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02/03/07 06:54 - 15ºF - ID#37990

Old Man Winter

Old man winter is rather pissed off at the moment and the ploughman is at the brink of delerium in the wake of this lake effect storm. I can't even see outside my window as I sit here typing with heavy eyes. I began last night around midnight after getting the call to action while chilling at this joint called Brio in Rochester. There I'd crossed paths with someone from many years ago, or lifetimes as it now seems. As my friend Michele and I walked into the place I noticed the delightful sound of live female vocals covering a Billy Joel tune. As I strolled on by I realized I recognized the rock-n-roll Diva seated by the electronic piano. Jen was looking mighty fine as she always did back in the days at Fredonia State U. where she attended school with my brother Dan. And to think I might have had the opportunity to make a ze sex love with her back in the day only to let it pass me by. Sigh. I've been a damn fool in this life, but alas, that was then and this is now. On her set break I paid a visit to say hello and she remembered my face linking it to a period of time in her life and certain recreational activities. She's of course emerged in recent years as a locally acclaimed performing artist and who am I but a face in the crowd. Yet, separate but equal souls, it was so nice chatting and catching up for a minute. She explained that in her spare time she manages her boyfriend's men's apparel store, expounding on the description in detailing their plans to joint venture with Buffalo Sabres' starting goaltender Ryan Miller for a second location in his home state of Michigan. I asked when she'd be in Buffalo to perform next and interestingly enough she will be headlining a charity event at Ani's church sponsored by the Ryan Miller Foundation. Hmm, maybe I should start the Sean J. Kennedy Foundation? It has a nice ring to it. Anyway, I gave Jen a kiss on the cheek wishing her well until we meet again.

I was fully enjoying the euphoria following my attunement with Michele at her healing sanctuary. I questioned the logic in keeping the appointment with the prospect of plowing on the horizon, but am so glad I followed through. She shared her gifts in channeling energies and Spirit to assist me in releasing minor resistance, or as she called it "fine-tuning" the higher energies at work in my life. I could feel my spine and cranium tingle on several occasions during the 15 minute session. She noted that she too had experienced similar sensations, especially at the end as she concluded the ceremony with laying of her powerful hands upon my shoulders. She was called to apply eagle medicine to various points on my torso, including my shoulders as a gesture of support in helping me shoulder the weight of this profound transformation taking place right down to the re-programming of DNA.

Before meeting up with some of her friends at Brio we enjoyed some delicious Mediterranean cuisine at this cute little joint called Sinbad's in the upscale Park district of Rochester. The hummus is tangy and pungent. Christopher and Julie met up with us shortly after we we're seated as two tables conjoined made possible what had been dinner for two a dinner for four. As per usual custom we laughed heartily with sexual innuendo after innuendo with references to Borat and then more innuendo with original content. Between the four of us there's enough zing potential to re-populate a third world country. I was totally high on life in the spirit of wonderful company. I treated Michele to dinner and drinks in return for her services as we made way departing with hugs for our cohorts who opted to go home rather than continue the evening out on the town.

I also had the pleasure to see a friend I hadn't seen since the summer. Megan was beaming and bright as ever introducing me to her boyfriend Rich, who later shared with me his experience of Buffalo while living there for a period of 9 years, including Bill's season tickets during the Super Bowl years and a love of Ziggy's Taco and Sub on Main. St. A couple more friends arrived to join the circle as we made merry while Jen belted out one cover after another with sheer brilliance. I was getting anxious though and figured I should check my phone. Sure enough Rich had called saying we'd be plowing. I began saying my goodbyes as this chick Amy commented that I have "one of those faces." Megan told me that she was referring to me as Superman. Hmm, if only she knew who I really am.

I noticed of late that I am struggling somewhat with my identity. I know it's coming from ego mainly, but I think my Higher Self is trying to have a say in the matter as well. When people ask what I do I am not particularly excited to tell them that I landscape and snowplow. Often times I will ask people to clarify with the question, "Are you asking what I do to earn money, or what do I do?" It just doesn't seem to do justice to my true nature, but then any defined role will never approach one's Divinity, whether CEO of a Fortune 500 company or janitor makes no difference at the end of the day. However, for the sake of playing the game of life I've been wrestling with new labels, or categories.

Last night I was approached with zest by this woman who was a friend of Jen. She inquired what I do I answered, "I'm a philosopher," to which she immediately responded, "Oh, you're trying to save the world." I was like, "No not really, I keep the focus on Sean," and went on to mention snow removal and being an aspiring writer, etc. But she seemed to have lost interest and shortly thereafter vanished into the masses. I'm glad I tried on the philosopher hat. She showed me what the mainstream interpret such a role to mean, which is not all where I'm coming from. I'd like to say that I am a child of God, or an Instrument of the Light perhaps, but I don't know that it would go over too well in the mainstream. I guess I should just stick with what is for now. I plow snow in the winter and I garden in the summer. Oh yeah, and I write.

On the drive home I chuckled to myself as if I were Clark Kent hurrying to save the day. Negotiating a snow-whipped NYS Thruway at 65 miles per hour while other cars crawled along at 40-50 mph; my white stallion, or pussy magnet as I now call it thanks to Borat, was obviously made precisely with such conditions in mind. The only pickup truck in its class with front-wheel drive proves once again the superior acumen of foreign engineering. My experience driving in adverse weather certainly was a factor, although I give hearty props to Honda, even if they are guilty of messing with odometer readings. I'm quite curious to see what comes of the class action lawsuit. In the meantime, I will continue as an advocate for what I consider to be one of the best designed and best looking automobiles on the road today. And it just so happens to be operated by of the best designed and best looking humans on the planet today.

I made it home lickety-split in spite of hazardous road conditions stopping by the nursery to drop off my ride and acquire Big Red. After stopping home to trade in my snazzy attire for work duds I was off to the task at hand. The commercial lots were not bad at all as wind-blown drifts along the borders made for a quick, efficient clean-up. I finished my route and was happily in bed four hours later only to awaken around daybreak to more heavy lake effect snow fall. I started to get revved up, but wanted to get some more sleep before heading out for round 2. I wasn't able to settle down until I masturbated allowing me another hour or so of sleep.

Rich had called signaling that we need to get a move on as I was already out the door. I was met by a stern complaint at one of my commercial properties. This woman in a Mercedes motioned for my attention so I pulled along side her. She proceeded to comment on how unhappy she is with the timing of the service. She was quite abrupt and clearly below the line. I replied by asking her if she was aware of the timing of the last snowfall, to which she made a rather disgruntled face and scoff before responding, "I don't need to put with up this aggravation, what's your name? I'm going to call Rich. I can't even get into my own building and its already noon!" I felt my heart rate escalate, though I did not allow my emotion to dictate the exchange. In so doing I remained above the line and simply remarked to her, "We're doing the best we can, m'am," before she scurried inside.

It's not at all an unusual circumstance for me as I've attracted many such people in similar circumstances over the years. They are typically female and older, lending credence to the theory it has something to do with unresolved mother stories. In any event, I didn't allow it to sully my day in the least and continued on for several more hours providing a most convenient service for my clients. I noticed not one, but on two occasions the appearance of a red-tail hawk flying right over me. It was a pleasant sign that all is well and I'm in the flow. While snowblowing the walks at one property, my face encrusted by wind-driven plumes of propelled snow, I was holding the vision of tropical beaches. I had an understanding on the creative process, i.e. manifestation. The information wasn't (k)new, but the feeling became Truth in that moment. I was thinking and acting in The Certain Way as offered by Wallace D. Wattles in his landmark treatise on metaphysical principles, The Science of Getting Rich. Indeed, I felt the richness that is my essence, my birthright and in that moment of battling the elements I substituted what is for a vision of what shall be.

It appears the lake effect snow bands are moving south to ski country where it is forecast they will remain for the remainder of the weekend. But the damage is done and I will have to go out for a third round in a 24 hour period. I'm totally wiped out and not sure how I'm going to hold up for another run without a full night's sleep. I can smell the ocean and feel the warmth of the tropical sun. It's calling me. Yet what is for right now in the present moment shall remain the best possible reality within the field of infinite possibilities. I am guided by the intention of that which brings me peace and joy. It is only a matter of time before everything I create in this life is in harmony with this intention. Creator, grant me the strength and endurance to honor my word and carry out the tasks I have agreed to complete. I offer gratitude for the many blessings, seen and unseen, as everything contributes to my Highest Good.

One Love
Sean

"Philosophers and ploughman, each must know his part, to sew a new mentality, closer the Heart!" Neil Peart

February 3, 2007
Trusting Your Guardians
Libra Daily Horoscope

You may sense that something akin to luck is on your side today, and you will likely recognize the benevolent hand of your many spirit guardians operating in your experience. Mundane acts that typically constitute a normal part of your daily routine can earn you surprising blessings as others acknowledge your hard work and effort. Should you find yourself in situations that feel negative, you may be pleased to discover that you can respond constructively and without resorting to hostility. The moment of recognition in which you see that you are not alone can be the perfect time to express your gratitude for all the blessings your spirit guides have bestowed upon you today.

We can move through life with a greater degree of confidence when we believe that there are entities watching over us and protecting us from harm. Simply recognizing that we exist under the stewardship of benevolent beings can sustain our spirits during challenging times and lift our mood when life is sweet. We are better equipped to dispel the negative energy we encounter as a normal part of our day-to-day experience because we are able to funnel it into the strong arms of our guides. Yet the confidence we gain knowing that we are safe and loved also inspires us to take a more active approach to our own happiness as these beings will only come to our aid when called upon to help. You will feel secure today as you recognize the important role your spiritual guardians are playing in your life.

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Category: celtic sea salt

02/01/07 11:44 - 24ºF - ID#37950

Imbolc

It appears El Nino has made an exit stage left as temps continue below the freezing point and a forecast calling for bone-chilling temps arriving this weekend. I was so grateful that it didn't snow last night. Don Paul was forecasting 3-6" as lake snows began to shift north from the southtowns. In fact, I'd call it a miracle the way it went down. I was on my way over to the parents' house for dinner- Cuban style pulled pork fajitas- as I looked to the sky. It appeared the winds had shifted as pockets of blue emerged from the sullen skies. I tuned into the weather channel after dining with my folks and sure enough the snow advisory had been lifted without a trace of accumulation. The headache I endured for the better part of the day continued into the evening and so the call to action would have been most arduous. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound...

I laughed my fuckin ass off last night for a solid 90 minutes thanks to Borat. In spite of my headache I figured laughter would be excellent medicine and I was correct. So I acquired a pass at the bargain cinema for $1.50 on a cold, quiet hump day evening. As per custom I attended the movie in solitaire. I had thought to call my friend Beth who expressed interest in hanging out, but I opted instead to keep myself company with a hilarious "documentary" featuring Sasha Cohen. I suppose it would have added a humorous element to the evening had I invited Beth along. Raised in the Jewish tradition I would have been curious to see how she handled the anti-Semitic current throughout the film. But knowing her she would have enjoyed the humor, as grotesque and uncivilized as it may be. Anyone who got their buttons pushed by Borat has some work to do. If you can't laugh at the judgments and stereotypes we hold so dear in this culture you're missing out on the opportunity to experience life more fully. And isn't that why we're here after all, to experience more life? I should hope so.

I'm not quite feeling up to play hockey this morning as my skates remain unsharpened and ready for action. Speaking of action I received in the mail a notice for a class action lawsuit representing all owners of Honda makes and models from 2002-2006 for fraudulent odometer readings. Hmm, not sure what to make of it, but if it results in some sort of windfall in my part I am most open to receive. I have big plans this evening for a fundraiser at Ani's church followed by a visit to take in some live music featuring my boy Stu and his band Babik, including a Valentine's lingerie show. I'm always down for some of that!

I received guidance to compose a poem today, but before I do so I'd like to comment on one more item. The more I grow on this path of unconditional love, peace, joy and prosperity the less I find I am in "touch" with the mainstream. I do my part to remain abreast of the major political developments locally, regionally and internationally; however, I do nothing more than skim the daily news to do so. Most of humanity lives in an extreme climate of fear. It never ceases to amaze me how "below the line" people choose to think, feel and ultimately live. In the paper today a woman complains of the statute of limitations on non-homicide prosecution in the wake of the infamous bike path rapist. Apparently she was the victim of rape 20 some years ago and says she still wakes up "screaming" on occasion. Somehow she thinks that if this man in custody can be tried for one more count on rape that it will vindicate her. In reality, it is up to her to release this pain that she is holding onto, which has nothing to do with the accused. Yet, she has received a great deal of attention over the years following her victimization and her spirit knows that such tribulation brings with it this gift. And she has every right to continue holding onto this fear, even though it robs her of precious life. There is a gift in allowing on this path of life that I continue to practice and master. It matters not what others choose. My only business is my own. Yet I can not help but to desire for others what I desire for myself. So I continue to keep the focus on Sean, and if peeps are so inclined to inquire I am delighted to impart the wisdom I've gathered over the years. In the meantime, let it be...

Ode To Imbolc

Be not fooled by the cold wind blows,
hark, lest we in our folly fables,
fail to heed great utterings
upon bustling boughs in frozen forests!

The incandescence illumines the darkest of nights,
so shall we wander guided by the inner solstice,
when days of dancing gayly around bonfires have faded,
only to return in a toast with friends aside the flames!

Be not afraid during these quiet times,
tis a gift immense in value we behold,
for within each Heart is the glow of Gold,
whilst enchanted dreams arouse the Soul!

One Love
Sean

Looking for the gift in a situation, SEAN, typically means there's a belief that the situation's outcome could have been better.

And thinking that an outcome could have been better, only happens when there's a belief that one's joy could have been greater had there been a different outcome.

And thinking that one's joy hinges on the outcome of any time-space occurrence, almost always means that some cool cat somewhere, has ever so briefly forgotten not to interpret events with their physical senses alone, that all the elements, then and now, are lining up in their favor, and that their own happy feet needn't have missed a beat.
Bust a move -
The Universe

February 1, 2007
Doing What It Takes
Libra Daily Horoscope

Your expectations can become the inspiration that keeps you motivated today if you regard success as something that is inevitable. The optimism that develops naturally as you visualize the triumphant realization of the dreams you wish to achieve will likely bolster your spirits as you face the difficulties that are an unavoidable element of the goal-realization process. Should you find yourself up against a seemingly insurmountable obstacle today, you can call upon your anticipation for encouragement and comfort. The sustenance you glean from your positive vision of the future will likely become the strong foundation from which you reach upward toward the brilliant light of your ambition.

When we think of our eventual success in terms of when we will reach it, rather than if, we are more apt to recognize and take advantage of those opportunities that have the potential to help us achieve our ambitions. We are willing to do whatever it takes-not because we fear failure, but because we are looking forward to the day we will realize the dreams we hold dear. As a result, our minds are filled with positive, happy thoughts regardless of the nature of the events unfolding around us. When we face challenges, we choose to think constructively about the roadblocks before us rather than to become mired in the temporarily distressing and demoralizing aspects of the paths we have chosen. The anticipation you harbor in your thoughts today will empower you to stay optimistic while facing the ups and downs of the goal-realization process.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
    

Ego vs. Excellence
Category: Travel and Places

There is no daily lesson today as it is the 31st of the month and there are only 30 lessons in the Effortless Prosperity practice. However, it does instruct those following the program to "do something special for themselves" on this day. I've been wondering what I might do with ideas ranging from a walk outdoors somewhere I've never been before to a trip to the happy ending spa to see Wendy and enjoy her gifted hands upon my body. It's already noon as I slept in til 9 and been a slow start. I have this sharp, piercing pain in my upper abdomen, perhaps a strained ribcage muscle while out plowing? I don't know, but it hurts to take a deep breath. I wanted to participate in the skate and shoot over at the local rec center, but I think it best to rest and repair. If it feels better tomorrow maybe I'll go play. I tried on a pair of Reebok ice skates yesterday at Great Skate and they felt awesome. The sales clerk said the 2007 line will be coming out in a couple of months so I might hold off. We're already rounding the turn in this winter season (Imbolc) so perhaps I'll upgrade my gear in time for next season. In the meantime, I'm gathering information about organizing a team for an in-line hockey league starting at the end of February.

When I awoke this morning I had this revelation about ego, specifically discerning what voice is that of ego and what is that of our Higher Self. Most people have it backwards in this consciousness. For instance, we think the voice telling us how great, talented, beautiful, amazing and absolutely magnificent we are is that of ego. This couldn't be further from the Truth! This is our Higher Self speaking and here we let ego allow us to believe to the contrary with notions such as, "I'm not worthy," or "I have to earn it," or "Nobody's perfect," hogwash! We are excellent by virtue of our existence! To the degree we can manage our ego, honor it with a simple response such as, "Thanks for sharing," and go about the business of living effortlessly is a measure of success. Do you have any friggin clue how special, fantastic and utterly beautiful you are? I thought so!

So here I am on this "special" day, as if everyday were not special. My mother invited me to dinner and following that I will be gathering with friends to continue our vision boarding project. Oprah will be featuring people from the movie The Secret later today. The Law of Attraction continues to gain notoriety as it penetrates mainstream consciousness. It is such an exciting time to be in the world. A few years ago when I started out on this path of self-discovery awakening to who I truly am I wasn't so sure I made the best choice. Well, if my life now is any indication I made a most wise and brilliant choice. More and more people are getting on board and it is only a matter of when, not if, that we co-create a culture of peace, harmony and prosperity for all! I'm honored and thrilled to be fulfilling my role at this most amazing juncture in human evolution. This is the age of mind over matter as duality fades steadfast into the anals of outdated philosophical doctrine. I am both the cause and effect in my reality. There is nothing so liberating as knowing this to be true. I can't wait to see what miracle is coming into my life next!

One Love
Sean

ps- surf's up in Cancun July 2007, see banner in blog below!

January 31, 2007
No Mountain Too High
Libra Daily Horoscope

You may feel cleverer than usual today, and primed to utilize your creativity in the completion of your everyday duties. This unexpected bout of resourcefulness can lead you to apply your imaginative talents in unexpected ways throughout the day. Whether you choose to beautify a professional report or to devise a more efficient system of organization in your home, you will likely find yourself taking on more ambitious projects as you are encouraged by each new creative success. Should you find yourself facing obstacles today, you can quell your initial fears by recalling all that you have accomplished thus far. You can derive encouragement from the strong feelings of self-confidence already established in your soul.

We can surmount almost any obstacle the universe chooses to put in our paths when we believe in our ability to cope with and adapt to changing circumstances. Because we have faith in the value of our innate cleverness, we are more apt to make use of our intellectual resources when faced with challenges that seem impossibly difficult. Situations in which there is no chance of traversing a straight path energize us because we relish the opportunity to make use of our creativity in the discovery of offbeat solutions. Every resource available to us, whether physical or cerebral, is put into play as we explore the possibilities open to us, no matter how oblique or fantastic they may seem at first. No single challenge will interfere with your resolve today because you know that you are capable of besting anything.

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Category: gnocchi

01/30/07 03:13 - 24ºF - ID#37924

High Society

My brother-in-law remarked at dinner the other night, "You've got the best job in the world!" He did so with the slightest hint of envy at the notion that I only work a couple hours a week and get paid a full week's salary. While it's true there have been several weeks that I've worked perhaps 10 hours or less and received compensation for a full 40 hours, clearly he is speaking from a place of non-experience. Snowplowing is not by any means easy, nevermind the overnight hours which serve only to increase the challenge. It actually requires a great deal of skill, concentration and endurance. Believe it or not, revving to and fro, slamming into piles of snow and performing with quality service in mind takes a toll mentally and physically. I'm surprised that more peeps don't wind up in serious accidents involving snow removal equipment. To this I credit the operators who are ever attentive with a keen eye in the side-view mirrors and over the shoulder for careless drivers on the morning commute. My left shoulder began to act up again in response to the repeated motion involved with steering while my right hand operates the plow control. All in all this morning's outing was quite smooth by any measure, but once again I find myself in that creamy malaise that only the snowplowman knows. The best job in the world? Hardly. I mean, I aint complaining, but it's certainly not my idea of the "best" job. Yet for right now I make the best of it and am grateful to count it among my many blessings.

Incidentally, I have a job interview scheduled Friday morning for what appears on paper as a major career advancement opportunity. The position as regional manager would put me in charge of 7 stores and require travel up to 3 days per week, including Syracuse and Albany. Compensation for the position would more than double my current annual income at 70K, not to mention full benefits, which I haven't had since 2000 while employed at Medaille College. I was hanging out with my friend Tara picking out a birthday gift for our friends' 1 year-old, Navah Rain, when my phone rang. It was Brigette from Good Feet explaining that they had recieved "a large response" from the job post on-line and that they are most interested in meeting with me. So I'll get all shined up in my biz-nass suit, enjoy a discussion with the individual conducting the interview and likely charm the pants off of her. Hey, even if I don't get the job plan B is to get laid. Of course plan Z is to get the job offer and get laid. Count it!

Yesterday was one of those days where one lovely encounter flowed into the next. I met up with my boy Jason, aka Shizzol, for a trip to the Indian buffet on Elmwood. I had invited his girl Sasha, but she declined in favor of staying home to rest her body pregnant with their soon-to-be first born child. My Indian princess who had served us the night before last was not on shift, much to my disappointment, although it really wasn't a letdown. Shiz and I caught up on what's going on in our lives and enjoyed our usual conversation like old friends keeping in touch. He knows he's in for a major life change once he becomes a daddy in a few months. He and Sasha have a couple "differences" brewing that will ultimately lead to some difficult choices, including possible relocation out of state, if not out of town. He's a middle class boy who grew up in the suburbs and has grown fond of living in da hood, while his girl Sasha, born in Africa and raised in da hood of Kansas City wants to live in the 'burbs. She gave him a 2 year ultimatum for relocation and so if my boy stays true to his girl and skips town I'll sure miss that kat. It was my pleasure to pick up the tab for lunch as he offered to treat next time as per custom. But who knows really, there may never be a next time? Tomorrow is always a mystery and we do have today, a gift, which is why we call it the present.

Following lunch I returned a phone call from Tara who had noticed my truck parked on Forest Ave. She shared me with the story of how she came to notice the white stallion as a municpal plow truck pulled along side just as she happened to be watching. Funny how the mind makes such associations and even more amazing how we are directed to notice that which is on our mind. It's nice to be thought of and I imagine for the most part my friends and family think highly of me. If not, that's okay by me. I keep inner peace by saying "Om!" and the outer peace is maintained by "Fuck Om!" All kidding aside, my life is immensely peaceful and quite often filled with experiences of joy. Visiting with loved ones is one of life's simple pleasures for me. After acquiring a bday gift at the Tree House Tara and I migrated to Spot Coffee for a chat. We were delighted to cross paths with Christopher who had taken up residence upon one of the sofas in the rear of the hip, bustling cafe burning copies of the demo CD we recorded on his iMac. He joined us as we sat three abreast on a cozy sofa sipping various hot beverages and sharing a tahini cookie drizzled in honey that I purchased from the Lex co-op. It was utterly tantalizing as Tara commented on the sweet delicacy. The conversation touched upon very personal and intimate revelations and insights, as it often does in such luminous company. The sun shone in through the glass as we bathed in its warming light. The time passed effortlessly as we bid one another adieu and went off on our separate, but equal paths. I was stoked on caffeine and feel good vibes.

Upon arriving home I considered how I might spend the remainder of my evening with the prospect of plowing in the early pre-dawn ahead. Plans suddenly erupted as my friend Colleen sent me an IM inviting me to dinner at either Mother's or Tempo. I was feeling Tempo as I'd never been and she agreed offering to treat, her only request that I dress nice and look "hot." I replied that "hot" is my natural state of being and so it would be effortless. We met up at the Buffalo Club where she parked and hopped into my ride for the shuttle up Delaware Ave. She looked lovely clothed in business attire from the engagements earlier in the day allowing for such a spontaneous flow into a fine dining setting. We checked our coats with a stunning dark woman at the door before being seated a couple tables away from Ryan Miller, the much maligned Buffalo Sabres netminder. He was enjoying dinner with Sabres' top official Larry Quinn together with Bob Rich and his wife Mindy I believe is her name. I wouldn't have known the identity of Ryan's company if not for Coll who is quite entrenched in such prolific circles of local celebs and the affluent. It makes no difference to me if I'm kicking it with the rich and famous or the poor and unfamiliar. It's all holy to me.

I was a wee bit intimidated by the menu with a bunch of Italiano terms like Pesce and Carpoccio, but I rolled with it as the waiter introduced us to the wine list. I made it clear to Coll that red wine is off-limits for me as memories from a night of debauchery many weeks ago linger still. She went with a Pinot Grigio, which was rather refreshing. I joked that now I'm like my mother drinking white wine after always having been a fan of the rouge. Hey, change is the only constant. So I went with the seared yellow-fin tuna in a tangy soy glaze. We shared an appetizer of Gnocchi, still not sure how to pronounce that one, but damn it was good. We had many laughs as we delighted in the fancy feast, followed with a dessert fit for royalty. I ordered creme brulee along with sumatra served in a French press and poured at the table. Coll kicked it up a notch requesting a sweet liquer to add to the coffee along with steamed milk. I was in heaven and had I not the call of duty in the back of my mind I might have taken her up on an offer to grab a beer for a nightcap. Three hours and $200 plus later we completed our high society interlude. We made tentative plans to get tix for an upcoming Sabres' game. Tempo is no doubt a swanky joint where peeps are likely as much drawn to be seen as they are by the sumptuous fare. Without question the food is prepared first class. Coll assured me that her friend Paul, Executive Chef and part-owner, is the best in Buffalo. I wouldn't argue with her based on my experience. C'est magnifique! I know that's Francais, but forgive my lack of Italiano background. Hey, we can always head to Starbuck's an order up some Fritaliano concoction.

One Love
Sean
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January 30, 2007
Equilibrium in Time
Libra Daily Horoscope

Your obligations can easily overwhelm you today if you focus the entirety of your energy on the fulfillment of your myriad duties. As you may be laboring under the weight of a great number of responsibilities, you will likely try to do as much as possible in a relatively short time. However, your dedication to the tasks on your agenda can work against you today if you do not afford yourself ample time for personal renewal. You can avoid becoming over-extended by learning to say no to the requests others make of you and taking frequent breaks throughout the day. If you feel relaxed while pursuing your objectives, you will likely find that you are able to work harder as well as faster.

Successfully pursuing balance in our professional and personal lives is most often a matter of first comprehending the nature of our limitations, accepting that our strengths are by no means boundless, and then making time for renewal. When we attempt to push ourselves to and beyond the point of physical and mental exhaustion, our minds and our bodies send us signals indicating that we need to slow down. Heeding these messages is as simple as honoring our individual rhythms by respecting the fact that rest and rejuvenation are vital aspects of the goal-realization process. We need not feel guilty about temporarily putting aside our responsibilities when we have written periods of refreshment into our schedules. The fatigue you feel will gradually disappear today as you bring your life into balance using effective time management.

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Category: income tax

01/29/07 11:13 - 13ºF - ID#37908

Guided by Spirit

Today's daily lesson is for healing, guidance by Spirit and thanks to God! I've enjoyed the second consecutive day beginning my morning with Bijan's effortless prosperity daily lessons. I had to quell the chatter of my ego somewhat, especially after a mildly restless night. I was expecting a phone call from my employer for the call to action as snow showers persisted throughout the evening. I even kept the phone at my side in bed, a not so pleasant companion. I really wanted a full night's sleep and was delighted that the phone never did ring. However, my ego started telling me things like maybe I got fired and that I should be out working. As I sat in my soul chair contemplating the daily lesson I thanked my ego for sharing, as Bijan taught us to do, and continued to experience the peace and joy of the moment.

There is enough snow on hard surfaces to warrant a clean-up, but nothing that approaches hazardous or even inconvenient conditions for the commuter. I do feel a sense of lingering obligation to provide the snowplow service for my customers. But this is from above the line as I consider the joy it brings from a job well done, not to mention the satisfaction for the client. I fully anticipate that we will be out this evening clearing the light fluffy build-up, at least for our commercial accounts if not residential. Rich has sent us out for less, hence my mild shock that I have not yet heard from him. I suppose it is worthy of miracle status that I was able to enjoy a much needed full night's slumber. In fact, everything falls into "miracle" category when you think about it. It's a miracle to breath, to feel, taste, smell, hear and see. It's a miracle to move the bowels, to smile, to laugh, to cry and to have thoughts. Life is one continues stream of miracles, if only we awaken to its grandeur and beauty.

And so to be guided by Spirit is to remain fully immersed in the present moment. There is nothing so holy as living in the present. I considered during my meditation on the daily lesson where I might go from here were I indeed to actually lose my job. I felt a brief wave of anxiety pour over me followed by complete peace. I do not know where I'd go, but I trust that I would be guided to the next open door if one were to close behind me. I thought back to many years ago when I used to take hikes on a regular basis. I remember wandering in the woods, sometimes aimlessly with no particular destination or outcome in mind. I was never afraid of getting lost or disoriented. There were times of uncertainty, but I just kept moving along and sooner or later I always found my way. I recall specifically a time when my brother and I were hiking in Zoar Valley. Along the trail we encountered a nudist colony enjoying a warm summer afternoon by the riverside. We were uncomfortable at the prospect of our fellow citizens, all of them male and some holding hands. We continued on our way and came to the end of the trail. We had two choices, either turn around and pass by the nudist colony or trudge uphill off the beaten path. We of course listened to our homophobic egos, chose the latter and wound up lost for hours. But we never panicked, despite the expansive sprawl of the 3,000 plus acre forest. We ended up on a road and paid a visit to a home. The woman gladly directed us down the road as we were less than a mile from our vehicle. Even when we listen to our ego we can always tune it out, go above the line and find guidance from Spirit.

It is only a matter of time before I take complete charge of my life and fire my boss. For now I give thanks for all the gifts it brings, not the least of which a steady paycheck with which to pay the bills and bestow blessings upon loved ones. In a couple hours I will be meeting up with friends and treat them to lunch. It brings me such joy to do so. I just updated my list of things-to-do with "taxes" written in large capital letters. I trust that everything will be completed in a timel fashion in way that brings peace and joy. Computing my income tax refund has always been an effortless process for me. I am feeling some resistance this year as for the first time I have income to report that has yet to have taxes deducted, vis 1099 form. I kept an extensive file of my expenses with receipts and hope that I can write off most, if not all of the figure. But I'm really not sure exactly how to proceed as this is new for me. I put it out there that whatever the result it will be completed effortlessly. So whether that means finding the joy in tallying all my business-related expenses and entering the data into an on-line tax service, or perhaps that I attract an accountant who will accomplish the task for a fair trade in return, is incidental. I proceed guided by Spirit today and offer thanks to God!

One Love
Sean

Did you know, SEAN, that the average person looks 793.7% more attractive when they smile? Not to mention healthier, wiser, slimmer, richer, and cooler.

They do.
And smiles "become things" too -
The Universe

January 29, 2007
Pushing Your Limits
Libra Daily Horoscope

A rush of energy can inspire you to challenge yourself today, prompting you to participate in activities that test your stamina, strength, or intelligence. You may discover upon entering into such battles of skill, sport, and wit that you are invigorated by the difficulties inherent in competition-whether you are pitting yourself against a rival or against yourself. Should these pursuits require you to broaden your horizons through practice or education, you will likely eagerly explore new worlds of experience. Your efforts can introduce you to aspects of your talents and skills that you never knew existed, and the resultant revelations can persuade you to continue to pursue achievement in unfamiliar quarters. Today may be the day you realize that your potential is greater than you had ever dreamed possible.

We discover that our individual limitations reach far beyond the boundaries we had previously assigned to ourselves when we immerse ourselves vigorously in the activities that energize and excite us. It is when we participate in pursuits we enjoy that we are most willing to extend ourselves physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Because we have little fear of failure-as we recognize that mistakes and mishaps are natural aspects of individual growth-we dedicate our bodies, minds, and souls to the challenges before us. We feel good knowing that we are reaching past the borders of our comfort zones with some degree of success, and are thus encouraged to continue our explorations. You will feel strong and accomplished today as you push yourself past the arbitrary limits that once held sway over your conduct.

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01/28/07 12:13 - 22ºF - ID#37899

Death of an Ego

I am so much joy and gratitude this morning. I am doing excellent! The title of this blog post was inspired by a truncated message on the back of a bus as I gazed out the window from the classroom at yesterday's "Clearing to Manifest for 2007" seminar in Niagara Falls. I was like, "Hmm, now that's an exciting oracle!" Indeed, the 2 day seminar with Bijan served its purpose enabling me to clear negative belief systems and thus raise my vibration. I really am beginning to know what it means to be high on life! I could feel my shoulder ache all day yesterday and at one point there was a burning sensation. I affirmed that it was simply healing as I released whatever belief I had been carrying that caused the injury in the first place. This morning there is no pain or even the slightest discomfort. I also thank Tara for a most gratifying massage, which really set the tone for the ensuing 36 hours of peace and joy!

It was so powerful to sit and laugh for hours while Bijan fielded questions from the group of about 60 people. He shared many anecdotes which served to buttress the focus of his teachings on effortless health, prosperity and relationships. The man has an incredible sense of humor, which is really an excellent tool for assisting people in opening up to release the negative belief systems that keep them from truly enjoying the gift of life. It's not so much the information mind you, rather it is the feeling or vibration that he sustains. As he calls it "above the line." Remaining in such a space of peace and joy invariably empowers others to slough off layers of karmic non-sense and naturally ascend into higher states of consciousness. The ego has a way of keeping us "below the line" if we give our power away to it. 2007 is the year like no other whereby energies are coming to the planet assisting us in moving above the line once and for all. It will be extremely uncomfortable for those who resist this change, for it is unfamiliar. The death knell has been rung for the ego. It's time to let go and let the Higher Self, the Truth shall set us free!

On lunch break my five lovely companions and I migrated down the road in search of sustenance. We were of one mind on an Indian buffet, but turned out it was closed. We wandered about only to come across two more restaurants not yet open for business. I was getting aggravated as I noticed my energy dipping below the line; however, my cohorts did their part to keep the positive vibes flowing shouting out gratitude as we scurried hither and tither. Shivering from the icy breeze we made way for the Casino seeking a trip to the Grand Buffet. Instead we opted for the food court taking up a seat in the impressive glass and steel structure with the thundering Falls just a few hundred yards away. I scarfed down a couple slices of pizza to appease a voracious appetite while the girls enjoyed various fast food selections. We thought we might be late as the lunch hour had quickly lapsed, but when we returned the room had been perhaps half full as others straggled back to settle in for the afternoon stretch run.

We began the afternoon dancing to Bijan's hip hop recording, "It's Mine!" It was somewhat goofy, but most everyone loosened up and shook their booty singing along as good vibes prevailed. Bijan lead us in a couple of meditations in between more Q&A, including a very beautiful guided meditation with his voice playing the role of God answering questions from the voice of a child. It was sufficient to bring tears to my friend Beth's eyes and I definitely felt myself open even more in the heart chakra. It's such a powerful healing that people have to be already rather open to receive. Bijan noted how everyone in attendance is very much at the forefront of the emerging consciousness, i.e. "above the line." Perhaps in a few years his seminars will be conducted with hundreds if not thousands in attendance as more humans open to their true nature as "fingers of God." We are magnificent and powerful beyond our wildest imaginings, if only we can open up and let go of many lifetimes' burden.

The highlight of the weekend occured for me following the seminar when I spoke with Bijan. I thanked him for his wonderful teaching and inquired if he'd be willing to conduct a seminar in Buffalo the next time he is in our corner of the Universe. He responded with enthusiasm indicating that he actually flies into Buffalo when he comes out this way and would be happy to offer an evening session. I'd like to host it at the The Hall at Asbury Church where Ani Difranco converted a crumbling old Presbyterian monolith into a divine center for creative arts. We'll see how it all flows between now and then, but I'm excited to know that he will indeed include Buffalo on his itinerary toward the end of April. The first weeked of May he will be conducting a 3 day event in Toronto which I hope to attend as well. In my opinion, you can never get too much of such an inspiring, life-transforming message and presence. Who knows, maybe one day I'll be conducting similar events?

Tara purchased a 2 for 1 deal for the Toronto seminar and I expressed interest in the extra ticket. Beth debated on doing the same and chose not to make the investment for now while Carey put it out there that she would like to participate, although she's not presently in a position to secure her pass. It would be nice to go up again with a group, split the cost of travel and lodging, but moreso to enjoy one another's company. On the drive home I asked the others if they wanted to grab a bite to eat and we agreed upon a return trip to the Falafel bar where had enjoyed dinner Friday before the start of the seminar. As we drove around looking for a parking space along the bustling Elmwood Strip Laura called and asked if we wanted to meet up with she and Taina at India Gate. So we made our way yonder to satisfy an earlier urge and unite the crew for a most appropriate meal to close out the weekend's festivities. Following dinner Beth and I dropped by the Chocolate Bar to wish a friend happy birthday, but he was no where to be found. I bought a dark chocolate bar as we headed out only to bump into David who had seen us walking by the adjacent restaurant where he and friends were finishing up dinner. So we said hello, exchanged hugs and well-wishes before departing. Upon arriving home I said good night to Beth and proceeded to pass out in my soul chair in contemplation of all that had been. I slept very sound last night with some vivid dreams including an appearance by the gorgeous waitress at the India Gate. Hmm, maybe I should ask her out?

Today is a quiet day of rest and reflection. I have plans later for practice with a singing group up on the reservation. It will be the final of three meetings to rehearse several sweat lodge favorites before we begin recording to produce a copy with intentions to market. Following rehearsal I have plans to meet up with my parents, sister, her husband and my brother for dinner. I'm going to bring an old-fashioned style sourdough pizza to go with the chicken Ceasar salad my mother is preparing. It will be a delightful gathering over a delicious meal. Gathering with loved ones brings me such joy. And if there's a guiding intention for my life, that which brings me joy will suffice. Blogging brings me joy, as does singing, meditation, landscaping, travel, love-making and so much more. Now, what shall I do next that brings me joy? Hmm....

One Love
Sean
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January 28, 2007
Discovering Your Worth
Libra Daily Horoscope

Opportunities to share your abundance with others will likely be plentiful today. Even if you usually spend little time engaging in charitable pursuits, you may find yourself endeavoring to make yourself useful in the lives of people in need. A sense that your existence is gaining new significance with every good deed can inspire you to help more people, or to devote more of your time to philanthropy. As upbeat as you feel, you may derive an even greater sense of pleasure from the warm gestures of gratitude offered to you by those who receive your aid. Today may be the day that making a difference becomes a top priority in your life.

We naturally feel most worthy when we are engaged in activities that enable us to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The simple fact that there are people who depend on us lifts our spirits and demonstrates that we have an intrinsic value that spans beyond our own affairs. Consequently, our self-esteem skyrockets as we observe the impact our actions and choices have on those who benefit from our willingness to help our sisters and brothers in humanity achieve prosperity. Few pleasures affect us more deeply than that which we experience while selflessly serving others. We not only feel the sublime joy of giving, but also are inspired to continue applying our efforts to the cause of promoting widespread wellbeing. You will feel a wonderful sense of satisfaction today when you devote your time and energy to helping others.

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Category: patriotism

01/26/07 10:16 - 10ºF - ID#37875

Sasha Cohen

Booyakasha! 770 visits to my blog so far this week as of this writing, must be my profile headline, "Warning rated NC 17 for adult content." Of course, I might have attracted some pervs with my recent graphic descriptions in the sex and romance category. I know I lost one subscriber who said she is not interested in reading about sex or talking about it. Her loss. Once again I defer to that wise old cat in a hat Dr, Suess, "The people who mind don't matter and the people who matter won't mind." Put that in ur pipe and smoke it! So tell me, I'm curious, is arrogance ever "founded"? Just wondering.

The coldest air mass of the winter season has taken hold of our region with temps in the single digits to start the day. I was called in to work last night, thankfully I did not have to exit the vehicle. I made a few passes along the edges at my commerical properties to tidy things up. If I had been really dedicated I would have swept the entirety of the paved surfaces, but I had a self-imposed curfew of 11 PM to honor. It really was silly for Rich to have us go out to address less than an inch of fine white powder. I had company over for vision boarding, which made for a very fun, albeit truncated evening gathering. I had to give my delightful guests the boot so I could be on my way to answer the call to action. I look forward to our next vision boarding night, perhaps next Thursday weather-permitting.

In the news, Labatt USA is moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Buffalo and with it 20 new sales and marketing positions, not to mention corporate sponsorships and an infusion of much needed extra-municipal dollars. The possibility of a Labatt pond hockey tournament here is now quite likely. I'm sure the Buffalo Sabres organization would support as a co-sponsor for a marketing opportunity and community out-reach. I for one would love to put together and participate on a team of cousins and friends in the popular tournament. Hell, I'd even offer to help organize the damn thing. I suppose Hoyt Lake behind the Albright-Knox would be the most logical choice, that is if they can flush the remaining deposits of anti-freeze dumped into the lake years ago by a disgruntled former parks commissioner. Winter activities and events are essential not only for individual fitness and health, but also as a means to build a tighter-knit community. A city that plays together grows together.

I feel much lighter after yesterday's lunch passed through my system a short while ago. I gorged myself on taco pizza, a mango black bean burrito and chicken-sausage gumbo washed down with a pint of Smuttynose nut brown ale for lunch at Colter Bay yesterday. I was so packed all I had for dinner was an energy bar. My sister joined her husband and I at the bar for a delicious feast. It was dead thanks to the frigid temps enabling her to break shift. We ended up spending over 2 hours hanging out and chatting. Erinn proposed a tubing outing this weekend in Colden, but I won't be able to join in the fun with my plans for the Effortless Prosperity seminar. I suggested that she re-schedule for next weekend since I would really like to tag along. Our cousin Peter has a gorgeous 4 bedroom chalet just up the hill from Kissing Bridge where we could go afterward to thaw out, perhaps a soak in the hot tub and a cocktail. Mmmmmmmmm...

Well I'm totally stoked for this evening's itinerary. I will be joined with an entourage of 8 lovely Goddesses to attend Bijan's Effortless Prosperity seminar in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I have a massage with my friend Tara booked for this afternoon. Following the massage our group will be gathering to enjoy some take-out from the Falafel Bar before making way for our beloved neighbor to the north, O Canada! They really do have a much better national anthem than ours. Listen to the lyrics before the next Sabres' game. The Star Spangled Banner is all ego-based glorification of war and violence while Canada's is like a beautiful prayer, "God keep our land glorious and free..." Gives me the spine tingles, but then to be honest, so does the U.S. anthem, "...o'er the land of the freeeeeeeeeeeeeee and the home of the brave!"

One Love
Sean

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January 26, 2007
Reserves of Strength
Libra Daily Horoscope

Your resilience under pressure can surprise you today and you may subsequently wonder where the courage and strength you have lately exhibited is coming from. As circumstances force you to confront stressful situations directly, you will likely respond by holding your ground steadfastly and doing all you can to ensure that your needs are met. You may literally feel stronger and more adaptable than usual today. Or, when dealing with those issues in which you have no opportunity to retreat, you may not even be cognizant of the change taking place within you until much later. To nurture this growing strength of will, reaffirm your personal power by both celebrating your successes and calling upon them for encouragement when fear strikes.

We frequently discover that we are stronger than we previously imagined possible when we choose to face challenging circumstances head-on with courage and determination. While we may at first doubt that we are capable of coping with the difficulties before us, we instinctively tap into our innate reserves of strength when confronting our fears. As we learn about the true range of our valor, each of the instances in our past in which we exhibited bravery serves to inspire and encourage us. We eventually feel well-equipped to embark upon journeys of courage that require us to expand the horizon of our boldness because we understand that as we grow as individuals, we will reach new plateaus of power. You will face adversity with daring audacity today when you rely on your copious inner strength.

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Category: wildlife rehab

01/25/07 12:22 - 13ºF - ID#37862

Bird of Pray

A stack of corn flapjacks smothered in blueberry compote and whip cream at the IHOP has me satiated and plenty grounded. I've in mind the name for a philanthropic venture with similar letters to form the acronym IHP- Insitute for Human Potential. Who knows, maybe the IHOP would sponsor the IHP and serve pancakes in the cafeteria? Dare to dream and then dream bigger!

The chicken souvlaki I ate for dinner with my parents last night never was amazing. I don't know what it was, but it was like orgasmic. My mother is a wonderful cook, but it had to be more than just the flavorings. She must have put some real loving vibes into that food. It was just what I needed and I thanked her for a truly satisfying meal. After dinner I made my way over to my sister's place to take in the NHL All-Star game. I called her on the drive over to see if she would like a cup of Tim Horton's coffee, to which she eagerly accepted the offer. When I arrived she was sitting in the living room with her cat Johnny on her lap gently caressing him. I took up a seat on the sofa across from her and enjoyed a visit over coffee. We played with the pets, her miniature schnauzer Dude and the cat. It was the first time that I can recall spending "quality time" with my sister in years.

At dinner with my parents I learned for the first time that she was nearly victimized while on a vacation with her now husband Gary. She had become angry at him and walked out of a bar in Miami only to be surrounded by four men who proceeded to forcefully escort her off to God knows where until a gentleman happened to take notice and gave them some grief distracting them enough to enable my sister to break loose and escape. A guardian angel perhaps? I know what it's like to be helplessly attacked and I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy, nevermind my sister. So we watched the game, which was rather uneventful other than Sabres' star Danny Briere earning MVP honors with a goal and 4 assists, second highest point total in All-Star history. I was going to leave after the first period, but wound up staying until the end, including a few beers. I came home and felt rather tipsy. I hadn't any booze since before New Year's. I think I needed it though to balance some of the intense energy shifts taking place. I slept very sound.

I had a cool thing happen while I was on my walk yesterday. As I turned out of my driveway heading along the same route I take nearly every day I noticed a big, plump red-tail hawk perched high up in a maple. His cream-colored breast plummage thrust forward and streamline head on a turet standing confidently like a sentinel. I whistled up at him doing my best to mimic the screeching call, "Krrrrrrr!" I did this several times and as I walked right beneath him he peered down as if to acknowledge me. I felt so connected. Everything wants to be noticed. As I completed my 3 mile loop rounding the last corner with a chill to the bone I noticed a large raptor swoop into another maple. I was awestruck. It was as if he came back to say hello and thank me for taking notice.

The hawk has always symbolized freedom and opportunity to me. Years ago a friend found a juvenile bird of prey on the side of the road with head trauma. He didn't know what to do and thought of me as someone who might be able to take care of the injured animal. I was honored, but of course had no experience with wildlife rehab. I took the animal in and set up a rubbermaid tote as a makeshift nest. I said a prayer as I held him for his healing. I went to the pet store and purchased a little white mouse, which the young raptor immediately appreciated. I had the animal in captivity and nursed it for 3 days. When I came home from work one day I noticed the tote was empty. I was like "O shit!" I went upstairs into the attic and there he was perched atop a reinforcing truss across the rafters. I approached him and he allowed me to take him into my hands. I walked downstairs and out onto the back porch where I set him free watching with a tear in my eye as he flew off for a new beginning. To this day the hawk is for me a most powerful oracle. I'll never forget that moment.

I also had a powerful moment of gratitude and vision the night before last while out on my plow route. I was snowblowing the walkways at the largest of my commercial properties. It takes about 15 minutes to clear all the walks and entrances to the building, even with only a few inches of snow. As the icy wind cut through the dark and whipped the snow back into my face coating me from head to toe I imagined as if I were somewhere else. I could feel as if I was somewhere tropical, like a beach in Costa Rica for instance as a wave of gratitude came over me. It was like a confirmation message from the Universe that indeed the vision I've held for many years is well on its way to me. I know for certain that next winter I will be in a position to migrate and enjoy a winter sabbatical in favored tropical climes. Suddenly the snowblowing became effortless. A person's faith is measured not according to when s/he talks, but rather when s/he is working.

I'm anticipating a phone call here any minute as Thursday is the designated day for the boys from work to convene and engage in a match of No Limit Texas Hold-em. If that doesn't come to fruition then I'm thinking about lunch with my brother-in-law at Colter Bay where my sister is employed as a server. I'd prefer to continue my respite from the rigors of a 23 hour stint the day before last, although I feel nearly caught up on my sleep deficit. By tomorrow I expect that I'll be back to par, barring another snow event. The forecast is calling for icy temps, but no significant accumulations. We'll see. Later this evening I have plans to host some friends for a creative evening of self-expression and manifestation. We will be working on crafting "vision boards" as a tool to help us gain clarity on our individual visions for the future. I have a stack of mags from recent years' subscriptions just waiting to be of service. My aunt was complaining the other day about all these magazines showing up unexpectedly to her address. I gladly took them off her hands and invited her to pass along any others she might receive. The Universe does work in mysterious ways.

One Love
Sean

Permission, SEAN, is what you give yourself.

I give you everything else.
The Universe


January 25, 2007
Lost in Beauty
Libra Daily Horoscope

Your creativity can serve you well today, whether you are endeavoring to complete a professional project or concentrating your attention on a hobby from which you derive pleasure. You may find yourself infusing everything to which you apply yourself with an atmosphere of artfulness that affords others a unique opportunity to appreciate beauty in everyday objects. The main beneficiary of your imaginative labors, however, will likely be you, as your devotion to loveliness ensures that your thoughts remain positive and upbeat at all times. You may also enjoy expanding your horizons through creative activities today, and the curiosity that blossoms within you as you create can become the seed of a lifelong quest for beauty.

It is easy to put aside worldly cares when we lose ourselves in the beauty we are capable of creating, using little more than our imaginative minds. Our thoughts naturally revolve around all that is good and true rather than the challenges that are circumstantially thrust upon us in our daily lives. Because we are immersed in the rushing flood of the creative flow, we have little time or energy to devote to topics that fall outside of the range of our imaginations. The world is a much more pleasant place when we observe it through perception that is colored by our innovative vantage points. We can appreciate the loveliness that is inherent in simply living, without giving regard to the tension that is an established part of being. Your creativity will make the world seem like a brighter place today.

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Category: chakra

01/24/07 02:21 - 26ºF - ID#37849

He Who Tells All

You stay awake for nearly 24 hours straight and you're going to get grumpy, if not delusional. Last night's outing did not conclude until I hit the pillow around 2 AM this morning after arising the previous day around 3. But thanks to my responsible and devoted nature people awoke this morning to cleared drives and parking lots. I fought heavy eyes for the last 2-3 hours while finishing up my route. The cup of coffee I had around midnight gave me ups for about 30 minutes max as I was clearing my uncle's car wash lot. I also took care of my parents and sister's place. It's just one of many ways that I express my love. It really would be nice if more peeps would appreciate the plowman, rather than get ticked off as he tirelessly toils. On my way to Wegman's this morning for coffee this chick in a Jeep was right on my tailgate and then darted in front of me at the next traffic light. Like I said, you don't get enough sleep and you're on edge. This is perhaps the most important foundation to my overall wellness. I got my button pushed and thrust open the truck door met with a honk by the driver next to me who may have been concerned that I was going to snap. Well I did, but not to the point of anything regrettable. As she sped away from the light I made a turn into the parking lot and noticed that she too was headed for the same destination. I watched as she parked across the lot from me and wanted to pay her visit just to share of piece of my exhausted mind, but she had quickly scurried inside the store. My vibration is down and I need to be careful of what I attract right now. Today is a day of down time and rest, a mental health day if not physical.

I hope the ups from the cup of French Press rain forest coffee I just consumed persists for the duration of this post. I can already feel it wearing off as I type. But as I can not sleep during the day I must carry on in sleep deprivation until the evening hours. Before my afternoon's repast of pancakes I was enjoying a wonderful IM with my dear friend Jerog, one of many amazing peeps I've met here on myspace. No, we didn't get naughty today as she wasn't feeling sexual, nor was I much "up" to the task in my current state of exhaustion. Besides, all I need right now is another myspace romance. Instead we enjoyed a dynamic and uplifting exchange including talk of planning a Contiki tour in Europe before October 2008. The outfit is geared for peeps ages 18-35 and so the cut off for me is my 36th birthday in about 21 months. That's plenty of time for the Universe to line it up. In the meantime, we've talked about perhaps going into business together. She's quite the savvy and sophisticated entrepreneur with real estate investments, on-line marketing credentials, massage therapy and a full-time gig selling insurance. Oh and did I mention she's fuckin hot? I also received a very important message through her when she shared with me a consultation she had with a holistic practioner. She was told that sex and food will help to ground her. Immediately a bell rung for me as just last night I was contemplating why all of a sudden such intense sexual energy for me. And it made sense. I've been going through such intense vibrational tranformation of late that my body is in need of balancing, hence the increase of release of late. I've also been eating heavier foods, including a visit to my parents' house last night for some beef stew, and lots of pancakes, tacos and subs have been the staple of my diet in recent weeks. Of course being that these are the winter months I am adding a noticeable layer to my mid-riff; however, it's nothing that landscaping won't melt away come spring.

Yesterday I got word from a friend that an old friend had crossed over. I hadn't heard my phone ring and so upon listening to the voice mail I could feel my heart sink as I remembered back years ago when Chris and I would hang out amongst friends. I was never real close to him, but there was a period in my life where he was present during some of my first major changes as a young adult. I remember smoking a lot of weed in our circle of friends, which included my cousin. We also went out to the woods a few times and tripped on LSD wandering like fools for hours with giggles at every comment or visual distortion. Yes, it was a time in my life when my future was wide open and with it the field of possibilities endless. It wasn't long thereafter I had gone off to school and endured the most arduous period of my life, both mentally and emotionally. Indeed, Chris' passing is very symbolic of yet another metaphysical layer from my past sloughing off. I'm not one who chooses to peer into the past for any length or depth, but as a tribute to my friend I have this to offer. R.I.P.

One Love
Sean

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The Universe


January 23, 2007
Your Comfort Zone
Create A Soft Place To Land

Our day-to-day demands can quickly take their toll on our well-being if we are not vigilant about caring for ourselves as best we can. One way we can ensure that we have an opportunity to relax and recuperate each day is to create a soft place to land when we arrive home. This landing pad, whether it is an entire room or merely a small corner of a larger area, can provide us with a safe and comforting refuge in which we can decompress and recover from the day's stresses. There, we are enveloped in feelings of security that transcend other issues that may be unfolding in our homes. Our landing pads also act as way stations that enable us to shift our attention away from our outer-world concerns and back to our inner-world needs.

To create a soft place to land in your home, begin by scouting potential locations. Or perhaps your entire home is your landing pad in which case you may only need to declutter. Your habits can often provide you with insight into the perfect spot, as there may be an area of your home you gravitate to naturally when you are in need of comfort. Any space in which you find it easy to let go of stress and anxiety can become your landing pad. A basement or attic, spare room, or unused storage area, furnished with items that soothe you, can give you the privacy you need to unwind. If you appreciate the elements, you may find that spending time in a section of your garden or outdoor patio helps you release the day's tensions. Preparing these spaces can be as easy as replacing clutter with a small selection of beautiful objects that put you in a relaxed frame of mind. Remember to consider noise and activity levels while choosing the site of your landing pad. If you know that ordinar! y human commotion will distract you from your purpose, look for a secluded spot.

The soft place to land that you create should inspire within you the mantra, "I can breath here. I can relax here. I know I am safe here." When you return to your home after braving worldly rigors, you will feel a subtle yet tranquil shift occur inside of you as you settle in to this most personal of retreats and feel centered once again.

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01/23/07 09:19 - 29ºF - ID#37831

Holy

It didn't help that I kept laughing my ass off when I went to bed last night. I kept thinking about what I had posted in my blog and also a couple of email exchanges with some myspacers on the subject of irrational fear vs rational fear. In my opinion there is no such distinction. Fear is fear and carries with it a vibration that attracts people and events to match the beholder's vibrational resonance. I think I finally got to sleep around midnight perhaps and when the alarm on my cell phone went off at 3 AM I was like, "Fuck!" So I took my probiotic/ wheatgrass cocktail, gathered a few items to prepare myself to head out and instead plunked down in my soul chair. When I got up over an hour had passed, no kidding. Fortunately, I only needed a little better than 3 hours to clean up and detail the 6 commercial properties on my route. They're calling for lake effect snow with another 2-4 inches today and by the looks of it out my window the bands have already organized with winds out of the WSW. As I've stated in previous blogs I am completely diurnal in nature and can not sleep during daylight hours. Hopefully the snow comes and goes by sunset so I can get an early start on my route this evening. I heard on the radio that meteorologists are predicting the advance of a Siberian air mass beginning next week that will put is in a deep freeze through February on into March. Seems El Nino has retired. Better batten down the hatches.

So I've scared off another prospect in the lady department. I got a message from this girl I had met at a local business networking group a couple weeks ago. She asked if I was single and expressed an interest. I replied that I do not have a girlfriend, although it would appear otherwise with my profile status set to "in a relationship." We made plans to meet for coffee today, however this morning there was a message saying, "Glad I read this...ha, ha...wrong impression lol...nevermind...maybe we'll meet again..." Obviously she read my blog. For the record, I've established "in a relationship" status to indicate that I am in a relationship with myself. So if you're reading this ladies, don't hesitate to inquire. I'm a hot commodity these days looking eventually to settle down with my Queen of Queens. You think you got what it takes to match your King of Kings then holla. Otherwise, don't hate!

I've had nearly 400 hits to my blog in less than 3 days. My previous record for a one week period is a little over 500 hits. Hmm, I have to wonder if recent content is stirring up a ruckus? I wonder if peeps are promoting my blog all like, "You gotta read what this kat is writing, 'slipped a finger in my ass' lmao!" Let's face it, sex sells and I love it, sex that is. And I'm not even selling anything, at least not ostensibly. I am sort of promoting a belief system, in short, "Life is what you make of it so why not make it effortless?" I'd probably be quite a Casanova had I the inclination to pursue a piece of ass at the exclusion of other passions. But I know it's just a phase I'm going through as I continue to raise my vibration and self-actualize. I really do want to be in a long-term monogamous relationship and I have a feeling this recent sexual frenzy is a last hoorah of sorts. So to all my female fans out there if you want some of this now's ur chance, hit me up at yahoo IM "inspiraysean." Speak now or forever hold ur peace!

One LOve
Sean

"The people who mind don't matter and the people who matter won't mind."
Dr. Suess

OK, can you keep a secret, SEAN?

Let me tell you what happens...

There'll be trumpets, fanfare, and parades. Happy tears, giggles, and hugs. Shrieks of joy, fits of laughter, and reunions with best friends.

There will be quiet, reflection, and revelations. Ah-ha's! No-way's! And, of course, You-have-to-be-kidding's!

Eventually followed by a deep, often surprising, longing for what will by then be viewed as the dream-life you led.

You could plot it on a chart.

The point, SEAN, of course, is that you are now living that dream-life.

The Universe

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01/22/07 11:05 - 20ºF - ID#37813

Perfect Storm

    

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Almost thought I'd have to put on the work boots in the wee pre-dawn hours this morning as an Alberta Clipper swooped on through around 2 AM. I awoke to witness a most perfect storm, which last only briefly much to my delight. I think I have just now fully paid off my sleep deficit over the last 3 nights from the previous all-nighter in the plow truck. Being awake during favored hours of slumber really puts me out of whack. I'm grateful that I've been blessed with sufficient recovery time until the next outing.

So I missed an opportunity to meet up with a very sexy nurse whom I met here on myspace. I had made plans for pizza and football with my brother before arranging for the meeting. By the time I was through hanging with my bro she had to go to work on the overnight shift. We made tentative plans to meet up some night later in the week. It was nice to visit with my brother who is in town on business for the next several weeks. We watched the NFC championship and by the time the AFC championship started we were both getting a little restless not used to sitting around idle for such an extended period of time. I went home before the first half was over with New England up big looking to repeat history with a playoff thumping of the Colts. It wasn't until this morning that I read in the paper that Indy had pulled off the biggest comeback in conference championship history vindicating playoff demons past as Peyton Manning deservedly earns his first trip to the Super Bowl. It's also a first for head coach Tony Dungee and the city of Indianapolis. In two weeks they will meet the "monsters of the miday" from Chicago, coached also by Lovie Smith making for the first ever Super Bowl pitting two African-American head coaches. Times, they are a changing...

This culture is so sexually repressed it's insane. We all want to enjoy the ecstasy of our sexuality without any shame or guilt, yet we do just that and limit the degree of pleasure derived. Sex is as spiritual an act as there is in the human experience. Many of us were brought up with religious doctrine preaching to the contrary, especially we Catholics. I'll never forget the priest who came into our 7th grade classroom to teach sex ed. May I ask, what the hell does a man who's taken a lifetime vow of celibacy know about sex? How can you teach about that which you do not know from experience? It's completely insane! And so if someone were to accuse me of being crazy, or insane, I'd reply quite simply that it takes one to know one. Insanity is the pattern of doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. The world is full of people chasing their tails hoping and praying that they may actually get a hold of it. Quit chasing your tail and start living your life for chrissakes! I know I am and so who am I to deny all these love-starved women clamoring at my door? Booyakasha!

One Love
Sean

Would you believe, SEAN, that there is nothing about your life today, not even what hurts, that you won't eventually appreciate, with happy tears running down your face?

Nothing.
Chokes me up just thinking about it -
The Universe

January 22, 2007
Joyous Surprises
Libra Daily Horoscope

Unexpected good news will likely please you greatly today. You may be surprised to hear that you are in line for a promotion at work or that a loved one has been the recipient of a financial windfall. The amazing announcement that comes to you via the grapevine may be emotional in nature, such as the coming together of two important people in your life. Because you will likely be caught off guard by this happy news, you may not know how to respond. However, collecting your thoughts can be as easy as taking a moment to determine what you are really feeling. If you allow yourself time to adjust today, your reaction to bombshells will likely be uniformly positive.

The pleasure of life's little surprises lies in their ability to catch us off guard and to remind us that there are many blessings still to come. When we are surprised, the unexpected joy we feel acts as a potent antidote to the daily grind and encourages us to remember that we cannot always predict what is lying in wait for us. Our expectations of the future are thus indelibly changed, as we understand that even our grimmest prophetic visions may be interrupted by positive circumstances at any time. Conversely, we are motivated by this notion to strive for excellence in every aspect of our lives because we also know that we are equipped to influence fate in our favor. The pleasant surprises that come into your life today will lift your spirits and add a spot of joy to your experience.

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