Welcome to my peace filled space 🙂
In my personal life, a wave of transformation has surged through my life. Just yesterday, I made the choice to go back to basics. For me “back to basics” is a resting place among all that soothes my soul: simple, natural, fresh, peace filled. Praise to the sunrise; long walks on the beach; unrushed, uncomplicated quality time with my children; lots of time to sit under the moon and stars and count my blessings. Yoga, drumming sessions, creative projects, anything that adds nourishment and balance to my Essence.
During Holiday, we tend to give more but my intuition this year tells me to scale back and allow for, rather than commit and prepare for. The very moment I acknowledged this heart whisper and gave it to God and the Universe..the moment I said “Thank you for all that you have placed in my life, I shall take the time to allow it to settle into perfectly placed spots..Thank you!” is the exact moment that I felt my Spirit soar. And already in this newly open space, in these few short hours..miracles that I couldn’t have imagined have been placed. I believe these miracles have been there all along, patiently waiting for me to open my heart.
When I take my ‘self’ out of it, and open my heart to the moment,
My life is as magnificent as it is meant to be.
And life is as ease filled, joy filled,
As I allow it to be!
It is my pleasure to share with you an article authored by Brenda Strausz. May you take this moment to breathe deeply and allow the message from Brenda to sink right into your very Being.
Mindful Moments with Brenda Strausz: Gratefulness and Light
How did the rose
Ever open its heart
and give to this world
all its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light
Against its being,
We all remain
Even though it has been a few days since we have enjoyed all the blessings that Thanksgiving brings to our lives, gratitude is something that we should practice throughout our the year.
Our whole day can change for the better if we focus on who or what brings light into our lives and who or what we can share our light with.
It is the light that shines within us that brings the most joy. The light that brings out the best in others. The light that warms up a room. The light that we bring to our work, our play, our everyday lives.
Here is an exercise on gratitude by Mindfulness expert Elisha Goldstein:
- Think of a person or animal who represents light, who represents a loving and kind presence in your life. This can be a good friend who is alive, maybe someone who has passed away, a pet, or maybe a spiritual figure such as the Dalai Lama, Jesus, or even the hand of God.
- Take a moment to imagine that presence here, with you, looking into your eyes.
- Now imagine that person saying to you, “May you be safe and protected from inner and outer harm,” “May you be happy,” “May you be free from fear,” “May you be healthy in body and mind.” You can also create your own wishes and aspirations here.
- Now turn toward that person and say that with the same intention to them.
- Now imagine your family and friends with you (those who you feel difficulty with and those who you feel more ease with) and with intention, saying those same words.
Take a moment to just feel into how you are doing and whatever is there, just letting it be.
May your days be filled with light. May you give light, receive light and bask all your days in light.
Brenda Strausz is a holistic Psychotherapist in the Metro Detroit area specializing in women’s issues. She combines conventional and alternative techniques to help you live with more ease, joy and freedom. She can be reached at www.BrendaStrausz.com or DearBrenn@aol.com
Thank you, Brenda, for sharing refreshment here today! I appreciate all that you share..and today your words touch my inner core.
And, dear readers, at the end of each day I connect with loved ones and I ask: “What was the best part of your day?”..because too often when we gather in a group, or decompress at home, we tell stories of all that “went wrong” in our day. I believe that what I focus on grows, so I always ask what ‘went right’..and in asking the best part of your day, I am asking your Being to take a moment to focus on all that brought your heart delight…
I would love to hear what has delighted you today….