About Love M. Powers

I am a lover of life and passionate about learning, growing, evolving, sharing and helping people. I created DareTruthLove.com to bring together conscious, caring, passionate, adventurous lovers of unlimited living into a community where we can have a lot of fun loving and supporting each other.

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As the Organizer of the Dare Truth Love! PDX and Dare Truth Love! ATX meetup groups, I am announcing that due to personal circumstances, I will have to close down both meetup groups on September 8, 2019 until probably this fall.

This means the September 1, 2019 meetup for Dare Truth Love! ATX is being canceled. I’m so sorry. I’m in the Portland area and some things have unexpectedly come up. So I won’t be able to make it back to Austin in time for this event. 

I have every intention of restarting the groups once I am able to create a full calendar of talks, workshops and events so you can start experiencing the magic of the Dare Truth Love! adventure right when you join next time.

I apologize for not being able to get these groups going at this time. It’s simply a timing issue that will be resolved.

If you’d like to re-join Dare Truth Love! when the groups re-open

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It’s been an amazing wild ride for me and I can’t wait to share it with you and see who else wants to join me for one of the most challenging, fun, loving adventures of a lifetime.

Wanna help me make Dare Truth Love! the best community/group ever?

I want to give you what you want! So please tell me what you want when you send your SUBSCRIBE email. Seriously. I want to know what you’d like to see happening in this group, an intentional community being started from scratch.

You have all the say in the world!

If this were your group or community (which hopefully it will be if there’s a fit), who would you want in this group with you? Describe them? What do they look like? How do they think? What are their core values? Are they spiritual? Agnostic? Atheist? Democrat? Republican? Open-minded? What do you want to be doing together as a group? What kind of group mission could you come up with? How about rules? Want rules for the group? What kind of rules? How often should the group get together? What kind of events do you wanna have? Do you want to host, lead or help at any of our events? What do you want to do? Could you see this group becoming an intentional community that lives together as we love, care for and share in responsibilities within the community? And together help in a shared mission of global/universal work in service creating greater awareness, higher consciousness and more love within every individual we touch? Can you see Dare Truth Love! as an international community inspiring more love, positivity and passion everywhere and within everyone?

I really want to know in detail what your desires and expectations are. And what you definitely DON’T want any part of. For example, pornography will not be advocated in our community. Tantra will be encouraged and taught. The basis of this group is authentice healthy living surrounded by love, positivity, accountability and lots of fun! Deep connections! Deep, solid connections will be created within this group that will last lifetimes! Please share your ideas no matter how menial, crazy or grand. We want to give you what you want at Dare Truth Love!

 

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Hell Yeah + a Heart Yes

If I am going to commit my time and energy to a project, it’s gotta be a “Hell Yeah!” plus a “Heart Yes”. It’s gotta be both, or it’s a “BIG NO!” This is how I will avoid a hot mess.

I gotta be super passionate about it or else my interest will fade. So that’s why I say it has to be a “Hell Yeah!” If I’m not excited about it, I’m not gonna waste my time.

Plus, it’s super important to me that I stay in integrity with my soul intentions. Because I let my soul lead in everything I do, I have to check in with my heart to be sure I’m also getting a yes from my soul (so ego doesn’t take over).

So that’s my double-check on anything (or person) I choose to put a lot of time and energy into.

How do you decide what to focus your time and energy upon? Please comment. I’d love to know! Lots of love to you…till next time.

Raise standards. Say no to anything less than great.

by Love M. Powers
www.DareTruthLove.com

After reading Derek Sivers most recent blog post (which I posted here on my site as well, so if you haven’t read it, click here to open it in a new window so you can read it) I am so glad that he has reminded me about raising my standards…

#3. Raise standards. Say no to anything less than great.

Every person that doesn’t rejuvenate me and make me feel better, say no. Blacklist them. Banned. Not allowed in, not even for a minute. No explanation needed. No compromise. No favors. Done. Gone.

More fountains, less drains.

Every thing I’m doing that isn’t good for me. Every thing I’m eating or drinking that isn’t making me more healthy. Stop. Say no.

This even means saying no to half-ass conversations that are not whole-hearted and unconflicted. People that are “fine” and I “kill time” with, but don’t actually love and actively enjoy? Nope. Not good enough.

Doing this gave me a huge feeling of self-worth. Setting the bar really high for something to take my time.

It means more empty time, but that leaves room for POSSIBILITY!

Empty time has the POTENTIAL to be filled with nourishing and awesome new actions and people, whereas filling it with half-ass things and people kills all that potential and possibility.

I am recommitting to staying focused on saying no to anything less than great! Anything less is simply not a very good use of my time and is not taking me to where I want to go fast enough. Not that I’m in a super big hurry, but I’m certainly ready to make some great things happen.

Derek’s article made me think about some very recent times I sat and listened to less than inspiring talk from negative people instead of just saying, “You know, I just don’t have time for this negativity.”

I guess I just wanna be nice. But being that kind of nice is wasting my time when I could be spending that time working toward my business and personal goals or hanging out with inspiring, successful mentors or people I love and enjoy.

Speaking of people I love and enjoy, I’ve had an online dating profile up for a while to find a guy I’d enjoy spending time with. But no luck so far. As of today, I’ve decided to remove my profile and stay focused on my business goals and let love find me. No more online dating to distract me.

A thought that comes to my mind is “Why am I spending time with the kind of people who do not inspire me?” The answer is “I need to find more inspiring, positive, successful people to hang out with because I don’t have enough of them in my life.”

So I’m taking action to connect with the kind of people who will motivate me.

I found an ad on Craiglist placed by a young, successful entrepreneur for a personal assistant to help him for 3 hours a week. I figure that this works well for me because it’s minimal time commitment from me working on his stuff so I can focus most of my time working on my stuff.

I got the job! Because I’m different, he said. I liked hearing that.

The really cool thing about this guy is that he wants to help his assistant with their personal goals so he can help them be successful and not have to work for him anymore. There are not too many business people out there like that.

And…he wants to hang out, when we have free time, outside of work to cultivate the relationship into something stronger than just a business acquaintance type of relationship. That is also a rarity.

Most business people are not that interested in helping the people who work for them personally (they’re usually just looking at how that person can serve their business needs), let alone want to spend time with them outside of work to get to know them on a more personal level.

I like that. And I know some of you might be thinking, “Yeah, that guy probably has ulterior motives.” But actually we are both artists and genuinely like to help people. We have quite a few things in common. And he, like me, wants to cultivate more meaningful relationships, whether they’re business or personal.

These days with Facebook, Twitter and other social media, people don’t have to make much effort to connect with people. I’m finding very few people want to have real conversations anymore, and rarely in person. So I welcome it when someone I respect and admire wants to spend some one-on-one time with me.

Derek Sivers’ blog post is well timed. I’m already on my way to taking action on raising my standards and saying no to anything less than great. Reminds me of his “No more yes. It’s HELL YEAH! or no,” blog post that I absolutely loved. If you haven’t read it, check it out. It’ll change what you say yes to.

Getting Out of a Bad Place [by Derek Sivers]

This was actually a private email to a good friend. But he loved it and forwarded it to some people, and they all suggested I should post it on my site.


Hey B –

A few months ago I was in a really bad place.

Really upset ALL the time about the whole situation.

Couldn’t think straight. Very reactionary.

Wanting to make some big drastic change, just to ease the discomfort of uncertainty — that pain of living with an unknown future.

You’re definitely in that place now. So here’s how I got out. Maybe it helps.

 

#1. Ask myself “What’s wrong RIGHT NOW?” — this very second. Am I in physical pain or danger?

No.

I’ve got mental pain, but that’s just me imagining things, or remembering things. None of it is real.

If I put aside the mental torture I’m giving myself, the only thing that’s real is this physical moment. Is it so bad?

Hm. No.

Look around.

Nice day. Nice place. Nice food. Nice people. Nice work.

Of course the mental anguish is still there, but it’s a nice reminder that it’s all in my head.

 

#2. Observe now. Act later.

When I’m feeling so cloudy, my decisions and actions will be cloudy too.

So I wait a few days before acting on anything.

Just watch the emotions pass by like a thunderstorm.

And the longer I wait, the smarter I get.

 

#3. Raise standards. Say no to anything less than great.

Every person that doesn’t rejuvenate me and make me feel better, say no. Blacklist them. Banned. Not allowed in, not even for a minute. No explanation needed. No compromise. No favors. Done. Gone.

More fountains, less drains.

Every thing I’m doing that isn’t good for me. Every thing I’m eating or drinking that isn’t making me more healthy. Stop. Say no.

This even means saying no to half-ass conversations that are not whole-hearted and unconflicted. People that are “fine” and I “kill time” with, but don’t actually love and actively enjoy? Nope. Not good enough.

Doing this gave me a huge feeling of self-worth. Setting the bar really high for something to take my time.

It means more empty time, but that leaves room for POSSIBILITY!

Empty time has the POTENTIAL to be filled with nourishing and awesome new actions and people, whereas filling it with half-ass things and people kills all that potential and possibility.

 

#4. Focus on my goal/mission/path

The empty space created by #3 — no longer chasing distractions — helped me remember what I’m really doing with my life.

Creating, learning, improving, whatever. For me, it’s writing, parenting, and health. For you, it’s something else. It’s the 10-year-plan type stuff.

Clearing the clutter helps you see the horizon.

It’s a HUGE energy-filled feeling of “Oh yeah! That’s where I’m going! I had forgotten! I can see it now! Let’s go!”

It really helps make the “say no” thing stick, because once you’re heading towards a spot on the horizon, you just don’t let any crap get in your way.

 

#5. Do ALL the daily mundane stuff

This sounds silly, simple, and shallow, but it’s surprisingly effective:

When I’m upset, I don’t feel like doing anything but wallowing in it.

But despite feeling that way, I brush, floss, go to the gym, make healthy meals, take the kid out to play, do the dishes, clean the house, pick up clutter, vacuum, pay my bills, answer my emails, take my vitamins, do the laundry, play with the kid some more, brush and floss again, turn off the computer early, turn off the phone, and get to bed early.

It’s so mundane, but it really helps to feel on top of things. Things in life well-sorted so I don’t need to worry about them.

(And when I ask, “What’s wrong right now?” — it really helps me say “nothing!” when I look around and see this clean house, paid bills, happy child, and have a good night’s sleep.)

It’s really peaceful to go through the motions, even though I don’t really feel like it. It’s more time to think and process.

It’s a great reminder that I have to eat, even if I’m not feeling hungry. I have to clean the house, even if my mind is a mess. I have to sleep, no matter what!

Like #1, above, it separates the mental anguish from the physical reality. Keeps me focused on what’s real versus what I’m just imagining.


There’s more to it than that. Lots of diary time, friends, reading healthy new thoughts/philosophies, etc. But those are the big 5.

I hope it helps.

– Derek

Source: http://sivers.org/bad

To Trust or Not To Trust

by Love M. Powers
www.DareTruthLove.com

Now that I’m able to access information from beyond…beyond what I have learned in this physical body, I have the choice to trust or not to trust the information. For the most part, I chose to trust the information, no matter how bizarre or illogical it seemed, and act on it.

This took me completely out of my comfort zone. Yet I knew this was precisely why I needed to trust and act on the information…to get out of my little box and start living life more spontaneously.

Let go of control. That was a message I was getting repeatedly. That can be a very scary thing to do, to let go of control. But I did it anyway. I was ready for some change in my life. I was ready to let these invisible beings who had made themselves known to me take the wheel for a while and see where my Spirit Guides would take me.

First I had to learn how to communicate with them. And discern whether the information was for my highest good or not. I was not going to listen to and act on information that was going to hurt me. Nor would I do anything to hurt anyone else.

I was overwhelmed by the information I was getting. I would hear it. I would feel it. I would see it. I would sense it. I would just know it. And as I received this information, I asked a lot of questions.

When I would ask questions, if the answer was “Yes” I would feel a tug in my gut area pulling my tummy to my spine. When I would speak words that came to me (also known as channeling) my tummy would be pulled into my spine as I spoke. This feeling in my gut was my confirmation signal and I would use it to double-check any information I received.

For example, when I would receive information, I would say it out loud and ask if that was what was being communicated to me. If the answer was “Yes” I’d feel that pulling sensation in my gut. If the answer was “No” I wouldn’t feel anything. So I would then ask, “Was that a no?” And my gut would confirm the no if indeed the answer was no.

I got really good at phrasing questions into yes or no questions. It was easier for me to get clear answers with my gut. This was all new to me. Never before in my life (as far as I can remember) did I have a sensation in my gut like this.

I was fascinated by this new ability to communicate with invisible beings. I didn’t realize they existed. Now I know they do because of my own personal experience with them. They are for real. Even if people find what I share hard to believe. It’s okay. I’m sharing not to make you believe, but simply to share my experiences so that others who are having similar experiences might be able to understand what’s happening. And so that others can help me better understand what’s been happening with me.

As I trusted, and sometimes didn’t trust, the information I received I learned some very valuable lessons. The first big lesson I will share in my next blog post. I’ve already eluded to it in this blog post. It is the most critical thing we as humans need to do if we want help from invisible beings. Care to have a guess? Look for my next blog post to find out if you were right.

Spirit Takes the Wheel

by Love M. Powers
www.DareTruthLove.com

It was December 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington where I was attending a Matrix Energetics seminar. I had befriended a Matrix Practioner in the Portland area. Her name is Gabi Schoening. I first met her at a small healers fair at Awakenings in southeast Portland. All of the healers at the fair were giving free 10 minutes sessions.

I had one with Gabi that was very profound. She used Matrix Energetics time travel to take me back into the womb. I fell to the floor and experienced something I cannot even explain. She asked if she could do a full session with me. So I scheduled one.

It, too, was amazing and I experienced something very profound again, at about the age of 5 or 6 when she took me back in time travel. These two experiences were undeniably important, and I still don’t know fully why. But I’m getting there.

I saw on Facebook that Gabi was going to a Matrix Energetics seminar up in Seattle. Something inside me told me that I needed to go. So I did. At the very last minute on that Friday I decided to drive up to Seattle, Washington and attend the weekend seminar.

We learned about energy and this quantum technology that’s used to create instant transformation. One of the requirements is that you have to be in your heart in order to feel this. I wasn’t feeling it at first. Until a woman in our group told me to repeat the words “I am love. I am love.” in my head over and over. I did it and it worked. It becomes a mantra and drops you into your heart. At least it did me.

Richard Bartlett, the founder of Matrix Energetics, and his teaching partners, Melissa Joy and his daughter, Justice, would teach and do demonstrations on stage. Then we’d break up into groups of 3 to 5 and practice what they taught on stage.

I wanted to be called up on stage. Richard kept talking about how powerful Melissa was. So I set an intention on the second day after lunch to be called up on stage by Melissa. We were taking our seats. People were settling in after lunch to witness more amazing magic by Richard, Melissa and Justice.

It looked like magic to me. Real life magic that really works. I know that sounds crazy, but that’s what it was like. To watch people in pain be healed instantly was pretty amazing.

Melissa was looking around as she said, “What part of the room have we not gone to yet?” I raised my hand. It caught her attention. She pointed to me, “Okay, you. Come up on stage.”

I walked up on stage and listed off all the things I wanted: 1) to advance my music career, 2) to find the love of my love, 3) to get rid of this back pain, 4) to get rid of my neck pain, 5) to get rid of the TMJ, and anything else that was for my highest good.

I hit the floor and experienced something I’ve never experienced before. I felt like I was being slammed onto the stage as my arms and my head flung backwards and hit the stage floor repeatedly. I was laughing. I was crying. I felt like I was being tossed by dolphins. It was bizarre. I was conscious the entire time, but not fully aware of what was going on.

She had me stay up on stage as my body continued to unwind patterns and called other people up and continued on with the seminar. I was up on stage for over an hour as my body continued to move dramatically causing concern to some of the participants. So much concern that Melissa asked me to take my seat and leave a parallel self on stage to continue to unwind the patterns. So that’s what we did. I took my seat. My parallel self stayed. And my life forever changed in that moment.

As we broke up into groups, I was no longer just using Matrix Energetics techniques we had learned. I was doing something I cannot even explain. I would just open up to whatever my body wanted to do and I’d move about in strange ways and do energy work on people. People felt it. It was something I had never done before. I was blown away by these new abilities. And the effect they were having on people. I was now able to communicate with my guides very clearly via a physical sensation in my gut. This sensation in my gut is a pulling of my tummy to my spine. It’s my confirmation signal. Strange? Yes. Real. Yes.

On my drive back to Portland from Seattle, I was setting my cruise control when I noticed that my speedometer was still moving up past 80 which was where I wanted to set it. I rarely drove fast and had never gone over 100 miles per hour. In an instant, I realized what was happening because I also did not have control over the wheel. My car was speeding up and weaving in and out of cars. My spirit guides were taking me over 100 miles per hour because I had also asked for new experiences, things I’ve never done before.

I was laughing as I held on for the wild ride they took me on…80, 85, 90, 95, 100 miles per hour was showing on my speedometer. But my car didn’t slow down yet. Not until the GPS that was attached to my windshield also said 100 miles per hour. They were not in sync. Once the GPS hit 100 mph, the car started to slow down.

I had let go of control so my guides could take the wheel to an adventure I’d never experienced before. And it continued from that day forward to the present day. Oh what an incredible journey it has been.

Alone

by Love M. Powers
www.DareTruthLove.com

Alone in the hospital bed after the first surgery I’d ever had while being completely under. In a city away from home. Family members could not easily visit me here. But then again, none of them thought it was anything major anyway. Neither did I.

I didn’t know my appendix had actually ruptured. Not till the next morning when my surgeon came in with photos of my appendix. It had a big round shaped balloon type of thing around it. He told me what normally takes 15 minutes took over 45 minutes because my appendix had burst and they had to remove about 6 liters of infection and puss from my body.

Wow! I had to imagine a 2 liter bottle of soda pop and think three times that came out of me. Where could all that possibly even reside in my body?

That was my near-death experience when I didn’t even realize I was near death. I don’t remember anything. No tunnel. No light at the end of a tunnel. Nothing. But I have to wonder if something did happen while I was out on the operating table that I just don’t have memory of because so many things in my life changed right around that time.

Now back to April 1, 2011 when I was “guided” to stay on that plane and take it all the way to Austin for my first time ever there. Almost made it to Austin back in 2008. Now you know why I didn’t. Apparently, I was meant to go there…to Austin, Texas.

Which reminds me of the movie “Sliding Doors” with Gwyneth Paltrow. I just watched it again on Netflix the other day. I was “guided” to watch it. Anytime I’m guided to watch a movie, I know there is a message in it for me.

The message I got from that movie is that even if we take a different path because something gets in our way, we end up where we’re meant to go, even if it takes us a little longer.

I’m meant to be in Austin, Texas. This I know. I feel it in my bones. It felt like home when I got there. Kind of like Hawaii. Hawaii has always felt like a second home to me. It was my favorite place to get away since I was a teenager.

April 1st is April Fool’s Day.

I used to get lots of Tarot card readings (now I actually read tarot cards myself) and “The Fool” card is about new beginnings.

I arrived in Austin, Texas just after midnight of April Fool’s Day. I spent one week at Barton Creek Resort and checked out 6th Street while I was there. Lots of live music venues. One of the venues I popped into one evening was Chuggin’ Monkey, one of the bars that Brad Womack owns with his business partners.

He was on “The Bachelor” TV show in 2007 and became the most hated bachelor (at that time; Juan Pablo has taken the title since I think) when, at the end, he didn’t choose either girl. It was the first time that had ever happened on “The Bachelor”.

While a lot of fans berated him for it, I thought it was very brave of him to do what he knew was the right thing for himself. He didn’t feel enough to move forward with either woman.

I understood and I respected him for it. I even hunted down the Chuggin’ Monkey website to send him a message to tell him so. But a lot of other Bachelor TV fans did not have my same perspective. I wasn’t alone, though. There were some who did…but they were not the loudest.

I like Brad Womack. I really like Brad Womack! Well, at least the Brad Womack that I got to know by watching that season of “The Bachelor”.

From everything I saw, I thought he and I would be a really great match, if I was ever lucky enough to get a chance with him. How cool would that be to get to date Brad Womack? Millions of women who watched that show thought the same thing, I’m sure. He’s gorgeous. And seemed like a really good guy.

While I was at Chuggin’ Monkey during that first trip to Austin, I wrote down on a square napkin my name, website address and phone number and gave it to the bartender and asked him to give it to whoever was in charge of hiring the entertainment.

I’m a country singer/songwriter and I’m always promoting and marketing myself wherever I can and looking for places to sing. If I can’t date Brad, maybe I could sing in one of his bars. Perhaps I could get to know him that way.

Ever since December 5, 2010 I’d been following this guidance I was receiving, trusting it all the way, well…most of the time. That’s why I say I’m “guided”.

I was set on a very challenging journey where I felt alone a lot of the time. A lot of people did not understand why I was doing what I was doing. I was traveling all over the country and even to Belize, all by myself, all alone.

Alone in Austin I ventured the city and drove all over the place as guided by my spirit guides. Letting go of control and letting someone else take the wheel was a very liberating and exciting experience.

In my next blog post, I’ll tell you about the time I literally let my guides take the wheel as they took me on a ride I’d never venture on by myself to a new experience I would not have dared without being [somewhat] forced.

Alone? Well, I’ve never really been alone I’ve come to find out. But I sure did feel alone. A lot!