So my friends, if you’ve been parted from something you cherish can you give yourself the time to be with the grief, the not knowing… to listen to the inner promptings beneath the loss? Click here to read how Grief Denied came to visit.
At times do you feel your dreams and self worth are eroded by your inner critic’s scathing comments? Awareness is the first key. When negative thoughts begin to whisper in your mind… STOP. Know this is part of the human condition. Practice compassion for yourself and for all others who suffer from negative thoughts.
I have found the Buddhist's exercise called "Tonglen" helpful. Breathe in all the angst, fear and torment (whatever you are feeling) of all human beings tormented by negative thoughts. Then, breathe out compassion and peace of mind (whatever you need) for yourself and also, for all the tormented minds in the world. For more tips on what has helped me in Transforming the Inner Critic throughout my seasons of life click here.
The chocolate lilies are blooming on Knob Hill.
They are secreted away in a patch of unruly wild grasses.
Their camouflage complete.
The exotic beauty of their dark chocolate throats hidden
with their heads hanging low.
As though God knows such beauty must be treasured away
from the grabbing greed of our world.
Hiding there, bells bowed to the ground
a gift to those living in the moment… God in the grass.
- Teresa Proudlove
A new life-force within me emerges from the dark, wintry night my soul has journeyed this past year. Something alive and growing within my heart seeks the light of the world. After a time of much solitude, reflection, grief and contemplation this growing flicker is most welcome. Click here if you too long for more inner light in your world.
If we just give our inner promptings, our creative impulses some acknowledgement – be it digging in the dirt or voicing a buried truth – we can fan the flame of passions forgotten. Instead of focusing on being ‘lost, confused or clueless’ can we trust we are assuredly on the path and pay attention to the clues?
Be alert to clues like tiny intuitions, inspirations, and ideas bubbling up from within and flowing from the world - indeed God -all the time.
Click here to grow the fresh buds of purpose and passion.
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Hi, Teresa! Great site! You're doing good things for people, I can see it! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you to spread your message. My work is similar in vein. Best regards, Pam Garcy, Ph.D.; author: "The Power of Inner Guidance"
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Teresa: I discovered your wisdom in a recent issue of "Healing Garden" magazine published here in Michigan, USA. Your article is a gift I will long cherish and benefit from. Bless you. Jeff