It is 9:41am. I have been up since 6am… Why? to force myself to a ginger/honey/lemon tea concoction for my flu.. I’ve been home for a week coughing, feeling hot and then cold, having a hard time breathing and feeling extremely fatigued… I feel restless, unsettled, and darn right cranky…
Its like a test from the UNIVERSE!!!
What do you do now Rosangel?
My first thought is… I have to be real with how I’m feeling. And as I type these words I hear a voice screaming inside my head… “I feel like SHIT!!!, I’m cranky, I am uncomfortable… boo boo boo boo boo bah hum bug….”
And this voice wants to continue singing/screaming the same old “Cranky Pants” song… and why not? it is not like I am lying, this is my truth right now… I FEEL LIKE CRAP… :-/
BUT my HIGHER VOICE tunes in… and she says… “You know what to do…”
Yes… this is true.. I do know what I can do… I can take small steps right now to feel better.
This morning I listened to an inspirational chat by Gabrielle Bernstein called “Awakening Your Authentic Power” and I also did a tuning fork sound healing on myself and I am feeling a shift… but one of the most profound ways I can feel better is by opening the door to gratitude…
Let me show you…
“Dear body, I am grateful for your beautiful intelligence… for showing me this week that I have been moving too fast and doing too much and that I needed to give you rest. I am grateful for my thoughts, for the time to be able to think, contemplate, rest, rest, rest, and rest. I am grateful for the challenge of pausing… Dear body you know me well… you know I’m a restless bird and I move around so much that I lose sight of when I am pushing my body too hard. I am grateful for the perfect reason to take a break from the world and the mundane and the over stimulating lifestyle of the city. I am grateful to be able to listen deeply to you and my/your true needs. I am grateful for the insight that I need more special time for me and my creative endeavors. And even though it has been a tough week on my body, I am grateful I have had a creative burst that I haven’t felt in a while. I am grateful to have experienced this again because it is what truly makes me happy. It is like coming home again. Thank you body for your infinite intelligence Please forgive me for running you too hard… You are not a machine. You are an instrument of divinity and my intention is to hold you sacred. I love you. Thank you.”
Immediately, I can feel a difference. I feel lighter and more content and I’m actually smiling. Yes!!!
Gratitude and Gentleness for me.
May you have a beautiful magical heartfelt day!
Join us on “The Gratitude Movement” on Facebook, which I founded in 2009. It is a mastermind of love, kindness, and appreciation. We celebrate 29 Days of Gratitude events. All are welcomed ;-)
From a recent article published in the New York Times called, “Choose to be Grateful. It will Make You Happier”
“This is not just self-improvement hokum. For example, researchers in one 2003 study randomly assigned one group of study participants to keep a short weekly list of the things they were grateful for, while other groups listed hassles or neutral events. Ten weeks later, the first group enjoyed significantly greater life satisfaction than the others. Other studies have shown the same pattern and lead to the same conclusion. If you want a truly happy holiday, choose to keep the “thanks” in Thanksgiving, whether you feel like it or not.” Arthur C Brook