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My Mother made it known to me before her death, that this was the song she wanted played at her service: Sailing by Christopher Cross.  If you’ve never heard it just click on the link below and after the first few notes, I think you will be hard pressed to click off of it.  This song defined the early 80s adult soft rock genre, and it is absolutely beautiful.

I planned on playing the song at the burial site.  However, in my mildly hungover state, I’d forgotten it.  And, “mild” is putting it lightly.  I had been to my Mom’s viewing the night before and was literally drowning my sorrows that night.  I don’t like viewings and haven’t been to one since.  So if you are having a viewing and you’re a friend of mine, know that I won’t be there!

My husband of the decade (that’s a whole ‘nuther blog) ran and got the music for us.  When we played it, there was not a dry eye to be found among us, including the minister officiating at the burial.  It still brings a tear to hear it again.

In another modality that I study, Chinese Face Reading, you might expect to see the water element present in someone who wrote a song about sailing.  So it’s no surprise to see evidence of that in this video.  Note the large rounded forehead, the strong chin and the soft neck, or what amounts to a “soft” jaw line which just seems to meld into the neck.

So now you, too, know a little about Chinese Face Reading.  Note that the water element is a very wise energy, often very creative.  If you, too, have a strong chin you have some water and you have the will to plow through anything when necessary; you might be a tad stubborn, too.  If you have a rounded forehead, ideas and inspiration just seem to come to you, you don’t know how, it just does.  Depending on your other facial features, you might not be happy in the standard 9-5 clock punching life.  You may be a writer, a dancer, or a musician, to name a few things.

Also of note, if you read the lyrics below, he writes of dreams and fantasy.  Water element directly relates to dreams and fantasy.  There is even a “dreamy” quality about someone who is very watery.  You’ll see it in their eyes and you’ll see it in the way they move through life.  They may take a while in conversation to get to the point, they flow, they do not move in straight, linear lines.  They don’t keep time well either, so if someone arrives late chronically, look for water element.  It’s either in the face or in their birth date, which relates to their 9 star ki.  And that, too, is a whole ‘nuther blog!

I hope you enjoy hearing “Sailing”, be it for the first time or re-visiting it after many years.

Well, it’s not far down to paradise
At least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away
Find tranquility
Oh, the canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

It’s not far to never never land
No reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy
Of innocence again
Oh, the canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
You’ll believe me

Sailing
Takes me away
To where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy
It gets the best of me
When I’m sailing
All caught up in the reverie
Every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me

Well, it’s not far back to sanity
At least it’s not for me
And when the wind is right you can sail away
Find serenity
Oh, the canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Then you’ll believe me

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1.   yeah, so having a dangling waddle (not to be confused with dangling participle)
2.   actually means comfort in old age in Chinese Face Reading
3.   so good to know, guess I’m keeping it
4.   because it’s the sacred calligraphy of my soul
5.   yeah, so waddles are sacred
6.   and on Ally McBeal they were hot and sexy
7.   ROFLMWAO
8.   rolling on the floor laughing my waddle on (as opposed to off … remember it’s a keeper, not a creeper)
9.   yeah, so this little ode to a waddle has been brought to you by
10. Bethie!
11. you, too, can rock a waddle
12. almost like me
13. :)
14. yeah, I know, you gotta love me
15. and I love you, too
16. xo
17. if I made you smile, tips are appreciated
18. :)

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I thought I’d give you all a little introduction into the world of Chinese face reading.  This is what I’m currently studying and taking training in to become a certified practitioner.  It’s an area that I find endlessly fascinating.

The above is an image of a man recently in the news.  He hijacked a Greyhound bus in North Carolina.  To my knowledge, the police are still looking for a motive.  One look at his face and even a novice face reader could tell you this guy didn’t need much of a motive, he was a ticking time bomb.

Notice his eyebrows, now pay particular attention to the left eyebrow.  See how it spikes and arches upwards and significantly so?  This is the mark of an individual who is highly emotionally reactive and impulsive.

It’s a feature you can easily notice about someone.  Someone with this eyebrow pattern and you would want to give careful thought in hiring them for a job.  If this were a potential boss with these eyebrows, think twice about accepting the job.  Potential boyfriend/girlfriend, same thing.  I’m not saying everyone with this eyebrow pattern will hijack a Greyhound bus, I am saying impulsivity and emotional reactivity would be a challenge they confront.

There’s actually a lot that can be learned from a person’s eyebrows.  Someone with eyebrows that are shaped in a straight line, tends to think logically and generally give matters careful consideration before making a decision.  Rounded eyebrows add a little kindness to the person’s interaction with you. Eyebrows close together and this person will be more of an independent individual and won’t need a lot of input from others and won’t necessarily enjoy other’s input either.

Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone, had eyebrows that were close together.  It is said that he pretty well was fed up with politics behind TV and moved on from a very successful show because of said “politics”.

It’s of note also that we live in a world where it’s often said to be male dominated.  The strength of our eyebrows speak to one’s confidence and ability to assert oneself.  Interesting then that many women pluck their eyebrows.  And food for thought, the proverbial question: which came first – the chicken or the egg?

I am currently seeking volunteers in the Seattle and surrounding area for a face read as part of my case studies towards certification.  If you are interested, access me through the “contact me” button in the right hand column, for more information.

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Earlier in the month I was in the midst of an intensive 6 day training in Sourthern California.  This was part one of three parts leading to certification as a Chinese Face Reader.  It’s a subject I find fascinating, to say the least, and so does Louise Hay!  She has said that it’s the most exciting material she’s come across in the last 15 years.  If you are curious about Chinese Face Reading, click on the Wisdom of Your Face link in the right hand column of this blog under Favorite Things.

In the middle of training I thought, “I can’t do this” and I’ve armed myself with a litany of reasons detailing why I can’t!  There’s 60,000 facts about the face I must commit to memory.  Ok, that’s only a slight exaggeration, it feels like 60,000!   I’m supposed to be in my heart not my head to be a face reader.  Ok, that settles it, I can’t do it!  My spirit sunk with that notion.  Pack your bags, Bethie, because you cannot do this.

But wait, then I remembered the weekly powerful question I’d received that week.  These are questions I sit with, I don’t answer them immediately, instead I roll the question around like a shiny penny in my hand, feeling first around the edges of it.  So, what was the weekly powerful question, you ask?!  It was very simply: “What if I could?”

What if I could?  Here I was all bound up in I can’t do this, no way, no how.  I then recall — what if I could? — and instantly I am drawn into the life giving expansiveness of potential.  What if I could?  What if I asked that question of all my doubts and all my “I can’ts”.

I think I love it the most because I am not trying to convince myself I can.  Yes I can, feels like a quantum leap that I have to convince myself into and this also has the flavor of tight, contracted and all bound up.  But entertaining a “what if I could” is just a little, tiny, infinitesimal turn of the dial in the affirmative direction.  So small a step that lifts me up and out of my own gray prison walls and into the brightness of possibility and potential.

What if I could?  It’s a deep breath of fresh air.  A little question to ponder and there, right there, is the wide open receptive spaces of freedom.  Ok then, maybe I can :).

*Image I took at Carlsbad Beach, California, where my training was held.

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