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>The Cure For The Modern Divorce…South Park.

In Uncategorized on December 27, 2007 at 6:59 am

>You may be skeptical of such a bold statement. But. I assure you. There’s nothing like genius satire to strike at the core of divorce/breakup/separation depression.

Now. that I’ve gotten that off my chest… here’s two of my favorite – season 10 episodes…

dog whisperer
(I have subsequently fallen in love with Cesar Milan)

bengay – south park saves the world

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>Love Everyone.

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2007 at 7:31 pm

>My little Christmas friend dropped off a note… a note of compassion. a note of service. The note was simple. it brought with it no instruction manual. no complex packaging. no batteries required. it was what it was.

Love Everyone.

Simple. Direct. To the point.

I immediately thought. impossible… how could I love everyone… what about all the greedy people that espouse their singleminded nuttiness onto the rest of us. and what about all those people who judge others and don’t practice a love unto others motto. What about all the people I don’t like. How am I going to love them? How am I going to love all the people who are suffering, who are ill, who are diseased? blah, blah and blah…

As I let my brain parade through all the ways I wouldn’t be able to Love Everyone. It occurred to me (even without a manual) that I wasn’t being asked to question the guidance. I was being asked to be in service.

So.

I stopped. I stopped and changed my perspective.

Love Everyone. is to love the wholeness. is to love the greedy along with the gracious because in loving both, I can create space and support a place of love and open-ness. I can be with what is and not try to change it. not try to adjust it to my way of thinking. I can let go of my ego. And get with the we. and in doing that. I can…

Love Everyone. Effortlessly. Because I’m not trying. I’m being.

Easier said than done. I wasn’t quite set. yet.

As the glow of the message spins into the day in, day out practice, fear creeps in and the whole thing becomes overwhelming.

What if I slip up, what if I can’t do it, like when someone does something evil in front of me, and I say something unkind and my heart closes to that person and I’m not loving. Not only that, everyone is worse for my failure.

Wow. a lot of unnecessary pressure just burst on the scene. I can only do what I can do. (Clearly my fear is a bit of a drama queen) So. there is only one thing to do…

Embrace my fear. Invite it in. Let it perform. Acknowledging and applauding the fact I would never be perfect.

I allowed myself to know, when I slipped (as I most certainly would). It would be okay. Because in the next moment I could release that closed heart. And be with what is. Open. again. Free from the hamster wheel of never achievable perfection, free from my expectations, my judgements.

And in that accepting I watched my fear drift away.

Clearing the way to embracing…

The wholeness and spontaneity of the moment.

In that truth, the gift of being shows up to guide me further along my path of being open and loving to that moments power. whatever form it takes.

Love Everyone is that wholeness.

So I thank you, my little Christmas friend, for your message, for today, for tomorrow, for the yesterdays and all the ongoing gifts in each moment that blossom, flourish and release so the next gift can occur.

>Happy Twisted Christmas

In Uncategorized on December 22, 2007 at 6:41 pm

>Any Christmas concert that starts with “Alright… NEW JERSEY!” is an instant classic in my book.

This cut and video from a Twisted Sister concert around the holidays… reminds me of the first lines of a Pablo Narudo poem written near the end of his career looking back at his beginnings…

“something ignited in my soul, fever or unremembered wings, and I went my own way deciphering that burning fire.”

The heart and soul only cares that you do it your way… Have a Happy Holiday and a New Year filled with going your own way!

“Through the years we’ll all be together… so have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Now.”

Ho. Ho. Ho. Let’s go.

>Losing Touch

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2007 at 8:00 pm

>”I can’t believe you even tried it. It’s a complete waste of time.”

Have you ever had one of those conversations where someone is adamantly telling you something you’ve just done isn’t cool. They haven’t done it themselves… But they are absolutely sure, without any doubt, and with adamant certainty, they wouldn’t like it, it isn’t cool, and there is no way they would ever do it. Not only that, they will vociferously defend their position of never opening themselves up to even trying it, to the nth degree.

I mean come on… At least don’t be so defensive about something you haven’t experienced.

I don’t want to have to get all Buddha abstraction on you, but…. Wayne Dyer summed up a Buddha saying with…

“There is a fundamental difference between knowing something and knowing about something…. Knowing is reserved for direct experience.”

So I say… Open up. or. Shut up.

>Yes Virginia… There is a Santa Clause… ?

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2007 at 5:21 pm

>I know I’m just being cranky about the perceived lack of any sense (or in touch-ness) with the people (in the democracy) that has surrounded our Commander in Chief and his sidekick Tonto…. But, after knowing everyone was safe and no one was hurt…

Have to make note of the irony of a fire near the VP’s office just before the holidays… it just seems interesting… ‘nuf said.

Fire near White House under control – The White House- msnbc.com

>Life’s a Constant Surprise…

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2007 at 5:50 am

>”Life is anyone’s guess…
It’s a constant surprise”

From the poignant song Fifty Percent in the Broadway show Ballroom with music by Billy Goldenberg and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Don’t shut down the surprise. Allow it to unfold.

Dorothy Loudon is no longer with us but thanks to You|Tube you can experience the emotion and feeling of a classic from one of her final performances at Carnegie Hall.

Enjoy.

>Banana-gasm…

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2007 at 3:48 am

>Expression Alert – “going bananas” is good thing.

It’s the super thumbs up on nature’s finest fruit…

Eating bananas pretty much helps every problem you may ever have.

Here’s a few…

Depression
survey says: People feel better after eating a banana. Why: Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: (for The Ladies):
Facts: Bananas contain B6 that regulates blood glucose levels. Upshot: regulating blood sugar saves you from the craving of M&M’s and popcorn and moody times.

Anemia:
Fact: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood helping in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
Being high in potassium low in salt the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims that banana’s reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Constipation:
High in fiber = no need for laxatives.

Heartburn:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body.

I could go on and on about the banana good times but…

Better to just go buy a bunch and have at them.

>The Feather and The Lady Bug… Together. Again?

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2007 at 10:22 pm

>Symbols are all around us. Never more obvious-ly than when we’re least expecting them.

Sitting in a meeting pouring out a bunch of Mel information. Which can be exhausting. (And. I’m in a position to know.) A tiny feather popped out from one of the down stuffed pillows that surrounded me.

The timing in the conversation was fascinating. It’s presence interesting. Certainly, I could let it go and discard the tiny feather… but, it made me curious. And curious Mel likes answers.

Tucked safely in my Tree House contemplating the cosmos, I looked up the meaning of feathers….

“Dealing with ascension and spiritual evolution to a higher plane.”

I gotta say. That was deeper than I expected…. (oddly, it didn’t end there…)

As I was letting the feather concept settle. Something else happened. The interrelated universe had another message to deliver. No kidding you…. into my closed up, windows & doors shut, heat on, house… A Ladybug crawled across my desk… Just kickin it. Not bothering anyone. Emerging out of nowhere.

I don’t know a lot, but I do like to figure things out.

The first listing under meaning of seeing a Ladybug….

“Symbolizing delight, protection and trust, a porta fortuna (good luck charm) and a symbol for the soul.”

Interesting… interesting.

Prompting more reading…

“Because the life cycle of the adult Ladybug is short it teaches us how to release our worry and enjoy our life to the fullest. When it appears it is telling us to “let go and let God.”

Tying it all up in a nice bow…

“The Ladybug teaches us how to restore our faith and trust in great spirit. It initiates change where it is needed the most. When a ladybug appears it is asking us to get out of our own way and allow great spirit to enter.”

Dude.

Mel needs to take a break and melitate on this enlightened turn of events…

Give it some space to breath.

To kick start the action… I opened up my doors and windows and watched the ladybug fly away, returning to nature.

>Orange-itos

In Uncategorized on December 15, 2007 at 2:25 am

>Is there any realm that Doritos could be considered a fruit group?

If so.

I might need to move.

>Positivity Anyone… part two

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2007 at 9:48 pm

>Warner Brothers isn’t alone in needing a hug.

Upon closer inspection it turns out the entire lineup of Christmas holiday releases are dark, down and depressing… not just I Am Legend.

There Will Be Blood
No Country For Old Men
Sweeney Todd
PS. I Love You

And… the worst offender. Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem or AVPR… opening on Christmas day with the tagline – there will be no peace on earth.

Nice.

and.

Light.