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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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Sacred Warrior: LIFE’S ASSIGNMENT—HAPPINESS

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French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin believed we are not human beings having a spiritual experience.


We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

I would like to add the more spiritual you become in your awareness, the more you are connected to your humanity. You embrace at a deep level the value of ‘all of you.’ The thoughts, the feelings, the joy, and the depth. You become totally comfortable with your-self. It is essential as a Difference Maker to be comfortable with yourself.

Life is an ongoing destination of learning, yet there is an arrival place — it’s called happiness. With happiness you draw from the core of your being, which is produced and renewed from ‘something’ much greater than who you are. Even though your life may take many twists and turns, the inner happiness you experience is always a non-negotiable.
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Sacred Warrior: ENERGY IS KEY

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Change your energy and your life will change. It’s a simple truth


The easiest way to measure your beliefs in the power of this truth is to notice if you are feeling disconnected or drained rather than energized or impassioned about your life.

The flow of life cannot reach you if you are blocked with layers and layers of protection.Or if your attitude is of a fixed position. Or if you are unwilling to start waking up so new energy can flow through you.

As long as you believe you are the producer of your own energy, you will often be tired and weary and feel there is never enough. You do, of course, play a significant role in creating and maintaining your own energy by getting proper rest and nutrition. However, you are not the producer of your own vibrant energy any more than you had to think about breathing today before you took your first breath.
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Sacred Warrior: PRESENCE

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Ernest Holmes was a Sacred Warrior. He spoke what he believed, and the world benefited immensely.

While attending a well-known garden in California and viewing and experiencing all the beauty around him, he came upon a struggling little plant. Ernest went up to the grounds keeper and said, “Hi, I am Ernest Holmes, where are the people in charge?”

The young man looked somewhat puzzled as he pointed to the offices on the second floor of a large building. Ernest instructed him to get the individuals in management to come and see him. In a few minutes, a few men came walking towards Ernest in their suits and ties and Ernest said, “Hi, I am Dr. Ernest Holmes and I would like to know what you are doing about this little plant?” The men looked somewhat baffled, but suddenly located a water hose and some fertilizer and began to take care of the little plant.

When the efforts were completed and the men had left, Ernest went over to the little plant and knelt down. He said, “I told you I would take care of you, didn’t I?”

The power of life is everywhere and in everything like plants and all living creatures. Ernest knew the intelligence of life is all around us, and as a Sacred Warrior he changed people and circumstances at depth. A Sacred Warrior is called to service in day-to-day life. More often than not the Sacred Warrior is willing to speak what very few are willing to say.

The Sacred Warrior possesses a willingness to honor the deep connection to the Divine, while at the same time no longer driven by an energy or desire to fit in with what is the norm or maintain the status quo.

This article is an excerpt from my new book: Being A Difference Maker: A Guide For Living Life Out Loud. 

Loving Life,

 

Sacred Warrior: Living Truth

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The sky is not the limit; it is just the beginning of the Sacred Warrior path.
We start in the East with the strength of a mountain below and an aerial view of the endless sky. From here, we step into the now of the present moment. We see further and with greater distance to gain a clearer perspective of our lives. We understand the mission is greater than our egos. When we think of Sacred Warriors, we think of those who can communicate with presence and power—Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King. Fearless spirits who have shone light on the darkest places. Strong believers grounded in Truth who changed the world through the kindness of their actions.
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You are a Difference Maker: The World Needs You

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You are a Difference Maker. You dare. You dream. You DO. You are unique in a world where people too often stop at dreaming or never dare to dream at all.

Difference Makers are alive with passion. We see dreams as visions — a sacred spiral, a chrysalis, a circular path to growing. It’s the metamorphosis of soul, an evolutionary process in the cycle of becoming who we are meant to be. The more our dreams align with nature and the natural flow of life, the more authentic we become. It’s how we transform ourselves and discover our true purpose.

This is the butterfly effect. Something as small as the flutter of one butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a tsunami of good around the world.
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What Role Does Science Play In Our Lives?

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Science simply means that a condition proves itself. Our lives prove to us each day that we are working within laws and principles,and the more we become in tune with these truths, the greater the magic expresses in our lives. The law of attraction is always working and is always proving itself to the mind of the beholder.

There are no accidents and no coincidences in our lives. Life doesn’t just “happen” unless we have agreed to make it so. A loving person lives in a loving world,a thankful person lives in a thankful world,an angry person lives in an angry world and a victim always experiences reasons to be sorry.
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United We Stand; Divided We Are Merely A Distraction

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I find it interesting that when this quote first came to me a few years ago I thought of it relative to organizations, communities, societies or families. As time went on, I realized this statement is most significant when it comes to my life experiences as a gay person.

United I stand, divided I am merely a distraction.

I was divided as a teenager when I realized that I was much more drawn to women rather than men. I had feelings for a young woman a little older than me yet the church said I was going to hell. My grandmother actually mourned when I was almost 14 that she would not see me in heaven. Here I was without even a driver’s permit and my grandmother is telling her former favorite granddaughter that she would not see me in heaven. A part of me died a little and felt divided.

The deeper truth of the matter was when I was 10 years old, my mother was accused of having an affair. We lived in a small southern town and to this day, I still do not know if it was true or an accusation. What is true is in the 60’s the South was just like they featured  in the famous film ‘Prince of Tides’. We put things under a rug and don’t look back. We don’t talk about anything that makes us uncomfortable. We medicated before we meditated. We have so many untold secrets and some of the secrets keep us up at night.  When this accusation happened involving my mom, I was sent up North to be with family and my mom was sent to a mental hospital and was gone for a long time. They used those barbaric shock treatments on her and she was never the same. She returned with very little of her memory in place and has experienced physical difficulties due to those methods. We never spoke of these events again. I certainly tried to but no one would engage. 

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KAHLIL GIBRAN: Good And Evil

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Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil. For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters. You are good when you are one with yourself. Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil. For a divided house is not a den of thieves; it is only a divided house.

And a ship without rudder may wander aimlessly among perilous isles yet sink not to the bottom. You are good when you strive to give of yourself. Yet you are not evil when you seek gain for yourself. For when you strive for gain you are but a root that clings to the earth and sucks at her breast. Surely the fruit cannot say to the root, “Be like me, ripe and full and ever giving of your abundance.” For to the fruit giving is a need, as receiving is a need to the root. You are good when you are fully awake in your speech, Yet you are not evil when you sleep while your tongue staggers without purpose. And even stumbling speech may strengthen a weak tongue. You are good when you walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps. Yet you are not evil when you go thither limping. Even those who limp go not backward.
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What Do We Mean By Mind?

What Do We Mean By Mind?

We often affirm,“There is one life, that life is God and that life is our life right now.”There is one mind and it is expressing in us,as us and through us.There is one power, one mind and one life in all that we see.

Just as the sun beams light in and around all things, mind is everywhere present. On the spiritual dimension,all of our minds are connected through the One. If something is happening to some of us, on some level it is happening to all of us. We are the tapestry of all that is and continues to be in the mind of God.

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True (TRUTH) Leadership

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All of us can help our society by holding ourselves to high standards. This does not mean holding someone accountable for what he or she said twenty-five years ago. This is unnatural and spiritually wrong. Who among us doesn’t have issues we have needed to forgive and asked to be forgiven from twenty-five years ago?

These types of issues cause an insanity that saps our energy because they bring up the feeling (from a deep layer of the emotional body) that we do not deserve to be forgiven. It costs all of us the ability to believe that life moves forward rather than backward. And when we as a society are part of the process by publicly seeing people put down because of something they said more than twenty-five years ago, we are all zapped at our core because it feeds our own feeling that we are unforgivable and cannot move forward.

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The Power of No Is My Inner Guide

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The first time I took a drink of alcohol coming into my 14th year of life, I became very sick for a few days and the first time I smoked cigarettes, I stayed in the bed for several days. My inner guide shouted throughout every cell and fiber of my being, “This is a NO for you.” With my family history, I was destined some would say to be an addict. And yet, I fed the lion and rebel inside of me because I was too determined to not listen to anyone’s advice. You may think not taking the advice of other people would be admirable yet what I have lived to learn is you always want to listen and take the advice of your inner awareness. 

Spiritually, I suffered greatly for those 15 years because I heard No and kept going. I did everything I could to drink and drink better. I took speed and smoked pot and any supplements I could take to keep my high longer and yet at the end of every day, I still heard no. 

Intuition for humans is like instincts for animals. We have a natural rhythm which guides us with every choice and decision we make. When we do not listen, the pain is so much greater and over time the voice which once shouted becomes faded and dim. Intuition is like a muscle, the more you use it the more you have it. You become toned and tuned one would say and your inner advice will never let you down. 

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Realization - GPS God Personalized System

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Miracles are described as what happens when we wake up one day and “we are there,” we have achieved or arrived at a place in our lives we previously thought to be difficult or nearly unattainable. It seems to be a miracle because we do not recall all the necessary steps it took to get us there.

A realization is when we have an awakening, or an Ah-Ha moment which will free us from an old paradigm of limitation and sorrow. There is a saying: If we knew better, we would have done better.When we have a realization, we are able to do better because we are no longer in our own way.
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Clean Our Light

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Dr. Bertice Berry, an incredible award winning author tells a story of when she was 12 until graduating from high school, she cleaned houses to make money. One time an elderly lady told her, “Bertice you got to clean the light.” She asked her, “what do you mean?” And the lady told her “you must clean the main light. Look around the light in the entrance way. Nobody ever gets up high and cleans the main chandelier.” She got the ladder after she was told this and cleaned the main light in the entrance way. Later in  the day the man of the house entered and said “WHOA, this house has never been cleaned so good. Take care of this girl and pay her extra.”

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Life Without A Zip Code

Life Without A Zip Code

You can go to great lengths to properly box your package, write your handwritten letter or send in a bill through the postal service.

However, if you do not have the five digits called the zip code or even if you have it one number off, it winds up in the ethers never arriving anywhere specifically and it may be months or even longer before your package is discovered. 

Often we are working with the law of attraction and waiting for our divine packages to arrive yet we are not fully aligned with the highest and best energy for our soul to deliver our full package

As a soul, you are coded with divine intelligence and all which is necessary to be you including all the experiences, the moments and parts to be absolutely complete in every way. When the orange tree is coming out as a seed, it is coded to be an orange tree, it is destined to be a tree as an orange not a lemon or grapefruit. Not as anything else but an orange. It does not spend  any of its creative time longing to be something different than what it is.  

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There is a significant difference between being born and being birthed.

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As I continue to celebrate the joy, power and privilege of life, I have made some great discoveries regarding being born and being birthed.

Being born is nature and natural and you were born due to the energy and effort someone was willing to put into carrying you and releasing you. Once you are supported and moving past your teenage years, you do not need to be carried by anyone else. Your soul purpose is to become a self actualized individual based upon what you agreed to before you showed up. As long as you are in bondage or needing to be carried or needing to be approved of by anyone else, you will never know true freedom. More than likely you will settle for mediocrity.

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Moving From the Hole into the Whole

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You yourself are the eternal energy which appears as the universe. 
You didn’t come into this world, 
you came out of it like a wave from an ocean.
--Alan Watts


How and when did we lose our intimacy to our beloved Creator, to one another, to all living things but most importantly to ourselves?

How did we evolve by not evolving to forget that we are born out of this earth and therefore all of creation is truly one?

Where do we begin to die, live and be reborn to remember this quest of life we are so fortunate to be part of? 

Perhaps when we look at the word intimacy, this is the first place where we either could use more insight, more respect or maybe some deeper reverence. The word intimacy in the Temple Hayes dictionary which translates into--IN-TO-ME-SEE-- is a simplistic way to identify with our relationship with life. While so many people in the world are longing to grow up, longing to understand life’s meaning, perhaps aching to release addictions, not really wanting to die while they are living, feeling drained and disconnected, there is always going to be common truths no matter what anyone ever tells you--we all long to be loved, valued and respected.

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The Meaning of Resurrection Especially in These Times

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First you must realize you are asleep, then you wake up, then you die so you may be born. You cannot be born until you die and you cannot die until you wake up.
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There are traditions across the world which celebrate Easter and the joy of Christ being risen. Storytelling is one of the most ancient natural medicines we have for the healing of our hearts and our soul. The Easter story is so powerful yet it deepens who we are in our humanity when we allow the story to be personal for ourselves. How can we allow the Christ consciousness to be born within us? 

During these unpredictable and uncertain times we are living in, we are all called to rise up. We have a profound, once in a lifetime moment to seize this window of a universal time out to quiet the noise in our minds and allow a greater connection of God to be experienced in our lives. 

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Too Blessed to be Stressed?

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Did you know that if you spell stressed backwards the word is dessert? Do you remember when you were a child all that mattered was the fun parts and all the chores and grown up stuff could be saved to last? As a matter of fact we had such a look of dread written all over our faces when we were asked to come in from playing with our friends or we had to wait before we could play. So how did we get to be so important that we do not create the time to still play in our lives. Is the issue that we are more important? What if I told you I believe the issue is we have become non-important. We are so unimportant to ourselves that we have made everything and everyone more significant than we are and we have forgotten the value and necessity of desserts. Often in our society today, too many people are doing things and staying busy without fulfillment and joy. Too many people are on automatic pilot without consciously choosing to participate with decisions which are necessary in order to have a life in which in college we would have written home about. We have forgotten that we are here to enjoy our journey and savor each and every day.

We all know the mantra there is good stress and bad stress and what a brilliant way of making another reason as to why we have forgotten to enjoy our lives. Regardless of whether it is good stress or bad stress…it’s still stress and it accelerates the head chatter, the bad eating habits, the lack of sleep and all the other elements which go with stress. We can intellectualize stress and explain what type it is yet our body still feels it and doesn’t understand why we are so out of balance with it. 

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Power of Faith

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People often ask me about the power of faith. How can I have faith in the midst of such uncertainty?

I read a story recently which describes what human faith is. Human faith is when you go to someone that you don't know and you tell them about a problem that you have, and they write a prescription that you can't read, and you take it to a pharmacist whom you've never met, and they make a compound. They hand it to you and you put it in your body with all the trust in the world. Yes, human faith is a very interesting dynamic. The question is what do we put our faith in? And, don’t we owe it to ourselves to explore beyond human faith to work with spiritual faith using natural laws? 

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Namaste

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“The God within me meets and recognizes the God within you” is the basic meaning of the word namaste.

Though we all seek different paths and adapt to our own unique beliefs, we are all made of the same energy and essence of God. Our life force as humans is the same. We have discovered among indigenous people of the world, that though they lived in separate countries and did not have the means to communicate, they shared similar rituals.We have the immense ability to connect with the human heart beyond language and geographical borders.

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