Monday, July 18, 2016

Gratitude Monday --Husband Coffee Edition

My husband brought me coffee in bed yesterday morning and for it I am grateful.
He will often offer breakfast in bed. I haven't taken him up on it in years so when he offered yesterday I countered with a request for coffee.
He rarely drinks the stuff himself and only when he's not home so he had to confirm what he needed to do.
I rested. He took care of the brewing and brought me the results.
It was wonderful.
I either get up with him or earlier and have my first cup of coffee outside. Yesterday it was the second cup.
Change is good, and so is having coffee in bed.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Gratitude Monday -- Spontaneous Regression Edition

Today I am grateful for a number of things including being a transpersonal hypnotherapist with additional past-life regression training.
Here's what happened:
The other day I ran across a method for getting at the subconscious quickly and making changes in a few minutes.
I have no training in this method and only saw one example of how it works. Based on what I saw in a video I decided to try it.
I've done it a few times. It works well enough, but I got more than I expected during one session: the source of the problem was in a past life.
I've been to this life five times now and long thought I was done with it.
I was wrong.
In this procedure one allows all the naysaying, complaints, sniping,  the general negativity, one hears during life to bubble up and be heard rather than dismissing it. Once it has its say one lets it go.
I went right back to the prison cell where I died in my last life. I spoke the way I did in that life. I cannot recreate the accented English at any other time.
I am grateful I tried this method. I am grateful I found the source of the issue, and I am grateful I knew what to do.
The very first time I went to this life happened when I was covering a talk on Alzheimer's for the newspaper around 1989.
During the session we were asked to close our eyes and listen while a tape played rhythmic knocking. I saw a cold evening scene of a late fall. I heard boots crunching on snow.
I was terrified. I had to steel myself to not get up and run away. I now know that it was a spontaneous past life regression. I am glad it happened in that it set me on a path to find out more about hypnosis, past lives, and spiritual work.
During ensuing, conducted regressions I went back to that life as it's had the most impact on this one.
Like I said, I thought I was done with it.
While I think I am done with that life now, I don't want to speak too soon. There may be more waiting.
If so, then bring it on. I know what to do.

I have been vague about the method I used because I don't want anyone to do what I did. If you find it on your own and play with it, then it is your choice.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Gratitude Monday -- Independent Friends Edition

Dear USA,

Happy Independence Day!

I am so grateful our countries are friends.

Yours Truly,
The Goat's Lunch Pail

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Yes, Mr. President.
Yes it does.

Happy Canada Day

Happy Birthday Canada!

Yes, Mr. President.
Yes it does.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Gratitude Monday -- One Gratitude Leads To Another Edition

I have a great deal to be grateful for, and for that I am grateful.
On the weekend before last my friend Sylvia and I had a girls' weekend in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It was a blast.
During it we did some spur of the moment shoe shopping. A family-owned shoe store on Main Street was said to have hard to find sizes. I have small, hard to fit feet.
I found the best pair of hiking shoes ever.
I bought them.
They are wonderful.
This past weekend my husband and I went camping and did some hiking in Jasper National Park. For this I am grateful.
The new shoes got a thorough tryout on the Valley of the Five Lakes Hike.  We ended up going about 8. 3 km ( about  5 mi. in the Old Tongue).
We did a shorter, steeper hike the next day.
Though I am a bit footsore from all the walking the hikers worked well and I am grateful I bought them.

One of the five lakes in the valley.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Gratitude Monday - Unquestioned Good Health Edition

I had my three month check-in with my cancer surgeon recently. All is well and for that I am grateful.
Up until now I've had to see him every three months and get some bloodwork done about two weeks prior to the visit.
This time he said, "Your blood work is pristine."
Okay. I don't know quite how that can be, but I was damned if I was going to question it.
I smiled and took the win.

Meanwhile, I only have to see him every six months now, but still need to get the blood work done every three months. I am to get a CT scan in the late summer.  The next colonoscopy is the far future of 2018.
Cancer, my ass!