Auld Lang Syne?
Auld Lang Syne is sort of synonymous with New Year’s Eve as the new year enters at the stroke of midnight.
The melody we hear every year was not the original but was popularized by Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians way back in I’m not sure what year.
Out of curiosity I researched it and found it was probably a sad love song way back when it evolved into a ritual in celebrations where folks and family join in celebrating unity and joy and releasing anything of the past that no longer serve us.
No matter whether you come from a metaphysical point of view, a religious or secular or scientific point of view, somewhere you have learned that we appear to always have a choice. That may be yes or may be no;. I am doing my best to avoid a conflict of points of view.
What has come into my memory is Glen Miller’s theme song (I think) String of Pearls.
While I had originally started to write something else, I woke up extremely joyful this morning and changed my mind. I would love to think it’s because I have been doing my best to meditate more regularly daily first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
At any rate, for the purpose of Auld Lang Syne, I am concentrating on bringing up constructive or memorable memories and quotes, some in my life and some from outsiders.
I would love to think all of you have some great ones also that when you think about them, they aid in your focus, energy, enthusiasm, joy and trust in life and the greater power of the Universe we all have yet to understand. It may be we never totally do on this plane of existence.
Memories, My String of Pearls
When I didn’t like visiting some of the aunts: Mom would explain their behavior, tell me their sad story, and ask me to stand back and not feel bad about how they behaved.
Mom and Dad: When I asked as all little kids do the impossible questions about God, they would say God is in Your Heart. (I always wondered if they were aware of how true that can really be.)
Mom: Call me anything but don’t call me late for dinner.
Mom and Dad: If you can’t say anything good about a person, say nothing at all.
Dad: Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see. (In response to gossip).
Dad: When older kids tried to scare us about how mean the teacher in the next grade up was going to be: Respect that teacher. Be open. Remember that teacher has lived longer than you have and no matter whether you think they know enough of not, they lived longer than you. They have life experience to teach you.
Mom and Dad: Respect and be nice to everyone. Care for the needy. You never know when God is coming in disguise.
Mom and Dad: Never judge a book by its cover. (generic but hey used it a lot).
Grandfather: After I told him I decided not to study medicine and he was going to leave me his lab equipment.) Remember, sweetheart, no matter what anyone tells you, not your mother, your father, your aunt, no matter what anyone else tells you, do what you know in your heart is right for you. He was right. Almost everyone tells me, ‘Gloria is Gloria’ and I’m comfortable in who I AM.
Comparative Anatomy Teacher: You’re such fun to tease, I can’t resist. (I was so serious all the time and I was sensitive to the tease.) That statement changed my life! I instantly learned to let go, laugh at myself and join in the fun with my classmates.
Anatomy: Sign over the small fish tank with a live snake in it: “If all else fails, try following directions.
Genetics Teacher: Throughout the planet, the strongest people: mentally and physically exist when the races and cultures merge. That is because the weak, defective recessive genes have smallest possibility of manifesting.
Dad: After my first few jobs out of college ended in failure and I was enjoying my misery) Toots, I’m so glad that happened. Congratulations! (I was in shock.) This is terrific! The more you get kicked down now, the faster you’ll learn, and the stronger and better you’ll be! He was right and it saw me through everything catastrophic.
Mom: Sent me a book in my 20’s, Prison to Praise by Merlin Carothers. He used his own example and spent his ministry teaching folks no matter what happens, remember St. Paul and declare, “I Praise God all things work together to good for those that Love the Lord.” It works. In hypnosis we call this an ISE (Initial Sensitizing Experience.) First time I did it: My vacuum had died! Christmas tree needles all over the carpet. I started to say it and found myself get really silly. Finally I turned the vacuum back on and it worked! Every time I lose the keys, groceries, and or whatever, it always works.
My Daughter (age l3): When asked if she could have any wish she wanted, what would she wish for: Answer: “If I could have any wish I wanted, I would wish for as many wishes as I wanted.”
From Metaphysical and Unity teachings:
I AM one with GOD. I am in God and God is in me.
I create my own reality.
Quantum Physics: Einstein et al. Everything is energy.
Philip Holder, PH.d hypnosis, martial arts philosophy and skills: We are who we practice to be.
Rev. Justin Terry: Meditate, relax and get quiet. Don’t force it. Let the solutions come.
Me: After a marvelous metaphysical experience in Costco some years ago, I woke up the next day remembering and understanding: I remembered when I was three years old didn’t really have an awareness of God of Supreme Being but I always felt safe. I was very safe and free and I knew I could do anything I wanted to do!! I had to learn to fear!
When I picked up the DVD’s from my favorite childhood hero, in Costco, it triggered my memory and my oneness with Spirit, and I knew I could do anything I wanted to do all over again.
Rabbi Nason Goldstein and Rev. Justin Terry: “Make it a great week. Make it a great day.”
From me: Today, let’s all practice creating a great life!
Happy New Year,