August 12, 2018

5 Ways To Become Your Own Best Friend 💖

I added the pictures to this message I've shared with you.
written by Naomi Goodlet
[source: LifeHack.org]

Why would you want to become your own best friend? There are a number of benefits to creating your own internal support system rather than relying on your partner, friends or family to be there for you when you’re suffering. Having expectations of other people can lead to disappointment, heartbreak, and relationship breakdown if your expectations aren’t met.

We all have it in us to give ourselves what we need, without seeking it externally.

Of course, it’s great if you have a strong support network, but you could still benefit from becoming more self-reliant. And what about if you have no one to turn to for help, or if your current support people are unable to be there for you?

Isn’t it far better to know how to support yourself in times of need? Here’s how to become your own best friend.

1. Be nice to yourself

The first step to becoming a friend to yourself is to treat yourself like you would treat a friend. That means that you need to stop being self-critical and beating yourself up. Start by acknowledging your good qualities, talents and abilities and begin to appreciate your own unique self.

When you catch yourself thinking up some nasty self-talk, stop and ask, “Would I say this to my best friend?” If not, then reframe your self-talk to be more supportive and caring.

2. Imagine how you would support a friend in the same situation

Think about a loved one, a friend, a family member, someone dear to you and imagine that they are in the same situation you are currently facing. Think about how they’re struggling, suffering, and feeling stuck with this problem, then consider how to best offer assistance and advice to them.

Craft the words that you would say to your greatest friend and then say them gently to yourself. Allow yourself to feel supported, and give yourself what you need.

3. Honor your needs

Following the theme of considering how you would help a dear friend, you need to start taking your own advice and putting your own needs first. Do you need a day off from work? A long hot bath? An early night? A wild night?
Some time to catch up on your reading, cleaning, gardening, creative projects, social life or self-care?

Whatever it is that you need, allow yourself to put it at the top of the list rather than the bottom. Be there for yourself and make it happen.

4. Stand back from your thoughts

Just because a thought pops into your mind, you don’t need to believe it and act upon it. Not all thoughts should be believed. If you’re struggling with negative thoughts like “I’m not good enough” or “I can’t cope with this” remember that it’s your choice whether or not you believe those thoughts.

“Standing back” from thoughts is a mindfulness technique whereby you imagine that your conscious awareness has taken a step backwards, out of your mind. That way you can simply observe the thoughts that pass through, without needing to engage with them. Use it whenever you’re dealing with unhelpful thoughts.

5. Send compassion to the part of you that is hurting

Being a friend to yourself involves adopting and mastering the art of self-compassion. Compassion isn’t forceful or solution-focused. Compassion is accepting, peaceful, and loving, without the need to control or change anything.

Imagine a mother holding a child who has bumped his head. Her compassion is a strong and powerful force. She simply holds her child with loving, comforting, gentle arms and whispers “It will be alright my love.” The child trusts his mother’s words just as you will learn to trust your own words when you speak to yourself.

Imagine yourself as both the child and the mother simultaneously. Offer compassion at the same time as you open up to receive it.

Use these techniques to become your own best friend and start being there for yourself!

God-Moments Give You Success. Beautiful Written Message by Pastor Joseph Prince. ❤

written by Pastor Joseph Prince

God blessed many in the Bible by putting them at the right place at the right time, and He continues to do the same for His people today. Read on and let Joseph Prince show you how, when you turn to God in confidence, trusting in His grace and favor rather than your circumstances, you will find God-moments of success!

God wants to share with you the secret of how to live successfully during this time of financial turmoil.

Ecclesiastes 3:15 says, “That which is has already been”. In other words, what is happening now has happened before—history repeats itself. So we can look at how God supplied for His people then and understand how He provides for us today.

It’s interesting to note that in Genesis, there was a global famine during Joseph’s life, and now in the end times, there is also a global financial famine. We see financial experts at a loss as to what to do next, and the news reports are often negative and depressing. Today’s situation can be described in Ecclesiastes 9:12:

Ecclesiastes 9:12
For man also does not know his time: Like fish taken in a cruel net, like birds caught in a snare, so the sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.

But let me share some good news with you and show you what God is doing during this “evil time”. In Ecclesiastes 9:11, Solomon says,

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I returned and saw under the sun that—the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.

YOU CAN ASK GOD FOR HIS BEST

In the natural world, the fastest person usually wins the race, right? But the Bible says “time and chance happen to them all”. This means that being the fastest to read a financial report or reply an email may not matter, and being the strongest may not win you a legal or financial battle.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 also says that provisions need not flow to the “wise” nor “men of understanding”. In Hebrew, the word “wise” is chakam, which refers to natural wisdom, not God’s wisdom. Chakam was also used of Pharaoh’s magicians and wise men. So it is not true that just because you possess a high IQ, and have a great accumulation of knowledge, qualifications and experience, you will have riches. And favor doesn’t belong only to men of skill, because those who are most skillful may not necessarily have favor.

So the good news is that you need not be the fastest, smartest or most qualified in order to have success. You only need to ask God for His best. What is important for us today is to look to God for His favor and His timing—when God puts you at the right place at the right time, you are blessed.

A SON OF GOD, NOT OF ADAM

It is important to remember that what is happening right now is not from God. This “cruel net” that the world is caught in, this financial famine, was not caused by God. And although “sons of men” may be snared like birds—even financial experts have been taken by surprise and are losing money—this does not apply to you, a believer in Christ.

How do I know this? Let us take a closer look at the term “sons of men”.

There are five Hebrew words for “man”. In Ecclesiastes 9:12—“So the sons of men are snared in an evil time”—the word used is adam, which means mankind or natural man. Therefore, those caught in the evil time are sons of adam, natural man.

Some of you may say, “Pastor Prince, it seems like I’m caught in this net too.” It might seem that way, but you are not. As believers, we are sons of God, not sons of adam. John 1:12 says,

John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name…

So we are all, ladies too, sons of God! And once you are a son, you are a son forever. Your heavenly Father wants to give you success, so let’s find out about being at the right place at the right time.

PROTECTION FROM THE ‘CRUEL NET’

Now, God-moments can mean guidance from being caught in a “cruel net”. Some years ago, a family from our church went to Penang, Malaysia, for a holiday. They were having a good time at the beach when suddenly one of them was seized by a craving for food from another part of the island. They packed up and left, and within an hour, a tsunami hit. That is an example of how God can lead you—even through your stomach cravings—to be at the right place at the right time.

We also have a testimony from a man in our church, whose son worked in one of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. This man always prays for his son, and on the morning the planes hit the twin towers, his son, who is usually punctual, was very late for work for some reason.

Of course, the son was frustrated, but I truly believe you should not complain when you are late—you never know why God slows you down. If there’s a traffic jam, or slow drivers around you, maybe God is using such moments to protect you.

THE TIME OF GRACE

Since it is so important for us to be at the right place at the right time, let us take a closer look at the words “time and chance happen” in Ecclesiastes 9:11. The word “time” in Hebrew is eth. Eth can also mean “in its season”.

Psalm 1:3 talks about the blessed man being “like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season”. Deuteronomy 28:12 says, “the Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.”

Eth is also used for “in the evening”. Under Levitical law, a man who had sores or a bodily discharge was unclean until the evening. I used to wonder why. Then I found out that God had instructed the Israelites to offer two sacrifices, one in the morning and one in the evening. Both times, lambs were offered. (Exodus 29:38–39)

This is interesting because the Bible tells us that Jesus Christ was crucified at the third hour (9am) and that He breathed His last at the ninth hour (3pm). (Mark 15:25; Luke 23:44–46) Thus, He is the Lamb of God who fulfills both the morning and evening sacrifices. So we see that the time of the evening sacrifice is the time of the finished work, the time of grace. Now I understand why a man was unclean until the evening—he was unclean until the evening sacrifice, which speaks of Jesus’ finished work!

THE GRACE ZONE

Just as God answered when Elijah called upon Him in the evening to send the fire that defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:36–38), God will answer your prayers when you pray in the time of eth. This doesn’t refer to the physical time, so don’t only pray or plan important events in the evening! Praying in the time of eth means praying in the time of grace. It is praying in the grace zone.

We can confirm that eth is based on grace and the finished work by using the principle of first mention. In Bible interpretation, when a subject is mentioned for the first time, it carries a special significance.

The first time eth appears in the Bible is in the story of Noah. Noah sent out a raven to see if the flood waters had receded and if there was dry land, but the raven did not return. Then he sent out a dove, which returned as there was no dry land to rest. Seven days later, Noah sent the dove out again, and “the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth”. (Genesis 8:11)

The words “in the evening” is eth, so we can see that eth is associated with a dove—a picture of the Holy Spirit—and an olive leaf, symbolizing a message of peace. Today, the Holy Spirit is inside you, and He speaks peace to you. He does not point out your faults. Instead, He tells you that you are righteous in Christ.

Today, judgment has passed like Noah’s flood, and there is no longer any enmity between you and God. You are not perfect, but you have peace with God because all your imperfections, all your sins, were carried by Jesus at the cross. (Romans 5:1) And when you are conscious of Jesus’ finished work, you are in the grace zone.

PRAYING FOR SUCCESS TO ‘HAPPEN’

When Abraham decided to find a wife for his son Isaac, he sent a loyal servant back to his father’s village to look for one, as he did not want Isaac to marry a neighboring Canaanite who worshipped idols. So the servant traveled to Mesopotamia and arrived outside the city of Nahor at evening time. (Genesis 24:1–11) Again, we see the use of eth, in the evening, the time of grace.

The servant wondered how he would find the woman that God had appointed for Isaac. Now, he was smart and knew what to do. He prayed. And his prayer is recorded for us in verse 12: “O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day”.

The Bible says that he prayed for success! The “success” that Abraham’s servant prayed for is qarah, which means “happen”. This is the same word used in Ecclesiastes 9:11, “time and chance happen to them all”.

And the servant continued praying, specifying the way God would reveal the appointed woman—that she would be the one who would draw water from the well for him and his 10 camels. And before he had finished praying, it happened that Rebekah came to the well and ended up drawing water for him and all his camels. Now, when you consider that one camel can drink 100 to 150 liters of water, that’s a lot of water to draw from a well!

So we see Abraham’s servant turning to God confidently and praying for success, and he received his God-moment. What is success? It is being at the right place at the right time for God-happenings to happen to you. So pray in a similar way for success in all areas of your life.

Our God is a God of success, not a God of failures. When He made the world, the birds and the trees, He made them perfectly. We also believe in a big God with a big heart—no matter how much you ask, there will still be plenty left over. He won’t be surprised when you ask for success in your life. So don’t ever let anyone discourage you from praying for success.

DON’T DWELL IN THE LAW ZONE

Sadly, many believers prefer the law zone, the effort zone, to the grace zone. They still believe that they have to keep the law to be holy. I believe in holiness, but I believe it comes by grace, not by keeping the law. If you can be holy by keeping the law, there is no need for Jesus to come.

I like the way the apostle Paul says to put “no confidence in the flesh”. (Philippians 3:3) But I often hear people say, “I’m over 50. It’s very hard to find a job. Employers consider your age, you know.” A person who says this is not in the grace zone, but in the law zone. His eyes are on his flesh. He doesn’t expect a good job, and he has more confidence in his age impeding him than in God’s grace to supply him with a job. That frustrates God’s grace from working in his life. He has forgotten that grace is unearned, undeserved favor! (Romans 5:21, AMP)

PUT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN GOD

It is better to put confidence in the Lord for favor than to depend on your own abilities or qualifications.

Become a person in the grace zone who prays like this: “Thank you Lord, I can receive Your grace, Your favor, because I don’t deserve it. I don’t qualify for it, therefore it’s mine.” You will find that it delights God to use what you feel is your problem area for success.

When I was in my teens, I used to stutter, and all my classmates would laugh at me. But now, by God’s grace, He uses the area of my weakness to impact lives for the gospel of Jesus Christ. And I’m here to tell you that what you think is your disqualification is the very area where His favor can flow. (2 Corinthians 12:9–10)

If you are struggling to see beyond your situation, remember the story of Ruth. She looked beyond her circumstances and did not place her confidence in them. In the natural, she did not have much going for her. She was a widow, and a foreigner—a Moabitess. There is a law of Moses against Moabites, which says that no Moabite can enter the Lord’s congregation. (Deuteronomy 23:3)

Thirdly, Ruth was poor. So she could easily have looked at her situation and given up. But instead of bemoaning all these negative points, what did she do? She asked for favor! She said to her mother-in-law Naomi, “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.” (Ruth 2:2)

Ruth believed in the favor of God, confessed it, and this was the result: “And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz”. (Ruth 2:3) Out of all the fields she could have chosen, she just happened to come to Boaz’s field. And Boaz was from Naomi’s family line, a man of great wealth, and a bachelor. When Ruth trusted in God, He blessed her with qarah—she happened to be at the right place at the right time.

WHEN GOD-MOMENTS JUST HAPPEN TO HAPPEN

God can also put you at the right place for you to be a blessing to others. Once, I was with my wife at a mall, and I had to go to the men’s room. When I came out, I was strangely attracted to an exit door that I had not come in by.

When I opened that door, I saw a lady in a cleaner’s uniform sitting on the stairs, reading a Bible. We looked at each other, and I felt a little embarrassed, so I closed the door and left. But the Lord stopped me and said He didn’t lead me to the door for nothing. He wanted me to go back and tell the lady the words He would put in my mouth.

So I went back and told the lady the Lord had sent me to tell her that Jesus loves her very much, and that her miracle was on its way. You should have seen her face—it lit up like a neon light!

Some years ago, I was returning from a conference in Holland and was looking forward to some private time to rest on the flight back. A lady sat down next to me, and asked if I was Pastor Prince. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love to meet people, but I was tired from the many sessions of preaching.

But as she began to share with me, I realized that God was putting me at the right place at the right time to minister His grace and love. The lady was having problems with her husband and I told her that it was important she received God’s Word before I prayed for her. So I lent her my iPod to listen to one of my sermons on grace. After she finished, she asked for more, and she ended up listening to four or more sermons during the flight.

When we reached Singapore, she was all aglow, and said that she was going to ask the Lord to come into her life and marriage. I could see the transformation on her face, and you know something? When I stood up, I suddenly felt so happy and blessed. I felt really honored and trusted by God, and I understood what Jesus meant when He said He was refreshed after ministering to the woman at the well. (John 4:6–34)

I felt that that was a God-moment for this lady. Some months later, I found out that the lady and her husband had started attending our church together. To God be the glory!

So you know you are at the right place at the right time when God blesses you or uses you to bless others. He knows what you have, and what another person has, and He can put two people together for success, whether it is in business, love, friendship, or spreading the gospel.

And it’s important to look beyond your natural circumstances and trust God to give you success. Only He can put you at the right place at the right time. When you pray confidently and flow in God’s grace, He will lead you to the abundant, blessed life He has promised you.

HAPPY Sunday Everybody! I LOVE To Singa About The Moon-a And The June-a And The Spring-a. ~Owl Jolson The Mood For This Eclipse Energy. ;)


I Love to Singa by ktophe9

CLASSIC Cartoon from my childhood.
Be of GOOD CHEER! Cherish your LIFE.
Hope you have a great Sunday. Enjoy! :)

Treasure Your Uniqueness! That's what makes you WONDERFUL... ♥
There is no other like you and that is a beautiful thing. ;)

You must first learn to love, respect and value yourself,
before you can expect to love, respect and value others.
Consequently, you will attract the same sentiment in return.
It starts from the inside out.

Be TRUE to your self...

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
~ by e.e. cummings ♥

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
~ by e.e. cummings ♥

"Experience the plan God has for your life
by stepping out in faith and boldness…
one step at a time."
~ by Joyce Meyer ♥

"Each new step, each new adventure,
brings new richness, a new dawn,
and a new world around you."
~ by OSHO ♥

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
But the really great make you feel
that you, too, can become great.”
~ by Mark Twain ♥

"At the centre of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want."
~ by Lao Tsu ♥

"Each of us is meant to have a character all our own,
to be what no other can exactly be,
and do what no other can exactly do."
~ by William Ellery Channing ♥

“You have reached the pinnacle of success
as soon as you become uninterested
in money, compliments, or publicity.”
~ by Thomas Wolfe ♥

Fire In The Soul... ♥ A Parable: Safe Passage Home

I've posted this message many times before. The first time I shared this book in December 2007. Nevertheless, the parable described in this book keeps playing in my spirit. Therefore, I am reposting this book along with the parable for all of my new readers.

"Fire in the Soul" is a great book written by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. back in 1993. In 1994, I randomly chose to read this book out of a list of books given by my English 101 Professor for a book report. It's said that there is NO such thing as coincidence. I truly believe that. Because after only reading the preface, and without even knowing, it was precisely the book/message I needed to read at that time. Here is a little excerpt taken directly from the book. Enjoy! :)

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This is a book about freedom, about breaking the chains of old beliefs and fears that keep us in bondage to the illusion that we are separate from each other and from All That Is.

Freedom is the destiny of every living being. We become free by waking from our dreams of fear, scarcity, blame and guilt, by taking responsibility for acting, to the best of our knowledge, with care and loving-kindness that we may kindle the LIGHT of love within and by that LIGHT see our way home and serve as beacons for others along the way.

It is most often suffering that kindles love, loss that deepens understanding, hurt that opens the eyes of the heart that see forgiveness as a way of life and peace of mind as our birthright.

The following is a beautifully written parable that I have borrowed from the book "Fire In The Soul":

A Parable: Safe Passage Home

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, before even Grandfather Sky had given birth to the stars, there was only One Being. One pure consciousness of LOVE resting in the completeness of its own untold Stories and mute Songs unsung.

Then, one day, for reasons no one remembers, if in fact anyone ever knew, the One became restless. Some say It decided to play a cosmic game of hide and seek, splitting its LIGHT into tiny sparks, each with the full potential of the Whole. In this way the One could know itself and grow itself.

So each spark was clothed in a costume of flesh and its LIGHT and wisdom hidden deep within its heart. The challenge of the game was for all parts of the the Whole to discover their way back Home again having lived all the Stories and sung all the Songs that would make them wise and compassionate co-creators and companions to the One.

The fledgling souls took many roads Home. Each Way had its own Story and each soul responded to that Story with the gift of FREE WILL, embroidering new stories on the dream-tapestry of the One Great Dreamer. And the sun rose and the the sun set. The tides came in and the tides went out. New flesh was born and old flesh went back to the earth. And the One saw new stories grow in the Theater of the Many.

Some of these stories led closer to Home. These were the ones in which fear was conquered by LOVE. Some of these stories led down blind alleys. These were the ones in which LOVE was hidden by fear. The plays were long and the distractions many. One by one most souls forgot that they were on a journey at all. They fell asleep to the first stories that the One had left as eternal roadmaps and guides so that each soul could find its way back Home.

Believing that they were alone and separate these lost souls wandered in a strange land dominated by the illusion that death was real and that love was as transitory as a shadow. Some sought solace in money, others in power. Some found it in food or drugs or alcohol or anger or television or possessions, gossip or judgment or a jealous god who whispered lies. You are special, you are saved, there is only one way Home and this is it.

In its LOVE and mercy for its lost parts of itself the One sent alarm bells out into the Universe to wake its sparks up from their dreams of fear and to guide them back into paths of LOVE and longing for reunion with the Great Cosmic Beloved. These wake-up calls of pain roused the souls from their sleep of forgetfulness.

And their cries for help were heard by their brothers and sisters throughout the Universe. Seen and unseen helpers came whenever they were drawn by the intent, the powerful pull of will of any soul who appealed to the Source with a true longing for reunion, forgiveness and love. And they helped those souls to become FREE from the bondage of limiting beliefs and past unloving or ignorant actions so that they could find safe passage Home.

They will give you safe passage too, if you ask with faith, even the size of a mustard seed, and if you are patient and willing to listen to the directions of the Universe, even if they are not what you wanted to hear. Thy will, not mine, be done --- this is the understanding that will bring you Home.

The Road Less Traveled (Re-post from 12/29/07)

This is such a fantastic book written by M. Scott Peck. I read this book in my early 20's and it was revolutionary thinking for me. It was one of the many books that helped me become a better person. I highly recommend this book to everyone, including teenagers.

The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978, is Peck's best-known work, and the one that made his reputation. It is, in short, a description of the attributes that make for a fulfilled human being, based largely on his insights as a psychiatrist and a person.

In the first section of the work Peck talks about discipline, which he considers essential for emotional, spiritual and psychological health, and which he describes as "the means of spiritual evolution". The elements of discipline that make for such health include the ability to delay gratification, accepting responsibility for oneself and one's actions, a dedication to truth and balancing.

In the second section, Peck considers the nature of love, which he considers the driving force behind spiritual growth. The section mainly attacks a number of misconceptions about love: that romantic love exists (he considers it a very destructive myth), that it is about dependency, that true love is not "falling in love". That type of love is cathexis, it is a feeling. Instead "true" love is about the extending of one's ego boundaries to include another, and about the spiritual nurturing of another, in short, love is effort.

The final section describes Grace, the powerful force originating outside human consciousness that nurtures spiritual growth in human beings. To do so he describes the miracles of health, the unconscious, and serendipity—phenomena which Peck says:
  • nurture human life and spiritual growth
  • are incompletely understood by scientific thinking
  • are commonplace among humanity
  • originate outside conscious human will
He concludes that "the miracles described indicate that our growth as human beings is being assisted by a force other than our conscious will".

Taking responsibility for our problems is perhaps the most difficult. Only by accepting the fact that we have problems can we solve them. An attitude of ‘It’s not my problem!’ will not take us anywhere. Neurosis and character-disorder are the two disorders of responsibility. Neurotics assume too much responsibility and feel culpable for everything that goes wrong in their life. The latter instead, shirk responsibility, and blame others for their problems. ‘Neurotics make themselves miserable, character-disordered people make everyone else miserable.’ All of us are neurotics or character-disordered at some time or the other. Neurotics must realize that they need not be excessively guilt-ridden, while character-disordered ones must learn to take things in stride, instead of becoming a yoke to the society. The words of Eldridge Cleaver, “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem”, hold good for all of us.

Dedication to the TRUTH comes next. We ALL have a certain worldview that MUST be constantly UPDATED and REVISED as we find ourselves EXPOSED to new data. If our viewpoint is NARROW, misleading and outdated, then we will be LOST. The same applies to our life experiences. A bitter childhood can leave a person with the false idea that the world is a hostile and inhuman place. Yet, if the person has to grow, he must set aside this prejudice and revise his worldview. Being true also implies a life of genuine self-examination, a willingness to be personally challenged by others, and total honesty to oneself and others.

The Way of the Warrior by John Cali and Spirit ♥ Regular Repost from 2011.


GREAT video message from "rules of the road" from John Cali and Spirit. Very uplifting and empowering. I typed a transcript below for for my international readers who need to translate and for those of you who can't view video. Enjoy! :)

Music by Sacred Spirit - Chants and Dances of the Native Americans.

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The Way of the Warrior is simple. However, as you have often heard me say, it may be simple but it's not always easy.

Rules of the Road. Today I would like to give you a few of my simple guidelines or "rules of the road" if you will. And that road is the Way of the Warrior.
  1. Speak Her/His Truth: The Warrior always speaks her/his truth - no matter what the circumstances.
  2. Detached: The Warrior is totally detached from what others think and say about her/him. This is absolutely necessary if she's/he's going to observe the first rule above.
  3. See the Divinity: The Warrior always does her/his best to see the Divinity in all that is. In this way, she/he shall never have any desire to own, control, manipulate, misuse or abuse any of the Great Spirit's creatures.
  4. Follow the Highest Path: The Warrior always follows the highest path as dictated by the highest authority in the Universe ~ herself/himself.
  5. Surrender to Life: The Warrior totally trusts in and surrenders to the flow of her/his life. She/he knows all is as it should be. Therefore, she/he must always completely trust in and surrender to her Higher Self, her/his Soul, the Great Spirit.
  6. All is Within: The Warrior knows all Love, all Wisdom, all Power lie within her/him - within her/his heart, her/his mind, her/his body, her/his Soul. There is nothing to seek, nothing to find, nowhere to go - except WITHIN.
  7. There Are No Mistakes: The Warrior knows with absolute certainty that she/he has never made a mistake - she/he can never make a mistake. All of her/his life is simply a lesson in this classroom called Planet Earth. She/he learns as she goes. All is as it should be.
  8. Don't Take Life Too seriously:  The Warrior never takes life too seriously. It's all a game, after all, a game in the classroom of Planet Earth. And games should be FUN. Enjoy the game, it won't last forever!
  9. Always Full Heart: The Warrior's heart is always full and always grateful. She/he never knows lack or emptiness. Except that is, when she/he creates those illusions by getting too infatuated with the Great Illusion - the human experience.
  10. Interesting Challenges: The Warrior knows the Great Illusion creates some highly interesting challenges. For example, the challenge to rise above the Great Illusion.
  11. The Great Illusion: As she/he rises above the Great Illusion, the Warrior knows this experience is as it should be, she/he has chosen it. And in this choosing, she/he is remembering her/his way back to the Light - back to her/his Home. That was the only reason for choosing the Great Illusion in the first place.
  12. Different Paths: The Warrior knows all her/his brothers and sisters on Planet Earth have the same destination she/he does - Home. But each may take a different path. And the Warrior knows that's okay! All will get Home - no matter what path they take. It cannot be otherwise, for all paths lead Home.
  13. The Way of the Wind: The Warrior knows the way of the wind. But she/he knows she cannot capture it - she/he cannot own it. She/he can love it, luxuriate in its presence, glory in its energy. But if she/he tries to capture it, it becomes something other than what it truly is... it becomes still and stagnant air. She/he can never possess it completely - unless she/he refuses to ever own it - unless she/he refuses to ever have sovereignty over it. She/he can possess it ONLY by letting it be free - by letting it be what it is.
  14. It cannot be otherwise. The Way of the Warrior IS The Way of the Wind.

The Way of the Spiritual Warrior - What is Your Spiritual Path? WOW! I Just Came Across This Amazing Written Piece I'd Like To Share With You! I'm Deeply Moved ♥ (re-post 11/15/10)


The Way of the Spiritual Warrior - What is Your Spiritual Path?

Does the term "spiritual" seem inappropriate combined with the idea of a warrior? There is a spiritual tradition in many cultures that describes the warrior of the higher path. The Tibetans, Buddhists and Yaqui Indians are most known for this description of the spiritual journey. In today's New Age Daanan Perry writes and speaks about the Warrior of the Heart, this very concept, and so does Dan Millman in his "The Way of Peaceful Warrior". I love that book! It is the book that got me started on this path of mine and is a HUGE reason why I do what I do now - sharing the greater light and wisdom that is available to all of us.

The Spiritual Warrior braves hardships, loneliness and ridicule to help others, improve the world and live the spiritual way. The path of Spiritual Warrior includes having the courage to know yourself - looking at or into the dark sides of yourself and its hidden shadows. Being a Spiritual Warrior means having the courage to face our own fears and create change in our lives. The Buddhists know it takes courage to stay committed and follow the eight fold path to enlightenment. The American Indians make decisions for the tribe by remembering and being responsible for seven future generations.

The average human lives either avoiding conflict to keep life nice and pleasurable or, in "fighting for control of life" by stepping on others, beating them out and getting Earth's treasures for the ego self. This flight or fight response to life's situations has created victor tyrants and abused victims, neither are happy or feeling complete and satisfied within. We see this in our homes and around the world between nations and races. Doing what "seems" expedient for the now - beating someone up physically/emotionally or retreating and avoiding conflict - only leaves the problem to continue. The spiritual path includes working to solve problems for all time!

But don't be deluded into thinking that we will get rid of conflict on our learning path. Conflict is a constant challenge facing us all. It will continue to be so as long as we have something to understand and learn or until we no longer wish to give the gift of helping others. Conflict is especially more pronounced in the life of a Spiritual Warrior because he or she has chosen and committed to a life of growth, transformation, helping others and creating a greater quality life. Being on Earth is conflict - we are powerful infinite spiritual beings experiencing an infinite limiting physical world. If darkness does not exist, there will be no great appreciation of Light. The conflict between darkness and light will always "be", but it only you and me that can choose how we want to feel.

If there's one thing you will remember and integrate into every cell of your body and mind, it is this - "LET US STOP EQUATING CONFLICT WITH SUFFERING". Conflict in life is a way to stretch our spiritual, mental, emotional and even physical strength. It is a call to growth and learning. A warrior answers the challenge and moves forward despite seeming difficulties. If we say we want to learn, we have taken up the banner of warrior. But let us be loving wise warriors working (not fighting) for good for all unto the seventh generation.

To eliminate suffering we can follow the Buddhist eight fold path of right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.

Buddha taught, "Now, the cessation of suffering is to cease from attachment. Attachment originates in craving, and craving originates in ignorance. To cease from suffering, cease from attachment; to cease from attachment, cease from craving; to cease from craving, cease from ignorance."

The eternal conflict is learn and grow or suffer. The path of the spiritual warrior includes surrender of personal ego to spiritual direction, surrender of what no longer serves you or Spirit, surrender of what is no longer true, surrender of what isn't loving and surrender of ignorance so we can be wise. On this path we will risk being misunderstood, hurt, not looking good or even feeling foolish. It means being willing to be a "learner" or "beginner" in life no matter what our earthly age.

The Avatars of this world were (and still are) spiritual warriors, as are our cultural heroes of every era. By joining the group of spiritual warriors today we work to help our own progress, we support others in what is good and we bless the world (and all the Universe).

August 11, 2018

New Moon In Leo On Saturday August 11th. My Storyboard Interpretation Of What This Solar Eclipse Is Ushering In For Us.

The following explanation for the quote I shared above is from SparkPeople.com:
Going alone is tough. We want to feel independent and prove to ourselves we are capable of anything, but sometimes this can prove to be too much. With all of the different obstacles that life throws our way, sometimes the comfort of knowing someone will be there for us is the only thing that keeps us going. This is just human nature; it does not make us weak or soft. Feel free to ask a friend, a family member or any other type of acquaintance for help. That’s what they are there for. So look for a helping hand when needed because everyone needs some help sometime.
You have legions of angels waiting for you to call upon them for help. Let me give you an example from one of many personal experiences with angels. One afternoon we had to move a big truck, but all four tires were flat from being neglected for a long time in the garage. It was me, my senior mom, and my mom's senior female friend trying with all of our might to push this truck into another area of the back yard so the garage could be worked on. The truck was dead weight, with all four tires flat, it was barely moving. I wanted to cry. When we stopped to take a breath, I started saying, "calling all angels, calling all angels, I need your help. Please send help now." Then, no joke, within 10 minutes a truck pulled into the driveway, and it was my mom's neighbor who lived in the building dropping in quickly from work to pick up an item he forgot at home. He was like, "can I help you ladies." We were like, "YES PLEASE." God sent us a huge hunky muscular man who made moving this truck look like a tonka toy. What would have taken us the entire afternoon to move this 4x4 truck with flat tires, took him like less than 5 minutes to move into the location we needed. I knew he was heaven sent.

So, please don't ever feel like you're wasting the angels time with your request. They love you. They want to help you. That's what they were created for... to help us. Angels were created to do God's will. They are God's messengers. And as I inferred in my personal angel story above, God also guides people to serve as His angels to help us.
The Bible says, “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11).
A quick prayer: I cover myself, (fill in who and what is important to you), and my family with the blood of Jesus Christ and Father God, I thank you for your giant warring angels that are surrounding us, protecting us from all harm of the enemy. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
The pictures and gifs that I share sum up my interpretation of the current astrological message. The first two picture gifs are from a movie titled, The Fountain (2006). The third and forth picture gifs are from an animated series titled, Little Witch Academia.

I was so connected to these images. This is the first time I've heard of this animated series and this movie. I can't wait to watch both of these tonight and tomorrow. I will let you how they made me feel. :)

It's time to let your essence come forth. Being shallow doesn't serve you anymore. Deep calls to deep. If you want more meaning from life, then you need to drop the false perception of who you think you are. Get grounded. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance to help you to fulfill your life's purpose. Write down the messages you receive. Then take action daily, even if you check off at least one item a day, you are making progress. Be like the Phoenix my friends. Love you so much! ❤

Leo New Moon On Saturday August 11th. 11:11 Solar Eclipse New Moon New Destiny by Tania Gabrielle


11:11 Solar Eclipse
New Moon New Destiny
written by Tania Gabrielle
contact her at www.TaniaGabrielle.com
[source: CrystalWind.ca]

A stunning 11:11 Solar ECLIPSE in Leo on August 11, 2018 triggers a powerful Finger of God pointing directly at the Sun and Moon!

During any Solar eclipse you're letting go.

Something is being eclipsed in your past, and you're starting completely NEW.

This last if three consecutive eclipses is special, as it opens the 11:11 portal (August 11 at 10:58 am UT in London, 5:58 am EST in New York, 2:58 am PDT in L.A.).

Your life is in a state of RENEWAL:
  • August, 2018 is a 19/10/1 Universal Month
  • 2018 is an 11 Universal Year
  • August 11 is an 11 Universal Day
It's already affecting you – eclipses are felt weeks before they occur (and many months afterwards)!

Amazingly, the planetary sacred geometry is equally as stunning:
  • A Finger of God points directly at the Sun and Moon
  • A Sun/Moon/Mercury eclipse conjunction is square fortunate Jupiter
Strong mystical forces are at play… many experiences will feel destined…

The Finger of God (or Yod) is one of the rarest sacred geometric shapes in astrology. It indicates powerful mystical forces are in play – and experiences and meetings around this time will feel DESTINED.

Something hidden can come to the surface.

This Finger of God creates an Awakening, opening up your Awareness, creating a wonderful safe feeling that amplifies Spiritual Transformation and Growth.
  • At the bottom of the “finger”, the planets of Pluto and Neptune are sextile each other focused like a laser beam on the Sun/Moon Solar Eclipse.
Pluto empowers, Neptune spiritualizes.

You have he courage to speak your truth, the courage to love, embrace ALL of life.

This is a big moment – the 11:11 portal opens, clears the past, allows you to forgive, forget, and move forward.

A New Moon eclipse ALSO signifies a fresh start.

So this moment initiates a major turning point that will take you through the rest of 2018.

Listen deeply… find your sweet spot of inner peace.

Create something that feels playful – JOY is flowing through your heart.
  • Sun and Moon join forces at 18° Leo – reflecting 20
You’ll get clarity on the gifts of 2018.
  • Mercury retrograde is also conjunct the Solar eclipse.
Now your internal dialogue adds deliberation and attention on your inner voice, so you only engage and actualize what inspires you.

Remember, this eclipse happens in LEO – rekindling your capacity for exuberant self expression, joy, and courageous and passionate engagement!
  • Every planet is impacted during this Eclipse.
This means your entire life is activated. Every part of you is going to be stimulated and awakened.

To get the complete cosmic forecast – including a major activation of VENUS – make sure you watch the eclipse video.

Here's to your New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo awakening!

Love and Blessings,

Tania Gabrielle

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August 9, 2018

George Carlin Strikes Again! OMG These Had Me Laughing So Hard I Was Crying Tears Of Laughter! Thank You George Carlin I Really Needed That 😄

Laughing Monkey Pictures, Images and Photos
Disclaimer: I'm the LAUGHING MONKEY in that pic! I'm NOT responsible for anybody taking offense... I ❤ monkeys! 😍

George Carlin Strikes Again
Compliments of Basic Jokes

1. If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

2. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

3. Why do we say something is out of whack? What's a whack?

4. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

5. If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

6. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

7. When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts" and you put your two cents in . . . what happens to the other penny?

8. Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

9. Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?

10. When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

11. Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

12. Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?

13. Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

14. Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one?

15. "I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

16. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

17. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

18. Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?

19. What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?

20. I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me . . they're cramming for their final exam.

21. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks?

22. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

23. If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

24. No one ever says, "It's only a game" when their team is winning.

25. Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag?

26. Last night I played a blank tape at full blast. The mime next door went nuts.

27. If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?

28. Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?

Haha! Joke of the Day! Enjoy ;) I'm Cracking Up 😄

A Lesson in Politics

A woman in a hot-air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised to meet a friend, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama, Hillary, Sanders, Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."

Life Is Like A Cup of Coffee...❤


Happy Thursday everybody! :) I hope this beautiful message lifts your spirit today! LOVE YOU! ❤

"We are here to add what we can to life,
not to get what we can from life."
~ by William Osler

I have typed a transcript of this message below for my international readers who need to translate, and for those who are unable to listen to the message.

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A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups porcelain, plastic, glass, cystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite. He told his guests to help themselves to the coffee. After everybody had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:

If you noticed all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive, and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup. But you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups to see who had the best one. Now consider this... LIFE is the coffee; the jobs, the money, the positions in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain LIFE and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change, the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee. Savor the coffee, NOT the cups! The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the BEST of everything.

♥ Live simply ♥ Speak kindly ♥ Care deeply ♥
♥ Love generously ♥

Happy Thursday Everybody! :)

August 8, 2018

USA: Charlie Kirk And Candace Owens Were Having Breakfast At A Restaurant In Philly When They Were Violently Attacked By Marxist Democratic Paramilitary Antifa White Communist Supremacist

Fox News
written by Andrew O'Reilly
Monday August 6, 2018

Two prominent conservative activists were accosted Monday outside a Philadelphia restaurant by a group of profanity-hurling protesters allegedly aligned with Antifa.

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and communications director Candace Owens were attempting to eat breakfast at the Green Eggs Café near Center City, when the group gathered outside and aggressively harassed them.

In video footage posted on Owens’ Twitter page, the protesters can be seen shouting and blowing whistles in the conservative commentators’ faces while chanting “F--- white supremacy." Owens is black.

The video also shows one of the protesters dumping a bottle of water on Kirk.

In another video posted on Owens’ Twitter account, Philadelphia police officers can be seen trying to separate the two conservatives from the protesters as Owens yells back at the crowd, "We love the police, we love America, we love the USA."

Kirk and Owens, who were in Philadelphia to meet with Turning Point USA board members and hold business meetings, quickly took to Twitter to denounce the protesters -- and liberals for not criticizing the Antifa "mob."

“If a angry conservative mob formed while two young liberals, one white guy and a black woman, were eating breakfast, and the mob hurled horrific insults, threw objects and assaulted them, the left would call it a ‘hate crime’ and every major outlet would be demanding condemnation,” Kirk tweeted.
Owens, who called Antifa “an all-white fascist organization” in an earlier tweet, thanked the police for their help.

“Would like to personally and publicly thank the @PhillyPolice force for keeping us safe today. As you can see in the video, they were all Hispanic and black,” she tweeted.
The protests in Philadelphia are the latest in a series of public attacks on conservative officials and commentators in recent months as the divide over President Trump’s policies continues to widen.

In June, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was told to leave a Virginia restaurant following a tumultuous week where the administration was forced to walk back a policy separating immigrant families caught illegally crossing the border.

Also earlier this summer, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had to cut short a working dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington after protesters shouted, "Shame!" Protesters later gathered outside Nielsen’s Virginia townhouse, chanting “no justice, no sleep” and playing recordings of immigrant children crying.

Florida Attorney General – and ardent Trump supporter – Pam Bondi was also recently confronted by a group of protesters outside the screening of a documentary about Mister Rogers in Tampa.

Conservatives have pinned the blame for such confrontations in part on Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, who urged supporters to swarm Cabinet members at gas stations and anywhere else they're seen.

“Why won’t Democrat leaders denounce these ANTIFA thugs?” Kirk tweeted on Monday. “This is the new base of the Democrat party. They hate America and will go to violent measures to attack conservatives. This is {Maxine Water’s] America - she called for these sort of attacks.”

FOX Business Published on Aug 7, 2018: Mornings with Maria Bartiromo interviews Turning Point USA Communications Director Candace Owens on Antifa protestors confronting her and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk at a restaurant.

Fox news published on Aug 7, 2018: Turning Point USA leaders harassed while eating breakfast in Philadelphia.