Today, I re-mind myself that an open heart that is sincere and compassionate fuels my own confidence and self-esteem as well as giving comfort and solace to others. I acknowledge that my open heart may be vulnerable to grief and sadness as well as happiness and joy, however all relationships bring teachings that we may learn from them. All relationships are assignments… There is something we must learn, something we must give, something we must receive in those assignments. This is all part of the lesson.
Photo: Snowy Owl ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
We all have those days when we feel off balance and frazzled due to circumstances in our life that are beyond our control. In those times it is important to step back and take a few moments to center ourselves. I like to use this simple affirmation from Louise Hay for times like this:
“My thinking is peaceful, calm, and centered. All is well.” – Louise L. Hay
I take a few deep breaths to calm myself, I exhale, and repeat the affirmation quietly to myself like a mantra. In this I am replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts and putting the power of intention to work.
Photo: Dories at Lowell’s Boat Shop ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
I am a woman with a huge capacity to love, yet I have spent much of my life single. It seems a strange dichotomy at times, especially when the heart has been freshly wounded by a failed attempt at a relationship. What was first joy and happiness borne of finding someone special, turns to pain and grief, when the reality sets in that a relationship is not meant to be.
In these times, when the heart aches for what might have been… I re-mind myself, I am abundant, I have love. I am blessed with the knowledge that my life is filled with wonderful family and friends who love me and I love each of them. I thank the Universe for each wonderful relationship in my life and I acknowledge, I am abundant, I have love.
Photo: Great White Egret and Snowy Egret at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
The heart and soul of an empath is easily hurt by the pain of others with whom they feel a connection. This is a valuable reminder from Thích Nhất Hạnh…
The other part of this, in my opinion, is that person who makes you suffer has to be willing to see their “suffering is spilling over” and the fact that they “need help.”
Until the suffering being, who takes out their pain on others, is willing to own their suffering and get help, they will keep hurting people. We are helpless but to offer them prayers and compassion, while we shield our hearts.
When the weight of the world weighs us down it easy to forget how strong we are. Each of us are capable of accomplishing things we might have never dreamed of, when faced with certain tests and tasks. However, sometimes when the weight of the world slows us down, we must honor that decelerated cycle in our lives and allow ourselves to rest and recuperate before we set out again to make our mark in the world.
Today, I re-mind myself that I am a powerful person who can handle all things that the Universe presents me with. I am strong, I am capable and I will get through the tests and tasks set out for me. That which tests my inner strength does not require that I win a race to get through it. Each day is a new opportunity to work through whatever slows me down.
We travel through our lives often looking back and saying, I should have or could have done things differently. We can not change the past, but we can change the present and we can begin to make a different plan for our future. Sometimes we must follow the hidden path, verging off the course of our lives, taking risks and chances, trusting the Universe has a plan for us. The Universe does have a plan for each and everyone of us, if we listen to the cues when they present themselves.
Today, I re-mind myself that I am courageous enough to take a risk and follow the hidden path. I have faith the Universe has a plan for my life, though the hidden path seems fraught with pitfalls at times. I surrender my fears and concerns in this moment, and put my dreams into the care of the Universe.