Sunday, November 26, 2017

Synchronicity – Serendipity – Manifestation

It doesn’t matter what label you use – everything in the universe is connected.  What we call coincidence is really just another way of identifying related events that occur in our lives. 

There are a million little things that happen all of the time and most of them go unnoticed, or if we do notice they are briefly acknowledged and quickly forgotten.  Often, someone will say, I was just thinking about that, sharing their amusement at the happenstance and then let it go as if it is an insignificant event. 

What if every one of those seemingly small occurrences were really part of a much larger scenario?  Subtle little messages that the universe sends out to assist you in the direction of your dreams.

Keeping track of those little things helps to increase the energy and will bring more of those circumstances into your life.  The key is to be easy about it, don’t try to force it to fit your expectation of how it should happen. 

Stay open and allow things to come to you in unusual and unexpected ways.  The more playful you are the more the universe will surprise and delight you. 

When I look back on my life and see the winding, unusual path I’ve taken to arrive at this place – I would never have expected to be where I am today.  It has been an incredible journey and every day I know that something wonderful is about to happen. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Restarting Yoga at 61

I practiced yoga many years ago and really enjoyed the focus it brought to the chaos that was going on in my life as well as the physical benefits.  Gradually, I began doing less until I eventually stopped altogether.

Over the years, I have thought about restarting my practice but didn't really find a way that was easy to maintain with my hectic travel schedule.  I need something I can do at home or away, even in a small hotel room that doesn't require any special equipment or clothing.  I also needed something gentle and simple to perform.  Not a torturous twisting into difficult or uncomfortable positions.

After watching the Introduction to Gentle Yoga on Sixty and Me I thought I might give it another try.  So today, when I woke up stiff and achy from sleeping in a not very comfortable hotel bed I decided to see if it might help.

Today, I tried Gentle Yoga Video 1 – Focus on Joints and before I was even half way through my body felt looser and the pain I woke up with this morning was already softening.  The instruction in the session was easy to follow and very gentle on my body.  Cat, the instructor, is very good and gives you a lot of options to modify the movement and stresses to not do anything that is uncomfortable for you.

For me, one of biggest benefits of this practice is the focus on the body with breathing and stretching that improves my flexibility and strength.  After such a great experience, I'm looking forward to working my way through the series.

If you are a beginner or just a senior who might need a gentler approach to this practice you might consider trying this.

Thank you very much to Sixty and Me for sharing these great videos!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Shifting: Tools and Tips from A to Z by M. Gayle

It never ceases to amaze me how the right message always comes to me at precisely the moment I need it most.   Reading this book was exactly that for me.  I had been struggling with some personal issues and needed some clarity and perspective on how to manage the changes I knew I needed to make in my life.

What I found in these pages was a gentle guidance and support to discover what was true for me.  The author offers complex information in a concise and easy to read format.  The exercises provide a great opportunity to personalize the lesson and delve deeper into self-reflection. 

This is a lovely, thought provoking book that you will find yourself coming back to over and over again for renewed inspiration.  

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Last Wish

Today is the 25-year anniversary of my mother’s passing.  She was a very lively and vibrant 69-year-old woman who gave her entire life to her children and grandchildren.  I miss her every single day.

Now at 61, it’s even more clear to me just how very short and precious life can be.  My thoughts turn to my own children – my 2 beautiful and beloved daughters who can only begin to understand the immense love that I have for them. 

Being their mother gave my life purpose and joy that without them I would never have known.  Even as I carried them I knew they would change my life forever but I did not know of the unspeakable love they would bring into my life.

Watching them grow into the beautiful, strong women and mothers that they are has filled my heart in ways that I did not believe was possible.  To see my precious grandchildren happy and so full of life and love is a joy I could never have dreamt of.  My heart had to grow to hold all the love they give!

If today were to be my last, there would be no regrets, just a heart full of gratitude for an incredible life and one last wish that my family know that because of them I have had a truly wonderful life!

Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Gladys Knight 
I've had my share of life's ups and downs
But fate's been kind, the downs have been few
I guess you could say that I've been lucky
Well, I guess you could say that it's all because of you

If anyone should ever write my life story
For whatever reason there might be
You'll be there between each line of pain and glory
Because you're the best thing that ever happened to me
You're the best thing that ever happened to me

Oh, there have been times when times were hard
But always somehow, I made it, I made it through
Because for every moment that I've spent hurting
There was a moment that I spent, just loving you.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

43 Days

43 Days, 60 years and almost 24 hours - that is the amount of time that it has taken me to transform my point of attraction.  To come to the total awareness that I truly am the creator of my own life. 

Like putting together pieces of an elaborate puzzle I have been gathering knowledge and experience to arrive at this precise moment in time. 

Yesterday there was a tremendous shift in my understanding and awareness of this experience.  The ease and simplicity of it astounds me and the resistance and complexity humbles me.

What I was able to release for this to occur was immeasurable but now that I've broken free of old restrictions I can begin again from this entirely new vantage point...

Life Force

I am experiencing something that few people will understand.  My life seems to be slowing down and speeding up at the same time.  Slowing, in the sense that I don’t need or even like to rush through things anymore.  I take my time and enjoy the moment, savoring whatever delight that time holds for me.  Speeding up in how quickly I move to the next thing as soon as the deliciousness of that time has passed.  I no longer feel the need to stay and try to work something out, I can feel if it is right for me to continue or if it is time to move on.  I believe that it is the life force that is moving through me at those moments, propelling me forward at greater and greater speed. 

I have lived, loved and traveled more than I could ever have imagined and now I find my desire is like the cycle of life itself, forever changing.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Law of Attraction

Throughout my life, I have read many books relating to Philosophy and Metaphysics.  In most of them I found a common thread woven throughout, the concept that whatever we put out into the world is what will come back to us.  The description may vary – you reap what you sow, karma, what goes around comes around, like attracts like etc. but all have the same underlying message that is now being referred to as the Law of Attraction.  Everything about this philosophy resonated deeply with me and has taken me on the journey of a lifetime.

There is something very profound and provocative about believing that I can be, do or have anything that I want.  I am learning to follow my heart instead of my mind and trust my intuition about what feels right for me.  Really I’m just an old hippie at heart with my existential beliefs coming back to the surface at this beautiful time in my life.  I remember every day that the purpose of life is to find joy.
Over the past 10 years my interest and awareness has increased to such a level that I am inspired to do something everyday to keep the momentum going.  I love knowing that I have the ability to dictate what is happening in my life, not because I can control the actions of others but because I have control of my own.

Invictus – William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.