Diva Musing: Napping….

Lets Take a Nap

In many lower schools the children have nap time each day. As adults we look at that as frivolous at times. For many of us our minds won’t shut down or we think it’s ourselves indolent to nap. The chaos of the surrounding world also plays havoc on our nap-time. I have attended numerous seminars that tell us that a 20 minute meditation is as good as a one hour nap. However, I have to say now that I’ve learned to nap in my wisdom years, I find it eminently more satisfying.

I’m intentionally napping more because there are distressing things I need to process. I think, for me, I do it better after I come out of a good rem state. The need for rest and relaxation is often given a seat in the back pew of the church. We do not listen to our spirit telling us to be kinder and gentler with ourselves (read any study on sleep deprivation and see what I mean). Not a wonderful outcome in any of it.

Those of us with type A personalities may be destroying our spirit. We ignore the fundamental things the Universe built into our make up to prove to everyone we are wonder persons! We try to prove we are more industrious and productive than everyone else. This is usually at our own expense, in the long run. How wonderful life would be if we would listen to spirit and let our own well-being be a priority in our lives. In fact, …working smarter not harder…, is a decent concept if you include well being in that formula. I think humankind is the worst of the species at accepting the need for a good nap. I think, personally, there would be less madness and chaos in our world if we took napping seriously. 

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

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Diva Musing:BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED

BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Matt Jury under Charles Haddon Spurgeon

He who does not serve God where he is would not serve God anywhere else.

Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)

HT: @chspurgeon

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The Grass is always greener, on the other side. We all know this to be “fake news”. The Universe laugh’s each new day at the world populous looking for something else, when what is intended, is in season right now, just the way the Universe planned it. We waste so much trying to buy the latest and greatest new popular gadget, fashion, diet, house, or whatever superficial junk is ringing our bell in the moment. That’s human nature, you say?

Well, one thing this old crone has learned is that it’s all junk, and at the end of each day all that matters is where your spirit lays its head. Do we land in the prosperity of the path given, or struggle trying to get to that which is not our path? The simple fact is, it is all up to our free will and choices. Pick the right path, and while it won’t be without twists and turns, it is never as bad as choosing poorly. The Karma Cops win every time!

Telling the young ones this fact, goes over like a turd in a punch bowl! It is truth but not “their” truth. Until we gain wisdom we never understand that there are specific consequences for each and every decision we make. Everyone finds out the hard way, or never get it, and keep on paying for it. The unenlightened will endure but the payback is big time.

So, continue to sparkle where you are. Grow your roots and the Universe will tell you when to replant to new fields; if needed. If you listen the transplanting will be effortless. We love you and need you just where you are.

Namaste, The Two Juicy Crones….

Diva Rambling: Listening Skills….

“Never do a battle of wits with an unarmed person….” don’t know who said it but I like it!!  I use to try to explain myself all the time.  It doesn’t work.  Most people these days are only focused on their own agenda in any conversation.  They are listening to respond not to understand your point.   I can count on one hand the people I’ve known in my life who genuinely want to hear what others say.  I am always working on that myself.  I tend to get bored when I’m hearing the story of everyone’s ass aches and woundettes over and over again.  I mean I’m bad on that count; a real witch on a broom, if I’m honest!
But the rare ones, the ones who listen with attention in their eyes and hearts, are so few not everyone knows even a handful.  God even tells us to…”be still and listen”…  I’d like to improve on this a behavior.  However, when I need to get something done, I tend to rush people who want to drone on with pedantic, inane stories and never arrive at a point.  I’m old, I may not live through some of the crap they drone on about.  
I think my flaw does make me a better conversationalist, perhaps.  I know how being on the other end of a sad tale of woe for an hour feels.  I try to be quick and to the point. When I digress, I ask people to point it out to me that I need to focus. I know I have a responsibility not to waste people’s time in daily life.  If I  make a post here… you can skip it if it’s too long or boring.  It’s hard to do in face to face conversations.  
I do love a good story.  I like a persons ability to tell it with joy and relish of the adjectives that make it click. I love war stories from special forces soldiers, I love stories of hilarious grandchildren who make our world wonderful.  I love to hear elders expound on the past with reflection and not negativity.  So, long story short, don’t bore the world with your constant whining of ass aches, dramas that are only drama in your sad life. Don’t drown us with tales of woe is me, my wound is worse than your wound.  Fill the world with wonderful tales of joy, gratefulness, and love.  It helps those of us who are challenged listeners, become better listeners and better people.                                  Namaste, The Queen Cronista   
P. S. I have many friends with PTSD, and real diagnosed psychoses.  These folks deserve a good listener and they are the exceptions. They are not boring they are God’s children, put in our paths to help.  I will get off my broom for them.  

Diva Rambling: Label if you must….

Label if you must….

As humans it seems to be built into our psyche to label, nickname, or profile everyone and everything. Those who say they don’t are lying to you and themselves. The liberal labels the conservatives and vice verse. Our need to label our world may add clarity to our sense of things but be harmful to others.

Using nature as one aspect of that kind of mind control over persons or things let’s think about it. It may affirm our own EGO’s need for control and superiority over a thing. Humanity is slowly destroying major areas of nature. However, mother nature will always get even. She works closely with the Karma Cops to see that we get what we deserve in the end.

The problem often equates back to the old adage “you can’t see the forest for the trees…”There is a lot of empirical difference between seeing the forest, and seeing and individual trees of that same species.

When we use names (aka individual labeling) as a way of sorting and storing information, it can be the basis of forming a more personal ideology of the world around us. Not what humankind is supposed to see as a whole. It becomes our truth; not all of humanities truth.

What we see through our personal filters is not always empirical data. It is the warped representation of a thing through our filters. Therefore, we can be very wrong at times. The EGO after all, is all about being righteous. A Visual reflection of sameness, through one filter, does not always mean, sameness through all filters, or even your own filter on another day.

Kingdom, phylum, genus, species, all labels for things in nature. Yet, how does the individual psyche interpret them? We learn in biology to identify and label certain cells of a plant or animal. However, can we toss a pebble into the center of the pond and see how every single ripple of that disturbance impacts the whole pond and all of nature? Do we look at the worth of the individual species to the Eco system, its value to all it touches in nature? We can only venture to guess through our individual filters of that outcome? We can, however, observe objectively what happens, if we remove EGO from the picture. I always say…Research on any topic depends wholly on whose funding the research. We are presented information through the filters of others of influence on a subject. Just follow the money…Our own experience and experiments may reflect a different set of untainted facts.

My point, labels we give things are not a truth per se, they’re just part of a story we are trying to tell ourselves, through our own filters. The psyche needs an order to things, to make sense of what we see. Always remember, there can be good and bad from labeling, especially if we only run it through our own EGO and filters. Label with intent to face the truth in all things. It’s harder to go wrong and look like an idiot. Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: Hypocrisy….

Hypocrisy

Hy·poc·ri·sy

həˈpäkrəsē/

noun

  1. the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.

I have been experiencing a lot of this behavior in religionists, management, advertising, social circles and even families these days. If you listen to your world, the volume of this breach of humanity, is staggering. Makes me want to sit home and just hug my fur babies.

Avoid the passive aggressive manipulators, the malignant narcissists and legalistic religionists…their judgments are always hypocritical and toxic.  Protect yourself against them at all costs. 

What I can do to make my world a better place? Don’t be a hypocrite. Say what you mean, and do what you say you mean. It’s simple. Walk the Talk! If we all try to improve our intentions on just this one aspect of life… the world will be a better place. Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: a 4th of July…

Can I just say I am a patriot?  I cry during the National Anthem as the Flag unfurls in the breeze.  My hand is on my heart and I stand straight and as tall as I can.  I have a deep respect for our founding fathers and their concept of God and Country (in that order) for our freedoms and rights.  I am not ashamed of my patriotism but I am ashamed of those who live under the mantle of its protection that do NOT respect it. Those who never had to fight for it or ignore the fight a family member may have had so they could enjoy it. 

I love, and pray each day for our military personnel and their families who are often separated from them and endure so much in order for their family members to serve. I honor their daily commitment that allows me to wake up under the current freedoms I never take for granted.  

I love fireworks and I find they sparkle and remind me of the of freedoms that explode each day… in new ideas, concepts, and charity that still engulfs my world because of our freedom.  No nation has ever been as blessed since the Israelites. Honor it, love it, never take it for granted.  We may not always be so blessed as we still are at the present.                                                                                                      Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: Hypocrisy….

“When I wrote on my door: Leave your hypocrisy outside before you come in…Not a soul dared to visit me or open my door. “ Kahlil Gibran

I have been running into lots of this behavior of late.  Just another sign of the time.  One of the reasons I retired and left corporate was the exponential increase in hypocrisy of the environment.  In yesteryear when ethics was still a part of the environment one could walk down the hall and speak to someone who hated them and go on.  When I left the environment it was so vile that you could not walk down the hall without wearing kevlar armor for worry of a knife in the back.

Management now promotes turnover to assure people aren’t around long enough to earn profit sharing, or retirement benefits.  So they created backstabbing as a qualification fro promotion; not new just more obviously supported in the world today.

Sadly this learned behavior now filters out of the organizations and into society at large. It filters into relationships with friends and family as well as business.  Those light workers who are here to improve the planet now have more to work against than at any other time in history. The positive vibrations of light workers, the innocent laughter of children, the unconditional love of pets, is one of the few things keeping the planet from spinning out of orbit.  I am grateful for these light vibrations that help give our world hope. I am grateful for you!

Namaste, The Queen Cronista…