The City at the Summit

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 364 – December 30 “You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.”—Publilius Syrus The white-washed walls of the city of Santorini sparkle atop the steep cliffs that rise majestically from the cerulean blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Ships nestle in the harbor, surrounded by three islands that some say are the remains of the mythical city of Atlantis. From the boat dock, you can climb the one thousand steps to the summit, or, if you prefer, you can ride a donkey—the local guides take groups up every half hour. Tour busses can take you around the island before dropping you off at the top. The … [Read more...]

Roads

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 363 – December 29 “The life of man is a journey, a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodations.”—Oliver Goldsmith As a teacher, I try to act as a signpost to others, pointing the way down the road to success. But sometimes as I lecture, I know I’m the one I’m talking to. “Oh yeah, that’s a good idea, Chellie; why aren’t you doing that?!” says the voice in my head. I know that people point to leaders and teachers, whispering that they’re “not walking their talk” and quail when I know I don’t always walk mine. But I only learn to walk it after I talk it for a while and watch … [Read more...]

Purpose

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 362 – December 28 “We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world, and we impoverish ourselves if we forget this errand.”—Woodrow Wilson Food. Shelter. Clothing. These are the basics that we need to sustain life. Everything beyond that is entertainment. There is purpose and reason to our lives—beyond sustenance and beyond entertainment. What is your purpose? What is your mission? What’s it all about? My guess is that it isn’t about just staying alive, and it isn’t about who’s got the most stuff. When you answer this question, from your heart and your soul, you … [Read more...]

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 361 – December 27 “Like buried treasures, the outposts of the Universe have beckoned to the adventurous from immemorial times.”—George Ellery Hale I grew up reading science fiction. I love the explorations of authors who expand reality to other planets, universes, dimensions, times. So much of what we take for granted in our everyday lives had its precursor in sci-fi: the radio, television, microwaves, space travel. What man can imagine, he usually later invents. For countless centuries, people were ruled by the suspicion that many things were impossible or unknowable. Now, we live in an age where … [Read more...]

We Are Not Alone

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 360 – December 26 “Anyone can cut an apple open and count the number of seeds. But who can look at a single seed and count the trees and the apples?”—Dottie Walters I smile to myself as I write the title of this page. “Hmm,” I wonder, “Will the reader think I am saying we are not alone in the universe, that flying saucers and little green Martians abound, that I am a UFOer?” I will tell you, I have not ruled it out. I have a picture of “several hundred galaxies never before seen” as captured by the Hubble telescope. There are approximately one hundred billion stars in one galaxy—and then this new … [Read more...]