Saturday April 6, 2013
My old car is a 2008 white Lexus 350 RX. Though it has low mileage it is time for a new car - same make and color - but with updated features. I tend to buy cars from a dealer that have low mileage and are a year old. And so, two weeks ago, I called on everyone I know in the car business and Z. You remember how well Z and I shop together.
Reports on a 2012 SUV: From a friend in NJ - nothing. From Carmine at Lexus in Manhattan - nothing. From my son-in-law Ryan in Westport, CT. who is friends with the owner of Westport Lexus - nothing. Ryan owns Landrover Milford and said he would look around at the auctions, but found nothing. It seems no one is parting with my vehicle of choice in white.
Saturday, after finishing my clients, Z said ... "It's time to go buy the car!". So off we drove to Bay Ridge Lexus where we were greeted by a very nice salesman named John, who showed me the 2013 models first - nope. I don't like the grill and headlights on the 2013 ... designed to attract a male audience I was told, but it is totally a "chick car" as the guys call it. John also had a gray and a black 2012 RX 350 -the wrong color though I loved the newer features.
As John and I exchanged business cards - I asked Z where "my car" was? Suddenly John remember that late Friday afternoon several new cars had come in and were on the roof.
Off he went to see what was up there - returning a few minutes later all excited that a 2012 white SUV was indeed there. (Ellie thanking Z who nodded in approval ... synchronicity that the car was "above" :)).
John got the key and we climbed the "stones stairs" (metaphor) to see the car and check the mileage. "Not to worry," I told John, who by this time knew what I did after having exchanged business cards. "The car will have 6,100 miles". We opened the door, I got in, turned on the ignition, and there it was 6,100 miles and the new "Ellie-mobile". The car was perfect. Love at first sight!! It has a gray interior.
We went back to the showroom - called the manager to inspect my car for trade-in and off the guys went to make me their best offer. FYI - My car had 15,555 miles. I know most people would keep a car with that low mileage, but Z said it was time for something new and I agreed. It's about the latest features, the warranty, and best of all a feature that allows me to call for GPS assistance if lost and not able to use the Navigation system properly. A woman alone needs all of these features ... in case of. Also ... should I have an accident and become disabled ... it calls for help on its own ... or Z comes to my rescue ... stops time again ... and reboots me into the hologram again good-as-new. How many times has he done that ... more than I can count, but that's another blog.
Back in the showroom ... once John and the manager were gone, Z said to call Ryan which I did and explained what was gong on. John returned with his figures, but it was Ryan's input that saved me $5,000 in the end through a series of negotiations where everyone comes out a winner - even Ryan. Thanks Z! It was amazing to someone like John but not to me and Ryan as we know how Z works.
When John put my phone number through ... I'm not sure what system ... it came up as a former number for Bay Ridge Lexus. It's all by the numbers.
This feels like the last car I will buy ... and you know why ...
Thursday I picked up my car and it is amazing. It floats down the street ... or flies off rooftops... :)
You may recall that last month I read a man ->woman who is transgendered. What are the odds I would read another transgendered client ? They are very high.
Last week a client of 20 years called to book a reading for her daughter. As I remembered - she had two sons, but thought I was wrong. She arrived at my door with a tall stunning looking woman, age 21, who turned out to be her son, now going through the process of change. Most men do not make pretty women, even in drag, but she is gorgeous and has bravely made the decision for change at a young age, with the support of her family, which is not always the case. As I have blogged in the past, most gay people tell me they come out to their families last, as they are afraid of being rejected. Remember, the family is an aspect of one's soul group and often remain in their lives throughout their experience here.
So what is the message with the transgendered experience? Could it be the reunion of the male and female aspects of one's soul at this time of transformation of body, mind and soul?
Time and the Masonic Program
It's time for my apartment to be painted. Richard, the painter for the building, showed me the colors the building offers, but I wasn't impressed. Who should come to my door for a reading on Sunday ... the woman who designs the colors for Benjamin Moore. After our reading she got her color charts and we made some decisions. It seems that gray is trendy but not my color. Navajo White works for the kitchen and halls and peachy beige for the bedroom - in eggshell.
In daylight the lamp is a swirl of colors. It turns blue in the light.
Reality is changed by light..
About 5 years ago, I went to a lamp store and met the owner. It turned out she had been my client 20 years before and went on and on raving about her reading to her employees and customers in the store. Her life was taking a turn and she remembered me, which is probably why I was guided to her store, which is not in my area. Long story short ... I had admired a one-of-a-kind, signed multicolored glass lamp that lit up in blue - which she offered to trade for a reading -- right there -- right then -- in her office at the back of the store -- so off we went. Among the things I told here I told her she was going to sell the store ... before a recession (which happened months later) ... and that it was time to retire and get out. She listened and also sold the commercial property the store was in.
I brought the lamp home with loving care, but somehow it never quite fit in. And so I gently put it in the closet until I could determine what to do with it.
The years passed and I forgot about it until ... the day I went to Dori Ann's apartment when it sort of toppled onto the carpeted floor in the closet. Therein likes a metaphor ... all things must come "out of the closet" when they are ready or suffocate. I lifted it out carefully and asked what it wanted. Apparently it was ready to leave ... and move on the Dori Ann's home.
After Dori Ann drove me home, I told her to wait out front while I got the lamp. I brought it down to the lobby, at which time Dori Ann just happened to get a parking spot in front of the building - not easy to come by at that time of the evening. As she took the lamp, it became a sort of magic moment as everyone turned to admire it. We plugged it in and the blue light glowed through the glass, truly inspiring. The lamp now lives happily in Dori Ann's home where all can admire it. She also plans to use it as a prop at some point in one of her spiritual productions in the city. She also told me that when she gently cradled it in her arm walking from her parking spot in the building to the elevator, a little boy approached with his mom. As the little boy ran towards her, he stopped dead in his tracks, stared at the lamp and asked if it was a "magic lamp".
Dori Ann and her family have been my clients for 20 years, though she is only 38. As the story goes ... one day, just after I moved here, her aunt came for a reading and showed me Dori Ann's picture. She was only a teen then, but I felt a very strong connection to her. She is all about spirituality and helping others. In the years that passed, Dori Ann came for readings and classes. On occasion we would run into each other in a local store and catch up. Today she works in media production and has my enthusiasm for life. As soon as I saw her apartment and felt the energies, I knew it was time to make plans. On Sunday April 28 ... Psychic Tools For Healing and Balance in 2013
People often look at landmarks, such as the Nazca Lines and other unexplained monuments, as markers for the return of gods or aliens some time soon. This of course would be about this reality ending and souls returning to the source of creation, or however you perceive closure.
Coney Island with George - "Fringe" Events
Coney Island was partially destroyed during Hurricane Sandy last fall. Repairs are underway to restore the boardwalk and amusement areas.
In the past, friends and I have visited the iconic parachute jump on the boardwalk at Coney Island when no one was around. We've observed the 12 around 1 grid design and all came away with the feeling that it was linked to UFOs or something paranormal from the past that would awaken in the future. How about this thought ...
The rhythmic displays mentioned in the article below brought to mind the film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" ... when the UFOs arrived. It all begins on the first day of summer linked to the adventures of Sarah and Alexander and July 4th.
Coney Island's Parachute Jump gets $2 million upgrade and 8,000 programmable LED lights New York Daily News - April 11, 2013
The new LED lighting scheme on Coney Island's tallest structure - the parachute jump - will be programmable with funky rhythmic displays for shows and concerts. The increased number of lights is a dramatic jump from the 450 that were installed throughout and the ride will reportedly be so bright it can be seen from space.
I love lightning, going back to summers as a child in the Catskill Mountains. I never understood my fascination with lightning until I realized the connection with creation and physical reality as electromagnetic energy grids.
Wednesday night I witnessed the most spectacular lightning show ever. It all began as I was talking to my friend George while looking out over the Verrazano Bridge ... when suddenly a bolt of lightning flashed across the center of the bridge and I jumped up for a closer look. What made the bolt of lightning so outstanding was its width. It was huge as if it was going to open and I could pass through. If ever I'd witnessed reality as projected illusion - this was the moment. The first wide lightning bolt was followed by one that arched across the entire horizon as if the sky was going to open up. Lightning of extreme width continued on for several minutes then returned to normal size. Awesome.
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