Today’s Quote of the Day is from one of my favorite memoir and nature writers, Terry Tempest Williams:
“Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.” ― Terry Tempest Williams: When The Women Were Birds
*Lesser Goldfinches photo by Pamela J. Leavey
“I pray to the birds because they remind me of what I love rather than what I fear. And at the end of my prayers, they teach me how to listen.” – Terry Tempest Williams
Today, I re-mind myself that my happiness is not contingent nor dependent on anyone but myself. I am comfortable in my being, at home with my self, at peace in the world around me, and I am blessed with a keen understanding of what works for me, in my life. As I go about this day and each day forward, I set my intent to the deepening of my own self-reliance. In this, I ensure that I alone am responsible for my inner peace and happiness. In this, I seek to find the strength in each moment, the joy in the most fleeting of gifts, the peace in my own heart and mind. These are blessings of independence that empower me. And so it is… Intent makes manifest.
Today, I re-mind myself that to be empowered, I am willing to release the negative patterns in my life and create new positive patterns that bring about empowerment and positive action. It is not easy to break patterns in our lives, but I am willing to look critically at what I can change to create a positive way of life that facilitates living more fruitfully with abundance and joy. I understand that if I am open to releasing the negative thought forms that hold me back and prohibit me from creating positive experiences in my life, I create space for positive intention to create positive results in my life. And so it is… Intent makes manifest.
Blessed Be… Pamela
Every morning, decide the traits you want to exhibit today; the kinds of experiences you want to have & the kind of life you want to live. Hone your attitudinal muscles by getting clear on these kinds of things, holding the thoughts and then handing them to the Divine. Then your subconscious mind starts making them manifest. ~ Marianne Williamson
Everyday little miracles occur in our lives that sometimes go unnoticed. Today, I re-mind myself to savor the moment, and be aware of the things happening around me so that I may see those little miracles for what they are and express my gratitude as they happen.
I stay receptive and open to see the miracle in the smallest symbols of joy to lift my spirits, or hear the words of support when times of tough. These are each little miracles in their own way. I understand that to be miracle minded is to allow myself to be in the moment and widen my perspective to see miracles for what they are.
I know that the Universe is always working on my behalf, answering my prayers, hearing my call. I am open to receive and grateful for all of the good that comes my way. I set my intent today, and every day, to be open and willing to receive and also to be gracious and willing to give. In this I use my intent to work for the higher good in my own life and the lives of others. And so it is… Intent makes manifest.