Savoring the Moment

Sometimes it’s easy to take your own accomplishments for granted. So any time you’ve created something from the heart, whether it be a poem, an article, a painting and so on, pause for a moment. Take that moment to reflect back on the amount of thought, effort, time and heart that went into the creation of what you’ve done. By doing this, you’ll be able to savor within that moment, that feeling of accomplishment that you’ve earned as a result of your efforts. Your moments of accomplishments are moments of replenishment, so capitalize on those moments because much positive energy within is to be gained from savoring those moments. ~ Friends for Soul

This post I read today really spoke to me on so many levels. As I’ve contemplated what to share in this space, the words shared by Friends for Soul seemed to cry out with a sacredness that begged to be passed on to all of you. There is much wisdom, truth and grace in this short message, but let us move through it at a slower pace, allowing each gift to really sink into our being.

First of all, too often we don’t ‘see’ who we are, the abilities we have been given, the ways in which we are blessed to touch the world. Because whatever our specific skills may be, we consider them to be given to all, failing to see the beauty of our authentic being. Even if there is another who can ‘do what you do’–it’s not with your spirit, your energy, your passion and your unique way of doing it. There is not another who is like you and has come into this lifetime to live your purpose. When we fully embrace this, we begin to honor who we are and hold our gifts as sacred.

I then love the practice of stepping back to see and savor your creation. This is actually welcoming the energy of your heart to be infused into your being, your creation, your offering to the world. And here’s what’s true friends, we are all here to offer something to the world–no matter how ‘simple’ or ‘quiet’ it may seem, or how ‘great’ or ‘grandiose’ it appears. Each one of us is here with the grace of the Universe available to us as we live out our truth and allow ourselves to be used on behalf of the Divine. How else do we do this except to connect to the passion of our hearts, the sacredness of our souls and the brilliance of our beings?

And finally–at least ‘finally’ in this moment–is the message that our ability to honor, embrace and SEE fully the creations of our hearts and souls becomes the source of ‘replenishment’ to our inner core. As we more and more connect to this space, we more and more allow ourselves to create from the energy of loving presence, to be channels of love, vessels of light shared around the globe.

There is such reverence in this practice. And it breeds a sense of purpose, of Divine service and awareness we are sanctuaries of the Universe here to positively uplift and impact our world. As each of us allows ourselves to be as such, we become those points of light, creating a web of loving consciousness that spans the globe.

Thank you Friends for Soul…for your inspiration and heart connection today. xo

 

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Together We Are One

As I tuned in to my heart just now, the message that come was to ‘love me.’  Having kept up a rather rigorous schedule this last week, I understand fully this is a reminder to stay grounded, take care of my needs and feed my body and soul.  Thank you Universe, I hear, receive and choose to follow this guidance.

Yet, as I continued to listen, it became clear what the message is for us all.  As the lovely Shelly Wilson has said: “I am you, you are me, we are One.”  This is the inherent truth present in today’s whispering, and the Divine Universal absolute truth I wish to share with you.  ‘Together we are one.’ 

Yesterday was my day to go into the cat adoption room at Petsmart and love these precious beings.  Each of them has been rescued in some way and are ready and waiting for a forever home.  To spend time with them, loving them, caring for them and honoring their desire to be affectionately connected is something that warms my heart each week.  At times, I would rather just take care of things at home, but deep in my spirit is the call to love them, to honor them and to serve our Earth and her beings in this way.  And here’s what I know to be true–both for me, and for all of us: although I cannot give a home to each one (even though my heart would like to), what I can do is spend time loving each of them, and through this action the energy of loving, nurturing and honoring the sacred presence they carry, I am honoring, loving and nurturing all cats, animals, indeed all of Life.  And I can do the same at home with my own cats.  Being of service and a vessel of love and healing doesn’t always require us to go out into the world.  For some, we are called to serve from our own homes, through the energy we send out into the Universe on behalf of all of Life.

As we give the love we are able, allowing ourselves to open to what IS present and available in our lives, we uplift and channel that energy into the whole of Life.  There’s not one being on this planet who alone can change the world, who can touch every creature, every person, every living thing and impact change–alone.  But each one of us CAN honor the environment, people, animals and Life that IS present in our own space, our own homes, communities, etc.  THIS is how change occurs.  We must think globally and act locally.  As I love just one cat either in the catroom or in my home, that loving energy can be intended for all cats, to all animals, to our Earth.

And so today’s heart whisper…’love me’ is first about nurturing and loving myself.  But the picture is so much bigger, for you see ‘I am you, and you are me.’  So by loving and honoring the truth of who I am, what I need and how my life unfolds, I am honoring the same in you.  For the light I see in you is in me, and the love I give myself I give to you.  ‘Together we are one.’ 

As you go about your day today, honoring yourself and others in whatever way you do, take a moment to set your intention to send that loving grace out into the world.  When you hug your child, may it raise the vibration of love felt by all children.  As you feed yourself a healthy or even just satisfying meal, may all of life feel nurtured and satisfied in their bodies, hearts, souls.  And here’s what’s true friends: as you allow yourself to do this practice, pay attention.  For through it you can connect more deeply to the passions that live in your own soul.  We all have the potential to serve, to give, to love.  Where do you find yourself most yearning to do so?  As you begin to recognize just where it is, you can also allow yourself to become more active in supporting that cause, that belief, that truth. 

How do you know what that is and gain clarity in aligning your energy to your passion?  You know, dear ones….you already know.  Just take a moment, wherever you are.  Take a few throughout your day….tune in, check in with yourself and listen…..for we find our answers through listening…..to the whispers of our hearts…..