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This is where you'll find my musings on Gratitude, Inspiration, Stillness and Awe…. "Transform your thoughts, transform your life"

Happy New Year!! December 31, 2010

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As the evening descends and we begin to think of the year that has passed be it spectacular or not or maybe even in between; I invite you to sit in the peace of the moment and reflect on the beauty of what has been.

Now I invite you to find 3 things to be grateful for…..

Now find 3 more things…..

Now 3 more….

Now I invite you to take a deep cleansing breath and take these marvelous gifts into the New Year because if you are able to find things to be Grateful for there will be more to be Grateful for!!!

 

Happy Abundant New Year!!

Love and Light!!

Sarah

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas… December 24, 2010

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

By Clement Clarke Moore

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

 

The Who of You… December 23, 2010

What would happen if we all decided to leave ourselves alone and simply show up… with ALL of who we are and our so-called “stuff?  I for one hope that we all have some stuff because the older we get the more we have.  It is what makes us human and fallible and conscious.  Without it we wouldn’t be our rich full intricate selves… Think of it as a Jackson Pollock life.  The more intricate the paint splatter the more interesting we become.  So what if we allowed ourselves to be vulnerable, open with out all the obfuscation of the thoughts of what we “Should”be?

There’s that word again… should. We all have moments of piling a lot of should on ourselves but again… Breathe stay in the moment and ask yourself what might you be frightened of as to allow yourself to not show up authentically. I have an idea!! Live a so-called expressionists life!! And what I mean by that is be brave!! Throw some paint around! We might not be Mr. Pollock but our lives might be expressionally fun!

Be Bold! Be Brave!

Love and Light

S

 

Peace on Earth December 21, 2010

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I grew up listening to Johnny Mathis, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby and Christmas.  I loved when one of my favorites was thrown into the mix.  Enjoy!!

Love and Light

Sarah

 

 

 

 

What Makes You Show Up? December 13, 2010

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We all have our own sense of value and our own sense of importance but What really makes you show up?  I find the topic of perceived value fascinating.  What makes Nike sneakers more desirable than say keds? What makes a high fashion model more desirable than say a print model.  What makes an Aston Martin more valuable than say a Kia? Perceived Value.  It even goes so far as What makes E-harmony more valuable than Match.com? Perceived value.  It comes right down to paying more money for something.  That “thing” might actually not be worth more but you simply might be paying more money for it.

Let’s look at the Nike sneaker that’s made in China that they, the manufacturer pays very little for but we the consumer pay quite a bit for and hence believe that it is quite valuable. Specifically next to the inexpensive keds sneaker.  That can be taken down the line from how much money something is to how attractive something is.  Our society is built on Perceived Value.

So I ask you… What are your true values or core values?  How do you want people to know you?  On perceived value or true depth of character.  True quality and following your path?

 

Magic During the Season… December 8, 2010

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As the holidays are upon us and we enter the season that I happen to adore I begin to wonder how we can stay in a place of magic and joy and stay away from the stress of it all…  Now I was one of those kids who believed in Santa Clause until I was 12…now don’t judge. 😀  but it makes me wonder how I, we can regain that childhood sense of magic that happens during this season.  For me it happens the moment I see my first Christmas commercial and I don’t even care if it is before Halloween.  So what does this all mean… this season? I don’t know if I can get to it in this one blog post but if it’s an amalgamation of the birth of Christ, Yule and the Winter Solstice, Chanukah and Kwanzaa it’s one potent period.

When I think of the holidays I think of a time that best exemplifies compassion, unconditional love and hope… Hope. There is something about the word hope that encapsulates the season. Like hoping for Santa to arrive! Or hoping for the first snow fall! OR hoping for a warm beach as I tend to during this cold weather.  Hoping for family to come home for the holidays….

Hope.

So I guess we stay in that place of magic and joy by staying hopeful….. What do you hope for this holiday?  Is is too much to hope for peace?  How can you be more gentle not only to others but to yourself during this season?

So I hope for you a gentle, loving, peaceful holiday.

 

Love and White Twinkling Lights

Sarah

 

The Who of You… December 6, 2010

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How do you want to show up in a relationship? We all have stuff. The older we get the more we have. I would hope so. That means we’ve lived. It’s How we show up, that is the question that I have…. Is it with Loving kindness and compassion or is it stuck and immovable? How do you show up in the world? There are so many books out there telling us as woman what to do and not do to “get” a man verses simply being our authentic selves. Same goes for men because they love “bitches” don’t ya know. But in actuality we all don’t have to be anything other than Who we organically are… that goofy, awkward, gorgeous whoever we are, self.

You know that old saying, “If it’s the right relationship you can’t do anything wrong and if it’s the wrong relationship, you can’t do anything right” Now I don’t speak in right or wrongs (because it just is) but there is some validity to this expression. If you are living in your authentic shoes so to speak, it really doesn’t matter what you do because you are living compassionately towards yourself and others. Hence living a full authentic life when the person comes along that fits just so the puzzle pieces will fit together!

Love and Light

 

 
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