Tuesday, March 31, 2020

My Cell Phone Was Dying. Magic Took Over And Saved The Day!

I want to tell you all about it. 

However, instead I am just announcing this forthcoming story because, now, having made my way to surviving one more ordeal in this time of pandemic, I am too tired now to share even about magic.

End of March -- deadline kept. Ha Ha.

More tomorrow.

With Less Than Nine Hours Left ... For Me To Meet My 1x Week Blog Article Posts Obligation, I Offer You This...

... "Why not a bit of a writer's block in this time of the cornavirus pandemic?"

Posted originally as:

Through Our New GAME Support Group Network, Our Board Members/Elite Truth Or Dare GAME Members Are Now Refocusing Priorities: First For Ourselves, Next For Those We Can Support And Guide

Who would’ve, could’ve imagined that -- the revitalizing I initiated of the “old” New Horizons Discount Derby, updated into the new Truth Or Dare GAME, as a perk for my board members – and – a major support for me, as my horrendous “MeToo” ethics complaint regarding my former psychiatrist mentor, Marty Groder, was winding down – would turn out to be the very basis for how and what New Horizons/Small “Zones of Peace” can now provide to help us, the board, get through this coronavirus pandemic, “G-d willing and the creek don’t rise,” as well as strengthen and empower us to help others too. 

I am hard-pressed to articulate – even to them, my board members, to myself and to  readers what is transpiring with this new initiative of ours – the forthcoming New Horizons/Small “Zones Of Peace GAME Support Network in terms of the Divine orderliness I see unfolding here, in this time of greatest nationwide crisis and what we are growing, each and every day our support group meets, carrying itself over to the times in between.

But something big is brewing! 

Maybe that something BIG is what is going to get some of us through this pandemic alive, much like my Mom (stepmother) survived the Holocaust, in a Chinese refugee camp, along with other fleeing German Jews.

Maybe that’s how it goes “When two or more are gathered…” We become something bigger than ourselves, so proportionally big that the ripples outward make a difference.

Sue says that what accounts for the magic, the seeds of which were planted in the Fall, 2018 as the ordeal of my ethics complaint with the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA), regarding Marty Groder was culminating – is, in part, the result of our slowing down, with ourselves -- and – with one another, collectively exchanging the urgency of our normal daily lives for the human generosity our GAME Support Group affords, so that we offer one another, through our giving time and attention to one another and whatever is important to each in this time of crises, beautiful gifts, simply from our being – and being together.

I think this is one part of the “so big I can’t wrap my mind around it.”

But there is more.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Hey, It’s Me, Anastasia. Calling Out To You

Hi Dearie, it's me, Anastasia, The Storyteller.
How you doing?  What's your story?
I'd like to know.

Hi folks, you already know that storytelling is my shtick. But did you know, too, that communal storytelling is among my greatest loves

Now, I am up to putting that of me to good use and including YOU, multiplying its benefit and making it grow!

So come and join me -- and my gorgeous team, my New Horizons/Small "Zones of Peace" Board Members (a.k.a. the Truth Or Dare GAME Community/Truth Squad), with stories of your own, in a daily chat, if needed, to help each and everyone one of us to get through this god-awful coronavirus ordeal with daily chats via our special line at FreeConferenceCall.com. 

With lots of sharing, stories galore of our pandemic wins and challenges, healthy survival tips, caring and compassion.

For Details and Reservations Contact: Anastasia at: MountainWomanRJ@aol.com.

Also, check out our stories on: zonesofpeace.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Mediocrity Met The Potential For Magnificence At The Mss Study Group

Well readers, on Friday morning the New Horizons/Small "Zones Of Peace" Mss Study Group, took its first steps up on a thought-provoking, emotional-spiritual ascent that is certain to prove itself to be a wonderfully, inspiring task of now digging into my original Random House Trilogy, Book I, Part 1 of 3, Surviving (Adrenalin) Addictions: Transforming The Rebellious Survivor Inner Child to help make it come alive for themselves, for me and as our gift to the world (or at least the U.S.A.) in this era of corruption and chaos.

What an oasis in time and space it was in this sea of distress in which we are currently living!

And what a debuting experience it was for all who were present, limited to board members only.

We/I don't yet know how to translate what occurred in the brief ninety minutes during which our class transpired into easy-for-you-to-understand language. Actually, you probably just had to be there to experience the "awe" we co-created up against the backdrop of my manuscript, but we are already working to capture some of it to share.

Terry described the experience as rich. 

Sue remarked on how outstanding my leadership was throughout the process, based on this first portion of Book 1. And how I demonstrated that my BEING is truly a gift to whomever is privy to it. 

She also praised my "brilliant mind," once again, which I didn't mind at all and said "That's why people should buy your Super Sleuth'd Coaching and Consulting Services, Anastasia, at our eBay store the money which is, incidentally, a 100% fundraiser for New Horizons/Small "Zones of Peace."

Of course, Sue is, not only a board member but also my BFF. So what would you expect from her?

I left our class time in search of advanced tech training that will allow us to make and edit recordings of this class, or at least clips of it, as well as the classes yet to come. 

We will, definitely, want to make these available which we are likely to do on my Anastasia The Storyteller Radio Show, or various other formats so that interested listeners can begin to share in the adventure of a lifetime that I am adept at guiding for those who would trek the terrain of moving themselves beyond the mediocre to the magnificent.

To that end and to those in the know, Anastasia's "adventure of a lifetime" incorporates learning to "climb the mountain of awe," again and again, an ascent worthy of acclaim comparable to scaling Mt. Everest on a mind-spirit, human interaction level, known, generally, only to titans.

Hope I whetted your appetite to learn more. I will be back on this when I have access to additional words for sharing that which is almost unspeakable, in a wonderful way, of course.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

We Are Getting So Excited About The New Horizons/Small "Zones Of Peace" Board Members Mss Study Group

Details are now available on Exploring Your Dark Side: The Adventure Of A Lifetime blog site.

Look for these two articles:

1. Mss Study Group Announced: Surviving (Adrenalin) Addictions, Original Unedited Version

2. Mss Study Group #1: Discussion Overview

Travel along with us, vicariously, as the New Horizons/Small "Zones Of Peace" Board Of Directors now sets foot on a next leg of its adventure of "practicing what we preach."

Monday, February 24, 2020

A Big Week Ahead For Me – And

... the two non-profit organizations I founded, New Horizons Support Network, Inc. and the Small “Zones of Peace” Inc.

Part one of ten parts that make up the whole of my (Anastasia's) still unpublished Random House Trilogy, will start on its way to, at last, being published, hopefully in 2022, and be opened up by the New Horizons/Small "Zones Of Peace" Board of Directors, also known as our Elite Truth Or Dare GAME players (i.e. our Truth Squad) who will work with me from here forward, studying and updating my original Random House manuscript, new working title SURVIVING THE USA, Circa 2016 -- Fwd, with a very special Mss Study Group.

Here we go! My Board and Me!
SURVIVING THE USA, Circa 2016 -- Fwd(Working title)

Miracle of miracles, they are going to join me, after 22 years of interruption, beginning with my losing my eyesight in 1998 but never my vision, in heading for the publication of my entire unpublished Random House Trilogy, beginning with part one, with or without Random House, "G-d willing and the creek don't rise"!!

Out of the moth balls and mice-eaten files, here we come!!

Did I think I would ever SEE the day when disciplined "community action" from my board would officially head me in this direction?

Well, not exactly. 

If progress was to be made, I assumed it would be a solo act on my part. So, their unexpectedly joining me, is quite the blessing!

Therefore, this coming Friday, in our new "Mss Study Group," WE will make a "beginning" through study to head me toward that destination -- OFFICIAL. 

That's what an exceptional community can do!

SURVIVING THE USA, Circa 2016 -- Fwd is on its way.

Also, the New Horizons/Small "Zoned Of Peace" Possible Human, Possible Society Study, Rebooted will be launched this week too, with the introduction of a "Preliminary Study."

Look for details on both my writing/publishing/Mss Study Group and its devoted activities and our rebooted study here and at New Horizons Small "Zones Of Peace."

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Reflections On Leadership, After Trump’s Aborted Impeachment Trials

The day after Donald Trump’s aborted Senate impeachment trials ended, I awakened into morning reverie with a desire to share reflections deriving from my conversations with G-d that generally usher in my day. 

It seemed to have been a good long time since I felt prompted to do so, having spent so many months, actually the years following the 2016 presidential election, at sixes and sevens, both for myself, personally, and in leading my non-profit organization, the New Horizons/Small “Zones Of Peace.

Since the start of the formal impeachment efforts by the Congressional House Democrats there had been a sense of relief in me, perhaps in others too. 

The voices of reason and justice had spoken out truths, if not purely and perfectly, but at least in ways that made sense to me overall, resonating with values I respected. Once given voice, as they were in, more or less orderly fashion, they could no longer be ignored and submerged beneath the chaos and corruption of Donald Trump’s White House and his GOP allies.  

History would, now, live to tell the tale, even if the Senate would not.

Not too many days later, given that our organization had, at last, gotten its eBay store for fundraising set up and ready to go, I found myself listing for sale the one remaining copy of Ahmsta Kebzeh: The Science Of Universal Awe, Volume I we were holding, written by our esteemed, now deceased, Community Development Mentor, Murat Yagan. 
Abkhazian Elder, Murat Yagan

The book sold off of eBay almost instantly. 

However, I didn’t, at first, make the connection between my impetus to want to share some of the content of my conversations with G-d and my listing that long-held book, given to us by Murat, personally, close to fifteen years ago. Not too much later, however, I realized that each was my way of making a statement, if only to myself, of the kind of leadership I respect and honor  -- and to which I would, from here forth, return my most pointed attentions.

Nothing at all like we are seeing in the purported leaders of our country!

Along with this certainty in myself arose a staunch unwillingness to allow any more of my precious life time and energy to be drawn into b…s..t, the kind that proliferates these days through the halls of the White House and Congress, large corporations, even with my neighborhood plumber who, by the way, stood me up last evening, with a no-show for fixing the leaky pipe that was drowning my lower level kitchen in water. 

This morning I remedied that latter breech of ethics by hiring a more professional handyman service that came through for me within hours, bringing into my home the kind of ethics and responsibility that I find most comforting!  How I wish I could be free of our “fake” governmental leaders as quickly and easily!

The whole of my internal responses, body, mind and spirit, that day after the aborted impeachment trials ended, showed me I have more than enough clarity in my head – and my heart to know where I stand personally, to know what I need to do next in order that I do my best to maintain, or seek to sustain, order in my life where chaos bred of human corruption appears to take a lead. 

No more sixes and sevens! No more energy drains for me, from those who pretend to lead while, at the same time, seeking to destroy! And, with this resolve, no more morning waking rushing to check the news online, out of fear and a deep yearning for an order in my life I had formerly trusted our government, established as a democracy, to ensure.
I was DONE with it all! 

From here forth, the values I most respect would set the tone of my days. 

The House Congressional representatives with their impeachment actions had given me/us that, even with their efforts being aborted in the Senate. Lies and corruption had been formally recorded. Truth would not die, nor the fact of the actions that stood up for it.
Not long after that morning after, I asked myself “Where might concerned, voting Americans find a place to settle and rest securely and peacefully, after the aborted senate impeachment trials of D0nald Trump?

Likely I pose a challenging question to many, as perhaps our whole country is at sixes and sevens?   And, how would citizens who are more aligned with my thinking move forward?
Half the voting population is celebrating the acquittal of Trump.

Another good half of which I am a part, those who uphold values, differing markedly from the dominant GOP we watched, handling themselves with a deliberate investment to remain ignorant throughout this impeachment ordeal, are angry, possibly frightened, sad or in despair, experiencing trauma, on a national level as essential principles or standards of behavior were desecrated,. 

No that does not strike me as correct! I am not with this segment, either, in these responses.

For me, the warped ways of the Senate GOP have now strengthened my convictions, in this time of greatest divisiveness, to uphold the values with which I was raised, including teaching me to look to leadership I can honor. Men like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. come immediately to mind. Yet closer still to where my heart sits in comfort are the images of my father, along with a more current teacher, also deceased as is my father, Murat Yagan, from whom I had many long years to learn, personally.

So, now in the aftermath of b.s such I had never imagined in what I thought to be the hallowed halls of American government, most especially in the White House and Congress, I am reaching out in my mind and spirit to these wise elders I have known most closely, rededicating myself to holding them in prime space, allowing these who have gone before me that I hold most in esteem and love for the dignity, integrity, courage. love and wisdom they have shown me by their principles lived out, congruently, through their actions, albeit not totally with perfection.

I regret that there are no women among these role models of mine, only men. But perhaps it is, now up to women, like Nancy Pelosi and others who have, particularly recently, taken stands for justice and right, women like myself included.

From here forth I want things to be different in my life, not at all like the past four years have been. I don’t yet know what that will look like for me and for those around me upon whose lives I have influence though "Seeking Sanctuary In These Turbulent Times" will certainly have a priority. But I do know from here forth, the coming years will not look, feel or be like the past four years, whether Donald Trump is reelected or not! 

Thomas Paine spoke these words on December 23, 1776, in the midst of the Revolutionary War. They are no less meaningful today.
 “THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated”