I asked Spirit how to better connect with my ancestors. The answer I got was to express more gratitude more often.
In general, as things seem to get more and more difficult for most people, life for me gets better. Sometimes I feel guilty about this, but mostly, I am grateful that at 77 years old, I still feel young, healthy, and curious about life.
I do best with this when alone. There’s a special place I rarely go to in the woods that’s a half hour walk from my apartment. For special occasions. Otherwise I do this upon waking every morning while lying in bed. I try to tune in to the spirits of my ancestors when I need a sense of direction. My understanding is that they have some good ideas but rely on us as they don’t have bodies to carry out these plans.
I let go of my fear of death to come alive.
I am letting of this question as I do not resonate with it right now. Does this mean I have become more? I’m not sure what “more” means here.
Less judgement of self and others. More acceptance.
I value connection–with nature, with others, and the connection of the different disparate parts of myself.
Sorry, I do not understand the context of the second part of the question. How connection itself might benefit from my investment? Or does this mean how I might benefit?
I am in the process of learning unconditional love and acceptance. This is about accepting everything. And I do mean everything. Not easy for me to do. I’ve looked at blocks to this, and find my inner child needs nurturing and acceptance to go further. And that my fears ultimately resolve to fear of death. I am working on this.
I am grateful for the support of my writers’ group, as I near completion of my memoir (anyone want to be a beta-reader?).
I am grateful for Laura, my mentor in unconditional love and acceptance.
It would be great if I moved ahead into the scary arena of finding an agent and promoting my memoir. And I’d like to learn to accept everything.
Love you, too, sunnypati!
I love you, too!
Instead of surrender, how about unconditional acceptance. Or is that the same thing? Surrender, IMO, sounds drastic and unhappy. But I guess this is the biblical mandate?
How does one measure which prison is worst?
What role does the worrying have in your life? Does is help?
The process never ends.
Do you see a connection of racism with classism?
Thanks for your deep sharing even in the midst of fear of consequences. If you have taken this step, you can take others. Please use this first step as a springboard to find others to talk to who will not judge you and your experiences. This is very important, in my opinion, for your transformation.
I love your story of self discovery via your plant! Thanks for sharing it.
The only person who can validate your uniqueness and worth is yourself. If I were you I’d do self-love affirmations and/or find other ways to love yourself without reference to others. No one else has this type of investment in who you are or what you feel.
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