Today we celebrate overcoming being hung up, rolling the stone away and rise anew into the emergence of our Sacred Self. We forgive ourselves and each other. When forgiveness takes place, we enter into that holy space to accept healing, love, and joy. Healing takes place when we forgive and heal everything from our past, leaving no stone unturned, no person passed over. We become healers when we have healed our own past, and made peace with all persons. That makes us a very powerful force in this world. This Easter I am grateful of this reminder. I liken it to forgiving everyone everything before coming to the altar to pray. It’s powerful stuff and it’s the stuff true unconditional Love is made of. Only Love is real. Everything else is illusion. Adding to the confusion.
Easter 2012: ”Out of the ashes is a new beginning. A time to realign, and take your authentic self and walk in harmony with your integrity. Apollo 11, the rocket that landed on the moon in 1969, was only on course 3% of the time. The other 97 % of the time, they were trying to get it on course! Did you know that? So, go easy on yourself and remember that, when you look at yourself in the mirror.” Fred Migliore, FM Odyssey http://www.fmodyssey.com
In response to a post about memories of childhood abuse, a friend wrote on Facebook “I can create hell with my mind. In that way I may open the gates of heaven or the gates of hell.” It is not always easy to turn off the echoes of the past. But to stay happy, we must stop re-running thoughts of past tortures. We must find replacement thoughts so we can intentionally pivot our mind to happier thoughts when the less happy memories surface. That means go through your thought bank and take note of every happy thing ever, and write them down and keep them at hand. When the tortured thoughts come up, read your notes and your happy thoughts. That will move you into a different vibrational resonance, and from there you will attract a different experience. In the meantime, have compassion for whoever cannot so easily achieve that under the circumstances they have unintentionally attracted to themselves, especially if it is you.
The sun wakes me up as it shines into my east window. To keep my room dark, I draw the blinds. That creates a mirror effect on the window from the outside. Lately, the cardinals have been perching on the security bars and pecking at the window. A lot. Finally yesterday I went outside to see if I could see what they saw, to figure out why they were suddenly doing what they were doing. I looked. I saw. I had caused it. My behavior had caused them to change their behavior. I did not like their new behavior. Their new behavior could not change unless I made a change in what I did to cause the situation. The morning sun was now reflecting back the garden scene I’d newly created in the new patio area, with plants, lattice and bamboo bones. My fix was to put a sheet of bamboo fencing in between the security bars and the window. It worked like a charm. This was a good reminder to stay mindful of what I do, since it affects others, too. To make sure what I am reflecting out into the world is what I intend.
Performing a factory reset using hardware buttons: If you can’t turn HTC One V on or access settings, you can still perform a factory reset by using the hardware buttons on HTC One V.
1. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then press and hold the POWER button.
2. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the POWER and VOLUME DOWN buttons.
3. Press VOLUME DOWN to select FACTORY RESET, and then press the POWER button.
Factory reset will permanently delete all your data and customized settings, and will remove any applications you’ve downloaded and installed. Be sure to back up any data and files you want to keep before you do a factory reset. My phone saves my info to the sim card.
Performing a factory reset from settings
1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Storage > Factory data reset.
3. Tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.
Then go into your Settings and sync all your accounts like this:
Accounts & Sync
+ to add an account
Add each account you want to sync
Note to me: I will need to re-set up on the phone again my AOL, GMail and FB, so don’t do a reset unless I have those passwords in front of me
This world is like a mountain. Your Echo depends on you. If you scream good things, the world will give it back. If you scream bad things, the world will give it back. Even if someone says badly about you, speak well about him. Change Your Heart to change the World. ~ Shams Tabrizi
Bypassing more traditional ideas of Good Friday, I take note of where personal issues stop me from living through my indwelling Christ Mind. What happened between the time of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection? I imagine that there was a sense of loss, suffering, stillness and waiting. This Good Friday, I will sit to contemplate as the loving expression of the Divine, to be present to this loss, to hold space for healing, and to shine the Eternal Light of hope. I willingly release my own self-judgment and doubt, as I prepare myself for the emergence of the Sacred Self.
Don’t worry about losing your way. If you do, pain will remind you to find your path again. Joy will let you know when you are back on it. ~ Martha Beck
I wrote yesterday that my oldest and dearest childhood friend Wally Smith had passed. We had crushes on each other since elementary school. We never dated but were the best of buds. His friendship outlasted all boyfriends and husbands. I did not expect this loss to make me feel that lighting has struck half of me away. I’ve never felt that before. I’ve been widowed three times but each relationship was less than three years and all in my 20′s – 30′s. Not enough time to get deeply enmeshed. But Wally I’ve known since I was 7. Grief is a new emotion to observe. Feeling I’ve lost something is a new emotion to observe. Today I will spend time going into my emotion and learn from it whatever it has to teach me. “The cycle of grief has its own timetable. Until that cycle is honored and completed we are moving along life’s path with an anchor down.” — Ann Linnea, Deep Water Passage
My childhood friend, Wally (Walter Clarence Smith) was born September 2, 1952 in Hialeah, FL. He and his family lived down the street from us during our childhood years. We were the best of friends. We attended school together from elementary through graduation at Hialeah High in 1970. We kept in touch as we grew older and moved away from our hometown. Our last visit was just a month ago at his home. He passed away on March 12, 2013. He is survived by his loving sister, my dear, beloved friend Linda Smith. Always one to chose his own destiny, it was Wally’s choice when to drop his earthly robes for his final walk. You’ll be missed, my brother. There will never be another like you. We’ll meet again.
The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrains…..
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains
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