Monday, March 2, 2020

I begin. Again.

Through various teachers as well as being with the text directly I have been reading, learning, exploring, sharing A Course in Miracles for well over 2 decades. It has supported me through so much in my life. 

I am participating in a course with Alan Cohen, as we work through his book A Course in Miracles made Easy. It's another approach to receiving the material, in addition to reading the print book, attending the webinars, taking notes I am also listening to the audiobook, again. 

And today have once again decided to begin the workbook again. 

It appears March is a time I head back in. Hmmm

February is behind me now, thankfully. This last week has been incredibly hard on my heart and I need these words, this teaching to keep my spirit and my heart high.

So I will do my mental first aid, and ACIM is on top of the list. 

Lessons - I am here! 
Last visit through the lessons - I made it through about 2 months...let's see how far I go this time. 

I have read the text often. Yes, all of it and many pieces more often, as needed. However maybe with the lessons integrated I can keep my heart high and in the light, more often. 

So maybe I start in March as maybe I need to spring clean my heart. 

Love is our natural state, yes and it is up to us to maintain and look after it, cherish the light and be happy. 

From Chapter 18 

"Happy dreams come true, not because they are dreams, but because they are happy."

Teachers of ACIM: 

Robert Holden 
Alan Cohen 
Gabrielle Bernstein
Wayne Dyer 
Tama Kieves 
Marianne Williamson

Friday, February 28, 2020

Choose again

This is my view right now as I get back to basics. 

Reading nourishing words, writing and studying ♡ 

The tripod is here as this is spot I have been doing live videos for The Happiness Studio this past week or so.

Live video # ~ 85/100 🦄

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Yesterday during our live webinar with The Happiness Academy ( certificate program -  Happiness Facilitator ) we spoke about getting back to basics. 

These are some of my basics:

Rich soul nourishing words
I read them and I write them 
Study/learning 
And connection

This week, once again, (by someone who lives in a different world view than mine) I was told I was selfish, narcissistic, delusion and hurtful to all those around me - gosh it was a hard Tuesday/Wednesday.  

I had to pick myself up and DECIDE to do my work-my work which keeps me in the light, in the truth of love. Love is a powerful force, stronger than fear or anger - however because we are both human and spirit we need to make a consistent effort to keep our light shining, by polishing and refining our hearts and minds through forgiveness and love. 

On Wednesday, needing softness and love I watch - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Mr. Rogers movie - and in the movie, we learn - Fred Rogers sticks with what works for him, his basics; prayer, nourishing words, exercise, routine and love - he also had to make effort to stay in the light of love and kindness. 

It can be done. 
It requires a decison, when things are dragging us down, when darkens arrives, we can decide to choose again, as ACIM says, we can always choose again. 

Choose to see love 
Choose not to be a victim of the world we see or what is thrown at us
Choose to envision a world of our hearts, a world of love. 

Once we begin to see the world through love - our perception shifts

As Wayne Dyer said: " You will see it when you believe it" - he was a great ACIM teacher 😉

So today I am fiing up my cup (aka heart) with the richness of love and forgiveness. 

May your world be blessed through the love and kindness you extend 💜

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Words - Create

"Each day, our tribe of language holds what we call the world together. Yet uttering of the word reveals how each of us relentlessly creates. Everyone is an artist. Each person brings sound out of silence and coaxes the invisible to become visible."
Anam Cara
John O'Donohue
Prologue xv
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'...coaxes the invisible to become visible."

What are you creating with your words?

Do you imagine the words you speak as power filled entities of magic, creating the world you inhabit?

Do you fill your conversations with filler words, to enhance the conversation?

Do you construct your responses or do you allow the words to flow from you? Is this true for you always? OR is it dependent upon company and context?

You may or may not have noticed how lazy some can be with their language, with their conversations, as if the editing or filtering or thinking has been switched off; for me - this is very telling of their world, of how they live, and why their lives may be the way it is.  They are may not be crafting their experience as they could be. Thoughts? 

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How different would your world be if you believed your words did indeed build the world you experience?

How different could your world be, if you spoke your world into existence?
Speak your world into existence.

"Everyone is an artist."

Now, create.

Much love


A video about the power of words - Maya Angelou ♡ 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Yes. It's winter. Resistance is futile


@karendarkinA gentle bit of unsolicited advice, stop wishing your life away.

This thought was triggered today as I saw yet another post on FB
wishing for summer to hurry up and get here.


Stop wishing for and "being ready for summer"


When we are in resistance to what is (winter), struggle arrives for us.


Winter is here.


In most parts of Canada or at least where I live we will be in winter until March,
with the last flakes of snow leaving us in April.


What if you sink into what is.
The cozy feel of the long deep nights.
The silence a fresh snow fall brings
The crisp orange and pink sunrises
The large blue sky when the sun is shining as the temperatures drop even further


What if you created an ease about your day
What if you had a stillness in your body which would mimic the earth,
be with the nature around you


What if you became the next level of quiet
What if you expressed your stillness through wonderful words,
either through what you read or through your own writing.


Now is the time for soft blankets, fuzzy soft socks, deep nourishing broths,
candles to lighten and soften the darkness.


Now is the time be quiet


What if you followed the season, as a being of the earth. Followed the rhythm of nature.


What in you could use stillness before the blooming time called spring?


What in you could use a bit of hibernation?
What needs quiet?


Be in what is
Be open to what is preparing to bloom
Nurture it with the darkness the earth settles into

Celebrate the light and rest in the darkness

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Post Without Title

Out of my rhythm

The white sky has me thrown, when did the sky become winter.  Here in the north the sun shines a lot in the winter, and this is good, while it has little strength - it stills shines - the colour is more white than the fire of the summer.

It's white, and seems more quiet in a way. This is alright.

I like the seasonal changes, I like to follow rhythms.

I am right now in a busy, time, with travel, and my spirit seems to want to settle and to be more white, to be quiet...to still shine, yet in a quiet winter sun sort of way. My travel has me moving between these two energies, the fire of movement, of change and the desire to be in the quiet background, shining.

I have been teetering again between what my business is and what I am actually doing.
Have you felt this way before?

During sessions I deal in the intangible world of energy and intentions, and then I see the results through client success and change.

I love what I do, love the interaction with clients - their brilliance, and the energy of shift, change and realizations they have.

I need to do it more - in the ways it fills me, I know we are in service to others, yes; we also benefit from our work - through deep meaningful engagement - which feeds our soul, to the very real human benefit of energy exchange, money.

I need to work more. I need to engage more. I need to stay connected to the language of my industry, to stay connected with like minded colleagues and friends.

Maybe this recent travel has brought this home to me.

Here's what I say:

Stay connected to what you love, to what fuels your soul, to what creates meaning - stay inspired, play with your passions, dance to the edges of your creativity, ask what now, what else?
Say yes to new ways of showing up in the world, stay current to what is needed, and yet stay present to the foundation of your world - to the foundation of your work, to the simplest breakdown of what it is you do.

Stay inspired
Be inspired
Inspire others

Create a routine which fuels YOU - find what others do - yes, then refine it for YOU

Show up for yourself first, dedicate yourself to the care of self.

Move from your solid foundation. Know why you do what you do. Connect to this daily. Daily.

I began this post because I felt out of rhythm - I had not written is some time, either physically in a journal or here....so what began as a bit of a self care indulgence - I trust you may find a nugget of support, a spark of inspiration and a glimmer of hope - for when we find ourselves out of sync with the rhythm of OUR world - we only need to do one thing (for me, to write this), to move us back into alignment.

It's okay to change things up, to bring new into your day, find what fits, evolve, change, grow - all the while staying true to what you crave, stay true to how you want to feel...be bold - say no what no longer fits, say yes to something new and fabulous.

This feels like a mishmash of ideas and thoughts - so it must be. 😉


*Inspire * Connect * BE*

What words resonate in your heart now?
How do you want to feel?
What's been missing?
What needs to be added (re added) ?
What do you need to drop?

I repeat:

Move from your solid foundation. Know why you do what you do. Connect to this daily. Daily.

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This was fun! Thanks for being here.
Love to you this day 💜

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Speakers Block

Seth Godin says, you can always write a blog, because when you write as you speak, it's easy; because, as he claims, we rarely have 'speaker's block'.

I am not so sure.

Lately, I haven't had much to say, to share.

I have had a great launch to my new service of Coaching via Email- I guess that is something to talk about.

Our family has welcomed a new baby into the family, a new grandson for my husband and I - that is something to talk about.

Our family has also lost one key member, my mother in law.

All of this happened in the same month. August.

So August was full on with emotions, the fullness of life as it were. The sadness and the gladness.

It was bitter sweet to lose our Mother (in law), she had been unwell, and at the end in a bit of distress. So, of course, we didn't want her to linger in the sorrow of pain and distress.  She was happy to say farewell, she knew who was waiting for her on the other side.

I also wonder now if she had a chance to meet our new grand baby, Jacob before he arrived. I wonder if baby's souls arrive through birth or do they land at conception, or do they hover between the worlds. I had read somewhere once, children hover between here, and heaven until about the age of 2 or so, they see our ancestors, I guess their ancestors and angels easier than we do.

Interesting.

Life is interesting.

I also, in August started a Podcast recording. I'll see where that takes me. I will also share the link when I have a few recorded. My intention is work on the podcast as a lovely fun project and work with the intention of progress over perfection.  If I wait until it is perfect, it will never, NEVER get out.  You know how it is?

It is something like this blog, my writing, progress over perfection.

I often think of an old newsletter I use to put out, and when I say old newsletter, it was in the days before cut, copy and paste on the computer, it truly was read an article in magazine, a newspaper etc and physically cut, or copy and paste it - and then photocopy enough for everyone in the group or class. Anyway, a participant, Lorraine, came up to me and said, 'I love your newsletters, I love the way you write, you write, exactly as you talk.'   I took it as a compliment, it seemed like a compliment, so I took it.  ha ha ha 😊

This brings me back to the beginning of this post - as not having 'speaker's block' - hmmm....in the past 15 minutes, I have punched this post out.  I guess I did have something to say, something to share.

This fall, I am traveling quite a bit and since, in theory, I can up date the blog via my phone, I will continue to share, to post.

I hope you can join me.

Until then, stay well, be fabulous, and be you.  💜

Glorious Sunrise as viewed from the deck 





Friday, August 3, 2018

What daily choices move your toward your happiness?

What are actively doing to create the life you want?

Are you making conscious decisions to live your best life possible?

Are you following through with these decisions (big step 😀 )

When the obstacles arrive (and they always arrive), what are you doing with them?

Obstacles can be perceived outside judgments, not 'feeling' like it, perceived lack of time, lack of resources, the list goes on, mostly in my experience of listening to obstacles they sound very similar to excuses. Do you stop or do you keep going?  Do you shake off the obstacle, climb over it, go around it, modify it?

So what are you actively doing daily to create the life you want?

What ideas and actions do you have lined up to support you when the obstacles show up?  How will you manage them?

Become active in your life, and your choices.

When you choose, remember why you made the choice in the first place, this may be helpful when the obstacle shows up.  Choices are usually made to either move from discomfort to comfort and toward happiness.

What choices do you make daily to move toward your happiness?

Some of my choices are simple;

*make my bed daily
*take my vitamins/supplements
*write
*reading
*chatting with friends
*movement
*music

I am going to start from this day to pay attention to more of my choices, when I am setting my goals, when I am moving toward my desires, I will question - am I moving toward happiness or simply moving away from discomfort - am I being pushed away from what I don't like or am I being pulled toward how I want my life to feel and to be.  Maybe you would like to join me. Pay attention today about your choices.  Are you simply moving away from discomfort?

When we simply move away from discomfort without the pull into something more we can feel empty, we may feel lost - our path may not seem clear, by adding a move toward something better we can feel energized and joyful. Connect to the why of the choice.  I am choosing this because _________.

I think the most compelling goals are achieved by a bit of both - so being honest and owning the discomfort and stepping into the desire for more and better is the way forward. The way to happiness; is the happiness.

Enjoy. Choose joyfully.  Have fun.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Surround yourself with Happiness

Not sure how to bring happiness in your life?

Well, firstly, I believe we are born to be happy - and as such we then can extend our love to serve the world - lifting and supporting others.

I look around my home and I would say, yes, everything in my view brings me happiness, my books, a bracelet a friend gave me, our granddaughter's puzzle, fuzzy slippers which I wear to the hot tub, my hubby on his computer in the kitchen (I'm on my chrome book in the living room).

I have mentioned things - however I feel the life of these things, the actions of them, the being in relationship with them.

For example, books bring happiness for me; well because they are filled with words, images which spark ideas, which ignites the desire for me to share = happiness

How do you surround yourself with happiness? 

Look around from where you are right now, can you sense your happiness?

If you have something in your world, within view and it doesn't spark a twinge of joy, happiness or love -- perhaps it's time for it to be shared with someone else, let it move on, or maybe you need to shift in some way?

This may have been about 'things' - however, in our world, 'things' can and often do bring an experience, a feeling, if they do not - they are simply things. 

Surround yourself with happiness.

Have fun!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Get Dressed. Show Up

Get dressed.

Show up.

For the past two weeks I have been involved in self experiment of sorts; getting dressed.

Now, don't get me wrong, I get dressed most days.  In the recent past, there were days pajamas were the attire for the whole day. Pajama day.  Easy, relaxing and comfy.

These days, I'm on a bit of a roll with changing my habits.  I have been working with myself to change the way I move in the world, and it occurred to me getting dressed first thing may be an easy change to do.

I thought it would be uncomfortable and I wouldn't like it. Since I love quiet reflective mornings I figured my pajamas were the perfect costume for this.

I was mistaken. Being ready to create the day is more in my style it seems.

It has been very easy in fact - getting up and getting dressed right away has lead me to more productive days.

As I consider - it's possibly because I get up, get dressed and begin - the day has started - and since I am already dressed, there is one less thing to do in my day.

I have been getting up, getting dressed and showing up for myself earlier - and this has enhanced the quality of my day immensely.

What is one small change you could do to enhance the quality of your day?

Monday, July 23, 2018

Wonderful words from John O'Donohue

This morning I am moved by these words:

"There are no manuals for the construction of the individual you would like to become. You are the only one who can decide this and take up the lifetime of work that it demands. This is such a wonderful privilege and such an exciting adventure. To grow into the person that your deepest longing desires is a great blessing. If you can find a creative harmony between your soul and your life, you will have found something infinitely precious. You may not be able to much about the great problems of the world or change the situation you are in, but if you can awaken the eternal beauty and light of your soul, then you will bring light where you go. The gift of life is given to us for ourselves and also to bring peace, courage and compassion to others."

John O'Donohue
Eternal Echos - Exploring our Hunger to Belong
Bottom paragraph - page 146

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This is a timeless piece written for those who struggle with the 'shoulds' of who they need to be. It comes down to the essence of ourselves, the self only you and your angels know who you are - and our job as humans is reveal this light of our beings.  We are here to create harmony between our souls and our lives.

This is our gift to the world - to do what brings light and love to us - and as an extension, to others.

How lucky are we to be in this time in history - where being ourselves is the way, you may have seen this mantra "you do you" - I see this so often.

What does this mean for you?  You do You.  -- I may rephase this to You BE You.

Be You.

Light up your life in such a way you bring peace, courage and compassion to others.

Love to you 💖


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Words



This morning I was reading from John O'Donohue's book - Eternal Echoes

This passage caught my mind from Wittgenstein: 'The limits of my language mean the limits of my world' 

Wow

I have always been drawn to words, the power they hold in them.  The Bible say, in the beginning was the word...

The wonderful and brilliant Maya Angelou said words have power, they are things, they get into you, be careful of the words you use.

The word. The creator of worlds

What words are you using to create your life. Begin today, begin now, pay attention are they power filled and present?

Imagine, the quality of your life is impacted by the quality of your words, by the ability to speak your world into being, create your world by using powerful words of choice.

The beautiful words have moved me again John O'Donohue -  "Words become the mirrors of reality"

I begin. Again.

Through various teachers as well as being with the text directly I have been reading, learning, exploring, sharing A Course in Miracles for ...