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Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Seed of Simplicity

Over the last few weeks I have decided to start my own organic garden.  Some people may say, "oh, that's sweet", but for me...  it is a massive commitment.
I had a garden once years ago, and will say that it was nice.  Today, however, it feels like a necessity.  For years now I have been always more likely to reach for the organic product but been relaxed in the total steadfast attitude towards it.
When I first engaged in alternative methods and became a Kinesiologist, I learned all about energy and how easily we are effected by various components.  I ate mostly organic things and was fully focused on my health.  Not only my physical health but my psychological health as well.  I found that I had truly been living a toxic lifestyle.
Toxic in the sense that I did not entertain the simplicity of life.  We (and I think I can speak for many of us) are so darn busy that we fail to observe the beauty.  For years I worked in a corporate environment.  I would observe, and participate in the madness of over extending myself continuously.  Sixty hour work weeks were the norm.  Daily commutes, travel, quick unhealthy foods just to fill the void, deadlines and corporate politics took over any ability I had to connect with the simplicities of life. 
I could go on and on about how we pollute our psyche with what we think we have to do that will make our lives more fulfilling or the things we have to buy, but I guess that is another topic for another day. 
For today, I just want to be free with my thoughts that life can be simple.  Non-Toxic and healthy.
The last couple of years I had not been as committed to myself - parenting can do that to a person! :)  But surely I should have been.  I can see how the smallest diversions can have huge impacts.  Life should be enjoyed.  Lived to the fullest.  How can we see clearly if we are clouded with chemicals?  I am not just speaking of pesticides, I am speaking of the toxicities of stress, anger and negative thoughts.
As I look around, I find that most people are stressed.  Most people hate their jobs (if they even have one today) and are fully functioning in toxicity. 

Functioning is the key word.

Functioning in the crudest sense.  Meaning, yes, they are breathing.  Yes, they are walking, talking and eating.  But are they truly living? 
Is this what God had in mind for us?  One could argue that as a society we have come a long way.  Our technologies are expanding and our medical breakthroughs are saving lives everyday.  To that I would debate, but are these technologies helping us or hurting us?  Look, I have grown very accustom to modern conveniences (as I sit here on my laptop), and I am not saying that we should go back to living on the prairie, but I do think that it would be prudent to understand that not all things that science develops are to our benefit.  They claim that statistically they are saving more cancer patients than ever.  But if you were to do a little simple research, you will see that the number of people with cancer, diabetes and various other diseases has absolutely skyrocketed over the last ten years!
We have developed an enormous amount of anti-depressant medications.  Why?  Because people are unhappy in their lives.  It is astonishing the number of people who are dependent on these drugs (I think it is something like one out of seven).  The scary thing about these medications is that most of them indicate severe depression and/or suicidal thoughts as a side effect!  Isn't that why they are taking it to begin with???? 

What the hell is going on here?

I don't want to sound like some crazy naturalist, I realize that most people don't have the availability to start their own organic garden and eliminate stress from their life overnight.  But I would just like to plant the seed of opportunity in you. 

For today, let's start to be a little bit more alert, a little bit more aware, a little bit more conscious. 
Let us all see the beauty of the simple things.  Question the ingredients in your food and how they will effect not just your body, but your mind, as well as your spirit.  Step out your door today and look at the beauty all around you.  The leaves on the trees, the flower bud that is emerging, the smile of a child, the wagging of the dog's tail.  Take in a deep breathe and hold it for a moment, feel the air that fills your lungs and then release.  On the exhale, let go of today's stresses and know that you are in control.  You have the ability to transform any area of your life and create a more simplistic positive perspective.  I am not perfect and know that there are many things in my life that could use a major overhaul, but for today, I intend to adjust a small piece... observing the beauty of simplicity.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Perspective comes in many different sizes

During what seemed to be a never ending battle with an army of paper, I had... a moment
It seems that we are always bombarded with mounds and mounds of paper.  Papers with important information that can never be thrown out.  Papers that have information that must be saved for ten years.  Papers that give us instructions, just in case.  Papers that have significant emotional attachments.  And the least of my favorites are the papers that can prove our innocence, in the event of... so we certainly can't toss them!
In this particular battle, I had been looking for documents to prove myself worthy.  I am in the process of presenting a community project opportunity and must provide sufficient proof that I am a qualified project manager of such.  So, with this, I thought I would dip into the "I am great" file.
Do you have one of these?
I think everyone should.  It is a place where you can store all of those documents that says you are worthy.  We are all worthy in our own right and sometimes we get down on ourselves and need to be reminded of our little moments of glory.  For me, I have letters of recommendation, awards, and even writing projects from school.  Gosh, going through that file really boosted my spirits.
In the rubble, I came across this piece of writing that is more than twenty years old.  I stopped for a moment because I had not even remembered it - at all!  That was until, I started to read it.  I found it so moving that I thought it worthy to share with you...

When you think of the person who has influenced your life the most, traditionally you paint a picture of a "perfect person".  That person is often a coach, peer or teacher who you look up to and admire, and above all else, you would love to be like.  But what if that person is not someone that you would want to be like, and is considered anything but perfect?  What if that someone is completely dependent on others in all aspects of life?  Is it possible for someone so helpless to influence the life of a perfectly normal teenage girl?

Scottie has cerebral palsy and as a result is severely mentally and physically challenged.  Many people have influenced me, but nothing compares to the way Scottie has reshaped the way I look at life.  Verbally he is not able to encourage me to try my hardest, but in his silence he is a far more powerful influence.  I never imagined that I could learn so much about myself through this boy who is so incredibly challenged.  He has made me aware of all I have to be thankful for and has taught me to be a better person.  His presence has opened my eyes to reveal the true meaning of life and has given me a greater appreciation for each day I live.

Scottie's physical appearance is different from other children of the same age and some people are actually frightened of him.  Differences are what make us all individuals, and should not be feared, but enjoyed.  Prejudice, ignorance and discrimination are what we should fear.  Scottie could never harm anyone, and when I look at him, I see beyond his physical appearance and uncover the most beautiful human being that has ever crossed my path.  His innocence and inner beauty radiate out from his heart to touch many people's lives in a unique way.  It is hard not to be judgemental, yet Scottie has taught me to look past appearances and realize the inner human qualities that truly matter.  This experience has enabled me to work with other people who have illnesses or disabilities and not be intimidated by them.

When I was younger, I spent more time with Scottie, sitting on the couch reading stories.  He always had that beautiful smile on his face and was so happy for everything I did for him.  He is not able to speak and yet there is a great feeling of peace that surrounds him.  I often get frustrated about my goals or ambitions that I am unable to achieve.  He does not have a perfect body or a perfect mind, yet he is the happiest person I have ever met.  He has made me realize that I should be more content with what I have, and although excellence is good, striving for perfection can be the route to failure.  When I am with Scottie, I realize how blessed I am and that I should never take for granted, but rather cherish what can so easily be taken away.

On a daily basis Scottie faces bigger challenges than most of us will ever face in our lives.  He helps me to put my life in perspective when the pressures of everyday life distort my ideas about what really matters.  Scottie continues to run a ministry in his own home by helping people to find what is important in life.  He has helped so many people and continues to touch so many lives without ever uttering a word.

This piece was written twenty plus years ago and still to this day, Scottie's presence in this world continues to touch peoples lives.  I can only hope that sharing this can help us all reflect on the huge blessings we all have, no matter what package they come in.

Friday, April 8, 2011

When is a key just a key?

Two days ago I received a call (an odd call I might add) from an old business associate.  I had stopped doing business with this person years ago and the end of the partnership was, let's say, less than desirable.  I am not the type of person to cut someone off at the knees or burn any bridges, so despite the bitterness I felt at the time, I remained professional and simply moved on.
In any event, the call was just that - a call.  He had actually dialed the wrong number to let someone know that he wasn't feeling well and wouldn't be going into the office.  He had conveyed this information to me, not realizing who he was speaking to.  I immediately identified myself and told him I hoped he felt better.
Clearly we were both a bit taken back and hung up the phone.
Knowing what I know about the universe, this little incident stayed with me all day.  I could not simply shrug it off to the fact that he dialed the wrong number - he hadn't dialed my number in over six years!  So why today?
Although I do not believe in coincidences and feel that everything happens for a reason, I am not crazy enough to spend every waking moment trying to look for the hidden meaning in things. 
One could drive themselves crazy doing that!
Sometimes, we have to be satisfied with "a key is just a key", rather than it being a "key" to unlock a mystery.  This time, however, for me, I knew it was something more.
The following day, I had a "eureka" moment, an amazing idea for a business project popped in my head.  I was so excited about the prospect, I was gleaming.  I couldn't wait to contact the people that I would like to work with on this project and share this amazing insight.  Eager and volcanic with excitement, I started making phone calls. 
Suddenly, like a massive wave of the ocean, the reminder of that short little mis-dial of my ex-partner came rushing back, turning on that elusive light bulb in my head.  There it was!  The very reason the universe put that seemingly insignificant little incident in my path.  You see, the fallout of the previous relationship was as a result of not crossing every T and dotting every i.  When we set out to have a business partnership, we were great friends and sat down over a cocktail, came up with a plan and implemented it with a handshake.  We never created any legal documents of the business relationship, we simply trusted each other.  Over time, the business took on the normal day to day stresses and personalities began to change.  At the end of the day, I paid a very steep price for trusting that people would 'do the right thing'.  It took me some time to rid myself of the ill feelings and accept that every person has to walk their own path.  These were great lessons for me on every level and for that, I was grateful.  Even more grateful I am today to be reminded of this as I blast forth in my new adventure, knowing that it is always best to set the rules of the game before you start.
The universe is always speaking to us...
we just have to PAY ATTENTION! 
There are no restrictions on how this information will be presented to us, as the universe has all of the tools necessary at it's disposal.  It may come as a comment from a stranger, in the next television show you watch, from an old newspaper article, or even a blog post that has popped in your email box. 
Pull up your attena and polish it, my friend, the universe is always on your side working diligently to assist you.  Remove the blinders and be open to receive! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Holy Hangover!

Today I laughed so hard, I nearly peed my pants!  It was one of those laughs that you start to cry and you know your tummy will hurt for days.  You know the kind I am talking about.  We have all been there.  It usually doesn't happen too often, but when it does, it changes your whole day. 
So naturally, I must share the story in hopes that you may have that hard core belly laugh on me.  Well, actually it's not on me, it's on my friend...really!
A dear friend of mine, who will remain nameless for obvious reasons as you read on, recently went to a Fiftieth birthday party celebration.  As a common natural American practice, all the departing guests received a small bottle (and I mean small!) of champagne as a "favor".  I never did quite understand why people feel the need to give you some sort of inconsequential trinket when you go to a monumental party, wedding or shower.  What do we all do with them anyway?  Ninety percent of the time the favors we get are things we don't want, need or have to have and wind up sitting in our homes taking up valuable space because we feel guilty about getting rid of it.  After all, someone went through much trouble to think about what it would be, how it would present and of course...they PAID for it!  Then, once enough time (potentially years) has past and you are absolutely sure that no one will be looking around to find it on display in your house, you can ditch into the round file.  OK, so enough of my whining, on with the story...
So, days later, on her way to yet another "fun event" (a baby shower), she decided that just before going in to engage in the phony "oohs" and "aahhs", that this might be a good time to indulge in her happy little gift.
I think it is extremely important to stress at this point in my story, that my friend doesn't drink,  alcohol that is. 
See, I told you this story wasn't about me!   ;)
So, with this, she unwraps the top and pulls the plug.  A little confused about the lid on the bottle, she shrugged it off to unfamiliarity with the beverage.  With that she slugged it down, like a drunken sailor.  As the champagne is smoothly sliding down her throat, she is agast over the taste.  She had had champagne before and knew instantly that this was the worst she had ever tasted.  She looked at the bottle to find that this happy little gift was a bottle of bubbles, dressed as a bottle of bubbly!
So, yes, she drank the whole bottle of bubbles, but the best was that when she shared the story, she told me it was bubble bath.  It was only the next day when we revisited the story that she told me about the funny little wand that was attached to the lid!
Alright, I will wait a moment while you are still cracking up before I continue...

So, now, how can we tie this into Positive Perspectives and the Law of Attraction?  It really is quite simple.  There is no greater example of the universe taking control and washing your mouth out with soap!  Watch your mouth, honor your word and always keep a positive perspective! 
And for my dear friend who inevidably will read this, I must ask...what happened to your rubberband?!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Letting the universe know you are there

What a great way to show the universe you are ready to receive!  This morning while sipping my java and trying to motivate myself for the hectic day ahead, I heard one of the many side conversations mumbling by the adjacent television, that perked my anteana to the roof.  A man walked into a coffee shop and started screaming, "I'm Rich! I'm Rich!", all the while he was throwing money in the air.  Naturally, the patrons were shocked and thought the man had gone stark raven mad!

What these folks do not know is that this man was letting the universe reflect back to him what he wishes to project. 

He got it right - and he knew it!

You see, the universe acts as a giant reflection of what our thoughts and projections are.  Somewhat similar to a gargantuan copy machine, if you will.  So each time you say, "I am broke" or "I need more money" the universe simply repeats that energy pattern right back to you. Just as you hit that copy button on the big  Xerox robot, it starts spitting it out again, and again, and again.
I am broke
I am broke
I am broke
Continously repeating the same picture over and over until you give it a different command.  Each day will present new and different perimeters to keep you in the same financial position.  Until of course, you shift gears in your consciousness and start projecting a new reality.
Problem is, that as logical, rational human beings we tend to see only on a surface level.  If there is no money in your bank account, the brain says "I am broke" and although that it may be true in that very moment, that is a temporary monetary condition and not a permanent dictation of who you are.  And yet, this is what we do.  We create a permanent label to a temporary condition. 
How do you break the pattern?  Well, this man...got it right.  Take a bold stand and hit a different button on the machine, take what you have and give it away.  This is a CRYSTAL CLEAR message (to be duplicated by the copy machine), "I have plenty of money, so much that I can certainly afford to give some of it away."

For your enjoyment, I have posted the link below for you to watch the clip yourself:

Friday, March 25, 2011

"Will you help me?" - How to know when it's ok to ask...

Some days I find it so incomprehensible that people always assume to know what other people are thinking.  I find that often times people lose out on incredible opportunities as a result of taking such an approach.  In  understanding the law of attraction it is of great importance to pay attention!  Don't walk away from a situation and say "wow, wasn't that interesting?  What a coincidence". 
NO!!  The universe has just placed just the right person, with just the right education and/or skill set directly in front of you as the next step toward your goal.
Perhaps this person has just the right contact or knows the "how to", that you need.  Once your intention is clear...PAY ATTENTION!  Open your eyes and ears and walk with the expectancy of witnessing magic happen right before your eyes.  Astonishing events are about to unfold and too often we miss the moment because we really have become bad receivers. 
When someone enters your circle that has the tools to help you, for goodness sakes... ASK!
Do not assume for one single solitary second, that this person is not willing to help you.
Chances are VERY good that that is exactly why they are there. 
As a common denominator, we tend to project our own opinions, objectives and fears onto other people.  You do not know what this person is thinking, doing or even being in that moment. 
Assume NOTHING. 
Ask with the expectancy to get it.  Ask with the openness of receiving.  Ask, knowing that you are allowing the other person the privilege of honoring their desire to give.
Look, the reality is, is that you have nothing to lose by asking, and everything to gain.  If the person says no to your request, you are still exactly where you were before you asked - nothing lost.  But if they says YES, you have now achieved the next step toward your goal. 
ASK, ASK, ASK!!!
Always remember this...No Ask, No Get.  It is that simple.

ps. for more great inspiration, I would highly recommend reading "The Aladin Factor" by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson.  You can check it out here:  
The Aladdin Factor

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The world is going to hell in a handbasket!

When the world seems to be on the brink of destruction on every level, how do you stay positive????
Everywhere I look, from the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt and Libya, to the mass natural destruction of the Japanese (not to mention the impending radioactive meltdown) and the Haitians, to the suffering of the hungry and unemployed in my own country, it is an extreme challenge to stay focused in faith and feel good about life.
Last night I laid awake for hours with vivid images running through my mind of the pain and suffering taking place around the globe.  We all see it, but what can we do about it?
For most of us, we feel the compassion and do the only thing we can do...
write a check to the red cross
Somehow that seems to settle our sense of urgency.  It allows us a small sense of feeling like we have contributed something.
In the context of The Law of Attraction, I ask myself, could it be that ALL of these people attracted this?  I would firmly argue NOT!  So how is it that with all of the learning and teaching that I have done on this subject it all comes down to a question that I cannot answer?  The first lesson I learned in understanding the law of attraction was to take 100% responsibility for EVERYTHING  in your life.  I feel quite confident that I have achieved that personally.  But as I continue to teach and view the circumstances around the planet I am left with some pretty conflicting philosophies to weed through.
It has been my experience for many years that things just happen.  It is only over the last 13 years that I would place myself accountable for those things.  But in the grand scheme of life I have found that events seem to take place (which seem to be totally out of our control) to bring us to the next stage in our own individual evolution.  I did not come from an ideal all American lifestyle.  My entire life from the time I was born was hard - really hard.  It seemed as though everyday presented a whole host of challenges in survival.  I could go on and on about the things I have been through but the reality of it all is that we all have our own story.  My life may have been very difficult in some ways while yours may have been difficult in others.  We are all the same, just with a different story to tell.  Each of these stories grant us the opportunity to learn and grow... if we so choose.
As a result, I have to remind myself that for those people who have crossed over during these times of turmoil, have gone just at the right time for them.  On a soul level, I believe we all are aware of our timeline on this planet.  I have watched helplessly, painfully while several of my own family members have left and felt bitter and selfish in my own self pity.  And yet, there is a peace inside of me that knows that they knew they were leaving - this was evident in the conversations during the months prior. 
For those who continue to be the struggling warriors in this quest, I must resolve myself to knowing that most of them will learn, grow and evolve from these challenging times.  This is the positive perspective that I must maintain for myself.  For after all, I can only be responsible for me and the world will always be a reflection of my perspective.
The events of the world will always be.  It is only our view of it that can give us peace (or turmoil) within our own selves.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm always right...DEAL WITH IT!

Once again, I am faced with the incredible account of watching the human ego stand in the way of greatness.  If we can be honest with ourselves, we can admit that we have all done it. 
Try to remember a time when you lost out on something (perhaps something great), because you thought you knew it all.  I will openly admit, it has happen to me and unfortunately I have had to pay the price for it more times than I care to count.  Those times have proven to me that my ego is quite expensive!
When talking about the law of attraction and letting the universe know what it is that you want, it is important to realize that perhaps it is best to be open to the way it is delivered.  This is not to say to settle for things that you don't want but to understand that the chemicalization process is ALWAYS to be considered. 
What is chemicalization? 
Chemicalization is the process that gets you from point A to point B.  So for instance, let's say you decide that you want a job promotion.  Your intent is clear.  You visualize yourself as being the Vice President of corporation XYZ.  Currently you are a clerk in the mail room.  There is nothing inherently wrong with you setting that goal for yourself.  In time, it can certainly be an obtainable goal.  One must admit, however, that chances are good that you are not currently equipped to hold the position that you are seeking.  Chemicalization sets the pace for you to learn what you need to learn in order to get the position you desire.  Perhaps it is that you are offered a new position as a customer service representative.  Suddenly, there is an anger that bubbles with the thought that this is not what you asked for!  Avail yourself to the possibility that the new position offered will bring new understanding to the process of the corporation.  A stepping stone, per se.  Over time, the universe will continue to open the doors of learning to avail you the education needed to get the job you intend for yourself.
If the genie in the bottle popped out and said "OK, you are now Vice President", the likelihood of success in maintaining that position are slim to none.  This is why 95% of the people who win the lottery are bankrupt within the first five years!  You must be equipped to handle the responsibility that comes with the things you ask for.  Too often we see things only as we choose to see them, rather than what is actually being shown to us. 
This reminds me of a story that I have shared many times, and feel it necessary to include once more.  I wish I could give credit to the person who first told the tale, but I don't know who it was so I will just say, clearly profound:
During a time of great flood there was a man who had tremendous faith in God.  Although he had heard radio reports that everyone should evacuate the area, he said to himself  "I am a man of faith, and I know that God will keep me safe.  I am not leaving my home."  With that the water began to rise.  As the neighborhood was drowning and was more of a lake rather than roads and sidewalks, the man heard voices yelling out to him.  It was a boat outside his door.  The rescue team was calling out, "Sir, we are in a state of emergency, you must evacuate your home now!  We are here to help you out".  The man replied, "I am a man of faith, and I know that God will keep me safe.  I am not leaving my home."
Soon the water levels had risen so high that the man was forced to climb to his rooftop for safety.  Shortly thereafter he noticed a helicopter approaching.  The rescue team was calling out, "Sir, we are in a state of emergency, you must evacuate your home now! We are here to help you out". Once again the man replied, "I am a man of faith, and I know that God will keep me safe. I am not leaving my home."
As he approached the pearly gates to meet with God, he said "I do not understand, I am a man of faith, I trusted with all of my heart that I was not in danger...?" 
With that God replied "My son, I sent you a radio broadcast, I sent you a boat, I sent you a helicopter...why the hell are you here?!"

When setting your intentions for the things that you would like to have, choose, or see in your life, always bear in mind that you may not know the best or shortest route to get there.  Avail yourself to the understanding that as human beings we have a tendency to try and "control" what happens in every area of our lives.  Sometimes, it is best to simply let go and watch the unfolding.  You will always get what it is that you are intending, as long as the intention is clear.  Trust and gratitude for what is showing up in your life at this moment is the key to understanding that the universe is ALWAYS working in your favor and will bring you to where you want to be.  Recently, my friend Mario shared with me a mantra that I now use frequently, and that is "I do not know, what I do not know". 
As such, I am left with the understanding that TRUST is necessary element in evolution.


 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Perception of Power

Today I had the privilege of being posted as a "MEET MARSHALL".  Privilege?, well, let me re-think that one. . .  OK, so I was "assigned" to be a meet marshall.  Unless you are involved in swimming yourself, or a parent to a swimmer, the term is probably just as foreign to you as it was to me.  Until of course today.

My stepdaughter is on a swim team and they are always looking for volunteers to help at the meets.  Quite frankly I am very busy and find it challenging enough to make the time to go to the events and so when I am there, the last thing I want to be doing is working. 'Let me sit just in the stands, drink my java and route her on.'

When I found out that if I were to volunteer for a job, we will be reimbursed $75.00 on her tuition, I thought, SIGN ME UP - how hard could it be?!  Well, that was at the last meet.  Last time I was assigned to be a "TIMER".  Wow, talk about some serious pressure (and I am not referring to the sinus pressure in my head from the chlorine overdose)!  As a timer you are responsible for a fraction of a second which makes the difference in who places and who doesn't - so for God's sake, DON'T SNEEZE !!
Anyway, today was very different.  They gave me an official "MEET MARSHALL" t-shirt, neon yellow, of course.  The dang thing was ten times the size of my body.  So to try and avoid looking like a giant marshmallow dipped in road paint, I attempted to tie the lower portion into a knot.  A little apprehensive about my appearance, I thought I would take on a new perspective and dive into the role I had just been assigned, after all... I am a MARSHALL!
As marshall, you are basically the pool police.  Make sure no parents sneak onto the pool deck, tackle the kids that are trying to climb the wall above the bleachers, no food, no street shoes on the deck, monitor the crowd, etc.  I scanned the auditorium looking at all the people.  How effective can I be?  Sure I might be able to intimidate an eight year old enough to make them stay on their towel, but what about his 6'3", 275lb father who is breaking all the rules?
Much to my surprise, most of the people saw the yellow shirt coming and were very accommodating (perhaps a little intimidated) and polite.  I felt powerful.  All I had to do was wave my finger at some of the kids and they jumped to attention.  Others, however, would ignore all levels of authority.  As I watched the ones that I had to repeatedly reprimand, I realized that it was not the yellow shirt that made them defiant it was the lack of discipline their parents had instilled.  Gosh, remember when we were kids?  You didn't dare talk back to an adult.  You'd be lucky not to get whopped by the person, let alone what your parents would do when they found out!  Boy, have times changed.  I am always astonished by the parent who tries to be their kids' friend and let them do and say whatever they want in fear that their children won't like them.  Let me be the first to tell you, that's not your job!  A parent's job is just that...to parent!  Not to be a friend.  You'll have plenty of time for that when your children grow into respectful, independent human beings and then you can develop a friendship.  This is not to say you have to be a militant who has children who fear you, but it does mean that it is more important to teach them so that you will actually like them when they are adults.  Trust me if they disrespect you when they are young, they will never grow into respecting you later on, the disrespect only gets worse.
Throughout the day I was tossed between feeling like a powerhouse who could make the public move in a blink of an eye and the overwhelming sense of discouragement in our future generations.  So, after a nice long comfortable nap on a rainy Sunday afternoon, I awoke with a peace of returning to my sanctuary and knowing that we are all doing the best we can with what we know.  In the words of my dear friend Elaine, I must return once more to MYOR (mind your own reality).
I find that when I do that, life becomes... simple again. Peaceful. I can choose to be angry at others and let them disturb my peace, or I can just simply be.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Attraction in Action . . .

I am absolutely bursting with excitement as I write this.  Anytime I get to fully witness the unfolding of the law of attraction in action, it pulses an explosion of passion through my veins like a rush of the ocean pounding on the shore.  Not only for the person it is working for, but as a direct impact of how phenominal the universe is in it's exactness to transcribe the desires of each and everyone of us... if only we use it.

Two weeks ago I was discussing the law of attraction with my friend Missy.  Knowing me for sometime, she had been exposed to the concept, but not truly implementing the process with any conviction.  We had spoken about her career and where she wanted it to go.  I shared with her that I felt the various "options" that she conveyed where extremely diverse (albeit, all sharing one common goal) and seemingly haphazard.  I expressed to her that I thought it would be important for her to truly examine and define her "dream job".  What is it that your passionate about?

Missy decided to re-write her resume.  Rather than creating a "standard" format resume, she became creative and decided to lay it out more in the form of a letter,  describing "who" she was.  This single event was a clear indication to the universe of the vision of "Missy".  Not who she was today, but who she was as a result of all of her experiences and what she had to offer.  In that moment, she defined her dream job.

For more than a couple of decades, Missy worked in the world of television production for one of the bigboy networks in the industry.  This was her passion.  When she read her letter to me, I asked if she was interested in working production for someone or creating her own production company.  Her response was simple and as expected for someone new to understanding the law of attraction.  She replied by saying that she certainly could not start her own, as this could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and that was not on the table at the moment.  With that, I invited Missy to assist me in creating some YouTube videos.  I knew that this would start the energy in motion for her and get her back in the grove of igniting the fire for herself.  Those of you who were present at the last lecture on Positive Perspectives at the Nurtured Spirit last week would have seen Missy operating the camera, recording the event.

Today, through a simple read article in the newspaper and a single telephone call, (NOTEsee the sign, catch it and act!)  Missy has now be given an incredible opportunity to use a studio and all of it's production equipment, have training for her entire crew for seven weeks, and the availability to create her own programs with airing on a television broadcast channel -- all for FREE!  AMAZING!  Over a quarter of million dollars worth of opportunity layed at her feet, just by calling it forth...
Does it get any better than this?
So, then I pose the question to you...  Why aren't you doing it?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My House Exploded...NOW WHAT??????

Holy Schnikies! Yeah, that was my response. Someone we know called this morning to say that her daughter's house literally exploded. Not really sure of all of the details but there seems to have been some sort of electrical fire which occured next to the natural gas stove.

At the end of the day, what do you do when you have lost everything?

CRY!
Absolutely. You must cry. You must mourn.
Although there is a tremendous gift in that no one was in the home at the time and therefore the greatest gratitude can be seen in that; however, you cannot overlook the natural attachment that we have to "things"..."our things". We work hard to get things, some of us even hoard things. They become synonomous with who we think we are - they define us.

So, yes, mourn. Mourning is a necessary element to the healing process. Sit and allow yourself to cry, feel the pain of the moment. But I would advise to set yourself a time line on how long you will allow yourself to fall into the drones of self pity. Two or three days, perhaps, maybe a little more. Try to gain a support system in keeping focused on a deadline of such. It is too easy to allow a traumatizing event to totally consume you and once engaged, it can go on for years.

Now that you have given yourself permission to feel the pain, it is time to move forward.
An event such as this is a clear indication that it is time to start again - from scratch. Look at your life. What about it was not for your highest good? There is no larger indication that something is off kilter for you when the universe steps in on such a grand level. What is that? Take inventory. Not of your things...but of your life. See what needs re-adjusting.

You have been blessed with the graciousness that no one was harmed or even killed in the event, so take great levels of gratitude. Gratitude for what you do have is key in working with the universe to bring forth anything else that you might want to get.  Now you can begin to think about all the new wonderful things that the universe will bring you . . . if you ask!