Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Monday GORGEOUS!

Gosh, I feel like it has been so long. HI!!!

In 3 hours I will turn in the FINAL edit of my book. To commemorate this special time I have made a promise to myself. Live the life you write about Kris. Stop bossing everyone else around and start listening to yourself. Ok, Ok, FOR REAL, OK!

Funny, the universe runs on perfect timing. Check it out this email that drove to my inbox this morning, I think it's a cyber message from JBEE (if you don't know my silly lingo by now, that means Jesus, Buddha, Elvis Etc). :)

"I want to live my next life backwards.
You start out dead and get that out of the way.
Then you wake up in an old age home feeling better every day.
Then you get kicked out for being too healthy.
You enjoy your retirement and collect your pension.
Then when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day.
You work 40 years until you're too young to work.
You get ready for High School: drink alcohol, party, and you're generally promiscuous.
Then you go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, and you have no responsibilities.
Then you become a baby, and spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in luxury, in spa-like conditions: central heating, room service on tap.
And finish off as an orgasm.
I rest my case."

I think Robert Benson wrote this, if not, sorry real author. Don’t sue me.

Because we are part of this Crazy Sexy Family, part of our list also includes educating ourselves and bringing health and vitality into our lives. I bow to you. Do you bow to you? Once again I am reminding myself to play. God is in the play especially when we add heaping cakes of soul seeking. As always, it’s an ACTIVE balance (meaning it just doesn't poof, happen).

Peace and furious typing,


Amy Huff said...

Wow, the universe really is awesome! I've really had a hard time trying to fit it all in and as I was making the hubby watch with me for this 50th viewing, it really sunk in what you guys were saying about how you don't get spiritual "you are spiritual". It was such an "oh", I get it now moment.

Cathy Bueti said...

Congrats on finishing the book!! Can't wait to read it!
I love this post....The whole time I was reading my head was nodding :)

I have a hard time finding that balance. I am getting better with my nutrition but I always leave my mind in the backseat somewhere. And I think that is just as if not more important. But why is that so dam hard??

Great post Kris! And I am loving the forum! So fun, and such a warm place to get support.

You go girl!!


skyecat said...

Thank you Kris. Congratulations on completing your book.

Thank you for the beautiful flower and lovely blue sky...I truly needed that.

Have a Happy, Healthy St Patrick's day...and instead of corned beef and green beer, eat extra green veggies today...


Survivorchick said...

First, Congratulations Kris!!! Can't wait to read it!!!

Secondly, I want to live my next life just like his!

I also loved the sunflower and sky. I love taking pictures of all sorts of flowers, so this was such a nice thing to see on a Monday morning!

Rhonda Radliff said...

Balance you say? Like a teeter totter on the playground? I was never good at that thang. Now with life and death in the balance I choose to run from end to end of the teeter totter just to get that woooosh feeling when everything tips over the middle. Remember playing that dangerous game when your mom wasn't looking?

Ok, seriously, balance. I just don't think it happens in this life. A very wise old kid minister once told me that by God's design we are all out of balance, and only in community do we find something like balance. Some of us like loud music, some soft music, some silence. Each of us teaching the other about who we are and who we aren't, as individuals and as the family of humans.

Solitude teaches us some things, but in community we seek balance because of the continuous push and pull between others and ourselves. Eventually we learn we are all connected so breathe and body surf instead of fighting the waves.

We are divine spirits. What a day to rejoice and be glad in it.

May we each find a moment for ourselves and each other...because we are by design God(etc)'s Beloved.

Congrats on the book kiddo! God is smiling with you. Now can you come out to play? hahahaha

bav said...

A collective breath....

As always, even after this past week, you have found the words from your soul to uplift and inspire.

I can't wait for the next chapter!I love you, girl!!


Anonymous said...

I understand that feeling of the quickly approaching deadline and it can be tough. Hang in there!

Thank you for sharing this quote, it gave me chills. I've been feeling the same way lately (about practicing what I preach). I feel like I'm bursting to tell people about this amazing way of life. Ideas, hopes, and new powerful knowledge is always swimming around in my brain. At the same time, the things we do on a smaller scale (meditation, yoga, juicing, living and eating green, self-care) that allow us to give more to others. And sometimes I need to remember to just listen.

The community that you have created has been my guiding light. I am reminded on a daily basis to do these nourishing and positive things because of the CSL posse! It is so exciting to think of all that this community has done for people and the creative and powerful things that are to come. I can't wait to read your new book.


Anonymous said...

Kris - My day is off to a great start due to your wonderful image of a beautiful sunflower AND the idea that if we lived life backwards we could end it all with the big "OOOOOO"!!! Now THTAT'S an interesting concept! I've come to terms with death and dying - had I known this earlier I wouldn't have spent much time pondering the whole damn process!!! Thanks, kiddo - keep up your great work. M

Firefly said...

I simply love this quote!! Lately I have been saying to my hubby, "now that the kids are in college I feel so old and what do we do now?" You have reminded me to rephrase this to " We could do anything now!" (I did just start a belly dancing class woo-hoo!)

Many congratulations on your book Kris, you are one of those people who I call an angel walking around here on earth :)

And some good news...just got word that my PET scan done on Friday came back clear! In June I will be 5 years post lung cancer!!


Sabrina said...

Happy Monday!! Give yourself HUGE pats on the back for finishing your book, Kris!! I, along with everyone else, can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your next book. Your words of wisdom are so empowering --- and give yourself a break! You can't be superwoman all the time, Kris. We are all one in the same and no one is perfect. =) Give yourself whopping loads of credit for all the fantastic gifts you have shared with the world. THANK YOU!!!

I also have to take this opportunity to thank you, Druhmil & everyone else who contributed to making the Crazy Sexy Life Forum. It most definitely lives up to its' name & I am so happy to be a part of it!

Now go pamper yourself for a little while!!


Debbie Young said...

Good Fabulous Monday to you Kris!
I want to enlarge that quote and wallpaper my house with it.. hubby would be mad but hey, it's my house too! Yeah on the book!!! your fingers must be sore!

I just finished a very revealing meditation.. it is my Osho mind/body balancing guided talk to your body,make friends with it, ask it what you can do better etc... the message my body sent me is exactly what you are saying.. it asked for singing, for joy, for lightness.. the mental images were of heavy stones, beating me with guilt, laying on my mind with worry, in my feet with heaviness, in my intestines as toxins... all needed to get transformed.. they turned into butterflies.. light airy ethereal colorful butterflies....
We all need to dump our "stones" and embrace the crazy 10 year old that is who we really are! So do some cartwheels, blow on a dandelion, sing a silly song and play like you mean it!

love love love you my friend!
DEB Mayor owner of many beautiful butterflies!

Jessie said...

Deb, I think you mean embrace the inner hot mess tranny!!
Play outside today kids. Enjoy life.
Kris, I am anxiously awaiting your next book. How much more could you possibly change my life!?
Remember to slow down everyone. Life has gotten too crazy for me and I finally just stopped last night, sat on the couch with my loved one, and enjoyed nothing. Just my dogs. It was fantastic.
Love you all.

Anonymous said...

Kris ~ what a great post! What a great day! What a great life!
Congrats on finishing the book chica, can't wait to read it... :)
Now.. find that balance girl.. you sure do need it.
I am finally, FINALLY feeling like my old self. Ughh... what a long time coming. I am feeling positive again, hit the gym this morning, after my sabbatical... I just feel alive. I honestly haven't felt this way in a long time it seems... I missed it and wondered if it would ever return.
Thanks for your inspiration!
xoxo Kristy

scnewme said...

Kris, what a beautiful picture - sunflowers are my fav! But your words are even more beautiful...just what I needed as we seem to finally break through these winter doldrums! Congrats on getting the book done, hope you get some rest and have some fun - God knows you deserve it after all you do for us!

Love and cheers on St. Patty's Day to all!

xo Sherry

Dianne said...

Kris your entry today on balance reminded me of watching little dogs doing dog agility on the teeter totter. The big dogs have it pretty easy, they just have to make sure to touch all the contact points. The little dogs have to know how to wait for the high end of the teeter totter to come down.

Teeter-totter (or seesaw)
A 10 to 12 foot (3 to 4 m) plank pivoting on a support, much like a child's seesaw. It is constructed slightly

off-balance so that the same end always returns to the ground. This is done either by placing the support slightly

off-center or else weighting one end of the board. This obstacle also has contact zones. However, unlike the other

contact obstacles, the teeter-totter does not have slats. The balance point and the weight of the plank must be such

that even a tiny dog, such as a Chihuahua, can cause the high end of the teeter-totter to descend to the ground

within a reasonable amount of time, specified by the sanctioning organization's rules (usually about 2 seconds).

Smaller dogs get more time to run a course, and this is one reason why it can take them longer than it takes larger


Right now, as I'm waiting to hear from various job applications, I feel like a teeny tiny dog on a teeter totter, waiting for that high end to lower down to the ground.

Debbie Young said...

to Hot Mess Jess,
Hey, being a hot mess is childlike and fun!
To totally chic Kristy!
we have missed you girl.. glad you are back at play at the gym!
Kris: I read your article in Natural Health.. I never realized how very similar are journeys were! Gave me chills.. you look so cute.. and playful!

RachelRae said...

Wow, it sure is an active balance!

momba carol said...

Thanks for the georgeous monday sunflower - will continue to try this blog thing as well .. happy book writing - looking forward to reading it.. Thanks for all of this - it is outrageously fun and awesome to be connected to so many awesome peeps..

Benita said...

that is such an awesome statement-thanks Kris.I plan on sending it over to Robin(my BF)
Congratulations on finishing the book!

Lauren said...

That backwards life sounds perfect! Hmm...maybe I'll practice that image when I learn guided imagery :) Sounds like the perfect story.

Congratulations on your book!! I can't wait to read it. You work so hard! You should go on another honeymoon :)

Michelle said...

Hey my friend, congrats on the book 2! Wanna get it so bad!!! So, i have ideas about stuff. Always, have ideas...the mind is a terrible thing to waste!!! You found your passion, i think i did too! I have to send that email to my sister, she will love it!! Love ya!

Basic Me said...

Congrads on finishing. I hope you can have some R&R as my dad would say. I have so much sympathy for this post. I so understand. Funny when I began this a year ago I thought the diet would be the hard part. That part is easy that and the workout. The real challenge is to moderate my stress and to now over work.. hahahha.. vat... overwork.. is there such a thing as not.. and to Take time and give back to myself.

This week had big my first week on the road. And like most first weeks they have been full of frustrations and high points. I overbooked and underpacked. Had to re order packets by fed ex.. and then buy clothes. Had to fly back for a family emergency that worked out and then fly out again. And tackle the husky problem. Six in my care this weekend. Wow.. all the while juggling talking schedule and writing. I am a bit behind on basic work and computers have to be delivered and life worked. So I so get it. Duncan made me a handy dandy little life manager that forces me to take breaks and pause and not get so over done I get emotional. I love those weeks that you talk on healing the go into the bathroom and cry in frustration. NOT COOL. That we me this weekend. One karmic run in after another. OH well.. I lived and learned and next week will be better and I will be better at it.

But Kris you have done a great job. Being a guru takes practice and you are going great. You have done so much in this year. And the last six months have been a workout for you whole being. I am glad you will be taking some time to schedule in the rest and peace you need. And know we love you.

Happy Easter week. No matter how you slice it, it is a nice week for renewal, white bunnies, fresh flowers and awakenings. Love you all. Callie and Duncan sends his love. Hugs.

Basic Me said...

Kris ... love the sunflower.. rhonda that is such a beautiful responce..I am speechless.. wow.. go figure..

strongerthanit how are you? Still at nih.. just beginning to plan richard mighell camp for the summer and thought of you. hugs.. wish you were here to enjoy the new baytreat and ac that works.. and no yukko beds..

kris.. you hit the nail on the head with is all about not getting out of balance. Not easy. Love you. Callie

Basic Me said...

Damnit.. sorry.. I love the poem george carlin read that the other night on late night. I was dying. He as not as cool about it but it was funny. Good night all. callie

Anonymous said...

Callie: I'm doing OK - status quo....on "break" from NIH until April 9th, so I will try hard to LIVE as Kris sound busy and happy and crazy - you go - keep doing all those great things. And Deb: I've really enjoyed reading/hearing about you and your pursuits - veg-on!!! Kris: deadline "over"?!?!? How did you celebrate last night???? M

Jennifer said...

Wow Kris! Yay for you!!!!!! You know I can't wait to read another book by YOU! I still need to get the movie too. What am I Dr. Suess? LOL

How are you handling all this? It seems the more you say, write, film, the more demand there is for more of you. It's easy to say you are going to start taking it easy, but with so much demand for you, I bet it's not that easy. I appreciate all that you do. The books, the film, the guest speaking, it is a gift to everyone who is lucky enough to catch it. But please, really do take it easy. Chill out. Take care of yourself. I love the picture for this blog post. Sunflowers are my favorite flower.

Love you mamasita! Go jump in the puddles! Go for a hike! Take a blanket and cuddle with Brian under the trees! Go make mudpies and then take a bubblebath together!


Sandra said...

Hi Gang,

I've missed you so much! I finally had some time this morning to sit down and get caught up on my favorite blog.
Deb, I'm going to comment on your DDR blog since I was MIA during your fabulous post here.
Kris, I am greeener than my juice. Congrats on the FINAL DRAFT! Oh, the words are music to my ears. How must that feel? Ahhh...

Sending love to all-


Iffat said...

Congrats kris,

Can't wait to get your new book and still LOVVVE reading the old one.
Your are an amazing writer and true inspiration for everyone.
I would agree with everyone that Now you gotta go chill out a little (just take a break). you really deserve it now after all of this fabulous work.
Love you kris and you rock GIRL!

I wanted to congratulate Debbie as I was absent for the past blog coz my computer was broken and I am still problems with it. But, so many big big SQUEEZE Hugs to you and YAAY. You did it! my friend.
Keep up spreading your love and shinning like this. we love ya and we'll be always be here to give you love, hugs and blessings.

I really missed this blog and forum when my computer was in the dark ages. Love you all.

Dr.Sue said...

Hooray for you. I'm getting out the pom poms & doing a cheer!
Love the sky & sunflower, so beautiful. I'm in the middle of a 5 week no work before I return to Mpls, bringing myself into balance. I've felt a smidgen of guilt with no money coming in, but the freedom of enjoying everyday life of being on vacation is simply intoxicating. The orange blossoms & jasmine flowers are coming out & in the evening it is like being in paradise.
Thanks for the poem. I know exactly who in my life needs to hear it. I've arrived at that spot & don't apologize for it. Love hearing from you. Take a break!

apoopslingingmonkey said...

LOL that quote is so funny!
I'm so glad your done with your book! & I'm so excited to read it!
So are you gonna get a bit of rest now? hope so :)
I swear- how you have enough time in the day, everyday, to accomplish so much amazes me lol! I'm just content if I can get just 1 thing accomplished on my "list" each day lol!

Anonymous said...

Terrific post - many thanks. And the letter of support: done. It's the least I can do for all YOU do. Happy Easter. M