No Rush 

Everything in nature has its own timeline. 

Our grapevines and fruit will be ready when they’re ready, even though they’re later this year. Nature can’t be rushed and we shouldn’t be either. 

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Entrances and Exits

Most everyone is familiar with the phrase “grand entrance.”

When a baby is born, she or he makes a grand entrance. When the bride begins her walk down the aisle, she makes a grand entrance. When Scarlett O’Hara famously walked down the stairs of Tara, she made a grand entrance.

When we leave a room, a relationship, a job, or even a movie theater, we’re making an exit. (At least in the movie theater the Exit sign is clearly marked – ha!)

When we pass from this world to what’s waiting for us on the other side, we make another exit.

Entrances and exits are simply beginnings and endings. Hopefully our energy imprints will bring joy to the space between our beginnings and endings … for the highest good of all concerned. 12.29.12.flag

P.S. – Happy Independence Day to all of my U.S. friends! May you find new beginnings that feed your spirit.

Maybe She is Crazy

I attended a wonderful brunch yesterday that a dear friend hosted.  Had a lovely time and ate waaaaaaay too much, but c’est la vie. 🙂

When I left her house and walked outside I noticed these clouds in the sky over the Catalina mountains.  Now I’m no weather or cloud formation expert, but I found them to be something that I’ve only seen once before.  I’m not sure that the image (taken with my phone) even does them justice.  Seeing them with my own eyes was one of those moments that takes your breath away.

People think I’m crazy when I express that I think we have visitors from space.  So if that’s what YOU think, hey, that’s fine with me.  I just happen to personally believe that we are not alone in this beautiful universe and that our little blue planet is not the only one with life.  I don’t believe in aliens (the kind that Hollywood depicts as being malicious).  But I do believe that our star brothers and sisters exist and that they are benevolent in nature.  Namaste’

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Do You Think She’s Ticked Off?

I got this message today from a dear friend.  One, who like me and millions of other Americans, has paid into a system that is now being threatened.  Please read on … I couldn’t have said it better myself … however, I did change the curse words she used but you’ll get the idea … the impact is still there.

Alan Simpson, the Senator from Wyoming calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security ” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.

Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana … I think she is a little ticked off!  She also tells it like it is!  

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“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight” …  

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (teat) for FIFTY YEARS.  

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).  

3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and “your ilk” pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your “shill commission” are proposing to move the goalposts yet AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now “you morons” propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because “you idiots” mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills.  

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you “incompetent bast***s” spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.  

To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullsh**” to your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullsh**, I have a few questions for YOU:  

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?  

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?  

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?   It is you, Captain Bullsh**, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers.   And for what? Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed, leech.  

That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic, political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.   And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bi***.  NO, I did not stutter.  

P.S. And stop calling Social Security benefits “entitlements”. WHAT AN INSULT!!!!   I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years; it’s my money – give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks.  

If you like the way things are in America don’t do anything.   If you agree with what a Montana citizen, Patty Myers, says, please re-blog this or copy and paste to forward to your email list.

The Wizard

Back in the day when I was younger (ha!), I had a tribe of friends who all hung out together.  All of us were single parents just trying to make it.  We did just fine, especially when we banded together.

And then there was the wizard …

The wizard was a voice on the other end of a phone line (long before cell phones) who would give us sage advice.  We always had to go through one of our friends to talk to the wizard.  No exceptions.  None of us could get this friend to give up the wizard’s phone number.  It was such a fun game we played.  He made us laugh every time we talked to him.

As it turns out, the wizard was one of our circle of friends.  Funny how none of us put two and two together to figure out that he was always missing from the crowd when the wizard was available on the phone.  Hmmm … maybe we just wanted to believe in this magical, mystical creature; or maybe we just didn’t want the game to end.

This photo is of a pen that I bought at a street fair years ago and as soon as I saw it, knew I had to have it to commemorate the “wizard.”  Namaste’

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Barrel of Boundaries

Setting boundaries can be a tricky thing, but we have to do it.  If we don’t, we can be manipulated so easily.  Especially women.  Why?  Because we are typically the nurturers, the caretakers, the keeper of the keys to the family.  The purpose of having boundaries is to protect and take care of ourselves. We need to be able to tell other people (yes, especially those we love) when they are acting in ways that are not acceptable to us. We have not only the right, but the duty, to take responsibility for how we allow others to treat us.

Once upon a time, long, long ago, humans lived in a matriarchal society, where the feminine energy was dominant.  Eventually that changed into a more male dominated energy.  Even though women have made tremendous strides in so many areas, setting healthy boundaries is pretty important.  And it’s equally as important for men.  Have you ever felt like you’ve given yourself away to everyone else?  If so, what’s left for you?  How can you give if you don’t have enough energy to take care of yourself?

I’ve been there … got the t-shirt, complete with the tear stains and I’m here to say … today … that I’m just not going there again.

Today’s photo is a Barrel Cactus in my yard.  I believe it has some pretty visible boundaries and you can bet I won’t be crossing them.  I respect this cactus for what it is.  Namaste’

 

 

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Ever had one of “those” days?  When I saw this tag this morning, I knew it was the perfect photo for how I’m feeling today.  Anybody else feeling the same way or is it just me?  I think my brain needs some chocolate 🙂  Namaste’