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Sitting In Silence Day 11

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When asking question, as we talked about in Tuesday’s post, know that the answers will come.  They always come.  It’s our job to keep our minds clear of worry and anger and discouragement and overwhelm so that we can recognize the answers when they come.

The answers do not come in the form of a fairy godmother who waves a wand and all your troubles disappear.

The answers come in the form of an impetus for action.  And the action doesn’t seem to be related to the question.

For instance, a lyric in a song will stand out to you and give you an idea, or a book may fall into your lap or you may overhear a snippet of strangers’ conversation that is exactly the information you needed to hear.  These sort of things happen to us numerous times and we pass it off as coincidence or a lucky happenstance. 

Not so!

This is Grace.  It is Divine answering you!

Continue with your sitting in silence.  The more you do it, the easier you will sense your Inner Knowing, the Still Small Voice, your Inner Wisdom.

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Sitting In Silence Day 8

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When you sit in silence, ask questions. 

Not the ones that are variations of

  • “Why me?” 
  • “What’s wrong with me?” 
  • “Why do things never work out for me?” 
  • “Why can’t I ever do anything right?”

These are disempowering questions.  They will not help you craft a soul-prospering life. 

Ask empowering questions.

Ask questions such as

  • “What Gift is trying to emerge in my life?” 
  • “What can I do to help this Gift manifest?”
  • “How can I more effectively deliver my Gift to the world?”
  • “How can I be of service?”

These will move you forward.  These will help you craft your soul-prospering life.

If you haven’t already done your sitting in silence, do so right now. If you have already sat in silence, do it again right now. 

Ask an empowering question and allow the answer to come.  Open your senses because the answer is trying to capture your attention!

Something better is up ahead! 

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Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Sitting In Silence Day 7

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There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathless and beautiful. ~Howard Thurman

 

This quote by Howard Thurman perfectly sums up all the reasons for sitting in silence or meditating or praying or being mindful or contemplative prayer.  It’s to create a safe space in your life for yourself where your heart can sing with the angels and your soul can fly with them. 

It’s through allowing yourself to create this for yourself that then you hear the Still Small Voice of your Inner Wisdom and all the Divine Inspiration and Guidance it has just for you.

If you haven’t already done your sitting in silence, do so right now.  If you have already sat in silence, do it again right now.  It’s so good for you!!

Something better is up ahead!  Yippee!

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Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Sitting In Silence Day 6

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One of the things that sometimes makes me think I can’t meditate or sit in silence or pray or participate in contemplative prayer is that my mind is filled with all sorts of thoughts that I can’t seem to quiet.  I know I’m not alone in this because it seems to be one of the top reasons why people don’t stick with meditation. 

What I’ve found, though, is that when I let my thoughts go where they will and then I take a moment or two to observe them, I discover habit patterns that perhaps I might want to change.  I’ve also discovered habit patterns that are helpful and good and, of course, these are ones that I’d like to emphasis in my life.

So, don’t worry about it if you can’t still or quiet your mind.  It’s okay.  In fact it’s very good.  You can learn so much about yourself.

For instance, do you find your thoughts can be categorized as worry or fear thoughts?  Usually that means you are thinking about the past or what might come in the future.  That’s helpful for you to know about yourself because this colors your perception of your life and what you think can—or cannot—achieve or have.

Same with angry, frustrated, impatient thoughts as well as sad, depressed, despairing thoughts.  Is this really how you want to view your world, what options and opportunities you have, and what you are or are not able or allowed to do?      

What kinds of thoughts are you having?  What incident or circumstance is driving them?  What can you do about it in the here and now because you can’t do anything to change the past and the only way you can have a better future is to help yourself in the here and now.  If you find there is absolutely nothing you can do, then drop it.  Let it go.  Move on.  Focus on the here and now, right where you are this moment.  Think about what you can do to help yourself.  Then do it.

If you haven’t already done your sitting in silence, do so right now.  If you have sat in silence, do it again right now!  It’s so good for you!!

Something better is up ahead, and you can hurry it along by doing what needs to be done in the here and now.

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Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Point #3 of Sitting in Silence – Sitting In Silence Day 5

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After the beginnings of peace (Point #1) and slowing your pace (Point #2), then you can begin to hear yourself think—Point #3

It’s imperative to hear yourself think.  It’s only once you can hear yourself think that you can sort through your thoughts and begin to hear the Still Small Voice.  You’ll be able to discern your Inner Wisdom from the critical thoughts, the sad thoughts, the frustrations, the worries, etc..

If you haven’t already did your sitting in silence, do so right now.  If you have sat in silence, do it again right now!  It’s so good for you!!

Let’s sit together.  Take a few moments and let go.  Give yourself a cocoon of peace.  Give yourself the gift of a slower more natural pace.  Now listen—no judgement!  Just listen.  As you continue to do this, you will begin to tell the difference between your Inner Voice (it’s the same as the Still Small Voice) and all the other thoughts.  Stick with it!

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Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

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!!

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Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 21

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Looks like I won’t make 30 Days of Letting Go before January is over.

For today I’m letting go of perfectionism and holding myself to goals that turn out to be unreasonable.

January is a very busy month for people in the accounting and finance industry.  At the beginning of the month I thought setting the goal of 31 days of blogging about letting go was a reasonable goal.  Turns out it was not.  Instead, I will actually achieve 22 days of blogging about letting go.  Of course I would have liked to have met my original goal, however, I know I did the best I could and my best for this January is 22 days of blogging.

Next month should be better.  At least that’s my hope and my goal.  Stay tuned to find out.

How did it go for you with your letting go?  We still have one more day.  Join me in doing the best we can in letting go tomorrow.

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren