What Lights Me Up? What Lights You Up?

IMG_4744Do you desire to get more satisfaction and peace from your everyday life?  Do you sometimes feel as if you are stuck in a rut?  If so, here is a little exercise to help you back on track.  A way to do more of what makes you feel good, so in the meantime (that place that requires work/duty) life is a bit lighter, easier. 

First, spend 5-10 minutes in quiet contemplation, mediation, or prayer.  This will help clear your mind so you can listen to your heart.  Then with paper and pen, begin writing 10 things that light you up.  Things that bring joy to your heart and a twinkle in your eye.  Do your best to cultivate some of these as you can, no pressure to do so.  Just pick one to delight yourself.

Much love to you, may we be lights in this world.

Here is my list, no particular order, because they are all important and available at different times.

  1. Walking in the woods, making trails
  2. Creating things to eat and drink in the kitchen
  3. Studying/learning new things, especially about plants and sacred things
  4. Music:  llistening and making it (piano and drum)
  5. Sewing (especially for someone whom I love)
  6. Water:  sswimming, walking near it, bathing, sitting on the shoreline, smelling it as it cascades over rocks
  7. Quiet time – alone time – writing time
  8. Candles
  9. Spending time with my husband and family, especially my grandchildren
  10. Dancing, oh the joy!  Especially spiritual dancing:  cconnecting, moving, expressing

The Power of the Feminine

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” Maya Angelou

Politicians do no represent me. Our current president does not and Elizabeth Warren does not. As a woman, a human I seek truth and I don’t find it in news outlets or opinion articles. Truth resides within me and is from the Source that is within every living being. It is from this standard I live my life.

Some women have found a torch bearer in Elizabeth Warren, but does she represent an ideal or does her voice rise to the top because she opposes certain politics? Does she represent truth or does she bring to light the ugliness of politics? Was she wronged on the Senate floor or was she in the wrong by showing blatant disregard to a fellow senator? A person of truth, of integrity doesn’t have to belittle to make a point. Stand on firm ground with dignity. Make your voice heard not by yelling, but by whispering. Whisper truth, live truth, be truth. This is the way to impact the world, our world. This is the way to peace. May people of integrity rise, may their whispers be heard and resonate with those of us who don’t want politics as usual. Elizabeth Warren does not represent me. Why? She has chosen to represent a male dominated world in woman’s clothes. As women, we can lead strongly without the antics of aggression. Both masculine and feminine qualities are vital, but either alone or in excess tip the scale and disorder ensues.

May each of us choose to live truth, be truth. May our lives be an expression of peace and order. May we not be swayed by the current state of affairs. This is not living in silence or acceptance. This is making a bold statement with every breath. Because the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. Each one of us living truth and not being swayed by what we inherently dislike will be influential. We don’t have to stand on the street corner with a sign or be scolded by those with loud voices. We can make a difference by living truth. It resides within each of us. This is the power of the feminine. It is quiet and it is most definitely strong.