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Friday, March 20, 2009

Living out love......

We all go through the
crucible of life. We have
our 'dark nights of the
soul'. We're usually on
the threshold of change,
major life shifts.

Choosing to live in love,
you will be tested. Like
gold, there is dross that
must be extracted in
order for it to be pure.

So we go through tests.
Sometimes they are more
like trials. Sometimes,
there are no words to
describe the emotions,
the pain.

There's two things that
I know to do in such
circumstances.

One, surrender to it.
Especially if there's
nothing you can do
about it physically. Even
if you've made mistakes
that you can't go back
and redo or fix.

You forgive yourself.
Love yourself anyway.
And surrender.

The second thing you
can do is, allow others
to love, encourage and
support you. You know
the people in your life
who will be there to
do this for you. You
know the ones who
will not.

Hint: Get around the
ones who will :).

There's healing for
you. There's healing
for me. There's plenty
of love here for us
both.

Living and loving it out,
Michael

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I feel like the most blessed man alive with amazing friends. Wow! How'd I get so lucky?

Heart Note.....

A lot of feedback has come my way
regarding the "God is Love" post.
All of it very positive.

The mind of love IS the mind of God.
The Bible says, "You have the mind
of Christ." I've never been one to
water down spiritual truth. Thus,
I embrace that truth totally.

As I'm searching for answers in
my own life, I meditate and pray
a lot. Especially in the bed during
the night.

I believe God speaks to me during
the quiet. Sometimes, God is just
quiet during the quiet.

Last night, the thought occurred to
me, "What if everything in my life
changed?" What if I abandoned
all of my present thinking and just
allow God to bring whatever else
is needed in my life to replace it?

There's a place that I want to go
to in my life in love, in God. There's
a place of peace and bliss that I
want to live. Deeper than I've
ever been before.

What if it takes walking away from
some present relationships? What
if it takes walking away from some
ways of thinking, some pride, some
means of approaching my life that
very likely haven't been working?

I'm feeling a shift inside. The thought
even occurred to me, what if I don't
write anymore?

Yesterday, an amazing friend
responded to me and planted a
seed thought in my heart and
mind. I shared with him some
rough times I'd seen as of late.
He planted a seed thought that
challenged me.

He said, "Surrender to it all."
Only four words. Six syllables.
Powerful depth.

Sometimes, I pray and tell God,
"Take complete control of my
life." In fact, I do that oftentimes.
I'm quite sincere in saying, asking
this.

I want to live in that place of
love and surrender.

I'm not sure why I'm sharing my
heart on such an open and deep
level today. Perhaps you're feeling
what I'm feeling. If so, you and I
will get closer today.

Maybe its to let you know that
though I'm seeking and reaching
deeper in my life, I've not arrived.
I think its essential to be vulnerable.
Its the only way that you can
authentically grow in your life.

I appreciate you being a part of
my life. I am humbled that you
allow me to be a part of your life.

I appreciate you more than you
could ever imagine.

Cascades of love and blessing,
Michael

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Had a wonderful, inspirational, hilarious chat with my friend, Mary Campbell in Atlanta - Now off to bed. Toodles!
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Monday, March 16, 2009

God is love.......

It never ceases to amaze me
how many people are going
through enormous life challenges
right now. Especially in their
relationships.

As of late, I've been encountering
so many that have complexities
of religion thrown into the mix.

I don't mean true spirituality
and connection with God. I'm
talking about the rigid, dark side of
religion.

No matter where you come from
in your faith, I know that there
is one thing that we can all agree
on.

"God is love"

No 'yeah buts' needed. When
we 'yeah but' things, what ever
is on the other side of that
argument becomes the focus.

The focus, the primary over-riding,
over-ruling and sovereign truth is,

"God is love"

It is truth. It will not change. A
billion arguments and diversions
can be created. It still will not
change.

I know that there are some
who are here with us in this
group that don't believe that
there is a God. However, I'm
confident that you do believe
that 'there is love.' Well, I
believe that the source of
love is God. I have no
interest in arguing it (or
anything else for that
matter :-).

I live in the Bible belt. In
fact, being near Dallas,
Texas, I'm pretty sure I live
right 'under the buckle of
the Bible belt.' I've seen
mean-spirited religion. I've
seen judgmental, racist,
accusing, fear-full,
and intolerant religion.

I was a minister with a
local church for 15 years.
I think I've seen it all.

I have degrees in Theology.
I was on broadcast television
for over 10 years. I was honored
to assist very prominent
ministers when they went through
very difficult times. Some were
considered 'fallen' by many
of like religion. I've traveled
the world from the U.S., to
Australia to Russia and other
places in between speaking in
churches and other venues.

There's one conclusion that
I come to today after living
a half century on the planet.

"God is love"

If you're going through something
today and religion is thrown into
the mix, I've got some advice.
Know that religion, though it
talks about God, really has
little to do with who or what
God really is.

If religion spends the majority
of its time on anything other
than love, then I'm confident
that it has little to do with God.
You'll find that it has to do with
with judging, accusing, hating,
dividing.

"God is love"

I guess more than anything,
this is a reminder. For me and
perhaps for you.

Avalanches of love to you today,
Michael

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Some help to live in love and peace.....

When you choose to 'live love',
life and love become easier.
Love makes you more aware
of people, blessings, beauty
and the simple goodness in
the world.

Love also has an inner voice
of wisdom. Love can and will,
direct you. Love amplifies
intuition and wisdom. Wisdom
and intuition will lead you
to make right choices for
your life.

Love is a spiritual power.
As Dr. Hawkins reveals in
'Power vs. Force', the
power of love far exceeds
willful human force.

One thing that choosing to
live love has done for me
is, its made me more aware
of situations and people that
I do want in my life as well
as those I don't.

Love causes you to want to
live in peace. You cease
from all of your extraordinary
human effort and begin
to allow love to create the
life that you truly have
always wanted.

I was with a person that I
know as a casual acquaintance
this past week. In our
conversation, he said something
that I sensed as an attempt
to force some control over
me. It didn't feel right to
me. It went beyond my
boundaries of what I want
to allow at this point in
time in my journey.

I thought about it. I talked
to myself about it. I decided
that I'm not at a place in my
life that I want to expose
myself to someone who
I perceive, is attempting to
control me. My choice now is
to limit my exposure to
this person.

The objective truth about this
person is, they are a very
giving and caring person.
However, their attempt to
control me was not something
that I was willing to allow.

It is no judgment of them
nor of what they were
attempting to do. It was
me knowing where I am
in my own personal growth
and maturity and knowing
what is good for me and
what is not.

Had the situation been
something that had a
noble end or something
that, though it made me
uncomfortable, was
challenging me to grow
personally, I would have
viewed it differently.

My personal growth came
from my decision to limit
exposure to this person.

Now, you may feel that
you are at a place spiritually
and emotionally where you
can be around people like
this and still maintain the
level of peace that you
desire within. If you feel
that way, I think that is
great. I'm not presently
and need to set some
boundaries for myself.

Learn to listen to the inner
voice of wisdom. It is an
amazing gift when you
choose to live love. Learn
to listen more to your
intuition and inner voice.
Then, take action on
what you hear. You
can trust that voice to
deliver the life that you
truly do want to live.

Avalanches of love to you,
Michael

Friday, March 13, 2009

Complexities of love......

I was asked recently, "Michael, why
is love so complex? Is it love that
is complex or is it relationships that
are complex?"

Good questions.

We get love mixed up with something
that we feel towards a 'signo'
(my abbreviation for 'significant other').
There's an emotional openness,
a sense of being completed and
an amazing excitement when we
feel that we are 'in love'.

Love is complex for several reasons.

One, love is complex because it IS
so powerful. We have such a deep
hunger and thirst to love and be
loved.

Two, love is complex because, well,
we don't understand it. It is something
that we experience. It is not something
that we can explain like mathematics.

Three, love is complex because
it has such an amazing sway over
our lives. We feel desperate
without it. We feel awesome with
it.

The power of love can be seen when
someone has 'fallen in love' and then
that love is somehow withdrawn from
them. From amazing ecstasy to deep
depression.

Love becomes a lot less complex
when we gain the consciousness that
it is more than something that we
possess or have. Love is something
that you become. It is something
that you feel for all of humankind.
It is something that you feel for
yourself.

I find myself sensing an incredible
love for people I've not met yet.
I see people in various places and
feel a conscious 'in the moment'
love for them. Its not a romantic
feeling of love. But it is love
nonetheless.

You are deserving of living your
life in love. It is a conscious choice
that you'll choose.

You will find that when you do
this, the complexities of love
begin to dissolve. Your relationships,
platonic, romantic or with people
you don't even know, are
greatly enhanced. You go to
another level of living.

I highly recommend living the
life of love. Your life will be
far better and much more
fulfilled.

With great love to you,
Michael

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Loving spiritual insight.......

You likely feel a certain grace
about love. People are facing
things in their lives right now
that they've never dreamed
that they'd be facing. Financial
ruin. Job layoffs.

Go back 18 months ago and
everything seemed fine. Now
it seems that many have their
world turned upside down.

There is a certain element
in love that I know as grace.
Its the conscious choice not
to judge or condemn other
people. Its the choice to
have and show compassion.

I had lunch yesterday with
a man who has been through
some of the most horrifying life
situations imaginable. He
was actually humiliated on
a widely viewed television
program.

I am fascinated by anyone
who can suffer the kind of
ridicule a person like this
has endured and still have
a smile on their face.

I asked him 'what got him
through?' His perspective
is amazing. He has gained
the revelation that what
he has gone through is a
spiritual test for him. His
reliance is upon spiritual
truth. His inspiration is
found in the Biblical story
of Jesus being accused
and condemned and never
defending himself.

His perspective on the whole
thing was astonishing. His
heart is full of love, even
for those who have done
this to him.

That, my friend, is grace.

Here's how I want to
encourage you today.
Find it in your heart of
love to show grace towards
others. When you and I
choose to hold this kind
of loving grace in our
hearts and express it
in our lives, we can change
the world.

I ask you just to think about
it today.

Avalanches of love (and grace),
Michael

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Love desperation........

This is something many people
deal with 'over and over and over'
in their lives. It might be something
that you've had to deal with. It isn't
fun. In fact, it is quite painful. I want
to help you today. Especially if
you're feeling this pain.

A lady wrote me recently and was
nearly suicidal. She and her
'signo' (my word for significant
other) were on the outs. She
felt quite desperate and was in
a very deep depression.

Depression isn't fun. I've been
there when you didn't care
whether you see another sunrise
or not. It is serious.

There are several reasons
why a breakup is so traumatic.

The number one reason I've
found is, the person who has
been broken up with gets
into a mindset that they
can't or won't find anyone
else to love them.

You may have been told that there
is only ONE soul mate for you in
your life. The subconscious problem
is, 'we don't feel worthy or deserving
enough to believe that someone else,
will love us'.

This is a huge lie that we buy into and
believe. There is more than ONE
person on this planet that can
be a perfect soul mate for you.

Two, especially after a breakup,
you may not feel worthy or
deserving of love. The truth is,
you have to own whatever you
did, good or bad, in the relationship.
However, you can't own what some
one else did. Everyone is responsible
for their own actions, period.

There are many other reasons why
you might feel desperate, depressed
or devastated after a breakup.
But these two are the main causes
I've seen.

The truth is, love is such an amazing
gift that, when its taken away, it
hurts deeply.

I want to close today by saying,
YOU are worthy of love in your
life. You are deserving of having
a nurturing, caring, supportive,
empowering and amazing
relationship. It can and will
happen if you don't give up.

As always, love yourself first.

And know this,

I love you from my heart,

Michael

Monday, March 9, 2009

Love fantasy......

Do you think love is just a
fantasy? Do you feel that
it is something that might
seems 'right' to talk about,
but, in reality, you'll never
have it?

I've lived a half century so
far. I've known true
romantic love a few times
in my days on the planet.

I've experienced amazing
times in my life. I've known
success. I've known what
its like that it seems nothing
you do will work.

I've had more than my
share of great friends.
In fact, some truly
amazing people have
crossed my path 'up
close and personal.' I
feel very blessed. I've
known love. Giving and
receiving.

I see a lot of people who
are my age, some older
and some, much younger.
Many of them have given
up on love. They've
been hurt. They've seen
a lot of hate. Too many
have been used and
abused. Some severely.

I walked into a
restaurant in Las Vegas
with a friend of mine.
The restaurant opened
up into a bar area. A
beautiful African American
young lady was singing
a song by Bonnie Raitt.
The words are, "I can't
make you love me if
you don't." I never felt
such sadness.

The song, though, is
still about a person who
doesn't feel loved but
continues to love
anyway. I thought
'been there, done that."

I hope you haven't lost
your desire and hope for
love. You are lovable.

I hope I can encourage
you to never give up on
love. When YOU quit
loving, you quit living.

As I've said so many times,
love yourself, love God
and love others. Hold
your intention or prayer
for love closely to your
heart and mind. Love
is not going to disappoint
you.

You are made for love.
To give love and to be
loved.

And know this, Michael
Murphy, along with
over 1,000 others here
in this group, loves you.

Michael

Friday, March 6, 2009

What do you want in your life?......

There's very few things that I want
in my life. However, those few things,
I want in abundance.

I'm wondering about you. What do
you want? I thought I might open my
heart and share my deepest desires.
Perhaps it can help you to express
yours as well.

If you want to write me and share with
me, I promise you complete confidentiality.
Just to let you know that someone is here.

What I want in my life.

I want a spiritual connection that is so
evident that I sense it in greater
intensity more and more each day.

I've felt this way since I was seventeen
years old. Love awakened me spiritually
back then. It is still what moves me today.

I want to know the love of people. So
many people write me and let me
know how much they appreciate me
and my sharing on here. I can never
express how much it means to me to
have YOU in my life. I appreciate you!

I've never had anyone question my
sincerity of love. All I can say is, I
feel it so deeply and some completely.

I want to do all I can to not only love
and awaken love in women (who find
it so easy to love and express love),
but, I am so blessed to be able to
help men awaken and express the
love they feel and desire in their lives.

Its kind of interesting that women,
for the most part, feel free to
write on the wall of my profile while
most men, write me emails. No
matter. I'm happy to help them
get past whatever fears they have
in order to express what they are
feeling deep inside. You are no
less of a man. I know first hand how
good it feels and how wonderful
it makes your life when you can
express what's in your heart.

The third and last thing I want in
my life is to touch as many lives
as I can with love, encouragement,
inspiration and empowerment. If
I can't wrap my arms around you,
(and I'm a big guy, 6'3" and can
give a pretty good bear hug :-)
then I'm thankful that I've been
blessed to wrap my words around
you.

If you need someone to share with,
I'm here for you. I care. I care about
you.

I'd also love to know how these
notes that I write are helping you.
Let me know. I need to know and
you need to share it.

From my heart filled with love,
to yours,

Michael

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Message on Love From Papi Varela

In addition to sharing this amazing
message from Papi Varela, allow
yourself the pleasure to go and
hear Fernando's amazing
arrangement of the Star Spangled
Banner. Fernando is one of THE
greatest voices since Pavarotti
or Bocelli. He is truly amazing!

Go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7FxT_3KFzg&feature=channel_page

Much love, Michael
_______________________________
Every person is like a mirror.
When you love with no expectations,
not just the people you like,
but most of all the people
that you would consider impossible
to love, (please make a list of all
the types of people that you think
you could never love). Then give
each and everyone your love and
send them light so they can also
see and find love within themselves.

When in person you feel an energy
that repels you from a specific
person, that is a sign that you
are not reflecting yourself in their
mirror and they are not reflecting
themselves in yours.

This is how it works..just decide to
love EVERYONE and concentrate
in looking at them in their true attire,
their true essence, their eternal
spirit not their body, not their ego,
not their actions, just their never
ending soul. Awesome things occur
when you decide to first love yourself
and then find the reflection of your
love in others.

Funny story that I do as an exercise
while shopping, for example in a
very busy and diverse store
(i.e. Walmart) in my mind I say to
EVERYONE in my perimeter of vision,
" I love you and send you light ! " and
then I keep saying to everyone that
I encounter ( in silence , if not they
might think I'm crazy,LOL) 'I Love You,
I love you, I love you, I love you, I
love you, I love you, by now you
get the point.

Simply start to love yourself first and
forgive yourself constantly and
immediately! Everytime you catch
yourself faltering , or what I call
"falling out of love with yourself"
just say I'm starting all over again,
I forgive myself for this temporary
mishap and I go forward , in this
Bliss of loving me. all of a sudden
you will start reflecting yourself in
others and you will, ( guaranteed)
start helping others do the same.

You will not be able to keep the
people away from you , you will
become a magnet of Love, a beautiful
mirror , where there is only one
reflection, the reflection of our
collective ONENESS which is the
one and only thing that matters....LOVE!

Papi Varela
_____________________________
You can also go hear Fernando sing,
"You Lift Me Up".
Go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sm03TfA3VU&feature=channel

To download both videos for your
own personal enjoyment,
go here: http://gallery.me.com/juliorvarela

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Maybe you need this today............

I want to share something
with you today that might
just speak to you right now.

Love is a feeling down deep
inside. It often comes from
making the conscious choice
'to love.' I think you'll agree
that it is THE most amazing
feeling you can experience.

I believe that love can be
a place that we live in.
Especially in our close
relationships and with a
significant other.

It starts with an attitude.
A choice that you are
going to be conscious
enough to purposely take
actions and communicate
in a way that expresses
your heart.

The most important
actions you can take
is in choosing the right
language to express
love.

I was talking to a
friend the other day
about his strained
relationship with his
daughter. She had
done some things
that he felt were
unacceptable. He
was concerned about
her punishment.

He asked for my
advice. I told him,
"Make sure that you
lay a firm foundations
of the assurance of
your love."

He said, "Well, I've
already told her that
I love her. Do I need
to tell her again?" If
I didn't know how
serious he was, I
would have chuckled.

I told him, "Man, this
whole process with
your daughter is a
journey of love.
You've only gone
the first mile. There
are hundreds of
miles to go."

Unexpressed love is
like a vault with a
billion dollars in it.
Its worthless until
you open the door.

Tell those in your life
that you do love,
what they mean to
you.

I want you to know
that because of you
and your heart to
truly care and love
others, I am the most
blessed man alive on
the planet. You bless
my life and make my
soul smile.

I love you and
appreciate your
presence in my life,

Michael

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Showing kindness in love......

There are many ways to express love
to others. As I've shared with you
before, it doesn't matter if the love
you express is to a friend, someone
you haven't met yet or to your
significant other in your life.

One of the most amazing expressions
of love is simply showing kindness and
grace to others.

A lady wrote me recently and told me
that her fiance was constantly trying
to put her down. He would tell her
what he perceived to be 'wrong'
with her physically.

When she confronted him about
this kind of treatment, he said,
"I'm just trying to make you
better." However, his 'put downs'
made her feel worse about herself
and did nothing put further alienate
her in the relationship. Sometimes
she felt that he was downright
brutal when he did this.

I shared with her that the
underlying problem with someone
who behaves like this is, they
aren't happy with themselves.
The worst of it is, these people
are oblivious to what's going
inside of THEM.

Showing kindness and being kind
is something that makes me
every bit as happy myself, as it
does to the person I'm being
kind to.

I'm sharing this for two reasons.

One, if you are someone who
is trying to 'fix' someone else,
stop and take a look at
your situation and yourself.
The only way you'll ever influence
change in someone and it
truly be successful is through
positive, heartfelt kindness
and love. Never through
'put downs'.

Plus, you must be willing to
accept them and love them
'as they are'. It must be genuine
and honest. It must be more
than words.

Two, if you're in a relationship
where this is happening to
you, wake up. I can confidently
say, 'you' aren't the problem.
Love isn't true if it is conditional.

Take a close look at your
relationship and what its
doing to YOU. Most people
who treat others in this
way, find it very difficult
to change their behavior.

You need to decide whether
you're going to stay in this
kind of relationship. I know
that its hard but it might
be time to get yourself
out of it. This note might
be exactly the encouragement
you need right now.

Much love from my heart,

Michael

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Be Here Now...(poem)....

Be Here Now

When you're mind is all adrift,
Fixed on yesterday's rift,
Be here now.

When confusion rules your life,
You live from strife to strife,
Be here now.

When you cannot find your way,
And you cannot win the fray,
Be here now.

When peace is what you want,
And worry and chaos daunt,
Be here now.

If love is what you seek,
But loneliness has made you bleak,
Be here now.

When joy does seem so rare,
And happiness is so scarce,
Be here now.

When God you're looking for,
Your heart yearns now for more,
Be here now.

By Michael Murphy

Be here now.........

There is no reality but now.
"But Michael, are you telling
me that yesterday wasn't real?"
Yesterday WAS real, but no
longer. "So, Michael, you're
suggesting that I not think
about tomorrow?" Actually,
the 17th century translation
of the words of Jesus said
it best.

"Take NO thought for
tomorrow."

My spiritual quest in life
has been to experience
peace and live in the
divine presence.

The apostle said,

"For in him we live,
move and have our being."

We you live in yesterday,
you distort your present.
It confuses your internal
concept of time. You
replay yesterday's events
and evoke yesterday's
emotions. Your mind
doesn't know the difference
between the sounds,
vision and feeling of
what it remembers and
what it is actually
experiencing presently.

I could go into much
greater depth in sharing
this. Or we can simply
skip to the solution.

The solution?

"Be here now."

How do you do this?

Wherever you're
reading this, stop
and acknowledge
every sound within
your range of hearing.
Especially the sound
that is likely the
greatest distance
from you.

Now, as you do this,
acknowledge the
silence beyond
all of the sounds
within your range
of hearing.

To aid in this
exercise, simply
tell yourself,

"Be here now".

As you focus on
those close and
distant sounds,
you will automatically
direct your attention
to the present.

And, "in the present,
you'll find presence."

Now, let me say that
I'm confident some of
you already do this
and possibly have done it
for a long time. You'll
appreciate me sharing
it thousands of others.

However, if you haven't
ever done this exercise,
I'd love to hear your
experience and
reflections on it,
after doing it.

Enjoy and 'be here
now.'

Much love to you,
Michael