Friday, March 27, 2015

Grateful For The Little Things

Often it i shard to remain positive for the things presented to us in the future. Like many people, you can relate to, setbacks and unwanted circumstances happen. I come from a realist family upbringing, which most would say borderlines pessimissim, and despite that I managed to have a ridiculously optimistic outlook on life. Dont get me wrong- I have my negative nancy- look at the facts days, but there have been some very trying moments in my life where I have found myself with my back against the wall and all I could think is, 'it will literally take a miracle'. Waiting for a miracle is hard. I think that it takes making it through your first 'I am Aware' miracle for you to really start to expect them. Once you do my friend- it becomes a whole different ball game. Do you rely on miracles? Does that mean you do nothing?

Miracles are funny because its when you need them that you have to rely on them, so I would argue yes, you must rely on them. In fact the whole concept of a miracle relies on faith, belief, and trust. Which is another way of saying- no fence sitting. I think one of the biggest reasons people don't believe in miracles is because they have been conditioned to expect a certain result. You have your back against the wall and you need something to save you and all of your efforts although well spent- isnt enough. Its very easy to fantasize about how the miracle will come. What I've learned in the last 7 months is that miracles are about the desired affect happening- not the how. The how takes care of itself- the what is what youre grateful for- which miraculously shows up.

More soon!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Little Compassion- an ODD Benefactor

Day 2: where’s my phone? And where’s the charger to the second one? And why doesn’t my Google talk work anymore? And whys Facebook acting up- :sign: I bet I find everything I need to make the phone without the Internet function. There was this huge bug in my tub this morning!!! I went into the bathroom and started to freak out- mentally- cause if I screamed I was afraid it would get out. Then I realized poor big/little thing couldn’t get out. I took an oil bath last night so the tub was slick. Btw, you should feel my skin. I’ve been using these new YSB products to exfoliate my skin, even out uneven skin tone, get rid of these stubborn scars I’ve had for over 5 years, remove stretch marks from my teen years from my rapid growth spurts, slow body hair growth, and they have these bars that do everything from increasing cervix and ovarian health- improve breast, health, size, tone and texture, and more!!! I was freaking out because while I was using the bar on my breast I found a lump- but I kept massaging and squeezing because I read that squeezing and massaging helps the cells in breast tissue re-regulate themselves. That’s another post. I'm sure to have it checked out once I change my primary health through this new insurance program, because I don’t like these NY doctors, by far the worst treatment I’ve received- especially in emergencies. Fortunately, my primary care doctor from Georgetown Hospital (the best) and her husband have transferred to NY and he and she are one of the heads of the NYU medical department at the university and doctors available by my insurance (both were heads at Georgetown too and her husband is a neurosurgeon). You know I'm going to keep it real with you guys, tangents and all- so I kept massaging this tissue lump- in hopes of regulation, and well- if they are going to flatten these babies under those metal plates to search for abnormalities, better for me to one prepare my B cup babies and two)- these bars with continued use are supposed to increase breast collagen (no saggy titties thank you). Where was I? Oh- That freaking- GIGANTIC BuG!!! Stuck in the tub this morning thanks to Joel Osteen Ministries bath last night. That’s what I’m going to start calling them. The baths where I sit for more than an hr listening to ministries on a device- FAR!! FAR! from the tub. I’m saying this now- if anything happens to me in a tub- it’s a setup!! Just saying since Whitney Houston and people are being massacred in tubs. Then again with all the products I use in one sitting- I got a fighting chance of getting someone in the eye- or pulling someone in- lol- there will be blood. So with the little bugger stuck in the stub as I watched for 5 minutes, I figured I could still use the toilet before I figure out what to do to him. As I sat watching the thing from the toilet I remembered that squishing bugs will leave a DNA scent mark that will attract more of their family- no I definitely didn’t want that. After a while as I sat from the toilet and watched this huge (you guys!! I’ve only seen bugs like that in movies- is this a NY thing?!), the little guy started to look cute. Cute, but still had to go. I figured I could catch him and release him. I save a lot of screw top glass jars so I’m sure he could have fit into one, I reasoned. I used the bathroom, washed my hands, and quickly put on a shirt, and some shoes. I found a jar and it didn’t quite work as I imagined. I was hoping for some Snow White / Cinderella, “ok little guy, into the jar” action. No - he started spazzing as soon as the jar came down and I didn’t want to fall into the tub and squish him, and Lord knows the shriek my neighbors would have heard this morning if that happened or if he climbed up my arm. Equipped with my cherry jar I grabbed some tissue and stepped into the tub. He's freaking out, and I’m praying he doesn’t get smart and climb up my leg. I’m quick I scoop him with the tissue- and I thought I killed him because I saw something rub off on the tissue which I lightly topped into the jar with him so he wouldn’t get out while I screwed the top on. He was ok. And I felt a little bad for the guy; because I was sure no one would want them in their home either. Which is interesting because they are the longest living species in the world- alive since the dinosaurs, and a part of the beetle family. Which technically make them related to lady bugs- which are a symbol of immortality, rebirth, blessed for love and luck. Yeah- yeah- yeah this thing has to go. I had imagined leaving it at the nearby school playground, but on second thought, they are doing renovations and the doors are wide open. BAD IDEA. So I walked 5 blocks because everything was residential, I found myself across the street from the local library standing in front of a garden with clean looking trash cans accessible to the sidewalk. It was the best that I could do- there was an apartment nearby- but look- this is NY, I tried. So I raised the little glass up to see if he was still moving, lifted up the trash lid, unscrewed the top and pushed the tissue off to the side and dropped everything in. That’s it. My random morning on ST. Patrick’s Day where I had a dream of not wanting to be a bartender because I didn’t want to poison the people and wanted to be among them or making health spritzers instead, while being a developing Supermodel. I was sitting at the back of an agency bus with the 16 year old models getting glimpses of the women they were going to develop into and being goaded by the agents that I wasn’t allowed to get a shot unless I developed them with me (Pretty much they weren’t developing me unless I played big sister). The nerve!!- NEXT..... Models

Sunday, March 15, 2015

About a Duck

Woke up after a dream where i was shown why i needed to lose my job - in the dream i was still employeed but my two favorite employees kept telling me that i was ready, that i had been prepared and cared for there and i my purpose needed me to leave there. the dream kept showing me that if i had stayed there trouble would come. they helped me prepare and made me select the clothes to keep and move forward with and which to throw- i saved two items that were wet and dirty in a tub- the dress i went on a first date with this finance guy last summer- i kept saying that my sister gave it to me- i guess i did buy it based off of her fashion sense - as well as a white button up shirt with lace frills. they both dressed me in white did my hair placed a garland of huge white flowers and kept rubbing me in scented oil. i woke up at 11;30 cut some cantaloupe - read some random article in my newsfeed, about how ducks are supposed to be fed frozen peas, grapes, and something else cut in half rather than junk food bread. i thought that was weird choice of article, then i remembered that a week before i lost my job when i was sent home early because business was slow, i went to the tattoo shop a block over where my dj friend works and sells my piercing jewelry and said i wanted to get the duck tattoo i had been thinking about for two weeks with the words faith written under it. Interesting side note was that there was a new tattoo artist who had just started that day and the only other artist was the piercer. i was that guys first tattoo on his first day at 10:30 pm and after showing him my idea images he said he wanted to draw his interpretation of the look i was going for. So here i am on a Sunday, wondering what am i going to do to get myself out of the mess im in and i just thought 'f- it'. i went into on room grabbed a fol up chair and placed it in the bathroom i brought my laptop and placed it on the chair far away from the tub- filled the tub up with water and said to myself im going to sit in this tub an listen to joel olsteen until im ready to get out. I spent 5 hours in the tub just washing and listening to the sermon. I watched as i washed how the plain water began to turn colors as i washed. i continued to listen to his sermons as they really got into my head- about Gods blessings, about loving people unconditionally, about speaking blessings into our lives, about not saying anything if we didnt have anything positive to say. By the third hr i was still soaping and listening and when i looked down at the water the water was clean and full of bubbles. i noticed all of my tattoos, or at least the ones i could visibly see on myself- which is ten (technically 9 and 1/4) of twelve. i looked up and saw my rubber ducky and threw him in the tub with the bubbles and kept listening. i was surprised that the water still felt warm after 4 hrs. the battery died and i was just reflecting on my lessions and still washing. looking up i saw all these products in the bathroom i barely use. what ever was good to go in the bath or be rubbed on i threw it in saying- im tossing these, using them up, or giving them away. i poured an entire bottle of oil in the tub sprayed two different body sprays and perfumes on myself and into the water- one was a knock off of a gucci fragrance that smelt good for $2 called love me- the other was a vs body spray my friend gave me with a lotion last year as a birthday present called aqua kiss. i had this one thermal lotion that turned your skin hot then cold. which is a terrible idea in a tub full of look warm water- even when i ran hot water on my skin the cold numbing affect from rubbing the entire jar on my body was magnified- this product- that- into the tub- the water smelt great. then it began changing colors (the oil) i grabbed a bar of soap washing again wondering if i could get the bubbles to come back. some did but the oil separated them, i drained the tub and rub coupious amount of the barely used Victoria's Secret Aqua Kiss lotion and spray, freaking out about how fresh the scent was and how i should have been wearing it to castings. i got out of the tub and thought just how different i managed to feel by such a simple act, how i didnt have to fix anything that whatever was to be fixed was being fixed. how grateful i am to have a home and the ability as of right now to give myself a queen style bath. how i didnt plan it but somehow i ended up in a tub because of a duck and was in a sense being anointed, and even better knowing that im due for another session tonight. I guess this post is more exposition than anything else, but its funny I think how God chose to reach me this day in fact i think its best to leave this post as it is so that whatever the people who read this neeed to get out of this get that. Be BLESSED