This is a new art painting I did on stretch canvas using purely acrylic based paints. I feel so much free-er when I have a brush in my hands vs. my old pencils. But eventually I want to get back to ‘sketching’. I just don’t feel confident enough to pick up the pencil again yet because I don’t want to go all ‘rigid’ like before. I don’t feel like I can ‘let loose’ with my pencil as opposed to my brushes. Painting has been a rather ‘liberating’ experience for me. I would DEFINITELY full view the image if you can.
18 Mar 2012 Comments Off
13 Mar 2012 6 Comments
A while back I remember a friend and I having a vaguely meaningful conversation between the two of us and my friend said, “I wish I could be like you but being mean seems easier and people can’t really hurt me because they won’t try to get close to hurt me”. I can’t remember my exact words but I know I said something like, “You think it’s easy being ‘nice’? Trust me – it really isn’t as easy as being ‘mean’ either. Some days I would LIKE to give people a piece of my mind, but you know in being ‘Mean’ it doesn’t mean that no one can hurt you. Rather you hurt others and in being mean you only hurt yourself”. I meant what I said and I’d like to expand upon this concept here. Again, my ‘Muse’ left the building so I’m trying my best to relay my ideas, thoughts and feelings as clearly as possible. Please bear with me. More
11 Mar 2012 1 Comment
The ‘Muse‘ isn’t entirely with me today – so bear with me as I try to tell this story the best that I can. A month ago a mutual friend of mine came home from work one evening absolutely angry & frustrated! She works in a call center where her company IS a legit business honestly trying to help people “save” some money on their day-to-day expenses. She was especially angry some of the older folk she called would either chew her out or slam the phone down before she could even say a WORD about who she was and what company she was with.
Now granted – I don’t like telemarketing calls (especially the recorded message ones) BUT – in light of all the things I have learned in my life when I DO answer them – I try to be nice to the representative calling. Why you might ask? Because – they have to handle 100s of calls on a DAILY basis and many of those calls are angry people offended someone would disturb them in the sanctity of their home (if it’s dinner time or during your favorite show – wouldn’t kill you to just ignore the phone either). NO ONE – I don’t care WHO you are – likes being YELLED at daily and being chewed out in harsh words (unless you are into that thing – but kinks are another BEAST altogether people). It accomplishes nothing, especially in this case. It does more harm than good – psychologically and emotionally. In all honesty, I believe many of these folks would prefer NOT having to call people – but it’s a job and it’s NOT a very glamorous one considering it is pretty much one STEP above ‘Janitorial‘ duties and I KNOW not everyone WANTS to do that kind of work. More
08 Mar 2012 4 Comments
in Books, Just for Fun, Life, Magic, Media, Self Empowerment, Spiritual or Philosophical Tags: Abraham, Audiobook, Baseballs, Basketballs, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks, Law, Law of Attraction, soul, spirit, spirituality
As the title states, today we are talking about the importance of the “Law of Attraction” in our lives. No; I’m not talking about “Romantic” or “Sexual” attraction. No; I’m talking about what we draw to ourselves by what we say, feel, and think. Now I’m not the first to come up with this “Law” of sorts. First time I really knew much about this law was when I listened to a “Books on CD” called The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks. However, I wasn’t a total stranger to the concept of this “law” just when I was a kid – there wasn’t a name for it and I had to figure it out slowly by myself in some cases. Today is about the long and the short of it. I’m not going into a lengthy explanation. If you want that – read the book or get the audio CD.
First of all, what is the “Law of Attraction” and what role does it play into our daily lives? More
07 Mar 2012 Comments Off
Though it was published only moments ago, my last post left me wanting to expand more on conflict in our small little religious community. More importantly, I want to look at how we handle conflict in our little community and what we can do address those issues on both a micro and macro scale.
When addressing conflict in the military, we used something called a force continuum.