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There is always something you can celebrate, even if you don’t feel like celebrating. Seek it. Be on the lookout for something to celebrate all day long.
When you are looking for a celebration it is difficult to stay depressed or angry or sad. Of course, you can CHOOSE to say to yourself or to others, ‘My life is so bad that there is nothing to celebrate.’ Or you can choose to say or think, ‘I wish she would stop being so cheerful. HER life might have something to celebrate but mine doesn’t.’ And then you can list all the reasons why there is nothing to celebrate.
Well, let me clue you in. No one’s life is so perfect that they are not dealing with some issue in their life. It might be minor at the moment but it was and will be huge at some point.
Everyone loses someone they love at some point in life – a grandparent, a pet, a friend. Some choose to focus on the loss while others choose to concentrate on a celebration of the life that was shared, for a long time or a short time but always a valuable time.
Which kind of person are you? What do you choose to focus on when you experience a loss? Can you find something to celebrate?
I’ve been to funerals that were all about the loss and I’ve been to funerals that were huge celebrations of the person who has died. The second kind is more healing for those who attend.
This is not to deny the grief that arises when we lose someone we love. That grief is real and should be honored in whatever way is healing for the individual.
BUT, and this is a big but, you are always at choice about where you focus your attention, your thoughts, your energy.
Do you celebrate when things are going well for you or do you keep looking for the thing that is not going well and focus on that? Do you have some ‘magical thinking’ about the if/only’s in your life? What are you waiting for that when X happens you will be happy?
Start celebrating something, anything in your life today and watch what happens. Start setting your radar detector to seek that which you can celebrate and notice what starts showing up on your radar screen. The energy that you use for the search attracts that which you are searching for. Search for things to celebrate and you’ll find things to celebrate.
So how are you going to spend today? Choosing to focus on what’s not working or choosing to focus on what you can celebrate?
Celebrate YOU!!! Even if it is not your birthday, celebrate that you woke up this morning. That you can read or hear this message. That the Sun rises in the East every day, even when the clouds keep you from seeing it. Celebrate that you can go to Starbucks and get a ‘hello’ even if you don’t get a cappuccino. Celebrate someone else by contacting them just to say ‘hello.’
Surround yourself with the energy of celebration today and watch how many things you can celebrate tomorrow!
Where do you go for information? Or are you not curious about learning something new?
I sometimes lament the fact that I don’t have enough life left in which to learn and to master all that I want to learn and master. So many books to read! (My preferred way to learn and explore) There are classes to take, webinars to join, documentaries to watch, people to meet and talk with, topics to research.
And where can I get information that I trust?
I have discovered that there is a lot of wisdom to be gained through meditation. My guides give me lots of answers. They also lead me to sources where answers can be found. I trust their guidance.
Trust is key. Do you trust your sources? Do you trust your inner guidance? Or do you place your trust in one source other than yourself and choose not to do further research on your own?
There is nothing wrong with having a trusted source of information. I wouldn’t be teaching classes, whether on dowsing or hypnosis or essential oils, if I didn’t believe in what I am sharing. And, yet, I invite students to explore topics on their own. Do research. Compare different sources. Read a bunch of books on a topic. Talk to people you trust about their views/experiences/knowledge.
And check inside to see how you feel about what you are encountering. Does it resonate for you? Another person’s truth may not be truth for you.
This is especially true in the realm of spirituality. What someone else believes may be truth for them at that moment but it might not fit for you. Have you changed your beliefs in your lifetime?
Of course you have! Didn’t you, at one time, think the Tooth Fairy came and exchanged money for a tooth under your pillow? And didn’t Santa Claus bring your toys at Christmas?
What about that belief that you couldn’t do something? Until you tried it and succeeded?
And how about that belief that ‘nobody likes me’ that we all felt at some point, as a child or even in adulthood. Well, I like you now!
What we believe can change. What we know today can be modified with the next moment’s input.
You are never too old to learn something new – about life, about the world, about yourself. Are you exploring? Are you curious? Are you asking questions?
When I worked on the Hubble Space Telescope we had to be open to what was revealed to us. Many theories were confirmed. Others were contradicted. We continue to learn about the Cosmos from the discoveries that our space exploration is bringing to us.
NASA has just released pictures of Pluto from close up, after almost a decade of traveling to get those pictures. What will be revealed? How exciting it is that something new is coming to us to learn!
In personal life, what we don’t know we don’t know can trip us up! If you think you know everything you need to know, you will stop growing, stop evolving. Keep asking questions. Keep exploring yourself and the world around you.
Learn something new TODAY!
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The consciousness of humankind is dependent upon the evolutionary progress of the majority of the humans on Earth at any given time. Highly evolved individuals can lift the consciousness of many others but the others must choose to be lifted up.
Those who choose not to evolve can often influence many others by weighing down the thinking of the group in which they find themselves.
Each individual has a responsibility for the consciousness level of every group in which they participate. Social, work, family, spiritual, religious. It is not possible to participate in a group without affecting or being affected by the consciousness level of that group.
For example, one cannot sit idly by while someone in a group speaks disparagingly about others without being dragged down to the dense vibration of that thought. Similarly, one cannot help but be lifted up when someone of higher consciousness speaks in or to a group.
If you are the one speaking, you can lift up a group or you can bring it down with your words and the thoughts you convey.
If you think that you can be a silent bystander in a group, then you are mistaken. If you sit quietly in a group that spouts thoughts of hatred you have 2 choices – you can speak up against that hatred and risk all that goes with speaking out or you can leave the group. Sitting silently implies agreement and brings you to the level of consciousness associated with hatred.
You are always at choice. Do you think that you can be associated with a group and not participate in the ideas that group espouses? You have just given away your power.
Pay attention to the ideas expressed within any group you choose to join. Pay attention to the ideas expressed within your family. Make your position known and invite others to be uplifted. Avoid discussions of hatred and negative speaking about others. Refuse to be engaged in arguments of topics that are low vibration.
Your mother said, “Tell me who you go with and I’ll tell you what you are.” This is true. With whom do you choose to spend your time? If they do not represent who you are becoming then it may be time to step away.
Take charge of your vibrations. Keep lifting yourself up to higher consciousness. Refuse to allow others to drag you down.
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