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greatest danger for most of us is not
that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it."
Architect and Poet
"More than a Miracle"
From the Inside Out...
The Miracle You Are
Anita's Animal Shelter
What a Site!
BE the World
You Want to See!
believe that every one of
us come into this lifetime facing many roadblocks
to our Expanded Selves ...
Ironically, this can be the very thing that empowers us
to 'unveil our hearts and wipe the sleep from our eyes.'
From the Inside Out
THE MIRACLE YOU ARE ...
Thoughts are powerful and create our day to day reality. With the
pressures of modern life, it is easy to get into a negative way
of thinking from the moment we wake up. However, we can change our
thoughts and become stronger in our mind and the world around us.
all have an internalized parent and child within us, if we listen
to our inner conversations enough, we will discern gradually one
voice is a parent, with all its mood swings, the other voice is
our inner child with all its mood swings. Now if your outer parents
were negative to your child, you in turn may do the same to your
inner child as you grow in age. We can be 50 years old and yet feel
emotionally about 8 years old and respond in that manner, especially
when our needs for being loved and nurtured are not being met.
memories from an unloved childhood will resurface when we enter
a serious relationship and more so when we become a real parent.
If it is true that our self-image is created by the way adults treated
us in our early years, our children can then trigger our own childhood
memories, often with a negative consequence. The screams of a baby
can panic a young mother into complete confusion; the cry of her
own inner baby or child is screaming back. If we learned that nobody
was there for us emotionally when we were young, it is extremely
hard for us to be there for our own children, as a positive encouraging
and motivating parent.
social and creative needs in our life can generate such an emotional
void to produce an adult child that is unable to communicate fun,
love and energy due to a childhood of being overly criticized.
many adults who have an inner child that continually criticizes
itself, it is like feeling a foreign being inside of you which nobody
understands including you, the lost lonely child that
nobody loved, including your inner scolding parent. Often in therapy
I witness a grown person still carrying a highly critical parent
and/or frightened rebellious child. The venom and rage from the
child that was never heard and the internalized parent that never
stops blaming can do enormous damage to a person wanting to take
steps towards loving him or herself.
help change this, I create a safe environment where, hopefully,
the child can feel believed, understood and given some basic listening
with unconditional love. I also encourage the person to read books
Self Parenting Program by John K. Pollard III. This
one book has the most simple, yet deeply healing, exercises in which
your inner parent allows your inner child to express its thoughts
and feelings in a daily structured way.
using John Pollard's self-parenting methods, your inner parent can
learn to positively love, support and genuinely nurture your inner
child. Both inner child and parent can become ALLIES using talents
and skills together. It's like the right and left brain come together
and you rewire them. Our genius "wonder child" can safely
appear, grow and thrive, without being scolded!
returning to loving our miraculous self, we can see beyond the pain
of our past, to overcome our addictions to limiting beliefs and
old thoughts. We can learn to let these go without guilt and have
our own personal relationship with healing, loving thoughts.
loving yourself as a MIRACLE can help heal and send love into the
minds and souls of all who live on this planet. All humanity is
crying out to be loved.
"Soul Talk Book #1: The Miracle You Are"
King, Counselor and Author
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SAVE PETS FROM FIREWORKS
On 13 January 2000, we adopted our little Roggi a beautiful
8 month old Tan Terrier, from the Lost Dogs' Home in Melbourne,
do not know whether he was one of the many dogs that had been scared
by the New Year's Eve fireworks and had run away from their homes,
ending up at the Lost Dogs' Home.
do know, however, that we cannot risk losing our little Roggi, so
he comes out with us on New Year's Eve, last year and this year,
to visit my Mum.
we take Roggi home before midnight. When he hears the fireworks
and starts to pace and look frightened, we just give him a big hug
and he knows that all is OK and he is no longer afraid.
Happy Playing Ball
more people spent time with their pets on New Year's Eve (and other
celebrations like the upcoming "Fourth of July" in America)
and provided care and a hug for them when the fireworks started,
then maybe we would have a lot less scared animals, less injured
pets and the animal shelters would not be inundated with these poor
animal shelters do a great job and deserve a well earned break and
all the support they can get. Give your pets love and be with them
on New Year's Eve, as well as any events around the world that use
fireworks, rockets, firecrackers, etc. ... then they will
not run away.
Gardendale, Victoria, Australia
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Australia, is a stylish, cosmopolitan
city of wide, tree-lined boulevards, winding colonial laneways and
beautiful parklands. Nearby you'll find Phillip Island, with its
enchanting "fairy penguins". Each night, just after dusk,
hundreds of the worlds smallest breed of penguin spontaneously
come ashore and waddle up the beach to their burrows. Photography
is very difficult as flashes are strictly prohibited, so this photo
is from the Visitors Centre. While on the island, be sure to meet
koalas in their natural environment at the Koala Conservation Centre
and visit the Seal Rocks Sea Life Centre.
Strehlow (age 63) has used all of her savings to help support her
shelter, Anita's Animals at Lake Chapala, Mexico. She spends anywhere
from 12-14 hours a day working with the animals, deriving great
satisfaction knowing she is helping to save animals in Mexico. In
the last 5 years she has never had a day off, nor even a vacation.
This shelter needs help, as it tries to care for approximately 60
dogs and 100 cats. The money she earns doing translations doesn't
go far enough to care for all the strays and abused animals. Read
the uplifting story of this amazing woman at.
SUPPRESS APPETITE NATURALLY
How the brain controls appetite is still a mystery and until that
mystery is solved many theories are being tested to control appetite.
It seems that appetite regulation is the result of a complex mix
of compounds produced by the body. In 1994 scientists discovered
a so-called appetite-control hormone called leptin. Neurochemicals
called neuropeptide Y and melanocortin-4 receptor are
also believed to be appetite-controlling compounds, and factors
such as seratonin levels are thought to play a role.
an attempt to utilize these compounds, many diet drugs were developed
some more effective than others, and some safer than others;
however, the best method for appetite control is a natural one.
should address true hunger not by masking it with appetite suppressants
but by satiating it with the most satisfying, least caloric food
possible. Interestingly, it was discovered through research that
the foods people felt best satisfied their hunger were those with
the most volume or bulk.
it seems that the best way to control your appetite is with a food
that is high in bulk and low in calories. For example, eat a large
salad and drink a glass of water before your main meal. This will
do the job better than bread as is so often offered right
away at a restaurant.
at the University of Sydney developed a "satiety index"
by cataloging foods based on how full volunteers felt after eating
a controlled number of calories of each. A report published in the
newsletter "Environmental Nutrition" says that the food
that people found most satisfying were those high in fiber, particularly
fruits. Calorie for calorie, apples and oranges were more filling
than bananas, and potatoes topped the list for the fullness factor.
Other foods high on the list were whole grains and high-protein
foods like fish.
foods high in fat were the least filling and came in low on the
satiety index. It seems that the volunteers reached the calorie
limit for foods high in fat and sugar before they'd eaten enough
to satisfy. The least satisfying foods for the calories were bakery
products, especially white bread, doughnuts and cakes. Popcorn was
the best snack food for satiety.
of this research seems only to reinforce the recommendation to base
your diet on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You may still
be able to be a big eater with a hearty, healthy appetite, as long
as you use the most satiating foods to satisfy it. Choosing nutritious,
low-fat, high-fiber foods will not only do your hunger a favor,
but it will also help your health and aid in controlling your appetite
does a Caesar salad
go by that name?
Laughing It Off
early bird ... STILL has to eat worms.
signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting
clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed
up in the first place!
worst thing about accidents in the kitchen ... is eating
argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the
it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press
'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over?
is when you wake up screaming and then you realize you haven't fallen
wife says I never listen to her. At least I think that's what she
I die, I want to die like my grandmother, who died peacefully in
her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car.
raising children was going to be easy, it never would have started
with something called labor!
cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.
you ever notice: When you put the 2 words "The" and IRS"
together it spells "THEIRS"?
hug is a great gift ... one size fits all, it can be given
for any occasion, and it's easy to exchange.
Mary Lynn in Peoria, Illinois
THE SIXTIES ...
For those who insist often enough
(but seldom convincingly) that they have no
recollection of the '60s, there is Sixties City.
Delete seldom-used programs ...
launch Add/Remove Programs from the Control Panel
and examine each item. Don't meddle with items that are completely
unfamiliar; they may be required by the system. But if you find
a standalone application that you no longer use, get rid of it!
Contributed by Jean at SCOOP
Look at THAT!
The largest fiberglass structure in the world ...
is also the world's largest fish, a leaping muskie,
and the museum at the National Freshwater
Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin.
Joyful Lifestyles: Weekly Insights
the song lyrics by Eliza Gilkyson: Calling all angels,
put down your disguise, unveil your hearts, wipe the sleep from
your eyes ...? As those words suggest, unveiling our
hearts and seeing clearly is our assignment as spiritual beings
having a human experience. When we wipe the sleep from our eyes,
we can see how we stay stuck by attaching symbolic meaning to
the behavior of our partner, or others, with whom we are emotionally
involved. Its a way of blaming instead of taking responsibility
for healing our own emptiness.
long as we believe that someone else is the problem, we avoid
working on our own issues. Healing ourselves is the first step
we take toward emotional autonomy. The following was written on
the tomb of an Anglican bishop in the crypts of Westminster Abbey:
When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits,
I dreamed of changing the world.
As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change,
so I shortened my
sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it
too seemed immovable.
I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt,
I settled for changing
family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of
now, as I lay on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only
changed myself first,
then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration
I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows,
I may have even changed the world.
lack of healing keeps us wanting our relationships to be there
for us in ways that are neither healthy nor productive for anyone.
Returning over and over again to what may be a dry well of emotion
in others keeps us from tapping additional resources, especially
the richest wellspring of all .... our spiritual foundation.
commitments, beliefs and values form the basis of this foundation.
They support us and reveal what were made of. Healing ourselves
asks that we create a firm foundation ... strong enough to support
us, sound enough to keep us secure, and safe enough to provide
sanctuary from the storms.
of us builds our own foundation formed from unique and particular
strengths. We may see ourselves as courageous, flexible, determined
or resilient. We may include kindness, acceptance or compassion
among our gifts. We have all survived an experience or two in
which we showed courage and fortitude, reminding us what were
made of. Knowing and acknowledging our foundation provides the
roots of self-healing and greatly determines our capacity to stand
on our own two feet.
you rated yourself 3 OR MORE on any of the beliefs in last weeks
Dirty Dozen quiz, realize these are the ones that
will probably give you the most trouble. When a situation arises
in which youre emotionally upset, check this list to see
if you can recognize what demand you might be making. Ask yourself,
How am I placing demands on myself, others or life? What
am I telling myself? Then look for the ABSOLUTE words (should,
must, always, never, etc.) that you may be using which reflect
cant-standing, complaining and blaming. These demands and
absolutes may not be recognized easily ... yet they are at the
very heart of disturbing emotions that block our happiness. As
we reflect on our own personal demands, we will develop greater
self-awareness and understanding.
Chelle Thompson ~
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