That’s right two weeks have passed since my last entry. That was a surprise to me this morning. But then in the past few days I have totally blanked out a payment I need to make and used a chopstick to attempt thoroughly cleaning out around the lint filter in my dryer. The reason I mention that is because I dropped the chopstick and it slid down underneath the tub of my dryer. So I will make an appointment with my landlady this morning to explain to her what I have done and admit my own embarrassment. And this is how my “new“ year began.
Fortunately I don’t give much importance to events that are simply part of a calendar people devised in order to be able to communicate with one another. I reminded myself this morning that other countries and cultures have calendars totally different from ours so a day is simply a day. Time is a linear mental concept and I can allow myself not to be undone by it.
I decided this morning that my “new“ year begins today. And today is a good day because I am present and aware and willing to be in each moment as it unfolds. Yes, I hope today unfolds with more clarity and simplicity and lack of surprises! Life is what it is and getting frustrated and overly embarrassed really does not bring me peace and contentment.
Life is what it is and I am who I am. I forget things. I make silly mistakes. I am, after all, a spiritual being currently having a human experience. And human beings are prone to oversights and mistakes because there are no perfect human beings. And knowing that is the key to being perfectly human!
May your day unfold easily and may you know Peace today.
Namaste to those who have waited patiently through the times I do not write. It has always been my practice to be inspired by my Soul, by the Divine Spark within. I am grateful for your time, attention, and comments.
Here we are again at the busiest time of year. I know many of you, much like myself, have experienced intense challenges this year. My own sadness and grief this year due to my brother’s difficult passing has reminded me that others have suffered as well. As a result, whenever my pain surfaces, I send blessings of love & compassion out to others whether known to me or not. This brings me the awareness that I am not alone.
Today I send blessings to you and hope this day is easier. As the days unfold and bring us to the end of this year, please be kind to yourself. With love & compassion for yourself, say “Maybe next time” to a few invitations and rest. If there are no invitations, know that it is ok to be glad this year is almost over. Let the new year bring a new start, even if you can’t quite feel truly optimistic.
What others are doing around you seems very important when you have not found your own steadiness. You want to say to them, “Don’t rock my boat! If you rock my boat, I can’t be steady.” But the truth of it is, you’re the only boat-rocker in your world. Only you can rock your boat.
This quote comes from Abraham-Hicks Publications. It is dated February 1, 2014.
My own sweet Soul often reminds me “You are doing this to yourself, Catherine Ann. This is not coming from outside you. You are doing this to yourself by the way you are responding to these circumstances.”
It is said that love covers a multitude of sins. There are many ways to look at what this means.
For me, a few immediate meanings come to mind. One is that, when I love someone, I recognize and accept the way they move through life. It may not be my way, it may appear difficult or unreasonable to me but I love the person and I accept them as they are.
The much deeper meaning, for me, is that I love myself enough to recognize that I often fall short of being the human being I would like to be (to fall short of a goal is the actual meaning of the word “sin”). When I am not yet as whole, loving, and compassionate as I desire to be, Divine Love steps in and loves me and others.
Divine Love transcends my humanity, my circumstances, my frailties. Divine Love covers it all and finds Its own expression in and through me, in spite of it all. Oh yeah 🕊🙏🏻📿💖
As I begin this new day I cannot help but realize how out of sync I felt with myself yesterday. I began the day tired rather than refreshed and still had quite a good morning. By mid-day, however, I was edgy and easily annoyed. When the sun finally set, I counted the last few hours until I could go to bed!
This morning I am reminded of that phrase from the first Star Wars movie: I sense a disturbance in the Force.
Yep, there is a disturbance in the force field of my life, several big ones in fact. My only sibling, my older brother, died unexpectedly recently. Though unexpected, it really wasn’t sudden and he suffered terribly in the process. Since I was born into his world, I have never known the world apart from his presence. And his presence was powerful; his energy easily absorbed the room and everyone in it. I knew energy would shift and I would be making adjustments on every level of my being. I had no idea and still am not fully tuned into what that feels like.
I returned from family services to learn the neighbors are doing a major expansion on their home and the deconstruction started a few days ago. The energy of my home and daily life has changed and will continue to mutate for months to come.
Yesterday, I not only sensed a disturbance in the force, I must have been caught in the whirlpool it created! Knowledge/Awareness is Power so today I hope to ride the waves of transition more competently. As I typed that sentence I had a visual image of my son surfing and then seeing the absolute joy on his face as he emerged from the water carrying his board.
I wonder if the waves of change in my life could be that much fun? Time will tell.
Namaste, dear hearts. Be blessed today. And be a blessing as well.
Today is a gift. Please unwrap it gently and open your mind and heart to its many aspects and layers. May you experience this gift with grace, peace, understanding, and joy. May you be a blessing to each person you encounter for you are sharing that moment with a brother or a sister. May you openly and lovingly receive the blessing each person brings to you. And me these mutual blessings radiate out to our world.
NAMASTE is most often understood as a greeting, much like aloha. The deeper meaning can be expressed in a number of ways. The one that has brought the most understanding to me is based on being one with the Divine, with All That Is:
When I am truly one with myself and you are truly one with yourself, then we are truly one.
From my personal experience I know that, when I am disrupted or fractured within myself, it is impossible for me to know true oneness and peace with another.
It always comes back to the same thing, doesn’t it? What I desire to experience in my life, when I actually experience in my life, must begin with me.
The election is over. No matter what side of the fence – or has it become the wall? – I was on or you were on, what happens next and what unfolds in the days to come depends on each of us letting “it begin with me.”