However the day goes, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself by noticing how big a part is played by the beauty in our daily Universe. There is no such thing as a senseless act of kindness, since it has such power to feed and empower your soul & raise the vibration of your world.
You can salvage the messiest situation or cheer up the unhappiest person by appreciating the wonders that are all around us….
It’s been raining for weeks. People are gloomy and fussy. Be the joy-bug in someone’s day and feel the wonder of what rain does and how it makes everything in our world so lush. Start the laughter in a room, smile at someone who looks gloomy. Be the one who raises the vibration where ever you go.
I wish you all good vibrations….
The Queen Cronista
Is it just me?… or does a new picture of your family sitting on your desk or shelf just make you want to do a dance of joy? Why do people want to gather “stuff” when something like this. makes you feel so wonderful?
We’ve forgotten how to be grateful for the simple things. Simple things have always made me joyful since childhood. Finding a lady slipper in the wood on one of my adventures, the raven who followed and protected me in that wood. The glory of God in a mountain, river, or ocean sunset. My baby sister smiling at me in her crib and a really good pot of beans and greens with cornbread for dinner.
Where has our focus on these joys gone? Why do we loose sight of these things. Modern children have never even known such joyful treats. I saw a quote at on TV the other day …”At the Zen school we have nothing to offer you; that is why it is Zen!” The only way I can survive this current world is to focus on the emptying my world of “stuff” and chaos and releasing myself to the joys of yesteryear. It calms me and makes me feel rich.
The Queen Cronista recommends that you clear you mind; sweep all the dust bunnies from your attic today and feel the peace of times gone by. If you are too young to know these feelings then take a walk in nature. Put your chakras back against a tree and give a big hug (yes seriously). All of nature vibrates at Alpha, the state we achieve in meditation. A walk in nature will calm and relax you and let the good stuff run through you. I wish you the peace of nature today, my Divas.
The Queen Cronista
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
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.
I have been feeling like my spirit is hanging out in a dumpster lately. Our spirit guides us, comforts us, keeps us from veering too far off our path. But on rare occasions, I feel like I don’t have access to the joy, serenity, and peace that comes with listening to it. Can you relate?
I know that I should be grateful, honor my special place in the Universe and meditate to keep the engine running in the right direction. I am supposed to maintain my true calling of Spiritual Altruism and a Peaceful Warrior. However, sometimes I feel like my spirit is hiding in a dirty dumpster and I can’t see the world for the garbage around me. Ever get that way?
You know, you walk into a room or mall filled with people buzzing all about and notice your spirit only feels disgust, irritation, censorious and stifled. You want to look at the world through good discerning rose colored glasses but just can’t!! Anything anyone does just makes matters worse and you just want to slap them or put duct tape on their mouths….if you say you don’t know what I mean; you’re lying.
So what is the cure for this social dismemberment? Meditation! Up the time spent on meditating, away from the morass. Remember how much joy it brings you when you see a new flower blooming, a pet’s tail wagging, a child or grandchild cooing when they see you or just watching a creek flow by you. Remember some joyful trigger that puts a smile on on your face. Suddenly you are headed back into the light. You must ….fake it until you make it!… as they say.
Anyway, I find my social dismemberment has been acute this summer. I’ll analyze the reasons later. Now it is my job to just get back into the light of benevolent altruism to be that Peaceful Warrior. And what is altruism anyway, you may ask. Psychologists might tell us that there are at least two kinds of altruism. Psychological altruism means acting out of concern for the well-being of others, without regard to your own self-interest. Biological altruism refers to behavior that helps the survival of a species without benefiting the particular individual who’s being altruistic. It is one of the basic rules for survival and balance in our world.
Get out of the dumpster as soon as you know you’ve fallen into it. The longer you stay the more apt you are to deteriorate and become compost for the dark force. Don’t be that someone who fuels negativity into the World instead of fighting like the spiritual warriors we are meant to be on this planet. Don’t let the rest of us down. Be all you are destined to be and start today. Namaste, The Queen Cronista
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
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
“My life is but a canvas showing all the colors and brush strokes of my decisions.” The Queen of the Cosmos: a/k/a The Queen Cronista
I had this thought after a particularly eventful meditation a few weeks ago. I realized, that with time, I corrected some of the splotches and made my canvas the beautiful art form it is today. Here is wishing that you are able to make the strokes for your painting to become all it is meant to be. Namaste, The Queen Cronista
My daughter is a stand up comedian. You may remember on occasion that I highly recommend laughter as the best medicine. Well, as it happens her “Country Cool.com” comedy troop is going to be at several locations in the South this summer. I recommend first hand comedy to cure what ails you. If not Trish and the Country Cool Chicklets then any comedy club nearby.
COUNTRY COOL is a straight-shootin’, no-holds-barred comedy show that laughs at what we’re all dealin’ with…the “this can’t really be happening” moments in life that make us feel like we’re losing our minds, one traffic jam at a time. Trish Suhr, Karen Mills and Leanne Morgan, all headlining comedians, have southern roots but are well-traveled, diverse, razor sharp and savvy. Their no-nonsense approach “tells it like it is” but, of course, with charm and style. It’s not redneck; it’s not white trash — these girls are country cool! It’s comedy for the masses, because, let’s face it, everybody’s got a little country in ‘em. These three women have been friends for more than a decade and have stood in it, walked through it and come out the other side laughing. Whether it’s overcoming cancer, the loss of a beloved pet or talking each other down from the hormonal ledge, they continue to find the humor in everything life dishes out.