"You Have It Within YOU"
"Man cannot discover new oceans
he has the courage to lose sight of the
~Andre Gide, French
Today's Tune (on/off):
"If You Ask Me To"
From the Inside Out...
Ask ... and
Door Will Open
Yes You Can!...
Ahead of 8-Ball
Untangling the Web...
What a Site!
Look at That!...
The Sacred Spiral
BE the World
You Want to See!
Sometimes risk taking may involve the most simple
of acts. Yet we often whip up a bag full of excuses to avoid
taking action. For goodness sake (literally), let's step
beyond our security bubbles and start reaching out to those
who cross our path.
~ Chelle ~
From the Inside Out
ASK ... AND THE DOOR WILL OPEN
Stephanie Slater was in graduate school when her mother passed
away. "Mom had always pushed her children toward higher education,"
Stephanie says. Stephanie's mom was an assertive person too, who
hated to stand by and do nothing, when a response was indicated.
At least people could try, she felt. "Would it kill you to
ASK?" she had told Stephanie more than once most recently
when Stephanie hesitated to apply for college financial aid in the
belief that she would be turned down. She had taken her mother's
advice and received a student loan. Now, despite being devastated
over the loss, Stephanie decided to continue her courses. It was
what her mom would have wanted her to do.
evening a few weeks after the funeral, Stephanie was
from a study group meeting in Tampa. It hadn't gone well.
participant hadn't attended, and Stephanie was upset about
fact, she was uncharacteristically irritated over a lot of
lately. Her father had just had a stroke, she was carrying
load of work and school, "even the fact that it was
dark bothered me," she says. "I continued to
stew as I
sat at a red light at a busy intersection." Then
a little boy walked in front of her headlights.
Stephanie was startled. "He was so out of place, and too
young to be alone-probably only seven or eight years old,"
she says. "It was dark, and there were no sidewalks on the
side of this road." The child looked dirty and bedraggled too,
as he continued past her. What was he doing here? She should get
involved, but ... what if her intention was misjudged? Or what if
she called to him, and he responded rudely? After the day's hassle,
she was just not in the mood. Then Stephanie heard a strong inner voice: "Well, would it
KILL you to ASK?" It was her mother! Stephanie recognized not
only the phrase but the attitude why stand by if something
could be done? Immediately, Stephanie rolled down her window and
called to the child. "Honey, are you lost?" Another few
feet and he would have been gone. But now he stopped, and looked
towards her car. "Yes," he said, his lower lip trembling.
The light changed. "Stay where you are!"
around the corner up to the boy, reached out of the window
him her cell phone. He was obviously scared, but he
punched in some
numbers. As Stephanie watched him, she had a sense of
peace and power. This was how the situation was supposed
out, wasn't it? Her daily cares somehow floated away. Now
heard the joyful shriek of a woman on the other end of the
The boy handed it to her. "I'm so glad you found
the woman was crying and laughing at the same time.
have been looking for him for four hours!"
Stephanie and the mom agreed to meet at a nearby video store,
and Michael took the phone again to receive permission to get in
the car. He had wandered five miles from home, Stephanie discovered
as they drove and talked. And he was twelve, far older than she
had thought. "What happened?" she asked. "Did
you just walk too far? Michael paused. "I have Tourette's Syndrome," he told
her. "Sometimes I stutter. My friends were playing and they
started making fun of me, so I got mad, and started walking. All
of a sudden, I didn't know where I was." Stephanie thought
her heart would break. Who would make fun of such a precious little
Just a few moments after they reached the store, Michael's
arrived. She wept and hugged him, and hugged Stephanie
terrified she must have been, Stephanie thought, as she
put herself in the woman's place. And now, how joyous! It
to the inexplicable serenity she had been experiencing
she met Michael. Then he turned to her. "Are you an
he asked. "No, Michael," Stephanie answered, her
filling with tears. "But I think an angel put you in
Stephanie is more open to situations now. She often finds
asking, "Was I put here to help in some way?"
also learned that in the midst of grief, there can be joy.
think this event was my mother's way of relieving my
letting me know that she's still watching over me,"
"That's my message to others who have lost a loved
truth is, they never really leave you."
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Yes You Can!
reason man may become the master of his own destiny is
he has the power to influence his own subconscious
statement by Napoleon Hill is probably one of the most
inspirations you will ever read. It says that each one of
the power to create our own reality because we can control
and beliefs. By influencing our subconscious minds, we can
The difficulty most people have is in HOW TO control their
and beliefs to influence their subconscious minds. There
techniques available, and through reading motivational
you can find what works for you. One technique you can try
I call trick your brain or trick your
You know that your subconscious mind will believe anything
right or wrong that your conscious mind convinces
it to believe.
So, you can make an effort to achieve a goal by using
the present tense (in other words, talk as if you already
example, if you weigh 150 lbs and you want to weigh 120
could say to yourself, over and over again, I weigh
The problem with this technique, however, is that your
mind is not stupid. It knows you dont weigh 120 lbs,
you make that statement, your brain says, yeah,
and rejects it as a deception.
your subconscious mind cannot easily accept what you
tell it, the creation of a belief will be more difficult.
have to find a way to trick your brain into
the goal, and the trick is in the wording.
First, establish the reason for the desire (why do you
want to weigh
120 lbs?). If the reason is not important enough to YOU,
be difficult to create a compelling belief that will help
the goal. Once youve established the reason (I feel
when I weigh 120 lbs), you can develop phrases that are
to your subconscious mind.
what you could say to yourself, over and over again,
feel great at my ideal weight of 120 lbs. Well your
cant argue with that! I only eat the kinds of
will maintain my ideal weight. Hmmm, now your brain
thinking about what kinds of foods to pick out at the
Before you know it, your brain is convinced that your
is 120 lbs and you will automatically only buy and eat
maintain your ideal weight. A belief has been created
subconscious mind could easily accept what your conscious
can use this technique in all areas of your life to trick
into believing that something is true. When the brain buys
it, belief gets created.
~Anita Foley of Wealth-Happens.com
Kashmiri vegetable sellers gather at a floating
market on Dal Lake in Srinagar, summer capital of Kashmir state,
India. Srinagar is a unique city because of its lakes which are
filled with house boats, villages, narrow water canals, lotus and
vegetable gardens and houses and shops. A ride on the graceful Shikara
long boats is one of the most soothing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir.
It can be an hour-long ride to see the sights of the Dal. Then embark
upon an exotic shopping expedition by Shikara to visit handicraft
shops within the periphery of the lake or take a whole day trip
to visit important landmarks throughout the city.
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STAY AHEAD OF 8-BALL IN
Make chow time more pleasant. Feed adult dogs twice a day
a single meal and to lessen the chance that deep-chested
develop bloat or stomach torsion. Set a relaxed feeding
so that your dog knows a meal is coming but does not
become a pest
as the clock strikes the usual time. Teach your dog to sit
you place the food bowl on the floor. If he's sitting, he
be jumping at the bowl, spilling food all over the
Nine Lives? Not For Smokers!
Here's another good reason not to smoke. And this time
a reason that you have never thought of smoking may
the lives of your pets! According to a study published in
2002 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology,
that have lived with a smoker are 2.4 times more likely to
malignant lymphoma cancer than cats who have never lived
smoker. The researchers determined this statistic after
tobacco use in the homes of 80 cats that developed
lymphoma as compared
to tobacco use in the homes of 114 cats that did not
disease. They found that the more smoke the cats were
the higher their risk of developing malignant lymphoma.
no better time than the present to quit smoking. Talk to
about ways to help you quit.
Glucosamine And Canine Arthritis
Glucosamine is regularly used by humans to address damaged joint
cartilage and improve joint flexibility. Older dogs may also benefit
from glucosamine supplements, especially if they suffer from arthritis.
Pet stores carry glucosamine supplements specially formulated for
dogs. If you choose to try these supplements, consult your veterinarian
first for proper supplement type and dosage. The supplements are
well tolerated and it may take four to six weeks before you notice
any effect. Find out how to deal with this common ailment at www.Dogs-With-Arthritis.com.
Did you know that catnip is an effective insect repellent?
to Iowa State University scientists, two entomologists are
a patent for nepetalactone, an oil in catnip, to use it as
repellent against such pests as mosquitoes and
oil, which gives catnip its odor, was found to be 10 times
effective than DEET.
How Old Is Your Dog?
Ask a dog owner how old his or her dog is and the answer
"four years, that's equal to 28 human years."
calculation is seven human years for each dog year. If
two years, here's a more accurate formula: For a small
is the equivalent of 24 years in a person. Add four for
your dog is older than two. So if your little dog is
old, he's 24+4+4+4 or 36 in human years. For a large dog,
with 19 and add seven for every year after. A large
big dog is 19+7+7+7 or 40 human years old.
Laughing It Off
"LISTEN UP, GUYS ...
I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS"
you snap your fingers, does the sound occur when your
finger releases from your thumb, or when your middle
hits the palm of your hand?
Why is it called a "drive through" if you have
Can't anybody who has a job go in the "employees
doors at restaurants? Shouldnt they be more specific
"employees of this place only"?
Why are things typed up but written down?
Why is stealing from one book is plagiarism,
but stealing from many is research?
If somebody vanished without a trace,
do people know they are missing?
How come we choose from just two people for
and fifty for Miss America?
Is it possible to scream at the bottom of your lungs?
When you put 'THE' and 'IRS' together, it forms
Coincidence? I think not?
Is there anything easier done than said?
Isn't it ominous to put your tax returns in the mail
and put up the little red flag?
Do sheep get static cling when they rub against one
Why would superman want to leap over
tall buildings in a single bound if he can fly?
Do dumped farmers get John Deere letters?
If one man says, "it was an uphill battle,"
"it went downhill from there," how could they
Noah keep his bees in archives?
a water spins clockwise when it drains in the northern
and water spins counterclockwise when it drains in the
hemisphere...which way does it spin at the
it's zero degrees outside today and it's supposed to be
as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to
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educate coffee drinkers and food service professionals. Read
the Interpreting Reviews section which explains how to read
their ratings and reviews and why one should not simply shop by
If you have tried without success to create a Desktop Background
with your favorite photo, then your Scanner software may be defaulting
the file type to an incompatible format. Scan in the picture,
then, instead of just saving the file, perform a "Save
As" and change the format to BMP. Now, you can
use this file type as your background. Check your Scanner's manual
of changing the file type.
Look at THAT!
Phoenix, a baby elephant orphaned by
poachers, plays with her keeper at the Munda
Wanga Wildlife Sanctuary near Lusaka, Zambia. Phoenix has two wildlife
attendants who keep her company around the clock. Phoenix survived
because the David Shepherd Conservation Foundation (www.DavidShepherd.org) stepped forward and generously
adopted her. She is part of Munda Wangas Stepping Stone
Project, and is a vital educational tool. Her presence at
the sanctuary has helped teach people about the many benefits of
environmental conservation. ~MSNBC
|Joyful Lifestyles: Weekly Insights
doubt you've noticed the spiral in our logo, at the top of
week's e-zine. It occurred to me that you might like to
we chose this particular symbol.
The spiral is often used as a metaphor for "Spirit
into the physical, and attempting to perfect itself to the
It is also known to signify "birth" ... as
as "life's journey." In the case of Inspiration
the sacred spiral represents PERSONAL GROWTH.
The ancients say that without full memory of the whole
the Universe, we start off our young lives in an erratic
identifying ourselves as purely physical beings that are
and mortal. As we gain experience and wisdom, we begin to
our spirit, and evolve into the process of identifying
with our "greater selves."
As we grow into a closer relationship with the Ideal, we
sense an increase in energy and revitalization. This
easily by clearing the mind, emotions and desires to
mind/body to become the best possible
"receiver". It is
then that the limited beliefs of the physical being can be
and realization of the unlimited potential available
within us can
be embraced fully.
Information continually moves through time and space in
form. It always has the form of a spiral. The genetic
example, is stored in the double-helix spiral in the same
information in the two scrolls of The Torah, the sacred
Judaism, is stored. We record data on a computer disc in a
form, an we do the same on a video tape. The entire
an information-seeking and information-giving system (also
Throughout history ancient Egypt to Einstein
has sought the peace of Nature. This is the spiral of
and growth. It emanates Nature's own frequency, from
ram's horns, from seashells to sunflowers.
The spiral is a template for growth; the mathematical
evolution. It resonates growth and evolution motion
while at the same time reflecting an ordered calm.
spiral indicates the unfolding of new life. It represents
and hope for the future.
spiral conveys the intent of Inspiration Line.
~ Chelle Thompson ~
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