Wise words from Amanda Torroni,poet

Wise words from Amanda Torroni,poet

On November 23, 2002, the Universal Reality Combat Championship was born, bringing MMA action up Pinoy fight fans. 11 years later , we are still here! Happy 11th to our baby, URCC! Thank you to all of you who have supported the URCC and its fighters throughout the years ! Thank you to our fighters who bring it on each time they step in the ring! See you all on Nov 30! Bakbakan Na!

On November 23, 2002, the Universal Reality Combat Championship was born, bringing MMA action up Pinoy fight fans. 11 years later , we are still here! Happy 11th to our baby, URCC! Thank you to all of you who have supported the URCC and its fighters throughout the years ! Thank you to our fighters who bring it on each time they step in the ring! See you all on Nov 30! Bakbakan Na!

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And in the absence of peace, we find comfort in knowing that things will be better soon.

A Better Tomorrow

Whenever I feel like the world’s crashing down on me, when nothing seems to go right, I get messages from the universe that tell me everything will be just fine.

Today’s one of those days. It started off just badly and I thought I was back to square one and was doomed.

Then I started getting messages. First, I get a message from Third Eye, this  center  I go to that teaches Reiki and Theta healing saying that there will be a healing meditation this week. Soon after my super thoughtful Reikie teacher emails me about a free talk on Theta Healing. 

The one that really did it for me was when i opened an old email account I don’t normally open anymore and I see an email (weekly consciousness newsletter) from the Kabbalah Center’s Co-Founder, Karen Berg. I would like to share this with all of you with the hope that this would inspire all of you one way or another. 

A Better Tomorrow

Thursday June 27, 2013

The energy of this week is very powerful because has the undoubted ability to effect healing for us and for the world. 

We read about Pinchas, who—without a thought for himself—went out to stop a plague from destroying an entire people. From this simple yet powerful action, we are reminded that the most important aspect of spirituality is the concept of sharing. 

Sometimes, we think that it’s other people who have the ability to share—spiritual teachers or people who have dedicated their lives in some way to be there for others in some capacity. But in truth, each and every one of us, no matter what our vocation, has the responsibility to share Light in the world. 

I’d like to suggest a little exercise that can help us reconnect to the spiritual, sharing part of ourselves. Quite simply, we can ask the question: What if this was the last day of our life? What would we do with it? How would we treat those we love and those around us? 

Suddenly, the things around us and many of our petty difficulties would have little meaning. We would realize that they are neither significant nor necessary, and we would cling instead to what is really important. 

This week, we have the opportunity to form a union between the Light and ourselves, to let go of the focus on what we have done “wrong” today and instead focus on what we can do better tomorrow. 

 

Love and Light , Karen

I take these messages as answers from God. That although things may not be going right we just need to focus on what’s truly important. To appreciate what we have and to not waste our energy on things that will only do us harm. I feel much better now especially after sharing this with all of you. I look forward to a better tomorrow with much optimism.

Happy Monday everyone!

Much love and light,

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 for more insights from Karen Berg check out her FB account 

www.facebook.com/karenbergkabbalah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why people do what they do is beyond our control . We just gotta roll with the punches til it doesn’t affect us anymore. — B

A Mother’s Take on Martial Arts

Earlier this evening, my 7 year old son goes up to me with two arnis sticks on hand and says he wants to show me his redonda. Redonda is a basic arnis exercise/sequence that students learn. I continue on by correcting his form and I watched in awe at how quickly he absorbed it. It was a proud moment for me because at a very young age , he has shown us that he is very advanced in martial arts and has obviously inherited his father’s skills. I even believe that he will overtake his dad in his teens. 

At that moment, I just realized that I want my boys to excel in martial arts because it teaches them discipline, teamwork, resistance and foresight. I wish for them to be world champions and black belts at a young age. Of course, I am never one to force my kids to get into it. Only if they would want to. My 2nd son though has shown a great interest in martial arts at a young age of 3 which is why I support him completely and try to impart the little that I know about the various martial arts I got into back in the day. Of course it helps that his father is also pretty good at it. lol.

Having said that though, what I would never want for them is to take the path of violence wherein they are tested in the streets. I have seen and gone down that path many times over and it was an ugly path. The number of people you beat up in the street just because you feel you need to test your skills or because people want to test you does not define you as a  man or a good martial artist. How you deal with compromising situations without having to hurt anyone is what defines you. So for that I wish that my children would have the skills but at the same time the presence of mind not to abuse it. 

I encourage parents to get their kids, when they are ready (6-7 years old is the suggested age for any child to get into a sport), into martial arts, whether it be karate, jiu jitsu, muay thai, boxing, wrestling, judo , or even Arnis.  It helps build their confidence and self esteem. But remember, choose their instructor well. See what kind of people train in the school, observe your child’s behavior as he advances into training and most of all, constantly remind them to appreciate the art and really understand the discipline and beauty behind it.

Your in martial arts,

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As I was channel surfing , I chanced upon Cruel Intentions, the remake of the old movie Dangerous Liaisons starring Glenn Close, John Malcovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. This movie has got be one of my all time favorites. At a ripe age of 11 I saw this movie that revolves around sex, lies, deception and death.For some odd reason, I’ve always been into movies that were too complicated for my age. Dangerous Liaisons to me is an epitomy of the world that we live in. We are all somehow entangled in a world of gossip, deception, back stabbing, and controversy. Whether we admit it or not, it is always more interesting to play this game called life with some dirt in it. There have always been three players in this game. The one on the left, the one on the right, and the spectators. Why left and right and not the good and the bad? Because none of us can ever say who is right and who is wrong. Each of us will have our own opinion as to who should be glorified or crucified. The truth of the matter is, who are we to judge? This movie represents, in my opinion, the world we are in right now. Some are two steps ahead, others two steps behind. Some think they control the world , some just choose to stay behind the front line and follow. Some win, some lose, some laugh at them both for acting like children. There are some of us who thrive on the misery of others while some think they are making things better by trying to get involved. Dangerous Liaisons is our favorite game. Why? Because it makes life so much more interesting. At the height of the social media boom, we have witnessed and maybe even participated in this game wherein we find ourselves taking sides, keeping mum or just sitting back with a box of popcorn enjoying as the plot thickens. 

But at the end of it all does anyone really win? More often than not people are left scarred and hurt. We all think that there’s this invisible scoreboard where we earn points each time we make our point. Guess what? There are no scoreboards. You don’t earn points. My mentors say we live in a 1% realm of chaos, physical and material attachment, and ego.

We can turn things around. I am no preacher and I too like everyone else have participated in this game more than I can count. But we can be aware that at some point in our lives, we have the choice to change our consciousness… for the better.

The 99% realm is so much more beautiful, I am told. Today let’s reach for that. the 99%. It’s time we made this a better world. It’s time we played a game where everyone walked away happy.. a winner

PS. Don’t you think TV series like Melrose Place, Gossip Girl, Revenge etc remind you so much of Dangerous Liaisons?

Much love and light,

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#picstitch with the sun in my eyes and the world at my feet … (Taken with Instagram)

#picstitch with the sun in my eyes and the world at my feet … (Taken with Instagram)

Love yourself before you love anyone else.

Love yourself before you love anyone else.