The Hunger Games Prequel

If it ain’t broke, leave it alone! The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins was/is a huge literary book and movie success. And now the prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes comes along and ignites the The Hunger Games frenzy once again.¬†

“The Hunger Games” was about an event that punished rebels for rebelling against their “government”. It was a pairing of rebel children from all of the districts against each other in a fight to the death. It concentrates on the stories from the rebel’s point of view.

The Prequel, The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes takes place much earlier than The Hunger Games and tells the stories from the “government’s” point of view. A lot of the unanswered questions left open in The Hunger Games are answered.

I predict that the prequel will also be a big success and will become a trilogy with more movies too.

Once again, it it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! ūüôā

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The Positive Side of the C-virus

YES! Step out of the NEGATIVE downward spiral of the effects of the C-virus for just a few minutes. There is enough of that out there already! Can you find anything at all positive?

Living in the “present moment”: Most of us never take time to just BE. We’re caught up in the rush and hurry of everyday life. Whatever we don’t get done today, well there will be tomorrow.¬† OR WILL THERE?

Saying those things and doing those things that I really need to say and do . (I’ll do tomorrow!)

Because of the C-virus we are experiencing that there may not be those tomorrows for us or anybody else.

So SAY those things you feel! Do those things for people you love! Make each day count!

Let those people who have been and are now in your life know how much they have meant to you and what knowing them has made a difference in your life.

Send cards and letters! Pick up the phone and call! Send those e-mails! 

Say, “Just in case”, I wanted you to know!



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Are You Living or Working with Schizophrenia? NEW BOOK out!

If you have ever known a family or person that has problems with the symptoms of schizophrenia, you know the challenges they face daily. It has plagued civilizations for centuries! Until now there has been little”lasting” success in diagnosing and treating it.¬† This new book, HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD by Robert Kolker tells the history and latest hope for the causation and cure! Also, Oprah has chosen the book as a 2020 Book Club selection.¬†¬† A MUST read!

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The Hardest Parts of Creating Your Own World # 6; Forgiveness/Letting Go/Allowing

So, you’ve done EVERYTHING right and still have no success! GO ahead, GIVE UP! Let ole Joe Blow and Sally Silly down the street get all of the rewards. Maybe they just have DUMB luck OR by accident they locked onto the secrets that you’ve just overlooked. Hang in there! You are almost there!!!!!

FORGIVENESS: Why is something like that an important step to mastering The Law of Attraction? If Like attracts Like, then “not forgiving” by being a source of negative thoughts and feelings blocks your good from finding a straight line pathway to your door! FORGIVE

LETTING GO: When you have done all of the planning and deciding exactly what you want to come into your life. LET IT GO! Don’t keep rethinking it! If you want, put the details on a piece of paper and put if away in a drawer and forget it. Continuing to review, revise, etc. just slows the process down! LET IT GO!

ALLOWING: Don’t think about HOW your good will come to you! Don’t limit it or yourself. It is always good to say to the Universe. This (what you want to create


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Creating Your Own World/The Law of Attraction in Action #5 [The SECRET]

Many books have been written about “How to get what you want”! You are not happy with what you have in life so you go out and buy these books, read them thinking that you will find out exactly how to get what you want. They all take you just so far and then stop! You are looking for that one thing, THE SECRET that will make it all just happen! That one special Secret that makes manifestation take place!**

We’re all taught that hard work and determination will pay off, and that we can be and should be anything, and have anything we want if we’re just determined and work hard enough to get it! Some people accomplish that. What is their Secret? What are they doing that we aren’t?

Every time you wish for something your “spiritual self” starts working toward getting it for you [in escrow down stream*]. Your physical self is constantly becoming your spiritual self. It requires no action on your part, The Law of Attraction. We slow our manifestations from happening by not allowing our physical selves to progress into being what our spiritual selves already are. The Secret is that Allowing means that in addition to letting our physical selves progress to our perfect spiritual selves, WE MUST ALLOW ALL OTHER¬† BEINGS TO PROGRESS INTO THEIR PERFECT SPIRITUAL SELVES too!

We stay on our spiritual path and allow them to stay on theirs. We are not here to fix the world. We are here to experience the world as it unfolds and learn and grow with it and everybody else.

When we don’t allow those things, it is like paddling up stream. When we allow those things, we turn the canoe around, put the paddles in the canoe and rush down stream to where all of those good things that we want are there waiting for us!

YOUR spiritual self and your physical self work together for your best good. When we are in sync we feel good and when we are not in sync we feel bad. [Emotions]

Special thoughts!: Don’t worry about having Negative thoughts! They have NO POWER unless we concentrate on¬† them. Replace them with “less negative” thoughts such as, “Well, maybe I don’t have enough information to make a judgement about it.” In order to know WHAT WE WANT, KNOWING WHAT WE DON’T WANT makes a lot of sense! Make a list! ūüôā

Stay tuned for part 6, How to deliberately create successfully! A workable “game plan! *



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Creating Your Own World#4/Your Spiritual DNA

You’ve had your Physical DNA analyzed and know that your human ancestors came from Africa and migrated northward to the Scandinavian countries and the United Kingdom. You can trace their travels from Europe to America and here you are. From old pictures you have many physical features of your family history. You also have many of the physical illnesses and personality qualities of some of your ancestors. This is your Human DNA.

Is being a Human Being all you are? WHAT IF YOU ARE MUCH MORE THAN JUST HUMAN? What if you are also a Spiritual Being?! Do you have a spiritual DNA?

Think about it! What if that’s true?! What does that mean? Is it important? Can you measure it? Should you?

TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH HERE! Take at least 3 deep breaths and exhale.

You are 100% spiritual. When you incarnate to Earth or anywhere else in the Holy Ethers of totally pure consciousness you are both spiritual and Human or whatever being that incarnates to those other places that are not the Earth. When you incarnate to Earth you bring only the amount of your spirit with you that you need to live and carry out the purposes and learning that you came to the Earth to complete. The rest of your Holy Spirit stays in Heaven while you are¬† “Out there”.

The connection between your human incarnation and your Holy Spirit is critical to your well being while you are here on Earth. Some people believe that GOD’s greatest gift to us is the Grace of knowing our connection with our spiritual self and it’s connection to our Human incarnation. It is the “feeling or knowing when something we think or do or want is right for us or not”. Does it agree with our purpose and is it true to our spiritual being?

We know how to test our human DNA?  How do we test or find out what our spiritual DNA is?

Age regression by certified practitioners (psychologist/hypnosis) can lead us back through our human incarnations and give us the history of our lives. They can also look at the Akashic Records. (Google it.)

Over the last 50 years people who were conducting these age regressions discovered that some of the people were not only going back through their human lives but also were going back to where they were in between incarnations! Back to Heaven and rejoining their Holy Spirit there. So we have a Spiritual history as well a a Human history. Certain people who are trained in the Spiritual regression techniques can guide us back through our spiritual lives.

And HOW/WHY is this important in our lives? We are all here for a reason/purpose. We are here incarnated on Earth to learn what an honor and privilege it is to be a creation of GOD and in that Holy Presence. We are also here to be HAPPY. We learn by understanding how wonderful it is by experiencing what it is like without it!


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Creating Your Own World/The Law of Attraction in Action #3 Why don’t you get what you want(ask for)?

It should be simple, I want and I ask and I get! Why don’t we get what we want and ask for? The Main reason is that we don’t understand how the Law of Attraction Works. If the Law of Attraction works and it does, whatever we think about good or bad comes to us, no exceptions. If you constantly concentrate on “I don’t want” or “I don’t have’ then you are attracting all of those situations and persons into your life.

If you want a car. You will get a car. And if that is all you say you want that is what you’ll get. BUT what if you had a specific color, make and style with a lot of special features on it and didn’t specify any of that in your request for a car?! You’ll just get a car! Being specific matters!

How about diseases, illnesses, etc. If you concentrate on any specific disease or illness you are concentrating on negative desires. Instead of saying I don’t want Cancer, TB, Heart Trouble and constantly think about those things make statements like, I choose perfect health. Being Healthy makes me happy. I enjoy being an example of being happy and healthy and wise. Concentrate on that positive approach to your “wanting” and you increase you chances of getting perfect health.

NOTE: There is a certain amount of cushion time in there.……if you find yourself thinking about these things you don’t want in your life immediately switch your thoughts over to the positive way to ask for what you want, NOT what you don’t want.

SO, the WAY you think is critical to the way you get what you want. There are other things that may block your getting what you want. The part of the Law of Attraction called Allowing! Allowing with understanding and forgiveness! This part is usually hardest part to understand and accept! Example:

In your life, someone breaks in and kills your child, rapes your wife and tries to kill you before the Police Officers shoot and catch the intruder! Due to a technicality the intruder is found not guilty and set free! You hear of people when this happens to them saying that they forgive the intruder and move on with their life. I can hear you all that are reading this saying “well if that happened to me, I’d NEVER forgive or forget that so and so intruder. Anybody that can forgive that is just crazy or stupid or both!”

I have wondered for years how anybody could forgive actions like that and move on with their lives! It required a lot of thinking and reading a lot of books and praying for understanding for me to understand why forgiving and allowing is necessary for us to stay on our chosen paths on Earth and complete our purposes for this lifetime.

Quantum Physics shows us that everything in “All that is.” is connected! From things much smaller than an atom to huge rocks and planets and universes out to and beyond infinity. ALL are connected. We were created and are all equal in the sight of our “GOD”.

Each Soul is on a journey from where they are to where their “Heaven” is. The requirement to get there is to learn what being “not there” is like. The path for each Soul is different because each is given freewill to choose their own paths. All paths lead to Heaven and to GOD so there are no right or wrong roads to choose……just different! If you choose a road that is extremely hard and difficult you may have some very hard lessons to learn and in a sense pay for. Perhaps the harder the path the faster the journey?

You’ve heard the saying, “It is not what happens to you that matters as much as how you handle it!” That is part of the lesson.

Bottom line though is EVERYBODY has the right to choose which paths they choose. If you choose a path that brings bad things into your life and you don’t like what you find there you can choose to take another path. In the case above you can choose to forgive and move on OR you can choose to allow the negative actions of someone else get you sidetracked and get lost on your journey. You do not have to forget! Just let it go! And move on.

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Creating Your Own World, The Law of Attraction in Action#2, Meditation

As part of the main purpose of this blog series, let’s take a look at one of the major tools in creating our own world [What we really want?]¬† Meditation

What is the biggest mistake people make about Meditation?¬† They think they can’t do it!

For 10-15 years I went through life believing that I couldn’t meditate! I read about how important is was to our well being but I would read the procedures and get quiet and play [meditating music] and get frustrated and then just give up and quit trying! Books didn’t help much.

What did help was finding somebody who was willing to take the time to tell me what to EXPECT and  what not to EXPECT! That led me to the knowledge that I had been meditating all those years after all.

A brief simple formula for meditating:

1. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.

2. Sit or recline in a chair.

3. Take 3 deep breaths and slowly exhale, continue breathing normally

4. Play whatever kind of music that calms you the best and listen to the different        sounds of the music. Try to identify all of the different instruments. Listen for the different melody or rhythm strands in the sounds. [check out Deuter, 2002, Secret Garden].

When you “quiet your mind” you are bringing your subconscious forward. This is where your answers to questions, messages and guidance come from.

WHAT are you supposed to see, hear, learn while meditating? Immediately maybe nothing! A day later or a week later or more you may have a dream or a vision or hear a voice or have a “feeling” about something going on in your life.

Regular meditating lets your body know that on some routine you are going to completely rest and allow it to “talk to you about everything it wants and needs to”. It will reward you with better health, wealth, and happiness! Certainly worth the effort!!

PS. Start with just 5 minutes a day or at a time if you have to and work up to longer times to treat your body and mind to a REST/TIME OUT!

NOTE: If you have a question or comment, go all the way down to the end of this blog and you’ll see a box for leaving a comment.¬† Suggestions and questions are welcomed!





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Creating Your Own World/ The Law of Attraction in Action! # 1 1/1/2020

Reference Book: The Essential Law of Attraction Collection by Esther and Jerry Hicks 2nd edition October 2015 ( 3 books in 1 collection book) *

Why do bad things happen to good people?! Think and Grow Rich! I hate my life but there is nothing I can do! I’m trapped in this lousy life! GOD must hate me! The Devil made me do it! The main thing in common with the above statements is the individual is always blaming somebody else for their problems. The truth is the individual is the only one that can change the situations. OUR GOD (whatever you determine that to be) has given us the “GRACE of Choice” or what some call “Free Will”.

Hundreds of books have been written about WHAT TO DO about changing our lives/situations, but few actually tell you HOW TO DO IT! The Essential Law of Attraction Collection actually does that!

We all are looking for something easy and magical that we can latch on to and WHAP! We have it! Sorry but it isn’t simple. IT takes work and time! We create our worlds all of the time so we can do it, but if we don’t have what we want, what are we doing wrong?! How do we learn to get better at creating exactly what we want?

That’s what we are going to be doing with this¬† “Using the laws of attraction to get what we want” series in my blog.**

* International best sellers, 1. The Law of Attraction  2. Money, and the Law of Attraction  3. The Vortex

**To follow my blog,¬† go to the right side of the blog entry and go down to the bottom of the page¬† and you’ll find a [to follow] button……… on it and you’ll get an e-mail notice each time I issue a new entry. You can also make comments on each entry about the content and other issues you might have. Interaction is welcomed.


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Southern Gardens, Aging Gardens/Aging Gardeners

The best way to tell if your gardens and you are aging is to pay close attention to what is happening around you! IF you find that you aren’t able to get out in the garden as often OR stay as long as you used to (especially in the summer heat) YOU MIGHT BE AGING. Note: your garden will respond by having more and larger weeds in spaces that used to by filled by blooming “ribbon winning” bloomers.¬† If when you stoop down to pull weeds or pick up limbs you fall over on your face or if you start buying all plants in 3-5 gallon plants instead of all 1 gallon containers, you get the drift (not the roses or other drift plants) the meaning! ūüôā

Now some may find this depressing but do not despair! Here are some ideas that will give you a whole new outlook on your “garden situation”:

Hire somebody who needs work to do the yard work.

Switch to drought /heat resistant plants.      Build a bird sanctuary.

Look to your community. Jr. High and High School students need projects to complete their studies in school [4 H/ FFA ]. Find out if some students would want to adopt your yard or part of it for a before and after project for school credit.

Buy annuals early and replant them in larger pots for 4-5 weeks and then plant them in the yard. The better root system will help transplant survival rate.

Most gardeners want the latest, best plants they can find! This means adding space for them all! To just MAINTAIN what you have and resist new plantings is very hard for the aging gardener! It means you have to make do with less and rely on others to do work you would do if you only could! It means cutting back on the amount of yard you have devoted to “The Garden”. So bite the bullet and cut back on the areas. You can let them go wild again OR cut paths through out the beds and still maintain the plants with much less work. Put down pine straw on the paths to maintain a “trail” effect.

If all else fails, pick out a small area in your yard that you can get to and work on without putting your self in danger and work on that area THIS year. This area can be your YARD to work in on those days when you feel like getting out in the yard and smelling the clean air and to get the satisfaction of a job well done.

LAST RESORT! Give up going out into the yard! Concentrate on a few “house plants”. Pick winners such cactus, African Violets, etc. Your local garden centers will be glad to suggest just the right plants for your situation.

“OLD gardeners never quit planting until they get planted.”

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