Summer Lovin’ In The Sand ⛱

Alrighty…Day 22 of SOULSEAKER’s 31 Days Of Summer Lovin’ Challenge…what’s today’s topic?!?!?


Day 22: Sand….

“Sand lines my soul which is filled with the breath of the ocean.” ~A.D. Posey~


SANDCASTLES


FOOTPRINTS



SANDY FOREST

Day 12 Of My Meditation Journey🙏

Day 12 of the 21-Day Meditation Experience was a good one…Welcoming Change!!!

Day 12 – Welcoming Change Is Natural

“Being fully present is being awake to the movement and creation of life, being alive to the process of life itself.” – Pema Chodron

Even if we feel our lives are stuck in a rut, the truth is that life is still constantly changing. This element of change is what makes life interesting, creative, and new. We resist change because we mistakenly look for security in the past. Today’s meditation is about letting go of this resistance to the flow of life and finding wisdom and security in living in the ever-present now, which is our essential nature.

TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT


That word…CHANGE. 6 simple letters that have the capacity to scare the hell out of us! I’d like to think, for the most part, that I do embrace the changes that occur in my life. I strive to live my life believing that everything that happens, happens for my greater good…even if it doesn’t seem that way at the moment…….am I always successful? Of course not…but I don’t fear change as I once did….fearing it, isn’t going to stop it from happening……

When Soul Strolling on the beach..changes are all around me…the landscape of the beach is never the same…nor is the sky, as in the photo above. The morning sun was beating down on my for most of my stroll…while heading back, this cloud shrouded the sun..changing the dynamic of what I saw and what I felt…but in a good way………

Changes are a ‘coming. Of that there is no doubt…..while I’m waiting for those changes, I’m living in the moment. Namaste🙏

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Ahrah Kahrah

I invoke the creativity of the universe in my life.

Day 11 Of My Meditation Journey 🙏

Here we are in Day 11 of the 21-Day Meditation Experience….is all about improving upon our own self-awareness.

Day 11 – Awareness Is a Skill You Can Master

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Brontë

Self-awareness is not just something you either have or you don’t – it’s a skill you can improve upon. In today’s meditation, we learn that we improve our awareness skills with three basic practices. First, we learn to pay attention to what is happening in our environment. Second, the skill of focusing attention allows us to explore our experiences with clarity and without judgment. And finally, by learning the skill of stillness, or wholeness, we allow awareness to encompass the entirety of our experience as our own self. All these skills together as one mode of knowingness gives us the creative awareness that prevents life from getting stuck.

TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT


Oprahs message and story of Being Still and of finding her Spiritual Moment was one that stood out for me today. Hers happened upon a hike up a mountain…I’ve experience mine on my Soul Strolls…both along the beach and my hikes in the forest…..though the Stillness is open to interpretation…Even with the  ebb and flow of the ocean, or the gentle sway of the treetops, there is Still an ‘air of Stillness’ that overcomes me…..an awareness of All That I Am and All Of My Blessings…Namaste 🙏

Love the equation of Attention/ Focus/ Stillness/ giving us the answer of Creative Awarenss..and all its possibilities! 

SANSKRIT MANTRA
Om Pragyanam Asmi
My true self is pure intelligence.

Day 10 Of My Meditation Journey 🙏

Today, Day 10 of the 21-Day Meditation Experience Deepak spoke about Hope over Doubt. I’ve been pondering the word Hope a lot over the last week or so….and I loved Oprah’s term of allowing ‘mental claustrophobia’ to rob us of living in our now with joy and hope.

Day 10 – Learn to “Be Here Now”

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh~

Feeling stuck is often a product of the limits we put on ourselves through fear and doubt we have accumulated from the past. Instead of opening up to the possibilities available in the present moment, we shrink and contract. Today we learn that the expansion of awareness that is cultivated in meditation overcomes these limitations and opens us up to the creative possibilities in the present without fear or doubt.

TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT


Be Here Now….I’m thinking this needs to be a bumper sticker!! 

Taking the time for myself, to Just Be In My Now, is a gift I Strive to give myself daily. That doesn’t mean going back and rehashing the past, or trying to look so far ahead at a future that hasn’t even been written yet…..it means embracing the comfort, the ease and warmth of the moment. Namaste 🙏


SANSKRIT MANTRA

Om Hreem

Pure, transparent awareness is my essential nature.