MY LIFE IS A POP-UP BOOK[Posted 2:30 PM EDT - Thursday morning, 5/01/2008]
Osiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]
This morning I woke up hearing the music from Iggy Pop's 1977 tune called, "Lust for Life." Most of you have heard this song because it is the theme song for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The song begins with heavy guitar then Iggy breaks into, "Here comes Johnny Yen again," and the song trails off into the chorus singing, "I got a lust for life (oooo), Got a lust for life (oooo), Oh, a lust for life (oooo)." As I listened to the music, I could see my favorite Royal Caribbean Cruise Line commercials roll through my brain.
It's interesting that I would even mention a cruise line because I guarantee you that the last place on earth you will find me is on a cruise ship. It's a South Node Pisces thing because I have a South Node in Pisces and Pisces rules the Ocean. That's just too much water for me drink (winky wink) or to be sitting on top of with no control. I'm better off enjoying the Ocean beachside in my glammed up sunglasses, a cute suit and a frosty beverage in my hand meeting strangers.
The commercial that always gets me emotional is when the woman says, "Somewhere between the Mayan ruins, the ice rink, the horseback riding, and the rock wall it hits you. This is way more than a cruise." Just typing that makes me choke up in a weird emotional way because it is so true about Life. Life is way more than you think. We can get so wrapped up in the seriousness of the physical world that we forget to actually enjoy the physical world. We forget to enjoy the surprise, the juiciness, the intrigue and the mystery of just being here and experiencing Life. We make a big emotional deal out of the slightest thing and toss ourselves into sadness. And what for what because sadness doesn't even feel Good! Instead of having a "Lust for Life" we end up with a Loss for Life. In my brain I hear the woman in the commercial say, "Somewhere between the Mayan ruins, the ice rink, the horseback riding, and the rock wall it hits you. Your Life is way more than you think." I also like another Royal Caribbean commercial where the guy is narrating a golf shot saying, " .... just a few feet separate a man from his dream." The close up is on the putter and the other guy takes the shot but the minute he takes the shot, the big ol' bullhorn on the ship sounds off and the guy narrating the shot starts laughing and says, "Oh, I wasn't expecting the horn!" He's laughing at the SURPRISE! Then the Lust for Life music starts in.
The other day in my Daily Message called, "Taking It All In" I said, "I don't believe in taking Life so seriously that all the fun and mystery is taken out. I believe in taking Life so seriously that all the fun and mystery are taken in." Folks, I think a lot of us are forgetting to enjoy the surprises that Life has to offer, instead we want to know it all ahead of time. That's too much dang control, no wonder so many people aren't having any fun in their Life. Heck, few people will even wait to know the sex of their baby anymore because they want to decorate their nursery or buy cute baby clothes. That doesn't sound like a Good trade-off to me when the SURPRISE is so much better. That's just being too physical world, yet not fully experiencing the physical world. I didn't want to know the sex of my baby, I wanted the element of SURPRISE. I'll never forget how I screamed like a banchee when I heard, "It's a girl!" I would have probably screamed like a banchee if it was a boy but it was the experience I was going after and I got it!
It's a lust for life folks. That's exactly what it is. I was just telling Christine (Aquarius) the other day how my Life is like a pop-up book. I like not knowing what the rest of my day will look like. I Love knowing that I can pop-up over there or pop-up over here at a moment's notice. I have an idea of what I will be doing the rest of the day, but mostly I enjoy not knowing, which is why I schedule as little in my Life as possible. I'm open to the possibility that something wonderful is right around the corner for me. And why wouldn't it be right around the corner because I'm so open to it. "Somewhere between the Mayan ruins, the ice rink, the horseback riding, and the rock wall it hits you. Your Life is way more than you think." Folks, I encourage you to take your Life so seriously that you are open to wonderful things popping up all the time and not so seriously that you aren't doing anything. If you are not experiencing something new, different and wonderful all the time, well maybe, just maybe you need to live your Life like a pop-up book and enjoy the element of surprise. Iggy 'Pop' didn't just pop into my brain as a muscial DLG (Download from God) singing "Lust for Life" just for me, the message is for you too.
"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley
Don't forget to read your daily Spiritual Progression Path that is updated for Sunday, March 9, 2008. If you haven't gotten off your 'Rumpelstiltskin' and listened to my online radio show what the heck are you waiting for? Click and listen. Read the last daily message titled, 131,760 Astrological Types.
Denadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]
A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley
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