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ARCHIVED DAILY MESSAGES
FROM DR. STANDLEY
FEBRUARY 2010

[Posted 1:20 PM EST - Saturday morning, February 27, 2010]

INTRICATE PATTERNS GROWN OUT OF SIMPLE RULES

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, THERE IS 'NO TIME'

I'm a huge fan of science magazines, websites and books. I absolutely Love the craved energy that scientists possess that motivate them to answer questions some of us can't even fathom to ask in the first place. Scientists are definitely my celebrity of choice, even over musicians. SAY WHAT! The path of my education began with basic science, slid into several scientific disciplines and then swung into the lane of weird science. I Love that about me! In the Land of Loretta, it all makes sense to me. I started with basic science, sprouted into biology and physics then crossed over into Astrology, Feng Shui and Kinesiology. My Love for science is probably why I enjoy the great outdoors so much because that's where math and science show up so honestly, magically and brilliantly from the ground we stand on to the stars above.

I suppose what got me started on the scientific model today is waking up to the music of Adam Ant as my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ). It wasn't the words to his song, "Goody Two Shoes" that I heard, it was just the music to this song. And it really wasn't the music that made me start thinking in this scientific mode of thought. It was actually Adam Ant's name that started churning my scientific cogwheels. His name caused me to immediately think about an article I had just read in the March 2010 issue of Scientific American Mind regarding "ants" called, "The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life." I know, strange train of thought but that's how I roll.

What I'd really like to call your attention to in this article is the introduction to complexity and "how intricate patterns grow out of simple rules." I just Love that statement. "How intricate patterns grow out of simple rules." Think of this statement and traffic. Think of this statement and relationships. Think of this statement and Algebra. You see folks, I see everything as simplicity in what 'appears' to be chaos. There is no chaos or at least most of the time less chaos when rules are followed. In astrology, we look at the center of our Natal Chart Wheels and see all of these seemingly chaotic patterns that bounce off each other and make all of these wild configurations. But actually, in the midst of the 'apparent' chaos are some pretty dang simple rules.

I state at the top of each horoscope page, "Astrology is not Law; God is the Law! Astrology is the rules; and the rules are often broken." Remember folks, life is one big Algebraic equation and Algebra has rules. The biggest rule in Algebra is -- Whatever you do on one side of the equation, you HAVE TO DO on the other side of the equation. That's how everything balances itself out. The Universe, and everything that makes up the Universe, always seeks to balance itself out. Relationships do the same thing; they seek to balance themselves out. It all adds up folks. Yin and Yang! Black and White! Hot and Cold! Yes and No! Hello and Good-bye! It's all equation . . science . . math . . language and balance. So many people brag that they aren't Good at math. Even toddlers are Good at math when you watch them. A toddler can calculate distance and that's math. If a toddler can do it, so can you. If you can add, subtract, multiply and divide, then you can do Algebra. If you are going to make an apple pie and already have two apples and need three more, then by golly you have just done Algebra simply by adding three more apples. Cooking is Algebra, with a perfectly balanced recipe. Actually, to tell you the truth, Algebra isn't math at all. Did you know that? It's really about thinking . . it's all about critical thinking and uses the principles of math -- adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing to get you the answer. Algebra merely teaches you how to think. Language works the same way. If you know the alphabet of your language, then you have all the information you need to spell, read and write. Then there are 'the rules' of grammar and punctuation. It's so cool! Ah, simplicity in the what appears to be chaos, just like in traffic, money and relationships.

There are rules and as long as you follow the rules, how the heck can you be bad at it unless you are just aren't trying, not doing your homework, drunk driving, bouncing checks, cheating on a Loved one or doing some other rule breaking behavior that creates chaos in the midst of simplicity. If you can drive a two ton car and follow the rules of the road, then you can do Algebra . . you can understand Astrology . . you can have a successful relationship . . you can create a better financial situation . . and you'll be thinking more scientifically the entire time. Life, it's all simple rules that grow into intricate patterns in what would otherwise be chaos.

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 11:00 AM EST - Thursday morning, February 25, 2010]

THERE IS 'NO TIME'

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, NOTHING IS 'THAT' HARD

Sometimes I wake up and then hear my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) play in my head, then other times my Musical DLG ™  will literally wake me up like an alarm clock as it plays its way through my head. This morning my Musical DLG ™  went off like an alarm to, "No Time" by The Guess Who. I Love that song because it reminds me of peace. So this morning I got up and left time behind. I did my first P90X workout of the day (Cardio X) and then went for a nice bird watching outing alone. Ah . . there's 'no time' like the present. Peace on earth to me isn't the end of war, struggle and hunger in the world. Peace on earth to me is peace within myself and then that peace will translate and radiate to where the energy should find itself.

This song, "No Time" also reminds me that there really is 'no time'. Not only is there 'no time' like the present, there is really 'no time' in Divine Mind (God). Time is what we humans created, use, abuse and then excuse. If we had less time and more awareness, then we might actually take a chance, see an opportunity and have no fear. I've never heard more excuses than the ones that are blamed on time. We make more excuses based on time for not doing, connecting, seeing, Loving, working, playing and praying than anything else. Since we humans created time for our own benefit, structure and orderliness, then it stands to reason that we all have the same amount of time in a day (24 hours), which makes us all equal when it comes to time. Then someone wants to give a timely excuse? Oh please! Sometimes I even catch myself blaming time when I know full well that there is 'no time' in Divine Mind. My human time will expire when God calls me back to Himself. So what does that say about my time? It says I should strive to be more pleased with my time and what I do with it. (winky wink) And the most lousy excuse for time that I've ever heard anyone give is that they are too old. Well there's only one thing I can say about that! You'll be the same age if you don't do it.

You'll be the same age if you don't do it.
Find another excuse because time cannot be one of them."
Dr. Loretta Standley~

NO TIME
by The Guess Who
(Lyrics below the video)

No time left for you
On my way to better things
No time left for you
I found myself some wings
No time left for you
Distant roads are calling me
No time left for you.

No time for a summer friend
No time for the love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There’s no time left for you
No time left for you

No time left for you
On my way to better things
No time left for you
I found myself some wings
No time left for you
Distant roads are calling me
No time left for you

No time for a gentle rain
No time for my watch and chain
No time for revolving doors
No time for the killing floor
No time for the killing floor
There's no time left for you
No time left for you

No time for a summer friend
No time for the Love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There's no time left for you
No time left for you

No time, no time, no time, no time
No time, no time, no time, no time

I got, got, got, got no time
I got, got, got, got no time
I got, got, got, got no time
No, no, no, no, no, no, no time
No, no, no, no, no, no, no time
I got, got, got, got no time
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no time
I got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time,
Got no time, got no time

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 EST - Wednesday morning, February 24, 2010]

NOTHING IS 'THAT' HARD

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, LIFE OF ILLUSION

Going into this past weekend everything appeared to be normal as I planned to spend the entire weekend with my grandson "Big Tree." Saturday morning I woke up prepared to write the Daily Horoscopes before I set out to pick up "Big Tree" at 11:00 AM but the first thing I noticed was my website editor wasn't working. Basically, a website editor is a program that is used by webmasters to edit (make changes) to their website pages. Then another program is used called an FTP program (File Transfer Protocol). The FTP program is used to upload the edited pages into cyberspace (to the website). The pages are magically lifted off the computer and tossed into cyberspace (the website) which is really all done by a set of numbers. Just like phone numbers that are attached to your name, websites are actually a series of numbers attached to domain names (ex: drstandley.com) just like a name in the phonebook.

So there I was wrestling with the website editor for hours . . and I mean for hours before I left to pick up "Big Tree". We had plans to spend the entire day at the St. Louis Science Center (our favorite hang out). It's so much our favorite place that we are members so we can do whatever we want, when we want, as much as we want, which has so often been twice in one weekend. Our plans were lunch at 12:00, the Dinosaur Exhibit at 1:00, we had a reservation in the Discovery Room at 2:00 and then we had tickets to the OmniMax Theater to see the movie, "Under the Sea" at 3:00. After every movie we see, then we run across the skybridge that leads to the Planetarium on the other side of the highway to see everything we've already seen a hundred times before. For some reason everywhere we go, running as fast as we can is involved. He likes to know that 'his' Granny can still run the distance with him. (winky wink)

On the way back to Big Tree's house I called my daughter Karmen to see if we should continue on by ourselves for dinner or were we meeting up with her and Larry (her husband) for dinner. Part of me was hoping she would say that she was cooking because I wanted to get on my computer and figure out the website editor but she wanted the four of us to go out. So we did. I didn't hurry the day with "Big Tree" and I didn't hurry dinner with my favorite little family. Everything was the way it was and hurrying our lives for the website wouldn't be worth it. Once we arrived back home, I got on my computer and started wrestling with the editor again, but to no avail. I am a very firm believer that nothing in Life is 'that' hard; it's really what we make of it. And me? I'm going to make things easy on me. That's just how I roll. I was convinced, this glitch could not be 'that' hard but decided to make it easier on myself and just buy another website editor program and start learning it . . PRONTO! Still, I didn't want to stay on the computer all night and miss out on connecting with my daughter because we had plans to curl up and watch a movie. Karmen is a nurse and works some long hours so spending time with her is few and far between. So I hung out on the new editor long enough to memorize the set up so I could have it churning around in my brain during my sleep.

The next morning (Sunday) I was up at the crack of dawn studying the new website editor once again. Next thing ya' know, it was time for breakfast, then it was time for church and directly after church there was a brunch in the cafeteria. The website editor wasn't consuming my brain but it most definitely was looming in my brain. I could still be present and think at the same time. After all, I can sing and drive at the same time. Right? We had just enough time to get back to the house and rest for about an hour and change clothes before going to the school for Big Tree's Tiger Scout banquet. What a weekend!!! So I used that hour to jump on the computer again to learn more about the new editor.

When I finally arrived back at my house, I had just enough time to cram some more information in my brain before the Olympic hockey game started between the USA and Canada. The Scorpion King is a HUGE hockey fan and plays on a hockey league (once, sometimes twice a week), not to mention I'm a HUGE Olympics fan and sports fanatic. Missing the USA/Canada game was not an option. After the big win, I thought about the glitch with the original website editor and remembered my belief system . . . Nothing is 'that' hard. Even though I had my 'new' website editor, I still didn't like it as much as my original program. I decided to sleep it on it because I just would not accept that I couldn't figure out the glitch. Nothing is 'that' hard. The next morning (Monday) I woke up with clarity, hopped on my computer and then botta-boom-botta-bing-bang-popcorn I had my original website editor working again. Now I have two website editors, which means I have a back-up, just like I have an FTP back-up. I'm rollin'!

The interesting lesson in all of this was I was able to see exactly what I was made of because I was able to do everything I wanted. If I want something to happen, then by golly, I'm going to make it happen. It's my Life and I make it work for ME! In my P90X workout program I get a day to rest, which I used Saturday and then I was still able to squeeze in my workout before the hockey game started Sunday night. I wasn't about to give up my personal life, nor was I going to ignore my professional life either. My work happens to operate 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. I chose those hours and it works for me because I can still do what I want, when I want and how I want. Then Monday morning it came to me as a DLG (Download from God ™ ), if I can do all of that in such a short period of time, then there is no reason why I cannot have your Daily Horoscopes updated one day ahead of time. (winky wink) Seriously folks, because nothing is 'that' hard.

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 3:30 PM EST - Friday morning, February 12, 2010]

LIFE OF ILLUSION

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, THE NESTING

The other night I was out with friends when over the jukebox came a song that is one of my Musical Totem's ™  called, "Life of Illusion" by Joe Walsh. This song reminds me of one of the two most miraculous moments of my Life. One of those moment's of course being the birth of my daughter. That sounds so cliche' and something every mother might say, but honestly, nearly 29 years later it still floors me that a human being was actually created inside of my body. Inside of ME! . . a real person was in there!!! Even more so, I'm still wow'd about how she came out. (winky wink)

The next morning when I woke up and heard "Life of Illusion" as my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) I knew that I was supposed to share with you the other most miraculous moment of my Life because it too was a birthing experience, only it was a rebirthing experience, as in a full out birthing transformation only this time it was me, inside of me.

About eleven years ago when I first began practicing Yoga, my instructor would come by my clinic at lunch everyday and we would have a private 90 minute session. One day she suggested that we go to the park because the weather was so gorgeous and she thought that I needed the water element. So off we went to the park with our Yoga mats on our back and planted them on the ground next to a lake where a huge fountain was shooting water into the air.

After 90 minutes of Yoga we were seated in Lotus Pose doing our ujjayi breathing when suddenly I was inside of me. It wasn't a feeling, I was in there. I was inside of me. I was right at about the level of the Heart Chakra (4th Chakra) looking up toward my head. Just typing this brings me back there and chokes me up nearly to joyful wailing tears. As I looked toward my head I could see two little holes where there was Light. I floated up to the little holes and looked out. Side note -- cup your hands into circles and hold them up against your eyes like you are holding binoculars. That's what it was like looking outside of me from inside of me, which is different when you pull your hands down because you are then looking from the outside of you and not from the inside of you.

As I floated inside of me peering out at the huge fountain, suddenly I became the water in the fountain. I could feel myself being each stream of water that shot up into the air. Then I could feel myself touch the water as I rippled across the lake up to the embankment. I was not only the water in the fountain, I was the water in the lake. Then I became the wind as I gently moved through myself as the water in the fountain. Myself as the breeze, I blew my streams of water into a mist as I sprayed across the lake and landed on the grass. Then I could feel myself as a blade of grass, then I was every blade of grass around me. I could feel the roots in my blades of grass holding hands with one another. My tiny little roots dug deep into the ground and I was comforted by the soft mud all around me. I was also the mud. As I was still peering out of the holes of my physical body I saw a robin right in front of me hopping along. Then I became the bird. I could feel the lightness of my bird body and my three claws touching the soft mud beneath me. I could also feel my back claw that curved backward which helps me when I perch on a limb so I won't fall off. As I approached the tree pecking at the soft ground in search of a worm, I could feel my beak cold from the mud. I looked up at the tree and then I became the tree. I could feel my bark tightly wrapped around myself. I was actually hugging a tree . . ME! I could feel all of my rings and knew my age. I had seen a lot in my day standing next to the lake day after day, night after night. Through the years I had heard many things from people, insects and animals. We were all one and we were all connected.

Back in my physical body, I could feel my body swaying and the corners of my mouth turned up in a broad glowing smile. I was my higher self and it was as if I was floating. I began feeling my ujjayi breathing again but I didn't want to. I was in between two worlds and I didn't want to come back into the physical world. Then I heard, "Loretta! Loretta! Are you okay? LORETTA!" My eyes popped wide open and I immediately burst into a wailing joyful cry that wouldn't stop. I wanted my tears to take me back to where I was. Part of me was really frustrated at my Yoga instructor for interrupting my journey. She asked me if I had an experience and I said, "Yes, YES! YES!" She said that she had heard of people having an experience during Yoga but had never had one herself, even after 25 years of teaching Yoga.

I believe that I reached Nirvana, which is a state of peace and bliss. It is something that can be entered into in this lifetime but can also be entered into at death. It is believed that Nirvana is the passing of one existence into another kind of existence. A rebirthing if you will. The Dalai Lama defines Nirvana as the "state beyond sorrows," or a "state of freedom from cyclic existence." There was a Truthful peace that came over me that day. There was an understanding . . I just knew. I also knew that if I chose to go there again and stay, then I would have to turn to Light and leave the planet because my work would be complete. But it wasn't complete. I was given a taste of this peace, which is still as certain to me this day as my own arm. There was no suffering and there was no desire. It was complete peace, bliss and Love. It was also clear to me that my experience was nothing even close to an illusion. It's actually the physical world that is the illusion.

I've been chosen and blessed to experience two kinds of birthing in this one lifetime with one experience just as real as the next. One so real and another so surreal that it may seem imagined to someone else. Only I was there. I'm not quite certain why I felt so motivated to share this with you at this time, I just know that I was supposed to and to share the following Scripture.

1 Corinthians 13:12-13

12 Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

13 Three things will last forever - faith, hope, and Love - and the greatest of these is Love.

LIFE OF ILLUSION
by Joe Walsh
(Lyrics below the video)

Sometimes I can't help the feeling that I'm
Living a life of illusion
And oh, why can't we let it be
And see through the hole in this wall of confusion
I just can't help the feeling I'm
Living a life of illusion

Pow! Right between the eyes
Oh, how nature loves her little surprises
Wow! It all seems so logical now
It's just one of her better disguises
And it comes with no warning
Nature loves her little surprises
Continual crisis

Hey, don't you know it's a waste of your day
Caught up in endless solutions
That have no meaning, just another hunch
Based upon jumping conclusions
Caught up in endless solutions
Backed up against a wall of confusion
Living a life of illusion

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 2:30 PM EST - Tuesday afternoon, February 9, 2010]

THE NESTING

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, WING HAVEN

In my opinion, if you are truly ready for a change in your circumstances then you will prepare for it. It's a nesting thing. Most expectant mothers have experienced 'the nesting', which can happen as early as the 5th month of pregnancy up until the 8th month of pregnancy and sometimes they will experience it just days before the baby is born. 'The nesting' is an instinct or a strong urge to prepare the home for the arrival of the newborn. Not only do human mothers experience 'the nesting' but it is also found to be the case in many animals and birds as well. 'The nesting' is obvious preparatory behavior which typically involves cleaning the house, organizing the furniture and packing a bag for the hospital.

When I am expecting, whether it is personal or professional, I nest. I get ready for my personal or professional birth in an obvious way so that I can handle exactly what I am expecting. My actions speak louder than my words. I don't like to anticipate anything because that involves waiting, which means it isn't here yet. Anticipation begets more anticipation, so I take anticipation to a higher level and I expect. Haven't you ever heard the song called, "Anticipation" by Carly Simon? She sings, "Anticipation, anticipation, is making me wait. It's keeping me waiting." Well folks, I don't wait . . I take action because I'm expecting. Expectation brings more certainty to the situation.

While I think it's great that so many people are focused on their abundance and their Divine Inheritance, I think you should all take it to a higher level and prepare for the 'expected'. When I created this website, I didn't expected hundreds of people. No way! I expected millions of people and millions of people is exactly what I am receiving. I didn't expect to help just one person and that be enough for me. I hear people say all the time, "If I can help one person that will be enough." Well I don't think that way. One person isn't enough for me and I'm willing to admit it because I'm quite capable of so much more. I want millions and that's what I am receiving because I nested and I'm ready for it.

I truly believe that it is your serious push to the Universe (God) that creates the response you want. Heck, if I was God and had a child of mine sitting on the couch feeding lip service to their fantastic idea and not really taking action, then I'd probably withhold their inheritance too until I knew he or she was serious and ready to handle what they asked for. If you are expecting, then you need to nest.

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 2:30 PM EST - Monday afternoon, February 8, 2010]

WING HAVEN

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, YOU BET I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT

Every day while I sit and update this website, I have a pair of binoculars in my lap so I can watch the birds at the feeders or those sitting in the trees. Bird watching is a passion of mine and the more I watch, the more I can't get enough. Interestingly enough, I'm seeing more and more mated pairs. I don't mean the female over here and the male over there, I'm talking about them being side by side and within inches away from one another. One minute it's a pair of Northern Cardinals or Red-Bellied Woodpeckers and the next minute it's a pair of Dark-Eyed Junco's, a pair of Blue-Jay's or a pair of Mockingbird's. If you aren't familiar with birding, male and female birds do look different from one another. All of these are common backyard birds but the thing is I'm seeing them one after another standing side by side. Actually, seeing these birds in pairs isn't all that unusual but seeing them so often literally side by side is a little odd.

I understand the Native American Bird Medicine behind these pairings and the behavior that each pairing represents for me. I also understand that I need to take some time to add more animal medicine and bird medicine to my Native American Animal Medicine website. It's merely been a time issue, although I am receiving a loud and clear push from the Universe to post more animals and birds. You see folks, birds are winged messengers from Great Spirit. First, I 'read or intuit' from the birds their messages from Great Spirit and secondly, I observe their behavior. I also get that I am supposed to share this with you and write about them further on my Animal Medicine website. Alright already, I'm on board.

Even more interesting is the timing that these pairings are coming. I say this because the calendar is creeping upon Valentine's Day and no one is more 'anti' Valentine's Day than me. I can be such a party-pooper for others on this holiday but that's just me. I've already informed 'The Scorpion King' that I don't do candy, flowers, red heart underwear, mylar balloons, teddy bears and sparkly cards on Valentine's Day. It's fine with me if other people celebrate Valentine's Day but it's not something that I use as a measuring stick for Love. I just don't require that kind of gesture but if it makes someone else feel Good, then go for it. The problem is on Valentine's Day a lot people can end up feeling guilty, angry or hurt because they didn't get their desired response. It's going to be a no pressure holiday in our house. I laugh and tell 'The Scorpion King' that's not the day he has to be aware of, it's actually the other 364 days out of the year that I'll take wrapped around me.

One message I have received from the bird medicine is that romance is a lifestyle, not a gesture. I happen to be one of those people who use the china, crystal and light candles at every evening meal but that's just me. I've always been like that because I like fancy schmancy. The fancier the better and since I Love it so much, I give it to me . . . and now . . . we give it to us. Let's just say that romance is a standard of living. It's not about china and crystal, it's about using your best (whatever that is) and being at your best (as often as you can). I believe if you want romance, then you have to be romance. Every night at dinner we toast something with either red wine, milk, water or kool-aid. I LOVE THAT! Heck, sometimes we'll even make a toast to the St. Louis Blues hockey team when a game is getting ready to start because that's what we Love! All I'm saying is, every day is Valentine's Day here at "Wing Haven."

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 11:10 PM EST - Wednesday evening, February 3, 2010]

YOU BET I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT!

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, SHORTCUTS ARE NOT LONG TERM

As the master communicator of the zodiac (Gemini) I definitely have something to say. I always have. No matter what I do and no matter where I go, I am always in a position to speak. In high school I was a cheerleader using my voice to get the crowd motivated. Also in high school I was the voice of the morning and afternoon announcements that everyone heard over the loud speakers. Over the years, one communicative opportunity after another kept finding it's way to me and there I was again standing behind a microphone. I use anything I have at my aid to communicate what I want to say including building this website, writing a book and having an online radio show on spirituality. As a Gemini, I even use two cell phones. And there's more . . . after being interviewed on the radio one time, I was given my own radio show. Yeah, just like that. I was being interviewed on radio show and not 15 minutes after it was over I ended up with a radio show of my own. Before I had even gotten on the elevator, my new radio show was to begin the following week. When it comes to my gift of communication, opportunity always seems to find me and all I have to do is say, "yes". Always say "yes" folks because you can always change your mind to "no". If you say "no" first then you may have missed the opportunity and may not be able to change your mind to "yes". Always say "yes" first!

One thing I'm clear about is there is a time and a place for everything. As the author of one of the largest and busiest holistic healthcare websites in the world, I'm clear that some of my thoughts, views, opinions, gripes and objections have no business on this website. It's not only inappropriate, it's incompatible. So how does one who has so much to say scratch that itch? At one time I had a politically charged radio show that kinda scraped the surface of my itch. Even though I had free rein to say and do as I pleased on the show, short of breaking any FCC rules, I still didn't unleash all of me. Even on the radio there is a time and a place for everything.

Fast forward to now and satisfying that itch. Since I found myself missing that hard hitting political banter, I decided to bring my political banter out of retirement. Even though I enjoy listening to radio or television political witticism, I feel better when I'm actually involved in it. So I decided to start my own political blog. Now before you start Googling around trying to find my political blog, I can tell you that you won't find it because it's not named after me. My e-mail address on the blog isn't even named after me. My writing style is different and there are no words like (winky winky, folks or dang), so don't waste your time. Spend that time on yourself. Only me and God know that blog is actually the other me. I'm completely my other self, even still, I think it would be pretty dang easy to determine my political stance and reactions. As a Gemini, I enjoy embracing both sides of me; being me here and being me over there. This satisfies my dual nature and my desperate need to engage in topics that rub myself and others the wrong way. I'm one of those people who actually follow the votes in Congress because I regularly visit the House and Senate websites. And I know who was present to vote on a bill because I read the roll (attendance). AND . . . I read house bills!!!

I suppose my point is that you have to be you, even if there are two of you, like there is me. I found myself getting a little too fiesty at inappropriate times because I was holding back what I wanted to say politically. Now I can say what I want to say, when I want to say it about any thing there is to say. My political blog is just another ballpark that I've built where I get to play by my rules. So the next time I'm sitting with a group of people who I think are political knuckle-heads (winky wink) I can just head over to my blog the next day and unleash my fury (withholding names of course) because you bet I have something to say about it. Be yourself folks . . that's all I'm saying.

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 1:10 PM EST - Tuesday morning, February 2, 2010]

SHORTCUTS ARE NOT LONG TERM

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, WHAT IS PASSION?

This morning's Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) came as a bit of a surprise. I immediately identified with it as the background music for my P90X workouts with Tony Horton. P90X is a physical fitness program that whips your Rumpelstiltskin into tight, lean machine shape in 90 days, if in fact you actually do the program everyday and eat right. Now either I've become completely obsessed with it or I'm supposed to share with you my current experience. It's probably a little bit of both but lately I've been getting a lot of phone calls and e-mails asking how P90X is working out for me.

As many of you may remember, I began my first round of P90X last year in early March 2009. I dropped 30 pounds like it was nothing. In fact, that first 20 pounds came off as easy as taking off my shirt. Now folks, if you've been coming to this website long enough then you already know that I'm no lazy slacker and I'm pretty dang active and energetic as it is, so how in the heck could I gain 30 pounds? You have to understand that I have a very sedentary lifestyle working at home on this website every single day and talking on the phone. Riding my bicycle everyday and everywhere was just not enough of a calorie burn for me compared to the amount of seated time I have, so P90X gave me the calorie burn I needed to get my heart racing again and my body free of extra insulation (fat).

Summer came, the 90 days of P90X was over and then BOOM, a couple of days later, I met the Scorpion King and then left for Florida and nearly half of the summer for Cherokee, North Carolina. My entire daily regimen of working out was thrown off. I still took my P90X CDs with me everywhere, just like I did in the Spring but everything was still off track and out of sync. Six months later I hadn't gotten back in the groove with a daily work out regimen and ended up gaining back 12 pounds.

Well lucky for me, I'm the type of woman who doesn't mind a man telling me what I need to hear or motivating me to stop what I'm doing and workout. Even though I'm more concerned about what I think of me than anyone else, I still respect and invite honest input and The Scorpion King is certainly on target with honest input. He is a work-out-aholic and I can be a work-out-aholic once I get going and take my fingers off this keyboard. So now we are doing P90X together. I do P90X twice a day, which is the 'lean version' of the program and The Scorpion King does P90X once a day along with his normal daily workout. We are now at the beginning of Week 3 out of 13 weeks (90 days) and I've already lost 5 pounds from my 12 pound gain. I suspect by the end of the next two weeks I'll have that 12 pounds eliminated and I'll be spending the remaining 9 weeks turning into a lean piece of muscle mass. But right now, my rear end and hamstrings (back of legs) hurt so bad I can hardly sit down.

Do you want to know what the hardest part of P90X is for me? Quite honestly, it's eating enough food. To put it in better terms, taking in enough calories to burn. Doing two P90X workouts a day requires a lot of healthy calories so that I have enough energy to do the workout . . . and they absolutely need to be healthy calories. Right now during the first phase of P90X I'm on a high protein diet so that my body can burn the fat. Yesterday I bonked. Bonk means when you 'hit the wall'. It's when you deplete your glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, then your body becomes fatigued, you run out of energy and nearly pass out. That was me yesterday. I was able to get through one workout but it wasn't pretty. Well, it was pretty dang ugly. (winky wink)

When people ask me about weight loss, I say the same thing I've always said. Short-cuts to weight loss will never have the staying power that proper nutrition and exercise do. Anything other than that (like diet pills) you are just kidding yourself. That's why short cuts are called short-cuts. Folks, there are no shortcuts that work long-term! Isn't that the same as it is with anything in Life?

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 11:00 AM EST - Monday morning, February 1, 2010]

WHAT IS PASSION?

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, WE SHOULD BE BETTER TOGETHER

This morning I woke up hearing an electronic techno synthesizer pop song as my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ). Now that's odd because that type of music is not my schtik, at all. I'm not really certain what song it was but it seemed like it was 'Poker Face' by Lady Gaga. Maybe it seemed like Poker Face because it's the only song by Lady Gaga that I'm familiar with because I can sing the chorus. Still, I don't think this particular Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ) was about the song as much as it was about the person. Putting Lady Gaga's musical genre aside, I happen to enjoy her back story and her relentless pursuit of passion. Check out some interviews with her on YouTube. I like the interviews posted by Noisevox the best. Not only does she have a phenomenal singing voice but she is one heck of a fantabulous performance artist as well. A great singer doesn't necessarily make a great performer. She is a true artist in many forms.

I've written to you many times how I am inspired by greatness. I believe the last time was through a Daily Message called, Inspired by Greatness back in August 2008. While it may not seem that Lady Gaga fits my mold of inspiration, she actually does. Her back story is filled with drive, determination, perseverance and a relentless pursuit of passion. There is no "no" in people like her.

I talk to people every day who want to achieve greatness with their passion but many just aren't willing to put forth the effort. Folks, when it's your passion, there is no sitting around thinking about it or sulking about how hard it might be. There is no concern for how long it will take to fulfill your passion because you know that you'd be the same age if you didn't do it. So what does time have to do with it? When it's your passion, there is no hesitation or reservation. There is no consideration not to do it. You'd do it even if you didn't get paid to do it. You'd be crying because you are enjoying your passion, not crying because you aren't. And you certainly wouldn't be trying to accomplish your passion by taking shortcuts, cheating or thinking the world owes you. If you couldn't do it right, then you wouldn't do it all. You'd be up late and then up early making it all happen. And often times, you wouldn't even be able to sleep because you ran out of hours in the day. If you were pursuing your passion, you wouldn't be able to stop. You wouldn't even know how. Folks, a passion is not a great idea that you'd like to pursue some day. Passion is a way of Life.

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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