Online Gratitude Journal August 2009 Edition #32

August 26, 2009 by  

Well, August is not quite over yet, but I’m posting this monthly gratitude review a little early for a few reasons. For one, I’m moving next week. (More about this when I actually get there.) And also, I had the honor of being interviewed by Evita and I want to share this news sooner. And oh, I just got a prize! (Photo credit)

August in Review

This month was about letting go of things that use to work but not any more, putting closures, and transitioning to something new and unknown. I just sold my computer desk (you know, the huge desk we used when the desktop computer and tube monitor were so bulky and heavy). I’m going through my stuffs and dumping / donating / selling so many books, clothes, what not. I want to simplify my life. I did a major purging only a year ago, but I’m going further this time.

I think it’s critical to do this cleansing with gratitude. I’m not letting go of these stuffs because I hate them. I’m grateful for them — we spent many happy hours together. Thank you. Hope the next owner love them, too.


So, the interview. I love interviews because they give me opportunities to examine my life and business from fresh perspective. And Evita asked great questions! Do head over to check it out. Thank you, Evita!

And I won a prize at Kim & Jason. Kim & Jason has a cute blog and they publish great video clips regularly. What a surprise it was to watch them pronounce my name (yes, Kim, you pronounced it right ^_^) in the video! I’d like to think this is a wonderful sign for my relocation. Thank you!


Like, accepting changes? Not that I don’t like changes or I don’t like the specific change I’m facing. On the contrary, I think this move will be fantastic. It’s just this is exactly the kind of situation when my Mission Realmer underlay comes out to play. This new town seems just so . . . different. From any towns I’ve ever lived (in Japan, Australia, and the US). It’s so small and maddeningly peaceful. I . . . I . . . ‘m just not used to this . . . aaaaagh.

(Don’t worry, I will get through this.)

Where in the blogosphere Akemi has been

One of my core message is “You are creating your own life and the world.” You are not a slave nor an order taker. There is no God who wrote your missions on a stone and has been watching your progress, who will judge you and punish you if you fail to live up to his demands. You are God.

But what does it really mean in our day-to-day life? Well, check out this post by Steve, aka brip blap. If you don’t like something in your life, you can change it. Against odds.

And how about eternal life as the ultimate creation? Here is an intriguing post at Oprah’s website (HT: Robin at Let’s Live Forever!). My understanding is, if someone is traveling freely in the higher dimensions, that is not the same physical body as we have known, but it’s lightbody. So physical immortality is about developing lightbody instead of dying.

The idea of immortality may seem far-stretched, but do check it out. The author of the post, Dr Janni Lloyd, is very knowledgeable and I like what she has to say.

The web is full of wisdom. Thank you.

A year ago at Yes to Me

What’s the best thing that can happen?” Thank you, that’s what I myself need to hear.

Word of month

Open to the state of grace — using the energies of praise, love and gratitude for EVERYTHING in your life will move you from the law of karma to the law of grace. — from Janni’s post on

Take care, everyone, enjoy today!

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7 Responses to “Online Gratitude Journal August 2009 Edition #32”

  1. Robin on August 27th, 2009 2:21 am

    Hi Akemi – thanks for the link! “So physical immortality is about developing lightbody instead of dying.” – that is how I see it. To me, “physical immortality” is about not wiping ourselves out with all the little deaths that lead up to the big death, but instead, healing ourselves so we experience increasing aliveness – and who knows what we will do after that! (we can do all sorts of things with our body if we want, as it is really only energy, as you said in your other post.) Cheers – Robin

  2. Jeanne on August 27th, 2009 8:46 am

    Lots of “well said” stuff here, Akemi, and as usual, I thank you. Although I’m “new” to the idea of physical immortality, it resonates strongly with me and somewhere in my head I hear “I KNEW it! I KNEW it!” Now my recurring dream of floating in the air makes sense, aha!

    I’ve long believed that all things are possible, and when I come across a new thought, or a new way of looking at things, I simply can’t say “that can’t be” (from aliens to UFOs to living forever) because, simply, it CAN be.

    You have a gift of stopping one in one’s tracks and making them think! I love it.

  3. akemi on August 27th, 2009 1:08 pm

    Thank you for the informative post on your blog.
    Btw it’s interesting for me how we use language — sometimes we mean completely different things by the same words. When I say “small death” it’s a good thing (even if it feels horrible at the time). LIke, I’m going through one of those small deaths now. Akemi as she has been — at least part of it — is ending as she is moving away from where she has been. But what you mean by little death is the unhealthy acts and thoughts, I guess.

    Thank you for your kind words. And give me a holler if you are coming to Oregon.

  4. Steve on August 29th, 2009 6:33 pm

    Akemi, thanks as always for the mention! Congratulations on your move and the prize! I love the saying “You are creating your own life and the world” – it’s so similar to one of the things I’m always telling people in my life: “do you think this is a test life?” This is the only chance we have to create the life we want, and understanding that is only the first tiny step all of us take towards actually creating the life we want.

    And trust me, having recently moved from NYC to a small town in Florida – peaceful is good :)

  5. akemi on August 30th, 2009 8:22 am

    Hi Steve,
    I’m glad you like your new home in Florida.
    And you are so welcome. What you write on your blog is quite spiritual, although you may not like this word.

    Talking about peace — the leasing manager of my new apartment wasn’t even locking the unit. Can you imagine? That was the biggest cultural shock I ever had, far more than any cultural shock I had when I first came to the US.

  6. Liara Covert on September 1st, 2009 1:59 pm

    Being open to gratitude enriches a person every moment. Physical life is full of transitions. As you choose to learn from everything, you make the decision to grow into the higher light. Your blog is incredibly uplifting. Thanks for sharing.

  7. akemi on September 2nd, 2009 5:05 am

    Hi Liara,
    Thank you for your kind words. Hope all is well with you, too.