Raise your vibration

Last summer in Glenwood Springs, Co, I went to see an Angel card reader who told me that I needed to raise my vibration level. Boy, did I already know that! I had been off kilter for a year or so and realized that this card reader was right on. I began to see how I had let my vibration level dip severely and began to correct my thinking and thoughts. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to raise your vibration level when you have let it lapse! It is just like that college grade point average; when you put a low grade into the mix, it takes quite a few good numbers to get it back up. That’s how it is with your vibration level. Once it dips… it’s hard to shuck that old, negative way of thinking to get back on the right side of feelings and thoughts.
My card reader said it again, “This card says the same thing. You need to raise your vibration level. Do you understand?” Yep, dahlin, I sure get that. I had been doing quite a bit of judging and some other vibration – lowering things. Come to find out? It is easy to remain mired in the muck! I never doubted that I could easily get back to my natural higher vibration level, but baby, it ain’t that easy! I began by looking into opening my Chakras and doing a little meditation. I couldn’t stay focused enough to meditate. I didn’t have the discipline to cleanse my Chakras and getting back into yoga is almost impossible and I could forget water aerobics.
I get how people just stop doing things because they aren’t easy anymore. I have become unfocused and am working to get back on track. Also, I’m looking at changing course in many ways and look forward to a positive and enlightening future!

Judging books by their covers

It took a year before I would read Bloody Jack by L A Meyer and now I have read all 11 of the books! It is a Young Adult book about a girl pirate, and the first cover was hideous! It looked like a silly cartoon and I wouldn’t touch the book for an entire year. The books are wonderful and the books on CD are even better! The Cockney accent in the beginning is a bit tough for students to read at the start, but then the book takes you for an adventure! They also give a history lesson through time. I love all 11 of the books. Can you believe a book about a “girl pirate” would be so much fun?
We all judge books by their covers, so I asked students to find books with awful covers that made them just want to put them down and create new covers. Some students really enjoyed it and created some beautiful pieces. Those book jackets are now enticing, and students want to read them.
As a librarian, you have to stay one step ahead, so reading the young adult novels is imperative. When a student brings back a book, I ask, “Did you like this book?” If they say yes, I have a new book to tell them about. If they say no, I ask them what their favorite book was and find them a book along those same genre lines. If they don’t know, I have a book for that, too!
They students really get excited that I have a new book for them. Whatever gets them to return and check out another book, is what’s important. Students are never a number at my school and Never do they leave the library wishing they had never come in.
Years ago I had an assistant who wasn’t very nice to the students. The students would come and tell me, “I want you to help me find a book, because she isn’t very nice.” I constantly corrected my assistant and she would say, “But I am nice to them!” That wasn’t the students’ perceptions. I would tell her, “It doesn’t matter what you think. It only matters what our patrons think, and they think you are mean.” I would have to have this conversation about 4 times a year with her.
I don’t know why librarians and assistants have to make students feel like they are “bothering” them! The whole idea is to get students INTO the library and keep them coming back. But once “judged by the cover,” most won’t read the book.