photo of two birds walking at ocean’s edge pre-dawn on New Year’s Day 2014
When you are given a gift, how do you open it?
Do you put it aside, waiting for a specific time and/or place to open it or do you open it right away?
If the gift is wrapped, do you gently untie the bow, then peel back the layers of paper or do you excitedly tear it all open?
Do you smile with delight or nervously twitch?
Are you able to joyfully receive the gift or do you push it away not wanting to feel obligated to reciprocate or bound to the gift giver?
As you explore how you physically open a gift, may you also consider the idea of opening a container of time – this moment, day, week, lunar cycle, month, year.
The way that you physically open a gift mirrors the energetic way you open a container of time. Understanding how you open a gift also gives you understanding about how you open a container of time.
When we hold space for understanding, we are not judging – we are simply observing.
If we notice a pattern that feels as though it might be a barrier to flow, we can choose to continue with the pattern or experiment with new ways of thinking and acting that amplify ease and joy
If we notice a pattern that feels as though it resonates with peace and possibility, we may thank self for creating in such a way and celebrate the feel.
We have just been given the gift of a new year which coincided with the gift of New Moon – potent, powerful manifesting energy.
There is quite a lot of material about visioning, setting intentions, making resolutions, using theme words/phrases – wonderful tools that we can choose to use to “get more” out of this new year.
However, before we ask “for more”, may we take the time and make the space to share genuine appreciation for all that is currently in our life.
May we remember to savor the gift we have been given. To relish this moment, as it is, as we are.
To breathe it all in…naturally opening our hearts to the feel of overflowing abundance; vesting full presence to trusting in the process of presence to unfolding…
What if you don’t wish to “breathe it all in” – because your space does not currently feel enlivening or your heart hurts or ….. (insert your reason here)?
I understand! I have two resources to share with you to inspire you to open to the gift of this moment:
Each morning, I listen to the complimentary downloads “Morning” and “Rain” from 33bowls.com .
I tend to keep inspirational music on in the background while I work; when I listen to Thirty Three’s music, I stop everything. It feels sacred. I literally place my hands over my heart…and I listen. From the first second on, it is as if anything not resonant with love falls away; it feels like a divine dance of soul, spirit, heart, being. This music reminds me of who I am and what I am made of…stardust.
As you may know, I take almost daily strolls at ocean’s edge at sunset. I took a short video of today’s sunset to share with you here:
If you are unable to view the video in this space, you may follow this link: Oxnard Shores Sunset.
May you share in the comment section below:
1. What is your experience with receiving gifts and how do you choose to open them?
2. Do you have a special space that you enjoy being, and breathing, in?
Thank you for your presence!
Much peace and abundant love,
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