Pretty Boys, Pretty Girls, Pretty Words

March 2, 2017

Hi Everyone,

These sayings might be helpful at this time:

1. “When a leopard changes its spots, hide!” Jeremiah 13:23

2. “By their fruit, you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:20

I gave a talk several months ago, in which I said that we, the people, have the most important job of all jobs: we select the leader we will follow.

I, also, said that the way to select this leader is to ignore her/his looks and pay attention to what the words and actions of the would-be leader produce. In fact, most of the time, it’s necessary to ignore their words and to only concentrate on the results those words bring forth.

Recall the blog I wrote about charismatic leaders: they are excellent readers of people. They instantly know if you will be useful to them and how to use you to benefit them. They instantly know the words to speak and promises to make that will cause you not to realize what the charismatic leader is really up to.

Be not swayed by pretty boys, pretty girls, and pretty words.

Ask the angels to alert you to the truth.

And so it is.

Rev. Barbara

Ask the Angels










Choosing Leadership

Hello Everyone,

What if the solution to the world’s problems is for leaders and followers to exchange roles? That is, followers become leaders; leaders become followers.

Until recently, the strategy was for most of the world’s people to be followers.

This was fine with us followers. We would rather do what we do than be burdened with all the tasks leaders must do.

However, many followers are looking down the road to the place where current leaders are taking us and saying, “Ahha. I don’t think so.”

 The Follower’s Job

We did our job as followers: we carefully selected the leaders who seemed to know what to do to bring us the elements of life we prefer. We gave them the support they demanded, and then went on our way hoping that somehow, someway we would get what we wanted.

This strategy isn’t working. Most followers aren’t getting their preferences and requirements.

What if we did something new? What if today’s followers became leaders?

All of us. Right now.

What if we took whatever leadership roles required to bring forth the newness we desire?

What if we stopped waiting for others to do something, but, instead, we became decision makers about what to do, when and where and how?

Becoming a Leader

Oh, I don’t mean nationally or internationally, but what if in our communities and families instead of playing the role of follower, we adopted the role of leader?

What would our life look like if we made the change?

This is such a new idea for me that I don’t know what to image, but I know a group of people who does: the angels. I’m asking the angels to show us and guide us.

Angels of All of Us

Angels of all of us,

We are so very grateful that you are part of our life. We are thankful for your guidance, support and protection. We give thanks each time we see a glimpse of you or feel your presence.

Angels, we are simply so very grateful for your being here.

Thank you for the new idea of stepping out of our role as followers and into a role of leadership.

Today, we consider that change.

Until now, we have been content with being a follower. We have done the work of follower with ease. Now, however, we are considering a change.

We are giving serious thought to being a leader, to adopting a leadership role.

Not only do we not know how to do this, we don’t know if this is wise. After all, most humans are followers. Yet, here we are considering a change.

The Trimmings of Leadership

At the moment, we’re not focused on the trimmings of leadership: the money, the attention, the possessions, the relationships; rather we are concerned about the tasks of leadership, about what goes on behind closed doors, about the deal making and about the world view that leaders must have to be effective.

Our real concern is not the name we are called or the role we play, but the results we bring forth. Our main question “Is being a leader the best way to bring forth our preferences?” gets answered.

We are grateful for all the insight you bring to us. We are thankful that we are led to the change that is best for us.

We are grateful that no matter which role we play—follower or leader—your guidance, nurturance and support helps us be the best.

And so it is.



Barbara S Lucas, PhD


Master of Truth Recognition, pt 3

Aug. 17, 2014


We’ve finished part of one of becoming a Master of Truth Recognition. We’ve:

  1. Acknowledged that we’re creations of God, and therefore, are endowed with the qualities and characteristics of God
  2. Identified our special gifting of talents, abilities and skills
  3. Accepted that each of us is meant to be: leader, sage, creative, partner, or lover and have taken steps to be whichever one is us
  4. Established the environment that causes us to be our best Self

Part 2

Part 2 begins with each of us admitting what is so for us. This is no easy task.

Most of us don’t know our personal truth.

In July, I became so ill I had to seek medical help. I did what the doctors told me to do: “Take your meds, crawl into bed, and stay there”, and I did what I always do when in difficulty: I asked the Universe to reveal what I had done, or hadn’t done to create the trouble.

As a result, I’ve been led to do a tremendous amount of forgiveness work, past life explorations and present life questioning. And, in so doing, have discovered that many of the choices I’ve made were done to please others instead of making decisions that use my bundle of gifts and fulfill my purpose for coming here to the planet at this time.

In other words, I buried my truth and instead, dwelt on what is so for others.

Many of you have done likewise and are unaware that you’ve done so.

We definitely need help from the angels to uncover our personal truth.

Ask the Angels

Angels of all of us,

We give thanks that we are becoming masters of truth recognition. We now know that we are creations of God and have the abilities of God. Daily, we improve our abilities to identify and use these abilities.

We give thanks for our special bundle of talents, abilities and skills. We rejoice that we know our specialness and recognize that each person is special. We are so grateful that we now know that we are either a leader, sage, creative, supporter or lover. It is a relief to know our place and what we are to do and be.

We now ask that our personal truth be revealed to us. We ask that we easily and effortlessly recognize what isn’t so for us and let it go.

We fill the space that formed when we let go of what isn’t so with what is so for us and with peace, calm, health and prosperity.

We thank you for your presence in our everyday world, for your constant guidance and for our recognition of truth in all its many forms.

And so it is.



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