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Daily Awakenings October 2016 with Dr. Standley

Daily Awakenings with Dr. Standley

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

The last Daily Awakening was, I'm a Million Different People written on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

This morning my Musical DLG™ (Musical Download from God™) was 'Learning To Fly' by Pink Floyd. As you may know by now, every morning without fail I wake up hearing a song play outside of my head, as if the radio is playing, but yet it is not. Every so often this song eases its way back into depths of my soul and reminds me of who I am, what I can do and what I haven't yet done because I am still here. This is one of those songs where I could easily float out into the ethers under the guidance of spiritual ecstasy and miss the entire message.

David Gilmour, the singer, who is a licensed pilot, described this song as a metaphor for radical change in one's Life. At that time he was taking over as the frontman for Pink Floyd after Roger Waters left the band. I know the exhilariation of radical change because I have done it so many times in my Life. I also know the feeling of flying because in my mid-20's I took flying lessons for a while. I have also bungy-jumped, hang-glided, parasailed and skydived. When it comes to flying through the air with the greatest of ease, I'm pretty much all in. I don't seem to have any trouble rolling the dice on myself. I suppose in a way, we can all relate to being an earthbound misfit, although I have been known to fight it, with flight. As the song says, "Condition grounded but determined to try."

What I Love so much about this song is the line, "The soul intention it's learning to fly." It reminds me of the mother bird kicking the baby bird out of the nest. FLY OR ELSE! As parents it is our job to teach our children how to survive, without us. It is our job to teach our children how to fly on their own, not coddle them brainless and helpless. It reminds me to fly fearless in my Life and not to be afraid to step off the cliff and take a chance on myself. I am also reminded of the natal chart, which tells of the soul's motivation, the soul's intention and the soul's destiny as described by the lunar phase, the first house and the North Node. As I always say, When it's the Truth, it shows up everywhere! There is no need to overstate the obvious here. My sole intention is my soul's intention, and at 55 years old, I'm still learning to fly.

Enjoy!~ The lyrics are below the video.

LEARNING TO FLY

by Pink Flyd

Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reel
A fatal attraction is holding me fast
How, can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone

The soul intention it's learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

Friction lock - set
Mixtures - rich
Propellers - fully forward
Flaps - set - 10 degrees
Engine gauges and suction - check

Mixture set to maximum percent - recheck
Flight instruments...
Altimeters - check both
(garbled word) - on
Navigation lights - on
Strobes - on
(to tower): confirm 3-8-echo ready for departure
(tower): hello again, this is now 129.4
(to tower): 129.4. its to go
(tower): you may commence your takeoff, winds over 10 knots
(to tower): 3-8-echo
Easy on the brakes. take it easy. its gonna roll this time
Just hand the power gradually, and it...

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

There's no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

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I'M A MILLION DIFFERENT PEOPLE

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

The last Daily Awakening was, Sit Down, Sit Down, Sit Down written on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

This morning my Musical DLG™ (Musical Download from God™) was 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' by The Verve. As you may know by now, every morning without fail I wake up hearing a song play outside of my head, as if the radio is playing, but yet it is not. I absolutely LOVE this song because it causes my Life to flash before my eyes where I am forced to look at who I was, who I am now and who I want to become. In the flash I am confronted with what I can change, what I cannot change and what I refuse to change. I know this video well because all of the people in this video, I am all of them. It would be easy to watch this video and think to myself, "What an ass!" without recognizing myself in each individual.

The video (and song) below begins with this young man clearly aware that he is beginning his path, his intended walk of Life. He even takes a full 19 seconds to contemplate his walk before he even begins. With a determined look on his face he looks down at the start of his path, then looks up ahead. Does he know where he is going or is he visualizing his intended target. Just before he begins his walk he even looks above for a brief second as if he is acknowledging a Higher Power or Source saying, "Here I go" as if he is about to step off a ledge.

The young man is walking down the street being who he is, refusing to budge for anyone or anything in his path. In some 'seconds' of his walk this approach works for him, while in other 'seconds' of his walk it does not, or does it? He 'seems to be' oblivious to the world around him, but remember he took that deep breath, stared down his path and acknowledged a Higher Power before he began, so I think he knows exactly what he is doing. He is so determined that he doesn't even look back at what he leaves in his wake. At about the one minute mark he even knocks down a woman and he doesn't even blink or look back. Nor did it move the man in the trench coat all that much either to reach out to help her. He saw it and did nothing, although another man saw it and did offer help. Notice how he even refuses to move for a woman pushing a baby stroller. As one car sits in his path, he walks right over it unaffected by the car and the driver. Then another car pulls in front of him and he is rendered motionless. He sees the reflection of himself in the car window and is reminded of who his is. He looks deeply at himself and still refuses to budge. He sings over and over again, "You know I can't change, I can't change, I can't change, I can't change, But I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold, And I'm a million different people, From one day to the next, I can't change my mold, No, no, no, no, no."

As you watch this video a few times, put yourself in the shoes of not just the young man, but each person along the path of a million different people and the song will speak to you for itself. I wondered, if this young man (or myself) were truly a million different people, he (I) could have reacted a million different 'better' ways to the people along his (my) path, but he (I) did not. He (I) could have changed his (my) actions and reactions and would have still been on the same path. He (I) would have still been on that same stretch of sidewalk. He (I) just refused to do it. He (I) don't have to knock down women and children in order to get to his (my) intended target. At the same time, he (I) was watching where he (I) was going the whole time, while many on his (my) path weren't. Some of the people he (I) bumped into did not move off their path either. He (I) was focused the whole time.

The lyrics are below the video. Enjoy contemplating your own story and your own path.

BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY

by The Verve

'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life

Try to make ends meet

You're a slave to money then you die

I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

You know the one that takes you to the places

Where all the veins meet yeah,

No change, I can't change

I can't change, I can't change

But I'm here in my mold

I am here in my mold

But I'm a million different people

From one day to the next

I can't change my mold

No, no, no, no, no

Well I never pray

But tonight I'm on my knees yeah

I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah

I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now

But the airways are clean and there's nobody singing to me now

No change, I can't change

I can't change, I can't change

But I'm here in my mold

I am here in my mold

And I'm a million different people

From one day to the next

I can't change my mold

No, no, no, no, no

I can't change

I can't change

'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life

Try to make ends meet

Try to find some money then you die

I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

You know the one that takes you to the places

Where all the things meet yeah

You know I can't change, I can't change

I can't change, I can't change

But I'm here in my mold

I am here in my mold

And I'm a million different people

From one day to the next

I can't change my mold

No, no, no, no, no

I can't change my mold

No, no, no, no, no,

I can't change

Can't change my body,

No, no, no

I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

Been down

Ever been down

Ever been down

Ever been down

Ever been down

Have you ever been down?

Have you've ever been down?

Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger / Richard Ashcroft

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SIT DOWN, SIT DOWN, SIT DOWN

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

The last Daily Awakening was, Relentless Pursuit of Happy written on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

This morning my Musical DLG™ (Musical Download from God™) was 'Home By The Sea' by Genesis. As you may know by now, every morning without fail I wake up hearing a song play outside of my head, as if the radio is playing, but yet it is not. This song is so mysterious, but yet, it isn't mysterious at all. I think once you understand what this song is about and listen very closely it may bring you to tears at the end. This song is often mistaken for singing about ghosts, goblins, spirits or a haunted house, but it is none of those things. This song is actually about these kids who sneak into this big house and it ends up being a retirement community. At the end of this song you will hear the residents asking the children to sit down and let them relive their lives in what they tell them.

The scariness of their experience and the excitement of the residents reminded me of the time I stopped by my daughter's work. My daughter has been in elder care since she was 15 years old and she is now 35 years old. She has never had any other kind of job. I don't really like using the word 'geriatrics'. As a Native, I prefer to use the word 'elder'. Anyway, my daughter is a nurse manager, the ADON (Assistant Director of Nursing) at her facility. So one day I needed to go by her work and drop something off to her. When I pulled up to the facility I called her to let her know I was out front and she said to come on in and come back to her office. I told her that I didn't want to because the people kinda freak me out and scare me. They want to talk to me and I don't know what they are saying or they reach out to touch me. She said sternly said, "MOM, it's okay. Think of them as babies. Only they are 85 or 90 year old babies." When I walked through the hallways and to my daughter's office, there were several of the residents who reached out to touch me as I walked by. I reminded myself of who they were and by the time I had reached my daughter's office, I knew who they were. They were God's children. My daughter and I sat in her office and she helped me understand the beauty of it all. We talked about how we start out in diapers and end up in diapers. We start out with no teeth and we end up with no teeth. We start out pink and wrinkled, and end up pink and wrinkled. We start out babbling and end up babbling. We start out in walkers and end up in walkers. We start out with pureed food and end up with pureed food. We start out with no hair and end up with no hair.

My daughter reminded me of what a beautiful cycle of Life it really is and how we come full circle. Then I reminded her that she is a Leo, the ruler of God's playground and His children, and she was in her element working with and caring for God's children.

HOME BY THE SEA

by Genesis

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RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF HAPPY

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

The last Daily Awakening was, On The Edge of Next written on Monday, October 3, 2016.

This morning my Musical DLG™ (Musical Download from God™) was 'Little Willy' by The Sweet. As you may know by now, every morning without fail I wake up hearing a song play outside of my head, as if the radio is playing, but yet it's not. This song has actually been playing in my head since last week throughout the entire day. It didn't wake me up as my morning wake-up call until this morning solidifying the fact that I have been in the 'relentless pursuit of happy'. Ultimately whatever I do on this website has to make me happy doing it. Whatever I do on this site has to be something I believe in and it has to satisfy what I believe is part of my mission. This resulted in making visual changes on the website and doing anything and everything I could to make your navigation experience more user friendly. This song became my motivating anthem. When you listen to the song its pretty clear that Willy is relentless and just doesn't know when to quit. You also get the feeling that Willy is very happy doing his thing in his own style. Willy isn't trying to be like anyone else. He's just being Silly Willy.

Usually when I go through something that is frustrating or irritating, I keep it to myself and maintain a forward direction even if I'm drowning in my own tears. I might share my frustrations with a couple of people but that's it. Other than that, I'm pretty much a silent-sufferer (South Node Pisces). A South Node Pisces does not get the luxury of a pity-party lasting more than 15 minutes and cannot play the victim role. I've been there done that in previous lifetimes as my South Node in Pisces indicates. In this lifetime, I have to take physical action (North Node Virgo) and wrestle it down with my physical prowess. Once I go down the rabbit hole, there is no turning back and I have to see where it leads me.

My relentless pursuit of happy and unwillingness to stop led me to where I am today, which is an overall new look of many pages, a new way of writing horoscopes, a more user friendly mobile site, an update of coding and wonderful new graphics to help lead you around the site faster. All in one week! I stayed up way past one every single night (like Willy) and then got up early and did it all over again the next day. Obviously Willy has as much energy as myself. Hmmmmm, I wonder if he is a Gemini. And the best part about this whole thing is I lived it outloud in front of you on Facebook and voicing my frustrations on this website, asking for input and receiving your honest feedback of what works for you and what doesn't. Something inside of me said, "Live it outloud Loretta" and state what is aggravating or frustrating me and it will all be okay. And it was. Getting your feedback led me to all of these wonderful changes that will not only make my Life easier, I am able to write more fresh and original content at a record pace. And THAT makes me very happy. We should all be at the height of happy in our work, especially if it is our mission (as this is mine). Once I make a decision to begin a new project, I really don't even have a visual of the end result, but I trust the creative process to lead me where I need to be. So from me and Willy to you and yours, we thank you. Ya' know we Gemini's work in pairs. Thanks Willy!

LITTLE WILLY

by The Sweet

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[Posted Monday, October 3, 2016]

ON THE EDGE OF NEXT

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

The last Daily Awakening was, What's Up With That? written on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

This morning my Musical DLG™ (Musical Download from God™) was 'Put On A Happy Face' by Tony Bennett. As you may know by now, every morning without fail I wake up hearing a song play outside of my head, as if the radio is playing, but yet it's not. The volume was turned up higher than any of my other Musical DLG™ that come on any given day, so there was no getting around it by busying myself to drown it out. It's not like I can dial it down because it's playing outside of my head in the same room but not coming from a radio, TV or phone. No matter what I did there it was. I turned on the TV, but the song played over the volume of the TV. The navigation in my car will do the same thing. If the radio is playing and its time to make a turn, the volume will automatically go down and the navigation will talk over it. That's exactly what this song was doing to the TV. Do I sound crazy yet? I tend to walk the property a lot when I think so I took off my shoes and walked around noticing the gray skies above. Interesting!

Usually I can write down the song that wakes me up so I can deal with it later, but today's Musical DLG™ was not going to let that happen. This song made me feel like I needed to do something, but I didn't know what. I felt like I needed to prepare, but for what? I felt like I needed to start nesting, which is what animals and women do before they give birth, but for what? I had this over-whelming feeling that I'm right there, right there 'on the edge of next' and I needed to "slap on a happy grin" and get ready for it. Well I'm a very happy person in the morning anyway, so if you are not a morning person, then I would be the last person you would want to see. After kicking around 'the strange' I called my sister 'Cis' for feedback and sang this song to her. After giggling past the song, just as sister's are supposed to do, she walked me through my silly circle, which I appeared to be mimicking as I walked around the yard, and she brought me out the other side. It was pretty dang cool because you know me, it all has to make astrologic sense to me. Thanks Cis! "Do-do-do-do-do-doo-doooo, put on a happy face." It all makes sense now as I sit on the edge of next. Enjoy the tune!~

PUT ON A HAPPY FACE

by Tony Bennett

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[Posted Saturday, October 1, 2016]

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

The last Daily Awakening was, That's What The Man Said written on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

This morning my Musical DLG™ (Musical Download from God™) was 'What's Up' by 4 Non Blondes. As you may know by now, every morning without fail I wake up hearing a song play outside of my head, as if the radio is playing, but yet it is not. Upon hearing this song it left me with more questions marks than it answered. I've been sitting in one creative dilemma after another this entire week and so I wondered if I made myself hear this particular song or was it a true Musical DLG™ that God was delivering to me on purpose.

I am a very ambitious and goal-oriented individual with a purpose that I feel was implanted in my heart by God Himself. I honestly believe that I am on a mission from God. These are not just words that I mouth, I actually believe it. Strange, if this is my mission, then why wouldn't it just be easy? Well, that's the funny thing, I believe it is supposed to be easy and I'm the one who makes it difficult. Even as I type this, I can see the ease coming forth simply because I'm speaking it outloud. Okay, well, I'm typing it outloud. And to think that my daily motto has always been, "Easily and effortlessly, now!" but I have been making it hard on myself. What's up with that? Well, then it's no wonder my Musical DLG™ came in the form of, 'What's Up' by 4 Non Blondes. I'd like to think that I am that clever, but the awareness was so juicy it couldn't have possibly come from me. It's too wonderful to be my own, so it had to come from God.

WHAT'S UP

by 4 Non Blondes

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