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 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 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.
This is partly a mystery to me. I am 77 years old with a body ten years younger. A few years ago I was concerned about sleeping 10 hours or more every day. I went to a nutritionist and got somewhat of a handle on this by changing my diet. Last night I slept only 7 hours and feel well rested. My fall back has to do with what happened before bed. Well, yesterday I completed writing an article that had been brewing for a long time. It is controversial, and I’d hesitated for a long while in...
This is partly a mystery to me. I am 77 years old with a body ten years younger. A few years ago I was concerned about sleeping 10 hours or more every day. I went to a nutritionist and got somewhat of a handle on this by changing my diet. Last night I slept only 7 hours and feel well rested. My fall back has to do with what happened before bed. Well, yesterday I completed writing an article that had been brewing for a long time. It is controversial, and I’d hesitated for a long while in writing it. Now I am glad that I did. It rejuvenated me.
What helps me is answering the daily question and writing in my journal. Thanks!
Sometimes, when I am walking down the street, I get a weird sensation. I do not feel connected to my body or to myself. Just observing. I think that this is very light. I don’t need to lighten my load–it’s already light. I will lighten my load by letting go of this question.
My struggle is continuing to read this every day and write in my gratitude journal. I notice I’ve been away since Jan. 11, and I will take on an exercise to determine why. On the fall equinox, I did a solo ceremony in the woods and asked spirit what I should do to be more connected to the wisdom and intuitions of my ancestors. The answer I got was to express gratitude.
The process never ends.
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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.
Yes, I liked the part about how others see us. For me, this means being seen but without judgements. Not very common, unfortunately.
People really need and appreciate being seen. Communicating this is so important!
I wouldn’t struggle so hard to lighten my load as sometimes that in itself needs to be let go of to just live life.
I like your struggle over anger. One lesson from coivd is to learn to hold opposing views without anger. Another is to drop our personal narratives to rise to a higher and more inclusive level.
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