Helpful People

Can the Archangels Help?!

Here, we have an interesting exercise to call in the big cavalry – the Arch Angels, Michael, Uriel, Raphael and Gabriel.

First, we have to orient ourselves in space. Figure out where due south is from where you are facing right now. It doesn’t have to be that accurate, roughly right will do, and if you really can’t figure it out, make a decision right now as to where south is going to be for the purposes of this exercise. The Arch Angels are very forgiving of human fallibility and won’t hold this against you ☺

  • In the south resides Arch Angel Michael.

So now, stand up, turn to the South and ask in your own words Michael to help you out, for whatever you need help with right now.

When you have made your request, give a bow and turn to your right.

  • That’s west, and here we find Gabriel.

Ask Gabriel for help, give a bow and turn to the right again.

  • This is the north, and Uriel.

Ask Uriel for help, thank it with a bow and do the last right turn.

  • Now you are facing east, and that is Raphael.

Ask Raphael for help, bow.

For a moment, stand in the center and breathe deeply, then thank them all globally and – return to Earth!


Fairy Godmother

You know the story about the princess who had three good fairy godmothers, who gave her special gifts when she was born?

They gave her gifts such as beauty, and luck; understanding and strength, and you can imagine that a child blessed with such gifts would have a radiant life, no matter what life might throw at them.

Today, YOU are going to be YOUR OWN fairy godmother/godfather, and in a moment, I want you to attend YOUR OWN birth across time and space, and give the newborn child three special gifts that will make life very different from this moment forth.


The Wise Old Aunt …

… well or it could be an old uncle, a grandfather or such, take your pick. For the next sixty seconds, YOU are going to become your own wise old aunt, and YOU will give yourself some good advice.

You know, the kind of thing that you should really be told, and that you should listen to, and you have been wanting to hear that for a while but no-one’s told you.

Put this wise advice in an email to yourself and send it to yourself, so you can receive it, read it, and possibly print it out for future reference.

Do it NOW …


A Simple Blessing

23 is a special number.

Today, you don’t have to do anything at all because today, I will just simply send you a blessing.

I might not know who you are, And I might never meet you, But I know that you come from the Creative Order, And that YOU are endowed with EVERYTHING it takes To be successful and HAPPY in this life.

I wish YOU from the very bottom of my heart, And with all I have to give, That your best dreams WILL come true for you;

That you WILL find that which you are seeking, And that what life will bring for you, Should be even better still than that, and hold along the way, many wonderful surprises.

So shall it be!


Call Inspiring People Into Your Life!

Who are YOUR heroes? Your role models? Who do you want to “grow up to be like”?

  • Think of one particular person who you are really inspired by at this time.
  • Someone who has overcome your starting difficulties and has really made it work.
  • Someone you sincerely admire and wish to emulate.
  • Say their name out aloud, right now.
  • “—————-”.

Imagine they are here with you in this space and take 60 seconds to tell them why you admire them, why you want to be like them, and THANK THEM for their gift of inspiration, wisdom, energy, encouragement they have given you just by virtue of being who they are.

  • Say, “Thank you, ————–“, and let it go.


A Helping Hand

If you need help, ask for it.
There’s no law that says you have to everything by yourself.

Bible verses don’t often resonate with me, but this does. It’s from Ecclesiastes 4: 9 – 12

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Help Wanted

'Face it - we can't run this place on our own.'

Here’s something that I think will be really interesting. Lets make a help wanted ad. The idea being to put out a notice of employment for someone that would effectively take your place in your life.

Why? Because I think this will really help us to define ourselves. If we can look objectively at what skills, talents, and attributes are required to be who we actually really are, it might be a real eye opener. It might even give us a deeper appreciation of ourselves.

Here are some guidelines to get us started:

1 – Begin with an attention-grabbing headline.

Use positive language and action-oriented verbs, and include specific details about the position and employer.

For example, a help wanted ad headline reading, “Secretary needed for realty office,” could be more effectively reworded in this way: “Dynamic Executive Assistant needed to organize, manage and oversee office procedures for busy, uptown real estate firm.”

2 – Provide the basics.

Before you get into the more creative aspects of writing help wanted ads, it is important that you provide readers with some basic information that will give them a preliminary idea of what your ad is all about:

  • Give your company name and location.
  • List the job title, along with specifics like job level, full/part time, temporary/permanent, night/day shift, salary range, application due date and date needed to start.

An example of a suitable help wanted advertising opener would be, “ABC Corporation, located in Capital City, is currently seeking a full-time, entry-level Specialist to assume the night shift on a temporary contract basis. Salary is market-competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications must be submitted by March 1, as this position is expected to start on April 1 and run for a total of 6 months.”

3 – Summarize what you are looking for in an employee.

Qualifications include any expertise that may be required for the job, such as knowledge of computer programming, familiarity with specialized equipment, proficiency within a certain skill-set and or an understanding of job-related terminology.

For example, your help wanted ad qualifications list may read like, “must know how to use basic accounting software, able to use a 10-key with 100 percent accuracy and familiar with billing/coding terms.”

List any formal training requirements. Help wanted ads should include details about college education and/or special certification courses that apply to the position.

Be specific about the type of experience you are seeking in prospective employees. In addition to employment-length guidelines, also include generalized experience requirements. For example, you may say, “Candidates should have at least 2 years of hands-on experience working in the industry, and should be able to prove focused experience in the areas of customer service, recruiting and training.”

4 – Describe what you offer employees.

This is a chance to sell yourself, and should include a number of components:

Say something about your company’s history and/or reputation. For example, you may include something like, “We are the industry-recognized leader in providing customized, effective marketing solutions, in business since 1977.”

Expound on the company culture. For example, you may choose to point out the open-door policy of management, the casual office atmosphere or the importance you place on team building.

Offer details about the benefits of working for you, such as advancement opportunities, insurance, 401K matching, bonuses and incentives plans.

Include a standard equal-opportunity employer disclaimer.

5 -Close your help wanted ad with a call to action.

Instruct interested prospects on how, exactly, to move forward with the application process. You may want them to fax a resume, email a letter of interest or complete an online application.

Provide readers with a contact name, phone number and email address.

I thought this might seem a little daunting, but it was actually a lot of fun. I really encourage us all to do it, and am sharing my ad here because I’m hoping it’ll give everyone some good ideas, and the desire to write one of their own. Feel free to share yours in the comments.

Here’s My Example:

Amazing and talented individual needed to take over for reclusive, anti-social, eccentric artist, blogger, and dropout from society.

Shirley Twofeathers, located in the middle of nowhere USA, seeks a full time worker that is capable of:

  • Writing a ridiculous number of posts every day for an overly ambitious website.
  • Creating as much cool art as possible from overflowing boxes of art supplies and junk.
  • Spending 3 to 4 days a week bathing dogs, cleaning up nasty messes, waiting on customers,  answering phones, keeping up with payroll and paper work, and being happy to do it.
  • Caring for 2 birds, 4 cats, and a great big dog.
  • Minor and not so minor home repairs.
  • Outside renovations involving fence building, landscaping, gardening, trash removal, mowing, and more.
  • Meeting all family obligations, as well as spending quality time with children and grand children.

Must also be intelligent and interesting, have a sense of humor, be easy to get along with, and fun to hang out with. Great cooking skills would be a bonus. The right candidate will also be someone who enjoys hanging out in grave yards at night, meeting the Spirit of the Corn in a cornfield under a full moon, skipping rocks across a pond, and screaming at the top of their lungs for no particular reason.

This full time position requires overnight stays, an absolute commitment to stick it out no matter what, and comes with these amazing perks:

  • A huge library of books, music, movies, and TV shows on DVD.
  • A large piece of property to enjoy.
  • Bird songs in the mornings.
  • A loving family.

The salary is adequate to meet basic needs with enough left over for a few luxuries and some fun stuff.

Shirley Twofeathers was founded in a moment of madness when she decided that it’d be a great idea to come screaming into life with lots of big ideas, and a propensity for epic fails. She pretty much raised herself, and is dedicated to remaining true to that self.

She is an equal opportunity employer, wiling to give just about anything or anyone a chance to prove themselves. If you wish to apply, leave your resume in my mailbox and then tag me on Facebook. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have questions about the position.

Slave Drivers


We all have uncomfortable feelings that drive us mercilessly, and I’m not talking about the feelings stop us dead in our tracks – that’s for another day. I’m talking about those not so pleasant feelings that get us moving, and doing. For example:

  • Worry (I didn’t want to … but I did it because I was worried about …)
  • Guilt (I did it … because I knew I should … or I didn’t want to get caught with my pants down… etc.)
  • Fear (I didn’t want to … but I did because I was afraid that …)
  • Rage (I got so angry I just …)

These are my primary ones, I’m sure you can think of some more. So let’s figure out how to use them, instead of letting them use (and abuse) us.

The first step is to pick the one (or ones) that shows up for us almost every day. Are you constantly worrying about things? Do you carry a lot of guilt? Are you afraid? Angry?

For me, worry is always a big one. I can worry at any time about anything. If I plant a seed in a pot I worry did I plant it too deep? Maybe it’s not deep enough. Did I water it too much? Maybe I didn’t water it enough? Does it need sun? Shade? Is the soil right? What if the soil isn’t right? Is it too cold? Is it too hot? Is it going to sprout? When is it going to sprout? What if it doesn’t sprout? Shouldn’t it have sprouted by now?

Maybe you can relate to that, maybe for you it’s something else. What ever it is, there’s a reason why this feeling drives you. There is a really good reason why it’s such a looming presence in your life. Let’s see if we can figure out what that is. See if you can think of all the ways in which it benefits you.

If I take my example of worry, I can say that it serves me well because it helps me to make sure that I do things in the best possible way. My seeds are likely to sprout and do well because I fuss over them and pay attention to what they might need.

Fear is another example, it keeps me safe – most of the time anyway. Some fears are irrational, like my fear of heights. On the other hand, I have never fallen off of a roof and broken my neck! So there’s that.

Once you’ve figured out what your slave drivers are, and how they benefit you, it’s easier to make friends with them. And having made friends, it becomes a much healthier relationship. It feels so good when I can say to my old pals, Worry, Guilt, Fear, Rage:

“Hi guys! I see that you’ve decided to join me today. What’s up? Want a sandwich? A nice cold beer? Are you coming with me to work today?”

Remove Hazards from Helpful People and Travel Area

Feng Shui activity for today:
Remove hazardous elements from the Helpful People and Travel area:

You don’t want your helpful friends to have to navigate a road like this one!

Take a moment to stop and see where all your help is coming from. Trace the road money travels to get to you.

Helpful people do not want to hang around a bunch of junk. A mess in this area of the house gives helpful people obstacles to negotiate, so get rid of the junk!

Drains may undermine the support you need to prosper. Tie a red ribbon or red tape around the outgoing pipe to stop your chi from flowing away, and place mirrors in the area to keep the chi up.

Dust and dirt, broken items, trash cans, toilets, reminders of bad times don’t belong here.

From Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life
by Karen Rauch Carter


If you are unsure of where the helpful people and travel area is, see these posts:

Color and Containers for Helpful People

Feng Shui activity for today:

Add a color and three containers to your Helpful People and Travel area. Silver, gray and metal work here, so aluminum foil is fine.

You can set up three silver containers for three different tasks of attracting helpful people:

  1. One small silver box with a lid (real silver, silver-plated, or even a paper box painted silver)
  2. One silver envelope large enough to hold documents (can even be made of aluminum foil)
  3. One larger container, like a large vase, paper grocery bag, purse, or box (spray-paint it silver if you like, or cover it with silver fabric, sequins, or beads.)

The small silver box is used for events that need help now (3 days to 3 weeks). Those little jewelry boxes with red velvet inside work great, as the red is an activating color. This box can hold up to three requests at any one time.

The silver envelope is used for things that last months (scripts, contracts, invitations). Remove the item when you’ve been adequately helped.

The large container is for things that stay around for a LONG time (your doctor, your business clients, your family). You can place the name of everyone you meet in this container if you wish. Because this container is for the long term, I would recommend that you invest time and/or money to make it beautiful.


On paper, write the names of people or projects you need help with,for example:

  • “The insurance adjuster is helpful to me”
  • “I attract only the perfect health care practitioners for me.”
  • “I have plenty of good help with my remodeling project.”

From Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life
by Karen Rauch Carter


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