Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stuck In The Middle

confused woman sitting on fence
Stuck in the Middle
I am stuck in the middle of an ideological political war between friends.  I sit here and can see both sides of the fence knowing that I have thoughts that swing either way.  It’s a strange place to hover and yet, seems rather normal at the same time.  Am I alone atop this political divide and must sit here in solitude?  At times, I feel just that way.

I see such ugliness emerge from the mouths and written thoughts of my friends and cannot believe it.  I grew up with so many of these people who are now so strongly vetted into their stance, that they no longer see the heart and soul of an individual; spewing hatred as a second-nature act.  It disgusts me, really, as I try to make sense of the anger they project. 

My view from my perch is rather terrifying as I do not know in which way to hop down.  I have this strange blend of political beliefs that can weave from side to side of the fence.  My heart is woven with kindness and non-judgement, so I have a hard time understanding why others do not see the damage their words are doing.  I have grown up with those who have preached how to “walk a mile in another’s shoes”, yet they have forgotten to apply that metaphor to their own personal life.  Not everyone’s shoes are the same, nor have they covered the same ground and experiences.  I don’t understand the hatred and judgment.

Some of my political beliefs lean left.  Some of my political beliefs lean right.  Not one of my political beliefs is set in stone and can be changed and altered in my mind at any time.  This is okay from my highest perch point in the middle and should be okay with others.   Will I change them?  Probably not, but if I have new experiences and new directions to go, they could.

My heart is heavy for the first time in my adult life over the hatred that is encompassing my world and my life.  I have not seen this side of my friends or family that pulls out of them a negative energy that is so disparaging.  My social life is crumbling because I cannot trust the conversation that will ensue; which usually is politics.  There seems to be no happy, social banter running around these days.

Are these the signs of the times for the next four years while this new president is in office?  Did his placement in the bigger scheme of things root out that which has tentacles deep and does not wish to be released?  Is a lower, vibrating energy being uprooted and dismantled like no one has ever seen , causing mass chaos in the minds of so many?

There is so much fear.  Fear that I do not live within nor do I acknowledge or accept in my life.  I find myself taking each moment as it is and hoping for the best.  I cannot live a life of fear, a life of negative attacks toward all those I love, a life of cutting others out of my life because I don’t believe with their side of the political fence.  I will not allow that fear to drive my spirit and my voice, as the fear is vitriolic and filled with hatred.

As I sit here stuck in the middle of this political warfare, I am reminded to find my balance; find my center.  I am reminded to keep my judgments away and share love to those disheartened and running on fear.  I am reminded that my life is my own choosing, and I can choose to remain atop this fence looking at both sides of the battle with an open heart and open mind.  I am reminded that for a reason I don’t always understand, there are those whose lives have led their beliefs extremely to the left and extremely to the right of the political divide.  I am okay with myself hovering in the middle.  I am reminded to continue to respect others’ opinions, as I know they have not done so with mine.  I will remain atop this fence and stay above the fear and hope to deflect some of the word slinging from friends whom I thought without judgment.  

I will remain stuck in the middle.

Disclaimer:  At this time, the comment section is on, but hatred and judgement will not be tolerated.  I've heard both sides of the political arguments, ad nauseum.  Please keep your comments respectful.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cross the Bridge to Forgive and Heal

Each person is struggling to place their steps sure on the ground and un-wavered.  Many have turned back with a match to burn the bridge that led them over the rough, unstable water and crevices.  It is not advisable to turn and burn that which may be a route of escape.  Many burn the path that led them forward — creating the metaphor of the path for the person who wronged them.  The path is not the person.  The path can lead you back to healing and forgiveness.  Don't turn and burn the bridge, but walk back across it to forgive and heal.

Sometimes, actually most times, forgiveness and healing takes place within your own heart space.  Forgiveness does not always mean you approve of any wrongs launched your way, but forgiveness does free up your heart space for love.  It releases you from the bonds that hold your heart captive with anger and frustration and sadness.  Forgive, release, and heal your heart to find the path that you truly wish to walk down that is littered with light from the Divine and love in innumerous amounts.

Take a moment and think of a moment that needs to be healed.  Are you able to cross back across the bridge to administer the healing?  Remember, this can also be done inside your own heart space to heal your own heart.  But, you must cross to the other person and let them know with your own thoughts and words, that you forgive them for all they did to wrong you.  As well, you must accept forgiveness in return for the hard feelings that wove a wedge between the hearts.  Let go and forgive.  Let go and free your heart, mind, body, and soul to heal to its full depth.

Let go and be the force of love that you wish to portray and to encompass. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Be Specific With Your Affirmations and Prayers

Be Specific With Your Affirmations and Prayers

I have learned over the years to pay attention to my affirmations that are in my prayers, thoughts, and sometimes spoken out loud to myself or others.  I have listened to and followed the teachings of Abraham-Hicks off and on for the last 10+ years.  This collective of spiritual teachers called Abraham lead us through lessons about the Law of Attraction; words equal action.  You create with your own thoughts.

A little background to my story... well, I am frustrated with the educational system not only in this country, but also in the state I reside.  We are not proudly standing at 48th in the nation for financial support of our school children; the future we are raising, and the salary of the educators.  How sad and pathetic is that?  I understand some states must be at the bottom, but unfortunately, we are at the bottom by 1000's of dollars difference in our education spending.

Anyway, in my frustration with working a job that does not pay well and struggling on a weekly basis paying bills, putting food on the table, and at the same time trying to afford to send one daughter to college, I sent up some prayers and affirmations on my way to work one morning.  Forgetting in the moment that I can co-create with my affirmations, I just blurted out to God and my angelic guides, clouded by my frustrations of having no money once again and blinded by tears, "I just want a million dollars!"  That was it, it was released to the Universe.

You can see where this is going.  Halfway through my morning with my students, I sat at my teacher desk for a moment and one of my boys handed me something.  He was curious if I would like to keep the item he was giving me.  It was a fake one million dollar bill!  I laughed and laughed and laughed.

I did ask for that, didn't I?

So, when praying, creating affirmations, or meditating be clear with your thoughts.  If you are asking the Universe for anything, make sure it is worded exactly how you would like to receive it.  We often just throw up our wishes and desires, but forget that the Universe hears every word and tries hard to deliver.

Have you done anything similar?  I would love to hear about it.

Building My Future Through Affiliate Marketing

Building My Future Through Affiliate Marketing

I am a teacher by day (4 days a week), but am a student of affiliate marketing by night and weekends.  I have dedicated a ton of my free time to learning affiliate marketing and how to make an investment in my future.  I don't see an education career as a long-term option anymore, as I feel education is continually devalued more and more.  Unfortunately, the love of working with children does not pay my bills nor help to send my own children to college.  I have decided enough is enough and want a better future for myself and my children.

I joined Wealthy Affiliate to gain knowledge and approach the learning platform as a second career.  I put as much time and effort as I could possibly give to designing, building, and creating a website.  I had the understanding of websites and blogs, as I have had this site for years, but never fully understood the power of how your words are arranged and placed on the page.  This is the power of SEO (search engine optimization).  What you have for keywords and how they are placed within your blog post or article is very important for gaining strength within the search engine world.

When you look at this blog site, you can see that it is empty.  I started over.  I moved many of my posts to my new website, The Real Soul, and have written more there.  I wanted to get a thorough understanding of website development, so I moved the posts that were relevant to the niche there.  It is an empty slate here, and I look forward to building up this blog site again with something new; more thoughts from my daily life.

Then, I decided that one site was not enough, so I decided to begin to chronicle my journey to learn Wordpress websites.  I have just started to post articles about this learning modality and it's been fun.  My second site, Stay At Home Work, is more about my journey to becoming a stay at home mom.  That is my end-goal afterall!

Are you stuck in a rut and want to try something new?  I am truly enjoying my learning and applying at Wealthy Affiliate. There are members at all levels of development, but what I love the most is that there are members who have incredible marketing and computer knowledge.  When I get stuck, I know that I can ask a question and get a helpful answer.

The other thing I love about Wealthy Affiliate is that they have a Free Starter Membership that gives you access to incredible training for 7 days.  You can get on the site and read, read, and learn all you want.  Someone can stay at the FREE status for lifetime or upgrade to Premium Membership and gain access to 1000's of hours of training and so many other incredible features.  I ended up only being on Wealthy Affiliate for a day before I saw the value of the site and upgraded.  I am now 3 months in and have 3 websites, all of them at different stages of development, with the affiliate profit just beginning to trickle in.  I cannot wait to see what the next 3 months brings me!

If you were curious what the benefits of membership include, check out this banner.

Join me on this journey of incredible investment toward your future.  Do you have a passion and want to learn how to create a website around that passion and monetize it?  I am an active member of Wealthy Affiliate and am always available to help with any questions.  Also, if I am not online at the time, there are 1000's of members online ready to answer and chat.  It's a community of helpers!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hope, Peace, Love, Joy

Spending my day doing some beautiful intuitive readings, time with family, and shopping online for gifts for others! 

A day filled with HOPE, LOVE, PEACE, and JOY!

Wealthy Affiliate — My Review


I thought all affiliate marketing programs were a scam!  When I discovered Wealthy Affiliate  it seemed too good to be true.  I joined for the free sign-up and started the Certification Courses to see if the program would teach me anything or force me to figure it out on my own.  On a personal note,  I am an elementary school teacher, so learning is my passion!  It was time to take care of me and learn something new that I always wanted to learn! 

To my surprise, I was pulled in and learning right from the start!  I was so excited, I found myself signing up for the Premium membership within a day!  What did I have to lose?  I also found that I could unsubscribe and cancel my membership super easy — I had immediate access to that piece of Wealthy Affiliate.  It made me feel comfortable knowing that I could leave any time without harassment.  Win/Win for me! 

When I first joined Wealthy Affiliate, I knew absolutely nothing about affiliate marketing. Zip. Zilch.  Nada.  I was going in on a wing and prayer to learn something so different for me, yet hopefully fulfilling and empowering to earn money at home so that I could leave my full-time career to be my own boss. 

I decided that the initial cost of $0, was just the price I wanted to get started; no credit card required.  I could roam around on the site and start the first module of training without a risk of losing any money.


What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate (WA), which was founded in 2005 by Kyle and Carson, has quickly become a community of over 800,00 online entrepreneurs learning with top-notch training modules and making money through affiliate marketing.

Wealthy affiliate does not ever promise to make you rich overnight, but does provide the best training you will ever find online to give you all the tools you need to be successful.  You must build up your own site trust and style of website development to gain the traffic you need to be a top-of-the-line entrepreneur.  It is a site of sharing of resources amongst the community members, from Kyle and Carson all the way down to the newest members.

I am always amazed at the collective knowledge being shared by everyone at Wealthy Affiliate!  I feel like I am taking a college course for almost free!

Excellent Features Of Wealthy Affiliate

  • Free Trial Membership (No Credit Card Required)
  • Amazing and Comprehensive Training Classrooms and Videos
  • Strict Spam-Free Environment
  • 800,000 community members
  • Live Chat- open always- scrolling on the sideboard
  • Access to successful online entrepreneurs at all times
  • Access to the owners, Kyle and Carson
  • 2 Free Easy-to-Build Websites with training how to build them
  • No Sell-Ups (except to Premium membership)
  • So much more....

Is Wealthy Affiliate For You?

Are you tired of the grind and working for someone else with little enjoyment?  Are you tired all the time and want to stay home and support yourself?  Wealthy Affiliate is for anyone; Moms, Dads, Grandparents, College Students, those who are stuck in an endless job, retired people ready to make extra income, and so on.  This program is for everyone willing to work hard at home for their own success!

Claim Your STARTER Membership Now for $0!

How much does Wealthy Affiliate cost?

The STARTER membership is free and will always remain that way!  The PREMIUM membership costs $49 per month ($19 the first month if signed up for Premium within 7 days).  Claim Your Premium Membership Now!

What Are You Waiting For?

When you first create an account, you head over to the Certification Courses (or hang out on the Activity Dashboard and meet kind, giving members).  You will see the first Course ready for you!


There are 10 lessons within this first Level; Getting Started, Understanding How to Make Money Online, Choose a Niche, Building Your OWN Website, Setting Up Your Website, Getting Your Site Ready for SEO, Finding Content Ideas From Keywords, Understanding Website Pages and Creating Your First 3, Creating Quality Website Content, and a Recap of the Lessons.

WOW!  Not only does Kyle share how to Get Started, but also how to build your website, add content, and be ready to launch your website! When you sign up for Premium, which I did because I was ready to monetize my website and learn all that I could about Affiliate Marketing, you will have access to the remaining Levels of learning!  I couldn't contain my excitement!  Spend some time looking around this website and see what I have learned!  I have created a website, added content, added affiliate links, and have increased reader engagement.  My website is successful!

The following Levels walk you through each with 10 Lessons to Produce Traffic to your website, how to monetize and make money, the key steps to master social engagement, and achieving success through content creating!  That is 40 more lessons for only $19.00 for the first Premium month sign-up, if signed up
within 7 days!

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 I found Wealthy Affiliate NOT a scam, but an enriching site with members who share lessons continually to be a more successful Online Entrepreneur.  I have followed many members and learned from their blog posts.  Kyle and Carson, the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, have made a community of lifelong learners and teachers of Network Marketing that is an incredible place!  Kyle and Carson are very involved with the community and actively participate each day.  They are reachable and available for any questions any time!  You don't get this any other place!

Join me for freeand become your own boss (i.e., a WEALTHY AFFILIATE)!   The first month is only $19.00 if signed up for Premium within the first 7 days! 

Amazing Websites Designed Using Wealthy Affiliate — Endless Possibilities


  Please drop a comment below!  I would love to hear from you.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Exploring Life's Options

As I sit here today in contemplation of what life is about, I think of that which I have accomplished and the goals I have set forth for the future.  I realized this morning that I have been working since I was 14 years old.  I am beginning the quick assent to the half century mark.  I have had a myriad of jobs and one larger career that has consumed most of my working time.  Were the jobs fulfilling?  For a bit, but I long for so much more and my eyes are turned toward something greater.  Freedom — to be my own boss and make my own conditions.

I have recently joined an affiliate marketing site thinking I would learn a bit about affiliate marketing and see where it takes me.  I am a lifelong learner, so this new venture was exciting!  I didn't realize the impact it has already made on my life.  I joined with the free starter membership because I am pragmatic; to a fault.  There was a whole lot of training available to explore and the prospect excited me and made me feel a bit apprehensive as well.

I realized within the day that this was a community of teachers and learners that I wanted to be a part of for a long time.  The career paths the other members are coming from are varied; ranging from college students to those in technical careers.  The community shares and supports each other in their learning, no matter which level of learning each other is on.  I am impressed!

I have created two websites, not including this blog; one a website that is a product review site and another site that is my own personal writing website with soul wisdom.

Have you ever wanted a change in career and have not done anything about it?  Don't wait and explore your options.  You never know what opportunities will pop up in your field of vision.

Please leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you!