Yearly Archives: 2013

MIT publishes virtually all of its course materials online for free

MIT publishes virtually all of its course materials online for free.  You can take hundreds of college courses completely free, in your own time. This is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology- one of the premier technical universities in the world – offering courses online because they want more people educated.  The list of courses is here  Something every one should know and use.  Please share this valuable resource with everyone you know.

The cries, the lies are simply ‘hitting the snooze button’ but it’s still part of awakening. Be happy for the awakening.

A friend wrote, “I made someone cry today and I feel kind of bad about it. Even though this person has been nothing but a snot to me since we met, but when I called them out on it today, they started crying. So what do I do with this?”  I wrote: “Do not feel bad. You told your truth with good intent. If they had such an emotional reaction to it, that was what they needed to break through a barrier they had. God chose you to be the instrument. It is an honor, do not feel bad, feel blessed and pray for their understanding. Understanding is what eases pain.” When people have an attitude with you, are hateful, lie and malign you, all they are doing is hitting the snooze button. They are not ready to wake up yet.  They are comfortable in their dream world. And you can’t let that concern you. Continue reading

Shannon Burnett is the most natural mother I know

Shannon May 2014A friend’s child expressed they wished their mom spent more time with them, she was always out overnight with friends. I wrote, “Staying home with a child and making them your priority in their growth years goes a long way in healing the world. You can learn to enjoy it if you give yourself the chance. I promise it is just as fulfilling as partying with pals.”  Shannon Gronich, wrote “Amen Andrea!! Very rewarding and nurturing too!!” Exactly what I would expect to hear from her, she’s a Mother Extraordinaire! I met Shannon in 1999-2000 and find her to be the most organic mother I know. She came to a job interview lunch with a nursing newborn and two year old in tow.   Wait, it gets better.   Continue reading

Give your kids the tools to live a productive life as an adult

A child tells his dad that their mom isn’t around overnight. Dad asks mom about it. Mom punishes kid for telling. Um, what was the kid supposed to do?  It’s not an easy thing to do, raising our next generation. If you fought for custody, then care for them. We’ve got children raising siblings because their custodial parent can’t get it together yet she needs the child support so she won’t relinquish custody. Staying home with a child and making them your priority in their growth years goes a long way in healing the world. You can learn to enjoy it if you give yourself the chance. I promise it is just as fulfilling as partying with pals. I know several dads who would love to raise their kids. Grandparents have legal rights in Florida and if they are happy to share in the child’s life, they should not be denied visitation because one parent doesn’t like them. It takes a village. That village resides OUTside the home. Get your home schooled children with other kids so they can socialize – please prepare them for life, please, or let them visit with a loving parent or grandparent who can.  Your children are not your toys and you are responsible for giving them the tools to live a productive life after you are gone.

Shannon Burnett, the most natural mother I know

My world in each moment reflects what is in me

owls full moon loveLast night, sitting on the east patio watching the full moon rise over the tree line, I felt bathed in gratitude for my life. I live in such a magical space and am thankful for the people I’ve attracted into it. Strolling down my street, half the neighbors have their Christmas lights up and the entire street is an enchanting scene.  The world I see at any given time always reflects what is in me.  My security lies in knowing I am in charge of that.

12 Little Known Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Life

karmaWhat is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it. This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning. A person may not escape the consequences of his actions, but he will suffer only if he himself has made the conditions ripe for his suffering. Ignorance of the law is no excuse whether the laws are man-made or universal. To stop being afraid and to start being empowered in the worlds of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about karmic laws.    Continue reading

Light will always find you, even in the spin

My Kassel anniversary clock

My Kassel clock

My Kassel anniversary clock gave me a lesson in Light this morning. A torsion pendulum clock, the wheel of 4 crystal balls at the base turns slowly, clockwise then counterclockwise. I keep the clock turned away from the bed when I sleep. When I sleep, I keep the room blacked out, even turning off the red night lamps.  Last night I kept being startled awake by a flash of light. I’d open my eyes and look around and see nothing but darkness. I’d lie back down and it would happen again. I ignored it awhile and meditated on the idea of flashing lights. Was it a signal, something I need to pay attention to, an area of life to be illuminated, what?  Then it came to me. In one particular position, I could see a reflection on the crystals at the base of the clock. Light from somewhere was hitting the base and it would shine out for a moment during the spin. I’d have to watch carefully through a lot of darkness but I would finally catch that glimpse of reflected light. It was faint but it was enough to wake me up. Continue reading