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June 10, 2010

Flexi Duck’s Challenge

Filed under: Family,Inspirational Story — memorylane46 @ 11:55 pm

Ducks represent flexibility and adaptability.  These qualities are essential for our children to survive in today’s fast-changing society.  This story will help build those qualities in the reader.  I have used it successfully before  hypnotherapy sessions with children.

It is said that ducks like water.  In a way, ducks are like you and I .  They love water, but they also love the ground.

Flexi Duck was not like other ducks.  Flexi loved water all right.  So much so that he never wanted to come out.

Flexi’s father would say:  “We are going on a picnic today.  Come with us Flexi.  We will fly high over the forest.”  Flexi cried!  Flexi begged!  Flexi implored!  Flexi did not want to move!

Father Duck pushed Flexi with his wings.  He pecked at him with his beak.  When Flexi finally decided to go, he did not enjoy himself.  He pouted! He fretted!  He made everybody’s lives miserable.

Flexi’s mother always repeated: “It is up to you to choose how much fun you are having.”

Flexi was not a strong duck.  He only ate the food he found in water.  He did not exercise his wings.  His parents were worried.  ” Flexi,” they said, “soon we will have to fly south for the winter.  Migration is not easy.  You will have to fly in the V formation of the flock.  You will have to do your share of the work.  Come and exercise your wings!”

Flexi cried!  Flexi begged!  Flexi implored!  He did not want to move.

Mother Duck pushed Flexi with her wings.  Father Duck pecked at him with his beak.  Sister Duck and brother Duck teased him.  When Flexi decided to fly with his family, he tired quickly.  His father repeated mother’s words.  “Flyiong is so much fun.  It is up to you to choose how much fun you are having!”

One day Flexi’s parents said:  “Enough!  We will not invite you any more.  You will decide when you want to act like a member of this family.”  And off they went.  Sister and brother were laughing.  They were having lots of fun.

Flexi felt a lump in his throat!  He was very sad to be left alone.  Flexi became hungry!  He could not find any food!

Flexi saw Mr. Wolf coming his way!   He spread hisw ings to fly far and fast, but he was too tired to move.  Flexi was terrified.  He looked for a place to hide.  Far away he could see a big stone.  “If only I could get to that stone” thought Flexi.

Flexi started to move.  He walked!  He fluttered his wings!  He floated!  He looked behind!  Mr. Wolf was still coming.  He was in no hurry.  He knew Flexi Duck wasn’t strong.  He had been watching Flexi for a long time.  He only waited for a chance to get at Flexi!  What a tasty meal he would be!

Flexi thought about Mother Duck.  He thought about Father Duck.  He thought about his brother and sister.  He remembered his parent’s words.  Then a bright light flashed in his mind!  His heart filled with love.  Words floated around his head:  “It is up to you to choose…”

Flexi was filled with strength! The love in his heart exploded!  He felt like he had new wings!  Flexi raised himself high on his feet.  He spread his wings and off he went!  He flew high and he flew far!  He never looked back!

Soon he found his family.  He proudly joined them.

Now Flexi remembers:  “It is up to me to choose…”  He lets nothing bother him.  He never stays behind, unless he chooses to, for a good reason.  Problems just roll off his back, like water off the back of a duck!



Grow In Peace

Filed under: Health,Inspirational Story — memorylane46 @ 11:52 pm
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After the birth of my third child, a feeling of peace, a Presence, a mighty powerful feeling such as I have never encountered before enveloped me. It possessed me.  It took a hold of my whole being.  I cannot explain how it got there or why.  It was magnificent.  I relived a similar feeling another time while I was in the dream state.  I often try to recapture these moments.  I will myself to be at peace.  I practice peace.

We have much to learn from the world around us.

September 11th 2001 is  a day that history will never forget!  A day of terror!  Why?  Senseless death and destruction leading the world into another war!  Terrorists on suicide missions!  Is it possible for some people not to feel fear?  Is it possible to hate so much that one sees death as the solution?

Peace… the solitary white heron, standing on one leg, immobile for a long time, one with nature that surrounds it.

Learn from the heron.  Take time to stop and feel the wind on your cheeks.  Know that as the breeze caresses your face, the spirit is moving through you.

Stand quietly in a solitary place.  Become grounded. Be one with nature.  Know that the light that shines through you is brighter than the sun.  Meditate on that light.  Send peaceful thoughts through every cell in your body.  Can you do that and remain angry with your brother?  I hardly think so.

Peace starts within.  Unresolved conflicts, anger, is like a grain of sand under the eyelid.  With every flicker, the wound grows from a tiny scratch to an infected sore until you can’t open and close your eyes.  Blinded, you err from one side to another, stumbling along the way, creating a rebounding emotional holocaust.

The mind is like a garden.  It needs to be tended on a daily basis.  Do not allow weeds to take over!  Replace them with seeds.  Nourish the seeds.  Know, as the gardener knows that the seeds will germinate. ” If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed ye shall say unto this mountain…”

E-motions can leave you de-motioned, paralysed with fear.  Cultivate a happy mind.  When the mind is happy, the body reacts in a positive way.

Nervous tension, indigestion, high blood pressure, ulcers, heart attacks are but a few of the diseases that can be prevented by a positive frame of mind.

Make peace with your brother today.  Make peace with yourself.  accept that you are not perfect.  Accept that you have made mistakes.  Learn from your mistakes.

Peace has a domino effect.  People who stay calm have a calming effect on others.  People who practice peace are passing on the greatest gift to humanity.  It is a choice we make; stand like the peaceful heron and absorb the beauty around you or wail like the storm and destroy what lies on your path.

Bring yourself back to a time when you felt at peace.  Feel the peace.  Relive it.  Send it through your body, from head to toes.  Feel it heal.  Let it.

You will then know that you have the power to be who you want to be.  You will love your life.  You will want to live it to the fullest.


June 7, 2010

Health Tip Number 4

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:38 am

Food is one constant in your life.  You cannot get away from it.  Your digestive system works hard for you without a rest.  Even while you sleep, it is hard at work.  Treat it well, don’t overeat and eat your celery.

Health Tip Number 3

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:37 am

Before you go on drugs for cholesterol, try herbals along with a change in diet.  It may be all you need, you will feel better and you will not suffer from side effects.

Health Tip Number 2

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:36 am

Eat a kiwi to relieve or better yet to avoid constipation.  It works best on an empty stomach but it always works.  There is no need for drugs!

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