Diva Musing: Grow or Go…..

GROW OR GO…

In a world gone mad we need to step up our game just the same. It is a matter of projecting excellence or extinction. Let the world know your brand is one of excellence; both in business and personal integrity. Let the world see what a contributor you are to the standard of superior excellence. My screen saver is “No Excuses; just Excellence!”

We must grow or go. Never let indolence become part of any day. The world will not wait on you to decide. Know your path, follow your path. Never conform to anything that jeopardizes your integrity or personal standards.

Sitting it out with regularity is a no profit game; whether in life or business. Acting like a drone or robot is not the answer. Your own personal touch is the answer; always. Be the artist of your life. Paint your picture the way it was meant to be. Grow or Go!!!

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

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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

Diva Rambling: How Do We Change Our World?…

HOW DO WE CHANGE THE WORLD?

  • Today I will go the extra mile
  • Today I will work to be my personal best
  • Today I will walk with more pep in my step
  • Today I will learn from my experience; good and bad
  • Today I will be the inspiration to care more to my world
  • Today and everyday I will smile more
  • Today I will feel inspired by all around me
  • Today I will be more grateful for what I have
  • Today I will send you love and light all day
  • Today I will volunteer to improve my community
  • Today I will be there for someone in an emotional crisis
  • Today I will be there for someone in need
  • Today I will infuse my aura with love, gratitude and caring

These are just a few of the ways we can improve our world each day. It costs us nothing. We can do one or preferably all of these things each day and our world will become a better place.

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Rambling: Bloom Where You are 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

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 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 Ranting: Hypocrite Avoidance Training….

The only thing worse than a liar, is a liar that is also a hypocrite!” Tennessee Williams

I’ve been on this kick for days. I see people all around me on their liberal soap boxes trying to force everyone into believing their own warped, liar perception of all things. No, your are not allowed to think, no you cannot have your own opinion, no you cannot fathom the correct way to do anything, no you cannot be human and love all people, and on and on. You know the spiel only too well.

In these days of chaos we need to step back and separate ourselves from the world at large and focus on our own spirit. There are loose translations of Buddha which state…”

Therefore, Ananda, be islands unto yourselves, refuges unto yourselves, seeking no external refuge; with the Dhamma as your island, the Dhamma as your refuge, seeking no other refuge.” Loose or otherwise they are good words to work within. We need to go within, meditate, pray, sit in silence and go into nature to a still place and just absorb nature’s vibrations.

This type of behavior keeps us away from the negative energy of the hypocrite and on the path we are intended to travel in the first place. When I have to dive into the hypocrisy pool in my world, I make it as brief as possible. I place a bubble of protection around myself and ask for protection from Source Power. Then I escape to neutral ground as soon as possible.

Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t proclaim myself a “Juicy Crone” because I’m afraid to stand ground and fight for my beliefs. However, when battling a hypocrite, one is doing a battle with an unarmed person. That never works out well. So why bother. Besides, there are only so many showers a day one can take to wash of the “stank” of a low vibration person.

Curl up with a good book, hug your fur babies or children if you have any. A reminder from before, The Karma Cops are on the way. When we sit in the Karma Cafe we always get served what we deserve. I don’t know who said that but I love it! Namaste, The Queen Cronista