The End of Winter
Here we are, at the end of winter - the end of the winter edition of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, that is!
How did you do? I think I got more traffic, though not as much as I did in the fall.
I think one reason is that I didn't do the blog post descriptions - the blurbs you write describing the post - that I did last time. Another reason is that I didn't write as many blog posts.
But even though I wasn't able to participate as much as I wanted, I loved connecting with you all!
Congratulations on making it to the end of the challenge, no matter how many posts you created!
Comfort and Grief
As I come to the end of my posts for this month, I find that I have one more thing I want to share.
I was watching a Kyle Cease video recently, and he said that he believes that this year's theme is going to be grief.
Especially the loss of who we always thought we were. So I thought I'd offer some comfort here today.
And I want to encourage you not just to be open to any grief that arises, but also to offer yourself comfort when you need it.
Watch this video and let it soothe you...
Ocean & River by healerintuitive
One good thing about discovering who you really are as a soul is that you'll know the truth of this quote...
How are you feeling about 2024, so far? How did January go?
UBC bloggers, thanks for spending the month with me.
See you in April!
No matter what we say we want, I believe that when we don't get it, it's often because we haven't allowed it. On the inside, we haven't said yes.
What Will You Allow?
Can you let someone love you wholeheartedly? Do you let all of the love in?
Is your heart open to fully loving yourself? Or is your self-love conditional?
What about happiness and joy? If they are available each day, are you available for them? Can you trust what feels like pure joy?
Do you allow rest or do you fight it? I mean the kind where you stretch, and your whole body feels good. And you know you'll have a better day because you slept or napped so well.
Do you let yourself trust that you are being lovingly cared for by the divine, no matter what pops into your day or your life? Do you trust that you and the divine are facing everything together, side by side, so to speak?
Take a deep breath in ... let it out.
There is Help Available
That quote is from Kerry K., and I have paraphrased it slightly, because I can't remember exactly how she said it. I do know that there were a couple of deep breaths and an encouragement to practice that affirmation, from the heart.
Where do you stand on the continuum? How good can you stand it, on a scale of 1-10?
Know that wherever you are on the scale, you can move from there to 10, and there is divine help available.
I have come to realize that in creating the lifestyle I believe I am meant to have, I have been leaving out fun and sometimes, self-care. So since today is National Fun at Work Day, I decided to make a post about it and explore the topic more. Here are 4 Ways to have more fun at work...
I tend to combine several of the ideas on the list. I take breaks and watch YouTube videos where people are dancing.
There's a weatherman named Nick Kosir who dances all the time, especially to that Lil Boo Thang song. Those videos are really fun!
But I need to make even more time for pleasure and fun, and I'm working on it.
Do You Have Fun at Work?
And if you do, what makes it fun? If you don't, what can you add or change so that you'll enjoy it more?
See you next time!
One of the regrets I have as a mother, is that I don't think I adequately prepared my son for accepting, processing and transmuting negative feelings, or keeping his heart open when he has been hurt.
Hell, I am still working on all these things myself! When I work on them myself, I do share the healing with him, though, as well as ancestors and past versions of me.
Still, I am glad that God has said to me repeatedly, "I've got him, Jeanine," because hopefully that means things will be okay all the way round.
Do you have any regrets?
See you next time!
Today is National Handwriting Day!
Most of us don't write letters by hand, but I write in my journal.
Do you keep a journal? If not, I've got a few good reasons why you might want to start.
Why You Should Keep a Journal
Being the light does not always go smoothly, am I right? Do you ever find yourself trying to figure out why you felt or responded the way you did, when you intended something entirely different?
Me, too! And sometimes trying to think it through just reminds of what happened, which stirs up those same feelings again.
But journaling helps you get the feelings from inside you, onto the paper, and that is likely to help you understand both the feelings and the reactions better. It may even help you think of a better way to respond next time.
Putting the situation in writing may lead you to notice details you didn't see before, that may help you understand what triggered you.
Journaling gives you time to fully explore the way you feel about what happened. And once you figure out why you felt the way you did, that understanding may help you to avoid those negative feelings in the future.
Sometimes your feelings are deep-rooted and go back to things that happened many years ago, so similar situations now trigger similar feelings. Writing and then, reflecting on your journal entries may help you remember what happened in the past so you can understand how it led to what you're feeling now.
Then you can decide if you want to respond differently next time and think through how you might do that.
I often feel a lot better after telling my journal how I feel! And I often find that just writing it out changes my perspective for the better.
Has that ever happened for you? And if you don't journal, do you think it might help if you did?
See you next time!
Life wants you to anchor within your true self. And then live and act (from that depths of being) in the outside world. - Ruchi ThalWal
There is a difference between the you who has lived here on earth for ... years, and the you who existed in spirit, who neither has a name or a body. Most of us think of ourselves as a reflection of the personality we created to survive our childhoods. But we are so much more.
Who You Really Are
You know the saying that we are spiritual beings having a human experience? Well, it seems to me that we say that, but then we go ahead and wholly identify with the human part and forget how to connect with, nurture and tend to our spiritual selves.
Who are you in spirit?
Imagine that you can see yourself right now as you are. Sitting in a chair, perhaps, and reading this post.
Notice the image you have in your mind. And notice what the post reader you is thinking and feeling.
Now give these questions some thought...
Who are you as the observer? How would you describe the one doing all the noticing?
Each path leads you back to who you truly came here to be, leading you to the discoveries and fulfilling experiences you are going to have. The life lessons you are going to learn, the peace you are going to feel, and the gratitude you are going to hold for all, especially for all who are also on this path, marching by your side. - KnowledgeCollective
Are You A Lightworker?
There's a great article I believe I have linked to before, or I linked to a similar one, about the different types of lightworkers. This article says there are 7 different types.
Take a look and see which ones you identify with, because there will surely be more than one.
The ones that resonate for me are healer, messenger and wayshower.
The one I wish I was is transmuter. The transmuter can walk into any room and change its energy just by being there. If the energy was negative, it becomes positive.
I would love to have that ability! But believe me, I don't.
Watch this first video, to learn about how our lightworker roles may shift this year. The second one is about your future self, and how it will be helping you this year.
What Do You Think Now?
Who are you? Are you seeing yourself any differently than you did before?
See you next time!
"Don't sleep on sleep and rest. Nurturing yourself is how you stay open to receive" - Jessica from High Priestess Healing, a paraphrase of what she said.
In a really encouraging video, my favorite tarot reader said to continue with self-care and not to push yourself, because that is important for being able to receive the good things that will come your way. Although it was a Pisces reading, it seemed to be a good msg for everyone.
How are you doing with self-care?
Are you getting enough sleep?
See you next time!
The story of the video I want to share, begins with the idea that an angry thought-form has been externally imposed by dark forces, since birth, fed by our negative experiences, perfected by the role modeling of others, and now lives as a tyrant within us. If we ever want to be able to live galactically, the channeled angels say, we have to root out this energy and let it go.
Spread the Word
In the channeled messages, lightworkers are asked to acknowledge this thought form, talk about it amongst ourselves and then let it go. It also promises energetic help to do that this year.
It's funny that this video appeared the other day. I had recently been thinking about what makes a person an angry person.
I was thinking that angry people were people like Scrooge, or the crotchety old man who yells at kids to get off his lawn. And my thinking was that truly angry people aren't very happy.
But this message suggests that we are all angry people, even if anger is not a defining part of who we are.
Not So Fast, Fellow Lightworker
Our growth as lightworkers comes in stages. And many of us are empathic people-pleasers still determining where the line is between us and the energy vampires in our lives.
If that work is not complete in you, then this is too soon to surrender your anger. You need, "you can't do that to me anymore" and "you kids, get off my lawn!"
Not to mention, "when I said 'no', I meant 'no'."
Just know that the anger you feel as you set those boundaries is not entirely yours. It's possible that none of it is yours.
So it is helping you now, or it will. but the day will come when you will have to take a closer look at it, and let it go.
Perceive this not as glorious but as the instrument used to divide the world. See it now, not as organic, not as a tool you were born with, but as one imposed upon your mental focus from the external.
Where am I?
Where are you? Do you know where you are on the continuum?
I know where I am. Sometimes angry. And always determined.
I'm standing on the line between my yard and the next one, because these blankety-blanks keep trying to cross it! *rueful roll of the eyes*
Actually, the call is coming from inside the house. And I feel like the challenge happens every day.
But boy, am I uncomfortable with the idea that the anger I feel is externally imposed or created.
So, I am trying, already to begin to let it go.
It is anger, rage, demonstration of force, rigidity.
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