You choose who you want to be in this world, so choose wisely. If you are quick to anger, replace that reaction with loving thoughts. If you are fearful, replace it with a trust in a foundation that is greater then your worries. It is impossible to be loving and anxious at the same time. For each one of you who insists I do not know what you have been through, that makes you the way you are – the operative word is “through”; otherwise you would still be “in” the situation. If you continue to carry the past, you will surely miss the “present” moment. Let me repeat myself; choose wisely!
Homework: What are the characteristics of whom you really are that you want to share with the world?
What is holding you back from sharing who you are?
Joy is a spiritual union between life’s unsettling moments and knowing you are divinely protected. Joy understands what is happening around you is real, but it does not define you. Joy isn’t an emotion, it’s a quality that resides in each of us; that takes us through life’s negative stuff. Joy is an energy that allows us to see beyond the problems. It’s a faith in something greater than us. Have a Joyful June!
What makes you smile that has nothing to do with anyone or anything?
There are others with similar genes to yours, but there isn’t anyone else that is you! That makes you incredible. You are wonderfully unique. It’s often beyond comprehension how incredible you really are, but may I suggest that you try? When you get comfortable with your own incredibleness you are more able to see the incredible trait that resides in others. It’s time to claim it, you are incredible!
Can you be grateful for how incredible you are in this world?
The winter wilderness is transforming into emerald green grass and sun-kissed yellow daffodils that are swaying merrily in the spring wind. Nature in May is full of miracles born out of change.
Constant movement is all around us in nature and our lives. May you have the courage of the returning birds to live loudly, the wisdom of a deeply rooted tree to make decisions wisely, and the curiosity of a toddler to get through spring and into summer.
What three miracles in your life can you smile about?
I’m speaking of the light within you that is your gift to share with all the people you greet. What do you do that seems so easy, yet people compliment you on regular basis? There lies a hint of your brilliance! Is it your smile that brightens the day of others? Do you turn a phrase that makes people laugh loudly? Does your intellect give way to new ideas? Whatever your gift, share it lovingly and watch how your brilliance lights up your every interaction!
Seek first to find the goodness in others. It’s too easy to see someone’s flaws. We search for their missteps to protect ourselves from a real connection. Look for their beauty within. Really see the person, not the color of their hair, but the strength of their history. Allow yourself to have a more authentically positive human connection. We have hidden our desire for real human intimacy for far too long. Let us love and be loved this day and every day.
Do you remember who you really are? We are born sacred. A baby’s soul is timeless and unlimited. The spirit is full of possibility. As they (we) grow, life’s experiences separate us from our true nature; that we are love, we are greatness, we are worthy…
What are five words that describe the positive within you?
You are wondrous and need to be known as such. You came to earth a clean slate, full of promise and extraordinary potential. You are special because there is only one you!
Your inner critic has ruled long enough. You are more than your missteps in life. When growing up if you heard “no” and “stop” often you may have forgotten your innate worthiness. Let your natural gifts come out.
Remind yourself to show others your best self throughout the day.
Who can you delight this week with a kind word or deed?