To Start The Week

 

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Blessings and Love for a Wonderful Week! Lift yourself up and make it a great one!

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Monday Message ~ Faith In The Future ~ Repost

 

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Good Monday Morning! Once Again, I find myself compelled to re-post this message as so many people lately have been wondering about the current chaos and the future. In my stats, many of you have been accessing this post…so I am re-posting it again today for our Monday Message. May it give you something to take into your week that brings some peace of mind. Hang in there, stick together…and Shine Your Love and Light! Blessings!

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Today I felt the call to seek my “Gifts of Affirmations” cards by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber and see what message they have for us today. As always, the card I pulled speaks to us as we navigate through this awkward and difficult time. The card I pulled was…

Gift of The New:   “I Have Faith In The Future I Cannot See”

Message: “ Use this gift when you are worried or anxious. These feelings are usually caused by our attachment to either a particular outcome or to wanting to know exactly how things are going to turn out. We have the power to change our future. How many of our past worries never came to pass?”

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

With all that is going on in our lives and the world right now, it is hard not to worry and have anxiety. But consider that…so much of that worry is anticipation about what might happen and how we will be able to handle it. We can spin many tales in our minds and hearts about the “worst case scenario”, and then hold on to it, creating deep anxiety and stress. And sometimes, that energy helps to create what we are most afraid of, because that is what is foremost in our minds.

So, consider the act of staying in the moment and not projecting into the future. In this very moment, are you ok? Is what you are worrying about still just a thought, or has it happened? Is there still a chance a solution can be found? Have you worried in the past about something that never happened? Do you worry to the point of damaging your quality of life?

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There is a saying: For every problem there is an equal solution. A problem cannot exist without its counterpart, the solution, or then it would not be a problem. Believe that. Every problem absolutely has an equal solution. It is called the Law of Polarity. There is an opposite side to everything. If a problem exists…then the opposite of it, or solution, must also exist.

Now, focus on the Belief in the solution, instead of just focusing on the problem, and the channels open up so the solution can flow through. That is where the Power is. And in doing this, we eliminate all those moments, hours and days of anxiety and we retain some quality of life as we go through the difficulty.

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Just because we can’t see a solution in the moment…does not mean it is not there. And just because we have a problem(s) does not mean we have to allow it to color every area of our life, or define us, or feel bad about ourselves, or lose our daily dose of joy or peace. Do not give the problem that much Power. Keep your Power for the solution.

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Have Faith that the future you cannot see contains what you need and desire…and that energy will help to create those things rather than building on the problem. Have Faith that, just as you have done before, you will pass through your difficulty and thrive.

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Blessings!

Weekend Inspiration~Don’t Panic, Focus

 

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No Matter where we land on the spectrum of what is currently happening, it is safe to say that, enough is going on to make us all feel unsafe.

We don’t know what will happen next, but I feel…deeply…that is important not to panic…but to Focus…for what we “see” is not all there is…

We need to Focus on each moment of our own lives and try our best to…

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It is…and won’t be…easy. But…

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It is also essential not to lose our…

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For it will help us through it and to thrive.

One more thing that is so very important for me to convey…from the depths of a full heart is…

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NEVER FORGET…

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And now I am…

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And…

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HAVE A PEACEFUL, LOVING WEEKEND!

YOU Are Important ~ Don’t Forget That

 

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In this swirling pool of negativity and waves of uncertainty, confusion, and vitriol…it is very easy to be swept away from ourselves. It pulls on our focus and emotions…and soon we are swimming away from that which is and should be important in our own lives, our own worlds. And we begin to feel helpless and ineffectual and unimportant. But that is not the truth. Never forget…

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EVERYONE matters and is an important and essential cog in the wheel of life and the world. No matter what you might hear “out there”.

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It is my heartfelt wish that these words sink in to your soul today and remind you…no matter how you are feeling…that You are important and have a purpose…just by being You.

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We receive such negative energy and so much static feedback in our days lately…let this be the counter message that reminds you that you do not have to believe in all of that. You can believe in YOU!

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When you need to hear something different, or need to refocus…come here and read these. THIS is the truth…to keep close to you.

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TAKE THIS WITH YOU INTO YOUR DAY…AND BELIEVE IT!!

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BLESSINGS!

For Your Monday

 

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YOU ALL HAVE AN INNER LIGHT…WHETHER YOU FEEL IT, KNOW IT, OR USE IT…IT IS STILL THERE AND TAKES A SPECIAL PLACE IN THIS WORLD. WE NEED YOUR SPECIAL LIGHT…YOUR UNIQUE SELF…SHINE IT BRIGHT.

My wish is for you to start today knowing and feeling this and take it into your week to make it a great one. Blessings and Love To All!

Thoughts For The Day ~ Repost

 

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“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored.”  ~ Brian L. Weiss

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

I love the last line of this quote. I speak a great deal about love here on this blog because I think it has been lost in the hearts of many. Somehow, we have morphed into a materialistic world that lives too much in their heads…always on the phone, computer or television. Our days are filled with moving from one tech device to another…with no time in between to just sit and think, star gaze at night, or daydream. The latter of which comes from our heart and cultivates intuition. The new intuition is Google! So, consider striving to find a balance…and as the quote says…integrate the head and the heart. It is from our feelings, and love, that intuition springs. And that is what we need to heal and make things right…with our own world and the world in general. Listen…to your heart and your head will have the right answer.

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“How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.”  ~ Steve Maraboli

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

How many times a day do we chastise and judge ourselves because of something someone said to us or about us? How often do we adopt an attitude or make a choice because of what we think people think of us, or will think of us? How much of our energy and thought process is taken up with worrying over this dilemma? And what do you think would happen if we stopped worrying and spending valuable energy on being concerned about what others think? Freedom…is what would happen. Ultimately, what others think of us is not our business, it is theirs and belongs to them…not us. The only validation we should need comes from within, our Higher Self, and our God or Higher Power. The rest is all changeable and therefore should have no impact on who we truly are within. Give it a try one day. Just for that day, don’t be concerned with anyone elses opinion of you. And see what happens to your Self Esteem!

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“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”  ~ Nora Roberts

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

In this rushed and busy time we live in…not only have we forgotten to listen to and cultivate our intuition…but we forget that there is still Magic all around us. Some days it does not look or feel like it. But…if we take the time to look closely, and notice that someone smiled, or a flower blooms, or we close our eyes to listen to a song that takes us away for a moment…these are all Moments of Magic. And they are so important to the quality of our lives. Take a moment today…or several…and take a look around you, notice the Magic that happens around you. Focus there…and bring that shining moment of light into your life. String a few of those moments together…and you have changed your life for the better!

Blessings!

 

EGBOK ~ Really! ~ Repost

 

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Did reading that make you giggle just a little bit and say whaaa…? It has a good sound, like something you want to repeat a couple of times because it rolls off your tongue in a cheeky kind of way. (See what I did there?) Anyway, I learned this at a self-help seminar many years ago, when they were all the rage, but it stuck with me and I have used it many times over the years. I do not know if there is an “author” or inventor of this little gem to give credit to, I do not know the origin of it, but if there is, consider yourself credited and thanked for this little quip that may sound funny but carries a potent message. It seemed a good thing to say today.

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Repeat this affirmation as many times as you need to today…and pass it on. It is easy to say when you can’t get all the words out yourself. And, it can make a difference.

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BREATHE…

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And Believe in the

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of Hope, Love, Unity, Kindness, and Patience.

Blessings and Love to You All!!

Take A Mental Rest

 

I did not used to be too much of a worrier. I took things in stride and realized that life is full of ups and downs and in order to manage them, I had to look at the bigger picture when uncomfortable things happened. I wrote a bit about this here on the blog. The idea that, even though things are rough at the moment, they do not stay that way, and we always move back up the hill from the valleys and stand in the sun again.

My recent health struggles have changed this concept for me a bit…and I started to worry more, which caused me stress, which elevated my blood pressure, and made me even more uncomfortable. So…I am on a mission to change this and regain my mental balance. One trick I use when I find myself tripping over thoughts and worries is to visualize those things marching in a straight line right out of my head, leaving my mind open, quiet, and peaceful again. What tricks might you have to help yourself back to mental balance?

So my message today is…Take A Mental Break. Whatever is troubling you or causing your thoughts to obsess…let it go. March it out of your mind and take a break from it. We must not let our fears take control…and it is through our thoughts that they do.

So join me this weekend in Taking A Mental Break…find your Peace…and do something you really enjoy. Everything else can wait. And with a clear mind, we can see further to a time when these worries are not part of our existence any longer.

Enjoy your weekend! You deserve it! Blessings!

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Thoughts For The Day

 

It has been a busy week…and so I offer one more repost of a favorite Thoughts For The Day for you to enjoy. May it speak to you now as it did last year.  As things slow down with the end of the week, I look forward to writing more for you. Have a wonderful Thursday! And may Magic fill your day today. Blessings!

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“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we Trust.” ~ Paul Coelho

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

This quote really caught my attention…because most people these days have an issue with Trust. It is not an easy world to Trust in, and people have become less Trustworthy. BUT…yet, we still go forward, everyday, we forge ahead. So we must have an innate bottomless well of Trust…or most of us would not go on at all. This is profound cause for pondering because Fear would have us believe it is difficult to Trust. When really…we have been Trusting all along. It is where we put our Trust that counts, of course. But it was comforting to know that we do still have the ability to Trust…naturally, organically. Think about it!

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“You were born to be real, not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to be what someone else wants you to be. Stand up for yourself, look them in the eye and say, Don’t judge me until you know me, Don’t underestimate me until you have challenged me, and Don’t talk about me until you have talked to me.” ~ Author Unknown

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Do not let a single person, place, thing, action, thought, or word keep you from Being You. Do You…the best You can be. No matter what anyone else thinks or says…believe in who you are…Your True Self. This does not mean we do not strive to change or adjust what we need to heal or make better about ourselves…but we do it in the context of Being Our Self. Make the effort to find out who that True Self is…and live it! True Self is not perfect…it just IS…it is Real.

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“The secret to happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~ Joseph Addison

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Everyone has a mix of blessings and troubles in their life. It is relative to each individual “how much” of either they have. But Happiness does not come from having less troubles and more blessings. We may speak to someone who has more troubles than we do, yet they speak of the positive in their life and feel blessed, despite their issues. We may speak to another who focuses on their troubles and cannot see the blessings that are around them.

Which way would you choose to live? In the equation of life, what do you prefer to add up to reach the sum of Happiness?

Blessings!