Category Archives: law of attraction

Finger painting anyone?



One morning this past summer, my companion was getting ready to head out to do some work for his Mom. He dressed wearing a very extra large and baggy (comfy), old work shirt. I made a comment about his comfy shirt and as we chatted I was suddenly presented with a memory of kindergarten when we used to wear our fathers’ old shirts backwards to protect our clothes from the mess of craft time and especially flying finger paints! I hadn’t given finger painting any thought at all since. Continue reading

Raising A Glass To Napoleon Hill


October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970

One of my life’s favorite heroes and mentors, Mr. Hill left us when I was 8. He remains as one of my best models for what it means to leave a legacy behind, one that has saved this butt’s bacon on more than one occasion over the last 2 decades, especially so over the last 10 years as I committed to complete responsibility for my personal development.

Thank You for your continued guidance Mr. Hill!! May our paths cross again! Cheers!

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Gettin’ Jiggy With Fear

Do What Is Right
Created on my first printer, full of holes and stained from hanging on my fridges and dream boards over the decades, this simple icon still remains as a reminder.

It isn’t often I sit down to watch a movie, I am very particular about my entertainment with great respect for what I subject my eyes and mind to, time is precious so if I’m going to invest it in a story, it has to move me in a positive direction and if it’s really good I’ll be thinking about it long after.  Like most, I have my favourite actors and actresses and I’ll take a chance on anything they produce because of what I know about them and the excellence they continually represent. Will Smith is one of those actors.
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An Invitation To Meet My Self

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“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
– Morpheus

August 2014: R.I.P. Ramon Orlando
May you encounter many blessings along your Universal journey and thank you for greeting me as I stepped onto this most unusual and spiritual path, see you out there!

I ask you Reader to keep an open mind as you digest this account. Pay heed to the fact that you are reading this, it is a clue that there is something here for you. I cannot recommend this experience, I can only share what I have learned and know that those ready will be called to it, for to partake is the greatest gift you will give to yourself and ultimately all of us collectively. If not for you, at least know enough to pay forward the opportunity to others that may be silently and desperately longing for a hand up. There are resources following this, my longest post ever, for your exploration.
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The Hedge of a Lifetime!

This past summer while enjoying a cold beverage in the shade of the backyard, my friend made a remark that I have thought about ever since. We were talking about business things and in a break in the conversation he made the statement, “there’s a LOT of MLM in this town.”

Without hesitation I replied, “It’s not a sign of the town it’s a sign of the times.”

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Delayed Gratification…

My Mom presented me with something wonderful this past week! She and Dad have been catching up on their framing projects. Several years back I had given her two pieces to frame for me, I cross-stitched the clowns to hang in my son’s first bedroom – about 25 years ago. Looking at them instantly reminds me of where I’ve come from for sure, and takes me back to a time that seemed a whole other life!

Well they’re finally done, love the frames, thanks Mom! I don’t believe my son would want them for his bedroom, and perhaps for his own little ones one day?

For now they sit by my desk, they cheer me up and their orange hair matches the room… 🙂

Both Clowns

Knitting My Way To The Top…

Need I say more?

I love, love, LOVE digital cameras and not being a picture-taker by nature, it has only recently occurred to me to start digitally archiving some of my life’s creative projects!

If you have inserted yourself into my presence within the last 2 years, you would know by association that I’m an avid and passionate knitter. If however you met me sometime between 1990 and 2007 you’d have little to no idea that knitting was once a huge part of my life!

From the time I was 8 or so you could always catch me making something. I started with a crochet hook and the loving guidance of my aunties, back then Presbyterian girls just knew how to knit, crochet and embroider! Creating beautiful 3 dimensional objects out of 1 dimensional material was the video game-like obsession of my days! I can’t even imagine the final count on the number of “things” I have made, it’s up there.

Tumbling Blocks
Tumbling Blocks by DiamondJul at Flickr

I dabbled in just about everything and always came back to knitting, I like the repetitive motion and instant gratification of the act. Wikipedia has a great page on the History of Knitting.

Around about 1989/90, knitting was the one thing I gave up when the busy-ness and growing responsibilities of a life well lead forced me to make a decision – something had to go. I was going to school, getting promotions, raising a baby and navigating tricky relationships, there was absolutely nothing left for a hobby. I decided my crafting time could wait until later when life wasn’t so busy…so wait it did, I packed up my tools of creation and moved them with me from home to home. I promised myself that when my son was grown and I retired early I would pick it up again…

I used the missing of my knitting time as a carrot to motivate me forward, and over time the longing waned, although I still promised myself I would get back to it, it was 2 full years away from corporate and the rat race before the stored high-atop the shelf bag ‘o’ knitting stuff fell squarely on my head. That was New Year’s day 2007.

Clearly the Universe was tired of waiting for me to take action, since I had been officially retired from corporate for a 2 full years and still hadn’t given my old passion any focus beyond the occasional guilty thought! As the bag fell I said out loud to the ceiling, “OK! OK! I’ll get to it tonight!” The rest as they say is history. It didn’t take me long to realize what I had been missing, I immediately recognized that old familiar flow and slip stream of creative, meditational space!

And, as perfect timing has it, I have re-inserted myself into the craft at a time of its greatest resurgence! The knitting industry has come a long way in almost 20 years baby!!

Ever since discovering the concepts of owning my own business and the importance of “growing myself”, I have heard on many occasion through one of my mentors or another that there would be “sacrifices” along the way of my journey.

Now I don’t know about You, and for me, that word “sacrifice” just doesn’t bring up a whole lotta’ good feeling feelings! I file it with words like “responsibility, accountability” and that least favorite 4-letter one…”work”.

Along with these messages though also came the promise of reward for having given something up. True to my earlier visions, I NOW have ample time for knitting.

Just days after the bag fell on my head I settled into a new venture that had me chatting with people on the phone for hours…in 2 years I have more than made up for lost time! I found a vocation that I can do while I knit…

I’ve made a handful of sweaters, 2 beaded shawls, numerous throws, Barbie clothes and even a replica of the famous Jayne hat…as seen here modeled by the one that requested it! Yes, he wears it in public!

The Famous Jayne Hat By Request

I belong to a very popular and shakin’ knitting community online called I have been spending countless hours there browsing through the original inspirations and designs of others and acting on my own intuitions and impulses to create! There’s groups and forums and lots of talented men and women gathering there to share their creations proudly!

I also follow and contribute to an organization called, their goal is to warm 10,000 chilly children this year, so far there are knitters in 17 countries knitting up 8-inch squares and shipping them off to the sewing bee crew that assembles blankets for those that need the loving warmth.

Stained Glass Pullover
Stained Glass Pullover

Purple Interrupt
Purple Interrupt, 64 Unique & Purple Squares

Beaded Fair Isle
Crystal Beaded Fair Isle

Fix Everything With Chocolate!

Do You See Orbs?

“Your life is an occasion.
Rise to it.”

– Mr. Magorium

This past Friday my BFF and co-chocolate Goddess, Jeannie called me up to see if I would like to attend a “Sacred Vibrations Wellness Seminar” with her the next day.

“Absolutely!” I replied. “What time are you pickin’ me up?”.

I’ve attended dozens of seminars and workshops over the years and realized in that moment that I had never participated in an “all-ladies” event – at least not since I was a little one gathering with my aunties and cousins for baby or wedding showers!

Saturday morning we arrived at the 150 year old Mountsberg schoolhouse after a beautiful sunny country drive and immediately knew we were at the very place when we opened the door and were greeted by flowing draperies, smiling Goddesses, lovely scents of sage and lavender and soothing, rythmic music.

We pulled up a yoga mat and spent the next several hours surrendering ourselves to the wonderful direction of the sacred space and collective higher vibration.

Linda led us in some Yoga trance dancing. Debra – a fellow Aber – facilitated a group meditation and Reiki session that had some of us seeing vibrant colors behind our eyes and rushes of energy waves rolling through our bodies.

The morning was followed up by a delicious home-made-with-love Ayurvedic luncheon. Before we dined, we filled out a questionnaire to determine our “dominant doshsa” and applied the appropriate colored bindi to our 3rd eye. Then we ate, laughed and shared some of our life’s experiences together.

At the end of it all, in our collective higher vibration, we gathered for the group picture below…

I had heard about orbs appearing in photographs and I had never actually seen one myself. When Debra sent us the photo this morning she mentioned in her email that she saw 3 orbs in the picture…and, I see more!

Jeannie was wondering who the orbs are in the picture, my response was,

“Everyone that has ever been and everyone that will ever be.”

I like to believe that the big obvious orb is Abraham…seeing as how it’s nestled in amongst those in the group that know of – and live – Abe’s teachings. There are various orbs floating around above our heads and a couple in the foreground, they are visible to various degrees, some have a very faint orb and the dot of light in the middle is clearly there…

Now that I know what an orb looks like in a picture I’ll have to go back to some of my own shots and see if I’ve just missed them all along!

Linda is our yoga facilitator in the front, she is leaning on Debra, I am directly behind Debra with Jeannie to my left…
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Cool eh?! My life so rocks!

The next session they’re bringing in a belly-dancer! I’ve always wanted to learn belly-dancing!

Have yourself a blissed day!

The Radiant Chocolate Goddess

Have you had your chocolate today?

Rocky Mountain Higher!

Hello from the road to Independent Pass… 🙂

Have you ever stood in the snow in the hot sun in a sun-dress?
(If you’re male, you don’t have to answer that…)

This was the view from my office yesterday morning as I typed to you…

This was the view this morning…

Yesterday in my post, I said, “I’m here atop the Rocky Mountains”…well…I guess I spoke too soon, I wasn’t quite at the top yet!! 🙂

Yesterday we drove up to Aspen and Snowmass from our inn in Leadville, on the way we were privileged to traverse “Independent Pass”. Great place to be as a free and independent entrepreneur on Independence Day eh?!

I got to drive the Mustang all the way up the side of a mountain!! The road was narrow, there was no guard rail and Andrea was mighty nervous! I thought it was a blast – just like the movies! I always wondered what it would be like to drive a road like that! 🙂 “Ask & It Is Given” Always, no exception!

We did finally make it to the top – over 12,000 feet at the summit! There we ran into a couple of our roommates! It was a great surprise and we found out they were the ones that made the slide mark just before us in the same snowbank we had just finished playing in!

The perfect spot to meditate…

Aspen is one of the most beautiful and affluent cities I’ve visited so far. The energy and atmosphere are welcoming and relaxing. I can see where living here would have me in a perpetual state of calm and bliss. The new homes being built on the mountain sides are breathtaking! Unfortunately I forgot my camera in the car while we were there… 🙁 I’m pretty sure we’ll go back for a visit on Monday after the seminar so I’ll definitely get some pics then!

Here’s some fresh shots of this evening’s office view! We’ve checked in to a gorgeous condo on the golf course, we’re a ways away from the seminar site, the whole 3000 acres is booked solid as 1000’s fly in for the event!

Tonight we’re off to a free concert at the seminar site by Nelly Furtado’s brother Tony! The seminar kicks off tomorrow morning bright and early! I can’t wait!

Rocky Mountain High…

(Not the Rockies, and it is a gorgeous view of the Toronto skyline from the balcony where I stayed before we flew out.)

Hello there!

Happy 4th of July to my US friends! 🙂

I think this is the 3rd year in a row I’ve been here in the US to celebrate with you all!

My good friend Andrea is still sawin’ logs after a long day of travel. After a few hours in the air and airports, we picked up our car, grabbed some treats and foodstuffs and headed for the hills! That’s our shadows waving to you, it was a LONG way down from where we were standing! It smells so good here, miles and miles of pine trees and running water everywhere!

I’m typing to you this morning from the wee town of Leadville atop the beautiful and majestic Colorado Rockies, where – as the sign says, “Life is fine at 10,200”, and I’m here to tell you the air is definately thinner up here! We were cautioned by one of the natives about unseasoned sea-level people and “altitude sickness” as they drive up the mountain. It pays to listen to the natives…we didn’t notice it until just after the Eisenhower Tunnel at almost 13,000 feet when we stopped the car to snap a few pics. We took a turn off of the main I-70 and decided to weave our way across some not-so-traveled road on the way to our desination at Snow Mass Village where we have a 2-bedroom ski chalet rented with 4 others! We’ll be driving through Aspen later this afternoon to hook up with some of our buddies heading in early for the party. 🙂

It’s just before 7am and I’m on the patio of a quaint and country-style inn – bundled up – with my laptop and a coffee watching the sun come up over the mountains.
There’s a hummingbird already happily chirping away on the feeder right beside me.

Yep, it’s a beautiful life!

The nice man at the Budget rental office took a liking to us and decided we needed a spiffy and sporty little Mustang to drive around the mountains in this week! Hot damn! I was just looking at one on the weekend and thinking how much I still like those cars! So the Universe has answered of course and gave me one to test-drive!
(I found out yesterday that it isn’t good to ride the brakes at 65MPH on a 7% downgrade…I still don’t like the smell of burning rubber, and I’ll mention it when we return the car. For now, we’ll stay in the slow lane. We don’t miss as much that way.) 😉 Not that I’d wish it on any one trucker, and I’d really like to know how often the very steep runaway-truck ramps positioned at the bottom of the downgrades gets used!

We’re off to participate in a small-town USA July 4th parade and celebration today as we make our way to our destination, I’ll be back with some more pictures and adventure stories when we stop again for the evening.

Wish you were here! Have yourself a glorious day!