Life is Fleeting…

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IMG_4459We can’t go anywhere without reading a quote of some sort telling us to Live, Love or Laugh, do this, say that. Facebook is notorious for messages, so much so that even I have stopped reading all of them because my time has become so precious. My house is filled with messages…”Inspire” ~ “Freedom” ~ “Life needs more green lights!” Quotes are little snippets of thoughts that are supposed to makes us stop and think, even if for a nano second. Are the quotes becoming too frequent to absorb? Have we become desensitized to inspiration because of them? Does anyone actually contemplate their meaning anymore? Do we stop and smell the roses at all or are we all just drones who work 9-5, eat sleep and do it all again day in and day out. Where has the Whimsy gone? I want Whimsy! “What is yours will not pass you by” <~~~~ bullshit! It’s passing us all by because we all have our heads down in our message screen oblivious to the world around us! No one wants to take chances anymore. When was the last time you had eye contact with someone that made your stomach flutter! When was the last time someone said something to you that actually made you think? We are all too tired to even be tired anymore.

If you want to be inspired, spend some time in admiration of the elderly. They were once sitting right here thinking where has the time gone? I’ve been wondering how my kids could possibly be teenager! Where has the time gone? I am heading toward being ‘the elderly’ as I speak! Time flies when you’re having fun and news flash…even when you aren’t! So be in the moment and be grateful for each one you have!

I have really been affected by a couple of elderly men who come into my work and spend time chatting with me. They feel like real men who have lived, loved and laughed I am certain of it. They remind me each time I see them that life is fleeting and we don’t know when our time will be up. One has his lovely wife still with him, the other was not so lucky. Both get the biggest smile I can give when I see them walk through the door. They’re grateful to be here, living another day with their health and enjoying each moment. I have always loved older men, something about them that melts my heart. They have this silent, knowing look about them. They don’t need to boast or brag about what they did or who they are or what they’ve got. They are content with keeping from where they came to themselves. I can tell by the look in their eyes that they have a secret ember flickering inside that once lit up a room!

Anthony always starts our visit off with “you’re beautiful” and then he reaches out and touches my hand gently and smiles. I love Anthony! He told me to go for what I wanted, not to worry or think about it, whether it was a man I had my eye on or a new path in life! He brightens up my day and reminds me I can do anything I set my mind to. He said “If a man doesn’t treat you kindly and take his garbage out then move on after you konk him over the head!” <~~~~ his words not mine. Anthony is 83;) “Treat’em rough and tell’em nothing!” was advice from my Nana to me in regard to men! I think Anthony would have gotten a charge out of my Nana. I think the elderly and by elderly I mean over 80, think we aren’t made like they used to be. They have the wisdom to be calm and mellow. I agree. Times were tougher, you had to suck it up to survive. You didn’t give up because it wasn’t a choice. You did what needed to be done or you were done. Character building days!

I think we have a lot to learn from those who were in our shoes not too long ago. If you take the time to find out what they wish they had done different or what they wouldn’t have changed, we might all live a little more and worry a little less!

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Life is fleeting…find your passion and start sharing it before you find yourself with the feeling of regret and wonder of what would have been if you had just taken that step.

Here are a few of my favourite quotes that have made me think in the last little while.

“You’re imperfect and you’re wired for struggle but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brene Brown

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…and just one more that made me giggle~

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Svaha ~

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Balance…

578291_447546718663463_1039709458_n625565_10151296502307032_1928783634_nBalance and Perspective are what I have been focusing on lately. Finding balance is important in all areas of your life, whether it’s work or play.  I am finally at the stage in my life where I am being put back in the mix. My kids are more independent and I am finding more time for me. I feel content these days and I think it is because I am finally learning how to balance my time better 😉

Perspective is equally important. When we take a step back and relax everything seems brighter. I am trying not to over-think things as much as I have in my past. Thinking can prepares us but it can also set up an expectation of what we have imagined instead of just reacting in the moment to what transpires. When we are in the moment we lead with our heart not our head.

I found this picture and as you all know I love messages. It is about balance and perspective to me. Whether it’s read from a male or female perspective it works. Wild and Safe balance one another! My nickname is Captain Careful which is my safe side, but that too needs balance! Isn’t life fun!

“I’ll keep you wild, you keep me safe”

That’s all I got today! Enjoy the moment everyone, I know I am!

Svaha!

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Svaha Spirit Series ~ Postcard from Gusto

My day starts with a ‘Note from the Universe a ‘Postcard from Gusto‘, a message from ‘Abraham‘, a soft toe touch from my daughter who is usually lying next to me, and then around noon a smile and hug from my son. My day just keeps getting better from there!  I choose to ((((((smile))))))

I am a true believer that you choose each day how you want to feel. You also chose your thoughts and as I am reminded by my Note from the Universe each morning…’thoughts become things choose the good ones’. I wanted to share this with you todayLove…

…and here is what was on the back of the Postcard from Gusto~

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Abraham-Hicks ~

Jacquie is off gallivanting with a gaggle of giggling girls so I will take her space today and continue with my own writing on Wednesday as per usual. Bonnie if you’d like to mix it up tomorrow please feel free! Happy Birthday Ryan! xo

I’d like to share a few words from Abraham Hicks. For more information click on the link. Words from Abraham are sent to me each morning via email. I usually have to read them a couple of times to really process the meaning (for me) but that’s what I love about them, I start my day off thinking…

 Here is an example quoted directly from the website…

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“Start telling a better-feeling story about the things that are important to you. Do not write your story like a factual documentary, weighing all the pros and cons of your experience, but instead tell the uplifting, fanciful, magical story of the wonder of your own life and watch what happens. It will feel like magic as your life begins to transform right before yours eyes, but it is not by magic. It is by the power of the Laws of the Universe and your deliberate alignment with those Laws.” 
Excerpted from Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

The basis of your life is freedom; The purpose of your life is joy.

A synopsis of Abraham-Hicks teachings ~

1~ You are a physical extension of that which is non-physical.

2~ You are here in this body because you chose to be here.

3~ The basis of your life is freedom; The purpose of your life is joy.

4~ You are creator; You create with your every thought.

5~ Anything that you can imagine is yours to be or do or have.

6~ As you are choosing your thoughts, your emotions are guiding you.

7~ The universe adores you for it knows your broadest intentions.

8~ Relax into your natural well-being. All is well. (really it is!)

9~ You are a creator of thought-ways on your unique path of joy.

10~ Actions to be taken and possessions to be exchanged are by-products of your focus on joy.

11~ You may appropriately depart your body without illness or pain.

12~ You can not die; You are everlasting life. 

 P.S. It is not necessary for even one other person to understand the Laws of the Universe or the processes that we are offering here in order for you to have a wonderful, happy, productive Life Experience — for you are the attractor of your experience. Just you! …unquote ~

See you all on Wednesday for some more random thoughts about Honesty!


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Messages of Inspiration

I’m a horoscope reader. I always have been and always will be no matter how silly anyone tells me it is. I read a few other peoples as well as my own. My favourite is Astrology Zone which is quite lengthy and you definitely have to be in the mood for it, but it seems to be following my life…at least parts of it. I also have an app on my iPhone called Horoscopes.com which I think has spy cameras attached to the app and listens to my daily conversations because it’s very accurate. I love messages. I have them sprinkled all over my home in forms of art. Inspire…Laugh…Love…No Skinny Dipping…Life needs more green lights, so ya I love messages.

I would peak into my future to see where I am in 5 years if given the opportunity. Would you? I get Post Cards from Gusto sent to me each morning which I also love. Bonnie introduced me to those and to Notes from the Universe. They are both inspiring messages that somehow touch on moments in life that we can all relate to at some point.

Here is an example of a recent message from Gusto…

and the message was this…

“I have complete confidence in you, and I trust your choices and decisions, ” I said. “No matter what we’re talking about.”

“But I keep changing my mind, and I’m so unsure half the time,” you said.

“That’s okay. In fact, I love it. It’s amazing to watch. Keep trying. Keep feeling, and keep thinking. Keep engaging. Keep listening, and keep talking. And along the way, trust yourself. Fully and completely trust yourself. You have every reason to.”

“But—“

I cut in because I knew you were about to name reasons you supposedly couldn’t trust about yourself. “Look closer, I urged you. “Look with softer eyes.” So you did, and past choices and decisions found their place in a much bigger picture, and in so doing, each one took on a new purpose and role. You understood then what wasn’t so obvious at the time.

Your number-one fan, Gusto

And oh…Trust yourself. Really trust yourself.

That message for me, came at a very good time. It made me aware that no matter what I decide to do in life whether it be a decision that inspires change or keeps me right where I am, its right for me because I made it. I can relax and let be what is.

My message from the Universe was this…“While it’s often fashionable to dwell upon what might have been, Tracy, what’s usually overlooked is that really and truly, it couldn’t have. Because, invariably, any romanticized version of how things “might have been,” are based upon fictionalized versions of the past.

You see, Tracy, most of the time when people think the present could have been different than it is, it’s because they think the past was different than it was. Happily, the future can still be anything, when you surrender to the details (and who has to do what).

A little insight maybe, an inspiration of thought? Both give me food for thought each morning which is one of the ways I love to start my day…

I have finally learned to relax and just be, I love this moment in time.

I hope you enjoy each moment as it comes to you. 🙂

 

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