Reflection #1 Entrepreneur; Heart Math; mer. Retro

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Side note: I plugged in my HeartMath device and decided to have looksie at my heart’s coherence while I write. This is my personal medical information that I do not feel like disclosing; and therefore, I won’t, unless I change my mind. I take my own personal information very seriously. Each person is entitled to their privacy and proper respect of their information. This is one reason why I do not discuss about my clients, patients, etc. on my blog or anywhere at all. I know there are people who are clever at discussing without names, etc, but I won’t even get close to that; to me that is a risk I am unwilling to take. Second side note: An EmWave device (by Heart Math) is an excellent tool for the goal-oriented meditator. The device can supply very helpful feedback about what is happening during your meditation ~ whatever style or type of practice you choose!(except the one w/out goals)

Today’s reflection is from a random passage reading. This is a technique known as bibliomancy. If you google it, as I have done, just to be sure I am representing it correctly (or in accordance with the current internet Gods), most likely you will get this:

Bibliomancy is the practice of seeking spiritual insight by selecting a random passage from a Holy Book. Bibliomancy is divination using a book, sometimes a bible is used.”

I consider everything is sacred. So this book I got back in 2010, which is absolutely amazing FOR people who ARE looking for direction in their lives. I highly recommend it; it’s perfect for entrepreneurs like us. People who are self-employed, people who are learning to become self-employed. This book helped me find my way into my current path. I’d like to say it was a nudge to write a blog but that came from Keen.com and my friend Kathleen, aka. Deva Vidya who told me about keen.com, which got me thinking about starting my services up there. While she said nothing about a blog, she was an inspiration to me by simply being a first follower of my blog.

Since then, I was “graduated” to more schooling and a different framework for incorporating what I do; who I am; “healer,” etc. Plus, what I am doing now is really for me. Yes, just for me 🙂 I needle myself!

Without further ado…

Zen and the Art of Making A Living: A practical Guide to Creative Career Design, 2010, e.d. by Laurence G. Boldt

I have taken the time of transcribing a small passage here below in the interest that the author of this work get the credit.

p. 207  How Many Do you Want to Reach and How Deeply?

When contemplating your life’s work, consider the scope of the impact you want to make. Is the change or benefit you want to make at the level of the individual, family, community, nation, or planet? How many lives do you want to reach and at what level of depth? The quality of depth of the impact that you make upon others can be as important as the breadth of your impact. For example, an elementary school teacher may profoundly impact the twenty-five students that she teaches each day for a year. Her students will grow up to be better people and to give more to the world because of her effort and love.

You may have heard it said that effectiveness is a matter of doing the right things, and efficiency is doing things right. Your work purpose reflects what you think are the right things to do. It is the why-you-do that proceeds the how-to-do. If you have a strong enough why, you will figure out the how. When we continue to act on and into purpose, the results have a way of taking care of themselves, even as when we care for a tree, the fruit takes care of itself. Thoreau said, “Be not simply good– be good for something.” Discover what you are good for! Look within your heart and out upon the world. Look at how much the world needs your love and at how much you want to give it. Then determine to live your life on purpose, to play your part as it was meant to be played.

And whosoever of you will be the Chiefest, Shall be the servant of all.   Mark 10:44

Tomorrow I’ve got a plane to catch, and I’m not quite ready. I’m not worried about it because, well, I’ve always survived. I have more to share than I have time for, and on more than one topic, or in one type of style, voice, or format. Heck, I have lots of writing to do for me, and just for me. I’ve got authors I’d like to share about, etc. That’s right! I want to brag about my friends to you, my friends. I will do my best to make time for you – as I always do. Also, I might need your support. I need to write a book of poems. How do I do it? Where do I start? Are my poems good enough?  Who wants to be my editor? I’m kind of picky about that one because I am adamant about leaving creative errors and challenging peoples’ ideas of what constitutes, “good,” “marketable,” “worthy.”

I’m taking you all with me as best I can, for I love you, and of course, we have always been connected ~ as I am following you. So be my leader. Do it. Show me the way.

Astrology blurb

I have natal Mercury sextile Saturn [and Mercury trine Uranus]; and I will tell you, from my experience, I always produce more creative output around the Mercury retrograde cycles. It’s so cool!  Will I regret it later? I don’t know, that’s later’s problem. I love Mercury Retrograde! I’m not the kind of astrologer that fears it, until it pisses me off, then I am. But, I bounce back, just like planes do! Here’s to Mercury retrograde in Taurus: May all your (HE)ART be rewarding in the physical, and let this retrograde cycle (Mercury in Taurus) be the one to help you learn how to win more for everyone, and/or to keep at it in the best way! Success is all there really is…even failure is success.

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Images from stock images and playbuzz.com
Author: Ka Malana

21 thoughts on “Reflection #1 Entrepreneur; Heart Math; mer. Retro

  1. Ka,

    It’s a friend here. Your poems are good enough! I would like to join you in leaving that question of good enough behind forever. Such a strange place to reside. I will gladly read some poems if you would like some feedback. Maybe you can read a story I write. Or maybe you’ve moved on altogether and that’s fine, too! Thank you for taking us along. It is a lovely ride!

    Peace
    Michael

    1. Hi Michael,

      Feels good to know you’re here, my friend! With writing, I really enjoy being able to experiment as I go. At the moment though, I am looking at my next step. We’ll see what the days bring and I appreciate having you along with, so very much!

      Warmest wishes
      Peace
      Ka

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    I agree with Michael about “leaving that question of good enough behind forever. ”

    I love this post, Ka. I love finding a random passage from a holy book and finding spiritual insight there. I agree everything is sacred. I love the passage you shared. I love that you want to do a book of poetry. I love the images here.

    Isn’t creativity just so fun?!

    Love and Peace
    Mary

    1. Ok, Mary. I’ll leave “good enough” behind forever.

      Thank you so much for your thoughts, your friendly visit, your encouragement.

      YES!!!! Creativity is so much fun. I love the happy surprises, the unexpected twists and turns, when things end up better than could have been planned, or better than had been planned. In creativity, there’s always bonuses.

      Peace & Love right back to you 🙂
      xo Ka

  3. Mercury retrograde cycles on your side is definitely a good thing… I am sure you´ll take advantage of that and won’t regret it in any way…
    I have never heard of Bibliomancy and would like to give it a shot… Can I chose any random book or it needs to have certain particular background…
    Thanks for sharing your updates with us… an enjoyable and interesting post, as always, dear Ka… Best of Luck to you… sending love. Aquileana ⭐️

    1. Hi Aqui, my dear star friend,

      How we interpret our experiences is so very important, isn’t it? Same with Mer. Retro. This one had Mercury in Taurus, and it was neat seeing the mental matrix mix and mingle with the practical magic of appearances – at least that’s how it has played out for me! Seems like every Mercury metaphor came out of the woodwork and I mean this in the most divine way! Haven’t quite put words to it yet. I am so grateful for your presence here, your kind wishes and your love!
      Thank you and looking forward to reading more from you in the coming days.

      Ka

      Oh yes, to answer your question about bibliomancy books used. I don’t think the book has to be from a particular background so much as to have some energetic quality to it. Like, maybe I wouldn’t try the my AT&T MicroCell User Guide. But, then again, aside from bibliomancy, I should follow this user guide if I want to extend my cell signal. If I am looking for connection with the “beyond realm” and wanting to see into other states or worlds, and communicate ‘beyond’ I might want to pick a book that has particular spiritual or holy meaning to me. I found that this Zen book I referenced in the post is filled with good stuff, no matter what is chosen at any moment is sure to be helpful.

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  5. Here’s petals and as I drop more petals over your head, I say, YES, your poems are good enough. ❤

    This – I loved – "I’m not the kind of astrologer that fears it, until it pisses me off, then I am."
    Perfect honesty. Safe travels…

    1. You are so kind and sweet. I am so, so grateful for your encouragement and thank you so much! ❤ Yes. I made it home safely full of hiccups from the buzz and giddiness that comes with travel and the jet lag that happens even when traveling while Mercury is direct and adjusting across time zones, and getting sick, but having a really great time anyways! I hope to write about some of it at least! It was a very touching experience for me. My silent retreat helped ground me. Thank you Merc. Retrograde! THANK YOU, Raven ❤

  6. I agree that failure is not really what it seems, as you say at the end of your post… It is how you respond to the setbacks that really matters, and how you respond can position you for success 🙂

    1. Hi Christy 🙂
      Absolutely yes to what you are saying. I’m also discovering that how we respond to success is equally important to how we respond to failure. This means even opening our awareness to little successes and finding new ways to notice the small improvements along the way. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  7. Greetings Ka! What a gift… Gmail was holding back my mail, and this one popped today from your April post. What is HeartMath? Is it an app? Or is it a physical device you can attach to yourself? It reminded me of biofeedback machines from years ago.

    I’ll have to get digging in my archives and see if Gmail has absconded more of your (and other’s mail) from me.

    Blessings,

    Fim

    1. Dearest Fim,

      I don’t know what happens with the mail sometimes, it’s surprising but it seems to happen from time to time, and most of the time we don’t even know it! Sometimes I’ve tried to re-sign up for emails to help fix it. I’ve had some mixed results. Oftentimes I visit sites directly when I have the chance. But in earnest, I find that I rarely can keep up with everything I want to read. I still try my best 🙂

      HeartMath is a company, and this is taken verbatim from their site, “HeartMath was founded by Doc Childre in 1991 to help individuals, organizations and the global community incorporate the heart’s intelligence into their day-to-day experience of life. We do this by connecting heart and science in ways that empower people to greatly reduce stress, build resilience, and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making better choices.” So, it’s a company that makes nifty products to help with day-to-day life and personal well-being. The device that I wrote about here in this post is called the EmWave2.

      This EmWave2 is distinct from biofeedback a biofeedback tool according to their website. They state, “Biofeedback is a specific term used to describe the measurement of changes in brain waves. Unlike biofeedback, emWave does not measure brain waves but rather measures changes in coherence levels. Some think of it as biofeedback because it does give you information about what is going on in your body. However, emWave is based on a different scientific discipline and is not classified as a biofeedback device.” Personally, it reminds me of a biofeedback device.

      Thank you so much for your visit and heartfelt blessings! Good questions,

      With Love, Ka

      1. Greetings Ka! Thank you for the information on HeartMath! It not only sounds interesting, but quite important. It’s so easy to take side roads off my path, and I think, in some way that might point out when I’m straying, not that a detour doesn’t have its own merits. There are many treasures which are discovered when we take that road less traveled.

        I will be checking into it more. It occurred to me that in Elder Care this might be a very valuable tool. How easy it is for seniors to just not do anything. It seems too hard at times, and at others, we feel very left out of everything which is evolving way faster than we are as we slow down, and prefer the quiet side of life. Not sure if what I’m saying is even relevant to how those devices can help us live more authentically, but it felt like an intuitive sense of it.

        May the Light shine always bright upon your hearth!
        Love and blessings!
        Fim

      2. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated! ❤
        I'm really grateful that you decided to share your intuition and I'd like to continue to think on it as well. We never know how things end up being beneficial, and to whom, but I think when it is well-intentioned, our devices find our way into service somehow. Your words, no doubt, contribute quite a bit here! In peace my dear friend Fim,
        Love, Ka

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