Learning something new…

For whatever reason, I’ve been called to my computer, logged into this account and am searching for the words to say.  Usually when I am called to the computer to write, the words are pretty much already there.  One of the things I have found about blogging is that it is extremely therapeutic…and I get answers from what I write.

Before I had first-hand experience with the spiritual, I was a professional picture framer.  I loved my job and I was good at it.  When I first got started, I was self taught, and a bit young.  I would not tell someone I didn’t know how to do what they wanted me to do for them, but about 3 days before the project would be due, I would dream about how to do it, and viola!  I would be able to do the job perfectly!  This happened to me MANY times, during the first of my career.  After a while, the Great Spirit had trained my brain, while I was asleep, to just think in that way, and I never had a problem.  It was amazing, really!

Picture framing was all I knew, as I had done it for 20 years, literally my entire adult life.  My husband, who was in the music business (for an  independent label), had delved into the world of alternative media, and desperately wanted to try his hand at producing a radio program.  A producer’s spot came open with one of the shows he listened to and he took the job.  That meant leaving the comfort of our friends and family, and a job I had done all my life, and moving to an unknown town and situation…we prayed about it first, and got our sign…so we went.

The experience was humbling for me.  I had to find a new job.  The town was very small and there was a frame shop in it, but it was not busy enough to warrant hiring someone, even with the skill level I possessed.  So, I started looking elsewhere.  I applied at grocery stores, banks, even Wal-mart, but no job.  Up to then, I had never applied for a job and not been offered it…NEVER!  I was in a weird place.

One day, I was driving around looking for places, looking for that “sign,” just talking to Our Creator about my job hunt…Not complaining, mind you, just talking, and I drove past the prettiest nursery I had ever seen…and it had a HUGE sign, “NOW HIRING.”  I had ZERO experience with plants at that point…Really less than zero…sure, I had a few and sure I planted stuff in the spring, but if it died, I hadn’t a clue…if it lived, I hadn’t a clue…I drove past it thinking, “Gosh, I wish I had experience with that!  It looks like such a beautiful place!”  I am one of those people who talks to myself, too…and I talked to myself, and to Our Creator, the whole drive home, not even bothering to stop and apply, as I had NO skills.  Yet, I could not escape the thought of the place.  The “conversations” on the drive home were very enlightening!  Don’t ever let anyone tell you this is no way to accomplish something!

I pulled into my driveway…walked inside, didn’t even put my keys down, turned right back around, walked back to my car, got in it and drove back.  I applied for the job…and got it, to my amazement!  THE best job I have ever had, in my life…and a turning point, as well.  It was this job that brought me to alternative medicine.  It was this job that opened another world of “stuff” to learn and do…And, it was THIS JOB that connected me on an even deeper spiritual level with the Divine within me.

I have moved on, but I find myself looking back on that time with very fond memories and also planning a future that will include a nursery of my own some day.

The conversations I had with myself and God?  Well, those are a bit different, you see.

With myself, I talked about the opportunity of just having a job, and how it would not hurt me to at least try for it.  After all, not everyone who gets into something new knows all about it at first.  After all, that sign I had asked for could not have been any bigger!  So what would it hurt to at least apply?  All that could happen was I wouldn’t get the job.

With The Divine, it was something to the affect of, “God, now you know I am willing to try anything, but this?  Really? You do understand I have LESS THAN NO experience, right!?!”  and God answered back, “Yep, this, really.  Just do it.  I wouldn’t give you something that you couldn’t do.  I am with you always, and would steer you wrong…Just do it!”

My Spirit came alive doing that job…and that life, and Spirit, grow stronger and stronger with every passing day.  Different opportunities and different learning experiences come along, both professionally and spiritually.  I have met some of my dearest friends by taking this path…and I would not trade one minute of it for anything in this world…

Let’s “Plug In”

It has been my experience from all the research I have done and all the “playing around” that our human bodies are most definitely electric.  I can sense energy surge and rescind.  I can feel the energy in an electrical storm…and during sessions where more than one of us is using Reiki, the power is unbelievable and my body craves it.

Many would tell us that we are “possessed” or evil or satanic for believing in such energy.  It’s not possible.  Many also believe what Jesus did in the Bible was a form of energy medicine, and yet when you talk about it in the main stream, people look at you like you are wacky…Yet, Jesus said of all the miracles and things he did that we would be able to do that and more, if only we believed.

I spent much of my younger life in church, as most from the Bible Belt do.  I learned a lot, including that if the church doesn’t understand something, they suppress it or call it evil…of the devil…

The bible also tells us that we are all brothers and sisters and that, in the end, we will be one people.  We know the Universe is alive and it, also, is electric.  What is static electricity?  Just one example, I know, but what about the “radiation” from the sun?  What about the moon’s effect on the tides?  There is power in our Universe.

The Field, by Lynn McTaggart, tells use there is an energy field all around us.  In fact, scientists still have no true idea where our memories are kept.  Also, another thing that we know works is prayer, a positively charge series of thoughts sent out into the universe to “find” and help the one we are praying for.  You also know that you do not have to even be in the same place as the person you are sending the positive energy.  Those of us who practice positive thought, or prayer, know the power of it.  BUT…what is the current it follows?  It would have to be the “Field” around us…The Universe!

So, how do we “use it?”  My suggestion is for us to simply quit denying what many of “feel” and just plug in!  As a very wise Native American man said…think it, say it, do it…It’s basically the same thing as what is in “The Secret.”  Just remember, you do get back what you sow…so…do what you do in peace, harmony and love…Just think what we could accomplish if all of us came together for the better of all mankind in peace, harmony and love!

Only you can answer that…So…What do you want to accomplish?  Have true faith in who you are and…Think about it, say it and then get busy!

It’s Time

Walkinturle had a surprise guest on her radio program tonight.  A fellow called in to talk with her as she covered for another host.  The programs on her station are very informative and usually cover either politics or current events.  During the second hour of the program, tonight’s surprise show took a turn for the Spiritual.  When the caller suggested she contact a Native American living in Canada, the show took a deep spiritual turn.  Our Creator works in mysteriously wonderful ways.

Walkinturtle is very spiritual anyway…in fact, she is amazing.  She was not supposed to be on the radio tonight, but when the regular host did not show up (she suspects that him being from Ireland and it was St Patrick’s Day may have had something to do with that!) she had to take over the program.  Can’t have dead air in radio!

She and her surprise guests, Hugh, talked about all of us living in a truly humane way, that we are all connected and if we would just live in harmony, help each other when one needs help, and love each other, despite our difference, how much better a place Earth would be. Walkinturtle said we need to get back to and learn the old ways.  (She has always said that, wise woman that she is!)

At the suggestion of Hugh, Walkinturtle phoned Mr Whitehorse Standing, ans he took things a bit deeper.  I can hear many a mainstream church-goer gasping right about now.  To the surprise of Walkinturtle and her listeners, who had tuned in to hear a program on political issues, Mr Whitehorse Standing spoke of all of us as Spiritual beings, energy.  Our energy is thought, word, deed…think it, speak it, do it.  Some of us have heard something similar, but not put quite this poignantly.  Mr Whitehorse Standing is an Elder…He went on to say that everything was created in Love and in complete harmony and holism…and that We were one with Creator and Creator was one with us.

He spoke of many other things before his short time was up, but he agreed to come back to speak more truth and teach more of the old ways.  It was a truly amazing hour.  And it is about time someone said these things.  It is time to return to the old ways.  Respecting one another, helping our neighbors, having a sense of community and pride.  Taking care of each other.  In fact, it is way past time!

May we realize, before it is too late, that we are all, indeed, connected, that we are one with Our Creator and that each of us deserves the respect and love of all.  That it is better to strive for and live in peace.  That we are, and can be, a blessing to ourselves, each other and this planet.  Our purpose awaits…so what are we waiting for?

 

 

Another day…another dollar…

A man I worked for many years ago used to say that at the end of a rough day.  If he said it once, he said it a thousand times.  He is optimistic and quite a nice fellow.  No matter what happens, he has a good attitude and he does his best.  He has been through some stuff, too…he was in World War II, his youngest son was murdered at a young age, he built a couple of businesses up from nothing, was very successful, and had a reputation for fairness that was unmatched.  In short, he is one of my heroes.

He semi-retired, at age 86, only to start something new…making violins…from scratch…yes, that’s what I said!  They are beautiful and he makes every single piece.  He is a pattern-maker by trade, you see.  The last time I heard, he had made 25…One of which was played by Charlie Daniels and another by Doug Kershaw.

In short, J Fred Lytle is amazing.  He was married for about 68 years, has 8 children, and I am not sure how many grands and great grands…last I heard on the great grands there were 25, but I do believe there has been at least one more since then.  He is now 93 years and still going…

My parents, also my heroes, are retired (although they are not the age of Fred), as well…and they, like Fred, never stop.  I have heard my mom and dad say they have no idea how they found time to work, they are so busy now.   My parents took up woodworking, as well as card making and other neat new projects, as well as gardening and keeping up with a 7-acre place in the country, which they have always done.  They love to travel, but they do things a bit differently…They LOVE to camp.  So…when my parents, both artists in their own right, and both photographers, decided to take their extended vacation to Alaska., they did it the only way one could possibly expect of them…they drove and camped…yes, the WHOLE way!

They have traveled the US over, but never to Alaska or Hawaii.  When their opportunity came to take this vacation, my mother was 64, my dad, 69.  My mother took awesome photos, they saw things most of us will never see, and had the time of their lives…They were gone for 3 months.  They came for a visit on their way back home and dad said it was tough getting used to the dark at night again.  He said that when they got up to Alaska, he didn’t have to use a lantern once.  Oh yeah…and today, they have been married for 52 years!

Still another one of my heroes is my sister.  She is a nurse, has bought an amazing house, and adopted a rather high maintenance dog.  But that doesn’t get her down.  She is doing things her way, as well.  She decided she wanted to do things most people don’t.  Last year, she went on her first great adventure…Walking rim to rim of the Grand Canyon.  She is truly unbelievable.  And the other amazing thing?  Our Uncle went with her…Yes, they walked rim to rim of the Grand Canyon together.  What an wonderful time for them to get to share!

She is not retired…Her next big feat?  Running a marathon.  She is up for it and very excited.  What will she choose to do next?  Who knows, but I do know this…she isn’t slowing down any time soon!

Speaking of my Uncle, he is a doctor.  BUT, he has taken up pottery making now that he is close to retirement.  So what, you say?  Well, turns out, he is incredible!  He has made some outstanding pieces and they are stunning!

So, what can we learn from these fascinating people!

Life is too short and there is NO time to waste…when you are tired of doing something or just don’t enjoy what you are doing anymore, reinvent yourself!  Make the most of every minute…don’t settle for second best…always strive to learn something new… never give up, indeed, be the best you can be…ALWAYS!

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