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view from the front door

I love our front garden.  It’s a tiny bit of paradise filled with color and life.  We created this out of a grass-filled space, and it has grown much in a few years.

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Phlox, more columbines and everyone needs a fairy garden

I love seeing it all come alive in the spring.  A reminder that nature knows exactly what it needs to do all the time.

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Planted one pink columbine and it has spread significantly
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1 of 3 bleeding heart plants

I continually add new plantings, just because some of them don’t always like the winter months or may they don’t like where I put them.

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poppies

It’s okay, that is why it is called garden-ing; a verb rather than a noun.  For me, just creating a beautiful space that I love.

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even the yard creatures practice safety
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there are two of these and are social distancing

Thought For Today – May 8th

If you don’t know which direction to go, turn around and look where you came from.  Maybe you are where you need to be going, or maybe you just need a new path.

Extra-Introvert

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Image by Mira Cosic from Pixabay

I haven’t had the motivation to blog lately.  I’ve seen this mentioned on another site I follow, so I guess I’m not alone.  I would guess that lack of motivation for anyone would be a current problem.

Still, it bugs me and I had to think about it for awhile.

I know that I am an introvert.  I “recharge” my energy by alone time and doing something relaxing, like reading.  Extroverts need their people time to feel better.  So, it has occurred to me that I am getting a big extra dose of relaxation time, and without any big amount of stress in my life – like what came with my former job – I don’t have the “urgency” to get things done.  Hmm.  I suppose this is what comes with job retirement.  I shouldn’t feel disturbed by that, and I’m not really; it’s just different.  It is something new to adjust into, so as they say “practice makes perfect”.  I’m still in the process of developing my daily routine and I like it.

I have been working on my next book, so that is productive.  I am following the same theme, but taking it to the next level and making it a journey through healing.  I guess the blog got set aside due to that work.  I also know that creativity of any kind has an ebb and flow rhythm.

Just wait until the tide comes in.

The Ascension

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Easter, or Pascha is Sunday April 12th and will be celebrate by millions, most likely at home in a virtual gathering.  Whether it is Passover or of Christ rising from death, a Pagan ritual, or any other significant meaning, it is the celebration of life defeating death.  In Christian terms, it is Jesus teaching us that we are more than our physical bodies.

I won’t go into a theological discussion of this ritual, but the main theme is birth or rebirth.  There is really no coincidence that the current state of the planet happens to be at a peak during this Easter season.

Every living thing on this planet is going through rebirth, or an ascension into a higher dimension.  Our DNA, our cellular structure, our energetic bodies are going through an upgrade. Sort of like going from a four-cylinder engine to a high-performance racing version in one day.  All of us.  At the same time.  Believe it or not, the Universe is trying to make this a little easier by forcing us to stay home.   A little test drive, so to speak.

We aren’t getting a choice in this upgrade, even if you think you can resist.  “What you resist, persists”, as the saying goes.  The Lightworkers are actively working the collective energy patterns to help everyone assimilate the change.  Those who are enlightened, but not active Lightworkers, have already made adjustments to their lives and are just moving through the changes.  Then there is the group who is fighting it every day, thinking that life will just go back to the way it was.  It won’t.  But it will be better than it was.  They’ll suffer and maybe become ill, then blame it all on the government or some such.  But they will still change.  Then there are the wonderfully blessed souls who made the soul agreement to become violently ill and pass on.  These beautiful ones have agreed to absorb the grief and negativity in their corner of the planet and take it with them into death, in order to rapidly shift the energy.  I hope their spiritual rewards are truly wonderful.

If I’ve managed to keep your attention this far, you might be wondering what to do.  Maybe you already know, but are reading along for validation.  Look to this time of isolation for the answers.  We are being given the gift of “pause and reset”.  Dig into your heart and soul and ask yourself what matters and how you want to live.  What are you doing without that no longer matters?  Has your life suddenly become less burdensome by staying at home?  Do you have more time for your family? Have you discovered time to follow your passions?  What changes are being made in your life – might there be something better?  Creativity is being heightened now; what does this mean for you?  Now is your opportunity to design or refine your life path.  Envision what it will look like and you will manifest it into being through guided action steps.

For those of you ready for the next step; look to spiritual teachers for information.  Many of the authors on Hay House publishing have websites with spiritual practices.  Try meditation for starters.  If you have studied the Chakra body, then begin to work through the fifth dimensional version, because this is what is being re-wired within you.  It is seriously more powerful than what was.  The energy to be developed, or ascended, is what will lead you through the planetary changes.  You will need to work on releasing old beliefs, grief, negativity to move into ascension.  The following is a brief explanation of your new energetic body.

The Twelve Chakra System:

Eighteen inches above your head is the Stellar Gateway.  It vibrates gold and is the receiver of all information from the Creator or All That is.

Six inches above your head is the Soul Star, which vibrates magenta.  It carries the blueprint for all your spiritual gifts, in all your lifetimes.

The Causal is offset to the rear of your head.  It connects us to the entire Angelic realm and vibrates moon white.

The Crown Chakra is the top of your head and is the connection to your Higher Self, which is a receiver for the upper three.  Formerly violet, it now vibrates liquid gold.

The Third Eye is in your forehead.  The vibration has changed from indigo to emerald crystal.  Your Crown and Third Eye have integrated their energy through the pineal gland.  It is our point of manifestation.  “As Above, So Below”; or what you envision becomes your reality.  Once this is activated, manifestation is more powerful than ever.

The Throat Chakra has intensified its blue color and takes the vibration of our thoughts into words.  It is very powerful.

The Heart Chakra in the center of your chest and has expanded to the width of your shoulders.  It is resembles a flower and has 33 petals, each with their own heart lesson.  The energy has shifted from green to white, and radiates the most powerful vibration of all: Love.

The Solar Plexus is between your ribs and navel.  It has shifted from yellow to bright gold.  I have always referred to this as “your inner bullsh*t detector”, because it acts as a sensory device for your surroundings.

The Naval Chakra is newly formed, vibrating bright orange.  This is the connection between you and all other life forms on the planet, helping you to create a cooperative society.  Sharing and caring will be the new norms.

The Sacral Chakra has changed from orange to bright pink.  Pink has always been associated with love, so the energy shift is crucial for this chakra.  All our emotional sh*t is carried here, and is totally being affected by our ascension.  Clearing out the old, the negative thoughts and beliefs, is very important during this pause and reset.  Many will struggle, but an enormous amount of support is available.  If you can work through your inner enemies during this time, the transition will be less stressful.

The red Root Chakra is now the shining platinum Base Chakra.  The energy is very powerful and establishes your presence on Earth as: I AM.

About twelve inches below your feet is the Earth Star, your grounding to the Earth.  Once you have made this connection, you will continuously stay grounded.  Your soul path information is stored here.

Take time during your meditations and start to connect with each Chakra.  Focus on them individually and gain insight to their messages and energy shifts.  Fully visualize their new form and allow them to support your physical body.  As you work through them, they will connect and begin your ascension into a fifth dimensional being.

There is nothing about this to be frightened of.  Nor is there anything to resist.  You are awakening to a higher vibrational self.  This energy will fill you with light, love, contentment, peace and joy.  Can there be anything better than that?

A beautiful pictorial of the chakras can be found at:

New Moon Art by David Essery

Pole Dancing

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Steamy, naked bodies whirling around a metal pole to the rhythm of pumping music.

That’s one way to get your attention.

Wipe the shock off your face; I’m not writing about anything pornographic. In this article, I am writing about polarity, specifically in terms of your thoughts. Although by now, you have gone from shock to wonder. That first sentence is an example of how your thoughts can quickly be changed.

Magnetics have north and south poles, in opposition to each other. You’ve seen this in action, when you’ve put two of them together. One side attracts, the other repels. Emotions have polarity too. Think love to hate, happy to sad, anger to calm and the list goes on. So it is with the Law of Attraction.

The Law of Attraction states that where you focus your thoughts is what you will attract into your life. So, wouldn’t you want to keep your, err, “pole dancing” to the highest polarity level you can maintain? If you would like more money in your life, but feel that you live in poverty or that money is scarce, what do you think you will attract? More of the same. But what if wealth just seems unbelievable to you? How about just shifting your thoughts one step higher? Focus your thoughts on being self-supportive. You might begin to see job opportunities appear. If you act on those that appeal to you, you very likely will have a new job. Then take the next step in shifting your thoughts upward. Maybe it’s putting money in a savings account or other form of reliable investment. Continue to work on shifting your thoughts upward and you will attract what you need.

Even if you like to boogie down, keep your thoughts rising up that pole.

Reset

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This morning I read an article on “The Power Path – School of Shamanism” website titled “The Corona Virus: The Bigger Picture”.  here  I have been following this site for a number of years, and have gained much insight from their articles and monthly forecasts. What stood out the most for me was the idea of Reset. We’ve been determinedly plowing forward with the current way of life, and it isn’t working all that well. There is no denying that many destructive things are being ignored, and now a rampant virus is a very blatant indicator that we need to make some changes.

Lately, I’ve read a number of articles about how the millennials are so stressed, even to the point that they can’t tolerate handclapping. Those of us older people snort derisively, complain about their incessant use of marijuana to calm down, and demand that they grow up and handle life like we did.

What if the millennials are right, and all of us have created this go-go-go, get-it-done-right-now world?

Since many of us were teens, technological advances have connected the world delivering almost anything in real-time. We’re excited that we can see what’s going on in another part of the world, at any time of the day or night. We can have food or other supplies delivered to our door whenever we want. We can communicate with one another with a device in the palm of our hands. More powerful, efficient, clean-burning vehicles get us from place to place. Vast strides in the medical world have kept cancer from spreading too quickly, and I’m sure the cure is coming.

While these many things have been gifts to improve our lives, and make us live longer and healthier, there are downsides. Faster has become entitled. Faster has become expected. Faster has become a demand. And the cost is our mental health. Anxiety and stress drive us to do more and it is not always a good thing.

Mother Nature feels the burn as well, but doesn’t hesitate to snap at us when we’ve gone too far. Maybe, just maybe, this is our dear Mother Nature telling us it is time to slow down. Many businesses and government offices have closed their doors to the public. Events, and gatherings of more than 10 are banned. Schools are empty, and children are at home. What message, and purpose, might this be saying to us?

Is it time for a Reset?

When was the last time you sat down on the floor with your child and played a game? When was the last time you took a nap, read a book, or fixed yourself a nice meal that didn’t come out of a box?

I realize that many of you might be out of a job, and in danger of financial ruin, so I am not trying to downplay the reality or the hardships that come with global turmoil. But staying in a state of anxiety does not serve you either. Creative ideas and solutions do not come when you are in a state of panic. Take some time to play. When you are relaxed, you’ll be able to formulate plans to keep yourself on track. Maybe some of those plans are to divest yourself of things that are more stressors than useful. Sometimes facing ruin is our greatest path to a better life.

The Coronavirus primarily affects our lungs and our ability to breathe. Do you find yourself holding your breath? Do you feel suffocated by your circumstances? Symbolically, this virus is “exposing” us to the truth of our reality. Maybe you are not in an area with a large risk of exposure. Maybe your life is not feeling the pressure of this crisis. If so, you are more than likely on your path and don’t need the challenges presented. Your path might be to stay safe and ride it out, or it maybe that you need to be of service to others. Taking the time to relax and play to relieve the anxiety is the first step. Connecting to the Universe through meditation or prayer comes next, so you can receive guidance. And then you will be able to see if you need to do a little Reset of your life.

Get Your Game On

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Mass closures everywhere are forcing people to stay at home. Bored kids, banned from school, are likely driving their parents nutty. Too much 24-hour news reports fill us with a sense of doom. Bloggers are writing endless posts about staying calm. I am one of them.

When I was a child living on an Iowa farm, we endured countless blizzards keeping us sequestered. As farmers, we had food on hand so there were no worries about eating. Most of the time the power went out, and we lived by candlelight and my grandma cooked on an old coal-burning stove in the basement. In the sixties, there were no cell phones, no internet, no 24-hour television stations. That alone would send today’s world straight to Nutville.

I don’t remember ever being bored. What I do remember are marathon card games; rummy, tripoley, and sometimes just solitaire. We played another card game that involved betting with pennies, but I can’t remember the name. My uncle Fred and I battled to the death and near wore out our Monopoly board. But mostly what I remembered was sitting at the kitchen table with my family and having fun.

Outside, the snow was blowing and there were drifts several feet tall. My grandfather tied a rope from the house and stretched it to the barn, so he could find his way through the blowing snow to take care of the animals. We knew that the county snowplows would not be out until the snow stopped falling. In short, we were quarantined on the farm. I know I was a child, but I was very aware and astute for my age, and it seemed to me that we were content to allow Nature to take its course.

Perhaps this event serves to remind us of other times. Maybe this dependence upon technology and lack of face-to-face social connectedness has been more of a contributor to our undoing than we recognize. I believe there is often a greater underlying purpose to difficult events. So what is this situation doing? It is forcing people to stay home and face each other. To remember how to be a family and have fun together. To sit at a table and share a meal, talking and entertaining one another. To play games, or to maybe. . . just play.

So much seriousness these days that keeps everyone anxious and stressed. We think we need to be somewhere, doing something all the time, when instead we might just need to play and have fun.

I received the “Cheaters Version of Monopoly” as a retirement gift. Game time starts at 3:00. Any takers? Or should I say “Cheaters”?

Get your game on!

Published!

41ZJcig+cPL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_[1]I have just achieved a long-time dream and published my first book.  I used Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing and it was surprisingly simple.  The publishing part, that is; writing is much more of a challenge.

My book “Phucenschitt – Spirituality For People Who Swear” is in the same theme as my blog posts and represents my views of spirituality.  But with a twist, for those of you – like me – who aren’t afraid to flavor their speech with foul language.  Real life, after all, does include plenty of reasons to swear.  I believe it doesn’t lessen my beliefs in the Universe, but rather strengthens them.

Please feel free to look, review and maybe purchase.  I thank you for any attention you might give.  You can purchase from Amazon here: Book