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Archive for the ‘Intuitive Guidance’ Category

Seeds

While perusing my latest gardening book, exploring seed catalogs and admiring the beauty of the new bearded iris hybrid, Ninja Warrior, I was led to reflect upon seeds in a spiritual sense.

We plant seeds everyday; inside our hearts and minds, and outside, in the hearts and minds of others.  Seeds are hearty, and will take root in the most hostile of environments; and will bountifully flourish in fertile soils.  If a seed  planted inside in a pot of low self-esteem and unworthiness, is watered and fertilized regularly, it will bear abundant fruits of low self-esteem and unworthiness.  Likewise guilt, bitterness, anger, and hopelessness.

Seeds planted in pots of love, faith, charity, dreams, and graciousness, will put forth fruits of love, charity, manifest dreams, and grace.  The same is true for the seeds  planted in the outer world.  What is sown is what is reaped.

This quote by Sharon Salzberg expresses this action beautifully:

“Things don’t just happen in this world of arising and passing away.  We don’t live in some kind of crazy accidental universe.  Things happen according to certain laws, laws of nature.  Laws such as the law of karma, which teaches us that as a certain seed gets planted, so will that fruit be.”

This is the perfect time of year to review your seed catalog and determine what you will plant in your garden of life.

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Intuition

Everyone has it.  I love my intuition.  After years of trying to run away from this gift, I am now quite comfortably settled into a excellent rapport.  I have  learned not just to listen to the voice of intuition, but just as importantly, to trust the message.   I really resonate with the quotes below, and want to share them with you today.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

~Albert Einstein

“It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea.  I work with it and rely on it.  It’s my partner.”

~Jonas Salk

I invite you this week to reflect on your relationship with your intuition.

 

 

A New Year

I found this quote by Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, a wonderful follow up on last week’s post.  I invite you to relish and enjoy her words of wisdom.

“New Year’s Day.  A fresh start.  A new chapter in life waiting to be written.  New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.  Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.  Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand.  Only dreams give birth to change.”

Happy New Year!

Resolution 2016

45% of Americans make will make New Year Resolutions.  Losing weight is number one…no surprises there.  47% of resolutions will be about self-improvement, and 46% of us will be maintaining our resolutions beyond six months according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute.  Pretty impressive!

Resolving is an act or process of finding an answer, a solution for a challenge we face…a behavior we want to change or modify.  Resolution is also firmness and determination; consistent actions required to achieve the desired outcome.

On the prioritized list of resolutions provided by the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, enjoying life to the fullest is number five; learning something new is number seven; helping others is number eight; and lastly, spending time with family is number ten.

For me, the number one resolution will be ‘to enjoy life to the fullest’.  This means better boundaries everywhere.  It means finding the balance between ‘helping others’ and being faithful to my own well-being.  It means finding peace, especially peace within.

I invite you to reflect and commit to a New Year Resolution that best suits the current of your life.

Wishing you all an awesome New Year!!

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Christmas 2015

Today is Winter Solstice and Friday is Christmas with a full moon in Capricorn.  This is a perfect time to reflect and give thanks. Wishing you all a very Blessed Holy Season!

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Preparation El Nino

Gratitude for the rain was last week’s post.  Now it is time to check your preparations for what is coming.  This could be a record-setting year for mudslides and flooding in California.

Last week’s devastating  floods in Oregon and Washington, and last year’s inundation of Texas are foreboding indications of what is a very probable scenario for us this year.

This is my personal preparation list.  Potable water, snacks and out of the can food, paper plates, disposable cups and utensils, flashlights with new batteries, LED lanterns with new batteries, first aid supplies, up-to-date medications, warm clothing, a good umbrella and adequate rain gear,  accommodation for pets, a portable radio, car maintained, with flares, water and a blanket in the trunk, gas tank always half full, working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, table games and reading material.  Check your roof and windows, gutters and drains.  Secure outdoor furniture and potted plants.

Power outages and flooding are disruptions of our normal routines.  Lastly, keep with you throughout this winter a very generous amount of patience.

For more information on flood emergency preparedness, see the following resources:

The Red Cross

FEMA

The Department of Homeland Security

 

Rain

WE HAVE IT!  We have a long way to go to the end of the drought, but the storm door appears to be opening.

If the El Nino predictions hold, we could be in for some challenging winter weather.  But for the moment, be thankful that the rain is here.

I love this quote from Langston Hughes.  It is the essence of my experience with the recent rains:

“Let the rain kiss you.  Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.  Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”

Enjoy!

 

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Albert Einstein

I,  like many others, am awed by his genius.  But it is Albert Einstein  the over-comer, the philosopher,  that most inspires me.

It is widely believed that Einstein had ADHD.  The hallmark behaviors of Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity are: inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity, to greater or lesser degrees.  It becomes a challenge to focus, to hold a job,  to fit into the social milieu.

The list of famous folks with ADHD is impressive;  Walt Disney, Andrew Carnegie, Ansel Adams, The Bronte Sisters, Van Gogh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robin Williams and Virginia Wolf, to list a few.

I am a fan of all of the above, but it is Einstein that most resonates with me.  Reading his quotes, I feel bathed in a warm light of wisdom and insight; to wit, these two that inspired this week’s blog.

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.  From discord, find harmony.  In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

 

 

Thanksgiving 2015

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”  ~Melody Beattie

A special thanks to all of you who follow this blog,  support my work, and  make the world a better and brighter place because of your presence in it.  Many Blessings!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Thanksgiving

 

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“These are the times that try men’s souls.”  So wrote Thomas Paine.  Moving into third stage labor as we birth a New Age is creating times that try men’s faith.

A strong, active belief system is essential to our survival; an absolute necessity for securing peace of mind.

As the world stands in shock and horror before the growing terrorist jihad,  now is the time to steep ourselves in the benefits of positive spirituality.

This week I invite you to review, assess, and strengthen your personal belief system.