I absolutely love this graphic for the butterfly, for the softness, and for the sentiments of patience and gratitude. It really creates an AWE moment for me!
I love AWE moments…when I am walking and see a beautiful flower, a beautiful tree, a beautiful bird, a colorful sunset, or a wonderful baby or toddler. It makes me stop, breathe, and appreciate what brought “AWE” to my lips. It is a moment of appreciation. A thank you, God moment…
AWE Moments are personal, perpetual, and a promise of hope in the Universe! And for that reason AWE moments also happen with money. Things work out for you financially, you begin to flow with money, and you breathe with money. And I do think these are more moments of gratitude than the AWE moments of appreciation. We all spend a little too much time worrying and quietly pleading with our own personal SOURCE to make money work for us. When it does, we are grateful that what we have asked for happens.
And when we begin to breathe more than worry about money, we know our WINGS are on their way. Now we just have to be patient.
Today is really about appreciation and gratitude, and they are different, about breathing… A sibling has been faced with some health problems this week related to breathing. The official word today is that she will be fine with some good healing and future self care, but it was a good outcome all about breathing! That was all about exhaling the past for her.
Another sister is waiting and inhaling the future as she is about to become a grandmother for the second time in the coming weeks, and she is so happy. A new life allowing the future to be so bright…and everyone will breathe better when the baby arrives. Everyone breathes better when a new baby enters the world!
But there are also a few of us holding our breath today as well…one sister’s bedroom ceiling sprung a leak on her early this morning. She is fine, ceiling is not. I learned today that my manufactured floor which has been heaving and weeping for a few days has the potential to be a much bigger problem. In both cases, these are in the future problems of the property owners, and for that I am grateful. These are past problems which we can exhale while we inhale the future waiting for fantastic solutions.
Breathing…inhaling and exhaling are all good…we just have to remember to breathe through it all!
28 days of pain is behind me…emotional pain for which I am now grateful! These days have brought to me two different books which are changing my view of my life: WHEN THINGS FALL APART by Pema Chodron and WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES by Clarissa Oinkola Estes. The former is a Buddhist nun and the later is a Jungian analyst.
They are both major undertakings, and they were brought to me by good friends who felt they would be good for me at this time. They were good friends of mine and the Universe, and they were right. Pema Chodron has become a daily practice, and Clarissa has become a major challenge, once accepted, so very worthwhile.
Like any challenge and work with the soul, there are very deep moments that are best explored and then left behind. Those deep moments occurred last night, but, as always, sleep became the antidote for those of us who are steeped in spirituality and the Universe. Those moments had to be experienced before I could move on, and I have moved on.
The morning mirror talk was sound and positive. The calendar for my LIVE Facebook sessions for February is complete and focuses on the month of Valentines Day and the emotions that month brings. I am calm, I am stable, and I am resolute to be appreciative for what I have. More than that, I also am grateful for walking through these 28 days with Source to get through the initial days of 2019.
As I continue my work with Pema and Clarissa, I am now appreciative more than ever for who I am. I am a “wild” woman, and I now understand that in a beginning sense–I have another 200+ pages to go! It explains to me who I am as an independent woman who is tremendous boat rocker. Many would like me to just settle down. It ain’t gonna happen. I have the soul of a “wild” woman. I am who I am supposed to be. I may not be understood by many, but I understand myself so much better because of these last 28 days, and, you know what, I am smiling again. Smiling because I am once again reminded that the Universe, aka as SOURCE, is with me, and there was a reason for these days. Sometime, some how, I will realize what that reason was, but, until then, I am appreciative of the wonderfully soulful friends who walked with me through this valley of time, who understand my levity in the face of pain, and to whom I am forever grateful that SOURCE provided you in 2019!
Without gratitude, where are we? If love is the solution to losing fear, what does gratitude have to do with it?? Appreciation, love, gratitude are all linked together. If you are without appreciation and gratitude, it is hard to believe you are living with a face towards love. It is that simple. Ask yourself: What am I grateful for at this moment? It could be hard to find one thing if you are not in tune with gratitude. It could also be hard for some to stop at one or two things. It matters not except that, if you are not in a state of gratitude, you will know that. Everything has a tone of negativity about it. Not my choice today…
No matter how much money you have, no matter how much food you have, you still need water. Plain and simple. As humans, we are a high percentage of water, and we need to stay hydrated. I am not going to throw out figures and statistics. I have been told I am somewhat too reliant on figures and statistics. It is true, but the more important thing is that we are made of water, we need water.
In the United States, we are fairly fortunate about the abundance of water. However, that does not mean that everyone in the United States has access to water or access to healthy water. I have to smile when I pass several “Natural Stream Water” distributors in my county. Has no one read about pollution. I smile because I doubt that stream water is as pure and natural as some might like to think. And yet, this is a better situation than some have in their local communities, such as Flint, Michigan, currently in the national news as local officials are being charged with criminal action for the lack of action they took with the Flint water supply.
In other parts of the United States, many are also being faced with their local water supply being privatized with an attempt to charge local water users with past charges to make the water system profitable. And it goes on and on…
It is important for me to share that water is necessary for life. In many countries, water is a luxury where people spend a good part of their day working to bring water to their homes. No one is addressing the fact that the water may be really unhealthy…the human being needs water for existence.
And that is where this story ends, for you who have water in your homes, for you who have the ability to secure water to exist, be thankful. Drink water, bathe with water, treasure your water, and realize that it is an essential component before you covet your money or crave your food…Appreciate Water!
As we enter into this week before Christmas, a time of giving and receiving gracefully, please accept my thanks to each and every person who has been a part of my life, including my readers of my daily blog. You are all so appreciated for each of you give me a gift every day. Hopefully, I give you something however we interact. I appreciate you! Enjoy the holiday season!
IT IS QUITE A KNOWN FACT THAT WOMEN–WIVES, MOTHERS, ETC.–CONTROL THE PURSE STRINGS OF MOST HOUSEHOLDS. AND THERE IS A REASON, THEY ARE THE NURTURERS IN EVERY MEANING OF THE WORD. THEY BUY THE FOOD, THEY MAKE THE HEALTH APPOINTMENTS, THEY MAKE SURE THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE ACCORDING TO “THE LIST”, AND THEY MAKE SURE EVERYONE LOOKS APPROPRIATE FOR WHATEVER THE OCCASION IS. OK, YES, THERE ARE VERY CAPABLE MEN WHO FILL THE ROLES OF “THE PARENT” AS WELL, BUT FOR NOW, I AM TALKING TO THE WOMEN ABOUT THE WOMEN, FOR THE WOMEN. CALL ME SEXIST, THAT’S OK, BECAUSE WHEN IT COMES TO THE FAMILY’S MONEY RELATIONSHIP AS THE FEMALE OF THE HOUSEHOLD GOES SO GOES MOST OF THE HOUSEHOLD!
AND IT IS THE WOMAN WHO HAS TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS MONEY TO MEET ALL OF THE NEEDS–WHETHER SHE IS THE SOLE BREADWINNER, A JOINT BREADWINNER, OR NOT A BREADWINNER. AND IT IS THE WOMAN WHO FEELS AND DISPLAYS THE STRESS FROM FINANCIAL REASONS.
SO WHATEVER THE REASON YOU GO TO THE “MAMA” OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD, OR IF YOU ARE THE “MAMA” OF THE HOUSEHOLD, “SHOW ME THE MONEY” HAS MANY MEANINGS FROM THE INCOME TO THE EXPENSES. BUT, FOR TODAY, MAMA TAKE THE TIME TO SHOW YOURSELF THE MONEY. FIND A SMALL WAY TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION FOR ALL YOU DO WITH YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND ITS MONEY….REALLY, SHOW ME THE MONEY, MAMA!