Monday, August 23, 2010

Reflections from an early morning meditation

Ever feel like you are living on automatic pilot? Sometimes I do and then I sit in my morning meditations and it hits me that I am on auto-pilot. For the longest that was what I was doing; I got up and went to work, during the day would do some “Elk stuff”, then I planned some more Elk stuff, went home ate dinner with my husband and left to do some more Elk stuff. It was a routine. I planned my vacations around Elk stuff. I then learned that many of us spend time fulfilling obligations and doing things we don’t truly want to be doing. We get stuck in old conditioning about what and who we are supposed to be. We react to old reflexes instead of truly engaging in life. Not that doing Elk stuff was bad because it really was not and I did not hate it but it became a part of my life and it was consuming my life and lifestyle.

Every once in a while we need to stop and reflect on what really matters to us and make a conscious choice to reorder our priorities. And, if Elk stuff would have been my priority I promise you I would of stayed in it and embraced it more.

So then this leaves one to think how or what do I do and what kind of priorities am I looking to put in place. So I found these helpful tips and I thought I would share them.

It is time to Grow Up. Growing Up means that we truly take responsibility for our life and how it's turning out, and stop expecting others to make our decisions for us. For me this meant stop letting others tell me oh you need to get to this position, you need to get to that position, but instead step back and ask is this what I really want.

We spend so much time giving away our power. Decide what is true for you and where you want to be in life, really, and find the courage to live that truth. Take a small step in that direction daily. For me this was obvious and that was to disengage from being a player in Elk-dom. Was it hard to do? Yes in many ways it certainly was, but once I changed my focus I found that I made the right decision. Now my next challenge in this changing focus is to get that book started and this is where this writing comes from. I need to stay on topics and I hope this practice will help me in the end.

Reflect on where you are stuck in life and what old fear is keeping you there. Make choices that move you toward a more fluid pathway to living your dreams. I am still working on this one, but my meditations do help.

Identify what task or situation you need to address in life. That which you tend to ignore diminishes you and your strength. Create a plan for sorting through and dealing with life's tricky situations. Yeah, this one is another one in progress and it is actually getting there.

Time and circumstance sometimes seem to cause temporary memory loss. Reflect on times when you felt connected to all that is. What fired your imagination in the past, and aroused your curiosity and passion? Those energies are still there, waiting for release and affirmation. Seek to bring them back into being. This is also one in progress. I had to get back to what originally filled my heart and that was the focus on angels, peace, prayer, and meditation. So this is where I am left at right now in my transition mode. How will this all end –

Stay Tune

Friday, August 20, 2010

Finally Friday

Just read any number of my previous postings on being late and busy and it is a rinse repeat. Even my articles for this week on the Examiner have been late! I can blame it on I had a long streak of days off (Starting last Friday and returning to work this Wednesday), and when I returned to work oh boy oh boy - let's just say it was one of those days. But slowly it will get back to a normal routine, however, I cannot promise I will write on a regular routine but I will try. So today I was doing some mindless scanning and I ran across a really pretty quote about beauty and women and so in close I thought I would share it so please enjoy

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." -Audrey Hepburn