There’s A Hare In The Coconut So Laugh It All Up


Have you smiled today?  It really is an big and powerful thing to do.  Do it often.  Share those smiles with everyone you meet. I’m always amazed when I smile at people in stores.  It’s magic.  Their eyes twinkle and a smile is always returned.  It’s like a spring rain that clears the out and sweeps away all the air pollution. There are scientific reasons for it too.  Without going into the deep end of the pool just imagine a little chemical factory in your body.  That smile sends the signal to flush the body with the message of “feel good now”.   It’s a perfect high and when shared it works it’s magic for others too.

A smile can be your hero and save the day when you call on it.  Just pull up the corners of your mouth and hold that smile till a giggle forms.  Let the giggle move into the belly and bring up some laughter.  No matter what you are going through a smile will come to the rescue.

Feeling a bit down, angry or confused?  The remedy is a smile.  Smiling releases tension and stress from the body so it’s much easier to see more clearly and make better choices.  Smiles can rescue you from traffic jams, arguments, telephone tree stress while on hold, just about anything.

Call upon the power of the smile and let it guide you to a higher and more fun expression.  Follow that energy and before long life is bright, shiny and fun.

Leave me a comment about smiles being your hero.  I love hearing from you.

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You Can Keep Surviving or Start Thriving!



Are you still struggling to be happy, to find that perfect relationship, to make enough money to live a decent life?  Are you battling with how you look, how you feel about yourself? Are you enjoying the struggle?  I know, I ask a lot of questions.  I’m good at asking questions.  Actually I’m great at asking questions.  Being willing to question everything, every belief and even myself has been key to my own happiness and is also the key to your happiness.  As long as you are unwilling to question why you keep struggling, why you just keep making your life hard, nothing will change

You do want change don’t you?  I know you say you do, but do you really?  Are you willing to question everything?  Those beliefs are dear to you, after all you inherited them from your family after they’d been inherited from those before.  Beliefs are precious treasures, guidelines for life, right?  If you agree with that stop reading right now.  Don’t read another word because you’ve already made up your mind that you don’t deserve better, that life is supposed to be hard and that you don’t have the power to do anything about it.  So just move on to the next blog

For those of you who stayed let’s talk about the silliness of survival mindset and being powerless.  Honestly survival is big time over rated.  It stinks.  You can do it, you can make it through just about any horribly trying, challenging thing that you can create or co-create with others.  You are built to survive.  Life does that, cells repair and replace in order to keep the body going.  But surviving isn’t fun or satisfying.  It weighs you down, zaps your energy and wipes the smile right off your face.  So what can you do?

You can Thrive!  Do you know why it’s so hard to rid your garden of weeds?  They know the secret of “thrival” and they do it well.  Life expands to experience more and more of itself, reproducing in it’s own image.  This works equally well for those weeds and those veggies.  The secret is the kind of seed that gets planted. Doesn’t it make sense to set only the highest quality, exactly what you want, kind of seed in the ground? That’s what you get is what you plant so you make sure it’s something you enjoy. 

Life is like those seed.  Your thoughts start the creation motion, then the brain gives you a chemical wash that brings about a feeling or emotion.  That feeling matches that thought and if acted on, you create experience that looks and feels like the building materials used.  There is only energy, thought is the seed.  Feelings are like the soil, water and sun.  If left there whatever is planted or thought and felt, will grow. 

Now you get an idea of why those beliefs are so danged important.  They are the start of your creation.  From those beliefs spring the plants that grow the fruit that you get to harvest or experience as stuff.  Here is where asking questions plays a big role.  When you inquire as to the truth of those beliefs, those creative thoughts and discard the ones that don’t work, never have worked and never will work, you can move into understanding.  You are ready for a new idea, one that actually works.  Gently nudge yourself into the possibility that you really do have power to choose what you experience.  Don’t push it, just play around with it for a moment. 

For one week just play around there.  What if you really did have the power to create your life exactly as you want to experience it?  What would that look like, how would it feel?  In what ways would your life be different.  I’m going to stop here for now, (it’s supposed to be a blog post not a book chapter) and I’ll write more in a bit.  Stay tuned. Oh, you can also grab a copy of one of my books, I suggest you get started with “How To Thrive In A Survival Mindset World”. 

Leave me a comment, let me know how this is working for you and remember.. Just Go Ahead and show Up in All Your Awesomeness!

Stop Struggling to Survive Start Thriving

You are fed up with struggling just to survive.  I know you are.  It’s hard work fighting day to day, week to week just to make ends meet.  Some days those ends seem far away too.  I know.  I’ve been there.  Struggling to survive just isn’t fun nor is it necessary.  Of course it makes sense to be prepped for a storm, power outage or other natural disaster.  I live in the south where we may be a few days without power if a hurricane moves through the gulf so I make sure to have candles, batteries, extra water, dried and canned goods to make it through.  My daughter even dug us a fire pit so we can cook outside if necessary.  That type of revivalism is fun for a few days, like camping out.  It’s not fun long term though.

Long term survival mindset plays on your fear and keeps you in the less product primitive brain where reason takes a back seat to just fighting or fleeing.  Living there burns you out and destroys dreams, hopes and happiness.  Moving from survival mindset to thrival is a simple process of one step at the time asking yourself if what you are believing and building your life on is actually true.  Your beliefs are ruling your life and the sad part is none of those beliefs came from you.  Rather they were all handed down by parents, grandparents and friends who had inherited them.

Some will say that having pink colored glasses doesn’t change the world, it only changes how you see it and that is indeed true. The powerful thing is though that once you change how you see the world through the process of a new set of better working beliefs the world does change to reflect the new you.

Start today to thrive with a very simple exercise.  Begin by expecting something good to happen to you.  Let it be your prayer, your mantra.  Something good is going to happen to me today, say that over and over until you know it’s true and then begin noticing all the good stuff showing up all around you.  Pay attention to people holding the door for you, that compliment out of the blue and be thankful.  This simple exercise, is practiced daily will begin changing your world by changing the program in you from survival to thrival.

I’d love to hear your experiences with this exercise.  Leave me a comment.

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Stop Giving Consent To Your Own Slavery

There is a lot of talk today about the New World Order and how humanity is being run over and controlled by those in power.  How is this different from any other time in history?  It’s really not.  The only difference is in the technology being used to create fear.  Fear is the tool that has always been used whether through religion or politic.  How can a few leaders keep the masses subjugated to the power and whims of the few?  Fear.

Only as each of us, that’s you and me, move through the fear and realize that we are giving our power to others, can we change things.  Study the history of England as it moved through one king after another.  The people never cried out for no rule, they just wanted a different rule.  When religious changes started happening there was no cry for the religious elite to stop controlling the mind, body and spirit of the people.  There was only war between which version of GOD was the right one.

Take note of all the comments on social networks today.  People are not crying out for or demanding the end of government or political rule, rather the same old battle rages.  Still the masses cry out and plead for another leader, another “chosen one” to tell them what to do.  History repeats because humanity just isn’t getting the message.

How can we change the world?  Simply by changing our self.  One person waking up to and living in their power to consciously decide their own path.  We can not continue to cry out for change while demanding that the same rulers give us more and take better care of us.  Only as each of us awakens to the power within, the GOD given power within that brings thought into form, will anything change.  Make that discovery and life that truth.  You and I have choices.  We can continue to give our permission to the “masters” or we can master our own life.

Which will it be?  That’s to be decided by us.

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Proof that you can live Success

Proof You Can Do It

We all want to live better.  That’s a given, humanity seeks comfort, love, shelter, food and fun.  Well, here is the BIG Breaking News!  If anyone can live this, everyone can.  That includes you. What are you dreaming of?  What passion burns within?  Don’t give up.  Keep on keeping on with your dreams.  I didn’t just wake up one day with books in print.  That actually began years ago when I was a child.  I always loved reading and wanted to write.  I wrote stories, poetry and inspiration pieces.  I was in my mid 20’s before I ever had anything published.  I got enough No, Thank you letters to wallpaper my study before I was published.  I didn’t stop writing though.  I have kept a journal since about 11 years of age.  I wrote a few stories for my children when they were little and still have those.  Perhaps I’ll have them published one day. 

I’ve spent my life reading and writing, learning and sharing.  It’s what I love.  So let me ask, what do you love?  Do you get up each day excited at the opportunities to interact with your passion?  I was asked a while back how I write so many books.  I told them I first get an idea, then I sit down at the keyboard, place my fingers there and type until the book is finished.  That’s the magic.  Doing it.  Just write.  When following your passion it’s the act of living the experience that is the first reward.  Of course I want others to purchase and read the books.  But the first joy is the writing.  It’s like I say to potential host for Awakened Radio Network, do you have a message that burns within you that even if someone offered to pay you to stop talking about it, you wouldn’t be able to hush.. that’s passion.

Living your dreams is a day in day out adventure.  No matter what else is going on you just keep living that passion.  Like you, I wash dishes, laundry, vacuum the floors, run to the grocery store, fuel up the car and cut the lawn. I do all the stuff you do and then I write.  I write these short blogs to keep in touch with you and give you the opportunity to interact with me.  I do YouTube videos and radio shows to share and interact with you.  This is my passion.  It fulfills me, thrills me, excites me.  I do it for love and pleasure. 

What is your passion?  Are you living it?  I’d love to hear what you are passionate about.  Leave me a comment. 

Why I do what I do and the meaning of it all!



See that picture?  I did that with my pastel crayons.  Did I do it to win a prize or show people my artistic talents?  Nope.  I did it cause it’s fun and I enjoy it.  It’s not about others liking it or not.  It’s about me enjoying what I do and doing what I enjoy.  That goes not only for painting crayons but everything I do.  I follow the fun. Whether it’s making Spirit Dolls, jewelry, dream catchers, writing a book, hosting a radio show or cleaning house.. it’s about the fun. 

Pleasure is a good thing, it let’s me know I’m conscious and aware of myself.  There is no guilt in true pleasure, there is no harm in true pleasure.  Right now I’m piled up on my bed with my three Siamese kittens and the laptop writing this.  Of course I could be doing something else, but this is what is fun for me at this moment.  It may be fun later to cook a meal, clean the house or mow the lawn.  I might even get the art supplies out and make another picture.  I may read a book, or write another chapter in the book I’m working on now. 

My point is, I follow the fun.  Yeah, I make a mental note of the things I’d like to do, to accomplish, to finish. Some days I even do those things, some days I do some of them, other days I do none of them.  It all depends on the fun, the pleasure.  Pleasure is pure and expansive, as I explore my creative energy and express another aspect of myself.  It’s not about doing what has to be done but what thrills and delights me in the doing of it.

Recently I’ve begun really cleaning my home.  I’ve thrown away stuff from every corner of the house.  I’ve hauled unwanted furniture to the road.  A few people asked didn’t I feel guilty in not recycling it all?  NO I did not.  I stopped doing guilt a few years ago when I realized it was counter productive to enjoying my life. 

Thirty years ago I was a type A+ personality and was pretty miserable inside.  I was caught up in all the gotta, shoulda’s of life and it just wasn’t fun.  So, I stopped the guilt trip on myself.  Now that’s not saying do as you please and to Hades with the consequences, rather it’s an open door to self realization of your / my power to create and interact with that which is created.  I create, I get to interact with what I create.. so why would I create anything I didn’t want to have as an experience?  See the pure beauty in that?

Today follow the fun.  Let pure pleasure guide you to each experience.  If it ain’t fun.. just don’t bother with it, move on to something else.

I’d love to hear from you.  Did you follow the fun?  What was your experience?

Love yourself well,

The Barefoot Guru

Now the Journey Begins You ARE Living Consciousness!


I am so thrilled and excited! After months of writing, editing and rewriting some more A Journey Back To Self Living Consciousness is in print and kindle.  I was recently asked if this book covers each chakra in depth.  Yes it does and in a way that walks you step by step through the process of not only knowing what and where the chakras are, but guides you through the process of healing your own body / mind / emotions.  There are 250 pages of life transforming Wisdom written in the pages of this book.  You journey through the relationships of emotions, the past, fear, anger, love, oneness and into the light of knowing who you are.  Of course the book will not do your work for you, but it gives you every tool you need to totally change how you create based on realizing Who You Are. 

It’s available at Thrival with Donna DeVane and Amazon.  Big NEWS for you.  When you purchase an autographed copy from my website store you save $5.00 and get a free meditation CD to use along with the book.  This is a limited time offer, so invest in yourself today.  I’ve given you the tools you need, plus host a weekly radio show for support of these teachings.. the next move is yours!

You will discover working with stones and crystals, meditation, light and sound to self heal.  You will be guided through a series of teachings with “homework” exercises to help you integrate the teaching into Wisdom.  Discover the magic of being your own “medicine healer” “shaman” while working through the energy levels of dis-ease, pain, and unforgiveness.  I make it easy for you and even a bit of fun.

Here is an except from the very first lesson. “

I want to note here that when I use the words “negative and positive” I am referring to wanted and unwanted experiences, feelings, etc. When you move away from the concept of “right / wrong, good / bad, negative / positive, and think in terms of what you enjoy, what you like, prefer, life is much easier. As you begin to think in terms of do I enjoy this or not it gets easier to stay in the experiences you prefer.

As we start our journey with the Stone and Crystal People remember to be open to new thoughts, ideas, feelings, memories and intuitive knowing. Always keep a journal nearby to write down your “messages” as you do your mediation and healing work. I use very basic stones and crystals for the energy work so that you can easily find them. If you have stones and crystals already and are just getting started working with them remember color of stone with color of chakra. As you progress you will begin to hear the stones and crystals suggesting where to place them and how they desire to work with you.

For your red Chakra use ruby, garnet, red jasper, or red tiger eye. While you can use dyed stones they don’t have the energy of “real stones”. Match color of chakra to color of stone. If you experience discomfort, change out for a different stone. Turquoise can always be used on any chakra as can basic earth color energy stones. When out walking pay attention to any stone that calls you. ( Root Chakra Area)

Orange: carnelian or red jasper I really prefer carnelian as it promotes courage and aids you in moving forward with a greater ease. (Belly Button Area)”