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20140412-200356.jpgI need to backtrack to a few posts, because they need some attention.  So here we go…

20140111-205612.jpgLiebster Award: Tina Pumfrey was wonderfuly kind to nominate me for the Liebster Award, but I have not completed the acceptance.  I need to answer her questions, compile a list of nominees, and also create 10 questions to ask. I hope to complete this before end of month.

Related Post: Day 92/365: Award, Play, and Learn

20140129-235632.jpgThe 21 Day Consciousness Cleanse: I wanted to do Debbie Ford’s Consciousness Cleanse to release barriers, release resistance, and to release fears (especially pertaining to love).  I was very excited to start this cleanse, but it took me a long while to go through and understand what it required me to do.  Still I had a hard time with the exercises, and I wasn’t getting the most out of it as I had hoped.

A part of the problem was that I became distracted with some others books I had acquired that I wanted to try and seemed more compatible with.  I still want to try this, but probably after I get through the other books and meditations (including Kimberly Saeed’s Amazing Meditation on Acceptance and Self-Love and the upcoming Oprah and Deepak’s Finding Your Flow meditation journey).

Related Post: Day 108/365: Breaking Fears and Barriers


Bucket List: Trust The Flow # 1: As mentioned in my blog post, this was a very hard item for me to do.  I didn’t mention what I was doing, but I will let you know what I was trying to do–which was to just surrender and let go completely for 30 – 60 days.  I was going to mindfully do this and not control the outcome of any situation.  I was going to trust in the natural unfolding of events in my life and let God.

It started well.  I had some minor and profound experiences during the first couple of weeks. However, soon after that, we had a series of family emergencies (and some miracles from them too).  Uncle M, by the way, is doing well, and healing, albeit slow.  After his immediate family was told to make a decision regarding his life, he pulled through.  The family is hopeful that he will recover as much as possible, from his diagnosis. Eventually, I also succumbed to stress and a crazy schedule–which brought on a minor set back of my own.

I started to have a hard time with this journey, and I started to resist.  I couldn’t stay mindful every moment.  So I need a do over.  I’m glad, that for some things in our lives, we can do that.

What I did notice was that I have been trying to surrender and let go, especially when I was having a hard time, during the last few months.  It wasn’t every moment, but I think surrendering and letting go has become easier.  Expecting miracles has become easier.  Resistance has become less and less, and I was beginning to trust more and more.

I am starting again this coming Monday.  I am going to surrender and let go for 45 days.  This will be a great time to start for me and 45 days will be a great length of time too, as my first bucket list trip is coming up soon. How incredible to surrender and let go to absolutely new places, discoveries, experiences, and adventures…

Related Post: Bucket List: Trust The Flow #1


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20140111-205612.jpgFirstly, I am deeply grateful to Tina Pumfrey for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am very honored and very thankful for this award.  Wow!!  My “feel good” day yesterday became a “feel great” day!

I need some time to fully accept the award, so please bear with me. I hope to post the acceptance soon.

Tina is a singer, songwriter, musician, and teacher.  Musicians and Artists really have it hard, especially when they have full-time jobs.  They have to not only juggle their schedules, but also their finances just to do what they love.  I completely understand!  Please check out Tina Pumfrey’s Blog.

Today has been awesome thus far, even my drive up to San Francisco this morning to pick up my race packet with my good friend, Geri.  It’s been a long while since I’ve driven around San Francisco, but thankfully my friend knows the backstreets so I was able to navigate around crazy traffic, one way streets, and extremely steep hills (I have a manual transmission).

While waiting for her car to be fixed in another city and to pass time before heading to a party, we decided to go to Japan Town.  Japan Town in San Francisco is extremely fun to go to with all sorts of restaurants and stores.  Even at the $1.50 stores like Daiso and Ichiban Kan, you can find all sorts of life hack type products that will surprise you.  Let’s just say, we lost track of time!  HaHa!

We made it to the party after we picked up Geri‘s car.  I am lucky, through my friends, to meet people that are very interesting and kind, so my fish bowl is constantly growing. I met someone that may be able to help me with a product I am working on, and she has a nespresso machine that totally piqued my curiosity. I like cool gadgets and figuring out how they tick. She and her husband also had over a hundred different kinds of games (board games, card games, etc), and I learned how to play qwirkle. It’s a tile game that’s like an intuitive domino slash something else, I can’t describe.

I like playing new games, and learning new things, and I am grateful that I had an opportunity to play and learn a lot today.

Tina Pumfrey’s Blog
Tina’s Liebster Award Nomination Post

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