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Saving Cash

This week on our show we had Beckie Farrant from Infarrantly creative. Beckie has a popular blog on blogged. With nearly three thousand fans and growing; Beckie teaches us how to make crafts, refurbish goods and be inherently creative.  Her blog Infarrantly Creative is a play off of her last name and the word inherently. The word “inherent” which means: existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute. Beckie is a self-proclaimed DIY gal with big vision and a little budget.

Beckie carries off her big visions on a small budget like nothing else I have ever seen. She transformed her kitchen into a showplace spending on $216 to carry out the task. Crafting is not the only place that Beckie saves money. Beckie is also an avid couponer. She uses a site called http://www.thegrocerygame.com along with the weekly grocery/drug store adds, coupons from the Sunday paper, and a little time.  For a family of four the average grocery bill is over $1000 a month; Beckie only spends $250 a month and has a enough to have a substantial stockpile in her home.  She regularly makes packages from her stockpile to give to those in need.

Here are a few of the sights that Beckie uses:  www.thegrocerygame.com  www.bradsdeals.com  www.chachingonashoestring.com

Let’s all go out and try the grocery game. After all saving money is always a good thing.

Peace, Susan

co-writer Candi Fox

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Susan:  www.theintuitivecenter.com

You can schedule appointments with Susan through Candi Fox at candacemfox@gmail.com or 317/201-5024

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Opening our hearts

Recently I was reading an article in a magazine, Spirituality & Health, called Opening / A New Way of Seeing

I call this post; Opening our hearts because in a post about a month ago a comment was made about the danger of plastics and balloons that carelessly find their way into young birds thus killing them. I thought to myself gosh I really want to see what this is all about. That’s my way of opening my heart if you will….well, what I found will break your heart, but through opening we can make a difference.

I will warn you once you go to this website and view these photographs you will think twice about what you drop on the ground or allow to fly in the air only to eventually find it’s way on the ground.

Photographer, Chris Jordan documents what can only be described as pain and anguish for these small baby birds. My hope by sharing this is that we as a people begin to see how we can make a difference. As for me, I have immediately begun to pick up trash that isn’t mine in hopes that our trash when possible, be recycled and if not, put in a safe place.

The website that I ask you to check out…..www.ChrisJordan.com

Although I have yet to speak to Chris, I am hopeful we will have him on our blogtalk radio, The language of light.

Peace,  Susan

The Big Pink Bus

Our first show of the year was on Thursday Jan. 7, 2010.  The Naughty Kitchen’s (Oxygen Channel) Chef Blythe Beck joined us for the start of fabulous New Year.  Blythe is the Executive Chef  at Central 214 located at Hotel Palomar in Dallas, Texas.

Blythe’s motto is, “My goal is to create amazingly memorable food with the freshest ingredients and lots of love you can taste.” She Continues by saying, “It’s meant to celebrate with you in the good times., it’s there to comfort you in the sad times, and it will cheer you on when you have done well. ” (Beck, Blythe 2009 @blythebeck.com)

Blythe is very passionate about the work that she does. She wants every one to be “Naughty” .  “Naughty” means butter, cream, pork fat and lot of flavor. One of the most popular items on the Central 214 menu is chicken fried Kobe Beef with  mustard greens, whipped potatoes and bacon red-eye gravy. Doesn’t that make your mouth water.  The naughtilicious menu continues with  naughty cream corn, pumpkin stuffed apples,  champagne and brie bisque, and so many other deliciously naughty items on the menu.

As big a passion as Blythe has to share her food with the world she has a passion for giving back to the community that equals it. Blythe participates in several charities: Foundation 56, The North Texas Foodbank, Resource Center of Dallas and taste of the NFL. Blythe also shared a dream of hers with us. She wants a Big Pink Bus that she can travel around the U.S. with coming to her “Naughty Armies” houses and cooking with them in their kitchens. Blythe calls her fans the “Naughty Army”.  Join her on face book and twitter to be a part of her army…

Blythe was a great way to start off the new year. Looks like it will be an amazing one.

Peace, Susan

co-author Candi Fox

Medicine Grizzly Bear

Hello everyone, this week on Language of  Light, we were honored to have Bobby Lake-Thom on the show. Some call him Medicine Grizzly Bear he was amazing. Those in the chat room were mesmerized by every word.  So many positive comments about what Medicine Grizzly Bear was teaching us.  Medicine Grizzly Bear lead us in an ancient song of the Eagle and the mountain after our meditation.  He talked of how each plant, animal, mineral, and person are interconnected through nature.  He shared with us a story that really made me stop and say “WOW”.   The night before the earthquake in Haiti the roosters were crowing around his house.  Native American folklore says a rooster crowing at night is a bad omen. Rooster’s normally crow in the morning.  That night he had trouble dreams and dreamed of the earth moving, shaking and buckling. He saw many people injured. That was the night before the big earthquake.

It reminded me of the movie Avatar where the Na’vi teach the sky people about how all life is an energy and is connected. Life, a complete circle, the energy given us when we are born passes back into the earth as when our time to transition into the spirit realm.  I invite each person to take time to connect with what you consider nature, hug a tree, smell a flower, watch a butterfly, feel the air touch your skin. There are so many ways to connect with nature.  If every person could feel the earth’s heartbeat I believe it would change them in some special way.

Medicine Grizzly Bear

http://www.nativehealer.net

bobby@nativehealer.net

medicinegrizzlybear@yahoo.com

Susan Cotter

http://www.theintuitivecenter.com

You can schedule sessions through Candi Fox (317)201-5024

Love & Letting it be…

It is the most popular question to date..Does he/she love me? I appreciate the question, I do. I am ask this question about 50 times a week. No, I am not kidding.

I am always moved by the power of the emotion the question holds as well as the question itself. For I know when it is asked it is most often because someone is in a fear.  Fear that the love of their life is being threatened or worse that they themselves are unlovable. The threat is rarely physically & yet we often feel it physically. The fear often stems within ones own heart. Which is why it always moves me, how is it, that something that cannot be seen but only felt, can be so consuming. This, I realize is not a new thought to anyone reading this and the question itself is age old.

We all know the various types of love, from i love you to I LOVE YOU!! Puppy love my personal favorite to friends, family and the all encompassing romantic LOVE. The labels we place on those we love and ourselves can at times be overwhelming.

Which of course leads me to the language of light answer..this too will be no surprise. The love we overlook most often….loving oneself. Love thy self! It is written in sacred text, many languages and once it is understood the question; Does he or she love me, leaves the consciousness and it simply is known, of course they love you! They may be unaware of the love they hold for you because of the lack they have for themselves.

The how to book of loving thyself is still in the works! It can only and I mean ONLY be written by you for you to you and about YOU! Sounds kind-of selfish doesn’t it but once you see just how loving and wonderful you are, you will allow all of us to know and love you. Just think of the person you love, love them more than anything (doesn’t matter if they know it) what would you say about that person, child, or animal? Go ahead…write it down. Now, whatever it is that you have written about them, write above their name, your name. Look in the mirror and read that to YOU! Feel the your heart felt words, let it be and breathe in your love! You have officially begun your very own love thyself book!  It’s a beginning.

Happy happy!!

Peace, Susan

http://www.theintuitivecenter.com

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the_laungage_of_light

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Schedule sessions with Susan through Candi Fox (317) 201-5024

New Years Resolution or not?

New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year’s Day. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible.

There are religious parallels to this secular tradition. People may act similarly during the Christian fasting period of Lent, though the motive behind this holiday is more of sacrifice than of responsibility. During Judaism’s New Year, Rosh Hashanah, through the High Holidays and culminating in Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), one is to reflect upon one’s wrongdoings over the year and both seek and offer forgiveness. The concept, regardless of creed, is to reflect uponself-improvement annually.

Recent research shows that while 52% of participants in a resolution study were confident of success with their goals, only 12% actually achieved their goals. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, a system where small measurable goals are used (lose a pound a week, instead of saying “lose weight”), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.

So says Wikipedia, where I did a simple cut and paste..I am a non-participant with the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions…However, I do take time to reflect the year. And I also like to write down what brings me joy or what I would like to accomplish in the up coming year, then I write down on another sheet of paper how I spend my time during the day. So as an example, I may want to spend time with family, finish a book, teach meditation, etc…and then on the sheet of what am I actually doing it might be, watched tv for 2 hours, walked the dogs, worked 6 hours, prepared meal, talked on the phone…I take an accurate look at what I say I want and how I invest my time achieving it. I always find a gap! ALWAYS!! So then I look at what I REALLY want?

We all know there are many ways to do this resolution-tradition. I would love to hear what you do. Wishing you and yours a great Holiday and a prosperous New Year in all things that you are wanting!!

Happy New YEAR!! 2010!!

Peace, Susan

Artist Extriodinare

On Dec. 17, 2009 we had the privilege and honor to have Lisa Hunt on our show. She was truly amazing. Her artwork speaks to me on many levels, the way in which she creates art is fabulous in that she begins with her true self.

We started off the evening with a meditation and Lisa made the comment directly after was that she has been experiencing torrential rains in her area and they petered off during the course of the meditation. What a way to start the show!

Lisa stressed the importance of downtime and of mediation. She often enters a meditative state before engaging in her artwork. Lisa often sits with nature before starting a new piece of work. It reflects in her artwork. She is so in touch with nature. Lisa believes that there is a bit of spirit in everything. I so agree. Every place I look in nature there is a life and spirit. Lisa believes that nature is like a perpetual picture book.  We all have prominent images in our mind that we can see with perfect clarity. Tarot is much the same. Each image is captured with clarity to represent a moment in a person’s life.

Lisa also talks about how she tries to paint the depth of the tree or object and not just a tree or objects. How beautiful is that. She wants to give life and meaning to everything in her art work.

I loved having her on the show it was like chatting with a dear friend….

http://www.lisahuntart.com

Twitter:lisahuntart

Peace,

Susan

http://www.theintutivecenter.com

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the_language_of_light

You can schedule sessions with Susan through
Candi Fox  (317)201-5024

co-writer Candi Fox