Monday, September 17, 2012

Quote of the Week

“I am realistic, I expect miracles.” Wayne Dyer

Often the idea of realism is aligned with pessimism, more so focused on what we think we can’t do instead of what is or could be possible. But this, this is a WONDERFUL take on realism! Since we are the ones who create our own individual realities, then realism is an extension of our beliefs. So what if we could mold our beliefs such that we honestly and truly believe, down to the depths of our souls, that anything and everything is possible? What most, see as miraculous would be our intended and expected reality, every, single, day.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

Figuring it Out Vs. Allowing it to Happen

This is by far one of my biggest struggles. I am one of those control freak type people (hey don’t judge me) that likes to know from step A –Z, how I’m going to accomplish something, whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or buying a new car. If I don’t already know HOW I’m going to get something then I feel like I must “figure it out.” But that’s not really the point of all this life stuff is it?

Aren’t we supposed to be enjoying the journey of life unfolding, while trusting in the universe and allowing the potential of all there is to bring us exactly what we’ve desired? I mean, at least that’s what I’ve been studying since… you know… birth. Though I know the process, this allowing, this letting go of the control is by far one of my greatest points of expansion.

All through life we are basically told we should have all the answers and if we don’t have them we should find them. But what does this cause other than stress and a general lack of appreciation for what we have? In searching for something “better” we often lose focus on what we’ve already accomplished and push aside the importance of being grateful for what we already have.

What if today, we all decided to put just a little more energy into appreciating NOW (‘cause that’s all we really have anyway) and releasing the control over the things we frankly don’t know the answers too? I bet if we just allowed ourselves to feel genuinely good about what we have, we’d be one step closer to manifesting those things we so desire.

In the words of someone I totally adore, “Just a little something to think about.”


Monday, September 10, 2012

Quote of the Week

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” Deepak Chopra

I just think this is SUCH a fantastic insight. When we are working toward expansion the road is never straightforward or easy, otherwise what would be the point right? My experience has always been, the greater the expansion, the more chaotic appearances seem to be. I remember when The Man and I were going through one of our first great shifts as a family. Our entire life from spiritual beliefs, friendships, family dynamics, finances, to employment statuses felt like it was literally flung into chaos! So many times we had no choice but to just hang on tight and hope we’d come out as unscathed as possible on the other side. And you know what, every time the chaos has cleared, we’ve emerged stronger and more aware than ever before. I’ve been learning to embrace the calamities of life, sometimes even with a smile.

Friday, September 7, 2012

When The Universe Speaks…

…do yourself a favor and just listen. Sooooooooooo a couple weeks back (I mean who’s really counting), I was playing the avoidance game. See, I’d spent a lot of time struggling with writers block… which is really just procrastination X 450,000 (no, not an exaggeration). Well anyway, finally after doing some painfully extensive lovely inner work I admitted that I was just afraid of completing the work, because it might all turn out to be crap, and I’d have wasted all my time creating useless drivel when I would have been better off counting chickens. (Yay way to be positive Michelle! /sarcasm)

Anywho, it was one of the best feelings in the world to get past my own, self-induced blocks and get back to one of my greatest loves. I wrote and edited and shared and it was a wonderfully fulfilling experience. But you know us humans, we can’t just be happy with the journey itself, nooooooooooooooooo, we have to add all types of constraints, criteria and deadlines to our end results to make them better and get there faster. So I started stressing about how much time I’d already “wasted” not writing and I should have had the story submitted already and now I needed to push, push, push to get it done. How many times a day, an hour, a second do you think we, as human beings, stress the “I must get it done” aspect of everything we encounter? I don’t want to count it out; I’ve already incriminated myself enough. *moving right along*

So I decided to get it done faster (see there it is again) I’d deny myself other things I loved, in the name of being more productive with my time, so that I could put more time and energy into getting this story done (OMG there it is again *gasp*). Well at first it was OK, because I loved the writing, but then I missed things like reading my favorite books/genres and playing video games (hey don’t be judging me). After a few weeks (maybe it was months, who’s counting) I started receiving a gentle tug from my inner being. “Why don’t you take a little time to break out that Final Fantasy game? You know you want you.” My response was always, “Later.” Well my inner being and the universe didn’t like that answer. No siree Bob!

Well, one lovely day when I had LOADS of time on my hands I got all prepared to work on my story and would you know it, my damn computer wouldn’t work! Aaaaaaaaarg! The thing moved so slowly I felt as if I were moving backwards. I mean there was no way I was going to be able to write with my computer functioning the way it was. So I called one of my friends, absolute best computer tech in the entire universe (well at least that’s my opinion) and asked for help. So, at that point I had all this time and nothing to do… well at least that was my intial thought. Then the inner being spoke up, “So hey, how about those video games. What else have you got to do now?” *sigh*

“Well played universe! Well played.”

I popped in the game and played for over three hours. You think I missed it much? And that was when I had the realization (for the trillionth time), listen to the moment and follow the call to your greatest joy. It always yields the best results. Did you know I didn’t stop writing just because I started back playing video games? *gasp* Imagine that!  


Monday, September 3, 2012

Quote of the Week

“Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.” Ray Bradbury

If this isn’t a blaring statement of faith, then I don’t know what is. Often we get to the edge of that cliff and stall, even when we somehow know that taking that leap is the key to everything we’ve been working toward. We tend to choose the safer option over the one that will provide us with the highest level of expansion, because though we all have our particular beliefs, we don’t always trust them. Let go and take the BIG RISK!

Trust the process, and then soar!