When I travel, I seem to love taking pictures of doors…..Dublin was spectacular with the brightly painted Gerogian doorways. These doors are all from one street, directly across from the Irish Parliament buildings.

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defenestrate \dee-FEN-uh-strayt\, transitive verb:

To throw out of a window.

Some of his apparent chums . . . would still happily defenestrate him if they caught him near a window.
— Andrew Marr, “No option bar the radical one”, Independent, July 5, 1994

I defenestrated a clock to see if time flies!
— Lane Smith, quoted in “Who’s News”, Time for Kids, September 25, 1998

From my high school French, I know that “fenetre” means “window” so this word now makes sense. But honestly, did you know that this word even existed in English? Hmmm…I have to mull over whether I have ever defenestrated (or wanted to) something……..perhaps an annoying alarm clock? A importunate infant (see April 8)???

At Sixth and Howard in San Francisco “Defenestration”:

Are you enjoying an expanded desire that has not yet manifested?-Abraham- Hicks

While listening to the most recent CD from an Abraham workshop last week, this statement caught my attention? At the time, I was NOT enjoying the wait for something to manifest- in fact, I was doing my darndest to not be cranky and impatient. I paused and considered this statement.

Firstly, what was meant by “expanded desire”? Why not just the word “desire”? The more I pondered, I got a glimpse of the word “expanded” in this context- I expand when I desire something- be it an improvement, better relationships, more money…Abraham does teach over and over again that our desires serve to “expand” the universe, but me? I started to get the feeling of my expanding outward, larger, fuller, greater, than where I had been BEFORE I had the desire, any desire.

So, I have a desire. For sake of this discussion, let’s say it is for a larger income. I have expanded my thinking about what is possible. I have thrown out a “rocket of desire” so to speak. And now, what I started to understand, I need to move into that “expanded” space with enjoyment. Enjoying the wait for Source to bring me what I have now requested. I mulled over the idea of a pregnant woman:

There are two things going on – the growing of the baby in utero, and the expectation of the baby once born. Both co-exist…..and getting impatient for the baby to come while being pregnant takes away from the whole experience of the…well…waiting. And of course, there is an optimum time for the baby to be born- not too early and not too late. And so someone who is pregnant KNOWS that their cherished baby will emerge at the end, and also finds a way to enjoy the wait.

A wise friend wrote me that there is only the now…the past was the now, and the future will be the now. My point of power is the now-“…your own point of VIBRATIONAL energy vortex is in the NOW MOMENT…”

And so, while waiting for an expanded desire to manifest, I found that walking on the beach, listening to music, enjoying my kids, cuddling with my husband, and just twirling around in the living room was the best way to enjoy the journey.

What do all these have in common? At first glance, not much.

Actually, they were all lovely thoughts in my mind a while ago- I had some friends leave for Tahiti last week, and I was mulling over while driving whether that was someplace I would ever go to- so romantic yet so far away. Ireland? Well, I had thought about Ireland last fall as someplace else I would like to go one day. The Cotswalds in England- a lovely place that also sounded so romantic and lovely. Las Vegas? My husband loves the heat in August there, and we love to leave the kids at home and spend some adult time seeing shows and eating at all the fantastic restaurants there. And Greece was the first vacation place my husband and I went to over 20 years ago.

So…what do they have now in common? Well, it looks like I am now going to all these places within the next year! Talk about Deliberate Creation- and truly, I only gave each of these places very light thoughts, and then between email invitations, co-incidences and some action on my part, all of these trips have manifested- some at no cost to me, some where we will even earn an income and some just because!

I cannot thank Esther and Jerry Hicks enough for bringing the Teachings of Abraham into the world- those teachings have transformed my life.

http://www.abraham-hicks.com

There are those moments in life when an all pervasive peace prevails. It is much like when Yahweh, on the seventh day, looked over all of creation and said ” It is Good, Tov!” And then rested.

I woke up this morning feeling that goodness… I looked around me and said ” It is good, and I am happy.”

Why?

I planted my small flower plots on my deck yesterday- that deck was just a vision in my mind’s eye last May, and this May it is now built and I can sit out an enjoy the surrounding trees.

I paid off my credit card bill yesterday, and there is still money left in my checking account. A month ago, my financial reality was looking grim, but again, in my mind I knew prosperity was to come. And an investment grew to the point where I could draw some money out yesterday to pay those pressing bills.

When I was a child, I played piano non-stop. When we moved at age 10, I stopped lessons. Yesterday, I took my first piano lesson in 45 years, and loved it. I am back to sitting in those quiet moments and playing music.

Our cold, rainy spring will change today- already I can see the sun starting to come up and the forecast is for sunny and hot. Not only that, we are starting a long-weekend here where I live. Can you imagine that??

My dear friend is coming to spend time with me this weekend and we are off to the spa this afternoon for some pampering, and then off to a dinner at another friend’s home to watch the sunset and welcome the Sabbath.

My children are all well, my husband is off in a foreign land with our oldest son exploring and enjoying life, and…. It is good and I am happy.

I have to admit- I was curious to find out how it would end. When two people have conflicting desires, who will win out. Here is my story:

We just celebrated Mother’s Day in North America, and a tradition for those of us that live far from our mothers is to send flowers. Every time I do so, my mother calls me to say that she received them, but that I was far too extravagant. In the beginning of this yearly exchange, I used to feel hurt; now I understand her “post Depression” mentality.

So this year, I chose not to send flowers but a basket of plants that I ordered over the internet. I spoke to my mom the day before Mother’s Day and at the end of the conversation she admonished me: ” Now remember, no extravagant flowers for Mother’s Day! Save your money!” I wondered then how her and my desires could both be fulfilled. I could not have organized what transpired next.

When she did not call me to thank me on Mother’s Day, and then tell me that I should not have done so, I called the florist who told me that they had lost a whole bunch of internet orders and that her basket was not delivered. I laughed and thought to myself- she won! I told them to just cancel my order.

Well…… I just got a call back from the florist- they want to deliver flowers now to my mother at no cost to me as an apology for losing my order. I couldn’t stop laughing as it dawned on me that we were BOTH going to get our desires….my giving her flowers, and she knowing that I had not spent any money on them.

Here is a word that I KNOW I never knew what it meant.

parsimonious \par-suh-MOH-nee-uhs\, adjective:

Sparing in expenditure; frugal to excess.

His mother became increasingly parsimonious over the years, and even if there were a good doctor around she did not like to pay one.
— Willard Sterne Randall, George Washington: A Life

I also found out that in penal theory and the philosophy of punishment, parsimony (pahr’-suh-moh-nee]) refers specifically to taking care in the distribution of punishment in order to avoid excessive punishment- the theme of “sparing” is present in both definitions.

What an interesting word, and fun to say- try it. And I wonder if an opportunity will arise today to actually use it in conversation- let me know!