Sunday, September 13, 2009
I was placed on high dosages of iron and multiple vitamins. "Four weeks and you will be your old self." said my doctor. He was so pleased with himself that I became excited too. I would follow his instructions to the letter.
Funny, my four weeks turned into eight. all the way up to the first day of the reunion I was sure I would wake up well and ready to go. I, however, was in no condition to travel. So, I spent that week and the next continuing to build my energy.
This weekend I received the following DVD from an extremely talented duo, "The King and I". I remember when they recorded this song. At that time they were both going through some very blue times. But working together they lived through their state of depression and this week produced this beautiful video.
"Savin Me" reminds us all that the first step in being saved starts from within.
Their web site www.kingandi.info is loaded with colorful language. So if you feel you maybe offended by strong language, PLEASE DO NOT visit their site. I do hope you enjoy Savin Me!
This song can be purchased at www.kingandi.biz
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This is my open letter to my future. I have taken the time to put into this video how I want my future to progress.
More years than I sometimes like to count, I learned the advantage of writing down what I wanted in my life. To my surprise, I did not always like what I thought I "just had to have." But, there it would be. My must have request bright and shiny starring me right in the face.
Practice taught me the importance of being specific. So when I was introduced to vision boards, I was ecstatic. It was my short cut to my future desires. I walked past that board with my photographs, newspaper clippings and magazine articles neatly glued to my board. I touched it, starred at it and talked to it daily.
By far, my favorite way of being clear about what I want has been with movie making. I love creating movies. It is one of my favorite hobbies. I would love to say that it is the easiest. But that it not the truth. It is the one that gives me the best joy. I enjoy turning a word just so. Or changing the color to fit seamlessly into the next frame. I enjoy the creative process. And adore the final results.
A lot of the depression we suffer with derives from the feeling of uselessness. Creating videos gives me that feeling of usefulness. And, yes, I find that all the process of focusing on what you want and making that clear request works. My two favorite things are;
1. Ask for what I want. Go big or go home. Ask.
2. Then believe I will receive it. That is our job. Having faith.
The how is not and never has been my job. So I wait. If an action is required of me, I will be given inspired thought concerning that action. Then, and only then, I act.
Here is my latest video. It is my no longer private life desires!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I could not wait to get out into the yard to take pictures of the first blooms. I wanted to share the beauty I saw from my windows. But, until today, all I could do was recover and watch from afar. I was in what we who are chronically ill refer to as the dreaded "down time."
Down time is when we are suffering with an illness and our chronic fatigue kicks in. It is almost impossible to do anything other than what is required to live. You know like breathing, eating, going to the bath room. As much as you might want to visit us, and sometimes we want to see you more than you want to visit, it is not a time for company. It is a time for rest and rejuvenation.
Down time can be hard on friends and family. It is impossible for anyone who is not suffering with a chronic illness to understand how important it is to use down time wisely. It means that the person suffering will miss family functions and may have to miss scheduled social affairs. It means that you will not be able to socialize on the phone or the computer. It is self induced isolation. It may be the difference between a short recovery period and not recovering at all.
Those of us who have been ill for a number of years all ready know that during down time, we are really unable to form a thought worthy of conversation. We should be quite and we need to be still. We realize that a lot of feeling are hurt during down time. What the outside love one witness is raw unbound nerves. The words come out cold and uncaring. They are words that are better left unsaid. So when your chronically ill friend or love one says that they will have to bow out of an engagement, count it as a blessing. Then go and enjoy your event.
When they are up again, they will contact you. We always do. We love you!
OK, enough of catching up. Lingering too long on some-one's illness can certainly bring illness to you. One blog that teaches the "Law of Attraction" in every day terms and situations is Carol King at "Law of Attraction Help and "Missing Ingredient Coaching."
Coach Carol's "Missing Ingredient Coaching" site offer individual in depth personalized programs to succeed in attracting your life desires to you. And that includes good health. I have promised to be a better student. The insightful knowledge that Coach Carole offer is priceless.
I am so excited about this "Values Video." As I recovered form my surgery, I formed it in my mind. I could not wait to share the finished product with you. Spring is the perfect time to reinforce your positive values. What better tools than springs blossoms to help demonstrate them.
A special THANK YOU to Carl T at Healing Music Emporium for composing and offering the free mp3 of "In the Sunset." I am sure you will agree that the music is perfect for this video.
Carl offers free music with each post. So, please visit Healing Music Emporium and thank him for this wonderful music.
PLEASE TURN OFF THE MUSIC AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE BEFORE STARTING THE VIDEO!