A Reason, A Season or A Lifetime: Why People come into our lives

We’ve all heard of the saying “People come into your lives for a reason, season or a lifetime”

I believe this is so true.

I consider everyone I come into contact with as a teacher on my life’s journey, even when the “lesson” I need to learn is painful.

To all my friends, exes and family, this one’s for you:

This poem “Reason Season Lifetime” says it all…

Reason Season Lifetime

By:  Brian “Chew” Chalker


People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually. They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are. They are there for a reason,you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die, Sometimes they just walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilleed; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.
 When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually ends.

LIFETIME, relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway);, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for being part of my life…..

Valentine’s Day Is For Everyone: Following The Path To Self-Love

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday to celebrate, I know a lot of single people who cringe at the thought of spending this day alone when couples are out and about being all gooey and stuff…

I bet a lot of you single folks out there in Cyberland think about Valentine’s Day this way:

As a person who spent many a Valentine’s Day alone in my younger years, I also used to cringe whenever this day would roll around but after a while I found I could have a lot of fun by pampering myself on this day, too…

HOST A SINGLE’S VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Invite your single friends to a Pro or Anti-Valentine’s Day party and meet up at a restaurant like in the 2010 movie “Valentine’s Day” like Jennifer Garner’s character…

Below is the YouTube link to this hilarious scene in the 2010 movie “Valentine’s Day” where Jennifer Garner’s character makes it known how much she dislikes Valentine’s Day so much she hits a heart pinata’ with all her might at her “I Hate Valentine’s Day” party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS8G9Qcze6g

YOU CAN ALSO HOST A

“NATIONAL SINGLES AWARENESS DAY PARTY”

HEALTHY SELF-LOVE AND BEING INDEPENDENT ARE PART OF THE JOURNEY OF LOVE…

Pamper yourself: Go to a spa, take yourself out to dinner or meet some friends for dinner, buy yourself flowers and/or something special, YOU ARE WORTH IT…

Everyone wants a stable, loving partner and a partner is a mirror reflection of what you feel about yourself,

so treat yourself well! What you think, you are and will attract the same to yourself…

PEEL AWAY THE LAYERS OF THE PAST THAT HOLD YOU BACK FROM GIVING AND RECEIVING LOVE…

Forgive and set yourself free from past hurts and the people who hurt you…

We all live a duality, our dark and light sides.

We know both our angels and personal demons…

We need to reconcile with both sides.

CHANGE THE VOICES INSIDE YOUR HEAD, MAKE THEM LIKE YOU INSTEAD

I can’t praise the artist Pink enough for writing her very healing song “Perfect” as she makes it clear that people need to stop the negative self talk and to love themselves unconditionally.

http://youtu.be/-BIye98Ryic

Thank you Danielle S. for this quote:

“We need to move from seeing to believing to believing what we see which is necessary for manifesting those positive changes .”

In the video below titled “Attract Love: Valentine’s EFT Tapping”, David Childerley talks about how you can heal and love yourself and in return, attract someone who will love you unconditionally.

Brad Yates will then do an Emotional Freedom Tapping exercise to change negative subconscious programming into love for yourself which will attract someone of the same energetic vibrational match.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDx_7IG_vV8

I feel external markers are the noticable things we don’t like about ourselves to make the changes we wish to do for ourselves. 

They don’t define us, they shine a light on the lessons we need to learn.

There’s a way to do this, on my journey of self-discovery I have learned from the following:

FIRST STEP: GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY BY NOT SETTING LIMITATIONS ON YOURSELF

SECOND STEP: DON’T EXPECT TO BE FULFILLED BY SOMEONE ELSE, IT IS UP TO YOU TO FILL WHATEVER VOID NEEDS TO BE FILLED WITHIN YOUR SOUL.

Best-selling author Shakti Gawain wrote a magnificent book named

“Living In The Light: A Guide to Personal and Planetary Transformation”

Shakti drives home the point that the “old school” way of finding our soul’s happiness was external and through your partner which results in disappointment.

Whatever void we are feeling, we are going to attract a partner with this same void, mirroring our “need” not a “want” type of relationship.

All relationships are mirrors for the way we feel about ourselves.

I’ll quote Ms. Gawain:

Relationships in the old world have an external focus- we try to make ourselves whole and happy by getting something from outside ourselves.  Inevitably, this expectation results in disappointment, resentment, and frustration.

Either these feelings build up constantly and cause continual strife, or they are suppressed and lead to emotional numbness.  Still, we cling to relationships out of emotional insecurity, or go from one to another searching for that missing piece that we haven’t yet found.

In the past, most people were willing to hang onto an essentially dead relationship for an entire lifetime because it gave them physical and emotional  stability

We’re willing to let go of old forms to search for these ideals, but we don’t know where to find them.

Most of us are still looking outside of ourselves sure that if we just find the right man or woman to be with we’ll be blissfully happy.

We must move forward into the unknown to create a whole new level of relationship: the one with ourselves 

Relationships are not outside- they are inside of us; this is the simple truth that we must recognize and accept.

My true relationship is my relationship with myself- all others are simply mirrors of it. 

As I learn to love myself I automatically receive the love and appreciation from others that I desire.  If I am committed to myself and to the truth, I will attract others with equal commitment. My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another. 

Enjoying my own company allows me to have fun with whomever i’m with and feeling the aliveness and power of the universe flowing through me creates a life of passionate feeling and fulfillment that I share with anyone with whom i’m involved.

KNOW THYSELF

By this I mean really go within and see what makes you…Well, you…

THE YIN/YANG PRINCIPLE: BALANCING YOUR MALE AND FEMALE INFLUENCES

Men and women both have Yin/Yang aspects of ourselves a.k.a. Male/Female aspects

The Yin/Female aspect of ourselves is receptive and intuitive while the Yang/Male aspect of ourselves are masculine and active

To balance these energies, we must let the female aspect of all of us to guide us with her intuition and let the male aspect of ourselves to take action on this intuition.

I realized that I am utilizing my male aspect of taking action and not listening to my female intuition.

This explains a lot of why many times I felt powerless, I had very little direction and was not listening to my intuition, my own truths which I have suppressed for so long…

BALANCING YOUR TYRANT/REBEL

The tyrant side of ourselves always want to get things done while the rebel says “No, take it easy!”

We balance these aspects of ourselves by setting realistic goals and pacing ourselves.

BALANCING YOUR VICTIM/RESCUER

The victim in us wants to be rescued from the harshness this world can give us, the problem is we put all the blame and our responsibilities onto someone else, which is not fair.

The rescuer assists the victim and takes on way too much, causing bad feelings, resentment and self-neglect…

I am a rescuer, I find I attract victims to myself and i’m all too happy to help them, but one problem kept surfacing: I wasn’t taking care of myself, I was ignoring my needs and getting myself lost in other people’s lives.

I wasn’t living my life in balance…

The key word here is BALANCE in all the above aspects we all have.

Once again I will quote Shakti Gawain:

What does it mean to take care of yourself? For me it means trusting and following my intuition.  It means taking time to listen to all my feelings-including the feelings of the child within me that is sometimes hurt or scared-and responding with caring, love, and appropriate action. It means putting my inner needs first and trusting that as I do this, everyone else’s needs will get taken care of and everything that needs to be done will get handled.

Here are a few more ways to get to know yourself:

ASTROLOGY gives you an accurate portrait of your personality traits and is great to check compatibility between two people…

Like a sparkling diamond, our personalities have many facets…

We have a Sun Sign that is ours since the moment of birth, mine is Saggitarius, this is my soul, I love expanding my knowledge, typical of a Saggitarian…

The Ascendant, or rising sign is what people see you as, mine is Virgo, I give the appearance of organization

The Moon Sign, is our emotional side, mine is Cancer, very nurturing and a homebody.

Simply, your sun sign rules your personality—it’s your soul. Your moon sign rules your emotional core—it’s your heart. Your rising sign rules your outer appearance—it’s your book cover.

A great site that explains all of these more fully is Divine Caroline:

http://www.divinecaroline.com/32649/59570-do-moon-rising-signs-mean

NUMEROLOGY is the same, only you calculate your birthdates and names for compatibility.

Here is the site I use:
http://www.romancestuck.com/astrology/numerology.htm

PAST LIFE REGRESSION gives you insight on what in your past (this life or before) situations are holding you back…

A well-known healer who does Past Life Regressions is Dick Sutphen and he has a wonderful list of

e-books you can instantly download as well as regression audios you can use at home. 

Here is Dick’s site:

http://www.dicksutphen.com/

Contemplation, spending time alone, writing down things that you feel are holding you back.

NOTE TO SELF: TREAT YOURSELF WITH UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

FORGIVING AND RELEASING YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Emotional Freedom Tapping: This is saying positive affirmations while tapping your accupressure points, very effective…

David Childerley leads you in a short, instructional video on forgiving yourself and releasing fear using a Huna (Hawaiian) method of Emotional Freedom Tapping.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0XFMxht8Uw&feature=related

Instead of dreading Valentine’s Day when you’re not with a partner, take this day to nurture and pamper yourself, but most importantly love yourself right here, right now.

I look very much forward to your feedback and shared experiences, I hope this Valentine’s Day you will go down the path of love, your own special journey to self awareness and most of all, self love as you will attract someone who is going to treat you with the same love and respect you give yourself.

This is only the beginning, treat yourself with unconditional love and see all the good you’ll get in return for when you emanate love it comes back to you ten fold…

Enjoy your journey on the path to self-love!

Have a Happy and Nurturing Valentine’s Day!

Much Love,

Susan

Happy New Year 2012: A Personal And Planetary Transformational Year Of New Beginnings…

Happy New Year 2012!!!

A newer, brighter year and Earth Cycle has begun…

THESE TIMES, THEY ARE-A-CHANGIN’…

Folk Singer Bob Dylan wrote and sang this song about the historical changes made in the 1960′s which I feel applies for today, too…

Below is a link to this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCWdCKPtnYE

WE’VE WITNESSED HUGE CLIMATE, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGES THAT STARTED IN 2011…

CLIMATE CHANGES:

We’ve heard much about Global Warming and it’s effects on our planet.  Also, a lot of birds seemed to have dropped out of the sky because of the changes in the Earth’s magnetic/gravitational field.  These are all symptoms of a changing planetary cycle, not the end of the world.

The article below is a positive one about the Earth’s magnetic field being younger and stronger than we think…

http://creation.com/the-earths-magnetic-field-evidence-that-the-earth-is-young

DECEMBER 21st, 2012 THE END OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR, NOT THE END OF THE WORLD…

Here is an article by NASA that illustrates this point:

 http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012-guest.html

This past April 2011, I made a trip to one of the Mayan Ruins of Chaccoben, there our guide Diana, a Mayan herself,  explained that a new cycle for the Earth would begin and that the popular myth of world destruction is just not true. 

I’d say that is something to look forward to and Metaphysicians say the same thing.  We are leaving the Piscean Age and going into the Aquarian Age, one of unity, charity and compassion. 

Daniel Akner is a Master Psychic who explains the upcoming “shift” not only with our planet Earth but also the shift in our perception of things 2012 has in store for us all…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9TS-CrOYtw&feature=share

Here is a link that will explain this more in detail:
http://souledout.org/cosmology/ages/transitionages.html

THE DEATHS OF WAR MONGERS IN 2011: NOT A COINCIDENCE…

 Terrorist Osama Bin Laden and his accomplices,  Mohammar Ghadaffi and most recently, South Korean Leader Kim Jong Il, whose many threats of Nuclear war made many of us cringe.

To me this is not all coincidence, as we are currently in the process of Transformation, a new Paradigm Shift, meaning less about material wealth and power and more about service and sacrifice for the betterment of others.

Like Bob Dylan sang his famous song “Times are a changin” back in the 1960′s, these are times of rapid change and I say for the better.

The Occupy Movement

Last September 17th, tired of “Corporate Personhood”  and inspired by the recent uprising of citizens in Egypt and Tunisia for a better government, a large group of people in a movement named “Occupy Wall Street” decided to peacefully assemble at Wall Street District’s Zuccotti Park in New York City that has sparked “Occupy” movements all over the U.S. as well as England and Spain.

For more information about Occupy Wallstreet, here is their site:

http://occupywallst.org/about/

Just this past October I was in my very first march protesting Corporate Personhood with Occupy St. Pete, it really felt great to be a part of this paradigm shift happening right now.

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WILL BE MADE, TIME FOR A BRAND NEW START TAKING US FROM TRANSITION TO TRANSFORMATION:

BUTTERFLIES ARE UNIVERSALLY KNOWN AS A SYMBOL OF TRANSFORMATION, AS THEY START OUT AS A WORM, TRANSITION IN A COCOON AND THEN EMERGE TRANSFORMED AS BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES…

SHIFT HAPPENS:

IT’S MY OWN PERSONAL BELIEF THAT 2012 WILL BE A TRANFORMATIONAL YEAR FOR EVERYONE AS WELL AS OUR PLANET BECAUSE BOTH THE EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD AND OUR OWN PERSONAL MAGNETIC FIELD CALLED OUR AURIC FIELD WILL BE IN TUNE AND A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH A POSITIVE SHIFT IN THINKING.

The link below is my very first sermon named

“Shift Happens: Change Your Thoughts To Change Your Life”

 In this video I show how just a simple shift or change of thought pattern can change your life, I have included an exercise to help release negative thought patterns and talk about both the Earth’s magnetic field as well as our own a.k.a. “The Human Auric Field”…

http://youtu.be/qZ_uKfO0Ayk

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: COMMITTING YOURSELF TO NEW BEGINNINGS…

Whether it is a desire to lose weight, make amends with other people or just want to make a brand new start in life, taking it one day at a time is the best way i’ve found to make positive changes.

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS

I first heard of this through Louise L. Hay’s book “You Can Heal Your Life”

as a way of changing your auric field and healing you mentally, physically and spiritually.

I do this everyday and it helps tremendously.

The best results are when you stand in front of a mirror and state positive things about yourself.

I like to say:

“I’m safe, i’m loved, i’m blessed by God above”

Emotional Freedom (EFT) TAPPING

This is tapping on your acupuncture points with your fingers while saying different affirmations.

David Childerley has excellent healing EFT videos on a variety of subjects, below is one about forgiving yourself and taking back your power from fear…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0XFMxht8Uw&feature=related

NUMEROLOGY: CALCULATING A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Last year for New Year’s 2011 I had published this blogpost about what Numerology calculates for our upcoming year ahead…

I’ll show you an example:

I’ll add my birthdate November 30th

11/30   1+1+3+0+=5

I’ll then add the New Year 2012

2+0+1+2= 5

I’ll add my birthdate number 5 to the New Year number 5

Which is 10 (anything above 9 gets broken down and added again)

1+0=1

Giving me a Number 1 year of New Beginnings for the next cycle of 9 years.

After calculating your birthdate and the year 2012 numbers click on the chart below which will tell you what is in store for you this upcoming year:

Personal Year 1. . . .A New Beginning In Your Life
The current year is the beginning of a new nine year cycle for you. It holds the promise of being an exciting new adventure, with life taking on new challenges that pave the way for the next cycle of nine years in your life. This is a time to clarify your goals and it is a time to act on them. Hard work may be necessary to get a new venture moving. Your physical strength will be up during this year, perhaps higher than it has been for some time, as you have some special needs for this extra energy. If you are unable or unwilling to answer the call to change and make the move in your life the appears necessary now, your prospects may be delayed until the next cycle begins in nine years. Because of this, you feel like an adventure, a major change in your life, something new. New goals should be clearly set and worked toward, as this is really a new beginning of a nine year cycle and it is best not to dwell on the past at this time. This will be fairly easy for you to do because most of the problems and disappointments of the past will tend to disappear, leaving the way open for these new challenges. This is a great time; use it to its full advantage.
 
Personal Year 2. . . .Development, cooperation, and waiting
This is a number 2 personal year. A personal year 2 is a wait and see time; a year when you will find yourself in the background and very much in a stage of development. This is not a time to force the issue and try to move forward. It is a time for cooperation and building relationships that will benefit you in the future; a year for accumulating and collecting. Aggressiveness will cause problems now. You must be prepared for delays, detours, stoppages and you must be patient. This is a time of small contribution, of helping, and details must be taken care of when they come up. You may give time and effort to further another’s work. This year may be a test to your self-control and emotional sensitivities. This is a time to improve your abilities to work with others in a productive way and this can be difficult for you if you have chiefly worked alone in the past. Keep calm, cool, and pleasant. You may experience a degree of nervous tension during this period; the two year brings a tendency to emotional extremes including depression. Very deep relationships with a person of the opposite sex (including marriage) may be more apt to occur during a 2 year. If married, there is apt to be a deepening of feeling in the relationship during a 2 year.
 
Personal Year 3. . . .Social expansion & creative successes
This is a number 3 personal year. This is a social, happy year, and it generally tends to exude bright and cheerful vibrations. This is a year when you will want to check up on old friends and broaden your social circle to include some new ones. Romance and love affairs may bloom. You are inclined to live life to its fullest now, even if you have to pay the consequences later on. You are likely to be more sociable and the bridle of responsibility will seem to be loosened a bit. You are inclined to scatter your energies and undertake too many things at the same time. You can safely take some time off to enjoy yourself, but resist the temptation to completely give in to having a good time; keep your goals in mind. A 3 personal year is a good time to expand personal creative talents, particularly those related to the arts and verbal skills. Recognition in this regard is likely this year.
 
While this can be a happy year as far as personal expression and activities are concerned, it may be a disastrous year on the business scene. A generally frivolous attitude in that environment can cause rash decisions and impractical, unfinished schemes. This is not likely to be a very good year for your finances, and it is fortunate that the next year is designed to compensate these effects.
 
Personal Year 4. . . .Hard work and slow, but steady progress
This is a number 4 personal year for you. The previous year frivolity will now be truly forgotten, as the facts of life are clearly spelled out. This is a year of hard work and effort when one must knuckle down to the task at hand. A year of digging in and hoeing, a reestablishment of self-control. In many ways, however, it is a frustrating year, when considerable effort fails to produce dramatic results. One step forward and two back may seem to be the case most of the time. This is an organizational period and you must look at your current and past performance in a very hard light. It is a time to get organized and bring yourself down to earth. Responsibilities will increase, magnifying the effort and hard work needed to maintain a reasonable level of existence. Health and diet should be carefully scrutinized this year, as physical resistance is low and you may become more susceptible to ailments. A tidying up of affairs is now in order, as you must make ready for a very hectic year ahead.
 
Personal Year 5. . . . Feeling Loose and Free
This is a number 5 year, a year of major change in your life. Horizons are expanded and growth is less impeded. You are likely to make a number of new friends this year as social activities are expanded. This is a year that has brought/will bring excitement and adventure and a good deal more freedom than you have experienced in recent years. This is a time for feeling loose and free; for moving away from old routines in a constructive way. If you became bogged down during this past year, now is the time to seek out new directions.
The problem with a personal year 5 is the tendency to scatter energies in all directions. Your ability to do detail work is limited now and it will make you feel very confined. In all, this a free-wheeling year that is liable to bring major changes to your life; your career, your family situation, your residence.
 
Personal Year 6. . . . Love, Family, Home and Responsibility
This is a number 6 Personal Year for you. A personal year 6 tends to bring on increasing responsibilities and a deepening concern for family, loved ones, and close friends. It may be a year when you are called on to make some adjustments in your life, or sacrifices for those in your family or close circle of friends. This is not really a year for major accomplishments, but rather a time to handle those adjustments to your plans that may be necessary or required, and for finishing projects started earlier. Endeavors will seem to be moving so very slowly throughout this year. You should expect to have a very good year so far as family, domestic, and romantic matters are concerned. Your emotional interchange with those who are close to you should be at its very best during this particular year. The important thing is to be willing to accept a slower pace and be sure to enjoy the peace and harmony that the personal year number 6 will bring.
 
Personal Year 7. . . . a time for analysis and understanding
A 7 personal year promises to be a very introspective year, a period of some pause and reflection between very active years in your life. This year should provide you with some time for gaining some understanding of yourself, and you are apt to spend a good bit of time in contemplation. It will be good for you to spend time alone or in quiet activities, as free from outside responsibilities as possible. You should try to get away from business pressures. This is a good year to reflect on the past and plan for the future. This will not tend to be a year of action, but rather a year of waiting and development. One of the most profitable activities in with to engage during a personal year 7 is that of study and writing, for your ability to think clearly, analyze, and integrate your thoughts is peaked now. Your capacity for research and understanding is at its very best. It would not be unusual for you to take on an appearance of coolness and detachment during a 7 year. Certainly, it is best for you to focus your attention on your talents and your skills in an effort to use the time you have now to refine them. Perhaps you can find the time to gain more education, or simply spend free time in reflection and meditation.
 
Personal Year 8. . . . Attainment and capital gains
This is a number 8 personal year for you. This is your power year, a period when you can make important strides in you life. Coming after a very slow and introspective period (the personal year 7), you may start feeling some stirrings of ambitions. This is a year of big decisions and major achievements. Activity is your keynote now, and you will find yourself very much involved and occupied. Opportunities for advancement and recognition for past and current work is likely to come about during this year. You have things going for you so long as you take advantage and act. It is easy for you to branch out and expand in a businesslike manner. If you are at all inclined, this is the time to exude self-confidence and authority, because others will tend to be receptive to your leadership and control. Your power and status potential is at a peak of the nine years personal epicycle that concludes at the end of the next year.
 
Personal Year 9. . . . Reflection and Reaching Out
This is a 9 personal year for you. This is a year of completions, ending, and a time when you are apt to take inventory of the many factors in your life, some of which you are no doubt proud of, and others that you may want to change. You are likely to scrutinize old values, ideals, and the ideas that you thought were important. This should be a time when you become more involved with other’s and giving may become more important that merely looking out for yourself. You may also become aware of a lure to commune with nature, as escapist desires become much stronger than in the past. A lot of things that you have been working for should come to completion during this year, and you will tend to clear the deck for the beginning of a new nine year cycle.

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I WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY, HEALTHY, ABUNDANT AND  TRANSFORMATIONAL YEAR, EVER!

Spread your Butterfly wings and fly!

MANY BLESSINGS,

Susan


Nature’s Elixr: The Ultimate Fixer Of Mind, Body and Soul

When you’re feeling stressed out and need relief the best thing to do is go for a walk in nature.

Negative Ions are particles of energy found in nature and are very beneficial for healing your mind, body and soul…

High levels of negative ions …
Are desirable. They’re naturally found in places like the beach, in the mountains, in the country, in pine forests, near waterfalls, and many other places that people like to be — all the places that we feel good after we visit them.

“…Negative ion exposure appeared associated with feeling better about self, less sensitive, and more responsive or innervated (energized).”
Journal of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicinee

Depression & Mood
Negative ions also have been shown to help lift mood, alleviate depression and seasonal affective disorder (winter depression or SAD). There is even a patent by a prominent researcher and institution for the treatment of depression with negative ions.

MORE INFORMATION ON NEGATIVE IONS AND NEGATIVE ION GENERATORS:

http://www.negativeiongenerators.com/negativeions.html

A REALLY GREAT SONG THAT ILLUSTRATES YOUR MOOD BEING LIFTED WHILE BEING IN NATURE IS THE SWEDISH GROUP “ACE TO BACE” SINGING

“It’s a Beautiful Life”

The lyrics say it all…

Take a walk in the park when you feel down

 There’s so many things there that’s  gonna lift you up

see the nature in bloom, a laughing child

Such a dream…Ohhh it’s a beautiful life…

It’s been officially Autumn for a few days and it’s got me thinking about the newer, fresher crisp air and of course, the bursting bright colors of falling leaves that always seemed to “crunch” below my feet.

I love nature and especially Autumn, it’s always been a magical time of year for me and it got me thinking about all those times I sought solace in the parks on Long Island, NY. and how much better I felt walking around, observing nature and snapping a lot of photos.

This would snap me out of any “funk” I was in…

Popular Musician Jason Mraz sings “Outdoors” to the tune of his famous song “I’m Your’s”

and sings about the happiness you get from being outdoors…

Three Dog Night sings “Out In The Country”

This song really expresses how healing nature is, the lyrics say it all:

Whenever I need to leave it all behind
Or feel the need to get away
I find a quiet place, far from the human race
Out in the country

Before the breathin’ air is gone
Before the sun is just a bright spot in the nighttime
Out where the rivers like to run
I stand alone and take back somethin’ worth rememberin’

Whenever I feel them closing in on me
Or need a bit of room to move
When life becomes too fast, I find relief at last
Out in the country…

Seasons change…

It’s always nice when the seasons change, the landscape changes into many palettes of color.

Whether it is The white snowy Winters, The pastel colors of Spring, The bright colors of Summer or the beauty of Autumn, you’ll find yourself getting a lot of mental, emotional and spiritual healing looking around at nature’s finest art…

Photo by Indira Jaigobind ©2010

Eva Cassidy sings “Who Knows Where The Time Goes?” a song about the changing seasons.

If you are artistically inclined nature can calm and clear your mind and also inspire your music, art and writing…

Below are two poems that I wrote after enjoying nature:

My poem “Autumnal Bliss”

Photo by Susan M. Sabella © 2007

Crisp, colored leaves whirl around my feet

The palette of colors on all the old oak trees look so neat

Candy apples, pumpkin bread and cookies taste oh so sweet

This is autumnal bliss, where summer ends and it’s time to slow down

Enjoy the cooler weather and enjoy going into town

Reap the rewards of nature’s bounty

Take a sip of hot apple cider with a stick of cinnamon

Time to go within

Enjoy the moment and let it sink in

Take a stroll in a park, breathe…

Let the gentle Autumn winds caress and take you away…

Let your mind stray

Notice how each leaf on the tree changes

Much like how life rearranges

A new beginning comes from another end

A new journey is up around the bend

Fall Splendor, A time to render

All the possibilities Life has to hold

Now surrender

For this is Autumnal Bliss

Nature’s kiss

To remind us to go within and seek what we need to find

Fulfillment and peace of mind

© Susan M. Sabella 2010

Photo by Susan M. Sabella © 2010

My Poem “Nature’s Elixr”

Nature’s Elixr

The ultimate fixer

of

Mind, body and soul

Senses become ignited

Your soul becomes excited

Let nature take control

Sweet surrender

You walk outside, feel that breeze, through your hair and through the trees

Take a walk on the beach

Feel the sand between your toes

Making you feel good

Taking away all your woes

Like a butterfly you will transform

You’ll feel calm after any storm

© Susan M. Sabella 2011

Photo by Susan M. Sabella © 2010

I hope you take some time today to get some fresh air and take in those Negative Ions for healing your mind, body and soul.

Before you know it your spirit will be soaring like the Seagull in the photo I took above…

Enjoy it!

Love,

Susan

Photo by Susan M. Sabella © 2007

Great Songs To Get Yourself Out Of A “Funk”

FEELIN’ GOOD IS WHAT WE’RE PAVIN’ THE WAY FOR – SOMETIMES YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE THE BITTER WITH THE SWEET…
 
 
We all get those days where we are in a “funk”and not
feeling good.  I hope the following songs help you as
much as they’ve helped me, enjoy!
 

START BY CELEBRATING  ANOTHER DAY OF LIVING…

 
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY, DON’T LET IT GET AWAY…
 
 
YOU’RE FREE TO CREATE A BETTER DAY FOR YOURSELF…
 
START RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW… NO BETTER TIME THAN THE PRESENT…
 
YOU’VE GOT THE POWER!
 
REMEMBER, IT’S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE…
 
Have a great day and remember, it starts with you :)
 

A SLICE OF HUMBLE PIE, PLEASE…

We’ve all heard the saying “everything happens for a reason” but often it doesn’t quite feel that way when things go on the wayside, does it?

It’s all  about  how we perceive things. Either we learn from our situations and move on and help others or we get stuck in a rut “stewing” about it.

I used to be a very judgemental person until I had a slice of my very own Humble Pie.

I used to wonder what made a person goe from “point A” to “point B” on their life’s journey like a homeless person or an addict.

I used to ask myself  “Why can’t he/she fix the problem by just doing what they are supposed to do instead of not forging ahead?”

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES

Joe South sang this song in the early 1970′s about not passing judgements and about putting ourselves in someone else’s “shoes”…

Well, folks, I soon found myself in a predicament with my home in New York.

I got very, very ill and almost lost my life 3 times.

In that space of time, my house in New York went into Foreclosure three times as a result of bureaucratic red tape getting my pension and social security,  although ultimately it was saved by my tenacity to fight for my home and show other folks that our homes are still worth fighting for.

My ex-husband John and I won this battle and were mentioned in an article in The Wall Street Journal titled

“Home Or The Holidays”

By Reporter Ann Zimmerman

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB119603767388403471-lMyQjAxMDE3OTI2NTAyMzU3Wj.html

We got such a huge response from folks wanting to help us. We were overwhelmed by the kindness, encouragement and generosity of everyone who wanted to help.

YOU GOTTA WALK THROUGH THE DARKNESS TO GET INTO THE LIGHT

At first we were embarrassed about our situation but ultimately realized that other people needed to hear our story.

In our journey to keep our home, John and I came to find that so many people out there were giving up and letting their homes be foreclosed upon.

Many times John and I wanted to give up, we were going to be homeless and were filled with despair, we now knew what it felt like to feel defeated and broke as i’m sure a lot of homeless people that were in our situation are feeling now.

Indeed our house situation had humbled us as we didn’t even think about or forsee falling behind in our payments however, we found peace in knowing that by sharing our difficult and embarrassing situation that it in turn has helped countless of other people who were about to just walk away from their homes and gave them hope.

The next phase in my life was dealing with my addiction to food…

NOT  an easy subject for me as I was trim and attractive until 6 years ago in 2005 I had started to gain a lot of weight between my hormonal problems such as High Cortisol (The stress hormone) and overeating almost to the point of getting sick…

I didn’t realize how bad it got until one day I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the person staring back at me.

I got upset and was embarrassed by my appearance.

Talk about literally eating my Humble Pie…

I used to judge people that are overweight by thinking to myself “Why doesn’t  he/she just simply cut down on what they eat?”

It’s not as easy as we think.

There are people who overeat for protection from their past and present associations with people who have hurt them mentally, physically or sexually by building a wall of flab as a buffer.

There are also a lot of people who have glandular and hormonal problems, too and have a terrible time trying to lose weight.

As a sensitive person myself, I do this because i’m like a human sponge absorbing other people’s emotions and take on their problems and food for me is like a sedative.

My boyfriend Lee told me about a  discussion group for a new book

 by renowned New Age author Marianne Williamson named

“A Course In Weight Loss”

This amazing author and book delve deep into your soul and psyche and gets to the root of what we’re holding onto that is just not serving us and shows up in our bodies.

I was so lucky to be a part of this discussion group, I was able to go through the book not only by myself but with a new group of women who shared their experiences and became my friends…

I strongly suggest joining a Meetup group for this book in your area, just type in A Course In Weight Loss for the group and then your zipcode…

http://www.meetup.com/

I was anxious to try it as it has similar principles as “A Course In Miracles”

I wanted to lose the weight in a spiritual way as crash diets that made me binge eat just didn’t work for me anymore.

I am happy to say that I have now lost 26 pounds and maintained this weight loss even though i’m still on my journey to losing another 45 pounds.

I lost 6 of those pounds while being on a cruiseship, talk about phenomenal!

I HAD MY HUMBLE PIE AND ATE IT, TOO…

I had the honor of speaking to Marianne Williamson on the phone with my group and had an amazing breakthrough, she really got into my mind and i’m usually a tough, stoic person that doesn’t show much emotion, however, I cried like a baby and released much of the pain I was holding onto for the past 30+ years and I lost some weight, to boot!

Here I was sobbing to a woman who is Oprah Winfrey’s friend, talk about a slice of humble pie!

That was indeed a miracle for me to feel emotions again as i’ve learned very well as a little girl how to hide and cover up things I was feeling.

It felt great and very liberating to honor my emotions again, and…admittingly…humbling.

I just wanted to sum up here that sometimes we need a slice of humble pie to remind us not to be so judgemental of others as they’re on a whole different journey of their own and they’ll get there in the time they’re supposed to, not our time…

I’ve also learned that only when asked from someone else to help them is when I should step in.

Honor and respect everyone as they’re  fulfilling their life’s purpose in their own time…

Lessons learned, karma burned…

I wish you all peace and happiness on your journey

Love,

Susan

Self-Worth : What Is YOUR Price Tag Valued At?

 

A few days ago a friend of mine had posted a very thought-provoking Facebook Status:

If you’re not being treated with the love & respect you deserve, check your “PRICE TAG”. Perhaps you have marked yourself down. It’s “YOU” who tell people what you’re worth by what you accept. Get off the “CLEARANCE RACK” and get behind the glass case where they keep the “VALUABLES”. Bottom line “VALUE” yourself more….Repost if you like – I just did…plus u might help someone get off the Clearance rack…

This really got me to take personal inventory of myself…

AM I ON THE CLEARANCE RACK OR AM I CONSIDERED A VALUABLE?

A Famous quote sums this up :

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt, ‘This Is My Story,’ 1937

Christina Aguilera shares the same sentiment in her song “Beautiful”

“You are beautiful in every single way

Words can’t bring you down…”

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU CAME FROM

WHAT MATTERS IS WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO…

Don’t let past hurts and perceived failures hold you back from seeing your true value…

As Pink sings in her inspiring song “Perfect” it’s okay to be different and make mistakes along the way as we are still perfect…

 “You’re so mean when you talk to yourself you are wrong”

“Change the voices in your head make them like you instead”

It all begins with how you perceive yourself, the way people treat you is a mirror reflection of how you feel about yourself…

Much Love,

Susan