Flashback Friday

Happy Friday? Well if you are happy add your good vibes, and if you are not happy, please take some good vibes. As I have been home for 3 weeks now I am for one feeling the change in lifestyle, both positive and negative, mostly positive. I don’t know about you, but I have been in reflection and experiencing a somewhat life review.

I am of the mind that I create my reality, all of it. When we as humans catch a cold, and I am not talking about CV-19, just a common cold or flu, it makes us stop and pause all daily activity. This seems to be a time we we all globally have to take a pause from our daily mundane routines, and perhaps relax. Also, and most importantly, a time to create. Create in any and all mediums. So, that all sounds so serious but the happy side for me in the creation of my reality process is matching vibrations, selecting a memory that gives me the emotion that matches the outcome of my new reality.

For example, music. We all associate memories and emotions to songs, or music. In my last post I shared The Bee Gees, and I recalled that time, working in the crowded disco after Staying Alive, came out in the theaters. A vivid flashback of the men in their white suits, and blue shirts, with gold chains at the open neck, spinning ladies around the lighted dance floor.

One of my happiest memories occurred at age 13, sometimes in the summer of 1972, tanned and thinking I was so cute in my short navy blue kolats (skorts), and white off the shoulder peasant top. Going to our local park (one of the only places a young teen could go to socialize), early evening, watching baseball, eating corn dogs, swinging under the tall pine trees. The associate song is of course.

Saturday in the Park

Chicago

It could be a cool blog challenge if anyone wants to play? Make a Flashback Friday blog post with a positive memory and song. Link me and I will link you back. Let’s all reconnect, I for one, have a little time now.

Tag you’re it! 

On a spiritual note, and astrologically, tonight there is a conjunction of Mercury and Neptune and from what I read a powerful manifesting energy. I am not an astrologer, so I will leave that to one of them. I just resonated with the information and then I saw a planned global meditation. Let’s empower ourselves, get into our happy places, and do this.

Saturday, April 4

Global Peace Meditation 10:45 p.m. EST

This is a guided meditation you can used at the scheduled time.

Art

“Hippy Chicks”

Ke Robinson

Go visit her and buy her art!

Silver Linings

We are living in a historic moment in time. A world all at home. It has its wonders and its weirdness. I for one was somewhat prepared. Once I found myself teaching online (distance learning) I recalled requesting that, literally when I was first looking for a teaching position I wanted an online position. Although, I am happy that my desires are manifest, be careful what you ask for. I am not in regret for having my desire manifest, I just did not imagine that it would manifest in this manner.

A proclaimed homebody, I am already tired of being at home (it has been three weeks) as I was on Spring Break before. It is so funny for me to be over being at home, me? Really? The silver lining has been observed in various places, from various people: for me learning mad new skills, time to stop and reset, the pollution has left the cities, neighbors are being giving and caring to those in need, and many other things. What say you? Do you see any silver linings in this global “lock down”?

I feel like I have time.

Be safe, be well. Sending out lots of love.

Tibetan Healing Bowls

Edited to add:

The Bee Gees

Because, I can.

The Great Bell Chant

The End of Suffering, in a nice way.

 

Artist:

Ian Fisher

Signs of Spring

As I live in Arizona the joy of Spring is tempered by the onset of Summer. However the pre-Spring season is so beautiful here and I am sure in many places. The butterflies, the birds, the bees, soft sun and gentle breeze. Also I have a break from school -yippee!

I finished the quarter with a poetry project, trying to get teenagers to write poetry was literally like pulling teeth. However, I got a handful of good ones. I won’t be sharing any of them here but I will express my reaction to them. After the molar extraction three of my boys wrote love poems, needless to say I was impressed. A couple of decent love poems from the girls. They also wrote odes, some humorous and some sweet. This project ended just prior to the Parent Teacher Conference, where a couple of brothers were redeemed by the sweet poems they had written about their mother, she cried when the translator read them to her. My student looked at me like, thank you. Always good to write a poem about how much you love your mother before Parent Teacher Conference.

Six of my students will get to attend the literacy event at ASU as a result of their efforts and over Spring Break and I am creating a fabulous Spring Poetry Bulletin board display in the hall outside my classroom.

I also have to clean the garage, fun! (not fun) Enjoying the weather. Happy almost Spring everyone. Only three days left of Mercury Retrograde.

Painting: Monet

This was my 777th post

Kung Hei Fat Choi 2020

 

Happy Year of the Rat, I know a few 1960’s Rats and they are amazing.

The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.

Source

The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day.

In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.

Recent years of the Rat are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

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Quirky me doesn’t like to relinquish Christmas easily, so Saturday I decided to take down my Christmas tree. The outside of the house had been deSantafied, so that the neighbors weren’t aware of my quirkiness. I attacked it and got it done, but being aware of the need to be festive, for me and my sister, I decided to decorate for Valentines and Chinese New Year! I was cleaning, arranging, and redecorating.  I went to a local Asian owned dollar store for more decorations. I bought some Lucky Money bamboo, 2 beta fish, and assorted Valentines paraphernalia, I spent an hour shopping for a Lucky Cat statue with a waving arm. I worked feverishly on getting it just right, and all of this not knowing it was the Chinese New Year. I thought the Chinese New Year was always in February? Well, apparently not.

Kung Hei Fat Choi

(As I was writing Amazon just delivered my Lucky Cat statue)

Lucky Cat = Maneki-neko

 

Art:

Count Yourself Lucky

Merry Sparks

World Turning

 

Happy New Year!

2020

Happy New Decade!

World Turning

What will we create? Have we developed a broadened concept of co-creating our existence? Are we even real? Many a question I have pondered in this remarkable last year. My current beliefs are definitely mutable and in flux. I have always been open to changing, or expanding what I believe. However, I can become extremely dogmatic and passionate about a belief. Now, however, no matter what my current belief about existence, I am open and not at all dug in.

Portals have been of interest in so many ways. I taught my students Through the Looking Glass last quarter and in an endeavor to get them to use a lens I showed them videos of quantum physics and alternate realities. I believe this is a topic many of us enjoy exploring.

Is the World a Simulation

AI

Parallel Universes

Mirror Universe

I want to write a literary analysis through that lens (pun intended. Without a grade at stake I don’t know if I will actually get around to writing it. I am working on a fairy tale and it is going swimmingly (unknown pun intended).

 

Let’s co-create our new year with joy, gratitude, peace, and love. Let’s evolve together.

A Golden Gift

 

I am happy I have magical paradigm, one in which I believe. Just yesterday afternoon I had another visitor, a golden dragonfly. He or she positioned them selves on the branch of a Mexican Bird of Paradise with bright orange blossoms, so that the sun hit it perfectly and light it up like am LED light, like a golden gemstone emanating light. It would take off and return finding that same magical position, over and over. A very cool show. I wonder when others see these things if they too think of magic. Right before writing this I saw them again, this time they were flying in and around the fairy house.

I share this from another blogger, The Golden Dragonfly Society.

 Why the Dragonfly?

As a nymph the dragonfly does not impress.
But his transformation to flight is the best.
Agility and lightness on his wings
Foretells the happiness and joy he brings.
Flitting from side to side and up and down
He’s searching for something all around.
With eyes that provide unlimited vision
He serves as a symbol for self revision.
Shifting perspectives, we see different things
Like changing reflections from his flapping wings.
So he is a symbol for life’s transformation
And all that comes from self realization.
Who would have guessed that the dragonfly’s flight
Would mirror our search for the meaning of life!
— Some One

The totem for me is golden (Archangel Gabriel) as it was from the setting sun in the West, golden communications, transformation, and change. Have a blessed week.

Dare to Dream

Hello friends. I am enjoying a much needed Fall break. Now in a state of reflection, and a bit early for Mercury Retrograde, but re-evaluation. I stumbled upon this series of videos by this film company, Anthony Chen productions, and at first watching some amazing NDE stories. The first one I saw was with Jeff Olsen, and it was truly inspirational. One lead to another which put all Chen’s videos in my feed.  I have felt an uneasiness of late and consider it could be hormonal? However, I am intuitive and I do not like to dismiss my feelings and instincts. So I reflect, I try and reflect without self-judgment but also with self-responsibility and ownership. I do believe my world, my life, and my feelings, are all what I make them. Therefore if I feel uneasy, why?

In my reflection I think, “So, what now? What is the next step toward happiness, life purpose, and expansion?” I feel like I have slipped into the mundane while dealing with realistic, everyday existence. Not okay, and not enough. I wish to be able to function optimally whilst performing a human daily existence. I should be performing from a higher perspective.

This morning I was exploring grad schools and exploring degrees in my old passions, The Arts, and theater. At the same time this video “Dare to Dream“, with Marc Allen, started playing as it lead from another video, as I was reading up on degrees in Children’s Theater, I didn’t even see the title. Marc wrote and discusses his theory The Core Belief Process, from his book “The Greatest Secret of All,” which is as simple as 8 questions (excerpted from his blog):

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This activity can help you deal with any difficult situation or problem in your life. All it requires is answering these questions as honestly as you can, either in your head or on paper:

  1. What is the problem? Just describe the situation, for a minute or two.
  2. What emotions are you feeling? Just name them, in a word or two. Is there fear, frustration, anger, guilt, sadness? Sometimes just the act of naming the emotions will be enough for you to let at least some of them go. At other times, you have to go through all the steps of the process before your emotions shift.
  3. What physical sensations are you feeling? Take a minute to tune in to your body. Briefly describe what you feel happening physically.
  4. What are you thinking about? Take a few minutes and say out loud or write down what has been going through your mind. Is there a repetitive stream of thoughts you’ve been having lately? What are those recurrent thoughts?
  5. What is the worst thing that could happen in this situation? What is the worst-case scenario that you can imagine? If that happened, what would be the very worst thing that could happen to you? It is good to shed some light on your deepest fears, because you come to realize that the chances of those deep fears actually being realized are very slim indeed.
  6. What is the best thing that could happen? What would you like to have happen ideally? What is your ideal scene for this area of your life?
  7. What fear or limiting belief is keeping you from creating what you want? Now we’re getting to the core of the problem: What fear or limiting belief can you identify? State it as simply as you can — the simpler, the better. I’m a fool with money… I don’t have what it takes…. It’s so hard to succeed…. It’s all so stressful and unhealthy….
  8. What affirmation can you come up with that counteracts that negative or limiting belief? Put it in directly opposite words, if you can. Play with it until you find an affirmation that feels good to you and speaks to you in your own unique way. I am sensible and in control of my finances…. I am creating total financial success…. I am now creating abundance in my life…. I am living the life of my dreams, in an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way.
  9. Say or write your affirmation repeatedly over the next days, weeks, and months. Write it down and put it in places where you see it often. Repeat it—or repeat them, if you have several—in the mornings and throughout the day whenever you remember, especially when doubts and fears arise, as they almost surely will. When you repeat it enough, it will become more powerful than your doubts and fears.

When you go through this simple process, startling changes can start to happen almost immediately. You don’t have to believe the process works as long as you see it working in your life, in an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way.

Source

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I am unsure about grad school, or even which degree to pursue if any, but I want to have a limitless scope of dreams.

 

Addendum: I had actually intentionally went to check out the video “Dare to Dream,” as it had been playing as I slept the night before and I wanted to know what had gone into my subconscious. Therefore the material already had an expansive influence on my morning attitude. I did not tell the story wrong on purpose. lol