Hey, Mr. Investing Junkie, Lay Off the Rat Poison!

Recently I have spent a lot studying websites like portfoliocharts.com and portfoliovisualizer.com. First, let me say these are fantastic sites. I often find myself enjoying their rich wealth of data about the past returns of various investments, and the historical characteristics of different portfolios. At the same time, it seems that I have crossed the line from doing enjoyable research to something… else; namely, trying to find out what the “perfect portfolio” is 🙁 This might seem valuable or logical to do, but I feel as though I have fallen…

Everything You Ever Want

Everything you ever want is available if you will just cease thinking about all the things you don’t have. If you will just clear your mind and think instead of lovely things: things that inspire you, things that make you feel happy, things you like. If you could just re-focus, and shift to the subjects that inspire you, the uplift you, and just stay there, you could find such light, such wonder, such happiness. You would be amazed! Try it out, see what happens. 🙂

Leave Everyone Else Out

None of you came forth with the intention of listening to anyone outside of you. Every one of you knew that life would cause you to expand, and that that expanded being would call you, and that when you go in the direction of that expansion that you would feel good. And you planned on leaving everyone else out of the equation. You really did! Abraham-Hicks, in this Youtube recording I just love this quote. I heard it this morning as I was eating breakfast. I’m pretty sure I have…

Reaching for Satisfaction: Rock-Throwing Edition

I’m always reaching for satisfaction. If you check your own thoughts for how they feel, you can really start to tell when they are on point … or not. I am much better at this nowadays. I remember a few years ago, inspired by Abraham-Hicks I would go on runs and I would repeat the words, “It’s my dominant intent to reach for thoughts that feel good!” I loved the idea, but the idea was so new to me that it still seemed rather conceptual. It took awhile for it…

The Ghost of Elvis

Every day I show up to the page and see what it has for me. I say this literally, and I say this figuratively. The “page” might be this keyboard, it might be the journal I’m currently writing in. It might be the piano I am playing, it might be the music program on my computer I am using. It might be the voice recorder on my phone taking down whatever I express, whether through words, song, or piano-playing. By extension, it might also be the things I tell the…

How Is Beating Yourself Up Working Out?

[The last few days I have been mulling over some “issues” in my life, and I’m not exactly sure I’m making progress 🙁 It’s been a bit unpleasant, actually. Hence this conversation] Chris, we feel what you are feeling. We get your sense of heaviness as you try to sort out all these complex things. We know they aren’t actually complex, but you have allowed different considerations that aren’t of “divine”* origin to kind of clog up the pathways here. So instead of it being simple and easy and a…

When You Feel Cut Off From What You Want

You want beauty. You want joy. You want things that feel good, like a wonderful meal, you wish to sit and enjoy it, and bask in the pleasant conditions. So that is what you wish. Yet do you allow yourself to have that? Do you let yourself have the things that are in your mind as wishes? Or do you keep them at bay? Do you let them in or no? Many people sit as if removed from their own desires, watching other people do what they wish to do,…

We Finished Our Fricking Taxes!

Okay, so today we got our taxes in! Instead of feeling triumphant and awesome, I feel shy and kind of guilty about sharing it. I think I’m worried people will think I’m bragging, or that they will think I’m a nerd for writing about it 🙂 I’m open to ideas from my “Higher Self.” Chris, we are happy to talk to you! What is it you would like to know? Um, why do I feel guilty and kind of shy about sharing that we got our taxes done? Because you…

Do We Really Need to Be Gotten?

“There’s not a person on this planet who really gets you.” Abraham Hicks, as heard on a video on YouTube I think that, deep down, we all want to be gotten. I want you to understand me. And you want me to understand you. And they want us to understand them. And we want them to understand us. Now, I consider myself a pretty good listener (as long as I’m in my right mind, that is, haha). I am able to really listen to what people are saying, and I…

Blissing Out At the Cafe (Revisited)

Early this year I wrote about my enjoyment of spending time writing at the neighborhood cafe, which I characterized as blissing out. Indeed, that’s how it felt. The experience could be so satisfying that it was truly thrilling. As a result, I essentially became a cafe junkie: at some point in the summer, I was going nearly every day. I have probably gone to the cafe 200 times this year… er, if not that, well, it feels like it! Eventually, as you can imagine, I started to fatigue from this…