04-07-2009 2:33:37 PM CST
Today I would like to thank all the Loving souls who assist me, have assisted me and will assist me on my Journey of Love. I Love each and everyone of you! Your Love enfolds me gently and caringly keeping me going when things get tough and lifting me up when there seems no where else to go. I am humbled by the Loving and caring people I meet in my life. Smiles fill my face whenever I think of you. I sit here feeling warm and cared for. Perfection surrounds me, serenity fills me, and Peace flows from my heart. Please accept my deepest gratitude in all that you do! Love, Hugs and Kisses, Sequoia
04-06-2009 1:19:52 PM CST
If I could change my mind or my body, which would I prefer. This is an interesting question I just found on a transgender website, which I believe misses the point. Our external physical world is created by our thoughts, so as we think, so it is. I chose this journey of transformation (unconsciously, before birth) in order to experience life more fully and to deepen my awareness of existance. I believe that I am consciousness individuated, neither male, female or even human. I realize that this may confuse you a bit and that is OK. I was confused about this for a long time because I was listening to everyone else and not my inner voice. Life is a long string of choices and thoughts that equal your present appearance and life experience. So in my case, my spiritual essence is simply changing in form midway through my life. I also realize that I have a long way to go in my transition from my indoctrinated and learned maleness to a more harmonious prefered femininity. Gender, sex, and identity is very complicated and confusing to most everyone from my point of view. Where I fall on the spectrum is somewhere in the middle on the female side. As I accept my thoughts about who I am my body changes to reflect that. I am very tall and yet I feel very feminine, not dainty but soft, compassionate and gentle. There is more to being a woman than appearances anyway. This discovery and expression is my journey I think. To Be or Not to Be, that is the question! We are a sum total of our mind, body and soul, so lets not leave the soul out of the equation. I am a Spiritual Being, having a human experience!
04-01-2009 1:07:09 PM CST
The world is transitioning and each of us bring our own personal transformation to the mix. Mine is about being more than my old male body was portraying. I believe that each of us is much more that what meets the eye! You know how you feel and the thoughts that visit your mind, so is this who you are? I have asked myself this question many times! The answer is not so simple, but basically who I am is constantly changing and yet it never changes. At the core, I am an expression of GOD. (we all are) On the surface(in this life expression) however I am a beautiful, peaceful, Loving Woman(some would say transwoman). I stand tall (6'11") and am proud to be the person I am. My beliefs are only my expression in this world and not who I am. Accepting other peoples beliefs is easy when you realize that beliefs are only an expression of God, they are not permanent, and they are not who they are or who you are. What are you thinking about today? I am focused on Love! Love and acceptance of who I am in this world, and of who you are too. The most I can do is Love each and every person who enters my life. The least I can do is let you be YOU.
03-29-2009 9:41:40 PM CST
Everything is going as planned, so now I am looking forward to the surgery that I pray will take place sometime around the first of next year. I will need a lot of help with the surgery since I have no way to pay for it right now. My prayers and brainstorming on the question of how am I going to finance the surgery have lead me to simply ask for help. If you have ideas or suggestions or simply want to help out just drop me a line and we can go from there. "Ask and you shall receive", so I am asking! Please help me get sex change surgery as soon as possible in a safe, and ethical way. The horomones are doing a great job but to help reduce the amount of them my testicles must go. A trachea shave is also necessary since that feature is a sure sign of male development. I have had 30yrs to decide that a penis just does not work for me at least not while it is still attached to me. To instead be on the other end of this exchange will work. There is not one ounce of doubt in my mind as to is this the right thing to do. Even if I never "use" my vagina, at least I will be complete in this physical body. This is so hard to talk about but the time has come to ask for that which I desire! Thank you Lord for showing me the way.
03-29-2009 7:28:14 AM CST
Got my computer back a few days ago and have been reloading software and data. It is nice to have things working again. Been thinking a lot about what makes a woman and I realize that it has a lot to do with perception, or how we are percieved. To me it is a combination of factors such as behavior, appearance, sound, and feel. There are several words that go along with this such as feminine, female, and lady so I could be generalizing here some or just combining terms. With all that said, now let me just say that my goal is just to be myself, to act naturally for me, and be comfortable with who I am. WOW, now this is an amazing journey since I really don't know who I am. This is the way I see it. I have male organs, large male body, feminine attitude and behavior (most of the time), a low voice that is sometimes feminine and sometimes not, and I am very comfortable in womans attire. Based on my experiences I am a woman in a male body, no news here, but then again what is a person to do. How does one accept the truth. I can tell you that the horomones are making a world of difference in my body and that I feel more comfortable with my appearance. If you have ever worked hard to get something or somewhere and been thrilled to make it, you know the feeling of success. I feel the relief and peace that comes with reaching a goal, but very quickly a new goal arises and off we go again. I have come a long way, and I am feeling very close to my next goal, but I also know that I have a long way to go also. My challange is to let go of the behaviors I have been taught to go with the male body I was given at birth. My journey is deeper than what we see at the surface. The woman I feel inside is emerging and I am loving being myself. I release any false beliefs of who or what I am and leave the door open to the Divine Feminine. May this be in the HIGHEST AND BEST GOOD for all. My new job working in customer care sales is perfect since I will be able to practice my inner voice that for so long has been aching to emerge. I am woman and proud of it!
03-24-2009 6:11:02 PM CST
Sorry for not Blogging much lately, but my computer is off getting new parts (which I hope to be doing soon) and will be back around the first of April. I started a new Job on Monday which I just love. It involves taking orders for jewelry and I get to use the computer! Since I love gems and crystals this is a great Job for me! I will commment more on this later. For now I must be going. Happy to be here ;-)
03-13-2009 4:49:45 AM CST
Happy Friday the 13th! When I was living in california I learned some practical things about transgender living. One of those is that when dressed as a woman not only is it important to act like a lady but to live like one too (all identities are role play), meaning use the women's restroom. Even if you are not all that "passible" use the women's restroom because that is who you really are anyway. If you aren't involved with the TG world then you may not have considered this, but I want to share a few thoughts here and if you would like to comment, I welcome that. The best estimate from what I find on the internet is about 10% of the USA population is Gay/Lesbian which means that 1 in 10 people you meet are homosexual and ~1% are Transgender (1 in 100). Since many GLBT's live "closeted" this is only an estimate. Right now in the USA we have separate bathrooms for men and women. I realize that this practice has a very long history and I don't want to get into that, but just think about it. Why do we need public restrooms to be segregated? The world is a very diverse place with people of all types, different races, physical sex, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and beliefs. The point is that we need to address this very personal issue of "releaving ourselves" in public with dignity while addressing each person's civil rights. We all have the right to be comfortable going to the bathroom! Since everyone in the world is different than you on the outside it is important to remember that we are all the same on the inside!!! The challange comes from only having two choices for restrooms. Many Transpeople don't identify as either male or female and there are intersexed people that don't fit in either. So in order to simplify as much as possible let's make this easy. Don't judge others as to what or who you think they are! (i.e. Don't judge a book by it's cover) Accept people for who they choose to present and leave it at that. So if you are living as a woman or even dressed as one, please use the womens restroom and vice versa (if you are dressed as an alien, well it is your choice which restroom to use). In the mean time let's lobby to have unisex bathrooms and stop seperating ourselves! All it takes is respecting those who are around you.
03-08-2009 7:44:46 AM CST
You always have what you need. This is what I live by and I am so grateful for all the abundance in my life. I got work last week and am feeling much more positive about the future. One thing I do realize is that in order to make my dreams come true I must rely on myself, let my ego desires go, and take action that leads to completing this transition. One of those actions is using the 23yrs of experience I have to get a job that pays enough to save the money I will need. The past 3 months have been very healing and I so needed this time to get my life in order. I have purged most of my belongings and my goal is to fit all my things in two suitcases. If it don't fit then I don't need it. I am smiling now and feel emense Love flowing through me at this moment. It is like I can feel God within me! Such Love is the reason for the season so to speak. namaste
03-02-2009 6:54:43 PM CST
Today I went out and registered at a few local job agencies and start work tomorrow. This will hold me over till I can get a more permanent job. The combination of the economy and my life changes has made it difficult to find work, however I am very hopeful and feel the spring has great things in store for me. I thank God that I have Loving family and friends who are willing to take care of me. More than ever I have my eye on my desires, and things are right on track. A windfall right now would be nice, but then we have tax refunds coming very soon; I figure mid April. If I were to have my surgery tomorrow I would go to Thailand to have it done. Although I have been looking at the local team and not having to fly so far would be nice. Then again, I love to travel and what better excuse to go to Thailand? I hear it is about the same money or a bit cheaper in Thailand after all is said and done. The surgeons are the best in the world and the whole outlook in that part of the world is more evolved in my opinion, at least in this area. Time will tell where I end up going, so as usual,...life goes on.
02-25-2009 11:08:48 PM CST
Today I felt the positive energy you have been sending me and I thank you for your support. Things are working out fine. And I look forward to all the good things that are in store for me. We drive to Nashville tomorrow and home again the same day. Glad I like driving ;-) Met with a good friend today and we caught up on each of our lives. I am so grateful to have friends like her who Love and accept me for me. Progress is being made slowly with my family. They have known me all my life, or thought they did, and it is hard for them to accept these changes. I am not in a rush, so it is one day at a time. I want them to know that I Love them, regardless of what they think. All I ask is for them to accept me as I am. It is something that I freely give to them everyday. Email is a great way to stay in touch with out the face to face challanges. Change can be good or bad and we each must decide which way we will experience it. Change is guarenteed, but our acceptance of that change is not. We can choose to make each day and all that it brings a good thing. I am making that choice right now. Thank you for the Best Day of my life.
02-24-2009 9:35:39 PM CST
Hi, I am usually pretty good at being positive here and finding the bright side to life, however tonight I am feeling pretty gloomy. I want to be positive and say I know things will work out fine. Right now surrender seems the best choice, but I am standing at what seems like the edge of the Grand Canyon with the need to get to the other side. I wonder if I can fly...?
I hear that when the mind reaches it's capacity it either evolves or dies and this definately feels like the end. I guess a new beginning is next....
02-22-2009 12:11:26 PM CST
Today has been a weird day, I woke up feeling strange and stayed in bed for hours. My estrogen patches ran out last thursday so I am running on low right now. The other meds are Ok and the new horomones should be here anyday. Being unemployed makes things a little tighter that I would like, but I am getting by. I had an interview last thursday and it went really well! It sounds like a fun job that I would enjoy. I really care about people but don't know how best to serve. I have been asking for guidance and here I am in full transition, taking responsiblity for my life and living to the best of my ability. The change is a little slower than I would like but I hear that is normal. Thank goodness for the internet since I have been writing quite a bit lately, plus I am doing stock photography as well. Every little bit helps and I do enjoy what I am doing. The other thing that I really enjoy the most is being a housewife(at least playing that role). Cooking, cleaning and doing errands are what I did as a youngster with my Mom so I got pretty good at them. Ahhh, the simple life.
02-19-2009 11:17:52 PM CST
Some insights that came to me this evening are simply that my core has not changed and can not change. My exterior is changing nicely though and I do feel that it better reflects my inner feelings. I am just having a hard time re-orienting my mind to the understanding that what I thought was male is really female. I have always known myself to be feminine, but thought of my self as a feminine male. Now that I am simply a woman.... How silly of me. Now that I am me, does it really matter what I look like on the outside? We both know the answer to that question. o.O
02-15-2009 11:59:13 PM CST
Once again I sit here writing the thoughs as they flow through me. I has been a Loving weekend. ;-) Lots of movies and some good food, gourmet pizza on friday night and sat., LOL. Home made Mexican tonight. I am so fortunate ;-) Mexican is my favorite. Actually I have several favorites and we will not get into that now. Eating is way too much fun. Moving on, I did my nails tonight and am debating getting them redone on wed. I plan on coloring my hair tomorrow, because I did not get around to it tonight. Going a little redder this time, and I am excited to see what it looks like. I am so very Happy with the length of my hair! I might have to actually cut it soon, ...Naaaaah. I used Nair last weekend and a week later and still no hair growth on my arms and very little on my body. I love horomones ;-) Used my last patches today and am praying the new ones show up by thursday. I order them online and they take a week to 2wks to get here usually. Maybe we will break a record for fast delivery this week. It is already tomorrow, so I must be going. Talk to you soon. Love YA, ;-)
02-13-2009 11:43:25 PM CST
To all my Sisters out there, I feel your Love and want to thank you. I Love you too. No matter how alone I am, I rarely feel alone. Serene is the word that best describes my feelings now. I know I am finally on the path and in many ways re-living my life. Every decision has ripple waves and this feels right! I feel good about myself and my path right now. I sit here in GREAT appreciation for everyone who Loves and supports me! These good moments so make up for the not so good ones, lol. I have come so close to the edge more times than I can count and right now I have to pat myself on the back for making it this far! I am 47 yrs old and soon to be 48...half a century is not far beyond that and I am so proud to be a part of this increadible place we call Earth Mother. ^.^
02-12-2009 1:21:53 PM CST
Calling all Children of God, can you hear it?
We are being called HOME ;-)
02-09-2009 8:04:04 AM CST
It is a question that has been hashed over many many times, but is very important to transition. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WOMAN? Are you a woman, transvestite or a crossdresser? Right now I am a transvestite, technically speaking and we must be "OK" with each step of the way. Crossdressing is so easy because we have done it for so long, each of the next stages will be easy too as we practice and step into Being. The stages the butterfly take are not always pretty but they are necessary for the transformation to occur. For me it is not about sex or even relationships, I take this journey because I am compelled to do so! It is up to me to enjoy the ride or live in Hell. I CHOOSE JOY! In fact I have never been happier in my life. (well maybe as a child with my family, on vacation exploring the west) As a child we make no judgements we just see life and have fun. I was not trying to classify anything, I just accepted what I saw as what is. So now the journey is to accept what I see and realize that is only part of the story. I am that, I am!
I find it curious that no matter how I present, man, woman or other, my thoughts are the same, and it is my feelings that are more comfortable as a woman. It is as though the world makes better sense now.
02-05-2009 9:29:04 AM CST
I sit here in contemplation of Eckard Tolle's book "A New Earth". The discussion of evolution and the enlightenment of rocks(crystals) and plants(Flowers) really intrigues me. I understand what is meant by enlightenment now. It is a changing from one state of being to a higher ordered state. This change is permanent and is characterized by great beauty! The catapiller and butterfly are another example of this process. This is evolution and it is inevitable. It is happening now all over the world at every level of life here on earth. It has been happening for the past 4.6 billion years or more!! I am a part of this evolution and so are you! How you fit into the puzzle is up to you, not the "Universe". Can't you see, YOU are the Universe! You are a reflection in the oceans of Life we call Earth. I am transgendered because I connect to the Oneness in a deeply aware way. We all have aspects of both male and female, but that is not what Transgender is really about. It is about EVOLUTION. We are human beings transitioning to an enlightened state! What this looks like is a personal experience, so not everyone will experience this through gender. Some might experience this through anthropomorphication, which is the humanizing of animals or objects in there life. It can be thought of as seeing yourself in that which is in your life. For example, many people see themselves in their pets, or something they admire. Sorry to get off here but I wanted to explain so you would understand. Let me just conclude here by saying that Life exists on many levels, more than you can even imagine, and "you" are a part of all of them. You may appear separate in everyway you can conceive, and this is our journey. To allow ourselves to expand and become more than we appear to be. All we are really doing is being ourself. Now you just need to understand what that "self" is! Oh, and Enlightenment is coming to us all! And when you understand time and space you will see that you already are! God I Love this Journey!!
02-04-2009 11:34:35 PM CST
WoW, what a week. I have been so busy with my ebay business, plus starting an online business that I really have not had time to blog much. Not a lot has changed, so this should be brief. Emotionally I am really struggling and I think it has more to do with the job change than my personal situation. The good news is that I am going to a support group here in Knoxville that I found which really excites me. Some days are great with the reactions I get from others being very supportive or at least inquisitive in a good way and other days I feel out of place and surrounded with tension. We went to a free buffet at a bar tonight and I could not stand the energy there so I left. Now I have never liked bars anyway, and tonight that feeling was amplified. If I am with someone I really like and get into the happenings I can have a great time at bars. These are usually laid back kind of places with good music and companionship. I am happy that I did not drink any alcohol as I know it would make me sick feeling. This I am proud of! Sometimes we must celebrate the smallest of victories and let the rest go.... Goodnight for now, and I will let you know how the support group went in a day or two! Plus I have a visitor coming this weekend that I am very excited about! More on this later too ;-)
01-31-2009 11:09:22 PM CST
Arch Angel Michael please
remove all attachments from me
all negative energy forms
all negative thought forms
all heavy energy forms
all small demons and large demons
all human-in-spirit and send them Home
all threads and bindings,
all cords and ties
all chains and devices of any kind
Return me to my perfect energy NOW please.
01-29-2009 10:52:19 PM CST
Today has been a good day overall, however I feel lousy now after reviewing my finances. The more motivations I get from others the more stressed I feel. Life is a gift and I am very grateful. Right now I would just like to stay in bed however! I am feeling very conflicted with what I know is right and all the "you should be doing this or that" that I hear. Deep down I know all is well, I just wish I felt that on the outside too. I enjoyed my career as a MRI tech, but it is not nor has it ever been "my goal in life". I need to stay focused on my desires and be open to possibilities. Helpful supportive encouragement would be nice right now too. Giving comes easy for me, it is the recieving that I have difficulty with. Well I will sleep on this and see what tomorrow brings. I guess these are the tough days where I need to just hang on, because I know things will improve soon.
01-26-2009 9:36:38 PM CST
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
01-25-2009 7:28:52 AM CST
My ship is afloat upon the seas, and there is no sight of land. This tiny tub, what seems like an innertube, is getting old. The waves are high and the wind strong, but slowly I move forward. Is it forward? Actually I have no idea where I am going, only that I pray everyday for land. The salty spray of the sea both tires and refreshes me every few seconds. As hot as the sun is I am happy to see it. The sun gives me some sense of direction, but of course with no way to stear this tube I just sit here wondering if I will still be alive when this things washes ashore. My favorite "activity" if you can call it that is when the waves get really high and the tube is lifted up high, the view is awesome. No sight of land yet but I am hopeful. Why, you ask? Well, I can feel my success! It is that simple. As long as this journey is, I can feel Success!
01-22-2009 10:28:07 PM CST
Each day is a new day, so may the next bring Peace and tranquility in new and refreshing ways. My feelings are running deep, but the words are slow flowing today. I have noticed that "I" don't really feel any different after almost a year on horomones, or maybe it is I have grown used to them. My body on the other hand is reacting nicely and I have a delicious female form emerging! My breasts are large and firm, nipples are a bit sore, but feel strangely good. When I look in the mirror I see the person I know myself to be and that is a fantastic feeling! At times I still have the sensation that I am a fake, a man dressed as a woman, and technically I still am. A male woman! Integrating into society has yet to be accomplished, but my presentation is very good. Most people see me as the woman I am. The transition is well under way and is right on track. I just wish I had someone else tell me that. It has been almost 8 wks since I had a session with my counselor due to my financial situation. I feel like that will change very soon, as I am registered with several temp agencies and have my resume' with several jobs here locally. My ebay business is going well and most of my bills are being paid on time. I have what I need. I pray that I can get some more funds here soon though so I can continue the transition more completely and schedule my surgery within the next year. Like a child waiting for christmas, I am ready for this!
01-16-2009 11:58:36 AM CST
Been a few days since I wrote anything so I will share some thoughts with you. I am working on another mini-book and it is coming along fabulously. Been dreaming a lot about having SRS and am really looking forward to that time. The feelings I get about SRS are very positive and I haven't a doubt that it is the right choice for me. The one thing that is a bit odd to me is guys are flirting with me now and I am not used to that. I don't mind and in fact it can be fun, but just not in my comfort range right now. I suppose that is a good thing as I am expanding my horizons, broadening my views and my experiences. I can only imagine what it would be like to truly be with a man as a woman. The male act always seemed awkward to me at best and have sworn that off forever, however to be on the recieving end is quite intriguing. In a matter of months there is a distinct possibility that I will be experiencing this most wonderful of unions. Ah, the endless possibilities of life are really what it is all about. Freedom of choice in a world that is our playground! You just gotta Love IT!