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Monday, June 29, 2009



Yesterday, I saw one of my friends join a suicide CrisisLink cause group on Facebook. Sadly, I have, and have several friends that have lost friends, and family members to suicide.

I felt inspired to join the group, and also volunteer to help in anyway that I can.

So many people are available to help, love, listen, and hug you! I want to help. Period.

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If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The Lifeline Network answers thousands of calls from people in emotional distress. There are many reasons for their calls. Please call with for any of the following reasons:


* Suicidal thoughts
* Information on suicide
* Information on mental health/illness
* Substance abuse/addiction
* To help a friend or loved one
* Relationship problems
* Abuse/violence
* Economic problems
* Sexual orientation issues
* Physical illness
* Loneliness
* Family problems

Who should call?
* Anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal.
* Family and friends who are concerned about a loved one.
* Anyone interested in mental health treatment and service referrals.

Who and where am I calling?

* When you dial 1-800-273-TALK, you are calling the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. To find out what center is closest to you search the Crisis Center Locator.
* Lifeline’s service is free and confidential.
* The hotline is staffed by trained counselors.
* We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
* We have information about mental health services in your area that can help you.

What will happen when I call?
* You will hear a message saying you have reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
* You will hear hold music while your call is being routed.
* You will be helped by a trained crisis worker.
* You will be given mental health services referrals if needed.

How can I call?

* Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
* If you are a TTY user, please use our TTY number: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).
* Para obtener asistencia en español durante las 24 horas, llame al 1-888-628-9454.

For more information http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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Change will come

Sunday, June 28, 2009

When we are faced with any weakness of ours, we usually think about it so much that it is totally blown out of proportion and it seems bigger than it actually is. This leads to negative thinking, which in turn doesn't let us work on improving ourselves. Some will then just remain the way they are, not being able to bring about progress or change.

What we need to do in order to win over our weakness is to change our focus. Instead of thinking about the weakness, we only need to think, "I am not where I want to be yet, but I am working towards it and I am slowly improving." Change will come with positive affirmations rather than complaints.

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Coincidence?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Psychologist Carl Jung theorized that synchronicities occurred when universal forces were aligned with the experiences of an individual, leading to coincidences that appear to be more than just chance.

These incidents happen because everything is innately connected. He believed that such events can be called forth by an individual's unconscious needs.

Nothing occurs randomly.

Rather, we draw certain people, situations, and blessings to ourselves.

A chance encounter can be positive, negative, or neutral, and feel deeply mysterious or commonplace.

Some coincidences are obvious while others are not apparent until after careful analysis.

Perhaps during an ongoing financial crisis, you always found just enough money to get by.

Or a recurring dream prepares you for an eventual physical event.
Many times, synchronicities represent opportunities to learn about ourselves and the external world. If you feel touched by multiple coincidences or intrigued by a single one, ask yourself why you may be attracting the people involved or the situations. Is it highlighting some aspect of your life or suggesting a course of action?
The soul, believed Jung, whispers to us through synchronicity calling us to attention.

Seeking the meaning behind a synchronistic event can help you know yourself better, kick start your creativity, or show you future pitfalls to avoid. The most profound coincidences often occur at life's crossroads, stopping us in our tracks and leaving us to find the meaning within.
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Master of your being

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

And inside you is your real freedom, because your consciousness cannot be touched by anybody else.

You are the only master of your being.

Kimmy sharing light with Osho

Graphic by Erica Leighton, you can visit Erica here!

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Being True To Yourself

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This truth is subtle and yet profound.
This inner knowing is the key to my peace.
Could it be that if I find MY peace...
AND if each person did the same...
We would all live in peace?

This concept
So simple.
Not so easy to live.

I choose to hear my inner truth.
I choose to know and respect me.
I choose integrity with me in every moment.
I choose to respect me in this quiet place.
I am in the Eye of the Storm.
I am in the center of ME.
I AM.

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Willingly Embraces YOU

Thursday, June 18, 2009

If someone comes in your life and becomes a part of you but for some reasons they couldn't stay,
don't cry too much...

Just be glad that your paths crossed,
and somehow made you happy even for a while.

The greatest challenge in our life is to find someone who knows our flaws and differences and yet still willingly embraces you with so much love.

Love is a means of self giving and self sacrificing.

If he/she knows your flaws and still willing to accept you, you are blessed!

When you love, it is not for you to be understood but for you to understand;
Not for you to take but for you to be taken;
To listen not to dictate;
To sacrifice and not to demand;
Not to count or measure,
but to LOVE !



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To be tolerant

Monday, June 15, 2009

This is something I am working on!

Find yourself considering beliefs and opinions that you might otherwise reject out of hand because you can understand how they add value to the lives of those who embrace them.

We should endeavor always to be tolerant of viewpoints that differ from our own as we can never know when our circumstances will transform.

Over the course of our lives, we have adjusted our values, expectations, and personal philosophies to account for the changes that have taken place in our hearts and minds as we grew as individuals.

It is likely that we will need to make further adjustments as we trek resolutely into the future.

If we are open-minded enough to understand that what does not serve us in the present may meet our needs in the future, we can look tolerantly upon alternative perspectives.

Choose not to criticize the beliefs and opinions others hold dear today, you will not feel compelled to reject these thoughts outright later on in your life.

Readers, this one hit home,
Kimmy

(Parts of article taken directly from DailyOm.com, author of excerpts unknown)

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I love this

Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Sending Love and light

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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This week let us

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Remember the beautiful learning and glorious experiences of the past, taking lessons from each and every moment that has been.

Understand that our past difficulties did not come to crush us but to strengthen our determination, to use our limitless powers to succeed.

Enrich our future by reinforcing the beauty of our past experiences making our every action of this moment - beautiful.

Take a promise not to repeat the mistakes of the past, but to move forward with determination, courage and enthusiasm.

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ALERT Jury Rigged - From Snopes

Monday, June 1, 2009

Identity thieves trick victims into revealing their personal details by telling them they've failed to report for jury duty and that warrants are being issued for their arrest.

Here's a new twist scammers are using to commit identity theft: the jury duty scam. Here's how it works:

The scammer calls claiming to work for the local court and claims you've failed to report for jury duty. He tells you that a warrant has been issued for your arrest.

The victim will often rightly claim they never received the jury duty notification. The scammer then asks the victim for confidential information for "verification" purposes.

Specifically, the scammer asks for the victim's Social Security number, birth date, and sometimes even for credit card numbers and other private information — exactly what the scammer needs to commit identity theft.

So far, this jury duty scam has been reported in Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington state.

It's easy to see why this works. The victim is clearly caught off guard, and is understandably upset at the prospect of a warrant being issued for his or her arrest. So, the victim is much less likely to be vigilant about protecting their confidential information.

In reality, court workers will never call you to ask for social security numbers and other private information. In fact, most courts follow up via snail mail and rarely, if ever, call prospective jurors.

Action: Never give out your Social Security number, credit card numbers or other personal confidential information when you receive a telephone call.

This jury duty scam is the latest in a series of identity theft scams where scammers use the phone to try to get people to reveal their Social Security number, credit card numbers or other personal confidential information.

It doesn't matter *why* they are calling — all the reasons are just different variants of the same scam.

Protecting yourself is simple: Never give this info out when you receive a phone call.

Origins: This helpful heads-up began appearing in inboxes in August 2005. While this particular attempt to coerce information from potential identity theft victims is not new, it is real. In a number of U.S. states, con artists have been contacting people by phone to assert those they've targeted have evaded jury duty and announce warrants are being issued for their arrest. When the about-to-be-duped protest they never received such notifications, that surely a mistake has been made, the sharpies go after what they really want, which is their pigeons' personal and financial information. Under threat of being hauled off in paddy wagons unless they succeed in straightening out this terrible mess, many folks who would otherwise be more wary about what they reveal of their personal data will find themselves reeling off their birth dates and social security and credit card numbers in an effort to convince their callers the notifications that never arrived actually went to other addresses or were never meant for them in the first place.

However these calls conclude — whether those who have been approached are left with the impression they've failed to show up for jury duty and are still expected to discharge their civic duties, or that a big misunderstanding has now been resolved — their true purpose has been accomplished: the scam artists now have the information necessary to open accounts or charge goods in the names of their victims.

The scheme outlined in the message quoted above might be categorized as a "social engineering" scam — a technique which preys upon people's unquestioning acceptance of authority and willingness to cooperate in order to extract from them sensitive information.

On 22 August 2005, the Minnesota Judicial Branch issued a warning about the bogus calls. The Minnesota Judicial Branch points out its courts always use the mail to send jury service summons, communicating by telephone only after prospective jurors have returned completed summons information forms.

In New Mexico, Rep. Tom Udall has been warning citizens about the scam. As he points out, Federal courts do not require anyone to provide any sensitive information over the telephone. Most contact between a federal court and a private citizen is conducted by mail.

The Superior Court of California has posted an alert on its web site, warning that identity thieves posing as court officials have been trying to get confidential information through phone calls about jury duty. Once again, callers have been telling potential victims they failed to report for jury duty, then demanding their Social Security numbers. While court personnel may occasionally call people at home, "We never ask for Social Security numbers or personal identifying information," said Marita Ford, chief deputy executive officer for Riverside Superior Court.

In September 2005, in an effort to alert the public nationwide about the scam, the FBI issued a press release which explained that "the judicial system does not contact people telephonically and ask for personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth or credit card numbers" and those so contacted should "not provide any personal or confidential information to these individuals."

Though the 'jury duty' information-gleaning scam has been garnering attention in 2005, it is not new. In 2004, residents of Franklin County, Ohio, were hit by this scam. At least five people called the Franklin County Municipal Court in September 2004 to ask where they were to report for duty after someone telephoned to obtain personal information. In Ohio, as in Minnesota, jury summonses are sent by mail and court workers do not call potential jurors to ask for Social Security numbers or dates of birth.

In February 2004, the scam was active in Charles County, Maryland. Once again, the fraud came to the attention of authorities via residents who had been contacted by phone afterwards asking the County Clerk about the attempts to wheedle personal information from them. They too had been asked for birth dates and Social Security numbers, that time by callers who claimed such intelligences were needed to assemble a pool of jurors for selection in upcoming trials. The Charles County Circuit Court does not telephone residents who are selected for jury duty. Potential jurors are sent notices in the mail.

In 2001 the Erie County Commissioner of Jurors reported someone in that area had been staging telephone scams about jury duty in Chautauqua, Seneca, and Jefferson counties, seeking information about home addresses and bank accounts allegedly "for reimbursement purposes." Targets of that fraud were being told by the swindlers attempting to deceive them that this information was required for the purpose of directly depositing their $40-a-day jury duty stipends. Erie County officials point out their jurors' checks come directly from Albany and not from local jurors offices, nor are these payments deposited directly into jurors' bank accounts.

Though the 'jury duty' information phishing scheme is not new, it has been heavily put to use around the U.S. in August 2005. Be wary of any calls of this nature and refuse to give out your personal information.

How to Avoid Falling Victim to 'Jury Duty' Scams:

• Court workers will not telephone to ask for personal information because you've supposedly missed jury duty or they are allegedly assembling juries and need to pre-screen those who might be selected to serve on them, so dismiss as fraudulent phones call of this nature. About the only time you would hear by telephone (rather than by mail) about anything having to do with jury service would be after you have mailed back your completed questionnaire, and even then only rarely.

• Do not give out bank account, social security, or credit card numbers over the phone if you didn't initiate the call, whether it be to someone trying to sell you something or to someone who claims to be from a bank or government department. If such callers insist upon "verifying" such information with you, have them read the data to you from their notes, with you saying yea or nay to it rather than the other way around.

• Examine your credit card and bank account statements every month, keeping an eye peeled for unauthorized charges. Immediately challenge items you did not approve.


The URL for this page is http://www.snopes.com/fraud/identity/juryduty.asp


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