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You can learn to 'speak from the heart' by imagining a small mouth
installed in your very own heart. When a challenging situation arises,
consciously focus your mind down to that little mouth. Then, put
your trust in the Great Spirit, release your 'Little Picture' fears
and simply speak whatever words come out ... for they are
the words which, from a higher perspective, need to be spoken and
heard in that specific instance.
~ Chelle Thompson, Editor
... to discover that it takes
just a little to
make a BIG difference in the world!
From the Inside Out
FOLLOW YOUR SPIRIT ... WITHOUT HESITATION
you ever have things you know about people? Do you ever think to
yourself, I really love that person and then
tell them how much you love them?
you leave out the realization you had that they NEEDED to hear it?
are thoughts behind thoughts behind thoughts, yet theres a
place where we only speak whats in the forefront. We do not
speak whats further back and whats even further back
than that. People
long so much for intimacy and truth, but theyre only willing
to go to a certain level in sharing their own thoughts.
theres the other version, where we have something to say thats
not so loving and beautiful; and we hold it in and we lie. And
you know what? This is a very telepathic world they know
were lying! They may not want to hear what we have to say,
so theyll let it go; its an 'Agreement to Collude' around
the Lie. I know you lied to me but Im going to let
it go because I dont want to hear what you were going to say.
you ever heard people speaking and you feel the flow of higher truth
moving through them and, all of a sudden, there is sort of a pause
and you hear words fill in the next gap and you realize that the
energys changed somehow? That
is where the personality or mental body came in to make sure they
were getting it right and that no one listening thought they were
many of us spend a good portion of our life trying to
understand other people and be understood by them?
life be like if we gave up the need
to understand and the need to be understood?
gift that life offers every being that exists is a unique perception
of All That Is. No one will, nor can, know life in the same
way we know it. No one will ever have the same way of seeing things,
the same way of knowing things, the same way of hearing things ...
Imagine how it would be if we didnt have to stand guard, editing
at the doorway of our mind, saying, Oops, thats a
good thought! OOPS, thats a bad thought! There
are all kinds of places where we rob ourselves of our own divine
force; it is then that speaking from the heart becomes squelched
by reason. Just because something occurs to us doesn't mean that
we're going to manifest it into form or that we'll even be drawn
to say it.
because we say something doesnt mean its right and other
people have to change their lives around it. So plucking out the
idea that we have to be right, also plucks out the manipulative
tendencies and lets us drop the burden of significance!
following our spirits without hesitation things occur to us and
we say them.
That sparks, or doesnt spark, insights. If we feel inspired
to say something to someone
that makes no sense from our perspective, we still say it. Sense
cannot see the Big Picture and do not have the power
control to know what will unfold in the vastness of the Universe.
can even prepare all the people in your life and say, Look,
Im going to be doing this new thing. Im going to be
practicing following my spirit without hesitation, it might inconvenience
you in some way. So ahead of time, I apologize for any inconveniences.
Just know that Im doing this spiritual discipline.
That will make your emotional body feel a little better.
When you follow your spirit without hesitation, a lot of your ecstasy
and fulfillment comes from hindsight. You look back and say, WOW!
Can you believe that? This, this, this, this and it all came
together and it was this? WOW! Am I glad I followed my spirit!
But in terms of foresight in following spirit, it's not likely.
be given visions which may or may not manifest. They may be given
to you simply to give you the illusion that you have some sense
of direction because you still seek that. Spirit may actually blatantly
misdirect you to stimulate certain insights. You can tell how much
you resist your fear by how much you wish to be in control in your
for control is directly related to the amount of fear
that we make important in our life. The less fear that we make important,
the less we have any desire to be in control.
have emotion so what? Emotions are emotions. Follow your
spirit without hesitation and then deal with whatever that brings
up for you. But the first order of business is to follow your spirit
without hesitation. The second order of business is to deal with
the fear. Most people put it the other way around. If I
can handle this fear Ill follow my spirit.
follow your spirit and eventually the fear will stop tagging along.
You will have such a deep experience of faith in universal principles
after following your spirit for awhile that the fears will just
go away. But you arent going to get it first. You arent
going to get that faith first. That faith comes after youve
been doing it for awhile. It comes from the experience of it working.
The fulfillment of expressing whatever it is that our spirit wishes
to express in every moment, the feeling of that energy moving through
us, the vitality of that, is life! It doesnt matter whether
we understand or whether we are understood. We are in our natural
state when we are following our spirit without hesitation.
follow our spirit without hesitation is very simply to choose life
over death. Our spirit is the source of our life. Hesitation is
death. Editing is death. Lying is death.
Anonymous (Yet, this is some of the most important information
for improving your life that you'll ever read.)
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A MORE HEALTHY YOU
eating and exercise habits can seem so daunting, it's no wonder
that some of us never get very far. What's the best way to begin?
The surest way to success is to make small, gentle changes.
Think in terms of manageable baby steps, like swapping the cream
in your morning coffee for nonfat creamer. There are lots of little
changes you can make in your diet and your daily routine
that will add up to better health over the long haul.
a look at the 25 tips below and start by picking just FIVE
changes that you're sure you can tackle and put them into practice
this week. Then try another five next week.
wait to put your plan into action. Try some of these tips this very
day. Not every idea is right for everyone, so experiment and see
what works for you. Lots of little changes can yield a healthier
Good things come in small packages. Here's a trick for staying
satisfied without consuming large portions: Chop high-calorie foods
like cheese and chocolate into smaller pieces. It will seem like
you're getting more than you actually are.
2. Don't give up dips. If you love creamy dips and sauces,
don't cut them out of your diet completely. Just use low-fat sour
cream and mayo instead of the full-fat stuff.
3. Get water-wise. Make a habit of reaching for a glass of
water instead of a high-calorie snack. It will help your overall
health as well as your waistline. Add some zest with a twist of
lemon or lime.
4. Herb it up. Stock up your spice rack, and start growing
a small herb garden in your kitchen window. Spices and herbs add
fantastic flavor to foods without adding fat or calories. Many herbs
such as kola nut, ginseng, astralgulus and licorice root can help
you lose weight. Peppermint tea aids digestion and green tea is
excellent for rejuvenation. Ginger, cayenne pepper and mustard increases
metabolism; cinnamon, bay leaf and clove control blood sugar levels
and diminish cravings
5. Slim down your soup. Make a big batch of soup and refrigerate
it before you eat it. As it cools, the fat will rise to the top.
Skim it off the surface for reduced fat content.
6. Doggie-bag that dinner. At restaurants, ask the server
to put half your entrée in a doggie bag before bringing it
to your table. Putting the food away before you start your meal
will help you practice portion control.
7. Listen to your cravings. If you're craving something sweet,
eat something sweet just opt for a healthier nosh, like fruit,
instead of a high-calorie one. The same goes for crunchy cravings
for example, try air-popped popcorn with brewer's yeast or
a butter-flavored sodium-free salt like AlsoSalt, instead of high-fat
tortilla chips. It's just smart substitution!
8. Ease your way into produce. If you're new to eating lots
of fruits and veggies, start slowly. Just add them to the foods
you already enjoy. Pile veggies on top of your sandwiches, or add
fruit to your cereal.
9. Look for high-fat hints. Want an easy way to identify
high-calorie entrees? Keep an eye out for these words: au gratin,
parmigiana, tempura, alfredo, creamy and carbonara, and enjoy them
10. Don't multitask while you eat. If you're working, reading
or watching TV while you eat, you won't be paying attention to what's
going into your mouth and you won't be enjoying every bite.
Every time you sit down for a meal, sit down. Chew slowly and pay
attention to flavors and textures. You'll enjoy your food more and
11. Taste something new. Broaden your food repertoire
you may find you like more healthy foods than you knew. Try a new
fruit or vegetable (ever had jicama, plantain, bok choy, starfruit
12. Leave something on your plate at every meal. One bite
of bagel, half your sandwich, the bun from your burger. See if you
feel satisfied eating just a bit less.
13. Get to know your portion sizes. It's easy to underestimate
how much you're eating. Don't just estimate things make sure.
Ask how much is in a serving, read the fine print on labels, measure
your food. And learn portion equivalents: One serving of pasta,
for instance, should be around the size of a tennis ball.
14. Make a healthy substitution. Learn to swap healthier
foods for their less-healthful counterparts. Find a substitution
that works for you: Use skim milk instead of whole milk; make up
a batch of brownie mix with applesauce instead of oil; try a whole-grain
bread instead of white.
15. Bring lunch to work. Packing lunch will help you control
your portion sizes. It also provides a good alternative to restaurants
and fast-food joints, where making healthy choices every day can
be challenging (not to mention expensive).
16. Have some dessert. You don't have to deny yourself all
the time. Have a treat that brings you pleasure, but this time enjoy
it guilt-free be sure you're practicing portion control,
and compensate for your indulgence by exercising a little more or
by skipping your afternoon snack.
17. Ask for what you need. Tell your mother-in-law you don't
want seconds. Ask your sweetie to stop bringing you chocolates.
Speak up for the salad bar when your coworkers are picking a restaurant
for lunch. Whatever you need to do to succeed at weight loss, ask
for it. Make yourself a priority and assert yourself.
Shop 'til you drop ... pounds. Add a workout to your shopping
sessions by parking your car as far from the store as possible,
to get more walking in. And try walking up the escalator
getting to your destination faster will be an added bonus.
19. Walk an extra 100 steps at work. Adding even a little
extra exercise to your daily routine can boost your weight loss.
Today, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or stroll down the
hall to talk to a co-worker instead of sending an e-mail or calling.
Make the most of your walks. If your walking routine
has become too easy, increase your effort by finding inclines or
hills. Just be sure to tackle them at the beginning of your walk,
when you have energy to spare.
21. Simon says ... get fit. Here's an easy way to fit in
exercise with your kids: Buy a set of one-pound weights and play
a round of Simon Says you do it with the weights, they do
it without. They'll love it!
22. Improve your treadmill technique. When walking
on a treadmill, don't grip the rails. It's fine to touch them for
balance, but you shouldn't have to hold on. If you do, that might
be a signal you should lower the intensity level.
Brush your teeth after every meal and snack. This will be a
signal to your mouth and your mind that it's time
to stop eating. Brushing will also give your mouth a nice fresh
taste that you'll be disinclined to ruin with a random potato chip.
At work, keep a toothbrush with a cover and toothpaste in your desk
24. Take your measurements. You might not like your stats
now, but you'll be glad you wrote them down when you see how many
inches you lose. It's also another way to measure your success,
instead of just looking at the scale. Sometimes even when the
numbers on the scale aren't going down, the measurements on your
25. Use Visualization. This will keep you on track and is
a major key to weight loss. It can help reduce stress, keep you
motivated and help to stop and curb overeating.
IMPORTANT TIP Change Your Words & Thoughts
Patricia Crane, Ph.D. of www.HeartInspired.com
writes, "Remember, your subconscious mind is continually responding
to what you think and say. So if you say, 'It's so hard'
or 'I can't do it,' your subconscious responds with a YES
and you end up sabotaging yourself. Instead, change the negative
thoughts to ones like, 'I am empowering myself for my well-being.
It feels great. I easily find whatever resources I need to help
me continue with my positive changes.' You can find Patricia's
Conscious Approach to Weight Loss at www.ChangeInsideOut.com
Le marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen
famous flea market in Paris is called "Le marché
aux puces de Saint-Ouen". It was inaugurated in 1885
and extends over six hectares. This vast sprawling market of new
and second-hand goods (operating from dawn on Saturdays to sunset
on Mondays) teems with antiques hunters, tourists and the curious
of all kinds who come to unearth the most unusual objects. Known
all over the world, this longstanding market has over 2000 stalls,
boasts 150,000 visitors a week and offers a unique immersion in
the crowds! It is made up of a dozen individual markets selling
products with their own distinct style and prices, and consists
only of professionals who rent their spot for a minimum term of
three years. In the fifties and sixties, the Puces de Saint-Ouen
had a reputation as a place where you could buy nice and old furniture
at very cheap prices. This is not the case anymore, but it is
still a very interesting place to visit. The choice is large and
the prices are moderate to high. In 2001 the flea market was categorised
as part of France's national heritage.
history of the flea market dates back over two centuries, when
rag and bone men scoured through the garbage of Paris at night
to find valuable junk to sell on. They were called crocheteurs
or pickers. The romantic term was pêcheurs
de lune or fishermen for the moon. The rag and bone
men gathered outside the walls of Paris at the Porte de Clignancourt
and set up temporary stalls where they hawked their wares. Eventually,
they formed groups of stalls to attract more customers. The more
enterprising traders began to trade up in terms of
goods and eventually it became popular for Parisian collectors
and antique dealers to shop there for bargains. In 1885, authorities
in the town of Saint Ouen made a significant move to pave the
streets and clean up the area, marking the official starting year
of Les Puces. To get Les Puces take the metro to Porte
de Clignancourt on Line 4 and follow the crowds towards the
large concrete overpass. Rue des Rosiers is the main street
which you walk down in order to go into the separate markets to
explore all the little antique and vintage stores. There's everything
from antique furniture and art, to vintage clothes, accessories,
linens, old postcards and stamps, even a vintage keychain store.
LaFarge asserts that the term FLEA MARKET is a literal
translation of the French marche aux puces, an outdoor
in Paris, France, named after those pesky little parasites that
infested the upholstery of old furniture brought out for sale.
Another theory has it that flea markets began in Paris when
sanitation laws prevented vendors from selling items
likely to contain vermin within city limits.
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COMPUTER TIPS & 'TOONS
If your mouse happens to stop working for a day or
two, you'd have a lot of difficulty trying to get work
done on your computer. You would have to spend most of
your time working with your keyboard, trying to recollect
all the shortcut keys and the combination keys to use
and all of this would have to be done from your memory.
How about something a bit better??
FOR THE NEW YEAR
SHORT SLEEVES - A Book for Friends
Live an Ordinary Life in a Non-Ordinary Way
in bookstores and online:
A strap which attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead
your person where you want him/her to go.
BED: any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread
in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living
Is what you do when your persons have food and you don't. To
do this properly you must sit as close as you can and look sad
and let the drool fall to the floor, or better yet, on their
A social custom to use when you greet other dogs. Place your
nose as close as you can to the other dog's rear end and inhale
deeply, repeat several times, or until your person makes you
CAN: A container which your neighbors put out once a week
to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and
try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you
are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to
consume and moldy crusts of bread.
Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control
body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind
a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few
yards; the person then swerves and falls into the bushes, and
you prance away.
This is a malady which affects dogs when their person want them
in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly
at the person, then running in the opposite direction, or lying
This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans
remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary
to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting,
rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.
This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy
wrapper. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew
the papers all over the house until your person comes home
Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite
to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers
This is a process by which the humans drench the floor, walls
and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.
Every good dog's response to the command "sit !",
especially if your person is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly
effective before black-tie events.
The best way to get your human's attention when they are drinking
a fresh cup of coffee or tea.
BUMP: A maneuver to use as a last resort when the Regular
Bump doesn't get the attention you require ... especially effective
when combined with The Sniff. See above.
Is a feeling of intense affection, given freely and without
restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your
tail. If you're lucky, a human will love you in return.
of the family dog Bobby having fun at the park, contributed
by Hilda who lives in Auburndale, Florida
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