Takoda Rain here:
1. dont be a people pleaser. you will never fulfill yourself trying to please others. also, nobody is inspired by a people pleaser. honor yourself... inspire the masses by doing so. promise.
2. try, to walk in love. have compassion for people. you never know where someone is coming from. so be kind. then when you are a bad ass, you'll also have friends. i know lots of bad asses that nobody wants to be around. try to avoid this.
3. NEVER, i repeat, NEVER get offended. read the 4 agreements. or dont. badass.
4. let go of all the walls you have built in front of yourself. you dont need to go to a $2000 workshop to figure this one out. LET IT GO. just decide you dont want your chains anymore. be free. then you get to play. thats when life gets exciting.
5. if you are not content with your situation... dont sit around and complain to helpless bystanders who give you repeated advice that you never take... fucking change it. or change your perspective. either way... be ok and choose be happy. quit your job, buy a ticket to europe, become a florist, be a
bum. whatever you want. just dont be afraid... of doing... whatever it is you want to do. and yes... happiness IS a choice. life is beautiful... try to see it my way.
6. express yourself.. freely. let go of everything society told you about how you should be. its all bullshit. you are divine... share your divinity. if you want to walk around in a fucking loincloth and sing disney theme songs fucking do it!! babies do it.. why cant you? **babies are the most enlightened beings on earth. learn from them.
7. be humble. dont act like you know eveything. you dont know shit. accept that.
8. . do not, i repeat... DO NOT.... live in fear.
9. get a pet duck. or two. they like to have a friend. i know this. i have two ducks.
10. TRY EVERYTHING. cause why the fuck not?
11. Dont be so attached. dont be so uptight. chill the fuck out. relax. smoke a joint. clam down. nothing is really so real that you have to be so grumpy.
12. dont be so fucking grumpy. example: if someone cuts you off while driving... just let them go. theres no need to scream in your car. mabye they are in labor. or mabye their father is dying in
the hospital. it doesnt matter. its none of your business. drink chamomile tea.
repeat step 3.
13. allow your wildest dreams to manifest.
14. learn from EVERYONE. no matter how much someone rubs you the wrong way... you can use them as a teacher. always. and besides that... WHY do they bother you so much? contemplate it.
15. PLAY “Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious”
coming soon... why the word fuck is the best word ever.
I adore this time of year! It is a time for love, joy, and reflection of the past 365 days. For me, I think a lot about my blessings in life. Everything I am thankful for; every opportunity that has surfaced; every person that has touched my life.
However, this time of year also has the potential to really toast my marshmallows. The greed in people comes out; the nasty shoving in lines; the stampedes of Black Friday; the inevitable avoidance of someone’s lame Holiday party…
This is what our supposedly blessed Holidays have become.
When you think about this time of year, what comes to mind first… the precious quality time you get to spend with your family and friends, or the presents you are expecting to receive? Truly, truly answer that question. If it is the latter of the two, please do not be offended with my next statement (I will even throw in a ‘God bless your little soul’ to preface with so you feel a little better)…..
You are the swine that should sit upon the platter at a traditional Christmas feast.
Please, people, stop asking for the inappropriate ‘gifts’ at the holidays! Ask for what is truly necessary in your life.
What are your actual needs?!
Do you NEED that video game? Do you NEED that perfume? Do you NEED that lacey nightie that makes you feel the right kind of slutty?
My guess is NO! We need to start separating the WANTS from the NEEDS.
Think about the homeless man on the corner. Do you think his mind is thinking of video games? Probably not. He’s most likely wondering when his next meal is going to be. He WANTS food. He WANTS warmth. He WANTS love. He also NEEDS all of these things to survive. It truly is life or death in his situation.
Of course we all want possessions and materials that we think improve the quality of life. If you cut down on this, I believe your life will be just as special. Try to make a conscience effort to limit the wasteful spending. When shopping this holiday season, think to yourself, do I really NEED this? Will I be able to live my life without this? Could this money possibly go to something else that will better my life?
We are all lucky because the things that we truly NEED to ‘better our lives’ is money for bills, groceries, warm coats, gasoline, etc… for the homeless, the things they NEED to survive is a cot to sleep on in a shelter, a bread crumb they pick out of the trash to last them two days, a blanket they found that barely covers their poor, shivering bodies.
Maybe this Holiday season, change your perspective. Instead of getting out the cold and insulting ‘Christmas wish list’, pull out extra cans from your shelves and give them to the Food Pantry. Instead of buying 9 gifts for a child who most likely won’t remember anything he/she receives, buy only 7 and give the remaining money for the other 2 presents to the homeless shelter. Instead of asking for gifts from your loved ones, ask for time. There is nothing more generous than giving time. You do not need to spend a ton of money to make someone happy. When you give a gift, the person will say ‘thank you’ and move on. If you give something simple, say a heart-felt letter stating every reason why you love that person and how special they are in your life, they probably won’t be able to say ‘thank you’ because of the tears streaming down their face. What do you think someone will remember in ten years? A sweater or a letter that they still have tucked away in their drawer, and look at anytime they need a cheer up? I think we all know the answer.
It may suck to not get gifts for the Holidays, but you can wean yourself off them! Every year, give one less present. If you have children, take them to the community kitchen, and let them help others. Down the line, when they request a possession they absolutely NEED, ask them, do you NEED it like those people NEEDED food at the homeless kitchen?! They will learn quickly the difference between a NEED and a WANT, and inevitably, their lives will be fulfilled. And most importantly, there will be one less snot-nosed, annoying, spoiled-ass brat in the world! (Can I hear a ‘Halleluiah?!!)
Hold yourself accountable for being a role model, regardless if you have children or not. Hold others accountable for their greed. WANT less and give to those who truly NEED.
In my family, we quit giving gifts a long time ago. Instead, we are shopping for the troops. Guess what is not on their Christmas wish list? Video games, perfume, and a lacey nightie. Instead, their list consists of eye drops, tooth paste, socks, books for entertainment, toilet paper. They are the people who deserve everything in the world for risking their lives everyday, but they just WANT what they NEED for survival.
Having this tradition in my family has changed my life for the better. Instead of pulling my hair out and nervously biting my lip to find the ‘perfect’ superficial gift for a family member, I get to give someone the gift of warmth, the gift of food, the gift of true love. I am blessed enough to already have this in my life. They do not. Once you do away with presents, you see the light, and wish you have been doing this your entire life! There is no stress, there is no greed, you feel warm on the inside, you feel like you are accomplishing something. I want everyone to feel this beautiful, life-altering feeling!
Start now making this change in your life. We are put here to help. We are put here to love. We are put here to give back. We NEED to put the love back in the holidays.
I truly believe in all of you to make a change. And it doesn’t have to be just around the Holiday season. Give yourself to the people who are desperately in NEED year round! It may just involve talking to them, bringing them a dollar menu item, giving them the change in your pocket. Trust me, they NEED it wwaayyyy more than you.
Make a New Years Resolution to help more and judge less. A year from now, look back and see how far you’ve come; see how your life has changed by giving instead of taking. Learn from the people around you. Be receptive to advice and truly listen.
Let’s turn this world into a brighter one, where our futures glow with love, our lives are fulfilled with NEEDS, and karma is on our side. I love you all.
Peace and Happy Holidays.
Hi, Lori here
...If you think your ready look at this, this is the next step.....if you thought Matrix was to out there, do not read....if you are like me and know there is more...dig in...Blessings and Love
Soon I will be offering Intermediate and advanced guided meditations to help each of us get to the fun stuff.....:)
You say potato. I say potato. You say gay. I say love. You say fag. I say you are a fucking idiot.
A man falls for a woman; they become deeply in love, get married, have children, and live a fulfilled, ‘normal’ life.
A woman falls for a woman; they become deeply in love, are protested against, judged, cursed, and oppressed by society for eternity.
How is this okay?! I was taught love is love is love. What is the difference between loving the same sex and loving the opposite sex?
I hear quite often that ‘society is becoming more tolerant of gay equality.’ But why does society need to come around to it? No one is asking society what they think. It has absolutely no effect on our corrupt surroundings. It harms no one; it is not contagious; you can’t catch it… So, why all the judgment?!
I heard a story about a principle who had worked at a school for 20 years. No one knew she was a lesbian, and it clearly didn’t affect her work ethic. When it eventually came out, she was fired for something petty. The school was looking for any reason to dismiss her because she loved a woman.
This prejudice is NOT OKAY! Who are you to judge other's preference in sex? Those who cast that judgment clearly deserve a throne and a crown…. made strictly out of shit.
Why do people protest so much against love? It is my understanding many religions are anti-gay, but shouldn’t religion be about love and not hate? Those who protest the beautiful right of love are clearly insecure with their own feelings. Or maybe it is just their jealousy that two men have more passion for one another in their little finger than that person will ever have with someone in their entire body?!
EVERY person should love full heartedly. Your lives should be filled with passion, intensity, and fire in your eyes. If you do not have this, then you are not being true to yourself. Life should be full of excitement and adventure, and free of judgment. If you are ashamed of something in your life, change it. Experiment with other lifestyle options until you find the one that fits like a glove. If you find yourself judging others on their lifestyle choice, realize you are an insecure person, with a jealous devil on your shoulder. Stop hiding behind your fake religion as reason to pass judgment. True religions teach love and acceptance, not fear and hate.
There is no difference between gay and hetero. There is only good and bad.
Be a good person. And love good people back, regardless of gender. We are all equal. We all are deserving of love. Find it. Accept it. And judge no one.
Hi Lori here....
Hearing your messages may seem a little hard today, the message from Arch Angels is that we all need to raise our vibrations up, up ,up .......
and again up, up, up.....
We are making history on this planet and the universe is watching, we are growing exponentially in our personal, spiritual and creative selves so much, the joy from all around us is immense, meditate and immerse yourself in it. They want us to make quantum leaps this week, do not worry about the contrast, the negative things going on right now, just know all is as it should be and for us to make a jump into this new reality we all want we must raise our vibrations up to the highest level we can handle.
Blessings and love
If any of you need any help just let me know!
This video just may surprise you and fill you with that missing link in our vision of a better world and a better corporate/worker relationships.....enjoy!
Let’s focus our minds on the ‘N’ word for a moment and ask a few necessary questions…
Who does this word apply to?
Who does this word hurt?
How can we prevent this word from happening?
Why do we accept this word in our lives?
Now, before you answer you should know, I am not thinking of the dreaded ‘N’ word that only ignorant people and rappers say…
I’m talking about the lethal word ‘NEGLECT.’
This word applies to everybody.
This word hurts everyone.
There will always be some sort of neglect in our lives if we do not become more aware of it and be proactive.
We accept neglect because sometimes it is just easier to continue something, rather than change it.
Think about the neglect you have gone through in your entire life. Maybe it was a parent that didn’t pay enough attention to you? Perhaps a doll you wanted and did not get? A boy who never called you when he said he would? A college you didn’t get accepted to?
How did these life experiences affect you? Did you grow up and have serious daddy issues because your childhood wasn’t painted in gold? Did you lose all trust in men because one asshole screwed you over? Do you resent the life you live because you know your life would be so much better if you went to Harvard?
When are we going to stop playing the victim? Everyone is guilty of this. We neglect ourselves from reality because we are too busy throwing a pity party, instead of being proactive and changing our lives for the better.
So, you have to have that uncomfortable, shit’s-gettin-real, comin’ to Jesus meeting with yourself and ask ‘What am I neglecting in my life?’ Once you have that list in your mind, you have two follow up questions for each item: ‘What has happened because of my negligence, and how do I go about fixing this?’
Here is my current list (at least a few of them because it may get a little lengthy):
I am neglecting my body
I am neglecting my mind
I am neglecting my hair
I am neglecting some of my friends
I am neglecting reality
Okay… Now for the second round of questions… What has happened because of my negligence? And how in the hell do I fix this?!
Body: Problem- I have doubled my ass size and my boobs sag.
Solution- work out, stop drinking a keg of beer to myself, eat sensibly, and get a boob job.
Mind: Problem- I work a dead end job and am not meeting my mind’s potential,
therefore, some days my brain literally feels it is rotting.
Solution- quit the job, I swear I am going to walk out of if someone looks at me
cross eyed, and find something more challenging and rewarding!!
Hair: Problem- this bitch needs a haircut (at times I resemble a wet shaggy dog)
Solution- get a haircut
Friends: Problem- I do what I want to, when I want to do it and can be selfish with
Solution- give a little more and do things others want to, so I still have friends
when my boobs are even more saggy and beyond repair!
Reality: Problem- sometimes I think I am flying on a unicorn, sliding down rainbows,
living on candy cane island. I can be a dreamer to a dangerous extent.
Solution- put down the joint, put some Visine in my eyes, and snap out of it man!
(Just kidding… I wish I could blame miss Mary Jane, but this is all natural)
I need to put my feet on the regular ground, and continue dreaming, but to a
normal degree, so I quit disappointing myself over imaginary things in my mind.
Now, you make your list. Once again, be honest because you will only hurt yourself in the grand scheme of things.
This list is going to make you take responsibility for the things wrong in your life. Your life is no one else’s fault. Tragic things happen to amazing people every, single day. The ones who grow and strive from their tragedies, rather than bury them and neglect the issues, are the ones who truly live their lives. We should ALL envy the hell out of those people. I know I am not that strong at times. So, we all really need to put ourselves in check and gain some perspective.
For instance, the other day, I had some money issues happen to me. Then I had to talk to the insurance company 19 times. Then I had a shitty day at work. Then there was traffic on the high way, so I took the regular streets. Then a wreck happened in front of me, and I’m thinking ‘could this day get any worse?!!!!’.
As I’m blowing up the balloons and hanging the streamers for my HUGE pity party, a man gets off the bus and the entire right side of his face is covered, from hairline to chin, in bandages. He has a sleeping bag in his arms, hinting at the fact he is homeless. So I say to myself, ‘Wow, Stephanie! You are a real piece of work… you are bitching and complaining and nearly in tears because you had a few MINOR hiccups in your day?! That man is halfway blind, doesn’t have a home, let alone a roof for his bandaged head, and also has no money. Who in the hell do you think you are!?’ I was very disgusted with myself. I have a loving family that always has my back, I have friends who would jump in front of a bus for me, I have a job, have an abundance of love in my life, etc! My negligence of the world around me allowed me to feel sorry for myself and carry it through out the day! Up to the point of seeing that man, I thought I was having the worst day of my life! That man reminded me of how horrible things could really be. So what, your waitress brought you the wrong order… who cares if your nail chipped after paying $20 to have them done… big freaking deal you spilt wine on your wedding dress…
When you start to get out of line because of your negligence of reality, put yourself in check. Say to yourself ‘um… ma’am… who the FUCK do you think you are to act this way!?’ Is yelling at the bus boy going to change anything. Huh uh. That is just going to ensure that you have a much deserved loogie in your meal. Is being a ‘bridezilla’ going to make your wedding run smooth? Nope! People will just hate you and not show up (yea, that’s karma bitch!). Is blaming your father, who wasn’t around much, going to excuse the way you act? No way! You can only blame your parents until you are in high school; by then, you are old enough to know better!
Take responsibility for your actions and don’t take out your negligence on others! We all neglect things in our life. It is okay to be guilty. It can ALWAYS get worse, and probably will with that ugly attitude.
Just remember to constantly remind yourself how lucky you are and how incredibly beautiful your life is. It is a precious gift. Stop neglecting yourself from the things that will enhance this life. It's the only one we've got!
So, make your list! Be real! Fix your life! And for the love of God…….. someone get me a damn drink and some chips, because my diet starts tomorrow!
Hi Lori here,
wow what a dynamite week....I have been manifesting great changes in my life this week, starting with getting all my bills caught up and on time by October 1st...lol well when I ask I recieve, so money is tight but hey it is all getting taken cared of....yeah.
Manifesting, this is the time for it, the energies are at a max high for the next 4 months to get some of the best and quickest results. If you can dream it - you can be it... as a life coach it would be against my mission of helping all to thier highest good, not to mention this time of great resources for our manifesting....
God, angels, light beings are all ready and waiting for you so just feel relaxed for a few minutes and feel love in your heart, then dream, what is it you want to be, what is it you would like to do, square it up, if you have had urges to do something and you always put it back on the back burner, pull it up front now, let it fill you and grow into what your true self always wanted for you.
So sit, relax, deep breath, let your imagnation flow, you will see how your soul will make adjustments to the vision, let it happen, then feel it and let the universe know - OK, now is good, then simply just start where ever you can towards the goal, do not worry how you are going to get there, just focus on the outcome....and the feeling you have with that outcome, let that feeling be your daily feeling.....get started....don't wait any longer.
Blessings and love.
This is a really beautiful video of the 9/11 day and an insightful viewing of what to take from the tragedy.