What are you telling yourself?

Today I started my morning at 7:00 AM leading my Writing As A Spiritual Practice Class-10 Days of Sacred Awakening.

Today was Day Three-Writing and Self-Love.

So after a brief clearing out of the mental cobwebs and trash from the day before, we launched into positive self-affirmations and positive self-talk.

Most of us are quite familiar with negative self-talk, “Hey, you really screwed that up!” “What were your thinking?” “You sounded so stupid!” Our internal gremlins speak to us all the time, those nasty little inner critics that tell us we’re not good enough, that make us doubt ourselves, that can keep us from trying new things or making changes. Starting your day with loving self-talk really throws those inner gremlins for a loop.

So today we focused on writing self-loving things, affirming our worth and knowing that we are loved by life, that we are beautiful, that we are talented, special, worthy, and precious.

What would 30 minutes of loving words a day do for you?

A thousand wishes!

What would you do if you had a thousand wishes that would come true?

I would wish for peace, for more love and gentleness in the world, for more time to make art for everyone and less judgment about what art is. I would wish for clean drinking water for everyone. I would wish for more trees and less pollution. I would wish to be able to speak at least 10 languages. I would wish for healing from all the hurts of the past, the ones others felt I caused them and the ones I felt others caused me. I would wish for more than enough food, love, and joy for everyone. I would wish for an end to abuse. I would wish for an end to GMO foods and corporate greed. I would wish for equality for LGBT people. I would wish for connection and community. I would wish that everyone loves what they do in the world and feels loved and supported.

I could go on and on.

Stop and smell the flowers!

Life is beautiful, especially when we are in the flow trusting that the Universe has our back. When I trust the Universe to take care of me, that’s when I want to stop and smell the flowers and gaze up at the beautiful sky. When I have faith, that’s when I am present.

So, what does it take to put our faith in the Universe, knowing that there is a perfect, Divine plan for each and everyone of us that takes into account all our talents, passions, and joys?

Practice.

We must practice affirmations, we must practice being mindful of what thoughts we think and what words we use in our discussions. We must practice focusing on what is going right and not what is going wrong or missing. We must practice appreciation and gratitude.

These practices will get us out of fear and back into the flow and joy of life, the nectar if you will!

So, stop and smell the flowers and let the essence fill you with peace!