Saturday, April 23, 2016
James has always admired horses and thought that riding one would be a good experience for him, so he was all for it when he was given the opportunity to do so by some friends.
He and his friends were at a relative’s house when the relative invited them to ride his horse a lap around the field. They were happy to do so. His friend rode a lap around the field first and second friend rode next without incident. Finally, James had his chance. He was a little apprehensive but the horse had seemed so calm with his friends that he decided to go for it. The horse seemed willing enough to take him on a little jaunt when suddenly, about half way across the field the horse came up with some ideas of his own. It seems that the horse felt that things that are more interesting lay beyond the field so he went looking to see what they were. He must have been in a hurry to see them because he started out in a rapid trot. Meanwhile, James was bouncing around as if his behind had sprouted springs and he was sitting on a rubber ball. The horse evidently took all of that activity as a sign that James was in a hurry too, and so proceeded to quicken his pace. James tried to call for help at this point, which the horse evidently mistook for encouragement and broke into a gallop. He must have figured that James was in such a hurry so in order to please him, ran across the highway without even slowing down. That might have been a stroke of luck however, since the tractor-trailer that was making its way down the road more than likely could not have slowed down if he had wanted to.
Abruptly, the horse evidently realized that it was dinnertime, and tonight was the night he had apples for desert, so he decided to turn around and go back home. He must have been worried that there might not be enough dessert to go around because he broke out for home in a dead run. James does not remember crossing the road the second time as he thinks he might have momentarily blacked out. Since James had lost his voice moments earlier and was possibly in a outright faint, the horse forgot all about James and decided to climb a very steep hill which provided a nice short cut back to the barn. James regained consciousness just in time to find that he was rolling head over heels off the animal’s back. He actually landed on his posterior, sitting in an upright position. The horse made it back to the barn in time for supper, completely unaware of his contribution to the evening’s entertainment. James still admires horses; now he just admires them at a distance.
Again, the universe reminds us to stay balanced.
Friday, April 22, 2016
feels like an intense sort of vibe out there over next few days right now so take care- avoid troublesome people, pay attention to where you're going, and breathe peaceful energy. make your focus be on home, health and security as that will be the best use of your energy most likely. people acting out will not surprise me at all.. and our money will need to be watched carefully for a bit. earth energy will continue to be a bit unsettled, so nature may be showing her temper... maybe not.. but it wouldn't surprise me if so. but i don't see why we cant have some fun too! just use your own good common sense and avoid situations that you know are not going to go well to begin with.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
I expect that more people will be having empathy, psychic flashes or meaningful, if not disturbing, dreams for a while as we adjust to the more conflicted but fluid energy. Try not to get caught up in other people's dramas, and also try and stick to whatever path you feel is best for you.. and not necessarily what feels best at a given moment. Emotions are likely to run high, and our bodies may be a little vulnerable so balance and rest is required. It is a good time to take a break or get lost in a good book. Be kind to others when you can-- try not to leap to judgment-- and expect a bit of wishy-washiness from everyone for at least a little while. It is a good time to close doors and open new ones. Ok, have a good day. My favorite quote at the moment: "I'm a little mean, but I make up for it by being real healthy." Ernest T Bass (The Andy Griffith Show)
Monday, January 25, 2016
Thursday, December 31, 2015
I'm thinking of an episode of Spongebob where he said while skiing down a hill.. "life is extreme as you want to make it!" and I'm thinking that might apply to this year! It may be a year when people and events go to extremes. I feel that in order to balance this energy, it's important to stay centered and remain calm and focused as possible on hope and joy. We have to take care that we don't get caught up in other people's nonsense.
I think the year- or river of life- may start out as a pretty direct steady/calm current. Soon, however, I think that it may become more narrow and then we hit the rapids, where things happen quickly and we may feel excited or afraid or whatever one feels when things happen and one might not have a sense of control of it all. I feel that while we might be able to navigate when in calmer waters, it may be very difficult to navigate the rapids without help from our friends and a lot of focus and energy. Sometimes, when one is caught in rapids, it is best to just hold on and enjoy the ride as the river goes where it goes and often, at some level, we may have chosen this part of the river to ride anyway. If, however, we have been dropped into it-- well, there's nothing to be done but hang on and there it is.. just know it does end.. it is not a forever place.. the river of life does get calm again, and once again we can take up our oars and steer where we need to go. I am feeling that we will want to take advantage of the calm times to get our ducks in a row, to batten down hatches should they need battening and work on taking care of our health, home, security, family matters. Once we have done that, then, enjoy your life - get in the boat and enjoy the ride.
Sometimes, I feel I should say, we need to build a new home as our old one is not working for us anymore. It just doesn't fit. Or sometimes-- our home is just fine.. but things happen that we can 't control and it's knocked about. The thing is, by accident or design, the home gets leveled and what a mess that is. The thing is, the home can be rebuilt into something that is better for us- if we have paid attention and learned what it is that we actually require in a home. If we rebuild in the same way, we get same result and need a do over. If we learn to build right.. maybe we get an even better home that will meet our evolving needs. The point I am struggling to make is, I feel the status quo on this planet is to undergo tearing down and rebuilding and our job is to help rebuild it right or adapt to whatever is presented to us in whatever way is best for us as individuals. I am sorry to sound sort of loopy, but that is only way I can express what I feel in this particular format.
Meanwhile... please, make your new year a happy one if you can by focusing on what is joyful for you, by being good to others and practicing active love and by building a home on a firm foundation.
happy new year... make it a good one!
Monday, December 21, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
For your amusement- if you haven't read any of my little book-- here is a humorous about a certain Christmas gift that was actually retold on front page of the Asheville Citizen a few years ago. Anyway-- it is in the spirit of "life at the Moore's" -- so here you go: For my birthday, I received a beautiful ceramic giraffe for my office. It was an especially surprising present because it came from James. I was expecting a gift like the one he had given me for our wedding anniversary a month earlier- a flashlight. James’ style of gift-giving is unique, to say the least.
On our first date, James had me wait in the car while he ran in to a drug store to buy me a little token of his affection. I thought that was awfully sweet of him. I imagined getting something like a box of chocolate, or maybe some perfume. Instead, he emerged with a little bag, presented it to me, and eagerly awaited my response. My gift? A pencil sharpener. Not just any pencil sharpener, mind you, but a wall-mounted purple one. I had to give him points for originality.
Last Christmas, I pointed out a toy organ to James at the dollar store. I remarked that it would be a fun thing to play with on Christmas morning. It was very inexpensive, and even had batteries included. We played on it for a few moments in the store, having fun with all the sounds programmed into it.
A few days later, James came into a little money, so we went shopping. Our first stop: The dollar store, of course. James asked me to go to the car, and I thought I knew what was going on in his head since he could barely contain his excitement. He was going to buy me the organ.
I was a good sport and went on out to the car. James soon came out grinning, holding a tightly-closed bag. It was so thin I could see right through it. I averted my eyes so that I would not actually see it for too long and thus spoil his surprise. When he got to the car, he carefully placed the package on the back seat. However, he placed it upside down, and suddenly it sounded like somebody was beating the heck out of cymbals in the back of the car. I turned on the radio to mask the sound, which was quickly silenced. We drove the short distance home without much trouble until we hit a bump in the driveway. Out of the blue, a trumpet blared from the back seat. Mercifully, it stopped quickly and I was able to sing along with the radio and pretend it did not happen. As we walked onto my front porch, yet another round of organ magic started up, and I ran inside as if I could outpace the speed of sound. My son met us at the door and took the package from James. This released a whole percussion section that sent Dusty scurrying out the back door and me dashing into my home office.
Later, as the organ sat under the tree nicely wrapped, it was often played with gusto by our two very curious kittens. Still, I think I feigned great surprise rather well when I opened it on Christmas morning, and James feigned great relief that I did.
We reap what we sow, and it is good to sow gifts of time, shared experiences, humor and love