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Celebrating manicartist89’s OneYear Anniversary :)) Yoohoo!!

Wow! Hard to believe it has already been one year, since I first launched manicartist89; Time sure went by incredibly fast. 

Since this (and all subsequent Anniversaries) will fall just to the side of the New Year, I’ll begin a Tradition Online, which I’ve been using for myself nearly 20 years or more  

You see, the Traditionally-established custom of “New Years Resolutions” is, in my way of Knowings, an Insidiously Destructive and Self-Defeating Practice, both Psychologically and Pathologically. 

Over twenty years ago–recognizing its destructiveness–I began a new Tradition, which has served me quite well; rather than being Self-defeating and Deflating, my Practice is Uplifting, Heart-Warming, Encouraging, Strengthening…, all the Good Stuff the other one lacks.

On New Year’s Eve:

  •  I Cleanse both my Physical, Spiritual and Ambiental Space, through Prayer, Incense Burning and Cleansing Body, Mind, and Home;
  • Once that’s done, my Spirit ready: I pick up my Journal, write a few Introductory Comments; I
  • Do a Mental Self-Assessment of the past year’s Successes, struggles, failures, and Overcoming Adversity (the latter being a really important one to acknowledge), Focusing Primarily on How Miraculous a Life this is, I’m experiencing–Listing only the Positive, Growth-Promoting, Successes, large and small;
  • I pick 10 of the Most Important and Meaningful, Perenially-Lasting Ones, List them one by one, with a one-liner commentary;
  • Re-Read them, Bless them, in Gratitude, Release them onto the Journal’s Page(s), all I’ve Victoriously Overcame, or (against all Odds), have Accomplished;
  • After that, I either Meditate for a short while, and/or pick-up my “Runes,” and do a Spread with a Simple, never-changing    

    Question: “What are the Aspects of the one or two most Salient, Important, Significant, or Paradigm-Shifting things, coming up in the Year beginning just now?”

    I then, insert my Right Hand inside the Bag , as I Shake it, to ensure the Runes Stones are well mixed, I pay attention to the ones remaining on my palm–usually between 1 and 3 stones; (over the years, I’ve come to comprehend there are no such things as “true” randomness, nor “coincidences,”only the Universe’s means of Guiding us, one Epiphany at a time–and from my Personal Experience, I’ve come to Learn much about the “Meaning of Life”-stuff, we all grapple with, from time to time, simply through this yearly practice. 

The following year, I re-read the Runes info, from the Previous year, and am always floored by their accuracy, though every New Year’s spread appears cryptic and/or incomprehensible the day they’re cast, a year later, I’m always Shocked at their accuracy. 

Thus, though it is not my place to insist everyOne should be Switching from a negative, self-esteem eroding practice such as “New Year’s Resolutions,” (or casting Runes), into the Uplifting, Encouraging, Self-Esteem-Strengthening, Positivity-building Practice, such what I call: “My Accomplishments List, for the Year 20__, “Life’s little Paradigm, guess what’ll be my First Item on this 2015 years’ List?

Manicartist89‘s 1-year Anniversary, of course–and I have All of You Who have Liked my Posts, made comments on this or that–I’ve even Enjoyed and Learned from, the Little Private “Sparring Argument” I had with another Blogger!

So, To Every-One, Who HAVE or WILL READ this BLOG: 

Thank You! My Followers, my Occasional Readers, my Friends, Family, from Here…, and the “Beyond:”

May the New Year of 2016 (a “9” in Numerology, indicating the Ending of one Cycle and the beginning of a New One, imagine It: Pregnant with New Possibilities, New Choices, New Roads to be Taken…, how exciting is that?), Bring to You, Yours, Your Loved Ones, (and Yes: even greatest Teachers: Your Detractors, Your Enemies), Everything Your Innermost Heart Wishes for, especially that which is for Yours and their Highest Good, Spiritual Growth, Evolution, and Experience of that which is the. Highest of All Laws: “Treating All, as You Too would like to Be Treated,” (in other words: Love–Total Acceptance, Unconditional, Unjudgemental, Non-Interfering…–💕LOVE💗

Namastè Every-One, 😀 ma89🌸

    Hopes for a Loving Fall/Winter – Following Horrendous Summer

    Where has Summer Gone? (It Didn’t Exist for me, at all–I Faced so many Challenges…)

    Now, Tired, Weary, Somewhat Cynnical, Still facing Huge Challenges,

    Though still Flumoxed on How I’ll Overcome them, I Know I WILL;


    Unsure where I found this Photo below, but am always Moved and Encouraged by the Story it represents

    It’s based on an Allegory, I’ll Paraphrase here:

    Someone, who’d gone through excessive Travails, was shocked to see only one set of footsteps in the sand. Upon questioning Jesus about it, asking Him “Why hast thou abandoned me, at the worst of my times?” Jesus lovingly replied “It was at those times that I was carrying you…”

    Footsteps in the Sand ❤

    Unsure where I found this, but I've always found its meaning Moving and Encouraging


    I Wrote the Following this Morning, during Breakfast, and Hope it is of Benefit to Others, as Well as to my Self.

    • May I have the Presence of Mind: Not to be Tricked, by People, Companies, Anything;
    • May I have the Astuteness: To always Ensure All Questions are answered, Before making a Decision;
    • May I Remain Connected to my Higher Self, my Intuition: and Always Listen to MySelf;
    • May My Heart Remain Calm: When faced with Setbacks;
    • May my ego move out of the way: When dealing with Outsourced Customer/Tech Services;
    • May I REMEMBER: EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE are MY BROTHERS & SISTERS IN SPIRIT;
    • TREAT THEM WITH LOVE… ❤

    That’s it, for today.

    Namastè, ma89🙂

    Man Sells Unconditional Love on Craigslist for $0

    Hi EveryOnes, This Blog and Its Concepts are Wonderful, (Spiritually) Revolutionary, Speak to/of my Own Heart’s Hope for Humanity, and Absolutely Deserve to be Re-Blogged. I’ll Add my Own US$0.00 (Zero) Unconditional Love Real Estate Sale to It, the only Change I’ll Add is that It’s not only our Planet that’s for “Sale”–Also Included are All Planets in our Solar System, Other Solar Systems in our Galaxy, Other Timelines, Other Dimensions, other Space/Time Continuums. All we must Do for “Purchasing,” is Send out Daily, Minute Thoughts of Pure, Unconditional Love–and Mean It! How? Apply The following Ingredients into Your Daily Mindset: “Express Unconditional Acceptance to your least-liked Person; Walk a Mile in the Shoes of Anyone Whom You find Yoursef Judging; Finally: Apply a Policy of Non-Interference, unless Specifically Asked for Help. I call these: “The Tripod Concept,” and for 25 yrs., have been striving to Apply them, in All Aspects, (albeit, many times failing miserably…). The Point is To Never Quit Striving Applying Unconditional Love in *All* your Interactions. After all, Isn’t this The Most Basic of All Human Needs? _____ PS. The Same Applies to Business Dealings! Please, Lets Do Away with the: “It’s Just Business; you Understand…” awfull Excuse, once and for all (on this note an excellent book to Read is: “The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community,” by David C. Korten). My (Unconditional) Love To All! Namastè,

    Kindness Blog

    Vancouver man, Brice Royer, who is battling cancer, is selling something amazing.

    Brice RoyerIn the second most expensive city in the world, what Royer is selling is his most prized possession and one of the hottest commodities in the world – unconditional love.

    The Vancouverite posted an ad in the real estate section of Craigslist on March 12, advertising unconditional love for $0. He did not expect for people to take him seriously, but in a few short days, he’d received many offers and over one million views.

    Take a read through Royer’s advertisement below:

    Brice Royer

    Hello, I am selling unconditional love for $0.

    Infinite square feet lot. Includes refreshing air, sunshine, the Earth, beautiful mountains and the ocean. A stunning ‘classic’ heritage made 4.5 billion years ago.

    Address: Earth, Solar System, Milky Way.

    Available now to serious buyers. Perfect for the first-time buyer and experienced investors feeling empty and trapped with…

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    Feeling Like Poetry today😉

    Between Christmas 2012, and Spring 2014, I had a Lovely Dating Friendship with Someone, I’ll call Martin*, who had two Saphyres for Eyes. I nicknamed him “Caribbean Eyes.” By about six months, I’d written a record Eight Poems, five about his eyes, alone. The Poem below–written March 20, 2013–is one of those five:

    “Sees”
    by Clarisse L Dodge cc, (copyleft with attribution). 2013 (Dedicated to “Martin*”)

    Let me spy
    into these Seas;
    Let me step (gently)
    Onto these waters;
    Let me Wade (waist-high),
    Into these Tides;
    Let me Revel (ever so fully),
    Into the Gorgeousness…,
    (of these seas)
    At once Transluscent, Deep,
    …Gently-Expressive;

    The most Gorgeous Set of Sees
    I’ve ever seen!

    The “sees” which tho’ not “seas,”
    Look just like one;
    A Sea of Beauty, Wonder and Color,
    The Caribbean Sea,
    Which Your “sees”
    bring to mind,
    Each time
    I look at you!
    😘
    _________
    * “Martin” is a Fictitious Name, for a Very Real Individual, and Friend, who–though now dating Someone else–is still a Great Friend.