Wednesday, July 16, 2014


All of us humans go through phases in our live when we sit and recall our past and come across things we did and said which we wish we did not do or say.

Having said that, we must not live in the past except for one reason only. ~~ to learn from it!!

There is an exercise you can do that will benefit your future. You have control of your future!

There are many  things from my past that I would like to dispose of or change. I suggest we focus on the future. This can be done   with meditation. Regardless how you  find the place of serenity is not important  You just need to have a clear and sharp conscientiousness,  regardless the location.

The Objective  is to  open your mind and to think of what could have  happened if you did not do or say what bothers  your conscientiousness.

In all honesty, it does not matter what was done. There is no eraser to change what  has come and gone.

I have to say that wanting to change the past has in it self a negative connotation. Do not feel that you have missed the boat of life to do well and help people. That is why we try to make up for lost time. That is why we say that we can learn from the past. Two many of us get too lazy and just move on. believing it was not meant to be. I, myself have been guilty of this.

This is why one should develop a routine of going over each affirmation in our daily life which will acknowledge the power we have in us, that we are good and worthy of our live given to us as by the Great Creator. No one should think that we are not worthy.

Get that boulder off your  back and  feel the freedom we have. Allow that freedom to conquer any negativity which attempts to get you off the track of life which will take you to the afterlife.

There are and were many inspired and Spiritual people who became inspirational  who had may reasons to feel negativity. Those people created a goal in life. To became their goal in life to write  and   gained inspiration from the negativity they experienced from life. Pain can be the strongest catalyst in our creativity. It is like going through a metamorphosis in life. Do not be afraid of Pain. There can be a lesson behind every event in life painful,  or not.

Enjoy it!

Let go all the past and find courage and love around the corner from where you are now.

Love and light to all!


Saturday, May 10, 2014


My troubles are still annoying me. I know they will pass. I have to believe this is so. In one of my life's experiences from the past in the Greek Orthodox church I did find tranquility and peace from the  Iconography  on the walls of the church. I have often preached that you can allow certain freedoms of expressions that will open the doors to your heart and mind.

Since the day of my mother's passing I hold her memory close to my heart. Mother's Day is an opportunity to sit and absorb your mother's energy and love. she has weather passed on or not.This is a lesson we should all absorb.

The above icon of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child can allow those things which attack the Spirit and soul to  be gone and  allow you to live the life  you deserve. Please believe me when I say you must love yourself before you can love others. One of my favorite singers, Josh  Groban sings a song that addresses my issue with a  song called 

"You are loved"-- do not give up"  up! It really touches me in my state of mind right now.


This Mother's day and all mother's days set aside some time to be with your mother If you you need help in sharing with your Mother, allow yourself to be embraced. Be the person you are inside and share with those who are struggling in life. Our mother's energy is powerful and full of love. It is up to us to reach that energy and live with it everyday.

I sincerely thank  that a member who follows this blog for waking me up wake me up!Thank you so much. As the days pass I will be stronger. 

I thank the membership of this blog for your patience, love and devotion. 

Light and Love to all!

Saturday, April 19, 2014


I have for over two months now an eternal battle going on distracting my  energy From where it comes  Helping others can help you find your positive energy of life.

Easter is knocking at our door. Passover has just pasted over. A great time to be alive. There is no time to waste positive energy.

Please accept this greeting of love and thankfulness. Take advantage of celebrating this love!

Friday, February 21, 2014

~~~ PATHOS ~~~

Pathos is a Greek word for passion. One of the most important words in my lexicon. I feel passion is the driving force behind all pursuits in our life. Passion produces an energy that  enhances expressions of humanity.

"To live without passion is like a heart with no beat"

Quote by Stephen Hill

What inspired this post was the Winter Olympics which are about to begin with opening ceremonies in Sochi  Russia.   I have been watching the interviews with the athletes, not just from the US but from around the world. Heart wrenching stories  about preparations for the Olympics and what the families go through to  help the hopeful Olympians. In each interview  the word Passion was spoken. That it takes Passion to be the best at the sport of choice. 

I was blessed to have worked at the Olympic village in Munich Germany  and at first hand see the passion in the eyes of the Olympians from around the world. I worked for the Kempiski hotel chain and we fed the athletes. 

Passion can be contagious when sharing with others. This is the "secrete " Ingredient  for life in general. I am a very passionate person. I never hesitate to cry when someone or something moves me.

I have told my kids that in life that they should find something  they are passionate about and do it as a job and get paid for doing something you love to do. 

Allow your passion to be expressed. Allow others to see your passion. Witnesses to such passion are necessary  to gain inspiration to purse one's goal to achieve in life.

The Olympics can serve as an opportunity to unite all people on this planet as, separated only by the colors of their flag. 

Attached below is a video I used in the last time I posted about the Olympics. Dedicated to the mothers who were the driving force behind their kids achievements with passion. 

Let us all unite all humanity with Pathos

Love and Light to you all!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

~~~~ LIVE IN THE NOW ~~~~

Heraclitus is one of my favorite Greek philosophers. His philosophy predates Socrates. He is from the Greek city of Ephesus 

One thing I really  respect in  Heraclitus' Philosophy  is that he has been known as a philosopher linked to Mother Earth. He believed that all things are one. Where have we heard this before? He is also known as the Weeping Philosopher." He was not able to complete some of his works  because of  his Melancholia.

Everyone of us has memories from the past. What many of us do not realize is that things are ever changing and are not what they were last experienced. They can be construed in a positive or negative way. What is confusing is  that the past is part of us and contributes to who we are today.

The assignment given to us at birth is to understand who we are and how we are evolving. This can be quite challenging as everything we see is changing before our eyes. We just may not be in tune with the moment. Everything is in motion.

Here are some simple examples of our evolution: Old relationships: We all evolve  not just on the surface. Sure, ~~ we are older on the surface, with  wrinkles , but more importantly are the changes within.    It is like when we revisit our elementary school and old neighborhood only to find that they are  no longer there. or maybe now stands a mall.

Many of us hang on to the past and find it difficult to let go. That can come from painful memories. There are also memories that were beautiful and we wish they could be experienced as when we first experienced them. Not possible. We can try to replicate them and maybe on the surface they look the same. Not possible because we are not the same. However, ~~ maybe you not seeing the differences.

Insight is  a gift everyone is born with. We simply have to open what some of us may call the "Third Eye"

We can sit and daydream or we can appreciate the moment we are in. We only have the "NOW". yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not ours yet.

We may have a favorite camping spot we go to in the summer. We find our favorite campsite under that old tree, or nearby stream or river, but none of this is the same as each time before.

Except that everything is in motion  and grasp the beauty around us and in us. doing this makes our todays and tomorrows much more beautiful.

"For those who are awake there is one common universe"

Quote from Heraclitus

Embrace the now and remain positive, whatever comes your way. ~~ thus,  your tomorrow will be more blessed. 

Love and light to all!


Sunday, January 19, 2014


We humans have an internal battle and challenge inside us from birth. Some Theologians call this condition as 'Original Sin" inherited from Adam and Eve. Regardless, the battle going on inside all of us will follow us to the afterlife.

How can we deal with this condition? The secret word is "Choice" Theologians may call this  "FREE WILL"  gifted to us by the Creator.

This post will not address environmental and social influences. I am focusing on the choices we make the moment we start our every day activities. We can arm ourselves  with positive affirmations and always see good in people,  whether we know them or not. We can control our emotions or just sit there and complain about how unfair life is to us  which causes us to be angry.
I, myself, have been the greatest violator of my own spiritual teaching on occasions. One thing is certain, That which you strive for you can achieve.

You have to believe you are in control of your own "destiny" even I tend to forget that "it is not about not getting hit to the ground by life , but how we get up from the fall"

Paraphrase Quote from unknown source.

What I find that helps the best is create little goals  in life to achieve to help make you a better person with no anger.

The above image reflects the Wisdom of our first people with from the Cherokee Grandfather teaching his grandson. In his response to his grandson's query he replied "The wolf you feed" will win the battle. In other words,  ~~ feed the energy that will take you to a higher level of peace, love and serenity.

The video below provides some visuals and chanting which enhance the message. Native people story telling is very powerful. Yes, -- this was and is the pulpit of their church.  Mother Earth!

Receive what comes your way in a positive manner. Do not be critical of the trail set before you as you have not been through all the bends in the road. Believe that there is a divine purpose for all that envelopes you in this beautiful life! Ithica is waiting for you!  

Love and light to all! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


This post was inspired by the Disney movie "Saving Mr. Banks". A story shared with the world first, with a book, then with a movie  as we know as "Mary Poppins".

Little did anyone realize that the book was really an account of a little girl growing up in Queensland Australia with her family and the relationship between her and her father. A movie many of us grew up with and loved so much. Now comes the story of the author of the book. A totally different inspiration than we came to know about Mary Poppins. It is now a story of   the little girl who wrote her feelings about her childhood full of disappointments and tragedies. Mary Poppins in real life was a nurse, not a Nani.  A nurse to save her father, but could not.

I cried more than a few times during the movie as I can identify with my own father and what I went through in my childhood.

Disney was genius! As usual. A champion for children, a child himself, as previous posts reflect

All of us have a "Mr. Banks" in our young life. He maybe a father, a mother, a family member, even a friend. Is it  true that pain does fill the pen with ink. as in the case of P.L. Travers ( the author of the book). She found refuge from her pain by writing about it. It was The making of the movie based on her book that caused her to confront her past. She had become a grumpy hurt soul who was only revived  when Disney tracked her down in London and shared his personal challenging past. Unfortunately  I could not find a video of the full dialog between Disney and  P.L. Travers in this scene. It is such a great dialog. It addresses my message like none other. If anyone finds that full dialog please let me know so I can include it in this post.There are short references made in the Trailer which I added to this post.

Essentially Disney talks about delivering news papers twice a day in icy cold weather. Among other things that were painful growing up. His father was in the newspaper business. The point being that every one has challenges in life and have to deal with them on a daily basis.

Is it not coincidental that I was a newspaper boy who delivered newspapers early in the mornings before going to school? When my bike broke down my parents said I would have to fix it myself. I had to pay for it with the little money I made from delivering papers.needless to say I did not have the money. I ended up carrying them on my back, walking for many months. Had to walk with the papers on my back over 5 miles each morning and then walk to school about another 2 miles each way. I actually slept in the garage the last year or two before leaving the house and my family.

I was sort of adopted by A Lutheran priest and his family in Banning California. From there I went straight to Greece where I lived and studied for six years. I hated my father and the day I left my family was the day I had raised my fist at my father, ready to fight him. My mother separated us and from that moment I left to live my last months in the US with a Reverend  Kecks and his family in Banning, California,  never to see my family again until I returned from Greece. I was 17 years old then. 

When I came back from Greece my father was a changed man. I could and did love him before his passing to the afterlife.

I am in the middle of my own autobiography now.

I am certain we all have such painful experiences with either friends or family. Some of you just naturally will write about your past. I suggest you all set down and write about your pain from the past. Trust me when I say it will be healing.

Below is the video of the movie

May you in spirit reunite with your  Mr. Banks and find forgiveness in your heart, if not already done. Free yourself

Love and Light

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