Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Standing at the Crossroads

“What are four walls, anyway? They are what they contain. The house protects the dreamer. Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game. It’s such a surprise.” – Frances Mayes Tonight I watched one of my favorite movies: Under The Tuscan Sun. As always, I found myself immersed in emotion soup … laughter, tears, goosebumps and aha moments. Diane Lane plays a newly divorced writer named Frances Mayes who goes to Italy on vacation, sent there by her pregnant lesbian friend and her friend’s partner. A series of cosmically coincidental meetings and celestial signs sprinkle throughout, and Frances buys a crumbling villa in Tuscany. She wistfully casts her desires for someone to cook for, a wedding to take place in the home, and a family to live there. Those wishes come to pass in profound and unexpected ways.
The most poignant part of the movie occurs when Frances is in conversation with Martini, the realtor she befriended who helped negotiate the purchase of the villa. She bemoans her circumstances, wondering if her life will ever turn around and allow her to feel a sense of home. He says to her: Signora, between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come. Someday the train will come. Each day I awaken and, like Frances, find myself ‘standing at the crossroads’, wondering which way to turn. I question why my life circumstances appear as they do at the moment and what steps to take to have them blossom more fully into what I desire. I gaze backward and see when and where I have laid the train tracks in impossibly steep mountainous terrain. I notice, with gratitude, who it is that has worked on the railroad with me, swinging the hammers and pounding steel into rocky ground. I question what it is that has me knowing eventually Vienna and Venice will connect and that the train will arrive, carrying on it the work I was born to do and the partner with whom to share my villa. Each day, like Frances, I celebrate the family of choice that embraces me and the beauty and magic that I encounter. Each day, like Frances, I notice the messages that arrive ushering me into “the four walls,” in which, “unmistakably good things can happen, even late in the game.” Ciao, Bella. Bliss Kisses Do you feel as if you are standing at a crossroads in your life? What wishes have you scattered out into the Universe? In what ways have they come to pass? Are you willing to get on the train and see where it takes you? See bio info below: I am the author of a book called The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary that I call 'my first best seller'. I invite you into a world in which 'impossible dreams' become 'I'm possible realities' in which readers learn to live rich, fully juicy lives, moving through life change with greater grace and ease than they thought imaginable. Enter The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary -by Edie Weinstein, published by Balboa Press, a subsidiary of Hay House. http://t.co/CCSI8O3c Do you long for a life that sings and soars? Do you have dreams and desires that light you up from the inside? What what it would be like to be a human sparkler?
This book beckons you to take a step into the life you have always wanted-filled with love, abundance, adventure, success, healing, joy, healthy relationships, self exploration and fun. Come along on a journey with the Bliss Mistress and learn to become Mistress or Master of your own bliss. The book also features an interview with His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Edie Weinstein is a work in progress, like everyone else on the planet; the artist of her own design and the mistress of her own bliss. She is a career journalist with 23 years experience interviewing some of the most amazing movers and shakers on the planet, including Ben & Jerry,Shirley MacLaine, Ram Dass, Michael Beckwith, Jack Canfield, Alan Cohen, Karen Drucker, Judith Orloff, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Dan Millman, Wayne Dyer, Elizabeth Lesser, Arielle Ford, Debbie Ford, SARK, Bernie Siegel and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In addition, she is an interfaith minister, dynamic motivational speaker, opti-mystic, (seeing the world through the eyes of possibility), transformational coach, social worker and PR Goddess. Edie was co-founder and co-publisher of Visions Magazine (1988-1998) She writes a regular column for Wisdom Magazine called The Bliss Mistress Guide www.wisdom-magazine.com, a daily blog for the interfaith website Beliefnet, called the Bliss Blog http://features.beliefnet.com/blissblog and a weekly blog for VividLife www.vividlife.me, as well as a growing number of other venues. She speaks on subjects such as spirituality, transformation, recovery, weathering the winds of change, relationships, love, communication, co-dependence, stress management, time management, manna-festation, loss and grief, sexuality, re-creating your life. Her presentations/workshops are experiential, interactive and lively. The style is conversational and dynamic. People laugh and cry. The workshops include music, movement, meditation, art, writing, small and large group interaction. Here are a few recent radio interviews, for your listening pleasure http://www.blogtalkradio.com/realriches/2011/12/06/real-riches-with-tanna-corona http://www.blogtalkradio.com/consciousdiscussions/2012/02/26/world-of-writing-with-edie-weinstein A fun interview with Bryan-Carlton Flournoy Making It All Click (http://the-metatelepathic-clinic.com/test_podcast2.pl?idnumber=325Edi&genderx=2) Listen in and feel free to share <3 Here is a youtube video for The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1zzoV923uw

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