It read, “I thought I could change the world. It took me a hundred years to figure out I can’t change the world. I can only change Bessie. And honey, that ain’t easy either.” – Bessie Delany
Well I haven’t lived a hundred years yet, but I definitely feel where Sister Bessie was coming from and have learned that change must occur inside oneself before it can manifest out into the world.
I also love other quotes and sayings like: “Be the change you want to see in the world”, “Change your thoughts and you will change your world”, and “Be gentle with yourself.”
The world can be changed when we start looking in the mirror at our own selves, in our own hearts, so our minds and actions will realign with the creative mind of our Creator. The creative mind of Love, self-love, love for others and love for the entire planet.
As Bessie figured out, and I agree, making that change ain’t easy, but I know for sure it is necessary.
So, starting today will you look in the mirror, look in your heart and see and feel where you will make the change within yourself …the change that will change the world for the way it was created to be.
The change can start by noticing your breath, the beautiful in and the beautiful out breaths that lead us to our souls. The change may be the process of forgiveness of oneself, or toward others.
Whatever change you decide to make today; remember to be gentle with yourself and with the process.
Until the next time, enjoy being the change in the world.
So, now that we have welcome in this new year…the year of 2020, the year of not only seeing with our 2020 eyes, but also seeing the vision through our hearts and souls.
In the book, A Course In Miracles, (VI. The Vision of Christ pg. 227) It states the following:
“The ego is trying to teach you how to gain the whole world and lose your own soul. The Holy Spirit teaches that you cannot lose your soul…You cannot sell your soul, but you can sell your awareness of it.”
Today right now in this moment you can bring your awareness to presence of the Holy Spirit by centering on your breathing and remembering who you are, and to whom you belong to. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how to be filled with Fruits of His/Her Spirit. The spirit of
LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, GENTLENESS, FAITHFULNESS, and SELF CONTROL.
If each of us would envision and hold this kind of awareness, this year of 2020 will be the Vision of Christ. A vision we all can hold and share.
Until the next time, let’s use our 2020 vision. Continue reading “2020 Vision”
Greetings my Friends,
As this year comes to an end and winter is about to settle in, I am reflecting on two particular days and times. The first was about seven years ago on one of my weekly Monday visits with my Mother while she was still with us in her physical body.
Normally during my visits with her my time would be long and slow, but on this particular day my time was short and I was busy rushing around. When suddenly Mom asked, “Why are you rushing around just slow down and sit down for a minute .” Reluctantly I did just that- I sat down and for that moment my rushing ended.
The second was just a few days ago when my daughter, Ty’ and I were talking about stuff, and she mentioned to me that things happen in stages and ages. I laughed and quickly reflected with a hmmm then expressed that is so true.
To me stages and ages and winter is nature’s way of saying slow down and stop rushing, and know that things will still get accomplished.
What are you rushing around doing right now in your life? What would happen if you would slow down and stand/sit for just one moment or two?
Until the next time, remember just because you slow down it doesn’t mean things will not get accomplished.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I become an adult, I have put away childish things. – 1 Corinthians 13:11 New Heart English Bible (NHEB)
As a child sleeping in my twin bed, one night after reading and writing in my diary and finishing up my good night prayers, something happened to me.
That night lying in my bed with my left ear resting on my firm mattress, I could not only hear my heart beating or thumping loudly, but I also felt and heard every breath as it entered in and out of my body.
As a young child, that awareness frightened me because, in my mind, for some reason, it reminded me of death. So, I quickly turned my head over to my right ear only to discover the same happenings. I then turned over onto my back to silence the awareness.
Today as an adult I listen on purpose to tune into the rhythm of my heartbeat and the flow of my breath because I know they are gifts from the Universe saying to me, “ Be that connected, be that aware, use your power because they are signs of life, not death, and they are here to guide you along your way.”
It is from this awareness as an adult that when things fall apart I try hard to tune into the gifts of my heart and breath.
It is not always my first response when things and thoughts are cloudy, but when practiced, I witness and experience how the heart and breath will not only key me in on the realness at hand but have keyed others as well.
So, today, in this video, I will guide you with one of many different tools to focus or redirect your awareness to the gifts of the heart and breath. Gifts that once frighten me as a child, but now as an adult, I cherish and welcome their presence and guidance.
Watch the short video first by tapping the arrow on the screen.
In life, people and things do fall apart. For some it’s a day, a week, a month, or even some years.
When things fall apart, this can and will happen to everyone at some point in time, it’s just the ebbing and flowing of life. For there are no beginnings without endings, and no endings without new beginnings.
There are various reasons and circumstances that causes the chain of events to occur. Some are not of our own doings and some are from the direct actions of our very own thoughts and behaviors. Whichever the case may be when things fall apart it is very painful on so many levels. Especially when things appear to be good until they are not so good after all.
However, as painful as I know it can be what I believe and know to be true is that in the midst of it all there is a constant Force standing by to guide us through each and every fall if we first acknowledge Its presence within us, and ask for help. Second, quietly listen for the answer, and third follow through on the guidance. Then always, always give thanks even when the answers are not what we wanted to hear.
Until the next time,