Monday, June 11, 2018

Making the Time

In a world where time seems to be a luxury many do not have, making the time for things we want to do is a valuable practice for our personal well being and for our contribution to our families, jobs, etc. When was the last time you made time for your hobby, your family member, your lifelong or new friend, or something else like adventure, vacation or rest?

For me, I regularly juggle the many interests and needs I have, however, one of the most near and dear to my heart is making time to write. Sometimes when I make time to write, the inspiration is simply not there. I may be either unmotivated and drained from life's daily tasks, concerns, duties, etc., or I feel as though I am writing something for the sake of writing.  When I have specific topics that cross my mind to write about, I usually need to strike while the iron is hot. Waiting, though, is also sometimes appropriate so I can articulate my message just so. Other times I lose the words by waiting. So it truly is a balancing act.

Balancing our time so we meet our obligations and still nurture ourselves with inspiration, fun, and rest is pertinent to our ability to be/feel content. A lot of people will say "You make time for the things you want to do." To an extent this can be true for many people. However, for people who work multiple jobs or in certain life situations, this saying can be insulting. Regardless, it is up to us to create space for the precious moments that make our heart's soar, even if for 15 minutes. This time we invest in ourselves goes a long way to our own strength and potential impact we can have on our every day worlds.

What will you do today to make time for the moments you desire? What can you do to consistently create that space, in whatever frequency works best for your life?



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Ask and it shall be Given

Not too long ago I was at the airport, 4 AM, and less than enthusiastic about my trip. I saw a long travel day ahead of me and while I was looking forward to my destination, I was feeling daunted by the trip itself, consistent life pressures, and a barrage of  impatient self talk. I had stopped to purchase a drink and as I slowly walked back to my gate, I remember asking my vast unseen helpers for assistance to make it through the next 12 hours.

As I approached the general area of my gate's waiting space something on the ground caught my eye. Initially, I stepped past it before it caught up with my brain to stop and investigate. I turned around and bent down to pick up a Mother Mary medal - just the medal. Someone must have dropped it in their rush or perhaps it had fallen from their chain. I looked around for the owner but there was no one was in sight. I then marvelled at the medal in my hand and what it represented to me. The Spanish version of the Hail Mary prayer was etched on the back and Mary in all her glory illuminated the front. I was almost brought to tears with the perceived answer to my request for support. I was comforted and held by my angels and by the Divine Mother, who no doubt accompanied me on that specific journey through completion.






Monday, March 12, 2018

Freeing Judgment


We are on a path,
each unique to us.

Therefore, judgment
is obsolete.



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mastery

Recently I've been seeing courses advertised online as "Mastery" level courses. I find it interesting how popular this catch phrase has become. To me, it seems like a valiant attempt to draw on people's egos - after all, who wouldn't want to be considered a master at something?

There are many wonderful teachers out there to help guide us along our way or provide information that we may ponder upon for years, as we grow into the teaching. These folks are mentors who work to help us find that spark inside, that inner voice, our own truth for travelling our own path.

To gain or obtain mastery in one short course or a day or two long event is, in a way, humorous. While I believe much can be accomplished and learned at such events, and an abundance of inspiration and "aha" moments brought to the surface, I do believe that mastery comes from within. Mastery cannot be learned by another. We may witness mastery in another, and regardless which "masters" we have worked with, we cannot become a master without:
  • going through our own experiences
  • taking responsibility for our own inner work
  • reflecting upon situations
  • planning personal improvement
  • and more... 

We already possess the tools to uncover or enhance and grow our own Mastery. Yes, there are resonant teachers out there with wonderful messages who inspire heartful passion for life, for change, for all things good, which is fabulous. It then becomes our responsibility to take that input and try it on; see how it feels to us; experiment with it and if it speaks to us, accept it or tweak it to make it our own.

In doing so, we continue to grow our mastery, every step of the way, looking inside for the answers we seek, as a true Master does.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Intuitive Eating

In the past decade there have been a number of eating lifestyles that have gained popularity  - each with its own benefits and challenges.

With the internet and society's food focus, everyone can educate themselves on the foods they bring into their homes and bodies. Certain ingredients may require more research than others, however, based on the extent of our research, we can gain knowledge that helps us make the right choices for ourselves.

I, myself, have tried a variety of eating lifestyles including a raw diet, gluten-free diet, and vegetarianism. As a result, I have found that my body needs a balance of most foods and eliminating one or more food types does not serve me well. I have however, decreased a number of old standbys and increased my whole food eating. By listening to my body and experimenting with different options, I know now what works best for my body, mind and spirit to function really well.


For instance, on a good day, clear of high stress and emotional eating 😄, I will intuitively eat, being open to the varied options available. Many of us already do this when we're cooking without a recipe or shopping without a list. I liken it to going crystal shopping and purchasing crystals we feel drawn to or that draw us to them, but with food.

That may mean being drawn to a more selective diet for sure. There is no one size fits all eating regiment. We must each be responsible for our own well-being and respect other's food choices as well. Regardless what your eating lifestyle is, I encourage you to try intuitively eating if you haven't already - see what fascinating, tasty creations you're capable of making! 




Monday, November 13, 2017

Gratitude

Having an "attitude of gratitude" is an overused phrase these days for sure. Why it is so overused, though, is because it's right on target as being a wonderful way to live. By being grateful for what we currently have or see, etc, we open our energy up to receive more of that which we are grateful for.

Have you ever been angry about something or fed up with a specific situation and tried to divert your attention to what you're grateful for? If you haven't tried this, do so. It puts things into perspective a bit, and helps shift the issue you're dealing with so solutions can be more easily revealed.

Gratitude truly opens up the heart, so if you're a bit closed hearted, it helps open the doorway for understanding and growth. If your heart is already open, gratitude widens that openness with even more gratitude and all the fabulous emotions that come with it.

This week, taking an attitude of gratitude is going to be my focus. I usually find time at the end of my day to review things to be grateful for that day. This week I plan to schedule reminders to add conscious gratitude at various points throughout the day and see what effect it may have on me, those around me, and my overall interactions.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

"I Am" Fun

The words we place after "I am" are quite significant and have an impact on our cellular structure.  Think about it - people who regularly say "I am tired, I am depressed, I am disgusted," usually radiate that out from their bodies. People who say "I am ambitious, I am joyful, I am successful, I am content," etc., they too usually resonate that out to the world. 

With that in mind, I thought creating an "I am" prayer might be interesting. In doing so, I found that it lead to other branches but the basis of "I am" was present. I've created more "I am" prayers and not surprisingly, they all seem to help with whatever assistance or guidance I may need that day.

"I am" prayers do not need to be written down. They can be said when walking or driving, or whenever you think of it. They can be a simple "I am calm. I am love, I am open to blessings from above" or whatever comes to mind for you in that moment.  Here's an example:

I love myself. I love myself. I love myself.
I am worthy of love.
I am worthy of success.
I am deserving of freedom as is everyone.
I understand the laws of attraction to bring into my reality that which I desire and that which aligns with the Divine Plan.
I am powerful.
I am abundant.
I am me, and I am magnificent.

We also may not feel the thing we are saying after the "I am".  We may say "I am sleepy" to help us fall asleep, or "I am calm" to helps us settle emotions. And we may need to say it a lot of times until we feel it. The more you say it, the more you resonate with it.

Play around with it and see how "I am" prayers can affect your moments.