Proceed with Caution

Ever had one of those days where you have a conversation with someone and you can just feel something bubbling up?  Warning! Warning! You know you should proceed with caution.  You know that whatever you say is probably not going to be welcomed in the spirit in which you intend.

Hmmm … that’s what happened to me today and the funny thing is, I saw this sign on my way home from having that conversation.  I wish I had seen it on the way over there.  Life should come with an instruction manual because sometimes there are more questions than answers.  So I think I’ll just let the bubbling begin and see what surfaces.

With the energies of this year coming in like they are already, I have the feeling I might be heeding this sign more often.

When the ego is in charge, the conflict reigns. I’m learning I can ask my ego to take a short vacation. Then I can just let go of the need to be right.  Now THAT feels good … and peaceful.

Namaste.

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Stating Intentions

This is a re-post of something (from the Intenders Handbook) that I believe is wonderful about stating our intentions. Have you ever noticed the power of your words? I know someone that, when I ask how he is, he says “not too bad.” Notice how negative that is? What if he got into the habit of saying, “great” or “terrific.” Might change things for him somewhat.

THAT WHICH YOU ARE REACHING TOWARD IS REACHING OUT TOWARD YOU.

The intention process is just about as simple as it can be. All you have to do is say “I intend” and then follow up with whatever it is that you desire. It could be anything. You could intend to have a new coat for yourself or you could intend for world peace. Since there are no limits on what you can think about, there are no limits on what you can intend!

For me, I get up every morning and I intend to have a great day. I intend fun and laughter. I intend that I am in perfect health – rejuvenated, aligned, balanced, and feeling physically great all of the time. I intend that I am always guided, guarded, and protected. These are a few of the general intentions that I start with everyday and then I look around at my life to see what I am needing. If the old wheelbarrow just broke, I’d intend that I have a new one. If the computer decided to go on the fritz, I’d intend that it gets fixed. I don’t leave anything out because there’s no reason to hold back!

I like to make a few intentions each day about my personal traits. Sometimes I intend that I am a more compassionate person; or I intend that I’m more kind or gentle. And sometimes, especially when there are a lot of dramas going on all around me, I intend that I see everyone in their highest light and every event from its highest point of view. That way, I’m able to observe all of the sorrow and suffering in the world and still remain uplifted. I intend that I remember that it doesn’t do anybody any good to drop down into someone else’s challenges and become troubled or sad along with them. It’s much better to set an example by staying happy and cheerful.

After intending for things like this for awhile, I take a closer look at the world at large and make a few intentions for it too. For example, I intend that men, women, and children everywhere experience grace. And I intend that peace and harmony blossom all across the land. And I intend that this Earth is living in its highest light, and that, within our environment, the air we breathe is clean and crisp; the water everywhere is crystal clear and delicious; the soil is abundant with lush growth and beautiful fruit is dripping from the trees; the animals are honored and respected; and people all over the world are happy and smiling because they’re being given everything that they need!

And, last but not least, I intend that all of my thoughts, words, and deeds serve the highest and best good of the Universe, myself, and everyone everywhere.

So be it and so it is!

(From The Intenders Handbook)