Friday, 30 August 2013

Friday morning Cuppa Joy

It rained last night. Like poured. Torrential. Huge drops. The dry ground literally sucked up Mother Nature's elixir.

This morning it is bright and sunny ... August has returned. There's actually a tinge of green to the dried up grass aka my lawn.

I poured myself a cuppa joe and logged on to start my day. Then I remember it's recycling day which usually escapes me hence I have a stockpile in the garage.
My theory is it's more efficient; the truck makes fewer stops on the route. Honestly, I'd be annoyed having to stop every 20 ft for 1 box. Somehow going 40 ft and picking up 2 boxes seems better.

Anyway, as I was placing the first of many bins at the curb, I saw a man with a shopping cart a few doors down. Ever since the recycling depot opened nearby a few years back, I've noticed folks frequenting our hood gathering refundables.
I brought out a bin of  'money' items (our family's sorting term).

CJ me  FH fellow human

CJ Good morning. You're welcome to these.
FH Why thank you. Aren't you kind this morning. 
CJ  Hey, we're all humans. Have a great day.

Next task: look online for anyone in need of a double bed. I have 2 to donate. Then call Big Brothers & Sisters and sign up for the next truck coming my way. I've got a sorted and boxed pile ready to share. I have a surplus of furniture which I'm delighted to pass on to an 'adopted' son of mine as he moves forward in life and has found a wonderful gal to create a home with.

I am grateful for all the stuff' I have. Hanging onto anything above what I need is a form of insanity. And I do like stuff. Especially the shiny things... however I have come to a place where if something no longer serves me perhaps it can serve someone else. We hang onto way too much stuff - materialistically and emotionally - and when we decide let it go, wow, the rush of energy radiating inside, the feeling of alignment and freedom of the spirit ...

Loving my Friday morning Cuppa Joy

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Say What?

I love hearing wrong. It's far more interesting.

My daughter and I decide to spend the afternoon at the beach. We head off to the market down the road to pick up the most fabulous sandwiches ever. I order mine on marble rye. It's just so pretty I can't stand it.

We get to the till. The cashier and I strike up a conversation.
CJ me  FC  friendly cashier AD  awesome daughter
CJ  We're heading to Peninsula Beach for a picnic. But not the nude beach  I say being silly
FC  Oh I didn't know there was a nude beach there
CJ  Oh ya... cheshire cat grin  Down one end but I've never been there
FC  Interesting. My daughter and I were just out there and didn't notice any nude beach
She looks at my daughter.
FC  Have you ever been there?
CJ  Thought bubble: say what? you're asking my 13 year-old if she's been to the nude beach?
AD um, no I haven't
FC  Well have a great afternoon

We walk away slightly confused. Then I got it. Ah-ha.
Friendly Cashier thought I said "new beach"... ha ha ha ha ha ha

I'm tucking my daughter in at night chatting away. She makes a statement about something which escapes my memory and not key to the funny part anyway...
CJ  Oh bologny  I say out loud
A puzzled look comes across her face.
AD  What?
CJ  Bologny
AD  Oh. I thought you said "Blow me"

That's a Hall of Famer.

Friday, 23 August 2013

To thine own self be true

Sometimes situations in life require us to make changes we simply don't wanna...
But inside you know it's right, it needs to happen. Whatever 'it' happens to be in your reality.

I've had to do this more times than I thought my sensitive nature could take. But, you just gotta. So I've learned - finally! - that when faced in one of these predicaments of life, go ahead and speak your truth.

However, here's the most important part. It's all in the delivery... Yup. That's it. Simple. It's this whole love thing. When we own how we feel and speak from the heart - translation in a kind and respectful manner - we honour ourselves and the recipient of our truth.

Story time

I was uncomfortable with the sporadic inappropriate behaviour of a close relative who had been visiting from out of town. I tried prit'near every ego-clearing-energy-releasing tool in my Harmony Now!* kit and after 4 days I just couldn't do it anymore... I had been thrown out of the vortex much like Auntie Em's house complete with Miss Gulch on the bicycle... I shudder... we're not in Kansas anymore Toto... Way too many flashbacks of the tried-to-forget kind. I broke out in hives on my wrists.

So I hid. For 2 days. Then it was the final night. I wasn't proud of myself. I was angry and I hadn't been very respectful or honouring of this fellow human. They meant no harm. I gather that type of expression is acceptable in their reality.
Just not in mine.

I approached the situation like this:     CJ me  AR annoying relative

CJ   I love you very much, and I apologize for isolating myself, but I am not comfortable with some of our conversations. I tried a couple of times to express boundaries were crossed. We choose to live a peaceful lifestyle in this home.
AR  I didn't mean to upset anyone.
CJ   I understand that. And I love and accept you just the way you are. It is me who is uncomfortable. Thank you for coming. Much of the time was most enjoyable.

We hugged and said goodbye. Although I felt enormous relief there was some guilt hanging about. Human condition.

I'm very much into symbolism, particularly with numbers. I could blog about that daily... sometimes it's so over-the-top freaky I have to ask the Universe to cut it out for a bit. Sheesh. I'm grateful for the love but it can be a lil distracting.

Anyway, later that night while numbing my brain pre-sleep playing Spider Solitaire, the first game ends with a running time of 22:27 and a score of 1113. I notice the triple number sequences. I play one more game resulting in a running time of 11:12 and a score of 2322. I smile. Thank you I say. My eyes glance to the clock on the tablet and it's... 11:12. My heart warms and my feet tingle.

My take on the number sequences... confirmation from the beloved Universe that I was true to my real self. Owning my discomfort. Speaking truth with kindness and respect. No blame. No judgment.

I slept peacefully and woke up the next morning to a hue of pink clouds in the sky, and I felt absolutely marvelous... (and they were gone!)

*um, hope you realize the Harmony Now! kit is a fabrication of my mind. Own yours today!

to my friend: to thine own self p2

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sunday Afternoon

Thankfully cloudy today allowing me to spend my last day of vacation happily blogging, cuppa joy (aka coffee) along with my vape (e-cigarette for those unaware) with the Sunday afternoon flick inspiring me to chat about cool, thought-provoking movies. Love these mind-expanding concepts and I am grateful to those talented humans who are able to bring their creativity to fruition and share!

I am engrossed in John Carter of Mars. Not only visually pleasing (hubba, hubba) John Carter has made an energetic copy of himself and teleported to Mars... With flashes to other lives and other goodies, in my opinion, this movie is cap A awesome.

I already blogged about Foster Gamble's Thrive... more of a documentary format and a definite Must Watch. Another model human... Tom Shadyac (former super-rich guy). I Am* profiles Tom's journey as he shifts the polarity of his beliefs transforming his life. I've also watched a couple YouTube interviews. He's great... living from simplicity (aka singularity... it is what it is). The interviewers at times appear befuddled - they just don't get it and try to break his ideals as they apply their linear beliefs. Tom retains composure at all times, truly living in alignment with himself. Bravo!

The most recent inspiring celeb bit is Ashton Kutcher's talk to Teens.

Let's keep this conversation going world!

The whole Men In Black series... brilliance! Jodie Foster in Contact. Coolness here is the vibration-energy-nonexistent time space stuff. And Matthew McConaughey... People magazine's 2005 Sexiest Man Alive... oh ya.

The Quantum Activist. There's some deep stuff. I've had to watch it a few times as honestly, the thick accent requires me to focus a lil more intently... and I've gotta rambling brain. Be ready to sink into this one.

I've also delighted in the entire Spirit Science series on YouTube. This type of communication works well for me. The clips are animated, concepts are simply presented and encompasses a lotta stuff. I think I watched all 22 episodes over the course of a few days. Utterly captivating!

There is so much available to us, in a myriad of forms. It's time to question everything! Look at things through the chicken and the egg filter. Which came first? What is true? Are we a brain with a heart or a heart with a brain?

I'm a long-time believer that we are energetic beings having an earth walk. These days I feel like I'm on a fast-track of wonderment in this rapidly-changing technical world. Information continuously at our fingertips, the knowledge is coming fast and furious. Pay attention to what's going on and what's truly important and ultimately what feels good. It's fascinating and not to be feared (cause fear doesn't feel so good does it?).

We have an abundance of resources all to help humanity get to that state of alignment and singularity... where we can accept it is what it is and treat ourselves and others with love and kindness.

Whew. Time for a nap...

* I watched on I am on Netflix; lots of other good stuff on YouTube

Thursday, 15 August 2013

There's no place like home

click your heels together three times repeating there's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home...

Home is a beautiful thing. Home truly is where the heart is. Home is that feeling of safety, comfort and belonging. Home has the familiar scent of, well, you.

I'm so happy to be home. Back to what I know, what I've created. No wonder it feels just right.

My circle tour of our vast, incredible, magnificent province visiting branches, leaves and fruit of the maternal-side of my family tree was a mind-blowingly beautiful experience.

All senses were on high alert. Talking, listening, hearing, seeing, touching, feeling.

Wow. Double wow. Connecting with family in the profoundness of Mother Nature. Pleasant random encounters with other humans enjoying what our collective consciousness has manifested here on Planet Earth.

I am inspired as to the level of consciousness, awareness, gratitude, appreciation and love that exists out there, beyond my usual world. How wonderful it is to step outside our normal and see what's going on and what other people know.

In the true sense of it is what it is I have considerable interactions to sort through that will keep me blogging and sharing insights for some time. I've always found human behaviour fascinating hence I love books, stories, movies. The downside is when emotion - um, specifically mine - is involved and being completely objective becomes a looming feat. I digress.

From a duality perspective (i.e. applying a judgement such as positive, negative) my experiences ran the gamut. All were valuable no matter what emotional, ego-based chord was struck within me.

I felt everything. Absolute love, joy, gratitude. Deep sadness and grief. Gathering, processing, reflecting on who are these people and who am I, and how do we fit. A real roller coaster.

Removing the polarity and looking through the it is what it is filter, I cherish every moment, every mile travelled. For me, there exists an undeniable familial bond. A true energetic connection of clan encompassing all that we are.

This pseudo-pilgrimage has been invaluable. I love all of you wacky, weird and wonderful peeps, and I'm damn glad to be home.

Saturday, 3 August 2013


I'm off tomorrow for a 10 day trip with my mother and daughter travelling around our magnificent province to see the extended family.

As Ellen would say, Be Kind to One Another

Back mid-August...