The Pretender

6 Jan

Completely agree – and the penultimate comment about people reinforcing existing beliefs and refusing to be educated may just be the biggest hurdle. Thanks for saying it, Melanie ~ Blessings!

Hey Man, It Was A Piece of the Salmon

You know how I like to use a song title or whatever for my titles, and I could use this one for so many things, but I think I’ll let politics win this one. Or politicians, anyway.

Let me begin by making my usual remark that I hate politics. But I don’t really mean that, because you can’t. What politics actually means is “the methods by which we run society” and you can’t really hate that. You can disagree with versions of it, but unless you are completely apathetic over how it’s done you can’t exactly hate that there is a choice here.

Unfortunately all too often these days when people talk about politics what they mean is a very silly running argument about which party is best. It is party politics I can’t stand. This whole “there are only two ways to do anything, and my party has chosen…

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Conscious Quickie: Change

6 Jan

Conscious Quickie for January 6, 2017 is Change.

Here we are, almost a week into the new year, and it is a good time to be conscious of change. Many of us resolve to make various changes, so how is it going? Are we remaining conscious of the many ways change can affect us, or that we can effect change? Is there one main thing you seek to change this year? It is never too late to change, even though some people believe ‘you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.’ Change is a constant thing, as nature shows us. We can change with each breath we take, since the one we take now is different than the last. Our conscious awareness is the same way; what is true now often changes with greater understanding. Do not sweat the details, but remain aware and conscious of the little steps we can take to change every day ~ Blessings!

Conscious Quickie: Heritage

5 Jan

Conscious Quickie for January 5, 2017 is Heritage.

“In everything you say and do, you bring your heritage along with you.” This little rhyme suggests that we are the sum of our parts…our heritage. There is another saying that tells us we are the result of generations of love. Our being here is the evidence that we have a history to honor, and a deep background that goes farther back than many of our working memory banks will recall. Some of us attuned to energy and consciousness may be able to recall some bit of our heritage, whether it is personal or cultural. In expanding our consciousness to consider heritage, rather than keeping our heritage strictly in the past, let us consider that we breathe some renewed life into it on our leg of the journey. Are we the best we can be, and do we honor our heritage in all that we say and do? ~ Blessings!

Conscious Quickie: Service

4 Jan

Conscious Quickie for January 4, 2017 is Service.

Service is a heart-generated action, generally attributed toward a greater good. We may take on the action of service for one person or many. Despite the often-prevailing idea that services should be paid for, there are many benefits to non-profit-related service. Gifting service, or being of-service without the idea of getting something back immediately, reinforces the ‘good that comes back to us’ in a roundabout way. We may offer a service directly, yet reap larger dividends when we least expect it. Many people put their lives at risk in the performance of service, which makes it a critical topic to consider. Today, we contemplate the many ways we may be of service and extend these heart-based loving actions to others. ~ Blessings!

Conscious Quickie: Love

3 Jan

Conscious Quickie for January 3, 2017 is Love.

Love, and the things we do because of it. It tugs on our hearts to have to think of the holidays being over and getting back to work or school. Love challenges us to consider all that we do for love. We strive to learn and grow every day, out of love for ourselves and our loved ones. Many of us do the daily trudge off to work and back every day to earn money to keep our families going. Perhaps some of us are manifesting newer ways of aligning ourselves “with love” in all that we do; combining more time at home with family as we work. We can grow in love every day, realizing it as the cause behind every action we take. ~ Blessings!

Conscious Quickie: Family

2 Jan

Conscious Quickie for January 2, 2017: Family

We all come from and belong to some type of family. Family is an integral part of our heritage and societal structure. Whether we consider a family as one that consists of a married couple or a small, ‘nuclear’ family, or one much larger that includes aunts, uncles, and ‘cousins by the dozens,’ the concept of being in a family is pretty much what we define it to be. There are those who are without family, yet find those who extend love and care that is more than a mere friendly encounter or relationship. For our human family as a whole, we are part of a much larger family of creation; one sphere in an ecosystem; a string in a tapestry that comprises the cosmic whole. We must maintain awareness and active consciousness with all our family members ~ Blessings!

Conscious Quickie: Choice

2 Jan

Conscious Quickie for January 1, 2017 is Choice.

All we do is a matter of choice; all that matters is choice. The choice options we have may vary between two things, such as in the flip of a coin, or we may have the choice from a multitude of options. When it comes to choice there are usually a plethora at hand. But, to make the ‘best’ choice, we may be systematically and maybe culturally designed to make our choice from the best of two, or the two most prominent: the proverbial fork in the road. Conscious growth asks us to become more aware of the larger number of options we have at our disposal, and to think outside the box. When faced with choice in this new year, consider the broader options we each have, then make the best choice that rings true with you ~ Blessings!