International Woman’s Day

Women are the life force of the earth. Without women, nothing would be created. I have always believed each woman is unique and valuable, and that every woman is beautiful. Where ever You live on the planet, have a wonderful International Woman’s Day. Take time out to celebrate the women in Your life. Love is the currency on which women operate. Think of all of the behind the scenes activities women are responsible for. Women from all walks of life have a serious impact. Consider all of the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren born, and raised to adulthood. Mothers everywhere understand the true value of  hard work and sacrifice. Consider too, women and girls in third world nations improving their communities one step at a time.

March 8 marks the annual event of International Woman’s Day  The earliest observance was called National Women’s Day, on February 28 in New York City, organised by The Socialist Party Of America. On March 8th, 1917 in St Petersburg, Russia, Women held a demonstration for “Bread And Peace”, demanding the end of World War I,  widespread food shortages in Russia and the end of the feudal system.  At the time, protests of this nature  were common  throughout Europe and England, as the feudal system collapsed.The United Nations officially recognized International Woman’s Day in 1975, creating a theme for each year’s event.

What are My goals and objectives for  International Woman’s  Day ?  A life long feminist, I  hope, wish and pray for everything  possible – Improved healthcare, educational and career  opportunities for woman around the globe.  I would like to see an end to domestic violence, human trafficking, and  sexual harassment. I would like to see an end to gender discrimination. Find a way to express Your own personal views. Whether Your views are traditional  or contemporary, matters not. This event is an opportunity to reach out to other women in Your community. This is an event that can make a difference. This year’s theme is “Push For Progress.” Let’s make this happen however We can !!!

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Many cultures around the world celebrate this day by giving women flowers and small gifts. Because International Woman’s Day originated within socialist agendas, many people are uncomfortable with the event. My own view is that there are never enough ways to thank the women on this planet. Mothers, Grandmothers, Daughters, Aunts, Cousins, Neighbors, Friends, and Colleagues – the list goes on. I am on board with any day which celebrates the contributions and achievements of women. Political affiliations are each woman’s individual preference.  Speak out and speak up for the women around You. Be an active part of the solution, what ever Your views. Find a way to contribute in Your own personal way .There will be many women’s marches and events in cities around the globe. The following nations celebrate International Woman’s Day as an official  holiday:

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Georgia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Eritrea
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viettnam
  • Zambia
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Happy New Year

A New Year offers the promise of  fresh beginnings. Goals and New Years Resolutions are a great way to start the New Year. Setting goals is an important strategy for success and happiness.  I like to focus on both long term and short term goals.  Each year I take time out to create a list of goals and objectives  for the upcoming year.  I spend a minimum of an hour to reflect on what will be My focus on the year ahead. Typically,  My goals revolve around business, health and home renovations , but this year  I will add blogging to the mix. One of My goals last year was to start a WordPress Blog. I am most grateful to have reached this goal.. Thank You for joining Me on this journey.

Clear out clutter and complete unfinished business as the old year finishes. This will ensure a fresh and positive flow of new energy into the New Year.  Pay bills before the year’s end.  There is a fresh and exciting crackle in the air as 2018 approaches. I usually spend My New Year’s Eve at home, with a festive dinner and family.

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Because I live in the Northern Hemisphere, winter will be in full swing as January starts.  Temperatures will drop, and snow will fall. Indoor activity  becomes the norm. This allows me time to indulge one of My favorite pass times – Reading.   Read all the books You have been meaning to read. Reading is the ultimate luxury. January offers time for rest and relaxation. Sleep and rest allow the physical body to recharge and rebuild. Pay attention to dreams during the winter. The dream world is a portal into our unconscious mind. Indigenous cultures value the messages found within the dream world. dreams. Dreams offer valuable guidance. Learn to listen within. Start a dream journal and record dreams consistently.

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New Year Resolutions: Blank Journal

Ten Tips For Setting New Year’s Resolutions

  • Meditate before You begin. Clear and ground Yourself – This will give clarity and insight to creating Your new list.
  • Set up a beautiful area to work on this process. Beauty feeds the soul, and inspires the imagination. Flowers or essential oils create atmosphere.
  • Introduce  colour to support this process.
  • Review the past year. Make sure to celebrate all accomplishments and successes. If You have a list of goals from last year, take time to look at this.
  • Reflect on any obstacles  faced during the year. To acknowledge such an event is to develop self mastery under all circumstances. It is important to celebrate challenges  and successes.
  • Create goals for  all of the different areas of Your life – health, finances, career, relationships, or family.
  • Set aside special time to complete this process.  I would recommend a minimum of thirty minutes. An hour would be ideal.
  • Create a list of inspirational books You would like to read.
  • Invest in a journal for self reflection. This will give form and shape to goals, plans, lists and aspirations.
  • A vision board is a valuable tool for manifesting goals.            51Ldcfb2B5L._SX395_BO1,204,203,200_                                                            The Vision Board: THE SECRET TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

Peace On Earth

 

One of My favorite stories is “The Prince and The Pauper”. A novel written by Mark Twain published in 1881 in Canada. My first exposure to this work was the  comic book adaption, by Classic Comics.  My Uncle Chris had a collection of vintage comic books. When ever I would visit My Uncle and Aunt, I would end up in the basement,  to read the comics. Eventually I graduated to  His collection of Earle Stanley Gardner  detective novels, specifically, Perry Mason.

Without delving too deeply into the plot I offer this  brief synopsis – Two identical  looking boys, one a prince, the other, a pauper, end up mistaken for each other. Through a series of events  the prince assumes the identity of the pauper, and the pauper assumes the identity of the prince. With their roles reversed, each boy faces unexpected challenges and each boy gains a new insight  on life. The prince witnesses the struggles and injustices of the common man. The Pauper experiences the lifestyle of the prince.

“The Prince and the Pauper” contains  all the hallmarks of Mark Twain’s unique story telling style. However, for Me, the true impact of the tale was the dynamic idea that if our roles were reversed, We would have more empathy for one another. Secondly, life would be boring if We had no challenges or obstacles to overcome. Empathy is being able to imagine the circumstances and emotions of another. Imagine how others feel when faced with obstacles and challenges. We are all too quick to judge others without giving consideration.

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Many sensitive people  absorb the  emotional  energy  of others around them. This may happen any where – in a shopping mall, at work, at school, or at the library.  In Reiki or any other form of  Energy Healing,  a sensitive person such a this is called an empath. An empath literally absorbs the energy around the auric field. This would include emotional energy such as fear, sadness, anger or grief. For an empath, this is devastating. To counteract this, an empath may develop ways  to deal with this. One excellent strategy  for an empath is to spend more time in a natural atmosphere. Natural environments have a healing effect. Spending time alone is essential for an empath. Take refuge in the wind, the sun, the stars and the wind.

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Because I am a practitioner of Reiki, I use it  to clear energy fields around My aura and immediate environment each day, every day. I am also able to assist My Clients with this. Reiki is a highly effective tool for transmuting vibrational energies. When the energy in a room feels stale , open the windows to let in fresh air and sunshine. Burning a fragrant candle or incense is another option.  Christmas Day is a day of peace and prayer. It is a day of reflection, it is a day of quiet, it is a day of universal love. The vibrational energy during this day may be felt around the planet. Peace be with You on this sacred day. Merry Christmas to You !!!