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2017 JOYful Musings

Issue 5: May 31, 2017
What's Next

Issue 4: April 28, 2017
The Winds of Change

Issue 3: March 30, 2017
You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

Issue 2: February 28, 2017
The Way of the Lightworker - Anchoring in the Light

Issue 1: January 30, 2017
The Path of Harmony and Peaceful Existence

2016 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2016
Gather Wisdom

Issue 11: November 30, 2016
The Gifts of My Father

Issue 10: October 28, 2016
Pain is Inevitable - Suffering is Optional

Issue 9: September 30, 2016
Whatever It Takes ... No Matter What!

Issue 8: August 30, 2016
Throw Your Hat in the Ring!

Issue 7: July 29, 2016
Be "On TIME" with Your Life

Issue 6: June 30, 2016
Summertime

Issue 5: May 31, 2016
Let It Be...Find the Time

Issue 4: April 30, 2016
The Journey Continues...

Issue 3: March 31, 2016
Embracing the Unexpected - Part Deux

Issue 2: February 26, 2016
Embrace the Unexpected!

Issue 1: January 29, 2016
Supporting Your Best Life

2015 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2015
JOYful Reflection

Issue 11: November 30, 2015
Whatever Makes You Come Alive

Issue 10: October 30, 2015
Ask * Align * Allow

Issue 9: September 29, 2015
Who Are You Being?

Issue 8: August 28, 2015
Vibrant Health ~ Ageless Living

Issue 7: July 30, 2015
The Power of Loving, Approving and Forgiving

Issue 6: June 30, 2015
A JOYful Impact

Issue 5: May 29, 2015
Joie de Vivre

Issue 4: April 30, 2015
The Best Version of You!

Issue 3: March 31, 2015
Align Your Feelings with Your Desires

Issue 2: February 26, 2015
Claim Your Power

Issue 1: January 30, 2015
The Gift of Release

2014 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2014
Profound Life Lessons from 2014

Issue 11: November 26, 2014
The Power of GRATITUDE

Issue 10: October 31, 2014
Resilience with a Capital "R"

Issue 9: September 26, 2014
It's All About Perspective

Issue 8: August 28, 2014
Always Follow the Energy

Issue 7: July 30, 2014
Ways of the Spiritual Explorer

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Issue 6: June 29, 2014
Keeping It Simple

Issue 5: May 28, 2014
Decide to Live!

Issue 4: April 30, 2014
The Next Step ~ The Newest Chapter Unfolds

Issue 3: March 28, 2014
The Art of Discernment ~ Cultivating Your Authentic Self

Issue 2: February 26, 2014
Connecting to JOY

Issue 1: January 31, 2014
The Art of Mindfulness

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It's All About Perspective

September 26, 2014

Each of us has our own unique and personal perspective on any given subject or to quote the brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche, "There are not facts, only interpretations."

If you were to interview 20 witnesses of a bank robbery, you would receive 20 different reports as to the many details that took place. Someone may relay that they saw two men, one tall, one short, wearing ski masks and carrying guns. Another bystander might report that they saw only one thief of medium build with no visible weapon, who walked with a pronounced limp. Some may say the whole thing went down in a matter of a few minutes while others would estimate the scenario felt like an eternity that lasted at least 15 minutes or more. There would be many different versions of the same event because each of us views life and what happens around us based on our past experiences and expectations. This one factor alone can color our perception of any situation or encounter. Yet many may insist that they are absolutely positive what they witnessed to be the accurate version of what really occurred.




I'll bet you've had a conversation or two where you'd swear certain things were discussed and understood, only to find out later that your partner in dialogue "heard" something completely different than you did. Usually we each hear what we want to hear based on our awareness and understanding in the moment. It often boils down to where most of our attention was placed within the context of the conversation. So two people can take away completely different information from a discussion they've shared because they are each in a different space and their unique viewpoint will reflect that. And each is valid for them in relation to the reality they have created in the story of their life.

Sometimes an encounter of this kind will occur to provide us with information and knowledge that is needed to broaden a perspective we hold, allowing us to consider another point of view or an alternative solution or possibility. Each time something comes up in your life that pushes your buttons, it's a great opportunity to discover a deeper awareness as to why and a chance to expand as you grow your soul a little more.

Remember that people and events simply show up in your experience to act as a mirror, a reflection of something that is going on within you. So when it comes bubbling up to the surface, it's just begging for you to take a closer look. All so called negative or heavy energy we hold is looking for the light, for healing and resolution. The information you receive will provide you with the opportunity to understand how or why someone's behavior or a particular experience is adversely affecting you so that you can make the appropriate changes, if you wish to do so.




If you decide that you are ready to release, heal or change a pattern within yourself and you make the necessary adjustments, a shift in perspective will occur for you. And the universe will provide you with confirmation that this has indeed occurred when a similar experience shows up (it could even be the same "annoying" person) and your buttons can no longer be pushed. You are now at peace with the situation. Hallelujah!

When something is going on in your life and you aren't particularly pleased with the experience, you may want to consider this outlook. During a reading with a client a message came through that we both felt had universal appeal: "You are unfolding and becoming more of who you came here to be. Sometimes you just don't like the way the unfolding shows up or appears to be moving, or not moving, from your personal perspective."

We discussed how our souls may guide each of us on our paths in a different direction than our human perspective would like to travel because we often believe things have to play out in a very specific manner. We simply can't perceive how it could possibly happen any other way. That is precisely when it is helpful to remember that our soul is connected to the Infinite Wisdom of Source and the Universe can brilliantly and expertly orchestrate things on our behalf, usually in ways far better than we imagined.

I've come to realize that it's in my best interest to pay close attention and consider my soul's perspective over my human perspective every time!







It's All About Perspective

Tuesday, October 7th

5:30 PM (Pacific)
8:30 PM (Eastern)


FREE one hour teleseminar

Let's get together with an informal evening of mini-readings for those who wish to gain a bit more clarity about tuning in and listening to their soul's perspective around anything and everything!

You always have the option of stepping up and asking a question, sharing or just participating as an interested and supportive audience member. I hope you'll decide to join us on the call ... we always end up bringing in some wisdom for each of us and have a great time as well!


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Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!' This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.' He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so ... love the people who treat you right. Ignore the ones who don't. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it. Have a garbage-free day! ~David J. Pollay




For more information about David and his wonderful work in the world, please visit:
http://www.davidpollay.com

Quotes to Ponder

The best argument you can make is no argument at all. Every person believes his or her point of view to be valid and 'right'.
~Neale Donald Walsch

The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.
~Oscar Wilde

The tragic or the humorous is a matter of perspective.
~Arnold Beisser

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
~Wayne W. Dyer

It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?
~Isaac Asimov





So Remember...

You may wish to pay more attention to the whispers and the wisdom of your soul, the unique perspective it has to offer you regarding anything and everything!

Mark your calendar for my next teleseminar, Tuesday, October 7th at 5:30 PM (Pacific) and join me for a JOYful evening filled with inspiration, information and more ... woo-hoo!


May each day bring you more JOY, unexpected and happy surprises and...
...the next step for Livin' in the FUN Zone!

In JOY,
Sherri