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Love,
Star

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Ugh I forgot my password!!!

I am typing this from my iPhone. The phone number I used when I opened the account is no longer in service, so I emailed WordPress and begged.

Hopefully I will be back up soon.
Peace,
Star

By peacefulblessedstar Posted in Sparks

Why Religion is better than Spirituality??-Not THIS AGAIN!!!

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***enter usual disclaimers about not meaning to offend anyone here***

I was surfing the web, but I honestly don’t remember what wave I was riding. However, I am almost sure I was coasting somewhere close to meditation techniques. On the side bar of the webpage I saw a link that said (I am paraphrasing):

Why Religion is better than Spirituality

I raised an eyebrow. Okay I am lying, I am not genetically predisposed to raise one eyebrow at a time.

I smirked.

Then clicked on the link.

Again, I briefly skimmed the article until it got to the thesis which basically stated (paraphrasing):

Spiritualists lack the organization to come together to help the community like a local church can.

And I clicked the damn X on the page.

There are a myriad of reasons why I clicked the X, but for brevity sake, I will provide one or two examples:

1-A teenager was excommunicated from her church because it was discovered that she was pregnant. I did not know you could kick anyone out of a baptist church. I thought only catholics did that. But, by all means, feel free to correct me if I am wrong. That was a time in her life that she needed to be Loved and supported the most.

I just…can’t.

2-A co-worker and close friend of mine was living with her children’s father. She was being physically and mentally abused, and the father even threatened that if she left, he would take their children and disappear. She was terrified to call the police or go to a shelter for fear of retaliation before she had a chance to get away. During her free time at work, because she wasn’t able to do research at home, she found an apartment in another state. All she needed was money for a moving trailer and the security deposit. After offering her some money, I suggested that she ask our church for assistance with the rest. I thought for sure they would help out a new member with getting her life together.

I was sickened by the church’s response.

Apparently, my friend did not tithe regularly, and therefore, the church refused to help her.

Wow!!! How Loving!! How Christian!!

What would Jesus say? Better yet, to use a coined phrase (pun intended):

What Would Jesus Do??

After pondering that question, a group of us “unorganized Spiritual folk” took up a collection for her. It was enough for her to make the trip, and move into her apartment. We also were able to get a grocery store card for her and her children.

Furthermore, no matter WHO your higher power is, isn’t the WHOLE point of all his/her/it’s teachings to LOVE one another??

Oh my friend? We didn’t hear from her for a while because she was so afraid of being found., but about six months later, I got an email from her at work. She thanked us profusely and told us they were all safe, and she was even going to school to be a counselor for abused women.

So much for Spiritualists lack of organization.

Peace,

Star

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Naiveté

reblogging ❤

Source of Inspiration

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I have a certain naiveté
even after all these years.
I find it hard to accept
that others can be cunning,
devious, even ruthless,
thus fall into the trap again.

I don’t think it is because
I need to be a victim but rather
have retained a child-like
wonder of the beauty of the
world that our Creator has
given us.

Lord, protect my naiveté
and deliver me from cynicism.
Let me remain a believer
in the Tooth Fairy
and the goodness of man.

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By peacefulblessedstar Posted in Sparks

moments

❤ u and sending vibes for more beautiful, healthy moments (reblogging)

By peacefulblessedstar Posted in Sparks

Mindfulness Meditations on Jazz ~ Awakening the Mind by Alan Watts featuring Poet’s Beat ~ The Awakening by Rumi

just… LOVE this

Fifty Shades of Jazz

Meditation and Poetry, it must be Wednesday!  I have selected the following video and poem by Rumi to embrace Spring’s magical and whimsical nature and breathe in until you have reached your destination…your soul.  Peace Out!  JBC 😎

Alan Watts – Guided Meditation (Awakening The Mind)

Here is Alan Watts, a name which needs no introduction, sharing his method of obtaining self awareness. I then enhanced the audio quality, and paired it with a song that I felt was suitable and would sync nicely with his words.

The Awakening
by Deepak Chopra (Editor) The Love Poems of Rumi

In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love

I tried to remember in my heart
what I’d dreamt about
during the night
before I became aware
of this moving
of life

I found my dreams
but the moon…

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By peacefulblessedstar Posted in Sparks

Customer Service or Customer Sarcasm-The Last Thing that Made Me Mad. (Rated R for Language)

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My long term disability case manager should have taken sensitivity training before becoming employed, or if doesn’t like his job or working with people, he should fucking retire. All this man does is demand that I get records, demand that I follow up on those records, demand I keep him abreast of all of my doctors and doctors’ appointments. Make sure those doctors send him their records about the appointment and then follow up with them as well. Which would be fine if I had a normal brain without short term memory issues. But if THAT was the case I wouldn’t need to be on disability. I would fuckin go back to work. But that is not the case.

Read my “about” page to get caught up on my health situation

This poses the questions:

WHAT THE FUCK DOES MY CASE WORKER DO ALL DAY???

WHY DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW UP ON HIS REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION???

SHOULDN’T HE DO IT???

And some final questions:

WHY CAN’T HIS CLIENTS HAVE HIS EMAIL ADDRESS??? I mean I know I have brain damage, but it would only make sense that a client with short term memory issues be allowed to send an email to her case worker so she can have an save this information in writing.

THE FINAL QUESTION:

Does he have to be a condescending asshole to me when he calls and leaves messages? I didn’t want my brain to explode. I don’t want to be disabled. I paid into this benefit when I was employed. It doesn’t cost my case manager a thing. So why the fuck is he such an ass puppet to me? The last time he made me so upset, I called his supervisor and left a sobbing message. (Before my meds were adjusted). I could remember him being nice for about two more phone calls and then he went back to being an ass.

The last time he had the nerve to ask me, so there is nothing physically wrong with you, you just have mental issues?

Bitch, I has a brain aneurysm rupture in the hippocampus of my brain (which is the emotional center of one’s brain). THAT WAS PHYSICAL!!!I’m assuming this man has a college degree??? Can he use his deduction skills??? Again, I have brain damage, and it makes sense to me.

(wooooooosaaaaaah)

I still hate him.

For real.

Any other suggestions?

“Star”

Ps. I think I found a website where I can complain. I’ll just copy and paste this blog…lol

Blog Prompt: http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/489937/75403/

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