It's nearly Halloween. When I think of Halloween it conjures up images of witches and ghosts, vampires and monsters, trick-or-treating and jack-o'-lanterns... It's a night where spooky and creepy are the norm. I remember once dressing up as a witch for Halloween. When we think of witches, we tend to bring to mind the black hat, black cat and broomstick, among other things. What does a witch do? She casts spells. If she's a 'bad' witch, she casts harmful spells like curses or hexes. What if I were to tell you that you most likely cast curses and hexes yourself? For full effect, please play the 3 second video below.
Words are very powerful. They carry a frequency that's either loving or not. Have you ever had some crazy driver cut you off or go way too slow and you curse at them? The words that you're using carry energy and that energy affects the person saying the words as well as the receiver of the words in most cases. How often do you say the phrase "damn it?" Think about what that means, you're actually damning something.
I saw a quote that said: words can be forgiven, but not forgotten. Our words can have a lasting effect on people in negative as well as positive ways. I love the image below. If your words appeared on your skin as you spoke them, would you like what you see? Words can stir inspiration, break hearts, move people to joy, cause them to cry, boost confidence, cause psychological damage... words have power.
Be leery of the curses and hexes you send out into the world. Just having a bad thought about someone sends out that energy. If you find yourself doing this, do your best to send loving, compassionate thoughts and energy to them. Remember, what you send out - sooner or later comes right back at ya.
Happy Halloween! Love, Adrienne :)
Back to the Present
Today marks the day that Marty McFly arrived in the 'future.' The second part of the popular Back to the Future trilogy was released in 1989. This movie envisioned a future where everyone was using flying cars, hoverboards, food hydrators and futuristic clothing that still looked a whole lot 80's. Though a lot of their predictions didn't come true, some were pretty close. It will be interesting to see if the Cubs win the World Series.
Since the 1990's we've been introduced to DVDs, iPods, the World Wide Web, Google, iPads, smart phones, Skype, GPS and an onslaught of social media platforms. All kinds of technology to make life easier, yet we still don't seem to have enough hours in the day. All of this technology to connect us with others around the world, yet people are becoming more isolated. Video games have become so realistic that the line between fantasy and reality can easily become blurred. I'm not slamming technology, I think it's pretty amazing, but I do question our reliance on it and usage of it.
The gist of Back to the Future 2 is the characters travel to the future and the past to make changes allowing for a different outcome. It got me thinking, if we could travel to the past, or the future, and change something - would we? Since DeLorean time machines aren't readily available, is there anything we can do in the meantime? There are many people out there who spend a lot of time trapped in the past and there are those who spend a lot of their time worrying about the future. We forget to be in the present moment. The present is where we have the power to no longer allow the past to control us. The present is where we create our future. If we wish to have a different outcome, it is in the present moment where we have the power to set that intention and act upon it. The future will arrive soon enough. Why not enjoy the present? By enjoying the present, you're also creating a better past.
Love, Adrienne :)
41 will be...
Tell everyone you know: "My happiness depends on me, so you're off the hook" And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they're doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel - and then, you'll love them all. Because the only reason you don't love them, is because you're using them as your excuse to not feel good. --Abraham
What an amazing statement! Take responsibility for our own happiness and stop using the people who should be adding to our happiness, but aren't, as our excuse to not feel good. This is empowering. It's a lot easier to blame people and situations for our unhappiness, but it just leaves us as victims and happiness will continue to elude us. I know it will take some practice as it is very contradictory to ego, but the results will be worth their weight in gold.
How often do we just try to get through the days? How mundane have our days become? People seem so intent on living longer, yet they're really not focusing on living fuller. Every single day is a gift - even the "bad" ones. We have a choice each day of how we're going to live it. Don't wait to live your dreams until (insert excuse here) - time goes by so quickly. Unwrap each day as the PRESENT that it is. What experiences, large or small, would lead you to a fuller life today?
So much love to you all, Adrienne :)
Us vs. Them
"What if I told you that the left wing and the right wing belong to the same bird..."
The Left vs. the Right, them vs. us, this religion vs. that religion and it goes on and on and on. I saw the quote above on a Facebook poster and it made me stop and think - it makes a lot of sense. Society and the media is so busy pitting us against each other and drawing divides that people forget to REMEMBER that each wing is part of the same bird. Yes, we have differing opinions and views, but we're all human beings who all come from the same Source - no matter what name you attach to our Source. We all want the same basic things - food, water, freedom, happiness, etc. The us vs. them mentality only creates division. If we could stop pitting ourselves against each other, this human race would find harmony and peace.
Division is based on fear. People are killing each other, treating each other inhumanely because of fear - fear of loss of power, fear of loss of food, water, oil, freedom, you name it. Division is a power play used by groups who wish to be in control and many people buy into it due to fear and societal demands. I saw another Facebook poster that said: You, a banker and a refugee are sitting at a table. There are 19 cookies and the banker takes 18 of them and then turns to you and says - be careful not to let that refugee take your cookie. This is such a perfect example of how there is plenty, yet people are controlling it. Each person should receive 6 cookies with an extra left over, but there's someone who feels the need to take as much as they can just for themselves. It all boils down to greed and control from the "banker" and fear of me losing my cookie to the refugee and the refugee fearing that they will not get a cookie at all. If we all shared and helped each other out - there would not be such lack.
I am a huge fan of Humans of New York. Brandon has done amazing work to bring humanity back into the picture. He reminds us that the person we see in the photo - who may seem so different from us - is, at the heart of it all, just like us. Lately he's been doing a series with the Syrian refugees. If you haven't been following him on Facebook (under Humans of New York), you can also see his photos and stories here. I highly suggest you take some time to read a few. It's not just the stories of the refugees, but also of those helping them.
It's time for us to remember that we are all part of the same bird. It is definitely time we started acting like it. It can be as simple as thinking before you post a negative comment about that other political party or that 'terrorist' group. Stop allowing yourself to be part of the us vs. them mentality.
Love, Adrienne :)
Hello! I'm Adrienne Almamour, an empathic intuitive conduit. I assist people by detecting and clearing their subconscious emotional energy blockages. This blog is a commentary and reflection of life from an intuitive standpoint which also incorporates ways that allow us to be from our heart.