Posts Tagged ‘Living a Charmed Life’
This morning is Chance’s day off from school. Yes, that’s right. He’s homeschooled and he has Fridays off. Amazingly, he is able to get up nearly an hour and a half earlier today than he was for nearly two weeks of school. Hmmm. I guess he really is a regular kid!
He loves to build. He’ll probably end up being an engineer, creative genius entrepreneur or an attorney (the only thing he does better than build is negotiate – with us – for more, more, more – Chance, it’s time for bed. Give me five more minutes. Okay, but then it’s time for bed. How about 10? Aaaarrgh!)
This morning he showed me his character’s newest outfit in the imaginary building world called Roblox. His hat is a three-tier asymmetrical birthday cake that catches fire and makes the guy twist around. What 9 year old doesn’t want that?
Then he showed me the world he was playing in. Teapots that reach into the sky like a staircase from the middle of nowhere with a sky-blue backdrop that looks like you are hanging mid-air in the clouds. A giant sombrero that works like a trampoline. Wow. Amazing. I’d like to play, too.
Earlier, this morning, I asked Chance to dump the garbage from our master bathroom. He’s pretty compliant and said he would do it. I’m not a micromanager, so I don’t check right away…as long as it is done today, I’m happy.
I’m standing in our downstairs living room behind the couch watching Chance in this imaginary world when Nana walks through with bags of garbage – mini bags that apparently made for really small Barbie-sized bathroom garbage cans. I looked at Chance and said, “Boy, you came into this world blessed. You have so many angels all around you taking care of everything!”
He smiled, giggled and kept on playing.
Nana mumbled something about the bags are thin and flimsy, and she was up there anyway. Chance isn’t the only one she’s offers angelic support to. There’s a reason people call her my second wife. I’m not complaining – she made cornish hens, homemade mashed potatoes, kernel corn, green beans and turnovers for dinner last night. I did the dishes.
But then I thought about it. We all have this much support all around us, all of the time. The only difference for Chance is that he’s open to receive EVERYTHING. And, he’s not afraid to ask for more after he’s been given something (Can I have 10?) He pushes the receiving envelope. That’s why when we have ever taken him anywhere – at EVERY age – he’s ended up being given so much!
Once Mark took him to a fancy to-go restaurant. Remember those walk-up steak take outs where you could order a five-star steak and baked potato for $12 bucks? It was like fine dining for people who want to eat at home. Chance walked in and smiled, and as Mark tells the story, the people in the place – I believe it was called Steak Out – started giving him everything he said he ‘liked.’ He would say, “I like that rose.” They would give it to him. He would say, “I like that cup.” They would give it to him. “I like that pen.” Here you go!
Because we believe in giving and receiving and being a grateful receiver, we don’t say no. Many parents would admonish a child for asking for more – for receiving more. The person decided to give or offer him a gift. He said, “Yes!” We just look at the situation in awe. He not once asked to have anything! People would just give him things he liked.
When he grew a bit older, we would go to Chuck E. Cheese and his charmed life would show up there, too. Wherever he is, there he goes! He would be shy 40 tickets for what he really wanted, and we would redirect him over to the toys he could buy with the tickets he had available. He would say, “But I want that one.” Once, Mark let him have something that the employee said, “It’s fine, here, you can have it.”
That opened up a whole new conversation about how that is actually stealing. The employee doesn’t have the right to give away the company’s stuff outside of the agreement (tickets for toys). Chance learned how to stay in the boundaries and Mark and I learned we can pay for tickets, too. Still, I wondered about that as I have not seen an employee do that, and Chance certainly wasn’t throwing a fit. He was just asking.
Still, this is Chance’s charmed world and we are living in it!
But, what if you were as open to receive as Chance is? What if you said yes and thank you to everything life had to give you? What if you played and had fun, and watched the angels do a lot of the heavy lifting, dirty work (taking out the garbage)?
I bet your life would be charmed, too!
How People Find Us.
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This morning I dropped by Starbucks to pick up some coffee and Perfect Oatmeal (it really IS perfect – yum!) I walked in with a mommy and her little girl. While I waited in line, I watched the little girl hold up a package of chocolate cookies and mom’s response, “No, let’s stay with those you normally get, those are too messy.” As mom paid for the vittles, I commented on the little girl’s sandals (silver, with diamond rhinestones and ultra sparkly – we love that), “I love your sandals – they are so pretty!” The little girl looked at me, thought about what I said as she looked down at her sandals, then proclaimed, “Look at my nail polish!” I looked at her little tiny nails painted a vibrant rose pink and thought, ‘Wow, I love that color.’ I said instead, “Oh yes, they are SO pretty.” [Note to Self: Choose some different adjectives for chance encounters with little girls who are ultra fashionable.]
She looked down at her finger, studying the color in a thoughtful way – admiring the color – just as I was. Suddenly, I felt overcome with emotion…how beautiful this child was as she admired her fingernails. I could feel how much she really loved those colored fingernails. I’m sure her mother thought I was a loon when tears filled my eyes as her daughter started telling me about how she got her nails done at a birthday party and even the real Sleeping Beauty was there! The little girl (who seemed to be not older than four or so) said in a very grown up way, “I thought the real Sleeping Beauty lived in Florida!” I dabbed at my eyes as I enjoyed the joy radiating off of this child. The real Sleeping Beauty… indeed. Here’s to pink nail polish and the joyful admiration of it!
How People Find Us.
So, I just hung up with a client today, and am so EXCITED about feedback in her experience. Why excited?
Well, without going into great detail, when I first work with a client, we establish a baseline… a ‘best’ for each person. We come together to reach this ‘best’ and then break that ‘barrier’ to go for unlimited possibility.
Today, she hit that ‘best’ and now we are in the possibility zone!
For many, the possibility zone is too scary to live in because you can’t possibly KNOW what is going to happen there (it’s all open – ANYTHING is possible) and you can’t know the RULES there because there aren’t any. As I say often, it isn’t for everyone, but man what a rush!
She has systematically applied the Rapid Success principles and lived in the moment to achieve a super fast response… I’m so proud of her and so excited for her too because what I know… from working with many others just like her… this is an amazing place to live in boundless creativity and Truth. I want everyone to be able to live here!
Wow… SO EXCITED!
Missing in action is one way to describe ourselves when we ‘go missing.’ Sometimes we go missing by checking out, going into the ditch and by unplugging deliberately as in vacations and play.
But what about Missing in Bliss? Ah, yes, that’s what I’ve been… hanging out in the upper planes since I went to San Diego to teach our newest workshop material that offers you a simple way to live a hi-frequency life. I took off on the 11th and had the most amazing experience ever. I’ve promised to cover these stories on my blog, so I’ll be writing about the trip in seven parts… seven stories guaranteed to lift you and your spirit!
Yes, I’ve been away… but always connected to you and your beautiful hearts. Know that I pray for all of you and love you from afar!
Have a really Happy Thanksgiving… truly, and love your family wherever they are and for whoever they are today. It is a gift that you give to yourself!
Once upon a time I lived in a house with a woman who was CRAZY about art and creating lively, cool things.
She made the MOST WONDERFUL Halloween costumes (surely the reason why Halloween is one of my MOST FAVORITE holidays – and it IS a holiday – of the year). Her costumes were elaborate and full of imagination.
She made wild, crazy art in her 30s, and into her 40s. THEN, (insert tire screeching sound), in her 50s, she decided ‘enough’ with this stuff I LOVE to create. I’m going to follow the money train.
Soon, this artistic woman’s body began to break down. Her heart lost its vibrancy. She couldn’t sleep. And bears (yes, bears…like the big grizzly bear kind) started coming to her right before she would close her eyes to go to sleep each night.
Bear energy is all about the inner dreamland. Bear comes when we need to go inside again.
Night after night she would blink her eyes praying that big ol’ bear head would GO AWAY! AAAAaaaaaah! She would pull the covers up over her head and then peek outside and there it was – still hanging over her looking at her.
One night she said, “What do you want?”
And the bear said, “I want to invite you to dream again.”
That’s when the artist began dreaming again, and she began to play again with her art and she danced with the ideas in her head and made many wonderful creations that touched the lives of the people she met.
What’s the moral of the story?
Follow your art… not the money. The money follows your art and your art comes from your heart.
P.S. This is based on a very TRUE story. Bear and all…
Some of my favorite heavenly artists…HEAVENLY!
Is this a sanctuary or what? Nancy’s use of light makes my heart smile.