Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki

40 Episodes

By: 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 revenu...

There's Peace in the Valley, Too.
Yesterday at 7:00 AM

God isn't just on the mountaintop, He's in the valley, too, and everywhere in between, and beyond.  God's Love, It's Peace, your innermost Self, can be felt even when you're in the valley of sadness. It can be felt on the pathless-path up the mountain, and once you reach the summit, you'll find that there isn't a 'you' feeling this Love, there's only Love. Only God.  And in and AS That, you abide.  

"Shiva lives on the mountain top...

The Only Realization Needed: 'Thank you, Father, I Already Am.'
Last Saturday at 7:00 AM

Today, every time you notice a thought about something desired, something missing... something needed, inwardly repeat- 'thank you Father, I already Am.' And then feel the shoulders relax, the face smile, the whole being relax, and melt. This 'pulls the chair out from beneath the mind' and you fall into Loving Remembrance, Joyful Realization.  You already, always have been That.  Keep feeling It, and you'll see It.  

I Love you, 

"The only realization needed: 'thank you, Father, I already Am."

The Cross We Bear Always Precedes the Crown We Wear
Last Friday at 7:00 AM

"I asked for better and that's why things are clearing out."

"Faith has the power to turn A into B. But there is an important step involved: First A vanishes into nothingness and then B emerges out of it.  This step requires you to be free of all worldly knowledge, which is nothing but opinions of human race."
-IG @immortaltalks 

“Evil may so shape events that Caesar will occupy a palace and Christ a cross, but one day that same Christ will rise up and split histo...

When God Picks You
Last Thursday at 7:00 AM

What to Expect: The Enlightenment Edition

"When the universe picks you, and you put on the magic glasses there's rules that go with them. You can never take them off... you never see things as they're supposed to be, you see things as they are."
-Dick Gregory 

"When I shut my eyes, I still see it (light) shimmering and shining, softer than soft, more tender than tender, finer than fine.  When the eyes are open, I see the blue rays all around.  Whenever I see anyone, I see...

Let's Get Lifted | A Powerfully Simple Way to Meditate
Last Wednesday at 7:00 AM

If you lie down, Love will raise you up... you will rise in Freedom.  

Try meditating in corpse pose, today.  

Try surrendering, today.  

Try saying 'yes' to Loving Silence, today. 

Stop trying and do, today. 

Stop doing and BE, today. 

There's a place inside (and out) that's already surrendering, no matter the position the body is in. 

There's a place inside (and out) that's already Silent-Love, no matter the state the mind is in.  

Be T...

Every Day is 1/11
Last Tuesday at 7:00 AM

"The key is to be in a state of permanent connectedness with your inner body, to feel it at all times, this will rapidly deepen and transform your life."
-Eckhart Tolle

"The moment you are in touch with your breath, the universe pours into you."

"All your problems arise because you don't stand firm within your Self."

Today's Practice:
Every time you look down at your phone for a sign, look within and feel for t...

Affirm: I will not react to appearances today, I will see through them.

My life depends on me being Love, because when I'm being Love, I can see through appearances, and when I can see through appearances, they change.  

This is how you see yourself out of any situation you have outgrown.  Not through resistance. When the resistance comes up, immediately see through it, too!  See through every thought, through every emotion, through every person, place, and thing, to the REAL.  And let the REAL manifest and define Itself.  

Note: The REAL feels like the feeling of Love in and as that body.  And you can sense...

“Home and You Are the Same Thing.”

"It is foolish to think that we will enter heaven without entering into ourselves."
-St. Teresa of Avila 

"Having never left the house you are looking for the way home."
-Nisargadatta Maharj

“Rumi says, ‘The one who brought me here must take me home.’ Who is the one who brought you here? That Grace is calling you home. Where is home, which direction is home? You and home are the same thing.”

"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.  Help someone's soul heal...

Nothing Will Interfere With Love's Plan for Your Life- "Don't Lose Sight"

"Just as a lamp in a windless place does not flicker, so the disciplined mind of a yogi remains steady in meditation on the Self."
-Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6:19

"As the golden flame of the candle burns steadily, without flicker or wavering, so shall My Flame burn ever more in your heart. It shall burn out all dross of the mortal mind, smallness of nature, meanness of spirit, vindictiveness, jealousy. It shall burn out all carelessness of your habits, in the outer realms of your being. My Law and My Order can then function...

Hold on. Stay Strong. Trust God.

"Hold on. Stay Strong. Trust God."  
- @Bible_verses_kj on IG 

"Grace has the ability to change anything at any time."
-Ravi Shankar

Breathe and go with the flow of Grace. Even if you can't see it yet, everything is new. For now, just feel the Newness, even if you can only feel 5% of It.  Trust that It's carving out a niche for you. A holy space for you to continue to grow and begin to thrive in.  
Don't stop... you&apos...

"By reciting His name, everything is achieved. EVERYTHING." | Mantra 101

"We should always be confident that this chanting is not a vibration of this material world.  It is imported from the spiritual world.  It is completely spiritual."
- Narottama dasa Thakura

"Only God's name is real."
-Larry Brilliant
"It's all illusion except the name of the Lord."
-The Ramayana
"Rams' form left this world, Krishna's form left this world, but the Name stays.  By reciting His Name, everything is achieved. Everything is achieved." 
-Maharajji (Mahara...

Can you change how things turn out by changing how you feel?

Today's Quotes:

As a myriad of things and
Playing a game
Of tag

Has kissed you and said,
"You're it---

I mean, you're Really IT!"

It does not matter
What you believe or feel

For something wonderful,

Major-league Wonderful
Is someday going
Happen. "
- Daniel Ladinsky, from 'You're It' in "The Gift, Poems by Hafiz"     

Transform Your Life By Opening Your Heart With This Powerful Mantra

 Let's chant together --  "Aditya Hridyam Punyam Sarv Shatru Bena Shenam"

This Sanskrit mantra is from the Ramayana and it means, "All evil vanishes from those who keep the sun in their heart." I've shared it before in passing.  

In this case, 'evil' means something that distracts you from or makes you feel separate from Love.  This could be anything from thoughts, or your job, to an unhealthy relationship, or bad habits, etc.  And trust that whenever something falls away, something that is Go(o)d,  so...

How to Activate a Miracle - #HardReset

How to activate a miracle? Activate felt-Love by being the witness.  

Yesterday I flew out in the morning from Florida to Missouri to pick up the kiddos, with the intention of flying back to Florida on the same day.   I left at 8am and we were back by 10pm-- no delays, Go(o)d music, Go(o)d books, and cat naps all the way!  In the face of every seeming hiccup, I'd: 
1.  Notice it. 
2.  Close my eyes for a second and listen for the Silence. (#HardReset).
3. Notice w...

When I Remember God, God Takes Care of Everything

As soon as you have Love, you have the solution to every problem.  This felt-Love is everything you need— It's the answered prayer,  It's your miracle, It’s your real life. 

"I know all the power I need to live a successful life is within me.
I relax my entire body.
I cast all burdens on the Christ. (aka Love, Source, God, etc)
I go free.
I claim and feel the Peace of God flooding my mind, heart, and whole being.
I know the quiet mind ge...

If the Divine Is In Your Favor, The Whole World Will Be, Too!

Keep smiling at 'them', knowing that they are not 'them', they are Him, and because you and the Father are one, they are you. 

"If the Divine is in your favor, the whole world will be, too ."
-Om Swami via The Power of the Gayatri Mantra 

"Take it from me, repetition of His name makes everything possible."
-Anandamayi Ma

"God became man that man might become God."

In today's episode I  share a gorgeous story that...

One Step to Your Best Year Yet

"Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now."
-Eckhart Tolle

The Only Step: FEEL LOVE. 

In feeling Love you automatically forgive, you naturally let go, you heal... you HAVE.   Love holds onto nothing but Love. Love carries nothing but Love.  Where Love is consciously, only Love manifests.  Remember this Love.  Feel this Love. Be this Love. Everything  that you think you want and need in 2022 is here, now.  It's now, here... just like your breath is, just like yo...

Make Feeling Go(o)d Your First Priority, Not Your Last Resort

Today's Quotes:

"I live and move in and by the Holy Spirit.
I have Christ mind and vision.
I see God in everyone and everything, because I feel It in myself.
I am the child of a rich Father and I have come Home.
I let God live my life. "  
-from my iPhone notes in January 2018 

"You have to want God the way a drowning man wants air." 
-Bhagavan Das 

"The Saint who is in this State, sees both the real...

'How do you do it? Be sad and still feel Love?'

(Some language ❤️)

Listener question via IG DMs-

"I listened to your podcast this morning (as I always do) and I can't find it... the love that is supposed to be there and wash over me.  All I feel is sadness, to the point where my heart aches all day and I want to curl up on my bed and just disappear.  I could just give up but there is a strand of something that keeps me here.  I keep writing, I keep listening.  How do you do it? Be sad and still feel lov...

Affirm: I Am Now in the Presence of God

 As Rumi said, "close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there", and get into this meditation on the presence of God.   When you remember Him, He comes. When you remember Love, only Love is (t)here.   

“I am within My world, yet am I not known. I am My world, yet must I stand silently by, while man, who was created to manifest Me, thinks that he himself is that which works and plays, loves, hates and carries on life.  Man takes unto himself that which I created for My pleasure, that which was to radiate...

Stress Is Only Fear

"I realize that stress is only fear.
I release all fear.
I am at peace.
I am safe and secure.
Freedom from stress is my divine right.
I let go of all tension.
I use my breath to relax.
I breathe deeply and peacefully.
I feel my muscles relax.
I flow with life easily and effortlessly.
All is well in my world."
-Joan Borysenko 

"When we have awareness of the silent side, abundance is increased in the active side." 
-Joel Goldsmith 

Make Me An Instrument

"Transform me Lord, so that when people see me, they see you." 
-@HerTrueWorth via IG

St. Francis' Peace Prayer-
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.
Where there is discord, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.

"Blessed Is He Who Came Into Being Before He Came Into Being."

"Everyday I say to myself, today I will begin." - St. Anthony of the Desert 

Today, we begin.  This very moment, we begin... remembering that we ARE what's appearing as this moment, we are the substratum of the Now, we are the  Christ.  We celebrate the birth of Jesus today, the birth of the awareness of the Christ among us, and now, the birth of our awareness of the Christ within us.  

Repeat this mantra by Herb Fitch, "I am not man or woman, I live the day as I, Spiri...

Christmas Eve Blues? Listen to This One.

Whatever you're feeling... it's okay.  It's just inner weather.  You couldn't be feeling any other way. Breathe. Sway. Let's chat about how to take Shelter and ride it out, together.  

God is here, even now.  Feel It and know. 

I Love you, 

Reminder: What You Call the 'Christmas Spirit' Is Your True Nature

You’re feeling absolutely fantastic this morning! But not for the reason you think. You don’t feel good because it’s Christmas Eve. You don’t feel good because you know what’s under the tree, or even because you’re off work or have no professional Zoom meetings tomorrow (likely for a whole week!), or that your favorite food is being prepared, or that your playlist is FIRE and the Temptations are going in on ‘Silent Night’.

All of these things may very well seem to be happening, but they’re not causing that quiet-Joy you’re aware of. Y...

THIS Automatically Dissolves Negative Beliefs

"The 'problem' with most people who believe in God, is that they also believe in the devil.  That's believing in two powers rather than only one!"
-Gil Michaels 

"'...error is not real and it has no power.'  That is an incomplete statement because error does have power until it comes into contact with an illumined consciousness.  We should first complete the sentence by saying, 'error is not power in the presence of an illumined consciousness.'  Illumined consciousness is of course not human consciousness with knowledge.  You mu...

You Are Free to Free Yourself

A mini meditation to find the Silence that the mind swims in.  

"I Am Nothing, appearing to be something, and now enjoying both."

"Nothing is dreaming It is something."

"Realize 'I Am' and do not think 'I Am'." 
-Ramana Maharshi

"Man is free to free himself from body identification and that is the only freedom he has."
-Ramana Maharshi 

I Love you and I’m with you!

Experience Love's Presence, Instantly!

"I can
see angels
sitting on your ears,

 Polishing trumpets,
replacing lute strings,
stretching new skins on the drums
and gathering wood for the evening’s fire.

They all danced last night
but you did not
hear Them."
-excerpt from 'I Can See Angels' by Hafiz 

"To be present for God’s touches, Francis found that having the right word turning over and over again on the tongue could make all the difference. The right word relaxed first the tongue, then i...

"Follow the stream of Love you already know, no matter how small it is."

It's my ex-hubby's year to Love on the kids for the holidays, so after a tearful goodbye yesterday, I wanted to share how I still managed to lean into Love (this will be my first Christmas morning without them), and will continue to as I navigate this life thing.   

"Follow the stream of Love you already know, no matter how small it is." - St. Francis of Assisi

"As a drop of water poured into wine loses itself, and takes the color and savor of wine; or as a...

Hold Your Faith, Meet No Trouble

"We all think of the Lord when troubled, 
never when at peace. 
But if we held our faith during peace, 
there would be no trouble."
-Kabir Ke Dohe via IG

Today's Practice:

Moments of peace are the best time to practice Love.  Set the intention today to hold your heart in peace on this beautiful Sunday, so that when moments of chaos come, you don't have to effort.  You're already practicing Love. You're already Being Love. Nothing can shake you.  No thing...

Unwrap Your Present

Because I feel Go(o)d now, I trust my future will be, too.

Repeat these words, feelingly:
The past is over. Only Go(o)d lies before me now.
Only Love lies before me now. 
Only Love is here. 
And I Am That. 

"The future is made up of only one substance and that is the present moment. By taking care of the present, you are doing everything you can to assure a good future." 
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Our future is our present brou...

Your Mission, Should You Choose to FEEL IT...

is to become an open door, a transparency for Love to flow into the world freely.  We do this by smiling. relaxing , and swaying our way into the knowledge that truly,  only Love is here and that no doors, or 'bodies' are needed to access It.   Once we are being this Love, our way forward is clear, smooth, Joyous!  Our way is simple. Our way is Go(o)d. 

Meditation from Eva Bell Werber's, Voice of the Master-

"This morning in the quiet I would speak...

God Doesn't Go Away When We Are Not Praying

Even though the meditator may leave the meditation, the meditation will not leave the meditator."
-Dudjom Rinpoche

"Carry your meditation as the eternal present and saturate your everyday life with it. "
-N. Senzaki

“At the beginning of my spiritual practice in the monastery, I used the hours set aside for private prayer to simply think about God. I wanted God’s reality to imprint itself on my mind and emotions. I felt this was far more useful than any particular prayer practice or theological study. This method is short and sure...

God Consciousness is the End of Fear

“Once I asked Maharajji how it is possible for a man to remember God all the time. He told me the story of Narada (the celestial sage) and the butcher: Vishnu (one of the aspects of God) was always praising the butcher and Narada wondered why, since the butcher was always occupied and Narada spent twenty-four hours a day praising Vishnu. Vishnu gave Narada the task of carrying a bowl of oil, full to the brim, up to the top of a mountain, without spilling a drop. The task completed, Vishnu asked how many times Narada remembered Vishnu. Narada as...

"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you."

What is within you?  A book? A  new invention? A business?  It can only come forth in proportion that you remember to feel the Love that is within you, first. 

"God, may I trust where my own path is meant to take me, knowing that I'll never get there by trying to be someone else." 
- @Dayal.Gauranga via IG

"By following your natural duty you can achieve perfection,  Hear from me how." 
-Bhagavad Gita 18.45

"It is better to do one's own dharma...

When I'm Being Love, "Whatever Happens to Me Is Quickly Transformed into Heavenly Activity"

Today's Quotes: 

"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside you."
-Deepak Chopra 

(on seeming chaos) "...whatever happens to me  is quickly transformed into heavenly activity." 
- Herb Fitch 

You're so bright, you blind even yourself" 
- Unknown on IG 

Today's Practice:
Sway, only so you can stay conscious of the Stillness.  Chant a mantra, only so you can stay conscious AS the Silence.  This contrast makes it easy to recognize your Self. In any momen...

"Not only does God give the Ecstasy, but He gives the method for keeping It."

"Fill your lungs deeply with God so that you can breathe Christ into the world." 
-Caryll Houselander

"What can be a greater vision that this: to see the invisible God in a visible person?"

"Whether I be in the temple or the balcony, in the camp or in the flower garden, I tell you truly that every moment my Lord is taking His delight in me." 

"I walked around the temple, enjoying this ecstasy. When I noticed that the intensity came dow...

Miracles Are Your Calling

"Sometimes God challenges you
to find strength you don’t have.
Only like this will you go beyond
your imagined limits.
You must be pushed so far
that you are forced to be humble.
Only then, when your pride
and arrogance are crushed,
will you discover muscles that are not yours.
You will find and use the muscles of God.
When you completely abandon yourself, your ego,
this miracle becomes possible."

"Repeat this under your breath:
It is no longer ________ (yo...

One Who is Everywhere is Joyous, One Who is Nowhere is Free.

"When we know who we are, we're everybody and we're free." 
-Krishna Das

"Toss attachment for body aside, realizing I am everywhere. 
One who is everywhere is joyous."
-Osho, The Book of Secrets 

(On letting go of attachment)  "You will not ask “how.” If your house is on fire you will not ask anyone, you will not go seeking a master to ask how to come out of it. If the house is on fire you will simply get out of it. You will not...

Go Empty - A Powerful Practice to Align with Love and Joy of Life

"It's normal to not always feel in alignment.  That's not the goal. The goal is to recognize the misalignment and take action to bring yourself back into harmony." - Shakira Maria via IG

Feel Your Body As Empty - A Meditation

"Suppose your passive form to be an empty room with walls of skin – empty. Suppose your passive form to be an empty room with walls of skin…but inside, everything empty. This is one of the most beautiful techniques. Just sit in a meditative posture, relaxed, alone...