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Thursday, December 8, 2016

TIME AND HEALING

"The work of healing is peeling away the barriers of fear that keep us unaware of our true nature." 
~ Joan Borysenko ~

I have strength within me that I didn't used to have, and courage enough to face what comes; a heart full of love, a sense of humor, and an intuitive gut. Age and experience have given me  a bit of wisdom and I know enough to know that time passes, seasons come and go, and injured bodies heal.

I celebrate the miraculous healing powers of the human body.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

UNITY IN DIFFICULTY

"Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop." 
~ Marie Dubsky ~

No matter what we're going through, it could always be worse. We don't have to look far to see others in equal or more challenging situations. It's our shared suffering that unites us as human beings, and that raises our compassion and keeps us humble and grateful that we are blessed in the ways that we are- and conscious of the fact that we are not victims, but participants. Suffering is simply part of the experience of life on earth.

I accept my suffering and have compassion for us all.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

LESSONS IN THE STORM

"Trouble creates a capacity to handle it." 
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Anything could happen. That's what makes life a bit scary at times, but also interesting. Unexpected experiences keep us awake and paying attention, vigilant, curious, alert, and ready for action.

I am grateful for unexpected happenings and know they come to teach me lessons and that calm will always come again.

Monday, December 5, 2016

CONSIDERING SELF-CARE

"Let thy hands be as the hands of a good watch, through every golden moment marking the worthy progress of the inner life." 
~ James Lendall Basford ~

What does self-care consist of? It changes from moment to moment and day to day. Sometimes it's moving and sometimes it's being still. Sometimes it's to eat and sometimes it's to stop eating. Self-care is as fluid, dynamic, and ever-changing as the weather, and we must attend to it diligently if we want to be grounded and solid within.

I administer to my changing needs and treat myself with ongoing love and kindness.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

THE UNKNOWN FUTURE

"I fear thee not, O untried morrow!" 
~ Julia B. Cady ~

Waiting for the results of an uncertain outcome is a tenuous emotional position. Possibilities on the upside and the downside face off with each other over and over. One tries to distract the mind but it keeps returning to the unknown future like the tongue to a sore tooth. What if this? What if that?
     And none of it changes the outcome- it just comes. So better to soak up the moment and leave the unknown to itself.

I clear my mind of obsessive thinking and let be what is.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

PRAYER FOR WILLINGNESS

"Earth's tribulations diminish in proportion to the elevation of our souls." 
~ James Lendall Basford ~

Dear God,
Please free me from doubt and dread, and
Fill my heart with love instead!
Thank you!
Amen

I open to what I cannot understand, and show up willing to experience whatever may come.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WHAT WE REALLY KNOW

"Instinct is untaught ability." 
~ Alexander Bain ~

Sometimes we know things, and sometimes we think we know things, but we really don't. Our intuition is a trustworthy guide, but it can be clouded with fears and desires, expectations, and false pride. I think if we quiet ourselves and ground ourselves then we know when we really know, and know when it's just fooling ourselves or wishful thinking. Let's make it a daily practice to tune in and turn on the truth.

I spend time in silence daily so that I can properly learn to hear my inner guide.