Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Mom's Garden

My mother cares for her home and garden with a standard of care that surpasses what we see in this generation.
She's 70 somethin and works on her home with the vigor of someone half her age and twice her ability.
I enjoyed her garden this Christmas. It is like an oasis in a sea of ickyness. You can sit in her garden and contemplate life, sip a cuppa tea, and feel the warmth of the morning sun on your face.
The plants are loved and they show it in return to anyone who wants to be in their presence and experience their love. Nice...!

My Mom's Angels

My Mom collects angels. Not in a crazy cat lady, mayhem and madness, needs to be on an episode of CleanHouse way. Her home is blessed by the presence of angels. She doesn't know it! I think they're really there - i mean ones we Can't see... ;-) Maybe she knows.

My Mom's Christmas trees

My mom has an eye for beauty that is fabulous! Her home is flawless and spotless (except when kids and grandkids are around). She had the most lovely Christmas display this year.

Christmas is a crazy time of year!

It's about togetherness, n blessings n Jesus. It's about the beauty of winter n snow n sunshine. It's about giving n sharing n eatin good good food!

We gathered together to celebrate. We watched "school house rock" on youtube. We laughed at our idiosyncrasies and our memories. We watched our younguns excitement at the prospect of lots of gifts and their bright and toothless grins (one of them anyway) and ate good good food!

A crazy happy time was had by all!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Faith and LOA

As a christian, I seek to find out if and how the spiritual laws align and correspond within the framework of Bible teaching. It's not hard for me to see the congruences and know that I'm connected to God as I look and read the teachings of contemporary spiritual authors. Even though they may not ascribe to Christianity or write from a christian perspective,I can discern the truth of the information and relate it for myself to what "thus says the Lord".

I saw one of my favorite message broadcasts this AM by my favorite preacher lady, Joyce Meyer. Click on this link to watch it!

In it she talks about the unseen spiritual realm and how much impact our thoughts and words have there on the things, events and circumstances of our lives. She talks about not letting the enemy (the ego in my interpretation) steal our joy. She admonishes us to act on faith, believing before seeing - all primary principles in manifestation.

I particularly like the part about the angels!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

EFT..I'm gonna try this!

As I surf, seek and study I am drawn to information that will assist me in my quest to feel good!

I am going to add EFT to my practice and share any results. What is EFT? Check out this video...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Speaking of Validation

My friend and I have been talking about validation - the kind where you get a sign that you are on the right track. This video called Validation is about validating one another with positive affirmations. It reminds me of That 70's show theme song..."we're all alright!! WE'RE ALL ALRIGHT!!!"

Check it out - it'll make u feel good!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Working Hard vs Flowing in Spirit

I love it when I receive validation in my learning. When I discover a new truth and then it shows up again and again in different ways - that feels good & I know I'm on the right path.

I started reading Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde last night. It reminded me of the books by Eckhart Tolle & Wayne Dyer in particular with some real humor thrown in. The idea that struck me ( again a reminder as the knowledge is already in me) is the difference between working hard - toiling away and struggling for freedom (financial or otherwise) - vs the freedom that comes from being open to who I am in spirit, allowing the Grace of God to guide me to where I want and need to be and finding joy & abundance there.

It takes me back to my reading of scripture in Ecclesiastes where Solomon talks about the vanity of works and the vexation of the spirit.

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. Passage Ecclesiastes 1:14:

I got up this morning and sat down with my coffee to watch a little TV. I turned to Joyce Meyer - my favorite TV preacher - and points in her message were almost identical to what I had read last night. All about the freedom & joy that comes from allowing the Holy Spirit vs working hard in our "flesh" to gain things or MAKE things happen. She hits the nail on the head at 10 min into the message. Heres her message.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sometimes it takes money to feel good

It's true. While money does not equal happiness it certainly aids us in having things and experiences that make us feel good. I watched the Secret Millionaires last night on FOX and just watching them give life changing sums of money away made me feel good.

I'm so ready for this level of feeling good and to that end I'm looking at, reading and practicing things that will help me get there.

I have added a couple new books to my bedside table (and yes I returned some of the others to the Kennewick Library for ya)

Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde
How to Practice by the Dalai Lama

Check out this awesome video by Stuart Wilde called the Mastery of Money. It is an hour and 10 min long and you may want to take notes!

About the video:
In this entertaining video seminar filmed in 1986, Stuart Wilde talks about money as energy. It is a vital part of your spiritual quest, for you need money to buy life's experiences. Once you can see money as energy there is really no limit to how much money you can acquire. Stuart's highly successful metaphysical approach shows you how to get into the flow of "easy money". He discusses practical techniques on how to raise your energy quickly. Once you do, people will be naturally attracted to what you are. When they show up, bill'em.
(or provide them with useful goods & services for a fee! - CW)