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Chain of Kindness

Published April 17, 2015 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

ellendegeneresbekindtooneanotherquoteHow many of us take the time to look for ways to be kind to one another?  Since adding Ellen DeGeneres to my morning ritual, it has become glaringly apparent, that today I need to get out there and find more ways to be kind.  Most people equate being kind with giving out money.  Unfortunately in today’s world a lot of us just don’t have money to give away, but to be kind doesn’t have to be about money.

To be kind is to simply be aware of the people around you.  Does someone in your office need a hug or an uplifting word today?  If so, give them what they need.  Does an elderly lady in the grocery store need help reaching something that is out of reach for her?  If so, step up with a smile and help out.  There are so many ways we can spread kindness.  If you are shy or feel awkward about approaching people, you can always give them a silent blessing, a silent hug, a smile.

I am making it my mission to find someone, anyone to be kind to wherever I go this weekend.  I don’t have a lot in the way of money, but I will be carrying around a few extra $10 bills this weekend to, maybe pay for someone’s morning coffee.  Or maybe I’ll buy a bouquet of flowers and knock on a random door and give them away.  I don’t know what I am going to do just yet, but I am going to have fun with this one.11075301_421805407944422_46692999404650623_n

I would like to make kindness one of my missions in life.  I am ready to make a difference.  I am ready to spread a little joy in hopes that even the tiniest act of kindness will be passed on to someone else.  It’s time that we all make a commitment to create a chain of kindness across the world.

If you find the urge to be a part of this chain of kindness please let me know what idea’s you have to spread love and compassion around the world.  Please stop by my Facebook page and tell me what your planning or how you have raised someone up or maybe how someone has raised you up.  I am excited about the possibilities.

That been said, I am off to get on with my day.  May you all have a blessed and safe weekend.

With much Love and Light

Michele ❤

Waking up in Northern NY

Spiritual Enlightenment and Icky Emotions

Published April 15, 2015 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Does being awakened and enlightened mean that we never get angry, sad or annoyed?  I don’t think so.  God made us with an array of emotions, lets use them.  What kind of person walks around happy all of the time.  I mean, I am happy quite a lot but when something happens to annoy or anger me, the people in my life don’t know what to do.edf98fc94bd66505855f0f5b3e1259ee

Because it is so out of character for me to be anything but happy and uplifted these days it seems if I do have an off couple of hours it throws everyone else off as well.  This is precisely what happened yesterday.  I am working alone this week because my secretary is in Florida and wouldn’t you know it, this is the week one of our most important printers goes down for a couple of hours.

By the end of the whole ordeal I’m not going to lie, I was a bit frustrated, nothing serious, just a bit agitated to have to deal with this issue while I am working alone.  However, on the bright side, I had a hunch that I should test the printer at like two o’clock in the afternoon, which is about two hours before I needed to use it.  Had I not listened to my intuition I would have gotten backed up at the end of the day, held the boys up from loading the trucks and the worst, I would have gotten out of work late.  But It all turned out well because I did listen to my intuition, did the test print, discovered it wasn’t working, and the rest is history.

I want to say thank you to my spiritual team for giving me the information to check the printer out, and I want to thank myself for listening and following that information.  Turns out the Ethernet cable came loose.  Chalk one up to the all-knowing!  

Today is a new day.  I am open and ready to move through this day with grace.  I am ready to flow with what is and to be open and receptive to the hints and messages from my spiritual advisers.

My Daily Affirmations:

  • I am open and receptive to the good and abundance of the universe.
  • I talk less and listen more.  I give people the gift of being fully present with them.

Happy Hump day my friends.  Life is what you think it…

Michele ❤

Getting the Answers

Published April 2, 2015 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

I love getting validation.  During my journal writing I sometimes like to do something, I call Guided writing.  ThIMG_1832e G is capitalized because the Guided represents messages from my spiritual team.  All of my angels and spirit guides that are helping me move through life in such an effortless way are there for me whenever I need them.

In the picture you will see how after answering my question they gently reminded me that there is no question that I do not have the answer for.  Meaning that everything I need to know is already within me, I simply need to ask.

Anyway, not even a minute later Sonia Choquette, on Hay House Radio mentioned asking your angels and spirit guides questions and writing the answer.  This was just the validation I needed for today!

Every morning I ask; what is my message for the day?   And every day I get that message in such an uplifting way.

Life is certainly sweet.

The world is full of kind people, if you can’t find one, be one.

Thank You, All You Blogsters

Published March 30, 2015 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Good morning all you amazing blogsters.  I felt compelled to come in and simply offer a good morning to you all, with much love and adoration.  May we all recognize ourselves for what we are and that is giving beings willing to share our lives in the hopes to somehow make a difference to someone, somewhere.

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That is the beauty of the internet.  Sometimes we feel really small in the world.  Sometimes we wonder how we can possible make a difference from our tiny little corner of the world.  That is where the internet comes in pretty handy.  We have the ability to lift a person up who we’ve never met.  We have the ability to commit random acts of kindness with our words to anywhere in the world.

Get up right now and take a look in the mirror and really appreciate the goodness you see.  We are all changing the world one person at a time.  That person being ourselves.  Express your love and appreciation for you!  Because you are making a difference just by being you.

It was brought to my attention this weekend that the greatest service any of us can offer the world is that of living a conscious, loving life.  I also learned that I am responsible for the vibration I emit, therefore, I choose to be vibrationally high, emitting only loving, kindness.

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing

Michele

God?

Published March 2, 2015 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

It’s been a while since I have actually posted a blog, and since there have been some things swimming around in that mind of mine, I figured I would release them to the blogosphere.

So here it goes.  I was born and raised a Catholic.  I spent six years in Catholic school and my family are still Church going Catholics to this day.  As for me, well, I have different beliefs as an adult.  Don’t get me wrong the six years I spent in Catholic school were the best.  I remember the sticky rice and thick bread we had for lunch.  Oh and lets not forget the bagged milk.  Ahhh the memories.

I loved the nuns and singing in Church.  I loved the togetherness I felt going there but I don’t actually recall obsorbing much knowledge about God and the bible except that most of what I did would probably land me in hell one day.  I knew I was a sinner so it was just something I accepted.

I spent several years of my young life in Church two and three times a week.  I have fulfilled my Church going for a life time, in my opinion.  I do not look down at people who believe in the bible or going to Church.   Our beliefs are our own and each person’s belief is their truth.  There are so many different ways to worship.  There is no right one.  They are all right.

If I could explain my views on God to my family I would say, to me, God is everything.  God is the universe and when I speak of the Universe I speak of God.  God lives within us all and to worship God, to me is to worship myself.  I personally do not believe that God can be contained in the skin of man.  I believe that deity was created because most people need to have something physical to focus on.  It is a representation of what God is but not who He is.  As far as the bible is concerned it was written by man, so I have my doubts there.   And frankly, my God is a loving God.  A lot of the stories in the bible just do not represent what God is to me.

God is the all seeing, all knowing force that created the world.  God is the trees just before winter as they die and those same trees as they find life again in the spring.  God is inanimate and ever moving.  God is the life force within us all and that which connects us all.  God is indescribable.

Just know this, everything is life is based on reciprocity.  Whatever you give you get.  If you want to worship the Universe/God do right by yourself and all the people you come in contact with.  Be responsible for the vibration you give off to the world.  Love is the creation of all things so just love your way through life and you cant go wrong.

So in conclusion, I would say to my family.  I know we don’t see eye to eye on this subject but we are all about love, so lets just agree that we are different and love each other, be a family and move forward.  No judgments on either side.  🙂

Looking Back

Published January 15, 2015 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

“Look back upon your life and ask: What up to now have you truly loved, what has raised your soul, what ruled it and at the same time made you happy? Line up these objects of reverence before you, and see how they form a ladder on which you have so far climbed up toward your true self.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Getting to know me on a deep level has raised my soul and at the same time has made me happy. It is a passion of mine to get to know me layer by layer.
  • Meditation is something I truly love and has also raised my soul and helped me to find my internal bliss.
  • Helping people by listening to their problems without adding my opinions.
  • Blogging raises my soul and makes me feel fulfilled. I only wish I had more to write about.  Topics that will truly benefit my readers.
  • Being in my home in the peace and contentedness of my sanctuary makes me feel close to my soul. A connection between the human that I am and the being.
  • I love working with numbers. Working in the office I am at right now makes me feel happy and content.
  • I love to cook healthy meals. Nutritionally sound meals.  Love myself meals.
  • I love music. Its strikes me deep in my soul.
  • I love writing. I journal write daily as a means to sort out my thoughts and to gain insight into myself.
  • I love increasing my spiritual growth aka: growing in self-awareness
  • I love living a positive life, a life of surrender and flexibility.
  • I love walking in nature on a warm summer’s day

A Little Bit of This a Little Bit of That

Published October 5, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Tomorrow I have my nutritional review class at the bariatric center in Saranac.  I have completed all the test and jumped through all of the hoops to have this surgery done.  Now, I am waiting for approval from my insurance company.  I am very fortunate to have really good insurance, and I don’t foresee any issues or have any doubts that I will be approved but the wait is still hard.  I keep telling myself that it cannot happen until the precise time it is supposed to happen. It’s kind of like being pregnant, only it’s the birth of a new chapter in my life.

On a another note, the other day I downloaded the HAYHOUSE app on my phone.  It is free and offers many great classes on spiritual growth and manifesting a positive, happy life.  I urge anyone who is reading this to check it out.  I watched the streaming class with Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson.  It was called, You Can Create An Exceptional Life.

While watching they offered an exercise to try to prove that what we think is what we get.  This exercise is simple, first picture something in your mind, for example, I pictured a stack of money, and then simply let it go.  Picture it again a few seconds later and then again after that.  Each time seeing it in your mind and then letting it go.  After that go about your day and pay attention to see how long it takes the universe to show you exactly what you had pictured.

I did this experiment that night while lying in bed watching TV.  I pictured a stack of money three times just as they instructed.  Not a minute later a commercial came on for a food sealer that showed a sealed stack of money.  I was amazed.  I realized more than ever that I had to be sure to think the best quality thoughts so I can have the best quality life.screen568x568

Louise and Cheryl also talked a little bit about asking and receiving what it is you want for your life.  They stated to ask out loud what it is you want and the universe will meet you where ever you are to help you achieve it.  I thought ok, I can do that, that’s easy so I asked out loud; how can I lose two and a half pounds by Monday morning (my next appointment at the bariatric center).  I simply asked it and went about my business.

I noticed throughout the day I chose foods higher in protein, I drank a lot of water and did some dancing.  All of this happened without any effort from me, meaning I didn’t have to make myself do any of it.  The weekends are the hardest times for me.  I tend to be unproductive and over eat, so I am feeling pretty good about this.  Anyway this morning I woke up having lost a pound and a half.  Can I get a hell yea?  I only have one more pound to go.

I bet you can guess what I did this morning, I got up, meditated and asked the question out loud; What do I have to do to lose one pound by tomorrow morning?  Being that it’s Sunday I am feeling pretty confident that this is going to happen.

Today is the day I prepare for the upcoming week.  I cook meals and prepackage them into individual containers for lunches and dinners.  I get my clothes out and I clean the house.  I am 100% certain that when I wake up tomorrow I will be the exact weight I need to be to appease the center.

The scale and I have become friendly these past couple of months, as I have had to watch my weight very closely during this process.  I had to be sure not to gain and if I did lose it could only be a few pounds so as to keep me with in the guide lines to be approved for surgery.  It’s been a learning experience.  One that I have fully enjoyed.  Hopefully this week will be my week and I will get the approval notice.

I ask the out loud; What do I have to do to get approved for surgery this week? 

Another Aha Moment

Published October 1, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

I realized this morning that my quest for consciousness is something I must consciously do.  I actually have to put thought behind it and be ultra aware of my thoughts.  Slowly but surely I have evolved from a deeply unconscious person to a person that is now self-aware and I did it by setting my intentions on it.

I am now aware of the thoughts that are occurring in the background of my life.  The thoughts that can and will cause deep bouts of depression if left uncensored.  I imagine that most of my old conditioned thinking is a build up of many, many past situations and challenges, and my perception of them.  Life changed dramatically when I first heard that I didn’t have to believe or follow every thought.  That thoughts are the ego’s way of taking care of us in it’s own destructive, sometimes abusive way.

Hearing that simple statement from, I believe, Eckhart Tolle, created a separation between thought and awareness for me.  It became the opening I needed to change my life.  Slowly but surely I would hear a negative thought come into my mind.  I was aghast at the mean things I was telling myself.  I also came to realize it was all lies.  It is absolutely clear to me today why I was so depressed.  Why wouldn’t I be, considering I was living with a constant badgering so harsh I wouldn’t dare speak the words out loud.

Anyway, my point is, if I don’t get up each and every day, meditate and set my intentions, I will once again be sucked into life’s craziness.  Without even realizing it, I could become unconscious once again.  I have been there and done that, no thank you.  I am taking back my life.

So today I intend on embracing the uncertainty.  I am excited at all the new adventures that will come before me.  I intend to be conscious enough to see the signs of the universe or God.  To be aware enough to notice the synchronistic moments that will happen today every day.

I am going to continue to use positive affirms because when we have desires and intentions the universe rises up to help us realize them.

Back From the Abyss

Published September 26, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

This blog post is prompted by Southernhon You never know what a few kind words can do for a person.

Unfortunately, I just haven’t had the urge to blog these past few months.  Life got in the way, as it often does.  I stopped meditating for several months and gained forty pounds.  It was a tough time but I got through it and I am wiser for it.

A couple of months ago I started the process to get weight-loss surgery.  I am nearing the end of the process, and then it is the wait for the decision of the insurance company.  It has been a pretty cool process.  I have learned that I am healthy other than a little high blood pressure.  Since, for most of my life, I avoided doctors at all cost this, was a relief.

Anyway, I have, again started meditating again and have taken off ten pounds of the weight that I had gained.  I am happier and more well-balanced now.  I finally spiritually connected again.

I learned a lot through this last blockage, as I like to call it.  I learned that when I am immersed in life’s craziness I lose my connection to myself and others, as well as my connection to the universe.  I wasted the entire summer blocked and missed the beauty of nature.  Instead, I sat in darkness feeding my hunger for that connection with food.

I like to chalk these little things up to just another necessary lesson in the path of my life.  🙂  I finally feel as though I am able to see the light.  I feel better.  My energy is high and all things seem to be falling into place.

It feels amazing to post again, so thank you Southernhon for reaching out.  It was exactly what I needed.

♥ Michele

10 Days Until Operation Size 12 is in Full Affect

Published December 16, 2013 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

women's ideal body size for menSo here I sit feeling a little down because it is to cold to go to Curves and I feel like I have lost my way a little.  I mean I know that it is completely normal to lose it a little during the holiday season.  I get that, and I am so glad that it will all be a thing of the past in little over a week.  I cannot and will not beat myself up for eating unhealthy junk lately.  I am only human and it is what people seem to be conditioned to do at the holidays.  However, I do not want to live this way permanently, this I know.  I love all the energy associated with clean eating, and I love the focus and clarity of mind that I get from making healthy choices.

I am going to do my best to keep the unhealthy treats to a minimum for the next ten days or so, but next Wednesday evening all of the unhealthy foods and sugary treats will find their way into the trash, here at home and at work.  I will clean my house of all the Christmas decorations and get back to my normal routine.  I will put it all behind me for another year.  Thankfully, we do not do anything special for New Years so that holiday shouldn’t be an issue.

Nine days is not so bad considering I will be working most of them.  This week my only day off will be Saturday.  I’m not complaining.  I love my job, it’s my second home and it cuts down on the boredom from being home.  So here is my pledge.  On Thursday the twenty-six of December I will renew my healthy eating and move more.  I will put “Operation Size 12” into full affect.  I will make a commitment to myself to be good to me and to treat my body with the respect it deserves.

This is not the end of the story.  This is the beginning.  I am ready to put it into action.  I feel a vision board in my future.  🙂

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