Hello Friends, Re-membering, memorializing, honoring those we love, those who served our country known and unknown to us, those who paid the ultimate price. Recently, I found a bracelet I purchased in the sixities at the state fair for POW/MIA’S with the name of a man I never knew and never found out about although I looked for news about him for years. I have never been to the Vietnam Memorial, but when I go, I will search there as well. I lit a candle, closed my eyes and let myself connect with my spirit and then with his. I sent him light and love, thanked him for his sacrifice, and blew out the candle, releasing my intention to be carried to him where ever he may be. I felt good. What will you do in your own big or small way to observe the spirit of this day–to connect with your way of RE—MEMBER–ING?
Could there be a time when loving yourself first would be wrong?
If we are of the belief that all are one, that we are connected through the Divine, that pure heart-centered intelligence moving through each of us from one great Source is what we honor when we serve another, what would our choices be?
If we allowed this belief to shape our life, how would we choose to respond to another? Would our desire to serve another come from a sense of self love?
Have you experienced the healing power of love–that physical opening of the heart, the rush of energy that lights up the body sending warmth to every cell and then moves beyond out into the world? It must begin with the self–ME LOVING ME–YOU LOVING YOU. This weekend I took a workshop that focused on learning how to move the energy in the body from a Chinese Qigong Master. He was gifted in his presentation of the material, but mostly he radiated the energy of love. My experience from being in his presence and doing the gentle but powerful exercises was a deeper feeling of love for self and a new awareness of my thoughts. I began to see that when under stress I movivate myself with fear. Self talk that says something like “if you don’t do this than that ……” usually some kind of loss or disappointment or something I REALLY don’t want to happen. Often when learning a new skill, I focus on what needs improvement immediately. Through the Master’s gentle guidance, I noticed how WELL I was doing the exercises, the ease I felt in my body and the force within me that responds readily to gentle loving kindness. I was left with a deep feeling of inner peace, greater self-love and an intention to stay conscious of how I am talking to me. My question is: “How do you talk to you?” What would happen if you spent today listening to your words to yourself? If you speak kindly with love to yourself then can you intention to expand that? If not, what would be the first step you would take to change that and are you willing to do it?