Category Archives: Diva Musings

Diva Rambling: When I Am Old…


I don’t know about you Divas, but when I was 28 years old a friend of mine sent this to me.  I asked him if he thought I would be that way when I was old. To that he replied “Hell you are like that now!”  I guess no one will be surprised but my sister Joan who still prays that there is hope for me :~)

When I Am Old.

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me,
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals,
and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired,
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,
And run my stick along the public railings,
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people’s gardens,
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go,
Or only bread and pickle for a week,
And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats
and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
And pay our rent and not swear in the street,
And set a good example for the children.
We will have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me
are not too shocked and surprised,
When suddenly I am old
and start to wear purple! 

Jenny Joseph

Wisdom of the Grandmothers…


I saw this and felt it rang true for me on so many levels.  I hope it brings you food for thought as well….Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Wisdom of the Grandmothers…


1. Most of our life is spent chasing false goals and worshipping false ideals. The day you realise that is the day you really start to live.

2. You really, truly cannot please all of the people all of the time. Please yourself first and your loved ones second, everyone else is busy pleasing themselves anyway, trust me.

3. Fighting the ageing process is like trying to catch the wind. Go with it, enjoy it. Your body is changing, but it always has been. Don’t waste time trying to reverse that, instead change your mindset to see the beauty in the new.

4. Nobody is perfect and nobody is truly happy with their lot. When that sinks in you are free of comparison and free of judgment. It’s truly liberating.

5. No one really sees what you do right, everyone sees what you do wrong. When that becomes clear to you, you will start doing things for the right reason and you will start having so much more fun.

6. You will regret the years you spent berating your looks, the sooner you can make peace with the vessel your soul lives in, the better. Your body is amazing and important but it does not define you.

7. Your health is obviously important but stress, fear and worry are far more damaging than any delicious food or drink you may deny yourself. Happiness and peace are the best medicine.

8. Who will remember you and for what, become important factors as you age. Your love and your wisdom will live on far longer than any material thing you can pass down. Tell your stories, they can travel farther than you can imagine.

9. We are not here for long but if you are living against the wind it can feel like a life-sentence. Life should not feel like a chore, it should feel like an adventure.

10. Always, always, drink the good champagne and use the things you keep for ‘best’. Tomorrow is guaranteed to no one. Today is a gift that’s why we call it the present. Eat, Drink & Be Merry. 

Diva Musing: Be Kind to one Another….


Everyday, everywhere I go, people want to tell me about what’s going on in their lives. More and more it is about how badly friends and relatives are treating each other.  Life has never been perfect but those of us who have reached “Crone Status” remember a time when:

Families would go to church together, Children had respect for parents, Parents earned that respect, Quality time was more important than “stuff” in the toy box or closet, we all looked each other in the eye when we were fact to face.  

I remember enjoying seeing children playing outside all the time.  Movies, TV and play time had to be earned.  No one was ever allowed to be distracted at the family table.  We were there to interact with one another….like it or not!  

The hectic and modern day world has made it almost impossible for this simpler, more real lifestyle.  Nothing happens unless scheduled. All time is spent working around family time. Our family and home no longer has the meaning it once did.  

We are focusing more on people and stuff.  People who tell us to want more stuff, people who tell us if we don’t have stuff our world is lacking and we are failures. Our hearts no longer focus on what is good and right for our lives and world.  

Parenting had become an inconvenience for many and not a privilege.  We now hog tie the educational system/teachers.  The liberals own the media and minds of our youth.  The conservatives are considered an abhorrence.  There is no happy medium.  Buddha always maintained that enlightenment was only found in the middle ground.  I think he was on to something.  

Let the children learn. Teach them all of the ways… and let them feel the wave of excitement that comes with making up their own minds without violence or criticism.  Guide them in the ways of goodness and love and let their hearts ring true to that guidance.  If we do not, the current chaos and terror in our world is only the beginning.  I’m an old fashioned back to the basics kind of Crone.  

I like my computers, phones and notebooks, but I take media breaks regularly.  I use that time to reflect, send good energy to my family and friends, meditate, meditate and meditate some more.  I’m by no means perfect, but I do try to keep focused on a more gentle, simple way.   I know this is a better way than what the advertising magnates and media want us to focus on instead.  I’m just cranky enough to let that piss me off and make me rebel against those head games.  My intention is to arrive at something that makes my output a more favorable vibration to my world, in which we are all one. 

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: Grandchildren….


In order to have wonderful grandchildren one must have great parents raising them.  My hats off, once again, to my amazing daughter from another mister, Jenni and my son David, who is often gone… serving our country for the last 20 years.  They are raising God fearing children with discipline and respect for their world and everyone in it.  

They are accustomed to family dinner at the table every night… no matter how busy mom and dad have been.  They say grace before meals and bedtime.  They are supposed to play nice and share. However, we all know how that goes with a 2 year old and a 4 year old brothers!!!  They are regularly exposed to Zoo, Art, an organic garden in the back yard, as well as active, structured playtime and downtime.  TV and Video are limited and educational. 

Please, do not think I for one second believe they exist in a perfect world.  But their mother works hard to  make sure it is a structured and safe world.  And bless her, a house so clean you can’t tell there are even toddlers and 2 large fur babies in the house.  I never once achieved that with mine.  

My point, pray for blessings for all the parents of our grandchildren. Most especially for military families, who must endure long separations, but still try to create a family atmosphere, in spite of all odds.   They move from place to place to be together and live, love and laugh through hardships. We salute you, we honor you and we pray for each and everyone of you.  


The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: How are you rippling today?


The World in a Dewdrop….

There are those that say you can see the moon and stars while meditating on a dewdrop. All good Divas know it all about perspective anyway. I tend to be a big picture person. That is why I always did well for my teams at management schools. I tend to go by the pebble theory. Toss a pebble into the middle of the pond and watch what it does as it ripples all the way to the shore. Notice what each ripple impacts as it flows to its greatest distance.

Every move you make, every step you take…as the old song goes…impacts the ground, your foot, your body, and now follow it out to its furthest point in a given day, month, year…getting the picture? Every movement of matter has a ripple effect. You need to be aware in each second of the future impact your act, thought, intent makes in the future of the very next second. Quantum theorists study this very carefully.

How will you impact your world today? How will you impact the very Universe itself with your walk through your day? So much of what happens to all of us starts with our very thoughts and ripples from there. “Form Follows Thought”. If you have the thought it will manifest in your world at some point in time; immediately or when the ripple stops. Choose wisely every single second of each day.


The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: Rainy Day….


It’s raining in the Crater City.  I am very non-plus today.  So much to do.  I have SAADD (Senior Adult Attention Deficit Disorder)!  I can’t get one thing done from bumping around like a bumper car at a carnival.  Ever have one of those days?  Everything is a distraction, lots of tasks get done, but none that add up to showing you you did them at the end of the day?  I hate when that happens.  

The Queen of the Cosmos (That’s also me!)…says “The future is arriving in each new second….make the best of this one now!”  I’ve created my own pressure I can’t seem to live up to today.  This too shall pass.  I know I’ll get focused eventually….”Oh look there’s a Unicorn!!!”

Namaste My, Divas,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: Simple Rules for Meditation…


Meditation Rituals

We have lots of rituals for meditation. If you know how to create your own ritual meditation, you can make rituals that are more personalized and fit your own specific aims and goals. Here are a few key things to keep in mind as you create your meditation ritual.

  • A ritual should break through the mechanical doldrums that usually control our lives. It should allow us to take a break from daily life and connect with consciousness, being aware of spirit and who we really are. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

  • A ritual should connect us with Spirit by quieting the mind or putting one in touch with physical senses. Manifesting what we really want in life is only possible through connection with Spirit.

  • A ritual can help us access the Higher Power which can help with realizing what we should want.

  • A ritual can help us go to a deeper level and remember what we truly want. As we go through our busy lives reacting in mechanical ways to everything around us we are cut off from accessing our spiritual needs. Rituals can take those spiritual aims and bring them into how we interact with and go about daily life.  Rules of the Road Design the meditation ritual in accordance with Universal Laws,  and principles of the four elements. This not only makes the ritual safer, it can enhance it. So for example if the meditation you are creating has to do with gaining knowledge, then incorporating principles of the Universal Law will make the ritual more powerful.
    That’s it. Taking these few simple steps into account when creating your meditation rituals will help make your rituals safer, more powerful, and help you manifest the things you personally want in your life. So be creative, have fun, and start designing your own rituals today.

Diva Musing: Happy Friday Morning…..


So,  I was at my favorite morning watering hole this morning having a breakfast burrito, and the best cup of coffee in town .  You know its a good day when someone shouts “The Queen is here!!!”  Along with catching up on fun stuff in everyone’s life, I learned a great household hack.  The “FIRE” sauce there and a good soft scrub sponge will remove and polish metals such as copper, brass, stainless etc.  Who knew.  

See what I mean when I tell you to keep your awareness ramped up. You never know what you may learn over coffee! Fun can be had in the most unusual places if you only turn up the Awareness!  Thank you Teresa and the Taco Angels for always starting my days off positively….Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Is It Just Me: The Next Second….


Is it just me?  I woke up on this beautiful, humid summer day and my bed felt like I was sleeping on a cloud in heaven! I snuggled under the covers and nestled into my pillows.  I began my morning meditation and struggled to stay awake.  

Sometimes we struggle to in life and forget to be grateful for the most simple, wonderful things the day constantly brings .   Our job is to notice them.  I always say…”The future in in every next second… make the most of each one.”  

Take time today to raise your awareness at least once to some wonderful thing or person who comes your way.  Be grateful for them/it and look forward to the future (that next second) when something else is sent your way.  It’s all up to you.  Love and Light! Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: Upset for What?


Is it just me?  Today I find myself upset over being micro-managed…!! It has uselessly eaten up my last two days, when I had very specific goals to achieve at work.  I’m an old crone who VENTS!  However, I am asking myself what I am upset over; really?  

I tried to present and execute a good action plan.  I used experience, research and good common sense to arrive at my final plan.  Then it is overturned by  control freaks who do not ask end users what will work best. They  pull the trigger and cover all situations in the tumbleweed of a disorganized mind.  

Even the Cronista needs to remember …Upset for What?  Is it worth foaming over the negativity caused by the well meaning but over controlling masses?  Hardly.  

I need to take a break, ZEN out and let a good meditation wash off the debris dumped on one by others.  Just thinking about this positive approach has slowed down my heart rate already. It reminds me NOT to let others steal the peace or I am as guilty as they.  I’m off to ZEN out….with love,  

Namaste, The Queen Cronista