Posts Tagged ‘dreams’
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart,
the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts,
for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment;
of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
~ James Allen ~
I invite You to claim the next thirty minutes for yourself. Notify family and roommates that You are on a mini-vacation for the next thirty minutes. Turn off the phone, the television, and the like. Breathe deeply, feel your body, and be present. Be grateful. Appreciate You. All is quiet. All is still. All is well. You are abundant, favored, healthy, joyful, prosperous, safe, and well. Send all your thoughts, every single one, to a tropical island, and let yourself simply be. Know You are Love(d), wholly and completely, exactly as You here and now.
I move and breathe and have my being in God.
~ Oprah Winfrey ~
Settle in. Consume a large glass of clean, clear water. Give yourself a deluxe bath/shower complete with your favorite soaps and lotions. Wash away your cares, and You sing to yourself. Slip into your most comfortable lounging clothes. Breathe. Keep breathing. Play soothing music. Light a scented candle, and enjoy delicious aroma filling your space. Dim the lights to a festive glow. Light a fire in the fireplace (or imagine one). Make your favorite warm beverage, coffee, cocoa, eggnog, tea, and the like. Slip into a cozy chair. Wrap yourself in a soft blanket. Imagine You in your ideal place, your paradise, whether it be a castle, swanky penthouse, a ranch, a rustic cabin in the woods, an exotic private island, and the like. This is your moment.
Dorothy: Oh, will you help me? Can you help me?
Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer.
You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.
Dorothy: I have?
Scarecrow: Then why didn’t you tell her before?
Glinda: Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.
~ The Wizard of Oz ~
Today’s message is important because it is especially for You and holds tools to help You successfully move forward. The wisdom for which You have been yearning is here. The change You have been desiring is here. The answer for which You have been praying is here. That which You have been seeking has been inside You all along and is revealed by your willingness to open the door and listen to the Divine Voice in your heart. The life You dream of having and who You dream of being are through the door. Accompany me, and meet your true self, a clever, fabulous, gorgeous, intelligent, powerful person making the world better simply by “being”. Are You ready? Here and now is your moment.
Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
~ Keri Russell ~
The universe and the world were created in a very orderly, specific fashion. Energy was organized into distinct forms governed by specific laws. Every living being serves a beautiful and specific purpose in the circle of life. Every atom, every cell, every fiber of life is crucial to the success of the universe as a whole, and every life is important and precious. You, yes, You, are crucial to the entire universe’s operation and why it is imperative You step up and claim your destiny now. You are God’s/J’s glorious masterpiece. You, whether You feel it or not, willing to accept it or not, are divine art. You simply existing and being contributes to the successful operation of the entire universe.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
~ Marianne Williamson ~
You were created for a special reason, a unique mission implanted as a seed in your heart, a voice defying all logic and reason whispering, “Yes, You are. Yes, You can.” Your heart seed is your purpose for being here and contains the blueprint for You to be perfectly, wonderfully, uniquely You. The key is, like an apple tree growing and an egg gestating, trusting the seed to bloom perfectly. You are a rare gem with a razzle dazzle only You bring to the world. Consider yourself a diamond, and, like the diamond, your shine is revealed by extreme pressure. You may be experiencing some stress; use it to reveal the very best You.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you have taken new action.
You haven’t truly decided if there is no action.
~ Anthony Robbins ~
You have an immediate opportunity to choose how You perceive what is happening in your life, which ultimately determines your destiny. Does life happen to You or for You? Are circumstances obstacles or opportunities? How You view what happens for You determines your choices, emotions, actions, and results. You can choose to view pressure as an opportunity for growth, an invitation to clear out the old and welcome the new. You can refine your character. You can embrace change. You can establish new habits and a new standard for living. You can receive blessings and rest in divine favor. You can step into your dreams and allow them to become reality. You can be empowered.
My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves.
~ Hebrews 12:5-6 ~
You may feel as though You have taken all You can. You may feel persecuted. You may wonder where God/J is, and maybe even ask if He has forgotten Your or is punishing You (which is false). You may ponder how your life got here and feel it is not working even though You have done everything You can. You may feel it is not going to get better. You may even feel like giving up. You my friend, are in an excellent place. Why? You are ready. You are ripe for change. You are primed for something new. You are open to receive, and You are willing to let go. Surrendering is the key to your freedom and catalyst You have been seeking for change.
Beyond sculptures and symphonies, beyond great works and masterpieces,
is the greater, finer art of creating a conscious life. Genius appears everywhere
…and so magnificently in a life well lived.
~ Karla McLaren ~
2011 is a significant year and guiding You to step into a higher, more powerful, simpler consciousness, a space of mind where You recognize your power of creation and live life by design. The following insights may help You find peace, understand more about the macro-picture, and successfully navigate 2011 while preparing yourself for your stellar future.
What is 2011?
1) 2011 is The Year of Enlightenment and Truth. Love is the only Truth, and everything else is falling away. The beliefs and memories hidden in the emotional closet and swept under the mental rug are being brought to Light. The veil of illusion is being torn to reveal Truth. The Truth is Love, and Love is You. You are God’s/J’s BeLoved just as You are in this moment. Relax and be.
2) You are a new creation. (“Anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new is here!” ~ 2 Cor. 5:17.) Be new, and do new. Old habits, patterns of being, and ways of operating are void. Today is the dawn of a new era of awareness, creativity, innovation, and simplicity.
3) You are a clean, fresh canvas. Old beliefs are disintegrating as people become so exasperated by the status quo that they are willing to experience something new. Let go of the meaning You have attached to things. Forget the past, and start from here and now.
4) Data collection is complete. Today is an opportunity to integrate knowledge, and discover areas for expansion and growth. Recognize and welcome possibilities as the origins for miracles.
5) Students are the new teachers. Great instructors, like Oprah Winfrey, are moving into new life phases, creating space for other teachers. World-changers and leaders, like Steve Jobs, are leaving the planet to pave the way for others leaders.
6) Authenticity is power. People are discovering their genuine selves. False identities found in things of the world are eroding and making way for people to recognize themselves as souls with spirits living in bodies. Everything with which people identify themselves, including: career, finances, health, home, and relationships, is transforming, offering people the opportunity to experience their true identity in God/J as God’s/J’s BeLoved.
7) Embrace lessons in the temporary and transitional. This moment, and these circumstances are ripe with education and training preparing for what is to come.
8) Be your best with what You have and who You are now. Be happy now. Choose wisely. Create empowering beliefs and habits. Cultivate yourself. Learn. Harvest wisdom. Live fully your best day today as your actions, beliefs, feelings, and thoughts devise the foundation for your future.
9) Release and surrender. Miracles happen through a change in perception. Let go of your ego’s desire to “do it myself” and to be “right”. God/J has wonderful plans to prosper You when You cooperate and trust His Way, especially when it does not make sense.
10) Be still and listen. The collapse of the old world is a faith opportunity to rest in Grace, walk by Faith, and recognize God/J as the sole source of protection and provision. Heeding and obeying God’s/J’s instructions reveals blessings and allows divine favor to flow.
11) Ground yourself in God/J. God/J is aligning all things for good even when it does not appear as such. He is providing tools that to sustain and prosper You moving forward. The devil is working tirelessly to coax people into disbelieve God’s/J’s Promises, which is part of the transition in career, finances, health, home, and relationships. God/J transforms tests into testimonies when You align with Him.
12) You are the artisan of your destiny. Words have power. You bring about what You speak and think about. Command things not as they are rather as You desire them to be. Keep claiming your destiny.
13) Be kind. Be kind first to yourself by loving yourself, nurturing yourself, and caring for yourself the way You would care for the person You most Love. You are filling your cup and can share your overflow with others.
The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
~ The Talmud ~
©2011 Susan Stackpole www.susanstackpole.com
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“Cages or wings, which do you prefer? Ask the birds.
Fear or Love, baby? Don’t say the answer.
Actions speak louder than words.”
~ Jonathan Larson – “Louder Than Words” Tick, Tick …Boom! ~
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“Doesn’t it all go by in a blink?” ~ William Parrish Meet Joe Black
Life is…Strong. Spontaneous. Purposeful. Precious. Loving. Joyful. Fleeting. Fragile. Beautiful.
It seems yesterday I was a gawky, zealous six year old awkwardly scrambling up trees tracing animal shapes in cottony clouds. Seemingly overnight stars transitioned from wishing vehicles to the methodology by which one determines suitable hotels and restaurants. Carefree days became angst-filled teen years, the precursor to identity-shifting adulthood. Decades evaporated in a blink. Confidence became caution. Playfulness became purpose. Dreams became disappointments. Letting go became holding on. Yes became no.
Children are naturally inclined to say and believe in “Yes”. Yes, I can fly. Yes, let’s play. Yes, let’s pretend. Yes, we are friends. Yes, I will be president. An abandoned refrigerator box becomes a spaceship, a clubhouse, an automobile …a dreammobile. Possibilities are everywhere dripping from the vine of life ripe for the picking. Parents and authority figures say, “You can do and be anything you desire.” That is, of course, until we don our superhero cape crafted from the dining table fine linen as we leap from the second-story window onto the trampoline and into the pool believing we are saving the world in a single bound. We grow into adults and become inundated with rules and restrictions “for our own good”. We censor ourselves to please parents and teachers. We edit ourselves to be more acceptable to friends. We abbreviate ourselves for the workplace. We numb ourselves for relationships. We become alternate versions of ourselves confused by own life choices as we wake up one morning wondering how we got here.
Film has a beautiful ability to transport us outside ourselves offering us the opportunity to witness ourselves more clearly as we identify with colorful characters on the screen. “The Boys Are Back”, is an endearing film in which Clive Owen plays Joe Warr, a widower, raising his son alone. Joe vacillates between licking his own wounds and nurturing his son. The movie speaks to the unpredictability of life, the vulnerability of asking for help, and is a sweet reminder that we are all doing the best we can with who we are and what we’ve got. The vastness and infinite capacity of the human heart to Love intermittently weaves tenderness and truth throughout reminding us that life is a dish best served living passionately and wholly. Colorfully scrawled across Joe’s refrigerator a child’s alphabet magnets spell, “Just Say Yes”. The phrase cleverly referenced from a youthful perspective suggests it is the openness of youth that fully embraces the “Yes, Life” philosophy.
“Just Say Yes.”
Yes is …bursting with possibility, exciting, exhilarating, freeing, invigorating, life-altering, rejuvenating and wonderful.
How easily we become engrossed in the busyness of life convincing ourselves it’s really living. Budgets, errands, housework, obligations, and projects occupy thoughts and create an infinite “to do” list. How quickly our feathers ruffle in petty squabbles with family members, friends, and coworkers. How much we ponder inadequate thoughts of “if”, “then”, and “when”. If it works out, then I’ll be happy. I’ll be happy when… How much time we invest in distracting ourselves from really listening to our hearts. How quickly we abandon our dreams for practical choices that later require us to devise some elaborate escape from our self-crafted birdcage. How willingly we mire ourselves in nonsensical things that in the end amount to little more than distractions. How guilty we feel for indulging in life’s pleasures, in savoring moments, convincing ourselves we should be more …more efficient, more organized, more successful, etc.. We sacrifice adventure and whimsy for the “known” because we’ve convinced ourselves change is somehow unnatural or negative. We become hypnotized by fear, holding on to our illusions about self and the world, nervous about change, pruning and miniaturizing our wings like bonsai trees.
How quickly our priorities shift when there is a perceived loss of some sort. The sudden removal of someone or something from our lives seems to open wide a vast chasm for self-introspection into which we either delve deeper for a closer view or recoil abruptly horrified. Loss is a license to drop the veil, to cast away illusions, to allow ourselves to just be. Powerlessness and mortality are met by divinity us staring squarely in the face, asking, “Now what? Now that you know, what will you choose?” We have the opportunity to choose faith or fear. Faith is claiming our desires, professing our blessings, proclaiming our championship with tangible results to appear only after our leap. Fear magnifies the worst-case scenario with all the grit and gore of a scary movie, rooted in the identity-crisis, “who will I be if this happens?” Fear is only no, and faith is always yes.
Every event offers an opportunity – the opportunity to decide the meaning we will attach to it. The meanings we choose formulate our thoughts, which generate feelings that power actions to form habits and become the character that ultimately determines our legacy. I’ve begun thinking about the legacy I am creating every day and what will remain behind when I am no longer in this physical body. I used to choose based on what I’d hoped others would think of me. Lately, I’ve been asking myself what I’d like the movie of my life to be. How am I investing my time, resources and energy? What type of person am I choosing to be? Am I being a blessing in the world? I’ve moved from reacting to responding and recognizing my opportunity to plant Love seeds every day.
It seems that what goes by in the blink of our life is Love. Love usurps the logical and rational. It mystifies and mesmerizes. It is the stuff of epic novels and love songs. Love is fodder for fantasy and miracles.
Love is… the only legacy.
Just Say Yes.
©2010 Susan Stackpole www.susanstackpole.com
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