Author: lana1967

So it's 2015….

Spirituality
What's changed in your world? It kind of feels like the day after your birthday when everybody is telling you your life is supposed to be different, but no matter how you look around at it, it all looks exactly the same as it did as it did the day before or the day before that. Or maybe you look at today and compare it to the pictures of how 2015 was SUPPOSED to look in the second movie of Back to the Future trilogy. We don't have hoverboards or self-lacing shoes, so things must be pretty much the same as they always were. Well, I was trying to go through that Word of the Year process that I shared with you all last week, and I found myself stuck. I couldn't choose any of the words that came to my mind because they were all pretty much as revolutionary in my life as self-lacing shoes wou...

Word of the Year for 2015

Spirituality
I'm sure some of you have seen the different ways to find your Word of the Year. People believe it is a more positive use of energy than listing resolutions that will most likely be broken by the middle of the second week of the year. I like Susannah Conway's process, so this is what I will go through to find my word for 2015. She asks you to visualize your perfect day in 2015...what you were doing....how you felt....what you were looking forward to. Then she asks you to think about the following questions: -- What is definitely happening in 2015? -- What are you hoping will happen in 2015? -- What dreams would you like to nurture in the new year? -- What area(s) of your life is/are asking to be supported in 2015? -- What qualities do you want to develop in yourself? -- What does y...

Meditating On the Longest Night of the Year

Spirituality
I thought I knew what I wanted to write about for this blog post, but I think I'll save that for another day. I woke up this morning feeling tired and drained and just plain icky. So I rolled over and went back to sleep. The next time I woke up I had a sore throat and a really dry mouth. I thought, oh, great, I'm getting sick. I got up, got something to drink, stayed up for a while, then again went back to bed. The next time I woke up the sore throat was pretty much gone, but as they say, my "get up and go" had gotten up and left. Just before I sat down to write this post, I realized, oh, yeah. Tomorrow's the Solstice. Tonight's the longest night of the year. Lovely. So now that I've slept most of the day, will I be up all night on the longest night of the year? But lest you despair that