"EVERYONE without exception is very, very special with extraordinary qualities and extraordinary powers. You just may not know it yet. The secret is to be, love and cherish yourself; it is to be your true essence. You are love and light, infinite wisdom and unlimited possibilities. Whatever you ask, you shall receive. You can have, be and do anything you want. You just need to choose what makes you happy in your heart. It is very simple. Remember, you are loved beyond measure for who you are and you are beautiful."
Author Unknown ~ but a very Wise Soul
May this be a month of much laughter, playfulness and JOY. Your inner child want to be free, to be the shining star that it came here to be. Put your energy on what you are grate-ful for in your life, and you will find more things coming into your life to be thankful for !! You are blessed J
I trust that the words on these pages plant beautiful seeds within you and that you all grow into the beautiful shining stars that YOU ARE. May you always be your authentic self, trusting in magic, following your heart, dreaming BIG, and having fun. Remember, there are no mistakes in life, only lessons. Each day is a brand new day for you to CREATE exactly what you want.
“It is the Divine Light that dwells in you that
makes all things possible. So dream big!”
Thank you for being YOU and part of my life,
In Love AND Gratitude, ME.
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The Angel of May - brings the blush and promise of spring. May's angel rejoices with us as we take heart at the sight of trees ad shrubs in bloom and relish our anticipation of the fruits to come. This angel of spring reminds us that this is a time of awakening the seed within ourselves. Perhaps we have a deep longing, an artistic talent never explored or a friendship never quite attempted. This angel of May will help us discover this potential, nurturing our spirits as we can dare to fulfill this hidden promise and bring forth the fruit of a life fully lived.
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WE CAN’T HAVE A NEWSLETTER WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT GRATEFULNESS J)) !!!!!
Gratefulness in the character is like fragrance in the flower. A person however learned and qualified in his life's work, in whom gratefulness is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes the personality fragrant.
If we answer every little deed of kindness with appreciation, we develop in our nature the spirit of gratefulness; and by learning this we rise to that state where we begin to realize God's goodness toward us, and for this we can never be grateful enough to His/Her divine compassion.
The great Sufi poet Sa'di teaches gratefulness as being the means of attracting that favour, forgiveness, and mercy of God upon us in which is the salvation of our soul.
There is much in life that we can be grateful for, in spite of all the difficulties and troubles of life. Sa'di says, "The sun and moon, and the rain and clouds, all are busy to prepare your food for you, and it is unfair indeed if you do not appreciate it in thanksgiving.
God's goodness is something one cannot learn to know at once; it takes time to understand it. But little actions of kindness which we receive from those around us we can know, and we can be thankful if we want to be. In this way man develops gratefulness in his nature, and expresses it in his thought, speech, and action as an exquisite form of beauty.
~ Inayat Khan
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from the Universe
If people could only glimpse the unimaginable depth
At the end of every journey is the start of a new adventure.
If people could only glimpse the unimaginable depth of the great love they were born of and to which they'll swiftly retu
more their lives have made possible for o
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thers who will follow, I do believe they'd cut themselves a bit more slack, smell more flower
Clearly, laughter liberates. Physically, muscular tension loosens clearing wreckage of exhaustion; Emotionally, laughter raises your spirits and softens rigid defenses. Subtle energy-wise, your system is replete with positive vibes which ease all that ails you. Studies abound lauding how laughter heals: it elevates immune response and endorphins (our body’s natural painkillers); relieves stress, anxiety, and depression; prevents heart disease.
Make Changes Now. How to Nurture Your Inner Child and Laugh More
Reclaim your inner child’s life force
Every grown-up has an inner child. Both are distinct energetic aspects of our life force. For full vigor, each must be accounted for. Your inner child may need urging but it wants to be embraced. (Having kids often naturally spurs this reconnecting process in parents who otherwise might never get there.) For starters, bring out your baby or childhood photos. Really look at them. The photos can rematerialize shelved energy. Next, with photo in hand, promise to honor that child’s needs. For example, I promised mine: “You’ll never have to smile for a camera again unless you want to--”an expectation I despised when growing up. Recall ordeals you had to endure; vow no repeats. Also, begin to recognize when your inner child is in jeopardy. The tip offs? Perhaps you’re laughing less, feeling overtired or overworked. Once, during a crazily hectic book tour, I dreamed I saw an infant in a crib turning blue who I couldn’t care for because I had a magazine interview! From hard knocks I’ve learned to nurture my inner child, particularly during periods when I’m overburdened. Small things like giggling with a friend or renting a funny video go a long way. Reclaiming your inner child will safeguard laughter and restore dormant life force.
Find activities your inner child loves.
Explore what your inner child genuinely finds fun or funny. First, recall activities from your youth that made you smile. Miniature golf. Bugs Bunny. Elmer Fudd. The fast-forward chipmunk voice you get from inhaling a helium balloon. Memories can get rusty laughter synapses cranking. Second, see what sorts of fun your inner child responds to now. Peruse the newspaper’s leisure section, ask friends what’s funny, check out genres of comedy from standup to radio. I get dependable laughs from the homespun satire of Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” on National Public Radio. As an adult, I’ve also become enamored with magic. Not a slick David Copperfield show, but the wily eccentricity of Ricky Jay. My inner child is rapt watching him pierce a watermelon with the ace of spades thrown at a hundred miles an hour. Or hearing tales of daredevils and singing mice in his book, “Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women.” How do you know when something’s really funny to you? The subtle energetic components are spontaneous laughter; a surrendering; a lightening of your load; a shot of vitality. One thing you can depend on--your inner child is an expert energy reader, can tell humor that’s hot from a mechanical schtick.
Seek out people who laugh.
We absorb funniness by osmosis. Hearty laughers spread those positive vibes to us. What counts most, though, is the energy behind the laugh, not just sound or facial expression. Take the Dali Lama’s infectious giggle which comes from a place of love and wonder--its healing energy goes straight to our hearts. The other extreme are people who have grins on their faces, but whose laughter often stems from malice or psychic pain. So confusing. They’re laughing, yet you’re being slimed with negative vibes. There’s no joy coming your way. Don’t be fooled; trust your energetic assessment.
Play with children
Children have PhD's in play; their lack of inhibition is contagious. Spend time with them. If you’re lucky enough to be around infants, watch how they grin at six weeks, then laugh at four months, a natural instinct. Or observe children at play; they haven’t learned to guard their emotions or hold in squeals and giggles. They’re just beaming. Try to open your heart, and absorb these vibes. Also, if you’re a parent remember to play with your children. This can be easy to forget in the whirlwind of goal oriented activities from homework to computer camp. (Like us, kids can become overly scheduled.) So, learn to laugh again from children, and enjoy yourself.
Set an intention to laugh as much as possible
From the moment you wake up in the morning, look for things to laugh about. Regularly laughing buoys our energy field, reverses learned seriousness. If our parents had said at breakfast, “Be sure not to miss out on any laughs today,” it’d be a lot easier. But most didn’t, so we have to teach ourselves. At Santa Monica’s Wellness Community, cancer survivors have laugh-a-thons. They share jokes, crack up at just about everything including medical misadventures, and know that this will help healing. Real wisdom we all can benefit from, but let’s not wait for a health challenge to catch on. So, be amused by whatever you can, especially your own foibles. Laughter is a way of cherishing your energy and celebrating your life!
© Copyright 2008 Judith Orloff, M.D. All Rights Reserved.
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Have you ever felt that "Happiness" or a "Great Life" is somehow always OVER THERE, just out of reach. Does it seem to be on the other side of where you currently are? Is it like a mirage? The closer you get, the further away it moves as elusive as the end of a rainbow? Is this your reality?
NO. THIS is the illusion! That this state of happiness is for others and somehow outside ourselves and just out of reach. The old adage that you must struggle with all our might to reap the rewards of a "Great Life" is false. We have been taught to believe that only thru suffering will we achieve happiness. This is an old thought. It represents an old level of consciousness that we no longer need to feed with our energy.
The veil has been lifted and we have been shown that our best life is within & in front of us. And the simplest bridge will take us there. The simplest, positive thought of worthiness will propel us forward and we can tread upon that bridge with confidence that it will carry us across.
Greatness already resides within us. Bring it forward. Bring it out. Surround yourself with this energy and you will be the rainbow brightening up the world.
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I AM GRATE-FUL
I share my debt of gratitude with all my spiritual friends
Whether Christians, Muslims, Jews, and such or even Buddhist zens
Regardless of the place we live or where your faiths begun
My gratitude begins with this, "I've learned that we are One."
I'm grateful for the many days when clarity is strong
As well as those it "seems" that life has somehow led me wrong
For it's those times that awaken me and nudge me toward the light
Till once again my hopes and dreams are clearly held in sight.
I'm grateful for the love within the circles that I dwell
My family, friends and even those who've made life seem like hell
For each of those have taught me more regarding how to Love
Provide me feelings to express these things that I write of.
I am grateful for the right to dream, to hope, to wish, and know
That all my thoughts are merely seeds which based on Love must grow
That if I'll think them consciously and nurture them with care
These visions held, my hearts desires, will soon be waiting there.
I'm grateful for the fact I've learned that we consciously create
That to mold and shape a life desired I must keep my thinking straight
That when the fear that shows it's head which is based on false belief
I have free will to change the thoughts to those that bring relief.
I'm grateful too for false beliefs which led me on my quest
For mentors met along the way I truly do feel blessed
Who clearly showed me of the need to understand my worth
And deeper truth which promises a life divine on earth.
I'm grateful for the fear I feel at times because I know
That when it's felt it's purging power exists to help me grow
The awareness of it's presence shows there's something more to learn
That my focus must stay fixed on Love to attract these things I yearn.
I'm grateful for the joy I feel, I'm grateful for the fear
Understanding what it is and that it draws me near
To the life I know is waiting on the other side
And when it comes I must hold fast and use it as a guide.
My gratitude goes deeper still for breath, for sight, for life
For those teachers who have taught me that my "thoughts" create my strife
I'm grateful for the plan which says whatever you receive
Is only based on feelings felt, based on what you believe.
I'm grateful for all nature, the birds the grass, the trees
The lakes which hold abundant life, a summer evenings breeze
The clouds above the ground below, the moon, the stars, the sun
The days and nights which represent that another day is done.
I'm grateful for the time to spend to deeply go within
To tap into the Source of truth that's sure to help me win
For it is there that truth comes known regardless what is taught
In man made circles of the world that form restrictive thought.
I'm grateful for all wisdom learned as I go through life
Like words expressed in anger hurt, and only lead to strife
That truth will stand the test of time, that Love will show the way
That thoughts and feelings of the past are what create today.
I'm grateful too for all my friends who are reading this today
For the bond that we have formed since your paths have crossed my way
And for the future and all it brings for all we have to share
The giving of ourselves to show the world how much we care.
I've learned to stay in gratitude no matter how things seem
That perceptions held as negatives will only slow your dream
So even though my path will lead through troubled spots I know
I must keep on, keep focus fixed, on life's abundant flow.
There's so much that I'm grateful for though sometimes I'll forget
Beliefs rekindled from the past that I perceive as threats
It is these times I must remind myself of what I know
That when they show there presence that their here to help me grow.
One final thought I'll share today before I say I'm through
I'm so grateful for these words to give today to all of you
It is my wish that they will help you keep the attitude
Which leads to that which you desire and comes through gratitude.
~ Chuck Danes
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