Whenever I manage to surrender into a feeling that everything is in perfect order, the Universe is orchestrating the circumstances and events to deliver to me all the things that are in perfect vibrational harmony with what I am wanting.
This morning's post was inspired by Abraham. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂
What kind of thoughts/attitude could help me achieve that?
Here are some ideas, volcanic eruption of desire to remain youthful and feeling good in my physical body:
Most people agree than one can stay young forever - in their heart. And yet, every time they meet a new person, they want to know their age. Why? So they can compare, judge, rate the level of success in that human's life? And why is not-knowing making them uneasy?
Years ago I realized I no longer had any interest in anyone else's age and I also stopped talking about my own number of calendar years, spent on this planet in this lifetime.
I received a mixed bag of reactions. Some people took my no-age-policy in good humor while others felt outright offended. It took me some time to stop minding either one of the responses, even when a caring person went as far (to make things right!) as publicly announcing my age to a larger group of people.
What age really is is moving through this time-space reality. Just like clouds, like planets, like the seasons. But spring never gets old, does it?
Humans have been and still are avid measurers of time, therefore it's a challenge to remove oneself from the feeling of ageing as the years go by. But it is possible to remove oneself from the feeling of declining.
Last but not least, countless people I met gave me the same advice, over and over: "Don't ever get old, it's no fun!"
My answer to that was always the same.
I said, "I promise!"
It's one promise I intend to keep... 🙂
Oh, by the way, today's scripting was also inspired by Abraham. What a blessing you all are!
Today, for the first time, I'm including scripting into my morning routine. Writing has been calling me pretty much all of my life, or as long as I can remember. But since the calling is subtle, and I can only hear it occasionally, when I am tuned into that higher frequency of the source, it was rather easy to push it aside and expect it to wait in a corner (that's how most people treat their dogs, isn't it??) for another time, when I have time for that...
I'm adjusting my attitude toward the people in my life and my surroundings to a better feeling one by reaching for thoughts that will make me feel better, at least for some time:
A few days ago I found these fall colored leaves on a tree that looks like some kind of a maple in the woods nearby. They looked stunning against the bright green spring foliage and cloudless, brilliantly blue sky.
In this next segment of my day
Today's scripting was inspired by Abraham. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the many times you've helped me find the way to feel better!! 🙂
I became enchanted with a story of a teenage girl who was next in line, given an opportunity to break the family curse and outwit the Story. So she had to live through several fairy tales and play characters of several fairy tale characters while facing all kinds of difficult challenges and of course, evil creatures.
“Whatever comes,” she said, “cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
And the quote above carries a great life lesson, not only for the princesses of this world, but for anyone who encounters hardships. It really is the greatest triumph slash success one can achieve in their life time when in the midst of a challenge can still remain “a princess,” in other words: finds happiness no matter what the circumstances.
There are times when I am not in a very good mood or for whatever reason and in whichever way - I simply feel bad. It is not a good feeling and certainly not the one I'd want to keep around and nurture into out-of-proportion expansion. Because by now I've learned that the bigger it grows, the more time it takes to dissipate.
So, whenever I notice that feeling of heaviness in my tummy-area, I start looking for ways to lighten things up - right away.
First, I ask myself an easy question, "What do I want?"
The answer to that is always the same and very obvious, "I want to feel better!"
"Why do I want to feel better?"
Rainbow I saw first thing this morning. It was carrying a very clear message, too which I understood perfectly! 🙂
Often in my life, I have to confess, I blamed my parents for certain challenges I was facing, for virtues I haven't learned from them, for things I haven't mastered because they had not taught me... Blame did not improve the quality of my life in any way and I feel really blessed to finally understand (and apply more often!) the following:
In conclusion I have to say that my parents were really great. They gave me the best wisdom and example I could ever get from anyone: they were Daring! They dared to be themselves and different in an environment that hadn't been really supporting or kind to "greenhorns." And on top of that, they never advised me to "try to fit in..." And for that alone I feel eternally thankful!
For some time I had a person in my life who was very helpful with practical, every day tasks around the house and with landscaping. For the last year and a half or so I've been changing my yard and landscaping a lot and I had quite a few really creative ideas that were readily applied around my home.
It now sounds so silly but it really bothered me for a while that this someone then went home and did the same thing there. Feeling this way obviously didn't improve anything at all so I knew I needed to stop this thinking pattern and find another perspective. And I did! All of a sudden it hit me that we all only want to copy great ideas!
Hence, I now see the copying of my landscaping improvements as a cheerful confirmation that my finished landscaping projects are useful, to say the least! :)
One of the things I appreciate most about living on this planet is its vast variety. In a small (or more profound) way, one way or another, every human being adds their own colorful piece to this ever-expanding, ingenious mosaic of an environment, fit to host conscious life.
There is a reason for our personal uniqueness - it's precious to growth and necessary in order to reach new perspectives. But despite the technological boom in recent decades, ancient wisdom and traditions prove to be invaluable, more than words can say.
About one thousand members of four communities from the opposite side of the river Apurimac in Peru have been working together since the time of Incas. Year after year, for centuries, they create an art piece of a grass rope suspension bridge, called Q'eswachaka. It is so unique and different (especially for people from western culture) that it is now attracting attention of many.
This hand crafted bridge represents the continuous link between people, their land and their culture. Thankfully, some ancient traditions survived the test of time, they are just that powerful!
Image credits: © Federico Tovoli Photojournalist
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grow in silence; see the stars, the moon and sun, how they move in silence....
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
It is from out of the indivisible silence that creation flows, and this is where we can all make direct contact with our source of being.
From the book
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu commonly known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian–born Indian Roman Catholic nun. "By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun.
~ Born on Agust 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia
~ Died on September 5, 1997 in Kolkata, India
~ Full name: Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu
Often times I write down citations that very strongly resonate with my heart in that moment. From here you can find a small collection of those quotes that inspired me recently. Enjoy! 🙂
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Forgiveness is calling the butterfly to break free of the bondage of negative feelings of anger, betrayal and sadness, to let go of all the grudges - and fly into a thriving, joyful world of flowers and rainbow - where every butterfly belongs. Because well-being and happiness is everyone's birth right - and the most natural order of things.
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Sooner or later everyone experiences people or events that are much easier to despise and hate - then forgive them and forget. Against most people's belief, however, hating and holding on to the feelings of anger is like poisoning ourselves - while at the same time keeping our happiness and personal growth at bay.
To make things even more challenging, who we need to forgive the most, is also the person who we want to forgive the least. Yet, no matter how difficult forgiving might be, forgiveness always, always, always means freedom. Freedom from bondage of negative feelings and thoughts, freedom to follow our hearts.
My reasons to choose to forgive
Feeling hurt does not make me feel good.
I'd rather feel good than feel hurt.
When I harbor the feelings of hurt, betrayal or sadness - I feel like I'm being chained into a cage of negativity that's sinking deeper and deeper into a dark gap.
I much prefer flying free, like a butterfly or a bird and breathe fresh air, smell the flowers and praise the beauty of life all around me.
Hating someone is a dark place to be in.
I love the light, the sunshine, the blue sky and the rainbow much better!!
Not being able to forgive is like being stuck in a mud hole. The more offended and hurt you feel, the deeper into the mud you sink.
My feet were created to move free, to run across green meadows with colorful blooms, to rest in the cooling shade of mighty trees, and to swim in crystal clear waters all across the blue planet. Mud belongs to other creatures.
Resentment feels heavy. It's dragging me down.
Everyone is responsible for their own behavior and actions. We all harvest what we saw. Therefore, there's no need for me to punish or resent anyone.
The only one my criticism is really hurting - is me.
I carried burdens of judging others long enough. Now I choose to love myself and others instead.
Fear of not being good enough is strangling my connection to the Source and prevents inspiration from flowing.
For as long as I do my best, I am good enough!
Guilt is most often installed into us by authorities - to manipulate us into a certain behavior.
I am willing to forgive myself. I am willing to forgive my parents. I am willing to forgive everyone else who tried to emotionally blackmail me at any point in my life. I choose to no longer live in the past.
Shame is another one of limitations from the past and holding on to it is preventing me from moving on to a higher quality of life.
I am willing to give up my resentment of things that happened in the past. I choose to live in the present moment, I choose to be me. I choose to follow my heart.
Bitterness seals the door to my heart and prevents me from being able to love unconditionally.
I choose to release my bitterness and open my heart widely - to everything that makes me smile.
Image "Happy Butterfly" credits: Daria
I forgive myself, and I set myself free.
There are quite a few lessons I've learned in my life and the list is way too long to mention them all in here. The one that's very much on my mind today, though, is:
One can fall in love or get heartbroken at any age.
Falling in love and being in love is a delicious experience most people desire. And noone really needs instructions or a how-to guide on how to fall in love. It's one of those times when the heart takes over and the mind feels powerless, no matter how many objections it might come up with.
A broken heart, on the other hand, takes some conscious effort to heal. A decision to move on. Strength to forgive. A choice to think about something else. Willingness to look at something that makes me happy, even if only for a moment. Courage to go out and be with people. Daring to laugh. Some time, the shorter the better, to grieve. Treasuring happy memories. Curiosity to learn something new. Trusting that life can still be beautiful. Faith that all is well, Belief that everything always works out for me. And more than anything, loving yourself.
Broken heart takes love to heal, lots and lots of love by myself - for my-self, for the true me, infinite spiritual being that I am. Only when I truly and completely love myself, just the way I am, my heart will heal and feel as light and fluttery and playful as a butterfly again...
Doctoring her seemed to her as absurd as putting together the pieces of a broken vase. Her heart was broken. Why would they try to cure her with pills and powders?
"I'm letting go of all the mind clutter... I'm letting go of all the mind clutter... I'm letting go of all the mind clutter...," is the thought that came to mind as I was sitting quietly early this morning.
Right away this new idea felt uplifting. As I embraced it, my heart literally transformed into a butterfly, light and fluttery and playful, dancing around my chest and making me feel like an innocent child, carefree and blissful.
So, I'm letting go of all the mind clutter, including
My heart feels like a butterfly...
... and instead planting my mind with seeds of happiness, open my conscious mind to thoughts of appreciation, use my eyes to seek beauty, welcome inspiring thoughts and keep smiling at my butterfly-like heart... 🙂
I lovingly forgive myself and others.
Both images above credits
Cameron Diaz, 2013
I swear to god, this is why I love getting older. Just being in the moment.
Women are told if they don't defy nature and stay 25 for the rest of their lives, it's a personal failure.
But I don't want to stay where I was. I don't want to be stagnant. That's where parasites breed. We want fresh, flowing water, from a good source.
A lot of people chase after it because they've been told, "This equals happiness." They chase it, they get it, and then they find out, "Why did I think this was going to make me happy? I'm miserable."
People think of discipline as deprivation. They think it means, 'I can't have all these things I want.' But it actually allows you to have everything you want. You just can't have a sh--ton of it.
Discipline is just being conscious of your choices. People are screwed up about it. They go from one extreme to the other.
I don't have any guilt over anything. It's all one big experience of being alive and engaged.
That's what life is about, being honest with yourself and not being afraid. Fear and failure and all the things that come with pain are actually the best things for you - if you go toward them with the purpose of getting stronger.
Learning is the whole point of life. Nothing's for free. Your personal growth, the questions you ask yourself, the lessons you learn - they're your responsibility. Your desire to be happy or not is all up to you.
I'm 41 years old - I have been through everything, OK? I'm grateful for all of it - whether it was something quick and passing or something that lingered too long. There is not one thing I've been through that hasn't been a lesson that led me to this moment, and I can't believe how great life keeps getting.
I don't know if anyone is really naturally monogamous. We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it's been ingrained in us to do these things.
I truly believe that when you don't understand your body, you forget how to be kind to yourself.
I'm just doing. like, a call to my ladies out there, saying keep your options open. Don't do it for-ever.
I was really self-conscious about people thinking that I thought I was pretty. So I learned to make fun of myself to make people feel more comfortable around me.