gratitude

Gratitude for ‘Now’

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My sweet feline friend nestles her warm body into mine. I can feel her breathing beside me, quiet, safe and sound. I so treasure this. She wakes to the exact moment she is timed to jump off the bed, and she calls me to start the day. My peace begins this way, but not every day, so I am especially grateful when it does. I’m grateful for the rising sun […] Read more »

Peace Begins With Me

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* I breathe deeply and softly * I think gentle thoughts * I walk slowly * I give gratitude to all my experiences today, even the difficult ones * if I experience any challenge with another person today, I view life from their perspective and find my connectedness * I make an effort to extend simple courtesies * I do something kind and unexpected for a stranger today * if I find yourself in conflict I ask myself, […] Read more »

Equation of Acceptance

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 In meditation, I saw this clarity about ‘acceptance’:   acceptance = acceptance of being here on Earth + acceptance of purpose + (accepting all others + being accepted)   I asked “how?” for each part of the equation:   acceptance = being here in the ‘now’ moment + being Light + accepting myself   acceptance = being here in the ‘now’ moment + being Light + loving myself   acceptance = being here in […] Read more »

Peace in Simplicity

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Driving in the countryside at this time of year feels like waking up from a delicious, afternoon nap; you know that you have to get up and move onto to other things but the cells in your body balk at the idea of any hurry. As you linger in the peacefulness, your senses slowly stirring, everything just feels good. That’s the way I felt as I let the open road free […] Read more »

Earth Speaks Her Peace

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We celebrate Earth Day in April of each year. It’s a time to raise our consciousness to hers and be mindful of our relationship. Hopefully, for even five minutes, we pause to personally thank her and perhaps reflect on whether we have been friends or foes. Do we treat her kindly or disregard her needs as she meets ours?  So it felt right to let Earth speak. She reminds us that we are, without a doubt, more […] Read more »

PeaceBody

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“Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.”~Astrid Alauda If you’re a fan of Eckhart Tolle and have read his book A New Earth, you may remember the term ‘pain-body’. It is a concept worth knowing that can open the mind and enable healing. However, identifying with our peacebody is far more, well, peaceful! The pain-body is anti-life. It gets triggered when we resonate with an unresolved emotional upset […] Read more »

Being Thanks

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Imagine – your wish can be granted. What are 5 things you most needed when you were growing up which you feel you didn’t get? They can be yours. What did you answer? The question is a powerful one. When I ask this of my clients I get powerful answers. I never hear them list things they didn’t have, like more money, better clothes, a nicer room or better vacations. Even from those people who grew up […] Read more »

Reflections of God’s Love

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Love. It comes to us surprisingly, develops over time, or doesn’t seem to be present at all. It takes many forms – familial, romantic or self-love. It is offered without condition or disguised as generosity through expectation. For some it is celebrated every day, or for others it is made special on the 14th of February. Our definition and experience of love is varied and diverse. So what truly is love? Love is an energy that emanates from our heart […] Read more »