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Perspectives on Power – 77 – The power of family

For me the mere mention of family elicits strong emotions and a sense of groundedness and eternal support and love. I grew up on the family farm, surrounded by siblings and cousins and even the surrounding communities where we played cards, went to church, went to school, and got groceries from felt like an extended family.

I am home to the family farm this weekend. Back on Fairview road watching spring work her magic. Throwing a baseball with my nephew. Sharing a meal with Mom and Dad (seriously no one’s apple crisp will ever taste like my Mother’s!!) & getting ready to run a 5K race tomorrow with my niece to support the local hospital!

The power of family is incredibly fierce. Wars have been waged and great feats of human accomplishment achieved all in the name of family.

Consider connecting with your family (either a chosen tribe or the one you were born into or both!) In a powerful way today. Consider opening yourself to share and receive all the gifts that are present and honour one another for who they are as human BEings. Our very presence is such a gift to give, as is the presence of family a true gift to receive.

Blessings to you and your beloved families,
Pamela


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Perspectives on Power – 78 – The power of ideas

I love ideas!  I love knowing that people want to come into conversation with me because they know they will walk away with a tonne of ideas!  I love sharing ideas, I love receiving ideas.  I love the momentum that idea generation resides in, and I love the energy and enthusiasm that builds with seeing those ideas through to implementation!  It may be years in the making, it may only be a matter of hours from idea to completion, whatever it is, if the idea came to you, and you know in your gut that it is your gift to give to the world, whatever you do, hold on to that idea. Water it. And one day you will see it in full bloom.

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Often I meet people who wonder what their purpose is in life, and I always ask them if they ever had any crazy ideas growing up.  And most of the time they did have some dream that age helped them find reasons to not pursue (usually related to time, money, and whether or not others would approve/like/use it). I include myself in this group of people believe it or not.

Except now I am changing that perception of me.

Now I am declaring myself the birth-mother of ideas, and I am nurturing them into implementation, and I am connected to the power of those ideas as a gift to me and through me.  I feel a sense of duty, obligation, joy, sharing, and connection to bring these ideas to life and out into the world.  I have a clear vision of how others will be bathed in beautiful vibrations in the sharing of their gifts as well.

Sometimes, all we need is a nudge.

Sometimes, we need a stick.

Sometimes, we need a negative consequence as our reason why not to listen to all our reasons why not.  (How many famous authors started writing to feed their family?!)

Sometimes, we need a positive outcome as our reason why not to listen to all our reasons why not to pursue our idea. (If one person is inspired by what I am writing today, then it is ‘worth it’ to write, because that one person is a light warrior in this world spreading love and peace to many many others.  I know the ripple effect is always at work.)

Sometimes, we need an accountability partner.  A coach, a mentor, a friend. Someone who sees our greatness and will not let us give up or give excuses or reasons for why we did not pursue our ideas.

What ideas have you had in the past that you did pursue?  How did you feel in the pursuing of them?

What ideas are still lurking?  Do you see the power those ideas have in your life still?  Do you see any power in bringing them forward now and pursuing them?

I benefit greatly from some amazing accountability partners in my life and I am humbled to serve as an accountability partner for others as well.  May you find what you are seeking in your journey as well.

Blessings,

Pamela

 


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Perspectives on Power – 79 – The power of reminders

For some reason the news of Jim Flaherty today really saddened me.  Here was a man who had not even been retired for 6 weeks.  Had not even had a summer to enjoy after a very long, cold, snowy winter in the National Capital Region.  Gone.

And then the audiobook I was listening to on the way home somehow managed to come to a point where it talked about the difference between people who love what they do for a living and the fate of those who live a life where earning $ working is a means to an and of some unknown uniqueness.

This too struck a chord…a powerful chord…

It seemed as though reminders were there everywhere encouraging me to keep on with the activities I do love (like writing here!) and to follow through on the ideas that really speak to me in a visceral sense.  I am thankful for reminders like this to help me live a life of goosebumps every day.  To be an advertisement for the motto “The better it gets the better it gets.  Good things are always coming my way! The Universe has my back!”

I am happy for Jim to have found peace, and I am sure the Universe has his back to.  I’m also happy to have found such a happy place inside myself that helps all my ‘work’ to be satisfying and inspiring (because I have the tools now to create myself as satisfied and inspired).

I am so very grateful and I wish this way of BEing for all who feel called… And I know that the creating for me has only just begun.  I have met so many fun and fantastic people living very creative and juicy lives in the last couple of years that I have begun dreaming even more for myself and my loved ones!  That is very powerful indeed.  Thank you for the reminders dear Universe.

Blessings,

Pamela

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Perspectives on Power – 80 – The Power of Music!

Wow, I cannot believe this is day 20 already and I have not written about the power of music yet!  Even more incredible, is that I have listened to very little music today myself, and yet I was so inspired to share this topic in my perspectives on power, because I saw a video promoting down syndrome awareness and fundraising using Pharrell William’s “Happy” song.  This song obviously gets a lot of people clapping along and smiling!  I also love Avicci’s Levels for an instant pick-me-up!

Sometimes I find myself humming a lullabye that my mother used to sing to me as a baby.

Sometimes I find that breaking out into Gangnam Style dancing and singing lightens the mood of any room.

Sometimes I find myself singing camp songs that bring back fond memories of childhood.

Sometimes I find myself digging out house/trance classics from my university days and dancing up a storm in my living room or car.

And there’s no denying when I hear Phil Collins it reminds me of his biggest fan ever that I knew in university.  And when I hear Sarah McLachlan or Alanis Morrissette I am instantly reminded of some of the profoundly sad moments in my life.

Last summer I was transported to a different realm when I discovered the Balkan Beat Box group at a local outdoor music festival.  While I enjoy listening to their music now, it is because of the memories it elicits.  A warm summer night, sharing great times with great people, watching these

musicmusicians sharing their true passion, dancing and loving life!  🙂  In fact, I was almost ready to fly to Europe 10 days later to see them again at another music festival that is how touched, moved and inspired I was that night!

 

Music is powerful.  It carries so much meaning and emotion.  Everyone is affected to some degree or another.  Memories are attached to music. Memories are created when music is present.  Music can change your entire day and add to the momentum of your life.

What gets you groovin’?  What tunes do you pull out when you need a good cry?  What is your favourite playlist to cook dinner to?  Or a cleaning the house playlist?  I’d love to receive any youtube playlists in the comments that you’d like to recommend.  Combining the power of sharing and the power of music = it’s gonna be a great power-filled weekend!

Spinning in a pirouette and dipping into a curtsy,

Pamela 🙂

 

Music 2 Soul


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Perspectives on Power – 81 – The Power of Little Things

After seeing the viral video (which Thailand is getting really good at these days!) on what it means to be a Hero, and then having a day filled with everyday hero reminders myself, I am now consciously aware of how special the little things are in life.  Strung along in the memory chain of our brains, they really do add up to be the big things later on.

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I remember showering the other day and I was late for where I was supposed to be, and not really in the mood to go there anyways because I had a lot of other exciting creative projects I was in the mood to delve into, and as I was stepping out of the shower I saw my first ladybug of the season.

A huge smile erupted on my face and I had a lovely conversation with said ladybug!  I thanked her for showing me that spring is here!  I thanked her for being in my awareness on this very morning when I was obviously off track before breakfast, and now back into joyful presence thanks to her.  I cannot tell you what else happened that day, but days, maybe even a week later, I can tell you how elated I felt seeing a ladybug in my bathroom and what a special moment it was for me.  I even took a picture of her and shared it with a friend!

That is the beauty of little things.  You never know if it’s the smile you give, the nod of acknowledgement to a street person begging for money, the ride home you give someone, the words of encouragement, the coffee you buy, the charity you support, the bags you help carry, the door you hold open, the elevator door you hold for the person coming 5 seconds later, the tip you leave a waitress, the kickstarter campaign you support, and on and on and on.  We just never know how one smile can really be the ripple effect that changes a day, a week, a month, a life.

I’m declaring us all Heroes today!  We are all capable of being present, sharing our love and joy with others, and dancing to the magic of life.

There is great power in the little things.  Enjoy BEing the receiver and giver of them today and always.  If you want your gift to keep on giving, feel free to share in the comments here too.  I love hearing stories about the precious little moments that touched a person deeply.

With great love,

Pamela

Let Love Rule