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50th!!!!

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Today is my 50th birthday! I can hardly believe I have made it half a century and feel only a quarter century old, that is until I look in the mirror, but since my vision has changed so much, my sight is not as perfect as it used to be, which I sometimes think is a blessing. Just kidding.

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March 13, 1970 

On Friday the 13th of March 1970, via C-section in Mexico City, is when and where I entered this world.

From what I have been told by my Mother, there had been a total solar eclipse 6 days before my birth, and only a couple of days from when her water broke.

After more than 24 hours, I had not come down the birth canal, and didn’t show any signs that I was planning on it. The doctors advised my parents, that an emergency c-section would have to be done, because I was suffocating and needed to be delivered.

I cannot imagine the fear my Mother, the doctors and staff around me, must have felt, from what I know now, I am sure I felt it as well. I needed to be “saved”. I think this has to be related to the anxiety disorder I have had all my life.

I can say it has not been easy from the start, but I can also say, that I know without a doubt that God, the universe, my guardians, my angels, all have had a huge hand in getting me this far. I know I am protected, loved and incredibly blessed! I also recognize that I am a resilient survivor.

Happy Birthday to Me! 

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

Reminder: Your Infinite Power. Think Thoughts Of Health

Think Thoughts Of Health

I want to remind you of your infinite power, and remind you to use it for your health! Here’s how: Think thoughts of health.  Speak words about health. Be grateful for health. Say, “Thank you for my health,” in your mind multiple times in the day.  Whenever you hear anyone speak of something that is not health, secretly in your mind repeat, “Thank you for my health. Thank you for everyone’s health.” 

Remember not to empower something you don’t want by giving it your attention, because it inflames it and makes it bigger.  

So, with gratitude, let’s say: “Thank you for my health, thank you for the health of my friends and family, thank you for the health of everyone in my city, and thank you for the health of everyone in the world!”  Now we’re really using our infinite power for what it was meant for – the good of everyone!

May Perfect Health Be With You,
Rhonda Byrne
The Secret

Another aha moment!

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I love to dance, I started ballet, and tap at 3 years old, and went on to add jazz and theater dance. I practiced all the time, took classes five times a week, I could not get enough. I feel my soul is able to express joy, pain, love and more by moving my body to music that touches me.

Thinking back on my youth. I never understood why it took me so long to remember the steps to a dance, or keep up with my peers, so I practiced longer, I was determined to get it and be as good as possible, always striving to be the best in class. “No one was going to puts baby in the corner”, I would not be left behind, especially since I knew I could do it, and do it well.

This was another aha moment, since my diagnosis of ADHD, another  example of the struggles I faced, it might not seem like much to those of you reading this, but like anyone else, no one wants to feel less than. I probably would have given up, if it not for the passion in my soul, to express myself through this art form.

I am thankful my Mother made the efforts to drive me to and from classes for so many years, and many of them she had to drive to Tijuana from San Diego, wait for my class to end and drive me back. This is also one reason, I ended up getting my first car at 14! My mother was done driving me around. Part of me, can’t blame her, but the other part recognizes the huge burden placed on me, at such an early age. My “childhood” or what was left of it, was gone.

♓Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

At A Cellular Level, Every Single Human Depends On Positivity To Survive By Jenn Maronek

If you ever wonder why positivity is such a big deal to health and wellness, look under the microscope. The mechanism for the connection between health and positivity may be found right in our very cells.

There are no longer doubts that what happens in the brain influences what happens in the body. Numerous studies from multiple leading medical centers including John Hopkins University and Harvard School of Public Health, as well as the National Institutes of Health, have shown an indisputable link between having a positive outlook and health benefits like lower blood pressure, less heart disease, better weight control, and healthier blood sugar levels.  When facing a health crisis, actively enhancing positive emotions can boost the immune system and counter depression.

As a person who understands both spirituality and human physiology, I find it no accident that in the human body, positivity is mandatory for new movement, just as it is for your spiritual health success. It’s like the secret formula to personal success is hidden right in your very cells.

Being positive is in your true nature, in fact, it’s actually in your body. Positivity isn’t just a hidden force you interact with, it is a very real force that lives in you and brings about tremendous action. Your body is electric, a human energetic soup, made of salts and ions like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium and all have a specific positive electrical charge. Of course, your body has negative ions too, but in order to make the magic of action happen, it is only the movement of the positive ions that counts.

In the body, certain types of specialized excitable cells create what science calls an action potential, the cell to cell communication that allows an electrical signal to reach a destination with an associated physiologic response. This action potential is, more or less, movement in the body as a result of the cell allowing positive ions to cross the cell membrane while keeping the negative ions out. How amazing is that!?

Principles of science aren’t that far removed from spirituality, in fact, I find the basis of all healing is to know that science and spirituality are actually not that different.

Science says: The better we understand the nature of the world, the better we can move in the world.

Spirituality says: The better we understand the nature of ourselves, the better we can move within ourselves and the world.

We believe in science because it is what we know and see, can measure, and prove through experimentation in real-world context, while spirituality encourages people to search within, trust what they can’t see or measure, and to move with life in a state of positive faithful flow. Here is the takeaway message: Positivity is crucial to achieving your life goals.

If you are really honest with yourself, how do you embrace being positive and taking new actions? Do you find yourself saying, “I’ll sit this one out”, only to contemplate how “tomorrow” you’ll find time to bring more joy and positive action in your life, such as exercise, eating healthy, or writing gratitude in your journal… even though you know these are necessary steps to open up the life you want?

Just like the cells of your body respond in real-time from their neighbors and environment with positivity, so can you! Here are three things science knows from excitable cells, to help you be more positive and excited about your life.

A positive attitude really is your true nature

While it’s easy to blame negativity on all kinds of outside forces—fate, experiences, parents, relationships, you really have no excuse not to be positive, as your cells are doing that for you every second of your life. Of course, life on the outside will fluctuate from other variables, but with life on the inside and everything that happens in your body, it all happens as a result of a positive influence. No one bad person or no bad mood will ever change that about you.

Allow yourself to let in the positive!

Keep out the negative energy and let in new positive energy and reinforce the positivity in yourself. The body requires training and the more you practice, the better you get, and yes, you can practice being more positive. The best and easiest way to do this is to be positive when it comes to who you are. As I said, you are already positively awesome whether you admit it or not. So, start telling yourself you are awesome. Tell yourself you look good. Tell yourself you did a great job at work, balancing your budget, raising your kids, or whatever it is you do. You are born with billions of excitable cells, thus you have billions of positive attributes and reasons to be excited. Remind yourself of that every day.

Respond to life in a positive way

Not only do you need to be positive with yourself, but you need to be positive with others. Cells share positive impulses with other cells, thus you have to share your wealth of positivity with others in the world. The best way I’ve found to do this is quite simple and basic: Be nice to other people!!

Smile, tell someone s/he looks nice today. My favorite is to tell the people who clean up the blood and gut messes in the ER, thank you!! Or call up your parents and tell them how much you love them and how great they are. You never know when they won’t be around anymore! People appreciate positivity, and the more you share it with others, the more you are practicing it your own life.

The Soul: 5 Ways To Understand Your Undiscovered Frontier By Jennifer Ott

There aren’t many frontiers left here on Earth. However, the greatest journey is into the depth of our soul, deeper than any ocean and possibly more expansive then space. Here is where we find so many unique personal treasures for which the value cannot be quantified. The treasures of our soul are precious beyond our comprehension.

How do we take a trip into our soul? How is it even accessed?

The answer is simple, and yet will leave many scratching their heads, as if a riddle we must answer before we can cross. It sounds like a line from “Alice of Wonderland” or “Wizard of Oz”, but it’s true. We can employ all kinds of teachers and mentors, but the real work is ours if we (like a knight on crusade) decide to take the journey to find our own paradise, one where we are liberated from lifetimes of burden. We may have the desire to connect with the soul, delve into the secrets of Self, but how? Where to start? It’s not something our pragmatic society which thrives on profit encourages, because what happens when we reach the freedom of soulful living? We are free from the expectations and demands of our culture. So, like many great historical explorers, the soul journey can feel like an act of rebellion.

Great! We are ready to set out on our expedition. Here we go.

1) It starts with listening

Really. And not listening to others’ advice, but to ourselves. We all have inner guidance that speaks to us. “That’s a wrong turn? Are you really going to eat that? You’re going to feel sick afterward. Did you remember your wallet? I can’t believe I spoke to him/her like that.” This little voice is our soul. It’s our conscience and our higher consciousness trying to reach us. How often do we listen and how often do we mind it?

2) Allow for guidance

Hey, Frodo needed Gandolf to find the ring. It may be our journey, but along our path will come teachers and mentors to help show us the way. Psychics? Really? They are not just for predicting futures. Often, they give us glimpses of our journey we didn’t consider. It is always remarkable what light a psychic can shine on our darkness. We walk away wondering how come we never saw it or considered what they illuminated.

Lions, Tigers, and Bears. Oh my! No. Not exactly, but teachers, mentors, and even family, yes, family. Even the offbeat stranger can point us in a direction we haven’t considered. It’s not so much becoming attached to their practice and lessons, but uncovering what works for us individually. Bless them and continue onward. Our destination awaits.

3) Variety is a tool

Every meditation and every ceremony opens us up in different sensations of the heart, mind, and body and triggers dormant karmic memories. Various types of meditation can uncover different recollections and feelings. Yoga helps release physical memories. Shamanic ceremonies can take us outside ourselves and give us a greater awareness of our metaphysical being. These may not become our standard practice, but consider them like an archeologist’s tools when digging deeper into the earth to uncover past treasures.

4) Document experiences

All of the above – the teachers and practices can provide amazing experiences, yet how do we cement them into our daily life? How do we take what we are learning into our journey and transform? Imagine an explorer. They create maps. They document what they find – the cultures, the landscapes, and the animals. They create references they can always access. Our journey into the soul is no different. Documenting our experience means we can always access it.

Journaling, whether it be written or drawing, cements the experience and we can always return to the lessons we learned at that moment.

5) Look for personal patterns

We’ve listened to our guides, and documented the experience. Now is the time for analysis. What are our emotional triggers? What are our behaviors and habits we can’t seem to break? These patterns can be mostly painful. Here’s where the journey gets hard and we often turn back. We are so close to the golden chalice of self-knowledge and releasing hundreds, if not, thousands of years of karmic burden, we turn back feeling beaten by the path. Keep the faith and keep going.

COVID-19

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COVID-19, is starting to get real for me. As I live here in Seattle, WA. It is crazy, how many things I have encountered living here, that have made me feel less safe here, than when I lived in a developing country.

Here is Seattle, I find myself way to close to incidents involving, police, ambulances, S.W.A.T, live shooters, my street being closed off, because of danger.

When I moved here, I said I felt drawn to be here, I didn’t and still don’t know why, I said, I didn’t know if I was coming here to live or to die!

Now I really don’t know, and feel more convinced it could be either one.

Which ever the reason for me to be here now, I still wholeheartedly believe I am exactly where I am supposed to be, at this time.

Thankful. Grateful & Blessed! 

It started before they met

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My Parents back in 1969

It would be easy to say that our families dysfunction started when these two people met, but the reality is that they came from their own dysfunction and then they found each other.

My Mother was adopted, with no paper trail of her birth parents, or medical history, she was told that she was bought on the grey market for $10K in 1948. Which would have been a huge amount of money at the time. Her adoptive Mother was German and six years older than her husband, she was unable to have children, her adoptive Father was Scottish he had a child from a previous marriage, but had no contact with that daughter.

My Father was the second first born to his mother and first to his Father or so we think. He later would be followed by 7 more siblings with his parents, then his Father had  another 7 children with his wives niece. Yes, you read that correctly, he started a relationship with his then “niece” who at the time lived with his family, was only 14 years old.

It was my Father who discovered the betrayal, from what I’ve heard he didn’t take it well. At the time he blamed his cousin who was a child at 14 when it began, she never left him.

I cannot imagine the pain, the horror, the fear and devastation, my Grandmother must have felt when she found out. She had eight children with this man, had devoted her life to him and their children, she never learned to read or write, or speak English. What she did have was 8 hungry children! I amazed of this woman’s strength to divorce him, and face her life alone with her children. She survived by being resilient. She unfortunately out lived three of her sons, before she died at 72 from gall bladder cancer, but I think she really died of the consequences of a heart being broken so many times, that it could no longer go on. Even though at this time, I believe she was in a good place, enjoying her children, and Grandchildren, the damage had already been done.

My Grandfather would remain with her niece until he died at 95.

♓Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

Neptune, Lord of the Sea, rules Pisces

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Neptune, Lord of the Sea, rules Pisces.

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Its energy is both veiled, and unveiled.

Neptune is the most mystical and, from the level of your soul, the most benefic influence in one’s life. Neptune is the planet most closely linked to the expression of the Work of the Soul – its manifestation in the world – and thus, is the vehicle for Christ/Krishna Consciousness which, by Its very nature, is the Heart of God, or Source in action.

But its purity and perfection is far too easily maligned or corrupted.

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

 

Your moon sign meaning! by Michaela Magliochetti

What’s My Moon Sign Meaning (and Hang On, What’s a Moon Sign, Anyway)?

Tonight, take a break from your phone and peer up at the moon. Waxing, waning, full or new—give the luminary a long stare and see how you feel. Calm? Dreamy? Contemplative? Ready to solve world peace? The meditative experience of gazing into the moon clues us into its astrological meaning: Your moon sign is a window into your subconscious mind and intuition (so get ready, it’s about to reveal all your secrets).

What exactly is my moon sign and where can I find it? 

You’re probably pretty familiar with your sun sign: It’s the one you were reading about in Seventeen magazine when you were 12. But your moon sign is just as significant. While the sun radiates your outward ego and personality, the moon reflects your deepest inner emotions. Your moon sign helps you understand how you process feelings, your gut reactions and what makes you feel safe. (Booked an impulse flight to Bora Bora after a breakup? A moon sign in daring Sagittarius might be to blame.)

Ready to check out your own lunar sign? It all starts with your birth chart: the circular snapshot of where the sun, moon and planets were positioned at the exact time and place of your birth (you might have to text your mom for the deets). Once you calculate your chart, you’ll notice the zodiac wheel is divided into 12 sections that represent each sign, from Aries to Pisces. You’ll also see the planets scattered around each sign’s area of the chart. If Venus was orbiting through Libra’s domain in the sky at your birth, for example, you’d say your “Libra is in Venus.” To find the moon’s placement on your chart, look out for the crescent moon symbol: The sign it’s located in is your moon sign.

What’s my moon sign’s meaning?

Moon in Aries
There are no hidden emotions to uncover with the Aries moon placement. This fire sign tells it like it is without fear of who might be offended. In fact, it’s almost impossible for Aries to lie about her opinions: Ask her how she feels about your new bucket hat and expect to receive the (harsh) truth in return. There’s a take-it-or-leave-it attitude with Aries, and she won’t shy away from conflict. Her emotional outbursts are like fireworks—they are a sudden explosion that dissipates just as quickly. Translation? They never hold grudges. Aries feels most secure when she’s able to rely on herself and herself alone, without rules or input from others.

Moon in Taurus
Taurus moons approach their feelings with a cool practicality. Her friends will appreciate her calming presence and rational advice. Taureans are soothed by stability, routines and sensory delights (think silk bathrobes and $50 sushi rolls). But once life gets messy (say, when The Office leaves Netflix), Lunar Taurus feels deeply unsettled. Set in her ways, Taurus will resist change and fight to stay inside her comfort zone at all costs. Just as Taurus clings to earthly materials (like her record or crystal collections), this sentimental sign also holds on to people and relationships. Lunar Taureans, let’s be honest: You have a hard time letting go.

Moon in Gemini
If the moon in your chart is perched in Gemini, you won’t take time to actually sit with your emotions. Instead, as a curious and quick-witted sign, you’ll try to dissect and rationalize your feelings (which might involve talking to yourself—no judgment). Despite their flightiness, Gemini moons are fascinated by people and find they can relate to almost anyone. Count on Gem to validate your feelings and lighten the mood with her jokes. She also takes comfort in life’s unknowns: Gemini will marvel at the possibility of new places to live, people to befriend and philosophical ideas she’s yet to discover. The air signs are constantly reinventing themselves, and they feel fulfilled by diving into whichever passion project (pottery, rock climbing, Russian literature) that currently excites them.

Moon in Cancer
The moon is Cancer’s ruling planet, so this is a cozy pairing. The water signs are highly attuned to their emotions, but Cancers might not feel safe sharing them with the harsh outside world. When she’s feeling down, a Cancer moon will take time to be fully present with her feelings—firing up her moody playlist, journaling and baking herself brownies—in order to process it. And she’s equally connected to the emotions of others. Intuitive (read: psychic) Cancer can sense the slightest shifts in the moods of friends and family, and wants nothing more than to care for and protect those she loves. Empathic Cancer needs to be needed and will go out of her way to make sure others feel understood.

Moon in Leo
Despite their blazing confidence and strong sense of self, Lunar Leos need validation to feel emotionally secure. Leo’s inner realm is inextricably linked with her outward identity: She’s driven to express her creative gifts with the world and is fueled by the praise she receives in return (so go check her out on open mic night). She also has a strong need to distinguish herself from others. She dreams of being the best in her field and can hold herself to impossibly high standards to win this title. Don’t mistake this focus on her self-image for narcissism, though. Generous Leo loves to make her friends feel just as special (especially if they have an invite to one of her lavish dinner parties). Leo is comfortable leading the pack, and her sunny outlook encourages others to follow.

Moon in Virgo
For a Virgo moon placement, serenity is crossing off the last errand on her to-do list (we just heard their sigh of relief). The helpers and healers of the zodiac see the world through a microscope—they can pinpoint the reason you’re clashing with your boss and will convince you it’s time to ask for a raise. Virgo feels fulfilled when she’s bettering the people and situations in her life. She has an eye for what can be fixed, and Lunar Virgo might apply this to her own feelings and shortcomings (so remind her of how amazing she is every once in a while). Deep down, she appreciates the little things others do for her, like remembering she likes oat milk in her latte and that she’s repulsed by the Oxford comma.

Moon in Libra 
If the moon was floating through Libra when you came into the world, you strive to create peace and harmony in all aspects of life. As an air sign, Libra just wants to feel connected to her tribe, focusing on what they have in common instead of their differences. To avoid conflict, Libra might feel one way but express herself differently to satisfy the opinions of the room. (Translation: She’ll be bulldozed by an Aries moon.) A charming Libra moon will cherish her personal relationships above everything else. She finds beauty in the intricacies of each of her friends and family members (and OK, that well-dressed stranger at the dog park). This placement sees herself through the eyes of others (and is fulfilled when she’s perceived well).

Moon in Scorpio
Scorpio’s inner realm is shrouded in secrecy (cue the evil laugh). This moon placement is intensely private with her feelings and instead tries to uncover the hidden realities of others. The water signs are scary intuitive. They’ll dive deeply right away, trying to “figure out” a new friend or romantic partner (so don’t expect any superficial chatting about the weather). At the heart of Scorpio’s private investigation is her ultimate fear of betrayal. Before opening up in relationships, Lunar Scorpio tries to protect herself for as long as possible until she decides that a partner is worthy of her trust. Unlike the other water signs, the resilient Scorpio moon finds security in chaos: She’s comfortable with the dark aspects of life and feels stronger for having experienced them.

Moon in Sagittarius
This placement is fiery and impulsive. Never one to wallow in her feelings, a Sagittarian moon favors a more carefree approach. Your mother-in-law’s criticism can’t affect you if you don’t care what she thinks, right? Sagittarius speaks her truth, makes her own rules and values her freedom above everything else. When things don’t go her way, this fire sign often turns to recklessness or escapism to distract from her emotional reality. (But psst: Those feelings will still be there after a night of partying or a trip to the Rockies.) She’ll feel safe with open-minded people who don’t take life too seriously. So if she cancels on lunch, don’t get offended: It’s probably because she’s decided to take a cross-country road trip.

Moon in Capricorn
Rational to a fault, a Capricorn moon might struggle to find the appropriate time and place to release her emotions. This moon placement needs strong boundaries to feel fulfilled, and crying doesn’t seem to fit into her color-coded Google Cal. To really “let go” emotionally is terrifying to Lunar Capricorn since she’ll feel out of control. Convinced she’s burdening others by sharing her story, Capricorn will avoid showing people how she’s really feeling. Instead, this self-reliant sign will vow to deal with her lingering anger or anxiety when she has some (nonexistent) free time in her overbooked work schedule. Lunar Capricorns love using their strength to support others but struggle to ask for that same help in return.

Moon in Aquarius
Aquarian moons see themselves as being part of a larger community. So while this sign doesn’t dwell on her own feelings, she’s deeply concerned with the feelings of others (which, spoiler, is all of humanity). Aquarians are big-picture thinkers. They’re highly attuned to the needs of our society as a whole but might come off a little spaced out when dealing with the everyday emotions of their friends and family. Her higher calling transcends trivial family drama and workplace stress. Aquarius moon feels most fulfilled when she’s championing a cause (check our her collection of hand-designed protest signs) and rebelling against “the system.” In her close relationships, though, she might always feel like an outsider.

Moon in Pisces
The Pisces moon is eternally optimistic, diving heart-first into the world. This highly sensitive placement sees the light in all people and wants to believe everyone has the best intentions (even her neighbor who parties until 3 a.m.). Pisces just wants us all to get along. She becomes deeply invested in the lives of everyone she meets, from her best friend to her barista, and will spend hours offering her emotional support. But taking on so many people’s energy can weigh Pisces down, so she’ll need to retreat to her dream world to recharge. This could mean a solo escape into nature, her art studio or just inside her imagination. Pisces takes comfort in her peaceful fantasy world. (Watch the news. Can you blame her?)