Strawberries

February 18, 2011 by  
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A farmer was driving along the road with a load of fertilizer. Little Christopher, playing in front of his house, saw him and called out. . .

“What’ve you got in your truck?”

“Fertilizer,” the farmer replied.

“What are you going to do with it?” asked Chris

“Put it on strawberries,” answered the farmer.

“You ought to live here,” Chris advised him. . .

. . . . . “We put sugar and cream on ours.”

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HOW TO BE YOUR OWN VALENTINE!

February 14, 2011 by  
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“Love yourself first with all your heart,

with all your soul and with all your might.”

~ Stephanie Rainbow Bell

I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day and frankly, was going to avoid the topic altogether this week. But, of course, I know (and you probably do too!) – that anything we are avoiding – is usually the very thing that needs addressing – so here we go.

As we all are made ABUNDANTLY aware, Valentine’s Day is typically marketed to romantic unions and so us single folks can end up feeling like the kid who is picked last for the sports team. Regardless of our reasons and our emotions about being single – with all the media exposure and advertising – it takes a pretty confident person to stand up tall on Valentine’s Day and say “I’m GOOD alone THANK YOU very much!”

Now I would be less than honest if I told you I was 100% fine with being alone. There is definitely a part of me that wants to be in a committed relationship. Not because I feel I am “incomplete” without one, but because I love sharing experiences with others and I like the security of knowing there is a special someone to come home to and that comes home to me. (Married folks plz keep reading!)

But that being said . . . if we cannot love OURSELVES with all of our heart, soul and might – how can we truly expect to give or receive love from another? And if you are already in a committed relationship, it still behooves you to have a good look around inside of you and see where you stand with respect to that!

  • Do you love yourself enough to take good care of your body, mind and spirit?
  • Do you love yourself enough to say no when you know that’s REALLY the right thing to do?
  • Do you love yourself enough to allow for your own foibles, “mistakes”, mis-perceptions?
  • Do you love yourself enough to give yourself special treats for no reason, whether that’s a spa treatment, a new book, your fave food treat or a special vacation?
  • Do you love yourself enough to leave the past in the past and stay fully present to the blessings in the present?

This Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of love by acknowledging YOU! How special you are, what a blessing you are, the unique gifts and talents you bring to the planet at this time!

Love YOU first, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might

and then keep doing it!!

Make EVERY day your own personal Valentine’s Day!

Namaste!

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Gandhi

February 11, 2011 by  
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Mahatma Gandhi was quite a spiritual person. He walked barefoot everywhere, to the point that his feet became quite thick and hard.

Even when he was not on a hunger strike, he didn’t eat much. Over time he became quite thin and frail. Furthermore, due to his diet, he wound up with very bad breath. Therefore he came to be known as a…..

“Super calloused fragile mystic plagued with halitosis.”


OK . . . . bad, very bad . . . .  but cute! :)

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BLESS YOURSELF!

February 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Divine Messages, Practical Spirituality

Bless yourself, exactly as you are NOW,

in this holy instant.

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for me.  I went on my annual birthday cruise a couple of weeks ago which didn’t  turn out as I had anticipated partly due to the fact that I had a fall on the 2nd day of the trip and slammed into the side of a row of theatre seats with absolutely no grace and resulting in some stunning bruises!

The overall effect on my body was mostly just shock thank goodness — nothing broken, nothing sprained but another interesting outcome was that all I really wanted to do the rest of the cruise was sleep.  And since it was vacation — sleep I did — albeit at least part of the time out in the sunshine!

I found the flight home particularly grueling which surprised me also — again — just totally exhausted and unable to sleep on the plane because we were squished in like sardines.  I went to bed shortly after arriving home, slept most of Monday and by Tuesday, realized I was now getting a cold.  I haven’t had a cold in nearly 2 years best I can recall.

As conscious creators of out life experiences — we know that none of these circumstances happened without our being in vibrational alignment with them — and therein lies the challenge for all of us! How do we take responsibility for creating what we perceive and judge as undesirable situations without making ourselves wrong — and indeed — having the perception and judgment of “undesirable”!

The affirmation at the top of the page  is my resolution of the situation.  If we simply bless ourselves, our lives, the current moment — EXACTLY as it is . . . then we take the sting — the judgment — the mis-perception — out of the equation and return to the state of ALL IS WELL AND IN DIVINE ORDER.

It is ONLY in that state that we can maintain alignment with our Highest Good!  It is that state that creates the magnetic forces (literally as in “quantum physics”) that draws our Good, our Joy, our Peace and our Inner Power to us.

So, next time you catch yourself judging yourself, a situation in your life, a circumstance as “wrong” or “undesirable” . . . bless it and bless YOU for creating it . . . it is simply an opportunity for you to re-choose to align with your Divine Spirit!

ALL IS WELL AND IN DIVINE ORDER!

Have a great week!

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Getting That New Apartment

February 4, 2011 by  
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A property manager of single-family residence was showing a unit to prospective tenants and asking the usual questions. “Professionally employed?” he asked.

“We’re a military family,” the wife answered.

“Children?”

“Oh, yes, ages nine and twelve,” she answered proudly.

“Animals?”

“Oh, no,” she said earnestly. “They’re very well behaved.”

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Thunderstorm

January 28, 2011 by  
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One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was  tucking her small boy into bed.  She was about to turn off the  light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, “Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?”

The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. “I can’t  dear,” she said.  “I have to sleep in Daddy’s room.”

A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: “The big sissy.”

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UGGGHHH! or YAY!!!! ??? U B The Judge

“Follow-Through” . . . . .UGGHHH?  or YAY????

I’ll be honest.  My first thought when I hear those words “follow-thru” is UGGGGGGHHHHH!  BIG TIME!

It comes from years and years of making promises to myself (and others) that I wasn’t able to keep at the time.  Wasn’t able because I wasn’t willing.  Wasn’t willing because it was either the wrong choice for me at the time or I was too afraid . . .  or both!

So . . . “follow-thru” isn’t really a phrase you will hear me use very often.

But right now . . . . “follow-thru” is a critical phrase for me and probably for you too.

Because WITHOUT “follow-thru”  it is highly unlikely you will get where you want to go to, no matter how much you say you “want” to.

Follow-thru is about taking ACTION.  It’s about DOING not just dreaming.  It’s about manifesting into PHYSICAL form because we are spiritual beings who have chosen (this time ’round at least) to have a PHYSICAL human experience.

Follow-thru is about writing this blog post.  Not THINKING about writing the blog post.  Not WISHING I would write the blog post.  Not FLOGGING MYSELF because I haven’t YET written the blog post.  It’s about WRITING the bloody blog post!

And the mere act of following-thru with ACTION . . . is the key that unlocks the golden door of manifestation.  Because when we ACT, all of the power of the Universe is activated on our behalf.  Did you realize that?

The Universe can only match the vibration we give out.  If we give out the “I’ll do it later” vibe . . . then we get “I’ll get it later” vibes returned.  That’s how the Law of Attraction works.  It’s straight quantum physics that part.  So “wishing” we’d take that next step forward brings us more wishes and more opportunities to keep wishing!

But actually TAKING the step forward . . . well . . . WOW! . . . that opens up a whole ‘nother  Universe . . . literally!  It opens up the Universe of Infinite Possibility  . . . because in our act of stepping forward, in our ACT of taking ACTion . . . we send out a vibe to the Universe that says “I’m READY!  Let’s HIT IT! NOW please!”

And THEN the Universe says . . . . “GREAT!  Hold onto your hat! ” . . . .

In our act of DOING instead of wishing or hoping or berating or stalling or whatever word you want to insert there . . . our act of DOING sends out a ripple effect of bringing into physical form that which we are showing our desire for by our ACTion.

Do you get how powerful that is?

Do you get how powerful YOU are?

Do you get that that tiny little wee baby step that feels so f’ing monumental . . . MATTERS?  Matters BIG TIME?

And let’s be really clear here!  It’s not “which” step you take.  It doesn’t matter whether you choose to go forward or backward or left or right . . . the only thing that matters is the DO-ing.  WHICHEVER step you take, the forward momentum of your vibration will lead you to the next step . . . and ultimately . . if you keep taking those itsy bitsy teeny weeny little steps . . . ultimately you WILL . . . WIHTOUT A DOUBT . . . manifest what you are seeking OR something even BETTER!

I know the fear can seem awfully real.

I know you can easily fall into the trap of believing False Evidence Appearing Real.

And that’s OK  . . . . for a while . . . .

But please, oh please, oh PRETTY PLEASE do NOT let it KEEP you stuck.

Bookmark this post and come back and read it when you notice you are NOT moving forward with whatever it is.

Read it AGAIN to remind you of your TRUTH!

The Truth that you are a Glorious Child of a Loving God.  The Truth that JOY is your divine birthright by CHOICE!

The truth of quantum physics and the fundamental principle of the Law of Attraction . . . .

What you think about . . . you bring about . . . and if you are only THINKING it . . . that is NOT a PHYSICAL form . . . DO-ing it makes it a physical reality.

DO ing the little bitty baby step . . . NOW!

Not tomorrow.

Not an hour from now.

Not next week.

NOW!

Do it NOW because you DESERVE it.

Then do it AGAIN because of how GREAT you feel because YOU DID IT!

HOORAY!

DANCE OF JOY!!

And oh  please, please share it with us here below in the comments section so we can all celebrate with you.  When Joy is shared it multiplies exponentially!

How fun to think of all of us doing the Dance of Joy for everyone who leaves a comment below because they TOOK THE STEP!

YAY!

Rainbow Blessings!

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PINBALL WIZARD

January 24, 2011 by  
Filed under AHA Moments, Practical Spirituality

I gave up mind-f**king myself this year.

It is part of my intention to love myself more – the unconditional kind of way – like the Universe and how I believe God loves me.

And so . . . the Universe is presenting me with lots of opportunities to confirm that I’m sure about that.  It’s called the Law of Opposites – which I’m now consciously aware of (thank goodness) thanks to my friend and healer extraordinaire Leeza Robertson.

One of the ways I screw myself in the head  is by using my intellect against me!  Because I have the gift of being able to see all sides of an issue and I can do that with relatively no effort, I regularly feel like the little silver ball in a pinball machine, being flipped around from one end of the machine to the other with all the points going DING DING DING – look over here!!!!  Of course the big problem there is that  *** I’m*** the one in control of the paddles!!!!

It’s a cacophony in my head and I tell you it’s one of my biggest challenges so it’s no surprise that now that I’ve sent my intention to move THROUGH it . . . I’m creating situations to do just that!

Here’s an example:

My dryer recently needed repair and the home warranty company sent John out.  He was (is) a VERY nice man who went out of his way to assist me, for which I am VERY grateful!  It turns out I had a substantial repair bill so he had to call the warranty company for authorization.  The warranty company gave me a choice of taking the cash of the cost of the repair (to be used towards my own purchase of a new dryer) or proceeding with the actual repair.

After considering my options briefly while the warranty guy was on hold, I chose to proceed with the repair because frankly, I was going out of town in a few days and didn’t want the hassle or the expense of shopping and arranging for installation of a new unit.

I consented to the repair with the home warranty guy, the home warranty guy authorized John for the repair and the phone call was over.

And then . . .

The pinball machine started in my head!

“Well maybe I should have gotten a new unit.  I could wait till I get back.  I’d have a brand new unit.  But no, I don’t want to bother with it then either.  Way too much hassle. ”

Yada, Yada, Yada  . . . . the little silver ball was racking up points like mad!!!!!

And then . . . the AHA moment kicked in!

I suddenly and DELICIOUSLY realized that . . . .

I could make ANY choice I WANTED!!!!!!

Just because I had the SKILLS to see every side of an issue, and just because it had become a pattern for me originally ingrained by my [always-logical-never-emotional] lawyer-father – did NOT mean I had to always USE the skills for EVERY damn decision!!!!!

I’m telling you that was an ENTIRELY new concept to me!!!

For over 50 years I’ve examined every side of every issue,  to the best of my ability,  like it was a life or death case.  That’s how I was raised.  My father valued ration and logic over just about EVERYTHING.  If I could use a logical, rational argument about almost anything – I not only received my Dad’s praise, but if it was something I physically wanted, I frequently would get it by being logical and rational.

But if I used emotion – AT ALL – or if I was just a kid who “wanted it” for the sake of “wanting it” – then I was pretty much guaranteed a definite NO which was also frequently followed by a “go to your room” or more dire consequences.

AHAAAAAAAAAAA!

Light bulb moment!!!

Guess what???

I just turned 57 years old!!!!  Dad went up with the angels in 2009!!  And I’ve been on my own and out from his roof since I was 17 anyway!!!!

So I can give myself permission to make any damn decision I want!  Rational or NOT!!  Emotional or NOT!

MY choice!!  As long as I can align with it and feel good about it because those are MY values and MY life principles these days!

HOOORAY!

HAPPY DANCE TIME!!!!

See if you can catch yourself the next time you start second guessing yourself.  Pause a minute and determine whether you are just playing out an old pattern.  Ask yourself whether that is serving you well TODAY!

And if the answer is NO . . . . then make a conscious, current decision to build a new pattern that DOES serve you.  Ask the Universe to help you if you want.

And of course . . . .

I’m here for you also!

Here’s to happy, CONSCIOUS, aligned decisions and choices!!!

CHEERS!!!

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First Chocolate Bar

January 21, 2011 by  
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Little Johnny and his friend Billy were on their very first train ride, with Billy’s mother.

A vendor came down the corridor selling a candy bar that neither had ever seen before. Billy’s mom bought each one of them a bar.

Little Johnny eagerly tore open the wrapper and bit a bit off into his mouth just as the train went into a tunnel. When the train emerged from the tunnel, he looked across at Billy and said: “I wouldn’t eat that if I were you.”

“Why not?” asked Billy.

Little Johnny replied, “I took one bite and went blind for half a minute.”

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HOW TO BE HAPPY NOW!

January 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Forgivness, Practical Spirituality

“We’re not unhappy because we don’t have enough of what we think that we want.  We are unhappy because we are resisting what is currently in our lives and are frantically caught up in trying to fix something  that we perceive to be broken.”

~ Katharine Woodward Thomas

Frequently, as the new year begins and we start focusing on our intentions, we cannot help also focusing on what we believe we DO NOT have – the opposite of what we are intending to create the remainder of the year.

That conflict can create stress and almost always brings up resistance.  We do NOT want to admit that things ARE they way they ARE, even though of course, they ARE!!!

And that is THE key to maintaining happiness!  Accept what IS.  Make peace with what IS.  Find the blessing in what IS.  It doesn’t mean you have to stay there – that’s why you are ARE setting intentions for what you want to create.

But it also doesn’t mean that you keep beating yourself up, making yourself wrong, or trying to hide from the present.  Anything we make wrong or try to hide from we actually ADD to the energy of it!  That’s what creates the energetic resistance!

When you can make whatever it is just plain OK – FOR NOW — then you take the charge out of it.  The energy can keep flowing!  Resistance BLOCKS energy from flowing and blocked energy cannot create what you want – the flow is stopped during the time you are resisting.

Here’s a little exercise you can do anytime you notice you are focused on what you DON’T have or what you DON’T want.

Get some paper and a pen.  Make 2 columns on the paper. Now on the left side of the page, make a list of all the things you don’t like.  Leave a few lines between each item.

“I don’t like the number in my bank account.”

I don’t like the number on the scale.

I don’t like how my kids/parents/spouse are behaving.

On the right hand side of the page, next to each item, now write:

Even though I don’t like this situation, I accept it now exactly as it is.

I surrender any resistance to it and invite

my Higher Self/Angels/Christ (whatever suits your beliefs)

to show me the blessings and to help me change my perspective now.

Thank You Universe!

There will be some extra “oomph” if you write that prayer for EACH item on your list – but – if you are in a hurry – then just write it at the end and if possible, say it out loud also.  You want to add as much energy and feeling to the prayer as possible.

When you feel complete with the exercise, go on about your day with a smile, EXPECTING your heart and mind to be changed.

Expect miracles and you WILL receive them! And dooo, please-oh -lease – send me an email and let me know!!

Here’s to your happiness NOW!!

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