Are You Gifted?

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Yes you are. You are gifted.

We’re all gifted in some way, and we all dismiss our gifts.

Instead of building on what we have that’s unique and special (calling Mr. Rogers here) – we yearn for what someone else has.

It doesn’t work that way.

So – let’s make a list of your gifts:

Are you especially sensitive to others? Are you emotionally sensitive?  Can you hear things and read between the lines and feel what someone else is feeling?

Do you see things and notice things other people aren’t always so aware of?

Are you attracted to beautiful things and like to tinker with things to make them more beautiful?

How do you like to express yourself? Your mind, your heart, your body?

Make a list of your everyday “habits” – the way you do things, the way you think, the way you organize things in your mind and around you.

Perhaps you have a style?  A way of being in the world you’ve never even thought about?  A way of walking.  The shoes you wear, the movies you like, the things you read.

Take an inventory of what things look like to you and what you have around you.

Take everything that you write down that gives you pleasure as a GIFT.

Now – let’s see how we can expand on THOSE!

Share with me your lists of your GIFTS –  (copy and paste them into the comments so you have your lists at home to put on your mirror with your Channeling lists) – and we’ll explore how to make the most out of them.

You are a gift to yourself, to me, to the world, to a man.  And the more we appreciate our own gifts, the more we can let in a man with gifts for us…so let’s rock this.

Love, Rori

53 Comments

  1.  #1ann on March 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    1 gift i have is persistance which i need 2 post from my mobile



  2.  #2ann on March 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    i’m a feeling emotionally sensitive person. this community helps me express myself better



  3.  #3ann on March 21, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    i’m learning 2 be more open. i am a loving caring person. i feel eleted my mobile is leting me post.



  4.  #4alias girl on March 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    sensitive
    intuitive
    empathetic
    psychic in some ways
    fun
    athletic
    wise
    funny (at least to me)
    fun sense of style
    good with interior design (at least to me)
    desire to help
    mostly truthful / pretty good relationship to truth
    enthusiastic about certain things
    resilient
    strong
    have boundaries (yae me!)
    ultimately rebound back to positivity
    healer (not well developed yet)
    daring
    exciting
    passionate
    learning compassion
    self aware/slightly enlightened 🙂
    respectful of others (not always but mostly)
    romantic
    idealist
    imaginative
    have dreams/ tenacious/
    excited about others dreams
    organized
    creative

    i feel good after making this list!



  5.  #5ann on March 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    ag i see alot of myself in your list hopefully i’ll be able to type more on here as i get quickier



  6.  #6Erin G. on March 21, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    My gifts:
    singer and songwriter
    I laugh hard and don’t care who is watching
    extremely intuitive
    will look at all sides of an issue
    goofy
    I seek beauty in everything
    quick witted
    sensual
    have a way of making others feel comfortable
    see people (socially aware)
    self aware

    Ok…there is a good start.
    PS…I just have to share. Done with my first round of listening to Modern Siren. YAY! Oh, and did I mention it is working like a charm. I am leaning back and he is running toward me! I have been more present in the last week or so than I think I have in my whole life! It feels so good and so scary at the same time…but I tell you what…the payback gives you confidence real quick! He is in Iraq so this has been interesting for me to try to get authentic through email and video chats/phone calls…but it CAN be done. I thought about waiting until he got home but “today is the point of power” (Louise Hay) Annnyway, thank you Rori…thank you to everyone. It is an amazing feeling remembering how much I love me…how spectacular I really am…and then watching the love of my life remember it too…and practically leap right through a video cam call from the other side of the country to tell me so. Awesome.
    I will leave you with this excerpt of what he wrote to me when we got disconnected on the phone today (normally, I may or may not get an email back or any kind of response) Quote from my husband: “You are my heart and my soul and my everything, and I love you and miss you more than the whole world. I can’t wait to be back with you again and watch craig ferguson and go to concerts and drive places and read to lily and everything we do together. The thoughts of that consume me.”
    –Good stuff! Thanks for all the support!



  7.  #7alias girl on March 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    aw. i feel moved and uplifted and encouraged by erin g’s comment and sharing about her husband.



  8.  #8cookie on March 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    OmG, that message was absolutely gorgeous erin. I feel ecstatic about your success. Great!!!



  9.  #9cookie on March 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    My physical gifts:
    My curves (esp my hips)
    My dark skin
    My eyes
    My long legs
    My lips
    My walk
    My thick hair
    My smile

    My creative gifts:
    My ability to spot a good deal
    My knack for getting alot for my money
    My talent of putting clothes together for other people
    My talent of working with colors in general
    My ability to know just the right thing to buy the people that are close to me
    My artistic and writing talents

    My personality gifts:
    Sensitive
    Funny
    Make people feel better/ comfortable around me/ want to open up to
    Inquisitive
    Not fake about how I feel about a person
    Free willed
    Need to always be learning something new/ be mentally challenged
    Intelligent
    Good conversationalist
    Wanderer
    Dreamer
    Romantic
    Idealist

    Wow, I sound kind of diva in this one. Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost allowed myself to feel guilty for writing such a long list but I don’t want to feel guilty and I would actually hope that all of us ladies can write long lists about our wonderful attributes.



  10.  #10Erin G. on March 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Hey Cookie…
    Now you have me inspired…what a beautiful list.
    My favorite…that you are a wanderer….what an amazing gift. So great to read!



  11.  #11Daria on March 22, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I feel bouts of excruciating pain. The pain is almost unbearable. It feels not like my heart is breaking but like my soul is aching. My body feels like it’s been hit by baseball bats. I want to find my faith.

    I feel somewhat calm now after having cryed.

    I would like help. Is ther help dealing with this pain. I’m not sure what to name this pain. Grief, loss, bereavement, terror, desperation. I feel so much pain.

    I want to process this pain cleanly and healthily and easily. I want to feel good. I want to feel that I CAN feel good. I want it to be ok to imagine feeling good. I feel absolute catastrophic something.

    I feel beat. There is a saying in my language God doesn’t beat with a bat but it feels like I’m being hit with a bat right now. In my lower abdomen, in my knees, in my jaw. I feel so beaten. God. I feel like my spirit is crawling. Please help me. I allow help. I love me. I feel disgust. I feel like I just slipped off the cliff I’m holding onto with one hand. I feel at the end of my powers. I feel exhausted. Help me. Please. I want to feel good. I feel tired… I deserve to feel good. I feel tired. I feel tired. I feel tired.

    I can help myself by going to sleep after reading the blog.



  12.  #12Tracy on March 22, 2009 at 4:20 am

    My gifts,

    Intelligent
    friendly
    loyal
    funny
    fun
    loving
    patient
    fun to talk to…
    kind
    i work hard(love my job)
    wow….thats all i have in my mind right now…feels short to me…
    lets try the physical gifts

    i have a nice figure
    my legs
    my hair
    my eyes
    my nails looknice when polished

    i feel happy writing down this list…i envision myself with a good loving and attractive man..who loves all my good qualities.a guy who is loyal,loving,respectful and patient..a guy who loves too have fun and takes care of me.A good man..i deserve a good man..i feel attractive and sexy..and capable of making a man happy and in love..
    i’ve been circular dating alot..and ii met this guy online..we went for afew dates..and all of a sudden the guy proposed…well i was really triggered i felt scared and cornered..he is nice intelligent and very caring but for some strange reason i was not attracted to him…i felt bad about it..ii felt sad that i had met a good guy but i was finding it difficult to connect with him…
    unfortunately i kkept telliing him i needed time that we should slow things down..i told him i was feeling cornered.He got upset but i am glad i spoke my truth…
    i feel that i am learning so much right now and i need to circular date meet more guyz and by doing that i can learn more about me,what i really want…
    i feel that i am not ready to be exclusive with him…i feel i need to date abit more…
    i am 26years and by now i guess i should know what love is,how to spot a mr right..how to go about a relationship but i feel that the truth is i don’t..i don’t know what love is..ii only recently started learning..i don’t know how to interact with a guy,how to sustain a good and long lasting relationship aand that is wwhy all my past relationship never went past month 2…
    i know by my age i should well ready to settle down but truth is i am not..i feel relieved to say that i am learning now..i feel grateful and hopeful to know that i can have a fantastic and loving relationship with a guy i want…ii just need to learn how…i love my ignorance in this part of my life..i love my sadness and helplessness…
    i love my good qualities too..i love all of me…

    Hugs,

    Triza



  13.  #13Dorothea on March 22, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Triza, I really feel comforted by your comments after your lists and I can relate well.
    -Dora



  14.  #14Linmayu on March 22, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I feel so inspired by Cookie, listing as gifts some of the things that I had heard her bemoan in other posts (dark skin, curves–things I have too).

    Here’s my list of gifts:

    I am emotionally sensitive and empathetic; it is easy for me to pick up on what another is feeling.
    I am compassionate and am the kind of person who can set anyone at ease.
    I can easily pick up on the energy in a space–good or bad.
    I’m capable of creating beautiful things in many, many forms.
    I’m intellectually strong with both right and left brains.
    I’m physically articulate, my body is highly intelligent and active and youthful.
    I’m capable of expressing what’s in my heart quite honestly.
    I’m capable of learning new things quickly, and changing my old, stuck patterns.
    I have mad feng shui skillz that I do not use nearly often enough.
    I have mad cooking skillz that I do not use nearly often enough.
    I have a very unique style and way of being that other people can see and identify as being mine.
    I’m very feminine by nature, and masculine when I need to be.
    I have a wonderful family and amazing friends.
    My body is capable of experiencing amazing, exquisite pleasures, sexually and otherwise–and I can feel that I have something absolutely mind-blowing to share with a very fortunate man.
    I have depth, honesty, and intensity.
    I have a great deal of energy.
    I’m a good driver.
    I have a unique set of physical attributes that adds up to a kind of beauty that isn’t common around here–and the skills to manipulate this beauty into many various forms. A man who’s always wanted to be with two women–and that’s most men–can have that with me alone.
    I have a strong spirituality and an ever-growing presence in this world.
    I’m getting used to being an arrogant Diva–and I feel I can do this without putting anyone else down.
    I care enough about others to want to always build them up rather than putting them down.



  15.  #15Linmayu on March 22, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    It’s amazing, listing these gifts and reading other people’s lists…makes me realize just how many gifts I have. They are innumerable. I believe we all have innumerable gifts, that if we were to try to list every single one, we could never finish. I feel very grateful to have these gifts.



  16.  #16Daria on March 22, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    My gifts:

    I am geniusly intelligent
    I have a very strong memory
    I am good in school
    I am great at driving
    I am an inspired cook
    I can channel poetry
    I have a bragging rapper in my head
    I have kidlike sweetness
    I am playful
    I can banter wittily
    I am funny
    I can hold my ground mentally
    I can intimidate some people
    I can stand on my own when being attacked
    I can make friends of really macho, masculine guys
    I have a unique and adventurous dressing style
    I can walk really well
    I am LOYAL
    I have honor
    I care about those close to me deeply
    I am empathetic
    I can resist peer pressure
    I have some mega critical thinking and logic skills
    I get really accurate pictures of group dynamics
    I am very pretty
    My body glows
    I look clean and goddess like even when I don’t shower for weeks
    My toes look smashing especially with dark red polish
    I attract attention
    My hair is stardust and flows like the sea
    My nails are long, natural, clean and beautiful
    I am good at doing makeup
    I have good “taste” in music, art, decor, fashion
    I can adapt something unusual to look awesome
    I have many contradictions
    I am kind
    I am forgiving
    I have a good feel of people’s intentions
    I am tolerant
    I try things more than once
    I like all foods
    I am interested in all cultures
    I am spiritual
    I am loved by God
    I love God
    I am charming
    I am honest
    I am brave
    I am a really good fighter
    I am a good dancer
    I can feel energy in my body
    I am a healer
    I am really good at internet research
    I know herbs
    I can understand things in a spiritual sense
    I can read very fast
    I can write really well
    I take tests exceedingly well
    I am committed to my happiness
    I know a lot about current natural health
    I can learn quickly and well by imitating others and adapting
    I can learn quickly by reading
    I have natural class
    I am unique
    I can speak different languages and dialects
    I can easily adapt my language to that of who I am speaking with
    I look gorgeous
    I have lush unique breathtaking breasts
    I have a beautiful scar on my arm
    I am connected to magic
    I have a beautiful looking womanly Pussy
    I have sexy legs
    I have sexy shoulders and arms
    I can flirt and have a very sexual feeling connection with a man
    I “make it out” “through the eye of the needle” and even when I’m fucked I’m not “all the way fucked”
    I am lucky
    I feel childlike joy easily and often
    I feel pure hearted
    I feel innocent
    I can really dance from feeling when I get into the zone and I can do some amazing wigles and flows
    I am sexy
    I can make my eyes sparkle
    I can get spiritual dreams and inspirations
    I am strong
    I am soulful
    I am dignified
    I shock people’s stereotypes
    I can feel comfortable with people from all walks of life
    I can wrap presents beautifully
    I honor food
    I can easily resist food cravings
    My body reacts quickly and beautifully to any workout
    I am able to feel intense euphoric joy at simple things
    I have really intense images I can see in my mind
    I can love
    I have a “mean shoe game”
    I can roll good blunts (lol)
    I can get EFT to work
    I am able to use almost all organic products in my life
    I have a high pain threshold in my muscles
    I have a really strong left round house kick
    I have a very strong tennis serve
    I can play dominoes and win a lot
    I am really good at “tough guy talk”
    I am good at sarcasm
    I am witty in the moment
    I can really enjoy fresh air
    I can really enjoy sunshine
    I can really enjoy “naturalness” of “poor” places
    I can enjoy disorganized clothes chaos
    I can enjoy organized clothes symmetry
    I can drive with no hands!
    I can get really engrossed in a book
    I can get really engrossed in a videogame
    I have my period and love the feeling!
    I have a loving and powerful set of values
    I am with God at everymoment and believe in love and heaven
    I can change tires and check oil and battery
    I can “troubleshoot” cars as to what’s wrong a little bit
    I can say very loving and supporting things to people
    I am a good teacher
    I can stay focused intensely for very long periods of time
    I can contribute as an equal member in a men’s discussion and sound wise
    I can change
    I can workout wisely for my body
    I crave food that is good for me
    I can perform
    I can present and speak well
    I can hold myself up when I look and seem different than everyone around me
    I can endure humiliation and alienation and survive and heal
    I consider both sides of a disagreement
    I heal physical injury quickly
    I think past societal judgements
    I have integrity and live according to my beliefs
    I feel people’s hearts
    I am brave
    I am protecting of those I care
    I am powerful?
    I am an amazing fighter/warrior/soldier
    I can love a family
    I feel confident raising children
    I am proud
    I have beaten alcoholism
    I can channel culture spirits to teach me intuitive secrets
    I now love my butt and my belly too
    I feel good about my body
    I have beaten “body image issues”
    I have beaten “low kidney energy”
    I am healing!
    I am opening



  17.  #17Daria on March 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    whoa…hehe… I agree linmayu, inumerable , although I feel a little uncomfortable seeing how many I listed.



  18.  #18DocK on March 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Alias Girl

    Were we separated at birth? – I kept reading your list and going ‘ditto, ditto, ditto….’

    (except for “athletic” if someone throws a ball at me, I duck – but I do work out with weights and dance)

    How fun!!!!

    Thanks for sharing everyone – you are all so wonderful!!



  19.  #19alias girl on March 22, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    oooh Dock i hope so! that would be fun to find my long lost sister!!! sometimes it feels like all the sirens gathering on siren island are soul sisters.

    i really really really want close female friends. but i can feel my resistances even with miles and miles of cyberspace and complete anonymity between. i Still feel threatened. i feel sad about that. i feel a little jealous reading other siren’s list of gifts. even if i have the same qualities! haha! i feel so threatened and inferior. i mean that’s not the only feeling i feel when reading them but it the one that disturbs me. i also feel proud and like yum what a great bunch of women and i feel honored to share this space with them.

    i think this is appropriate for what rori wrote in this post about focussing on my gifts and the great parts of my life and beingness rather than coveting or feeling bad by comparing to others.

    i reaally really want female friends. and a boyfriend. and goals i set and achieve. and acknowledgement. and $$$! hah. and great health. and to do really well with my new hobbies. and travel. and have lots of great sex!

    i have been thinking of one of my exes lately. he is my number one choice. but it’s not Real. is Imaginary. is very easy to make and imaginary relationship seem very good. since it only exists in my imagination.



  20.  #20Linmayu on March 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I feel glad Daria listed so many gifts because I stole about a quarter of them to put on my written list where I keep adding new ones… 😀

    I also meant to say earlier, I feel so inspired by Erin G’s story. It feels incredibly wonderful to read about the Rori-stuff working for someone who is married.



  21.  #21Tracy on March 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Dorothea,

    thanks for noting…i feel that themore i open up to my feelings the more i relate to people around me…feels very inspiring….

    Daria..

    thats one beautiful goddess list!you go gal!feel happy for you u!

    Hugs

    Tracy



  22.  #22Daria on March 23, 2009 at 12:41 am

    I’m feeling better. I got encouragement from my sister herself today about her own situation. Which feels a little embarassing considering it’s her who’s going through it and I was the one losing it. It also feels good because I feel really acknowledged for caring. I want to take real good care of myself and find some good support for myself for those moments when I feel overwhelmed by fear…

    it turns out I just got my period yesterday so I know a lot of what I was feeling was amplified by hormones and feeling out of control happens often for me before I get my period… the situation I deal with becomes too much for me whether it is life threatening or not… very interesting that I was aware of this possibly being an issue this time and consciously asking myself to sink in and bear through the feeling this time and felt interested to see that my period really did come (on its own YAY). I am now on day two and am starting to feel my usual “I feel good” feelings returning, as well as my hope and faith.

    Also interested, inspired, and proud of myself for learning. No wonder my body wasn’t getting my period regularly. It can be a very difficult time for me emotionally where I feel intense pain (and also joy sometimes). I am sure I am going to learn how to feel my way through this in a more and more feel good way. I feel proud of myself. I feel relieved. I feel I have the deliverance I was praying for. Thank you God. I am strenghthened. Thank you body. You are very in tune with the universe to get your period on the full moon. High five! Right on for cooperation with the conscious mind. Yay. You are very strong, brave and loving body. We will practice focusing on the outcome we WANT. It will get easier and easier.

    Yay.



  23.  #23Daria on March 23, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I meant to get my period on the new moon and all by myself. Yay. I feel very grateful to my body. I am glad to be a woman. I am magic. Magic period woman. Hehe.



  24.  #24Mercedes on March 23, 2009 at 6:45 am

    This has nothing to do with anything here, but I thought it was funny. I have “google Sense” ads on my blog. When I logged into it today, the add was for Rori’s website: ReconnectYourRealationship.com How cool is THAT? 🙂



  25.  #25cookie on March 23, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Linmayu,

    I absolutely love your list, the way you wrote them is so beautifully described. I have many of these same gifts as well and I want to add them to my list too.



  26.  #26Rori Raye on March 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Mercedes – love that! Rori



  27.  #27Rori Raye on March 23, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Ooooh, these lists are amazing – I can almost SEE each of you in your list, and it just lifts my heart. Please, please keep writing these and putting them where you can see them and reding them over and sending them to me.

    And Daria – yeaaay to your goddess body that works with the energies of the universe, in flow…

    Love, Rori



  28.  #28Dorothea on March 23, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Daria, I have PCOS and feel hopeful from your story. I get my period maybe every 10 weeks and I HATE the pill. I would love to know more about how you did it.
    -Dora



  29.  #29Daria on March 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Hi Dora,

    That was about how often I would get my period as well, although I have never been diagnosed with anything.

    What has helped me the most is acupuncture. It seems that even one session before my period was due helped bring it on time.

    I also know and did a few days worth of exercises of a very hormone regulating, women oriented “stretchy” workout called T-tapp. You can look for it under T-tapp.com. there are also free exercises of which I believe the Organ in Place Half Frogs would be helpful for regulating those hormones. I would actually recommend this workout to all Goddesses because it just feels so good, ! First thing it does is increase the strength of your spine so that we can have a strong “flower stem.”

    There is also AMAZING information in the T-tapp forums about all kinds of women problems and so many people sharing and helping. You can do a search under PCOS and see what comes up.

    They also have a skin tightening program which comes with specially cultivated (selected by the trainer Teresa Tapp and high grade) alfalfa capsules and a body brush that when I did take them remember feeling much more regular and balanced hormonally. I did not take them this time because I would rather not take capsules because I like more natural and gentle ways of taking herbs. Although now that I think about it, those alfalfa capsules would not be as dangerous as taking some other herbs because I really trust T-tapp’s stuff. I actually have them on the counter and am considering starting them again. Really helps my skin too.

    I also did EFT for getting my period on time. EFT is a mental technique where you tap on certain acupuncture points while speaking to yourself. It can really work on Anything! for some people, and it’s starting to work on a lot of things for me. There are a lot of videos on youtube that can show you how to do it, then you can just adapt it for yourself.

    There are also herbs that you can make “overnite teas” in a closed jar or something that if you drink a cup or two everyday can help bring on your period. One that works for me is Parsley! If I drink a lot of it (carry a huge jar or waterbottle around with me) for 3-4 days and then Stop. My period comes after that. However: WARNING those days I have drank it I feel unusually sad, just sitting there crying and feeling awful, until I stop drinking it and it all clears out like rain. Doesn’t mean you would feel the same, however, and the sadness clears fast.

    To sum it all up I would REALLY reccommend starting with acupuncture. It helped me so much and you will FEEL it working right away. They are really well trained in regulating the period issues. If you have never tried acupuncture think of it as a spa treatment. The needle prick feels no worse than slightly pressing your nail onto your skin.



  30.  #30Daria on March 23, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    PS – I don’t use hormone birth control because after using the patch I got an irregular pap smear and I intuited that the patch was responsible, and there were a lot of other changes happening in my body from it. I looked up some natural health stuff on the internet and it does seem that some people believe that hormone birth control could cause cervix issues. I know for some people it works well but for me no way. I feel like I took a lot of hormones when I was younger in the emergency after pill form and it would throw off my period. Now here I am trying to help my body to for the first time in my life be regular.

    I have certain herbs called Queen Anne’s Lace to chew on as an after-sex birth control but have not needed to use them that often. I also have a note of my body’s cycle related issues and make notes on it before I go to bed. I try to feel where I am in my cycle and when I could get pregnant. I also have not been having sex often so that has been birth control for real. If I were, I would actually choose to rely on the Queen Anne’s Lace herbs and timing alone, I really believe in herbs potency.



  31.  #31Dorothea on March 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Daria, HUGE HUG. Srsly d00d. Your information is wonderful; I feel really excited to look into some of these things. I will definitely try acupuncture, although I have no idea where to look for a practitioner.
    ————————————————-

    As for listing my gifts, I feel frozen. Like if someone catches me saying wonderful things about myself, they will call me out as ridiculous or cocky. Maybe I just feel very distracted by my mid-term projects today?



  32.  #32alias girl on March 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    testing.

    having trouble posting.

    testing.



  33.  #33alias girl on March 23, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    test.



  34.  #34Daria on March 23, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Dorothea… I feel happy thanks for the hug. I too feel uncomfortable like I will be called ridiculous and cocky. I see that as a good thing though because when I “do it anyway” it kind of opens up my comfort level so that next time I wouldn’t feel as ridiculous and arrogant.

    It’s kinda like when I try to date a guy “not my type” maybe next time I will see a guy that looks similar and feel more comfortable dating him too…

    Like the minesweeper effect. Step on one square and bigger horizons open up.



  35.  #35Dorothea on March 23, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Minesweeper comment = gold
    I love that visual. It feels totally appropriate and reminds me of head-driven phrase structure grammar which I am trying to freaking figure out for a mid-term project, coincidence?!?!?!?!?!

    I can see myself stepping on minesweeper squares outside of my comfort zone just to see what horizons open up. I am prepared for the risk of hitting a mine but excitedly anticipating the horizons that will open up. This feels like a courageous and authentic visual. You could call it the Minesweeper Tool.



  36.  #36Daria on March 23, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Oooh Dorothea thanks! I really like what you said about accidentaly hitting the mine… I didn’t really work that in there before… it’s like yes it can happen, but it’s not game over this time!… yay!

    I feel SOO Curious and excited please tell me what kinda grammar phrase structure are you talking about I totally love grammar…!!! I am feeling soooo curious about it lol it feels a little embarassing…



  37.  #37Daria on March 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Hehe I looked it up myself! Seems like a lot going on with head-driven phrase structure grammar… am going to read more carefully now…



  38.  #38Daria on March 23, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Dorothea – about the acupuncture…

    I had it done in highschool for a psychology project and hadn’t tried it since.

    Now when I decided to try it, I literally just walked into a clinic I was walking by. I was not sorry. Later I did a google search for clinics in my area.



  39.  #39Dorothea on March 24, 2009 at 8:34 am

    There’s actually an acupuncture practice i found a block away that specializes is female reproduction, which feels exciting, but the cost is very high, around 100 dollars a session! She also offers herbs and diet advice, etc.

    I love linguistics and I really love love love grammar but universal grammars and grammar systems make my head spin. I am currently writing a paper that attempts to talk about Noam Chomsky’s Minimalist Program and its relationship to other grammar programs in terms a human being could actually understand. My final project will be the paper and a presentation which in my case will be a short, friendly lecture on the material (Prof. says FIVE MINUTES wtf?), so if this material interests you I will happily forward it to you in a few weeks.

    Ok, enough procrastinating with all this side chatter and not participating in the thread. I’ve been feeling too distracted lately to focus on myself closely enough to make a gift list, but I am going to do it now even though I feel like it will be a sucky list, but I really feel and know that I’m procrastinating because I don’t feel like I’m in a “place” to do a perfect job, and that’s what’s really going on here. I feel so proud to be able to holler “stop” at myself when something is starting to get out of control, and then I sit my butt down where I am and feel out where I am. It feels like coming out of zombie mode where all creativity and logic were turned off. And then I can feel my way to my honest truth which is the how and why of my procrastination instead of mindlessly avoiding it because it feels bad. Being able to “snap out of it” feels great and gives me a lot of pride, even if it takes a couple of days. I feel powerful and genuinely in control.

    My Gift List
    -I don’t let big challenges scare me off
    -I acquired the above gift through real life experience and hard work
    -I have a beautiful physical shape
    -I can play a difficult musical instrument well
    -I am a fast learner
    -I can speak and/or translate 4 foreign languages
    -I pursued my heart and discovered something that I loved to do for the rest of my life. I see this as a gift I have because I feel like so many people are scared to “go there.”
    -I am a good speller
    -I am a freak
    -I have very long eyelashes and big eyes
    -I have huge, long, thick, curly hair that annoys me but pleases others
    -I can straighten my hair in 45 minutes and I am proud of the work I’ve put in my whole life to cut that time down from two or three hours.
    -I have a good eye for aesthetics in decorating and in fashion
    -I am a trooper. I can go camping or traveling for long periods of time, or keep up with a busy schedule.
    -I really connect with music
    -I can move my body in sexy ways
    -I always get ideas about how I can help people I know
    -I know when it’s ok to not offer help to someone
    -I really appreciate men in general and feel grateful for them

    I think I am going to keep this list thing up a little later and save it on my computer. Have a nice day everyone!



  40.  #40alias girl on March 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    i feel like dating all the sirens here bc you are all so fab with such awesome gifts! (i’m hetero though so no go) but you people are so awesome.

    i looked up that grammar thing and my brain turned to fuzz. heehee. it was like huh?

    i <3 siren island. xoxo



  41.  #41Ann on March 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Another gift I have is I like to draw sometimes. If you haven’t seen the leopard protecting siren island drawing yet you can see it here.

    http://lovinglifeasme.blogspot.com/

    YAY YAY computer working at the moment after my phone line was put back up.



  42.  #42Daria on March 24, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Alias Girl hehe… same thing happened to my brain. I am going to wait for Dora to finish her paper and hopefully read that for some clarity.



  43.  #43Daria on March 24, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    How cute Ann! I feel really inspired by your drawing… to me it feels very childlike and joyful… I feel really freed by the idea that you can feel good doing art like this. I have always dismissed my own art as too childlike to be of value. I now feel free to appreciate it more. Thank you. I feel pressure in my head and feel touched like I’m almost getting tears. Weird. I feel sad… thank you…

    I love my feelings…

    I feel scared that my parents would criticize my art… and that is ok… I feel weird… I feel sad… I feel squeezings in my left hand’s fingers… I love the squeezing in my fingers, and in my chest and in my neck…

    that feels like smiling and I love that…

    time for work… yay…
    I feel happy that I feel calm and content about going to work… yipyip… I feel like a baby chicken. loool…. I feel yellow gold and fuzzy… yes… I feel sooo cute….



  44.  #44Ann on March 24, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you Daria, I’m glad you liked it. It feels good that you enjoyed it. I’m not a artist perse(sp) in that I could sale my work.

    But I am a artist. Because to me art(in any form) is about expression.It feels great for people to like. But it also feels great to create(express) myself in whatever medium I’m dealing with.

    For a long time I wrote poetry but most of it was for families who had lost love ones. They’ve been read a eulogies(sp) and people have told me it was a gift and asked how did I come up with those words. The words were often what they thought the love one would of said to them had they had the chance. I always told them it wasn’t me talking the words just came to me.

    I share that to encourage you and everyone else to create your art ever how you’d like. You don’t have to share it with anyone. However, I really enjoy seeing the things others have created out of their spirit.

    I feel sooooooo happy to be able to write a long post. LOL



  45.  #45alias girl on March 24, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    yae ann i LOVE our protective leopard you drew for the beautiful sirens on the island. aw. xoxo. aw.

    and yae you can post more than a sentence now too! 🙂



  46.  #46Linmayu on March 24, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Ann, I love the leopard. I know I sure as hell can’t draw like that. However, I could totally design amazing, ubersexy outfits for all the Sirens on the island…



  47.  #47alias girl on March 25, 2009 at 1:00 am

    ooooh i want a uber sexy outift! that sounds fun! i feel very happy. i am back online on my dating site and it triggers me but less so. which feels good. it’s almost like a zen exercise. can i get to the point where i am absolutely Not triggered by a man’s poor behavior towards me? it sounds like an awful exercise but some part of me wants to conquer being triggered by men’s poor behavior. where it literally doesn’t zap me and i just make a decision. yes i want that or no i don’t. yes i like banana cream pie but i don’t drink coffee. coffee just doesn’t suit me. it doesn’t do anything good for me or my body or my state of mind or my life. so no thank you. but hey thanks for stopping by.

    also i have been practicing listening at level 2 again. i know we learned level three but so.etimes i can feel me being all about me and i don’t believe that’s going to make for a good partner in a romantic relationship.

    and i want an uber sexy outfit!!!



  48.  #48Ann on March 25, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Alias Girl, Reshi I feel more thrilled to know even more ladies love our leopard. I hope heartbeat sees it since she inspired the idea of the leopard to me.

    Reshi I’d also like a ubersexy outfit, or at least to see the design if you ever do one. I bet they would be beautiful.

    Alias Girl your almost zen experiment sounds very intersting. I feel that would be a great place to be. To not let a man’s poor behavior bother me would be a FANTASTIC accomplishment.

    I’m getting back into level 3 listening(back stepped a little) I thought it would be chaotic to me but it’s actually very calming which was a surprise.

    I’m going on the look out later today for some glow in the dark sidewalk chalk. My DGD and I(and her mama too if she wants to play) are going to paint the town(sidewalks) up.

    My inner child and goddess self are going to go out and play together the next couple of days. Hope we don’t get in trouble lol.



  49.  #49Dorothea on March 25, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I love the leopard. Thank you.

    the grammar thing turns my mind to fuzz, too. alas……..
    <3 <3 <3 to all the Sirens! Holla!



  50.  #50Aggy on May 12, 2009 at 3:02 am

    I am down to earth
    I love people especiaaly children
    ooh I realy realy love babies
    I love myself
    I love God
    I try to understand from another persons perspective ( not always)
    I get along fairly well with people
    I love nature
    I am a good listner
    I like socializing
    I feel very good when I help someone
    I value poeple
    I can control my anger (have realy improved on this one)
    I am patient
    Lately I’ve been able to let go, this makes me feel good



  51.  #51Uschi on September 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I am not any of the above except that I am a damn good floral designer



  52.  #52niki on April 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    um I think im gifted I mean im sensitive I care for others so I think im gifted….. maybe …….I want to be tested.



  53.  #53niki on April 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    blah blah blah and what is with the uber sexy stuff I mean just keep the sexy stuff to your self man you nasty come on I may be some random person and only 8 years old but I know what it means so stuff.