Next Sunday is my birthday, I'm older than 30(21 in my mind), and I want to be selfish this year again!
Every year on facebook I make a birthday request from my friends to help me out. Now that I have a much bigger audience with this blog, I’m really excited for this wish to reach more and more people….it’s free, no money, just a moment or two out of your day.
Please help, this January 31st, please bring on the LOVE!!! I’m asking each person that reads this blog to send some extra love or give an extra hug, a kind word, or a shake of the hand, a smile to anyone… everyone, your child, your mother, father, your dog, a cat, hamster, neighbor, perhaps a stranger…or even yourself.
You see it’s scientific, LOVE changes everything. There have been studies that show, that your good intentions, your LOVing spoken or unspoken grateful actions bring with it, well good and LOVing reactions. “Dr. Emoto exposed music, words spoken, words typed, pictures and videos to water, after it was crystallized, the waters response was truly majestic.” (click here to see full video information at this link) The LOVE or LOVING words spoken to water physically changes it to beautiful arrangements. The hateful, angry intentioned words and music show some eerie and angry looking water crystals.
We are mostly water….“The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.” Please see this link for more information on water: http://water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html
So, the more exposure to a reassuring word, our bodies will feel more LOVE and gratitude…because we are mostly water. The law of Karma says that what you send out comes back to you. So send out LOVE, it will come back to you…sometimes in unexpected ways. It might take a while, but I do believe that we can change the world with LOVE!
So, bring on the LOVE this Sunday! I can just imagine the world with all of this love….thank you in advance!!!!!
Love, Joy and Peace to all!!!....I’m starting early.
Another link to Dr. Masar Emotos water crystal experiments: Video of water experiments
What is Reiki? Reiki is when the Reiki practitioner places their hands on or over the body and positive healing energy is sent from their hands into the body. It’s a non religious practice, there are no instruments except the hands, and no medication is used (which is why I am so interested in it). Absolutely no one can or has ever been harmed by the use of Reiki (which means NO SIDE EFFECTS!)…this is the generic definition that you’ll find in almost any website about Reiki.
Now me, if you ask me, I would tell you that Reiki is LOVE. Pure positive LOVE. Love is energy, this energy is LOVE! When you were young and you hurt yourself, your mother placed her hand over the bruised area and rubbed it lightly…this was her loving touch. She didn’t need anyone to tell her to do this, it was instinctive.
There was an unfortunate study in a concentration camp where half the babies received absolutely no touch, no love from anyone. …they died. Touch is inherently LOVE. Without LOVE we would die. ..and sometimes when we are hurting, usually because we have ignored parts of ourselves, we need more love in those parts. That’s where Reiki’s Loving Energy comes in.
So if you want or need some of mothers LOVE, then I would say Reiki is for you!
Another link about Reiki Love:
Reiki is LOVE
This book helped me in the beginning:
Reiki for dummies
Other Reiki links:
Reiki Youtube tutorial
One world Healing
I know that we have not yet transitioned from Halloween to November and the month of gratitude, but I'm finding myself thinking about the wonderful friendships I have in my life and how grateful I am for these beautiful souls. I have been so hard on myself lately with harsh introspection and judgement. It's left me one sided and viewing myself with such disdain that it has stunted my ability to move forward and free myself from my past. The opening to forgiveness for me comes from thinking about my close friends and the unconditional love I am offered. To be honest, I don't really understand why they love me like they do sometimes, but I want to embrace it and hold on to that love. I love my friends fiercely, with protection, compassion and an open heart. I know they love me the same way, but I struggle with why they love me. I have also seen and felt how they have struggled with the same self doubts. So, what's up with this?? Why should I doubt that I am loved? Why should my friends feel the same? How can we not see the beauty in ourselves that we see in each other? What makes us think we are not lovable when we have friends that love us so deeply they would do anything for us? I can only see the perfect and the potential in my friends, I have to know that's what they see in me too. I am so grateful for the friends that have come into my life and in ways I never expected. We have experienced plenty of happiness, lots of sadness and suffering, and true unconditional love, wow. I'm so grateful. This is where I just need to allow myself to be loved by these kind and loving people and know, yes I am kind and loving too.
By: Queue Murphy
Body language says a lot about us. It gives cues to others about how we feel about ourselves, our bodies, our confidence. Our posture can also help us breathe better, which helps the blood flow, increase endorphin release and gives us a better sense of being - it help us feel better. The Supergirl or Superwoman pose is one of those postures.
I was listening to a manager speak at a meeting a few months ago. She said whenever she was going to go into a stressful meeting she would go into the next room and hold the Superwoman pose for a few minutes. She would stand with her feet hip distance apart, stick out and open up her chest, left her chin, place her hands on her hips and breathe deeply. It would help calm her down and clear her head. She would go into the meeting with confidence and stamina.
I told my 9 year-old daughter to do the same with some boys that were bullying her in the playground, only this time, I had her do it in front of them. They left her alone when she stood up for herself and they have not bothered her since.
I myself have tried this pose whenever I feel tired at work, or getting ready to break up a fight with my kids and it has worked wonders. It also has a side affect, which helps to stretch out my back, neck and hips after sitting for a long period. There are many other stretches you can try, but when you envision yourself as Superwoman or Supergirl, there is a big difference in your attitude - kind of sassy. Try it! Let me know how it feels for you!
By: Emilia Jae
I’ll put it out there: I do NOT fit the stereotypical idea of a biker chick. I do not have multiple tats, although I do have one that gets the occasional eye brow raise among the more conservative folks I meet. I do not wear leather vests sans bra; at my age, the girls would probably just slip out the arm holes. I’ve never been to Sturgis, South Dakota – mecca for Harley riders all over the world.
But when I am on my ’94 Harley Soft tail Custom, I feel peace and serenity. But it wasn’t always like that.
My husband purchased his Harley back in 2002. Fine – have your mid-life thing. I’m not opposed to motorcycles. But then he asked if I wanted a ride.
The helmet felt awkward. My feet wouldn’t stay on the pegs. I couldn’t get close enough to him to feel safe and there was NOTHING to hold on to! I truly believed that if I sneezed, I would cause us to veer into oncoming traffic or wipe out ala Evel Keneval. I clutched the bike so hard with my legs that by the time we reached our destination, my thigh muscles were cramping and I walked funny.
I hated it.
So that’s why when he suggested I take an endorsement class, I waited for the punch line. Why would I want to DRIVE something that scared the shit out of me as a passenger?! The man had lost his nut. He told me our (older female) neighbor took this 3 day class and claimed it made her ride easier as a passenger. He said it was only $25 and they provided the bikes. He said she loved it and did really well. In other words, he played to my vanity and sense of competition. Damn – he knows me too well.
I enrolled in the class.
I was hardly the only woman there. The age range was wide as was the experience level. There were some old riders who just never bothered to get their endorsements and this was a cheap shortcut. I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice to say that after my first popped clutch, I took to it and found myself smiling in spite of the August heat, the black pavement and the mandatory long sleeves, boots and helmet.
I confess that on the third day – I had fallen in love.
My own baby wasn’t purchased until the next year and I had a lot to learn, and I had some truly hairy moments, but I have arrived at a point where I am able to enjoy every moment. Full disclosure: I am NOT hard core. I will not ride when it’s under 45 degrees, I avoid heavy traffic areas, I don’t push it over the speed limit (much), I wear a helmet, I have a windshield and I truly prefer the back roads of America to highways.
Motorcycles aren’t for everyone – and I am glad for that. I have to admit the cool factor is one that I enjoy. But I am thrilled I found it.
So whether you are nudged to try a new sport, make a new meal, or join a new club…give it a try. You may just find your own Zen.
Life is messy, life happens, change happens, no matter how hard you try to keep things the same, there is always change. …and no one likes change. I don’t care how evolved you are, no matter how intelligent, change is hard. ..it’s in our DNA…Some people are better with change, they may even thrive in most circumstances, but there is at least one place in their lives that needs to be a constant. That’s why I try to follow the signs… You may find this silly, you may find this comforting, but I believe that the universe, your environment, your body are all trying to get you to work towards a better life. No I’m not trying to sell God, or hippy mumbo jumbo, I’m talking science. Watch your NOVA, watch your environment, watch your life.
Signs …it doesn’t always happen , it doesn’t always turn out the way you want, you may even follow the signs wrong, but that just means that you need to slow down, more, and ask yourself more personal questions….like “What is the bigger picture?”..not always easy if it’s a big change.
I don’t want to lecture, I just want to tell you about my signs lately that were too big to miss, too big for me not to say “you have to jump, you have to have some kind of faith”. (for all of the athiests out there, I’m also talking about faith in your family, your friends, human kindness…it’s out there)…sorry lecturing again…let me try again….
Two weeks before I found out I was moving, I found a sign. Some might say it was magical, or even God like, (Yes I believe in God so this hit me hard) I found a root in the ground in my neighborhood that looked like the Jesus Christ crucifix. You can take a look and let me know what you think at the picture attached. I was with my husband, and we had both walked passed it many times before without even noticing the root in the ground, so when I stopped to take a picture I couldn’t say anything at first… I thought it was all me, you know like when you see things in a picture that others don’t. Well, I took the picture, then I called my husband over to take a look. It was weird, the picture took the figure that I had seen, but the root looked, well it looked kinda plain….like a root. …we both agreed.
…like the universe was telling me that I could take God, take my beliefs, take what was good in my life where ever I went. I’ve walked by that root since, and I’ve stared at it and stared, and it’s come close, but never looked as Jesus like as in my picture.
Just as I’m writing this blog, there is a ringing of cicadas in the background getting louder and louder…the first of the year for me….what does that mean TO ME? TO ME it means that I’M following the right path of writing this blog, that I’VE moved to the right place. That I’M telling and reaching out to all the right people in all of the right places.
Try it, see for yourself…
breathe… and see what YOUR signs are telling YOU!!!