Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In it’s brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action
The glory of power—
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Love to you all!
It’s okay to take a few minutes to close your eyes and just breathe so you won’t say something you don’t want to say. It’s okay to feel like you want to say something you don’t want to say. It’s okay not to beat yourself up. You are divine. You are perfect just the way you are, in every moment of every day.
It’s okay to feel sadness coming up from your core and not be able to stop yourself from the tears that follow. Cry. Cry a lot if that’s what you need. Then, wipe your eyes and blow your nose and remind yourself you are Loved beyond measure and you are powerful beyond measure and you have the ability to create anything and everything you desire.
It’s okay that all your plans and dreams are not manifesting yet. Focus on how you feel right now and create the feeling of dreams manifested. Then, do the next inspired thing, without resistance. That may mean taking out the trash or cleaning the toilets. Whatever it is, be in the moment with gratitude. Have fun. You are the director of the show.
It’s okay to feel any way you feel. If something feels “bad” then shift your focus or your perspective or change your thought about it. Change how you feel about it.
It’s ok to be strong. It’s ok to be weak. It’s okay to be everything you are in any given moment.
It’s okay to be YOU!
Much Love!! oxoo
We’ve all heard the saying “There are no guarantees in life.” Dying while in labor with my daughter was the last thing I expected to happen that morning. I had the expectation of a safe delivery, but that expectation was not met. I had all these plans for my life afterward, but those plans changed, and in a big way.
This virus has no consideration for the outline you have of your life. It is here, and may not be going anywhere. Consider that for a moment. A virus that we know little about, one there is no vaccine or at this point, no medications to treat, may be a continuous threat for the foreseeable future. Our lives have been fundamentally altered in one foul swoop, leaving many reeling, wondering how they are going to manage themselves now.
Our personal and professional lives, in some cases, have been turned upside down. From the cashier at any store in America to the physician (or physician assistant in my case ;), the financial impact of this pandemic is significant, for some irreversibly damaging to their lively hood.
But, I ask you, is this a “bad” thing?
We are here to expand in awareness of who we are. We are here to connect with ourselves in a fundamental way so we may then better connect with one another. It is through our connections that we grow and become Who We Are. Sometimes things need to be shaken up in a big way for this to happen. No matter the source of this virus, whether you believe the scientists or the conspiracy theorists, its here. My question is, what are you going to do with the time you have on this earth, right now? Are you going to continue on in the same way as before? My guess is the world won’t let you. None of us are going to be able to, and that’s a good thing.
Focusing on what we have gained from this virus being present at this time in our lives, rather than what it has taken, completely turns our experience around. We go from the perception of loss to one of gain. We have gained time either alone, or with family. We have gained time to consider where we are in our lives and where we’ve always wanted to be. What is your hearts desire? What do you want to do that you haven’t done yet because fear has kept you from it?
Now. Now is the time to make the changes that will allow for greater growth and spiritual expansion. Fighting the changes, lamenting about how life will never be the same, keeps you stuck in the old when all your soul wants is to let the new rush in.
Say “YES” to your life and your life will step up to meet you. Every. Single. Time.
Much Love to you !! xox
I’m one of those people who chooses to look for the silver lining in everything that happens. No matter what has occurred to derail us from our planned or expected path, causing us to pause and say “Why?” there are positive aspects which we can recognize and focus our attention on. Remember, energy flows where attention goes. If you want to feel more anxiety, frustration, anger or fear, focus on all the things which evoke these emotions within you (which are also then projected outwardly to everyone and everything around you, as energy is.) If you want to feel love, appreciation, awe, admiration, joy, peace and contentment, then focus on those aspects which evoke these feelings. You can create them by how you choose to perceive what’s happening around you.
This pandemic is what it is in this moment. All you or I can do is what’s recommended in terms of staying physically safe. In terms of our emotional well-being, I recommend using the Twelve Principles for Daily Living to help center and focus our attention and allow them to help guide our thoughts and actions toward those emotions and states of being that feel good.
In the midst of this seemingly huge disruption of life as we know it, we can be willing in every moment to choose to see it as an opportunity to practice being more aware of how we feel and how we are responding to the bodies’ impulses, the world around us and others in our lives. We can respond in ways that are loving, compassionate, courageous, patient, present, purposeful, faithful, spiritual, creative. We can look at ourselves, the people we love, nature in all it’s beauty, the perfectness of everything as miraculously constructed for our benefit, for our en-joyment, to be in joy rather than in fear about the unknown. This is what we are here for. When we are able to be in a state of being which reflects all these Principles, not only do we feel good, those around us pick up on our energetic vibration. They benefit too.
Much Love to You!
This is a phrase that anyone who’s into self-help/spirituality probably hears a lot. When you don’t “know” what to do, “Just do the next right thing.”
Sometimes it eludes us completely, other times, it is crystal clear.
For me, during the Covid-19 health crisis, it is the latter. I am a Physician Assistant who has worked in Emergency Medicine for many years. Through a series of synchronous events, prior to the crisis becoming the crisis it is, I found myself laid off my job with pay for 3 months. As I was looking for temporary positions while plans were laid for a permanent position, I was guided to serving in NYC.
I am here to be of service in whatever way I can be. Right now, it means taking care of people in a place and time where they need it so desperately. I am not afraid. I am not, at the same time, burying my head in the sand about the risks. I deeply feel that I am protected with all of the PPE available to me (which they have plenty of now) and my energetic disposition of “all is well.” My plan is to bring my expertise and Love to everyone I encounter.
Walk courageously today, then maybe tomorrow too.
Much Love to all of you!
Let’s talk about this. If you had to give a percentage of head space dedicated to fearful thoughts in any 24 hour period, how much would it be?
For anyone who understands the power of our thoughts, well then they are that much more aware of how important it is to monitor them. For anyone who doesn’t understand the power our thoughts have, I would suggest reading/listening to anything to do with Law Of Attraction. Books on this subject date back thousands of years. It’s concepts are in the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita and so many written works that came afterward. One really interesting read is a book by Prentice Mulford titled ‘Thoughts Are Things’. Written in the latter part of the 19th century, Prentice was a progressive thinker for that time period. The words and phrases and examples he uses are interesting and it’s a really great example of how powerful we are as humans.
During this time of such uncertainty, those predisposed to fearful thinking may be more so and it can become VERY difficult to function in daily life. Perhaps keeping the following concepts in the forefront of our thoughts may help ease the worry around the “not knowing” and help us to stay longer in periods of trust in the processes of life and peaceful existence. When our (ego) thoughts want to go to ones of fear, remember the following:
Write these down and put them in your pocket. Take them out and read them when you feel off balance or find your thinking is out of control. Let go.
Sending out so much Love to you! xox
I love creating my life. I love imagining what it is I’d most like to do with my days, of the experiences I’ll have and people I’ll connect with. I love putting myself there and feeling the excitement of being in places where there are many others just like me, all sharing and growing and enjoying.
There’s one part of this process, though, that I am only now beginning to really take part in in the way I know I’ve needed to in order for all I desire to come about. That is the experience of true ease and joy along the way.
I’ve been waiting for this state of being to come in the way it is now.
Lately, I’ve been feeling very different. Different in the sense that, I’m still me, yet I’m a new and improved version of me. I feel calmer, even more so than before (and I’m quite chill to begin with lol). This calm is infused with more love, deeper love, than before and it is unconditional.
I just feel great!
Much Love to you all!!