Thought For Today, August 19,2020

What hidden talents do you have that you are denying yourself?  They come in the form of wishes, “I wish I could do. . . “.  These are clues for what to explore and learn.  Allow yourself to receive new ideas.

Thought For Today, August 15th 2020

If you knew two years ago what today would be like, what would you have changed?  So what would you do today to make two years from now what you want it to be?

Dream it into existence.  Dream BIG.

Garden Of Delight

gardenMy little garden is such a delight.  Approximately 20ft x 20ft, a bit of paradise along an urban street.  Sitting outside and viewing the beauty, along with butterflies and bees doing their thing, never fails to relax me.  I feel as though I am being renewed along with the Earth.

I add a little each year, as some things don’t survive the winter or are just weakened.  Other plants, well, they seem to think it is their turn to outdo the rest.  I like their sense of competition.  We have two planters out front, along the sidewalk, and this year I planted a small crop of vegetables.  Squash, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, lettuce and onions.  In my little rooftop garden box, the cilantro and basil are adding to the fun.

I hope you enjoy all the pictures.

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red hot pokers
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lilies
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gallardia
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delphinium
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daylily
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daylilies
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coneflowers
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blue sea holly
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black wizard lily

vegetables

 

The Only Thing We Have To Fear. . .

“. . . is fear itself.”  This statement was made by Franklin D Roosevelt during his March 4th, 1933 inaugural address.  It is more powerful now than it was then.  Why?  Because fear is an illusion designed to keep you stressed and not focusing on what it important.

Fear and its cousins, worry and anxiety, produce a stress response in your body.  The “flight or fight” syndrome that floods you with cortisol and adrenaline.  These combine to create inflammation, the root cause of most all diseases.

Fear is the belief that you have no control over the unknown.  Who does?  You can’t control people so their behavior is always an unknown.  Fear keeps you unable to access your inner resources and guidance to find solutions or just a different view of the situation.

How do you stay out of fear?  Accept the fact that the only thing you can control is you and your response.  Like attracts like, so put the brakes on those negative thoughts.  Let’s say you just lost your job.  Yes, that is scary and brings fear.  Allow yourself some time to process those emotions.  The loss of anything brings grief.  Feel that and notice where in your body you feel the most pain.  Be gentle and care for your body.  Breathe deep and allow yourself some rest.  When you can calm your body’s response and slow down your breathing, you will be able to think clearly.

When you stay in fear, your questions become statements.  “I can’t afford this or that.”  “I won’t find a job earning what I was.”  “I don’t have benefits.”

Begin with having gratitude for what you have.  This puts you in the mindset of receiving.  Review your skills, such as updating your resume.  What skills do you have that you might not have been utilizing?  Can you act upon them?  Do you have the resources to work from home?  Who do you network with?  These questions help you focus on positive, action-oriented thoughts, and will guide you to next steps.  Visualize that the right job is waiting for you.

Do you see how this changes?  Fear and negativity put you in the mode of creating beliefs; the kind you don’t want to keep in your mind.  When you move into a state of calm and express gratitude, your thoughts become questions which open up possibilities.  Then you can use your visualization skills to attract the perfect situation.

Worry and fear is running rampant, and global media gets all jiggy with hyping that up.  Avoid it as much as possible.  Instead, go for a walk or sit in nature.  Absorb the sun and beauty of the outdoors.  Get a little exercise to release any tension in your body.  Getting on, in or near water is very calming.  Nature is the best anti-anxiety medicine ever and it is free.  Use your nose to breathe as much as possible.  Mouth breathing is shallow and activates the stress response.  Meditate, or just sit quietly and let your thoughts roll through your head.

If you wish that this worry and fear would go away, don’t feed it.  Take control of your thoughts, and keep them in the realm of higher energy.  Everything you need is within you.  Honor that.  Listen to yourself.  Love yourself.  Care for your being as though it is the most precious thing you have.  That is how you destroy fear.

Hold The Light

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

I needn’t have to tell you how crazy things are.  The THING is still an issue, we’ve witnessed the awful destruction of a beautiful human’s life, which has escalated into riots, and 6 planets are in retrograde this month.  Including my dear little friend Mercury, who plans on garbling the communication even more.  It’s no wonder we are all feeling a little crabby and out-of-sorts.

You must Hold The Light.

It’s tough when negativity is beating at you every day.  Many of you are still out of work and struggling.  Those who are back at work are making up for lost time and long for the days when they could sleep in.  Signs everywhere telling you what you can and can’t do and where you need to be.  News channels incessantly blathering about gloom and doom.  I think we need to mask all news media and prevent them from speaking.

The Light will overcome the Dark, but you must Hold The Light.  By that, I mean that you must hunker down within yourself and call down the brilliant and powerful energies from the Universe.  Call down the Angels.  Call down the Ascended Masters.  Call down all the Higher Dimensional Beings available to help each and every one of us from falling into negativity.  Ask them to help you.

Focus intently on what you wish to see in your life.  Powerful manifestation is available to all of us, so use it wisely.  Use your imagination to place a video screen out in front of you.  Project onto it your skills, your desires, your joy for the life you want to live.  See it like a movie with you as the starring role and write the story.

Hold that vision clear and keep your thoughts directed towards it.  You are capable of bringing this into physical reality.

Stay away from mainstream media as much as possible.  It is filled with conflicting information and enough negative hype to start its own fire.  Instead, go out in nature even if for five minutes.  Suck in some fresh air, let the sun soak into your skin and listen to the birdsongs.  Take a moment to sit and relax.  Nap or sleep.  Eat well.  And laugh.

The more of us who keep our inner light shining bright, the more the negative energy recedes and eventually dissolves until there will be no more dark.  Imagine what a life filled with joy, cooperation, harmony and abundance looks like.  Make it so.

Blooming-burg

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view from the front door

I love our front garden.  It’s a tiny bit of paradise filled with color and life.  We created this out of a grass-filled space, and it has grown much in a few years.

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Phlox, more columbines and everyone needs a fairy garden

I love seeing it all come alive in the spring.  A reminder that nature knows exactly what it needs to do all the time.

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Planted one pink columbine and it has spread significantly
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1 of 3 bleeding heart plants

I continually add new plantings, just because some of them don’t always like the winter months or may they don’t like where I put them.

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poppies

It’s okay, that is why it is called garden-ing; a verb rather than a noun.  For me, just creating a beautiful space that I love.

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even the yard creatures practice safety
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there are two of these and are social distancing

Thought For Today – May 8th

If you don’t know which direction to go, turn around and look where you came from.  Maybe you are where you need to be going, or maybe you just need a new path.

Extra-Introvert

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Image by Mira Cosic from Pixabay

I haven’t had the motivation to blog lately.  I’ve seen this mentioned on another site I follow, so I guess I’m not alone.  I would guess that lack of motivation for anyone would be a current problem.

Still, it bugs me and I had to think about it for awhile.

I know that I am an introvert.  I “recharge” my energy by alone time and doing something relaxing, like reading.  Extroverts need their people time to feel better.  So, it has occurred to me that I am getting a big extra dose of relaxation time, and without any big amount of stress in my life – like what came with my former job – I don’t have the “urgency” to get things done.  Hmm.  I suppose this is what comes with job retirement.  I shouldn’t feel disturbed by that, and I’m not really; it’s just different.  It is something new to adjust into, so as they say “practice makes perfect”.  I’m still in the process of developing my daily routine and I like it.

I have been working on my next book, so that is productive.  I am following the same theme, but taking it to the next level and making it a journey through healing.  I guess the blog got set aside due to that work.  I also know that creativity of any kind has an ebb and flow rhythm.

Just wait until the tide comes in.