Saturday, 11 April 2009

Inspirational Quotes

Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I would indulge myself on a healthy dosage of wise words articulated by our predecessors.  

Lately, I'm finding it a challenge to shake off worrying and fearful thoughts.  Here's a prescription for keeping negativity at bay:

The only way to pass any test is to take the test

Anon.

If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room.

Native American saying

Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

I need to take an emotional breath, step back and remind myself who's actually in charge of my life.  

Judith Knowlton

You must do the things you think you cannot do.  

Eleanor Roosevelt  

If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has, at the same time, insight and understanding into many other things.

Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, 10 April 2009

Crystal Culture

I've been searching for a reasonably priced crystal sphere for the past year.  The other day, I encountered two orangy-yellow transparent ones and wondered if they were citrine.  The stallkeeper confirmed otherwise and went on to tell me that they were even better than citrine at attracting wealth (even though I hadn't mentioned anything about money).  I asked for their prices but thought they were unreasonable.  She immediately asked if I wanted to buy one.  I politely declined and began to browse other products. However, every crystal I subsequently picked up was accompanied by a brief commentary of what they were and why I should buy them.  

To me, crystals are sacred.  They 'call' to us when the timing is right.  We purchase it and work with it.  We are not owners but guardians of them.  The low energy of the stallkeeper did no justice to her crystals.  A genuine crystal lover/guardian would still give you information on the crystal, but the focus is on teaching, learning and healing, instead of profit-making.  The energies of these crystal vendors vibrate at much higher levels.  And most importantly of all, they let you browse in peace!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

The Power of Three

The Universe sends signs and messages to us in various ways.  When the same sign appears three times in the same day, I would stop and take note of the hidden message behind it.  

Coincidentally (or not?), I heard/read the phrase 'start of something new' three times yesterday.  I then asked myself - is there a hidden message behind it?  I then recalled a song with the same title, here's the lyrics:

Start of Something New

Living in my own world
Didn't understand
That anything can happen
When you take a chance
I never believed in
What I couldn't see
I never opened my heart yeah!!
To all the possibilities
I know that something has changed
Never felt this way
And right here tonight

This could be the start
Of something new
It feels so right
To be here with you
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart
The start of something new

Now who'd of ever thought that
We'd both be here tonight
And the world looks so much brighter
With you by my side
I know that something has changed
Never felt this way
I know it for real

This could be the start
Of something new
It feels so right
To be here with you
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart
The start of something new

I never knew that it could happen
Till it happened to me
I didn't know it before 
But now it's easy to see

It's a start 
Of something new
It feels so right
To be here with you
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart

That it's the start 
Of something new
It feels so right 
To be here with you
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart
The start of something new
Start of something new