Saturday, August 29, 2009

Words of Wisdom from Papa Bear

My father, Al Lembo, is a wise and spiritual man. He'll be 96 in November. Although he's dancing between the worlds, there are pearls of wisdom that come through him. It's probably because of his dance that he is a wise sage. He was extremely connected with God tonight while I was there.

In a nutshell, his advice was as follows: "Pray for all the good things in your life. Remember them and forget about the rest. Forget about the people who were bad to you. They just didn't know better and they probably didn't mean it anyway. Have memories of all the good things in your life. - and there are many things that are good in your life. If you need guidance, ask God. But you have to ask. It is important to help people. People need to ask for help. Help as many people as you can. And remember all the good things in your life."

Thanks, Dad! We all appreciate the words of wisdom! It's important to listen to the words of wisdom from our elders. They have many years of experience and know the truth. Well, at least I feel that way about my Papa Bear!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Re-Entry after Vacation

I'm back in my office not wanting to work. I've piles of bills to pay for various businesses, catalogs to go through, articles to write, more bills to pay, emails to respond to and on and on.

Instead I'll post a photo or 2 of my vacation to Hermosa, Colorado.

I went to see my cousin, Maria, who married the man she's been with for 20 years.
I also had a great visit with my cousin, Judy and her husband Ric, and 2 gorgeous girls. We all went to the Trimble Hots Springs after the wedding. I certainly felt good to sit in the geothermic heated pools filled with minerals.
After the wedding guests left, Vincent and I spent time with Maria and Don at her house on CR 203. Here are some amazing views.

These photos were taken standing at the end of the driveway. The old Feller barn has a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

My favorite time was when Maria and I gathered seeds of all kinds from her amazing garden. Yesterday I planted Holly Hock and Snap Dragon seeds in my front garden. I tried the telepathically explain the change in altitude from 6800 ft down to sea level. I'm holding the vision that the seeds will germinate and become beautiful flowering plants!

Can't I have a couple of months off to garden and rest my weary body, mind and spirit? I'd like to be like this fat squirrel being fed by the handsome young men every morning at the Logwood Inn!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bird Watching

I'm watching a stellar jay or mountain jay eat breakfast off the post on the log wood porch in front of me. I love blue birds. Most of you know I have a thing for birds. In this moment, the wild birds before me are enjoying the seeds and nuts place out for them by the caretakers of the Logwood Inn.

Yesterday when I was in downtown Durango, I stopped to capture photos of a hummingbird. Because I'm not on my own laptop at the moment, I won't be adding photos with this post. But believe me, you will be inundated with photos in the near future.

It feels so good to be resting, looking at birds - 5 crows just flew by - and breathing deeply. I have to breathe deeply because at this altitude, I often must catch my breath. And, that is really what this trip is all about. It's a combination of visiting with my dear cousin, Maria, for her wedding and "catching my breath" as it's been a very challenging year for me.

I am grateful to have an overall positive attitude and my "Polly-anna" outlook on life. For without it, I'm not sure how I would have enjoyed any of this past year.

I've been listening to my own guided meditation CDs quite a bit in the past week. Meet Your Master Guide, Open Your Heart to Love and Color Meditation: Align Your Chakras are all downloaded into my I-pod for easy listening so I listen to them when I wake up in the middle of the night and on the airplane. I also have downloaded Think Good Thoughts: Positive Affirmations for Everyday Living but I listen to that most often in the car while I'm driving. So, here I thought I made those CDs for everyone else - I guess that's true but I now realize these are for me just as much as they are for everyone else.

Well, mi prima, (means cousin) Maria has just arrived so I'm signing off for now to go play by the river, in her garden, with the birds and with my Vincent!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Changes in altitude

I'm enjoying a relaxing family vacation in Durango and Hermosa, Colorado. It's a slice of heaven on earth here at this high altitude. It takes me quite a few days to adjust to this altitude as I live at "below" sea level in South Florida! I can breathe and walk without pausing every few steps. I'm sitting in the lodge portion of the Logwood Inn. My cousin just arrived so I'll blog more later and perhaps a few photos.