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Subject: Greetings Fellow Allowers
Date Posted: 5/20/2007 3:18 AM ET
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Since I've been meeting a lot of like minded people on the site, I thought it'd be great to have a thread where we can come together, share helpful things that we've read, techniques that we've learned, offer support, what have you...

Let's breathe some life into this forum!

 

 

Date Posted: 5/20/2007 9:24 AM ET
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What a great idea Raine! 

Here are some links to my favorite ways to start the day http://youtube.com/watch?v=phL0RLKL8bc and sign up for these http://www.tut.com/index.html . 

An interesting book I came across a few years ago is Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth by Peter Kelder. 

Much more later too, just wanted to drop in and say what a great idea!  I look forward to hearing what others have to say!

Peace-

Nora

Date Posted: 5/20/2007 9:51 AM ET
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Thanks Raine!  What a great idea.  It's early so my mind isn't awake enough for a thought yet, much less a positive one.  lol  But I'll come back here.  I think positive feedback is great!  And thanks for letting me know about this thread.  Two of my favorite people have already been here.  : )

Date Posted: 5/20/2007 5:37 PM ET
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Just dropping in to say hello: "Hello"  So glad that you have been noticed Raine - way to go! 

My inspirational thought for the day is Change Your Thinking and You Change Your Life, that is the mantra of Science of Mind which is a great outfit.  I've seen your affirmation, Cozette (and like it) so I think you'd appreciate the Science of Mind stuff.  It's all available on-line, what isn't anymore. LOL

Blessings new friends, looking forward to many great discussions.

Margaret.

Date Posted: 5/20/2007 6:06 PM ET
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Thanks Margaret!  I'll have to check out the Science of Mind stuff.   One of the sayings that I repeat often to myself and others is:  You're about as happy as you decide to be.     Some days I have to force myself to "decide" to be happy with my life.   Be sure and check out Nora's link.  It is something SPECIAL.  : )

Date Posted: 5/21/2007 3:20 AM ET
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I'm glad to see y'all here! I've sent word to a few more so hopefully this thread will soon be hopping! :o) There's nothing like getting together with your favorite people all in the same place...

We've got some drama happening in my house currently with a roommate which is making things pretty uncomfortable for our family. I figure it's a good opportunity to put some of what I've learned into practice.

Interestingly enough, my Meditation from Conversations with God today was this, "Judge not, and neither condemn, for you know not why a thing occurs, nor to what end."  Okay, I'm listening!

Date Posted: 5/21/2007 4:14 AM ET
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And to top it all off, here is my Note From the Universe tonight:

Don't you think it should be possible to have challenges, Raine, yet at the very same time, be in love with the world and excited about your life?

I do. And we have so much in common.

     The Universe

 

Once again I state, I'M LISTENING! lol

Date Posted: 5/21/2007 10:48 AM ET
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Oh my! Just checked out Nora's Link - Fabulous!!  It gave me a severe case of the "Warm Fuzzies" you know?  Thank you Nora.  I am a believer but need constant reminders and nudges to remember that I AM  a Beloved Child of The Universe.

Raine, you know what has been going through my mind today is that The Universe always sends me everything I need and reveals to me everything I need to know.  So often we don't know what we need.  I attend Unity church and something they emphasise is that no problem comes to you without a blessing in there somewhere.  Hang in there, I will send you some White Light :)

Margaret

Date Posted: 5/21/2007 9:44 PM ET
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Hello everyone, Thank you so much Raine. Wow Nora, loved those links. I looked at both tonight. I am happy to be alive. Will be watching it again in the morning!

And notes from the Universe. How cool! I have a friend who always says I wish God would send me little notes about things in my life! Got to tell her about that site! I signed up.

I am one with the Universe and I know it will all work out! Life is good. I am still learning. Life is an adventure!

hugs, Connie

Date Posted: 5/22/2007 4:31 AM ET
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I tell ya, Margaret, I did get exactly what I needed with the situation I mentioned last night, and so did my friend.

My best friend, H, lives in our garage (that's the only room we have to offer, and she has an a/c so it's not as bad as it sounds). She has been having some issues with her gf which is why she lives with us. A few times now they have gotten into horrific arguments over the phone which are loud and abusive and do not jive with our household/family. After listening to hours of it last night which caused me MUCH stress I realized I needed to confront her on it today. It went beautifully and we both benefitted. The key point was DH helping me shift my focus from where I felt she was wrong to considering "What would love do?" (his favorite question after watching Conversations with God). Approaching the situation totally from love, where no one was wrong, things simply were, was amazing.

To top it all off, my meditation from Conversations with God today was, "The work of the soul is to wake yourself up. The work of God is to wake everybody else up." Sheesh!

When everything is jiving that means you're on the right page, right?

Date Posted: 5/22/2007 10:45 AM ET
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Raine, that is great. I have the book Conversations with God. Is there a movie too? Just curious. Sometimes it helps me to see things, like read a book and see the movie. Well, esp. the Secret. Still reading the book. Have the movie. If I can see it in my mind! It helps!

Connie

Date Posted: 5/23/2007 4:03 AM ET
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Hi Connie,

There is a movie. You can watch it in sections on YouTube http://youtube.com/watch?v=qzsNc7hbXY0, but I think it is better all in one piece. Walsch's story is very touching. The movie is a bit slow, but still very worthwhile. We spent a few hours discussing it, especially the ending.

Another movie I can recommend is Peaceful Warrior based on Dan Millman's books. We saw it a few months ago when Best Buy was offering free tickets and we all enjoyed it.

-Raine

Date Posted: 5/23/2007 9:39 AM ET
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Good morning all!  Another movie, or book, to look for is "What the Bleep Do We Know."  This one relates Quantum Physics to metaphysics, or spirituality if you prefer that term.  For me, because I am analytical and naturally skeptical, it's enlightening and more meaningful to come at spirituality from the science "backdoor"  it gives it all a logical basis.  I have read extensively in that area for years, it almost gives me goose bumps.  The ancient predictions for the Age of Aquarius, which we are now in, is to bring about a new consiousness, with more enlightenment and more attention to the spiritual, but more, it will also mean the reconciliation of the ideas of the East and the West.  Wow, can't you just see this happening?

Fred Alan Wolf, aka Dr Quantum writes great, easy to understand books on this topic: "Do you think when a new idea comes out everybody's really excited and ready to get it? No! That ain't how it works! When a new idea comes out people are very reluctant to change the way they've always thought-even when they know it's wrong. They don't want to change."  Now I can relate to that. LOL

Blessings,

Margaret 

So great things worked out for you Raine!!  Cozette, saw your post about where you live - have you got a spare room?  Ha.  Just love SD, lived on Camp P, for couple of years, then vacationed there many times. 
  

Date Posted: 5/24/2007 4:11 AM ET
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Oh Margaret, GREAT recommendation! The Down the Rabbit Hole version of What the Bleep is the only gift my husband has EVER requested in 16 years of marriage! I got it for his b-day. It has such fascinating information that you could really study it for months. (I also got a great list of authors from it!) It's actually become our social "thing". When friends come over we all watch the movie. I find I learn something new/deeper each time I see it.

I do agree that understanding the science behind creating our realities is very helpful in convincing Self that, yes this is how things work. We do this!

Fred Wolf is tremendous. We have some of his books as well. He's so entertaining to watch in the movie- certainly one of my favorites.

 

Date Posted: 5/25/2007 10:50 AM ET
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I've gotten a lot of really great, helpful, mind-opening books lately. I have read: You Can Have It All Ask and It is Given The Law of Attraction Learn to Power Think I also watched an incredibly moving, uplifting documentary called Ethics in Culture: Conversations with the Dalai Lama (DVD I borrowed from Netflix) I am glad to see there are like-minded individuals here on PBS
Date Posted: 5/26/2007 7:08 AM ET
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Welcome Lynne!

I'm up entirely too late with friends and should be hustling myself to bed but wanted you to know that your input is valued. Thank you for your recommendations! I have those books on my wish list... waiting (somewhat) patiently. I already have a gazillion TBR books so I know these will show when they should. conversations with the Dalai Lama is new to me and I will look for it.

-Raine

Date Posted: 5/26/2007 10:20 AM ET
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It's always good to laugh - can't be sad when you do, so here's today's laugh.  I had tears in my eyes when I got through.

They're Back!  Church Bulletins:  Thank God for the church ladies who type them. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:
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 The Fasting &Prayer Conference includes meals.
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The sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on the Water." The sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus."  
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 Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 PM in the recreation hall. Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.
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  Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those
 things not worth keeping around the house.   Bring your husbands.
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  The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.
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  Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at
 someone who is hard to love.  Say "Hell" to someone who doesn't care much about you.
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Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
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 Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass this way again," giving  obvious pleasure to the congregation.
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    For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
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  Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
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  The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing: "Break Forth Into Joy."
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 Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church.  So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
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    At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.
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 Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
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 Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled.
Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
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 Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased
person you want remembered.
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 The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and
gracious hostility.
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 potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
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 Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM.  All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done.
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 The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
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  The Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
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  The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church      basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this
 tragedy.
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 Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First
Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side
entrance.
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    The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan
                  last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours"

 

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 4:52 AM ET
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What are you all creating in your lives? I produced a record-breaking weekend on eBay. Sales through the roof, which helps with the past-due bills!

I am facing sending my two kittens to the vet's for adoption, and really visiualizing them having good furever homes. The perfect homes are out there right now, just looking for my babies. They will be perfect together! I can feel the happiness for both kitten, and the human being blessed by my baby...

 

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 2:24 PM ET
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I am really working on doing what The Secret says - focusing on the love and positive - I think of myself as a positive thinker but realized that often my thoughts are negative, even if my words aren't

Date Posted: 6/1/2007 10:32 AM ET
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Greetings all, a beautiful day here after an very early am thunderstorm.  The plants are all grateful for the rain! 

Way to go, Raine, putting it all into action!  I hold a vision of your kitties in the very best home for them, together.  Last year I fostered a litter (the best fun but also emotionally hard to give them up)  2 got adopted together to a great family, 1 to a super lady who also took another kitty and I took the last!  Ha, it was the runt and my favorite and it broke my heart to see him in the cage back at the shelter.  Brought him home for the 4th July holiday - and he never went back!   He brought so much to all of us, including my 2 adult cats, who did not like the kitties at all at first.  Sadly he is no longer with us.  Sometimes it's not easy to feel there's a reason for everything, but we press on anyway. 

Reading Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth? by Robert Schwartz, it came to me unexpectedly as a gift, and is very very enlightening.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, Margaret

Date Posted: 6/3/2007 4:48 AM ET
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Great news! We have found a home for one kitten. Our neighbor across the street who already has a cat, and used to work in a vet's office. So the kitty will have a friend, and the new owners will have a clue. Plus she'll be close by. YAY!

It breaks my heart to let them go though. I love those little critters.

 

Date Posted: 6/5/2007 4:24 AM ET
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I've been having a rough few days- feeling a bit depressed and finding myself slipping into the "poor mes". Money is super-tight and I'm not going to be able to attend the concert that was supposed to be my b-day present. Money sent as gifts for me must go to pay bills.

The Universe showed me something the other day, but I didn't *get* it until tonight. I was going to pick up some books from Freecycle to post here. The gifter lived in an RV park. I assumed it was a park where one would temporarily park their RV. Not so! These people actually lived, long-term, in this park. The RVs were all older than me. There was a small girl around age 5, with a shaved head, riding a bike. Stray cats wherever you looked. It was just so depressing! Tonight I realized that I had been given a reality check. While I'm feeling sorry about not attending this concert, we have a nice, big, comfy home, a business, pets, a working car, food, etc... I have so much to be grateful for- why on earth would I focus on something lacking?!

I have figured out why we have these kittens as well. There is absolutely no way under the sun to watch a kitten play, or to hold it and have it look up at you like you are the most important being on the planet, and feel bad. It just cannot happen.Every person should be prescribed a kitten! lol

Date Posted: 6/5/2007 11:01 AM ET
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Oh, Raine, I feel for you, I am sending you happy thoughts right now!  Sometimes,girl, I feel like you are in my head.  Last kitten season at the shelter the very same thing occured to me while watching a whole litter of rascals playing, they just made me laugh with delight at their pure joy.  All animals have so very much to teach us humans if we would only pay attention.

Also, I consider this a gift I was given that many times when I am in the "poor me's"  or the "pity pot" as I term it, I meet or see someone whose circumstances are so much worse than mine.  I think of it as a psychic slap from the Universe - HA!  If we did not have the rain (no pun intended) we could not so appreciate the sun.  You do bring sunshine to people here, hang in there.

Blessings, Margaret

 

Date Posted: 6/6/2007 4:05 AM ET
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Ah Margaret, my e-sistah, it's so nice to have people like you to share with. Thank you for helping to make this a safe, supportive place! You really do deserve a kitten! ;o)

I do tell my kids often that the Universe has a way of getting it's point across- the easy way, or the hard way. Seems I need to remind myself of the same thing. lol

Date Posted: 6/9/2007 8:32 PM ET
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Just saying hello Raine.  Yeah I have an e-sistah, so neat!  Posted in the Good Thoughts thread today.   We have 2 new buddies there.

Cheers, Margaret

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