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Summer Staycation

20 May

Every summer we travel which I love and look forward to. This summer, we are planning our first ever “stay-cation”.

Do you know what that means? No resorts, no hotels with someone else cleaning up after my family of five. No sleeping in hotel beds, wearing big fluffy white robes, no lounging at the Spa having a facial, massage, mani/pedi , or anti-aging scrub.

I needed to start looking at the positives of this year’s summer plans in order to avoid utter disappointment over missing our trip to Boston, Chicago, Arizona, Calgary, San Fran or Halifax. I happened upon a magazine article in O The Oprah Magazine, titled 40 Ways to Love Your Summer more. This article inspired me to find ways to enjoy our stay-cation!

I should mention that the reason for our non-trip summer, is that we had an in-ground salt water pool installed last Fall. For our first stay-cation at least we have an in-ground pool to enjoy! In order to enjoy the time off work while staying home, I plan to ditch the normal household routines, read by the pool, mix up pitchers of iced tea and sangria to enjoy by the pool, take day trips to sites close to home that we’ve never seen, watch movies and hire someone to come in and clean the house that week. In the end, I’m quite certain it will be a very relaxing stay-cation/vacation from work and I know it will cost much less than travelling as a family of five.

 

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angel by my side

18 May

My angel has been with me for years but I’ve only just been introduced to her. Her name is Carol!  Yes, an old-fashioned name for an angel and without the lyrical flow I anticipated.

Let me back up a bit……Monday night I had a severe panic attack while browsing in Chapters. The stress I’ve felt in my life finally took control of my nervous system and I felt like I was going to faint. Ahhh, I freaked out, not wanting to embarrass myself by fainting in the local Chapters store! As I found a chair to sit until I felt better I realized I was in the woman’s health section. I looked directly in front of my at the title of the book staring back at me was “So Stressed.”  Ha, that was someone telling me to relax and take a deep breath!

Rather than buy the book about being stressed, which made me feel more stressed just thinking about, I bought a book about Angels and Guides.

Though the thought of spiritual energy makes me a bit nervous, I have experienced it since I was a girl. One of my daughter’s has spoken with angels and spirits since she could talk and as a toddler she’d watch them and giggle, or reach out to hug them. It totally freaked me out the first time she tried to hug a spirit she’d been watching!

The first step in the book is to become aware of the energy around me. This was fairly easy as I’m often aware of other’s energy. The second step was to feel the energy of my angel!  Hmm, this intrigued me and so I tuned in to the energy of the room and felt it!

I know Carol is with me when I get a tingly, almost ticklish sensation in my right cheek and the feeling that someone is talking directly into my ear. Her energy gives off warmth and comfort, an airy lightness is her presence. I just need to tune into her energy more often.

Carol verified her name twice for me on the day I felt her presence and asked her name.  The first was in a Mark Kay lip gloss delivery an hour after I met Carol. The gloss is called Coral Rose. My angel’s name is Carol Rose. The second sign was in the evening when I put the radio on and the woman who called in for the contest was named Carol! 

Am I losing it? Talking to an angel?  Not really, we all have an angel whether we acknowledge his or her presence in our life. Our angels are here to watch over us, keeping us safe until we fulfill our purpose. Kind of sad in a way to know that a person’s time to die can happen at any point in their life.

Okay, I really can’t believe I am blogging about this today, but my fingers keep typing though my head is saying, ” You are CRAZY to put this out for public viewing!”  It doesn’t matter what other’s think, I am getting past that point in my life.

I think the crazy people are the ones who have access to their angel but refuse to believe they have one. We have access to amazing spiritual energy and guidance in our lives.

I’ve been open to it on and off during my lifetime so at this point I think it’s time I just remained open and tuned it to see just how good it’s going to get! 

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