Holidays in Bali
Bali is a great destination - it is gradually recovering from the devastating bombings (all the planes from Australia were full) and the people are wonderful. We stayed primarily at Lovina Beach which is about 15 kilometres west of Singaraja, the old port city on the northern side of Bali. Our hotel was 50 metres from the beach, complete with a beautiful inground pool and double accommodation for A$10 per night (bed and breakfast) for a room with a fan. We went snorkelling, scuba diving, dolphin watching, driving and more. The vehicles we hired were large 4-wheel drives at A$16 each per day.
With my other family members who did not come to Bali, we had a family Christmas Dinner before we went, with the usual Christmas fare, including those bon-bons with the paper hats and jokes inside. This year, inside our bon-bons we were pleasantly surprised to find some different sorts of positive messages and I would like to share with you …
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
"Don’t start living tomorrow – tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today."
"Smile at each other; smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other – it doesn’t matter who it is – and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other."
"Believe in the best, think your best, study your best, have a goal for your best, never be satisfied with less than your best, try your best, and in the long run things will turn out for the best."
"First ask yourself, is this my problem? If it isn’t, leave it alone. If it is my problem, can I tackle it now?" "Do so. If your problem could be settled by an expert in some field, go quickly to him and take his advice."
When I do goals I always include the Light - The Highest Light. It's a good idea to call in the Light and place your goal in the Light and ask that it is successful for ... and say these words: "For the Highest Good of All Concerned". The Light (and Love) is a powerful tool that we can all call upon to use when dealing with other people. Remember how to do it? In your mind, you bring to mind that part of the person who is joined to you through the body of Energy or the body of the Divine, and you silently send your love to them. It helps even more if you use the Light to do this by just calling upon it saying "I ask the Light to to fill and surround and protect me for the Highest Good of all concerned and I send my Love and Light to you". It's amazing how powerful that is even when dealing with people with whom there could be considerable tension (of course this is done silently).
A Great Tool to Remember and Use
When I do goals I always include the Light - The Highest Light. It's a good idea to call in the Light and place your goal in the Light and ask that it is successful for ... and say these words: "For the Highest Good of All Concerned".
The Light (and Love) is a powerful tool that we can all call upon to use when dealing with other people. Remember how to do it? In your mind, you bring to mind that part of the person who is joined to you through the body of Energy or the body of the Divine, and you silently send your love to them. It helps even more if you use the Light to do this by just calling upon it saying "I ask the Light to to fill and surround and protect me for the Highest Good of all concerned and I send my Love and Light to you". It's amazing how powerful that is even when dealing with people with whom there could be considerable tension (of course this is done silently).
Giving When it Counts...
Here's a good positive story (doing the email rounds) about giving and … I’ll share a couple morewith you below.
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.
I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her."
As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the colour returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.
He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.
So, take care of yourself and others … stay safe, well and happy … and have a successful year. Stay in touch and let me know of any successes you have using Peaceful Place.
All The Best
A Couple of Positive Stories
The Obstacle in Our Path.
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
Goals for the New Year
You know the importance of having goals! Make sure you convert any New Year's Resolutions to written goals so that you really work towards them.
Here are some goals I worked with a few years ago. I want to challenge myself and I know by telling you of my intentions I could be adding to my challenges or, looking at this the positive way, I consider I am sharing my goals with you because you could either support or assist me. I intend to product my 2-Day CALM Life Skills Seminar on DVDs plus CDs and a Workbook. I am going to develop and launch a facilitator program for both the Students and CALM Seminars using DVDs and CDs. I intend to launch my seminars and books, CDs and DVDs in USA. (Feedback - they all happened however USA was not successful.)