This too shall pass.
New Year’s Day. I have often been told I have an infectious laugh and bright smile. Laughter certainly comes very naturally to me and I can get a roomful of people in ‘stitches’ fairly quickly. It’s Spirit’s gift to me and my gift back is the joy of broadly returned smiles and the sound of each person’s unique laugh.
I did that last night in a beautiful ‘well-attended’ ceremony. I have so much to begin anew/afresh for. One of those is bringing to fruition a deeply-connected loving relationship in my life. I don’t know who that is, but Spirit does. Next NYE, I envision a man who can’t wait to kiss me and wish in the New Year.
What would help me live more wholeheartedly? Being more attentive and trusting to my inner voice. Being more open and receptive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Being more consistent in ‘walking in gratitude” and being consciously forthcoming of those that have gifted me their presence, if only for a moment. Learn to ease up on those things that don’t matter and hug lovingly all that does.
At the moment, what is energizing me is singing all my favorite Christmas hymns and songs. I guess I am still very much ‘in the Christmas spirit’. It brings back memories of going door-to-door and to shut-ins in particular caroling. Today my audience is my sweet kitty, Mistletoes! Such a joy!!
My ‘higher self’ is internally speaking to me to ‘let go’ of my intentions. They are being guided and met without the need for the intervention of my ‘ego self’. ‘Thy will be done’ is being done without my insistence to try and control it. I will through Spirit meet my year-end mission and I am internally grateful to be so blessed.
A early childhood experience of a visitation from an angel. I awoke to the feeling of warmth and light emanating from the corner of my bedroom. There was an ethereal presence combed in pulsating light and fire. I was reassured from this Spirit that my life had purpose and to be cognizant of that realization going forward. It changed me forever.
Yes, absolutely. Expectations.
What is grace? What a great question. Grace to me is understanding and loving the divine nature in all of us. Being receptive, open, honest: giving regardless of humanly-perceived circumstances that give pretense to life. Letting go of protective shields. Grace (of God) is love in its purest form.
Samuel. Yes, kisses are the best when they are from someone you love. (Or perhaps in a boisterous NYE celebration…met my husband that way.) Blessings to you for my best wishes finding a ‘love-of-my-life’ again. Can it happen twice? Spirit says ‘yes’
Samuel, Happy New Year. Your loving devotion to your wife of 53 years is so very touching to me. I am so glad you find solace and peace sharing with this wonderful group of people and deeply-inspired community of gratefulness.org. Throwing you a New Year’s kiss! Blessings.
sunnypatti: Your message, service and light shine brightly. God bless you for your inspirational ‘sharing’. Happy New Year.
❤️ you, Michele!!
Deb: My thoughts are definitely with you. May the quiet and cold of winter give you the rest and solitude you seek to prepare and enjoy the ‘resurrection’ of spring.
Mark: It is so beautiful to be in the flow. Sometimes I actually do hear a ‘click’ when everything is aligned. Thank you. Happy New Year.
Samuel, thank you so much. Many blessings.
Oh so true, Kevin. Hitting all the ‘right notes’ without execution is definitely meaningless. You are by far not meaningless in this world, though. You’ve been ‘executing’ to make a difference. Thank you for your service.
Very wisely stated, Hot Sauce. Thank you.
Trevor: I never knew tea had that kind of effect! Wonders never cease! Chuckling here.
Agree with most of what you have written. Beg to differ with the guessing part. Awareness is at times simple; it is at at times instant and many times not. The sages knew/know. Are they guessing?
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