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!

MY TEN DAY CHALLENGE DAY 1

November 22, 2019 ~ Day 1

“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.” – Bette Davis

Sometimes I dive right into the pool before testing the water to see the temperature. Well, I’m in it all the way today as I begin a journey of shedding what no longer serves me and feeling a little chilled and looking around for the steps to exit; knowing, however, that if I quit now I would not get back in.  I have reached a point of being discontent with how I feel physically, which tells me it is time to change something inside of me as well as look at what habits need to be brought to the light and discarded or changed.

This has been a year of growth through fire for me and that is never easy. When we grow physically it is necessary to stop using the old clothing, shoes, etc. as we outgrow those. Growing emotionally and spiritually is the same way. It is necessary now for me to throw out the old habits, the old stories, the old patterns and thought processes because they don’t fit any longer. I’m not the same person who walked out of the doctor’s office on February 12th of this year, scared and shaken, reeling from a cancer diagnosis. This new me deserves a new wardrobe so I have decided to go shopping, just not in a 3D store!

I’m giving myself the present of being very present with me, with the spirit being that I am. I’m looking at old patterns of behavior and noting the ones that I’ve outgrown and immediately discarding them.  I’m no novice when it comes to stopping a habit. When I decided to quit smoking there was no wavering, no looking back.  I was done.  It no longer fit me! That’s the point I am at in my journey now – what no longer fits is GONE.  This includes foods that do not help me nutritionally. I’m jump-starting the process with a 10-day ketone drink challenge.

I have reached out to my friends to help support me in this journey. I know I can do it alone but just knowing others are there cheering me on, praying for me, holding space for me to do my inner work, makes the process easier. I feel your energy as you encourage me. I love seeing “Yes, you can” every day on my social media!  Day 1 is done. I’m deciding to stay in the pool and not abandon ship. It’s beginning to feel really good in here.

SOMETIMES ALL YOU NEED IS TIME

tree at qwp“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we get caught up in dwelling on our past and/or our future, we forget that we are in constant growth inside.  We look at our physical bodies and the way they used to look compared to now and this lets us know that we are progressing in one of the many laws of the universe.  However, there are so many laws at play and many times we only focus on one or two of them.  I offer you this well-known fable today in the hopes that you will understand more about expectations, balance and hopefully realize that you matter.  We all matter in this world whether we are a fast-growing fern or a seed that is just waiting for its time to show itself to the world.

 The Fable of the Fern and the Bamboo

One day I decided to give up: I quit my job, my relationship and my life. I went into the woods to talk with an elder who was said to be very wise.

“Can you give me one good reason not to quit?” I asked him. “Look around” he replied. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?” “Yes”, I replied. “When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. The fern quickly grew. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not give up on the bamboo. In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful, and again, nothing grew from the bamboo seed. But I did not give up on the bamboo.

In the third year still nothing sprouted from the bamboo seed. But I didn’t give up on the bamboo. In the fourth year again nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I didn’t give up on the bamboo. Then in the fifth year, a tiny shoot emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.

But then in the sixth year, the bamboo grew to 60 feet tall. It had spent five years growing the roots to sustain it. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.

Did you know that all this time that you have been struggling, you have really been growing roots? The bamboo has a different purpose from the fern, but both are necessary and make the forest beautiful.”

 

May you see yourself as you are today without comparison to others.  May there be peace in your world. Please, can’t we all just get along and find our place in the sun without judgment?  I love you!

 

Teri is the founder of TIME Heals energy healing modality, a Certified Happiness Coach and spiritual mentor, an Add-Heart Facilitator with the HeartMath Institute, a psychic/medium and an author.  More information about her work or to book a session, please visit www.Angelspeakers.com

Teri is the author of The Doctor Said What?, TIME Heals, Hugz~Love: My Five-Month Journey From Cocoon to Butterfly, Changes: Life Changes When You Do and Gratitude Vase.  She is currently working on her 6th book, A TIME For Animals Love Revolution.  All books can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Teri-Miller/e/B016TPZIDI

 

 

 

Daily Angel Message – Set Your Course

sailboat-at-sunset-46572Beloveds, like a spider weaving a web, the intricate design of your life is woven with each moment of your Earth day.  You sometimes work with the same pattern, going in circles, ending up at the same place and then beginning again.  You know to what we are referring, correct?  When will you open your eyes and look at what you have woven?  When will you break free from the monotony of your design and look outside of the routine?  You blindly accept what is as the way it must be until something happens to make you question it.  Why not look at it before the tragedy, before the crisis, before someone else points it out?  When you open your mind to all possibilities, to miracles, to increasing your level of love and light in your life Dear Ones, you have taken the necessary first step in seeing who you truly are and what you are capable of.  So we say to you break the mold.  Lose the limitations.  The world you live in now is changing with each of your linear moments.  It is time to free yourself of your shackles.  Take the lead and steer your own ship.  Which direction will you go – That is where you will end up.  So be it.

A recording of this message can be found here

Daily Angel Message – Carry The Torch

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Beloveds, as we look at your hearts, so heavy with grief, with anger, with longing for a change to take place, we offer to you that a change is indeed coming.  It will be a hard-fought battle; however, as there is much resistance on your Earth and much division between the contrast of energies.  Who will part the waters? you ask.  Who will help us in this quest for peace?  Dear Ones, you still do not comprehend that your perceived enemy is only strong because you give away your power.  Every time you feed the fear, the anger, the cries, you are bringing the spotlight on what you do not want.  So we say to you, Dear Ones, focus on what you do want.  Allow love to permeate your very being and spread out to those who are participating in the battle of division.  You are your rescuer and yes, you are strong enough to carry the flame.  Put on your running shoes, go the extra mile and then prepare to pass the torch as you are not in this battle alone.  Bond with those who have the same goal in their hearts as this is where your strength lies.  It really does take a village and soon you will see how this all plays out when you begin to feel into this fact.  When you feel into the desires of the collective, that you really do want peace, you really do want harmony, you want the best for everyone and that, my Dear Ones, we see as your heart’s longing, as your heart’s desire.  When you reach out in your prayer times, this is what we hear and it is coming.  So be it.

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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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