Saturday, December 25, 2010

being love


Practicing gratitude and being love, opens me to new ways of thinking.  From early on I assumed that my experiences had to conform to what I heard others say particular experiences are supposed to be.  Those others are my family, my friends, my community, the media, society, old myths and more.  I believe I did this to “fit in” and get approval and love. Behaviors of others were interpreted through a lens of preset value judgments and assumed outcomes.
Practicing gratitude and being love, a new door of perception opens.  I discover that there are choices available which in the past I wouldn’t allow myself to consider.  Clarity dawns through understanding that I am creating my experience in this now moment. Within this paradigm others are what I make of them. 
Today I choose to free myself from thoughts outgrown. I declare myself free and clear of pre-judgments and criticisms.  Now I choose love and embrace life fully.
Affirmation:
I choose to love unconditionally, enthusiastically, and joyfully!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

When something is right it happens.

The New Year is almost here and I’ve been thinking a lot about setting goals. Last week I led a Vision Board workshop, and we all set goals for the coming year.  Last night was a full moon, with a full eclipse, and today is the Winter Solstice.  This is an auspicious time to review past accomplishments and set goals for the coming year(s).
So I’m thinking about goals I’ve set in the past. Some goals have manifested and others have not.  And I’ve left some goals behind, particularly those that were outgrown or didn’t have space to breathe in the atmosphere of my life.  And this has got me thinking about timing. When it’s time for something to happen, it does, with ease and flow.
What have I been forcing? Where have I been pushing hard?  Investing the energy to build an event or fulfill a goal is usually necessary. But do I need to force something to happen? No.  Perhaps what is needed is not willful action, but rather ego vision adjustment. When I feel myself pushing or forcing, I gently remind myself to pull back and let the good that is inherent in the situation manifest. 
Affirmation:  
Perfect results are manifesting in this perfect now time!  

Sunday, December 19, 2010

being love


I love you as you are. You are unique, you are extraordinary. You are beauty, kindness, receptivity and strength. Let your light shine, let your love flow. Be the love that is within you.
I am recognizing love as truly the binding force of Life, the common denominator that connects everyone and everything through all time and space.
Love is everywhere in everything and always. I am practicing seeing love in everything and everyone. As I recognize the love, then I connect with it, and it flourishes in me. I am nourished, supported and sustained.
Affirmation:
I am present to Love, and Love brings me into the present.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

this is the moment

Projecting towards future goals while at the same time living fully in the moment is a balancing act. Planning periods are essential to achieving.  Once your plan is set, and you know where you will invest your energy, you can return your focus to and embrace this present moment. Live fully in the now, knowing that now is the space within which you live and love and experience Being.
Affirmation:
I joyously embrace and fully experience Being in this now moment!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

where there is good



There is good is this now moment. There is good in past moments.  There will be good in future moments.  This is not to say there is no pain, difficulty, anguish or anxiety in this moment or others of the past and future. What I do know is that as I focus my thoughts on the good in every situation/moment/event, I free myself from worry, pain and fear.
Affirmation:
I am filled with a realization of the good present in all experience and my heart is free to love!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

whirlwind


There is a lot of activity happening now.  People are rushing here and there to prepare for holiday festivities. Emotions fly high and low.  Thoughts spin as we try to figure out the best strategy to create a successful gathering, deal with loneliness, find the right gifts for friends and loved ones or just cope with the stresses of the season.
In the midst of this whirlwind, remember to take a deep breath and remind yourself of what is really important – kindness, love, connection and hope.
Affirmation:
Today I am kindness, love, connection and hope.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

forgiving


Forgiving frees your heart to love again.  Sometimes forgiving is easy, and other times forgiving can be very difficult.   Some hurts run deep and long, others are short-lived. Forgiving is an act of the mind and heart. Determining to forgive takes place in the world of thought; the act of forgiving takes place in the heart. Whom can you forgive? With whom can you practice letting go of an upset?
Affirmation:
I let go of old resentments and hurts, and my heart is free to soar into songs of love

Sunday, December 5, 2010

clouds


I’ve been looking at the sky a lot lately.  The bright fall into winter sun is astonishingly beautiful.  Sky colors range widely,  as do cloud formations.  I’ve been so taken by the sky that I’ve been trying to record it. For days I was snapping photos and none of them captured the feeling of awe the sky evokes in me.
So one day I stopped snapping photos and just let myself be absorbed into the beauty of the sky; to feel its expansiveness and be taken by its light.  With this surrender, came a feeling of peace. I was living in the moment, enjoying the sky, not fretting over saving it.  Daily the sun comes up, the sky appears, and I look up expectantly, knowing that the sky will inspire me anew.

Affirmation:
I am filled with joy and peace as I look up and behold the expansive beauty of the sky.