Monday, February 28, 2011

community


At times when I feel alone, I remember the communities of which I am part – my family, work place, friends, neighbors, schools, and more. I affirm my place within these communities, and determine to reconnect with someone from the past. I also welcome new connections.  When was the last time I made a new friend? 

Affirmation:
I embrace and love each and every member of my community with the light of a radiant sun.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

stirring life

 
Walking keeps me in touch with the seasons, and the forces of life at work through nature.  Today I see tree buds beginning to swell, reminding me that, even though it's still cold out, life is stirring. Witnessing life awakening inspires thoughts of new growth and possibilities.  I’m reminded that regardless of appearances, life is always renewing itself.

Today and everyday Life flows freely within and around me.

Friday, February 18, 2011

putting it off

Procrastination can be delicious... until the things that need to get done begin to haunt me. Suddenly what was fun and indulgent becomes uncomfortable and difficult. I am intent on getting through the procrastination and taking care of business.  My resistance to getting things done is what I’m interested in today.  Where is it coming from?  I’m encouraging myself to consider this question as I engage in the tasks at hand.  As I work, I remember that each task is a bridge to the next. I am always in motion, building this moment into the next now moment.

Here and now I am incredibly productive, and successfully complete all tasks.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

re-fueling


It’s hard to achieve my goals when there’s no fuel in my tank!  Re-fueling with positive emotional energy is the answer.
Some days positive energy flows freely and living feels exciting and easy. Other days, that energy doesn’t show up.  I have learned that I can create positive energy.  I begin my creation process by identifying the specific emotions I’m feeling.  I then bless the feelings I have, and put them down. To do this, I must enter into a willingness to let go of the old feeling. Success here requires that I let go of feeling righteous about what I was thinking previously! I let go of judgements, sarcasm and feeling I'm right.  I turn my mind to the feeling I’d like to experience (such as enthusiasm, joy, love) and pick that feeling up. I embrace it, and bring it into myself.
Affirmation:
I embrace and cultivate positive feelings and refuel to accomplish my goals!

Monday, February 7, 2011

trust


I’m learning to trust my body. My body acts as an emotional barometer giving me cues. It tells me when something needs attention. First step is to listen. Listen. Easiest to listen when it’s quiet. Harder when there’s a lot of noise. So I put myself in a quiet place. This is sometimes very hard to do because I’d rather be around noise. Noise is distracting and I like the distraction. But finally my need to get in touch with the source of my discomfort overpowers my desire to run away from it. So I start to listen. And really, once I start listening it’s a relief. Knowing what is at the root of discomfort is a relief. I can breathe deeply, and wait. No need to take immediate action. Wait, let the truth bubble up. Think. Write. Walk. All of these help me hear.

Affirmation:
I listen to my body. I hold space for myself. I forgive myself with love.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

focus

 
Here it is:
Ignite passion for living full out
Activate energy to do what I love
Engage with all that I love and care about
Love freely, openly and generously.
Affirmation (with much enthusiasm):
Today I ignite my passions, activate my energy, engage fully with life, do what I love and love fully!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

fear is ok


Fear is OK as long as it doesn’t stop me!
Fear offers me a reality check.
It reminds me to ask the questions:
Am I doing the right thing?
Am I making the right choice?
Is this path taking me where I want or need to go?
Being uncomfortable can signal something is wrong and trigger reflection and stretching into new understanding.
Affirmation:
Today I am stretching and opening up to new ways of being.