Thursday, 29 October 2015

Angles Speak - What the World Is


The poster and quote by Byron Katie speaks to the saying that we each create our own reality.  So, if we believe that we have a dreadful life, then, we have a dreadful life! 

My favourite saying comes from the movie “A Knight’s Tale” where the father tells his son, “Change your stars and live a better life than I have.”  To me, this speaks of having a vision and following the vision.  The world changes as you change.


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Buddha Speaks - Tension


When you are always under tension, you know that something is going on. One of the environments where we often feel the most tension is at work.  In the work place, we strive to live up to some imagined set of criteria.  We put tension on ourselves.  In some cases, the tension comes from time deadlines, or from instructions that are unclear/ambiguous.  We have all felt this tension.

To move away from tension, we need to find ways to relax.  For some, listening to music accomplishes the ideal relaxation.  Others need laughter or some sort of fun.  Still others need to leave the office and go for coffee. 

There is not one right way to relax.  You simply need to find what works for you.


Sunday, 25 October 2015

Angels Speak - Don’t Water Yourself Down


When someone says to me that I need to model or to imitate someone else, I am very disappointed.  Why don’t they see me for who I am.  I am fantastic!  I am even more fantastic when I meet you because you are fantastic! 

If people do not see how completely fantastic we are, then that is their bad luck.  We will do great things.


Friday, 23 October 2015

Buddha Speaks - Calm Negative Energy



With all that has been happening the last while, one could get caught up in the waves of negative energy that have been flowing around the country from politics, from shootings and murders, and from postings about injustices and cruelties to humans and animals.

I deal with these negativities in my own way.  I let the image come, I bless it with love and compassion for all those involved in acting out their story, and then I release it to the Angels.

This usually brings me peace. 

If I am still feeling unsettled, then I take my dogs and go for a walk in one of the parks.  Or, if I am short on time, we head out into our back yard to play a game of soccer or Frisbee.  I let the silence of our big pine trees wash over me.  I feel more serene.


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Angels Speak - Allow Others Their Perception



One of my pet peeves is when other people tell me how I feel or don’t feel.  Or, they tell me what I want to do or do not want to do.  How do they know?  They do not have any way to read into my mind or feel into my body. 

I OWN my own feelings and my own thoughts.  I am an individual.  I do not follow the crowd.  I gladly allow others their own thoughts, beliefs and values.  If they break the law, that is on them. 

I have my own experiences.  I will share them with you, if you like.  I will not force them on you.


Monday, 19 October 2015

Angels Speak - Crying Over The Same Thing



Do you have a friend or a family member who has one event in their life that they will not let go of?  Do they talk about it every single time that you are together?  Does it drive you crazy?

Show them this poster.


Saturday, 17 October 2015

Angels Speak - Blessings and Curses



When we want to feel peace in our lives, we sometimes look at ourselves and blame our lives for being cursed.  In our perception, we have all the bad luck, all the things go wrong, and all the issues in the family.  Therefore, we must be cursed!

It is funny, isn’t it, that others look at our lives and think how lucky we are!  They see the family squabbles as wonderful because you have family, and they don't.  They see your bad luck at not getting a job as great luck because the business goes bankrupt.  They see your failure to create a painting masterpiece as a new way of creating art. 

Do you see where I am going with this?


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Buddha Speaks - Imperfection



Embrace Imperfection

My practice is teaching me to embrace imperfection: to have compassion for all the ways things haven’t turned out as I’d planned, in my body and in my life; for the way things keep falling apart, and failing, and breaking down. It’s less about fixing things and more about learning to be present for exactly what is.

—Anne Cushman, "Living from the Inside Out"

There is a saying that the Universe does everything perfectly.  Those things which we find imperfect are perfect in Nature.  We are not clones of one another just as flowers, trees, animals, etc. are all individuals.  The idea of perfect is an abstract thought that people use.  The idea of imperfect is an abstract thought people use when others do not meet their expectations.  As we all know, often expectations are unrealistic.


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Angels Speak - Good in Your Life


So many of us have so much good in our lives, that we often take some of the simple, good things for granted.  Many people, too, confuse abundance with having money.  Abundance is many things.  One’s consciousness of the many things may be lacking because it is never a focus.

Here are some of the good things in one’s life:

  • love from partners, family, friends
  • love from pets
  • good house and neighbourhood and community and schools
  • good food to eat
  • good places to shop
  • good religious/spiritual community
  • good job/work/career
  • good health and healthcare
  • good parks and hiking spots

You can add to the list.  Remember that what I think is good may differ from what you think is good.  That is okay.


Monday, 12 October 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada


While we are facing new challenges every day, today is the day that we give thanks for all that is so good in our lives and for the challenges that help us to learn and grow.

We are very grateful.


Sunday, 11 October 2015

Angels Speak - Vibrating with Energy and Health


Fig 1 from


It seems that many people are feeling un-well these days.  I get calls from folks looking for an appointment simply because they do not feel right – they have no special pain, or illness, or reduction in physical movement.  They just do not “feel right” in their bodies.

This feeling happens when we get out of balance.  It may be too much stress, or too little sleep, or not the right food.  It may be none of those things.  If you are in touch with your body, you will be able to feel it come out of balance and get back in balance before some illness or injury strikes.

As the poster says, Loving yourself i is what really helps you get back in balance.


Saturday, 10 October 2015

Tarot – Osho Card on Laziness



9 of Water: Laziness
This gentleman clearly thinks he's got it made. He sits in his big over-stuffed chair, wearing his sunglasses, shaded by his umbrella, with his pink slippers and his piña colada in his hand. He doesn't have the energy to get up and do anything because he thinks he's done it already. He hasn't yet turned to see the mirror cracking around him on his right, a sure sign that the place he thinks he's finally arrived at is about to shatter and dissolve before his very eyes.
The message this card brings is that this poolside resort is not your final destination. The journey isn't over yet, as that white bird flying into the vastness of the sky is trying to show. Your complacency might have arisen from a real sense of achievement, but now it's time to move on. No matter how fuzzy the slippers, how tasty the piña colada, there are skies upon skies still waiting to be explored.

   -from the OSHO ZEN TAROT deck




I was meditating and pulled this card for my focus for the meditation.  The card caused a flood of thoughts.  Some of the thoughts were quite funny! I am sharing only some of the thoughts.  (Chuckle)

  • People that work hard and become successful have to work hard to stay successful.  They cannot stop forever.
  • A week at the beach is my limit, then I need to do something.
  • Achieving brings about the need to achieve.
  • No one ever is completely safe.
  • If you are going to be lazy, the beach is a good place to go.
  • Success is a blessing.  Do not abuse it.
  • Change is a good rest.
  • A career is impossible if one is lazy.
  • The beach is a place of peace if you are by yourself.
  • We all want to have fun.

You can add your own comments to the list.



Friday, 9 October 2015

Angels Speak - Approve of Yourself


One of the lessons that has come up for me, several times this week, is that I seem to be my own worst critic.  I received this lesson in several ways:

1. I was worrying away that I had made a mistake in an interview, and re-running the conversation.  Suddenly, I heard the words, “Let it go!”  The words were strong and clear. 

2.  I completed a task.  Thought about it for a while, and then went back and redid parts of it.  While I was doing that, I heard, “How do you know it was wrong?  Why do you second guess yourself?”

3.  I was about to go down that path noted in point 2 again today when one of my friends sent me the poster with Louise Hay’s words on it.  I was so tickled at the persistence of my Angels and the Universe in  general, that I started to laugh. 

My plan for the weekend is to think of this poster every time I start down the path of self criticism.


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Angels Speak - Make the Best of Everything


Thanks to Judy Belmont for posting this poster.

I hear people complain about an event that has upset them.  The common phrase that follows is, “I had no choice.”

Choice is not limited.  It is our thinking that is limited.  We can choose anything because we have the free will to do so.


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Angels Speak - About Old Age



One of the discussions this weekend was on aging, and whether aging is changing. I think that our concepts of aging are changing.  It doesn’t matter if you are twenty-five or sixty-five. 

CBC did an interview with Canada’s oldest employee located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  This link to the story may change as CBC does change links over time.  What is noteworthy about this interview is the advice he gives for living a long, productive life.

Coincidence?  Perhaps.  Tricycle is featuring an article on what is taken away in aging and what is given.  You can check out the article at

The Angels say that aging is a transition much like what happens to plants that die off in the fall and are reborn in the spring.  Our Ancestors lived about half the age that we are now living.  They paved the way for this future filled with abundance and leisure time.



Monday, 5 October 2015

Angels Speak - On Complaining


The Angels say that when you are complaining, you do not have peace.  When you complain, you show that you blame someone else instead of taking responsibility.  When you are stuck in the rut of complain, then you do not have time to enjoy the other good things in your life. 

Move on.  Let it go.


Saturday, 3 October 2015

Recipe - Pumpkin Swirl Bread For A Fall Good Eat


Pumpkin Swirl Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


I have lots of frozen pumpkin from last year that I need to use up.  So I looked for an easy recipe to use up my stash of pumpkin and nuts.  I found this recipe on Taste of Home at  It is yummy!  Some of our family is allergic to cinnamon so I increased the amount of nutmeg and cloves. 

Try this and let me know how you like the recipe.



Pumpkin Swirl Bread

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling

MAKES: 48 servings

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • BREAD:
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Additional chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour three 8 x 4-in. loaf pans. In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and water until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, pie spice, soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture. Stir in walnuts, raisins and dates.
  3. Pour half of the batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly. Spoon filling over batter. Cover filling completely with remaining batter.
  4. Bake 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in bread portion comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Wrap in foil; refrigerate until serving.
  5. Just before serving, if desired, in a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bread; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 3 loaves (16 slices each).

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Angels Speak - Covered In Light


This picture shows the view of Lake Moraine from the spot where I was meditating. You can see how the light is pouring into the area and the mini rainbows that blessed my meditation.

Some of the thoughts that drifted in and out of my consciousness were:

  • Love is eternal and moves through many lifetimes. 
  • Regardless of the state of the world, kindness and selflessness (as opposed to selfishness) is growing and providing hope to those who feel lost.
  • Water is a precious resource that we need to keep pollution free.  As you can see, the water is pure and clear out to six or seven feet.
  • We are the Universe.


If you want to learn more about Moraine Lake, check out this link,