Thursday, February 22, 2018

Solitude

The Enchanted Map by Colette Baron-Reid
As an introvert, detaching and spending time alone is not only appealing but absolutely essential to my emotional, physical and mental well-being. I take that time to recharge my internal battery, to empty my mind of unnecessary thoughts and to meditate on positivity.

Putting myself on time out doesn't mean that I am house bound. Sometimes I spend this period surrounded by nature, my favourite place to re-energize and get myself back up to optimum working order.

The world gets a little too noisy for me sometimes and solitude becomes my sanctuary!

How about you? Do you need to unplug now and again?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sometimes We Stand Alone

Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer

Are your decisions influenced by judgment?
Are you able to endure disapproval?
Can you stand for what you believe in despite the opposition?

It can be extremely difficult to make decisions that go against the crowd, a loved one's demands, a friend's expectations or popular opinion. Sometimes standing for what we believe in and what we really want to do means standing alone. But if we don't do what feels right, how authentic a life are we living?

In my younger years I had trouble with this. Being agreeable required less effort and it certainly came with more praise and acceptance, and less criticism and hostility. But as I got older I realized that doing what feels right even when no one agrees with me was much more soul satisfying. As time went on, I began to pave my own unique path by following my heart. My wisdom and intuition became my guides, and my strength and determination helped me 'wade through the dregs of other people’s disapproval, asserting myself where needed'. Eventually it became - and still continues to be - my way of living. After all, only I know what's best for me and what lets me sleep peacefully at night.

It is not always easy to live this way. Sometimes the opposition can be quite overbearing. But I'm willing to endure the backlash to live my life on my terms and have peace of mind. The only approval I need is my own.

Are you able to stand alone like a blue heron when necessary?

Sunday, February 18, 2018

I Am

The Voice of Knowledge Cards by Don Miguel Ruiz


It's so easy to fall into the trap of pretending to be someone we're not simply to please others. To be accepted. To fit in. But we are not being authentic and true to ourselves when we play a role that doesn't define us. Our happiness is compromised because of it and our life's path is altered.

We must accept ourselves. Be proud of who we are. And not allow others to define us.

I am...
...original
...intuitive
...courageous
...loyal
...strong
...grateful
...sensitive
...compassionate
...learning
...enough

I am me.

Who are you?

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Celebrate Life

The Shaman's Oracle by John Matthews

"I am the dancer of Joy. I dance for the very joy of being alive, for the wisdom and sense of fulfillment that are everywhere around me. Through the fluid movements of my limbs I can help you discover the paths you must take, as I fling myself with great abandon in a circle until I am ready to fall down. My arms stretch out and my fingers point in the direction you must take. There can be no standing still in life. I must always be moving onward in my eternal search for joy -- so tread this path with me."


Embrace The Dancer of Joy and celebrate life. Fill your soul with happiness and hope. Dance like no one is watching. Smile a lot more and laugh a little louder.

Let your joy rise to the surface.

A happy Saturday to all!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Now



Today:

I will not think about the past.
I will not think about the future.
I will live in the now.

Will you join me?