Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision.
Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.
Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
Canadians: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.
Americans: This is the aircraft carrier uss lincoln, the second largest ship in the united states’ atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand that you change your course 15 degrees north–i say again, that’s one five degrees north–or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
Andrea de Michaelis: A perfect example of knowing you have the higher vision and see the bigger picture, and that you don’t have to bully anyone into believing it. You just know it and tell them what you know and let them do what they will with the info.
A friend asked how I track my blog stats and followers and my answer is “I don’t.” I know the stats are listed somewhere at the site, but I don’t think I really care about that stuff. I care about typing whatever I feel like typing about, and that’s it. That’s how selfish I am.
I wrote at Father’s Day, He Can’t See His Kids that several dads I knew were tripping with children that their exes would not let them see. At Dearest Dad, one father received this note from his daughter: Thanks, dad, for everything you did while I was little. Y’know, until last year when you decided to leave in the middle of the night like a coward and make our lives pure hell. I enjoy getting these random greetings from you on facebook every now and then when you tell me how much you love me. They’re great. But they mean nothing. And now, so do you. Happy father’s day. Hope you enjoy the rest of them alone, because I’m done celebrating you. You’re not a coward if you chose to finally drag yourself out of hell and live. It takes courage, especially when ‘they’ refuse for the millionth time to step into that better place with you. Continue reading
The final straw?
Some think it’s a shame when a family splits and some also know it’s often for the better. The shame is when a good person has to leave a situation with a psychologically unbalanced and physically, emotionally abusive spouse who goes out of their way to make their partner’s life hell. In Domino’s case, the shame is when there’s a child involved who knows nothing of her mother’s actions, threats and behavior, nor the secret drug use tied to it. The shame is when the father doesn’t have the time and money to get everyone into counselling and instead does his best to make family life seem normal to the child until she’s old enough to be on her own. Continue reading
Today was an odd Father’s Day for sure. For the past 20 years, I’ve been used to working almost every holiday, because that’s when some of my clients are alone, have the time and most want the appointment. My own dad died on Father’s Day, but I know we survive in consciousness after the change called death, so it’s not a sad day for me. For others, it can be a day that is difficult to get through, as is Easter and Christmas and Thanksgiving. I typically have a half dozen readings scheduled and that’s how my day is spent. Happily spent, I might add, since I enjoy my work. I enjoy interacting with everyone and I learn from them as well. I learn about myself as I learn about them. This Father’s Day I spent relaxing at home, cooking some good food, napping, hanging with the Roomi. What I learned about myself is that well, I miss working on a day that I know a lot of emotion is in the air, a day I’m used to being available for friends to chat it out if they want to. Old habits die hard, huh? Hmmm, do workaholics ever really retire?
I Google search dozens of times a day. I just learned I can benefit my friend Terri Mermis’ foundation by signing up here and using their WEB SEARCH toolbar. Children need love and guidance to be successful. Exchange Club Yellow Umbrella provides programs for that. By signing up, you help the cause. When you install the tool bar, it may look like it’s only for shopping. It’s not. it just takes a moment to find the WEB search feature the the right of the toolbar and use it for searches.
After sign up, you’ll get email instructions to install the iGive button. It’s easy. You have to do it within 3 days to benefit the charity. I did it as soon as I got it. It’s easy. After installing, you’ll click on the iGive button on the toolbar, then iGive Store List, then WEB, then begin your search. A couple of extra steps, but for a good cause ?
Wow, this is much easier than I thought at first. And neat, I can check the stats, it says I’ve earned for the cause $5 for bonus and 14c thru searching in just a few days. A free and easy way to help a friend with her good cause. Sign up with us?
A strange passion is moving in my head. My heart has become a bird which searches in the sky. Every part of me goes in different directions. Is it really so that the One I love is everywhere? ~ Rumi
I posted “A Lightworker’s Creed” on Facebook and Roomi shared it and got this response from a Christian friend: “Looks NEW AGE TO ME.” I responded: “With all due respect, how about instead of labeling it, read the words and consider the content. I don’t understand what offends you about it, other than the label YOU put on it: It reads, “I learn so that others may also learn, I transform so that others may transform, I lighten my load so that others may change theirs, I learn to see so that others may also see, I forgave myself so that I may help others to forgive, I love myself so that I can bring out love in others. I live to give comfort, I live to shine loving light onto others, I live to heal, I live to give hope, I live for truth, I live to love.” I understand the fanatics have made some people avoid anything “new age,” just as the fanatics have turned so many off to anything labelled “christian.” When we are so quick to label something rather than try to understand it, we do ourselves a disservice. If those exact words were printed in any version of the bible, the self proclaimed Christians would have no problem with it. John 10:16, Jesus said “Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I bring and they also hear my voice.”
Anything I ever write is simply my belief and my opinion, and doesn’t mean this is how it is across the board. It’s just me telling my what my experience has been. That’s all I ever talk about, what MY experience has been. I’m never preaching to anyone that “this is how it is.”
Know when it's time to lay it down
Uh oh, Roomi is ruffling the feathers of his former flock and they’re giving him holy heck. I told him “If anyone is upset by what you write, it is because God is allowing their buttons to be pushed. He has his reasons to use you as a conduit. A conduit allows conveyance or free passage from one place to another. It is not one way. Free passage allows movement and movement allows growth. God permits all that happens to happen as it does for a designed purpose. And if we’re always in the midst of God’s will, how can we not rejoice?”