Meditation Day 12 – Loving with Gratitude

July 27th, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation No Comments »

Day 12

Loving with Gratitude

CENTERING THOUGHT

Love is the truest sign of grace in my life.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Aham Prema
My true essence is divine love.

 

Day 12 – Loving with Gratitude

“The more grateful we are, the more connected we become to the universe around us.” ― Stephen Richards

Today’s meditation is about divine love, the spiritual grace that supports everyone and everything. This love is always there whether we see it or not. Gratitude, when offered to another person, is really an expression of love. Like all forms of love, gratitude removes the feeling of separation and distance between hearts. It is an affirmation of our common existence.

Gratitude takes us out of our ego self that may be afraid to love because of insecurity, vulnerability, or fear of rejection. When we learn to feel gratitude with a full heart, we are learning to love unconditionally. Living this divine love is living in grace.

'Aham Prema' ~ is a short mantra with a very profound meaning. It means: I Am Divine Love. Click to hear this song on You Tube performed by Deva Premal.

My Notes:

When you chose to love everything around you, you send a message to the universe.   Love even those who have hurt me, because they need it the most.

Grace is connected to divine love in all religions.  Divine love does not need to be deserved.  Even bad people are loved by God.  Grace is not a choice; it exists in the infinite feeling of consciousness.  It is the supporting structure in nature.   Love is already part of our awareness, and we can express it or not.   You can give a little or a lot.  If you chose to give a lot, something magical happens.  You become more of who you are.

 

Another photo of this sculpture - I *love* love love LOVE this sculpture.  If I could tattoo *this* on me and make it look this beautiful, I would.

 

Earthly things must be known to be loved;  Divine things must be loved to be known.    ⌣ Blaise Pascal

 

Finding opportunities to give and serve with love, light, healing, and compassion and sending this forth in a myriad of ways❤

Meditation Day 11 – Nature’s Generosity Is Waiting

July 27th, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation No Comments »

Day 11

Nature’s Generosity Is Waiting

CENTERING THOUGHT

The more grateful I am, the more my life is supported.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Om Purnam Adah
Universality is wholeness

Day 11 – Nature’s Generosity Is Waiting

“The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.” ― Abraham Maslow

In today’s meditation, we learn that Nature is always ready to give to us and support us. We only need to open ourselves to that infinite abundance and connect with it. Gratitude is the way we contact Nature’s generosity and bring its support directly into our lives.

This expansive, engaged relationship with Nature reestablishes our mind-body system to its healthy, balanced state. Instead of feeling constricting fear and anxiety, our expansive awareness now blossoms and shares its generosity of spirit. Expanded awareness improves the entire functioning of your body as well, from your cells to your genes.

BeautiControl it's more than a #job, it's a life. The more you give it, the more it gives you.

My Notes:

When you are in a moment of Grace, you feel surrounded by love.  But you are always surrounded by love, nature has abundance.  The love is always there because you are unique.  There is no one else like you in the universe.  You are part of the cosmic scheme.  It takes inner grown to know this and support it.   There is always abundance in nature and the only limitations are from our own minds and beliefs.  The more we appreciate, the more we get.     Take charge of your limitations, work on it.  Eliminate it.    Meditation helps with this process.  Expanded awareness is normal, contracted awareness is not normal although we have all experienced it.

 

Giving no longer becomes a loss, it become a constant renewing process.   Basically the more you give, the more you get.

 

The more you give, the more good things come to you.  – #effect #generosity http://quotemirror.com/s/60kzh

 

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Meditation Day 10 – Gratitute Flows in a Loving Relationship

July 25th, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation 1 Comment »

Day 10

Gratitude Expands Every Relationship

CENTERING THOUGHT

Gratitude flows in a loving relationship.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Namasté
I recognize my true essence in every soul I meet.

 

Day 10 – Gratitude Expands Every Relationship

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust

In today’s meditation, we explore how gratitude can transform all our relationships. It starts when you express gratitude or appreciation to another person. The transformation begins when you have the thought of gratitude and your brain translates that feeling into beneficial biochemical and neurological changes in your body. The feeling of gratitude also expands the heart, which has the effect of erasing old grievances and soothing resentments and petty differences we may have been holding onto.

Gratitude is wonderful in that it gives these same benefits to the body and heart of the giver as well as the receiver of gratitude. When someone is thanked or appreciated, they generate the same biochemical changes and feel the same expansion and healing of the heart. This back-and-forth flow of grace uplifts and opens every aspect of our relationship with that person.

I need to learn this. Challenge and encourage people to strive to be a better person but love them in the process

My Notes:

 

When we manifest grace in our lives, we cultivate acceptance.  We don’t try to change anything, we accept.   When we cultivate acceptance of people in our lives, we deepen our relationship with that person, we are really saying “I accept you.”

 

Every relationship needs a touch of grace.  Giving and receiving is critical in a relationship.

 

pull this energy through the fifth chakra...  try this on a sheet of posterboard and define yourself in positive terms only.

 

Divine Spark:  #Heart #Chakra affirmation : accepting and allowing love, forgiveness, trust, openness.

 

Love means that you accept a person with all their failures stupidities ugly points and nonetheless you see perfection in imperfection itself | Anonymous ART of Revolution

Meditation Day 9 – My Personal Reality Begins Inside Me

July 25th, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation No Comments »

Day 9

Changing Your Personal Reality

CENTERING THOUGHT

My personal reality begins inside me.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Om Hreem
I am the reality that unifies diversity.

 

 

Day 9 – Changing Your Personal Reality

“The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

Today’s meditation gives us the starting place for transforming reality – our own self. Reality is not an impersonal experience or concept. It is personal, and how we see it and relate to it is a product of our unique history, attitudes, and beliefs. We are unique in who we are, unique in how we see the world, and unique in the reality we experience.

The core of our awareness is the source of our beliefs, feelings, and attitudes, and therefore that is the place from which we can change our personal reality. This inner awareness is an ever-present field of possibilities. We always have the possibility or choice for change at any moment. Gratitude is a practice that empowers us in this choice to see the opportunities in our life with fresh eyes.

Be Impeccable With Your Word  Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid gossip about others. Use truth and love.  What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, not yours.

My Notes:

Changing your personal reality!  I am the author of my own life story.  I can start a new chapter anytime.   Live my story that no one else can live.

My mood changes how reality looks.   No two people exist in the same reality.  I set the source of the quality of who I am.  No one else.   I am beautiful, caring, creative, smart, loving.     Gratitude connects me to today’s reality, so if the self is constantly changing being attached to old thoughts habits, it is like holding onto an illusion.   Existence, nature, grace, truth and love; these are all parts of the true self.  Repetition makes life stale, it brings boredom and fatigue.   If you keep repeating things you have no interest in, you grow numb.   Live life in the freshness of every moment, this is how grace constantly renews itself.

 

 

Write your own story and check out my Treasure Tuesday


EXISTENCE

You would not believe your eyes, If ten million fireflies, Lit up the world as I fell asleep

NATURE

Your planet needs you!  We're looking for young creatives to get involved in this year's ‪#‎EarthHourUK‬ to inspire the world to live a more thoughtful lifestyle…  Photography by Toby Harrison

GRACE

Jennifer Main Gallery "Grace Like Rain" Acrylic on wood $400 http://www.jennifermaingallery.com/gracelikerain.html

TRUTH

Illustrated Scripture - art journal in your Bible #illustratedfaith

LOVE

i miss the beach <3 and I mostly miss the feeling of going as far out as I can go into the ocean and letting the current take me where it may <3

Meditation Day 8 – Every Thankful Moment Makes Me Healthier

July 25th, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation No Comments »

Day 8

Gratitude Benefits Mind and Body

CENTERING THOUGHT

Every thankful moment makes me healthier.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Shara Vana Ya
My awareness is aligned with the creative power of the universe.

 

 

Day 8 – Gratitude Benefits Mind and Body

“There is no prescription for finding moments of gratitude in every day; there is simply the choice.” ― Gillian Deacon

This week we will extend our understanding and experience of gratitude to the mind-body connection. Gratitude is much more than an attitude or mood – it is a powerful positive input to our mind-body system that leads to increased physical and psychological wellbeing.

Grateful thoughts and meditative states don’t just stay in your mind. Messenger molecules instantly transmit their effects to the body’s 100 trillion cells, creating new brain cells and new pathways and brain patterns. The practice of gratitude has even been found to change our gene expression in a positive direction.

By directing our awareness toward gratitude, our entire mind-body system is automatically oriented toward greater health and balance.

say positive things in your head and your body will follow

My Notes:

There is a connection between my meditations, positive thinking and my overall well being.  Oh so true.  How many times has a person gotten physically sick over negative thinking.

 

The Science Behind Consciously Controlling Your Immune System: The Mind-Body Connection

Attitude affects health. Mind-body connection. -  You have one body, care it!

by Henning M. Lederer (actions/thoughts, mind/body connection)

Meditation Day 7 – Obstacles to Grace Melt Away

July 23rd, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation No Comments »

Day 7

Obstacles to Grace Melt Away

CENTERING THOUGHT

When I don’t resist, I am in grace.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Prani Dhana
My individuality expands to universality.

Day 7 – Obstacles to Grace Melt Away

“To live a life of gratitude is to open our eyes to the countless ways we are supported by the world around us.” ― Gregg Krech

In today’s meditation, we look at how grace can dissolve the resistance and obstacles we find in our life. We’ve all had times when we’ve struggled and encountered obstacles. These outer resistances are signals from our true self that there is some inner resistance, which comes from the limiting belief that we are a separate self. These beliefs are often a sense of entitlement, selfishness, or pessimism, and they block the natural flow of gratitude and grace.

As we practice gratitude, our perspective expands and we see we are not isolated at all. We are supported by the generosity of the universe in endless ways. Seeing this, our negativity, sense of entitlement, and all obstacles dissolve like morning mist with the rising sun.

"What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude." - Brene Brown #staymarried

My Notes:

One of the most impactful message in this meditation is the resistance  are signals from the true self.    The belief of entitlement

When you feel resistance, stop and pause, give yourself a moment.  See it as an opportunity, that all will be well.   Meet them with gratitude, it is hard, but you will slowly change your perception.  As you see each obstacle you will see it as a lesion to find grace.  Eventually Grace will find a home within you.

Entitlement that all rewards are deserved and earned, hence there is no need to be grateful.   This is thinly veiled selfishness.  All my life I have struggled with entitlement, especially in the workplace.  Because I do not fight for that which I earn and deserve, many try to take it away from me or deprive me from those rewards.   I was looking at it from a selfish point of view.  I lacked gratitude and grace.  Often I could not understand why I felt that entitlement was wrong but still felt I deserved it (a natural conflict), but listening to this meditation, I realize that I should have gratitude to those rewards instead of angry about the entitlement.  My soul would have been more at peace, I would have been my true self.


 

It's the obstacles that make you stumble that give you the strength to build new paths #fearlessfabulousyou

 

This is a very inspirational quote about overcoming obstacles. This can mean the obstacles you face on a day to day basis while dealing with your illness, or it can been seen as obstacles that you have overcome along the way. Remember to look at how far you have come rather than how much further you have to go.

 

gratitude how to constantly maintain this attitude ... With all the obstacles you tend to get negative.

Meditation Day 6 – Gratitude is in the Present

July 23rd, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation No Comments »

Day 6

Gratitude Is in the Present

CENTERING THOUGHT

Every moment is filled with grace.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Samprati Hum
The present moment is my true self.

Day 6 – Gratitude Is in the Present

“Just be, right now, here; and breathe. Begin to trust the magic of yourself.” ― Nikki Rowe

In today’s meditation, we will discover how gratitude makes the present moment fully alive, awake, and enriched. We will learn how every instant of our life is a unique gift and that when we are awake to this special value of the Now, we step into a state of grace.

So much of our cultural conditioning pulls us out of the present moment, striving for an impossible ideal in the future. Somewhere outside this present time, we hope to have what we currently lack, or look like what we think we should look like, and feel the happiness we don’t feel now. But this assumes that the present is inherently lacking, and the present is all we ever know. Practicing gratitude turns this around so that we find our completeness in the present moment.

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. And that's a revelation for some people: to realize that your life is only ever now. Eckhart Tolle

My Notes:

Many time I dwell in the past or think of the future, that I totally miss the present.   Live in the present, have gratitude for the present.  In my meditations today I focused on feeling present, not let my mind wander and leave the here and now.   It felt as I slowed down time.  I was in the moment.


 

Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and start enjoying the moment that you're in.

 

It's so easy to get caught up in what is happening right now in our lives...but there is SO much more out their for us. We just need to look beyond the now and see what happens next.

Live Life~~ dance under the lights  #livelife #fun Lights in Old City #Jerusalem.

The act of forgiveness is the act of returning to present time. And that's why when one has become a forgiving person, and has managed to let go of the past.... what they've really done is they've shifted their relationship with time  --Carolyn Myss

 

 

Meditation Day 5 – My True Self is always grateful

July 21st, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation 1 Comment »

Day 5

Gratitude Awakens the True Self

CENTERING THOUGHT

My true self is always grateful.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Kritajna Hum
I am gratitude.

Day 5 – Gratitude Awakens the True Self

“The road to happiness starts with a deep breath and an awareness of the many blessings tied to that single breath.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

We might think that to live in grace requires us to pursue a devout lifestyle and retreat from the world. However, we have learned that grace abides in all things, all places, and all times. If we go beyond our changing personalities to connect with our essential self, we contact this ever-present grace and can live this state of grace even in the everyday world.

Our true self is peaceful, but not inert. It is intelligent, powerful, and intimately involved in our every wish and dream. The true self has the creative power and intelligence to direct and manifest your life’s journey. When you step into and participate with life from this level, you are always grateful and find grace everywhere.

To thine own self be true - Shakespeare quote print #watercolor #blue


My Notes:

The path of grace has always been considered unique.

Contact your true self.  We all have many selves.  We show many people different selves. We use those selves in many situations and put them away when we don’t need them.     If you go deeper, pass those other selves, your true self is there.   The permanent eye behind all passing experiences is your true self.   It is silent but not passive.  The true self always knows all about you, your dreams and hopes.  It knows what you should do.  My true self is always grateful.

The Star Goddess and Miria.  Notice that her skin is the color of Durga's, the snake and egg representing fertility and life.  fr:  nineravens.com

 

ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES but this photo sort of makes me want to cry >-( Only kindness matters

 

Your heart knows things that your mind can't explain. I need to remember this

Meditation Day 4 – Grace is Replying

July 19th, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation No Comments »

Day 4

Grace Is Replying

CENTERING THOUGHT

Grace is flowing back to me.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Twam Eva Mata
The universe is our mother.

Day 4 – Grace Is Replying

“The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you can live fully in the present.” ― Dana Arcuri

In today’s meditation, we explore how gratitude engages us in the evolutionary flow of life. When we offer the world our gratitude, grace responds and completes the circle. Our inner and outer worlds merge into one harmonious flow of existence.

As we use our gratitude to join this awakening of joy and beauty around us, we also find that our life becomes easier, more fun, and more meaningful. This nurturing power of grace comes from the source of Being which sustains everyone and everything in the universe. As human beings we can consciously choose to step into this flow of grace to enrich and elevate our lives.

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My Notes:

Grace is the knowledge that we matter, that we are understood.  Gratitude is the catalyst to getting grace.  Be present in gratitude, Grace will respond.

Your perception will shift, what was plain before becomes beautiful with perception.

Grace is like the rain, it falls on everyone alike

Being aware, we can ask for grace.  Grace comes from within you and it has intelligence.   It knows what you need or what.

IMAGES THAT HAVE INSPIRED ME

Crystal Grid | The purpose of a crystal grid is to tap into the Universal Life Force; by combining multiple crystals, generally in a mandala-type shape, you access more energy and power from the crystals.

 

~ Cáscaras del erizo de mar ~

 

I know longer see you how other people see you, I see you now as a girl who put too much self worth into a man who has too many walls

Start each day with a grateful heart. 100% agree. Even though you may hate going to work, some people would love to be in your shoes right now, healthy enough to go to work. Be thankful!

 

The day begins with beauty, the day begins with peace. I can see the evidence as the wind blows through the trees. There is a stillness in the movement and it's easy to make out our Father's design. For through is only Son Jesus, He purchased our freedom. He purchased yours, He purchased mine.

 

Meditation Day Three – Awaken the Energy of Gratitude

July 19th, 2015 klwade Posted in Meditation 1 Comment »

Day 3

Awaken the Energy of Gratitude

CENTERING THOUGHT

I am gladdening my heart.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Ananda Hum
I am bliss.

Day 3 – Awaken the Energy of Gratitude

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ― Karl Barth

In today’s meditation, we learn how to recharge our gratitude batteries. If we are tired, upset, or stressed, then our heart is closed and we are not able to feel or express real gratitude. Genuine gratitude comes from a feeling of contentment, safety, and being welcomed in your life – what Buddha called the “gladdened heart.”

This natural energy of gratitude is awakened when we meditate. Our intention in meditation will be to invite this warm attitude of appreciation into our awareness and perception. With this recharged heart of thankfulness we will find reason to be grateful wherever we look.

~ Gratitude Is The Best Attitude! ~ ♥- Let's be happy with what we got, for there are those who wish they had atleast a little of what we have - Let's Be Thankful! -♥{DM}


My notes from the meditation:

A closed heart cannot feel gratitude.  Gladdening the heart can recharge you, like recharging a battery.

Recognize this energy, this is the feeling that you are welcomed and safe in your life, you feel you are supported in whatever you want to be.  Abundance had included you.

Renew this energy, it happens when you meditate, you are requesting the warm attitude of thankfulness

Awareness will renew this energy that is unique to gratitude.   You can get a surge of gratitude by simply looking at a beam of sun light and see the dancing particles

True gratitude comes from knowing that you belong in the infinite dance of life.  The tiniest element fits into the whole.

 

Images that have inspired me

Imagine it. Feel it. Quote and affirmation. www.sunstone-holistic-health-and-healing.com

 

Receive grace: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." Eph. 2:8. Give grace: "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Eph. 4:32. Live grace: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." Rom. 12:2 #HollyLaneDesigns

 

♥Enjoy the Sun♥ "New research, which followed nearly 30,000 women over 20 years, suggests that women who stay out of the sun are at increased risk of skin melanomas and are twice as likely to die from  ANY CAUSE, including cancer." http://www.businessinsider.com/why-avoiding-sunshine-could-mean-an-early-death-in-women-2014-5#ixzz33Ute7Z8i

 

“. . . we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams. World-losers and world-forsakers, Upon whom the pale moon gleams; Yet we are the movers and shakers, Of the world forever, it seems.” ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Sounds like a holiday to me!

Notes:   I was grateful in many ways today, however I found myself complaining and being angry at someone.   I know this is not what I want to be.   But I also realize that with learning the ways of gratitude, you also have the overflow of junk you don’t want in your life bubbling up.   I will forgive myself and keep trying to do better.