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Point #1 of Sitting in Silence – Sitting in Silence Day 3

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The world is a place filled with all sorts of uproar and rushing and confusion.  Don’t you ever want to step to the side out of the way and sit down to catch your breath—or even lay down and take a nap?

Exactly. 

Sitting in silence allows you to move out of the pandemonium of the world and into your private haven of peace.

If you haven’t already, take a moment to sit in silence right now.  If you’ve already done this, take this moment to do it again.  Feel the peace.  Allow it to infuse your body, mind, and spirit.

Something Better is Up Ahead! 

Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.  Thank you!  Also, remember to forward these posts to your friends and family.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Sitting in Silence – Do it Now! Day 2

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If you haven’t already sat in silence today, take a moment to do it right now.  If you’ve already done this, take this moment to do it again. 

Something Better is Up Ahead!  But it won’t *just happen*; you have to help it along.  One way to do that is by regularly sitting in silence.  As explained in yesterday’s post, this will help you hear your Inner Wisdom.  It’s by following your Inner Wisdom that you craft your soul-prospering life.

Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.  Thank you!  Also, remember to forward these posts to your friends and family.  Thank you!

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Inner Wisdom Through Silence: Day 1

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Now that we’ve done a little cleaning and clearing of our environments as well as our minds and emotions, we have a little bit of space. 

That means we have room for Silence.

Even if it’s only a tiny smidgen of room, it’s enough.

It’s through Silence that we can re-train ourselves to sense our Inner Wisdom.

Ideally, sit in Silence at the beginning of the day and then again right before bed.  If this doesn’t work for you, then any time is a good time.  Silence can be very restorative—and restful.

It doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out thing—a few minutes can be beneficial.  You don’t have to hold any particular position such as sitting in a lotus position.  You don’t have to wear any type of special clothing—regular clothes or even your jammies will do.  No special equipment is needed either.

All you need is yourself and a few minutes to just sit quietly.

When in Silence, sense the world around you—are there birds chirping?  Do you hear traffic sounds?  Is the sun just coming up—can you feel its warmth?  Can you taste the breeze or do you notice the scent of the fresh air? 

After doing this for a few minutes, turn your senses inward.  Are you hearing the Still Small Voice?  Do you feel a tug or a pull of a desire? 

No worries if you don’t sense your Inner Wisdom now.  And don’t worry if it seems like the only thing on the inside of you is Monkey Mind, or worry or sadness, or frustration.  Listening to these, really listening as if it’s a beloved loved one trusting you with their fears, disappointments, and annoyances, you’ll gain valuable insights.  Keep listening and soon you’ll sense your Inner Wisdom lovingly and gently offering comfort and help. 

Your Inner Wisdom has always been right there for you.  It’s there for you now and it will always be there for you, no matter what.

Don’t worry or be afraid or be hesitant.  We’ll do this together.  We’ll help each other and hold each other’s hand.  No worries!

Remember, we’re doing this because Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 22

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For the last day of our 31 Days of Letting Go I want to share with you an article I thought was really cool.  It’s about creating Earth AltarsClick here to be taken to the post.

I love this article! 

It resonated with me because it aligns with Marie Kondo’s philosophy about our homes being sacred spaces and honoring them.  I love that!  Although the article on Earth Altars talks about making your garden a sacred space, I think this can apply to all of our spaces—home, work, and community areas.

You might think that honoring a community space sounds weird and nearly impossible to do.  Not so!  Following the lead of Andy Goldsworthy, a world-renown Land/Environmental Artist, he uses found objects in nature to create art.  The art is not intended to be permanent—he often uses icicles or creates mounds of sea rocks near the tide line.  He makes art for the enjoyment of passersby.

As we let go of stuff in our homes and other spaces, let’s challenge ourselves to make something that’s a token of how we honor the spaces we are in.  It doesn’t have to be a beautiful creation like the ones shown in the Earth Altars article or like what Andy Goldsworthy creates.  It can be simple things such as a small pot of Gerbera Daisies in your kitchen, hanging a photo or a piece of your artwork in your living room, having a scented candle on your bedside table, or a small seasonal decoration on your desk at work. 

The really neat thing about Earth Altars, Land/Environmental Art, and tokens of honoring our spaces, they are fun to create and very satisfying to view every day.  Such a great way to celebrate ourselves and the marvelous work we’ve done this month!

Yay you!  You done good, Kid!!

Please to share these posts with your loved ones and friends.  Thank you!

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

30 Days of Gratitude to Finish 2020: Day 10

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I was out very early this morning grocery shopping for a beloved family member.  It was still dark and I was able to see a few stars.  I was awe struck by the beauty of Venus with the crescent Moon.  Majestic!

Little did I know the best was yet to come!

When I finished shopping and stepped out of the store, I was stunned.  The air was tinged with rose from the deep pink of the rising sun!  Not only were the clouds in the East painted with Mother Nature’s sunrise reds and pinks, but even the clouds in the West had a rosy glow to them.  The beauty was astonishing!

I’ll bet you can guess what my 3 gratitudes are! 

  • The serene peacefulness of the very early morning;
  • The spectacular sunrise;
  • The sun peeping out from behind the clouds during the day.

What are your 3 gratitudes today?  I’d love to hear them so please share in the comments below.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

PS  Yes, today’s picture is one I took this morning.  It occurred to me as the spectacular show was ending that I should take a picture with my phone!

 

30 Days of Gratitude to Finish 2020: Day 9

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Here are my 3 gratitudes for today:

  • I’m grateful my trip to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) was successful–that I got everything done in one visit;
  • I’m grateful I have loved ones who will listen and help even when I’m tired an cranky;   😉
  • I’m grateful for pizza!

Thank you to all of you who are sharing your gratitudes in the comments below.  I love them!  Please continue sharing!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

30 Days of Gratitude to Finish 2020: Day 3

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Today I am grateful for:

  • My new electric kettle with temperature controls;
  • The bright sunshine with very few clouds in the sky;
  • Being a member of an excellent team at work.

What 3 things are you grateful for today?  Please share in the comments below.  Thank you!

I believe in you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Stuck? Celebrate!

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You’re stuck.

 

You’re feeling discouraged that your efforts didn’t pan out.

You’re disappointed because you thought for sure you would move a head, just a little bit, this time.

Now you’re depressed because it seems there is nothing you can do to help yourself.

You’re feeling hopeless and helpless

 

Instead, how about this:

 

You’re stuck.   Yippee!!

That means you didn’t go backward!

You haven’t lost ground!

You aren’t at square one–you don’t have to start over from scratch!

You lived to tell about it, which means it wasn’t fatal!

 

WooHoo!!!

 

Need help getting into the spirit of celebrating? Go to YouTube and listen to these songs:

 

Celebrate, celebrate!   Dance to the music! ~3 Dog Night (at about 1:24 the second half of the song will really get you going!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO_R5puXs6E

 

And, whether the words resonate with you or not, this song will get you going, too:

 

Oh Happy Day ~Edwin Hawkins & Northern California Youth Choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tSyzTIJ82g

 

Oh Happy Day ~ Sister Act 2

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How about a little Ray Charles doing Oh Happy Day:

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CELEBRATE, my Pep Pal Friend!   Keep telling yourself, “Yes I Can” because it’sTRUE!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Better Than Before

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Today begins the first phase of re-opening in the state in which I live.

Recently, I listened to an interview with Matt Kahn who is a lightworker, empath, and spiritual teacher.   He was recently interviewed by Janneke Øinæs, the host of Wisdom From North .  I found what he said to be very interesting and a healthy way to look at our current world and the changes that may be in store.

I’ve paraphrased here, but these are the points Matt made in the interview that I found thought-provoking and, in a way, comforting.  I believe you’ll find them helpful, too:

◊The Universe has your back;

◊The Universe has a plan for you; you don’t have to worry and you don’t have to struggle to qualify for it.  It’s yours right now;

◊This time in which you find yourself is not a punishment.  This is just the next step in your—and humanity’s—ascension;

◊With sheltering at home, your life has simplified.  This is an opportunity for you to evolve into a higher consciousness;

◊Some thing(s) must be taken away so that so much more can be given to you;

◊This is not bad karma or Mother Nature’s revenge but rather it’s the Universe telling you that you have done such a good job in your healing journey that you’ve qualified for the next level.

 

These thoughts are an intriguing way to think of the pandemic and lock-down we’re experiencing—and the gradual re-opening that’s starting.  These ideas re-frame the negative and fearful thoughts that are rampant right now and give us a road map to help us become spiritually deeper and richer and well-able to walk a new path in the world.

Here is the link to the interview.

Let me know what you think!

We got this!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

May Day Promises

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Even though our world has turned upside down with quarantines, social distancing, and making fashion statements with our personal protective clothing choices, there are still old fashioned promises we can rely on:

~There are always helpers. Mr. Rogers and his mother were right to counsel us to look for them in any crisis.  There’s always someone who is reaching out a helping hand.

~Crisis and opportunity, obstacles and innovation, disaster and inventiveness cannot be separated; they are actually  different perceptions of the exact same circumstance.

~Life goes on.  Life always manages to find a way to  survive and to thrive.  Even the harshest environments are jam-packed full of vibrant life.

Keep telling yourself “Yes I Can!” because it’s true.

I believe in you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren