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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:00 PM
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Manifestation group check in thread #2...!
Hello everyone!

How are you all doing with manifesting your desires? Please share. If you are having trouble with something or you also may want to share. Others that are participating may be able to offer moral support, a different way to look at something, or even a good time (lunar phase) to try meditating on what you want.

I don't know about all of you, but I LOVE October SO MUCH! I always feel like anything and everything is possible this month--not sure why. I feel more energetic and hopeful in October. I also feel more spiritual this time of year...

Ok--well I'm off to post to my own thread :P to share something I've manifested! :D
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:39 PM
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1. My first manifestation!
I've had some health issues that don't allow me to work outside my home. I've wanted to work for some time, and even went out looking, applying places, interviewing, etc. But I have debilitating pain at least an entire week a month. I know that no corporate workplace will tolerate such a thing and have had to face that reality.

While I work to get this situation in check once and for all, I've had to think about alternate ways to earn a living. This has been such a challenge for me, because for so long I've had limited beliefs about money. Now I'm forcing myself to challenge this belief and change it.

I started with looking at books like "Making a Living Without a Job" and reading anything and everything I can get my hands on about small home businesses, entrepreneurs, etc. This has been important to me in broadening my ideas regarding money, work, jobs, etc.

By seeing others that are making a living without a formal "job" (i.e. working for the man or another corporate entity) I now KNOW it's possible. If they can do it, so can I! :)

I'm a "college drop-out" and I felt challenged by this, too. So to counter balance this, I've sought out information on people that are successful and created a livelihood w/out a formal education.

Anyway, just to start things off on a low risk basis,(as one of my books suggested) I decided to sell some theater tickets I can't use. I refused to "scalp" them :eyes: as I saw many doing on ebay. I merely wanted to make back what I spent on them, and allow others to see a show. Well, I got notification today that my tickets SOLD! I also made a tiny profit in the process!! It's not a lot (maybe $25)but I'll take it!

So, I've manifested my first desire and by doing so I can see that the Universe is abundant. If we start to believe this and see it in action, anything is possible!

I know, I's just selling something you've already got. That's ok with me. It's enough to put things in motion in terms of letting me know that I CAN make money right here from home, without a degree, w/out a formal job. :hi:

Sorry so long--thanks for reading! Looking forward to seeing others manifestations, too!

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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:07 PM
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2. Very nice, bliss. And, so sorry to hear about the pain you
have been experiencing. :hug:

Here's to manifesting more and more abundance for you!

Back in June I manifested a new car. After having read a post written by NJCher about how she manifested the exact color and type of car, I had a sort of 'light bulb moment'. Here I had been trying to manifest a 'new car'. So, I set out to manifest the very car I wanted with all of the details re: model, color and etc. (Of course this was a car we could not afford!)

Low and behold, we got one! It just came along. I called the local Toyota dealership and asked if they happened to have any used Highlander Hybrids (only made in 'o6) on the lot. They said, yes and they were surprised- because it had just come in and it was still there.

We went in and got it within the hour. And, a strange thing happened... We drove it home and several weeks later we got the title in the mail. Just days after the title arrived we got a call from the Pittsburgh Police Dept. asking if we owned this car! It turns out that the car was STOLEN! Technically, I had purchased stolen property- which, of course, is a major felony!! Luckily, the Toyota dealership accepted full responsibility and ate the cost.

And, I still have it and love it!! ;-)
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:39 PM
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4. Hi Quakerfriend...!
:hi: Thank you for the :hug: Here's one for you... :pals: :grouphug:

Wow--I LOVED the story of how you got your car! That's so amazing! Can't believe it was stolen. I totally would have freaked out! It's wonderful that the dealership took on the cost, and you were able to keep it.

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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:48 AM
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9. Good work, bliss_e!
I'm sorry to hear that you're in such pain. I wish that there were something that I could do to make it go away.

I'm so happy for you in reference to your manifestation, though! :thumbsup:

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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:37 PM
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11. Hi Dream...!
Thank you... :hug: No pain today. I get hideous migraines every month and have for a few years now. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to manifest a difference where that's concerned though. ;)

Dh told me today a co-worker was shocked I sold my tickets so inexpensively. She said I could have got double what I was asking. Maybe--probably. :shrug: I just wouldn't have felt right about it. I merely wanted to recoup my costs, while allowing someone to see a show. I've been priced out of tickets, it sucks when you really want to see a show, but can't afford the ridiculous prices of the greedy scalpers.

Look at me, a scalper with ethics. :P :rofl: :bounce:
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 06:58 AM
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16. I remember you discussing this in another forum.
Edited on Wed Oct-25-06 07:00 AM by I Have A Dream
You were so upset that people were buying all of the tickets and then scalping them at exorbitant prices which caused regular people to not be able to attend these cultural events.

Kudos to you for having integrity!

I'm sorry to hear about your migraines. I've never had them, so I can only imagine what you go through. :(

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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 05:56 PM
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22. That's right...
I'd forgotten about that. Yes, it made me pretty mad. There was a time when you could get a scalped ticket for anywhere from $40-$80 above ticket price. It was usually on the low end though. I wouldn't have a problem with that, if the tickets weren't available otherwise.

But, to see people selling them for three time what they are worth--that just seems excessive to me. And as I said before--so unfair.

Thank you for the :hug:

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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 09:11 AM
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19. Every month?
Pardon me for jumping in here, but may I ask if you've tracked down the cause of your migraines? Do you get them when you ovulate or when you're PMSing? (I used to, and my best friend does now, and I can't get her to go to her doctor and alleviate the symptom.)
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 06:06 PM
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23. Hi MorningGlow...
I've narrowed them down a lot. I used to think they were solely based on sinus and allergy issues. After having a successful sinus surgery and alleviating that aspect, I feel now they are related to my cycle and pms.

I started having weird cycles about a year ago, with all sorts of exacerbated and more intense symptoms than I had prior.

I've really had to be my own health detective. My doctors haven't been helpful, including ob's and gynecologists.

Because I've been so diligent about seeking out answers on my own, I feel closer now to help than before.

Now it's just a matter of getting in to see those that are willing to run tests outside of the usual ones--tests that can pinpoint such issues. :) Unfortunately, those kinds of docs have long waits to see them. Fortunately too--in the sense of they must be doing something right or there wouldn't be so many people waiting to see them! :D

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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 06:30 PM
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24. May I recommend finding a holistic m.d.
A fellow pagan, also a nurse, recommended that for me when I was having unusual health problems that "regular" practitioners weren't able to diagnose. For me, that was my thyroid going berzerk, even though its dysfunction wasn't reflected in the "usual" test numbers. The holistic MD I went to treated me for my thyroid problems as if my test numbers were off the chart, and it made a world of difference--all my symptoms disappeared, plus I started to lose weight, my polycystic ovary syndrome went away, and I finally got pregnant!

What I love is that holistic MDs are actual medical doctors who can order tests and prescribe standard medications, yet they also are proponents of supplements and herbs. Often they work in tandem with ayurvedic or any other alternative health care you might be using as well. And many holistic MDs are covered under standard health insurance because they ARE MDs, but if they don't accept insurance (mine doesn't like to be dictated to by the corporate machines--how much time she's allowed to see me, etc.), the tests they order and prescriptions they write still are covered.

I am sure my best friend's migraines are hormone related, but she refuses to see my holistic MD or anyone besides her ayurvedic practitioner. But while he's helping her, he's not fixing the hormonal problem, so she continues to be out of commission several days each month as she PMSes. It makes me sad that she continues to suffer, but there's only so much nagging, begging, and pleading I can do.

Anyway, hope you get to the bottom of your issues. I know how awful it can be! :hug:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 07:05 PM
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25. Oh wow...guess what?! Some synchronicity....
Edited on Wed Oct-25-06 07:21 PM by bliss_eternal
When I was writing you about waiting to get in to see the doctor that's willing to run "different tests" I decided to get off line and call them. I wanted to check for earlier appnts., cancellations. I'm going in TOMORROW!!! So your recommendation to see a holistic md is being taken--even w/out my knowing you had recommended that!

:bounce: :party: :bounce: :party:

This is a holistic office, where these doctors see patients for...guess what...thyroid and hormone issues!!!

My appnt. was THREE weeks away. I just called and they just so happened to have a cancellation tomorrow! My dh is off work and can take me. I can go in fasting so I can get started testing, etc. Yay...I hope they can help me...

I've had these headaches for a few years, but just last year I started to feel hot all the time. I didn't have a fever, I just felt hot. My cycles got weird--I was in more pain each month, but the flow was VERY light, spotting--practically non-existent. I saw the gyn. who did blood work. The only thing they found was elevated cholesterol. She said that wouldn't make me feel hot, and then told me I was fine and sent me home. :eyes:

On edit:
This was really weird--I started to have skin issues similar to what a pregnant woman gets--but I wasn't pregnant! I got that line (linea negra) on my stomach--it was dark and pronounced, it's still there--a bit lighter...not much. I also had melasma on my face, still some remnants of that too.

This all occurred right around the same time--yet no one seemed to think it was cause for concern. :eyes:

I "thought" maybe I was in peri-menopause even though I'm a bit young for it (according to my doctors) :eyes: I read books and I thought what I was experiencing sounded like peri-menopause. I started taking a woman's formula of flax oil, which really seemed to help. The hot feeling went away.

I went to a naturopath (ND) who was helpful getting my digestive issues in check, but didn't help with my headaches. She ignored my saliva test results that said my ratio of progesterone to estrogen was low and recommended I take some sort of progesterone to balance that out. Over time, the hot feeling came back and my monthly issues got much worse. :(

The last few months were hell, I was so miserable. The headaches, cramps, etc. were so severe dh wanted to take me to the hospital--he's never seen me in so much pain. A couple of nights he was up with me all night--making me hot compresses, tea, etc.--trying to comfort me.

When I told the ND what was going on, THEN she said--maybe I needed progesterone. :banghead: So I decided to not see her anymore, at least not until I could see someone that could diagnose what's going on and take my symptoms seriously.

It was a complete FLUKE that I found this office, literally in my own backyard. :crazy: I initially heard of them in an off-handed conversation with my ent (she's in the same bldg.). Then they came up again through a fluke internet search. I wasn't looking for anything related to them--but they showed up. I figured the Universe was trying to show me something--so I paid attention that time. LOL!

I just read in my herbal remedy book that some thyroid dysfunctions frequently mimic menopausal symptoms.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 07:27 PM
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27. SWEET!!!!
Bliss, I am SO happy for you! Judging from my own experience, which sounds remarkably like yours, I can say with a certain amount of confidence that you are now well on your way to getting a diagnosis, which means treatment, which means HEALTH!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I had migraines, massive weight gain (WHILE working out and dieting, thank you very much), hair loss, chest pains, PCOS, total exhaustion, sleep apnea, and my periods stopped (to name a few symptoms). I was only 35. Even though I had all the classic thyroid symptoms, several doctors, ob/gyns, endocrinologists, etc., all told me to go away and diet and exercise more, because my thyroid test numbers were "in range".

My thyroid test number was around 2.5--technically within the "okay" range of 1.0 to 3.0. But for me it was practically a death sentence. I'm best at 1.0 or even lower. But "regular" doctors don't care about that. They never looked at the symptoms--just the test results. Holistic MDs treat you--well, holistically--they treat the symptoms, instead of waiting for you to be a picture-perfect textbook case of whatever disease may be in question.

I had a progesterone encounter too! I chose a female ob/gyn who seemed progressive. She said, "Well, you have to get your periods started again. You can be on birth control or progesterone (the kind derived from horses that has been linked to cancer, thank you very much). Which do you want?" I asked, "Don't you want to find out WHY my periods have stopped?" Apparently not. She insisted on forcing it and that would be good enough. But it wasn't good enough for me, because I knew it was a symptom of something larger that wasn't going to get treated if we didn't figure it out then. :banghead: Needless to say, I never went back to her again.

At my first visit to my holistic MD, I told her my symptoms, and she said, "You have hypothyroidism. Let's treat it." I wept, I was so relieved (my ordeal had lasted an entire YEAR at that point and I was emotionally exhausted). She gave me a hug.

Now I'm on a touch of thyroid medication and I've never been better!

FYI, speaking of medication--If you do turn out to need thyroid medicine, ask for Armour. It's the natural stuff, not the synthetic stuff. Synthroid is total crap. Don't accept it. It's the most commonly prescribed but it's the worst--shortest shelf life, weakest dose, and consistency problems. If you request Armour you might get some raised eyebrows (mostly from the pharmacist) but insist anyway. They can order it.

Also, there is a natural progesterone from wild yams that is WONDERFUL--it's a cream you use like lotion once or twice a day. Progesticare--it's a bit expensive but worth every penny.

Oh Bliss, this is great--you are going to be so relieved soon. Keep me posted on how it goes! Wishing you all the best! :hug:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:14 PM
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30. Wow--it's a relief to hear others have been through
what I'm going through. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this MorningGlow! While it's nice to hear you know personally how I feel, it sucks that you had to suffer so much prior to getting an appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

I went today! :thumbsup:

I showed the md my prior saliva test results, blood work, etc. He immediately said I was low on some hormones. While the nutritionist that initially assessed the test for me had said everything was normal--(w/exception of the progesterone to estrogen ratio). :eyes: So I was kind of peeved that even my ND (naturopath) didn't pick up on that. All this time that I felt "off" and been so miserable...almost everything was low--my estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, etc.

Or should I say, everything was in the normal range, but he saw it as "low" normal. Low enough to create symptoms for me. :eyes: :(

He's starting me on the natural hormones first, to get that aspect in balance. Then when I see him in a month he wants to give me something for my thyroid. :bounce:

I'm so relieved to actually have a diagnosis, and to know I'm not "fine" like the other doctors tried to tell me. I also feel better knowing I'm not crazy for feeling, I wasn't "fine."

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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 09:10 AM
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33. Woo hoo, Bliss!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

It IS a relief once you're finally diagnosed, isn't it? Especially after "medical professionals" either imply or outright tell you you're nuts. When I had no idea why I was gaining weight at a ridiculous rate, I went to one GP who told me to keep a food diary for a week. I kept one for an entire month. When I showed it to him, he pointed to the one (ONE) day I had five Wendy's chicken nuggets for lunch (that was all I had, too) and said, "Well, see, there's your problem (why you're gaining weight)." I told him I was eating healthy all the other days, plus exercising to boot, and he said I needed to diet more and exercise MORE.

I had a nutritionist tell me to eat as much soy as I could (soy is poison to people with thyroid problems--exacerbates hypothyroidism).

But the piece de resistance was when I went to a GP who had a reputation for being okay with herbal supplements and not pooh-poohing holistic care. I thought she'd help me...but no. She insisted I should diet MORE (I was basically starving myself at that point) and exercise SEVEN days a week instead of my usual three. I knew she was grasping at straws.

I had done a lot of research on hypothyroidism and knew what my problem was. I had to beg and plead for the lowest dose of thyroid medication. She reluctantly gave it to me. After the one-month's worth of pills was gone, I saw her again and said I was starting to feel better, and I would welcome inching the dose up (which is what you're supposed to do), and she refused. She didn't want to give me any more.

And even though everyone on the thyroid boards (Delphiforums and are godsends--once you're diagnosed fully, check them out--you learn a TON) said "whatever you do, do NOT cry in your doctor's office, because they will immediately prescribe antidepressants"...I did. I just couldn't help it. I was so frustrated and I was hurting (physically) so much. And--fwoomp--didn't she whip out that prescription pad and write up a "low dose, natural" antidepressant. DAMN. I refused to take the paper from her--she practically chased me around the room with it.

So yeah, once you find someone who takes you seriously and sees your "low normal" numbers as something to treat, it's great! Once again, good on you, Bliss, for your perseverance and your serendipity, and :toast: for your first steps on the road to healing!
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 07:11 PM
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34. MorningGlow---
Edited on Fri Oct-27-06 07:16 PM by bliss_eternal
that makes me so angry--to hear the way you were treated! :mad: :grr: :( What is wrong with these doctors? Why do they turn patients into victims and hypochondriacs, assuming everything they can't figure out is surely in their heads? It's maddening and so beyond wrong in my eyes. This old medical system combined with the pharmaceutical companies isn't helping people--it's dependent on them staying sick and making people sicker!!

For two weeks I had an intense lower abdominal pain. Thankfully, my md ordered an immediate ct-scan. But when it came back normal, all she could say was that it was probably gas. :eyes: Given all the other symptoms I was having (which seem related to me)I dismissed her assessment. ;)

Part of my not giving up was reading an article in a yoga magazine about Ultraprevention. It's a book and system developed by two doctors that experienced their own series of health issues. They saw first hand how the present system of healthcare is missing it in so many ways, and not adequately addressing today's health issues. One of the doctor's was only helped with a combination of western and holistic solutions. Here's their website / and their book has the same title.

While I didn't utilize their system, reading their book was so helpful and it gave me hope. Hope that there were other doctors that wouldn't just dismiss me and my symptoms and would actually provide answers and a solution.

I encountered one of the forums you spoke of regarding hypo/hyperthyroid conditions. I saw a database of recommended doctors. When I saw the office I was going to on the list, I knew I was on the right track!!

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, MorningGlow! It means so much to have someone on this forum that's been there. Would you mind if I contacted you through pm if I have any more personal questions?

Did you say that you're a nurse? Was it difficult for you to work in the system, particularly before you got a solution for your health issues? :hi: :hug: Nurses are usually the ones I trust in terms of who's good to see about an issue. I hate to hear that they aren't getting the best healthcare either.

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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:24 PM
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40. Thanks for the link
I will definitely check it out.

As for the medical community and horror stories--heck, I've got a million of 'em! Lemme tell ya about the endocrinologist I went to. My friend, who has a pituitary problem, was one of two people who said, after I described how I felt, "Sounds like a thyroid problem"--even THEY knew what the MDs didn't. Anyway, she tried to get me an appointment with her endocrinologist--the best in the area, etc., and a family friend of hers. But he turned her down because he had stopped taking new patients. She begged and pleaded for me, but he was steadfast. He did, however, recommend his brightest protege, who had a practice of his own. So I went to him, my hopes high.

He checked my chart. Noted the "normal" TSH test results. And that was that. But to humor me, he palpated my throat, checking for an enlarged thyroid. When he didn't feel a golf ball there, he REALLY dismissed me. (My thyroid did get enlarged later, as I got worse as I struggled to find a doctor to treat me, and it felt like I had something stuck in my throat every time I swallowed, but it hadn't progressed to that point when I saw this guy.)

So he stood there with his arms crossed defensively and said there was NOTHING wrong with me. I asked about my symptoms. He said I was exhausted because I was dragging around excess weight, and recommended I go on a medically controlled diet. I said NO MORE diets until I get to the bottom of the medical problem I KNEW I had. He shrugged. And he said my symptoms probably were metabolism related, but because the medical community didn't know enough about metabolism, he couldn't help me. (Note that his business card and the top of his stationery said "Dr. John Doe, Hormone and Metabolism Specialist"--HAH.)

But the worst moment was when I walked out, near tears (again), and he followed me out to the foyer. As I was paying my copay for the useless visit, he said, "Are you sure you don't want to try a medically controlled diet?" I said NO, under NO circumstances. He said, "Okay. Well, if you do find something that works for you, will you give me a call? I'm doing research."


I read in the paper a few months later that he left medical practice and focused solely on research. Thank the gods. That man needed to be kept in a lab, away from patients.

Anyway, sorry--I do go on. Like I said, I've got a million of 'em! My friends said I should write a book about it. I have considered it.

Absolutely, Bliss, please do PM me anytime. I'm happy to help. I myself am not a nurse, though--a friend who was a nurse recommended that I find a holistic MD. She sure was a godsend!

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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:04 AM
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39. What a nightmare!
This sub-thread has me convinced I'm seeing the wrong doctor! I take a mood stabilizer. A lot of doctors claim it is a "placebo". Plus, in some formularies, it is not approved for the condition which was originally Rx'd in 2000. I took it for almost four years and my moods were stable. In 2004, I let a psychiatrist talk me into cutting down and eventually out. I went wacko for two years! I have recently been taking it again because I just demand it! They want to give me all kinds of dangerous stuff that could potentially maim me for life, but argue with the simplest things! It drives me CRAZY. When I saw my shrink this past week, I felt worse. After I left, I started crying in the parking lot and in the car. GEEZIZ I also think he overcharged me, but I meekly paid. At least I got the script I was after.

I had typed up a list of all the medications I've taken since 1995 and the side effects, what happened, on an Excel worksheet. I did that when I thought I would see a different doctor, but I found out he doesn't know how to remain calm, and who wants that. Well, this doctor laughed! Laughed at me. The first time I saw him, he indicated he thought my side effects were due to "a problem with authority". How that adds up, don't ask me. I know my body and mind better than he EVER will. I really want to type a string of expletives. So, when he saw my worksheet, after he laughed, he said your dad was a preacher, right? I'm thinking, "so"? Then he had this boring explanation, which I think he found quite entertaining, that there is the "placebo" effect, which is actually more powerful than the medications. okay He went on that there is also the "nocebo" effect. I think he made that up. This is where, allegedly, whatever is going on is blamed on the medication, and hinted that it is actually my "problem with authority" (preacher?) that creates these symptoms. Insert more expletives. I told him I take tryptophan. You're supposed to tell them about these things. He found more humor there. Pointed out that I'm willing to take things that are not mainstream but balk at the normal prescriptions. You betcha I do. Trptophan relieved insomnia, depression and pms. Why the hell wouldn't I take it. It may not be mainstream to him, but my body happens to be made of proteins and that's all tryptophan is. More protein. What a DUMBASS.

I did go on to tell him . hmmm . I don't think I made myself bleed for two straight months or go into early menopause, as did a psychotropic I took in 1999. I did have to take hormones for a month to stop the bleeding! I even had an unnecessary endeometrial biopsy, which HURTS. I found out later that those are typical side effects of that particular medication, and worse. I'm sure that wasn't "nocebo". I actually kind of liked that drug. I believe it made my eyesight much worse. He gave me samples of another medication in the same drug class and I am terrified of it. I don't have much success with medications. I also require a much reduced dosage than what is considered a "therapeutic level". I've used homeopathics since 1992, and some doctor suggested that I may be experiencing a homeopathic (I was surprised he knew the word) action from the meds. I'll accept that as an explanation. I can't help it. That is just my body.

My former MD thought I needed thyroid supplementation. A doctor in Florida agreed. I saw her when I was visiting there, so there was no way to follow up with her. I asked my former MD to Rx Armour. He wouldn't. He said it was harder to monitor. I tried synthroid and it made me feel much worse. I chose something from the internet, Thyromine. It had the highest rating on the site I found. I've been taking it about four months and I can't say I feel a great deal of difference. But I sure don't feel any worse. My energy level is better than it has been in a very long time. I just don't get tired or feel dragged out.

When I went through my early change, I did take hormone pills for about a year. I had put on 20 pounds and felt like I was nuts. After the hormone regime, I took a homeopathic for sadness and the 20 pounds dropped off in a few weeks time. Before that and since, I ocassionaly use Vitex (Chaste tree) to balance. I also take DHEA sometimes. I first tried DHEA in 2000, and I lost weight, had much more energy and was not depressed.

I will choose a natural remedy over lab experiments any time. I even take herbal allergy stuff. I found a tea that controls high blood pressure. I don't have chronic HBP, but it does flare up sometimes.

I don't know if there are any holistic MDs here. But if there is, I will find her.
Thanks to you and Bliss for posting your experiences. wow

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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:34 PM
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41. Wow, VSM--you've certainly gone through hell!
I'm shocked that so many women have such a terrible time going to doctors. That is SO WRONG.

As for Dr. Laugh Riot there, I am CERTAIN he felt insecure because you came well prepared. Doctors haaaate that. Well, bad ones do. I can't tell you how many times I said something like "I've done some research myself and--" and I get the "eyeroll". Then they immediately label you as a hypochondriac trying to diagnose yourself.

But as you said, who's going to know your body better than YOU? That's how I knew I had something seriously wrong with me. I felt like an old woman at 35. Why should I believe their dismissive diagnoses of "she's a woman and she's fat so she wants a pill to make her not fat"--it was so much more than that. But the doctors tune you out, you know?

Well, you just keep doing what you're doing. Sounds like its working. But definitely check the contraindications between a supplement/herb and prescription meds--I have a friend who is bipolar and she's very careful to research each herb she might want to take before she does take it, to make sure it doesn't create a bad reaction with her scrips.

Thanks for reminding me about DHEA--I had taken it before but dropped off. I should try it again.

Hope you do find a holistic MD. I'll bet there are some in your area--they are becoming more and more numerous all over the country.

Hang in there! :hi:
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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 10:02 PM
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38. I could be completely, utterly, totally wrong --
But I am under the impression that when they say "progesterone" they mean the hormone that is natural, and that is like the one that is naturally in the human being. The one from the horse I think is what they call progestin. Which is what they've used for years and years with estrogen, instead of the much more expensive progesterone.

My period stopped at 42, and I thought it was early menopause for genetic reasons, but I no longer believe that. I want to go to a holistic MD, but can't afford it at th emoment.
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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 09:52 PM
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37. It could be progesterone. that is the natural hormone.
It's taken mainstream docs a long time to get there.

But let me just make one little suggestion, that you should take with a grain of salt if it doesn't set off really loud alarm bells.

First, I'll ask one question. Better that way. When you exercise, what happens? Does your body take much longer to recover from a workout than it used to? Like, more than a day? If you run or do some other aerobic exercise, are you just -- well, you tell me. If you do some aerobic exercise, what happens?

If I had known 20 years ago what I know now, I'd be much healthier today. But I wouldn't want to put thoughts into your mind that should not be there. That's why I ask the question. It's a pretty good one for saying yes, or no.
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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 09:48 PM
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I just wish I had known that 20 years ago.

I finally had a child, and she will be 13 in December, but if I had gone to a holistic doctor in 1980, I would have lived a very different life. And it would have been a whole lot better.

And I would have felt a whole lot less pain. I can't begin to measure how much less pain.

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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 12:39 AM
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31. Mugwort tea
helps pms. helps cramps and ovulation pain too. try it.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 01:14 AM
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32. Thank you, undergroundpanther!
I appreciate the recommendation--I'll definitely pick some up and try it out! :hi:
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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 09:46 PM
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35. Excuse me for asking, but could I ask --
How old are you?

And how long do your headaches last?

And what have you so far done about them?

And do you know what triggers them? Or have any ideas?

(I used to get them. My mother got them. Runs in the family.)
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:10 PM
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3. The wheels are finally beginning to turn in my new job.
As some of you know, I lost my last job, but got another one right away. However, because of the nature of the work I do, I have to submite paperwork to the Dept. of Labor & Industries, get a new provider number, etc. And that takes time. Everything is finally in place, and today, I went to lunch with a couple of people from the Dept. Within 5 minutes of sitting down, one of them said she had a case she wanted to send me to work, and the other person is going to look through her caseload to see what she can send out to me. It's not much, but it's a start!
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:41 PM
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5. That's great SeattleGirl...!
It may be a trickle to start, but before long you'll have a downpour of work. :hi: So glad to hear that things are finally in motion for you in terms of work--Thanks for checking in!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:26 AM
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6. Thank you, bliss.
And I hope that you continue to manifest the money and resources you need. And I send you good thoughts and prayers that your condition does not interfere too much with getting on with your life. :hug:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:45 AM
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7. Thank YOU, SeattleGirl...!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 02:50 AM
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8. Always, bliss. Always.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:56 PM
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10. Congrats on your sale, Bliss!
And don't rule out eBay--lots of people have thriving side businesses as sellers there. Something to think about anyway...

As for my manifestation, work has been getting better and better. I am astounded--I had pretty much written this place off as reprehensible and my new VP a waste of air. But I have taken complete ownership of a major project, and it's going very well. I think the VP is pleased. Plus, another VP sent him an e-mail praising my work, which never hurts! So I guess I will stick around here for a while and see how this goes. I feel better having been able to show the VP what I'm capable of.

The only thing I really need now is a buttload of cash. :rofl: No, seriously, we have major credit card debt and a house in need of a lot of renovations. (I am sick of having NO walls in my bathroom! Well okay we have lath and really old insulation--NOT my preferred decorating scheme, but we can't afford the tile job yet.) I had asked for a precise amount, even though it's large, keeping in mind that if we limit ourselves, the universe goes along with that. Trying very hard not to get in my own way, if you know what I mean.

Even if I get a raise because I have "done good work", it won't cover the large sum I need, so that's still on the table.

Anybody have any good tips for conjuring up some cash?

:toast: to all manifesters!
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:02 PM
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12. Hi MorningGlow. Visualize that bathroom tile, exactly like you want
it, and visualize anything else you want. Concentrate on it when you're sitting on the commode. See it on the walls, floors, with all the fixtures and accessories you've always wanted.

I'm not an expert, but I have been able to manifest some things. Recently I went on vacation to Hawaii. While there, my luggage was stolen, including my allery and asthma medication. When I got back home, I called my health insurance company and asked about getting it replaced. I was told that I would have to pay the full amount instead of the co-pay amount, and the clerk suggested that I ask my doctor for a sample of the Advair Diskus I needed. I happened to be in the doctor's office the next day for my father's appt. and asked the nurse if she had a sample, but their cupboard was bare. The next day when I drove by the doctor's office on my way to work, I thought, "they're going to get me some samples." Shortly after lunch that day, the nurse called me and said that the drug. co. rep had come into their office that morning and she had not one, but two Advair Diskus samples for me. I am so grateful and elated that I won't have to shell out all that money for something that was stolen from me.

Now I'm working on my cat's health issues, manifesting healthy kidneys for Tiny. I can just see those pink, vibrant healthy kidneys functioning at 100%, just like a kitten's. Wish me luck!
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 06:16 PM
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13. You know, it japple
I see that tile in my mind's eye every time I set foot in there--small octagonal white tiles with black octagonal tiles every foot or so like the center of a flower...white subway tiles in the tub area with a black pencil tile a few courses down from the ceiling...white wainscoting on the bottom half of the walls...silver-gray paint above...the retro white milkglass ceiling fixture installed (NOT still in the box in the corner of the bathroom like it has been for the past eight months)...the two nickel sconces flanking the retro metal medicine cabinet...finally getting my cloth shower curtain out of the bag and covering the liner...all of it. Right down to the new shower curtain rod and maybe even new towels and the shaving/makeup mirror on a pull-out arm. I SEE it and it WILL show up ASAP--before this female spontaneously combusts from having a skanky bathroom! :rofl:

Hey, this is funny--just hours after I posted my first message about needing cash, I stopped at our local pizza place to pick up dinner. I had gotten Mr. MorningGlow and MorningGlow Jr. sandwiches from a different place, but I was craving this chicken thing from the pizza place. Handed the kid a $5 and he went "woah!"--he had punched in $500.00 on the register. I told him that if he could conjure something like that up for me, I'd give the place all my business!

Sometimes the universe likes to be funny, no?
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 09:03 AM
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18. I can see it too, and it certainly is an elegant bathroom. Have you been
down to the tile store yet? You need to go to the store and get a sales person to assist you, so that you can declare your intention out loud. That is supposed to be an important step.

PS: I'm just trying to get you out of that skanky bathroom before you explode!
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 09:50 AM
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20. Thanks--interior design is a hobby of mine
Our house was built in 1876 and added onto around the turn of the century, so I'm trying to not so much strictly adhere to the authenticity to the time period (hey, we're broke, if I haven't mentioned it--BUT JUST FOR THE MOMENT), but at least convey the gist of the era. So far we have a pedestal sink and a retro toilet (alas, not so retro that it has an elevated tank and pull chain, which I would LOVE) and I've refinished the cast iron tub.

Anyway, I did get an estimate from a tile guy and I still have his samples. Perhaps I should dig all that out again and give him a call. I'd need a revised estimate because I think I want a few more courses of the subway tile in the tub area than we had originally planned on--mainly because some of the plaster cracked and tumbled off and I don't feel like building up 1 1/2 inches of plaster to repair that part!

Thanks for trying to prevent the explosion. It would be terribly messy to clean up, wouldn't it? Especially because I have no tile to wipe down easily! :hi:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 07:10 PM
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26. Your home sounds so beautiful...
I adore classic architecture! No one's building homes like that anymore... :(
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 07:30 PM
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28. LOL it's a piece of crap!
It's a total disaster! It had been a rental for several years and those folks trashed it beyond belief.

But you're right--the architecture (what's left of it) is very nice--there's a lovely front staircase, and the living room has 12 ft. ceilings.

I just wish we had the money to lavish on it to bring it back to its former glory. A bit at a time, I guess.

But for now we call it Chateau le Money Pit. (Wait, that's bad manifestation--we'd better quit that!)
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 06:36 PM
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15. That's awesome, japple...
...that you manifested your allergy medication! Thanks so much for sharing this! :hi:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 06:28 PM
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14. Thanks MorningGlow...!
Edited on Tue Oct-24-06 06:35 PM by bliss_eternal

I'm so happy to hear that you were able to show your VP what you are capable of, AND recieved some praise for your work to boot! Way to go! :applause: :yourock:

On manifesting money:

An e-mail list I subscribe to had some lengthy discussions about manifesting money. Someone shared that something that resonated with them was that money is energy, and to bring it in it helps to give some away. By giving away money you are telling the Universe and Source that you trust and believe that money is unlimited and you will get more. :think:

The person that spoke of this said it didn't take a lot either--but it came from her heart. She said she just gave away money she had around the house, $5, $10, etc. Her demonstration really touched me as she spoke of really needing money and getting something in the mail asking for a donation for a local children's charity--w/out even thinking she just put what she had in the envelope and sent it out. In no time she said she was getting money from unexpected sources--a family member sent her a monetary gift, a savings bond matured, she won a cash prize, etc.

Also, a metaphysical book I have talks about doing affirmations and "acting as if." :bounce:

Acting as if:

Act as if you've got what you need and start preparing yourself to recieve it. You want to redo your bathroom, right? So start going out and looking at tile. Get samples, take digital pics at the store of tile samples, etc. Decide EXACTLY how you are going to do the bathroom. What color, size, style of towels and accessories to go with your new tile. Act like you have no time to spare, like you've already scheduled the other work that needs to be done. By doing this, you are stepping out on faith and telling the Universe you KNOW you are getting the money you need to do this. ;) So get busy!


Create a positive affirmation that states your desire and say it to yourself as frequently as possible.
For example, in my book the author speaks of wanting a new job. So the affirmation she created was,"...I do a wonderful service in a wonderful way, I give perfect service for perfect pay." She made up something that speaks to her condition, that's easy to remember and repeat to herself incessantly. It also isn't limiting her condition or stating it has to be done this way or for this much, etc. So make up an affirmation that YOU can remember and start saying it to yourself.

Another form of affirmation is by creating the space you wish to fill. Get rid of things you don't want, need, use so the Universe will have the space to give you what you want and need.

Write down exactly what you want. Another example I read of was a woman wanting to take a trip overseas. She wrote down that she was to going to London that year and it was going to be a gift. Then she got busy! Got her passport in order, got the appropriate luggage, etc. Even when it looked bleak, she just did something else to affirm that she was going. Before the end of the year, quite out of the blue--a friend called offering her tickets to London as a gift.

I've always liked the Jim Carey example, too. While he was a struggling comedian in need of a big pay day he created a check. The check he made up was written out to himself for one million dollars, stating that the check was for acting services rendered. ;)

Thanks for asking this--as it forced me to remember some things I could put into practice, too. :)
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 08:10 AM
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17. Good suggestions
Now that you mention it, I have heard of the method of acting like you have money to get money/give yours away without fretting. I don't suppose catalog clothing purchases count? :rofl: Because I sure do a lot of online ordering as if I had money to burn! x(

Seriously, though, I will try that. I have made some progress in the past, breaking away from my mom's "pinch every penny don't give to charity" training. A very enlightened friend used to always drop dollar bills in the Salvation Army kettle outside the mall, which initially shocked me, because I was still thinking like my mom, but then I thought "what the heck is a dollar? half a Starbucks plain coffee?" and I got over it and now I do it too.

I never told anybody that I bought a $10 discount card to help the local middle school cheerleaders either. I don't go to ANY of the places that take the discount card--but there was the kid on my front stoop with her pitch, and I just whipped out the $10 without a second thought. I'd like to be able to do more of that.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 05:51 PM
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21. There's lots of opportunities to give...
Like your friend, we always gave to Salvation Army kettle--until I found out (through DU a few seasons ago), that the Salvation Army is anti-gay. So now the money I gave to them, goes to the other charities at the supermarket check out.

I wish catalogue shopping counted! :P Then I could do endless shopping on QVC, and know it would all come back to me. LOL!
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 02:33 AM
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29. Generosity
is a great feeling. I happened to be ahead of the curve on finances this summer when a local enviornmental representative called at the door. I was in a very upbeat mood, playing Gregorian Chants on the cd player, burning candles and incense. I had just arrived home from a professional meetup where I met neat, new people. I was ready to donate before she even told me the group's current mission. She said, "can I tell you what we're working on first"? heh

I invited her in and gave her a cash donation. Most times I would have felt too "poor". She liked the chants, asked me if I'm Catholic. I said, nooo. I'm a Pagan. She liked my screensaver, and made a note of "fractals". Couple of months later, I was looking for work and wrote down a number from a sign pole. When I called, it was her! She remembered me. I really wanted to work with her group, but they didn't have suitable hours for me. Think I would have gotten the job?

Giving is Fun!
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:07 PM
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42. Great story, votesomemore! ...Funny how manifestation and
synchronicity sort of come together, often times. She did not come to your door by accident and you did not call about the job by accident. But, what does it all mean? Who knows! But, it sure is fun!!

Here's one for you: Several months ago we sold my mother's house to a young couple from NYC. My mother was a realtor for many years and we were all praying that the old place would sell. I was praying to Mom nearly every night to PLEASE help us sell it.

It was built around 1680's (Yes, 1680's!!) and, as you can imagine, there are very few people who would appreciate such a place! It has an old barn and a root cellar 14 steps down under ground.
Cool but, very old!

Anyway, the couple's name is A..... and they have family in our area near Phila. They wanted to return to the area. So, several days ago my father is on the tennis court and one of his friends, Betty A.... says to him, " Conrad I don't know too many K....'s, Did you by any chance own a property on Barren HIll Rd?? My son just bought the place".

My father tells her "Yes, this was my family home for 50+ years".

Then (This is where it gets good!), we are all together at my sisters house on the weekend. And, Dad starts to tell us this story. AND, my sister chimes in that they had bought THEIR house from the grandfather, Jim A......!!

As it turns out, The young man buying my family home id the grandson of the man who lived in my sister's house for 40 years before she bought it. Very odd indeed! And, this is Philly not some small town!
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:48 PM
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43. That is awesome
and kind of tingly. Makes me think the vibes of both houses must have been similar. Maybe you are all related! Wonder if the grandparents knew each other? I love when stuff like that happens.

Several years ago my guy friend and I worked at the same call center. He had a story. Someone who had called in for tech support, out of all the 100's of lines, got HIM. It was an uncle who had not been heard from in years. When he saw the last name, he mentioned that was his name, and there are not very many T----. They had a jolly good visit!

Synchronicity sure is fun. I don't think the story with that young lady is over yet.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 05:20 PM
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44. The following statement is by W. N. Murray (1951)...
Edited on Sun Oct-29-06 05:21 PM by I Have A Dream
from The Scottish Himalayan Expedition. I found it in some Ascended Masters material that I have, and I thought that it would be helpful to anyone who's trying to manifest something into his/her life:


Until one is committed,
there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back,
always ineffectiveness
concerning all acts of initiative and creation.
There is one elementary truth,
the ignorance of which kills countless ideas
and splendid plans.
The moment one definitely commits oneself,
then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
that would otherwise never have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision
raising in one's favor all manner
of unforeseen incidents
and meetings and material assistance,
which no man could have dreamt
would have come his way.

- W. N. Murray

Since it's included in the Ascended Master material, I think that there's real truth to this statement.

Taking the committed action takes real courage and real faith in the Universe, in my opinion. I think that as long as we're actually doing our part as well, the Universe will do its part. I"ve been told by the channelled being with whom I work that it's much easier for the Universe to assist us once we start taking action ourselves because "the ball's already rolling" (I'm paraphrasing.) The laws of physics support what the channelled being said.

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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 06:00 PM
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45. That's a wonderful piece! Thx for sharing it with us, I have a

Funny, but as I've gotten older hesitancy and indecision seem to have crept in.

As a young person I always knew exactly what I wanted and everything seemed so easy. All things seemed to fall into to place for me - Perhaps, because of this law of physics. ;)
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:22 AM
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46. This is very helpful, Dream.
Something new added to the stew. Thanks!
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