I guess Greeks have a name day that is really a Saints Day, which is what they celebrate. I can relate to that but my birthday has always been hard for me to accept that I need to celebrate. I worked in casinos since I was 19 years old, we worked double shifts on weekends and public holidays were always double shifts and no time off. So even my 21st was a double shift, I worked on cruise ships for 18 years where every day is a work day, with the odd day off, only the last few years did I arrange it that I was off that day, so I did not get embarrassed with an announcement of my birthday.
Last year this friend of mine Lesley put it in a way that made sense to me why people celebrate there birthday. Like the Greeks with the saints day you are celebrating the day you came into this world, which is a blessing, you are giving thanks for all the gifts you were given to be healthy, all your experiences and the unique person the universe created and your unique gift you were given, so you can give back to the universe. I am still trying to discover this gift I was given, I am trying to remember my childhood desires. Nothing comes to me; I wish to remember childhood memories as well. All seems to have left me. I will remember soon.
I approached this year differently; it is a big year for me one of the milestone ones as my nephew Kyle so delicately put it. It takes a thoughtless person or thoughtful person to say it as it is. I had all good intentions to go up the cableway to Table Mountain but lo and behold the weather was not playing along, it was not meant to be. I have not been up Table Mountain in 15 years or so; I will go up when the time is ready. It is one of the vortexes in this world wonderful energy surrounding, or it is on the ley lines I read a book on it once. I have never in all my years hiked up Table Mountain is that not a big shame. I have faced my fears of scuba diving; I actually passed my scuba diving, the panicky feeling when taking off the mask under the ocean.
Love & Joy Now in My World of Books
I seem to be attracted to books with Joy on I have progressed from love, peace now joy is following me around. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
I have finally got to reading, “eat, love and pray” the book after seeing the movie a couple of times. I also found a book on Expecting Adam, I had heard so much about this book, and I am finally going to read this. I found some books on Osho on Joy as well, this will have to wait, I have a queuing system going, so many books, I have to make time to read them. Some are like a reference library really, like New Earth from Eckart Tolle I keep going back to it whilst I see some of his DVD’s.
Sharma’s book the Saint, the Surfer and CEO; I spoke about it in the last post that I had started reading this book. This book of this wonderful man really resonated with me. I just loved the Monk that Sold the Ferrari but this is my next best one. The CEO bit I need to work through still. I have drawn a Mind Map of the 3 on separate sheets. It is easy to forget things so this is a way to remember easier of course I highlighted the book to death as is the other book. It is just easier when you go to read it or find something that you want to refresh your mind with.
Stained Glass Window in books Now in My World
I loved the stained class window on how we all perceive this world and everything very differently it all filters through our own stained glass window, where our own life experiences colors it, our lessons are embedded bad experiences, just brilliant to make sense of this. I like when you can associate things like this. We all look at a coffee mug and see it differently or have a different view of what it represents. For you or me, my mug may represent a time in my life when I worked on cruise ships, to someone else it might represent a TV series, I have one of those NYPD police mug, see I can’t even tell you what it says on it. To me I connect it with a cruise ship I was working on at the time out of New Jersey, the Voyager. Someone else will just see it as a blue mug, or as oh wow its from New York.
I am reading the Byron Katie book “I Need Your Love – Is That True?” it has the 4 questions like in the first book “Loving What Is”. It has lots of stories of different people so something will jump out at you that applies in your life, or else you can turn around your questions and work through your blocks in your life. You need to love yourself first, it all boils down to you, its not there problem but your problem, they are mirroring you. Love is all there is.
Another book in My World Now
I keep finding these books, today I started on Robin Sharma’s book “The Saint, the Surfer and the CEO. I have already read and loved his first book “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”, if you have never read this; this is brilliant for all the title sounds a bit naff.
The second book was on my wish list and I walked in a 2nd hand bookshop and there it was waiting for me, thank you very much universe for your help. It looks to be a very inspiring book, I will write more about it next time round.
More on Now in My World
I finally got around to going to a Ayurveda doctor to find out what my dosha is, I always thought I was pitta but turns out I am Vata. So as it is coming up to winter in lovely South Africa I need to keep warm and eat warm food. I always feel the cold badly no matter where I am, I worked on cruise ships for 18 years in the casino and boy did I feel the cold with all that air conditioning going 24/7. I wore tracksuits when not working always made sure I had a comforter when I joined a new ship, if it was not one of these new ones that provided them. Even when I worked in the casino I would feel the cold, luckily towards the end of my ship time we wore like polystyrene blouses, which at least kept you, warm.
The doctor also suggested I massaged myself before my shower or bath with sesame oil; I could add essential oils to add aroma to it. I was a bit skeptical at first about my hair as I have white (grey) hair that is quite fine. (I always had oily hair). No it has been a week and so far my hair does not look all greasy it is fine, not sure about in the hot summer time.
I am continuing on in My Journey where it will lead me I am sure is simply within me.
As Adyashanti says: “We are Sense Organs for the Divine”. You can see some of his Youtube clips on the side for Adyashanti a wonderful wise American spiritual leader, he says it so simply and beautifully.
I am changing a few of my Affirmations that I use Now in My World, I discovered this new one “I am inexhaustibly wealthy” I quite like this. I watch Doreen Virtue one video clip on her weekly readings she said, “I trust”, that’s a biggie in many ways. We tend to be not so trusting in many ways. I am still listening to the CD of Whispers of Spirit and Happiness, my parrot loves the one that says I am a child I can change my mind, children change there minds.
Affirmations from Robin Sharma Now in My World
I still use Robin Sharma’s affirmation, I quite like it “I am more that I appear to be, all the worlds strength and power rests in me”, a great one.
“I am a genius and I apply all my wisdom” from Dr Demartini the Breakthrough Experience. I have been doing this until I got to do the breakthrough, I discovered something I did not like but it is a trait we all possess unfortunately. We tend to judge people by their nationality, which is so judgmental, and prejudice. I was doing it on my dad, but discovered that we all have some kind of prejudice within us, if we only take a look you will see it, be it about fat or thin people, someone with a big belly.
Now in My World Affirmations
I am still working on all those affirmations in My World Now and busy with the Breakthrough Experience.
I am also listening to Whitney Houston The Bodyguard soundtrack, that voice is so amazing, bless her.What a scary thing really Whitney Houston dead, she was such a talent Whitney.
Affirmations we are perfect as we are.
I got to start my year with one of my favorite spiritual activities that is Singing Bowl Meditation at the Tibetan Teahouse in Simonstown. It was the Chakra Balancing one, so I am all ready for 2012 or more prepared should I say. You get to feel all these wonderful vibrations, sounds entering your cellular memory; I find it really resonates with me. They do a free session the last Saturday of the month at 2pm or the first Wednesday at 11am. I highly recommend this, you don’t need your own bowl, and they will let you use one of theirs. It is a great way to clear your space.
More on Space in My World
I was sitting this morning with my parrot Syddie in the garden with my coffee. I looked at the trees next to me, or through the spaces of the leaves. I could see the sky, almost like it’s telling me there is hope at the end of the tunnel. It fascinates me; you can look through all the spaces, almost like you are creating space in your heart and mind at the same time. You are allowing things to surface by creating this space.
Creating Space in My World
I am listening to Iyanla Vanzant’s audio “One Day My Soul Just Opened Up” I bought it many years ago in the US. I loaned it to my one sister-in-law and she only returned it last year, obviously I am only now ready for it. Everything comes into your life when you are ready to receive it.
SPACE IN YOUR HEART - SPACE IN YOUR MIND - SPACE IN YOUR LIFE - SPACE IN MY WORLD NOW