Being and Doing

Dear ones, do you find a balance in life between being and doing? Too much of one, not enough of the other and you are out of balance, off kilter, not as effective as you might be.

To be is to sit quietly, to allow life to flow through you without resistance, to attract through your energy field, to set intentions- the internal agenda, to align with source, to be mindful of your body, to draw that which you desire to your precious self.

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To do is to take physical action, to reach out into the world with confidence, to make your inspirations manifest in the world, to breath life into your ideas, using the tools and techniques and materials that best suit you.

Are you full of inspiration and creative ideas, yet unable to follow through and carry them out? Or, do you exert yourself and labor all day long without any knowledge of what is happening inside you? Are you out in the world putting plans into action, yet not knowing how to sit still at times and enjoy the beauty within and around you?

Are you mostly a be-er or a doer? Notice your inclinations and try to create a balance between action and introspection, between the outer world of activity and achievement, and your inner landscape of inspiration, allowing, and creative visions.

Step up to the plate

Everybody gets a turn at bat. Step up to the plate, get set, pay attention, keep your eye on the ball…

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In a game, you have limited at bats… In life you get chances to step up time and time again. Did you “strike out” last time you had a chance?

Have you taken time to sharpen your skills, deepen your knowledge, command your attention and focus so it does not wander or waver? Have you gotten complete clarity on what you want? Is your head in the game? 

If so, this at bat you will have a better chance to connect squarely and hit the ball out of the park.

Can you imagine and picture your bat connecting, the loud crack, the feeling of power when the ball sails up and over the field, clearing the fence? Can you feel the firm set of your feet, the low center of gravity, the power in your arms, shoulders and chest and the swivel at your waist as you swing and connect?

Life presents you with countless opportunities to step up to the plate and shine. Will you take your turn?

Are you bent out of shape?

Do you tie yourself in knots, bend backwards, reach out beyond your comfort zone into a state of anxiety and discomfort for any reason?

Do you fear that others will suffer if you do not put in superhuman efforts to “save” them? If so, you are over-reaching. Your circle of influence and power can only include yourself and your small children if you have them.

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You can plant seeds for others with your words and actions, but you cannot make them grow. You can be an example with your own grounding, centering and focus, but you cannot make others “get it”.

No matter how much you love another adult, it is not your job to save them from themselves, show them “the way”, correct them, control or command them.

Others may learn from your example, or they may not.  Focus on you and your precious life!

Use your mighty power of focus and your alignment with source to find your own way. Correct your own course when you waver. Focus your attention on your own thoughts, words, and actions. If a change is needed, take action and do what is required.

Command your own energy, thoughts, words, and actions to create an empowered life for yourself.

Try something new!

Dear ones, are you experiencing the full spectrum of life that is available to you – or do you find yourselves repeating the same tired, ineffective thoughts, words, and actions?

My beloved, you can expand your awareness and your repertoire of actions thoughts and behaviors beyond the borders of the known and move into the exciting realm beyond your comfort zone where the heart and soul of life unfold.

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To do this, you must drop skepticism, doubt, and launch your boat into the stream. Life provides limitless possibilities to you, in this, your precious time on earth. 

Gather your courage. Gather your trust in source and expand your life one new thought, one new idea, one new action at a time. Try something new! See where that takes you! Try a new path this time, step forward in a new direction that calls you.

Like a rainbow, where the colors melt imperceptibly into each other, forming delightful new colors and qualities of light, so you can begin to bring in new thoughts that blend with the old, yet take you to a newer fresher place in your mind, heart and spirit.