Your birthday should always be a special day! You don’t need cake and gifts to make it special either!
Yes I am still here. I have been very busy outside of this blog. I still do have my TED Talk New York Trip to talk about and I had a birthday pass as well. I also had a spell of no motivation to which I just kinda of took a break from everything. I eleam out of that spell, my life is flooding with opportunities right now, and I am just trying to keep them in order.
I was researching to rejoin Toastmasters and I just went to a meeting Monday. They seem excited to have me join and I have already volunteered to help them network and expand their club. If you are not familiar with Toastmasters it is an international organization were all varieties of people get together with a common goal to improve their public speaking abilities. Obviously, this is a perfect organization for me to join and I look forward to seeing if this will be a good fit for me in the coming weeks.
I have also been looking to volunteer at children’s hospitals and children’s homes. It has been a difficult journey and I finally discovered the reality of this desire. I talked with someone from the hospital and she told me why it was so difficult to get in, and once you are in its years before you start actually helping the children directly. It was very real and it all made sense but it is just not an opportunity for my fast paced lifestyle. The Assistant Principle at my school told me about a great organization called Give Kids The World here in Florida. Just the other day I meet someone in the grocery store that worked there. She said the application rate is 100% acceptance pending my background check. Give Kids The World is an organization that takes in less fortunate or ill children from all over the world and gives them the vacation of a life time. I really look forward to hearing back from them, and hope I can help as well.
I also got interviewed by a Life Coach that is coming out with her own website which will be a consulting site. She will have people with many different skill sets involved in this site and it will be like an internet radio idea. I don’t want to say much about it just yet but when she has it up and running you will certainly know about it. This will give me the opportunity to network out farther. I will be able to share my ideas on many different platforms and this will give me a good opportunity to work on the video and speech ends of my goals. This will also give me an opportunity to be one of the people consulting others and making a little extra cash in the process. This is something that is already in the works and I am excited to get the ball rolling to see how this new website works out for her and everyone she is trying to get involved with it.
Outside my job and volunteering at the Elementary school those are just a few things I am working on. A few others are; taking a public speaking course on my own, researching and implementing my own TED Talk presentation, looking into making some extra money with my passion for gemstones and healing crystals. There is probably more smaller things that I am forgetting right now as well!
I just wanted to check in for my avid followers to say I am still here. This blog is very important to me but it is also a path into many more opportunities that need to be pursued. As always I am so grateful for your following and no matter the time frame between my post on here I am still moving forward with my main goals in life.
I have also made my way back to the beach and in the water for the first time sense I left for Alaska in June.
This is a part 2 blog. If you would like to read the whole story from the beginning please visit this link (https://upwithmarc.com/2013/11/13/eyes-closed-a-reiki-experience/)
After the Reiki Healing session I was super crazy relaxed. It was hard to even get up. We sat down and chatted a bit more and I asked a few more questions. One of the crystals that was next to me caught my eye and I asked what it was. She told me it was a Himalayan Salt Rock crystal. It naturally purifies the air and spiritually it releases all the negativity in you and the rooms that it is in. Given myquest for positivism, naturally I am open ears and open minded to anything that will steer me in a positive direction. We also talked about a variety of incense that release negativity and provide a calming or relaxing effect.
Shortly after our conversation I headed home. I had to literally question myself if I was too relaxed to drive. Is that possible? I never thought that being too relaxed would ever be an issue while driving. I chatted with the friends I live with and there guest for a little when I got home. While I was talking and listening I could feel this overwhelming sense of positivism. It was great but I wondered how long it was going to last.
I woke up the next day feeling utterly refreshed. I was still feeling the Reiki cleansing all through my body. Felt like I sleep for hours, it was like a full body reboot. All that accompanied with my birthday and social plans for the evening, I felt like a kid in a candy store reaching into all the assorted bins and just eating everything. I was feeding off this positivism. It was reaching past levels of happiness that I have never felt before. It had reached beyond amazing.
Of course I had to go to work but that was a piece of cake. My efficiency levels were way up too. Everything positive about my life was culminating as one and it was even hard to believe this for myself. All day I was thinking about those Himalayan Salt Rocks. I had to have them! I found a crystal healing store right by my work, so on my lunch I did a little good karma shopping. I went overboard buying my Himalayan crystals, Himalayan salt lamp, and many incense. With the ultra positive and happy feelings I was experiencing, when I walked into that gift shop It was like walking into another world. It balanced me out. I think the positivism was simply overwhelming because it was a brand new level of feelings for me. Being in that shop pretty much gave me better control of all of these awesome feelings.
Back to work and then my birthday was amazing. Now, usually the day after a really amazing day I will feel a little down but that was not the case at all this time. I couldn’t even chisel the smile off my face if I had to that day! Back to current time it has been almost 2 weeks and still this new existence of positivism within me remains. Entertaining my skeptical side I have even tried to be negative, I have tried to bring myself down and it does not work. I still come out positive. Everything in my thoughts has been so clean. I have been able to think about and except things for what they are. I have been able to distance myself from negative influences even more, and bring the positive ones closer.
This whole Reiki experience has put my future closer to the present and settled my thoughts that used to just take over my head. I understand that everyone has a different reaction to the healing so I am so grateful for this wave of positivism and happiness that seems endless. Endless happiness….that should be what we all strive for. We should experience as many things as we can in life and really tune in and learn from the things that effect us positively. Positivism is hard to hold on to sometimes so the more we have within us the easier the hard parts of our life will be. I would certainly recommend Reiki for anyone that is curious about it. For those that don’t believe in these kinds of healing may not be reading anymore but there are plenty of other things on your mind that you want to try I guarantee. Bring your thoughts to reality, you really have nothing to lose by trying everything.
Everyday sense my Reiki healing I have had a piece of Himalayan Salt Rock in my pocket and in my car and in my room. It effects my not work for everyone but if you don’t have faith in the things you try in life none of it will ever work. Believe in everything you choose to try in life, and be more confident in yourself, only then will you be able to live a positive life.
Have a great day. Be positive. Live
Next week I will not be posting, I will be on vacation. I will re-blog older posts that perhaps were missed. Please still continue to share my blog with your friends. The more positive influences we have in our lives the better. Thank you so much
Last year I did a birthday post about being grateful for your birthday, feel free to check that out as well. (Be Grateful For Your Birthday). This year I would like to express the importance of having a birthday gathering.
Some people don’t like their birthdays for a number of reason. Some people love their birthdays. Some people will celebrate the day of, some will celebrate the week of and some will celebrate the whole month. Some will even celebrate their unbirthays year round!
Birthday’s are not about getting older. We get older every minute of our lives, but we also get smarter and experience more. We judge our age by birthdays but for some it is mostly just a guide line. I am 32 going on 33 this Friday and I certainly don’t look or feel that old. My dad has been 29 for 37 years. When his youngest (me) hit 30 that was a proud moment for him, he is now younger than all of his children! He may be in his 60’s but he has keep his spirit very youthful for many years. We all wish to stay young or reminisce about when we were younger and we can do both.
I have an important message for those that do not like their birthdays. Birthday gatherings are so important in our lives. Your birthday is an excuse to bring those important to you, together. Can you think of a more positive experience then getting together with friends and family in honor of you? As we get older responsibilities in our lives start stacking higher and higher. We get busier and busier with our lives. A birthday is a simple means to bring us together again with those close to you. When your birthday comes around again don’t just sit home and be a bum, invite everyone out to do something together. It does not matter if it is a well planned evening, a house party or just a last minute night out. Get out there and celebrate your birthday with the ones you love. Take that opportunity to see those you care about that you do not see that often.
I used to be one of those people that did not enjoy birthdays. They were never really anything special to me. Now I have a much different view. Just like anything else in life a birthday is what YOU make of it. You want a good birthday, make it a good birthday! I hope you are looking forward to your birthday, I know I am looking forward to mine!
Make sure you share this with anyone that has a birthday! 😉 Thank you so much
YOU HAVE TO CHECK THIS OUT! 🙂
All our lives we meet amazing people and see amazing things. Several years ago today Michael Morris simply wanted to brighten peoples day on his birthday for just $1. His time with us was short but beautiful. I was not fortunate enough to meet this wonderful person Michael but I was however lucky to meet his sister Andi Morris who is building something wonderful, in Michaels memory, to brighten peoples days. I will be brightening peoples day today and Andi would be eternally grateful for others who participate as well. Andi is carrying out a tradition that has grown so much in such a short time.
In honor of Mike’s birthday, we will be continuing a tradition that he started. He called his event “Free Love One Dollar” and it was simply a means to brighten a stranger’s day. Participation is easy:
***Get some $1 bills (even if you can only afford 1!)
***Get an envelope for each dollar and decorate it (You should probably include the phrase Free Love One Dollar or in memory of Mike Morris or both and/or other encouraging words and pictures, so people understand the dollar is there to make them smile)
***Take the dollar in the envelope and place it on a car’s windshield. Some ideas for venues are hospital parking lots, nursing home parking lots, churches, etc. The possibilities are endless, but there are a few places to avoid: mailboxes (that’s a felony), private property, illegal things 😛
***Take pictures! Make it fun, bring lots of people, race each other, smile 🙂
***Post pics and share stories
We are encouraging EVERYONE to invite ANYONE!!! This event is to share love in the memory of Mike. He would love to see everyone celebrate his day with happiness and sharing love with anyone and everyone, just as he always did. This can be a HUGE event! Invite friends in other states and countries to share the fun on September 25 🙂
In loving memory of Michael Jason Morris
September 25, 1979 – June 5, 2012
This is last minute notice for some of you but as you can see it is super easy if you would like to participate.
Let us all brighten someone’s day today and have fun doing it!