Monday, December 31, 2012

Daily Angel Meditations December 31

Daily Angel Mediattions

Another website that I have created and write for daily is filled with positive and uplifting messages of growth and awareness.  It is called Daily Angel Meditation and is created from my morning meditations with the angels.  As I take time out in the beginning of my day, I record whatever comes to me.  I start out with a blank piece of paper and no preconceived ideas of what to write.  I then allow the words to fill the page, connecting with what my angels have to say.


Here are selected blog posts beginning the week of December 16, 2012.  I have tried to summarize them briefly and give the actual link to them.  To visit the website, just go to DailyAngelMeditation.com .



December 16, 2012 (Sunday)

Topic: No Blog Post
Those special moments in life where life becomes alive - let us grasp and hang on to those.  Let them be the next tree vine so we can jump over the gorge below and reach the next tree.   The special moments propel us through the difficult moments. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Self Love And Self Abuse

The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz - Self Love
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves; it is why we don’t accept ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are. (page 20-21, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)




Saturday, December 29, 2012

True Christmas Humanity - Favorte Blog Post December 2012

True Christmas Humanity - Favorte Blog Post December 2012

  
Donald D'Haene On Huffington Post

Topic: 
During Christmas, I Think of My Once Homeless Brother

Date Posted:  12/24/12

I first met Donald D'Haene at the Oprah Male Survivor show back in 2010.   He is also the author the book, "Father's Touch" which details much of the struggles he went through as a kid.  Even though it was a challenging read, I found it to be rewarding in that I knew someone else truly understood the family issues I faced.

In this blog post, Donald opens up his soul about his family and his long lost brother that was homeless.  It is a touching story that draws you in as if you are almost there watching it take place.  Best of all - it is appropriate for this time of year especially when everywhere we look, there is discord, disrespect, fear and greed running rampant.  All too often people do things at Christmas that are very self centered, but in this case Donald shows through his own life, what it means to do something for someone that truly matters while not seeking any glory for himself.

I'll let you read the blog post he wrote so you get the full effect of what transpired.  You may want to get a Kleenex or two on hand as you read this, because for me - it touched me so deeply.


I really identify in my own life with his statement, "you laugh, you live, but it's always there".   This is more real then I could describe for experiences that I deal with in my own family.  So many people tell you that you have to replace your family and that you can choose your family now, but those words often fall to the ground without meaning because unless you've been through some of this, it is difficult to comprehend exactly what this means.

Thank you Donald for writing this and sharing yourself through your words!




Friday, December 28, 2012

Flu - Cold Season And Rest

Flu - Cold Season And Rest
This is the third part in this series about the cold and flu season.  Please visit the first series, Flu - Cold Season And Mind Body Healing and part 2, Flu And Cold Season And Nutrition.   Reading these first two parts in this series will help you to understand today's blog post much better.

Stress and trauma and nutrition are not the only things that impacts the health of our body.  Getting adequate rest and sleep are essential for our body to function at maximum efficiency.  All too often in our life, we view rest as something we may or may not do on a yearly vacation and we see sleep as something we have to fit into our day.

In many ways we have the emphasis on rest and sleep backwards in our life.  Instead of making it a priority, we try to fit it into our busy schedules, if we happen to get the chance.  We don't see it as a necessity, rather we see it as something that you could do every now and then.  Our bodies require sleep and rest to function.  It is a time when our cells rejuvenate themselves and our mind defrag the stressful and busy moments of our day.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Flu And Cold Season And Nutrition

Flu And Cold Season And Nutrition
While stress, trauma, and past experiences in life have a large effect on the health of our body, there are other factors that play into the health of our body.  If you have not already read yesterday's post about "Flu - Cold Season And Mind Body Healing, I would urge you to do that.  Of course, getting proper nutrition into your body each day helps during cold and flu season.

Eating processed, fried and mutilated foods will not give your body the proper nutrition it needs.  You need whole foods, including vegetables and fruits.  Less sugar, high fructose corn syrup and fatty foods are essential for optimal health.  These foods do nothing but add further stress to your body.  Our diets are lacking in proper nutrition in this country and we consume way too much of what we should not and not enough of what we should.

There is one thing we do in our house each day and that is every morning we have our whole food smoothies.  They are based upon the Food Based Healing principles by Jeff Primack of Qigong.com. We have the Blendtec blender and we take whole vegetables and fruits (skins, seeds and all) and make them into a blended smoothie we drink every morning.  It helps give us all of what we need as well as fiber and it sets up our day with a boost of healthy nutrition.  Since we have been doing this routine, we do not get colds or flu.  Yes, this is in addition to the other healing work I mentioned in the previous blog post, and it is a major part of our day.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Flu - Cold Season And Mind Body Healing

Flu - Cold Season And Mind Body Healing
I read a recent article in our local newspaper that caught my attention.  It stated that the flu and cold season was starting early according to local health clinics.  While I'm sure that is the case, I find it sad that we function as if flu and colds are a normal part of the human existence.

It is easy to get in the mindset that getting sick or getting colds or other health conditions are just part of every day life for humans.  However, this need not be the case.  Now, before you think I'm all whacky and some part of the new age hype, I am speaking from experience here.

A long time ago it seems now, I didn't get sick often, but I would get colds.  I had headaches, including migraines.  I had stomach ulcers, allergies, neck stiffness, back aches, depression, anxiety, conversion disorder, and paralysis, among other things that I can barely remember now.  In fact, I was on medication at one time or another for each of these things and never thought I would be able to function without medications.  I never thought I could be healthy enough to function without all of these conditions.

Then, it happened!   I started to get a tremendous amount of work done on me to help heal my life.  After a life changing event where I lost my mom in a car accident, my entire world turned upside down.  Yes, I had a lot of trauma and if you read my book, Hope And Possibility Through Trauma, you will see some of the situations I had to deal with in my life.  While it would be easy for anyone to recognize that the trauma I had been through was somehow exceptional and the sole reason my body experienced these health conditions, that would not be entirely true.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Morning Bells - Christmas Piano Songs

Christmas Morning Bells - Christmas Piano Songs
This is the 14th track on my CD.   The CD is titled, Christmas Piano Songs and is a collection of Christmas music that I have enjoyed since I was a child.  All of the music on this CD is instrumental piano music with no vocal.  These songs were ones that I often performed in church or for different caroling events that we did such as nursing homes.

Christmas Morning Bells is a piano piece that I created out of my love for waking up on Christmas Day.  I so remember when I was a kid, the joy of waking up early (or trying to stay asleep through the night) and seeing the gifts that Santa Claus had left under the Christmas Tree. 

For us, the gifts were not plentiful, but my mom always managed to make it into a special holiday.  For weeks leading up to Christmas morning, I would live in anxiety and anticipation.  I am still mesmerized by the lights and beautifully wrapped presents under the Christmas tree.  I don't think I will ever get too old for this in my life.

This piano piece tries to capture that joy and innocence of being a kid and celebrating the morning of waking up to see what was under the tree.  It is a celebration of all that is good and peaceful in our life and the true meaning of Christmas throughout the world.  There are no words to this song as the emotion and feeling is all captured in each note.  Enjoy the song and Merry Christmas to you and your family on this special day.


Hopefully you will enjoy my version of these songs on the piano.  These songs are great for having on hand during Christmas parties or even as you unwrap your gifts at Christmas.  I realize the stores overplay Christmas music, but to me, this CD is something special an unique.  I hope you do check it out!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Daily Angel Meditations December 24

Daily Angel Mediattions

Another website that I have created and write for daily is filled with positive and uplifting messages of growth and awareness.  It is called Daily Angel Meditation and is created from my morning meditations with the angels.  As I take time out in the beginning of my day, I record whatever comes to me.  I start out with a blank piece of paper and no preconceived ideas of what to write.  I then allow the words to fill the page, connecting with what my angels have to say.


Here are selected blog posts beginning the week of December 9, 2012.  I have tried to summarize them briefly and give the actual link to them.  To visit the website, just go to DailyAngelMeditation.com .



December 9, 2012 (Sunday)

Topic: Search For Answers
We look in so many places and through so many people, but we often fail to see that the answers we search for are within us.  It is too easy to not trust ourselves and go looking in every place where they are not.  As we go deep within consciousness and awareness, it is there that we will find our own soul and the answers we seek. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Joy To The World - Christmas Piano Songs

Joy To The World - Christmas Piano Songs
This is the 11th track on my CD.   The CD is titled, Christmas Piano Songs and is a collection of Christmas music that I have enjoyed since I was a child.  All of the music on this CD is instrumental piano music with no vocal.  These songs were ones that I often performed in church or for different caroling events that we did such as nursing homes.

Joy To The World is a song of triumph and hope and joy that is out of this world.  It is the essence of Christmas and the celebration all over the world.  Joy To The World rings out an energetic melody that I have loved for years.  It feels like one of those piano pieces that you can just bring out the power of the piano keys.
 


Hopefully you will enjoy my version of this song on the piano.  These songs are great for having on hand during Christmas parties or even as you unwrap your gifts at Christmas.  I realize the stores overplay Christmas music, but to me, this CD is something special an unique.  I hope you do check it out!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ask The Angels For A Sign

Ask The Angels For A Sign - Angel Therapy Handbook - Doreen Virtue
Ask for a sign. Even though you may be unsure about whether or not you’re hearing your angels, rest assured that they hear you. So when you doubt yourself, ask your angels to give you a sign verifying the validity of their messages. You can convey this request mentally, verbally, or by writing it in a letter. Don’t tell the angels how you want your sign to appear—just ask them to give you a clear one that you can easily recognize, to assure you that you’ve correctly heard their messages. (page 50, The Angel Therapy Handbook by Doreen Virtue)



Friday, December 21, 2012

Waking Up on December 21, 2012

As I am writing this post, I'm thinking about all that is going on these days in the world.  The fears that people are feeling and succumbing to are so great, that they are impacting every breath that is taken.  I find it sad that we live in so much fear in our individual lives that we have numbed ourselves to reality and we have given our control over to everything but what is true within ourselves.

This is why I am writing about waking up on December 21, 2012.  It is not about the beliefs and opinions that many hold of the apocalypse or the Mayans, but of actually waking up in consciousness.  It is about opening the veil we have placed over our own eyes with our long held subconscious beliefs in our life.  It is about removing the old and finding our way into awareness that will lead us to a greater consciousness and truth in our life.

It is too easy for each one of us to sit back and recite mantras and do feel good things that continue the numbing process we live our life by each and every day.  From the doomsayers to the new age movement, the numbing is evident if one just opens their eyes.  The numbing allows the fear to grow and fear allows numbing to grow.  It is easy to point the fingers and say each one of us has it right, while everyone else out there does not.  However, just because that is our belief, it does not mean it is the truth.  It may be nothing more than the illusion we have coaxed ourself into believing.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Answers To Life

The Answers To Life - Super Soul Sunday
I was watching an episode on OWN with Oprah and Super Soul Sunday (Next Generation Spiritual Seekers on 11/18/12) where they were talking about spirituality and awakening to our divine purpose in life.  One of the things that struck me the most because I so strongly believe this as well, is the guests on her show, stated that the answers to life are within us.  You won't find the answers in the outside world.  While I have come to know this as truth, there is a significant number of humans that do not see this.

While I fully believe that there are people around us to help us find the answers to life, they are not there to give us the answers.  Anyone you seek out that does this, is leading you down a path that is not probably the best for your life.  If they help you to help yourself in discovering the answers, then you are on the right path.

No one in this world, knows what is best for you.  They have not walked in your footsteps and they are not able to see in its entirety, your life's path.  You are your own person and you own your own experiences.  No one on this planet can fully understand what makes you live and breathe and function in the way that you do.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What If Money Didn't Matter?

What If Money Didn't Matter?
The other day I saw this come through on my twitter feed and I thought it was good enough to share.  We all want and need income, but sometimes we get so fixated upon money, that we lose site of everything else that matters in life.  Sometimes we look for direction in life, but instead we become focused on money, rather than the purpose behind our life.

As I am learning in my life, service to humanity plays a much bigger role in helping us connect with abundance.  When we find things that make us happy and inspire our heart, it is then that we will find true purpose in life.

This video, What If Money Didn't Matter, on facebook was a good reminder of these things.



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Recurring Dreams With Themes

Recurring Dreams With ThemesThe past couple of nights I have been going very deep in my sleep.  I am having dreams that are so vivid that I can remember well into the next day.  Normally when I dream, if I don't write it down upon waking up, I forget it.  This is not the case with this dream.

Not long ago, I had some very intense healing work and it was abundantly clear that my life was shifting rapidly and so was my energy.  Things have begun to really change for me and I am no longer in the despair mode I was a few months ago.  As I continue to clear the energy blocks in my life, more and more is coming into view.

In fact, I've been reminded twice lately (almost word for word) that our focus of life should be upon service to others.  I saw a quote about this not long ago and then last night in my reading, it said the same thing.  It is like someone is trying to get a message to me and I'm hearing it loud and clear.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Daily Angel Meditations December 17

Daily Angel Mediattions

Another website that I have created and write for daily is filled with positive and uplifting messages of growth and awareness.  It is called Daily Angel Meditation and is created from my morning meditations with the angels.  As I take time out in the beginning of my day, I record whatever comes to me.  I start out with a blank piece of paper and no preconceived ideas of what to write.  I then allow the words to fill the page, connecting with what my angels have to say.


Here are selected blog posts beginning the week of December 2, 2012.  I have tried to summarize them briefly and give the actual link to them.  To visit the website, just go to DailyAngelMeditation.com .



December 2, 2012 (Sunday)

Topic: Triggers And Pain
Triggers and pain can come up quickly from images and current moments in our life.  It doesn't take much to transport us to an earlier connection in our life.  This is an account of how I am currently walking through a moment such as this, and attempting to not get stuck.  I am asking my angels to help support me during this time. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

We Three Kings - Christmas Piano Songs

We Three Kings  - Christmas Piano Songs
This is the 6th track on my CD.   The CD is titled, Christmas Piano Songs and is a collection of Christmas music that I have enjoyed since I was a child.  All of the music on this CD is instrumental piano music with no vocal.  These songs were ones that I often performed in church or for different caroling events that we did such as nursing homes.

We Three Kings is one of the first songs I ever learned on the piano when I first started to take lessons.  I remember Mrs Tucker, my piano teacher buying this book of Christmas Piano Songs for me and We Three Kings was one of the fist I learned.  It has always held a special place in my heart because of that.

This song was a favorite in church nativity plays and worship services.  It has such a majestic feel to it that it gives the feeling of a royal king when it is played.


Hopefully you will enjoy my version of this song on the piano.  These songs are great for having on hand during Christmas parties or even as you unwrap your gifts at Christmas.  I realize the stores overplay Christmas music, but to me, this CD is something special an unique.  I hope you do check it out!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Self-Regulation Gives Freedom From Pain

Self-Regulation Gives Freedom From Pain
Self-regulation is the cornerstone of our approach in Freedom from Pain. In general, learning to regulate the emotional and physical states that may be linked to your suffering is what will bring you into a collaborative alliance between mind, emotion, and spiritual awareness, through body experience. Freedom From Pain by Peter Levine




Friday, December 14, 2012

I Hear The Message

Have you ever been thinking about something and within a short time, it appears that the answers shows up in your life?  Today, such an event happened.  There is a project that I want to do with a musical concept that connects the mind and body in healing.  While I can record the various music parts, I don't have the expertise, nor the money to put the project together.

Around 7 pm tonight, I was talking with my partner over supper about this project.  He knows what it is about and I was sharing with him that I really wanted to get this project moving forward.  Not only do I want to do this for myself as a source of revenue in the future, but more importantly, I think the world needs this.  I think people really need this to happen.

My biggest stumbling block though is how to pull this project together.  There are people I need to somehow connect with to make it happen because I don't have the expertise needed to complete it.  As we talked about that we came up with a couple of different people to contact to see what may happen.  I was also thinking about just asking the angels to bring this together.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Black Friday Craziness

Black Friday Craziness
I'm sure we all sit here gasping when we read various headlines.  After all, we see this black Friday craziness and wonder if we reside on the same planet with these shoppers that purport to be human.  I've seen accounts this year of someone claiming they will stab another if they try to shove their way in.  I've seen accounts of a lady that fought with police to get in line until they held her down, handcuffed her and hauled her to jail.  There are the people who spend days of their life waiting in line, trying to get a deal that saves them a couple hundred bucks.  Last but not least, there are the ones that spend day and night shopping and buying everything they can get their hands on.

Of course, we have the other side of the issue where some people boycott businesses on Black Friday and urge everyone else to do the same.  There are ones who could care less what is going on in the store and try to stay away from all the Black Friday Craziness.  Yet, you also will find people who have waited all year to buy some items that are now deeply discounted and make them more affordable.  I'm sure I am leaving out many other people as well.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holidays Suck Less

Holidays Suck Less
This year, I have been trying something different.  In years past, I barely lived through any of the major holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Normally I would be taken under by the weight of past experiences, hoping that the minutes would rush by and the end would come quickly.  In order to make holidays suck less, I decided it was time to change things in life.

One of the things I did this year was I had some major healing release work done on me just prior to the holidays.  Going into these healing sessions, I wasn't completely fixated on the holidays, but it was definitely on my mind.  Through these healing sessions, I was surprised at what came up and took place.  It was a far different picture than what I thought it would look like and it felt far different than what I expected.

As a result though, I'm making it this year much better than most years.  Yes, I still feel the stress and weight of the past, but they are not as large of creatures as I normally would observe.  It is like they are normal every day stress, not giants that would gobble me up in one bite.  They are manageable in that I can do some regular activities to help deflate the stress, rather than be over taken by it.  It helps me to experience a moment when holidays suck less.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gratitude List 2.0 Upgrade

Gratitude List 2.0 Upgrade
For years on this blog, I've been talking about doing something that is so simple.  In fact, if you go back to 2009, you will see a blog post I wrote on "The Gratitude Jar".  At the time, I was using that extensively and it really helped me focus throughout my day on gratitude.  Generally speaking, if we are not looking and not aware of moments of gratitude, they will slip by our attention without even noticing them.

As time has shifted and changed for me, I sort of lost track of doing the gratitude jar or a gratitude list.  I thought I had come to the point where I was seeing it throughout my day.  While it would be safe to say that I was, there are times that I am still missing that which is around me.  As humans, it is very easy to miss the obvious, even if it is staring us in the eyes.

Now, I've started to do something different on gratitude.  Instead of just making a list at the end of my day of things I am grateful for, I am enhancing it.  You could say it is the Gratitude List 2.0 Upgrade and download.  However, it is what is currently speaking to my heart and I'm following the intention of it to more clearly focus my life.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Daily Angel Meditations December 10

Daily Angel Mediattions

Another website that I have created and write for daily is filled with positive and uplifting messages of growth and awareness.  It is called Daily Angel Meditation and is created from my morning meditations with the angels.  As I take time out in the beginning of my day, I record whatever comes to me.  I start out with a blank piece of paper and no preconceived ideas of what to write.  I then allow the words to fill the page, connecting with what my angels have to say.


Here are selected blog posts beginning the week of November 25, 2012.  I have tried to summarize them briefly and give the actual link to them.  To visit the website, just go to DailyAngelMeditation.com .



November 25, 2012 (Sunday)

Topic:  No Blog Post
As we observe and open up to all that is around us, it is then that we truly begin to see our life in a new way, full of possibility that we have not known until that point. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

What Child Is This - Christmas Piano Songs

What Child Is This - Christmas Piano Songs
This is the 5th track on my CD.   The CD is titled, Christmas Piano Songs and is a collection of Christmas music that I have enjoyed since I was a child.  All of the music on this CD is instrumental piano music with no vocal.  These songs were ones that I often performed in church or for different caroling events that we did such as nursing homes.

What Child Is This is the reason many celebrate the Christmas Season with these Christmas songs.  Such a lovely and flowing melody that makes feel such love so intensely.  It has a nice rhythm to it which just flows from one note to the next. 

I remember playing this one often in Church as a young boy for worship services, caroling events, and at nursing homes.  It is definitely one of my favorites and one that just leaves me with a smile on my face.



Hopefully you will enjoy my version of this song on the piano.  These songs are great for having on hand during Christmas parties or even as you unwrap your gifts at Christmas.  I realize the stores overplay Christmas music, but to me, this CD is something special an unique.  I hope you do check it out!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Claircognizants

The Angel Therapy Handbook By Doreen Virtue
Claircognizants also ignore their Divine guidance because they believe that what they know is obvious to others. “Everybody knows that!” claircognizants will decide, and won’t capitalize on the brilliant idea that they just received. It doesn’t help that many have been teased for being know-it-alls, so they hesitate to speak up for fear of being ridiculed. Yet this label has a kernel of truth to it, for claircognizants are very tapped into the collective unconscious. - Pg 102 of The Angel Therapy Handbook by Doreen Virtue


Friday, December 7, 2012

Pushing Beyond The Fears - Part Two

Pushing Beyond The Fears - Part Two
This is Part 2 in a 2 part series.  Please begin by reading Part 1.

I was so miserable inside and I felt my life longing to be more than I was. There was something inside of me that kept pushing me forward. It kept pushing me beyond my fears. So, then it happened! I decided to help out Duplin Outdoor Drama, selling tickets. Okay, it wasn’t anything earth shattering. Millions of people could have done that, but to me it was still hiding behind a table handling cash, but taking a major baby step to go beyond my four walls. It was a slow emergence out into the world, but all the time hiding behind a barrier (aka the table that separated me from the people wanting to buy tickets to the show.) Soon, I was taking on more and more responsibilities, from helping to line up workers to manage the ticket tables, to making the deposits into the bank after the show. In time, I would be elected to the board of directors and help run the organization, along with other volunteers.

Maybe this doesn’t sound like something earth shattering and in many ways it is not. Yet, by putting myself out there into something I would normally have never done in a million years, I began to heal myself from this fear. In fact, I began to make some close friends and when I had to leave there a year later to catch another journey in my life, I was saddened by the thought of leaving this place. Only a year earlier, I had been so afraid to venture out into this world.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pushing Beyond The Fears - Part One

Pushing Beyond The Fears - Part One
In a not so distant time, I remember being so afraid to leave the walls of my house. Of course, it was just another fear that I had to deal with. While this particular fear has a shape and size to it, what I did to go beyond translates into many other types of fears. For in this moment that I experienced this, I was so afraid to move beyond the current situation I was in. Pushing beyond the fears was anything but a comforting thought in my mind.

You see, I was afraid to leave the house. If I was not going to my house or to the store to buy groceries, I did not leave my four walls. It was only out of necessity that I left the walls I was in. I felt safe and secure in my home with the windows closed, blinds drawn, and doors locked. I felt safe within the confines of my home where I was hidden from the outside world. I did not want visitors and I encouraged no one. I had very few close friends that were not work related and I only socialized with them when it was required during the course of a business day.

People were a threat. The outside world was a threat. Pushing beyond the fears of my four walls was like asking me to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. This was not going to happen. Anxiety would build up within me every time I even gave the slightest thought to venturing outside. Even if I went to the store, it was timed to be during moments of the day when I thought there would be the fewest people in the store. I did not want to see, talk, or be around any more people than I absolutely needed to.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Major Moment Of Embarrassment And Shame

Major Moment Of Embarrassment And Shame
The other day I went to a healer in South Florida by the name of Kathi Angeli.  I have been to her several times before and each time, it really helps me move forward in life, while letting go of long held energy blockages and finding forgiveness for experiences of my past that I encountered.  This session was no different and at first, I thought it was not going anywhere.  Lo and behold to my surprise, things got intense real quick and I was shocked at the event that came up.

Way back many years ago around the time I was 14 years old, there was an incident that happened with me and my younger brother.  I don't think I had hid this experience from my consciousness, but I never fully realized just what impact it had on my life.  In reality, I just chalked it up to another one of those experiences from my traumatic past that I had to heal and work through.  In fact, I thought I had worked through it, but then healing trauma is a process, not necessarily an end point like so many often believe.

In this experience, my mother (God rest her soul) who hardly ever whipped us, got upset with something my younger brother and I were doing.  I cannot even remember what it was to this day that sparked the whipping. I really doubt it was much of any significance.  In our house, the slightest breath could get you whipped.  I recognize she was having issues with my father and more than likely took that out on us, rather than dealing with it in her own life.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Your Issues Don't Belong To Me

Your Issues Don't Belong To Me
I’m an extremely sensitive. I pick up so much in others and people all around me including plants, buildings, the collective consciousness and energy of the world, etc. I pick it up and I do it in a very intense way. It doesn’t shut off unless I put up walls and hide myself from the world.

So what I’m learning is to identify what issues are my stuff and what issues don’t belong to me. If I feel triggered by them, I’m starting to look at them and see what it is that I need to learn in my life or what opportunity is being presented to me. Triggers aren't fun, but if we allow them the opportunity, they can teach us great things about our life.

I’m just trying not to take all these things that I pick up on and hold them in my mind, body, and spirit or in my energy field. I’m recognizing them for who owns them and giving them back to whoever they belong to. I'm learning to release and let them go, rather than holding them as tight and endearing as a teddy bear. It isn’t always easy but as a wise healer told me recently – if you can do it 51% of the time – you’re on the right path and if you can do it 100% of the time – write the book to teach everyone else.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Daily Angel Meditations December 3

Daily Angel Mediattions

Another website that I have created and write for daily is filled with positive and uplifting messages of growth and awareness.  It is called Daily Angel Meditation and is created from my morning meditations with the angels.  As I take time out in the beginning of my day, I record whatever comes to me.  I start out with a blank piece of paper and no preconceived ideas of what to write.  I then allow the words to fill the page, connecting with what my angels have to say.


Here are selected blog posts beginning the week of November 18, 2012.  I have tried to summarize them briefly and give the actual link to them.  To visit the website, just go to DailyAngelMeditation.com .



November 18, 2012 (Sunday)

Topic:  No Blog Post
The experiences we face in life are but one moment in time.  Let us not treat them as if they are the complete book upon our life. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The First Noel - Christmas Piano Songs

Away In A Manger - Christmas Piano Songs
This is the 4th track on my CD.   The CD is titled, Christmas Piano Songs and is a collection of Christmas music that I have enjoyed since I was a child.  All of the music on this CD is instrumental piano music with no vocal.  These songs were ones that I often performed in church or for different caroling events that we did such as nursing homes.

The First Noel or also known as The First Nowell is one that just invites peace when you hear the song.  The melody drifts me off into a place where few songs can take me.  Of course, any song that talks about angels, I'm mesmerized by and this one definitely does that. It tells the basic Christmas story as we have come to know it.  Such a simple song, but so profound in the emotions that it invokes.

Hopefully you will enjoy my version of this song on the piano.  These songs are great for having on hand during Christmas parties or even as you unwrap your gifts at Christmas.  I realize the stores overplay Christmas music, but to me, this CD is something special an unique.  I hope you do check it out!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Is Pain Something You Live With?

Is Pain Something You Live With?
A report published in 2000 revealed that as many as 60 percent of the respondents believed that pain is just something you have to live with, and 28 percent felt there was no solution to their pain. (Freedom From Pain by Peter Levine)


Personal Note - Read "The Choice To Go Into The Pain" (blog post)