Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Surrender in a spiritual sense does not mean giving up or giving in. It means that you ask your Higher Power to use you as an instrument. Surrender doesn't let you off the hook. You still need to make decisions and take actions. For most of us, it doesn't mean that you don a robe and take religious vows.

It means that you live your true purpose -- that you develop and use the talents and gifts you have been given. It means that you set aside the fearful voices of the ego and trust in that purpose and in the guidance that you receive. It means that you approach the world in terms of what you can give to it, with less concern about what you can get.

The Higher Power doesn't do things for you. It does through you and as you.

William Frank Diedrich, author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond the Spiritual Quick Fix.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Two intentions

We choose between one of two intentions:
1.  To face our fears and move through them toward greater love and freedom,
feeling our feelings and letting them go, discarding the false images we have of ourselves.

2.  To cover up our fears through defensiveness, manipulation, projection, guilt, repressing feelings, pretending, etc.

The first leads us toward true adulthood, and inner strength. The second, toward perpetual childhood, victimhood and looking to the outside world for satisfaction.

The adult within you awaits your willingness to grow and your will to move forward.

William Frank Diedrich, author of
Adults at Work,

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Inner Voice

Spiritual intelligence is different than everyday mental intelligence.  Every day intelligence draws upon what is already in your brain and your ability to make connections. Spiritual Intelligence is intuition, inspiration, and creativity. It comes from emptying your mind for a moment and allowing the knowing to come through you.

It is the great idea you never thought of before. It's an instant of understanding of what is going on without being told. It's knowing what to do and when. It's knowing to continue forward even though you don't know what to do -- because you trust that you will know when the time is right.

You set the stage for spiritual intelligence through prayer, meditation, art, music, dance, or contemplation. You set aside your opinions and judgements and hear the Inner Voice -- the still, small voice. Spiritual intelligence is the ability to choose between the voice of the ego, and the Inner Voice.

William Frank Diedrich
author of The Road Home and
Adults at Work,

Monday, December 3, 2012

Who are you being?

Who are you being when you post on Facebook? Do you bring us love, laughter, joy, wisdom, or profound thoughts? Or, do you bring ranting and complaining?  What effects does your post create?

You are a center of influence and every thought, emotion, and word you convey has an effect. You promote love or you promote fear. You offer joy or you offer pain. You are either giving love or asking for it. Whatever you post, we learn something about you.

No advice or judgment here. Just think about it. Who are you being?

William Frank Diedrich
author of Beyond Blaming and Adults at Work

Friday, November 30, 2012


We have each created identities within our minds and have tricked ourselves into believing that's who we are. If one of your identities is "I'm not good enough" as in I'm not good enough to be loved, to be attracted to, to be competent at my work, to be accepted by certain other people -- then that identity is triggered whenever the appropriate stimulus shows up. For example, if you see an attractive person, but you have identified with "I'm not good enough", then your brain and body will respond with fearful emotion. You will automatically think and behave in ways to prove to this person and yourself that you aren't good enough for her/him.

Our combined created identities make up the ego, the false self. You transcend these identities by allowing yourself to feel them without judgment or repression, then turning them over to your Higher Self/Spirit/God/Inner Being for correction. The problem is not in your ability or inability to be attractive. It is in your own illusions of unattractiveness. You have used your power to make yourself powerless. Now use it to reclaim who you really are.
William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home and Adults at Work: How Individuals and Organizations Can Grow Up.  Found at http://adults-at-work.com

Friday, November 2, 2012

Making the shift

Life's challenges have weighed heavily of late. I recognize that my circumstances are of my own making. They always are. Also I recognized that the gaps we see in life between ourselves and others, between ourselves and good health, between ourselves and financial well-being, between ourselves and joy -- are really manifestations of the gap we create between ourselves and God (Spirit, True Self, Higher Self, etc)

Our "troubles" serve a dual purpose. The purpose driven by ego is to keep us in fear and perpetuate the drama as a single, separated self defined by our own problems and issues. The purpose driven by Spirit is to see the opportunity to close the gap between ourselves and God (Higher Self).

As I lay in bed last night, I came to a place in my mind where nothing was more important to me than closing that gap. I wanted connection with my Source, my True Self (God) more than anything. As I  contemplated and prayed for this connection I began to feel pure joy, seemingly bubbling up from within me. I lay in bed ecstatic, happy, content, and confident that life is working out just fine.

I looked again at my so-called challenges and all I could think was "Thank you" Thank you for this instant where I have forgotten my "needs" and I have seen the big picture  -- that everything happening in my life makes sense -- that it is helping me in letting go of my personal will and accepting a Higher Will.

Now it is the next day, and as my ego resumes its chatter, I find myself immensely dissatisfied with "the same old stuff." I want what i felt last night. It's not that I desire to walk around in bliss all day -- what I want is that confidence, that surety, that total lack of fear and presence of love that I experienced for several minutes last night. Writing this helps to bring it back. If you have read this far -- I hope this helps you.  Blessings, William Frank Diedrich


Monday, October 29, 2012

Not my will

The idea of Spiritual Intelligence is: "Not my will, but Your will be done." We are surrendering our ego mind and its urges to a higher mind, however you see that Higher Power. Listen.

Quoted from Chapter 18 -- The Inner Voice: Spiritual Intelligence
in Adults at Work: How Individuals and Organizations Can Grow Up

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In the moment spiritual intelligence

In-the-moment spiritual intelligence is the awareness right now, whether you are driven by your ego or by your Spirit. How do you feel? If you feel anxious, hurt, angry, fearful -- your ego has been in charge. Let your emotions be a signal that it's time to go inward and seek counsel, guidance. Once you are aware and working through your emotions, your Spirit is in charge. If you stay with it you will experience clarity and confidence.

How long does this take? A few minutes?  A few days? A few weeks?  It depends on you and how embedded this thinking is in your mind and body. It depends on how disciplined you are at staying aware of your thinking and feeling and pivoting from ego to Spirit in your thoughts.  Be patient with yourself. Would you rather feel anxious, hurt or angry  -- or would you rather feel confident and at peace?

William Frank Diedrich. Author of
The Road Home, Beyond Blaming, and Adults at Work.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Moment to moment

From moment to moment we can't know what will happen. Give thanks for this moment. Access your Higher Power (Spirit, God) through prayer or meditation and ask for help in perceiving whatever is in front of you. Trust in your guidance. Anxiety is the opposite of faith. Trust in your guidance brings calm, and in the midst of the calm, you find answers.

William Frank Diedrich
author of The Road Home: The Journey Beyond the Spiritual Quick Fix and three other books.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


When anxiety fills you, it is as if your body has negative currents flowing through it, and nothing seems to calm it. You can drink or take a pill, or watch a TV show, or something that will mute the noise of your fear. In moderation, relief like that can be helpful. In excess, your solution creates new problems.

At the cause of all anxiety is thought. Thoughts, both conscious and subconscious, create fear.

Observe your anxiety. Where in your body is it located? Where are you tense and uncomfortable? Can you just allow the discomfort for a short while and observe it non-judgmentally? Accept that it is there. Breathe deeply. Your fears and anxiety are telling you something.

Call upon your Spirit (Higher Power) and ask that It (He, She), to look at your thoughts and the underlying beliefs that create your thoughts, along with you. Allow the Light of Spirit to shine upon these thoughts and beliefs. They are illusions. They are not you. They are only thoughts. Ask that your thoughts be corrected so that you may see more clearly.

As your thoughts change, your body will respond with greater calm. With greater calm comes greater clarity in your thinking.

William Frank Diedrich

Friday, October 12, 2012

Let Go

When you tell yourself that you must have THIS business deal, THIS relationship, THIS political candidate, THIS home, THIS job -- you limit yourself. When you tell yourself that you must have something external to you, you make that thing your god. You are saying that IT is the source of your well-being.

Desire is fine, but let go. You cannot know what is in your own best interests. You cannot see into the future. Years ago Garth Brookes sang a song -- "Thank God for Unanswered Prayers."  It's true. Pursue your desires, but be open to other possibilities. Desire should always have a little detachment with it. When you intend for a specific goal -- always add  "This or something better than this."

One of the most powerful prayers is "Thy will be done."  With these four words you set aside your ego; you trust that what is absolutely best for you will occur; and you expect the best. This is not a prayer of resignation. It is a prayer of absolute faith that you are moving toward your highest good.

Bill is the author of The Road Home, Beyond Blaming and Adults at Work.
His books are on sale at http://intelligentspirit.com/catalog.html

Monday, October 8, 2012


The purpose of prayer is connection. You align yourself with your Higher Power. Alignment occurs when you set your ego aside and allow the Higher Intelligence to take charge. Faith comes into play when you recognize that your prayer is already answered. You move forward then, in total confidence, knowing that all is well. You allow yourself to feel the emotions of a miracle having taken place. You pay attention to indications regarding what you need to do and you take action as guided.

There is no limit to the amount of time you may spend in prayer like this. No decision is too small to be offered up in prayer. As you allow your Higher Intelligence to work through you and as you, you are in the flow. Flow thinking is creative and draws to you the opportunities that satisfy the essence of your prayers.

William Frank Diedrich

Monday, October 1, 2012

One Thing

Only one thing stops me from being successful. Me.  Only one thing gets in my way in relationships with others. Me. All conflicts are in my mind, even if I project them out into my world. My world reflects what is going on in me. If people like me, or don't like me, I can ask: "Who am I being that people feel this way about me?"

Only one thing helps me to be successful, joyful, loved, etc.  Me. When I set my ego aside, and open myself to Divine Guidance (Call it God, Intuition, Higher Self, Spirit, or another name -- One Source -- many names)  -- when I open myself to this guidance instead of thinking I, as my little ego, have to do it myself, I am successful. The right people show up to help me. The right people show up to be helped. Connections are made that I had no idea could happen. Miracles occur, not because I've been a good boy, but because I have let go, moved forward with confidence, and trusted.

This is what I needed to hear today, and I just passed it on to you.  Blessings,  Bill


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Intelligence Within

There is an Intelligence within you, beyond your ego. Learning to call It forth and expand in influence allows us to grow up. The ego is a perpetual child, fearful that it won't get what it wants, placing its happiness upon its external goals. When we successfully quiet the ego, and listen to the Inner Voice, we are adults.

William Frank Diedrich, author of Adults at Work

Friday, September 21, 2012


Without self-reflection we are hopelessly bound to thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve us. We end up sleepwalking through life, reacting to events automatically with patterns we have learned.  It seems that most of us are doing and saying what we feel compelled to do or say. Take it off automatic.  It is important to observe yourself as if you are an actor playing a role. Stop, and ask yourself:

"Who am I being in this conversation, and what is my effect? Is this who I really am?"

Adapted from Bill's new book,  Adults at Work: How Individuals and Organizations Can Grow Up

Monday, September 17, 2012

be the hero

There is a voice in you calling you to be the hero, to take on your fears and to find the treasure. The treasure is the freedom to be you, and to walk this world fearlessly. It is to rise above the pettiness and conflicts and see life clearly. The choice is clear. Answer the call to follow your purpose, or lead a life of quiet desperation.

Excerpted from Adults at Work by William Frank Diedrich

Where do we begin? Begin with whatever is in front of you right now. What in life is causing you pain?  . . . 
You can begin the journey by asking yourself two questions:

  1. Who am I ?
  1. What do I want to come of this? 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Powerful people

Truly powerful people manage their egos, and forceful people are driven by their egos. Forceful people operate from fear, while powerful people operate from an understanding of their connectedness to others and to a Higher Power.

From Adults at Work, by William Frank Diedrich, available at

Many people in positions of power vacillate between power and force, between childishness and real adulthood. The most powerful are able to manage ego when conditions of threat and fear arise. An example of this would be “grace under fire.” This is the ability to be guided by one’s values and principles even though there is tremendous pressure to violate them.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence

Spiritual intelligence is about surrender. It is taking your hand off the tiller and realizing that you cannot control anything outside of your thoughts and behaviors. You cannot know what is best for others or even yourself from an ego perspective. Growing up is realizing you are a powerful person because you have influence, but you don’t have control. When your influence is guided by the Inner Voice it increases. Power does not originate from you; it flows through you. You are a conduit, not a source. Creativity flows through you; it doesn’t originate in you.

Excerpted from Bill's new book -- Adults at Work: How Individuals and Organizations Can Grow Up
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

You are a song

You are a song sung by God.
Take each thought that troubles you and give it as a gift in prayer.
The ego cannot solve the problems of the ego.
Join in the song of Love sung by your Creator. Allow the song to be sung through you.
Give away your fears until you are fearless. When there is no fear, the miracles begin.

William Frank Diedrich,  author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix.
available at http://intelligentspirit.com/catalog.html

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Healing prayer

All that is needed for healing is a lack of fear. Completely let go of fear and the healing power of Spirit can flow through you. Healing is of the mind. The body is an effect of the mind. You are not your body. Heal the mind and the body responds.

This is not easy, but it is a worthwhile goal and practice. Letting go of fear begins with your intention.

William Frank Diedrich is the author of The Road Home
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Pray unceasing (The most powerful prayers)

Pray unceasing is a quote from the New Testament. It is an interesting quote because you already do. Every thought is a prayer. Every thought asks.  If you are grateful to someone, you are expressing a prayer of gratitude. If you dislike someone, you are praying against them.

You can't say to God, or Spirit -- "Well this thought counts and that one doesn't." It all counts.

How might we pray unceasing in a way that is helpful both to ourselves and to others?
First:  Stay conscious of your thoughts. This doesn't mean avoid negative thoughts like the plague. Explore your negative and painful thoughts. Follow the pain inward and see what it is about. Share those thoughts with your Higher Power. Look at them together, non-judgmentally. As you share them, when you are ready,  surrender them. Let them go.

Second:  The two most important and effective prayers are both simple and powerful:
•  Thank you
•  Thy will be done

Keep these in your mind constantly and you will pray unceasingly in a powerful and effective way.


William Frank Diedrich,
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix. at

"I loved this book's courageous honesty and shimmering passion."  Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Giving up control

Everyone has an ego. It is the false self, your self-image. It lives in fear, reacting in a fight or flight manner throughout the day.

For most people on the planet, this is the only way to operate. How about you?

You have an Inner Voice. It is the Life that lives through you. Prayer is a way to contact your Inner Voice. Not the kind of prayer where you ask or beg for things. More the kind of prayer where you give up things. You give up fearful thoughts and egotistical have-to's. You give up trying to control life and other people. You say "Not my will, but Thy will be done." and you mean it.

This is Spiritual Intelligence. This is living in the flow.

William Frank Diedrich, author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix, found at

Monday, August 27, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence, or ego intelligence?

Ego Intelligence:  Life happens to me.  (victim mentality)
or "I make it happen!"  (I am special.)

Spiritual intelligence:  Life happens through me.
I take my hand off the tiller and allow my higher power to steer.
(I am not a victim nor am I special. I am an instrument, a channel,
for the Divine to express through me.)

William Frank Diedrich, author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix (11.97)
at http://intelligentspirit.com/catalog.html

"I loved this book's courageous honesty and shimmering passion."  Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Thursday, August 23, 2012

present moment awareness

Where is your attention? Is it on problems, conflicts, dramas?

Spiritual intelligence is having no interest in what the ego has to offer you in this moment and paying full attention to your Inner Guidance. That's where the wisdom is. That's where your purpose is laid out. How many times must your ego fail you before you understand that it cannot lead you effectively?

Infinite times it appears as I look at myself. The problem is automatic behaviors -- not being fully present in a conversation and responding in the same old patterns -- defenses, attacks, posturing, being right, playing one-up, playing teacher, fixing others, pushing a point of view.

I forget to pause, and in that pause, ask for guidance, listen, be present, and then respond. Is it really that important that others know my opinions? Is the present moment so fearful that I must employ automatic responses to get through it?

Most people are not aware that most of their responses are automatic. There are times I wish for that unconsciousness. As I watch myself respond in this way, it is painful.

The goal is to make my after the fact awareness a present moment awareness -- to pause, to ask -- to allow the greater Intelligence -- God, Spirit, Higher Self, to guide and direct.

William Frank Diedrich, author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix
Next month my new book: Adults At Work, will be out. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Seek first

You are either ego driven or "Spirit" driven.
There is no in between.
"Seek first the kingdom of heaven ... and all else will be added."
We are either seeking first or worrying about the "all else" that we need.

The "all else" is important. The idea is to allow yourself to be in the flow of life;
to move forward with confidence; that if you trust; what you need will show up.
This has little to do with religion and everything to do with where you focus your attention.
In the flow, life unfolds as it will.

There are miracles every day if you let go and notice them.

William Frank Diedrich. author of The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix,
at http://intelligentspirit.com/catalog.html

Friday, August 17, 2012


It's everyone's story. Someone hurts you, and you hold on to it. It may have been years ago, but it's still present and active in your mind. You can feel the anger, or the hurt, or the resentment, or the betrayal in your body. It's like an old scab and every time you pick it, it bleeds.

You think that you need to hold it because that person should pay for what they did, but if it's eating at you -- who is paying? You have incarcerated yourself with your thoughts, but the door isn't locked. There are no guards in this prison except for your own beliefs that say you must suffer because . . . why is it you are suffering? How does it serve you?

Have a good cry. Hit your pillow. Talk to a friend or a therapist. Be done with it and free yourself. Go deep within your mind and heart and ask your Inner Voice, God within you, to help you see clearly, beyond the fog and mist of a wounded ego, beyond the self-destructive need to exact revenge, beyond your emotionally suicidal urges -- to a place of understanding -- understanding that there is no law that says you should suffer -- a place called freedom where you can breathe and once again bask in the love and the joy that is yours. Heaven and hell stand before you. Forgiveness --that's Heaven!  Unforgiveness -- that's hell!

William Frank Diedrich, author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

LIving on faith

I have a dream. Through the course of this year the universe has obliged me the time to work on it because my business has been decreasing. This month most of it just slipped away. Projects were finished and people moved on.  So I'm writing. I could be in a panic searching for sources of income, but instead I decided to go with the flow -- to trust -- to trust my dream -- to trust my Inner Voice -- to do whatver it  takes to make the dream a reality.  My book will be out by the middle of next month. It's called Adults at Work. I envision it catching on and thousands of people buying it. It will be worth the money, although the price is low. My novel should be done by November. I don't really know the future. I am operating on trust, on faith, doing my part, saying thank you for each client who cancels billable hours, saying thank you for the time and inspiration to write. I am driven. I am to the point where I can't not do this. Having no guaranteed security, not knowing how the bills will be paid a month from now, I feel alive. I feel confident. All is well. William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home, available at http://intelligentspirit.com/catalog.html

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

You are this magnificent expression

People carry a load of beliefs about themselves that aren’t true. Most of the beliefs we have were not consciously chosen by us, but created by our reactions to people and events when we were children. It can be painful to examine and attempt to let go of our limiting beliefs. We are attached to them. This isn’t about positive thinking. Thinking positive while blaming or hating yourself is like putting whipped cream on poop. It may look pretty, but it still smells bad. 

The truth is that you are this magnificent expression of Pure Being (You may choose to call this Pure Being God, Spirit, Universal Mind, or another name) and you can only discover your magnificence by eliminating your negative beliefs. 

Sit down with your Creator and look at the beliefs you hold about yourself. Very few will survive the light. Pray to see yourself more clearly. Contemplate what is real and what is not. Shame and guilt are illusions. To call yourself small and insignificant is false humility. 

Once you free yourself of many of your limiting beliefs you can accept yourself and positive thinking begins to have an effect. Self-acceptance leads to confidence. When you act with confidence your influence increases.

William Frank Diedrich, author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix

Monday, August 13, 2012

Beyond Fear

It has been said, "Feel the fear and do it anyway." I've done that. For me it's feel the fear and let it go. It doesn't go easily. My ego thinks my fear is part of who I am. It's not. It's just fear. Yes, it's wired in my body and kicks in easily when certain stimuli show up.

But I can watch myself being fearful. I can identify the thoughts that are creating the fear and separate myself from them. I can look at the thoughts with my Spiritual Source and with It's help, see through them.

I am not a prisoner of my fears. The door is unlocked. I can open it whenever I have the courage to do so.

William Frank Diedrich

author of:
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond the Spiritual Quick Fix
"I loved this book's courageous honesty and shimmering passion."
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Friday, August 10, 2012

Keep the Faith

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you don't know what your next move is. You don't know how things will come together, and if you were to judge by appearances, you don't know if it will come together. Don't judge by appearances.

You can just let it happen, let failure overtake you and hope for the best. Hope is a good thing at first, but if it's all you have, then it's not effective. With hope you are placing your well-being on a situation that does not exist. You are waiting for something to happen. What if it doesn't?

Hope must be turned into faith. You look at your situation and you ask "What do I want to come of this?" Listen for the answer. Look for the opportunity that lies hidden in this story you are playing out. What have you always wanted to do? Set your intention, and ask for spiritual guidance.
Turn over all of your doubtful thoughts and focus your attention on what you and God/Spirit have decided. This is positive thinking not as "Oh everything is wonderful and it will be okay." Real positive thinking is "Whatever it takes I'll do it and I will succeed. I'll make it through knowing I am guided and I will enjoy the trip."

Do what is before you to do. Waste no energy on worry or imagining terrible scenarios. You are aware of those possibilities. Focus on the goal. Allow the Universe to do its work and you do yours. You aren't hoping for success; you are expecting it. That is faith. The outcome may not look exactly as you imagined it. Your path may lead you in unexpected directions. Nothing that happens is bad; it all works for your good. So whatever happens, don't judge it -- just give thanks. And keep the faith. You are much more than you think you are.

William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home, available at

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thoughts Create Experience

Thoughts create experience. Everything I see is the result of my thoughts. Nothing is neutral and everything is interpreted.

Emotion is the body's response to thought. I create my feelings.

I reap what I sow. It is done to me as I believe. If I believe life is unfair, I will experience life as unfair. If I see life as fair, I will learn from difficult times. I will open myself to experience joy regardless of my circumstances.

Well-being comes from within. My connection to Spirit within me provides the strength and the confidence I need to move forward. This strength and confidence draws to me experiences that reflect
my resolve. Some call this faith. Not faith in a god in some far off galaxy or sitting on a throne somewhere, but God within me and around me. If God were the ocean, then I would be a wave.

William Frank Diedrich. author of The Road Home :The Journey Beyond the Spiritual Quick Fix available at

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Listen to the Inner Voice

She stood in the meridian, her thick, recently washed blonde hair reflecting the late afternoon sunlight. One hip was several inches higher than the other, causing her to limp when she moved. Her sign read "Please help-- Money or even a smile" I was two lanes over and the light was green. I was on my way to a meeting, but my Inner Voice was saying, "help her." Another voice interrupted saying "Hey, don't be late for the meeting." The feeling to help was persistent.

I felt compelled to loop around and give her $ 5.  It wasn't the same as feeling compelled to eat a piece a chocolate or one more chip from a bag. In those instances I know that if I don't eat the chocolate or the chip, I will feel good about it later. I knew that if I didn't stop and help, I would feel regret, for days. I knew, because there have been times when I didn't listen.

So, I stopped, not because I wanted to be compassionate or good or even feel good about myself. I stopped because for some reason, I couldn't not stop. I timed it so I was there when the light turned red. I called to her. She smiled, showing off a gap in her teeth where one of their members used to reside. She carried herself with dignity. I couldn't find a $5 bill so I gave her the $10 bill that I had, a good word, and a smile. She thanked me and blessed me. When I drove a way I felt complete.

Spiritual Intelligence is listening to the Inner Voice and following where It leads you, rather than listening to the many voices of the ego. How do you know the difference?  It feels different. It feels right.  It creates synchronicity. For a moment two people connected, saw each other, and went on with their lives. We gave something to each other. Real giving and receiving are the same thing.  

William Frank Diedrich  author of The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix,  found at http://intelligentspirit.com/catalog.html

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Spiritual adulthood

Belief systems are convenient places to hang out. Someone tells you what to believe and what you must do, and you believe and do it. No thinking is really required. 

At some point you feel the pressure that there is more that you haven't been told. There is something pushing you to go further, to break through all the beliefs you have been taught. There are no gurus in this place. There is no one to comfort you and tell you what to think and believe. Some call this a crisis of faith or a dark night of the soul.

Call it what you want. The key is you have to think for yourself. You have to dig deep inside for what you are seeking, because you won't find it in a book. Books can point the way, but you need to take the journey yourself. 

This is the journey from spiritual childhood to spiritual adulthood. It is the recognition that you don't need an intermediary. You don't need a set  of rules. You will grieve your lost childhood. You will grieve that you can no longer hide behind your self imposed limitations. It's time to grow up!  If you stick with it, you'll experience a rebirth of sorts. 

As a spiritual adult the Universe is your playground. The only rule is "Listen to the Inner Voice". Everything will flow naturally from that.

William Frank Diedrich is the author of The Road Home: The Journey beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix and of the upcoming book:  Human Adulthood

Monday, August 6, 2012

Inward focus

If you see yourself as "spiritual" then your focus needs to shift inward for the satisfaction of your needs. With an inward focus there is nothing and no one to blame. When you blame people and situations you are making them your "god", the source of your well-being. People and situations are channels of expression. People make mistakes. Situations change.

Even if you see "God" as outside of you, your point of contact is within your own mind. Thus, to focus within, still applies. It is always about seeing God, or Spirit, as your Source. "The kingdom of heaven is within you."

If this is the case, then our task is to learn to trust. Find a way to be joyful, confident, and at peace now. Act as if you already have everything you need or desire. Things don't really make us happy. They enhance what we already have. What you have is already within you.

William Frank Diedrich is the author of
The Road home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix.  found at

Friday, August 3, 2012

Enter the Silence

Enter the Silence. Leave behind your opinions and beliefs. Come before your God with an empty cup. Allow yourself to be taught. Forget what you think you know.  Release your self-images. Refuse to condemn yourself. Be open and listen.

Ask this one question:  What do I most need to learn right now?  What would be most helpful?  Random thoughts will crowd your mind. Observe them and let them flow by.  Be in communion with God (Universal Mind, Spirit).  Wherever you are, God is. Give thanks.

William Frank Diedrich, author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Stay Connected

Stay connected. Plug in to your Power source. Whenever you feel yourself failing, slipping, not making it, plug in. Your Power Source (God, Spirit, Universal Mind)  provides the strength and the direction.

You think you can do it on your own -- as an isolated ego-personality.  You've tried many times and failed. How do you plug in?  Pray. Meditate. Contemplate. Read something inspirational in a contemplative or prayerful manner.

Clarify what you want. Examples: I want to be in the flow today -- (flow of ideas, flow of creativity, flow of love, flow of money or substance) I want to live in alignment with my Source (God, Spirit, Universal Mind).

Don't put up with extended periods of anger, hurt, depression, negativity, etc. Take away the distractions -- fantasies, worrying about what Snooki or the Kardashians are doing, conflicts over unimportant things.  Ask for help. Plug in. Once you have established your connection, act as if everything is already good (because it is.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Being right and listening

Did you ever think you were so right about something that there was no way you could be mistaken?Maybe you became emotional in your expression of your rightness making sure everyone knew how right you were.

Then, you found out that you were mistaken. Your perception was completely wrong! If you have a experienced this you know that it is a humbling and embarrassing experience.

If you have a experienced this, it is a sign of growth. In order to see that you were wrong you needed to self-reflect. Self reflection involves stepping back from being right and observing yourself. It involves considering other perspectives. True self reflection is about giving up your opinions and being willing to see it differently.

Willingness to see differently is the beginning of spiritual intelligence. The next step is to set the ego aside and listen. Who am I being in this situation?  Is that who I want to be? What is the truth about this situation? What do I need to do?  Ask and listen. Ask and be willing to be guided. The Voice of Spirit, your Inner Voice, is always available. Pray; meditate; contemplate; take a break from thinking. Listen.

William Frank Diedrich, author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Self reflection is the mark of a true adult and one who is growing in spirit.  To reflect is to observe how you are affecting others. For example, you may be unhappy with how someone treats you. In reflection you look at the effect you are having on the other person -- your words, your tone of voice, your body language. How do you feel about this person?  If there is anything negative you can be sure it is showing up somewhere, obvious or not, in words, tone, and body.

In spiritual intelligence you look at your opinion and your effect. Ask Spirit/God/Universal Mind to be able to see this person as Spirit, et. al.  would. In other words, stop looking at this person through the eyes of your ego, and see them as Spirit would. This means that you let go of all judgment.  It means that you recognize that Spirit/God is in everyone, and so you see God in each person.

How would that vision change how you would think of someone?  How would that vision change how you feel about someone?  How would it change how you behave toward them?  Can you see yourself then with the same eyes? What you see in others is a reflection of what you see in yourself.

William Frank Diedrich  Author of The Road Home,
at  http://intelligentspirit.com

Monday, July 30, 2012

Shaking a bad mood

Yesterday I spent over an hour in prayer/meditation/contemplation connecting with Spirit/God/Universal Mind. Less than an hour later I completely lost my spiritual connection as I involved myself in human interactions. I experienced anger, frustration, disappointment (in myself), and sadness.  It took a long time to shake it.

How did I shake it? I remembered something I wrote on this blog. I said "Thank you."  In saying thank you I expressed gratitude to my mind for showing me where I am, to my body for letting me know through emotion, and to Spirit for being there as I went through it. Thank you immediately change my thinking and also the way I felt.

Spiritual intelligence isn't about always being in a "God-state", blissed out, or constantly doing spiritual/religious kinds of things. It is about making the choice, when you find yourself deeply immersed in ego, for the peace, strength, love, and wisdom of the Inner Voice instead.

Whenever we fail, we can choose again. Whenever thoughts fall into negativity and despair, we can choose again.  Intelligence is the ability to choose. Spiritual Intelligence is the ability, whatever is going on, to choose Spirit over ego.

In my case, sometimes it takes a while to remember.

William Frank Diedrich, authpr of The Road Home.  Found at --

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ego Games

Blaming, complaining, worrying, excessive self-criticism, feeling "small", being better than -- these are all ego games. They keep us busy -- so busy that we have no time to find out who we are.

There is no rule that says you have to play the game. At any moment you can give your game to Spirit and ask for guidance. Breathe deeply and stand tall; get quiet; and take steps toward your real goals. Ego games are distractions. Clarify what you really want and assume it will work out well. Then live your life. Let it unfold. Don't judge what happens as good or bad. You don't really know. Just say thank you and find your joy.

William Frank Diedrich. author of The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Who runs the show?

Who runs the show?  Spirit speaking within you, or your ego?  Ego is about fear, need for approval, need for control, need for perfection, and need to be right.

Ego pulls on you to think and act fearfully. The world around you must conform a certain way to make you happy and it never quite happens. Seek and do not find is the motto of ego.

From Spirit, you live from the inside out. You recognize that things don't just happen. You influence them and you decide how to respond. Your experience of what happens is created by you. Who creates your experience for you -- ego or the Voice of Spirit within?

Ask for guidance on how to perceive what happens and listen. You will know what to do.

William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Surrender guilt

Spiritual Intelligence is choosing the Voice of Spirit over the many voices of ego.  The ego is about guilt. Spirit is about wholeness. The ego is fear; Spirit is love.

Collect your guilty thoughts and surrender them to Spirit. Release the burdens you have carried. Inhale deeply and release your breath. Release and breathe. Restore your connection to your Source. Let Spirit perceive through you. Ask for this perception that you may see clearly. There is no guilt.

William Frank Diedrich author of The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


A miracle is a form of alignment. It isn't special. It's natural. It is you aligning your thinking with your Source. Seek first the kingdom and all else will be added.

There are miracles every day. Whenever you set aside your opinions, your judgments, and your fears, you set the stage for miracles. Your personal thinking cannot create a miracle. When the thinking of Spirit flows through your mind, miracles happen.  Get yourself out of the way and let it flow.

William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Begin each day

Begin each day with a pause. Pause to pray or meditate. Be thankful that you are here. Envision a successful day. Feel it. Ask for guidance that you will see clearly, that you will know what to say and what to do.

When you are in alignment with Spirit you are a blessing to the world. You are truly helpful. Your thoughts and actions have a healing effect on both the world and on you.

William Frank Diedrich
Books at  http://intelligentspirit.com

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pray Unceasing

Pray unceasing. To pray unceasing is not to speak or think an endless series of memorized words and phrases meant to appease, impress,  or otherwise influence an anthropomorphic God.

It is to stay conscious and open. Stay conscious that God, or Spirit, or Universal Mind, is omnipresent --  around you and within you. Stay open that you are guided, not by a fearful ego, but by the One Presence and Power. You always have access. Tune in and stay tuned. When you forget, and the ego takes charge, choose to tune in again.

This is the discipline of spiritual growth; to lean toward the Inner Voice at all times.  Practice is discipline. Practice develops your spiritual intelligence.

William Frank Diedrich, author and speaker,

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Perfection in You

"Let me see myself as you see me." This prayer helps to grow your spiritual intelligence. If you believe in a Creator that sees you only as a sinner, than your "god" is small. If you believe in a Creator that is unconditional love, that is the One power and presence of all creation, your "god" is big. The bigger you see your "god", the bigger you see you.

If you are an expression of the only power and presence, and that power and presence is everywhere present, including within you, then what are your possibilities? Ask. See the perfection that is stamped on your soul. The scripture says that you are made in God's image. What would that look like if you lived as if it were true? Ask that you may see. Get quiet and listen. Feel it.

William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home at

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Take time and ask

Pause before you speak.  Take time to get quiet before you write. This allows the Inner Voice of Spirit to come through.  You have access to this wisdom. It is ever present.

When we speak quickly or fling words onto a document, it is often the ego doing the work. Fear steps in. The need for approval emerges. Being right takes charge.

The result is that others are put off. They sense your fear and it is often seen as a threat. The clashing of egos prevents us from clear communication.

Take time and be quiet. Ask for guidance. Set your opinions and judgments aside. Allow the presence and power of Spirit to speak/write through you.

William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Take Time

Take time today and be quiet. Listen. Consciously connect with the Spirit within you. This is your oasis. This is the source of your wisdom and creativity. This is your Source.

Whenever we expect someone or something to deliver, to be our source, it will, at some point, fail us. Don't make other people and things your god, your source.

Let your Inner Voice guide you toward what is right for you. Then take action. Abandon your concerns about what others think. Release your worries.  Step forward with confidence. Walk into a room as if you own it.  Be conscious of what is going on around you.

This does not make you better than someone else. When you act with this kind of confidence it is simply you living authentically.

William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home  at

Monday, July 16, 2012

Who am I?

Who are you?  You are not your body. You are not your job, or your home, or your car.
You are not the roles you play: father, mother, son, daughter, boss, employee, etc.
If not these things, then who are you?
Are you your thoughts? Your personality?

"Who am I?" is the world's most difficult question. Yet, if you ask it, and listen for a response, you will learn.

Are you a spark of the divine? An expression of God? If these are your answers, then what do these statements mean? Contemplate them. Meditate on them.

If you speculate that you are not the identities listed above, then you can become a non-judgmental observer of your thoughts and behaviors. This perspective will offer you wisdom and compassion toward self and others. It will make it easier to implement changes since you have withdrawn your ego investment in these identities. Asking who you are will mostly tell you who you are not.

Keep asking.

William Frank Diedrich
Books at http://intelligentspirit.com

Friday, July 13, 2012

This Moment

What of the future?  It isn't here. We worry about it. Will the money come?  Will sickness stay away? Will my loved one be okay? Place the future in the hands of Spirit (God, Creative Intelligence, Source).
How do you feel right now? Make this moment the best it can be.

Love the people you are with. Can you see the best in them? Are you able to love your life exactly as it is? Notice how you feel and face it. If you are joyous, celebrate it. If you are grateful, smile.   If you are angry, be angry and let it go.  If you are worried, straighten up and breathe. Breathe deeply and see yourself enjoying life. Then step forward with confidence. You can do this!

Clear your mind and allow the Inner Voice to guide you. Check in with yourself often and ask what do I want? Move through whatever you are feeling toward the joy that you seek. Can you be joyful that you are alive and that Spirit is guiding you now?

William Frank Diedrich speaker and author of  The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


It is easy to see problems other people have and mistakes they make. We then begin to "need" others to continue to make their mistakes in order to justify our own thoughts and behaviors. If I say you are controlling, and resist your control, then I need you to be controlling. We are two players in the same play.  What if you behaved as you do, and I decided not to play? You could act "controlling" all day and I could smile and say "Thank you."

What if there was nothing to fix in others? What if others have been playing the roles we have assigned to them? We would not be the victims of others, then, would we?

In your prayer or meditation, ask to see others as they truly are, without your judgements and opinions to cloud your vision. This is "seeing" another. I only "see" you when I stop judging you. I "see" you when I call upon the Spirit in me to help me see the Spirit in you.

William Frank Diedrich
Books at http://intelligentspirit.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Intelligence Within

There is an intelligence within you beyond your every day functioning. It is not threatened by anything. It does not have opinions. It does not judge. You have access to this intelligence through prayer, meditation, contemplation, and through questioning your closely held beliefs.

Call it forth. It is wisdom. It is Love. It is the Presence of God that is within you. Let this Inner Voice guide you.  You are a blessing to the world.

William Frank Diedrich is the author of The Road Home: The Journey Beyond the Spiritual Quick Fix.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spiritual intelligence in relationship

There are persons in life who present a way of inducing greater understanding of all that you may be. You know that you can change only what is within you. Attempting to change another will not bring you peace. It will bring more conflict.  Allow others to be as they will, for that is theirs until they choose another path. Accept who you are and adjust yourself to see the perfection that exists in all others. This will bring you peace.

Ask for help in seeing the perfection in others. Switch from your ego view of people to a Spirit-led view.

From The Road Home, by William Frank Diedrich at

Monday, July 9, 2012

Releasing negative thoughts and emotions

Emotions are the body's response to thought. We often carry emotions that weigh us down---shame, guilt, resentment, bitterness, envy, and more. These emotions come from patterns of thoughts learned, in many cases, when we were children.   Examples:
• A feeling of shame, smallness, when attention is called to your body or part of it; or when you are criticized; or when someone dominates you.
•  A feeling of hurt when it seems someone is rejecting you, or you anticipate being rejected.
These are just two examples.

These feelings are based on thoughts you hold, many of which are unconscious. Know that the thoughts are not real. This is not your identity. It's not who you are. Face these thoughts and look at them. Sit with them for a time in the safety of your aloneness. Let them wear out. Give them to Spirit. Recognize that these thoughts are illusions. You are an expression of Spirit, of the Divine. Nothing can change that. With practice, soon these thoughts will seem as silly mental imaginings, with no relation to the truth. You will laugh at them. You will let them go.

It will be as if someone called you a rutabaga. You would think the thought very silly and meaningless. Such are your negative thoughts about yourself.  Call forth the Voice of Spirit within you and let It define you. Ask for direction. Ask to see more truly. Give thanks for who you really are.

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Finger is not the Moon

The answer is within you.  The old Zen saying is: "Do not mistake the finger for the moon." The answer is not in books or in teachers. Your answer is not here. All that books and teachers can do is point you in the right direction and encourage you to look within. Don't worship them.

There is a place in your mind, a point of contact with your Source (God, Spirit, Higher Self). Get quiet and ask these three questions.
1. Who am I?
2. What is it that I most need to know in this moment?
3. What is important and what is not?
Read books and listen to teachers that you feel drawn to. They will help you point the way. They can't make the journey for you. Get quiet. Listen. Sort out what is important to your life and what is not. Act upon your inner promptings.

William Frank Diedrich is the author of three books including The Road Home.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Magical thinking

Magical thinking:  if I say  this or do that, things will change on the outside. If I offer the right affirmation, the right prayer, use the correct talisman--things will change and I will feel better.

Miracle thinking:  If I change my thinking I will feel better and probably things outside of me will change as a result. When I shift my perspective from ego based perception to seeing as Spirit sees--allowing inspiration to move through me, allowing myself to be guided by Spirit--things on the outside change.

William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Calm and Confident

Life unfolds in ways that are often miraculous. Fear interrupts this. One day I was wondering how I would bring in money. The calendar was empty for the next week. My wondering turned to anxiety and then to fear.

Breathe. I clarified what I wanted. I had already taken action and set things in motion. I gave my worry over to Spirit and became calm and confident. No need for drama.

Later that day I received an invitation to lead a project. That was on a Friday. On Monday I was working. There is a timing often unknown to us in the flow of life.  The idea is move toward what you want with confidence, trusting in the Inner Voice to guide you. Fear is a call to prayer. Prayer is a call to Spirit to take charge. With Spirit leading you there is no need for fear. Such is Spiritual Intelligence -- choosing Spirit over ego for your guidance.

William Frank Diedrich, Speaker, Author, Executive Coach
Books at http://intelligentspirit.com

Monday, July 2, 2012

Releasing Guilt

Guilt is cumulative. It collects and builds over a lifetime. It seems useful. It's like carrying a backpack of rocks around all day in the hope that it will make you stronger. Inevitably, it weighs you down and makes you unable to stand tall and confident.

Refuse to identify with guilt. You have it, but it isn't who you are. You may think there is  a "God" somewhere who wants you to feel guilty. If so, your "god" is very small and created in your ego's image.

Stand tall today and breathe deeply. Offer your guilty thoughts as a gift to the Presence of God within and around you. Give those thoughts away and they are no longer yours. Ask to see yourself as you truly are. You cannot feel guilty enough to make anyone else feel better. You can help others to feel better/stronger by your strength, your love, and your joy. Whatever choices you have made in the past, today, you get to choose again.

Be thankful for who you are and that guilt is unnecessary in your life.  Give thanks for the Presence within you who sees you as you truly are. You truly are a blessing to the world.

William Frank Diedrich is the author of 3 books, all available at http://intelligentspirit.com .

Friday, June 29, 2012

What do you want to come of this?

What do you want to come of this? That is the question that needs to be asked each day and at the beginning of each thing you do. Once you are clear on the goal, is your thinking in alignment with it?  Is your behavior in alignment?

Most of us have numerous distractions in our thinking and behavior. Distractions cause us pain and discomfort, because they put us in conflict with ourselves.

Notice your distractions today.  Mental fantasies, conflicted thoughts, adversarial behaviors, eating too much, obsessing about things. When you catch yourself being distracted, stop. Give your thoughts over to Spirit (God, Universal Mind, Higher Self, whatever you call It) and let the Inner Voice guide you. Clarify your goal and refocus your thinking.

Your thoughts are creating your experience, and your experience reinforces your thoughts. It may take quite an effort to dig out of the mental holes we fall into. Knowing what you want helps to motivate you.

William Frank Diedrich author of
The Road Home
found at http://intelligentspirit.com

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nothing to defend

There is nothing to defend. There are no conflicts except the ones in my mind. There are no battles to fight unless I choose to invent them.

 What if someone attacks and I don't defend? Is it still an attack? If someone gives me their criticism and hatred, but I don't receive it, who does it belong to?

Let me see clearly today. Where there seems to be attack, let me see an opportunity to help. Someone else's pain doesn't have to be mine.

Defensiveness makes me weak. Defenselessness makes me strong. Listen and understand. There is nothing to defend.
from The Road Home by William Frank Diedrich,  http://intelligentspirit.com

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In the flow

Spiritual Intelligence puts you in the flow. When you lose yourself in creating, performing, serving or teaching others, or even fishing, something greater moves through you. Spirit expresses through you. Choose activities that put you in this state and you feel complete. When Spirit moves through you and your ego is in check, you are complete. In the flow state creativity and miracles increase in frequency.

William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home and 30 Days to Prosperity.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Practicing Spiritual Intelligence

The ego is the false self, the self image that you hold. The ego is fear based.

Spiritual Intelligence is choosing the Voice of Spirit (God, Universal Mind, whatever you name it) over the voice of the ego. You always have access to the Voice of Spirit. Fearful thoughts tend to drown out the Inner Voice.

Be aware today. Check with yourself hourly. How do you feel?  Fearful? Threatened? Angry? Joyful? Relaxed?  If your emotion is negative, that's a signal for you that the ego is running things. This is an excellent time for prayer, or for meditation.  Consciously release the thoughts that are causing your negative emotion, even if you don't know what those thoughts are. Ask Spirit for guidance for what to think and what to do. Get quiet and listen. Proceed with confidence that all is well and that you are receiving the guidance you need.

William Frank Diedrich, author of The Road Home: The Journey beyond the Spiritual Quick Fix,  Available at   http://intelligentspirit.com

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thank you

Whatever happens today, say "Thank you." Whether it feels good or bad, it's for your good. Say thank you and ask your Inner Voice how to perceive what happens. Ask for direction and then move forward with confidence. Nothing can harm the essence of what you are. Live full out. Smile. Laugh. You are a blessing to the world.

William Frank Diedrich is the author of three books.
Find them at http://intelligentspirit.com

Later this year, Bill's novel will be published---Human Adulthood.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence

The root of the word "intelligence" means to "choose between. Spiritual intelligence is the willingness and ability to choose between the inner voice of spirit, or the many voices of ego. It takes practice to discern between, but it only takes intention to ask, get quiet, and listen. What is your purpose?  What do you want to come of this day? As we learn to trust in the Inner voice (intuition, inspiration) and act, life unfolds in ways that are often miraculous.

William Frank Diedrich
author of The Road Home.
found at  http://intelligentspirit.com

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Be willing not to believe.

Assess your thinking. Dive deep into your mind to contemplate that which you claim to believe. Be willing not to believe.  Open yourself to insight and inspiration. How can you learn and grow spiritually if you already know it all?  Be open, or else you are only practicing religion, not spirituality.

From: The Road Home: The Journey Beyond The Spiritual Quick Fix
found at http://intelligentspirit.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

be a light

Be a light. Don't wait for the light to shine on you; be a light.  Shine. Write. Speak. Sing. Love. Help others. Listen deeply. Express gratitude. Utilize your talents. Be a fountain of joy. Don't worry about what you should get. Focus on giving. You are a light.

from The Road Home
found at http://intelligentspirit.com

Monday, June 18, 2012

Free yourself

When you decide that THIS relationship, THIS career path, and THIS source and level of income will make you happy, you limit yourself. This kind of thinking creates fear. When THIS relationship seems threatened, you fear losing it. When THIS career path seems threatened, you fear losing it. When the money you expect does not arrive, you fear consequences. Your attachments create fear. Is that what you want, a life filled with fear?

Free yourself from attachment to what YOU think you should have and to what YOU think should happen.

from The Road Home. Found at http:/intelligentspirit.com

Friday, June 15, 2012

You are a Verb.

You are a verb who thinks he is a noun. You are an is who thinks he is an it. You are a spirit who thinks he is a body. You are always in a state of being. You always are.
from The Road Home,  http://intelligentspirit.com

 Life is a movie, not a snapshot.
Memories are snapshots, frozen in time, and revised to fit our beliefs about ourselves.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Surrender to Spirit involves no loss, unless you consider giving up fear a loss. Clarify your intent. Let it go. Take action. Expect success.
from The Road Home, available at http://intelligentspirit.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

All answers are there to be had.

When you pray or meditate-- An endless stream of thoughts hardly allows for a response. See that you take a break. Cleanse yourself before prayer and meditation by verbalizing all of your fears and worries. Then see, as the quiet comes, what will be told to you. With a sense of knowing you will press on to engage in your day. Direct all questions within. Be still and quiet. be calm , and know that all answers are there to be had.
Quoted from The Road Home, available at http://intelligentspirit.com .

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What do you want?

What do you want? Get quiet. Let go of everything you think you are supposed to want. Forget about status or the approval of others. Dive deep in your mind and heart. What do you want? Beneath the superficial wants and needs of the world lies what you really want, what your spirit is calling you to. Simply ask and listen.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Who are you?

Who are you? You are not your career. You are not your home. You are not your race, (because race isn't real, only a construct). You are not your gender, but you play a male or a female role. We usually confuse the role(s) we play with who we are. Who are you? The question to ask is: "Who am I?" Most of your discoveries will be along the lines of who you are not. Consider not identifying with the role, but just playing it---parent, manager, employee, male, female, leader, service provider, neighbor, mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter--these are all roles. In prayer or meditation, or contemplation ask: Who am I?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence: Observing

Step outside of yourself and observe you. What do you see? Pretend that you are the real you, and that the mental/physical/emotional you is your puppet. You work the strings. What would you have yourself "say". and "do." This is an effective way to manage fearful situations. You are safely behind the curtain while you operate the "you" that everyone sees."

What results are "you" producing?  What is "your" impact?  Let your inner wisdom guide you as you direct the "you" who is in the world.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


What if you were to look at someone without your story about them. Just observe what is. What do you see?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence: Thank you

Whatever happens today, say "Thank you." This is the most powerful prayer. In this prayer you are saying that nothing in the world is more powerful than what is within you--that everything is a gift for your benefit. The universe is your personal amusement park. Enjoy the adventure.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence in Relationships

We seldom see another person accurately. The ego has a story about each person and we tend to see what fits the story. Set the story aside for a moment, and ask to be able to see this person as they truly are. Ask to see the perfection that is within them. When you truly understand another person--their fears, their dreams, their inner perfection,  you can no longer judge them.

Once you get your story out of the way you have a chance to see someone's inner beauty, and you speak to it (Rather than speaking to their perceived faults). Speaking to it--you draw it out.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 5: Spiritual Intelligence

There is a part of you that knows what to do. You don't need a book or a person to tell you. Books and people can be valuable guides but they are like the finger pointing at the moon.  If they don't guide you inward then they are misguiding you. There is another voice than that of your ego. Call for It. Pray for it. Meditate on it. It's there for you.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence: Dealing with fear

In order to get to the Inner Voice, deal with your fears.
If you're feeling it, ask: "What am I afraid of?" and "How does this feel?"
Breathe and let yourself feel it without analyzing it.
When you come to a place of calm, ask: "What is this about and what do I need to do?"
Let your Inner Voice guide you.
It's just fear, and fear is nothing to be afraid of. Feel it and let it go.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence 3

Awareness is the first choice. How do you feel? What is the story you are telling yourself? Is it real?
The next choice is: What do you want to come of this?
The third choice is whether you will see this as your ego or as Spirit (God, Higher Self, Holy Spirit, Inner Being, Inner Voice, Love, the Universe, or whatever you choose to call it)

This is the choice to let go and be guided by the Inner Voice. Listen.  When you do this you feel a sense of peace and great confidence. There is nothing to fear. In this state  there is no challenge you cannot meet.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence

There are times when you feel on purpose or in the flow. In these moments you are not concerned about getting, or being taken advantage of, or winning or losing. You are just being. These are the moments when you are spirit driven rather than ego driven.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spiritual Intelligence

Spiritual intelligence is the ability to choose between the voice of Spirit and the voice of the ego. Who will be your guide today? Who will drive your decision making, Spirit or ego? You choose.