I keep getting this odd notion that there is something I am supposed to be doing. Something bigger than what I am doing now. I am not sure what this could be but I am open and ready for my sign. I am ready to move into a more meaningful stage in my life.
I am beginning to feel out-of-place in my own life. It’s a strange feeling which I thought could possibly be PMS 😀 but now, I am not so sure. I am sure of one though, when it is time to make a change, God will let me know in no uncertain terms.
I also know that with major change comes what may appear to be adversity but is actually what is needed to thrust us forward. I am ready and strong enough to handle it. Let the games begin.
In late November I created a vision board. I hung it in my living room, and on it I posted pictures that would promote the creation of balance in my life. I didn’t post anything material. The only thing that matter to me was my overall health, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Unbeknownst to me I was creating an intention. I made my desires known to the universe, and at the same time I didn’t change anything in my life to bring about this change. I figured I would think about it after the first of the year. I would allow myself to enjoy the holidays, and that I did.
It was less than a week later that I no longer had the desire to smoke. It was like I was just over it. Quitting wasn’t hard because the desire to do it left me somehow. Then for Christmas I got a tablet from my son and husband. I have never been much of a reader, but something inside of me was craving knowledge. I had no idea what to read so I decided to start with the first book that struck me. I began a journey to find out who I am and why I think and feel the way I do. Why do I imprison myself with so many addictions. Just before New Years I decided to quit drinking. It wasn’t like I thought about it at all I just became enlightened to the fact that it wasn’t fun anymore. It was actually just the opposite it became almost painful. So, as you can see my intentions and desires are rapidly coming to fruition over just a short period of time.
At the beginning of the year I was nearly three hundred pounds. I knew I needed help, but what I have always done was not working. I would diet and lose weight, however my staying power was only three months. I always started out strong but essentially after three months I would go the other way and slowly but surely put the weight back on plus some. So instead of forcing myself to eat a certain way or workout, which I am not exactly a fan of to begin with I just began to journal all of my thoughts and feelings and read as much as I could on how to transform the mind. How to detoxify my thoughts, and almost Instantly I began to lose weight. Something inside of me was choosing healthy foods and inspiring me to walk and move my body more. Inspiring me to learn more about me. Over the next few months I went from a size twenty-four to a size sixteen with the greatest ease I have ever experienced.
Now that I am able to see the big picture I can see that I simply allowed the universe to take care of the details by practicing the law of least effort and detaching myself from the outcome. The universe and/or God , if you will, has created a path of healing for me. I am so grateful for that and to know that there is a cosmic intelligence especially designed for each of us specifically.
Finally the most amazing aspect of the journey was the introduction to meditation through Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge. It couldn’t have come at a better time. It seemed to not only pull everything together but open up an entire new world for me. It allowed me to just be. To embrace the silent witness from within. It allowed me to recognized the thoughts and feelings that were coming from my ego, and the peace that lives within my consciousness.
Meditation has now become a passion of mine. It has opened me up to understand all the different aspects for creating balance in my life such as getting the proper amount of sleep, filling my body with the proper nutrition, and providing my mind with only the best quality thoughts.
Today, I intend on doing a walking meditation. I intend on using nature to create balance for myself today. I also intend on giving my work my all while being aware of any and all learning situations. I intend on nourishing my body with only the cleanest foods and my mind with only the most nurturing thoughts. Lastly, I intend on being encouraging and grateful throughout.
Today I intend on spending my last day off enjoying the peace and preparing for my week. I intend on using my time wisely getting out to walk while the weather is perfect for walking. I intend on spending some quality time working on my favorite project, me. I also intend on doing some direct writing so as to clean my mind of all unnecessary repetitive thoughts. Finally, I intend on loving me throughout.
Today I intend on being productive and sticking to my healthy boundaries. I intend on putting an end to weekend self-abuse. I intend on eating healthy, thinking healthy and moving my body. I also intend on making a schedule of activities and sticking to it. Finally, I intend on practicing self-love in all aspects of my life.
Today I intend on doing nothing. I am literally just going to allow the day to go the way it is naturally intended to go. I am relaxed and ready to face the day open and excited at the endless possibilities. I intend on enjoying the repetition of my job and just being one with the moment. I intend on being peaceful and content throughout.
Today I intend on practicing my awareness by being super conscious of my surroundings and the people in it. I intend on expanding my world view by making a mental note of everything within my visual path. I also intend on being ultra aware of any thoughts and feelings that should surface during times of super awareness. Finally, I intend on flowing effortlessly from moment to moment noticing the lesson in each.
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For quite some time now I have written my daily intentions in my personal journal. I found that doing this actually set the stage for the day. I put a lot of thought into my daily intentions, they come from the heart and a lot of times from my higher self. Each morning just before meditation I ask for the right words to express how I want to live my day. I don’t force the words. I Meditate and continue on with my morning “to do’s” until I know what it is I want to do and exactly how I want to express it.
It is not enough to just think to yourself what it is you want to do. You actually need to write it down to solidify it and make it part of you. The rest is very simple, just go on about your day, but be sure to be open and flexible. Often times we not only decide what it is we want to do but how it is to be done. This is not our concern, we only need to be passionate with our intent and move on. We don’t have to put in so much effort, all we have to do is have the ability to go with the flow, and let the universe decide how you are going to get there.
Today my intentions are to be rooted deeply in preparation. I intend on enjoying each and every minute of my last day off. I intend on preparing for my week ahead so as to take the pressure off by preparing healthy meals, as well as the outfits I will wear. I also intend being productive and energetic finding the time to dance, read, and learn something new. Finally, I intend on spending the day with feelings of peace, love, and joy.