08 December, 2006

Imagine...

This post is dedicated to John Lennon. It is hard to believe this the anniversary of his death. I cannot imagine a life without his art, his gift to us all. Thank you, John.

This is also my father's birthday. I guess I cannot really imagine my life without his contribution. Wish I had the chance to tell him that.

What is it today that you cannot imagine living without? Air? Food? Music? Puppy breath? Love, love, love? However you answer that question, take some time today to acknowledge and bless that "it" (and I don't necessarily mean e-Bay) in your life.

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Synchronicities are still hoppin' and a poppin' for me lately. I had Kyxy radio on yesterday while I was puttering and cleaning. I am going through stacks of papers that I had stuffed in a box to see what to keep or release or... Just as I picked up a folded piece of paper to open it and read it, a commercial for Westfield Shopping Malls was playing in the background as I opened the paper and the headline was yeah, you guessed it: Westfield Shopping Malls. It was a list of the malls around San Diego and the stores included in each mall. Why in the world I kept that sheet of paper from one of my infrequent mall visits in the first place, let alone uncover it while simultaneously the local radio station was airing a commercial for that very thing...that is no coincidence.I only wish I could figure out the deeper signifigance. It has to be more than a hint to go shopping. And today, while online updating information on my Verizon account page, the radio was playing a Verizon commercial just as I clicked onto the site. Maybe it's just some cosmic wiring I have with Kyxy radio station . . .

want to determine a way to use these "signs" to assist or educate or confirm or...or... there is a vast reservoir of energy here that I want to use for good.

With the new beta blogger options, I might be changing the template and/or format of the blog for the new year (or before). How would y'all feel about my adding certain banner ads that are complementary or connected to topics I blog about? It would not be random ads or supporting websites that I did not agree with --I am just considering all the new options.

Enjoy your weekend.

06 December, 2006

Mid-week Blogger Beta

Hello again.
Returning from another L.A. trip to support my mother and aunt, I come home to a new Beta version of my Blogger. com account. From what I can tell, it does not change much for the readers. I will do some more reading on the beta info and let you know.

Many of you have already visited my new website. (Thank you). I learned that the link to this blog page was not working and that may be because of the new beta version being used and moderated by google. My plan for now, is to keep blogging on this site and update the webpage when and as I can.

I have a bunch of informative tidbits to shar from my favorite news source, "THE WEEK";

• Science is now looking at a way to make cotton (yes, our favorite organic fabric) available to feed the half-billion hungry people on the planet. It seems that the seeds are very high in protein and could be used in baking foods. The next step is to refine it so that the toxic chemical it currently contains, gossypol, is removed. Struggling farmers could harvest cotton, use the seeds for food supplies and the fiber for clothing. This is great news.

• There are many ways to give at the holiday season. Several non-profit organizations that can be accessed online for last-minute donations. There are also several websites that will give you advice as to how your charity dollar is spent. One of the great suggestions is that as a way to teach (role-model) for your children about tithing and giving this year, is to go to the website: Markmakers.org
Parents can buy gift cards online for the children to use on the site so that the kids choose what way they want to donate, books for the poor, vaccines, etc. Every donation is tax-deductible with all proceeds going to the charities that the children choose. Very cool.

Last Friday, I finally went to my first December Nights at Balboa Park. My friend and I got there early which was great because not only did we get good parking, we got to enjoy much of the evening before the huge crowds descended ( I don't do well in crowds). So much art and food. Our favorite part was the Lights of St. Lucia--the Swedish presentation with all the children in their native garb and headresses. Including the sweet little blonde girl in the front with the candle wreath on her head. What made this our favorite time of the night was while listening to the children sing in Swedish, there were two young women there from Sweden (sxchange students, perhaps?) who stood there with tears streaming down their faces as they sang along. It was so dear. And the two Japanese students taking pictures of them added a special international touch.



Has anyone else noticed the perponderance of synchronicities taking place this week? You know--saying the same thing at the same time as someoone else? The phone ringing just as you were talking about the person calling? On Saturday, I landed serendipitously at a free screening of "The Secret" at the Ken theatre. My chiropractor, Dr. Leo Meltvedt of Kensington Chiropractic rented the theatre and showed the DVD for clients and friends What a generous thing to do! This was my second viewing and it had a new richness and significance for me as I wend my way through changes and choices. One thing that I found interesting about this viewing is that Esther Hicks was nowhere in the film. I have to find out why this version did not include her footage. (If anyone knows why this is so for the public screening version, please let me know.)
It is always so much fun to appreciate the cosmic qualities of daily life. We do have a full moon going on tonight. And the more you become aware of these events, the more that become apparent and available to you. Hope this awakens something in you, too.

Are you making your Christmas lists yet???

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