The Cookie Thief

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A woman was waiting at an airport one night

With several long hours before her flight

She hunted for a book in the airport shop

Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see

That the man beside her as bold as could be

Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between

Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene

She munched cookies and watched the clock

As this gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock

She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by

Thinking “If I wasn’t so nice I’d blacken his eye”

With each cookie she took he took one too

And when only one was left she wondered what he’d do

With a smile on his face and a nervous laugh

He took the last cookie and broke it in half

He offered her half as he ate the other

She snatched it from him and thought “Oh brother

This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude

Why he didn’t even show any gratitude”

She had never known when she had been so galled

And sighed with relief when her flight was called

She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate

Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate

She boarded the plane and sank in her seat

Then sought her book which was almost complete

As she reached in her baggage she gasped with surprise

There was her bag of cookies in front of her eyes

“If mine are here” she moaned with despair

“Then the others were his and he tried to share”

“Too late to apologize she realized with grief”

That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief

A poem by Valerie Cox

August 24, 2013Permalink

Your Authentic Self

You are a miraculous being! Express your authentic self. To be authentic is a courageous process – it means being both honest and vulnerable in how we express our true self to others. It gives us the freedom to be comfortable with ourselves and who we really are. It allows us to connect with others in a genuine, deep and meaningful way. When we commit to living an authentic life, yes it can be uncomfortable and scary at times, but we give ourselves and those around us that all important gift – the real us.

“Miracles appear out of thin air as we become who we really are. Authenticity is your gateway to all things great!” ~Gigi Galluzzo

Love & blessings,
Psychologist Milan Ljubincic

August 22, 2013Permalink

Caring With Compassion

Everything that lives will experience suffering. This experience of pain is interwoven into the fabric of our earthly experience.

Compassion is an expression of deep caring about the troubles and suffering of all beings, including ourselves. Most often we hear of compassion to others, however … compassion is incomplete if we are not compassionate to ourselves. Self- compassion refers to the way we relate and treat ourselves in the face of personal suffering. Be kind and care for you. Accept your shortcomings. Acknowledge your honorable intentions. Be proud you tried! Recognize that your perceived suffering, failures and inadequacies are part of the human condition.

Practice compassion. Be kind to yourself and others. Do not judge or criticize. We are all in this together!

Many blessings,
Psychologist Milan Ljubincic

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August 14, 2013Permalink

Manifesting Our Soul Intention

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Our indigenous ancestors around the world had taught us something very important yet often overlooked – they believed our dreams reveal the wishes of the soul. It is through our dreams that we unlock sacred knowledge that is housed deep within our soul and spirit, calling us to move beyond our ego’s agenda and into a deeper more spirited way of living.

So today I am introducing – Soul Intentions ‘Wishful’ Wednesday’s. This is not simply about ‘making a wish’ and sending it off into the Universe, but rather about delving deep into our soul so it may reveal to us our true purpose, and the meaning for the events in our life.

Here’s how this works – Your wish must be something that will reveal an answer of a greater or ‘higher purpose’ or meaning. Hint: if it’s too specific you’re not asking it the best way. For example, you may want to ask:

Show me how to be more courageous.
Guide me towards a more peaceful life.
Show me the meaning for this drama in my life.
Reveal to me – what is my purpose?
How can I be more compassionate?
How can I make a meaningful contribution?

Only ask one question each week and ask that same question daily (e.g. each night before you go to sleep). Ask your soul to reveal its answer to you through your dreams… or through ‘meaningful coincidences’ throughout your day. Be observant – you may be surprised where your answers will come from! It also helps if you approach life with love in your heart – practice gratitude throughout your day to allow love to expand. When practiced diligently, this mindfulness exercise can expand your consciousness, strengthen your intuition, and have a profound impact on the way you approach life.

And yes its OK to share them or write them down – these questions (of purpose & meaning) tap into sacred ‘soul’ wisdom that guide us throughout our lifetime. If you choose to keep them to yourself, that’s OK too, just follow exactly the same steps above. Now please go ahead and make your wish, write it in the ‘comments’ below.

♥☼ I ask EVERYONE that participates to acknowledge everyone else’s wishes by either ‘LIKING’ their question or commenting “AND SO IT IS”. When we focus our energy on supporting each other and their dreams – the Universe conspires to make them happen! Please come back and share your feedback with everyone on this Facebook page – we’d ALL love to hear how your answers were revealed and the impact they have had in your life! ☼♥

“I dwell in Deep Silence, deep within the heart of the Universe. When making a wish, I mirror back to you whatever you wish for, with the same intensity as when you sent it forth. Your wishes are always granted – but not always in the way you may think. You must have the Power to pull it back to you – like a magnet. That power is within you – just use it.” (Native American Wisdom).

⁀°♡
Love & blessings,
Psychologist Milan Ljubincic

August 14, 2013Permalink

Our Human Experience

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We exist because of LOVE… and come from ℒ♡ⓥℯ. It is the essence of who we truly are. When we reside in that place of infinite love that rests deep within our soul – and share that love with all beings – we trigger a shift in human evolution and expand our conscious awareness.

Awaken your awareness. We are not human’s with a soul. •.¸ We are DIVINE BEINGS having a HUMAN EXPERIENCE.•.¸ We are beings of light and love co-creating miracles here on earth and participating in its evolution.

In the words of Alan Wilson Watts: “Through our eyes, the universe perceives itself. Through our ears, the universe listens to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory and its magnificence.”

Infinite blessings & love,
Psychologist Milan Ljubincic

August 14, 2013Permalink

Life is like a Kaleidoscope

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“Life is like a kaleidoscope – complex yet beautiful. The more we observe, the more beauty we see.” ~ Milan Ljubincic

August 14, 2013Permalink

Expectations vs Goals

glassWe have all heard the idea of the glass being half empty or half full depending on the person’s perception.  The same concept applies with our expectations and goals.

In the context of the glass being half empty – this often refers to seeing ourselves as half empty, incomplete, lacking, not good enough. Our sense of self and worth becomes tied to those things we want. And these lead to expectations we place on ourselves. Once this is the case, our self-esteem and worth are at risk if we don’t get them – we need to make this happen! Our focus becomes fixated on where we lack and what we aren’t and all that space that has not been filled within that glass. We become very skilled at seeing whats wrong that we fail to see what is right. The journey to getting those things becomes one of discouragement and pain.

When the glass is half full we see ourselves for the good things that we are, the positive attributes, the good times, the things we do right, the people that do care about us and the potential we have. We are ok with where we are and that space left in the glass is available for us to build ourselves up even more than what we are. We can build up our capacity for love along with our ability to give. We can build up our awareness of whats going on around us.  We can gain more knowledge that helps us produce better results in whatever we do. We can build up other people through our communication with them. The journey becomes one of fun, and we enjoy the process. Life becomes more enjoyable and we get to see the good things, the accomplishments, the growth, the potential for more growth and opportunities.

Being aware of this is just the first step. With the pain and unresolved hurt that may surface, do not fret, it is just your minds way of placing the focus on what needs to be resolved. These are signals from your unconscious mind to your conscious.  Negative feelings tell us something needs our attention. When we address those areas of lacking, the wonderful things and good feelings they were covering up will shine once again.

June 22, 2013Permalink