Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Words I Live By

The first three words are sufficient, but the entire quote is the realest thing I've ever heard and experienced for myself. Do this and watch as parts of your life fall away like autumn leaves, and other areas, new areas, spring up and bloom like the flowers, plants, and trees of May.

If you haven't tried it, I recommend it.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meditation: Try it for yourself :-)

Today is day 9 of the 21-Day Meditation Challenge with Deepak Chopra and I'm grateful for the effects it's already had on me. I'm calmer, less anxious, more peaceful and more faithful. I've let go of a few things that don't serve me well, and am envisioning my desires and am watching them manifest in my life.

Anyone can take 15 minutes to sit, listen to guided meditation, close their eyes and deep breathe. Just try it if you're looking to decrease stress, acquire more peace, joy and abundance. It's free and 81,378 people of FB like it including some of my friends. This is one those cases where I think it would be healthy to jump on the bandwagon.


Just a little stress-decreasing tip!



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

An Open Heart is a Magnet for Positive Energy

Sunday's are my sacred days. For me, it's a day of praise, reverence, family and Super Soul Sunday!! I love my Super Soul Sundays on OWN. Just a couple of a weeks ago, Oprah interviewed Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul. The premise of the book is to show you how to get to your deeper spiritual self. I can always use help in that area especially when dealing with stress, painful patterns, and substantial losses, "Yes, please. Show me how to tap into my spirit." I read the first few sections of the book. It talked about reaching a higher consciousness, by separating yourself from your thoughts and just being aware of them. Higher consciousness is being aware of the awareness in you, the self that is the listener of the thoughts, the self that is aware of those thoughts. If you want a deeper description, I implore you to pick up the book or download it.

What really captivated me, though, was a section on energy. Just as much as Singer spoke about energy, he spoke about the heart. The heart is an energy center, also known as one of our many chakras. He said that as a result of fear, pain, various reasons, we close our heart and thus don't allow energy to flow through. He says as much as we're trying to protect ourselves, we're blocking goodness, what I'd consider blessings.

This reminds me of some advice a coworker gave me many years ago. I was in a constant state of "pissedivity." Yes, I totally made that up! lol Work was horrible, men were a mess, I was in pain. I would vent to her and despite the hurt I felt and how much I wanted to shield myself from anyone else inflicting anymore pain, she told me to soften my heart. I wondered how in the world would I do that. But she repeated herself over a long period of time reminding me that being hard and cold was not helping me. The solution to my problem was to soften and open my heart. Hmmmm...

It took time for me to actually implement this action item, but I have to say that my life changed considerably after that. I rekindled friendships, I forgave a man or two ...or three, I found places where I could thrive and people that I could connect with. I was not as easily angered and more understanding. I began to love myself more because I wasn't mad at myself for the "bad" choices I'd made or were to make in the future. I was more creative and overall I pulled myself out of a "pissedivity" hole, a woe-is-me cave. Life changed, energy flowed, and I can attribute it to an open heart. It takes work to keep that chakra open, that's for sure, but when you get the hang of it, I'm sure you'll feel and see the results of the shift.
The Untethered Soul is a great resource on how to open your heart and attract more positivity energy. Check it out :-) Let me know if you've found results by opening your heart.