Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Serendipity

As I step into 2014 armed with intentions to manifest my dreams by tapping into the creative powers of the Universe and relinquishing my desire to control them, 2014 has indicated its own intention to be the year of Serendipity.

Serendipity is the marvelous union of unexpected and fortuitous. Personally, I find each instance to be like an omniscient wink from Omni. It falls in line with Synchronicity, as well, which I take as warm Omni hugs :)

I find this revelation to be remarkably splendid, as I shall now set to occupying my inner busy-body with the task of noting serendipitous occurrences, rather than attempting to micromanage. Although serendipity is said to occur when one is looking the other way, beneficial happenstance is often overlooked, and I believe one can tune his or her awareness to an optimistic frequency. They say people's perceptive filters have a tendency to find what they seek - what a superb way to fulfill one's prophecy!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking back

In our excitement to embrace our capacity for renewal with each New Year, it is beneficial to remember all we've accomplished over the past year.

So as you look forward to whatever adventures await you in the coming year, be sure take a moment to recount the events of this year, recalling who you were last New Year's Eve, the growth you've undergone since then, the challenges you've faced, the lessons you've learned, and the goals you've achieved. If you find some memories to be bittersweet, flavor them with gratitude for their occurrence.

While I don't recommend dwelling on the past, it is advisable to carry the highlights with us, so that we can better appreciate where we are with the perspective of where we've been.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

New intentions for a New Year

Although we mark the new year by our Gregorian calendar, on January 1st, today is the Winter Solstice, which denotes the end of the lengthening night, and the return of increasing daylight. My spirits are so renewed on this day, that I find it as good as any to get a head start on plans for the New Year.

A few years ago, I was introduced to a new take on New Year's Resolutions, where instead of resolving to do something differently, we set intentions to shoot for our dreams. The idea includes choosing an intention - the biggest, boldest one you're comfortable with - as well as a theme, so you have a sort-of soundtrack to keep you on point, and you also decide on one or a few outmoded thought patterns to shed.

When I went into my file on these to prepare for my 2014 intention, I browsed through past years, and was pleasantly surprised by last year's - I had completely forgotten I'd written this!

I am a bad-ass, and I'm not going to confine my strengths with distress over my flaws, which are the source of my humanity. I am exceedingly responsible; I am not responsible for the feelings or actions of others. I am self-reliant; I don't need the approval of others. I maintain my power by taking responsibility for my self.

How profound! I am so proud of myself for the insights I glean from time to time :)

This year, I have set the following:

In 2014, I will manifest all my dreams.

2014 Intention: Attract the good life
2014 Theme: Power

I am an exceptional being; I deserve to have the things I want - such as a hostel, romantic companionship, and opportunities to travel. I appreciate the things I have - such as my unique self, my family of friends, my dog, home, car, job, and money. I am a powerful being, filled with Omni's divine creativity; I am grateful for what I have, and I can and will expand it as I envision.

In 2014, I release my urge to control the process.



Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Good Graciousness,

Thank you for this blessed existence. We are all so grateful to be here. Thank you for this bounty of life, love, and happiness.

On this day of gratitude, we give thanks for the gift of each other, and we are honored to share in this abundance of delectable nourishment.

May we partake of these riches and carry our gratitude with us into every dawning day, so that we never feel want or sorrow, and know only of joy and laughter.

May this warmth light a fire in our hearts that will pervade even our darkest nights, and shine on those around us, so that we stay forever in your loving light.

To Each and All of You: Thank You.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lyrical affirmation

A few months ago, I was working up the courage to initiate a major life change - which I have, and continue to undergo - and a familiar tune popped into my head, but with a slight modification:

I got skills! They're multiplyin' ...

I grinned :)
And then I ran with it -

And I'm gaining control
'Cause the power I'm supplyin'
It's electrifyin'!

That proved to be a rather handy lyrical affirmation to push me along through the transition.

Today, I received a suggestion to create a mantra for increasing wealth, and I decided to try adapting a song again. I scrolled through my music collection for inspiration, and came up with this:

I come from a land of money,
Where dollars flow
And needs crumble.
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you'd better take cover.

I really enjoy this technique because these tunes are so catchy that it's remarkably easy to keep them on heavy mental rotation! Give it a try - borrow mine, or create your own. What a fun way to manifest our dreams :)



Monday, August 26, 2013

Gratitude prayer

I have often found myself wanting for a sort of go-to prayer, and I have finally come up with one I am quite pleased with :)

O, Universal Existence - 
I am eternally grateful to share in your loving light.
To know such joy is a divine gift, extended of your wise and benevolent grace.
Let your will be manifest in my life.
Thank you.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Whole systems

It seems there is an epidemic affecting the "intelligentsia" by which they increasingly neglect the systemic nature of Life. More and more often, our attention is directed to certain aspects of life - our minds, our bodies, our societies - with utter disregard for the big picture and the complete context in which events occur.

The knee bone's connected to the leg bone, but the whole skeleton is also connected to the musculature, and both are linked by the vascular network, which is integral to the respiratory and digestive system. The interconnectedness goes on - and that's just the body! The body is also intertwined with the mind, and both are influenced by the soul. Beyond one human individual, we are all participants in families, communities, societies, economies, cultures, and nations; our species shares interdependence with all the others; we all affect each other on this rock we cohabitate, and Earth is but one rock in a planetary system surrounding our Sun star, in an even greater arrangement of stellar bodies. Then, don't forget the other direction: those bones are made up of specialized cells which require communication with other cells, and which are all supported by molecular compounds made up of atoms, composed of quarks and whatnot.

When a "doctor" tells you to consume a chemical compound synthesized in a laboratory to "treat" a particular ailment, the chances are pretty high that the larger system in which your affliction is operating is being overlooked. There is good reason why happy people are healthy, and more resilient to infection. People who have strong human networks are also flourishing economically, and those who help others, want for nothing. There is more life in environments where symbiosis is made possible. Health begets health, and every aspect of our nature is networked to every other aspect. So, when you are ailing in one aspect, first see how other aspects can be better supported, before seeking "band-aid" style symptom treatment. Remember that Life is a system, comprised of interconnected systems, and that it is often a disservice to address issues head-on with side-blinders.

If you are feeling down, try getting more exercise. If your neck and shoulders are sore, practice confidence-building affirmation. If your finances are suffering, go volunteer. When we treat ourselves as systems within systems, we are more likely to discover positive results than when we treat symptoms as though they have but one direct cause. "When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things." - Armand Dimele