I looked at myself in the mirror
Gazed directly into my own eyes
In my deeper wondering gaze
I noticed a kind heart looking back at me
I declared myself as
Any my heart swelled
With peace and with courage
I proclaimed myself
As honorable and kind
Brave and humble
With all my imperfections
And my soul sparkled
I brought all of my being
Into the world
Beaming with the peace and courage and love
I discovered on that fine day
When I looked in the mirror
For the 'real' me
And I was happy
In a big green field
Not too far off a land
These two goldenrod flowers
Stood hand in hand
Weathering the storms
Soaking the rain
Walking in pain
To this place of quiet
With a wide open sky
Becoming lost in delight
Of birds flying high
From whom they ought be
Breathing the birds' wings whisper
"I'm free....I'm free"
Let G.O.D. (Grace Of Divinity)
I don't know about you...but I definitely have to practice positive thoughts. It's as though my default can sometimes go to fear and doubt about myself putting me in a state of being that is so contracting for my creative expression and being. Noticing this about myself and falling into 'the black hole' repeatedly - I decided to amp up my well being practices and so I am sharing with you what has helped me because for me, this WORKS when I find myself in state of conflict or confusion.
Each morning, I wake up early before everyone else in my home.
I find a quiet spot and journal, creating a list of all things good and beginning my day with a very positive energy. Here's the list:
1st - 10 Blessings.
2nd - 3 Things I LOVE about myself.
3rd - 2 Ways I make the world a better place (could be as simple as picking up garbage or recycling).
4th - A Miracle I've experienced at some point in my life.
5th - Dreamy & Delicious Things I want to do. (written with no pressure to achieve, just dreamy & delicious desires).
If I have extra time...
6th - I create a few affirmations/mantras or positive statements to carry with me during the day in keeping this good vibe going.
I've been doing this for over a month now and before I start writing - I draw a face of how I'm feeling. I do this to gauge my mood.
I hope you too can adapt something that makes you feel good or, better! Oh and one last thing - You can always find a TED Talk that is inspiring and insightful...another tool to help you feel good about yourself and your life.
With Lots of Love- Mary :)
I am still and strong
I am sorrowful and joyous
I am angry and peaceful
I am suffering and thriving
I am with and without
I am all of that
And more, in Love
For I am
Of who I am
In my heart and soul
Accepting ALL of myself
And open hearted
For I am
Thought I was OVER feeling sadness, until two days ago.
Two days ago I woke up with self doubt pinching my heart.
She squeezed me the minute I opened my eyes.
She told me, "You're simply not good enough." Then she left me standing all alone, in fear.
I employed my usual tools to get me back to balance.
But they didn't work.
I journaled about my feelings to try and discover from where Ms. self doubt came,
and found myself pouring out my tears and blamed everyone around me for my sorrow.
"If my husband..."
"If my children..."
I couldn't stand myself for most of the day- so I went to bed right after dinner.
I wrapped myself in the softest white fleece blanket
and prayed for peace.
The next morning, I woke up wondering...
"Is she still there?"
Fortunately, she was just a memory.
I instantly declared "Today is Compassion & Gratitude Day."
And in that moment
I filled myself up with love, acceptance and understanding of my fall.
I used my mantra, "Today is a brand new day", repeatedly.
With each self-compassionate moment- I gained back my inner strength & love.
I did some more journaling and discovered
I was in a state of Fear & Comparison...over nonsense.
I 100% forgave myself and pat myself on the back with a smile.
"You're only human Mary, with lots of feelings," I thought.
"You are here to learn & grow & love... and you did!" I realized.
I AM :)
ALL ROADS LEAD TO LEARNING
YOU- are the most important student.
LIFE- is your greatest classroom.
EXPERIENCE-is your sincere teacher.
HEART-is your best compass.
SOUL-is your deepest desire.
KNOWLEDGE- is your foremost power.
BELIEF- is your supreme strength.
HONESTY- is your motivation.
FAITH- is your unwavering friend.
LOVE- is your solid foundation.
PEACE- is your creative genius.
TIME- is on your side.
COURAGE- is your steadfast ally.
AWARENESS- begins your first step.
YOUR TRUTH- is your greatest gift.
WELL BEing for EveryONE- is the ultimate outcome