The Saturday Post: Get Out of the Way!

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There’s a joke out there among pet owners which goes something like this, “My cat/dog is secretly trying to kill me, especially at the top of the stairs.”  Why is this?  I have a few dogs and cats myself and I can attest that this does indeed seem to be true.

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No mater where you try to walk around an animal, they almost always take the same path of your feet thusly causing the person to do some sort of strange dance in efforts not to crush the little animal.

For a long time I had wondered, “Why can’t they just get out of the way?!” Then I really started to think about it. How do they know where we’re going almost all the time? It’s not like they have a mathematical equation of the average trajectory of the human path. How could they possibly know where I’m going?

Thinking about this process really stumped me for a while. There has to be some sort of energy they’re picking up on, or a projection. That’s it, a projection! Most of us have been walking long enough that we don’t have to consciously think about it anymore. We just do it. But that doesn’t mean the process isn’t still going on, it’s just happening in the subconscious.

Our brain has this handy habit of taking tasks we have repeated so many times and sticking them in the hands of the subconscious. It’s estimated that 95% percent of our brain power is dedicated to just the subconscious. So this super computer jammed into our heads is constantly running on auto pilot, leaving the remaining 5% to or conscious mind who decides what we want to wear, eat for lunch, and what to be in the world.

What does this all have to do with tripping over your cat while your half asleep?  It’s my theory, that when you’re going about your normal auto pilot tasks the subconscious is sending out huge energy waves of what it’s desiring.

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This could be as simple as walking across the room or as complicated as wanting to be the world’s most talented kazoo player.

Either way, we’re all projecting where we want to go in life and those little companion animals want to go with us.

They’re SO good at being in alignment with what they desire that it may actually put them right under our feet because they want to be with us every step of the way.

I don’t really think they have any intention of being crushed but most of us consciously don’t have any intention of attracting “bad” experiences into our lives and then we do.  We can use these precious companions to teach us a lesson about our true power.  Watch where your walking, quite literally and mentally.  Watch your self talk, it will become an auto pilot response sooner or later.  Watch your desires, they will start to follow you.  Watch your relationships with others, they will start to repeat.

It’s no wonder that a lot of us have made the habit of getting under our own feet so very often when all we want to do is walk smoothly from one experience to the next. It would be a great self service to take a long hard look at our self programming and get out of our own way.

Namaste

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The Saturday Post: Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

Jamie is the Saturday Post girl, delivering you news/updates/and thoughts on spiritually via YouTube and the blogging world.

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The Saturday Post: Short and Sweet

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This Saturday Post is going to be a little different guys.  Sometimes, life happens in such a way that we cannot ignore the message being delivered.  My message this week is that of priorities.  As this post is one of my top priorities, just not doing it was not an option.  But as events have turned out I simply cannot tell you a story or come up with a quirky anecdote about expansion or love and light.  It’s just not possibly.  But, all moments are opportunities and this is one for you.  This is your chance to write the story this week.  Please feel free to post how this collection of videos makes you feel, what it makes you think of, or how your story relates.  We would love to hear more from our readers as you’re all a part of us and we love you.  Have a good week, Namaste.

The Saturday Post: Love Yourself, Love Your Ego

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Is it possible to fully love ourselves and all the aspects that make up our whole? I would think so as anything is possible. But why do we make this act of supreme acceptance so hard? I’ve heard over and over again that it doesn’t have to be so hard. If we just stop resisting and allow all will fall into place, eventually. Well one of my aspects is impatient so we had to have a talk about this today.

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Many in the spiritual community look at their ego like a potentially terminal illness that must be continuously watched and at the very best if it’s properly managed they can live a semi-normal life.

For a time, I was one of these people, constantly watching what I thought, what I did, what I said, ect. This gets old really fast, at least for me I felt like I was constantly judging myself which really seems counter productive in the long run.

As it seems to me, judgment is a tool of the ego itself. It uses past experiences to generate fear in order to steer us in the direction of less pain. This really isn’t a “bad” thing in all reality.

So we have a habit of trying to get outside of the ego by using the ego to manage the ego. Once I had this realization, I had a really good long laugh at myself.

The experience of going through this process was quite necessary to get to the point where I am now. I have many long conversations with my ego, as friends, as equals. Once I stopped trying to force my will on this scared little aspect of myself it stopped acting out as much, if at all. I realized I was acting like a tyrannical parent yelling about what I wanted and not taking the rest of myself into consideration at all. No wonder it had been acting out in ways I deemed unacceptable behavior. I had not shown it any love since I was a child.

When I was a child I played by myself all the time.  I had conversations with myself and gave myself any attention I needed.  I spent hours each day totally immersed in nature.  I loved myself and took care of my emotional needs on a daily basis.  It is at some point in our childhood that we develop our egos and this is a different time for everyone.  It seems to be around the time when we are expected to “know better.”

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As very young children, our exploration is simply brushed off as child’s play.  Nobody looks at you funny because your in your room playing with toys having a full conversation with yourself.  It’s just what little kids do.

But at some point in our childhoods we past some imaginary line in the sand when we’re supposed to know that kind of behavior is no longer acceptable.

Talking to yourself is considered strange.  You have to go to school and nature time is drastically reduced.  The inside world were so many of us immersed ourselves and felt safe becomes very far away, some fairy land.

The inner kingdom as I’ve very accurately heard it called, is a place where I believe we all dwelled as children.  We were so uninhibited back then that we could even bring it out into 3D reality and play there for hours.

As an adult it has become my main goal to make this place my home.  Just the realization that it is a real place that exists within me has been a huge step.  I don’t need to go anywhere specific to feel at home anymore.  I AM that place.  Some have also referred to this as the universe within the heart.  No matter the name, to me it’s still the same place.

How do we get there?  Talk to your ego, mine just happens to be my child self.  I can’t say this is the same for everyone, but on my journey the real obstacle was to stop repressing what I deemed as my ego.  To integrate and love this essential piece of myself was the greatest stepping stone to where I wish to be that I ever could have given myself.  Now there is no ego, there is only us.

Namaste Friends.

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The Saturday Post: Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

Jamie is the Saturday Post girl, delivering you news/updates/and thoughts on spiritually via YouTube and the blogging world.

The Saturday Post: Full Circle

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The funny thing about life is it never really happens quite how you think it will. The way I see it, we can either be dragged along kicking and screaming resisting the whole thing, or we can walk along gracefully with the current, accepting what is without giving up hope for what could be. This is far more obvious on paper (or screen) than it is in 3D life.

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It has been my experience that we reach many points in our lives where we can take the “easy” path or the “hard” path.

Logic dictates taking the easy path makes more sense.  In our society generally we are taught that taking the hard path yields more abundant and fruitful results.

Whether this is 100% true or not is totally up to you but just form observing my life for the past 26 years, I can tell that this really isn’t the case.

I started out accepting what came to me with open arms and very thankful for the experiences I received.  I went from one synchronicity to the next not really worrying about what happened next.  No one taught me to be this way, that’s just how I operated.

Then I got involved in an organization that taught me to “dream big.”  I was very involved in dream building and searching for what would really make me happy.

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I consider this a great skill of manifestation in my current life even though this organization didn’t really have any idea of how to make these dreams become 3D reality.

It never dawned on me that I was already happy.

Yes there were things I wanted to accomplish and experiences that I worked towards but I was just as happy getting there as I was when I got there.

Once I left this organization I felt very different. My old way of doing things seemed wrong some how and I felt totally lost.

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I wandered for a few years after that becoming more and more detached.

I was angry that I had acquired all these wants without the know how to do anything about it until I finally just gave up.

I worked jobs that I hated with people that disrespected and abused me.

I ate food that made me feel like crap and I watched TV shows that made me feel like I never had enough.

I fought with everyone I knew, hurt those that I loved and gave up everything that I cared about. This was and still is my personal rock bottom.

In retrospect, it’s not really that bad, not now.  At the time it was hell and I made it that way.  Plenty of other people go through much worse in their lives and my heart goes out to them.  I truly hope they pay attention to the signs that lead them out of that place like I did.  It took everything crashing down (somewhat literally) around me for me to wake up and start to care about myself again.

But all of that taught me so many vital lessons that I would never give up.  I learned to listen to myself again, to trust myself and most importantly of all, to love myself.

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Had my life not gone totally in the crapper I wouldn’t have learned these things with such intensity that they were fused into my soul.

Coming full circle was the most valuable experience of all.

Not only am I back to where I started, now I have the understanding and wisdom to truly appreciate where I was supposed to be all along, exactly where I am.

Namaste Friends.

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The Saturday Post: Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.

Jamie is the Saturday Post girl, delivering you news/updates/and thoughts on spiritually via YouTube and the blogging world

The Saturday Post: Turn up Your Contrast!

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I often say perspective is what it’s all about.  It’s what we all come here for, to gain different perspectives and aid in the expansion of me, you, and everything or “the all.”

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So that being said, I can fully admit that I’m am guilty of trying to win others over to my perspective, which would potentially cause the least amount of overall expansion. Why do we do this, try to cause everyone around us to have the same perspective?

We are raised (most of us) in a socially rich environment filled with other people.  Through the majority of mainstream schooling practices, we are taught from a very young age to look to others for guidance and acceptance.

We could even take this back farther than schooling to the home life.  Parents and siblings are helping us as we grow, teaching us the vital processes to function in modern society.

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This is not a bad thing at all.  We are such social creatures it’s amazing.  Try and map out your person web once, all the people that are connected to you through daily life.

All of those connections are vitally important to our successes, failures and ultimately our happiness.

Just as they are important to us, we are equally important to them whether we realize it or not.  We are one in many, many ways.

Now, keep in mind throughout this discussion, other people really cannot control your emotions without your consent.  We give others permission to effect us through their actions, verbal and physical for a very good reason.  Contrast.  Contrast has been said over and over again, to cause the most amount of expansion possible, personal and global.  It is through experiencing and seeing what we do not want that gives rise to the preference of what we do want.

I personally have to give a huge shout out to the internet for speeding this along in my own life.  I meet so many wonderful individuals I cherish that constantly try to convert me to their point of view.

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And I love them for this because it makes me question myself, what I do and how I think on a daily basis.

They provide an extreme amount of contrast and thusly personal expansion.  But their point of view is their own just as mine is my own.

If I adopt their preferences without experience, I would be lying to myself by conforming to a thought process that is not earned through personal experience.

I have to catch myself, as I think we all do, and be careful not to do this to others.  It is programmed in early on and we must practice constant vigilance to break this neuron pathway, if that is indeed desired.

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Although, if you came here to provide contrast for others and yourself than more power to you. Keep up the good work.

Let’s all be perfectly honest here.  This isn’t always a fun process.

People can be pushy, annoying, rude and downright disrespectful with their opinions.

I have met people that run around with their opinions like a weapon, ready to attack and interject their thoughts at a moments notice.

Generally you can tell when this is going on;  the person is constantly thinking of what to say next the whole time you’re voicing your opinion.  I like to think of this as a proverbial sword fight with pool noodles.  It really funny to watch and imagine both parties fighting with noodles while they have a debate.  I strongly recommend it.

Other times the process has a flow all it’s own, very beautiful in nature and almost like a dance.  These encounters are defiantly more enjoyable and sought after.

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For a time I had considered moving across the country just to be in a more fostering supportive atmosphere.

Yes it would be nice, I would have lots of friends who like the same things I like and we could live in bliss-ville together and ride off into the sunset.

But the more I think about it, the more I come to realize that’s not what I came here for. I came here to have contrast and to grow from it. To have friends with different beliefs than mine so we can all learn from each other. To be resourceful and have to think about what I need versus what I want thusly appreciating everything I do have so much more.

I came here for me, for you, and for all of creation. It is my sincerest wish that my writing aid in the expansion of all that read it, especially if you don’t agree with me. Everything is as it should be and we have everything that we NEED at any given moment.

Namaste Friends.

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Jamie Mortinson, self proclaimed renaissance women extraordinaire, tackles life with the same fortitude as her handicapped house duck.  Together they fly through the realms of spirituality and self expression in almost every way possible.  From organic gardening and duck farming to painting and crochet, no part of life’s “creation-fest” is off limits.  Interior design, wild edible foods, reading, writing, cooking, self-sufficiency, photography, meditation, yoga and a general love of life encompass nearly all of her time.  Those moments not promised to her passions are extended to her husband, and their celestial children: a dog, two cats, and lots of ducks and chickens.  She resides in Wisconsin but her home is the world and all the people in it are her family.