Friday, 31 July 2015

Nature Speaks - Drawing Strength


Life is often defined as the moments that we remember – the deep sorrows and the happy moments – and often the time in between is forgotten.  Then, one day, things we have forgotten creep up in our memory and haunt us.  The thoughts spin around in our minds.  We get into a mind rut.  We cannot get out. 

This is the time to go out to Nature.  Weep, or wail, or pray.  Let it out.


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Nature Speaks - Flowing



“Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
― Brian Jacques, Taggerung


The way to ease one’s frustration and despair of life is to go out and to be in Nature.  When we walk with Nature, we learn the way of “flowing”.  Watch the river or the stream.  They do not plow their way through everything.  No!  They flow around the boulders in their way, and they continue on.  We humans can learn from this.  We get caught up on the boulder and we do not know how to move on.  This is not how we are to move.



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Monday, 27 July 2015

Buddha Speaks - Calm Negative Energy


My friends tell me that they feel a negative energy when they go to different businesses, bars, and even restaurants.  They say it feels like a heavy, syrup-like feeling.  One of them believes that it is the negativity that causes people to drink, to forget the feeling. 

There are exercises that one can learn to guard against this feeling of negativity.  It seems that we do not teach how to protect one’s self from the insidious; we just teach people to protect against the physical with self defense classes. 

We all have to assess how comfortable we are with walking into places that may be dark and that may make us feel uncomfortable.  We can also learn how to be protected. 

An easy protection is to ask for protection from the Angels.  See this short prayer.



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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Spirit Speaks - Good To Yourself



A bee stung me on the forehead.  Yes, it swelled.  However, the worst part was that the bee sting gave me a bacterial infection in my eyes, nose, throat and sinuses  according to the doctor in  emergency care as the swelling spread so rapidly. 

While I have been recuperating, I have been writing, meditating, and journaling.  I have been getting wonderful messages.  The biggest message has been that I need to take some time for me; that I need to be good to myself. 

I realize that many of us do not know how to do that.  We intellectually understand the concept, but we do not really take time for us.

Well, now I am.




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Friday, 24 July 2015

You Asked For Additional Resources - Books, Music, Meditation, Etc




Thank you to everyone that has emailed or left a message on a blog.  Many of you have suggested that at the end of my blog, I make a suggestion or add a resource for books, or music, or meditations, or other information if someone wants to dig deeper.   I think this is a fine suggestion.  I will not add it to all the blogs, but I will to some.  I will make the reference to Amazon as this seems to be an international type of reference.  For those of you that are not interested, please skip over the additional resources.


Thursday, 23 July 2015

Buddha Speaks - A Wonderful Story



I read this story on the Lion’s Roar website, and it is so good, I need to share it.  You can check out the Lion’s Roar at

I love this story because it brings back so many memories about my childhood.  I am grateful to Ira Sukrungruang for writing this to share.


Playing With Buddha



“The Buddha is with you,” his mother used to say. “Believe in him.” At age seven, Ira Sukrungruang believed that the Buddha was more than a bronze statue. The Buddha was his best friend.

I used to stare at the meditating Buddha in our living room: his straightbacked posture, his wide shoulders and narrow waist, his elegant hands resting humbly in his lap. This statue sat on a shelf seven feet high. Around him were other Buddhas, two yellow candles, and a cup of rice to hold incense sticks. He could rest comfortably in my palm and weighed no more than a couple of pounds. Yet he was heavy in spiritual weight, my father always said.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Angels Speak - Be An Optimist



Humans have free will and yet they often choose not to exercise the ability to choose something different than what they have been doing.  Yes, many of us are afraid of change.  Change, however, is what moves us forward. If we did not change where our foot rests on the Earth, we would not move forward, backward, or, side-ways.  We have to move. We have to change.  The world was designed that way.

The angels tell us that we were born optimistic.  They tell us that we have chosen to look at life with a pessimistic set of glasses.  The poster above shows how to be optimistic.  Try it!


Sunday, 19 July 2015

Buddha Speaks - Compassion For Your Self



I was reading that there are three types of love.  They are sexual love, interpersonal love, and compassion.  Compassion is the ultimate love because it includes everyone, even one’s self. 

I was thinking that not many people know how to love themselves or to have compassion for themselves.  It is something  that we struggle with because we have been told so many times by so many people that we are not worthy. 

I was wondering why we believe those words when there are so many words that we do not believe.  We have learned that the media does not tell the whole truth most of the time.  We have found that our politicians do not tell us the truth.  Even our parents lied to us most of the time when we were young.  We are conditioned not to believe. 


Friday, 17 July 2015

Spirit Speaks - All Your Questions Answered



It is hard to believe, isn’t it, that all answers exist if you ask the question.  Of course, for most of us, we want to make sure that we ask the right question.  As we are trying so hard to be perfect, and to get it right, we tend not to ask the question at all.

And yes, the questions need to be asked.  They do not have to be perfect.  Each question is a blessing in disguise.  Each question answered brings change.  We all have the same Creator regardless of what we call the Maker of us all.  It is this continuity that provides the universal wisdom for each of us.  Many, however, do nothing with the gift.  Many, because they are not aware that universal knowledge exists. 

There are many stories about Einstein and where his information came from.  One of the stories is that he liked to lie on a small hill top and watch the sky – the clouds, the sun, the birds – and he would ask questions.  Eventually, the answer appeared in his mind.  It was a sudden illumination.

What will you do with this knowledge?


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Thank You for over 500,000 views



I am pleased to share with you that my blog now has over 500,000 views.  I am grateful to all of you viewers. Your views and your comments remind me that we all need to support one another. 


Angels Speak - You Need To Do What Is Right For You



Have you noticed in the last week or so that everyone around you wants to tell you what to do, what your limits are, and how much better you will be if you take their advice?  Why is that?  Why do people want to give you unsolicited advice?

It is because they observe you working and doing things –things that make them feel like you are doing better then they are.  And, they want you to stop!   How strange is that?  Why would anyone care? 

You need to remember that it is your journey.  No one has the same journey that you do.  They cannot tell you what is best for you.  You need to figure it out.


Monday, 13 July 2015

Angels Speak - Heart Keeps



We all hang on to stuff that keeps us from moving forward on something.  It can be a problem.  Some days, you need to give it away.  You need to let go of the memories and the feelings with those memories, and you need to walk through the next door.

We all believe in a future.  We know that tomorrow is the next day.  We do not need to look backward.  Looking backward is a trick of the Ego.  Let it go.


Saturday, 11 July 2015

Spirit Animal - Moose on Emotions



Moose has very long legs and the ability to hold her breath for a long time as she eats under water.  I was surprised the other day to see Moose at the retention pond in the park.  It was quite early in the morning, and the dogs and I seldom walk around the retention pond which is probably why we did not see her before.

Moose is equally comfortable in the water or on the land.  She has these messages.

  • When you are starting to feel some paranoia about what you are doing, it is time to wade into the water, so you can easily hear and see anyone trying to get close to you.  The water cleanses and it alerts you to danger.  Are you in danger because you are a threat to someone?
  • Often, when you are slow and easy going, people see you as a ‘mark’ and will try to take advantage of you.  Use this opportunity to see clearly.  What is really going on in this situation?


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Spirit Animal - Skunk Delivers a Message



Skunk created a home in a hollowed out log.  It was off the regular bike paths and hiking trails.  It was, however, on a deer trail.  Skunk never bothered the deer and the deer gave Skunk wide berth.

The dogs and I were out walking when I felt the tug to change our direction. We moved along the path that took us close to Skunk’s den.  As I started to smell that strong odour, I shortened the dogs’ leashes and kept watching for the tell-tale black and white.

Moments later, I see a good sized skunk sitting on a log, looking as though he had been waiting for me.  Skunk had a message.

  • The first part of the message was about respect.  Skunk said that he had the respect of all because Skunk was self confident that he could overwhelm any attackers.
  • The second part of the message was questioning the self respect that I had for myself and for others.  Self respect will keep you from judgement and anger with others.
  • The third message was about choosing the times to show your true self to others.  Skunk likes the evening and the early morning to gather food and to sing to the day.  Those are its power times.  Skunk asks what your power times are, and who you associate with at those times.


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Angels Speak - How Do you Behave When you have Everything?



I have experienced the disdain of those that think they are very successful.  They treat others as stones to be walked on.  I believe this indicates their character and that their success will be short lived.

It seems quite a mystery to me why others want to build their own egos at the expense of those around them.  Is it something that we teach in our education system?  Do we learn it from the teachers who belittle us as students?  Perhaps. 

Perhaps it is part of the character of each of us.  It may be something in the gene pool.  Whatever it is, the way of behaving is becoming more prevalent in corporations.  Perhaps it is a good thing.  Perhaps it is not.


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Angels Speak–Being Successful




Each day, we wonder how successful we have been as we make our way through the hourly ups and downs of business.  Is our career choice the correct one?  Was it ever?  Has something changed?  Has business changed?

I hear all these questions and I have no answer that is definitive.  Instead, I share this poster – if you are proud of yourself and if you know that you did the right thing – then you are successful. 

How much more positive can one be?


Saturday, 4 July 2015

Happy 4th of July 2015



Lots has been going on in the United States this year, and more changes are likely to come with a fall election.  May all of you enjoy this July 4th weekend and may you find peace with family and friends in joyful celebration.


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Happy Canada Day July 1 2015


Time passes quickly, and this year has flown by!  It is time for Canada Day. We celebrate with events and festivities, and end the day with fire works.  We celebrate the strength of our community and our country. 

Happy Canada Day!