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When I’m 64!

When I’m 64!

Ah, that would be today! Yay, I’m alive. I’m not a wasn’t or an isn’t. I love the Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday To You book.

A younger blogger wrote about having crow’s feet. Here is me trying to hide my crow’s face.

Today is mine. I am letting go of all the things on my plate

— the drawing I am working on for OWOH. It was supposed to be ‘easy’. I’ve been at it over 20 hours so far and it’s what I want to do but not today. XD

 

I find myself cleaning of all things. I love everything all clean and uncluttered. My inner child loves to clean. My outer child does NOT. I will make it fun however.

I’m wearing my favorite blouse. It’s knit silk and I already got some kukui oil on it and I will be cleaning in it, but hey, It’s my birthday. I asked dh to take a photo of me to show you, I was so pleased that I didn’t have muffin top. Turns out my delusions are better than my eyesight, so no photo.

Since it’s my birthday and that is like being Queen of the universe, I wish for you all to have your best day ever!

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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So many good things happened this week.

First, I got to spend a long weekend with my son in Honolulu. It was excellent and I had cheesecake too.

Second, I received this beautiful necklace as a gift from Deci at Gem Trails. I think it’s so beautiful and I love the clasp as much as the butterfly beads.

Third, Jen at Hamster Central is preparing for a solo exhibition in Japan. She sent me one of her postcard announcements. You can see a picture of it here. I love faces and I love it.

Fourth,  I got myself to the beach today to exercise and a lady gave me this.

She said, she picks up heart shaped things and this coral heart was for me. Is this a good day or what?

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Japan

 

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CREATING ABUNDANCE — A GENERAL LOOK

Plumeria

Once, I had the experience of rating the main areas of my life.

Finances

Health

Life Work

Social/Relationships

I rated them on a scale of 1 to 10, how I saw them in the moment. Try it.

Notice your lowest rated area. Sit quietly and listen inside. You know that phrase Let Go and Let God, or nature or a higher power. Do that now.

The more you can relax the easier it is to hear your inner wisdom.

With your breathing, focus on exhaling as completely as you can. The inhale will take care of itself.  Push your breath out as long as you comfortably can. Blow out imaginary candles.

As you continue reading, be aware of your breathing. Feel yourself relaxing.

What would improve your area that you gave the lowest rating?

Can you think of something to change about that area of your life?

Is there any new behavior you could try out?

What does this area have to teach you?

Is there anything for you to forgive? I’m not talking about forgiving any particular circumstance in your life, I’m talking about forgiving yourself for judging yourself in any way. Know that you always did the best you could, given your circumstances at that moment.

Right now is where it is happening. Stay in this place, stay in now. Yesterday is over. Abundance is not there. It is available here and now. If you are having trouble staying present with right now — observe the seat of your chair against your body, the temperature in the room, your breathing.

If there are a lot of challenges for you in your life now, there are also blessings. Everything is a blessing. There is a silver lining to every cloud. Even poop can be composted.

A big secret to creating abundance is composting the poop of your life and enriching your life with this fertilizer. If you have lemons make lemonade.

You are the perfect one for your position in life, the perfect CEO of yourself, inc.

Is there any little change you can make to improve your life? I’m talking small here, so small that it will be easy to do. For e.g. smile at someone, or take three relaxing breaths or turn off the light as you leave the room or any number of things that you think of.

Now rate these four areas of your life as they are right now. : )

Finances

Your Health

Your Life Work

Social/Relationships

I hope you find like I did, that they are better. For me, I had a headache and by the time I relaxed a little it was a much better rating.

Bless you. XD

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Abundance, How to

 

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The One Best Place To See Japanese Historical Clothing Design Paraded In Front Of You

Photo by Conveyor belt sushi

Next on my itinerary in Japan was to see the Jidai Matsuri Parade — The Festival Of The Ages.
It has over 2000 participants dressed in costumes from the last ten centuries in Japan.

Photo by Photo by davinelulinvega

By Conveyor belt sushi

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By davinelulinvega

Truth is, after I ate at Soumushi’s, the parade was now near the far end of the route and I opted not to walk there. Instead I covered my blistered feet with band aides. That is why these photos are all from Flikr.

I saw the parade the last time I was in Japan and loved seeing all the costumes.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2011 in Japan

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY – Projections


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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The thing that made me happiest this week was odd.

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Last week I went ballistic when, in my perception, my husband negated my experience. I was raving.

Then a  writer I know, had her booklet translated into Japanese by her son’s girlfriend. Oh, I wanted that for my novel. Maybe it could be a hit in Japan. It’s about … well here’s the pitch –

Koh, is a boy kidnapped as a toddler by a rainforest band that has unique customs and world view. Koh, fascinated by strange people who live near the mountain, struggles to find where he really belongs and overcome strict taboos.

These include: remaining unseen, bypassing capture by warring bands, coping with betrayal by his peers and facing death. Eventually he comes to reunion with the family he doesn’t remember.

I didn’t even tell my husband and I went and asked the writer to ask the girlfriend if she would consider translating my book. Then I set to wondering how to pay for it, a lifetime supply of lei, my firstborn…

Alas, the girl said no; it takes too much time. She did it as a labor of love.

I wasn’t even upset, I felt elated and do you know why? Normally, I would have talked myself out of asking. I WOULD HAVE NEGATED MY DESIRE. And that is why I got so upset, when I perceived my husband as negating my experience because that’s what I do to myself. I am so happy, all I have to do is not negate myself any more and not project it on others.

Wonder what I will be like when I  deal with the gazillion other things I am projecting on him and others. : )

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in Japan, writing

 

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And The Winner Is…

The winner of my One World One Heart Giveaway is…

Micki at Irish Muses in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland.

Look, I have a button too!

Congratulations Micki and thank you all for your visits. It was fun to meet you all.

AND, I won a beautiful butterfly necklace from Deci at Gem Trails. See it here. Thank you so much. This is the first time, I’ve won at One World One Heart. It is fun.

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Creating Abundance – Claim Your Power

Plumeria

Would you like to have more of the things you want in life? And less of what you don’t want? Using a practical, spiritual approach, you can discover what true abundance is for you and begin manifesting it. Abundance in the world follows naturally from being connected with your inner abundance. It doesn’t work to demand it. It comes in as a byproduct as you get in touch with the goodness you are.

If you haven’t read it see here for last week’s assignment. or to recap  — I asked you to write a paragraph about your financial state. You don’t have to share it with anyone, it’s just for you. If you haven’t done that consider doing it now.

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Now take a moment to be quiet inside yourself. Exhale for as long as you comfortably can. Allow your lungs to be refilled with clean air.  Exhale again for as long as you comfortably can. Push the air out, as if you are blowing out candles.

Remember to yourself, that you have all the resources necessary to handle your life. If you don’t believe this, pretend for the purposes of this exercise. Let that sink in.

Now take a fresh sheet of paper and write a paragraph about your financial state from this place inside of you.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2011 in Abundance, How to

 

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