A Shared Journey

Learning the Lesson of a Lifetime Doing Things with Passion: Writing Down Your Dreams and Affirmations

When I was a young adult, I caught the bus daily. I saw all walks of life. I saw all different people of all ages. I loved to put myself in the shoes of these outstanding individuals.

I saw children who caught the bus daily to and from school. I saw adults catch the bus to and from work. I saw the elderly get on the bus to visit their loved ones. I was just about to settle for that life, because of the cost and burden of my life to both my parents and others. I did not see that I could progress in life without money, without income. Shortly after this realization, I realized that I needed to work and started working at a very popular clothing retailer. Of course, I continued to use public transportation to get to and from work. I then made the decision to change.

How did I change?

You will NEVER believe it.

I began writing down my goals and dreams daily. I wrote that I wanted to buy a car. I wrote that I wanted to make at least $38,000 per year. As time passed, I could purchase me a brand-new Mazda Tribute SUV on my low salary. Then, after seven years, I started to make more money. I eventually made twice as much as that. I also remembered that during this time I had convinced myself that I could not earn a graduate degree. But, now I have completed two Masters degrees and three years of doctoral work. In my mind, my doctoral degree could afford me the lifestyle that I always wanted. I could make lots of money, and I would be free from debt. Unfortunately, at the very end of these events, I do not wish to be remembered as someone who only thinks about money. It makes me reflect on making more money because of inflation or because of my greed.

Either way, to affirm more and more material things in life, does NOT make one a better person.

So, I thought about it, and after another eight years, I have decided that I will write down affirmations that concern people’s well-being, other people’s healed hearts. People truly need all the help they can get. Mainly, I want to share solutions that come to mind during my trials and tribulations, going on, I can share solutions that people brought to my attention.

If you want something to happen, then write it down.

Make it a passion of yours to ring through for all ETERNITY.

-Koala Star

Everybody Needs Extra Cash: The Talisman


Today, the second day of the year. I want to expand on some important factors in my childhood and perhaps yours. As I was growing up, my grandmother had a huge statue of Mother Mary. She had a Mother Mary shrine that would rival any shrine, even in our local Church in Kalihi. She would pray the “Hail Mary” to ask for protection and to deliver us from evil. And I am not even joking, but she would do this daily. Her sister my grand-aunt would, whenever I seen her, pray use the Rosary for protection as well. As devout Catholics, these sisters believed 100% in the miracles of Christ. Their other sister, the eldest grand-aunt believed in Jesus Christ so much that she gave her entire house to her local parish as the story was told. Keep in mind; she had no children, and the home was gigantic to Hawaii’s local standards.

Now, my mother’s Mother Mary shrine is gone; however, she does have a picture of herself at the age of 33 years old in the middle of the living room. Also, she has several statues that represent wealth and protection for our family.

Besides the ladies of my family and their talismans, Cofer describes an interesting phenomenon. She describes her past as a skeptic and then reform as a believer (par. 7). In other words, as she grew up she did not believe in Mary, represented by the statue on the lawn that her ancestors thought. She says, that her mother said, “‘Tenemos que salvar a la Santa Madre,’ my mother had joked last year–we have to try to save the Holy Mother” (par. 3).

Then, Cofer goes on to discuss that when her mother passed away, she cherishes the ring that she bought for her mother, now a talisman. Cofer says, “I feel the thin circle of gold on my finger; I twist it around unconsciously during the day. I am practicing magical thinking.” As you can see, after a major event in life, people change their belief system and start believing what is tailored for them.

What talisman do you think will assist you in reaching your life goals?

What items do you wear that makes you feel like you can count on magic, Mother Mary, or even in Pi Yao to bring you protection or wealth?

-Koala Star

Works Cited

Cofer, Judith Ortiz. “The Aging Maria: on the value of talismans and amulets.” South Atlantic Review, vol. 78, no. 3-4, 2013, p. 52+. Literature Resource Center, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=LitRC&sw=w&u=uphoenix_uopx&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CA427665772&it=r&asid=9f4def3e4939dca69f2747420debc05a. Accessed 2 Jan. 2017.

Reflecting on 2016

In the year 2016, we all have had some issues like a roommate who did not pay you rent. The roommate cancels the check used to pay you, with the excuse that they lost their checkbook twice in a large retail chain. Or, nieces who take advantage of their mother and father. They would promise to pay their parents rent and then skip out to move in with us. And nephews who up and leave you high and dry, without a trace of decency. Mind you; this is after you purchase a laptop for him for taking control of his life and staying off drugs.

Last year, we were wrongfully given an offer letter for a new job by the Vice-President of a company, and the company rescinded the offer because of the past. Not to mention, the company terminated that person shortly after. If a company gives you a position, do not quit your current job or you may very well be in deep trouble. Moving forward, we will most certainly make mistakes; however,we will most certainly learn from them; wholeheartedly. In 2016, we focused on the problems that we tolerated. This year we focus on the positive outcomes that life can bring us. The Year of Our Lord 2017 will be a season of empowerment and success.

In the beginning of November, we began practicing writing in a blog format for a broader audience to read. While we both do the authoring, Star Turtle focuses more on making specialized products available to the public.

The mission is:

To provide alternative solutions for issues and concerns with a spiritually based approach.

Whether you believe in God, Christ, other greater deities, or supernatural beings, this blog will provide the answers for you.

Imagine a website with solutions to problems using unorthodox methods that people trust.

Do you have an issue, problem, or obstacle that you are facing that you want to overcome?

Do you have money problems, relationship problems, or health issues?

Have you tried everything and anything that you possibly could to get over something the traditional way, but are still not being successful?

We know we are. However, we turn to our belief systems, philosophy, and best practices to solve them, and they work.

Do me a favor and comment all the problems that you have, and we will do the same.

Star Turtle and I will do our very best to provide a good solution for you.

-Koala Star

The Bead Gallery

Today was an excellent day. I went to work from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at a University to provide some excellent Financial-Option resources to higher education students.

Low and behold, I spoke with a wonderful girl studying for her degree in business. She said that she did not like working for corporate America.

She turned to the position of the nanny as a job. She also wrote two books in her spare time.

Her story inspired me to get cracking and to write to hone in on my writing skills. It is very true that to get good at something, you must practice.

“Practice makes Perfect.”

She wrote her first two books but did not publish yet. One can see that by practicing your craft, the craft becomes easier and easier as you develop your skills.

She was my inspiration for the day, which leads me to my MOST IMPORTANT point!

Star Turtle and I wanted to get some lunch. We decided to venture to a Hawaiian Food Restaurant called Young’s Fishmarket. To our surprise, Star Turtle and I found a BEAD STORE.

The bead store was called The Bead Gallery. As we walked in we met the most welcoming spiritual people that we have ever met.

The services were flawlessly rendered. Although we did not purchase anything, their service remains unmatched in my opinion.

The husband and wife team showed a different side of spiritual awareness. They talked about healing crystal beads and other occult characteristics. I was thoroughly impressed with them as they share as much as they could with respect to the power of crystals, stones, and other metaphysical awareness.

-Koala Star