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Vacation Days are Important

How Important is Vacation to You?

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Vacations are important

There is a new commercial from MasterCard about not taking vacation days.  It points out that most people these days in America aren’t taking all their vacation days –apparently they too busy at work to do so and now their children are suffering as a result.  As one little girl points out, “It’s Paid Vacation Days,” explaining the fact the days are paid. These children want one more day from their parents.  And while the commercial is obviously promoting the use of the MasterCard credit card, the message is real, convincing and really very sad.

Why aren’t more people taking vacations?  According to my stay in corporate world it’s because the work goes on even if they are not there – and when they come back, because they haven’t kept up with the pile of work on their desks daily, there is now a whole boatload to deal with.

People of corporate America probably don’t read this blog – but I’m going to say this anyway – people: this is wrong!  As a member of corporate America for at least 20 years now in one form or fashion – the fact that people don’t take vacation days is just very sad.  The problem lies not with the workers but with management.  Poor management.

The corporate culture in this country has said let’s make profit at the expense of others.  There’s nothing wrong with making money, don’t get me wrong.  Again the problem isn’t the making of money.  It is how we make the money.  Is it honorable?  Or is it greedy?

Universal law says that greed follows greed.  Honor will follow honor.  The law of cause and effect states basically that what comes around goes around.  What these people of greed and dishonor will have is greed and dishonor comes back onto them in some form or fashion.  Whether they wind up divorced, broke, diseased or in jail, the universe will take care of them because the universe reflects back to them what they are putting out.  “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord”, is the basically the way the Bible puts it.

I’ve witnessed ambulances coming and going at my former place of work, as a result of people working so hard they have heart attacks at their desks, especially around Christmas (year’s end).  Daddy/Mommy isn’t going to be at Christmas this year because they had to meet some impossible year end deadline that the management set is the story told too often.

We all have to learn to become more responsible for our actions and our acts.  We have to plan better and manage better – in all areas of our lives.

I’m going out on a limb with this blog – it’s much harsher than previous blogs.  But if we are going to change – we have to change.  For if nothing changes, nothing changes.

Our behaviors are ruled by our beliefs.  Start checking what you believe and what you don’t.  And if you don’t believe that vacations aren’t right for you because you’ll have too much work at the end of it –do something about that.  Go to management.  Tell them you need help.  Designate others to do the work.
At last resort, go to human resources, your union leader, form a union, protest or find another job.

You are too important to others and your family.  Even the media with its commercials are now pleading for us to change.  Change starts with one person.  Will it be you?   Or will your kids be missing you because you were too busy working to take a vacation?  It’s “paid vacation days” – take it–for your kid’s sake if not your own!

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Love and Light Always,

Blake Cahoon

Blake Cahoon, Spiritual Translator of Divine Messages
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
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Blake is grateful for her vacation days – most which aren’t paid these days.  She likes traveling from her Midwest home to the east and to the southwest.

Tripping Down Memory Lane

The Road Not TakenSo dear friends I was going to write to you about sound healing—and how sound does affect our mind, body and soul.  Listen to any great album of music and see that it is so.  But I went on vacation, to my sister’s in Rochester, where loyal long-time readers know I grew up.

Often times our childhood is full of both good and bad memories.  Such was mine.  So in addition to visiting woods where the Iroquois once roamed and visiting old homes; my sister and I have been going through a healing process, where old demons are purged and wounds are closed.  Tears are sheds, hugs are exchanged and life proceeds with some new closure.  Very cathartic and a process I’d recommend to any who need such a process in their life.

Often we get stuck in old patterns of belief and thoughts that harken to such childhood incidents.  We are unable to change patterns that need changing, if we aren’t aware of them.  So tripping down memory lane is sometimes just what the doctor ordered.  It is for me and I’ll be a better, more enlighten person as a result—or at least that is the intent!

I’ll be addressing sound healing next week and how our soul sound healing recordings can help you purge old cobwebs and re-balance your chakras.  I know when I listen weekly, it helps me!  Try a sample recording on our Soul Sound Healing page.  I think if right-click, you can listen; left-click you download the free sample that is about 3 minutes long.

It’s good to go on vacation and it’s great when we let our souls be cleared from old debris.  May your summer vacation be a great one this summer!!

PS: We’re only publishing 1 blog a week during the summer, look for our Friday edition coming to you in September!

With Love and Light Always,

Rev. Blake Cahoon, Spiritual Teacher & Channel
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Refresh Your Life with a Vacation

Sailboat on Lake Michigan
Vacations refresh the mind-body-spirit. On the shore of Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin. Photo by Blake Cahoon
Vacations….we have to have them! Regardless of the time and effort we simply must take vacations now and then. Vacations refresh the mind, the body and the spirit.

I traveled this past week up to Door County, Wisconsin and thoroughly enjoyed my brief stay in this beautiful wooded area of Wisconsin. In addition to the woods are prairie and farm fields and of course—the water! I love the water – Lake Michigan is only 3 miles from my home, and yet I barely get there to the shoreline to watch the sunlit waves. Instead I traveled 3 hours to see Lake Michigan—but from a different point of view. And that was what my vacation was all about –indeed any vacation – we get to come back refreshed with a different perspective of life. And hopefully a better attitude!

I know I did. I watched a beautiful sunset from the shores of my motel and had several great meals, again overlooking the water. I did some shopping and also explored various county parks, scenic bluffs and wooded trails. All truly beautiful! (See pictures!)

Door County overlooking bluff
Rugged coastlines are part of the Door County experience. Photo by Blake Cahoon

Sunset of Lake Michigan
Sunsets are spectacular on Lake Michigan! Photo by Blake Cahoon
Have you taken a vacation recently? Good for you! If not—try and do so! You may even be overdue for a relaxing rest! This world of ours has true places of beauty and getting out into the world provides refreshment and renewed energy. Find your spot to travel to and make it your own!

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Co-Founder
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Blake loves vacations and really enjoyed her recent stay in Door County, Wisconsin. She hopes to go back to see the leaves change color in late September or early October.
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