From frazzled to a light heart

Today, I can never be abandoned. I have everything I need, and life never stops working on my behalf. A course in miracles lesson 186, as interpreted by Pam Grout.
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I’ve already put in a full day and it’s only just past noon. I’m feeling overworked, my head is spinning up, and I need to get a grip.

And then I read this, above.


Now I see my same day in this way:

I feel really great about having the day’s necessary work done already. I can create a different pace for my afternoon. I’ll begin with giving myself a gentle pause.

Yep. The Universe has my back. I’m glad for the reminder today.

In what way can you actively realize this for yourself, in this moment?

Here’s to happy

When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

John Lennon
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Joy is our birthright.

Happiness is not a result, it’s a choice.

We don’t have to wait for it.

Consider this exercise:

  • When __________ happens, I will be happy.
  • As soon as __________, I will be happy.
  • If __________ would only __________, I will be happy.

Then strike through the first clause, everything up to and including the comma.

Now embrace your new sentences:

  • I will be happy.
  • I will be happy.
  • I will be happy.

How did you fill out the first part of the sentences?

How do you feel about that, now?

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FUN is a spiritual practice

quote by Robert Holden from his book Be Happy: give this important question ten minutes of your time today: If I were to make fun my daily spiritual practice, what would I do more of, less of, or differently?

Wow. Just, wow.

Give this a seriously playful ten minutes, daily.

I dare you. You will find your own holy shift.

Robert Holden, Be Happy

Beginnings, again

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A scratch upon the blackboard of the universe, that tiny sliver of moon.

Inspired by Stacy Demarco, Queen of the Moon Oracle Cards

We are gifted regularly with new beginnings, with fresh starts.

Major life transits come to mind. Say, graduating. From any program of study, whether high school, post-secondary anything, even personal pursuits of learning. Or, moving house. Whether across town, across the state, or across the nation. And, there’s also changing jobs. Regardless of being within the same company or field, or switching it up to something else entirely.

And now for something completely different....
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Reverse engineering release

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I’m very familiar with the idea of release as a letting go, a surrender. It’s honestly a great practice for me. (As in, I practice again and again and again…) This form of emptying is to me an allowing, a necessary stopping of something on my part. IF I do this, THEN I’ll feel that.

However, today I just learned of an additional way to practice release in my life. And this one is an action verb. (Oh, the irony.) I had this big AHA through reverse engineering. I feel THIS, here is WHY, this is WHAT I can do.

Raising my energy, calling my power — and then not releasing it, is what causes me to feel stagnant, stuck, and overwhelmed.
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