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MARCH 2010

[Posted 1:50 PM EST - Thursday morning, March 25, 2010]


Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, FEED YOUR SENSES

If you knew God gave you a gift and you could not fail at it, would you accept it or refuse it? I'm talking about your North Node in your Natal Chart. First of all, let's remember that I am a North Node Virgo, which is the sign that rules doctors, health, fitness, exercise, hygiene, food, nutrition, clothing, routine, regimen and daily 'allowances'. Certainly Virgo rules so much more like accounting, libraries, engineering and anything that is an analytical or exacting science. Still, if I do everything that is ruled by my North Node, then I cannot fail. Now glance over this website and you'll see Virgo energy slathered all over it and I'm doing it all 'on purpose'. I remember my astrologer (may God rest his soul) told me once that North Node Virgo doctor's can be right on accident. Interestingly enough I've seen this happen to me under some highly unusual circumstances. Again, the North Node is where your cup runneth over and where you cannot fail.

Aside from my professional life, nothing works better in my personal life than to embrace my North Node Virgo. Exercise, fitness, health, food and nutrition are just so dang easy for me when I choose do it. Did you notice that I said, ". . . when I choose to do it." Certainly I've fallen off my North Node wagon but when I get back on, it's just so dang easy. Further, we North Node Virgo people absolutely have to have a jam packed refrigerator, freezer and over-flowing cupboards full of food. Remember, wherever your North Node is, that is where your cup runneth over and where you cannot fail. If you do EVERY SINGLE THING that is just like your North Node, then the over-flow switch has been thrown.

Before I moved into The Scorpion King's life, he had a can of spinach in the cupboard, nothing in the refrigerator and a low-calorie frozen dinner in the freezer. Now he walks into the kitchen and knows that he has his own grocery store at his fingertips with fourteen different choices of drinks. Not to mention, he eats a lot more than he did before we met and weighs nearly 10 lbs. less. It would be tough to gain weight if you were being fed by a North Node Virgo. Now if you were being fed by a North Node Cancer, then you might expect to gain some weight from the caretaker of the zodiac. More pie anyone? If a North Node Virgo feeds you pie, then it's going to be sugar-free, fat-free and less than 100 calories a slice.

If you really want to get to know yourself better, then here is a little handy-dandy book that will help you do it. It's called, "The Rulership Book" by Rex E. Bills. Folks, this book is fantabulous and will list a billion things that will help you become more of YOU! It lists rulerships for each sign, each house and each planet. I also have listed under the "Astrology" button over in the left hand column links to rulerships of each sign. Check 'em out! Yummy, it just doesn't get more delicious than that . . and spoken like a true North Node Virgo. (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 5:30 AM EST - Wednesday morning, March 17, 2010]


Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY

This morning I woke up hearing the Friskies commercial as my Musical DLG ™  (Download from God ™ ). For you neo-phytes first coming to my website, I receive a song in the morning playing throughout my head when I wake up. Instead of an alarm clock waking me up, it's a song in my head that goes off like an alarm clock. This morning, it was the Friskies commerical song. I doubt that this has anything to do with me getting a cat, even though I just Love cats! The risk of cat pee somewhere in the house, is not a risk that I'm willing to take, again. Talk about feeding the senses! I can still Love cats without having one as a pet. I think cats pick up on my Mars in Leo (the alpha cat) and are literally 'pissed' off that they cannot be the boss of me. Even still, I really Love cats and Leo's for that matter. My little cubbie is Leo . . but I digress.

I have an olfactory sense that could rival a blood hound. If I wasn't doing what I'm doing now, I could probably find work doing the same job as a hunting dog, a cadaver dog or a drug sniffing dog. It would be absolutely impossible for me to have a relationship with a man who was stinky. I know that's hilarious but it's the Truth. I just couldn't do it. I actually had it on my man list! Not only do I have crystal clear olfaction (sense of smell), my tactile sense makes touch extremely discernible. Antique stores or 'used' items can really give me the creeps. But then again, some items will actually feed my senses and I just have to have it because of the way it makes me feel. Then there is gustation (my sense of taste). Since olfaction and gustation go hand in hand, one literally feeds the other (no pun intended) and as it turns out has made me one heck of a great cook. I can make a paper sack taste Good. As you may know from reading my Daily Messages over the years, my most profound sense is auditory (hearing), which is why I think Musical DLGs ™  (Downloads from God ™ ) are given to me each morning. I can be walking, driving or doing anything and hear a DLG ™  as if it were completely audible to everyone.

There are five physiological methods of perception -- sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, which I believe we can all develop into amazing proportions. Four of the senses come very easy to me, which is why I call myself 'a sensitive'. My profound sense of hearing, touch, taste and smell can actually form a picture for me that I might not otherwise be able to see. I probably dream while asleep but I don't remember them. I don't receive flash visions while awake but I can certainly sense or feel what might otherwise be a vision. I can sense all kinds of wonderful and not so wonderful things using my four other senses that create a picture for me because clairvoyance is not my gift but being clairaudient (hearing), clairalience (smell), clairgustance (taste), clairsentient (touch, feel) are my gifts and this is how I have developed them into in-sight.

When I went to YouTube to grab this Friskies video I was tickled once I saw it. I don't believe I've ever seen this video but I've heard it (probably doing something else during the commerical). While watching the video I could feel the grass on my feet as if I was there. I could 'sense' the cat walking over the bridge and through the wheat field and sticking his neck out over the cliff to get a Good sniff (sense) of the surroundings. I could feel the curiosity of the cat. And the little boat? I could feel the texture of the weave that the boat was made out of and the lightness of the little asian fish boat moving across the water.

I believe that we have all been given intuitive (clair, meaning clear) sensibilities. I am most definitely 'a sensitive'. I know what I know because I can feel it and I'm certain. Just as you might. Whether you choose to develop these gifts is your own self-doing. If I wrote your Natal Chart I included a section about your intuition and the element(s) that you should pay attention to in order to develop these gifts. And above all folks, as you are develop and fine tune your intuitive skill set, just remember that if you can sense something negative . . then you most certainly can sense something positive and wonderful. It all depends on what YOU want to tune into. I think that I received this particular Musical DLG ™  this morning to share with you and remind us all, to feed our senses. Get frisky folks, get frisky . . and listen to the words.

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 1:00 PM EST - Monday afternoon, March 15, 2010]


Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU?

Yesterday was a fairly cold, overcast and lightly rainy day. I suppose it could have been classified as a gloomy day but I don't really think like that. Since 'The Scorpion King' and I really dig on playing in the dirt and mud, that's exactly what we did. It was going to be a great day for us whatever we decided to make of it because that's just how we roll. Our Sunday plans included relocating some trees that would eventually need more space as the years grow on. And while we were at it, we planted a few new trees . . fruit trees to be exact. Then there were other trees that had vines twisting through them that needed to be cut out and freed from their bondage. We were having a sloppy great time wheelbarrowing around our fun and barking orders at each other in a way that made us fall out laughing numerous times. And of course, when I'm outside, I absolutely have to wear my self-styled utility belt that includes my iPhone, binoculars, knife, water bottle and a little pocket for a protein bar. The Scorpion King makes fun of my self-styled utility belt but guess who's always asking to use my knife?

Earlier in the day we went to the nursery to buy some new trees and quickly decided on fruit trees. We both enjoy the outdoors, the earth and landscaping and were tickled that we would have trees that would literally bear fruit. Be fruitful and multiply. Before I arrived on the scene, The Scorpion King had not yet had a garden or a compost pile so we also began making plans for our new garden and where we would put the compost. I can't stand to buy anything that is in plastic unless I can reuse it for a while. I have to admit, packaging does tend to dictate what I buy. Heck, even with the TYS Bath Salts that I make, the bags are re-usable. Uh huh, that's what I said. I do my best to keep our trash to a minimum. One trash can a week is more than enough for two people in my world. You'd be surprised what I can create out of a plastic milk jug. And I don't like to buy anything in a cardboard box but if I do, the cardboard has to be recycled, used for the fire or some other creative source. Further, I can't even fathom throwing away a Zip-Loc baggie without washing it out and re-using it several times. And I don't use plastic throw away utensils, paper plates or paper cups when camping, picnicing or any other time. Not only is that throwing away money but it creates trash. Throwing away these things may be 'easy' for some people but throwing away money is not easy for me.

Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth . .
Genesis 1:28

I see the words, "Be fruitful and multiply" as being more than just repopulating the earth. I see these words as being productive, effective and creative in many forms. I was so excited yesterday as we were planting and working God's land because we were literally going to be 'fruitful' and multiply with our new fruit trees, the garden, replanting of trees and freeing the bondaged trees from their grip. It's so spiritually romantic! "Be fruitful and multiply" also reads to me as using our energy to create and produce something wonderful. We are supposed to create because God is the Creator (upper case "C") and we as His children are creative (lower case "c").

As I've so often written to you before, I seriously doubt that when God was handing out the talents and gifts that He overlooked you and said, "Hey you . . yeah you . . you don't get a talent or gift." Come on folks! We have all been given all kinds of talents, not just one. This notion that we only get one talent or gift is just ridiculous. As a parent myself, I've given my daughter and grandson more than one gift (present) or more than one hereditary gift through my physical DNA, so why in the world would God not give us more than one gift, present or talent through His Spiritual DNA in our lifetime. And the really cool thing about this gift, talent or present is it is given to us through Grace. Do you know what means? It means we didn't do a dang thing to earn it. That gift was just handed over for no reason at all except Love. That's pretty much it. Grace! Just like you may grace your children with something simply because you love them and they did nothing to earn it. Now I'm certain it is 'hoped' that we will use that gift, talent or present to produce, affect and create something else that is wonderful but due to our God-given free will, we don't really have to do anything with it. We can just sit there and daydream about our abundance rolling in or we can sit there in self-pity and wonder why it's not rolling in. Better yet, we can take this ingredient and that ingredient from within ourselves and make something really super delicious.

Be fruitful and multiply? Think about what this means for you and what you can do to multiply everything around you rather than divide and subtract from it. Think multiplication! Think about what you are doing and how you might be taking away from your life, the land, your family, finances and relationships through your own self-undoing? Then think about what you could do better to contribute to your life, the land, your family, finances and relationships through your own free will. Seek to become more productive, more effective and more creative, then get out there and be fruitful and multiply!

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 11:30 AM EST - Tuesday morning, March 9, 2010]


Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, TIME PASSAGES

After watching Oprah's post Academy Award show yesterday with the best actress (Sandra Bullock), best actor (Jeff Bridges), best supporting actress (Mo'Nique) and best supporting actor (Christoph Waltz), I knew immediately what I needed to write about today. During that show, I was reminded of one of the biggest lessons of my Life. This lesson has served me both personally and professionally.

I'm quoting the following verbatim between Sandra and Oprah.

Referring to Jesse James (Sandra Bullock's husband) Oprah says to Sandra, "And obviously through this whole process he's been there for you. I've seen him on the red carpets looking uncomfortable in his tuxedo."

Sandra replies, "That's anybody. I'm uncomfortable! But this is a man who works 12 hours a day, manual labor, it's him who has to create. If he stops, 80 people stop working and if he has one day that's missed, a lot of things fall apart and so for him to take the time to do that is huge . . ya' know, I have to pull him out of bed after his body's broke and say, "Can you try on the Dolce suit?"

I thought, oh no no no, that is not how it is supposed to be. Don't get me wrong, I just adore Jesse James and love his line of work clothes. He is a man's man, full of testosterone, opinion, grit, tattoo's and muscle. And Sandra, well she's just fantastic!!! She probably just meant that he is an insane workaholic because I really doubt his business falls apart when he's not there. Jesse James is smart, intense and probably a really great leader. When Jesse James did the Celebrity Apprentice, last year was it, I'm sure his business went on . . business as usual. Still, this brought me back to my lesson several years ago while on a vacation in Grand Cayman with my former long term relationship. This man was an M.D. (a Leo) and a very very hard worker who spent on average between 12 - 16 hours a day at the hospital. Twelve hours a day, 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM would have been a fantasy. He was not just a hospital staff doctor, he had an entire group of doctors who worked for his Company. He employed doctors and supplied them to several hospitals in Missouri and Illinois. This man rarely took a day off but when he did . . he was off . . and I mean off!

One day while snorkeling in Grand Cayman, I remember looking at him from below the water as he moved slowly in different directions. He was clearly at peace without a worry in the world. I thought, "Wow, he looks so different without his pager on his hip." After snorkeling we sat on the beach and talked. Not only was he a business owner but so was I because I had a healthcare clinic that was open 12 hours a day, only I took weekends off.

I asked him, "Have you called in and checked on things?"

He said,"No."

Completely surprised I asked, "REALLY, how come?"

He said, "If everything falls apart when I'm gone, then I wouldn't be a very good leader, now would I? The business shouldn't go down the toilet because I'm not there for a day or a week. If I'm a good leader then there is no reason why anyone should call or why those I've left in charge can't make a decision without me. I guess we'll see how good a leader I am when we get back."

Wondering about my own leadership abilities I said, "Do you think I should call in and check on the clinic?"

He smiled and said, "I don't know, should you?"

I said, "I guess we'll see what kind of leader I am when we get back."

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 afternoon, March 5, 2010]


Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, PAIN IS A GOOD MOTIVATOR

It's been about 28 years and I finally found her! While on Facebook, I was reading a high school classmate's page and on their page they had a male friend with the same last name of a classmate I had in 8th grade. This is the same girl who I had been in search of for 28 years. I wondered if that could be my old classmate's brother. So I went to his page and there she was . . the classmate I had been searching for years on end but to no avail. Several years ago I remember spending days calling as many people as I could with that same last name all over the country . . . but nothing. I didn't just 'want' to find this girl, I 'needed' to find this girl. She and I weren't necessarily best friends but we were on friendly terms and spoke kindly to each other.

You see folks, I owed this girl an apology. This apology went all the way back to 8th grade and I could not let it go. I wouldn't! I had forgiven myself years ago because I had to for my own self-preservation but I still needed to apologize to her. I was part of a pack of girls who was picking on another girl who did not deserve it. I excused my behavior 'at the time' telling myself that I was on the periphery and I didn't really do anything . . but that was just it . . I was there and literally didn't do A THING! I did nothing but stand there and watch. What could be worse? Within a couple of years, she had moved away and I never saw her again. Nothing has ever made me feel less ashamed and I vowed that it would never happen again (to anyone) if the circumstances were presented to me. I prayed that the experience made her stronger in Life and not weaker. I asked that something Good would come out of it for her and everyone else. And I prayed that this did not keep her from functioning at a level lower than she was capable. It would have been easy to just blow it off as teenage antics but I know that I was old enough to know better. To this day, I absolutely will come to the defense of someone in need and interestingly enough, I have found myself in that position many times since. When I see people hurt on video's that we so often see these days and no one gets involved, it reminds me of the time when I too did nothing. I may have been a young teenager but I still knew right from wrong.

I contacted my old classmate through Facebook, hoping she remembered me and asked her to call, which she did. The minute she told me who she was on the other end of the phone, I prayed that this would not open an old wound for her. First we caught up on small talk and then I recounted the entire incident, which she remembered exactly as I told it. We talked about when she and I locked eyes through the mob of girls and how I stood on the periphery watching and doing nothing. She had wondered why I did nothing. I expressed to her how sorry I was for doing nothing as she accepted my apology and assured me that she was really okay. We shared more about what we've been doing with our own time passages through the years and then crossed over into the wisdom of two grandmothers talking about life, as it so cleverly teaches us, sometimes the wisdom of an experience may not come until much later 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 2:00 PM EST - Thursday morning, March 4, 2010]


Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Read the last Daily Message titled, IF YOU DON'T COMMIT, YOU DON'T GET

I don't necessarily feel the need to be in an optimistic and jovial mood all the time. Most of the time, I'm pretty dang happy, especially in the morning. In fact, I can be a little too much for anyone who isn't a morning person. I remember when visiting my paternal grandmother (my dad's mom), she would wake up and walk around shouting gloriously, "Get up, get up, get up, when I get up, EVERYBODY gets up." Then she would giggle in her child voice. She had a voice like a little girl. And my mom used to say that when I was a baby, she would poke her head in to check on me early in the morning and I would be standing up in my crib, pumping my legs, bouncing up and down, smiling from ear to ear and she would say to herself, "Why is she doing this to me!" I can't help it, I yam who I am yam (as Popeye would say). So there you have it, I'm a pretty happy person . . until I get upset. (winky wink)

I give myself every ounce of human permission to be Loretta, however I desire to show up at the time. Every now and then I need to get a little ticked off so I can get it through my head that something needs to change. Sometimes I need to say, "Why the heck did I do that!?!?" Anger, frustration, fear and anxiety have their way of calling us to action and I'm no different than the next person. I'm human and sometimes a little ticked-off-ed-ness goes a long way. If I get sad, I get a move on. That's just how I roll. I start moving furniture around, checking my Feng Shui and entertaining what is not working and push to change the energy in a different direction. Sitting in sadness isn't an easy thing for me since I'd rather be happy, but sadness sure gets me motivated. Emotional and physical pain seem to operate the same way. In other words, pain is a good motivator. Even in sports, the fear or even pain of losing is just what an individual or team needs to succeed. Oh the positive one can say, "No no no, it doesn't have to be that way." Well no, of course not, it doesn't have to be that way but that is the way it is. If there were no challenges in Life, then why be here? The painful motivation works in weight loss, relationships, financial issues, career changes . . you name it! When it gets painful enough, you will change it.

When I get frustrated, I get busy. When I get sad, I get busier. And when I get angry, well that's when it's a serious throw down, the gloves come off and there is no stopping me because I'm movin' energy and completing projects. Get out of my way! For some reason or another, many of us have to get angry, frustrated, fearful or anxiety ridden enough to make a change. That doesn't happen to me all the time in order to instigate change but when it does, I pay attention to it. It's my Life and my lesson, so I will change as my spiritual progression sees fit. When my personality is bouncingly care-free and animated that's more like the times when I run off and play forgetting that work needs to be accomplished. ooopsie!

This brings me to the most recent article I read in the March 2010 issue of Scientific American Mind called, "Be Sad and Succeed." It talks about grumpy people being prone to less mistakes, more detail, less gullibility and a higher quality of work. Hey, I'm up for the power of positive thinking like the next guy because who wants to be grumpy? After all, I do have a positive website complete with oodles of stories, prayers, spirituality and affirmations. Even so, I still believe you have to do something. Are you familiar with Old Indian Proverb -- "Pray to God and row to shore." Certainly pray but you still have to row the boat. You don't pray and sit in the boat waiting. You row! Rattling off positive affirmations and doing nothing is hardly the way to success. That's like a teenager who whines about needing a car and money to go out but is plopped on the couch and doesn't want to get a job. SAY WHAT?! Folks, the bottom line is, you still have to take action. You still have to consider the circumstances and facts to prevent errors in judgment. This may sound negative but it's still the Truth . . pain is good motivator. So the next time you are feeling like Mr. or Miss Cranky Pants, then remember this tiny little one paragraph article in Scientific American Mind" and then channel that energy into something creative and yes, positive!

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 4:30 AM EST - Wednesday morning, March 3, 2010]


Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]


What if you made decisions not knowing your future? Well heck, isn't that what we do every minute of the day. Even if we aren't making a decision, it's still a decision, not to make a decision. Then there is ambivalence, which is the state of simultaneous conflicted feelings that keeps you from making a decision. Ambivalence is one of those words that I put right up there with potential and anticipation. Certainly when you are ambivalent then you don't have to commit and you don't have to make a decision. Potential sounds great but all that means is you haven't done 'it' yet. What's so great about having potential if you don't commit? And anticipation? Well anticipation only sets you up for the ol' waiting game and you still don't have to commit. If you don't commit, then you don't have to take action. And if you don't have action, it's because you didn't commit. Whew!

Shaun White, the king of the snow-boarding super-pipe and half pipe always talks about commitment when he discusses his success. He always says that his success is because he is "committed from the beginning." Right out of the gate, he is committed. He is absolutely committed to successfully completing the trick. Once he makes the decision to take off on his run, he is committed to landing it. There is no ambivalence on his part. Shaun says that he is always thinking one wall ahead and comparing himself to that wall. You see folks, there is no try . . he either will or he won't . . because he is committed. There is no exception, there is no hesitation and there is no reservation. Shaun makes a decision not knowing his future and that decision is committment.

Hmmmmmm . . what if I contemplated my potential, anticipated my success and was ambivalent about creating this website? Well, if you don't commit, you don't get.

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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