Hey Remember Me?

Good Morning! I realize it’s been nearly two years since I posted on this blog. I have started another blog called 5acresandshe , and planned to blog from that site only, but I have so many people still visiting this site that I decided to blog from both sites, since that’s what I do. I blog. Not full time. But enough that I can call myself a blogger. And I aint in it for the money folks, cause I’ve never seen a dime.

This blog was started when my former partner and I were together and just bought this old fixer-upper farmhouse on five acres and were going to work together to make it beautiful. Once we moved in together, however, things quickly fell apart and it became a divided island, and then he left altogether. My new blog reflects my expanded awareness of how our thoughts and emotions always lead to the manifestations and things in our lives.  I have been educating myself by studying such people as Ekhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsh, and lately, and most importantly, Esther Hicks. My writings on 5acresandshe reflect a higher sense of awareness of how what we think and feel manifests into what our outer lives look like. It’s not a guide or self-help blog, just simply one woman’s experience.

So, now that we’ve got that little bit of housekeeping out of the way, lets get down to what’s happening around here! For starters, we’ve got KIDS on the ground. Well, one kid anyway. So far. More are due this week and next. Just two more goats to kid. We’re down to just 4 milkers right now. We lost 3 milkers and one wether last winter. It was a rough time around here, but things are much better now.

I’m still in the soap business. Of course. It’s growing, even though I took some time away from it for awhile when my partner and I split up and my grandson was diagnosed with leukemia. It’s those dark times that really force us to grow. The partnership dissolving was a true blessing. Ryland’s leukemia was rough on the family for awhile, but he’s in the maintenance phase now and doing super-great, with just monthly visits to the doctor for treatments. He doesn’t focus on his illness, and we don’t either. We focus on how good he is feeling, and he has just blossomed! His imagination is amazing. He has taught us all so much.

If you’ve enjoyed reading my posts, I hope you will continue to follow me here, and possibly over at 5acresandshe too. I promise my posts will be uplifting and hopefully add a smile or a laugh to your day.

Until we meet on this page again, Namaste’

 

 

 

 

 

New Way of Thinking

Do you ever feel like something you really want just won’t manifest? Do you ever feel like things are spiraling out of control, and you can’t do anything to stop it? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, you just can’t be successful? I do. Just about everyday. Luckily for me though, I neglected to return a library book. The city library actually took the payment for it out of last years tax return! The book sat on my bookcase for the past three or four years gathering dust. But, all things happen for a reason.

One day a few months ago, someone, I believe it was my mother, sent me an email about a very successful taxi cab driver. I read the story with amusement, as it told about him offering the “Ritz” treatment to his passengers. Asked by one of his passengers why he did all the things he did, the cab driver told a little story about an inspirational book he’d read by Dr. Wayne Dyer. That rang a bell with me, and as I sat there thinking about all the things the cab driver was saying, and how I wanted my businesses to be just as successful, small though it was, I remembered that library book on top of my bookshelf. I took it down, and low and behold, it was a book by Dr. Wayne Dyer called “The Power of Intention, Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way.”

When I first checked the book out of the library, I read about half of it, and lost interest, but now, now that I’d lost my full-time job and was struggling with making a living in the world as a soap maker and natural hoof care practitioner, I was all ears, or eyes I should say. I’ve been reading the book ever since. It’s not something you can just read the whole thing and then that’s that. It has to be thought about in quiet moments, as the ideas and suggestions and ways of thinking in the book were completely foreign to me. But I needed to realign my thinking. I had just re-kindled an old relationship that had failed the first time, at least in part, I feel, from my negative, egoistic thinking patterns. I knew it was time for me to radically change the way I viewed the world if I wanted this relationship to flourish and I DID, and I DO! I know that positive thought patterns are necessary for both good businesses and great relationships. On days I feel particularly low, and into thought patterns that are making me miserable, I can open Wayne’s book and find something to feel blessed about. I am positive that I am a better person to be around when I feel blessed and thankful for all I have, instead of feeling like the world is against me , like I’m poor both in money and spirit, and life just sucks. Who would want to be around someone who thinks like that?

Today I woke up, on Christmas Eve, and was feeling a little low. Business has been VERY slow these past few weeks. Appointments had to be cancelled due to inclement weather, the Holiday’s etc. I wasn’t able to do the kind of christmas I really wanted to do for my kids. I got online and found Wayne’s blog and read the following and it helped me get back on track. I could breath a sign of relief and not feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders. I’d like to share some of it with you.

“You get what you think about, whether you want it or not.” (I’ve seen this concept in action, and yep, it’s true.)

“If you believe that the universe is unfriendly, you’ll look for examples to support this point of view. You’ll anticipate people attempting to cheat, judge, take advantage of, and otherwise harm you. You’ll blame the antagonistic, inhospitable cosmos for not cooperating with you in the fulfillment of your desires. You’ll point the finger at belligerent people and bad luck for the kind of world we all live in.”

“Whatever I need is already here, and it is all for my highest good.” (That’s a hard one for me to grasp)

“I live in a friendly universe that will support any thing or desire that is aligned with the universal source of all.”

“By shifting my belief about the nature of the universe, I attract whatever I desire into my life. I desire love. I desire peace. I desire health. I desire happiness. I desire prosperity.” Dr. Wayne Dyer

And the prayer of St. Francis

“God make me an instrument of your peace.”