Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wishcast Wednesday – What do you wish to shed?

I love this Wishcast prompt from Jamie Ridler, mostly because it’s an easy one for me to answer  ;o)

What do you wish to shed?

I wish to shed…

– the literal and figurative excess weight I carry
– the current clutter in my home
– negative thinking that leads to no place I wish to go
– being inactive
– my extreme tiredness and lack of energy
– any perceived feelings/beliefs of limitations or lack
– worry or concern
– guilt or shame over my life and the way I live it and/or have lived it
– fear of moving forward–or whatever fear of the moment is holding me back!

I wish to break free from all of those feelings that I feel are chains that drag behind me.

Guilt is the most common obstacle that prevents people from making choices that will improve the quality of their lives. – Cheryl Richardson
Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance.  – Julia Cameron
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
– Audre Lorde



Weekly Intention – Trust

I have started many blog posts over the past few weeks but when I read them over, have found that they don’t contain the vibe I hope to be creating with this blog.  The last several weeks have found me very tired, lacking energy and motivation, and not as positive as I’d like to be.  I certainly understand that we all go through these types of periods from time to time and I also believe I know why this is affecting me now.  I just wanted to share this as I have not been writing as many posts as I would have hoped over the last several weeks.

So…this leads me to this week’s intention–thanks Andrea!!.  I’m still sticking with the same “theme” of trust, faith, believing…as I’m going through a situation at work with a duty to accommodate for me.  I have had environmental/chemical sensitivities since I was a teenager but over the last 20 years has progressively gotten worse.  I now have an issue at work that I need to have accommodated but the process has been more onerous that I thought it would be. This situation has also caused me more stress than I would have liked it to–hence the trust, faith, believing intentions.  I know that my life is heading in the “right” direction for me to live me best life and that any perceived obstacle by me is a part of the process.  The problem is that as a human being, I tend to be more reactionary than my spiritual being is. 
So…I am sending my trust, faith, and belief into the Universe, knowing that it’s response to me is my best life! 

Weekly Intention – Faith

Thanks to Andrea at ABC Creativity for the reminder of setting a weekly intention to help guide me on the path towards my best life.

This week, the old standard of “keeping the faith” is reminding me that I don’t need to be in control of every thing in my life and that letting go is sometimes the very best choice for me to make.  Just trust in God and the Universe that my best life will unfold as I make the “right” decisions to move forward.
It’s very hard for me to let go and to trust as I have had so many people control my life–from childhood into adulthood–that I have huge boundaries where I can control my life.
Of course, I know that the amount of control I feel I need to have over my life is over the top so I continue to work at keeping faith and trusting that life is unfolding as it should.
In a lot of ways, my control has actually limited my life as fear makes too many of my decisions.
There is a lot going on at work lately which has caused me to have a lot of stress and feel out of control.  This has been going on for the last few months and it is really affecting my health.  If I could let go, trust, and have faith, then perhaps I could be living my best life with more of a sense of security than I am.  I could let go of limiting behaviors and beliefs and open my heart and mind to possibilities that I can’t even think of.
I heard something this weekend that struck a cord in me.  It’s simple but really made me think…
Change is growth.  – Jamie Salé
Thanks and have a great week!