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Where iz et Your Hiding Place Mon Cherie!?

L’amour!
by Beach T. Weston
“Just Beachie Column”
February 2017

L’amour! Love, sweet love. And this is the month to express it freely. If you need inspiration, Pepé Le Pew will be happy to be your guide, for the sweet-smelling skunk never fails to win his true love’s heart. Whoops! Maybe I should have said he never fails to pursue his true love’s heart. No matter her rejections, Pepe remains unwavering in the quest for kisses from his beautiful Cherie.

“We are inseparable…are we not darling!?” smooches Pepé as he tries to convince the object of his affection, Penelope Pussycat, that his only desire is to make love to her in the Casbah.

     “Eney, meeny, miny, moe,
     Catch a lover by the toe.
     If she holler hold her closer,
     Eney, meeny, miny, moesa.
     O-U-T! spells I LOVE YOU!”

Could it be that Pepe is truly in love? Or is he just in love with love? Amoureux de l’amour.

Like so many of us, I think we are just in love with love, which isn’t a bad thing unless of course you hookup with the Tasmanian Devil and allow them to swirl so quickly through your romantic life that by the time they depart you feel as if a tornado has imploded your heart. Your emotions splintered and scattered in the after mass.

But even after Taz encounters of the worst kind, love is delightful! Love gives you the sensation of bouncing on fluffy pink clouds. Love makes life good. Love makes life fun! Love helps us endure hard times and celebrate good times.

Hard-knocks have given many a heart pain, mine included, and yet, I still believe in love. I believe in the magic of love. It is the only true power in the world. A divine presence. A heavenly force.

Let February be the month we enjoy the philosophy of Pepé Le Pew, and follow your romantic heart: slip into something more comfortable, pop the bubbly and sing words of love to your Cherie.

In Peace and L’amour
Beach

© Beach T. Weston 2017

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Sonny and Cher Comedy

Sonny and Cher say, “Have a peaceful week…look at us, not a care in the world. But we are getting a little hungry for our afternoon snack. Where is our human!?”

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A Master Artist Uses One Stroke

I usually post short videos, but this is worth the extra time. This Master Artists never breaks his strokes. Amazing!

Oy Vey!!! Another New Year!

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Oy Vey!!! Another Year!
By Beach T. Weston
“Just Beachie Column”
January 2016

 

It’s 2016, time to start afresh! Make new plans! Clean out the closets! Clean the garage and make room for the car! Loose the under-arm jiggle! Firm up the ab’s! Blah…blah…blah! An endless list…right!?

The first week of January, 2016, I half-heartedly began to write my New Year’s resolutions when I realized, I had completed very few of my resolutions from 2015. And then I realized, there were unfulfilled ambitions dating back to…well…let’s just say a long time ago. The good news was at least half of them were no longer necessary or meaningful. So I scratched them off the list.

Yeah!

Progress had been made.

Sort of.

At least I had removed cobwebs and wiped the dust off of long-held-goals. For a moment, I was proud of myself, I dared to move forward instead of sitting on the beach and never getting my toes wet.

As I proceeded, I wondered if “The List” would be worth it. Maybe I should just say phooey to New Year’s resolutions. Phooey to making the same ole promises, half of which I probably wouldn’t keep. My new list began to give me a self-fulfilled prophecy of disappointment. I wanted to feel happy! To feel inspired! Not feel a sense of Auld Lange Syne melancholy.

Continuing to ponder on my hopes and dreams, questions popped into my mind: Is the New Year really a new beginning? Is the New Year a time to vow that we will rid ourselves of bad behavior and conditions, which no longer nourish our souls?

The questions reverberated off the walls of my mind. I flashed to the memory of yodeling from the rim of the Grand Canyon; the re-echo bounced around until tranquil silence was restored.

It was clear to me…forging forward into a more peaceful, loving life is imperative.

But, here’s a thought: What if a New Year became a time for completion of the old, not listing the promise of the new. Maybe once again listing the twenty pounds you swore you’d loose in the 20th century would be fruitless. Perhaps instead of a resolution’s list, create a different kind of list. Perhaps a more humorous list?


     In the spirit of humor may I suggest a few title possibilities:

     A) Let’s Wrap It Up!

     B) Poo Or Get Off The Pot!

     C) Fix It Or Forget About It!


Personally, I prefer Poo Or Get Off The Pot! It makes me laugh, and as it has been proven, laughter can move mountains. Or in this case; laughter can help us clear our life’s clutter and achieve our heart’s desires. And have fun doing it!

 Think of the beginning of a New Year as a pile of Elephant Dung in the middle of the room. You can ignore it or clean it up. If you choose to ignore the dung it will eventually stink! If you choose to clean it up, as messy as it may be—the sweet smell of success will permeate the room, and filter through your life.

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!  Happy New Year!

In Peace and Love
Beach

© Beach T. Weston 2016

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“Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Let this great man’s unwavering dream of freedom apply not only to humanity, but to all creatures of the earth—for humans cannot be completely free of their chains until the rights for animals are respected and protected. Animal’s blight for freedom goes hand-in-hand with man’s blight for freedom.

“A mountain lion has taken its first steps to freedom after spending 20 years chained to the back of a truck.

With its spirit broken by more than two decades of captivity, this is the moment the circus cat was found in Peru by Animal Defenders International.

For 20 years he was carted from village to village to perform on demand, but earlier this year, Mufasa the mountain lion was finally rescued from an illegal Peruvian circus.

Given his animal instincts seemed to be diminished, it’s likely Mufasa was sold into the exotic pet trade as an infant.

Not even afforded the comfort of a cage, Mufasa was shackled to the open bed of a truck where he’d sleep among the circus tent poles.
“It was heartbreaking to see Mufasa chained among the circus equipment, living on the back of a pickup truck,” Jan Creamer, president of Animal Defenders International (ADI), said in a statement.
“A heavy harness and chains were wrapped around his body and as we cut them away, he stretched, free, for the first time.”

Luckily for Mufasa, in the wake of Puru’s 2011 ban on performing circus animals, an eight hour stand-off between ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom and his owners culminated in the big cat’s rescue.

Emaciated due to malnourishment, when ADI found him, the mountain lion was in poor health.
However, it wasn’t just his health that suffered, it was his nerves, as rescuers described him as ‘quite nervous’.
Determined to nurse him back to full health and bring him out of his shell, the team at ADI’s Spirit of Freedom rescue centre in Lima, Peru did their best to rehabilitate him.
“His appetite and coat condition have improved after receiving specialist veterinary treatment,” the group said.
It wasn’t long before he bounced back though, paving the way for ADI to ready him for his new home at Taricaya Ecological Reserve.

Unfortunately, Mufasa can never return to the wild, but in lieu of his natural habitat, a bespoke enclosure had been prepared by the reserve to replicate his native environment.

Safe at last, these photos show the heartwarming moment the big cat took his first steps to freedom in his new enclosure.
“Mufasa was torn from the wild and has endured the worst possible life,” Creamer said. “[His] story symbolizes the suffering we have ended.”
“It is magical to see him moving about in and out of the trees in his own piece of protected forest,” Creamer said.” [fuzzfix.com]

Bo Bo’s Merry Christmas

Bo Bo’s Merry Christmas
by Beach T. Weston
“Just Beachie Column”
December 2015

 

I once had a dog named Bo. He was one of the sweetest dogs that ever lived. Bo was kind to everyone—always offering a lick, and a wiggle of his tail. Bo gave love…pure, innocent love to all.

Bo has passed, but his memory, his spirit continues to give happiness and Joy.
Bo Bo’s message was simple, be kind to each other.

Charles Dickens wrote: “I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

Yes, Christmas is a time of the year to be extra kind to each other—and please don’t forget the critters. Do something good for animals. In the charity of Christmas, give to an animal shelter. Adopt an animal. Write a note that a donation has been made and put it in your loved ones stocking. Any act of kindness contributes to the Spirit of Christmas.

Mele Kalikimaka! (Merry Christmas) from Beach and Bo’s Spirit

© Beach T. Weston 2016

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A Morning Ritual

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A Morning Ritual
by Beach T. Weston
“Just Beachie Column”
November 2015

 

Every morning, I reach for The Game of Life by Shovel Shinn Florence, and You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay.

Shovel and Louise are not only two of my heroes; they are heroes to many worldwide. Thanks to their invaluable work, I have been able to transform in ways only dreamt of in my youth.

This morning, I was particularly attracted to You Can Heal Your Life—and as my ritual goes every morning, I randomly picked a page and it spoke to me:

“Releasing the Need. Stepping out of the bondage of the past.”

Ding! Ding! Ding! This was the very thing I needed to read. To release the kaka of the past—just the idea of not being held hostage to the past made me fell lighter, happier. For most of us, the past holds delightful moments and horrific moments. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

One of my recent goals is to remember the good stuff and release the bad stuff. To be more conscious in spirit and in my everyday actions. But there are times when I am a happy-camper and then a fearful, negative thought from the past enters my mind and the happy-camper takes a hike. It’s as if Darth Vader appears and takes positive thoughts to the dark side of the Force and the mind begins to serve the wrong side of the Galactic Empire. Can you relate?

Jedi to the rescue!

You Can Heal Your Life and The Game of Life to the rescue!

These books generously give the tools to release the oppression of the past and replace the negative thoughts with pleasant memories.

Below is the Exercise I read this morning. I hope it also helps you find an easier path back to “Right Thinking”. For when you are in a state of “Right Thinking”, the body responds in the most beautiful way. And when the body and mind are in sync, miraculous wonders will happen.


Exercise: Releasing the Need (page 65)
“You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise L. Hay

In this exercise, Louise asks that you look into a mirror and say with conviction:

“I now realize that I have created this condition, and I am now willing to release the pattern in my consciousness that is responsible for this condition.”

Keep repeating until you believe yourself.

Louise explains that people might get frightened because not knowing the answers and the commitment to release can create resistance. She stresses to just be willing and go with the flow, let the Universal Intelligence work it out for you. Louise also says how important it is to be aware of your words and thoughts, for they create your reality, and your future.


May the works of Louise L. Hay, and Shovel Shinn Florence become as indispensable to you as they have been to me.

In Peace and Love
Beach

© Beach T. Weston 2016

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