Sassy Spirit

Sassy Spirit


Are you in?

posted by jperry

Tomorrow starts the Oprah Deepak 21 Day free meditation again. I love when I recommit to a practice that nurtures my soul. It’s the same with exercise. I’ve said I don’t have time before. There are guilty pleasure reality shows I make time for, but they do nothing for me. Tonight is the Full Moon. It’s a perfect time for me to recommit to a deeper spiritual practice with myself.

For some people, they honor their connection to God-Goddess-Spirit-Universe on Sunday.  Some read their holy books or say prayers at bedtime.  Deepak Chopra mediates two hours a day.  I’m thinking holy moly!  I think it’s beautiful to commit to connect to your higher power in the morning and in the evening.  Some do more than that, but I’m recommitting to at least twice a day.  But really, when we are loving, we are in that space.  When we are in nature, we are in that state of grace.  When we remember to be grateful, God permeates that moment.

I was so touched the other day when my two younger sons, ages seven and four, came and told me they heard a lot of sirens and prayed for those people.  I’m not religious and not traditional, but I am old school in the way of kindness big time.  I want my children to pray for strangers.  To care about what is happening to people across the globe and to send love and pray as if we did know them.  Teaching compassion, kindness, and empathy is so important to me.  But again, I need to recommit to this.  I’m good at this with strangers sometimes and forget to really be there with my children, instead of yelling about bad behavior and the huge messes they make.  I’ve been burnt out and lacked patience.  I recommit to being kinder to myself and to my family.

I am not going to commit to any “shoulds,” like I should be better, be doing this, or not do this…but rather a new way of living.  A refresh of some things I’ve done that worked.  I’ll open up to explore some new things as well.  I’m not the angry person I was in my twenties, but I’ve noticed I’ve turned some business frustrations into an edginess at times where I’m snappy.

Time to go back to joy and feeling good.  Setting the tone for my day and knowing I create my happiness, not people, places, things, circumstances.  Nope, it’s my choice.  Going to reactivate my love muscles and take responsibility for my vibe.  It’s easy to complain.  I don’t take the easy way out.  I will focus on what I want, not what I don’t want.  I’m in.  What can you change that can make a huge impact in your life?  Your soul gives you nudges.  Ask yourself.  You are strong enough to do anything you put your mind and heart to.  Use this Full Moon tonight to set an intention for yourself.  What do you want to create?

Are you in?  Let’s go.



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