Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki

Nikki Walton

Start your mornings off right with a mini-retreat to feel better, get more done, and live this life confidently, energetically, and abundantly. Each day I'll share easy access doors to help you find Peace in chaos, Love in fear, Silence in noise, and Light in darkness. You’ll start recognizing the Go(o)d in everything, including yourself. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please subscribe, rate, and review Go(o)d Mornings on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy it! Catch new episodes of ‘Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki’ 7 days a week, each morning, before 7am ET.
*10% of revenue generated from this podcast will be donated to "Showering Love" a non-profit organization that restores good mornings, dignity, hope and health to people experiencing homelessness by providing showers and other supportive services.
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May 31 2021
7 mins
Be Your Own Temple
A mini meditation to help you recognize and sustain the recognition of the aura of Love that you are... the aura that surrounds that body ... the aura that IS that body... the aura that is appearing as this moment, these words, those hands, that phone.  "Practice carrying your own atmosphere with you. In other words, keep that loving presence with you. For example, meditate on being in a sacred place and the feeling or consciousness you have while there. Now be absorbed in and project that atmosphere out around you wherever you are, and to others nearby. As such, you can be your own temple. In this way, when around people of negative energy, you can concentrate on sharing your own positive energy rather than absorbing theirs. In this way, you also create a protective barrier around yourself while maintaining a kind and friendly attitude. The primary objective in such a situation is to give them more of your energy, your understanding, and your essence rather than accepting theirs. You can even imagine light emanating from within you and encompassing them, clearing and cleansing all undesirable energy from the environment." - Stephen Knapp of stephenknapp.comYou know that 'holy' feeling you  become aware of when you're in an old church or temple?  That very sacred, Go(o)d feeling that makes you walk more slowly, and makes you grow quiet inside and outside.  Give yourself permission to feel that now and always! Stay in your Inner Temple, your inner Peace, and you'll experience Peace all around you. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
5 mins
Affirm: All the Talents of God Are Within Me
In Maui, but always here, in and AS Love with you! New episodes every day, still! I’ll be back home Wednesday! I love you!"All the talents of God are within you.  How could this be otherwise?When your soul derived from His Genes!I love that expression, 'All the talents of God are within you'. "-Daniel Ladinsky, The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master"We are each called to become instruments of peace and joy. In the unfolding of our soul, this is natural. As we find our joy, we become more and more our true selves. Our body, our life is our instrument. Most of us have instruments playing a noisy song of compromise, self-sacrifice, and struggle. Real food nurtures the pure sound within us. The calling of joy is remembering our essence that is felt in our hearts and then expressed in the world. In our practice of accepting emptiness, the noise and fear of the daily world is set free. Here is real peace for us to feel and receive. Here is the peace the world hungers for. ""As we listen and express our joy, our instrument plays and plays what is natural and true for us. It sounds right. It feels right. People recognize we are being true to ourselves. When we make a wrong choice this sounds and feels wrong. We are out of tune. Our instrument may be different and misunderstood by others, but for us it is perfect. It is our truth, our essence, our intentions that are unfolding."-Dr. Bruce Davis, The Calling of Joy!: Unfolding Your Soul in Your Life "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."- OprahToday's Practice:Know Silence as a gift from God.  Unwrap It by being with It-- feeling Its Love for you, feeling your Love for It.  Feeling It as Love.  Allow this Silence to take shape, to be regifted to the world in the form of your service, mission, or purpose.  In the form of your art, your particular brand of this Love.  Love wants to express through and AS you.  Let It.  I Love you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com
7 mins
The Power of Peace
Still in Maui, but always here, in and AS Love with you! New episodes every day! "Peace is the feeling that knows no obstacles. Peace is the experience that strengthens our being yet confronts our lives in so many ways. Peace is the original state of the great quiet. When we learn how immense the Peace is, it flows in like a stream of light. Peace can seemingly come crashing down upon our lives if we do not know how to receive it. Peace can knock over our lives and all the walls we erect to protect ourselves from it. Peace can be very gentle, like waves lapping at the shore. But the power of peace can be frightening, at least in the beginning, for those who become aware how separate their lives have been from the presence in the silence. True peace can open questions about everything in our lives that is not peaceful.   With peace as our desire, sooner or later we may have no choice but to make peace with everyone and every part of our life." - Dr. Bruce Davis,  Monastery Without Walls: Daily Life in the Silence "And I am higher in. But also firing. Also firing, firing." - Kanye Today's Practice:When you feel resistance (upset of any intensity physical or mental) to a dark moment or dark period in your life-- keep pausing and listening for Silence.  Keep feeling for Love.  Let everything that's not built on Love fall.  You won't.  You and all the forms of Love meant for you, will be left standing tall, unscathed, unburnt... the breaker of chains ;)I Love you and I'm with you, Nik
2d ago
6 mins
This is How You Change Your Self to Change the World
See this moment, including that body and the mind, as a reflection of yourself.  You change the reflection by choosing Love... by holding the reflection in the feeling of Love.  "When the normal breath stops, the True Breath begins."-Mantak Chia "Everyone is a reflection of my face." -Neem Karoli Baba Bonus Quotes:"We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking." - Richard Rohr "We are like  the spider.  We weave our life and then move along in it.  We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream.  This is true for the entire Universe. "-The Upanishads Today's Practice:See this entire moment, including these words, as a reflection of your Self... your consciousness... the invisible, Loving Awareness that you are.  You're looking from It, at your reflection that we call 'the world'.    We don't change the world/reflection by choosing and practicing new thoughts... the thoughts are the reflection!  We do it by recognizing that we are Love.. by choosing, feeling, and BEing Love. Then we see thoughts, feelings, circumstances, and 'others' that mirror that Love back to us more clearly.  We see this body practicing Love, treating 'others' as it would want to be treated, singing, celebrating, feeling Go(o)d.  Today, before going into any room, first remember that everyone you see, everything you see, is only your own energy.  Act accordingly.  Take off your armor.  Smile.  Love.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
3d ago
7 mins
The Secret of Answered Prayer
In Maui, but always here, in and AS Love with you! New episodes every day! Here’s a short meditation from Joel Goldsmith's book , 'The Altitude of Prayer'.  "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?”  Thought is not power: thought will not make a white hair black; thought will not turn disease into health; thought will not turn health into disease. But the Spirit of God in us reveals divine harmony where sin, disease, death, lack, and limitation appear to the human senses. When you can close your eyes and know no fear, and not seek for God to do something, see what happens as you settle down into an inner peace:'Thank You, Father; I can abide in peace, for there is no other power. There are no powers to fear; there are no powers for You to do something about. You alone are power; You alone are presence. Your kingdom is established in me; Your grace is my sufficiency in all things. No longer do I seek You as a power; no longer do I accept the power of matter or of mind. Now I accept You and You alone in me. I have no problems for You to work on, God. I have no powers for You to overcome or destroy. I have come here to commune, to receive Your grace, to receive Your light.'Christ Jesus taught us above all other things not to entreat God to be a power because God already is omnipotence. There is no other power. There is no place in the four Gospels where Jesus ever asked God to do anything for the people, not even to multiply loaves and fishes. His answer to every form of disease was, 'Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.’  'What hinders you from seeing? Open your eyes!' To find the secret of answered prayer, we begin, as did Jesus, with an absolute conviction that God is, and because we have this conviction, we know that God must be omnipotence, the all-power."Goldsmith, Joel S.. The Altitude of Prayer (pp. 56-57). Acropolis Books, Inc.. Kindle Edition. Today’s Practice:1. Close your eyes on the seeming ‘power’2. Feel Love and open your eyes  as the only power.  When you do this, you put the whole world on transparency mode and realize there's nothing here to need, and nothing here to fear.   Only God is here and It's omnipotent-- all power.  Constantly returning to this remembrance is praying without ceasing.  It's felt-faith.  It's answered prayer. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
4d ago
6 mins
Where Love is, Nothing Else Can Be
So where does that leave your problems? Where does that leave ‘you’? Only Love is here. Breathe. Smile. Rest. Today’s Quotes: "This way of desirelessness is the way to attain your desires." - Rumi"Where God is, nothing else can be." - John Stephenson, Fullness of Joy "The challenge for (St.) Francis was not to give up desire but to remember what he really wanted. " - Dr. Bruce Davis, "Simple Peace The Spiritual Life  of St. Francis of Assisi Bonus Quotes:"Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself.  It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true." - Adyashanti "The thing you want is to want nothing." - Cory Allen"You make known to me the path of life; in your Presence there is fullness of joy;at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." -Psalm 16:11 “The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.”-Ram DassToday's Practice: 1. Stop for a moment (as many times as you can remember throughout the day) 2. Close your eyes3. Smile and think,"where God is nothing else can be." Feel into what the words are pointing toward.  This 'nothing else' includes your problems, your desires, your darkness, your goodness... it includes YOU!  When you're fully aware of the Presence of God, fully remembering God, you forget (your belief in) the world.  You know by feeling, that God, this Love is the only power and you rest and dissolve in That.  When you're 'here' no seeming other power can touch you.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
5d ago
6 mins
Remember Who You Are, Even When Tempted to Believe Otherwise"Preach the Gospel at all times.  If necessary, use words."A Change of Feeling is a Change of DestinyFear is Only Possible When You're Living in the Suburbs of Love
Nov 28 2021
6 mins
Put Your Thoughts on Transparency Mode
Never hold a thought, never drop the Thread. Ram Dass' Roommate Story from 'Changing Lenses'"If you would like to meet your roommate, just try to sit inside yourself for a while in complete solitude and silence. You have the right; it’s your inner domain. But instead of finding silence, you’re going to listen to incessant chatter: “Why am I doing this? I have more important things to do. This is a waste of time. There’s nobody in here but me. What’s this all about?”Right on cue, there’s your roommate. You may have a clear intention to be quiet inside, but your roommate won’t cooperate. And it’s not just when you try to be quiet. It has something to say about everything you look at: “I like it. I don’t like it. This is good. That’s bad.” It just talks and talks. You don’t generally notice because you don’t step back from it. You’re so close that you don’t realize that you’re actually hypnotized into listening to it. Basically, you’re not alone in there. There are two distinct aspects of your inner being. The first is you, the awareness, the witness, the center of your willful intentions; and the other is that which you watch. The problem is, the part that you watch never shuts up. If you could get rid of that part, even for a moment, the peace and serenity would be the nicest vacation you’ve ever had."-Singer, Michael A.. The Untethered Soul (p. 17)Today's Practice:Watch and listen to your mind.  Notice when it's doing what it does.  Notice its judgements, criticisms, projections, conclusions.  Don't react. Don't respond. Don't try to stop them.  Just notice.  And then notice what else is present.  Listen to the Silence that the thoughts are coming and going in.  Feel that Silence... Joy, Love... the Bliss of the Self.  When you feel this Bliss, It puts the thoughts on transparency mode (like your noise canceling headphones).  Now you're no longer hypnotized by thinking... It's not the only thing you can hear.  Now you can also hear the Silence!  You can feel the Thread.  And It feels good. Don't drop It.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Nov 27 2021
7 mins
Live Life As If Everything is Rigged in Your FavorJust ONE Second To Shift Into Love...This Is How!Home for the Holidays? Do THIS to Stay In Your Power.Lost and Found in Love“God Respects Me When I Work, He Loves Me When I Sing.”
Love is the only song I know.  It's stuck in my head.  On loop AS my Heart.  This Divine tune harmonizes my life, carries me, lifts me, sings me, frees me.  It 's on repeat so "I" won't have to.  This life is successful.  "You are the Source of my strength. You are the Strength of my life. I lift my hands in total praise to you." - Total Praise, Richard Smallwood Total Praise by Sunday Choir"God respects me when I work, He loves me when I sing.” - Tagore"There's an ancient Peace you carry in your Heart and have not lost." - ACIM"Someone may be wonderingWhen we sing our songAt times we may be cryingAnd nothing's even wrong… I sing because I'm happy (I sing)I sing because I'm free (His eye's on)His eye's on the sparrow (that's the reason)That's the reason why I sing… Glory, hallelujah (You're the reason)You're the reason why I sing (come on, say glory)Glory, hallelujah (thank you Jesus)You're the reason why I sing." - Kirk Franklin, Why We SingToday's Practice:Choose a song that points you to the present, always 'on', inner worshipping.  Allow it to get stuck in your head, tuning you to Joy,  replacing your thoughts, replacing the object of worship, replacing even you... leaving only This.  Live today as This atmosphere of worship.   This is the song stuck in my head, on loop in my heart-- the Mahamantra ( at the  13:45 min mark is the rhythm I sing and chant in constantly).  There's places in India where this mantra has gone on non-stop for centuries.  People show up and sing in shifts!Wherever you're singing, whatever you're singing, know that I Am (t)here, singing, too.  Worshipping, too.  Praising, too.  Loving, too.  Knowing that the lover, the loving, and the one loved are One.  We are that One Love.  I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Nov 23 2021
6 mins
It's All Grace, but you have to act like it isn't...How to Take a REAL BreakIf you can learn to do THIS, you will be pleasantly surprised by what happens.
When in Trouble..."You can say, 'Self, here I am again in trouble. I have no idea what to do next, but you are really me, even though you are all pervading, you are expressing as myself. You know what to do. I therefore, surrender completely to you. I surrender my body, I surrender my affairs, I surrender my world. I have no need to worry or fret. You will take care of everything.'And you let go. If you can learn to do this first, before you take any other action, you will be pleasantly surprised by what happens. "-Robert Adams Today's  Quotes:"Until every one of us can report that we receive the Word of God continuously, that we can almost at will feel the divine Presence, there will be need of these reminders." -Joel Goldsmith "When there is noise and confusion without, then is the time to be still and feel the tender touch of My hand on your head.   How true it is, Beloved, that only as there is stillness within can there be any measure of stillness and peace without. I would have you know and practice this secret of inner strength.  I do not say it is easy, I say it is very hard.  It is hard at times of much outer disturbance to feel great depths of inner peace. That is why you so often fail to demonstrate over your problems of confusion.  It is the reason you are so often baffled and full of grief and disturbance.  Try at these times to feel My touch.  Only try and each time it shall become easier until you will be able to lift yourself at any moments from outer confusion to inner peace, from turmoil to tranquility.  After all, is that not what you seek, My Beloved?  And that which you truly yearn for and seek I shall surely grant unto you. " - Eva Bell Werber, In His Presence"Whatever you may be going though, if you are conscious about it and do a simple spiritual practice, it will fix itself." - SadhguruToday's Practice:Taste the bliss of this 'short week'.  Become so familiar with the taste of freedom and relief and joy, that when you find yourself back in a moment of chaos and demand, or a moment of trouble, you don't even have to try to reach for this Go(o)d feeling.  You're reaching FROM It.  You never leave It because you are It.  I Love you, Nik
Nov 22 2021
7 mins
"I'm Happy Even Before I Have a Reason." -  Listening for God's Laughter