I don't know what's happening energetically for me as I feel fairly grounded, but boy do I have the dropsies. I wonder if the universe is telling me to bend more (which it could be) or it could be telling me to stop and slow down a bit. OK...I'm listening.
I feel sometimes I must bore all of you to tears as I review previous blogs my writings appear similar week-to-week. Perhaps it's a comfortable way for me to write. That's usually why I try to include a humorous story or something to perhaps make you think.
Yesterday I had to buy a new phone as my old one started dying on the charger...can't have that. I guess it was time after about five years...yes I hold on to technology longer than the average person. I have to admit, I still have a laptop (starting to fade away as well) and a PC. Sometimes I just like a real keyboard instead of finger typing on a small screen. The sales person was very nice and we laughed quite a bit - she worked quickly as I explained I was on a time deadline. It's amazing how things change and get sleeker and the screen so clear. It's the little things that make me happy such as using my fingerprint for security. It was nice to clear out some apps that I no longer need or want. Sorry world, I don't watch TV/Movies or stream anything on my phone. I don't even play games on my phone. Now to learn all the bells and whistles that this phone has..still trying to figure out where things are on the screen.
While out yesterday I decided to pick up lunch, although I had a salad in the fridge (did not go to waste as I gave it to the aide on duty). Well, I completely forgot there was a Moe's Southwest Grill near the Verizon store. It was like an adventure for me. Perhaps it's because I have not had a burrito bowl in a couple of years, but all I can say is it was huge and YUM! I'm having leftovers for lunch. I'll have to remember this for future Saturdays.
Meditation class was awesome as always. The energy we move together is incredible. Many times our intent and discussions resonate throughout the week. It always amazes me when we work on something specific, how my pop ups in FB or discussions with others or in groups seem to bring it all home. As we say in group, "You can't make this shit up!" This past week we worked on forgiveness. So hard to do for so many. I learned a long time ago that forgiveness is not for the other person, it's more about self. I have done several forgiveness exercises over the years and each time I am amazed at the outcomes. The past is the past and it can not be changed no matter how hard I try. What I can do is learn from it and look at it from different perspectives including forgiveness. You would be amazed at some of the things I've forgiven and been able to move on.
Forgiveness is defined as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.
The daily and wacky holidays for the week...provides something lighthearted to think about:
26 National Dog Day
26 Women's Equality Day
27 Global Forgiveness Day
27 Just Because Day
28 Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of "mouse"
29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30 Frankenstein Day
30 Toasted Marshmallow Day
31 National Eat Outside Day
31 National Trail Mix Day
1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator
1 National Cherry Popover Day
The people of Hawaii are in my prayers this week because of the storm and flooding. My prayers are also for the family Senator John McCain. Politics aside he lived an amazing life and was a true American hero. I just learned he outlived his mother, who is 106. Hugs for strength...prayers for peace.
I am going to leave it here for today. Need to get moving here and fix breakfast as well as have a second cup of coffee. I hope you have a good week (the unofficial last week of summer). Go forth and share a smile. For those starting school...have a good year. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
“They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They got it started, but you keep it going. Forgive and let it go, or it will eat you alive. You think they made you feel this way, but when you won’t forgive, you are the one inflicting the pain on yourself.” - Bryant McGill
“When you forgive, you heal. When you let go, you grow.” - Anonymous
“When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.” - Alan Paton