It’s been a busy month so far for so many people around the world gearing up for “the big day.” I remember when I was a little guy I would get so excited about Christmas. I always loved making gifts for family and others. I speak only from personal experience, but as a youngster it had more meaning. I’ve been very aware this year that so many people stress out to the point where they can lose the true meaning of the day. My wishes are different today as all I really want is to be with my family and close friends. I was blessed to have some amazing moments this holiday season while always being grateful for my health and well being. I cherish the memories from the past and the inspiration I can draw in, in the moment. With another year almost behind us, I find it important to fill ourselves up with love and set great intentions for the year ahead. I wish you peace on Christmas day and all the days in store for you. In today’s fast moving society I think it’s important to really appreciate all that comes into our experience. What we consider bad at times is only a creative opportunity to evolve and grow into something that serves us in loving way.
The more we find ourselves at peace with the present moment, the more we can bring ourselves in harmony with the laws that govern all things. We can feel the energy from within come more alive. It’s as if we are more tuned into what is flowing into every cell of our being. We are abundant beings that have energy exploding inside us ready to manifest itself into form. The more we plant images of what we want in our lives in absolute expectancy, we will realize the tremendous potentialities of the power force within. You are an infinite power source that will draw in whatever we need through intention and paying attention to our surroundings. Yes it takes a whole lot of courage to use our higher faculties, but the more we use the power of the will, the more abundant we find ourselves on a daily basis. Remember that repetition and continuous action in a calm way will guide you to the promise land.
How many people set goals for the year?Lots!!! I have found that in my most successful years that I always carry a success journal wherever I go. This may seem weird to some, but I find that if we become orderly list oriented with our intentions… things just seem to fall into place. 2014 was a year of tremendous lessons that I am truly grateful for. I lost a lot but during the losses, little did I know what I was to gain. Seeds of a positive nature are now planted on a daily basis with more drive and passion than I ever knew I had. I have so much gratitude in my heart for the people that accept me for me. The mistakes I made last year are like pieces of coal burning in the fire as my heart knows full well the tasks at hand for more purpose in life. I wish everyone a successful and abundant 2015.
So much has been said about the power of GRATITUDE! The funny thing is that so many people are only grateful when the going is good. Or they fail to recognize the good in their lives which may be hidden in a form of a lesson. For years I wrote at least 10 “things” or people that I was truly thankful for in my life, and wow did my life take on a magic words can’t explain. Grateful thanksgiving is our connection to the source of our being. The more gratitude we call out, the more comes in..The trick is to really focus and live in this state of mind as much as possible. The infinite intelligence has a funny way of answering our asking. Ask and it will be given…What you think you become. These are wise sayings from masters and all religions, and proven in every essence of the word. No matter how your feeling today, try and develop an attitude of gratitude.
Inner peace can be tough at certain times in our lives when chaos comes into our lives. Speaking from personal experience and observations, anger and resentment are one and he same and two emotions to be avoided at all costs. Self control becomes easier the more willing we are to let go of old behavior patterns that hold us down and hinder spiritual and physical growth. There is such a thing of transmuting old habits into new ones, and dark thoughts into light thoughts. At the end of the day we have to be willing to let go completely of the resistance and transmit our energy into the flow of the river. If not our minds get bogged down like an eddy which makes it impossible at times to move forward and be the best we can be. Everything is connected universally and to hate another is really to hate yourself. I’ve had troubles at times of my life paying attention, but now I chose to live in the solution by working on my defects instead of dwelling on them. I meditate on a regular basis and highly suggest any form of that practice to calm the mind and feel your connectivity to source. Just breath when the going gets rough and overwhelming at times, it helps! And most important is to have people that “get you” and understand that we are all human and our present moment is where we have the opportunity to define our character.
Today I wish, success and inner peace for everyone.
Being creatures of habit we tend to exude GRATITUDE only when the tides are the highest, the up times when it seems like almost nothing can go wrong. I’ve been a gratitude junky for many years now, and find that if I’m not connected to the source of grateful thanksgiving my life turns into chaos! Our physical existence on this planet is to perform all of our talents in full function to the best of our abilities. Idleness is truly deadly. Whenever I have so called dents into my spiritual metal is when in my humble opinion we have to dig deep and be grateful for the feelings we are emitting at the time. It’s our birthright to be abundant, healthy and happy! We have so many choices in life that often it’s easy to get mixed up on the things we desire the most. My suggestion to everyone is when we feel off, and maybe a little bit down is to say thank you to the infinite which lies inside our heart. These emotions will come to pass I promise. There’s a lot we can look at that’s negative, but so much more that’s positive.
As I looked at the full moon last night with all it’s timeless beauty, moving slowly as the clouds made way for it to shine brightly in the heavens I felt so much gratitude. I find tremendous joy when we can connect to the elements that nature presents to us in the form of a gentle stream or even a snow storm. As much upheaval that the planet is going through right now, we can all find sanity by looking around us and focusing our awareness on the good. It’s easy yet very difficult to control our thoughts at times. It takes will power and self control to use our conscious mind to protect us from feeling down, despondent and not worthy. The thing is, is if we commit to doing the best we can at whatever we do in life, it will leave no room for self judgement. We are all sensitive creatures of habit, what a blessing.
Today’s affirmation “I know I can bend the circumstances in my life through the power of focused thought, abundance is my birthright and the force of love dominates my being.”
My friends and I have come to the realization that the feeling of grateful thanksgiving brings us closer to the unity of the source of love in which we originated. When we can live in our own thought world of gratitude all of us can achieve higher states of consciousness and receiving the bountiful spiritual riches in life that consist of a great unseen power that is readily available to all. Today a suggestion to all is to give thanks to all that we have and all that we believe can come through manifesting our dreams. May this day bring glory to you.
It can be really hard at times when circumstances in our lives don’t go exactly the way we planned in our minds. The message I’m trying to covey is that in this golden age in which we have our being, where so much of the world has been awakened to how powerful our thoughts truly are. Our thoughts hold so much powerful energy and the fuel we give them ignites our present moment and future circumstances. Just today I was having a doozy in the thought world. My mind became scattered onto too many subjects at once, and before I knew it I slammed my middle finger in the back door of my truck. I literally had to reopen the door just to take the digit out. I buckled down to the ground in a lot of pain, jumped up in shock for about ten seconds then a flood of not so nice emotions overcame me. I had a great supporting cast that witnessed the event, as I ran into the house holding my hand up feeling like my finger and head were going to blow up. After the initial pain went away I just had to laugh and consider that I haven’t exactly been aware of harnessing my positive emotions as dominating thoughts as of late. It seems the more I try the less results I get. So I closed my eyes, gave thanks for my health, looked up in the sky and thanked the universe for whatever test that was. Deep down I know it, my inner guidance and outer for that matter screamed silently in my ear to just slow down and bring myself back to earth. In some weird sense I laughed to myself that maybe it was that unseen power putting me in my place saying slow down and focus on what has gotten you this far? One thing I do know is that the moment I released the emotions of the pain body, I was able to deal with my emotions much easier. I shook my head and not for a second wanted any pity. I though of a good friend who just had a triple by-pass, and that was enough for me to bring myself into that state of mind known as Gratitude. And on the journey of life continues, I became aware that lately I’ve been holding too much inside, like so many of us do. Whenever I find myself lost or drifting outside the scope of my purpose I always get put in my place. At the end of the day the life we live is like a proving ground, for the mind to be stimulated as much as possible to tune into the good vibrations of joyous expansion so we can live harmoniously. Instead of focussing on the past in the present which doesn’t exist, all we really have to do is change the way we feel by impressing a strong desire into our vibration of love and bingo bongo the our world begins to change in most cases. That change in attitude brings us into our true source and connection with the infinite. The infinite is what we have the capability to create, what a blessing. So even a banged up finger is a sign to maybe just slow down a little. I’m sure we could all take a little more time to appreciate and smell the fresh air, watch the breeze and gaze at the stars on a clear night. So the word gratitude which is connected to the feelings we allow in is something we must not neglect even in ruts or moments of uncertainty. Oh, I must have really flew back after opening the door because I threw my keys in the air unconsciously. Yep, and the funny part is that I couldn’t find them. Perhaps they landed in the hedge, or maybe on the roof of the house? But keys symbolize something to me as well. Not that it’s time for a new car, but just maybe finding the key from within that will bring me that much closer to unlocking another one of lives mysteries. Experiences and circumstances is what life is all about, and like an amusement park ride it’s always going to be up and down…that’s the fun part.