Thursday, July 30, 2009

7% (Regina Brett)

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will
this matter?".

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Life in Balance (Shelly Dressel)

Life in Balance

July 5, 2009

Nama sika; venia benya I AM the one, I AM the whole

I greet you beloved family. There's a part of methat feels like it's jumping up and down in joy, jumping up and down excitedabout having an opportunity to come and share some space with you again.Excited about being able to come in close to the Earth as I am doing at thistime and every time someone listens to this at a later date or they read it orthey allow themselves to link with the energies or essence of this journey,each time that brings me in closer. Closer to the Earth, closer to each one ofyou and I send my love, my embrace, my joy to each one as I do so!

This time upon the Earth is filled with light; it isa time that is illuminated with more brilliance and a much higher vibrationthan has ever been possible before. This time upon the Earth is a time for eachone of you to take an opportunity and affirm you are alive, you are here, youare a part of this transformation that is taking place.

Sometimes it may feel profound, it may feel huge, itmay feel like it's more than what you are able to contain within you. But thetruth is each one of you has an infinite ability to expand. Each one of you cango as far upon this journey as you would like. And if you were to choosetomorrow to say ‘no more, I'm done', it's okay. Whatever the path is that youare taking in your life, whatever choices you are making, it's okay.

So often you humans have such an ability to giveyourself a hard time. You create expectations and then you perceive that youhave not met them and therefore you give yourself a hard time about that and itbecomes a vicious cycle of expectation and often times regret. So for thismoment, for the time of this journey, I invite all of you to take in a deepbreath and as you breathe out, breathe out expectation, breathe out judgment,let it go away from you. Oh and already it feels so much better. Feel your ownenergies and then feel this group as you are together.

Nama sika, venia benya; each time I say that thereis an even greater pulsation of light and energy that moves through everyonewho is present. Let us go, let us expand. I invite you to take one more breathin with the intention of breathing within yourself, breathing down, breathinginto you center or your core essence. And then as you are ready, let yourselfrelease the energies of your body. Let your consciousness move out from you. Asit moves out allow yourself to link with the energies of the magnetic grid.

As you move within this space you immediately go towhere your higher self resides. Feel what this is to you. Know that everythingyou are feeling right now and everything that you will feel anytime that youcome back to this space will reflect wherever your consciousness is at thatmoment. You as a human have aspects of your energy that span differentvibrations and essence. So too while you are here with your higher self; it'snot all within the magnetic grid, it's not limited to that but we use it as ananchor. So look around, feel what this space is to you.

As you are ready to do so I invite you to allow yourconsciousness to shift once more. As it shifts feel your energies move throughthe interlocking grid until you align within the crystalline grid. Feel thevibration, feel the energy, feel the essence of what this is. I invite you toopen up with all your senses. Is there a tone or a sound that resonates withyou? Are there images, colors, lights, shifts of perception that you becomeaware of?

Use your sense of smell and taste and feel. Withevery sense that you utilize you find that you receive more and moreinformation. Suddenly this place is filled with light, it sparkles. There'slike a humming tone or a sense of sound. This is most directly the energy thatis now coming into the Earth plane. It flows through this space of thecrystalline grid into the magnetic grid and down into and around everyone andeverything that is upon the Earth. That is one of the reasons why I like tospend time within this space. It is but a conduit; everything that you do whilein the All That Is and in the soul plane moves through on its way into thephysical environment of your Earth.

I invite you to shift your consciousness into thesoul plane. As you find yourself moving into this dimension or this shift inconsciousness, look around, open your senses, allow the flow of energy andlight to come up within you. All of this is you. As you consciously reach outand invite your I AM presence to merge with you within this space, you can feelit. You know that you are aligned. Let the essence of your divinity movethrough your consciousness in such a way that you feel the flow of love, theflow of awareness. Feel what it is to be so deeply aligned within yourself.

Now I the Goddess come forth into this space. Ireach out to each one of you and I embrace you. As my energy merges with yourown you will find yourself shifting into the space of the All That Is. Feel theexcitement, feel the joy. There's so much energy that's bubbling up from withinall of you so let it just pour over and fill up everything that is here.

There is an aspect of me that is considering tonightcreating a space for each of you to be able to more fully integrate theenergies that have been flowing so heavily into the Earth and this we will do.But I am also seeking to assist each of you in recognizing your energies asmasculine or feminine, so indeed balance is also a part of that.

Let us begin with each one of you as if you'reshaking out your arms and legs, like you're ready to run a race or somethingand you're getting your muscles all loose and ready to go. Let yourself justshake off the energies around you, shake off and loosen up and take a deepbreath. In this space of the All That Is, as you allow your consciousness toopen up even further, allow your perceptions to also open with yourconsciousness.

With the alignment of the planets between theuniverse and the Earth there was almost a continuous influx of a highvibrational energy over the last several weeks. Some of you as this has come inhave felt yourself relaxing, others have felt very intense and uptight, some ofyou have noticed that old issues, old energies, old ideas seem to be comingaround again.

In this moment I want you to consciously considereverything that's happened to you over the last few weeks upon the Earth, as ifthat's all kind of mingling around in the energy beside one side of yourconsciousness. And then there was that influx of energy. This is thecrystalline energy; this is the energy that is a fine light vibration.

It cannot be measured by the typical means thatpeople use upon the earth but each one of you have the ability to discern itfor yourself. And it doesn't matter what scientists may or may not say. So foryourself stand here in the space of the All That Is, with you and your life asif on one side of you, and all of this new crystalline, light, fine vibrationon the other side of you.

Some of you feel it as if it's a big wall pressingdown on you. Others of you perceive it as a cloud. Others of you perceive it assimply a mist in and around them. There's no right or wrong of course, there isonly your perception.

Here within this space I invite you to utilize yourconsciousness as a means of balancing these energies. Everything happeningwithin your life on the one side, the new vibrational energies on the other.And let all of that flow together and as if you are bringing your arms togetherand embracing everything, let it all come together in your consciousness.

For some it feels like you get slammed and in that caseI invite you to let the energies flow in slowly, easily, gently. And with thatflow of energy as it comes in from one side, have a gentle flow coming in fromthe other and then allow it to merge. There, that's much better; I feel thatall of you are now able to incorporate that much more easily. And so there isthat continuous flow. You allow into your consciousness all that is happeningin your daily life. And then on the other side you invite in the trickle andthe vibration of these crystalline energies. And as it all comes through yourconsciousness it creates a space of balance and it creates an energy within youthat lets you feel stronger, that lets you become more aware of everythingwithin you and what it's like to be infused with this energy.

Let yourself breathe gently and easily. Allowyourself to feel the flow until you get to the point where everything thatfeels like it's been out of kilter is now within you and it's very balanced bythis light, fine vibration. When you consider your life, if there's anythingelse that feels kind of heavy and like it's wearing you down or pulling youdown, invite it to come in right now and let it flow through you withgentleness and ease. There. Now as you look inward within your consciousness,consider the last few weeks.

Are you now able to feel a greater fullness and agreater integrating of these impulses of light that have come into the Earth?If anything still feels a little off kilter, breathing gently, easily, deeply withinyourself and you can bring in a little bit more of daily life and a little bitmore of the crystal vibration. There we go.

If you can find a way to create this balance orcreate this space in your day you will find that things won't bother you as much.You will find that what you seek to have or manifest will come with greaterease. But most importantly you will feel good. Consider what it is to simplyfeel good as you're living your life.

Now another way of looking at balance within yourlife is considering the masculine and the feminine attributes within you. Forthose of you who are women, as you consider the feminine energies let them flowthrough you. You who are men also have feminine energies within you, mostlikely to a different degree.

I invite you to think about what it is to befeminine. How does that make you feel in your heart? How does that affect youin your daily life? I'm hearing from some of you that it makes you feelvulnerable, it makes you feel weak. From others I hear it makes you feel verydesirable, it gives you a sense of presence.

For those of you who align with it first andforemost as a feeling of being desirable, a sense of presence, just breathe infemininity and let it move down through you. Let it move through your head,move through your body; let it move through all of your energy bodies. This iswhat it is to be feminine.

For those of you if it makes you feel vulnerable orweak, then allow the strength of femininity to move through you. So that eachof you, those who are women feel it in the way that it might be their moredominant energy; and those of you that are men, allow it to come into you andfeel the presence within you.

Being feminine is something to revel in, to feelgood about, and you may choose to move into the sexual energies of beingfeminine because that is a part of you and your daily life. Again if it bringsup fear or vulnerability let your own energies flow through you, feel gentle,loving and nurturing so that as a woman you can stand in the space of who youare and feel all those feminine energies strong, sexual, gentle, loving.

Whatever it may be, let them flow through you andfeel good about it. If there's anything that feels uncomfortable then breathein the essence of your divinity, breathe in that new balanced energy until youfeel good, excited perhaps or at the very least, at peace, with the feminineenergies. And for those where it's your less dominant, so too feel it assomething that is comfortable within you. Feel it as something that is a partof you and let that flow.

Let us shift to the masculine energies for all themen who are working with this at this time. Let the strength of your masculineenergies flow forth from you. Feel it in the way that it makes you feel. Forsome it feels strong, confident, forceful, and then for others - perhaps forall the women getting in touch with their masculine energies - it might feeluncomfortable to you, like it pushes you or it is aligned with something thatfeels different.

The masculine energies and the masculine, some wouldcall it domination but I don't really care for that word, but the predominanceof the masculine thought form has been upon the Earth most recently, the lastfew thousands of years. So everyone is affected by it. I invite each of you whoare men to really feel the flow and the vibration of this masculine energy, letit move through your body and feel it as it blends with the new energy cominginto the Earth. That new energy that you had tapped into before is a balancedenergy so let that merge with your masculine energies.

And I'm hearing from some about inviting people tofeel the sexual energy that is aligned with the male. Is it different from thefeminine sexual energy? So feel what it is within you. Is it something to giveyou strength? Is it something that makes you feel weak or vulnerable? Foreither one of you, male or female, is it something to be used as control ormanipulation? Men and women have both worked with the sexual energies in this manner.So for now I invite you to consider who you are in this lifetime, man or woman,and feel that flow of energy that is most dominant within you. Allow it to flowthrough you until it feels good, until it gives you a sense of confidence, asense of awareness.

And then for those of you with the masculine energywhich is most dominant, feel that move through you, let it bring out all thatis the best or strongest or makes you feel the best within you. And feel theflow of your divinity as it moves through you. And now everyone look atyourself, both feminine and masculine, realize how as you move through yourdays you are never completely one or the other but a mixture of both. One cananalyze the traits of each sexuality if they so choose, but it is not necessary.It only becomes something to consider when you find yourself leaning too far inone direction or the other.

The Earth has been feminine-energy dominant, andthen it's been masculine-energy dominant. But now moving forward; it's about abalanced energy. It makes me chuckle to hear people sometimes say, ‘welleveryone will be androgynous' and believe me you are light years away fromthat.

The Earth is such a beautiful place. The Earth-boundenergies, the gravity, the trees, the grass, the water; so much about what itis to be physical is a truly amazing experience. And your experience upon theEarth is registered through the energies that you are as a human. So be itmasculine or feminine, it is all a part of who you are upon this journey.

I invite you to have a sense of inviting in a flowof this energy that's moving through into the Earth on such a continuous basis.With Gaia from the previous journey, you feel the very Earth-bound essence ofit. So you can consider that aspect, you can consider this universal aspect,but let it all flow through you and allow yourself to know that you arebalanced. Whether it's masculine or feminine, it matters not.

You as a human are balanced, you are connectedwithin yourself, you flow into the energies of femininity and then back intothe masculinity with ease. As you consider your life and the parts of it thathave been a struggle for you most recently, look at it from this newperspective. Do you find that bringing in more of the masculine energy givesyou a greater understanding? Perhaps the reverse is true. Bringing in more ofthat feminine energy allows you to truly feel what you may not have been awareof before.

If you find yourself being knocked off kilter,consciously open up your mind, hold out your arms as if to embrace and breathein the essence of balance. Feel it within. Now you may choose to take a momentor two and kind of shake off those energies again that you've been considering,working with, transforming. Let it all go and simply come back into yourawareness of yourself as you are in this moment. Look, see, sense, thebrilliance of the light that you emanate. You are so very radiant. You havethis ability to balance the energies of your life.

I invite you to come back within the energies ofthis circle. As a group you may see or sense others that you know or recognize.You are each connected to one another. You are each an individual and uniquesoul essence but your lives are interwoven because you like this type of energywork and because you are human. You are not alone. There are many others outhere with you.

Perceive as if coming up within the center of thisgroup a hologram of the Earth. This hologram allows you to perceive thatthere's more than one; it's as if there's one superimposed on another. Onehologram represents the New Earth and the other represents the Earth upon whichyou live.

I invite each one of you to send an impulse of yourbalanced energy into these holograms. Consciously consider what it is to bevery much a part of your feminine or your masculine energies and let that flowand then consciously consider that which is less dominant, but yet it comes upwithin you as a means of balancing, and let that flow. Feel the peace withinyou, feel the joy, feel the awareness. And it is because you have parts withinyou that are feminine and parts within you that are masculine and as youembrace and honor these feelings, these aspects of yourself, you will feelbetter, your life will move with a greater balance.

Breathe in the energies of light and the energies ofthe crystal and let that flow into these holograms. And then we release them,we allow them to shift. As they encounter that crystalline grid work an aspectmoves to the New Earth and another aspect moves down into you current physicalEarth.

You as the individual that you are, I invite you totake a deep breath coming back within this balanced essence. As you shift yourfocus and allow your energies to return to the soul plane, consciously perceivethe essence of your divinity, your I Am presence, because as each one of youcreates this balance within yourself, what you are going to find is that youemanate this evolution of yourself or this new perception back within your I Ampresence and you can create an effect or a transition of any of the energiesthat were out of balance.

This is an opportunity if you so choose. Some mightconsider this transitioning past lives; I consider it transitioning thoughts, perceptions,or aspects of your consciousness or your divinity. Your focus is upon your lifeas it is right now, so anything that allows you to feel the balance, to feelthe focus without being pulled or held back by past experiences is somethingthat assists you in moving forward in your life.

I now invite you to shift once more, allowing yourfocus to move back within the crystalline grid as it goes down towards themagnetic grid. As you come within this space I invite you to perceive anyshifts or differences as a result of having been upon this journey. Themagnetic grid is transitioning just as the crystalline is and just as yourEarth is. Everything is interrelated.

Take in a deep breath, allowing your consciousnessto come back within your physical body. As it returns to your physical body,you may have a sense of expanding your energy field so that more and more ofyour divinity and your consciousness is able to come back and be a part of youin your daily life. As you come back within your physical self, have a sense ofreaching down or sending your consciousness into the Earth so that you mayalign with that part of your energy that you infused into the hologram.

Reach down until you align with those crystals thatrepresent the heart of Gaia. Allow yourself to blend with that, feel what it isto be fully present on Earth, to be human, to be male and female, blendedwithin you in whatever form you are in this life. And those energies reverse,coming back up. They may come up through the ground, up through your floor;they come back up within you.

Let yourself feel it as a balance or feel it as youreveling in your masculinity or perhaps your femininity. It is good to behuman. It's delightful to have these bodies. The human experience is a potentialbeyond any other in the universe. So let yourself enjoy it, let yourselfacknowledge all that has come through you in this lifetime. Feel yourself asfeminine, as masculine, as balanced.

Coherence, by Rollin McCraty @ Institute of HeartMath

Scientific research indicates the heart produces an electromagnetic field which can affect our physical health when we have positive feelings. May you enjoy this video.

Love and light,

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July to all our US friends!

Sing of good things not bad, sing of happy not sad, make it simple to last your whole life long, don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear, let the world sing along, sing of love there could be / I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, I'd like to see the world for once all standing hand in hand and hear them echo through the hills for peace throughout the land... Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Thinking out loud (by L.Stiglich)

Staring out the window: birds fly, squirrels jump... Nature happens harmoniously while I sit and watch. Creative stage: Learning how to flow. How to listen, how to observe. Listen, listen, listen. Then comes rejoicing, accepting, being grateful, finding the same harmony we feel in the outside inside. After all, we can only see the peace outside when we connect with our own peace inside. It's all there. The more connected we are with All, the more creative we become. For creation bursts out in alignment with what we are. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

On Cancer New Moon (G. Rattana)


There are two Cancer new moons this year. The first is June 22 at 1 degree Cancer. The second is a solar eclipse July 21-22 at 29 degrees Cancer. Two new moons are in the same sign signify an evolutionary awakening in the domain of that archetype. The potent second new moon, which is also a total solar eclipse and a SuperMoon, induces a major transformation in consciousness. 

Ruled by the ever-changing Moon and the first water sign, the Cancer archetype embodies the sacred feminine. Cancer represents the Goddess and the female polarity of the universe and our soul. These two new moons plus the Capricorn full moon/ lunar eclipse (July 7) are major markers for the re-emergence of the empowered feminine.

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