Sunday Session – The Other Elvis

I am joining Thea at Do I Really Wanna Blog? and adding some music to this blog

New rules – there are no rules!
On Sundays I play music on my blog.
Old or new or in between.
Related or not.
But always songs I love!
Here are my picks for this week.
You can play along by linking up with Thea.
Happy Sunday!

It would appear I also missed that it would have been Elvis Presley’s 77th birthday last Sunday. As Thea and Linda have gone with an Elvis theme this week, I thought I would go with the other Elvis, Costello that is, and play some of my favourite songs of his.

I have a nephew called Oliver and every time I think of him I think of this song, Oliver’s Army.

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And it’s A Good Year For The Roses.

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And I love this song from Notting Hill

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Join in the fun.

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Friday Funny – Fotoshop by Adobe

It’s Friday, a day for winding down, for looking forward to the weekend. It’s a great time to share a laugh and a giggle, so on Fridays I’m linking up with Shelly at Tropical Mum.

So, the idea is to share anything that is humorous. It can be a funny post you’ve written in the past or present, a video you’ve found, a joke you’ve heard, a funny picture…anything that tickles your funny bone.

You too can look like a cover girl. Here’s how.

 

So what has got you giggling this week? Join in the fun.

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Wordless Wednesday – Looking Up

Taking part in Wordless Wednesday at My Little Drummer Boys.

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Sunday Session – Secret Garden

I am joining Thea at Do I Really Wanna Blog? and adding some music to this blog

New rules – there are no rules!
On Sundays I play music on my blog.
Old or new or in between.
Related or not.
But always songs I love!
Here are my picks for this week.
You can play along by linking up with Thea.
Happy Sunday!

Last night I watched the movie The Secret Garden and I am using that as this week’s theme.

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First up is Secret Garden by Bruce Springsteen used in the movie Jerry Maguire.

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And just to show how real seduction is done: Quincy Jones (Al B. Sure!, El DeBarge, James Ingram and Barry White) The Secret Garden

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The Betrayal

I am generous to the core,
My trust you did betray,
My calls you now ignore,
Why treat me this way?

The lies I believed,
As my money you stole,
By every word deceived,
That was ever your goal.

Gone is the laughter,
Silenced by your duplicity,
No happily ever after,
Shattered by your dishonesty.

Today I am alone,
If only I had known.

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Friday Funny – Laughter

 It’s Friday, a day for winding down, for looking forward to the weekend. It’s a great time to share a laugh and a giggle, so on Fridays I’m linking up with Shelly at Tropical Mum.

So, the idea is to share anything that is humorous. It can be a funny post you’ve written in the past or present, a video you’ve found, a joke you’ve heard, a funny picture…anything that tickles your funny bone.

Proving that laughter is contagious, it all starts with one lady, and then another, and then a guy, and soon the whole train starts laughing.

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So what has got you giggling this week? Join in the fun.

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How to Experience Spiritual Enlightenment

“We crazy spiritual seekers…spending our lives trying to awaken, instead of resting in the awakening that is already here now and always.” ~Kathleen McCarthy


Spiritual enlightenment happens when you are in a state of no-mind, where the mind is so calm and at ease that it seems to disappear… and only the witness remains. When your mind has completely let go of this world, and is completely non-attached to everything in it from a place of love, peace and compassion, then and only then are you truly free. The mind is our greatest cause of suffering, and is what allows us to be liberated from it. It is the great mechanism we need to transcend all “thinking” and discover the awesome natural state of bliss within.

If you want to reach the state of spiritual enlightenment, the first thing you want to do, is stop doing. Stop doing whatever you are trying to accomplish in your life for this moment. Stop thinking, stop efforting, and stop trying to achieve anything for a few moments right now. Just trust this experience. Let go of ALL your intense inner efforting for the rest of today. Just for today, relax into your body and realize in your heart of hearts that you are an Infinite Being and will never die. Allow for this one simple truth to be found in each experience today and a dynamic shift in your consciousness will occur.

Secondly, know that each experience you have in life is the “right” experience. Every lesson you are here to learn is being provided to you through each life experience. Remember, nothing is by chance. The Universe is constantly giving you all the consciousness you need to embrace each experience and each experience is designed to awaken, enlighten and empower you.

When your interpretation of each experience includes the knowing that there IS a divine energy who loves and accepts you just as you are, you can never have a “bad” experience. The Universe is an infinitely intelligent and conscious energy which is always supporting you to awaken into your greatest potentiality.

“In a single moment, in one stroke, you can become enlightened. It is not a gradual process, because enlightenment is not something that you have to invent. It is something that you have to discover. It is already there. It is not something that you have to manufacture. If you have to manufacture it, of course, it will take time; but it is already there.” ~Osho

If a certain problem or issue keeps arising in you and will not go away, sit with it. Face it directly and ask yourself, “What is the exact issue I would like more clarity and understanding about?” Write it down and voice it out loud. Find out what this issue sound like and talk with this “other” voice inside you who is creating this issue. Listen. Pay attention to the mental chatter happening in your head. It is pointing you towards the divine answer. Follow it with curiosity and let it show you the way through. Each issue in your life repeats itself because it is unlearned and ignored. Once you pay attention to the wake up call by realizing the infinite being you really are, your problems will dissolve immediately and spiritual enlightenment presents itself as your natural state of being!

Our problems, anxieties, and personal issues are like particles of sand in between our toes. Depending how we walk they either grind at us or massage our feet. Your problems are always your greatest spiritual teachers in disguise. Explore each of them with a childlike curiosity and they will reveal themselves as the brilliant messengers that they are. You have a greater wisdom inside you that simply needs a bit of nurturing and compassion. If you feel stuck and cannot see what your issues/problems are, simply practice being grateful for whatever is in your life right now and enjoy it!

Spiritual Enlightenment is a state of pure awareness that is free from the chattering mind and connected with the infinite all loving powerful Source. In this enlightened state, the world is absolutely perfect as it is. You feel, see, and experience the divine order in everything. There is a great warm love in your heart all the time and every action in your life becomes very very easy because your essence is always at ease.

The awesome state of Spiritual Enlightenment occurs naturally when we deepen in our sadana (spiritual practice) and are consistent with it. A constant focus towards the unlimited source of love, consciousness and power creates a more enlightened, empowered, loving state of being in you. When you have raised your vibration enough, your mind will relax and see the blessing in everything. This relaxation is a state of emptiness where you are surrendered to the vastness of this infinite Universe.

“Close your eyes and see it there. Be silent and have a taste of it. Your very nature is what I call enlightenment. Enlightenment is not something alien, outside you. It is not somewhere else in time and space. It is you, your very core.” ~Osho

Supreme states of bliss are available to you now! This highly advanced spiritually enlightened state of being is easy to access when you are raising your vibration daily. The Super Manifesting Program does just that! You’ll open your mind and heart chakra to a whole new level and drop into the spiritual enlightenment you are meant to experience.  Instantly download this life transfomational experience today at www.SuperManifestor.com

Sending you many spiritually enlightening moments your way….

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Wordless Wednesday – Self Portraits

 

Taking part in Wordless Wednesday at My Little Drummer Boys.

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Sunday Session – 2012 The Year Ahead

I am joining Thea at Do I Really Wanna Blog? and adding some music to this blog

New rules – there are no rules!
On Sundays I play music on my blog.
Old or new or in between.
Related or not.
But always songs I love!
Here are my picks for this week.
You can play along by linking up with Thea.
Happy Sunday!

It’s January 1st 2012 and I thought I would take a look at what the year has ahead for us.

It is the Chinese year of the water dragon. The Year of the Water Dragon (1992, 1952 and 2012) is noted for its calm, visionary intelligence, and balance of right brain creativity with left brain logic. The year is most likely to bestow the Chinese Five Blessings of harmony, virtue, riches, fulfillment and longevity. Sounds good to me.

So here is Dragon with Rain.

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According to the Mayan calendar on December 21 it is The End Of The World As We Know It.

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Happy New Year. May it be a year full of abundance, laughter and bliss.

Join in the fun.

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Friday Funny – 2012 The End Of The World

It’s Friday, a day for winding down, for looking forward to the weekend. It’s a great time to share a laugh and a giggle, so on Fridays I’m linking up with Shelly at Tropical Mum.

So, the idea is to share anything that is humorous. It can be a funny post you’ve written in the past or present, a video you’ve found, a joke you’ve heard, a funny picture…anything that tickles your funny bone.

Since 2012 marks the end of the world I thought I would go with some cartoons on the subject.

So what has got you giggling this week? Join in the fun.

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