Monthly Archives: August 2014
I asked the Universe, nothing happened
I did my affirmations, nothing happened
I yelled it out, nothing happened
I cried and asked why, nothing happened
Then I heard a voice in my head “remember:
When you asked, that car that swerved, something happened
When you did affirmations, the new friend you made, something happened
When you yelled out, that extra check came in, something happened
When you cried, your electric stayed on during the storm, something happened
I silently said Thank You,
I lifted my head and spoke out loud Thank you
I raised my arms and yelled out Thank you
I smiled, my heart melted & my shoulders dropped
Then IT just happened,
I didn’t ask, IT just happened
I didn’t need the affirmations, IT just happened
I didn’t yell, IT just happened
I didn’t cry or ask why, IT just happened
A recent challenge that has been making its way around facebook finally made it to me… and as I accepted the challenge it made me think. The challenge was to state 3 positive things about yourself each day for 7 days! Wow…..coming up with 21 good things about me???? How could I find that many? V-8 slap…..really? Why would that be so hard? It’s so easy to see the great and wonderful things in other people. Why is so hard to see them in ourselves? Is it because we don’t want to seem vain or conceited? Or do we truely not see our own value? Then as I passed the challenge along to two lovely ladies that I would have no problem stating the many positive things about them….their reaction was the same as mine….UGH! How can I???? But they took the challenge so let’s see what they come with….lets see what I come up with!
I challenge ALL of you….maybe not 21 things….but make a list of atleast 10 (more if you can!) wonderful things about you or your life! Add one thing in comments! I believe that writing (or typing) it makes it more concrete and more believable to you. I even made it easier by adding your life in there! YOU are wonderful! YOU are beautiful! YOU are kind and compassionate! YOU are gifted! YOU are blessed!
One of my favorite sayings really fits here: “There is none better than me, and I am better than none”. WE are all amazing & wonderful spirits learning & growing every day!
Yesterday I posted a guided meditation for Chakra balancing and it occured to me that maybe we should give a brief intro to what they are and what they do. Many people are familiar with the word and even the colors…..but many aren’t sure what they are. The Chakras are a spinning wheel of energy and our power centers through out our bodies. We have many but there are seven main ones that align up & down the center of our physical body. Each main Chakra will reflect a psychological, emotional & physical well being or dis-ease in that area. These wheels of spinning energy are like a data base….every thought and experience you have ever had (and some believe prior lives as well) are recorded & stored here. The Chakras should be spinning in a steady clockwise direction. If a Chakra is blocked or misdirected then it can lead to emotional or physical illness. I could go on and on with info on them but here is a quick guide to the 7 main Chakras, their location, color & purpose starting from the base and moving up:
ROOT (red) is located at the base of the spine and holds our being grounded & feeling stable.
SACRAL (orange) is located just below the navel and hold family connection,emotions & sexuality.
SACRAL (yellow) is located just below the diaphram and holds the self power/self esteem.
HEART (green & pink) is located in the obvious space of the physical heart…this hold the ability to love & be loved.
THROAT (blue) is located in the center of the throat and holds the communication abilities.
THIRD EYE (indigo) is located in the center of the brow and holds our intuition and ability to see beyond the physical.
CROWN ( silver or lavender) is located just above the top of the head and is our spiritual connection and our faith.
A lady walks around a “superstore” browsing for a gift. As she takes a necklace off the rack and puts it in her cart, she sees an old friend. After some small talk the friends says “did you hear about Emily’s Hand Made Jewelry Shop closing?”….she replies “no!…..I was just there a few months ago! She made some beautiful things, ….I wonder what happened?”. She continued around the “superstore” to the bakery department to grab some dessert for the evening and runs into another friend. They chit chat a bit and then the friend says “did you hear about Freds Bakery closing down?”…she replies…..”that wonderful little shop on the corner? They were there for years and made the best pies….I wonder what happened?”. She saddly shakes her head and wanders to the register to check out…finding the shortest line she takes her place and waits. When she finally makes her way to the cashier…..she gets a grumbled thanks, gets her change and moves on her way. She thinks to herself…..it was so much nicer & more personal at the small shops…..such a shame to hear they were closing.
The next time you need to grab a unique gift, a new outfit or maybe dessert….take minute to think about the small local business that would so appreciate your popping in. The “superstores” won’t miss a few patrons in a day but it could make or break the mom & pop shops and they will appreciate your visit! Don’t just talk about how nice the shops are….go to them! Don’t be using the “superstores” all the time and be saying later “I wonder what happened?”
So whats the plan? How is your day going to go? Are you ready & set for a wonderful day or are you prepared for a miserable day? Have you decided already?
If your first thought upon waking is “ugh, this is going to be a day from hell” or “gggrrrrr……its going to be such a busy day and I’m going to exhausted” then that exactly what you’ll get! Wouldn’t it be better to wake up, stretch, smile and say “I’m alive and breathing and its going to be a wonderful day!” or “It’s going to such a busy day and I’ll be so productive and then when I’m done, still have plenty of energy to enjoy the evening”. If we create what we think….and I’m a firm believer in that….then we can create the day with our first thoughts….or our last thoughts before falling asleep the night before. Even if you don’t believe in manifesting….you have to take into consideration that your thoughts still set a mood or mind set and it carries into your day. How many times have you had a bad morning….maybe you stubbed your toe getting up then spilled your coffee all over, ran out of hot water for your shower then were late to work….and the day seemed bad all through it? Or on the opposite side you had a great morning…and the day seemed to flow smooth? Thats not to say life doesn’t throw a curve in there sometimes…yes, things can still go wrong…..but think about how you start your day. Why not give it every chance possible of being the best day you’ve ever had!?
Why do so many try to be like everybody else? They dress the same…whats considered “in fashion” or the “current trend” is all you’ll find in their wardrobe. The newest hair style 7 make up fads. Even behavior follows the trends. Is it the fear of not being liked? Not fitting in? Or maybe it’s even a fear of standing out. Let go of the fear and be the you that fits you & not everybody else! Think about it……all of the fads & styles started with somebody doing something different. You are the only one that can be the best at being you!!!!!!