Friday, July 10, 2009

Jabba the Frog

I've started swimming again, and loving it. The water is cold for July, due to the very cool weather and thunderstorms we've endured. But today the bright afternoon sunshine invited me to play, and of course I did not resist.

But as I swam about, I was startled to see a frog, resting like a tiny 'Jabba the Hutt' (from the movie Star Wars), regarding me unblinkingly from his perch. This perch being a bulge in the blue pool liner - above the water, and just under the upper rim of the pool.

This may be the same frog I captured in my hands and tossed out of the pool yesterday, or the one my grandkids spotted last weekend, though I can't be sure. Yesterday's frog was on the northern rim of the pool, possibly trying to escape, so I thought I might have been doing him a favor. In any case, I wondered. Can a frog ever get OUT of the pool, once it has gotten in? Are there bugs and food enough for such a being?

Also, there was the matter of his skin color - apparently bleached from the chlorine that 'cleans' the pool. Both frogs - today's and yesterday's - have that skin color. It's a bit creepy to behold, but otherwise they seem quite normal. Of course it is possible that there are not two frogs, but only one,who chooses to live right there, fat and calmly watching me.

Well Jabba, I say, I don't mind you being there if you don't mind me. May this pool be good for both of us. And maybe I'll see you next sunny day.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Kicking Against the Pricks - in politics and in life

Checking my email, today's Abraham message says:

You cannot notice what-is and complain about it, and be a vibrational match to the solution. When you were living the problem, you were asking for the solution, and Source said yes immediately. So, there's never a reason for you to be wallowing around in a problem for more than about a second. You can get so good at this that before you're even aware that the problem has gotten started, you've already got the solution under way.
-- Abraham

This message is the response I intuitively feel when I read the daily political emails. I remember Jesus' words: "it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks" (Acts 9:5). Imagine the futility of kicking your bare legs against the thorns. You make no progress, but get scratched and bloodied up every time.

If divine Love is already giving our most blessed outcome to us - in spirit, and poised for manifestation in and as our lives - we need to be glad for it, open our thoughts to how good it is for us and for everyone, envision how it works, flesh it out in thought and deed. Make ourselves ready for it!

The longer we spend kicking against the pricks (thorns and old ideas), the less we are giving our powerful creative attention to the good that is wanted - and would appear, but for our persistent kicks.

My two cents,
Citizen Gail

Friday, July 03, 2009

in the BlackBerry patch...!

Lord help me, I am the proud and confused new owner of a BlackBerry Curve phone/camera/browser/GPS/and who knows what else! This is a world of multiple applications, teeny-weeny keys, brilliant displays, and and and... Even my BlackBerry for Dummies book is not a huge help, though I did manage to upload my first group of pictures to my computer this morning, and emailed them.

Still, the device is truly exciting for its possibilities. Instead of a purse bulging with all the devices I like to carry (cell phone, camera, notebook, etc) I have this slim little thing that fits in my pocket!

All I wish for now is a BlackBerry buddy, a patient friend who can guide me through the BB world. Still, I think the main person who needs to be patient - is me. When I think of the s t e e p learning curves I've already managed in my years as a computer programmer, I know that even this one will eventually yield and become second nature. Be curious... be kind to self... trust there is an answer... know that Love is guiding me... and it does.

Meanwhile, across the ocean, my grandaughter Megan is experiencing summer as an exchange student in Finland! She competed for and won this scholarship, and I am immensely proud of her. Not only that, but she is blogging her experience at and it is a very fun read!