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[Posted 8:00 AM EST - Wednesday morning, 02/18/2009]


AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, What Surprises Me Is . . .

I'm a firm believer that it is our job to teach others about us. Leaving other people guessing who we are or what we want is not only unfair, it's just not nice, especially if we want them to get to know us better. That includes both our personal and professional life. It could be a communication thing on my part since I am Gemini (the master communicator of the zodiac) and we Gemini's absolutely have to have clear communication. Hands down, who can argue that teaching others about us isn't a phenomenal idea?

One day I was talking with a man about setting up a meeting the next day to talk shop (business). When he called the next day it was just after 1:00 PM and he was on his way into the City to meet up with me. I told him that I wasn't home, which took him by surprise because he thought we had set up a meeting. I reminded him that he said, "I'll try to get away around lunch time and maybe we can have lunch." There was nothing in that statement that told me we were going to have a meeting or have lunch.

I said, "I don't live my Life based on cliffhangers."

He said, "What's a cliffhanger?"

I said, "A cliffhanger is when I'm left hanging. In other words, I don't live my life wondering if I will or won't do something based on someone else's 'try', 'maybe', or 'might'. You said you would 'try' to get away and 'maybe' we could have lunch. Since that statement was a cliffhanger, I went about my business and went out to lunch with a friend.

Most of you know from my previous Daily Messages that the word 'try' is a word I can't even identify with because it doesn't mean you 'will' do anything. If someone says to me, "I'll try to call you" then I guarantee you that I won't count on that call to happen. How do you "try" to call someone? What the heck does that mean? In my brain, you either will or you won't. I either will or I won't. If this man would have said, "I will get away somewhere around lunch time and I will give you a call when I'm on my way." . . . then I would have adjusted to his "I will," even if the time was uncertain. I don't mind time uncertainty because I'm all about spontaneity. Time is just a man-made thing that stresses people out. I would have just kept happily working until he called but since 'try, 'maybe' and 'might' came into the picture, it didn't mean anything to me so I just went about my day and didn't even blink or look back. Since I do fly by the seat of my pants I can adjust my schedule to just about any timeline but 'try', 'maybe' and 'might' have zero commitment. I can't even make out what those words mean. Those words just put me in duh and huh land. The fact that he was going to 'try' to get away and we 'might' have lunch was a big ol' nothing to me.

It's just like this past weekend when Christine and I were going over the guest list for the fundraiser. She mentioned a handful of people who said they were going to "try" and come. I simply said, "Okay, so they're not coming." She smiled and said, "Yeah, probably not." Try is such a phooey word! It's an unimpressive word that only makes excuses not to commit or do your best. Aaarrrgghhh . . don't 'try' and dazzle me with with your 'try' and think I'll be sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for you to 'try' and show up. Gimme a break! I know what 'try' means. I understand you can try to climb a mountain and then stuff happens and you don't make it to the top but that's not what I'm talking about here, but actually it kinda is. People that climb mountains will either get to the top or they'll climb again until they do make it to the top. Heck, they may even die trying. Now THAT'S commitment!

And what happened with Mr. Try? He went on to lunch and then we met up an hour later and had our meeting. (winky wink)

"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 6:00 AM EST - Tuesday morning, 02/17/2009]


AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, From a Distance

Last week was pretty much jam packed not only with work to do through this website but I had a full social calendar as well. Tuesday evening I painted my face blue and went to the St. Louis Blues Hockey game (I bleed blue!) . . . Wednesday evening I went to see a live performance of "The Miracle Worker" . . . and then Friday night I went to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's performance of Verdi's "Requiem". When I say that I enjoy going to anything and everything artsy or sporty, that's pretty much the case. If I have a few hours to cram something in, that's exactly what I'll do; just let me grab my purse, keys and lipstick and I'll be out the door in a flash.

As many of you know, my friends and I enjoy fundraising for educational purposes and we had a fundraiser Saturday night for St. Gemma Center for Autistic Children here in St. Louis. Since the event was on Valentine's Day, then naturally we had a Valentine's Day theme. We all had our individual roles in what we needed to do in order to make this event a success. Thursday afternoon Christine (Aquarius) and I (Gemini) broke away from work and went shopping for the grocery and beverage list. Christine's daughter Laura is an incredible cook. Actually she's 'chef material' even though as a career she is a Speech Therapist. Laura prepared an incredible spread of fancy schmancy food I never knew existed. Earlier in the day I had addressed six (6) Valentine's for each guest signed with their name that they could use to introduce themselves to other guests, which made the perfect ice breaker. After writing out all of the Valentine's I made a CD of 82 of the top swoonie Love songs to play throughout the evening. The rest of the night I spent behind the bar making Strawberry Daiquiri's for those who wanted the 'Love Potion'. (winky wink) The fundraiser was a huge success. We even had a silent auction that went over well.

Sunday morning I was on the schedule at church as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister, so off I went on the bicycle to honor my committment. The rest of the day I had pretty much planned to stay home and watch Sidney Poitier movies all day while working on the website and then my daughter Karmen called and asked if I was coming over to spend the night. I wondered if I had missed something. Then I remembered that my grandson "Big Tree" didn't have school due to President's Day and I was on tap for Granny duty. I told her that I hadn't planned on spending the night but it wasn't a problem, not to mention it would make the morning easier. So with my computer and yoga mat on my back, my bicycle and I were on the train headed out to the county at 4:40 PM. I ride the train out to the airport and then they pick me up in the van. When the weather is nicer, then I just continue riding my bike to their house, which is about 5 miles from the airport. As Karmen and Big Tree pulled up in the van, Big Tree noticed a huge 4 foot green stuffed frog sitting in my bicycle basket. Froggie was his Valentine's Day present.

In the midst of all of the juggling last week with this website, the fundraiser and my own silly playtime, I was asked to create a couple of new product lines in the area of 'hygiene' for a company to be marketed elsewhere. Well now how Virgo is that? After all, Virgo rules health, hygiene, fitness and daily regimen and I am a North Node Virgo. Anything that I do in this Lifetime should always be geared toward Virgo. All I had to do was find the extra minutes in my day to make it happen. And so . . I did. Check!

Looking back on everything I did this past week, more than anything I received a healthy sense of personal accomplishment. I did everything I wanted and more. I worked, I played, I danced, I sang, I cried, I laughed, I swooned, I exercised, I met new people, I hung out with my friends, I had granny duty, I yelled at the other team and stepped into a new business venture. Now folks, this next part may sound a bit cold even though I don't intend for it to come across that way, but when it comes to people and their capabilities, I'm not really surprised by what some individuals are able to accomplish in one day or in their entire lifetime. Heck no! The human spirit is much stronger than we give it credit. What actually surprises the hell out of me is how little some people accomplish in one day simply by not getting involved in their own life. Now THAT surprises me.

"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 3:30 AM EST - Thursday morning, 02/12/2009]


AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, Everything's Alright

I've been keeping notes on all of my musical DLGs (Downloads from God) over the past two weeks. Initially when I heard, "From A Distance" by Bette Midler I thought that I was going to write about something else but it all changed in a flash when I saw the fire truck.

Yesterday afternoon Christine and I were out running errands preparing for an upcoming fundraiser when we heard the sirens. From a distance we saw the fire truck coming our way and then suddenly all traffic came to a stand still. As the fire truck cut right in front of us and turned down a street I made the comment that it's so interesting how we humans can be so cruel to each other and beat each other up and in the next breath we can't wait to hurry up and help each other. I wondered outloud, "From a distance, what must this all look like to God?"

by Bette Midler

[the words are below the video]

From a distance the world looks blue and green,
and the snow-capped mountains white
From a distance the Ocean meets the stream,
and the eagle takes to flight

From a distance, there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land
It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace,
it's the voice of every man

From a distance we all have enough,
and no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease,
no hungry mouths to feed

From a distance we are instruments
marching in a common band
Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace
They're the songs of every man
God is watching us, God is watching us
God is watching us, from a distance

From a distance you look like my friend,
even though we are at war
From a distance I just cannot comprehend
what all this fighting is for

From a distance there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land
And it's the hope of hopes, it's the Love of Loves,
it's the heart of every man

It's the hope of hopes, it's the Love of Loves
This is the song of every man
And God is watching us, God is watching us,
God is watching us from a distance
Oh, God is watching us, God is watching
God is watching us from a distance

"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 2:00 AM EST - Wednesday morning, 02/11/2009]


AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, The Typing Maniac

Several times over the last couple of weeks (since my last Daily Message) I have received the same musical DLG (Download from God), which I know is pressing me into service to write this Daily Message. I'm feeling the need from Above to stand in my belief system and state outloud, "This is me folks, take it or leave it!" I've also been feeling a bit rebellious and resistant in sharing more simply because I'm into my work for the shear enjoyment and pleasure of it and not because I'm trying to save humanity. It's not my job. My job is to do what I can do and that's it. If you receive some inspiration or motivation from my work, that's great! If not, thanks for checking out the website but I'm doing my thing just trying to get my 'Rumpelsiltskin' back Home to God. My self-expression and creativity makes ME happy. I do what I do because I enjoy expressing myself in this way (writing). It's me! If you and I connect on a spiritual or human level, then cool. (winky wink)

I realize that I am a walking dichotomy, meaning I have this ability to split a whole into two non-overlapping parts. In other words, my belief system holds two things possible that appear to be contradictory. If someone were to ask me, "Are you spiritual or religious?" I would undeniably say, "Both!" and I Love that about me. I understand some people get freaked out over religion, I just don't happen to be one of those people. I understand there are those who are spiritual and not religious and that's okay by me because it has nothing to do with me. I was 'churchie' even as a little girl. I'm living my Life the way I choose without the need of approval from anyone but God and I'm Good with that choice. Am I ever hurt by the words of others? Of course I get hurt because I am human and deliberately choose not to live my life as a voyeur, which means I ache, Love, cry, laugh, bleed and get angry. But, do I 'need' the approval of others? NOPE!

I do find it interesting that it's not the religious who want to put me in my place, it's those who claim to be 'spiritual and not religious'. It's a rare occasion that I receive an e-mail from a religious person telling me that I'm a bad girl for mixing astrology and Jesus on the same website. WHATEVER! I honestly don't give a rat because I'm not out to impress anyone except God. My friend Julie absolutely Loves it when anyone name drops her deceased husband John's name. She just Loves to hear people talk about John. I too enjoy talking about my grandson Nick who is in Heaven and who is my other grandson Big Tree's identical twin brother. I just Love saying Nick's name. Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick. I can only imagine how tickled God is when anyone name drops His only begotten Son, Jesus. I also find it interesting that anyone can quote Eckhart Tolle, Martin Luther King, Rene Descartes, Friedrich Nietzsche, Eleanor Roosevelt, Einstein, Confuscious, Rumi, Buddha or Paramahansa Yogananda but let me drop the J-Bomb (Jesus) one time and quote a scripture then I get an e-mail about dogma, doctrine, ideology or some other mouthful of opposition. All I can say is, "Click on baby, it's my website!" If you read the health, metaphysical or astrological sections on this website, it's still me in all my spiritual AND religious motivated self slathered all over those pages whether I quote scripture or not. There's not one section on this site that isn't channeled through my spiritual and religious self.

Much like an artist, through my gift of creativity and self-expression I write on this website the same as a painter would paint on canvas. It's true, I do my processing (happy or sad) through this website as it serves as one big blog for me to write my thoughts. If I held it all inside, I'd either explode or become one miserable person trying to figure out how to channel my energy. My desire is to relate to my audience, not for my audience to decipher me. My desire is that you decipher yourself through my example. If you can relate, great; if not, that's cool too. I understand that there are those out there who have issues with religion but I don't happen to be one of those people. I have no judgment on you one way or the other but I have to admit that it is the 'spiritual crowd' who really creeps my crawl when they start doggin' me about dogma. I just happen to have this unique ability to integrate both spirituality and religion in my daily living. They both work for me, which is interesting if you find yourself conflicted but attracted to my website because I happen to represent both worlds. After all, I am Gemini. (winky wink)

This reminds me of my former clinic where I had all of my treatment rooms decorated differently. I had an American Indian room, a Japanese room, a Chinese Room, a Buddhist room and a few other rooms. One day I had a patient who was Jehovah Witness who was placed in the American Indian room. She came walking down the hall and said that she couldn't go into that room because of all the symbology that it held and it was against her religion. I gently shared with her that what she was seeing in that room is who I am whether or not she chooses to go into that room. I happened to be the living symbol of that room. I told her if she would like to go into the waiting room and mull it all over she was welcomed to do that but every single Feng Shui decorated room was me expressing my belief system and that wasn't going to change. Further, the cross around my neck was me as well whether I was wearing it or not. If she wanted to be treated by me, then me is what she gets. Take it or leave it.

Even though I don't walk around preaching the Gospel, I certainly won't be silent about it either, especially on my own website. I admit, I had a tough time getting motivated to write another Daily Message over the past couple of weeks for several reasons but mainly because this website took another giant leap in visitors and challenged me to change and readjust without disrupting my personal life. One thing I am committed to in this lifetime is having fun, which includes having fun in my work. If I'm not having fun, then I won't do it. The second thing is I had to figure out why the repetitious musical DLG (Download from God) called "Everything's Alright" by Yvonne Elliman from my favorite musical kept playing over and over again in my head over these past couple of weeks. It took me awhile to settle down and realize, it's alright. I can only do so much and do what I can do in the time that I 'want' to do it and it's alright. Again, it's not my job to save the world but only do what I can do, in the best way that I can do it. If I don't get the horoscopes posted, a Daily Message posted or something else written on this website or my other websites in a certain timeline, it's okay; the world will still spin and sleep without me tonight . . . it's alright.

Yvonne Elliman
From the movie - Jesus Christ Superstar
[the word's are below the video]


Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
Problems that upset you, oh
Don't you know
Everything's alright, yes, everything's fine
And we want you to sleep well tonight
Let the world turn without you tonight
If we try, we'll get by, so forget all about us tonight


Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes


Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you, and anoint you
Myrrh for your hot forehead, oh
Then you'll feel
Everything's alright, yes, everything's fine
And it's cool, and the ointment's sweet
For the fire in your head and feet
Close your eyes, close your eyes
And relax, think of nothing tonight


Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes


Woman your fine ointment, brand new and expensive
Should have been saved for the poor
Why has it been wasted? We could have raised maybe
Three hundred silver pieces or more
People who are hungry, people who are starving
They matter more than your feet and hair!


Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
Problems that upset you, oh
Don't you know


Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes


Surely you're not saying we have the resources
To save the poor from their lot?
There will be poor always, pathetically struggling
Look at the good things you've got
Think while you still have me!
Move while you still see me!
You'll be lost, and you'll be sorry when I'm gone


Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you and anoint you
Myrrh for your hot forehead
Then you'll feel
Everything's alright, yes, everything's fine
And it's cool and the ointment's sweet
For the fire in your head and feet
Close your eyes, close your eyes, and relax
Think of nothing tonight


Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes


Close your eyes, close your eyes, and relax

"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 10:00 PM EST - Wednesday evening, 02/03/2009]


AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, Professional Jealousy

Have you ever typed on a keyboard that didn't have any letters? Well folks, that's what I deal with every single day. In fact, when any of my friends or my daughter sit down to check their e-mail they usually sit there staring at the keyboard for a second with a blank look on their face. Naturally that's when I say, "Come on, hurry up!" (I'm so fiesty!) Actually my keyboard isn't completely void of letters but dang near. It's because I'm a typing maniac and after all the typing I've done this week I think a few more letters have fluttered away into ethers never to be seen again.

If you look at my keyboard you won't see the most commonly used letters on Wheel of Fortune. I have no -- a, s, d, f, g, h, l, e, r, t, y, u, i, o, c, n and m. I can spell my name with all the letters I don't have anymore. (winky wink) All I'm saying is I've been typing like a maniac the past couple of weeks and I'll probably start writing my normal Daily Messages within the next couple of days. Maybe tomorrow morning, who knows? But I have taken notes on all of my musical DLGs (Downloads from God) during this time and they are just waiting to be written on to this page. In the meantime, just know that I'm a ram-jammer and a little ka-ray-zee making certain that you are aware of all the planetary energy hanging around out there. You wanted change? Oh change is coming . . no doubt about that!

By the way, when is the last time you shared my website with someone?

"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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