Give Peace a Chance!
Some people are so angry right now and who can blame them – we’re still in somewhat of a quarantine; people have lost their jobs – their way of life – and some of our basic rights have been taken away. This is not intended to be a political post. I have done my best to keep that out of my blogs. Why?
Because world peace is what is needed at this time.
As I have said many times, I am a Spiritualist medium and a reporter. It’s not always easy walking that fine line of objectiveness. These days I am a freelance writer and coined a name for myself many years ago: ‘Good News Lori.’ It’s all I write.
Backstory: On occasion I would post something political on my Facebook timeline. Talk about finding out who your friends are pretty quickly. Trust me when I say my posts were thought out and were not ‘angry’ in anyway. Some people were supportive, but others turned nasty and wrote from hate and anger. Heck, one friend said she couldn’t be my friend because I support something other than her. She blocked me. We have the freedom to choose.
Yes, in some instances I got angry, but I decided not to respond. I would delete comments that I didn’t like. I thought, ‘if my friends don’t like the post, why don’t they just move on?’ Maybe because they are angry at what is going on in the world and they don’t know how to express themselves. I decided that I was not going to write or allow anything political on my timeline. Why? Because world peace is what is needed at this time.
I support the President Of The United States regardless of who it is. What I do like is the peace treaty that have taken place. I just Googled peace treaty, and do you know what came up? Nothing about what POTUS has done. This is big news. I don’t care who you are. I had to add POTUS in my search to get the results I wanted. Yes, a peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and the agreement between Bahrain and Israel. I’m hoping for more to come.
I can only hope that this peace will trickle down into communities.
The trickle-down effect is a real thing.
Backstory: A couple of years ago. Women were being elected to political positions. Women were marching and gathering peacefully for women. That same year two women candidates for the board of trustees in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp were voted in; hence the trickle-down effect.
If we can just get a little more peace going at the top of the mountain, more will trickle-down.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we’re in the Aquarian Age, which is about peace, love, humanity, expansion of consciousness. The Piscean Age, which we have just left, is about greed, manipulation, anger and self-interest. Those who are in the depths of the latter do not want to give that up; hence the state of what is going on worldwide.
As if right on time (synchronicity), I heard the John Lennon song, “Give Peace a Chance,’ as I was mulling over what to write about today. I think we all should give peace a chance.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Judgement vs Opinion
Is there a difference between judgement and opinion? It was a topic of discussion many years ago when I first came to classes in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. Back then, I thought they were not one of the same.
As I’m sure I did back then, I looked up the definitions once again – always the reporter.
Judgement, according to a dictionary online, is ‘the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.’ Opinion, according to a dictionary online, is ‘a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.’
I decided to ask my daughter what her thoughts were. Of course, she was only too happy to share. ‘They are the same thing.’ I agreed momentarily.
I get that when each of us forms an opinion about something that it could be construed as a judgement in a way. However, it is our judgement of our opinion, which could be swayed at any point and time. It does not necessarily mean that we have judgement on another for their opinion, although some people do.
Honestly, the judgement definition is not that great. What exactly are ‘sensible conclusions?’
It really comes down to the person’s state of mind, and their intentions. Everything is subjective.
Here’s a good one: Is gossip, truly gossip? The definition, according to a dictionary online, is ‘casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.’
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: ‘If the information is true, it is not gossip.’ And again, it really depends on the person’s intentions when speaking about something or others.
How ‘bout this one – is it greatful or grateful? Of course, it’s grateful. But in my opinion, it should be greatful. Is anyone out there judging me as less than because of it? If so, take a look inside. What we see in others is within.
This blog is my opinion. It’s OK if you have another opinion about it. By doing this are you judging me? I don’t believe so. To me, it’s a conversation.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
I’m truly lucky that my grown daughter lives just 25 minutes away. I do my laundry once weekly at her place. I can’t even imagine going to the laundromat and having to wear a mask, so I am grateful to have another place. Plus, I have to say I am more grateful to spend time with my daughter and her fabulous boyfriend of two years.
Each week the three of us go out to dinner. Our latest and greatest: Malibu Beach Grill in Port Orange. My daughter and I split a filet and scallops wrapped in bacon. I know what you’re thinking ‘really good food for your diet.’ To top that off, I had a couple of sippy drinks, too. I’m down 15 pounds now, just FYI.
In the midst of laughter and conversation, her boyfriend said something about being in another dimension. You know I love that! Hehehe. I shared that I had to come up with an idea for my blog and then told a cute little story. I had a reading this past week with an elderly woman who had many health issues – mainly several back surgeries. After the reading, her daughter came in to assist and we all went to the porch. I noticed a car parked in a tenant’s spot. I mentioned it, but let it go. They were waiting for someone else to get out from their reading. A few minutes later I suggested they move the car. Her daughter went to do it, and I said to the woman, ‘I wonder if the tenant is on her way.’ We chuckled. Sure enough, seconds later the tenant pulled into her spot. We chuckled again. I love that!
Somehow the conversation moved to talking about other parents. My daughter shared a story about her co-worker and her mother. And then my daughter said she told her co-worker and I repeat: ‘My mom’s waiting for me at home right now and it’s Friday night.’ We roared. Did I mention we were in our own private room? They know us there. LOL
Finally, before we left, I used the lady’s room, which was near our table. On the way out, I was met at the door by a male employee with a garbage bag in hand wanting to go inside. I said there was someone else in there. Back at the table, as to not miss a beat, my daughter’s boyfriend said, ‘in Spirit?’ The comment went right over my head. ‘In the bathroom,’ he said. We laughed. Could a mother not wish for anything more perfect? Did I mention my daughter sees Spirit and is a medium, too?
You know, sometimes, we just have to let loose and have some fun – laugh it up.
Guess what? It’s Saturday. You still have time!
Many Blessing of Peace and Love!
Piece of Cake!
Last night, I actually had a good time cooking my meals – nine altogether. That will take care of five days of lunch and dinner. I had one leftover from last week. Cooking, it’s like riding a bicycle – you never forget how.
I just have to share some fun little anecdotes about my kitchen.
I’m a minimalist. I have exactly one fry pan, one kettle, one cookie sheet to bake on and four, yes, I said four, plastic cutting boards. I only use one, though.
If you recall from last week’s blog, I’ve been in my place nearly three years.
So, last week was the second time I set the clock on my oven, only because it doesn’t work unless you do it. I think that’s hysterical. I also only have one knife and it’s a paring knife. Hahaha. It works for me. And this week was the very second time in my life that I used a temperature gauge – even more hysterical. I was a pro this week. Nerves of steel! LOL
Last night I called my longest friend in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I’ve known her since I was 10 years old. I told her about the fun fiascos in my kitchen. She got a real kick out of it when I shared about the thermometer. She asked if I had ever made a turkey. My response: ‘Nope,’ then I asked, ‘Does it count if there’s a built-in thermometer, you know the ones that pop out when the meat is done? We laughed. And then she said, ‘I know when it’s done by pulling the leg.’ Impressive.
Backstory: My friend from La Crosse came to visit me in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp about four years ago. I was living in another place near the Colby Memorial Temple. She looked in my silverware drawer and saw one lone knife. We went to the store for groceries and when we got back, there was a set of four knives. LOL
She such a good friend that she never even said a word about the knives while on the phone last night. I heard her though – psychically. And I’m sure she knew it.
All this good cooking and portioning has done my body good. I’m down 11 pounds and I weigh in Sunday. I’m excited!
I’m already planning my cheat day. I said at the beginning that I would have it after losing 20 pounds. I decided to add five more, so 25 pounds it is. There’s this pizza joint that has the most fabulous garlic knots and pizza. I’m definitely having a soda pop, too. After that, it’s ice cream. And then it’s back to the routine.
Cooking isn’t so bad – once every five or six days works for me. As for my knives from my longtime friend, I’ll be picking them up from my daughter’s Sunday.
I am craving a little normalcy in my life. I think it might be time to start my online classes again. We shall see where life takes me!
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.