pre·pare | [pri-pair] | verb

  1. To make ready beforehand for a specific purpose, as for an event or occasion
  2. To create by combining various elements or ingredients; manufacture or compound

synonyms: anticipate, brace, coach, concoct, contrive, cook, develop, formulate, fortify, make up, perfect, plan, practice, ready, warm up

As you move through life, you may find yourself preparing for something uncomfortable or unwanted.  Approach this undesired future with patient strength, as you recognize that this chapter of your life will pass. With a calm understanding of the natural cycle of life; the ebb and flow, look to the future with strong resolve. Brace yourself, fearless, with a clear and open heart, knowing that your eyes will see only what your mind is can accept. See light through any darkness.

“People only see what they are prepared to see.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Preparation is not a magical or emotional term – rather, it is responsibility for yourself, a strong cornerstone; or a springboard, to all of your future; your needs and desires.

When The Universe presents you with the opportunity that you’ve dreamed of, it’s your responsibility to reach for your chance at the golden ring. This is your birthright – but you must do the work.

“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln 16th president of US (1809 – 1865)

It’s a special time!

People are having babies: Look with stars in your eyes at your beautiful new person, friend, family; with the potential has the potential to be a an Olympian athlete, graceful dancer, a brilliant healer, concentrated thinker, renowned humanitarian….prepare your child to change the world.

To those who are performing on stage: you will never be too prepared… train until you ache, sing until you cry. To the world travelers: prepare yourself to (be safe and) open to the wonders that you will see – the interesting and different people whom you’ll encounter.

As you enter into the holiday season, preapre yourself to abstain from over-indulgence. Have a plan to stay healthy and on-track. Preapre for a potential “new start” as collective consciousness surrounds you with hope of an ambitious new year.

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X


Philosophy In Action

What's your plan? This week, prepare for your upcoming year.  Set your large goals, and break them down into bite-sized pieces. Planning is essential - set your foundation into a calendar, with dates, times, and specific tasks.

Mind Games: Your Weekly Mantra

Each morning when you wake up, say out loud: “I am completely prepared for this day.”

Color Your World

Pagoda blue, this month's color, can be used by anyone on a spiritual journey to reach a higher path.

Chakra Therapy

When balanced, the 5th chakra, can lead you to spiritual communication and expression. The vibration of singing in harmony with what you feel in the heart can help prepare your mind to make room for vision and wisdom.

Sole Training

'Tis the season! Peppermint lotion is very easy to come by this season... buy a bunch! Peppermint lotion will soothe aching feet (and make them smell great!). By caring for your feet for a few minutes each morning, you help prepare your feet for long nights of dancing in holiday shoes!


  1. Meg McNeely
    Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 2:45 pm ·

    Love it Rebecca!
    Preparing the mind will prepare the body as the body does not always destinguish between what the eyes see and what our minds create. :)

  2. Rebecca Malandra
    Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 7:01 pm ·

    Prepare for your goals – be SMART – Take a big goal and break it into “mini-goals” – 1) Make your goal SPECIFIC, 2) Make your goal MEASUREABLE, 3) Make your goal ATTAINABLE, 4) Make your goal REALISTIC, and 5) Make your goal Time-Sensitive. For example: I would like to hold a plank for 3 minutes by December 31st. : )

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