While I’m not yet up to sharing about where I’ve been as I’m not ready to write about grief or emote about how deep the love we have for our pets is, or attempt to describe the pain entailed when the lives in a family household go from 7 to 4, I did decide to share my YouTube video on a topic that rings deeply true to my heart year-round, but ESPECIALLY at this time of year. This is why I’ve returned without explanation to my absence. For now. All pain is fodder for growth, as well as helping build the foundation of a story that wants to be written. As soon as I’m ready to share about it, you’ll be the first to know!
My WP family is dear to my heart and you have been in my thoughts. I am finding my way back to my muse and back to my keyboard. The posts obviously stopped for a while, but my love and appreciation for you never did. Namaste.
I am delighted to share with you something I’ve been working on. I hope you’ll enjoy! It’s a lyrics video to a song that really touches my heart so I decided to pull together some powerful images about homelessness and the poor. This topic is deeply important to me: caring for others as we would care for our nearest and dearest. Let us offer our loving compassion to all others and do what we can for those who are less fortunate than we are.
Driving past a welfare line overflowing with worthy yet challenged people…
Walking past a homeless person whom you are trying not to not see…
How would we change if we looked out of a different set of glasses… different lenses…?
Having discovered how much better life is now that I live sober, I want to share about it. Certainly repeated attempts and failures at quitting bad habits are part of the process. However it was once I understood that I had to focus on what I want, rather than what I don’t, that the monkey fell off my back for good.
If there is a part of life that doesn’t look like what we want to see, let’s put more energy into seeing (even if only in our mind’s eye) what we do want, and cease from staring at, agonizing over, or giving energy to what we don’t want. This is the best and most thorough way to let those harmful habits fade away… by replacing them with new, better, healthy habits. The obsolete organically falls away as we grow into larger happier beings. Pay attention to how loved you are by God, right here and right now. Focus on what brings genuine joy. Let’s put our energy on that, and let the real fun begin!
“At the root of addiction is a natural impulse to satisfy our human needs for security, comfort, self-esteem, sensory gratification, and power. But at a deeper level, we know that that our addictions cannot fill the emptiness inside ourselves and will not lead to lasting peace and inner satisfaction.
“Identifying the void you have been trying to fill and replacing life-damaging beliefs and behaviors with those that are life-supporting ~ including meditation and other practices for higher consciousness ~ will serve you immeasurably on your journey to healing and transformation.”
~ excerpt from the Chopra Center’s ‘Overcoming Addiction’ [source]
Let’s be courageous adventurers and risk keeping our hearts open!
“The only gift we can give to life is to arrive in the present moment with the strength to be open.” ~Ann Mortifee
“An adventurous life does not necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks or jumping off cliffs. It means risking yourself by leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way.” ~Shawna Grapetin
Whether you are in the grandest cathedral with organ music reverberating through your soul, or wandering some quiet path amongst the glory of nature’s wild places, find a moment to worship. To celebrate that spark of life that beats your heart and has you here, now, realizing the gift you have been given. This day. This life. It is beautiful, and one way to help magnify the feelings of love is to focus on how truly endless is God’s love. Spend some moments in reverence today. Or all day. Blessings are boundless around us but we must have the eyes to see them. Let’s see them everywhere today. You are blessed, and you are a blessing. Love, Gina