New Definition of American Citizenship

Sept. 6, 2017

Hi everyone,

I published this today on a new site I am developing: Barbara Lucas

In view of yesterday’s and today’s political developments, I thought this different way of defining an American citizen might be helpful. After all, if one reads the letters written by and other publications of  our Founding Fathers, it becomes obvious that they meant for American freedom to spread through out the globe and not be limited to one geographic area.

Please read and consider:

New Definition of American Citizenship

Sept. 6, 2017

Hi everyone,

This website is dedicated to explaining techniques for the healing of the self—you do the work instead of paying professionals to do it for you—of health, financial and career/work concerns.

I believe that anyone anywhere no matter geographic location, or what they or their ancestors did or didn’t do is an American citizen if they live by the standard of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the American Constitution.

That amendment states:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

So. If you grant freedom of religion to yourself, your family, your geographic community and all others; if you grant freedom of speech, of the press, of peaceful assembly and petition to yourself, your family, your geographic community and to all others than you are an American.

For those interested in healing, ask:

  1. Do I practice freedom of speech? Do I speak what’s in my mind and my heart, or do I edit what I say?

2.  Am I constantly trying to win the approval of others instead of speaking my thoughts, my truth?

3. Do I know what my thoughts are? Do I know what my truth is?

4.  Do I support and encourage all others to practice and do the First Amendment?

5. Do I listen—really listen—to what others are saying?

6. Do I practice compassion and empathy?

7.  Do I try—really try—to understand how they came to the conclusions they’re stating?

Yes. I know. There are many, many situations and circumstances that would put your life and the lives of your family and community in great danger if you did this.

Ask yourself:

If it were safe, would I not only practice freedom of speech, of the press, of worship and the right to peaceful assembly and petition, would I, also, support and encourage all others to do likewise?

I urge everyone on my planet and in the multi-verses to begin today to practice being an American citizen, to practice living by the standard of the First Amendment even if the only safe place to do so is in the privacy of your own mind.

Start in your mind; you will be led to ways to practice being an American citizen openly, without fear, in safety and security.

And so it is.

Rev. Barbara


On most Sundays, find Barbara S Lucas at The Center for Spiritual Living West Georgia


Work Worsens

Jan. 27, 2015

Hi Everyone,

About a year or so ago, about the time of the U.S. government shutdown, a group of American federal (government) employees came to me for help.

These are not the folks in Washington, D.C. who earn well over $100,000 a year, but folks earning less than $50,000 a year with families to support.

The loss of income was creating havoc so we asked the angels for help in increasing income.

When the shutdown ended and certain government employees were given their lost wages, the group thought their work troubles were over. They returned yesterday.

Work Worsens
It seems that work has gotten worse. Their stress has multiplied many times. Their quotas—how much they are to get done in an hour—have increased. Their managers and bosses—never pleasant people before—have gotten meaner and nastier. This seems to be the result of recent budget cuts by the Congress; however, none in the group were certain of the cause.

Heart-felt Desires
After much discussion—this took most of Monday—the group decided on three heart-felt desires:

  1. To survive this present circumstance physically, mentally and emotionally healthy and strong
  2. To be kind, compassionate and empathic to all involved in this situation including bosses and managers
  3. And, to have work that brings joy, satisfaction, recognition and the money amounts each prefers.

Yes. A tall order. One that most certainly will take the help of the angels. Let’s ask them now.

Angels of All of Us
Angels of all of us,
We are grateful for your presence. We give thanks for your support and nurturance. Today, we ask for guidance.

Angels of all of us,
We know you are always near and that you know the circumstances and situations of our life. We need not repeat the details. You know them. You witnessed them. You are aware of what is happening in our work life.

We ask for guidance about how to survive and relieve this situation. We ask that you remind us of all the actions we must to do rid ourselves of stress and the ugly thoughts and reactions that occur when humans are overworked and under compensated.  We thank you for these reminders and encouragements.

We ask for support in being kind and compassionate to those who are causing the stressful situations and to all those who are involved in this experience. Help us to respond correctly but pleasantly. Help us to put out the fires instead of expanding them. Help us be the clean, clear waters of peace.

We ask for help in finding work that brings us joy, satisfaction, recognition and the money amounts we prefer. Most of us don’t want to leave our present employer. However, we recognize that this might be necessary. Guide us to the right work environment and work for us. Help us to make good decisions. Help us to let go with ease, doing the least harm possible.

We thank you for helping us meet this challenge and to have serenity. That is, we recognize what we can and cannot change; we do what is necessary for us to be in the flow of love.

And so it is.



Barbara S Lucas, PhD

Please visit the Face Book page for this blog in order to view the poster associated with this message.



Empathy and Being Empathetic

Sept. 22, 2013


Several of you emailed and asked for more information about empathy and being empathetic.


Empathy is the ability to read and understand people.  Empaths sense the truth of how a human and, sometimes animals, really feel.  Empaths know when someone is lying.  They can sense the true motivations of someone’s behavior.   They know when someone is offering constructive support, and when someone’s purpose is to destroy.

As with most human traits, all of us are empathetic; some of us allow this trait to come through weakly, barely even acknowledging its existence; others allow their empathetic ability to be very strong.

Dictionaries usually define empathy as compassion, consideration and deep understanding of others.  In actuality, these traits are the results of empathetic ability.

I am asking that all of us strengthen our empathetic ability and that all of us put our empathy trait to good use as we protect this new way of life we have brought into the world.


In this present time, the great majority of us are exposed to a steady stream of data.  Time and time again, all of us have been mislead, lied to and manipulated to take actions we would normally refuse to even remotely consider.

Often, we have been fed false information by those we trusted and by those to whom we gave dominion over us.

We now have an added responsibility:  we must protect, nurture and support this new thing, this new way of life, this new being we have brought, are bringing or have an intense desire to bring into the world.

We need our empathetic ability to help us meet this new responsibility.  The fact is that not everyone supports us, or the new thing we are birthing and protecting.

Observe Syria and other societies that have or are attempting to bring forth something new: not everyone in these societies welcomes this new idea.   Strong empathetic ability would help the people of these societies identify who to trust and who to beware of.

Realizing this, we turn, again, to the angels for help.

Request to the angels

I speak to the angels for all of us.

Angels of all of us,

Thus is Rev. Barbara.  I speak for all of us on the planet Earth who desire a planet where all enjoy health, prosperity and friendship; and where all can grow and expand the talents, gifts, skills Life gave to us; where all of us can achieve the calling that has been placed on our life.

I speak for all of us who now know that being an empath is a gift from God, that all of us were given this gift and that this gift can be a very powerful force for the good.

Angels of all of us, we recognize the gift of empathetic ability.  We know this ability is real, that it exists and that it’s true.  We know that each of us has this gift.  As with all spiritual gifts, it exists inside of us.  We already have it; it has and will always be.

Angels of all of us, we ask for guidance to bring this gift to our physical world.  We believe this gift will help us make good choices.  We receive this gift now.  We receive the gift of being our true Self now; this Self includes strong empathetic ability.

We are grateful for a way to know the truth when we hear it.

Therefore, angels of all of us, please help us know when our empathetic ability is giving us information and guidance.  Help us to accept the data it’s providing.  Please guide us in whatever way we receive clear, focused, understandable communication from you.

We know that accepting and using empathetic gifts helps us become stronger, more powerful healers.  For we know, that when we heal the Self, our world, also, heals.

Thank you, angels of all of us; thank you for helping us.

Peace to all,

Rev. Barbara