To Become Softer

Empowers: A desire to end suffering — not just our own, but for all sentient beings.

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Love is a Healthier Choice



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PEOPLE that make a difference


“If I can do it, you can do it.” That is one thing Lisa instilled in me the 36 plus year’s I was blessed to have her in my life.

With respect to her privacy, I’ll share what sums up those years for me in one word: COURAGE.

Lisa taught courage. She was the embodiment of it —and I miss that. I miss her courage among so many other things.

I learned through her ability to survive and then —to thrive in any situation, that we all could. I gained courage to stand up for myself. Courage to question what didn’t make sense to me. Courage to walk the path that has no markers or footprints.

Lisa exampled courage wholeheartedly —and then told us we could do it too.

She was the voice of reason, our sounding board, a guiding light, the rock-solid foundation of our gilded castle.

She still is.

Thank you Lisa! ‪#‎Gratitude‬ ‪#‎WakingInstants‬ ‪#‎PeopleThatMakeADifference‬


Divine Love

We Are All Energy

Two and a half years ago I had The Dream. My Grandfather came to me in what was only revealed as his face — but I really think it was God. No words were spoken, feeling only the most beautiful complete love I’d ever felt before, I felt absolute.

Nothing about this dream came in words or form, in the way we might try and imagine it here. No, it offered only inclusivity through Joy and Peace, wrapping me inside a blanket that can only best be described as Oneness.

It is the energy that heals body’s and minds and that makes planets spin and dolphins swim — the Love that spontaneously heals cancer and traumas and brings people back out of comas. I’ll call it Divine Love, I’ll tell you why later —it can end human suffering — this Love matters deeper and you already are that.

Lucidly, I’d wondered how my parents and siblings or anyone on our planet could feel this Divine Love and not express it or share it with each other — it seemed outrageous. Why would those I love and love me hold back THIS Love?

Later that morning as I wrote about it, I realized that they couldn’t give it because they didn’t know it — they didn’t withhold it, they just couldn’t give what they didn’t KNOW they had to give. And no one is to blame.

I feel blessed to have received a glimpse, a taste of the nectar that we all are made of. Perhaps it is helpful to think of it this way. The Love I attempt to speak of, feels like the gentle touch you give a newborn baby the moment they are delivered into our world — the gift you give them, welcoming them with promise, protection and wonder and awe, saying — I will take care of you angel — I am here. I am Divine —You are Loved.

You must wonder, like I did, what is the meaning of all this? What does this have to do with you? Divine Love, Divine Dreams, Metaphysical mumbo jumbo.

The synchronicity between the dream and my personal past began in 1995 while working on a music project I had titled Inter-Dimensional Love. This was just before the dawn of a faster digital world — when music was recorded on tape and words written on paper.

Inter-Dimensional was supposed to be the name of my next musical work because it meant blending our separate love and understanding into one love that was multilayered — more than what most of us had been taught in our family and certainly much bigger that what we had been taught in school and church.

It meant that the lines that are drawn in the sand dividing gender and country’s and colors and sexuality, the lines that divide people could and should be dissolved. Inter-Dimensional Love meant that everything relates to another — that we are all connected energy on Earth, evolving — and not just deserving of, but capable of providing the same acceptance, hope and freedom for everyone — inclusiveness.

For year’s I tried to create the intention of that musical project in some form or another. Finally, in 2001 I released the CD titled 10 Year’s to 7th Heaven, a good but disconnected body of work that just didn’t hit the mark. It was the last attempt before the next 10 year’s of a whirlwind of relationships, corporate jobs, dysfunctional family requests and my own escapism.

Sure, there were bits and pieces of work after that of course, but it wasn’t until 2012 when I began another transformation — you can read about in my article Rising Heart, Beat and Song — that Inter-Dimensional Love re-emerged.

The 4 years following 2012 brought me all the way back to 1995 — to begin again. Connecting the dots, I discovered Inter-Dimensional Love is Divine Love.

This revelation came during the time I had been listening to different New Thought Leaders at the 2016 Hay House World Summit, a free 4-week offering of personal and spiritual development lectures and talks. With little more than two hours left before these free talks where to end, I listened to Wayne Dyer—The Next Step. 

I suppose it was the title that drew me in first, because I was ready for the next step in my own life. The following day, I reviewed the notes I took of Wayne Dyer’s conversation with Reid Tracy, CEO of Hay House, and began to notice that the words I wrote sang to me.

Wayne Dyer spoke highly of a man named Peter Deunov, a Bulgarian philosopher, artist, musician, and spiritual teacher who lived between 1864 and 1944. Both Dyer and Deunov spoke of Divine Love — in a way that allowed me to see the synchronicity of my experiences. The feeling of “Right Path” in my heart told me that Divine Love was the same as Inter-Dimensional Love — which was the same Love that spoke to me in my dream two and a half years ago. 

Both extraordinary and humbling, we can all make these connections and correlations in our lives — we just need to be still. Listen to our intuitive voice in the stillness. Our dreams and life experiences are meant to allow us to shine brighter —to lift us up. As my experience was meant for me to love a little bit more, to be a little bit kinder, and to accept myself more fully — it was also meant to share with you.

Our civilization is upon the threshold of a self actualization — we stand at the doorway of promise.

You and I have set sail toward this new and glorious shore, where we are touching all dimensions with our hope and courage, needing only to choose our thoughts to seize possibility, unblock our Hearts — and trust our wings are large enough to fly.


Waking Instants 04: RUTH


People That Make a Difference

Ruth was my second Mother. A friend of the family, she was there from beginning — the day I was born actually. Over the year’s our friendship grew and what we shared is indescribable.

Ruth or “Ruthy” as I called her, lived next door and was married to Jim. They were close friends of my parents and I was at their home ALL the time. I never much liked being alone in mine, plus, Ruthy cooked all sorts of meals I was more than happy to eat.

She taught me about jazz and other great music — songs like Winchester Cathedral and musicians like Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. I would borrow her albums, probably scratch them up a bit, then eventually return them for what ever else I could find in her record cabinet.

My favorite day of the year is May1. It’s my favorite because Ruthy and I would celebrate it by creating May Day plates out of paper plates and decorating them with shells from the beach and other items from our yards. She and I would go out to dinner, eat hot dogs on the beach, and take walks — Ruthy was one of my Great Advisor’s.

Probably one of the most effective pieces of advice Ruthy gave me was when I was trying to understand why my parents would always compare me to other kids. Sitting in her TV room, she said to me: “You’re a smart kid Rich, you’ll figure it out”.

Sometimes all we need is for someone to listen to us, someone who, without judgement — believes in us.

Thanks You Ruthy! #Gratitude #WakingInstants #PeopleThatMakeADifference

With Eagles Wings

“It is during the difficult times of deep reflection that we can hear the heartbeat of the Universe singing our song.” ‪#‎TakeTimeWeNeedToFeelThenLiftOurselves‬ ‪#‎ThenLiftEachOther‬

– from Merging Worlds, 93 Thoughts on Love & Cultivating Possibility

How You Can Apply The Law of Attraction

law of attraction

Attracting What You Truly Desire

What you are seeking is seeking you, so be CLEAR with your HEARTS desire because It already EXISTS in form. Begin expressing what you already have. CALL it from a place of GRATITUDE —not from a place of lack or need. RISE up to meet it. For example, I am grateful for my business partner who shares the same vision and passion for my business Yesrising Ventures that I do —seeing all that it is and can become. With appreciation and curiosity we are RAISING consciousness —co-creating MIRACLES that are transforming the lives of millions of children and adults worldwide.  ‪#‎ConsciousBusiness‬