Here's Anne Sermons Gillis' 07/27/2021 newsletter, The EZ Secret: Tips on Living in EZ

Published: Tue, 07/27/21

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The Anne Report brings you up to date on Anne’s latest activities. The Main Article, The Human Condition, gives us some clues about how we can handle life’s unexpected curves. Today’s Anne Talk is Wisdom. Anne shares her thoughts on how to gain wisdom with the congregation of Unity Bay Area Houston. Click to see Anne’s Art. Today’s Dr. Money Talk is Where is the Prosperity Corner of the Universe? Watch to see how Anne shows you exactly how to find this special place. Click to see the Quotes, Quips, & Thoughts. The Featured Product This Month highlights Anne’s fourth book, Words Make a Difference. Click to learn about EZosophy. Click to learn about Anne’s Abundance Affirmations. Click for Shareables From Anne. Click to learn about Anne’s Schedule. Click to Schedule Anne. Click to learn about Anne’s Services.

Anne’s 8 Word Miracle Mantra: “Everything can be EZ or at least EZier.  Anne Sermons Gillis

The EZ Secret Newsletter
“Read What You Can, When You Can”

Living EZosophy, July 27, 2021
Published Weekly on Tuesday Mornings

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Quotes, Quips, & Thoughts Dr. Money Talk
Featured Product This Month Abundance Affirmations
What is EZosophy? Shareables From Anne

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  The Anne Report

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We had a wonderful time in Chattanooga, visiting my son-in-law’s mother, Kathie Wann. The boys pronounced “Chattanooga” a different way every time they said it. “Shadanooka.” Precious. We went to the aquarium. The penguins were smaller than I thought and lively. There was one side devoted to ocean life and another devoted to river life. Much to my dismay, the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is the second largest in the world. Tennessee is at the center of America’s inland diversity. Their rivers, creeks, and lands harbor the most diverse temperate plant and animal communities on earth. It took more than a couple of hours to speed through and see everything. That was about all we could take!

We also visited the Chattanooga Zoo. Thomas said it was good that the jaguars lived in the zoo because if they didn’t, they probably would have been ate-ed (his pronunciation) or hanging on the wall. Unfortunately, jaguars, along with all large cats, are on the endangered species list. We visited a large city park with an old-fashioned carousel and a water feature. It was quite the trip, with a seven-hour drive home. Thomas was car sick on the way home and threw up twice. Poor kid. He looked miserable, but he eventually perked up and was fine. And that’s it for the Anne Report.

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  Main Article

The Human Condition

Learning our way around in a human body is puzzling, complex, and rewarding, most of the time. I crept, and sometimes ran, through life, and though I became aware of more and more possibilities, it took time for me to fully understand the power of my mind. In college I learned William Glasser’s Reality Therapy and Choice Therapy. I was excited to know about choices. I studied positive mind psychology and went to positive thinking rallies, but it was only when I was in a relationship that tested my reality and my sanity that these theories came into play.

I was in relationship with a man who lied about almost everything. It was more than just a relationship; I am embarrassed to say we were married. That’s another story, but, in my defense, as if I need one, it was a rebound relationship. He convinced my mind, this charismatic con man, of all kinds of things, but always my gut knew better. I wanted to believe him, but my body and my unrelenting anxiety knew that his truths were peppered with fraudulent claims. He was devoted and loving to me. He helped me with so many life tasks: ran errands, took care of the lawn. I couldn’t imagine life without him. Life was too daunting to face alone, but his help and love came with a price tag – my sanity. My reality teetered as I stood on the side of a perpetual black hole. I felt irrational, anxious, and fearful. We were financially entangled, and money was my Achilles heel. Unbeknownst to me, he ran up my credit cards, sought expensive medical care we could not afford, and depleted my savings. I remember riding down the road in my grey Chevrolet and, as I reached for my radio, something clicked in. I no longer had to be at the effect of his lies. I was not yet brave enough to divorce him, but I had the courage and power to think and act a different way. It was as if the low point in my life assembled everything I read and studied and gave them back to me as a superpower – the power to choose.

Eventually I divorced him, thank God, but the lesson of choice never left. I rejoiced. I now had the key to the Universe; I could choose my reaction to life and even influence outcomes. What a relief, this magic of choice, but if choice was the key, why was my life not getting better? I might be steadier, but I still faced mountains I had never imagined. I climbed each one, looking for the key to fix what was wrong with me and my life, but as soon as I propped up one area of my life, another fell apart. Eventually I began to find the real magic. There was no key; life is to be faced one moment at a time, and if I would dwell in the source of who I was, and stay radically present, insurmountable problems became stepping-stones to greater states of peace and power.

I understood why great teachers answer a question with a question. Students want to know the how to’s of life, but the true teacher knows that hunting for answers to life’s dilemmas is a detour. Trying to solve problems is not the answer. The answer lies in a space that recognizes that, at the deepest level, problems do not exist. In looking back, I could see that those grave moments of despair drove me deeper into myself and gave me the courage to surrender to the unknown.

Learning not to look for the key to life’s problems gives us a tremendous freedom. It frees up our energy. Figuring things out, making sure we are not being taken advantage of, trying to be important, not looking like a fool, all this requires searching, answers, and protection. It is all a burden we were never meant to carry. Life is simpler. The only thing we need to cover is the now moment. Our egoic mind loves our burdens. They give us an identity and can even make us seem special. Martyrs are respected and admired for what they came through, but we do not need a dilemma to shine in the glory of who we are. A Course in Miracles states that simplicity is difficult for twisted minds, and, while life is complex, there is always a simple or simpler road we can follow through our complexity. My deceased sister informed me, when I was young, that self-realization can occur in anyone. We do not have to be important, learned, or even wise; we just need to be present for our life. I did not believe her then. But now, years later, I know what she tried to tell me. Life is not what we think it to be; it is what it is, and that is okay. The power to choose is but a road sign pointing us to wholeness. My favorite thought these days is, “Drop it. Drop it. Drop it.” I do not always succeed, but I find that when I drop the need to see life as a problem to be solved, stop hunting for a fix, and follow my drop it suggestion, that everything in my life becomes EZier and EZier.

  Quotes, Quips, & Thoughts

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  Featured Product This Month

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“Books are waiting to be written. Thus, it was my privilege to bring this book to the world. It brought with it such grace and love. Words Make a Difference sparkles with aliveness and blessing and delivers the perfect information under perfect timing. We are called not only to heal ourselves and those around us, we are destined to hold a vision for the world. This book commands us to be architects of a brave new future and lights a path for us to follow.” Anne Sermons Gillis

Order Words Make a Difference from the website or call me at 713.922.0242 to order directly from me. The price is $16.95 plus $3.99 shipping, for a total of $20.94.

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  What is EZosophy?

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  Anne Talk


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Today’s Anne Talk is Wisdom. Anne shares her thoughts on how to gain wisdom with the congregation of Unity Bay Area Houston. Time: 27:00

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  Anne’s Art

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  Dr. Money Talk

Where is the Prosperity Corner of the Universe?

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Today’s Dr. Money Talk is Where is the Prosperity Corner of the Universe? Watch to see how Anne shows you exactly how to find this special place. 5:54

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  Abundance Affirmations

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This group is a place to post uplifting affirmations and thoughts about prosperity and abundant living. Let’s create a right relationship with money so that we feel comfortable about money. Let’s use money as it’s meant to be used, and not as a way to accumulate power or to fill a void. We don’t need money to buy more stuff. We need it to create a world that works for everyone. We want to cast off old beliefs of lack and reclaim our natural state of abundance. Anne, AKA Dr. Money, posts a nightly goodnight video for the prosperity team, and everyone who watches those videos becomes a part of the prosperity team.

  Shareables From Anne

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The World’s Best Weight Loss Secret

Thought Freedom

40 Days to Abundance

The EZosophy Vows

Vows of Seriousness

Anne’s Conscious Christmas Carols

  Anne’s Schedule

Replay dates/times of Anne’s prerecorded Dr. Money interview on The Funniest Thing! Show, with Darrell and Ed

Friday, August 6, 2021
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Saturday, August 7, 2021
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Sunday, August 8, 2021
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