Rev. Marilyn Redmond: True Success


By Rev. Marilyn Redmond, (Contributor, Culture of Awareness)

You came to enjoy life on a beautiful planet. Do you feel like the joyful success in your life is missing?  Society has conditioned fears into all parts of our lives along with terms that stop our awareness of true triumph. What kind of work relates to success?  There are two kinds of success.  Is social success brief or sustainable? Alternatively, does inner success bring eternal, lasting, and contentment that we call joy?  Is your self-esteem enough to validate yourself?  Which explanation of success is yours?

I wanted validation, acceptance, and peace in my life, because my life was chaotic and dysfunctional from childhood and my marriage, I accomplished success as Valedictorian from high school, soloing with a symphony, and teaching school. I looked like a success in my job, family, and community.  However, I felt unwanted, lacked self worth, and peace of mind. 

I ultimately realized that personal fulfillment for success required me to apply new tools to my life. I had a clean house, taught school, belonged to the right organizations, took my children to their activities and never complained.  Nevertheless, I was dying from poor medical protocol and my fearful state of mind. It was time to say, “I want a happy life and to feel good inside.”

My family was not open-minded. I understand today, that life is about choice and free will.  I could choose to align with a loving universal energy within and have better results. I realized that fear in my life had stopped many successes. I became willing to release all the barriers to the love that was in my heart.

Realizing and identifying that guilt, shame, anger, jealousy, and other negative feelings are forms of fear was a new understanding to me.  They were obstacles to my achieving beyond my fear-based life. I became willing to let love be my guide.  I preferred to allow love to be my new motivation.  Love is a choice. What is the most loving action for you and for me?  

I saw a movie called, “A Beautiful Mind” in 2001.  At the end of the film, the winner of the Nobel Prize, who had been paranoid schizophrenic, seemed normal.  His comment was that he quit listening to the voices in his head. It was time to change my voices in my mind to praise myself for actions and undertakings that were productive, helpful, and contributed to others. I had stopped my own successful feelings.

Thomas Edison the inventor of the electric light bulb said, “Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  He was right it does take work.  For t

Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  Over many years of self-searching, I found that my thinking was obscuring my inner truth of success with childish and selfish reactions from old disturbances. My motivations were self-seeking and my life was lacking love.

My success was buried deep inside under the painful abuse, trauma, and drama of my growing up and of being in a destructive marriage.  Surprisingly, today my outer successes are manifesting from my new inner understanding and knowledge that has brought balance and harmony to my life.  I had shouldered my family’s lack of success, too.  Forgiveness released me from the painful past. Sending love, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion is the lesson that changes the energy I came to transform.

I buried my fear and anger deep in the subconscious parts of my mind. The bridge between the duality in the material world and the oneness of a higher consciousness of love is forgiveness. When I thanked those people in meditation for their parts in my script, immediately, I felt no influence from those old terrible times.  Because forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness, I see a world of peace, safety, and joy.”

Releasing the judgment of others and me allows space for learning love, faith, and trust. Understand that my thinking created the emotional reactions from fear. When I realize that only what God creates is “Real”, I understood.  My thinking is an illusion; therefore, it is easy to release the old emotional ties.  Everything came together just as it was meant to be.

I came to see the love in their hearts beyond the parts they played for me to change.  It becomes time to empower myself instead of staying the victim.  Those people and circumstances played out the parts I requested to show me how to grow and heal.  This new understanding brought a deeper insight to what was hidden in my life.

My “inner light” was blocked by all the fear of societal conditioning with judgments, criticisms, and condemnations.  Success is opening the doors to my heart so that the inner light can manifest out as love, success, abundance, and peace.  The release of these emotional memories offers unconditional love to those who caused them and to myself, as well.

Love heals all karma. I take responsibility for my whole life. Love glues my shattered soul’s pieces back into its whole. With this shift into a compassionate completely open heart, I return to God-consciousness. My loving response in each life incident restores my soul. I now see through the eyes of God, the eyes of love.  It is all love..

My focus changed. Joy became my consciousness, as fear no longer exists. Some people call this being reborn. You are born again into a completely loving spirit that fills your inner life.  You are a channel of love and peace.  You are a love giver instead of a love seeker. All there is, is love.

Healing your broken soul through love returns you to being a “Whole Spirit”; you truly are a holy spirit. No longer, do the past harms and fears or future worries direct your life; you are free from old emotional baggage by this point. Happiness fills the void left by undoing the ego’s power. Love is left when releasing everything unloving. Self-esteem is restored and successfully emotional security returns.

Having enough, being satisfied, and feeling rich in spirit flowers. Loving emotions of stillness and serenity replace your inner emptiness. A smile comes to your face as you enjoy your newfound success of inner peace. This quantum leap moves you beyond the old paradigm of linear time. You have grown past your old consciousness of separation.

Your beneficent inner power called spirit is experienced. Love is the highest power in creation and underlying harmony of the Universe. Accepting the love within produces happiness. You become a channel of love, the highest vibration.  It moves into the highest realization labeled unconditional love, light, or God.  Letting go of self-defeating ways allows the spirit to grow in gentleness and clarity. Through love, you serve; which brings prosperity, abundance, and well-being, which is real success. You are effectively bearing the fruit of the spirit, which is love.  You are a success.

It made sense to me in understanding God as spirit or energy.  Higher vibrating energy is in good health, abundance and loving relationships. I needed to lift all self-imposed limitations – all limitations are self-imposed – and free myself to receive wonderful things.

How will your life change when you get your want or desire? In the moment, with your new state of being, vibrating your own unique vibration, with no agendas or planning, you create your new life and attract your reward through grace.  Attracting like energies in perfect synchronicity and timing, you attract your success by matching the vibration.

By facing my fears, I became fearless.  Through inner self-searching, releasing the blockages and obstacles during meditation, and along with other supportive help, I found the love buried below the negative emotions.  In addition, applying alternative health methods raise my vibrations as flower essences, acupuncture and tuning forks.

I was never a mistake. My life was not in error.  This brought real awareness into my life.  People are right where they are in their journey.  New insights brought new clarity and victory to my life. It is my path, only. You shall have no other gods before me; this means to keep my focus always on God, any other focus becomes a false god.

What God creates is Reality. I am in joy, in gratitude and in the presence of God. This is Reality.  This mindset creates grace.  God’s grace is sufficient.  Enjoy this serenity and peace of mind wherever you are. You always have been a success. You will attract successes.

Happiness is the experience of joy, contentment, and well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, successful and worthwhile. Choose loving thoughts, words, and actions in every situation you encounter throughout your day. There are many ways to train the mind to achieve happiness.

It is in one’s innermost essence of divine connection that joy and happiness naturally arise. Most people call this experience, God. It is treasuring every moment of life. You are right on track, right on schedule.  Life is supposed to be fun. Success is no longer hidden!

The masters stress the liberating impact of realizing this truth. To see God and to see you – that is the most sacred moment in life. Man lives for that very moment”. In that moment, form becomes formlessness and God meets God. This is true success.

About the author:

headshotRev. Marilyn Redmond, BA, CHT, IBRT is an internationally winning writer, speaker, teacher, and consultant. Her first book is “Roses Have Thorns”. Her latest book is “The Real Meaning of 2012, A New Paradigm Bringing Heaven to Earth” explains reducing the ego’s influence in your life.  Her forth-coming book is, “Paradigm Busters”. Marilyn’s books and E-books are at She has written over 100 articles for Her blog is

In addition, Marilyn is a spiritual counselor and internationally board certified to do regression, and past life therapy. Also, she offers tarot/psychic readings and private channelings. She was in “Who’s Who” for Professionals and Executives for her pioneering and innovative work in restoring traumatic lives, healing emotional causes of illness and releasing negative energy. Her understanding and wisdom of the human dilemma and the solutions are from her personal experience. It will work for you, too.

Her lectures, interviews, and “Channeling from Higher Realms” appear on You Tube. Her web site is for her columns, radio shows, art, and TV appearance.   She is available for speaking, interviews, seminars, and individual counseling.


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