Rogers, Gas, Passports and The Farmers Market

Rogers, Gas, Passports and The Farmers Market

Stress, frustrations, anger. There has been a growing appearance that tempers are short, confusion has heightened, fear is everywhere. Conversations that begin with, “Have you noticed lately…?” It doesn’t seem to take much, as there is much that is happening. Friday July 8th Rogers experiences an outage and you know the rest. A day of inconvenience. For some slight and for others far greater. I tend to continue on and allow for the experience of the day. Ran an errand and paid cash. Chose to postpone getting gas as no internet meant I’d forfeit points. Points means a lot these days when it either provides a discount in gas or money towards groceries. Saturday life had returned to being able to connect and communicate for the most part.  Depositing an E-Transfer remained a problem, so off I went for gas. Of course the price had jumped from $1.76 to $1.82.  But I have a CAA membership which gives a discount at Shell stations. I pump my gas, go inside and the attendant informs me that although it is Shell gas, they are not a Shell gas station. Translates into, no discount.  I pay, knowing better for the next time.  I think how all of these situations can test ones ability to remain in a good space. Now I head for the Kitchener Market and the annoyance begins to subside, as on route the man who dresses as Elvis and walks the streets of the city passed in front of me while I waited for the light to change. He’s still here. I smile for him. I park my car,...
Before the After

Before the After

Before we get sick, we do know something is amiss. We’re tired, a little achy, just off. That’s when you allow for some rest over pushing through. You reach for some extra vitamin C, take your zinc, the ghastly tasting oil of oregano. I prefer colloidal silver, much more pleasant. More often than not, we don’t choose the “Before.” We receive the whisper that something is on the way and we shrug it off, we push it aside. We wait till we are down and out. Full of snot and aching, can’t sleep, no energy. Not wanting to do anything, but lay on the couch and watch Netflix.  The “After” the whatever has arrived is too late. The “Before” is when you can turn it all around. The “Before” works when you listen and you choose to do. It requires a pause, a slowing down and acting on the whisper. When your body is screaming because you made a different choice, well, it’s time to be honest with yourself that you knew, but you ignored. I enjoy tulips. A friend was visiting and shared that if you took a pin and put a hole through the stem just below the bud it would revive the drooping tulip. I gave it a try. The tulips that had already drooped, did not spring back. The tulips that were beginning to droop, revived. I choose to treat myself as a tulip.  When I start to droop, I act. Because I’d rather watch Netflix sitting upright than moaning, “Someone please save me from this misery.” The “Before,” can turn it around. The “After,”...
Vacuuming Again!

Vacuuming Again!

In my lovely abode, there is just me. I consider myself to be a fairly tidy human. And yet, every time I turn around there seems to be something to vacuum up. This white stuff (I’ll expand on this in the next few lines) and then there is hair, no explanation needed. The white stuff is pretty much me! Dead skin cells. Shedding to make room for a new me. Approximately eight pounds per year. Every month a new skin layer. Hair – fifty to one hundred per day.             This is just one person. One me.  I’m doing a “holy shit” for all of you that live with others and have pets! Yuk!! Huge Yuk!! Let’s calm ourselves and come back to where I am actually going with all of this. But inside, I’m still feeling grossed out for the rest of you. Okay – let’s move on. We shed. Our bodies let go and replace with new. Easily. It’s what we do naturally. No affirmations, no meditation, smudging. It just lets go. No tug of war, no sabotage, no battle. And it’s not just our skin and hair, our body is regenerating itself continually. And yet a part of us forgets, gets stuck and screws up. Our body is creating the new and we resist with our minds and our emotions. We hang on tight to the old that is weighted down with pain. Our wounds, our wrongs. Where we have hurt and been hurt. We are meant to heal, to grow, to regenerate. We get this new body and then we...
A Rainbow Can Make It Right Again

A Rainbow Can Make It Right Again

As of late, I’ve felt discouraged.  A few days. Not all days. But just the same, there are moments when I’m not quite sure what this time in history is all about. What is the bigger picture? I ask myself to trust, I create days filled with plans to take me forward. I ask myself to remind me of what has been given and not taken and with it all, I continue on. Then my weather app on my phone illustrates a cloud with no perky sun peaking out from behind and it’s followed by the rain cloud that will descend later in the day. These are “D” Days. Dank, dreary, damp, dark, dismal, depressing, dull, dim. Discouraging.  Now I do love weather and I know the “D” Day will pass. But the news doesn’t seem to want to shift and so much of life, for many is pushed back, put on hold, closed down.  A great deal is being asked. And then the weather changes and the sunny app is forecast on my phone and there it is — a shift. The “D” day becomes a memory and through the frosted pattern on my front door comes the light. Across the ceiling of my home the rainbows stream in and make their way around the room, touching down on my gratitude journey, sea shells, a Tibetan monk, a painting of my parents sailboat, the chairs at my dining table. Belongings that illustrate me. The light moves through a glass perfume decanter in my bathroom and streams around the room and out the door. The prism that hangs in my...
Wake Up! To the Energy of “20” March 20, 2020 ANNND It’s Spring!

Wake Up! To the Energy of “20” March 20, 2020 ANNND It’s Spring!

March 20, 2020 The Energy of the “20” This is an energy that indicates that at some point there will be a powerful awakening. It brings the awareness of new purpose, new plans, new ambitions. May even be the feeling of a call to a cause or ideal. Life will always present obstacles and challenges. The energy of the “2” is all about patience, timing, coming together with others and being part of the team. Faith in your ability to change, to transform and go forward. Not an energy that is about materialism, more about trust that you will have what you need. That your needs will be met. Yesterday, April 19th, was the first day of Spring. Celebrate the Spring Equinox! This is a time to celebrate fertility, creativity, the sowing of seeds, new growth.  A new season of energy is upon us. What seeds can we plant that will take us forward in our lives, communities, our planet. How can we release our fears, limiting beliefs and attitudes, negative behaviours.  We are in the midst of an amazing time in history. Wake Up! Allow Awareness! Transform into what takes you Forward! Celebrate! Happy Spring Everyone! Photos: Timeline and Pinterest Stock...
Writing Lines

Writing Lines

For the past two months I’ve returned to writing lines — my affirmations. There are times when positive thinking and meditation need a boost, a back-up. Taking pen to hand and writing (not typing) is an energy that is powerful. It is an extension of yourself. When you have a focus on what you are choosing to attract and you feel as if you are missing the mark, writing can assist in creating the shift. I enjoy Catherine Ponder’s work. Her writings were some of the first books I read, some thirty years ago, when I began my journey into metaphysics. She’s, an easy read, practical and she tells stories from her experiences to illustrate her teachings of metaphysical concepts with a multiple of affirmations to implement change in your life and bring about manifestations for a new reality, where you are healthier, happier and more prosperous. I take an affirmation that supports what I’m working on and I write it out ten times. The power of repetition, is just that, powerful.  The energy of the “10” has no grey area. It asks for clarity, to be concise – no room for doubt or being wishy washy. Make a decision and stick with it. During this process, I started to snicker, thinking  back to my school days and how many times I received the punishment of writing lines. Hundreds of lines at a time. Yes, me. Not the most obedient student. I didn’t always share the same view as my teacher. Hmmm?  I practiced the ability to hold two pens in the same hand, producing two lines at a...