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ARCHIVED DAILY MESSAGES
FROM DR. STANDLEY
NOVEMBER 2007

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Sugar-Coating Actually Works!


AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Folks, I am determined to create a better me every chance I get, so I create little threads in my Life to pull on to help get me there. Just like in Yesterday's Daily Message when I told you that I pull on little song threads to change my way of thinking. I have to do something otherwise my mind can turn into a runaway train in a snap! Now that's just fine if it's all Good, but if it's not, then I have to address it immediately, if not sooner.

Another thing that I do is I get out my printed Natal Chart and I read the highlighted sections. These are sections that I have previously highlighted using a yellow highlighter to indicate where I need to play myself UP and let my Light shine. I look at it like the Sun beaming down on these wonderful qualities and Lighting them UP so that I can use them to create a better me and fulfill my purpose. I also read the sections where I have previously taken a pink highlighter and highlighted the areas that are not very attractive that I need to soften. I am literally trying to sugarcoat the pink areas and turn them into something marvelous, sweet and tasty. After all, a glob of flour isn't very tasty unless you sweeten it up with some sugar and spice.

So here is your weekend, "Homework" folks. Get out your Natal Chart and highlight the qualities that you need to Light UP and shine in yellow and those you need to soften and sweeten UP in pink. Don't think for a second that you can't turn those challenging qualities into something wonderful. Those of you who have some severe aggression in your charts, then highlight it in pink and then go sign up for Karate and learn to channel your energy into something that is controlled and meditative or channel that energy into a new business. Heck, I have a history of being a non-stop talkative, verbose gal and all I had to do was channel it into my work and create something as massive as my communication skills had revealed in my chart. Yummy, I wonder what little Goodies you'll find.

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

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, Sloppy Joe, Slop, Sloppy Joe. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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SLOPPY JOE, SLOP, SLOPPY JOE!


AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

I have all of these wonderful little song threads that I pull on when I want to change my way of thinking. My favorite song to pull on is, "Lunchlady Land" by Adam Sandler. He starts the song by saying, "This is a song through the eyes of one of the most important people in the world . . the lunchlady." My favorite part is when he really starts jammin' with his guitar and belts out, "Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe, Yeah, uh Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe, Come on." If you want to hear this song just click this link www.youtube.com and it will take you straight to the song because it is hilarious. It's so goofy that I cannot help but laugh and I Love imitating the sloppy joe part. One of my other favorites that I sing is, "Choppin' Broccoli" by Dana Carvey that he sang on SNL, which you can also find on www.youtube.com. It's hilarious because he's making up the song as he goes along for two record producers (Sigourney Weaver and Phil Hartman). I just Love singing those songs because they make me goofy happy.

Certainly we all obsess at one time or another about Love, money, work or family until we reach the point of becoming emotionally twisted. That's the point at which we have allowed these emotions to set up residence inside our mind and body, which can then overtake our spirit. Those emotions are like a smelly festering cavity with food still in it heating up at 98.6 degrees fahrenheit inside your mouth. See how nasty and stinky that sounds? Now imagine greeting another person under those conditions. Yeah, we all have the ability to fester like a food filled cavity. Folks, I can handle a lot of things but sitting in emotional overload all day long is not one that I will consciously choose. It's all a matter of choice. I choose not to sit in a continual negative mental posture so I have to find a way to snap out of it. Besides how can I solve it if my mind is twisted by my emotions. So if I don't like what I'm thinking, that's where "sloppy joes" comes in handy.

So there I was driving my grandson, "Big Tree" to school this morning and he started singing from the backseat, "Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe, Yeah, uh Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe." Then he said, "Come on and sing it with me Granny." So we started singing it together. Now "Big Tree" knows that I will break into that song any minute I want to have happy thoughts so I asked him, "Why were you singing that song?" He said, "Because I don't want you to go home today and that song makes me happy." Here that little 4-1/2 year old was making a conscious choice to be happy.

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

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, A Matter of Choice. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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A MATTER OF CHOICE


AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Folks, I have finally decided that I am going go one more winter without buying a car. I haven't owned a car since the Fall of 2001 and I have been riding a bicycle for my mode of transportation for six full years now. Back in February 2007 I told you about My Path of Transformation and how I ended up on a bicycle. If you haven't read that Daily Message, you might want to at this point.

It's fairly easy for me to get around on my bicycle because I live in a wonderful area in the City of St. Louis where you really don't need a car. The neighborhood is as eclectic, cultural, hoppin' and diverse as one could imagine. There are restaurants, galleries, bookstores, coffee shops and boutiques within just two blocks. My church is just one block away and the two grocery stores are three blocks in either direction. And if I don't want to go the three block distance, I can go to the tiny little market that is just two blocks away or they'll deliver the groceries if the weather is bad. It's very common to see bicycles attached to anything standing.

As much as I traveled this year from the end of April to the beginning of October there still wasn't much need for me to buy a car because I wasn't home but a few days here and there. I kept thinking about it and then off again on a plane I would go or head out camping or on road trip with friends. If I really need a car for a few days, then I'll rent it. Even on the weekends when I have my grandson "Big Tree," I ride my bike to the train and get off at the airport where my daughter or son-in-law will pick me up. We just put my bike in the back of the van and then "Big Tree" and I will use their third car to go loafin'. It's all easy, we have it down to a science and it's not a big deal.

It's never been a secret that I can't stand the cold, but as I always say, "I can't stand the cold but the outfits sure are cute." Well a few weeks ago "Big Tree" and I were out loafin' when I made the decision that I was going to go one more winter without a car. What the heck! So we went shopping and I bought me three new coats of varying warmth to prepare for the varying cold temperatures. We have a saying here in St. Louis that goes like this, "If you don't like the weather in St. Louis, just stay a day and it'll change." Quite honestly, it can be 20 degrees one day and 50 degrees the next or 30 degrees one day and 70 degrees the next in the middle of winter. That is no joke! I have finally decided that instead of whining about the cold, I'm going to choose to embrace it and enjoy it. I choose to enjoy the cold and find the Good in it.

So yesterday when I was out running my errands it was interesting to note that the cold didn't bother me like it normally would simply because I decided to change my attitude and enjoy it. It was rainy, cold and the wind was biting my face but then I thought, "Okay, now I need a face mask. Why didn't I think of that before?" At the same time it was actually exhilarating because I wasn't the only one out there pedaling away as if it were 75 degrees. I guess we'll see if I cave this winter and finally break down and buy a car, but for now, it's a matter of choice and I choose to enjoy it. By the way, that's my favorite hat!

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

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, Mars Retrograde in Cancer. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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Mars (Aggression) Retrograde
in Cancer (Home and Family)


AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

This weekend I checked out longer than I normally do where I had my Blackberry shut off completely and sporadically checked in for messages. Now first of all I know better than to do that from Thanksgiving weekend until the first of the year. It's just that time of year where emotions run high and the holiday's seem to take their toll on the human spirit, especially where relationships are concerned. I believe that I have returned all phone calls but if I missed your call, please call back and let's get you taken care of before something minor turns into something major. On top of it being 'that' time of year, Mars (the fiery red planet of aggression) is retrograde in Cancer (home and family). I'll do my best to make this as easy to understand as possible.

Mars turns retrograde only once every two years for about 80 days. So this year is a bit different than last year when it comes to home and family. The retrograde motion began on November 15, 2007 and will last until January 30, 2008. If you notice in the blue box on each daily horoscope I write the degree and minutes of where the planets are located. You can see since November 15th than Mars in Cancer is slowly going backward. Keep in mind that Retrograde Motion is merely an illusion and that no planet EVER really goes backward. It just can't happen but the shadow cast from the Sun onto Mars makes it 'appear' as if it is going backward. At the same time, our reaction to the illusion is real and this Mars Retrogradation will cause us all to turn introspective but then again we might first start drudging up some family past before we snap out of it and become introspective. At least we should become more introspective, reflective and deep in thought about who we are and how we handle ourselves especially with regard to home and family matters.

Mars will remain retrograde in Cancer until January 1, 2008 and then it will continue its retrograde motion as it goes back far enough to enter Gemini. Then it will remain retrograde in Gemini until January 30, 2008. But for now, let's just stick to dealing with Mars retrograde in Cancer. On each daily horoscope you will notice that I wrote more about Mars Retrograde because the Moon is in the emotional and moody sign of Cancer today and tomorrow thereby compounding the effect of aggressive Mars.

The reason why we have to pay so much attention to Mars retrograde is because Mars rules action and male activity in a woman's Natal Chart, which can really mess with a woman's emotions with respect to men . . . and men can become quite aggressive. At the same time those who are Cancer, have a Moon in Cancer, are Cancer Rising or have strong Cancer charts will be most affected. This includes North Node Cancer or those who have several planets in Cancer. Geez, and if your South Node is in Cancer then family matters can drain the livin' daylights out of you. Even though I am a Gemini, I am a Cancer Rising coupled with a strong Cancer Natal Chart. I have already had my Mars hefty dose and smack down since November 15th and what I'm saying is that this does not have to last longer than a few days. If you 'choose' to be introspective and look at yourself then it can turn out to be incredibly wonderful. It did in my case but then again I do not thrive on sitting in something that I can easily correct and that my little chickadees requires my introspection so I can correct me.

The signs likely to be most affected are: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn because they are all Cardinal Signs. If you notice, Capricorn and Cancer are opposing signs and Aries and Libra are opposing signs. Also, each sign is square (challenging) to the next because there are two signs that separate each of you -- Aries is square Cancer, Cancer is square Libra, Libra is square Capricorn and Capricorn is square Aries. So these four signs have to make certain that they behave around the other three signs.

Mars retrograde in Cancer can make for some nasty home and family quarrels, which can be avoided when you realize that it is an illusion. Before you start pointing fingers at other family members, turn your thoughts introspective and solve yourself before you try to solve someone else.

If you want to see how this affects you personally instead of as an entire sign, then look at your Natal Chart and see what house is ruled by Cancer. Make certain that you look at the degree of the house cusp in Cancer because some of your Cancer energy may be in the previous house. For instance if your Cancer house cusp is 15 degrees and today Cancer is 11 degrees 33 minutes, then that would put the Cancer retrograde energy in the previous house and not the house that is 15 degrees. That first 14 degrees has to be somewhere and that would be the previous house.

Having said all of that, through the end of the year, I will make certain that I am even more available than usual as this retrograde energy can take a toll on our mood and emotions and severely challenge the human spirit. This can easily be worked through when you choose 'introspection' as opposed to aggressive over-emotion.

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

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, Cogito, ergo sum. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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COGITO, ERGO SUM


AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

As we creep up on the end of the year my readings have been more along the lines of "identity" and "misson in Life" than any other topic. Being a Gemini and the "The Thinker" of the zodiac who carries the motto, "I think therefore I am" or as my brainiac Gemini brother Sam would say, "Cogito, ergo sum," I think we humans over-think ourselves far too much. This could be my Gemini simplistic nature coming out. Cogito, ergo sum is Latin for "I think, therefore I am" and Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum means, "I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am." Interesting, we humans will start thinking so much that we can think ourselves right into doubt. Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum. Cogito, ergo sum is the philosophical statement that is the foundation of Western Philosophy. Geez, why in the world would anyone make something harder than it has to be.

"What's up with the struggle?
Why do people dig on that stuff?"
Dr. Loretta Standley~

I find it tough to write a Daily Message without a title but lucky for me (even though I don't believe in luck) I am practically given a title every morning when I wake up by merely listening to my musical DLGs (Downloads from God). I've always been that way with my writing, even in high school and college. I have to name it before I can write it. Just as I had to identify me before I could be me. Heck if I couldn't identify me, then how could I become me and have other people identify with me? Well that my little chickadees is how I became so comfortable in my own skin. I owned who I claimed to be. You claim, then you own, in that order.

I tend to catch people off guard during one of these mission in Life readings when I ask, "So, who do you think you are?" Ah, cogito, ergo sum. They will stumble and slobber all over this statement until I gently interrupt saying, "That's not what I asked." Remember, the question was, "Who do you think you are?" And they step right into doubt, "Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum." I am literally asking, when you think about what you want to be doing with your Life, what are you thinking? Cogito, ergo sum. Who do you think that you are when you are thinking about you in your imagination. Remember, I always thought I was The Mystery Dancer. Then they will retreat and try to quickly piece together something that resembles what they always wanted to do with their Life. Now my nose is burning a bit and my eyes are welling up with emotion because my intuition feels they are on to something. Ah, the claim! That's where it all begins. Folks, affirmations will not do you a dang bit of Good if you cannot visualize and feel who you want to be when you grow up. If you can't see it, feel it and taste it, then don't expect anyone else see it with you. An affirmation about being wealthy when you cannot visualize how you got there is really just hoping, isn't it?

"Whatever you should be doing with your Life,
you've been doing it your whole Life."
Dr. Loretta Standley~

I'll admit I had a tough time for a while trying to figure out who I am and how to describe what I do. I am convinced that it had to be tough for me so that I can understand what you are going through. We spiritual teachers, healers, etc., don't get a free pass ya' know. Some of us will admit that we had to have our Rumpelstiltskin kicked in order to understand our audience. It doesn't mean it has to be tough for you, but as a teacher of this stuff, I understand why I had to walk the path that I did. I had the tagline, "Become your own best healthcare provider" before I even started this website because that is what I wanted to teach. And now I teach you how to do that in a variety of ways. Okay, some of those ways are really out there (winky wink) but all the same, that is what I do because whole health to me is Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Chemical, Intuitive, Artistic Expression and Love, which is the acronym for SPECIAL, which turned into the TYS e-Course. Folks, you don't have to have it all figured out today but you do have to have an idea. Ideas are awesome because it's the beginning. Like I wrote the other day, it's okay if you, make it up as you go along. You just need that tagline or the name of who you desire to be. A tagline and an idea was all I had and then I started building around it just like the commercial where the woman slams down a faucet on the desk of an architect and says, "Build me house, around this!" The architect hikes up one eyebrow and you could see his mind was no less than intrigued, challenged and thinking. Ah, cogito, ergo sum.

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, Stone Cold Sober. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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STONE COLD SOBER


AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

I was watching one of those TV news programs (could be Dateline) on Friday night about the little girl Madeleine McCann who went missing while vacationing with her family in Portugal in May 2007.

Besides the obvious heartbreak this story brings over any missing child, one of the things that really bothers is the treatment that the mother (Kate) has sustained during this ordeal over her lack of emotion for the TV cameras. She's been stone-cold-sober the entire time.

Why do we need to see a mother breakdown?

I find this completely appalling that anyone would want to see any mother weep, especially when they are heartbroken over their child. Let's not forget Susan Smith drowning in her tears before the cameras after she drowned her two young children in South Carolina several years ago. Then again, those tears could have easily been anguish over what she had done but not yet admitted.

My point is this -- every single one of us respond to stress, heartbreak, sorrow, grief and pain differently. When I saw Kate McCann just sitting there stoic without tears, I know that feeling because I too respond in that way when under severe pain, grief or stress. It's numbing! I have been through a couple of situations with my daughter when all I could do was stand there . . stone-cold-sober. When Karmen was in ICU after a 4-wheel all terrain vehicle accident, my reaction did come as a surprise to a few people. I absolutely could not feel. It was all I could do to stand there at the foot of the bed and see my baby laying there with twigs still in her hair. In a crisis, that is when my former husband steps up to the plate and handles it for both of us, just like Jerry McCann (Kate's husband), Ed Smart or John Walsh had to do in their family crisis. And let's not forget Shawn Hornbeck's stepdad Craig Akers. To this day, the mere thought of that day standing at the foot of her bed puts me over the edge in the quietness of my own space when I am alone.

The same is true when my other grandson (Big Tree's identical twin) left for Heaven. I remember standing there like a stone without expression, unable to speak and without a tear in my eye. Frozen solid! Again, my former husband knew all the right things to say and spoke for both of us, even after being divorced 24 years. Again, in the quietness of my own space, one thought of that day can send me over the edge in sorrow when no one else is around.

Several years ago when my mom and I were 25 miles outside of St. Louis driving to Nashville she had a stroke in the car. I became stone-cold-sober, serious and just plain unreadable. There was no time to pull over and call an ambulance. I went into go mode and called the hospital to alert them I was bringing her in and then proceeded to calmly and systematically call each family member. Through a straight monotone voice I told each family member what was going on all the while staying stone-cold-sober.

While it is easy for me to explain emotions astrologically, not everyone gets it or wants to get it. Regardless, the important thing is that you fully understand your emotions and what you are like in the midst of them. No one else really has to understand them, but you do. I have told you over and over again that I am a Cancer Rising which makes me very emotional in my personality. I cry watching someone get their name called on a game show. I cry watching a little kid wait for the school bus in the rain. I cry over someone else's Good news. I cry during Mass. I cry looking at my website stats. I cry opening presents. I cry over a simple act of kindness. I cry watching movies. I cry when someone else is happy. I cry on the phone with clients when they "get" an insight or awareness. I cry every single day!

Even though I am an emotional Cancer Rising I have a poker-face under severe stress. When alone I'm a raging mess! I am a wailing woman when I am alone but never in front of anyone else. It's just not me. I cannot bring on the tears when I'm frozen. Frozen rain is actually hail and that stuff really hurts when it hits you. I have told you before that I have a cold Capricorn Moon. That's where the 'frozen' comes from and believe me, frozen tears are excruciating. This Moon is what sobers up my emotions and makes me poker-faced and without a doubt, stone-cold-sober. I'm blessed because I get to "feel" and be emotional with my Cancer Rising but I also straighten up quickly with that cold Capricorn Moon under severe stress.

The bottom line -- before you judge someone else's emotions, please get to know your own first. Look at your Moon (emotions) and when you understand them, then you can help other people understand you. We all respond differently under stress. Just because someone is stone-cold-sober under severe stress, it doesn't make them guilty!

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

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, NEW Look on drstandley.com. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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NEW LOOK ON DRSTANDLEY.COM


AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Wooooo Hooooo! Folks, great news! Since last week, this site has gone from 148,086 to 140,724 in website rankings. It's quite a feat to be in the top million of 108 million websites in the world much less in the top 100,000. Now I want to be under 100,000 by January 1st, 2008 and I need you to help me do it by telling every single person you know on the planet about this website. Keep feeding me and I will keep feeding you. Funny, and its really just little ol' me driving this locomotive.

You probably noticed the new changes the second you signed on to this site. As the site exponentiates in visitors, then I have to respond by doing whatever I can to make certain this site is easy to navigate. The biggest change is the left hand navy blue column that use to be green with the buttons spaced further apart making it easier to read and then the dark gray underneath the buttons with white lettering.

The color changes are a result of me getting tired of the site looking like a carnival. I do have a tendency to be a walking carnival. The old colors must have been the former clown coming out of me. But then again, we Gemini's do enjoy a variety of color. I also lightened the center sections on each page to make it easier to read and removed a lot of red to make it easier on the eyes. It's interesting, the older I get the more I think about these things. What! Who said that?!?!

The most change occurred under the Laboratory Tests button. I had to go in and update all the laboratory values and create easier to read links. When I looked underneath that button it just looked like a train wreck to me. I guess it's just one of those things where you get better with age. (winky wink) Now when you pop over there you should be able to find your information immediately, if not sooner.

Those of you with time on your hands it would be great if you could go over to the Fun, Games and Quiz button and take some quizzes and then let me know if any of those quizzes are broken. The Body Systems button is probably THE MOST popular section on this site (believe it or not). I kinda like that button too because then you can high tail it over to the Quiz section and test your knowledge. Remember, the tagline to this site is, "Become Your Own Best Healthcare Provider," and since it is your body, then you should know how it works. Sounds reasonable to me.

I also updated some pictures including the top picture in the right banner column to the online radio show. I'm pretty much ready for another butterfly pic on the Daily Message graphic so I'll be mentating on what I want that to look like. Right now, I'm going to run back over to the Native American Animal Medicine section and write up some more animals while waiting for The Amazing Race to come on. Did I ever tell you that I am a Certifiable Reality TV Show Junkie? What are you kidding me . . it's so REAL! (winky wink) And Dancing with the Stars has me on the edge of my seat! And so, I digress.

As you can see, Saturn in Virgo in my natal chart 3rd house of communication is requiring me to be ever-so disciplined in this area, which is one mega-mondo reason for the more stream-lined site, updates on horoscopes being 'on time' and creating the NEW Contact button to keep my thoughts compart-mental-ized with the different e-mail addresses. This is the only way I can keep a one track mind. For this reason below are some gentle reminders for orders, consults, readings.

  • 1) Anyone who ordered the TYS e-Course, should feel free to call me anytime with your insights or questions. It is up to you to call me once I e-mail you the workbook. This is a "no fee" chat so if I were you, I'd be calling me and pumping my brain.
  • 2) All paperwork that I e-mail you for a health history consult or laboratory test interpretation has to be faxed or snail-mailed back to me.
  • 3) All Natal Charts, Insight Reports and Transit/Progressions Reports are always, always, always e-mailed within 24 hours. Every once in a while there could be a delay in e-mail and that 'rarely' happens. Just let me know if you have not received yours in 24 hours and I will re-send it.
  • 4) And last but certainly not least, I only schedule a time for Natal Chart Interpretations and Intuitive Readings once I receive the order or if you are on the phone with me scheduling it right when you are prepared to order it. I really do fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants and this keeps me spontaneous and available at a moment's notice. If I had to write down a schedule of appointments it would be like having a regular job. Oh gosh, don't even think that Loretta! That is precisely why I can take readings BOOM! - AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE! If you're ready to rumble, then so am I.
  • Folks my Life is a dance and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for dancing with me every single day. It's just crazy fun and you all really keep me going and creating more when you keep coming back. It really does feed my soul and when I need to channel energy like I did this weekend . . it goes right into these pages. WOW (Wide Open Wonderment) - I'm still so full and I need to go channel. I LOVE YOU ALL! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for wanting more from me this weekend in such curious, heartfelt and Loving ways. I was feeling the Love and I was definitely feeling the need to give some back.

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

    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, You Feed Me and I'll Feed You. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    YOU FEED ME AND I'LL FEED YOU


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Well I woke up so fast this morning that I don't remember having a musical DLG (Download from God). Last night turned out to be one of those up until 5 AM work frenzies and in typical me fashion I woke up exactly four hours later at 9 AM with my eyes popped wide open wondering where I was. The Sun happened to be shining through the window and that's probably what threw off on my senses.

    I actually spent the night with the Native American Animal Medicine pages and loaded about ten new animals. After I finish typing this Daily Message I will head back over there to write and upload some more animals. Folks, I know it can be frustrating with some pages or sections incomplete so it's probably time for me to give you another gentle reminder. I am the only one who writes this website. There is no company or team of individuals that manages or uploads this site for me. I do it all baby! Every teeny tiny bit of this website has my fingertips, eyeballs and brain slathered all over it. Besides, I like the way I communicate and I want my verbage on every single page. I am definitely a one-woman-show and that's probably an understatement. If I want a new page on this site, then I'll create it. I am self-motivated, self-taught and a self-starter.

    Every so often I will receive an e-mail from someone that says, "If you just write it then you won't have to write it again. You'll be done with it!" Now come on silly-pants, of course I know that and I appreciate the input but it's a time thing. To sit down with a blank slate it just doesn't happen within minutes. I'm a thinker. I'm a Gemini. The Gemini motto is, "I think therefore I am." Information has to come seeping out of my brain down my arms and into my fingertips and then there has to be time to do it. It took me about five hours last night to create ten animals. Using five hours out of the middle of the day can be next to impossible because I'm typically on the phone, returning e-mails or I'm in updation-mode. When I add new pages, it's usually in the middle of the night while the U.S. is sleeping and while other other parts of the world are just getting off work or just waking up. Believe me, it's a dance.

    After I leave this Daily Message, I'll mark the new animals on the Native American Animal Medicine pages as NEW! How's that grab ya'? Oh wow, I just realized that the Native American Animal Medicine section of this site is 95 pages! I must be nuts! I also know that the "Coupled-Up They Are" section at the bottom of each compatibility page is in need of my brain and fingertips. Did you know the compatibility pages alone on this site consists of 401 pages! YOWZA! Well okay, I did create those 401 pages all in one crazy sleepless and mind-blowing weekend but that must have been a weekend when I needed to unload some gray matter and I opted out of going out and playing with my friends. If there is anything you should remember about these compatibility pages and that is there are 131,760 astrological types. That is exactly why matching your sign to another sign is simply not enough information. For a male chart he has to look at his own 7th house cusp, Venus and Moon for a closer look at who he is compatible with and the female has to look at her own natal 7th house cusp, Sun and Mars for a closer look at who she is compatible with. Simply matching up Sun signs is not as accurate as I think you want. For this reason, you MUST have your own Natal Chart. That's not a sales pitch folks, that's a FACT!

    The Native American Animal Medicine and the compatibility pages are the most urgent and then I'll probably finish the "What Week Were You Born" section under the horoscope pages. The herbs and health topics are probably the easiest for me to finish first but I'm opting for the Native American Animal Medicine. Give me a few minutes to get the NEW posted on the NEW animals before you e-mail me and ask which ones are NEW. Okie Dokie. I know how you are!

    And as usual, all of the writing on this site is subject to a delay when I stop to write a Natal Chart, give a Health Consult, an Intuitive Reading, give a Natal Chart Interpretation or take a phone call. Oh yeah, then there are e-mails. Oh it's not as crazy a Life as it sounds; either I'm a little bit whacked or I don't really realize what the heck I got myself into. (winky wink) Come back this weekend and check my progress. I'm a bit fired up and there's no telling what I can create when I'm under this kind of elemental influence. Hey, I have an idea. I'll keep feeding you more information and you keep feeding me more people. I want more people because more people drive me to create more! Feed me people, feed me! Yippeeeee!

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

    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, Make It Up As You Go Along. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    MAKE IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    You know how it is when you're listening to a song you Love but you have no idea on earth what they are singing so you make up your own lyrics? Well that was me this morning. I hear this electric guitar plucking all alone so sweetly so I started singing, "Ah ey yeah ehh....Ah ey yeah ehhhhhhh eh eh, yeah," until I hear Eddie Vedder the lead singer of Pearl Jam join in with me. I had to chuckle because my daughter Karmen gets a nice belly laugh when I start making up words to songs that I don't know. I will sing the words boldly even though they make no sense but at least they rhyme. This particular song "Yellow Ledbetter" by Pearl Jam is famous for being indecipherable. It's also famous for being easy to change when the band performs live. Basically it's an easy song to improvise. So there I was singing, "On the ceiling is the voice of reason ah." Well Eddie Vedder actually sings, "Unsealed on a porch a letter sat." Now how I arrive at "On the ceiling is the voice of reason ah," I have no idea, but I do. I do it everytime I hear that song. Oh I'm rolling with laughter right now.

    There is another song by Rusted Root called, "Send Me On My Way" that I sing with Karmen where the words are just too jammed together to understand what the heck they are saying so I start making up my own words. Now I know they are singing, "Send me on my way" but I'll sing, "Simian Way" . . "I'm awake" . . or "Ahinawake" depending on how I feel; Ahinawake [pronounced Ah-nah-wake] being my sister's name. It's just hilarious. I guess you have to be there. Then there's a part of "Send Me On My Way" where they really smash the words together so I just stick out my lips and then use my index finger to flap my lips while singing, "Mummity Say Mummity Ah," and it sounds just like the song. It's uncanny how much I sound just like them. (winky wink) Karmen will invariably extend her arms and say, "And THIS! This is my mother."

    I knew when I heard the first chord of the guitar of "Yellow Ledbetter" that this musical DLG was all about being brave enough (possibly even crazy enough) to make up my Life as I go along. And why not? I don't mean this as self-absorbed as it may sound but it's my Life and I can make anything work for me that I really want including that silly song, especially when I really enjoy it. Ah ey yeah ehh....Ah ey yeah ehhhhhhh eh eh, yeah . . On the ceiling is the voice of reason ah."

    I remember one day being so frustrated with the growth of this site that I yelled out to God, "WHAT! WHAAAAAT!"

    The gentle DLG I heard back was, "Loretta, it's okay. You're okay. Now I want you to get back to work and I want you to go BIGGER! Don't worry, you can make it up as you go along. Now go!"

    I calmed down, smiled and thought, "BIGGER! Now why didn't I think of that?" AND I can make it up as I go along! Cool. Count me in!

    Folks, one thing I don't do is argue with a DLG. Hmmmmm, make it up as I go along. So I don't really need a plan. That same day I created several new buttons in the green column to the left and started writing hundreds of additional pages. I was pumping out new pages left and right on shear DLG unplanned adrenaline. I was literally making up the site as I was going along, just like "Yellow Ledbetter" and "Send Me On My Way." Whatever topic came to me, that's what I wrote about. This website went from fifty pages, to a couple of hundred pages to literally 3,000 pages nearly overnight all because I made it up as I went along and I didn't have a plan. That's right folks. I had no plan at any given moment what I was going to write. I just took the DLG advice and went BIGGER! This website is now ranked 148,086 out of 108,810,358 distinct websites in the world with number one being the best. I began 2007 right at about 253,000 which means I've sailed up the rankings by over 100,000 in less than a year and my goal is to be five digits by January 1st, 2008.

    Now this is where I feel compelled to ask for your help to reach my year end goal. Will you please share my website with everyone you know on the planet? This will free up some of my energy to finish projects that I have already started on this site and it will feed my excitement to create even more pages for you to experience. I want more for you and I pray you want more for you. And why not? Especially if I can keep making it up as I go along. There are no boundaries here folks. The more content that I have on this site, the more you will find what you are searching for. And what a wonderful feeling it is to have new word-of-mouth-visitors or should I say word-of-email-visitors. Not to mention I would be eternally grateful for your support. I Love making up this site as I go along and I Love waking up and feeling that sudden urge to create something NEW for you. Ah ey yeah ehh....Ah ey yeah ehhhhhhh eh eh, yeah . . On the ceiling is The Voice of Reason-Ah."

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

    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, Silent Lucidity. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    SILENT LUCIDITY


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Well it's not often that I wake up hearing a Queensryche song playing in my head, but I certainly heard one this morning. Queensryche is a heavy metal band from the early 80's and when they slow down their energy enough, they can really put out a kickin' rock ballad. The song "Silent Lucidity" is probably one of my all time favorite Queensryche tunes. You know why? Because silent lucidity IS a DLG (Download from God). As with any song, depending on the mindset you are in when you are listening to it or what happens to be going on in your Life at that moment, it could have a different meaning for you. Naturally I had to get up and turn on my Napster so I could play the song over and over again. Wonderful . . just wonderful. I just Love it when rock bands use a full orchestra in their ballads. This song is still playing over on my myspace page today www.myspace.com/mentator. Check it out!

    As usual I only received a portion of the song, which is where the message is for me. I consider myself a lucid dreamer, meaning in the midst of a dream, I am fully aware that I am dreaming and that puts me in control of what I will do next. I get to choose. It's a get to. I can deliberately and purposefully use the message as I heard it or wrestle with myself over what it means. Actually, my lucid dreams are when I am awake. Since I wake up so quickly this has made my night dreams next to impossible to remember. This is probably why my DLGs come in the form of music at the moment I am waking up. Believe me, if you are open to hearing God's instruction, He will touch your spirit and give you the message. The key is being "open". This is the part where you get to choose to take the wheel or not. You manifest your dreams when you act on the message.

    "For God speaks once, yea twice, yet man perceives it not.
    In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men,
    in slumber upon the bed; then He opens the ears of men,
    and seals their instruction."
    Job 33:14-16

    I interpret "Silent Lucidity" as opening your subconscious mind to His Instruction through your dreams. I've asked you this before, "If you stood on a cliff over the Ocean and screamed your dream, what would you scream at the top of your lungs?" Put it out there folks! Your Life is the dream and you have been given the free will to manifest your dreams as you desire. No one is stopping you, but you. What if I didn't listen to the musical DLGs that play out in my head each morning that I wake up? What if I thought nothing of my musical lucid dreaming and just took it as a song that I enjoy? What if I was too afraid to scream my dream and decided to just sit around on my rumpelstiltskin and just think about creating this website? What if I was gonna do this and I was gonna do that? Remember you were created purposefully, deliberately and for a reason. Your Life was created for you and now you get to do with it whatever you want. How much more excitement do you need than having your own free will to get you UP and manifest your dream? Since I passionately and ardently know a DLG when I hear it, then I know that it was God talking to me in that song, which is exactly why I capitalized the word "Me" in the first line. Folks, haven't you heard the Good News? . . . "With God, all things are possible." - Matthew 19:26

    This song is still playing on my myspace page today www.myspace.com/mentator

    SILENT LUCIDITY

    If you open your mind for Me
    You won't rely on open eyes to see
    The walls you built within
    Come tumbling down, and a new world will begin
    Living twice at once you learn
    You're safe from pain in the dream domain
    A soul set free to fly
    A round trip journey in your head
    Master of illusion, can you realize
    Your dreams alive, you can be the guide but...

    I-will be watching over you
    I-am gonna help you see it through
    I-will protect you in the night
    I-am smiling next to you...in silent lucidity

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

    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, So You Had A Bad Day. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    So You Had A Bad Day


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    I was a little surprised to hear Daniel Powter's song, "Bad Day" playing its way through my gray matter this morning when I woke up because I really don't have bad days. I have bad moments but I generally snap out of them fairly quickly; within minutes actually because I just don't want to worship what was a bad moment all day long. That's just too much drama for me not to mention it messes with my happiness.

    With my eyes still closed and the instant I could name that tune, a scenario popped into my head from this past weekend, which I knew that I had to share with you. My grandson "Big Tree" and I typically go to the Farmer's Market on Saturday's and while we are there we stop at our favorite booth to get lunch. Yummy! We just Love those chicken teriyaki shishkabobs! Then we sit on a bench across from the booth with our "old lady cart" that is loaded down with fruits and vegetables and watch the people go by. As we walked up to the booth there was a bold sign near the window that said, "NICE CUSTOMERS ONLY! IF YOU ARE RUDE KEEP WALKING! WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO RUDE PEOPLE!" Well my Goodness, you should have seen the people waiting in line. Who wouldn't want to be considered a nice customer? For a minute there I couldn't decide if the sign was rude, necessary or both. It took all of a minute to decide that it must be necessary because the sign was there bold and blatant.

    Granted, no one should have to put up a sign to remind us to be nice to each other, especially when they are choosing to be 'in service' to us. THEY are voluntarily choosing to serve US but that does not mean we can be rude and demanding. That's just not nice and violates all the basic rules we learned in Kindergarten. Quite honestly, when it comes to service, nothing can get my temperature rising faster than bad service, especially if I am paying for that service. Bad service, bad table manners, someone eating with their mouth open, uncleanliness, tardiness and dirty telephones are some of my pet peeves. Interesting enough, my North Node Virgo rules service, food, manners, exacting time and hygiene. Yeah, I'm more Virgo than Margie and "H" (Henrietta) combined and they both know it, which has been the source of a few jokes. I'll admit folks, it has taken some practice (about 40 of my 46 years) for me to be calm in the midst of bad service and handle it like a 'nice' grown-up. This has not always been the case.

    When I saw that sign posted it reminded me of the old me and don't think for a second that it feels Good admitting this in such an open forum. I would rather not tell you that I have been a bad customer. I would rather not tell you that I was the person they were referring to on that sign. I would rather not tell you that I was the person that caused someone else to have a bad day at work. At the same time, I would rather tell you so that you just flat out don't do it. Believe me, there is nothing impressive about that behavior. There is nothing attractive about a bad, rude and demanding customer. I have to tell you what I feel motivated to tell you from my DLG (Download from God), even if it doesn't feel Good for me to admit it. Well, I have to say this NEW and IMPROVED me feels so much better.

    My point is this, if you are experiencing a bad day or a bad moment, remember that no one and I mean no one should feel less of a person having come under your influence. If anything, do something that will leave that person better than you found them. You always have the option to make a positive difference in someone's Life. When I think back on all of my ugly customer moments, I'm certain that God wasn't looking at their behavior, He was looking at mine.

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

    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, Grace, It Really Is Amazing. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    GRACE, IT REALLY IS AMAZING!


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Grace was always one of the hardest things for me to understand. I just couldn't get it through my head what it meant. Grace. A friend would always refer to Grace and I would always say, "What do you mean? You always so that and I just don't get it." Then she would go over it with me again and I would say, "Oh, okay" like a child who says they understand something when they really don't. Well Grace took me a while but it finally clicked. When understanding anything about God, I have to come at it literally as a child and to Him literally as my Father.

    The past two weekends I spent with my grandson "Big Tree". He spends the entire weekend with me and we cram as much as we can in two days until he finally gets so tired he actually asks to go to bed. It all began after his soccer game Saturday morning. We went to the Farmer's Market, we saw Bee Movie, we went hiking and saw a muskrat, we had a picnic, went to church and also went to an asian food market to get spices, sushi and other goodies, but mainly I like to take him to this particular market so he can be around people who speak another language; it's Good for him. And last but certainly not least, I took him to get another Transformer.

    We ended the weekend going out to dinner and then I spent the night at his house. Over dinner he asked for yet another Transformer and I told him that I already bought him a Transformer this weekend and that he would have to wait for another one. This morning as my daughter Karmen was getting ready for school and her husband Larry was getting ready for work, I was tending to "Big Tree" and getting him ready for school. Big Tree asked if I would be picking him up from school and I said, "I can if that's what you want." He said, "Yeah, and then we can go get another Transformer." Larry was standing behind "Big Tree" and heard him ask for another Transformer. So I quickly looked over at Larry and winked to him indicating that I could handle this little guy.

    I told "Big Tree" that some things are given to us through Grace and some things we have to earn want we want. I told him that I bought him the Transformer simply because he was him and because I Loved him. He didn't have to do anything special for it and I didn't have to give a reason. Just because! I gave it to him because I wanted to and because I could. Because he is my grandson and I can do that with my grandson. Just like when I want to give his mommy something just because she is my baby, I can do that too. I told him THAT was grace. It's a big ol' just because I want to. I don't need a reason and he doesn't have to do anything. He received the Transformer through grace. I also told him that it was easy to give him things through grace because he was always grateful. I also said if he wasn't grateful there would probably be 'no grace'. A big ol' NADA! Then I told him that there are times when he will have to earn what he wants just because it feels Good to earn something. If he wants another Transformer, he will have to earn it. So me and the four-year old struck a deal.

    Folks, the most important thing you need to remember when it comes to Grace is that gratitude stimulates Source. Capital "G" with a Capital "S". God is your Source and Supply of all material, financial, physical, spiritual and emotional Substance. How do you feel when someone is not grateful to you when you do something for them, even if it is as simple as holding the door open. Will you be likely to do it again if they are not grateful? If you are wondering about you and Grace and where is your stuff, then maybe you need to check out your level of gratitude. So basically folks, God can give you whatever He wants, when He wants, as He wants . . and you . . all you need to is be grateful. Grace . . it really is AMAZING!

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

    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, Send Her My Love. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    SEND HER MY LOVE


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    When I woke up hearing the song "Send Her My Love" by Journey playing in my head, I had to giggle because Venus (the planet of Love and beauty) makes her move today. Steve Perry (the former lead vocalist of Journey) kept singing louder and louder, "SEND HER, SEND HER, MY LOVE!" Remember what I wrote in Monday's Daily Message? "What I hear is the message. Period!" In other words, do not read into the message more than what you hear. The message in a DLG (Download from God) is exactly what you hear. Nothing more, nothing less. Some parts to the song I heard out of sequence but here's what I heard verbatim . . .

    Callin' out her name I'm dreamin'
    Reflections of a face I'm seein'
    It's her voice
    That keeps on haunting me
    Send her, send her, my Love

    I laid there thinking, "Oh boy, here we go!" The planets are all aligned in my Natal 5th house of romance, pleasurable activities, fun and dating AND my 7th house of committed relationships. This cracks me up because I have been accused of having committment phobia. My argument is, "What? Uh. Who me? What are you talking about? How can I be afraid of committment, I've been married twice!" (winky wink . . such irony in that statement) A former boyfriend used to tell people, "Loretta pickets weddings!!!" Then I would Lovingly and laughingly respond, "How can you say that? I've been married twice!" Actually I haven't been married for 21 years so it's almost as if they don't even count anymore because it's been so long. (winky wink) Well seeing that I'm a convert Catholic they really don't count now. HA! Okay, now I'm just having fun with this, so bear with me while I have a Good chuckle at my own expense. Even more I've become a professional at long distance relationships. That means a relationship where a minimum of 1,500 miles separate us going either due East or due West. Commitment phobia . . who me? That's absurd! Take it back! (giggling wildly here)

    Well folks, I knew this was coming and I know the time span of when I'll step off that bridge again. It's a chart thing. When it comes to your own Love Life, folks you really have to prepare yourself for Mr. or Miss Wonderful. I can't tell you what a bad idea it is to be in a rotten place emotionally and then chase down Love when you are lonely and emotionally messed up. Come on', don't do that to yourself or someone else. Not only is it wrong and unhealthy, it's just not nice. If you are emotionally messed up over Love then you end up bonding with someone else over woundology. Who wants to bond with someone else over old wounds, blood and nasty scabs? PLEASE! Imagine sitting over dinner picking each others old wounds and scabs so you can compare whose cut is the deepest. Yeah, see how nasty and ridiculous that sounds. Geez, if you need drama, then go rent a movie or go to the opera. Believe me, if you bond with someone over woundology you will have one heck of a time trying to maintain romance and intimacy in that soap opera.

    So here we have it, Venus makes her move today so what does that mean for you? Read your monthly horoscope and see what house she has moved into for your sign. When it comes to narrowing this down to you personally rather than your entire sign, then look at your Natal Chart and see which house Libra rules because Venus has moved into Libra, so she will be in that house in your Natal Chart. Easy Peasy! And me . . I'm still hearing Steve Perry belt out "SEND HER, SEND HER, MY LOVE!" ooh-la-la -- and how romantic, Mr. Wonderful seems to be telepathic.

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

    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, What if God was One of Us? Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    WHAT IF GOD WAS ONE OF US?


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Geez, what is going on with me?!?! How do I treat strangers that I would receive two DLGs (Downloads from God) in a two-day time span that relates to strangers? Yesterday I woke up hearing, "Beautiful Stranger" by Madonna and today I woke up hearing, "One of Us" by Joan Osborne. The minute I woke up hearing the music to this song in my head, I knew what was coming. I laid there with my eyes closed listening for that first powerful line and then I just burst into tears, literally sobbing because I knew the words were about to begin and what they meant. I knew I had to look at myself with regard to how I act and react toward strangers and through my tears I asked God, "Am I also being used to say to everyone else, 'Knock it off with the attitude toward strangers peeps!'" What I heard back was, "You got it sister!" God always responds to me in my own tone and verbage so that it is easy for me to understand His message.

    Joan of Arcardia was one of my favorite TV shows of all time before it was yanked from the airways. This song, "One of Us" was the theme song to this TV show where God use to reveal Himself to Joan as various everyday people. Isn't it interesting that the theme song was written and sung by a woman named "Joan" and the main character in the TV show was named, "Joan." Some time ago I wrote a Daily Message called, "Learn How To See In The Dark" on my favorite episode from Joan of Arcardia when Punk Rocker God appeared to Joan when she was going through the darkest time in her Life. Well this is certainly not a dark time in my Life but I can still relate to the song all the same. I immediately got up, opened Napster and played the song over and over again. The words are below. By the way, you may have noticed in all of my writings that I ALWAYS capitalize the word Good. ALWAYS! It just looks like more God to me, (if that is even possible or makes a bit of sense), so I ALWAYS capitalize the word Good. How many times have you heard the phrase, "God is Good." Well since is means is, then God IS Good. Makes sense to me. Enjoy the words below . . . I'm checking out for a few hours to go practice being nice to strangers and prayerfully I can become the beautiful stranger than I desire to be and that I wrote about in yesterday's Daily Message called "Beautiful Stranger."

    ONE OF US
    by Joan Osborne

    If God had a name, what would it be
    And would you call it to His face
    If you were faced with Him in all His glory
    What would you ask if you had just one question

    And yeah yeah God is great yeah yeah God is Good
    yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

    What if God was one of us
    Just a slob like one of us
    Just a stranger on the bus
    Trying to make His way Home

    If God had a face what would it look like
    And would you want to see
    If seeing meant that you would have to believe
    In things like Heaven and in Jesus and the saints and all the prophets

    And yeah yeah God is great yeah yeah God is Good
    yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

    What if God was one of us
    Just a slob like one of us
    Just a stranger on the bus
    Trying to make His way Home
    He's trying to make His way Home
    Back up to Heaven all alone
    Nobody calling on the phone
    Except for the Pope maybe in Rome

    And yeah yeah God is great yeah yeah God is Good
    yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

    What if God was one of us
    Just a slob like one of us
    Just a stranger on the bus
    Trying to make His way Home
    Just trying to make His way Home
    Like a holy rolling stone
    Back up to Heaven all alone
    Just trying to make His way Home
    Nobody calling on the phone
    Except for the Pope maybe in Rome

    [NOTE - Please take advantage of the Guidance button on this site.]

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

    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, Beautiful Stranger. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    BEAUTIFUL STRANGER


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    This morning I woke up only hearing the music and background vocals to "Beautiful Stranger" by Madonna, so I laid there and started singing karaoke to the song. It has this psychedelic music that is kind of swirly, very 60-ish and has a beat that makes you want to dance the swim, the pony and the jerk all in one. I just Love dancing like that because not only is it retro but it's a little goofey as well.

    Haven't we met?
    You're some kind of beautiful stranger
    You could be good for me
    I've had the taste for danger

    Folks, I don't interact with a lot of people in public at all. I'm a brave and comfortable soul behind this website, on the phone, behind a radio microphone or around my family and close group of friends. I like to travel alone, I like to ride my bike alone, I like to exercise alone and I like to eat alone. I can easily go to musicals, the opera, the symphony or even paint my face blue and go to a St. Louis Blue Hockey game or a St. Louis Rams football game alone. I have gotten so comfortable in my own skin that my pendulum has swung in the complete opposite direction of someone who can't be alone.

    I was talking to my friend Margie (Virgo) the other day and I was sharing with her what a challenge it is for me to go out in public. I do go to coffee shops a lot but I'll sit in the very back corner so I don't have to listen to people in their public gripe-fest and cursing as if the "F" bomb was as common as the word "the" or "and".

    If I’m smart then I’ll run away
    But I’m not so I guess I’ll stay
    Heaven forbid
    I’ll take my chance on a beautiful stranger

    Oh yeah, I'm having issues alright trying to find a "Beautiful Stranger" in a crowd where high drama, gossip, complaining and self-importance has become the norm. So even though I can explain this "aloneness" astrologically, I'm certain that it isn't healthy to close myself off from the world and become a hermit but I am a Cancer Rising where living in my shell feels quite comfortable. My Sun in Gemini sits in my 12th house of the hidden realm which reveals a painfully shy person who operates comfortably from the hidden realm. I'm so comfortable in this hidden realm that I don't need to be seen by you at all. Ah . . it's the Mystery Dancer all over again.

    I looked into your eyes
    And my world came tumbling down
    You’re the devil in disguise
    That’s why I’m singing this song

    When I got up I played "Beautiful Stranger" on Napster and started dancing the pony, the swim and the jerk. Geez, I just Love that song! [It's got a Good beat and it's easy to dance to. HA!] As I was psychedelically swirling about, smiling and singing to the song I received a DLG (Download from God) that put me in a freeze frame. I heard, "So Loretta, are you a Beautiful Stranger?" oooooh - God gets me every single time and I think He just checked me. OUCHY! Keep in mind that I woke up having to sing it Karaoke style and the last line I sang before I heard the DLG was, "That's why I'm singing this song." I knew this wasn't about who I am in the hidden realm, it was about who I am in the public realm. Am I the same person out there in public that I am back here in the hidden realm? Even if I am alone in public, am I a "Beautiful Stranger?" Check yourselves folks, imagine the impact we would all make if we all strived to be "Beautiful Strangers." Now, I'm going to venture out in public, take myself out to dinner and become a "Beautiful Stranger."

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

    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, Quote Well This Is Me Unquote. Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    QUOTE
    WELL THIS IS ME
    UNQUOTE


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Something happened Saturday morning that has never happened to me before. In typical 'me' fashion, I woke up hearing a song just like it was coming from the radio, only it was coming from inside my head. I always wake up with crystal clear audibility of the music and lyrics of the song that I hear. I've learned over the years not to read into the song and just listen to what I am given. Nothing more, nothing less. What I hear is the message. Period! Otherwise I would be arguing with a DLG (Download from God) about what it means. What I hear is what it means. Period. There is no magical mystery tour with DLGs if we are in-tune. I just don't think God digs on tricking us and pulling our hair for kicks!

    The song I was listening to in my head was a rather slow tune with a male singing it with light guitar strumming for the lead in. I kept trying to place the song but I honestly didn't know it. I had never heard those chords or lyrics before. I kept hearing, "Quote you are my soul unquote. Now does that sound familar?" and then the lyrics would trail off into the guitar strumming so I couldn't hear anymore lyrics and then the guitar strumming would get loud again as if the next stanza were coming in and I would hear, "Quote well this is me unquote. Now does that sound familiar?" and then the lyrics would trail off again into guitar strumming and drowned out the lyrics again.

    As a gentle reminder, a DLG (Download from God), is our intuition. It is God speaking to us . . through us. I laid there with my eyes closed listening to this beautiful tune and the next thing that came through as a DLG without music was ". . . and God breathed into Adam and man became a living soul" matching itself up to what I just heard which was, "Quote you are my soul unquote. Now does that sound familar?" I laid there smiling and thinking, "God you are The Man, you are so incredibly cool." THAT my little chickadees is what you call, "Spiritual DNA". I can prove to you that I am a child of God just because I breathe. I don't have to do a dang thing to prove it because it is what it is. Before I can produce a birth certificate and prove my physical DNA to my parents, I can breathe and prove that I am God's Spiritual DNA (my Ultimate Parent). Rock On folks, that is so crazy cool! "Quote you are my soul unquote. Now does that sound familar?"

    The next part of this experience took a very physical world-ish turn whereas the first part of the experience was very spiritual world-ish. Once I had locked on to God reminding me of who I am - His child, His breath and in a way that I still can't quite wrap my brain around or put to words (for lack of a better way to say it ) part of His soul, the next set of lyrics kept coming back to repeat itself. "Quote well this is me unquote. Now does that sound familiar?" Suddenly I saw flashes of moments over the past few months where I have seen quotes by me on various quote pages around the web and my quotes showing up on the bottom of some e-mails back to me, which is very flattering, "Thank you." Some of these quotes had my name spelled wrong or they did not have my name at all and it just said, "Anonymous". ooooh - now the Anonymous part did bother me, which is probably why I had to hear the lyrics "Quote well this is me unquote. Now does that sound familiar?" I am a firm believer that if I say anything and I mean anything remotely wonderful, profound or Good, then it did NOT come from me . . it came from God, through me. So it looks like me but the Truth is, it was a DLG (Download from God).

    Next thing ya' know I was motivated to get up and create a new page on this website called, Quote Well This Is Me Unquote, which you can find under the Guidance button in the left green column. Before I even hit the bathroom I was plunked down in my chair creating the new page of Memorable Quotes, Abbreviations and Silly Lingo by me. So to satisfy "the get" from the lyrics "Quote well this is me unquote. Now does that sound familiar" I created the page because my DLG told me to. In other words, this is me and my quote. This is what I said. I know because I said it! As I have written many times before folks, when I hear a DLG and it goes "in", I don't sit around and argue with it. I get busy and act on it. There is no hem-hawing, arguing, questioning or planning when I'll do it . . I roll with it right then and there. And remember, if you "get" something cool and wonderful from these quotes, abbreviations or silly lingo, just remember it came through me.

    Now, do you want to hear something really wild that just blew me out of my chair? The lyrics and tune were just driving me insane because I kept hearing it and it was soooo real. So after I created the page I googled, "Quote well this is me unquote" and the lyrics to the song, "Quote" by Evans Blue came up. I have never heard of the band "Evans Blue". The rest of the song had absolutely no application for me but I did receive through my DLG exactly what I was supposed to hear. So then I went to Napster because I subscribe to their unlimited download service each month and looked up the song, "Quote" by Evans Blue. It was the EXACT same guitar strumming lead in that I had heard. Folks, let me assure you of something, if you tune into your DLGs (Downloads from God) they will get more clear and more precise, especially if you do not question them. So with regard to the new page on this site called, Quote Well This Is Me Unquote, prayerfully the anonymity or the exact quote will be solved because Quote Well This Is Me Unquote. Now does that quote sound familiar? By the way, I am playing this song on my myspace today so you can hear the two lines I heard and that beautiful guitar lead in.

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

    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, Who Do You Love? Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

    WHO DO YOU LOVE?
    Yeah, Who do you Loooovvvvvve?


    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    I've been really blessed that I have this internal alarm clock that goes off when the four hour mark hits. This internal alarm is typically a song that goes off in my head. It's like listening to the radio, only the radio isn't playing. On rare occasion I will set the phone alarm if I stay up too late and there isn't enough time to squeeze in that fourth hour. I can go to bed by 4:00 AM and be up happy and smiling by 8:00 AM. My mom said she used to walk into my room when I was baby and I would be wide-awake, standing in my crib, pumping my legs, smiling and giggling from ear to ear and she would say to herself, "WHY IS SHE DOING THIS TO ME!?!" Folks, when I wake up, I'm awake, right now! Not in 10 minutes . . right now! There is no stretching, no yawning, no rolling over and no hitting the snooze button. When I wake up, I'm wide-awake before I open my eyes. Yeah, I can be way too much for anyone who is a Mr. or Miss Cranky Pants in the morning. Even more, my North Node Virgo kicks in and I start making the bed before I'm even out of it. Oh yeah, I'm somethin' else. (winky wink)

    I've had to literally train myself to relax and lay in bed for a few moments and listen to the DLG (Download from God) that is coming through the song in my head. Just like I had to train myself to pay attention to my dreams. I wake up so fast that I can miss a cool message in a dream or in a song and completely forget what I heard. So when it comes to dreams I lay there and speak my dream outloud with my eyes still closed. I talk out the dream as if someone is laying there right next to me listening to it. When it comes to songs, then I sing with the song outloud. Believe me, it's not pretty folks. It's through the songs that I know what I am suppose to share with my visitors here on the site or what is 'my theme' for the day.

    The strangest thing happened this morning as I was laying there listening to my DLG 'theme song' for the day. It was like a radio dial was being turned from one station to the next but it was the same song playing on each station but a different artist was singing it. First I heard Bo Diddley, then the channel changed and I heard The Yardbirds. The channel changed again and I heard The Doors and then changed again and I heard Carlos Santana. This has never happened before and then the tuning settled into George Thorogood and the Destroyers. If you don't know George Thorogood, he sings "Bad to the Bone." I started chuckling with my eyes still closed because I realized it was me tuning-in to God or God tuning-in to me, one of the two. All the same, the message had to come through an artist that I could literally 'tune-in' to and understand. I liked all the other artists that had 'tuned-in' previous to George Thorogood 'tuning-in' to me but Good ol' George can sing that song with passion, fire and unusual certainty. It's a wildly intense strange Love song and George is very clear about what and who he Loves when he sings it.

    This brings me to you and who do you Love? How clear are you about who you Love? What will it take for you to stop settling for less than what you truly desire to Love? Folks, I would rather be alone than settle for less than what makes me feel happy and alive. I know that I have written about this a couple of times over the years but it bears reinforcing. You have to be clear. You cannot be ambivalent about Love or you will have an ambivalent relationship until you are clear. Write down a list of what you want Mr. or Miss Wonderful to be like when you meet him or her and ask yourself, "Can I deliver the same in return?" If you cannot give back to that person what you are asking they give you, then you are not ready for that person. If you are alone right now, then take the time to bump yourself up to the level that you desire to be when you meet that person. Make a list folks and be specific. Can you live up to your list? I remember a man said to me, "I wouldn't date a girl with a list and I won't have a list either!" I said, "Oh yeah, so you want to date . . . ?" He said, "Well No!" I said, "Okay then, you have a list, you just haven't written it down." When you write it down you are being blatantly bold and clear about what you want. WRITE IT DOWN! Who do you Love?

    When using your Natal Chart to see who is naturally perfect for you, a woman must read the description of her 7th house cusp, her Mars and Sun. The description of all three of those put together will describe her perfect mate. A man must read the description of his 7th house cusp, his Venus and his Moon. The description of all three of those will describe his perfect mate. You may notice that you have always been attracted to a certain "type" and now all you have to do is get clear. So, who do you Love?

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

    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, Nuttin' But Love Baby! Don't forget to your daily Spiritual Progression Path.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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