IS YOUR FIRE STILL BURNING??

Is your fire still burning or have you allowed it to smolder and go out? Is your passion still alive, burning deep inside of you? Have you allowed yourself to get stuck in the routine of not fully expressing yourself? Have you accepted it is okay to be only half alive?

Well it is time to strike another match and re-ignite that driving inner passion in you and live life like the gift it truly is. It is time to soar to great new heights where you were destined to reside at the time of your inception. The time is now to live and have your destiny become your reality. God placed that drive in you, trusting you alone to fulfill the call. Yes, it is yours to do! Are you ready? Need another match to strike and light the burning fire?

Please do not allow your fire to die out. You are robbing the Universe of your unique gifts when you do. Do you remember that one something that you have always wanted to do, to create, to accomplish? Go ahead and do it! Do it now. Begin on that project. Make the connections and unite the resources you need to get it done or at least started. The passion, Your Passion is still alive within you and really wants to come out and be realized by you.

I see your fire burning ablaze. The height of your fire is incredible. You are Incredible! Yes you!!! Go ahead and just do it!

Got fear? Then replace it with Faith!

Do not think its worthy? Then why did God give it to you to do!!!?

Congratulations on conquering those negative thoughts you have let deter you from the goal. Congratulations for taking one small step today towards making your passion a reality! Congratulations on accepting yourself as a Blessed Child of God!

I THANK GOD FOR YOU …TODAY

I REMEMBER

 

Today I remember who I am.

I am amazing,

I am incredible,

I am abundantly gifted,

I am prosperous,

I am a unique being.

I am a glorious Spirit seeking to add beauty to all of Life!

I am filled with Love and Compassion;

Forgiveness and Harmony;

Peace and Justice;

Wisdom and Understanding;

Clarity and Discernment!

I AM A CHILD OF GOD!!!!

I am free!!!

I am free to fully express WHO I AM!

I give myself permission to release the stranglehold of lack and limitation.

I am Gifted and Wise.

I am Articulate and Powerful

I remember….I AM AMAZING!!!

 

 

 

THE AIRPORT EXPERIENCE

 

 

The blessings I received from spending thirteen hours at the airport on a beautiful Saturday continues:

My first blessing would be to meet a young soldier just returning from Iraq. His name is Miller. As we talked and shared he asked me if I played cards. I told him yes and began looking for a place where we could sit and play.  He did not want to play; he wanted to gift me with a deck of playing cards he had brought back from Iraq. The deck has the faces of 52 men they were and are searching for (some have been captured). It is truly a treasured keepsake.

My first stop in the Atrium area I met a couple from Oakland who had recently moved to Atlanta. They were a delightful couple and they made me laugh with some of their stories.

As I sat outside getting some fresh air I met several men who had just completed Boot Camp at Ft. Benning Georgia. One of them was a forty year old who was so proud of himself for enlisting and completing boot camp at age 40! He shared a statement with me that I will always remember whenever I think about our soldiers who go off to fight war. He said “Soldiers give up all their rights to protect the rights of others!” That is deep!!!

I sat in the Atrium area and decided to lay my head down and get some rest.  I was able to sleep briefly on a chair, curled up and cozy. Then came the biggest gift I could ever receive…..

The second story of the Atrium was filled with lines of soldiers waiting to be processed as they had just returned from Iraq. As they completed this process they were escorted downstairs and led by someone announcing them. I was excited to be a part of the first American crowd to salute them by giving them a standing ovation for their heroic actions!!

I am thankful I was delayed!!! Thirteen hours of pure bliss!!!

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Today vow to do something different, go beyond the ordinary and reach the extra-ordinary! Watch as the miraculous unfolds before your very eyes.

Release all routine today; travel a new route; think a new thought; meet someone new. Witness your Blessings. Afterall, when you keep doing the same thing day after day you will undoubtedly reap the same results. Just do something different, it does not need to be extreme. Just the act of doing anything differently will aide your creativity to begin to come alive.

Turn the familiar into an uncharted frontier. There is a miracle waiting for you in the unknown. This action is called Faith. So today promise to not react the same way to a situation. Think a new thought. If you would normally blow something off, take some action and feel yourself totally involved in it. Or if you are the one who always show up in a very professional, no nonsense style, have some fun today and loosen up. Smile and entertain others. Share a joke. Become completely active in conversation with a person that you would otherwise avoid.

Find a new and exciting road to travel today as you go to work, to school, to do errands or whatever you do during the day. Travel there on a new route or go home a new way. Always sit down to family dinner, why not eat picnic style tonight? Toss a blanket on the floor if you are unable to go outside and dine. Or light candles at dinner. Celebrate this new day in an extraordinary way. Pretend it’s a holiday and get excited! Dress up for dinner as if you are expecting a very special guest. Then relax in the company of yourself and truly honor who you are.

Find other ways to do this exercise today. Maybe you eat your lunch at a certain time, change it just for today. Maybe the radio is always on, turn it off and enjoy your own thoughts. If the opposite is true then turn up the music and dance!

Put some new energy in your life today! Celebrate Life today! You deserve that and more!!!

WHAT DIRECTION ARE YOU GOING?

The other day I attempted to get to my destination by looking in the rear view mirror! Gotcha! This is just a simple illustration of how we live our lives.

Yesterday, last week, last year and the years before that are gone forever. We can never re-live those moments. Although we can become stuck in the emotions of things that have passed and allow them to dictate how we move about in the present.

Accept the past is over and move forward. This does not imply that happy memories should be abandoned. They are to be welcomed and held tenderly in your heart and soul. What we are speaking of here is situations that keep you stuck. Like relationships that you have labeled as being bad and caused you pain and suffering. These occurred and are now over, when you say they are over. Understand the situation from a different perspective, think of everything that was involved and acknowledge that it happened the way it did because of your consciousness. When we know better we do better and so do others. Let them go now and freed forever from that place of victim-hood.

I am moving forward fully equipped with the many lessons of yesterday. I forgive myself and any others for anything I have labeled as bad or unjust. Justice comes to me when I release the situation and the outcome. Justice comes to me as I forgive completely. Justice is mine for the taking, the taking on of a new attitude and disposition.

I am moving forward with my life, void of any unpleasant memories. I am moving forward with my life with great expectations and lots of love and forgiveness. Forgiving myself first for ever thinking I needed to hold on to something that was so painful to remember. I am now freed from the past and move joyously forward with ease and confidence of a brighter today and tomorrow!

What direction are you going?

JOY – JOY

This has been a fabulous month. JOY has been our motivation and our focus. JOY has spread out from you to the entire world. I can see and feel your Light shining and lighting the path for yourself and others.

JOY is a small word with tremendous power. JOY is the perfect antidote for all ills suffered by humanity. When we stay centered in JOY we place a barrier around us; a shield of protection from negativity and all of its kin folks.

JOY, what a terrific feeling to experience. Knowing it is available to me at my beck and call is amazing. No one else has to be around for me to feel JOY. I do not need to call someone to bring it to me. I already have it and that is wonderful. It is mine and I treasure its gift to me.

JOY is the morning dew that falls gently upon the lawn. JOY is the birds singing at dawn telling me it is yet another bright beautiful day to live and be alive. JOY is whatever you desire for it to be that brings you pure bliss and unconditional love. JOY is hope for a better environment. JOY is World Peace. JOY is total forgiveness and acceptance.

JOY is the cornerstone of the foundation of my life.

I SURRENDER

I surrender my will and my way to Holy Spirit, To God and to the Universe. I surrender to JOY!

I surrender to receive my abundance. I surrender so that I may release my limited prosperity that I would describe. I surrender to the All-Knowing Creative Intelligence that is Creator of all things.

In my surrendering I Am Thankful for my life. I Am filled with Love and Compassion; Wisdom and Understanding; Purpose and Power! I Am filled because I choose to be open and receptive. To whom much is given, much is required. I share from my storehouse of goodness and kindness. I bless others with my smile and openness.

I Am Thankful for my life! Thankful that I have willingly allowed God to express through me to touch others. I touch with Unconditional Love and Unlimited Acceptance, knowing that each person is doing the best they know how at that moment. I give what I would like to receive. I give because that is all I know to do, and it feels so good!

I Surrender totally and completely. I am not attached to the outcome. The outcome will Bless me and others. My Faith lifts me higher than my projections of possibilities.

I Surrender to God!

I Surrender to Holy Spirit!

I Surrender to JOY!

ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE

 

Enjoy the experience you are currently in, there is JOY within it and all around you.

Whatever the experience looks like resolve yourself to finding the beauty and joy in it. It may be hiding but it is there! You have the choice and care of creating your life. When JOY is what you desire then JOY will be manifested. It is always your very own choice.

Blessings sometimes come disguised as something else. Yet when you are always expecting JOY and a miracle, then that is what will be evidenced by you. Take for instance, no employment. This could be a time of great distress or you can make the most of it and discover a great gift that has been waiting for you to have some free time to show itself to you. Maybe you can learn to swim or learn to paint or construct another artistic object. This may be the golden time of your life. Remember it is your choice of how you will look at it, either a curse or a blessing.

Enjoying the experience may mean that you are currently living a single life. Well how about truly developing your relationships with the friends in your life. You now have the time to do things that you did not have time for before. Go out and meet new people. Get involved in an activity that you have put off until the right time. Enjoy your life and the experience you are currently in.

Age has absolutely nothing to do with it. Age is a matter of consciousness. I know an elder who says she is 16, however the way we calculate age she is actually 88 years young. But for her, she is 16 and loving life!!

Add flavor to your life by daring yourself to learn a new language or go to a new place just for the fun of it. Another friend of mine has recently relocated to the Southeast and he takes full advantage of his new environment by going out and learning about this new uncharted area of the United States he has never lived in before. He is having the time of his life.

THE SMALL STUFF

May 27th

 

The small stuff is the situations that appear in your life as opportunities for you to grow and expand. Small stuff can be challenges often seen as difficulties. Small stuff is everything that cannot and will not add value to your life. The small stuff is anything that you cannot control. The small stuff is just that, small stuff. The small stuff can be irritating and bothersome. The small stuff is annoying and unimportant.

 

I choose to use my energy and time wisely by focusing on the things that really matter to me. My life is important to me. What I do with my life is important to me. How I can serve others is important. What I say and do is important. How I treat others is important. I choose to invest my time and energy in those things I have decided are important to me.

 

The BIG stuff is Life! The BIG stuff is family and friends. The BIG stuff is Joy and Peace. The BIG stuff is serving others. The BIG stuff is Absolute, Unconditional Love, pure and simple.

 

I live my life understanding that my actions may affect others. My actions can help or hinder, assist or detract, add or subtract. I choose for my actions to reflect the BIG stuff of life and not the small. I choose to add to all situations with positive words and deeds.

 

God is my BIG stuff! BIG enough to handle all situations in any kind of condition. Huge, Humongous that’s my GOD. With God there is no need to concern myself with the small stuff. What relief to know I can and do call on The Most High to handle my small stuff. I concentrate on the BIG stuff!

LEARNING FROM A TREE

May 25th

 

I have begun to truly look at trees. There appears to be a very magical essence about them. They are protection and resident for certain animals. They provide shade and coolness for people on a hot day. Trees are strong and most are tall. Some have huge trunks while others do not.

 

So what can we learn from a tree? We can learn to be strong yet bend with situations. The high winds come and we sway, we do not break. We gently acknowledge the harshness of the outer conditions while not allowing them to destroy us. We accept we cannot control all influences. Yet we know our strength is not in changing them but how we hold ourselves up during the process. Trees do not change during a storm or high winds, a tree is always a tree.

 

At certain times of the year a tree knows it is time to shed old leaves to make room for new ones to appear. Trees do not fight against the natural rhythm of life. They graciously allow the old leaves to fall away. Happily they anticipate the arrival of new leaves that come with the changing of the season. Trees know they must die to some things in order to give and have new life in others.

 

Trees have strong roots that go deep within the earth. Trees know who they are. Each tree I see in a unique expression of itself. They are individual with the same qualities.

 

I learn from trees. I learn the essence of living from trees. I do not deviate from who I am, a rich and highly blessed child of The One Source. I can and do bend with situations while remaining exactly who I am. I do not break from extreme or severe situations. I stand my ground because my roots are firmly planted in fertile soil. My roots are deep, I pay honor to my Ancestors for beginning the root that I am now a part of. I provide safety and refuge for those who are less fortunate.

 

I appreciate and welcome the newness in the change of seasons which are displayed by the new leaves on my branches. Thanks God for giving me so many examples that I can learn from, especially the trees!

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