Here's Anne Sermons Gillis' 07/13/2021 newsletter, The EZ Secret: Tips on Living in EZ
Published: Tue, 07/13/21
The Anne Report brings you up to date on Anne’s latest activities. The Main Article, Tears, shares some insights into the value of grief and tears. Today’s Anne Talk is Reach Out EZosophy Interview with Emilie Blanchard. Watch to see how simple suggestions can help us make it through life’s tough times. Click to see Anne’s Art. Today’s Dr. Money Talk is Prosperity Interview with Emilie Blanchard. Watch to see how Anne and Emilie use simple action steps that lead them to the prosperity they’re seeking. Click to see the Quotes, Quips, & Thoughts. The Featured Product This Month highlights Anne’s fourth book, Words Make a Difference. Click to learn about EZosophy. Click to learn about Anne’s Abundance Affirmations. Click for Shareables From Anne. Click to learn about Anne’s Schedule. Click to Schedule Anne. Click to learn about Anne’s Services.
Anne’s 8 Word Miracle Mantra: “Everything can be EZ or at least EZier. Anne Sermons Gillis
|The EZ Secret
“Read What You Can, When You Can”
Living EZosophy, July 13, 2021
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|Featured Product This Month||Abundance Affirmations|
|What is EZosophy?||Shareables From Anne|
The Anne Report
Our grandchildren spent Friday night with us. Reynolds started crying at bedtime. “I miss Mama. I miss her face.” I fetched the wedding album. When he saw his mom’s picture, he smiled. “Thank you, Grand Ma Ma; that means the world to me.” We look at a picture of their mom in her white wedding dress and veil. Thomas asks, “Why does she have on a hood?” Only a seven-year-old boy! Then he looks at her picture, in her designer gown, and says, “I hope she doesn’t have that old dress anymore. It must be five years old.” Later, at the pool, he asks if his water bottle is glass. “No.” He continues, “Is it metal?” I reply, “Yes.” “Will is break?” “No.” “Not even if an asteroid falls on it?” Always something happening in unique ways in the minds of seven-year-olds.
Sunday, we visited the ruins of Dorchester. Only a few ruins and foundations now remain to commemorate what was once a thriving town. In 1697 a group of Congregationalists sailed from Massachusetts to form a new settlement. The city was named after Dorchester, Massachusetts. It was once the third largest city in South Carolina. The city, located on the Ashley River, served as a trade route between Dorchester and Charles Towne. It was a bustling city until 1780, but when the British marched from Charles Towne to Dorchester, they found the city abandoned. The British occupied the town for more than a year, and when they left, they burned the city down and tore down structures. The city was never resettled. Jim and I live in Dorchester County. I enjoyed the history and was struck by the temporary nature of things, And that’s it for the Anne report.
There are tears scattered throughout my mind and my heart. They land softly in my world. And they are good tears. When my daughter left for college, I was bereft. I found comfort in a cemetery. It was a place of mourning. I joined the ranks of the bereaved, and in those hallowed grounds of suffering, I let my tears flow. Refreshing. Those tiny drops were my salvation.
There’s a deep vulnerability in crying and letting go of holding it together. Tears detoxify the soul. They wash the dark places of our hearts and reassemble the puzzle pieces of our confusion. And yet, in no uncertain terms, society maligns our tears. They are deemed weakness by life’s hardness. Just let one tear fall and we apologize to our peers.
I love how children cry. I recall my grandson Thomas’s eyes filling with tears when we parted at the airport in Houston. He was only three, and as he walked away, with his mom, I remember his tear-stained face disappearing down the corridor. That memory fills me with sweetness.
I am a buffalo heart: one who feels others and cries with them. I cry for the trees, the air, the waters, and the animals. My heart grieves as humanity commits crimes against itself and others. We need good grievers. We need those who mourn for the loss of sweetness, compassion, and tenderness. We need snotty noses and glistening eyes to bear witness to Mother Earth and to all forms of injustice.
We need the desperate moments of our lives to show up on our faces. They should not be hidden under a smile that never reaches our eyes. Our darkest moments need the light of expression, not suppression. There are already too many self-proclaimed martyrs.
The world peddles excellence, strength, and success, and turns its nose upward, away from the complexity of reality. We have lost our ability to balance greatness and despair. It is not allowed. “Chin up. Where’s that smile? Don’t cry.” We are admonished for taking the medicine that can restore our strength. Tears are the medicine for weakness. We need a few moments in our lives where weakness can come forth, or at least pass through with acknowledgement. We do not have to cry daily. We do not have to be perpetual wailing machines, but we do need a space where all sentiments and emotions have a voice. We need the grail of grief to open us to a field where the ego is not welcome. We need to listen to the rhythm of life and to open to what appears. We need the dark, velvety blanket of grief to comfort us when our dog dies, when our child is injured, and when our partners leave.
We need the good, the bad, and ugly, if we are to walk the sturdy path of aliveness – the path that leads us home to the self. We need the spa and the garbage dump to unlock our hearts and to restore our vision.
I think Peter, Paul and Mary’s powerful, soul-touching song, Take a Chance, invites us to the best our tears can offer.
Won’t you take the chance
And let your tears start falling?
Ignore the fearful warnings of your mind;
Let your heart for once do all the talking.
And believe that you deserve for the sun to shine.
Believe that you deserve for the sun to shine.
The next time our heart aches or we shed a tear, no need to reach for the light. Let us rest for a moment in the great unknown and see what our tears offer. Let us bask in the temporary shrine of the soul and create a soft space for our wounded parts. Let us not hide the parts, or luxuriate in them either. Let us allow the wordless pain to flow for a bit, so we can retrieve the joy that lies beneath the age-old sorrow of existence, because when we do, everything becomes EZier and EZier.
“Books are waiting to be written. Thus, it was my privilege to bring this book to the world. It brought with it such grace and love. Words Make a Difference sparkles with aliveness and blessing and delivers the perfect information under perfect timing. We are called not only to heal ourselves and those around us, we are destined to hold a vision for the world. This book commands us to be architects of a brave new future and lights a path for us to follow.” Anne Sermons Gillis
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Reach Out EZosophy Interview with Emilie Blanchard
Today’s Anne Talk is Reach Out EZosophy Interview with Emilie Blanchard. Watch to see how simple suggestions can help us make it through life’s tough times. Time: 13:34
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Prosperity Interview with Emilie Blanchard
Today’s Dr. Money Talk is Prosperity Interview with Emilie Blanchard. Watch to see how Anne and Emilie use simple action steps that lead them to the prosperity they’re seeking. 11:37
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This group is a place to post uplifting affirmations and thoughts about prosperity and abundant living. Let’s create a right relationship with money so that we feel comfortable about money. Let’s use money as it’s meant to be used, and not as a way to accumulate power or to fill a void. We don’t need money to buy more stuff. We need it to create a world that works for everyone. We want to cast off old beliefs of lack and reclaim our natural state of abundance. Anne, AKA Dr. Money, posts a nightly goodnight video for the prosperity team, and everyone who watches those videos becomes a part of the prosperity team.
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