Thursday, 31 July 2014

Meet My Family!

I have a friend I've being seeing for a while. Yesterday, I got to meet his family.

While I was walking home, I noticed a cat friend. I also noticed a woman and a girl about to enter a ground floor flat. I asked them if the cat belonged to them and she said yes. I said we are friends and he's very affectionate.

The cat's mum told me he was actually a SHE and her name is Tigger. Oops! Sorry Tigger!

I asked Tigger's mum if I could take some photos and she said yes. So Tigger posed for some photos.  Here's one:

Tigger by E Joseph, 2014

It was good to meet Tigger's family who are lovely. It shows Tigger is very serious about me.

Watch this space!


Related article:  Say Cheese!


Tour de France by E Joseph - July 2014

While I was reading an article about who had won this year's Tour de France, I noticed the word "peloton." I've heard that word used a lot during the race and  I have wondered what it meant. I could easily have looked the word up on the Internet but I couldn't be bothered. I guess I didn't think it was that important.

Three days later, while I was walking home from the city, I decided to stop at this park to check my emails. Soon, a man arrived on his bicycle and sat on the far end of the bench I was sitting on and ate his sandwich. 

After I had finished checking and responding to my emails, I was ready to continue the rest of my hour walk home. It was then I noticed the trainers the man beside me was wearing. I told him I liked his trainers. He said they were great for cycling as they had a good grip on the pedals.

I asked my friend if he'd watched the Tour de France while they were in the UK. He said he watched some of it. I showed him a couple of photos I had taken of the cyclists zooming by me.  It turned out my friend is a cycling enthusiast and even belongs to a cycling club.  He showed me a photo of himself after a recent 100+ miles tour with fellow cyclists. While he was talking about cycling, he used the word peloton. I asked him to explain what that meant. He said it was the French term for a pack of cyclists.

My friend and I ended up chatting for about an hour about lots of other stuff. I even shared my blog with him and he read my latest post, which he found interesting.

My friend said normally at that time of day, he's very busy with looking after and entertaining his two young sons.  They were visiting their grandparents, hence his downtime at the park.  Fortunately for me, he chose to spend his downtime sitting on a bench near me where I got my question answered.

Life moves very fast, like the Tour de France cyclists were moving when I saw them, but if we don't slow down, we miss the wonderful opportunities to be part of the Wonder.

It's interesting how even though I didn't look up the meaning of the word, peloton, the meaning came to me.


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Ebola Virus and the Spirit of Fear

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,  against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces in the heavenly realms." ~~ Ephesians 6:12
I see the Ebola virus has finally made it into the mainstream news.
I've been aware of the Ebola virus for months as I have relatives in Sierra Leone, one of the countries where the virus has been spreading. The moment someone died in Nigeria, it started getting more attention.
I believe it's not the Ebola virus that is the problem but the fear of it. It is the spirit of fear that spreads any virus. 
What do I mean by spirit?
Everything is sustained by spirit.  If, like me, you've ever had an out of body experience caused by trauma or illness, you'll know what it feels like to be spirit while your physical body is immobile.  When someone is dying and the spirit leaves their body, it's as good as dead. It doesn't matter how hard the doctors work at keeping your body alive, once the spirit is out, death is inevitable as the body cannot sustain itself.
Fear is another form of spirit.  Those who are metaphysically minded might argue that fear is nothing.  And yet, that "nothing" is responsible for a lot of the havoc being created in the world. When fear possesses a person, for example, the person will not only perform acts based on fear, their body will manifest diseases or be susceptible to diseases.
A few months back, I had a cold that developed into a persistent cough. As I don't take medication, I kept affirming my wholeness. I would get better and within a few days, it was back in full force. At one point I even got dizzy but I quickly dissolved the dizziness with prayer.  After a couple of weeks of coughing, I asked a friend, who is a Christian Science practitioner, for help.  (Christian Science practitioners work with Truth principles to treat all kinds of conditions including diseases).  My friend shared one treatment that works for him for the belief in flu is to see the flu as a demon to be denied, rebuked and cast out.  He also shared some Truth principles for me to consider.  This one caught my attention:
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." ~~ 2 Timothy 1: 7
It was then I realised why I couldn't get rid of the cold and cough because I still had a fear of catching a cold. There's no point dismissing the cold as a belief when deep inside I'm still fearful of catching it.  I recognised I had the spirit of fear of cold in me which had to be cast out.   Once I had that realisation, I quickly got better as there was no longer the fear in me to sustain the cold. 
A week later, I started experiencing symptoms of a migraine which I used to suffer from. I reminded myself that I don't have any fear of headaches and acknowledged God's presence with gratitude.  Although I felt a twinge of headache, it was quickly dissolved into nothing.
A week after that, while I was using the computers in the library, a woman sat in front of me coughing and sneezing. I stayed put and reminded myself that I have no fear of colds and that only love is contagious. After a few minutes, the woman left. 
Soon after, I got chatting to an assistant at my local supermarket. When I asked her how she was doing, she told me she'd had a cold and cough for weeks that she couldn't get rid of.  She said she even started suffering from dizzy spells. When she went to her doctor, she was told that the virus had infected her ears causing her to feel dizzy.  The doctor gave her antibiotics to clear the infection.  I told her I had experienced something similar but I had dealt with it in a different way.
Back to the Ebola virus, I believe the battle is not with the virus (flesh and blood) but in the mind (spiritual forces in the heavenly realms). In other words, it is how people react to the virus that will determine whether it becomes an epidemic or not.  I believe when you cast out the spirit of fear of the virus in your mind, you will not be susceptible to it. I also believe as the fear of the virus is cast out of the collective consciousness, it will either cease to exist or scientists will quickly discover a cure that gets rid of the virus.
How do you cast out the spirit of fear?
What works for me is repeating affirmations such as:
"Perfect love casts out fear."  (1 John 4: 18)
"Love melts situations that seem impossible." ~~ Catherine Ponder
Love is all there is.
Love dissolves fear.
What happens is Love does the work of dissolving the fear. 
Just like we take baths and showers to keep our bodies clean, it is important to do the same with our minds.  Keep renewing your mind with prayer, affirmations, meditation or whatever spiritual practice works for the individual.
Love casts out fear of viruses including Ebola.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Everything is the Same to God

As I was zipping my handbag, my umbrella got caught in the zip. I pulled it but it got stuck. Instead of forcing it and ruining the zip and ripping my umbrella, I called out in my thoughts for help. The zip was released effortlessly.

I thought to myself, why is it that its so easy for You to sort little things like this but not so easy with big stuff?

My Inner Voice reminded me that big/small are human constructs. In God's eyes there is no such thing as big/small or easy/difficult. God sees all things as the same. In other words, manifesting a penny is the same as manifesting a £1 million.  However, I can delay manifestation by believing some things take time to manifest and some things don't. 

On the way home, I noticed a penny on the ground and picked it up.  I look forward to my £1 million.

God doesn't see differences; everything is the same to God.


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Angels Reunited

As I was waiting to cross the traffic light, I noticed an old friend on his bike waiting to cross.  When we crossed over the road, we exchanged hugs and chatted for a few minutes.

My friend said be was having a hard time with how egotistical the world has become, and he's finding some people belligerent. He said they have no idea how their actions affect others.

I told him I could relate to what he was saying.  I said it's important for us to keep seeing beyond the masks everyone is wearing and constantly remember that we are not our characters; we are only acting different roles. I told my friend to persevere and don't give up.

Meeting my friend was a timely reminder to myself that despite people's characters and behaviour, we are all Angels of Light.

It was good to connect with my angelic friend again, albeit briefly.


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Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Magic Eraser

When I noticed an advert for a magic eraser (sponge) that gets rid of grime, I decided to get one to try on the shower tiles.  It does work but it needs elbow grease, which is not my cup of tea.

It got me thinking that my perfect self is rather like the pristine shower tiles that have been covered by a thick grime of generations of false and limiting beliefs, fear and conditioning.   I can either go through the painstakingly slow process of removing the grime myself; or I can get a professional cleaner to use their heavy duty cleaning products to remove them.  Whether I remove the dirt myself or ask for help, as long as I'm experiencing life in this realm the work of cleansing is an ongoing process.

I find one way to remove the grime is to know that I am already perfect and constantly give thanks for my perfect self.  Gratitude is a magic eraser that removes grime.

Another way is to work with light, which is another Magic Eraser.  I once had a dream where I was taught how to use light.  For more details see Using the Gifts I have Been Given.

The Magic Eraser in me reveals my perfect self and helps me experience my perfect self.


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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Let's Work Together for a Wonderful World!

"Seeing with Love" by Enocia. Effects created at Funny Photos

"To change the picture you must change the sight that produced the picture." -- Mary Baker Eddy
If everyone in their essence is perfect, why are there conflicts in the world? Why is it that I find some people very easy to love but not so easy with others?

When I woke up this morning, I looked out of the window and noticed the recycling lorry outside. Today is the day they collect recycling and waste from our neighbourhood. The sign on the recycling lorry read: "Let's recycle together."

It got me thinking how the Universe is always working with us to either make the world a wonderful place to live in or not.

Back to my original questions. I believe everyone is perfect but my vision (thought that I hold of them in mind) influences the kind of relationships I have with them.

If I think of or see someone as cold, they will prove it and act cold towards me.

If I think of or see someone as easygoing and fun, they will prove it and be easygoing and fun to be with.

If I go round thinking that the world is a loving and safe place (regardless of what pictures the media is portraying), the world is going to prove it for me and be loving and safe.

For instance, while I was taking a walk in the woods, my feet brushed against some nettles and started stinging. I thought to myself: "I don't believe you! Love is all there is and plants cannot harm me!" The stinging instantly stopped. On the way back, while I was walking on the same path, my feet brushed against the same nettles and I was fine.

I used to have a fear of wasps as I have been stung twice by them. When I realised that Love is in all, including wasps, I lost that fear. Now wasps come to me and even sit on me and I just admire them. They are really pretty to look at close up. The other day while I was taking a selfie, a wasp sat on my phone. I reckon it was trying to photobomb my photo but I couldn't capture it.

Imagine what would happen when billions of people have a vision that the world is loving and safe. Just imagine!

Let's work together to experience a wonderful world by changing our vision of the world.

Everyone is always loving and wonderful!


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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Magnify Your God, Not Problems

I have observed that every time I focus on problems (personal or world) by worrying about them, discussing them, thinking about them, sharing about them, I am magnifying those problems.

There is another way - why not focus on solutions instead? Better still, focus on God (the God I believe in) who is the solution to all problems. Then wonders of wonders, miracles happen!

While I was getting dressed this morning, I thought to myself how grateful I was that I didn't have that crippling period pain this time round. So far, I've only had one day of heavy period, which is a miracle in itself.

Later at the bus stop, I started feeling pain which got gradually worse. For a split second, I thought about going home but that would take me 15 minutes and I can't walk while I'm in so much pain. I decided to stay put. By the time my bus arrived, the pain was almost crippling.. I went upstairs and sat right at the back near the window. I tried to meditate by focusing on the stillness within, but I couldn't get into it. To distract myself from the pain, I flicked through a newspaper that someone had left on the seat, but I couldn't concentrate. It was time to dissolve the pain by any means necessary.

At first, I started thanking God but I was inspired to magnify God instead. I thought,

You are AWESOME!
You are GOOD!
You are LOVING!
I then repeated "You are WONDERFUL" over and over. The pain got less and less and was soon dissolved. I also felt really happy and at peace. For the rest of the bus journey, I continued to magnify God with my "You are WONDERFUL" mantra, which is actually another form of meditation called Japa.

I choose to magnify my God than focus on problems.

Every time I read mainstream newspapers or listen to the news, I will be magnifying my God.

God dissolves all problems.


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Monday, 21 July 2014

Quote of the Day - 6

"To change the picture you must change the sight that produced the picture." -- Mary Baker Eddy

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Being the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Light at the End of Tunnel by E Joseph 2014

Yesterday, during a long walk, I was inspired to take a photograph of a tunnel. The edited photo reminded me of the proverbial, "light at the end of the tunnel." (See photo above).

I believe the tunnel represents lack, limitations and man-made problems; and light is my true self and source that has the solution to all problems.

Whenever I am faced with a tunnel situation, it's a perfect opportunity to shine my light, as I am inspired, in order to dissolve, resolve or transmute the situation.

I went for a reluctant walk earlier today. I say "reluctant" because I wasn't in the mood as it was too hot and stuffy, but my Inner Voice suggested a walk to start my day. He said it will help me relax me as I was feeling a bit tense. I protested that I had stuff to do and didn't have time for a walk, but the Voice suggested it will only be a quick walk by the river. Before I'd even agreed, I felt a force taking over my legs and walking me towards the river.  I figured I might as well go with the flow.  The Voice was right, I do feel relaxed during my walks and I always get inspiration too.

So while I was walking by the river, I noticed a coot pecking another coot rather viciously. A baby coot, swimming behind them, was squawking loudly and seemed really distressed by the situation. I  decided to shine my light in that "tunnel." I was inspired to keep staring at the coots while repeating "peace" to myself.  I felt peace radiating from me and enfolding all the birds. The coot stopped pecking the other and peace was restored in that part of the river.

So now it made sense why I had to go for that walk.

The thing about shining my light is I never know how I am going to act in any given situation. I simply follow my heart.

One time when I spotted two water birds squabbling, I was inspired to visualise a ball of light in my hand and toss the ball at them. That was also very effective in restoring order.

Once when I saw two men fighting in the street, I was inspired to visualise a heart shape around both men. Another man quickly broke up the fight.

By the way, I really did enjoy the walk and I felt really relaxed.  I also learned a new way to express my light.

May we all shine our light in the various "tunnels", as we are inspired.


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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

My Perfect Shade

My Perfect Shade (Photo by E Joseph 2014)

When I woke up this morning, the weather was already warm. I fancied going to the park, finding a perfect shaded spot and doing some writing.

After putting on my shorts and a top, I headed for the park. The only seat in the shade didn't have enough shade for my liking. I decided to pop into the local library to use their Internet and Wifi.

Although I was feeling inspired in he library, I didn't feel comfortable being there. I wasn't fully present.  I kept seeing an image of myself sitting in the shade at this particular park. I had a feeling that self that was already at the park was pulling me towards it.  I decided to leave and find my perfect shade.

I walked to the park near where I live. There was a shelter that seemed perfect but it was already occupied by a young couple in conversation. I checked my emails but there was no Wifi connection at that spot. Although there was more than enough room in the shelter for all of us, I decided to move to a bench in the shade.

Another couple and their baby were sitting on the grass in the sun right in front of me. Suddenly, the baby started crying.  His mum and dad did all they could to comfort him, but he kept bawling. They decided to leave. I wondered whether, like me, the baby was still looking for his perfect spot?

After the family had gone, I remained on the bench enjoying the shade and the nice cool breeze. When it got too cool for my liking, I wrapped my cardigan around my shoulder. I stayed until I was full and then moved on to the park I had seen in my imagination.

At the next park, I found another bench which seemed perfect. I could even get free Wifi. However, there were two women sitting on the grass close by and they were having a conversation. I didn't feel comfortable so I moved to another bench which was perfect. A wasp even paid me a visit and sat beside me.  It was really pretty. I was going to capture its beauty on camera but the wasp was not interested in being my model and it flew away.

I'm actually composing this piece at my perfect shaded spot.

After I'd had my fill of shade, I decided to go for a nice long walk in the sunshine.

If I am not fully present where I am or with whom I am with, I am never going to be satisfied. My dissatisfaction is bound to have a huge impact on my work and relationships. The best thing is to break free and connect with what truly resonates with my heart.  Only then can I be at my best and be able to share the best of me.

In bliss

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Letting Love Organise My Day

"I let go. I let God fill my need." -- Mary L Kupferle
I planned to go to the supermarket to buy a particular item, then stop off at the library to do some writing, and then go for a walk later.  My Inner Voice reminded me that it's going to be too hot to take a walk later. He suggested that I could take a walk now to a larger store, which stocks more items. After that, I can go to the library. The Voice also said the walk will be a perfect opportunity for us to have our dialogue.  I decided to follow the Voice's advice.

Although it was already hot, there was a nice breeze which kept me cool.  I was inspired to take some selfies with my phone camera.  A wasp sat on my phone.  I wondered if it wanted to be included in the photo.  After admiring the wasp, it flew away.

I had a lovely dialogue with the Voice. He always inspires me and makes me happy.

At the store, there was a larger selection. I soon found what I wanted.

While I was queuing up at the checkout behind this woman, I admired her tan. I wondered if she'd just been on holidays. The woman turned round and said I could go ahead of her as I only had one item.

While I was waiting to be served, I asked my friend about her tan and she said she lives in Barbados.  I asked her what the weather is like. She said it's hot throughout the year, even when it's raining. She said she finds shops in London too cold for her liking and she carries her cardigan with her. I pointed to the cardigan I was carrying and said I felt the same way. I told her I hate air-conditioners as they make me cold. She felt the same way. I also told her I know what it's like to live in a hot climate as I lived in Sierra Leone when I was a child. I said I'm no longer used to that kind of heat as I've been in the UK for over 30 years. My friend said when she was in the Gambia with her kids, she wanted to stop off at Sierra Leone but it wasn't safe at the time. I marvelled at how much I had in common with her.

I discovered the item had been reduced by 40%. What a nice bonus!

I'm so glad I followed the Voice within as He is always full of wonderful surprises.


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Saturday, 12 July 2014

How Do I Know What My Intuition Is?

Intuition: "A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning:" ~~ Oxford Dictionary
How do I know what my intuition is?

My intuition appears in different forms.

Sometimes, my intuition appears as a preview of things to come when I see myself in my mind's eye doing something. If I'm deep in thought, my intuition stops my thoughts, flashes the "movie" and then lets me return to my thoughts.  It just shows my intuition is not hindered by my thoughts.

There are times when I have a feeling to do something and it's always the right decision.

Sometimes, I find myself daydreaming about stuff only to discover later that I had been picking up on things to come.

Other times, my intuition appears as thoughts. I find those can be tricky as I'm not always sure whether I'm picking up on thoughts around me, or even my own thoughts. I just have to play it by ear.

Here's are some examples of my intuition at work.

On the way home, I thought of walking down this road and then using the Zebra crossing at the end.  I decided to use a different route and cross the traffic lights when I hit the main road. When I arrived at the traffic lights, I couldn't cross as there was some major roadwork going on. There was a sign advising pedestrians to use the Zebra crossing. I had to walk back and use the same Zebra crossing that my intuition had advised me to use earlier.

As I was approaching home, I wondered how much money I had on my Oyster card (bus pass).  I thought about stopping off at our corner shop to check and then top up if necessary. I decided to do it the next day but I had another thought to do it now.  I went into the shop.  After checking how much money I had left, I put some money on the card. Just as I was about to leave, I noticed a sign on the counter warning customers that the shop was going to be closed all day the next day.  Just as well I had listened to my intuition.

The next morning, while I was getting ready to go to the supermarket further afield, I wondered whether my neighbour was aware that the corner shop was closed all day.  She usually gets her newspaper from that shop. I thought about asking her if she wanted me to get her paper for her at the supermarket.  On the way out, I saw my neighbour standing at her door chatting to this man who was handing her a newspaper.  Apparently, he had had the same idea and bought my neighbour's newspaper from another shop.  I asked my neighbour if she needed anything from the supermarket and she said no.

I decided to knock on another neighbour's door to ask if she wanted anything from the supermarket. She said she didn't as she intended to go to there later.  She then asked me to come round later for a bag of sweets.

A few weeks ago, I saw that same neighbour and she asked me to go round to her place for a bag of sweets. As I haven't been in the mood for sweets, I've been avoiding her.  She got me this time!  I should have seen that coming with my intuition.  Ha!

On the way to the supermarket, I remembered not to cross the traffic lights. I walked down the road and used the Zebra crossing instead.

Thank you, Intuition, for being my constant guide.  I always "hear" you; I just need to follow You more. 


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Friday, 11 July 2014

Love Attracts Love and What I Love

During my bus journey into the city, I kept repeating "I love you!" When I got off the bus in town and was walking to my destination, I suddenly had this urge to turn back and I saw a pink coach. The coach had driven by me and I had missed it. I reckon my love for pink cars had alerted me to it.

Later on, it was quite chilly. I didn't fancy walking home so I decided to catch the bus home. Again, I continued to think "I love you" and "thank you." Instead of getting off at the usual stop, I decided to get off at the last stop. I then walked to the traffic light to cross the road. It took ages for the lights to change. Suddenly, a woman appeared and stood next to me. I noticed her earrings had the word "LOVE." I told her I had been thinking of love all day and I ended up attracting a woman wearing love earrings. Finally the lights changed. I wished her well and crossed over.

During the rest of my 10 minutes walk home, I saw 6 cats. Well, I do love cats, so.

Love literally attracts love and what I love.


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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Receive and then Give

There is the popular belief that you have to give first and then you receive. I believe it's the other way round. Receive from the Source first and then I can share my overflow.

My receiving instruments come in many forms. My primary receiving instrument is my mind/body that I use to receive and express love.

My other instruments, which are extensions of myself, include the Internet, my email account, my blogs, my phone, my purse, television, the media, my family and loved ones.

The more I am open to receive, the more I have to give.


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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Quote of the Day - 5

"Don't use your words to describe the situation, use your words to change the situation." -- Joel Osteen

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Say Cheese!

"Say Cheese", E Joseph 2014

When I opened the front door, one of the cats that live in our neighbourhood was sitting outside. He (or she) usually runs off when I call. This time, when I asked if I could have a photo, the cat stayed put but he didn't look in my direction. Then he got up and sat in front of the garden. He lay down and actually looked directly at me and let me take two more photos.

Later, when I checked the photos, I saw that the initial photos I had taken were really dark as there was a shadow. It's as if my cat friend had instinctively known where the lighting was better. I ended up getting two nice photos of my cat friend. (See the photo above).

The experience with my cat friend is another demonstration of how my good comes to me effortlessly. In other words, I didn't have to go looking for the cat, the cat came to me and posed for my photos.

Thank you, friend, for being a perfect model.


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Monday, 7 July 2014

My Tour de France - Va Va Zoom!

Tour de France, London, 2014 - photo by E Joseph
"Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." ~~ Ferris Beuller's Day Off
When I heard the Tour de France was passing through London, I wasn't going to miss it.

The last time the Tour was in London (7 years ago) I had to travel all the way to central London to see the race. This time, I discovered they were passing through Epping Forest, which is only a walking distance from where I live. When I arrived, there was a nice atmosphere. Although people were lining the streets, it wasn't overcrowded. The cyclists were late but we were all psyched up for the event and exchanging banter. I even chatted to one of the stewards about the event.

When the cyclists finally arrived, they went by in a few seconds. Talk about va, va zoom! I did try to capture the speed at which they were moving on my phone camera. (See the photo above).

After the cyclists went by, I thought to myself, "Is that it? All that anticipation just for a few seconds."

I guess it depends on how one perceives things.

The Tour de France isn't just a moment in time where you can catch cyclists zooming by, it is the whole process involved of planning, training, anticipation and enjoying the race. Of course, the real battle begins when the cyclists arrive in France for a gruelling three weeks of cycling on different terrains.

So while it is true that my experience of the Tour de France cyclists was pretty fast, I've been able to slow down that moment so I can milk it for all its worth. I not only have photos of the event, I am now blogging about it.

My Tour de France lasts forever.


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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Music Doesn't Care about Colour

Sometimes when I'm listening to music, I look up the song to find out who the writer of the song is.  I discovered the George Benson song Love x Love was written by English songwriter, Rod Temperton.  He has even written several songs I love.

I shared the information with my mother.

"You mean a white English guy wrote that song?" she said. "I don't believe it!"

"He's very talented, you know.  He even wrote Michael Jackson's song 'Thriller', which you like."

"You don't usually associate that kind of music with white people," mum said. "I am amazed!"

"Mum, music doesn't know or care about skin colour. Music is simply looking for open channels to express through."

Only humans judge and filter music into different genres; music is open to all who love music.


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Letting God Meet Our Need - Part 2

Usually before my mother goes to church, I always wish her a safe journey.

Today I didn't see her before she left. It was only when I heard the front door slam that I woke up and realised she'd gone.  Since I have been affirming  "I let go and I let God fill mum's need" (Mary L Kupferle), I knew she was in God's hands and being well looked after.

Later, I shared the affirmation with my mother.  Mum said she had an experience of letting go.  She said when she got off the bus near her church, she met a couple who attends the same church. She's never spoken to them before. For the first time, they all exchanged greetings. The woman offered to carry one of her bags. At first, mum was reluctant but the woman insisted. Mum let go and let her church friend carry her bag for her.

Looks like the affirmation is working.

I let go and I let God fill the need of all.


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Letting God Meet Our Need

"I let go. I let God fill my need." ~~ Mary L Kupferle

"Divine Love always has met, and always will meet, every human need." ~~ Mary Baker Eddy
For the last two months, a friend and I have been planning to go for a long walk by the river. Each time we arranged it, something would happen and we had to postpone. Even though they had forecast rain on the day we planned to meet, I suggested to my friend that we should just go for it or we'll never do it.

On the morning we planned to meet, it was raining and very overcast. I ignored the weather and prayed for a nice walk and dry weather. I also affirmed several times: "I let go. I let God fill my need."   I then phoned my friend and asked if she still wanted to meet up. She said she didn't fancy walking in wet weather.   I suggested that we met later than originally planned. I assured her it will be dry by then.  As I could still sense my friend's reluctance, I texted her to tell her the weather was still overcast and we could do it another time. Besides, I knew that regardless whether we went for the walk or not, I was still going to have a wonderful day.  My friend suggested that we chance it.

When I went to meet my friend at the local tube (underground) station, the weather was dry though it was still overcast. While I was waiting for my friend, who was slightly late, I saw my mother's friend. The strange thing was the day before I saw another woman who reminded me of her. She asked me to say hello to my mother. If my friend had arrived on time, I wouldn't have seen her.

My friend and I walked at a leisurely pace to our destination. It was fun to walk with her because she saw things I'd never noticed before and we kept stopping to take photos on our phones.  I was expecting the walk to take us about 1 hour 40 minutes (slightly slower than it usually takes me); but it took us 3 hours. The weather remained dry throughout.  The moment we arrived at the park, the heavens opened and it started tipping it down. It only rained for about 5 minutes though. We walked through the park and towards the local shopping centre.

My friend asked me if I was going to walk back. I told her I intended to catch the bus home. I suggested that she could either catch the tube or catch a bus that goes to central London. Although that bus doesn't come to the bus station, I planned to walk her to the bus stop. Just as that moment, another bus went by. My friend said she could catch that bus instead as it's going her way. Now that my friend's travelling need was taken care of, we focused on the immediate need - a place to sit down. My friend wanted some snacks and a drink. We found a spot at the food court. My friend bought us some drinks and some food and we spent a couple of hours exchanging personal experiences about how God meets our daily needs. 

Later, I decided to walk my friend to her bus stop first before going on to catch my bus at the bus station.  When we arrived at the stop, I realised I could catch another bus at the same stop and it will take me where I wanted to go.  In fact, my bus even arrived first. 

When my bus arrived at the final destination, I noticed my next bus was already at the bus stop.  I didn't think I could catch it, so I relaxed and walked leisurely to the bus stop.   However, the bus was still at the stop.  Apparently, a passenger had been creating a scene on the bus and the driver wasn't letting any passengers on until he got the passenger off the bus. There were even bus officials in the bus trying to persuade the young man to get off but he wasn't having any of it.  In my thoughts, I affirmed: "I let go. I let God fill my need." Like magic, the man got off and the passengers got on and we were ready to leave.

Instead of worrying about how my need is going to be met, I let go and let God fill my need. 

Instead of worrying about how my friend's need is going to be met, I let go and let God fill her need.

It was a fun day out!  Thank you, God, for meeting our need perfectly.


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Friday, 4 July 2014

What's Your Drama?

"God is my constant and opulent source and supply. I am wealthy and loved" -- Terry Cole Whittaker
In the book "The Celestine Prophecy", James Redfield highlights four types of dramas (behaviour) humans use to control each other to get energy: aloof, interrogator, intimidator and poor me. For instance, someone who tends to withdraw and act aloof will tend to attract interrogators who try to understand why they are acting aloof.

In my family, the predominant dramas used to control and manipulate for energy were intimidator and aloof. The intimidator drama didn't work on me as I wasn't scared. What really got to me was when adults withdrew their love and acted aloof.

I have observed that although I tend to attract aloof type relationships, which trigger the interrogator in me, I now have a different strategy - I get my energy direct from Source whose resources are inexhaustible.

Now when someone I care about is acting aloof, life continues to unfold for me in wonderful ways as I'm getting all I need from Source. If the aloof type chooses to reconnect, fine; if not, no worries, life is still wonderful.

I don't need anyone's energy when I am connected to Source.


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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Bag Lady

I have observed where there is a genuine love for something, you will keep getting more and more of what you love. What you do with your love overflow is up to you.

"Look what I got as a free gift!" my mother showed me a green rucksack. Inside the rucksack, was the same colour bum bag.

"Why do they keep sending me bags?" she continued.

"Well, you like bags, remember?" I said. "God has not only sent you more bags but in the colour green you love."

"Oh yes, I shouldn't complain, I should be grateful," mum said. "Thank you, God, for sending me more bags!"

My mother once shared a story about these beautiful pair of shoes she fell in love with, one of many she has loved as she also loves shoes.  The shoes cost £75 which, in the early 1980s, was a lot of money. She couldn't justify spending all that money when she had 3 mouths to feed.  She said she stared longingly at them and even felt the shoes pulling at her but she refused to succumb to temptation.

A few weeks later, she noticed the shop had a sale where everything was half prize. She could now afford her shoes.  They only had one pair in her size.  She was delighted to discover that the price had been further reduced from £35 to £15.   Mum said she really loved those shoes and enjoyed wearing them.  She eventually gave them away to someone else who loved shoes.

Back to my mother's free gifts.  As the rucksack is not really her cup of tea, she's decided to pass her love overflow to me.

Nice one!


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Stuck Emotions and Living in My Bubble

Glinda, the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz

I was looking at an old passport photo I had taken over 10 years ago. Although I haven't changed much, my face was a lot rounder then.

I remember soon after taking that photo, I went through an emotional crisis and depression brought on by the end of a relationship. When I came out of the depression and I started exploring who I really am and letting go of beliefs, the excess weight rapidly fell off.

What I had been effectively doing was clearing out stuck emotions.

I believe excess body weight is nothing but stuck emotions that I am carrying around. These emotions not only lead to the degeneration of the body, they cause sickness, aging and death. There are three kinds of stuck emotions:

1. Emotions that I am generating by my past experiences, thoughts and beliefs.
2. Emotions that I am picking up from family and loved ones.
3. Emotions that I am picking up from the collective consciousness of humanity.

When you are sensitive to people's thoughts, you pick up people's emotions and experience them as your own. It is something I've been struggling with for a long time. I find when I've taken on people's emotions, my stomach churns and I have stomach upsets. The emotions also accumulate as fat deposits around my stomach. I also feel their pain in my body.

Enough is enough! I'm no longer prepared to take on board other people's emotional baggage. I don't mind giving love and support when needed but I'm no longer prepared to absorb people's emotions and experience their emotions in my body.

I'm cutting all emotional cords.

Like Glinda in the movie, The Wizard of Oz (see photo above), I am consciously living and moving in my light bubble. I find this prayer stops me absorbing undesired emotions:
"The light of God surrounds me; The love of God enfolds me; The power of God protects me; The presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is!" ~~ James Dillet Freeman
How do I dissolve the stuck emotions I have in my body?

With love.

I find when I practise being in silence (i.e. having no thoughts), I am being Love and not generating any emotions. In the meantime, love in me and in my light bubble is constantly doing the work of cleansing and healing my body.

I live, move and have my being in my light bubble.


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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Baby and Adult Wasps

While I was sitting on a park bench, basking in the sunshine, a baby wasp buzzed around my head and landed on my finger. I thought it looked really cute. After a few seconds, my friend flew away.

A few minutes later, an adult wasp buzzed around my ear. It came close but it didn't land on my finger.  I thought it was beautiful. I wondered whether the adult wasp was the mother checking me out.

I wasn't scared of either of them. You can't love and feel fear at the same time.


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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Let's Play Ball!

While I was walking through the park, I stopped to chat to this man playing fetch with his dog.  We soon got engrossed in a conversation about spirituality.

The dog didn't seem at all interested in our discourse.  Each time the man tossed the tennis ball, she would fetch and drop the ball back at his feet.  She expected him to toss the ball again. When he didn't do it, she whined at him. It was as if she was saying "less conversation, more fun!"  Reminds me of that Elvis Presley song that goes: "A little less conversation, a little more action please."

That's what I love about dogs - they remind us not to take life so seriously.

Life is meant to be fun! Let's play ball!


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Seeing the Future or Predicting the Future?

Four days ago, as I was walking in this particular neighbourhood, I thought of an old friend - a white cat I've seen a few times before. I haven't seen him in well over a year. I wondered how he was doing. In my mind's eye, I could see him rubbing his head against the fence as he has done in the past.

Today, as I was walking through the same neighbourhood, I saw the same white cat running through the fence of the local school. When I called out to him, he ran towards me. He miaowed at me and seemed very happy to see him. Of course, I told him what a gorgeous cat he was. He didn't come out of the fence, he kept rubbing his head and his body against the fence. I reached through the fence to stroke him. When I said goodbye, he came through the fence and ran behind me. He rubbed his head against my legs. Then he ran behind the fence again and continued to rub his head against it.

I thought he was so adorable. (I took some photos of him, see the photo above).

Later, I wondered whether the image I had seen of my cat friend in my mind's eye was me seeing into the future or did my "seeing" the cat make it happen.

Either way, it was wonderful to see my cat friend again.


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Stay at Your Peril!

While I was at home, I heard the familiar buzz of a wasp that had flown in through the open window. As I see wasps as my friends, I had no fear of it. My mother doesn't share my love of wasps. As soon as she heard the buzz, she was concerned and was going to get the spray.

"Don't do that!" I said. "It will go out!"

I then said to the wasp "You need to go back out of the window or else!"

The wasp was happy to comply. It was either that or be obliterated by the wasp spray.

Thank you for your visit, wasp! I hope one day everyone gets to see you the way I do that you are harmless and beautiful.


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