Soar

“Don’t let someone dim your light, simply because it’s shining in their eyes.” ~ Unknown

It’s a new year, and it’s a new you. Now is the time for you to soar and see how far you can actually go. Come on now, I know you can do it. I believe in you and you should too!

Let the beauty of your light shine through with the knowledge that you, precious being, have something very special to accomplish all the way to the very end.

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” ~ Lucille Ball

Live your life to the fullest!

Childhood Holds the Key to Your Purpose

Do you feel you’re living your life the way it was meant to be? If not, then the key to your purpose is hidden away in your childhood. Look deep within and remember what it was that got your attention and excited you and that will be the purpose you were supposed to follow. Maybe you had more than one–lucky you! But know, there is at least one.

Sometimes life gets in the way and purpose gets lost in the shuffle, but you can always find it again. Until you find and follow your purpose you will never be completely happy. There will always be something missing.

It doesn’t matter what your obligations are, how much time in a day you have, or how old you are, because it’s never too late to find and follow your purpose.

Close your eyes and go back to the discover days of your childhood. Your purpose is there somewhere. Maybe it’s hiding in the toy box of dreams, or at your best friend, Betty’s house. Probably it got lost on your wedding day, or most likely when the first baby came along. We all have junk drawers, maybe it’s been there all long.

“The words on the tombstone read: Died at 30; buried at 60. This is the risk you take when you stop taking risks.”

~ Robert Holden

You were born for a reason; don’t be afraid, go and find it.

There Has to Be More

There has to be more to life than what’s been there before. Putting up with bullies and toxic people who have lost their way, being hurt to the core and dealing with sadness, there just has to be more.

When you came into the world all shiny and bright the future was all yours to enjoy with delight. But then after you grew decisions you made put you on the wrong train. You never asked for all this trouble, but it’s there always surrounding you. Ask yourself, “doesn’t there just have to be more?”

Your life is meant to be fulfilled and happy, and yes, you are here to do some good. You’ve made mistakes along the way, but you’ve paid for them too, and yet, the bullies keep surrounding you. There’s no way to win with all those balls you keep bouncing in the air, and those lost souls will keep dragging you to the end.

There has to be more, and there is you see, but this is what you have to do: Stop listening to those who only want to drag you down, and start listening to that soft voice inside that sometimes gets drowned out. Believe in the who you are and know you’re here for a purpose. Stop criticizing yourself and worrying about what others might think, and try putting yourself first for a while and believing in your way.

So, now my friends, time is running out. You’ve paid your dues and you really must move on. Figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life, and get yourself on the right train with no detours in sight. Make one little last check before you embark that you have given out gratitude to the universe for your wonderful life. Now hop on board and ride the rails to a world filled with happiness and all great things.

“Freedom Means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.”    ~ Wayne Dyer

Embrace Your Past

A lot of things have happened in your past–some good and some not so good. And it stands to reason that those long ago decisions you regret making in your youth you want to forget or hide away, but don’t. Learn to embrace everything in your past because your past holds the key for the who you are today and the who you’ll become tomorrow.

Your journey is a rapid one, and you will make miscalculations along the way, but don’t sweat it because it’s going to happen anyway. Don’t berate yourself, just chalk it up to the lessons you had to learn. Remind yourself that all bad decisions are as much a part of your journey as all the good ones; embrace who you are.

The past is gone, so don’t dwell there. Realize that all that you have experienced is what has given you the richness and texture of your character, and how wonderful that character is. Without all the good and the bad, you just wouldn’t be you.

Look down from the mountain of life and see how far you have come, and realize that you made it despite the missteps. Now look up and see all that is waiting just for you. Celebrate your life’s journey–even the crappy times and trust in yourself. This is your journey friends, and it might be the only one you’ll ever get, so do it your way and be all used up when you get to the end.

Every line, every scar in or out, and every inch of body art is the who you are. Stand up, be proud, embrace it all!

 

The Swarm

If you’ve ever witnessed a honey bee swarm, you know it can be a bit intimidating. The bee hive gets too crowded and the bees choose a new queen while the old queen with about half of the bees takes off to start a new hive. The swarm can look like something out of a horror movie.

Life can sometimes mimic a swarm where you are either in it, or watching one. Either way, it can be unsettling. The trick is to learn how to live your life well-balanced while the swarm is happening.

When all you ever hear and see is bad news, and you feel the swarm is hovering so very near, have no fear. Instead, go on and live your life with purpose to the end.

When you find your life is all in disarray, and you are actually now part of the swarm, don’t despair, be like the honey bees and you will finally get there.

Trust yourself and believe in your life. Through personal stresses, tragedies and even wars, people find a way. Families sit down to dinner and share their thoughts around, lovers find each other somehow in the crowd, and babies are born every day while others go away.

Through all the ups and downs life always finds a way. This is your life and it’s meant to be lived even in the swarm. Living your life through the bad times will make your roots grow deeper, and you my friend, will find peace and become richer and happier for it.

And what about those swarming honey bees? Leave them alone; they are no threat to you. They are just protecting their slow flying queen and want nothing to do with the likes of you. If they happen to build their hive a bit too close, find a beekeeper who will gladly take them off your hands usually for free.

Always protect our honey bees; we need them to survive, and always flow gracefully forward while you are still alive.

 

Two Roads

You have a choice which road you choose to travel on. One is full of bumps and pain, and the other is smooth as glass where it almost never rains. But seriously, you have a choice so why do you keep choosing the road that brings you so much pain? I bet you think bad luck follows you and there is no escaping. But bad luck isn’t following anyone, you just don’t seem to realize that you keep choosing the wrong road to travel on.

So how do you get off that bad damn road and get yourself on the one smiles are made from? It’s easy, stop thinking the way you have always been thinking. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Just too simple to actually be true. It seems to me that humans have a way of complicating each and every day. Don’t be miserable, be happy instead. It’s all about what you choose. You have the power to make or break your day and even your whole life! That’s a lot of power you’re wielding there my friend. I bet you didn’t even know you had it in you.

There are two roads and I know for certain which one I’m going to travel on. I want to feel happy and alive, so I will always choose the road where the sun always shines. If something bad comes my way, I won’t let it rain on my parade, because how I choose to think will always determine my day.

Each morning before you get out of bed, make a promise to yourself that absolutely nothing will ruin your day. Your life is your responsibility–take control.

“Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame.” ~ Erica Jong

Push On

Don’t hold yourself back from the who you want to be; push on and see. So much goes on in your life holding you back. Self-doubts, people criticizing, failures, and lack of documentation that says, “I can actually do this!” These are the things that stop you, but don’t let them; push on.

You are a marvelous creature capable of doing so much, but for some reason, you’ve been listening to the wrong tune and believe the lyrics to be true. My dear fellow human, I must inform you that you are the result of devious programming! But don’t despair, all is not lost because all programming can simply be reprogrammed. All that is needed is a little rewiring and you will then become the who you want to be, and the you you’re supposed to be.

The first step is to learn to live by these wise words from Doctor Wayne Dyer: “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” This wonderful piece of wisdom continues to help me.

The second step is to “Believe” in yourself and know that all of us are here for a purpose. I tell my grandchildren that their job is to find out what that purpose is, and then do it.

The third step is “Gratitude.” Always feel it, and always say it.

The fourth step is “Love.” Learn to love every being including yourself.

The fifth step is “Passion.” Get excited about living to the point of giggles.

The sixth step and the last is “Spirit.” Don’t let yourself live by your ego; live only by your beautiful Spirit and you will be fine.

Use these six rewiring steps and you will be able to push on to a wonderful life where you can feel good about the who you are and certain of the road you are traveling on. Don’t waste your time on self-pity and never feel you don’t deserve a magnificent life, because if you don’t, then who does?

I will leave you with these words…

“May you fall asleep in a dream and awake with a purpose.” 
 ~ Unknown

Are You Stuck?

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what
matters most.” ~ Buddha

Are you stuck in a job or relationship and afraid to make a change? It’s easy to think that things will just get better and work out if you just hang in there. But sometimes they don’t and you know in your gut that they never will, but you just can’t seem to make a change in your life. What is causing this is fear of the unknown. You know the misery you are living in, but you don’t know what’s out there in that big bad world that might be worse.

I like what the famous fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenberg’s mother taught her, “Fear is not an option.” This quote came from a woman who was a concentration camp survivor. Wow! That’s all I can say. Someone who went through that probably never felt fear in her life again and passed that knowledge on to her daughter. What a wonderful thing to teach a child, but before you can do that, you have to believe it yourself.

It can be hard to get unstuck, but if you value yourself it’s something you must do. Putting up with a horrible relationship might keep you in the house you love, but it will never be a home. A home is filled with warmth and love. Putting up with a job you hate will pay the bills and maybe grow your savings, but it will never grow your soul–in fact, it will beat it down.

Believe in yourself and love yourself more than the bad relationship or job, and so much more than the fear that holds you down. Change is never easy, but nothing worthwhile in life ever is. Taking the steps to free yourself from the self-imposed chains that you’ve become accustomed to will open up a world that you never thought was possible. It will be a world where you can soar as high as you like and where fear will never be an option.

“Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”  

~Eckhart Tolle

The Runaway Life

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”  ~ Dr.Seuss

Do you sometimes feel that your life has gotten away from you? All the plans you had when you were young did they turn out the way you had envisioned? Most of the time our lives don’t turn out the way we thought they would, but that doesn’t mean they’re not the way they are supposed to be.

As you travel along on your journey, sometimes you make a turn along the way that puts you on a path that leads to a completely different life than the one you thought you were going to have. As long as you are having a good life where you are happy and fulfilled, then the turn you took so long ago was the right choice, and was really the life you are supposed to have. But what if that turn wasn’t? Then it’s time to make some changes.

You are in charge of your life even if it doesn’t always feel that way. If you are experiencing a runaway life then stop, take a deep breath and think about what you really want. You have the power to change your life and to live it on your own terms. You just need to make up your mind on what you really want. Sure there will be some modifications from what you envisioned when you were younger, but maybe that’s a good thing.

Perhaps that turn you took so long ago gave you some grief and is still making your life miserable. Maybe there was a lesson you had to learn through your experience. Life is all about learning lessons. But, this doesn’t mean that you can’t live the life you were meant to live. Take the steps needed–whether it’s going back to school, starting a new career, or ending a relationship, and begin to get yourself back on the path where your dreams are waiting for you.

Put wings on those dreams and fly high in the sky
bumping up against clouds where angels reside and all your dreams will then come alive.

Be the Light

Be the one that lights the way for others to follow, and be that person that others are drawn to. You see, when you are the light that shows the way, you bring peace and harmony to everyone that passes your way.

When you’re the light you bring comfort to those that are near. As others watch you closely and are drawn to your smile, kindness and warmth, you become contagious, and they too become the light and can’t help but pass it on.

On and on the light that started with you is passed from person to person and what finally happens might be called a miracle. Everyone feels good inside–no drugs needed for euphoria. Everyone loves every living being–hatred disappears and acceptance takes its place. Everyone is content–wars disappear.

Be the light that saves someone’s day, and maybe, just maybe, as this continues on we as ONE can cast a strong enough beam that will light the way to save all of our days.

This is my wish for peace and harmony here on planet Earth.

Go, and Be the Light.