A Profound Way to Start the Day

Profound Way to Start the Day
What are your first thoughts and feelings when you wake up in the morning?
If you are a morning meditator what are the thoughts that grab you in meditation?  Remember the unsettling ones if there are any.
Notice these thoughts because they will set the tone of your day.  They will direct your brain to look for reflections of these thoughts all day long.  It’s like having a search light set to seek out and find examples of things that reflect these thoughts and feelings.  If you can, write down these thoughts. ..

A profound way to start the day involves zeroing in on how you feel.

When you wake up tune in truthfully to how you feel.  First rate how your body feels.   Any aches, pains, sniffles, or physical symptoms.  Be on the look out and register symptoms you’ve had so long you don’t even count them. 
Next gauge how you feel consciously in your mind.  Are you feeling joyful, exuberant, groggy, foggy, unfocused, peaceful?  This feeling is a great prognosticator of how the day is going to unfold.  Click here for morning clearing tapping with Jessica Ortner.

A profound way to start the day happens when you release negative expectations for the day

Maybe you are rushed as you start your day.  Instead of having clear positive thoughts of the day you engage in subtle negative expectations.  These are so uncanny.  These expectations may have been with you for years.  They’ve been around so long you think they are you. 
My example of this is, I awake in the morning, having set a mental buzzer to recognize negative thoughts and there are no glaring ones.  Then a thought creeps in and says, “it’s spring and I can expect allergies.” 
The thought seems absolutely real.  It is a real live negative expectation and sets the tone of the entire day.  Unfortunately it is camouflaged as the truth.  Watch out for those thoughts that seem like the truth in your world, they can prove disastrous.

Meditators  Find a Profound Way to Start The Day by Honoring Any Distractions in the Meditation

If you are a meditator or practice morning stillness and an uncomfortable feeling or thought comes into the meditation or interrupts the stillness, beware.  The normal thing to do is ask yourself, “what did I do wrong?”    Don’t go there.  You didn’t do anything wrong. 
Here’s an example of how to change the feeling of being wrong.  While meditating the sense of emptiness and feeling tired, grabbed your attention.  Immediately this sent a signal that something went wrong.  It makes you feel as if you didn’t get the meditation right.  You got it exactly right. 
Your body was giving you a message about what is going on with you physically and mentally.  Your body is being honest with you and is bringing to your attention the emptiness and tired feeling.  The thought that you did this meditation or stillness wrong immediately generates feeling so tired and empty. 
The tendency first is  to go to the judgement of being wrong rather than look for a positive potential in the feeling.  If you go to the positive potential in the message you can set an intention to remedy this.  Improve the day by experiencing being fulfilled and accomplished in all you undertake  rather than being empty and tired.   
This brings the awareness that you are listening and honors the message you received in the meditation.  At the same time it gives you the opportunity to counteract and heal by bringing a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment  to your day and well into the evening.

2 Purposes to Starting The Day in Profound Way

First purpose is to reward yourself for being present, getting the message in its positive potential form, and being grateful for a new empowering way to traverse your day.   This is encouragement to stay aware, present and thankful.  What a powerful trio to have in your life.
The second purpose is to enable you to set an intention for the day that redirects bringing your attention from tiredness and feeling empty to a much better, more powerful feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment.  Which would you rather experience throughout your day?

Profound Way to Reset Your Morning and Day

As you awake, take a gentle breath in and out.  If you immediately have a discouraging thought refrain from admonishing yourself.  Just say out loud, “ On this glorious morning I’ve been gifted.  I set the intention to design a great day.  I release any subtle negative expectations about today.” 
Realize that you decide, right now in this moment, how you want to feel and what you want to experience today.  Start the day by acknowledging that it is glorious and full of unlimited potential. 
Then release the influence of the past and any pull to the future determined by the past.  Next plant yourself firmly in the present moment.  How do you want to feel today?  Successful, happy, confident, capable, energized, peaceful?  Who do you want to be today?  What positive steps and choices to you want to take?

Now you have set a Profound Way to Start The Day by being aware of all these wonderful possibilities rather than going unconscious and doing what you’ve always done expecting a different outcome.  Welcome miraculous change to your life.

Risk to Astounding Abundance

1 Genuine Risk Leads to Abundance

I’m seeing that RISK LEADS TO ABUNDANCE in my life right now.  I am at a total loss to know what this year to date generally means to all of us on the earth. I’ve witnessed what 2020 has brought so far.  Last year at this time I couldn’t have imagined what’s happening right now.  Did you ever think that there would be no school, no restaurants, no hugging an old friend?

1 Risk leads to abundance means you don't need any reasons

I’ve heard people I respect profess some ideas and some have said they have no idea what 2020 means.  I grew up on “everything happens for a reason” so of course I find myself driven to uncover the reason behind the shocking/alarming parts of 2020.  My daughter has grown up on “everything is always working out for me.”  I have adopted her belief.  It works much better than trying to uncover reasons.

Learn that taking 1 Risk leads to Abundance

I’ve decided to be unassuming, receptive and wide-eyed about all this.  I appreciate Jeffrey Allen’s idea that this is a time to pivot.  It doesn’t really explain 2020 in any detail it just says time for you to change. 
I am awe struck with the changes I’ve already made.  I wear a mask to go anywhere in public.  I keep my distance and I wash my hands regularly.  I’ve learned to read people’s eyes rather than facial expressions.  I’m learning that taking a RISK LEADS TO ABUNDANCE.

Recognizing the 1 Risk leads to the beginning of Abundance

What I find remarkable is only one person I know has gotten covid 19.  I also find it astonishing that I have no fear of getting covid19 even though I’m in the age group with the most deaths from covid 19.  In fear’s place I have enjoyed my walks in nature and delighted in having no pressure in my life to do anything or make any dead lines.  I have enjoyed reconnecting with some of my neighbors.

'Ouch' > Risk Leads to Abundance

This brings me to the ‘ouch’ in my life.  When I wrote “I also have no fear of getting covid19” I experienced a sense of RISK.  Yes, RISK that I am way out on a shaky limb proclaiming  I AM NOT AFRAID.  What gives me the right to shout I AM NOT AFRAID?  Am I jinxing myself?  By saying this am I inviting catastrophe.  Does this make me reckless, which as we all know, is very dangerous  (just kidding!)   The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT.

Opportunity to discover the 1 Risk that leads to Abundance

What is happening here?  This is an opportunity to discover those areas in your life that create an ‘ouch’.  You could describe it as a belief that makes you hesitate, makes you doubt, makes you step back and hide or blame. 
The remedy is taking a RISK.  Find out why you believe that something is dangerous or fearful and ask “is that really true, is that absolutely true?”  Of course, it isn’t.  It’s just that you believe it is.  What’s more fun: believing that you are fearless and confident or believing you are cowardly and incapable?

RISK leads to ABUNDANCE is the best

What’s the best that could happen if I am fearless and believe that everything is working out for me?   I could walk through 2020 courageous, confident and calm.  I could be happy and delighted with what this time of RISK has brought to my life.  I could learn something.  I could love myself for being brave.  I could love others without fear.  I could feel and be ABUNDANCE.

2020, a chance to take 1 big RISK that leads to ABUNDANCE

2020 brings the chance for you to recognize an ‘ouch’ and join me out on the shaky limb proclaiming I AM NOT AFRAID.  Now  how good does it feel to say that?  Then move into believing it.  What harm could possibly come to you if you believed you are courageous? 
Maybe some words of warning from your Mom or Dad echo in your head.  You were probably 4-5 when you first registered them. But I know you can now cross the street without holding anyone’s hand, I also know you can walk in the woods alone without being attacked by a wild dog.

Take that 1 RISK that leads to astonishing ABUNDANCE

Okay I’m aware that these could be viewed as dangerous times, definitely unpredictable times.  The verdict isn’t in yet so I’m taking the RISK, stepping out into the woods.  I’m feeling the exhilaration of landing on my feet. 
I’m inviting ABUNDANCE into my life by being fearless and taking a RISK.  No matter what the chaos around me is, no matter what the setbacks look like, I’m looking for and believing that “everything always works out for me.”


Profound Benefits of Being Home 24-7

Profound benefits of being home 24-7

Profound Benefits of Being home 24-7 for ADULTS

 “What good is being home 24-7 generating?”  The definition of good  as it relates to the isolation, the ‘stuck in the house,’ I’m so bored world we are living because of covid 19 is how are you benefiting?

Benefit 1: Being Calm

The answer I immediately got was that being stuck in the house can be calming, a good calming.  The calm of just being.  There is no pressure to be somewhere, buy something, do something, impress anyone.  In this calm place of just being, you can discover some truth about yourself and that is always a great benefit of being home 24-7.  This is especially great in these times when truth is a scarce commodity.

Benefit 2: Head Chatter Isn't True

Another benefit of being home 24-7 is that being home and being calm can help you learn that what you hear in your head usually isn’t helpful or true.  You probably are asking, “how is this good?”  

Normally head chatter drives you crazy.  If you can become aware of what’s being said in your head and recognize that if you think negative thoughts then you behave negatively and conversely if you think positive thoughts you’ll behave positively then the negative thoughts must be useless and untrue if you want to lead a confident and joyful life.   Check out more information about the “Monkey Mind” in Forbes.

Benefit 3: Acknowledging what head chatter says

When you are home 24-7 without distraction it’s an opportune time to listen to head chatter and notice what’s being talked about in your head.  This is good because instead of blindly believing what you are hearing in your head you get to stop and query, “ if this head talk is negative, isn’t encouraging and isn’t true then why do I want to experience it?”  Then you get to ponder what is an affirmative thought, what you’d like to experience and substitute that thought in for the negative, untrue thought.

Do this and watch the “ah ha’s” happen.

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Profound Benefits of Being Home for PARENTS & CHILDREN

Home 24-7 parent & child benefits

Benefit 1: Gratitude

If you are home with young children calming may not be your answer but discovering the truth about yourself and your relationship with your children is.  I know providing entertainment that’s fun and not ‘screen-time’ is particularly challenging.  

The benefit of being home 24-7  that isn’t readily seen is the imprinting of gratitude and appreciation within the family.   It’s a mutual thing.  One of the most powerful things you can do to create a fantastic harmonious atmosphere for your home is to affirm and practice gratitude.  Children feeling grateful for the effort that’s being taken by parents and parents making sure children understand gratitude is a great Benefit of Being Home that is so very valuable now and later in life.

A brief explanation by Dr. Joe Dispenza of how this works is below. 

Benefit 2: You are a great parent just as you are

Another benefit of being home with your children that is immediately seen by parents is ‘letting go of needing to be the perfect parent.’  Whether you are aware of it or not just being home, caring and loving your children makes you the perfect parent.  They probably chose you before they arrived here for this earth walk and that in itself makes you the perfect parent. 

The unrealized benefit for the parent in this case is to let go of any EGOIC assumption that there are specific guide lines for being the perfect parent and especially let go of any feelings of guilt.  Enjoy and recognize your own very special, individual talents and when you’re tired create some boundaries.  The unseen  benefit is to get to know and love yourself more.

If you only have a few moments for yourself while at home with very active children, go to my home page watch & be inspired by a short fun mind movie.  

Check out the activities from Maryland Science Center that you can do at home even for very young children.