In This Newsletter:

Featured Article:
  Expect to be inspired!

Dream Starter/Visualization:
  Make Yourself a Dream

Raido Show:
  Be Part of the Show!

Time Out with Patti Teel Radio Show

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It has often been said that when the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear. I am a willing pupil who is ready to be inspired. I’m sure that each and every one of you has something to offer and to teach. If you’re interested in sharing your real-life story of triumph, please contact me at

I am looking for guests to interview (via the phone) for my upcoming podcast show. I am also looking for inspirational stories to post on its website. No problem, or its solution is too big or too small because somewhere in the world, there are people who will benefit from your insight and experience.

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March, 2007

Expect to Be Inspired!

I apologize for the delay in sending out the March newsletter. I’ve been preoccupied with finding inspirational guests for my upcoming podcast show, Time Out With Patti Teel. And I’m having such fun doing it!

Most of us are familiar with the powerful Law of Attraction and understand that whatever we give our attention to, we invite into our lives. But what a wonderful demonstration I’ve had as I go through each day, expecting to find inspirational ideas and guests for my show. This quest has caused me to expect to be inspired—and I have not been disappointed! People that I haven’t run across in years are appearing in my life, generously and excitedly offering to share their real-life stories of triumph.

The experience has been so exciting and powerful that I’d like to recommend you give it a try. Expect to be inspired throughout each and every day. Prepare for inspiration by being conscious and aware of the things, people, and events that make up your day. Try to pay attention to the sites and sounds that you usually take for granted.

We can take our cue from babies and young children who are in a perpetual state of wonder and joy as they continually look for something wonderful to turn their attention to. Rather than adapting to other people’s ideas of what is best for us, we can rediscover our sense of wonder in our quest for joy. It’s a simple lesson that we can learn from any young child. Live passionately by doing the things that bring you joy and that excite and inspire you.

Like children ever-wise
Don’t lose those sparkling eyes
Babies and lullabies fill our lives with love

Oftentimes, we lose sight of the every day graces that make up the fabric of our lives. Have you every returned from a trip and been amazed by the beauty that awaited you right at home? I know that I have. Sometimes, just a slight change in our perception can awaken us to the inspiration that was there all along. Re-discover the joy in the familiar. Just because the sun rises and sets each day, it’s no less remarkable. In fact, it makes the event all the more miraculous!

Yoga teachers often encourage their students to cultivate a beginner’s mind. They understand that when something is new to us, we’re open to fresh perspectives, concepts and ideas.

As I walked into my yoga class yesterday, I expected to be inspired. And I found inspiration in my teacher’s precious and insightful closing words: “I give thanks for all the joy that being conscious brings.”



Finding Inspiration:

If you’re not sure what inspires you, simply think of the things that bring you joy.
     Spend more time doing the things you love.
     Spend more time with the people who make you happy.
     Spend time in nature, the mother of inspiration, in the
     places that bring you joy.
Be aware of the every day graces that surround you.
Inspire yourself by stretching beyond your comfort zone.
Spend time with babies and young children. They’ll teach you to re-discover a sense of wonder.

March Dream Starter:
Make Yourself a Dream Cake

Dream Starters are visualizations which promote relaxation, imagination and well-being as they guide children into the world of dreams.

Getting Ready

To prepare for these dream starters, (or visualizations), create a quiet comfortable atmosphere in which your child can relax.

Step One ~ Progressive Relaxation (Tensing & Relaxing Muscle Groups)

Have your child lie down in his bed.  Have him lift each arm and leg individually, holding each limb tightly before loosely flopping it down on his bed.  Then have him wrinkle his face and hold his eyes tightly closed, before relaxing his face.  (Tense each muscle group for at least 5 seconds.)

Step Two ~ Focus on the breath

Have your child get very quiet and watch his own breath.

Step Three ~ Creative Visualization

Now that your child is relaxed, read (or tell) the following visualization.  Of course, feel free to modify it according to your child’s age and interests. 

Make Yourself a Dream Cake

Dream Land is sparkling especially brightly tonight. As soon as you arrive, the gigantic, colorful crystal mountains begin to hum—signaling you that the Dream Academy is ready to begin. You and the other dreaming children line up just outside of the Dream Academy.

The Dream Maker is happy to see you and the other dreamers. You and several other pajama-clad dreamers follow her into the classroom. You each find your own soft, comfy cloud and lay down.

The Dream Maker says, “Tonight, each of you is going to make your own dream.”
She tells you that it’s a lot like baking a cake and that you get to choose all your favorite ingredients.

You follow the Dream Maker’s instructions:

Close your eyes and sink down onto your own soft, fluffy cloud. (Pause)

Where would you like to be? (Pause) Imagine yourself in a beautiful, safe spot. Are you outside, or inside? It’s your dream and you get to choose. (Pause)

What are you going to do in your dream? Are you going to fly, swim, go for a walk, or simply rest. (Pause) In your dream mind, see yourself doing something that makes you smile. (Pause)

Would you like to meet someone in your dream? If so, choose who it is and have them join you.

You are free to go anywhere and to do anything. You sleep and dream all night long.