Direct Message from Pookie/2021

June 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

10 Year Text by Tia Singh

Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine your future self, ie, you 10 years from now. If he/she were to send you a tweet or text message, 1) what would it say and 2) how would that transform your life or change something you’re doing, thinking, believing or saying today?


… i’m 61 now in this scenario ? whew … time sure does fly in these prompts! LOL!

ok. seriously.

really. i am having serious issues here with what >would< it say … really? … all i can think of is ‘doctor who’


direct message/twitter from gayle** 6/29/21 1:20pm :

sitting in this cafe SO relaxed & enjoying the world just passing along. miss u. wish u were here. i’ve saved u a seat. hurryup!<3u g! :*

sweetie … the initial reaction is to rush and sew everything up … but i hear it … you want me to join you in relaxing. not necessarily to drop everything, but to remember to relax while i’m on the way. it’s going to happen regardless and i need to be refreshed when it all happens. not taking the time for that latte in the cafe could kill it all.

alright sweetie pookie darling … i’m coming!



Frankie Say …

June 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Overcoming Uncertainty by Sean Ogle

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write down a major life goal you have yet to achieve or even begin to take action on. For each goal, write down three uncertainties (read: fears) you have relating to each goal. Break it down further, and write down three reasons for each uncertainty. When you have three reasons for your fear, you’ll be able to start processing the change because you know where the fear stems from. Now you’ll be able to make a smaller changes that push you towards your larger goal. So begins the process of “trusting yourself.”


i like this part: “…  you’ll be able to start processing the change because you know where the fear stems from.” people forget that part of the equation.  i am forever speaking about identifying and then processing the data that i receive. mental, emotional, physical, spiritual. all of it. it has to be processed.

but i am stuck at naming this nebulous ‘life goal’ … these ‘things’that are so far into the future … and i change my mind a lot. well … i get bored on the path and take side paths/roads but my sense of direction is impeccable so i am always going in the right direction.

but … i am a trooper and aim to please … which may just lead me to what’s eating at me the most and where i fear i have the most to lose were things to go awry.

Goal … well now … i have decided this isn’t for shareing as such and suffice it to say i have lived through all the questioning today and … and …

i am beginning to believe that this setting of  “Life Goals”, while well intentioned, is wrong.  At least it is for me. i am not meant to look so far ahead.

Goal: Relax.

Uncertainties: 1. life gets in the way doesn’t it?  2. if i relax too much i may drool. and this is just embarrassing.  3. i will lose any momentum i have recently gained.

Reason For Uncertainty: 1a. i’ll have no excuse if i fail.  2a. failure is embarrassing.  3a. and will fail even faster.

… i guess failure isn’t an option in my head and … i am holding myself up to such a high standard, in actuality, i have a higher possibility OF failing … or rather, fulfilling the perception of failure because the standard is more than likely too much to achieve in the amount of time i have given myself. [deadlines? FEH!]  henceforth … i really must relax AND not see setbacks as failure [ i’ve done a crap load of work … and it’s all fertilizer baby!! now to cultivate and watch it grow ;]







On The Road

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Alive-est by Sam Davidson

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. If we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

When did you feel most alive recently? Where were you? What did you smell? What sights and sounds did you experience? Capture that moment on paper and recall that feeling. Then, when it’s time to create something, read your own words to reclaim a sense of being to motivate you to complete a task at hand.


last night driving with all the windows and the sunroof open and the wind whiping my hair around while i sang at the top on my voice along with sophie’s  favorites numbers 20-11 …

it was cool. almost too cool for the windows to be so open but the feeling of wind and the music loud and the songs i love as much as sophie does [and as much as i love sophie for loving them and making me the cd] who could give a flying f88k?!

driving fast. rt.80. darkness and not too many cars. maybe i felt the knowledge that i could’ve kept going. maybe it was only just about that moment after a hugely busy and emotionally spongy weekend.  maybe it was that it was just me doing for me what me wanted to be doing within the construct of what i ‘had’ to do.

i imagined a companion in the car for time to time loving the windows down and loving me loving the moment but making no demands on me otherwise as i pushed that zippy old car into the night.

the car ride lasted the entire cd.  and ended just as i parked at 10:00.



pour some sugar on me …

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Personal Recipe by Harley Schreiber

I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady. I wish it to be sound and sweet, and not to need diet and bleeding. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think about the type of person you’d NEVER want to be 5 years from now. Write out your own personal recipe to prevent this from happening and commit to following it. “Thought is the seed of action.”


i guess this is what i get for waiting to do these!! LOL! seriously … ok … 5 years from now … 56 …

* i don’t want to be bitter. to feel that life has passed me by … still … again … that i have not taken the chance[s] that my intuition knows are bliss inducing.

*a.  i will not ignore the fear but use it and make the leaps of faith for what is faith after all if i will not leap?

* i don’t want to be poor [which is always relative but … hey the Big Wowee YOU knows what i mean here ;]

*a.  this involves my practice … and i think the first thing is really to no longer refer to it as a practice, but perhaps my profession :]

* i don’t want to be sad. [sentimental and the tears of vulnerability/release are as common to me as laughter. this is not what i am referring to]

*a. i think this goes hand in hand with the first one …

*  i don’t want to be inflexible … body mind or soul …

*a.  reiki. yoga. learning new things … never let it end [and begin sgin’ the yoga!]



Manifesto …

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Call to Arms by Sasha Dichter

The secret of fortune is joy in our hands. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What if today, right now, no jokes at all, you were actually in charge, the boss, the Head Honcho. Write the “call to arms” note you’re sending to everyone (staff, customers, suppliers, Board) charting the path ahead for the next 12 months and the next 5 years. Now take this manifesto, print it out somewhere you can see, preferably in big letters you can read from your chair.

You’re just written your own job description. You know what you have to do. Go!

(bonus: send it to the CEO with the title “The things we absolutely have to get right – nothing else matters.”)



going back to the last prompt this feels impossible due to my lack of ordinariness ;)

seriously though. that last prompt left a welt …


i have stared at this page for over 45 minutes now. some people would say i AM the boss … my CEO … would you say god? my higher self?

just stuck in this one

Manifesto: The things we absolutely have to get right – nothing else matters.

1. take care of yourselves. take care of each other. just plain take care.

2. take initiative and if unsure … ask / conversely, be prepared to help if you are able.

3.  love. yourself. others. the stars and that weed you keep tripping over. [ergo: everything. regardless]

4. the little red hen is a fable not real life. don’t take it on. be of help and share the spoils.

5. drop your need to be right or first or better … just be.

6. pay attention!

7.  courtesy. common. make it so.

8. i’m not your mother and if i am refer to #1

9. let things go

10. no. whining. [it will get you no where fast except for me mentally smacking you. and that goes against rule #3 ;]

11. i reserve the rights to expand upon or change this manifesto at any given time … because it pleases me to do so.






oh, so clever …

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Most Ordinary by Patti Digh

Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are our most potent at our most ordinary. And yet most of us discount our “ordinary” because it is, well, ordinary. Or so we believe. But my ordinary is not yours. Three things block us from putting down our clever and picking up our ordinary: false comparisons with others (I’m not as good a writer as _____), false expectations of ourselves (I should be on the NYTimes best seller list or not write at all), and false investments in a story (it’s all been written before, I shouldn’t bother). What are your false comparisons? What are your false expectations? What are your false investments in a story? List them. Each keep you from that internal knowing about which Emerson writes. Each keeps you from making your strong offer to the world. Put down your clever, and pick up your ordinary.


My clever [and damn clever clever!]:

* nurturing others before  – or  instead of  – myself  is the key [my key] to survival [false investment]

* others will take care of me because i take such good care of them [false expectation]

* i am not a good person if i don’t take care of others [false comparison]

i am finding it difficult to move beyond this … i can come up with many statements of cleverness and beat myself up in the process [false investment? probably?]

i see that the idea here is to see the cleverness and see the falsity in it and then drop it like a hot potato but … i then look at the dropped potato and think what a waste THAT is and i need to save it for later or else i may have nothing to eat …

oh. dear.

i hate it when my sarcastic metaphors come back to bite me!


and in that lies a very clever thing indeed … when and who did i learn from that being in pain and vulnerable brought the love and attention i need/crave/desire … you will not love me unless i am clever because my ordinary is not …

ouch. gotta be done here.

i see

moving on



Cleaning/Clearing Day

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

there is a backlog in my mailbox …  there were other priorities in my world at them time …  prepare to inundated with the backlog of my prompts and prompting …

<3 g!

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