Weekend Inspiration ~ Hitting The Pause Button ~ Repost

 

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The dawn comes, splashing pink, orange, and purple streaks across the horizon. It is morning, and we are scrunched down in our beds amid the blankets and comfort, dreams frolicking in the misty gossamer threads of slumber. As images flash, the morning light deepens and throws fingers of dusty beams into the room, signaling the time to rise to the day. And then…Beep…Beep…Beep…Beep…Beep…Beep. A foreign sound breaks into our thoughts, insistent, demanding our attention…until we swing a hand over…and Hit The Pause Button.

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While this scenario may cause us to grumble as we struggle through the mists to come to wakefulness and start the day…there is something to be said about “Hitting The Pause Button”.

I have been talking about this frequently lately, so I thought I would share it here. It is a trick that is helping people to manage and get command of rampant thoughts and energy that have been difficult to manage or change as we spend this gargantuan effort to stay Balanced and Peaceful through these tough, confusing, and frightening times.

Many have told me how hard it has been to get their thoughts in control. Our minds can race and thoughts can take over, going in directions we do not wish them to, causing negative feelings and energy that is also difficult to release or manage. We can also tend to take this out on others in bursts of frustration and anger. So, it occurred to me that we need an “Internal Pause Button”. And that comes in the form of a “Pause Word”.

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When we catch ourselves running intense or negative dialogue in our minds, or crazy thoughts pop up and make us feel uncomfortable, or our patience runs thin and we feel like lashing out at someone or ourselves…we can hit the Pause Button with a Pause Word. Choose a word that is funny and causes a laugh, or a word that brings a smile to our lips. And when we feel our thoughts getting out of control and affecting our mood or causing an impulsive outburst…hit the Pause Word.

For me, it is Jello! Jello is wiggly and funny and cool and delicious. It reminds me of happier times as a child, making fun with friends and colorful, wiggly Jello. It makes me smile and giggle. And, it is random enough to catch my attention. So, when thoughts or stress creep in and I want to change them…I use my Pause Word and say Jello, Jello, Jello, Jello…over and over in my mind (much like the beep of a pause button on a clock), or out loud if I need to…and it breaks right into my thought pattern, stops it, and makes me laugh and smile…reminding me that I have control over my thoughts and I do not have to allow them to get to me, or influence me, or take over my mood.

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I have been giving this little trick to my clients this week, and they are having great success with it. So, give it a try. Once the train of thought that was making you feel bad is broken, it is easier to move your thoughts in a better direction. And it goes a long way in changing the course of your mood when your mind is saying something silly, insisting that you not take those thoughts too seriously…and move on to restore Balance and Peace in your mind with the prayer, process, or technique that works for you.

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Hitting the Pause Button on the clock in the morning gives us a few minutes to collect ourselves, fully waken, and prepare for rising to the day. Hitting the “Pause Word” in our minds also gives us those few minutes to take stock of our thoughts and change their direction…so that we can rise to the day and the challenges we face in a better light, a better mood, and with command of where our thoughts go and the energy they create within us and around us.

So have a good day….and Jello, Jello, Jello!

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Blessings!

…and Back To The Happy Place…

 

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It is an understatement that alot is going on and we are having to navigate uncertain and unsteady times. No matter what anyone believes or where they stand…it is intense. So…I give us a reminder that…even amid the chaos…we still have our Happy Place to go to and shut things out for awhile, to rejuvenate, regroup, breathe, and find some peace.

This weekend…don’t forget to…

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And hard as it may be to do…try to practice…

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Because we also need to remember…

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So if you feel drained, tired, overwhelmed, etc….take a break and…

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Wishing you all a Lovely, Peaceful weekend in your Happy Place!

Blessings!

All pictures and quotes courtesy of Google Images and credited where possible.

Weekend Inspiration ~ Don’t Forget About…

 

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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

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MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Look…I think we can all agree things are crazy out there right now. But, there are many sides to everything…and one we cannot forget or give up on, is that Magic still exists. Much may be “trying” to cover it up…and certainly, our outlook and perceptions can be missing it, not seeing it because so much chaos is interrupting our vision.  We may have lost hope or forgotten to listen to and cultivate our Intuition…and we forget that there is still Magic all around us.

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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 in the snow, or we close our eyes to listen to the strains of a melody that take us away for a moment…these are all Moments of Magic. And they are so important to the quality of our lives. So let us take a moment today…or several…and look around us, glimpse the Magic that happens that we forget to notice. Focus there…and bring that shining moment of Light and Possibility into our life. Remember what it feels like to Believe that something Magical can happen…at any moment…in surprising ways…that we least expect. Feel the fizzure of energy that bubbles up from a Magical moment and let it dash around you and make you smile. Wave your inner Magic Wand…and create your day to be exactly what you want it to be. You are the Magician of your life!

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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!

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!

Weekend Inspiration ~ Take A Mental Break

 

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With so much going on in the world, the holidays upon us, and flu season in full swing…there is alot to keep our minds busy and overwhelmed. So, if you are feeling like…

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Then…consider this…

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We reboot most everything when it powers down or short circuits. So, for this weekend…

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It’s ok to stop for a moment and realize…

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And, no matter what, who, when, or why…nothing is more important than taking care of the Self…

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Have a Lovely, Peaceful, Mental Free weekend!

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Weekend Inspiration ~ Seek The Sound of Your Soul

 

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Last week when I was sick, I had some unexpected downtime that I needed to spend relaxing…a luxury for me. Though I could have picked a better way to get it, eh? During that time, I had some deep meditations and used them to explore my body and do some healing. I talk about the Soul a great deal, and how we should be in tune with it and know its voice. But, during this downtime, I really got to listen. It was an interesting experience and experiment, because we think we access our deepest selves…until we go deeper.

We live amid so many distractions these days…from every possible corner of our lives. But, we mustn’t forget to Seek The Sound of Our Souls…what they say to us, how they sing to us, and how they guide us. This weekend…listen for the Sound of Your Soul…and see what it has to reveal in the whispers and calls as it bubbles up to greet you. Blessings!

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Weekend Inspiration ~ Signs of Life

 

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“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ~ Haruki Murakami

“I look for a sign. Where to go next. You never know when you’ll get one.” ~ Jillian Lauren

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Life is full and rich…and filled with Signs that can guide us, if we pay attention. Some are huge and hit us square in the face…and some are subtle and hard to catch because they want our full attention…here in the moment…not distracted by the mental chatter that keeps us off balance.

Sometimes life is random…but then there are Signs, Coincidence, Synchronicity, and Serendipity. Kismet if you will…when all the messages, energy, and purpose collide in one spectacular creation that gives us the gift of manifestation of dreams and desires. If we focus, and pay attention, and look past all the distractions…we can catch those Signs and make them work for us.

What Signs of Life will you see in your world today? Blessings!

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Weekend Inspiration ~ The Importance of Affection

 

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The gritty reality of the current state of the world, and some of our own lives,  can have us feeling down, overwhelmed, and tired. When we feel this way, we tend to turn inward, and find it difficult to reach out to each other with Love, Patience, or Affection. Yet, it is these things that would help us feel better…that would put that spark back into a grey day. More than ever…we need to share Love and Affection with each other…to bolster our flagging energy. Sharing Love and Affection creates a current of electric energy that passes from one to the other, and if we share this with as many as possible in a day, then we have contributed to the movement of energy that will heal this mess.

Our True Nature is one of Love and Compassion. We must not allow this rampant negative energy tell us any different or force us to be who we are not. Let us dip into the never-ending flow of Love that springs from our bottomless well, for it is there. And this weekend, and every day…show Affection for ourselves, our loved ones, and those who are without Love in their lives.

Hug A Human Today!

Blessings!

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Weekend Inspiration ~ Meditation

 

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We live in a very noisy world,  our minds assaulted daily with the clatter of life and the commotion of chaos. Sound comes at us from everywhere, and with technology as it is, we have the diversion and distraction of multiple sources at a time…be it phones, computers, music players, television…and so much more. We live in a time of constant communication…yet we have forgotten how to communicate…in Silence.

With all of the stimulus and racket coming at us, it is so important to carve out time to go into the quiet, to experience silence…so that our inner voices can once again be heard. If we are always only listening to the voices and sounds outside ourselves, our equilibrium of life tips and stumbles. For, it is within those quiet moments that our wise inner voice can speak to us and guide us. It is the Soul we need to remember to listen to, it speaks the words that would aid us and show us the way of our life.

As busy as we can be…if we take just 10/15 minutes a day to go quiet, clear our minds, and seek the “Sounds of Our Souls”, it can and will make such a difference in the quality of our daily life and the Peace we seek…and it contributes to the overall Peace of the planet. Take a few moments today to meditate in silence…and see what the quiet can bring to your senses.

Blessings!

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