A Spiritual Publication
Issue # 24
FEB 2007 - MAY 2007
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RAGTOP WEATHER IS COMING!!!
Wow, spring is just around the corner! The winds of change are blowing in all areas of our lives, with the promise of new lessons, new experiences and new life.
So are you facing the challenges of change with courage. You cannot venture forth if you are hiding or hoarding or sitting idly by and letting life happen to you.
It is said that anxiety and excitement are opposite sides of the same coin. So when change is thrust upon you, the only choice you are guaranteed is in how you view the situation.
Welcome back to our newsletter, you will see inside that Diane is growing and offering her first classes on the west coast. I continue to face the challenges of health, and am seeing the light and lessons in the challenges, as I get back into Chi Kung, and learn to eat, and live healther.
Please join us in facing the challenges of 2007. Choose hope, and growth, act upon your convictions and may your changes all be happy and exciting.
Love & Light
I feel from the very core of my being that 2007 is a year filled with adventure and growth for everyone who allows their path to unfold instead of attempting to control it.
At age 23, My first husband and I were having financial difficulties and our daughter, Maria, was 1 year old at the time. My beautiful mother-in-law stated, "have faith God will take care of everything". This was completely foreign to me and I arrogantly replied, "God doesn't require money to live, we do!!!" She just grinned, patted me on my leg and didn't say another word about it.
Over the years, I learned faith was believing in who I am, and releasing patterns of negative perception. Your thoughts and emotions create your experiences. Such as when I sought out my dream car...a Limited Convertable Sebring. Everything I asked for appeared including the request of making it loud and clear by putting it in my face so I would know that this car was coming home with me. When I went to get in the back seat of the car...the seat hit me right in the face (ouch). Forgetting what I asked for, as I was driving the car home I heard, "so, how did you like the slap in the face (laughter)?" Be careful what you ask for - the Universe is literal.
In closing, those of you who are interested, I will be teaching a class on, "The Art Of Channeling", please read through the newsletter for more information.
With Love, Diane
Channeled by Diane
This energetic year is all about detaching from that which no longer serves you. Behavior awareness and modification is part of the journey in which your thoughts and emotions manifest quickly for your review.
As your spring approaches with all of its glory, attributes and magnification, many will feel disoriented until such time where they detach from that which they affix themselves to. We would wish for you to understand that the outcome of what you are wanting is yours to have and you will receive based on your intent.
It is not just thinking about what you want that will bring your desires to you, it is the internal energy of what you put out universally and we respond according to this energy. What we would say is focus on why you are wanting this particular desire to manifest in your life and feel the desire manifested.
We would recommend pay attention to the subtitles that surround you on a daily basis. It is not enough to talk about it and wish for it, action is required in each step of this miraculous journey as you move forward into deliverance. All will fall into place as you bring your thoughts and feelings together as one and get out of the way of what it looks like.
Frustration is analytical intervention. Give us the outcome, step back and wait for the signs of appropriate action. Becareful what you ask for as it will be strewn before you exactly as you intend it. You will realize quickly what energy you are truly giving us. You will experience struggle (not aligned with what you are asking for) or ease and grace (aligned).
You ask over and over again for the desired outcome and yet it requires modifying self. Your belief systems and stored labels get in the way of a pure outcome. Respond only to that which serves the highest and best in your life (validate self) and the events, people and path will appear.
We would ask, "Is the outcome truly what you desired? If it is, are you allowing by moving forward? If not, are you modifying self and your outlook on life to create different?"
We await your answers
We wish you ease and grace in Awareness and Self deliverance...Serione’
The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn:
God's in His Heaven-
All's right with the world!
-- Robert Browning, Pippa's Song
"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold."
"Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response."
INDULGE IN WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT!
Less Guilt and No Weight Gain.
Love of My Life
As Valentines day approaches, I sit here feeling as though I should be conversant on the topic of Love, yet as a writer I am at a loss. True I am a bit of a romantic, and have some real world experience, yet as St. Valentine ’s Day approaches I am again of two minds.
First I hate (o.k. dislike) capitalist exploitation of our emotions and our own guilt. They (Madison Avenue) turned an obscure (to non-Catholics) historical figure and a quaint custom into a ritual of capitalist decadence. Kids buy boxes of cards to give them to other kids they barely know, men buy expensive jewelry to prove their love (yeh right).
But then on the other hand, any opportunity to tell my wife how much I love her is a good thing, and maybe that is what makes our love work. Despite my philosophical leanings, I simply cannot not miss the opportunity to express that love and appreciation.
Since they say write what you know, and in honor of Saint Valentine, I think I will relate to you a tale of two lovers, and how the Universe conspired to bring two (superficially) very different people together.
It was the summer of 1988. My ex-wife Teresa had just given me the best gift of our marriage, finality. She was the first to realize the futility of continuing in an emotionally dead and initially dysfunctional relationship. For years I mistook duty for love.
But I was left holding the financial bag, and was fairly destitute, as my half of my paycheck barely paid all the debt we had rung up in the last six months of a failing marriage. So at this time, I lived with a friend, a great man named Randy Bruton.
He was staying at a large (4,000 square foot) empty farm house to fix it up for his girlfriend to buy. Randy was diabetic and already an amputee, so I helped as his muscle, changing pasture sprinklers, digging ditches, etc.
At work, the office ladies had watched the train wreck, and in a bid to cheer me up, suggested a party at a country western bar that was literally just across the road from my buddy’s farm house. Now I was a head-banger, and none too keen on a country party, so I told them I might show and left it at that.
It was a hot August Saturday. I was in the front yard in shorts and work boots, getting the lawn mowed when I first heard the music, and I was very UN-impressed. Thirty minutes later I took a break to get a cold drink, and I stepped back out into the heat of our front yard. Again I heard the music, yup still not impressed, and I chuckled to myself. Yet it was about 15 minutes later that I suddenly felt compelled to shut off the mower, in mid pass the yard only 2/3’s done (an unthinkable sin for an anal retentive nuclear trained guy like me). I went upstairs, got cleaned up and as I stepped out of the shower looked at myself in the mirror and said out loud, “I must be insane”.
I walked across the dusty field across the railroad tracks and the road. The live music was booming, or twanging, from the closed yard behind the bar. I walked into the front door feeling a bit self conscious and out of place in this bar. Immediately the first woman I saw was this adorable leggy blond in a pink crop top and matching miniskirt (this was the 80’s) with bobby socks tennis shoes and big hair. My first thought was visual, I saw her with a tanned buffed body type-A professional with a big income and a big bass boat.
Diane was flitting about, pretty obviously helping out as she went from the kitchen, to someplace outside and back carrying stuff. I stepped up to the bar and ordered a beer.
I watched her on one of her fly-byes really not letting myself be interested; she was out of my league. She seemed rather aloof, so I drank my beer and scanned the room.
There at a table was my old high school best friend, Mike’s, ex-brother in law, Ron. There was no small enmity between those two. I had been living in the area since January 1987, and had crossed paths with Ron only at a distance, but back in high school we got along pretty well.
Still, if Mike’s appraisal of Ron was right, that was the second strike against this plan, the music being strike one. So, I stood there and sipped my beer planning my next move, this would likely be a quick night.
Diane had been a single parent for most of four year old Ashlee’s young life. Her present emotional issues were not about relationships but about loss. Not three weeks earlier Diane’s mom had finally passed after a long and painful battle with cancer. Diane was there for her mom for a lot of the fight, and there the night she transitioned.
So, this weekend was a long planned outing, to blow off steam and get back into life. She had put her romantic life on hold for years. She told her dear friend and co-worker, Eileen, that this weekend she was going to get a bottle and a motel room and… well you get the picture.
But now it was game time, and the bold plan, which was so out of character for Diane, had her in a bind. She had dressed and undressed 3 times and could not stay in the little pink outfit she bought for this week-end. Only the force of nature, her good friend Cheryl, was able to badger, cajole and threaten her with physical force, enough to get her out. Diane went to the party with Cheryl, her husband Steve and their friends Ron and Sue.
Diane was not just a volunteer; she long had put helping and serving others ahead of her own needs. Now, uncomfortable in this environment, she was keeping very busy ferrying salads from the kitchen to the tables outside.
She however did notice the tall man standing at the end of the bar. Diane liked what she saw, but wasn’t about to tell him that.
Ron and his wife Sue sat at the table and Ron had noticed Jeff as well, and he saw Diane checking him out. A few minutes later, now sitting outside listening to the band and sitting next to Diane, he offered, “you want another wine cooler? Come inside with me and I‘ll buy you one.”
I was getting tired of standing at the bar, and about to go outside to find the girls from work, I felt I needed to at least make an appearance before I left. I heard my name and recognized the voice immediately as Ron. I looked to my right, and noticed that Ron who had gone outside, had returned and he was with the hotty in Pink.
Ron introduced me to Diane, with whom I talked for about a minute before she announced to Ron and me, “I gotta go pee!”
Diane disappeared into the little ladies room, as Ron offered to buy me a beer if I stayed there. 20 minutes later (and after several other women had entered and left) Diane emerged from the restroom, and damn if I wasn’t still standing right there. This miraculously corresponded to the time it took Ron to get the beer (mind you Ron was only about five yards away at the Bar chatting with the Bartender just out of earshot the whole time).
To make a long story short, the dating began that day, and after a month we were finally in each others arms. We have spent very few nights apart since and now we love each other more than ever.
Now it was certainly the Universe conspiring to bring us together. Ron was back peddling to Diane after it was obvious that we were getting serious. Others were not certain, hell! I wasn’t certain, but I just followed my heart even though my head said this may not be right.
Now you could say that ours was a fated love, but I believe that God gave us the free will to make our lives happy or miserable. We have had to make our relationship work, and some challenges, with our children especially, caused serious heartache and doubt. I can tell you no great secrets to our marital success but I can offer the following suggestions. I believe that these characteristics help make for a successful relationship:
1. Some common beliefs. Diane and I share the same spiritual beliefs, even if our politics do not always agree. To us the former is far more important.
2. A willingness in each partner to change while not expecting the other to change. If you enter a relationship thinking you can change the other person to fit your needs, then you are not being true to you or them. Unconditional acceptance, warts and all is important.
3. Commitment, a willingness to loose a fight to win the marriage. If the relationship is worth having, then one must never use the threat of ending it, as a weapon. That should only come up in less impassioned discussion (not a fight) and should be discussed honestly to gauge this core issue.
4. Do not take each other for granted, and let each other know that you love them, in subtle little ways every day. Buy a rose on a non-holiday. Leave a card that honestly states what is in your heart. And yes, despite the artificial nature of a holiday, make it an opportunity to really show you care, with something that comes from your heart.
There, now I’ve met my commitment to the newsletter to write and I still have time to find a valentines gift for Diane. I wonder if Gems TV can deliver before Valentines Day. Oh and the last thing I suggest for a successful relationship, a good sense of humor.
Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, re-made all the time, made new.
-Ursala K. Leguin
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,
superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied,
"The one you feed."
A Little Old Fashioned Medicine
OPPOSITES MAY ATTRACT IN MAGNETS
BUT IN TRUE LOVE, LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
-- Kahlil Gibran
My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am
The soul needs friendship, the heart needs love.
-- Ed Habib
Love speaks, even when lips are closed.
-- American Proverb
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn round three times before lying down.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Real Vintage Easter Cards
These mind control helmets really work. Today chicks, tommorow we egg-heads will rule the world!
Sure its all fun now, but just wait until momma bird gets home!
A day without sunshine is like... night.
42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
A penny saved is a government oversight.
I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.
Help stamp out and eradicate superfluous redundancy.
Energizer bunny arrested, charged
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn't work anyway.
Oh, no! Not ANOTHER learning experience!
Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.
True Story From A Travel Agent!
A woman called and asked, "Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know who's luggage belongs to who?" I said, "No, why do you ask?" She replied, "Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said FAT, and I'm overweight, is there any connection?" After putting her on hold for a minute while I "looked into it" ( I was actually laughing) I came back and explained the city code for Fresno is FAT, and that the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.
Diane's Incentives and Class Schedules
First Time Clients: $15.00 off 1 hour session
This is a two day course designed to assist you on a unique Spiritual journey of self discovery. This journey can open the doors to the pure essence of who you are, so that you may acknowledge, develop and utilize your natural gifts for the benefit of all. As you allow this magnificent process to unfold, you begin to take on a whole new perspective with a sense of adventure, fulfillment and compassion for life.
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Date: Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Cost: $350.00 includes snacks, drinks and supplies
(1 hour will be given for lunch time)
Location: To Be Announced
Register: No Later Than Friday, March 23, 2007
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