This is a deep one for a Monday, but the Universe was very insistent that this message needed to be shared.
What kind of world would we have if we stopped and reflected on how what we think, say, and act impacts our HIGHEST good and the highest good of all?
Stop for a moment and think about what that would look like: a world full of people acting in support of not only their highest good but the highest good of all. Making choices that benefit everyone involved. Getting your cake, eating it too, and having enough to share with others.
Does it serve your highest good and the good of all others to flip off a driver you think is driving too slowly?
Does it serve your highest good and the good of all others to complain about your job, family, friends, or your government on social media?
Does it serve your highest good and the good of all others to judge the color of someone’s skin, who they worship, or whom they choose to marry?
Before you make your next decision or take your next action that involves yourself and others, stop, take a breath and ask your higher power: God, Buddha, a Tree Spirit, Mother Nature, or whom every you feel connected to as a guiding force, “What serves my highest good and the highest good of all”.
It will take practice and effort but the rewards you will reap will not only benefit you but all of us. It is worth it.
We can build a world where everyone lives in kindness, respect, and harmony. A world where we take care of each other and the planet. A world where we can all be happy being ourselves.
Isn’t THAT the world for which we are all looking ?
We go through life assuming that those we love know that we love them. We think that our words and deeds prove our love. And they do. But how often do we sit down and look a friend or family member in the eye and say with sincerity, “I love you”. Not as often as we should.
So today, pick a friend or a family member (or a complete stranger if you’re so inclined) and with complete presence and genuineness tell them you love them. Tell them why if you choose or simply tell them and leave it at that.
Do it in person if you can or through a video chat, but make a person to person connection.
Don’t require a response back and don’t be upset if they don’t respond the way you think they should. Your purpose in this exercise is to share your feelings with your loved one and the Universe. Your words of love with do a great deal to positively impact both.
Have a happy healthy day and a great weekend!
Make a list of all of the things you are grateful for: your family, friends, home, health, job, possessions, experiences, etc.
Then pay attention to how your attitude and your day change for the better.
Lately, I have been working on connecting with my spirit guides and ascended masters through automatic writing, which I love and you should definitely try.
Through my “discussions” with these higher wisdoms, I have been encouraged to share some of what comes through in these messages.
The title of this and future posts, “Words to Live By” comes directly from their guidance and inspiration.
Think of them as social media fortune cookies and use them in whatever way serves your happiness and highest good.
These days it is all too easy to look at the world and see what is wrong. Disease, violence, injustice, bullying, anger, and hatred seem all too common.
The world is divided into US versus THEM. If you aren’t with me, you’re against me.
It appears that no news is good news, literally.
But is that really true? Is there nothing good going on in the world?
The answer is an unequivocal, “NO”
Recently in the face of a local tragedy my community stepped up to show what’s possible. The acts of kindness and compassion were in numerable. It was truly amazing to see the outpouring of kindness that my community exhibited. Yes, there were a few negative ninnies and naysayers. But people in the community came together to make the community stronger, to help others, to show kindness, to show compassion, to show courage, and to show love. It was truly inspirational to witness.
That’s why this week my challenge to you is to look for kindness in the world.
Every day look for one act of kindness, whether it be an inspirational story on YouTube, an article in the paper about someone who helped a neighbor in need, or a story of two very different animals coming together and being friends. Whatever it is, search out acts of kindness around the world.
If you look for them, you will find them. I promise kindness and compassion abound if you choose see them.
For a few minutes every day for the next week, set aside the negativity, the fighting, the arguing, the cruelty, and the hypocrisy and look for the good!
Focus your attention for just a few minutes on those good stories. Share them with others. Repeat them over and over.
Focus on kindness and you will see more kindness. It will start to pop up in front of you everywhere, but you have to look for it.
Take the time look for the kindness, share the kindness, be kindness and we will have a kinder world.
Please, share this challenge with your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers! The more people choose kindness and compassion the more we all benefit!
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Welcome to week 2 of The Kindness Challenge.
The purpose of this challenge is to spread kindness, love, and appreciation in an effort to make our world a little happier and more peaceful.
My challenge to you this week:
Say “Thank you” to a stranger.
Nothing breeds kindness and goodwill like gratitude. We all love to be told, “thank you” when we have done something for someone else.
This week make it your mission to say, “thank you” to 1 stranger every day.
- Thank the grocery clerk for working
- Thank the woman in the parking lot for putting her cart in the cart corral
- Thank the customer service representative for helping you over the phone
- Thank your bank teller for always greeting you with a smile
- Thank the man in line with you for standing 6 feet away, whatever.
No act is too small to garner a “thank you”.
Have fun with this, get creative, think up different reasons or ways to say, “thank you” to someone you don’t know.
As always you may want to keep journal or some notes about how thanking a stranger made you feel.
Don’t forget to share this challenge with your friends and family!
If you have followed this blog for very long you probably noticed that I post a lot about taking note of things you are grateful for.
But often we forget that being grateful is about more than being thankful for material things, gratitude is also about experiences that you’ve had, people you have met, or other non-material things that you have received.
For example, have you ever been thankful that you drove all the way to work and had all green lights?
Have you ever thank the Universe for a complement you received?
Today, make it your goal to make a list of non-material things you’re thankful for:
“I am grateful I had the opportunity to shovel snow from my elderly neighbor’s driveway so she could go to church.”
“I am grateful a colleague made me realize what a terrific job I have.”
“I am grateful I had an amazing time learning to surf on vacation.”
“I am grateful I have a loving family.”
“I am grateful I found an inspirational book to listen to in my commute.”
“I am grateful my grandmother taught me how to make her delicious fried chicken.”
Expressing gratitude is a great way to put a positive spin on your day and your life. And, if you say, “Thank You”, to someone else it can make their life better as well.
If you liked this post or found it helpful, please share it with friends and family. Together we can make the world a happier more positive place, one “thank you” at a time.
Last week I encouraged you to make a list of 10 positive things that occurred in your day prior to going to bed each night in order to focus your pre-sleep mind on happy peaceful thoughts, read Think Positive, Sleep Positive for a review.
That exercise is a great way to prepare your mind for restful sleep and help you wake up the next morning in a positive frame of mind. It is also a terrific exercise for promoting a positive mindset throughout your day. Let’s face it, no matter how good your intentions are to maintain a positive outlook during your day, sometimes things come up that knock you off of your game: unexpected traffic, a difficult client, an argument with your spouse, or even missing your morning coffee. When this happens it is essential that you get back into a positive mindset as quickly as possible to prevent the rest of your day from spiraling downward into frustration, anger, or an inability to think clearly and solve problems.
No matter where you are in your mindset right now, take a few moments to do the following activity:
If you are in a good mood, this exercise can reinforce and stimulate more positive thoughts. If you are feeling irritated, overwhelmed, or stressed it can serve as a reset for your day, getting you back on track to positive thoughts and positive results.
If you have let yourself get too far into the negative thought process it may be difficult to think of anything good that day, but remember you’re not looking for bright shiny miracles, you are simply looking for a few good things. For example:
- You woke up on time
- Traffic was lighter than usual
- You heard your favorite song on the radio
- The barista made your latte perfectly
- A stranger smiled and said, “Good morning”
- A coworker complimented your work on a project
- You had a good idea
Taking a few minutes during your day to list the good things that have happened will reduce your stress levels, spark new ideas, heighten productivity, and help you flow through your day with ease. It is a small investment of time that yields tremendous returns!
Give it a try. I guarantee you will be glad you did.
Until next time, have a happy healthy day!
What goals did you set for yourself this year? Do you want to: run a marathon, lose 20 pounds, get a new job, find your soulmate, pay off your credit cards, or buy a new home?
No matter what your goals are for 2019, you cannot expect to achieve them if you don’t believe you deserve them. Believing you deserve to make your goal a reality is a crucial step in reaching that goal and yet, I often find when working with clients it is missing from the goal setting equation!
Believing you deserve to have, be, or do anything you want is about loving yourself enough to allow yourself to have, be, or do whatever it is you are wanting.
If you do not love yourself, you will never have the power to press forward with your goal when the road gets rocky and challenges emerge. Instead, you will start to doubt yourself and your abilities and start believing the naysayers and negative Nancy’s’.
See if this sounds familiar:
“What was I thinking? I’ll never be able to lose weight. I don’t have the willpower.”
” Mom was right. Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.”
If you want to finally get on track to achieving your goals and stay on track you MUST start loving and believing in yourself!
Here is a little exercise to get you started:
- Find a mirror. Any mirror will work, it can be the mirror in your bathroom, a hand mirror, or the visor mirror in your car. If you can’t find a mirror “selfie mode”on your phone will work.
- Look at yourself in the mirror. Look directly into your own eyes. For some of you, this may be uncomfortable. Take a breath and power through. You CAN do this.
- While looking into your eyes, state out loud at least 10 things you LOVE about yourself. They can be anything; physical attributes, habits, behaviors, attitudes, accomplishments…
“I love my soft silky hair.”
“I love that I am a hard worker.”
“I love that I am intelligent.”
“I love that I finished my work project ahead of schedule and got compliments from my boss.”
Be creative! Have fun! Enjoy the process. Allow yourself to feel good.
Do this exercise every day for a month and take notice of how your life starts to shift and your goals get closer to reality. You will be glad you did!
Let us know how the exercise worked for you, LIKE, us on Facebook and leave a message!
Until next time, have a happy healthy day!