Micro Adjustments can have Macro Changes

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Hi Blogville!  So great to be here with you guys.  Today I want to talk about micro adjustments we can make to our lives that will have macro effects!  Little things, big difference.   

 

We talked about pain.  Has to be dealt with.  Read some old blogs I wrote on the subject if you struggle with pain.  Take control.  Get in the drivers seat. 

 

Do body scans throughout the day.  Up and down.  Where am I all tight and achy?  Breathe into that area.  Seriously.  Find an area of discomfort in your body.  Close your eyes and imagine as you breath, this area is filled with air and light, and opens up to be healed.  Keep breathing in to the pain and what do you know?  Pain is removed. 

 

Sure, temporarily.  I haven’t figured out how to make it long term except fix what ails you.  I usually have lower back pain from my scoliosis down there.  But I make a point that I am comfortable as possible.  That any pillows, etc. have been fully utilized to minimize any strain or stress to the area.  And I always consciously correct and unwind my spine, all day long.

 

Always cold?  I know it sounds obvious, but put some layers on.  I wear leggings and pants as well as lots of top layers as well, through the cold times.  I’m wearing a winter hat inside right now because it’s maybe one degree Fahrenheit outside.  And I love my hat.  And to be more sustainable and need less energy, I’m always layered.  But people will bitch about being cold and you look at them, and they have one little button up shirt on, with no wife beater or anything.  Of course you’re fucking cold, it’s winter and your dressed like summer!   

 

Is something broke and you just keep dealing with it?  Create a list of “What’s Bugging You?”  Pick 5 things that are bothering you.  The key in the lock sticks.  You don’t have a spare key stashed away.  Whatever your situation may be that causes you to occasionally panic or grow upset.    Do one item off the bugging you list each day or each week.  It’s interesting how much peace can be experienced when we’ve smoothed all the wrinkles of our lives and stay in the present moment. 

 

If you were to look at my credit card statements, student loans, and the dismal state of my investments and savings, you’d think I’d be the last person you’d take financial advice from.  But I read, remember?  And I often remember what I read!  Action and awareness are very, very different.  But they help each other work better.  Make a list of your five biggest bills.  Find a way to reduce one of them.  And I do this.  Every quarter or so.  Ok, maybe twice a year.  But still, every bit helps and if I were to look at what I was paying every month before to now, it’s amazing how far I’ve come.  

 

These kinds of micro adjustments will have a big impact on you later down the road.  Be aware.  Be present.  And grow dapperdom with each conscious breath,

 

B. Wright 

Grow Love in Your Garden Today

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These days, I think about you, my fellow blogvillians.  I think I mentioned it before, about how I don’t have to be accountable to many. But now that I’ve met you, I feel more accountable.  My therapist the past few months has been an intern.  Interns rock because they have all this hope and belief that there just may be a chance for you to escape insanity. 

 

They have fun things like sand boxes and hand you print outs of stuff you said you were interested in.  The lady before my current therapist retired.  I think I may have sent her there…just kidding. 

 

But that being said, she wasn’t really all in the game.  So, as my new therapist said the other day, I became my own therapist.  I was showing her the Dapper Manual and Dapper Inspiration books. 

 

Dapper Soldiers, please start a Dapper Inspiration book yesterday.  A Dapper Inspiration book is a notebook, or pieces of paper if you don’t have a notebook.  You cut out images, articles, quotes that move you and glue, tape, staple…adhere to said paper.  Then, overtime you’ve amassed this reference book, tailored just for YOU! 

 

I bought a hefty stack of Oprah magazines from the thrift store for $0.25 each.  Great magazine for positive quotes and inspiration. 

 

It’s not all chick stuff either, guys.  Inspiration and introspection is not just a female role but a male’s as well.  Some local native cultures believe that the man has to develop the female side, as the female must develop the male.  Yin yang basically.  We should have a good balance to be the most successful in life. 

 

I now have, honestly, 4 Dapper Inspiration books.  They’re categorized, of course.  Stuff on camping here, sustainability here, self-betterment here.  When I find new things to add to the area, sometimes I go thru said category and cover up the info/thing I have already obtained.  There’s always a parking space, in the books and in the world. 

 

That’s the beauty of it.  You’re mind can’t distinguish between if something is real or not, it only knows emotions.  And lucky for us, we’ve got some powerful emotions. 

 

Try this.  Shut your eyes.  Ok, wait, that won’t work.  When you finish reading this, close you’re eyes.  Lift your lips up into a slight, Mona Lisa-esque smile.  Sit up straight.  Take ten of those deep breaths that woosh air into every nook and cranny of you’re shell.  And begin to see what it is you are currently in need/desire of. 

 

But see it all the way thru.  Is it a nice piece of fruit?  A strawberry just perfectly ripe?  Taste it then.  Feel the sensations.  Be totally there, eating that perfectly plump juicy ripe berry.  I miss strawberries. 

 

But for you, maybe it’s a car, a lover, a trillion dollars or ten dollars.  Whatever it may be, do some dapper dreaming and experience that which you seek in all of its fullest and deepest dimensions.  And build your dapper inspiration manual, yesterday.   

 

Until we meet again, my dear Blogvillians,

 

B. Wright

 

May the Dapper Force Be with You

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I just want to start off by saying how blown away I am that people from all over the world are reading this.  I mean, I get it’s called the world wide web, I guess I just forget.  How magical the power we have, all united?  I feel like there’s so much we can achieve together. 

 

You know, our bodies are just a shell.  Inside of you is this thing called your soul.  Some people don’t even know it’s there!  But if you sit real still you can dial in and connect your soul to the ever abundant energy forces all around us.  Energy radiates up out of the earth into our bodies and it shines down on us from up in the heavens above.  We’re hit from the sides by our fellow travelers and foliage.  We’re blanketed with energy, yet we forgot.  It’s ok.  But now we remember. 

 

We don’t need to suck energy from other people.  We don’t need to suck energy from excessive caffeine.  We have all the energy we need already, of course! 

 

Now that you’re dialed in, know that others around the globe, including myself, will use that line.  We can connect, leave our bodies behind for a little while, and come play in the sky.  Soar, skip and dip through your world, unfettered by your cumbersome body.  It’s one of my favorite things to do, to leave my body behind and soar.  This is new to me.  I only just started.  And I always forget.  Let’s make a pledge to do it more often.  You can do it too…of course. 

 

How light we are!  Just energy pulsing around!  Zipping and dipping, buzzing and…fuzzing?  So all of you glorious fine souls pulsing the same love energy that we are all made of, come join me.  I’ve been lonely in Booniesville.  I’m going to host a soiree. 

 

Please do attend.  You know where I live.  You know everything.  I’m hosting a gathering of all those walking the path towards dapperdom.  Noon MST, this Sunday.  No need to bring anything but your soul, we have everything we need…of course! 

 

Oh how fabulous it will be!  To unwind our limbs that have curled in the wrong direction, line our energy up and be all dapper and shit.  Realize that when we join our souls like this, we are a force in the universe. 

 

A force for dapperdom.  As our energy pulses stronger and stronger with the deeper ties we make along this path toward dapperdom, our energy begins to radiate out, blind siding and beaming onto unsuspecting souls that are near us.  When these sad souls see the joy and bliss we radiate out and damn, just how dapper we look all the way thru to our core!  Why, those poor souls will rise up, inspired by our delight with life and they too will grow our force even stronger by following our path.  Diesel.  We’re a diesel force for dapperdom. 

 

I’m not going to say walking this path is easy.  Shit no.  It takes concerted effort with every single breath you take!  Let a few breaths pass and your mind has already run to the past or the future.  It’s not here, Now.  Back to the breaths.  Back to the Now.  Back to the breaths.  Back to the Now. 

 

It really is quite a lot of work to be present minded, and of course, dapperdom requires one to be fully present minded and linked in to the energy around one and if need be, takes in energy, but NEVER from another person, lest it be positive and given to us.  One can use the soles of one’s feet to draw energy up and through one and out the heart chakra.  Drop a love bomb on the room.  It’s a lot of fun to watch it explode amongst the recipients and the rush when the force is united.  The love, the connection that is felt.  Until the next breath. 

 

May the Dapper Force always have your back,

 

B. Wright

 

PS: I just googled “love bomb” to find a nice picture of a heart as a bomb, or some shit, and I guess it’s a cult thing.  Love bomb is how you lure members into your cult.  Shit, my gig is up.  I was aiming towards world domination, wooohahahah!!  But on a serious note, I think we should steal the word back and make “Love Bomb” a positive thing…damn cults, fucking everything up, as usual.