It’s Raining Outside, The Kids Can’t Go Outside, & I’m Getting a Headache! (Use Music for Inner-Healing)

Sound familiar?

No doubt, this is a stressful time for all of us. If you’re like most families with small children, the challenge of “staying home” is a major one!

  • For one thing, today, it’s raining and windy. So the children need to stay inside.
  • For another thing, our apartment is small, the rooms seem to have gotten smaller,
  • And the children’s playtime seems to have gotten louder!

If you’re like me, you’re seeking refuge from so-much stress, right about now!

So, what to do? Get angry? Cry? Scream? May I make a suggestion?

I disappear into the bathroom with my smartphone, log onto a shopping website and fantasize about a beautiful, glowing blue Chakra strand bracelet on my arm, while I’m sitting at my favorite Café, drinking my favorite drink…with my favorite friends!

Crystals help me go deep inside my soul & remember to be grateful for those precious memories, that make me smile, as the tension fades and a dazzling light shines behind my closed-eyes, & I begin to heal from within.

Lucky for me, I actually have a Lapis Lazuli crystal sitting on the bathroom window-ledge, I turn-on the water & by the way, the sound of running water sounds “mighty” soothing!

Inhale, exhale, relax. Open your eyes, come out of your loneliness, & laugh with the children!

Fluorescent light, Crystal Skies – Listen now!

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Wait & Be Courageous. (As Commanded)

Early church tradition affirms that apostle Peter was the author of this letter, First Peter.

Indeed, the purpose of this letter was not to provide a record of the life of Christ, but instead, Peter was encouraging Christians with the comforting spiritual realities behind the persecution they faced.

Peter wanted to emphasize — JESUS, THE OVERSEER & CHIEF SHEPHERD — of all Christians, and when He appears, those who have a relationship with Him will, also, be glorified.

7 casting all your care [anxiety] upon him, because he [“Chief Shepherd”]

cares for you. https://youtu.be/qkOFKPJQ6a8

13  Peace to you all, who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

I encourage you —

…to memorize ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬-7.

“In nothing be anxious;

but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

That word…Entreat, appeal, beg, petition, beseech, plead, invocation, request, solicit, urge, pray!!

And the peace of God, [there’s nothing like it; you can’t buy it!]

which passeth all understanding,

• shall guard ..shall keep…

• … your hearts (Yes, your heart hurts, but only for a while),

•  and your mind & your thoughts, (You’re preoccupied with the heartache, but only for awhile),

enjoying life…smiling and sharing more love…in Christ Jesus.”

  #encourage  #inspireothers

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We Can Heal Our World. Here’s How!

Quote:

“Our world is a joint creation. We have the power…[and we, each, have a profound affect] on those around us!”

From, “Healing Our World” by Mary Ruwart

When we try to control others, we ourselves, become the Controlled.

Like a stone thrown into a quiet pond, our actions and reactions have a rippling affect …outward…affecting our world.

One action towards our neighbor, ripples outward into the community, affecting our “world.”

Overcoming Fear: The Power of the Law of Attraction

There’s a simple way to overcoming fear of singing in public, and using a microphone to amplify your Vocal Gift!

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This is what happened to me…

 

Time: 1968

Place: New Orleans, LA

Sitting in the back row of the choir, one day, I began to daydream about being in front of the microphone, singing to a crowd.

I listened and enjoyed the soloist, as she led the choir in rehearsal, and looked forward to Sunday morning, when we’d all get to “show-off” our talents!

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After rehearsal, I went home, went into my bedroom, closed the door, and stood in front of the mirror, holding my hair brush as though it were a microphone. Then I got an idea… 

I chose my favorite album, put it on the Hi-Fi,

…and when the music began, I resumed my place in front of the mirror, holding my hair brush, and singing my heart out! No fear. No worries, or cares about how I sounded. Just free, carefree, joyous singing. 

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Before long, the bedroom door opened. Only, I didn’t hear it, nor did I hear anyone enter the room. Instead, I continued to sing, as my intruder took a quiet seat on the side of my bed.

When the song ended, I heard, “That was lovely.” perfectpitch1

I turned in surprise, and all I could manage to say was, “Mama!”   I don’t know if I was embarrassed, or just annoyed.

But after hiding for so long, the very thing I wanted to share,

…here’s what I discovered.

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      …the power of belief works to attract into our reality, those things that we think about! 

 (Remember, I had been daydreaming about singing in front of others, without fear or hesitation!)

“What things so ever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Saint Mark 11:24

Do you Have a deep desire? 

Try God. Believe. Pray….Be Grateful. Then… 

Do this:

  1. Write down on paper the thing you want.
  2. Turn the paper onto the other side, & list steps toward making it happen…leaving space between each step.
  3. Now, go through each step, & fill-in the details that need to happen to make each step occur.
  4. …AND now
  5. TAKE ACTION
  • Find a song you like.
  • Find a place to rehearse, alone.
  • Find someone you trust to listen to you sing the song.
  • Record yourself.
  • Tell someone about your recording!
  • Remind yourself that you CAN do all things through Christ, Who gives you strength.
  • Repeat.

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If you truly believe that you have already received the thing you desire, your actions will reflect it.  (This rule, actually, refers to everything! That’s how the Law of Attraction works!)

Think it, Do it, & Have it!

 

 

The Problem with Change

{a little background}

As you may know, I'm an affiliate marketer. I work from home, promoting the products & services of others, and get paid a commission every month on the sales that I generate.

With the recent company changes in my affiliate marketing program, my blog, along with the ads on the blog, have to be changed. Not only that, but the content I have written, and saved for later posts, have to be re-written. The flyers that I made last year, that I send in the mail with my bills, have to be changed as well. What else? Let me think. Is that everything? 

Seems like I did this same “over-haul” of my ad campaigns not so long ago, because another program had been discontinued, and things were being re-arranged in the program.

Yep, this feels like a repeat…

But is it, really?

Sometimes, things looks similar on the surface, but when you take the time to take a closer look, they aren’t the same at all.

First of all, what looks like a problem is really an opportunity. The challenge that it brings also brings with it, Growth. So, it’s not really a problem at all. Turns out, it’s a gift!

Now you can see how our perceptions make a huge difference in our feelings? And our feelings make a big difference in our actions!

Secondly, and most importantly, most of the time, if you’re working with a company that has a track record of success, you’ll discover that the changes are actually improvements on something that was already “good.” Now, with the changes, things are better, and end up being “much better” in the long run!

Yea, it’s a lot of work, but the rewards are great and far-reaching. The first time that I remember having to do things differently, I remember being excited about the new flyers, the new webpages, and the new blog material. I even incorporated new artwork into the mix!

This time, it’s going to be great! I’m so excited. I can’t wait to get started. Why?

Glad you asked.

Because “new” is often better…especially when it’s carefully researched & crafted, accompanied by self-motivation to improve, mixed with creative energy. This is an awesome mixture for success…always improving.

This situation, the one that involves “more …

…work”, ultimately, is your big chance. You ultimately, have complete control over what happens next. 

As long as you accept the challenge of change, you will grow and improve.

Things can only get better!