To Stalk Or Not To Stalk..on Facebook?

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Did you know that 9 out of 10 people are face book creepers? A face book creeper is NOT a person reads the newsfeed on a daily basis or hourly, it is the person who reads other peoples walls/status messages and makes ignorant comments about them, in private, on or off face book. Or use the information posted in a negative way against the person. Does that creep you out?

According to the privacy pros, I am the one at fault, because I have not limited access enough to my information and or wall. Which is true, so, I have decided not only will I clean my wall periodically, but I will limit what certain people can see and or delete them from my list. Or better yet, delete my account, because I really don’t have time for such childish games online.

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You Are Loved…

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In less than a week everything that has touched my heart has had to do with children who are in my life, some close, some far.

I watched children learn about in a school setting what it feels like to be judged, humiliated because of the color of their skin. I watched a video of a 6 year old child who wakes crying because he suffers from depression and how he is set at ease by his mothers touch and words. And then I get an invite to a court hearing where a friends deceased son’s children are legally set in his mothers care.

All these events have to do with the well-being of the children.

Sometime we wonder why would God allows children to go through so much pain so early in their lives. I have my own thoughts on this subject that I want to share in this blog.

Children are not born with feelings of hate, depression, sadness and hurt, those are things they will experience through out their lives, yes, we think too early in their lives. But children are survivors of many things, we all know that because if we think back on our childhood, 90% of us went thru some kind of trauma and we have or are, recovering from it, we have learnt to move forward. The greatest remedy to help us do that is love. Love of self, love from others, love of God. If those children suffering with any kind of trauma are to survive it will begin and end with love.

I believe it is the adult in the child’s life that learns the greatest lessons when they have children in their lives who are suffering. We learn compassion, tolerance, prayer, humbleness, forgiveness and again most of all, we learn unconditional love.

When my father passed over, I was allowed to pick the song to be played in the church in his memory and I thought this song could not say it more clearly. That no matter who we are, where we live, the color of our skin, our beliefs, nothing at all matters, we are loved while here on earth for just being ourselves by somebody.

I thought again this morning of this song, because I was asked if I could think of a song to play in court on the day my friend is given soul custody of her deceased son’s children, what better song, letting those children know that no matter what happens in their lives, they are loved.

And so are you!
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Give Again

Counting your blessings…

Source of Inspiration

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Give what you have
to those who have none.
Then I will have nothing,
you say. How can this be?

Give, then give some more
and you will see the well of
generosity fill again and again.
Give with love, faith, with a
smile on your lips and the light
shining forth from your heart.
Share with others until not one
child knows hunger, not one
person lies homeless on a cold
street, until all know the love
which comes from the light
both inside and out.

And then you will understand
how to give and how to love.

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This is a child living in the United States. If this can happen in such a rich country, think of what it is like where there is so much poverty. A child dies of hunger every five seconds. When have we given enough? When have we done enough to see…

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Hate Being Alone?

A couple years ago, a sister gifted me a book called, The Sacred Tree. Which I have read a couple times and do go back to for information with regards to our native spirituality.

One thing I have noticed is I tend to share information with friends and readers, regarding how to live spiritually, however not so much sharing the signs that you are not whole spiritually. I want to post from..

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The Sacred Tree – Signs of Spiritual Emptiness – Forwarded by Dr. Jane Goodall DBE

A sign that much work is needed in the area of personal spiritual growth is when a person dislikes being alone, and especially dislikes being alone in silence. Many people use television or recorded music to fill the silence so that they do not have to experience themselves as they really are.

To face ourselves alone in silence, and to love ourselves because the Creator has made us beautiful are things that every developing human being needs to learn. From this position of strength, no one can put us down and no one can lead us to do or to be anything else but what we know we must do or be.

Another sign that warns the traveler that his heart is empty of the gifts of the west is when a person does not feel respect for the elders, or for the spiritual activities and struggles of other people. to laugh and ridicule spiritual things is to say: I feel an emptiness within me that I must hide by my criticism of others or my pretended laughter.
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When I need(ed) music.. this is my favorite song, that speaks to my Higher Power in song. Enjoy..

Defining My Spirituality

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I have seen and read many definitions of what the word, spirituality, means. And like anything else, depending where you live, what your beliefs are, your culture and so on, your definition may be different than mine and or the next person.

I see spirituality more as a verb and not a noun, meaning it is something I try with all my heart and soul to practice on a daily basis. Like those who run a few miles, or eat a certain diet, it is a form of exercise for me and enables me from the inside out to cope with life on this planet call earth. it is something I do for my own personal well-being and personal development.

Everything we do, we must do for the betterment of ourselves first and only then can we advise, if asked, others on how to achieve the level of spirituality we are at in our lives.

I was told by my father after my brother passed that I could pick the words to be set on the headstone. I did and they are 3 words that I practice daily,

LIVE LOVE LAUGH

It’s Not All About “Me”

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I have been thinking about how it is a ‘me’ world. I used that term the other day when in chat with a good friend about how people around us were reacting to things happening in their lives. So many times people think they can lead other peoples lives and it is impossible to do that. Yes, we can give advice, but we shouldn’t stand in the way of fate because surely it will bring on a negative some way some how. This is my belief. I have always said, everything happens for a reason and when it is not another’s reasoning, that does not mean it is the wrong reason. Like John Lennon said, Let It Be. Yes.. just let it be, worry about our own lives and stop trying to control another persons life. Their lives are not your lives to lead, it is not about you or the ‘me’.

My daughter has said she don’t understand me at times and that makes me laugh, but if nothing else, I will give her food for thought and if what ever I say is a positive for anyone in my life, then, that is what matters at the end of the day.I want to be a positive and not a negative. I am so very grateful for my children, my grandchildren because I want to be that positive force they need in their lives.

Truths We Often Forget

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Below is a few points and or reminders of how to have that relationship we all want. They are written by, By Marc and Angel Hack Life.. enjoy. 🙂

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It’s easy to make your relationships more complicated than they are. Here are some simple reminders to help you keep them on course.

1.All successful relationships require some work. – They don’t just happen, or maintain themselves. They exist and thrive when the parties involved take the risk of sharing what it is that’s going on in their minds and hearts. Open communication and honesty is the key.

2.Most of the time you get what you put in. – If you want love, give love. If you want friends, be friendly. If you’d like to feel understood, try being more understanding. It’s a simple practice that works.

3.You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot in someone’s life. – Never force someone to make a space in their life for you, because if they know your worth, they will create one for you.

4.There is a purpose for everyone you meet. – Some people will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you; but most importantly some will bring out the best in you. Learn to see and accept the differences between these people, and carry on accordingly.

5.We all change, and that’s okay. – Our needs change with time. When someone says, “You’ve changed,” it’s not always a bad thing. Sometimes itjust means you stopped living your life their way. Don’t apologize for it. Instead, be open and sincere, explain how you feel, and keep doing what you know in your heart is right.

6.You are in full control of your own happiness. – If your relationship with yourself isn’t working, don’t expect your other relationships to be any different. Nobody else in this world can make you happy. It’s something you have to do on your own. And you have to create your own happiness first before you can share it with someone else. If you feel that it’s your partner’s fault, think again, and look within yourself to find out what piece is missing. Your partner can never ‘complete’ you because you are already whole. The longing for completion that you feel inside comes from being out of touch with who you are.

7.Forgiving others helps YOU. – Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.” Forgiveness is the answer. It doesn’t mean you’re erasing the past, or forgetting what happened. It means you’re letting go of the resentment and pain, and instead choosing to learn from the incident and move on with your life.