Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
((**I must admit whether it was in my trendy square Howdy Doody lunchbox or the paper sack later, we had such a frugal existence that anything my mom put in a homemade cookie - fried baloney and cheese sandwich with mustard, cheese sandwich, orange , whatever was always a great surprise and treat, but this child has a double surprise daily !!
A riddle is fun to slip in lunchbox
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
We can let go of our defense mechanisms when we are ready to be truly honest with ourselves.
We all have defense mechanisms that we’ve developed over time, often without being aware of it. In times of trouble, the behaviors that have worked to get us past challenges with the least amount of pain are the ones that we repeat; even when part of us knows they no longer work. Such behavior is a natural response from our mental and physical aspects. But because we are spiritual beings as well, we have the ability to rise above habits and patterns to see the truth that lay beyond. And from that moment on, we can make choices that allow us to work directly from that place of truth within us.
When we feel ourselves tensing up , we can say a little mantra let go , let God, or You are ok ..or whatever works for you !!
Most of our defense mechanisms were developed in childhood; from the moment that we realized crying would get us the attention we craved. Passive aggressive ways of communicating may have allowed us to get what we needed without being scolded, punished or laughed at, so we learned to avoid being direct and honest. Some of us may have taken refuge in the lives of others, discovering ways to direct attention away from ourselves entirely. Throwing ourselves into projects or rescuing others from themselves can be effective ways to avoid dealing with our own issues. And when people are truly helped by our actions, we get the added bonus of feeling heroic. But while defenses can keep away the things we fear, they can also work to keep our good from us.
When we can be honest with ourselves about what we truly desire, then we can connect our desires to the creative power of the spirit within us. Knowing that we are one with the energy of the universe allows us release any need for defense. Trusting that power, we know that we are exactly where we are meant to be, and that challenges bring gifts of growth and experience. When we can put down arms raised in defense, then we are free to use our hands, minds, hearts and spirits to mold and shape our abundant energy to create and live our lives.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Today's flowers my bulbs did not do well so seeking some color-orchid trees reaching for sun 72 degrees
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Thursday 13 or maybe I'll call it -13 degrees Probably one of my favorite posts ever- what happens to a bubble throughout a night of below freezing temperatures
Various phases of a simple bubble that freezes during the night- Quite a great science experiment
Inside the crystal bubble
A scientific wonder
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