Friday, July 26, 2013

The energetic vibrations from our thoughts affect our physical realities.

By Madisyn Taylor
The study of hado tells us that the energetic vibrations from our thoughts affect our physical realities.

Walking through a Japanese garden, one truly feels the life force energy that is known as Hado. Hado isn’t just present in Japan, but it is a concept that has existed in Japan for centuries. The two Japanese characters that make up the word Hado mean “wave” and “move” - perfect words to describe the energy vibrations that permeate all life. Hado is present in all things, animate and inanimate. It resides everywhere, even in the air and in people.

The study of hado tells us that the energetic vibrations from our thoughts affect on our physical realities. Each of us has the ability to manifest a specific intention through the hado that we send out – from making our jewelry shine to changing the atmosphere of a room full of people to transforming the hado of an empty space. However, we are often unaware that our thoughts are creating vibrations in the world outside our minds. Once we know that this is the case, we can become more aware of our negative thinking and train ourselves to stay positive and think with intention.

Giving thanks for a meal before we eat can change the energy of our food. Expressing gratitude by thoughts or words makes a huge difference to both the giver and recipient because you are sending them hado. A kind smile really makes a difference when you work consciously with hado. Once we become aware of the power of hado, we can create positive changes in every area of our lives: our physical space, mental and emotional health, relationships, and businesses. One of the most important principles of hado is to monitor your thoughts and intentions every day. Enjoy the improvements that you will create in your life and the world around you by consciously working with hado.

Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Motto for My Life.

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) American Essayist & Poet

Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

Monday, July 15, 2013

You are simply a channel for the Good, Abundance, Joy and Peace that already existed before your birth.

"Humility is recognition of truth. Your worldly accomplishments are a gift bestowed upon you by the universe, nothing is possible without the support of the invisible realm of the Infinite Mystery. When you know that you actually do nothing and are simply a channel for the Good, Abundance, Joy and Peace that already existed before your birth to be rearranged to your preference you will be in harmony with Life. The minute you buy into being the doer of anything you have taken yourself out of the flow and stepped back into Ego thinking. All things have been created by the Joyful will of the Infinite Mystery, Life is an experience of making choices about how you want to arrange things in your life. You can choose to arrange things in a Fearful, Egoic way, or you can choose to arrange things in a Loving and Joyful way. When you choose Love and Joy you align with the greatest and highest Good and beg in to express your unique creative perspective while at the same time feeling a oneness with everyone else. This will leave you with a feeling of wholeness, joy, peace and gratitude."

- Jackson Kiddard

Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dear Roald & Else Margrethe,

I am using an online translation tool, so please forgive me if the words are not 100% proper or correct. More than 25 years ago you were introduced to the idea of your oldest son marrying an American, he was 23 years old when we met, just the exact same age Levi is today.  I was sure this was a perfect match, but you had never met me or my family and you had to put a lot of faith into Holger’s decision making skills; the skills you had been teaching him since he was just a little boy.  I cannot believe 25 years have passed since we welcomed you on the 4th of July to our country, our culture and our family. How did this happen so fast?  We each took a huge risk by marrying a person from another culture, another country in another continent, but we knew that we had more in common than not.  We were both the second born child, we were both wild children that were hard to control or tame. We were both driven to succeed. In fact, we have compared a lot of other things too. We grew up with traditional parents in similar sized homes (mine in the country and his in the center of the island) we both loved the family getaway too. Mine was on Lake Huron Michigan on Lighthouse Road and of course his was on a Fjord in Malangen Norway.  And although we have so many things in common, we still struggled at times to make this marriage work.  The loyalties to family, culture and nation are never far from our minds. Luckily for us, the world has evolved in positive ways (the internet and globalization of humankind) that has allowed for us to feel like pioneers now, instead of the ‘unusual’ couple like it was long ago when we first were married.  Indeed, the world has grown smaller and our love for each other (and our families) has grown immensely bigger.  The struggles we faced early were enough to break any typical family and if it weren’t for Holger’s incredible positivity and consistency my family would maybe never have healed quite as well as it did.  My father battled a lot of issues and there were many times we were on the brink of disaster both emotionally and financially, but we persevered and pushed ourselves harder to take more risks and grow as a couple and as a family.  I proudly report to you that as of today we are happy, satisfied and extremely proud of the life we have created …the role models we have become and being the leaders in our families.  We are full of gratitude to both of you for being the example to follow…always believing the best, accepting the differences and embracing our children and American culture as something worthwhile.  For that we owe you a huge thank you. We wish we could have been together for this Silver Anniversary Celebration, but your lovely daughter Trine-Lise delivered an eloquent speech that would have made you both so proud. Your wishes and congratulations were represented by her (and Holger) and it was both heartfelt and lovely. Thank you for the gift, but more importantly, thank you for being amazing parents, in-laws, grand-parents and soon great grand-parents. Your dreams, goals, visions (and contributions) as the young couple with the 6 kids has spread to all places of the family and to the corners of the globe!

We love you!  XOXO ~ Lisa

Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!