Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
It's been a while since I've been on RFR and it was nice to hear Penni say that she is making time to support her spiritual journey. I wish for everyone to do the same...including myself. There's that saying that if you don't take care of yourself, no one else can take care for you.
There's a lot of things going on for many of us. Some good and some not so good. There are some days when you can take on the world after you've had your wheatgrass, smoothie, or a nice glass of freshly juiced produce. And then there are the days where you take care of yourself by having those healthy things and then go out to do good in the world and well...things just don't go as planned. Some serious struggling with what life throws at ya. And you come back home and make some healthy food, take your dog for a nice walk together and just keep on keepin' on. This would pretty much describe me...and for quite some time.
I love reading the mantra that Russell James shared on here, a while back. I have it on my kitchen cupboard and I say it every morning while I consume my green smoothie...then I head out for my work day. For me, it's not been the best of times and I continue to struggle financially. Getting caught up in a work scene that I need to walk away from and onto something else. "...everything always works perfectly for me." I do believe that and I will keep saying that. I've had to reach out for financial help from others...something I've never done before. I am so grateful for the love I have received so that I stay strong and continue to give love. I am a child of the Universe.
One day I felt especially blue and so I did a mind exercise that really helped me (while out walking my dog). I asked myself to list all the things I had wanted to do in my life and that I achieved. The list was huge and it became a spiritual high to come up with more and more things. I became a graphic artist, moved across the US to go to art school, experienced 30+ yrs. as an artist, married, became a mom...just a few of the many things on my "I did it!" list. And now I have new things I want to add to my "I want to do it!" list.
So now that my work hours are being cut and I struggle to figure out how I'm going to pay to live...I trust, I accept and I let go... And I send another cover letter and resume with love while I listen to my favorite music and my dog is lying nearby. And I know that I'm not alone and that I have a place to be honest and real. Here's to sharing the love and the hope for the greater good. Love you all.