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Charlie Chaplan ~ “As I Began to Love Myself”

So much wisdom through experience

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“As I Began to Love Myself”

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything…

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Recent Relationship Patterns as Realities Split

Quite a good article that’s worth the time to read.

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I’ve alluded many times to a splitting of realities/timelines and what I call the “Cosmic ‘Are You Sure?!'” but wanted to share today about how I see these two factors affecting relationships. Many clients and loved ones have experienced simultaneous breakthroughs in stuck areas of their lives, only to find breakdowns of long-term relationships. This pattern often occurs anyway, because as we shift our own restricted energies into new, expansive directions, those who felt comfortable with the lesser version of us can feel threatened by the change. That dynamic just seems majorly magnified right now, so I wanted to assure people that if you’re experiencing it, you’re not alone. Entire swaths of our culture are choosing either perpetual victimization, fear and ignorance or liberation, love and joy.

Fence sitting continues to become uncomfortable and borderline impossible, which can result in fence sitters lashing out at people who represent the side…

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Walking My Talk

Over the last few weeks, I had been going back and forth in my head about whether or not this was the right time to spend money on something that I really wanted to do. I was totally stuck in my head about this.

So when I was walking Java yesterday morning, I was having this conversation in my head again going back and forth, not going anywhere. Finally, I just said to myself stop! I then asked myself, Dawn where is all this coming from, where is this back and forth centered in? I immediately answered this is coming from my mind which is attempting to figure out what was best for me. Ok, yes I’m all for being wise in my spending but where was this desire coming from that I wanted to make this expenditure. The answer was it was coming from my heart. Then I asked myself, what did the universe tell you about this move? I remembered how I was told I would be supported, I would be protected, I would be buoyed and not sink. My hand would be held. Ok, if that is the case I asked myself why wouldn’t I trust in what my heart desired and what the universe had promised me? I started to laugh because I realized how silly I had been being.

The thought persisted a little longer in saying well don’t you want to be responsible though and frugal to support this. At that point the thought that kicked in was, Dawn are you going to walk your talk or not? At that point I knew that I could trust that spending the money would not take anything away from me. It was from the heart, it would in the long run bless my community and myself, and it was about trusting what I had been told.

So when I came home, I went online to pay for the deposit for what I had wanted to register for. It was funny because when I first tried to pay online, the Paypal link hung up when i hit pay. It stayed like that for a number of minutes. I finally just hit the back button and it brought me back to the pay button again. I decided to check my bank account at that point to make sure that the payment hadn’t gone through, before I tried again. In the past I would have thought, “OH, that must be a sign that I wasn’t supposed to do this after all.” This time around, I knew that it was the universe asking me if I was REALLY sure about trusting. So I went back with more intention that this is what I was choosing to do with a whole and open heart. The payment this time went through with no problems. I felt totally at peace with my decision and intention.

I went to get up and walk away from the computer. As I was doing so, I caught my left little toe on one of the boxes that I had packed in my room. I was walking with some force and when I caught my toe on the box, which was quite heavy it actually moved the box. I screamed and cried in pain. I finally looked down at my toe and realized it was turned 90 degrees out from my foot. OOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW. I felt I had either dislocated it or broke it.

Once I calmed down, I pushed my toe up against the rest of my foot. It was already double the size it normally is and was getting bigger. At least at this point it was closer to the rest of my foot. I soaked it in cold water, then in warm water, I did Reiki on it coming from the intention of my highest good.

I had intended to continue packing yesterday along with running some errands that needed to be done. I was having difficulty walking, so I made a decision to not pack yesterday, but to go ahead and do the errands and then come home. When I returned home I soaked my foot again in cold water. At this point the whole foot was completely swollen and really difficult to walk on. I laid in bed with my foot up on a pillow. I kept thinking to myself, this wasn’t just some isolated accident there was a message here, what was it.

I looked up the metaphysical meaning of breaking or dislocating your little toe on your left foot. This is what I found “The Left Earth Toe is all about trust and trusting – trusting the Universe, trusting other people and trusting yourself.”

Here’s the link to what popped up when I had done the search online


Ok, that seemed to ring true, it resonated especially with what I had gone through with the back in forth in my mind earlier on my walk. I was asking myself, well why would this happen when I confronted those fears and trusted, deciding to “walk my talk”. Do you get where this is leading?

I went on my walk with Java this morning because by the time I woke up my foot was feeling significantly better, allot of the swelling had diminished, even though there was still pain in my toe. So Java and I headed out. As I was walking it hit me why the whole broken toe thing happened. I had consciously chosen to “Walk My Talk” by trusting. At that moment a recent post by Tania Marie I had seen came to mind. Here’s the link to Tania’s website post and the quote that rang in my head.


“also like Robert Wilkinson’s remarks, particularly in light of my own “physical bone fractures” I’ve experienced that symbolically felt potent to the breaking apart of old to new he explains:

“As Eternals, we’ve seen many things fall apart across many lifetimes. It’s a very human experience. And every loss creates the space for something new to come at exactly the right time…

“Just keep in mind that if it actually IS a time of many things fracturing, don’t be impatient for the new to present itself before the fracturing is done. We need a clean slate if we’re going to write a new symphony (and it’s hard to write one when the ground is shaking!)”

I was so thankful for that flash of insight and thankful for the article by Tania Marie. I realized that the breaking of my left little toe was breaking up of an old belief and pattern. And that I was co-creating a new pattern that would be much more beneficial to my new life I was also co-creating. I was anchoring in this belief of “walking my talk” figuratively and literally. As this inspiration spread through me, the rest of the pain in my toe completely vanished. The elimination of the pain, signified that I had really received the message that had been gifted to me.

I am so appreciative and grateful for this experience. I feel completely loved and cared for AGAIN. Thank you to Tania, your posts definitely make a difference to my life. Thank you to me for listening. I am celebrating as I continue to pack today.

  THE BLT (Bear, Lion and Tiger) . . . thanks to R.

This is such a lovely story on so many levels. Enjoy the pictures as well. Just gives my heart so much happiness

The Blessings Of Java’s Awareness and Sensitivity – An Opportunity to Aid a Feathered Friend with Reiki

Walking Java this morning as goes our routine, it’s so beautifully clear, blue skies and mild temps. It’s a morning stroll that starts off our day, we are receiving exercise, fresh air, nature and we enjoy the time together, and of course the practical aspects for Java of being able to do “his business”.

We just mosey along, Java stopping at his favorite pit stops to sniff and make sure that everything is in its proper place. I swear, if ANY thing is moved (even the slightest) he knows, or if some thing is added to his environment and/or taken away, again he notices. He is so aware. I just appreciate him so much.

Another trait that Java has that I really appreciate is another aspect of his awareness. He always knows when people, bikes, etc are within his radar. It’s a fairly large area that his radar covers. Whatever he notices can be half a block away behind us and I don’t hear a thing. He on the other hand starts to look back as we are walking. That is always a sure sign that Java is signaling something in the vicinity that isn’t normally there. WARNING Will Robinson, WARNING. I always think about that we he starts that behavior, it was the robot from the old TV show when I was a kid, called Lost In Space that used to say that to the young boy that was his friend. So I am so appreciative of his protective instincts. I know that when Java is with me, I will not be surprised by some unexpected presence.

We were just about home when I noticed something on the sidewalk. The young girl that was walking in front of us by about half a block, stopped and looked at what was on the sidewalk for awhile and then went on walking. I didn’t have my glasses on and Java wasn’t signaling his alert behavior. But I could sense it was a bird and as we got closer I could see that it was a bird. Java still was not noticing it.

I felt that something was wrong with the bird but I had concerns about coming too close to the little feathered guy with Java even on his leash. Just as we were a couple of feet away, I saw the bird attempt to fly away. It didn’t really work for him. but he did get about 5 more feet away from the sidewalk. I noticed his one wing looked really ruffled. Still no reaction from Java. It was like he didn’t see the bird, or did but knew he needed help.

I watched the bird and he managed to get up to the white picket fence not far from us…I was relieved because I thought at least he will feel safe there. I decided to send him Reiki, I called in the Reiki intending it for the little bird’s highest good. I also explained to the bird in my thought that I wanted to help him, I sent him pictures in my head of how I would do that and that I hoped he would let me. I told him that I was sending him Reiki and it was up to him whether or not he wanted to accept it. I respected him and his body.

I began the Reiki and he just stayed on the fence. Java didn’t really budge, he was very peaceful and quiet. Java loves Reiki and any time I begin a Reiki session whether for him or someone else, in person or long distance he immediately just relaxes and goes to sleep, absorbing whatever he can. As I continued Reiki for our bird companion and friend, I started to feel really nauseated and my stomach was turning, I felt off balance. I realized i was picking up on how the bird was feeling. So I just kept the Reiki up till the nausea went away for me. That tells me it went away for him as well.

Java then started becoming impatient and decided it was time for us to go. So that was a signal to me that I had done what I could for the little bird. The bird was still on the fence but he shook himself and his feather/wing was laying normal now. Before it looked really ruffled up prior. I had the sense that when I car had driven by in the neighborhood, it had clipped the bird, causing stress and possibly hurting his wing. I had the sense that he was fine now. Before we left I told the bird thank you for letting me help him, and that to take time on the fence till he felt well enough to leave.

Java and I went on our way home. I appreciate Java and his sensitivity to me and other living things. I love you bud! I also feel extremely blessed to have been able to help our feather friend in his need. Much love to all spirits, and here’s to helping whenever we can when presented with an opportunity to do so.

Have a great rest of your day!

Here’s Java Man

My best buddy Java

My best buddy Java

Communication Breakdown

Tania Marie shared this post on her blog and Facebook. I couldn’t agree more. It was something I had been contemplating as well, and then Tania put this out, how synchronistic! She puts it beautifully. I have been challenged with this as well as others, I’ve been on both sides to be honest. Note to self, I will do better.

Tania Marie

I find it interesting to hear about and observe the way people interact and communicate, especially online. Before, when people related more in person or on the phone, there was an immediate interaction that engaged you to be more present and potentially to be more accountable in the moment.

But now, there seems to be a lot of disconnect between expectations people have when they want/need something and lack of the same care/courtesy when others communicate with them.

We can push things and people off, ignore them all together, or hide behind words more easily.

While technology has created great advancements in some regards and enabled connections that never would be, it seems to me to also have increased lack of personal depth in terms of how we relate with one another, less accountability and personal responsibility, things get lost in translation, and it provides everyone the easy and convenient…

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Happy Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Blessings from Lake Tahoe, Tania Marie and the Sun Angel.

Tania Marie

summer solstice lake tahoeYay! Summer is here and I couldn’t be happier to be celebrating it and tuning in from Lake Tahoe. The photo you see here is an amazing capture I took at the Lake yesterday of the Sun appearing to me like an angel or cosmic butterfly.

This year is just speeding along and my being away has brought much reflection to my own personal need to slow things down amidst the acceleration, and that a lot more change is definitely in order. I’m feeling a new spark of inspiration flooding my body and soul.

And I am envisioning revitalization for everyone’s current experiences as we experience today’s Solstice. Remember that this is a time of blossoming, celebrating, embodying self-awareness and your Higher Self, releasing the old patterns of suppression, and recharging the mind, body, and spirit to bring what you desire into your life.

It’s a time of the Divine dance…

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