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January 2010 Blog Posts (69)

JUST CHECKING In

It's unbelievable we are already moving into the second month of 2010.



There will be happy times preparing for the two events of this month, Yes you guessed it,

The two important events greet us this month -- both on February 14: Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Metal Tiger, and Valentine's Day, a day for lovers all around the world!



With the Love vibrations and the Strength of the Metal Tiger the Planet will also welcome a break from all the sadness we… Continue

Added by Nancy Anderson on January 31, 2010 at 8:01pm — No Comments

J.D Salinger & Zen Buddhism



As a teacher (retired) the works of Salinger intrigue me. I taught his The Catcher In The Rye more times than I am able to count.

After all of that teaching, I didn't learn that Salinger practiced Zen Buddhism until he recently passed away at age 91. Here's an article I found about Salinger's practice and his writings:



The Relationship Between the Writings of J.D. Salinger and Zen Buddhism



Author Camille…
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Added by Marianne on January 31, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Good time to observe Mars

Phases of the moon for February are:



• Feb. 5 — Last quarter.



• Feb. 14 — New moon.



• Feb. 22 — First quarter.



• Feb. 28 — Full moon (Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, Hunger Moon).



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Mars is big and bright this month. Mars loses about three-quarters magnitude of brightness and its disk shrinks from 14 seconds to 12 seconds. The planet will take even greater losses in its luster and size next month, so now is the time to… Continue

Added by Nancy Anderson on January 31, 2010 at 2:01pm — No Comments

What Is Happiness?

Added by Marianne on January 31, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments

A Beautiful Dog in Need of Rescue

http://www.powerfulintentions.org/forum/topics/angel-doggie-in-need-of-help

This beautiful dog needs our help!!!!!! Is there anyone in the area that can step in until we can get the logistics together to get the dog rescued?

Added by Time 4 Fun on January 31, 2010 at 4:19am — No Comments

Toxic People & How I Found Forgiveness (A True Story)



Hi Everyone:



Just like all of you, I have had toxic people in my life. They were there in Elementary School (students & teachers); they were there in High School (students & teachers); they were there in University and they were there in the High Schools where I had my wonderful teaching career. Not knowing what to do about their toxicity, I put up with it. Well, in fact, I didn't even have a label for their behaviours. At…
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Added by Marianne on January 30, 2010 at 2:31pm — No Comments

gratitude..

With Gratitude I ask, through gratitude I believe, and in gratitude I receive whatever my heart desires,



I am truly grateful that my trust and faith in universe are increasing every day!



Tears of gratitude come from my heart that is completely connected with the love of the universe each and every day!



Grateful that love and joy have come to me and inspired me to write today! I am grateful and joyous that the universe is providing for me each and every… Continue

Added by Johnny B on January 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Our Better Angels - Helping Haiti



Our Better Angels - by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer



The devastating earthquake that shook the island nation of Haiti on January 12 speaks to all of us. The number of lives lost staggers the imagination—once and growing toward twice the entire population of Maui, the island I call home. My prayers have been very deep for the healing that needs to take place on Haiti. All of us can send our prayers, our love, as well as our financial and…
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Added by Marianne on January 30, 2010 at 9:17am — No Comments

Tonite's "Wolf" Moon

Tonight's full moon will be the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. It offers anyone with clear skies an opportunity to identify easy-to-see features on the moon.





This being the first full moon of 2010, it is also known as the wolf moon, a moniker dating back to Native American culture and the notion that hungry wolves howled at the full moon on cold winter nights. Each month brings another full moon… Continue

Added by Alexa Eaglefeather Soul on January 29, 2010 at 8:54pm — 2 Comments

To Meditate - A Buddhist Poem



To Meditate





To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem.

To meditate means to observe.

Your smile proves it.

It proves that you are being gentle with yourself,

that the sun of awareness is shining in you,

that you have control of your situation.

You are yourself,

and you have acquired some peace.





- Thich Nhat…
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Added by Marianne on January 29, 2010 at 7:24am — No Comments

New Energy Coming

Change is in the air. Can you feel it?



I sure can. It seems to be everywhere. And it is good. And also a bumpy ride.



Change. It requires letting go of the ways and even systems of the past. It brings up the things that need healing or completion now, and the call to resolution and trust.



But there is a new energy coming. Into our lives as individuals and as a whole. Collectively and individually, there is a new… Continue

Added by Alexa Eaglefeather Soul on January 28, 2010 at 11:04pm — No Comments

<> Full Moon In Leo, Sun in Aquarius <>

<>FULL MOON WILL BE IN THE SIGN LEO<>



The big news this week will be the Full Moon in Leo on Friday, at 10:17pm

PST (1:17am on Saturday, EST), happening at 10 degrees Leo. Now, of

Course, for a Full Moon, the Sun must be opposing it - and it is, at 10

Degrees Aquarius.



Each month, the Moon opposes the Sun for our Full Moon,

Which can cause an imbalance between our ego and emotions - and it is this

That we sometimes see as Full Moon… Continue

Added by Nancy Anderson on January 28, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

It Will Pass - A Zen Story

It Will Pass



A student went to his meditation teacher and said, "My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I'm constantly falling asleep. It's just horrible!"





"It will pass," the teacher said matter-of-factly.







A week later, the student came back to his teacher. "My meditation is wonderful! I feel so aware, so peaceful, so alive! It's just…
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Added by Marianne on January 28, 2010 at 5:05pm — No Comments

I working on it,,,I really am.

This is me, always working on something, always going to become, always going to do,,,but they are just words. Well I finally registered to receive my Masters Degree in Education. WOW it took 30 years, but who is counting.



Incomplete projects, I had so many, Some were decided because I thought I wanted to have a million dollar internet business or I wanted to become an accountant, or have my own tax practice, or run my own day care, or , or ,or, just fill in the blanks. You get my… Continue

Added by Iris on January 27, 2010 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Clearing Your Mind - from DailyOM



Clearing Your Mind - Allowing Spirit in



Set aside time each day to unclutter and settle your mind. Whether through yoga, dance, walking or journaling.





After a full day out in the world, stories, words, images, and songs from any number of sources continue to play in our heads hours after we encounter them. Even as we lie in bed, in the quiet dark, our minds continue noisily processing all the input from our…
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Added by Marianne on January 27, 2010 at 7:23am — No Comments

Becoming Your Parents - from DailyOM



Becoming Your Parents - Generate Your Own Patterns



Though many of the tempers and temperaments that define you are inherited, you control how they manifest in your life.





Heredity plays a role in almost all human development, whether physical, mental, or emotional. We tend to look like our parents and are subject to the same sensitivities they have. We may even be predisposed to certain behaviors or preferences. As…
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Added by Marianne on January 26, 2010 at 6:33am — No Comments

Life Wisdom from Maya Angelou

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.



And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting...'



Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day.....like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.



The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with… Continue

Added by Alexa Eaglefeather Soul on January 25, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Wolf Parable (Which One Are You Feeding?)



Wolf Parable





An elder Apache was teaching his grandchildren about life.



He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me; it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.



One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.



The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope,…
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Added by Marianne on January 23, 2010 at 2:19pm — 1 Comment

Something To Think About Today

Added by Marianne on January 22, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

Leadership and Teamwork, pt I & II

I live in Colorado and we see a glorious amount of flock-flying birds. Many of them are geese, and others are birds of various species that fly in incredibly huge numbers and formations. I often wonder about their instinctual ability to synchronize as a group, and I came across these 2 articles today on leadership and teamwork. I enjoyed them both very much.



Fly Farther with Teamwork

by EnergyBoomer.typepad.com



Last… Continue

Added by Alexa Eaglefeather Soul on January 21, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

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