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Last week I had a chance to add positive energy to the world, and I
blew it. I’m not going to beat myself up (too much!) but I would like to
learn from this experience, and maybe you can too.

I was getting a quick supper at our local Sizzling Express when a camera
man from WUSA Channel 9 (CBS) appeared. They were doing a story on
“credible threats” that terrorists were going to poison food in salad
bars to kill Americans and disrupt the economy. He asked me what I
thought about this, and would I comment on camera.

Ok, I’ll admit it – I’m a performer and public speaker for a reason – I
do love an audience. But I wish I had taken a moment to check in with
Source/Spirit before I spoke. I said, “I don’t like all this fear stuff
that keeps coming at us. Be afraid of this; be afraid of that. I will go
about my business, be as careful as I can, but I don’t like it.” I
suddenly realized how negative I was being, so I added, “I will pray for
them.” That line got cut from the clip.

When I watched the clip on the WUSA website streaming video, I felt sad.
Why didn’t I say something about acknowledging the fear, and then
holding a positive vision of how we would like things to be – a world
where everyone is so in touch with their spiritual, true nature that no
one needs to harm another to feel ok. I admit, that’s a BHAG (big, hairy
audacious goal), but I truly believe in the notion that if we focus on
what is, we’ll get more of the same. The only way change can come is
from accepting with love what is, looking for aspects that we can enjoy
and appreciate right now, and then shifting our thoughts and feelings to
focus on how we want things to be.

Next time I’m invited to speak on camera, or maybe next time I even open
my mouth, may I remember this lesson. May we all be blessed with the
Light and love promised by this sacred season.

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    • Aisha Shael on December 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm
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    Terry, I commend you for such honesty; not only in the critique of your own words and actions, but the courage to speak about it. Thank you for calling all of us to a greater awareness of how we may be affecting our world. Isn’t it interesting how sometimes the most important words we speak can actually go unheard??

    And thank you for offering us the wisdom to lovingly accept what is. If we take the time to look, there is always something to appreciate….a ray of light in every event.

    Columbus, OH

    • on December 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm
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    You are so welcome, Aisha! I appreciate your comment about the ray of light in every event – wisdom grows! Blessings, terry

    • Kerstin on December 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm
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    Dear Terry,

    don’t be so hard on yourself. Welcome to the human race 🙂 You said what popped into your mouth that very moment, and I think it happened for a reason. I think you were very honest, even if it had a “negative” edge to it. I can feel where you are coming from and it is exhausting to always be reminded about being fearful… why be fearful?? It is what it is, and all we can change is us. So I really liked the positive attitude you added to this. And MAYBE if we could all change that little bit in us and our surroundings we can start a better world!! You go girl!!

    All the best,
    Kerstin from Munich

    • Max on December 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm
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    Terry, I just happen to know that telling a great story…one that provides insight and wisdom…is one of your “super powers”.

    I love that you demonstrated your gift here by telling the story of a seeming “missed opportunity” that, when viewed in another way, became a decision to more deeply stand in your truth to shape shift fear in the most positive way possible. And you told the story with refreshing humility and humor.

    Thank you for the inspirational insights told in such an engaging way.

    Blessings of the season to you as well…

    • on December 29, 2010 at 6:45 pm
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    thanks, Kerstin and Max! I’m so encouraged by your comments! Blessings, terry

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