Saturday, May 31, 2014

Things I Love -- May 2014 Edition

The sun is finally shining...the air is such a cool breeze. Flowers are finally blooming and coats/jackets/tights are finally packed away. Spring has FINALLY sprung in the month of May and since it is also the end of the month it is now time for a...


Here are the things that I love for the month of May.

--Being part of the 8th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl. This is my 8th one and it is a glorious time. Apparently I was featured on Channel 5 Fox News here in New York City as well as on their website. 8th Annual NYC Zombie Bar Crawl

--That the flower that my student gave me for Teacher Appreciation Week bloomed another flower.

--That there is a convention FINALLY just for bookworms! Book Expo America, an industry only event for book publishers, opened to the public for the first time this year with a one day event called The Book Con. Originally it was called Power Reader Day but I do not think it got as much press as it did until the name was changed. Mind you, I have stacks upon stacks of books to read but who can say no to BOOKS???

--Walking through a sun shower on a nice Friday night with lots of smiles.

--Walking to the Javits Center.

--Having an official countdown to the end of work. 19 More Days!

--Impromptu fireworks shows that you did not know was happening while out with your dark angel.

--Proving a theory wrong.

--My class having one of the highest reading averages in the entire school. Lets go Kindergarten!

--Sex and the City marathons. They always bring a smile to my face.

--Finding inspiration in the weirdest of places.

--Air popped popcorn with cinnamon sugar on it. Want to try it with cayenne powder for a little metabolism boost!

What are you in love with this month?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Who Was I In A Past Life?

Upon talking to one of my closest friends/current partner in crime about writing a love letter to myself in which I had asked him to help me -- he said that one of the things he loved about me was when he stares into my eyes he can read my soul and that it is beautiful. That got me to thinking and asked him exactly what he meant since doesn't everyone have a beautiful soul. He in turn replied that no; some are tortured and black and that every soul is different. Since it is my nature to do so, I asked him to explain and he asked if I believed in past lives. He was always taught that we all have past lives and that sometimes we re-live what our soul was in our past. So, if someone has a dark soul, it usually means they were not a nice person in a past life; take Charles Manson for instance, his soul is probably black and twisted. He then mentioned that I have a beautiful soul because I like to help people and interact with people and that my soul helped me pick the career I have which is a teacher.

So....what is the whole point of this? This led to an investigation. We were both curious about my past lives and he asked a friend of his to look into it. I was asked what my middle name was (I do not have one) and my birth year, which is 1978. Here is what was concluded.

According to her reading, my past life is during the Renaissance Era and I lived in either Germany or Belgium. I somehow had to leave or pushed to leave where I am from and relocate. The reading did not conclude if I originated in Germany and left due to the Protestant Reformation or if it is some other reason; for all that is known it might tied to the early witch hunts. But also my relocation is also connected to marriage -- either one that I was pushed into or one that someone else is involved in that caused my need to leave my home.

Apparently in both of my lives I am constantly getting warnings as to not let myself be cut off from something or someone by outside influences or people or because I feel this need to let go of something and start fresh. The number 2 kept on coming up, and that means that I work best in pairs and I am meant to have strong partnerships in life but I also have the number 11 floating around which gives me a great risk of karmic influences in my life who create issues. These issues could be mostly jealousy or false sense of righteousness.

Now while it is true that I do work best with partners/partnerships, I am able to tap into other influences and for this reason I am sure I do not run the risk of letting others make decisions for me. I always think things through -- nothing rash. Back in my past life, I needed to learn to trust myself more and to be fussy about who I listen to/whose advice I follow. Apparently, I need to do this in this life too. Also in this life I need to guard what I say, use caution, or I might lose my temper (hello Joisey Mode) and say something in careless anger that I will regret and it will be too late for me to take it back. It could code my friends or trouble in a relationship. Karma is playing heavy in my life right now, as it did in my past life. There is an important truth in my life that I need to face as well.

Have you ever wondered who you were in a past life?