Monday, May 30, 2011

The Beauty of Human Movement (As In Travel) and Creativity

By Serena Aubrey (Copyright, 2011)

This morning my daily digging around unearthed some photos and videos that blow me away. I began today's internet searching on Facebook, where I clicked on my friend, Tracy Fischer's, travel phlogs. She updated her Wall with a comment about her current travels to Greece. It led me to check out her previous photo albums from her trip last year to Jordan, where she was involved in an archealogical dig in the Wadi Faynan. While there the archeaological group took the opportunity to visit the ancient ruins of Petra. I met Tracy in my Creative Writing: Fiction class, at North Island College  (instructor, Steve Schoenhoff).

Tracy is a beautiful young lady with an intense desire to see and experience the world up-close and personal. She works at a local bar in Cumberland, BC on Vancouver Island, just outside of Courtney, BC. Her daily grind, serving alcohol, belies her vast inner life and desires. I greatly admire her enthusiasm for life and her dedication to travel and the exploration of this amazing planet. I cheat these days. I used to travel extensively, but I see the world now through the lenses of other people's cameras and the pictures they so graciously post on their internet pages so I too may explore, albeit from my desk. Here are some of Tracy's pics from Jordan

downloaded from Tracey's album titled:


 (click on the images to see them in a larger format)

 Tracy in the Petra ruins

The Pillar of Tracy

Tracy on the Rocks

 An Amazing Feat - Built Right Into the Side of the Mountain

Awesome Ancient Architecture

Tracey's Archeological Group Dwarfed by the Height and Width of This Massive Stone Structure

Tracy's online album made me curious about Petra, so I went on to find out more about this ancient site through a Google search and I ended up on Wikipedia where to my great pleasure I found some videos that I want to share with my readers. They show, in a most awesome way, the creativity of the human mind. Using the resource at hand - SAND - these artists have developed talents that creatively honour their land, their beliefs, their being. The apparent ease with which they create these awesome masterpieces can in no way tell the tale of the many, many hours they must have practised to perfect the style and skill they draw forth from their souls. I am sure you will agree:

If you want to see more of these wonderful demonstrations of art expressed in the sand medium there are countless other videos posted on YouTube. ENJOY!

Photo Credits:
Resist The Donkey Album by Tracy Fischer, Copyright 2010 - All Rights Reserved

Video Credits:
 No. 1, Copyright Sept, 12, 2008 - All Rights Reserved
Sand Bottle Demonstration, Petra, Jordan by daddyliu/YouTube

No. 2, Copyright Jan. 15, 2009 - All Rights Reserved
Sand Art by World Renown Sand Artist David Alcala by sandartist1/YouTube
(Music copyright from Musicshakedotcom - associated with YouTube)

No. 3, Copyright Aug. 26, 2007 - All Rights Reserved
Sand Art Worship Painting by bigjr7769/YouTube
Featuring the art and skill of Mauricio Palacio
(Music copyright info not available)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Wonder of Consciousness

The YouTube channel The Cosmic Law, uploads some pretty interesting and thought-provoking videos. Watch this one to understand what the Serene Promotions (TM) vision and mission is all about:

POSITIVE THOUGHT being the first step in The New PEACE Paradigm

The Fibonnaci Number concept also says that the spiral pattern repeats itself throughout nature.

To learn more about the Fibonnaci number sequence and the spiral concept on Wikipedia.

It will fascinate you! Here is an illustration of the Fibonnaci Spiral in nature:

The Fibonnaci Chrysanthenum

from the Wikipedia article

downloaded from Wikipedia May 29th, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Here You Go - Trip Some Switches

I watched this video last night and found it to be, well pretty awesome....... I think you all will too. Give it time because it eventually turns into a lecture about DNA and the receptor switches we all carry within us in our molecular structure, and how the two major emotions we all feel, FEAR and LOVE, affect our realities. It is very thought-provoking!

If you like this video be sure to SHARE it on your Facebook feed. Trip a switch for LOVE!

You can download the FREE e-book The State of Ease by Doc Childre
Create more flow and balance in your life.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


It did not take all that long to figure out the mechanics and technologies! The WRITER'S PAGE is up and running!

Hit the WRITER'S PAGE tab on the navigation bar above and you will move to our newest function.....

On that page writer's can submit their stories for workshopping on the new handy-dandy submit form, and then once approved for posting the piece can be workshopped through our new forum link. We are hoping it will become a lively exchange of ideas, ideals, concepts, and literary entertainment. Don't be shy.....if you are a writer, give it a try. It is a great way to get feedback on your writing works!

If any one wants to implement a form, or forum on their own blog and would like some help with that, please let me know. I can set it up for you and teach you how to administer them. The possibilities they introduce are tremendous, and they are not that hard to work with.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Without Change, Things Just Don't Move Forward!

By Serena Aubrey (Copyright, 2011 - All Rights Reserved)

Yes indeed! Change is a requirement for forward motion, in all things. My friend and I were discussing this blog yesterday. The blog design, the blog intent, the blog's purpose -- ya know, the blog.

She was hesitant to say what was on her mind, but she plunged ahead and spewed it out. LOL! Oh how I love my friend. She would not hurt me for the world, but neither will she let me continue on in a direction she does not think is OPTIMAL! So we were discussing blog traffic, which this blog has very little of (FOLLOW-er traffic that is) , and what I could possibly do to increase the number of FOLLOW-ers. She had quite a few suggestions for me, all of which I took to heart and gave great consideration to. So now, once again the blog has a new look and feel! Hmmmm, yes, it is a PROCESS, this blogging.

The most insightful comment she made was that I need to open the blog up for reader participation and input. That turned on the inner bulb! So now there is a WRITER'S PAGE where readers are welcome to submit stories they write. There is also a POST NOTICE option that will send an email to your inbox when something new is posted. And there is a QUOTE OF THE DAY link that I send to Facebook everyday.

The WRITER'S PAGE is not yet 100% operational. I still need to find the AUTO-RUN submit code which will allow me to integrate the story submittal form. But I shall have that over the next couple of days. However, in the mean time you can already go to the page and see how it is divee'd up into different forms of writing. I have posted some of my own stories under each heading as examples (well not quite all the headings yet, I still need to post a poem and a bright).

I am also giving more thought to the PEACE PARADIGM. I have decided that I want to become PASSIONATE about PEACE! So you will all hear alot more about this in my future posts. I think this is going to become a big part of the Serene Promotions (TM) brand. Branding is sooooo important in today's marketing strategies. You need a visible, tangible concept that says who you are, what you stand for, and why you stand for it. And you need to know how you are going to express the concept into people's consciousness, You need a plan. The PEACE PARADIGM does that quite nicely for me. It hearkens back to my long lost youth, when I was the typical little "hippie chick" running around all socially conscious in my home-made skirts and dresses that I sewed myself out of East Indian cotton bedspreads, in the appropriate hippie chick styles. Oh yes, the days of Peace, Love, Rock 'n Roll come back full circle! LOL! But that's what life really is isn't it? A circle. Yup!
sparkle rainbow peace sign Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, May 9, 2011


It Divides Itself, Multiplies and Yet Returns Equal
With the Potential To Increase

By Serena Aubrey (Copyright, 2011)

Elle was at her post on this Monday morning, happily sitting on the cushioned lounger, poolside, just out the back door of the front office of the Palm Springs, Calla Lily Inn. She could hear the buzzer if an arriving guest came in from the street to check in and she could converse with the guests that were slowly emerging from rooms, stretching in the warm southern California sun, to claim their own spot beside the pool. Elle’s sister, Leslie, owns the inn, and whenever she takes off on one of her world-wide jaunts Elle comes in to fill in for her. It is a mutually satisfying arrangement. Elle is quite aware that one of the main functions of her post is to hobnob with the guests and to ensure that all their needs are satisfied. With her delightful and pleasing personality she finds this no great effort, and the guests come away feeling that Elle is one of the most accommodating inn hostesses in all of southern California. They rave about her to Leslie, and Leslie in turn, rewards Elle handsomely for her dedicated customer service. Of course, Leslie would reward Elle handsomely anyway, because she’s family, but it is very pleasing to her that Elle takes to heart the importance of her expectations.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Facebook - Leveling the Social Playing Field

By Serena Aubrey (Copyright, 2011)

I have some cousins on my dad's side that I have only met once in my life. And our lives have been far removed from one another. They grew up in California, while I spent my youth in the household of a dad with wanderlust.

The point is, I never really knew them. But with the advent of Facebook we have come to know one another over the past two years. It's been interesting and fun. I am settled now, living in Vancouver, BC, but I travel the world still, vicariously and voyeuristically through one of my cuzs' travel posts. She is a globetrotter suprema! London last week, a one-day stop at her home in Palm Springs, and Hawaii this week! She loads her posts with tons of pictures with captions that tell you all about what she sees and what she does (btw, I think that is called phlogging). I eagerly check in everyday to see what she's been up to. Her energy blows me out of the water!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

HELPERS, GUIDES & GUARDIANS -- Are They Really With Us?

I need YOUR help in writing a feature article for the WAY-FINDER WEEKLY publication. Angels..........Do YOU believe they exist? Have YOU ever experienced, what you thought was divine intervention? Has someone else told YOU they had an Angel encounter? Would YOU share your story with me? -- I would only use your first name, or a pseudonym if you want, in the article. If you would care to help me with some angel research, please visit my blog and take the short survey on the left hand panel next to my posts. It should make for an interesting piece! And here is a YouTube video which has had over 7.3 million views. Read the comments underneath it. It seems there are a lot of folks who believe in the existence of angels.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Egyptian Magic Ring

The motif for these pieces is the Eye of Horus, a talisman of protection and health. It represents royal power. The design incorporates the Egyptian Lotus Flower in its sides, symbolizing the eternal nature of the soul. The design of the eye also expresses the number 1 and five fractions thereof (1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 & 1/32) which represent the five senses. You may pick the stone of your choice.

Clicking the link below will take you to the Ka Gold Jewelry website, where you can view the full line of David Weitzman's collection direct from Israel, and place your order!

Click here to view the entire collection and place orders.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

PEACE - The Paradigm For A New Age Economy!

By Serena Aubrey (Copyright, 2011 -- All Rights Reserved)

Positive Thought





Monday, May 2, 2011


By Serena Aubrey (Copyright, 2011 -- All Rights Reserved)

About Regional and Individual Awakenings

It starts as a whisper, and if you don't hear it, it builds a little louder. And if you still manage to ignore it, it becomes a SHOUT! And out of that SHOUT comes CHAOS.
THEO with Sheila Gillette

What is this thing that starts out quietly, and builds until it creates mayhem? Who hears this whisper, this SHOUT?