Archive for December, 2009

Tune In!

Posted on December 8, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The first big snowfall of the season always feels magical to me.  The wonder of watching the flakes silently dropping to the ground, muffling all sound.  The gentle softness as brown gradually gives way to the blanketing white.  Such joy to just watch the snow fall.

When was the last time that you took a moment to tune into what makes you smile or brings you joy?  It becomes especially hectic this time of year as we drive ourselves to frenzy – all in the name of Holiday Spirit.  But what is YOUR Spirit craving?

Our Spirits are trying to get our attention all of the time!  We’re constantly given messages, symbols and guidance but they all go unnoticed unless we TUNE IN!

So, how do we tune in to these messages from the spirit realm?  How can we change our focus to receive these nudges from our Higher Selves?

BREATHE!

First and foremost, we have to SLOW DOWN and BREATHE!  If we’re not present in the moment (read: our minds are racing through the to-do list, planning dinner, scheduling the car pool), we are sure to pass right over that quiet voice of spirit showing us how utterly loved we truly are and directing us to the solutions we seek!

NOTICE!

We have to start walking through life with our eyes open wide.  Watch for those signs and signals from Spirit.  When we’re wondering what to get our spouse for Christmas and then we see a commercial for a particular tool we know they’d like, that is probably a sign from your Spirit giving you a suggestion for that gift.

No detail of our daily life is too mundane for our Higher Self.  Go ahead and ask for help in dealing with fighting kids or problems with homework, finances, business, love – none of it is off limits.  Our Spirits are just WAITING for us to ask for help so that they can jump in and make our lives easier while affirming what divine and holy Beings we are.

Life becomes a series of unexpected surprises, joyful surprises when we allow ourselves to tune into the moment and just BE!  In this holiday season overflowing with things to do – give yourself a wonderful gift and just BE.  Stop and really see what’s in front of you.  Allow yourself to marvel over the magic of Christmas lights twinkling on the pine trees or children squealing in delight over a much wanted toy in the window.  Savor the magic of this season – and enjoy the gift of nurturing your Spirit.

Loving your Spirit is a gift that continues to give all year long.  Tune in and enjoy the magic for truly you are Divine, and you are Loved!

Blessings!

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Withholding Judgment

Posted on December 2, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

Sometimes it’s hard to understand the choices we see other people make, especially those close to us.  We may think, “Don’t they understand how foolish this course of action is?  Can’t they see that they’ll just end up getting hurt?”  What we have to remember, though, is that no matter what we’re looking at, we can ONLY see it through our OWN lens.  Not theirs.

We’re making a judgment call that our choice is the better one – for them.  Obviously, that must not be the case – or everyone else would be doing exactly what we’re doing.  Right?

Underlying those questions is another judgment – one that assumes that pain should be avoided.  But is that really the best scenario?  Isn’t it through fire that our spirit is challenged and grows?  Would we deny our friends and loved ones their own opportunities for growth and expansion?

Of course those questions stem from what we “think” is best for our loved ones, but sometimes life is not best lead by the head but by the spirit.  Our soul knows what lessons it has come to this physical lifetime to experience.  Who are we to pass judgment on the lessons someone else has chosen to experience?

It’s just as easy to turn our judgmental tendencies inward, blaming and chastising ourselves for our perceived failures and shortcomings.  We can all relate to the depression and frustration that results from such actions.

But isn’t there another more constructive, and possibly more comfortable, way to frame our perspective?  What if we were to view ALL of life’s experiences as just that – life experiences?

What if we were to remove the assignment of “good” or “bad”, “right” or “wrong”?  Aren’t those just subjective truths, anyway?  Without a benchmark of right or wrong, good or bad, we are left without any comparison to judge our actions against.  They simply become actions.

Now we can observe them as just another experience in a lifelong string of experiences.  Things become “good” or “bad” simply because we declare them to be such.  So once we stop declaring them that way, we are free to see the gift that EACH experience offers us.

While we may decide that we enjoy certain experiences more than other, that does not make them “better” than those other.  Just more enjoyable.

Today, think about how easy it is to cast judgments – on someone else, on yourself.  And ask yourself, “Isn’t this a life experience also?”  Free yourself from the burden of judging your actions – and allow yourself to EXPERIENCE life.  It just might surprise you what you discover about yourself once you stop casting judgments.

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