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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. 🙂

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Tribute Tuesday: On Divine Friendship

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Image courtesy of imagerymajestic/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

One of my classmates asked the students at break/announcements if we had anything to share about divine friendship, as relating to our experiences through the School of Metaphysics.  I was focused on the rest of the lesson plan for the evening and did not contribute at the time.

However, I have definitely experienced divine friendship, along with every other student.  I cherish my classmates, my teacher, the director, and all of the students/teachers of the School of Metaphysics.   We ALL love each other.  Just because we are. And that is the key to the community.  We recognize every individual as a soul, as a spirit, and we honor every existence.  And we honor truth, allowing us to be every bit of who we are: the beautiful stuff about us, the stuff we don’t want to face and/or don’t know how to change, and the ideal Self that we will someday be.  And the best part is our friends will accept this, accept us, every bit of us.  That doesn’t mean we are accepted as just what we are.  It means also seeing what we intend to become and not letting us stagnate.  And neither does that mean everything is all roses and butterflies; on the contrary, some of the most uncomfortable exchanges have brought about the most growth!

As an example, today the director asked me how I was doing, and I said “Ok.”  Of course, she probed further, and I expressed my displeasure with my job.  She talked with me about the importance of having a goal and purpose for every day at work, and she told me she didn’t leave one of her jobs until she loved it.  I didn’t want to hear any of this.  My ego was negatively motivating me on this one.  I wanted to be miserable.  I was afraid of being stuck and stagnant.  But I saw the wisdom in her advice.  I knew the damage negative thinking could do — I am an expert negative thinker and visualizer! — and the angels like to warn me about it, and I knew the power of gratitude. (My sister read that when you give thanks the angels dance about you!).  Later that evening my teacher stopped by, and I shared my earlier conversation.  She liked what the director had to say and added the importance of staying focused on the image of my ideal position.  She said she’d like to check in about it once a week and assured me that what I wanted would happen.

I am grateful for all of my friends this life time.  They have loved me, encouraged me, and supported me.  Some have helped me learn my value.  Others have helped me take a deeper look at myself and what I need to change.  I believe everything happens for a reason, and I thank God for the wonderful people I’ve attracted into this lifetime.

Fun Friday: Story Time — Once Upon a Tough Day

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Image courtesy of audfriday13 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Once there was a woman who started the day with good intentions.  Unmotivated as she was to get out of bed and face the world, she completed her exercises, including meditation, and then felt ready to face the world. Her focus word of the day was “courage”.  She gave thanks for good traffic and a successful start to her day.  In the car she munched on cashews and mused over her odd dreams, which didn’t seem to tie into her previous focus word (“love”).   When she arrived at work, she realized she didn’t have her lunch.  She looked all over her messy car (from living on the go), but didn’t see it.   She gave thanks for the cashews and the two dollars she had in her purse.

When she got in to work she focused on her word (courage).  She’d had some frustrations with work the day before and was determined to be as productive as possible today to give everything her best effort.  She whispered “Courage!” over and over as she dug into her work.

But she became tired and frustrated, and she began to lose courage, trading it in for despair.  She had some moments of courage for the day: some phonecalls that she hadn’t wanted to make and was glad she had.  (She hoped she’d dream about those experiences.)  But the overarching feeling was despair, and though she was proud of her work that day, she was too frustrated to take much pleasure in it.

She carried this despair with her to her house and threw it at her fiancee, who did his best to dodge it, staying out of its path.  The woman didn’t want to carry it any more herself, and she tried to drown it in snickers frozen custard.

The woman had a party to go to, and though she felt she needed some space, she knew she needed to be around people, too.  At first at the party she felt awkward, not as warm as she normally was, and she was sad about this.  But as time passed, without her even noticing, her despair slipped away, until it was completely gone.  She played and talked with a little girl there, dressed as a princess, with an active imagination and a goofy sense of humor.  She had scrumptious food — rice, guacamole, chiles rellenos, and more..  She practiced her Spanish.  She met lovely new people and heard many interesting things: stories from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Panama; natural health tips and concoctions; what shopping in open markets is like; and different odd foods that people like to eat (like crickets and pig’s feet).   She left the party, hugging and kissing new friends and old and hoping to repeat the evening some day soon.

Pulling into the garage, her day was not over.  Her neighbor was sitting out, relaxing in his mancave garage, having a Zen moment.  He’d had a challenging but very successful day and was grateful for his new job, that things were coming together.  The woman was inspired by this and by some words of encouragement he gave her toward her own life.

Sitting on the couch and looking back over the day, she saw that she had indeed needed “courage” to make it through that day. But what had really saved her in the end was “love.”

Friday Fun: Poem — Duality

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Image courtesy of digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

DUALITY

Darkness, Sadness

Confusion, Misunderstanding

Fear, Judgement

Negativity, Despair

–H U M I L I T Y —

Hope, Positivity

Acceptance, Faith

Compassion, Clarity

Joy, Light!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1818, 918, Great Blue Heron

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“Great Blue Heron” courtesy of Arvind Balaraman / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 

The universe is sending encouragement.  I’m doing my best to pay attention.

My spirit guides play with me a bit, flashing 18:18 on my wacky car clock and then returning to the normal time a minute later.  9:18 comes up repeatedly. I know I’ve seen it many times before. . .  Then, as I drive home today a blue heron flies perpendicular over my car.  Closer this time than usual.  And then turns and follows me, flying parallel for a few minutes, trailing behind me.

1818 from Joanne Sacred Scribes Angel Numbers:

“The message of the 1 and 8 combination is telling you that you are nearing the end of a significant phase of your life. Powerful changes and opportunities abound and you are in a position where you are able to command your desires. If there is some part of your life that is not flowing as you’d like, know that it will soon be healed or replaced with better things. The angels ask that you surrender and release those parts of your life that are not working out, as your thoughts and wishes for a better life/lifestyle are coming your way in the near future.

The numbers 1 and 8 ask you to think only thoughts of positive abundance and prosperity. Your thoughts are manifesting very quickly at the moment and as both 1 and 8 have very powerful vibrations you are asked to ensure that your mindset and thoughts are on the highest level and focused upon your true desires.”

918 is very similar, but this jumped out this time when I read Joanne Sacred Scribes Angel Numbers again:

“The repeating Angel Number 918 is also an encouragement to begin a successful spiritually-based practice and/or career.”

And for insight to the beautiful, majestic heron, I turned again to Avia’s wonderful Whats-Your-Sign.com site.  Her description of the heron blew me away. How lucky I am to have the heron in my life!  This part particularly struck me today:

“The most outstanding feature about the heron, to me, is its environmental presence. The heron is at home in three elements: Water, Earth and Air. This speaks to me of diversity. Those with the heron as a guide or totem can relate to this. These people are either very skilled in a myriad of different elements, or they are branching out in various skills, and the heron is offering confidence in the process.

Comfort in multiple elements is also symbolic of easy transitions. If you find yourself in liminal spaces, that is, if you find yourself ‘in-between’ phases, places or people in your life, the heron can give guidance on how to easily move through those ‘in-between’ moments of your life.

Meaning of the heron deals with being comfortable in spaces that are neither here, nor there. It prefers hunting at twilight, which is a symbolic and magical time of ‘in-between’. The heron will have one foot on land, and one foot in the water – this action has been recognized by ancient cultures as a sign of liminality – of crossing into the a space that is neither here, nor there.

All this talk about being in the space ‘in-between’ illustrates a remarkable lesson. We are not our environment. We are not even our bodies. And the ‘in-between’ represents a space suspended – without time or place. It’s what Eckhart Tolle might refer to as the “NOW” . . .”

Yes, that is me!  I’m a woman in transition, struggling to live in the “now.” I’m excited about the reference to Tolle — one of my favorite spiritual gurus — and I’m also struck by the quote “We are not even our bodies” — that is part of my daily Metaphysics reading for the week!

Thank you, spiritual guides/angels for your continuous support on my life journey.

Pickin’ Myself Up

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“Earth And Sunset” courtesy of Idea go / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

As a sensitive person, my emotions can take me on quite the roller coaster.  You may not see it, but I can certainly feel it!  I felt down as I got up this morning. I was a complete 180 from Saturday morning, when I’d woken up feeling at one with the spiritual plane, happy to have this experience on Earth, and amazed with every aspect of life.  Today I felt lost, misunderstood, direction-less, purpose-less, helpless, and listless.  I wanted to just stop caring.

So, I picked myself up.  I made sure I had protein in my breakfast.  I took my Vitalizer vitamins (hadn’t taken them since Thursday), popped a Vitamin D, some Moodlift Complex, and had some Vivix.

I got some grading done, applied to another job, and did rough lesson plans for the rest of the school year.  And after I finish this post, I plan to get in some exercise.  (Yay, endorphins!) I haven’t done Zumba in quite some time, and I could really use a good full-body aerobic workout.  Finally, I hope to get some more leafy greens in during lunch today. (Yesterday I overdosed on yummy cheese and crackers, and I’m sure that didn’t help things.)

One day at a time.  One moment at a time.  As long as I’m still here on Earth I know there are still things I’m meant to do, experiences to be felt, and lessons for me learn.

Prayin’ on a Life

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“Beautiful Young Carefree Women Relaxing” courtesy of photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“I’m alive, and I’m healthy; I’m alive, and I’m healthy; I’m alive and I’m healthy; I’m alive . . .”

That was my mantra a few hours ago.  I feel I’m being tested, and I’m afraid I’m failing.  What I need is a little faith and hope, and sometimes I have it, but most times I’m just scared.  These past years I’ve changed, little-by-little, and this past year I’ve really left my comfort zone.  I recently told someone about my changing situation, and she responded: “What an adventure!”  I was a bit stunned, but then I thought about it.

Yes, indeed!  Adventure!  Aren’t I an adventurous person?  Don’t I crave new experiences?  So, shouldn’t I be excited?  I could be excited.  I know the choice is mine.  I can wallow in self-pity and fear, imaging the world is going to come crashing down on me.  Or I can have faith that the universe has something wonderful in store for me.  Maybe not this year, but then again, maybe this year!  Why not?

If I begin to fear and despair I will remember this:  I’m alive.  I’m healthy.  I have food to eat.  I have water to drink.  Clothes on my back.  A shelter over my head.  Healthy friends and family.  People who love me.  In this moment, all is well.  And in this moment.  And in this moment.  And this moment. . . .

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