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Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Gift

A beautiful gift was given to me today. A kind reader had sent me a heartfelt e-mail that included this lovely YouTube video. Because she has done so, I can put into motion the positive ripple effect and gift you, dear readers, with this video, as well. Thank you, Nancy, with all my love and a basketful of gratitude.

Here is what Nancy e-mailed to me this morning:
You have shared so many blessings with us, Jenny. This is one for you today.

After I asked if I could share her words and the video, Nancy e-mailed:
Certainly share it, Jenny. In your spinning blog you opened your heart and shared your fiber knowledge, your family and your friends with all of us. In the spiritual blog you go even further, opening your soul and your journey for all of us to travel with you. It is a beautiful thing.

Please consider passing on this video to others. Keep the loving 'flame' going.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I Choose Love

Have been pondering many of the various choices I have made in my life. One could categorize these choices in many ways, but for now I'll simply stick to big and small choices.

There are the BIG-picture choices that have profoundly affected my life, with the effects of such decisions influencing anything from one particular aspect of my the coloring (for better or worse) of my entire life. Often these big choices have to do with my relationships with people, such as deciding which ones are healthy and good for all concerned, and which ones are best to be terminated. Being married for 31 years, many of my big-picture choices are made in tandem with my Chris and tend to deal with jobs/employment for one or both of us. And often attached to jobs are decisions that have to be made regarding where to live life. Some people stay in one place at one job for most of their lives. Chris and I, on the other hand, are nomadic-by-nature, and thus such choices are made much more frequently than what's probably the norm...if there IS such a thing as the 'norm.' In any case, BIG-picture choices for ME tend to have to do with: 1) The overall HOW do I want to live life? Will I stand in my truth or will I worry about what others want me to be?; 2) WHAT will I be/do in life? Will I spend most of my day/night miserable at what I'm doing or will I choose situations that make my soul sing and make my life feel like the true blessing that it is?; 3) WHERE do I want to live life? What environment allows me to be all that I can be?; 4) WHEN should I do this or that? As I get older, I realize just how important timing is. Thankfully, I'm getting much better at timing, which may seem relatively minor in the scheme of things, but which can make or break a situation in the blink of an eye.

Life's smaller choices have the ability to affect my day-to-day existence either positively or negatively, often setting the stage for a good day, or conversely, a bad day. For instance, there are the wee choices one makes just as the day begins or are even decided upon the night before. In my case, when I'm not sure if I'm going to be called in to substitute teach in the morning, I can choose to get my day off on a positive note by rising at 5 am to make sure I can fit in my oh-so-important meditation, with a hot cuppa tea sipped leisurely afterward, coupled with a light breakfast OR I can sleep to the last minute, awakened by the phone ringing and the person on the other end calling me in to work, forcing me to have to literally run to catch the bus, brushing my hair as I go. I'll leave it to you to decide which scenario gets me off on better!

Some seemingly small choices are actually big choices in disguise. Case in point is what one eats. In my case, it's disastrous for me to choose overly fatty and greasy foods because I'll pay sooner than later with horrendous indigestion, but if such a food choice is repeated oft-enough, the damage to my organs could go so far to take its toll on my life span...or at the very least, the quality of my life.

What follows is a video about more choices we all encounter at one point or another. What will you choose? Love or fear?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Practical Praying

For those who are friends with me on Facebook and otherwise, you KNOW how happy I am that my youngest son, Alexander, and his wife, Emi, landed in NYC this morning, leaving temporarily their home in Japan. They are staying with our oldest son, David, in Brooklyn for a few days. Chris and I will pick them up and bring them back to our home in Vermont after Chris' musical gig in Manhattan on the weekend.

It is no accident that this trip of Alexander's and Emi's was planned months ago. Thank GOD for making sure it was so and that their airplane was able to take off, despite the recent disasters in the country they live in.

Of course it goes without saying that many of my recent prayers have centered around the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, with pleas of help for all of Japan's people, animals, land, water, and air...not to mention the cooling of the damaged nuclear reactors...and for all the people, like Chris and I, who have family and friends in Japan.

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you'll know that I pray the rosary regularly because I've written about the rosary several times, such as in the past post: Raising Vibrations.

Today, not able to substitute teach because the call came in too late for me to catch a ride to work, I found myself reading the entirety of a used (but in brand new condition, including an accompanying CD that was never listened to) book that I had purchased not long ago: "Practical Praying - Using the Rosary to Enhance Your Life," by John Edward. Yes, THE John Edward who is an internationally famous psychic medium. The book is not long, with the 2005 edition being 103 pages, not counting the blank pages to be used for your own 'prayer notes' at the end.

I LOVE THIS BOOK. I love that it discusses not only the traditional way to say a Catholic rosary, but also John's 'practical praying' way, which suggests one add personal intentions for each decade said. Given John's suggestions, one can 'practically pray' either without the traditional way being followed, or in addition to it...your choice. I also love the way John openly and honestly wrote about how the book came about...which you'll come to know that it was his Spirit Guides, who he fondly calls 'The Boys,' who gave him 'the nudge.' AND, he relays true stories surrounding his experiences with Mary (in her various forms as Mother of All).

Now please note that there have not been that many famous people I've admired in my life whom I have personally written to, to say how much I appreciated what they have contributed, either by writing and/or teaching and/or just by being a positive example and inspiration for me. The few who come to mind include Rita Buchanan, Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, plus a few psychic mediums and spiritually-minded people I particularly respect. Today, I was nudged to write to John Edward to relay just how much I loved this book. I know he doesn't directly get my e-mail, but maybe...maybe...some staff member will pass on what I wrote. And even if not, I've put out in the Universe that he has influenced me for the better. Such an intent has a positive ripple effect for all.

Have YOU let someone know...whether they be famous or not... that they mean A LOT to you? Have YOU let them know that what they've contributed to the world means A LOT to you? Perhaps the time is now to let them know. It's fun to be a true, sincere fan. It's neat to have true, sincere fans. I'm blessed to know this firsthand on both counts. Thank you.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Don't Take Anything Personally

This is one of the most important and most helpful truths to come my way in a long time. I've been taking things personally for the majority of my life. NO MORE. From here on out I will aim to break this bad 'habit'...for a bad habit is what it is. It's not my issue, whatever someone else's issue is. Never has been. Why is this not taught in grade school? Why was this not taught to me as a young child? If it had been, I would have been able to pass on this truth to my children right from the start. Knowing this truth would have saved me so much grief. It would save everyone much grief.

And one more revelation...I will NOT be embarrassed, as I have been time and time again, over someone else's actions. I am not responsible for what others do or say. I am only responsible for what I do and say.

For the text of where this truth came from, do yourself a supreme favor and consider getting yourself your own copy of "The Four Agreements," by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Monday, March 14, 2011

People Come Into Your Life...

Am dealing with one of my BIG life lessons: Detachment. Maybe you are, too. Here's a thoughtful video that may help.

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you." ~A .A. Milne

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jenny's Recent TV Appearance

This may end up being just a temporary post because I'm not sure how long the link below is good for. A video of a "Spinning Around" event that occurred in January '11 at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT has been aired several times on BCTV (Brattleboro Community Television). The event focuses on my book, "Spinning Around - Spinning, Dyeing and Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Classics," and can be viewed by going to where the link below takes you:
Scroll down the categories in the box at the right on BCTV's website. Click on "Lectures and Readings" and look for my full name: Spinning Around: Jeannine Bakriges. If you're having trouble hearing the video, click on the little sound icon on the bottom right of the screen and slide your mouse to the right to get full volume.

If you've wanted to know how I look, sound, and act, this is your big opportunity...LOL... Thanks!

Friday, March 11, 2011

For Japan And All Her Inhabitants

May Love and Light and Healing envelope everyone in Japan and affected areas now and forever.

O our Father, the Sky, hear us
and make us strong.
O our Mother, the Earth, hear us
and give us support.
O Spirit of the East,
send us your Wisdom.
O Spirit of the South,
may we tread your path of life.
O Spirit of the West,
may we always be ready for the long journey.
O Spirit of the North, purify us
with your cleansing winds.
~ Sioux Prayer

Thank you to ALL who have called, e-mailed, and commented on Facebook regarding our son, Alexander, his wife, Emi, as well as her parents and relatives. Your kindness is very much appreciated. As far as Chris and I know, all of them are safe and sound after Japan's devastating earthquake on March 11th. Our hearts go out to all who have lost loved ones in this disaster. Prayers of love and healing are being sent your way.

UPDATE: 3/13/11 Sadly, I've found out that the parents of one of our daughter-in-law's aunts have not been found. They lived in the Miyaga prefecture, where the tsunami had hit so very hard. Please pray that they'll be found. Please pray for ALL in Japan and for their family, friends, etc. who love them. Thank you.

Monday, March 7, 2011

On The Road To Find Out

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” ~ Epictetus (Greek philosopher associated with the Stoics, AD 55-c.135)
Sometimes a tune brilliantly captures the journey.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Five FREE Skype Or Phone Readings - March

It's March! Time again for my offer of 5 free Skype or phone readings. The first 5 people to respond to this offer will get a free 30-minute reading during the month of March. PLUS, I can...for no extra charge...send a MP3 recording of your reading to you via e-mail. Send your request with the type of reading you prefer to my e-mail address: spinningjenny57@hotmail. If you have a webcam and are signed up with Skype, this is as close to an in-person reading as we can presently get. Skype-to-Skype does not cost anything for either of us. If you do not have a webcam, a phone reading is instead offered. In either case, we simply agree on a day/time that is convenient for each of us. With regards to phone readings, if you are one of the 5, you will be required to call me on the day and at the time we agree upon.

I will list the first names of the first five people who respond to this offer on this post. Once the five people are listed, that's it for the FREE readings for that particular month. I'll re-post this offer at the beginning of each month and the process will begin again. One free reading per year, per individual, please. However, do tell your friends and family about the offer.

Please note that now that I am in seminary (see My First Week Of School), I can count my Skype/phone readings for my homework reading requirement. I will send a brief questionnaire t0 each person who requests a reading to kindly fill out and send back to me after they receive their reading. These questionnaires are then handed in to my teachers as proof that a reading has been completed.

An additional service of free distance healing energy work (distance Reiki) will be offered to all who request a Skype/phone reading. This is optional on your part but hopefully something that you will desire. Once your reading is done and the questionnaire is filled out, I will set up a 1/2 hour time slot with you to facilitate the distance healing energy work. Again, I can use this energy work for my healing homework assignment and so will ask that you fill out a brief questionnaire relating to it.

#1. Lisa ~ completed
#2. Liz ~ completed
#3. Amanda
#4. Linda ~ completed
#5. Jennifer ~ completed

Thank you! I look forward to doing a reading and healing energy work for YOU!

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