Friday, August 26, 2011

preparation


My mind can set the pattern for the day. My heart can hold space for my intentions.
Today I'm organizing my things in preparation for a long journey. I leave doubt behind, and invite adventure and opportunities for community. This particular journey happens to be a long drive across country. But it could just as well be the day (or night) that stretches ahead. A lover of adventure, I'm making a note to remember each day is an adventure filled with opportunities for connection with people, nature and myself.

Affirmation
Today I am engaged, inspired, in service, passionate and productive!

Monday, August 22, 2011

holding my seat


Living can be like riding a horse; like sitting atop a moving force that sometimes seems to have a mind of its own. But its my mind that directs the beast, and the reins are in my hands. With clear commitment to my goals, and determination to see them through, I ride the force. Keeping my eye on a goal or destination keeps me moving in that direction. Wondering doesn't lead anywhere but it does dissipate energy, and facilitates loosing focus.

Affirmation:

Gently, steadily and lovingly I am guiding myself to right action now.

Friday, August 19, 2011

remember to remember


When I experience a sense of lack, I remember to become mindful that all I need is here now. I look around for supply and discover that there is plenty of food, space, love, work and play present now. Looking beyond what is here leads to feeling there is not enough. Its as if I'm ignoring the food on my plate and looking past here and now and focusing on other plates, other tables. To fully open up to magnificent abundance, I am being present to what is here right now.

Affirmation:

I am living in magnificent abundance right here, right now!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

use it up


Waiting for tomorrow – for what will be two hours from now, next month or next year -- is tiring. So I'm giving up the waiting game. I've decided to powerfully bring myself into this present moment. I am giving myself permission to focus on what is in front of me. Whether it be talking with someone, writing, riding a bike, walking, cooking or teaching a class, I choose to fully experience this moment. No more pining away for what isn't here yet. Now I see this moment as a piece of fruit. It is luscious and sweet. But when I don't bite in, I feel a sense of loss. This moment remains a potential feast. It's nutritional value is not used up. Fully present, I experience this moment as full. Soul satisfying. And I am complete.

Affirmation:
I am fully present and leaning in to this soul satisfying moment.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

in peace


Instead of expecting peace to show up, today I am practicing creating peace.
The practice includes the following:
  • accepting what is
  • not reading into what people are saying
  • appreciating the beauty in this moment
  • keeping my mind on whats in front of me now
  • taking care of my needs
  • being kind to others
  • breathing deeply and slowly for several breaths
  • practicing gratitude for where I am right now
Affirmation
 Peace increases as I embrace this beautiful moment.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

intention


Today I've set the intention to be healthy, to be in loving, supportive, dynamic relationships, to live abundantly and cause abundance in the lives of those I touch and to be a leader in the awakening of Love. Once my intention is set, my mind and heart move steadily towards the intention. When I set the intention in love, with kindness, with encouragement, I move steadily towards it's realization. However when I use will, pressure or force to fulfill my intention, my mind will back away, because, the ego doesn't like to be dominated.
So I am handling myself with kindness, and providing loving and clear reminders of my intentions. I am open to my intentions manifesting as “this or something better,” knowing that Spirit will provide the perfect form for my growth now.

Affirmation
Today I am the perfect fulfillment of my intentions.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

awakening!

It's a new day. I awaken with a sense of possibility. Within this moment, there is even a sense of doubt. The questions: “why, how and when” raise their heads. I choose to not grasp the questions for to follow the questions is to doubt. Doubt restricts, clogs and obstructs the flow. I'm giving it up, and replacing it with faith. With faith I enter flow. Today I choose to return to the knowingness that everything is working out exactly as it should. I have faith in my vision, and my talents, in my sense of timing and energy. Today I have faith in everyone I meet and everyone I don't meet. I have faith that life is unfolding perfectly in this moment.

Affirmation
Today I choose faith, and I feel at peace.