We Remember

As we honor the anniversary of the tragic events that happened on September 11 twenty years ago, I invite you to take a moment to remember and hold in your heart all those who lost their lives that day as well as those who lost loved ones or were impacted in any way. Of course, that’s all of us since we are one human family. The way we live was forever changed that day. I also invite you to join me in sending heart energy to that geographic location and let the ripples of love extend outward to comfort everyone on the planet and help clear any residual fear.

Many of you know one of the rituals I practice to assist in shifting fear to love is planting rose quartz crystals at such locations. Rose quartz is said to hold the frequency of unconditional love and compassion, so this practice is a symbolic way to add love wherever I go. It helps my mind connect to something tangible to let me know that something is different. If this ritual speaks to you, please feel free to adopt or adapt it as your own. 

In 2008, I was in New York City around the time of the 7th anniversary of 9/11. On that day, I felt compelled to walk the perimeter of the construction site where the towers fell to scatter tiny rose quartz crystals. Thankfully, a new friend asked if she could join me on this sacred walk. It was both sacred and somber. As we walked, we both felt the energy of fear and grief lingering in the air. Our intention was to add love by placing the little pink stones around the site. When we completed the circle, we decided to find the source of the two commemorative spotlights shining up into the sky representing each of the fallen towers. When we arrived, we discovered that we each had just one stone left. It felt right to place one under each spotlight to send that loving energy out into the Universe.

A Course in Miracles describes a miracle as a shift in our minds from fear to love. A miracle is not dependent on changing anything in the outer world. True, we cannot change what happened on that day, but we can use those devastating events as a catalyst to remember the importance of extending love to one another and to remember we are not separate. What affects one of us affects all of us. May we reawaken to this truth so acts of violence become a distant memory.

Love extends outward simply because it cannot be contained. Being limitless it does not stop.

A Course in Miracles ~ T-7.I.3:4-5

Gold Star for Surrender

Many of you know I like to scatter tiny rose quartz crystals in lakes, streams, and flower beds as a way to infuse a location with the frequency of unconditional love and compassion. It’s a fun ritual I learned from one of my very first spiritual teachers back in 2004 and I have been doing it ever since. Not long after I started this practice, my teacher and I were in a beautiful spot by a stream having a deep conversation when it occurred to me that I did not have any rose quartz stones with me. My teacher agreed it would have been nice to drop a few in the stream, but he reminded me that we didn’t need little pink stones to make it a sacred spot. Just our being there and having that moment made it sacred. I never forgot that lesson. 

Last month, while I was taking one of my last walks in Hermann Park, I decided to toss a few rose quartz crystals around the path as a way to thank the park for being such a blessing during my time in Houston. I only had a handful left so I was being very intentional with where I placed them. Some went on either side of the path where I usually started my walk. A few went under a favorite prayer bench. The lake received a few as well as the spot where I almost walked in front of the train had it not been for a family on the other side of the train tracks! I saved the last piece for my favorite spot under a tree where I did my cool-down stretches and Donna Eden’s 5-Minute Daily Energy Medicine Routine

As I neared the end of my route, I took the last tiny pink stone out of my pocket ready to place it in what I considered the perfect place. Suddenly my hand bumped my thigh and the stone flew out from between my fingers. I couldn’t believe it! I was so close to my destination! I scanned the sidewalk for a minute but was not able to see where it landed. The crystals I use are pale pink and smaller than popcorn kernels so they are not always easy to spot. I could have spent a lot of time looking for it, but instead, I decided to surrender to what happened and trust that the crystal was supposed to be wherever it landed. Although I was disappointed, I remembered what my teacher said about not needing rose quartz to make a spot sacred. My healing experiences under that tree had already done that. 

When I arrived under the tree and bent over to stretch my back and quads, something shiny on the ground caught my eye. Right there on that very spot a gold star was sparkling in the sun. I’m pretty sure I laughed out loud when I saw it. It was a great reminder that I didn’t have to do anything to mark that spot as sacred. The Universe via some graduate celebrating with confetti and a photo op took care of that for me. And, by letting go of my attachment to what I thought was “supposed” to happen, I believe the Universe gave me a gold star in this lesson on surrender. I trust I will remember this experience the next time I find myself attached to a particular outcome, especially one that seems to have more significance. If I surrender to what wants to happen instead of insisting I know what should happen, perhaps I’ll earn another gold star! Of course, the only gold star worth earning is Inner Peace.

Are you having a hard time letting go of your attachment to a particular outcome? I would be honored to help you earn a gold star in surrender with a series of Life Coaching sessions or a private Family Constellations session. Both can help you expand your capacity to see things from a different perspective allowing you to let go and trust the process. Please look around my website for more information about both or send me an email to book a session. 

Until next time, may you earn a gold star in all of life’s lessons whether they be large or small. 

If you realized that you do not perceive your own best interests, you could be taught what they are. But in the presence of your conviction that you do know what they are, you cannot learn. The idea for today is a step toward opening your mind so that learning can begin.

A Course in Miracles – W-24.2:1-3

Here’s the Story of a Lovely Lady

This week I felt inspired to honor a lovely lady who was born on Valentine’s Day. It was quite a surreal moment that afternoon in January 2004 standing outside a room in an upscale hotel in Fort Lauderdale when Mrs. Brady answered the door in a bathrobe. Yes, it was the one and only Florence Henderson. She was starring in a variety show at the Parker Playhouse and I was there to give her a massage. My friend Kate was a production manager for the company that produced her show, so when Florence asked Kate if she knew a good massage therapist, Kate replied, “I’ve got just the guy for you!” 

I was so nervous the first time I placed my hands on Florence’s back. Even though I had been giving massages my whole life, I had never given one to a celebrity before. At that point, I had my Florida massage license for just over a year. I was still new to the profession and building my confidence. Less than a minute into the massage, Florence suddenly said, “Oh, John. You’re not just a massage therapist. You’re a healer. I can feel the heat coming out of your hands.” That comment meant the world to me coming from someone who must have had many massages during her long career in show business. It instantly put me at ease and I was able to focus on my work. I think she knew exactly what she was doing. 

That massage was the first of many. Getting to know Florence Henderson was such a blessing. She really was a lovely lady. I found her to be kind, caring, funny, and very genuine. She was also very spiritual and open-minded. Her second husband was a hypnotherapist, so we had some interesting conversations about alternative healing modalities and other “off the beaten path” topics. For instance, when I returned from my first spiritual gathering in St. Petersburg, Florida over Valentine’s Day Weekend, I told her all about meeting Max, the ancient crystal skull and the unusual stories surrounding him. I also shared some of my other mystical experiences from that weekend and she shared some of her own. How fun to be swapping “woo woo” stories with Marcia, Jan, and Cindy’s mom! 

That Valentine’s Day was Florence’s 70th birthday. She had been so kind to me, I wanted to give her a birthday gift, but what do you give a 70s TV icon for her birthday? Luckily, that was the same weekend I met my rose quartz family and learned that rose quartz carries the frequency of unconditional love and compassion. I felt inspired to give her some of the tiny pink stones and tell her how my new friends were using them to connect with each other and the planet through unconditional love. Given the conversations we had, it felt like the perfect gift. 

It seems appropriate that Florence was born on the day we celebrate love, and laid her body aside on the day we celebrate gratitude. She died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day in 2016. Birthday blessings of love and gratitude to you, Florence, from all of us who were touched by your kindness. You will live on in our hearts and in that top center box of The Brady Bunch opening theme song forever.

Was your family life not quite as ideal as the one seen on The Brady Bunch? Maybe now is the time to try Family Constellations. It is a powerful way to restore harmony and get love flowing again even in the most un-Brady of bunches. Life Coaching is another great way to come back to a place of peace, no matter what is occurring in your life right now. For more information about both these opportunities or to schedule a session, look around my website or send me an email. 

Until next time, I invite you to follow Florence Henderson’s example by practicing kindness wherever you go.

Love waits on welcome, not on time…

A Course in Miracles ~ T-13.VII.9:7

An August Adventure

I’m having a wonderful time on my road trip so far. Hiking outside among the tall trees in the rolling hills with the occasional babbling brook has been incredibly restorative. It’s also done my heart and soul good to see friends that I haven’t seen in a very long time. I’m so grateful that when we get together we always pick up right where we left off.

Also, reconnecting with my godchildren after years of not seeing them has been a blessing. They have grown so much since I’ve seen them last. Today, I taught them my ritual of tossing tiny rose quartz crystals in flower beds, streams, and lakes to add the energy of unconditional love and compassion. Later, when I went to their home for dinner, my godson, Timothy, had not only made a necklace for me out of one of the stones I gave him earlier, he gifted me a large piece of rose quartz from his personal rock collection. Those sweet gifts from a 12-year old boy touched me deeply.

If you’d like to virtually join me on this August Adventure, I’ve been doing my best to share photos and videos on my John Harold Moore Facebook and Instagram pages. I also wanted to let my fellow A Course in Miracles students know I plan to continue our Friday Night Happy Hour (and a Half) Study Group on Fridays at 5 PM Central / 6 PM Eastern from wherever I am on the road. As long as I have internet, I will be on Zoom. For those who attend our Monday Night group, my miraculous friend Marina will be filling in for me until I get back to Houston. Please note that I added a password for each group this month so the links have changed. Both links are on the Miracles page on my website. I hope you’ll join Marina on Mondays and me on Fridays to share miracles!

Until next time, may you give yourself the gift of spending time outdoors and allow yourself to receive gifts from those who wish to give them!

The world you see but shows you how much joy you have allowed yourself to see in you, and to accept as yours. And, if this is its meaning, then the power to give it joy must lie within you.

A Course in Miracles ~ T-21.In.2

Five White Roses

I just returned from another wonderful trip to Virginia where I had the privilege of sharing sacred space with many people doing the work I love called Family Constellations. I am so grateful for the healing I witnessed and the healing I experienced at Serenity Farm and Unity of Bon Air. Just being in these two places is a blessing, but to facilitate and receive healing work there is even better. I feel refreshed, renewed, and ready to share some of that energy, and it didn’t take long for an opportunity to present itself.

I live in Fort Lauderdale, and this was the first time I have used the airport since the shooting on January 6. Five people lost their lives, six people were injured, and many, many more were left with emotional scars from the terror that ran rampant through the airport that day. When I flew out last week, I could feel the lingering heavy energy. I set the intention that when I returned, I would visit the baggage claim area where it all happened and spend some prayerful moments there. I also wanted to sprinkle some tiny rose quartz crystals around to help shift that fearful energy to love. At my first spiritual gathering in 2004, I learned that rose quartz holds the frequency of unconditional love and compassion. Placing it somewhere is a tangible way to reinforce your intention to bring loving energy. This ritual has been very meaningful to me, so I continue to do it.

At the airport I tried to be covert so as not to draw attention to myself. Understandably, security is still on high alert for any suspicious activity. Lurking in doorways and corners would certainly qualify. As nonchalantly as I could, I placed a few crystals outside the doors, in a few planters, and one near a trash can. Then I walked to the middle of the terminal to sit quietly on a bench to pray. When I opened my eyes, I was astonished to see a table covered in black cloth with five white roses in vases on it. I was so busy looking for security guards I hadn’t noticed the temporary memorial space that was set up to allow people to pay their respects to the victims.

I pulled out my bag of crystals again and dropped a small pink stone in each of the vases. It felt like the perfect way for me to honor those that had fallen. I sat down again on the bench to continue my prayers as I visualized a team of angels clearing the room of any heavy energy and then showering the premises with Love. That’s when two men who worked for the airport approached the table and began talking on their radios. They were asking someone where to put the vases once they took the table down. Apparently I had arrived in the nick of time to do my humble little ritual. Had my flight arrived an hour later, the temporary memorial would have been gone.

Tears well up in my eyes when I think about the timing of this whole experience. Timing played such a role in all of it. I extend love to the people that were there on January 6 as well as their families and friends. I happen to know several and I’m so grateful they are all okay. I extend love to the people that flew in or out of that airport just days before or after the incident, knowing they are also thinking about timing. I extend love to all of the airport and airline employees. I imagine it must be difficult to show up to work with the shadow of that experience still fresh in their minds. I can only hope that the prayers, intentions, and those little pink stones I planted will continue to do their work and continue to shift the energy back to love.

There’s something we all can do right now in this very moment with the power of our minds and hearts. I invite you to close your eyes and together let’s send loving energy to every airport around the globe. Let’s visualize the pink Light of Love blanketing every traveler, every ticketing agent, every baggage handler, every flight attendant, every pilot, and every person who might feel unsafe during these challenging times. Let’s not forget to extend this same Light of Love to anyone who feels so disconnected that they could fathom doing such violent acts. When everyone feels encompassed in the Light of Love, and we remember that there is no separation and we are all One, attack thoughts will simply fade away.

Until next time, may you feel encompassed in the Light of Love, because you most certainly are…

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