Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Energy - Pain In Your Body


I banged my knee on the corner of the bed when I was making it.  It bloody hurt, because I punctured the skin on the corner of the post.  Within fifteen minutes, I banged my head on the corner of the kitchen cupboards.  I never do that.  I couldn't figure out what happened.  The last straw was stubbing my toe on the step as I was going upstairs.  It hurt, and I never stub my toe, either.

What is going on?? I kept asking myself what was happening and what I was supposed to learn.  And then I got it!  I was not being mindful.  I was not paying attention to what I was doing.  Instead, I was allowing my mind to wander, and to distract me from the task at hand.  I am all attention, now.

Many blessings.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Energy - Be Positive

imageEvery time that we start over, we need to learn to be positive again.  It is a difficult thing – to learn to be positive.  We have years of ingrained training inside us to please others, to fear change, to deny our gifts, and to over think everything.

When we begin a new part of our life, we need to please our self and to push for change.  We need change to break out of our rut.  We can stop looking at the past because it is in the rearview mirror, and we do not need to care about it.  Ignore the comments, "Look what happened to…".

As we begin, we need to find ways to build ourselves up.  It is a new way of thinking for us.  It is a time to for us to look at our gifts and strengths, and use them. 

Many blessings.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Energy - Stretching


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Stretching For Energy

Have you ever watched a cat or a dog after they have awakened from a deep sleep, or even from a nap? The first thing they do is to stretch. And, it is not just a little stretch, it is a front paw, open jaw yawn, gut arranging, to the back paw stretch. The stretch energizes the muscles as fresh oxygen rushes through the blood and muscles. How may of us take time to stretch like this in the morning?

Do give yourself permission to stretch for energy and health each morning and when you need a break during the day. Start with your toes and stretch them wide apart. Stretch your calves, knees, and thighs. Stretch your abdomen and hips by sucking your gut in and out with a deep inhale and exhale. Stretch your ribs and stomach by arching backwards and extending your arms over your head and backwards. Then tilt your head back and yawn. The first couple of times that you stretch really hard, you may hear tendons creak, and you might even see stars! This is a good indicator that you really need this regular stretch. Think about adding stretching to your New Year’s resolutions.

Many blessings.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Energy - Beyond Abundance


Are you caught up in the battle to earn a living doing a job you don’t particularly like? Are you feeling slightly desperate trying to ensure that you have enough money for your family? Are you wondering whether your job is “good enough” to provide the income you need? Well, you are not alone in this feeling. Millions of people across North America get out of bed each morning and travel to work at something that they dislike. Because they are not happy, the effect cascades through their lives and the lives of their family. Just like the water in the Cascading Falls wears down the rock over time, the spirit is eroded by the feeling of futility and depression.

Why do so many people fall into the trap of living in a fashion that may earn them money but leaves them feeling unfulfilled? Most people are unaware that there is anything in life beyond satisfying the safety and security issues. They have not heard that there is tremendous abundance in the universe and that this abundance is available to all. For examples of abundance, look into nature. A tree produces more than just one leaf or one piece of fruit. Most vegetables produce more than one pod or bean or ear. The idea behind producing this abundance is that there is some to reproduce with and keep growing and there is some to give away. This is nature’s way of showing what is beyond abundance – that is, GENEROSITY.

When one fulfills what is needed to be happy and comfortable, when a person feels like they have excess - that is the time to show one’s abundance by giving to others. Have you noticed that even the people deemed the richest in the world give away a good portion of their wealth? Bill Gates, Oprah, Bono to name a few. Even Warren Buffet, the second richest man in the world, according to Forbes Magazine, gave his wealth to Bill Gate’s Foundation because he believed in the good work that the Gates’ were doing. When people are generous, it restores their spirit if they do it from the heart. When they do it because they want the accolades and want to be noticed, the act becomes part of the quest for security, and continues the erosion of the integrity.

People who seem to make lots of money, but don’t share it or share some of it grudgingly, do not seem to find the same peace as those who give generously. It does seem that one of the major differences between the “have” nations and the “have-not” nations is the degree that the wealthy of the country, on a per capita basis, donate to charitable causes or to where the help is needed. The have-not countries do not contribute back, but keep pulling the wealth from the land and the people, and from organizations that move in to try and help improve the overall situation. It seems that where activities out of integrity have been happening for a long time, the earth is rising up and taking back its generosity. Some recent examples are the Tsunami in 2004 and various earthquakes, floods and volcanoes in many third world countries. Time is a constrained resource and yet in the prosperous nations, people are willing to donate their time - that is to volunteer, for various activities from fund raising to working for free (planting trees in reforestation efforts, Habitat For Humanity, coaching, church fundraisers, delivering baskets to those families that need them, to name a few activities). Nations that do not have the wealth also do not have the same level of volunteerism. One could argue that they have a much harder time simply living. However, there does seem to be a correlation between how well people look after others through volunteerism and those that simply look after themselves.

The main point is that by recognizing that abundance already exists, and spreading that abundance through generosity, all people become part of the activity of making abundance. This abundance then circles back to all in the form of more abundance. The circle represents spiritual realms in sacred geometry. Therefore, when one goes beyond abundance, into generosity, one does the work of spirit. And, that is as it should be. And, it is.

(Article reprinted, by permission of the author, from Angels and Ancestors Magazine Volume 1 Issue 4 January 28 2007)

Many Blessings.