STRETCH

The voice whispers to me, “GO BEYOND YOUR SELF IMPOSED LIMITATIONS. There is great work to be done. You are only partially there. Yes go beyond your comfort level. STRETCH.”

This is a tall demand from the Universe. We stay in our comfort zones for exactly that reason, it is our comfort zone. Then comes a nudge, a gentle reminder that more is required of you. And what do you do? Well we can either stretch and see great rewards or we can stay in that little known zone of comfort and no growth. What is funny is that even when our comfort level is filled with pain and confusion we would rather stay than to do something different. This is probably true for most if not everyone.

We have a habit we would like to discontinue. We know the benefits in adopting a new life style but we stay in it anyway. It has nothing to do with the power of the habit. It is us that refuse to change our actions. This is truly funny and I see myself in this analogy.

On New Year’s Day we allow ourselves to stretch in declaring new changes for the upcoming year. There are studies done to reveal how many never get past the first day of their resolutions. I know I have done it. Have vowed to lose weight or work out daily only to wake up the next morning and put it off yet again! And it is hilarious.

The only solution is to be comfortable in allowing the action of stretching. Notice the little things where you allow yourself to stretch. Perhaps this is in thinking a new thought, of discarding former negative ideas about things. Maybe you did not get upset with someone who has in the past annoyed you. Let us learn to celebrate the little stretches that we accomplish and learn this new action. As we learn we will get better and build our capacity to stretch even further. Who knows maybe it is as easy as just doing it.

I will keep you supported, please do the same for me. I want to stretch!!!

 

AIM-LESS MOVEMENT

I strive daily to be led by God and do whatever I am told to do.

This particular day I had a twelve noon appointment but was dressed and ready to go very early. Yet I did what I was led to do. I got into my car and began driving. Not knowing exactly where I was supposed to go, I just drove. I then asked the question, where is it You want me to go?

I found myself, literally driving down the street going in the direction of our County’s Humane Society. I was so tickled because I was not thinking about adopting a pet. I knew I am gone too much from home and that it would not be a good match for me to get a pet and then never be home to lovingly provide for it. Yet off to the Animal Shelter I went. I was still laughing as I parked my car in a stall. Thinking to myself, God is truly funny and has a great sense of humor.

When I got inside, it was like I was being escorted by powers beyond my control. First I went to the puppy section. I was standing there amazed at the little fuzzy creatures, they were all so precious. The caretaker came and told me I could open any of the cages and hold the puppy. Instead what I did was to go to each cage and talk with the puppy. Told them I loved them and how beautiful they were.

Next off to the kittens and cats I went. They were all so splendidly colored. Some were purring and brushing their coats against the sides of the cages, others just looked as I passed them by. I felt a sense of connection to these animals and enjoyed my visit with them. I talked and smiled with each one.

Then I ended with the big dogs. Some were so noisy barking and acting out. I told them how incredible they were. Walked past and shared some love with each of them. I saw the loneliness in the eyes of some, as if to say I do not deserve an owner. I thought to myself how closely related dogs and humans are. I thought about the many people I encounter who have this same look in their eyes. I noticed the bark of those that just want to be heard and thought again about the similarities with people is striking.

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

THE SPARROW BLESSING

It was noon as I stood outside gathering some fresh air. I received a most welcomed blessing when suddenly out of what appeared to be nowhere came a Sparrow that rested on first a tree branch then a fence. It looked at me until I recognized and acknowledged its presence. Then it flew away.

What came to mind for me was the song, ‘His eye is on the Sparrow I know He watches me.’ The song brought such comfort to me as I was in the midst of some interesting opportunities in life. I chuckled to myself and I said to God, Okay I got the message. I went on about my business for the remainder of the day.

The next morning I went about my regular routine and truly believing I was not moved by the challenges I was facing. I had errands to run before going to work. I was in a happy and relaxed state of being, or so I thought. (Remember we always attempt to fool ourselves first!)

I had arrived at the Post Office to mail some packages and bills. I keep my key to my post office box in the side door of my car. I did not want to forget the key so I placed it in my hand. I got the packages from the rear seat of the car, collected the bills and headed to the door. While I stood waiting in line for the next clerk I wondered to myself where my car keys were. I felt at my waist which is a place I will use to tuck my keys and they were not there. So I figured I must have left them in the cup holder compartment in my car. I checked my post office box and left.

As I got into my car I realized the car key was not left in the cup holder, it was left in the ignition! And the car was still running!!! WOW I said to myself. I was bewildered as to why this had happened when suddenly the answer was revealed to me…..

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, I KNOW HE WATCHES ME!!!

PAY ATTENTION


For clarification on this terminology, Webster’s Dictionary has been used.

Pay – to give to what is due; to give in return for what is received; to give due compensation; to be profitable; to settle; to give. Notice how many times the word – give – comes up in the various descriptions.

Attention – mental concentration or readiness; notice or observation; care or consideration; an act of courtesy or devotion.

Where do you give your mental concentration or to what do you give your consideration? Are you focused on all the good that life has to offer you? Do you remain in a state of Thanksgiving for each lesson on your path? Where is Faith in your equation?

I declare this day to Pay Attention to the amazement of Life! I sincerely appreciate each and every living thing. I choose this day to celebrate the Life Force that circulates in each breathing animal. I Pay Attention to all that is around me this day.

I Pay Attention to my family members, I celebrate each one for their uniqueness and presence.  I take the extra moment to demonstrate my gratefulness to them. I say Thank You with a huge smile and sincerity. I show them I Love them unconditionally.

I Pay Attention to those I interact with on a regular basis. I treasure their gift to me. I share from a place of wisdom, integrity and harmony.  I give my best to the good of all involved.

I Pay Attention to my needs today, I satisfy those things I declare I desire manifested in my life. I scrutinize my thoughts and pay careful attention to what I am entertaining. I Pay Attention to my heart and fill it with Joy, Peace, Gratitude, Love, Harmony and Passion.

BE STILL

When you are most taunted with challenges, BE STILL.

When the weight of the world seem to be pressing heavily upon your neck and shoulders, BE STILL.

When you just do not know the answers, do not know what to do next,

BE STILL.

When there seems to be chaos and confusion all around you, BE STILL.

When you feel alone and boxed into a corner, BE STILL!

When darkness is the only light you can see….BE STILL.

While facilitating a session with Common Ground this statement came up. The discussions shared by the participants were interesting. Suddenly there was silence. A question or actually a need that had been expressed earlier was answered by someone. Again another moment of silence. Understand here that silence is a rare instance with this group. One of the group members observed that the answer came when the group became silent, as we were all being still. It was such an Ah-ha moment. We were each reminded of the gift of just stopping to BE STILL!

Be Still and Know is a scripture that has puzzled many because of the simplicity with which it asks you to not do anything other than BE STILL AND KNOW! There is so much strength in being still. It is relatively easy to take action on something even if it is the wrong action. However to BE STILL requires great strength because it goes against what our society tells us we need to do to resolve all opportunities in life.

Utilize your power to BE STILL AND KNOW!

SACRED COMMUNION

Solitude time with The Creator, it may be morning, noon or night.

Sacred Communion is time spent listening to your indwelling Higher Consciousness that is always present. Sacred Communion feeds your soul and your spirit with the spiritual nutrients needed to live a satisfying life.

Go inward to that special place and commune with God. In-joy the wonders of hearing the incredible awesomeness of Infinite Intelligence speak to you. What are your concerns? Are there doubts lingering in your mind about a situation? Need instructions or directions? Just desire to say THANK YOU? You can do all these things and more while in that amazing place of Sacred Communion.

Sacred Communion can happen anywhere and anytime. It is a conscious choice. It is the deliberate act of hushing all other thoughts and noise. It is being in a state of Oneness with God. It is truly listening and trusting that within you dwells the Spirit of The Source of all Life.

I dedicate time to BE-ing in Sacred Communion today as often as I desire. I close out all distractions and remain centered in Peace, Love, and Harmony. I have Faith that I have a direct line of communication with God. I go to that place as often as necessary. I know I can call on and be answered by my Heavenly Master.

Thanks God for this, faster than the speed of light, connection with You!

I am blessed with all of my answers. I know the answers may not come in my time, I desire for Your Will to be done and manifested in my Life. So I wait joyously.

I GIVE THANKS FOR SACRED COMMUNION…..

THE PRESENT GIFT

The Present Gift is to be fully alive and active in the ‘Now Moment’; to release all attachments to outcomes, schedules, obligations and demands. In other words it means to simply “BE”!

We may experience difficulty in doing this because we have become a society controlled by a clock, a manmade mechanism to guide us through the day. We gauge all our actions by the time, the stroke of the clock.

I personally own several watches but never wear one. I gave up the attachment many years when I attended a class facilitated by Rev. Adunni. I am never late, actually I normally arrive early to all my commitments. For me there is freedom in not always checking my wrist to ’see’ if I am on time or what time it is, but that works for me.

The ‘Now Moment’ is fully lived when I am totally present in whatever activity I find myself engaged in. There is always a gift in that moment of being fully present to it.

Today remember to be completely and actively in ‘The Present Gift’. Unwrap it with the excitement of a child. What is your gift? Do you really appreciate it? Show your gratitude for the contents of your gift, it has come to bless you.

I appreciate the many gifts contained in the individual presents given to me this day. Each one is unique and special, valuable and worthy of my absolute attention.

Today I live solely in ‘The Present Gift’.

 

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!!!

 

 

 

BLENDING

Blending is a gradual process of mixing several ingredients together to become a new mixture. Sometimes it involves liquefying, sometimes chopping and grinding. Regardless of the action required, the result is always the same, several ingredients thoroughly combined together to become a unique new creation of oneness.

As I witnessed the marriage of one of my nephews this thought became crystal clear as it pertains to families or any other ‘mixture’ of people. The different individuals, personalities are all combined to create something new and different.

I watched the youth blending together to create what appeared as one massive unit. They became a blur of unity. All you could see were smiles. All you could feel was harmony. They simply knew how to include each other and blend into having a great time. Teaching and learning from each other the various dance steps. They allowed each other space and time to showcase their individual talents.

As the young adults and elders joined in, it grew and became a larger blur of unity. No one paid attention to age, race, height or weight. No concern was given to a person being on the dance floor without a partner because everyone was their partner.

The finished concoction was a perfect blending of not only two families but of multiple families. Each had come prepared to add their spice to this celebration of two wonderful souls who had vowed to blend into one unit; A Beautifully Blended Body of Oneness!

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