PICKS FOR TODAY:
#1 – This is such a great idea. It’s something I picked up from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter, which is usually full of insightful, inspirational stuff. Try this for the next day or two and see what happens. It really DOES make a difference! Seems like a great process to start this Thanksgiving week….
THE WORLD DESIRES YOU
Jane Brunette, aka Flamingseed, suggests this game: Instead of being the one who does the desiring, imagine instead that everything desires you.
Your morning coffee really wants you to taste it.
The trees are yearning for you to notice the bright green of their leaves.
The breeze wants you to enjoy it’s soft touch on your cheek.
Even the ground under your shoes is waiting for you to notice the lively sensation it creates as you walk._
Suddenly, the world lights up — and so do you. When we feel wanted, it’s natural to feel enlivened in response. Our desire takes its rightful place as the fire of presence and enjoyment of what is, instead of the burning need to get what’s not here.
Doing this practice, we will derive satisfaction from a whole variety of ordinary things that we normally overlook, since our attention won’t be occupied with waiting for a specific object to please us. Now, there is no need to wait, because everything we encounter has satisfaction built into it. With desire spread out all over the world, its enlivening quality is no longer confined to one object that we may or may not get.
This little game can trick you into mindful presence, even as it helps wear down your usual relationship to desire. It is a simple, playful way to meditate as you go about your daily life. Try it for short little bursts — and rather than thinking of it as a task, let the enjoyment that comes be the fuel that naturally makes you want to do it more and more.
# 2 – Lovely image and text….
# 3 – For you animal lovers out there….
# 4 – A great Thanksgiving story with real holiday spirit…..
# 5 – YES!
# 6 – And a great one from Abe….
Most rarely align with their true power, because it seems illogical to them that there is power in relaxation, in letting go, or in love or joy or bliss. Most people do not understand that their true power lies in releasing resistance—which is the only obstacle to their true power.
Most people do not expect their path to great abundance to be one of ease and of joy. They have been taught that struggle and hardship and sacrifice are requirements that must be met before the reward of great abundance can be realized. Most do not understand that the very struggle they deliberately involve themselves in, in their quest for success and advantage, actually works against them.
There are so many things that you have been taught to believe that are counter to the powerful Laws of the Universe that it is difficult for you to think your way out. And that is the reason that we present this path of much less resistance.
We want you to breathe rather than try, to relax rather than offer effort, to smile rather than struggle, to be rather than do. For your true power is experienced only from inside the Vortex. — Abraham
Have an inspired and inspiring Thanksgiving week!
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