Dear friends, I feel quite nervous and not really balanced at the moment. I am struggling with many issues concerning the life that I am leading and problems which seem to have accompanied me for a long time … I would like to make some changes but do not quite know in which direction to go. And I think I let myself influence too much by many fears … So I pray that I will find my way to joy in my heart and ease in my days! Ursula
Oh I am sure that pausing two seconds (or three, four, five!) and looking into the other’s eyes can make a conncection, so that my partner in this (short) exchange or conversation may really feel “seen” and heard! I will practice that today!
Today I am grateful that we are all held by God and Universal Love. I can feel secure in this love.
I pray that everyone in this world may feel loved by this Universal Love but also specifically by at least one human being (or animal being, or …) and may be seen as what he/she is deep inside! Namaste
In the same vein, I would like to cite today’s Word for the Day because I feel it fits perfectly: Gratitude is twofold – love coming to visit us and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
Henry Van Dyke
I have been to a blood exam today, and with my story it always makes me nervous, knowing that I will have to wait a few days for the results (well if I had had the results today, I probably would have been very nervous also).
What I did when waiting for my turn to come, is reminding me that visualizing light and positive results will help me while being anxious would probably have a negative impact on the exam & results. So I did that – visualize with an inner stillness. I will remind myself to do the same through next week, when my CT is on the agenda. 💗
Dear Pilgrim, first of all I appreciate that being up in the middle of a sleepless night, you care about me! Thank you for your wishes and prayers! I wish you that sleep will return soon, because I know how hard the days are when you haven’t slept well during the night. Actually, that’s what I do much at the moment: sleep. Or go to bed again when my family has left the house.
Also, yesterday, I watched nature documentaries (with my elder son, which I enjoyed very much!) instead of doing the laundry …
And yes, I often try to have a coffee in a nice place or make a walk in ‘my’ wood which is just around the corner! I also meditate and imagine light and health for myself (and my kids and husband) various times a day. Today the weather is grey and it’s not so “springlike” outside. I have just had my CT – and I got good news about my blood exam, the results are ok!! I’m very happy about that! Now I am hoping the same for today’s exam results which I receive next week!
Thank you so much for your support, Pilgrim! I feel that in order to stay in good health, I have to learn my lessons of life. There are many things to learn, but that is true for all of us who are on the ‘road of life’.
I wish you so many beautiful things, Pilgrim, I often think of you and wish you a good health! I hope that with spring approaching, your body, spirit and heart will be full of energy and joy, too! Lots of love as dear Manda always says, Ursula 💖💗💚🌸☀
Hi Ellen, thanks for sharing so many beautiful, joyous moments to be grateful for! It helps to read that, it brightens my day and lets me feel that such moments will come for me again, too! Ursula
Mary, so grateful for your regular posts here! I hope you are finally getting better and like Aine a little above, I wish you and I feel that being ill has given you some insights of great worth!
I wish you a restful spring break and many beautiful things to be grateful for – and thanks for sharing so many gratitude moments in your post! Warmly, Ursula
Dear Diane, thank you so much for sharing the ritual with your dog with us! It touches me when you describe how you hold his face in your hands and look in his eyes saying that ‘All will be well Wesley, all manner of things will be well’.
I hope you are doing well too, dear Diane – I think of you!! Warmly, Ursula
Dear Anna, happy to see you here, too! I feel that lately you have much work and I appreciate that you write regularly here in this forum and answer to other’s posts, always in a very supportive way! I wish you the best, Anna. Un grande abbraccio per te, Ursula
Hi Aine, yesterday when I saw your first post after a long silence I was so relieved … Happy to read that you have overcome your illness an that it has given you so many insights! Healing on multiple fronts is such good news!! Blessings Aine! Love Ursula
Hi Jon, glad to see you here! Happy to read that you are able to give gratefulness the priirity again after ‘life has jumped in front of it’ – I think we all know that!
Best to you!
Thank you for expressing it this way, Kevin! You have found the words I was looking for!
Thank you so much for your blessings and good wishes, Manda. I completely understand your decision and have thought of it, too, because sometimes I feel all the computer and smartphone time is a burden to me and takes much if my energy away. Nevertheless, I think I am not ready to ‘resign’ yet. I have enjoyed reading your posts and you were and are a MODEL of gratefulness, dear friend! You seem to never complain and to be grateful for EVERYTHING …. and you always have so many grateful moments and gifts to share! It is amazing! I wish I were a bit like you, with you purity of heart as it has been called by others in this forum!
Blessings on your journey, Manda, take care and continue your gratefulness practice with your little buddha journal as you say – I imagine it already!
Wishing you many hearts, dear Manda, and THE heart you are seeking! Many hugs and hearts, <3 <3<3<3<3<3<3 Ursula ❤💓💕💖💗💚💜
Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts and words, Manda! So good to hear that your friend T has a spiritual approach which tells her all is right in this difficult moment. Thank you for your beautiful words, also, Manda!
Wishing you a beautiful technology-free day, and looking forward to your description! – Ursula
Thank you for sharing these incredible “pictures”, Ellen Mary Elizabeth – I often wonder which animals some of you people in the US can see daily .. Have a beautiful day! – Ursula
I join Anna in sending you a message, Aine!! I am wondering how you are! You are missing! Much love to you – and to you, dear Anna! – Ursula
Such a beautiful prayer, dear Diane! Thank you so much for sharing it! Have a beautiful Weekend! – Ursula
Alicia, I have thought of you so many times in the past months! I was wondering how you were, and I felt that it has been a hard time for your husband and yourself. But I am glad to read from you and that your husband has made it thus far!
I will pray for him and for you, and I am glad you felt support at a moment when he had the infection – and it has helped!!
I will also pray for your daughter and her son. I imagine what you are going through, and I have had very hard times myself. Know that you are held and supported!
I do much visualizing, and I suggested this to some people here in the forum. I have just read an article on gratefulness by Colette Lafia on letting go hard feelings which are there although you already have done much work on it. She suggests a visualization about filling it all in a bowl and handing it over to God. He (or the Universe) will take care of it.
My visualization this morning was about filling numerous bowls which I imagine in my body and cells with well-being and health. You can do the same with energy, light or whatever you need at present. Healing and love to your family and yourself, Alicia! I will light a candle, too, like Mary! – Ursula
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Pilgrim! 🍀
Congratulations, well done, Anna! I am glad with you for the positive outcome and your attitude in the situation! I too try to act like you – being concentrated on what I’ m doing in the present moment and staying confident – I am forced to learn it because momentarily regular medical exams are required in my case. For someone like me who has always been impatient, this is a truly ‘buddhist exercise’. A big hug to you 💖 Ursula
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