Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dublin O2, Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen, July 23rd




this song amazes me....I can feel him singing it....beautiful..... 
 Leonard Cohen, on what the song 'Hallelujah' is about: "This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled but there are moments when we can transcend the dualistic system and reconcile and embrace the whole mess and that's what I mean by 'Hallelujah'. That regardless of what the impossibility of the situation is, there is a moment when you open your mouth and you throw open your arms and you embrace the thing and you just say 'Hallelujah! Blessed is the name.' And you can't reconcile it in any other way except in that position of total surrender, total affirmation."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"No matter where you go, no matter what you eat, no matter how many gifts you give and receive this holiday season, unless you are actually present, it all flies by as if in a dream. Satisfaction in anything--a meal, an interaction, a gift, a sunset--depends on your willingness to take it in. Breathe. Feel your arms and your legs. You are allowed to love every little thing about yourself and your life. You are allowed to take up space and be all that you are. Really you are." - Geneen Roth

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - SAME LOVE feat. MARY LAMBERT (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Music and Life - Alan Watts

'Dying To Be Me' by Anita Moorjani

She articulates everything that I have learned in this lifetime and am still learning....this book is so amazing.....beautiful soul and beautiful book!!!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wayne!!!!

Sooo glad I got to hear him speak on Wednesday....He lifts me up. I have felt lighter all week.!!!!!!

Wayne Dyer tells a story of walking along the beach one day and someone coming up to him and striking up a conversation, saying "Hi. I just moved here from Chicago, Illinois. I was wondering, what are the people like in this neighborhood? Because, where I came from, man, people are hostile and self-centered and always in a rush and it was a dog eat dog city."


Wayne calmly says, "Oh, you'll pretty much find it the same way here."

They respond "Oh, okay," and walk away.

Then, a little further down the shoreline, another person comes over to him and says, "Hi, I just moved here from Podunk, Iowa and I'm new to this area, and I was wondering what the people are like around here. Because, where I came from, everybody was great. So friendly, small town feeling, you could count on your neighbors..."

And Wayne Dyer calmly replies, "Oh, you'll pretty much find it the same way here."

They say,"Thanks," and walk away.

Why did he do that? Because everyone is our mirror and we carry our own reality with us...how we view the world, through our own lens, everywhere we go; and chances were high that the first person would find their new environment just like their last. They would see people through that lens, and the second person would be seeing the good in those she met, creating her reality and carrying it with her to this new place as well.

Friday, November 9, 2012


So Proud of her....she worked really hard this year!!!



such an amazing week.....


 I am was so happy to get to see ImmaculĂ©e Ilibagiza with Sam...one of my best friends...... ...she is one of my spiritual mentors.....she survived the Rwandan Holocaust hidden in a bathroom (size of a broom closet) with 7 other women for 91 days. All of her family members were murdered but one brother. She was able to forgive and everyone that comes in contact with her says her energy is truly amazing. She wrote one of my favorite books...Left to tell.







Cecilia - You Raise Me Up

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cecilia - Amazing Grace


My friend Roberta and I got to see Wayne Dyer last night in Detroit.  He is so inspiring!!!  He  played this song......which is very beautiful.  I feel like I am vibrating very high right now. I hope you enjoy it.
Namaste,
Michele

Monday, October 29, 2012

Maybe this storm will bring people together to help each other........
better than fighting over who should be president :) May all beings be safe.

Jerry would be so proud!!!

J
so....yeah...... last night was pretty cool!!!!


  1. I like the color orange. I have a sign in my yard that says I like the color orange. I have a bumper sticker on my car that says I like the color orange. I only read books about the color orange and I think Everyone should like the color...
    orange like I do. If you like any other color, I will write mean things about you and your favorite color on facebook. I think I am only going to talk to people that like orange like I do. Orange is the only color there is and the only way to live. ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!! orange orange orange orange organge......Everyone should like orange like I do.
     
    2. Orange
     
     
     
     





So grateful that my dad, Marko and Mark got to go the world series game last night and cheer the Giants onto the victory.  Marko told Mark he did not want the night to end!!!!...They got home at 3am last night and Marko was up on time and ready for school this morning!!!! (his choice)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Jewel - Hands (Live Acoustic)The




I am tired of the election campaigns....I don't even watch TV or listen to the radio...and I am tired of it. People are being mean to each other on facebook and taking sides and it really just splits everyone. My parents are voting the total opposite of me and I could care less....I enjoy their company and we don't try to discuss politics or change each other....we are who we are....I just wish all the money put into campaigning could actually be used to take care of the homeless and feed the people in Africa....we are here to build bridges and peace and not to divide each other. I could care less what your religion is and who you are voting for....I care where your spirit is and ARE YOU KIND?

Sauce Boss Videos (playlist)




This guy is so cool.  We are going to go see him in December when he comes to Cleveland!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I am very thankful for my cats!!!!

Ninety-nine percent of the time we have an opportunity to be grateful for something. We just don’t notice it. We go through our days in a daze
          - Brother David Steindl-Rast

Always makes me smile!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012


if only a visit went like this :)


Samsara - Official Trailer




Yeah..... I am going to need to see this!!!!
My friend, Emily from facebook showed me this.
"SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Fi...
lmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern."

Sunday, September 30, 2012

"A Good Day" With Brother David Steindl-Rast




A Good Day

You think this is just another day in your life. It's not just another day; it's the one day that is given to you today. It's given to you. It's a gift. It's the only gift that you have right now, and the only appropriate response is gratefulness. If you do nothing else but to cultivate that response to the great gift that this unique day is, if you learn to respond as if it were the f...
irst day of your life, and the very last day, then you will have spent this day very well.

Begin by opening your eyes and be surprised that you have eyes you can open, that incredible array of colors that is constantly offered to us for pure enjoyment. Look at the sky. We so rarely look at the sky. We so rarely note how different it is from moment to moment with clouds coming and going. We just think of the weather, and even of the weather we don't think of all the many nuances of weather. We just think of good weather and bad weather. This day right now has unique weather, maybe a kind that will never exactly in that form come again. The formation of clouds in the sky will never be the same that it is right now. Open your eyes. Look at that.

Look at the faces of people that you meet. Each one has an incredible story behind their face, a story that you could never fully fathom, not only their own story, but the story of their ancestors. We all go back so far. And in this present moment on this day all the people you meet, all that life from generations and from so many places all over the world, flows together and meets you here like a life-giving water, if you only open your heart and drink.

Open your heart to the incredible gifts that civilization gives to us. You flip a switch and there is electric light. You turn a faucet and there is warm water and cold water -- and drinkable water. It's a gift that millions and millions in the world will never experience.

So these are just a few of an enormous number of gifts to which you can open your heart. And so I wish for you that you would open your heart to all these blessings and let them flow through you, that everyone whom you will meet on this day will be blessed by you; just by your eyes, by your smile, by your touch -- just by your presence. Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you, and then it will really be a good day.

--Brother David Steindl-Rast
"We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Macy and her Grandpee

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
― Carl R. Rogers

Today I learned.....




OPENING OUR EYES TRAILER from Gail Mooney on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

"When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement." 
– Mae West

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Imagine (John Lennon) by Joan Baez

My all time favorite song and my ringtone and I love the killer Joan Baez version :)


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Let it be

Mira and I got tattoos to celebrate her new transition into college life. Mira got the "let it be" on her foot and I got "remember love" inspired from John Lennon's artwork. She leaves next week and I am going to miss her, but I am so excited for her her journey!!!
Namaste,
Michele
















Monday, July 30, 2012

"Galileo" Indigo Girls




This song has some pretty powerful lyrics!!!
Galileo Lyrics

Galileo's head was on the block
The crime was looking up for truth
And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
I try to trace them to my youth

And then you had to bring up reincarnation
Over a couple of beers the other night
And now I'm serving time for mistakes
Made by another in another lifetime

How long till my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of galileo
King of night vision, king of insight

And then I think about my fear of motion
Which I never could explain
Some other fool across the ocean years ago
Must have crashed his little airplane

How long till my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of galileo
King of night vision, king of insight
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/i/indigo+girls/galileo_20067322.html ]
I'm not making a joke, you know me
I take everything so seriously
If we wait for the time till all souls get it right
Then at least I know there'll be no nuclear annihilation
In my lifetime I'm still not right

I offer thanks to those before me
That's all I've got to say
'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
Now I have to pay
But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
To let the next life off the hook
But she'll say "look what I had to overcome from my last life
I think I'll write a book"

How long till my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach the highest light
Except for Galileo God rest his soul
(Except for the resting soul of Galileo)
King of night vision, king of insight

How long
(Till my soul gets it right)
[Til we reach the highest light]
How long
(Till my soul gets it right)
[Til we reach the highest light]
How long

Can you figure out who is who?






Macy said it bothered her to see trash wash up on the beach, so on vacation she got up really early and filled a big trash bags full of garbage while she walked on the beach....mostly plastic water bottles and beer bottles she said.  Marko decided to join in the action one morning too. 




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Amazing Man

The guy that took this picture was about my age and patiently waiting in line for a picture with Chip and Dale. He had no legs and no right hand.....he asked if we needed help taking a picture...he was smiling the whole time in his wheelchair, joking around with us and was truly glad to be alive and experiencing life....he used to be a photographer before his injury.....I was blown away by his energy and his excitement for life....after meeting him, Mira and I started talking about people we know that have all 4 limbs that are very negative about life and complain about everything and here was this guy who lit up the place with his energy and enthusiasm...... He truly made my day......


I did not realize that when I was taking a picture for this man, that Macy was taking a picture with her camera. I call this man my angel....b/c he woke me up to a lot of things on this day....He was so happy to be there and experiencing life :) I hope I can meet him again some day!!

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Warped Tour Blossom 2012

Should I be concerned about Macy?  She said this was the best day ever.....   :)




Breath in experience.   – Muriel Rukeyser