Mindfullness: Making Each Day New

Every morning when you awaken you have a choice before you. You may allow your mind to continue sleeping with no awareness of what is happening at this very moment. You also have the opportunity to consciously awaken your inner self to the opportunities of this new day.

If you arise early enough and turn to the East you can watch the light began to break through the darkness of the night. Dawn is not a cataclysmic awakening. It begins with a hint of change pushing through. If you stay to watch you will discover that the darkness  slowly dissolves and that which was hidden begins to reveal itself.

If your inner self is awake when this happens you will notice the quickening of the molecules of nature as they throw off their slumber. If you pay attention to what is happening within you, you will notice your own being vibrates to the possibilities of what this new day brings.

New choices await you. Yes, you will need to manage the aftermath from the day before, but you may now go in a new direction. The only thing preventing you is your own lack of willingness to awaken with the Dawn. You must come to realize that the routine of life many fall into is simply a retreat from accepting personal responsibility for living.

No matter how you came into this world, whether it was with love or abandonment, how you play out this life is totally up to you. To live fully with all the molecules of your being vibrating with joy, you simply need to wake up.

How do you do this? It is really rather simple. Begin with a full complete and languorous stretch. Tell your body you are ready to interface with the world in awareness. Notice everything in the room around you. Do you like it? Is it in the right place? Is there anything about it you wish to change? Look out your window or your door and asked the same questions.

What is your emotional response to what you have asked? Are you filled with excitement or dread? If with dread, what are you going to do about it? The decision is yours. There is nothing holding you back from beginning anew except your own resistance to change.

You may say, “I have responsibilities I must attend to.” Yes, that certainly may be true. You may be caring or providing for people who have no one else to care for them. These may be children, spouse or partner, the elderly or infirm. How do you feel about these responsibilities? Are you able to have your internal world fulfill these obligations with joy?

When you cannot change the external circumstances surrounding you, the only thing left is to alter what you have control of. You have control over how you think and what you feel. That is a power few people understand. Do you understand how your life will change if you marshal your internal power? The details of the circumstances of your life may not change, but your internal world will open you to the possibilities that only joy can provide.

When Dawn comes notice how the light penetrates the darkness and transforms it. Allow the Light within you penetrate you allowing you to break through someone else’s darkness.


Goal Setting: Your Morning Message

If you were to look outside right now, at 6:45 in the morning, you would think it was the dead of night. By looking a little deeper into the night sky you would discover there is a hint of light coming over the mountains. This little hint of light is the dawn getting ready to come into the world for another day.

When I awakened this morning it was so dark I thought it was the middle of the night. I could feel the quiet whispers within my heart telling me to look out the window a little further into the sky. That is when I saw that the dawn was beginning to break and it was only dark because it was the middle of winter.

There were other whispers in my heart as I began to greet the day. One of these was a smile I could feel coming from Amma whom I’m connected to so closely. The message was clear, “You are loved. You are valuable. All is perfect.”

I also had brief images of what would be good for me to do this day. One was an affirmation of a book I have been reading, “The Grain Brain”. This was a behest to continue the dietary changes I had begun several months ago. I must admit that I have been feeling better since these changes, clearer and calmer, my mind being quieter. I’m getting to where I don’t miss what had been some of my favorite foods.

Another was a scene of me exercising. You have to realize that exercise is one of my least favorite activities, but I feel and inner urging to move my body more. What I “saw” was me in the exercise room here at the place I live. I know I could also go out walking, either taking the dogs or walking alone in the Red Rocks.

The next thing I “see” is me continuing the writing I have begun. I have several projects going at the same time. One is writing material for others like myself who want to do the healing necessary to be at their best and healthiest weight. The other is my first attempt at fiction, a series of suspense novels. The third is the spiritual writing that I am doing now.

There are other little whispers within me. They are peaceful, supportive and totally accepting of who I am and what I am doing. They are also an answer to the goals I have for myself this year.

I may have books and articles published, have given workshops in the United States, Europe and Japan, work with clients in the same continents as I’ve given workshops, but I am no different than anyone else upon this planet.

Yes, I have done things that some people marvel at, but I am still no different than you.

You also can hear the whispers that come when you awaken in the morning if you only choose to listen. You too can write and publish if only you set your plan and follow it until you are complete… And then begin again. You too can reach your goals if you make that choice to follow only those impulses which move you towards that which you desire.

True, you have different gifts and talents. You will need assistance in different ways than I have. No matter what it is you set as a goal in your life it takes the same determination and perseverance that every person has to reach inside of themselves to activate.

The choice is yours.

Once you make that choice you will find there are things which get in your way. This is where you do one of three things:

  • You see yourself completing that goal. You feel the feelings of your success.
  • You ask yourself if the action you are considering will move you toward your goal or away from it.
  • You make a new decision to achieve your goal.
  • You reach inside and activate determination and persistence
  • You implement the healing tools you know to remove any fears you have about achieving your goal.

Your dreams are supported by those beyond the veil who love you. Sometimes it is difficult to believe you have support. Know that this is an area of healing for you to work on.

Be blessed — Cathy

The Spirituality of Setting Goals

When January 1 rolls around people feel that they can begin again. They set New Year’s resolutions hoping that, this year, they’ll be able to accomplish what they’ve always wanted to accomplish.

Before you set these goals, and possibly set yourself up for failure, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is this something you really want to do or something others are telling you you should do?
  • Is this desire coming from deep within yourself or is it coming from a sense of guilt or shame?
  • When you think about this goal do you feel energized and excited or do you feel oppressed and heavy?

Every day you are presented with new choices for your life. These choices are only visible if you live your life consciously, aware of the many possibilities you have before you. Every step you take contains the option of movement in a 360° range. The possibilities are endless.

Not all the opportunities presented to you in your life are appropriate for you. Your job is to discern what  possibilities available are those that match the motivation deep within your heart.

On a spiritual level it does not matter if you lose weight. True, your weight can determine how you feel on a physical and emotional level. This, however, is not as important as how much you love and appreciate yourself. If your love and appreciation of yourself is based upon how you look then there is healing to be done.

Spiritually it doesn’t matter how much money you make. Finances can have a direct effect upon how you view yourself and your sense of security in this world. What matters on a spiritual level is the gratitude you experience and have for wherever you are in your financial life. If you cannot experience gratitude for where you are now, no matter what your financial situation, then there is healing to be done.

The quality of your relationships has more to do with spirituality than any other aspect of your life. Spirituality is based upon your experience of connectedness to the world around you, physical and nonphysical. When you feel disconnected you are not in the flow of love. This flow has nothing to do with whether or not you have a life partner. This flow has everything to do with the love you have for yourself.

With these brief comments in mind reevaluate what goals you wish to set for 2014. Choose the possibilities which rise from deep within you. If you feel burdened by your selection then you need to go deeper within and  eliminate that which is causing the heaviness.

The best resolution for you may be to engage in healing of what ever the source of the heaviness is. It doesn’t matter how you choose to do this or what method of healing you use. It only matters to do it. And it is significant only to you because you are held in the love of God no matter what your choice is.

Live your life in the freedom of Love. Discover what it truly is you wish to happen in this life of yours. When you are filled with joy and gratitude you will have found what is known as “The Pearl of Great Price.”

The possibilities are endless and you are the one who has the power to make them happen for you. No matter what it is you want there is assistance and guidance for you on both the spiritual and the physical level. You have to take advantage of it.

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