Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Hope you all have a wonderful, warm, loving Christmas Holiday surrounded by loved ones and that you will receive the gifts you wish for! Thanks for all the best wishes.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Finding Abundance

Whenever I have imagined myself walking on my path, it was always by a stream, flowing, abundant, teaming with life and a comforting, refreshing companion. So you'd think that I would've noticed that I was no longer by it and infact far away from it; life has a way of hiding what you don't want to see, so I didn't notice until I just got back on my path again. The detour took me on a journey of learning to perhaps open my eye to the difference between money and abundance.

I don't believe I'm alone in thinking that with money life becomes easier for it does; and therein lies the trap, for at some point some of us release living life and exchange it for chasing money. Yet it is like chasing a butterfly with a net; you catch one and then what? What do you do with it. Look at it, admire it, kill it and frame it, or let it go; then go on to find another one to chase and capture. Perhaps gratifying for the moment but not for the long term, yet keep doing it because it has become a habit and a trophy to show off, but for what gain? Ego gratification? One can look good on paper but is it fulfilling?

A few months ago it has become evident to me that the path I was on could not be rewarding any further without promises fulfilled. Words given have to be kept or the whole becomes an empty shell so I could not continue promoting that entity or stay on the path I was on. The parting was hard and sad yet timely and appropriate because it transformed me back to my stream.

Guides and fortune propelled me here where I find I have friends that encourage and champion me, friends I have never met in real life as well as friends I have known for many years all around me. We have now started a trading chat and those of you wishing to join , let me know your email so I can add you to our group.

Feeling abundance is not as much to do with our surroundings as who we are surrounded by. Thank you all for being here with me. I have no doubt that together we shall continue to find abundance in the way we live life while continuing to pursue all sources of happiness, for the Universe supports nothing less in the long run.

Monday, December 10, 2007

A Special Message to my Trading Family

I am not one for leaving without a goodbye. Especially not where I've had long associations and acquaintances. I have always said good morning and good night to you and let you know if I was going away for any length of time. I did not this time, because I was not planning to be gone. I've been in this trading room that I called "home" for 5.5 years; worked with it, promoted it, and I'd like to think, enhanced it. Now I find myself outside of it for reasons that should not have surprised me. It is understandable that I am no longer needed for the future of the room, for we are all replaceable, and my name will disappear soon enough from the site as if I never existed. That's life and hopefully you were all correctly informed. I am however, saddened that I could not say so long and goodbye and let you know I was leaving as I could not re-enter the room once the decision was made.

I enjoyed being with you day in and out all these years, getting to know some of you better and being of assistance to those wishing to becoming better traders. I've enjoyed enormous opportunity and am thankful that I took the time to do it. It was hard work, it was gratifying, it was serious and it was a lot of fun. Thank you all for making it possible.

Presently I will take a rest and contemplate what is next for me to do. I will continue trading, dancing and writing about life and I am intrigued by the idea of teaching trading. I'd like to say hello again to you all and keep in touch with you through this blog. You can get in touch with me through this site. Take a moment and register so you can be caught up with my latest musings.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Dealing with Loss

I've certainly dealt with my share of losses this year, most of it life's path. Dealing with loss takes time, but that time can be precious. We all wish time would stop for just until we can catch our breath, let us weigh and assess the situation, and get used to the life again, but alas it does not and the question then becomes how long do we want or need to hide from the reality.

How soon we come to the realization and how soon we act upon it can mean the difference of gain or further loss of time, $$ and opportunities we may have had along the way. We've all done it.. didn't set that stop.. or the stock whipped too fast away from us so we put our bet on its recovery or demise and hope; even when the little voice said: "get out now", we've ignored it, talked it down and then......well you know the ending: finally bailing at the worst time. What we pass up doing the wait, hope and watch, game is the run up or down of the same stock while we're watching it. In other words making something of the initial loss by acting on it quickly. So between realization and action, we missed an opportunity.

Losses are not easy, and I'm not the best at taking it either. I've said at times that losses are better dealt with when looked at after a couple of glasses of wine. Don't you wish that we could set a "stop loss" for everyday of your life? Just think how much heart ache that would prevent; but that is not realistic and we all know it. Loss is a natural rhythm of life, without it there's no room for growth. That's why we should not panic at pull backs, housing downturns, realignments of jobs, professions, the economy. Loss sets us up for further gain and growth.

So, lets face it. Yes that is the best way to deal with it. Face it because healing and growth cannot start until you do and if you can't face it, loss can rule your style and your life.