Reflectively and with Care.

             Today’s the day.  I am going to share this new project with you.  Ready?  It’s super simple, but it works.  Also, it will take maybe as many as two full minutes of your time.  I think pretty much everyone can spare that.  (I hope so, anyway.)

             It appeared in front of me as a video clip of Louse Hay being interviewed.  (If you don’t know who she is, go HERE.)  Yesterday’s were simply the latest in a run of synchronistic Louise connections.  I watched the video, and knew that I had to try this.

             This is what she said, in response to the question about what she recommends for others to live a better life:

             “I used to suggests lots of things, now I just say one.  That one is to love yourself and expect to be happy.  Every morning, as soon as I know I’m awake, I thank my bed, my covers, my pillow.  Then, before I even open my eyes or get up, I say ‘today is going to terrific!’ or ‘wonderful’ or super fabulous.’  Just whatever positive thing that pops into my head.  THEN my feet hit the floor.

             The next part is quick, I just glance in the mirror and say, ‘Louise, I love you!’   After that, I go pee.  And begin the rest of my day.”

             So.  There it is.  The way SHE gets going and makes sure her life is full of joy.  I’ve been doing this, exactly as she said, for about a week or so now.  I like it.  A lot.

             But in my case, I have to wait for the message to come in.  And I don’t say Louise, obviously.

             Now, you try it.  And report back, in a week.  Let us know how yours goes. Because honestly?  I absolutely saw a difference.  Did I still have challenges?  Oh hell yes!  However, my handling of them has VASTLY improved.

             Today, I had the words of this message, then I lost them.  So I thanked the bedding, and the warm bag of water I sleep on, then waited for it to come back.  Oops, I dozed off.  But that’s okay, nothing says you can’t start over.

Observe with Compassion Eyes.

             Which, to me, look sort of like rose-coloured glasses, only much more beneficial.  When we begin from a place of caring, draping all that we see with lovingkindness,  we are not only better prepared for when shit goes sideways, but we just simply feel more joyful.

             Back within our regular rotation at the card altar, the draw for today is pretty, but not one of my favorites.

self-care, relaxation, oracle cards

“Relaxation  ~

Allow yourself to be lazy.

It’s okay to ‘do’ nothing.”

             Let’s rephrase that, shall we?  Since “lazy” has such societally negative* connotations  I’d like to attach a more appealing and positive definition here.

*This is a word that never felt “bad” to me, and I never understood why people didn’t like it.   But then, I have the energy of a comatose sloth, so perhaps it’s a personal issue.

Relaxation  ~

We are allowing ourselves to take some much deserved ‘me’ time right now.

It’s okay to sit quietly, to go within, to examine where our mind needs to wander.

Today is the ideal time to rest, and contemplate, and be in a calm, safe state.

             There.  Much better.  More peaceful and spiritually fulfilling.

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Mileage:

was a record of running three errands on the bike, in the glorious (but exceedingly cold) sunshine, 8.880 miles, for 51 minutes and 38 seconds of pedal time, with a brisk average pace of 10.3 MPH

2 thoughts on “Reflectively and with Care.

  1. Well, this morning thing of yours will be a major challenge since I wake up every morning with a headache. And this requires that I form actual sentences when I can barely remember my own name. Mornings just aren’t my thing. (Where’s my TEA!!!) (Huh, just as I typed that out I thought, “Gawd what would I do without my morning tea? Just the -smell- of the tea bags is relaxing.” So I guess that could be one of the things I give thanks for first thing in the morning!)

    That card’s picture just makes me shake my head. Clearly the person behind the picture has never been in a skinny assed boat on water. Drowning anyone? They tip over very easily. And how in the hell could you be comfortable and relaxed lying across two boards (the boat sides)? Gah!

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    I think part of the idea IS the challenge. To give our thanks, and express our love, BEFORE we do anything else. And then see how that changes the rest of our day.
    J

    9:35 p.m.
    10-11-13

  2. I can do this. Every morning when I wake up, my mind starts talking to me anyway, no reason I can’t direct it at least briefly! I like this idea! I’m very glad it’s been working for you.

    And what Robin said about the picture. I mean, why not have a picture of a person in a hammock for goodness’ sake? THAT would show relaxation!

    Robin: I’m sorry you wake up with a headache! And I, too, need my tea in the morning. I love the smell so much!

    ~
    Yep, grab what control we can,
    as soon as we can.
    Manifesting the positive immediately.
    J

    9:36 p.m.
    10-11-13

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