Support from Our Heavenly Parents

The family photo attached to this post is circa 1961 when I was barely 2 years old. We were on our way to Easter service. My mother was a homemaker and delighted in sewing our clothing. Typically, Momma would make her dress and all of our dresses and even coats to match for these special holidays. My sisters were identical twins who were 2-½ years older than me. Being the baby of the family, I had a lot of input on how I should and shouldn’t behave.

My parents have both passed, as well as, my eldest sister who is standing next to Papa. I, of course, am in the middle of the photo.

I recently had an epiphany about how our non-physical, heavenly parents see us continuing to live our earthly lives. I was always taught that we live one earthly life and after that, the judgment–as if there’s some kind of finality of our lives. We get one chance and then it’s eternal rest or eternal damnation, so we’d better get it right. I was, also, taught that once people die, we can never communicate with them again. And, that they do not have access to see what’s going on in our lives on Earth because it could make them cry and there are no tears in heaven.

I don’t believe that we, on earth, are disconnected from our heavenly family. I believe we come into physical lives and return to Source multiple times. We are eternal beings. Being eternal, I’m thinking it would get really boring to live in pure bliss all of the time without any adventure of experiencing contrast and getting our hands dirty with life experiences over and over.

Deciding to come into our physical bodies was precisely because we wanted to experience the contrast that causes us to ask for improvements and make our preferences known. Creating new things by making choices is required for the expansion of the eternal All-That-Is.

There are certainly too many confirmed records of children remembering who they were in a past life and researchers being able to confirm their previous lives. In a book that I read by a professor, I believe it is the University of Virginia that has thousands of these confirmed cases in a research department. Books have been written about confirmed past lives. So, I believe we come and go as many times as we choose.

I, also, believe that since we are mostly non-physical (eternally spiritual) in nature, even while we are in physical bodies, we have access to All-That-Is. We have access to Infinite Intelligence, which is all those who are with Source Energy in the non-physical realm.

As I was saying, I had an epiphany, recently, and wanted to share it with you. It may resonate with your soul, too. Here’s how that went….

While I drive I make it a practice to focus on things I appreciate. The other day, I was appreciating and thanking the Universe for all that is going right in my world. I was appreciating all the wonderful things happening in my life. Somehow, I got on the subject of my parents. They have both passed.

The thought came to me that parents are no longer disappointed in me. They are no longer scolding me for doing something wrong. Momma is no longer saying, “Oh, Mary Ann!” with such disappointment and worry in her voice because I had just answered her question if I still believed in Jesus in a way that could cause me eternal damnation in her belief system.

I heard, “Oh, Mary Ann!” a lot growing up. It was really difficult for me to conform to all the religious dogma that was held over me. I just didn’t resonate with all those do’s and don’ts. There were just so many! More don’ts than do’s–for sure.

But, no longer. Momma and Papa are not worried about me anymore. They have no disappointment in me. They are happy and in their complete bliss. They are now supporting me and what’s important to me. They are showering me with unconditional love–I don’t have to change to be loveable to them. They are proud of me and what I am doing here.

I understand that Momma and Papa raised me the best they knew how. They raised me with the knowledge they had at the time. Granted, I didn’t make it very easy for them in this life. I came into life with the knowledge that life should be fun. Something they had forgotten along their path. So, it was difficult for them to understand my desire for freedom to do things that felt good to me and to think my own thoughts.

I always likened my life to that of a butterfly being stuffed in a box. I felt stifled and constricted. Feeling this way did not make for a happy child. Being told there were so many things I wasn’t supposed to do or that were a sin, I didn’t understand because they felt good to me.

But, no longer. My parents are happily watching me with great interest in what’s important to me. They are rooting for me in everything I do. They are on my side, supporting me. They understand my new beliefs that are for my highest good. They understand there are no beneficial beliefs that could restrict us in any way. They are freed from religious dogma and only look at me with adoring, unconditional eyes of love. They are encouraging me to live my life in full-out joy!

They, now, understand and encourage my freedom to choose anything that makes me feel good. Gone are their beliefs that we all must live by a certain ancient book’s teachings. They understand and encourage new thoughts that create expansion and evolution.

They are excited for me, being on the leading edge of thought, and creating the life of my dreams! As I create my reality, it’s not just me expanding and evolving–All-That-Is is expanding and evolving–including my heavenly family!

Even my husband, Randy, says he can feel the presence of my Papa with him as he works on building cabinets or other woodworking projects. Papa was a finish carpenter. He was skilled and very talented. He had amazing ways to perform his creative building projects. He created gorgeous pieces of custom furniture, beautiful cabinetry, and home renovations. Randy has always worked with steel. He is proficient at welding. He had never been a wood-worker. So, working with wood has been fun for him as he discovers new ways to make pieces more beautiful. He says he hears Papa giving him ideas to make his woodworking easier. Papa drops hints as for how to make something more beautiful. Randy says he sees Papa’s grin as he experiences those aha moments.

It’s been quite a relief to finally look at who my parents really are. When I stop looking at them as they were in this life full of resistance and restrictions and recognize them in their non-physical state, they are amazingly supportive of us! What a delight to finally see that I’m no longer a disappointment to them. I’m not dying and going to hell because of my beliefs, I actually bring them joy!

It’s a relief to know they are no longer trying to control me or hold me under their thumbs. Trying to make me into something I am not. They are allowing me the freedom to live in my joy–however that shows up for me!

They completely understand the guidance I enjoy with my inner emotional guidance system. They are encouraging me to make feeling good my number one priority and to notice how I feel so I can make changes in my thoughts and beliefs to accomplish that good feeling, consistently.

They know we are not here for service or sacrifice, but for joy. Any service will come through joy. There is no sacrifice but to let go of the past–if that can even be a sacrifice when it is so beneficial. They know we are here to create our own realities and not force our lives into the box of religious conformity. They know we are safe and there is no risk in our choices. They know there are no bad or wrong choices. They know we can’t get it wrong because we will never get it done. We are eternally growing and expanding. They are excited to witness my expansion, because it benefits them, too!

I love knowing they are fully engaged and interested in what’s important to me! They are flowing to me unconditional love, well-being, appreciation, adoration, guidance, and peacefulness. They, now, get to see me fully through the eyes of Source.

If you have been feeling the ache of missing your parents because they have passed, know that you still have access to them. Actually, you have more opportunity to tune into their energy stream because they are non-physically focused and have no restrictions of time-space. If you will stop looking where they are not and look for them where they are as non-physical, eternal light and love beings, you will be able to feel their presence and tap into their wisdom and guidance.

They are not dead. Their body is gone, but they are far from dead. They are eternal beings, just as you are an eternal soul-being. You are connected with them, now, more than ever! 

Our loved ones who have transitioned back to non-physical have no resistance whatsoever. They have released all the resistance they carried through their physical lives. So, if your family members were not necessarily the kindest in the bunch, maybe even abusive, know that all that is gone. That mean family member is now in perfect bliss and perfectly loving. They have returned to who they really are. They are no longer bound by the choices they made in life. They are free to love and adore and appreciate the whole of who you are, too!

I so appreciate this new feeling of support from my non-physical parents and other loved ones. This is another reason I know that All is Well!

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Here’s to living in full-out joy with the support of heavenly loved ones,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

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Mary Ann Pack

PS: Please know that I am here anytime you are ready to find your own joy! Sometimes, we need to reawaken our joy and remember who we really are and not hold others who have passed to blame for how we feel. And, sometimes that means working with a coach. I’d be happy to visit with you for a Joy Empowerment Call and see if we are meant to be coaching together for your life transformation! Email your request for this complimentary call via All is really well!


It’s None of My Business!

Not too long ago, I made a visual reminder for myself to keep my cork floating. To remind myself how easy life could be if I would keep my hands off what’s none of my business! To practice the ease and flow of an aligned life.

In other words, it’s natural that our cork should float easily downstream to everything we desire. It’s only when we stick our nose where it doesn’t belong, that we drag our cork underwater or try forcing it to go upstream, against the current. When we fight and struggle against any current, we will get nowhere…fast.

But, if we only perform our work of knowing our what and why–focusing on what we want and why we want it–then our cork will gently bob, naturally, along the surface in a fun and exciting ride to our dreams downstream.

Anyway, I took a small jelly jar and put some water in it about half full. Then I dropped a wine cork into the water and fastened the lid. I did this to have a visual aid to remind me the only way my cork will float freely is if I keep my hands off of it!

The minute I touch my cork, it is restricted and will not float freely.

Our cork floating, energetically speaking, is non-resistant thought-vibrations. It’s the time we are happy and relaxed and carefree. It’s when we are aligned with who we really are. It’s when our Inner Source is guiding our steps with ideas for inspired action.

I am a forgetful person. I forget to keep my hands/thoughts out of Source’s business. Source’s job is to tend to the how, when, where, and who of what I want. I know my job is to decide what I want and why.

What I want is pretty easy to decide. Even the why’s are easy–because my priority is to feel really good. I like clarity, fun, adventure, excitement. Because, I like peace and calm, exhilaration, joy, confidence. So, why I want something is easy to determine. I like feeling good and having this or that will feel really good!

So, when is it that I hold my cork under the water?

I hold my cork under the water when I stick my nose into the job of Source. It’s when I think I must micromanage the greatest, wisest, most loving, all-knowing manager! As stated previously, Source’s job is the how, when, where, and who of what I want. It’s Source’s job to manage how it comes, when it comes, where it comes from, and who will bring it.

When I’m looking over the shoulder of Source and can’t see the progress of their work–I get all sideways in the stream. I pull my cork under so fast. As my cork disappears under the water, I can’t breathe!

The longer I hold myself down, the worse I feel. Relief only comes when I let go and my cork naturally bobs back to the surface! Ahh! That’s where I belong.

When I let go of the work that is none of my business–the how, when, where, who–my resistance subsides and my vibration raises. This is the sweet spot of entering the vortex–of my alignment with who I am as an extension of Source Energy.

When I am in alignment, I am in the vicinity of everything I want. My vortex is full of all the good stuff I’ve put there. It’s encoded with my vibrational DNA and waiting for me to prepare my vibrational environment to receive.

When I’m dabbling in things that are none of my business, I’m taking on jobs that are above my pay scale. My sole work is to create a life of joyfulness. I’m definitely not joyful when I’m sticking my nose where it doesn’t belong. It makes me ask questions I have no answers for–which leaves me feeling confused, doubtful, vulnerable, uncertain, and not trusting.

I’m drowning myself by holding down my cork. When I let go and get hands-free, I bob back up to the adventurous ride downstream to everything I desire. Life feels like ease and flow, joy and happiness, smiles and laughter, clarity and openness.

All possibilities are open to me!

It’s all about keeping my nose out of what’s not my business and allow Source full reign of the how, when, where, and who to my creation of what and why!

All is Really, Really Well!

To you joyful, bobbing cork,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

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Mary Ann Pack

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Life is a Treasure Hunt!

“All is well with you. Things are going to get better and better and better.

Just don’t rush it.

Don’t push it.

Don’t try to take score.

Don’t try to make it happen.

Just trust that it will happen, and watch for the evidence, for the signs of it happening. Have fun with it.

See yourself on a sort of treasure hunt, where the Universe has buried some treasure and you’re not sure where it is or how great it is, but you sense that it’s there, and just sort of start tippy-toeing through looking for a piece of it here and a piece of it there. And you will discover it.” ~Abraham-Hicks

After meditation, recently, I came across this quote from Abraham-Hicks, my beloved mentor. It inspired the following journal entry. I hope you enjoy it!

I am on a treasure hunt with the Universe! I know the Universe has all kinds of delightful gifts for me. I know they are there because I can feel them.

I feel excited with great anticipation of finding each and every thing! As I expectantly look for signs and clues as to where they are, I get even more excited.

I know they are spectacular things because I’ve put them in my vortex when I ask for my desires. Everytime I make my preferences known, the Universe takes note and prepares that gift just for me!

So, they are everything I want. It’s simply so much fun to keep an eye out for them as the Universe shows them to me one-by-one. I don’t want all of them to show up at once because then it’s game-over. And, I’m definitely not ready for the game to be over!

I want to find pieces of my treasure bit-by-bit. Some small, some huge. A little here, a little there. They are all pieces of my treasure!

The Universe loves to surprise and delight me. I love receiving gifts. The Universe knows exactly what I want, so I  know I’ll get what I really desire. No white elephant gifts or gag gifts that are simply useless. Just everything I want. And, many times, the Universe will throw in extras that I’m not even expecting!!

Life is getting better and better and better!

It’s like giving the Universe my shopping wish-list and knowing everything on my list has been purchased, gift wrapped and tucked into a special hiding place. No one else gets to find my gifts, either.

So, when I see someone else find a gift that may be similar to what I’m wanting–I can rejoice with them because I know that it is not from my treasure trove. They have chosen what gifts to put into their treasure. I can be super happy and excited for them to have their gifts!

It’s so freeing to know that I don’t have to keep score about who’s getting what. There’s always more than enough to go around. There’s never a shortage of similar gifts!!

Everyone’s gifts are theirs, alone. Each gift has the owner’s name imprinted on it. I can’t get theirs and they won’t get mine. There’s never a mix-up or back order.

I’m so satisfied with all the gifts I’ve received so far, and yet, I’m eager for more! This joy is the best part of my treasure and I get to open this gift every day if I want to!

My gift of joy is not hidden away, but laid out in clear sight for me to pick up and open every single day!! The joy is what I came for. The other gifts are bonus treasures!!

Are you opening your gift of joy every day? Just look and you will find it!

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To your treasure trove of joy,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

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Mary Ann Pack

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Our Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Every major civilization in history has recognized hemp as #1 on its list of important plants. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks and Romans all revered hemp as an incomparable source of food and medicine. Now modern science is validating what the ancients all knew — and uncovering exciting new discoveries about hemp and the Endocannabinoid System.


We are hard-wired with a system of cannabinoid receptors throughout our brains and bodies. When these receptors are activated, they enable two-way communication between body systems; something previously thought to be impossible.


So what does it mean to literally have a cannabinoid system inside the body? It means that we were designed to regularly supply our ECS with the nutrients it was designed for, in support of vital communications between the control centers of the body and every other system.

However, due to the governmental regulation of hemp and cannabis over the last 80 years, most humans living today have gone their entire lives without feeding their bodies these raw materials.

Imagine a large orchestra, and the members being made to play their instruments while blindfolded. They can’t see the conductor and they can’t read the music. Sometimes they get it right, but most of the time it’s a mess. This is your body without the nutrients provided by hemp. Bringing the body back into harmony could be as simple as replacing this lost nutrition.

Why No One Has Ever Died from Hemp

There is one place in the body where there is no endocannabinoid system and no cannabinoid receptors – the brain stem. The brain stem is the control center for the heart and breathing. This means that it is not possible for cannabinoids to overwhelm those systems and cause them to shut down. This is why, in more than 4,000 years, no one has ever died from consuming hemp.

endocannabinoid system explained

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The endocannabinoid system in our bodies are for the purpose of homeostasis–bringing our bodies back into balance. When we are out of balance we can begin feeling the effects of dis-ease (an uneasiness in the body, an imbalance). Many times, this imbalance is the effect of nutrient deficiencies.

Having been unable to feed our bodies from the hemp plant for the last 80 years in the USA, there are millions of people who may be suffering from deficiency at their cannabinoid receptor sites. The commuication highway has broken down and is in need of repair. If you are suffering any of the following health issues, you may be deficient in cannabinoids provided by the hemp plant that has recently been freed by the Farm Bill.

Here are a few of the health issues that may respond well to the use of cannabinoids (CBD):

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Workout recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Pain, Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • PTSD
  • Migraines
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Crohn’s
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

When our body’s ECS is offered the proper nutrients from hemp, it may assist our natural restoration of homeostasis. Our body stops fighting itself and balance can be restored easily and quickly.

There are no known toxicity levels for taking cannabinoids from hemp. Because there are no cannabinoid receptors in the brain stem, which controls the heart and breathing, they cannot be adversely affected by the use of hemp.

With zero-to-minute amounts of THC, there is no risk of getting “high” because there is no pyschoactive components (THC) in industrial hemp grown specifically for high CBD and zero-low THC.

Through my office, I provide clients and customers the best CBD Hemp Oil in the industry from Elixinol™.

Choose from many different delivery systems of full-spectrum (whole-plant) hemp:

  • Tinctures
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  • Seeds
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Elixinol™ uses as much of the plant that is vital, so you can trust that you are receiving a full-spectrum hemp oil, not isolates that so many companies produce. Elixinol’s™ extraction method is a solvent-free Super Critical Fluid Extraction (CO2). In other words, it is a cold process where no heat can damage the oils, nor do they use toxic solvents. This is so important when choosing a hemp oil company.

They also utilize third party laboratory testing to insure that every batch is pure providing certificates of analysis for every batch. Their transparency and integrity are top in the industry.

All of these qualities were important to me as I researched and chose the company to provide hemp oil products for you, my clients and customers! I love that these products are safe for our children, too!

Personally, I use the liquid Respira in GrapeMint orally and by vaping, the capsules, the liposomes, and my favorite is the Hemp Balm for any skin issues. Each delivery system has its benefits. This photo is of a few on display in my office.


If you are wondering if hemp oil could help you, it is best to make an appointment to discuss your holistic coaching plan. Many times, there are other deficiencies in your diet, as well, that can be adjusted before beginning supplementation.

Many of my clients and customers are long-distance so we have our appointments via phone or Zoom and their supplements are shipped to them. My online store is still under construction at the moment, so be sure and watch my website for details. You are welcome to call (903) 227-0273 (please leave a detailed message) or contact me via email at

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To your joyous well-being,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

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Mary Ann Pack

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Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness or disease. It is your responsibility to seek professional medical advice from your primary physician. You are solely responsible for any outcome you may receive from your use of any products.



Be Happy Rather Than Being Right

Recently, I experienced some contrast in a relationship where, initially, I just wanted to be right. I didn’t care how I felt–I WAS RIGHT!! You know the feeling. You observe someone’s behavior and just knew they were wrong and you were right!

Well, I thought about all the facts that I knew and how wrong the other person was for behaving in the manner they chose. I had it all worked out in my head. My thoughts were reeling and so were my emotions!

It came on me one night right after my justification process had really gained momentum, when I awoke from sleep. I had not practiced my usual round of appreciation before going to sleep, because I already had been thinking about the situation before bedtime. So, I was already in that negative momentum of thought.

As I laid there awake, my mind went right to where my thoughts had been. It didn’t feel good–but I was right!! I had all the reasons their behavior was bad. If I’d had someone to talk to in that moment, I’m sure I could find someone to agree with me. I had every justification of how badly it affected me. How it might drive a wedge between us. How it could potentially be hazardous to their health and longevity–which were valid concerns!

Why do we do this to ourselves?!

Why do we insist on being right when being happy would be so much better?

I will admit, I am getting better at letting sh*t go that I really have no control over. Which is, basically, everyone and everything else, except myself!

Anyway, I got up and sat in the living room for a couple of hours. I was still stewing, but I wanted to feel better. I knew this was not the way to handle this situation. Insisting that you are right and they are wrong is rarely is the most beneficial approach! Again, I knew I wanted to feel better. I recognized that what I was doing was just stupid. This attitude stemmed from old, limiting beliefs that didn’t allow for everyone to be their own person and make their own personal choices. Yet, I wanted to soothe my emotions. I wanted to feel better about this person.

I believe we tend to think someone else’s behavior will affect us adversely. We are in a lack-mindset when we enter that realm of thinking. We believe that the Universe can’t really keep us safe. We don’t really believe we create our own reality and have attracted these kinds of situations upon ourselves. We don’t believe we have the infinite resources to back up anything we desire. We believe we have to control the other person’s behavior to protect ourselves. That it’s too risky to trust the Universe with our relationships and let ourselves be the individuals we are in the moment.

I wanted a harmonious relationship. I wanted to be happy when I observed this person and held them as my object of attention. I wanted to feel the unconditional love that I know Source has for each and every one of us–no matter what’s going on. I wanted to feel happy, again!

Practicing what I know about the Law of Attraction, I chose to think some thoughts that brought relief, like:

  • All is really well, here.
  • There’s nothing really serious going on.
  • Source does have my back and is tending to all my desires–even this one.
  • I don’t have to figure this out this red-hot minute.
  • It’s more important that I feel good. That’s what I came into this life for–feeling joy!
  • I didn’t come here intending to teach anyone a lesson or demand others to live in a certain way that only pleases me.
  • I came here with the intention to experience freedom, growth, and joy.
  • Then I went into a list of appreciation about everything I could think of.

Relief came quickly. I went back to bed and slept well until morning.

When I got up, I saw a quote from Abraham-Hicks, “I’d rather be happy than be right.”

They were instructing us on the ways of creating better experiences for ourselves. They consistently teach that how we feel is the most important practice. If we want to feel good most of the time and enjoy a good life, we must make feeling good our number one priority.

We can only feel good by thinking good thoughts that align with our Inner Being of Light and Love–who we really are.

Being right and feeling like sh*t just doesn’t do it for me!

I jotted down that Abraham quote in my calendar that day. I wanted to remind myself that being happy is the most important and is the most beneficial thing I can do for the situation. Being happy is living the example before those observing our lives. It’s the only way to have a good influence on anyone!

Not only will your emotions thank you, so will your body. All that negative tension and stress shuts off our cells’ communication with Source and they cannot receive the well-being they are asking for. If you continue insisting upon being right rather than being happy, your body will begin suffering and will diminish in health. Then you’ll really have something bigger to complain about.

Here are a few tips for improving your thoughts about a similar situation you may have encountered:

  • When contrast appears in your relationships, you know what you don’t want and immediately know what you do want–what improvement you would prefer.
  • Thank your emotional guidance system that is working by indicating which direction you are heading. Feeling bad = heading into more unwanted; feeling good = heading into what you do want.
  • Make a list of things you appreciate about the person you have been observing. When you are away from them (this is key) and can allow yourself to focus on positive aspects of them, write all those down and feel that good feeling about them.
  • If the hurt has too much momentum and you can’t focus on anything positive about it, change the subject! It doesn’t matter the subject, as long as you can find relief!
  • Appreciation and finding positive aspects about anything and anyone is beneficial for every aspect of your life–even this relationship situation.

Why go through the torture of insisting on being right? Stop being offended and allow the other person to be who they are at that moment. No one is here to make you feel better–that’s your inside work. The best thing you can do for youself and anyone else is to choose to be happy–no matter what!!

How do you know if that choice to be happy isn’t the very thing that will settle the situation?

At least, you won’t keep attracting that behavior because you’ve chosen not to give it so much of your attention and energy. It’s amazing what a little happiness will do for living a joyous life!

So, make it a point to choose to be happy rather than being right!

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To your CHOSEN happy life,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

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Mary Ann Pack

PS: If you’d like help in finding your happy life, please contact me and request your complimentary Joy Empowerment Session with Coach Mary Ann via email at Let’s see what it would take to get you into your happy-zone. Creating joyous realities one alignment at a time!

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To your joyous well-being,

Mary Ann Pack

Every Thought Opens a Door

Every time we are having a thought we are opening a door. The question is, “What door are you opening with your thoughts?”

Are you opening doors of pleasure and things you love? Or, are you opening doors to things that are very displeasing and unsatisfying?

What influence are you under as you think the thoughts you think?

Every thought either feels good or it feels bad. We receive an emotional response from every thought we think. No matter the emotional label we choose–depression, anger, frustration, hope, joy–they either feel good or bad.

Our inner guidance system of emotions are guiding us and indicating to us as to the direction of our thoughts. Emotions can be trusted. Our emotions tell on our thoughts every single time!

If we notice we are feeling bad, what influence is that indicating? Bad-feeling thoughts are indicating we are being influenced by others’ opinions, what we are seeing around us that we don’t like, beliefs that are not for our highest good. It indicates that we are not in alignment with our Inner Being–who we really are. This thought-influence is going to open doors to experiences we will not want or not like, nor be satisfying.

If we notice we are feeling good, what influence is that indicating? You can guess this one! Good-feeling thoughts are indicating we are being influenced solely by our Inner Being. The one who knows and loves us. The one who is always holding us with the highest affection. This influence indicates we are in alignment with who we really are. This thought-influence is going to open doors to experiences that we will want, will like, and be very satisfying!

Where do good feeling thoughts come from?

When we are thinking thoughts that feel good we are in alignment with the thoughts of our Inner Being or our Soul. As we see contrast (things we don’t want), we immediately know what we do want. At that moment, we make a preference for an improvement, whether or not we’ve vocalized it. We have vibrationally asked for the improved situation or condition through our emotional response to thoughts.

Immediately our Inner Being takes hold of that improvement and becomes the vibrational equivalent. In other words, our Inner Being or Soul becomes the newest version of who we really are. Our Inner Being is always feeling good, always holding us in appreciation, always interested in our well-being. Always thinking good thoughts about us and our situation. And, never, ever criticizes, demands us to change, or joins us in complaining.

Since our Inner Being is doing such a great job in holding the feeling of the very best vibrational version of us, when we think thoughts that feel good, we are in alignment with our Inner Being. We can trust that whatever we’re thinking about is exactly what our Inner Being is knowing, thinking, and feeling about us and our situation. In other words, our thoughts are matching who we really are.

This is being under the influence of your loving Inner Being, your Inner Source. With these thoughts, you are opening amazingly satisfying doors!

So, where do bad feelings come from?

When we are thinking thoughts that feel bad we are not in alignment with the thoughts of our Inner Being or our Soul. Do you know how I know? Because our Inner Being can never, ever think thoughts that feel bad.

The discord we’re feeling, the bad feeling we receive when we’re thinking, is a sign that we are not thinking the same thoughts as our Inner Being. We may be thinking about someone else’s opinion, about what-is that is not pleasing, about what’s going on that we consider being wrong. We are looking outside ourself for our guidance and allowing outside factors to influence our thoughts.

When our thoughts don’t match what our Inner Being is thinking, it will feel really bad. The discordant feelings get stronger and stronger the more we allow our thoughts to run through all the bad stuff in our lives or experiences.

One caveat would be that you may feel bad momentarily while you are experiencing contrast. Life shows you something and you may not like it, so you get that bad feeling, but immediately you know what you’d prefer. When you notice that contrast is causing you to ask for an improvement, it’s time to begin focusing on the improvement or the solution. No longer should you be focusing on the problem or the contrast that caused you to make your preference. Once you decide to focus on the solution, your feelings immediately improve and you, once again, align with the thoughts and opinion of your Inner Being.

For this post, we are focusing on thought patterns and from where you are influenced to ponder subjects. I wanted you to understand that not all bad feelings are opening unpleasant/unwanted doors. Simply move away from bad-feeling thoughts as quickly as possible and purposefully begin thinking about more pleasing subjects–subjects where it’s easy to find relief.

How can you know what doors you’re opening?

You can know what doors you’re opening by what’s showing up in your life. Simply look around at what’s coming into your experience and ask if they are pleasing and satisfying or if they are displeasing and unsatisfying.

Things that show up that are pleasing and satisfying are because you are influenced by your Inner Being and thinking in alignment with thoughts that feel good most of the time. The more time you can spend thinking good-feeling thoughts, the more amazing the experiences behind that open door!

Things that show up that are displeasing and unsatisfying are because you are being influenced by other peoples’ opinions, focusing on other experiences that were not pleasing, or you may be complaining and blaming others way too much. Any complaining is resistance to what you want. Complaining will only bring you more things to complain about!

How can you open more amazing doors?

Here’s a short list of things that will help you open the doors you truly desire to walk through!

  • Evaluate what’s showing up in your life experience.
    • If they are pleasant things, keep up the good work because your doors are opening by focusing on your desires which match what your Inner Being is knowing, thinking, and feeling about you and what’s important to you.
    • If they are unpleasant things, you have been influenced by other things more than what your Inner Being believes about you and what you want.
  • Make feeling good your number one priority. Period.
  • Make it your intention to notice how you’re feeling throughout the day.
    • The more you can keep thinking thoughts on subjects that feel good, the more the Universe will send you more thoughts and experiences that are of the same vibrational essence.
  • Begin your morning with meditation which will help you set the tone of your day.
    • Quiet your mind for 15-20 minutes each day. This quieting of thought lowers your resistance and increases your allowing or receiving mode. Listen for any inspiration from your Inner Being.
  • Stop complaining and start complimenting.
  • Notice more things you appreciate. It would be very beneficial to handwrite them in your journal.

These simple steps will help you begin to shift your vibrational offering. The more you can practice thinking good-feeling thoughts, noticing things you appreciate, and holding your focus on positive aspects, you’ll begin to see new doors open that had previously been closed.

And, you’re going to love these doors!!

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To your amazing door-opening adventures,

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Mary Ann Pack

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The Serenity Prayer

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.”

Most all of us have heard this little, yet powerful, prayer. It seems to bring a calm and peace that is unexplainable. When I read it, it lets me rest in knowing that all is truly well!

I always thought it was a nice little prayer, but really never gave it much thought. When I came across this prayer recently I read it with new eyes and a new understanding. It resonates more deeply with my soul. I’d like to share my new insights of The Serenity Prayer. Maybe it will resonate with your soul, too!

Let’s dissect it phrase by phrase….


Why do we call upon God? Why do we think it matters to talk to God?

Those of us who believe in an eternal higher power love to commune with Him/Her/Them. We feel the tugging of something greater than ourselves. We love knowing that there is a greater, older, wiser, Infinite Intelligence to which we are eternally connected. We love that connected feeling, that Oneness, that there is something greater than this physical life.

Not believing in a higher power certainly does not diminish your value or worthiness. You may simply want to commune with yourself as you read this post. It is my hope that something here will resonate within you, too.

Who is God to you?

From my perspective, God is that all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful One. You may believe in a god/goddess or multiple god-head. For me, God is way bigger than the God I grew up with. Now I refer to that Eternal Infinite Intelligence as Source Energy. The name, God, just doesn’t seem to describe the God that I love and know, now.

I believe God/Source loves us unconditionally and is always flowing it to us whether we’re in a place of receiving it or not. My understanding of the term, unconditional love, means that there is no condition I must change to be loved, shown love or feel love. Bestowing unconditional love means there is no demand for a changed condition to be worthy or deserving of love. We can never be less than worthy!!

In the last several years, my beliefs about God has changed radically. My old beliefs about God just didn’t resonate with my soul, so I let them go. They taught me I was separate from God. So, I found beliefs that felt better, that resonated with my soul and brought me a peace I had never experienced throughout my life. I believe that I am One with God no matter the condition of my life or behavior.

The God I serve now, Source Energy, is unconditionally loving me, approving of me, knows my worthiness. Source never criticizes me or tells me I’m wrong or sinful. Source is always flowing to me unconditional love, well-being, praise, adoration, abundance, and so many blessings.

If I feel bad, it’s not because I am evil or sinful, it’s only because I’m pinching myself off from the constant flow of unconditional love from Source. I’m simply not allowing myself to receive God’s love. When I believe in my worth, that I am love, it feels really good because it’s the same way Source feels about me–so we are in alignment with each other!

Source is always calling me to be the best version of myself that I’ve created, but never demands that I change to experience love and joy. Source always has my back and supports me in everything. I accepted the Truth that I AM an eternal extension of Source Energy living a human experience. It’s amazing what it will do for your attitude when you realize you are Source in the flesh!

As I am aligned with my Inner Source and experience the love and joy flowing to me, I can also feel it flowing through me. This is when I experience changes and the best version of me blossoms into a joyous life experience.

This kind of God resonates clearly with my soul!

I realize that I can’t express everything that God is to everyone. Your individual experience is personal and very real to you. These are just a few thoughts I have about My Source Energy of All-That-Is.

Let’s look at the next phrase in the prayer.

“grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change…”

Why do we want to change anything?

We always want something uncomfortable to change to make us feel better. We typically blame what we are observing to be the reason why we feel bad. Initially, that may be the case because we’re witnessing contrast, and from that, know what we don’t want. But, we immediately know what we do want. We ask for the improvement and as soon as we focus on the solution or improvement, we will feel better. It is not what we are observing that makes us feel bad, it’s what we think about it that makes us feel bad. We are solely in charge of how we feel by what we are thinking.

We can only look at life through our perspective as individuals. So, everyone wants something different because different things make each of us happy. When we observe something that makes us uncomfortable or something we don’t want, someone else may be observing the very same thing and desire it. At the very least, they may desire a different outcome than you would desire.

Notice the prayer is in the first person. So, as we individually ask for peace to accept things out of our control, it is so we, personally, will feel better by releasing the need to change outside forces or circumstances. We can feel better even without things changing if we look to our Inner Source for our happiness and tranquility.

Who decides what things need to change, anyway?!

When life’s contrast or variety causes us to ask for an improvement or new desire, that indicates that we’d like to see a change. We may be in one place and would like to be someplace else. We experience something that we don’t like and immediately know what we do like. We observe someone’s behavior and we allow it to make us feel bad.

So, we make our request to Source when we ask for any improvement. When we make any request, God/Source answers our request with a resounding, Yes! Going to work on our new desire immediately.

This phrase of the prayer is asking for serenity (tranquility, calmness, peacefulness) to accept (allow) things to be different from what I want or how I want things to be that I can’t control.

Most things are out of our control to change. There are so many moving parts. You may get one thing or one person under control and another slips out of place! You could run yourself ragged trying to juggle all the things you don’t like and want to change.

Peace will come when we stop trying to change things that are not any of our business. When we but our noses into other peoples’ business, we will walk around with a kink in our noses a long time. So much will be offensive to us. We will live miserably. Control-freaks do not live a happy and peaceable life!

This part of the prayer is asking for peace to acccept things I cannot control. Simply accepting we don’t have to control everything is freeing. To release the need to control things that are not even mine to control will let me allow them to be as they are. Releasing the control-freak-syndrome is very freeing and brings such peace and tranquility!!

Each of us as constantly asking for change and improvements, every day, all day long. We can never stop asking for improvement. That’s the creative process. There will always be contrast that gives all of us the opportunity to make our preferences. As long as we understand that we can only change ourselves and our thoughts about our relationship with our world, then we can let the rest be whatever it is. Peace will flood our souls!

Let’s visit the next phrase.

“the courage to change the things I can…”

Why do we need the courage to change things?

Courage, by definition, is to persevere through difficulty, especially extreme difficulty. It implies firmness of mind and will, in the face of difficulty. In other words, we need the firmness of mind, determination of our thoughts, to make the necessary changes.

What things can we change?

The only real thing I can change is ME!

We may coerce and manipulate and think we are making changes in others or circumstances, but that is not sustainable. Again, too many moving parts!

Remember, this is a personal prayer written in the first person. So, it’s always from our personal perspective. If each individual saying this prayer would understand that it is only themselves that they must change, our world would be totally in balance and at peace!

The only thing we can make changes to is our thoughts. No one can think one thought for us. Nor can we think a thought for someone else. Our thoughts are ours, alone. Our thoughts are the only thing we have complete control over. But, boy, those thoughts can wreak havoc on us sometimes! It will take great courage to make the necessary changes in ourselves!

Our thoughts feel like they are out of control so much of the time. Our thoughts race and jump from one thing to the next. They feel uncontrollable. We have thousands and thousands of thoughts a day. So, how do we control our thoughts?

We must notice how we feel. Our feelings or emotions will tell on our thoughts every time. We can trust that when we feel good, we are thinking thoughts that don’t need to change. They are already in good shape and heading us in the direction of our highest good.

It’s those pesky bad-feeling thoughts that are the trouble-makers!

When we feel bad, that’s also our emotions telling on our thoughts. Those bad feelings are indicating we’re heading in the direction of things we don’t want or don’t like. It’s letting us know we’re off-balance in our thinking from whom our Inner Being knows us to be.

If we will decide to courageously make feeling good our number one priority, we will be determined to not settle for feeling bad. We will determine to notice how we’re feeling throughout the day. When we notice we’re feeling bad, we can simply choose a better-feeling thought. Even if we have to change the subject to start feeling better.

Distraction is the best and fastest way to find relief if we’re feeling bad from our current thought pattern. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, as long as it feels better and you are soothed. Those bad thoughts are indicating resistance to something you want. To think of something that is soothing will lower your resistance.

As the Universe feels your improved thought, It will send you more like it. As you sustain those good-feeling thoughts, the Universe will yield to the momentum with more pleasurable outcomes.

In this way, you have determined to have courage to make the necessary changes to the only thing of which you are in control. You!

On to the next phrase…..

“and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Wisdom is a beautiful word, to me. It is the ability to discern inner qualities and relationships. It is insight–not outward-sight. It comes from within us–not from looking around what’s outside of us. It comes from deep within, from our very soul or Inner Being.

It’s having the insight to discern the inner qualities of the relationship between what we can and can’t change. It’s putting our knowledge to work. Insight combined with knowledge gives us wisdom!

What’s so great about knowing the difference between what we can and can’t change?

Knowing and understanding what we can and can’t change gives us a sense of relief and peace. It makes life so much easier. When we think we can change something that is bothering us from outside influences, we are heading up a very steep hill. We are in for a battle, unnecessarily.

If you don’t know what battles are yours, you’re going to be a really tired and beat-up soldier!

It’s trusting that all is well. It’s understanding that you will feel the difference, emotionally. Things we cannot change feel like fear, danger, disempowerment, uncertain, risky, and anger because we try to force our control over them. We will fail every time.

Knowing the difference of what we can change feels hopeful, expectant, exciting, exhilarating, certain, and joyous. It feels peaceful beyond description. It may be hard work to change our thought patterns until we practice it a while, but that’s where the determination and courage kick in.

Do you agree?


We’ve all probably said a heart-felt, Amen, at the end of a prayer or in jovial agreement with what someone has said. It’s an expression of solemn agreement or ratification. It’s a hearty approval! By stating, amen, we are standing in agreement with everything that was uttered previously.

So, what are we agreeing with, or approving of, when we say, Amen?

In some Pagan religions, instead of Amen, they say, So Mote it Be. I like that expression of agreement, too, because it is declaring whatever was stated previously has become it–it is done, it is complete. It’s an agreement that what may be unseen has already become from this moment forward. We are all BE-coming!

Here is how I would restate the serenity prayer:

Source Energy, I acknowledge the flow of Your peace through me as I experience things that are not mine to change, allowing them to be what they are; mindfully determined to change my thoughts and beliefs to those that resonate within me, and to discern the inner qualities and find appreciation for, both, things I can and cannot change. I stand in hearty approval on its becoming, now!

I know it’s a tad longer than the original Serenity Prayer. Ha!

What are your thoughts about the meaning of The Serenity Prayer?

Do you have a special memory of praying this prayer?

I’d love to hear your story about this lovely prayer and what it means in your life!

If you enjoyed this post, please comment, like, and share. Thanks in advance!

To your blessed serentiy and joy,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

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Mary  Ann Pack

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Healing vs. Well-Being–Is There a Difference?

When we think about it, we all want the best health we can possibly experience.  We want strong, vibrant health.  We want to enjoy a long life full of vitality and agility for as long as possible.  But we see people aging or we have health issues of our own.

Does it really matter if we think about wanting healing or well-being?  Aren’t they basically the same thing, vibrationally?

Actually, healing and well-being are from two different perspectives. As such, they are two different vibrational offerings. Healing is acknowledging something is wrong in our body and seeking well-being is acknowledging the things that are going right in our body.

Healing is from the perspective that there is something wrong with us.  Either we did something wrong and caused this problem or we think someone did something to us that caused this health issue in our body.  Maybe we were exposed to disease or a company produced some chemical that was toxic enough to harm our body when we used the product.

At any rate, healing is from the perspective that something is wrong.  And, we want to fix it, NOW!  Whether we choose to see a doctor or use some form of natural healing process, we want to fix what’s broken. It is a problem-focused perspective. There may be some complaining attached to this perspective. Any amount of complaining brings resistance to what you want. This perspective would create a lower vibrational quality.

When we are asking for well-being, it is acknowledging it is our birthright to be well, to live well, to enjoy optimal well-being. If you are focusing on your well-being, you tend to be focusing on what’s going right. How good you feel. How wonderfully your body is functioning. You are appreciating the fact that your body operates seamlessly without your full focus for so many functions. Your attention is not required to digest your food, to breathe, to circulate your blood, and so much more!

There could be something not quite function correctly, some pain, something off-balance in your body, but you still appreciate what is working in your body. In well-being, you are more solution-oriented rather than focused on the problem or what’s wrong with your body. Your focus is on appreciating the service your body is providing for you in this life. This perspective will have less resistance because you are focusing on appreciation which contains no resistance.

Seeking healing or seeking well-being have a variance in vibrational quality. And, that vibratioal variance may be holding you apart from experiencing your well-being fully.

So, what can you do to increase your well-being?

  • Begin looking for the things that are going right in your body.
  • Appreciate that you don’t have to micromanage a multitude of functions in your body.
  • Appreciate the service your body is providing you in this life.
  • Take your body for a walk in nature, if possible.
  • Provide good whole foods, plenty of fresh pure water, and whatever herbals and nutritional supplements that would support your body’s well-being.
  • Acknowledge and appreciate that well-being is your birthright. Well-being is our natural state. When we get our thinking towards appreciating our well-being, our body will respond in kind.
  • Stop complaining–not just about your body, but throughout all of life. If you are complaining about your aches, pains, or illness–you were complaining long before about other things. Complaining always brings about more things to complain about!
  • Daily, write lists of things you appreciate. Once you practice and hold the vibration of appreciation, your body will feel the shift and bring you more reasons to appreciate your body!
  • Focus on what you do want (well-being) and less about what you don’t want (sickly body).

Begin, today, to appreciate how well your body is serving you. Appreciate the moments you do feel good. Appreciate all the parts that are functioning well. Your body will love you for it!

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All is Well!!

MAP with Bookcase Friends

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Mary Ann Pack

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