Saturday, February 25, 2006

Ah...The Weekend

It’s amazing how something like a pain in the butt deflects all attempts to creativity. I speak of hemorrhoids. The hardest word in the English language for me to spell, but it looks like I got it right today. Any pain actually would serve to bring a person’s attention away from the things they would rather it be on to the pain.

Like yesterday at work. My foot hurts me. And, when I’m sitting for longer periods of time I’ll get these shooting pains in it. I’ve had it for over a month. I won’t be doing anything and suddenly I’m hollering, “Ow…ow…owwwie.” I’ve made an appointment with my doctor, but that isn’t for another month. He was all booked. If it were such that I couldn’t stand it I could go in and see somebody else, but I figure I can wait. I think it’s like that plantars fasciitis that I had years ago in both feet. That took a year to heal up. Ice and ibuprophen.

So, what can you do with Preparation H when you’re not using it for its intended purpose? I’ve heard it will get rid of wrinkles around the eyes. Also, you can use WD-40 for your joints when they hurt. I haven’t tried that one since I don’t believe we have any WD-40 in the house.

Here are some things the guides have run by me in the last couple of days. They said I could think like a minister when I write. Not that I would ever say I was one because I’m not. But, I could think that way and see what would come out of my mouth. Probably more high toned stuff than the things I’ve been talking about lately.

The other thing they’ve been urging me to do is to draw more. It’s actually not a bad idea. Learning to draw was one of the steps I took in learning how to channel. One of the things they also suggested was that I illustrate my book…or their book…our book of channeled psychic readings. A little something at the end of each of the chapters. Just to give it some interest. I was stymied. Even though I took a drawing course (Betty Edwards) so many years ago I have not pursued my drawing. So, once again, if you were to ask me to draw a house…here’s what it looks like. I also did the first thing I ever learned to draw which was my hand. I’m just not in the proper mind set because I could draw better than that if I put my mind to it.

So, it’s going to take some work. They suggested that I begin by copying the portrait that Tara Dolphin did for me so long ago. I’ve lost track of her. But, she did a soul essence drawing for me that absolutely blew my mind. If you look closely you can see the guide whispering in my ear. She didn't know I was a channel when she did the drawing. The guides said because I admire what she did it would help to get me in the mood and, at least, help to get me off the starting mark. They said that though what I did would not be the same as what she did it might be possible to do something better than that house. Well, they didn’t say that, but they did say that I might be surprised at what I ended up with. I made a few stabs at it this week and they weren’t all that hot. So, I’ll keep trying.

Something else I want to do this weekend is to finish reading, “The Art of Happiness at Work” by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler. I’d like to use it as my Book of the Month Recommendation in the March Newsletter, which I’d also like to finish up this weekend.

I’ve noticed a tremendous increase (knock wood that it continues) of traffic coming to see my website, Talking to Spirit. Folks are staying longer. They’re spending more time in the archives…which ought to be a motivating force for me to get that book published. I realize that there are other websites out there that generate huge (to me) amounts of traffic, but I’ve watched mine go from 2 people a day, if that, to the present 90 or so. It’s modest, but it’s an improvement. And, it’s gratifying because I hate looking for links. For every 10 links I ask about and put the reciprocal link on my pages in good faith I get one valid link back. Now, that’s a thankless task…until you see your traffic take a nice upswing. I also saw my Google page rank improve. Prior to this month I had a page rank 4 on my main page. The rest of the older pages were 3’s and nothing on much on the rest of it. Now, I’ve got a bunch of 4’s and 3’s and some 2’s. I haven’t checked it all, but spot checking showed an improvement there too. What I would like is a page rank of 5 or 6. That would be nice.

Okay…enough dithering…I’ve got a book to read.

1 comment:

Denny said...

It takes time to attract people to your site... but when it clicks, you can be very satisfied...

Yep, sounds like Plantars to me also. Good luck!