SING YOUR MANTRA

Sing Your Mantra

Celebrate the moment with gratitude for your many blessings.

Acknowledge small joys, wins, and be happy with what you have instead of looking at what you don’t have.

You are not your mind that spins a million reasons why something cannot be done or that can take you into darkness and despair in a moments notice.

You are the sun, the moon, the universe, Buddha: God if you will so let that spark shine and fan it with words that heal and change the synapses in your brain.

If you let your mind run amuck, you will never be more than calculating, unhappy, judgmental, comparative and miserable.

Your mind is brilliant at getting you somewhere directionally, figuring out a math equation, analysis of a company etc. Use it for that and only that.

Every Time you start in a negative spiral downwards, start noticing that it is your mind that always wants to judge, compare and that says you are not enough:
Use affirmations to combat each one.

You are more than your self-imposed limitations.
You are magnificent, love, light, joy, soul, radiant, and infinite!

Say, shout or Sing your mantra until you are no longer at the mercy of your mind which is NOT who you are.

Make a new song in your head that says I AM.

I AM Worthy.
I AM Strong.
I AM Capable.
I AM Beautiful.
I AM Creative.
I AM Enough.

Add to this list and say them daily and you WILL create a new vision of possibility in your head.

Be Patient.

If your mantra is “Please God give me patience but give it to me now”, you aren’t alone; Trust the timing and walk through doors that open and do not try to pry open those that have shut.

Life figures itself out in many ways if you have your sail heading in the right direction and actively make choices that serve your higher self not the lower self that will do anything for a cheap thrill and not defer gratification.
STAY PRESENT AND AWAKE and don’t let yourself go down that slippery slope. It only turns to quicksand.

Sing your Mantra Daily until it becomes your reality.

Alleluia to you and all you are and wish for.
Here’s to dreams coming true and miracles that are your birthright when you get out of your own way!

Carpe Diem,

Cindy

Precious and Few

Precious and Few

We often take for granite what we think will always be there whether it’s our health, peace of mind, friend, spouse, parent, job, home or beloved pet.
And now once again our precious commodity:

Water.

It always has been but we are aware of it more than ever before with the rations imposed upon us as our lawn turns brown and farmers are struggling to make a living.

While it’s true that our agriculture and farming need to restructure, every little bit we do helps AND it at least makes us feel better.

Our bodies are composed of 70-80% water and are the rivers to our bodies supplying vital nutrients to our blood and organs to function properly, like the streams are to our rivers and lakes. Without it, fish suffer and die and are at risk. When we pollute these systems with garbage and toxins, neither function properly.

2 of our kids came in while we were collecting extra water from runoff of our showers and sink and laughed. Our “kids” have not know what its like to conserve anything. Our “kids” are 24, 26, 28 and 30…. Grown Adults.
Where did we fail them in teaching them about our environment and that Mother Earth is a gift to be treasured and respected that we in turn have to nurture, bless and thank?

They had the highest education where environmental issues were addressed and sustainable resources were discussed, didn’t they?
How did this slip through the cracks?
I am appalled and yet in a world of the plenty and wanting for not, and trying to figure out how to navigate the world on so many levels, how could I expect anything less?

Their world has been wrought with social media pulling them in a million directions. Even with the travel to 3rd world countries and witnessing first hand the lives of how others lived hasn’t brought these messages home.image

As concerned as I am for this lack of water, I feel blessed to have a teachable moment.
Parenting continues well into Adulthood even when they have their own lives and you don’t see them as often.

The saying you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone applies here and our having taken for granite this precious gift brings us back to nature and the power of natural forces. I too have taken it for granite when I see that our water bill went from 800.00 to 160.00 comparing last years with this year. A leak that went undetected, the loads of laundry I do for my business or shutting off the water and letting our lawns go brown? Probably a combination of both.
That’s astonishing and when my kids finally get a water bill, they will understand this too and that is when the teachable moment will come to life.

Too bad we can’t borrow some rain from the south with all of the disasters they are having.

So while you’re figuring out whether to use gray water, turning off your water, taking your 1 minute showers, swimming this summer and drinking it be grateful and mindful. You may want to barbecue tofu and soy burgers and delicious veggies since it takes 2,500 gallons to make a pound of beef.
“I’m just sayin”.


As you are being grateful remember to tell those you care about just how much you care about them.
Say hello and goodbye, give them a hug, share what’s in your heart and don’t forget to kiss your animals, friends and loved ones good night.

Life is short and we only realize that when things disappear.
Everyday is precious and we have know idea how many or few we have left.
Enjoy them while you can.

Blessings,

Cindy