Grab a cup of tea or coffee (oh what the heck, get a danish too!) and sit a spell. You might want to grab your notebook and pen because you never know when you will be inspired to write down a quote, or jot down a poem of your own. Words are like that, they take you on a journey and the next thing you know you are breathing life into your own magical world of words.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Love Yourself From the Inside Out

What would happen if just for today you loved yourself completely? What if first thing in the morning, you smiled to yourself and said, "I love you." and you took it even further by telling yourself every minute (or at least every time you think of it, possibly wearing a special piece of jewelry as a reminder) I love you.

How would that change your day?  What possibilites might open up for you because you are absolutely radiating a deeper inner love for yourself? What kind of mood might you be in that would have others smiling?

What choices would you make because you love yourself? How would you see the world around you? How would you feel? Could you even begin to remove the smile from your face?

When you love yourself from the inside out, you can't help but share that love with others which in turn improves the days for yourself and all the lives that you touch.

Choose to love yourself today and watch the miracles happen.

Morgan Dragonwillow

P.S. I would love to hear how your day progressed and what inventive ways you reminded yourself of the deep love you have for yourself.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Love and Compassion Starts Inside

Yesterday I discovered a wonderful blog, Single Dad Laughing, from a post in FB and read his incredible post, I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay. This man has a tremendous understanding of love and compassion that I have only seen in a few men in my time, unfortunately. My hope is there are really a lot more out there I just haven't seen them.

He speaks of what it truly means to be loving and accepting of people that are different than we are, of loving people because they deserve it just by existing, no matter what they look like, what they believe, how they dress, what decisions they have made etc. He put it into words that, if you don't get it, I hope you read it again, and again until you do.

Dan, the author of Single Dad Laughing, makes me wish he had been my dad, never mind that I am now a grandmother and obviously older than he is. I went exploring on his site and discovered he has written several books one of which is called Real Dad Rules that I plan on purchasing and reading. I haven't met Dan and I am sure he isn't perfect but how refreshing to hear his perspective on parenting and the things he finds most important for himself and his son, which you can read a lot about on his blog.

As for the original blog post that pulled me to his site, I believe that when people make fun of others, put them down and do mean and hateful things, it is because they lack love and compassion for themselves. They have to tear others down to try and make themselves feel better. After all they can tell themselves at least they are better than that gay, ugly, fat, short, pagan, messy, cheap, bleeding heart, disorganized, you get the idea.

I have to admit, I am guilty of judging others, most people have.  I once wore a rubber band around my wrist, for several weeks (I had intended to wear it for one day), to lightly snap every time I had a negative thought toward another person and as a reminder to think loving thoughts toward others. I discovered just how many judgements I had and how hard it was to stop.

I was made fun of as a child and was under the misconception that I would never hurt anyone like that. That I would never judge someone because they dressed differently, thought differently, spoke differently, looked differently but I hadn't truly let go of all of the hurts from the past. I held onto them like badges of courage and it prevented me from living in the moment, compassionately, lovingly toward myself and others. As I am far from perfect I am still working on letting all of them go. I think it may be time to revisit the rubber band to see how much I have healed and let go of.  I would like to hope that I have let go of a lot.

I hope you decide to take the time to look at your insides, the injuries that you have left unforgiven, the past hurts that you have let jade your thinking that has allowed you to make excuses for your behavior. Ask what needs to be let go of to empower your life so that you can truly love yourself again. It is possible to live an authentic life filled with love. May you stop judging yourself and allow love to flow through your very being.

Do something loving for yourself today. You deserve it.

Morgan Dragonwillow

P.S. I would love to hear your healing story on how you transformed or are transforming your judgements.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Forgive Yourself and Others Through A Sacred Living Ceremony

Just about everywhere you look you will find someone talking about forgiveness. Forgiveness can be very empowering and speed you on your path to authenticity. If you are in a place of thinking that it is easier said than done, here are steps that can help you achieve success in forgiving yourself and others.

Write down everything that triggers you and the person or persons it is associated with. This can be anything from your childhood to the present.

Write down any obsessive thoughts that replay in your mind again and again. Obsessive thoughts can prevent you from having the energy that you need for your daily activities. Let alone the wonderful creative projects just waiting for your attention.

Pick one of any of the above; it can be one that is less triggering, or you can decide to pick the hardest one to get it over with.

Connect with your higher power and say a little prayer asking for help with this situation and the person or persons involved.

Write down every single thing that bothers you, everything that you can remember of the situation down to the last detail. Do not censor yourself in any way. You want to get it all down, every last little bit, so that you do not have to go there again. It doesn't matter how it sounds because no one else will be reading it.

When you feel that you have said all that you need to say, burn the paper in a fireplace or outside in a contained area. As the smoke rises allow all the feelings that you have for the situation and the people involved to rise up with the smoke; really let it go, giving it all over to your higher power. Truly feel it moving out of your body while breathing deeply. Of course not of the smoke.

Now write down, "I forgive myself for allowing (insert situation) to affect me, I forgive myself for any part that I played in (insert situation). I forgive (blank) for their part in (insert situation)." Make sure you forgive all parties involved, including yourself, for every situation. Now read this out loud with as much heartfelt meaning and conviction. Truly empowering every word with your authentic voice.

When you let go of things that are blocking your energy, you need to replace it with something else or it can move right back in again. For each situation that you clear create a short, positive phrase, that feels good, and will reinforce your sense of wellbeing. If you do several at one time, you can create a word picture, a collage, out of all of your phrases. It makes for a pleasant reminder of the good work that you have accomplished.

Take a moment when you are finished, and breathe in loving, healing, white light from your higher power down through crown, through your body, into every cell, into your very DNA. Then breathe deeply and slowly as you push the healing light out through your pores, surrounding you, enveloping you with the loving, healing, white light from your higher power.

Working through all of the above steps, down to the breathing exercise, is Sacred Living Ceremony. It is what has been lacking in society as a whole. Moving through these steps can help enrich your life. It can give you more energy, feelings of empowerment and strength to do all that is necessary; all that you love, on a daily basis.

*This Article previously posted at EzineArticles.com

Morgan Dragonwillow

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Creative changes through perspective

A creative change through Perspective is looking at a situation differently. I have heard that the only thing you can control is how you respond to a situation.

I have, until recently, been angry when thinking of my mother’s death. In my perspective, she just gave up and the easiest way out was to transition. I have changed my way of looking at this situation. It came to my realization that her passing was an empowering act on her part, a beautiful example of keeping her personal power, by doing what was best for her.

When I changed my perspective on this situation from what she did to me, to what she did for herself, I took back my power and changed the energy of it, allowing room for real heart centered resolution and forgiveness.

In looking at your life, what could you look at from a different perspective, what has the possibility for healing and transformation? I was standing in my own way, do you want to be what is standing in your path to healing. Change your thoughts and transform your life.


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