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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 21, Gifts

Imagine how it would feel if God presented you with a gift.  All aglow in His pure love, it would feel so special to receive from Him.

Really special.  Oh, my.

It’s a mini birthday season in my family, so there is a little talk about gifts.  We also have been talking a lot about Our Gifts, the special talents we each have and those that we share.  And then there’s also been talk about being responsible to care for our belongings like we would be for someone else’s.

It all got me thinking about the sacred gifts that God gives us.  Even our bodies are sacred gifts directly from God.  Imagine God handing it to you as a sacred gift.  I don’t know about you, but that resonated deeply with me.  How would I treat a sacred gift from God?  Would I dump on it and treat it as replaceable?  I most certainly would not!  I would hold it precious, nurture it, treat it as special.

So the next time we ate out, I suggested we not indulge in special drinks.  And that felt good, to respect this sacred gift we received directly from God.

I hope that my respect grows and deepens, until I can see and feel deeply that every breath, every moment truly is a gift from above.

 

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 20, Pockets

Although pockets aren’t a must-have on clothing for me, I use them a lot in life.  You know how people sometimes survive major catastrophes by finding a pocket of air?  I am talking about a rather mundane version of that kind of pocket.

Pockets occur when I can squeeze something in that feeds my soul.

I call them pockets because I first started using these little bits of time where I could fit something small and snug into a small, snug timeslot.  In retrospect, however, I have used life-size pockets lately too.  Here are some examples of pockets:

In a small pocket, I might do a grounding, clearing, heart meditation, or energy healing for someone.  Jumping jacks, stretches, breathing exercises also are examples.  But they also occur when the kids are content and my husband and I can sneak in a moment together.  They are opportunities for something vital and soul-nourishing that can squeeze into a shorter time slot.

I’ve also asked God to use my life as a sort of pocket.  For instance, when my youngest son came along, I was smack in the middle of an advanced homeopathy course that I enjoyed very much.  I only needed two more classes to graduate, but I decided that the family sacrifice was too great at that point for me to persist with the program.  I suspended my participation.

But then I asked God to teach me what I needed to know through life experience.  I learned a lot about remedy selection, dosing, potency, aggravations, and working with Spirit.  I learned as my family and I were treated homeopathically.  I also learned by helping people.  Family, friends … I was helping people frequently with issues ranging from the common cold to much more complicated concerns.  I learned from reading, from listening.

I do believe that I became the homeopath that I am in large part because of this detour in my education.  My structured education was very helpful, too, but much of what makes me a unique homeopath comes from the life-based learning and development of my spiritual gifts.

So, if you aren’t making use of pockets in your life at present, I highly recommend them!

 

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 19, Know

Life can feel incredibly confusing at times, with choices abounding–these days possibly more than ever before in history.  Did you know that frequency of decision-making is associated with willpower fatigue?  That blew my mind.  No wonder by the end of the day we indulge–skip a workout, have a drink, grab some junk food.

I really enjoy a spontaneous schedule, but it is only enjoyable if we are going with the flow.  Peace comes from within!

It is one of the reasons to prioritize–it is like putting choices through a filter.

It also is one of the reasons to develop your intuition–decision-making becomes a snap.

But then you still are left to trust.

Friends have long wondered how I could make decisions so confidently–I figured it was because after I analyzed the choices, I made the best decision I could.  But one too many disappointments, one too many traumatic experiences finally left me in a state of fear.  I was questioned every decision and felt like I was constantly going in circles.  I was a mess!  It wasn’t just a spiral, it was a downward spiral!

So how did I climb my way out of that?

I made an appointment with my homeopath first.  The remedy he recommended for me pulled me out of a state of crisis.

I reduced external inputs of stress and fear [e.g. news, entertainment].

Then I made an appointment with an energy therapist.

I also started working with angels.  A lot.

Then something miraculous happened:  I began to see signs.  Lots of signs!  Signs that I was on the right path.  Signs that the choices I had made were indeed successful, even if the outcomes were not the ones I’d hoped or expected.

I had prayed frequently and fervently for that sense of knowing that I was on the right path, but until I was in [enough of] a state of calm and peace inside, I couldn’t recognize any signs on the outside.

So if you feel drained at the end of the day from all of the decisions you need to make, reduce the ones that you can, work on clearing your obstacles of fear, and develop your inner sense of knowing.

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 18, Freshen

I am a big fan of fresh air.  Are you?

Don’t let cooler weather deter you from bringing fresh air into your life!

I open the windows just a crack in our bedrooms in the Winter.  This allows fresh air to consistently freshen the air in the rooms where we spend the most time and freshen the sheets [I leave them open to the air] while reducing the damage from Winter precipitation and also keeping little ones safe [experts recommend that windows can be opened no more than 4″ when little ones are in the house].

By golly, even the animals enjoy that little bit of fresh air.  You’ll see them nosing around those window cracks in Winter for sure!

Even a walk or talk outside is good for the lungs most of the time [check with your doctor!].  It’s fascinating to see in homeopathy the number of colds, coughs, and flus where the person is better in “open air.”  Then there are headaches, stomach pains, even photophobia!  A quick search of all the rubrics describing symptoms that are ameliorated by open air yielded 536 rubrics!

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A sample of rubrics where the open air ameliorates.

Freshen the air, freshen your life.

Freshen the air that you breathe,

Freshen the life that you lead.

Freshen the words that you speak,

Freshen with light not heat.

Freshen it all and you will see

The life you lead is sweeter than sweet.

 

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 17, Virtualize

When you cannot give someone a hug in person, when you wanna add extra oomph to your hug, or when you want to add a little sumpin sumpin to your prayer, try these two practices ….

You might want to Ground and Protect first.

Send Out Your Heartlight:  I snagged this from a tip Cynthia Slon was giving my daughter for something else.  Hehe.  When I am separated from family or pets and want to give them a hug, or if I want to add extra comfort to a  hug I’m giving to someone who is distraught, I virtualize my hug.  I imagine a golden light emanating from my heart like a beacon toward the other person’s heart then enveloping them like a hug or even an orb.

Try it first on someone in the room with you.  I just told my husband I was going to try something and wanted to know how he felt.  He sat there, I sent him a heartlight hug, and he said it felt relaxing.  Nothing wrong with that!

[By the way, I suspect that it is really just sending out God’s light of love that exists in all of us and connects all of us ….]

Blessing Sprinkles:  When I see someone who clearly needs help, I pray that the needed help is provided and that the person opens up to receive it. I also visualize blessings sprinkling on them like golden light sprinkles of Holy Water.  [This is a variation on a gratitude sprinkle from Rhonda Byrnes’ book, The Magic, a 28-day introduction to gratitude practices.]

Try it on someone in the room with you first–my husband said it felt tingly the first time I tried it, and the second time he said he felt the same kind of relaxing feeling as the Heartlight Hug.

Enjoy!

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 16, Intuit

My life is so much easier because I can access my intuition for any number of choices.  I highly recommend it, even if only for selecting gifts, books, or wine!

Here’s the simplest, most replicable version of how I do it:

Protect and Ground.

Take a deep breath.

Keep your mind empty.

Present yourself a statement in the negative and the positive.  Start with a question to which you already know the answer: your name, your birthday.  Present yourself with a wrong answer.  Notice how you feel in response.  Present yourself with the correct answer.  Notice how you feel in response.

When you get that aaaah, just right feeling, it is the ideal.  So when you are using your intuition to select something, generally speaking, the closer you get to that feeling, the closer that choice is to ideal.

 

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 15, Know Thyself

i realize that I am highly analytical and not everyone who shares this planet with me shares that … er … attribute.  There are a few benefits to being so analytical, however, and one of them is being able to help yourself.

As you know already, I believe that the sooner you catch something, the better.  That’s true if you’re trying to treat an illness or if you are trying to modify your behavior.  It’s true if you have having a strong emotional response, and it’s true if your water heater is failing.

if you happen to know of yourself that you don’t really know your triggers, that you blow things off or stuff them for too long, take a dip in the pool of … let’s call it awareness.

Become more aware, first.

Then try dealing with it sooner rather than later–for emotions, you can use EFT, homeopathy, Bach flower essences, crystals, psychotherapy, or whatever resonates for you; for bodily injury you can use conventional medicine, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy / craniosacral therapy, etc.  For your house and car, most help is standard!

Notice the reward of simply addressing something as soon as you notice it is happening.  If you notice that every sickness starts with a little something in your throat, you can boost your immune system at that earliest sign, thereby increasing your chances with the virus.

There are numerous rewards for catching something early, and the rewards for figuring out the predecessor to your repeat ailments is even better.

If you notice that every time you yell at your kids, it was preceded by a “yes” that should have been a “no,” hold your boundaries firmer and avoid the disconnect that happens when we yell.  If you notice that you are cranky, try to figure out why so that the relationships with those around you don’t suffer on account of your singular frustration.

We were even highly rewarded by having an inspection done on our house 12 years after we bought it, just because I suspected there were problems brewing we didn’t know about and wanted to fix early.  The inspector found several problems that should have been caught when we bought the house, including some pretty big stuff.  We surely were glad to get all of those things fixed before they became a glaring problem!

Ya, we’re busy, yes the kids need to get here and there and we do too.  But if you can take a moment to initiate a practice of awareness, it’ll pay for itself many times over with workdays salvaged, vacations enjoyed, cars running when you need them, and let’s not forget plenty of hot water when you need a bath to relax!

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 14, Be Inspired

I gotta tell ya’, my daughter amazes me sometimes.  Well, actually, a lot.

Many people look at her, look at us, and see what isn’t.  Believe me, I do that my fair share too.  Isn’t feeding herself.  Isn’t walking independently.  Isn’t talking the way we do.

But I gotta tell ya’…that girl has gumption.

I mean, she started her life with two medical mistakes that each threatened her life but she left the hospital defying all odds [they guessed she’d have a permanent g-tube, for instance, but she was nursing full-time, the hardest method of feeding for a baby].  She literally was bucked from a horse — during therapy! — and got back on.  Not only that, but she stayed in-touch with the horse [she can see Spirit, angels, etc.] and let me know when the horse was having trouble digesting the food in its new home [by the time I told the therapists, the new owners had figured it out].

Still sandy but smiling after showering off.
Still sandy but smiling after showering off.

Recently, she was so excited to try her walker at the beach that she suddenly ran for it, from a smooth paved path.  She literally tipped face-first and ended up with circles of sand around and in both eyes, both nostrils, and her mouth.  [Sore shoulder too.]  A nearby shower came in handy, and she was cooperative through the whole thing.  Never cried, never complained.  Walked away in her walker, laughing about it and also grimacing at the grit of sand in her mouth!  [Luckily, I had my little homeopathic first aid kit handy for help with her shoulder.]

We often see other people’s burdens as a reason to feel grateful for what we have.

But I am suggesting that you to do more than that:  Be inspired by people who seem to have something less than you.

We all have our gifts–notice theirs, appreciate them, and be grateful that they share this planet with you.

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 13, Newsworthy

When my children were young, I avoided the news because it was too stressful for me.  I sequestered myself so thoroughly from current events that my mother and husband each made a point to let me know when nearby Mt. St. Helens was spewing smoke!

Then, a year or two ago, I started reading the news again.  It was tough for me. I decided to switch to the BBC news app so that I could get my news in brief–and even then, I had to shield myself far and wide before I checked the news.

But lately even the news headlines and those thumbnails deliver some dreadful images and horrendous news.  It’s rather unbearable for me.  I even awoke last night, worried about some of what is going on in the world.

So, how do I regain my footing when something like this happens?

It helps to start off with a good grounding.

The first thing I do is I pray for the people who are, have, or intend to commit wrongs against others.  I sometimes also ask that they are unburdened from any promises, perspectives, or experiences that tie them to their wrongdoing or intent to commit wrongs–in all direction sod time and for everyone involved.

Then I try the same for myself.

If that isn’t enough, I usually reach out to someone.  What helps me most is to connect with family.  It is especially helpful to hug my kids — they feel so safe and loved.  It is a good reminder, because most of all, I am worried about their safety and wellbeing.  It brings me back into the present moment, and I can feel to my core how safe they are.  By hugging them I also get back into that place of love and connection that keeps me steady in God’s light.  It’s grounding in and of itself–brings me present, centered, and in God’s light.

I also try to remind myself that we are all here fulfilling our purposes for God.  I know this:

Fear keeps us out of God’s light.

Staying on my path adds light.

Light beats darkness every time.

 

Sending out light and love, hoping we can spread it together ….

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 12, No More Sorries

My youngest is very much against the word, “sorry.”

I have been reflecting about this and am starting to see his point — sorry is a platitude.  We kinda want sorry to fix it so we can forget it.  Worse yet is the, “I’m sorry you feel that way,” putting all the onus on the person who is upset.

Growing up in my house, we learned to acknowledge our part in any conflict then discuss with the other person[s] in the conflict until we agreed to some sort of solution.  That had its pro’s and con’s, because some people were more comfortable with conflict than others.

Iyanla VanZant suggested three steps that are similar but I think better, and then I’ve tweaked them a bit further with the aim of clearing the conscience so that we can more fully do the work God has planned for us.  I believe very strongly that every person, children and adults, should know these three steps for those reasons:

Acknowledge

Apologize

Amends

Often, our egos are waaaay too weak to be able to acknowledge our part in a conflict or problem.  But, most of the time, it takes [at least] two to tango.  Is someone treating you poorly?  Why are you letting them?  Did you offend someone?  All things a learning opportunity.

If you grew up in a household with a narcissist or getting blamed for things that were not your doing, etc., it can be easy to become protective and defensive.  So this first step will be a challenge for you.  But admitting your wrongdoings or poor choices to yourself is a really big deal–without acknowledging to yourself, you are stuck stagnant and outta luck.

So acknowledge your mistake to yourself.  Then acknowledge it to the person or people whom you wronged.

Yup, apologize.  I’m definitely not talking about platitudes, and I’m definitely not talking about accepting more responsibility than is yours to own.  Explain your feelings:  “I am ashamed that I …”  “I regret that I >>>>”  “I am disappointed that I responded by —-”  “I wish you had ___ and that I had ____.”

Finally, make amends.  Do what you can to compensate for your mistake.  That isn’t always a tangible, visible action item.

Additionally, or if it is your only choice, determine any changes you need to make in future choices.  Determine your triggers and either eliminate them or figure out how to deal with them before they become a problem.  Figure out what got you into this mess and how you’re going to avoid something similar in the future.

Is it to yourself that you need to apologize?  Rinse and repeat.