Every time you bless another you bless yourself.
Every time you blame another you lose your power.
Every time you think you can, you can.
Every time you fall you must get up and try again.
Every time you cry, you're one tear closer to joy.
Every time you ask for forgiveness, all you have to do is forgive yourself.
Everything you take for granted is a blessing.
Everything you fear is a friend in disguise.
Everything you want is a part of you.
Everything you hate you hate about yourself
Everything you own does not define you.
Everything you feel is the only Truth there is to know.
Everything you wish for is already on its way to you.
Everything you think creates your life.
Everything you seek for you will find.
Everything you resist will stick around.
Everything you let go of stays if its supposed to.
Everything you need is right where you are.
"Anything that annoys you is teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is for teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is for teaching you courage to overcome your fear.
Anything you cant control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the universe."
Happy Birthday to Breaking the Shell!!!!
Its been a year, almost to the day, since I started the incredible journey of writing this blog. On a personal note of triumph, its also the longest I've ever stuck with anything this personal.
Breaking the Shell has been a source of healing for me from the very beginning. It has forced me to confront some things from my past. Things that I thought I had made peace with and moved on from.
Yes, some of them I have moved on from. It has been such a blessing to look back on those life events as I was writing these blogs, and reflect on how far I have come on my life's journey.
But as it turned out, some other life events, the more painful ones, I had not fully made peace with. I only suppressed them because I didn't (or wasn't ready) to deal with the full magnitude of what had happened to me. But in writing this blog and challenging myself to come up with new material (my own, or borrowing from others) it forced me to look at these unresolved issues and confront them again head on. I was able to see how some of them were still affecting my life today.
But now, because I aloud myself to be brave, I can say I am a much better and more grounded person.
For that I am filled with grace and gratitude. I have a sense of peace and resolution that I hadn't known before.
Take a moment today to look back along your journey.
Is there anything you might be suppressing? Something you've placed high on a shelf in your mind in an effort to convince yourself that it doesn't hurt any more?
If you can, be brave, and take it down of the shelf.
Examine it for a moment
Can you see the situation or event differently then before?
What message or lesson is found wrapped within the pain? Something you didn't notice before?
It is when we are able to examine our "pain" can we truly see its greater meaning and in turn, transform that "pain" into something beautiful.
In closing, to my readers, thank you all for your love and loyalty.
May you all find the courage to make your every dream come true.
Here's to the next year(s)!!!
Your fellow dreamer,
A student asks his teacher how to attain enlightenment.
The teacher responds, "Ah, enlightenment comes from good judgment."
The student ponders for a moment and then asks, "Where does good judgment come from?"
To which the teacher responds, "Experience."
The student then asks the teacher, "Well-where does experience come from?"
To which his wise teacher responds, "Bad judgment."
Be gentle on yourself dear one. We all have made mistakes. Some more then others. But through making mistakes we gain experience.
Through experience we receive good judgment.
Through good judgment comes enlightenment.
All has a purpose. The good and the bad.
All leads us to the fulfillment of our greatest potential.
The above story was take from "Daily Love: Growing into Grace" by Mastin Kipp
"You get on track. You think you’ve found your “thing”. Maybe it’s a job, or a relationship, or a child or taking care of someone else. Maybe it’s losing weight, or maybe it’s your family.
But then, seemingly out of nowhere, that thing that you thought was your “thing” goes away or changes.
The job ends.
The relationship is over.
The child grows up.
You get into your ideal body.
Your family revolts.
The business gets sold or goes under.
Whatever it is, I can guarantee you that the only constant is change and when you are identified with something or someone outside of yourself as your purpose, a day will come where you will lose it.
And then you will feel like crap. Why? Because we are wired to need a purpose to live. At the most extreme, when we feel purposeless – we can consider and even take our own life.
We don’t want that for you. We don’t want depression. We don’t want that feeling of being lost and wandering in no direction in particular.
Here’s what’s true: you will lose things that matter to you in this life.
This is not depressing. This is true.
When a child grows, you lose the baby and find yourself with a teenager, and then you lose the teenager and find yourself with a 30 something who still lives at home (kidding, but only slightly).
You may lose a job. Or a relationship.
So, we must begin to understand that loss is a part of life.
But, so is redemption.
So is birth. And we can abort our growth and our purpose when we remain too fixed on things staying the same.
Instead of seeing one thing, person or situation as your purpose, you must come to understand that your purpose is an ever evolving thing.
And it comes from within you. And it’s there all along. It’s there with you when you lose stuff, and it’s there with you when you are birthing something.
It’s there during the good times and the bad.
Your purpose is coded in your heart and a gift that was bestowed upon you by your Creator.
You never lose it, but it does change form.
So, if you feel like you lost your purpose and don’t know what to do, know that this too is a part of your purpose.
You will miss valuable lessons if you assume that the purpose of your life is to only feel good all the time and not have to grow through tough times.
So, you haven’t lost it. It’s just transforming.
Remember – this too shall pass."
"This is dedicated to every human being who looks differnt, feels different, and thinks differently.