Friday, October 28, 2011

Positive Affirmations - Something I practice every morning.

I highly recommend this fabulous book, The Language of Letting Go, if you are interested in positive affirmations. It has been a life changing book for me.

Every morning with my cup of coffee I sit down and read the affirmation for the day. I also have other sources and books that I read, which I will let you know about at a later date.

This book was recommended to me by my wonderful counselor when I was going through a difficult divorce (to say the least). She was my Angel - a life saver, and put me on the road of self-discovery and self-esteem.

I also try to write affirmations that I have made up for myself ... this reinforces positive thinking and energies and gets me through the day. Now, if only I can make myself meditate I would really be zooming ahead with those good vibes. I really want to help our world, and getting my thoughts aligned with the Divine Source (LOVE) is the only thing I can do at the moment.

Wishing you all Health, Happiness, Abundance, Peace and Compassion !

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our Black Cat Puffie ... Oh How We Love Her !

Greetings fellow cat lovers. Well here’s my second post about our kitties.

This is our Puffie … she is such a gentle soul … and, of course, as all you cat lovers know, unique and querky, like no one else, in our family at least. Not to mention she is just beautiful.

I will always have a black cat. She is our second. Our first was my beloved Spookie, a barn cat. I got her for my daughter, but Spookie picked me. I still miss her and always will.

Anyway, back to Puffie. She scares Arty (our youngest and biggest), he’s kinda hyper and he has kitty OCD. When he tries to stare her down, after a bit, he starts crying. What a hoot! You see, she is so black that when you are looking at her face it’s like looking into a black hole and after a while it gets to you. At least that’s how Arty feels.

Another thing that Puffie does that I haven’t seen any other cat do, but I’m sure there are some out there that do, is that she’s on her stomach and her legs straight out. I don’t have a picture right now with that, but when I do I’ll post it. She’s our jaguar cat as we call her. I just know she has relatives in Central America right now. But she wouldn’t hurt a fly. All our cats are, excuse the pun, pussies, except for our oldest, who is also the smallest one which I will post about eventually.

I love my Puffie Cat ... I love all of our Cats ... in fact, I love all kitties !

No heaven will not ever Heaven be
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.
~Author Unknown

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. ~Jules Verne

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. ~Terry Pratchett

As always, Peace, Happiness, Health, Abundance and Love and Light to ALL !

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Health - What Our Little Family Doesn't Take For Granted

“We achieve inner health only through forgiveness - the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves” ~Joshua Loth Liebman
“The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations.” ~Will Rogers
“The first wealth is health.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”

“In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.” ~Henri Frederic Amiel

Auto-immune Disease … it stinks ! I am hesitate to write about this as I am a true believer in positive thinking and affirmations. But, these past weeks have been yucky … it seems I’m having a flare of my auto-immune disease. My precious daughter and myself have a form of this disease … of which, not much really is understood. I’m not a big believer in our health care system since it is all about profit not health. It’s moot anyway since we both don’t have healthcare and I do believe that is for the best for us. But, that’s another story.

The medical description somehow misses the point on how one feels. It is hard for me to explain … it’s just debilitating … at times I fell like I’m going to die … but thankfully I’m feeling better some of the time during the day, but just a bit.

My precious daughter has Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms and many other symptoms not mentioned regarding this disease, but they fit other Auto-immune Diseases. She has been in a full blown episode for the past 6 years, with little relief. It has gotten worse since the so called recession (we call it a Depression here) and she is house bound trying to make a living on the internet.

Since we don’t have healthcare we have been trying supplements and some have actually worked without any side-effects. The number one thing that has helped my daughter is Carlson’s Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, Lemon Flavor. It was like a miracle for her and although she still feels like her blood is on fire, it’s a smaller fire.

When I think about it when she was a toddler she had terrible eczema. Her doctor said she would outgrow this and we had a topical cream which didn’t help much. Her other symptoms started at an early age, around 10 years old. She was always very, very tired and unless you have this disease I don’t think you can understand just what kind of “tired” this is. Back then this kind of syndrome was not very understood at all and I don’t think much is understood even today. She went on with some stomach problems and then rashes and then rosacea. Also, her knee joint went crazy and she couldn’t walk for months during her collage years. No one could figure this out until years later when she developed eye problems and an insightful eye doctor tested her for the gene. This happened when we had insurance and the health care system with kinda ok. As far as we knew there was no cure and a medicine she finally took for her Rosacea almost killed her. If it wasn’t for the internet she would have died, because the doctors, and even a specialist didn’t put two and two together regarding her symptoms. And I’m not exaggerating about this….her meds were damaging her liver big time and the doctors didn’t have a clue and didn’t test her for liver damage.

You know, as I am writing about this I can see where my daughter has multiple severe symptoms that really don’t fit any one of the auto immune diseases, but many. It’s very upsetting as I see her suffering each and every day and after so many years it’s really gotten to her.

Ok. Well, I got that out of my system and back onto the positive thinking track. I think sometimes I don’t face these feelings and instead of letting them go I push them down into my subconscious which is not good at all. But I want to let them go and continue on the positive track. What does worrying and fretting do anyway … not a blessed thing, so I might as well “act as if” all is ok and who knows, perhaps it will be. Oh, a more positive way to say that is "That It Most Certainly Is Better And Better Each And Every Day. All of this started with a very stressful time in our lives brought on by some personal tragedies. I’m sure that my daughter could feel these terrible energies when she was just a baby and that has contributed to her disease … but, saying that, it also gives us hope that we can get better with positive thinking and energies. It’s hard when you feel sick all the time, but we just can’t give up. So below are some affirmations that I write or say during the day … at least the days when I can. They do seem to help.

* I am perfectly healed in body, mind and Spirit.
* I am physically fit and free of pain in Body, Mind and Spirit.

* I am healthy, and full of energy and vitality each and every day.

* I am healthy, happy, content and safe and sound.

* I radiate good health and positive energies.
* I am filled with positive and vibrant energy.
* I forgive myself as well as all others with the help of Divine LOVE and COMPASSION.

* I am in perfect health in Body, Mind and Spirit.

All I do know is that I wish, from the bottom of my heart, and intend for ALL to possess Happiness, Health, Abundance, Love, Beauty, Kindness, Peace, Spirit, Goodness and Light !

"What is behind us or before us is tiny compared to what is within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Altered Art Haloween Fairies - Decorations For Our Home.

Greetings all. I thought I would post about the Altered Art Halloween Fairies that I made for our home last year. This is just a sampling of what I created. For me, my altered art, assemblage, collage art takes tons of time but this is my favorite art so it's worth it. I spent a lot of time on these little darlings and they sure make our home look magically Halloweenee ! I hope you enjoy looking.

Peace, Happiness and Abundance to ALL !

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Sleeper Has Awoken !

Greetings to all who gather in Goodness and Light, and seek liberty and justice for all Mother Earth’s creatures great and small. THE SLEEPER HAS AWOKEN !

I am so excited and hopeful about what is happening around our country, and the world for that matter, with all the peaceful, positive and love-filled protests being done by the people. I have been trying to send out positive energy to the Universe for some years now, and believe me it has been hard, for personal reasons and for all the hateful, fear-filled and negative energies that have been gathering. I know that others have been trying to be positive and have been doing the same.

I no longer watch nor trust main stream media. It’s like I have had an awakening of some sort and can “see” things that I did not before. Like subtle psychological game playing with words that try to influence thinking without the thinker knowing this is being done. So, I watch Democracy Now at Bridges TV, BBC and BBC America (although they have their problems), Public TV, read the New York Times via the internet and other blogs and, or course, my hero Keith Olberman at Current TV, Al Gore’s network. Mostly I think for myself … I try to be aware and think for myself, it’s just common sense really. I do try to be open minded but I will no longer listen nor watch the crazies and the darkness and listen to the lies … it’s so bad now it would be like listening to (oh I hate to say this) Hitler, the Klan, Stalin, etc., etc. I don’t believe we should give voice to this kind of discourse. True, meaningful, thoughtful discourse, yes, but that does not exist at the moment. Hopefully that will return for we are all better off with a difference of opinion and to come to a consensus. No more leaders, just the people coming together for the common good and listening and coming to a real consensus.

We all can help, if only to continue to be positive, compassionate and non-violent. Of course if you are able to attend protests that would be wonderful. But, if you cannot you can start by believing that positive change can and will happen for ALL the world’s citizens. One way to do that is just to read and, if you have the time, write out the beautiful affirmation below. Thinking of a positive affirmation yourself would be grand. If you just can’t believe this right now, “act as if” you do. Eventually belief will come, if only for a moment, and moment by moment we can change the world for the better. I know we can, I can see it in my mind’s eye.

So, my kindest thoughts and prayers to everyone, especially the ones in darkness. I pray that somehow, someway those in the throws of fear and darkness come into the light and we can all being anew with a good and kind and compassionate society for all.

Anyway, that’s my two cents. Love and Light, Happiness and Abundance to ALL !

I believe in the spirit of innocence, the wonder that shapes us and leads us to dream.
I believe that life is a gift to be unwrapped everyday and given freely to those in need.
I believe that even in our darkest hour; we can take a deep breath and start all over again.
Most of all, I believe in the Power of Love and that in the end it will heal us all.
~Author Unknown~

May the power of love fill your hearts and souls.
Many blessings to you on your path of light....Remember to keep our chain of love and inspiration strong....
In healing and loving energy,
Walk in peace, light and compassion....

Monday, October 3, 2011

Kyanite - A Positive Energy Stone - Myth, Lore and Information

Kyanite is one of my very favorite stones. One of the biggest reasons is that is doesn’t need to be cleansed … it doesn’t hold any negative energy. I still place it in the sun or full moon from time to time, just to give it a treat. Yes, yes, I know, but I do believe everything and I mean everything has consciousness … it’s just different from ours. Belief in the supernatural properties of precious stones goes back beyond recorded history. But, as I have said many times before, that’s what I believe and feel … I am not nor do not expect anybody to do the same. Everyone is on their own journey.

I have a couple of these fabulous stones, and when I do meditate I hold one in my hand or place it on my forehead. Below is some information I have gathered on this stone through the years. You don’t have to believe in this stuff … but if you do, I hope this helps … and if you don’t, have fun anyway. And, please feel free to comment with any other information you may have on these magical stones.

Kyanite, whose name derives from the Greek word kuanos sometimes referred to as "kyanos", meaning deep blue, is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock.

It is one of only two stones that never need cleansing or clearing. It is useful for improving mental and physic awareness, and is excellent for meditation and dream recall. It can also help to ground excess energy instantly. Kyanite can help the holder to connect with their guides. Kyanite aligns all chakras automatically and immediately.

Blue Kyanite is excellent for use specifically on the third-eye chakra. If you choose to sleep with blue kyanite, the process of lucid dreaming will be greatly stimulated. Some say Archangel Michael’s sword is made of a blade of kyanite. The sword cuts to the heart of the truth. Since Michael has been watching over and protecting me for some time now, perhaps that’s why I am so attracted to this stone.

A bridge between mind and matter, Kyanite is a powerful stone of manifestation toward reaching your hopes, dreams and desires. If you have difficulty in sitting still, your mind drifting to you current worries, or being distracted while meditating, Kyanite is one of the best stones to use. Its ability to calm and quiet the chattering, busy mind and enhance meditation is unequaled.