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The process works no matter the topic, even the immigrant children

I was asked today about the MECHANICS of changing thought and then a few friends got emotional over the TOPIC and shifted the convo away from the process. That’s exactly how we get derailed in the manifestion process. We let ourselves get distracted and derailed. Don’t let EMOTION of any TOPIC prevent you from remembering the PROCESS. The process of relieving a situation by removing your attention from it, by replacing the thoughts of it with thoughts of something else, something happier and more optimistic.

I’d posted on Facebook that one of my favorite quotes was “As hopeless as any situation feels it’s really only your thoughts that you are dealing with and you have the power to change those” by Louise Hay. FB friend Sharon asked, “What about the kids taken from their parents? How is that just a thought I am dealing with?”    Continue reading

Use pre-1982 copper pennies to keep algae out of the birdbath

I just scrubbed the algae out of the birdbath in the courtyard. I moved the birdbath a few months ago and it’s now more in the sun. I’m going to put pre-1982 pennies into the water to keep the algae at bay. I’d tossed pennies in before but it didn’t work. I used the wrong year pennies. When I researched it myself, I learned before 1982, pennies contained more copper. After 1982, they contain 95% zinc. I could also use a piece of copper tubing in the water. Copper is biostatic, which means that many types of algae, bacteria and fungi will not adhere to it or grow on it. Here’s my newly cleaned bird bath with the pre 1982 copper pennies in it.

RELATED: Will Copper Keep a Bird Bath Clean?

How do I get a Green Card?

I’ve been asked where to get the below info.

1. How to apply for US citizenship. To become a U.S. citizen, you must have had a Permanent Resident (Green) Card for at least five years. NOTE: You do NOT have to be a citizen to be legal. You must have a green card to be legal. See https://www.usa.gov/become-us-citizen

2. Green Cards and Permanent Residence in the U.S. See https://www.usa.gov/green-cards

3. Apply for a Green Card if you are eligible Form I-485 (see https://www.uscis.gov/i-485) – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS, including all supporting documents and fees.

4. How To Get a Green Card https://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/get-green-card
A Green Card holder (permanent resident) is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants a person a permanent resident card, commonly called a “Green Card.”

You can become a permanent resident several different ways. Most individuals are sponsored by a family member or employer in the United States. Other individuals may become permanent residents through refugee or asylee status or other humanitarian programs. In some cases, you may be eligible to file for yourself.

General Application Process
https://www.uscis.gov/greencard
The steps you must take to apply for a Green Card will vary depending on your individual situation. However, here is the general application process that most applicants will go through:

Someone usually must file an immigrant petition for you (often referred to as sponsoring or petitioning for you). In some cases, you may be eligible to file for yourself.

After USCIS approves the immigrant petition, and there is a visa available in your category, you file either a Green Card application with USCIS or a visa application with the U.S. Department of State.
You go to a biometrics appointment to provide fingerprints, photos, and a signature.

You go to an interview.

You receive a decision on your application.

The June 2018 Horizons is now online, here are the horoscopes

June 2018 Cover art is Fox Shaman by Katherine Skaggs

The June 2018 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/6-18-Issue.pdf  . The  flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/6-18/index.html.  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.  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:   Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.   

JUNE 2018 Horoscopes

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) Pay attention to nuances this month, Aries. A meaningful glance speaks volumes. You may have to brush up on your mind reading technique, but the effort pays off through improved relationships and more cash. Mars stays in Aquarius all month, and stations retrograde on June 26th. Mars, usually so brave and wild, hits a karmic wall as he joins the South Node. Stop, look, and listen. You want to get it right the first time.   Continue reading

2018 Mercury Retrograde Dates – what does it mean?

retrograde-meansThe 2018 Mercury retrogrades are all in fire signs this year. The retrograde in Aries may prompt childish behavior in those who don’t get their way, while Leo’s retrograde could lead to inflated egos and snobbery, even among the most humble. Mercury’s time spent in Sag will likely see spells of bad luck and grand, long-term plans going awry. The remedy? Take things slow. Act carefully and conscientiously.

When Mercury goes retrograde, that’s the time to slow down to notice changes you’d like to make, but you’ll wait to correct them after Mercury has gone direct.  During the retrograde, your time is best spent looking back in review – not looking forward. Astrologers say do not apply for a loan during this time, or interview for a new job.  Do not take a first date seriously. Do not begin a new partnership.  Hold off on romance.  Mates from the past may reappear, or perhaps just past relationship baggage will cloud your thought processes – and the new relationship.  Retrograde isn’t the time to break up or otherwise decide on a new direction in relationships. If you have to have “the talk,” hold off until Mercury goes direct.   Even if things have taken a turn for the worst, when Mercury goes direct, you could pick up where you left off.  That can be the good news and the bad news. Either way, it gives you the chance to make a clean break and smooth over the messy outburst neither of you intended 3 weeks ago. A retrograde is not the time to set a date or finalize any important plans, as they’ll likely end up needing redoing.  If you enter into contracts, make sure you read the fine print. This will save you much time and money later.

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My Mother was a Saint, Not all Mothers Are

Ok, so my Mother wasn’t a saint but she WAS a very fun loving and caring and playful best kind of mom there was. Not everyone is as lucky, as I discover in my reading practice as maybe 20 people a week tell me their mom story.  This is for them. Not everyone grew up with a loving mother/child experience. Some tiptoed thru the shadows, some had to raise themselves, protect their siblings from a mother who never anticipated how much loss of freedom motherhood would entail. They had no idea how much their life would change. They had no idea how ill-equiped they would be when it did and no idea how much it would feel like a prison sentence. Bless these mothers for doing what they felt they had to do to get thru what must have been a very difficult life. It made you stronger and taught you independence. Thank the Universe for showing you how powerful you were in overcoming such a mother/child experience with as much presence of mind as you have.

And for those who grew up with abusive mothers, and into whose care she’s fallen in her elder years, know this: Even as her seemingly selfish hateful comments continue even into dementia, she’s simply a troubled person who doesn’t understand the physical and mental changes she’s going thru and she’s afraid of death, if she’s even aware enough to know we’re all dying.

In the end, only kindness matters.

Rumors falsely accuse charity donation site of squatting and transporting illegals

Things are not always what they seem especially when you automatically assume the worst. I belong to a local Facebook neighborhood page that I jokingly call Neighbors Fighting with Neighbors because that’s what many comment threads de-volve into. Admin the other day posted this pic and said, Someone dropped off a trailer full of people on ___ and ___. seems they plan to live there, i know the people in that house got to be pissed lol”  What the what??   What followed were comments like maybe the trailer was filled full of illegals that they’re transporting to Miami Detention Center. Then everybody started fighting about why would they let that happen in our town, you can’t have dozens of people living in a trailer like that with a bunch of garbage strewn around. Everyone was encouraged to call the cops and call code enforcement every single day until they were gone. 

A local letter carrier piped-in and burst everyone’s bubble when she told them they own that land, they own the home next to it, law enforcement knows they are gathering donations for Haiti. There are piles lying on the ground as they sort the items donated. They are not soliciting donations, they are just using their property as a drop-off point. Which any one of those who posted 200-plus hateful and even racist comments could have found out if they drove over and asked or called law enforcement. FOLKS, don’t create drama where there is no drama. Don’t make shit up and repeat untruths that cause hardship for other people.

What kind of cruel childhood must he have had?

A friend posted about an anti-jew neo-nazi senate candidate and the comments were predictable. Rather than judge and shame him for dangerous and mean-spirited ignorance, my heart goes out thinking what kind of childhood he must have had, the physical and psychological abuse it takes to create a belief system like his. He is really struggling to make sense of his world. I pray for him and those like him with so much hate. You only experience hate if you’ve never known love.

The May 2018 Horizons is now online, here are the horoscopes

The May 2018 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/5-18-Issue.pdf  . The  flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/5-18/index.html.  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.  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:   Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.   

MAY 2018 Horoscopes

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) There are so many changes this month, and your sign sits at a pivotal place in the planetary lineup. Many of the changes are external, but with Chiron now in your sign, it’s a critical time to step into your own power as a healer and even an agent for change. And, it’s time to share your wisdom. Your words are important and will even have a life altering impact on someone this month.    Continue reading