A simple, sweet poem from Denise G. Allen from her beautiful and inspiring blog called Adeeyoyo’s Blog. I thought this was an appropriate one to air with the full moon in sight tonight. (Hey I am rhyming now!)
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind
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Here is a short but sweet quote from Coco Channel from the blog called Parisian Cowgirl I really loved and hope you do too.
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Totally Inspired Mind
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Visualization Exercise: Your Life as a Clear Pool of Water by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Visualization: Your Life as a Clear Pool of Water or Ocean

To magnify the intensity of this visualization exercise, listen to ocean waves on a CD or cassette tape.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

December 7th, 2012 Idea Inception

Creation December 17th, 2012

Copyright, Paulette Le Pore Motzko, March 2013

March 23, 2013

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December 17th, 2012

March 23rd, 2013

I am a lake of clear blue water

Crstyalline, pure, clear blue water

I feel relaxed, I feel happy and at peace and all is well within and around me

All troubles are far from me and I avoid turmoil and conflict

Simple, Honest and True are my name sakes

Think of the negative people in your life as MUD that MURKS UP YOUR CLEAR CLEAN BLUE WATER

I am an ocean long and wide as far as I can see

I hear the sound of the sea, the surf and feel the sea air kissing my cheeks the mist in my hair

If I ever feel tense

If I ever feel angry

If I ever feel impatient I can revisit the sea in my mind and the special place in my soul

Which will always be

You and the Sea

The clear blue pool of water

Pristine, clean and free of trouble

Unpolluted as far as you can see

Think of your life as a metaphor for the sea. And picture all the people who give off positivity and good energy as things that make your water sparkle and glimmer and those who are negative or hurtful as dirty who do nothing but murk up your clear waters.

When the Pope & Catholic Church Changes So Does The World

Allowing Families to Know Be the Boss of How Many Children They Have

(Removing the Stigma that Birth Control is a Sin)

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I hesitated printing this piece in fear that I would outrage too many people. This is America though, and I have discussed this with people all over and gotten many supporters of this view-point. In life, you can worry about how many people you outrage and never do anything, feel anything or speak your mind. This is mine, and I believe that no matter who you are, you should be accountable for what you do.

The Catholic Church is not the only one that makes people feel like they are committing sins for using birth control; many other “religions” do that same thing. As you know, religions were created by men, and women have the babies! I don’t think one “religion” was created by a woman, was there?

I placed education first, couldn’t have kids for medical reasons and knew that when I was a kid. I grew up quickly and knew the real facts of life at nine years old. I taught children for 20 years and love children and stand up for their rights all the time. You don’t have to give birth to a child to care about them as a whole, any more than I need to give birth to dolphins or whales to care about the sea and clean water.

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I hope I get more supporters than nay sayers. I hope that people think about the crux of the problem with our welfare system and how it taxes our country. By going to the root of the problem, or at least one of the biggest ones-the guilt trip organized religions (Catholicism etc.,) place on families who might otherwise make wiser decisions for themselves if they weren’t made to feel guilty.

It should be a crime if you allow yourself to get pregnant and know you have no way to support the child. All of a sudden there is another life on the line, one too small to speak for itself.-a baby. Birth control is not a sin nor is planned parenthood. It is called intelligent, responsible and what needs to be taught at early ages to decrease teen out-of-wedlock pregnancies and reduce abortions, which I do not agree with. THE SIN IS NOT USING BIRTH CONTROL AND LIVING LIKE ANIMALS WITH NO MORAL CONSCIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOU DO.

When my ex husband, who is a rocket scientist didn’t pay me alimony for 2 years and made it impossible for me to find him, I was introduced into the welfare system and when I saw how many children were being raised by children, and I saw how the CHILDREN WERE LOSING. IT WASN’T FAIR TO THEM. We need to address this on a broad scope in terms of family planning classes held within various churches. It is part of life and to avoid it is like burying our heads in the sand, any more than dodging sex education is an important part of being an adult.

Imagine instead that every family could choose how many children they had, without guilt, or being made to feel evil for being responsible and doing what they know is right for them. I think the Church medals in areas they shouldn’t. My mother and father were married for 63 years and it would be been 64 if my father had lived to see it. The “church” didn’t recognize their marriage because my dad was married to another lady and she cheated on him when he was in the service. Was that his fault? He was only married a few months and mom was the wonderful lady who he married after and had four children with and yet they acted like he wasn’t good enough. It was not fair to him or my mother who was like a saint-rearing his children. She wanted to become Catholic and wanted to go to communion together, but the “church” ruined that goal. Why would they do that?

Where children are concerned, I want the churches of the world to think QUALITY RATHER THAN QUANTITY. Having a dozen kids that the parents cannot afford doesn’t make it right. I don’t think God thinks that is a good thing, when they have to rely on government assistance to feed them. That isn’t how it is supposed to work.

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I would rather the parent have one or two that they can raise, teach, clothe and show values to, spend time with and make proud one day-that they can afford financially to support.  That child will thank his or parents when he becomes an adult that they did that because it allowed him to be the doctor or engineer or nurse that they did.

Removing the stigma of making birth control a sin has to go because it is stupid, out dated and was created by people who don’t live in the real world. Those who created those laws were men, because NO WOMAN WOULD MAKE A LAW THAT WOULD NOT GIVE HER THE RIGHT TO GIVE BIRTH OR PREVENT HERSELF FROM HAVING ANY MORE. WHEN A WOMAN GETS TO BE 30 IT BECOMES DANGEROUS TO HAVE CHILDREN AND BIRTH DEFECTS ARE INCREASED. A WOMAN IS NOT A HORSE THAT YOU PUT OUT TO PASTURE OR A “BABY MAKER” THAT JUST KEEPS ON GIVING. Thinking in this way goes back to the dark ages, and in 2013 we are very sophisticated people and I hope that my words ignite a light bulb of understanding that wasn’t there before on this.

I mention that because the Pope is simply a man who wears a big hat and outfit and gets really great meals each night, but he is human and makes mistakes. The Church makes mistakes and has made thousands of them through the years. As the years change and people become enlightened, things change and I hope I put this story in the hands of the heads of The Catholic Church so they can think in a way they never thought before.

I make some valid points here that cannot be denied and children are not like gifts under a Christmas tree-in the same way they are always called “Gifts from God”. They are gifts but each child earns the right to have two parents and be raised with not only love but the funds required for clothing, education, and other important considerations.

Birth control is a very needed thing in that it allows parents to do what Planned Parenthood has known all along-control how many children one brings into a family. Many women like myself had health conditions stopping them from having children. If they would have had kids it could be fatal and caused great health risks and also caused birth defects. I am not the only woman in the world who is can say this, meaning the Catholic Church in general needs to re-examine their stance on parenting and what it means to be a good parent. Also, what is a parent’s role? If a parent’s role is to crank out as many kids as possible like some kind of contest, at the risk of all, then by all means forget birth control.  However, if a parent’s role is to raise the most intelligent young people who are raised in a positive environment, with role models that urge them to further their educations, then the fewer the children, the more attention can be given on the few the parent has.

I believe the parent’s role is to bring out the best you have to offer in that child’s life. A parent is a lot like a gardener nurturing that little bloom to one day blossom with love, tender loving care and hopefully imparting every positive element in the two parent’s personalities.

Many never think along those lines, and just succumb to animalistic sex for sex sake acts, bringing kids into the world who have kids for parents and due to the immaturity of the parent, the child is coming into the world at already a disadvantage.

It makes me sad to think of it.

The Church in general, no matter what faith, needs to teach and set better examples for the young men and women, who at sixteen already have two children when they are not even adults! I cannot imagine what kind of parent would allow this.

When the Pope Changes and Catholic Church Change So Does the World

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright March 23, 2013

I was so happy to hear on Fox News about the church endorsing stem cell research. It is encouraging, as a Catholic, do hear that the church is waking up and getting out of the dark ages. Part of being responsible adults is to welcome evidence in science that can help us live longer, overcome disease like Alzheimer’s Disease-which my mother has and I care about finding cures for and preventative treatments for, among many others.

When the video played I began speaking this and then I opened up MS Word and the words I have been rehearsing about the issues presented here began flowing out.

Along with the new Pope Francis, I hope this is an omen or a sign that he is bringing with him a new more enlightened mind. He is the leader and the whole Catholic Church follows what he says and orders. I have been very unhappy with the pope going to third world countries and telling them to not use condoms when they are dying from being overpopulated. That is like telling them to kill themselves. UNICEF and other organizations invest their time and effort and send men and women to educate and show less educated countries about birth control.

Birth control is a necessary thing to employ to be responsible adults no matter where you live. I came from a family of 6-me being the youngest, two brothers and my sister the oldest. I learned what birth control was when I was nine years old and where babies really came from because I was too intelligent to buy the story about the stork dropping babies from the sky! I was diagnosed with epilepsy at nine years old and was a very sickly child and didn’t know what health was until much later at 14 years old when Tegretol came around.

The point I am making is, there is never a young age to learn about the body, what it does and also what things to prevent. I taught children piano for 20 years and care about their welfare, their lives and their futures. I couldn’t have children due to having epilepsy. It would have caused great birth defects on the child and the risk was too high. So, my husband and I knew having children was out. That is alright. Having children is a choice and not right for all. More people should be honest with this and know what kind of person they are, because many shouldn’t have them and the child suffers.

There are laws and a new way of thinking that I would like the Catholic Church and other Christian based religions to embrace: It is not a sin to use birth control but a gift to the child:

  1. No child should be raised without a mother and father
  2. No child should be brought up with someone with no job
  3. No child should be raised with a family that cannot afford it

By not allowing parents to use their own common sense and making it a “sin” to use birth control pills or other means of contraception, you are forcing them to bring more and more children they cannot afford nor take care of for what reason? Does the priest take care of them or have them? I have seen countless women with 8 kids who look like they are nearly dead giving birth to children they don’t have the money to feed, the father has to work over time to feed and provide for them, and their patience is gone. The child is losing, they will never get a college education and it is a triple loss. All these children cost tax payers and other Americans $800 per child when they go on Welfare because they cannot afford them!

I know this because my ex husband didn’t pay me alimony for two years and I went to get temporary financial assistance to help me live and pay for my needs. I was told “I needed a kid to get money from the government and for me to get a kid!” I couldn’t believe how ridiculous that sounded and also how unfair it was and how it went against my civil rights as a human being. We should give honors to people who are responsible in this country and who care about doing the right thing for all.

Birth control, if not used responsibly, will force families to continue to procreate way past what they can afford, forcing them to be parents long after they should, setting a child up for failure with no funds available for education, and making the mother die earlier than what she would have otherwise. A woman should be in control of her body and should be able to say when she is giving birth. That is a basic civil right that no priest anywhere has the right to alter. I would get millions of fathers to agree on this and I have discussed this with families I have seen in the welfare offices and they would sign any documents related to this and vote for it.

I have seen this worst in the Latino communities with Mexican young women who should be in college and school and instead they are pushing a stroller with 3 young kids! To all the priests and religious leaders who don’t give birth to the children, nor do pay for them or raise them, open your minds to allow families to be free to decide how many children they raise. It is smart, responsible and fair to the child. The Catholic Church was man-made and men made the laws and in 2013 with our welfare system being taxed to the nines and in California we are going broke paying the $800 per child when simply people could use common sense learn to pay the consequences of what they do. It makes me mad when I see a child lose in this scenario. If you think on this, you will see that we have to stop this vicious cycle and make it a crime for anyone to bring a child into the world if you are not married. In order to do that, you need abstinence and birth control. Once married, you need birth control or every family will have 13 kids and that is ridiculous. The Catholic Church needs to wake up, grow up and enforce teaching about what it is, Planned Parenthood and other issues related to being a mature adult. Abortion is not the answer. It is all in prevention, and that is where birth control and also teaching to young adults what they are signing up to when they consent to have sex with someone. It is greatly needed.

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I take the bus, due to almost being killed in a car crash from having a seizure behind the wheel 15 years ago. I see at least a dozen young women who have no idea how to treat a child, how to raise them, and they are about 16 years old with 3 kids. Mexicans are predominantly Catholic. The Catholic Church needs to address this issue, and on the broad spectrum, needs to open its minds and think and contemplate on the words I have said here, and strive for creating a TRIPLE WIN. THE CHILD WINS, THE PARENTS WIN AND WE CREATE FAMILIES THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES WITH THE BUDGETS THEY HAVE AND NOT MAKE THEM FEEL THEY ARE COMMITTING A SIN WHEN THEY USE BIRTH CONTROL MEASURES AND INSTEAD APPLAUD THEIR RESPONSIBLE MATURE ACTIONS.

We currently have a Triple Loss:

  1. The child loses because the parents have too many children and no one child ever gets the right amount of attention he or she needs to grow up into a responsible, well-adjusted mature adult.
  2. The parent’s are over taxed and usually cannot afford the huge family they have due to stupid archaic view points on planned parent hood
  3. Society and the United States lose because we are paying for each one of those children, all for the price of what? Is God happy that each child doesn’t get a college education? Does it make God happy that the mother feels like she should be put out to pasture from having one child a year, having grey hair and having no energy and no time for herself? She has nothing more to give because she has given it 8 times over.
  4. The family’s bank account cannot support having one child a year, which is what happens when the dark ages method of the rhythm method is used. My sister had two of her children using that. It doesn’t work.
  5. Believe me, God would be happier to have fewer children who get more attention and who have parents who can raise them, provide for them and who have better temperaments due to the added attention given by the mother and father. The grown child now adult will Thank God for allowing him to grow up and have every amenity a child should have to enable him to get a college education and become the doctor or engineer he did.
  6. Without rethinking this Triple Loss Scenario, you are forcing families to stay in the minority category and remain on Welfare with others paying for their existence forever. And you are the root of the problem.
  7. A lot of thought went into this and the solution to how to correct this terrible problem.

Please read this and read it again and make copies and pass it onward.

I might run for office one day. I have had people say they would vote for me.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Cat Saves Family from a House Fire-Who Says Cats Can’t Do Anything?

Cat Saves Family from a House Fire

Paulette Motzko on Totally Inspired Mind

Copyright March 2013

News Source: Fox News- March 23rd, 2013

Cat Saves Family from a House Fire-Who Says Cats Can’t Do Anything?

Click on the above link to read the story off Fox News.com. This aired two days ago on http://www.FoxNews.com.

I had two awesome cats for 15 years named Muffin and Midnight and they were like kids. When I heard this story today on Fox News.com I couldn’t resist sharing it because it is one of those “feel good stories” that I search the world over for.

Animals have a sixth sense that is beyond what human beings can understand that is almost clairvoyant. I knew dogs had this sense of being alerted to earth quakes, and even knowing when their masters come home. I had never heard that cats had that ability.

Don’t Chase People-Instead Try to Attract The Right People-Reflect What You Want to Find

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Be What You Want to Attract

By Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 22, 2013

Instead of chasing people who could care less, simply invest your precious time on those who already know your worth. This is a gift to yourself and them. There are too many people who already like you and feel you are worthy, without a “sell-job”. Everyone has their special innate talents and gifts and personalities. Some personalities clash like cymbals such as my brothers and I who have tempers and are like bulls in china closets putting always on the gruff exterior.

We all play our own melodies that reflect what we believe, what we love and what we value. When you put them all together it plays a kind of “music of our soul” and who we are. Why play punk music or acid rock when you want Bach instead? Why listen to John Cage in dissonant notes of 21st century modern music when you can instead listen to French Impressionistic Claude Debussy or Big Band Glenn Miller, or Henry Mancini, Montovani, or popular music? We are all byproducts of our upbringings and what we learn and grow into, like flowers. Some don’t get proper fertilizer and end up as weeds, and aren’t pretty at all but grow out all over the place.

Write down the things that matter to you in values and then make sure you show that to people in every word that comes out of your mouth. If you value people who “do what they say they do”, then make darn sure you do the same, or your integrity will be lost forever.

I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Somehow no matter what I am going through, when I write it is as though all the concepts and imagery all come together like a grand symphony.

Remember in life nothing is constant and things are constantly changing around us, just look at the earth as a grand example. We are rotating on an axis every moment of the day but it is so gradual it is indistinguishable.

Keep what you love around you-in terms of people and things and you will be a much happier and healthier person.

That last sentence when employed and put to work in you life can save you health problems, aggravation and also dusting a million objects around your house that you didn’t even care about in the first place.

When everything in your world, including people, earn their place in your hearts and world by being something or someone that gives you joy back, your life takes a new meaning.

What do you hope to attract in your life?

Is there anyone you were chasing without knowing it? Don’t force life or people or situations. There are too many people that cannot imagine a world without you in it to focus on the few that aren’t intelligent enough you include you in theirs.

I wish you health, peace, serenity and enough money to keep you happy and pay for what you need and some left over to enjoy some of what you want!

Money isn’t evil-it removes stress and is a tool to accomplish things in life. It is what you do with the money that makes it bad or good, much like the internet.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Friday, March 22, 2013

Being Strong Doesn’t Mean You Have To Fight The Battle

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In life you don’t always have to fight the big and small wars you encounter. You don’t always have to outdo or one up people. Sometimes it is just better to just move on and think before you speak and act and ask yourself:

1. What is the best outcome that will happen if I say this or do this?

2. Is this really worth my time?

3. What would happen if I didn’t do anything at all?

4. What is the worst that will happen if I ignore this entirely?

The last year has been really stressful on me, probably the worst in my life personally but the best in terms of what I have endured and accomplished. I can see from a wise perspective what to rate as important and what not to. You must always consider the source of your scrutiny and decide if it is worth you even getting upset about it. Nine times out of then, it is not worth a grain of salt. When the majority of the people in your life are supportive and positive, you simply cannot let the 3% or 4% that is left set you off-guard.

There are usually ten or more ways to approach any situation, and you will have to sit down and take time to analyze them. Also, meditate and pray-whichever applies, or both, to gain wisdom and peace and insight as well.

I am doing this where my siblings are concerned who have made my life a living hell for the last year, fighting over my mother’s property and treating me as though I don’t exist or at least am not a human being. They will have regrets one day for thoughtless words said and I will press forward and remove the negativity out of my life entirely. There comes a time when that is alright.

Many Christian religions would disagree with me but when you allow people who hurt you in your life again, you are exposing the most vulnerable side of you to be hurt again. If someone is verbally or physically abusive-simply extricate them. Any psychologist would agree with me on that. People who demand to be treated with respect are and the abuse ends when you don’t allow it any more.

I got rid of bleeding ulcers by removing 3 people out of my life several years ago. I couldn’t afford the $20 pills, so I simply removed the root of the problem!

I was married to a real rocket scientist for nearly 15 years and I became a bit like him in my logical thinking-which isn’t a bad thing. In life shoot for the easiest, most direct solution to your problem.

You cannot fight every war and some wars don’t deserve to be fought. You could spend that valuable thing called TIME doing something way more productive in your life like succeeding and reaching your goals.

That is what I am choosing to do here.

The rest of them can fight over the house like animals but I will always see my mother and care about her as long as I live. The best of who I am I owe to her.

 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Friday, March 22, 2013

Driving Life’s Highway by Brother Carl Frye

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Driving Life’s High  Way by Brother Carl Frye

Copyright March 2013

 

Here is a wonderful post written by my dear friend Brother Carl Frye in Coushatta, LA. I read it on Facebook and immediately thought how wonderful it would be to share it with all my nearly 900 readers on this site.

Brother Carl Frye is a pretty extraordinary guy. We went to high school together many years ago at Garden Grove High and after I married we lost touch with one another. He located me on Facebook because I kept my full name on it, and we have been in touch ever since. I am working on editing his book manuscript, and will let you know when it is finished.

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As we journey down life’s highway we travel among much traffic.we have objects that are bigger than us that need room to pass so we stay in the slow lane.As we travel along the way we see the line that divides the road,and one each side white lines which divide the median from the road and the shoulder of the road,and straight ahead traffic ahead of us.If the traffic ahead of us slows down we must slow down,We must keep up with the traffic ahead of us so the ones behind us will travel safely also.When we walk with God we travel with him.We see the line he puts in our road dividing it so we won’t go astray.He puts lines on the side of us to keep us from going off the side of the road,or the median,and we travel always looking straight ahead because we are all going the same direction,the same place,and stopping at the same destination.God’s House.As we travel always obey the signs that God put there to see,obey all his laws,give the right of way to more mature Christians,and always travel the same speed together until God has told you to turn off at an exit that leads you to your ministry,your calling,or your destination of his choice.God’s highway is sometimes very busy,and there is much traffic on it,but if people will work together,and allow others the right of way then we can all reach our destinations together.

Drive carefully.!

Have a blessed day.!

Some People Feel the Rain and Others Just Get Wet….

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Truly Seeing The World Around You by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright March 2013

I love what this said in that it illustrates that some really don’t truly live but go through life blinders on to the sights, scents and amazing small miracles they encounter. When we open up our world to the sights and scents and all the experiences in life, we truly live.

For instance, here is a great exercise to become better at TRULY SEEING LIFE. PRETEND YOU ARE EXPLAINING WHAT YOU ARE SEEING AND EXPERIENCING TO SOMEONE WHO IS BLIND.

I had a great friend when I was younger who was blind and I used to explain in glorious detail what I was seeing for her and only wished she could see what I did. I also had a client who was blind and had epilepsy and he called me for help when I was the CEO/Founder of The Epilepsy Connection. It was Friend & Family Day at The Braille Institute and none of his family wanted to go with him, so I became his family and was honored.

If you have never volunteered your time at The Braille Institute, or been there it will literally “open your eyes” to some of the most courageous and intelligent people you will ever encounter. I wore a blind fold to simulate blindness and then cooked (or at least tried to) with the blind fold on. It didn’t go very well because I had no grasp of where things were from each other and I realized what blind people have to go through on a daily basis to do even the most simple things.

Then I wore goggles to simulate being partially blind, which was worse than the other, because things looked distorted and out of focus. Then they gave me a can to walk with and we were supposed to find our way home, with an assistance, who gave directions and described in glorious detail what I was coming up against and allowing my ears to make up for my eyes.

In the center of The Braille Institute in Anaheim on Dale is a beautiful fountain with crystalline waters flowing from it. I have always loved fountains and the charm of them but had no idea there was a distinct reason why the fountain was there. Do you know why it was there?

It was to give orientation to all the people there who had vision impairments-blind or partially blind. They could sense where they were from the center of the building.  My senses were not in tune with it and I never really got a sense for where I was at, but I had an even deeper appreciation of people who were blind, who taught many of the courses and looked just like anyone else. Epilepsy and blindness have several things in common:

1. They are permanent disabilities

2. They are for the most part invisible to others

3. They make those whose lives have been touched by it gain a deeper appreciation for the world around them.

4. Anyone can acquire epilepsy or blindness if the right set of circumstances arose

In my case, I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 9 years old and was a very sick child passing out all over the place and it took awhile to find a medicine gave me the control I now have. Consciousness, uninterrupted normalcy was a highly appreciated thing and compassion was a thing I learned at a very early age, along with big words, and hanging around with people who were 30 years my senior because the “kids” my age didn’t understand what I was going through and were not nice.

Going back to the name of this post/article, the next time you go outside on a pretty day, pick up a pen and paper and write down what you see. I mean, really write it down as though you are seeing for the first time and are explaining to someone who cannot see. It will change your world forever.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

St. Patrick’s Day 2013

Ten Spiritual Tonics

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I don’t know who wrote this but I discovered it on Facebook just now and thought I would share it all with the now 816 followers of Totally Inspired Mind. I have my house nearly packed up and it is strange to see it all in boxes scattered throughout the place. I have been here for 12 years and I will be heading for Tucson, Arizona very soon!

 

Here is a photo entitled “Instagram From Darkseason” by Views of Norway.
We are like ships on the sea that change the direction of the sail by whatever happens to us.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind

A touching poem by A Voiceless Messenger for you to enjoy. The creator of this site doesn’t realize that in each thing written there is a true voice that rings even though it isn’t audible.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind
http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com

This is a great excerpt from Sam Levenson quoted by the blog “The Wire Hanger by Winnie”. I love this image: “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind
http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com

Here is a wonderful image and a great catalyst to help you get through any tough time, just when you think you have “no more power to give.”
This comes from The Wire Hanger by Winnie.

Here is an interesting perspective from Alex Laybourne on the topic of living forever or immortality. What do you think about it? Would you like to live forever and if so why? Also, would you like to make the most of your life here and then carry on the natural course of things. I would rather take the second choice personally. There is a time for all things in the universe.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind
http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com

Here is a great article from Internet Success Tips on why you should create a blog.
I was having this conversation with my friend Julia just yesterday.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind
http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com

Keep Youth Inside Your Pocket Like You’re Holding Tinkerbell

Fanciful Displays at the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Keep Youth Inside You Like You Are Holding Tinker Bell

The photo here was taken at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada nearly two years ago come August. It doesn’t feel like it, but I remember how in awe I was when I walked in and saw the beautiful displays they created there. It was worth the work they put into it setting it up. The designers, artists and many talented people accomplished their main objective of putting a warm and magical kind of feeling inside everyone’s heart and putting smiles on everybody’s faces who saw it all.

I am sure we all remember the movie Robin Hood and how Tinkerbell flew around with her iridescent wings and that sparkling wand of hers. Always keep the joy inside you, the laughter and that special “spark” because it keeps you young. Don’t listen to what others say about “acting your age”, unless you are 80 wearing a mini skirt! Do what you know makes you happy and keep the joy alive. When you do it, it is contagious and it affects everything you do.

I know I am still a kid inside but my intelligence tells me I am far from one. The great thing about life is to take the wonder, the joy and the awe of when you were a child and carry it around with you like Tinkerbell in your pocket. Never lose sight of it, and hold on to it dear because as long as you possess a zeal and passion for living, you will never truly age.

Take to living and life a youthful attitude and don’t ever let yourself grow old in your mind. That is where youth truly resides. It isn’t about age or how many years you are on this earth. It is about what you bring to life, how much you “jazz it up” and give it a special sparkle when you want into a room. When you love what you are doing it rubs off on others. Be around people who are contributing something wonderful to the world, and so it will rub off on you. Associate with believers, doers, achievers and creators. People who do things nobody has ever done before-because they can and they have something to say. Associate with people who want to leave behind a legacy and help others. Those who want to right the wrongs in life for others or fix the state of affairs so everyone can life a better life.

Those kinds of things make me have joy and I love people who think in that way. Life will never be dull or boring when you surround yourself with the topics and people you love most. If you don’t know what those things are, devote some time thinking about it.

When you do that, it has the fringe benefit of automatically attracting those who are creative and people to your being and your persona. Who you are will attract the right people to you when you are true to yourself and follow your dreams and learn everything you can about being successful in the topic you desire and you have natural talent in.
Keep doing what you love and don’t retire because you will always learn, be around people and your life will never be dull.-

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 13th, 2013
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Rating The Posts on Totally Inspired Mind

Recently I updated the look of the site here on Totally Inspired Mind and also added the ability for my readers to rate the stories, photos, videos and the guest posts that I select for the site with a star rating. When I was a writer on Suite101.com on Epilepsy: Information & Insights this rating system was really great in knowing what kinds of things people loved the most and why. The most gratifying thing about creating something, be it a song that put a smile on someone’s face that hadn’t smiled in weeks, a recipe that was relished by those who ate it, or in a written work where you changed a mind, inspired or taught someone something new that enabled them to think in a new way; it is a fantastic feeling.

Anything extraordinary simply exists until it is appreciated by another.

I thank all the followers of Totally Inspired Mind for tuning in and making comments that I look at daily, and if you can rate the pieces, be it mine or other people’s, it is greatly appreciated by those who created it for you to enjoy.

Thank you for making me really glad I am a writer.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 13th, 2013

Always Trust Your Instincts, They are Messages From Your Soul

Always Trust Your Instincts, They are Messages From Your Soul

 

From the beautiful web site called “Signs of Angels.com” these words caught me and inspired me to write the following piece. I hope you like it.

Have you ever been some where and something “inside you” spoke to you not to go somewhere or do something. You aren’t sure what it is, but you just know that your “inner voice” said simply “Don’t do it!”

By the same token, have you ever been somewhere and thought it would be a great idea to do something, and you aren’t sure why?

Have you ever acted on that inclination to do something that you felt would have a very positive outcome and it did have one?

I am finding this happening to me all the time. I call it “do what works and do it over and over again theory!”

We don’t have to understand everything in life, but we can simply act on our inner voices, and if we do, most of the time I find they steer you in a positive direction.

Some of this comes with age, and the older we get the smarter we become, (hopefully), and then intuition and wisdom comes in and a higher intelligence-once again, hopefully!

Have you ever noticed that when you pray or meditate in the morning (if you do, that is) that the very things you prayed for or hoped for happened that day? I have this happen to me continually, and it is almost incredible. There are certain locations where this phenomenon happens more regularly and others which it doesn’t, for whatever reason.

I will be moving in the next few weeks to a new state Arizona, but it is not totally unfamiliar. I was born there and remember it really well even though I was only 6 when we left it. I have been back there on several occasions and to Phoenix with a friend some years ago. I love the look of it, the purple mountains and the way the desert looks in when it blooms, the Saguaro cacti and my Uncle Lewis and Godfather still live there with lots of cousins. I have many friends in Arizona as well, which will be great. I am wanting a more “minimalistic” life style and I have been getting rid of all kinds of things that I simply don’t love or want to maintain any longer. I want a simple life, less stuff and to have create a place that I can create in, entertain in, cook in and just be happy in. The thing I say as I look at everything I am paying the movers to load in an 18 foot truck will be “Do I love it” and “Does it give me joy”? (That is sort of the same thing I ask myself when I think of the people in my life too!) Makes living pretty easy if you think that way. Why I bring this up is, I checked states all over the USA and could have gone really any where, but the one that kept calling me some how was Arizona and the simpler life, the “horsies” I remember in the large ranches, Indian reservations scattered all over and turquise being sold every where with country stores.

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We don’t have to understand everything in life but just know yourself and know what would enable you to live the best life possible within your abilities and means. That is why I am moving to Arizona.

This is sort of the reverse of what my dad did when I was a kid when he packed up the Rambler station wagon and all of us and said he wanted to leave the fence business and go out and see the pacific ocean. He just knew he could make more money, and he did. I will always come back on trips with the Greyhound bus to see mom, my friends, the pier, and just all the places I have grown used to for 35 years! It doesn’t have to be one or the other; I can enjoy the best of both worlds-or places.

It is going to be a process and my life with be different, but different is OK with me as along as it is different in a good way. I am outgoing and never have taken long to meet my neighbors. I will have neighbors where I am going and they will speak English, unlike in Little Saigon where the same people for 12 years are lucky to know “hello” and smile. That was never my cup of tea but I helped my folks pay their mortgage for 12 years and I had a place to live and helped my parents out in the end. I know I did it and I will always have the good memories.

I know that even though my siblings were not grateful for anything I did in the end and were far from supportive or loving, God saw what I did and more importantly, I know what I did and wasn’t trying to earn any brownie points, but merely to do what was right. Sometimes doing that is not the easy way, but I can look back with no regrets, knowing I did the best I could and smile at the memories I had with my parents while they were alive. Mom is still alive and is 81 and lives with my sister temporarily until she goes into a special home for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She requires 24 hour care now. I will make regular trips back to CA to see her because without her this blog wouldn’t exist because I wouldn’t exist! She was my cheerleader and teacher and is like a star in my sky in the evening and the sun when it is day.

So the next time you get an idea for something and you think it is a good one, see what happens by doing it. Hopefully it will have an awesome outcome.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Beautiful Back Drop Waterfall at The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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One of the views from the patio of a restaurant I was in two years ago at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, USA. I want to go back there and this time, take my computer and enjoy some peace and solitude and just listen……to the waterfall coming down and feel the mist on my face. It was so wonderful there. Can you see it in your mind’s eye too?

Also, is there some where in your “mind’s eye” that you can recall vividly?

Share it in the comment box so others can enjoy the breath-taking view!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 12th, 2013

 

Focus on Problems & You’ll Have Problems-Focus on Possibilities Instead

Focus on Problems & You'll Have Problems-Focus on Possibilities Instead

Make Opportunities, Set Goals and Make it Happen.

 

Make a list of the problems that have been bugging you for the past month or week or year on a simple lined piece of paper.

(I know that computers exist and people type all the time like me typing this sentence. There is something about going back to simpler times of a pen and lined paper that makes this exercise more effective.)

Once you have your list compiled, begin writing and creating solutions to your problems like this:

 

1. Problem 1

2. Problem 2

3. Problem 3

That is enough to work with. Hopefully you don’t have more than 3 problems, if you do then press onward and keep itemizing them until the paper holds the baggage instead of your shoulders and mind.

Then under each number list the possible solutions like this in a, b, c, d, e, like an outline.

 

1. Problem

Solution a

Solution b

Solution c

 

Look at the scenarios you created and choose the best, easiest, to-the-point solution that is the most effective without hurting another person or causing damage on another, that is!

If you have bleeding ulcers caused by a human being, then simply remove that person out of your life and try to find people who are more considerate to your well-being and thoughtful to you.

(I had that happen to me and couldn’t afford the ulcer pills which were $20 a piece, so I simply removed the root of the problem! Doing that removed 3 people out of my world, but I got better really quickly!)

If there are situations in your life that cause problems, list them all down and then do the same thing as in the prior exercise. Find solutions and then apply them in your world.

Things like this can take years of counseling and throw them out the window by simply believing in yourself enough to only associate with positive and loving people and anyone that drags you down or is verbally or physically damaging to you-simply wean yourself away from them permanently.

After all, you have one life to life and then we hope we contribute something positive and lasting to the world once we are gone. How can we do this unless we choose the best friends and care about ourselves enough to do that. The better we treat ourselves the better work we will do, and hence the more successful we will become. My mother taught me that years ago. God bless her Ramona Lea Le Pore.

I wouldn’t be “me” without her, which is why I will continue fighting for her welfare amidst hateful siblings who have their eye on money only and not much of anything else. They are blinded by dollar signs of cashing the house in and I only hope and pray all the proceeds go to my mother’s care for Alzheimer’s disease which is a whopping four thousand dollars a month!I will be moving to Tucson in a few weeks and will be living a better quality life there but I will not forget her and will make frequent trips here to southern CA to see her, my many friends I have built over the last 40 years and the many places I will miss once I am gone.

I know how outgoing I am and how quickly I make friends and the places I am looking at are far better for me than here and the resources for disabled people are far greater than here. I am always open for POSITIVE CHANGE AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Monday, March 11th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a fantastic devotion from the blog entitled “More Than a Bowl of Soup”-Devotions for Young People. I guess I am a “young person of 51!”
Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Positive Attitude Quotes is a great site and I found this on there.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
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Life is a Succession of Lessons Which Must Be Lived to be Understood

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When I was a child of 9 years old I was diagnosed with complex partial epilepsy and little would I know that it would take many years to find a drug named Tegretol to find control in my freshman year of high school before I knew what health meant.

My best friend in 5th grade was a blind smart girl named Cheryl Lightcap, and I have always thought she was aptly named. She spoke with a southern accent and sat in the back of the class with her braille machine. That year the book drive came around and I ordered the story about Helen Keller’s life. On the back of the book it had the braille alphabet on it and I would practice trying to read it and was always fascinated by my friend Cheryl who would so effortlessly read pages and pages of heavy brown braille paper.

Her hands were calloused from reading all the books in braille she did. I was so proud to walk with her and amazingly she could touch what I was wearing and know what color it was-light or dark. I would describe what I saw to her and tell her about the day, if it was sunny and what the kids were doing-other than us.

I would bring cook books and read them in a pink book bag and find a table to read in. The kids didn’t like me because I was different and that stayed that way until Tegretol was introduced in my freshman year of high school. I was able to attend school with the rest of the kids, not miss so much school and not have to work quite so hard. Then boys who made fun of me in years past wanted to “be my friend” of which I wanted no part of. I was the same person, just healthier and older.

I always knew it wasn’t our purpose on earth to suffer and that even though we weren’t understood or treated as the same we were the smartest kids in the class and we had each other and hope; I knew though I learned big words at an early age I was still only a child and I had my whole life ahead of me.

I remember for “Show and Tell” one year in Mrs. Acosta’s 3rd grade class playing the piano and showing the kids how it worked. For a day I was treated better than the rest and the kids were in awe and Mrs. Acosta asked me what conservatory I studied at and I told her I learned how to play myself after my mom taught me 4 chords. She looked puzzled. I still play and have written 50 songs on piano that are copy right protected in the Library of Congress and would love the world to hear them one day.

I wish I knew where Cheryl Lightcap is today. I have searched for her numerous times but she probably married and changed her name. I do think of her often and the special times we had together. I also think of the “Gifts She Gave Me”…of courage, wisdom, persistence, perseverance, and somehow it made what I went through not so bad when I saw that she couldn’t see the pictures in the cook books I brought, and how I wanted her to! I remember how Mr. Hill yelled at me for holding her hand and explaining the world to her and always breaking us up. I think Mr. Hill was a PE teacher and shouldn’t have been teaching at all. It seemed he never took one Child Psychology course and had no heart most of the time.

There are many lessons I learned in life.

1. Savor the now and don’t dwell on the past. This is all we have. Give yourself the Present Called Life.

2. Try not to judge others too harshly until you know their story.

3. Make the most of your talents and abilities and down play the rest.

4. Don’t replay negative things others have said about you-it isn’t worth it and it isn’t fair to yourself!

5. Treat others as you want to be treated.

6. Ask others the magic words “How Are You?” and really mean it when you ask them. It probably was the first time anyone asked them all day.

7. Strive to make yourself better, smarter and happier each and every day so you can look back with no regrets.

 

What lessons have you learned in life so far?

Would you be willing to share a few with the readers of Totally Inspired Mind? I would love it if you did.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

 

The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude-Who have you known that inspired you?

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“All of my best friends have been disabled all throughout my life and they have been the most kind, most thoughtful, intelligent and courageous people I have ever known.” – Paulette Le Pore Motzko

My question for my 780+ readers is: Who have you known in your life who was disabled who inspired you or taught you something about life and what did you learn from them?

Share your story with the readers on Totally Inspired Mind.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

 

The Office View in My Dreams…

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If I could imagine an window in the office of my dreams, this is what it would look like.I create best overlooking beautiful spaces and inspiring places. What would the office of your dreams look like?

Do you know what it would look like in your mind’s eye or imagination?

Show a photo of it, if you have one or simply describe it.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Daniel Doc Jacobs Lives Dream For A Day Playing With the Los Angeles Dodgers

Disabled War Vet Realizes His Baseball Dreams after 50 Surgery

Click on the above link so you can see and hear the video of this amazing hero. NOT ONLY IS A HERO IN THAT HE PROTECTED US IN IRAQ AS A VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,  BUT ALSO AS A COURAGEOUS SPIRIT AND A ROLE MODEL FOR OTHERS WHO ARE DISABLED.

He endured over 50 surgeries to amputate his leg and then learn how to walk with his new prosthetic leg.

I am happy I got on the FOX NEWS web site at: http://www.FoxNews.com to see this.

This great story came hot off the press of the Fox News Web site in a story from “On The Record” with Greta Van Susteren.

“Do What Works …

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“Do What Works and Avoid What Doesn’t-The Best Motto to Remember in Life.”-

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

If you pay attention to the things you have done in life that has produced a positive outcome and then continue doing it and avoid making the same mistake again, you can adjust what you do like a sailor on the sea adjusts the sails or the rudder. In life, you seldom know what will be thrown at you, as in my life at this time. The successful person adapts and adjusts as the circumstances around them change.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 3rd, 2013