Category Archives: Abundance and Prosperity

The Times, they Really are a Changing!

Just love!

We got back to the basics about the Holy-days this year. More quality time and effort was spent with family and friends than past years and the whole material aspect was put aside. The kids and grand-kids were more concerned about family time than on “What do I get?” Perhaps the harder times are bringing out the best in all of us?

One positive side to a weak economy is that I see more and more people are refusing to buy into the hype and go into debt over the Holy-days. My grand-daughter made me the most exquisite card and gift in school. I am delighted every time I see the snow man photo frame she made me, and the hand made cutout card she spent so much time on,  it means more to me than a new whatchamagigger ever did!

My kids were just happy to see me, forgetting about the gifts. Since we’ve been scattered the past few years, its easy to see whats most important in their eyes and hearts. A day on the beach or on a frozen lake brings an incredible level of joy and happiness, more than a cruise trip to the Bahama’s and much more affordable too!

A simple celebration under the coconut palms is worth more to me than a trip to Disneyland, any day. There is food, fun, conversation and laughter, not to mention a gallon jug of home made buko wine passed around the circle. Someone brings a basket full of fresh papaya, mango’s or fried bananas and sweetbread, it doesn’t get any better!

It’s true, challenges and hard times tend to bring the best out in all of us. Maybe these troubled times are just the way God and the Universe have of rebooting humanity, when people can give more love than hate or fear, we’ll have the solutions we need to truly prosper! 2012 will test us, and bring out the best if we let it!

Happy New Year to All!

Blue Gold and Belief

The commodity of the future is something more precious than metals or oil. Without it, we would perish and many countries are facing that grim scenario.

We are blessed in the United States in that we hold the biggest natural supply of this life giving substance than any other country. We are truly living in a land of “Milk and Honey,” but the problem affects all who live in the United States on many levels. Towns and cities are drying up here too, as we speak!

Fresh water will dictate politics and the wars of the future. With climate change and the desertification of major population centers around the world, fresh water will be the only real commodity. Let’s face the truth, when a body lacks water it dies in a matter of hours. It’s quite the same when a region dries up, forests turn to deserts and blow away. Life becomes impossible. “Existence,” as we know it, is impossible in either scenario.

What will become of 2/3 of the worlds population that depends on this life source, and is losing their very life blood and existence? Time will tell the story, perhaps Jesus or Aliens will come down from the heavens to help us out.

Or, we may come together as one “humanity” and figure out solutions to the problems facing the world and it’s, inhabitants. We may advance in intelligence to the point of knowing that wars need to become obsolete and cooperation the new model, if we want to survive as a species.

Unbelievable, right? That belief is what keeps us from living in a prosperous heavenly world. Amazing things happen when a group of people come together and believe!

 

 

 

Faith vs Fear, Christmas season 2011

It’s hard to remain positive in these “End of Days” times.  According to the media, the whole world is hell bent and successful on bringing us all down. Just for a twisted kind of fun, I did my own experiment.

For starters, take a look at the headlines, I just picked the first 5 that pop up on Yahoo, MSN, or any major news provider. Here is my list from Yahoo as of right now, today December 8th. You can make your own evaluation at just about any time, any day, anywhere.

This is only an observation. What prompted me to write this post was an email I received from “Mind Movies,” a company that preaches the power of  making your own positive imaging slide show or video for personal growth and prosperity. This email was promoting an end of times as we know it video on the collapse of the world economy, and how to profit during the impending doom and unbelievable hard times to come.

For example at the top of the list is…

Alabama GOP leaders have second thoughts on immigration - Maybe they passed this state legislation a bit hastily, having harassed legal foreign workers to the point companies don’t want to do business here anymore.

Number 2 on the list is…

Senate rejects Democratic payroll tax cut proposal - Politics as usual.

 

Here’s amazing number 3…

EPA says fracking may have caused polluted groundwater  – Opp’s! Sorry we ruined your only source of water! We’ll do better next time!

Number 4 is a bit milder…

Rabbi to become Army chaplain, beard and all, court rules - This one is the result of centuries old religious practice of not trimming one’s beard. Tell that to Sergeant Slaughter will you?

Last on my list, but not least! Number 5…

D.C. gridlock could hurt economy in early 2012 - Ending the year on yet another political downbeat, problem is there is no place to hide on this sinking ship!

These examples don’t include the headline about the woman, buried alive by her fiance, who dig herself out of a cardboard coffin with her wedding ring and the Christmas photo taken  near the White House that landed a man in jail.  Not to mention the latest 2 victims of yet another Virginia Tech shooting.

It’s no wonder people are fearful about the future, being brainwashed constantly with this kind of media negativity. What chance do we have as a world connected by technology and the media to live together in peace and prosperity? Not much, unless the news we are feed changes from junk food to something enlightening and positive!

How about posting some solutions to the endless problems of a fearful world?

What chance do we have as individuals to live with inner peace and prosperity? Is it just another day of hard times we have to look forward to, forever?

If we are to be vaccinated from negativity, just turn off the news and do something positive! World change begins with each one of us!

P.S. Tell a friend…

 

 

 

Have the World and Eat it Too!

Christmas 2010 was incredible! A short year ago, the coconut palms were decorated with lights, the live music was excellent and fire dancers performed under the stars.  The many tables laid out with the freshest seafood’s on  ice, pick your desire and have it grilled to perfection, chase it with a beer and a fresh mango shake for desert!

Hop on a motorcycle Christmas day and ride until your hands go numb on the handle bars. Seeing everything on the way, feeling it, smelling and touching. The world and its beauty, the people who live and play, laugh and love.  Take it all in and eat your fill, take a big bite out of Chocolate Hills, it reminds me of playing Candy Land as a child, only for real this time!

Spend some time on the reef, diving in the underworld. It’s a different world,  you float down and drift with the current, just observing. Time, space and gravity don’t apply here, wonderful and magical, the sea beings dance for you in a garden of multicolored splendor, a true display of “Special Effects!”

Time stands still almost, just another magnificent sunrise, watching the boats go out to sea. No news, politics, disasters, riots or mindless refuse to infect your spirit. Feeling the warmth slows everything down, especially my blood pressure! Feeling the sun in your soul, as it drops beyond purple clouds on the horizon, signaling the end of yet another day.

It looks like I’ll be spending Christmas in Kansas City this year, my next trip to paradise won’t come until Valentines Day! It’s okay though, a couple months pass and before long, I’ll be back where I belong!

Happy Holy-Days to all, and to all a Great Night!

Thanksgiving Day and Here come the Holy-Days!

It’s that time of year again, the Holy-Days!

Black Friday is here, except this year they renamed it “Blue Friday.” Why not call it what it is, “Black and Blue Friday?” People seriously getting beat up and pepper sprayed over saving a few bucks! Only in America!

Kicks off the holidays spending spree from now until Christmas, when most everyone goes into debt in the traditional buying frenzy. At least their putting dollars back into the economy!

It’s my bit of insanity and I have to chuckle, anyway, I’m going to buy a comforter for $9.99 at K-Mart Friday morning, (between 5am and 9am only,) for the long, cold, winter mornings that are just around the bend. I may even get a cordless drill for half price off the “Special,” because I’ll have the 50% coupon off anything under $30.00, good only on Saturday.

I won’t be going into debt, if I do any Christmas shopping it will be after New Years when “the stuff” is dumped for pennies on the peso. Shhhhh!

What ever happened to the Christmas Holy-Day Season? I remember it well, spending Christmas week in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, back in 1987.  It was the Christmas week of my life, non-stop partying in the streets, where total strangers would take you by the arm into their homes and stuff you full of Christmas Tamales, Tequila, and dancing the night away with a beautiful Senorita!

Non stop fireworks and regular parades of the Catholic faithful, marching through the streets with effigies and candles. The party and festivities didn’t end until January 1st and there was no noticeable emphasis on material things. The season was all about the Celebration of the Birth of Christ.  Santa Clause was a stranger, in fact I don’t think I saw him during the whole week, not even once! It was a long time ago…

I’d like to go back to Tapachula for Christmas and New Years Eve and see how things have changed over the years. I wonder if its still the same, or if it too has become a victim of the times. I’ll have to put that on my re-bucket list, been there, done that and have to do it again just to see if it was a dream or reality!

I have faith in the human heart and spirit, hanging on to that which has substance, in fact I crave it! Last Christmas was experienced eating fresh grilled fish, drinking Mango Shakes, and watching fire dancers on Alona Beach, Panglao, Philippines!

Hey, come to think of it, I didn’t see hide nor hair of Santa Claus there either, WOW! It was pure magic,  anyway what did you do for Christmas?

A better question is, “What would you like to be doing for Christmas?” All comments are welcome, as always!

Happy Holy-Days Friends!

 

 

 

 

Are you really “Living the Dream?”

I’ve always had a knack for finding ways to do the extraordinary. I’ve  had meals with tribal members in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, soaked in hot springs on active volcano’s in Java, Indonesia. I’ve run races through the streets of Singapore and eaten fresh picked Cacao fruit in Chiapas, Mexico.

I’ve found ways to travel and see the world, work, laugh and play with people and cultures in far away places, (without spending anything but my time and usually getting paid in the process!)

Now that I’m older and wiser, working in the jungles, deserts, and mountains has been transformed into something more in tune with my present life style.

The biggest challenge I had working for companies and seeing the world was I was always on their time clock. I didn’t  have the freedom to see and do things when and where I wanted to, but I still had fun!

Now I’ve discovered a way to travel first class for literally pennies on the dollar, I make regular trips to exotic, far away places! Watch for my Special Report on how you can do the same! I guarantee you’ll find it a great value, and the cost is right! (free)

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Pause the World, Another day in Paradise!

Another day in Paradise

Three weeks in Paradise! The best medicine for what ails you, your stress levels melt away in the mid day sun, blood pressure drops and you smile a lot. I needed this trip!

New life, new beginnings. Start my day with a fresh green coconut (buko) and half a papaya, maybe a sweet banana or two. Bacon and eggs don’t even sound appetizing. The neighbor brings a pail of fresh fish by, caught the night before.  A pot of rice cooking on an open fire. Nothing weird in this cuisine, everything is organic, fresh, chemical free and delicious!

Sitting under a bamboo Palapa and reading a great book, the hours go by. Kids drop in to see what I’m doing. They work and play, laugh and love all day long. Families are tight in paradise, older kids helping the babies, cousins, sisters and brothers exist as one. Families are born, live and die together, generation after generation.

Life is hard here, no machines to wash your laundry, its done by hand, one piece at a time. Water is hauled in 5 gallon containers from the tap down the way. There’s food to gather, Cassava root to dig, peel, wash and shred. Piles of white powder to dry overnight and then sift again the next day. It makes a fine sweet cake when mixed with green buko jelly and baked in a pit of hot coals! Not an extra ounce of fat on anyone, even the seniors have six pack ab’s, lean and muscled, they can outwork any twenty year old from the good old U.S.A!

There’s nothing like hiking down to the beach during low tide and digging clams and conch shells! Food is everywhere in Paradise, paid for with sweat and toil. There’s value in everything, nothing is wasted or taken for granted. Life surrounds you and embraces you. Music plays, people sing and the day goes by.

Evenings are spent sitting together and telling stories, laughing about this or that. Someone brings you a glass of buko wine, tastes a bit vinegary but gives a warm happy feeling! The sun goes down, chickens fly up in the banana trees to sleep. Everything winds down, its 8pm and time for bed. Sleep and dreams come quickly under a ceiling fan on a warm tropical night.

The roosters start crowing about 4am and they don’t stop. It’s time to wake up and do it all over again, the music and singing begin and its a new day. Same as yesterday!

Fear won’t set you Free

If you don’t live in a cave, you have probably noticed just how much negativity is being poured on us from every direction,  from our caring and concerned buddies, the mainstream media or what I have labeled, “the dark side.”

If like attracts like and we are attracted to the fear that’s plastered all over modern media, we become victims of fear. We won’t find peace, sleep well, nor will we be content. The beast has us right where it wants us my friends and it will strip us of our motivation, confidence and power to live our dreams.

We must fight the fears and media demons with the positive power of faith, motivation, and positive action, to move forward into the light. We will have to cut ourselves off from that which binds us to fear, not an easy thing to do in this media controlled and saturated world we live in.  It takes a conscious and consistent effort to tune out the negativity that steals the life force from within us.

We must connect with the energy of positive souls who can enrich and nourish our lives. Mastermind the actions and ideas that are supportive to growth and advancement of humanity. Disconnect from the dark side and plug into pure potential of truth, freedom and abundance! When enough people decide to stop the insanity and take the path with heart, the world will be transformed in an instant!

Tuned in?

 

What results are you getting?

Its amazing what the human mind can manifest when your antenna is tuned in to the limitless. Good or bad, you will attract what you focus on in the areas of health, wealth, spirituality, relationships and life. It’s not magic, but a manifestation of the creative force that drives us to bring forth greatness into the world. Like tuning a radio to receive the clearest signal and best sound possible, being off just a notch creates a negative result, static and a confusing mix of sounds and reactions.

I have to remind myself to stand guard, bombarded by the constant negativity of the press and events,  exposing myself to mindless chatter in the form of music, movies and well meaning naysayers can bring me down in an instant.  Your growth is equivalent to that of the five or ten people you spend the most time with. Take a good look your sphere of influence and see who’s lifting you up and who’s bringing you down. Note the level of health, spirituality, finances, relationships and lifestyles, you may want to change it up a bit!