I started a little segment this week to focus on something positive each day. A mantra if you will that helps me through the day when times get tough. My life has been so full lately, that I felt I was getting lost at times. My light was shining dim, and I had to lift myself. Luckily there are many other light beings that lend me their light and always made sure that the path never fully got dark. But it was this very reason as to why I created this focus for myself. To help recharge and get on track again.
The way it works, is by me trying to find beauty in my day. It could be through the awareness of a feeling, a thought, a new flower growing in the fairy garden, or Bember my furry cat friend, but really anything goes. Anything that brings a smile and light to my day.
Waking up this morning, I focused my awareness on how I was feeling. What was my first thought? Did I notice the warm sunlight flood the room? Did I appreciate being tightly cuddled into my blanket, and had I noticed that the pillow was just right, supporting me and coddling me in all the right ways?
I felt at peace and nothing majorly hurt. There was no RA pain, at least not initially to cast shadows onto my day. I hadn’t moved on the other hand, but that felt too much like a negative influence and I remained positive. I felt pretty good. But it was more then just physically feeling good. I paid further attention. There was a calm inside of me, and I somehow knew that everything was how it needed to be. There was no yearning for something that wasn’t, no expectations for something that should be, and definitely no regards for things that had passed. There was no rush for anything, but acceptance for what was.
Because of paying special awareness to my emotions, I credited acceptance for the things I can’t change, for the way I was feeling. I thought I had done this already, but this felt anew on a total different level. A broader understanding, even greater compassion and a understanding that knows no limits. I felt that everything was in divine order, nothing required interference….but does it ever? Things always play out as intended, regardless of how challenging, and of how much we want to control the situation.
This morning smile came through listening inside, hearing what is and not missing a thing. By receiving the gift to recognize the wisdom that was unfolding and being experienced enough to make use of it. It was awareness that led me to see acceptance on both parts, Mom’s and mine. Acceptance has been huge over the past two days, and I think we both learned something about each other. To accept each other as grown people, adults on varying paths. To see our soul that still has so much to say, and to realize that we mean the best for each other. That we share something in common, that we are all travelers trying to find our way. No matter how convinced we are that we are on the right path, we have to accept that our path may not be a good fit for the other. That we have to choose for ourselves and then action our choices. For once it seemed to be ok, no judgment would follow for not listening, or doing what I wanted anyways. There were no harsh feelings for taking a different path.
My summary of this days smile is: Awareness led to recognize Acceptance, and Acceptance left me feeling at Peace. What a wonderful way to start the new day.