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The Gifts In Surrendering

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Sounds like a strange title for a blog post, huh?  Well, I guess it is, but a comment from this post made me feel like I wanted to write more about surrendering.

To surrender is to allow the Universe to have a hand in life.  Surrender isn’t a negative as many of us deem it when we hear the word.  Surrender is simply presence during whatever chaos surrounds us.  It’s not picking up the karma of chaos, but simply allowing it to swirl around us while we stay peaceful, centered and present.

Surrender isn’t allowing the past to whip our emotions up into a frenzy of negativity, of hurt, or of resentment.  It isn’t allowing the good of the past to be lost, but instead to hold it tenderly in a place of peace.  It isn’t allowing the loss of the good to overshadow the present good with bereftness or grief.  It is being in the present moment, truly being in the present moment with peace – no past – no future – just now.

And if that sounds hard to do, well, by golly, you’re right!  (Sorry, I needed a giggle to break the seriousness.)  Because many times it’s not easy, otherwise we’d all be doing it and be like Eckhart Tolle or the Dalai Lama without straining to stay present.

Surrender isn’t giving up or giving in or allowing others to control you.  It isn’t being a doormat or losing the battle.

Surrender is breathing in the gratitude for what we currently have at this very moment and acknowledging it.  Surrender is faith in integrity.  Faith in ourselves.  Faith in the Universe that all arrives with Divine Timing.  Surrender is letting go and letting God.  Surrender is putting the desired outcome out there and taking the baby steps that we can in order to accomplish whatever it is we want without putting restrictions, nor past or future limitations on ourselves and our situation.  It’s stillness and prayer.  It’s a loosely built plan of what we’d like ultimately, but with the caveat that somewhere close in that vicinity would be fine as well.  It’s allowing the Law of Attraction, the angels that are friends and strangers or maybe, actually angels, to help us.  It’s continuing to do our best daily, with integrity and lay our worries on the bedpost as we sleep in peaceful slumber, knowing we have done our best today and have earned a restful sleep.  Surrender is  allowing the freedom of peace to envelope our souls.  To find the peace in the current situation, no matter how bleak it seems and to remember that tomorrow is another day with a new dawn and the possibilities of miracles abound.  It’s reaching out to others when times get tough, for more often than not, they are waiting in the wings to comfort, to help and to encourage.

It’s finding The Presents of Presence, unwrapping the peace and being grateful for what is in this very moment.  It’s finding the good now.

Have you every surrendered?  What was the outcome?

Shine On!

xo

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Come Fly With Me!

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This is a sunrise shot from my recent flight.  I love the colors of the sky as well as the gentle, yet beautiful reminder that there is always a dawn.  Perhaps you will find some inspiration as I did from the photo.

For every day, we can count on the dawn and dusk.  Do you ever think about all we take for granted?  The air we breathe, the Earth we live on, the homes and food we have?  The fact that we are here on this earthly plane to shine our loving heartlights for all to see and to connect with kindness to others?

Come fly with me ~ our heartlights can shine together!

Sing along with Frank and me below!

Shine On!

xo

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Gratitude for the gifts I did not see coming.

Gratitude for the connections made when I was broken.

Gratitude for this perfect moment in time.

Amen.

Shine On!

xo

Infinite Sky Poem

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To see the world from above

is to touch a piece of Heaven,

Peace, unity, love.

United in sunlit clouds

and moonbeamed sky.

Wonderment reigns

with a quiet smile

of knowing

that in this present moment

all is well in our world.

Shine On!

xo

 *Photo and poem by The Presents of Presence

The Present Moment

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The past has no power over the present moment.

~ Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes you need to simply exist now.  No looking left nor right, forward nor backward, no past, no future, no maybe if I took that path or this one.  Just being with what is right now.  Letting go of the should, coulda, woulda past decisions and experiences allows you to open the field of presence, to be in the moment and to grasp the reality of this situation at hand.  Beating yourself up over any of it is futile.  It’s done.  Deal with the present situation and work from there.  That’s what YOU can do and move forward.

Please enjoy this special day…it is a gift.  Nobody has a crystal ball of how long any of us have here on Earth.  We have present moment, take The Presents of Presence and be grateful ~ you are here and you are loved!

Shine On!

xo

 

I Wish You Happiness

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“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned,
worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual
experience of living every minute with love, grace,
and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

I wish you happiness today and always.

Shine On!

xo

Attention on the Now

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“Focus your attention on the Now and tell

me what problem you have at this moment.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

There are times when we feel overwhelmed by all that is going on within us and around us.  Relationships, finances, health issues and our own minds can clog with problems and we feel like we have problems with everything.  Maybe we do, but in this very moment, the quote above from Tolle reminds us to breathe and to concentrate on ‘what problem you have at this moment.’  In this very instant, be grateful for all that we have.

So let’s be grateful for what we share.  Be grateful for the world such as it is ~ the beauty of Mother Nature, the sweet melody of the animals, the fact that in this very moment, we are here to enjoy our lives.  Be present.  Be open.  Be grateful for all the little, sometimes subtle blessings in your life.

Perhaps your relationships are stormy, be present, carve out a moment for yourself to enjoy the peace within you.  Perhaps your health is an issue, be grateful for your breath, focus on breathing, feel your body and cells ignite with positivity.  Your body is a well-organized machine that your mind runs.  Clear your mind, think good thoughts and your body responds.  Perhaps your finances are giving you trouble.  Then bless your bills, be grateful for shelter, and the comforts of home that you have now in this moment.  You have infinite power to change.

Now, in this moment, you are here, you are blessed.  You are perfect, whole and complete.  In this very instance you have all you need in order to succeed.  You have yourself.  You can overcome any obstacles in your path.  You have no problems that you cannot surmount.  Once you make up your mind that you have no problems in this very moment, it becomes clear that we can eliminate the sadness, the hurt, the anger and the problems and move on to peace.

Use this moment to find the peace within you.  Surround yourself with a loving embrace.

Smile.  All is well, moment to moment.

Shine On!

xo