Thursday, 31 July 2014

Angels Speak - Truth



Truth has many forms and can not always be understood when you stand next to it.  Sometimes, you have to get very far away from it to see it in the bigger context of all the lives that it touches.

Truth is not what one says, but the action that one brings forth.  A flower grows.  That is truth. It follows a natural law, and it is there for all to see.  There are so many that willfully turn their gaze from the truth, and then call the truth a lie.  This must serve them somehow.  I do not know what the benefit is.


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Angels Speak - What Brings You To Life



Life is a tricksy thing, as Golem in Lord of the Rings, would say.  It is tricksy because you do what you are raised and told to do, and you feel trapped and lifeless.  Yet, if you do what brings you joy, you are a rebel, different, against the village, etc.

What make you wan to sing and dance and laugh today?


Monday, 28 July 2014

Angels Speak - Why You Forgive



Things happen in this life that are difficult to understand.  I wonder if the difficulty is because we are so fixed in our ways or because we have never learned another way.

I love this story from the book, The Bounce Back Book by Karen Salmansohn.

A wise woman and her young disciple were walking down the street. Suddenly, out of nowhere, an angry man in a carriage drove haphazardly by the two, insensitively pushing the woman out of his way. She landed in a ditch filled with muddy water. The woman yelled after the man in the carriage, "May you have everything you want!" The disciple, surprised by the wise woman's response, said: "I'm confused. Why did you say that to a man with such horrible behavior?" The woman replied, "Because a happy man wouldn't have thoughtlessly pushed a woman into a ditch."

I wish you peace and joy.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Angels Speak - Throw Away Worry


I saw this poster and it made me think of all the times in the past that I felt worry.  The feeling of worry does not do any good.  It is best to hand worry over to your angels or guides, or to Creator, or the Universe, and to let go.

In doing so, you allow your self peace.   Remember this. It is one true thing.


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Angels Speak - Success


The topic of success came up at work.  Each of the six people at the table had a view on what success means.  Most of the definitions included a level of education and the amount of money that one makes.

I prefer the statement about success in this poster.  Doing your best gives you a chance to be the best you can be.  What other success is there?


Friday, 25 July 2014

Buddha Speaks - Blaming



Life in a business organization is hard on one’s health.  Why?  Because the people in the organization are always looking to blame someone for things not going well.  Often, the fault is that an individual is working to one goal, and then, arbitrarily, someone changes the goal, but does not tell the individual.  The task fails. 

Remember, we are all lettuce.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Buddha Speaks - GURU



Guru, usually translated as 'teacher,' suggests a transition from darkness (gu) to light (ru), meaning 'that which dispels the darkness of ignorance.' One pictures a Hindu holy man with a long beard—charismatic, perhaps tipping toward authoritarian excess. Yet the subtlety of the term, with its Latin cognate gravis (heavy, matured), indicates a process rather than a person, a fruit (enlightenment) that ripens to become sustenance for others.

—Kythe Heller, "Once a Teacher, Always a Student"


Are you one of those people that likes to do everything yourself?  You believe that you learn better?  Perhaps with a teacher or guide, you would learn wisely.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Spirit Animal - Moose Family


Most families stay at home when they have a newborn.  With most animal families, there is safety in keeping baby close, and in moving with the herd.  Although Moose is often solitary, over time, she has learned about safety in numbers, and safety in getting the little guy up and at it.  She exercises him, coaxes him, prompts him, and feeds him.  Her big role is as guardian while he sleeps.

Moose wishes all beings had the freedom to care for their child as naturally as possible. 


Monday, 21 July 2014

Spirit Animal - Do You Barely Have Time For Fun?



Life is definitely fast these days with all the technology at our service.  We can call around the world on our Skype meeting software, and discuss anything with a person from each time zone or country.  Decisions are made faster than we can keep up with them.   A common complaint is that there is not any time for fun!

Bear says:

  • Roll in the grass.  It is good for grounding the self and for being more attentive to Nature.
  • Find a tree and climb it, or attempt to climb it.  This makes you realize how insignificant you are out in Nature.  And yet, Nature is fragile.
  • Lie on a boulder, warmed in the Sun, and see the world from a new perspective.


Sunday, 20 July 2014

Spirit Animal - Elk Is About Protection


Elk steps in to talk about protection.  Elk says that he carries large antlers to protect himself and his herd.  The antlers are sharpened so that when they poke an enemy, the enemy is injured.  Elk asks what you do on a daily basis to protect yourself.  What do you do?

Some people carry guns or knives.  Others take self defense or a martial arts.  Those that work with angels carry their belief and their ability to call the angels to protect them.

Elk either stands guard or has one of the attending males stand guard for danger.  Elk notes that most humans seem oblivious to danger.   As a caution, Elk says, always be aware of your surroundings.


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Spirit Animal -- Dog’s Blessing



One of my friends sent me this poster, and, I love it!  I have two dogs and I think that everyday, they bring joy to my home and to other people.  Every night, I ask the Archangels to watch over them and to keep them safe from harm.

When I say that they bring joy to other people, I see that so often.  Today, in the dog park, my friend, who has her own dog, said to me, “I feel guilty because Magic is my favorite dog.”  Her guilt was that she loved her dog very much, but that because she and Magic had a special friendship, she loved Magic very much.

Several days ago, Magic, Merlin, and I were out for an early morning walk at 6:15am.  As we walked along the grass, we watched a young man (late teens or early twenties) walk up the stairs to get to the top of the hill where we were walking.  At the top, he turned and walked towards us.  He walked hunched forward, like all the weight of the world was on him.  Merlin started to act silly.  He would jump over Magic and race to me and jump.  I tossed the frisbee and he jumped, twisted and landed, with a big grin on his face.  Soon, the young man was laughing at him and trying to coax Merlin to give him the frisbee.  The young man’s shoulders relaxed and he was caught in the moment where nothing matters.  I felt so lucky that I had special dogs.


Friday, 18 July 2014

Angels Speak - About Hope


The saddest thing is that people lose hope very quickly.  Hope says that whatever the situation is, I will be rescued from it and life will get better.  Hope is always about getting better and enjoying things more, and living life to the fullest.

Hope lets us believe that wars will end, adults will not prey on children, men will no longer need a sex trade worker, and everyone will have enough to eat.  All will have clothes and shelter.

Hope lets us get out of bed every morning and strive to do our best the rest of the day.  It makes us kind to people, compassionate to everyone, and loving to our family and friends.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Spirit Animal - Do No Ask For Advice


“The Four Agreements
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
3. Don’t make assumptions.
4. Always do your best. ”
― Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
― Bruce Lee

“Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“As a general rule,'he had once said, 'people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or, if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.'
― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Spirit Animal - Widen Your View


The message was coming through loud and clear.  The Red Tailed Hawk was diving past my office window, over to the hillside to dive bomb the gophers and then flying right back at my window.  She definitely had something to say.  I stopped to listen.

The main theme of Hawk’s message is that humans, stuck on Earth, and in tall buildings, only see what is immediately in front of them.  Therefore, they miss how what is in front of them relates to all that is around them.  Hawks fly high and perch high and look around all the time.  Hawk sees patterns that humans cannot discern because they do not have a wide enough view.  Hawk says that if we could be as high as the Sun, we could see everything at once, and then know how our actions affect other things that we do not have any idea are even there.

What will you do to widen your view?


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Spirit Animal - Run With Your Child


Horse comes to us with a timely message – Run with your child!  Horse makes sure that her offspring are well exercised and the the colt’s muscles are well developed.  Her young have little fat on them and have strength and endurance.

Human children are now believed to be at a space, computer or ipad bound, where they are under developed and may die by their early fifties, much like our ancestors of one hundred years ago.  A friend commented that her child needed to be walked by her or her husband, every day because he sat in front of the computer all day.


Monday, 14 July 2014

Angels Speak - For What It Is Worth



I saw this poster and it set me on a train of though around worth and all the times I have heard my parents or other parents say to their child, “You are worthless.”

I wonder what event in that parent’s life created the ability for them to demean a child.  A child cannot think or act or work in the same manner as an adult.  To apply the same rules of engagement in work or life to a child as you do to an adult seems like an illogical thing to do.  Yet, many parents do this.  Teachers also do this.  I don’t know why.  It is a puzzle.


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Angels Speak - Be Distinct



I often wonder about the courage to be different.  What does it take? I think that we are all so different that we all have courage.  When we choose our schooling, our careers, our partners, or where we live, we are expressing our individual personality. 

I hear people speak about society norms, and I have begun to wonder what they are.  Life has changed so much in ten years.  The norms of twenty years ago do not apply in some cases, and perhaps in all cases.  What can we find on the internet today changes how we see the world.

Laws are changing and providing a legal backing for people to be unique.  Perhaps the most unique is the norm.  Certainly, our ancestors would not have moved from their home village to come to North America if they had been the norm.  Hooray for them!


Saturday, 12 July 2014

Angels Speak - Keep On Going!


One of my friends told me, long ago, that you need to “fake it until you make it”.   Recently, a study on corporate success showed that often the men will agree to do some task, even though they have no clue how to do it, and they work at the task until they get it right.  Einstein is a good example of “keeping on”. 

The point is, that often we stop, and say we are confused and cannot go on.  That is what life is about.  It is about keeping on going even if you do not have a map or a guide.  It shows us how to grow, to learn, and to adapt.  We humans are getting less able to adapt because we want to quit.

What do you want to do?


Friday, 11 July 2014

Angels Speak - You Never Walk Alone



It is true.  We all choose what we want to do, where we want to go, and who we want to go with.  Sometimes, that works out well.  Other times, not so much.  I know, however, that when I choose a road, my Angels always walk with me and the Creator is within calling distance.  I never really walk alone, even if no other people are with me.

In that time where I am by myself, I have new insights into my life and I “hear” the world of nature all around me.  I stop thinking of myself eventually and I marvel at the plants, the trees, the animals, the birds, the colors, and the sky.  How does it all stay together?  What glue… and I realize gravity helps out… but what glue keeps everything exactly where it needs to be?  Is it not marvelous?


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Angels Speak - Finding Time



Recently, I heard a speaker say that not finding time for our friends reflects that we do not find time for ourselves.  The actions with our friends is a mirror for how we treat ourselves.  I had an “aha” moment. 

Although I realize that I often put myself last on the list of things I “must” do, I also put my friends there, from time to time.  What a revelation.  This morning, I did my meditation first.


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Supporting the Community



A friend sent me this poster.  It really made me stop and think about how we spend our time and money.  In days gone by, we all prospered when we purchased goods from one another.  Then, greed set in, and everyone thought that their product or specialty was worth more than their neighbors.  People began to look for alternatives that were not so costly. 

I like the idea of purchasing locally, and I try to do so.  The purchase and the price however, do have to make sense to me. 

How do you feel about buying locally?


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Angels Speak - Who Are You?



I saw this poster and I wondered at the message.  Does it mean that you identify with your illness or life situation?  Or, does it mean that you identify with your career, and your climb through the corporate structure to establish your credentials?  Does it mean all of the above?

I started thinking about all the ways that I have heard people introduce themselves:

  • I am a single Mom/Dad
  • I have cancer
  • I am an activist for…..
  • I am a struggling student
  • I work for the city of
  • I work for ….

The idea is that we identify with something other than who we are inside.  I talked with a young friend… he is seventeen… and he said that he really did not know who he was.  And, he did not know how to find out who he was. 

He was asking me if he needed to do a quest, or what he could do to understand who he was.   I suggested that he try getting a job because the job will help you find out what you like to do to be useful.  If you do not like what you are doing, then you start looking at what you would like to do.  This applies to all of us at any age.

How do you identify yourself?


Monday, 7 July 2014

Angels Speak – Living Life Well



As we move through each day, do you ever wonder how you are doing as a human being,  on the scale of one to ten?  Are you useful, honorable, compassionate, and kind?  If you rated yourself today, how would you rate yourself?  How would others rate you? 

I was driving down the highway, heading to a friend’s farm, and wondered how many people go through the day when they have to bomb a neighboring country, or, are cruel to animals or to other humans. 

I have learned not to worry about what others are doing, however.  I know that I can make a difference by being kind, useful, compassionate, and truthful.


Sunday, 6 July 2014

Angels Speak - What Ever The Journey



While I was on vacation, I had a conversation with several people that moved to a discussion on hell.  The question was, “Do you believe in Hell?” 

My answer was, “Yes”.  As the poster says, when in Hell, keep going.  I think that Hell can be where ever we believe it to be, and that Hell is different for everyone.  We cannot judge what is Hell for someone else, and therefore must accept their definition of Hell because we were not in that situation. 

The teaching around Hell is that one must keep going to get past the place. 


Saturday, 5 July 2014

Angels Speak - Who Makes You Smile?



When there is stress in your life, or if you get really angry, remember the people that make you smile, and your stress or fury will dissipate.  If you do not believe me, try it!

Remembering a time when you laughed and shared and enjoyed an activity with someone will totally wipe away stress.  Often, the other person does not remember that particular moment because it did not have the same emotional meaning for that person, at that time. 

Some examples of happy memories:

  • Getting your driver’s license
  • A special Christmas
  • A first date
  • First day at a job…
  • Walking with your grandson or granddaughter
  • Sharing a glass of wine or a cup of tea with a girl friend or boy friend
  • Laughing with family or friends
  • A special wedding
  • A special dance
  • A vacation at a cabin on a lake or up in the mountains

Find your memory that makes you smile or even laugh… it is worth the journey.


Friday, 4 July 2014

Happy July 4 2014



Happy Independence Day to every American. 



by Henry Van Dyke

I love thine inland seas,
Thy groves of giant trees,
Thy rolling plains;
Thy rivers' mighty sweep,
Thy mystic canyons deep,
Thy mountains wild and steep,
All thy domains;
Thy silver Eastern strands,
Thy Golden Gate that stands
Wide to the West;
Thy flowery Southland fair,
Thy sweet and crystal air, --
O land beyond compare,
Thee I love best!

Additional verses for the
National Hymn,
March, 1906.


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Angels Speak - Hearing With Your Soul



When Great Trees Fall

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.
When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.
When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
gnaws on kind words
promised walks
never taken.
Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold
And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.”

― Maya Angelou


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Angels Speak - Are You Scattered?



How many times have you heard, “ You cannot do that!  It is impossible!”  And, then, you have gone forward and done it.  You can do anything.

The other part of the poster is also correct.  If you try to do everything, it is not possible to complete everything, or even do a good job on what you are doing.  I know, from observation, that I cannot be a hair stylist, nurse, doctor, or physicist.  I have no interest. Therefore, I will not do those tasks or related tasks.  And, if you do have an interest, then you will need to choose what you do because we all have time constraints. 

What do you want to do?


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy Canada Day July 1 2014



Happy Canada Day!  It is a blessing to live in a country that has such a wide diversity of beauty from the Atlantic Ocean through the Maritimes, over the Canadian Shield, into the prairies, rising up the foothills to the Rocky Mountains, and sliding down to the Pacific Oceans.