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Start your mornings off right with a mini-retreat to feel better, get more done, and live this life confidently, energetically, and abundantly. Each day I'll share easy access doors to help you find Peace in chaos, Love in fear, Silence in noise, and Light in darkness. You’ll start recognizing the Go(o)d in everything, including yourself. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please subscribe, rate, and review Go(o)d Mornings on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy it! Catch new episodes of ‘Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki’ 7 days a week, each morning, before 7am ET. *10% of revenue generated from this podcast will be donated to "Showering Love" a non-profit organization that restores good mornings, dignity, hope and health to people experiencing homelessness by providing showers and other supportive services.

Nikki Walton

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    Fear is Only Possible When You're Living in the Suburbs of Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 6:21

    Today's Quotes: "Complaint is only possible when you're living in the suburbs of God." - Daniel Ladinsky, 'The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master"To whom does this thought come?" - Ramana Maharshi"See what you're doing now.  You're thinking.  That spoils it.  Learn to stay without thought. Even if for a few seconds.  It's hard isn't it?  This is the reason you have to ask yourself, 'To whom do these thoughts come?'  It's only a modality to cause you to stop thinking."-Robert Adams"You cannot see anyone, the face of God is all that shines.  The Soul of God looks out through all eyes." - Joel Goldsmith "None but ourselves can free our minds." -Bob Marley Today's Practice:View your mind like traffic that has nothing to do with you. Traffic that's on the other side of the road.  The kind of traffic that makes you say, 'whooo! Glad I'm not going that way!"  Don't get involved with it.  You're not stuck in it.  You're simply watching it.  Every time a thought approaches, ask yourself, 'to whom does this thought come?' And pause... listen.  The answer is the silence.  The mind stops and leaves you in the remembrance, in the recognition that you were never out of Love... you weren't living in the outskirts of the Kingdom.  YOU ARE THE KINGDOM.  You're Home, in the City of God. And as long as you're feeling Love inside of you, you'll be consciously aware of Love manifest all around you... as you.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    Put Your Thoughts on Transparency Mode

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 7:24

    Never hold a thought, never drop the Thread. Ram Dass' Roommate Story from 'Changing Lenses'"If you would like to meet your roommate, just try to sit inside yourself for a while in complete solitude and silence. You have the right; it's your inner domain. But instead of finding silence, you're going to listen to incessant chatter: “Why am I doing this? I have more important things to do. This is a waste of time. There's nobody in here but me. What's this all about?”Right on cue, there's your roommate. You may have a clear intention to be quiet inside, but your roommate won't cooperate. And it's not just when you try to be quiet. It has something to say about everything you look at: “I like it. I don't like it. This is good. That's bad.” It just talks and talks. You don't generally notice because you don't step back from it. You're so close that you don't realize that you're actually hypnotized into listening to it. Basically, you're not alone in there. There are two distinct aspects of your inner being. The first is you, the awareness, the witness, the center of your willful intentions; and the other is that which you watch. The problem is, the part that you watch never shuts up. If you could get rid of that part, even for a moment, the peace and serenity would be the nicest vacation you've ever had."-Singer, Michael A.. The Untethered Soul (p. 17)Today's Practice:Watch and listen to your mind.  Notice when it's doing what it does.  Notice its judgements, criticisms, projections, conclusions.  Don't react. Don't respond. Don't try to stop them.  Just notice.  And then notice what else is present.  Listen to the Silence that the thoughts are coming and going in.  Feel that Silence... Joy, Love... the Bliss of the Self.  When you feel this Bliss, It puts the thoughts on transparency mode (like your noise canceling headphones).  Now you're no longer hypnotized by thinking... It's not the only thing you can hear.  Now you can also hear the Silence!  You can feel the Thread.  And It feels good. Don't drop It.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 

    Live Life As If Everything is Rigged in Your Favor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 12:17

    "What is Grace? I asked God.  And He said, 'all that happens'. " - Unknown “All is God's will, but maya prevents you from knowing It's all God's will.” - Neem Karoli Baba"You must always remember this, that no matter what you're going through, no matter what appears to have come upon you that you consider negative, it's a blessing in disguise. Sounds strange but true. It's a blessing in disguise, believe it or not. If you handle it in the right way, and you work through it by not reacting to it, it will turn into something so beautiful you can't imagine. I can assure you of this. But if you react you may win, you may get your point across. That will only last a short while. Then you'll have to go through the condition again and again, perhaps with other people, and you'll never know why you suffer so much."- Robert Adams "Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor." - RumiToday's Practice:Treat every 'problem' like a blessing in disguise.  When a problem comes, pause, and:1. Notice the problem2. Notice the Silence3. Notice LoveAs soon as you feel Love, you are in touch with the solution, and will live the miracle.  You feel Grace within yourself, and then you see Grace around yourself.I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    Just ONE Second To Shift Into Love...This Is How!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 5:21

    "Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment."  - Thich Nhat Hanh“This love and life are not different. This love and God are not different. This love and consciousness are not different. This love and the Absolute are not different.”— Mooji, White Fire: Spiritual Insights and Teachings of Advaita Zen Master "Yeeahhhhh" - Oprah Open-mouth smile, and while inaudibly mouth breathing, notice the current of Love you can feel within on your next, gentle exhale.  Even when you stop smiling you can stay with this current... you can keep some attention on and AS this Love.  Use this practice to help you instantly shift back into your Truth, to give you permission to stay on your Throne, to stay in genuine gratitude, no matter what.  Happy Thanksgiving! I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    Home for the Holidays? Do THIS to Stay In Your Power.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 8:26

     Stay in your Home energy even when you're away from home, with this easy practice and mini-meditation.  "If you think you're so enlightened, go home for Thanksgiving." - Ram Dass "Not good humanhood, not bad humanhood, Christhood." - Joel GoldsmithI Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 

    Lost and Found in Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 5:40

    "The consciousness of the oneness of God and you restores the lost Truth of all Scripture, reestablishes health, harmony, completeness and thereby ends discord and limitation.  Looking outside yourself for the source of grace, you lose the real presence within.  Shankara wrote: “If the supreme Truth remains unknown, the study of Scripture is fruitless; the study of the letter alone is useless; the Spirit must be sought out by intuition.” And Paul says: “The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.”-Joel Goldsmith, Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture "Being must be felt.  It can't be thought." -Eckhart Tolle" God is not seen with the eyes but felt as the consciousness within." -Ramana Maharshi Today's Practice:Taste God and hold onto the aftertaste for as long as you can.  Sink into God.  Marinate in God.  Dissolve in God. Become aware of your Self as God. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    “God Respects Me When I Work, He Loves Me When I Sing.”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:12

    Love is the only song I know.  It's stuck in my head.  On loop AS my Heart.  This Divine tune harmonizes my life, carries me, lifts me, sings me, frees me.  It 's on repeat so "I" won't have to.  This life is successful.  "You are the Source of my strength. You are the Strength of my life. I lift my hands in total praise to you." - Total Praise, Richard Smallwood Total Praise by Sunday Choir"God respects me when I work, He loves me when I sing.” - Tagore"There's an ancient Peace you carry in your Heart and have not lost." - ACIM"Someone may be wonderingWhen we sing our songAt times we may be cryingAnd nothing's even wrong… I sing because I'm happy (I sing)I sing because I'm free (His eye's on)His eye's on the sparrow (that's the reason)That's the reason why I sing… Glory, hallelujah (You're the reason)You're the reason why I sing (come on, say glory)Glory, hallelujah (thank you Jesus)You're the reason why I sing." - Kirk Franklin, Why We SingToday's Practice:Choose a song that points you to the present, always 'on', inner worshipping.  Allow it to get stuck in your head, tuning you to Joy,  replacing your thoughts, replacing the object of worship, replacing even you... leaving only This.  Live today as This atmosphere of worship.   This is the song stuck in my head, on loop in my heart-- the Mahamantra ( at the  13:45 min mark is the rhythm I sing and chant in constantly).  There's places in India where this mantra has gone on non-stop for centuries.  People show up and sing in shifts!Wherever you're singing, whatever you're singing, know that I Am (t)here, singing, too.  Worshipping, too.  Praising, too.  Loving, too.  Knowing that the lover, the loving, and the one loved are One.  We are that One Love.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    It's All Grace, but you have to act like it isn't...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 5:18

    Today's Quotes:"Work is worship." - Maharajji "In all activities, and for their results, just depend upon Me, and work always under My protection.  In such devotional service, be fully conscious of Me." - BG 18:57"It's All Grace but you have to act like it isn't. You have to act like everything depends on you and your effort, but you have to pray like everything depends on God." -  Siddhi Ma via Krishna Das Today's Practice:Do Go(o)d work by feeling Love in the body as the work is happening.  Stay conscious of this Joy all throughout the day like it's your real work.  That's ceaseless prayer.  That's the wonder-working miracle.  It's your true state.  And through It, you'll watch all things be fulfilled.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    How to Take a REAL Break

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 6:09

    Lunch breaks are important, Self-care breaks are important. Love breaks... your faith in the 'powers' of this world.  It breaks your belief in your fears, your limitations.  It breaks your belief in a 'you' separate and apart from God.  Don't go back to BEing any other way... stay on Break with me.  Stay in and AS this Love with me.  Always.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 

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    If you can learn to do THIS, you will be pleasantly surprised by what happens.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 7:09

    When in Trouble..."You can say, 'Self, here I am again in trouble. I have no idea what to do next, but you are really me, even though you are all pervading, you are expressing as myself. You know what to do. I therefore, surrender completely to you. I surrender my body, I surrender my affairs, I surrender my world. I have no need to worry or fret. You will take care of everything.'And you let go. If you can learn to do this first, before you take any other action, you will be pleasantly surprised by what happens. "-Robert Adams Today's  Quotes:"Until every one of us can report that we receive the Word of God continuously, that we can almost at will feel the divine Presence, there will be need of these reminders." -Joel Goldsmith "When there is noise and confusion without, then is the time to be still and feel the tender touch of My hand on your head.   How true it is, Beloved, that only as there is stillness within can there be any measure of stillness and peace without. I would have you know and practice this secret of inner strength.  I do not say it is easy, I say it is very hard.  It is hard at times of much outer disturbance to feel great depths of inner peace. That is why you so often fail to demonstrate over your problems of confusion.  It is the reason you are so often baffled and full of grief and disturbance.  Try at these times to feel My touch.  Only try and each time it shall become easier until you will be able to lift yourself at any moments from outer confusion to inner peace, from turmoil to tranquility.  After all, is that not what you seek, My Beloved?  And that which you truly yearn for and seek I shall surely grant unto you. " - Eva Bell Werber, In His Presence"Whatever you may be going though, if you are conscious about it and do a simple spiritual practice, it will fix itself." - SadhguruToday's Practice:Taste the bliss of this 'short week'.  Become so familiar with the taste of freedom and relief and joy, that when you find yourself back in a moment of chaos and demand, or a moment of trouble, you don't even have to try to reach for this Go(o)d feeling.  You're reaching FROM It.  You never leave It because you are It.  I Love you, Nik 

    "I'm Happy Even Before I Have a Reason." - Listening for God's Laughter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 5:38

    Today's Quotes:"I am happy even before I have a reason." - Hafiz"Hafiz tells us that the Beloved's nature is pure Joy.  The closer we come to Him, the more we are able to hear and feel God's Laughter.  The rhythm of His Laughter is the music of the dance of life.  That music is the essence of Love, and it is the radiant core of every song of Hafiz."-Daniel Ladinsky Today's Practice:Keep listening and feeling for God's silent, jubilant Laughter.  Allow It to become the soundtrack and the feeling quality of your life.  Allow It to replace your life.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    The Secret to Fulfilling Your Deepest Desire

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 9:42

    The secret to fulfilling your deepest desire is... FULL FEELING.  God's Love.  Having the felt- experience of God where you are, frequently.  Today's Quotes:"Books and learning, yoga and meditation and illumination-- all are but dust compared with Love." - Vivekananda "Friend, if you've never really met the Secret One, what is the source of your self-confidence?Stop all this flirtation using words. Love does not happen with words. Don't lie to yourself about the holy books and what they say. The love I talk of is not in the books. Who has wanted it has it. " - Kabir"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." - Albert Einstein"As Namdev, the great 13th-century poet-saint, wrote, he had perfect knowledge of the Vedas (ancient Indian scriptures) and all of the schools of Indian philosophy; he had accomplished the goal of the yogis; he had himself experienced the joy of merging in the formless God; but he'd transcended all of these experiences through the grace of the saints, to find that “the secret is the Lord's Love.” - Krishna Das, Chants of a Lifetime "The effort through mental means to become spiritual is wasted effort. The attempt to understand spiritual things with the five senses or the intellect is useless. Developing a sense of receptivity; learning to silence the senses and gaining the ability to listen for “the still, small voice” – this is the Way. Human thoughts – even good ones – will not help."-Joel Goldsmith, Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture Today's Practice:Fulfilled prayer happens when you are FILLED FULLY... fully feeling God's Love where you are.  Don't pray for happiness or peace.  Don't pray for dream solutions and dream stuff.  Drop everything and you'll find only Love.  Drop even good thoughts and words and you'll find only God.  And then God will fulfill Itself. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    "Give Your Real Being a Chance to Shape Your Life. You Will Not Regret It."

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 6:18

    Today's Quotes:"The more fearful a person is, the more he uses his mind. The more fearless a person is, the more he uses his Heart." - Teal Swan "The spiritual work is like jumping out of an airplane and after you get out of the airplane, you see you have no parachute on.  But then you finally figure out it's okay because there is no ground." - Ram Dass "Don't lose heart.  God helps those who are courageous." - Neem Karoli Baba Bonus Quotes:"Give your real being a chance to shape your life.  You will not regret it." -Nisargadatta Maharaj "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is One Lord. (Deuteronomy 6:4)In our agreement and understanding that God is one, God has no opposite, and there is no opposition.  With God as one, there is only one activity, one being, one cause, one power, one law." - Joel Goldsmith "Think of God alone. Dismiss every thought from your mind, You will see God before you and all your problems will be solved." - Shivapuri Baba Today's Practice:Keep recognizing familiar thought patterns and immediately shifting into your spiritual practice-- your mantra, listening for silence, staring straight ahead, unblinkingly, swaying, smiling, etc.  Jump out of the mind and into the Heart.  Fall into the One Love, the One Power, the One Cause, and you'll discover your wings. I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com 

    How to Stop Being Frustrated

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 4:41

    You're actually NOT frustrated, you're just feeling the pain of believing that Peace isn't here... that Love isn't real.  You've forgotten God, and have named that feeling, 'frustration.'  The moment you remember God, Its Peace first comforts you, and then, shortly after, blossoms forth as rest, solutions, abundance.  I Love you and I'm with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.comQuotes:"There will be periods of frustration.  There will be periods of doubt.  Your worldly involvements will hamper your sadhana (practice) and an atmosphere of defeat will prevail.  But, come what may, throw everything aside, don't bother about anything and continue your abidance in the "I am" in all earnestness." - Nisargadatta Maharaj "Don't bother about anything.  Just continue abiding in the 'I am'.  A moment will come when it will be pleased and reveal all the secrets." - Nisargadatta Maharaj "He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." -Psalm 23 2-4"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows."-Psalm 23:5

    Love's Promise

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 7:27

    Love is saying, "I Am always in communion with you. Once I take a hold of your hand, I never let go, even when you let go of mine.”(Krishna Das quoting Maharajjii) Listen to THIS EPISODE if you haven't yet (further elaboration on the Thread of Love that was woven through this episode, as well). "The Lord of the UniverseWhen we praise Him, He is here.When we forget Him, He is here.When we die, He is here.All this takes place inside the theatre of God, His Divine play.But he remains in a secret place, where few find him as He really is.He I call my Father, beyond gender, beyond form, beyond name.Though he appears through many forms, He is the single one, indefinable.Not one particle of the universal consciousness, or the forms of the elements, known to us, or not known to us can exist apart from Him.He alone exists.Shout Hallelujah to the Truth.Praise be to God!"Mooji"Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you." - Isaiah 49:15Today' Practice:Listen to THIS EPISODE if you haven't (about the Thread).  Stay aware AS the Thread of Love today.  Become aware of thoughts as knots on that Thread.  But notice how the knots don't negate the thread.  You're still Love, even when thoughts are present.  You're still Love even when anger is present.  You're still Love even when excitement, anxiety, or fear are present.  Stay aware that God is with you.  Stay aware of God AS you. Stay aware AS the Thread, today.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 

    The Only Prayer You Need

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 8:17

    "Customary prayer makes one superior to God because it tells God what it wants and usually when it wants it. It sets up the ego because it dares to try to influence God in one's behalf or in behalf of another. But in the silence of meditation, the prayer is: 'I do not ask You to serve my purpose, to do my will or my wish or my bidding. I am Your servant—do what You will with me. Teach me, feed me, direct me. You are closer to me than breathing. You know my needs, and it is Your good pleasure to give me the kingdom. Therefore I wait upon You. 'In this waiting, a vacuum is created, and the ego is in abeyance. The personal sense of self with its desires, wishes, hopes, and ambitions fades away, and then there is room for that transcendental spark to be kindled. There must be humility, before the Spirit of the Lord can be upon us. So it is that when we pray in secret, realizing our oneness with the Father and that, because of that oneness, all that the Father has is ours by divine inheritance and, therefore, it is our Father's good pleasure to give us the kingdom, we then need no longer look to any man for reward, compensation, gratitude, co-operation, or affection. When we understand our relationship with the Father, we learn to mold every thought and deed in accordance with His will.”— The Thunder of Silence by Joel S. GoldsmithBonus Quotes:"-Prayer is not just vocal prayer is a way of involving your whole body and getting it into a certain attitude of receptivity, of seeing.-If you manage to keep aside the assumed importance that you have for yourself, then you are in prayer, you don't have to say anything.-Meditation means you have understood your limitations, now you just shut up."-Sadhguru A Prayer of Silent Union With God from Franciscanmedia"You may find it rewarding to try this simple prayer exercise:Just sit down and, keeping your back straight but free, begin quieting your mind and your body by taking a few relaxing, deep breaths. Close your eyes if you wish. Center your awareness on the silent and infinite presence of God within your heart.Let the Spirit lead you beyond the noisy world of space and time and into the silent realm where God dwells as the source and ground of your being. Center your attention on that hushed point within you where the human touches the divine, where the branch (you) intersects with Jesus, the vine—where you and God are one and dwell in each other.Let yourself sink into the silent immensity of God. Simply let your prayer be a silent being there with God. Without any need for thoughts and words, exchange quiet love with God for as long as you feel inspired to do so."I Love you, Nik 

    Let Love Choose Your Path

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 6:37

    Today's Quotes:“The Way It Is"There's a thread you follow. It goes amongthings that change. But it doesn't change.People wonder about what you are pursuing.You have to explain about the thread.But it is hard for others to see.While you hold it you can't get lost.Tragedies happen; people get hurtor die; and you suffer and get old.Nothing you do can stop time's unfolding.You don't ever let go of the thread.-William StaffordWatch this quick video from Richard Rohr on the sacredness of breath.  It's POWERFUL! "Not good humanhood or bad humanhood, just Christhood". -Joel Goldsmith (the mantra I lean on to feel through the world, to the Truth of the invisible Kingdom.  I feel the One Christ, the undivided, formless Love where people appear to be. I know that only Love is (t)here.) Bonus Quote:"The bottom line is that we find our path by following what makes us feel good. Why does that seem like such a revolutionary concept? Why do we spend so much time not doing what we want to do and complaining about what we wind up doing? If we follow our sense of well-being, if we follow our heart and do what makes us happy, it's going to lead us in the right direction."-Krishna Das, Chants of a Lifetime “Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”- Teresa of AvilaToday's Practice:Choose a practice to help you stay aware of and consciously hold the Thread of Love.  You can chant, you can sing, you can breathe consciously, you can sway... you can feel God's presence with you, or feel It as your Self.  Do what it takes, and It will bless you.  ProTip: Choose the one that feels good. That's the one that works ;)   This is the mala I've purchased like 20 times now for myself and Go(o)d Friends! I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 

    Feeling Love in the Emergency Room

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 8:58

    ...I didn't know what the next moment held, but I knew that if I held on to the remembrance of Love, I'd be Go(o)d, whatever that looked like.  I'm deeply thankful to be here with you this morning.  I love you and I'm with you, eternally. I Love you, Nik Nikki@curlynikki.com"There is only God and to realize that, is the only thing that has to be done." - Anandamayi Ma"Suffering is sent to remind you to turn your thoughts towards That which is real- to God who will give you solace." - Anandamayi Ma "You can plan for a hundred years. But you don't know what will happen the next moment.” -Neem Karoli Baba"Those who sing the praise of Him are no longer ordinary men trapped in the world." -unknown"Joining the humble Saints, chant the Lord's name.  This is the most immaculate and perfect occupation of all." - Guru Granth Sahib  (the Sikh bible)

    You've Escaped the Cage

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 6:08

    "Liberation is only to remain aware of the Self." - Ramana Maharshi "I am not talking about Joy as the ultimate possibility in your life; I am talking about Joy as the 'A' of your life, not the 'Z' of your life." - Sadhguru "You have escaped the cage.  Your wings are stretched out.  Now fly." -Rumi Today's Practice:Freedom is staying aware of the Love you can feel in and AS this moment.  Not losing felt-oneness with It.  Not forgetting It.  Staying constantly, consciously aware of It.  Recognizing that when you're aware of this inner freedom, you are free of your self... of your ego.  You are being the invisible, boundless Freedom, not a person.  And because you are being Freedom, you'll watch that person be free.  You'll watch it be great.  I Love you, Nik 

    May 'I' Have Your Attention Please?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 5:51

    "People say, 'what should I do with my life?'  The more interesting question is, 'how do I cultivate the quietness of my Being, where what I should do with my life becomes apparent.'" -Ram Dass God is saying, "it's not your life, tho... it's Mine."  :)  So chill! Find your Self, your purpose, your best life through giving Love your attention, and It'll give you the world. “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom." -Luke 12:32I Love you,NikNikki@curlynikki.com 

    Believe in Love the Way You Believe in Mondays

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 5:54

    Presence is all that I know. Love is all that I feel.  God is all that I experience.  Right where I used to experience Mondays, I experience Love, inspiration, joy, new life.  Only Love is here, and sometimes, I call it Monday.  Today's Quotes:"Be here fully, and then whatever is needed in your life comes.  It comes out of the power that dwells in the present moment.  There is an enormous power here.  It is the power of life itself." - Eckhart Tolle "This sound of the Lord's name is identical with the Lord, as we have tried to explain by the non-dual position of the Lord ... All fear is vanished as soon as there is the sound of the Lord, represented by His holy name.  We can take advantage of these sounds and be free from all threatening problems of material existence."- Srila Prabhupada Today's Practice:Listen to this episode again (the one about mantra) and try to incorporate it into your day, today, and always.  It's truly the practice that changed my life because it holds you in Power.  It holds you in remembrance because as soon as you notice that you're no longer repeating the name of God, you're back, and you start again—aware of the presence of Love, of Power, of God.  Aware that you are the presence of Love, of Power, of God. And you relax and smile, knowing that this Presence takes care of Itself. I Love you and I Am (is) with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    When Thoughts Have Been Paused, Fear Has Been Paused, and Only Love is Playing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 6:00

    "Meditation pauses the story in your mind long enough for you to remember that your mind is always telling you a story." - @heycoryallen on IG"You are not suffering yesterday or tomorrow.  You are only suffering memory and your imagination." - Sadhguru Today's Practice:Keep recognizing that this felt-Love is always 'on' and available to you.  Even though the world screen and its memory and imagination programs play, the WORD screen, the LOVE screen  and its programs are always playing, have always been playing and will always be playing.  Tune in.  And stay tuned in. I Love you and 'I AM' (is) with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 

    Finding God is the "Funeral of All Sorrows"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 5:12

    Today's Quotes: "Remember that finding God will be the funeral of all sorrows." - Sri Yukteswar Giri via Autobiography of a Yogi“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”-Chinese Proverb “St. Teresa of Avila wrote: 'All difficulties in prayer can be traced to one cause: praying as if God were absent.' This is the conviction that we bring with us from early childhood and apply to everyday life and to our lives in general. It gets stronger as we grow up, unless we are touched by the Gospel and begin the spiritual journey. This journey is a process of dismantling the monumental illusion that God is distant or absent.”-Thomas Keating, Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit"You are so near that I cannot see You.  Like a fool I keep looking around." -RumiToday's Practice:Finding and knowing this Love ends your worries, ends your suffering… ends the limited and distorted concept of 'you'.  And in its place, the Grace of felt-Oneness... Wisdom... Purpose.. Joy... I Am.   I Love you and I'm with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    Silence is Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 7:46

    Only Silence is here. Not Silence and the present moment, or Silence and God, or Silence and Love, or Silence and you.   They're all One.  The present moment IS Silence.  Silence IS God.  God IS Love.  Love IS you.  There's only the One presence here, and It's silent and loving, and some call It God, and some call It 'the Now', and some call It 'Awareness', and you call It 'Self'.  But It's just Silence... without the word 'silence'.  Just the bare experience of It.  Just the immediate awareness of It(Self). Just Presence. Just Love.  Just God. Just Silence. Silence appearing as (worldly) silence. Silence appearing as (our concept of) God. Silence appearing as (our concept of) Love. Silence appearing as (the concept of) you. Silence appearing as (the concept of) me reminding you.ORLove appearing as (worldly) silence.Love appearing as (our concept of) God.Love appearing as (our concept of) Love.Love appearing as (the concept of) you.Love appearing as (the concept of) me reminding you.ORGod appearing as (worldly) silence.God appearing as (our concept of) God.God appearing as (our concept of) Love.God appearing as (the concept of) you.God appearing as (the concept of) me reminding you.No words can touch This.  No words are True.  They can only point to the Silence that Is.  KNOW... FEEL...BE the Loving-Silence, and be free. Today's Quotes:  A reading from Eva Bell Werber's Journey with the Master called, 'Silence." "Inward is not a direction. Inward is a dimension."- Sadhguru "Even when you are in the kitchen, our Lord is moving among the pots and pans." - St. Teresa of Avila I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 

    Take a Vacation from Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 11:02

     Today's Quotes:Your consciousness of Truth does not mean your ability to recall Truth; it means your immediate awareness of Truth-- the Truth of which you are conscious this very moment." - Bob Pilato “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33"The entire spiritual life is based on the rejection of appearances." -Joel Goldsmith  “All evil vanishes from life for him who keeps the sun in his heart.” -Ram Dass Today's Practice: Take a vacation from yourself by being your Self.  Bask in the sun of the Self and immediately know everything AS that One.  As Love.  You're not trying to practice or trying to remember this, you immediately feel and know Love here, there, and everywhere.  When you scroll IG, you know that where the phone, the hand, the feed, and the profiles appear to be, only Love is.  Where the world is, including the body you call 'you' appears to be, know only Love is (t)here.  Here, everything is holy.  Everything is sacred.  Every day is a miracle. Every day is vacation.  Every day is Saturday.  This is an immediate recognition.  An instant retreat.  Stay here. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    It's a Feeling Practice, Not a Thinking Practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 9:26

    It's a BEING practice, not a thinking one. Today's Quotes: "If materialistic world is noise, spiritually or religion is music.  Most people just keep shuffling between noise and music.  To discover the eternal silence, you have to realize that the music is just refined noise." - @immortaltalks on IG “Father, there is little to tell. My consciousness has never associated itself with this temporary body. Before I came to this earth, Father, I was the same. I grew into womanhood, but still, I was the same. When the family in which I had been born made arrangements to have this body married, I was the same. And, Father, in front of you now, I am the same. Even afterwards, though the dance of creation changes around me in the hall of eternity, I shall be the same.”-Anandamayi Ma to Yogananda in 'Autobiography of a Yogi'"I become something, then nothing, then everything, but always remain Myself." -Rupert Spira Today's Practice:Know 'I Am' by feeling It, not thinking about It.  Feel It without words. When you're feeling It, you're being It and know everything else as It, too.  This is a feeling practice, not a thinking practice.  We're dropping the noise, the music, for Silence.  And from that Silence you can enjoy the music... you can be the dancer, the watcher of the dance, and at the same time, be beyond it all.  I Love you, Nik 

    "Lord, I'm Ready" - THIS is How You Let Your Soul Mate In

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 10:03

    If I Am here, God is also here, Now.*If I Am here, Love is also here, Now. If I Am here, the Love of my life is also here, Now. I Am the Love of my life.  The 'I Am' is God.  The  'I Am'  is the Moment.  The  'I Am' is Now.  The  'I Am' is the only Presence.  The  'I Am'  is the presence of my seeming Lover and everything else. I will focus on the "I Am" and what I need will come into focus. I Love you and I'm with you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com Quotes: "I asked, 'why have I received only this?' A voice replied, 'only this will lead you to That.' "- Rumi"God has proven that when He is with me, all the necessities of life become unnecessary.  In that consciousness you become more healthy than the average person, more joyous, more bountiful in every way.  Don't seek little things; they will divert you from God.  Start your experiment now: make life simple and be a king. "-Yogananda *"If I Am here, God is also here." - Joel Goldsmith "Lord, I'm ready." - Ciara

    Pause and Prosper

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 8:11

    Today's Quote: "Take your questions to a deeper place than the anxiety to figure something out."-Adyashanti Today's Practice:When you notice a question or an issue today, PAUSE and find the deeper place.  Feel the Silence of the deeper place.  Hear the Love in the deeper place, AS the deeper place.  Through this Pause, answers and solutions flow. Through this Pause, wisdom dawns.  Pause... and prosper.  I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com

    God's Address (at the corner of Love and Love)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 5:55

    Today's Quote:"God remains an illusion until you have realized Him, and once you realize God, the world becomes an illusion." - unknown Bonus Quote: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." - Matthew 6:33Today's Practice: Don't pray for what you desire, pray for release from the desire itself.  Pray for relief from the neediness.  Pray to see through the need.  Pray to see through the illusion of the need... the illusion of the world.  Pray to feel God's presence,  Its Love, His constant, jubilant celebration where you are, and the more you attend to this celebrating, the more you'll have to celebrate.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    You're the One

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 6:48

    "Imagine an ocean of consciousness.  Instead of an ocean of water, this is an ocean of consciousness.  Almost all of the waves on this ocean of consciousness have developed the habit of never looking down.  They only look out horizontally. Because they only look out horizontally, all they see are what appears to be billions of separate waves. They assume that there is no ocean, only separate waves. One day one of the waves has the courage to dive deep down within itself and discovers the ocean. This wave discovers that there is no line that separates it from the ocean.  This wave discovers that there are no waves, there is only the ocean.  Wave is a concept created by imagining there is a bottom line that separates the wave from the ocean.  There are no waves, there is only the ocean. This can be known in direct experience." - Michael Langford, The Direct Means to Eternal BlissBe like that  curious wave and look down. Dive deep and abide in and AS your Self.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com  

    Love Your Way to a New Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 9:31

    Love your anger, Love your fear, Love your good thoughts, Love your bad thoughts. Love everything, and you'll find that everything dissolves in this Love, and only Love is left. Today's meditation is called 'The Loving All Method' from How to Live a Life That Knows Only Love, compiled by Michael Langford ."Whoever sees me sees Him who sent me." - John 12 : 44-45"May My Peace arise... within you." - Mary 8:13Bonus Quote:“Pain is the mind. It's the thoughts of the mind. Then I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart. The witness that witnesses being. Then those particular thoughts that are painful – love them. I love them to death!“ -Ram Dass I Love you, Nikkinikki@curlynikki.com

    "God's Voice Speaks to Me All Through the Day"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 7:57

    God's Voice, this Silent-Love, is the soundtrack of your life.  Keep listening for It, feeling for It.  Take this mantra: "God's Voice speaks to me all through the day." - Lesson 49 ACIM "It is quite possible to listen to God's Voice all through the day without interrupting your regular activities in any way. The part of your mind in which truth abides is in constant communication with God, whether you are aware of it or not. It is the other part of your mind that functions in the world and obeys the world's laws. It is this part that is constantly distracted, disorganized and highly uncertain.The part that is listening to the Voice for God is calm, always at rest and wholly certain. ²It is really the only part there is. The other part is a wild illusion, frantic and distraught, but without reality of any kind. Try today not to listen to it. Try to identify with the part of your mind where stillness and peace reign forever. Try to hear God's Voice call to you lovingly, reminding you that your Creator has not forgotten His Son." -  Lesson 49 ACIM"Listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forget."  - Jack Kerouac 

    What Does God's Presence Feel Like? | Taste and See

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 8:22

    "What does self-knowledge taste like, feel like? I assume it is not completely flavourless! The Self knows itself, of its own accord, without the intervention of any means. It cannot be described because it is not in the realm of comparison or complementarity. You cannot smell incense burning nor see the leaf of a plant without using the corresponding sensory organ, but consciousness knows itself all the while the varied aspects of manifestation occur. Water is not altered by the many different fish swimming in its depths, it is ever water. I can give you another analogy. You only taste the things that are in your mouth, the objects, but the mouth has its own taste."-Jean Klein, I Am"...when all taste is eliminated from the mouth, you arrive at the taste of the mouth itself. "-Jean Klein, I Am"Thoughts come and go. Feelings come and go.  Find out what it is that remains." - Ramana Maharshi "You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. All that you have to do is to give up being aware of other things, that is of the not-Self. If one gives up being aware of them then pure awareness alone remains, and that is the Self."- Ramana Maharshi "Everything is impermanent, except the love of God." - Maharajji "To have continuous water supply in a city, the pumps must be working day and night.  Likewise, in order to keep the heart filled with sweetness of the Divine presence, constant remembrance of Him is essential." - Anandamayi Ma "Whenever you possibly can, sustain the flow of a sacred Name. To repeat His Name is to be in His presence." - Anandamayi Ma Today's Practice: Stay aware of the taste of God's Love during every seeming appearance, just as you could stay aware of the taste of the mouth itself while tasting your food.  No matter how bitter or sweet the flavor of the moment, it can't mask the Divine Sweetness of Love.  It can't make you forget your Self.  Take a mantra and keep it on your lips and tongue at all times, so that you may taste the Love you are constantly.  Taste and SEE.  I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com

    Next Time You Feel Lonely...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 9:06

    Today's Quotes: "Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly, let it cut more deep.  Let it ferment and season you as few human or even divine ingredients can.  Something missing in my heart tonight has made my eyes so soft my voice so tender my need of God absolutely clear.” - Hafiz “Man ordinarily lives in loneliness. To avoid loneliness, he creates all kinds of relationships, friendships, organizations, political parties, religions and what not. But the basic thing is that he is very much afraid of being lonely. Loneliness is a black hole, a darkness, a frightening negative state almost like death … as if you are being swallowed by death itself. To avoid it, you run out and fall into anybody, just to hold somebody's hand, to feel that you are not lonely… Nothing hurts more than loneliness.But the trouble is, any relationship that arises out of the fear of being lonely is not going to be a blissful experience, because the other is also joining you out of fear. You both call it love. You are both deceiving yourself and the other. It is simply fear, and fear can never be the source of love. Only those who love are absolutely fearless; only those who love are able to be alone, joyously, whose need for the other has disappeared, who are sufficient unto themselves…The day you decide that all these efforts are failures, that your loneliness has remained untouched by all your efforts, that is a great moment of understanding. Then only one thing remains: to see whether loneliness is such a thing that you should be afraid of, or if it is just your nature. Then rather than running out and away, you close your eyes and go in. Suddenly the night is over, and a new dawn … The loneliness transforms into aloneness.Aloneness is your nature. You were born alone, you will die alone. And you are living alone without understanding it, without being fully aware of it. You misunderstand aloneness as loneliness; it is simply a misunderstanding. You are sufficient unto yourself.”― Osho"Fear can be an indication that we are letting go of false comforts to find the true comfort in the silence.  Fear can be a sign that we are becoming aware of our unnecessary busyness, the loneliness we feel, the needs we usually ignore, including our need for peace, and quiet.  Fear emerge as our substitutes for the Love in the silence no longer work, and only silence is present."- Dr. Bruce Davis"The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters." - Nietzsche"O wondrous creatures, by what strange miracle do you so often Not smile?" - Hafiz Today's Practice: Don't reach for creature comforts today (idle chatter, unnecessary busyness, etc to fill the Silence) reach for the Comforter in the Silence.  Sit in the big Quiet and feel for the Love inside.  Touching this place inside is the end of loneliness.  It's the end of fear.  It's the end of your perceived separation from God, from your Self.   Reach for the Comforter, and smile, and then go about your business.  I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com 

    You ARE the Love of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 8:37

    Today's Quotes:"One who is able to withdraw the senses from their objects, just as a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell, is established in divine wisdom." - Bhagavad Gita 2.58"If you feel nothing at all, it is only an intermediary stage that will go after sometime.  Think that blessing rains down on your head from above.  The head is your root and the body, the tree. When the root is well watered the whole tree becomes beautiful." - Ananadamayi Ma "Find that flame, that existence, That wonderful Man who can burn beneath the water. No other kind of light will cook the food you need." - Daniel Ladinsky, 'No Other Kind of Light' "There is something inside each of us that comes from behind that veil.  Behind the place of our own birth, it's as if you have tasted of something, somewhere in your past that's been so high, so much light, so much energy, that nothing you can experience through any of your senses or your thoughts can be enough. " - Ram Dass, Be Here Now "I feel the Love of God within me now." - ACIM Lesson 189"Who could feel fear in such a world as this? ²It welcomes you, rejoices that you came, and sings your praises as it keeps you safe from every form of danger and of pain. ³It offers you a warm and gentle home in which to stay a while. ⁴It blesses you throughout the day, and watches through the night as silent guardian of your holy sleep. ⁵It sees salvation in you, and protects the light in you, in which it sees its own. ⁶It offers you its flowers and its snow, in thankfulness for your benevolence."  -ACIM Lesson 189Today's Practice:Repeat and FEEL the mantra- "I feel the Love of God within me now.""I am the Love of God within me now"."I am the Love of God.""I am Love.""I am."Stay as That, without words. Without someone there to feel or hold the Love.  Just be.  Light. Love.  This.  I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com

    Be Quiet, That's Truth. Be Still, That's God. Be Love, That's Grace.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 9:28

    A personal story and meditation to help you recognize Grace in disguise.  Just as I don't need traffic to stop, you don't need _________.  We just need to see through the world-- ourselves and our needs-- and let Grace do what It do.    "All heaven is, is consciousness unfolding... as thee need appears.  It makes no difference whether you need health, wealth, or ideas, you go to God only for Grace, and that Grace appears outwardly as the form necessary to your experience.  Therefore, if your need today is food, It comes forth as food; if it is transportation, It comes forth as transportation; if it is an idea, it will come forth as an idea.  But always remember this, God knows nothing of the forms: God knows only Grace." - Joel Goldsmith "Grace is the same as Peace, but there is no peacekeeper, nor anyone being silent." - Mooji"Be quiet, that's Truth. Be Still, that's God. " - Ramana Maharshi I Love you and I'm with you, Nik 

    It's Not Friday.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 7:21

    It's Now.  It's Presence.  And sometimes, we call it Friday,  and we allow ourselves to feel Go(o)d.  We allow ourselves to be our Self.  What people call 'that Friday feeling', that relaxation, that Peace, this Joy, is our truest Self... the present moment... NOW.  And we can feel It even on Monday, if we allow It. If we remember It. If we practice It. Today's Quotes:"God's voice thunders, and the earth melts!" - Psalm 46:6"If we become so proficient in the practice of the Presence that we can sit quietly with our attention focused on the Within, the still small voice will thunder, and the whole earth of evil will melt and fade out of our experience. It may come as an actual voice; it may come as a vision; but neither is necessary: Only one thing is necessary and that is to wait until there is a stirring or a feeling which is our assurance that God has uttered His voice. When that occurs, we shall find that discord is replaced by harmony, sickness gives way to health, and the people we meet are no longer human beings but children of God." - Joel Goldsmith  'Practicing the Presence' (pp. 109-110)Today's Practice:Keep recognizing that It's not Friday... It just IS.  It's NOW, and we're calling collectively (in this time zone at least) calling it Friday.   It's always only this same Presence, no matter if you're in NYC or Tokyo.  You're just slapping labels and locations and ideas on the one Presence.  Enjoy your labels and concepts, enjoy weekends and new destinations, but always be in the conscious remembrance of what's actually (t)here.  Your Self, only this Love, seeming to temporarily appear as a weekend. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    You Glow Differently When You See Yourself The Way Love Sees You

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 9:29

    One step to REAL Self confidence.  Let's go! "You glow differently when you see yourself the way God sees you." - @HighlightingJesus via IG"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful Light." - 1 Peter 2:9"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ." - Philippians 2:5Today's Practice:When you're feeling insecure, reach for Divine Security.  Reach for Love and  know It as your Self.  Love doesn't have a  race, an age, a weight, a height... it's not a body.  It is always, already perfect.  Knowing This, feeling This, is true Self confidence, It's real Self Love, It's the healing, It's the solution, It's the miracle. Let It live you.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    Fear is Here, Because You Are Not

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 5:21

    A short meditation to allow Love to replace Fear. "If you have a spirit of fear, it's not from God." - @_pods_and_pr on IG inspired by 2 Timothy 1:7 "You can't think your way to not struggling. There isn't a three- point plan of how not to struggle. It's really a one-point plan: Notice that the Peace, this end of struggling, is actually already present." - Adyashanti"I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight"- Isaiah 45:2I love you, Nik 

    I Bumped Into God, Today.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 4:45

    Today's Quotes:"Where we encounter silence, we rub up against our innermost self and find God touching us..." - Dr. Bruce Davis  via Monastery Without Walls "In marriage you are neither the husband nor the wife; you are the love between two.”- Nisargadatta Maharaj "Admit something:Everyone you see, you say to them,“Love me.”Of course you do not do this out loud;otherwise, someone would call the cops.Still though, think about this,this great pull in usto connect.Why not become the onewho lives with a full moon in each eyethat is always saying,with that sweet moon language,what every other eye in this worldis dying to hear?​"-a delicious poem titled, "With That Moon Language, inspired by Hafiz (rendered by Daniel Ladinsky) Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and WestToday's Practice:GIVE the Love you've been seeking from others, to others, by knowing that there are no others.  Feel It where you see the stranger, your child, your friend, your sister.  Know that where the stranger, child, friend, or sister is standing, only the Christ is.  Only Love.  Catch their eye, and for a moment know their Truth.  Feel Love inside while looking at them.  Feel Love inside and outside until the concepts of 'inside' and 'outside', 'you' and 'them' are dissolved... in Truth. In Love. No separation. No division.  No lack.  You'll still see 'you' and 'them', but you'll FEEL Love, the One and Only.  Feel This. Be This,  and heal the world. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    Gratitude Makes It All Happen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 8:12

    "It is said that a soul who never meditates, never prays, and doesn't even believe  in the infinite silence as the home of God, will still reap the benefits of the Great Presence if he or she leads a sincere life full of gratitude." - Dr. Bruce Davis"All I know is Love, and I find my Heart infinite and everywhere." - Hafiz All I Know Is Love by Sivani Mata  - Song on Apple Music"Love is the way I walk in gratitude." - ACIM Lesson 195 "Love is the bridge between you and everything." - Rumi "Our gratitude will pave the way to Him, and shorten our learning time by more than you could ever dream of. Gratitude goes hand in hand with love, and where one is the other must be found. For gratitude is but an aspect of the Love which is the Source of all creation. God gives thanks to you, His Son, for being what you are; His Own completion and the Source of love, along with Him. Your gratitude to Him is one with His to you. For love can walk no road except the way of gratitude, and thus we go who walk the way to God." (https://acim.org/acim/en/s/603#10:1-6 | W-195.10:1-6)Know only Love today.  Feel only Love.Taste only Love.See only Love. Which means to stop and become aware of this Love that we practice, while simultaneously aware of human emotions like anger, frustration, or happiness.  It means to stop and become aware of the feeling of Love while tasting food.  It means to pause and feel Love while seeing the world, to feel Love where you see the world.  To know only Love IS, where the world is appearing.    This remembrance IS gratitude.  You're grateful that you know the Truth, the Essence, the 'stuff' that makes up the world and your experience.  This is the bridge. The path.  "Love is the way I walk in gratitude."I Love you, Nik 

    A Powerful Way to Fast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 7:22

    ... from thoughts. We're fasting from thinking, today.  Just for 60-seconds.  Try it with me, and I promise you'll instantly drop weight and feel Light.  ;) Today's Quotes:"The moment you realize you are not present, you are present.  Whenever you are able to observe your mind, you are no longer trapped in it.  Another factor has come in, something that is not of the mind: the witnessing  presence." - Eckhart Tolle"What is meditation? The suspension of thoughts." - Ramana Maharshi  "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson "At first, effort is needed to remind yourself of this.  But later on, it becomes natural and continuous. The work you do will go on of its own accord, and your Peace will remain undisturbed." - Ramana Maharshi   "Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see.Stop running away and you will be found."-Lao Tzu "By means of an extremely courageous intellect make the mind motionless little by little; fix the mind firmly in Self and never think of any other thing." - Bhagavad Gita Today's Practice:Whenever you get time today, sit in a quiet space and fast from thinking.  Observe the Silence that is present even when thoughts are happening, and gently, but diligently keep shifting your attention back to the Silence.  Keep flexing that muscle until you can see that even the shifting is being witnessed.  There's an awareness of 'your' efforts to pivot out of thinking and back to the Silence.  Bonus points for abiding in and AS this Loving Awareness.   Be your Self.  It is thought-free, naturally.  It is Love. I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com 

    The Only Proof of God's Existence

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 7:24

    "The only proof of His existence is union with Him." - Mandukya Upanishad "You have the innate power to  discern that a presence is arising within you that is not the mind. The Divine is giving you a kiss from within and even a lightly blown kiss form God will be enough to stir you into embarking upon the search for freedom.  That kiss will set your heart on fire!" - Mooji "Like a pairof mismatched newlyweds, one of whom still feels very insecure, I keep turning to God, saying, "Kiss me." -Daniel Ladinsky, The Gift "You go often into the silence, but have you developed anubhava ["direct experience" of God"]? He was reminding me to love eGod more than meditation. 'Do not mistake the technique for the goal." - Quote via Kriya Yoga  Expose by Santata Gamana (taken from Autobiography of a Yogi)I Love you and I'm with you in This, as This, always.  Let's stay focused on the 'goal', let's BE the 'goal'. NikNikki@curlynikki.com

    Your New Month Resolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 5:58

    I don't do resolutions, but if I did, I would resolve to 'keep God in mind, every minute'.* To not forget Love for even a second! Join me in this... quiet revolution.  Today's Quotes: * Neem Karoli Baba"He who perceives me everywhere  and beholds everything in Me, never loses sight of Me, nor do I ever lose sight of him." - Sri Krishna  “We must do our business faithfully, without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to God mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from him.” - Brother Lawrence "At all times the repetition of the Lord's Name should be kept up. Through the practice of the Name enjoyment, liberation, peace, all these will blossom forth. With firm faith, implicit confidence and devotion, casting away pride, adhere to the Name and you will see that all your work will be done; as it were, of itself. " - Anandamayi Ma"Place the name of Rama as a jeweled lamp at the door of your lips and there will be light, as yo will, both inside and out." - Tulsi Das "Chanting replaces other thoughts with that particular mantra. Just as saline water loses its salty taste by constantly adding fresh water, through constant repetition of a mantra, the number of thoughts can be reduced. In due course, all thoughts can be eliminated except one, that is God. Love will spring through japa if one has complete faith and intent to reach the goal. Mantra japa, done with the proper understanding of this principle will ultimately take us to the Source. At this point, the seeker realizes that the form he has been meditating on, as well as all other forms that exist within himself, are the manifestations of the Self." - Amma Quotes from HERE!  I've had this page bookmarked for years. 

    Listen to This One Before Work Tomorrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 12:46

    You've been offered a new job! It's a different position...a witnessing one, a Loving one.   You will continue to work your present job, for now, but from now on, you'll do it from and AS "Loving Awareness".  You'll  watch that body work. You'll watch it from and AS  the position of Joy.  And that Joy will radically transform the work that body does, how it serves, who it serves... this Joy will take shape as an entirely new life.  A life in Its own image."The real work is to feel the silence in everything that we do." - Dr. Bruce Davis "The love in the silence has specific plans for us. With our hearts open, the voice of the stillness inside us speaks clearly to trust this love, our true guide and employer. People who are tested in their work are being challenged in their belief in how present the silence is and how much it provides and cares for them. The struggle for survival is moved by the fear that we are all alone and the world is against us. The love in the quiet reminds us that we live in God's midst, which is full of purpose and meaning and caring. It is through living in the monastery without walls that our worries about survival give way to trust in the silence. The sacred moments melt our fears, giving way to a practical life full of the joyous essence.We are each called to a work that gives fulfillment. Fulfilling work separate from a life full of silence is not possible. We are called to work for the silence, in the silence, with the silence, and feel the love of the silence working through us." -Dr. Bruce Davis,  Monastery Without Walls: Daily Life in the Silence The deeper the self realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux. " - Yogananda "Now that your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, why not find a better job?" -HafezI'm with you in and AS Love, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

    Rooted in Love, Everything I Need Comes to Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 6:51

    Today's Quotes:"As long as you think someone else is responsible for the way you are, you cannot become the way you want to be. " - Sadhguru "Be so rooted in yourself that nobody's absence or presence can disturb your inner Peace." - Unknown "The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race." - Bob Marley “Even if I am with a million people, I am always alone. I do not see people as people. I see them as myself.” - Sadhguru Today's Practice:Think and FEEL this mantra-- "Rooted in Love, everything I need comes to me."Recognize that no one (and that includes the one you think you are) has the power to distract you from your true Self, from Love.  This Love is the only Presence, It's the only Power, and as you stay rooted in and AS This, the one you thought you were, and everyone in your field of awareness begins to grow and flower.  Today, we stay consciously rooted, without distraction, and let the Go(o)d we've been seeking come to us. I Love you, Nik 

    "If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 8:38

    Let's recognize and look out of your single eye, today! You always, already are... you just think you're not. Today's Quotes:"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." - Matthew 6:22"The sense of being, of the "I Am" is a sense of location here, present inside this body, but not bound by this body." - MoojiToday's Meditation:"We don't realize how deep our learned assumptions are embedded.  Could all this really be a projection of consciousness?  Is it really just a matter of how it has been interpreted?  Dare we recognize that consciousness is not some quality or power that we “own” and exercise individually, and that everything, including our precious self, is nothing but consciousness?   Now, stand up with the book in your hand.  Going only by what you see, here and now, not what you think or believe or remember...Look at your feet.Now move your gaze up your body.Look at your ankles,Your knees,Your hips,Stomach,Chest,Can you see any further up your body?Going by sight alone, not what you believe or feel, can you accurately describe what you see where your head is supposed to be? We were taught that we are our body and that somehow, by some mysterious, unknown process consciousness has appeared in it.  We have assumed this for so long that we don't even question it.  Isn't it time we looked to see for ourselves?  Does consciousness appear in our body or is it our body that appears in consciousness?   See for yourself right now.  Put down this book, look down at your body and ask yourself, “Is consciousness appearing in my body or is it my body that is appearing in this consciousness?”  Don't go by your learned assumptions; just look openly and honestly, as if for the first time.Then ask, “Could this body even appear without consciousness?  Could anything appear without this consciousness here?”What are we then?  Are we our body as we have been told or are we consciousness, as we can directly observe for ourselves?  So, what then is our body?  Could it be consciousness also?"Sharp, Galen. What Am I? A Study in Non-Volitional Living (p. 88). Tandava Press. Kindle Edition.Today's Practice:Check out Headless.org's experiments -- Richard Lang provides some gems that walk you through what I shared in the meditation (via video!).  You'll be guided to the first person experience... the same one you have when you're wearing a VR headset.  Stay as the first person today, until you see that you're no person.  Just Love aware of Itself as this moment, including the person.  I Love you, NikNikki@curlynikki.com

    Only Go(o)d Comes to Me Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 8:10

    "As I flow with  Life, I easily release all struggle. Only good comes to me now." - Louise Hay "No effort is required to keep things at room temperature.  Similarly, no effort is required to merge with the Supreme Truth. Your mind is doing all possible efforts to avoid the Truth."- @ImmortalTalks via IG"You don't have to always transcend.  You can also just be nothing." - Mooji "I am Loving Awareness"- Ram DassWhen you become aware of Love, you are aware as That- your identity has automatically  shifted from being the body to being aware of the body.  That's effortlessness.  Sitting on the couch twiddling your thumbs waiting on God to dawn on you, is not effortlessness.  Whether the body is doing nothing or doing something ,  it's 'doing' and as long as you think you're the body, you're doing, too.  You're not that. You're "Loving Awareness." Stop playing and be what you are! I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com

    None Else.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 9:51

    In today's quick episode and guided meditation, I share a Q&A from my new app, Go(o)d Friends, and a powerfully uncompromising mantra, 'None Else',  inspired by Isaiah 45.  Today's Quotes: "I am the LORD, and there is none else." - Isaiah 45:5 "There is nothing else besides Me, Arjuna.  Like clusters of yarn-beads formed by knots on a thread, all this is threaded on me." - Bhagavad Gita 7:7"Seeing God is as difficult as seeing the white cinema screen when a 3D movie is playing  on it."  - @ImmortalTalks via IGQ:  "In difficult moments I am practicing using the technique of remembering/reminding myself that this isn't real and in pleasant moments saying “this is love appearing as…” . I know everyone's path is different but am I correct in this approach?"A: "Yes, mostly! A ‘quicker' way to get to this realization is to see that no matter what's on scene, it isn't real. Not the good or the bad. Only the LOVE (that you practice feeling) is real. And this practice of felt-Love and knowing that IT is and nothing you see is, quickly begins to sink in and is realized in all its glory.‘Love appearing as' is a wonderful and beautiful practice but like everything, it's not entirely true. Love appearing as the peaceful ocean outside my window feels true until a hurricane rolls in. Is that Love appearing? It's the same ocean scene… but now it's raging. Love never actually creates or appears. It just is. A truer practice would be to say, ‘tho I see this peaceful or raging ocean, I see nothing. Only Love is here.' And you feel that.My mantra until it sank in was, ‘not good humanhood or bad humanhood, Christhood.' So where I'd see good and bad humans… judgments and concepts… the mind… I'd feel the ONE… the Truth. The Love. I'd feel Love where I saw the worldly concept of good and bad stuff and rest there, AS that Love. Resting in that neutral space brings about what you've been seeking. You'll recognize you are what you've been seeking. And It's beyond anything that I can attempt to put into words. Everything I say is a diversion from truth. Every word takes you further away and here we are… my thumbs still going haha!I love you so much and I'm with you. Keep watching that body like you're watching a movie. Keep remembering that nothing you see is there. Only Love is and feel It. The rest is Grace."Only this one invisible presence is here.  The presence I thought I was, is actually His... it never was 'me'.  It was always only Love, and I Am That. Only Love is left.  Only Love is here.  I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com

    God, It's Always Been You. #BaeWindows

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 7:42

    Today's Quote:"The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." -RumiToday's Practice:This Love you feel? It's always been God.  It was never 'them',  never another person that caused you to feel this way.  Feel into this.  Know this deeply.  And let It Love you.  Let It show up as a beautiful Bae Window ;) in your life.  Enjoy the window.  But don't forget that you're the Light.  You're the Love. You're the warmth.  It's always been God.  It's always been you. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 

    The Only Intention You Need to Set for the Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 9:26

    Today's Quotes: "The person who makes all cares into one care, the care for simply staying present, will be cared for by that presence which is creative Love." - Kabir Helminski "An instant of time, half of the instant of time, half of the half instant of time, is enough to free yourself." - Kabir "You do not even properly know about the present. Take care of the present, the future will take care of itself.“ - Ramana Maharshi.Make the main thing the main thing and the other things will get sorted, naturally.  Stay focused on Love and Love will focus on and care for you... until no 'you' is left.  No relationship between you and Love.  No distinction. No separation. Just Love. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com

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