Monthly Archives: March 2013

“The Gate of the Year” a poem by Minnie Louise Haskins

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”  And he replied:  “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.   Continue reading

I once again forget I wear glasses and can see fine without them… until I remember I can’t

This happened again today. I’ve been taking Benadryl and Mucinex for 3 days so have been a little fuzzy headed.  I just walked into my office for the first time today and my eye glasses are hanging across the monitor. That’s no big deal but it means I drove to Melbourne and delivered mags without my glasses on this morning… sheesh the stuff we make ourselves believe.  I wrote at I get a great lesson in the power of my beliefs about eyeglasses:   I had a great lesson in the power of my beliefs this morning.

As usual on final layout week, I spend extra hours at the computer, creating and revising ads, opening mail, logging in payments, seeing who’s paid and who needs to pay, playing phone tag with a dozen new advertisers getting last minute details, making last minute adjustments to design and layout. So I work well into the night and get up early to begin again. And this morning was no different.  I woke up groggy, wishing I could have just a little more sleep, but excited about doing the final touches on the magazine. I note the time on the wall clock – 6:20 am – and sleepily make it into the office. I go over my To Do List and begin making my way down the list. I check email and get a final ad. I respond to a few emails.  I place the ad and am about to begin my Table of Contents when I notice my eyeglass case next to the keyboard in front of me. My eyeglass case. Empty, of course. Not because I have them on, but because they’re in the living room next to the couch where I slept last night. Hmmm, how can that be?  Continue reading

I don’t extend credit to my clients because it empowers them to find the resources to pay on time

I get about a dozen calls a week from companies wanting to handle my debt recovery. I have no business debt. An ad goes in when it’s paid for. A reading is paid for at time of service.  In 21 years I’ve only once had someone NOT pay.  And she still may, I don’t want to take score too soon.  I think paying up front keeps honest people honest and let’s them know that yes, they can come up with the money and not have to rely on credit or loan. It empowers them to have them pay on time.  I’m all about empowering my friends so they can have as happy a life as I have.

I caught my cold just in time, healthy eating helped

It’s midnight and I just came in from outside, where I sat watching that beautiful full moon drift across the sky.  It’s almost directly overhead right now.  I love following the cycles of the moon, it reminds me everything is a cycle and there is order to the Universe.  Although I’ve had a cold the past few days, I feel good. It’s almost like it’s happening to someone else and I get to watch it.  The generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Mucinex (guaifenesin) totally take the sniffles and cough away and catching up on sleep is awesome.  In June 2010 I wrote What I do when I forget what I know that I was five days into a giant head cold before I remembered what to take for it.  I lucked out this time.  I remembered and looked for my blog post about it and sure enough, same symptoms.  I caught it on the first day, and upped my vitamin C and D3.  I know one reason that colds don’t knock me down anymore is that my eating habits have changed.  Bread was my final frontier, the final starchy, processed food I stopped eating daily.  Now I have the occasional bread, pasta, rice crackers or canned soup maybe 2-3 times a month.  Otherwise nothing from a box or package. Mostly I eat vegetables, potatoes, chicken, fish or turkey.  I am convinced that the processed foods clog up the digestive system so it cannot do an efficient job of taking nutrients in from what I eat.  So when I eat lighter, if a head cold comes up, it has a cleaner system to move through so will be over with much quicker.  So far, so good.

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You are allowed to have your own story, just keep it truthful

Anytime you interact with someone, what you experience is not necessarily what the other experiences.   Unless you’re both good communicators, you don’t know that.  You are each allowed to tell your story as you see it.   You are allowed to tell what happened to you.  What happened to you is enough – you do not need to embellish the story or make it more than it was.  You also don’t have to take any sh*t for being brave enough to have your say, and to let others know they are not alone in having gone through the same experience.  The truth is its own defense. Stick to it. Otherwise it is slander. And before you allege slander, make sure what you’re doing isn’t barratry.


You may have been through it, but you never went beyond it

A Warrior of the Light notices that certain moments repeat themselves.  He often finds himself faced with the same problems and situations as before. He becomes depressed. He begins to think he is incapable of making progress in life, the difficult moments having returned.  ”I’ve already been through this”, he complains to his heart.  ”It is true, you have been through it”, replies the heart. “But you never went beyond it.” The warrior then understands that the repetition of experiences have one single purpose: to teach him that which he has not yet learned. He begins to seek out a new solution for each repeated struggle – until he finds a way of conquering. –Paulo Coelho

Domino wonders why she has no friends, I give her Harry Palmer’s Compassion Exercise

In a reading last night, Domino is having problems with her new man, complaining to her last man (whom she left for the new one) and surprised he’s full of “I told you so.”  Domino doesn’t take criticism well. I’ve known her about 10 years.  She’ll cut friends off when they call her on her stuff, she’ll refuse to discuss to resolve it.  She’ll move from person to person with the same behavior, ignoring the carnage she leaves behind her. She said “You’re the only friend I’ve got.”  I told her, “I’m not your friend.  I would not be friends with someone who would rather cut me off than have a simple, honest conversation about what any concern or conflict might be.”  I told her she lives in a small town and she’s running out of untested candidates.  Her best bet was to go deep inside herself and bring to mind, one at a time, each one she has alienated herself from.  Do the Hawaiian Forgivness Ho’oponopono Process  on them, apologize to them in your mind, tell them you are sorry for your part in the conflict, ask them to forgive you, thank them and tell them you love them.  And mean it.  Only ever wish for anyone else what you wish for yourself.  If she had a problem with any particular person, I told her to do Harry Palmer’s Compassion Exercise until she felt the change wthin her.  She said she’d try it.  Here’s the exercise:   Continue reading