When recovering from an addiction or addictive behavior, it’s important to monitor times when we feel crappy, and do a check in regarding certain things: are we hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired? Generally, these can contribute to us feeling out of sorts, depressed, and grumpy.
I’d like to add another two: Energy? And Dehydration? With the first, we could have negative and heavy energetic residue that we need to clear out. I kind of look at it as ‘brushing’ our auras, and removing yuck that might be stuck to us! There are different ways to do this, so do your research and try it out. The second has to do with the fact that so many people are chronically dehydrated nowadays, perhaps more than ever with the extreme heat occurring. Make sure you’re drinking enough water (and clean water, too)! Otherwise, we can be very irritable and feeling yucky.
Taking personal responsibility to care for our heath on the most basic levels is very important as well as necessary. Keep it up!
I, like many if not all people, am going through changes during this time of–you guessed it–change and transformation! The key is to focus on the positive and remain conscious as much as possible (the word ‘conscious’ cracks me up, but it is the language that’s available for the experience of just having a clear and calm mind). No small thing, as I say on my podcast.
We’ve been going through positive change, and it’s been very hard, but we’re not alone! We’re all healing and renovating our ‘insides’, and that’s a tough thing to do. One of the keys to getting through the stress is a specific wisdom that’s been passed down through the ages, and is very much a part of The Law of Attraction: how you you feel? Think about how you want to feel, and shift towards it as much as possible.
This morning I looked in the mirror, and was surprised at how much older I looked. I generally look pretty young, so I was a bit shocked at my reflection; I looked into a window of my future of aging. Luckily, I was immediately comforted by the thought: “Who cares how you look? How do you feel?
This is important for any life situation, large or small. But it’s particularly on point during times in which we, and our very lives, are changing. As we grow them, and ourselves, it’s vital to check in with how we want to FEEL in our lives, and move toward what supports THAT!
I feel pretty good. I’m comforted by the fact that I’ll still be attractive at any age (beauty on the inside does indeed shine out), and that I’m not old yet. I’ll likely never be, because I generally feel balanced, light and thankful. It’s better than any face cream!
Something happened the other day that brought to my attention the importance of really being aware of ways in which we fight, work against, and possibly hurt ourselves through subconscious self-sabotage.
I noticed a bird that was perched at the back of our car, and it was regularly fluttering and pecking at the rear window. I saw this off and on all day, and after looking throughly to make sure it wasn’t distressed about babies or hunting for bugs, figured that the bird was likely upset with its reflection.
This theory was confirmed when googling it, and my husband and I found out that this aggressive behavior is due to the bird defending his territory. Unfortunately, birds who confront and attack their reflections are at risk of exhausting and injuring themselves! So we did what the article recommended, and covered the window with paper. And it worked!
This got me thinking: how often do we risk exhaustion and injury to ourselves by fighting dreams, shadows, and reflections of ourselves within? It’s time to pay particular attention to any feeling of anger turned inward, and remember to be gentle with ourselves. Remember that we are stronger than we know, and that using our energy constructively is the way to go, vs. pecking / picking at our reflections. SELF-LOVE, not self-sabotage!
So, in times in which we are tempted to have negative self-talk, visualize papering your mind over with brown-paper-bag, secure it all with packing tape, in order to keep yourself protected from pecks!
Sending you love and peace, and may you be safe and well–
In today’s podcast (titled: “Counting Blessings” and Completion), The World card announced itself in the ‘Guidance Card Pull’ portion. When I read the positive descriptors that go along with this particular tarot card, my head rolled back, my tongue rollsed out Homer Simpson-style, and I literally salivated.
Phrases like: “achieving your heart’s desire, seeing dreams come true, taking pleasure in life, enjoying peace of mind, getting satisfaction, finding contentment, etc.–reading the words tickles me. Maybe it’s because I’m starting to feel this level of satisfaction in my life, on a level never experienced before.
I feel good today. I consciously realized it and took a moment to feel it more fully so as to remember it. I want to remember what it feels like in my body, so that I can call it back when I fall into a ‘muck and yuck’ mindspace.
The funny thing is, I had this personal epiphany as I was cleaning the toilet. Once I realized that, I tried to shift my thoughts for reasons that I don’t entirely understand. Did I think that I wasn’t giving the experience enough respect? God / Universal Energy / Source / Spirit doesn’t care if I was cleaning a toilet! God would love the fact that I’m thankful for receiving blessings and feeling good as I clean—talk about cleaning up my ‘muck and yuck’!
So I was left with this abiding lesson: when we feel good (which we do and will), really soak it up and marinate in it, so that it can linger and / or you can more easily recall it and feel it again when dealing with harder times during our personal work. We want to clean up our s*it, and feeling good while doing it helps on all levels.
Meditation or medication? That is a quote that I read long ago, and it’s stuck with me. I truly believe in the positive benefits of meditation, even as I struggle to do it on a regular basis myself! The thing to remember is that however often we do it, and for however long we do it, WE WILL BENEFIT IN A POSITIVE WAY. Even if you sit for 1 minute and try to clear your mind.
This being said, I discovered an old pamphlet that was written in the 70’s and is now offered for free download online at: http://csa-davis.org/sites/?q=easyguide
I encourage you to take the time to read and digest the information in it, and have recorded an auditory podcast of it if you prefer: https://www.buzzsprout.com/925804/3788828-an-easy-guide-to-meditation.mp3?blob_id=14307206&download=true
Go for it! Who wouldn’t want an increased sense of calm, less stress, and a positive improvement in life? It’s important that we all research and try different things and experiences to find out what works for us personally. I wish you well; thank you for reading this, and thank you to all who helped this particular meditation manual be made free and available to us all!
Here are a few of my regular prayers that might be helpful to you too! Yes, they can be quite wordy, but it feels right and it doesn’t take that much more to say it, so there ya go! Enjoy.
1) Dear God / Universal Energy, Thank You for all of my many blessings. Please bless me and only allow in energy that is for my Highest Good and the Highest Good of All, my Most Benevolent Outcome and Most Benevolent Outcome for All, on all levels of my being, known and unknown, past, present, future and beyond, in the original definitions and intentions of the words. Thank You, Blessed Be, Amen.
2) Dear God / Universal Energy, please protect me and keep me safe from anything that intends me harm or would cause me harm on any of my levels of being, known and unknown, past, present, future and beyond, in the original definitions and intentions of the words. Thank You, Blessed Be, Amen.
3) Dear God / Universal Energy, please let all actions, reactions, energy and information that comes to me and through me be grounded and surrounded in energy for the Highest Good of All, Most Benevolent Outcome for All, in the original definitions and intentions of the words. Thank You, Blessed Be, Amen.