Accepting People and Circumstances


Accepting People and Circumstances

Accepting ‘what is’ can prevent frustration and unhappiness if you haven’t the power to change your circumstances. For example you’re stuck with your relatives even if they fail to live up to your expectations. You may have an illness to endure for a time, or a work colleague you find difficult to cope with. Railing against conditions you can’t change is a waste to time and energy.

Obviously, you do the best you can to avoid certain people, try new drug treatments or change occupations, but often you can’t immediately or even ever. By accepting whatever is happening in the moment you can avoid further hurt, upset and frustration. Meantime you can choose to go with the flow.

People are who they are, you haven’t the power to change them, they can only choose change whether you like it or not. Have you the power to change the weather, the government’s decisions, even your own actions seem automatic at times don’t they?

Each day the unexpected turns up, and you feeling like screaming! For example this past week I have had the Internet line broken to the house. No telephone, Internet or television, resulting in hours of phone calls to try to get the problem fixed. Meanwhile I have read many books from my library and had some relaxing downtime off the never-ending round of social media. The choice wasn’t easy, but I did what I could then accepted the situation and made the best use of my time.

Struggling against the unchangeable is futile, a waste of time and energy. If you are facing difficult circumstances then I urge you choose acceptance. You will be happier than the alternative waves of anger and frustration.

‘There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.’  James Russell Lowell

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Opinions – Yours or Others



Opinions – Yours or Others

People have many opinions and it’s easy for you to sway from one to another. Popular at the moment are President Trump, Muslims, the Middle East, Brexit, Climate change and a host of other subjects. How influenced are you?

The Media is perhaps the biggest influencer, but do they always tell the truth? Having confidence in yourself allows you to read and listen without judgment to several points of view, and then make your own informed choice. It may even be you have no strong opinion at all, preferring to suspend your belief until you have further information.

Why should you question and make up your own mind, and not go with public opinion?

You have to make important decisions in your life, and sometimes going with the crowd or letting someone unduly influence you, could be disastrous. For example, would you let another choose your life partner, the house you live in or even the hobbies you follow? I think not. Unfortunately, many of us are people pleasers and want to blend in with the crowd rather than stand up for our own beliefs, forfeiting our happiness.

Wendell Phillips said: “Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.”

Choosing your own opinion means you should give others the same courtesy. Trying to impose your ideas on others is not acceptable, as to be fair, you don’t like people doing the same to you. Having an opinion is great, letting others differ with their opinions, but listening to them anyway is civilized. An opinion is just that, it may be right or wrong or somewhere between.

Freedom to choose your thoughts, beliefs and ideas are the right of every human being. Giving others the same freedom without being judgmental is being kind and thoughtful.

People are all different. The culture, the country, parents, friends and education all play there part in shaping beliefs and ideas. Allow and even revel in the myriad of opinions expressed, you may just learn something new.

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Emotional Roller-coaster Medical Thriller

Forbidden Beginnings: Jacqueline’s Tragedy: A Chris Ravello Medical Thriller

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Release date May 17, 2017.

A senseless assault. An agonizing, life-threatening decision. In the moment of truth, with countless lives at stake, how can justice hope to prevail?

New York City trauma surgeon, Dr. Christopher Ravello, has it all. A breathtaking, vivacious wife. Lovely children. Life-saving work, and a beautiful home in one of the City’s most coveted neighborhoods.

But in an instant, Chris’ world is shattered.

The brutal and senseless assault of his mother, Jacqueline, leaves her barely alive. Consumed with anguish and fear, battling time and circumstances, Chris’ search for a life-saving treatment leads to an agonizing decision and takes him down a path of no return.

In the wake of his mother’s assault, Chris and life-long friend, Detective Kevin Kennedy, risk their lives and livelihoods tracking down Jacqueline’s attacker.

When Ravello, driven by an all-consuming rage, at last comes face-to-face with his mother’s assailant, every fiber of his being calls out for vengeance. In the moment of truth, with so much at stake for he and his family, what will Chris choose?


5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional Roller-coaster Medical Thriller, May 26, 2017
This review is from: Forbidden Beginnings: Jacqueline’s Tragedy: A Chris Ravello Medical Thriller (Kindle Edition)
A medical thriller with heart. The author has dedicated this book to all that have experienced the loss of a loved one, which is most of us. Not only has he combined an exciting, interesting plot but takes the reader to another level. The author’s insight into the full gamut of human emotions makes the book a cut above other thrillers. It takes the reader on a journey through cleverly portrayed characters that’s puts you right in the story-line,wanting to read the next chapter.
This fast moving read leaves you wanting to read the other books by this insightful author.

More about the author

William Rubin


William Rubin is a practicing physician who enjoys weaving tales of medical/scientific intrigue. Writing for him is equal parts catharsis, creativity, and escape from the rigors of a busy medical practice and the joys and challenges of raising a family. The works of James Patterson, Robin Cook, Michael Palmer, and Patricia Cornwell inspired Dr. Rubin to create the Christopher Ravello Series. Challenges and tragedies in Dr. Rubin’s life, particularly the untimely death of his mother, provided some of the underlying drama, conflict, and turmoil for the series’ lead character.

When he isn’t busy practicing medicine or crafting his next medical thriller, Dr. Rubin enjoys time with his family and friends, running, playing piano, and travel. Please share your thoughts, insights, and feelings on Forbidden Beginnings: Jacqueline’s Tragedy or Forbidden Birth by posting a review of the book on your favorite sites.


Why care what others think?



Why care what others think?

The adage ‘You can’t please all the people all the time’ is true. Expectations assault you from every side. Family, Friends your work colleagues, customers and society in general all have their say in what you say or do. Are you trying to please everyone and raising your blood pressure and stress levels in the vain attempt?

People have their own agenda’s and want you to fit in with their wishes and wants, but why should you? Some do have your best interests at heart but most don’t, they only want to fulfill their own needs yours.

Your own ego often causes you to buy a bigger house, car or boat. Taking on debt you can ill afford, and for what? Do other people really care if you carry a designer handbag or were an expensive watch? If they do then they are shallow minded friends and you would be better off without them.

When the mortgage is foreclosed, the car repossessed your so called friends will be gone. If you can afford to have what you desire then do so, but if you are putting yourself in strife, that’s pure folly.

Teaching your children greed and fulfilling their every desire is damaging their character. First teach love, support, caring and belief in their own strength to work and save to buy fripperies. You teach by example. Spending time with anyone enjoying simple pleasures is more memorable than shopping for yet another new outfit or man toy.

Living within one’s means will bring peace and a good night’s sleep. It’s in the early hours of tossing and turning as you fret over the pile of bills on the kitchen bench you damage your health.

When it all boils down, people don’t really care about your possessions, looks or even behavior. They barely notice, and even if they do it is for a moment then forgotten. Forget what other people expect of you and be your own person. Do what’s best for you?

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Intuition Gives Wisdom and Insight



Intuition Gives Wisdom and Insight

“We belittle an intuition, calling it only a hunch, and therefore not be taken too seriously. I encourage you to take your hunches and intuitions very seriously. They contain some of your highest, most profound insights and wisdom.

Lucia Capacchione


Intuition! How many times have you ignored a hunch or gut feeling to your detriment? Can you remember times when you have taken action instead and received a benefit? I know I can, and have seen firsthand the latter is the only way forward.

Sometimes, you dismiss your conscience to your disadvantage, when it is another name for intuition or instinct. You know you shouldn’t do or say something and carry on anyway, then regret the decision often for years.

So, what is intuition? You feel it in your gut at times, or it can be an idea or perhaps a flash of insight comes unbidden into your mind. It’s an inner knowing without an outward sign.

Where does intuition come from? It can be from your subconscious, your higher self, or perhaps an outside spiritual guide, an angel or the Universe. The thought resonates in your heart giving you surety of a thought you should act on.

Ignoring these heartfelt deep thoughts and ideas can cause repercussions, some lasting a lifetime. It can mean missing a great business idea, or a connection with a future partner or friend.

Be aware, and question each intuition you think you receive before action. It may not be a true heart instinct. If the thought is good and doesn’t cause harm to another then you can go ahead.

I would suggest checking in on your feelings often and at first act on the smaller higher-self ideas for a time before going for the bigger ideas.

Wishing you love and success in every area of your life.

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The Hidden Reality – Review

The Hidden Reality (Alex Pella)

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The Hidden Reality – Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced Read with a Message for our Future, April 9, 2017
This review is from: The Hidden Reality (Alex Pella) (Paperback)
This book makes you think. What will our World be like if we follow our present path, will it even exist? I like books with a message, one that brings up questions that need deeper answers than present day leaders can offer. Besides this more serious side, I enjoyed the fast paced storyline and interesting characters. Well done to the author, a great read.

About the Book

With The New Reality now in control of the world’s nations, the brilliant doctor and inventor Alex Pella finds himself caught in a deadly power struggle between the tyrant who rules and the one who would. As he sets out on a mission to unravel the New World Order, he must also face the hidden truths about his own genetic heritage, truths that are slowly destroying him. When he receives an ambiguous message sent from a man long since dead, Alex learns that the only way to win his battle against The New Reality is to defeat a long-forgotten enemy nearly 2,500 years old.

From the Author

I he wrote The Hidden Reality more than just to entertain the reader. I wanted to create a modern day Orwellian Animal Farm to allegorically forewarn my readers of a possible dystopia future that awaits all of mankind if humanity continues to proceed down its path of self-destruction.
In The Hidden Reality, I included such hot-button contemporary topics as genetic cloning, unprecedented economic debt, the rise of big government, and the threat of a New World Order run by the economic elite, while bringing the reader back almost 2500 years into the past when the ancient city state nation known as Greece fought the mighty Persian Empire for world domination.

The Hidden Reality is issue-oriented fiction. There are real concerns facing society today that threaten both the sovereignty and prosperity of our future generations. Though fictional, my novel addresses some of these issues and predicts the potential consequences we face as a nation and the world if they are not properly addressed today.

About the Author

Stephen Martino is neurologist practicing in New Jersey. Though not separating conjoined twins like Dr. Ben Carson, he is part of an active medical practice and is currently participating in concussion research and inventing new medical products. When he is not working, he can be found with his five children doing homework or cheering them on at a soccer field, basketball court, or dance recital. Martino is a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Cub Scout den leader and is an active public speaker, helping to provide stroke education to the local community, EMS squads and healthcare professionals.

Extreme Consequences Audio Excerpt

Extreme Consequences – Imogene’s Past Lives

Imogene’s Past Life Regressions cause dire Consequences for Mankind. Is Reincarnation a Reality?

Imogene’s Past Lives is the second book in the Imogene series.

The Phineas Priesthood and the Guardians of Avebury Circle battle to save or destroy mankind. The Council of Elders use Imogene, daughter of Guardian Xantara, to instigate penalties against the world. Despite the efforts of Frank Carrington, British prime minister, world leaders will not agree to disarm and share their countries’ wealth.

Osahar, an ancient Egyptian priest, works with Imogene to release the promised consequences. Doctor Ernst Schneider has his own agenda as he hypnotizes the young girl and leads her to remember her past lives. Jacques de Sales, leader of a subcult in the Bilderberg Group, uses Imogene to advance his power and wealth. Meanwhile news anchor Susanne assists the prime minister in his desperate efforts to convince the British people to believe Imogene’s message.

Will the world turn from their evil ways, or will the Phineas Priesthood kill Imogene first? What makes this eight-year-old girl special? Who are the Light Beings, and what is the role of the Council of Elders? If you enjoy a fast, exciting listen, then this series is tailor made for you!

Contains Religious and New Age themes, and some violent scenes.

Edited by noted editor and author Don McNair

5 Star Review Still trying to catch my breath!
ByThomas A.on October 28, 2014
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Imogene’s Past Lives by Christine Sherborne is book II of the Imogene series.
I finished book I over the weekend and immediately purchased book II and my mind has been a whirlwind over the last twenty-four hours, I have not been able to stop reading. Imogene’s Past Lives is just as heart pounding and full of action as the first book, and what I love is, both of these books stand-alone. This is some of the best original fiction I have ever read, and I am so glad to say it’s fiction, because, the events that happen in this book are downright scary!The entire time I felt like I was watching the best season finale of any television series. Sherborne’s writing style is brilliantly visual, and like the first story, I was flipping pages like mad. I don’t dare give away any plot details because it would spoil the story for new readers, Book II completely exceeds the excitement of the first book and if this is any indication of what is to come, book III will undoubtedly be monumental.

Extreme Consequences: Imogene’s Past Lives

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Extreme Prejudice – Audio Excerpt

Extreme Prejudice – Imogene’s Message

When extreme religious fundamentalists known as the Phineas Priesthood led by Ezekiel Yates and his three cousins, target Xantara Pembroke because they believe she is a witch, they launch a major conflict between unworldly disciples of good and evil. This action-packed thriller shows the twists and turns of both sides as they try to destroy or save the souls of Earth.

Imogene is the daughter of Xantara, a Guardian of Avebury Circle, an ancient monument near Stonehenge. For over 3,000 years, wives of eight village families have performed ceremonies to heal local people, with power handed down from first daughter to first daughter. The Pembroke family encounter extreme prejudice from the Priesthood. Braedon the village doctor is drawn into a world he didn’t know existed, to protect his daughter. His wife Xantara keeps her secrets and causes conflict in the marriage. All that is forgotten when Imogene levitates in Avebury Circle. Will the world believe Imogene’s incredible message?


Popular Quotes to Live By



Popular Quotes to Live By

Here are a few videos of quotes to help you examine your life and uplift you when you need some inspiration.  It seems sensible to use other people’s life experience to change your own. Hope you enjoy them and reading these messages will enrich your life.


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How to use a Pendulum to ask questions!



You can use a pendulum to ask angels questions. A pendulum is a weight on a string, cord, or chain. For example, you could thread a line through your wedding ring and use that. You can buy a pendulum from a new age or inspirational store, or off the Internet.

Pendulums are weighted in such a way that the slightest movement will swing the stone or crystal. In a store, you have the opportunity to test a few until you find that one feels exactly right. A particular pendulum’s vibration will resonate with your spirit. The way the stone’s weighted and swings, or the crystal properties will connect with your spirit and prompt you to choose that one.

The history of pendulums stretches back many thousands of years. A dowsing rod is similar to a pendulum in its use. Water dowsers use a wooden forked stick to discover water under the ground. Pendulums like devices have been in use for centuries – The Chinese, from Emperors to Laypeople used them, and the Egyptians became keen pendulum users, such that Pharaohs had their personal dowsers. Cultures throughout the Middle East from Persians to Hebrews have and still use pendulums. Druids used them in England, there is documented evidence of their use in African countries, and by Indian Shamans in America.

We know of a sailor who could find submerged submarines during wartime with his pendulum. Healers move a pendulum over a patient’s body, to detect sickness.

As you can see, many thousands of people throughout the ages have found pendulums efficient and useful, and so can you.

A pendulum can access your higher self, universal knowledge, spirit guides, and angels. The same way you use your intuition to feel someone’s energy, you can use your pendulum to pick up on Universal Energy emitted by these heavenly beings. The pendulum’s movement gives you a physical measure, which you can translate into ‘yes’, ‘no’ or answers.

Here’s how you use this remarkable tool. Find a quiet room where you won’t be disturbed, and relax. Your sacred space would be ideal, especially with the addition of candles, incense, and soft music. When you’re skillful, you can carry your pendulum with you, and use the device anywhere. There will be times when you need a quick answer or insight, and want your pendulum to be available.

Lay your hand, face up on a hard surface, to keep it steady. Hold the pendulum by the cord or chain with your other hand. Let the crystal settle a couple of inches above your palm, and ensure that several inches of string stays free, allowing the stone or crystal to turn effortlessly.

At first you’ll want to match the movement with a particular answer. You can do this by swinging your pendulum back and forth across your palm, and saying out loud this means ‘no’. Then turn the stone in a circle, and say this means ‘yes’. Finally swing the pendulum in a circle either clockwise or anti-clockwise. You may decide that this means maybe. You can assign either movement with the response you want. You’ll feel in your spirit which measure matches which answer for you. But after you’ve decided, that’s the way the answers will be, you can’t change your mind.

The movement may be weak or strong, which points to the answer’s strength or weakness. That’s it, you’re ready to use your pendulum.

Ask your angel, or archangel to join you. Say to your angel that you seek the truth, for your highest good and for the benefit of all. Then begin by asking a few simple questions, to which you know the answer. This will test the pendulum’s accuracy. Then talk to your angel in general terms about any problems or concerns, before you ask your questions. It’s tempting to ask too many questions, right off.  My advice is to start with just three simple questions, until you gain experience.

Use a notebook to record the questions and responses. While you wait for your answer, try to keep the pendulum still, empty your mind and don’t think of the response you’re hoping to get. Then mentally agree that you will stay detached and accept the answer given. After each answer, lightly touch the crystal to your palm, to signal your question is answered. Finish with a prayer of thanks to your angel, and ask them to meet with you again when they’re needed.

As well as using the pendulum to communicate with your angels, you can also ask your higher self, your intuition, or universal knowledge, for answers. But for the purpose of this book, you’re communicating with your angels.  Above all, relax and have fun with your pendulum.

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