Love And Rain

love and rain a couple under an umbrellaLove is a funny thing. You care for someone, but rarely is the respect returned. Maybe our disappointment is not that the respect isn’t returned but that our expectations are not being met. Very seldom is love true. Often what we think is love is really a relationship that is maintained because each person is getting what they want from the other. That can all be pushed aside when stronger self interests or addictions come into play.

The motto of false love is “You are good for what I need you for.”
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Our Mazatlan Mexico Travel Adventure

Mazatlan Mexico BeachI’m in Mazatlan Mexico for another short vacation. Every year I try to add a week to my time down there and this year it’s up to five weeks. I’ve got three weeks done in Mazatlan so far this year and now I am heading down for another week on Friday. Why do I keep going there? Well, first I get to practice my spanish and second, Mazatlan is affordable and beautiful.

Some people say they like the Cancun type deal but if I wanted American stuff then I would vacation in the U.S. I really like the local food and laid back atmosphere.

Here are the major stats and vacation guide tidbits on Mazatlan Mexico (as of 2008):

Mazatlan Mexico, better known as “The pacific Pearl”, is one of the prettiest and most important ports on the pacific coast. It’s located in the southern part of the state of Sinaloa, 132 miles southeast from its capital, Culiacan. Mazatlan has great warm weather, with an average temperature of 77 F year round. [Read more…]

Good Life Hacks

good life hacksI got a gift certificate from Lululemon today from a friend. I was stoked and opened it up to the following message. I was so impressed, I thought I would type it out for you all to enjoy. There are pearls of wisdom in there.

The greatest gift of all is choice. That which matters the least should never give way to that which matters the most. Drink fresh water and as much water as you can. Water flushes unwanted toxins fro your body and keeps your brain sharp. Practice yoga so you can remain active in physical sports as you age. Listen, listen, listen, and then ask strategic questions. Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself. Life is full of setbacks. Success is determined by how you handle setbacks. Write down your short and long term goals four times a year. Two personal, two business and two health goals for the next 2,5, and ten years. Goal setting triggers your subconscious computer. [Read more…]

The Bridge Across Forever By Richard Bach Book Review

the bridge across forever by richard bach bookI started reading The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach and I’m blown away. It’s been awhile since I have read something that didn’t directly involve the law of attraction, marketing or self-awareness type stuff. (That was great grammar).

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach is titled as a love story. WHOAH! Wait a minute guys, it’s different than you think. First the main character is Richard himself who is an author. Actually he starts off as a pilot who fly’s around the country giving rides in his plane for money. See? It’s getting interesting already isn’t it?

Then one day like the rest of us, he gets thinking. He wants someone else in his life. We all reach that point where even though we are happy, we would like to have someone to share our experiences with. So he starts his new mission. [Read more…]

Meditation And Trance Music

This will be the start of my master list of artists and music that puts me in the mood to do differant things like write, meditate or workout. Feel free to add some names of DJ’s or tunes that I should check out below in the comments. Thanks

Side Note: There will be everything on here including psy, hardcore, and trance music as long as it is electronic in nature [Read more…]

Does The Law of Attraction Work?

law of attraction, shows balanced chakras How does the Law of Attraction work? Actually, does it even work at all? Well, yes it does. Maybe for different reasons then some people think but it all comes down to the fact that you start to become what you think about most of the time.

“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”
― Earl Nightingale

When we feel bad, that means we do not resonate with something. We are out of tune, playing in the wrong key. In other words, what we want is not matching what we are getting from something. It means we are out of line with what we truly want.

See, if you want to make a million bucks but you feel like gum on the bottom of a shoe when you wake up to go to work, do you really think that your subconscious is going to make you super successful at something that makes you feel like crap on a daily basis? Of course not, why would it want you to have more of what you deep down don’t really enjoy? [Read more…]

Woca Radio Interview With Ray Burton

Woca radio with Larry Robin And Ray BurtonLarry: If you want to lose weight join the army. Today we have with us two-time winner of the most physically fit soldier award, Ray Burton. Forget about the latest fad, Ray has a plan for you. Hey Ray is there global warming up there too?

Hey Larry, ya no, I just woke up this morning and stuck my head out of the igloo this morning and came back from tracking some polar bears but other than that its a normal day in Canada.

Robin: Laughs. Polar bears! I love that! Laughs.

Your book is not..not a very big book. And I’m guessing the information we read in it is all you really need.

Ray: There ya go!

Larry: You know when something just rings true?

Robin: Um hum

Larry: Then you kind of have a good feeling about it. And I guess that’s the feeling I got from this book. It just rings true, ya know? So many people come on and they will write books that are like 800 pages and, actually that one guy had a good book..

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The Power Of Intention With Action

Intention VS actionThere is a lot of talk about the power of intention these days and as well there should be. Intention is the start of all great things. Dr. Wayne Dyer made it famous with his book, and the movie “The secret” is latest proponent of this mental mind set. What needs to be said though, is that the power of intention without action will never grow into anything bigger than the brain cell it came from.

Here is what you can do now, to make tomorrow better. Its intention mixed with action.
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A Straight Jacket For My Mind

money is a straight jacket for my mindThat general malaise.
When all the work is finished at the end of the day.
Board but listless on a Sunday night.
Knowing and preparing for my upcoming plight.
The struggle to profit and make the months rent.
Each moment not productive costs another cent.
Second to hour and hour to day,
Time expires past 30 and then its time to pay.
I could brush it off and enjoy my time,
But I can’t relax when I count every dime.
The truck is squeaking, the gas is low,
So where are the clients, that’s what I’d like to know.
If I were a squirrel, I’d be scrambling for nuts,
But I can’t find enough to get out of this rut.
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The Path That Leads Inward

Culler The CaledonianWhen I was younger, Church was as close to being on the spiritual path as I could get. I didn’t know what spirituality was all about and in fact, I don’t even remember it being brought up. There was God, us, and there was the devil, whom at that time, seemed larger than life or even God. It even seemed ad though God was having difficulty competing with the devil. Few people attended church and God was so angry with us, because we all chose the devil over him. God threatened us with being cast into hell unless we acquiesced to his side, and ironically under the care of the very entity who he was in competition with-the “devil.”

For most of us it was the devil who made us do it, and it was for most of the things we liked to do. The devil seemed to be a big part of everyone’s lives and all of these things were supported by the devil. There was good and bad, and it was the order of the day. It was my belief that “better” people went to church. Therefore, if I wanted to be one of these people I would have to give up most of the things I liked to do and attend church on Sunday. [Read more…]

The Best Way To Lose Weight Fast

Culler The CaledonianLets start off by making sure that when you say “I want to lose weight fast” or “I need a good weight loss program.” That what you really mean is “How do you burn off fat, keep my healthy muscle and safely keep those results for life?” If that is what you mean, then lets cut through some common misconceptions and show you the best way to get in shape without the fluff and confusion of media hype.

There is no single best way to get in shape and experiance weight loss; it is always a combined effort using a couple different systems of the body. This means that in order to burn fat fast but to do it safely, we have to eat right, do some aerobic exercise as well as resistance training. From years of personal training I can tell you with certainty that if one of these three components is missing, your weight loss efforts will be slow to non-existent. [Read more…]

Best Natural Mosquito Repellents

Army Types Are Not The Best Natural Mosquito RepellentsOK, mosquitos! Prepare to be repelled! I’ve searched around the net looking for the best natural mosquito repellents and I’ve got a pretty decent list below.

When I was in the Army we had a mosquito repellent that worked like gangbuster. Unfortunately it also ate through clothes and turned your skin to leather after a couple days.

Seeing as how your skin absorbs things that are put on it, like a nicotine patch the Army mosquito repellent had to go. Plus when you start to sweat it runs into your eyes and is a bugger.

Here’s what I have for you.

Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets…Best thing ever used in Louisiana. just wipe on & go .. Great for Babies

Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1 tablet a day April through October. He said it works. He was right. Hasn’t had a mosquito bite in 33 years. Try it. Every one he has talked into trying it works on them. Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine Hydrochloride 100 mg.) [Read more…]

16 Secrets Of Success From A Soldier

Here is something I got in the email from Bob Parsons and thought it was worth sharing so I added my two bits and a handful of shrapnel. Sometimes, a lot of guru’s “secrets to success” come down to a lot of sitting on your thumbs and doing some wishful thinking. Although that is part of it, you hardly ever get any meat and potatoes to work on, I hope this is different. To me this post is just like a readers digest version of The Secret and Tony Robbins all mixed into one! I’ve read stuff from a lot of self improvement super stars but have settled on Jim Edwards because of that fact that he is one of the few that always stresses that action is the key to success (and he didn’t become successful by selling people “how to be successful”). You can have the best battle plan in the world, but if you never drop your ***** and pull on your socks, you wont accomplish squat.

Here are the 16 secrets to become more successful
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Choosing A Career Advice And Your Purpose

career adviceToday we have a question from Joel about Choosing A Career Advice And Your Purpose that I’ll throw my 2 cents at. Here we go,

Hi Ray,

This is Joel In San Antonio. The workout is going great and I’m already seeing some good results after only a week. I got more accustomed to the diet and am eating a bit more so I’m not hungry all the time. I’ll send you some pictures after a month or so when I see some really discernible differences from my before pictures. (Joel is doing the “Begin At The Gym: From Fat To Fit” program.)
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Our Sayulita Mexico Tattoo Shop Travel Adventure

sayulita mexico birds eye viewSince most people get a lot of joy out of travelling, I thought a section on Sayulita Mexico might be of interest to some people. First, if you make most of your income on line like I do then you will want to know a good internet cafe. Garcia Realty on calle Revolucion 41 is a great place and you can even check out some real estate while you are at it.

There are about 12 computers in here and a wireless connection if you have your laptop. Let me tell you, if you do any work on the internet its a heck of a lot better to be sitting in this little surfing town then in crowded puerta vallarta. Its cheaper and better in all regards except maybe accommodation.
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Culler The Caledonian 2

Culler The Caledonian PictHis blurry eyes began to focus and he animal in front of him became familiar yet slightly disheartening. Two massive paws weighted down on his crossed legs as he stared into the mixed colored eyes of a beast called Rector. At first he felt cross eyed looking at one green and the other blue and thought for sure he just needed another shake of his head to clear things up but making a sudden move didn’t seem like the best of ideas at this point. Rector was the form of a wolf or a dog, it didn’t really matter to Lumen at this point. It was big, hairy and had enough teeth that the species wasn’t his foremost thought. To clarify, Lumen knew WHO this was and this was the form he took when he was to do high magic or simply wanted to be alone in his work.

The villagers knew the wolf was the druid in his power state and respected his wish to be undisturbed. Rector’s lips curled back and his warm, moist breath started to elevate the already present twitch in Lumens sword hand. “Good afternoon great knight. It appears you have some questions that need answering?” Lumens shoulders relaxed towards his hips as the intensity of the shared gaze increased. His sword hand however remained ready. Rector looked up and pulled Lumens focus to follow as a hawk took flight from the tree above.
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Culler The Caledonian

Culler The Caledonian PictThis will be new and I hope very cool. I am writing a story. The story will unfold as it comes to me. Each chapter I write I will put the rough version up here to read. The story will be of a Knight and his journey through life, what comes along the way and revelations that surface as his spirit grows. Read deep or just enjoy the surface story. I hope reading the story will touch you in the same way as writing it does for me.

Culler The Caledonian

Sitting at the morning table the knight pondered over his bowl of oatmeal. He had won so many battles and claimed hundreds of honors yet still felt empty inside. He had worked hard all his life and achieved all the goals and titles that the other knights only dreamed of.
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Sitting And Thinking

sitting and thinking zenExcerpt From The Book Chimera: The dilemma comes when one day you realize you’re an adult. Suddenly you have the realization that all of your childhood illusions should have by now taken place. It now seems that your whole precious experience has been a journey-and now you’re at the destination. Maybe you’re not sure this is where you really want to live.

These are just thoughts of an average man, things that trouble me from time to time and I wonder if the same thoughts nag other people, or if maybe I should just try to ignore my deeper thought and try to preoccupy myself with the mindless activities and social games that seem to prevail over everyone else’s minds.

I wonder if there is actually a just cause or a morality worth upholding and to what end. Who is capable of giving the reward for achieving the highest order?

Everything seems like a game of make believe, I cant really see the usefulness of anything except helping other people. Especially easing their suffering. Self interests seem to be based on the journey and destination road, i.e., you work hard and long (giving you a sense of purpose) then you succeed and feel great satisfaction for a while, but then the process is over and you have nothing to preoccupy your mind from the larger nagging inquiries of your now unfocused consciousness.

The same goes for when your happy. You shirk off deeper thoughts because everything is fine now, and you don’t want to deal with the larger issues. It’s like when your lying in bed and then bam, you realize that someday you will cease to exist, death. It freaks you out to the point of panic because there is nothing you can do about it. So you just try to preoccupy your mind with some other menial thought and hope you fall asleep. Sometimes in a way, life is nothing more than a distraction, an endless game of successive apprenticeships to different loyalties, used to avoid deeper issues.

Much time needs to be spent alone finding out what your own mind says and what your spirit is trying to guide you to do. To this point, sickness can be gift, for the fact that it causes you to stop and reevaluate life, a startling progress check.

Everyone at some point wants answers. The questions vary but all have the same theme. To what end are life’s activities? To be rich? To be held in high esteem? To be happy? To have a family? What is the ultimate goal to strive for? Lastly, whom are we trying to impress?

In the end, is a rich man less dead than a poor man? A wise man than an idiot? A president than peasant? So what does it really matter what you have accomplished in the end? Only that you where happy and helped while you were here.