Monday, February 12, 2007

I'm rich,rich, RICH!

Richer than I ever thought possible. I am talking about US dollars here. I am in top 0.001% in the world of income attained in 2006. How did this happen?

I have been reading the Abraham-Hicks books on the Law of Attraction for the past couple of weeks. I first started reading about these books on Christine Kane’s blog.
Then I saw referenced to them in several other places, including Joe Vitale’s e-book, Spiritual Marketing. It has become my practice over the past few years to pay close attention to anything that is presented to me multiple times. So after seeing a dozen or so references to these books, I ordered one.

As soon as I began reading Ask and It Is Given, I began to feel happier and happier. I was smiling all of the time. Stephen came home in a grumpy mood because of a situation at work and I could not ever bring myself to feel bad for him. I knew that he was feeling bad and I did sympathize but I could not feel bad with him. He is smarter than your average bear so it did not take long for him to figure out that I was on to something. He went to the and began to read. Then he ordered another book and several tapes. In just a couple of days, he was able to put positive intentions in his mind about how he intended for his days a work to play out. Each day has played out pretty much the way he has intended.

Like almost everyone I know, we want more prosperity. We have been practicing that intent for years now. Intent can be a tricky thing. Attention to anything attracts more of that thing. You have to be careful or you will be paying attention to not having prosperity than you are paying to having it. You also have to be careful about what you perceive to be your reality. This is where the rich part comes in. I just checked the website to see if I needed to edit any loan profiles. On the home page, they feature a lender. The featured lender when I checked was a woman who made a reference to the global rich list. It sounded intriguing. I went to and found that I am the 107,565 richest person in the world! And that I am in the top 0.001% of the richest persons in the world. It would be very hard to feel impoverished knowing that you are in the top 0.001%. Therefore, my reality is that I am very wealthy by world standards.

This Law of Attraction stuff really does work.

Thursday, February 8, 2007


I went to my first meeting of my first writers group yesterday. One of our assignments was to write fro 10 minutes on an epiphany or awakening we had experienced. Here's mine:

Most of my life had been spent doing what needed to be done, almost all of it for someone other than myself. I went to work every day so that my children would have a roof over their heads, food in their stomachs, clothes on their bodies and all the other things that kids need.

Than was the only way I knew to live. Everyone I knew went to work every day and fit all the rest of their lives around their work schedules. All of my family did it. All of my friends and acquaintances did it. I had never seen any other life style.

Then in 1988, I went to the Kerrville Folk Festival. Everyone lived in tents at the festival. It was impossible to tell who was a highly successful business person and who just barely got by at first glance. I made friends from all walks of life and never knew what most of them did "for a living."

The first few years that I attended the festival, I made no attempt to make contact with any of these friends outside of the festival. Each year I would wonder who I would see from the year before. After a couple of years, several of us formed out own camp and I started getting notes a few weeks prior to the festival letting me know what to bring. Gradually, I began to spend non-festival time with some friends that I had met there and began to see all the kinds of ways in which they live.

I was fascinated. I told one friend that I thought it was brave of her to make here living writing and singing her songs. She replied that she considered it much braver to go to work at the same job every day.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Home Sweet Home

I have to concede that my last post was more than a little snarky. (I have lived in Dallas so I am not all that apologetic.) At the risk of luring even more people to our already over crowded city, here are the top ten reasons I live in Austin:

10. Town Lake with all the hike trails right downtown

9. Ribs (with live Music)

8. Live Music

(Stephen Taylor)

7. Tex Mex

6. Live Music

(Eliza Gilkyson)

5. The Moon over Town Lake

4. Live Music

3. Hamilton Pool

2: Live Music
1. All my friends live here. Well, not all of you, just the biggest concentration of you in one place on a more or less permanent basis.
It was not easy narrowing it down to ten. I could have gone on and on. I left out the veiw of the capitol from South Congress Avenue, the historic buildings downtown, Mt. Bonnell, breakfast tacos.......... and of course, whatever makes up your top ten.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

I Am Where I Am

The number 1 reason that I live in Austin.
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