Monthly Archives: September 2010

Wishcast Wednesday – What do you wish to step into?

The great thing about Jamie Ridler’s Wishcast prompts is they automatically influence a positive response.  This helps us so much when we are on a path that is sometimes littered with our past doubts, limitations, etc.

We can think ahead and move forward because we can picture a different way of living when we have something to focus on.  Really a brilliant concept!  Thank you Jamie!!
 
This week’s prompt is What do you wish to step into? 
 
The question itself automatically gives me an image of forward movement.  Where should I place my “foot” next to move forward living my best life?  What do I wish to envelope myself in?  These are also the questions that come to mind when I read Jamie’s prompt.
 
I wish to step into… My own gloriousness!!!
 
I spend too much time doubting my own fabulousness, thinking that others will only see the overweight person in front of them and not the message that I could deliver.  I keep thinking–why would anyone listen to me when one look at me shows that I’m not living what I talk about?  If I can trust my own fabulousness so will others…
 
– Really living what I know to be true!
 
As written above.  I KNOW things but I don’t always follow them for myself…time to step into what I know to be true!
 
– Really, REALLY trusting that the Universe is supporting me, ALWAYS!
 
I am a control freak (yes, it’s true) and I have to keep reminding myself that I do  not need to be in charge of this life show.  I need to keep moving forward in the direction I KNOW to be true and right for me and then let go of the doubts and fears.  Trust that I am fully supported because I BELIEVE in Spirit, God, the Universal energy that is everywhere!
 
The journey you get is only as good as the one you settle for.  – Bob Koehler 

How would your life be different if you learned how to love and respect your body as though it were a precious creation, as valuable as a beloved friend or child?  How would you treat yourself differently?  – Christiane Northrup, M.D.

 
The price we pay for authenticity may seem high, but who among us can truly afford to continue living as a spendthrift of the self?  – Sarah Ban Breathnach 

 
As always, thank you for listening/reading.  I truly, truly appreciate all of the support and feedback I get here.

C.

Weekly Intention – Making time for me

Thanks for Andrea for helping me set weekly intentions. 

This week’s intention is to make time for me and the things that are really important to me.
 
Over the last couple of week’s my full time job has really ramped up after a long period of very little activity–this is a really good thing for me as I was feeling very unsure as to where I belonged or what I should be doing.  So, to finally feel like I am being useful is a great thing.  The problem is that I stopped making time for me.  As you can see, I haven’t written in my blog for a week and half!  I haven’t had time (or made time) for my Sacred Sundays (working or other obligations).  And I haven’t even done the Wednesday Wishcast!  I’m not happy to see that. 
 
This blog is very important to me.  I’ve actually stopped doing other stuff like Facebook, etc. in order to dedicate myself to this blog, but, again, the last couple of weeks I haven’t been very dedicated.
 
So…again, my intention this week and in weeks, months, years to come is to make the time to do the things that are important for my well-being.

Wishcast Wednesday – How do you wish to come out of your shell?

It’s like Jamie Ridler is helping me lead the life I want to lead!!!  This week’s Wishcast Wednesday wish is perfect! 

How do you wish to come out of your shell?
 
The reason that this is perfect for me (as I’m sure it is for so many others) is that I actually feel like I’m taking a slow peak out from the cocoon that I’ve been enveloped in.  I’m slowing beginning to think of other people other than myself–but, knowing I need to take care of myself first.  I am dreaming of possibilities for my “best life” that I believe are totally possible!  Some, for the first time in years and years!!
 
  • Teaching courses (crocheting, vision board, etc.) at a local facility.
  • Knowing my full time job will work out somehow (it’s been a period of flux for the last several months as we’re in a huge transition and I kind of fell through the cracks and did not really have anything to do!) and that my experience and skills will show through to the new management and I will feel useful again!
  • Realizing that a change is possible, even at the age of 45.  My mother was 47+ when she lost a huge amount of weight and changed her life–why can’t I?  (I don’t know why I had forgotten that?)
  • That even a loving relationship/partnership is possible for someone who has had a wall up for…yes…15 years!  And that I can let down my guard and show that I am really a softy at heart.  (I cry at sappy commercials for goodness sake!)
So, Jamie’s Wishcast Wish is, as always, helping me to open up to the possibilities in my life.  Or at least put it in writing, which makes it more substantial and out to the Universe!
 
I wish to come out of my shell tenderly, eagerly, safely, with confidence, knowing that my life is supported by the Universe, by Spirit, and I am enveloped in love!
 
Compared to the age of the Universe, you are new to Nature.  No one can really predict to what heights you might soar.  Even you will not know until you spread your wings. 
– Gil Atkinson
 
When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be
taught how to fly.
– Barbara J. Winter

Intention – Finish/Complete

Another week, another boring intention for me, but it’s really where I feel In need to focus myself…to finish/complete outstanding projects that I have on the go.

The wonderful and vivacious Andrea at ABC Creativity always has these great intentions, like this week is Sparkle!  How can you not love that! 

One day, soon, I will have some beautiful and creative intention, but for now, in the cocoon stage that I’m in, I feel I need to “clean house” and continue to make room for more wonderful living and prosperity.  And it is coming!  Small, but new opportunities are coming to me every day!

Beginnings

I haven’t had much time to write here this week but I wanted to share something I read that had me thinking of beginnings or newness or firsts.  I’ll share below what was written in the book “Girls Night Out” a book of short stories from many female writers.  The excerpt is from the last story “The End” which was really a sad story, but it had the following which, as I said, got me to thinking…

You can’t beat the first relaxing slide into a warm bath filled with bubbles…your first steps outside in a new pair of shoes…your first night out in a new outfit that makes you feel half the size, shiny and new…the first half hour of a movie when you’re trying to figure out what’s going on…the first few minutes of work after lunch or coffee break when you feel energized…the first few minutes of conversation after bumping into someone you have seen for years …the first kiss on a first date…
At the beginning, things are special, new exciting, innocent, untouched and unspoiled by experience or boredom…
Just thinking of what she wrote above, the new and fresh feelings that come when you experience new things made me feel good.  It started me thinking of other “new” or “firsts” that I have loved (and still do)…
– A freshly made bed – the fresh smell of the laundered sheets, the smooth cool feeling as you slide your legs between the sheets, the fresh sheet tuck that hasn’t been pulled out by your legs kicking at night.
– Jumping into the lake or pool – the cool, but exhilarating feeling, heart pounding, shrieking, but loving it and then the comfort that comes as your body adjusts to the temperature.
– As the author wrote above, the first kiss with a new love – the new smell of them, taste of them, feel of their lips on yours that, if it’s good, is VERY good…
– Freshly shampooed hair with no “product” in it
– The first bit of a good pizza – the whole pizza tastes really good, but the first bite is the best.  I actually find that with most food – it’s the first bite I love the best.
– That first drink of cold water after working very hard and you’re thirsty.  Ahhh!  Even if I get “brain freeze”, that first drink of water is soooo good!
– Getting a bit naughty here, but the very beginning of intercourse, when he first enters you.  That causes an automatic intake of breath because it feels like nothing you’ve ever felt before, but also every good feeling you’ve ever had and you never want it to stop.
– Putting on a fresh pair of socks–in the fall–when you haven’t worn socks for a while.  It’s so warm and cozy on your feet.
– The smell of freshly mown grass
– The fresh smell after a big rainfall
– The first snow that hasn’t been touched by person, animal, or vehicle.  So crisp and white…
– A new book, the first time you open it to read it, being careful not to break the spine.  The smell of the paper and type.
– Putting on freshly washed pajamas.  So soft and comforting.
– The new greenery of perennials pushing up from the ground in the spring, with you knowing this is just the beginning of the colors that are going to be alive in your garden this year
– A robin in the spring – knowing that even though there may be a bit more snow, spring is here!
– The geese flying south in the fall – knowing that the environment around you is getting ready for a winter’s nap that will refresh itself
– The crisp fresh air first thing in the morning in the fall
– Waking up on the weekend after sleeping in, the sun shining, knowing the day is yours to seize as you wish
– The first time you realize something new about yourself that is wonderful – an epiphany, or “aha” moment.
– The beginning of a new project, when you’re so excited to see how it’s going to turn out.
 
There are tons more I’m sure.  And thinking of these, make me feel happy! 
It also gets me to thinking though, of the gratitude that is also important to feel for the things that are not new or exciting or fresh…
– The truck we’ve been driving for 7 years now, but still starts first thing, gets great gas mileage, and still looks good too
– The house we bought 9 years ago that still isn’t the house of our dreams, is still a work in progress, but is our home base, our place to plug in and recharge. 
– Those shoes that have been broken in so well that your feet feel as if they could walk forever in them.
– The family that we may not have chosen if we had a choice, but are always there when we need them, love us, maybe not always accept us, but still keep coming back…because we’re family…
– The job we’ve had for 10 years that keeps changing over and over again, but you know inside and out and no matter what else is going on, you can go there and get the job done.
– The garden that has too many weeds in it, but also grows beautiful perennials
– The friends who know us as well as we know ourselves and provide a great sounding board when we’re not feeling too sure of ourself
Thanks for reading…
C.

Intention – Cleanse

Such a busy, busy time for me right now–so unable to get to my intention until Wednesday!

…with that said, my intention this week is “Cleanse”. Because I’m soooo busy, I feel my life is getting a bit cluttered with “stuff”–my desk at work, my desk at home, my laundry is piling up, my mind is full of ideas, etc., etc.
So…my intention this week is to take the time to clean out the chatter and ideas in my head as well as clean my house, my desks, etc.
I always feel better when my house is clean and tidy, I feel that life is full of endless possibilities when I don’t have to worry about the dust to be cleaned or the piles of clothes needing laundering.  When my desk is clean at home, I feel I have room to create whatever I want!  And this is such a freeing feeling. 
So…time to clean up knowing that as I “clean” that I am making room for better and prosperity in my life!
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. – John F. Kennedy
Thanks!

Wishcast Wednesday – What do you wish to begin?

This week’s great Wishcast Wednesday prompt from Jamie Ridler is…What to you wish to begin?

I love this question!  As I do so many of Jamie’s prompts.  This one is timely as I, like a lot of people, feel that September is sort of like having New Year’s all over again.  School is starting up again, people are back from holidays refreshed and energized, work starts speeding up again after the summer slowdown, etc.
My wish for this week is…I wish to begin making money doing what I love.  Yesterday, I came up with an idea of how I can make some money part-time by teaching people a few of the things I’m pretty good at: crocheting, vision boards, making moccasins and mukluks (and baby one’s too).  There are opportunities through a local industry that I may be able to take a leap and teach with–in the evenings or weekends.  I’m kinda scared even thinking about it as I have this little voice in my head that says “why do you think that you have something to offer that people would want to buy?”  I know that this is my ego speaking, not wanting me to change the status quo and I need to stand tall, do the research, have a great plan/proposal, and just take that step…
 
Whatever you do or dream you can do–begin it.
Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. 
– Goethe

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you’ve imagined.
– Henry David Thoreau

Leap and the net will appear
– Zen saying