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Autumn has always been a poignant time for me .Growing up in Newfoundland, summers were short and autumns not dependable: often fleeting and uncertain as the grip of winter often takes over as early as Halloween. Even today as I write you from Alabama, in sunshine, the poignancy remains. A Nat King Cole, “Autumn Leaves” kind of poignancy.

GRATITUDE

There is more to being grateful   than the thanks we give, when we get what we desire. What about the things that did not come our way, by the grace of God.  Because the desire was formed with pride and ego, we could have been crushed and we were spared.

Can you get up in the morning, after no sleep and feed the children, to start the day with gratitude?

Can you be grateful for your confusing fog of not knowing which way to turn, which may be protecting you from stepping too quickly, or going in the wrong direction?

Powerful Questions helped me in my struggles

Laura: Just wanted you to know that your “Powerful Questions” E-Book, has helped me in my struggles to feel better about me and my life.

I keep a copy of it on the arm of my mediation chair. Every morning I allow the book to fall open to the Question that I most need to reflect on that day. If it is the same one as yesterday, that’s ok. I figure that means that I have some more work to do in that arena.

Do you Cling to the Familiar?

Having spent my early years on an island off the coast of Newfoundland, I remember well the ferocity of the Atlantic Ocean beating against the rocky cliffs along the shoreline. Often birds flew into and nestled on the barren ledges, hanging on, with their bodies shivering. Some of the birds nestled in places where they would continue to be battered at the mercy of nature’s fury. There might have been a ‘soft place to fall’ just beyond those ledges; however  they like us, stayed, struggled and shivered in scarcity because it was familiar.

The Wisdom of the Question!

Do you willfully turn away from the asking?

Are you in a “rut,” ignoring the inner pull towards truth and change, while clinging to an illusion of safety and security. All the while; you know  that you  are in a grave act of denial and the  charge connected to this distress will have consequences. We cannot gain freedom by denying or wishing.

2016 is an Open Door: Step over the Threshold

Every New Year you get another opportunity to take a risk of knowing how incredible you truly are. I say risk because once you allow yourself to align with the fact that ‘you are enough’: what are you going to do with that truth. It is a responsibility is it not? But I digress.

I love the Idea that every New Year we get an opportunity to have a do over:  a chance to make a course correction. By this I do not necessarily mean the external changes we need to make, but it could be. My emphasis is more about the internal, emotional shifts necessary to realize that the only way to self discovery and out of our boxes is through.

Spring Forward: Another Chance

Let go of winter’s grip and allow spring to open your heart to new possibilities. “To everything there is a season…” (Ecclesiastes)    Is spring your season?  For some of us, New Year’s resolutions have grown cold, because the timing was not right, and our seeds of change had to germinate for a while longer in darkness

The poet, David Whyte says the time involved from the beginning of change, until it expresses in the external, can take a few years. I remember some major changes in my life germinating much longer than a few years. But then, I am a turtle, not the hare, as my idealized self would like to be.

How Long has it Been?

“How long since I spent a whole night in a twin bed with a stranger?” (Joan Baez)

How long has it been since you allowed yourself to feel a wildness, a full heart experience whereby you lost yourself totally in the moment?

How long has it been since you set aside customary rules, thinking and shoulds to do something that has been burning inside?

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