Good Morning, What would happen if you went within to find out what you needed today and what your deeper self wants for/from you. If these two requests were aligned, would there be greater ease? Play with a concrete example. What in your life today do you really want and how can you get it easier? Just check in. It doesn’t need to take long nor be complicated. Visualize(VIRTUAL WORKS JUST AS WELL) a lit candle, feel yourself anointing your forehead with the mantra “I ask for clarity of mind” anoint your heart “I ask for purity of heart and anoint two inches below the navel “I ask for strength of spirit.” From this place of clarity, purity and strength make the request to your deeper self. It only takes a moment, then watch your day unfold. Commit to following your inner promptings. Celebrate yourself. This builds trust and is always available to you. Staying connected is the idea. Do not make this a big deal, just strengthen the connection. HAVE A GREAT DAY
Good Morning Friends, Could you take a moment to think about what it is you love?(stop and breathe) Can you feel the effects in your body? Where do you feel it? This is called conscious embodiment. That’s what the people at McDonald’s are aiming for when they flash a Big Mac on the screen at night, hoping you will run out and get one. They get your autonomic responses going (salivating) hoping you will hop in your car, driven by your animal brain and its cravings, to the nearest drive thru. IT WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU! Well, why not use that same response to keep yourself feeling good as much as possible. I feel this when I watch my daughters and daughter in law mother their babies. When I think of my grandchildren, my heart softens, I feel an opening in my chest, my jaw relaxes, I feel the embodiment (in my body) of the vibration of love.,..flow, gentleness , warmth. I feel touched and open to life. I feel this when I look at a piece of art or hear certain music. I recently attended a concert by a dear friend who sang the theme song from the movie Pocohontas with such passion and love that my whole chest opened up and I wanted to sing along right with her(I restrained myself–lucky for everyone since I cannot carry a tune) BUT THE FEELING WAS EXHILARATING. Sometimes when I am a little out of sorts I play a word game– I think of words that make me FEEL REALLY GOOD. GRACE-ELEGANCE -BEAUTY-SIMPLICITY- INTELLIGENCE-INTEGRITY-EASE-AUTHENTICITY-CONFIDENCE-GENEROUS-SEXY just to name a few. It’s a little trick called a word shower and they just happen to be my core values. I am now feeling AMAZING! HAVE SOME FUN WITH THIS. PLAY PLAY PLAY–NOBODY HAS TO KNOW, IT’S ALL GOING ON IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN MIND. ENJOY. Cynthia PS THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS, SO THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVE 😎
At times I wonder about the judgment I sometimes have for those closest to me. On occaison I have judged one or more of “being selfish” which immediately sets me up to be “better than”. After all I am so kind, generous, loving and COMPROMISING! What’s wrong with them? Is there something wrong with them or the lens through which I choose to see them? What if they are better at advocating for what they want and need expecting others to do the same for themselves. What if I am only calling them selfish(of course in my mind ONLY not that they can’t see by my tight jaw and smile) because I cannot or will not get clear in situations about what I really want? I might have to hold my ground when Iwould prefer the absence of conflict. Is it just easier to call them selfish? According to my standard of judgment, if I asserted myself, wouldn’t that make me “selfish” too? Can I treat others any differently than I treat myself? Let me know what you think and HAVE A GREAT LABOR-FREE DAY!
I heard a quote yesterday by Peggy Tabor Millin that resonated with me. ” We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace.” I asked myself what would happen if I lived with more awareness of this thought. How would I interact with the grocery clerk, the station attendant, my waiter or waitress that was serving me? The seemingly anonymous people in my life that I only brush up against in passing—would I look more deeply into their eyes, would I smile readily, not fearing they may not smile back or even acknowledge me? I wondered if I became more intentional about extending the feeling(or vibration) of love would they FEEL it, would it make a difference? There was an author on television the other day who wrote about the rules of civility and he said there is one principle in which all ethical systems are based: “We ought to treat others as ends in themselves rather than a means for our own satisfaction of our immediate needs and desires.” As I thought more about this, I felt something stir within, perhaps a new standard to which I would be willing to hold myself accountable especially when I am rushed. I want to be more conscious of how I touch others, more intentional in each interaction no matter how lightly and that it is I WANT TO EXTEND THE TOUCH WITH LOVE .
Sometimes I distract myself with stimulants, shopping, people, alcohol, overscheduling of activities—-anything that can keep me moving in the opposite direction of what I say I want. Staying connected to my Deeper Guidance will always PROVIDE the next step that moves me in the direction of my intention, even if it is standing still while I get aligned more fully. I CHOOSE TO MOVE AWAY FROM IT. The interesting thing about it being a choice is that I do not always recognize the choice until after I have made it and am steeped in the consequence of it. At that point I am wondering how I left myself, my DEEPER GUIDANCE, my knowing, the feelings of confidence and joyous expectation that accompanies the feeling of being connected. I back track to the place where I can remember feeling connected and focused. I see that I was a bit uncomfortable with the sense of peace–realizing that the feeling of being anxious is like an old friend, so I do(quite unconsciously I might add) what creates that feeling–I trade a soothing cup of chamomille tea for a hit of very strong coffee. Wheee–that gets it going, but shortly there after there is a bit of a crash and it is NOT peaceful. ( DO I HAVE ENERGY CONFUSED WITH ANXIETY?) Then the feeling of anxiety is back and although I do not like it, I KNOW IT. This then is the focus. I watch my thoughts and how they interfere with my desired focus. I am lost to the race. Somewhere down the line I take notice of what IS, and the distance from where I WANT to be. I then attempt to move back into the connection with my DEEPER SELF. This entails the stopping of some behaviors–for me stopping any stimulants, taking time to meditate, walk, write or find quiet time. This immediately begins to turn things around. The first point of reconnection feels good. I then expand that feeling by continuing to do the things that support the guidance and connection. Getting use to the feeling of being peaceful is an inside job that even though I say I WANT, apparently I need to gain a tolerance for. Who would have known? Blessings and PEACE(as much as you can tolerate)!
Well, it has been some time since I have written. Much family visiting for the summer and it has been wonderful. I recently got in to a discussion about the archtype of the prostitute. As usual, more questions arose than answers. Do we all have a prostitute within? Is there something anyone of us would whore ourselves for if push came to shove? I cannot speak for anyone else, but I was surprised to find that I have a big one. Mine is the self discovery whore–and she runs my life with a vengence. She drags me here and there with her own demands and I follow like a stray dog looking for some scrap of food to fill my empty belly. I am lured by the new, the surprising, the expansion that is promised for that deeper part of me. I found a wonderful man the second time around who understands this part of me and often even celebrates it. But it wouldn’t matter, because she RULES no matter what. It is a force within that drives so strong and so hard even I stand back at times and wonder ….what the hay? Since it is an archetype, I challenge you to find yours, that thread through out your life that has consisitently lured you, sometimes in its calling, causing great joy or pain. Usually the painful memory fades as you answer the call again and again, a bit like childbirth–when in the throws of it you are so sure you will never do it again and then you do. This seems like a frivolous question, but look a little deeper, it hold the promise of SELF DISCOVERY. The reason I mention the word holy is because when she takes over with me, she always promises a feeling and sense of WHOLENESS...it feels holy and sacred, both the process and the outcome. Of course it only lasts until she calls again, which is sometimes days, moments or even seconds. Always she calls, I can forever count on that! Be Well.
Hello Friends, What if self doubt could be a gentle reminder that I have stepped out of alignment with or am moving in a direction away from what I want or the direction that inspires me? If everything is created with thought, than how important is it to be aware of what I am thinking? I wonder what would happen if I did not feed the self doubt with another thought of greater self doubt, than another and another? I had heard or read somewhere that if we hold a thought for 15 sec (now that is a long time for me to hold the same thought) we receive another thought of the same nature. I experimented to see if there was truth to this but it proved to be too big a challenge for me. What I did decide was that as soon as I became aware of a self doubting thought when attempting to create something I want, I can use it as a gentle reminder to move back into alignment with what really matters to me. Sometimes, the reminder is not so gentle or subtle, if I have been entertaining these unwanted thoughts for awhile, unaware of their presence (disconnected and racing in the oposite direction of my stated intention while mentally building a case for why I cannot have what I want). Recognizing my thinking is the first step. This is easy because those thoughts make me FEEL bad. Upon recognizing them, I ask myself this two fold question: What do I want and where is my inspiration(in spirit). INTERVENTION. This has served to bring me back to center and the direction I want to be moving in. May I suggest you give it a try. Blessings and Peace, Cynthia