Diva Rambling: Great Expectations…

Great Expectations! What we think about.

I become almost pedantic when I chat with you about our thoughts and how they ultimately change our reality. There’s the old cliché, “You become what you think about all day long!” Often used by so many motivational speakers and life coaches. Everyone uses it in some form or other. However, I can tell you it is NOT nonsense. Only the die hard cynics will loose at this game because they don’t realize that what you are quietly stewing over in your mind will ultimately be manifest before you in some form or other.

How you are thinking right now impacts all of your thoughts and actions. How you think is a big deal. Scoff if you will, you cannot change the flow of energy in your Universe if you are riddled with “stinkin’ thinkin’”.

Basically you can never arrive at your dreams if all you do is think and hope that someday….because someday is out there and not now. If you want it now you need to think it in the now…period!!!! Think about it with passion and positive intent. I guarantee you will be pleased by the outcome. I am each day.

First rid ourselves of the “stinkin’ thinkin’”. The past is past and if your fill up your energy hard drive with negative history then negative history stays with you until you stop. All of the wise men of old tell us to live in the NOW! History need not repeat itself unless we are giving it space on our hard-drives. Delete! Delete! Delete! Think your best thoughts and never stop that, be your personal best each day and focus on what that means to you NOT OTHERS.

Even as we read this together we are working on our futures. Our best today will help create our best tomorrow etc. etc. etc…. Only we can program our hard-drives. Don’t be hacked by surrounding ourselves with cynics and nay-sayers. Our success is just that….OUR SUCCESS. Your slant on things is the all important ingredient in properly programming your own hard drive.

WE ARE what we think and don’t forget it. If we are focused on darkness…guess what…we get darkness. The genie in the lamp always delivers what we ask for in our thoughts. Positive goal setting is not for the faint of heart nor the undisciplined. Pick your thoughts carefully, and watch the Universe deliver. That’s a promise if you deliver.

Namaste, The Queen Cronista


Diva Rambling: Shakespeare Inspiration…

Shakespeare inspired….

Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and shaped the three great tragedies he wrote that year—King LearMacbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra.

In the years leading up to 1606, since the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival in England of her successor, King James of Scotland, Shakespeare’s great productivity had ebbed, and it may have seemed to some that his prolific genius was a thing of the past. But that year, at age forty-two, he found his footing again, finishing a play he had begun the previous autumn—King Lear—then writing two other great tragedies, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra.

It was a memorable year in England as well—and a grim one, in the aftermath of a terrorist plot conceived by a small group of Catholic gentry that had been uncovered at the last hour. The foiled Gunpowder Plot would have blown up the king and royal family along with the nation’s political and religious leadership. The aborted plot renewed anti-Catholic sentiment and laid bare divisions in the kingdom.

It was against this background that Shakespeare finished Lear, a play about a divided kingdom, then wrote a tragedy that turned on the murder of a Scottish king, Macbeth. He ended this astonishing year with a third masterpiece no less steeped in current events and concerns: Antony and Cleopatra.

The Year of Lear sheds light on these three great tragedies by placing them in the context of their times, while also allowing us greater insight into how Shakespeare was personally touched by such events as a terrible outbreak of plague and growing religious divisions. For anyone interested in Shakespeare, this is an indispensable book.


Diva Frumping: Writing…..

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down to a typewriter and bleed.”

Earnest Hemingway

As you may have guessed, I’m into nurturing the muse this week. I liked this Hemingway quote, that’s how I feel of late. I want to share words of wisdom and grace and inspiration. Not happening. As my great auntie use to say….”I’m dragging a long behind!” It’s snowing today after being nearly 50 degrees yesterday; life in the South. My muse seems to have gone shopping and refuses to return.

We are filming a couple of scenes for my murder mystery this afternoon and I am so not inspired to do so. The Magnolia Sorority is having a tea party. Hopefully we will all rally in spite of the weather and make it work.

I wish I had some of you here with me to inspire and help direct the show. I do have 2 or 3 brilliant, former students, helping, but they also are having the winter doldrums. I need to take my own advice and breathe and dance. I’ll go do that and let you know how that worked.

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: Weird Weeks…And Reincarnation…

Weird Weeks…And Reincarnation…

Is it just me, or do you all notice that if you think you’re having a weird week everyone else does to if you listen. I’ve can list multiple times a day when I can say to people “…Is it Just me or is this a weird week?”… Inevitably they will respond with a nod yes, or tell me the story of why it’s been a weird week for them. I love that we can each relate to each other this way. Empathy for a strange week, that may each be for different reason, but makes us feel like brothers and sisters in arms.

We can listen to the stories and laugh, sometimes cry, but nonetheless, empathize. Perk up your listening skills. Listen to the person at the bank, or utility drive through. Uplift them if the story is sad and laugh with them if the story is funny. 

We can find such joy in sharing stories and tapping into the moment to uplift others. The Universe knows that my life is a living comedy each moment of the day. I often say I am responsible for reincarnation because the first time I was sent to the planet Earth I was so strange “Forrest Gumping” around that the Universe lost the plot and said….” I have to keep bringing this one back! She is so crazy I need the entertainment!”  Be someone’s entertainment today.  Come back over and over to be the difference. 

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing: What’s Your Role?

What’s Your Role?

We each put on a mask each day and go forth into the world. It may be a mask for work, society, family, or community.

Sometimes, we can also wear a mask that other people put us in, and at times we may subconsciously wear masks we’ve created for ourselves. If the latter of role playing occurs, it can make a disaster of authentic self, and forming genuine relationships. However, when we take these on intentionally and with genuine focus they can be useful and profitable to the spirit.

We rarely arrive at this alone. Sadly, at times, we may be playing the role that family, or the culture has forced on us. We may be replicating stories handed down from our ancestors – from some deep cell memory of ancient times. Often one does this role playing scene unconsciously. At times we do not Recognize that masks have been cast and presented. People are expecting others to wear them and play the role of the mask cast for them. One of the things that makes wearing a mask problematic is that those of us doing it may not realize it is not normal for our own spirits well being.

Masks become an obstacle when they have rigid boundaries and suppress spirit. Anything that does not allow us to grow or change will ultimately smother us. Roles like victim, martyr, wall flower, aggressor, narcissist, or the idiot, the one who is always wrong… are relentless masks of destruction. You cannot be complete in spirit when stuck in a mask not of you choosing. Often these masks can come in complete scenes from a bad play – an office scene might give you one dictator, one martyr employee, one useless employee and two problem employees, for example. We can spend and entire career playing that kind of tragic scene and passing it on to the next generations.

People let others as well as themselves cast them in specific roles – the victim, the narcissist, the one everyone must hate or love – these people need other to compliment their parts and dramatize their story. Victims often need both several people cast in opposing roles. The person who is always right will need scapegoats who are always wrong. People often don’t realize that they’re repeatedly playing out the same basic story over, and over, and over, and just drawing others into the supporting their drama. Don’t be an enabler to others sad tale. Don’t be a supporter of unnecessary bullying and drama. It is always our choice. Choose wisely. I wish you a life filled with love and good choices.

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Rambling: Passion…

Passion Buscaglia

“Life is full of many things for those who love things with passion.” Leo Buscaglia

Back in the 70’s Leo Buscaglia was a famous philosopher. He was a passionate man himself.

I agree that anything accomplished feels best when achieved with passion.”

The Queen of the Cosmos.

If we have no passion then accomplishments may seem lame somehow. Why? Because they are just tasks accomplished. If we complete something with passion, then it gives us wings to soar in the moment. It feels so much better to achieve with passion.

You may be thinking (for example) you want to be an accountant to take care of your future. But, if in your heart, you want to be on the Almafi Coast in Italy painting sunsets, you will never feel passion or accomplishment in the day to day accounting drudge. Your heart and soul know where the passions lay.

It’s OK to go with what you know, of course, but don’t deny the passion for too long. God has a habit of throwing a brick to make you take stock. I’ve had that happen 3 time and believe me it is NOT pretty. Hopefully, I’m a little more on track with the Universe’s plan and happier for it.

Take stock. Admit where your passions are leaning and go for it. Achieve balance in all things and love with passion, live with passion and fly with passion. Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Rambling…Nothing but the Facts…

Nothing but the Facts…

Well known blogger and humorist Ben Shapiro said…”Facts don’t care how you feel.”

In our all about being in-sensed world this is something factual to hang onto. A fact is a fact in spite of your proclivities. You truth can still be your truth but there will always be some “feelings” mixed in with your truth.

When you want to be fair you must go to a neutral corner. Look at the facts and see what truly adds up. I’m not saying to change your own truth, but rather look at all situations from a less emotional place to truly be able to add up “THE TRUTH” in all things. Your emotions will lie, cheat and steal; like a giant sponge soaking the life out of others. If you are truly a person who wants to work from a space called “THE TRUTH”….always weigh all sides carefully and bring the true light of “THE TRUTH” to the table no matter what.

You can lie to yourself and others, but your own spirit always knows the truth. Emotions only know what buttons to push today.