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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Saturday, July 31, 2021



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Saturday, July 10, 2021

 As I look out my window, I see the storm clouds.

I welcome the rain they bring.

The nourishing rain 

This rain, along with the soil and sun, bring us life.

It is a blessing to watch the universe take care of us.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Your Kindness

 You allow your kindness to grow and you grow the kindness in others

Your kindness is a powerful realm, will you give yourself permission to enter?

This is universal magic

It is not yours to possess, it is yours to share.

It is only required that give yourself this permission.

Kindness requires your attention to grow, kindness grows your attention, it is a circle without end.

Everlasting.  Joy. 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Mindspa: Mandala Gazing Technique for Relaxation, Sacred Geometry, Femin...


The kindness can transform your life.  The use of mandala to transform your spiritual existence. Would you like to know more?  You have the answers in your soul.  This is the kindness that learning mandala gazing technique offers. Give yourself this gift.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

This poetry, it came from sandness.  This poetry it was born from my need to express my grief.  It came from a dark place, but it brings a bright light on those feelings.  A light so bright, it glows.  It is a lone street light shining in my world.  Please turn on your light, it can help others to see.-Kindness.-farfari

Friday, July 2, 2021

When you learn the flower dance.  The bliss will appear before your eyes. It will transform and shift your reality to a life of kindness. Flower dancing can change the world.  Will the world change you?  This is the kindness. 

Wonderful World of Relaxation: Reality Shifting Flower Dance Song DJ No ...

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Meditations: Positive Affirmation Mantra-I Will Express My True Self to ...


"I will express my true self to others, it is beautiful to bare my soul".-farfari

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Friday, June 25, 2021

The sky above is a daily painting for me to enjoy it's beauty. The blue, the eternal blue, it goes on forever. The softness of the clouds, morphing as they turn.  Such kindness-farfari

Wonderful World of Relaxation: Daybreak (Rebirth) Divine Spiritual Reco...

Monday, June 21, 2021

Dreams

 My dreams are like visions, awake, vivid, eye opening.  Visions of pain, visions of sadness.  Visions of happiness, visions of joy.  This is the kindness.  The experience of a full range of human emotions, acceptance of all those different emotions.  Peace with yourself, brings you to peace with others.  I am brought to my knees when I forget this.  I rise when I remember.  Kindness-farfari

Dreaming in 8 Bit: Dreaming of the Mushroom Kingdom. Meditative Reality ...

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Your body is the vessel.. I watch you carry the light inside. I see you express the light outward, I see you take the light inward.  I am asleep in your comfort, I am awake in your presence. I am alive, and I am awake, and I live in this moment, and all moments.  These blessings of kindness deliver your joy without but a thought of rejection, this rainbow of your emotions showers me with the sacred hues, the light of life everlasting, and the permanence of presence.  I am present with you.
It is not the way your spririt moves others, it is not the way you look upon the child of the universe.  The love is apparent, your love is translucent, your love is alive and awake and overjoyed.  I am not alone, because you are with me, and I lift my heart up to you.  You are the light that I bathe in. You are the eternal spirit.  I am your child. 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The warmth is not always from the sun.

The heat can come from the friction of our souls

Colliding, Inviting, Introducing others to become one with us.

I embrace your warmnth, as you partake of my warmth. We are all one, inner connected, separated only by our choice to do so.  No longer accept this separation. No longer accept the division.  Embrace our unity--farfari 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Your kindness shows through , In all that you do, in all that you speak.. Your Kindness is a blessing unto others, it is a celebration of our oneness, of our connection. to each other and to the universe.  You are unique and beautiful and you possess a space all your own.  You belong.  You are part of the light.-farfari 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Friday, May 14, 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

5 minutes with farfari podcast-Chapter 13: Can you be truly nude ? Embra...

Do not be ashamed to be emotional
Expose your vulnerabilities. 
As you increase your sincerity,
You increase your value.
When you practice this kindness

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

10 Hrs Heavy Rain Thunder and Lighting in the peaceful forest while camp...

The rain failing, against the leaves.
The gentlest thunder noises
This is a blessing.
This is the gentle sound of kindness-
farfari

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Mind Spa: Beautiful Music 18th Chapter Lo Fi Chill hop hypnotic trance f...

Mandala gazing, has taught me much
Of human nature, my nature, those who lack
nature.  Activity plus intention equals compassionate 
success.  Care for others-Kindness farfari

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Guided Meditation: #1 Loving Kindness Meditation with Warm Sensations. ...

Self love is the best love
And the purest love you will ever feel
Treat yourself with the same compassion
And kindness you give to others.
Kindness-farfari

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

Dreaming in 8 Bit Gentle Synthwave The Beauty of Springtime & travel thr...

Shift your consciousness to a gentler reality
Manifest this digital peacefulness
Into your multi-dimensional shift.
Kindness-farfari

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Mindspa Beautiful Music 17th Chapter Mellow Lo fi beat Time to Wake Up t...

It's time to awaken
And include others of all races and creeds
In those you protect
It's time to wake up
It's time to wake up

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

5 minutes with fafari podcast 11th chapter: Will you make excuses or wil...

Will you have accoplishments?
Will you make excuses?
Will you bring joy?
Will you have regrets?
It is your choice
And your choice alone-farfari

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

10 Hour Black Screen, Heavy Rain, Thunder, and Lightning soothing tin ro...

Seeking shelter from the rain
In the days of my youth
Such pleasant memories
A delightful sound
Rain on a tin roof

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Nature's Wonders: Uniting you body and Mind with Nature 432 Hz frequency...

I dwell in a house of kindness
There is room inside for you as well.
I welcome you to enter
You are embraced by my love.  
It is a deep penetrating love
House of loving kindness-farari

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Monkey's Secrets of the Universe Are Hidden Behind the Words Which W...

The secrets of the universe are inside
the monkey's words.

8 hour Black Screen Rain with Gamera. Defender of the Universe and Frie...

Gamera!  Gamera!
You are so strong, Gamera!
You are so strong, Gamera!
You are so strong, Gamera!
M! M.! J! V!
M! M! J! V!
Monsters coming from Mars,
or some other alien world?
Come on space monsters,
Bring it on!
Let's Cut and Poke
Ok, go-go-go!
Using spinning jets,
He will win!
You are strong, Gamera!
You are strong, Gamera!
You are strong, Gamera!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Dreaming in 8 bit: The lights of the city

The lights of the city
Can look like diamonds
The diamonds are yours to take
Through kindness

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Nature's Wonders: Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G major This is a universe ...

Days that you are unable to feel kindness
Are days that you are being unkind to yourself
Treat yourself with the grace and gentleness that
you would a scared child or wounded animal.
Compassion

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Mind Spa: Mandala Beautiful Music 11th Chapter Lofi Kindness with Sacred...

Your patterns so intricate
A graceful twirling and whirling
I am lost in your beauty
I am lost in your sacred geometry

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

Wonderful World of Relaxation Psychedelic Worm Hole Silver Wonderful Wor...


Let your kindness shine like silver and gold.
Let your kindness twinkle in your eyes.
Let your kindness be your guide.
Let kindness be the only goal

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Meditations: Chant: Daya Karo Bhagavan

Daya Karo Bhagavan
Kripa a Karo Bhagavan

Hare Ram Ram Ram
Sita Ram Ram Ram
Sita Ram
Ram Jaya Ram




Tuesday, February 23, 2021

10 hour Black Screen Rain Downpour on sidewalk


Looking out my schoolroom window
As the rain falls, upon the sidewalk.
This rain cleanses
Body and Spirit.

Watching the clouds go by this morning.

Drinking peppermint tea

I smile at the sky

Relaxed 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Mind Spa: Beautiful Music 9th Chapter.


The separation from others has a had a profound effect on the world.  It is not easy to remember the closeness we felt with others when have been physically separated for so long.   However, in reality, the physical distance does matter at all.  The isolation is only a feeling, but the realization that we are one. Oh So Hum.  I am that.  The universe.  We are different, but we are the same.   We are one, we are all.
You only forget, because you want to.  Remember.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Nature's Wonders: The Poppy field of Beauty-Relaxation is yours. Kindne...


What does one do when surrounded by such beauty?   Enjoy it.
Stop overthinking and engulf yourself in the beauty of creation. 
You are being held close to the heart of creation and loved.
You are unique, and you deserve it.

Beloved Of My Soul


A friend of mine shared this video with me late night.  What a beautiful message!
Welcoming the Sabbath as the color of sunset clouds.  We are blessed to have such kindness in our lives.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Dreaming in 8 bit: Yin Yang


In Ancient Chinese philosophy, yin and yang is a concept of dualism, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Wonderful World of Relaxation Psychedlic Chapter 7 Orange Waves of Ecstasy


This video is a vision of what I saw when love was in so much abundance it felt as if it may overflow!
The secret is to not to try to control it, but to let the kindness and joy wash over you.  When love flows freely over you, some find it easier to let love flow freely from themselves.  Express this love to others even when you cannot feel it returning.  It is always there even when you cannot feel it, that is where the gigantic waves come from. Such beauty.  Kindness-farfari

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Meditations: Intense Guitar and Sitar by the lake. Powerful Kundalini me...


A Kundalini Meditation for you.   Feel the snake wrap and snap and it points itself skyward while you enter the central channel.   Kindness-f

Monday, February 15, 2021

5 minutes with farfari Podcast: Episode 2- Peace and Sadness


Peace is an acceptable desire, but sadness is an emotion that we want to cover up.
In this episode, I talk of finding peace with out sadness, and what to do if our sadness becomes an overwhelming depression.  Kindness-f

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Mind Spa: Beautiful Music 8th Chapter


The leaves changing in autumn and the green returning in the spring.  This song reminds me the sound of laughter and crackling leaves.  Such beauty.   
We can all be like children and see the newness and joy in our surroundings if we are just to open our hearts.  Not just for ourselves but for others.  Each day provides the opportunity for this rebirth.  We must only be aware of it's possibility for it to happen.  Our happiness is sacred and should be protected and nurtured as such.   Allow the healing that your inner child requires.  Kindness-f

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Nature's Wonders- The Peacefulness of the sleeping Puppy


Who has not felt an extremely profound connection with at least one dog in their life?

Dogs and humans evolved together.  I believe they serve a much higher purpose in the structure of our daily existence. 

I have often felt my dogs to be a form of guardian angels.  Protectors.   Guides.  Gentle.  Kind.

I strive to be as compassionate and gentle is the dog in my life. 

He is the noblest of beasts.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Wonderful World of Relaxation Psychedelic Chapter 6 Golden Sunbursts of ...



People often say they are sending healing white light to us.  I can see and feel the aura and intentions of others around me.   A golden energy is common for me to see when someone who has severe trauma is trying to send white light.   We must be able to accept this energy as the purest form of love that is possible from that person at that time.  I bask in the golden sunburst of their highest love and I believe we all should.  Peace-f

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Meditations: Float away with the Jellyfish Isolation Tank


I have a theory, that prior to our bodies taking on human form, the form of the jellyfish gave way to the tentacles of the octopus and we made our way out of the ocean.

The soft membrane gave way to a the sucker ended tentacles which in turned transformed our skeletons!

I have no proof of this, but I do have my faith and my assurance of my ancient cell memories to guide me.

Have you tapped into your ancient cellular memories?   What an amazing trip humanity has made as we mature and evolve.   

Remember our ancestors, the next time you wish to visit an aquarium. 

A part of you, swims in the water.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

5 minutes with farfari Podcast: Episode 1-Kindness and Delayed Gratifica...


First episode of 5 minutes with farfari podcast:  Kindness and delayed gratification.

 It can be difficult to remain positive when dealt with set backs.

At those times, I often say to myself, you are where you are supposed to be right now in the universe.

You are alive!  Be glad of this fact, and the difficulties wash away.

Kindness-farfari

Monday, February 8, 2021

10 hours Black Screen with Rain, Thunder, and Lightning Storm


I am pleased that I was able to help 80k nights of rest in one month!  I am blessed to be able to reach that many persons!

10 hour black screen heavy rain during the Ice Age. Wooly Mammoth looks...



Relaxing rain storm with birds singing.  Please indulge yourself and enjoy the walking of the
wooly mammoth.

Walking 

It can provide such solace for many different reasons.   

I can walk up to 25,000 steps a day at times, and I frequently have to remind myself that I have walked enough.

Walking meditation can be a peaceful practice.

I utilize it to help ground myself when I am feeling disconnected.

It is hard to remain disconnected from the earth, when your feet are taking turns planting into it!

Opening your senses to the many experiences that walking can provide is also helpful in the grounding process.

Pay attention to your senses as you walk, and it can make walking even more pleasurable.

Kindness-farfari

Sunday, February 7, 2021

 I have never been one to join a tribe.   In myself, I have found the strength to determine my values and belief system.  Large groups lend themselves to double dealing and manipulative tactics to enrich the leaders of the group.  It does not matter what tribe we belong to, or if we are in a tribe.  It only matters that we practice kindness with one another.   There is nothing that prevents anyone from being able to become self-actualized, except a lack of kindness.  Make this your goal for the day.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Nature's Wonders-The Black Hole



Creation.   Such a mystery.  Is it necessary that we know where we came from to understand where we are going?  I say no.   Removal from cosmological creation stories of magical beings creating the universe has offered me much peace.   The creation of the universe was not random, nor guided, nor created, nor not created.  We exist and that is enough.  Enough for me, I hope you can make it so for yourself.

Friday, February 5, 2021

 What lessons have I learned recently?

I am always open to new experiences and opportunities for growth.

I recently began attempting to assist a group about meditation in a facebook group, a medium I had never utilized before.

It quickly became apparent to me that the goal of the group was not to assist anyone in their practice, but rather for the group to have a competition about who was more enlightened and correct.

I had suspicions that the underlying motivation for the group was financial and not spiritual.

When I offered my resignation and removal from group, after being told I made someone uncomfortable for offering friendship and support for troubles they were posting about ?  it was initially refused which I found greatly amusing.

The self-aggrandizing was something I could no longer tolerate.  

I will continue to learn this lesson.   The internet is often a place for those who place their words as their reality, when their reality is far less spiritual.

This medium can reach millions, but can be a poor excuse for looking someone in the eye, and reading their body language, and intent in person.

Do not be fooled like I was.

-farfari




Saturday, January 30, 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A naked human body

I could lay next to my naked wife for eternity, and I hope I will.

Never was a such a creation so perfect as her nudity. 

Standing before me, she is radiant. 

This is not sexual.  This is an admiration of her beauty.

I am blessed to be around such nudity.

We should all spend our time in the nude with our spouses.

I am naked right now.  And I am smiling.  And I am proud.

Meditation for Authenticity | Meditation With Kama

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

 Tuning into my senses.

The Acoustic guitar has such a beautiful sound to me.   Hearing it played beautifully mesmerizes me.  I go to another planet.  It is as if, I have left my body.

Cat Stevens music, Jimmy Page's acoustic Led Zeppelin numbers, the Stones. 

All such beautiful music.   I am blessed to have been around such beautiful songs.

When I tune into my other senses I can also accomplish this.

Scents.

Lavender, vanilla, patchouli, peppermint.   All are other worldly when I allow myself to focus on the smell.

Sight

The sky, the earth, the vegetation, our loved ones eyes, our reflection in the mirror can all be wonderful sights to see if we take our time and digest them.

But, why do this when we can look at another post on facebook or doom scroll on twitter?

We must return to kindness and interactions with each other, and not just interact through computer screens.

Wake your senses, leave the digital world, and return to the wonders around you.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Humanity

I know someone who believes he has to be perfect and do exactly the right thing , for everyone he encounters, at exactly the right moment, regardless of the situation. 

He believes he should rise above the basic needs of the human soul and body.  He should be able to transcend hunger, sleep, danger, and fear.

He can be superhuman and take care of everyone, completely selflessly without a moment's hesitation!

Is this person alive?  Is this person real?

I say to you he is not real, but a mere figment of my imagination. 

He is my ideal self.

He "should" do quite a bit of things.

When he "should" do things, he ends up doing nothing.

What happens when I let of my ideal self?

I can truly live in the moment.  Enjoying each moment in life, without judgement.

Removal of baggage that weights me down.  

Pure existence and acceptance of my "real" self, who lives in "reality".

I recommend we all try it, myself included.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Today has been trying.
I have perfected failure.  I am trying to set up farfari radio.  I have a computer, a mixing board, a microphone, and lots of practice at trouble shooting.  I am still failing.

I think back to all the other first times I tried to do something.  The 1st time I tried to drive a car, the 1st time I tried to dance with a girl, the 1st time I tried to meditate.  Eventually, with the exception of dancing, I generally acquire the skill and think no more of the failure.

farfari can be far harder on himself than he is of others, far less forgiving.  farfari feels trapped that things can be forever at times, not recognizing the transient nature of the fumbling in the dark.  And what is wrong with fumbling in the dark?  It is not a weakness, it is to be human.  I required taking a step back and again remembering, "Show the kindness that you show others".   

It is easy to treat others kindly, it requires action.  

In what ways can we show ourselves that same type of compassion, when the unkind activity that we want to change exists only between our two ears?  

I believe that putting positive actions towards ourselves can be the solutions.  Living inside our heads, or trying to meditate past it has not worked for me.   I often will give myself a pep talk inside my head, briefly, and then move on to something that will engage me in a much more gentle manner.   Navel gazing and philosophizing have their place in figuring out our problems.   For me, when on mental fire, I require a fire hose first.  The fire hose can be exercise, expressing my frustrating experience to my wife or friends,  turning off my brain, or at times even a guided meditation.

I could never believe that I have the answer for what will work for you when you see yourself as a "failure".   See, I have failed again! 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

 This meditation will help you unwind for the day and prepare yourself for sleep.

Remove yourself to a quiet area, you may choose to sit or lay down.

Close your eyes, and imagine yourself completely void of task.

You have completed all of your tasks for the day, and nothing more can be accomplished.

You congratulate yourself on a job well done and invite yourself to rest for the evening.

You begin to focus on your breath, breathing in through your nostrils and out through your mouth. Take a deep breath in through your nostrils and out through your mouth . Breathe in deeply, raising your stomach…

Hold for a moment

And exhale, flattening your belly as you do so.

You are inviting yourself to rest. Raise your stomach up and down with your breath. Concentrate on your breathing. It is glorious and you are alive. You are done with tasks. The day time is over. And you may sleep. Let rest be your reward.

Pay attention to your breath, inhaling, holding, and exhaling, and holding.

Imagine you are on hill, laying in a hammock surrounded by lavender or fragrant flower of your choosing. The smell is relaxing and gentle, it is pleasing to your senses. You inhale deeply to fill your senses, lungs, and belly. You exhale deeply lowering your belly and can almost taste the scent as it leaves your body again. It is a glorious scent and filled with kindness. You continue to breathe deeply, inhaling, and exhaling. The flowers sway in a gentle breeze around you, “Whispering, it is time for sleep, and you deserve rest”. You want to obey the flowers, and agree to go to bed.

Now is the time for you to exit the meditation and to go to sleep. Please do so now. Kindness-Farfari

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

As I work towards making my first guided meditations recordings, I can have difficulty in working in a realm in which I have no expertise. Technology.

I often am not gentle with myself for not knowing what to do next.  I am the mighty farfari,  undaunted by and a remover of obstacles!  How could I lack knowledge?

Typically when confused, I will call upon others to assist me in figuring out the logistics of a technological challenged individual navigating through unknown territory.  Some assist me, others listen but offer no guidance.

Much like our energy charging and rising in meditation, the search for knowledge in this area is surrounded by darkness.   Little by little as I breakthrough, I remember the message of one I respect greatly.

"farfari, you have great compassion for others. When you are hurting, treat yourself with the same gentle compassion that would treat a crying baby, or an injured animal".

Would I condone scolding a small child attempting to learn a new skill, that I so easily scold myself for?

Would I condone ignoring the cries of a wounded dog?

It is always a journey, step by step.   I must learn that I will never know it all, and when I accept that, I can learn in peace.

Kindness-farfari

Monday, December 21, 2020

 Who am I?

I am a person, who claims no hierarchy in the spiritual world.  I am not closer to purity than you are.

Kindness is my mantra.  Service is my action for others.   

I have difficulty writing about myself, it feels like aggrandizement.

I am a 48 year old man, who has worked and have seen much of the darkness.  I was a crisis intervention specialist, hired to remove children from dangerous situations.  Cults, prostitution, drug abuse, homelessness.  I worked in hostage negotiation, active suicide via swat teams, domestic violence, mental health crises.   

I was injured while rescuing a child from neglect via an car accident that rendered the previous version of myself dead.

I was awakened only by the assistance of very powerful spiritual guides, who taught me the power of meditation, and my life was changed.

Since then I changed my career in an attempt to help people more personally.  I provide access to the world to those who have been denied their true value as humans.

I listen to others, and encourage them to listen themselves.  

Treat themselves gently, as they would treat an honored guest.

I enjoy working on my life's true mission which is universal acknowledgement of the value of those who are disabled, or otherwise differentiated and marginalized in society.  Each flower blooms at a different pace then others.   Each flower has value.  Every human is to heard and seen.

Meditation can be a very powerful tool, it has helped me overcome much physical and emotional pain, and I am in the moment.

There are many tools in the toolbox to help others and all.  I make relaxation youtube videos, podcasts, blogs, physical books, clothing, and other items to assist in remaining in the present.  I have found it especially rewarding for myself when in need of grounding to focus on our 5 senses.  I plan to speak often of the simple value of attentiveness to the present time and using your senses to help you remain there.  This is what I do.  It is not the entirety of me.

I am pleased to be working with Rahim Patel and others who see the world's open invitation.

Please free to call upon me if you are lacking Kindness in your life.   I am available to everyone via many social media platforms.   Thank you.

Best-Farfari

Monday, December 14, 2020

 About a two years, I was on a driving trip through the New Mexico countryside.

I had stopped and had lunch in small former mining town outside of Santa Fe, named Madrid. 

Madrid has become a beautiful artist community and is just one of the treasures along the Turquoise Trail.

Continuing northward towards Santa Fe through the twisty mountain roads, I next passed a town by tthe name of Cerillos.

Cerillos is home to the Casa Grande trading post, a mining museum, and petting zoo all nestled together next to an overlook with an astonishing view into the valley below.

I went inside, and looked the antiques that adorned the mining museum, feed the goats, and stopped in the gift shop on my way back 

Usually, I am not compelled to purchase knick knacks to remember my journeys, a picture can suffice.  But something, a higher power compelled me to the haphazard box of Catholic prayer medals.

I wear a necklace daily with emblems and medals of spiritual beings of various faiths and religions which have significance to me.  Ganesh, Hamsa, Aum, Tajitua, a Cross, and the Star of David are all mixed togteher hanging loosely on a piece of leather cord that may have cost me a dollar.

I began looking through the medals and one in particular reached out to me to.  I had never heard of the Saint on it.  St. Therese of Lisieux.

I instantly adored the engravement on the front, which to an untrained eye, looked very much like the Virgin Mary holding several dozen roses.  Not knowing it's meaning or who the heck St. Therese of Lisieux was, I had to have it.  I purchased it returned to the car to drive home.

While driving home I begin pondering...What was it about this object that made me desire it so? Why did it call to me in such a powerful way?  

I would soon find out the powerful meaning, the intent of the universe for me to find that item, and how it and she soon connected with me in a deeply personal and profound manner.


Thursday, December 10, 2020

The world is engulfed in sadness.   Everywhere we turn, we are greeted with news of death, attempts to overthrow American democracy, unemployment and poverty rising.  2020 is 2020, what else can be said? But also, what can be done to combat this constant barrage of unpleasantness?   

I recommend these two things.  Actually, more but we will focus on these two.

1. Staying busy.

This is pretty self-explanatory, but now with our need to stay home for the safety of our peers, it has become ever more important to find activities to occupy our time.  Doom scrolling twitter and facebook for the latest chaotic news is a recipe for increased sadness.  I recommend cutting back on screen time, and focusing on the relationships you have with the individuals in your bubble. If you must play on your electronics, try something a little more productive with your time.   Hint...Start a blog. : )

2. Meditate
Practice. Practice. Practice. Utilize different avenues to help you achieve relaxation and (more) inner calmness. Youtube videos, podcasts, old fashioned prayer books, daily mantras, self check ins, and of course, MINDFULNESS.  It's hard to remain grounded in the present when the present is...what we are dealing with now.  Continued PRACTICE at this has worked for me, and I recommend at least trying it out to see if it is something that is beneficial for you.   You will not be levitating yourself in circles off the ground at first.  Stick with it.  Stick with it.  Stick with it.



Tuesday, December 8, 2020

 Today, I will work.

I will work with passion and conviction.  

I will be process oriented and not goal oriented.

I will exist.

Seaside Friendship (feat. DJ No Crust)