Monday, August 31, 2009

In the sky
an infinitude of hope,
a canvas of glory
all possibilities mine.
~Neroli Lambent

Sunday, August 30, 2009

If rain drops were kisses,I could send you showers. If hugs were seas I could send you oceans. If love was a person I'd send you me!!
~ ally qwerty

Saturday, August 29, 2009

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh - Vietnamese Monk
This can apply to everyone! So let's all smile and make life more beautiful. Plus you use fewer muscles to smile than to frown.

Friday, August 28, 2009

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.
~Hodding Carter, Jr.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A tough day at the office?

What I hear I forget. What I see I remember. What I do, I know.
~Chinese Proverb

Happy Anniversary! I love you!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

“It is a new day and a new chance to try again”
~ Unknown

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

“When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.”
~ Mae West

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Body Memory Process

The Body Memory Process. What is it? It is a way to heal yourself by changing previously selected belief patterns. A man named David William Sohn developed this process. He believes that we develop vows starting when we are in the womb until we are about 5 years old. These vows end up showing up in our body as disease, pain or emotional issues. David has written a book called Escaping the Labyrinth: Body Memory - The Secret Code that Creates, Sustains and Can Unlock Our Chains . This book can help you figure out how to do the BMP if you aren't fortunate enough to have a session with David Sohn. A session with David is amazing, such a blend of inner examination, discovery and his psychic abilities. This session finds your disavows. These disavows address the physical part of your disease. David feels "that we can hold onto something so tight that our body can't let go of it." For example he believes that all cancer is unresolved anger and more specifically prostate cancer is anger at a father figure. I believe this because two men I know who have prostate cancer had issues with their fathers. Doing the disavows takes care of the physical part of the process. Each day, at least twice a day, I said my disavows. By saying disavows it neutralizes those vows you learned while in the womb and up until you are 5 years old. This part takes 3 months of saying the disavows. Some examples of my disavows were:
"I disavow I'm not the one she wants"
"I disavow she does not care about me"
"I disavow it is all my fault"
I am adopted, so these were vows that I picked up while I was in my birth mother's womb. These were things she was thinking and feeling during her pregnancy.

A COMMENT...THIS PROCESS TAKES TIME. BUT IT IS WORTH IT. As David said,"We have been collecting garbage for years, it takes months to go away".

Next is the forgiveness component. This addresses the spiritual part of the process. By doing forgivenesses it allows us to get our spiritual energy back. As David said, "it won't affect the person you are forgiving, just you." So the way this part works is, I had to write 70 times for 70 days this sentence, "I, Karen, completely forgive_______________". Then at the end of the 7 days I burned the papers. Burning the pages purifies the the energy and releases it back into the universe, according to David. This may sound gruesome but it wasn't bad. What happened as I wrote the forgivenesses was memories, images and thoughts of the person flitted through my mind. Oh, yes, you have to write the forgivesses because your energy changes as you write. No typing it on the computer and cut and pasting it. I thought of that! This really did help me. I forgave my ex husband first and he called me 2 days after I had finished forgiving him. I had such a sense of peace as we talked and he tried to push my buttons and get me upset. I felt very empowered!
The third part is doing an affirmation. This addresses the mental part of the process.
David had me start with this affirmation,"people love me just the way I am". At first I couldn't even remember that line. How this works is each day you read the affirmation and then just write down everything that you think about that statement. This is all the stuff your brain is thinking about why your brain believes this statement isn't true. One affirmation can take up to 6 months to complete. You are done with that affirmation when you no longer have an opinion.

After my session with David I felt much more enlightened and ready to commit to the whole Body Memory Process. He said an interesting thing that made sense. My pain is caused by my inner child wanting attention. He said, "your inner child is running around with a hammer banging around inside you causing pain". This statement really made sense to me. I have been feeling much better as I started to take care of me. Examples, massages, Bowen, less stress. For so many years I was a single mom taking care of my daughters first, with little time or money for me.
I have been done with my BMP for 2 months now and most days I have no pain!!! Woo hoo! A bunch of baggage has been unloaded. It is very freeing! What I do notice is, if I am stressed out a few old aches and pains do pop up to say "hi". But hey, that is okay. Manage my stress and I am back to painfree!
Here is David Sohn's website if you want more info:

“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.”
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
~ Helen Keller

Saturday, August 22, 2009

"Many times people stay in places they don't like because they are afraid to move. Staying in the same place because of fear and apprehension is like living on a hamster wheel. Step off the hamster wheel by flowing with the changes in your life. Be it a mental or physical change, flow with it."
~Ron Rathbun

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rainbows apologize for angry skies.
~Sylvia Voirol

Last week Jaclyn and I were driving back from Louisville after visiting Lindsay there and were were blessed with a huge rainbow at dusk. It was so glowing against the darkening skies. We admired the rainbow for at least 15 minutes as we headed north. No matter how many times I see a rainbow there is a magical feeling for me.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The other day we were geocaching in this old cemetary and the brilliant green moss on this gravestone caught my eye. The on this marker died at 42 years old in 1842. Seeing the age he died made me think about how much longer life expectancy is now.

Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
~Shirley Abbott
Donna this quote is inspired by what you shared last night at drum circle. I love you guys!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


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I gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which I really stop to look fear in the face. I must do the thing which I think I cannot do.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
~John Muir

My thoughts have been turning towards Peacock Medicine. Peacock reminds us to laugh with life and not take things so seriously. We also need to learn how to strut our stuff with grace and dignity. Now those can be tough things to do! I got this info from this neat website on animal totems:

Yesterday was a hot humid day, so my husband and I decided to take a creek walk and found some cool things, like clay, rocks with fossils, minnows, crawfish, drift wood. No peacocks were seen, but it was very nuturing to my soul being out in nature. Living here in Ohio we are truly blessed to have so many nature preserves and parks.

Monday, August 17, 2009


“Life lives, life dies. Life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different through everyone's eyes.”
~ Unknbown

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The earth laughs in flowers.
~ e. e. cummings

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"The Eye of God"
What it actually depicts is the so-called Helix Nebula, described by astronomers as "a trillion-mile-long tunnel of glowing gases." At its center is dying star which has ejected masses of dust and gas to form tentacle-like filaments stretching toward an outer rim composed of the same material. Our own sun may look like this in several billion years.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

Friday, August 14, 2009

"I need to leave the city of my comfort and go into the wilderness of my intuition. What I'll discover will be wonderful. What I'll discover is myself."
~ Alan Alda (Hawkeye)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
~ Joyce Brothers

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
~Frank Scully
This is dedicated to Jaclyn and her outlook on life. I love you!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

You are the energy, and the energy is you.
~Berri Clove

Poppies make me happy.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Given angel's wings, where might you fly?
In what sweet heaven might you find your love?
Unwilling to be bound, where might you move,
Lost between the wonder and the why?...
~Nicholas Gordon

Jaclyn comes today and we are going to head down to Louisville to see Lindsay. YAY! What fun!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I got this picture in an email and I have been waiting for just the right message to put it with. It was so precious. Look at the dog's expression.

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
~Veronica A. Shoffstall, "After a While," 1971

Friday, August 7, 2009

"Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it."
~Irving Berlin

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"When I give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed."
~Maya Angelou

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

You don't get to choose how you are going to die or when. You can only decide how you're going to live.
~ Joan Baez

Tonight I am going to a Joan Baez concert with my friend Teresa. So I thought I'd find a Joan quote for today. This one is so true. We really do have the power to choose how we are going to live. Sometimes it seems so overwhelming, that's what God and friends and family with broad shoulders and good listening ears are for. Use them!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Hope is a thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without words
And never stops at all.
~Emily Dickinson

Look at this cute little flower I found in my garden yesterday. He is hoping I will play soccer with him.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
~ Deepak Chopra

I like this concept. Somedays you just don't seem to fit, so it is comforting to know that YES, YOU DO BELONG!! You are that unique piece that fits just right in the world.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. ~Chinese Proverb

Joy Scale: 9/10