being aware is the first step to becoming empowered. if you do not know what is happening, there is nothing you can do about it. becoming aware is also important to self care and self preservation. turn off your awareness and there is no question that much will escape your attention, either consciously or unconsciously. think about being aware every moment of every day and then decide whether you want to be aware or not!
Yes, I fall into the trap of thinking “this must be a test”. But, there are no “tests” and we are not being judged. Life is what life is and we happen to life, life does not happen to us. Every moment is what we make of it, and those moments add up. Every morning when we awake it is time to begin again making the best of the new moments in the new day, etc. If we look at life as a series of lessons for the journey we chose to take, we learn and we move on, and one day we wake up and we are really happy! Trust me, it does happen…
Every moment is beautiful, but a beautiful mind is simply a blessing! Even before the first cup of coffee, the mind awakens and begins to find the intention for that day. Spirit quickly joins, and it takes a heck of a lot of bad noise from any one to make the day and the mind less than beautiful. Contrary to the movie “Groundhog Day” each day can be beautiful and different and can lead to a celebration for each moment that you are alive. When I say that, I have just learned that my first friend in Oberlin has passed away. As controversial a character as he was he befriended me even if it was for his own personal monetary gain. He was a gentle soul, and I will always remember David Gibson that way.
Sunday best is how I look at life for Sunday is what you make it in the moment. Now, in the moment, I look forward to today moment by moment. Spirit moves me through my day already knowing my intention through my early morning meditation. Each of us has that autonomy but how many take the time to get in touch with it. There are tools to work toward your best life in any moment, and each of us is introduced to the tool for us at the right moment but that does not mean we pay attention to it, that we are in vibration with the particular tool at hand. My first step was becoming quiet and allowing Spirit to be heard and for us to acknowledge I was part of Spirit now aligned with me and who will hear me, too! Your first step is your choice at the moment you decide you want to live your best life…
Satisfaction for all of us is sometimes very elusive but still possible and when it becomes real a very surreal experience. It is like the butterfly finding the perfect flower! 2019 has been an experience in many ways and my values and ethics have been challenged in various ways. In many ways my empathic personality attracts toxic actors. I will continue to walk away without compromising my values and ethics. Satisfaction aligning with Source energizes me in all ways as the butterfly is energized by the discovery of the perfect flower!
Serenity is a phenomenal state of mind. Patience is a virtue long in coming. Bravery can overcome a lot. Today all was tested: serenity, patience, and bravery because sometimes you are attacked and need to do the right thing! And there are times when walking away is not the right thing to do. Professional ethics are so integral to me. It is an area that I do not take lightly…especially when an attack is unexpected, patently untrue, and purely invasively ugly. More than that it is pure greed driven. Having pursued a professional ethics complaint, it is now time to exhale the past and inhale the future. It is time to be brave until …
Going through transformation, and there are many transformations in each of our lives, can be either very good or very bad, or good and bad. There is never a smile that comes to our faces when we observe a strange charge to a bank account. Of course, it has to do with money, and as a money coach I am constantly observing my reactions to “money surprises”! After about an hour of pulling files, calling the bank, and tracking down WHO it was, because corporations keep changing their names, making phone call after phone call, staying on hold, and then being told that they cannot talk to me, I see the total picture. Then the delicate part of the communication happens letting the beneficiary of this situation know that they have “work” to do to resolve this. In the meantime, funds were switched to cover the account deficit, a phone call was calmly made to my son, and an email followed. Yes, my financial background helped me understand all of this in order to patiently and calmly now deal with it. Transformations involve changing how we do things. There was no anger towards the bank or any of the parties I spoke with. It was one step at a time, slowly and surely, and now I can go on with my day. Financial thinking being transformed is big. Money no longer upsets a whole day for me…a few moments and then I move on and smile because I know I am changing, my money life is changing, and I know all good things are coming my way. Amen
It is a gray November Ohio day, no walking with the ice left over from the heavy snow. Walking will begin again this weekend as temperatures warm a little. But for now, it is a “be me” day with errands and WORK. Life becomes easier when you go with the flow, but more than that when you really begin with self love through self care starting with making sure your powerful self is healthy and ready to go through the winter, kind of like how bears and squirrels prepare to hibernate. Fear sometimes stops us from scheduling and following through with a regimen of dental, medical, and other self care appointments. Beginning yesterday, I began that regimen, fear—financially and result fear—be gone! I already feel better about what I have begun because now I know! And that is being BRAVE!
Walking in the snow amplifies not only clarity but also serenity. Belonging to no one but me, I am reminded of how much Nature is connected to each one of us, and I am also reminded how much of each human body is made up of water, and that is snow! For that reason alone, walking in the snow brings us so close to our origins. But a snowy walk is quiet and serenity reappears walking us through nature and back through the door of everyday life, but we are changed. We see clearly and feel serenity until our next walk in the snow!
What are we always looking for, hoping for, and grateful for? Serenity is my answer. It may be yours, as well, but there is nothing as fresh as new fallen, and still falling, snow! I am so grateful that this is the view from my window. With so much activity in my business, it is a beautiful day when nature takes over literally and allows us to stop and think about pure beauty. I have to laugh when I posted this on social media this morning and right away someone came back and said warmer temperatures and sun would be better! Well, life gives you what you need, and that is all I can say. In the last weeks, I have slowed down considerably as we recover from a failed event in October and the wonderful planning for 2020 that is occurring. Source gives us what we need. I needed the snow to remind me that life is peaceful when we allow it to be. And when we allow what we need we move forward with a serene heart and a head that is calm and peaceful. If snow is not what you need, be patient, and Source will send whatever it is that you need soon if you are in alignment with the Universe.