Saturday, January 15, 2011

Be. Abundant

Have you like many American's experienced economic hardship or financial strain over the past year or two? Have you ever had a thought if only I had more money now then everything would be ok, then I could be happy? What does having money do for you? Does it give you peace of mind, security, freedom, good feelings? Why is money and abundance important???

Seems obvious right, we all want more of the green stuff and there is nothing wrong with that but let me ask you, how do you feel about money right now? How do you talk about your finances? Do you feel good or not so good? For a long time without consciously knowing I felt bad about money always feeling as if there was not enough, worried about when it was coming, how it was coming and when things would shift for more of it to come. Then I made a big decision... I left my "secure" paycheck and went forward in taking my company to the next level. I had no idea where the clients were coming from, the holidays were approaching and I was starting to freak out and berate myself for being foolish for making such a decision.

I decided to take my own advice and move from my desired state of I desired abundance and thoughts of lack were certainly NOT abundant. I immediately began to connect to the feeling of having my desired abundance in the NOW. Don't get me wrong, I still had "reality checks" when I looked at the bank account so I was not in denial but hanging out in a space of stress, worry and fear only brought more of that about. I decided when my financial reality showed itself to be thankful for the opportunity to remember how I desire to BE, to remember what is most important about money to me and why...ABUNDANCE... being Free, being supported, being happy and joy filled.

Everyday as many times and in as many ways as possible, I became in love with the abundance that was in my life. Even if I didn't have as much as I wanted, or even in that moment needed, I affirmed why I loved money, and why I was thankful. I thanked what was and what I knew could be. I gave myself as many moments to shift how I had been feeling (bad) to NOW truly moving from a being state of feeling Abundant. I BELIEVED in my ability and worthiness of BEing abundant and having abundance.

I moved through some of the scariest times of my life from a financial standpoint with more peace and joy than I had ever experienced on a consistent basis. I went from stress, uncertainty and fear to connecting to and moving from a place of already being abundant and abundance followed. Every day doors open, every day money would present some how, every day that I moved from BEing abundant...abundance arrived.

I am not yet a millionaire and I am still living on a tight budget but I am happier and more peaceful than ever for I know that I am abundant in unlimited ways. I have opened myself up totally to trusting in my needs being met and the solution just presenting. I have not worried, I have not strained in so long and for this I am thankful, I am free, I am abundantly being me :)

We have all had our lives touched by financial stress but that does not mean we are failures, this does not mean there is no other way... Simply connect to your ultimate desired state of BEing. Feel it, love it, welcome it, be open to receiving, to experiencing and so it shall be~

With Abundance & Gratitude,

Melissa Grill-Petersen, DC

Monday, May 17, 2010


Three and half years ago my husband and I moved into a new neighborhood; new construction, new landscaping, new everything. Within the first 6 months of being there we noticed areas around the community where tree’s were dying. Over the course of the years in the exact same spot biannually a try dies and a new one is planted. After 6 trees in 3 years, per spot, you would think someone might want to take a different approach to the situation.

As an observer, I am thinking that it is not the tree that is the problem. The developer however seems to think it is, to me this seems like the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over yet expecting a different result. If you want a new result, a tree that lives, why not consider the soil or ground it has been planted in? To create a new result one must be open to looking in different places for the answer.

Are there areas of your life where you feel insane? Perhaps there is a pattern or theme that seems to persist and cycle back into your life year after year? Life is cyclical, and while some things seem to stay exactly the same the truth is, all that we are by our very nature is energy and energy by it’s very nature is change. All we are is change yet in resisting change or growth we perpetuate cycles that may not be working in our best interest. If something is not giving you the result that you want do you just go plant another tree in its spot and hope that this time it will survive or do you take the position of the observer and see a new approach?

Recognize the condition of your soil; will it support what you want to plant? If not, how do you need to nourish it so that it will become life sustaining allowing all that you plant to thrive?

With Love and Gratitude,

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Love is an amazing thing, something that connects us all at our deepest level in the very essence and truth of our being. Love, it is something that we all want, desire and deserve yet how many of us truly love ourselves?

It has been said, you must give to get but what are you getting? The better question is what are you giving? Not to another but to yourself? If you are not taking the time to nourish yourself, to love the whole of you may today's blog be a dose of love to and for you and a gentle reminder of just how amazing you are.

As you read this now, I invite you to become aware of your heart beat...beat by beat this is your rhythm your natural ebb and flow...flow now into the rhythm of all that you are... welcome in and through your body with each breath, with each heart beat the warmth and light of all that is and all that you are... may you recognize your greatness, your worth, your talent, your gifts, your perfect expression of you that no other will ever duplicate... Breathe... FEEL your heart as it is beating now and know that you are a constant flow of LOVE... As you love all that you you share this love with yourself and the world around you know that you will experience unlimited expressions of love in, of and all around you...

BE that which you wish to receive and know that you are all of that and so much more...

With Love & Gratitude,

Monday, April 26, 2010

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

I dedicate today's post to my journey through my writing muck. As I have been writing my book I have known exactly what I wanted to communicate but it was interesting how much I began to second guess myself at every pass. I am so happy to say that I am my own student as well as a teacher and I took today's blog to heart and went through my fears, my blocks and made it out the other side excited for all that lays ahead...enjoy :-)

There is a classic book turned into a song that my son loves called, “Were Going on a Bear Hunt.” The story sets out to find a bear but the friends that travel must travel through many of life’s challenging terrains. The group climbs over mountains, walks through the tall grass and when they think they have lost their way, they climb up a tree to see what they can see. They move through the mud squish, squish and swim through the river filled with fish. The come to the place and find the cave, they have made it this far because they are not afraid!

What great truths lie in this tale. When ever we are confronted with something we don’t like and wishing it were another way, how do we create change? How do we find the answers that we seek?

We want what we want and we want it without the process, just the answers please- now. To truly get to where we desire to go, we must be willing to move through the space that we are in to get to the other side. The process provides the learning, the insight, the awakening of who we are not and who we choose to be in the knowing, in the discovering, in the awakening now. When life gets too thick, like the tall grass, what a great time to remember to climb to the highest tree and see with great perspective all that there is to see. From this space high above it all we can gain clarity and room to breathe. As we come back down with awareness in hand we have the strength we need to continue on our journey moving through and into be-ing.

Each moment is an opportunity to move on, in and through our personal journey's into BE-ing all that we are each here to BE. What will you do when a challenge arises? Will you cheer, "We can't go over it, we can't go under it, we have to go THROUGH IT, YEHHH! and move through the challenge with curiosity, excitement and playful ease? What will your day bring, what will your answer BE?

With Love & Gratitude,

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The RE-Write

Well 12 days ago I wrote boasting of my finished book and that I was soon to be completing the typing process and off to the publisher. How naive I was as I look back. It is funny how when we really want something we seem to want to rush ahead to the end vs. enjoying the process along the way...

My soon to be 3 year old has been going crazy for candy since the Easter bunny came. The Easter Bunny only left him a small basket with some jelly beans but that is all it took and he is hooked! Every morning at 5:30 a.m. he is insisting on having candy and when I understand but just not yet, he gets very upset with me. A 3 year old wants what they want and they want it NOW!

Do we ever really move beyond the age 3 when it comes to things that matter? I am not going to give away the beginning of the book but I will say that I was definitely "spoken" to on Easter Sunday night and told that the book I had written was not the book that I am to publish. I have 10 days, I have started from scratch and I am telling an entirely different tale. I am writing what appears to be my story of personal awakening, connection and transformation...the teacher is the student and in being the student I am also being the teacher...

What I have really understood over the past few days is that when you really move IN-TIME with a process it does truly flow. Even though I have the patience of a 3 year old at times, more than ever I understand the idea and meaning of Divine Timing. I truly feel and know that I am being led and as long as I stay connected and in the flow each day as I am spoken to, all will unfold into BEing as it is intended...

Don't just listen to the voice within... Truly hear it in the ways that it resonates through your very BEing. As you listen and to the extent that you truly LISTEN, you will be effortlessly guided in and out of all that matters to you with complete support...

With Love and Gratitude,

Friday, March 26, 2010


I know you have not heard from me in a few weeks but it is with good reason... I have finished writing my book! I have been spending the last two weeks tweaking and typing with every intention that it will be ready to go to the editors by the end of next week. The journey is only just beginning and now more than ever as my life becomes even busier, I am practicing what I preach.

I find myself getting stressed very easily and in that moment I immediately recognize that that is just a "symptom" ( more on this in my book) and I immediately remind myself of how I choose to BE. Graceful, moving through each moment with clarity, love, light, support and ease. As I reset my mind, the lights turn green, the phone rings, my son calms down, my husband kisses me even more...I bring about more of what I choose to BE.

In upcoming posts ( which will become more frequent again beginning in 2 weeks) I am going to share more stories of real life clients and situations that are in a active state of BEing more of who and what they are ready to BE now. Amazing things are possible, you just have to BE present NOW to enjoy the many gifts of life as they appear right in front of you...not down the road or behind you from yesterday but right here...right NOW~

With Love and Gratitude,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Practice Makes Perfect

How many times have you started something in your life, did it for a while and then stopped? Maybe you started a "diet" , started to loose some weight and feel better to then say to yourself , "ok now that I am at my goal I don't have to do this anymore." Within weeks you notice the weight back on your body. Or maybe you are having a challenging time in a relationship be it personal or professional. You read a book, go to a meeting, have a "talk", identify the challenges and take a few steps to improve the challenging areas then for whatever reason go back to how things " have always been" and wonder why the relationship is not getting any better.

Remember 2 blogs ago we talked about the definition of insanity...doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result? That doesn't mean start getting a new result and go back to doing the same old thing to continue getting a new result.

Yesterday I got to listen to one of my favorite speakers, Joyce Rennolds. Joyce speaks a very similar message to what I share both to patients, groups and even in this blog and in my book . Yesterday she reminded me of a crucial point; cconsistency... When I heard her remind me of this I realized if I have fallen out of daily practice what are my readers, patients & clients doing?

Today is about BEing that which you desire the most in all areas of your life. Today is a reminder not to just do something one or two times or even for a month or two and then go back to how you have been (insane). Today is a reminder to stay connected to your "BE State" on a daily basis and to become the best you can be through daily practice at being the YOU that you are ready to BE NOW.

This is where I think about my neighbor, she has the most amazing yard and garden around. She is out there every day assessing the conditions, pulling weeds, watering, giving love and tending to her garden. What would happen if she took a week off or a month or longer? The weeds would grow, the soil would dry and the ph would change, the flowers would wilt and eventually die and the garden would not be what it is today. Don't get me wrong many things will still grow and do just fine but the overall state of beauty, love and health of the grounds will change without that daily attention.

How are you tending your personal garden? Are you giving it attention daily to pull the weeds?

When Joyce spoke yesterday she reminded me of a simple principle...A body that is in motion stays in motion until acted upon by an outside force; the outside force is negativity. In this case the outside force are the weeds popping up. Daily Awareness to what you are ready to Be and daily choices to act in accordance to and with greater love, health, happiness, security, freedom ( insert your BE state here) creates a body in positive motion. Affirming to yourself through your intentions, your words & your actions all support your positive motion in your "BE State". This positive motion will build momentum and to the extent that you practice daily, that you pull weeds daily, that you affirm and stay connected daily to your best self and act in a manner that honors this state of being is to the extent that the motion will build and build. Each day, each week, each month life will be more effortless, more joyful, more free in every way.

Negativity however is a weed that pops up and if it goes unattended it will sooner than later take over, it will stop your positive motion, it will cause the flowers in your garden to wild and eventually die. Negativity will lull you into doing the same things over and over of living the life of "insanity". Negativity will bring the weight back on, keep the relationships unhappy and keep you always at a distance from BEing that which you are ready to BE Now.

You practice at sports, you practice at your career, you practice at many things but do you practice daily on BEing the person you choose to be, to live the life that you want more of? BE aware, BE at Choice, take daily steps to pull the weeds to keep things growing in a positive motion. The positive momentum will build and before you know it you will make a quantum leap and transform with effortless ease into Be-ing all that you desire now~

With Gratitude and Love~