Every now and then life tends to get us down. We become tense, irritable, and even irrational. Instead of breaking apart, or even if we do, we should take the time to be grateful. Honor is a very special word when it comes to our human life. We are all a treasure. YOU are a treasure! Take the time to honor your body, your life, your breath, and the love your creator gave to you. Do this meditation as often as you need to. Don’t let life whisk you away into anxiety, despair, or depression. Honor and gratitude are important for maintaining balance. Namaste!
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Kind of a throwback photo from when I first landed in south Texas.
Some “food for thought.” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about life decisions. There is something about loss that causes us to re-evaluate our lives. I’ve heard once that the grief of a loss can be the most powerful time in life because it feels like there is nothing left to lose. (And it’s true, it does feel that way). When Paul addressed the church he talked about the difference between being a child and being a grown person. He said when he was a child he thought like one, talked like one, and understood things in life like one. But NOW, he said, since he is a MAN he put away childish things. Basically, in a nutshell, he was saying “Grow the heck UP”! Seriously. This means it’s time to move onward to grown-up stuff. It means leaving the fundamentals behind and moving forward to the powerful person life designed us all to be. We are expected to be grown-up, thinking independently, and taking charge of our own lives. Being stuck in one spot does not move things in life forward or onward. We are expected to mature, to enlighten, to speak and think like a grown person and move ON. It’s a part of life. At this point, no one is supposed to tell us how to think, how to behave, or what to say. Paul clearly tells us that these things are what come for us as an adult who has the privilege of thinking for ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s a requirement. We get older and when we do that we are expected to act our age. This is NOT a lecture, just some thinking out loud. I guess part of me is saying “Move on” and “be grown-up”. We are not meant to stay stagnant in one place but to continue to grow in the directions our life path has captivated us to grow in. Whatever that looks like for us independently is how it should be. It is OUR ADULT CHOICE! Freedom in a nutshell
We all have things in life that take our time. You know, those everyday things we tend to do just getting through life. My question to you today is “What is important to you?” I mean truly important. Yes, we have to eat, dress, shower, shop, and work. All of those everything things that get us through everyday living are important. I’m asking you to go deep within yourself and meditate on what is truly important to you.
Consider what things make your life worth while, what sparks your heart, and what you want to accomplish in life. What is your life’s purpose? What does that look like? What people are involved in that purpose?
Or maybe there are places you want to explore, find out about, or subjects you always wanted to know about. What people make your life worth waking up in the morning? Sometimes we get so caught up in every day functions we forget there are deeper things in life that make it worth living. Try taking some time to contemplate what those things are for you, write them down and create a vision to incorporate more of them into your life.
Life is way too important to waste one moment of it. Life life YOUR way and in a way that brings it the most meaning. Take the time to re-evaluate your visions and desires ever so often. There is so much to explore and so much to understand about our lives, our world, and our relationships with one another!
Isn’t it great to just “know” things! We have so much access these days to a wide range of education, knowledge, and spiritual wisdom. If you were to peek inside my library today you would find out I am evidently the queen of capturing knowledge in written form! Don’t even get me started on how many ebooks I have! What can I say, knowledge has been a quest for me since I was a little girl!
Education has been almost a vocation for me. I am one of those people who just has to “know.” When I was a single mother of five children I was advised to spend my time educating myself. That is exactly what I have done! I keep educating by reading, doing classes, and doing online exploration. I am a curious soul but I also want to be sharp even into my old age.
Yet, here is the kicker. We also obtain life experience knowledge and information we have learned from simply living. I don’t mean to make this seem easy because for most of us life has never been easy all of the time. So when we take formal education, knowledge explored, and combine it with life experience it’s time to make sure we are giving out of the knowledge obtained. What use is it all if not shared with those who need it!
For me, I had to create 3 facets of my business to reflect a few areas of my expertise and also interest. I don’t know if it is a blessing or not to be multi-faceted when it comes to life experiences and giving out of them. I think a multi-faceted person is a diamond, a rare gem, and one who can address just about most things in life. In order to make all of life’s experiences worthwhile, they must be shared, given, taught, advised, and revised. We are always a gem in the making but we are also created to make more gems!
Feed your soul by feeding other souls as well! Life is worth living when we actively participate in society and our human family. What a gift we all are! Let’s share as much knowledge and life experience as we can, ok? Even if we have to create business ventures to do so! (Something I love to do is collaborate in business!)
One of the greatest experiences I had while presiding over wedding ceremonies was to see the intended couple glowing with love and happiness! What can I say, I am a total love light! I can’t help myself.
One line I placed in my ceremonies was “Love in its highest form can not help but be attracted to itself.” I loved this line! Why? Because it portrayed the law of love attraction and pronounced it to be “in its highest form.” The spoken words and thoughts received, programmed the union to be a higher form of love with one another.
Will this mean they would have easy sailing all of the time? NO! Absolutely not! Life is filled with struggles between those who attempt to relate with one another. That push, pull, and the struggle between lovers is the way they work toward forming more oneness within their union. Some do not make it, that is a given. Many do though!
There is no doubt in my mind that love in its highest form can not help be attracted to itself. This is a love that will stand the test of lifetimes. It is a love that will push, pull, and keep on struggling until a higher form unfolds. We all learn as we move along.
My wish for you today is love in its highest form, whatever that means to you for the moment. May you always strive for the prize of unconditional love in your relationships and life!
When clouds overtake the sky or when night has swept over one side of the earth, neither hides all of the light. The light is emphasized as it stands out in the darkness. To be in a dark closet with only a pinpoint of light, our focus is on that speck of light. In the same way, dark and difficult times will cause us to focus on the light areas that exist in our lives. Focusing on the light brings brighter areas of life toward us. Whatever we focus upon becomes more prominent. Clarity comes through our telescopic vision. We will see things for what they indeed are and even discover things we never knew were there.
When the clouds seem to cover your day, focus upon the light that shines through them. When dark overtakes part of the earth, see the shining stars giving you a place to hope and dream upon. When a pinpoint of light shines through a darkened closet, give gratitude for that one point of light. It is guiding you home!
When it storms here in Texas, believe me, you can hear it and feel it. It’s like all creation is causing a disturbance. At first, it was pretty scary to me. I had never heard thunder that loud and never had to experience a tornado watch before. When there is a storm emergency, we take shelter or move away from it until it subsides or permanently if there is damage.
Like the Texas storm, sometimes there are storms in life we need to either find shelter or walk away from. We are aware that they exist because they speak loudly to us. There is no escaping the sound, but we can escape the effects of storms around us. Some battles are just simply not ours to fight. Sometimes we get tired of the fight. Either way, it’s not worth creating our own storm or echoing its roar.
Life is like that. Sometimes we face good weather, and sometimes we have to get away from the damage the bad weather can create if we don’t. Some storms are just a little rain. Rain happens in every life, and usually, it’s bearable. For rain, all we need is an umbrella or choose to allow ourselves to get right in the middle of it and get wet. We choose our battles. If we live long enough, we come to know what is just a little rain and an all-out storm that will damage our lives or souls.
Learn to listen, watch, intuit, and discern. If you are experiencing a storm that might escalate, it is time to take cover or move from it before it causes you damage. If you have some rain, enjoy the cleansing because rain will do that too if you feel like doing a childlike jump in the puddles and enjoy life anyway. The rain will stop, if that is all it is, and you will have at least had some enjoyment from it.
The world around us is constantly changing, and it is supposed to. Nature and our creative planet always reflect the condition of humanity. Our problems and issues we face are solvable if we always learn to ask questions to solve them. In the same respect, just as a body of water reflects the sky, our atmosphere shows us the conditions of our life as well. We could say life is always a reflection.
When looking at our worldly existence and surroundings, we intuitively see what requires changing in our hearts. Our lives, our love or lack thereof, actions, words, and thoughts all create the surroundings and lives we live.
Yes, heaven and earth will move at our thoughts, and before we know it, we are surrounded by synchronicities made available to us, reflecting the condition of our heart and soul. A soul reflection is meant to help us learn and make changes when we need to. Our lives are all about evolution, obtaining more wisdom, and finding more love within us to heal.
No individual is an island nor sustainable alone. Our lives are also expansive. We are meant to not only heal ourselves but help lead and heal others from the heart to a soul level. We all need others to step into our lives to heal, reflect, and honor one another. Unfortunately, not all of us have learned this, but sooner or later, we all will. It is our divine and human purpose of learning to evolve into a more loving nature.
We learn through our curiosity and inquisitiveness. We are meant to have the mind of a researcher, always seeking and never stopping. Just as a detective investigates a case, we are meant to analyze our lives, our soul’s condition, and our love’s depth. If there is a need for healing, we are meant to seek out that healing. Healing might come directly from our Creator into our intuitive nature, or healing might come from others who have been attracted into our lives through our life’s conditions. If anyone truly desires to become wise, seek God. If anyone truly wants to become healed within the soul, seek God, and meditate on what surrounds us in life. Situations speak volumes, much more personal than a universal encyclopedia.
Here is some advice. Don’t think you have all of the answers because once you believe this, your heart has become too rigid and prideful to continue to grow and heal. When you have healed, then go and heal others. Stay open, or your closed-off convictions will end up convicting you.
The word “strive”, by definition, makes me cringe. The basic meaning of the word strive is to make a great effort to obtain the things a person desires or wants in life. To strive creates an image of straining considerably. Fortunately for us, all this is not required to have all we want and desire.
So if we are not struggling, striving, nor straining for the things we want to achieve in life, how are we supposed to have the kind of life we truly desire? The answer is simple. We love it. If it sounds like it’s too simple to be true, it’s because it is simple! I know it sounds so very esoteric, and believe me, it is! Love has no choice but to be attracted to love. So, therefore whatever we love, and hold gratefully in our being will come to us.
We are so used to having to “work hard at it” to get the life we truly want and desire, or the things we decide will create happiness. The bottom line, if we are loving, we will be happy and are happy. Holding a vision in love in our hearts is the first beat toward getting the subject of our deepest desires. Our gratitude and thankfulness for those things bring power to love and helps lead and guide us toward our greatest dreams and accomplishments.
There is not one thing I have ever done or obtained in life that I have not significantly loved first. It’s because we live in a universe that returns to us what we put out into it. Our Universe our God, the powers that “be” are complete and will never fail.
Sometimes things don’t come to us in the form we think they will; they will come to us better than we thought! If great love has been placed upon it, then greater will the return be in the love that has been given. It sounds easy. It is easy. Jesus taught there is no need to strive for anything. If you take a look at nature, you begin to realize that the birds, animals, and plants of the earth are always given what they need and love to sustain life.
How would any of us be different? We are not! Close your eyes for a moment and picture the greatest treasure you desire in life. Allow that vision to travel to your heart space and feed it, love. Then send it out with great intention. Love it daily, and you will be surprised at what will come your way in the form of blessing, synchronicities, and even more…results!
Bottom line, if you can dream about it, love it and be thankful for it, you have it already! Just reach out your hands and be grateful. We live and love in a Universe that is standard, and works for us every single time! Isn’t that a blessing?
I’ll see you in the sunlight; feel you in gentle breezes. I will know you are present when thoughts come to me and objects seem to appear out of nowhere. I will hear your laugh in my head, and have sweet dreams of when you said, “I love you Mom”. None of these will replace having you here, but for now, I have no choice. I will miss our talks about God, about family, about things that make you mad. I used to listen to the sound of your heartbeat when you were so small. I would do anything to hear it again. Now it beats in spirit with the pulse of the planet. You are one of the strongest women I have known. I’m so happy I got to be your Mom, in good times and not-so-good times. I would have given you my own heart just to keep yours beating. But then again… you have captured my heart all along. I will miss your presence, Christina Reed. You were so unique, fun, funny, and a force to be reckoned with when you were mad! I smile when I say that. I love you dear one. I love you forever