Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jean!

Well, it is not quite my birthday yet; it just feels like it. Although it doesn't arrive until March 11th, I am looking forward to it with anticipation. I already know 2 wonderful gifts that I will be receiving. The first is the gift of light! Daylight Savings Time will begin that night. 

The second piece of good news arrived yesterday. The publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Family Caregivers, sent me a letter saying that the book with my Chapter, Dry Her Tears will be out on the shelves on March 13th. This is 3 weeks earlier than projected. This story describes how my ex-husband. Lou and I took care of Dani, our 23-year-old daughter when she had the unfortunate accident of breaking both of her arms. Our family worked together in a sacred time of crisis and although he is not mentioned in the book, Warner, my son, was the first one to offer to jump on a plane and bring his sister home from Florida.

I received an e-mail from my friend, Kathy Wheeler with the subject title, "I made it." She also submitted a chapter, and it will also be featured in this book. How amazing that out of 101 stories, 2 are written by Springfield people. Kathy's story is called, Changing My Expectations, about her mother with Alzheimers.

Kathy and I share a bond in that we both wrote books about our Mothers and our experiences concerning their care. Kathy has a wonderful blog and if you would like to read it just click this link.http://broughttomysenses.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/my-story-chicken-soup-for-the-soul-family-caregivers/

My birthday is more than a month away. I wonder what other surprises will come my way!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Can't Make Up Mind -muscle testing

When I am faced with a big decision to make, like should I put money down on this house, or is this car for me to buy, I usually don't have a problem. I just turn inward and my intuition shouts a big YES!

It is the small things that befuddle me. Now I am talking in the realm of which one of these three books should I buy? Should I get the top in blue or black since I like them both? Which tea should I pick off the shelf? Which orange is the ripest and best for me?

The amount of time I waste pondering these somewhat small decisions is ridiculous. I drive myself and unfortunately my friends and family nuts.

Fortunately, I have found an easy solution using the muscle testing of my hands and fingers to quickly get a yes or no answer and get on with my day.

My friend, Candess Campbell, has made two videos demonstrating this technique. I want to share them with you. I bet you will be surprised by how many times you will implement it. I have come to trust this strategy as my subconscious yes or no.Muscle Testing

Muscle Testing with Tomatoes

Monday, January 2, 2012

"The most benevolent outcome," were the words I had spoken when ...

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"The most benevolent outcome," were the words I had spoken as I snapped this morning picture. I did not even finish the sentence as I saw this beautiful orb appear as the flash of the camera went off. 

I do not have to wonder if angels are here to help me. I love the tangible view they give me. If you look closely you will see the the orb on the left is encircled by a bluish aura. My intuition makes me think that AA Michael is providing protection along with other angels.

It was not until I downloaded the picture that I saw the other orb on the right.

I am ready to start the day with confidence.