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Wins & Weaknesses Wednesday: Celebrate Yourself

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Mary Morrissey says: “We can never out-perform our self-esteem; but the good news is, we CAN change it.”

I went to a Reiki share today, and one of the participants randomly decided to draw cards between healing sessions.   The card for me was “Celebrate Yourself.”  And he told me to make sure I celebrate everything, even the small things.  It was a great reminder.

I received a wonderful outpouring of support for my first Toastmasters speech.  Part of me thought everyone was being overly generous in their comments, but another part said: “Yes!  I really did do a good job!”  All that really matters is what we think, right?  It’s amazing what a difference perspective can make.

I think about that a lot when I think of abundance and my current life situation.  It would be very easy to look at my life either way, as lacking abundance or as very abundant.  And really both can seem true.  It depends on which reality I choose.  I can look at my life as unstable and insecure or as free and bursting with opportunity.  I’ll choose the 2nd, thank you!

Everything seems to come down to having faith, being willing to take risks, and believing in oneself.  With the steps I’m taking, I’m beginning to see some results.  Since completing my first Toastmasters speech, I now really believe I’m a speaker.  Since taking the new improv class, I really believe that I’m a comedian.  Since the event Saturday, I really believe that I can share about my business and that it’s appealing to strangers. I’m also still eating fairly healthy foods, getting in some exercise each week, and blogging on schedule!

I also realized that I’m actually doing quite a lot of traveling — a very consistent dream of mine!  I traveled to Los Angeles for DreamBuilder Live in January, to the College of Metaphysics for Dream Awareness Weekend in February, to Los Angeles for Life Mastery Consultant training in March, to the College of Metaphysics for National Teacher’s Training in April, to DreamBuilder Live in Baltimore in June, and I’ll be traveling to Florida for the Shaklee conference in August, Los Angeles for followup training in September, South Carolina for a wedding in Fall, and Dallas for DreamBuilder Live in Fall, and Vegas in February with family friends.

Yippee! Celebrate!  Let’s lift ourselves up!  Remember how it goes: when we shine, we allow others to do the same!

Much love, many blessings. ❤

Movie Monday: Building a Foundation for Growth

Are you working toward your vision?  Seeking growth and self-improvement?  Make sure you have a solid foundation to build the faith and trust in yourself to move forward.

Fun with Tutoring and Writing

I started a new activity with one of my tutoring students.  I bought a few notebooks for him to choose from and kept one for myself, and we now spend the first 10 minutes of our session writing.  Last week he chose to have me give him a writing prompt.  Today he decided that he wanted us to give each other writing prompts.  They were both great!

Here was mine, tying in a little of my current life lessons into my fantasy story:

You got a letter from Hogwarts!

I didn’t know what to do!  I was so excited that I started jumping up and down .  Then I started crying and hugging my mom and dad.  Then, I started freaking out.  “I don’t know anything about magic!”  I said.  “Everyone will laugh at me!  I will fail all of my subjects!  I didn’t even know Hogwarts was REAL!”

Then, my friends Brian and Jorge came over and comforted me.  They said, “Teri, you’re being negative again. You need to think positively.  Wonderful things can happen, if you only believe.”  I relaxed and sighed a contented sigh because I knew that was true.  I hugged them both and ran up the stairs to begin packing my bags.

 

Hold Fast to Faith

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I often emphasize and reiterate positivity, and then I hit a bout of depression and cynicism and feel like a complete hypocrite.  I’m ready for change.  Are you ready?

I see more and more that the key to my happiness is faith.  Faith in a higher power.  Faith that the Universal Laws do work.  Faith that I am in control of my own destiny.

There are forces in motion, and this is a time of energetic shifts this month.  This December is an important doorway into the new year.  It’s important that we are aware of our thoughts and lovingly, but firmly, direct them toward the state we want, to the life we want to live.  So, spend some time getting to know yourself this month.  Allow yourself some time to fully embrace the meditative state.

Yesterday I found myself sinking into an awful funk.  I had some extra time between events and meditated for 30 minutes in the car right outside a fast food joint, sinking inward to the sounds of the syncopated, steady rain falling against my car.  It was the best part of my day.  (And it was actually a pretty awesome day!)

So, I reaffirm.  I am ready.  I AM READY!  Are you also ready for change?  Let’s go do this. 🙂

I love you all very much and wish you well! ❤

P.S.  I’m seeing 1’s and 2’s and 1’s and 3’s and 1’s and 7’s left and right!  More on this next time. . .

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Elevate Your Thoughts!

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I have been told that I am powerful.  I know it to be true.  There is a power within all of us — and we are the creators of our lives!  Sometimes it’s easier to see the power of our negativity than our positive influence.  I’ve had some dark thoughts circulating recently, and I can actually feel the heaviness of them.  I feel them weighing me down.  Sometimes I can feel them darkening a space.  I resolved today to create the perpetual intention of love.  No matter what I’m doing, taking activity, speaking, teaching — whatever! — everything will have love behind it.  One of our activities during the workshop this past weekend was setting a goal of something to give that day, that week, that month, that year, etc.  For each spot, I put: LIGHT!  I’ve been projecting light.  Today I did it a few times throughout the day, to my students, to the world, and to those I knew I’d be interacting with.  It really does work.  It was a beautiful, connected day.

I have some pretty deeply entrenched “negative” thought patterns that I don’t want anymore.  I’m beginning to see the possibilities with optimism, excitement, and expectation. Wonderful things really do come to those who believe!  So, I’m going to catch those worries, those doubts, those FEARS and replace them with trust, faith, and love.

What are you giving this week? ❤

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Thankful Thursday: From the Universe — Special Delivery!

Today I am thankful for the gifts of the universe.  I am thankful for desires that have come to fruition and for a universe that holds to a positive image, despite negativity and doubt.

In the last week or so I have seen instances when the universe continued on in a rosy hue, despite my doubts and dismissals.  Often in instances when I have assumed the worst — the worst has come to pass.  But not this week.  This week I have been shown that there is a greater good, a higher power, that has much more influence than any of my lower thoughts.  What I hoped for but thought would never be impossible — I am finding is possible.  Things I’ve waited for — seemingly in vain — are sprouting and budding.

So, basically, I am extremely grateful to be proven wrong!  I am grateful to know that light is stronger than my weakness and darkness.  I am grateful to see my positive images manifest and to receive answers to prayers.  The universe has told me to have faith. . .  I am learning to respond.

I am getting a lot of 3’s and 1’s today (besides some 9’s and 1’s — endings and new beginnings!).  This morning I had a conversation with my life purpose coach, and when I hung up, I looked at my phone, and I had been talking for 31:31, and the time was 7:31!  Here was my message from this morning (from Joanne Sacred Scribes):

Angel Number 31 is a message from your angels and the Ascended Masters that your future looks bright and prosperous, so continue living your life with passion and enthusiasm.  Use your natural talents and abilities to their utmost to manifest pleasure, joy and happiness into your life and into that of others.  What you put out to the Universe comes back to you.  Serve your Divine life purpose with confidence and self-belief, safe in the knowledge that you are on the right track.

Angel Number 31 is an indication from your angels that they are helping you to gain a positive and optimistic outlook and are helping to empower you so that you can walk your chosen path with confidence and grace.  Be prepared to expand and develop your personal spirituality in new and exciting ways.

And tonight — just after this blog, appropriately — I got 11:33:

Angel Number 1133 is a powerful message to give your fears, doubts and worries to the angels and the Ascended Masters so that they can be transmuted and healed on your behalf.  You have much spiritual work to do within yourself so that you are fully prepared in every way to fulfill your soul mission and Divine destiny.  Trust that the angels support you completely and surround you with love and protection at all times.  The angels and Universal Energies are working things out for your highest good and helping with your preparations and long-term work.

Angel Number 1133 gives you the courage to fully express yourself and live your life with enthusiasm and optimism, safe in the knowledge that you are well blessed, loved and supported in all that you do.  Live your life with joy, passion and purpose as this will manifest your true desires. Be prepared to expand and increase your spiritual development and awareness and use your knowledge and wisdom for the upliftment of others.

Angel Number 1133 is also a message from your angels  that they are sending you positive energies and signs, so be sure to pay particular attention to your thoughts, ideas and insights as they are giving you information about the next steps to take along your spiritual path.  Any positive changes or projects you are considering right now will be well worth your while, and the angels  will assist you in their undertaking.

Another beautiful blessing. 🙂

Dreamy Wednesday: Imagination, Good Naturedness, and Faith

Back to visit with ex-boyfriend.  Go to computer room.  Computer has been moved to different spot.  I question if he even lives in this complex/apartment/condo anymore.  I do find his room and knock.  There are multiple doors because nearby door is overlapping.  He calls out and says is in the bathroom.  Dog? at apartment complex when I come in to see ex.

Someone invites me to event.  I don’t think I can because of SOM Dreamcatchers.   But I think it’s ______  Sandy ._______.

Some dress-up thing.  We are all in costumes.  We are walking to somewhere.  I am dressed as Mother Teresa.  I question whether I have the headpiece on right (to look authentic).  I hear murmuring, at least one person (woman) recognizes who I’m supposed to be and says she loves Mother Teresa.

SOM is __________.  SOM Michael is there.  He looks different.  I tell him so.  I tell him that he looks more confident.  (Some event or something or new class has maybe happened.  I see Jesse (tall).  He has a BU shirt on.  It is from graduation.  90-something is on it.  Years and years ago.

Something about how classes were done and the quality of education.  Assessments?  I don’t believe my college experience was of quality. 

At large gathering.  Concert?  We are singing (whole crowd) along with video lyrics or screen.  A famous? guest woman is singing, too, but we are not matching with her; we are matching the recording.  (She is off from it.)  Whoever is running the show stops the whole thing because we are off.  They play another song, but none of us join in.  We don’t know the song.  Then they play another song.  I say I love it!  And join in.

I share something from my cousin Tyler.  His work.  Artistic.  Maybe __________?, too.  I appreciate the color.  It’s as if I am proud as if I was his teacher.  Person going around to have us present notices I’m off, asks if I’m ok.  I say I’m getting choked up (nostalgic?)  He says “Good” and smiles.

Symbols:

  • ex-boyfriend
  • computer room
  • non-existent computer
  • apartment
  • doors
  • bathroom
  • Mother Teresa costume
  • SOM Michael
  • Jesse
  • BU shirt with 90-something
  • concert venue
  • songs
  • guest singer
  • Tyler
  • Unknown male
  • work
  • work tables

Analysis

My ex-boyfriend was fairly non-expressive.  I remember wanting to hear more from him.  A computer room is a place for the computer, which is symbolically our brain.   My brain was not where I thought it would be. . . .  Something about a smaller space but kind of Universal Mindish with all the surrounding people living there.  A bathroom is for cleansing.

Mother Teresa is one of the people I want to emulate for my ideal self.  A costume suggests I am trying a new way of expressing myself related to her.

My word of the day was “Faith”, and I believe SOM Michael represents that, with the choices he has made in his life.  Jesse represents good-naturedness and innocence to me.  He is expressing learning, and the number may be symbolic, or else he is expressing learning from the past.

Many, many, many aspects of self are gathered together to harmonize with each other.  They are not in sync with this new imagined aspect.  There is a perfectionistic aspect there, wanting to start the show over.

My cousin represents even-keelness and good-naturedness.  This part of me was younger than real life in the dream — developing? And I am working with it, since I am the teacher.  Superconsciousness in the form of the boss, and it is pleased with the creation happening with this aspect of self, and my emotional response to it.

Summary:

We are going from a focus on the brain and lacking expression — which is unsuccessful — to trying myself out in the role of my ideal self (loving), to focusing on faith and drawing upon past learnings with the good-natured and innocent part of me.  Some harmonization is attempted and is successful with many aspects of self, but not regarding imagination; in fact — I am almost ready to scrap the whole thing, losing interest, but then I get reanimated again.  Finally, I have had some success in creativity and teaching myself, related to the development of even-keelness and good-naturedness.  My superconscious is overseeing this.

This sounds about like my day.  I am developing my imagination and creativity, and struggle through the ups and downs of seeming failures and successes. Looking forward to my dreams tonight!

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