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,
Naturally, those of you who follow this blog know I practice hypnosis and have a spiritual rather than a religious ministry.
In both of these areas, it is thought by many, if you have a child, up until the age of seven, the child is unable to filter information and therefore has in its memory anything and everything it has ever heard or learned.
Among all that is learned, most of us have some special memory that automatically invokes love, nostalgia, happiness, security, and our philosophy in life.
Someone reminded me today that the root word in psychology is psyche which originally referred to the soul.
That inspired me to look at the word Thanksgiving and contemplate what each and every letter represents for me.
T is for Thoughts -the amazing collective consciousness that created that thankful energy for survival and abundance to go forward.
October always brings for me the anticipation of imagining all the fun that can be had before Halloween. To my surprise, the almanac says Oct. l6th brings the Hunter’s Moon. It still feels like Harvest Moon to me. However, amidst our Halloween expectations, fun, parties costume creating, this year, an election year, the hunters I think are among us. Even so I wish everyone a wonderful Halloween season.
While I am not an astrology fan, just for fun, I looked up the Astrological sign covering the Halloween season which is Libra, representing balance and harmony.
This year with all that is going on all over our planet as well as our elections and the storms that have come to “haunt” us, it’s a good idea to focus on balance. These natural disasters have pulled people apart, tossed them out of their homes, businesses, etc. Many chose to leave the planet also in this chaotic environment.
I woke up this morning, with the idea to share for this month, “Are you listening to me?” The me I am talking about is the me within us. That me is the true identity of who we are. It is our essence, that which we are permanently, that part of us that is always is, no matter what shape or whether or not we are invisible.
Some of my friends are really good at being extremely insightful and discerning about events and situations. One friend in particular says, “Gloria they’re telling me…” I shrug my shoulders and say, “Well they’re not talking to me right now.” She laughs and says, “They are talking to you, but you’re not listening.” At that point I laugh too, but my ‘ego’ self becomes annoyed and says, “Wait a minute, what do you mean you’re not listening?! You’re minister, a professional yada, yada, yada.”
The reality is in the times in which we are now on this planet (who knows how many others are somewhere with beings we know nothing about yet), with all our incredible technology, everything is so much more in every way, shape and form with knowledge and information. If you think about it and our atmosphere it is really, really very noisy!
Do you prefer to go to conventions or hang with your favorite congregations?
I’ve been thinking about group psychology. It doesn’t really matter what you call it: convention, congregation, or even rally. Wherever you choose, no matter how diverse it may appear, there is one unified purpose that all of you have that unites you in a single consciousness.
Whether it be religious leaders, politicians, or motivational speakers, etc., every one of them understands that no matter how diverse the attendees may appear, there is one unified, underlying intention of the group consciousness. It draws them together as a magnet draws its own to it.
That means that each and every one of you who enjoy reading this blog, or any other blog, who engage in Facebook twitter, etc. have one intent that draws you.
When I’m Celebrating Independence, I find myself humming the Star Spangled Banner. Especially I find myself contemplating “the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Right now, all of us are immersed in the energy, the strong energy merging and conflicting all around us. This is given to us through the gift of celebrating independence, as set in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
Along with this gift comes the burden of responsibility of how to choose. This year in our birth month we are once again immersed as said literally bombarded by all kinds of words usually contradicting and competing with each other.
June has definitely busted out all over, but not exactly as written by Oscar Hammerstein II who was by all accounts an incredible optimist and man of faith!
Rather June has busted out in horrible weather patterns world-wide and many here in the U.S. June has busted out in extreme violence by maladjusted individuals drawn into chaotic situations and now also June has busted out in Europe created by the will of a small majority of British citizens.
For those of us who either unwittingly hear all this news or because we are somewhat if not real activists we become caught up in these crises world-wide which leaves us utterly unstable, unsure, insecure and highly stressed out if not totally neurotic in our own beings.
Therefore, I would like to share with you what the Hypnosis Enthusiasts group learned this past week just as Britain’s news was unfolding: It was wonderful.
All of us who did the exercises along with Peter O’Dell became incredibly calm, lighthearted, peaceful, and grounded.
Peter O’Del,l whose business is Success Easy has been a master hypnotist and NLP practitioner for a very long time. He’s an excellent teacher and very patient. (561-302- 7731, email@example.com)
This is not an advertisement but I must share this wonderful technique that I believe will help all of us through these unpredictable times.
Here is the Spiritual Telepathy exercise as shared by Peter O’Dell concisely put. Its’ based on Spiritual Telepathy by Coleen Mauro.
Heart Exercises: allow yourself into a field of self-hypnosis. Access the field of unconditional love.
Experience it. Bring others into it, too. Bring those you love, those you are angry with, those you fear, those that are different from you.
The Three Bodies
Physical Body-Take care of it. Nothing in excess, get enough sleep, exercise.
Emotional Body-Harmlessness, Forgiveness, Compassion
Mental Body-Controlling the lower mind. Focus Meditation. Start with something easy, expand to more difficult items.
Connect to Your Soul-
Focus on a sport 6 inches above the top of your head. Move your consciousness to that spot. Visualize aline of light extending upward to your soul center. Hold this alignment for a few moments. Meditate on seed thoughts for a few minutes from this position. (“Let my soul direct my actions in daily life.” “I stand in the light and the light radiates through me.,” “The law of love is manifested through me, etc.”)
To end the meditations, visualize pure white light pouring down from your soul.
A Daily Meditation
Do self-hypnosis (called by many meditation). Access the field of Unconditional Love. Bring your loved ones in with you and particularly bring in those with whom you have difficulties. Bathe them in Unconditional Love.
For all of us, bring in the Earth and bathe it in Unconditional Love.
We had such a wonderful experience with this exercise which takes less than five minutes, I asked for permission from Peter to share it with all of you. Thank you Peter for allowing me to share this wonderful experience and technique.
For all of us in this time of planetary and social upheaval, may you all be blessed with this special parenthesis in time to practice Unconditional Love.