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Everything Is A Gift

Some of you know my story of how talking with the Angels of the Great White Light came about, but perhaps you don’t know how the readings from the Angels that I have done for people over the years have impacted their lives. People came to me (to the Angels, that is) for answers to some devastating problems and various diseases, and even in the most dire of circumstances, the Angels portrayed a most beautiful picture that allowed them to understand why they were having the experience and what they were to learn from it. Even if it was something that could not be healed or fixed, they could have peace around it by knowing the reason why.

From my perspective then, after years of doing these Angel Readings, I was given a gift of their “higher vantage point” – to “see as God sees” and came to know that all things happen for a very good reason. This includes every kind of sickness; children who die young; death of a loved one; sudden deaths; all kinds of relationship issues, etc. – they are all a blessing! If we ask, the Angels, the Messengers for God the Creator and who, to this day still communicates with us, these questions have been answered and the reasons why have been explained.

This is the gift! Having the knowledge the Angels can give us, we have the opportunity to see the blessing of any situation. Some would define this as the working out of karma, however, the final goal of it all of it is peace and love and the way to it is forgiveness.

I am impressed by Dr. Joe Dispenza’s story of where he was in a horrific traffic accident that left him unable to walk, but he was determined to find a way against all odds to heal himself, and now he teaches others to do the same.
Here are some examples of the miracle turnabouts and blessings I have seen happen.

Story 1: It’s not the end but just the beginning
I first heard the angels speak to me the day my fiancé died in November of 1986. Suddenly, out of the blue, there was this voice inside my head telling me this wasn’t the end, but just the beginning. In the weeks that followed, the odyssey of seeing miracles began.

My grief over the loss of my fiancé was enormous and I recall making a promise to this “voice” that if I got through it alive, I would help others. It was as though an alarm had sounded, and the angels nodded, “Hooray! We finally have her attention! And with that, our work together began. Perhaps this gift could have come to me another way, but nothing else got my attention. And, when he died, I can’t explain it but I felt a deep inner knowing that this was supposed to happen – a deja vu event – a stirring of a memory long ago planted in my soul.

Thus, I began communicating with angels through an automatic handwriting technique I taught myself. Their words helped heal my grief and sorrow, and later on allowed me to receive information for others – the answer to my prayer to help –who were hurting or confused. The readings from the angels were amazing and life-altering. I saw people heal from things they weren’t supposed to heal from – things like autism, mental anguish, relationship issues, physical ailments, and career changes, to name a few.

After doing hundreds of readings in the late 80s, I knew this information could inspire others to heal, so in 1990 I published the first print edition of The Inner Voice. It began as a 12-page newsletter with a local focus, that grew to a 40-page bimonthly magazine in print until 2000. Among the featured articles, were Angel Talk, Miracles I’ve Seen – and grew into much more content than I had initially anticipated including the publishing of some fascinating interviews with local and national authors and healers, including authors Ruth Montgomery, who I met at the Walk-Ins for Evolution Convention in Minneapolis in 1994; and Louise Hay, Founder of Hay House, who I later met and had a most splendid opportunity to be a guest in her home where I interviewed her in her garden in 1995.
Through the years of listening to the angels’ remarkable wisdom, I learned that every thing in life happens for a very good reason, regardless of its appearance. As their messenger, my work is to let you know that illness, pain, grief and sorrow are all lessons that teach us something valuable that our soul “signed up to learn” in this lifetime in this place we call Earth school. We simply need to ask, then listen to the inner voice of guidance for the answers.

Story 2: A young man needed a job
A dear friend of mine lost her 22-year-old son in a cabin fire in the northwoods while on a hunting trip with friends. He woke up smelling smoke and rushed to get everyone out, but he was overcome and died in the fire. I received a message from him days later that I read at his funeral service in which he explained “this was part of a plan so grand that we were all to trust there are never any accidents.” He later channeled messages through to his mother, a faith healer, to guide her in her work with young people and those who were grieving the loss of a loved one. She later published a book of his messages, “Messages From Heaven.”

Story 3: The dead want you to be ok!
One of the clients she had soon after her son’s death was an elderly woman who had recently lost her husband. My friend called me for a reading asking for the angels’ guidance on what she could do to help the woman. During that reading, I heard a man’s voice speaking to me in a heavy German accent telling (his wife) to “EAT!” When I delivered the reading to my friend I learned they were a German couple who spoke German, and after his death she stopped eating due to her grief!

Story 4: The Gift of Autism
A 4-year old boy was diagnosed with autism and a mental disability by the Mayo Clinic. In the reading, the angels pointed out a past life scenario in which this boy experienced a horrific death and was still in ‘great fear’ that had manifested as autism. After several readings and healing sessions over a six month period, he became well and lived a normal life, including going to college and getting married! A bonus was that during the time of his disease, his parents were fighting and divorcing, but as they learned the bigger picture of what was behind their son’s condition and what could help him, they reconciled, recommitted themselves to their marriage and expressed their deep love to their boy. Love was the gift and the answer that changed everything for this family!

If you have a situation that disturbs you, the angels have an answer. They are standing by ready to bless you with their wisdom that will leave you with peace in your heart – the greatest gift of all. Ask for help with any challenge facing you and know that you will somehow, someday, and in some remarkable way discover the treasure underneath the wrappings.


Bringing Spirit To Life: ‘Signs’ Along the Way

This month I am sharing a couple of signs I received that affirm spirit is close by, always working to get my attention. And, why is it that when a loved one dies we always want to know if they are all right?

I took a weekend road trip up north recently to one of my favorite places on the planet – Door County, Wisconsin. For those of you who might not be familiar, it is the ‘thumb-shaped peninsula’ of this somewhat ‘hand-shaped’ state. Door County peninsula is surrounded by the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.

This time of year also makes me think about my mother who died on October 26, 2010, the day after my birthday. We did not have an easy relationship as many mother-daughter relationships go. And, if you’ve read my columns over the years, you know that I communicate with the angels and those in spirit. I’ve done this all my life and particularly since my fiancé died in 1986 when I was abruptly awakened to hearing the inner voice.

I hadn’t felt an urge to connect with my mother until this day when I felt her presence around me. In an instant I agreed to sit down and write her message to me. I lit my candle, said my prayers, asked to be an open channel to hear her words, and waited.

“Oh Nan!” I heard the voice say. “I am so happy you called me today. You are so beautiful you need to know this! I know we had our differences when I was there, and I am so sorry, but I had my hangups, as you call them, and I didn’t know how to be any different. But I loved you and always have and always will. Now that the personality of ‘Elaine’ is out of the way, I can express this fully. Will you please accept it fully, and forgive me for all I put you through?
I asked her, how is it that you are able to talk with me tonight?

“Because of our love we are able to connect like this. And because of your interest in helping people connect with their dead relatives, I can tell you this – to encourage you to keep doing this work of helping others by receiving our messages. You have been carefully selected and trained to do this work… that helps not only you, but us, as well! There are many spirits here who want to come through to speak to their people on Earth. You are one of these helpers and I encourage you to follow that path.

“O Nan, if you could see you as I see you from here you would never again doubt your beauty or your worth. Please have faith and take the leap into the work that lies ahead for you. I will always be nearby whenever you call. I love you. Thank you so very much for hearing my call to connect with you today to get this very important message to you! It’s time for you to shine your love/light forth!”

After saying a closing prayer, I got up from my desk and looked out my window. There on the lawn looking up at me was a rabbit! Being mindful that everything is a clue, I went to my Medicine Cards, looked up Rabbit and read, “Banish fear. Move beyond fear’s stagnation. Listen to your heart.”

With all of her words on my mind and in my heart, I drove to Jacksonport, a small village in Door County to spend some time with a friend. We met at a coffee shop near her house and on the way there I drove by a street sign that made me stop to take a picture … I know, right?!?

The street sign I passed in Jacksonport, Wisconsin … a ‘sign’ that confirmed for me my mother’s presence.

As often as I recognize the more commonly used signs from spirit, I am still amazed at their cleverness in use of ‘props’ to get our attention. We just need to become mindful and notice the so-called ‘little, subtle things’ going on around us. Their signs are everywhere.

After a loved one returns to spirit and we need some comfort, pay attention to the subtleties and the unexpected. Purposely listen to the inner voice and keep a keen eye. Then, accept the gift they bring to life and, of course, give thanks.

There’s MAGIC In The Air!

Cover of the October issue of The Inner Voice. Read it here: http://www.theinnervoicemagazine.com

Have you ever wondered why you are stuck and nothing appears to shift or move? Do you pray like crazy, still nothing budges? Over the years of talking with the angels, this has been a recurrent theme in many of the questions that were asked.

I am going to assume that we have all experienced being stuck in some deep, dark lesson at some point in our lives, at least I have, and more than once. Usually for this column I ask the angels a question then type the answer they give me. Although that style of Q&A isn’t what I am following this time, I must say that this idea of stepping out of our comfort zone into where “the magic happens” is inspired by them.

A few years ago I attended a conference where part of the presentation was given by Roger Seip, based on his book, “Train Your Brain For Success.” He and presenter, Rod Richardson, staged an exercise to take a point given in this book – an exercise in which I won a copy of this book and learned a valuable lesson in stepping out of my comfort zone. I am sure the Angels had a hand in this. Let’s take a deeper look.

In his book Seip explains, “One of your brain’s strongest tendencies is called the ‘homeostatic impulse’ – the desire to stay where you are. Your brain is highly evolved for survival; it is exceptionally good at keeping you alive. You may not like where you are right now, but the fact is that where you are right now has not killed you yet. As a result, your brain has deemed it safe, and it will do all kinds of weird things to keep you there – popularly known as the Comfort Zone. This is the bad news because no growth can occur in the comfort zone. The only place you can grow is outside your Comfort Zone,” he said.

Finally, this dynamic of being stuck and seemingly without an answer to a lifelong prayer has an explanation and a road map out of there! The Angels advise, “Take a leap in faith knowing that you will land on your feet in an elevated place that in a short time will become your new comfort zone – but don’t get too relaxed there either. You are on a journey and have our assistance along your way. This is what our help looks like. This is the answer you have been yearning for in all your prayers!”

“If you could see as we see,” the Angels continued, “you would see the movement of swirling light and love as you step up to higher ground. The movement of your action in stepping creates a vibrational harmony that surrounds you and brings you all the desires you have asked for. We see this light become brighter as your vibration increases and you become clearer in your motives. So, step up to the plate and take comfort in knowing that the ‘plate’ will yet again be lifted to even higher realms, taking you into an even brighter and glorious future!”

The angels explain that this is usually where people deplane. Oh, that homeostatic impulse – the fear of leaving the known for the unknown! This is when we claim our prayers go unanswered, but the angels insist all prayers are answered, and that it’s the person asking who is the one not ready to fly to their new destination.

If we could just move past that initial impulse to step safely out of our comfort zone, we would step into the place where the magic happens! This time the angels ask you a question: Are you ready to go where you need to go to allow your desires to be fulfilled?

Follow this idea. Step outside the box and free yourself of your own restraints.

“The really good news?” continues Seip, “Small changes make a huge difference.You don’t need to be 100 percent better to see a 100 percent improvement. You just need to be a little better. There’s a concept in play here called the winning edge. It means that a small change in the right place makes a huge difference in the end result. So take heart – small improvements in the right area of your life will give you a huge improvement in your end result.”

Seip, along with those pesky, loving angels, encourage us to choose how we use our brain. Lift our creative thought process higher and let them propel us forward where we truly want to be. Step out of the comfort zone and into the realm where the magic happens!

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm

I’ve been submersed in metaphysics for years which includes the premise that we create our reality by our thoughts and beliefs. The good news is that if we don’t like the world we see ourselves in, we can simply (or perhaps not so simply) change our thoughts and change our reality.

At times I’ve had a difficult time with this concept. People would point a judgmental finger at me wondering why I would create something I didn’t want or like. and confusion would set in.“Why, indeed, would I create such a thing for myself?” But the good news is that if I created it, then I could re-create it. I had the power. I did not have to depend on someone else to change it.

I often recall a Bible verse that states the things that Christ did, we can do, and even greater things than that we can do! Near the end of the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy pleaded to go home to Kansas, Glenda the Good Witch, told her that she had the power all along. We all do! It’s a matter of remembering and calling our power back.
In the readings I have done over the years, the Angels continually remind us to call back our power from wherever we’ve placed it. Actually, the cause of all disease points to our misplacing our power, or by allowing some other person, place, thing, or belief, to zap it out of us.

Where have we fallen into an unenlightened state and forgotten our power? For me, it was always easier to just blame God for everything that went wrong. My wake-up call was when I got into a 12-Step program many years ago, and learned that I was responsible for my life. So, what was the key to changing things in myself? I had to call my power back to me and redirect it toward what I truly wanted to create.

The key to success is the excitement you create around it. I’ve been in the sales profession for years, selling everything from paint and wallpaper to furniture and other interior design products. I’ve been in many sales training programs to learn how to sell and how to increase sales. In each of them, the presenter would state that to be successful in sales, you have to create a heartfelt excitement about what you are selling. It’s the excitement that sells!

In recent months I’ve been focused on building my feng shui consultation business. In talks I give, I tell before-and-after stories that inspire the audience to want a similar experience for themselves. Why? Excitement is contagious!

I took the idea to task and its become my new guiding light. I revamped my Internet presence and am redesigning my website. I decided to post my clients’ experiences on Facebook – something I had not done before with any enthusiasm. To my amazement, I got more ‘likes’ and comments resulting in people clamoring for an appointment with me.

The second key I discovered in a conversation with my Angels is that I had been somewhat afraid of success. I was in a comfort zone that I was afraid to step out of, even though success in my business was on the other side of that fear. I just needed to face the fear and step to the other side of it.

My conversation with the angels continues and I have a clearer, more compelling message of fully knowing that I can accomplish what I want to in my life. I just need to maintain my enthusiasm.
Try it for yourself. Prayerfully contemplate your grandest dream. Sell it to yourself with excitement, act on it with enthusiasm, and see what happens.

I’d love to hear your story!

Get to the cause of an issue and let it go

Q. What is meant by healing at the Causal Level?
“We say that all healing, visible and invisible on the physical plane is spiritual. It originates in spirit at what we term the Causal Level. You must seek to understand that all of your reality is immersed, as it were, in Spiritual Reality, and indeed this Reality is all there is.

“Physical manifestation of the spiritual reality is what your eyes see, your ears hear, and what your feet walk upon. The physical reality of which you’re presently a part, is truly this spiritual essence manifested. All is first spirit. It is not the other way around.

“Spiritual healing is a term you have placed on the action that takes place as a change, or an improvement, occurs on the physical level. The term ‘spiritual healing’ is perhaps better defined as the condition that occurs when one recognizes this truth that All Is Spirit. All that occurs, and all changes that occur, happens in Spirit first. Thought (spirit) is the initiation of all manifestation. To change the thought is to change the manifestation. One can experience healing, or destruction according to the way in which he thinks and believes.

“Thoughts, when engaged with emotion, are seen from this side as literal forms of ‘Light/Energy’ that contains a powerful charge. Positive emotions, such as joy and gratitude, radiate throughout the heavens (all levels of consciousness) and carry a charge that you cannot conceive of from where you are. Negative emotions don’t have any radiance, but are equally as powerful to create or manifest itself.

“Spiritual healing is the term you use for this positive life surge of energy as it travels through the body healing the darkness in its path. You have, as your birthright a choice in the matter of how you will use and direct this energy. You are on the Earth to remember your divine connection with the ‘One Light.’ Every time you witness a form of healing of body, mind, or spirit, you are remembering!

“You must always remember that you are already healed, already whole, and are already perfect in Spirit. We, the Angels of the Great White Light are among you on your Earth to bring you the gift of remembering your perfection and your Oneness with all of Creation. We encourage you to reach for, and receive this Light/Energy now and to use your power to create the good, the beautiful, and the Holy and never settle for less than what (and who) you really are (in Spirit).”

Q. So, if we ask to remember our oneness in Spirit and change our thoughts to embody our true perfection, we would be healed and not be sick?
“Yes, and we must also say that illness comes into your physical experience as a teacher who walks into a classroom. It’s in your life to teach you something. It’s a wake-up call from Divine Source giving you a message to alert you there is some form of ‘spiritual separation’ going on in you, in your belief system, and that if you were to awaken your inner self to the realization of this perfection, you could literally walk on water in total and complete wholeness. Illness is but a wake-up call; a manifestation of a message from Source that you have chosen to ignore.

“We are telling you that there are no more secrets on Earth in this time of bright, conscious awareness. Illness is but a teacher. Listen for its message and you will graduate into the wholeness and wellness as you were created to thrive in.”

Q. My life seems like it’s at a stand still. I have no energy to move forward. What is the matter, and how can I let go of the past?
“Go within yourself and ask what would bring you the gift of true joy? What is it that you have always wanted to have or to do but had more excuses than drive to accomplish it? We say, step one is to release all your excuses. Let go of all of them and take a step forward toward your goal. There isn’t a better time for you to do this than right now.

“All things are continually made fresh and new. Like a train rolling by on life’s tracks, you can jump aboard at any time by your decision to do so. Make the decision! Do not let yourself cling to old ideas, or compare yourself to what others are doing. What others do is none of your business. This type of thinking and comparing is a form of stagnating your ambition and only serves to stop you. You are on the Earth to do what you are there to do, and we say do it. If you aren’t aware of what it is you’re wanting to accomplish, go within yourself and ask. We will always give you clues that point you in the direction your soul wishes you to choose. Your soul only knows your ‘mission,’ as it were, and its job is to remind and guide you to it. You simply need to be willing and follow the lead given you.

“Stop comparing what is happening now to what has happened in the past. Step into your future and follow your inner voice. Listen to your heart. To do so is a lesson in trust, which is a part of your soul’s curriculum for your present life. In doing this, we say you will always have the drive and the necessary energy you need to accomplish your goals.

“In other words we say to you, be the master of your life and do not let past thoughts block you in any way, for this is what makes your earthly trek difficult. Call in the Love that is abundantly around you and use this vibrant energy as fuel to live your life. Ask that your heartmind be guided to let go of what is no longer needed, and release it like you would excess baggage on a hike up a mountain trail.”

Life Is Meant To Be A FUN Experience

Q. Sreper, this month’s ‘The Inner Voice’ magazine is all about ‘children and creativity.’ What would you like to say to the readers about this aspect of our lives?

“Good Day, we say unto you and we bless you for inviting us to come into the magazine with our words.
If you have been following the Inner Voice, you will note that we are the inspiration for all of what is presented. We are not physical beings so we rely on our counterparts in the earth plane (Nancy) to do our bidding. She has long ago learned and perfected our communication in order to bring our light to many more who are seeking deeper meaning to life on earth with all its lessons and achievements you went there to learn and experience. It is always a most happy time when you remember your angels and guides in the higher planes, for you do know us but the the physical vibration you’re now in is so dense you do not remember. But some do, and that remembrance occurs usually when your play in the clay hits a bump. Pain in any of its forms gets your attention (hopefully!) – to shake you awake from your earth dream state and reach to us for loving guidance and clarity on your life there. You see, we see all of your lifetime and dare say it is one long life without beginning and without end. In this perspective, you aren’t born and you don’t die. You (as spirit because you are spirit) goes in and out of a physical body, but your spirit and your soul self exists forever.
This is a difficult concept for your physical minds to grasp, and it isn’t real important for you to totally get this idea. Know that you have lived lives on Earth (and elsewhere!) many times before and you will many times to come. It is not important to know who you were except for curiosity’s sake, but to keep your focus on your present-day situations as they arise, for anything left “unfinished” from before, or preparation for lifetimes to come, are what is up for you now. We see that is is fun for you to explore your history to see if you were the Queen of England or the Buddha or some other fascinating person, but the gift in knowing this really is what your soul learned in that experience or in that lifetime that is carried forward.

“Our Nancy, who is writing this, has from time-to-time, subtle recollections and glimpses into a lifetime in the English countryside, where as a young girl, drowned in a river. Her older brother, Steve (in this lifetime) was her older brother then, who tried to rescue her but failed. Upon her death he claimed he would help her in anyway he could. In this life time, he has again been a way-shower of sorts. She recalls they were going to come in this time as twins, but she was so reluctant to ‘go through all that again’ that she stayed back and told him, “You first!” She was born exactly two years and two days later which was the reminder to her of their past life connection.

“Many people ask us to reveal who they were in a past life, and we can and will, but what is important to know is what is facing you in this lifetime. It remains an unlearned lesson from another time, or it wouldn’t be in your life now. Or, in Nancy’s example that we gave above, you get glimpses. You just need to be open to what these mean.”

Q. How about those who seem to never have any real problems? There are many people who go through life blessed with good health, an abundance of wealth and material goods. They don’t appear to have any lessons or karma they are working out. It seems so unfair.

“We would prefer to address each individual case individually, but in general, we remind you to not make such judgements for you cannot see their whole life span. They might have been a slave or a leper. They might have been dirt poor and died of starvation. Perhaps they have chosen a ‘time-out’ from lessons and to glide smoothly through life this time around. You do not know and you cannot judge from the little snippet of them that you see.

“We dare say take your focus off of them and put it unto yourself. Bless everyone regardless of their health or social status, and celebrate God’s love and abundance on their life knowing you can choose that, too. See them as a way-shower. Remember, you are there to learn and experience life … and to play in the clay. Look at those who to you seem to ‘have it all’ and see them as an example of what you can create for yourself. Bless those who are hungry for that will help them rise above their fray and select a richer path to follow. Be their way-shower.

“Life on Earth is to learn, experience – and have fun! (The angels shouted!) It is a world that offers everything and every vibration from (in your eyes) ‘good to bad.’ Observe all things and choose what you wish for your experience. It truly is that simple. Then keep yourself focused on that goal. The world is filled with distractions so it is important to pray for guidance along the way.

“Your angels are with you for this purpose and hold the lamp high. Ask, and we will guide you into enjoying your life to the fullest as was the intention of your Creator.”

Be Mindful of Your Imaginative Power

Albert Einstein said that “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”

Think about the creative power we all have been given as individual expressions of God – in life on the planet. We are endowed with God’s image and likeness and we have been given His power to create whatever we want and whatever we don’t want perhaps by accident. People think that they don’t have power to create the life they dream about, but the angels say that we are always creating life according to our held thoughts and beliefs. If we are creating life anyway, let’s wake up and become totally conscious about it and create what we truly want. It’s a matter of where we place our attention.

A friend of mine whom I will call ‘E.J.’ came over to visit with me and asked if I would say a prayer for her. She was sure the doctors were going to find a blockage in her heart the next day when she went in for some tests. By thinking this, I felt that she was already creating that blockage just by thinking it in her imagination!

It made me stop and think about how often do we create our own blockages, in whatever area of life, by the way we think about them before they even happen? The angels remind us that these things really don’t exist except when we create them in our minds by thinking them into being.

And why don’t we choose to think about more positive outcomes instead?

The angels said, “Keep a watchful eye on your creative power of thought called your imagination, and be sure you are focused on what you truly want to create.”

What if every thought that you think manifested. immediately?They might not come about that quickly that you recognize they are of your own making, but they do, indeed, manifest. This month Sreper gives us some thoughts about opening up our imagination to create good. Try it and let me know what happens.

Sreper said, “Imagination is the chosen vehicle on the Earth plane that you use to explore the subtle worlds not normally known to you while you are in a physical body. Did you know you can travel anywhere – on any dimension – and see anything you wish to see just by rendering it in your imagination? Think of being somewhere and suddenly, you’re there! This is how powerful your imagination is.

“Here is a practical exercise you can do and people will think you have some sort of magical, other worldly powers. Go outside on a partly cloudy day and choose a small cloud that is by itself in the sky. Ask the Creator for permission to make that little cloud disappear, “If it be Your Will and within Divine harmony with the rest of Creation, I ask for that little cloud to disappear.” Then look directly at that cloud and say, ‘With the power of the Universe, I demand that you disappear right now.” Then watch it disappear!

“You will realize just how powerful your thoughts and words really are. If you’re able to make clouds disappear, what else are your thoughts doing? What is possible for you to shape-shift and change in your world to heal and make your life better? We say to you, wake up your sleepy selves and become conscious of what you are thinking.
“Start a daily routine of creative visualization to take you places your mind needs you to go to fulfill your life plan and bring you the joy you seek. Your eyes need to feast on other possibilities for this refreshes your soul and keeps you vibrantly alive.

“Develop a habit of daily meditation and imagine your life as you want it to be. Kick the habit of expecting blockages – in your heart and anywhere else! If you are unhappy, imagine yourself to be happy. Feel how that would feel! We cannot wave a magic wand over you to change your life into what you want it to be, but you can. You have the power. Use your imagination to get yourself there and have fun with it!”