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Coaching, Creating Miracles, General, Heaven is Now, Inspiration, Poetry, Spirituality

Why Did I Start “Creating Miracles” and “Write Protect and Clear”?

 

“My lungs gasp for breath and my chest contracts

They try to steal what remains of my will

Break me to the point that where I once ran I crawl

My vision of life becomes a mirage

And the tears fall like shattered rainbows

As if the gods themselves have cast their stones

I wail in the night that comes to bathe me

Wondering how many times midnight will chime”

From Dancing with Demons, by Bernette Sherman

 

We all go through periods when it’s hard to see the light or believe we’re on the right path. That was me not so long ago. I was looking at my life and feeling an overwhelming sense of, “F&*@ It! None of what I’m doing matters. Why bother?!”

I was ready to throw in the towel when Spirit spoke to me and reminded me of something that in my time of distress I’d nearly forgotten. I’m a spiritual being and this is a very human experience. As a spiritual being trying to bring light to the world I’m a beacon for those who are seeking light AND those who don’t want light to shine. I was reminded of a few lines originally from the poem Rise Again (Night to Dawn)  in my book Resist Persist.

 

“Midnight in the garden of my inner world

Wrestle woman! Fight back! I yell

Lips unparted, as I crawl through hell”

 

This experience showed me several things and put me on the path to shifting my own consciousness so that what was plaguing me would be gone. Something had to give. I began working the three tools that form the foundation for Creating Miracles after my near breakdown. I didn’t know if or how it would work – only that I needed it to. I couldn’t continue crying myself to sleep and having thoughts about quitting.

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I realized that lightworkers threaten the dark side. While I won’t go into the how;, the goal is to keep us from walking in our power. The idea of being attacked pissed me off. It wasn’t the first time and because I’m stronger than I was a little kid, the attack was different but this time, I had other tools to fight back.

 

What I understand is that when we are under that kind of spiritual attack, we are distracted and divided. When you are in that state of  mind you are not able to use your full creative power and tap into the miraculous. Your energy is being used  up battling or being depleted by the energetic vampires. My latest book Protect and Clear with the Divine is the direct result of realizing that not everyone has the tools and may be able to pray those prayers and say those affirmations to protect what they care about and clear out the negative. How can I help people grow spiritually and manifest the life they want when they are constantly in this kind of battle?

 

I used the tools I share in Creating Miracles and within a few days was seeing results. My mood was lighter and I stopped questioning whether my life meant something in this reality. Spirit told me that there are others who needed the prayers and affirmations I’d been writing and putting together for myself, friends, and clients; because others were battling too.

 

I was hesitant at first. Honestly, there are those who think I am  strange already. Did I really want to add this on? The answer was an unequivocal yes, compounded by the message of a southern preacher I channeled for one of our Spirit Speaks sessions, called (Mama) Maybelle. She spoke about how too many of us don’t share our truth because of judgment from  man. She was right. I was convicted. I couldn’t keep what I know and what I am learning to myself. That would be selfish and certainly not in line with one of the affirmations used in Creating Miracles.

 

So when I was led to put together the Creating Miracles program and write the Protect and Clear with the Divine book my  purpose while two-fold was also very much in line with helping people have a better life. To do that, you must be free and open to the infinite possibilities of an infinite universe.

 

I am open to those infinite possibilities and want that for others as well. If you missed the pilot study, there will be a similar, but independent program at a discounted rate after the new year and you can also take advantage of the individual program. I recognize the power that lies within each and every one of us and when we access that power and channel it in ways that are right for us, we really can create miraculous experiences.

What is possible for you when you open up to the infinite possibilities of an infinite universe?


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Prayers for Protection and Clearing of People, Spaces, and More

Protect and Clear with the Divine by Bernette - ReducedPre-Order Protect and Clear with the Divine to be released the week of November 12th, 2017.
This power filled book offers more than 20 protective and clearing prayers plus an introduction to using the pendulum to check your results. It was written with you and me in mind. I’ve used the prayers for the protection and clearing of myself, my home, and my family with great success. So can you.

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This book will be available in paperback and eBook

Contents:
Why Protect?
Using this Book
Beginning Prayer
Honoring the Divine Within, Knowing, and Gratitude
Protection of Self
General Protection
Protection of a Loved One
Protection of Children
Protection While Sleeping and Dreaming
Simple Protection for Public Places
Why Clearing and Protecting Spaces is Important
Prayer and Process for Clearing and Protection
Protection of Spaces – Creating a Border
Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You
Removing Negative People
Minimizing Impact of Negative People
Severing Spiritual Ties, Cords, and Fragments
Spiritual Portal Closing
Simple Portal Closing
Life Continues After Physical Death
Prayer for those on Life Supporting Systems
Prayer for those Who Have Crossed Over
Clearing and Charging Your Crystals for Use
A Simple Meditation of Oneness
The Lord’s Prayer
You Can Create Miracles in Your Life
Using a Pendulum to Check Results
Links to Resources and Books

 

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Are Your Prayers Answered?

Do you ever wonder if your prayers are answered? Do you get things showing up in your life that don’t feel like they are?

Ask and it is given.

It is done as you believe.

These two universal principles go together so beautifully but many people either don’t ask for what they truly desire or don’t believe it will be done as they have asked.

Scripture says (Mark 11:24), pray believing and you will have what you ask for. Ernest Holmes also used the bible as a reference point, referring to James 1:5-18 in regards to asking faith, believing. He says, “If we lack wisdom, we are to come to the Source of all knowledge and we shall receive it. But how are we to ask? In faith, believing. He further says, “Faith in God and in ourselves should be consciously generated.”

This is the example of the two principles coming together. Pray (ask) believing requires you to ask of the Universe and have faith it will be done. It also means that if you ask for that which is less than you deserve or truly desire, and you believe you will get what you ask for, you wind up with less than you really wanted. You must consciously generate questions that will align you with your heart’s true desires.

Now don’t get all mussed. This applies to all of us. There isn’t a person today who hasn’t asked for something, knowingly or unknowingly, that they really didn’t want. Or what seems like no answer is the actual answer. There are times we are grateful for unanswered prayers!

Much like a child asking their parents for something, sometimes it is yes…sometimes it is no…sometimes it is not now…and sometimes it is ‘if and when…’. You know if and when you clean your room you can go to the movies with your friends. If and when you work hard and save enough money you can buy a car.

Let’s consider something else. Quite often the issue isn’t with the answer at all, but with what we are asking.

What I want you to do is stop asking limiting questions. Don’t limit God. Don’t limit the Universe! Don’t limit yourself.

That means you have to stop asking for a job with company X that will cover your bills and start asking, “what lifestyle is possible and how can that show up for you?”

  • Stop asking for a husband and start asking, “what is possible for your personal fulfillment in a relationship?”
  • Stop asking for an apartment and start asking, “what is possible for you to have a home that makes you feel safe and comfortable, and is better than you can imagine?”

Do you see the pattern here? How often do we limit our possibilities by placing our own mental barriers on the questions and prayers we ask? What would be possible if you removed those limitations and let the Universe work out the details?

That would be better than you can imagine. Now, how does it get any better than that?

 

Interested in creating the miraculous in your life? Learn more about my Creating Miracles program to help you experience your heaven now.

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Volunteers Needed for Life-Changing Initiative

I am so excited about what has been shifting in my life and sharing that with you. I am looking for up to seven volunteers who want to 1. help heal this world and 2. want to have a better life for themselves.
 
If you respond with interest you’ll receive the intro materials for this pilot initiative. You can begin between November 5 and November 26.
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Don’t worry about the holidays and being too busy. For one – this is the perfect time of year to expand our presence in the world! And two – I’m a mom with kids at home so it is definitely something you can easily work into your regular life.
Pilot initiative volunteers will work directly with me. This initiative will change your life and give you tools and confidence to be a change leader.
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Coaching, General, Inspiration

Give Up Figuring Out How to Be the Artist You Want to Be

Give Up Figuring Out How to Be the Artist You Want to Be

You want to express more of yourself as a creative artist, but how? Not knowing the answer may actually be the best thing for you. It invites the question, the exploration, the wonder. If you are a creative artist perhaps you’ve been trying to figure this out for yourself and find that you wind up back where you are. Give it up!

The problem isn’t that you haven’t come up with an answer. The problem is that you actually think that YOU have to be the one to come up with the answer.

 

Asking for What You Want

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Let’s try this instead. Ask this question and don’t try to figure out the answer.

How can I express more of myself through my art?

Now don’t go trying to think hard about exactly what you will do. Rather, open yourself to the possibilities of this vast universe without trying to define what those possibilities are. Trust me, your ideas will pale in comparison to the infinite ideas of the entire universe. So just ask the question and whenever you find yourself trying to answer it and figure it out for yourself – STOP; and then ask the question again.

I know it sounds crazy. I get that. Maybe a little crazy is just what you need. When you stop trying to control what you are creating, how inspiration comes, how you express it in this world, you begin to build a personal box where you put you and all that you have to share inside.

 

Feeling Versus Figuring

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Instead of trying to get an answer with your head, find it with how you feel about various activities and opportunities. Does the thought of a particular audition make you feel good? If so, it may be right for you at this time. If it doesn’t ask yourself, “What about this audition is making me uncomfortable?” Be aware of anything that comes up for you. It might be a song on the radio, something on television, a book, billboard, or maybe a social media post that resonates with something that gives you more insight into why it makes you uncomfortable. You can ask another question (and another and another) when these things start to show up.

Here are a couple handy ones:

  • How is this related to my discomfort? Or What about my discomfort is related to what has been showing up?
  • How does this relate to my desire to express more of myself through my art?

Now, don’t do anything to get the answers. That’s right –no trying to figure it out. I will even suggest that you don’t visualize what it looks like. Keep doing what you do, without forcing. See what comes up for you. The answers will reveal themselves in ways you might not even expect. In their time. If you are tempted to work the answer out for yourself, go back to the question with an open mind and heart.

The right answer for you may not be the right answer for anyone else. And this is fine. You are a unique individual with unique dreams, talents, and purpose. Why would the right path or solution for you be what is right for everyone else? (Yes, that was an intentionally completely close-ended rhetorical question.)

Within the next twenty-four hours I invite you to choose to stop figuring it out and start asking questions. Take this post to get you started and ask big open-ended questions with an open heart and open mind. Then, be open to what shows up, even when it doesn’t look like you might have imagined it.

 

I’ve also posted this at Creative Core.

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Creating and the Sacral Chakra

Creating and the Sacral Chakra

 

As you might imagine, there is the potential for many seeds to be planted in this area and this area is fertile ground for manifesting our creativity and inspiration. It is a place where our ideas and beliefs can take hold and grow. This is true whether those ideas, beliefs, and inspirations are helpful or not. Nothing can grow unless a seed is first placed in the soil and it begins to take root.

Your seeds take root when they are given energy and nourishment. We naturally have a desire to create and see our ideas become reality. What grows must first be planted, and what might be fertile ground for one thing may not be fertile ground for something else.

Think about the ideas you may hold about yourself, your potential, your ability to have what you want. The soil for nurturing positive ideas is going to be different than those that feed the negative ideas.

Our body has seven main chakras. While many discuss twelve important chakras and even more minor chakras, I want to talk about the one that is relevant to our wombs and conception. Our sacral chakra.

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Where is it? The sacral chakra is your second chakra and is located in your lower abdomen in the area of the womb or navel. It is accessible from the front or back of the body as it is energetic and passes through.

What it controls and helps with: The sacral chakra is you’re the center for creativity and inspiration. If you want to create life, real or metaphorically, this chakra needs to be balanced and clear. The associated color for this chakra is orange.

Getting Your Creative Center – That Sacral Chakra Going

How can you get this chakra spinning for creativity? Try these simple ideas, but remember the most important thing is holding intention.

Using Prayer or Mediation

Prayer or meditation are great methods because you don’t need any tools.

Golden Ray Visualization for Sacral Chakra

Sit or kneel or stand (it really doesn’t matter) and imagine a beautiful golden ray of light coming into the top of your head (crown chakra) and flowing down your body to near your naval where your sacral chakra. Let it fill up that area with that golden light. Imagine that golden color deepens to like the sunset to an orange as it moves through your sacral chakra, energizing it. See your creative center expanding.

Prayer/Meditation for Sacral Chakra

Know and speak or think these things for yourself

  1. I am a creative person by nature
  2. I create easily and effortlessly because it is my nature
  3. I am grateful for the flow of creativity in my life and through my artistic craft

Thank you (always say thank you, it’s polite.)

 

Using Crystals

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For this method, you’ll need at least one crystal to help hold the intention.

I suggest either a nice clear quartz crystal (universal crystal) or a natural orange crystal of your choice. Don’t choose a crystal that has been colored or dyed.

Sit or lay or stand, but be relaxed and comfortable. Place the crystal against your sacral chakra and hold it there while you continue. Imagine the energy of the crystal flowing into your body as you follow the golden ray visualization above.

Feel the connection of the energy from the crystal in front of you and the golden ray entering you from above. While feeling this energy flow imagine that chakra opening up like a beautiful flower with countless petals, in hues of orange and deep yellows. Allow this to continue until you are ready to end. You may also continue with the prayer/meditation above.

I always like to end any energy work with gratitude. A simple thank you for the highest good and best outcome can suffice.

Are you a creative artist? How do you get your juices flowing? Read my post on Creative Core – Three Tips for Getting the Heart Flow Going – For Creative Artists

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When Life Changes, Lean In

When life takes a turn from the unexpected, what do you do? As a sprinter I ran the 4×100. When not on the last leg, I ran first leg, learning to fall with control from the block and take the curve, leaning in.

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Changes you are experiencing now are not random. They are the result of prior thoughts, beliefs, and actions being manifested in the physical.

We have the choice to lean into the curve which speeds you up or resist the changes, slowing you down.

Meditation: I accept changes I experience for my highest good and lean into the life I am consciously creating.

Love, Light, and Peace

-Bernette

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In Your Story

I’ve placed the last punctuation mark. The editing is done and after refining as much as reasonably possible, I acquiesce to the reality that the story is over, there’s nothing left to be told. The cover is done and just the finishing touches remain before delivering this baby to the world.

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I like the idea of wrapping up a book, a poem, and knowing that the piece is complete. It’s a sense of accomplishment and closure to be able to say, “It’s done.” That work of art, created with energy and time is done, but it only represents a fragment of time, mere moments and chapters of a larger story.

Our stories are much different. I look back on my life and there are many stories, some short, some stand-alone novels, some multi-part series. In between are poems and prose that fill in the gaps between books of our lives. Just as a writer develops a story as they become more intimate with the characters, we develop our lives as we become more intimate with ourselves. We cheer on the protagonist who has an important self-realization three-fourths into the story. We knew it had to come and were waiting to celebrate their personal growth.

In our stories we don’t have just one awakening. We don’t have just one moment of self-realization. Instead these come at us in big and small ways as we progress through the plot of our life story. And like a reader, we don’t necessarily know the full plot, where there will be plot twists, new characters introduced or when and how the story will end.

And this is okay. It’s what makes stories exciting. You are the main character of the most important story you will ever get to experience. What would you tell the main character in one of your favorite books? What would you yell to the screen because you can see what’s coming? Can you take your own advice for your life?

What are you going to do next in your story?

If you are ready to take the next step and write the next chapter of your story, perhaps I can help. It’s easy and fun to get started with the Stepping Stones Game. It can be played with or without ongoing coaching.

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Too Pretty?

I share this as a reminder about how things can be for a woman trying to work. For me, it started at 15. And I will go back and say I have a working spirit. If I could work, I did. I did odd jobs, sold candy, delivered newspapers, and other things until I was 15 and old enough for a work permit.

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And yes, I wanted to work. I went to a nearby family restaurant in Waterworks Mall in Pittsburgh to ask about a job as a hostess. I came in and spoke to the manager and was told that I would be great but he couldn’t hire me because I was too pretty and would distract the guys working on the kitchen. At 15 I didn’t even have a response. It wasn’t a compliment but he tried to make me feel like it was.

It would be the following year before I found a job, and only because I met someone who knew the manager at the McDonald’s downtown. My next job in the back of a dry cleaners steaming out clothes and pressing shirts was because of knowing someone as well.

I learned a lot from these experiences but I will never forget that in my first foray in the job market my looks and being a female were a liability (later learned to turn that around) but it stays with you.

As a female coming from a poor family I wanted to work and I was put in the margins not because I couldn’t do the job but because of other people’s inability to manage themselves.

Did I really have that much power?  No. What I had was the excuse those who hold power have held over women since the beginning of time. I am not your Eve. I am not the apple you are powerless to resist. Man up and resist the temptation.



Bernette Sherman is an author, speaker, and coach. See my creative works and offerings, including classes, and playshops at www.CreativeCoreHS.com.

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Personal Love

Over the past couple of months I’ve given a lot of thought to the idea of love. I’ve thought about love as it relates to my husband, my children, my mother and brothers, my neighbors, my neighborhood, my city, my country, and the world I live in. I’ve thought about love as it relates to God and how God relates to me. I thought about it in these ways because love is personal. It is something you feel, give, and receive on a personal level. Talking about love only becomes real through the experience of it.

I never knew what it was like to love someone completely without any conditions or expectations until I gave birth to my daughter. My heart expanded and my concept of love with it. I now understood my own mother better because of that experience.

When I look at the world right now, I see it. I see love. I know that it is easy to be distracted by the flashing lights of discontent and what appears as hate, but I recognize that as a lack of love. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying that love brings up anything unlike itself. Why? So, that it can be healed by love. Five years ago, I couldn’t have imagined being in this place and faced with the challenge of expanding love, peace, and equality on such a large scale but here we are. It got personal. It got personal for the masses.

It had been personal for many disenfranchised groups for a long time, but the voices became louder because there are more of them. Some voices cry out against a thing. I want to cry out for something. I want to cry out for more love, knowing that if we have more love the rest will follow.

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I desire for love to become a consumable centerpiece at the table of life, shared by all, because all are welcome at the table. I don’t imagine it will happen overnight. I’m not that naïve. But I do believe that our world will lean more visibly towards love by the time I see the faces of my grandchildren. While the large demonstrations are important for building awareness and raising consciousness on a mass level, the small demonstrations are even more important.
I’m speaking of the small acts of love we have an opportunity to show every single day to our family, our friends, our neighbors, and in our neighborhoods. Perhaps it’s the smile you give a stranger at the grocery store, helping a mom with her hands full, picking up something that someone dropped, buying someone lunch, or even a coffee, calling an old friend just to say hi and show you care. Simple things that collectively raise the energy of love higher.
Now is the time to recommit to loving more and there is no shortage of ways to love.

In what ways can you love others?


Bernette Sherman is an author, speaker, and coach. Her book Heaven is Now: Enough Excuses is available in paperback and e-book formats on AmazonCreative Core is how she shares her gifts with the world through books, poetry, classes, playshops, and more.