Saturday, February 26, 2011
|Sleepy, a Survivor and Queen of the new Flock|
There is an irresponsible dog owner who lives down the street. She owns two gorgeous Labrador Retrievers. On January 2 the dogs grabbed one of our free-range chickens and killed it. They were simply doing what labs do. The dogs returned in a week and badly injured another one of our chickens. They took the hen down to their house. Their owner returned with the injured bird and promised that she would not let her dogs out until after 6 pm. By that time our hens are up in their roost for the night so no worries. We told her that we were going to figure out a way to better secure our flock.
We realized that we needed to fence the girls in because it wasn't safe for them to free range anymore. So several hundred dollars later with a new fence and safe yard for the chickens we felt better. (Not to mention the vet bill for the injured Shelly!)
A few weeks later I went out to buy some groceries for an upcoming blizzard. When I returned I found the lab inside the fenced area killing one of our girls, another was dead inside the coop and a third was missing. I don't do this often, but I fell apart. Then, I got so angry!!!
So, WWPD? The old Pam would have marched down to the irresponsible dog owner's house and who knows what would have happened! You can only imagine what I was thinking. But, do you know what I did? NOTHING Here is the deal, I can't change any one's beliefs but my own. I can be the responsible pet owner. I can be the peaceful warrior. If others lack integrity there is nothing I can do about it. I have integrity. Anger and violence don't solve problems. Violence and anger don't give someone ethics and integrity.
A few weeks ago we went out and bought five new chickens that are six months old. We put an electric wire around their yard. The two surviving chickens are doing well. Shelly, who was badly injured, has grown back her tail feathers even better than they were before.
WWYD? The Y stands for YOU.
It was in 1999 that I decided to seriously study Feng Shui. This began with a trip to Monterrey Park, California to study at the American Feng Shui Institute. I remember flying into LAX late in the evening excited, but not quite knowing how I was going to get to my final destination. Needless to say, I made it and since that time there has been no looking back. Later that year I returned to AFSI to take the advanced class.
It was in Fort Lauderdale, Florida studying with Master Raymond Lo that I fell in love with Four Pillars of Destiny, Chinese Astrology. I was covered in goose bumps as Raymond taught about famous people and their charts. Through word of mouth and the internet I was then introduced to several of the other teachers who have enriched my life.
I have had the opportunity to study not only with Chinese masters, but also famous medical intuitives, dowsers and healers. Since 1999 I have traveled to Los Angeles, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, Austin, St. Louis, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Seattle and Fayetteville, Arkansas. I have returned to some of these cities several times. Every journey brought me to where I am today.
So I guess what I'm saying here is that 1999 was such a significant time for me. As I speak with other friends and clients I realize it was very important for them as well. I love what Steve Jobs, CEO and founder of Apple, said at a commencement speech at Stanford. "Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college, but it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever--because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference".
Can you connect the dots in your life? I encourage you to do so. Your reflection might amaze you!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
In the Chinese zodiac, the rabbit is fourth in a cycle of 12 animals that represent each Chinese New Year, with the Year of the Rabbit falling between February 3, 2011 to January 22, 2012. Today is the day to place your Feng Shui enhancements and remedies. It is also the day to get your astrology updates if you are a believer.
Looking at the elements, this is a year of metal sitting on top of wood. These elements fight, so it will most likely be another year of weird weather patterns, natural disasters and wars. Right now we have the severe unrest in Egypt and we are snowed in in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Rabbit is an animal of romance, so this year there could be many unusual love relationships. If you have a Horse as your Day Master in your Four Pillars Astrology chart, you could experience a break-up. If you have a Dog, you could find love.
You need a really good Chinese astrologer, like me, to help you see the potentials. The Northwest is the best sector while the East is the most challenging sector of your home, office or country for that matter.
So, this white girl who lives in the Heartland of the USA, wishes all of you a Very Happy and Prosperous Year of the Rabbit!
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