Oprah sits down with acclaimed author, motivational speaker and life advisor Tim Storey for a conversation about finding deeper meaning in your life and how to transform a setback into a comeback at any age. In the episode, they discuss how Tim has helped guide people through some of life’s most difficult circumstances, including cancer, drug addiction, depression, and divorce, and how to move forward when your situation seems insurmountable. They also talk about the power of manifesting dreams and how so many of us have the desire to live our dreams, yet very few of us have learned the strategies for doing it. A doctor of theology and known as a “pastor to the stars,” Tim’s message of life transformation is widely received by people all over the world.
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Quick, on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) how happy are you with your life right now? Are you living the life of your dreams? Are you fulfilling your awesome personal potential? Are you jumping out of bed each morning fueled by a sense of passion and purpose?
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As you ask yourself these questions, you may start to feel a little uncomfortable. It is likely you may want to rationalize that icky feeling away. Things aren’t that bad. You have access to many of the things that make life satisfactory and bearable. It may not be “ideal” but it’s fine. One-day things will be different…
I believe that we are all a little too familiar with the stagnant waters of complacency. We spend year after year doing work we don’t love. We spend our time in relationships that we have outgrown, with people who do not uplift and inspire us to be our best. We are frenetically busy, running around in circles with too much to do. We are stressed, anxious, our health is suffering and we feel irritated.
WE’RE SO BUSY BEING BUSY
We live in a society that worships at the alter of busyness and – let’s face it – in the crush of everyday expectations and unrealistic demands it’s easy to lose the sense of being engaged in anything larger than ‘cranking it out’, ‘taking care of it’ and ‘gittin er done’.
Now don’t misunderstand me, there is nothing wrong with hard work. To the contrary, working hard can help us achieve at higher levels and deepen our impact. The issue is, as is stated so eloquently in the movie Fight Club, “this is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time”.
Where is your urgency? Not your busyness – we’ve all got ‘busy’ coming out our wazoos. Where is the urgency to craft a life that you’re proud of? Where is the fire in your belly? We are all guilty of putting things off until ‘later’.
WHAT IF ‘LATER’ IS TOO LATE?
We save the fine china and the fancy clothes for ‘special occasions’. But here’s the bottom line on that – they’re not guaranteed. You never know when life will throw you a curve ball and rob you of the opportunity to have the life you want with the people you want it with.
Far too often we wait until we have no choice but to take action. But it shouldn’t require a terminal illness, financial ruin or extreme unhappiness to inspire us to make positive changes in our lives. Perhaps those old clichés are worth paying attention to: Seize the day! Take the bull by the horns! You only live once! BOOYAH!
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE URGENTLY?
For me, living with a strong sense of urgency means leading a self-examined life, cultivating deep, meaningful connections, spending time with the people I love, doing work that matters and that makes a difference, being mindful and present, not taking anything for granted and not wasting time on things that don’t matter.
YOUR NEXT STEPS
It’s time to rekindle your inner fire. It’s time to develop a sense of urgency about your life. The clock is ticking. There is never going to be a better time than right now. Start to get some clarity around the life you want to create. Set some goals. Crush those goals. Live in possibility. Remove yourself from what is perceived as comfortable because outside of your comfort zone is where the magic happens. It’s time to stretch into your greatness. You deserve no less.
Do it now. Do it now. Do it now.
You wanted to write a computer app that would help people source jobs that fit them and your college roommates talked you out of it.
You wanted to marry someone who had a great love of adventure but you got married to whom you were dating at the time because your friends were getting married and thought it would be great to all get married in the same year.
You wanted to study writing in college so you could be a novelist; your family told you to stop be ridiculous and get a real job.
We get talked out of things all the time – even the important things. Though others may mean well, they offer advice to help us stay safe; they care about us and they don’t want us to do anything “foolish.” But staying safe frequently translates into living small, and living small means not living your dreams, abilities or potential. As Helen Keller said, “Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing.” But few of us would say life is a daring adventure; we’ve been talked out of it.
See, a great life is one that we define based on who we are – what we are good at, what we are passionate about and what matters to us. No one can fill in this information for us – only we can define what a great life must be for us. Though we each have the ability and responsibility to choose for our lives, we frequently give these away and blend into life. We weren’t born to blend; we were born to stand out by doing the things that matter and fit us.
Our dreams, desires and unique abilities create a roadmap for our definition of a great life. They are the clues about the things that resonate with us. Listen to these and we have the information we need to choose wisely in life. Don’t listen to these, or listen too much to others, and we quickly move off our road in life and onto theirs. As I told my kids, if you are on a road in life and find other footprints in it, you are likely on someone else’s road. Check in on you and what is important to you. It is likely you will find a virgin path waiting for your steps.
To help yourself find the courage to say what you want for your life and go get it (regardless of what others say) consider these three things:
- Know what makes you unique, different and amazing – your talents, strengths and passions. Embrace your uniqueness as your competitive advantage – your way to stand out and find your way in a world of 7.1 billion people. What is different about you is what is right about you. Knowing this gives you clarity.
- Know your world to discover and choose the places that need what you do best or will add to your definition of success and happiness. Find your place and direction in today’s world that needs the “you” that you defined in the step above. This creates possibilities.
- Connect the unique you to the real world to find those places that will allow you soar, find your fit and love your life. Define it. Post it. Think about it. Share it with others. Get excited about your vision. Be determined. This gives you focus.
The number 1 regret of the dying, shared in the powerful article, Regrets of the Dying, by Bronnie Ware, is “I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” Wow. Don’t wait until you are on your deathbed to say what you want for your life and go get it. Know what you want. Find a way to get it. Don’t get talked out of it.
You know you. Trust your judgment. Find places that fit you in today’s world that give you great joy, love and enthusiasm. Dance when others sit. Run when others walk. Sing when others grumble. Come out when others hide. Be grateful when others complain. Live out loud in your way, on your terms, at your speed. Don’t get talked out of it.
So open the bakery. Write the app. Marry who you love. Write the book. Travel the world. Be an accountant. Be a mortician. Be happy. Love your life. Help others learn to love theirs. Don’t get talked out of it. Ever.
In modern societies, the ego has separated us from the world of dreams, thus separating us from an important part of our own reality. It is not so everywhere. In South American communities, that have preserved traditional ways of living, dreams are a large part of everyday life. When children begin to speak, they already work with their dreams and that becomes a way of life. People sit in a circle and honour, by relating, their adventures of the night. Whatever the message, it indicates what one should do during the day. If the dream says to leave one’s work, then let us leave it! But if Westerners acted this way, people around them would think that they were insane to take so seriously “a simple dream”. Yet, we must live with the wisdom of our dreams.
To foolishly limit our actions to a set of closed parameters prevents the magical and creative world within from touching our lives. Maybe by leaving the work where you feel stifled and bored you have a chance to discover a latent talent or a hidden potential never before considered. If the dream says to fly, let us fly!
When we understand the natural laws of a sacred dream we can fly. Our potential is unlimited. The question “Can you fly like an eagle?” addressed by the anthropologist to the shaman is for him out of place, because in non-ordinary reality of course he can fly! Everybody can remember when they were a little child they wanted to jump out of the window or off the balcony and fly. Yet, when we tried we hurt ourselves. But we continued to believe in our dreams because we had more faith in them than in ourselves.
In the inside world, there is a feeling of unity and magic telling us that everything is possible. Still aware of and very centered on their force of life, children know this better than adults. They continue to believe in the magic of the world they live in and in the creative life force that drives them in their actions.
Let us take our dreams seriously. If we dream we are flying, let us create a ritual that honours flying. Let us dress like a condor, let us go to the mountains and symbolically let us learn how to fly. But if we think that it is impossible, we will not jump because of the fear of falling. To understand our dreams, it is necessary to put aside our ego and our conditioning and to approach the reality of the dream. People who have the courage to jump and to fly really do it in a non-physical dimension.
Let us not flee away! Let us enter the dream to grasp its unique language. The more we work with dreams, the more we understand their complexity, the more they inform us at various levels of our awareness of their magic and the more they help us to become conscious of the knowledge and wisdom residing within all of us. Let us have courage!
“Ruby Sparks” (2012). Cast: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Elliott Gould, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Aasif Mandvi, Toni Trucks, Deborah Ann Woll, Alia Shawkat. Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Screenplay: Zoe Kazan. www.foxsearchlight.com/rubysparks/
Wouldn’t it be great to conjure up the ideal mate simply by writing one’s beloved into being? Sounds easy enough, right? But, as with any consciously created manifestation, one must know what one’s doing to get the desired results, a notion explored in the offbeat new romantic comedy, “Ruby Sparks.”
Novelist Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) suffers from severe writer’s block. Having become a best-selling author at a tender age, the literary wunderkind has come under severe pressure to produce from his agent (Aasif Mandvi), from his readers and, perhaps most of all, from himself. It’s become so serious, in fact, that he’s sought the guidance of a psychiatrist, Dr. Rosenthal (Elliott Gould). But nothing seems to help, and the condition grows ever more frustrating with each passing day that he stares at the blank paper in his typewriter.
Inspiration finally arrives by way of an unlikely source – his dreams. Calvin begins having recurring nighttime encounters with a mystery woman who captivates his imagination, one whom he feels compelled to write about. Before long, Calvin builds a narrative around his dream girl, whom he’s named Ruby Sparks.
His passion for writing is thus reignited and subsequently soars. However, he also begins experiencing a variety of unusual, unexplained waking life anomalies, such as finding women’s lingerie in his bedroom closet. But the biggest shock of all comes one day when he finds a stranger in his house – a personified version of his allegedly fictitious creation (Zoe Kazan).
Needless to say, Calvin is shocked to see his “character” come to life, even though Ruby seems perfectly comfortable being herself, oblivious to the notion that she’s a manifestation of his imagination made flesh. Ruby exhibits all of the traits– including the personal history – that her creator has given her, and she seems intimately acquainted with the man who wrote her into being. It’s all a bit much for Calvin, though, who seriously starts to question his sanity – that is, until he becomes aware that others can see Ruby, too. He’s at last convinced that she’s indeed real.
But now what? Since he created her, where does he go from here? And, perhaps most importantly, should he tell her who she really is?
Calvin soon realizes that, whenever he writes anything new about Ruby’s character, her physical doppelganger begins exhibiting the same behavior. It thus dawns on him that he can make her do anything he wants, a quality that initially seems tantalizing but that quickly proves to be a challenge to manage, raising a whole host of questions he’s ill-prepared to handle. (Comparatively speaking, writer’s block suddenly doesn’t seem like such a big deal after all.)
Despite the film’s seemingly lightweight story line, “Ruby Sparks” is anything but frothy fluff; rather, it’s a thoughtful meditation on conscious creation practice. Through Calvin’s exploits, we see that conscious creation is an all-inclusive process that carries with it tremendously potent power. In line with that, it also comes with incredible responsibility, for we are the driving forces in it and what we ultimately draw to ourselves. And, because of that, we need to be careful how we proceed with it, for we may easily end up with what appear to be “unintended” results, outcomes that arise from acts of either un-conscious or semi-conscious creation.
To make the process work, it’s incumbent upon us to understand and acknowledge that the power of creation originates from within us, from the beliefs and intents we hold in materializing the reality we experience. In that regard, then, it’s crucial that we know what we want to create, something that Calvin struggles with in almost every aspect of his life. His writer’s block, for instance, stems from not knowing what to write about. Similarly, his personal life is so socially Spartan, virtually devoid of friends and fun, that he spends nearly all of his free time with his brother (Chris Messina) and his dog, Scottie. He has trouble not only managing his creations but even conceptualizing them in the first place, seemingly letting them unfold on their own.
So, in light of the foregoing, is it any wonder that Calvin has difficulty with his romantic life and the manifested object of his desire? Perhaps that’s because, like most other facets of his life, it’s an area in which he has little experience, as an encounter with his one and only ex-girlfriend (Deborah Ann Woll) reveals. Through that “happenstance” meeting, we learn that he didn’t have a good handle on what he was doing or what he wanted out of their relationship, a pattern that, sadly, has carried over into his romance with Ruby, despite the supposedly desired attributes he imbues her with. He consults others, such as his counselor, his brother, his mother (Annette Bening) and his mother’s boyfriend (Antonio Banderas), about how to proceed, but their suggestions don’t inspire him, so the ball just gets thrown back in his own lap. But, then, that shouldn’t really come as any surprise, since creating his reality is hisbusiness, and that’s where the responsibility for making it work inherently lies.
Calvin’s struggles in this regard shed significant light on the concept of free will, one of our most important birthrights. For his part, Calvin has been squandering his personal stockpile of this metaphysical capital, choosing, for whatever reason, to allow most of his life to unfurl without much personal input. And, because of his lack of experience in this part of his life, he’s unprepared for how to wield this power when he finally becomes aware of it (through his materialization of Ruby). He’s like a kid with a new toy, trying it out to see what it can do and not always playing nicely with it as becomes readily apparent in one rather unsettling scene in which he uses the process to manipulate Ruby as if she were a puppet come to life. Learning how to employ free will effectively, justly and responsibly is a difficult lesson for Calvin (especially when it comes to using it to create rather than control), but it’s one he must master if he ever hopes to have happiness and contentment in his romantic dealings, his literary calling and his life in general.
This is not to suggest that “Ruby Sparks” is oppressively heavy or unduly serious; far from it. There are lots of great laughs in this film, reminiscent of those found in the delightful 2006 comedy “Stranger Than Fiction,” and they effectively reinforce its more substantive underlying themes. And, despite a somewhat slow opening half-hour, the picture quickly takes off and pulls in viewers, leading them through a thoughtful and entertaining narrative. Dano and Kazan are terrific in the lead roles, effectively fleshing out their characters and sharing a great chemistry as the mismatched lovers.
The conscious creation process can have its pitfalls when practiced with imprecision, indifference or reckless abandon. But by employing it genuinely, with clear intent, the results can be miraculous. Calvin comes to realize this for himself when he observes that falling in love is like an act of magic, but it’s one that results from deliberate materialization and not from random chance. Such is the true beauty that arises from the power of creation.
Copyright © 2012, by Brent Marchant. All rights reserved.
There’s this thing we call life that we all go through together. Yet, despite its inherent connectedness, sadly, we often fail to see or appreciate this attribute. We tend to look upon ourselves and everything in our existence as separate components loosely linked by certain limited degrees of commonality. And so, when some kind of manifestation arises made up of elements – people, places, things, etc. – that don’t seem to belong together, we find it even more inscrutable, failing to sense the intrinsic validity or value in it. Shattering such restricted impressions, however, is arguably one of the healthiest influences that can promote our personal growth, one of the central thrusts underlying the narrative of the new French comedy-drama, “The Intouchables.”
When Philippe (François Cluzet), a quadriplegic Parisian aristocrat tragically crippled in a paragliding accident, seeks to hire a new caretaker, he’s presented with an array of eminently qualified applicants. But, no matter how capable they come across on paper, Philippe seems unimpressed with all of them. In fact, strangely enough, the only candidate in whom he has any interest is Driss (Omar Sy), an unruly, untrained immigrant from Senegal with a criminal record who showed up for the interview only as a means to fulfill requirements for receiving government assistance benefits.Nevertheless, Philippe is impressed with the unlikely applicant’s unabashed moxie. Unlike the other candidates, who wear their obsequious (and largely self-serving) attitudes on their sleeves, Driss naturally exhibits qualities to which Philippe is drawn – pragmatism, quiet confidence and a lust for the qualities that make life worth living. Philippe’s handlers (Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Grégoire Oestermann) are concerned when he hires Driss, given his lack of qualifications and checkered past. But Philippe justifies his decision by saying that he believes his new caretaker will give him what he wants most – no pity.
The unlikely duo gets off to a rocky start, but Philippe and Driss quickly develop a bond that gives rise to an unusual but remarkable, dynamic friendship, one that transcends the employer-employee relationship. And, as time passes, Driss gives Philippe the thing he needs most – a reason to continue living, despite his condition. This, in turn, makes it possible for Philippe to give Driss what he needs most – a life that would have otherwise escaped him, one that exceeds his dreams and expectations.
It’s been said that, when life hands us lemons, we should make lemonade, and that’s certainly true when we look at our lives from a conscious creation perspective (especially once we realize we created those lemons, for better or worse, in the first place). Even if Philippe isn’t clear about the reasons why he created his own personal lemons (in most instances like this, some type of life lesson is usually involved), he’s certainly well aware of the need to squeeze the juice out of them, and that’s where his relationship with Driss comes in. For instance, even if Philippe can no longer directly participate in all of the joys he once did, he quickly becomes aware he can compensate for that with Driss’s assistance, partaking either with special accommodation or through vicarious experience. Likewise, Driss comes to see unexplored possibilities for himself that he once never envisioned, thanks to Philippe’s support and guidance. Who would have thought, for example, that a kid from the streets who openly mocked the art world would himself come to be an accomplished painter? In the end, it all depends on what one does with one’s lemons.
Of course, reaching this point requires getting in touch with ourselves. We must all become our own “in touch-ables,” learning how to access the inner thoughts, beliefs and intents that we draw upon to manifest the reality we experience around us through the conscious creation process. In particular, we need to become aware of the inherent connections that exist among the various elements of our realities, seeing the ties that bind them, their relevance and what they ultimately might lead to. Would Philippe, for example, be able to enjoy the richness of his life were it not for Driss helping to show him a new way to live it? Similarly, would Driss have come to appreciate the blessings of his existence if Philippe hadn’t seen the untapped potential residing within his unorthodox caretaker? Conscious creation connects everything, and the more we become cognizant of this, the more joy and contentment we’ll be able to realize from our existence.
This becomes especially clear when it comes to matters of interpersonal sharing, wherein connections tend to become more obvious. Giving to one another involves reaching out and establishing a bond, thereby illuminating the existence of a relationship between us and that with which or whom we extend ourselves. This is a common theme that has been explored in many other movies over the years (especially in matters of altruism), such as through Peter Sellers’ Chance the gardener in “Being There” (1979) and Nick Nolte’s homeless guru Jerry in “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” (1986), where these unassumingly gifted characters unwittingly give others what they need (and what they often don’t even realize is lacking in their lives). Driss does the same for Philippe in this film, but there’s an added twist – the giver ends up being a receiver as well, ultimately getting back gifts of a nature not unlike what he himself gives to others. Connectedness, it would seem, can go both ways in this context.
“The Intouchables” is a delightful movie, full of warmth and gentle humor but never losing sight of the circumstances out of which its narrative arises. It has an occasional tendency to veer off on tangents that don’t always receive their just due, but, thankfully, no unresolved or seemingly inexplicable threads are left hanging. The leads turn in solid performances, and they have great chemistry both with one another and with supporting players. The cinematography shows off Paris well, and the diverse soundtrack provides a nice musical backdrop.
The film has been something of a cultural sensation in its native France, having become the nation’s most-watched film in 2011 after only four weeks in theaters and eventually becoming the second most-viewed picture in French history. It’s also received its share of accolades, including Omar Sy’s win as best actor in the César Awards competition, the French equivalent of the Oscars, having even edged out eventual Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin for “The Artist” (2011) in that same category.However, the movie has not been without its share of controversy, either. Some reviewers and bloggers have been hypercritical of the picture. And, admittedly, some aspects of the film are a little odd, such as the fact that it’s based on the true story of a wealthy handicapped Frenchman and his Algerian (not Senegalese) caregiver. The narrative’s substitution of an Arab protagonist with a Black character has been the source of considerable speculation for its racial and religious connotations. But, as unusual as this deviation is, it seems a stretch to say that its implications go as deeply as some detractors have suggested, especially since the issues of race and religion are, at best, incidental to the story line.
To me, these criticisms seem like little more than misguided, overly analytical attempts at trying to find some agenda-driven political incorrectness where no such animal exists. Indeed, why someone would want to needlessly tear apart such a heartwarming film as this escapes me. Our world would be much better off, in my opinion, if more of us drew from the inspiration of these characters and their relationship than looking for ways to needlessly knock down the vehicle through which their story is explored.
Overcoming petty preconceived notions like those raised above, along with looking for ways to further our capacities for providing each other with mutual support, are central themes of this film, and it’s quite ironic that those who are most critical of this picture – the ones at whom these messages are most directed – are also the ones least likely to grasp them. Yet, if we were all to embrace these insights, we could do ourselves proud at reshaping a better world for ourselves and our posterity. Let’s hope we open our eyes to such opportunities when they present themselves.
Copyright © 2012, by Brent Marchant. All rights reserved.
“Albert Nobbs” (2012). Cast: Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker, Brendan Gleeson, John Rhys Meyers, Bronagh Gallagher, Mark Williams, James Greene, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Maria Doyle Kennedy. Director: Rodrigo Garcia. Screenplay: Glenn Close, John Banville and Gabriella Prekop. Story: George Moore. www.albertnobbs-themovie.com/#
We all have dreams for ourselves in life. Many of us also probably have some pretty well-defined preconceptions about how those dreams – and our lives in general – are supposed to play out. But then sometimes we also get surprised at what we’re presented with when those aspirations manifest, particularly in terms of the impact they have on the identities we hold of ourselves. These are among the many themes that come up for review in the thought-provoking new drama, “Albert Nobbs.”
Hotel waiter Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) is an oft-described strange little man. But then that’s probably because he’s not a man at all. Rather, Albert is a middle-aged woman who, because of the need to fend for herself financially, has been intentionally disguising herself as a member of the opposite sex since she was 14. And, thanks to her ability to successfully pull off this ruse, Albert has managed to set aside a tidy nest egg while working as part of the wait staff at Dublin’s Morrison’s Hotel. It’s a perfect place for her to work, too; the pay and perks are good, and the place holds so many deceptions of its own that it provides ample, discreet coverage for her own secret.
By focusing on her financial security, though, Albert has paid little attention to her personal life, particularly where romance is concerned. Also, she’s become so adept at passing herself off as a man that she has, for all practical purposes, come to regard herself as one. But, were the truth of things to come out, she’d face certain ostracism from conservative 1890s Irish society.
All that changes, however, when the hotel’s owner, Mrs. Baker (Pauline Collins), hires a painter, Hubert Page, to do some work at her establishment. She gives Hubert permission to share Albert’s quarters while doing the work, a prospect that causes Albert considerable consternation. The strange little man quietly struggles to hide her anxiety, but that uneasy trepidation quickly turns to outright panic when Hubert discovers her roommate’s true identity. Albert is terrified about the ramifications of this unplanned revelation – that is, until she realizes that she and Hubert (Janet McTeer) share the same secret.
Albert and Hubert become friends, spending time and sharing personal confidences with one another. Albert is particularly intrigued by Hubert’s description of the happy life she’s built with a loving wife, Cathleen (Bronagh Gallagher). Suddenly, Albert is able to picture a whole new life for herself, too. She envisions using her savings to buy a tobacconist’s shop, one that has an adjacent living area that would be ideal to share with a bride. Hubert encourages Albert to follow her dreams and seek the same kind of happiness that she has found, even going so far as to suggest that Albert pursue a relationship with the lovely young Helen Dawes (Mia Wasikowska), one of the hotel’s flirtatious chamber maids. Albert, who has had her eye on Helen for some time, concurs and decides to initiate the courting process.
Of course, wooing the object of her affection poses two challenges to Albert: (1) can she compete with her main rival, Joe Mackens (Aaron Johnson), the hotel’s strapping young handyman, who clearly has his sights set on Helen?; and (2) how does she break the news of her true gender status to Helen? Albert steps into uncharted territory in considering these possibilities, and she wonders how to proceed. Hubert is able to provide some guidance, but Albert is largely on her own in this endeavor, a path that has many potential rewards – and pitfalls.
Albert’s proficiency in envisioning possibilities makes her a highly competent conscious creator. Once inspired, she’s able to picture, with remarkable clarity, what she wants to achieve. But then that shouldn’t come as any surprise, since she’s been doing just that for quite a long time. When faced with having to support herself at a young age, Albert learned of an opportunity to work as a waiter at a Masons’ hall. She believed she was capable of handling the job, and, despite the obvious risks, she pursued it, successfully landing the position. The experience she earned in that job allowed her to obtain work later on in fine dining establishments in places like Manchester and London, putting her on firm footing when she decided to seek a position in Dublin.
Having successfully tackled the challenges in her work life, as well as accumulating a respectable degree of savings, Albert has positioned herself well to take on the challenges of reshaping her personal life. And now that she’s witnessed the happiness that Hubert has successfully attained, Albert believes that she can create that for herself as well. But, given that she’s on unfamiliar turf, Albert’s not sure how to proceed. Doubt begins creeping into her thoughts, and since doubt is one of the forces that can undercut the conscious creation process, Albert is potentially setting herself up for disappointment by allowing this. She even seems to recognize the impact that this is having on her plans, so she unwittingly attempts to compensate for it by micromanaging her materialization efforts, causing her increased levels of aggravation and even more doubt. Under these circumstances, she would have fared far better by putting out her intents to the Universe – her divine conscious creation collaborator – and allowing it to bring forth the conditions that allow her to realize her goals rather than trying to discern the specifics of how it should happen all on her own. By doing this, she runs the risk of working against herself, creating frustration that further undermines her efforts and ultimately brings her no closer to her desired objectives.
Through her experiences, Albert must come to terms with the fact that the fulfillment of our goals doesn’t always follow the prescribed forms that we envision, even if the essence of what we desire is eventually achieved. In circumstances like these, we may not even be aware that an objective has fundamentally been met until well after the fact or until someone points it out to us, mainly because we’re so focused on the outcome conforming to predetermined parameters that we can’t see the result for what it inherently is. This, essentially, becomes a case of the proverbial inability to see the forest for the trees, a practice that I call semi-conscious creation. Indeed, things might not always seem to be what they genuinely are (something that the protagonist should already be well-acquainted with), and, when we’re confronted with such conditions, they sometimes bring hard lessons, teachings that serve as cautionary tales for us all.
The impact of all of the foregoing can be considerable, especially when it comes to our perceptions of our own identities. We may well be more than the limited selves we see ourselves as, a notion that can have far-reaching implications. The title character comes to see this for herself, allowing her to move beyond who she believes herself to be, and in myriad ways at that. And, even if envisioned outcomes don’t always match preconceptions and/or result in full-fledged fruition, at least having the ability to view ourselves in expanded ways enables us to experience developments in our consciousness and personal growth that exceed previously constrained expectations.
The marketing campaign behind “Albert Nobbs” makes it look like fare suitable primarily for those keen on Masterpiece Theatre and pithy high-brow stage dramas. However, the picture is remarkably more “accessible” than that, an engaging offering for moviegoers other than those who wear tweed suits 24/7. It’s a heartfelt drama with a wealth of colorful characters in a wonderful period piece setting, with fine Oscar-nominated performances by Close and, especially, McTeer. The sound quality could definitely be better at times, though, especially when the players turn up the brogue factor, so sit close to the screen if the theater at which you’re viewing it has an audio system that leaves something to be desired.
The picture has been earning its share of awards season nominations, though it has yet to take home any hardware. In addition to its Oscar nods for Close and McTeer, the film has also been nominated in the Academy’s makeup category, a distinction it also earned in the Critics Choice Awards competition. Close and McTeer have also received their share of honors in other contests, with Close receiving Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and McTeer earning accolades in the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Award contests. The film was also honored with a Golden Globe nod for its best original song, “Lay Your Head Down,” a lovely, lyrical piece composed by Brian Byrne (music) and Close (words) and sung by Sinéad O’Connor.
I was especially taken with two quotes from this film. As Albert’s colleague, Dr. Holloran (Brendan Gleeson), the hotel’s resident physician, observes in a scene at a costume ball, “We’re all disguised as ourselves.” It’s a point that, arguably, has some merit, though, to me, it suggests a desire to hide, one that goes against our true nature. In that regard, I was actually more heartened by one of Hubert’s observations: “You don’t have to be anything but what you are.” It’s a statement that speaks to the core themes explored in this film – and, I would hope, to the core of our being as well.
Copyright © 2012, by Brent Marchant. All rights reserved.
2012 is here and with its approach there are many interesting ideas, theories and reactions to the numerous changes we find ourselves in.
We are at the beginning of a New Era and many are reflecting on what has been and what they would like now to be a more fundamental part of their inner and outer experience and what their intentions are for this exciting era. Others find themselves reflecting as to how yet another year has slipped by without fulfilling all their goals and dreams.
To think or believe that this era will be better than the last by continuing to do the same things all over again doesn’t allow very much to change!
Perhaps having failed to achieve your dreams because they were not achievable you may push them aside and compromise them in order for them to become more realistic.
If you can dream and believe your dream then you have the foundation by which to grow and become the person that can make the dream true!
Now is a good time to make some simple yet significant changes to help you move forward in a more complete way.
Understand that you are living an outcome of all that you have believed, thought, decided and felt on a conscious and unconscious level of being. To change this reality why not start each day by asking yourself,
“How can I be closer to my dream today?”
This not only helps you to develop absolute clarity about what you want to achieve but also allows you to actualize not simply the idea but rather sets the idea as a goal that is achievable now!
Develop absolute clarity about why you want to achieve your goals and a structure to achieve it. This is so important because in doing so you will be able to remain much more focused on a day-to-day basis. You will also find that with every step taken towards your goals, you will gain the confidence to take even bigger and bolder steps, enabling you to move in leaps and bounds.
You must absolutely believe in yourself ~ in the simple fact that you will and can achieve these steps in your everyday experience. Time becomes irrelevant when you believe that you will achieve what you set out to do and combined with having absolute clarity about what you want and why you want it you can enjoy the journey that leads to your dream ~ no matter how high the mountain of challenges gets!
Your future is created by the decisions you make and the actions you take ~ Today…in this moment.
My work is to be here in this moment challenging you beyond your current beliefs and thoughts. No matter how deeply rooted these aspects are freedom is the core and depth of all spiritual work and the embodiment of all spiritual Masters.
Your goals and dreams won’t get up and come to you. You have to go to them by living them in this moment!
Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘From the Heart,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ and ‘Deeper than Words’ was born in England, grew up in Egypt and also in Norway where he discovered the “Zen Buddhist philosophy”. This discovery eventually led him to the “Mount Baldy Zen Center in California, USA” where he learned the spiritual teachings of “Kyozan Joshu Sasaki.” He had curiosity to explore further the essence of spirituality and thus went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe including a period of time spent with some highly influential shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains. Now people from all over the world visit Tony Samara to take spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence. http://www.tonysamara.org/
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Scientists say we’re made of Atoms, pure energy…but where does that come from? World religious heads say we are a creation of God…but where does God come from? Philosophers and Spiritual teachers have entertained theories from; we are one collective energy expressed through many forms, to life is an illusion…but where does that come from?
Someone You Really Need to Get to Know There is someone I’m dying for you to really get to know. This person is amazing, insightful, charming, brimming with life, and filled with limitless potential. You’ll be blown away by their depth and capacity for love. I’d like you to meet… you!
Have you ever found something that gave you inspiration? Of course you have! Something that made you want to learn more, just seemed to feel right, and raised your energy. Maybe it was someone that said or wrote something that spurred you on a path toward your goals and dreams? Even if you didn’t necessarily know what your goals or dreams were at the time.
It may have felt like this inspiring person or thing had a higher resonance or energy which inspiringly pulled you toward wanting to be the best you could be. It was like having that connection gave you more energy, or even a higher vibration for you to move forward. For some people it could be a teacher, an author, an inspiring book, a movie, a friend, or something like nature or a specific item in nature.
I want to share a poem I wrote about 10 years ago that speaks to what I am talking about. I have been inspired by many things through the years. Some personal examples are books, movies, authors as well as nature. They have in their own way given me energy, hope, guidance and optimism. This poem speaks of an inspiring totem to this particular boy. A totem that gave him hope, energy, and a reason to move forward toward his goals and dreams.
There once was a boy who would look up in the sky
And focus his stare on the moon
He would ponder and think of the many ways
He could live his life in full bloom
His wishes and dreams known only to him
Were exciting and real in his head
Dreams of travel and adventure would swirl around
Until he fell softly asleep in his bed
The moon to him was a giant friend
To dream upon, which set him free
Free to think and grow and learn
Free for him to just be he
His moon was inspiring, a bright shining star
This sent his spirits to flight
When feeling low he’d look high in the sky
And then soon would be feeling alright!
His friendship with the moon helped plant a seed
Down deep inside his soul
This gave him the courage to be who he wished
And of his life take control
So believe in yourself and always keep on
With the help of your friends like the moon
The power is there, just open your mind
It will all come together quite soon!
Copyright G. Brian Benson 2002
What inspires you? What gives you a reason to look toward your future in optimism and hope? Who or what makes you want to become a better person? Find as many as these things as you can and keep them close…they are invaluable fuel.
G. Brian Benson (www.gbrianbenson.com) is a multiple award-winning author, award-winning filmmaker, actor, speaker, musician, entrepreneur, workshop facilitator, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races), cross-country bicyclist, inspirational poet and committed advocate of helping others be the best that they can be. Brian currently finished a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in called Guitar Man that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ It recently won an honorable mention prize in the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards. Brian is the author of five books, (Brian’s List and the eBooks The Art of Balance, Onward and Upward, Cave Man No More! and Discover Your True Self). His first book Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas On How To Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. It was also an Award-Winning Finalist in the Self-Help Motivational Category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News” Brian considers himself an everyman who has learned how to trust his intuition and listen to his heart which has led him to follow his goals and dreams and make them reality! A graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Worksite Health Promotion, as well as CTA (Coach Training Alliance), Benson lives in Reno, Nevada. In his free time he enjoys hiking, creative endeavors, acting, improv, sports, movies, travel, writing, hanging out with his son and playing the delta blues on his guitar.
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Friendships are wonderful things. Unlike the family we are born into, friendships are the one thing we get to choose for ourselves. We try them on and see how they feel and if we click, find that common thread then the bond cements and as the sayings goes we’re “friends for life”! Friendships do however come in many forms and define themselves for the purpose they serve. Some friendships are more in the nature of just acquaintances and then there are those that seem only to grace our lives but for a moment…
The awakening man is conscious, heartfully defined. Through his eyes, being conscious is not a cerebral construct, nor an intellectual exercise bereft of feeling. It is a felt experience, an ever-expanding awareness that moves from the heart outward. It is feeling God, not thinking God. The new man is always in process, awakening through a deepening interface with the world of feeling. He continues to strive for a more heartfelt and inclusive awareness…
What if fear no longer stopped you from your dreams?
What is it that you really want right now?
Not from your head or your ego, or what you think you should have to make you happy.
To the place where real dreams,
dreams worth having and dreams that actually have the power to manifest in reality come from.
Go in to your heart.
Who already knows exactly what dream is raising its hand screaming, “Ooh! Ooh! Pick me!!”
Who already knows the first few steps you could take right now to turn it from dream to reality.
What does your heart have to say?
Can you hear her or him?
Okay, let’s do this together.
Close your eyes right now.
Take a breath and put your hand on your heart and ask,
“What is the one dream I have for myself that right now is most important to me?”
What does your heart say?
And if you were to ask
“What is the one or two steps that I can take in the next three days to move towards that dream?”
What does your heart say?
And wait, one more question…
“What is the one thing that will stop me from this dream becoming real?”
What does your heart say?
Okay, just one more…
“If I didn’t listen to fear but instead to the truth in my heart, what do I know?”
Whew! Great work moving past your fear into love… if you were really listening to your heart when you did this exercise, then when you asked yourself what would stop my dream from becoming real, you would have felt your heart contracting, fluttering or some kind of feeling that was BLAH! That’s because fear had the microphone!
And as an ambassador of Team Love, I’m just not going to let fear win over you and smash your dream. All you have to do is take the love dare!
Take one giant step toward your dream!
- Write down the guidance you received in your journal, on a piece of paper, heck even a sticky note. Just somewhere you can see it.
- Then write down, say out loud or share with a friend the one or two actions you are going to take in the next 3 days to take a giant leap toward
If you need some extra support connecting to your Inner Wisdom and her Team Love message about your dreams – you can download the video meditation I created.
Wherever this finds you today, read this knowing that fear only has the power you provide it and at any time you have a choice … To choose to have faith in LOVE or to choose to have faith in FEAR. I really encourage you to try on having faith in LOVE. And of course, that love starts with the love you have for yourself. Love yourself well today. You deserve it.
In today’s fast paced, instant gratification, super size me world, where people’s lives are broken down and validated into bite size tweets, it’s real easy to forget to take a long deep breath and remember what life is really all about…it’s about people. It’s about people and how much we all really have in common. We all have hopes and dreams… we all have fears…we all go through struggles and make mistakes, we all want to be heard and acknowledged…but most importantly, we all want to love and be loved…
It seems like our days are spent being surrounded by other people whether it be at school, work, the gym or the grocery store. But how well do we really get to know these other folks? Are we making an effort to do so? Or are we too busy to even notice?
You know…we all have stories. We all have unique experiences that make each and every one of us different from everyone else…and sometimes when we listen to other people’s stories, it has a way of making our stories richer and more valuable…
How does listening to other people’s stories have a way of making our lives and our stories richer? If we really paid attention we would find many similarities in their lives which might mirror ourselves and give us insight into how we can live our lives in a more fulfilling, inspired and enjoyable way. We might also find that they have gone through many of the same trials and tribulations that we have. We might even find that they have many of the same interests. There are many reasons why we may have something in common with someone else. We just have to do a little digging to find out. I can assure you it will be worth it.
So the next time you give your money to a cashier at the store, drive by some folks asking for help on the side of the road, or make a deposit to the clerk at your bank…just remember that they are people too and more than likely share many bonds, fears and interests with you, and by getting to know them your life may become richer and more satisfying. Connecting is everything. ..
Have you ever felt whiny, angry or sad?
Or tired and frustrated and then acted bad?
You’re not alone; we’ve all been there before
When were all out of sorts and acted quite poor
Take heart and take heed, it’s the balance of life
Some days were quite happy, others feeling some strife
The key to this game, is to understand how it’s played
When you know what to expect, your confusion will fade
Love flows in balance; it’s where we should be
Not too high, not to low, but the middle you see
Be thankful and happy for where you are at
Life here’s for learning; it’s as simple as that
So during those times when it’s tough or unsure
Take a step back and think thoughts good or pure
Remember a time when you had some success
Believe in yourself and never ever second guess
Your life is perfection, the good times and bad
The easy and the tough, the happy and the sad
Each challenge brings a chance, to grow and become whole
To learn from your mistakes, and reconnect with your soul
We are meant to succeed, so take heart and take flight
Throw out your fears and give way to love’s light
Your destiny beckons, your true nature at hand
Live life to its fullest, it’s fantastic and grand!
Copyright G. Brian Benson 2007
I had the honor of doing one of my workshops (“An Introduction to Balance”) recently to a group of 21 teenage boys who were incarcerated at a youth correctional facility. The beauty of my workshops are that they are a bit different each time because of their interactive nature and the flow of the different participants that come through. What I witnessed that day while presenting to these young men will stick with me for a very long time. I had no idea what to expect or what kind of reaction I would get from them and basically was a bit nervous that there wouldn’t be very much interaction. What happened totally blew me away….
Instead of having a lot of silence and looks of “why am I here” from the youth, I found many very intelligent young men who couldn’t wait to speak and share their experiences, their regrets and their dreams. The depth of some of the youth was quite amazing to behold. Some talked of already having forgiven their peers who played a part in having them incarcerated in the first place. Many talked about how they wanted to go to college and how they were going to make it happen. Some talked about wanting to raise healthy families even though it wasn’t something that was modeled for them while they grew up. Others talked about forgiving themselves for the crimes that they committed so that they could move forward. A few made mention that they had separated themselves from their mothers or fathers, brothers or sisters, and friends to get away from their past of violence, crime, abuse and gang interaction.
I even had one teen tell me how he wanted to eventually be a youth counselor so he could help others like himself break free of their pasts and lead healthy futures. He told me that although he had no credits toward his high school degree when he was incarcerated, in two years he had almost completed his high school degree and would be able to start taking some college level classes. He then went on to tell me some of the pressures he is facing to make that dream happen. Apparently a friend of his and member of the gang he used to be a part of was recently shot by a rival gang member. The rival gang member was caught by the police and may possibly be sent to the same facility where the teen is incarcerated. The teen has received letters from the leader of his gang telling him he needs to take care of or avenge his friends shooting when the rival gang member arrives. He shared with me that he is really feeling a lot of pressure internally to honor his gang’s wishes. But for him to keep his “eye on the prize” of helping others and getting his college degree he needs to look the other way. I can only imagine how difficult it is for him. His mom is even hoping that he doesn’t go “soft” and takes care of his gang business. All I can say is wow…. Children normally look to their parents for guidance, love and good advice. Can you imagine having your parents tell you something that in your heart you know is wrong and that it could effect your life forever? I certainly can’t. Here’s to hoping that he does that right thing.
I left that facility after the workshop feeling blessed in many different ways. Blessed that I had a healthy and happy childhood. Blessed that I didn’t have as many obstacles to face to reach my goals and dreams as many of these young men do. Blessed that I had the opportunity to hopefully play a small role in helping these teens learn a bit more about themselves and give them some hope for their future. And blessed that I had the humbling opportunity to learn from them and realize what a gift freedom and choice is; something that they currently don’t have.
Here’s to hoping that all of these teens are able to turn their lives around and lead happy, productive lives when they get out. Unfortunately the odds don’t support my hopes. However after listening to many of them yesterday and feeling their energy and spirit rise in their voices; I am confident that some will. If a troubled youth from a violent and abusive past can make their dreams and goals come true…why can’t those of us who haven’t had the setbacks that they have make our goals and dreams come true? Something to think about…..
*Part Two of Grace Ste.Croix’s three part series on Opportunity. Read Part 1 and then please read on To Part Three: The Rewards Of Opportunity*
Only a few times in our life an opportunity arises. These rare occurrences may provide a brand new life of new experiences and rewards. However, alarmingly, so many people choose not to grasp an opportunity when it comes in their hands. Why is it that when an opportunity appears, it is only the rare person who embraces it?
I have witnessed a very close person in my life that was just beginning their life; start off on a bad foot. Plagued in a toxic area of one tracked minds and minimal chance to excel, this person was an absolute joy to be around but very depressed. He had bigger dreams then what this city had to offer, but because he was dreaming a bit harder then the rest of his crowd, he was put down so harshly for it. Like the Salem witch hunts the people in his life could smell someone who wanted more from a mile away, and they quickly strung him up verbally and attacked him until he admitted defeat.
He shared with me his big dreams, and even though I was only twenty two, I grew up in an area that provided a lot of accessible opportunities and contacts, I was very eager to give this person the life I thought he deserved in the first place. I would tutor him constantly to get his grades up, introduce him to people who were loving and kind, and help this very young man settle into a positive atmosphere, an atmosphere that we all deserve to have. He excelled very quickly, a little shocked that people could “be this nice” and “not ask for anything back.” He was enthralled with his new life, and his dreams slowly began to come true. (Note to the readers, there are so many good people out there; it’s just about taking the time to find them). His family became weary of the change, as my town was a bit of a distance from their own. He felt as though his family was not accepting his new life. After opportunity was offered, he began to feel that to most of us is the most horrible, powerful word that effects all of mankind. This one word stops us from achieving anything: FEAR. Fear breeds like rabbits. Fear has its child that develops like a cancer in us. It has two children, the feelings of WORTHLESSNESS and being UNWORTHY. My dear young friend felt this way, he felt that the risk of opportunity was too great, as it he felt that he was worthless and did not deserve to achieve his dreams. Even though his former life could be defined as abusive, it was comfortable because he knew this life, he knew what to expect. The father of fear is the UNKNOWN. My friend, feeling the unknown of opportunity, felt it was a risk because he felt unworthy and worthless to the new lifestyle. He felt as though he did not deserve a life where he was achieving greatness. He could not see the light that I saw, and even though I too, was very young, I tried with whatever words I could muster to prove that he deserved all those dreams he had. Needless to say, the comfort of the old life kicked in, the old abusive friends came back. Unfortunately, he today still lives the same life he had, and recently has shown resentment to people who do achieve big dreams. He has become his own monster, which I believe is the poison that sometimes comes with missing an opportunity.
Risks can be extremely intimidating. When a new job is offered to us, we can be scared about the risk of probation, meeting a new staff, the unknown in general. However the new job is better pay, better benefits for the family, and maybe gives you more leeway to enjoy a more relaxed life. This would be a risk willing to take.
All opportunities have their risks. It is up to us, to analyze each opportunity and write down each risk involved. Once we have a physical outlook on what is expected of us, we can see if the opportunity is worth the risk. We also must be able to step out of our comfort zone and embrace the unknown.
Without at least analyzing each opportunity, the unknown breeds FEAR. Fear is, to me, the father of worthlessness and unworthiness. This whole family of toxicity breeds in our minds like a virus. Virus can be cured by one thing, confidence. The unknown is just that, the unknown, and you must be the explorer willing to conquer your own life and take the reins from the virus of the unknown and fear, and steer yourself to reach your goals. As Vividlife magazine states and I believe should be one of its mottos, “this is your life, this is not a dress rehearsal.”
First of all I want to wake up your interest for dreams by telling my dream and realizing the deeper meaning that this dreams my unconscious wanted me to understand.
My dream is from 2001 and I remember that H.H Dalai Lama told me to write it down.
I was driving in a wooden car over mountains up and down and I enjoyed so much from fresh air and driving with a high speed.
Suddenly I came next to a turquoise colored sea and I saw my mother sitting beside me.
I knew that I was next to Dead Sea and I continued to drive back to the mountains and I saw a tunnel full of Roman Money. I saw people coming and I took quickly some money with me and again I found myself next to Dead Sea and my mother drove away with her car to some other place and I stayed alone. I saw that the trail where I have to drive will go under the water and I needed to check everything very carefully that my car will not junk under the water and I continued to drive again to the mountains.
This time I found a piece of Roman Glass and I was admired of the beautiful colors and I just knew that the piece of Glass is much more valuable than the money I found earlier and I hid it into my bag and I left the mountains.
What happened to me in my waking life?
Less than 2 years later I and my family left Israel because of the hard situation to abroad and 2 years later we came back and about a year later I started to work in Qumran (next to the Dead Sea) and my main work was to sell Roman Coins and Roman Glass. (Notice that I have never seen in my life these items, I just knew the names of these articles in my dreams).
Once in the work I had little time and I went to see the archeological area and I walked on the wooden bridge and like a lightning I remembered my dream and I just knew that there must be some reason that I am in this ancient place.
After one year I had to leave my work because of some problems and a one year later I started to work there again and only for the reason that I felt leaving there something valuable that I must know.
Well, this time came a war and there was no work to anybody and I was on my way to the mountains back to home.
This time it took only few days to realize the meaning of Roman Glass and the beautiful colors.
The wooden car signifies my journey and really, at the first time I got some money from sales of inheritance (Roman money symbolizes euro) and my Mother passed away in this time (she left me alone and drove to some other place), put the second time the Ancient Roman Glass and the shiny colors symbolize my creation and the result is this dream book. Dreams are an ancient way to connect to our soul and the colors symbolize my idea and finding my truth.
I want to add something very interesting!
In the beginning of August 2007 there has been a huge foundation of Roman Coins and Roman Glass beside Qumran.
In the earlier years the Sea level was much higher, but because of the global warming also Dead Sea becomes dry and somebody walked beside the sea and found a Roman Coin and they started to look more of these items.
(I saw a trial where I have to drive will go under the water…) In 2001 the foundation was still under the water!
Isn’t Life Funny?
Tinke – “Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. Isn’t life funny? I told you so, I told you, I told you soooooo! Don’t be afraid your heart will be broken again – all is well. (Years before I had a miscarriage.) You watch tonight. I will tell everybody in class that you are pregnant, then you’ll know for sure it’s not baloney. I don’t eat baloney you know – Hee-hee-hee-heeeee. Bye for now, see you tonight.” I had never had any experiences with fairies personally until then.
On Feb. 18th. I wrote and spoke to my embryo child and asked if I could come into its presence so I might hear what it had to say to its Daddy and I.
“Mommy, I love you. I am not afraid anymore. Everyone in your class helped me to not be afraid. I was awfully afraid to come here, but I wanted to be here with you and Daddy for a long time. I’ll be a quiet baby, a happy and healthy baby and I’ll also be a holy baby with my purpose. I am to lead people to the Light. You are a good Mommy, I’ll be so glad to be in your arms and have you rock me in our new rocker.” (see full rocker story in Super Vita-Minds: How to Stop Saying I Hate You…To Yourself). The rocker is what he is referring to that we supposedly, could not afford but did with my intention. “Thank you for picking it out with me Mommy. My work here will be very easy for you have paved the way for me with Daddy. I love your sweet music (we are musicians and songwriters as well). I have always loved it. It makes me cry with joy to hear you sing. Will you sing to me a lot when I come?”
I asked one of my guides, Arias to speak. “Daya, My Child, You are wonderful to watch growing into your splendor. It is my function to watch over you and your young ones. It is my honor to be of service to you at all times. Yes, you are with child and yes it is an Immaculate Conception. You must now consider that all you eat and desire to eat is of good consequence for your child. You have asked for a child and it is a real responsibility for you and Chris.”
After that, I saw a baby crawling on the floor of our living room, which I knew was our baby, but allowed doubt to creep in. I asked Arias if that was what I thought I saw on the living room carpet. “Yes, but you were afraid to believe. You must Believe you are hearing and seeing what you hear and see, for you are seeing, hearing.”
This took place over 16 yrs ago and our Joseph Paul Doolin is here!
All thought is form, substance, power and energy that attract unto itself the likeness of itself through the vibrational frequency of itself. Subconscious mind, Universal Mind is responsible for doing the work of attracting like thought frequencies so we need not questions how or doubt. If I had doubted over those fifteen – sixteen years, Joseph Paul Doolin would not be here with us bringing to us all the joy and love he has brought to his family, an older brother, 12 cousins, uncles and aunts.
How did I accomplish this? I got
- Firm in my focus,
- Did not waiver in my faith and
- I did not say my desire had to come in a certain package or I would not accept it.
- I sat in the Seat of Receptivity for our Immaculate Conception
What I did say was that
- I desired a Holy baby,
- A wise and intelligent soul,
- A healthy baby,
- A happy baby and beyond all that I could possibly be aware of understanding as Divine to receive.
As Chris and I were in prayer we asked what his name should be and we saw and heard Mother Mary and Joseph together say, “His name should be Joseph, Father of Jesus.” And So It Is!
The remaining story about my intention, my conception and the seat of receptivity and birth of our son Joseph is in the Super Vita-Minds: How to Stop Saying I Hate You…To Yourself in Chapter 11.