Posts Tagged ‘grateful’

Injury Time Out

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Finished up watching the Australian Open and although pleased that Stanislas Wawrinka (Stan) pulled through for his first Nadal_2_Monte_Carlo_2007 grand slam title was sad to see Rafael Nadal (Rafa)  injure his back and put up less than his best tennis in losing. I think Stan may have won  anyway as he was playing great but we will never  know.

Rafa took an injury time out when his back went out.  He went off court for six minutes for some treatment. When he returned the fans actually booed him some no doubt thinking he was just stalling with a bit of gamesmanship to throw Stan off his game. Rafa is an amazing  player, human being and sportsman and would never resort to such gamesmanship. It was clear  by the end of the match that Rafa was truly injured and had gone above and beyond just in continuing to play. (more…)

Healing and Giving

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Surrounded by family and friends, and with some time for reflection on all we have to be grateful for, Thanksgiving imagesweekend was a time for healing and giving.

There is a direct link between healing and giving thanks. In studying Soul Healing Miracles by Dr. and Master Sha, we learn that the first step towards any healing is giving thanks to the creator and all beings who share our higher soul purpose. During Thanksgiving we are able to stop our normal flow of activities and focus on resting or undertaking leisure activities that can nurture what ails us or requires attention. We do not need to limit this attention to physical issues only. Often the holidays can be a time to heal emotional wounds and, as I am learning not just from Dr. and Master Sha but also from my other wonderful healing client, Uwe Albrecht, M.D., emotional issues are often at the heart of physical maladies. (more…)


Friday, September 27th, 2013

This Saturday is the official launch of my new novel The Power of Twelve at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore.

San_Onofre_State_Beach  I had not until now made the connection between the themes of The Power of Twelve and the idea of a mysterious galaxy. With participation from the Council of Twelve from the planet Naranjada, the storyline definitely fits the concept of a mysterious galaxy.  I am grateful to Mysterious Galaxy for setting up this event, and I am grateful to my entire team which allows me to lead the fabulous life I lead.

I was just down at the beach thinking about how grateful I am for my children, my health, my ability to do what I please when I please, the wonderful joy and happiness that Gayle Newhouse brings to my life every day, and so many countless blessings in my life that my walk ended and I still had not counted all my blessings. When we start to list things and people, events and experiences for which we are truly grateful we realize what a miracle it is to be alive and that all gratitude must start just from giving thanks for life itself.

We are just entering   the fall season. This is a season for gratitude. Thanksgiving is the holiday for giving thanks for the fall harvest. In my case, having my book published is a kind of harvest, and for that completion I am truly grateful. Gratitude and time teach us the fundamental principles which govern the universe. Indigenous cultures had a much closer connection to the seasons and the cycles which determine the ebb and flow of life. Time itself presents us with reasons and seasons to be grateful. There are times to embrace and times to refrain from embracing.  As the lyrics from the Byrd’s song (and of course the Bible from whence these lyrics come) go….. There is a time for every season, a time to reap and a time to sow….. a time under heaven……

That song always  touched me with both joy and sorrow, and even today the nostalgia that I feel remembering that period of  my life,  so full of  joy and  also major  disappointments, reminds me that  there are different types of gratitude . Some moments of gratitude are purely joyful but others may be tinged with the wisdom that comes from acknowledging mistakes we make as we pursue our lives. We do not need to have regrets, but we can acknowledge those moments of opportunities lost and love misplaced and still be grateful for those sometimes painful experiences from which we grow and evolve as wiser and perhaps more loving human beings.

This may be the most balanced and complete   decade of my life. In The Power of Twelve I follow the guidance of indigenous shaman with whom I have met to focus on the importance of the arrival of feminine energies on our planet at this time. This is the beginning of a new cycle for all of earth. We see the beginning and end of cycles in our calendar year and the seasons, but the shaman with whom I have met measure not just annual seasons but in some cases vast cycles which complete only every twenty-six thousand years. I explore these themes in the novel and am grateful to be living at such an extraordinary moment in the history of the world and perhaps our galaxy. Mysterious? Yes, mysterious indeed.

See you at the book signing and know I am grateful to those of you who attend and those of you unable to attend who purchase, read, and promote to others my novel The Power of Twelve.  or