You saying Im the Govt’s bitch.. Obligatory Viewing

The ‘war on drugs’ is being funded by tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceutical companies.. Why??? 

Barney Frank’s comment ‘This notion that we somehow have to approve or criminalize all human activities is a great misunderstanding of Governments’   really turned flicked the switch for me.. 

I feel like I’ve been living in a cloudy haze and have just walked into the clear clean air.. I never thought about life from this perspective before.  

I certainly don’t need the govt to define all my activities into good  bad/ right wrong/ approve  criminalize  categories.  I’m a decent person and I can think for myself.  I can make my own judgements.

If we are not hurting other people or our planet, then it is our god given right to live love and laugh in whatever way we feel like it! 

Who do governments think they are, putting their noses so deeply into everyones business. They don’t own us, we are free people.

The role of government is to be our representatives not our masters!

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Busy but Bored… Here’s an inspiring solution..

If you have been feeling that although life is more busy than ever before, it has also become more BORING than you can ever remember.. then know that you are not the only one feeling like this.

There is an ever increasing number of people on the planet feeling EXACTLY the same way.  So dont be alarmed, and certainly dont be depressed about it.. in FACT quite the opposite reaction is actually called for.

Shout out with joy that you are feeling this, for its a great gift.  And while you’re shouting, give yourself a high five because becoming aware of this feeling is wonderful, its a great step forward in your self development.  

Whenever boredom is felt in our lives, it is only a very sweet and timely message from existence that it is time to put something new into our life. Its an indication that we are ready to learn again, we are ready to take on a new challenge, we  are ready to take another step forward in the development of ourselves.  It is a wonderful message to begin taking a more focussed look at what this beautiful world of our has to offer us.

So congratulations!!  You are in a fantastic place right now. Your awareness got you to here and now Its time for that same awareness to take you another step. 

You need to become even more aware now. Its time to open your eyes, its time to begin connecting to your inner intuition, to begin looking & listening for the messages that life will be enthusiastically trying to give you about where is your next step.

Maybe the message comes from a person you meet, or from a book you read, maybe from a song you hear, or an inspiring movie you watch..  things will start to ring bells, something will ignite a spark within. You just need to be aware, to be on the look out, to be alert.

And to know the messages are there for you. Sometimes subtle, sometimes loud and clear, but always there.  So eyes open,  be alert and open to receive and….  who knows what exciting journey you will find yourself on. 

 

 

Have a listen to this guy, The American Monk.. he has some great stuff to say. If he doesnt ignite any sparks dont worry, just keep your eyes and heart open. If you are in need of some more inspiration, pop back to visit me here at https://mysticmiss.wordpress.com/  over the coming weeks and months to see what other interesting people I have come across.  

You see I am also searching to ignite my inner spark.. so our journey is the same. Im looking and listening and trying to stay as alert as possible so Ill keep you posted on what I find. 

Goodluck to us all. When looking at boredom from the right perspective, its the beginning of a very exciting journey indeed!

          
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Until next time

Mysticmiss

Why a generation delayed becoming parents?

 

photo courtesy of rogermoore.com

photo courtesy of rogermoore.com

Mine is a generation who have enjoyed possibly the most incredible degree of personal freedom of any generation to date. Utilizing this freedom, our lives have become immensly diverse. We have truly experienced life within a global community. 

Could the realisation of our opportunity to be part of a bigger whole, be the reason why many of us have delayed having a family? 

Did it simply give us so much to consider and open so many previously unknown doors to us, that the once traditional transition of adulthood equalling parenthood simply not stimulate us as much as the need to integrate more deeply into our ‘community’ and explore its boundaries?

What is a community?  The oxford dictionary states a community is ‘a body of people living in one place or united by origin or interests’ 

Wikipedia goes further to say ‘the definition of the word has evolved and been enlarged to mean individuals who share characteristics, regardless of their location or type of interaction.’ 

For me, community is the circle of people I live within, the area I live within and consider I am apart of and the area/people I feel I am responsible for. It is the space and the people I care about.

My community is what I consider when making decisions on where to work, live, invest, explore and learn from. Its the area/people I know, I feel safe in and feel I belong to.

Lets take a step back in time to the gereration before mine, for they paved the way. A small number of this generation began to break with tradition. Courageously deciding to act on the yearning within to know the world more, a wave of people began venturing outside their comfort zone and into the relative unknown, exploring the world and connecting with the people.

These adventurous souls were not the first ever global explorers. Not by a long shot, there have been many throughout history. What stands them apart from others however, was their intention not conquer, but to integrate, to learn and to unite. (Think yoga, Buddhism, chakra healing, reiki, tai chi etc)

Our generation took these courageous seekers’ ideals to another level, we created the tipping point.  We, as a mass, grasped the reality of our community being a GLOBAL entity, consisting of the entire population on earth. 

Consider how many friends, friends of friends, friends of friends of friends you know who have gone travelling, exploring and generally living as though the entire globe is his/her home. Living in the reality that the whole world’s opportunities are theirs for consideration. 

How many people do you know that have lived abroad for work or worked for a foreign company based in your own nation? How many people do you know live outside their country of origin? How many people do you know have had a romantic connection/relationship with someone from another country?   How many people do you know that have studied in another country? Or Volunteered abroad?

Now ask your parents and grandparents the same questions for people in their age group. The difference in the results is quite astounding.

Consider for a moment, how many of the ‘things’ that make up your life, come from the global community. The fitness disciplines you enjoy, the food you eat, the movies you watch, the authors you read?  Its simply amazing isnt it, how fast we as a global community have integrated in the last 40 years.

We have been blessed with endless opportunities to explore, experience and reach for goals and dreams regardless how far outside the box they seem. Our minds’ visual boundaries or visual  horizons now naturally span far greater than they ever have done before.

Though our eyes still see perhaps the same ‘real’ distance as our parents, our capability to visualise a reality far greater than this has developed immensely. 

This new vision gently nudged our perspective on life to expand. And with the world a bigger place,  the prospect of staying in one place, settling down and having children seemed not to, for a significant number, to necessarily hold the same appeal as it once did. 

Life offered so many exciting adventures, it seemed ‘almost a crime’ not to try to fulfill some of our wildest dreams before moving into parenthood.  

I’m not saying my generation have not had children. They have, and in great numbers.  Im saying the age for moving to this ‘next phase’ in life changed dramatically for a large number of this generation. Thoughts of parenthood have come much much later and in a significant number, not at all. 

Being one of those ‘much much later’ kiddos, I now ponder on the situation I find myself in.  Deciding to have children at an age that Doctors tell me is almost ‘too late’, I question more deeply, where myself, my experiences and those of others like me fit within the greater global community. What is the impact of our decisions?

Did chosing the fun and adventure of travelling and immersing myself into the global community over the more traditional path of settling down, getting married and becoming a parent, have dire consequences?

I have never felt bad for the life choices I’ve made. Never. I have always been proud of my life. Though, as I move into my own parenthood phase, questions now rise. 

Did  my life choices signify an immature soul,  a girl who refused to grow up and take responsibility OR am I simply an example of the natural evolution of the human species.  

With natural global resources being stretched by the current population,  perhaps this phenomenon of late bloomers is simply an unconscious global balancing act in play.  

Or perhaps, the global community needed wandering souls, to encourage integration, to break the old moulds of race superiority.

Or even,  it was simply time to acknowledge and honor each souls uniqueness, which after all is the essence of the global community. Thus to a major degree, wiping out the old perception that outcast people and saw them as being inferior simply because they did not reproduce.

Or lastly,  perhaps it was important for a large portion of the population to live lives full of free spiritedness and personal development in order to gain a new type of wisdom. A wisdom that ultimately will allow the next generation to experience an even greater sense of freedom than we ourselves have enjoyed.

If only I could click my fingers and the answer would magically appear!  It would be a great help!

Reality is, I’m 41 and now trying to have a child. Not being able conceive naturally due to problems with my husbands sperm, we are going down the IVF route. (modern technology is amazing)

Listening to the doctors, I don’t know if we will succeed. Its a bit unnerving, though I try to keep open hearted about it all.  After all its not the end of the world if I don’t become a parent. Is it?

Having lived my life by the motto that ‘life knows whats its doing always’ it will be interesting to witness my acceptance of life’s decision on this one? 

Trusting that life wants what is best for me is the belief system I have lived my life by til now. So I’ll just do what needs doing  with all my heart… and we’ll see.

Until next time

much love Mysticmiss

Doing and Being..Finding The Balance

Surrounded by motivated achievers, people with the capacity to fit more into their day than I am comfortable to fit in to a week, I am inspired yet at the same time feel a sense of inadequancy rising.

These supremely acitive souls generally work full time, usually study as well, socialise a number of times in any given week, meet regularly with family, do sport and phew the list goes on !!! Its a whole lot of doing. 

Seeping into every nook is cranny of my body is the feeling that Im jsut not doing enough with my life. The opinionated and outspoken self critic, delights in jumping on her soap box to shout out her orders that I need to do more, be more, achieve more and learn more etc etc. Its uncomfortable, debilitating and feels terrible. 

Then yesterday as I sat gazing at the tree and listening to the birds outside my window, I heard a quiet little voice whispering to me. Her message was so calm and peaceful.

‘Being’ is also an important part of life.  When life becomes full with doing, there is little time for simply being. Sitting quietly, enjoying stillness and absorbing the sound of silence.  Listening to the essence of life’

Im sure this little voice is my soul. The part of me that is content whole and complete. The part of me that doesnt need to compare myself to others, nor feel bad that I achieve less than some.

She’s reminding me that I am ok exactly as I am. Reminding me that we are all unique and comparing is simply not necessary. Reminding me that all my answers are within and I need only to sit quietly and ‘be’ and all I need to know in life will be revealed. 

It was so good to hear her words, thank goodness I had taken a moment to sit quietly so they could be heard.

Until Next time

Mysticmiss

IVF – Nasal sprays, daily needles & a fabulous sense of excitement

Ok we are doing it !!  No more procrastinating, no more questions..

Ive  been a witch from the darkest village this past weeks as I come to terms with the deep intense, never leaving me for a moment fear that has taken up residence in my heart. 

I cant put my finger on what it is I am so afraid of.. fear of failure, fear of motherhood, or just plain and simple fear of the unknown! 

My ’emotional wellbeing angel’ (my delightful accupuncturist) suggests its probably all of the above AND says its completely natural. ‘Be gentle with yourself and accept this is how you feel… dont keep trying to fight it or dig too much to pin point why’   were her wise and loving words of wisdom. 

Last night we went to the ‘Professor of Sperm’ to sign all the IVF documents and get a run down of how the process is all going to go. To our surprise, as it was the first day of my period, he said ‘ok lets rock and roll!!!’  

He gave me the nasal spray Syneral with instructions to start shooting it up each of my nostrils from now on twice a day morning and night, 12 hours apart and left his office with prescriptions for Bravelle and Gonel F and instructions to return on Friday to learn how to inject these. 

We were stunned. Wow gosh.. we are doing it !!! Thats it,  we are on the horse, no more procrastinating. It felt good. We were filled with a sense of excitement and ironically, a lightness of emotions that we have both not felt for months. So much of the fear just seemed to melt away. 

We are officially in the IVF process, we are trying a new way to have a baby.. and it feels… well.. great!!

IVF and Women In Their 40’s

photo courtesy of acupuncture-medicine.co.uk

photo courtesy of acupuncture-medicine.co.uk

If you are going through IVF, seriously consider finding a Chinese Doctor to compliment the process.  He/She may just well be your life line when your emotions are peaking.

My Chinese Doctor is my Emotional Wellbeing Angel

Last week my husband and I visited our IVF Doctor to go over the process we will be undertaking.

After an hour of listening to the Facts.. how old I am, how old my reproductive system is and how there is only a very small  percentage of women in my age group who successfully fall  pregnant through IVF, I left the Doctors clinic feeling nothing short of terrible.

Tears streaming down my face, my self esteem at level zero, I caught a taxi home and just sat and stared at the wall.  How is it that one can feel so positive about oneself and their health and then a medical  professional can just wipe it out in a few moments?

When speaking to my Chinese doctor prior to going down the IVF path, I mentioned that it was important for me to find a sensitive doctor.  She was very clear in her warning that while IVF doctors are great at what they do, they do not tend to be very sensitive when it comes to ones emotions.  They are the Facts folks!! Period!

‘Thats why you have me’  she said ‘They take care of the technical side of the process and I take care of your emotions.  How right she was!!!

At my appointment with the chinese doctor the next day, I relayed the experience to her. Wow !!! What a different response I got.

She was so positive, reminding me gently that all the hormone tests I had done were very positive, that the tests on the amount of eggs I had were also very positive and that with regular periods, good general health and a good positive attitude, there was no reason the process couldnt be successful. She helped to regain my belief that everything was possible and I left her office, once again optimistic.

Ladies, I urge you to seriously consider finding a good Chinese Doctor, preferably one who specialises in Fertility, to compliment your IVF program. The emotional support is invaluable and could well be a life saver in helping to keep you optimistic, calm and emotional healthy in the often stressful process of IVF.

Until next time

Mysticmiss

PEACE – for ONE DAY.. can we do it?

 

PEACE ONE DAY is a concept created by Jeremy Gilley, an actor turned film maker, who in the late 1990’s felt overwhelmed by what he saw going on, on our planet.

Everywhere Jeremy looked, he was met with visions of conflict, destruction, fighting, oppression and misery. He began to question the fundamental nature of humanity and the issue of peace.

In 1999, Jeremy founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation and began to enthusiastically campaign for a day of Global Peace. He wanted the world to have ONE DAY, that was recognised globally every year, by all nations, as a day of cease fire, a day of PEACE. 

In 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the United Nations unanimously adopted the first-ever day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September annually – Peace Day.

Every year since the United Nations officially created Sept 21st as Peace Day, thousands of people around the world have shown their support . In large and small ways, ordinary folks have committed to adding their individual positive energy to the global peace energy of the day. 

Mass meditation on Peace Day Sept 21st 2007

Mass meditation In Sri Lanka - Peace Day Sept 21st 2007

In 2007 according to the United Nations, over 100 million people were active on Peace Day, in 192 countries.

There were life-saving initiatives in 14 countries, and over 80 activities in Afghanistan alone where 1.4 million children were vaccinated against polio. 

PEACE ONE DAY held on the 21st Sept every year, is a truly wonderful idea, because you and I and everyone we know can get involved. We can make it happen.. 

FOR ONE DAY, if we all come together, we could create Peace on the whole entire planet..  imagine it.. peace everywhere..

We are a global community and together we have immense power. A positive power that many of us may have forgotten we possess.  We can realise once again, our united power and by supporting PEACE ONE DAY  on Sept 21st  we have a chance to see it in action.

We can all contribute to peace, no matter how big or small on Sept 21st 2008.  It is an opportunity to unite,  as an entire community and commit to PEACE for ONE DAY.  

United Nations Peace Day Poster

United Nations Peace Day Poster

Sports giant Puma have got involved promoting football games around the world on Sept 21st 2008.  All around the globe celebrations and events are happening. 

The days catch phrase is ‘What will you be doing on sept 21st?‘ 

Its a good  question.. Dont you think?   What will you be doing? 

Check out the website,  watch the video clips Ive linked to this article and visit the various information sites & global event listings Ive linked to. (highlighted words throughout on the site)

Its a great opportunity to connect to something you really care about on a global scale.. there are so many fun ways to show your support… here’s a list to give you some inspiration..

* Create an event in your neighbourhood or workplace

* Have free story tellings from the childrens book  peace one day in the park.

* Decide to volunteer at a worthy cause for one day

* Organise a BBQ with friends in the name of peace one day

* Get some T-shirts made up for your friends and wear them proudly from now and until sept 21st

* Arrange a free concert if you are a musician

* If you are wealthy, create a scholarship for peace studies

* Give away free hugs in your city centre

* Create a petition in support of peace, get loads of people to sign it then send it to your local MP

There are so many ways to support the day.  Be creative, Be unique, Be Involved!

 Check out peace One Day’s website for more ideas on how you can be involved. 

Http://www.peaceoneday.org

 

Until next time,

Mysticmiss