Thursday, November 6, 2008


A note from for Thursday November 6 2008

Hi there folks and welcome to Thursday.

We didn't get a reader out yesterday as we were up in the Rockies where no WiFi existed. We did however get to deepen our appreciation for the sheer magnificence of this part of the world. The trip over the Rockies, even in crazy weather, merely and minutely touches on what must have been the experience of the pioneers who had the courage to open up this land to us. They must surely have lived in gratitude and appreciation for even the slightest respite from their most arduous tasks of surviving day to day.

Here's just a hint of what we experienced.

We're currently in Penticton B.C. and adjusting our journey as a rock fall has closed Hwy 97. We're going to be using the Forest Service road for about 25 miles today to get around it. Should be an adventure. We'll let you know.

Now, on with today's offering. I know this will touch you.

By Lisa Hayes

Appreciation is one of the greatest magic tools we have in our bags of tricks. One of the best ways to gauge where you are at in your development as a wonderful spiritual magician – able to weave magic in and out of your own life, is how well you use appreciation. Most mere mortals think that appreciation is a spontaneous event or feeling that simply “happens” from time to time. Maybe they recognize it when it comes over them. Maybe they feel lucky. But most of the time, they hardly notice. Appreciation is really a passing thought. By failing to even acknowledge the magic of appreciation mere mortals stay just that, mere mortals.

Move up the ladder, and you have the mortals that have learned the value of appreciation and seek it out. They realize that appreciation is powerful and look for opportunities to cultivate it or bask in its warmth; they kind of chase appreciation around. These more enlightened souls know that everything looks lovelier in the light of appreciation kind of like faces always look more beautiful by candle light.

However, a true master of their own experience knows that appreciation is a magical tool that can be harnessed and directed at will. One can feel appreciation anytime they want by recalling a happy experience and raise their vibration. One can change the feeling in a room of people by bathing the room in appreciation. One can take any situation they want to change or transform and magically turn it around with appreciation.

Anna and her husband were having a lot of problems. They had only been married about a year. What had been a blissful courtship had turned into a cold and bitter marriage in what seemed like record time. The day to day chaos of life had taken Anna by surprise. However, when she finally took stock of what was happening, she knew immediately, as a magician what she needed to do.

Anna went on a full rampage of appreciation for her husband Marcus. She appreciated the heck out of him all the time. She told him about it as often as she could. However, more importantly she thought about all the things she appreciated about him with a dogged obsession. I was talking to her a few days ago and she broke out a list of things that she appreciated about him that she carried with her everywhere in her purse. Since she had begun her rampage of appreciation three weeks ago, she reported that her marriage was night and day. She felt like the honeymoon was back. Anna was seeing changes in Mark that she didn’t even anticipate and learning new things to appreciate about him everyday.

We are all that magical when we put appreciation to the test. Appreciation used as a tool and not just a random passing feeling can turn your world around and always for the better. Put it to the test for yourself and see what miracles you can conjure up for yourself.

Author's Bio

Lisa Hayes is a mind, body, soul, practitioner who views the person as a whole. With meditation for the mind, Yoga for the body, and as an ordained minister, for the soul, Lisa works with women to help them achieve peace and bliss in the chaos of their every day lives.

To contact Lisa email her at

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