Thursday, August 6, 2020

Love or Fear?

In your day to day life, are you coming from love or fear?
Are you living fearfully in a pandemic or peacefully in a beautiful world?
Abraham, via Esther Hicks, reminds us, “Never face reality unless your reality is just the way you want it to be.”

I understand it can be tough when you are in the midst of a major challenge to see beyond it. But the more you focus on that “reality” and, in a sense, argue for it, the more that will be your experience. So how do you shift a reality when almost everything around you reinforces it? You use your free will to focus on the aspects you desire – aspects that bring you joy- and use your imagination to create more of those. Concentrate intently on the exquisite beauty
of flowers you enjoy or marvel over an ancient tree. Really savor a delectable favorite food – anticipating it, relishing it with your senses, and being grateful after. Let yourself to be hypnotized by ocean waves,
a flowing stream or even a recording of such. You get the picture. Allow yourself to notice something difficult only if there is an immediate action you need to take in the moment to mitigate it.
Otherwise, simply observe your monkey mind wandering off on its own and Let It Go. Intentionally redirect your attention to something desired or appreciated be it “real” or imagined.
Remember, your mind does not distinguish between what is “real” and that which is vividly imagined.

It also helps to state things in the positive such as, “I am vibrant and healthy!” vs “I’m so grateful I’m not sick anymore!”  However, the latter sure beats a prophetic mental recording of, “I always get sick!” Being vigilant with regard to our thoughts and words really does make a powerful difference.

Knowing the Universe reflects what you put out into it, it’s best not to report “negative” facts to others - unless they can help you improve your situation or you help them better theirs. Perhaps they have a connection to solve your difficulty. An example of how you might assist someone by sharing your story: “I had a similar computer issue like you are describing and the amazing techs at Axicom resolved it like magic!”

A vast number of people are “stuck” in a fearful or victim reality because they are addicted and/or don’t know any other way. You probably know people addicted to drama. As you are aware, most drama is not perceived as particularly positive. For much of humanity, a certain traumatic or fearful way of life is all they have known. These people, collectively, have a difficult time fathoming existence can be any other way. First, someone has to wish for a better situation. Next, they have to have a glimmer of hope that it might be possible. Often baby steps are necessary although overnight shifts are possible. Part of living in love involves expecting “miracles”.

Another helpful thing to remember is that things/events are not inherently good or bad but our perception makes them so. For instance:
The bad news is I didn’t have my computer for several weeks due to technological issues so couldn’t do my usual activities. The good news is I didn’t have my computer for several weeks so couldn’t do my usual activities. I could go on and on bemoaning my woes resulting from not having my computer. I could also expound on the numerous silver linings resulting from not having my computer. While I did have a few rough moments, most of the time I was able to put my attention on the bright side.

By your example, are you teaching your kids or others you influence that things are awful and frightening? Or do you emphasize the wonder and excitement of what is? As you go about your day, think about pausing before you take action as often as possible. (New habits can take a while to form.) In that pause, ask yourself, “How would this look, if I approached it from a place of love and peace? What action might you take, coming from love, that would brighten others’ lives?
As per the mirror and ripple effects, this exponentially enhances your life and the rest of the world! Pretty spectacular don’t you think? Perhaps, as you move through your day more mindfully, you will notice the situations you typically approach through fear and worry. Stop! How can you turn them around? What new order/request would you like to put out to God/ The Universe with your intentions?

One way I am helping spread the love is by raising awareness about a relatively new platform called It’s kinda like ebay but everything is offered free! Products and services freely given from the goodness of peoples’ hearts. Sharebay, is a completely free, community-powered library of anything. Right now you can get everything from free land to free graphic design services; free gardening help to free video games - even toilet paper! :)
I like to think of it as a 'safe space' where those of us who dream of better things can begin manifesting a free and open access economy by sharing goods and services among each other today. Our motto is 'Give what you can, take what you need.' ”
  Colin Turner (founder)

I would also like to share with you one of my recent masterpieces…. Sirena ~ Mystical Mermaid Queen. She is a OOAK (one of a kind) mermaid doll. Adorned with shells and jewels of the sea, she sits atop her coral throne. Even the piece of seaweed draped over the coral is delicately hand crafted. From her crown to her necklace to the variety of shells in her hair, the detail is exquisite! She holds aloft her magical conch as she shimmers in hues of purple, lavender and pearly pink in the sun. Is she really sitting there or is she your imagination?! 

This is a "sneak preview" before she is offered at our Gifts From the Sea Shop. Please contact if you are interested in acquiring her for yourself, your Little Mermaid or another friend of the sea.

Many thanks to all who have purchased Gifts from the Sea and Other Treasures. Big appreciation also to all who have supported my unique journey in so many generous ways. Sending out Oceans of Love from Me to You…..

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Programming and Rebirth

Ever notice that 99.9% of movies, video games and programming is violent/traumatic? Most humans don’t. They just accept it as the status quo. So called “kids’ movies” have people/animals being killed and children being traumatized. A vast majority have one or both parents dead or missing from small children's lives. Even comedy can’t exist without insulting or diminishing someone. Meanwhile, people are increasingly desensitized to the all the horror and see it as just the way life is. If anyone points this out, they are mocked for being soft or unreasonably sensitive.

Many of my own sleeping dreams are traumatic. I am lost or being chased or reliving dark experiences from my past. Perhaps my “nightmares” would simply be considered normal dreams to others. After all, that’s life. That may be life as it’s been but doesn’t need to be that way going forward.

It doesn’t help to get caught up in and focus on the darkness. We have walked through many challenging times in our lives including the current life shift. It is a necessary global adjustment and we influence how life will be on the other side. We can stop the cycle of trauma and desensitization by telling, and living, new joyful empowering stories. As we "re-birth" ourselves, we can show the next generation more love and a kinder “reality”.

Yes, I myself have used images from movies for the virtually universal ideas they convey. A magical lamp means wishes granted.  Elsa, hand extended, exudes owning your power and letting go of that which no longer serves. Sometimes, even I question my movie viewing and wonder if, perhaps, it contributes to the “way it is”. Then again, some movies, guised as fiction, may actually help some people begin to grasp things literally happening around them on this planet. Most people relate with, “Down the Rabbit Hole” and “Blue pill or the red pill?”

“Avatar” was actually a difficult movie for
me to watch. However, I was grateful for its popularity for the resulting wake up call it gave so many. Even some kids’ movies can powerfully get people thinking like “Smallfoot” as well as Dr. Seuess’ “Horton Hears A Who” and “The Lorax”. Perhaps it takes a few of these movies to help more open their eyes to realize they actually want, and have the power to create, a new reality. Maybe this medium facilitates their life-changing aha moment.

I wonder how many remember War of the Worlds? The panic and frenzy that was artificially created through a story (brainwashing/programming) is painfully clear. However, that was then and this is now. Increasing numbers are becoming more aware/awake. It is indeed a New Beginning. We are now re-birthing the next version of ourselves and our lives.

I just know there are great minds out there who can create peaceful and entertaining movies. Since these generally aren’t in the mainstream, consider searching out and supporting them. It may take a while to turn the tide as violence and drama sells. I invite you to consider how your life has been influenced by the ways you’ve been programmed by what you’ve watched and heard. How has that affected your behavior toward others? What can you do to shift the programming starting with yourself and then, possibly for others? You know, you can consciously reprogram your own mind. You can train yourself to see and BE the positive, sending out a ripple of Light. And, if you have any peaceful, happy movie recommendations, I’d love to hear them!

By the way… Do You Want to Build A Snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowman. Actually, mine are made of sand or some other beachy medium. This cute little magnet (French Grandma Snowperson as my daughter sees it) will lift your spirits every time you see it.

Or, perhaps, other sea inspired magnets will attract you to them. Please visit Gifts From The Sea and Other Treasures on fb and message with your interest. You can also acquire sea treasures at Gifts From the Sea Shop on Etsy.

Oh, and May the Force Be With You!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

We Are Guests

Mother Nature doesn’t need us although we obviously need Her. Entire civilizations have destroyed themselves or been wiped out yet Planet Earth still spins. Perhaps when we realize we are the guests, we will treat our Host with greater reverence.

Worldwide, complaints abound with regard to pesky pigeons,
marauding raccoons and garden pillaging deer. Yet one can only imagine 90% of Gaia’s beautiful creatures’ impression of humanity. I don’t need to prove to you how nature thrives without humans around.
You can’t be on social media without, at least, catching a glimpse of animals having a field day without the usual human activities. Or, perhaps, you have respectfully ventured out in nature and personally experienced the flourishing. Bluer skies, clearer waters, animals, who haven’t seen a humanless space in generations, now frequenting roads and paths. Dolphins joyfully venturing into waters hitherto avoided due to human pollution.

In order to be vibrantly well, humans need to get out in nature, soak up some sun and put their bare feet on the earth. Many people know this first-hand, including indigenous tribes. Even science is finally confirming this now. But can people peacefully coexist with the rest of nature? Thus far the behavior of many is less than stellar in this regard. However, recent global changes have contributed to facilitating a much-needed shift. Many humans are examining their actions and re-evaluating the impact they have on their environment. More are beginning to understand the need for
respect of the earth and responsible human
behavior. This is a glorious time of new beginnings. Imagine how it could look for you and your loved ones. What can you do differently to decrease the residue of past actions harmful to nature? How can you BE in nature more with both You and Gaia better for the interaction? How can you live your life more harmoniously with Great Mother and all her creatures….including humans? You may think this post is a little late for Earth Day. But just imagine – like the Love of Valentine’s Day and Mother's Day – living every day as Earth Day!

With your other new practices, growing your own food could enhance your health along with the well-being of our Host Planet. If you are interested in information about growing at home in your own Tower Garden, I’d be delighted to help facilitate. Other practices could include simply going through your daily life more consciously. This gives you an opportunity to not only to treat the world around you with appreciation, but to give yourself the love and respect you so deserve!

Here’s to a renewed honoring of Gaia and honoring You!