"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
The Summer Equinox calls us to mature in openness and love. In every sense, this celestial event reveals the fullness of life -- the richness of our worldly blessings. As we experience the warm, full power of the solstice sun, we are reminded that each day is an unfolding of beauty and a renaissance of infinite possibilities. We are summoned to remember that the fruits of now contain the seeds of tomorrow seeking to emerge from the old, and that we are meant to celebrate and appreciate life in all of its fullness.
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.
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Thank you for being YOU and part of my life,
In Love AND Gratitude, ME.
What are you focussing on today?
The Universe offers us one guarantee: whatever we focus on will expand. Expansion is the design of the Universe.
LET YOUR MIND BE A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
Let the day dawn in JOY. Bring only beauty into your heart. Let the thoughts of the past be gentle. Let the thoughts of the future be bright. Allow your mind to become a garden of delights, where only the beautiful and bright, the joyous and wondrous, are allowed in to play.
Each thought opens like a tender blossom, full of joy and brightened by the sun peeking from between the clouds. A gentle shower or two of love and faith will gladden your heart even more.
A thought can be like a bird as well, starting out with a song and then winging its way to the heights. Make peace with your mind. Take advantage of its soaring wonder, the way it can take you into new territory through talent and creativity. Take advantage of the way it likes to catch the wind blowing through life. But also teach it to sit in the tree and contemplate quietly. Teach it to sing a bright and lovely song. Train it to come and sit on your hand and be one with you in peace and quiet, adding its spark to your enterprises, but not its bite.
And your mind can be like a furry little bee, flitting from flower to flower, pollinating this idea with that and allowing the garden of love to bloom in wondrous colors. Teach it to create the sweet honey of life and pollinate the world with beautiful ideas. Teach it not to sting.
Make peace with your mind during times alone and silent. Teach it to settle down in ease and comfort. Teach it how to inhabit now, this moment and this moment only, bathed in joy and quiet, love and peace, entering into the still of this moment like a cat on silent paws. Then let it just curl up and purr gently, happy and at peace with life as it is, just as it is, right now.
Here is a prayer for today
My mind is at peace, calm and quiet. My heart is full and loving, at peace in the oneness of being, still in the fullness of love, at harmony with my mind.
My mind and my heart know the same songs and sing them together, lifting me to ever greater heights of joy. We laugh together, we love together, we are ever at peace and in the warm embrace of love.
I am peace. I am the power of silence. I am love. I am.
A Good Turn Daily
We can all vow to make the world a better place one day at a time by being our true authentic selves.
Each of us is more than capable of helping the world, despite our fears and limitations and the uncertainty that holds us back. It is commonly accepted that it is impossible to make a difference without unlimited funding or free time, yet most healing, cleansing, and spreading of joy is accomplished in a matter of minutes. If we vow to make the world a better place one day at a time, the true significance of small good deeds reveals itself to us. We come to see that we can be of service without dedicating our lives to recognized charities or giving up the pleasures we enjoy. The warmth we feel when we help the world is only a tiny part of the affirmative transformations that take place when we make altruism a part of everyday existence.
We make our homes, workplaces, communities, and countries better and brighter when we think positive thoughts that echo outward, give donations of time or money, smile at everyone we meet, and lend those in need of aid our assistance. As we learn, we inadvertently improve the universe because we can only be truly involved when we are informed. Even enthusiastically sharing ideas with others generates positive energy that then serves as the motivation for more tangible change. Selfless and helpful deeds remind us that we exercise some degree of control over a world that can seem chaotic at times. Even the smallest of such deeds is a demonstration of the fact that we are capable of changing the world in a positive way. So much negative energy is generated by the suffering, pain, and close-mindedness we are regularly exposed to, but we can counteract it in a constructive way by thinking and acting altruistically when opportunities to do so arise.
Helping the world often takes no more than a moment, just a wish for the world is a beautiful gesture and can be done by even the busiest of people effortlessly. The gift you give each day need not be grand or attention-worthy because the broader benefits are the same no matter the literal repercussions. Once a day, you can affect reality, and you can reap the rewards of knowing that you are making the world a better place, day by day.
In the Babemba tribe of South Africa, when a person acts irresponsibly or unjustly, he is placed in the centre of the village, alone and unfettered.
All work ceases, and every man, woman, and child in the village gathers in a large circle around the accused individual.
Then each person in the tribe speaks to the accused, one at a time, each recalling the good things the person in the centre of the circle has done in his lifetime. Every incident, every experience that can be recalled with any detail and accuracy, is recounted. All his positive attributes, good deeds, strengths, and kindnesses are recited carefully and at length. This tribal ceremony often lasts for several days.
At the end, the tribal circle is broken, a joyous celebration takes place, and the person is symbolically and literally welcomed back into the tribe.
~The Art of Forgiveness~
via Christi Becker
“My Imagination is a Fertile Garden and I am Capable of accomplishing anything that I desire”
One of the simple truths about each and every one of us is that we are infinite creative beings capable of accomplishing anything that we desire. We all have the capacity to think in ways that will absolutely lead to the certain manifestation of the dreams we hold in our heart. Our imagination is a fertile garden full of ideas that are constantly being broadcast to us. The quality of these ideas is dependent on the state of consciousness that we are living from. When we are in fear or in some form of lack and limitation we will attract the same because LIFE is a mirror image of the thoughts we hold in our mind. On the other hand when we stay in an open and positive consciousness then what we attract are all the resources and tools we need to create an abundant harvest. When YOU choose to "Extend Your Thinking" in ways that stretch you and get you to think out of the box LIFE becomes the magnificent journey you hope it will be.
You must believe that you are worthy to have it all. Each day begin your day with a practice that recognizes the brilliant genius that you are. Become willing to receive the divine communication that is being beamed to you. It is full of wisdom that will guide you towards your destination with ease and grace. LIFE becomes effortless when you make an agreement with yourself to break down the barriers that have been part of the conditioned compartmentalized thinking you have accumulated through the years. Break free from mediocrity and dare yourself to taste the infinite kaleidoscope of abundance that is before you. Do the uncomfortable so you can feel the energy of releasing what may be holding you back as you live into the freedom of infinite possibility. Accept the magnificence of your being. All it takes is for YOU to "Extend Your Thinking" as you become the masterpiece of who you really are.
"There is no such thing as a limited view of who you really are. There is only an unlimited powerful expression of who you can become."
I AM a perfect and dynamic expression of pure potential
I see hear and feel the infinite calling of my heart
In every moment of my day I choose the way
I will show up and share my brilliance
I recognize the genius that is who I AM
I live in a constant state of gratitude and loving grace
I AM a powerful expression of the Sacred Yes.
Paul Hoffman ~ www.successsongs.com
We affect our world with two complimentary actions:
Direct and Meditative
Direct action throws water on a threatening fire, pulls a child out of harm's way, writes letters to the editor, and participates in the electoral process.
Meditative action cultivates intimacy, empathy, clear seeing and sends constant prayers of blessing and loving-kindness from one's heart to all beings. Our daily walk should engage in both strategies with equal skill and enthusiasm.
For these strategies to be effective, for them to have traction and a healing effect in the world, we must be and embody the highest expression of our common humanity. As we seek to renew the world with Love, Kindness, and Generosity, we must explore and experience the transcendent beauty and wonder of our true nature. We must evaluate our thoughts, words, and actions so they reflect our unity and love with all creation.
"Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make,
something you do, something you are, something you give away."
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Sacred Wellness Practitioner
Usui/HolyFire Reiki Master-Teacher, CRA RT 05-140
IET® Master - Instructor
Recognized Therapeutic Touch ™ Teacher
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