Dear Traveling Companions,
It is so nice to hear from my readers. When we are being tugged in every direction with a million things demanding our time, I am honored to know people stop to read my ramblings, and even more, I feel so grateful to know that they have helped in some way.
I was sent a sweet acknowledgement email indicating that a particular quote I included in one recent issue came at just the right moment to help this wonderful one out of a pot hole of negativity and overwhelm. When we train our eyes to see, a miracle appears… or at least something to sustain us through the next step.
In response I reminded my fellow traveler that, “What we focus on expands. Thoughts become things, so make them good ones!
Negative thoughts and feelings can be very sticky.
Stop for a moment when you can. Right now, perhaps?
Put your hand over your heart and take three deep breaths, feeling consciously every one. Breath in the truth of your magnificence before all the untrue labels took you over. Let this loving sense of who you really are flow into you from head to toe.
See it transforming all your anxiety and complaints. Breathe out any attachment to feeling guilty, shameful, or not enough. Breathe in a willingness to boldly shine in big and small ways. Breathe out your attachment to being right. Breathe in the simple joys that surround you – do you hear a bird?
Smell something delightful? Notice it.
Perhaps only a pin point spot on your elbow feels glorious amidst all the trouble that surrounds you. Take that good feeling and double it. Then double it again… etc. etc. etc.
Now, lean fully in the direction of what you love and all that is working, giving little attention to what seems to go wrong.”
So, today I took a dose of my own medicine. I have been leveled by the flu for several days and still feel pretty yucky. All the ‘shoulds’ clamor for immediate attention in my head. Then came my miracle… this acknowledgement to my reminders.
I read what I wrote and felt better. Thanks goodness we teach best what we most need to learn.
“No need to be perfect. We already are, even with our imperfections.”
Together we join hands as we learn, remember, and be who we authentically are in each moment, moment by moment.
Thanks for the reminder of my reminder!
It came at a perfect time.
In Joy (and with a few aches),