Where We Live

I’ve been helping someone search for a new and more convenient city / state to live in because they are now travelling the country in their job. Right now, she has to drive to Charleston, SC or Myrtle Beach, SC, to catch a flight to a large airport hub such as Charlotte, NC, or Atlanta, GA, and then proceed to her final destination. This causes a nasty little layover that is not only a waste of time, but is also quite frustrating when repeated twice weekly.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is looking pretty good, but I was hoping she could leave the south altogether. Living Blue in a Red state isn’t unbearably awful, but why not at least look for a more hospitable area where like minded individuals are easier to find.

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Image from: http://charlotteusa.com/business-info/transportation/

As I’ve been searching for locations with large airport hubs, I have also been checking the climate of each location, as well as the likelihood of natural disasters. After all, if you’re flying in and out of town each week, you don’t want to deal with iced planes and other dangerous situations.

One thing i have realized during this quest, is that there are places with much better climates than the one I was born to. Then I wondered why more people don’t relocate to areas where the climate is more suitable to their personal disposition.

Some people love snow, some love rain, some must live near water, some wish to view mountains every day… and yet, far too many Americans remain where they were born, settling. Whatever happened to the pioneer spirit?

Where we live should be a subject of at least some consideration. For instance, I discovered that I loved living in Arizona. The dry climate did wonders for my allergies and I had absolutely no hives during the five years I lived there.

Here’s another little tidbit that helped me rule out some states…

The top 10 states for tornadoes as of the most recent (1991-2015) average are as follows, in order from high to low: Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Florida, Nebraska, Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Alabama, Missouri, and Mississippi.

The US experiences more than 1,000 tornadoes a year, and the storms have been reported on every continent except Antarctica.

 

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I’ll be posting more of my results for easy access and for future reference as I search for a suitable suburb in a metropolitan area within 30 – 45 minutes of a large airport hub offering direct flights across the country.

Feel free to make recommendations.

 

 

 

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Sit Down in the Green Grass

Sit down in the green grass and prepare to receive.

Understand the omnipotence (infinite power) of good, the science of good, and the divine law of good.

Our definitions of God might not be the same, but the principles of life are universal.

The following article (see excerpt below) by Michelle Nanouche, “The Divine Law of Good,” at the Christian Science Monitor, provides a new perspective on manifesting, having faith, universal laws, and living your life aware of every moment.

It is based on the New Testament story (see links below), where Jesus miraculously fed the multitudes with fish and loaves of bread.

Excerpt:

Various Bible commentaries give different interpretations of Christ Jesus’ instruction, but this is my favorite: Perhaps it was to prepare them to be served.

I picture the crowd turning from their fear of being without food, to sitting down and quietly preparing for something remarkable occurring to meet their need.

And something remarkable did occur. Jesus knew there is a divine law of good operating that cannot be blocked or thwarted. He knew that God is all-powerful and only good; a God that eternally cares for all creation, including man.

Jesus’ understanding of this divine law or Science of good allowed him to meet human needs in remarkable ways, and everyone was fed.

 

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References:

Article: The Divine Law of Good

Michelle Nanouche’s blog

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_the_multitude

Let us then, learn to make known our requests with thanksgiving and in acceptance. And having done this, in that silent communion of our soul with its Source, let us believe that the Law of Good will do the rest.
Ernest Holmes, How to Use Your Secret Power

When the Universe Speaks to Me

Sometimes tension and stress accumulate so gradually that we just don’t notice, or at least I don’t always notice, and then it becomes the unhealthy “normal.”

It’s been a troubling week on many levels. Shootings in America, the passing of two acquaintances, and the illness and hospitalization of others – every day has brought a new challenge.

Earlier tonight, when I least expected it, someone posted a music video on Facebook. I was intrigued that it was played with two of my favorite instruments, a violin and the harp.

Some music seems destined to soothe the soul, regardless of beliefs.

This tune is one of those songs.

It is an instrumental and it’s powerful. I found myself taking a deep breath and releasing stress without even thinking about it. I felt better.  The music was my medicine. I listened twice, shared it to my timeline, and kept on browsing.

I clicked onto another Facebook page, and would you believe that I saw the same song title posted by someone else, performed by another group, this time with vocals?

I love it when the Universe speaks to me.

That’s why I knew I had to share them here. I like to blog about the things that help me, so I can have easy access to them later. This is my stress-releasing musical post. I hope someone else enjoys it as much as I do.

Both videos are posted below.

Take four minutes to relax to this beautiful and harmonious melody that truly is music to soothe the soul.

 

Be Thou My Vision
Audrey Assad
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all
Songwriters: Ian Lynn / Traditional
Be Thou My Vision lyrics © Conexion Media Group, Inc

 


 

Peace. Be still.

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