Friday, August 17, 2012

"Stop Talking About It!" If It's Not In Your Mind, It Doesn't Matter

When I was about 14 years old, a friend gave me a watch. Nothing special, just a simple, red plastic digital watch; he may have had a crush on me. My Mom picked me up from school that day and had the opportunity to meet the guy. It was later that evening when I overheard Mom telling Dad about it. "He's black," she said... What?! No, he isn't. I really did not see it. 

It was when I returned to school the next day and met up with my friend. Oh, he is black; I did not care, either. I was actually very disappointed in my parents for making it an issue. I thought I was being raised to know and treat everyone as an equal. When I look at a person, I see their soul. I feel their heart and treat them in the same manner that I expect to be treated, regardless of the way they look or what they believe.


It is sad that even after decades of bigotry, hatred and wars started by some one's belief, many have still not learned to let it go. Children REALLY do not recognize prejudice until it is taught to them. Children are sponges.. they soak up information even when you think they are not paying attention. Teach them well.. We CAN make this world better for the children and generations to come. Lead by example and stop talking about it!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fate Vs Destiny



We have our free will to still make the in-the-moment choices, how we perceive and how we react. But in the end of each lesson or life journey, events will unfold to place us at a predetermined destination where the next part of our journey begins.

Fate Vs. Destiny

Each day passes by, with a shadow covering the moment. What was once special and tender has hardened to a cold darkness as Fate kicks the foundation of strength and honesty. Fate waves the sweetness of wants and greed until the darkness consumes what was once a better moment. Cries of painful desperation only come once fate laughs and points but now time is lost. These moments are remembered, regretted, grieved, and slapped in the face, but never forgotten.

Hope pushes Fate into a corner and Destiny tightens the harness. The reins of the shadows are firmly held with white knuckle and sweat. Determination plants its roots into the broken foundation, fighting to survive. Screaming at Fate, "You Will not beat me!" And with each branched root pushing in deeper, the strength grows and thickens. The Leaves of Destiny consume the dark moments, breathing life and a secure warmth of light, searching for the opening, the moment.

Fate pretends to look away as vines twist and fight between the cracks in the walls and creep under locked doors. With dull shears in a back pocket, whistling and idle tune, waiting for another moment to be lost. Simply waiting for the roots to break or weaken. Then a painful snip of separation.
(Originally written in 2003).

It is important to remember, no matter what you always have Free Will. And no one can ever take that from you. I think part of our life is predetermined destinations or experiences; how we choose to travel is our choice. 






Friday, August 10, 2012

Thoughts + Attitude + Action = Law of Attraction

Do you know the Secret? It is not really a secret. It is the Law of Attraction. You attract the thoughts you send out. Pssh, like that really works.. Sure it does. Your thoughts begin it. Your emotions amplify it. And your actions put it in motion. Would you like me to explain more? 

A great example of the Law of Attraction is through the story I wrote for a friend's blog at bakerthebrand.com a few months back.. The Law of Attraction Case Study: How A Woman Manifested Her Dream Home To The Exact Details. I will gladly share with you a few tips about the LOA.

It Starts with a Thought... 
Here is where you have to really get the words or image right. If you think "I need..." you will always need. If you think "I want..." you will continue to want. If you think "I have..." then you will have. It is already here. It is all in the phrasing, the LOA is very literal.

Attitude Makes A Difference...
People today generally are quick to complain about situations or a person they may be dealing with. It has almost become a default setting to focus on the negative. When you hear others say to "focus on the positive" they are not kidding. You are going to get what you deserve, so check your emotions. Even people will be what you think them to be. If you call someone an idiot, then to you that is just what they will be. By calling someone smart or thoughtful, then you have given them the opportunity to rise up to that. With a positive attitude, you attract positive things.

Taking Action...
Are you one of those people that wishes they would win the lottery but never buy a ticket? You have to go after your dreams. Talk to people. Grab hold of opportunities when presented to you. With the right attitude you can make things happen. Absolute belief is the key. 

It is really quite simple... Practicing the right attitude and putting it to action is the challenge. First of all, think in the positive and present tense. If you believe it will not work, then you are correct that it will not work. But in that sense it does work for the simple fact you believe it does not work that is what works. (Have fun wrapping your mind around that one). But by truly believing, balance your Karma, live in the moment, and a positive attitude anything is possible.





Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Story Behind "The Indigo Child's Survival Guide" (short version)

I bet most of you do not know I co-authored a book. How it all came together is a unique story.....

I had joined a few Indigo forums and found a great group of people; became friends with some of them. We all shared similar experiences growing up and in our daily lives. As we discussed things, I was often answering questions that started with, "What do you do when...?" or "How do you handle the emotional...?" and the mostly asked, "Has this happened to anyone else...?" Each story was different but the advice given by many was often the same.

We all connected with each other with similar traits that most have labeled "Indigo Child." We identified with each other and learned from each others experiences. Citing sources from all over, each of us giving our perspective from our experiences and it was good sharing. After a while of providing this guidance, some of us realized we were repeating ourselves often.

Baker, Co-author and Friend

While I was chatting with Baker, he said to me that he was searching the web for something inspiring and uplifting for the Indigo Child; some sort of survival guide. Baker and I had friendly chats about the Law of Attraction and finding one's life passion. He has inspired many through his blog at bakerthebrand.com. I knew he was a well accomplished writer and I saw him writing the book he was searching for. I told him, "Stop looking. It's not out there, yet. You're going to write it." (At the time, I did not know I would end up being involved). 

Simone, aka Sim1, Co-Author and Friend

Simone and I had become close, she one day tells me Baker has asked her to write part of the survival guide. I felt this was a great idea as Sim1 has studied healing energies, earned certifications, and teaches mindful meditation techniques. It was nice to see her excited over sharing her knowledge and experience. She has written and continues to write about how to take control of your emotions, through grounding and centering along with other spiritual growth experiences in her blog at healingsoulstice.blogspot.com 


Sim1 and Baker had asked another young lady to write with them, but that participation did not follow through. Sim1 suggested to Baker that they ask me... Three different authors, each of us bringing in our strengths.

I will not bore you with the process it took to put it all together. Each of us spent years learning through life; experimenting, practicing techniques, learning how to recognize and understand the signs the universe put in front of us. We recognize ourselves as Indigos and understand what it's like. We wrote this survival guide to help others find their own way.

The Indigo Child's Survival Guide


"The Indigo Child's Survival Guide", written by Baker with Mama Indigo and Sim1 Indigo. We wrote it to help and make it available to as many people as possible. Many have asked us why we don't just give the book away. We do not want to limit our reach to the forums. Everyone should be able to have a chance to read it.

We teamed up with Virgo eBooks Publishing who has now made the e-book version available to many more than those we know in the forums. It is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks. Profits from the digital version were used towards the printed paperback version to make it even more available to those who are not digital or prefer to hold the book in their hands.

**(Sept-2013)
Since this post was originally written. "The Indigo Child's Survival Guide" has helped hundreds of people around the world. It has been translated into several languages and in the process of being translated into several others.

Follow the links, check out the previews and reviews. Read the authors blogs. Get the guide book or not. Either way, I wish you well on your journey and may you have days full of love, laughter.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Life Sometimes Kicks You Down... You Can Get Back Up With The Right Attitude

After 12 years and 7 months of an abusive marriage, I finally had the courage to walk away. I was physically, mentally, and emotionally abused to the point where I couldn't think for myself anymore. What pushed me over the edge was when I realized he was using methamphetamine. It was another ugly fight that resulted in both of us being arrested. I was released and un-arrested in less that 24 hours because the cops looked over the witness statements and realized I did not do anything wrong. When I got a call that he was being released, I packed what I could and got the hell out of there.

Starting Over...

This was only the beginning of my, what I like to call, purgatory. For a few weeks, I bounced around staying with different friends and family. I had 3 pugs (my babies and the loves of my life) and I could not keep them with me as I moved around. A friend was taking care of them. It was not long before a judge court ordered me to give up my baby girl to my ex. That broke my heart to send her to the abuser, especially when I could not even take care of my babies during that time.

I was beginning to get my life in order. I was starving but got assistance from the state. I built a fence around the yard with my Dad's help and brought my 2 boys home after not having them for over 2 months. My glass art was selling and I was beginning to feel like I could make it on my own.

Life Threw a Curve Ball...

Then the unthinkable happened; my Dad had a stroke. Since my Mom has Alzheimer and my Dad could not walk or speak, I dropped everything and moved in with them in their tiny apartment in a senior community. I had a corner in the living room and I slept on the floor. The last thing I ever wanted was to move in with my parents again.

The more I complained about my living situation, the unhappier I was. Can it be any worse? Already, I have lost my home, one of my babies, and any form of social life that I had. Yes, it did get worse. I had to give up one of my boys to my ex because we could only have 2 dogs in the apartment. and my Dad already had his dog. How do I choose which one? My shoulders could not sink any lower.

I hated everyone and everything. I almost kicked a guys ass for almost hitting me with his truck when I was crossing the street. I was angry all the time. I even screamed at the sky, in tears, "What else are you going to throw at me?! I CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE! I'M DONE! DO YOU HEAR ME? I'M F***ING DONE!!!" And yes, suicide was definitely on my mind.

Climbing Out of Depression...


How did I turn this around? How did I come out of my depression? I focused on what I had; a roof over my head, food to eat, and a place to sleep. I still had one pug, which I gave all of my love and attention. My Dad was recovering from his stroke so I did not need to be there 24/7 anymore. I went for walks. Made friends with a few of the residents, even though they were older. I helped them with things like taking out their trash, carrying their laundry to the laundry room, took their rent checks to the office, etc. I took the focus off of my problems and helped others with theirs.

And guess what? Turns out, life wasn't so bad. When I stopped complaining about what I lost, I gained a whole lot more. I learned about the Law of Attraction and used it to manifest our house. We (my disabled parents and myself) got out of the tiny apartment and moved to a beautiful grove ranch. I got everything I asked for, including a horse to ride. And I did it with a positive attitude. You get EXACTLY what you send out. How you think and how you phrase things makes all the difference in the world.

Check out my house manifestation story:
The Law of Attraction Case Study: How A Woman Manifested Her Home To The Exact Details


Thursday, August 2, 2012

I Am Alive!


My Mom always called me a "Miracle Baby." I should have been stillborn. I was born 2 weeks past my expected due date; the birth water was black and the placenta was green. Ah, they did not count on my warrior spirit to fight so hard to live. I came out screaming. First born, my parents were just beaming to have a baby girl... oh, were they in for a surprise with me. ;)

It Just Sorta Happened...

My birth was just the beginning of a long line of  'one-in-a-million' freak accidents that I escaped with little to no injury. When I was a baby, asleep in my crib.. a fire started in my bedroom. Mom was up late talking to Dad on the phone (he worked nights) and she happened to hear the noise in my room. She grabbed me, told Dad to call the fire department and ran out of the house. Everything in my room was burned except for my crib and anything under it.

When I was a toddler, I fell out of a two story window. Someone was walking by and caught me. I can only imagine the look on Mom's face when someone knocked on her door holding her kid. Mom tells me she thinks I was reaching for the trees.

Things calmed down a few years with only a whole lot of minor injuries with scrapes, bumps and bruises. I played hard and loved challenges. What did you expect from this warrior spirit?  Mom tells me there were days when Dad came home from work and she would hand me over to him saying, "Take her or she's dead." I couldn't have been that much of a challenge to raise.

It caught up to me again when I was 11 and decided to boogie board on the front porch railing. Oops, this one was my own doing. I fell off the porch and over the cliff. A 2 inch pipe stuck out and ran down the side of the mountain wall; I grabbed the pipe on my way down. I ended up landing on my feet without a scratch on me. Nearly gave my Mom a heartache to see me go over the edge like that.

That same year, I went out at night looking for my Mom and was attacked by a dog. I screamed and curled up into a ball. My entire back was scratched up. Other than that, no other injury or illness.. not even a bite mark. By the way, this happened while we were missionaries in the Philippines.

Sometimes I Feel Like I am a Target...

Since my childhood you name it,  I have injured it. Sometimes it was sports and other times it just happened. What can I say? I still played hard. Head to toe; from concussions, whiplash, broken bones, torn ligaments, and bad sprains. Oh and a couple of deep wounds that required stitches. The weird thing is that I do not get sick. I have had a few colds over the years and the flu only once. But the last time I had any sickness other than an allergy related ear infection was more that ten years ago.

I have also been in 12 car accidents without any injuries that required a trip to the hospital. Never my fault except for one, which I fully take the blame. By now I have figured out 'something' has been trying to take me out.. and my guardian angels (whom I have had working pretty hard) keep saving my butt.


I Am Here to Make a Difference...

Everyday I wake up grateful to be alive. Am I meant for something big? I do not really know the answer to that. What I do know is I have met so many people in all of my travels and I like to believe that I made a positive impact on everyone who has crossed my path. I am here to help people find joy and laughter in their life. To bring a smile to people's faces. It is the least I can do. If my little impact on a person made a difference, they will go out and do the same for someone else. Changing the world with one random act of kindness at a time. =)



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Have You Heard About Indigo Children? They are Here.

What is an Indigo Child? You might have heard about these kids and many of them are adults. Indigos have been around for centuries but over the last several decades, their numbers have greatly increased in the world's population. If you search the web, you will come across quite a few different sites explaining what an Indigo Child is.. in short, a person with a warrior spirit, always questioning and challenging the ways of the world and has a strong sense of a higher purpose. To give you a better explanation, I want to share with you part of my journey.

As a child... I was incredibly stubborn (hehe, still am). I never just accepted an answer like, "because I said so." I always wanted to know why. I defied authority, rebellious in many ways. I was never considered 'normal' by my family and I embraced the weirdness... I know you are thinking, "a lot of kids are like that." But this is where it gets more interesting.

Images of people and places that I did not know would often flash through my mind. I would touch objects and feel the emotions attached to it. Deja vu moments were a normal thing for me. And I always knew who was calling when the phone rang.

The most difficult to understand was the emotional strain of energy I felt. Later I discovered I have empathic abilities and it was other people's emotions I was feeling on top of my own. Anytime I tried to discuss any of this with my parents I was told that I was "crazy" or "getting too far out there." So I stopped talking about it, without letting go of that feeling that there was so much more to what I was taught.

As an adult... I saw ghosts in a few homes I lived in. My visions had become clearer and more controlled. I even had a full telepathic conversation with a roommate that she confirmed. I knew these gifts were real. I wanted to know more. I went beyond the teachings of my Christian upbringing and looked into other beliefs. I studied Sciences, Buddhism, Wicca, reincarnation, evolution, and looked in to a few other world religions. I analyzed everything. A life long journey gathering the pieces of the puzzle we call Life. 

I came across the term 'Indigo Child' while searching for information about ADHD. Wow, I couldn't believe there were many more like me. I mean, I knew I wasn't the only one but to be able to discuss all of this with someone else with the same experiences was a huge weight lifted off of me. Since my new found explanation I joined several Indigo groups and made many new friends. And have gained a greater control over my gifts and my mind.

The Purpose of the Indigo...

Why are there so many Indigos today? If you have been paying any attention to what is going on in the world, you can see the systems are faltering. The Indigo Children are here to help usher those needed changes; the next generation to change the world. The rebellious warrior spirit isn't just going to lie down and do as they are told; they are the 'system busters.' Everything around us is changing and the Indigos are here to help pave the way for Crystal Children, which is another subject for another day.

Now, you can sit there as you read this and take it as a bunch of overinflated nonsense... or you can do a little research for yourself and learn more about the Indigo Children... maybe YOU are an Indigo. 

If you believe you are an Indigo Child or Indigo Adult, know that you are not alone. I recommend getting "The Indigo Child's Survival Guide" written by Baker, Mama Indigo (myself) & Sim1 Indigo
This is not an awakening book. This book is for those who have 'awakened' and are ready to take control of their gifts and their life.

I wish you well on your journey.