This is a transcript of the vid at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKJImnk-gzQ
Matthew McConaughey, more than a pretty face. Spoiler, the good stuff is at the end but you won’t get it unless you hear it all. Knowing who we ARE is hard. It’s hard. Give yourself a break. ELIMINATE who you are NOT first, and you’ll find yourself where you need to be.
“I’m gonna talk to you about some things that I’ve learned in my journey. Most from experience some of them I heard in passing. Many of them I’m still practicing, but all of them I do believe are true. Life is not easy. It is not. Don’t try to make it that way. Life’s not fair, it never was, it isn’t now and it won’t ever be. Do not fall into the trap, the entitlement trap, of feeling like you’re a victim. You are not. Get over it and get on with it.
A friend asked in a Facebook group, “Can you confidently and openly call your friends out on their toxic behavior? Or are you afraid they will take it wrong and you would prefer not hurt them?” I said “We call each other out on our stuff, and are glad when they do the same for us.” He responded, “Man, I wish guys shared this mentality.”
I said, “The ones who can’t and don’t didn’t recognize or target any role models for it. Their dads weren’t taught that, nor their dad’s dads. It was a harder life then so the rules were diff. Doesn’t make it right but leaves them without tools to build “real” friendships. Hanging out and partying is fun to a point, then as friends slip away into other relationships and other priorities, so many guys are left alone with insufficient communication skills, which makes them lead lives that could be much happier if they’d practiced that skill all along.
Primitive methods help us understand the future
On the loss of cursive writing and analog clocks, a Facebook friend remarked “Life moves forward and it’s no big deal. We no longer use sun dials.” It actually is a HUGE deal when we lose analytical skills that are easy to teach. Those skills teach us to extrapolate correct answers to complex questions. They help us understand increments and how one thing ties to another, how things are “related.” All our societal woes can be tied to not understanding how everything is related. There are entire generations who were not taught to analyze data so they can’t spot or decipher clues, they mistake historical references and fight wars over it, not knowing they don’t understand.
Hello and welcome to the March 2021 edition of Horizons Magazine. Spring has definitely sprung, As the oaks over my property get their leaves back, the jungle is returning! In October when they finished building the house next door, it took away many oaks and pines that shielded my property from view. Suddenly partially exposed, I planted 30+ loquat saplings and 40+ turks’ cap bushes just inside the property line and they are all coming up. Sweet!
In October I also began growing vegetables and herbs from seed: The bush beans, collards, kale and lemongrass are in the ground and I’ve been harvesting every few days. On the kitchen windowsill, I harvest daily from the celery, romaine and scallions I grew from grocery scraps. Parsley from seed is taking off in the hanging pots outside. I love parsley.
The mag is now online at March 2021 Horizons
WE DECIDED TO MIX IT UP FOR 2021. We get a lot of questions, so beginning this month, we’ve added two new monthly Q & A’s: Crone’s Council and Ask Delphine. Email them your questions and see them answered here. Jim Egan is letting me run his series on How to Recognize Magical Beings. “Magic is easy!,” Jim says and I agree, “Just change your perspective, and poof, the whole world has been transformed.” Sharron Britton of High Springs Emporium will each month give the magical and healing properties of rocks and minerals. Debra Strasser lists the Celebrations of the Ancestors in many traditions and religions around the world and also shares tips on Gardening The Medicine Way with planting diagrams this month! She’s my go-to chick for intel on veg and herbal medicinals. What these writers all have in common are they look at the world in a little different way than most, so they see the magic and potential and balance in it all. And because that’s what they’re looking for, they find it. Here are the horoscopes:
Hello and welcome to the February 2021 edition of Horizons Magazine. Friends are glad for the new administration. For me the last 4 years went quickly. Once it was clear at the first press conference that he wasn’t telling the truth, I stopping listening. Period. I know friends in the military with kids who received benefit from his policies. It didn’t affect me either way. Covid 19 affected me and that was mishandled but otherwise, despite the horrors that I know otherwise occurred, I was unaffected as a result of the policies of the last 4 years. Yes, some I knew had immigration fears but that wasn’t me personally.
I lost “friends” in the last 4 years, not due to difference of politics, but due to them becoming so rabidly mean and hateful on Facebook, name calling, mocking those they opposed. But it’s not fun to be around folks like that anyway so it’s no real loss. I’m all about keeping it real and keeping it fun. Continue reading
The February 2021 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/2-21/mobile/index.html. Here are the horoscopes:
Aries – (March 19 – April 18)
A powerful light is shed on your projects and your social circle! Until the 18th, the Sun in Aquarius puts a spotlight on your relationship sector, if you had projects in mind, it’s a good time to launch them! Your friends could help you, unless an association is created to promote its emergence? Your financial sector comes to life under the energies of Mars in Taurus this month, joining Uranus, undisputed master of the unexpected, you will be active and enterprising to increase or protect your assets. Your socio-professional destiny is being modified, let go of what no longer serves you. 19th to 28th, the Sun in Pisces invites you to a salutary introspection.
Going thru old files page by page looking for a legal doc that might be mis-filed, I’m reminded that my husband and father in law fell prey to many investment scams. Lee died in 96, Dad lived just 3 miles from me. I invited him to live with me after I stopped by one day after getting no answer. The rule was he would “call me each day to make sure I was ok.” He said he heard the phone ring but he was doing the daily mail so he didn’t answer.
Um, he’s 84, what kind of “daily mail” was he doing? I asked if I could help him and he had me sit at the dining table. It was covered with dozens of scam mail (this was 1999) solicitations and he spent much of each day filling them out and sending them in. That and attending “business lunches” which were those free restaurant meals for seniors who sit thru the investment opp presentation. The rest of every day was watching news and Jerry Springer, then more news. He came to live with me in 99. I asked if he could help me feed the squirrels each day. Continue reading
WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2021 HORIZONS. Here’s to hindsight being 2020. The big changes of 2020 forced me to make big changes in my own life. At first, when the pandemic arrived and the income tanked, I didn’t think, “Oh phooey, what am I gonna do now?” only because I’d learned to have a Plans B, C, and D-Z ready to go. Still, change is hard. With one income stream halted, it also halted a lot of expenses and freed up time. I didn’t take long to debate, “should I wait this out or jump on Plan B right away?” I knew that if I could begin doing mundane daily chores and look at them as spiritual practice, in awhile my thoughts would clear, leaving room for guidance and new ideas.
“Show me a way,” I asked, “Make me notice opportunities where I‘ll find meaningful and fun and satisfying work.” I can’t ask that, tho, unless I’m prepared to do my part: look at everything that comes after that request as part of the puzzle piece of the answer.
The January 2021 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/1-21/mobile/index.html.
Here are the horoscopes.
Aries – (March 19 – April 18)
A beautiful energy energizes you until the 6th, enough to meet professional challenges that are waiting for you under the powerful effect of the cluster in Capricorn Sun until the 19th, Mercury until the 8th and Pluto all month long.
Your finances occupy your mind, Mars, your planet, tumbles in Taurus from the 7th to the 31st and comes to awaken your interest for your money especially that which is related to your profession. From the 20th, there is room for your projects, your friends and your desire for expansion! Your nature should appreciate these energies resolutely turned towards the future. Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius boost the first decan by offering a beautiful anchoring and a superb evolution! Neptune still titillates your intimate life, second decan, a desire for introspection? This month foreshadows challenges and a long-term vision. Continue reading