Target *Public*

Dear Target, I love your stores. And I have been a long time customer. But on November 25th my grandmother went into the hospital and was in a coma. The family was called to say their goodbyes. My son was told to get a note from the hospital about my grandmother's condition and he did so. On November 26th the family made the very difficult decision to remove all life support. My son came to say goodbye to his great grandmother. He was then used to work a double shift on Black Friday and once that was over he was fired for missing the day to say goodbye to his great grandmother. This is heartless and uncaring and I am appalled at this decision and behavior from your company. I will no longer be a customer and I will continue to spread the word of how uncaring you are about your employees and their families.

This Journal Is Friends Only *Public*

Please keep in mind that this is MY journal...

I don't have to play games with people, expect them to read my mind, or communicate with looks or hints. I can speak directly and to the point about whatever I want or need to say. As long as I say what I mean without being mean, I always have the right to express my opinions, likes and dislikes, needs, and feelings. How the other person receives this information is up to him or her.

I can't and won't be responsible for how others feel about what I say, I can only do my best to express myself in the best way I can, with openness and directness.

Also, this is a FRIENDS ONLY journal. I do use filters and I do make completely private entries. So whatever you might be able to read is really just a very small part of my life, thoughts, and feelings.

Do not judge me on the pieces of myself that I allow you to see. After all, this is a journal. It's not a three dimensional view of me or my life and unless you are someone who has met me in person and spent a large amount of time with me, you'll never really know me and can't claim to really know me based on what you may have read here or heard from someone else.

I am me. And no matter what, I remain true to myself. And I don't have to apologize or answer to anyone for that.

If you'd like to add me, feel free. Just please leave me a comment letting me know that you have.

And a quick post script about icons...
If I know who made an icon, I credit that person in the comments section. If I don't know who made it, I leave it blank. If I'm using an icon that you made and want credited, please comment here or send me a private message telling the icon keyword and I'll add the credit.


Daily Consciousness *Public*

What’s the difference between caring and sharing?

Caring means seeing the needs of the other person so you can truly help.

Sharing is secondary; it’s the manifestation of the insight that comes from caring.

Time to tell whether or not you care before you share. When you’re wrapped up in yourself, it’s difficult to see the needs of others, and your sharing may have the opposite effect of what you intended.

internet powers, activate!

Originally posted by kythryne at internet powers, activate!
Okay, people. I need you to take this viral, and fast.

We know someone in upstate New York who needs a good custody lawyer ASAP. I'm not at liberty to go into details publicly, but this woman is very afraid that her abusive boyfriend is going to get sole custody of her young child.  She's presently being represented by a court-assigned lawyer who doesn't seem to care about the case, and she has very few resources left at this point. Her next hearing is on Thursday.

If you know a good lawyer in New York State who might be willing to take this case for a low fee or pro bono, or at least offer her advice or support, please let me know. If you don't know anyone, please repost this far and wide. As a mother and an abuse survivor, it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to contemplate a child being left in the hands of an abuser.

I can be reached at if you have any leads or want to help.

The internet can work miracles. Let's go.

Edit, Tuesday afternoon: Huge, huge thanks to everyone who has signal-boosted, offered resources, emailed me, and otherwise been willing to help. Our friend is overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers. Amy and I are driving over to New York tomorrow afternoon so we can provide support in person, and we are working on plans to help our friend and her daughter get back on their feet once the custody case is over.

(If you would be interested in donating an item or service to a fundraising auction in the near future, please let me know. Our friend is a talented artist and a wonderful mother to a beautiful little girl who deserves a safe home, and it wouldn't take much to make a huge difference in their lives.)

Daily Consciousness *Public*

Never stop believing in people just because they hurt you. You might be their only connection to the light of change.

Think about those not with you anymore, either because your relationship grew apart or you got hurt, and be that one person who never stops believing in them!

Daily Consciousness *Public*

Always run after opportunities to create peace between people, to find ways to bridge differences, please. Because as long as one person continues to feel separation…

…we'll all still feel it.

Close the space between you and someone today. Seeing their essential goodness helps a lot.

Daily Consciousness *Public*

When you want to support your sustenance in continuing to flow, or to get it unclogged, it’s good to give financial help to others. It opens the channels.

Reach into your pocket today. It doesn’t matter how much. Find an organization, a homeless person, a friend in need - give with the intention of opening channels of sustenance. Meditate so that this money will become energy and not just physical money, knowing the more you receive, the more you can give.

Weekly Consciousness Tune-Up *Public*

This week’s Zohar portion is called Bemidbar (in the desert). And as we know, the key to understanding the energy in store for us every week is often contained within the name of the weekly portion.

What’s “in the desert” for us? The answer is: nothing. If you think about a desert, nothing takes root, nothing grows. Picture a tumbleweed that’s just passing through. And that’s the key. My point isn’t that we should treat life as though we’re just passing through-–it’s that we should let our hurt and pain pass through!

A truly spiritual person is someone who knows that they are the cause and not the effect in life. In practical terms this means no one is capable of doing anything to us, for we create our reality through our words and actions—either in this life or a previous one. Although we strive to be sharing, spiritual, conscious human beings, an inability to forgive others, or ourselves, denies the laws of the universe.

When we hold onto anger, resentment, blame, and guilt, we overlook an important lesson; the essence of forgiveness lies in understanding that there is really nothing to forgive. No one has harmed us, nor can they ever harm us. Everything negative in our life is an effect of a negative seed planted long ago. The only way to remove the seeds before they take root is to let go and trust the Light. Remember the Light?
This does not mean we should lie back and allow ourselves to be stepped on, used up and tossed away. On the contrary, when we bring Light into our actions, we become very effective. But do let go of the past. Drop the grudges. When we are stuck in what has happened to us, we become resentful, unhappy and pessimistic. Think about the happy, healthy people that you know: chances are they’re the ones who are in love with life, because they know how to release the past, move on, and live in the moment.

This week gives us the strength to become like a desert, to let go of all the dead weight of pain that is trying to take root in an environment where it’s simply not meant to grow. . Release any ill-feelings and strong resentments you’re harboring towards others – it’s blocking the tremendous blessings that are trying to come your way.

Daily Consciousness *Public*

More often than not, our first reaction is to over-complicate things. But the spirit is not complicated, the spirit is simple.

If you find yourself over-thinking a situation, detangle yourself with these 4, simple steps.

1. Acknowledge it’s from a power beyond you, sent for your benefit

2. Identify your reaction

3. Resist letting the response take over, listen for the quiet voice of unity & positive

4. Act & speak with dignity

Daily Consciousness *Public*

What does it mean to love unconditionally? It means loving someone just because they are, loving them without regard to what they can do for you, loving their fulfillment without jealousy.

Think of 3 relationships and make a list.

1. How are you holding back for yourself

2. Where are you willing to let go