Thursday, January 23, 2014

Finding My Way

For many years I have studied different philosophies about how to find your true self or make your dreams come true. All of them are very interesting and I have learned a great deal about myself but it has always been in bits and pieces, no one process or belief has stood out above the others until recently.

It hit me as I began reading yet another "self-help" book - I am no longer lost or searching!  I have found the key to my happiness by paying attention to how I feel.  I know if something makes me feel good or bad just by thinking of it.

It wasn't anything anyone could teach me, I had to discover it for myself.  What is it that brings me joy, that fills me with wonder and amazement.  What is it that makes my heart sing.   I know when I feel it, and never doubt that that I have found the way that is right for me.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Today marks the 4 year anniversary of this blog.  I remember how frightened I was to actually put my personal thoughts out into the world.  My writing has always been a very intimate and private affair and to actually share that in such a public way was very intimidating.  Not to mention, I didn't really know how much I would have to say.  As it turns out, quite a lot :)

Now, it is an avenue of expression that gives me so much pleasure and satisfaction.  I am still writing just for me but the support and acknowledgement I have received has been tremendous and I am very grateful.

Thank you all very much for being with me on this amazing journey!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Gentle nudge from the Universe

Looking back on my life it is amazing to see how far I have come and how much I've grown.  When I was younger I was so stubborn and willful that it took some pretty difficult lessons before I started to listen to what the universe was trying to tell me. 

You know how that works - at first it's that quiet little voice inside that tells you what feels right and what doesn't.  When you don't pay attention, it gets louder and louder until it presents itself as a big issue in your life and you can no longer ignore it.  I really didn't know there was any other way to live.  Perhaps I have finally matured to a point that now I know there is a better way for me to experience changes in my life without all of the pain and disappointment.

Now when I get that gentle nudge from the universe, I sit up and pay attention.  If I listen closely, it comes softly as a question to be answered not a problem to be solved.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Trust and Knowing

I love knowing that things always work out for me.  It is amazing to see a dream or desire that presents itself at the perfect place and time in my life. 

I never know exactly how or when it will reveal itself but it always does and it's always in the most delightful way!  Even though I believe it will happen, I am always surprised at the outcome because it usually occurs in a way that I could not have planned or anticipated.   

Now, I can relax and trust that everything truly happens for a reason and whatever it is, I know that it will always work out for me.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Manifesting Joy and Expansion

It is very interesting when I talk to other people about how I personally create what I want in my life.  They always want to know how I do it but then somehow don't seem to like my answer.   Sometimes the concept is too far outside of their beliefs for them to hear it and they immediately dismiss it as luck or some great coincidence.  With some of the more spiritually minded some will become a bit defensive, pick apart my process or even suggest that that somehow my life is all about the acquisition of money and things.  

My response is very simple - I manifest for the pure joy that I receive from the growth and expansion.  Everything I do in my life is toward that purpose.  When I feel myself getting stuck or even sliding back into a place of sorrow or stagnation I have to do something dramatic to shift my vibration and get back into that wondrous mode of pure and blissful creation.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ritual and Celebration

As I prepared for the New Year, I realized what a creature of ritual and celebration I've become.  In some ways I've always been superstitious about this holiday, like cleaning house the day before and never throwing anything out on the day.  My grandmother always said whatever happens on the 1st day is what we will have all year.

So today, on this beautiful and perfect new day I will cook, laugh, dance, write and give thanks for all of my blessings.  Let the celebration begin!