Monday, 25 August 2008

This Blog is Now Closed

Thank you for stopping by. This blog is now closed. For more of the magic go to: Being the Magic; Sharing the Wonder - Part 3.

Lots of love,
Enocia

Welcome

This blog is a continuation from the previous one, Being the Magic; Sharing the Wonder. I will continue to focus on the Magic and Wonder that is life. I'm drawing on the song Sweet Freedom song by Michael McDonald, which happens to be one of my favourite songs of all time. I once had a dream where this song was blaring away. The song was there to remind me that I am the Magic.

No more runnin down the wrong road
Dancin to a different drum
Can't you see whats goin on
Deep inside your heart
Always searchin for the real thing
Livin like its far away
Just leave all the madness in yesterday
You're holdin the key
When you believe it

Chorus:
Shine sweet Freedom
Shine your light on me
You are the MagicYou're right where I wanna be
Oh sweet freedom carry me along
We'll keep the spirit alive on and on
Sweet Freedom, Lyrics written by Rod Temperton

As always, the articles I'm sharing are my perspective only and not meant to instruct readers in any way. Make of them what you will.

For my current and previous blogs see My Other Blogs.

Love and gratitude to Ben Gilberti for designing the fractal.

Unless otherwise stated, all articles are copyright © 2008-2015 Enocia Joseph. You have my permission to copy and distribute articles for personal use only. Please include the link to the particular blog. For any other use other than personal, and any comments you might have, please email theoneinall@googlemail.com.

I am the Magic.

Enocia

Articles in Alphabetical Order

--A--

A Cry for Help
A Dream is A Dream is a Dream - Revisited
A Gem
A Gentle Nudge in the Right Direction
A Little Help From My Friend
A Woman's Right to Plug Out of the System
Absence or Presence?
Another Wake Up Call
Another Year, Another Cycle
At Last, Free Travel!
Awww, How Sweet!

--B--

Being the Change I Want to See
Bless!
Break Down in Communication
Breaking the Ice

--C--

California Dreaming
Chill Out!
Cold Cola, Cool!
Cravings

--D--

Diagon Alley
Distance is Very Good
Do My Boobs Look Big in This?
Doing What Comes Natural - Revisited
Dreaming the Weather
Drop Dead Gorgeous!

--E--

Emergency Response Unit
ET, You are Already Home!
Everything is Working Out Perfectly
Expansion

--F--

Fancy a Bit of How's Your Father?
Fancy a Game of Footy?
Firework Display
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants
Following the Rainbow
Freewill? Do Me a Favour!

--G--

Gift of Love - The Rose
Getting Back in the Zone
Getting in On the 8 Act
Going for Gold - Eight

--H--

Happy 888!



Heart Transplant
History Repeating Itself
How to Beat the System
How Ridiculous!

--I--

I am No Bodhisattva
I Can See Clearly Now
Impact - Revisited
In No Time at All
In Spirit
Inspiration - Revisited
It's a Good Day to Love
It's a Miracle!
It's All Good!
It's Good to Be Home

--J--

Jammy Bugger!
Journey into the Future
Just in Case

--K--

Keeping Up Appearances
Kindred Spirit
Kindred Spirit - 2
Kiss, Kiss - Mwa, Mwa!

--L--

Letting Nature Take Its Course - Revisited
Life is a Symphony
Life is Like a Box of Chocolates
Life Review
Like Attracts Like
Listen to Your Heart
Living by the P.E.E. Principle
Living the Magic
Love Alerts
Love Conquers All
Love is All in All
Love is All in All - Part 2
Love is All That Matters
Love is Running Through Me
Love to 8 You
Love's Organising Principle

--M--

Make-up Tips
Me and My Fancy Education!
Milking It For All It's Worth
Milking It For All It's Worth - Part 2
More about Gifts of Love
More about the Magic Number
More about Self-Belief
My Dream Play Mate
My Favourite Channel
My Laptop
My Spirit Team

--N--

Nice Cold Milk
Nice Day for It
No Chance!
No Limits in Spirit
No Need to Ask
Nourishment
Now That's Entertainment!

--O--

Of Course I am My Body!
Oh, I Get It!
On Airbrushing
On Being a Blessing - Revisited
On Being a Maverick
On Being Cold-Blooded
One Long Jam Session
Oneness - Revisited
Only One Here!
Only One Here! - Part 2
Oops!
Oops, She's Done It Again!
Ours is Not to Reason Why

--P--

Persistence
Practice Makes Perfect

--Q--

Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day - 2
Quote of the Day - 3

--R--

Recurring Theme
Reliving the Joy
Reliving the Joy - Part 2
Reunion
Rock 'n' Roll

--S--

Second Nature
Seeing Double
Shiver Me Timbers!
Simple Life
Sir Penguin
Six Degrees of Separation
Snail Mail
Song of the Day
Stuck Record
Supermarket Sweep

--T--

Taking Command
Thank You for Keeping Me Posted
The Benefit of Hindsight
The Final Conflict
The Game of Healing and Channelling
The Magic Formula
The Power of Beliefs
The Power of Focus
The Power of Selfishness
The Saviour
The Secret Gardener
The Secret of Eternal Youth - Revisited
The Ten Invitations
The Tried and Tested Approach
The Universe Has Got It Covered
The Voice of Innocence
The Wonder of Dreaming
Thinking Outside the Box
This is My Day!
TLC - Tender Loving Care
Trusting in my Path; Taking the Dog for a Walk

--W--

Wake Up Call
Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink
What is Stamina?
What Will Be Will Be
When the Fire Gets Out of Control
Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is - Part 2
Which Came First - the Chicken or the Egg?
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Why I Love Playing with Masks

--Y--

You are An Angel!
You are Such a Sheep!
You Beauty!

Sunday, 24 August 2008

On Being a Blessing - Revisited

As much as I love chocolate, I do find that once I've satisfied my urge, I feel a bit empty. Sometimes I find that instead of spending 60 pence on a bar of chocolate, I would rather spend double the price on a packet of sweets and share them with others. This way, I get to milk the pleasure for all it's worth.

So I was thinking of getting a packet of sweets from my favourite food shop so I could share them with people I meet along the way. The next day a friend I met in the library, gave me a birthday card and in the card was a voucher for the same food shop. Good, my prayer has been answered.

I bought some toffees to share with my mother and with people I meet on my bus journeys. It's quite interesting how people react when you give something away for free. Some of them smile and say no thanks. Some tell me they don't eat sweets.

When I gave a bus driver some he said to me: "I don't know what I've done to deserve it."

I said, "You don't have to have done anything."

I mean, if God only blessed someone based on their good behaviour, I'll have a long wait to receive something from God.

One guy I offered some refused then offered me an unopened packet of mints. Just as I was going to open it and hand it back, he told me to keep the packet. I've heard it said that what you give is multiplied, that was the fastest multiplication I've ever witnessed. As the mints are a tad too strong for my liking, I gave them to my mother.

Later at the bookshop, I offered a customer a toffee and we ended up chatting about his career in catering where he used to work in restaurants that were frequented by celebrities. He's off work at the moment after an accident and thinking of launching his catering career. He even offered to buy me coffee but I declined as it was getting late.

On the way home, a guy sat next to me and I shared some sweets with him and he turned out to be the most interesting Christian! I've ever spoken to.

As I walked home, I saw my young friend who lives in the neighbourhood. After we'd hugged, I offered her some sweets. She said, "Thanks, I'll have two." That's what I love about my friend -she has no qualms about accepting gifts because she knows she's blessed.

I am infinitely blessed.
I am infinite blessings.

Enocia

Related articles: No Need to Ask; Milking It For All It's Worth; Make Room for Magic and Wonder; On Being Blessed and Being a Blessing; Trust in Love to Sort out the Details

Another Year, Another Cycle

Another year, another cycle has been completed. Today is my birthday.

It's been a wonderful year.

I'm so grateful for the many wonderful experiences Love has brought my way.

I'm so grateful to have lived for 42 years old and still look ageless. Cycles may come and go, but I'll always remain the same.

I look forward to lots more opportunities to love and be loved.

I also look forward to sharing more magic and wonder.

Cheers!

Enocia

Related articles: Love Alerts; Nothing Really Changes; A Day to Remember; It's My Birthday!

Friday, 22 August 2008

Another Wake Up Call

Last night I watched a documentary on television called Extraordinary People: A Woman with Giant Legs about a woman with "Proteus Syndrome" which makes her legs grow enormous compared to the rest of her body. Doctors don't know why her legs keep expanding and their only advise is for her to have both legs amputated, which will mean she would be stuck in a wheel chair. The woman, accompanied by her best friend, travelled to America to see if the experts could offer her a better options like prosthetic legs if she does go through with the amputations.

Despite her "disability" she still keeps going. She's got a degree, she can drive, she does charity work, and she keeps optimistic. At the end of the documentary we're left wondering what happens to her next. Does she go with the surgery or does she keep her legs?

As I was watching the documentary I kept wondering why she was going through that experience? Why am I watching this documentary in the first place?

This morning as I was waiting for the bus, I chatted to an elderly lady in her seventies or eighties who lives in the neighbourhood. She said how much things have changed over the years. She said in the past, around April or May, people would put away their winter clothing and bedding in preparation for summer and won't get them out again till in October or November. Now, you can't be sure because the weather has changed. No two days are the same.

As we were chatting, another woman turned up. She smiled and I returned her smile. The friend I was speaking to said hello and asked her how she was and she said she's still got her aches and pains. Now this woman has got a reputation for driving people away because she's constantly complaining. She told my friend she must feel the same way about her pain.

My friend said to the woman: "Did you watch that documentary last night about that young lady with giant legs?"

"No."

"Well, you should have seen it. This woman could hardly move but you didn't hear her complaining, she just got on with it."

The other woman said nothing and looked pensive.

When the bus arrived, I sat next to my friend and we discussed the documentary. My friend said the documentary had inspired her. She said if the other woman who is constantly complaining knew how much pain she's in, she wouldn't complain the way she does. My friend said whenever she's tempted to complain about her lot in life, she thinks of someone worse off. She said once she met a woman in the neighbourhood who she helped to get to the bus stop. She said the woman can hardly walk and yet she always carries with her sweets and chocolates to give to others. That woman is always in a good mood.

It would seem that the woman in the documentary is serving a purpose - inspiring others to never give up.

Enocia

Related articles: Love is All in All - Part 2; Wake Up Call; Everything Has a Purpose; I Would Rather Be Grateful, Thank You; Not All Suffering Is

What is Stamina?

The other day I took a walk with a friend. When I saw her yesterday she said it had taken her two days to recover from our walk, which made me laugh. I teased her that we'd only walked down the road. I said I can walk for miles and not get tired. She said she's not like me, she needs time to recover.

Hmmm, and there was I planning to take her to my favourite park. I'd better scrap that idea then.

Later I got thinking about stamina. Is it possible I can walk for miles without getting tired because I have the stamina for it?

Do me a favour! I don't even have the stamina to wash the dishes without feeling exhausted, let alone going on long hikes. What helps me is I let God do everything.

Letting God do everything is rather like getting in a car and being driven to my destination. I'm hardly going to feel tired when I'm not doing any work, am I?

God doesn't play favourites. We can all ask for God's infinite power to express through us.

I have no stamina, I have God.

Enocia

Related articles: The Secret of Eternal Youth - Revisited; Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink; Reliving the Joy - Part 2; How Sweet!; Can We All Play?; You Do It!; Fitting a Square Peg into a Round Hole

Love Alerts

A friend asked me today if I could put him on my blog alert so he can be notified every time I post an article on my blog.

It got me thinking of the Infinite Love Alert that I have built within me. I have observed that every time there is an opportunity that I will enjoy, Infinite Love sends me an alert. A lot of the time it's not even something I would even have considered, but Love lets me know anyway, and it always turns out to be wonderful and something I enjoy. Here's one such example.

For the last four years I've been attending Open House London, which is when a lot of buildings that are usually closed to the public are open so people can explore their architecture. I never seem to remember the actual weekend but every time, without fail, I'm alerted when to go.

The first time "Open House London" was brought to my attention was when I was walking past a historical building called House of St Barnabas, which had a long queue of people outside. I asked someone why they were queuing up and I was told there was a guided tour. So I joined them. As the guide was giving us the tour of the house, in my mind's eye I saw a woman with a long skirt tumbling down the stairs. Just at that moment, the guide told us that people in the olden days used to get their skirts caught around the edges. I realised I was seeing the past. I decided to tune out of that reality as I wasn't interested in ghost hunting.

The next time I went to "Open House London" was when someone approached me and asked if I fancied going on a tour of Christopher Wren church buildings in the city of London. (Christopher Wren designed St Paul's Cathedral). I was delighted to join the tour.

Last year while I was travelling on the bus on my way to meet up a friend for lunch, I eavesdropped someone speaking on her mobile about "Open House London," which alerted me that it was taking place on that same day. When my friend and I went to a cafe, we sat next to two women who had an "Open House London" brochure. They told us they had just explored the United Grand Lodge of England building. As neither of us had been there before, my friend and I decided to explore the building, which was very interesting.

Yesterday I noticed a woman with this year's "Open House London" brochure which alerted me that it was coming up soon. Given that it's four weeks away, I was quite surprised I had been alerted so soon. I picked up a brochure to browse. It felt overwhelming going through it as there are so many buildings to see. I decided I was going to trust that the building that wants my attention will make itself known.

Later I went to the bookshop. While I was browsing, I had the "Open House London" brochure beside me. A man sat on the sofa next to me and asked if he could have a look at the brochure as he wanted to check whether the building he works in, The Stables Art Gallery in Neasden, has been listed. It turns out my friend is the manager of that gallery. As I'm not familiar with that area of London, I decided it was worth paying a visit to that building on the day. My friend also recommended other areas of interests in the Neasden area including the Underground Bunker and the Hindu Temple, which is meant to be the largest Hindu temple outside of India. Aha, so that's why I was alerted so soon about "Open House London" so I could connect with my friend at the bookshop.

As my friend and I chatted, I was reminded of another time I'd chatted to him briefly at the bookshop. He had made me laugh. He said he was very fortunate to have had a job doing what he loves; he's an artist, an art teacher and been running the art gallery. He said he's at a point when he's about to retire from his job at the gallery and wants to explore who he is. We chatted about the magic and power of Love. He said he believed Love brought his parents together even though one was Jewish and the other Gentile. He said he's a product of that marriage. We chatted until his partner arrived and joined us on the sofa. She focused on playing crosswords in the newspaper while I continued to chat to her boyfriend. Now and again she asked us to help with her crosswords. My friends even shared some of their chocolates with me. It was lovely to make new friends.

Thank you, Love, for your constant alerts. You always link me up with people I resonate with and introduce me to experiences I love. I can't wait to explore Neasden.

Enocia

Related articles: Life is Like a Box of Chocolates; California Dreaming; Love Conquers All; Ghost Haunters; God is in the Details; What a Treat!; Inexhaustible Love; The Love Sensor