Betty Lenora Conscious Quotes to Inspire from her book “Sacred Women Behind Bars”

Betty Lenora, Sacred Women Behind Bars, Author LenoraBetty Lenora is an author, earth building instructor, sustainable living expert, and member of the One Community Consultant Team who wrote a forward in her book, Sacred Women Behind Bars, that mentions One Community! We’ve read this inspirational and beautiful book, loved it, and this post is dedicated to the multitude of conscious and inspirational quotes found within it.


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Sacred Women Behind Bars is a “call to Sacred Women to Remember Who You Are” that speaks to the Divine Feminine in each of us. A combination of Betty’s experience teaching anger management in a women’s correctional facility and sharing the lessons she taught, this book is a wealth of quotable quotes, native american wisdom, and practical and applicable approached to help in almost any life situation. Written at the request of Betty’s students, Sacred Women Behind Bars is divided into 24 days of inspirational and transformational life lessons to live and grow with.


Most of the quotes on this page are from Betty Lenora herself, others are from diversity of motivational and inspirational people. For convenient reference we’ve listed the page and source of each quote.

p6 Betty Lenora Quote:

You are more powerful than your wildest imagination. You are eternal spirit, flowing, positive energy, a genius creator on the verge of remembering who you really are and why you came here to this planet at this time.

p21 Betty Lenora Quote:

I told myself, “Never allow another person to pull you into their confusion, decide for yourself, is this my stuff? If it is not, find your place of peace within, and let this pass without stepping into that quicksand.”

p47 Betty Lenora Quote:

You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.

p50 Betty Lenora Quote:

The knowledge that we are all pure positive energy, wanting to give and receive love, is the awakening that we have been waiting for.  At that joyous moment, we are fully connected to the greatest and purest energy source that ever was or ever will be.

p72 Betty Lenora Quote:

We Create a New Earth, positive energy, Betty Lenora Quote, Sacred Women Behind Bars

p74 Betty Lenora Quote:

It is not necessary to stop what you are doing to enter into that flow; you could not leave that flow with great intention to do so, as it is you.

p75 Betty Lenora Quote:

Even the tiniest baby is a powerful genius/spirit creator who has chosen the physical experience necessary for his or her own expansion.

p75-76 Betty Lenora Quote:

When two conscious human beings combine their Golden Dream of focused energy, the light increases exponentially in creative power, and the flow of pure positive energy becomes even more expanded and joyful.

p76 Betty Lenora Quote:

I invite you to focus your attention into the dreamtime, the place from where all the gifts of the Universe are forming to be ready to enter the physical world.  It is from the place of dreamtime that the world you can next imagine will enter into your experience.

p78Betty Lenora Quote:

It’s not what’s going on but how we are looking at what is going on that matters.

p79 Betty Lenora Quote:

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p79 Betty Lenora Quote:

It is like the waves of an ocean.  When one wave goes out, it takes with it all that needs to return to the sea.  But another wave comes in, bringing in a new supply of treasures that were not there on the beach just moments ago.

p80 Betty Lenora Quote:

What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.  You are a magical being.  That place within you is where all creative power begins.

p80 Betty Lenora Quote:

You are powerful beyond your wildest imagination, and your power is gentle and endless.

p82 Betty Lenora Quote:

The physical world is an illusion, a reflection of our inner talk and feelings.  Notice how you speak to yourself.

p85 Betty Lenora Quote:

Allow yourself to feel the oneness with all that is.

p87 Betty Lenora Quote:

We are in a time of great change.  Great change! Look within yourself, and feel the energy building and speeding up.

Allow your spirit gift to enter into this world through your place of truth and beauty.  Give fully all you are in this now moment.

p88 Betty Lenora Quote:

Take your place among the stars, and dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening, and pray every thought and word as if your prayers are the most powerful, creative force in reality, because they are, you are-without fear.  You are beautiful, powerful, creative, and good.  Live your life, bring your gift, and know that you are sacred.

p89 Betty Lenora Quote:

There is not a more delicious moment than one in which you have directed your thoughts to harmonize with the Broader Perspectives of your Being.

p90 Betty Lenora Quote:

Everything that can be taken away from you is form.  What cannot be taken from you is Being.

p91 Betty Lenora Quote:

Tell your story to yourself, and listen to it with new ears.

p92 Betty Lenora Quote:

Only Do What You Love


Love Everything You Do!


These quotes from Sacred Women Behind Bars are from those other than Betty Lenora. We’ve listed the page of the book for easy reference as well as additional references where possible.

p6 Crazy Horse:

“When you go to that place deep within you and I go to that place deep within me, we shall be one.”

p25 Zane Grey

If it’s not yours-don’t take it
If it’s not true-don’t say it
If it’s not right-don’t do it

p59 Audrey Hepburn


For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.
And the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.



May you be blessed with all things good.
May your joys, like the stars at night, be too numerous to count.
May your victories be more abundant than all the grains of sand on all the beaches in all the oceans in all the world.
May lack and struggle only serve to make you stronger.
May every pathway you choose lead to that which is pure and good and lovely.
May every doubt and fear be replaced by a deep abiding trust as you behold evidence of a Higher Power all around you; when the storms of life are closing in, may the light at the core of your being illuminate the world.
May you always be aware you are loved beyond measure and may you be wiling to love unconditionally in return.
May you always feel protected and cradled in the arms of Creator, like the cherished child you are.
And when you are tempted to judge, may you be reminded that we are all one. And that every thought you think reverberates across the Universe, touching everyone and everything.
And when you are tempted to hold back, may you remember that love flows best when it flows freely.  And it is in giving that we receive the greatest gift.
May you always have music and laughter, and may a rainbow follow every storm. May gladness wash away every disappointment.
May joy dissolve every sorrow, and may love ease every pain.
May every wound bring wisdom, and may every trial bring triumph.
And with each passing day, may you live more abundantly than the day before.
May you be blessed and many others be blessed by you.
This is my heartfelt wish for you.

P66 Mother Teresa

“Do it Anyway”

People are often unreasonable,

Illogical, and self-centered;

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind

People may accuse you

of selfish motives;

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,

You win some false friends

And some true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,

People may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,

Some could destroy overnight;

Build anyway.

The good you do today

People will often forget tomorrow;

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have

And it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis

It is between you and Creator;

It never was between you and them anyway.

-Mother Teresa

P73 Ohiyesa, Santee Sioux (partial)

Silence is the

Absolute poise or

Balance of body,

Mind, and spirit


p83 Deepak Chopra

“Peace on Earth begins one heart at a time.”

p83 Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no way to Peace; Peace is the way.”

p86 Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

You are not the ego, so when you become aware of the ego in you, it does not mean you know who you are-it means you know who you are not.

Acknowledging that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.  The fact is: Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. You cannot receive what you don’t give.  Outflow determines inflow.

p88 an old Native American saying

“Do not look outside of yourself for a teacher.”


Code of Ethics for the Spiritual Warrior

Be honest, work on yourself, live your truth, don’t use others, make mistakes, make amends, listen to feedback, move past defensiveness.  Become a …..Spiritual Warrior.

p94 Dead Sea Scrolls, The Essene Gospels

Your Mother loves you even when you turn away from Her.  And how much more shall she love you, if you turn to her again?


Here are the Ten Commandments for Earth children:

  1. Mother Earth is our Mother; care for her.
  2. Honor all your relations.
  3. Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit.
  4. All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect.
  5. Take from the earth what is needed and nothing more.
  6. Do what needs to be done for the good of all.
  7. Give constant thanks to the Great Spirit for each new day.
  8. Speak the truth, but only of the good of others.
  9. Follow the rhythms of nature; rise and retire with the sun.
  10. Enjoy life’s journey, but leave no track.


Cherokee Prayer Blessing

May the warm winds of heaven

Blow softly upon your house.

May the Great Spirit

Bless all who enter there.

May your Moccasins

Make happy tracks in many snows.

And may the Rainbow

Always touch your shoulder.


Shakti Gaiwain, The Path of Transformation

Ultimately, if we want to live peaceful lives and create a peaceful world, we must start by building the foundation for the peace within ourselves.  We must remind ourselves that everything we do has meaning and significance; to some degree, all our actions affect everyone.


“We are the ones who stand at the pivotal points of human evolution.”

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