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Start your mornings off right with a mini-retreat to feel better, get more done, and live this life confidently, energetically, and abundantly. Each day I'll share easy access doors to help you find Peace in chaos, Love in fear, Silence in noise, and Light in darkness. You’ll start recognizing the Go(o)d in everything, including yourself. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please subscribe, rate, and review Go(o)d Mornings on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy it! Catch new episodes of ‘Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki’ 7 days a week, each morning, before 7am ET.
*10% of revenue generated from this podcast will be donated to "Showering Love" a non-profit organization that restores good mornings, dignity, hope and health to people experiencing homelessness by providing showers and other supportive services.
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In Maui, but always here, in and AS Love with you! New episodes every day! Here’s a short meditation from Joel Goldsmith's book , 'The Altitude of Prayer'.  "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?”  Thought is not power: thought will not make a white hair black; thought will not turn disease into health; thought will not turn health into disease. But the Spirit of God in us reveals divine harmony where sin, disease, death, lack, and limitation appear to the human senses. When you can close your eyes and know no fear, and not seek for God to do something, see what happens as you settle down into an inner peace:'Thank You, Father; I can abide in peace, for there is no other power. There are no powers to fear; there are no powers for You to do something about. You alone are power; You alone are presence. Your kingdom is established in me; Your grace is my sufficiency in all things. No longer do I seek You as a power; no longer do I accept the power of matter or of mind. Now I accept You and You alone in me. I have no problems for You to work on, God. I have no powers for You to overcome or destroy. I have come here to commune, to receive Your grace, to receive Your light.'Christ Jesus taught us above all other things not to entreat God to be a power because God already is omnipotence. There is no other power. There is no place in the four Gospels where Jesus ever asked God to do anything for the people, not even to multiply loaves and fishes. His answer to every form of disease was, 'Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.’  'What hinders you from seeing? Open your eyes!' To find the secret of answered prayer, we begin, as did Jesus, with an absolute conviction that God is, and because we have this conviction, we know that God must be omnipotence, the all-power."Goldsmith, Joel S.. The Altitude of Prayer (pp. 56-57). Acropolis Books, Inc.. Kindle Edition. Today’s Practice:1. Close your eyes on the seeming ‘power’2. Feel Love and open your eyes  as the only power.  When you do this, you put the whole world on transparency mode and realize there's nothing here to need, and nothing here to fear.   Only God is here and It's omnipotent-- all power.  Constantly returning to this remembrance is praying without ceasing.  It's felt-faith.  It's answered prayer. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com   
So where does that leave your problems? Where does that leave ‘you’? Only Love is here. Breathe. Smile. Rest. Today’s Quotes: "This way of desirelessness is the way to attain your desires." - Rumi"Where God is, nothing else can be." - John Stephenson, Fullness of Joy "The challenge for (St.) Francis was not to give up desire but to remember what he really wanted. " - Dr. Bruce Davis, "Simple Peace The Spiritual Life  of St. Francis of Assisi Bonus Quotes:"Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself.  It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true." - Adyashanti "The thing you want is to want nothing." - Cory Allen"You make known to me the path of life; in your Presence there is fullness of joy;at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." -Psalm 16:11 “The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.”-Ram DassToday's Practice: 1. Stop for a moment (as many times as you can remember throughout the day) 2. Close your eyes3. Smile and think,"where God is nothing else can be." Feel into what the words are pointing toward.  This 'nothing else' includes your problems, your desires, your darkness, your goodness... it includes YOU!  When you're fully aware of the Presence of God, fully remembering God, you forget (your belief in) the world.  You know by feeling, that God, this Love is the only power and you rest and dissolve in That.  When you're 'here' no seeming other power can touch you.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 
On my way to Maui for a spiritual retreat, but always here, in and AS Love with you! New episodes, every day, STILL! Stay focused.“Blessed are those who have faith and cannot see” means “Empowered are those remember who they are even when tempted to believe otherwise.”-Marianne Williamson , Divine Compensation "I simply followed (my teacher's) instruction which was to focus the mind on pure being 'I am', and stay in it. I used to sit for hours together, with nothing but the 'I am' in my mind and soon peace and joy and a deep all-embracing love became my normal state. In it all disappeared -- myself, my Guru, the life I lived, the world around me. Only Peace remained and unfathomable Silence." - Nisargadatta Maharaj "Time will come when you recognize what the truth is. That there's only Love everywhere, in all directions, all the time.  That that's all there is." - Krishna Das Today's Practice:Every time you notice that you're placing faith in circumstances and people, become aware, and place it in the Invisible Power, instead.   See every 'problem' as a temptation for you to believe in and judge by appearances, or to FEEL the Truth of what's actually (t)here.  Love.  Stay empowered, today! I Love you and I'm with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
"There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into Itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven."-Meister Eckhart"Preach the Gospel at all times.  If necessary, use words." -St. Francis of Assisi Today's Practice:Recognize the Silence where you are and ask It what It wants you to know... tell It you're finally listening.  Give It your attention, instead of the mind.  Listen to It.  Feel the Love in and AS It.  And then BE an expression of It in the world. Live that Silence. Speak only Love, with words, if necessary.  Silence is King. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
"A change of feeling is a change of destiny." -Neville Goddard "Feeling is Faith."-Neville Goddard "There is only one thing in this universe that can surround you with limitation, and that is accepting the outer appearance instead of the mighty, active presence of God in you."-Joel Goldsmith Today's Practice:In every moment, remember, even if for just a fleeting second, to go directly to the feeling of Love. Change the quality of the moment, your conscious experience of that moment, by feeling Love.  It doesn't' matter what's happening, what you're looking at, who you're with, this Love is fully present and when you touch It, It touches you and changes everything.  Let It work on you.  Let It work through and AS you.  Let It be your world and It'll give you a new one. Notice that when you are fully aware of Love, It's often appearing as working out, a walk in nature, quality time with your kiddos, singing along to Go(o)d music, reading a Go(o)d book... and when you become aware of Love in a 'not so good' moment, It then begins appearing as you remembering God, reaching for that feeling, remembering your mantra, hearing your mantra, and the quality of that moment changes.  Destiny changes.  Keep feeling for Love.  Keep being Love. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 
Today's Quotes: "Complaint is only possible when you're living in the suburbs of God." - Daniel Ladinsky, 'The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master"To whom does this thought come?" - Ramana Maharshi"See what you're doing now.  You're thinking.  That spoils it.  Learn to stay without thought. Even if for a few seconds.  It's hard isn't it?  This is the reason you have to ask yourself, 'To whom do these thoughts come?'  It's only a modality to cause you to stop thinking."-Robert Adams"You cannot see anyone, the face of God is all that shines.  The Soul of God looks out through all eyes." - Joel Goldsmith "None but ourselves can free our minds." -Bob Marley Today's Practice:View your mind like traffic that has nothing to do with you. Traffic that's on the other side of the road.  The kind of traffic that makes you say, 'whooo! Glad I'm not going that way!"  Don't get involved with it.  You're not stuck in it.  You're simply watching it.  Every time a thought approaches, ask yourself, 'to whom does this thought come?' And pause... listen.  The answer is the silence.  The mind stops and leaves you in the remembrance, in the recognition that you were never out of Love... you weren't living in the outskirts of the Kingdom.  YOU ARE THE KINGDOM.  You're Home, in the City of God. And as long as you're feeling Love inside of you, you'll be consciously aware of Love manifest all around you... as you.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Never hold a thought, never drop the Thread. Ram Dass' Roommate Story from 'Changing Lenses'"If you would like to meet your roommate, just try to sit inside yourself for a while in complete solitude and silence. You have the right; it’s your inner domain. But instead of finding silence, you’re going to listen to incessant chatter: “Why am I doing this? I have more important things to do. This is a waste of time. There’s nobody in here but me. What’s this all about?”Right on cue, there’s your roommate. You may have a clear intention to be quiet inside, but your roommate won’t cooperate. And it’s not just when you try to be quiet. It has something to say about everything you look at: “I like it. I don’t like it. This is good. That’s bad.” It just talks and talks. You don’t generally notice because you don’t step back from it. You’re so close that you don’t realize that you’re actually hypnotized into listening to it. Basically, you’re not alone in there. There are two distinct aspects of your inner being. The first is you, the awareness, the witness, the center of your willful intentions; and the other is that which you watch. The problem is, the part that you watch never shuts up. If you could get rid of that part, even for a moment, the peace and serenity would be the nicest vacation you’ve ever had."-Singer, Michael A.. The Untethered Soul (p. 17)Today's Practice:Watch and listen to your mind.  Notice when it's doing what it does.  Notice its judgements, criticisms, projections, conclusions.  Don't react. Don't respond. Don't try to stop them.  Just notice.  And then notice what else is present.  Listen to the Silence that the thoughts are coming and going in.  Feel that Silence... Joy, Love... the Bliss of the Self.  When you feel this Bliss, It puts the thoughts on transparency mode (like your noise canceling headphones).  Now you're no longer hypnotized by thinking... It's not the only thing you can hear.  Now you can also hear the Silence!  You can feel the Thread.  And It feels good. Don't drop It.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 
"What is Grace? I asked God.  And He said, 'all that happens'. " - Unknown “All is God’s will, but maya prevents you from knowing It’s all God’s will.” - Neem Karoli Baba"You must always remember this, that no matter what you're going through, no matter what appears to have come upon you that you consider negative, it's a blessing in disguise. Sounds strange but true. It's a blessing in disguise, believe it or not. If you handle it in the right way, and you work through it by not reacting to it, it will turn into something so beautiful you can't imagine. I can assure you of this. But if you react you may win, you may get your point across. That will only last a short while. Then you’ll have to go through the condition again and again, perhaps with other people, and you'll never know why you suffer so much."- Robert Adams "Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor." - RumiToday's Practice:Treat every 'problem' like a blessing in disguise.  When a problem comes, pause, and:1. Notice the problem2. Notice the Silence3. Notice LoveAs soon as you feel Love, you are in touch with the solution, and will live the miracle.  You feel Grace within yourself, and then you see Grace around yourself.I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
"Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment."  - Thich Nhat Hanh“This love and life are not different. This love and God are not different. This love and consciousness are not different. This love and the Absolute are not different.”— Mooji, White Fire: Spiritual Insights and Teachings of Advaita Zen Master "Yeeahhhhh" - Oprah Open-mouth smile, and while inaudibly mouth breathing, notice the current of Love you can feel within on your next, gentle exhale.  Even when you stop smiling you can stay with this current... you can keep some attention on and AS this Love.  Use this practice to help you instantly shift back into your Truth, to give you permission to stay on your Throne, to stay in genuine gratitude, no matter what.  Happy Thanksgiving! I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
 Stay in your Home energy even when you're away from home, with this easy practice and mini-meditation.  "If you think you're so enlightened, go home for Thanksgiving." - Ram Dass "Not good humanhood, not bad humanhood, Christhood." - Joel GoldsmithI Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 
Lost and Found in Love

Lost and Found in Love

2021-11-2405:40

"The consciousness of the oneness of God and you restores the lost Truth of all Scripture, reestablishes health, harmony, completeness and thereby ends discord and limitation.  Looking outside yourself for the source of grace, you lose the real presence within.  Shankara wrote: “If the supreme Truth remains unknown, the study of Scripture is fruitless; the study of the letter alone is useless; the Spirit must be sought out by intuition.” And Paul says: “The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.”-Joel Goldsmith, Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture "Being must be felt.  It can't be thought." -Eckhart Tolle" God is not seen with the eyes but felt as the consciousness within." -Ramana Maharshi Today's Practice:Taste God and hold onto the aftertaste for as long as you can.  Sink into God.  Marinate in God.  Dissolve in God. Become aware of your Self as God. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Love is the only song I know.  It's stuck in my head.  On loop AS my Heart.  This Divine tune harmonizes my life, carries me, lifts me, sings me, frees me.  It 's on repeat so "I" won't have to.  This life is successful.  "You are the Source of my strength. You are the Strength of my life. I lift my hands in total praise to you." - Total Praise, Richard Smallwood Total Praise by Sunday Choir"God respects me when I work, He loves me when I sing.” - Tagore"There's an ancient Peace you carry in your Heart and have not lost." - ACIM"Someone may be wonderingWhen we sing our songAt times we may be cryingAnd nothing's even wrong… I sing because I'm happy (I sing)I sing because I'm free (His eye's on)His eye's on the sparrow (that's the reason)That's the reason why I sing… Glory, hallelujah (You're the reason)You're the reason why I sing (come on, say glory)Glory, hallelujah (thank you Jesus)You're the reason why I sing." - Kirk Franklin, Why We SingToday's Practice:Choose a song that points you to the present, always 'on', inner worshipping.  Allow it to get stuck in your head, tuning you to Joy,  replacing your thoughts, replacing the object of worship, replacing even you... leaving only This.  Live today as This atmosphere of worship.   This is the song stuck in my head, on loop in my heart-- the Mahamantra ( at the  13:45 min mark is the rhythm I sing and chant in constantly).  There's places in India where this mantra has gone on non-stop for centuries.  People show up and sing in shifts!Wherever you're singing, whatever you're singing, know that I Am (t)here, singing, too.  Worshipping, too.  Praising, too.  Loving, too.  Knowing that the lover, the loving, and the one loved are One.  We are that One Love.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Today's Quotes:"Work is worship." - Maharajji "In all activities, and for their results, just depend upon Me, and work always under My protection.  In such devotional service, be fully conscious of Me." - BG 18:57"It's All Grace but you have to act like it isn't. You have to act like everything depends on you and your effort, but you have to pray like everything depends on God." -  Siddhi Ma via Krishna Das Today's Practice:Do Go(o)d work by feeling Love in the body as the work is happening.  Stay conscious of this Joy all throughout the day like it's your real work.  That's ceaseless prayer.  That's the wonder-working miracle.  It's your true state.  And through It, you'll watch all things be fulfilled.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Lunch breaks are important, Self-care breaks are important. Love breaks... your faith in the 'powers' of this world.  It breaks your belief in your fears, your limitations.  It breaks your belief in a 'you' separate and apart from God.  Don't go back to BEing any other way... stay on Break with me.  Stay in and AS this Love with me.  Always.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 
When in Trouble..."You can say, 'Self, here I am again in trouble. I have no idea what to do next, but you are really me, even though you are all pervading, you are expressing as myself. You know what to do. I therefore, surrender completely to you. I surrender my body, I surrender my affairs, I surrender my world. I have no need to worry or fret. You will take care of everything.'And you let go. If you can learn to do this first, before you take any other action, you will be pleasantly surprised by what happens. "-Robert Adams Today's  Quotes:"Until every one of us can report that we receive the Word of God continuously, that we can almost at will feel the divine Presence, there will be need of these reminders." -Joel Goldsmith "When there is noise and confusion without, then is the time to be still and feel the tender touch of My hand on your head.   How true it is, Beloved, that only as there is stillness within can there be any measure of stillness and peace without. I would have you know and practice this secret of inner strength.  I do not say it is easy, I say it is very hard.  It is hard at times of much outer disturbance to feel great depths of inner peace. That is why you so often fail to demonstrate over your problems of confusion.  It is the reason you are so often baffled and full of grief and disturbance.  Try at these times to feel My touch.  Only try and each time it shall become easier until you will be able to lift yourself at any moments from outer confusion to inner peace, from turmoil to tranquility.  After all, is that not what you seek, My Beloved?  And that which you truly yearn for and seek I shall surely grant unto you. " - Eva Bell Werber, In His Presence"Whatever you may be going though, if you are conscious about it and do a simple spiritual practice, it will fix itself." - SadhguruToday's Practice:Taste the bliss of this 'short week'.  Become so familiar with the taste of freedom and relief and joy, that when you find yourself back in a moment of chaos and demand, or a moment of trouble, you don't even have to try to reach for this Go(o)d feeling.  You're reaching FROM It.  You never leave It because you are It.  I Love you, Nik 
Today's Quotes:"I am happy even before I have a reason." - Hafiz"Hafiz tells us that the Beloved's nature is pure Joy.  The closer we come to Him, the more we are able to hear and feel God's Laughter.  The rhythm of His Laughter is the music of the dance of life.  That music is the essence of Love, and it is the radiant core of every song of Hafiz."-Daniel Ladinsky Today's Practice:Keep listening and feeling for God's silent, jubilant Laughter.  Allow It to become the soundtrack and the feeling quality of your life.  Allow It to replace your life.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
The secret to fulfilling your deepest desire is... FULL FEELING.  God's Love.  Having the felt- experience of God where you are, frequently.  Today's Quotes:"Books and learning, yoga and meditation and illumination-- all are but dust compared with Love." - Vivekananda "Friend, if you've never really met the Secret One, what is the source of your self-confidence?Stop all this flirtation using words. Love does not happen with words. Don't lie to yourself about the holy books and what they say. The love I talk of is not in the books. Who has wanted it has it. " - Kabir"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." - Albert Einstein"As Namdev, the great 13th-century poet-saint, wrote, he had perfect knowledge of the Vedas (ancient Indian scriptures) and all of the schools of Indian philosophy; he had accomplished the goal of the yogis; he had himself experienced the joy of merging in the formless God; but he’d transcended all of these experiences through the grace of the saints, to find that “the secret is the Lord’s Love.” - Krishna Das, Chants of a Lifetime "The effort through mental means to become spiritual is wasted effort. The attempt to understand spiritual things with the five senses or the intellect is useless. Developing a sense of receptivity; learning to silence the senses and gaining the ability to listen for “the still, small voice” – this is the Way. Human thoughts – even good ones – will not help."-Joel Goldsmith, Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture Today's Practice:Fulfilled prayer happens when you are FILLED FULLY... fully feeling God's Love where you are.  Don't pray for happiness or peace.  Don't pray for dream solutions and dream stuff.  Drop everything and you'll find only Love.  Drop even good thoughts and words and you'll find only God.  And then God will fulfill Itself. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Today's Quotes:"The more fearful a person is, the more he uses his mind. The more fearless a person is, the more he uses his Heart." - Teal Swan "The spiritual work is like jumping out of an airplane and after you get out of the airplane, you see you have no parachute on.  But then you finally figure out it's okay because there is no ground." - Ram Dass "Don't lose heart.  God helps those who are courageous." - Neem Karoli Baba Bonus Quotes:"Give your real being a chance to shape your life.  You will not regret it." -Nisargadatta Maharaj "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is One Lord. (Deuteronomy 6:4)In our agreement and understanding that God is one, God has no opposite, and there is no opposition.  With God as one, there is only one activity, one being, one cause, one power, one law." - Joel Goldsmith "Think of God alone. Dismiss every thought from your mind, You will see God before you and all your problems will be solved." - Shivapuri Baba Today's Practice:Keep recognizing familiar thought patterns and immediately shifting into your spiritual practice-- your mantra, listening for silence, staring straight ahead, unblinkingly, swaying, smiling, etc.  Jump out of the mind and into the Heart.  Fall into the One Love, the One Power, the One Cause, and you'll discover your wings. I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com 
You're actually NOT frustrated, you're just feeling the pain of believing that Peace isn't here... that Love isn't real.  You've forgotten God, and have named that feeling, 'frustration.'  The moment you remember God, Its Peace first comforts you, and then, shortly after, blossoms forth as rest, solutions, abundance.  I Love you and I'm with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.comQuotes:"There will be periods of frustration.  There will be periods of doubt.  Your worldly involvements will hamper your sadhana (practice) and an atmosphere of defeat will prevail.  But, come what may, throw everything aside, don't bother about anything and continue your abidance in the "I am" in all earnestness." - Nisargadatta Maharaj "Don't bother about anything.  Just continue abiding in the 'I am'.  A moment will come when it will be pleased and reveal all the secrets." - Nisargadatta Maharaj "He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." -Psalm 23 2-4"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows."-Psalm 23:5
Love's Promise

Love's Promise

2021-11-1907:27

Love is saying, "I Am always in communion with you. Once I take a hold of your hand, I never let go, even when you let go of mine.”(Krishna Das quoting Maharajjii) Listen to THIS EPISODE if you haven’t yet (further elaboration on the Thread of Love that was woven through this episode, as well). "The Lord of the UniverseWhen we praise Him, He is here.When we forget Him, He is here.When we die, He is here.All this takes place inside the theatre of God, His Divine play.But he remains in a secret place, where few find him as He really is.He I call my Father, beyond gender, beyond form, beyond name.Though he appears through many forms, He is the single one, indefinable.Not one particle of the universal consciousness, or the forms of the elements, known to us, or not known to us can exist apart from Him.He alone exists.Shout Hallelujah to the Truth.Praise be to God!"Mooji"Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you." - Isaiah 49:15Today' Practice:Listen to THIS EPISODE if you haven’t (about the Thread).  Stay aware AS the Thread of Love today.  Become aware of thoughts as knots on that Thread.  But notice how the knots don't negate the thread.  You're still Love, even when thoughts are present.  You're still Love even when anger is present.  You're still Love even when excitement, anxiety, or fear are present.  Stay aware that God is with you.  Stay aware of God AS you. Stay aware AS the Thread, today.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com 
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Jenna B

I have this "little Birdy" "all day err-day" (heard the STL in there" set to download...Nikki I am so so excited to have been alignment with your spirit💞 Thank you for your commitment to LOVE.

Jun 13th
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