Seize the opportunity by the Beard!!


It’s seems quite a silly statement, seize the opportunity by the beard but how do we deal with opportunities in our life? Do we say the following prayer: ‘Thank you, Universe, for helping me see this obstacle as an opportunity. I will step back and let you lead the way”  or do we jump in with both feet yelling go for it. Both methods have their merits but let’s have a look at what the universe has to say about it:

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1. They say dreams are useless without actions, Milton Berle points to the same thing here. As the host of NBC’s Texaco Star Theater (1948–55), he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as “Uncle Miltie” and “Mr. Television” during TV’s golden age.

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2. We have the opportunity to change our life moment to moment. Often fear stops us doing it. have a guess what people talk about on their death beds, Regret at what they did not do: When You’re Gone.

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3. They don’t remember you for your possessions, they remember you for the feelings and the experiences. Don’t miss out on them.

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4. If you make a lot of excuses in your life, time to check your integrity register and how much you take the opportunities that present in your life: No Excuses.

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5. This quote is probably over 100 years old. Dr. Orison Swett Marden (1848–1924) was an American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897. His writings discuss common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Many of his ideas are based on New Thought philosophy.

His first book, Pushing to the Front (1894), became an instant best-seller. Marden later published fifty or more books and booklets, averaging two titles per year.

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6. Onlookers do not take their opportunities: Safety Dance.

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7. Very similar to there are no mistakes, it’s all on the comprehension.

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8. 10,000 light bulbs, enough said: Opportunity.

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9. Michael S. Hyatt is an author, blogger, speaker, Hyatt now writes and speaks full-time. He has written seven books, including New York Times Bestseller Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.

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10. I love the scraggly haired man known as Albert, he points out where to look for the opportunity, in the middle of the difficulties in your life: Dumb Things.

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11. How do you start your own airline, music company, chain of fitness centres? Do this!!

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12. Read the red letters: Right Now.

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13. When you mind is saying No, go to your heart for the answer.

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14. I thought this was a silly analogy. Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. was an American writer and humorist, known for his Southern demeanor and commentary on the American South: Kerry’s victory song.

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15. Cameron Diaz was named the highest-paid actress over 40 in Hollywood. As of 2015, the U.S. domestic box office grosses of Diaz’s films total over US$3 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $7 billion, making her the second highest-grossing U.S. domestic box office actress (after Scarlett Johansson).

So how do we see life, as something to survive or a grand opportunity, we have the choice on a day to day basis.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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People are your Assignments!!


You are always being guided, even when you don’t feel like it. It comes with being part of the human race, a unique human being. We are all in a large classroom called Earth and the people you choose to know and even those we do not give us our assignments in life. How often do you become frustrated with our political leaders even though we have never met them?

So who do we choose as our most personal assignments? Often it is our family, as they are in our lives the longest, even though it may be at some distance later in life. So let us take a journey through our assignments:

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  1. How many people have you met in your life, when you have thought, OMG, I am so glad I am nothing like them. They are there for that exact lesson

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2. Joel Scott Osteen is an American preacher and televangelist. He is the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas. Osteen’s televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries.  He gives you some sage advice as how to handle fear as an assignment in this quote: Fear and Love.

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3. Number ten is the only one you can read clearly, that’s enough.

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4. Listening to your mind, trying to work out what others want to hear is not the assignment. Deep down in your soul is what you have to say: Shake It Off.

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5. The old 24-hour formulae, we all have the same time in a day, so each of us has the chance to inspire others with our actions.

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6. Self Love first is the prime assignment, hard to give it away if it is not part of our inner being: Stronger.

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7. This is why the idea of war is corrupt as an assignment, we need to end it ASAP.

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8. The second evangelist today, Myles Munroe is slightly more controversial for his stance against gay rights. He is also the author of over twenty philosophical and biblical books. I like this quote though: Ride on Time.

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9. This falls in the category of don’t listen to people’s words, watch their actions. Dreams without actions are very shallow.

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10. What if all mothers had told their children this, what a different world we would live in. Motherhood is a vital assignment: Imagine.

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11. Sometimes assignments with each other can be frivolous, this is one of them, or is it?

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12. I am finding it easier to recognize the latter these days, It’s worth the effort: Adventure of a Lifetime.

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13. Confucius’s principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor veneration, and respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle “Do not do to others what you do not want to be done to yourself”, the Golden Rule.

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14. Jean-Luc Godard once wrote, “Robert Bresson is French cinema, as Dostoyevsky is the Russian novel and Mozart is German music.” Two of his films were listed in Sight and Sounds 100 greatest film ever made: Invisible.

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15. And here is your final assignment, remember it as often as you can.

Remember to work on at least one new assignment AKA personal relationship a week, it will transform your life!!

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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It is What it Is!!


They say when people break up there are three versions: Yours, Theirs and Reality as to what really happened. There are 7,000,000,000 versions of reality walking around the planet. Some are very similar as they label themselves as belonging to a religious or political belief system and this often takes away the act of thinking freely.

Life is what it is, some of it affects our reality more than other actions do. At the moment it seems to be terrorism or mass migration that is on the top of the list of what is wrong with reality. I don’t think these are new to the world as my country is a totally migratory country except for the indigenous First Australians.

What have they said about reality over the centuries, let’s go on that journey:

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1. Who would have thought someone from the 18th centuries quote would be so relevant these days. As idealists, we get a little exasperated with tedious attention to prices over people, numbers over names, logic over love.

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2. We form our reality and Jarod Kintz points out a practice that stains it: Inconsiderate.

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3. In the great book the Fear Cure, Lissa Rankin points out there are two types of fear. one you should listen to because you are in danger and the other that are all those thinks you think will happen if you do something and never actually do.

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4. Danish philosopher Soren Kieregaard was considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a “single individual”, giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment: Let It Go.

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5. They say police often have trouble getting facts about what happens at a crime scene because of what is written in the above quote.

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6. I wonder how many people live by this premise, I don’t think it’s a question they ask in the census: Made to Dream.

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7. It took being shot for this remarkable young woman to be listened to. I think she will fulfill this reality.

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8. Mainstream media seems to have forgotten this seeing the way they interpret life: I’ll Show You.

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9. Andy tried many ways to change reality in the 1960’s. His works explored the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s and utilize a variety of media, including painting, silk screening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best-known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental film Chelsea Girls (1966), and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966-67).

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10.In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Why do we resist the latter so ferociously: Rivers of Tears.

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11. Management expert James O’Toole, in a 2005 issue of Compass, published by Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, claimed that Bennis developed “an interest in a then-nonexistent field that he would ultimately make his own — leadership — with the publication of his ‘Revisionist Theory of Leadership’ in Harvard Business Review in 1961.” O’Toole observed that Bennis challenged the prevailing wisdom by showing that humanistic, democratic-style leaders are better suited to dealing with the complexity and change that characterize the leadership environment.

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12. How often do we fall for this, that what is said about us is the actual reality vs. what we are actually experiencing: Human.

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13. It changes moment to moment, each one a new reality.

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14. Or seemingly not in mainstream media. If we believed them we would think the whole world is at war or committing acts of terrorism or be dying in accidents: Don’t Lie.

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15. They looked across the room and fell in love/lust. The reality struck when they tried a relationship.

So what is your reality?   How do you arrive at it and when are you willing to change it?

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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Action brings your dreams Closer!!


The women of America could have lain down for four years and hoped Donald didn’t get re-elected, they didn’t do this. They are committed to their rights and the rights of all the groups Donald disrespected and over half a million of them took to the streets to show their commitment to them and their way of life.

What calls people to action and to fulfill their commitments in their lives. Let’s have a  look at what people say:

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1. There is a famous saying, don’t listen to their words. look at their actions. It’s not your mood that gets things done, it’s your actions.

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2. Are you: Shake It Off.

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3. In my country, Australia, wedding commitments fail up to 50% of the time, where do they go? What is missing after the words?

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4. How often do you go to the convenience store, sorry about the maccas ad: No Excuses.

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5. Andy Andrews (born May 22, 1959) is an American author of self-help books and a corporate speaker, known for his 2002 bestselling book The Traveler’s Gift.[1] He has written over 20 books and sold more than 3.5 million copies around the world. His books have been translated into over 20 languages. Andrews regularly speaks for corporations, organizations, athletic teams, and the U.S. military. Three of his books, The Noticer, The Traveler’s Gift, and “How Do You Kill 11 Million People?” appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List.[1] Andrews has appeared on The Fox News Channel, and Good Morning America.

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6. Commit to the changes that are happening in your life, because it is guaranteed they are: Changes.

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7. I use my goals to feel how I want to. To me, it is more important how I feel on the journey than the goal.

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8. When you commit to a new future, stop looking back. That was the past and you are after a new future: Little Wonders.

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9. When you make big Commitments you may need to do a bit of this, apologies for hurting someone but never for being yourself.

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10. Do this, however you choose too. It’s got a unicorn in it: Born This Way.

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11. Don’t listen to those thoughts. The Universe and your Inner Pilot Light are rooting for You.

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12. Include others in your commitments. People are called to you by how you make them feel: Humble and Kind.

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13. Can you touch the bottom of your life, make larger commitments!

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14. As Jim Carrey says, there is Fear or Love, Choose one: Fear and Love.

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15. I love plants in cracks, they have huge commitment.

I honor the women around the world who stood up for their rights and beliefs over the past 24 hours. It gives me hope that the change is truly coming.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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Do not Activate without Coffee!!


I was going to write this blog on what goals I have set for 2017 but decided instead to write about what activities I have chosen to fulfill. I tend to use Danielle LaPorte’s amazing Desire Map process: Danielle’s homepage. In this process you choose 3 to 5 core desire feelings you wish ot create your life to fulfill. At the moment mine are Vitality, Bliss, Love, Helping Other People Evolve = H.O.P.E. and Being Loved.

As I chose these three years ago I am about to do the process again and see what comes up. it takes a couple of days to do and is a very full look at what turns you on – how to activate your life. How do we look at the art of activation, lets begin the journey:

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1. We all choose our roles in life even though quite a few of us get pleasure out of blaming others for our situation. Get some responsibility on board.

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2. Not formulated classroom lessons but many adventures to find out what will turn the switch on in each child. Some of the great geniuses of history were considered slow or even stupid when attending school: Child’s Play.

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3.  Robert began his career playing music and studying and teaching musical composition. He began to see that the structural principles that are so much a part of the composer’s art have profound importance when applied to human development. 

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4. A statement by Superman who lost nearly everything a human could think of losing but it never deactivated his lust for life: See what I mean.

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5. Remember when we  activate goals and plans for our lives what comes with them is the not that goals and plans, this is to teach you what it takes to fulfill a goal.

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6. It’s great to look at including these in your activities, the more positive they are for your mind and body the better for your soul: What a Wonderful World.

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7. It was so cute I just had to use it; Reminds me of previous blog on Synergy.

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8. What activates fear in you, the underlying emotion that prevents us dealing with our lack of success with our goals because we are afraid of confronting them: When you say nothing at All.

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9. All of us do this, it may end up in ecstatic states , or bouts of sadness, or even madness. But be sure it will take you somewhere. I suggest bodywork as a remedy.

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10. Could it be this simple, give it a go and see what happens: F***ing Perfect.

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11. Here’s a list of  people we know for their fame, check out what they did before, from carpenters to chicken  pluckers: What did they do?

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12. Interesting comparison by king of everything psychedelic Timothy Leary. I think I understand computers but not so sure about some of my acid experiences: Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds.

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13. This statement from Albert says a lot about why traditional goal setting methodology fails, it is never activated.

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14. Quiz time, which president of the United States was JQA and from which century, this quote still holds today: Titanium.

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15. What do you wish to activate with your words on Social Media? I wish to promote possibility and Love. Sometimes I slip into political disarray which taints my personal brand.

So lets have a beautiful day activating what it is you wish to in your lives.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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Fire up your Heart, for the Wind is getting Cold!!


I have two Jeff’s in my top ten Facebook contributors, Jeff Brown: Jeff Brown’s Homepage. and Jeff Foster: Jeff Foster’s Homepage. I used to post much more of jeff Browns material, then a friend I trust told me about Jeff Foster and brought me one of his books of essays: The Way of Rest. I have been reading it over the holiday break and was particularly taken by one on firing up your heart, hence the title of this blog.

It began: Break me Open, Life. Shatter my remaining defenses against you. It is called Sing, World, Sing.

So let’s have a look at how the world puts fire in your heart with words:

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1. When you find what your passion is your life may appear to be like this instead of the numbness of 9 to 5 living.

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2. Jim Carrey in his memorable speech says there are only two states, Fear, and Love. Guess which one sets your heart on fire: Fearless.

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3. Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) was an iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, The Way of All Flesh. He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey, which remain in use to this day.

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4. Possibly my favorite poet, E.E. Cummings points out in this quote why it is essential to have the fire in your heart: To Be Yourself.

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5. I am learning to be able to tell the difference when women have this.

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6. Of course, it has to be this song: Burning down the House.

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7. In our community, the Conscious community of Melbourne, Australia, we call it finding your Tribe. Rumi says it better.

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8. I love it when I meet these people, you are instantly attracted to them: I saw the Light.

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9. Weapon of mass Creation – Your Heart on Fire.

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10. To kindle: set (something) on fire.
synonyms: light · ignite · set alight · set light to · set on fire · set fire to · putmatch to · set burning · get going · start · touch off · spark · torch: Light my Fire.

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11. Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an African-American expatriate singer and entertainer, whose career was centered primarily in Europe and in particular in her adoptive country of France. In her early career she was also renowned as a dancer, and was among the most celebrated performers to headline in the lavish revues of the Folies Bergère in Paris. Her performance in the revue Un Vent de Folie in 1927 caused a sensation in Paris, with Baker in her costume consisting of only a girdle of bananas becoming not only her most iconic image but also a symbol of the jazz age and the 1920‘s. She was celebrated by all of the great artists and intellectuals of the era, with various circles dubbing her the “Black Pearl”, the “Bronze Venus”, as well as the “Creole Goddess”. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she renounced her U.S. citizenship to become a citizen of France in 1937 upon her marriage to Jean Lyon.

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12. Life is never like a silent stream, it contains flows and ebbs. If your fire is alight it is easier to remain strong: We shall Overcome.

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13. More Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, aka Rumi. This is a beautiful few lines to live life by.

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14. Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States. The fire is still in her heart, Wikipedia says she is worth 5.8 million dollars: Undeniable.

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15. Bruce Lee makes a point here, the flame comes from the coals, without coals no flames.

So I thought I would end with the entire Sing, World, Sing!

Break me Open, Life.

Shatter my remaining defenses against you

You placed magnificence at the heart of my despair.

You sowed volcanic strength into my vulnerability.

Even my doubt vibrated with courage.

“Leave the familiar with no hope of return?”

Of Course!

I am not afraid. I was never Afraid!

I once walked a familiar path of self-construction.

I now walk a path of grace and destruction,

of weeping at birdsong and telling the truth.

I will never turn back!

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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Be the Energy you want to Attract!


I have not seen the Southern Cross or the Milky Way for a while, this gives away I live in the Southern Hemisphere on our beautiful planet. Seeing that belt of billions of stars put into perspective how large this universe really is, and we are merely one of thousand’s of galaxies.

So why did they put us here alone as is the current scientific belief and what is our purpose, in fact, your purpose in the Universe.

Let’s go on that journey:

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1. Talking to the stars doesn’t do it, It makes for a nice date, but it gets very little done.

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2. The insights of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī aka Rumi have helped empower the human race for centuries, here’s a little question from him to you : Poetry in Motion

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3. And an insight that supports the universal statement that we are all Starseed.

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4. One of the subjects we spend billions of dollars on in courses books therapists, can I really trust anyone, let alone myself: Trust.

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5. In 2004, bad boy Billy Fingers Cohen, a homeless small-time drug dealer and addict in a state of drug-induced euphoria ran into a busy intersection and was killed instantly by a speeding automobile. He left behind a grieving sister. For weeks she struggled with grief and tried to make sense of Billy’s seemingly wasted life and tragic death.

A few weeks after his death, William Cohen, aka Billy Fingers, woke his sister Annie at dawn. ‘I’m drifting weightlessly through these glorious stars and galaxies and I feel a Divine Presence, a kind, loving beneficent presence, twinkling all around me.’

Billy’s ongoing after-death communications take his sister on an unprecedented journey into the bliss and wonder of life beyond death. Billy’s profound, detailed description of the mystical realms he traverses, the Beings of Light that await him, and the wisdom he receives take the reader beyond the near-death experience. Billy is, indeed, as Dr. Raymond Moody points out in his foreword, explaining the phenomena we’ve known about since ancient times, an afterworld walker.

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6. Yes, you. Those negative thoughts are just wake up calls. Out of the pj’s on with the clothes and let’s rock it: You are a Child of the Universe.

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7. I’ll let you work this one out, Buddha was and is a dude. here are nine values places on him, Recollection of nine virtues attributed to the Buddha is a common Buddhist meditation and devotional practice called Buddhānusmṛti. The nine virtues are also among the 40 Buddhist meditation subjects. The nine virtues of the Buddha appear throughout the Tipitaka, and include:

Buddha – Awakened
Sammasambuddho – Perfectly self-awakened
Vijja-caranasampano – Endowed with higher knowledge and ideal conduct.
Sugato – Well-gone or Well-spoken.
Lokavidu – Wise in the knowledge of the many worlds.
Anuttaro Purisa-damma-sarathi – Unexcelled trainer of untrained people.
Satthadeva-Manussanam – Teacher of gods and humans.
Bhagavathi – The Blessed one
Araham – Worthy of homage. An Arahant is “one with taints destroyed, who has lived the holy life, done what had to be done, laid down the burden, reached the true goal, destroyed the fetters of being, and is completely liberated through final knowledge.”

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8. Anyone studying the philosophy of the Universal facts knows the name of Alan Watts, the great interpreter of eastern philosophy : Why Life is not a journey!!

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9. Yes, you are that important, every minuscule moment of the day.

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10. Here are those stars I mentioned before in their grandeur. We’ll come looking for you in a little while.

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11. That sweet soul music of your heart, they can hear it on that planet to the left of Alpha Centauri.

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12. Even down the highway to hell would satisfy me : Highway to Hell.

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13. Tom Jones called it The Green, Green , Grass of Home. You have one patch you can make bootiful, look in the mirror.

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14. I shudder at the power of this statement by Eckhart Tolle, did you realise you were a miracle: You make Loving Fun.

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15. And a scientific fact for those moments you feel alone in the big, big universe we all exist as part of.

I didn’t mention where I got the idea for the blog today, from Gabbie Bernstein’s fine book : The Universe Has Your Back.

Namaste until next time my dear f

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