Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall cold - Judgment

I awoke on Monday morning with an obvious cold. Sore throat, head stuffy and not feeling 100%. Immediately began my vitamin C routine, but also checked what had happened 10 days back. I have this theory that if you get a cold, go back 10 days and you will find some unresolved issue.  Head colds are usually mental confusion, so I checked back and sure enough 10 days earlier I had one of those days when my mouth seemed to have a mind of its own and I said a few things which I was not happy with. In fact I had felt quite guilty over and had spent one night 'worrying' about it. The main situation I was worried about I apologized to the woman the next day, who was not a bit concerned about it at all. Shows that often what we concern ourselves with, others do not.
Upon checking back, and ensuring I had forgiven myself, I thought the cold would disappear. This has happened in the past. But no, Tuesday came with my throat not being so sore, but it was definitely beginning to move into my chest. My Tuesday comprised of going to Kelowna for a Live Blood Analysis, (It came out really well) and my Massage, which by the way I look forward to, especially as we are now working on my body back in birth and embryo status.  Wow, it is interesting what comes up. Mind you it has taken us a year to get there. Things which I thought I had dealt with still coming up as it is being held in the body.  But I digress.  Tuesday night I took some Buckley's "taste awful, but it works" and again it usually takes care of it. But no, Wednesday came, sore throat totally gone, but my cough was more pronounced. I took it easy most of the day, went for my walk with Jeanne and got ready for the meditation class.
My weekly drop in meditation group is always a great part of my week. I had three new people, and we fit into my living room just fine.  I apologized for my cough, and we began. We were using Gentle Wisdom by the Faerie Realm cards for our main meditation concentration.  I had some water so every time I felt like I wanted to cough, I had a sip of water and managed to keep myself from coughing during the 20 minutes. Even though every now and again I wanted to cough, I still managed to get the 'gentle' message for myself.
Earlier in the day I had come to realize that I had been around a person (on that Friday 10 days ago) who had a cough and was not well. That I somehow had caught the same thing. Darn! Anyway during the meditation I was shown that I had been judgmental of this person for several reasons, and the judgment had also been on myself (my worrying). I had a HUGE lesson about Judgment, and the letting go of all judgment.
Years ago my guide RaMa had taught me that one of the main things to do to get off the wheel of life,  was to let go of judgment and I thought I was doing quite well. But, obviously not good enough. How often we call our judgement of ourselves as being self critical - its judgment. When we see a behaviour of someone we look at it and criticize inside, its judgment.
Now, I sit here, with my cough deepening and I will keep on working to alleviate this, but I truly thought now that I understand it will leave, but looks like I have to go the course. I do believe its not as bad as it could be though.
I'm on alert now for all my little 'judgments' of others and myself. Another step to self awareness and connection to the source.
Remember look at where you are critical, self or otherwise and no you are really judging.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall is coming fast!

Hi: I sit here with the skies grey and the wind swinging the tree tops like crazy. This is Monday, only Saturday I walked out of the Ultimate Women's Show here in Penticton, where I was exhibiting to HOT! It was really hot, it had reached over 30 degrees during the day, and the night was wonderfully warm, totally summer. I had been in an air conditioned building all day, so missed most of it. Then Sunday came and the temperature dropped, even had a little rain, and now today my yard is covered with leaves, bits of trees etc.  Oh yes, Fall is here.  Mind you, its the 26th of September and that is into Fall.
I also know its Fall because my schedule has begun to get busy, shows, although I've cut back on those to local ones this year, I still have one next month. Classes, an Eight week Tarot class is in progress, and then Oct 7 - 9th I have a three day Tarot class, which begins the PLUG INTO YOUR PERSONAL, PSYCHIC AND SPIRITUAL POWER INTENSIVE. The other classes are four days in November for the Personal Power, and four days in December for the Psychic/Spiritual Power. Also at the end of this month I have a week in Vancouver faciliating workshops, channeling evenings and private appointments, which are booking fast. Oh yes, Fall is definately here.
I managed to see a couple of movies, and I will be writing up their reviews on the other site. I truly took the summer off, but miss expressing my views on the movies I see.  I heard word that they will be building a new seven theatre here very soon. Can't wait, but still wish they had daytime movies during the week. The only time they have that is when school holidays are on. This is a senior area, and I think they would do well if they showed movies during the day. Which is why I do love to visit the coast - daytime movies - lots of them to choose from.
While at the Women's Show, which was very quiet (lovely show, great selection of booths etc) just not enough people. On Sunday I was sitting there watching a young mother with her baby in the stroller walking along with her mother. The baby took my attention. He had the most turned down mouth I've seen on a person for a long time. I could not help but ask 'Is your baby really serious'.  'Oh yes' replied the Mother and the Grandmother agreed. I could see this young 8 month old baby, already being so hard on himself and life. To have such a turned down mouth at 8 months makes you wonder what he came in with on his soul.  I truly wish him well in his life.
I was woken (sleeping late) with a phone call saying a check I had given my CD production person I had forgotten to sign. As she said she was lucky she found it before trying to deposit it.  Oh my, where was my head. Now will go and sign it so she can get her money.
I am enjoying teaching Tarot one night a week, and look forward to doing the three day. It is always great to revisit the basics again.
In the meantime, still having trouble accessing this blog. I have a gmail account now, and it insists on trying to open it under my gmail email account, and I still am not sure how I get into it so I can finally put my other email address in to open this up. But truly, I feel like I'm in a merry-go-round, going round and round.....but I'll keep on till whatever it is I figure it out, or they forget trying to tell me I don't have a blog. 
Life is good - cool or not - (at least I know I will get sunshine in Feb/Mar).
Lots of love

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wise Woman's Festival and other bits and pieces

Just back from a weekend at the Wise Woman Festival where I presented three different workshops. Past Life Regression, Discussion on Protection vs No Protection and today another discussion on Soul's, Guides and Channeling.  We discussed so much that we really did not do much about the Channeling, but I was thrilled with the comments I received from several of the participants.  It is days like this that make me aware of how much I enjoy teaching. My life feels full and satisfied right now.
Also every Tuesday night I get to teach Tarot. We are going week by week through my workshop, which I usually teach over three days. I have not taught this way for years, and it is fun to get back to it. I'm thinking of doing this more.
My Fall schedule for the next couple of months is set (well November and December have some room) and October brings a three day Tarot course, then I'm off to Vancouver the last weekend where I will be faciliating two past life regression workshops, two channeling groups and transforming your blocks workshop. Plus I will have private clients. Always private clients, as that is a constant.
One of the wonders of life is the technology available. In the last weeks I've branched out in several ways. One is I got an Iphone. I'm still learning about it, but love it. I just wish the volume was a little more - but wow what I'm discovering I can do with it.  An IPad is the next thing I guess.  Also, thanks to shaw (think I've mentioned this before) decided I was spamming (can you believe that - I couldn't) they did not like my phone number being on my emails. So decided I needed to send my bulk emails via another source, and so MadMimi has entered my life. I spent a lot of time entering all the emails, but now they are in they take care of so much. So my time is being freed up there.  But the most excited thing is that one of my clients who moved to Toronto and wanted her CD fast, and when I sent it on the 2 day mailing I looked at the time etc, I decided to go a different way for my out of town clients.  NOW when I have an out of town client....unless they don't have an email address. I use my mp3 player and record the session (reading or clearing) THEN...and this is where it is exciting I download that onto yousendit, and they send out an email to the client who then goes and they can listen or download it to their computer or more time freed up. 
Time....after a summer of not doing too much (this is when I usually write) this last week I have been busy getting ready for the Wise Woman (this weekend) and the Ultimate Women's Fair (next weekend) binding books, making CD covers just getting ready....etc.  Even though this is all happening (oh yes of course clients with wonderful things happening there too) I'm looking at getting ready for my new endeavors (have a few in mind, which I'm not saying too much about until they are ready) so will be working away regularly on them.
Plus, my walking, my weight watcher's meeting (not that I follow counting points but it keeps me thinking and aware) plus my plan is to take a NEW beginners line dancing class every wednesday am. I love that it is a new beginners, pre beginners, perhaps I'll make beginners next.  Also stopped by the pool to get their schedule (they redid the pool - closed for a year - and I have not got back in the habit of going) so the plan is to fit that in too. I said to a friend, boy will have to leave some time for my clients inbetween all this stuff I want to do.
I booked my flight to NZ for Feb 3 thru March 18th, so have that to look forward too.
This morning I woke up to my yard filled with leaves and a wind howling around.  I was sad, summer is leaving and Fall is coming. The heat loving person always goes into a mourning period. And even though they (the weather people) say it will be back to 26 this week, the 'heat' which I love is gone.
Well finally I was able to get into my blog. Got my new gmail account and for some reason it seems to think I don't have this account.  So lets keep our fingers crossed I will find it easy next time, took me over 1/2 hour this time.
Trust you will enjoy these coming days.  Late summer will arise.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Fall and I'm back

Hi: here it is the 7th of September all ready. The summer has flown by with lots of visitors. My sister came for five weeks, another friend was here for ten days and at the end of her visit another friend arrived for several days longer. Somehow every day was full and I enjoyed every minute of it, but I did not seem to have time for blogging, or doing many of the other regular 'office' time activities that I do. So here I am back again.
I trust your summer went well. With the visitors I had, especially my 82 year old sister from New Zealand I spent time thinking about lunches, dinners, activities etc. When you live by yourself so much of that disappears. I think it was good for me. It was a sad day when I had to leave her at the airport and then drive myself back home. Luckily I had picked up Anne to come back with me so I had company. We left Vancouver quite late and it was 1am when I finally drove into my yard. 
We seemed to have a short summer, and my two major activities I host during the summer, the tea party (this year a chocolate tea party) and my annual pot luck barbeque went off fine. Now the tea party had its fun, as the middle of it we had a storm hit. So here we were sitting under the tents in the yard with wind and rain all around. The table laden with chocolate goodies had rain come through were the tents joined, but we fixed that (as I got rain down the back of my neck - and yes it was cold). But only my sister decided inside was the best. The rest of us sat there until the rain past and the wind subsided. Can't be said we don't know how to have fun.
The barbeque for me was wonderful, as my son, wife and two children were here. Cristin had bought her son and he entertained the girls wonderfully. In fact I think the adults got a real charge out of watching them, especially my six year old flirting away with the 12 year old. I learned some lessons.
I also received the sad news my granddog Rudy passed away and so made an unexpected trip down to Vancouver, visiting my daughter on her Island get away for a memorial weekend. I had a great time and Bridget mentioned how much fun we had and how we were supposed to be in memory of Rudy, who was an incredible, wonderful dog and my daughter's faithful companion for 14 years and I said well I guess we were having a 'wake'.  As we have all seen him, we know he is happy in his doggy afterlife. Interestingly the massage therapists who work in the massage therapy clinic Bridget has said they have heard him. He was quite a presence and will be missed. The other bonus of the trip was I had an opportunity to have a quick visit with my son and his family again, plus three other friends. Then it was back home.
Arriving home with September arriving was time to sort out my Fall schedule, ensuring it is not as packed as my Spring one, in which I overdid it. Its hard sometimes to remember my age doesn't have the resiliance I had in my 40's.  But, I'm happy with the schedule as it is right now, and as I began my eight week Tarot class last night - thoroughly enjoying being back teaching it again - I'm even more thrilled. 
Not too many movies seen through the summer, and those I that I did see I did not get to write a review about. But enjoyed most. I will get back to my movie reviews because I enjoy doing them. So remember to sign up to read the reviews as I post them. If you are on Facebook, you will see the notification of them.
Well, just wanted to get back posting, so here is the first for now.
Blessings with love

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