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!

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Stay Steady And……

 

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Tomorrow is a big day and no matter where you land on the political scope…it is going to be intense and unsettling. So I want to remind us all that…though we may not be able to control what is happening…we CAN still have control of our own worlds, thoughts, actions, and feelings.

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We can’t allow all the hype to penetrate so deep that we forget it is our response to it all that makes us miserable or ok.

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Even though we may feel we are being sucked into the negative wave…remember…

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We can panic and become worried and uncertain when things do not “look” like we think they should and it unsettles our peace of mind…

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But we can’t wait for everything to be perfect in order to be at Peace…So…

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The one thing we can all have command of is our thoughts, actions, and response to what is happening…so let us make a good choice for ourselves and…

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Let us make a conscious choice to “view out there” while we stay Steady, Strong, Positive, and Peaceful within ourselves and our lives and worlds. Remember that things are changing rapidly moment to moment…and that means anything can happen. Let’s make that a Positive thing!

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BLESSINGS!

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Weekend Inspiration ~ Turn “It” Off!

 

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There is no doubt things are happening, ramping up, and getting intense just about everywhere we look today. I do not believe there is any place on this planet right now not going through “change chaos”. And we are being bombarded through the media, etc…as well as our own minds and hearts becoming overwhelmed with a vast array of emotions. It can be exhausting and discouraging. That is why…I am making the suggestion for this “Weekend Inspiration” post to…

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Take a break from it all and let go of the need to keep up with it. We are headed for a tough week. So, just for this weekend…

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We need to give our minds and hearts a little down time…

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And turn our Focus back onto ourselves, our own lives, our homes and loved ones and just let…

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We need now, more than ever, to take care of ourselves, our hopes, our dreams, and our Inner Peace and Power…

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Allow this weekend to be about YOU…as you “turn it off” out there…and turn it on within you…Do something from your everyday bucket list…or just concentrate on being peaceful and creating joy in your house, heart, and family…

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Turn the negative noise away with the decision to…

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Let Yourself have this time to replenish your Mind, Heart, Soul, and Body…we are going to need it!

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And remember that the most important thing to know this weekend is…

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BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO YOU ALL!

A Message for the New Year

 

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Well, here we are, on the brink of closing one year and welcoming a new one. This year, 2016, has been a full year to say the least, a tumultuous one, full of a great many ups and downs. We end 2016 in a bit of confusion and uncertainty. What do we put behind us and let go of? What should we anticipate, look forward to, expect…in the New Year and 2017?

I had been pondering this…and then I heard a song from many years ago by the folk singer Cat Stevens, from such a different time and culture so long past. But the words struck me…hard…as the perfect message to go forward into a New Year…a year that we are all wondering how to feel about.

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The song is titled: “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out”, Cat Stevens 1972

I recommend listening to it, it has a great melody…but it is the words that will keep you going through the transition into the New Year and beyond it. Because, I want to suggest that we not allow the circumstances we may be facing to keep us from living our own personal authentic lives as we wish…in Happiness, Love, Compassion, and Unity. It can be easy to let the energy and negativity envelop us and lead us to feelings of hopelessness or defeat or thinking that it has to affect us. But it doesn’t…if we don’t allow it.

Here is the first stanza of the song…

“Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
‘Cause there’s a million things to be
You know that there are”    Cat Stevens, 1972

So…what if we believe this…and do it? What if we choose to be Free…of anything that isn’t what we want in our own personal space? This isn’t to say we don’t deal with what is going on. It just means we do not allow it to pierce the circle of Love, Happiness, Peace, and Light that we draw around us and our loved ones. Don’t let the negativity get under your skin and win by entering and disturbing your life. YOU have a right to have the life and energy around you that you want, not what is dictated by circumstances that, for now, cannot be changed.

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“Well, if you want to say yes, say yes
And if you want to say no, say no
‘Cause there’s a million ways to go
You know that there are”

“And if you want to be me, be me
And if you want to be you, be you
‘Cause there’s a million things to do
You know that there are”    Cat Stevens, 1972

THERE ARE A MILLION THINGS TO DO, A MILLION WAYS TO BE, SO MANY CHOICES TO FULFILL US AND KEEP US HAPPY AND CONTENT…AS WE SHOULD BE. THIS IS OUR LIFE. THE WAY NEGATIVITY WINS IS IF WE STOP LIVING OUR TRUE AUTHENTIC LIVES BECAUSE OF IT.

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SO BE YOU…AND BE HOW YOU WANT TO BE IN YOUR LIFE…DREAM UP A MILLION DIFFERENT WAYS TO BE HAPPY, DO GOOD, SHINE, AND ENCOURAGE AND HELP OTHERS TO SHINE. LET THIS SONG BE A MANTRA TO REMIND US THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT AND THE POWER TO BE FREE AND MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE LIVE. IN OUR OWN SPACE, IN OUR OWN LIGHT.

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So if you want to Be Free…

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BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO ALL!

Change and The Catalyst

 

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As I thought about writing this blog, the first one after a major shift in our worlds, I was unsure exactly what to say. Emotions are running high…as well as low…and uncertainty has become our bedfellow. We are faced with a path whose identity we do not know and we are about to take many unsure steps in a landscape we cannot yet see. It is unsettling…and we are not sure what to do with it all.

I wanted to write more of what I and a host of other wonderful and magical blog writers have been saying…which is the absolute truth…and that is to stay Peaceful, come from Love, and have Patience. It is so important that we make these three things our primary focus going forward. Just because what has happened has happened…does not mean we do not have Power in the situation. And we should not give up that Power in despair or loss of hope. There is always Hope and Action.

But then something else occurred to me, and it helped with my own process through this field of emotions.

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We have all been saying for a long time we need this world to change, that we are headed for disaster if we don’t, and that we want to see the world living in Harmony, Love, and Prosperity. Things have been going from bad to worse…and we need to find a way out of it. So, what happens when major change needs to occur? When there is a buildup of energy, as in a volcano, or in ourselves for that matter. Think about what happens when we feel frustrated or angry but nothing happens or changes and the energy builds, and builds within us until we feel we can no longer contain it. Then someone says something or something happens and…we release it, or explode. The issue gets out and we deal with it, fix it, handle it and our emotions…change occurs…resolution follows…and it is better for the happening.

So when something needs to change but it is not happening…something else has to come along and nudge it…and then it can blow open to be acknowledged, accepted, and handled and changed. That “something” is called a Catalyst.

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And almost no one, almost never, likes the Catalyst.

The Merriam Webster dictionary gives a definition of a Catalyst as: “an agent or event that speeds significant change or action; a person or thing that precipitates an event

When we call for Change, big Change…the Catalyst forms to induce that Change. We mostly never know what the Catalyst will be…and again…we never like the Catalyst…for it is always adverse in order to create movement. There has to be friction to create movement. And a Catalyst to induce movement and Change.

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So perhaps we can look at the current situation as the Catalyst that precipitates great change…and make sure that the change is what we want it to be. What needed to Change has been blown wide open by a Catalyst we did not expect. It can be frightening being in the path of a Catalyst, especially at this level. BUT…with the door wide open…this is our opportunity to put into action all of the things we have been talking about and fill that space up with Love, Light, Peace, and Prosperity. In whatever way we can.

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Absolutely everyone has their special gift…now is the time to use it, to be your authentic self and pour it into the world. Fill this wide open space with all those things we want and need in our world. This is what we are here for. This is our moment. Who knows what can happen if everyone does this and the energy gets moved by it. Think about it. It can Change! And then…absolutely anything can happen.

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There is Hope…there is Love…and there is Action. Let us move forward in Hope, Love, and Positive Action.

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Blessings and Love To All!

Closer Than Farther

 

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We all have “things” we are waiting for…events, plans, holidays, vacations, dreams to come true…etc. We even have negative situations that might loom or we know we are looking to come. I do, in fact, have one such very positive situation I am waiting for its conclusion to take place.  And then I can begin another wonderful adventure. And sometimes…shock!…I can get impatient.

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But, something occurred to me over the weekend that caused me to look at it this way:

Every day, every moment, every thought…brings me one day, moment, or thought closer to what I am waiting for.

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No matter what we are waiting for or looking forward to…impatience only makes it seem longer in coming. When we focus on the anxiety of waiting, and hoping for swiftness, and frustration that it is not happening in the time we wish it to…we are just adding to the anxiety and exasperation, making us edgy and cranky and cuts into our desire for daily inner peace.

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If we can accept that everything comes in its own time when it is meant to, do our spiritual work for its conclusion, and relax into its inevitability…than we can retain that daily peace, let go of impatience and frustration, and stay balanced and focused on all the other things that need our attention.

Keeping the focus and belief on the outcome, goal, destination, or completion keeps us from getting entangled in impatience and wasting that energy…because what is coming will come whether we spend that time in irritation or peaceful belief.

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So this is it: Every day, moment, breath…brings us ever closer to what we desire, dream, plan, or wait for. Spend that time in the belief and peace that it comes. And our quality of life gets ever richer.

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Blessings!

Steady On

 

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There is so much muck thrown at us each and every day that it is difficult to not be distracted by it all and thrown off our true focus and course.

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For today, and one day at a time, strive to not be distracted by the negative energy, the histrionics, the actions and words of dastardly people who would have us forget what we are really here for.

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Remember that we are meant to be here to Love, Be Loved, and Live in Harmony. Our Higher Purpose, for each of us, is far more important than the rhetoric and shenanigans of negativity.

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If we all do that, even for a little bit each day, that space for positive will grow and grow.

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Focus on your Strengths and Visions…don’t let anyone or anything tell you it has to be this way and that you can not effect change.

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Do not be distracted or diverted from your Life Purpose, your True Path and Self…because of what you “hear”.

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And draw that Power and Energy into you, into the world…that is what is needed to redirect where we are going.

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If each of us do this, we CAN choose a different outcome.

Be You!!

Blessings!

Now and Then or There

 

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This quote spoke to me today as I have been having conversations about the current state of affairs, the uncertain future, and the need to stay centered through it all. So much easier said than done. But, let us consider the most basic nature of the quote…simply that only now, this moment, is real. What has passed has already happened and the future has not happened yet, so the Now is the only place to focus.

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Here are my thoughts…Now is the one full of possibilities. Now is happening as we speak, so we can fill it, decide about it, moment to moment.

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If we focus on those possibilities…not on what we perceive to be the inevitable future…then there is the opportunity for Change.

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Even if we don’t “know” what all those possibilities are, they are still there, waiting to be sought and discovered. As long as there is hope and time, which we always have because we live in the Now, then there is the possibility for something different to occur.

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We just need to be open to the thought that it can be different. Not leave our thoughts mired in that false inevitability.

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* In the blink of Space between Now and the Inevitable or Future…Change can happen.

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Perhaps we should turn our focus to that blink of space, rather than the past or future, and place all our hopes, needs, and desires there…where those possibilities for change live. What might happen then?

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I don’t know…what do you think?

Blessings and Love!

 

Monday Message ~ Scrutinize

 

Good Morning…and welcome to the start of another week. Today, to garner our message of wisdom to take us into the week, we seek the insight and knowledge of the animal kingdom. And so, I enlist my cards and book of “The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals” by Jamie Sams and David Carson. The creature that steps forward today and offers its message is:

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Mouse:   “Scrutinize, Focus, Pay Attention, Honor Your Perceptions”

Message (paraphrased): “Mouse says, “I will touch everything with my whiskers in order to know it.” Paradoxically, this is both a great power and a great weakness. It is good medicine to see things up close. It is good medicine to pay attention to detail, but it is bad medicine to chew every little thing to pieces.

So-called civilization is a highly complex set of components which calls for more and more organizational skills and scrutiny. Things that might seem insignificant to others take on enormous importance to Mouse.

You should try to see a larger picture than the one staring you in the face. Develop a largesse of spirit. Try to become aware of the Dance of Life. Realize that even though you may be in Los Angeles, there is also a New York, a moon, a solar system, a galaxy, and an infinite universe.

Mouse medicine is telling you to scrutinize. Look at yourself and others carefully. And then strive to see beyond just what you see before you. There may be a greater meaning. Remember that all good things come to those who are willing to work toward wholeness. Little Mouse needs to see the big picture, but also assimilate the information the picture gives a little at a time. You can be overwhelmed if you forget to take it step by step. Slow down and stop chasing your tail or being confused by the maze and start observing the details of your present pathway.”

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

So this message from Mouse is two-fold ~ Scrutinize and look closely…But do not move too fast or obsess on those details or we may become confused. Take it all step by step. Do not run through the maze of life favoring either side. Find the Balance.

Mouse is a small creature that lives very close to the ground. It has long whiskers that touch things and warn Mouse. It runs with its nose close to the ground, hearing and seeing every little thing. It scrutinizes its surroundings before it moves.

But…because Mouse lives so close to the ground, it has a difficult time seeing the bigger world around it. Mouse needs to look up now and again to get a better perspective. Mouse becomes confused in its maze because it is only looking at the ground right in front of it instead of the larger path before it.

Too much of either way does not make an easy path to finding our way out of the maze and to the big cheese.

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So, while we fine tune our focus to look at all of the crumbs in our path for signs, messages, and guidance…we must also be aware that there is the rest of the world around us that counts…and that there are greater forces at work too. Finding the Balance of both points will help us make those decisions and choices that lead us to Right Action, and doing the best for ourselves and those around us. Then we will not get stuck in a corner while smelling the delicious cheese we cannot get to.

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Blessings!