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FROM DR. STANDLEY
AUGUST 2009

[Posted 2:50 PM EDT - Thursday afternoon, August 27, 2009

THE COMMONSENSICAL APPROACH

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, CHEROKEE ROSE

GREETINGS FROM CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS. I'm here in Champaign hangin' with my brother Tom for a couple of days. "I Just Want To Celebrate" by Rare Earth was my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) this morning and is a perfect reflection of my Life and how I live it. The uncertainty of Life can be scary enough as it is, so why run from it and make it even scarier? I've always said, "Instead of being too afraid to do something, I'm too afraid not to do it." I'll take my chances and JUMP every single time whether that is Love, money or career! And instead of thinking, "What if I don't?" . . . I think, "What if I do?"

I just want to celebrate and the easiest way to do that is to find the Good that Life has to offer. It is an offering and you do not have to accept it. You can choose to turn it down. You can choose to stand negative, gloomy and pessimistic if you want. Life is a big scavenger hunt and if you look for the Good, you will find it. It just stands to reason. If you want to find the bad, you can do that too. It's your Life but that's more of a non-sensical approach than commonsensical. Whatever your focus is, then that is what you will see, accept and then experience. If you take the commonsensical approach, then you will recognize that there are an infinite number of outcomes commonly called parallel universes or alternative realities. Whatever outcome you are thinking then it exists. If you can think it, then it is so. And if anything you think actually exists then why not take the best and most positive route imaginable? Folks, never make your Life harder than it has to be or voluntarily give up the infinite number of wonderful possibilties being offered to you. It's the commonsensical approach.

I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE
by Rare Earth
(Lyrics below the non-video)

I just want to celebrate another day of livin'
I just want to celebrate another day of life
I put my faith in the people
But the people let me down
So I turned the other way
And I carry on, anyhow
That's why I'm telling you

I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah
I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah
Another day of living,
I just want to celebrate another day of life

Had my hand on the dollar bill
And the dollar bill blew away
But the sun is shining down on me
And it's here to stay
That's why I'm telling you

I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah
Another day of living, yeah
I just want to celebrate another day of living
I just want to celebrate another day of life

Don't let it all get you down, no, no
Don't let it turn you around and around
And around and around

Well, I can't be bothered with sorrow
And I can't be bothered with hate, no, no
I'm using up my time by feeling fine, every day
That's why I'm telling you I just want to celebrate
Aw, yeah
I just want to celebrate yeah yeah
Another day of living, yeah yeah
I just want to celebrate another day of livin', yeah
I just want to celebrate another day of life

Don't let it all get you down, no, no
Don't let it turn you around and around,
And around and around, and around
Around round round
'round and around round round round
don't go 'round

Until then, as we say in Cherokee . . . AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

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[Posted 9:15 PM EDT - Tuesday evening, August 25, 2009

THE CHEROKEE ROSE

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, YOUR FREEDOM MEANS EVERYTHING!

This morning's Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) called "Rose of Cimarron" by Poco always brings a tear to my eye. I can still remember exactly where I was that day back in 1976 when I first heard this song and it was due to this song that my list of musical totems began and "Rose of Cimarron" became the first song of the totem. I remember hearing the DJ on the radio give a synopsis of the song and that's when I first connected with it.

Rusty Young of Poco, was also one of the original members of Buffalo Springfield who wrote this song and said "Rose of Cimarron" is a story about a woman in Oklahoma who took care of outlaws in the 1800's. The woman (Rose) fed them, took care of their wounds and then sent them on their way. Cimarron is a river in northeastern New Mexico that flows eastward into Oklahoma where it is a tributary of the Arkansas River. I always wondered if the outlaws the woman took care of were really Cherokee Indians who had walked the Trail of Tears during 'The Removal' (forced relocation) between 1836 to 1839 of the Cherokee Nation from their lands in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina to the Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma, which brings me to the Cherokee Rose.

The legend of the Cherokee Rose represents the pain and suffering of the "Trail Where They Cried." The mothers of the Cherokee had grieved so endless that the Chiefs prayed for a sign to lift the Cherokee mother's spirits. They also prayed to give the mother's strength to take care of their children.

Cherokee Rose

Since that day, a beautiful new rose grew wherever a mother's tear fell to the ground. The rose is white, which represents the mother's tears. The center is gold, which represents the gold taken from the Cherokee lands. Each stem has seven leaves that represent the seven Cherokee clans that made the journey. To this day, the Cherokee Rose prospers along the route of the "Trail of Tears" and is now the official flower of the State of Georgia.

Rose of Cimarron? . . or Cherokee Rose along the Cimarron River? Why did I have to hear this song this morning? I have no idea but I feel strongly motivated to share it with you. I guess there are just some things in Life that are just too important to forget, should be shared with others and always remembered. Read more about my Cherokee ancestry and citizenship here!

You'll see Rusty Young sing along with Timothy B. Schmidt (the long haired guy) who went on to join the band, The Eagles.

ROSE OF CIMARRON
by Poco~
(Lyrics below the video)

Roll along, roll on
Rose of Cimarron
Dusty days are gone
Rose of Cimarron

Trails that brought them home echo names they've known
Four days high and lonely, comin' to you only
You're the one they'd turn to, the only one they knew who'd
Do all her best to be around when the chips were down

Roll along, roll on
Rose of cimarron
Dusty days are gone
Rose of Cimarron

Shadows touch the sand and look to see who's standin'
Waitin' at your window, watchin' will they ever show?

Roll along, roll on
Rose of cimarron
Dusty days are gone
Rose of Cimarron

Can you hear them calling? You know they have fallen on
Campfires cold and dark that never see a spark burn bright

Roll along, roll on
Rose of cimarron
Dusty days are gone
Rose of Cimarron

Hearts like yours belong, following the dawn
Wrapped up in a song, Rose of Cimarron

Roll along, roll on
Rose of cimarron
Dusty days are gone
Rose of Cimarron

Until then, as we say in Cherokee . . . AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 3:15 PM EDT - Monday morning, August 24, 2009

WHAT ARE YOU WAITIN' FOR?

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, YOUR FREEDOM MEANS EVERYTHING!

This morning my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) was "Right Now" by Van Halen and was so appropros to this past weekend. Thursday afternoon Christine (Aquarius) and I (Gemini) were the first of 11 people to arrive at Reelfoot Lake in Samburg, Tennessee for a weekend of fishing and canoeing with 7 of the 11 people being kin to Christine. Then Friday evening 'The Scorpion King' arrived to join in on the action.

Reelfoot Lake is an extremely shallow lake (2 to 18 feet) with the average depth at 5.5 feet. The lake was created when major land changes took place as a result of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 – 1812. The Mississippi River flowed backward for 10 – 24 hours and filled in the land depression creating the lake. Reelfoot Lake was named for a legendary Indian who had a deformed foot. The Lake is truly magical for so many reasons. First of all there are all kinds of birds to marvel at such as eagles, ospreys and herons. Then there are the cypress trees, the lily pads and the natural shoreline. In order to get around Reelfoot Lake you need a special made flat botton canoe called a Reelfoot Boat or a John boat or a Pontoon boat simply because the lake is so shallow that hitting tree stumps is a common occurrence. Christine's dad (Papa Lou) and her sister (Lisa) both have Reelfoot boats, which aren't even made anymore. Needless to say, speed boats on Reelfoot are prohibited, as is swimming. It is a fishing, hunting and wildlife preserve that attracts botany enthusiasts from all over the world. If you Love the outdoors as the 11 of us do, then you will absolutely fall in Love with Reelfoot Lake. Which brings me to my point . . .

I believe that we all have a purpose in Life and I also refuse to believe that our 'only' purpose in Life strictly refers to what we are supposed to be doing for a living or what we are supposed to be doing for others. To me that just sounds preposterous and makes no sense whatsoever. Sound selfish? Well, not to me. Think about it . . . one purpose in Life and that's all we get? No way! I just cannot believe for the Life of me that my only purpose in Life would be to have this website to talk to the masses and that's the only purpose I get. I believe that right here and now, right this very minute, part of our purpose in Life is catch that magic moment . . to experience . . to undergo . . to explore . . to know . . to see . . to hear . . to smell . . to taste . . to sustain . . to enjoy . . to realize . . to apprehend . . to comprehend . . to understand . . to feel . . to touch . . to hold . . to sense . . to communicate . . to think . . to encounter . . to have . . to meet . . and to brave . . right here and now. It means everything.

RIGHT NOW!
by Van Halen~
(Lyrics are below the video)

Don't wanna wait 'til tomorrow,
Why put it off another day?
One more walk through problems,
Built up, and stand in our way, ah
One step ahead, one step behind me
Now you gotta run to get even
Make future plans, don't dream about yesterday, hey
C'mon turn, turn this thing around
Right now, hey
It's your tomorrow
Right now,
C'mon, it's everything
Right now,
Catch a magic moment, do it
Right here and now
It means everything

Miss the beat, you lose the rhythm,
And nothing falls into place, no
Only missed by a fraction,
Slipped a little off your pace, oh,
The more things you get, the more you want,
Just trade in one for the other,
Workin' so hard, to make it easier, whoa,
Got to turn, c'mon turn this thing around

Right now, hey
It's your tomorrow
Right now,
Cmon, it's everything
Right now,
Catch that magic moment, do it
Right here and now
It means everything
It's enlightened me, right now
What are you waitin' for
Oh, yeah, right now

(solo)

Right now, hey
It's your tomorrow
Right now,
C'mon, it's everything
Right now,
Catch that magic moment, and do it right,
Right now
Right now, oh, right now
It's what's happening?
Right here and now
Right now
It's right now
Oh,
Tell me, what are you waiting for
Turn this thing around

Until then, as we say in Cherokee . . . AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 9:25 PM EDT - Wednesday evening, August 19, 2009

YOUR FREEDOM MEANS EVERYTHING

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, CALM IN THE STORM

This morning my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) was "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield. This song is right up there at the top of my Musical Totem list of fave tunes. In fact, this song is such a favorite of mine that I use one of the lines from it (the quote below) as the ending to all my radio shows. This is also the only song my daughter Karmen thinks I'm capable of hitting each note successfully. Other than this song, she thinks I'm purposefully trying to ruin every other song that I sing. OUCHY!

"Nobody's right if everybody's wrong.
From the song, "For What It's Worth"
by Buffalo Springfield

This song is just as relevant today, 42 years later, as it was back in 1967 when Stephen Stills wrote it. For some reason the video below from YouTube doesn't finish the song but right at the end you will see Neil Young who was also part of Buffalo Springfield as was Jim Messina from Loggin's and Messina. But I digress . . . You can click this link to see and listen to the full version on Vodpod. My webpage will remain so you can continue to read the lyrics if you just scoot the Vodpod page over to the side.

If you've been reading your daily horoscopes, then you know that I have recently reminded you again that I believe we will all be in the street pumping our fist in the air for our cause as a result of Pluto in Capricorn. Not to mention we have the upcoming 3rd lightning bolt that strikes on September 15, 2009. (See your Weekly Horoscopes) Pluto represents destruction, reconstruction and transformation and Capricorn represents government, corporations and authority. Oh it's happening folks as you can see with all the town hall meetings, increased protests and rebellion against authority. It's a planetary revolution! Pay attention because you are going to hear the words revolt and revolution over and over again in the news. Since I also believe these songs that come to me when I wake up are indeed DLG's ™  (Download's from God ™ ) I find it interesting that this song refers to children, meaning us, God's children. It's just something to think about folks. Choose your causes wisely and for what it's worth, your freedom means EVERYTHING.

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
By Buffalo Springfield
(Lyrics are below the video)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL VERSION OF THIS SONG

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side

It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, now, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

Until then, as we say in Cherokee . . . AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 6:25 AM EDT - Tuesday morning, August 18, 2009

CALM IN THE STORM

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, IT'S HOW YOU HANDLE IT

This morning my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) was "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs. I distinctly remember the last time I heard this song because it was this past June when 'The Scorpion King' and I were in Tampa (Clearwater) Florida. One day we rented bikes and set our gears into full party-mode riding up and down the sidewalk along the beach. We'd ride about half a block and then go in somewhere and then ride another half block and go in somewhere else. With each half block, the ride became just a little bit nuttier and out of sorts. Then we'd pull into a different hotel, lock up the bikes and play on their beach for a while.

While splashing around and body surfing the waves we noticed the Sun was going down but paid no attention. Next thing ya' know we were both walking out of the water in the dark saying to each other, "Where's our stuff?" We had lost track of how much we drifted with the waves. And we weren't even in deep water. Folks, it wasn't dusk, it was DARK! From our vantage point on the beach, all we could see was the lights from the row of hotels along the strip. With each minute that passed our situation grew worse with the tide. Our 'stuff' included our shoes, his shirt and my back pack that held our wallets, money, ID and keys. Now I'm not an easily panicked and freaked out person (thanks to my Capricorn Moon) but I could definitely feel myself heading down that path. Thankfully the Scorpion King is an emotionally stable and calm person, with the exception of driving in traffic (winky wink), which helped keep me sane and 'with it'.

So as any normal couple should do in a crisis, we worked together. I went one direction and he went the other. Another potential problem that arose was the tide had been coming in so we had no idea how close to or far from the water our stuff was . . . heck, for all we knew our stuff could already be floating in the Gulf of Mexico. I slowly walked along scanning my eyes back and forth as if I was walking a dragnet. I prayed outloud and felt myself doubting that we would find our stuff. Now if there is anything in the world that frustrates me about me it's when I pray in doubt because I know better. Yeah, yeah, I do it too sometimes but when I realize it, then I quickly snap out of it as if I just swatted a fly. We're supposed to pray as if we have already received [Matthew 21:21-22]. So why pray standing in a lack of faith that the prayer won't be answered because that doesn't even make sense. So I immediately snapped out of my doubtful prayer and said outloud, "Thank you, thank you God for already answering my prayer and helping The Scorpion King find our stuff. You made him a Scorpio and scorpion's are the detectives and investigators of the zodiac. You made Scorpio's great at finding things and unlocking secrets, ESPECIALLY in the dark. Thank you in advance for helping us and helping him do his job."

After I prayed outloud in gratitude then I mentally pulled on a musical thread from the Universe and I heard the song, "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs. When I need to be calm in a storm, I always make myself pull on a musical thread from the Universe so that a song will come to me that will make me happy, silly, relaxed or whatever I need to be at the time. And that's when "Wooly Bully" came to me that day on the beach. It's doubly funny because that song is in the romantic comedy, "Splash" with Darryl Hannah and Tom Hanks where she plays a mermaid. Splash is also one of my favorite movies of all time. Wow, God really knows what to give me right when I need it. I laughed, kept searching and started singing "Wooly Bully" along with Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs. Then after several minutes passed I heard from a distance, "BABY!" I turned around and saw 'The Scorpion King' walking toward me several yards down the beach with his arms stretched way out holding our stuff in both hands. Then I ran to him like a love scene in a beach movie. I said, "I knew it! I knew it! I knew you would find it. I knew it!" After we laughed about it for a while and rehashed the whole exciting search story he said, "Now which hotel did we leave our bikes?" WOOLY BULLY! . . . Wooly Bully!

WOOLY BULLY
By Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
(the lyrics are below the video)

Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro
Matty told Hatty about a thing she saw.
Had two big horns and a wooly jaw.
Wooly bully, wooly bully.
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.
Matty told Hatty, "Let's not take a chance.
Let's not be L-seven, come and learn to dance."
Wooly bully, wooly bully
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.
Matty told Hatty, "It's the thing to do.
Get you someone really to pull the wool with you."
Wooly bully, wooly bully.
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.

Until then, as we say in Cherokee . . . AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 6:25 AM EDT - Monday morning, August 17, 2009

IT'S HOW YOU HANDLE IT

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, GONE FISHING

This morning my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) was "Mad World" originally by Tears for Fears but now made insanely famous by the 2009 American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert. The way Adam sings this song is downright captivating. I can relate to this song as many people can but not in the same way that I think most people do. By nature and conscious choice I am an optimistic, active and yet solitary person. I enjoy my alone time, bumping around the streets on my bicycle, riding the train and enjoying an afternoon picnic by myself in the park. I call it being deliberately injected into my life.

I listen to the words in this song and it reminds me of the people that I see on the train or walking along the streets. They have stoic, expressionless faces and often times lack human interaction and kindness. Sometimes the only human interaction I notice from one person to another is quickness, anger, frustration and lack of patience. The really sad thing about this is that it usually takes a human tragedy to bring the public together. Why does it take the worst to bring out the best in us?

I guess the stanza that gets to me the most is the third stanza about the children because we as children of God do this same thing to ourselves. We "wait" for the day to feel good instead of choosing to feel good today. Why wait for a certain day (our birthday per se) to feel good? As an intuitive with all kinds of intuitive aspects in my Natal Chart and being keenly aware and sensitive to the pain and feelings of others, it's heartbreaking to feel the aloneness or the perceived invisibility that another person might feel. At the same time I believe it is our responsibility to create our own happiness and livelihood. No one just gives this to us, nor should they. No one should be responsible for our livelihood and happiness except for us. That's a lot to ask of another person when you think about it and frankly it's just not fair to expect anyone to be "responsible" for our happiness.

This song gives us all a lot to think about on many levels. On any given day the challenges of daily living can easily turn our day into madness. If we don't remain conscious and wide-awake we could easily sink into the well of self-pity and self-undoing but all that does it breed more of the same. I always thought it was easier to be positive than negative because being negative was just too much dang work and I can be far too lazy to be negative. If worry doesn't help my situation, then why worry? If action helps my situation, then why not take action? Yeah folks, it's a mad world, no doubt about it but as it is with anything else in life, it isn't what happens to you, it's how you handle it. And it goes without saying . . . if you don't want anyone to look right through you, then don't look right through them.

MAD WORLD
by Adam Lambert~
(Lyrics are below the video)

All around are me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
And their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrows
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very very,
Mad world, Mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
May they feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny,
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very very
Mad world, Mad world
Mad world, Mad world

Until then, as we say in Cherokee . . . AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 6:00 AM EDT - Thursday morning, August 6, 2009

GONE FISHING . . .

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, THE SELF-HELP JUNKIE

The Scorpion King and I were bit by the adventure bug yesterday morning so we packed up and have gone fishing. Actually we're camping, canoeing, snorkeling and fishing down on the Huzzah River in Steelville, Missouri. Since I didn't own any snorkel gear The Scorpion King wanted to stop and get me a set so we could snorkel together. I thought, "How are we going to snorkel in a river?" . . . because I've only snorkeled in the Caribbean. But since I'm open to adventure I said, "Great!"

So there we were floating on our bellies with current down the Huzzah River looking for buried treasure. If you've ever been floating or canoeing down the river then you know there are slow and fast currents where adventurers often turn over and dump their belongings into the river and therein lies the buried treasure. As we were scavenging along I looked over and watched The Scorpion King rummage through an area of logs and large rocks. This is where buried treasure often gets caught up as it floats down the river. I just kept watching him and when we stood up to clear our masks I said, "Oh my gosh! You are so Scorpio!" Always being eager to learn more he said, "What do you mean?"

Being able to recognize yourself (in your own natal chart) is just heavenly sweeeeet and then top that off with being able to recognize someone you are close to in their own chart is just icing on the cake. It makes understanding that person all the more easier. When he asked, "What do you mean?" I reminded him of how Scorpio is the consummate researcher of the zodiac. They are the investigators, the detectives and the finders, so if there is anything to be found out, Scorpio will find it. Believe me, the best researcher or detective will always be a Scorpio. Hands down! That's why no one should ever lie to a Scorpio because they will most definitely find out. They really can find a needle in a haystack. Literally! So for The Scorpion King to be rummaging around in the low waters is a Scorpio characteristic. Scorpio innately searchers for secrets and things that are hidden. Scorpio just so happens to rule the low waters, small rivers and the swamp, while Cancer rules the bigger rivers and lakes and then Pisces rules the Ocean. I had never been snorkeling in the river but it's something he's always done.

In a couple of hours we will be canoeing down the Huzzah River so naturally I will be unavailable all day long. As a result I won't be able to get to the Daily Horoscopes today. Just remember there is a Full Moon in Aquarius tonight. You can read more about the Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius in your sign if you re-read yesterday's Daily Horoscope (Wednesday). I will be back tomorrow morning to fully update. In the meantime, what a lovely setting this is to see the Full Moon. (winky wink)

Until then, as we say in Cherokee . . . AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 9:00 AM EDT - Tuesday morning, August 4, 2009

THE SELF-HELP JUNKIE

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, Message About Nothing

Do you ever feel like you are starving, literally starving for a taste of something new and different in life? I feel like that. In fact, I pretty much feel like that every day, although some days are better than others. Some days the satiety center in my brain is full to excess and my brain is chewing on all the new information, experience and adventure and then other days I just can't seem to get satisfied. It's like eating a ton of carbs and never really sinking my teeth into anything that has substance.

This morning's Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) called, "The Wall" by Kansas severely reminded me of my appetite for change, growth, results, epiphanies, happiness and laughter. It also reminds me of how I feel when I hit 'the wall'. You see folks, I am a seeker! I am a self-help junkie, probably much like you. That's why we've found each other through this medium. That's exactly why you and I relate to one another. Change often scares a lot of people but for me, it is precisely no change that scares me the most and I wouldn't call myself a fearful person by any stretch.

"I use fear to drive me forward,
not hold me back."
Dr. Loretta Standley~

People often ask how I came to arrive at the place that I am now. I don't believe that I have the capacity to embrace more wisdom than any other one person on the planet but I do believe that I (as an individual) have deliberately and consciously taken my experiences, knowledge and adventures and channeled them into something productive, constructive and creative, which has bred a certain degree of wisdom and also gives me happiness. When I said that, "I am a self-help junkie, probably much like you" . . . I too have traveled down the road of self-help books, spiritual retreats, repetitive affirmations, vision boards, workshop participation, lecture topics and vast amounts of higher education and certification training. Check out my bio and you'll see the kind of self-help junkie I really am. I still don't have everything listed on my bio otherwise it would just look silly and ridiculous. I had to draw the line somewhere. (winky wink) After chasing myself, my identity, for several years, one day it dawned on me that I could continue to chase down more knowledge and education or I could simply put everything I learned into practice. I could start living the knowledge instead of searching for more of what I was already not doing.

During clinical practice I was never the type of doctor who would supplement a patient's bad lifestyle with an herb or vitamin just to pacify the patient or to generate more revenue in the practice. I took more of the position . . . "change that and then we'll do this". As long as a patient continued to over-eat, drink, smoke or not exercise then my assistance was already restricted and limited. That's why I am a firm believer in an individual's active participation in life rather than cramming more into their brain. What good is knowledge if you don't do anything with it? Just like my Treat Yourself Special Home Study Yourself e-Course. If a person does not actively participate in the e-Course, then they get nothing. The rub with some individual's once they get started is that they will have to put time into themselves, which is something that was lacking in the first place. As with anything else, if you don't do the work, then you don't get the reward. It's the same way when practicing Feng Shui; you have to make changes! You have to participate. Well heck, the same goes with diet and exercise. Something has to change if you want physical body results. Reading about nutrition and exercise won't make the weight fall off; you have to participate. The same thing goes with cleaning the house, starting a business or anything for that matter. You have to do something or you will hit the wall.

This song is so spiritually romantic and wonderful that as a Christian, it truly reminds me of my long term goal in life, which makes everything right now divinely perfect. Knowing that makes everything JUST GREAT whether it's a Good day or a bad day. Certainly, I have my own walls in life just as you do and when I hit a wall . . . I change. I have to change because the alternative is that I stand in front of a wall wondering how to get around it. I want to be on the other side of walls because all they do for me is stop me from being more of me. There are times when I can't find a rope, a springboard or a ladder to get me over a wall and when that happens folks, I remember the answer is not outside of me, it's always within me because I am a self-help junkie and I'll just tear down that wall so that I can be . . . All that I am, and all that I was ever meant to be, in harmony.

THE WALL
by Kansas~

(The lyrics are below the video)

I'm woven in a fantasy,
I can't believe the things I see
The path that I have chosen now
Has led me to a wall
And with each passing day
I feel a little more like something dear was lost
It rises now before me,
A dark and silent barrier between,
All I am, and all that I would ever want to be
It's just a travesty
Towering, marking off the boundaries my spirit
Would erase

To pass beyond is what I seek
I fear that I may be too weak
And those are few who've seen it
Through to glimpse the other side,
The promised land is waiting
Like a maiden that is soon to be a bride
The moment is a masterpiece,
The weight of indecision's in the air
It's standing there,
The symbol and the sum of all that's me
It's just a travesty,
Towering, blocking out the light and blinding me
I want to see

Gold and diamonds cast a spell,
It's not for me I know it well
The riches that I seek
Are waiting on the other side
There's more that I can measure
in the treasures of the Love that I can find
And though it's always been with me,
I must tear down the wall and let it be
All I am, and all that I was ever meant to be, in harmony
Shining true and smiling back at all who wait to cross
There is no loss

"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

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