3.2.1. Quote Me-Living Life

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Thanks to my dear friend Kat from Family Furore for tagging my in this quote challenge.

I absolutely adore quotes and it is always a challenge to pick only a few. In this challenge it is only two quotes and the topic is Living Life.

It is such a wide topic that it lends me the freedom to choose from prophets, poets, authors, artists and/or spiritual teachers.

One of my favorite spiritual teachers/authors that greatly influenced my life is Dr. Wayne Dyer. He helped me change my perspective from the darkness and hopelessness of my depression to one of motivation to live life without fear and regrets.

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For my second quote I turned to another favorite Kahlil Gibran, such a wise prophet and beautiful poet. I find it interesting the similarities these two share in their lessons.

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I hope these quotes bring a tad of enlightenment and maybe even a smile. I spread that joy by nominating some of my peers for the same challenge:

  1. Teleporting Weena
  2. Leennas Creative Box
  3. Spiritual Dragonfly 

Here are the rules to the 3.2.1. Quote Me Challenge:)

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post 2 quotes for the Topic of the Day, which is Living Life.
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me’.

Wishing you all peace and joy in living your life! ❤

yoga

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Healing in Progress

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When I ran my mom’s shop with her, we came up with a little sign that read, “Gone to Meditate, Be back soon.” Whenever we needed a break, we put the sign up and went for a walk, or sat and looked at the ocean. We talked, laughed, meditated, or sometimes went for a bite and beer. 

That little sign gave us the freedom to  “meditate” in any form we saw fit.

I wish at times I could hang a sign on myself that warned oncomers of my present state. Maybe, “Approach with Caution, Feeling Unstable”, or “Under Construction, Enter at your own risk!” Just to give them an idea of what to expect before engaging with me.

If I could hang a sign right now, it would read “Healing in Progress.” Summer is a time for rapid growth. Blooming and Blossoming, with the occasional thunderstorm to break the tension and cleanse.

I have been working on cleansing. Shedding old forms of thoughts and reactions. Letting go of what no longer serves my highest potential. This is an ultimate self love exercise. To know I am no longer keeping myself at a lower vibration, to know I am worth better, brighter and bigger. This is huge progress! 

In between these growth spurts lie moments of quiet comfort and nourishment for self, body, mind and spirit. Sitting with nature or in a cool scented bath.

I have  noticed some bloggers take the summer off and post a sign on their blog saying so. I am not taking the summer off; but, I have noticed that I find it hard to find time and focus to write more. I am simply allowing myself to be swept up in the moment. I am participating in my own healing. Therefore, if you have noticed my absence, fear not, I am a healing in progress.

Hope you are having a healing and blessed summer!!! ❤

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The Dark Side of my Mind

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(pic credit; Light in the darkness by Sjerz)

The dark side of my mind,

is not my favorite place.

Lurks in corners, fragments of

memories, I fervently tried to erase.

The darkness fills me with fear,

yet gentles itself as I become near.

I approach, and I embrace

the dark side of my mind,

like before & now again,

Love is what I find.

Love for pieces of me,

left behind, and alone.

I have come back to them,

to bring them home. 

Now I see, the darkness

is a part of me,

as well as the light.

There is no reason 

for these two parts

to fight.

The dark side of my mind,

though not my favorite place,

I integrate, I heal,

and I listen, for the call

of and welcome,

the dark side of my mind.

Grateful for it’s beckon

and assisting me

in setting my mind free.

 

 

Contraction

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“With any great expansion, it is only natural to have a contraction that follows,” this is what my therapist told me a few weeks ago. It had been a week since Teal Swan’s workshop, The Mirror. I had been feeling nauseous, dizzy and slightly depressed. The whole experience left me in a surreal state. My therapist continued to explain while holding her arms out as if around a giant beach ball. “Your expansion has you feeling way out here, and as you contract back, it’s only natural to have these symptoms; but, know you aren’t contracting all the way back to where you were.”

The next week, I thought we had bedbugs again. I’d been waking up with bites a month before. I researched natural methods to keep them at bay and told myself I would only contact management if it escalated; because their treatments haven’t proved successful either. When we returned from our workshop, Serenity crashed in my bed. The next morning I picked a bug stuck on her ankle off. I thought it was a bedbug and didn’t want to sleep in my room that night. We both slept in the living room and Serenity picked a tiny bug from her the next morning. I naturally thought our situation indeed escalated, and notified management. Meanwhile, we knew the drill. Launder everything. Bag everything. Clean everything. It as a familiar nightmare. We were exhausted but still remaining aligned with our new healing, while questioning why would this happen. More contraction? We decided maybe it was a sign to move. Then the exterminator did her inspection late last week. I showed her the samples and much to our surprise, it was a tick I had picked off my daughter and the other bug wasn’t a bedbug. The exterminator did not feel a treatment was necessary at this time, and told me to just keep up what I was doing and keep things bagged if I can.

Moments after the exterminator left, my daughter broke down and cried. Tears of relief. We sat and reflected. We learned in our workshop that everything is a reflection of us. So, we thought that because we had went into panic mode, maybe we need more inner calmness. More meditation and checking in with ourselves. While this is true, I contemplated more and shared with her that I don’t think we even have to judge our reactions. I think the experience taught us that while we thought we were in a crisis, we still remained calm. We saw higher perspectives and possible reasons. We worked as a team, which we hadn’t last time. Last time we had bedbugs, she ended up in the hospital and I not far behind. We also learned to take a break from the work as we attended an art show and fed our spirits. These were all important lessons learned.

My entire being has been spinning for awhile. Since my birthday, turning 50, the family brawl, the intense workshop of healing and reflection, then the bedbug scare….I was finding it hard to redirect. I have been exhausted, drained on all levels. Today in therapy, I did some grounding. After grounding, I realized parts of me are stirred. Those parts gripping to old coping skills and old forms of thought.

My therapist said, “It’s as if a new self is emerging but looking through an old self’s eyes.”

Now that I have expanded and contracted, I feel like a worn out balloon. I am going to regroup, get back on my routine, rest and nourish myself. Then I have to look at the parts of me that have been resisting change and growth. I have some work ahead of me.

It is a painful metamorphosis.

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Warriors Invited To Raise Mental Health Awareness

Warriors Invited To Raise Mental Health Awareness

I need help from all of you. Not for me only but for everyone who is dealing with a mental health problem.

Friends, in our part of world mental health problems are still something we feel too ashamed to talk about.

Either they are misunderstood as some sort of witchcraft or the person is conviniently labeled a psycho and abandoned, mostly emotionaly.

A loved one of mine is living with serious disorders.

I have no strenght and adequate knowlege (as i haven’t seen it myself yet) to write about it, i will hold back my own stream of words for a while until i know what i am talking about.

But i want to raise awareness on the subject as this is consuming our lives and pretty much this era.

People don’t even care about it until unless it doesn’t happen to a person very close or them and then…

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