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Happy New Year!
As far as my calendar goes, the "season of stress" is over. By this, I mean the immense pressure that surrounds our holiday shopping season and then rudely lingers into the next year.
The starting gun for the holiday marathon goes off in early October, with the approach of Halloween, and lasts until Valentine's Day. You may wonder why I include Valentine's Day in this. There's a lot of stress surrounding Valentine's Day, whether or not you're in a relationship. As a multi-billion dollar holiday, it qualifies.
Of course, St. Patrick's Day is on the horizon, as is Easter, but both of these are a one-day event that comes and goes and are usually without the same kind of mind-bending, emotion peeling drama that surrounds other holidays.
From now until October, we have time to take care of ourselves again.
Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays and everything about them, but I'm also glad when they're finished. Since we don't have an election breathing down our necks to keep us stressed out, I have a suggestion for how to occupy our minds. I suggest learning something new.
I'm an information junkie. I love to learn new things and and enjoy the process itself. It keeps the mental doldrums from creating phantasms. I believe that every single one of us has a need and desire to constantly learn. It's one of the things that makes us human.
Being human, we have a natural thirst for the intricacies of things. Even seemingly mundane issues can be mind-numbingly complex.
For example, did you know that every single ball used in baseball, whether it be the Major or Minor Leagues and even many college leagues, is rubbed by umpires, or appointed staff, before each game with a specific mud? This mud comes from only one place in the world, somewhere along the Delaware River, and it's a highly kept secret. The goo is called Lena Blackburn Rubbing Mud (Lena was an infielder and eventually a manager in Major League Baseball) and it's been used for almost 75 years as the exclusive rubbing compound to take the shine off of baseballs and make them safer, without changing the properties of the leather covering of the ball. Each home team must provide 90 balls for each game, and each is mudded. Over one hundred thousands balls are mudded every year. If you've ever caught a foul ball, it had Lena's mud on it.
You might think that the owners of Lena Blackburn Rubbing Mud are raking in the dirt, but that's not the case. They make around twenty-thousand dollars a year on the product. Maybe they do it just to be a part of the game, no matter how obscure their contribution. I'd do it just to prove how nit-picky and complex human beings can be.
The point of that story is that we have a tendency to complicate things. Some of that complication is based on a specific need, as in the rubbing mud. Some of it is based purely on aesthetics and some on whimsy.
The human mind is constant in its need for stimulation and will create it, even where none exists.
To me, this suggests that it's a good idea to keep your mind active, or it might end up devising its own diversions to keep you occupied, some of which may not be fun.
So here we are with a long, open stretch of learning highway ahead of us. Let's say it's about 120 miles or so to St. Patrick's Day. Easter is about 200 miles down the road. The Fourth of July is about 600 miles away. On my map, it's about 3000 miles to October, where the traffic jam begins again. I propose we take advantage of the open road and use it to relax and take in some new interests.
I also suggest using The Year of the Snake as a paradigm. Snakes are considered wise, patient and quite aware. They have no eyelids, so not much gets by them. They also have to devour their food whole. So, take in as much information as you can and simply discard what doesn't nourish you. (I know, and I apologize.)
This is a great time to decide what you want to learn, and you don't have to start anything yet. Scout around and see what strikes your fancy.
Of course, I'm going to suggest something metaphysical because that's where I spend a lot of my mind time. If you've always wanted to learn to read Tarot, do so. This time, because of the energy of the year, you'll get it easily and intuitively. Maybe you'd like to learn more about astrology, or perhaps an interest in Feng Shui will snag you. Whatever it is, just follow it and you'll be happier for it. (Yes, I'll be announcing some classes soon.)
As for me, I have several subjects in the queue for mental stimulation and for keeping me out of trouble and I can't wait to get started.
Isn't it about time you spent some time, money and emotional satisfaction on yourself? Have fun and enjoy the view. It really is pretty spectacular.
As always, wishing you peace and love.
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| by Tamara Childs|
I am so often reminded of the relentless commercialism of our society. We have become conditioned to walk up a ladder of expectation just to fall off. Birthdays, Holidays, Mothers Days, Fathers Days are a conveyor belt of possible failed expectation for many people, all ruled by the limitations of the calendar year. For some reason we now only have ONE chance a year to celebrate ourselves and others, and if we miss the mark, many people feel a deep loneliness or even guilt at their own failed expectations of themselves or their loved ones!
My recent time caring for my mother has made me acutely aware of the fragile existence of our bodies within time frames, as well as the need to celebrate every single moment we have with those we love. For me, one day is just not enough to celebrate the joys of my life and the people and things that bring happiness.
I remember being in grade school the first time we had Valentine's Day – maybe kindergarten? There we were, a bunch of 5 year olds milling around, trying to learn to hear the teacher's voice when it was time to change activities, trying to listen when she said to throw away our trash in the trash can. I don't know about the other 5 year-olds, but for me it was a daily immersion in socialization that mystified me.
I was learning the "rules" and to how to listen to authority. On Valentine's Day it was explained that we were to create valentines and then put other children's names on them and they would be put into their school mailboxes and everyone would go home with their valentines. This ritual went on every year after Kindergarten and as the kids became more socially sophisticated the comparisons began. Who did we get our valentines from? Kids were counting them. They were comparing. They were speculating who gave one to whom. Sad feelings were evident. Kids were getting left out. Some had twenty in their hot little hands and some had 3. (Ah, the bitter beginnings of self-esteem loss!)
Somehow these "special" days that get Hallmark Cards are the markers for our disappointments as much as a celebration of our attainments. As the date rolls near, it becomes an energetic "container" for our imagined failures. For many people the countdown to the day becomes dreaded and pressure-filled, as we fear we will never do enough, never be enough or get the day "right." The day becomes a test and many people helplessly revisit painful memories every time it rolls around; either judging themselves for being single, or judging themselves or their mate for not being romantic enough. Whatever the case, these "Hallmark" days can become a reminder of all the harsh ways we have judged ourselves for not living up to expectations.
What if we could let go of the artificial and take back our power to celebrate as often and as fully as possible? We have a few days left in this Aquarian energy! Let us set ourselves free and tune in the incredible celebration that is LIFE every day.
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| by Carolyn Ferris|
Each week Carolyn Ferris will pull from her hand designed Tarot cards to reveal a message for us. Carolyn has been a psychic for many years and has a substantial amount of notoriety with her art.
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Moons sit peacefully over and on the water. It is a moon-dance of beauty. The resolution to a situation you may have will be found by taking the most peaceful direction for your desired outcome. On the path, you will find beauty in the moment as you allow yourself to see it.
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| by Kristi Brower|
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
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– Barack Obama
We are the ones we have been waiting for. This message just keeps popping up for me. Melissa Ethridge and President Obama have both been saying it, and I know it is true. If you are like me you have been on a spiritual journey of personal change and growth for the past several years. We have read all the books, done the internal work, meditated for hours and met in spiritual groups. We have learned how to take responsibility for ourselves and our emotions and learned to love ourselves. So, now what? How do we take our message to the street? How do we take our personal experiences of change and growth and expand them out to our communities?
I think we first need to realize that it is our responsibility to stand up, stand out, be brave and get involved. I have watched a lot of arguing about hot button political issues and something has really struck me. We have become really good at posting snarky memes on Facebook, but that is as far as most of us go. We argue like crazy with people who don't share our views, but we never really work to find common ground and mutual respect with other people. This is where we have to start. I know, I'm a bit of a chicken here, too. But honestly, where has respect and agreeing to disagree gone?
Ok, now I'm not saying we all need to go stage sit-ins on the steps of City Hall. I am saying that any opportunity we have to share love and positive energy with others, we should do it. Here's an example of something that happened to me today. A mother and daughter stopped in to my store. They both looked a little worn out and when I asked how they are doing the mother directed the daughter to tell me how they are doing, very pointedly, I might add.
The daughter, who is in her early 20's, told me that she is pregnant. Her mother was obviously not thrilled about this news, but looking at this young girl she desperately needed some validation. I told her congratulations and her mother did not appreciate that at all. I said that a baby is always good news. I got another lecture from the unhappy mother. I continued to validate the young mother-to-be. As they left the store I called to her by name. She turned to me and I said congratulations one more time. She flashed me a grateful smile and followed her mother out the door.
Ok, ok, I know I'm no hero, but I did insist on remaining positive and supportive in the face of angry adversity. Here is my challenge to you! Smile at strangers, hold open doors, let a car in ahead of you now and then. Look at every day as your chance to bring a little more peace and happiness into the world. When someone annoys you, forgive them immediately and remember that they really are just doing the best they can, just like you are. We are the ones we have been waiting for, so no more waiting!
Blessings my friends, Kristi