There’s beauty all around

In case I needed the reminder (and sometimes, it turns out, I do), there is beauty all around me. All I have to do is see. In particular, I am really grooving on the everyday holy wonders of the backyard.

The bear, that we didn’t see but flattened the bird feeder poles. She knows what she wants and reaches for it, unapologetically.

The birds, at the now-wonky yet perfectly good feeders. They don’t bother about the container it comes in, they simply enjoy the gifts.

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A love note from the Universe

Love where you’ve been.

Love where you’re at.

Love how you think.

Love the power you pack.

Love all that you seek.

Love all that you feel.

Love your rocking emotions.

And the thoughts you make real.

But mostly, amazing [you], I really, really love you in this very moment.

Here and now,

The Universe

PS — Far be it from me to tell anyone what to love about themselves, [Marvelous You], I’m too busy loving it all.

Mike Dooley’s Notes from the Universe for May 31, 2002. I adore that I receive these in my inbox

I appreciate the double perspective on this. When I first began to read it, it was internal. Like a message from Me to me, suggestions on how to hold myself in my own heart. When I got to the part at the end where I read “I,” as in, a message from an external Source speaking to me, the whole thing came whooshing in on me like a loving parent speaking to a dear child.

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Oh! I finally get it!

Have you ever been in a situation where some other person has really done you wrong? And people in your life who love you and are listening to you process it all out loud nod their heads in understanding and then say, “Yeah, but they were only doing the best that they could.” And you’re a bit flabbergasted, because you’re still hurt by it all, regardless?

I have.

You know what I’m talking about. Maybe it’s your gaslighting spouse. Your friend who used your confidence against you. Your parent that still won’t talk with you about the unexpected results of your ancestry DNA at-home test. The. Person. Who. Lied.

Yep. It’s real. And I don’t know about you, but sometimes (okay, often) my flash response to “they are doing the best that they can” is indignation. Because honestly, it’s not good enough.

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Momentarily gifted

Feel light. Feel free.

The present

is a gift.

Right now, this moment.


Spiritual shapewear

We shape our own world.

Not depending on circumstances to determine how we are feeling, but depending on our choices for how we feel.

It’s not external; we are not victims.

It’s internal; we are creators.

Yes, this (insert particular crappy situation here) really sucks.

But I don’t.

And neither do you.

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