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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — You Don’t Have To Do Anything .

Do you sometimes feel pressured by others’ upset? Especially when it is my loved ones and they are being challenged, I find myself wanting to make everything all right.

What a relief to remember that I don’t have to do anything. They are capable of handling their own lives.

When I step back and hold, things turn out better than I expected AND there is the added benefit of avoiding getting caught in their upset. This works best when done with an attitude of loving and I like to start praying for whatever is best for them.

Heavens knows I don’t know what is best  for them. I get to sit back and watch it unfold.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


			
 
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Posted by on July 6, 2011 in Abundance

 

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — This I Know.

I posted about last week and Here I elaborate.

I believe that underneath EVERYTHING is good. Furthermore, I believe that even the ugliest appearing thing, when examined closely is beautiful.

These observations come from my experiences. I haven’t had experience with the most heinous of crimes.

Once I was waiting in line at a bank. When it was finally my turn, the teller pointed out a desk and said I had to see that person. I went to the desk and handled my business. As I turned to leave, I saw a woman sitting with a stricken look. I think she had been waiting there and I cut in. I gasped at the thought of my lack of awareness and wondered if this is how wars start. One person is just doing what they do and another takes offense because of what they think.

Another time a neighbor of mine refused to allow a friend to stay at her house. Her friend took offense. I happened to know that the neighbor’s husband was a peeping tom and she was protecting her friend.

I believe that any misunderstanding has goodness at its core. What appears to be mean and spiteful is what has become twisted.

I believe that IF we can work on keeping ourselves untwisted and supporting that in others; if we love it all and assume the best about people, THEN we would come closer to the truth.

Once in a workshop they sent us out to examine ugliness.  It was in a city and I walked around looking for something ugly. Not finding anything, I looked in the gutters at some glop. As I observed it, the colors and arrangement of it started to look beautiful. Everything I looked at, I discovered was beautiful when examined without judgment. I think beauty is in the eye of the non-judgmental beholder.

I am not saying to accept all that comes your way. Live a life of your preferences, knowing it is all good and you get to choose what works for you.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


 
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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Abundance

 

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — It’s All Good.

 

It’s all good. Underneath everything, is goodness. If only I could remember that when I am in my stuff.

And other people mirror this to me. Once a friend was angry because another friend wouldn’t let her stay at her house. Turns out the hostess was protecting her friend from her husband, but was embarrassed to say why.

It seems to me that we wouldn’t go wrong if we assume there is a good reason why people do what they do. We may not like it, but it is all good. Yes I think even the worst of things happen out of misunderstanding. Even if someone is being deliberately obnoxious, they are hurting and trying to get back to loving.

Now if I could just remember when I am reacting.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


		
 
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Posted by on June 16, 2011 in Abundance

 

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My Favorite Tea House In All The World.

After my Geisha photo session, my next stop was the  Jidai Matsuri parade. I was at the far end of the parade route, and very early, so I walked toward the place the parade begins. When I got there, I was still early so I decided to stop at Somushi’s, a recommended tea house. Oh my, their link has beautiful pictures.

OMG, I am so glad I went. It is my favorite of all time. It is furnished with old Japanese mixed with contemporary wall hangings.

They had interesting teas like mugwort. I was in the mood for coffee however. I thought this cup and saucer were Bizen pottery but they are not. They gave me this name and I think it is the town they are made in -Ishii Nooto, and a business card that says Do Kka To Yu.

I love this beautiful old bill holder made of wood.

And this fabric coaster.

The checkout counter is made of stone and had this cute fabric cover.

If I could I would take my valentine here. He would like this vegetable chili. I was thrilled by the fresh taste and the variety of vegetables.

I moved a slice of lotus root to the center back of the plate so you can see it’s lacy beauty.  Under the vegetables is a mound of rice.

Enchanted, I went to check out the bathroom.

Blue ceramic urinal

The pot and scoop are to purify your hands.

Blue ceramic Japanese toilet

The bamboo pole is helpful for steadying yourself.

A beautiful old metal sink.

They have counter service and cute little tables if you like. Some are outdoors in a garden area.

I chose to sit Japanese style on the floor.

Wall hangings and antique wood adorn the place.

This one from old kimonos with Sashiko stitches, divides two areas.

I loved these beautifully sewn organza ones.

I don’t know why they have the tails? They are for sale. Maybe I could buy a small one?

Alas, too many zeros for my budget.

Well, I have my memory of this lovely place.

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2011 in Abundance, Japan, 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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Truth is, I was being weighed down by feelings of inadequacy. I felt too negative to post. Now, I just did a little get myself back together exercise I do, and I realize I was thinking that being negative is a catastrophe. As if my mother has her head in a guillotine and the blade will fall and cut off her head if I am bad.

And then I grouse at dh and judge my neighbors and myself and put pressure on myself to be perfect.

Luckily, my mother is safe. She died years ago.

And lucky, I forgive myself and realize, I am a spiritual being having a human experience and we humans do this stuff. This one does anyway.

So, no outer circumstances have changed, yet the world seems sunny again and I’m off to our local Cherry Blossom festival.

My feel good Friday a day late, not a dollar short, I hope.

Have your best weekend ever.

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2011 in Abundance, Uncategorized

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


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

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Being very disgruntled about things today means I NEED this meme today.

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Five things I am happy about are:

1. On vacation I released another 5 pounds and now weigh 17 pounds less than I did in early 2010.

2. I easily fit into some previously tight shorts today.

3. I am feeling deeply contented and happy after visiting family.

4. Most of the mangos on my tree waited till I got home to ripen and my coffee beans are ready for me to start harvesting them.

5. Hubby and I are going for a swim. I love to feel the water surround me.

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Have your best week ever.

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Energy

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Want some energy?

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Sensitivity to others energy is very high in this one.

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When someone is ‘pulling’ on my energy, I notice right away.

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In my own life, I am not always as upbeat as I would like to be.

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In particular to my terrific acupuncturist.

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While she is working on me, I unload all the current happenings in my life, particularly the challenges.

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She is a superb listener and she gives excellent feedback.

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Translated, this means, she doesn’t judge me and she doesn’t tell me what to do.

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I love it and yet…

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I judge myself for being too ‘nudgy’ and not upbeat.

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So, I decided when I am there and doing what I still keep on doing, I will in a prayerful way ask for positive energy to come through me and spread out to her and the whole room.

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It makes me feel much better. I don’t know if it is any better for her.

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Maybe, it is because I stop judging myself.

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Here comes dear reader, I am sending you a blast of positive energy. Have your best day ever.

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Philosphical Differences

Wild Dolph Play - photo by Jurvetson

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OMG, what a challenging time.

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When Holly at Zahirah’s Kitchen mentioned about the movie THE COVE and problems for dolphins. She gave me a link about the dolphins in captivity. I didn’t get it. I just selfishly thought, Oh no, is this going to be like my rabbit coat?

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I lived in Brooklyn in the 80’s and bought a white rabbit jacket at a thrift store. It quickly became clear to me that I would be covered with paint if I wore it.

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I felt aggravated by that. The rabbits used probably fed a family for a month. I wasn’t buying a coat made out of a rare or endangered animal.

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When I watched THE COVE. I watched it looking for loopholes that would allow me to still go and swim with the dolphins with my grandson. I couldn’t find any. I got very clear and committed about the dolphins.

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My husband has a lot of sensitivities and I know how challenging it is for him to be comfortable. I relate the plight of the dolphins to what I know of his misery. The dolphins in captivity are stressed and live shorter lives despite having good care.

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Today, I am spending changing flights and coming up with a fun alternative for my grandson and me for our special time together.

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I’m envisioning it as an equal or better trip – focus on the better.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


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

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Spontaneous feelings of happiness are bubbling up.

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I woke up in the wee hours feeling a lot of anxiety about everything going on right now.

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An affirmation came to my mind “I am staying on top of things.”

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It’s working. I am wrapping up details and getting happier by the minute. It’s a deep unshakable happy and I like it.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM – Psycho-synthesis

Wednesday Wisdom

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We would rather be ruined than changed,

We would rather die in our dread

Than climb the cross of the moment

And let our illusions die.

By W.H. Auden

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Shortmama is taking the week off so no From Muffin Top To Skinny Jeans this week.

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Instead what’s happening is that I did a psycho-synthesis process. I called forward my inner aspect that is in charge of making choices.

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As I did it, I laughed thinking it would be like an aspect in the cockpit of a 747 with all those controls and only be ‘allowed’ to push one button.

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Are you getting why I needed to call forward and work with this aspect? That I am a little constrained?

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What came forward was a little grey bird. it’s feathers were wet and looked as if it had been groomed with an eggbeater. It was very scrawny.

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I cried just to look at the puny thing I had created in my consciousness.

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I was doing a process with it called going up the mountain. The idea is you take an aspect and by going up the mountain, you go to a higher level of perspective.

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As we started up the mountain, I thought, This little bird is too puny to walk all that way with his little bird feet. I picked him up and he hopped onto my right shoulder. I felt my shoulder relax and then my left shoulder relaxed too. I used to carry a lot of tension in my shoulders.

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We walked on and up, and as we came out of a misty cloud, the bird transformed into a beautiful white dove. It was all plump and fuffy and majestic.
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My inner peace, I thought.

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At the mountain top, I conversed with the wise beings who reside there. What came up for me is that no matter what choice I make in any given situation, I can still love all involved. It takes the pressure off for me to know this.

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I received an affirmation:

I am loving regardless of race, creed, color, situation, circumstance or environment.

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When it was time to go down the mountain I flew on the back of the bird. Peace all.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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