“You can be a host to God or a hostage to your ego.” Wayne Dyer
Looking for others who are a host to God, their higher power or divine nature. I know those goodseekers are out there. Stand up and make yourself known. I just know that there are so many people of goodness in this universe!
Gratitude for the challenges!
I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.” James Cash Penney, 1875-1971, Founder of J.C. Penney Stores
This is kind of a hard one to swallow, especially if you are going through the problem as we speak. Let me be the first to say that it is in the discomfort of life that we truly get to know who we are and what we are made of. If we went through life never experiencing heartache and challenges, how would we ever get the chance to call ourselves a survivor. Still facing challenges on a daily basis, knowing that I have been at low points before and learned incredible messages that have pulled me through, not only gives me great material for a good memoir but also gives me a great foundation to face challenges that will inevitably come my way. So bringing gratitude to the picture makes the process a lot easier because we get to appreciate what has already happened in our lives. With this attitude, we also get the chance to appreciate the experience of seeing ourselves transform from victim to spiritual warrior! It is a true test of the human spirit where we can take the lesson of a difficult experience that life throws our way and learn to make our journey into something even more beautiful than if it never happened! Instead of withering, we get to grow, move forward and meet life with love and compassion from the wound. To my fellow warriors, thank you for a job well done!
If music be the food of love, play on.
What brings great joy to our lives? What brings great happiness to our days? What brings great passion to our endeavors? What brings great love? A simple answer is the music that surrounds each of us. Whenever you are in a place where you feel stuck or trapped, turn to music to lift your spirits. There you will find the best avenue in the world to evoke joy, happiness, passion and certainly the dance of love. Whenever you are without words to express what is stirring in your soul, turn to the lyrics of a song to express those feelings that make you feel alive once again. Whenever you desire to set a certain mood to dance to, to cry to, to sing to, to play to, look to the music that great artists have shared over time and let it guide you to the exact place that you need to go. And at that place, you feed your soul with the music that is the food of love, the ingredient to live a wondrous life. It is the music of love, the music of life, that helps to unblock you so that you can experience the incredible energy all around that begs to be enjoyed. There is nothing better than a beautiful melody coming from a violin, it helps to release that gentle breath of peace. There is nothing more joyous than the beautiful aria of a soprano, it helps you connect to an otherworldly emotion. There is nothing more vibrant than the musical beat that awakens the dance inside of you, it enables you to begin the celebration of life once again. So if you need an immediate boost so that you can once again feel grateful again, heal your soul with music. If you want to experience more of the love that is just waiting there in life, put on your favorite song, turn up the radio, or even grab an instrument and just play on because music stirs the soul!
“You can be a host to God or a hostage to your ego.” Wayne Dyer
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
-Saint Francis of Assisi
And away we go, spreading magical pixie dust all about me with the knowing that as long as I move forward my dreams shall come true! I will start by doing what is necessary for my soul to thrive on a daily basis. For the payoff is great as I move away from the pain of withering away that is too much to bear. I will start by learning on a daily basis based upon the lessons life presents to me. For when I do, I will gather the tools necessary to clarify my intentions and align with the process to see my dreams through. I will start by looking to the field of potentiality and expecting what I already know to be true in my heart. For I am a part of the divine and I am extraordinary as are we all. I will start by doing what is possible for me and by embracing the joy of each moment. For when I do, I will start to enjoy who I am and my purpose convinced that I have already succeeded disregarding any fear of failure. When I step into my path as a confidence spirit, I know that my life will start to flow effortlessly. For with this attitude, the path that once looked challenging has changed. For as I start to dance with confidence, this movement has happily taken me across any mountain before me. And the acceptance of my journey has transformed my life’s perspective to appreciate any opportunity to see the glorious sunrise alighting the world on the other side. Stepping into my bliss on a brand new day believing in the possibility of all things good.
“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”
Margaret Cousins 1905-1996, Writer
There is magic when you express appreciation in your life. The most valuable things in life don’t cost anything.
Grateful little acts of love in any form can have a lasting impact on the recipient. If someone supported you during a difficult time, let them know how important their presence was. If you have succeeded in life because someone believed in your talents, what better way to acknowledge their part than by saying thank you. If someone’s kindness changed the trajectory of your day, what better way to return the favor by expressing your own kind gratitude to do the same. There are so many ways to express appreciation, the sky is the limit. Hugs, smiles, cards, notes, flowers, showing up, music, an expression of love, (did I say hugs???) There are so many people who walk through your days. The ones who make a difference imprint on your heart their own special brand of love that changes you for the better. You are who you are today because of the love that was shared. Appreciation is the best way to acknowledge those gifts from the universe and keep them coming! There is magic when you tell another that they are valued beyond belief. There is magic when you connect with another from a place of esteem and recognition of their worth in your life. There is magic in sharing the greatness offered through willingly putting into words what you gratefully feel inside. When you listen to your heart and respond in kind to another, the positive reverberations will impact another in ways you may never know. How magnificent both the giver and the receiver will feel for appreciation is an act of service to them both. If you put into actions or words all the love in your heart, how much better this place we live in will be.
“Your love of life can carry you through any circumstance.”
Chinese fortune cookie
When you wake in the morning with the desire to experience love, what you don’t already realize is that it is already there. Right at your center, pulsating in your heart, coursing throughout your entire body. The one ingredient that is needed for this miraculous discovery is the intention to acknowledge it right here, right now. It is not something that is unattainable for you when you realize that it is you, You are love, with all your gifts and all your flaws. You are love. And, when you agree it shall set you free. Free from all the illusions of the world that try to keep each of us separate and apart. And when you embrace this, open your wings and let your heart fly, stand back and watch the amazing connections unfold and a love of life take over. Let this thought take you through the challenges and catapult you forward towards an incredible future no matter what happens. May you remember that you are love and are loved and pass on this good news!!!
Accept where you are-
Embrace the love that surrounds you –
Keep moving forward!
And acknowledge that you are love!
A good deed can certainly go a long way. One act of kindness can send shock waves into a world that desperately needs it. A kind word, a compassionate smile, an understanding glance or a moment of communication and clarity; these are all examples of the many different forms of goodness that can be shared readily and easily with so many around us. For it will never be your material possessions that comfort you when you are weary, lonely or lost, it is the love that you share by personally connecting with others in a small or big way that does. Believe in your potential to be a light in this world that can brighten up all that surrounds you. When you do, you cannot even begin to imagine the magnificent and profound impact that your little light will have. If you resolve to go through your days and sparkle like magical pixie dust, perhaps your mere illuminated presence can radiate love on a corner of the world that was once in the dark. And, if you were lucky enough to have been touched by the flame of another candle, pass the fire on that now resides in you so that you can share the glow. If you are blessed with the warmth that accompanied the love of a simple act of care, then choose to pay it forward so others can experience the great fortune of being lit from within. In a world filled with many who are frustrated and angry because of isolation and being misunderstood, when you bring your light to their world the goodness can be shared so that when you need a little assistance yourself it will come back around. When you choose to be a light in this world, you can rest easy that you have contributed to the great karmic circle of love that is so needed in an otherwise weary world.
“Focus on positive things, then positive things will be attracted into your life- Breathe positive, think positive, be positive!”
How wonderful it is to be a believer in the power of positive thinking. How empowering it is to experience the energy behind this approach to life. However, just by practicing a positive mindset does not mean that we are shielded from the trials and tribulations in life. It just means that with this mindset, we can establish habits that make us mentally stronger for those hard times when they come. Once upon a time, we were all little children who innocently wanted to believe that as long as we set out to do good in the world only good would come our way. The problem with this approach is that as children we were not prepared for the disappointment when life dealt difficult blows that challenged this paradigm. As we matured and desired to gain a better understanding or our world, we were faced with the choice to see the world in one of two ways best stated by Einstein, “One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” And if we choose to see everything as a miracle, this allows each of us to find the good in the challenge so that we all can learn, grow and open our minds to the opportunity that is always there. To be positive does not mean that our lives will never experience hardship, it just means that in the hardship as long as we persevere we will find the beauty along the way and there we can all discover our miracles. For we live in a world where we cannot expect to escape the realities of the human experience, nor would we want to. That would mean missing out on the moments of joy and happiness that can come from times of pain and suffering. When we take a positive approach, instead of feeling broken and destroyed when we hit the proverbial bottom, we can find the opportunity to be broken open, like a rosebud feeling the pain as it is ready to burst open with all of its beauty. To think positive, we can buy into the belief that this universe is conspiring in our favor to continue to encourage the greatness in each of us. When we are empowered this way, then we are sure to attract people who believe the same. In the good times and bad, it seems like good advice to just be and breath positive, think positive and be positive! There we can all be blessed with the miracle of each moment no matter what it is.
“It’s always too early to quit.”
Norman Vincent Peale
Ever wonder what your purpose is- what you are meant to do with your life- what will allow you to make a difference so that you can leave this world better for having known the beauty of you? I truly believe that each person has his or her own specific mission on this journey. And when each person makes it their goal to live out that mission, how lucky we will all be. One important thing to remember as each of us delves into the magical mystery that waits for each one of us is to step into your path and be all true to yourself no matter what. Just be. Each of us must honor the music in our soul to really discover what we are all about and what life has to offer us. To do that, we must hold strong to our intuition as our guide. To do that, we must not allow others to tell us who we are. To do that, we must separate ourselves from the opinions of others so that we can truly embrace the dream that resides in our hearts. Each person is specifically qualified to make the best decisions for themselves. As each of us continues to develop and continue to learn who we are by virtue of life’s unique lessons, we become more in tune to the perfect beat to march to. And as we move towards our goals that will strengthen our purpose, we begin to appreciate our gifts because they are exactly what we need on the journey. Remember each step of the way is an opportunity to learn. And until your last breath, even in the face of adversity, it is too early to quit in life’s magnificent endeavor to discover who you are and what you can become. So take a deep breath and get ready to go!!!
Today, you are cordially invited to experience life through a heart that seeks joy! Joy joy joy will infuse your world if you let it in! I invite you to do so and change the trajectory of your day!!! Through music, dance. Through laughter, smile. Through connections, belong. Through nature, breath it in. See your world a little differently if necessary, as am opportunity not a burden. Just Open Your mind, heart and soul to the beauty that surrounds you. I invite you to commit to the mantra and repeat over that ” I will light up every room I walk into.” See your world change. Will you accept my invitation, today and everyday! Just open your life to JOY!