I have to be honest dear friends I really didn’t want to get out of bed this morning. Not because I was sad or not wanting to face the day but because it was so cosy and warm and I was saying positive affirmations and Gratitudes while I was laying there and I didn’t want to stop but when I pressed the play button and this beautiful gem started playing it was ok and I floated out of bed.
No. 1 = Louis Armstrong – Wonderful World
This is a beautiful Video to accompany the song that truly emphasises the meaning. I always loved this song because the most loving peaceful beautiful soul that I have ever met on this planet loved Louis Armstrong and played this to me as a child as well as playing his own trumpet. Unfortunately my uncle developed cancer and was taken far too early. It was my first experience of death but even in death he was gracious and he said with a smile “It’s OK kid, I get to play with Louis now”.
No. 2 = Shalamar – There it is
This song makes me feel soooooo young as I recall floating across the dance floor week after week while it was in the charts ‘Pop pickers’ and I might have had a little crush on Jeff Daniels as I watched him float across the floor on Top of The Pop’s. If you think MJ was the king of moonwalking if you have some free time have a quick search for Shalamar on YouTube ?
No. 3 = Kool & The Gang – Get Down on It
How you gonna do it with your back up against the wall? It’s a bit like life. If you don’t get your back off the wall, take a chance and dance across the floor of life and get down on it how ya gonna know what you can achieve.
Let’s all get down on it today and give life our all while still taking time to see what a wonderful world it is.
A few months ago I wrote the blog post “I Feel a Shift” because I had started to notice a happiness habit-forming despite of all the usual negative media we are bombarded with and asked the question was anyone else seeing too?
I was seeing adverts on TV with a more positive slant. One showing people carrying out Random Acts of Kindness that was having a chain reaction.
Talking of Random Acts of Kindness I watched Evan Almighty again and the weekend and for many of a year I have planned to have everyone do the dance at my funeral before they leave the venue so they leave on a High, as well as play Louis Armstrong’s ‘Wonderful World ‘ and Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’.
A couple of days ago I learnt I must confess from one of my favourite past times … Reading Pam Grouts Blog about women from my country but not county unfortunately or I would shake her hand was requesting her followers retweet the idea that we are seeing more good news and getting the idea we should love our enemy. The the other bit of information gained from the fabulous Ms Grout was that this lady had tweeted about a former anti-Muslimist who went to his local Mosque to apologize. I clicked on the Huff Post article and reading it made my heart want to burst with happiness.
It’s easy to feel happy about things and people we love but not so easy about things we don’t like and people we don’t love (No SxxT Sherlock! I hear you cry) but the other day reading more about Epigenetic’s and how negative thinking can have a harmful effect on our bodies I knew it was in my best interests to love even my enemy.
I also read recently (I read a hell of a lot, it is my passion and it was probably by Ms Grout but I have read so much by so many I lose track,) some advise that when someone is annoying you, unpleasant etc say silently inside “Bless You”. Well reading this fitted right in with my loving my enemy help myself philosophy because when someone is unpleasant I just remember to say “Bless You” followed by their name.
Shortly after gaining the information that other people are sharing the, or encouraging the Happiness Habit I watch on TV a British Celebrity discussing the sequence of events that led him to write a book containing short funny poems and until the “Sequence of Events” or the Universe doing what it does best he had never written a poem before in his life and his motive was to make people happy because as he said in his words “There appears to be a lot of not so nice things going on in the world and we seem to forget that there ‘IS’ things to be happy about and we spend so much time worrying about things that aren’t even going to happen, I just wanted to make people smile and have a little bit of happiness”
Well after shouting a loud “Yes” at the TV I felt inspired to write a post about the “obvious growing” shift in happiness and just as I consciously made the decision I saw my phone light up. I’d been tagged in a post by my daughter. When I investigated she had nominated me in something that must be going around on social network, to upload 5 photo’s that make you happy.
Today I Am living my bliss and I must be just one big Bliss magnet.
Appears to be normal day, bit excited because later I maybe test driving my new car that Universe has kindly lined up for me – perfect timing and all that ( I may or may not blog about that later to evidence LOA interaction).
But the main purpose of this post is how I just love the unexpected WoW’s that make the normal go kapow !!!! (bat man styley).
Today was Secret Santa day in our office. Last year I was the new girl and no-one really knew me and I still thought people don’t really know me but I obviously wasn’t keeping my cards as close to my chest as I thought I had.
I was literally shocked and stunned and extremely grateful to receive my gift. Now two things rock my boat, anything to do with quantum physics/law of attraction and books so you will understand my elation when you see the attached photo.
I was so genuinely appreciative, as everyone started to disperse I wanted to get back to my desk and be the first to email my gratitude to all the prospective Secret Santa’s.
A short time later I was alone in my office and I thought I may rock through a couple of pages however for some unknown reason drilling started not far from my office and I became aware that I had a slight headache and was finding it difficult to concentrate with the background noise.
This lead on to me filtering through my bag trying to find some headache tablets which wouldn’t reveal themselves so decided it was an opportune moment to have a clear out and as I was spreading the contents all over my desk (and the bag crumbs ukhhh !!) in the bin I came across my comfort Art materials that I carry around with me and the sketchbook that I placed in there after my visit to Tate Britain in September, promising myself Turner styley to aim to sketch something as often as I could yet it has remained in there empty ever since.
On my desk there is a Company cup that I use as a stationary holder and the other day whilst reaching for a marker I accidentally touched the one and only pencil in the cup and I actually had a physical feeling in my gut that I don’t get from any other stationary. It was a really nice feeling but at the same time it was like “Oh !!”. I thought about the feeling and wondered what it represents? Is it something connected to my core, my higher self, my purpose?
I can do the roughest doodle to explain something and people have commented ‘Oh look how good that is’ or ‘I could never draw like that and you do it so easily’ but until that feeling in my tummy I hadn’t really acknowledged these comments because – hands up I admit it – I Am full of self-doubt and lack confidence in my abilities.
My art materials were in front of the cup and this triggered my pencil memory so I took a pencil and my sketchbook and decided to doodle nothing in particular but just for the feeling of an art material in my hand. It felt delightful and to enhance the experience I used my phone to listen to some music. Louis Armstrong came on ‘La Vie en Rose’ and then I used my pocket watercolour set with no water but just the tip of my tongue and I thought this is blissful – this is what life is all about, this is how life should feel like.
My little blissful doodle for no other reason than – BLISS !!
Well my energy must have been buzzing because a colleague came into the office and seeing my book on the desk they asked “Do you have any idea who gave that to you yet as you seem so happy and someone seems to know you well.” I explained I still have no idea but I can only think of 4 people who would know what to get me.
The colleague said who she thought it might be. She felt it was the Managing Director/ my Line Manager. I too had to admit out of the 4 people my instincts are also saying them as I did mention my love of reading physics books during my appraisal. My colleague continued that this person probably gets his wife to buy his present after explaining the persons interests if known.
The colleague I was speaking to shares an office with the Managing Directors wife and added that they may have spoken to their daughter for advise as what to get because their daughter works for the BBC and their job means they have something to do with Programs that include Brian Cox. I nearly fell off my chair as I have been a fan of Brian Cox long before he came on the radar as ‘Thinking Women’s Totty’ but what really knocked my socks off was my colleague thinking that maybe the bosses daughter ‘Might be’ able to get my book signed by Brian.
I said I couldn’t ask that but my colleague was positive it was worth a try and explained that the daughter was home for Christmas so would be able to collect the book to take back to London and that my colleague was determined to ask her colleague on my behalf.
Moral of my post
Just feel it’s an example of how fast things can escalate with a small bit of positive energy and a massive amount of gratitude, you get more things to be grateful for.
Signing off now as I am off to test drive my new car.
I have been journalling secretly for as long as I can remember and writing brings my greatest bliss, even over me producing visual art and would love to do it as a living full time and be self-employed but have never told a soul so basically blog to myself.
I Am currently on annual leave and was 1) aiming just to do Ali stuff and 2) Hoping to investigate a bit more in myself to see if I actually had something that I could make a living at. My week did involve a lot of Ali stuff but there didn’t seem to be much success in the what are my marketable talents side.
During the day I had written a massive for my eyes only blog but this time it felt different. It flowed differently, it gave me a huge sense of satisfaction and pleasure so went to bed a happy bunny.
In bed I was reading the Law of Attraction magazine on my iPad and there was an article about comfortableness and how a lady pushed through hers and how her life is changing because of it and reading it, something told me to send you my journal entry to share one day of some of my LOA observations to Pam Grout and how it included her and I did. And this was it. (This was written two days before I joined WordPress).
Today I watched the film “I Am” prompted by deciding to reread Pam Grouts amazing book ‘E squared’. I did honestly enjoy the film but it did leave me with an uneasy feeling. I don’t think I wanted to acknowledge my uneasy feelings, thinking if I did then I was admitting that I am a bad person and that I shouldn’t dream of owning my own home, being self employed, having financial security, owning certain items.
After the film I had a browse on Facebook and saw that there was a new blog post by Pam Grout. Whilst reading it I felt invigorated and plus Pam inadvertently had been used by the FP (Field of Possibilities that Pam calls the FP for short) to help answer a question.
Earlier (in the shower, by personal telephone booth to God/FP) whilst remembering and being thankful for an incredible sunset and an equally amazing moon the night before was reminded how I wish to have Louis Armstrong’s ‘Wonderful World’ played at my funeral to remind people ‘it Is’ and not to be sad. This led on to me thinking how technology has changed, how I use iTunes for my music, use the Internet to log my inner most thoughts (long to be a writer like Pam .. There I’ve put it out there now oops. Why Am I writing this like its being published?) and I was thinking do my two daughters remember I want it at my funeral? Should I be making arrangements for them to access this material when I’m gone? How can I remind them or ensure they follow my wishes? But then the shower was over and I had to go about my business.
Back to how Pam’s blog inadvertently helped me. The other day I was reading (but can’t remember which material as I Am a book whore and thanks to iBooks and the kindle app jump between the pages of different books more often than a nymphomaniac on death row to quote one of my favourite films.) that the Universe/FP or God which ever feels most comfortable an analogy answers every question we ever ask. As I scrolled down through Pam’s blog something was becoming more and more evident and I knew instinctively and because of the content of Pam’s blog it was a YouTube video of Louis Armstrong singing ‘Wonderful World’. And because of the power of technology we have at our fingertips now I was able to post the YouTube link to Facebook and tag my two daughters in it reminding them what they had to do with the song. Thanks Pam! Thanks Universe, question answered as always.
For some reason Pam’s blog while reminding how I agree with her that it is indeed a wonderful world and if you feel safe you will be safe as I do when I visit London on my own as I Am tomorrow whilst others in the past seem to think I Am crazy it raised the feeling again that I felt uncomfortable after watching ‘I Am’. I realized and I am, ( pardon the pun) sure Tom Shadyac had no intention of making me feel that the things that I desire in life are wrong and that we are All going to hell in a handcart (for want of a better analogy even though I know Hell doesn’t exist) if we don’t change our thinking. (All totally my interpretation no responsibility on the producer).
Remember this was originally written for my eyes only
I feel and have for a long time thought that there is a lot more to this Universe than we think and that we aren’t all doomed at that the Universe is an amazing thing that just at the right moment miracles crop up. I am not saying Tom’s wrong or my view is right it’s just how I feel inside but it does remind me of my interpretation of the world when I was at college and how my view point was the only positive one in the whole class after we were briefed to go out into the campass for a certain amount of time and bring back our observations. Whilst everyone’s was about the degradation and man’s destruction and disrespect for the environment Polly Anna here saw moss growing on sign posts and weeds pushing there way up through Tarmac paths, eat that man, nature rocks. I saw a positive message and I did see the look of astonishment on my fellow students faces as well as well as the ‘poor thing, she’s delusional’ expression.
When people worry about running out of oil I believe more will be miraculously discovered in the nick of time like Flash Gordon saving the earth or we’ll find an even better more environmentally friendly source. And as if by magic to prove this butterflies. Butterflies? Yeah pretty little butterflies. Last year when we were advised we were about to be put on hose pipe bans etc because we had had the two driest winters and summers since records began and we were in drought mode I had an inner feeling it would be OK (all together now Flash ahhhhh !!!) and then it started raining and raining and doing what we are supposed to do best in Britain rain. No more issue about empty reservoirs just “oh no it’s been the wettest summer …. ” what since records began? Last week I read on Facebook that a source of water had been found in Africa that will keep the drought ridden area in water for at least 70 years ahhhh!! (That’s Flash style ahhhs). So what’s butterflies got to do with water and Flash Gordon? A few weeks ago the doom and gloom mungers were banging on about the end of the world if butterflies die out, photosynthesis etc and how bad humans were killing all their environments ( Hell in a handcart you know) and it was asking if we did butterfly count things and send in our observations. Well I was inadvertently already on butterfly watch thanks to Pam Grout and Dr Wayne Dyer, oh yeah and the Universe, you spooky thing you.
I had had a YouTube recommendation sent to watch on Dr Wayne Dyer talking about his book “Inspiration” now I had read the book twice so when he told the story of a butterfly landing on him I was not alien to the story. The whole video had moved me to tears, talking about his mother so eloquently, including him describing Van Gogh’s life story and Don Macleans inspiration to write Starry Night because of it and his daughter singing it at the end … Actually tears I was a sobbing wreck in earplugs with my partner looking on in bewilderment. The next morning was beautiful (no rain in sight, best summer since you get the picture) so I decided to carry the clothes airer outside and as I walked into the garden a butterfly just like Wayne had described in his story landed on my hand. Well whilst trying not to fall over I tried to stand still as long as possible to take in the miracle and not scare it away with the sound of my thundering heart in my chest. At the time I had also started reading Pam Grouts marvellous book& ‘E squared’ and I was just reading the start of ‘Volkswagen Jetta experiment’ I had inadvertently decided to choose butterflies and Range Rover Evoques because of the butterfly airer experience and that I needed a new car and I love these but then decided to put it on hold as I was soon to fly to Paris to watch the end of Le Tour de France.
I did like the film ‘I Am’ and something I did take from it was how we are a huge electromagnet receiver come single sender and despite deciding to put the experiment on hold I must have sent something out there because butterflies started showing up everywhere, even on net curtains in Paris, plus scarves on women walking down the Champs Élysées, women’s earrings sat next to me in restaurants, pictures posted on Facebook and real ones every where. More than I have seen in my whole lifetime and it seemed every other car that passed us was ?? A) . Oh and a spooky non butterfly come Range Rover thing happened in Paris, after several non eventful attempts to visit Musee D’Orsay we got in and My partner the not so art lover unlike myself wanted to visit the Van Gogh room and there I find myself stood in front of the real ‘Starry nite’. Shivers.com’s ville.
Back to butterflies and the end of the world and Polly Anna. Just watched a regular magazine program I like and it was discussing that butterflies are up big time, even one that was most endangered is up a massive 300 something % so end of the world avoided for today then.
Another thing I liked in the film was someone holding a piece of cardboard up with the quote on it “change the way we see things and the things we see will change” well I Am what I Am and what I see is miracles everyday and I don’t want to change that.
Ali K Parsons over and out for tonight world … Love ya !!!
Photo spotted conveniently on Facebook after I read the magazine article that prompted me to send post.
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