Soul Music Wednesday

Hey Lovelies,

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! As some of you may know, it is Soul Music Wednesday! I truly believe soul music provides a spiritual experience for both the listener and vocalist alike. On Wednesdays, I like to share a featured love song and give my feedback on the record. Some of the songs will be old classics and others will be new favorites.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the featured song of today is “I Will Always Love You” by the incomparable, Whitney Houston. The song was written by Dolly Parton and produced by Bob Ferguson and is noted as “one of the best-selling singles of all time by a woman in music history”. “I Will Always Love You” was released in June of 1974 and known as one of the greatest love songs ever recorded. Here is a link to the song below…

Personally, I am a huge Whitney Houston fan. Her legendary vocals are unmatched and she is truly missed. I believe “I Will Always Love You” is one of the greatest love songs ever recorded and performed.

With Love,
Miss T

Preparing For Your First Tybro Seminar

Hey Lovelies,

BLOG REPOST

This weekend is the final Tybro seminar. This will be the first event or seminar for many of the people in attendance, so I thought it would be helpful to provide some useful tips to help get through the day with ease. When browsing the internet, I found an article on ufranchise.com that provided 7 Good Tips to Prepare to Attend Your First Seminar and I thought I would pass them along.

  1. Prepare to take notes. This point cannot be stressed enough for a Tybro seminar. A whole lot of information will be thrown at you at one time, and sometimes it is best to write down as much as you can in the moment, and try to digest and dissect your notes later that evening.
  2. Silence your devices before walking in the door. You do not want to be the one to have your phone go of during the middle of a seminar. It is distracting and a little inconsiderate to the speaker to interrupt their thought process with your favorite ringtone. Also, at Tybro seminars, you will not have the ability to record the lecture, so honestly you will not have and much time to interact with your phone for the most part.
  3. Eat a well-balanced meal. As I said before, a lot of information will be thrown at you for several hours. It is best to have a full stomach and an open mind. For those attending the Tybro seminar, a breakfast buffet will be provided in the morning.
  4. Go to the bathroom. At a seminar, all information is vital and you will not want to miss anything because you have to run to the bathroom. I suggest you go before the event begins. At Tybro seminars, a couple of bathroom breaks will be provided, so try to go in those assigned times to guarantee you don’t miss any information.
  5. Sit strategically. Based on however you learn, whether in the front of the classroom or the back, try to ensure you are in the best possible seat in accordance with your learning preference.
  6. Arrive early. At Tybro seminars, people will often show up early that morning or even the night before to reserve themselves a seat. So, if you want to ensure yourself a seat in the front, I advise you get there as early as possible.
  7. Dress to Impress. While it is not a requirement to dress to impress, I believe it does provide a great mindset, as many say if you look good, you feel good. At Tybro seminar especially, many individuals dress to impress. Also, many individuals are reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones in person for the first time as well, so many pictures are taken.

I hope this list has proved to be a little helpful for those attending not just this weekend’s event, but other seminars as well. For those attending Tybro’s seminar on Saturday, I look forward to seeing you all soon.

With Love,
Miss T

The Symptoms of Higher Consciousness: 18 Unmistakable Signs of Spiritual Awakening

By: Steve Taylor

  1. Intensified Perception
  2. Increased Presentness/Timelessness
  3. Awareness of “Presence” or an All-Pervading Spiritual Energy .
  4. Aliveness, Harmony, Connectedness
  5. Inner Quietness
  6. Transendence of Separation/Sense of Connection
  7. Empathy and Compassion
  8. Well-Being
  9. Absence of (or Decreased) Fear of Death
  10. Lack of Group Identity
  11. Wide Perspective: A Universal Outlook
  12. Heightened Sense of Morality
  13. Appreciation and Curiosity
  14. Altruism and Engagement
  15. Enjoyment of Inactivity: The Ability to “Be”
  16. Beyond Accumulation and Attachment/Nonmaterialism
  17. Autonomy: Living More Authentically
  18. Enhanced, More Authentic Relationships

Click The Link To Read The Full Article With Explanations…..https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/spiritual-awakening-signs-and-symptoms/

Dreams

By: John Raines
There’s a place where I go that no one else knows,
Where mysteries abound and excitement grows.
A place out of reach of any man’s hands,
Safely secluded in a far away land
Beyond the grasp of those who may plunder
The wealth of its power and its life changing wonder.
I go alone to my secret place, never leaving a trace
For someone to follow and discover my space
Where I keep my secrets, my fears, and my regrets
Away from the world and all of its threats.
It’s mine and mine alone!
The only place I can call my own.
I treasure the moments spent in this realm
Where anything is possible and I’m at the helm.
This place I describe is all that it seems …
It’s a magical place I call my dreams.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/dreams-16

Soul Music Wednesday

Hey Lovelies,

Happy Humpday Everyone! As some of you may know, it is Soul Music Wednesday! I truly believe soul music provides a spiritual experience for both the listener and vocalist alike. On Wednesdays, I like to share a featured love song and give my feedback on the record. Some of the songs will be old classics and others will be new favorites.

The song featured today is “Happy” by the talented Pharrell Williams. The song was written and produced by Pharrell Williams and garnered huge success in sales and on the charts. “Happy” was released in November of 2013. Here is a link to the song below…

“Happy” is an upbeat and vivacious song, simply about the thought and being of happiness. It is quoted as being inspirational and uplifting, and also a reminder of joy. I love songs that put me in a good mood, and enrich the soul.

With Love,
Miss T

3 Ways to Use Meditation to Boost Creativity

When we think about creativity, often what comes to mind are images of a painter at her easel, a dancer in his studio, or writers slaving away at their keyboards. Yet creativity influences more than artists. A baker invented the Cronut (thank you, Dominque Ansel!). A surgeon might dream up a new way of doing cataract surgery. A teacher could emerge from the shower with—Eureka!—a genius lesson plan that gets students really excited about the absolute value equations. Creativity can help us do anything better, from parenting to solving community problems, from working to caretaking for our beautiful planet home. For this week’s Healthy Habits, let’s look at a few ways to use meditation specifically for creativity.

  1. Opening monitoring meditation. In a study conducted by Leiden University, subjects scored better on creativity tests after doing Open Monitoring meditation. In this style of meditation—similar to daydreaming or mind wandering—the goal is to become receptive to every thought and sensation. Study participants did not see quite the same boost from Focused Attention styles of meditation. In this, meditators focusing on a thought or object, like a candle that is burning in front of them. But, meditation overall has been proven to boost creativity, so either one is better than none!
  2. Switch it up. If you have a regular practice, reboot by changing up the scene. If you usually listen to a guided meditation, give silent meditation a go, and vice versa. If you spend every morning meditating in your living room, move your cushion into your guest room.
  3. Walking meditation. A 2014 study at Stanford found that creative output was increased by a whopping 60 percent when people were walking, rather than sitting. The researchers note that walking is especially important in the beginning stages of productive creativity, so if you are mulling over the beginning of something, take a meditative walk. Great thinkers through the ages, including Steve Jobs and Alexander Hamilton, have been known for walking and thinking, then having creative bursts of genius.

Link to Article: https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/02/05/3-ways-to-use-meditation-to-boost-creativity

Your Unchosen Lifelong Companion Is … You

By: Anneli Rufus

Do you find it difficult to love yourself? I mean: to truly relish looking at and being with and thinking of yourself?

When those of us who hate ourselves are told to love ourselves, our advisers have no idea how absurdly long a leap this seems. To go from where we are—avoiding mirrors, say, or regretting our every word—to loving ourselves is not a slight attitude adjustment but a total turnaround.

Loving ourselves would render us unrecognizable to whomever we are today. However great that sounds, however often we have lain in bed wishing to wake up transformed into someone else, anyone else, such a vast transformation seems—well, superhuman: more so, given that self-loathing makes us super-cynical, especially about our own power to change.

Let’s make a deal: You and I will not exhort each other to love ourselves. OK? We know we might as well tell random strangers to become best friends overnight, or expect infants to sprint.

Instead, let’s ask ourselves to treat ourselves like neither enemies nor total strangers, but rather like individuals recently met—whom we do not know well enough to either love or hate, nor long enough to blame yet for a massive list of crimes—but with whom we are destined to spend a great deal of time in close quarters, maybe forever.

Imagine being shipwrecked on a desert island with just one other survivor. Imagine being locked in a dungeon with only one other prisoner. Imagine having, thus being, a conjoined twin.

All those relationships are stressful. But are they really much worse than hearing just one voice—the meanest, most merciless and relentless voice: our own—while being locked inside a body one abhors?

Imagine learning that you were stuck with your cellmate, islandmate or fleshmate. Imagine adjusting to the news that he or she is your lifelong companion, for better or worse.

Only a fantasist—or novelist—would expect you to love this person, either right away or over time. Expecting you to even like him or her is asking a lot.

Were I in such a situation, how would I—because I’d have to—come to know, accept, then learn to tolerate this weirdo?

I would start by silently observing him or her—attempting meanwhile not to judge, knowing that judgment has a sneaky way of draining all my energy.

Observing, I would ask myself: How does this person operate? What are his or her quirks, tics, default states and habits? Which of those do I find the least and most bearable?

Having discerned the traits that annoyed me the most, I would play therapist/detective/sage—bringing compassion, curiosity and patience to solving the mystery of how these traits might have begun. Did my companion learn long ago to laugh nervously or apologize compulsively under pressure, maybe in response to trauma? Are these traits crystallized relics of attempts to grovel, people-please, escape, amuse, dissociate, self-isolate?

Much as I hate these traits, did they start as survival strategies?

Such sleuthery would soften my annoyance, slowing my knee-jerk reactions toward this companion, whom I would see with brand-new eyes as a survivor, someone with a story, someone complicated who is sometimes difficult but not deliberately, not as a result of being bad or attempting to make me mad.

Then I would think: Forced as I am to spend so much time with this individual, what do I dislike least about him or her? Dare I wonder: Given enough time, what about my companion might I even begin to admire?

And yes: I might resist raising this question. Surely I need do no more than barely bear this individual. I am so set on wishing we had never met. And yet:

My unchosen lifelong companion whines and hesitates and is afraid of everything, but can converse in two foreign languages: no, not fluently, but enough to get us out of emergencies. My unchosen lifelong companion can be funny: darkly, morbidly, but it diffuses tension and passes the time. My unchosen lifelong companion is not picky, remains motionless while sleeping, and can draw.

Full Article: https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/worthy-a-self-esteem-blog/2017/04/07/anneli-rufus-your-unchosen-lifelong-companion-you

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