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Warrior Flow

Published April 29, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

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This appeared on my Facebook this morning and I found it worth sharing.  It came from the Facebook page of the Warrior Flow.  This page has a lot of great uplifting posts.  I enjoy receiving their message every day, so I thought I would share it with you all.  I hope you have an enjoyable Tuesday, no matter what you are doing feel the joy from the core of your being.

With much Love

Michele ♥

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Be better than you were yesterday..

Published April 25, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Amazing post 😀

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Rules to live by..

1)      Work hard at everything you do

2)      Exercise daily; do anything as long as you’re moving!

3)      Be positive, see positive. If you change the way you look at the things the things you look at change.

4)      Eat: protein, healthy fats like avocado/nuts & fibrous carbohydrates like quinoa, sweet potato & dark green vegetables.

5)      Don’t be afraid to take chances

6)      Sleep well

7)      Stay present and live in the moment, don’t plan too much.

8)      Cut sugar

9)      Don’t expect too much from others, just appreciate what you do have; look after it and be grateful.

10)   Don’t believe everything you think, your mind is a powerful thing, train it well.

11)   Don’t take things too personally or seriously; the problems you’re having probably aren’t as serious as they seem

12)   Always remember, you’re not being rejected from something good you’re simply…

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I Had a Dream

Published April 25, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Well, it’s Friday!  I have not much to report.  My plan today is to go to work and do what I do best.  I’m praying for a nice day and weekend.  Nice enough to possibly get outside and enjoy some nature.  It’s been slow going so far.  We have been struggling to make it to 50 degrees, however today does look like it may make it to 59!  Woot Woot!

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Last night I had a dream that I cheated on Roger.  I have never cheated in my life.  I mean, it has crossed my mind, because I have been cheated on and I guess I had wondered what the big deal was.  Was it the excitement of cheating that made it so alluring?  I must say though, in this dream, which played out like a well written movie, I cheated and then had to figure out how to hide the lie.  It was all very stressful.  I lied and lied and lied and it seemed never-ending.  I couldn’t stop until at the very end, through exhaustion, I really only wanted to come clean.  I wanted nothing more than to be free of the never-ending lies and deceitfulness.

Anyway, I walk away with this; I will never cheat.  Simply through the insight of my dream, I know that this is not something that would work well for my psyche.  In know way would that ever be worth it.  I have watched people cheat and often wondered why?  I guess it is different for everyone.  People make their choices based on their life circumstance, therefore I do not judge.  I can only say that I am glad I have never done it and equally glad that my subconscious mind allowed me to experience it without actually experiencing it.

My Life Energy is Love

Published April 24, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Before meditation this morning I want to declare my most deepest desire, that being; to be at peace once and for all from eating unnecessarily.  I want to relinquish the hold that food has on me.  I desire to be free of the need to stuff my emotions and live at peace and contentedness from depth of my soul.

And now, I shall meditate.

Today’s meditation is called Activating love and is day 11 of the 21 Day Meditation Experience.  The centering thought for today is My Life Energy is Love.  I have provided the link to the Meditation Experience page, because there is still time for those who have not yet signed up.  Anyway, that been said, I am going to spend my day focusing on my intention and desire that I stated earlier.  I have come to realize that I have plenty of desires for my life but this one is the corner-stone of my being.

images (1)I want nothing more than to find peace with my ongoing food issues.  I no longer want to create a resistance for food, simply allowing it to be something that serves to nourish my body.  I want it to be something that allows only for the sustenance of my being.  I will no longer state what I do not want, only what I want, as the universe cannot distinguish between the two.  I will speak only positively and with love.

I will enjoy the body that God has given me and will nourish it and move it in his honor.  I will do what is right by me today and always.  I will surrender to what is in life and allow it to show me the way.  I will use all situations as a tool to teach me better for the next.  I will show appreciation for who I am and what I have in life because ultimately, appreciation is love.

I will understand that we are all different and it is in those differences that we find our greatest lessons.  We are all made exactly as we should be, as God makes no mistakes.  We are all masterpieces that He has made out of love.  Each and every one of us are His masterpiece, therefore I will be sensitive to the masterpiece in myself as well as those moving before me.  I will open my eyes to love, compassion and understanding because that is how it is supposed to be.flowers_love-wide

I will take the time to be fully present while other’s are talking to me, and I will take the time to be present with myself.  I also know that awareness and presence is all that is needed to bring about the peace I so desire, therefore I shall take the time to bring that awareness and presence into my daily life.  Finally, I believe that it is my responsibility to be the presence in all situations I encounter, therefore I will do my best to take this responsibility seriously.

With much love

Michele ♥

 

 

 

 

Awareness and the Activated Pain-Body

Published April 23, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

I just finished chapter 5 in A New Earth.  This chapter is all about the pain-body.  There was a lot about this chapter that resonated with me.  First of all, my recent sickness.  I am not one to become ill.  I am normally pretty healthy person, however looking back to what happened just before becoming sick I realized that a situation arose that activated my pain-body which allowed for a lot of negative thoughts and emotions.

eckhart-tolle-painIn the book Eckhart talks about this very point.  He speaks of something called a psychic parasite.  This psychic parasite comes in to play when our dominant pain-body becomes active and we unconsciously allow it to take over.  Allowing it to bring about negativity into our lives.  This very thing is what the pain-body feeds on.  When I became negative and allowed for the negative story to play out over and over for a few days it weakened me.

It caused my immune system to break down just enough to allow the sickness in.  Now that I am aware of this, I am going to be more conscious the next time it happens.  All I have to do is be present with it and allow whatever it is that has caused my unhappiness to be.  That is it.  There is nothing tricky about it.  I only have to allow it to be without suppressing it or trying to push it away.

This goes along with something else Eckhart has said in the past; “Whatever you resist, persist”.  Therefore the next time I have a negative emotion I am only to allow it to be.  I am only to be present with that emotion instead of telling and retelling a story about this emotion  Rethinking or retelling a story only keeps the emotion alive, and unfortunately our bodies cannot differentiate between thoughts and actual events, meaning that if a bad situation arises and we rethink that situation over and over again, the body thinks the situation is actually happening.  Doing this only creates unnecessary stress on the body, which could very well create illness.

So here I have it.  Just another form of presence I need to bring into my life.  I love working on me.  I have become one of my favorite projects.  ☺

With much love

Michele ♥

 

 

The Loves of My LIfe

Published April 22, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

It is positively heart breaking to see people “rehoming” their pets.  I guess I just don’t get it.  I have two cats and they are my precious babies.  I would not rehome them.  If I couldn’t have them where I was living I would rehome myself first.

I wish I had the room to take them all in.  It is very unfortunate.  People, please think long and hard before getting a pet.  They should be looked at as one of your children, not a thing that can be discarded when they are no longer convenient.  They have feelings and contrary to what most people believe, animals do think.  They do have anxiety and depression when things are out of sorts for them.

Below are pictures of my babies.  The older one was abandoned and moved in with us a couple of years ago.  He came to me at a time when I needed him the most.  My landlord didn’t allow pets and threatened to kick us out if we didn’t get rid of him, so we moved.  Simply as that.  He needed us and we needed him, and we were not about to abandon him as well.  The little one’s name is Tootsie.  We adopted her from the animal shelter when she was about 10 weeks old.  This picture shows her ride home from the shelter.

They both mean the world to me, and it is perfectly OK if you want to call me the crazy cat, I wear that label with pride.  ☺

 

A Quick How-Do-Ya-Do

Published April 21, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

imagesIt has been such a long few days.  I have been a bit under the weather.  I am not one to succumb to the common cold but this one kicked my butt.  I ended up having to suck it up and go to the doctors, this morning.  Turns out I have an acute case of bronchitis, and ear infection and sore throat, nothing a little antibiotic wont take care of.

I have been missing my WordPress community and thought it was about time to get in here and post a short entry as to my where-abouts.

I hope everyone had an amazing Easter and enjoyed time with their loved ones.

Day 4: Finding Love

Published April 17, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Once again, what can I say, today’s meditation was amazing.  It is entitled “Finding Love” and the centering thought for the day is “My love and compassion are within”.  It left me feeling loved, loved by my myself.  There is no greater love, than unconditional love for oneself.  There are times that I will become down on myself for something I may have said or done that could have been handled better.  From now on I will inhale with love and forgive myself as I would anyone else in my life.

Today I am going to do things a little differently.  Instead of going to the gym I am going to put on my headphones and some upbeat music and do some cooking and deep cleaning.  I am going to prepare some meals for a later time.  I miss cooking.  It’s been quite sometime since I have taken the time to enjoy it so this morning is the time.

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I have spent the better part of two hours accomplishing a ton.  I have cleaned my bathroom, cooked some meals and danced to Michael Jackson on Pandora.  I feel amazing.  What a spectacular morning.  Now, this weekend I don’t have to spend time doing these things.  Maybe, just maybe, the weather will allow us to get out to the nature center and enjoy some peaceful time in the woods.

Well I am off now to finish up chapter four in A New Earth.  I am a bit behind in my reading.  Sunday, Eckhart and Oprah will be reviewing Chapter five, so I better get on it.  ☺  I hope you all have a blessed day.

With much love

Michele ♥

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