The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #61

We only have the present moment. The here and now is our most significant point of power to change our thoughts and beliefs. Many people, myself included, have turned to the past, searching for information or reliving experiences through memories to understand or find the root of our problems. …


The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #60

I know that I put you through the parochial school system since kindergarten. It was with this intent: To envelope a sense of belonging and community that was Christ-centered. It wasn’t to indoctrinate you in any way. I didn’t want you guys to become Holy Rollers. Hopefully, the dogmas of Catholicism didn’t take over your thoughts, as that was not the intent. …


The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #59

Do you have what it takes to be a good listener? It is one thing to hear what somebody is saying to you and another thing to listen genuinely. When you are listening to someone else’s story, do you interject? Is it possible to keep your mouth shut without inserting your preferences or opinions? Try this some time. It’s a challenging thing to do.

On top of that restraint of reply, observe how you…


The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #58

You’re not unusual because you wish to be alone. Being alone shouldn’t be equated with loneliness. These are two separate concepts. You are not being mean if you ask to be alone.

What are you doing when you’re alone? I do hope that you are taking the time to be still. I hope you’re shutting down the monkey brain and all its illusions to find your center. Perhaps you’re finding serenity in listening to…


The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #57

Who are you? Better yet, address this question to yourself every once in a while, this way: Who am I? What you identify with shouldn’t be your story. For example, “I’m Nettie Vaughan, Inclusion Facilitator…I have 2 kids, I’m married…I like to jump out of planes (just kidding on that one). Your story is not who you really are.

I’m referring to the essence of your being. If we think about this question in…


The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #56

What are you grateful for? It’s been a common practice to keep a gratitude journal these days to enumerate all the things you’re thankful for. Expressing gratitude envelopes a certain grace that many seem to take for granted. It is so much easier to complain about what we don’t have or would like to have.

As soon as an issue arises, we can quickly complain or create more drama around it. It is common…


The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #55

Are you a giving person? If not, you should be. Meema and Papa always gave me this mindset: Give to others, always be generous, and expect nothing in return. Here is another excellent practice to start; silently bless others as much as you can throughout the day. Do this to friends or those you consider foes. Imagine their reaction in your giving this blessing to them.

If you see that someone is down, bring…


The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #54

Do you believe in synchronicities? Some people say that these experiences are just random; however, I don’t think that’s the case! I believe that certain things happen at precise moments for precise reasons. On my journey, I’ve noticed that certain books, information, conversations, or even experiences fall into my lap at the exact moment that I need them most. Indeed, there is a miraculous connection going on.

If I pay close attention and not…


The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #53

You are not going mental! I’m going to share a text message that I passed on to my friend who always thinks she’s going crazy, but she is not. She is the total polar opposite of crazy. When I speak to her, all I see and hear through my sense perceptions are the most peaceful human being.

Here is the text message: Sher, you may think you’re going crazy, but you’re not. There is…


The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.

Excerpt #52

Doesn’t it feel good knowing that you don’t have to plan anything out in life? You don’t. I think that people spend too much time micromanaging theirs lives. I, for one, am very guilty of that. How important is it to constantly track your habits, set goals and objectives, and plan? The more I stop and become still, the more aware I am that life unfolds in divine order. …

Nettie Vaughan

Consciousness Awareness Writer and Frequency Facilitator Coach: Organize Your Life. Create Great Habits. Raise Your Frequency. https://frequencyfacilitator.com

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