Monday Morning Motivation
You are not alone. You are part of the the tapestry of Life, connected to the Power and Presence that was in the beginning is now and every shall be. Your power comes from your inner wisdom, your inner strength, your inner connection to the Source of all that is.
Use the Power that comes from Source, the Power than comes from within to give you strength, provide guidance and help you move you into more. As you strengthen your connection to the Creative Intelligence that rules the Universe you will strengthen your own Power.
You are worth investing in. Your mind and your spirit need your attention and your focus. Your mind needs positive thoughts, new information and moments of silence to bring clarity and reach it’s full potential. Your spirit needs prayer, meditation and a creative outlet to express the song within.
Take time to invest in your body as well as your mind and spirit. Your body needs movement, exercise and nutritious food to remain healthy. You need all three to expand into the full expression of Life that you are meant to be. Love yourself and invest in the glorious manifestation of the Most High that is YOU!
It begins with you; your thoughts, your feelings, your beliefs, your words, and your actions. You and what you are experiencing in your world depend on all those things. You can’t control everything in life but you can control those things which means you can control much of how you experience life and where you will go.
Nothing in life has meaning except the meaning we give it. We are making it all up. We give meaning to everything that we experience. Experiences may be difficult and we can look at them as lessons to learn and grow from or we can look at them as obstacles to hold us back. It’s up to each one of us to decide who we are to become. It starts with you! Who are you becoming?
Just like a farmer that reaps the benefit of the seeds he/she plants into the soil and nourishes whatever seeds you plant will grow. A farmer will never get watermelon from pumpkin seeds he/she will only get pumpkins. We don’t know how the soil makes a watermelon we just know and trust if we plant the seed, water and nurture it the soil will work it’s magic and the watermelon will appear.
Your thoughts are the seeds, the Creative Consciousness is the soil. Whatever seeds you plant into the Creative Consciousness will grow. If you plant seeds of love, joy, abundance, peace you will reap the benefits of those things. If you plant seeds of fear, pain, stress, limitation you will experience those things as well. Nurture the thoughts of the things you wish to experience and watch the Universe work it’s magic to make them grow!
There is a saying that is “Ignorance is bliss” but ignorance isn’t bliss, it can even be dangerous. Ignorance can hurt you, hold you back or lead you in a direction that can take you to a dangerous place. Knowledge on the other hand can empower you, move you forward and take you in the direction to move into more of who you are meant to be.
Knowledge is power! There are many ways to increase your knowledge. You can learn from books, learn from meditation, learn from keeping an open mind, learn from exploring and learn from every experience you encounter. With knowledge comes wisdom and power. Use this new power to improve your life and to make the world a better place.
If ever there was a time to be still it is now. The Universe is trying desperately to teach us something, many things. Let these unprecedented times of isolation and solitude bring us to our knees; to pray, to meditate, to give thanks, to remember what is most important.
We have an opportunity to make our lives and the world better. Use this time wisely. Be humble and be reflective. What can you do to make your life and the life of others better? Who can you be to make the world a better place? How will you change your thinking, your beliefs and your actions so the world can reflect the greatness that is within all of us instead of the pain and the fear? The time is now to listen to the magic the Universe!
Patience is the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. We are all learning patience these days. The climb is long and slow. It’s not a journey we wanted to take but it sure is providing opportunities to strengthen our patience muscle.
Keep a good attitude and help others when they need it. Do things that help you feel good; read, write, exercise, watch things that make you laugh, anything that lifts your spirit and your vibration. Remember we will get through this together.
Last week was Holy Week for Christians around the world. No matter what your beliefs are the teachings of Jesus are great lessons for all of us. Jesus taught people to love one another, even our enemies; to treat others the way we want to be treated; to have faith; he taught forgiveness; he taught that we are one and he taught that we should not judge each other.
Many of his teachings are about loving one another. By forgiving people we love them. By treating others the way we want to be treated we love them. By not judging others we love them and when we believe that we are one with others we will love them. Jesus taught the greatest commandment is Love. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey remember to Love One Another Always.
This pandemic has given each of us an opportunity to stop and take a look at our lives. An opportunity to reevaluate our lives, to look at what is most important and prioritize our lives. Take the time to go into the silence and really decide what your life and your future will look like.
Normal wasn’t working for so many but having to change our lives and spend time alone or with family is giving us time to decide what our new normal will look like. What will your days look like? What will you make sure you do more of? What are the things that you will let go of? Use this time to create a life that will lead you to a life that brings out the best in you and in those you love.
This pandemic is forcing the whole world to be still, forcing us all to be alone (or possibly with our loved ones) with our thoughts. We have been given an opportunity, a gift really, to examine our lives, our thoughts, our words, our beliefs and our actions. Use this time to go into the silence of your own heart, mind and soul.
How would you feel or what would you do if someone you know were to have the virus. Are you happy with the way you treated them? Have you said everything you wanted to say or done the things you wanted to do with them? Was love the way you will remember the relationship? Use this time to heal, nourish and nurture your relationship with yourself, with God, however you perceive God, with your loved ones, and with the world.
These are unprecedented times! We have to consciously rise above the fear and panic that sometimes surfaces or we can get sucked into it. Imagine that your heart is a faucet (whenever you turn a faucet on full blast nothing can get back into it) and turn your heart on full blast so that love inside gushes out of you in everything you think, do and say. Love comes from the Divine and is unlimited so you will never run out. Strengthen your connection to Divine and let the Love flow. We need to shower the world with our Love and shine our Light as bright as possible right here, right NOW!
Sometimes when it rains it pours and today it is pouring but… it’s going to be okay. We have been given an opportunity to experience something new. An opportunity to go within and deepen your connection to the Divine. An opportunity to discover what really matters. An opportunity to use your imagination like you never have before. An opportunity to reach out to comfort and care for others. An opportunity to pray or meditate even more.
You have been given an opportunity to read, sing, dance, write or do whatever your soul wants to do to express itself. Use your gifts and your soul’s desires to make a difference in your world and in the world around you. Use the situation we face today to cleanse, renew, learn, grow and become more of who you are meant to be.
Few things are constant in life but change is one of the only constants. Change happens if you are ready or not. Change happens whether you want it or not, it happens whether you see it coming or not. Sometimes change happens when you least expect it.
Sometimes change brings delight, sometimes it brings fear or unwanted circumstances. Whether you are ready for it, want it, see it coming or least expect it learn to embrace it. Change often brings new information, new opportunities and new growth. Embrace change, learn and grow from it and let it lead you into more.
Sometimes life flows easily and effortlessly; sometimes it’s like you are swimming against the tide. Spend time in silence, develop a meditation practice, learn to be still and life will flow easier. There may still be trials and tribulations but there will be less of them and you will be able to handle any challenges with grace.
Meditation has many benefits; it can keep you centered, grounded and healthier. Mediation deepens your connection to your higher self and to the Divine. Meditation raises your vibration, brings clarity and guides you. It will allow the Universe to flow to you and through you easily and effortlessly. Meditation is great for your body, mind and spirit.
You can’t conquer hate with more hate, that will only add to the hate that is all too prevalent in our society today. We may dislike what a person does or says or what a situation presents but hate will not help anyone or anything. When we show love to all situations and all people we raise the vibration of ourselves and our world.
Only Light will cast out the darkness. As a light switch brings light to a dark room letting your light shine bright will help bring light to the darkness in the world. Light and Love are unlimited as they come from the Divine so have no fear that you will run out. Replenish them both by strengthening your connection to Source and let your Light shine and your Love flow.
Love is your true power. Love connects, love heals, love forgives, love teaches, love strengthens, love nourishes, love believes, love guides, love conquers, love frees, love enlightens, love expands, love is!
All things are possible with Love. Deepen your love; the love from the Divine; the love for you, the love for all of humanity, the love for all that roam the earth, the love for our planet. Deepen all those things and you will discover your true power!
Love is your Soul purpose, Love is where you came from and Love is who you are. Love can help raise the consciousness of our world. Love can shine a light to help us out of the darkness. Love can heal wounds. Hate will never overcome hate only Love will. If it seems like Love isn’t working just increase the dosage!
People want and need to be loved. Unfortunately there are walking wounded among us but they shine a light on the wounds in us all so we can heal them. We need more candles to help us find our way out of the darkness so have faith, let Love guide you and remember everything is moving us into a fuller expression of who we are meant to be. Keep shining your Love!!
I love that there is a holiday to celebrate Love. I like to spend the whole month sharing thoughts on Love. Bruce Springsteen is one of my favorite musicians. His music and his wisdom move me and teach me. Love will indeed better us and we must work for it’s blessings.
How do you work for Love’s blessings? Do you meditate or pray? Do you listen to you heart, the love inside and let it guide you? Do you treat others with respect and compassion? Do you have faith that everything is helping you move into more of who you are meant to be? Do you look on the bright side? Do you learn and grow from everything? What can you do this week to work for Love’s blessings?
When one door closes another one opens. Unfortunately sometimes people spend so much time trying to get back in the same door they miss the opportunity another door can present. Stop knocking on the door that closed, stop struggling to pull it open again, stop looking longingly at it! Let it go!
There are many doors and opportunities just for you. Focus on the possibility a new door will bring you. Focus on what you want to find behind the door. Focus on getting ready for the new experiences the next door will bring. The Universe closed that old door so you could find the door that is meant for you. Have faith and keep moving forward. Your door is waiting for you!
I lost a friend this weekend that took his own life. As I wrote his eulogy it reminded me of my favorite uncle who went into deep depression after he retired years ago and of George Bailey from my favorite movie “It’s A Wonderful Life”. These men were wonderful men, loved by everyone that knew them. It makes me so sad to think that they had no idea how much they were loved. They had no idea of how important they were or the role they played in the lives they touched.
Do you know how much you are loved? Do you know the role you have played in so many lives? Do you know how precious you are to the the Creative Intelligence that I call God/Divine? Let me remind you that you are Loved, that you matter, that you make a difference. We all have been given this precious gift of Life to walk each other home to ourselves. Do something this week to embrace this truth and help another remember the truth about themselves. It really is a wonderful life!
There is no one in the world quite like you. You may look like others in your family; you may have similar interests as others; you may share some beliefs with others; you may have similar gifts or strengths as others and you may share wisdom with some great teachers but you are the only You. You are one of a kind. You are a unique expression of the Divine.
Come to appreciate your looks, your ideas, your interests, your beliefs, your strengths and your gifts. Embrace everything that makes you you! Stand out. Be strong. Be brave. Walk tall. Speak your truth. Share your gifts. Share your wisdom. Share the wonderful, exquisite expression of the Divine that is you with the world!
If you can see what it is you want you can have it. See if in your mind’s eye, see it as clearly as you can with as much detail as you can. You also have to feel it, you have to believe it and you have to take steps daily to move towards it.
Feel it with enough emotion to move your body into action. It is done to you as you believe so believe with every fiber of your being. Take one step at a time in the direction of your goal, learn and grow with every step and you will know which steps to take next to make you dream a reality.
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