Sunday, June 6, 2010

On This Day

Recently I started a practice of setting an intention for each day.  Upon arising I head into my living room and have my time of quiet.  My daily intention will usually just come to me.  I don't have to sit and think of it, it just comes in.  I've been sharing these intentions on my Facebook page and I just really wanted to post them here as well.

I have been starting each intention with "Just for today", but this morning those words didn't feel like mine.  There is a reading in the 12-step meeting that I used to attend called "Just for today", so I felt like I was borrowing it.  So I've changed the beginning to "on this day".

I have no idea how long I will continue this practice, but for now it feels right and it has really been helpful in getting my day started on an uplifting and positive note.  My world is a better place when I start the day feeling shiny.

  On This Day

On this day, I will have my eyes open, so that I can see all that is good around me.

I will not let things get complicated. I will let the day unfold, rather than force it to bend my way.

I will make sure that my needs are being met. I will value myself enough to know that self-care is important to being happy, joyous and free.

I can let those around me be who they are. I can remove my expectations and just embrace the differences that make us all the spiritual beings that we are.

On this day, I will allow my truest self to shine. I can look within, instead of towards others, to define who I am.

I will be free of fear, anger & resentment. I will choose to let Love lead me through each moment.

I will live in the moment. No wondering about tomorrow or pondering yesterday. Accepting that I am right where I need to be.

I choose to let change happen. I choose to step back and let life happen the way the Divine has planned. I choose to trust.

On this day, I'm going to be gentle with myself and replace the word "should" with the word "could".

Have a shiny day!!

Just my thoughts.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Seeing the Light after the Dark

It always amazes me how serene and peaceful I feel after a bout of depression.  Well, that's not exactly true.  It didn't used to amaze me, because I never really used to see serenity and peace.  I just felt relief that the sadness had passed and waited for the day that it would return.  Today, however, I see the Light after the Dark.  I see it and I embrace it.  I am in a healing process right now.  My body, mind and spirit are all healing together and it can seem a bit overwhelming at times.

I began practicing Reiki because I was being drawn to some type of healing.  I thought it was because I wanted to play a role in the healing of others.  I am beginning to sense that Reiki found me, because I needed to play a role in the healing of myself. 

I find myself intrigued with all forms of energy healing.  I sometimes spend a bit too much time researching the many types of healing available.  I listen to my intuition and I let my spirit decide which ones I may look into further.  For now, Reiki, is my way to healing.  Even when I resist it because fear is telling me that I can't handle the healing that may have to take place. 

I know that there may very well be some more dark days ahead for me, but I hold on to the belief that on the other side of any pain there will be an abundance of Light & Love waiting for me.  Healing past pain is the only way that I can hold on to my "shiny".  If I want to stay shiny, I may have to face some of the Dark.

Just my thoughts.