Thursday, December 31, 2009


Okay, New Year's Resolution - I will no longer feel guilt for what appears to be procrastination.....  :-)

I have been reading blog posts by all of my favorite and inspiring authors for the past week, and they have one prevailing thing in common -

The most successful people in the world express Gratitude for everything that they have - including, and sometimes especially! the challenges!

Go read Beca Lewis, Perry Marshall, Michael Masterson.  Every post expresses thanks for all that we have, and nowhere do they whine about what they don't have.

So, what it looks like is, to keep it Simple, express Gratitude.  Give thanks.  Right now.  Out loud.  For everything.

I give Thanks for everything in my life.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Clear up the view

As I sat early this morning doing an assignment for the Shift Masters, a beam of light caught my eye.  I looked up to see a bright shaft from the sun's rising peak through a peep hole between the tree line and the clouds off to the east.  Only by watching the tree line could I see the movement of the grey mass which looked stationary everywhere else, so I watched right there as the light of the sun appeared to move and brighten and fade, depending on the density of the cloud cover.
For a moment, I was distracted by a memory of taking off from the airport in a rainstorm, speeding down the runway, lifting into the air, climbing through the water and mist until I could see nothing but grey, and all of a sudden breaking through to a gorgeous panorama of blue sky, white puffy mountains of clouds and yellow, yellow sunshine.  I still can feel the thrill of that view!
The sun is shining.  The sky is blue.  God is good.  And just because I can't see it from my porch window right this moment doesn't mean that's not true!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The One with the Clearest Intent Wins

I've been waking up with a theme of a song running through my head for over a week now.
I listen to Grace Notes every morning, so my first inclination was to think it is a Grace Note.

So what did I do about it?
I sang it to myself for a day or two, thinking I would forget it or remember it.
Then I took my little digital audio recorder I use to record thoughts while I'm driving (it's much safer than writing while driving, and if I don't put the thoughts down, I forget them) and sang it so that I could definitely remember it. Then I emailed my friend who wrote the music to Grace Notes and asked her if we could chat and try to figure out which one it is.

Are you getting the point?  I did everything I possibly could to avoid the simplest, most direct method of determining if this music came from Grace Notes - listen to the Grace Notes!

Who had the clearest Intent here? Me?  Or whatever was trying to distract me from my purpose, which is finding out what the music is I keep hearing.  Yah, I knew you'd know the answer to that one.....

This morning, I listened to the beginnings of the Grace Notes I own (um, ALL of them) until Voila!  There was the theme!  It's Grace Notes - Fulfillment.  And the reason I was hearing that song, I believe, was to direct me to listen to the words Beca Lewis and Del Piper read along with it, and focus on fulfilling my Purpose, by becoming the best I Am of Who I Am...

And I think, maybe, to focus on Clearing up My Intent, and maybe, to pass the message on to you.....

Keeping it Simple,  Jet 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

To experience harmony and connection, be your unique self

We spend a lot of our lives trying to fit in, to be like the others whom we admire and respect.

Our school curriculums are constructed to teach to a standard, and of course, the approved goal is to exceed average.  If we don't express what the curriculum suggests, we are considered to be below or above average, which is an imaginary stake in the ground by which to measure all of us.

Our churches set up guidelines by which to live, suggesting appropriate behavior, lifestyle and thought.  They give us language to live by, and if we don't understand the language, or don't speak the language, or don't practice the language as it is written, then it looks like we don't fit in.

Why do we do this?

Because we have a need to be connected, to fit in, to feel like we are not alone.  If we're not "like the others," we feel separate, afraid and alone. 

Well, here's a thought for you -

What if we are all pieces of a jigsaw puzzle?  Each piece can only fit into one unique spot.  If we try to fit into a spot that doesn't fit us, we either deny the correct piece the space to fill, or we feel "left out," and separate.  In Truth, we don't fit that particular space, but we do all fit in.  In fact, we all are necessary to each other, because as we search out and try spaces and find our perfect spot, all of us make up the perfect whole picture.

The finished picture is always there.  It's right there and available for us to see, all the time, everywhere.  Until we are all willing to seek out and take our rightful, unique place, see and express our own unique shape (gift), we just can't see it, that's all.

Therefore, I propose to all of us that it is, in fact, our uniqueness that harmonizes with the Universe, not our conformity.  After all, it takes different voices to make harmony, doesn't it?

What about that?

Friday, September 18, 2009

I am sitting here surrounded by books.

I LOVE books.  Nearly every book I've ever picked up has given me something of value, even the ones I hated on sight and didn't finish.  Books are words and pictures and interpretations of someone else's understanding of the universe.  Another point of view which, whether I agree with it or not, leads me to a greater understanding of my own. 

Often it's the soul with which I vehemently disagree that enlightens me the most.  To agree is to ratify my own thinking - to object is to stretch my awareness.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

An obligation to thrive?

I made a comment yesterday that surprised even me! And yet, when I looked at it, I realized that it's perhaps the most honest thing that has ever come out of my mouth, and most probably came from the very deep recesses of my knowing, that still, small voice within....

We have an obligation to thrive.

Of all the "shoulds" we are taught, this one seems to be the most evasive. Why? Because we are taught that we "should" do something in a prescribed way. Trouble is, whose prescription are we following? And is it really the right prescription for us?

My father said to me, when I was in my twenties, "Jean (my given name), if you can't marry a doctor, lawyer or dentist, become one."

My beloved creative writing professor told me, when I declared my intention to major in English, "Perhaps you ought to pursue a different career."

My church told me, "Tis better to give than receive."

For a very long time, and perhaps still in the back of my mind, I believed all of these prescriptions. However....

I'm much better at numbers crunching than medical terms.
I write pretty well if I'm writing about something I am truly passionate about.
And if we're giving all the time, how does the other person get to feel good about giving?

It is very difficult to feel like we are thriving if we are perceiving ourselves through someone else's prescription. And you know what?

We are always thriving. We have all of the gifts in front of us, available to us, in untold abundance, all the time. However, as long as we see ourselves through what appears to be other people's eyes and perception, we will never see those gifts. As long as we are measuring our wealth by the world's yardstick, we will never see that we measure up and more, just by breathing in this very moment.

Not only do we have an obligation to thrive, we ARE thriving. We can't help it, it's who we really are.

Take off the world colored glasses and see yourself for the wonder and awe that you are.

See that you are meeting your obligation to thrive right now.

We are all waiting to see........

Monday, September 14, 2009

Focus Five Intent

Most of the time, it's not the outside world that keeps you from getting where you want to be. Most of the time, it's that you don't really KNOW where you want to be, and haven't clearly defined where you want to be, so there you are.

Want to get clear about where you want to be? Want to get some help and understanding about where you want to be?

There's a course you can take. It's five weeks. With five women. And it is designed to do just that - help you get clear about where you want to be.

Click this link to read more and register -

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Keeping it Simple

In the interest of Keeping it Simple, I'd like to share some stuff with you....

To listen to and read about Reality Shift calls, copy and paste this link:

To learn about some classes on simple things to make your life easier in Quickbooks, copy and paste this link:


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

There IS magic in the world!

How many times have you been told to "get real" or "come down to earth?" Well, it all comes down to your point of view. Although there are many people in the world who would challenge me on this, I think I already am pretty real and down to earth. Just because I believe Harry Potter does exist doesn't make me any less a realist!

Fortunately, science is beginning to agree with me in this, because there are many statements out there, and many people quoting those statements, that what we see "outside" is really a matter of what we are thinking within. WE color our world. Now, don't go out and sentence yourself because you're not living like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet - whatever is going on is not you creating your world. It's more that you are living in a habit, a framework you've been given throughout your life, and because you are designing with incomplete information, you have an incomplete picture.

What does this have to do with magic? Here's some magic for you - change your thinking and change your life. It's simple, and it's the most challenging thing you will do in your life. How's that for magic?

I'm going to be writing a lot more about this, because I feel so strongly about it that I have to share it. To learn more in the meantime, visit here:

I'll be talking to you!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Can one person change the world?

Of course! By changing our point of view and supporting it with a congruent state of mind, the outside picture Shift®s with our Shift® of perception.

Friday, June 19, 2009

What The Shift® means to me

What The Shift® means to me.....

Both of my parents passed as a result of cancer. Mom first, then Dad nine years later. When Mom was ill, Dad and I shared the home care of her, before it was accepted under most insurances, and consciously opted by my dad. During that year and a half (Mom was a fighter and outlasted all prognoses by more than a year), Mom and I developed a relationship we never could have had she died suddenly or not been ill. Did I want her to suffer? NO WAY! But her choice was to Live, and I respected that and took the opportunity to relate to her.

Then Dad was diagnosed, with "a little cancer". It turned out to be a huge tumor, the full length of his esophagus and was cutting off his esophagus so that he could not eat solid foods comfortably any more. He opted for surgery, survived the surgery and died of complications from post surgery. Six months. Quick. His Choice.

What's the point? I was blessed to have many, many valuable years with my parents. I was also single, and had only one long term relationship while my folks were alive. Long story of old ingrained habits.

Dad was tired of the game, I think, but he was worried about me. He wanted to make sure I was taken care of and happy. At the same time, he wanted me to take care of the rest of the family (all OLDER than me, not younger). I met Scott in the spring of 96. We slowly got acquainted, as he had some issues, and I had a father with cancer. We had our first date on October 13, 1996. My dad was operated on in that week. When he was in ICU, I went up to visit him (Boston, a two hour drive if no traffic, 3 times a week), and he was really good then. He said to me, "What's different about you?" I said, "I met someone." His whole face changed. He looked happy and comfortable for the first time in months. I would almost say he looked relieved. And two weeks to the day after Scott's and my first date, he died. He knew, before I did, that I had finally "met my match."

I think THAT's the meaning of, when you are seeing something, you are either seeing the quality (good), or the inverse of the quality (what appears to be bad, but if you invert that, you can always see to the good). You don't know why you are seeing something in a particular way sometimes, but you can always look through the world view of suffering and pain and Consciously Choose to see the Love, loving Itself.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mortgage Forgiveness

May I suggest that anyone who is concerned, worried about foreclosure or other issues surrounding his or her home consult with a professional before taking action, one way or the other? I just went searching on the internet and found a HUD website for what they are calling free mortgage counseling for affected homeowners. What I liked best about the site is the little link called "scams." Yes, there are those out there who may not be precisely what they say they are. And because I have been to the HUD websites before, they look authentic. However, please do not click on a link in another email or website. Please search Housing and Urban Development or HUD to get to a verified website from your home page search link.

There IS help for affected homeowners out there. There have been two very recent acts signed into law, but the guidelines, as in all acts, are complex.

Ask for help!

Regards, Jet

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Welcome to Jet Keeps it Simple!

That's my drive - keep it simple - keep it easy - and help others keep it simple and easy, too! Check back soon, the first entry should be up soon!