Challenges

Crying Over Spilled Milk

I try to make the best of even the worst situations. Usually, I have no choice. My current situation is I needed to move my site so I could have a "secure" site for Google (Chrome) and Mozilla (Firefox)

Chrome flashes a nasty warning when my site URL is found, basically stating I am a scammer and your personal information WILL NOT BE SAFE! 
WRONG!

Firefox takes it one step further and does not allow any traffic from their site to advance to my site. So, what's a responsible site owner to do?

I first tried like hell to keep WordPress. It is the Be All to End All of web hosts. All the widgits, the thousands of themes, and ultimate ease of use make it a site builders dream.

But, because my site was ONLY hosted on WordPress, I could not even PAY for a WordPress site without starting over. Let's not forget that pesky SSL certificate that all sites now must have. 

Back to the drawing board. I spend days trying to find a host site. DAYS! 

I finally decided to come back to a site I had used in the past, Squarespace. Now, either I knew so little then, or WP spoiled me rotten. I think it is the latter.

While I love my current site, the limitations are many and glaring. Imagine my distress to learn that a site I began in 2011 lost EVERY SINGLE page comment I ever received. ALL OF THEM!

Imagine, losing all comments and Testimonials for my angel card readings, except the two I had the foresight to pull out and put on the page. Just Imagine!

So, today, I am crying over the loss of my beloved old site, with all the functionality I could ever desire. The best and worse parts - that site was FREE and this is small fortune. 

Sometimes, I just don't know why I try... AND, Welcome to my NEW SITE!

(photo courtesy of Jimbono/drawception.com)

Courage In Times of Cowardice

It is difficult to be courageous when being cowardly is the norm. What is required of all lightworkers, spiritual seekers, those claiming being "woke" and all those who understand, feel and see the reality of life in 2018 is this is the time to SPEAK UP! Stand for what you believe, based on what YOU know to be truth. Truth is searched for and the journey is long, lonely and ongoing. Truth is not found on a TV show, in a book, or movie. Notice I used A - singular. Truth CAN be found in all those places if you have taken the time to develop another byproduct of courage - discernment.

courage, courage of your convictions
courage, courage of your convictions

Photo courtesy of Holiday and Observations The reason discernment leads to courage is because if you wish to be spiritually enlightened, you will understand as lonely as the road is, you are not on that path alone. Millions travel with you. Some of those people will vibe with you, some won't. All are headed for the same place - though the outcomes of the journey will differ based on what we chose to do with our allotted time here on earth. Courage has come up several times for me over the past weekend. I have been encouraged to follow my best intuitions. To have the courage of my convictions, to act on those things that I can no longer remain silent about. If you know me, you know being silent is not my strong point. However, I am now picking my battles strategically, using research and facts to bolster my arguments - and sharpen my attacks. While my attacks are written, never underestimate the power of words. Especially when facts are your road dogs. I implore you to open your heart and mind to what you have to offer and then share those gifts and talents with the world. Nothing, no gift or talent you have is yours. Trust that your gift was meant to be shared. Those who appreciate you, support you and love you will find you - the real you that has been hidden. Come out and play, sing, write, create and inspire. The world needs your light! Below, you will find one of my favorite songs, one that I heard this weekend. This song made me think when I was 20 and caused me to reflect on what I have and haven't accomplished in the past 40 years. Thanks for reading and listening! Now get to work!

Kabbalah Wisdom from Karen Berg

I received this early this week. It is one of the motivational and inspirational messages I receive from Karen Berg. She is the spiritual director of The Kabbalah Centre. If you are interested in learning more, she can be found here.

Karen Berg words of wisdom Enjoy your weekend. Be kind to someone and share your joy Show, don't tell others how evolved you are!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This weekend is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday celebration. It will be a week of protests for some and joyous anticipation for others. I am so glad Dr.King is not alive to see the america he fought against is still, alive, well and full of the hate that has held people of color down for centuries. While the haters know of nothing else, those of us who know better are required to be better and do more. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Saint the Artist Please be mindful in your blissful ignorance that if you are white, you will not be affected as much as the huge community of people of color. Our people now have targets on their backs. From the police to the klan, we have been marked. So, while you are so delighted that there is much light being poured upon the planet, be aware that there will be pain - and that pain will not be inflicted upon you. We are now in the darkness that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. advised was coming our way. It is here - it is hate, intolerance and ignorance. Do your part to ensure this phase does not last long and as many as possible get out on the other side. Get out as uplifted and enlightened humans - being. Have a wonderful Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. There is work to be done, so let's get to work!

Happy New Year 2017

Welcome to 2017! Wow, where do I begin? The 2017 New Year is a 1 year. Use the energy of this year to initiate your best 9 year cycle EVER. You have the power, do you have the fortitude and will to do more? Not just for yourself, you will also be required to do more for others, even others you may not know. So, what will your New Year 2017 look like" You could have a number of new beginnings, what shows up is based on your personal choices. What were your choices in 2016 (a 9 year)? I will share just a few of my blessings this year, not to brag, but to explain the 9 year cycle, with the 9 representing completion and harvest. new year Up until this year, I have bitched and moaned about doing the right thing BECAUSE it IS the right thing to do. I have felt anger, even rage that I am acting with honor, while those around me act like jackasses. In fact, up until this month, I was completely fed up with this shit, and their shitty behavior. Fed up with fake friends who only call when they "need" you for something (aka fucking users). People who don't understand that the intent behind their snide remarks are crystal clear - and they need to stop hiding their hate behind fake ass smiles and pretty words. Oh yeah, my favorite is a friend who I spoke to after receiving a blessing this month asked me "did I have a fucking boyfriend?" As if a "boyfriend" would have assisted in ALL the shit I (and my God team) accomplished this year. I thank God for 2016 and am OH SO Ready for the new year 2017! As you know, I self published My Life As a Mermaid - A Tale To Be Shared this year. On December 16, 2016 my book was selected to be part of the Baltimore County Public Library Local Author collection! All who know me know reading is my life. I was punished so much as teen, that I was one first name basis with our book mobile librarians. They could always tell when I was punished by how many books I checked out. I even had to upgrade to an adult card at 15 because there was a limit on how many books young people could get at one time. My mom punished me by taking away TV privileges. Between football (yuck) and baseball (boring) who cared? I did love our late 70's - early 80's Orioles, but after that, my attention waned dramatically. In my senior year, she finally got it. She told me - "I should have taken away your library card!" Bingo! So, I LOVE public libraries. They offer shelter for many, knowledge for the asking and a means to explore and expand your horizon. All for FREE. If you are not a member of your local library, sign up today! They will need your support in the coming years. My next blessing was a prize I won (yup, actually WON A PRIZE) in a NFL/Pepsi sweepstakes. The prize was an autographed picture of Joe Flacco (not real popular this week, I can tell you), complete with the NFL certificate of authenticity. Bonus Christmas gift for my son! That letter of notification was also dated December 16, 2016. I say all this to state that no matter how unhappy it makes you, PLEASE Do The RIGHT Thing for the RIGHT REASONS! You may not see your blessings immediately but trust and believe that your blessings will show up. This is the law of karma, and it absolutely works! 2016 was a 9 year, a year of harvest, reaping what YOU have sown. What will you sow, starting with the new year of 2017? Be aware that you will receive everything God's has promised you. YOU Will Receive what you have sown. Sow well, my friend! Happy New Year 2017! May your year be Happy, Joyous and Prosperous in 2017! If you are interested, this link sheds more light on what to expect from a 1 year. Check it out! A Number 1 Year! http://numerology.astrologyclub.org/2017-personal-year/

Reflections on 2016

To say the election of donald trump surprised me would be an understatement. Not because of his racist, misogynistic, bigoted and hateful campaign, but because I thought amerikkans were better than this. This low down, snake oil selling con artist. I was wrong and I was right. With almost 2 million more actual votes than trump, there really are good people in this country. I want you to reflect on that irregardless of who you voted for. There is NO fucking OTHER. If you feel someone is beneath you, you bought into the con. For just like you, the con artist is only looking out for himself. The difference is he is empowered to take what he wants at the expense of an entire country, even those who protest still. While this is a more personal rant than I anticipated, I am no longer angry or depressed. We have the power to fight back and are fighting back. Every day. happy thanksgiving The fact that so many organizations who are on the front line have been galvanized with members and money brings me hope. If that many people have seen the future and said hell no, then I stand in good company. There is no need to be politically correct. If there is one thing that needs to die a certain death it is and should be political correctness. So, let’s stop playing word games and call a bigot a bigot. Or a racist, neo-nazi or just hateful. Let us start with telling the truth to each other and those who think the only great amerikka is a white amerikka. If you agree with that philosophy, you are on the wrong site. Just google "hate sites" and you will have enough to keep your uneducated ass happy for a long, long time. So, as I get in the groove of cooking and listening to some great music from the 80’s and 90’s, I thought it was safe to unload right here and right now. It is my site after all... Hebrews 11:1 King James Version “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, my faith is strong, my spirit is at peace. There will be only 2 more posts this year. While my faith is strong, I still need some damn EVIDENCE! I may or may not bring back the weekly angel cards in 2017. Thanks for reading. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Weekly Angel Card November 6, 2016

Weekly Angel Card Magical Mermaids and Dolphins by:Doreen Virtue SYNCHRONICITY I am happy to share another of my favorite angel cards! I LOVE the power, the energy, the uplifting positivity of Synchronicity! When you live in the NOW, allow your life to flow, get out of God's way and let your angels guide you, synchronicity is the path to your highest grace. Imagine your life as a road map, but one that has been left in the rain, thrown in the mud, muddled and difficult to read. This angel card advises that no matter how difficult "forward" appears, when you trust, let go and Let God, miracles occur, prayers are answered and dreams come true. angel card, synchronicity Pay attention to all that transpires this week. Nothing will be a coincidence and you will be granted opportunities to move forward, with the winds of grace at your back. As you pay attention and are grateful for these guiding nudges, they will become more frequent, assuring you reach your goals. Remain positive and focused on your desires. Your optimism and faith focuses your positive intentions like a magical laser beam. Your life is a masterpiece - of the Master's making. You are being guided by light and love. Own your power! Have an amazing and blessed week! Thank you for reading the angel card of the week!

Fighting God and Other Insanities

Last Wednesday March 18th I was not on speaking terms with God again. I have done this several times in my life. How long I remained on non-speaking terms depended on my circumstances and how angry I was. This is why I love having the freedom of my own personal relationship with God, one unfettered by religious fervor or mores. After all, it is considered sinful to not want to talk to God. Divine setting sun So, here is my take. On Wednesday a horrific event befell one of my sisters. Yup, another sister. Again, this sister is easy going and easy to get along with. So, what the fuck? When I go on my "I won’t be speaking to you for a while jaunts", it is always prefaced with a rant, out loud as to why. I prefer to think that instead of having to remember WHY I did what I did on judgment day, if I SAY why I am doing it, it can prompt that much needed discussion as the big and little whys of life. After all, If You Never SAY Anything, HOW will anything EVER CHANGE? This was only a short silence on my end but I am sure God was grateful for the break. The craziest part is, a few days before this event occurred, I was overwhelmed with immense sadness, so much so that tears were rolling down my face. An Angel sat with me for hours that night. The scent was comforting, floral based but not one I am familiar with. I did thank them for their presence, could have used some of that Grace on Wednesday and Thursday. I knew something was coming, it would be bad, but not for whom. Wednesday we found out. It was far worse than I ever could imagined. So, if you feel that you have a right to be angry with God than BE ANGRY! God loves you No Matter What. God’s love for you does not have to earned, you do not have to do anything to get it and keep it, FOREVER! God Is Love. That my friend is a complete sentence. Thanks for reading.

Listen To Your Mother!

I am proud to say I will be one of the Baltimore Cast Members of Listen To Your Mother!" We each had to write an essay on the various joys and sorrows of motherhood. If you are in the Baltimore area and looking for something different to do on Mother's Day weekend, please consider purchasing tickets to this refreshingly different venue. Please share your questions or comments! Thank you again for your support!

Listen To Your Mother

Weekly Angel Card February 22, 2015

Mermaid and Dolphins by:Doreen Virtue Simplify Your Life This week's angel card continues with the theme of release. Not much to say for this week. Feeling especially bitter today, because no matter how much I give, getting what I need seems to be a major issue right now. Please read my last post on Simplify Your Life. I pray your week is better than mine.