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I have been going through an awakening recently, so to speak. It is completely mind boggling to realize just how many things are sitting there just waiting for you to give them their due attention, while you continue to pass them by, over and over, as if they were invisible. I watched a video today on the inner eye that I honestly would have laughed my ass off over a couple of months ago. Today however, it made perfect and complete sense to me. The most interesting part about all of this is that the universe completely choreographed this whole thing. Now, when I am standing here, looking at my life from a completely different perspective, I can see the very moments in time when it kept nudging me in this direction. If I weren’t so damn stubborn, it probably would have all happened a long time ago, but then everything happens for a reason, right?

I can’t begin to count the number of times that I have tried to pass on information to someone who just wasn’t ready to accept it yet. Conversely, I can’t count the number of times that I have been presented with concepts that I brushed off completely. We label these things. Our state of not being ready to accept relevant, yet world bending concepts completely stems from fear. To avoid considering these ideas, we label them, and we bundle them together with other concepts that do not appeal to us. For instance: there was a huge chunk of my life when I associated the pursuit of an organic, chemical-free lifestyle, with muddy parasite-ridden people who shared their homes with goats. That is a really big, messy, picture to have created in my mind, but I was using it as an illusion that protected me from the knowledge that was urging me to try and live the same way…only minus any parasites, mud, or goats.

It can all come together like dominoes cascading. The more pieces of the puzzle that we collect the more quickly the whole picture comes together. The funny thing is that I have begun to realize that it is not so much about me. To my utter delight, the awakening is somewhat universal. It seems like every single day lately, not only am I randomly making new friends with people who are in the midst of healthy lifestyle changes, but I have also noticed that my old friends are making similar transitions at the same time. As if suddenly, a switch was flipped, and our collective visions were all illuminated at the same time. Or maybe it merely has to do with the fact that I have a lot of friends who are turning forty…time to get busy, or serious, or something. 

So, how do we see the things that have always been right there waiting for us to notice them? We look…when we are ready, we begin to look around and discover that the answers we are hunting for are surprisingly easy to find. It simply requires a little letting go. When we let go of the things that we really don’t need, like the concern over what other people will think, and the fear of failure, we discover a newly illuminated world.

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I actually really dislike Oprah Winfrey as a talk show host and television personality.

I was home with my kids when they were babies and I had her show on a lot. Then at one point I remember her and her friend going into a Walmart and just cracking up over the fact that they were so frigging isolated by their current wealth that they didn’t understand how things worked there. Like the way that the plastic hangers operated or something…

I remember being absolutely disgusted at their behavior. Not only that someone who presents her life story as having grown up in poverty would turn around and make fun of the fact that she doesn’t understand how people who are not as well off as her would live, but additionally to think that her audience is so much less intelligent than she is that not one of us would be offended by her behavior.

Well I was, and I haven’t watched a thing that woman has put out in the past ten years.

I do think she is a brilliant actress though, even so, I couldn’t watch …