Friday, December 30, 2011

resolutions


For many the beginning of a new year is the time for resolutions. I’d like to propose a different way of thinking about resolutions.  This year I am considering resolving and transforming patterns that no longer serve me.  
I am committing to resolving the inconsistencies in my actions that have led to “less than” full easy and balanced flow in: health, relationships, money, work and play.  My New Year’s offering to you is a series of affirmations that are designed to create abundant flow every day of the new year!

New Year Affirmations:

Vitality and vibrant health are coursing through me now!

I am Love in each thought, word and action and joy fills all of my relationships.

Perfect work generates lavish abundance now!

Abundance flows freely through all of the nooks and crannies of my mind and my life.

Today I let go and let laughter flow.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

giving and receiving are one


I am reflecting on the power in generosity.  Today I awaken to the joy of giving and determine to make generosity my focus. What I give is not as important as the act of giving. I am stretching into generously giving money, things, patience, time, kindness, understanding and love.  And my heart is receiving the perfect abundance of Divine Love.

Affirmation:

Today I give exuberantly and receive perfect bounty.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

encyclopedia of gratitude

I'm pleased as punch to have an entry accepted at the Encyclopedia of Gratitude:
click here to see the full post.

"It’s been raining here in New Jersey for over a week now. Everything feels damp and swollen. Even the dollar bills in my wallet are limp. I was getting very tired of the rain, and then it began to peter off and hope sprung up for a sunny day.

But the rain has started up again tonight with a vengeance. Heavy hard rain beating on the tops of garbage cans is announcing itself loudly. This rain is talking to me, convincing me that it is good, that I should be grateful for it. So I’m now practicing feeling grateful for the rain, embracing the rain and loving it. I’m thinking about the way the rain nourishes the earth and washes away the old. I am grateful for the rain—and soon, I might be grateful for an ark."

http://encyclopediaofgratitude.tumblr.com/post/14496542858/rain

Sunday, December 18, 2011

more change


Sometimes change feels like a yawning void, a not knowing what is to come. Within me is a desire to plan everything out so that I know what I’m stepping in to. Yet even when I plan to do things in a specific way Life will often create a different experience.  I am embracing the balance between creating a plan and being open to surprises. For instance I plan that I will work in a particular profession and my income will be this much and come from that particular source; that I will live here in this specific place with these particular people, and so on.  Perhaps an entirely different set of circumstances that hasn’t entered my mind will show up.

Affirmation

I am inspired with new points of view and open to many paths now.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

oneness


There is pain and there is pleasure, and joy and sadness. There is day and night, and also hunger and fullness. I am experiencing the polarities in life and deciding to be a fulcrum between the two extremes. That neutral place between extremes receives and supports all experience yet doesn’t hold on to it. I am experiencing that fulcrum as love.

Affirmation

I live the oneness of Life in its most exquisite form: Love

Sunday, December 11, 2011

holding space for love


Last week I spent a good bit of time thinking about a break in communication with a dear one. I struggled with holding space for love when I felt abandoned and unloved. I rehearsed feeling abandoned by talking with others about my experience. Then I woke up and realized I was strengthening my experience of abandonment by repeating it over and over. So I let it go and moved into a neutral emotional space. I needed this space to feel well again. After a few days I felt good within myself and I began practicing loving. Loving loving and more loving. Then I felt the energy around this relationship change. I was generating love, and the “other” was receiving it, even though we weren’t talking.  A few days passed and then I received a phone call from this dear one.  The energy had truly shifted and we were sharing love again.

Affirmation

I am committed to holding space for love in all relationships!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

staying committed to the goal


I’m experiencing stuff coming up and getting in the way of completing tasks. These small tasks are important! They’re steps in fulfilling my goals. Today I’m taking a stand to stay on course. Today I am following through with small yet important tasks. Today’s magic number is three. Three tasks completed and I’m free to move into the rest of the day!

Affirmation

I am focused, productive and energized! I am completion!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

stepping into now


So easy for my mind to wander. Being distracted by my own thoughts about everything and anything past present and future is my biggest source of leaving the moment. And I wonder: what will happen; how will this work out; when will it come to pass; why is this situation happening, etc.  Gradually I awaken to discover that I’m off track.  Staying on track is the goal so with a calm reminder I gently bring myself back to this present moment. 

Affirmation

Thank you for this perfect now moment!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

choosing anew


I could continue with patterns as they are and it would be ok. I am choosing to let go of “ok” and move into dynamic change! I am choosing to live a bigger life. I am choosing to take risks. I trust the one life within which I live and move and have my being. I am inviting the universe to support me now. I am opening up my arms and welcoming the flow of good here now.
Affirmation:
The one life richly supports me now, revealing the perfect path through which my genius effortlessly flows into the world, creating good for me and everyone I touch.