Thursday, 22 March 2018

Angels Speak - On Being Humble


One of the challenges of being around people today is having to deal with people who have huge egos.  Through their ego, they believe that they are right all the time, that they know everything, including all the answers, and that we, the audience are just ignorant, and must listen to them.  Truly, it gets tiring!

We see the egos at work, in stores and restaurants, and sometimes in our family and friends.  When people are so egotistical and rude, it is really difficult to wish them "loving kindness".  Yet, the lesson for us is that those with egos are the ones that need loving kindness.  We can be humble and we can help others, quietly and lovingly, without the noise.

Many blessings.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Spring Equinox March 20 2018


This spring equinox is part of the beginning of the 19-Year cycle that started with the January 31 Full Moon and Eclipse.  It is a time of karmic changes that look at Love, Relationships with Others and with The Earth, and a time to look at our spiritual gifts.

I think that this prayer is an awesome prayer to offer up on this Equinox.

Earth, Teach Me!

Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.
--Ute Prayer

Many blessings.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Spirit Guides in Black and White - Penguin


This blog is in answer to several readers who have sent in questions about Penguin showing up in their dreams or during the day in a picture or on television.  And, this blog is a partial answer to why some guidance seems to be in black and white.


Penguins have been around for 30 to 40 million years as verified by the six foot fossils found. This makes Penguin one of the older spirit guides.

When Penguin first appears to you, do not be surprised if she bows. As well as looking formal in their black and white attire, Penguins have an intricate social pattern that includes bowing to one’s mate upon leaving and arriving in the nest, bowing to others as they move throughout the society. Bowing represents a tool for appeasement and to maintain social structure. Those who have Penguin as a guide are encouraged to become more polite and attentive to how the social structure around them is holding together. Perhaps you are being called to pay honor to your mate or to your friends. Perhaps you need to appease someone where you have been harsh with your words or actions. Penguin also moves in straight lines when they are gathered in groups and moves with orderliness and a sense of purpose. They are determined and focus. If you lack determination and focus, ask Penguin to assist you in strengthening these areas.

As Penguin has become smaller (see side bar about height of six feet) and more aquatic, its ability to see out of water has diminished. It sees best in the water. As water also represents emotion, then Penguin has the clarity to see through the emotion and get to the heart of the issue. Additionally, Penguin moves through the water with the style of an acrobat or ballerina. They may be awkward on land, but Penguin is graceful and fluid in the water, twisting and turning and shooting upward, achieving speeds of 25 miles per hour. Penguin then teaches about tuning to your inner rhythm, and how to move with speed through emotions, shortening the time you would otherwise spend there.

Pay attention to Penguin’s color. Black and white, ying and yang, magic and mystery! The whiteness of the Penguin represents the awakening spirit and the light of all that is – as does the whiteness where it resides. The black represents the unknown, the density, and the different dimensions. The balance in Penguin’s color shows you how to balance and merge the darkness and the light, and to move between worlds as the Penguin moves between the sea and the land – two different worlds. Feel honored that Penguin is your guide for your journey of magic and mystery is moving in a new direction.

Many blessings.

Ancestors Speak - A Personal Creed


A quiet place for reflection in Fish Creek Park - by Judith Hirst-Joyeux

(This blog is a reprint of an earlier blog from January 2009.  Enjoy!)

When one thinks of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, one thinks of valour, and of a creed of goodness or honour.  It will not surprise you to find that "Creed" means a "set of beliefs or guiding principles" (from the online dictionary).

History admires knights or anyone who seems to hold fast to principles of integrity and truth.  Why?  Because today, we no longer work with truth and integrity as part of our every day lives in business.  A popular sales tool is called "bait and switch".  The goal is to get the buyer interested in a mythological set of goods, and then actually sell the buyer something quite different.  Where is the integrity in that?  Corporations sell based on making money and producing revenue for shareholders. Shoddy workmanship, falsified lists of ingredients or list of parts, and mis-labelled packages are all part of the "game" to improve the bottom line.

With such examples in our every day lives, it almost seems impossible for an individual to avoid replicating the examples from the workplace.  Buddhists have the five precepts that they live by:

  • Abstain from destroying life
  • Abstain from stealing
  • Abstain from sexual misconduct
  • Abstain from lies
  • Abstain from intoxicating drinks

These five precepts are actually their creed for their way of life - a way of life that has been around since the first day of Buddha.  Many people find these precepts difficult to understand.

Shaman suggest that each of us create our own creed or way of life.  Therefore, when we violate our creed, we immediately "feel" the breach of trust with our self, and we react to repair the damage.

Here are some ideas for a personal creed.

  • I will be good to my body.
  • I will be truthful to myself and others.
  • I will treat all living things with respect.
  • I will honour the rights of all human beings to be the individuals they are with their own Sacred Points of View.
  • I will embrace my faith, and I will trust the Creator's divine guidance.
  • I will see all experiences in my life as ways to grow with lessons to learn.
  • I will strive to be my personal best without comparing my path to others.   (Suggestions from "DANCING THE DREAM" by Jamie Sams)

    Being good to your body means the right foods should be imageconsumed!  Picture from Microsoft Clip Art....

  • When each of these ideas is examined, one says, "Why wouldn't I follow these beliefs?"  The interesting answer is that often, in order to work at a job each day, one cannot have many of these beliefs because the beliefs at work conflict with the beliefs of the person.

    When one sits in Meditation and asks how to resolve the incongruity of the work place and the person, Angels may answer and simply tell the person to leave their job.  To work at something that does not treat humans with respect is not healing or loving.  When we have a creed of honour, we crave the feeling of Oneness with all things -much like the Shaman of old were seen to be filled with peace and a spirit that directly linked to the Heavens.

    The creed that our ancestors lived with was about being in balance, recognizing Nature/Mother Earth as the provider of all food and water and air - simply, the provider of everything.  Corporations with all of their material goods, do not provide everything that we need. Perhaps it is time for all of us to develop a creed.

    What would your creed be?

    Many blessings.

    Saturday, 10 March 2018

    Smudging Has Medical and Spiritual Benefits


    Anyone that starts on a spiritual practice learns about smudging with sage, juniper, lavender, palo santo wood, or with frankincense, myrrh, or any other number of products. Many incenses are also pure enough to be good smudging agents. Smudging is a way of clearing the energy or aura around one's self or around others to get rid of negative energy. Anecdotal evidence provides many reasons to keep smudging:

    • The feeling of being lighter or clearer
    • Feeling one can breath better
    • Feeling that the space that was cleared is less dense then areas that are not cleared

    However, there is now scientific evidence showing the benefits of smudging.  Because a remarkable 2007 study titled, "Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria," published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, we now know that smudging may be one of the most powerful antiseptic technologies ever discovered.

    Here is an excerpt from the article:

    We have observed that 1 hour treatment of medicinal smoke emanated by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs (havan sámagri=material used in oblation to fire all over India), on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24 hour in the closed room. Absence of pathogenic bacteria Corynebacterium urealyticum, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens, Enterobacter aerogenes (Klebsiella mobilis), Kocuria rosea, Pseudomonas syringae pv. persicae, Staphylococcus lentus, and Xanthomonas campestris pv. tardicrescens in the open room even after 30 days is indicative of the bactericidal potential of the medicinal smoke treatment. We have demonstrated that using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space."

    Not only did the burning of medicinal herbs clear aerial bacterial populations by 94% within one hour, but a full day later, the closed room was still effectively decontaminated. Even more amazing, a full month later, seven other pathogenic bacteria in the open room were still non-detectable.  There is evidence that smudging is more effective than Lysol type air purifiers. 

    Action Plan

    Go out and buy some sage, sweet grass, lavender, or any combination, and give your home a good cleansing.  Post a comment telling the rest of us how it worked for you.

    Many blessings.

    Wednesday, 7 March 2018

    Buddha Speaks - We need a Spiritual Life


    You may have heard the saying that you need something to believe in.  For some, this means that you need religion.  For others, it means that you need to believe in some guiding principles or creed, to help you live your life to its highest potential. 

    The spiritual life that we lead keeps us grounded when circumstances become dangerous, or filled with grief, or with uncertainty.  By having guiding principles such as the Buddhist Eight Precepts or Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements, or whatever belief system you have, we keep a light burning that keeps us on a path for our highest good.

    We can use our spirituality at work, play, or whenever we need it.  The big thing is that we need to remember to use it.

    Many blessings.

    Sunday, 4 March 2018

    Angels Speak - You Create Your Reality


    So often I hear people say, "Why is this happening to me?"  The short answer that no one wants to hear is "because you willed it".  By repeating thoughts, and by validating them by speaking out loud, both  positive or negative energies are created around us.  They attract the very circumstances that we may have been trying to avoid.

    The example that comes to mind is a lady who repeatedly said that she wanted to be the center of attention.  Within several years, she had incurable cancer that made her the center of attention of her family and doctors and nurses at the hospital and cancer treatment center.  Obviously, this was not the type of attention that she wanted.  Because she did not put any qualifications around the "dream or vision", the Universe provided the circumstances to grant her wish.

    The Angels tell us to be very careful with our thoughts and words for we may get exactly what we asked for.

    Many blessings.

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    Welcome March 2018

    imageThe season in the North is beginning to change from winter, with its snow and cold, to a milder, lighter time as March rolls in.  We equate March with the return of the sun and look forward to the equinox on March 20 this year.  We are anxious to smell the changes that come with the melting snow, and the rising rivers and rising sap in the trees. 

    It is a time to start clearing and cleaning out those things that we no longer need/use/want.  It can be physical things or spiritual things.

    It is a time for letting go.

    Many blessings.

    Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    Spirit Speaks -- The Hardest Lesson–Don't Take It Personally


    Have you ever wanted to slap someone because they were being quite rude, or even vile, to you or to others?  When a bully acts out, it is so difficult not to take it personally.  We don't need to.  It is their stuff, their issue, their problem, and not ours.  Yet often we get sucked into the drama.

    Today, let the drama go.

    Many blessings.

    Saturday, 24 February 2018

    Spirit Speaks -- Allow The Universe


    We move through space as we go about our daily activities on Planet Earth.  We already have an immediate connection with the Universe.  Yet, we do not realize the connection because we are so busy being isolated in our own ego.

    When we work in harmony with the Universe, a team like no other is created.  We can move through life and the routine with grace and ease.  We are kinder, laugh more, and recognize the fragility of life and the blessing we get when our soul has a chance to carry out its passion.

    We are now in that place where we can allow the magic of creating something new for ourselves.

    Many blessings.

    Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    Spirit Speaks -- What You Seek is Looking For You


    The wonderful thing about life is that it really is a long, long, vision quest.  As you search and seek (not hide and seek), you send out energy to the Universe, telling the Universe what you want.  The Universe responds to thoughts, words, and energy, and She does her best to send what you need back to you.  It's really a lot like little kids sending out letters to Santa, outlining their wishes for Christmas presents.

    When you receive what you have asked for, the cool phrase that describes the process is "manifesting".  You have manifested your desires.  What are the prerequisites?  That the wish is good for all and harms no one.  Therefore, you cannot wish for people to become ill or to die, or to be harmed.

    Many blessings.

    Spirit Speaks - What is Spirituality


    There are many definitions of spirituality.  Often, I think, different words are part of the meaning of spirituality.  Words like:

    • Universe
    • Light
    • Service
    • Harmony
    • Compassion
    • Letting go
    • Connectedness to all things

    Spirituality is not religion.  It is the relationship with all things, and the support that one gives to all things.

    Many blessings.

    Sunday, 18 February 2018

    Spirit Speaks -- Do Your Thing

    imageIt is really difficult to be your own person if people ridicule you by saying things like "you're weird", or, "you are a freak".  People do not like to see you happy or plugged in to doing your own thing. Why? Because it frightens them that you may be doing something better or greater than what they are doing. 

    To maintain our peace, we must learn to say the hard things to those who try to criticize and "you should" us.  The hard things are sayings like "your way is not my way.  Leave me alone."

    Today, decide what you would like to do to be doing "your thing".

    Many blessings.

    Thursday, 15 February 2018

    Spirit Speaks - Wisdom Comes


    When I am asked, "How can I get back into balance with my life?", my answer is, "Go to Nature".

    Yes, it really is that simple. Yet, most people seem to want a long, difficult method of rebalancing.  I think it is because, over time, we have learned to believe that everything is complicated and that we need to go through a lot of steps to get to the end goal.  After all, that is what work is.

    Being in balance is a natural state, so, it seems to me, that the best place to balance is in Nature.  It doesn't matter what the season is; it only matters that you go out into nature willingly and with an open mind.

    My best drive home from work is one where I have time to look at the trees along the river and, if I am lucky, I see the Eagle guarding the river bank.  The sight of the river, trees, Eagle, and what ever else shows up brings me firmly into the present moment so that all that has been floating in my mind clears away.  I feel refreshed.

    Many blessings.

    Monday, 12 February 2018

    Spirit Speaks - Have a Vision


    The interesting thing about a vision is that so many people tell you that it has to be long term and very big.  Really though, all you need to do is have small, easy to accomplish visions that help you to move through your day, and, eventually, you find that you have moved quite a bit in your life.

    Let me give you an example. Suppose you plan a birthday party or retirement party.  You need to see what the end result should look like, in your mind.  Then, you take the pieces of that vision, and break them down into the smaller steps like – catering – and then smaller steps about how to get the best caterer.  You can go back to your vision and see what the food looked like.  Then, you make sure that the food order supports that vision.  You can do the same thing with decorations – what do they look like?  Then find them or find a close match to the vision.

    Today, try the visioning process to see where it takes you.

    Many blessings.

    Friday, 9 February 2018

    Spirit Speaks - Just Let Your Light Shine


    When someone asks you what your purpose is, tell them that it is to hold the light, and shine in the darkness.  While they may think that you are goofy or weird, you are really telling them the truth.  All of us just need to be beacons of light in the denseness. 

    Many blessings.

    Wednesday, 7 February 2018

    What Do You Need To Know?


    How do you approach troublesome problems with people or with situations that seem to re-occur in your life?  Do you view them as bad people and bad luck? Or, do you ask, "What can I learn from this person or from this situation?"

    I read a quote that said, "Our eyes are in the front of our head and not in the back because we need always to look forwards, not backwards". While I think that quote is mostly true, I believe that we sometimes need to stop and take stock of what has been happening to us to see if we can see a pattern. 

    When we observe a pattern, then we are beginning to have an insight into our life.  For example, is there a situation where a friend has dumped us as a friend, several times in the last three years?  That is a pattern that shows there is an issue of some sort.  One can say that the problem is theirs.  Yet, we are learning that what happens around us and to us is a reflection of us.  So, the issue is also ours.  Now comes the fun part of figuring out the issue and owning it to resolve it.

    Today, take a look at some ongoing issues that you have had over time.  How will you resolve them?

    Many blessings.

    Monday, 5 February 2018

    Nature - About Stillness


    This is a time of great changes, and the stillness is calling to some people.  It is in stillness that we quiet enough to hear the sounds in the silence.  When the sound of traffic, building exhaust fans, and hordes of people talking on their cell phones, disappears – then we reach that place where we can touch the energy of Mother Nature.  Plants, streams, wind in the trees, birds, and insects weave the energy of source.  We feel like we are brushed with a slice of restoring energy.  The stress falls away.  We feel our shoulders and our chest fall open with relief.  We feel grace move into our bodies and we are grateful.

    Many blessings.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018

    Never Give Up On A Dream


    If you wonder what your passion is, the quote above tells you so well – it is what you cannot stop thinking about.  It is what you dream about and doodle on pages about.  It is the thing that over powers everything else in your life.

    For some people, it is cooking and recipes and food.  For others, it is carving or sewing or showing dogs or, whatever.  The passion is what makes life so much fun. 

    Today, pay attention to what you think about and see if you can discover what your passion is.

    Many blessings

    Thursday, 1 February 2018

    February 1, 2018


    February – a time of snow and cold and tempting, warm weather from the chinook winds.. it is a time of change.  The birds are beginning to be more active.  The rabbits are beginning to race around the bushes and dance on the snow.  They can feel the change in the weather.

    With confidence, we all begin thinking of warmer weather and sunnier days.  Those of us with vacation time are taking trips to hot, sunny places, preferably with sandy beaches. 

    February is the "shaking off the winter" time.  We become energized and we plan things.  We become more active. We become alive.

    Many blessings.

    Monday, 29 January 2018

    The Power of Patience


    The Power of Patience

    A Long time ago, there was a son who was extraordinarily respectful to his father. On his deathbed the father said: “My son, you honored me in my life time and now you must honor me after my death. I command you, if you should ever be overcome by anger you should hold back your angry until the next morning.

    After his father’s death, the son was forced to embark on a prolonged journey, which took him to distant lands for tens of years. Unbeknownst to him, the wife he left behind was expecting his child.

    After his years of absence, the husband returned home unannounced, hoping to joyously surprise his wife. But as he approached his bedchamber he saw his wife embracing a handsome young man, a stranger. The husband became fiercely jealous and reached for his dagger - when he suddenly remembered the pledge he made to his father: He must hold back his rage overnight.

    The next day he was shocked to discover that the young man in his wife’s embrace was none other than his own son, the child that his wife had borne during his long absence. The man was thus saved from tragically slaughtering his own family.

    Source: “A Letter for the Ages” Mesorah Publications 1989

    The greatest remedy for anger is delay. –Seneca

    Saturday, 27 January 2018

    Recipe– Ham and Potato Soup


    Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

    Prep Time: 20 Min Cook Time: 25 Min Ready In: 5 Min 8 Servings


    3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes

    1/3 cup diced celery

    1/3 cup finely chopped onion

    3/4 cup diced cooked ham

    3 1/4 cups water

    2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

    1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

    1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste

    5 tablespoons butter

    5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

    2 cups milk


    Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

    Thursday, 25 January 2018

    Energy–Thinking about the Circle


    Today, as you move about the tasks that you need to perform, think about the ways that you move/work/plan in a circle.  How does it feel?

    Many blessings.

    Tuesday, 23 January 2018

    Energy - Taking Things Too Personally


    Everyday, I see people that do not know how to deal with other people's opinions.  They see it as criticism or being put down.  These folks have never learned to separate coaching, criticism, and negative comments.  Everything is take personally.  They over react.  It makes them difficult to deal with and difficult to have as an employee.

    As a generalization, this trait is dominant in people who are only children. Perhaps it is because they didn't have to share and get along with others, and there fore did not develop a "thicker skin" along the way. And yes, there are exceptions.  Remember, this is a generalization. 

    It takes a lot of time, kindness, trust, and willingness to change to alter the behavior.  Once the change is made, the individual seems to go on to achieve goals and to grow in abundance. 

    Many blessings.

    Sunday, 21 January 2018

    Energy - Caution Signs


    We are all used to traffic lights that have a green for go, red for stop, and yellow for caution.  What if we took all the good, practical sayings and put them in yellow, like caution signs?  Would we pay more attention to them?

    Would it make a difference how we see and hear things like….?

    • If I'm not back in five minutes, just wait longer…
    • You are not your past.  You are free.  For you are, this instant, how you choose to be.
    • Things take time.  So just be patient.
    • Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
    • Anger is only one letter short of Danger.
    • The bridge you burn now may be the one you have to cross later.
    • Troubles, like babies, grow large by nursing.
    • The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
    • Your time is limited so don't waste it on living someone else's life.

    Most of us do not have caution or yield lights in our life. We barrel ahead based on an adrenaline rush or the red haze of anger.  (Just think for a minute about the red… which means – stop.) And we get ourselves into trouble. 

    Today, be mindful of the yellow caution signs, and stop for the red light.

    Many blessings.

    Friday, 19 January 2018

    Energy - Believing in Self


    It really is true that you have to believe in yourself or no one else will.  Self belief is wrapped around self confidence, being grateful all the time, feeling love for others and for yourself, being positive, and having a soul full of "I believe in me!".

    There is a great deal of negative energy floating around that wants us to believe that we cannot complete tasks or achieve any goals without the help of some guru or coach or mentor.  While it is true that some people find it easier to achieve with that sort of help, they also find it easier to blame someone else if things go awry. 

    Today, sit down and have a talk with yourself.  Talk about how you believe in you, and what you can do. 

    Many blessings.

    Wednesday, 17 January 2018

    Energy - Pain In Your Body


    I banged my knee on the corner of the bed when I was making it.  It bloody hurt, because I punctured the skin on the corner of the post.  Within fifteen minutes, I banged my head on the corner of the kitchen cupboards.  I never do that.  I couldn't figure out what happened.  The last straw was stubbing my toe on the step as I was going upstairs.  It hurt, and I never stub my toe, either.

    What is going on?? I kept asking myself what was happening and what I was supposed to learn.  And then I got it!  I was not being mindful.  I was not paying attention to what I was doing.  Instead, I was allowing my mind to wander, and to distract me from the task at hand.  I am all attention, now.

    Many blessings.

    Monday, 15 January 2018

    Energy - Be Positive

    imageEvery time that we start over, we need to learn to be positive again.  It is a difficult thing – to learn to be positive.  We have years of ingrained training inside us to please others, to fear change, to deny our gifts, and to over think everything.

    When we begin a new part of our life, we need to please our self and to push for change.  We need change to break out of our rut.  We can stop looking at the past because it is in the rearview mirror, and we do not need to care about it.  Ignore the comments, "Look what happened to…".

    As we begin, we need to find ways to build ourselves up.  It is a new way of thinking for us.  It is a time to for us to look at our gifts and strengths, and use them. 

    Many blessings.

    Saturday, 13 January 2018

    Energy - Stretching


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    Stretching For Energy

    Have you ever watched a cat or a dog after they have awakened from a deep sleep, or even from a nap? The first thing they do is to stretch. And, it is not just a little stretch, it is a front paw, open jaw yawn, gut arranging, to the back paw stretch. The stretch energizes the muscles as fresh oxygen rushes through the blood and muscles. How may of us take time to stretch like this in the morning?

    Do give yourself permission to stretch for energy and health each morning and when you need a break during the day. Start with your toes and stretch them wide apart. Stretch your calves, knees, and thighs. Stretch your abdomen and hips by sucking your gut in and out with a deep inhale and exhale. Stretch your ribs and stomach by arching backwards and extending your arms over your head and backwards. Then tilt your head back and yawn. The first couple of times that you stretch really hard, you may hear tendons creak, and you might even see stars! This is a good indicator that you really need this regular stretch. Think about adding stretching to your New Year’s resolutions.

    Many blessings.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018

    Energy - Beyond Abundance


    Are you caught up in the battle to earn a living doing a job you don’t particularly like? Are you feeling slightly desperate trying to ensure that you have enough money for your family? Are you wondering whether your job is “good enough” to provide the income you need? Well, you are not alone in this feeling. Millions of people across North America get out of bed each morning and travel to work at something that they dislike. Because they are not happy, the effect cascades through their lives and the lives of their family. Just like the water in the Cascading Falls wears down the rock over time, the spirit is eroded by the feeling of futility and depression.

    Why do so many people fall into the trap of living in a fashion that may earn them money but leaves them feeling unfulfilled? Most people are unaware that there is anything in life beyond satisfying the safety and security issues. They have not heard that there is tremendous abundance in the universe and that this abundance is available to all. For examples of abundance, look into nature. A tree produces more than just one leaf or one piece of fruit. Most vegetables produce more than one pod or bean or ear. The idea behind producing this abundance is that there is some to reproduce with and keep growing and there is some to give away. This is nature’s way of showing what is beyond abundance – that is, GENEROSITY.

    When one fulfills what is needed to be happy and comfortable, when a person feels like they have excess - that is the time to show one’s abundance by giving to others. Have you noticed that even the people deemed the richest in the world give away a good portion of their wealth? Bill Gates, Oprah, Bono to name a few. Even Warren Buffet, the second richest man in the world, according to Forbes Magazine, gave his wealth to Bill Gate’s Foundation because he believed in the good work that the Gates’ were doing. When people are generous, it restores their spirit if they do it from the heart. When they do it because they want the accolades and want to be noticed, the act becomes part of the quest for security, and continues the erosion of the integrity.

    People who seem to make lots of money, but don’t share it or share some of it grudgingly, do not seem to find the same peace as those who give generously. It does seem that one of the major differences between the “have” nations and the “have-not” nations is the degree that the wealthy of the country, on a per capita basis, donate to charitable causes or to where the help is needed. The have-not countries do not contribute back, but keep pulling the wealth from the land and the people, and from organizations that move in to try and help improve the overall situation. It seems that where activities out of integrity have been happening for a long time, the earth is rising up and taking back its generosity. Some recent examples are the Tsunami in 2004 and various earthquakes, floods and volcanoes in many third world countries. Time is a constrained resource and yet in the prosperous nations, people are willing to donate their time - that is to volunteer, for various activities from fund raising to working for free (planting trees in reforestation efforts, Habitat For Humanity, coaching, church fundraisers, delivering baskets to those families that need them, to name a few activities). Nations that do not have the wealth also do not have the same level of volunteerism. One could argue that they have a much harder time simply living. However, there does seem to be a correlation between how well people look after others through volunteerism and those that simply look after themselves.

    The main point is that by recognizing that abundance already exists, and spreading that abundance through generosity, all people become part of the activity of making abundance. This abundance then circles back to all in the form of more abundance. The circle represents spiritual realms in sacred geometry. Therefore, when one goes beyond abundance, into generosity, one does the work of spirit. And, that is as it should be. And, it is.

    (Article reprinted, by permission of the author, from Angels and Ancestors Magazine Volume 1 Issue 4 January 28 2007)

    Many Blessings.

    Sunday, 7 January 2018

    Energy - Job This Year

    Everyone seems to wonder what their purpose or job is – the purpose of their life.  I think that it changes from time to time, depending on what is going on in the world.  I hear mystics talking about all the things that need to be done this year to change the tide of negative energy.
    I think that the number one job this year for all of us is to keep our cool and to bring peace and calm to where ever we are.  Calmness inspires others.  It gives one an identity.  It brings healing to anger and aggression.  With calmness, we can show kindness and positivity.  It is a chance to change our environment.
    If we each change our environment, then eventually, the environments will link together to form a net of calmness and peace.
    Many blessings.

    Friday, 5 January 2018

    Energy - Do What You Were Going To Do


    This is the start of a new year.  You have had dreams and ideas about how to change your life.  This is a beginning.  It is a great time to make changes.  Sometimes, before we can move on to something different, we have to learn to let go of what we have.  We don't have to do it in one big stroke of letting go.  We can do it in small, baby steps. 

    Learning to live life to the fullest is the biggest change most of us will make this year.  We know that we can achieve anything.  The Archangels and Angels have told us so.  The rest is up to us.  We can ask for help along the way, but, we do need to let go of our ego. 

    So when someone offers you a bunch of "free" advice, smile, agree, and move on!

    Many blessings.

    Wednesday, 3 January 2018

    Energy - Smiling


    The Angels say that smiling was a gift given to humanity to help them change their emotional thermometer.  It seems when the Earth was dark and the vibration very low, humans, such as they were, gave off an angry, aggressive vibration.

    For mankind to progress, the Angels say, the humans needed to be able to raise their vibration to pull in the small rays of light that were beaming to Earth.  The Angels pondered the problem.  They tried to give humans games, songs, and other activities to raise their spirits.  Nothing worked. 

    The Angels took their problem out to the Universe and asked what might change the humans so that they were not so angry and aggressive.  The Universe, in turn, pondered the problem, and determined that a physiological solution was required.  The Universe realized that the humans needed to have some kind of self worth and needed to feel tranquility, and perhaps contentment.  Further, the humans needed to be able to express that they were not angry or feeling like fighting. 

    The Universe decided on some physiological adjustments to the human DNA.  One of the mechanics placed in the DNA was the ability to change the face muscles to shift upward to show a relaxed countenance.  And, the Universe shifted the DNA to include some emotion and self awareness.  Over several generations, humans began to smile to show that they were content and happy with themselves and with each other.

    Many blessings.

    Monday, 1 January 2018

    Happy New Year 2018


    I wish one and all a very happy and prosperous 2018! 

    I thank all of you who have followed my blog since its inception in 2006. And thank you to each of you who took the time to send me emails or phone me to encourage me to keep going.  We are all a team.

    This year, I believe we will see more big changes in life around the world.  We will all experience roller-coaster-like emotional swings as wonderful things and tragedies occur.  We will each need to be able to ground and center and find that ability to be the observer and not get caught up in the drama. It is a tall order.

    Remember to reach out to friends and family for help when you need it. 

    Many blessings.