Hello, my friends. I have been somewhat irregular here on my blog. All excuses I might offer would only be a cover up for sloth. 😉 I have been busy though, sorting through some ideas, and I just wanted to give you a heads up about my busy-ness.
I have been thinking about what I truly want to do going into the future and I’ve discovered what that is: teach more metaphysics classes.
I am an authorized Walter Method teacher of Eschatology. Eschatology and metaphysics are big words that means I follow William Walter’s understanding about Life as a Science. I know how to heal so-called illnesses. I know how to reverse so-called poverty. I understand how to create a successful business. And for sure, I’ve got happiness wrapped up.
I don’t do any of those via what you might consider traditional methods. I do them all using only my mind, aka – mentally. It brings me great joy to share my understanding with other people. I feel confident in what I teach because I have used my understanding and the results I get are my proof that it works.
Please continue to watch my blog here because I’m now working with a fabulous heart-based coach to develop and bring to y’all a series of classes that are pre-classes for the study. They’ll help you determine if the study is what you’ve been searching for.
- If you are struggling with health issues, there will be classes about fostering health.
- If poverty or “not enough” is your problem, my classes show you how to turn that around.
- If your business has tanked, I’ll be showing you simple ways to resuscitate it.
- If you find happiness elusive, I know where it’s hiding from you.
My grandmother was the village storyteller during her youth in Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata in Italy. I admired her stories so much, I became a story teller too. I love to use stories to make points clear, and we laugh a lot in my classes. Make a note to watch for more posts!
Welcome to a blog about my writing. Glad you’re aboard. I’m going to share a few paragraphs from one of my books. Here’s one from “My Cats Have Seen Me Naked.”
This is a book about learning how to love myself while still moving about in a rather large body. It’s doable. I did it.
“We are an appearance-oriented society. We judge from our first five senses, and boy, can our judgments be harsh. You’re most likely reading this because you’re fat. You may even be obese. Either way, you know what harsh judgments are about.
The decisions I made about myself became set in stone as this is the way it is for me: I’m obese; I weigh 300 pounds and I wear a size 22. Diets don’t work any more for me. People judge me constantly by my appearance. Their judgment is often cruel. They have no idea how hurt I am inside. When I’m told to create a new picture of how I really should look, I cannot. I just don’t know what she would look like weighing 165 lbs and in a size 12.
I should tell you here, though, that although I hold those concepts about size and appearance about myself and I am working to change them, I do not hold the common concepts others have formed about obesity: I do not have high blood pressure. I do not have diabetes. I am fluid in my movements. I hold myself erect and I am more flexible than many thin people. I know I will never die from the so-called effects of obesity. For me, it’s not about internal conditions – it’s about size.
You’ve heard that such a thing as Cause and Effect exists. Do you know that it is one of the laws in this mental universe? That’s right. Cause and Effect is a law. In a mental universe, those who can think are the lawmakers, because thinking is causative. Let that one soak in on you. Maybe a re-read would help.
Your mind thinking has been causing things all along. It’s one of those invisible things I mentioned before. It causes your experiences. More importantly, it causes your appearance. Oh good grief! Can this be true? You better pray that it’s true, because it’s your way out.
I’m here to tell you that it is true. Your thought is causative and what it causes is called the effect. Here it is in a very simple description.
Your mind is Cause. Everything you can see is Effect.
If that is surprising to you, let yourself exhilarate in a moment of joy, because this knowledge is the beginning of solving the problem of your mistaken sense of obesity.
The part of you that thinks is one of the things I refer to as invisible. This part of you is spirit itself and it is goodness itself. You are goodness itself and you are just so loveable.
I learned that the invisible part of me that is spirit and goodness itself is untouched by what happens to my appearance. It’s inside me, patiently waiting for me to discover it. I learned that my mind is conscious. Ask yourself: Am I conscious? You’ll get an answer and then you will know that you are mind and conscious, too.
I learned that as well as being conscious, I was also consciousness because only consciousness could have answered my question. Being consciousness makes you and me mental individuals. If you can think, you must be mind itself, because only mind can think.
You are good. You cannot be evil. If you think that God is good, perhaps goodness itself, with what could he possibly create evil? It’s simply not possible. He does not possess the raw ingredients. He’s only got Good to work with. Most religions teach that God is the Allness of Good. In this allness, you’d have to ask yourself “With what in that Allness of Good would God have to use to create evil?” I say there is nothing. And if there is nothing, what would God create from that Allness of Good? Only what is good. I say there is no evil strongly in the face of stories about the devil that have been wrong for centuries and that we all swallowed whole without using our ability to reason to see how little sense they make.
The Bible tells us that God is of too pure eyes to even behold evil! So if the Bible is correct, and even God cannot look upon evil, then I think the writer’s are saying there is nothing evil to behold. Evil is the absence of good. There is only good, and you are that. For my money, believing that a good God creates, permits or condones evil is like saying that black is also white; that fat is also thin; and that good is also evil. It just doesn’t make common sense! I know some of you are now thinking about terrorists and car accidents and dead babies. I won’t begin to explain the good inside those seemingly evil things. I will only say that you have to take the long view to see that good and frequently it takes a long period of time as well. I realize more explanation might be required.
If you can embrace this concept, you have taken one more step along the path toward complete understanding and one more step toward freeing yourself from the mistaken idea of obesity you’ve got wrapped around yourself.
You are an individual. You came through to this life as an individual and you are going to leave the same way – as an individual. So if the alpha and the omega of your life is individuality, so is all the stuff in the middle. You are out there thinking and deciding on an individual basis. Should I believe this? Could this be true? Ah, yes, I like this one. I believe it. Oh no, this one is silly. I don’t believe it. This is how your individuality works inside your mind.
I learned through study and through using those lessons that goodness, mentalness, and individuality are the foundation of life being both mental and a science, a science understandable and useable for the betterment of your health, wealth, and happiness.”
I wrote this book in 2006. I began to lose weight after I processed through all this. To date, I’ve lost 80+ pounds and I’m still losing.
One of the for-sure things you can know about writers the world over is that they are readers. I have had a greedy-guts absorption of ideas that goes back to my first school days. I loved reading books!
Two memories stand out for me from my grade school days. We were given our reader’s for the year on the first day of school. I read the entire book that night! My biggest challenge was sitting without squirming while other kids struggled over the words as they read aloud in class.
My second memory was Wednesday’s at the Uniontown Public Library. Mrs. Leonard read a story aloud to all the children every Wednesday. I ran from St. John’s Grade School to the library so that I wouldn’t miss the beginning of the story. That was grand but what followed was the better part. I returned last week’s books, and then I would cram as many books into my book bag as it would hold for that week’s entertainment. I learned how to dust the furniture with a book in my hand. I rushed through other chores like dish washing to be able to get back to my books.
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and Sherlock Holmes mysteries were in my life as dear friends. I traded books with my cousins. I simply couldn’t get enough!
When I entered the convent, I was put in charge of cataloguing 20,000 books as the core of our Jr. College level library and the state of Pennsylvania gave us an accreditation. I was nineteen then and I’m still amazed when I think back on it.
I loved English Grammar classes too. When we had to write a paragraph or a story, gloriosky! What a thrill! I was first published in the Kid’s Corner in the Uniontown Evening Standard newspaper. I really liked that. I still love being published.
To reading and writing skills, I’ve added understanding and wisdom. Word of the Day is a widget on my Home page. Have to stay fresh, you know? Now, I use all of them for Pat’s Write Mind clients where I create blogs, articles, books, ebooks and curriculum for heart-based entrepreneurs. I’d love to speak to you about your business writing needs. You can reach me via mailto:email@example.com.
In my last blog post, I mentioned the major ways in which I’m grateful, and I promised you that I’d share the incredible results of that kind of mental activity. So here goes:
- When you least expect it, more good will pop up in your life after you’ve given grateful recognition for the good that’s already there. My sister in law’s dad has been to my home often. I liked him and I believed he appreciated my hostness abilities. After he died, I received a Color-Me-Mine tissue box with the following poem on it from him and it made me cry:
Your enthusiasm for life
Playing the cards you’re given
Means something to me
For going right on and livin’
PRESS ON, PATTY!
- It is a law of life that recognition and gratitude create the next good thing for which you can be grateful in an ever-widening upward spiral. It’s as if the whole world is conspiring to please you. “Well, if you think that was great, watch this next one….and the one after that. “
- When you decide to be grateful, you have to focus your mind on only that which automatically lets things like the election, wars, poverty, and other negativities fall by the way side. And good riddance to them! If you give recognition to them, you only get more of them since thought is causative!
- Your mind feels better thinking right and good thoughts of gratitude than anything else! Give it a try. We can put Bayer out of business! 🙂
I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for everyone who reads my blog and tells others about it.
November is generally a time of year when the idea of Gratitude comes to the foreground, and, based on the seasons of the year, it’s a natural. This is the beginning of a time when resting from the labors of the year stimulates thoughts of gratitude for what has happened in your year.
I believe we live in a mental universe where the objects of our thinking are manifested right before our eyes so that we can see what we’ve entertained and tweak it when necessary. Because thinking actually causes what is thought of to appear, it behooves us to watch carefully what we mentally entertain, because sure as shooting, we’re going to see it soon enough.
I’m most grateful for the following:
- All of the positive and negative feedback on my Facebook pages. The positive makes me feel both good and humble, and the negative keeps my mind alert and active. “Let’s see now….is there any truth to that? Is there something I can correct, or should I just ignore it as one individual’s uninformed opinion?” Either way, I win.
- My grandsons. They are free spirits, unfolding so naturally, and I adore being with them, playing with them, buying them birthday and Christmas gifts, bringing them snacks when I visit and praising them to their mom and dad. But mostly, playing.
- My home. I worked for twelve long years to fix up my fixer upper and now it’s done – well, as done as a house ever gets. Now, all I have to do is enjoy it and maintain it. Sweet!
- My sons. They turned out to be such incredible men: independent, hard-working, strongly opinionated, loving, handsome, and true blue. Love you, Thad and Seth.
- My friends. My support group of friends does the one thing for me that I appreciate the most: they accept me as I am. I love acceptance! I have some friends who go back over 50 years. What a joy!
- My clients. I have wonderful clients, old and new. They provide mental stimulation for me that has conquered entirely the boredom I used to experience in corporate America. They allow me to focus my thought so that even raccoons who slip in to my office to snack on cat food are mostly ignored. Thanks, y’all!
- The opportunities in my life for earnings. I have a wonderful copywriting business www.PatsWriteMind.com, and in addition, I’ll be helping to entertain the clients at Santa’s Village this winter season. It’s also my hope to work behind the scenes in a local café to help them through the busy ski season.
- My harmonious partnership with Jamie Saloff at www.Bookectomy.com. Jamie and I are in agreement about so many topics that it’s hard to write them all down here. You’ll have to trust me. Jamie is stellar and true blue.
- New activities in Big Bear. From a very old friend’s invitation, I’ve been enjoying in Big Bear his summer concerts, his movie discussion night, and their writer’s workshop. I love new and interesting things in my life. It keeps me young.
There is an incredible result for giving grateful recognition, and I’m going to talk about it in my next Blog Post. Please stay tuned!
Do you have a habit of taking yourself for granted? Of not knowing how brilliant you actually are? Of not blowing your own horn? Yeah, I feel ya. When I was growing up, people thought that kids would get an over-inflated sense of self if you told them they were pretty or they were smart. So there weren’t too many pats on the back in those days.
What you did gt was that dangling carrot: work hard; be self-sacrificing; think of others first. And the result was kids with afflicted self-esteem; kids who didn’t know they were smart (even though they were.)
All childhoods are the accumulating-of-experiences days in our lives, so whether you were told how good or how talented you were or whether you were not, here you are today. Hopefully, you have figured out the truth about yourself, so it’s time to do a little bit of stretching.
Let’s say you’re a writer, and let’s say you’ve written a book, and let’s think you might like to earn some extra money by selling that book on Amazon.
You create an Author Page in Amazon. It’s your first attempt to go public and you’re excited. You share that link: https://www.amazon.com/author/patmatson
You stumble around Kindle in an effort to find your way, and you’re incredibly grateful for your partner who is a Publishing Expert.
I’m inviting you to go have a look-see at Welcome to the World, Baby God: the earth experiment. This book answers a lot of questions about life, possibly those questions you’ve been asking yourself for years and not had a decent answer yet.
And you – yes, you! What are you doing to monetize YOUR brilliance?
Grateful acknowledgment to Jamie Saloff for this cover art.
Was there a time in your life where you flew by the seat of your pants and had no clue what was coming up next? That’s how my first thirty years went. I am the eldest of five children, and there wasn’t anyone to follow. I had to invent it all on the fly. I’m actually pretty good at impromptu situations because of it, and that alone has dissolved some fears about knowing enough and being good enough.
As I matured – I swear to God that I HAVE matured – I discovered wonderful things like Goal Setting, and about Big Dreams and how to make them come true.
I’ve always been someone with high ideals. From grade school days, those ideals were there and they led me right into the convent. Would you like to meet Sr. Barnabas, SSJ? I couldn’t see anything better for a life than serving God.
Another idea began to tug at my habit when I was in the convent. It said “There has to be something more.” It was relentless, but I toyed with leaving the convent for several years before I finally moved on that idea. Then marriage and motherhood happened and then divorce happened in my middle thirties.
I was alone with two little boys to raise. Beside those wonderful little guys, my ex left me with another gift – an introduction to metaphysics. Both my sons and that study are the major contributors to the life I have today.
In the last thirty years, I’ve been at the helm of my life, directing, refining, doing-over, and moving myself steadily into more and more good. I’m a happy satisfied woman.
I want to share with you one of the things I am about to harvest: It’s a wee e-book entitled Welcome to the World, Baby God. In this delightful little book, I propose a more spiritual take for our experiences here on earth, and I provide ideas for you so filled with common sense that anyone can get it, even a little baby. It will leave you wondering “Could it possibly be this simple?”
It’ll be published soon. Please stay tuned and I’ll keep you apprised. In the meanwhile, you might want to follow me on Facebook in my new group: Baby God Book. We’re going to have lots of stimulating conversations there.
I was raised in a religion where we were all taught that when you wanted something, you asked God for it. Many still follow this line of thinking. Sometimes, you get what you want; sometimes you don’t. Following along, you learn to make up reasons for why God does or does not answer your prayers. Many spend time on their knees begging God to change his omnipotent mind.
This always seemed futile to me. I couldn’t understand why a God purported to be good would even allow any form of evil. Even the Queen of Hearts had the good sense to yell “Off with their heads” when things weren’t working.
I entered the convent to perform at what I saw was the highest level of service to this God. I ran into personalities and characters, some of whom had lowered levels of godliness than my highest sense. What a surprise! Being “on the other side of the desk” was one heck of an eye-opener, and when I left the convent, I was looking for more answers, keener insights, greater understanding.
It took me several years to find it. What I discovered is that God is not a powerful individual on a throne in heaven. Nope. God is a power. It is the mental power inside each one of us. It is a Cause Engine that we control by our thinking.
- I learned that when my thoughts are accurate and in line with rightness and goodness, then my experiences are right, good, and harmonious.
- I learned that when my thoughts include what can only be labeled evil, then my experiences go in the crapper.
Notice, no question here of exactly who is doing the creating? I’m not entirely sure who started this blame God or beg from God idea, but perpetuating this through religion or philosophy isn’t doing anyone a lick of good.
Because you have a mind that thinks, you ARE the God you are begging and beseeching and if you are looking anywhere outside your good, sweet, wonderful Self, it’s a dead end street.
What does work is to learn everything you can about Goodness Itself, recognize that it IS you, and align your thoughts with it to create the health, wealth, success and happiness that is intended.
I wish you enormous success.
I have a rule in my home: all the furniture must be very comfortable. One of the Patty-made rules in my kitchen is that everything must be conveniently within reach. I like my home decorations to be tastefully simplistic, too. These three make my home comfortable, warm and homey.
My sister spent Labor Day with me this month. She thanked me for my hospitality on the day she left and I have given that and another chat we had some thought. We talked about the 5 Love Languages, and I guess the way I like to show love is to provide a comfortable, convenient and simple environment for visitors to enjoy themselves. That falls under Quality Time and Acts of Service in my book, and in Gary Chapman’s book “The 5 Love Languages” too.
I like the concept of Feng Shui well enough, but I’ve always been struck by allowing anyone else establish rules for me by which I live my life. This particularly touches me when it comes to arranging my home the way that makes me feel satisfied. I have chosen to live my life by what I like, what I appreciate, what makes me comfortable, etc. than by what are truly arbitrary rules for home arrangement and décor.
Because I don’t believe that location, invisible forces, alignment on earth axes or the like have any Causability at all, Feng Shui would be a reversal of the Law of Cause and Effect for me.
Shakespeare was a truly wise man, and he said: “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” I run my life by this sort of thinking. My decisions for me are the best for me. My choices of friends are the best for me. My style of décor is the best for me. The way in which I learn life’s lesson is the best for me. To mine own self be true.
“To be true to yourself takes courage. It requires you to be introspective, sincere, open-minded and fair. It does not mean that you are inconsiderate or disrespectful of others. It means that you will not let others define you or make decisions for you that you should make for yourself.” From www.essentiallifeskills.com
If you are involved in any aspect of Spirituality, Metaphysics, or the Law of Attraction, you’ve more than likely heard that when your conviction arrives at the depth of feeling, your thoughts will manifest in an objective state.
So what does that mean and how do you get there? Getting there depends on two things:
- Do you really mean it? and
- Can you feel the truth inside your own being?
To arrive at the truth of either of those ideas, you need time, willingness, and a desire to understand.
I know that my life is a mental life that is based on how and what I think about things. I know that what manifests – my body, my experiences, my so-called things, other people – are all there because of how and what I think. It’s such an improved idea as opposed to dealing with things from the so-called physical perspective. It’s easier.
Recently, I challenged myself regarding a particular desire I’ve had forever. I’m still working on it so I will keep its details to myself at this point. But what I did was clear the decks of any other busy work I had going in my life so I could focus pointedly at this one task.
I know that a thought cannot be held for very long and must be repeated, so I’ve made myself what I call a prayer bracelet from lovely red glass beads. I run them through my fingers as I repeat my desired thought to both keep me from drifting into sleep and to stay focused on what I mean to manifest.
I work to get in three hours of mental work each day for such a project. As I do the work – the repetition – I try to feel the sense of love I have for what I am about, and I imbue that sense of love into my words.
The more strongly I mean what my desire is, the more profound my commitment becomes. At the end of several days, I experienced a very deep sense of reality and truth about my desire that both astonished me and simultaneously made me feel euphoric. I call that experience the depth of feeling. If you’d like to enjoy it, you’ve got to do the work. If you don’t know how but you’d like to learn, I’d be willing to teach you. I am a teacher of the Walter Method of Eschatology and I know how.