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Buddha, Famous Quote Friday

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.


An introduction of meditated silence can introduce Gautama Buddha into our lives. You don’t have to believe him and you don’t have to follow him, right now you just have to read the words upon this page and believe whatever it is that your mind is telling you at this moment. You were not brought to this earth to do bad to others or yourself. Through human evolution we hope to continue to discover the nuances of our existence. When it is your time to leave this world can you fill your head with gratitude? Can you say your life was full of amazing things? Your work from the moment you are born is to discover yourself, your surroundings and your work. Embrace and love every discovery you make and every new thing you see. When you find your life’s passion give every ounce of your being to it. No matter if you were meant to start a family, be a corporate genius, travel the world, or simply be a representative for a more positive future for all; we all have a job to do. Discover what it is you were meant to pursue and go after it till your last breath.


My Friend Jake M. found this song for me. I think it is very fitting to take 5 minutes  and play this song. While listening think about what your work is, and think about what you are going to do to go after it!



Have a great weekend everyone. Thank you so much for your followings and shares.

Eyes Closed, A Reiki Experience

For those of you who would prefer the shorter version, well, my Reiki experience was AMAZING! DONE!

For those that would like a little more detail here we go!

Starting off I refrained from doing much research on the subject of Reiki Healing. I wanting to go into the experience with a curious mind instead of a expectant mind. I Am so glad I did, I don’t know that I could have had the experience that I did had I known to much about it beforehand.

I got plenty of rest and tried to keep myself calm throughout the work day. you could say I pre-gamed for it, ha!  This is not hard to do because I know and do my job well and my boss is amazing. I went for my Reiki Healing right after work. I arrived to Carols with an open door and before I could even step inside the beautiful aroma of incense had flooded my senses. I absolutely love incense. Hugs were exchanged immediately and I was guided into her fragrant Reiki Healing sanctuary of crystals and spiritual keep sakes. We sat down and first she did a card reading. It is really amazing how spot on she can be with minimal information. For those of you who don’t know me I am not easily fooled so her accuracy is quite astonishing. It is easy to see Carol has great passion for what she does. She really put into perspective, the life path I am taking, what I am doing well and what I need to work on. I have a great knack for positivism but the thing I still need to build on is my confidence. Every post I make, every quotes I come up with, every person I met and talk to is one step closer to better confidence in myself. I am grateful to know that I am on the right track.

The tarot card reading has put me in a calm and open minded mode as I am sure it is intended to do. Now begins the Reiki Healing process. I lay down on the table. I am asking many questions throughout which she certainly enjoyed answering. The lights are dim, the table bed was warm, there is meditation music in the background the incense are still glorious. She is giving minimal instructions just to the effect of what she will or will not be doing, as well as saying she may talk or may stay quiet. I asked if I could close my eyes and she was perfectly fine with that. I wanted to close my eyes because I believe it would allow me to have a fuller and truer experience. I did not want my psychological eye to be persuaded by her actions.

Needless to say my eyes are closed and I don’t know exactly where she is or what she was doing. The mystery of it was exhilarating in itself. Even when she made contact with me physically I could hardly tell and I am sure some of it I may have been unaware of in my relaxed state. All of the sudden I feel a tingling sensation from my waste to my toes. This was no ordinary feeling. It felt as though every cell of my body in the lower half was experiencing this unique tingle. Like a low electrical current. Keep in mind there was nothing resting on me, she was not touching me at the time and I was not given anything but these meditation crystals to hold in either hand. This feeling was passing as she proceeded. Then I could feel my stomach started to knot up for some reason so she began to open up the energy flow in my stomach and you literally could feel the knots untying in my stomach, this was nuts! During this I still had my eyes closed. You know when you close your eyes you see nothing right? It is all black or it is whatever you imagined it to be. Well I was still relaxing and amazingly the thoughts have been drained from my head. For me a mind void of thought is a rare treat. I began to see vivid colors roll across my eyes one at a time. This was amazing, the most vibrant of these colors was blue and then Light green. Never seen or visualized anything like this. To fully  explain this to you would be impossible. You really would have had to taken residence in my eye sockets and seen it for yourself. She did one final extraction of negative energy all the way around my body. This party you could feel but I was already in a Reiki relaxed trance at this point anyways.

After the healing was done I was super crazy relaxed. It was hard to even get up. We sat down shortly after and chatted a bit more and I asked a few more questions. I don’t know how effective cliffhangers are in the early stages of my blogging experience but Carol answered my questions and the days following Reiki was an astounding experience unmatched by anything I have ever felt previously.

Please stay tuned follow my blog and share it with your friends. Next Wed. I will explain my journey after Reiki.

Do you have a Reiki experience to share? From my understanding people can have very different experiences. I would love to hear others.

I hope everyone has a super relaxing day.

If this sounds like something you would like to experience for yourself this is were I went. 630-551-6965 Carol Rushton Reiki Master/Teacher St Charles IL. Even Carol is already excited to hear part 2 of this blob!

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Picture Quote Monday

Picture Quote Monday

“Friendship is a path to love. Love is a path to trust. Trust is a path to friendship.”
– Marc Meyer

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Confucius, Famous Quote Friday

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” 



Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher. He carried strong family and friend loyalty and he was respectful of all ages. He carried out many ancient Chinese traditions.  He was the originator of the Golden Rule, “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.”

I very well could have used the Golden Rule to talk about today, as it is a spectacular rule but I find myself relating to this other quote a little more today.  The quote is pretty straight forward. You need to make time to read,  or ignorance will take over. Reading is so important in our lives. The more you read the more you know. The more insightful you can be.

Reading is where your new creative ideas will come from.  You can learn so much from what you are reading and so much about yourself in the process. Now what you read is up to you. Novels, Non-Fiction, Magazines, News articles; you can read any number of things but to make more time for it you just have to do it. You have to find something you enjoy reading and build a routine with it. Read in the morning, read in the evening, read on your breaks at work or anytime. The success you will find in your life from reading will be immeasurable to anything else. If you do not already have something you read regularly, I suggest you go to the library and start to find something that inspires you. Everyday,Start, Continue, and never finish reading.

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Birthday Gathering Importance

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!


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Picture Quote Monday

Picture Quote Monday

“Forgive those who have wronged you and praise those who inspire you.”
– Marc Meyer



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Dr. Deepak Chopra, Famous Quote Friday

 “In every failure lies the seeds of success.”

-Dr. Deepak Chopra

Dr. Deepak Chopra is an Indian American working as a Alternative Medicine Practitioner, Physician, Public Speaker and Writer.  Dr. Deepak Chopra is certainly a medical and spiritual leader of or time. This very simple phrase, “In every failure lies the seeds of success,” packs so much meaning. It is common knowledge that no successful life is void of failure. Everyone fails at some point and it is how you react to that failure that makes you successful. Failure is how we learn. Failure is how we help future generations. Failure is how we succeed. It is like your taking these failures and planting them in your life and with a positive attitude and determination you can watch these seed grow to great things. The very concept of this blog seeded the grounds of my life and grow in result of a past failure. Now every one of you who follow, support and comment on on my blog are helping it grow to a very successful future, and I am beyond grateful for all of your support.

I’m not afraid to fail because I know I can always find positive growth out of every situation. What seeds of success are in your life? What is helping them grow? Have a great weekend and Happy November. I look forward to seeing you Monday for Picture Quote Monday’s.

Positivism In All Traditions

We all have traditions with our family, our friends and our significant others. Traditions that may be carried out during a special occasion or over a holiday. Traditions provide a positive level of comfort in our lives. Traditions give us great experiences to look forward to. Traditions strengthen the bonds we have with one another.

With that being said let me change it up! I am certain that all of us have a tradition that we do not care much for. Right? Something silly our parents or grandparents do. Something silly your spouse makes you do. Traditions are an important part of our lives and I think many of us take for granted the ones that we do not care much for. Not all traditions are positive to each individual but we must not forget who the tradition is most important to.

As humans we commonly  resist doing things that make us uncomfortable. Sometimes those uncomfortable rituals we partake in can have so much more meaning when you are involved and so hurtful when you are not. With many holidays approaching there is going to be many traditions carried out and even new ones forming. Take a moment and think about those traditions you don’t care for……Challenge yourself and approach them with a positive attitude. Don’t pay attention to how you feel but pay attention to how the person you are doing it for feels.  You are going to make them smile, you are going to make them happy. You are sending them positive vibes of acceptance instead of negative resistance. In return you can feel the joy and gratitude from them. Doing things for other people is very satisfying is it not? The feelings of happiness you receive from doing something for someone you love is unmatchable.

The next time you are faced with that traditional dish you don’t care for, EAT IT anyways. The next time that song comes on that your whole family sings, CHIME IN. The next time that traditional game comes out, PLAY IT. Embrace those traditions you don’t enjoy for the sake of those you love and the positivism will be spread through everyone.

I know a few traditions that I don’t totally care much for but this time I choose to approach them with a more positive attitude. What traditions do you have a hard time with? It is time to change that. Choose to look at them with a more positive perspective.

Thank you all so much for your loyal following. I enjoy your support, your likes, your comments, your blogs and your feedback. I hope to build traditions with this blog and I hope to keep it going for a long time. If you want, you can help me with this in 2 easy ways: Sharing this blog with others and also sharing your thoughts with me.  Enjoy the rest of your day, I will see you Friday for Famous Quote Friday!

Picture Quote Monday

Picture Quote Monday

“You don’t learn from perfection you learn from your efforts toward perfection.”
– Marc Meyer

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Famous Quote Friday Lady Gaga

“Celebrate all the things you don’t like about yourself – love yourself.”
Lady Gaga

I was not a big fan of Lady Gaga, her Image, or her music from the start. But now I respect all of them. Getting to know her a little more outside of the spotlight I realize she is just being herself. Her originality is eccentric and beautiful.

Her quote speaks to me so much. We all have things we do not like about ourselves. But do we ask ourselves why? We need to improve ourselves everyday. We need to embrace our faults and love ourselves for who we are. Lady Gaga could not have said it better. Celebrate who you are and love it.

Can you think of anything you don’t particularly like about yourself? Try to love that part of you and just let everything else fall into place.

Love yourself, love your weekend and love your life.

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