My 10-day challenge – Glowing

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November 27, 2019 ~ Day 6

It’s a great day to have a great day! My waking thoughts are not about my to-do list which was a habit I had fallen into of checking my schedule as soon as I woke up.  Instead this morning it is about what Can I do today! Yes I can is so very powerful! It opens the door to all possibilities.  Indeed, there are still responsibilities and things that have already been planned out but approaching it with a different perspective is quite freeing.  I can look at things with new eyes.  I can see that client who is on my schedule in a different light.  Whatever is needed in their life such as hand-holding, a shoulder to cry on, a compassionate ear, some healing energy, is given with a heart full of love and focused mind.

This new mindset is so uplifting. My energy soars daily which keeps me motivated in all areas of my life. The physical changes that are occurring are wonderful but not my entire focus. It really is true that what is inside is reflected on the outside. I am hearing things such as “you are glowing” when I see friends. It is my intention to let that outward glow shine forth and touch everyone with love, with a spark of the Divine. May you be blessed this day!

 

Day 5 of My 10-day challenge

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November 26, 2019 ~ Day 5

Life is about contrasts, ups and downs, laughter and sadness, dark and light. To say that today was a different experience than day 4 is an understatement.  Today, it seemed the universe was conspiring to hand me gifts on a silver platter.  I have been trying to change my parking space where I live for years and was told a couple of months ago that it would happen.  Today it finally did. The blessings kept adding up through the day. Our beautiful anthology that we launched last week is in print and I received my printed copy today. I got my laundry done in record time and met an awesome couple whose conversation helped me not be bored while I waited. I booked a new client and did a couple of distance Angelic Reiki healings. I am truly blessed as I reflect on this day.  I know every day comes with its own unique twists and turns. I know that if I start out with a positive mindset then I am more likely to see the good in each moment or at least look at it as either a lesson or a blessing.

As I meditated this morning I heard to change my words that I have been using from “Yes I can and yes I will” to “Yes I can and Yes I am.”  It’s a little shift – just one word – but it makes it so much more powerful! It’s no longer projecting into the future. I was told that this experience of the 10-day challenge was all about learning to navigate the Now. I am seeing how important it is to shift in all ways and to be more aware of the story I am telling. “I will” is a story about not having achieved it yet, whatever ‘it’ may be. It’s a story of lack. “I am” is a statement that shows confidence and power and is enough all by itself. So yes I can (meaning I choose to do whatever I am guided toward) and yes I am.

Day 4 Of My 10-day Challenge

November 25, 2019 ~ Day 4

You would think that with time change becomes easier.  You would think, right? Day 4 is behind me finally and boy was it a challenge. I’m not sure how I did it but I set the alarm for the time of my first appointment of the day! Thank goodness I woke up prior to that (thank you angels) but it didn’t leave me with much time to prepare for the meeting I was going into.  At my doctor’s appointment there was disappointment because I was told that the sutures have to stay in a little longer.  I was hoping to celebrate not having to see doctors for the rest of this year! I contacted a friend in the area and met her for lunch at a new-to-me restaurant. I have to say it was really tempting at this point to have the more tasty fruity bowl on the menu but instead I drew strength from all the people who have been encouraging me this week. I made a healthy choice that was in line with my goal of low carbs and ordered that. It did not come out as the salad I ordered but a wrap instead. Now I had another choice. Eat the wrap (more carbs) or send it back and get what I ordered.  There was a moment of hesitancy but I did it.  The words “you can do it” kept ringing in my ear. Yes, I can do it and I keep proving it to myself in these small ways that are really big for me. 

The day went on with a few more roadblocks and detours, schedule changes, etc. Electronics didn’t work correctly, posting some PR on social media hit a snag. All these things were annoying, frustrating and I found myself finally at the end of the day sitting with a notebook and staring at a blank piece of paper. I didn’t ask why. I asked what I was supposed to do with this. I knew I was not going to give up as that is not in my nature. My motto has always been “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” This was different though. This seemed more like dominoes falling and me wanting to run ahead and stop the crashing process.

I read something that Jim Carey said and it helped me in a crazy way – imagine that! He was sharing that he read a book memorializing his friend but he read it backwards and his friend was alive at the end of the story. Hmmm, my brain says it will cooperate and we can do that with this day. So going backward from all the haywire things that took place, I digressed all the way back to where my head was still on the pillow sound asleep and peaceful. It didn’t change any of the events that happened nor make me wish they had been better than what they were; it simply allowed me to go to that moment where all was well in my world. One of my mentors says we can begin again at any given moment and create our reality going forward. I did a reset in my mind and it worked. I focused on what was calm and peaceful. The other things of the day were then minute. The only important one was the one I was left thinking about. In that present moment, I felt no stress. It was just a day and now it is part of the past. I made a mental note to pay closer attention while setting my alarm!

Kindness Matters

40496329_580710779014538_5597924824438538240_nWhat is kindness?  This is a question I will be answering to be considered as part of an organization focused on bringing more kindness into our world.  As I first looked at the question, my reaction was “well, duh, everybody knows what it is.”  I then paused to really consider that response.  Does everyone really know what kindness is?  If that is truly the case, then are we just choosing who to be kind to and when to do so?  If we understand that speaking warmly to others instead of being critical and judgmental is part of being kind, why is there so much bitterness and bullying?  When faced with these questions, we become perfect blamethrowers.  It was our upbringing (or lack thereof), peer pressure, just my personality, rejection, and on and on the list could go of potential reasons to not be kind to others.  What is really the issue here and how do we get back to a place where values and integrity matter?  How many children need to suffer and become scarred adults before we realize the magnitude of the problem and that it really has a very simple solution?

Holding a door for someone is a sign of respect and an act of kindness.  Smiling at others, making eye contact and acknowledging them is also an act of kindness.  I could list many small random acts that can be done in the course of a day.  Yes, these will make a difference to the recipient as well as to the giver.  It creates a glow inside and that is where the change must come from.  We can’t sit around and wait for someone else to do it.  Speak to your neighbor, call your parents (and/or your children), turn off your cellphones and have a dinner conversation.  Let’s take our world back one kind act at a time.  Let’s give the children of today something real to emulate.  Mister Rogers had it right when he said, “There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”  What are you leaving? #IChooseKindness

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Open Sesame

In “fantasy” some things work like magic, such as “open sesame” in which this phrase opens up a hidden treasure.  Is this really so farfetched an idea?  If you believe in the Law of Attraction among other laws of the universe, you understand the power of the human mind in conceiving, believing and receiving.  Unfortunately, many do not understand the inner workings which is where the power lies.  To achieve the seemingly magical results, the treasure has to be visualized in the mind and then felt in the heart as if it is already real.  Ali Baba did not say “open sesame” and then break down the door!  Too often we think we have to help the process along.  We must perform some ritual or make a sacrifice for the magic to happen when in reality, we need to just “let it be.”

Today, ask yourself “what am I trying to control?”  Are there things you desire but are limiting them because you feel a need to break down doors or use a lasso to pull them to you?  In the fantasy story, Ali Baba did not count his treasure, he measured it.  How do you “measure” your treasure?  Everything is energy; thus, the more energy we have the “richer” we are.  Draw the energy to you by simply understanding how it works – like attracts like.  Take time to clear your energy field of any low vibrations such as negative thoughts, worry, anxiety, etc.  Fill your mind with powerful words and phrases, I Am affirmations, and gratitude.  Know in your mind and heart that you are worthy of everything good and wonderful that you can dream of.  Bob Proctor teaches us that “if you can see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.”  Take that extra step today by feeling it in your heart that is already yours.  That is the magic ingredient.  Now go about your day with an “open sesame” mindset and let the magic begin!  I love you!

Sojourn Into Transformation

spiritimageI have reached the end of my sojourn that was a month-long process for me.  I have visited family and friends, met many new friends and have been able to give real hugs to some friends who were only virtual friends before this trip.  I have seen snow and beautiful countryside scenery and then entered into one of the most peaceful serene places on earth and immersed myself in its healing energy.  I am not returning home as the same person I was when I left.  So much has changed that it would be impossible to put it into words.  It’s the is-ness experience to the fullest degree possible.  “Is-ness” is living in the Now moment; choosing to surrender completely to what is happening. I consciously made it mine, allowing the unfolding of the event to be whatever it would “be” without the burden of my expectations.  This does not mean that I had no desire concerning the outcome of the experience but my desire took a backseat to the flow of energy that happened with the experience.  With every experience that happened on this journey, I allowed it without attachment to the outcome.  I said “yes” to the is-ness.  I let go of personal attachments easily and without regrets.  It takes great courage to do this, to step out of your comfort zone; yet, I do not feel courageous.  I feel empowered, spiritually expanded and physically renewed.

I feel I can now say yes to whatever is out there for me to experience. I have experienced being open to the flow of the “is-ness” and choosing to do so has transformed my entire life.  This experience was made possible because of one person who believed in me, who wanted only the best possible outcome for my experience.  Her love and support was given without personal agenda but rather with compassion and in response to urgings from her higher self and spirit guides.  Many thanks to my dear friend Jeryl Anne.  I know we have a lot of work to do together and I am super-excited for that!

How do I thank you for all you have done

For loving me unconditionally

For believing in me fully

How do I thank you for sharing life’s adventures with me?

 

Simply by loving me loving you  – unconditionally

 

UNCONQUERABLE

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Facing personal demons is no fun, especially late at night or first thing when arising in the morning.  It is my belief that life should be fun, should be enjoyed to its full extent and capability; thus, when buttons are pushed and tears flow it is time to reflect on that which has not been released from my human psyche or from a soul level.  This verse from the poem Invictus is a go-to of mine:

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

My decisions lead me to choices, i.e., actions, that not only affect me but those in my life and those in generations that will come after me.  My life is not inconsequential.  It does have meaning and value and just how much value it has depends on my own sense of self-worth.  If I choose to give my power away and give in to feelings of unworthiness, that is on me.  It is my choice alone, no one else’s.  If I stand up for myself, using my authentic voice, that again is my choice alone.  The voice of my father rings in my ears from so many years ago before his passing from this earth plane:  “Never let anyone walk all over you.”  Interpretation:  Know your worth…set your boundaries.

I love you.  Namaste