Sadly after a lot of research online I was unable to find out who put these beautiful thoughts together, some attributed it to Andy Rooney, but his publicist said these are not his words. Whomever collated them we thank you, because they are perfectly vibrational.
I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned .... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help them in any other way.
I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned....That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned....That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned...That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned....That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
This is my contribution.... I invite you to share your what “I’ve Learned” in the comments below.
I’ve learned .... That life is about living in unconditional vibrational Love.
Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
Author & lecturer Leo Buscaglia (known as Dr. Love) told of a time he was asked to, through a contest, find the most caring child.
What I love about these stories is the vibrational frequency that is emitted from a child’s heart. Below is the winner and some of the other heartwarming innocence that comes from children who see everything unconditionally. Sometimes we need to look through the eyes of a child to really SEE!!!
A four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his
wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old Gentleman's' yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, 'Nothing, I
just helped him cry.'
Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture
had a different hair color than the other members. One of her students suggested that he was adopted.
A little girl said, 'I know all about Adoption, I was adopted..'
'What does it mean to be adopted?', asked another child.
'It means', said the girl, 'that you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!'
On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a
park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was 'We're behind 14 to nothing,' he answered with a smile.
'Really,' I said. 'I have to say you don't look very discouraged.'
'Discouraged?', the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face... 'Why should we be discouraged? We haven't been up to bat yet.'
Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.
Jamie was trying out for a part in the school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen. On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement.. 'Guess what,
Mom,' he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me....'I've been chosen to clap and cheer.'
Stories taken from the 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11am is sequential 11.
This is a time for you to be present and intentional in your thoughts as manifestation on your focus (thoughts) is what will transpire.
Seeing the number 1 repeating itself is a VERY positive sign, and a VERY powerful vibrational time for focusing your heart centred thoughts on what you want, need and desire in your life.
It is a time to release any negative emotions that maybe holding you back from achieving the transformation within you.... so as the movie FROZEN states... let it go, let it go, let it go.....
This gateway of the duality of the Oneness is open to inviting us to walk on our pathway of Universal love and acceptance. KNOWING, yep, that’s right, knowing that whatever you either positively or negatively think (the dual edged sword) influences us at this time. I know I will be open to whatever new and exciting synchronistic activation spirit sends to me, in total Vibrational Trust!
I have shared with many of you, that this year, 2018 is the year of shedding off anything that is holding us back. Digging up any skeletons that we buried without releasing... letting go of ANYTHING that no longer serves us. This eleventh month, just like the eleventh hour in decision making is very integral... and opening up that energetic gateway into our spiritual realm of completeness.
Remember the only thing you own is your thoughts, so be wise to what you invite in at this time. This is a VERY clear and concise message from our angels, guardians and spirit helpers/guides. Therefore your thoughts can and will manifest into your reality.
So, what will you take the time to focus on at 11am on November 11, 2018?
The list is infinite and only you and your beliefs will bring you into your vibrational enlightenment.
How do you manifest at this time? Easy, sit in peace and quietness, (yes, that means turning off your electronics) at 11am (wherever in the world you live) and set your intention to what you want, need and desire within your life... your world... our Universe. The choice is yours.
Sit and listen to what that intentional vibration means to you. That means connecting in your heart, not your head.
Take some nice gentle breaths. Breathe in what you need, want, desire and as you breathe out release what you no longer need-anything that doesn't serve you. Continue doing this over and over again.... slowly.... listening to your heart as you feel what it is sharing with you.... do this for ONE MINUTE... yes, wow, that long!!!
If you are NOT sure that what you want is right for you.... add to the end of your request.... this or something to my highest good..... or this or something better. That way you are not locked into anything other than what spirit feel is what you need based on your request (smile).
When the minute is finished, thank your guides, helpers, angels... the Universe... take one last nice cleansing breath, and let it go. Now go and enjoy the rest of the day knowing you have taken the time for that connection with 11 : 11 : 11 : 11.
Vibrational Blessings, Debbie A. Anderson
Sometimes things.... life don’t quite go the way we planned. And sometimes, during that chaotic interlude, we can have our world turned upside down and inside out even if we feel we are spiritually attuned. Yes, that is right, perfection in all things can take time so don’t beat yourself up. (smile)
This time of year especially can push all those buttons and momentarily have us spiralling down that rabbit hole of doubt.
Just a while ago I encountered something that rocked my world. Seems this year for me has been related to integrity and honor or should I say the lack of it in many humans and light workers at the moment. So when it hit me, I felt like someone had punched me in the stomach and I was spiritually winded. I kept hearing spirit saying over and over to me, this is just a glitch, let it go... you are blessed, you are blessed.
That afternoon I opened an email from Caroline Kimsey, the leader of a wonderful virtual healing group I belong to who sent us all the story of the snow globe which I am sharing with you today.
She wrote “I was thinking that each of our lives is rather like being in a snow globe. In the middle is us and we fill our "globe" with the people and animals we love, then add layers of other things we enjoy having around us ... imprinting each snow flake in our globe with the energy that makes us happy, safe and generally at peace.
But sometimes at the bottom of the globe are old snowflakes imprinted with things that no longer fit or serve our lives that we have taken on from others or perhaps misunderstood when we were younger and made a part of our inner world. These still lie under the surface while we carry on making our new memories and joy and then all of a sudden something or someone comes and shakes it all up. When our globe is really shaken (which is exactly what it feels like to me when I get discombobulated by an unexpected happening). The things buried deep beneath the surface are stirred up and we feel unable to centre for a while until we ground and breath and take stock of "What just happened".
But remember the snowflakes in the air are full of the things that are your truth now.... are what you want in your life that you have made for yourself. I think the best thing about having your personal snow globe shaken up is discovering what does need to be let go off and what you are still holding on to and not only gaining your own equilibrium more quickly, but getting to a stage where you can stand steady in the middle of your world without being shaken up yourself and possible calm others too.
I saw someone very dear to me who was in most ways having a very positive and good events happening in her life. But one thing came along which shook up her personal globe and she could not see the other lovely things around her. She could only focus on the perceived negative one, almost in a way shaking the debris in her own world and not allowing herself to centre and see things more clearly.
We can all do this at times, but if we really want to love ourselves and others we need to try not to, or at least let ourselves settle as quickly as possible. If we even hold on to one thing that over stimulates our nervous system we cannot have calm in our inner or outer world”.
I always share, that spirit will send us a message... a communication when we need it. That day spirit sent me the vibrational words of Caroline Kimsey, in such divine timing.
In this next short while, when we get busy for the celebrations ahead, take a moment to sit in stillness... reconnect to the inner YOU vibration, and if others around you shake up your snow globe... take some beautiful cleansing breathes and remind yourself how far you have come in your life..... why you chose what you do.... in life....... with your family & friends and in your Universe. Then exhale knowing all this too shall pass and all will be well.
Sometimes when we are in awareness, the divine enters into our soul, so listen and be heart centred always. Be in joy and gratitude of the way they make sure we get the answers we need WHEN we need them.
Vibrational Blessings Debbie
For any of you that are still feeling the “drag” of energy since the Las Vegas shooting, please can I invite you to do these three vibrational things to boost your energy and the energy of those around you.
At this moment in time our world is yet again transitioning – changing up the energy. Testing us if you like! And yes, the tests will continue, it’s called LIFE.
Whenever you are wondering what comes next, take a moment to step into your energy, the beautiful vibration that placed you here right in this moment, reading this blog. You are part of the change, within yourself and your world. This moment was pre-determined when you wrote your contract of what you would do and be in this current life.
Do you have a choice? Yes, of course you do, but do you want to be in an awakened state or a sleeper?
I know which one I would choose and have chosen to be.
Vibrational Blessings, Debbie
When life throws us a curve ball or two, it can affect our vibration in so many ways. This week’s reading offered a resounding message from Spirit - Keep Calm and Carry On. And for those of you who know that particular saying and the things that are happening in our world at the moment, should find it a very apt mantra to keep saying over and over again.
In our humanness, and yes that is a big part of who we are, our spiritual essence struggles, with everything .......the good, the bad and the ugly. But the disappointments, some may call frustrations, can really soak into our soul and try to break us down.
I personally have been going through a skirmish, and like many of you conclude that maybe it was placed before me as a reminder that life is full of imperfections and bumps along the way. Maybe this is another test of my faith, my belief and honoring the energy frequency that I work and live in on a daily basis?
We usually have more questions than answers, but this is when we need to have our heart open to hearing, seeing and sensing the answers. When we receive messages from our angelic guides and helpers, which we do get all the time, it is being receptive and sensitive and listening to what our heart is telling us.
My recent experience happened when I was out walking a couple of days ago. I was in deep contemplation about things happening in my life and asking spirit to help enlighten me to get some direction or at least to understand what was happening and if it was coming to an end sometime sooner rather than later .
I was mulling over possibilities in my mind, as we do in our humanness. I am a true believer that out of something bad always comes something good. And sometimes we need to go through this to embrace this aspect more. So what was I missing? There had to be something I was missing in this chaotic scenario. Maybe it needed to occur based on the relationship of cause and effect.
All the time, like all of us, I was waiting for a sign.... confirmation or just something to help me keep focused. You know what I mean... should I keep going or change direction, or maybe give up on this latest adventure. As a child I was told that everything comes to those who wait, and although my predicament wasn’t life threatening, it was extremely frustrating, consuming my energy beyond redemption because my human energy had stepped into it.
I continued walking along enjoying the day, in deep meditative connection with Mother Nature. I needed this time, to keep myself centred not letting this overwhelming feeling in my gut control my vibrational frequency.
And there it was on the pathway, right in front of me... a grey & black feather. I knew it was for me because I had walked this same part of the path less than an hour earlier and it was there. So I picked it up and thanked spirit for giving me this beautiful and significant sign that I was being protected by my angels. This feather was a sign bringing forth spiritual wisdom and peace within, letting me know that a message will be sent with the answer to the question you have asked. Thank you, thank you, thank you I cried from within.
But spirit wanted me to really know that they were there for me because holding my feather as I walked, a tiny black butterfly flew up and almost landed on my nose. So I knew there was going to be a shift in power relating to what I had been asking. When I gave thanks, I could feel tears filling my eyes. I felt a peace resonating within my heart, and I knew that even though at this exact moment I couldn’t see the wood for the trees, a positive change would be occurring soon.
I slept more peacefully that night and awoke the next morning to the wind creating angelic music through the venting in my condo. Not a sound had I heard like it ever before in the three years living there. As I listened, again this overwhelming feeling of tranquility filled my soul frequency, my vibration felt like it could let go of the thoughts, the questions, the concerns because spirit now had this in hand and were working on it.
Would the shift take place relating to what I was asking? I truly didn’t know, but within my heart chakra was a sense of calmness, stillness had filled my whole spiritual and physical body. In my serenity there was once again stillness and tranquility knowing that this was in the hands of the divine Universal force we call God...... Jesus..... Buddha..... Allah. Whatever name you pray or meditate to doesn’t matter, because our prayers are always answered. We just have to take the time to listen and keep believing.
Vibrational Blessings, Debbie
Yesterday I was walking with a group around the Labyrinth in Leamington. Being in the moment I realized that I could explore that time and just let my vibrational energy flow freely, without restrictions. Amid the pulling out weeds, which I will share with you in a later blog, I came across a little twig. It was just sitting there on top of the boxwood hedge. As I was the last one on the walk I wondered if the others that had walked ahead of me had seen it, or whether it had just appeared for me, right then.
I picked it up, because there was a reason, even if it was not known to me. Drifting back into my thoughts, I let the twig turn gently in my fingers allowing me to see it from all angles without any agenda or reason. That’s what I call being in the Now Intention and boy is it enlightening.
This little sprig of wood was at some point in its existence part of a bigger tree, that would have stood in strength reaching its branches out to the Universe. And below, it would have been attached by its roots that went deep down into mother earth. Connecting us to both Heaven & Earth with branches and roots stretched out. As above, so below.
Then in a moment this little twig would have broken away, so I could find it, and pick it up and spend time in contemplation. What a gift I thought. Just for me.
As my walk came to an end, I realized I no longer had the little twig in my hand. My thought was that during my weed pulling the little twig had yet again continued on its journey and our time together was at an end.
Leaving those thoughts behind I ventured through my day feeling very blessed. It wasn’t until I went to bed last night that I felt something on the bed.... yes, it was my little twig, who had somehow come home with me. How, I have no idea, truly I don’t because I didn’t have any pockets in my clothing. So whether it was divine intervention or just a fluke it doesn’t matter.
Was my little twig a gift from heaven with the purpose of writing this blog? Or just because it wanted to remind me that trees are never limited. They are in balance and harmony with nature. The branches are always extending out reaching upwards seeking the light & nourishment. The branches will shelter & protect us. A tree stands strong, ever growing, ever changing.
After all, life is dependent on our own self awareness. Expanding and evolving as and when we are ready. Our vibrational essence knows that there is ALWAYS another way if something doesn’t work out for us, we just have to adapt and transform accordingly being OPEN to receive.
Vibrational Blessings, Debbie
Today, being April Fool’s day will have many of us enjoying playing pranks in a light hearted way. But let’s step back from our modern day aspect because in ancient cultures April 1st was celebrating the beginning of a New Year... a fresh start... a clean sweep... and along with that, new opportunities.
Even the Fool Card in Tarot depicts that they have relinquished responsibilities... let go... have the freedom to do what they want.... sort of like the wild card.... knowing that chances, opportunities are there if they just seek them out.
So today, if you are to do anything, (other than having fun) take a moment to utilize this day (yes, all of it) to explore what vibrational possibilities are there opening up for you.
Call it fate, destiny or just tapping into your spiritual vibration and venturing forward not being the Fool with your life.
Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
This time spiritually and universally is a moment in our lives for facing inner fears... and letting them go for good!!! PERIOD LOL
It is about stepping into our power, which doesn't translate to controlling others, but being aware that when others are around us, we don't have to take on their shifts (smile).
The world is sadly, full of controllers - and we can identify with them very easily... they can be every day people, like ourselves and yes, world leaders and those in power. They have their own fears, so translate that to taking control of others so they can themselves feel stronger, more powerful.
If you can get to the library and rent the Celestine Prophecy*, do it and watch it. Here is the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUdDvrAFI1k
We watched this movie many years ago when it first came out, but I borrowed it again from the library about a year ago. As I watched it, I connected to many essences of what is going on in and around us all at the moment (smile). It may help you to understand, even accept, but definitely NOT take on their fears, their anger, their pain.
Always push out love, light and forgiveness because that is the only way we can be free ourselves (smile).
Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
*Celestine Prophecy written by James Redfield.
Here are some spiritual outlooks on life by twelve different people. I was sent this by a friend so sadly don’t know who the writer is, so sharing this with you without credit.
As I remind everyone, life is about perspective, each of us with our own viewpoint our own definition. After reading this I hope you will consider things a little differently, with an open mind and heart. Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I'm working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, "Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile."
2. Today, I asked my mentor - a very successful business man in his 70' s - what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, "Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing."
3.Today, after my 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center ."
4.Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.
5.Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.
6.Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother's hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, "I feel so loved right now.
We should have gotten together like this more often."
7.Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.
8.Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, "Why?" She replied, "So you can help me save the planet." I chuckled again and asked, "And why do you want to save the planet?" Because that's where I keep all my stuff," she said.
9.Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter's antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.
10.Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, "I hope you feel better soon."
11.Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came back malignant. When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, "Thinking of you today. If you need me, I'm a phone call away."
It was from a high school friend I hadn't seen in 10 years.
12.Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe . He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share it."
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Debbie A. Anderson
As we awaken the vibration within, so the healing begins and we learn to love and live.