Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pure Imagination

close your eyes, make a wish, count to three...


We'll begin with a spin 
Traveling in the world of my creation...

Willy Wonka


As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been visualizing and projecting the success of my bestselling novel as well as my blog.  This bloomed from a book called The Votex, which my dear friend Esmeralda loaned me. 

I'm so entertained by my immediate manifestations.  The messages are very clear and they are everywhere!  

Even in fortune cookies.

I've tucked my fortune into a crystal dish along with a rainbow of marbles - a gift from my good friend (and soul twin) Jack.  Displayed on my night stand, it remains, very close to my dreams.

Today's manifestation is quiet charming and playful. It revealed itself during a Google Image search.

Page one showed a disturbing picture of a woman breast feeding a monkey so, with eyes closed, I click on the progression of random page numbers that stretch across the bottom of the screen.  Its like choosing your fortune from a deck of Tarot cards.

Up pops Monkey Shoulder - Blended Malt Scotch 

"Rooted in whisky lore, the brand name Monkey Shoulder is inspired by, and named in honour of, the distillery malt men. These men acquire a stoop, known colloquially as ‘monkey shoulder’, from repeatedly turning the barley by hand…"  

hmm...I don't know WHAT to think of that.  

The UK based designer did a magnificent job creating the visual identity.  Love his attention to detail - how the three pewter monkeys rest confidently at the top.    

"A seamless balance of the unexpected with the familiar..."  
I imagine a famous writers praise for my book will match that line word for word.


Not once, but four times!  This "No# 1 Stamp of Achievement" tells me that I AM the clear WINNER!

"Batch 27 ~ Smooth & Rich"  Ahhh...I love the sound of that!   

"27" - this is my son's number.  Seeing it is confirmation that he's watching and guiding, and that we are perfectly aligned. 

Signs from my son started appearing almost immediately after he passed.  Penny's, tail side UP and 27's are his favorites.  

What appears as coincidence to some, is to me, a gift.

I began practicing positive projection back in my early 20's after developed an autoimmune disorder called "Alopecia Areata" (meaning, defused areas of baldness).

My head was 80% bald - with only a bare trace of brow line and a wisp of lashes.  Ironically, all the hair I didn't want remained (enough said).

I searched everywhere for a cure - endocrinologists, dermatologists, acupuncturists, vitamins, herbs - any and all alternative medicines. The only treatment that worked was cortisone but the side effects left me moon faced and 20 lbs heavier.  I progressed to injections - a painful bluster of bee stings in my head and brow.

Eventually I gave up my self inflicted pain and for seven years hid behind a collection of wigs.

Until, I read, "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale.

I began visualizing myself with a full head of hair.  Each morning, in the shower, I'd say...out loud, "I have a full head of beautiful, thick, gorgeous hair."

And yes, you guessed right, I now have a full head of hair (gorgeous - still a work in progress).

As I mature emotionally and progress spiritually, my desires grow richer and deeper.

My current mantra is very specific...

Devine Love and Light surrounds me, fills my body and soul.  All my needs, wants, goals and desires are met - INSTANTANEOUSLY.   

And then I ask for specific things...

Love, Perfect Health, Wealth, & Creative Success, flow to me in grand abundance - for I am one with Divine Love and Love is everything.

I'm not big on the word "GOD" (not that there is anything wrong with GOD).  To me, its more of an energy that flows in us, and unites us.    

I recite my mantra in the shower, before I fall asleep, and before I rise.  I particularly enjoy visualizing in the shower. The waters pulse quiets my mind and stimulates my senses.

Most people, despite their confident appearance and strong demeanor, are often scared and doubtful of themselves.   

It starts with a thought, evolves into a feeling and then shakes our confidence to the core.   

But if we change our thoughts, we can change our world.

The possibilities are endless, if only we allow ourselves to dream. 

Why not close your eyes, 
make a wish, 
count to three... 1, 2, 3

If you want to view paradise

Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There's nothing to it
There is no Life I know
To compare with Pure imagination
Living there you'll be free
If you truly wish to be   - Willy Wonka

Green Monkey Tales © 2010 Shannon E. Kennedy
photo's courtesy of Google image

My sincerest thanks to all of you who read and comment.  
Its because of YOU that my dreams are a reality.  


  1. Beautiful words, Shannon. How true that fear and doubt hide behind confidence. More lessons to be learned from a certain carefree Golden Retriever...


  2. Love it! Absoulutely awesome! You are right on track. I'm going to follow you.
    Check out my blogs if they resonate with you please follow me.
    I love what you have to say. Isn't it awesome when we find our voice?
    Best Wishes, Carol

  3. 1,2,3! I've made my wish!
    While reading your post today the movie "Field of Dreams" popped into my head. "If you build it, they will come". And he built it, and they came to play. I truly believe that if we can visualize our dreams, and we stay true to them, and the key... BELIEVE in ourselves and our dreams, they will come true! Keep dreaming and keep believing!

  4. I was just thinking about you today and hoping I'd see a new post from you! OH! See the power of MY positive thinking?

    I absolutely agree that we can draw good things to us by our thinking patterns. Have you read Wayne Dyer's "The Power of Intention"?

    LOVED this post!

  5. A great attitude for sure... I'm sure you'll be as successful as you can imagine.

  6. I have a friend who's daughter has alopecia, and so far she still has most of her hair. It's a little on the thin side, but she's been lucky. She's a very positive young lady, and I hope she keeps that attitude!

  7. Thank you everyone for commenting... (soaking it all up and damn it feels good).

    I especially appreciate those of you who read to read, comment to comment. Meaning - you're main goal is NOT publicizing your site. Not that I haven't done that, shamefully I have, but still, its great to get the real comments. BUT hell YA, comments are still comments, so PLUG AWAY I SAY :)

    as for the alopecia - there are 3 forms - aerate, universal, totalis (?) meaning total.

    the only other treatment that worked for me (besides mental imagery) was UVA light. but sooo bad for the skin!

    here is the rational. Negative + Negative = positive.

    so, irritation on inflammation causes the tissue around the hair follicle to relax....

    I used to hit myself in the head with a brush of needles to cause irritation.

    since alopecia, is an autoimmune disorder, your body recognizes the folical as being foreign so it attacks it and that causes the inflammation. I used to picture my immune system as little packman, kissing my hair follicle... weird, I know... but it worked!

    so whats your wish for today??

  8. The messages are very clear and EVERYWHERE....I agree and find myself a bit speechless after stumbling upon your post/blog this morning. It is of course exactly what I needed to read this morning.
    Now approaching the day with an entirely different outlook.
    I will be contemplating your words today, that I know for certain.
    Make it a great one..

  9. okay....KERRI's post has got me charged with energy...

    anyone else find it INTERESTING that she would find me, and comment in this way! another manifestation!

    enjoy your day Kerry. You just made mine!

  10. I Just LOVE your attitude!! Sending positive energy your way!

  11. Your Friend FlickaApril 23, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    Wow, Shannon. I do find it so interesting that Kerri would find your post and comment on it. I have chills! I look forward to reading your posts and I am so psyched about your writing.


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