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Many times we go through life rushing from one place to another, from one event to the next…barely able to catch our breath. All along the way, we encounter people ― some who energize us and others who drain us (if we let them). We give up our energy negatively by rehashing the negative experiences, conversations and interactions of the “haters”, blood suckers and negative people in our lives. Sometimes we have to deal with these people: an irate boss, disagreeable family member; and there are others we can minimize our interactions with them, or decide to eliminate them from our lives (if we so choose). When we go through something (usually drama) with these folks, we often want to tell somebody ― I know I do. Yet, each time we talk about a negative interaction, conversation or encounter needlessly, we give it power to grow. So we have to be stop feeding that negative energy and not engage in these non productive conversations and be a reminder to one another as well. One of my favorite sayings is: “People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.” The key is to know who is in our lives, what their purpose is and what the lessons are that they bring. It is time for all of us to claim our power and peace first!
We are humans having a spiritual experience. Regardless of one’s religious beliefs and affiliations – at the core of our existence is our belief system. Find the path that is in harmony with your belief system and the path that centers you.
Start your day Right! The morning energy is very powerful. Wake up a few minutes earlier to incorporate some morning communing with the Creator and your inner spirit. Begin your day by taking a few minutes of solitude and give thanks for another day. Still your mind through meditation, deep breathing, quiet time and focus your day. “Energy goes where thoughts flow.” Some of the most profound lessons I learned from the book and movie “The Secret” are: “I am the most powerful magnet in the universe. As I think a thought, I am also attracting like thoughts to me.” “Thoughts become things; through conscious receptivity we can birth our ideas.” Therefore, we have the power to set our intention for the day and we can plan our day with positive thoughts. “…through conscious receptivity we can birth our ideas…”
As we think about our individual lives – reflect on your morning routines. How do you begin your day? Are you relaxed and unhurried, waking up to prayer, meditation, exercise, yoga, and a healthy bowl of oatmeal and fruit, or running out the door late, grabbing a quick cup of coffee and pastry or bagel at the local deli? I have sure been there many, many times with the rushing…hurried…schedule. It is time for change! We have to keep in mind our bodies are a temple – we have to give the temple the best in spiritual, physical and holistic care. Take a look at your life and ask yourself these questions: What daily routines, rituals or spiritual practices do you follow? Do you need to regroup and incorporate more grounding, balancing activities into your daily practice beginning with your morning routine? Do you need to get on a new path? The choice is yours. Leap and the net will appear!
What practices and rituals center and ground you?