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The Present Moment

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With the uncertainty of life, we let go when we have exhausted all means of control.  Sometimes it takes us longer to finally come to the conclusion that there are simply parts of life that we must allow for we cannot stop them.  For a planner like me, it’s always felt unacceptable.  Searching my brain, I would try to come up with endless ways to make whatever situation better for me, my family, my friends ~ relentlessly trying to improve a situation that I found unacceptable because it was causing someone else or me pain.

But there are times now, after sleepless nights of fret, worry and planning, that I am learning, albeit slowly, to let go and to allow God and the Universe to proceed.  What I’ve learned in the wee hours of the morning is to go with the flow, release, let the river take its course and have faith that as long as I can put my head on the pillow in peace, knowing I have done all with a loving heart, there is nothing more I can do.

However, it’s hard ~ this letting go.  So I am learning to let go and let God ~ and let Him in.

I think it’s human nature to believe we’ve got this, we can figure it out and make it work.  But we forget that there is God, the Universe and the Laws of Attraction who also carry us when we allow them to work their ‘magic’ as well.

Being in the present moment is a life lesson worth learning for me.  I am watching my Mom struggle with Alzheimer’s and being in the present moment with her.  Sometimes her present moment isn’t ‘reality’ but wherever her brain is at the time.  So to honor her, we gather in her present moment and support her, enjoying whatever gifts we can.

It’s a shift of thinking that has taken me a long time to accept and to process in my own brain.  However, love is accepting and above all, I love my Mom.  So I accept where she is at any given moment.  I’ve come a long way baby, but I still have much to learn.

Isn’t that the way life school is anyway?  Learn, practice and love?

Shine On!

xo

Do You Pray?

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“All I know is that when I pray,

coincidences happen;

and when I don’t pray,

they don’t happen.”

– Dan Hayes

Do you pray?  Do you believe in the power of prayer?  I’d love to hear your experiences this lovely Sunday!

Please share below!

Shine On!

xo

Power of Prayer

36596_Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

~ Soren Kierkegaard

I admit, I used to pray daily.  I found solace in saying prayers and even made up my own which I said everyday.  I’ve used affirmations as well which I think are like small prayers to the Divine.  But somehow I got too busy for the practice of being present and simply allowing my mind to feel, to pray and to just be.  I’ve allowed anxiety and trying to control everything to overtake me.  The hustle and bustle of the day, accompanied by having been put in charge of family matters since my Dad passed has put much pressure on me.  And I even believe that I am pretty present in my life, but the more I’ve been thinking about it, the more I’m realizing that I’ve lost touch with that sacred part of me and I want it back.  I want the safety of allowing life to unfold without the intensity of trying to control and keep tabs on everyone and everything.  I long to allow others to help themselves or at least have the freedom to choose what they want without feeling the intense responsibility of making sure that ‘all my ducks are in a row’ and that everyone has what they need/want at all times.   Because, I’ve put them all first and in the process, I realize, I’ve lost my own self.

Does this make sense to you?  I’m not particularly religious, but I am spiritual.  Much to the chagrin of some, I believe what I believe in my heart and I don’t always feel the need to be blatant about what I feel in my heart.  I’ve taught my children the power of prayer, the grace of God and how to live a good life.  But I don’t feel the need to pound the pulpit nor attend a revival in order to make it so in my life.

But there’s something magical about the sincerity of prayer, about putting to words our supplications and our gratitude for the gifts we have been blessed with in our lives.  Simply feeling gratitude for the present moment of being alive is sometimes all that’s needed to get our minds back on track.  It’s in that morning dew that I find that solace and peacefulness within my heart.  Perhaps tomorrow I’ll get up a few minutes earlier to commune with Mother Nature and with Infinite Spirit/Divine/God/ Source/my inner power.  Yes, I think I will do just that and see how my life evolves again.

I’m striving for peace in all I do.

It’s time for a change.  Do you want to join me?

Shine On!

xo 

A Secret to Grasp

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When I run after what I think I want,
my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;
if I sit in my own place of patience,
what I need flows to me, and without pain.
From this I understand that what I want also wants me,
is looking for me and attracting me.
There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.
~Rumi

So, with that information, my plan this week is to ‘sit in my own place of patience’ and allow the flow of goodness to come to me, be attracted to me and to envelope me with its stillness and wisdom.  Opportunities flow for us all.  Let us…

Shine On!

xo

How Do You Look at Your Life?

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“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.

If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”
Oprah Winfrey

Have you ever read The Secret or learned about the Laws of Attraction?  Have you ever read The Game of Life and How to Play It?  Surely there are more books which explain these topics, but in a nutshell, here’s the message:

“What you concentrate on, grows.” ~ Y.D.

So as you go about your day today, concentrate on the good, the blessings, the happy moments.  Times may feel difficult for you and there may be sadness as well ~ honor those feelings and then get back on the red carpet of your life.  You know, most mornings, I imagine that there’s a red carpet laid out in front of me and all I have to do is to follow it ~ kinda like the yellow brick road that Dorothy followed home.  My job is to simply stay on my path and keep trying to inspire, to do good, to help others (and myself) and to be the best person I can be.  When I break it down to that simplicity (stay on the red carpet), things go my way, I can get a lot done and I feel like I”m serving my purpose.

What about you?  What’s your secret to looking at your life?

Please share below!

Shine On!

xo

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Requesting the Power of Prayer

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May the power of prayer comfort and lift your burdens.

I, myself, believe in the power of prayer.  I also believe in the Power of Positive Thinking.  I have friends who ‘vibe’ for me as they are not inclined to call it prayer, but more akin to sending powerful, positive, healing vibrations to me.  Believe me, I accept any and all good thoughts, healing feelings, powerful prayers etc. and I am blessed to say that I have enjoyed the fruits of their Reiki, their loving energy and their healing messages.

So when I ask today for a bit of help from you all, I hope you won’t mind taking a moment of your time to think of me.  You see, it’s been a really hard year for me.  Perhaps I’m throwing a bit of a pity party this morning ~ because in reality, there’s nobody who is always 100% happy and inspirational 100% of the time ~ not even me, although I do try to be ~ I try with all of my heart and being to be.

But this morning, I’m not feeling it and although I debated whether to write this post, I think that it’s only fair to show that I’m a real person who gets down like everyone else, but who, I hope, inspires you all by getting back up everyday and moving forward ~ even if it’s only a baby step forward.  I try to look at the sunshine through the clouds, remember that the rain falls to feed the beautiful flowers (and to make rainbows) and that the age old mantra of what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger makes me a 2 ton indestructable ox today. 🙂

My body is tired and needs extra care now after this surgery.  It seems that after 4 this year alone, it’s just not bouncing back the way it ought to and it’s having some difficulties in healing as I found out from my surgeon’s visit yesterday.  I need my body to heal so that I can continue on with Christmas as it’s only a week away and I’m floundering under this new burden.  Sometimes, we all need a bit of help and for some of us, it’s more difficult to ask for than it is to give.  So I’m learning…and I”m asking…and I have faith that I’ll receive.

I know we’re cyberly connected ~ that’s the beauty of blogs ~ so my request is simple…Please take a moment and send me a healing thought, message, vibe, prayer, Reiki ~ whatever you choose.  I need a little extra strength today and I’m counting on you.  I’m sending blessings out to the Universe with every post and especially this one so if you would please send back some love, I’d be most appreciative.  I started counting my blessings and not my troubles this morning in hopes of turning this situation around, but I feel like I could use a bit of back up ~ hence my post and request.

I believe we are a community ~ I believe that each of us has the power to change lives and together ~ well, together we can make miracles.  I’m not asking for a miracle, just a little healing.  I’m not dying any faster than anyone else ~ but I could sure use some powerful vibes to heal me.  So, if you are inclined, I’d be grateful to you today.

Hugs to all of you ~ you make my heart sing with your words, your blogs and your energies!

Shine On my friends…Shine On!

Thank you!

xo

Manifesting Butterflies

I saw the above card as a gift in the SendOutCards gift catalog and I sent it to KAngel with a heartfelt card because she had just gotten a special butterfly tattoo & I wanted to honor it.  The funny thing was that I wanted the gift for myself as well ~ it’s a simple card, like a credit card that you can put in your wallet to remind you or you could put it on your desk…I’ve been carrying mine now for a few days as a symbol of strength because my friend BAngel sent it to me!  She didn’t even know that I wanted it!  Imagine my thrill when I got an unexpected greeting card in the mail with the same present that I had sent and wanted for myself!  Woo Hoo!  It made my day! **
In the meantime though, I’ve had a lot of butterfly encounters lately and it made me think about animal totems.  So I looked it up at butterfly-animal-symbolism.html

Butterfly Animal Symbolism

“Overwhelmingly, cultural myth and lore honor the butterfly as a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis…

What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes…Imagine the whole of your life changing to such an extreme you are unrecognizable at the end of the transformation. Mind you, this change takes place in a short span of about a month too (that’s how long the butterfly life cycle is).

Herein lies the deepest symbolic lesson of the butterfly. She asks us to accept the changes in our lives as casually as she does. The butterfly unquestioningly embraces the changes of her environment and her body.

This unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. Here the butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives. She understands that our toiling, fretting and anger are useless against the turning tides of nature – she asks us to recognize the same.

Interestingly, in many cultures the butterfly is associated with the soul – further linking our animal symbolism of faith with the butterfly…Its connection with the soul is rather fitting. We are all on a long journey of the soul. On this journey we encounter endless turns, shifts, and conditions that cause us to morph into ever-finer beings. At our soul-journey’s end we are inevitably changed – not at all the same as when we started on the path.

To take this analogy a step further, we can look again to the grace and eloquence of the butterfly and realize that our journey is our only guarantee.

Our responsibility to make our way in faith,

accept the change that comes,

and emerge from our transitions as brilliantly as the butterfly.”

After reading all of this, I realized that it was quite fitting that the butterfly is my animal totem now…

Do you have an animal totem?

Please share…I’d love to hear your comments!

xo

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