Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Importance of Envisioning Yourself 5 Minutes After You’ve Died

When you karate chop a board in half, you don’t target the board, you target BEYOND the board. When we practice striking BEYOND the board, it trains us to see past the perceived physical limitation. When we train ourselves to see BEYOND our physical death – even five minutes beyond — it demystifies it and shows us it’s nothing to fear. Wait, how do you practice seeing yourself BEYOND the body??  We train ourselves to see beyond the physical body by practicing exercises such as these two:   Continue reading

Astrology Days of the Week — How to make the most of them

SATURDAY IS SATURN’S DAY – a day to direct our attention toward routine chores and personal responsibilities, a good day for furthering our ambitions through perseverance, patience, responsible action, and a sense of purpose. Ask yourself some questions: How are you doing? Are you consciously heading in the direction you want to be going?

Saturday is a good day for rest and relaxation, forming goals, and for giving and receiving recognition. It’s a day to formulate new beginnings, new projects and ideas. What’s next for you?    Continue reading

The May 2017 Horizons is now online and here are the Horoscopes

The May 2017 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/5-17-Issue.pdf.  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.

Maya White
Maya White

Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, read here http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/  Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes:

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) May is a decidedly frisky season for you. With Venus in your sign ALL month and Uranus having been in Aries for oh so long –this is your opportunity for fun. Make this one a no-holds-barred month to remember. Entertain the goddess Venus in style by taking her to the beach or for long walks in nature. And, she loves good food, too. Money comes easy too; it’s your time enjoy life!   Continue reading

What I’m Trained In and Why I Write

Andrea de Michaelis

A friend and I were talking about healing modalities and I shared with her the About  Andrea link on my blog, which talks about what courses of study and healing modalities I’ve been involved with through the years. Here’s an excerpt. “Transcendental Meditation, yoga, est, the Dale Carnegie course, primal scream therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, rebirthing, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Silva Mind Control, Biomagnetics, Therapeutic Touch, Pranic Healing, Reiki.
I write in Horizons Magazine and in this blog because my life has been a series of continual upgrades since I began my journey of spiritual awakening and personal growth, and I want everyone to have free access to what I know. I want everyone to know that the life they are living now is just a fragment of what it can be, if they want more.  And that you don’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars for workshops and books and crystals and wind chimes and training and certification for ascension and acceleration and internet products in order to reach a higher potential. You are capable of far more than you ever dreamed and there is an internal compass that guides you in every moment by the emotions you are feeling in response to the thoughts you are thinking. You have more choices available right now than you ever thought possible.”

Are you getting a sign you belong elsewhere?

Are you getting a sign that there is something you are more suited for? (No, I’m not trying to sell you anything.) Does your market/ clients/ dollars await you elsewhere? My experience is if it’s what you are supposed to do, it will be easy, it will flow, things will line up, the money will be there, the opportunities will be there, the right people will show up at the right time. Resistance always has meaning. Rejection is protection. It simply means there is something you are more suited for and your market, your clients, your recognition awaits you elsewhere.

Don’t fret if one income stream slows down

The Universe is waiting to delight you. You’ve just got to get into the vibe of allowing it. It won’t matter if one stream of income is slowing down because something else will come along to replace it. The only reason it hasn’t so far is because your belief and expectation are not there yet. If you’re not noticing opportunity, you’re simply focusing more than half the time on observing how things are not going so well. By changing your focus, you talk yourself into a new way of thinking and that is what changes your world. 

If one income stream slows down, be on the lookout for opportunity

No yellow jackets yet

Here I have the zapper positioned above the yellow jacket nest but I saw very few yellow jackets. Last night I lowered it down so it’s about 8 inches above the nest. I saw one yellow jacket walking around outside two sundowns ago. This morning I just saw one crawl out of the hole in the ground so I guess that is their nest. I turned the zapper on and went back out to watch and he was just walking along the palmetto fronds about a foot away from it, did not seem interested in the light at all. I I raked away some of the ground debris, carefully and cautiously so as not to disturb any other hidden nests. I enjoy doing yard work when it’s in the fifties and sixties and seventies with low humidity.

Prayers for a sweet friend, death is not the end

Prayers for a sweet friend just taken off life support. Hard as it is, get used to death. When you understand it, you stop considering death a loss. God would not stop a caterpillar from becoming a butterfly, an acorn from growing into an oak, nor a tadpole from becoming a frog. That’s simply dropping one body and acquiring another. Would we keep a toddler in kindergarden or a 6th grader in elementary school? No, we let them graduate to the next phase in the process, so they can continue to learn and grow and become more of what they are meant to be. That’s all death is: going from one form to another. We survive in consciousness after the change called death of this physical body. Grief is work but it doesn’t have to be grim. When you check out of your physical body, your work is able to take on a new dimension.

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I get more done when I pretend I’m 2 people

In honor of administrative assistant’s day, I’m giving mine the afternoon off. Well, ok, so I am my own assistant but it helps if I pretend I’m 2 people. When the magazine editor delegates the administrative work to the assistant, that clears the editor’s desk to focus on the mag. When the assistant’s work piles up, I sit at her desk and do that job. Being self-employed and working alone, I sometimes have to employ tricks to keep myself motivated. I said I wasn’t going to do it again but I just set up a computer in the living room, this one for tarot and astrology. I try to share space in the magazine office but that doesn’t work well for me. It’s too easy to let myself be distracted. I work more inspired when I have dedicated workspaces.

Meditation twice a day breaks the cycle of busywork

Everyone will have the May Horizons this week. It seems I’m always waiting for somewhere to open so I can take care of business. By noon I’ve put in an 8 hour day. I like jumping into work as soon as I wake up. That’s when I have my most energy and am most successful at multitasking.  Because as a reformed type A personality, it’s all about how much can I get done all at one time, right? Is that because that’s how I measure success or is it simply that I justify all the staying in motion as something that needs to be done in order to move forward? I do feel the need to stay in motion and move forward although I’ll be the first to admit I spend a whole lot of time coasting.  But my brain and body have grown so accustomed to being busy that it’s the default program. That’s why I meditate twice a day, to remind myself I am more than this body, I am more than the thoughts that come out of this brain. So twice a day I have the opportunity to see whether I’m doing busy work or if I’m actually doing something that needs to be done.  Work? Play? I don’t always make the right decision. But twice a day I give myself a reminder and the opportunity. My mind is always subject to change upon evolution of consciousness.

RELATED: My meditation process and links