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Switching Fear into Pleasure & The Movie Superstar

March 16th, 2009 | Category: Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Welcome Everyone.

How are you all keeping out there. The energy seems to be revving up a bit. That’s a good thing. It sure was getting heavy out there.

I watched the other day one of my favorite movies. Superstar. If you haven’t watched it you have to give it a go. It’s hilarious.

Ok, its ridiculous and parts are a little embarrassing but its so funny.

My favorite part is when the two main characters are sitting in church and they get sad so they say they need a break and they pretend they are super models. The one girl says something like “I was just walking down the street and this man comes up to me and says do you want to be a supermodel and I said sure and here I am”.

I’m thinking of this movie because I’m thinking of how our minds can switch and make things ok when a second ago they weren’t. I think its called a paradigm shift. It’s like switching something that causes us fear into something that causes us pleasure.

An example would be a lady at work kept seeing 11:11. She was getting nervous about it. Obviously the more she feared it the more it showed up which is exactly what happens with fear. The lion walks right up to us and says are you scared yet. She asked me about it and I said oh that’s very powerful its the minute when the angels are listening to our prayers. Whenever I see it I stop what I’m doing and I pray for that minute. That’s what I was taught anyway.

Right then and there she did a shift. These numbers no longer caused fear but gave her a moment of pleasure. Now she gets excited when she sees them.

At my church class last week Rev. Joe brought in a hypnotherapist to talk to us. This is exactly what he does. He takes something that makes us paralyzed and changes it into something else. He actually took a lady who had a fear of snakes that almost paralyzed her. You could feel her shake when he talked about it. He turned it around very quickly to be something funny. After that every time he would bring up snakes to her she would laugh. Just being in that class I cannot think of a snake without laughing either. Not that I had a fear of snakes but now I can’t think of a snake in any other way.

Is that all it takes? I know we have to be a willing participant but hey I’m thinking its worth a try.

The mind is an amazing thing isn’t it. It was funny the other day Bobby and I were driving up to Rama and I got out Maggie, my GPS, and it said we would arrive in 15 minutes. Both Bobby and I were excited wow its so close. Even though we knew in our heads that it was more than an hour away we allowed something outside ourselves to override our logic. Finally I thought OH I didn’t put it on day light savings time but for that little bit our minds really thought it was closer then is was. Now you might be out there thinking “Doh” maybe you guys are just not the sharpest tools in the shed (as my friend Terry would say) but it wasn’t that. It was something outside of us that we trusted to be the truth overriding our own logic.

The reason I’m boring you with this is that we really can’t take life too seriously. If things can be changed in an instant just by how we are looking at it then how can anything really be real.

I am obviously taking out of the equation major hardships here although I’m thinking it could work. I’m talking the day to day things from our past or present that we take so seriously and the things that keep us back from moving forward.

So let’s be grateful and all raise our vibration and move forward. Let’s see prayers instead of fear. I really believe Spirit is always listening and the 11:11 is just our reminder to pray not theirs to listen. Nonetheless it never hurts to pray.

Quote for you:

“Never fear shadows…they simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” Unknown

Until we meet again, Sharon

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Let’s All Be Open to Receive.

March 15th, 2009 | Category: Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Hello Everyone!

What a wonderful day it is. Spring is on its way, finally. Can you believe it? What a long haul of a winter. I thought it would never end.

I have to tell you about my Grandcat, Hazel. (To see more about my Grandcats with pictures see here.)

She goes into heat sometimes and I understand it to be quite uncomfortable so when I go up to their apartment to be with them and visit I usually do a little Reiki on her to make her feel better.

The funniest part is now when I go up she runs immediately from the door to her window seat and lies down on her back puts back her head and  opens her legs and arms so that her tummy is fully exposed for me to do Reiki on her. It is totally hilarious to watch. My other grandcat, Blueberry kind of looks at her like she’s totally lost her nut but she doesn’t care she lies there and even after I’ve done the Reiki she stays there. How funny is that?

I’m learning from my little furry friend and I think we should all be doing that. Opening up our arms wide to the universe and say “Today I am open to receive all the Gifts that are Mine by Divine Right. Thank you Universe.” Would the world not be a better place?

Quote for you:

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” Eden Phillpotts

Until we meet again, Sharon

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A Bug’s Life.

February 05th, 2009 | Category: Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Hello my Sweet Friends. How are you all doing? I can feel the February energy sneaking in. With the fear generated from the media recession and it being cold and February the energy is starting to get a little murky. Hopefully it will switch up soon.

So I have another strange story for you.

Today I printed something at work and the weirdest thing happened.

Keep in mind I’m the earliest one there. I get there at 7 am because I don’t do well in traffic. I can only listen to my meditation tapes for so long before the “ok come on let’s go” comes out of me. My road rage slips out before I can catch it.  Nothing drastic more impatience than anything.

I was looking at my sheet I got from the printer doing my work thing when I noticed something kind of gross on it.

I looked more carefully and it was an actual bug that had somehow got in the printer and it was a squished bug, legs and all, with this goo that had come out of him or her (let’s assume it’s a he) via its head and there was a tinge of red which I assume is bug blood. The strangest part is he kind of got cooked on the paper which made him into a piece of art. God Art as all are his (ok I’ll keep with the theme and assume God is a he here) creatures.

Now I could have just went “Egads” and settled at “Euew” and thrown it away, after of course showing everyone at work to get things going, but I started to think about things and how life is kind of like that. One minute you are doing your “bug thing” thinking this is kind of cool and the next minute you could be in spirit saying oops “I wasn’t expecting that one” (I took that line from Hurley on Lost).

I started thinking what was the bug doing in the printer? Did he fall? Did he think there was bug food in there? Was he an adventurous bug?

Then I started thinking about something I’ve pondered for a while that might be a good healing tool and that is “freeze framing” your life.

I started a book on it some time ago and I’ll dig it out and have a look and see where I’m at with it. Maybe the time has come. I think I called it A Slice of Life which can’t be done now because of Dexter’s boat.

The idea is take a freeze frame or slice of your actual life at this moment. What needs to be changed? What needs to stay and you are grateful for? What are your dreams?

Then create another freeze frame or slice in the future and make it exactly how you want it. Then meditate on that future freeze frame slice and make it happen.

Dealing with everything. What you would be doing this actual moment if all this slice was in place. Such fun to do things like that.

I know what you are thinking. Geez it must be hard to be her.  I’d of thrown the bug out and that would have been the end of it.

So there you have it. The Day the Bug Got Squished. Hey that’s a good name for my book?

Quote for you:

“If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive.” American Quaker Saying

Until we meet again, Sharon

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They are Just so Darn Cute.

January 11th, 2009 | Category: Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Hi Everyone.

How are you this Lovely Day?

Don’t you just love USB Keys. Well I do have a thing for keys in general (especially old antique ones) but for some reason USB keys are so much fun for me.

I usually by accident call them UBS keys and people look at me strange (stranger then normal). They can be made into anything. Staples had ones that were little animals. Like frogs and such. I didn’t get one because I thought I was being extravagant as I already have one but how cool is that?
Timing is everything with these little USB keys. Usually around Christmas and when kids go back to school the funkier ones come out. I’m going to pay attention around Halloween because how cute would a witch one be.

I read on line that they are coming out with a necklace with a USB key in it. Kind of odd and wonderful.

I was looking everywhere for a USB pen. I know they sell them. I guess I haven’t looked too hard. It might be easier to lose in a pen though. Here use my pen and then you forget to get it back and half your world is gone.

I love lots of information for some reason. Organizing it is even better. For people who know me I’m not talking my home here…ok…. I’m talking information ok. (Inside joke)

I know if someone is young and reading this they are probably rolling their eyes as they were brought up in this fast paced world but I am fascinated with all these little gadgets. I think it’s just really cool that this little thing can carry information around for you. Like a secret little computer of information. So very Dick Tracy.

I know I’m odd. I just see the marketing potential in things. Like Kleenex boxes too. I wish that was my job designing them or I could find a place that would let me make my own. I have so many ideas that would be just so darn cute.

Quote for you:

“Home is where you hang your @.”~Author Unknown

Until we meet again, Sharon

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Pooped and Muffinless.

January 07th, 2009 | Category: Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Hi Everyone. How is 2009 treating you so far? I feel like we are on the verge of something. Not sure what but the energy has this feeling of anticipation around it, doesn’t it?

So like everyone I’m rushing home from work to watch the new Oprah show. I rushed (because I wanted to surprise Bobby before he got home) and shovelled the walk, let the dogs out, sat with the grandcats, replenished everyone, made a cup of jo and sat down to watch. I had a nice muffin for Bobby and I but when I went out to shovel the dogs seem to think I bought the muffins for them. Not sure what goes through their brains sometimes.

Today when I finally sat down to watch Oprah (all pooped out and muffinless) it was kind of at the end and I missed a bit. I did however make it just in time for me to learn something. My dear Oprah started talking about Mattie Stepanek who passed away in 2004, way too soon if you ask me.

I have seen him around but I didn’t know the details.

Oprah had on one of her interviews and I’m like ??? where did he come from and like when is God sending more of those little people down here to help everyone. Spiritual earthlings, Angel Kids on Earth.

When he talked it was like he was talking to my soul. I’ve done readings on kids (well teens with Mom’s consent yes)  that are really advanced and they do the same thing. They touch a place within you that you know is the key to something but you’re not quite sure what’s going on. Almost like Patsy Cline. Her voice goes somewhere and your not sure where.

These little Angel People Kids leave you feeling really stupid too in a good way.

You gotta think when you experience their magic “what could possibly be so bad” that would stop us from moving forward and growing and experiencing the wonderful spiritual beings that we are. Why would silly things stop us from finding the gifts that have been given to us for sharing with others?

We live in such a beautiful place and are so lucky to be here at this time if even just to experience these wonderful Angel people that come into our lives when we need them.

God Bless Everyone and may you find your gift that is yours to give (and as one of my teacher Judith says) “and move forward with Grace and Ease”.

A quote from Mattie for you:

“Remember to Play After Every Storm.” Mattie Stepanek

Until we Meet Again, Sharon

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The Pendulum of Life.

December 26th, 2008 | Category: Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Hello my dear Friends. Welcome to the TPC Blog.

Life is strange sometimes. As bad as it gets is how good as it gets. That pendulum of life can go so far into chaos and then brings us back into the feeling of love and appreciation and gratefulness.  My sister and her husband just experienced this along with our family.

They love to travel and are always all about but on this holiday they had a life altering experience. They went into a bank and when they came out while standing there a car pulled up and they were surrounded by three men. One went to take my sister’s purse and told her husband to empty his pockets. My sister being quite feisty started screaming for someone to come, her husband tried to talk to them. This provoked them to pull out a gun and put it against her husband’s chest. My sister being travel savvy didn’t have her passport or anything major in her purse but they got her camera and all her credit cards. Lots of cash but it was a small price to pay for them to leave them alone untouched. She said it was like in slow motion.

I asked her what did they take and she said “a bit of my soul”. She will never travel again outside Canada and US.

The other side of the pendulum came after. Everyone helped them and were there in an instant. They wanted to come home immediately and as they cancelled their credit cards this young man who they didn’t even know put their home flight on his credit card. All the people in the hotel asked them to stay and enjoy their holiday and they finally agreed and this young man again cancelled with his credit card and when there was a cancellation fee he talked to the placed they booked the flight with and got it taken away. She said every one’s hearts and kindness came out and gave her a glimpse of the other side of life.

When my brother told me what happened I kind of freaked. I couldn’t imagine life without my sister or my brother-in-law. They are two of the most kindest people around. Of course my love for them goes deep and if they passed a piece of me would go with them. Not having children of their own they have become aunt and uncle extraordinaire to my children and they are those kind of people that make you relax in life because you know they will always have your back. No matter what happens they aren’t about to judge but just be there to talk it through and help you through.

I’m not sure what the universe had planned with this one. Maybe it was to appreciate every minute for them and for us and be grateful. I know in all this my prayers have been beefed up for those people I love.

Quote for you:

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” Desmond Tutu

Until we meet again, Sharon


It’s Crazy Out There!

December 19th, 2008 | Category: Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Hi Everyone out there in Blog Land.

I stayed home today from work because I didn’t want to get stuck in the snow and I just popped out to get some groceries and it’s so crazy out there. It’s windy and freezing and the snow is coming from everywhere.

My goodness. Mother nature is having a field day.  I read on line it snowed in Las Vegas too. Can you imagine? What’s up with the Universe?

Totally a day to stay in if you can. Safe and Sound.   If you have a fire place even better my Friends.

Here’s my Quote for You:

“Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, “I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.” Maya Angelou

Be careful out there.

Until we meet again, Sharon

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A Gratitude Board.

December 02nd, 2008 | Category: Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Hi Everyone. Welcome to the TPC Blog.

I was thinking today about vision boards. What do you do when you receive something? I had our second car on our vision board which is actually our fridge (hmmm. that might be the reason the two of us can’t stop eating…I might have to move it), and Bobby got his job he wanted, and on and on and on.

I am totally grateful but I feel somehow ungrateful to just chuck the paper wish come true in the garbage after it came.

It bothered me all day of what to do with them and then I came up with something. A Gratitude Board! Isn’t that a great idea?

I will make another board and put all the things on it that we have received and put it somewhere where we can see it all the time and remember how easy it is to manifest things in our lives and how God is Good.

I really believe I’m onto something here! Hold onto your hats she’s thinking again.

Quote for you:

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.” Anthony Robbins

Until we meet again, Sharon

P.S. If you haven’t looked at my blog entry on Send Out Cards now is the perfect time because it’s just way too much fun especially for Christmas Cards.

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What was I thinking?

November 20th, 2008 | Category: Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Hello my Friends. I’m back! How are all my Friends out there in Blog Land?

As you all know I quit my mundane job a while ago and I have been doing a few contracts along the way.

I totally realized that being in that full time job which I really didn’t like at all was so damaging for me. I’m not saying its not for everyone there but for me it drained the life out of me.

I just feel alive again in the work department.

Oh I know it wasn’t a mistake being there as I met many a friend and did learn lots. I probably wasn’t meant to be there for 5 years though.

My present contract is just too much fun. I love going there. Now that’s a new thought eh? Love going to work but I do. The work is the same as it is what I do always but the people are so wonderful and the place of work is just so respectful.

I won’t get into any of the previous work as it would be unethical but there are a few things that I find just hilarious in this job because of the last job. The one thing I will say is the last job was very “army” like.

Here we go, without experiencing the other I:

(i) would never have enjoyed the smells at my office. All the different perfumes and smells of aftershave and just plain people smells. No one sniffing you to see if you have perfume on. It’s delightful!

(ii) I would never have been so excited about sitting near the cafeteria. It’s so much fun to see people walking around with food. Where they have me, in a large office with several people, it smells all the time of food. Syrup in the morning, spices at lunch. People come in and have their lunch at their desk. It’s just so warm and home like. I’ve even heard people say “Ok, I’ll get back to you once I have had my breakfast”. Can you imagine? On work time. It’s just so much fun to watch and listen. It’s like a lovely dance, people shaking their cereal bowls and such.

(ii) I would never have appreciated the feeling I get when my boss actually leaves me alone to do my job and thanks me on my progress. It gives me back my self esteem and I’m not living in fear that I will make a mistake. I like working there and work much harder then I ever did at the last place. Remember same work….different place. (My boss actually cracked up when I said who is going to check something I did. She’s like What?) It’s a great feeling to have pride in my work again.

Everyone works really hard and they don’t spend their whole day complaining about how crappy it is to work there. I haven’t heard one complaint yet. The work gets done and the business is truly successful even in this economy.

The funny part too is that Bobby started a new job too. Bobby worked for welding companies and that is a “guy” job where its a bit rough and such. His new job is governmental and he is very very happy. The first day the boss said “thank you all for arriving on time”. Bobby said to me? It was the strangest thing to hear. Aren’t we supposed to do that?

So why I’m telling you all this nonsense is because if you are in a job that you don’t like and you go there every day dreading it, you need to change it. If there’s no way out (bills, kids, etc) then make small changes within yourself so that you no longer resonate with this dreadful job. Add something to your vision board of the perfect job that you want to do. Maybe you play piano and it is your life’s dream to be a piano teacher but you need the money at this dreadful job. That’s ok. Put that on your board. You never know what life has in store for you. Maybe its only a gentle change you have to make to make all your dreams come true. Hey it doesn’t even have to be your dream job but when you are slugging it out 9-5 you might as well be happy.

I have to tell you since I’ve been out of that environment I’m thinking to myself “What was I thinking?” I can’t believe I lasted so long. I never want to experience that again. I’ll follow the universe’s nugings all the way this time.

Quote for you:

“Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.” Henri Frederic Amiel

Until we meet again, Sharon


Forever Grateful.

November 11th, 2008 | Category: Gems Along the Way,Musings by Sharon,Ponderings

Welcome to the TBC Blog this Remembrance Day.

I always find November 11th such a powerful day and reflect throughout the day things I am grateful for and send out lots of prayers and blessings to our soldiers and their families. I pray for Peace God Willing.

My Friend, Cynthia, wrote a great blog for Remembrance Day. See it here.

A writer Friend of mine, Angela, is the TBC Bloggee today and wrote the following:

“364 days, 23 hours and 59 minutes of each year we hope for life’s little luxuries…and we are asked to only give 1 minute of our time back in remembrance.  That seems like a small price to pay?!?! Only 1 minute of 1 day out of 1 whole year; while members of our armed forces risk lifetime after lifetime to fight the battles of our world.  Today, serves as a reminder to remember the lives lost, the freedoms gained and the memories we have in honour of our Veterans and Soldiers.

Remembrance Day also reminds me of something very profound and something that is often taken for granted; how little is expected of the general population when it comes to our Country’s protection. We all go on living day by day complaining about the weather or our TV show being a rerun, when at the same time as we lay our heads to rest, another head ponders what tomorrow will bring at war, or whether their spouse will ever return or whether their son is sleeping safely tonight.  This year, I will be sure to reflect and appreciate more frequently because that is honestly the least I could do. Take today to be mindful for what you have and what you have lost.  I think of my family in the armed forces and their “family away from home” with whom they live and fight each day. I appreciate and am humbled by their dedication and devotion.

Thank you for life as I know it, I try not to take my gift for granted.”

Our quote today comes from Bobby who shares his favorite bible passage for Remembrance Day.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:13

Until we Meet Again, Sharon.

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