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Self-Restructuring and Fine Tuning – 07 Nov 2012 – Spirituality & You

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Self-Restructuring and Fine Tuning – 07 Nov 2012 – Spirituality & You

10 signs of a spiritual awakening

 

 

 

*******Have you ever wondered about your soul’s purpose?  Why are you here?  What have you been chosen to do?  I have and was fortunate enough to stumble upon a great site designed to help you figure out the answer to these questions and many more.  Jordan Cannon is the current caretaker of the website and has written many articles to help guide you to spiritual enlightenment.  Jordan also carefully crafts daily horoscopes unlike any other horoscope you’ve ever come across.  Visit www.free-spiritual-guidance.com today and begin your journey to enlightenment!*******

 

 

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Song of the Day – 04 Sep 2012 – The Weeknd – Dirty Diana – Youtube

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Weeknd – Dirty Diana

*******Just when you thought a Michael Jackson cover song couldn’t hold its own weight…”*******

Motivational Quote of the Day – 26 July 2012 – Seeking Motivation

Friday, July 27th, 2012

I Must Look Elsewhere

 

English: motives hierarchy public domain

English: motives hierarchy public domain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“There are bound to be rough times in your life and sometimes you may need motivation to get you over your hurdle.  Don’t be afraid to seek out positive outside sources when you feel you have nothing within you to keep you going.” -Mother Shyra

*******Rough times come and go.  It comes with the territory called ‘Life’.  Should you just roll over and play Possum because that hits the “Easy Button”?  You could, but where would that land you?  Jobless, friendless and possibly homeless.  More than likely, your family will be there to help you pick up the pieces, but what happened to wearing the grown-up pants yourself?  When did you decide to pack them up in a box to save for the Winter or donate to your local shelter?  This can only happen when you have nothing left inside of you to propel you forward.  So, what do you do then?  You go searching.  High, low, in and out.  You seek sources of inspiration that have always been available to you, but you were able to overlook because you didn’t need them when the well was filled to the brim.  There are a multitude of spiritual and inspirational self-help books, CD‘s, DVD‘s, tapes (yes, they still exist), magazines and people that can help you push through this monumental hurdle.  Although my number one goal is to motivate others, sometimes I need a little motivating myself.  Sometimes, you just have to humble yourself and admit you need a little help to get by.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  It’s what makes us human.  Barbara Streisand said it best, “People who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.”  For it’s when you find you need others, you realize others need you.”*******

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Can’t see the video???

Friday, July 27th, 2012

I’m not sure why the videos from all of my previous posts aren’t showing up in my Firefox browser (I fired Google Chrome because of the constant Shockwave Flash crashes), but if you click on the post title, you can watch the video without any problems. Sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused any of you. :)

Song Of The Day – 15 Jun 2012 – Katy Perry – Wide Awake (Billboard Music Awards 2012)

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Katy Perry - Wide Awake (Billboard Music Awards 2012)

 

English: Katy Perry at the 2011 Logie Awards

English: Katy Perry at the 2011 Logie Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

*******Boy, did I just have a SERIOUS moment with this song!!!  I’ve had one of those days that MUST go down in history.  But now…I’M WIDE AWAKE. I spent so much time trying to force something that could not be unless I sacrificed more than I was willing to, that I nearly lost sight of my goal.  Accomplishing a goal shouldn’t mean sacrificing a relationship or your well-being.  Just because you want something, doesn’t mean you have to have it RIGHT NOW.  Sometimes, you have to adjust your strategy.  Sometimes you have to think with your brain and not your heart.  I shed a small tear listening to “Wide Awake” by Katy Perry.  It was a tear of relief.  Those do exist.*******

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Sunday’s Song – 10 Jun 2012 – Newsboys – God’s Not Dead

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

NewsboysGod‘s Not Dead

English: Contemporary Christian band Newsboys ...

English: Contemporary Christian band Newsboys in concert, March 2009. From left to right: Jody Davis, Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

*******What a beautiful song and awesome video!!!  I first heard “God’s Not Dead” by the Newsboys on the MySpace music player (I guess MySpace isn’t dead either) and I thought it was really good…then I saw the video.  I actually teared up as I watched the band members and different people read messages about God being dead.  I was filled with strength as I watched them all dismiss and respond to the messages.  They let people know through their song and by responding to tweets, blog posts, newsfeeds and videos that God is not dead.  I had to remind my boys recently that God does exist and there is no way life would be as complex as it is without a creator.  When I think of the process of life from conception to death, it’s impossible for me to believe the process came from nothing.  God exists and I see evidence of His existence everywhere I lay my eyes.******* 

GODS NOT DEAD

by Newsboys

Let love explode and bring the dead to life

A love so bold

To see a revolution somehow

Let love explode and bring the dead to life

A love so bold

To bring a revolution somehow

Now I’m lost in Your freedom

And this world I’ll overcome

My God’s not dead

He’s surely alive

He’s living on the inside

Roaring like a lion [x2]

Roaring

He’s roaring roaring like a lion

Let hope arise and make the darkness hide

My faith is dead I need resurrection somehow

Now I’m lost in Your freedom

And this world I’ll overcome

My God’s not dead

He’s surely alive

He’s living on the inside

Roaring like a lion [x2]

Roaring

He’s roaring

He’s roaring like a lion

He’s Roaring

He’s roaring

Let heaven roar and fire fall

Come shake the ground

With the sounds of revival [x3]

My God’s not dead

He’s surely alive

He’s living on the inside

Roaring like a lion [x4

He’s Roaring

He’s roaring

He’s roaring like a lion [x2]

Send “God’s Not Dead” Ringtone to your Cell

Read more: NEWSBOYS – GOD’S NOT DEAD LYRICS http://www.metrolyrics.com/gods-not-dead-lyrics-newsboys.html#ixzz1xQ1TSoNP
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Song Of The Day – 05 May 2012 – Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again Ft. Pitbull – YouTube

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Song Of The Day – 05 May 2012 – Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again Ft. PitbullYouTube

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez (Image via RottenTomatoes.com)

*******This is definitely a club banger right here!!!  I was very impressed with the direction applied to “Dance Again”.  Jennifer looked and danced amazingly and she still sets the bar for sexy.  Pitbull absolutely did his thang as usual.  Is this one on repeat?  Yesssirrr!!!*******

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Song Of The Day – 1 May 2012 – Jack Black Sings Happy Birthday – YouTube – Happy Birthday Jay!!!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Song Of The Day – 1 May 2012 – Jack Black Sings Happy Birthday – YouTube

 

 

*******HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY!!!  I can’t believe how the time flies!  You’re 14 now and it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long.  I still remember the faces and noises you made when you were a baby.  I remember how hard it was to get you to stay asleep after I read to you and rocked you.  I remember the time you climbed the shelves and knocked a thousand beans on the floor.  I remember watching Pokemon with you and singing the theme song for the ten thousandth time.  I can still sing it 12 years later. :))  I remember being flabbergasted the first time you escaped your crib.  I remember “FAT COWS!!!” and I know you do too.  I love you and I’m honored to have you as a son.  You are an asset to the world and I am blessed to be your mother.  Enjoy your day!!!*******

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Feel Good Friday – 27 Apr 2012 – Friday’s Story – Josh Hinds – Fear No More

Friday, April 27th, 2012

I Am Not Afraid

Scared child

Scared child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Scaredy Cat

An Excerpt from Courage: Overcoming Fear & Igniting Self-Confidence

By Debbie Ford

 

From as far back as I can remember, they used to call me Scaredy Cat. I was known as little scrawny Debbie Ford who hid beneath her mother’s dress, ran from anyone who wanted to say hello, and could never fall asleep without the lights on. Always in fear that somebody was going to leap out of the shadows and hurt me, I learned to hide in corners and sneak peeks at what was going on around me. I wasn’t more than two years old before I became the neighborhood child who got teased, taunted, and made the brunt of too many stupid pranks. I was vulnerable and scared. I was the youngest of three children and found out early on that no one was going to protect me. It was clear by my third birthday that my older sister, whom I idolized, and my brother, whom I believed to be my savior, were bored with my Scaredy Cat act and wished I would grow up and be normal like them.

 

As I got older, I learned that scaredy cats weren’t widely accepted. Just like with my brother and sister, I could see that my guarded and anxious persona wasn’t very appealing out in the world. I wanted to be strong and confident but instead I was suspicious and fearful. Everything about who I was embarrassed me. I was awkward and yet wanted nothing more than to fit in and have the confidence of my older sister Arielle. With her long dark hair, she was the shining star who never seemed to be bothered by anything. I began a search to discover how I could feel that way too.

 

Controlled by my fear and my deeply ingrained insecurities, I made a dramatic decision to turn into the girl that I thought others wanted me to be, not the girl that I was. I began to cover up my authentic, kind nature with a new “I don’t give a crap” attitude. And my warm and loving heart quickly grew cold, turning away from feelings of playfulness, affection, and compassion and toward cynicism and belligerence. The pain, humiliation and fear drove me to become someone other than who I was. I created an outer shell that would protect me and yet separate me from my inner truth. But it was a price I was willing to pay. I no longer would have access to the real me as I became a self-hater who lost the courage to feel her emotions or to be seen as she was.

 

By my early 20′s, I had, I believe, successfully created an outer image that would trick even the best investigator. But after years of working that façade, it cracked open once again when I lost control of the drugs I had started using to fuel my false confidence. I became a pretty girl with a bad problem, otherwise known as a drug addict. When I knew I would have to get help or die, I checked into one drug treatment center after another. When I knew that I had finally reached my last chance, I let go and, as life would have it, I found peace. On the dirty bathroom floor of my fourth drug treatment center, I connected with a power greater than myself. For the first time, I went from scared, insecure, lonely, and weak to peaceful, present, and confident.

 

This connection happened in just a few moments. Without drugs, sugar, a man, or money, I found the courage to fight my addiction and win the internal war that was waging within. I found my power and inner strength, and for the first time in my life, I felt free and knew that I had discovered the golden key to confidence and courage. When I finally got up off that bathroom floor, I knew that all along I had been missing something inside myself – this inner connection. This power hidden within me was trying to deliver a message that would change my life.

 

Now I love and nurture the Scaredy Cat part of myself. I don’t try to make it go away or be anything other than what it is — a part of me that carries my fear. When I fail to acknowledge and have compassion for my fearful self, I wind up in a downward spiral of negativity. Sound familiar? When I acknowledge my fear and stay open to the gifts that it holds, I have access to the confidence and courage that I need to be authentically who I am.

 

Although suppressed fear is the culprit behind terrible suffering, when fear is embraced it acts as the fuel that propels you into a world of courage and confidence. Befriended fear is a worthy ally urging us to move forward in the areas of our lives where we are unfulfilled or emotionally challenged.

 

If fear is stopping you from reaching your goals, getting the love you want, asking for what you need or being bold and audacious to be the powerful you that you were born to be, then there is only one thing missing, and that is courage. I’m excited to share the process I’ve outlined in my new book Courage: Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence with you: Click here to get all the details.

 

Biography

 

Debbie Ford is a New York Times bestselling author of nine books and an internationally acclaimed teacher, speaker, transformational coach, film-maker and expert in the field of personal transformation. She has guided tens of thousands of extraordinary people to learn to love, trust and embrace all of who they are. Debbie is the founder of The Ford Institute for Transformational Training, the renowned personal and professional training organization which offers emotional and spiritual education based on her body of work to individuals and organizations around the world. She is also the creator and leader of The Shadow Process Retreat.

 

*******Wow.  This story really touched me.  When I got to the part where Debbie Ford talked about her metamorphosis on the bathroom floor of her fourth rehab, emotion hit me like a brick.  I felt a huge pang in my heart for the girl on the floor.  Fear is devastating, life-altering and damaging.  It holds you back.  Makes you weak.  Keeps you down.  But, if you learn to play off of your fears, you can accomplish magnificent feats.  One of my fears has been singing in front of a small number of closely scrutinizing individuals, but I have learned to twist it into nothing but a positive experience.  Now, if someone asks me to sing.  I just do it.  What’s the worst that can happen?  Last night, I was singing in the bathroom of a club I was at and a Pistons’ cheerleader told me to try out to sing the National Anthem at a game. Whoa!!!  I was just having fun, but she heard me and liked what she heard enough to tell me how to go about getting an audition.  Fear can be crippling, but conquering it is always life-changing.  I plan on conquering each and every one of my fears.  Except spiders and heights.  Spiders have way too many legs, move too fast and are quite creepy looking and heights…that’s self-explanatory because I’m quite the grounded individual and I plan on staying that way. :)*******

 

 

 

 

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Song Of The Day – 26 Apr 2012 – Karmin – Brokenhearted

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Song Of The Day – 26 Apr 2012 – Karmin – Brokenhearted

Karmin video

Karmin video (Photo credit: Luv4Karmin)

 

*******Karmin did it again with “Brokenhearted”!  I remember they were just YouTube stars.  It’s always nice to see hardworking artists make it by pounding the pavement.  Kudos guys!*******

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