I did not mean to post more today, as I have a day off. Fridays are for transitioning. The family merges for the weekend, and many times we travel. So, there are things to be wrapped up here from school, laundry to be done, menus to plan, and suit cases to pack (sometimes).
BUT, today I have a day off, sort of. The boys are at Grandma’s, and I am trying to decide where I start my day. I already slept in (8:15 am!!) It is very important to me that with all of my giving, I give to myself as well. I will still clean toilets today and wash up the dishes from last night. I will still feed the chickens, and do a little prep reading in learning our newer curriculum. BUT, I will also quiet my mind and listen. I WILL take an in-breath. I will release and restore myself, so I can continue to give, in the never ending cycle of reciprocity with family and life.
Before I move along to those things, I found this blog post very interesting. It is spiritual. The post is about a mother reviewing her first year of homeschooling. What did she like? What would she change? In reflecting she found two things most important.
1. Be myself!
2. Live it to give it!
If you are interested in reading her thoughts further, click here. More questions you might ask of yourself. Are you being authentic with your life? Are you taking in and out breaths? Who do you admire? Who do you want to be friends with?
I believe the title quote is related to Ghandi saying, “Be the change you wish to see.” So, go a step farther. What is it you wish to see? What do you Vision? Write it down. Say it out loud. Taste it in your mouth. How does it taste, were it a reality. If it doesn’t feel quite right, re-image it. YOU HAVE THE POWER. Stand in it.
I have chewed on these thoughts for some time now. What I have experienced and seen the problem to be is…we are seeking outside of ourselves. We are seeking others to tell us who and what we are. It is true that when we look at others we see likes and dislikes of our Selves. But, we are each unique in a way that makes us not the same, yet we are from the same Oneness. I know, back to duality. There is such a thing as separation, a part-ness, duality, because Creator didn’t know any other perfect way to teach us the Oneness, the feeling of Source. God. Separation is an illusion. It can be a good teaching tool, if one could turn their heads and look in other directions.
So, noting such; go within. If you do not like what you hear or see, change it to what you wish it to be. I have sought inner peace. I feel it. I do not hold it, because it cannot be captive. It is as free in the flow as you or I. We just can’t let go enough to experience the freeness of freedom.
And please, PLEASE, do not forget along the way, that no one is perfect. We are meant to stray to either side of the center line. How else would we know what Center is. An experience is not a mistake, but learning. Unless you repeat it many times, then, is it considered a mistake. Magic is everywhere, risk opening up your heart enough to receive it. Aho.