It’s there inside of you just waiting and wanting to come out. Sometimes you have to dig deep because ego has been guarding the entrance to the Spirit. Once you find it, bring the seed into the light and allow it to grow strong. Ego will become smaller and smaller with each growing day, and soon peace and happiness will fill and light the way.
Close your eyes and breathe in.
Relax those shoulders as you breathe right out.
Let those crazy thoughts fly in and out, but don’t attach yourself as they soar in–just let them be.
Invite the light into your soul by concentrating on happy thoughts even if they were very long ago.
Come on, let a giggle slip in and become unburden as hopefully you once were when you were little and carefree.
Invite the light in chasing the darkness out.
“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”
~ Maori proverb
“If my heart could do the thinking
And my head begin to feel
Then I’d look upon the world anew
And know what’s truly real.”
~Van Morrison, I Forgot That Love Existed
I think sometimes we all make the mistake of thinking with our heads too much and not enough with our hearts. We analyze situations over and over until they don’t make sense anymore. We put too much energy in trying to figure out why someone did this or that to us, and we play the blame game constantly where there are never any winners.
If we could clear our minds and start thinking with our hearts can you imagine how wonderful and fresh the world would be? We wouldn’t be looking for problems to appear around every corner. We wouldn’t be in conflict with anyone, we would just be in bliss and flowing with life. Such balance would be ours for evermore.
This all sounds like a fairy tale. How could this be in a world so complicated that at times you just can’t see. Call me an optimist, but I believe with hard work and determination we can all change the way we think and feel. We can train our brains to use that compassion from our hearts and they can work together bringing us a peaceful, happy life, that is filled with love instead of fear and hate.
What is truly real? The darkness your mind is showing you, or the love you want to feel? What if you went with your heart this time instead of giving in to the conflict your head wants you to explore. Choose wisely my friend, for your happiness on this journey may very well depend.
Close your eyes
Take the weight off your shoulders and let your whole body relax as the stress comes rolling out.
Now, breathe in deep and let it all out once again. Can you feel the peace all around?
Let your mind go blank–you know it wants to, and now feel yourself connecting to your beautiful Spirit. Do you feel the peace surrounding you?
Let the stress of your life keep rolling off as you meander over calming waters and lush green gardens.
Be gentle with yourself. Life can never be so bad that you can’t take a little break from it all and just relax. Let everything just go as you connect with your higher self and feel the peace that is yours for evermore.
“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” ~ Author unknown
Are you living the best life you can? Some people get so despondent that they choose to end their life even before it really has a chance to get started. Others are miserable every day and just get by feeling the pain of their life minute by minute. And then there are those who just seem to embrace their life no matter what. They are the ones who are happy to be alive. Have they found some sort of secret to living?
Maybe there is a secret to living a happy, stress free, peaceful life. A secret so great that not even our parents knew about it. Well, it’s not really a secret but instead a really simple rule. This rule is so simple that people pass right over it never giving it much thought. It’s simply living in the “Now” of your life. I know, I’ve talked about this lots of times, but it’s just too simple to remember. Living in the past of could’ve or should’ve, or the scary future of what if’s, will drive you crazy and you won’t be enjoying your life of What Is.
I volunteer in a bereavement program and I’m constantly aware of many souls dying. It does make me think about death and life probably more than the average person. One of the things I keep thinking about is the quality of our lives. How important it is to fully live and not be hampered by anger, bitterness, hatred, fear, jealousy, etc. And I’ve said this before: “Life Is Short.” Actually too short for some. You may not be beautiful or handsome on the outside, but what about the inside? You might not be rich or famous or a brainy, or even very talented, but being happy, stress free, and at peace with your life is everyone’s right. And the only one that can keep that from you, is “You.”
Don’t ever let life get you down, let it pick you up instead. After all, it’s all about the decisions you make for yourself. Your life is precious so handle it with the utmost care, and go out and live every second that you have.
“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Let the Winter Solstice flow through you Healing Wounds gathered all year.
If it’s Peace you need you will find it in the quiet sleep that winter brings.
Are you seeking Happiness? Then meditate and you will soon see that it’s just within and seeking all from you.
There’s no better time to Forgive and finally be free then this time of silence and grace that gives hope.
And of Love, you say? Then let the darkness bring a blanket of warmth to those you’ve been too busy all year to adore.
Dreams will carry you forward and Joy will become your friend as you let the Winter Solstice flow through you making you whole once again.
Whatever your beliefs this time of year, I want to wish you all Happiness and Peace as you move forward into infinity.
“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.”
~ Gary Zukav
May the simplicity, grace and beauty of coming together with family and friends fill your heart with love and gratitude, keeping you in that state of mind for days, months and years to come, and spilling over to all living creatures–especially those less fortunate than you.
May peace be with you forever.