“Your hopes and dreams are always alive within you.”
As you grow older you’ve probably found that your childhood hopes and dreams haven’t materialized. Instead, coping with the problems of everyday living has replaced those dreams. Schedules and responsibilities have fogged your vision.
Now is the time to look back at your childhood ambitions and find the inner strength and courage to make them realities. Maybe not every single ambition you once had but at least one or two that really matter.
It’s never too late to make your hopes and dreams come true. You may have to work hard, but if you are persistent and press past the wall of doubt, you will be successful!
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: My hopes and dreams are alive within me.
Keep on reading to find out how to embrace your gratitude
Does this mean you need to get everyone else on board and teach them all to be grateful too? NO…
Does it mean that you need to run around constantly talking about how grateful you are about everything in a bragging and proving way? NO…
When you are authentically grateful – you accept your gratitude without feeling that you should hide it. You stand in it confidently and claim it without screaming it at people. You appreciate that you are making a specific choice about how you want to look at your life and that it is your birth right to feel incredibly grateful even if others don’t share that point of view.
Life is a gift my friends – you have every right to feel grateful for this gift. Allow yourself your gratitude – there is something to be grateful for in every single moment. There is nothing to be ashamed of, there is nothing to feel guilty about – you deserve to feel grateful – your abundance depends on it.
And when you choose the path of gratitude, you allow yourself to see and really FEEL how grateful you are for every unique thing about you, for every opportunity and lesson, for every interaction, for every laugh, for every sunrise and sunset, for every moment you are human and have to get back on track, for your body, your mind, your spirit, for every single breath.
And when you choose this path and embrace it as your right – you raise the vibration within you and around you and you live as an example of the choice we ALL have the power to make. And you honor the gift that life is.
You will have ups and downs and ebb and flow and it is all beautiful because it is all the experience of life. When you allow yourself to see and feel the beauty around you and within you – you free yourself up to manifest the life you truly desire.
Give yourself the gift of gratitude – embrace it – and when you forget, remember you are human and be grateful for that. What a glorious thing it is to feel grateful for all the gifts within you and around you – what a glorious thing it is to be around someone in gratitude.
Gratitude Guilt By Kristen Howe
Gratitude is an essential element when you want to raise your vibration. You hear about how important it is at every turn. I personally talk about it all the time and it is a major part of many of my programs. So, here’s the crazy thing that I want to share with you today – because I’m concerned you may be struggling with it and it actually may be sabotaging your manifesting…
What is it?
What? You heard me, and here is what seems to be happening with a lot of people…
They realize the importance of gratitude, so they decide to start incorporating it into their lives – and they make sure to take time for gratitude every day. At first it goes great – they feel better, they feel alive and aware of how much is in their lives that they can be grateful for that they weren’t even noticing before. They start to feel much more connected to the power of the moment. They even start to notice that during the rest of their day (not just during their gratitude sessions) they are seeing more and more things to be grateful for – big things and small things seem to leap out at them and they are excited by how amazing these new found gratitude glasses feel.
The gratitude guilt starts to creep in. And they start to think things like:
Well, I don’t want to make other people feel bad with all I have to be grateful for
It’s not fair that I am experiencing gratitude for my life while the people I love aren’t
My friends and family are going to judge me, so I’d better not share how grateful I am
I don’t want to rub anyone else’s nose in my gratitude
If I’m not struggling, then what I achieve isn’t valuable, and gratitude has eased my struggle, etc.
Does any of this sound familiar? And can you see why Gratitude Guilt sabotages manifesting?
Here’s the deal – when you start feeling gratitude for your life, you begin to see things completely differently. You see opportunity where you would only have seen struggle, you see how powerful you are because of the natural gifts you were born with, you begin to feel connected to the creative power of everything and therefore limitation starts to feel like an outdated concept.
All of that is AMAZING! And feeling grateful is not a crime – it is not something to hide or be ashamed of. When you are grateful you are celebrating your life – that doesn’t mean you are saying that your life is better than someone else’s. Every single one of us has something to be grateful for. So, when you choose gratitude – you choose to give your attention to everything good that is in your life (even those things that may seem to be wrapped up in negativity become something to be grateful for). So, you aren’t saying your life is better than anyone else’s, but you are acknowledging your power to choose gratitude. You are deciding that life is infinitely more fulfilling when you are paying attention to what is right instead of what is wrong.
“Take care of you!”
If you live inside an out-of-control schedule, like trying to cram three days of work into one, the personal toll is high. Undoubtedly, your stress levels are high and you feel overwhelmed.
It’s okay to slow down and pace yourself. The truth is you’ll accomplish more if you set a reasonable pace; one that you can maintain for the long run.
Don’t forget to schedule time to relax and refresh your body, soul, and spirit. Dinner with friends, a long walk or even a relaxing bubble bath will do wonders in letting go and grounding yourself.
You deserve balance in your life. It’s up to you to make it happen.
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: I live a balanced life.
“Unleash your creative power.”
Many of us do not see ourselves as naturally creative. We fail to recognize and appreciate our innate abilities. That’s because we hold limiting concepts of ourselves, and what it means to be creative. The thesaurus says that creativity is also originality, inspiration and imagination. That describes you, doesn’t it?
Whatever your calling is in life you have the ability to express creativity through it. Whether you want to improve your personal relationships, plant a garden, furnish a home, or cook a gourmet meal – all these avenues offer opportunities for inspired self-expression.
So, see yourself as original, inspired and imaginative. Then, unleash the creativity within and watch your attitude and accomplishments reach new heights you never thought imaginable.
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: I see myself as original, imaginative and inspired.
The sun sets in the evening with the promise that it will rise again tomorrow. I hope your wonderful day also comes to a close with the promise that it will be even more wonderful tomorrow. Good evening.