“The transforma…

“The transformation of human consciousness is no longer a luxury, so to speak, available only to a few, isolated individuals, but a necessity if human kind is not to destroy itself.”.

Eckhart Tolle in his great book: Stillness Speaks

Above quote in larger context:
“There is also an added sense of urgency here. The transformation of human consciousness is no longer a luxury, so to speak, available only to a few, isolated individuals, but a necessity if human kind is not to destroy itself. At the present time, the dysfunction of the old consciousness and the arising of the new are both accelerating. Paradoxically, things are getting worse and better at the same time, although the worse is more apparent because it makes so much noise.”


help my cats

I need to have the cats out from Sunday night to Monday night or Tuesday morning. I checked with cat daycare and kennels, the cats have to have their shots up to date, which I don’t. I found the notice on Thursday. I need to move the furniture from the wall with 1 foot of space, things in the,  lower shelves need to be taken out and put on top of the cupboards or bed. I have misplaced the documents, which has me in panic and anxiety mode. I need to find a place for the cats from Sunday night to either Monday night or Tuesday morning to be overly safe.

Do you live in Edmonton and love cats could you help me out? email me at axcellazed@yahoo.ca


a bit about me

part of my family knows about a terrifying moment of my life when I was finding myself as a teen. I was routinely use for sexual purposes by a man who at first I thought was a friend, I could trust. He took me to a place an apartment suite in the west end of Edmonton. A suite he had access to which became a part of my dirty secret for over 3 years. He even took me to his home and had on the bed he shared with his wife, I felt evil I hate myself for not saying anything at the time.
He gave me money and made sex into means of gaining favour from others. I was confused and hurt.
I had come out of the Glenrose School Hospital for sick children’s, 3rd floor mental health ward for children. I was not behaving like a boy, more like a female. I love sewing, cooking, flowers, crafts, etc. I was told that I could not do those things and put in a workshop to do so called ‘boys’ stuff. I was so confused and struggled with the fact that I was called a fag or sissy yet confused, I liked others boys I wanted to be housewife one day. The sexual things started as I was beginning to come out of the hospital at a family gathering, a engagement party with both families of my brother and sister-in-law. He tickled me, he fed me grapes made me feel, confused. He confused me.
I held that into myself from my family and friends until I was thirty some. Most of my family believed me and accepted me except the man’s side of our family, my brother. It hurt me to share it. I was treated like I did an evil thing.
When I was in my forty’s I struggle for the last time with being in the body. I had tried prayer, religion, spirituality, and more religion, you get the picture. Then I decided to transition to have Gender Reassignment Surgery to bring my body to meet my mind and soul of a woman. In January 2009 my body match with my mind and soul. I am now a female.
Weird, that some members of my family decided to agree with my brother and say I was the liar.
I was not always honesty or truthful, I hide my desire to be a woman, even made statements against it. Yet always finding the woman the female inside of me.
I have been very alone. Very little acceptance by my family or even attempts of getting to know the female I have become. My friends I could understand but my family, not all a few of my nephews have talked to me and keep in touch with me, a few hellos from some.
I would love to go to family events. Yet from a few contacts early in my transition to weddings, felt like my family was uncomfortable with me.
I just feel like a outcast the black evil,….
I live a moral life, in that I care about others. I am more of a humanist then a Christian, actually more of a agnostic or atheist if you want a title.
I am though Axcella the daughter of Peter and Ruth. I am related to my the sons and daughter of Peter and Ruth.
This is written as a result of watching the movie, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” check it out if you want.
This was what was on my mind.

persecution and a secular society

Whether you’re religious or secular, imposing your views on others is foolish

Whenever possible, it is best to accept people as they are, even – especially – when they are not the same as you

The religious are being persecuted. Former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has even seen fit to declare that Christians are being “vilified” and “driven underground”. But the non-religious are being persecuted too, according to the National Secular Society — persecuted institutionally by an established system that favours the religious in public life. So, whether you are religious or non-religious, you are not safe. Oh, dear. I think that’s everyone, isn’t it?

Now, I happen to know a lot of Christians. Some of the finest people I know are Christians. But they are all “live and let live” Christians. They tend to understand that sometimes other Christians invite “vilification” because they insist on doing something that doesn’t seem very Christian at all. What is it these less palatable Christians do? They insist on persecuting people, that’s what.

It wouldn’t matter in the least in a world that strove to allow people to believe whatever they wished as much as possible, as long as they afforded others the same compliment. Sure, it’s odd that people can believe in God, while not believing in homosexuality or abortion. There is ample evidence that homosexuality and abortion exist, and none at all that God exists. But if people really want to belong to an organisation  that insists these things are wrong, then that’s up to them. I respect their right to be, in my view, wrong.

If you insist on your right to vilify others, don’t be surprised if it comes back and bites you – hard.

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

the right to be a cat owner

Rights and freedoms in Canada

1. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.

Thus says our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

So do those who live in apartments have the same rights as those who live in houses?

Posted in LinkedIn

Ever been denied an apartment because you have a pet? it happens in Los Angeles every day. It’s unjust and severely limits pet ownership. Please sign this petition.

It encourages Los Angeles city councilpeople to open more homes to pets by giving landlords incentives to permit tenants with pets.

Wonderful work is being done by No Kill LA (http://nkla.org/) to make Los Angeles a no kill city.

So I ask is it a Right and Freedom for apartment dwellers to have cats or dogs. Should places in Canada have a no kill for domestic pets or animals set the allowance of pets allowed in apartments supporting the rights of those who dwell in apartments or condos?

What do you all think?


Inspire green living: Become a Queen of Green coach.

David Suzuki’s Queen of Green

There’s no one path to green living. It can start with a broken down car and a new found passion for your bike. Maybe pregnancy or childbirth inspires a frenzy of chemical concern. It can start in your garden, kitchen, bathroom—even your workplace. What`s certain: Once you take the first step, you’re going to take another.

It feels good to live green.
That’s the idea behind the Queen of Green Coaches program. By inspiring others to live lightly on the Earth, we can create more sustainable communities.

Will you share your knowledge and experience with other families? If you remember the moment when you knew you could do better, but didn’t know where to start—then you know how much easier it is to make change with a coach.

Be the change.
As a Queen of Green Coach you will:

  • Recruit five families and guide them through four green living modules over a three-month period
  • Receive green living resources you can customize to your needs
  • Meet bi-weekly with the Queen of Green and the other coaches to discuss strategies and solutions
  • Inspire change in your community

For more information or to apply, please email me at tpaglaro@davidsuzuki.org by February 26th 2013.


EVM Cabaret Among Friends on March 16th 2013

Date: Saturday, 16th March 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Unitarian Church of Edmonton (10804 119 Street)
Tickets: $15 (adult) & $12 (student/senior)

The second offering of Edmonton Vocal Minority’s twentieth anniversary season is a cabaret fundraiser for the choir’s participation in the 2014 Unison Festival to be held in Ottawa. Versatile cabaret singer Mireille Rijavec and Joy Spring Jazz Ensemble will share the spotlight with EVM in presenting an evening of great music, witty repartee from our hosts Julie Lloydand Kristy Harcourt, and the excitement of a silent auction.

Bar service and refreshments will be available. Tickets are available from EVM members and through TIX on the Square.