As I close the door on 2014 and prepare to begin 2015, I took some time to review the lessons I learned in 2014. What had I learned and what Wisdom am I taking with me as I begin the new year?
It was amazing how many little things I had relearned as well as new wisdom to add to my “jewel chest.” I had a friend who had shared this concept with me many years ago and I have found that it works for me. Common usage labels strengths, skills, techniques, etc. as a “tool chest.” While that is descriptive, it reeks of work and hard labor. On the other hand, acquiring jewels makes me think of color, beauty, life sparkle, and other adjectives that reflect how I would prefer to see my efforts out-picture.
So, Wisdom for me is a jewel to be treasured, nurtured and worn proudly! Let me share a few of the things I learned anew or relearned as I hadn’t paid enough attention to them the first time!
♥ Be patient and gentle with myself!
♥ Allow and accept help from others!
♥ Be present in my life!
♥ Appreciate what I have been graced with in this life!
Before you make a list setting out goals for the coming year, take the time to reflect on what you learned from last year. As you see your jewel chest overflowing with all of your colorful, sparkling, exciting jewels, notice how your life changes!
See your value in your wisdom!
Make a commitment to adding to your Jewel Chest in 2015!
As we start to say Goodbye to 2014 and Hello to 2015 take the time for a few moments of reflection. Focus on what worked and not on what was wrong. The more we can focus on our strengths or what works, the faster we can build the life we want. As we know, thought creates and the thoughts we focus on manifest. So, it falls to reason that the more we focus on our strengths, the faster we can build the life we dreamed of living.
Ask yourself questions such as:
1. Was I a good mother, wife, employee or friend?
2. If yes, what did I do that helped me achieve that status?
Write down a list of your answers so you can reflect on them in the coming week. Here are some of the items from my list.
1. I made time in my life for those relationships. They were important so I made them a priority.
2. I nurtured my relationships. Relationships are like plants. They need to be watered and fed which translates into time and attention.
3. I was a good listener. We all need to be heard. We don’t need solutions, we just need to be heard.
4. I loved and didn’t judge. We all have our life lessons to work through. At those times, we need love, not criticism.
5. I encouraged, supported and praised the strengths I saw in them. We all need for others to see what we are doing right. We criticize ourselves enough and don’t need it from those around us.
Now, take the time to give yourself LOVE! We can never have too much love and most times we don’t love ourselves enough. This includes loving what you don’t like about yourself. All of those experiences helped make each of us the person we are today and it is a part of us. So, focus on Loving the total you!
Have a Loving, Prosperous, and Joy-Filled New Year!
During holidays emotions fly all over the place. People are joyful…people are sad…the season seems bright…the season seems not so bright…and we find that what we want to say to help people feel better gets stuck in our head…and what comes out our mouths sounds fake and insincere. We then tell ourselves we should have just kept our mouths closed and not said anything….and we would have been right.
Keeping quiet is a gift. Instead of opening your mouth and letting meaningless platitudes dribble out, center yourself within your Eternal Self and just breathe. Connect to your innermost being and find the spark of love, expanding it out until it suffuses every cell in your body. Then expand it further until it encompasses your entire energy body. Don’t forget to expand this energy down to the part of you resting in the earth’s core, and all the way up to Source. Bring out the Divine Artist in you and paint your energy all the colors of the rainbow—make it alive and sparkling. Continue breathing, imagining that you are inhaling Source and on the out-breath, exhaling Source.
When you are centered and breathing Source, you naturally radiate the frequency of Love, Grace, and Joy. You become the Source Flame, and this Presence is what people feel when they are around you. That is why there is no need for words; the message is received through you, as Source, and this Gift of Presence is the greatest gift you can give anybody, at any time.
This Presence is an everlasting Gift that is you. No matter the occasion, you can stand there quietly, listen, and breathe. If people need to talk, you can listen…and breathe. If people need to cry, you can be there…silently holding space….and breathe. No words are needed…just you and Source…holding each person, each moment within a sacred place of love and understanding. This is the Gift we give others, the Gift of the Presence as ourselves, flowing through us to touch everybody we meet.
I have no more words.
But I know as I breathe and center myself in Source,
that the Presence within me salutes the Presence within you…
All I want for the Holidays is an Open Heart!
For so many years, my heart was closed or only partially open. Through fear, I had felt the need to protect myself from the world around me, relationships, myself and on and on. One day I realized that this wasn’t working for me. I was miserable, depressed, isolated, and existing in a life that wasn’t worth living. Something had to be done! But what to do?
I had been traveling my Spiritual Path through using the principles of Science of Mind as formulated by Ernest Holmes and it came to me that I was going through the motions and not really embodying what I was telling myself I believed. I needed the change that comes from within and I knew that I hadn’t visited my “within” in a long time. Here, I thought was where to begin my spiritual transformation.
Daily I began to use the tools of meditation, prayer, monitoring my thoughts, being grateful, trying to stay in the now moment, and slowly I began to see positive changes! This was so exciting. Tangible feedback that something was working in my life. Seeing the improvement, I was encouraged to continue my daily disciplines/tools to create change.
As I look back so many years later, I realize now that my goal of spiritual transformation was really one of “Opening my Heart.” I had opened the door to the flow of the “Divine Love of Source” and it felt good! No longer was I alone and isolated, but so Loved Filled that I could only see this world through the Eyes of Love.
Seeing the Divine in everything, I could only be Love, See Love, Connect with Love, and become Loving Source Manifested in this world. I had become the verb of Loving!
Now, I go about my daily living recognizing the Divine in everything. Connecting with the Divine in those I interact with, I no longer see only their perceived failings, but the pain of their journey where I can empathize and feel compassion, the joy of their successes where they have completed another step of their spiritual journey in this life and recognize the Gift that we all are to Source and this world!
Open your Heart and be the Gift of Divine Love Everlasting!
In the beginning there was the One Creative Spirit, out of which came all creation. Since there was only Oneness in the beginning, so there is only Oneness today. You can think of creation like a huge body, and each of us is like a cell within this body, connected by the Oneness inherent within the original creation. We are separate, yet still connected by Original Creation. The problem is we don’t always recognize it as such. We get caught in outer appearances and think that’s who we are, when in truth we are pure Spirit taking on a body to experience life. Because we are all connected by this Spirit, whatever we do to others we do to ourselves. Conversely, what we do for ourselves we also do for others.
The energy of how we treat others goes through our energy fields first, and if we judge others, we lower our own frequency to the vibration of judgment. The unkind thoughts leave a trail of judgment energy within our energy fields through which we then see life, and by which we attract experiences we would rather not have.
If we think of others with love, we leave the vibration of love within our energy fields. This love energy will attract similar energies and our life will appear to flow much easier, with ease and grace.
We truly live in a world of “judge not lest ye be judged,” for whatever we think and feel becomes a thoughtform and goes out to create and manifest a condition in our lives. So take some time each day to think of ways to be kind. This is love in action and will return to you multiplied.
Be kind to others–be kind to yourself–it’s all the same.