CIA Declassified Documents Prove Psychic Powers are Real

Have you ever thought you might have psychic powers? Precognition; remote viewing; telepathy; life review and near-death experiences are all addressed in Mark Gober’s recent book: An End to Upside-Down Thinking.

On Life Mastery Radio this week, Mark Gober left us with clear and open consciousness about our psychic powers.

Explaining the *Whirlpool Effect, Mark began:

“Imagine reality is a stream of water, where water represents consciousness. Now imagine that within the stream, whirlpools form. Those whirlpools are self-localizations of water. While they may look different from other parts of the stream, the whirlpools are made of nothing more than water.

In the analogy, whirlpools represent individuals in a stream of consciousness. My brain is one whirlpool, yours is another, etc. Since water is the fundamental medium of the stream, it is possible that sometimes water from one whirlpool can end up in another whirlpool (think: psychic abilities). And when a whirlpool dissipates, the water simply flows into the broader stream (think: consciousness continues when the physical body dies).”

*Taken from preface section of An End to Upside-Down Thinking “Why Materialism is Baloney” Bernardo Kastrup

During our interview Mark mentioned he is not a scientist. When writing his book, he took a dispassionate approach to the research. Some of his sources include CIA declassified documents, peer-review research, and meta-analysis.

In fact, Mark finds it amazing that remote viewing (being able to see something in a different location than you’re in) has been stated in CIA declassified documents by the US Government, as “a real phenomenon”

Mark’s interview was fascinating. He has certainly provided evidence (which is massive in quantity) anyone would need to prove psychic power is real.

Do you have wizard-like abilities, or want to develop those abilities? Read An End to Upside-Down Thinking.

Listen to our interview with Mark Gober: Mark Gober Mark 12, 2019

Bill Gates is Self Actualized!

Some of the GREATEST Entrepreneurs in the world like Bill Gates have deliberately designed their business and personal lives to MAXIMIZE their human potential. These people have EVOLVED by moving towards becoming what the great psychologist Abraham Maslow called a “Self-Actualized” person. Maslow came to UNDERSTAND this phenomenon after he studied the life of Albert Einstein and many other great historical figures like Thomas Je…fferson, and Eleanor Roosevelt. These people realized more of their full potential and enjoyed what he called “PEAK EXPERIENCES” in their lives.

If you are an Entrepreneur and you’re trying to balance your business dream, your personal life, money and a higher purpose you want to serve, then this webinar may provide you some new ideas. Mark has a studied the lives of many current day business entrepreneurs and has compared their lives to the principles that Maslow identified. He has broken this all down into some SIMPLE steps any of us can use to apply into our own lives.

Date and time: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at: 6:00 pm PST.
To register go to:

You may know Mark Meyerdirk as business partner of some of the Greatest Thought Leaders such as Mary Morrissey, Paul Martinelli, John Assaraf and Bob Proctor. He is a successful entrepreneur, attorney and consultant and has studied the classics of personal growth for over 20 years. He is offering a special FREE webinar for you to learn about the idea of “Self-Actualization” and how it could enrich your business and your life.

Date and time: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at: 6:00 pm PST.
To register go to:

This will be a great lesson and we know it will be helpful knowledge for you in the development of your own business and your life.

I am attending – Join me on a remarkable call with a remarkable teacher.
Yours Truly, Tina Marie

How to transform thoughts that do not serve you

I am reminded today by a share that my friend and mentor, Mary Morrissey sent to her subscription list of how very important it is to let go and put down those thoughts that no longer serve us. I have pasted in her share below for you to experience as well, but first, I invite you to dwell in the possibility that all around you, all that plagues your mind with worry or frustration today, originated first in thoughts that came into your perception.

Then consider that you have all the power to give or deny focus to any thought, any of them.

I had a client once tell me, but you do not know the power of the thoughts in my mind. “You do not know the worry that I have every day to feed my children, to keep the bills paid, to work harder that anyone so I do not lose my job. You do not know the level of pain I live with in this tired body. How can you say that all of this is but thoughts in my mind and that if I shift them, then it will not seem bad, but instead good?”

And I say to that, and the doubt, and the fear, and the not knowing in us that rises up and wants answers and immediate action “or else _____”, I say, “Do I know? YES, I Know.”

My very life, an experiment of grand proportions in pain, hurt, loss, betrayal, fear and agony, I know that when applied, the teachings of the power of thought, transform even the most close to death person, the full of despair and regret person, the person on the edge of taking their own life. I have seen it, I have lived it, I am now teaching it.

I know that as soon as you shift your perception of the situation and begin to ask, “What if?”, once you become curious about where you are, how you got here, what has formed this reality, once you get curious, Life changes. Life takes on the forms that you instill in it, so much so that you can mentally form a mold through which to pour the mix of  a life so wonderful, you overflow with Gratitude.

So today, put down the thoughts that plague you, they will be there tomorrow. Today, exist in a field of wonder, of curiosity. Ask the questions today of “What if?”

What if I loved my job, what would that look like?

What if I absolutely was head over heels in love with my spouse? What would that feel like?

What if I received a check for 5 million dollars today? What would I do with my time?

What if my body radiated with ultimate health and well being? What would I go do with my body to appreciate it?

Ask What if today…. share your thoughts and your experiences with us.

Post from Mary Morrissey

There is an ancient teaching story about two Buddhist monks walking along a river in silence. They have a vow of chastity –which includes many vows, but one of these vows of chastity requires that they never speak to, or ever touch, a woman.

As they walk up the river, they come upon a woman who is desperately trying to get across the river because her child is on the other side. It is a fast-flowing river and she is frightened to cross the river by herself. The one monk  walks over to her and says, “May I help you?” He picks her up and with the strength that he carries in his legs that walk mountains and valleys and streams as part of his work, he carries her across the river, sets her down, returns to join his fellow and they begin again to walk in silence.

About two hours later the second monk says to the first monk, “I can’t believe you carried that woman across the river. I can’t believe you touched her. I can’t believe that you broke your vows.”

The other monk simply looks at his companion and says, “I put her down two hours ago. You are still carrying her.”

It’s such a wonderful story about us simply learning to put something down.

Let’s consider what are we still carrying that really isn’t happening anymore. What are we still hanging onto that isn’t in our present moment?

Let’s put it down…And when we put that down, we now have our hands, our heart and our mind available to what’s here, right now.

Love to you all,

Tina Marie – The Evokateur

This is Real stuff…. How Thoughts Become Things

I appeal to your intuition, not your intellect. Through this article I hope to create a level of curiosity in you that has you research all the links below, or at least bookmark them and plan to visit in the next week.

Our world is on the verge of a major shift in human consciousness and understanding of our amazingly unique gifts… gifts that no other mammal, or life form seems to possess on our planet. Buckle you seat belts for this engaging show replay.

If you did tune in, play it again.

Listen to what is being proposed:

Humans possess energetic and mental faculties that far surpass anything we have ever witnessed or thought was possible.
The Human brain has power equivalent to vast power stations to create merely from focused and intended thought.
You can harness this thought power to create your own reality here and now.

But first you must train your brain and unleash its true potential.

I personally know these points to be very true, I would stake my life on them, and have.
That is why producing this show, the one you are about to replay, was so crucial for my and Todd’s passion.

I want each of us to own this power, learn to direct it, form our visual reality and move into it with reverence and authenticity.

We coach people every day who, upon applying the very teachings we provid access to – experience what they call miracles.

There are two ways to live your life – one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

This is what you will hear on this show –
Doug Vermeeren, film producer, was featured today on Holistic Living as he shared about his new film coming out called How Thoughts Become Things. Ancient cultures knew this power and used it every day. Why do we not do the same? How can you become an affiliate of his work, and build a business spreading global awakening at a neurological level?

John Assaraf, from the Secret, shares his new Winning the Inner Game of Business program that allows you to systematically remap the very beliefs that no longer serve your greatness and wealth – all at the cellular level. That is right – remap the brain. You do it with your software on your computer – now do it with your own brain!

This is not science fiction, although in the past many movies were of this… now, we see and know how to do it for ourselves, right here and now.

Listen in….

Then visit these links… learn how to harness your mind and reap rewards and benefits for a lifetime.

Yours, Tina Marie, The Evokateur

Hiring a Life Coach – What you need to know, by Tina Marie

One of the largest growing sectors of our economy is self help where an estimated $11 billion is spent every year from people seeking to improve their life conditions. Big name authors, speakers and teachers produce book after book, program after program that promise to hold the Holy Grail of how to transform your life from rags to riches, suffering to joy, and loneliness to love. Blooming up from the massive interest in personal growth is a job description that has had a variety of names over the decades yet delivers, in essence, the same service – listening. What we had spent thousands of dollars on in the 90’s each year in the form of therapy and counseling, has been replaced by people known as Life Coaches. Being a ‘coach’ myself, people ask me, “What qualifies you to be a coach?” and “What should I look for when I am considering hiring a coach?” All great questions. Now you may think I am aiming this toward my programs/books/sessions – it crossed my mind – but instead I have placed myself back in the seat of customer and will share with you what decision process I went through to hire my past and current life coaches.

I hope this helps.  – Tina Marie

What certifies a person to be a Life Coach.

There are organizations and agencies that certify people through non-accredited programs where by meeting the qualifications the applicant is given the ability to call themselves a Certified Life Coach. Another option in being coached to be a Life Coach are programs produced by authors, teachers and retired business owners who have formed their own certification programs which will allow a person to resell an already marketed program, and be able to teach the programs to their own audiences.

In lieu of investing in a certified program that trains and provides guidance in your coaching business, some people will take on the title of Life Coach out of a personal program that they have developed from the amount of experience they have gained over their careers.

All avenues of access to people who are Life Coaches have their purpose and attraction to the audiences they serve. On your journey in choosing who you will work with, if that is the choice you make, use these points that I share here in assisting you in making a decision on what you are looking for in a Life Coach.

In unmasking the success of the self help industry, Steve Salerno, author of Sham: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless, shares that “Whatever they think you’re deficient in, they’re selling the solution.”

Salerno’s beef: If they need another book or tape, the previous one must not have made good on its promise. “This industry is exploitative,” he says. “It takes advantage of people’s weaknesses.”
That’s not how the hundred’s of thousands of people flocking to the self help industry see it, of course. “People keep buying because they like to feel like they’re improving themselves,” says Brian Tracy, head of an eponymous self-help book-and-seminar outfit that grosses between $25 and $30 million, according to Marketdata. “The more you read, the more you grow. [Repeat customers] enjoy the study of self-help.”
Such study involves wrapping your head around theories like “listen to your heart” and “take responsibility for your actions”–part of a curriculum that helped Chopra pull in $1.3 million in 2008 from book sales and speaking engagements. (He now spends most of his time doing nonprofit work.)

What seems evident is that the self help industry is revealing that people are hungry to be heard, valued, supported and reminded that they, in fact, do possess the very answers they seek others to remind them of.

Why is Coaching so popular?

My theories on the throngs of seminar junkies, billions spent on books and audio programs that we fill our spare time with is that we are seeking the very connections and fulfillment that was once received in genuine conversation, a thing of the past in most families, and work places, replaced by text messaging, emails, conference calls and post-it notes.

It has not been uncommon to seek the answers from a mentor, a teacher, an advocate and person who has gone before in an effort to shorten our learning curve, in fact, it is considered among the highly successful, unwise to not find a coach or two to help guide us through our ‘unknowing.’ I share in my book, (UNDER WRAPS) “Left to our own devices, we seduce ourselves with naivety and insecurities. It is the wise who humbly sit at the feet of a teacher to find their way through the darkness.”
Life Coaches and those with titles like them; Success Coaches, and Consultants are filling a need, a need to be heard, a need to remind ourselves to focus on what is important, a reminder to do what fills our hearts instead of our bank accounts, then of course how to fill our bank accounts by doing what fills our hearts.

I experienced humility at a young age of 22 in the start of my first formal business, having found that I did not possess all the answers and that my business degree held few of the actual solutions to real world problems I would face.

I sought out the advice from a person who called himself a ‘serial entrepreneur’ and found I had hired my first Success Coach, Aka: Personal Business Advisor.  Since that time, when I realized that I did not have the answers, when I felt stuck and as though I was swimming through molasses in any area of my life, health, career, relationships, spiritual guidance, I have sought a mentor that would hold the lantern that lit the path for me to follow.

Is Coaching Profitable?

For the ones who ‘get it’, – Yes. For the ones who think fixing people’s problems will make them a happy client – No.
My son put it eloquently recently when he shared with his sister, “If Mom did everything for us, we would never learn on our own. She won’t always be here to do it for us, we need to do it for ourselves.”

The same goes for coaching, when a client learns that you are a ‘teacher’, they learn to take responsibility for their own lives and form their own solutions. Your nudging and prodding keeps them on the path that they defined and reminds them when the dusk settles in the path they are on is one that leads to their own highest becoming.

Those who hold the light up to the doubt, and fear and have  us march through our own hell then pat our backs on the other side, are the true life coaches.

Starting out coaches who gain an understanding of how to run a business, how to market themselves effectively and how to sell their programs and services will thrive in this market. Those who do not have well-rounded business skills need to seek a program out that teaches not only how to be a coach but also how to form your own business as a coach. Of course life is the best teacher but cutting that learning curve in half if not more it what a well designed coaching program can do. The coaching program I recommend, mainly because, I went through it and have profited greatly in less than 10 months is the LifeSoulutions Program build and designed by Mary Morrissey. ( Tell them Tina Marie sent you… I love boasting about how blogs work to generate interest.

Personally I can attest to the ability to make a six figure income being a Life Coach. Now it takes discipline and focus, the same principals that you will teach your own clients are the same principals that you will use on a daily basis. I will willingly share my formula for free to those who seek me out.

We all need a Life Coach

The truth is we all need a partner who is honest enough, detached enough, observant enough and present enough to help us produce our lives. Like a Director who sits beside the camera lens and watches as the scene unfolds, a coach can help you by seeing the whole picture from a different angle. Because as Les Brown, a dear friend of mine, and mentor, told me, “You cannot see the picture when you are in the frame.” We need, from time to time, that strong arm reminding us of our greatness.

Mary Morrissey, my personal coach and mentor, reminded me just recently when I was seducing myself as to the reasons not to take the path I knew in my heart would lead to a resolution because I had judged the action as ‘too harsh’ and ‘not nice’. Mary reminded me that I held the answer to the problem and by ignoring or acquiescing, I prolong my pain when in fact, I am at the doorway to the other side. She did not let me off the hook in following through in a timely manner on a action that needed to be taken and the result of her nudging – freedom, resolution and movement forward.

What does it cost?

I have paid between $125 an hour back in 1991 to $1,500.00 an hour in 2010. And truthfully, you get what you pay for. The consultants who command the high dollar rates, have paying clients, have accessible testimonials for you to call, have a resume that shows their failures as well as their successes and have a company built around them are what you are seeking.

I meet with my coach once a week on the telephone for 15 minutes. In prior coaching relationships, I met for 30 minutes once a week and sometimes split it up to two 15 minute sessions once at the beginning of the week and the second at the end of the week before the weekend. A coaching session is not a ‘how was your weekend’ call. They are very precise and to the point. You are paying by the minute after all.

I told a client once who was having difficulty getting a job and feared his unemployment would lead to the failing of his marriage that “Consider my services the ‘Anti-Divorce Court’ Coach.” He followed my lead, got his dream job, invested in himself and re-won the heart of his lovely bride. And I was much cheaper than divorce court – trust me!

The bottom line is that you would not trust your health with just anyone, at least I would hope not, then to goes to prove you should not trust the very expression of your livelihood into the world with anything less than a coach who has earned a “doctorate in experience”.

Interview your Life Coach

Do not be shy when considering such a working relationship. Hiring a Life Coach needs to take as much time as would bringing in a new business partner for your company. You need to trust them and be able to confide in them with all areas of your life, as all areas of your life are tightly integrated, even if it may not seem so at the outset.  Check the article How to Interview your Life Coach.

Qualities of my best Coaches(Mentors):

They listen
They allow me to trust myself and my answers
They are truthful and are able to communicate the truth without making me wrong
They are willing to let me give it a shot and then critique afterward. 
They do not try to fix me
They hold my feet to the fire to have me do what I said I would do and if I do not, they have me understand why
They have life experience that has put them through what I am in and want to get through myself
They know when they do not hold the answer people who can help and they are open to putting me in contact with those who can help me
They keep their schedules accessible so that my time with them is not interrupted and my needs are given their utmost attention
They let me design what the coaching time will look like
They hold faith in me even when I do not

Happy Coach Hunting.

– Tina Marie

Related Articles:

Additional Resources:

The Master Your Life Program produced by Seer International


To teach effective decision making skills, communication, and real life application of understanding defining goals and creating vision statements. Curriculum enforces abilities to use the power of our thoughts, beliefs, habits and support mechanisms in our lives to reach our highest core value goals. Fits needs on business curriculum, relationships, health, and spiritual goals.


One of the world’s top coaches, speakers and teachers. Tina Marie will teach you how to play full out in your life with amazing results in a time frame that you could not achieve on your own. Be sure you eat your Wheaties when you hire Tina Marie as your coach. She knows how to make things happen!  Walt Temple, President, WTP Corp.

Dynamic, kind, caring, compassionate, funny and sweet with an ability to truly connect with any audience, this just barely scratches the surface when describing Tina Marie. In a nutshell, she is a gem. She continues to be a delight to work with professionally and I am forever grateful to consider her a friend.- Melissa Schmitz, Network Director, Voice America

I love to meet people like Tina Marie that work hard to find ways to continually improve their lives. I feel very fortunate when I meet people that share their knowledge and enrich my life, and here I am with a wonderful group of ladies guided by a very special person…Tina Marie. – Rosa Amira

“Thank You Tina!
You have an awesome energy to live and experience life at its fullest. In my opinion that is the mark of a great leader who’s passion and knowledge can not help but spill over to all those around them.”  – Gary, The Renegade Dream Builder
Dream Big, Run Fast, Challenge yourself everyday.


I am a successful entrepreneur having contributed to client businesses, partnerships and my own ventures for over 20 years, including 4 of my own corporations. I have experience in complex sales, operations, business development and structuring, service, consulting, program development and take out, in the energy, personal development, technology, transportation, communications, and educational industries. I have worked for and with Fortune 100 corporations, mid size and small businesses and understand the varying level of complexities between the three. My strengths include customer service, employee development, media and social marketing, image branding, personality assessments and job description definition, value surveys, communications, and designing complex ‘out of the box’ solutions.

I help people see what they may be overlooking or have thought the put to bed. I help companies create value above and beyond their current image all for little to no additional investment cost. I transform and spark renewal in product lines and services.  I enroll the workforce to design solutions and own the accountability of their own jobs in a way that frees the leaders to be visionaries and the staff to run the ship. I teach how to serve first, sell later and how to have an 85% or better close ratio through proper lead generation.

Current Availability:

As of August 2010, I have 4 openings for new coaching clients.
I take a work load of 10 clients to maintain my availability for each one.


Please schedule a 15 minute call to assess a working relationship.
877-887-8462  or call

Unexpected Money, by Tina Marie

My daughter sat in my home office one night and found in the chair cushion a hundred dollar bill. She said, “Hmmm, here you go Mom. Look what I found.” To which I replied “Unexpected money… the best kind.”

In reflecting on the concept of unexpected money, I realized that all that comes our way, if we had faith in the laws of the Universe, would be in fact, expected. If we believe that thoughts are things and that we hold the power to not only attract but mold our experiences, then it goes to follow that all our experiences, unexpected or not are really at some level expected. Genevieve Behrend shares in her book, Your Invisible Power ,which I highly recommend, that if in fact we direct energy to a desire and an experience comes our way that indicates our wish is coming or has come true, by getting excited about that experience as though it were a surprise or unexpected lessens the very faith in the power we command. Excitement then is a showing of lack of faith and, similarly, believing that we are lucky, blessed or otherwise something of favor in one moment and not in the next is forging yet another chasm between the understanding of our God nature and the opposite.

Allow all good fortune that comes into your experience be expected, all coincidence a reminder that you are, in fact, living from and expressing your God nature.

Happy cushion hunting.

Your friend, Tina Marie

Happy Friday the 13th, by Tina Marie

How have we placed so much attention on one little number? You by now know that many people consider Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day. In This interesting fear is known as paraskevidekatriaphobia. A big word that breaks down to mean “Fear of Friday”. This fear, or superstition, happens to be the most widely believed superstition in the United States.

So you may ponder, as I did – Where did the superstition around the number 13 originate?
And how can a day be considered so scary? How did the fear of a day rank among other common fears such as heights, snakes, spiders, and water?

Well, of course, part of is the “13” itself.

Interesting facts about 13 –
This has long been considered an unlucky number by several cultures. For example, the ancient Egyptians believe that humans went through twelve stages on earth, and the thirteenth one was the happy afterlife. While they didn’t see 13 as unlucky, it was often associated with death. This association spread to other cultures that ignored the Egyptians’ positive association with 13. Go figure.
Did you know that women generally experience 13 menses throughout a year.  I concur, being female myself,  that this can be seen as bad, especially some days where you feel like not getting out of bed. But that’s not what the ancients were thinking about. When the solar calendar, with its 12 months, replaced the lunar calendar, with its 13 months, the number 13 was looked down upon. This little number was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

And there’s more…
There was this famous dinner that had seats for 13… anyone recall the Last Supper? Judas, the one chosen to hold the hat of betrayer was the 13th guest, and we all know how that ended.
There are 13 witches in a coven.

But what about Friday?

Who in their right mind thought to tag one of the best day’s of the week with ‘bad luck’?
To find that answer we need to go back to Norse mythology. Freya was the goddess of fertility, and her sacred animal was the cat. Our sixth day of the week, Friday, was named after Freya.  Because of this, some ancient cultures believed that Friday was the best day for a wedding, you know – marriage, procreation, babies. Now with the rise of Christianity and the frowning upon of pagen symbols, which cats, for some reason (maybe another blog post) were considered evil all now tied to Freya, who had a cat- turned the day – Friday – bad. So Freya, along with her cat, and her day, fell from grace.

Most people, textbooks, and historical records from my ancestors, as I am half irish, note that in 1066, on Friday, October 13, the final stage was set for the Battle of Hastings. That’s the day that William of Normandy demanded that Harold II of England hand over the throne to him. Harold declined, and the English troops fell to William’s army the next day. William the Conqueror took over Britain and changed the lives of the Anglo-Saxons forever. It’s understandable how they would view Friday the 13th with dread.

In more modern times, stock market crashes have taken place on Fridays, hence the term “Black Friday.”

So, if we add all the superstition surrounding the number 13 to the fear of Friday, we have Friday the 13th representing the fear of the number 13 and Friday all on one day.

People take this seriously?

Many high rises don’t have a 13th floor. Airports don’t have a Gate 13. Many towns skip from 12 to 14 when naming their streets. Lots of hotels avoid having a room #13. Airplanes lack a 13th aisle.

How often do we experience Friday the 13th?
How often do we have Fridays that fall on the 13th of the month? It changes from year to year. There can be from one to three Friday the thirteenths in a year. The next year to have three, a high number of occurrences, is 2012.

Pull 13 out of retirement

I say, let’s bring back the number 13, pull it out of retirement and give it a nobel meaning that recalls its early reverence in ancient culture. Make this a day when we tell 13 people we admire how important they are to us. Or gift 13 random people with a meaningful gift. Or donate 13 dollars to your favorite cause.

Our beliefs marked the day, our new beliefs can change it.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Hugz, Tina Marie

Self Sabotaging Language , by Tina Marie

Learning to love ourselves and want the best for ourselves includes loving others and making core changes in how we show up in our lives. As your support network, we want you to succeed in your weight loss goals. In your journals, make a note of any chatter you hear going on inside your head that would sound like sabotaging language. Our minds play tricks on us and sometimes keep us from our goals. Learn to tell the truth about the situation and come from a place of love and acceptance, for ourselves and others. You are worth it and we believe in you.

“Well I did what you said (the package said) and I still never lost weight”

“I have an old injury and can’t do that exercise”

“No matter how hard I try, I can’t …. “ it doesn’t seem….” “things just don’t change…”

“Well she did not call me so I …. “

“It’s not my fault that …. “

“My mother was always heavy too so….”

“I guess I just have to….”

“I know I am supposed to…” or “I oughta do this but….”

“I know they say you should ….” , “I should….”

“I do not ever have enough time to ….”

“I am not an early morning person”

“The human body was not designed to…”

“Well if I looked like ( ) then….”

“I will start tomorrow”

Laughter amidst the Chaos by Tina Marie

My kids arrived home one afternoon and found the house in disarray. Remodelers had swooped in and began demolishing their two upstairs bathrooms. Brown paper lined in bright blue painter’s tape, created a makeshift walkway through the house that led upstairs. Still more sidewalks of brown paper led outside to the trailer collecting the old bathroom now in pieces of old tile, sheetrock, plumbing and such.

 Maddie, excited to see what her bathroom looked like in this new state of chaos, asked her older brother to go with her upstairs, as if wanting to be led with eyes closed to a surprise awaiting her. The cheerful tone in her voice and her innocent smile reminded me of the anticipation she would have Christmas mornings as she descended the same staircase to see the many presents awaiting her under the Christmas tree.

 I followed them up, taking in their sense of wonder. I caught the expression on Maddie’s face as she rounded the corner to her bedroom.  There she met with our housekeeper, Barbara, who was cleaning her room and making her bed with clean sheets, as two men ripped apart her bathroom only 12 feet away.

 Maddie looked at me and smiled as if to laugh at the irony of the moment. A giggle slipped from my mouth as I, too, absorbed the experience. Cleaning up and tearing down all in the same moment. Isn’t that how life is?

 The truth is that at all moments in life there is tearing down happening at the same time the creation of something better is taking place. Change is the only constant in our lives, yet so many of us have a fear of it.

Change, whether planned or not makes room for the same experience, a new moment.

I say, let’s smile, laugh and see with the eyes of a child, what lies beyond our own horizons. When change comes my way, especially the unexpected kind, I look to find the Yes in the moment, and most times, the Yes is found through the ease of laughter.

 What change is in your experience that you can choose to look upon with a sense of ease and laughter? When irony comes into your awareness, can you find it fascinating?

 Laugh, and laugh often.

 Affirmation: I take on a new lightness in my life today and find the loveliness and laughter in many moments.


The above content is taken from the collection of inspirational daily musings soon to be released in 2010 by Tina Marie & Todd Alan. To obtain your pre-released signed copy for only $20 plus shipping write to


Law of Distraction, by Tina Marie

Here are the signs LOD is at work in your scenario: Your level of disorganization is increasingSomething important re-surfaces in your life, and you find yourself thinking, Oh yeah, that! I keep forgetting to get to it.On a scale of 1 to 10, your procrastination level regarding attracting more of what you really want is moving closer to ten, 10 being very high.You are having trouble clearly visualizing your most important desire.You are feeling disillusioned about the healthy positive thinking concepts you thought you had mastered.You have a perception that other people are getting closer to a similar goal, and you feel left behind. If any of this sounds familiar, take heart. You are among millions! What are Women’s Most Common Distracters? Deep inner beliefs or negative thoughts about themselves – Overwhelm. I.e.: family, workOver-commitment syndromeFearCommon and less common life experiences such as the death of a loved one, financial hardship, natural and man made disasters These five are among a variety of common issues with which women are struggling, while trying to apply healthy positive thinking, realistic law of attraction strategy. How to Outsmart the Law of Distraction CALL TINA MARIE TO SETUP A FREE COACHING SESSION AT 877-887-8462 Children have a much smaller bank of distraction in their mind’s memory, so it is easier for them to focus. Adults can overcome this disadvantage by adding a daily habit that enriches their feeling memory, at an emotional base line. Top sports coaches constantly work at helping their star athletes to see themselves as successful regardless of distraction. The reason they are keenly focused on this issue, is that without that skill, winning and success is elusive at best, and may be impossible. Two steps are key. Remembering and knowing. You can significantly increase your ability to stay on course by getting better at • Remembering what you want more of, on a daily basis • Nurturing the knowing within you. i.e.: the trust, belief, faith: A feeling that I know I will succeed at this The Law of Distraction is temporarily at work at any given moment. It is up to you to regain control over more of your thought processes, towards the positive. No, it is not possible to totally control one’s thoughts. However, the more you get better at applying your energy, attention and focus to attracting less of what you do not want, and more of what you do want, the less power the law of distraction has over your present and your future goals.