But this year things are different. I can just FEEL it. As Yule came to a closing, the light of hope shines upon us once more and brings us to that point in life where we have to think about the things we want to achieve this coming year. And again, we think that we want to be healthier, that we want to loose those pounds, that we want to be closer to our family, that we want to travel... but do we really REALLY want to achieve all this or is just a way to trick ourselves onto doing something --- like, doing something just to make it seem like we are DOING something rather than just waste time away?
How about instead of wanting to be all that... how about just looking in the mirror every day and saying ONE THING you LOVE about yourself? Sure! We want OTHERS to tell us these things, but when it comes to you telling YOU, "hey there, gorgeous! I couldn't go through this day without YOU!" it takes on a completely different spin, doesn't it? Why? How come we believe what others tells us about US instead of giving us the cheery cheer? I say... SCREW IT!! I will not be subjected to other's telling me when to feel good about ME!! Try it. Take it for a test drive for this month. Then, write to me and tell me how this affirmation made you feel. Trust me, the more positive thinking you do on your behalf, the better the chances your aura and energy fields are open to the world and good things will come your way.
Plus, it will make spells come a lot easier! ;)
So, my project this month is "TELLING MYSELF HOW MUCH I LOVE MYSELF AND LETTING ME KNOW THAT I AM A TRUE MOONBEAM" Purifying my aura with the fresh moonlight of January and the sunbeams of the just born God of Light will aid me in my endeveours and I hope they do yours too.
But, enough of my rambling.
How was YOUR day??
These are words that Marjonie's grandmother said to her in the movie Persepolis. The one thing you have, the one thing no one can take away from you is your honor. This is the thing that make others rely on you, and see you as a trustworthy person. To have a set of values -- a code if you will, in which you balance good and evil perfectly (because you cannot be good all the time, com'on!). This is why the wiccan rede sets it very clear:
To Harm None.
Reach your goals without harming people/nature along the way. Have respect for others. Have respect for your mother nature, your father time and your brothers and sisters. And never set yourself for failure. That, to me, is honorable.
Positively speaking, When we lose ourselves, we lose the sense of who we are. And as soon as this happens, our place in this world is unbalanced. And unbalanced energy only brings unbalanced waves our way. Be true to you, be true to others and never allow what others might think or say about you change who you really are. People around you who love you and respect you will Love and Respect you NO MATTER WHAT. The moment you change to please others you destroy that essense the Goddess and God have made for YOU. Remember, YOU are UNIQUE in your OWN WAY. Why try changing that?
(I say "positevely speaking" because there are some people who do need to change their ways -- for the better, such as alcoholics, drug additct, etc... those people who bring harm to others)
Juarez people are known throughout Mexico as being the most hospitality-giving people. Or at least, we were known as that before all the madness started going on here. And even when, we still manage to be welcoming.
A few months ago I had the opportunity to welcome people from Mexico City to my town. They came to apply a teacher certification exam and it was their first time here. As they always do, they called and told us when they would be arriving. We offered the hotel stay and the transport. The day came, I went to pick them up at the airport and told them to be calmed as there are a lot of military check points along the highway. Then drove them to the hotel, asked them if they were hungry and as such told them to settle in, and be ready two hours later to go out for dinner. Took them to dinner at one of Juarez' most delicious restaurants, and then we agreed that I waas going to pick them up to go to the examination place the next morning. Examination came and went and afterwards I took them to luch and told them that the teachers wanted to take them out for dinner that afternoon. Since their flight back to Mexico was set for the next morning, they had no problem in accepting, so we ended-up having dinner, kareoke party and a frew drinks that evening. As I was driving them to the airport the next day, they both said that they were leaving with a different impresion of what Juarez is like. They had pictured us to be rude, violent people... but they saw an entire different scenario from the TRUE Juarez people: warm, welcoming, and willing to make their city change.
It is hard to have this virtue nowadays, but when you practice it, it comes back to you three times fold. I cannot tell you how many times have examinors, tutors, or conference people come over to my town and just by being polite, and welcoming I have made lots of friends! I have homes to arrive to whenever I want to visit Mexico City, Mazatlan, Puebla, Vallarta.... and it's all because of the little details such as the ones I described for the two examinors above.
I think that, like Discipline, being Industriousness comes along with the turf. We work hard to obtain what we desire. Even rock stars and movie stars have to work hard to get the success they have... yes, even Justin Biever had to work hard at some point in his life to achieve what he has right now. Working hard in what we like to achieve a point of sucess in life makes the road sweet and light. Sometimes we might not like our job, but we must not take it as a burden. Remember: there are others who are not that lucky and wish they could work to have something to bring home.
Read the beginning of this blog... You'll see what I mean....
Never give up. Sometimes the gold is at the bottom of barrels of crap! Had I ever given up, I would have never brought the Cambridge Certification to my school. Had I ever given up, I would have never started an MA in Education. Had I ever given up, I would have never be at this point in life, telling you to never give up.
"Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you'll still land amongst the starts!" -- Les Brown