The Michael Singer cards today: “Your God is in ecstasy and there is nothing you can do about it. And if God is in ecstasy, I wonder what He sees when he looks at you?” Gheeeeee! Whiz!!! Well, I assume it means that God is happy. I argue with this thought____over if God is a he or she….. I think of God as a presence that encompasses both attributes of masculine and feminine. I believe God is within all of us. that makes sense.
#2. Card. “True personal growth is about transcending the part of you that is not okay and needs protection.” I like how this is said. I like finding such statements which sum things up like this.
#3. Card. The purpose of spiritual evolution is to remove the blockages that cause you fear.” I have hated to admit to my fears at times. But by acknowledging them I find I face them. I think of my successes where I looked at my fears in new ways. It is amazing what restating an idea will do. Just one word makes it a whole other thing. Like not using the word “try” ___I change the “I will try to do it statements I have and can use. It forces me to make a commitment. A change in me! I can go to bed and say “I will try to write my blog in the morning!” When I think about this, it is not a commitment. And for me, I am setting myself up with an elusive choice. Saying “I will get up and write.” means something very different to me! I plug other things in, like cooking or doing dishes, the trash for Friday. Saying I will try to do these….well they need doing. And if I am to be the artist, and have success. I can’t just try. I need to do the work! I need to put myself into action.
I am being tougher on myself, there is no one parenting me, no husband in his role. Just me now! Even with him here there was me to deal with. What I mean by tougher is making sure when I get up I wash my face and comb my hair, and begin the ritual of taking care of me. Do I do this perfectly every day?____No. I work towards consistency. I make sure to do 2 to 4 things and these start off everything else! The day may be “later” No beating myself up about anything! Habits. I change habits up by adding purpose to them.
On the weekends I pick up the house for the week. This allows me to work. Both writing and art are sedentary so I make myself move more, and do some necessary things before going back to work. I do stretching exercises now. I am adding cooking homemade meals. Doing the laundry in between writing and the dishwasher break up sitting.
May your days be days where you take the lead! Shape those days! “Don’t Worry! Be Happy! (Song.)