Learning to slow down, be present and grateful.
Learning to slow down, be present and grateful.
I am a dreamer of BIG dreams. Believing that you can make your dreams come true is the first step and the easiest. The journey is the hard part and often one that is misunderstood by those who think dreams only occur when we sleep.
Dreams can be as unrealistic as you choose and believe me, I have some crazy ones. Within each crazy dream, however, there is a kernel of possibility. A spark that could ignite change, bring joy and become a reality. Dreams are meant to be embraced rather than feared, although a small amount of fear is needed for success.
Can one person change the world? No, that is far from reality. Can one person change the life of another? That my friend is where the dreamers come in. By seeing things in a positive light and taking the chance to make a dream come true, you could potentially make a positive impact on the life of another human being. Imagine if each one of us followed a small dream or simply supported another person’s dream. Maybe together we would change the world and make it a better place.
What are your big dreams and how would they positively impact the life of yourself and at least one more person? What holds you back from pursuing your dreams? I would love to hear from all the dreamers out there.
Be Well and Beautiful!
Each year I visit Costa Rica for many reasons. For me it is a spiritual experience to be surrounded by nature and away from the complexities of American life. Part of the spirituality comes from a promise my Mom made to me before she passed. She made me promise to continue my trips because I came home lighter and happier. Then she promised to send the butterflies so I would know she was with me.
Every year we both fullfill our promises. Last year I was blessed with a pair of Blue Morpho butterflies that spent time with me in Curu National Wildlife Reserve. Then again in November for my birthday an injured butterfly kept me company at The Bakery. This year Mom outdid herself!!! While hiking in Cabo Blanco my friend and I experienced a mass of butterflies that surrounded us. There were at least 100 of these beautiful creatures gently flying around us and it was the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced. I have seen pictures of large masses of butterflies but to experience one was simply magical. I felt like my Mom was standing right beside me and it brought me to tears. I could feel the beauty of her soul and feel her amazing energy as it surrounded me. It was simply breathtaking!!
Just prior to this experience I was asking Mom for her help. My friend was in Cabo Blanco for the first time and wanted to see the monkeys so badly. We had made it about two thirds of the way through the reserve and still not seen any animals. I asked for her to let my friend see the magic of this place and the monkeys. Not only did she keep her promise to me, but just around the corner we came upon a family of monkeys. My friend was so excited to finally see the monkeys and it was beautiful to see her reaction.
I am so grateful to have the ability each year to make this journey. It keeps me connected to my Mom but at the same time allows me to let go a little more. This year in April she will be gone three years. It’s hard to believe but I know she is with me each day.
Thank you Mom for your beautiful soul and for always looking after me…even now.
Have you ever taken a moment to notice the difference between noise and sound? They both involve hearing and listening, but the effects of each are very different.
Noise drowns out sound and creates a state of chaos. It speeds us up and robs us of our awareness. Noise has become a part of our daily lives. Things like cars, sirens, machines, loud voices, and alarms create noise. Noise surrounds us everyday and we become immune to it’s effects.
Sound is a beautiful experience. It creates a sense of calm and allows the mind and body to slow down. Sound raises our self awareness. The sound of birds, crickets, the ocean, the breeze, and leaves stirring bring us back to nature and create balance. Sound can be a elody or song that brings you back to a good memory. Sound is part of our spirituality.
I live in a small city filled with noise. I escape each year to the beauty of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula where sound is what fills the air. This year I discovered that sound is my balance. Sound is what reminds me to breathe and enjoy the moment. It’s difficult to return to the noise of the city but each time I bring back a part of my trip ad allow it to keep me grounded.
What do you consider noise and how does it effect you? Have you taken a moment to enjoy sound and see how it makes you feel? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
Have a beautiful sound filled day!
How amazing would it be to live without the confines of time? Time can be limiting and all consuming. In the world we live in we are so controlled by time that we forget to enjoy the moment.
Recently while on vacation I had the opportunity to live completely in the moment without the confines of time. I was able to get completely lost in the sound, feel, smell and taste of the ocean. It was amazing and made me feel like a child again.
Spending the day playing in the waves, collecting rocks and shells, and exploring the beach was so refreshing. Thinking back to the day I realize that it was the first day in a long time that I spent laughing with a friend. My friend Nicole and I had such an amazing time and it made me see just how important the special people who share my life are. It also reinforced that laughter is such good medicine. It clears the cobwebs and other junk we hold onto and makes room for all the beauty of special moments.
When was the last day you lost track of time? How did you feel at the end of the day? Please share your experience so we can inspire others to live in the moment!
Appreciate the life you live and the people you share it with!
Have a beautiful day!
Each session I am even more amazed at the progress of healing. My client is an inspiration and has reinforced that I made the right decision to become a Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner.
Our second session was remarkable! Just before she arrived, my colleague and I commented how good it would be to see her walk through the door without her cane. To our amazement…she did just that! She also got clearance to return to work which was her goal in addition to pain relief.
The sessions that have followed have been so rewarding. Our second session was intense and there was a lot of energy movement. At the close of the session I was very concerned because she had the physical look and feeling of being heavily medicated. I advised her to take it slow and go home and rest while keeping focused on the white energy flowing through her. Feedback after the second session: “…Last night ended up being difficult, pain-wise…I have been imagining white energy coming through me as you suggested, and when I did it this morning, I got out of bed in a great place mentally…I never get out of bed in a good mood; I’m a night owl and have insomnia so I’m always cursing at the alarm, but not today.”
Our fourth session was Reiki only but I added a meditation from Bob Proctor called Abundance Meditation to encourage healing energy. I was amazed when she fell sound asleep halfway through our session and the energy that usually surged on her right side was slowly calming. I can’t describe how beautiful it was to see this ray of sunshine rest peacefully! This is the feedback I received about an hour after she left my office: “Having tea and soup and feeling wonderful and *SOOO* relaxed! I’m sorry I think I fell asleep!! I rarely can sleep without medication to dull the pain enough. Thank you!!!!!!!”
I have always believed in the power of positive energy. To be able to witness positive energy’s healing power is undescribable. There are just no words to describe how good I feel seeing someone benefit so much from my touch.
The Universe is so powerful!
Have a beautiful day and Be Well!
Over the past couple of years I have been practicing The Secret and using the law of attraction, combined with hard work and persistence, to achieve my dreams. I truly believe that we have the ability to create the life we want.
I was recently introduced to the concept of Unlimited Abundance and the method of clearing Abundance Blocks that hold us back from allowing ourselves to live the life we want and deserve. Phrases like “Money doesn’t grow on trees”, “You have to have money to make money”, and “Money is the root of al evil” are things we grow up hearing from friends and family, media, and other sources. We buy into these ideas and make them our own which creates blocks in achieving our dreams.
I often participate in free webinars that I know are really meant to lure us into buying a product or service. However, each time I learn something that is valuable to me which makes investing 60-90 minutes worth it. I rarely buy the product or service but the Unlimited Abundance program sounded like it was worth investing in. So far it has been a great investment in ME! I am working through the 24 Abundance Blocks slowly – still on the first block “Clearing Resistance”. I am seeing a change in my thought process and seeing my life change each day as a result. Some of the ingrained concepts that I have are beginning fall away and I actually feel lighter and have renewed my belief that I can do whatever I set my mind to doing.
I also added a Bob Proctor meditation to my daily practice for several days now and am beginning to change my thoughts about success, money, and relationships. The meditation is Abundance Meditation and is about 22 minutes long but worth giving a chance. Bob Proctor says “If you can hold it in your head you can hold it in your hand”. I am beginning to see this as a truth and look forward to what I can do with this concept.
Some of the things I am working on are:
~Debt free by the end of 2015
~A successful and sustaining business
~Become a Life Coach
~Be truly happy
What would you like to achieve in the months ahead? How do you plan to make your DREAMS your REALITY? Write it down in the comments below and let’s help each other to make it happen!
Have a beautiful and abundant day! ~Pamela