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Death Is A Mind Experience

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Death comes in many forms.  Death as in the physical body dying.  Death as in the mind dying, which leads to the physical death.  Death as in relationships which disconnects us from loved ones.  Death as in the motivation to live.

The mind/body experience is exponentially important.  Don’t you think?

When our minds become closed, we suffer.  We allow negativity to grow and instead of outsourcing our needs, we may become sullen and distant.  Life experiences can hamper our thinking and we can easily get mired into closed-mindedness when we aren’t aware of how our thoughts are slowly killing us.  When we don’t open up to someone else, we shut the box on possibility and the noose around our thoughts and actions tightens.

It sad to see people who become so embroiled in that battle within their minds.  It’s frustrating to others who witness the demise of personality, only to be helplessly waiting on the sidelines for an opportunity to offer help.  Rebuffed when the offering stands out there, is hard for the one whose mind has closed and for the one who is gently trying to pry the box or door open just a little.

Too much focus on one aspect of life can be detrimental.  Being all-encompassing with grief or fear or hurt or even shame can lock up the mind permanently.

The mind is a muscle that we must exercise.  Like body muscles which when you are working out, must be given different tasks to build different muscles so that we aren’t lopsided after strength training, the mind requires the same.  Left and right hemispheres need thought exercises as well.  To live in only one hemisphere can be detrimental as well as self-sabotaging to our well-being.  We need to balance our brain hemispheres.

Many of us are innately more right brain or left brain thinkers.  We speak, act and make decisions from where we think.  But to enrich our life journey we need to tap into the other side of the brain too.  By doing this, we expand the tapestry of our thinking, of our life experience and make our life richer and fuller.  We live more and we continue growth and expansion which is the opposite of death.

It’s like when you try to clap – do it now.  How are you hands placed?  Now do the opposite hand placement and clap again.  Doesn’t it feel strange?  The groove of routine is cemented that we clap a certain way, but when we try to change it up, it even sounds different.  Did you notice?

Thinking and using the other side of the brain can feel like clapping with the opposite hand.  A little awkward, may feel differently and thoughts may sound odd to you, but it’s still thinking (and clapping).  If you can find it an interesting experiment, take some time to figure out what is the predominate brain side for you.  Then read about it and understand yourself a bit more.  Now read about the opposite side and see if you can tap into that hemisphere for a few minutes today.  Let yourself experience the full capacity of your amazing brain everyday.

Set your brain free and live!

Shine On!

xo

P.S.  I’m not quite sure why or how I wrote this post as it makes little sense to me.  But if it does to you, please let me know. ♥

 

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Tapestry of You

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We are layered beings, full of textures, emotions, experiences and hues that span the rainbow.  At any given moment, we are not just black and white, but every color in between as life swirls through us.

We are musical too – sometimes at an allegro speed, we pulse through the chords of life, rushing, fleeing, jumping through hoops enthusiastically.  At others, we are legato, smoothly playing without interruption, calm and happy.  Or at others, we are lento, slowly moving through life.

Our heartlights shine on throughout our life journey – blinking rhythmically in tandem with our musicality and hues, sometimes pulsing urgently like a beacon in need of help, at others, simply dimmed when we are weakened and sad.  But still, always, the effervescent heartlight remains glowing deep within us in a mass of light and love.

Humanity flows through us as we connect soul to soul with others.  Shedding the superficiality and growing deeply within us and filling the chasm that disappointments often rift in our minds.  We become more loving towards others and ourselves.  We rebuild the broken pieces of our lives with gold as the Japanese do when they  practice Kintsugi.  I find it a beautiful, healing notion of how to culminate our life experiences as we continually strive to live on Earth and recognize our divinity – our soul beauty!

Translated to “golden joinery,” Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi, which means “golden repair”) is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a special lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Beautiful seams of gold glint in the cracks of ceramic ware, giving a unique appearance to the piece.

This repair method celebrates each artifact’s unique history by emphasizing its fractures and breaks instead of hiding or disguising them. Kintsugi often makes the repaired piece even more beautiful than the original, revitalizing it with new life.

It’s the Tapestry of You, unique and beautiful you which I celebrate and salute today.  Please join me in celebrating each of our golden souls each and every day!

Shine On!

xo

P.S.  My heartfelt gratitude to Joanna from whom I was inspired to write this post today. Please visit Joanna’s post here – The Patchwork Soul.

 

A Good Lesson from Marilyn Monroe

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“I believe that everything

happens for a reason.

People change

so that you can learn to

let go,

things go wrong

so that you appreciate them when they’re right,

you believe lies

so you eventually learn to

trust no one but yourself,

and sometimes good things fall apart

so better things can fall together.”

― Marilyn Monroe

Good lessons from Marilyn Monroe to take with you for the start of a lovely week ahead!

Shine On!

xo

 

Always Look for Positivity

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Always look for positivity. 

Though times may look harder, there may not be smooth sailing,

but never lose heart, let the challenge make you stronger and stronger.

~ Dr Anil Kumar Sinha

Innately I am a ‘the glass half full’ gal most of the time.  Even when down, I feel like a bobber in the water, I may sink, but I also find a way to rise to the surface.  I was talking with someone yesterday about how our challenges make us stronger.  To find the shimmer of positivity in every encounter, in every challenge, and in every moment when you just feel overwhelmed.

It’s not easy to do sometimes.  But it is always able to be done.

That was my message to this special person in my life.  It’s a choice to be sad, hurt, upset and angry or you can choose to find that this challenge allows you to find peace knowing that holding on to what should be is a way of keeping you down and not lifting you up.  It’s hard to ride the winds of change.  It’s not usually easy to navigate, but it can be done and sometimes you just need to ask for help and trust in God.

So that’s what we planned to do together, to weather the storm of change.

How do you deal with change?  Do you put blinders on, shut your eyes and shut down your heart?  Or do you look inside your heart to rearrange the pieces of change in order to organize them and find that perhaps they are helpful overall?

Many are going through challenges now and I understand.  There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for you.  Believe in the strength of positivity and one day you will wake up to see your heart light beaming again in full splendor, stronger than ever before and you will be grateful that you weathered the winds of change in your life for they have challenged you, strengthened you and enriched your life in ways you never thought possible.

Shine On!

xo