Posts Tagged ‘gratitude’

Summertime

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sunset

In summer, I have a greater sense of my own inner aliveness and connection to the flow of the spiritual energy that animates all of life, which itself seems to run freer, burn hotter and grow wilder than at other times of year. Do you feel that way, too?

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive in the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” (Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart)

I love how this literary quote captures, perhaps by resurrecting childhood memories of school being out, the summer feeling

Making Ripples / 6 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

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water droplet

Can you think of someone who is infectiously happy? Someone who simply radiates joy? Just being around that person lifts your spirits. Maybe you can also think of someone who seems to carry a dark cloud wherever they go. Their contentiousness and unresolved anger are always about to boil over on the next hapless person who disagrees with them or just looks at them the “wrong way.” This person may leave you feeling heavy and dull.

As described above, our energy ripples out and affects other people. The energy of other people also affects us. The vibration of each individual contributes to the energetic environment of the world in which we live.

My Prayer of Thanks

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Fall Leaves Give Thanks

Thank you Creator for the mysterious, miraculous and sacred gift of human life

Thank you for the miracle of creation of which I am a part

Thank you for the body, temporary temple of my eternal soul

Thank you for the gift of the body’s innate intelligence and healing ability

 

Thank you for this beautiful and wondrous Mother Earth

Thank you for my traveling companions on the road of life

Thank you for blessing me with abundance

The Paradox of Acceptance

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The Paradox of Acceptance

Instead of taking the present moment as it is, how often do you expend a lot of energy struggling with it? Do you think, or say, things such as, “I don’t like it this way.” “It shouldn’t be this way.” This isn’t right.” “Why is this happening?” “I don’t want to deal with this”? Responding to life experiences in this way sets up a very unproductive and disempowering mind-loop. Because no matter how much we try to avoid life in this moment: It just is. Our protests do nothing to change things. Yet, they deplete our vital energy.

So, what’s the alternative? Say yes to life and embrace it!