Sunday, 18 February 2018

Spirit Speaks -- Do Your Thing

imageIt is really difficult to be your own person if people ridicule you by saying things like "you're weird", or, "you are a freak".  People do not like to see you happy or plugged in to doing your own thing. Why? Because it frightens them that you may be doing something better or greater than what they are doing. 

To maintain our peace, we must learn to say the hard things to those who try to criticize and "you should" us.  The hard things are sayings like "your way is not my way.  Leave me alone."

Today, decide what you would like to do to be doing "your thing".

Many blessings.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Spirit Speaks - Wisdom Comes

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When I am asked, "How can I get back into balance with my life?", my answer is, "Go to Nature".

Yes, it really is that simple. Yet, most people seem to want a long, difficult method of rebalancing.  I think it is because, over time, we have learned to believe that everything is complicated and that we need to go through a lot of steps to get to the end goal.  After all, that is what work is.

Being in balance is a natural state, so, it seems to me, that the best place to balance is in Nature.  It doesn't matter what the season is; it only matters that you go out into nature willingly and with an open mind.

My best drive home from work is one where I have time to look at the trees along the river and, if I am lucky, I see the Eagle guarding the river bank.  The sight of the river, trees, Eagle, and what ever else shows up brings me firmly into the present moment so that all that has been floating in my mind clears away.  I feel refreshed.

Many blessings.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Spirit Speaks - Have a Vision

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The interesting thing about a vision is that so many people tell you that it has to be long term and very big.  Really though, all you need to do is have small, easy to accomplish visions that help you to move through your day, and, eventually, you find that you have moved quite a bit in your life.

Let me give you an example. Suppose you plan a birthday party or retirement party.  You need to see what the end result should look like, in your mind.  Then, you take the pieces of that vision, and break them down into the smaller steps like – catering – and then smaller steps about how to get the best caterer.  You can go back to your vision and see what the food looked like.  Then, you make sure that the food order supports that vision.  You can do the same thing with decorations – what do they look like?  Then find them or find a close match to the vision.

Today, try the visioning process to see where it takes you.

Many blessings.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Spirit Speaks - Just Let Your Light Shine

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When someone asks you what your purpose is, tell them that it is to hold the light, and shine in the darkness.  While they may think that you are goofy or weird, you are really telling them the truth.  All of us just need to be beacons of light in the denseness. 

Many blessings.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

What Do You Need To Know?

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How do you approach troublesome problems with people or with situations that seem to re-occur in your life?  Do you view them as bad people and bad luck? Or, do you ask, "What can I learn from this person or from this situation?"

I read a quote that said, "Our eyes are in the front of our head and not in the back because we need always to look forwards, not backwards". While I think that quote is mostly true, I believe that we sometimes need to stop and take stock of what has been happening to us to see if we can see a pattern. 

When we observe a pattern, then we are beginning to have an insight into our life.  For example, is there a situation where a friend has dumped us as a friend, several times in the last three years?  That is a pattern that shows there is an issue of some sort.  One can say that the problem is theirs.  Yet, we are learning that what happens around us and to us is a reflection of us.  So, the issue is also ours.  Now comes the fun part of figuring out the issue and owning it to resolve it.

Today, take a look at some ongoing issues that you have had over time.  How will you resolve them?

Many blessings.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Nature - About Stillness

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This is a time of great changes, and the stillness is calling to some people.  It is in stillness that we quiet enough to hear the sounds in the silence.  When the sound of traffic, building exhaust fans, and hordes of people talking on their cell phones, disappears – then we reach that place where we can touch the energy of Mother Nature.  Plants, streams, wind in the trees, birds, and insects weave the energy of source.  We feel like we are brushed with a slice of restoring energy.  The stress falls away.  We feel our shoulders and our chest fall open with relief.  We feel grace move into our bodies and we are grateful.

Many blessings.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Never Give Up On A Dream

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If you wonder what your passion is, the quote above tells you so well – it is what you cannot stop thinking about.  It is what you dream about and doodle on pages about.  It is the thing that over powers everything else in your life.

For some people, it is cooking and recipes and food.  For others, it is carving or sewing or showing dogs or, whatever.  The passion is what makes life so much fun. 

Today, pay attention to what you think about and see if you can discover what your passion is.

Many blessings

Thursday, 1 February 2018

February 1, 2018

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February – a time of snow and cold and tempting, warm weather from the chinook winds.. it is a time of change.  The birds are beginning to be more active.  The rabbits are beginning to race around the bushes and dance on the snow.  They can feel the change in the weather.

With confidence, we all begin thinking of warmer weather and sunnier days.  Those of us with vacation time are taking trips to hot, sunny places, preferably with sandy beaches. 

February is the "shaking off the winter" time.  We become energized and we plan things.  We become more active. We become alive.

Many blessings.