Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Control Your Circumstances or Your Circumstances will Control You!

The last two months have been extremely challenging. I didn't think I would get through some of them . I had to process some things and go deep into my emotions before I could think clearly. I fell back on my spirituality and all the things I have learned over the years to get me started back on the right track. In the coming month I will chronicle what I was going through...some of it anyway, to make up for t he lack of content for the months of  August and September. Until then, Maya Angelou's poem express's where I am at now.

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fashion Sketches

 I was inspired by some old Edwardian sketches I found while I was relearning all of the fashion eras. I sketched out ideas for these dresses. The first sketches were not really to my liking, so I reworked them. I like these much better!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Eye Candy Randomness!

I have been all kind of problems with all of my electronics for a while now, so I have not been able to troll the sites for male model hotness. So this months eye candy is random men without shirt hotness! Enjoy


 Diether Ocampo

 Taylor Kitsch

Kegan Sean Gordon

Word of the week: Attraction


Like attracts like.  The simplicity of my thoughts attracts into my world what I call forth. The optimistic thinker sees life with joy, hope and light, while the pessimist may perceive doom and gloom as life's reality.  The story we tell over and over becomes our reality the more we share it.  Today I use Unity principles to accept what I truly desire; by affirmations and denials, by understanding the power of the Christ within to accept my good, and to release what is not for my highest good, my life works.  I Am a powerful child of God.  With each new realization of Truth I "hold the thought" and affirm the perfect outcome until the divine manifestation comes into order.  I see it and know it in my mind and my heart, and I am grateful.

Jon Giswold, Unity of New York Prayer Chaplain Co-Director

Monday, July 21, 2014

World of the week: Divine Order

Divine Order
My inspired ideas grow to fruition in divine order. I joyously participate in the orderly unfoldment of good.
Each year as our planet travels around the sun, the changing seasons bring an orderly process of renewal and growth. A farmer doesn't plant seeds in the frozen winter ground, but rather, recognizes and works in harmony with the order of God's creation.
Likewise, there is an orderly process of creation in my life. In the silence, I open to inspiration and seeds of divine ideas are planted in me. I take inspired action, sowing my ideas and patiently awaiting their growth. In their season, my ideas spring into manifestation and I feel the joy of co-creation. Just as a farmer trusts in order when planting seeds, I hold to my faith and watch as my inspired ideas grow to fruition in divine order.
On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it, in order that it may produce boughs and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar.--Ezekiel 17:23

Monday, July 14, 2014

Congratulations to FIFA World Cup 2014Chamions Germany!

 Congratulations to to FIFA World Cup Champions team Germany who won in overtime 1-0 against Argentina yesterday! Good game! I was watching when team Germany won in 1990. They are tied with Italy with four world cup titles. Brazil leads with five after winning in 2002. Now for me, all of them can NOT win again for thirty of forty years to give other teams a chance at the title! LOL!

A special congratulations to 22 year old forward  Mario Goetze who scored the winning and only goal of the game! I hear he'll get a bonus for that! Good on ya Mario!

Next FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018!

Word of The Week: Prosperity

When my prosperity appears to be delayed, I remember giving and receiving are a part of the same energy.  Spirit illuminates my path showing me creative ways to give to start prosperity flowing..  I begin by imagining myself in the flow of all good.   I envision a huge circular spiral of giving and receiving: love, gifts, time, money, connections and everything good.  My vibration increases as I imagine overflowing abundance and it feels good.  It is good! I feel prosperous.  I am prosperous.   Filled with joy and gratitude, I say Thank You God! And so it is!

Affirm: I AM eternally connected to my Divine Source. The spiritual ethers are filled with plenty. I am prosperous!

Maryann Sekely - Unity Prayer Chaplain