CelebraZine 13Feb09

When the power of love overcomes the love of power,

the world will know peace.Jimi Hendrix

(from from Lance http://www.jungleoflife.com)

Bus Stop Kiss by h.koppdelaney


richard power presents Imagine Peace, Cultivate Happiness at OpedNews.com

Happiness is very serious business,” Bhutan Prime Minister Jigme Thinley said.


Jenny Mannion presents I took the Vow of Non Violence, will you? posted at Heal Pain Naturally.

I will “Appreciate EVERY Moment — NOT JUST the GOOD Ones” remaining conscious if strong negative thoughts/emotions come up about anyone or any situation.


Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary,

is it true, does it improve on the silence? –Sai Baba

the messenger by  alicepopkorn


Anna Hummingbird presents Why is there beauty? at HummingBird

What is your perspective on both question and answer?


Nicholas Powiull presents How to Vibrate at the Same Frequency of ANY Desire posted at Conscious Flex.

Everything has a vibrating energy field and behind the field is pure energy. This pure energy has a source that is found within everything throughout the universe.

-= river of dream =- by Bram & Vera


The only thing we need more than    dependability in a friend is to be needed.

The only thing we need more than love is    to be able to express our love for another.–Strike a Chord of Silence


Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see. May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission –whether you created it or found it–(containing  text, image, video, and audio, poetry, quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of self improvement by focusing on What’s Right in the World.

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version

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CelebraZine 11Feb09

If I have been of service, if I  have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.— Alex Noble

photo by Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton

Dave Navarro presents The Poverty Snowball: What Is Your Life Worth? at Rock Your Day.

In the vast global economy, are you a consumer or a producer? And before you say “both,” I’m not talking about the things you buy. I’m talking about the take-home pay this planet gets out of your life.


The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.–Mark Twain

photo by Travelling Pooh

In this regularly inspiring presentation of quotes, Lanceman reminds us of the sublime wisdom of Pooh in the Sunday Thought For The Day at The Jungle of Life“Promise me you’ll always remember: …..”


Tejvan Pettinger presents How To Avoid Negativity at Sri Chinmoy Inspiration

One of our great challenges in life is to avoid negativity – a negative attitude to ourselves and others. It is easy to become suspicious, critical,  depressed, fearful, but, despite the prevailing attitudes of the world there is no inevitability that we have to become a grumpy old man.


“Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.” – Anais Nin


Jay Frawley presents How to use your Dreams to Achieve Your Dreams at InnerNoodle

photo credit:lrargerich

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see. May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission –whether you created it or found it–(containing  text, image, video, and audio, poetry, quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of self improvement by focusing on What’s Right in the World.
Blessings, dear ones,
CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version


CelebraZine 09Feb09

To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more

useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.–H. H. the Dalai Lama

(Wisdom Quotes)


(audio is poor but message is excellent!!)

presents Positive Thinking – Will Smith talks about bending the universe,

Here is Will Smith talking about positive thinking and creating our reality.

Suzann Pileggi presents Mindfulness, Health and Happiness at Positive Psychology News

Do you sometimes move automatically and unconsciously through life, reacting to people and situations? It often seems that mindlessness, rather than mindfulness, permeates our lives.

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!!

This  concludes today’s posting of CelebraZine (eZine to Celebrate What’s Right in the World), a ‘running blog carnival’ (of posts both found and shared with me) that uplift and inspire…. an inspiration of sayings, video, audio (music and speech), images, poetry–anything and everything that feeds the positive in heart, spirit, and mind.

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see.

May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission (containing text, image, video, and audio, poetry,  quotes, etc.)anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of What’s Right in the World

Note: Even if you are not the blogger of the work you’d like to suggest, but have noticed someone’s work that you think should be included in a Celebration of What’s Right in the World, –empowering people and spirit–please point out the work to us.

Blessings, dear ones,

CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves  and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow , are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as  ebook , paperback, or Kindle version

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CelebraZine 06Feb09

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.– Winston Churchill

(thanks for the quote to Humanity Healing)

From Today and Tomorro


Alex Blackwell presents 10 Steps for Transforming Negative Thoughts into Positive Beliefs at The Bridgemaker

We can always  choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life or you can focus on what’s right.Marianne Williamson


Joe presents What was the last thing you found?

“I would like to beg  you, dear Sir, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked  rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the  answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able    to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now.  Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without even    noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke’s advice to a young poet
Found by Joe in ‘bring me the rhinoceros’ by John Tarant

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!

This  concludes today’s posting of CelebraZine (eZine to Celebrate What’s Right in the World), a ‘running blog carnival’ (of posts both found and shared with me) that uplift and inspire…. an inspiration of sayings, video, audio (music and speech), images, poetry–anything and everything that feeds the positive in heart, spirit, and mind.

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see.

May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. .

Submit your submission (containing text, image, video, and audio, poetry,  quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of What’s Right  in the World.

Note: Even if you are not the blogger of the work you’d like to suggest, but have noticed someone’s work that you think should be included in a Celebration of What’s Right in the World, –empowering people and spirit–please point out the work to us.

Blessings, dear ones,

CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves  and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as  ebook , paperback, or Kindle version

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CelebraZine 28jan09

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.

It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance,

or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.–OrisonSwett Marden

(from The Jungle of Life by )


Lone Tree 2 byChris Gin

Seth Pickens presentsCheerfulness As A Life Power (1) at How I Got Over

“Cheerfulness as a Life Power” by Orison Swett Marden, written in 1899, is downloadable for free from http://gutenberg.org, and is all about the importance of  cheer, optimism, a glad heart, smiling, laughter, singing, and the positive effect all forms of mirth and merriment have on human health.


Rajinder Singh Ji
presents Spirituality is really love in actionat
The Times of India

We can  learn to balance our spiritual practices with our worldly responsibilities, enjoying the fruits within ourselves and sharing our gifts with others. 

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!


This  concludes today’s posting of CelebraZine ( eZine to Celebrate What’s Right in the World), a ‘running blog carnival’ (of posts both found and shared with me) that uplift and inspire…. an inspiration of sayings, video, audio (music and speech), images, poetry–anything and everything that feeds the positive in heart, spirit, and mind.

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see.

May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission ( containing text, image, video, and audio, poetry,  quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of What’s Right  in the World.

Note: Even if you are not the blogger of the work you’d like to suggest, but have noticed someone’s work that you think should be included in a Celebration of What’s Right in the World, –empowering people and spirit–please point out the work to us.

Blessings, dear ones,

CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves  and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow , are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook , paperback, or Kindle version

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CelebraZine 26Jan09

The more you praise and celebrate your life,

the more there is in life to celebrate. –Oprah Winfrey

Welcome to the Chinese New Year edition of CelebraZine

Happy Year of the Earth Ox, all!!!

A dragon dances down H Street in Chinatown during an annual Chinese New Year    celebration. (2007 Photo By Katherine Frey — The    Washington Post)

Occupying the 2nd position on the Chinese Zodiac, Oxen possess such character traits as dependability, strength and determination. Oxen are tolerant individuals who believe that the road to success involves hard work and scrupulous behavior; they don’t believe in taking shortcuts. They characterize those who don’t work hard as lazy individuals not worthy of respect.

Oxen are capable of trusting others and will listen to their opinions with an open mind. However, Oxen prefer making decisions that are based on their own research. Oxen favor strong, life-long alliances to casual acquaintances.

Barack Obama was born in the Year of the Ox (metal)

Look what the Year of the Ox has in store for you

Lighthouse Wisdom byHumanityhealing

Positivity of ‘Yes Man’ attracted me, says Jim Carrey presented at newKerala

“I feel like it’s time for a    shift in the paradigm out there, from cynicism to faith, and belief in a    good future”.

Howard White presents The Power of Hello at This I    Believe

Listen to this audio essay

….mother stopped me and said something that has stuck with me from that day until now. She said, “You let that be    the last time you ever walk by somebody and not open up your mouth to speak, because even a dog can wag its tail when it passes you on the street.”

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!

This concludes today’s posting of CelebraZine (eZine to Celebrate What’s Right in the World), a ‘running blog carnival’ (of posts both found and shared with me) that uplift and inspire…. an inspiration of sayings, video, audio (music and speech), images, poetry–anything and everything that feeds the positive in heart, spirit, and mind.

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see.

May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission (containing text, image, video, and audio, poetry,  quotes, etc.)anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of What’s Right  in the World.

Note: Even if you are not the blogger of the work you’d like to suggest, but have noticed someone’s work that you think should be included in a Celebration of What’s Right in the World, –empowering people and spirit–please point out the work to us.

Blessings, dear ones,

CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves  and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow , are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as  ebook , paperback, or Kindle version

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Community of the Mountain

hän makes plans, HÄN laughs.

I need my hikes up the mountain–body, mind, and spirit! Weekend before last was so brutally cold that I did not have suitable gear for the top of the mountain. Last weekend I was so sick that I could hardly breathe. Though I still had some some lingering effects of my illness, I was determined to go up.

I was sure I could make it.

Earlier in the week, some of my work strained my left knee, which I frequently have problems with. But I was still confident. Then Friday turned out to be the day for me to spend the majority of eight hours driving a pick into ground frozen over a foot deep–to backfill a foundation where a track-hoe could not get to. That, of course, further stressed the knee (and my back).

Maybe foolishly, but still I was certain I could make it to the top of the mountain.

Then, Saturday morning, there was the threat of rain until late morning. I planned on an eight hour walk and knew that it would be dark shortly after 6 pm–sooner if I was still in the woods. So I could not wait for clear skies too long. Still determined (or just plain hard-headed, I don’t know), at shortly after 9, though the mountain could not be seen from my house (picture above) I could not wait for clear skies any longer. If it was going to rain, it would have to chase me out the mountain.

It was a warm day, about 42 Fahrenheit (at 3000 ft above sea level). The moist air and the wind made the temp feel much cooler. Of course, at the top of the climb (above 6500 feet) the weather would be more like northern Maine or southern Canada, so I wore a light, long-sleeved, synthetic thermal pullover, carrying more layers with me.

I also know that no matter the weather report, these mountains create greatly varying pockets of weather. I have come up the mountain in a heavy cloud mist, to stumble onto a ridgeline where I could see that on the other side of the mountain the skies were clear. I watched the clouds falling down the mountain on my side come into being as the cold wind blew through the trees. I have also walked up from a sunny valley, only to walk into a blizzard up top.

For whatever reason, I wanted to go up and old trail that I spent 50 hours chopping out a few years ago–to a nice 3 foot wide trail. Of course, Rhododendron are notorious for reclaiming what is taken from them, as you can see (and this was the easy part of the trail).

I find that I must be careful what I think about when walking the mountain. It may be that in a state of much less filtered consciousness, thought to manifestation is more fluid (if you believe in such).

On my way up, I saw a old logging road and wondered where it lead to. As I had my plans for a destination, I went by the road. At one point, I wondered off the trail looking for the cover model (a tree with character perched on top of a large stone) for my book, Strike a Chord of Silence.

I wandered from interesting tree/outcropping to another, and then another. Then I was lost, with no choice but just to walk downward, trying to locate my trail. Eventually, where did I come out, but in the very road I wondered about but bypassed. I was glad to have my ‘question’ answered, but it cost me an hour in an already tight schedule.

Fortunately, the weather was being kind to me. Half way up, the clouds were just sitting atop the mountains. I love to walk in the clouds like that. Now I was certain I was going for the long walk, despite the impact to my schedule. This would mean that I had to walk steadily (no breaks–except 1 minute to take a picture here and there) until I got home.

FYI, here is a shot of the valley that I live in.

Well, there I go, through the thickets, planning on about eight hours without stopping–eating and drinking as I walk. Now, above 4000 feet (all but a very small part of the walk), I found that where there was no ice, the ground was as hard and slick as ice–kind of like ‘black ice’ when driving on the highway. It looks safe enough, but can provide a really trick ride if you are not careful. These conditions were complicating my walk, but there was so much beauty on top of the mountain that I had to go on.

It was getting dark, over eight and a half hours later, after walking the whole time. The mountain had had some fun with me–on the ice, spooking me with a couple of really tricky thickets–but despite it’s laugh at my grand plans, it returned me home gently and whole–actually more whole than I left.

Despite the foolishness that I take up with me, the mountain has never failed to gift me with wondrous treasures–and at least a little learning. This time up, I realized just how much my experience on the mountain is parallel with my experience in my communities online and offline. I could never achieve my high places and joys if I were completely reliant on my strength and ability alone. The members of the community of the mountain, and of my life, lift me up, support me, and carry me.

Many thanks to all my friends, in every form, and without form.

Blessings, dear ones,

CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version

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