Monday Morning Motivation
We live in an abundant Universe. It is filled with magic & miracles. It is filled with sacred wonders that take our breath away. You are just as important as the wonders that take our breath away. You are part of the magic and the miracles that fill this glorious space we call Earth. You are an integral part of the Universe.
The Universe is on your side, it is always for a fuller expression of You. It will always support you and your growth as you remember who you really are. The Universe will send you magic and miracles as you travel this path, it has splendid surprises in store for you. Have Faith, strengthen your connection to the Divine, listen to the whispers of the wind and allow all the glory of the Universe to flow through you.
My daughter and I were at a yoga retreat when she reached out to take my hand during shavasana. It was such a precious moment and I’m so grateful a photographer captured it so I can relive that moment whenever I want. Give thanks for the hands that hold yours; give thanks for the love that touches you; give thanks for the good times and the ones that don’t always seem so good; give thanks for the lessons and the gifts,; give thanks for it all.
Everything is helping you uncover the greatness within as you reach your full potential. Begin a Gratitude journal and write 3 things you are grateful for every day. Another easy exercise to bring gratitude into your life is at the end of each day as you lie in bed give thanks for 3 things that went well during the day. Do this every day and your world will begin to shift in miraculous ways.
The dictionary defines appreciate as: to grasp the nature, worth, quality, or significance of something or someone or; to increase in number or value. What you appreciate grows, expands and appreciates. When you fully grasp the worth of something its value increases. As you appreciate and give thanks for all the gifts in your life more gifts will come to you. Take a moment today to appreciate your life. Make time to stop and appreciate all the little things and the big things and watch them all increase!
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. There are 24 character strengths that Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania along with Christopher Peterson, 2 of the founders of Positive Psychology, identified.
Of all the character strengths Gratitude is the one that will bring about the most happiness and well-being. There are many ways to be grateful so develop a practice of Gratitude that works for you. Begin a gratitude journal; every night think of three things that went well that day; email, text or write people and let them know you appreciate them are just a few. If you want to thrive practice Gratitude!
Life is filled with multiple choices and endless possibilities. It’s filled with questions that we must answer every day. We all have a choice as to how to answer them. We can answer them with love and understanding; with faith and grace or we can answer them with an open mind and a grateful heart. We can also answer them from a place of fear, doubt, ego, pride, pain or misunderstanding.
If we answer the questions life brings us with an open mind and a grateful heart we will experience life a certain way. On the other hand if we answer them coming from a place of doubt or fear we will experience life in a completely different manner. The choice is ours alone and our life will be a reflection of our answers. Choose wisely.
There are times in your life that challenge you and leaving can be one of them. No matter what you are leaving breaking away from something takes courage, strength and faith. Leaving can make you expand your comfort zone. It can make you reach, stretch and grow. Whether you are the one leaving or someone you love is leaving the exit can push you to be more loving, more compassionate, more open, more trusting, more understanding. Leaving can make you tougher, braver, stronger, and it can make you move into more.
Leaving can be difficult but know we all have been there. Know you are not alone. There are family, friends, guides, teachers and even strangers that send you love and hold the highest and best for you. May you find the faith, the inner knowing and the inner strength to surrender, let go and leave whatever is holding you back from the next great adventure.
After a recent trip to admire the gorgeous foliage in New England for a few days I came down with covid. I’m fine now and had a mild case but the games my mind played on me at the news were interesting. My mind went from a wave of shock and disbelief to worry and fear then total ease knowing I would be fine. Fortunately I had been vaccinated, was already on quarantine and on the mend by the time the test results arrived.
The thoughts that swirled through my mind at hearing the new surprised me though. I am the eternal optimist; I believe everything happens for a reason and I trust the Universe will support me but my mind still had it’s share of Oh No!; What if…?; Will I…? Sometimes life throws us curveballs and it may take us a minute to adjust but when we consciously take control of our thoughts we remember that the Universe does indeed have us. We are always held in the Loving Arms of the Divine/God/Source.
When you open yourself up to the unlimited possibilities life offers and trust that the Universe supports you magic begins. Doors open, synchronicity appears, magic happens and the way is made clear. New opportunities present themselves that you may have missed or were no there before. Every step you take brings you new information, a clearer vision appears and you reach greater heights.
Begin each day connecting to Source/God and say “My path is clear, the Universe supports me and doors magically open always.” Know with every fiber of your being that the Universe does indeed support you, listen for the guidance it sends you, pay attention to the messages you receive, watch for the doors to open, give thanks for all the gifts you receive and let the magic of the Universe fill your world.
The only constant in life is change. The moon, the tides, the seasons, the weather and even the sun all flow and change. The same is true for you, your children, your family everything is growing and changing. The Universe and our world are continually moving and change is happening all the time.
Change can be beautiful. The glorious colors of fall, the pure white of the new fallen snow, the fresh flowers in spring, the waves kissing the shore in summer, the full moon rising over the water, the magnificent sunrise and sunset each day grace us with their beauty and wonder always. The birth of a child, a new found friend, a lesson learned, a miracle bestowed, love given and love received are all beautiful expressions of life affirming change. Embrace the beauty and wonder of change in your life!
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