I started this journal in hopes that my life could help or inspire someone else. Enjoy!
Hi Everyone! So many good things have happened this month. So many, that I've been very busy. Remember how I told you how I was going to talk to the psychic? Well it was a great experience. He is the real deal, www.connectwithscott.com, just make sure to call him because he doesn't check his e-mail often when traveling. Anyways I decided to ask him about my career. Before talking to him I felt like the universe was giving me hints that I should work with special needs kids. I kept meeting people who work or have worked with them. Scott confirmed what I had been feeling and told me I would be great working with special needs kids because I have the ability to feel what they are needing. He also said that I would enjoy working with them at the junior high level. Well, the very next week I was offered a job to work in a special needs junior high class out of the blue! It has been such a great experience, but it has kept me very busy:)
Leaves Changing Color
Another great thing that has happened is that I watched the movie the Secret. It is about visualizing and manifesting the things that you want. Well I tried some of the suggestions in the movie and I got instant results. I imagined manifesting more money and immediately my business really picked up! It is so gratifying! For all of you who ordered thank you so much! I told my friend that now I'm a money magnet and now it's a joke between us. It's my mantra that makes me smile:)Anyways, I recommend The Secret wholeheartedly.
I forgot to say that I decided to stay in Sonoma County. I really love it here and feel like this is where I need to be to thrive. Now that fall is coming the leaves are turning beautiful shades of brown, purple, yellow, orange, and red. I am such a tree person. I love them and one of the deciding factors for staying in Sonoma County was that I'd miss the trees too much if I left! I took a walk the other day with my friend but we didn't get much walking done because we kept stopping to take pictures of leaves:)
Since I decided on staying, I planted my winter garden! It's a little smaller this year but on the sunny side there will be less weeds! The pictures of the passion flowers are from the flowers that grow in my community garden and on the side of my friends house. They are such a unique flower aren't they!
I've been thinking a lot about limitations and acceptance lately. Since working with special needs kids I am learning that everybody is good at something and everyone has their limitations including myself. A lot of times we have expectations for others or for ourselves. Maybe our partner, friend, parent . . .(etc.) doesn't give us the love, validation, understanding . . .(etc.) we need. It can be frustrating to ask or want something from someone that they can't give. It's like asking someone to draw something with their right hand when they don't have one! On the flip side maybe someone is asking for something from us that we can't give. Maybe we can never fulfill their expectations. Perhaps we feel like we are never enough and it causes us a great deal of pain. I realized this week that I can't always fulfill people's expectations. Maybe I don't have the knowledge or experience or maybe their expectations are unrealistic. My light bulb moment came when I realized that I can only do my best for me and if I'm happy with me and my efforts that is all I can ask for. Not to long ago I read a poem that reminds me of this.
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world your best anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway...
Raw Food News
White Passion Flower
Our raw food potluck is looking for a new home. Please e-mail me if you have any leads. We are looking for a free place in Santa Rosa or Rohnert Park/Cotati that has a kitchen and the availability to seat 20 people.
My next class is going to be a dessert class on seasonal raw food pies! It is going to be on Nov. 12th from 1-3p.m in Santa Rosa. I'll have it posted on my site in a few days.
For those of you that love Cafe Gratitude in S.F., I heard through the grapevine that one is opening in San Rafael, CA. You can already can buy prepaid food cards.
The Hands of Gold Healing Clinic has started up again. The next meeting is Oct. 24th from 7-9p.m in Cotati. Call or e-mail me for directions. Healers and people wanting to receive a healing are both welcome.
Closing with a Quote
I love quotes and have always collected them since I was was really young. My friend gave me this quote and I think it is so beautiful and true.
"When you step into the unknown you have already succeeded."
Passion Flower Profile
Fig and Lemon Almond Ricotta
Trees Reflecting in a Creek