Archive for January, 2012
After I had done my part, my teacher had explained me that I had a problem that most actors have, namely that I expected the performance to be perfect the first time around. There was no in-between. I didn’t want to do the monologue if the character wasn’t already fully developed.
He then began to walk me through steps to develop my character even more deeply. “Let’s try an accent. No, that didn’t work. Let’s play it as if you were angrier. Yes, that’s closer. Now let’s play it as though you don’t give a hoot! Perfect! Now we have something to work with.” Read the rest of this entry »
You must have experienced the feeling of being in a great mood, and then encountering someone who is just not having a great day. You often feel in these situations that your heart is in the right place, but there is nothing you can do or say to raise that person’s vibration to a happier, healthier one.
There are some people that you can help and give them a reality check, because you know them so well. You connect with them in a way that you can remedy their bad energy or mood, with a funny joke or something that will speak to their soul – if you know the person well enough.
If not, and nothing you can do can bring that person into a better mindset, then you must for your own personal well-being you must learn to just walk away to protect your own energy. Do whatever you need to do to get away from negative people you cannot help, especially if they are doing nothing but bring you down. You must learn to stay above it! Read the rest of this entry »
When people hear the term ancestor worship, it tends to conjure up thoughts of primitive practices, but it is actually a very powerful spiritual experience. I personally see it as communing with our ancestors and the technique I use is similar to that of the Yoruba people of West Africa.
If one looks at various tribes on the African continent, as well as other continents, ancestor worship is a common practice among indigenous people.
Although I cannot say I have any special reverence for my ancestors, the closest word would be respect for all the trials and tribulations they experienced. Going back through my bloodline I know that there have been prisoner-of-war experiences, material hardship and even suicides, to mention but a few, so my predecessors also had their unique life stories. Read the rest of this entry »
Self Love is accepting and allowing people to Be who they are. It starts with allowing your Self to be who you are. Self Love is surrender to the Higher Self.
It is acknowledging that you are courageous and feeling, charitable, appreciative, gracious, joyful, saying yes to Life, and Trust worthy.
It is surrendering to this god box of beliefs even when you do not believe them to be true. It is surrendering to your deepest feelings that speak of wonderment and adventure.
It is to know that Hope can only Believe if you have Faith and Trust in your-Self. To hold this god box close and know you will never give your power away again, never judge, holding a lower vibration opinion of anyone. It is finally no longer attaching Love to something. Read the rest of this entry »
When one door closes another one truly does open. Sometimes it’s the birth of a baby, or the beginning of a new relationship, or simply a new venture, discovery, or opportunity. Whatever it is, faith will give us what we need to keep ‘plucking along’.
Faith enables us to find new things, to give us something to look forward to. It also offers us the opportunity to give back, and contribute towards making humanity and our world a better place. To just do nothing is a complete waste of time and we are merely taking up space for no reason. So, we must keep going, even though things may seem to be at a standstill. You may be going through depression or whatever it may be, but it could also be a golden opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »
All of us have in some way, shape or form made lists of what we want in our lives. Whether you’ve written your desires on paper or listed your intentions in your mind, you have decisively moved in that direction and pulled in that energy.
Some of us have also received exactly what we asked for and found it wasn’t what we wanted at all…so it was back to the drawing board. As the years pass, the list of wishes, hopes, desires and intentions become more streamlined due to our life experiences.
We make our wish lists thinking that it will bring our ultimate happiness and fulfillment when we ultimately get what we asked for. I work with many clients, for example, whose ultimate wish is for their lovers to leave their spouse to be with them instead. That’s all they want. Read the rest of this entry »
One day I told my mother that I hated that girl. My mother very sternly said, “You don’t hate anyone!” I defiantly replied, “Oh yes, I do!” My mother then graciously said, “If you are going to hate her, do it somewhere else. I don’t want to hear about it.” She never explained to me why she didn’t feel it was appropriate to hate anyone. I didn’t figure it out until I matured a little bit, when I grew older.
My daughter is now a teenager and comes home from school with similar complaints. A girl at school is spreading untrue rumors about her. My daughter also told me how she hated this girl. I replied the same way my mother did. Except, I explained that hate only breeds more hate. To hate someone or something only hurts you, no one else. Read the rest of this entry »
Numerologically speaking the year 2012 has absolutely nothing to do with the world coming to an untimely end. Many of us can recall about ten years ago the ‘end of the world’ was originally calculated to occur in 2112. It was a much more intriguing date due to the palindrome pattern, which can be construed as physically illustrating that “as it was in the beginning, so it shall be in the end.”
A number of factors may have influenced the date change, but the most plausible and easily accepted theory is simple commercialism. Armageddon sometime sells better than sex (remember the Y2K Millennium bug panic?)
It was only recently that a private religious cult once again made international headlines by predicting and preparing for the Rapture that was to take place on May 20, 2010. They had sold thousands of pieces of merchandise, took in thousands of dollars in donations and savings, and gained hundreds of followers. Whether it be fear, or hope for freedom from the mundane, the followers were willing to sacrifice their lives and their livelihoods for the cause. And we all know how that turned out. Read the rest of this entry »