Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine Issue 02 | June 2016 - Page 22

and my favorite, Donna, Donna, a Joan Baez song.

Be open to fascination in whatever forms they arrive. With your fearlessness, try new ceremonies, songs, and rituals. See how a fascination with something different from a different culture might offer new learning adventures.

#4 Success Lesson: Friends are a set-up for memory making.

The song Make New Friends is often sung at campfires and Girl Scout ceremonies. These 47, poignant words offer a complete, strategic road-map for all relationships. Here are the lyrics with additional thoughts:

Make new friends but keep the old. Honor all who have ever liked, loved, or cherished you. Love is the only thing that was ever real between you. Be sure to also honor your body as your oldest and truest friend. Are you treating it as your body tent or body temple?

One is silver and the other gold. Value all friends as precious who have entered your life; they have come as it’s said “for a time, reason, or season.” You’d never discard something made in silver or gold—and so it is with friends regardless of the story you tell.

A circle's round it has no end,

That's how long I want to be your friend. Remember your circle of friends past and present with respect. While all friendships have beginnings and endings, and even restarts, Love is the only thing that was ever real between you. You called this Love by other names: friendliness, kindness, loyalty, and compassion.

I'll take your hand, and you take the other,

Put them together and we have each other. Offer gratitude and appreciation for all your friends. Authentic collaboration with friends is now the ever expanding Divine Feminine model for building lasting personal and professional relationships; it’s being written about, embraced, and practiced by many women and men. The former, male competitive model no longer serves to create success.

Be open to friends - silver and gold, past and present - who bring you the unwrapped gifts of memory making. Remember, it’s not about how long you’ve been together, what you did or didn’t do together, it’s about the memories made.

Who’s ready to join me at summer camp? Let’s go! I’m already packing…

Lorraine Monique “Lore” Raymond founded Women as Visionaries, the magazine Women as Visionaries with Lore Raymond, and the Divine Dialogue Writing System . A Peruvian shaman bestowed the title of chacaruna - bridge person - challenging her to help connect people to their authentic power and messages. She serves as a heart-centered visionary, spiritual tour guide, and transformational author. Five books are set for publication in 2016, including recently released 365 Moments of Grace and Poetry as a Spiritual Practice: Illuminating the Awakened Woman. Leading Vision Quests is another passion. Lore calls St. Petersburg, FL her heart-home space. Explore more at www.LoreRaymond.com.