Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Be the Gift

At my age, 66, some people begin to fall apart. I seem to be fusing myself together with arthritic bone spurs and calcium deposits. After a rough night with little sleep, I was feeling very discouraged. I lay awake questioning my own unhappiness (yes, I really do always do that) but I didn’t get very far.

Feeling bad seemed inevitable. That’s the key; it almost always does. Since our beliefs are our version of reality, it’s hard to see them as just beliefs. They seem like reality, inevitable.

I dragged my weary self out to get the mail. The day sparkled around me and I felt my spirits lift. Then I spied him as he tooled around the oleander hedge by the mailboxes, a smiling man with white hair astride a bright red, brand new electric scooter.

“Make every day count!” he said. “”Yes,” I heard myself reply, “It’s all we have. It’s precious.” How had I forgotten?

We chatted for a few minutes. He told me he is from New York. He can’t walk. He pointed to his leg and said there was a steel rod in it. His sons bought him the scooter. He is 92 years old!

As he whizzed off he raised his hand to the bright blue sky. Rounding the corner, he shouted, “It’s a beautiful day!”

And it was. I felt better and better as the hours went by and the sweet encounter warmed my spirits.

What a sweet gift. There is a saying, “Be the change you want to see.” How about, “Be the gift you want to receive?”

Maybe these thoughts will warm your spirits. Maybe you are already feeling wonderful -- spread the word. Imagine if we knew at every moment that this one, now this one, now this one is really all we have.

You are a precious gift. Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Amazing Gift

This incredible, amazing, astoundingly beautiful planet is a gift to us all. We do not have to prove our worth, do anything to deserve it or earn the privilege to enjoy it's beauty. It is just here for us, one and all.

Today, where I live in Southern California we have snow on the mountain and rain in the valley. I thought you might like to see it too.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Reunion at Locke

One of the sweet things about visiting my son, Barnaby and his girl friend, Sheri, for Thanksgiving was a trip to Locke for an afternoon with Debbie Mendel (Bruce Di Marsico's widow) and her partner, Russell. Here we are after a delicious lunch.

Bruce Di Marsico created the Option Method for finding and eliminating beliefs that keep people from being happy -- and lots of other things. He was my teacher in the early 70's and I cannot imagine what my life would be without him. I was not a happy camper in those days.

Debbie has recently published a lot of work by Bruce. 

Locke is a fascinating little town in the Sacramento river Delta in Northern, California. It was built for Chinese laborers almost 100 years ago and very little has changed since!

Debbie and I had not seen each other since before Bruce's death in 1995. It was great to share a big hug and a wonderful day full of old memories and exciting new discoveries about each other's lives and work.
Wishing you long, happy relationships filled with love!


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

May all of your gratitude be twice blessed, blessing you when you give it and when you receive it!

I am so very grateful to you for sharing your blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving Wherever You Are!


Monday, October 29, 2007

Love and Wild Fires

Thanks to everyone who called and emailed to check on me and my little cabin in Cedar Glen. The smoke is clearing in Palm Springs. We can see the mountains again today.

It is amazing what good knowing that you are cared about does.

I think the cabin is OK. It is in between the Lake Arrowhead and the Running Springs fires. The mandatory evacuation order was lifted yesterday though the fires are still burning nearby.

All of my L.A. and San Diego friends are safe and accounted for and we have all reached out to each other with "Are you OK?"calls -- sometimes re-connecting for the first time in years.

My heart goes out to all of those who lost their homes and loved ones. The quote from William wordsworth in the beginning of my book "Travelling Free" come to mind.

"There is comfort in the strength of love

'Twill make a thing endurable, that else

Would overset the brain, or break the heart.

The outpouring of love and care in Southern California gives me hope for human kind and makes me rejoice to live here. May it expand, continue and support all of those who need our care to rebuild from the ashes.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Final Breakout


Would you like to learn how to find and eliminate the beliefs you hold that block happiness and success -- skills that you can use for the rest of your life?

Come to a weekend escape that will last a lifetime -- the final “BREAKOUT From Limiting Beliefs” seminar, October 19-21, in beautiful Palm Springs, CA.

Tuition is $477. Limited to 36 participants – there is still space available.

To register call 760-328-0858 or send an email mailto:mandy@mandyevans.com
with your name, address, phone and email address.

The most genuine workshop leader that I have met or worked with. This is not psychological smoke and mirrors. It’s practical, useful and needed.” –Paige Cooper
Paige has managed the office at the prestigious Rowe Conference Center in Massachusetts with efficiency and grace for several years, working with the best seminar leaders from around the world. Paige took the BREAKOUT weekend twice!

“If you want to create happiness and success, Mandy Evans teaches the master class. If you ever get a chance to take one of her seminars, take it! –Jeffrey Pease, Senior Director of Marketing, Oracle, http://www.jeffreypease.com

Jeffrey’s presence has enhanced my life and my workshops for over 20 years. He even came to one in Holland. He and his wife, Cynthia, were the first 2 people to sign up for the final BREAKOUT.

“Mandy's workshops have helped me go for it in every area of my life. She has given me wonderful tools to release limiting beliefs and open to the larger flow of the universe. I now embrace life fully and look forward to each new adventure." –Sonia Gunderson

I’ve been blessed to know Sonia as a student and a friend. You won’t believe what she means by adventure and what she is doing now. Click her link and be amazed!

To Your Happiness and Success Wherever You Are!