God’s Not Dead.

loganI’ve been busy being busy. The good kind of busy though. Where time doesn’t drag and you enjoy the people you’re around. I had a great weekend. My teeny tiny taller than me baby brother went to prom. Which is kind of a big deal because he’s so…Logan. You’d have to know him to get it. But he definitely looked dashing. His girlfriend and him complimented each other very nicely.

My mom’s birthday falls tomorrow so, because we’re kind of a ways away, my brother Nick and I celebrated it with her yesterday. We went to Fargo to spend the day at the 8th annual Holistic Expo and grabbed some grub.

I’ve been to the expo before and really enjoyed it. There is everything from healing stones to palm readers to balancing the mind and finding peace. Two years ago I went to PaLiChi and felt such peace and harmony after my reading. I was going through a really tough time and her words and reassurance had stayed with me since I last saw her.

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PaLiChi – 763-742-8690 www.falithihealing.com

She was at the expo again this year and I was more than thrilled. I won’t go into detail with my experience but I want to recommend her to anyone that ever needs help or healing in almost any sense. She is a Master Shaman, Psychic Medium, Spiritual and Energy Healer.

I’ve always known that spirit guides worked through people on the physical Earth. I’ve never doubted it. And to be able to have gone to her multiples times now and see what she can do even if just for a few moments really moves mountains.

I believe the Holistic Expo is in Fargo only once a year each spring but she is located in Brooklyn Center, MN. I have posted her website and contact information below her photo for anyone that is interested in experiencing her gift.

Following our trip to Fargo, my mom and I came back to Grand Forks and went to the movie “God’s Not Dead.” I had heard a little about it but hadn’t seen or sought out a preview. We were kind of tight on time and it was the first one closest to the time that we wanted to go, so we did and I’m glad we did. It amazing how so many little things in a day can link up and make you feel like a totally different person.

After my reading with PaLiChi, being with my brother and mom, and then seeing “God’s Not Dead;” I felt different. Whole. I felt open to positivity and accepting everything that is handed to me. I saw through another persons eyes that sometimes the answer God gives you is no and it’s not to be cruel or to cause pain. It’s to save you and help you. I felt at peace knowing that things from my past and moments in time that I wish I could change were meant to be. I have multiple purposes in this world and it brings me joy to know that even though I’m just one person in the 7.046 billion or even more people, I can still make a difference. I might not change the way of humanity, make national news, or even have something I do be noticed, but I can change peoples lives in the smallest ways. I can be kind rather than crude. I can help rather than ignore. I can pray instead of doubt and most of all, I can trust that everything happens for a reason.

I don’t believe in every single practice of Catholicism in which I was raised. I eat meat on Fridays all year round. I believe that anyone of any race, gender, or sexuality should have the freedom to love and marry. I think marijuana will do more good than closed minds think. It should be regulated and alcohol prohibited. I think war is pure stupidity. I firmly believe that people should be hired based on knowledge. Just because you have a degree behind your name does not qualify you to do something. If you’re an idiot, a degree will mean nothing. I have opinions and am more judgmental than I’d like myself to be. I have flaws and sometimes I’m a royal asshole. But I have a heart, I am a person, and I love. I know I have angels and auras all around me. I know there is a higher power.

starsYou don’t have to be Lutheran or Hindu. You don’t have to be an Atheist or Jewish. You just simply have to be. And if you can find peace and happiness in just being as best as you are capable of being than that is enough. Nothing needs to be proclaimed or preached. Help others, do good, and be present. That’s what matters.

It’s Tuesday.

I’ve been noticing that the busier I am during the day the more difficult it is for me to find motivation to do things that I’d like to do such as blogging and crocheting. It’s not that I don’t have time, but I feel so warn out after a long day that I just want to veg on the couch. I’m trying to get out of that slump tonight buy forcing myself on the computer which is funny because so often we try to disconnect from the world wide web.

I’ve been tuning into the Olympics since they debuted on Friday night. I’m not totally up to date on all the big names and who are the Olympic favorites but I have my own favorite athletes and sports. I love the winter games, they always seem to be more fun than the Summer games and just so graceful. Everything from snowboarding to luge to speed and figure skating. I’m that person that will just sit there, mouth dropped to the floor in awe for hours. I think it’s absolutely outrageous at the talent that some people are born with. Hats off to all of you.

I’ve been writing back and forth to my grandma Darlene for a few years now. We live a little over two hours apart which causes a lack of being able to keep up to date on our day to day lives. It’s crazy how the distance and growing up really separates people. The one thing that we both cherish though, are our letters back and forth. I need and want to make more of a point to write more often. Again, I blame my busy work life for not replying too quickly and I need to quit that. What’s the benefit of just sitting on the couch gluing my eyes to the boob tube every night? Other than being a sitcom critic, probably nothing.

Here’s to the hopes and motivation to continue to do more in the year twenty-fourteen. Tonight, I found joy in buying our nephew his big number three birthday gift, replying to my grandma’s latest letter, and taking the time to blog. What did you do to improve your outlook on life today?

The Last 7 Days.

Switching gears and onto a more uplifting note, I’m continuing to be a do-er in twenty-fourteen. Writing the last post in an honest form and actually publishing it makes me feel good. I’ve personally kept diaries about my weight struggles for years but I’ve never displayed it for anyone to see. This is the direction that I was hoping to face for my blog. Truth. I’m done candy coating my life and putting a film over it. Although I might not have many people that care to be invested to this blog, it’s about me. No one else.

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I got quite a bit accomplished this past week and weekend. It’s not like I went bungie jumping or anything but I finished editing my brothers senior pictures and brought them home for him to see yesterday. I visited my mom and we visited Channing’s parents too. I closed a big project at work which obviously I had to do regardless but I really felt accomplished after successfully doing so. I finished yet another scarf on Friday. I finally took down the rest of the Christmas decor and tree, rearranged the living room about five times, and went on a date with the love of my life.

It’s been a good day and another great week to add to twenty-fourteen. Here’s to many more! Stay positive guys and gals. Find something good to be happy about even if it seems miniscule. Fake a smile if you need to but always remember that there is a light at the end of the tunnel as long as you’re willing to reach for it.