8/1 Soul Quench

Today’s Soul Quench comes from my favorite little online pick me up “Note from the Universe.”

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This morning on my way to work I was feeling a little Blah…Blah… I wanted things to happen faster in my life. So I started to internally shout, protest and become dissatisfied with the world around me. During my train commute I tried playing Candy Crush on my phone, hoping it would take my mind off of my despair. Well, that didn’t work! I lost all my lives in 10 minutes (if you never played this game before…you have been warned, it is very addictive!) which angered me even more, so much so that I wanted to throw my phone on the floor and do the Irish River dance on it. Instead of doing that nonsensical act, I took a few deep breaths so I could come back to my core being. I decided to check my email from my phone and thank God that I did. The first email I seen was from Tut… A Note from the Universe. I opened it up and read the below little nugget of inspiration. It was all I needed to bring everything back into perspective. I love when things fall into my lap serendipitously. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Tut… A Note from the Universe

Dreams come true, that’s what they do. The only variable is when.

For the slow approach: Resist. Attach. Insist. Deny. Stop. Second guess. Whine. Argue. Defend. Protest. Cry. Struggle. And ask others, when you know the answer yourself.

For the quick approach: Visualize. Pretend. Prepare. Dodge. Roll. Serpentine. Do not waiver over intentions, but over methods. Show up, even when nothing happens. And give thanks in advance.

You knew that,
The Universe

*If you want to receive little nuggets of Joy, Love and Inspiration all you have to do is sign up at http://www.tut.com .

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Silencing The Little Bitchy Gremlin

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Hello fellow Hunters! Often times I find myself looking down the well of self-doubt. It’s not a view of myself I am most proud of but it happens from time to time. For me it usually comes when I finish writing one of my short stories or when I am about to perform on stage.  That is when that nagging little voice speaks the loudest.

The voice I so lovingly dub “THE LITTLE BITCHY GREMLIN!”

Now this gremlin will take his/her horn, hold it up to my ears and  whisper soothing words like, “you suck,” “you will never make it,” “you’re not talented enough,” “you will never attain your goals,” ” you’re too young for this or too old for that.” Oh and my favorite,” put down those Girl Scout Thin Mints or you will start to resemble Borat in a lime green bathing suit”!

Although, my bitchy little gremlin might have a point on the Thin Mint topic, I have learned how to drown out its wicked little banter.

First, neutralize the negative thoughts by infusing them with inspirational words. No, I am not talking about going all Viola Davis from “The Help” chanting (in my best southern accent) You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important”… Unless that’s what floats your boat. Then have at it. Instead I take a deep breath and repeat the phrase “I choose my happiness, my doubt is based on fear not fact and I release it.”  Then I think of all the things both past and present, that inspires me and made want to become a writer and a dancer…Then I smile!

Lastly, I put on my playlist called “Feel Good Music (sorry no creative name there)” in my iTunes library. These are all the songs that either makes me want to immediately jump up and dance or the words inspire me to keep on moving.

I encourage you to find those few things in life that will keep you revved up and passionate about your journey towards your goals, in other words, capture your own little butterfly.

Here is a sneak peek of my playlist.

1. Summer sun – Koop
2. Closer to my dreams – Goapele
3. Coming Back Around – Pete Simpson
4. Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys and Jay – Z
5. Breathe – Telepopmusik
6. Journey – Don’t Stop Believing (best karaoke song!)
7. Run the World (Girls) – Beyoncé
8. Love and Happiness – La India (version)
9. Feeling Good – The Quantic Soul Orchestra Feat. Alice Russell
10. Don’t Stop Dancing Girl – Kaskade Feat. Haley

Bonus: Ride to California ~ Paper Tongues (I am obsessed with this song)

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone…

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I know… I know… you don’t have to say it! I have been gone too long! Please accept my deepest apologies my fellow hunters. The Huntress has been busy networking and building connections for my upcoming book. Unfortunately, I had to take a step back from the blog to chase some literary butterflies. But have no fear I am back with new adventures and more witty banter! Stay tuned for fresh posts that would make you go hmmm…

I have received a few emails of people telling me that they do not know how to follow my blog. Well it’s easy! All you have to do is look at the right side of the blog and click the “Follow” button. Please pass my blog on to your friends, family or enemies! Heck all are welcome into fold. 🙂

Until we meet again! Keep chasing your dreams!

Top 5 things that keep you from flipping the table over and screaming, “Say hello to my little friend!”

We can all remember a few times in our lives when certain situations or individuals caused us to react negatively. This reaction I lovingly call “poking the lion.” Although I am a fairly calm person, at times my patience is non-existent. In all fairness I am working on this little hiccup day by day hopefully to ultimately become zen’ed out. Until then I have discovered a few tried and true methods that have kept me from flipping over the table and screaming, “Say hello to my little friend!”

1. Chocolate in any form… My personal preference is a chocolate chip cookie. 1pc should do the trick no more than that! Disclaimer: Failure to eat more than 1pc of anything made with delicious chocolate will result in you having a big a@#. Unless, that is your goal, well then by all means eat up!

2. Ryan Gosling in V-neck cashmere sweater à la Crazy, Stupid, Love … The color really doesn’t matter as long as it’s a V-neck sweater and it’s Ryan Gosling who is wearing it! As for the visual ladies and gents (I don’t judge) … You’re welcome!

3. Clean as if your mother A.K.A Monk is coming to visit! When I have some expendable anger that with all my might, I am trying not to unleash on the intended target…I clean and scowl my whole house! It’s a great stress releaser and your home will thank you for it!

4. Dance as if you’re Jennifer Beals reprising your role in Flash dance! That’s right folks! Put on your favorite music whether it’s Rock, Reggae, Soca, Samba, Salsa, Irish Riverdance, Middle Eastern, Hip Hop etc. Whatever it is just rock out to it! You will shake the negative energy away and shed a few pounds all at once! Sounds like a win– win to me.

5. Breathe…Scream into a pillow. Release that entire ball of pent- up energy. Then pick up a book with some encouraging words. Preferably one on the subject of LETTING GO! I repeat LETTING GO not to be confused with GOING OFF! This is what we are trying to avoid. I have listed a few books that have helped me from releasing the KRACKEN on more than one occasion!

1. The Gospel According to Jesus by Paul Ferrini
2. How to Heal Toxic Thoughts by Sandra Ingerman
3. Divine Guidance by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

I hope you will find my little suggestions helpful. I know they have helped me in times when my emotions were about to get the best of me.

Please remember step away from the situation, breathe and release.

Ciao for now! 🙂

12/3 Soul Quench

Every now and again my soul get’s thirsty for a little bit of inspiration to quench my spiritual thirst.  So I thought it would be a good idea to start sending out a weekly blast of inspiration that helps me keep a smile on my face and peace in my heart!  Hopefully, you will also find it helpful on your life journey.

This weeks Soul Quench comes from Hans King. Please take the time to read his amazing words on the pursuit of Happiness. 🙂

“Karma will never stop the possibilities of your joy. It will never stop the possibilities of experiencing life.”
~Hans King

We all strive for it. It is considered one of the single most desirable things in life, and, yet, it so very often eludes us. It is, in fact, so coveted that we have even incorporated it into our national lexicon. “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is the dream that we here have all grown up with. So why is it that this golden promise seems, at times, to be withheld from so many of us? Henry David Thoreau wisely said, “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”

Centuries ago, Aristotle observed that “Happiness depends on ourselves.” We can push it away, delay it, or embrace it. It costs us nothing, and asks only for our acceptance. When, as Thoreau said, we busy ourselves with the callings of life—and particularly with those things which fulfill and nurture our inner beings—happiness quite naturally unfolds before us. This is no earth-shaking secret, it is simply a law of Life.

Sometimes, however, we get off track. Sometimes we require outside help in learning how to reclaim our joy. This is nothing to be ashamed of, for we have all fallen into those periods of desperation and longing. It is in staying there that we fall short. We, as creations of the Divine, are meant to experience happiness. It is the answer to an innate and deeply held need within everyone of us. Make no mistake—it is our right, it is our calling, and it is waiting to make us whole.

A Fist Full of Brownies

Have you ever had the strong urge to do something naughty? I am talking about the urge to do an act so out of your comfort zone that at that very moment you did not care of the consequences. Well for me the answer is yes! And my impulse urge that I acted upon is called “a fist full of brownies.”

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It was Monday evening and I had arrived home after a long day at work. And all I wanted to do was come home and decompress. So I started my evening ritual of fixing my dinner (which usually is compiled of the past few days of leftovers or takeout) and sitting down on my big comfy chair while watching a few shows on Hulu. Everything was going according to plan until something started to swirl inside of me.  It started out with a thought, then a sensation and ended with an urge.

The urge was to shove a fist full of brownies in my mouth!

I tried resisting this urge. I tried to ignore its cry. I drank water, chewed gum I even went online to my social network for support but the calling was too strong. I got up from my chair walked into the kitchen and opened my cabinet slowly; hoping that there was no brownie mix or any ingredients of that nature to be found. Once the cabinet door was completely opened I began to hear an angelic chorus burst out from the shelves, there was a bright light coming from one of the boxes as if it was the Holy Grail. And for me it was! It was a box of Ghirardelli brownie mix winking at me, seducing me with the promise of chewy gewy chocolate goodness. It played on my weakness, I answered its call, and resistance was futile. I preheated the oven to 350 and well…you know the rest.

After the blissfulness of that brief experience had ended I looked over at the pan of leftover brownies and all urges had vanished.  I wanted them out of my sight, the urge was gone, and I was done. I took the remaining brownies and threw them in the trash.

The next day I thought about me succumbing to my urge. I questioned myself why I would shove a fist full of brownies into my mouth? It was from that simple question I received a simply answer, it was for the experience.

The simple experience of slowly chewing a mouthful of fudge brownies (don’t judge), nothing more and nothing less. Yes, I could have tried harder to say no, I could have put up photos of girls in bikinis on the cabinet to remind myself that summer was fast approaching and I did not want to look like Orca on the beach. I could have done a lot of things but the reality is I made a choice to have that experience.

Sometimes I wonder if that is what life is all about. If life is made up of a series of choices in order for you to have the experiences that your soul needs to learn a lesson, to grow or to progress to the next level of your life cycle. That there is no right or wrong answers there is only choice. And the right or wrong aspect comes into play when you involve morals and rules. Please don’t get me wrong, with every choice that you make it comes in a package deal along with something I like to call “consequences.”

The topic of consequences is something I would like pick your brains about but I will save that for another time when we can discuss it around the old water cooler. For now I will bid you adieu and thank you for taking the time out to read my dribble!

🙂 Feel free to post questions, comments or if you remember a time where you felt the urge to have an experience and the choices that you made.

Just a little inspiration to get you thinking!

1. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
2. Dear God: I have a problem. Sometimes, it’s me.
3. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
4. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
5. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
6. Do the math. Count your blessings.
7. Faith is the ability to not panic.
8. Laugh every day, it’s like inner jogging.
9. If we worry, we probably didn’t pray. If we pray, we probably don’t worry.
10. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day.
11. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
12. The most important things in our homes are the people.
13. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knots for us.
14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead. And who knows where he has gone?
16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.
17. Nothing is real to you until we experience it, otherwise it’s just hearsay.
18. It’s all right to sit on our “pity pot” every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.
19. Surviving and living our life successfully requires courage. The goals and dreams we seek require courage and risk-taking. Learn from the turtle — it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.
20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
~ Author Unknown

A Wonderland of Miracles!

Today’s inspiration and Book recommendation comes from Neale Donald Walsch’s Book “When God Steps in, Miracles Happen”.

In miracle working, you must be prepared to ignore the evidence of your own eyes, you must close up your ears. And you must be out of your mind. If you are in your head, if you are in your mind, you will think your way right out of the miracle. When you perform miracles, you do the unthinkable.

Now, in order to do any of this, you must understand it. You must understand that Reality is not what it seems to be. You must be clear that we live in an Alice in Wonderland world, in which we all live by agreement that what is Real is not real, and that what is Not Real is real. And you must understand that, as in Wonderland, everyone is making it all up. But here’s what they don’t tell you. The one who is the most convincing is the one most likely to have it his own way.

~Neale Donald Walsch

What is an Elusive Butterfly?!

This will be my forum to examine, rant, or just light heartily talk about my experiences as I go through life. Most importantly my life in the New City chasing Serendipitous Divination Arcana better known as The Elusive butterfly. My little fluttery friend has many faces such as love, career, finances, joyful experiences (by joyful experiences, I mean the equivalent of being Charlie and finding the golden wrapper to allow entrance into Wonka’s factory) and the occasional look behind the mighty wizard’s curtain kind of revelations.

Please check in regularly for new post and the occasional bowl of chat stew!