Slow down

Terrie Symons, Lady Ashtar, looks at the world by living in compassion

It’s time to slow down.  Since the middle of September we have been on the fast track of time.  Halloween decorations went up then only to be quickly moved aside by Thanksgiving decorations.  No sooner did the Thanksgiving decorations begin to appear, Christmas decorations made their appearance.  Because of this we have been living three…

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Recognize the Good

Lady Ashtar finds the good even in trying circumstances

As we recognize the good in our lives, something magical happens.  There is more good in our lives! The power of perception Oftentimes we initially connect with other people by complaining.  It’s an easy way to strike up a conversation: isn’t the traffic horrible; it’s so hot.”  I truly understand the desire to make a…

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Celebrations

Celebrations of Love

This is the season of Celebrations; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and so many others.  With all this celebration comes some wonderful opportunities to display so many of the things Ashtar has shared with us this month. Responsibility Yes, we do have responsibilities as we go through this celebratory season.  With our heightened awareness of…

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Forever ago

It seems like forever ago when I last visited Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Eighteen months ago Ashtar, Brian and I undertook a road trip through the South West.  As it turned out the doors were closing due to the pandemic and we didn’t even realize it. Forever ago we visited Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Hawaii and Japan…

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Halloween fun on Zoom

Last night Ashtar and I had some Halloween fun on Zoom.  Usually at this time of year I am touring Japan when this fun celebration comes around, but this year like most people, I am celebrating right from my home. The fun part is I get to celebrate twice!  Japan is pretty much a day…

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Halloween is alive!

As Americans we don’t often think about people in other countries celebrating our holidays, one way or the other, but I am here to tell you, Halloween is alive and well in Japan!  Last week I was in Tokyo and visited the Sky Tree, a huge building which towers over Tokyo.  There, hundreds of feet…

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