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Hugs and blessings,


Monday, August 4, 2008

Monday Motivator #3


Monday Motivator
This morning while creating my Fun Monday post about 'words' at Small Reflections, I used Wordle.Net to create this graphic header (click to make large enough to read clearly) using the text of a meditation from Louise Hay that I shared here as last Monday's Motivator and the colorful 'wordle 'footer by entering the URL for this blog. If you've not tried this nifty resource yet, you might enjoy checking it out yourself. You can print or save the 'wordles' you create there. Here's a link to 'storyteller's gallery' where you can view other word clouds I've created to see how it works.

Today I intend to offer another of her meditations from YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE that I've been using to help me move forward out of 'stuckness' ... because according to Ms. Hay, 'The words we speak are indicative of our inner thoughts' ... and offer insight into the limiting thought patterns of our unconscious mind. I've long made the conscious effort to substitute the world 'could' for 'should' in my language ... reminding myself all things are choices ... and to accept, appreciate, and value myself ... just as I am.

In the infinity of life where I am,
all is perfect, whole and complete.
I am always Divinely protected and guided.
It is safe for me to look within myself.
It is safe for me to look into the past.
It is safe for me to enlarge my viewpoint of life.
I am far more than my personality - past, present, or future.
I now choose to rise above my personality problems
to recognize the magnificence of my being.
I am totally willing to learn to love myself.
All is well in my world.

and (as before) I add ... Blessed Be and so it is. Thank you very much ... words I learned from listening to Marianne Williamson talk about
A Course in Miracles
about 25 years ago and have adopted as my own ... in meditation and prayer.



Thought for Today
"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." Napoleon Bonaparte

21 comments:

Karen said...

I continue to learn with Louise Hay, too--and reading her words on your blog always inspire me to go find my own copies of her works and reread them yet again. And I have a feeling that you'll eventually "persuade" me to read A Course in Miracles, too.

storyteller said...

Karen – Persuade? Perhaps 'entice' would be more accurate?
Heheh … if you do pick up ACIM, I suggest you not read the ‘Text’ but begin with the ‘Lessons’ themselves. It will take you about 3-5 minutes per day initially to read the first lessons (10-15 minutes later on) … and taking at least 24 hours to let each ‘sink in’ before reading the next (as suggested) yields the best results. In 365 days you’ll finish the Course itself … and then (if you must) the ‘wordier text’ might make sense. When I finished, I started over the next day with the lessons … but that’s me. I’m glad to know you find my ‘ramblings’ here of value to you.
Hugs and blessings,

Geraldine said...

There are many truths to be found in this post and also the inspiring quotes sprinkled around your blog sidebar etc, lovely to contemplate, thank you.

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MomOf3 said...

This was indeed a motivator! Thank you for the positive thoughts!

tea4two-two4tea said...

Hi storyteller - re: Word 2007 well I did as I have written and it worked but couldn't get the photo to come thro though - I think you have to have another account for that - I'm a novice too LOL However, I still prefer to blog through picasa web album which is what I've done with my latest quick blog.

I also need to look up Louise Hay - thank you for your thoughts. Judyx

tea4two-two4tea said...

another from me I see you have a quote from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross - I like this one too...
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within" Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Cosmo said...

Hi storyteller,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm impressed with your prolific blogging!

By the way, my wife and I met while working at a Salvation Army summer camp in southern California (Calabassas). Would love to get back there some day!

storyteller said...

Geraldine – Thanks … I’m delighted you found ‘truths’ to contemplate. Thanks for visiting.

MomOf3 – You’re quite welcome. It’s my pleasure to share. I appreciate your visit and comment.

Tea4Two – Thank you for BOTH of your comments. As I did in a comment on your blog earlier today, I apologize again for removing the first accidentally when dealing with SPAM that Blogger didn’t want to delete, (It took me 5 tries to get rid of it) … and I’m frustrated that Blogger won’t let me restore your comment currently, but I’m hoping that issue will be resolved soon. I appreciate you returning to share this wonderful quote from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

Cosmo – I enjoyed my visit to your ‘coffee blog’ and am glad you found your way back here. Yup … I am prolific and I do enjoy the ‘blogging’ experience immensely. I know where Calabassas is and it’s lovely. I’m a bit south of there … in Orange County along the coast.

To all – I appreciate you visiting my Monday Motivator here at Sacred Ruminations and hope you’ll return as time permits. Have a lovely day ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sandy C. said...

I love that you've substituted the word 'could' for 'should' I am so guilty of having limiting thought patterns. It's something I need to work on.

storyteller said...

I don’t know what’s going on with Blogger, but yesterday I had difficulty deleting SPAM in comments here (and on other posts) … accidentally deleted the comment from Tea4Two above and was unable to restore it ... (yet it's here today and everything that came after is missing). Sigh!

I left an apology and responses to comments that have now disappeared entirely … so I’m simply confused this morning about it all. In an effort to rectify things as best I’m able, I’ve gone to the ‘notifications’ I receive in email and tried to reconstruct comments & responses here … just because.


The SPAM was here followed by the following comments:
~ ~ ~
tea4two-two4tea has left a new comment on your post "Monday Motivator #3":

another from me I see you have a quote from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross - I like this one too...
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within" Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Posted by tea4two-two4tea to SacredRuminations at August 6, 2008 12:39 AM
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Cosmo has left a new comment on your post "Monday Motivator #3":

Hi storyteller,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm impressed with your prolific blogging!
By the way, my wife and I met while working at a Salvation Army summer camp in southern California (Calabassas). Would love to get back there some day!

Posted by Cosmo to SacredRuminations at August 6, 2008 6:24 AM

I have no idea whether or not I’ll be able to post this information with links, but I’m going to give it a shot … and if successful, I’ll repost MY response and an additional comment from Sandy of Momisodes. Have I mentioned lately that I’m a bit obsessive at times? LOL

Since I believe mistakes (and unexpected occurrences outside of our control) are opportunities to learn something new ... perhaps this is an attempt to do just that?
Hugs and blessings,

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How intriguing ... all has been restored as it was. Each time I tried to post the 'restorative comment' and response above, ONE of the missing comments reappeared. When it happened the first time (around 6:30 this morning) I decided to wait a while to see if the rest would reappear, but when they didn't ... I decided to try again, and again, and again. So now it's there and I'm typing THIS ... trying to figure out what happened ... laughing at the craziness of it all ... trying to decide whether to leave it 'as is' and add this (along with a response to Sandy) or 'dump it' ... realizing it's pretty much 'moot' because no one is likely to SEE these comments anyway (unless they checked the little box) in which case they might find it all of interest (or not). I have published another post here (in addition to the OSI Week 23 post of yesterday) but I've not yet composed a T-13 for Small Reflections. Perhaps I could turn THIS experience into something there ... but maybe I'll just let it be.

Sandy
Along with substituting 'could' for 'should' in my vocabulary ... I've made a conscious effort for DECADES to give up BOTH 'worry' and 'guilt' after deciding NEITHER contributes to my well-being nor benefits others. It's just another thought to consider ...
Hugs and blessings,

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How intriguing ... all has been restored as it was. Each time I tried to post the 'restorative comment' and response above, ONE of the missing comments reappeared. When it happened the first time (around 6:30 this morning) I decided to wait a while to see if the rest would reappear, but when they didn't ... I decided to try again, and again, and again. So now it's there and I'm typing THIS ... trying to figure out what happened ... laughing at the craziness of it all ... trying to decide whether to leave it 'as is' and add this (along with a response to Sandy) or 'dump it' ... realizing it's pretty much 'moot' because no one is likely to SEE these comments anyway (unless they checked the little box) in which case they might find it all of interest (or not). I have published another post here (in addition to the OSI Week 23 post of yesterday) but I've not yet composed a T-13 for Small Reflections. Perhaps I could turn THIS experience into something there ... but maybe I'll just let it be.

Sandy
Along with substituting 'could' for 'should' in my vocabulary ... I've made a conscious effort for DECADES to give up BOTH 'worry' and 'guilt' after deciding NEITHER contributes to my well-being nor benefits others. It's just another thought to consider ...
Hugs and blessings,

storyteller said...

How intriguing ... all has been restored as it was. Each time I tried to post the 'restorative comment' and response above, ONE of the missing comments reappeared. When it happened the first time (around 6:30 this morning) I decided to wait a while to see if the rest would reappear, but when they didn't ... I decided to try again, and again, and again. So now it's there and I'm typing THIS ... trying to figure out what happened ... laughing at the craziness of it all ... trying to decide whether to leave it 'as is' and add this (along with a response to Sandy) or 'dump it' ... realizing it's pretty much 'moot' because no one is likely to SEE these comments anyway (unless they checked the little box) in which case they might find it all of interest (or not). I have published another post here (in addition to the OSI Week 23 post of yesterday) but I've not yet composed a T-13 for Small Reflections. Perhaps I could turn THIS experience into something there ... but maybe I'll just let it be.

Sandy
Along with substituting 'could' for 'should' in my vocabulary ... I've made a conscious effort for DECADES to give up BOTH 'worry' and 'guilt' after deciding NEITHER contributes to my well-being nor benefits others. It's just another thought to consider ...
Hugs and blessings,

storyteller said...

How intriguing ... all has been restored as it was. Each time I tried to post the 'restorative comment' and response above, ONE of the missing comments reappeared. When it happened the first time (around 6:30 this morning) I decided to wait a while to see if the rest would reappear, but when they didn't ... I decided to try again, and again, and again. So now it's there and I'm typing THIS ... trying to figure out what happened ... laughing at the craziness of it all ... trying to decide whether to leave it 'as is' and add this (along with a response to Sandy) or 'dump it' ... realizing it's pretty much 'moot' because no one is likely to SEE these comments anyway (unless they checked the little box) in which case they might find it all of interest (or not). I have published another post here (in addition to the OSI Week 23 post of yesterday) but I've not yet composed a T-13 for Small Reflections. Perhaps I could turn THIS experience into something there ... but maybe I'll just let it be.

Sandy
Along with substituting 'could' for 'should' in my vocabulary ... I've made a conscious effort for DECADES to give up BOTH 'worry' and 'guilt' after deciding NEITHER contributes to my well-being nor benefits others. It's just another thought to consider ...
Hugs and blessings,

storyteller said...

And ... when I tried to post the 'How intriguing' addendum (with a response to Sandy of Momisodes) the same thing happened ... so ... one wonders about this 'loop' created here. I've just removed 5 versions of my 'restorative' response to see the next comment ... and I suspect when (or if) I try to comment again, something similar will happen. And ... if someone else tries to leave a comment ... will it happen to THEM as well? I suppose I could notify Blogger about this odd 'glitch' ... and perhaps that will be my next step. In any case ... methinks I'll try to post this and see what happens before letting it all go ... if my obsessive self will allow me to do so.
Hugs and blessings,