Hey! Where’s the remote?

In this wonderful age of technology there are remote controls for everything. There are even remotes that control ALL the remotes so you only need one rather than one for each item.

They take care of changing channels, music, turning on your lights, and you can even start your car from the comfort of the chair you are sitting in!

I had to laugh when the new air conditioner in my bedroom came with a remote. Really now! My bedroom is only 16 feet across! Needless to say, I love using it.

I can lie in bed, change the temperature or turn it off without moving. I also get a kick out of it because it’s just plain ridiculous! Have we really turned into a society based on comfort and remote controls? 🙂

How about your life? Have you ever felt like someone had control over your life? If you’ve ever felt out of control, you may want to ask yourself; Whose control are you out of? Who holds the remote and changes the channel? Is it you?

Have you noticed that when you try to take time for yourself, meditate or god forbid create something new, how much energy there is that says you can’t change the program? Are there energies or emotions in your life that seem to take over?

If you feel as if something is controlling you, you might very well be right! There are many things that have been programmed into our lives. Some of those things are so ingrained within that it’s a challenge to distinguish what is  programming and what is our truth.

As you awaken and open up more to separating your truth from say, your mother’s or father’s programming, it can be uncomfortable. It can be especially difficult when it comes to relationships, jobs or even how you choose to live your life.

In many ways the economy is helping people change the channel to the program THEY want to watch. 🙂 I’ve seen attorneys become massage therapists, executives deciding to choose quality of life over bringing in money, and on an even broader scale, people are deciding to create or work on something they are passionate about rather than go back to a job that controlled them each day.

Earlier I mentioned that I thought my remote was ridiculous. On second thought, maybe it’s not! When you have a remote, it’s easy to change the channel! You just push the button and it instantly clears the old program to the one you want to see! Perhaps life is much the same.

When YOU hold the remote YOU are in control! You can change the program at will and with ease! Why not take a moment to see if YOU hold the remote. If not, take it back! Then if it’s time to change the channel, go ahead! There’s nothing stopping you when YOU are in control! 🙂 ~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2010


Debra is a clairvoyant reader, spiritual healer, coach and teacher helping people heal their spirit so they can create and live the life they choose. For more information, to schedule a reading or coaching visit her website or send an email to Debra@Spiritlightinsight.com.


ONCE UPON A TIME a long, long time ago, when we were little people growing, learning and exploring our world there was magic and play. We were told fairy tales which could be considered if you think about it our first lessons about energy! Stories from all over the world have been told time and time again. We continue to share favorites with our children.

Many of these stories have been adapted and transformed so that we can not only read them but completely be enveloped by them as we watch brilliantly animated, staged or musical versions. Each time we read or watch it brings a smile to our faces, allows us to hope & dream and brings out our inner child! We experience again that sense of play and PURE MAGIC!

One of my favorites was Cinderella. I’m sure that is no surprise to anyone who knows me! Specifically the 1964 Rogers & Hammerstein TV playhouse Cinderella. In this musical version the two songs that stick in my mind are “In my own little corner” and “Impossible”. The first one is that when you are in your own little corner “you can be whatever you want to be!” In the second “impossible for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage…” and finishes with “it’s possible”. As I would dance around singing these favorite songs, there was never a question in my mind that you CAN be whatever you want to be and that EVERYTHING is possible!

In fairy tales we learn how the power of love and a kiss can awaken us. We learn that the energy within is what makes you beautiful not the appearance of being a frog or an ogre. We also learn that when you live your life from your truth and inner spirit it shatters any limits placed upon you. Cinderella was NOT a victim and could marry the prince!  Shrek could find his princess and Fiona her one true love! Rapunzel could escape her tower to find her blinded price and restore his sight with the love in her tears.

One of the absolute MASTERS of visual magic was Walt Disney. He not only transformed these fairy tales but made them real. Through his vision of magic we smile, dream, believe in Fairies & Princes,  we can fly, find answers within our magic bag and that spirit watches over us.We can go to Infinity and Beyond (Toy Story), triumph over evil, go to the  jungles of Africa (Jungle Book), visit China (Mulan) or  England (The Sword & The Stone) and we even find out the wonderful thing about Tiggers!  We see the eyes of our children light up as they watch those amazing stories unfold before their eyes!

So when was the last time YOUR eyes lit up? When was the last time you felt playful and magical or allowed your inner child to come out and play? Have you danced by the light of the moon…or maybe even howled at it recently?! 🙂 Hugged a tree? Kissed a frog? (if you are single trust me on that last one! 😉 ) Jumped in a puddle? Made a snow angel? Have you swung on a swing? If you haven’t done any of that for a while, why not? You have all of it inside you just waiting to come out again! 

Turning your attention within to find your sense of magic and play can transform your life! Like Cinderella in her own little corner meditating, you can be whatever you want to be!  When you meditate you step out of the drama of daily life. When you choose to find your playful self, it is a vacation in Disneyland!

When was the last time you said hello to your vibrant inner child and gave them a hug? Sometimes YOU need YOU to do that! No need to play hide and go seek!  Your spirit is already PURE MAGIC and full of play! Why not ask yourself to come out and play for a moment!

Here’s something to make you smile…repeat after me and click the link that follows! ;-)”I won’t grow up!”  Really! It’s OK! All the stuff you are worried about will still be there when you are done but maybe…just MAYBE, after playing, you will see things in a different light and LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER!  THE END…. Or is it really a new beginning? 🙂 Shine your magic light!~Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2010

For nearly 20 years Debra has been doing clairvoyant readings, spiritual healings and teaching meditation workshops. For more information on Debra’s readings please visit her website at Spiritlightinsight.com You  can contact her directly at Debra@Spiritlightinsight.com