There comes a time in life when you just need to rest.
No hurrying about. Not doing anything life changing.
Just spending time with yourself and resting…. your mind…. your body…. and your spirit.
If we don’t take the time to do this of our own accord from time to time the universe will take it out of our hands and force it upon us.
And so it was with me.
I now find myself in a place of resting. Continue reading

Listening to the Voice within

Most of us are familiar with Jiminy Cricket. He was the conscience of Pinocchio in Walt Disney’s adaptation of the story. We all have that voice within – or without – that talks to us. I’m not sure why Jiminy popped into my mind when I began this post but he’s kinda cute so I kept him.
My post is more about the voice within that speaks to you that isn’t your conscience. Continue reading

Gratitude for the things we overlook

This morning as I browsed my FB feed, I came across a meditation by Louise Hay. I thought I’d listen to it and see what it was like.
As far as meditations goes, it wasn’t too bad however what really caught my attention was the general focus of her words.
For those that are not aware of Louise Hay, she is very driven by gratitude. This is one of her teachings that I have readily adopted and I strive to incorporate into my daily life.
As I listened to Louise’s words this morning, she reminded me of the little things that we often overlook in life that we should have incredible gratitude for. Continue reading

Changing Your Life – Week 3

I’m sorry for the break in these posts. Between the internet down and then having grandchildren over to stay, my time has not really been spent on the computer.
Remember last time I said I was going to write in my gratitude journal each night. Sadly, that lasted less than a week. *sigh*
I am the worst person at remembering things. My doctor has given up on prescribing daily stuff for me and if she does it always comes with a stern lecture. lol
I have pulled out my gratitude journal once more and this time I am placing it by my bed. It will only take a minute or two each night so I am hoping that this plan works. Continue reading

Morning Meditation

This morning I lay on the floor and petted the Diva. She doesn’t allow this very often at all. I listened to her purr and remarked to the GG that I could meditate to that sound as it is so relaxing.
My current meditation background is Wayne Dyers “I Am” meditation. I breathe in say the words “I am xxxxxxx” and visualise this.
In recent times words have been coming to me. This morning as I began I prayed “what am I today Lord”?
The reply put me a little off balance “I am letting go”.
“Letting go of what?”
“Today you are letting go and trusting.”

So today as I head off to work I am letting go and letting God.
I’m not sure how that’s going to work out.

Peace and Stillness


I purchased some posters a few months ago on Peace and Zen Living and I have put a few up in my craft room and the spare room. The Tween finds some of these sayings funny.

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step

Lao Tzu

She read this one out and said “Well duh. You can’t walk anywhere unless you take a step first”. By jove I think she’s got it!

We cannot see our reflection in running water

It is only in still water that we can

Taoist proverb

To a Tween who has difficulty in keeping still and is always pirouetting or doing high kicks around the house, this was something she had difficulty in grasping. Looking at it literally she said “Of course there is no reflection in running water because it keeps moving”. I tried to explain its meaning but I don’t think she got it.

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear

Zen saying

The Tween response to this “Well that’s obvious. If you don’t shut up, you won’t hear anything”. I think she’s got this one too. 🙂 With that in mind, I’m not sure though that she will get the saying about Peace in my graphic.

How difficult it is to remain peaceful and calm when all around you is noise – particularly at this time of the year. The pace tends to become so frantic as people rush to complete things before year’s end. Add in the social engagements and other commitments and it begins to spiral out of control at times. Take time throughout the coming days to take a few deep breaths, calm your heart and close your eyes and be still.

Have a blessed day 🙂