One thing that I find myself doing on a daily basis, sometimes hourly basis…sometimes minute by minute, is choosing to Live. That’s with a capital “L”. It’s so easy to move through my day, weeks, month going through the motions of life rather than really living them.
What do I mean by that?
I mean: When my husband stops me in the hallway for a hug and and a kiss, I stop myself, both physically and mentally, bringing myself into that moment and being fully Present. I get to experience him/us in a way I could not had I continued on with the thoughts and the forward momentum of my day. I get to appreciate that moment we shared, which is then stored as a memory in every cell of my body…a memory of Love.
I mean: When I’m doing various tasks throughout the day, paying attention to where my thoughts are, where my attention lies. Focusing on enjoyment of the process of life in that moment. If it’s something I usually find tedious or don’t like doing, easing into an energetic space of gratitude for simply being physically able to do it. Simple, isn’t it?
I mean: When faced with challenges which would potentially cause emotional pain, stepping into a Loving space where I am willing to walk through the fear, the unknown, with the overarching energy that all is always well and I have the ability to shift myself into a better feeling place any time I desire to, and that if I have created a situation which feels less than good, I can create something that feels better too.
We are NEVER victims of our circumstances. We have created them, along with the Universe, for a purpose sometimes greater than what we may presently comprehend or feel. Setting judgement of those circumstances aside and simply Loving eases everything. Awareness of our participation in the creation and of our power to create something better. Willingness to move forward in Love. Patience for the better-feeling situation we are intending to manifest. Faith that it will. Compassion for ourselves and others. Understanding our Miraculous, Spiritual nature and how, as Creative beings, we get to design the life we desire then Lovingly going about designing it from that moment forward. This is Life!
Love to you all! xox
Please forgive me.
I Love you.
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!
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
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!
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!!
“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”
― Charlie Chaplin