When I can “be there” for someone; in the moment’ a companion for comfort and sanctuary. When I am trusted to be the 24/7 friend. When I’m working in the garden; hiking; smelling the mountain air.
Spaciousness. the beating of my heart. everything that is enough.
What is sending is my old way of thinking and some habits that don’t serve me well. I have had a life review of my “non-negotiables” – those things, people, activities in my life that bring me joy and a review of the “negotiables” – those things that do not bring me joy, are things I do “just because” or on “auto-pilot”. I have cleared space in my life for more joy, abundance, creativity and happiness. I am filled with such g...
What is sending is my old way of thinking and some habits that don’t serve me well. I have had a life review of my “non-negotiables” – those things, people, activities in my life that bring me joy and a review of the “negotiables” – those things that do not bring me joy, are things I do “just because” or on “auto-pilot”. I have cleared space in my life for more joy, abundance, creativity and happiness. I am filled with such gratitude for being able to make this decision. I am grateful that this was brought into my heart and head and with no regrets. Bye Bye stuff.
My understanding that this too shall pass. That I can endure anything as it’s only temporary. That my spiritual practices and deep abiding faith are so much a part of my essence that I just need call out to God and He knows.
It allows me to be content when I’m not engaged in the world.
The rain and thunder last night. Our trip today up north with the trailer sans electronics (except for the phone for emergencies). For respite and refresh. For a life “reset” opportunity.
By being mindful of this one moment which is all I have.
I have come to appreciate and acknowledge my “oneness” with the world. That I’m ok with myself’ with or without my husband Dennis; happy in all circumstances. I feel enfleshed; enriched; confident; patient; stronger emotionally, physically, spiritually. the Lay Speaker classes have been insightful.
My sense of humor. My dedication to friendship. How I live into my name and spirit animals. My blessing of doing smudging ceremonies.
I would live in a log cabin by a lake; have a stack of books; red wine; my favorite jeans and a plaid shirt and just be. I would pray everyday; read spiritual things; say thank you always to god; and live on hope. I think this is my act of self withdrawal from main stream society.
In my Noom journey I have an entire support system on-line with words of encouragement and the sharing of our struggles with weight loss and remaking our habits into healthy, life sustaining habits. In my home I have no support- only depression, anger, self-destruction with Dennis as he dives deep into his own world of food. I have risen to the surface with the help of my new Noom friends and coach and will live to breath the clean air of health and vitality once again.
When the veil is lifted and I am in that “thin place ” (Celtic) for being in the presence of Holy. It is when I know God walks in my garden when I see the trees moved by the wind I cannot see; when the sunlight of the mornings and afternoons play against each leaf with brilliance; when the whooosh of life flows through me with such peace. That is the sacred to me.
I have learned lately that YES I CAN but only because GOD’s GOT THIS. I am learning again about the reason for good, clean and healthy foods; about supporting others in their weight loss journey; about being in the moment with all that happens- good or bad. I have earned lately that I can only hike my hike. It might get lonely but it’s only my hike.
My feet and ankles. since I’m a runner, I don’t think I’ve taken care of them properly. Since I sprained my ankle in April, it’s been tough to come back from it and now I’ve pulled a piriformis muscle. I have been learning to take my hearing and vision more seriously so that I don’t miss any new sound outside or miss seeing the beauty of the tress moving in the breeze catching the sunlight in the evenings.
Open up a huge space in my heart, in my soul, in my very essence. It would carry me away on wings of the gentlest breeze and allow me to see what the eagle sees from his vantage point high in the sky.
Living with fear of anything. living as if this day was the only day for me. How i want to be in this life is living with the lightness and ease of body, mind and spirit; to not be concerned about what I look like or what I’m wearing; to be a companion to those hurting. I aspire to live the kind of life that my parents did.
When I have received unexpected gifts- plants, for my garden; small hostess gifts; when my PEO ladies picked me up at the airport and got me to Davie’s house late at night; the Pendleton blanket given to me; every kind and wonderful moment I was able to spend with my parents and grandma Ike over the years. Their gifts of love and books and reading were amazing.
Absolutely. Life offered me an invitation, as it does every day, and I always RSVP. I don’t want to miss a thing- not one smell, sight, experience. even if it’s not what I expected I still cherish what is and what was and definitely what is to be. I love the idea of the road less travelled (thank you Robert Frost) and what’s around the next bend.
To know that all will be well and all is well. It comes from a place of deep trust in the God of the universe that’s got my back. My favorite mantra is “God, give me guts.” Dark places come from what we perceive as dark people, dark situations, unrest, anger, resentment, blame. I want to side with the light of day and all that is possible- even when not easy.
As Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, I look forward to the next three months of warmth, long days, a beautiful garden, garden, garden parties. I always start a new routine with each season- different exercise and workout routines, seasonal foods that are fresh, going to Farmer’s markets, mornings in the garden and afternoons reading. arties, sunsets over Lake Michigan and daily movement.
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