Inspiration For Your Week:

I was sitting in church listening to several people talk about their recent mission trip to Tanzania. In an instant something resonated deep inside me that made me know I would be on the next trip. However, when my unconscious mind caught up to my conscious mind, I realized I was scared to death about this adventure that I felt compelled to take. There was much to consider, it was a third world country, I would be away for 3 weeks, there were lots of shots to get and malaria medicine to take, plus there were travel expenses I could not afford. My heart knew none of these things would really stop me so as I dug deeper, I found the real question I needed to ask myself.

Will I be courageous enough to open my heart to everything I see, and will I let that change me? This is a question we all must ask ourselves about our life. Will I be courageous enough to look at my life with compassion and make the changes so I can live abundantly in peace and harmony with myself and others?

I have just one question and that is, what is waiting in your life for you to look at and change?

Blessings to you on this Easter Monday!

 

Fear… A Great Teacher!

” Magic is believing in yourself, if you do that, YOU can make anything happen” ~ Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe¬†

This is my new bike…it is a beauty! However, once I got it home, I realized I was scared to death to ride it! I did not try out at the store because I was too nervous, but I thought once I got it home it would be fine, but No… I was even more fearful. Plus I was embarrassed to think if I really was too fearful to ride it I would have to take it back, admit failure or worse yet, I would keep it and have wasted money for something I won’t use. That was just the beginning of my racing thoughts…am I too old to be riding around on a bike? What if I fall off and hurt myself? This was a really stupid thing to do? We have all been to the place where our thoughts are racing out of control and our fear gets bigger than life itself.

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Living Authentically: Going Far Beyond

If there were several sentences that could sum up the work I do people, and at the same time convey a message of the magnificence that is the essence of each person, it would be this quote by Virginia Satir.

I want you to get excited about who you are, what you have and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now.

All too often we caught up and bogged down in a story or issue that we just can’t quite move out of. Maybe it is something that we have known for a long time that we need to address or something more current that we are stuck in. From this perspective the same thoughts spin around and around keeping us stuck rather than moving forward. The more stuck we are the darker it becomes until our light is hidden from ourselves.

The light has not gone anywhere, it is still there waiting for you to uncover it. One of the most important things to learn is that perspective can move you from where you are into greater possibility.

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Living Authentically…Giving Yourself Permission

Every year about this time, the Watch Me Grow bulb planters come out, and every year I get one. This year as it sits on my window seat, I realized it is a metaphor for this journey toward peace, joy and harmony that we are on. Each and every one of us have challenges and life experiences that get in the way of what we want most. These challenges often bring suffering, but at any given time and in any given situation, we get to choose how we will respond. With that choice comes the ability to make a change how we view our life experiences; and we are the only person that can do that. It is said best in the quote below:

” If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” ~ Wayne Dyer

Every day, my bulb garden grows and changes and I get so excited to see what is coming next! I wonder what would happen if we could give ourselves permission to be curious about the changes we are making? What if we could just trust that what we are going through is part of the process? Maybe we could look at life through the eyes of wonder and how would that enrich our lives?

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