Monday, April 12, 2010 I caught the 2:15 Amtrak – the Crescent Line to Atlanta from Penn Station, NYC to begin the MPL-USA Art Tour. My two FCW friends Abundant Jen and Pretty Positive Paula (who took the photograph me) were there to send me off!
If you are inspired by my work and are able to donate money, please know that this one of my ways to create financial abundance while traveling. Depending on your donation, I will send you personal affirmations (custom created for you) as well as other special gifts. I love creating affirmations and to be able to create for others is one of my gifts – allow me to add positive energy to your life! To your manifesting desires!
If I could get 100 people to donate $20, this would offer me a major piece of mind so I can pay my expenses while on tour. I’m calling a few galleries and contacts I have who might be interested in buying a painting. I brought my art in a bright orange tube!
In addition to selling my paintings, I have my MPL Oracle Art Cards, Business Card Cases and Re-Energizing Sessions to create financial abundance in my life.
I’m going to host a FCW Society Brunch on May 2 – I know so many FCW down here! I hope my friends that I’m dog sitting will be up for hosting it as they have an amazing back yard and are FCW!
I am very grateful for this opportunity take this journey however I’m not doing it all by myself. There will be many lessons that I will be learning over the next few months and I would love to share them so we can all benefit.
We are experiencing this spiritual shift together and it’s about connecting the Magic Passion Love Energy from ME – to – YOU – to – THEM! I am being guided to share not only to people I meet but to the people who are following me online!
Thank you so much for being a part of my journey!! xoxoxoxox
So here’s the story about my train ride – the people I met on
Trickydame NOTE: I am going to describe all the people I meet based on various demographic descriptions because this is what I find so fascinating – there are people in all social demographics that I am having MPL conversations – showing me that it doesn’t matter what race/sex/occupation/sexual orientation/etc…if your spirit is willing so is your body!
Just before dinner time, I began chatting with a young white woman (early 20’s) sitting across the aisle from me. She & her very big 6yr old son were traveling back to Atlanta – she prefers traveling by train so her son can move around. He was very well-behaved for a 6 yr old boy and I told her so the next morning. I feel its good to share with moms the good work they do raising their children – cuz I just couldn’t imagine being a full time mom! This young mother was going back to school to study business after she lost her job at the pharmaceutical research company – she wasn’t that upset about the job loss. She had a degree in biology and enjoyed research but was very fed up with the way the company she worked for were conducting their research. She had more ambition and was studying business.
She asked me where I was going so I told her I was traveling to Atlanta to stay with a friend and to begin sharing my art and positive energy while using the Laws of Attraction. Her eyes perked up with those 3 words – and she asks if I’ve seen the film, “The Secret”. (so grateful for that film!!) We had a wonderful conversation about the choices we make, how we use our feelings and I shared the book, “you can heal your life” with her.
While I was having a conversation with the young mom, in the seat behind her was an attractive older black couple (60s), he in nice black suit with time and she was all in PINK! Her hat, pantsuit, purse and shoes were all varying shades of pink. I enjoyed catching glimpses of her smiling as she listened to me explaining how we are all connected via source energy including to our planet. I was in completely in awe of the couple’s sophistication. That evening when everyone was sprawled out sleeping, they were sleeping with their hands in their laps and chairs half tilted back. In the morning, the looked completely refreshed!! Unlike the rest of us J I didn’t speak to directly to them, just a few smiles – however, I didn’t need to speak to them. She knew what I was talking about … I could tell by the way she held herself.
I feel my MPL Conversations are about offering people a safe space to talk out loud about their “spirit”, “universal energy”, “the shift” that’s happening and other metaphysical ideas because so many of us are experiencing the shift whether we are aware of it or not. You can’t talk about this to people who aren’t feeling it and yet IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS!!!
So through my travels, I will meet all kinds of people in their realities and be available to chat with them … hear their ideas.
Being on an Amtrak train is an interesting reality with lots of different kinds of humans! When I first got on the train, I was put in an aisle seat w/an attractive black woman (late 20/early 30) who was working on her laptop. It looked like she was a law student or even perhaps a paralegal. She wasn’t very chatty yet friendly enough. She asked the conductor for a sleeper car if one should open up. A female voice from behind her asked about they were and I said expensive and she said about $400. I followed the conductor to ask him if it would be possible for me to have a window seat …I was looking forward to staring out the window at sunset! He sounded a little gruff and mumbled, we have a full train. I assured him, I was fine but if it was possible, it would be so cool. So I went back to my seat to make it cool to sit there if this was to be my seat for the train ride. The woman sitting behind us, offered to switch her window seat for my aisle seat and I said, “no thanks, I’m ok now” and told my seat mate, “I’d rather sit next to an attractive woman than an over weight older man.” – not sure if she smiled or was stunned! But hey it was the truth.
The train pulled out of NYC – watching the skyline disappear will always be in my mind – I am not sure when I’ll be returning so this trip is still a bit surreal.
As I’m thinking about life, the woman behind us starts to talk to her seat mate that she was on her way home from visiting one of her three children and she has five grandkids. When we heard that she had 5 grandkids, my seat mate and I looked and both agreed, she didn’t look like a grandma! She was one of those sexy grandmas – a Latin/Italian looking woman with bright red lips, some kind of tattoo on her breast. She wore tight jeans with high heels. She was a colorful character that you enjoy on train rides. (unlike the drunk guy who kept popping pills for the first few hours and by midnight had to be escorted to another seat by a conductor! It was one of those moments that brought all of the passengers together in the middle of the night!)
As we pulled out of the next train stop, the conductor came by and had me follow him and he showed me to my window seat! As I was packing up to move, I shared my tour with the sexy grandma and attractive seatmate, who both seemed interested in sharing positive energy with others. In fact, when we got to Atlanta the next morning, they both wished me lots of luck on my journeys.
I got comfortable in my new seat, turned on the macbook so I could listen to Hay House podcasts and made myself a mimosa with the small bottle of champagne I got for my bday. (thanks Heidi & Janet!!) & bottle of Tropican OJ.
I dosed off after the first glass and when I woke up, I had a seat mate who got in Wilmington, DE. He was a nicely built black man who was watching a dvd on what was his dvd player from his car. I shared my bewilderment that people really watch dvds in cars?! Its for the kids he says but I replied, “hell, we didn’t have dvds – we read books” … he smiled and went back to watching his movie. He sat next to me for about an hour – we chatted just a little about his losing his job, living in NJ for a month, heading back to Atlanta for a new job. He is an apprentice to be an engineer who helps factories create production lines to make bottles. We had a nice conversation about recycling, plastic and glass.
He got up to go get some food and I stared out the window. The sun was starting to set. When he got back, he ate his food then got up and told me, he was going to move up front to a seat by himself. I was like ok – see ya!
After he left, that’s when I chatted with the single mom for about an hour…she needed to get her son some food and ready to sleep. I wanted to enjoy my transition time from NYC to Atlanta and not having a seat mate made it very easy! So I spread out just enough in case someone would get on – however I must have a guardian angel sitting next to me because I had my own seat the entire ride!
It was wonderful to be able to move around easily and when I woke up at 7am, we were 45 minutes from Atlanta. We were early! Which was great as it took about an hour to get our luggage. However, as we all know everything happens for a reason – while many of the passengers stood around the baggage area waiting for news about our luggage. I went and took a seat next a Mom late 40/early 50) & her daughter (early 20). They were a black family from NJ who had moved to Charlotte, NC to look for work. However, they found Charlotte, not friendly, too many finance people and not very inspiring so six months ago, they moved to Atlanta. They were much happier here. The daughter mentioned that she was trying to sell t-shirts, so I told her about CafePress and showed her my MPL bag – then the conversation really began. (if you want your own MPL Bag- visit my Cafe Press Shop!)
It was so wonderful sharing a conversation about their own experiences with being positive around not so positive people, believing in the Law of Attraction – both of them really understood what I am doing by traveling. I gave the daughter my email & # – inviting her to be spontaneous and call me! Chatting with them, made the wait to get our luggage go a little quicker and after we got our luggage, we gave each other hugs!
I wonder if she will call me – it’s a big risk to call a complete stranger. However, this is what I’m going to be doing – already made two calls to people I don’t know to see if they would be open to meeting with me. Both responded positively! I need to remind myself that I am only calling people based on their interest in art/spirituality and if I were to receive a random call from someone, I’d be very curious to meet them.
We attract what we put out there – this is the practice that I’m using in my present life.
We can only receive what we ask for – so I must ask!
In addition to a financial donation here are other ways to help me on my tour:
1/ Travel with me! Especially if you have a car/van!!
2/Introduce me to people who can offer me a place to sleep
3/Offer suggestions of who to meet, where to go
Again, I couldn’t do this with out all of the amazing encouragement that I’ve been receiving since I first started talking about traveling! I’m very grateful for receiving $200 last Sunday and I would love to be able make this number grow to $2000!
With much love & gratitude,
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Much gratitude to the following who have already shared financial gifts to help fund the MPL-USA Art Tour!
Ken & Mary Morton