How to accept myself

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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 ❤

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.  🙂

This, That and Some Other Stuff

Published December 25, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Three years ago today I wrote and published my first blog post, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  We probably got a laptop that year too.  This years laptop was a gift from my myself to my husband.  Of course what’s his is mine and vice versa, he can play his bingo and I can blog and follow my other passion of learning new things.

I am so excited about what 2015 has in store for me and my family.  Monday I have no doubt the I will accomplish some big things this coming years, and I feel like my  boys are going to make huge strides in there lives.  I couldn’t be more proud of them and all they have become.

In the more recent future, I have an appointment at the bariatric center to see the dietitian.  Fun, fun…..  This means I will have to be weighed.  Weighing, for me, is counter productive.  I like to gauge my progress by how I feel, mentally, physically, and emotionally.  If I am living joyfully, feeling connected to everyone and everything I am living a full life.  All of this made possible by simply maintaining my healthy boundaries and practicing my personalized eight components to a happier, healthier me.

  • Proper Nutrition
  • Body Movement
  • Sleep
  • Hydration
  • Meditation
  • Love
  • Gratitude
  • Journal Writing

Yes, the components have grown since my last post.  It wasn’t that I added them to my life because all of the above have been a part of my life for some time now, it’s that I didn’t realize how important each and everyone of them were, until a journal writing session brought out the importance of each of them, independently and collectively.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.  Believe that the best is yet to come and you will be right.  Believe that you are a magnet for Miracles and you will be.  Believe you are a blessing to all because you are.

❤ Michele

Five Compents to a Happy, Healthy MIchele

Published December 8, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

I have identified five components needed to maintain a happy, healthy, balanced life.

  • Proper Nutrition
  • Body Movement
  • Sleep
  • Hydration
  • Meditation

So that is it.  Simple and easy to follow.  I am not obsessive about exercise but I recognize the need my body has to move.  Therefore, I simply dance thirty minutes in the morning and again in the evening.  It’s not asking a lot of myself.

I am sure to get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night.  I drink a minimum of seventy-four ounces of water each day, and I am sure to eat nutrient rich roods, which allows me to keep my energy level on high and mind clear and focused.

Finally, I take twenty minutes each day to meditate.  This allows my mind to widen the gap between my thoughts, which gives me the gift of freedom.

Yesterday while journal writing an instantaneous thought came forward that asked “how will you continue to live this way?  How will you ever live a normal life having to follow all of these components?”  My answer to this nonsensical thought is; only when I am following these components am I truly living.

♥Michele

It’s Time to Shake Things UP

Published June 2, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

I am going to approach life in a different way for a bit.  I think it is about time that I shake things up.  I am going to focus my attention on becoming a fully conscious human being.  I am going to do what I can to create a balance between the Being that I am and the human that I am.  By that I mean to live my life fulfilling my responsibilities while being fully aware.  I want nothing more than to learn to live my life as a conscious person.

I want to experience that magic that life has to offer when living it in pure consciousness.  I am fully aware of the spirit within myself at this time, as I write.  Instead on using my focus to try to do “the right thing”, such as, making healthy choices.  It occurred to me that if I learn to live my life consciously I wont have to “try” to do anything.  The right things and the right opportunities will just present themselves clearly.  This is my mission.  I know that it will take some practice, but I just so happen to think enough of myself to take the time.

Living consciously will diminish worry and bring about moments of synchronicity that I also like to call miracles, this I know.  Therefore, for the next week I am going to pay close attention to what I am thinking, if any thoughts seem like junk, or should I say, serve no purpose, I will dismiss them immediately and concentrate on my breath.  As I know that the breath is the key to being present.

I will notice how it feels when the air enters my body, how my chest and stomach rise with the inhalation and fall with the exhalation.  I will notice how, with each breath, I will be filled with love and compassion and release stress and negativity.  During this time I will record any and all moments of synchronicity that shall become known to me.

Oh, and I almost forgot.  ☺  Below are some pictures that I took over the weekend.  I was blessed with a beautiful weekend filled with family, fun and laughter.

 

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 ♥

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 ♥

Day 1: Finding Security

Published April 14, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

OWN_OMag_Comp_2014_2Feb_Deepak.R6_JustPhotoToday is day one of Oprah and Deepak’s Meditation Experience.  If you have yet to sign up, please do so.  It is an amazing experience, and it is free.  It will help to bring your life into the flow of the universe that we all need and crave.  It will allow you to feel grounded from the inside which is an absolutely amazing feeling.  You will no longer need outside stimuli to feel grounded.  I myself tend to turn to food when I am not feeling grounded.  Meditation has been of great help to me in this area.

Today’s centering thought is “My security and peace are within”.  Simply taking twenty minutes a day for yourself will change your life in ways you couldn’t imagine.  If you have to get up a little early to fit it in, do it.  It will enhance your life after the very first session.  You will find peace and love for yourself that you never knew existed.  Situations that normally cause you stress will melt away right before your eyes.  Unnecessary thoughts that seem to crop up to badger you, will disappear.  Fear of uncertainty will diminish and uncertainty will become excitement for life.

You are the most important person in your life.  Take the time to love and nurture yourself.  It is not selfish to take care of you, because when you take care of you everyone around you will benefit.  You will become a beacon of love.  You will emanate peace and contentedness that will flow from you to those around you.  So, if you want to better take care of your family and friends, do this for them.  They deserve it, don’t you think?

That been said, I am off to hit the gym before work.  I have had the best weekend ever with my loves, and I am ready for a peaceful day at the office.  I hope you all enjoy your Monday.  ☺  Here are a few pictures we took while out enjoying our adventurous Saturday together with my son and granddaughter.

 

 

I Feel Blessed and Reborn

Published April 11, 2014 by Stuff My Brain Thinks
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I noticed that my mind was much quieter this morning during my morning meditation session.  I think when I make poor choices as far as what I put in my mouth it causes my mind to become overactive and judgey.  I am about to head into the weekend with the intention of being fully present and conscious, throughout.  If I feel myself become board or looking for something outside of myself, I am going to know right away that I have slipped back into an unconscious state of awareness.  The very minute I become aware of it I am going to take the time to sit in the stillness and simply notice the aliveness of my inner body.  Nothing brings us back to the present moment like feeling the inner vibration of every cell in the body.

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Weekends are always tough but this one is going to be different.  We are calling for decent weather which means we will get outside and enjoy a bit of nature.  As Jill and I walked home from work yesterday it was amazing to see nature coming alive, once again.  There were already a few vibrantly green blades of grass peaking through the brown.  We even noticed a flower bed that was coming up, tulips I believe Jill said.

Nature is the ultimate source of reincarnation.  After the dreadfully cold winter we are all blessed to be able to see all of God’s creations slowly come back to life.  I can’t wait to get out there and enjoy every minute of it.  Being that I live on the Canadian border, it is inevitable that the seasons will come and they will go, so it is up to us to get out and enjoy it whenever we can.

Spring is here.  I can hear the birds outside singing and playing.  What an amazing sound.  I know that I intend on making the most of every minute, of every day.  For me, this winter served as a lesson to take advantage of the warm weather, the sun, the warm soft breeze as it blows through the trees.  We are free to roam the earth once again without fear of freezing.  I, myself, feel reincarnated.

 

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