Monthly Archives: March 2012
Thank you so so so much, http://thenomadicangel.wordpress.com/, for the blog award nomination!
I began my blog journey only a few months ago, adding a few articles a month, but now it is more like a full-time job! I love the fact I can share my thoughts, feelings, philosophy, with the outside world like never before and the feedback and support is just amazing.
I have personally grown this month, through effort and dedication to my writing, and I have been rewarded greatly. My readership has exploded this month, and for that I am truly grateful.
There are some awesome bloggers out there and I would like to thank you ALL for sharing your knowledge and personal insights. Receiving awards from your fellow bloggers gives you a real boost, to know that someone feels you worthy of recognition and sharing the love. :)
So, now I have accepted this award, I have to follow the rules!
1. Nominate 15 other Bloggers.
2. Include the Award (image) in the post.
3. Thank the person who nominated you and link them into the Post.
4. Share 7 random things about yourself.
5. Include the rules in the post.
6. Inform every Blogger that you’ve nominated by posting on their blog.
So, My Random 7……………….
* I am 5ft 3inches, on a good day. When I was younger I wanted to have my legs surgically lengthened!
* At home I drink, on average, 20 cups of tea (well the English do have a tendency to overdo the “taking of tea” thing). But I only drink coffee at work, as for some reason tea just tastes wrong at work.
* I used to go on ghost hunts but now I find them rather dull, disrespectful, pointless………………
* I only passed my driving test in November 2011, at the tender age of 37. I had lessons on and off (well more off than on) a few sporadic times in my life and finally, after regular 5 lessons I did it! Although I stalled the car 3 times during reverse parking lol.
* In a male dominated house (my husband and 3 boys!) I am very protective of my shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. And you can bet your bottom dollar the minute I want to get dressed our eldest will waltz in to use my hair straighteners! (Note to self: Buy him a pair of straighteners)
* I love to write, but I feel uncomfortable with verbal conversations with people I don’t know very well. If you interviewed me it would be like scrapping your nails down a blackboard – simply wince inducing! LOL
* I have bungee jumped, which was both exciting and scary as hell!
My Top Blog Nominations go to:
Astral Poetry – For the beautiful words
Barefoot Basics - Motivation marvel
Direct Your Own Life – Empowerment for the people
Celestine Rhythm - Relaxing, soothing, ahhhhhhhh
The Conscious Evolution – Monique Williams; inspirational writer, life coach and all round lovely person
Good Luck Charms that Work - Says it all and more. Great little get up and go articles too
I’m Not Lost Just Weird for the chocolate covered pickled herring
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy - Beautifully simple pointers on spirituality
Psychic Jeff – My other-half :)
Intuitive One - For her thoughts on her psychic abilities, her family and the world
Dumb Workers - Gotta love the “no holds barred” Aussie humour
How to Man Up - Modern advice for the male species
Ghost Cities - Great ghost stories and info from around the world
Transient Sky - Get in touch with the planets and what is going on out there
No Ruff Days - Gorgeous doggie pics and quotes
I like a good old moan, putting the world to rights, as much as the next person. But where does it get you?
If passion and emotion are the drivers behind the moan it can quickly escalate into a full-blown aggravating, stress induced, blood pressure raising, irritable bowel syndrome triggering, life shortening headache!
For example, the petrol (gas) tanker drivers hinted they may go on strike. The government suggested fuelling up our cars “as a precautionary measure”, and perhaps filling jerry cans to store petrol “just in case” the tanker drivers went on strike. This led to shortages at the pump and angry queuing drivers in many parts of the UK. The whole country could have ended up in a mass scrum, just to get every last drop of petrol out of the hose.
Petrol prices, road rage, queue rage, punch-ups at the filling station, taxation on petrol and pretty much anything and everything to do with the petrol industry came to the fore, and people up and down the country complained about it.
The opposition party, of course, were in utter elation. Finally they had something to really moan about! Even the cynic in me couldn’t help thinking it was a government scam; to induce panic buying and boost tax revenue, as they have been over optimistic in the 2012 budget.
It is easy to see how something that could happen explodes into an all out media circus, which they dubbed a “Fuel Crisis”, with the majority of the national news dedicated to the issue.
But, hang on a tick, does it really help? Could we, the everyday person on the street, actually do anything about it? Is there any point in worrying? Is there any point moaning about something that is completely out of our control?
The short answer is no, and the long answer is to question why it should be a “no”.
Well (and this applies to a vast array of things going on in our lives) is an escalating argument really something you would want to be involved in? I refer back to my initial thought on emotion and passion, and the channeling of such emotions. Think back to an argument you many have had, at some point in your life. At the height of the mud-slinging frenzy you, and/or your sparring partner, may have said something derogatory, been less than complimentary, and maybe even down right rude.
But it didn’t stop there did it? You and your opponent went your separate ways, maybe slamming a few doors, making ultimatums, saying “I quit!”, getting the last word in etc. Did it end there? Oh no! You probably went away and stewed for hours, days or even months. You replayed the whole scenario in your head over and over again thinking “I should have said that!”, “Why did they say that?”, “I was right!”, “They were way out of line!” and so on.
Now I feel exhausted!
Any how, the point I am making is that a negative thought about someone or a situation can grow at an exponential rate, getting bigger and bigger, angrier and angrier, uglier and uglier. Research shows that for every complaint, be it thought or outwardly spoken, you need to back it up with ten positive compliments to tip the scale, thus lessening the emotional effect on yourself. I find it fascinating that science has come up with an actual formula, a definite figure, to counter the impact of a negative thought.
But there is a catch!
Let’s say I complain about the weather; I have to come up with ten things that I can positively say about the weather, just to cancel out my negative attack. Kind of puts complaining into a new perspective doesn’t it?
So the next time you are at the verge of complaining your coffee is cold, think again! It may become an Olympic task just to think up ten happy thoughts about coffee!………..As they say “Misery Loves Company” :)
Here is a great two-part video on Ester Hicks, channelling Abraham, talking to a guy who wants to win the lottery jackpot. Although it does relate to winning the lottery, the message rings true for anything you wish to attract into your life – using the Law of Attraction.
I have never seen a channelled message flow as freely. It is energetic, fun, motivational, inspiring, uplifting and really gets you in the zone.
Abraham-Hicks Winning the Lottery, Part 1
Abraham-Hicks Winning the Lottery, Part 2
Huge Thank You to Angie at: http://metaphyzgirl.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award – she is inspiring, warm and knowledgeable.
It’s means so much when someone tells you they like your work and even nicer when they show how much. I love to write and there is nothing better than finishing a post and hitting that publish button. Awesome! I have visited soo many great, inspiring, thought provoking writers on Wordpress, in such a short period of time – it’s just amazing!
Here are the rules for this award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link back to their blog
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award to 7 nominees
7 Things about Myself
- I am a mum of 3 boys and a grumpy cat
- I have been married for nearly 18 years
- I live somewhere in the wilds of Berkshire, UK
- My “day job” is a totally un-spiritual one, as I am a credit controller
- I am a qualified Reiki Practitioner & facial skincare therapist
- I love shopping, so I am in the process of becoming a millionaire
- I have been dying my rogue grey hair since I was 18!
I would now like to pass down the nominations to these brilliant blogs:
Man, that was a difficult one!
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it so keep doing what you’re doing.