Re-Vital-Isation

Hello Friends,

It’s been awhile since I’ve actually written a blog article. Another strange year, to be sure, and I did spend some time writing and publishing my new book Dealing With Sh*t: Becoming Your Badass Self: Fry, Lorrie K: 9798746815446: Amazon.com: Books I’d be much obliged if you purchased a copy. If you like my brand of writing style, I have no doubt you will enjoy the newest in my line of “Sh*t” books. (not about poop, in case you were wondering)

Anyway, I have been quite busy. The Colorado winter was long and cold this year. In March, we had an enormous amount of snow. When you are retired, you naturally spend more time at home. Now, I don’t mind this, being a homebody, but I do like to get out and walk. Not bloody likely with 2 feet of snow and more coming. So we traded snowballs for cactus.

Colorado in March
Arizona in June

I had been feeling anxious and restless throughout the early months of the year. You could blame it on the snow and cold, or blame it on the viral insanity. I suppose those things are true, but it was more than that. I felt an urgency to leave Colorado. My lovely, beautiful, 5-year-old home in a great neighborhood with food and drink and shopping all within a 5 minute walk began to feel like a prison. I was constantly on edge with keeping up with maintenance, not that it needed it, but you have to keep things up to avoid bigger issues later on. My Sweetie was usually off working on a project, so I took care of things. I had plenty of entertainment at home, as well as an infinite amount of information to be found online. But something felt “off”. I longed for some fun. I longed for less responsibilities. I longed for warm weather. There is nothing quite as nice as a swimming pool, beach, patio, bistro or afternoon cocktail in the sunshine, providing it’s not too hot. We have friends that were already living in Arizona. We had made several visits in the past few years, but I wasn’t that excited about it at the time. Still in my stress-filled work coma and couldn’t appreciate the good points. But suddenly, it seemed the place to go.

In April, we took a road trip to Phoenix to see if we wanted to relocate. We took a few days and drove around, and decided that the Sun City/Sun City West area was the place to be. Plenty of things to do, shop, eat, drink and be merry – or my newfound slogan “getting jiggy in the desert with the old people”. We did some digging into the real estate, and a couple weeks later my Sweetie flew down for a couple of tours. He picked the house I hoped for, on a golf course with a beautiful view from 2 sides of the home. He made an offer and it was accepted. Then began the real work. If you have ever moved, you know that it is a great deal of work, stress, time and money. Thankfully, we were both retired and had the luxury of time. Add to that, the listing and selling of our then-current home. People traipsing through trying to get a good view of the home, but with moving boxes stacked everywhere. But it happened, and it afforded us the home, the move and a renewal of our new home.

We went from a 5 year-old home to one built in 1973. Very interesting. Now, I love mid-century modern so this was just right. A three-story home to a ranch, which is wonderful, to say the least. The prior owner had maintained the home quite well, and it has some very cool characteristics, which we are preserving. If you want to know anything about these homes, look up Del Webb and Sun City. Loads of storage, big windows and patio doors open to the outside – and get this – big clothes closets. Yes, really. Although, it was a little short on space for my shoes, but most places are short on space for my shoes. I believe I’ve written about them before.

It began as a beige box. Beige walls, ceiling, trim and carpet. We ripped out the carpet and installed laminate flooring. We painted everything white, except for accent walls in this happy yellow color, incidentally called “Smiley Face”. (The original Smiley Face was created in 1963 – a true mid-century modern icon.) It kind of makes me feel like I’m at a beach; my favorite place in the world. Talk about re-VITAL-isation.

Still a little unpacking and work to be done – waiting on library bookshelves

My anxiety and restlessness came from a serious need to release a lot of my responsibilities and learn to play and have fun. I wasn’t really having that in my Colorado life. Colorado is a beautiful state, and Denver is very vibrant, but it is all primarily oriented towards the outdoor life. Nothing wrong with that, I had done plenty of outdoorsy things. But, when you are older, you just aren’t feeling the need to pitch a tent, load/unload a camper, hike or any of that stuff. Not that older people CAN’T, but I and my Sweetie were true urbanites. If you know anything about Sun City/Sun City West, then you know it was designed for the over-55 crowd. I have seen more 80-somethings, who are healthy and active, in the 6 weeks I’ve been here than I ever have before. If you get bored here, you are probably dead. There are 8 rec centers, and probably as many golf courses (I’m not a golfer) in this city, with plenty to do at each. I’m loving the walking pool. Like a water-filled rat maze and you walk in a current. Great exercise in 100+ degree temps. And then there is Bell Road. If you can’t find a place to shop, eat, drink, get services of any kind, then you just haven’t left your house.

Have I said yet that I love it here? Let me count the ways. I feel as though I am beginning to blossom and really enjoy life. Sure, we’ve been very busy and tired from working on the house, but that is short-lived and will soon be done. And then it’s “party on, dudes”. I think it’s about time for an afternoon cocktail.

Thought For Today, June 1, 2021

Happy June! It’s been busy times; Loving Your Sh*t is in the process of moving from Denver to Phoenix. Time to get jiggy in the desert with the old people. Wait, I am one. Makes me laugh to think about that. I’m young at heart.

Words of wisdom for anyone planning a move: at least three months prior to your move, seriously go through your house like Sherman clearing Atlanta and get ready of all the shit that you don’t need, don’t want, or any excess that won’t fit in the new house – especially if you are down-sizing, because you will have enough to do just taking care of all the paperwork and packing. We’ve had 4 trips to the landfill, 10 trips to donation centers and several giveaways to friends. You will be surprised how much you really don’t need.

Reminder: God Won

It’s easy to react and get thrown off balance during the external chaotic events. It’s a time when your faith gets questioned and you might even wonder if there really is a plan to bring the world back to light. This is your cue to bring your attention back within yourself. The heavy, dark energies swirling around are intended to distract you. Those on the Dark side want your focus on them and the fear that oozes from you. It’s their food. Do you want to give your power away to those whose only goal is to control you? NO!! Pull your head out of the television screen and shut it off!! The Light is your power; the Light is within you.

Sit and breathe for a few moments. Neither focus on nor push away your thoughts. Just let them scroll through your mind. Direct your focus into your heart space. Envision it filling up with the brightest, purest light you can imagine. Breathe it in, deep into your cellular level, filling every inch of you. Let it begin to radiate outward into infinity. Now imagine yourself in a picture with everything good that you can dream of. Maybe you are on a beach, a sunny day, with beautiful azure water in front of you. Maybe you are with the love of your life, family, friends, whomever. Everyone is happy, loving, playful, a bounty of food available, all needs met with no worries of lack. Your beautiful dream. THIS is what you need to focus on. For whatever you can dream of, you can manifest into real life.

There is no lack in God’s world. There is no fear or worry. All that we have been denied is being returned to us. We are in the midst of a spiritual war, and God has already won. In the spiritual world, time in always in the Now. In the physical work, time is linear. So when the two meet, it takes some amount of time for the spiritual to become physical. We are in that state now. The battle has been won, we are just watching it play out. Eat your popcorn and have patience. If you need a bathroom break, go, you won’t miss much. Good drama takes its time. The happy ending is coming.

Keep your focus within you. Pray, meditate, clean your crystals, consult your oracle cards, whatever rituals bring you peace and clarity. Don’t add to the energy of the outside mess, unless you like replaying the drama scenes. Keep your Light shining brightly. And remember, God WON.

Welcome To 2021!

The movie credits are rolling, the lights are coming up and it’s time to sweep up the popcorn and other carcasses from the movie known as “The 2020 Horror Picture Show”. You can crawl out from under your seat now. Let’s go out into the sunshine and take a breather before 2021 starts rolling.

Yesterday, my Guides gave me a message that 2021 is about Change and Choice. Sounds a bit like a rerun. They assured me that it is not the same. Last year, much change occurred over which we had very little control or choice. Old, outdated structures were dismantled or, at least, exposed and many people did the proverbial head in the sand to avoid dealing with it. Now it is time to step up and make choices.

There will continue to be upheaval this year, but it will be with the intent of completely getting rid of what does not serve the Greater Good and rebuilding into what does. What do you want your world to look like? Peaceful and prosperous? Or more of the same old slave-debt patterns that simply wore you out. It is up to every individual to participate in creating the New Golden Age.

You see, whether you want to acknowledge it or not, 2020 was a spiritual war between God and Satan. We know how that turned out. Yes, God WON. The evil that has controlled the world for centuries has been wrestled to the ground and chained up, waiting for Archangel Michael to stuff them into a hole that they can never come out of. It does seem incredulous that we have actually experienced the time of Revelations. I am not a reader of the Bible, and have no religious affiliation, but I have read the prophecies of this chapter. God really is looking out for us and wants us to experience peace, contentment, love, abundance, prosperity and all the seriously good stuff that you can’t even imagine.

Thus the battleground of 2020.

So now it is time to get off our pandemic-fueled fat asses and focus on creating a better life. God doesn’t always fix things for us, we get ideas and resources to build things for ourselves. You have choices about how to do that. It could be as simple (and usually the most effective) to visualize and focus your energy on what you want. Maybe you get involved in a community project. Maybe you become part of a team who goes into another country and teaches others the skills to create what they want (as opposed to just building something they don’t like). Maybe you stand up to the old corrupt structures and work to change them into service to others. Maybe you become a “Voice” through media to educate and inspire change.

It is our opportunity RIGHT NOW to create a new, beautiful world in which every being is valued, loved and experiences abundance and prosperity. Isn’t that what you have been dreaming of?

Think It And You Will See It

Focusing on what you want is very important as Manifestation has increased. This morning, I went to my clinic for a routine blood draw. Normally, Wednesday mornings are very busy and I did not look forward to sitting in the waiting area. So, I held the intention of very few people waiting, and me getting in and out quickly. I focused on that during my drive, and guess what? Less than 5 people in the waiting area and I was in and out in 15 minutes. Woo-hoo! Try it. Think it and believe it.

Happy Solstice!

And welcome to the Age of Aquarius. Relax as much as possible today and absorb in the higher frequencies. Envision a glorious future for yourself and others that focuses on co-creating and caring. Remember to go outside, just after sunset, look to the west-southwest and see the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. A once in a lifetime event!

Prepare For The New

It’s a good time to do a little energetic house cleaning. Burn sage, cleanse crystals, use singing bowls, play 432hz meditation music, or any other ritual that clears out negativity or old energy. Let go of whatever no longer serves you. Welcome the new Golden Age into your life!

Focus!!

Right now, it is very important to FOCUS on what you WANT in your life. Ignore the fear porn going on around you. Put your attention and your thoughts into creating POSITIVE things in your life. Want to stay healthy? Focus on that. Need a job or money? Focus on what that looks like. Good relationships? Put your thoughts into action.

Watching external events is like being stuck in The Matrix. Channel your inner Neo and step out of it by putting your attention into positive action.

You’ve got this!