There’s One In Every Woodpile!


I was born to an Irish father and a Dutch mother who gave me up for adoption. I was adopted by a German couple who raised and parented me.

Their marriage did not last and they divorced when I was nine.   Both remarried but lived in different cities.

Needless to say I had plenty of issues. Not the least of which stemmed from my Irish genes.   Especially the red hair, green eyes and pale white skin.

I screamed Irish in my look and behavior. I seemed to “Ask too many questions for my own good.”

After asking one too many questions I would invariably hear:

“There’s one in every woodpile.”

Now I had no idea what the reference was until a kid in school finally told me.

The Irish are as close to Blacks as you see around here. He actually used the “n” word, which I will not use.

Well, until then I took that expression to mean there was always one in every group that questioned the way things were and wanted more out of life.

I didn’t then or now see real difference among any humans. So why would I focus on skin color as a point of differentiation?

We didn’t have many Afro-American families in Lincoln, NE at the time. Most notably the blacks I knew were Nebraska football players.

My step-dad was good friends with a past All-American linebacker and fullback at Nebraska and an avid NU supporter back when businesses could ‘hire’ star players, but not expect them to actually show up for work.

He hired Charlie “Choo Choo” Winters, a terrifically popular and talented fullback.

Then one day Charlie lost his scholarship and was kicked out of school in the middle of the school year.

Naturally, I wanted to know why and wouldn’t take “that’s the way it is” for an answer.

Finally my step-dad told me. “He was dating a white gal.”

Which unraveled to “Well, you wouldn’t dance with a black gal would you?” Turns out I would and had, so that didn’t work.

After a good more prodding I learned Charlie had gotten his long time girl friend pregnant.

Unfortunately for Charlie she was white.

When my cousin got his girl friend pregnant that meant they had to get married quickly, but she couldn’t wear a white dress.

Purity and all that. Since she’d spoiled hers, you know.

Apparently, the penalties were more severe if you happen to have a different color skin than the majority.

My skin was a different color than the majority. I was the one in every woodpile in my bunch.

But porcelain white isn’t as bad as brown or black as it so happens. So I was spared the horrors that have been inflicted upon our darker skinned family members.

In church I heard that we should love all our brothers and sisters.

That we were one family.

That we were all God’s children created in His Own image.

That we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us.

Except, apparently, when it comes to skin color or country of origin or religion or sexual preference or people who’d rather eat papaya than oranges.

May God forgive us!

Diane and I love our heritage, but we cannot abide prejudice in any form.

Why do we focus on differences?   Why do we hold hate in our hearts?

I barely have enough room for love, beauty, joy, happiness, giving, abundance, unity … you get the picture.

Why on God’s green earth do we ask the Source of All-Unity and Love to provide for our Good while our hearts are filled with prejudice?

No one wants war and yet that’s the natural outcome of all this hatred and separateness.

Sooner or later we’re all going to have choose which side we’re on.

The side of hate, war and separateness or …

The side of love, peace and unity.

Which makes more sense to you?


Love and Blessings All,

Tom and Diane Pauley

I’ve Been Rich And I’ve Been Poor


 Rich is better!

I couldn’t agree with Jack Benny more.

Living poor is a lot of work just to keep your head above water.

Pay the bills, decide on which fast food restaurant you can splurge on this week and still budget for food, and laundry and maybe … just maybe see a movie.

Oh, and if you have a toothache forget it, grab some oil of clove and pray.

Living rich is a lot easier.

There’s still His Holiness Christ’s warning in Mathew, “It’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get into heaven.”

Sorry, my catechism training still haunts me.

That warning is mitigated by the fact that eye of a needle they were talking about was the side gate into Jerusalem used after the city was close for the evening.

The eye is a small door that requires a camel to crawl through on his knees.

Rich in the old sense of having lots of money can often empower the ego while subjugating the spiritual.

Ergo it’s hard for the rich man to get on his knees and surrender his will to the will of the Supreme Source of Creation.

Reluctantly, I must admit that I myself have often let my ego take command of my life and not surrendered to my Higher Power.

And when I do all hell breaks lose in my life.   As Marilyn was quick to remind me:

“When you refuse to surrender to the will of God, He will take away your money, then your health and finally your life.”

I write to you as a man who just had two side-by-side molars capped removing the painful and gaping hole in my mouth.

Keep your friends close, but keep your dentist closer.

Oh and above all ask for what you want. Ask God. Write your lists at least once a month.

Regardless how rich you think you are. Ask for what you want. Don’t assume you know best.

The All-Knowing may have a better idea.

Your job is to know what you want. Even if your bankbook doesn’t leave any hope of having it.

God’s job, Their job is to see to it you get what you want.

They can do anything as long as you ask and detach.


We love you and we’re sending healing daily,

Tom, Diane, Penelope and Dave


Elevate! Power Of Gratitude



Whoa!  Am I grateful I can finally get this audio posted.  I’m working on a project, so forgive me if I sometimes get lost in my writing work for which I am very grateful.

Of course, I’m also very grateful for you guys so posting this podcast is especially rewarding.

But enough of this.

Tom Pauley

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Home For Christmas


The Rio Grande River in Truth or Consequences, NM

We have been in the desert for six months now. Separated from friends and family by 883 miles of wind, sand and scorpions.

And incredible healing.

We came to step away from the big city stress and attending confusion and spiritual disorientation.

We left the big city battlefront and came to a place of healing and peace which for, at least, a millennium has given warriors a chance to heal and grow spiritually.

“I know not, O My God, what the fire is which Thou dids’t kindle in Thy land. Earth can never cloud its splendor, nor water quench its flame. All the peoples of the world are powerless to resist its force. Great is the blessedness of him that hath drawn nigh unto it, and heard it’s roaring.”

Our time in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, has set us ablaze and now….

Now, we are heading home.

I finished writing (and channeling) my newest book, In The Presence of The Generous One / The Miracle Healing You Created.

The major writing is complete. Although I still have work to do before it can be published. Before you can read it.

This book is not like anything I’ve written before. Reading it is a Transcendent experience. And that takes some processing.

In fact, I need to write a course so you can get more out of it.

Oh, it reads like one of my books. It’s my story of stroke, death and reanimated life. It reads beautifully. It’s touching, inspirational and oh, so, informational.

New information.

Divinely inspired and directed new information. Information I was given to bring back with me. Information we humans need at this exact time-frame in our earthly experience.

Information and guidance you need.

This book is a gift. A gift of Miracle Healing and Infinite Abundance.

I am excitedly eager for you to have this gift because you asked me personally to bring it back for you. Which I appreciate very much. That and the gift you will have given me after you read it.

Oh dear! I’m getting ahead of myself. That last paragraph needs way too much explanation.

Pardon the enthusiasm. This book is all I’ve been thinking about for going on three years now.

The Generous One will decide exactly when it wants to be published. No sooner, no later. Exacting, that’s the way this book is.

So, until then the one thing I can tell you from the depth of my being is to prepare yourself. Elevate yourself in all facets of your life.

We are going into a new era of rapid change. Yes, more rapid change that we have experienced previously.

Dramatic, fast moving change. With your health and abundance riding on your awareness, your consciousness.

Your expanded consciousness means absolutely everything.

Oh dear, I’ve gotten deep. I wanted to keep this light.

For those of you who have prepared yourself with a Quantum Selling discipline you would be well served to review your course.

It is a great step forward in piercing that mundane veil of apparent reality that separates you from all that you hold dear.

And connecting to the power and reach you came here to employ.

If you bought it before the online version contact she’ll set you up with an inexpensive upgrade.

If you have never experienced this new human technology check out the free video

As I was saying, before my little digression, we are On the Road Again. Heading back to the battlefield. Back to sweet home California.

Diane and I send you our love and hope for your having a happy and healthy Holiday Season.

Along with our love we will be sending everyone that reads this a Miracle Healing. Open your heart, praise the life you’ve been given and enjoy this special time with friends and family.

God Bless you and all those you love,

Tom Pauley

O! Go into a meditative state and focus your attention on the full title of the book, In the Presence of The Generous One / The Miracle Healing You Created, and you can feel and immerse yourself in its Miracle Healing energy.

You ARE Possibility!

We are each and every one of us a testament to the belief that anything is possible.

We are…amazing athletes performing feats (seemingly) beyond physics.

We are…people with incredible physical disabilities living inspiring lives.

We are…individuals with debilitating faults and difficulties arising to greatness.

We are all filled with inadequacies, challenges, problems, flaws, barriers, blocks, dis-eases, glitches, setbacks, drawbacks, obstacles, troubles, tribulations, short-sightedness, competition, failures, lack, struggles, defects, internal battles and tests

And we are all filled with: quest, drive, wonder, mission, goals, effort, enterprise, hunger, yearning, direction, focus, guidance, motivation, center, strength, passion, presence, energy, desire, determination, perseverance, ambition, solutions, power, initiative, vitality, instinct and hustle.

Both sides of you need each other. You need the struggle to engage the hustle, that setback brings out your perseverance. You get growth as the two sides of you work things out. Yes some days the dark stuff seems to win, but in the end the strength of your light elevates you past the challenges you face. Your internal guidance for growth, change and evolution takes you beyond anything you have difficulty with.

We have been sold a lie. We have been told we are inferior to our challenges and unable to fully handle the struggles we face. We are told we need something outside ourselves to conquer our trials and tribulations. We are convinced we need youth and force and pills and money and conformity, and fear and competition and an acceptable reason to lead a full life. LIES!!!!

We forget the power doesn’t come from anything we can learn, or buy or achieve. It is in being the powerful spiritual warrior you were sent here to be. Let You be You!!! Then you can handle anything! You have all the tools you need right now!

You are a manifestation of infinity. The Alpha and the Omega. You are the spiritual and the physical; the challenge and the solution. You just have to let your light shine. And the more you engage and wield the power of your spiritual center the more you elevate your experience on Earth!

This is why we are perfectly imperfect!! We are here to see made manifest that we can achieve the impossible. Our impossible. We can overcome our flaws. We can bypass our problems and move beyond our limitations.

Only through the difficulty we experience can we progress and evolve. Celebrate your problems. They are giving you the opportunity to transform and transcend. Forever altering and improving life on our little planet!

Thank you for being YOU!!
Much love,


I Love My Dog

Every morning of the year I take Harley out sometimes before comes sun up to play and let him do what he does.

And what he does mostly is inspire me.

Rain or shine, of course rain is better, Harley is bubbling over with enthusiasm with his love of life.

You can practically see him thinking, “Throw the stick. Throw the stick, Tom. Throw the stick.”

He’s never down or grumpy. Two years ago he hurt both back knees. I had to hold him up to go to the bathroom.

Vet said, “He’ll need a ton of pain pills the rest of his life. He’ll never play again.”

Well, I flat don’t believe that kind of nonsense. Apparently, neither does Harley. He found a ball somewhere and dragging one leg and limping on the other he wanted to play.

“Throw the ball. Throw the ball.”

So, I threw the ball. Guess what? Every day he got stronger doing what he loved.

Now, he runs up and down the hills behind our home. Every morning, every evening he celebrates life chasing a stick or a ball. Now, he’s got a condition that blocks his wind pipe when he exercises too much.

Almost killed him last year.

Doesn’t matter he still wants to play. And we do. Not as long as we used to, but we play every day.

It’s hard to give in to the bumps and dumps life gives you living with that kind of example.

So, what if I walk funny and don’t have the strength I used to? So what if I get tired easily and type one-handed? I plan to celebrate life every day I’m alive just like my dog does.

How about you? Are you getting up every time you get knocked down? Do you finish what you start? Are you treating your bumps like a challenge.

Are you celibrating life every single day or do you need some help doing that?

There’s no shame in getting help. We’re all in this life together.

Remember we’re here for you.

Tom Pauley.

O! Our website is under “a brute force attack” whatever that means. The affect is we’ve been going down occasionally. But we’re on it and it poses no threat to you.

Just Mr. Negative being his usual pain in the backside.

We’re still here. We’re not giving up.

Stay happy.


Bring on the Light!

Winter Solstice is the time of year that marks the shortest day and longest night (in the northern hemisphere).

Ancient people honored and celebrated this day as the “end of the dark time and the coming of the light.”

Take time today to honor the quiet of the long night and remember you have the Power to shine your light in any darkness. You are a powerful flame. Illuminate. Sparkle. Shine!

And look into your life as you enter the New Year. How can you bring forth your light for others? Where is there darkness in you life that needs the healing brilliance of truth or forgiveness? And just take a moment to celebrate the unique brightness of YOU. Your flame is like none other. Use it well!!

We love you.
Tom, Penelope, Diane, Dave and Chris

PS This is a picture from a beautiful Solstice celebration we attended last week. Let us know how you are bringing light to your New Year!


You Only Have Today

I’ve missed you.
I went away and got stuck in a transition. Ugh, really?? Another change I have to figure out?

Yup. Happens to the best of us.

See I took on a lot this fall. Homeschooling not 1 but 2 kids. Year 7 at our co-op preschool. Five 4H projects and helping (my Dad) Tom on the new book and attempting to work a few days a week.

What the what?? Am I crazy? What is wrong with me?? Not enough hours in the week!

And I’ve been a MESS! Juggling my life like this. Trying to be the best at everything all the time. Feeling totally overwhelmed and out of control. Melting down every single Wednesday for the last 3 months. And utterly distracted from what I really want to do.

Then I had a great shift. (the kind we all need but when we are stuck in the junk of life we think we can’t take the time to have!)

I got honest with myself. Really honest. Brutally honest. And I had to face a lot of things I’ve been doing to please others and ‘fit in’ better. And be perfect (there I admit it.) And I had to yet again face my fears about not being more like other people.

Ok I went to lunch with an amazing friend who looked me in the eyes and made me be honest with myself.

She said “What if you didn’t have another year? We have no idea how long we have here on Earth. What would you do differently if you didn’t have another year?”

Suddenly pleasing others, fitting in, and trying to live up to my ridiculous expectations went out the window and the important things came into sharp focus. So crystal clear.

We only have today. Right now. And that is enough.

I’m me. And I’m only happy and successful doing life my way. I can’t be who I am here to be and allow myself to be victimized by my own schedule. Or a desire to fit into others people’s way of doing things. I am a guide, an encourager, a person here to lift others up. (As I am certain you are too!!) And I take full responsibility for my life and my choices.

However weird and unconventional and potentially difficult it can be to blaze your own trail. What choice do you really have?

Do you have gifts to give the world? Are you giving them?

If you only had 1 year left on Earth what would you do differently?

When the illusion of time is released we can see clearly. Priorities become evident. We feel sure.

What do you want? Where do you want to be? How do you want to experience your life? Make it count. You only get one shot.

I’m back! And I’ve got some great ideas. Join me! Let’s blaze some trails.

Much love,


Detachment Made Easy

Have you ever known a subject inside out. Thought you were an expert. Then heard something you already knew was the truth but said in a different way or from a different perspective and your jaw falls open in astonishment and the light of comprehension dawns?

That was me last week.

Penelope and I were working on our new book. You know the one with the title which must not yet be spoken. The book about my death, rebirth and miracle healing. The book where I finally disclose the amazing gift I have for you. The message you are going to ask me to bring back for you from my death experience March 28, 2009. The book I’ve spent five years trying to avoid writing and the whole of last year struggling to write. (I had emotional issues to overcome just to write it.)

We were working on that book when a Guide dropped this gem on us. It was so powerful I had to share it, now. Who knows if it will make the final cut for the new book, but you needed it

This bit of wisdom really got my attention. Fresh, clear and simple. And puts the end to any doubts you may have about whether this system really works or not.

Check it out.

You [humans] don’t get it. We [Guides/Angels] don’t have free will. We wait for your direction. We can only step in and help if we are asked. If you try to do it yourself, we cannot interfere.

That is what letting go is. That is what surrender is.

When you ask for help and allow help anything can happen. Anything. We can do anything. We can make anything happen.

It is not up to you to know how to make anything happen. It is up to you to know how to ask and let go.

Tom Pauley
O! Leave a comment and tell us how you feel. Is this a fresh perspective or what?


Now. Now. Now!

The power is in the present moment. Only this moment ever really exists. Live in the now!

I have proclaimed these emblems of spirituality and conscious living for decades now. Taught my students how to harness this “now” energy to create lives filled with success, joy and meaning. I’ve written courses and given speeches on the Quantum necessity of focusing on where you are in this very moment to take advantage of our only real power. Connection.

And yes connection only works in the now. Because this moment is the only one we have. But what if..

What if being in the now isn’t enough? What if we are in the now and completely in a funk? How do you “now” your way out of that? What if you are connecting to the negative? What if you are giving your thoughts over to the power of the dark side?

Because I’m here to say we all have a dark side. Whether or not you acknowledge it. Maybe not Darth Vader dark, but the potential is there. And sometimes your “now” is filled with fear and pain and hopelessness. Anger, jealousy and lack.

It happens!!

So maybe just being in the now isn’t enough. Maybe it’s what you DO in the now that matters. What your focus is.

Be the Light in the Now.

When you feel that negative stuff creeping up on you combat it with the Light. Remember something wonderful. Serve someone else. Take a walk in the beauty of nature. Look at how YOU can inspire the light in others. It will in turn lift you up. Now.

Your Light is powerful and you can shine it on whatever you choose. Yes.. Whatever YOU CHOOSE! Now.

Choose wisely. When you shine that Light you can see everything. You can see that silly argument for what it really is…fear. You can see your worry as a time waster. You can see that hopeless situation as another adventure. You can see that failure as a lesson and move on. You can see your path laid out before you.

But you must turn on your Light and shine it. Now. Even when the darkness creeps in. Especially when the darkness creeps in.

In the Now.
Expressing your Light.
And illuminating those around you.

You are here to serve and uplift. Don’t let the darkness convince you otherwise. Your light is too important.

Much love and LIGHT!
Penelope Pauley