It was just a few weeks until Christmas and I could hardly wait.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Powers of Manifestation
I believe that there are no actual coincidences in life – although there may be incidents that coincide but whatever is appearing in our lives is because we are attracting it with our vibration.
This week has been a great reminder for me to be more deliberate in how I think about seemingly little things that can easily become much larger if I don’t pay attention.
This is the perfect opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone and press reset.
This past week I have had several experiences that have literally woken me up to the absolute power of the law of attraction.
A few days ago, I was having dinner at the hotel when a large family with several young children came in. They were adorable and very lively, I remember thinking how those parents really had their hands full.
How did I attract that? I was tired and hoping that I wouldn’t have noisy neighbors. I had focused on that family in a way that was not what I wanted.
The next morning, I realized I had been thinking about it in a negative way and started to think about them as a beautiful family traveling together and how happy those children were laughing and playing. Within an hour the family checked out of the hotel.
Still a bit tired from lack of sleep, I decided to take myself out to lunch. Pizza and a beer sounded great.
How did I attract that? I thought about how much I enjoy peace and quiet. That I love meeting nice people wherever I go. And, how truly fortunate I feel to have such a wonderful life.
Next, as I was going to take some belongings back to storage, I discovered my car battery was dead. I have never, ever had a dead battery in over 50 years of driving. I also have never used my auto roadside service.
How did I attract that? Earlier that day, I received a renewal notice for the service and I thought I might not renew because I had never used it. Also, I was feeling a little overwhelmed at how disorganized my car was with all my excess baggage.
At first, I panicked. I hadn’t dealt with this before and felt very insecure. I wondered how easy or difficult this process would really be.
I knew I needed to relax, I was in a safe place and as always had many options. I decided to walk across the street to get some lunch while I waited.
Inside of 30 minutes, a lovely young woman from the auto club, recharged my battery and I was back on track.
Then last night – I ran a hot shower to get some moisture into a very dry hotel room. I checked to see where the smoke detectors were, so I didn’t accidently set one off. I had a nice relaxing evening and went to bed.
How did I attract that? As I was checking for the smoke detectors, I noticed the unit on the wall next to the bed and thought I would certainly wake up if that goes off. It absolutely did, my ears are still ringing it was so loud. I had also been thinking of how scattered my clothes were and what would I do if I needed to leave in a hurry.
I went down to my car where I could get warm and remembered I had extra winter gear in my trunk for emergencies. Once again, I remembered that I was safe and no matter what, everything would be fine. Of course, it was a false alarm, someone probably triggered it burning popcorn in the microwave or maybe even taking a shower?
This post began as a simple thought about the Law of Attraction and how it works in our lives.
Whatever I give my attention to will expand and how I feel about it will dictate the manifestation.
I love knowing that I can create anything and that I need to stay mindful about how that comes about.
There were a few reasons for this trip. One was to write more, and another was to focus on my spiritual journey.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
The Stanley Hotel - A Ghost Story
It was a beautiful spring day, and my friend was coming for a visit. We decided to go to Estes Park for the weekend. We talked as we drove up the mountain, he asked if this was where “The Shining” was filmed. It was a glorious day - blue sky, beautiful scenery and a perfect way to begin our trip.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Travel Adventures After 50
For some, this may seem impossible but I’ve found it is more of an art than a science and with a little bit of planning and some practice, anyone can do it.
Sunday, June 19, 2022
30 Day Reboot
It’s that time of year again. The time when I begin to feel a bit restless and in need of a change. I don’t feel stuck, just a little less interested in my usual routine.
Being retired, I don’t have the commitment of work and yet my life is full and busy and for that I am grateful. Now, I am ready for something new.
Time for a Change
I have to be careful when I’m feeling this way as I have a tendency to make radical changes, like moving houses or even leaving the country. I don’t need to go to that extent if I can just find some new ways to revitalize my outlook.
What I have learned is that all change actually happens from within and that is where I need to start. So, I have created a personal challenge that will help me to reset my perspective and allow some fresh ideas to surface.
Be Easy About It
What I am looking for is a gentle shift, not a huge leap. Some way of opening up to some new things without having to throw out the old.
One thing I will do more of is meditate. Spending just 10 minutes a day, sitting quietly is so simple that I forget how much power there is in reconnecting with my spirit.
When I do that, it seems that I feel lighter, and more creative ideas come to me.
Do What You Love
Something that never fails to soothe my soul is to go out in nature. No matter what the weather is, I always love just walking in a park. I go during off hours so I can be alone and just experience the peace.
This year, I started a small vegetable garden. It has been so satisfying to care for the plants and watch them grow. It is a lovely reminder of the cycle of life.
Part of the process for me is to remember to have more fun. I have always been a very serious person so light-hearted fun is pure joy when I can let myself feel it.
Over the years, I have found that I enjoy many things but don’t often incorporate them into my daily life.
Whether it is turning up the music and dancing while I’m cleaning house or cooking some new exotic dish, it doesn’t matter. Just being playful is key to feeling happy.
It is helpful for me to reduce outside interference in order to make sustainable changes.
The big one for me is my phone. I live alone so it is easy for that to be my biggest connection with the outside world, but it has become less of a tool for communicating and more of a time warp of senseless activity. I catch myself scrolling through a flood of information that I don’t want or need in my life.
I remember when a phone was just a phone, not a mini-computer.
Television is another intrusion that I allow far too often. I don’t need the constant input of bad news and excessive advertising.
Maximize the Positive
It is easy to go through the day without stopping to think about how I am really feeling. Every day there is an opportunity for me to look for the best things in the world around me.
Something as simple as a friendly check-out clerk at the store or a lovely yellow butterfly on the bush in my yard. Life is as wonderful as we let it be.
Many years ago, Bing Crosby sang “Accentuate the Positive – Eliminate the Negative”, that is my new mantra.
I can’t wait to see what delightful things I will discover on this new journey.
Friday, May 13, 2022
Sunday, March 13, 2022
What I Didn't Know About Ireland
As an Irish American, I grew up thinking that I knew certain things about Ireland. Of course, I had always heard how beautiful it was and how friendly the people were, but I was surprised to discover that there are so many things that as Americans we don't really know about Ireland.
To say that the Irish are heavy drinkers, is not a fair reflection of the culture
Having said that, there is a very healthy respect for the black stuff
Taxi drivers are more like professional tour operators