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Temple Hayes is a Difference Maker, Spiritual Leader, Author, International Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian, Life Rights Advocate, Shamanic Practitioner, and President and Founder of illli.org a life changing online University.

She serves as CEO and Spiritual Leader of First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg,...

Temple Hayes is a Difference Maker, Spiritual Leader, Author, International Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian, Life Rights Advocate, Shamanic Practitioner, and President and Founder of illli.org a life changing online University.

She serves as CEO and Spiritual Leader of First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg, Florida that transcends religious denominations, embraces all ethnicity, and reaches beyond national borders, as well as on the leadership team of the Association of Global New Thought.

She shares weekly inspiration with her listeners on her radio show “The Intentional Spirit” on Unity Online Radio, and is the author of the following books: “The Right to Be You,” “How to Speak Unity,” “When Did You Die?” and the CD motivational series “From Good to Amazing.”


  
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What Is Consciousness?

What Is Consciousness? - Dr. Rev. Temple Hayes

Our consciousness is that to which we pay attention. It is our mental awareness. It can be defined as both the conscious and the subconscious mind and all they embody.

Our consciousness is simply everything we have ever believed and accepted to be the truth about ourselves. We have been told who we are and how to think all of our lives.We can change our consciousness by adding new ideas such as affirmative prayer and meditation.We begin to add new beliefs into our consciousness as we learn how to think for ourselves.

Our new beliefs attract greatness into our lives.The ultimate embodiment of consciousness is knowing God is good all the time.

Divine Order

Divine Order - Temple Hayes
Divine order is scientific and is evident as the Universal Mind flowing through all things.We learn through life’s lessons and experiences that everything is happening right here and right now as it is supposed to happen. We participate with Divine order by using declarations and affirmations to influence events, circumstances and conditions in our world.
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Demonstration

Demonstration - Temple Hayes

The demonstration of our good is evident through the laws of life which are always working.We have the ability to demonstrate and measure our good by being able to see and create what we desire. Many people do not believe they can have what they desire; therefore, they do not ask for what they truly want.They believe that to gain their desires they must rely upon themselves and their limited resources rather than asking God.We say in Unity,“we ask what and leave the how up to God.” How big is our demonstration? How big is our belief and how strong is our faith in God?

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Express Yourself!

Express Yourself!  - Temple Hayes

I am much more fascinated with near-life experiences, however. I do not know what happens when we die. I have a sense of it, yet no deity or God has told me to tell you what happens for sure. As a spiritual leader, I am going to continue to leave that mystery to my Creator. I am more interested in what happens while we are living than I am in spending my life in the unknown of what happens when we die.

I am more interested in not dying while I am living. I am more interested in teaching and facilitating processes that encourage people to have more life experiences rather than near-life experiences, or almost fully living experiences.

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Henry David Thoreau And Life Rights

Henry David Thoreau And Life Rights - Temple Hayes

Henry David Thoreau wrote the book Walden. In it, he shared this inspiration, “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unrecognized in common hours.” Life Rights is a part of my dream!

Thoreau’s freedom was compromised when he was jailed as a result of protesting the United States’ war with Mexico. This event had such a profound impact on him he wrote the famous essay “Civil Disobedience.” In this essay Thoreau wrote “...the state that is created for man whose power comes from the Divine and not the other way around.” Thoreau delivered a powerful message on the importance of freedom in that essay.

I feel Thoreau would have written a little differently today. Respectful of the time, I am not judgmental of his choice of gender specific words. We all have to move past a specific word or phrase to the core intent. We are blessed when we truly acknowledge the Divine Love of God in all regardless of color, gender, sexual preferences...when we know Namaste within and move beyond using the word as friendly greeting. There are many Life Rights violations, abuses of freedom. Our opportunity is right now. “Peace begins right here, right now” with each one of us when we allow the Consciousness of Divinity to emerge. This Divine Consciousness does not fuel the negative emotions surrounding negative events. Violations of Life Rights begin to be diffused with our strengthening consciousness that all life has the right to live their intentions in freedom and peace.

What Is Our Reality?

What Is Our Reality? - Temple Hayes

There is a wonderful quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Many people label their experiences as good and bad, and these labels define their realities. Oftentimes they say,“This is just the way I am. This is my reality.” People may get very comfortable with and accept what they have been told, or state that what is is all there will ever be in their lives.

Reality with a capital R is the absolute truth of God. Reality with a small r is that which we have labeled our truth. We are fortunate when the Reality of God and our reality go hand in hand. We can always change our reality if we are willing to draw from God’s greater truth.

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Are You Awake?

Are You Awake? - Temple Hayes

First, you must realize you are asleep, then you are awake.
Then you must die, so you can be born.
You can not be born until you die and you can not die until you wake.
Jungian psychology


I have always enjoyed the story of a multitude of people with Buddha wanting to know how he was so illumined and how he was such a healer and how he could change the vibration of darkness into light. As everyone was awaiting for the lengthy, complicated answer, he replied,” I am awake.”

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Wisdom Is An Attribute

WISDOM IS AN ATTRIBUTE

The word author-ity is an interesting word.

Some people are the authors of their own lives, they live, they laugh, they learn. They tell a story that includes all factors of their life; the joy and the pain, the triumph and the tragedy.While others are authors of ity-bity stuff and they can’t seem to get out of the rut.

It is so comforting when we start to see how we have become wiser because of the hard work or the determination that we have put forth to improve ourselves. Wisdom is an attribute that we seem to appreciate more because of trial and error or through life experience and challenge. Standing up for who you are is empowering, yet it remains uncommon because most people are followers and do not want to be criticized for being different. In the word en-COURAGE-ment is the word COURAGE..it takes a true dedication to speak up for what you feel and honor your feelings.

Let all the lessons you have endured in your life give you the right to BE.

Why Meditate?

Why Meditate - Temple Hayes

Meditation is essential to students of spirituality. To be still and know is one of our greatest assets in everyday life.

Whether experiencing meditation while sitting with soft music, or walking in meditation near water or at the beach, we are connecting to nature and to ourselves in these moments.

Meditation further develops our ability to see inwardly and to remain peaceful inside, regardless of outside circumstances. We draw from the wisdom that nothing can really happen to us, unless we allow it to happen through us.

Meditation is an amazing practice which clears the way for the “divine knowing” within all people. It creates a sacred space somewhere between what has happened and what is happening, allowing faith to reassure the spirit within. “All is well,” sings my soul.

Painting For Peace

Painting For Peace - Temple Hayes

There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he thought really captured peace, and so he had to choose between them.

One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy, white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

The other picture had mountains, too. But, they were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky from which rain fell, in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.

But upon closer inspection, you could see behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. And nestled in the bush sat a mother bird on a nest. There, in the midst of a storm and the rush of angry water, a mother bird had built her nest and sat upon it.. in perfect peace.

This was the picture that won the prize because the King realized that . . .Peace is not the absence of conflict, not the absence of storms, not the absence of rough waters, but calm and serenity right in the midst of it.

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Life Without Hope May Be Our Best Chance For Peace

Life Without Hope May Be Our Best Chance For Peace - Temple Hayes
Are you, like John Mayer sings, “waiting on the world to change?” Or are you trying, as Gandhi advised, to “be the change that you wish to see in the world?” Maybe, like too many of us, you’re humming that old Dusty Springfield song, “just wishing and hoping and thinking and praying. Planning and dreaming.”This makes me wonder: is the opposite of hope really despair? Or is it participation? Maybe life without hope is a life without waiting and may be our best chance for peace. I know it’s counter intuitive, but here’s why.
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Paradoxical Times

Paradoxical Times - Temple Hayes
We are walking our path in paradoxical times. We hear that the world is waking up, yet we read every day that another life or many lives have been taken by senseless tragedies.
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Does Your Life Need Pruning?

Does Your Life Need Pruning? - Temple Hayes
Rebirthing is a strong part of our life experiences that most people have yet to make a connection with. We die often in this lifetime, and we are born again in this lifetime.
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Why Do We Need To Forgive?

Why Do We Need To Forgive?  - Temple Hayes
Resentment gets re-sent and re-sent in our lives. When we hold discord in our bodies towards someone else, we are affected spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Often, the lack of forgiveness contributes to the lack of abundance and creativity in our lives.
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New Energies Of Possibilities

New Energies Of Possibilities - Temple Hayes
Since life does not go backward, we wake up and get in touch with the possibilities of how we can begin to honor who we really are right now. We pull out the list in our shielded and protected heart and allow the memories to resurface of the individuals we longed to be when we used to play on the playground.
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The Most Involved Are The Most Evolved

The Most Involved Are The Most Evolved - Temple Hayes
I have always loved the statement “The most involved are the most evolved.” I have experienced this as truth so many times in meeting people throughout the country and learning how valuable their spiritual path is to them and the energy they put into it.

Stephen Covey says, “It is easy to say ‘no’ when deep within there is a burning desire to say ‘Yes.’” A number of years ago, I realized that I longed to have my spiritual path be a priority to me and yet I always had reasons to be BUSY and put it off. I lived in the them / me world. Let me get everything else in order and then I will create this special time for myself. Let me help them and then I can help myself.
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Keep It Light

Keep It Light - Temple Hayes
It is so easy to be serious. In the 60s and 70s our mantra was “Live and let live. Live and pay later. Take chances and explain later.” In the 80s and 90s, we became self analytical, explaining and processing and taking all day and all weekend workshops, being positive and anchoring to music or dynamic affirmations.
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Let Your “Higher Self ” Be Your Guide

Let Your “Higher Self ” Be Your Guide - Temple Hayes
We’re all here to develop as individualized expressions of God. We gather and commune with others in different ways to remind ourselves of that very nature. We remind each other that we are Divine and that we’re God’s Beloved. And we recognize the crucial nature of being true to ourselves, and of becoming that authentic self.
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Life Doesn't Accept Ultimatums

Temple Hayes - Life Doesn't Accept Ultimatums
Everything in your life has prepared you for where you are right now. You are where you are supposed to be and when your dream is ready it will appear to you.

The amazing aspect about letting go is that it is powerful. Have you ever let something go and it came back to you in a greater way than what you ever imagined?
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The Enlightened Rebel: BUMPER STICKER TRUTHS

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This story changed my life and I trust it will offer some insight for you as well. It calls us to a greater purpose as an Enlightened Rebel.


A lady was driving down main street, rushing because she was having a very busy day. She was coming upon a traffic light which was turning yellow and when the guy in front of her slammed on his brakes, she was furious. She blew her horn a few times, did some obscene sign language out the window, and acted extremely rageful. By this time a police officer saw what was going on, pulled up behind her, and ultimately pulled her over and took her to jail. In a couple of hours, he came to her jail cell and told her she was free to leave. She said, “I appreciate it, sir, however I still don’t know what I did wrong.” He said “Well, you have to see the experience from my point of view. On the back of your car, you have all these bumper stickers like ‘Let there be peace of earth’, ‘Global oneness’, ‘Love the world’, ‘Mom’s club against anger’ and I assumed whoever was driving could not be the cars’ owner but a thief who was driving a stolen car.”
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