Monday, 31 October 2016

All Hallows Eve October 31 2016


All Hallow's Eve is the night before All Saints Day.  Over the years, the name has been shortened to Hallowe'en (from Hallow Even).

In Northern Europe, Samhain starts on October 31 and ends on November 1. This was the time of the season designated to honor the bountiful harvest, and to ask for a kind winter.  It was also a time to honor the Ancestors' spirits for helping to create the abundance in the family.

Since the celebration started on the 31st by our current calendar, this is the time that the Ancestor Spirits started to come into this plane.  Since some spirits can come in with ANGER because of what the family has done, or by what was done to them, we have the tradition of creepy, scary spirits.  Where the family has treated the Ancestors with COMPASSION, love, and where they have communicated with the Ancestors with prayers and offerings, the spirits come in as benevolent.

The idea of scary faces on pumpkins was to scare off the spirits that were roaming the Earth that were not related to you, and who may do harm. 

Tonight is a good night to remember the Ancestors with kindness and honor them.


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Spirit Animal - Mountain Sheep


The Mountain Sheep move through the fresh snow, looking for food.  The mountain air is chilly and the temperature is dropping.

Mountain Sheep says that their life is a lesson for all beings.

  • Stay strong and fit so that you can manage the challenges that come at you as we sheep need to manage in the mountains.
  • Keep your diet simple so that it is always easy to find food to eat.  The higher the altitude, the less food is available. 
  • As your vibration changes, eat accordingly.  Do not eat what others eat, for it can make you ill.
  • Stay with your herd for there is safety in the community.  Alone you will be hunted and will fall.


Friday, 28 October 2016

Angels Speak - The Task of Creating


Creating is something that we all do everyday.  However, we do not think about it very much.  When we cook ourselves and our family a breakfast, we are creating.  When we move through the day, we are creating.  We are creating our life.

If free will did not exist, we would not be able to create with love and abandonment.  We would not be able to bring in new colours, thoughts, feelings, into what we do every day. 

For many, the act of creating something is a form of meditation.  The act takes you outside of yesterday and tomorrow and puts you right in the present.  In this space, you are connected to all that is, including deep love that runs through the Universe.  This love that is has no judgements; it is unconditional.  It gives us the space to do our life purpose of creating our life.

We are responsible for our life.


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Buddha Speaks - Start Your Day With Mindfulness Meditation



One of the tools that we can use to get us through a tough day at work is meditation.  I was lucky to find a very simple mindfulness meditation site, noted below, at Wiley Press Dummies' site.

I know that many of you will not click to go to another site because of fear of viruses or other stealth bots.  So, I have put the entire meditation below.

How to Start Your Workday with Mindfulness Meditation

Here’s a meditation you can do at your desk or workstation to help begin the day right. (Of course, if you can do a little mindfulness meditation before you leave home, you can get a jump on handling your stress.) Hold off on checking your emails or consulting your to-do list. Instead, set aside five minutes or so to ground yourself in the present moment and tune into your sensations.

  1. Begin by closing your eyes and taking three or four deep breaths through your nose.
    Inhale deeply, and allow the exhalation to be as long as your body naturally wants it to be.
  2. Rest your attention on the coming and going of your breath.
    Let go of controlling your breathing and allow it to settle into a natural rhythm. Be aware of the sensations at your nostrils as you inhale and exhale. Alternatively, you can notice the sensations of the rising and falling of your chest and belly as you breathe. If you find it helpful, you can say the words inhale and exhale silently to yourself with each in-breath and out-breath.
  3. As thoughts and feelings wash over you, keep coming back to the breath.
    Despite what you may have read or heard, meditation is not about trying to stop your thoughts and feelings, but about allowing your thoughts (and feelings) to come and go without getting lost in them — and, when you do find that you’re lost, coming back to the breath.
  4. If possible, notice which thoughts keep recurring and which thoughts are the most stressful and upsetting.
    Again, no need to stop the thoughts. Just notice, and allow plenty of space for them to pass through without judgment or resistance. Practice noticing thoughts and coming back to the breath for five minutes or as long as you like.
  5. Deliberately turn your attention to your most pressing concerns at work.
    After you’ve spent some time noticing thoughts and being aware of your breath, you can experiment with welcoming the thoughts, plans, ideas, and feelings that cause you the most stress at work. Play the edge between getting caught up in them and stepping back from them and returning to your breath. Notice whether they lose some of their stressful charge.
  6. Let go of your meditation and turn your attention to the job at hand.
    Notice whether you feel any different than you ordinarily do at the start of the workday. Are you more centered? Do you feel more spacious and less contracted? When you find your head filling with stressful thoughts again, you can pause and be aware of your breathing for a cycle or two. Or you can set an alarm that goes off every hour to remind yourself to return to your breath.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Nature Speaks - About Patience


What do we know of patience?  Well, as humans, not much.  We are impatient creatures.   We want everything now.  We want everyone to move as fast as we do, or faster.  We do not want to creep along like a snail or a tortoise.  We want to gallop like the horse and jet like the eagle.

The definition of patience is "the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset" according to Google Search.  Nature tolerates droughts, pestilence, floods, freezing, snow, interference by man, and setbacks from animals.  Then, everything carries on.

Patience, then, is accepting, instead of expecting.


Friday, 21 October 2016

Nature Speaks - Take Time To Enjoy


Nature gives us so many beautiful moments.  Many of these moments go unnoticed.  We have become so driven to "do" that we are not remembering how to "be". 

The greatest gift of Nature is teaching us how to be – to be ourselves with out changing anything to please others or to conform to someone's idea of rightness, beauty, goodness, etc.

Nature does not live in the past.  Nature is always in the present.  This is why specific moments of beauty are unique, and will not be repeated.  Yes, an event may be similar.

What is a lovely moment?  It will be different for all of us.  Here is a short list of what different people consider a lovely moment.

  • New leaves unfurling in the spring
  • The birth of a baby animal or bird
  • Northern lights
  • Sunrise in the mountains
  • The sun sparkling on a river
  • The inflow of waves from the ocean
  • A bird singing in a tree
  • Seeing a butterfly on a flower
  • Watching wild flowers sway in the wind
  • Seeing leaves turn from green to gold


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Angels Speak - A Life Lesson


The Angels tell us that we spend too much time in the past reviewing a sequence of events and either mourning what happened or trying to rework the event into a different ending.

The Angels tell us that by doing re-runs of our life, we are limiting what can happen in the future.  We play the movie so often that it becomes encoded in our cells and thus becomes a limiting belief.

The Angels tell us that we can learn from simple stories such as the one above, and that they have been created for us to learn from.  Although people often dismiss stories, our Ancestors always used stories for teaching.


Monday, 17 October 2016

Angels Speak - Futility


Futility means pointlessness or uselessness.  And yet, we keep trying to move through each day with grace.

What one sees as a useless action  actually does have a point for the person doing the action.  The action keeps us focused and occupied.  It provides a time of strengthening.  The act is repetitious and gives us some aspect of control through the action.  Life is funny that way.


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Spirit Animal - Kingfisher's View


The Kingfisher is a master at his work – fishing.  He shares what it is like to be a master.

  • To be a master means to do the same thing over and over and over without tiring of it
  • Repetition makes the impossible possible because your body responds without thought
  • Technique is meant to be refined constantly.  No situation is ever exactly the same.  Similar, perhaps, but not the same.
  • Remember to stay humble


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Buddha Speaks - Serenity


One of the teachings of Buddha talks about is how to be accepting of life.

Desiring to change is okay, but longing for change actually hinders our growth. An important aspect of developing acceptance is learning to avoid craving. Craving is when we long for something, and unfortunately craving can make us very unhappy. One common form of craving is to crave experiencing something different from our current experience. This longing actually creates an unhealthy form of dissatisfaction with what we’re currently experiencing since the flip-side of craving is aversion. -

So, we long for change, we work to change, and in doing so, we hinder our ability to change.  What a paradox!

Each day, being grateful for what you have and loving what you have brings acceptance.


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Angels Speak - Quiet Time


The Angels tell us that we all need quiet time.  If LIFE is wearing you out, it is a sign, that it is time, for some peace and quiet. 

Our Ancestors did not have the level of noise in their lives that we do now.  By noise, I refer to the hum of electricity, the noise of your fridge, clock, washer/dryer, oven, microwave, radio, TV, phone, computer, or any gadget that shares your space.  Outside, we have traffic noises, plane noises, train noises, and the hum of people.

We are charged with electromagnetic fields which bombard us all the time.  We are constantly wired without realizing it.

Space, air, and quiet help to diminish the noise that permeates our lives.  We are not really sure what absolute silence sounds like.

Find time to find quiet.


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Watch the Animation–The Present


Sometimes a film clip will catch you by surprise, and change your view of the world from the simple act of watching it.

The animation, "The Present" is a wonderfully clever movie that explains more about self worth than any thing that I have seen.

You can watch the movie on YouTube, at the link below.  CTRL and Click and you will pop over to YouTube.

Remember, YouTube links often change over time so at some point, this link may become obsolete.


Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!


The Angels tell us that we have much to be grateful for this year.  Yes, jobs are not plentiful, and there are political issues.  Yet, we have many things that other countries lack… a big thing is that we have peace.

This year, at your dinner, please ask for peace for everyone.


Friday, 7 October 2016

Angels Speak - One Good Quality


Our teachers surround us every day – parents, siblings, friends, co-workers, children, bosses, team members, and the public.  A teacher may teach without being in a formal setting.

The Angels tell us to listen carefully to what others say to us.  When one of your characteristics is being praised, do not discount it.  Learn from it.  Bless it.  Expand it.  You have the qualities that are unique to you.

When you focus on the good, not the bad, a new harmony is created in your energy.  People like to be around you.  Some of the qualities that give us the capacity to grow are Compassion, Forgiveness, Humbleness, Helpfulness, and Kindness. 


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Angels Speak - Remember to Laugh


The Angels tell us that there are waves of depression and anxiety rolling around the world to different groups of people.  Usually, the waves are part of a natural disaster or part of a man made conflict.  It may be the tiniest disagreement to the largest ongoing war.  Regardless of the size of the conflict, it feeds the despair.

The Angels tell us that when we feel that wave of depression or despair that we need to think of something good in our lives—something that makes us smile or laugh.  Perhaps it is a family thing, an old joke, an old memory of laughing time with a group of friends, or, anything that you can visualize or remember that made you laugh.  In that memory, inside yourself, is your ability to heal yourself from the despair.


Monday, 3 October 2016

Angels Speak - Rest is Important


The discussion came up at work about whether you really need eight hours of sleep at night.  Or, whether you need more or less.  When we took a survey of ten people, one need about six hours, one needed ten hours, and the rest came in at around seven hours.  Funnily enough, all agreed that they constantly felt tired.

The Angels tell us that sleep is very important to our physical body because it is during sleep that we do the most of our cell regeneration.  Yes, we constantly regenerate.  During the day, however, we do not have the same uninterrupted flow of energy to dedicate to healing unless we purposefully stop whatever else we are doing, and spend healing time.

The Angels say that sleep is important to our mental body because when we are at rest/sleeping, our mind is able to categorize our experiences of the day.  If people are sleep deprived, they cannot categorize their experiences and will have hallucinations or breaks with reality. 

And finally, The Angels say that sleep is important for our emotional body.  Our emotional body is indicator of who you really are at the core.  Some people put on masks or facades to protect who they are.  Deprive them of sleep and their natural good nature or angry nature, or what ever nature will come to the surface. 

Starting today, plan out your sleep. 


Saturday, 1 October 2016

October 1 2016


October 1 signifies that in Canada, winter is just around the corner and that snow will be here very soon.  This year, the snow is already ski ready in the Lake Louise area. 

Snow reminds us that this is a time of sleeping for most of Nature.  It reminds us to finish clearing out the flower beds and the garden, and prepare for next spring.  It is a time when many of us sign up for courses because we are also preparing ourselves for the next spring when we hope to undertake changes in our life style or in our careers.

October then, is about planning.  It is not about making hard and fast rules.  It is about thinking about the choices that you wish to make, and putting those choices in to action.