Monday, 10 November 2008

turning points and perspective

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SOUL COACHING - DAY NINE


affirmation for today - MY LIFE EXPERIENCES HAVE POSITIVE, POWERFUL MEANINGS

i have the power to choose what meaning i give to my life experiences. when i was going through emotionally painful times in the past, it was near impossible for me to see positives or benefits during those experiences. it has always been in hindsight that, i can look back after a period of healing and, realise that those terrible times were actually a blessing in disguise. in some cases, i am grateful that they happened because i have become a stronger person for it. i can also see now that i was obviously not on my authentic path and it was wise for me to make certain choices.

on a smaller scale, i can quite easily see positives among the negatives in my daily experiences. i have been practising this for some time now...well, more so, since reading eckhart tolle's books. by being in the present moment, i am more aware and, most times, can act from a place of compassion and authentic power. i went to the bank earlier today and, there were only two bank tellers serving at the counter. the queue had built up because the customers being served had complications with their accounts. in the past, i would have become quite impatient and frustrated but not anymore. i remained calm and accepted that there really wasn't anything i could do to hasten the situation and getting upset, or being impatient, would only have effected my state of well-being in a negative way. it's amazing how smoothly a day can go with this kind of perspective and i plan to keep practising. this experience also served as a lesson in patience and understanding for me.

in today's lesson, denise spoke of making a spirit stick to depict empowering turning points in my life. i think it would be fun to make a spirit stick but time didn't allow today so instead, i decided to draw a spirit stick as my art exercise for today. The four pieces of blue strapping represent my four sons, while the pink one, represents my daughter. extending from the pink strapping, there are two feathers which represent michelle and her boyfriend, alex, as a committed couple. i would say, without hesitation, that my five children have been very positive and empowering turning points in my life. as a mother, i have made some empowering choices, even though i wasn't aware of that at the time. i feel blessed to have a close, loving relationship with all my children.

i have been doing my meditation without fail and i have been continuing to clear and cleanse a little each day. it almost feels like i'm clearing clutter on auto-pilot.

today was a good day and i hope that your day was positive and empowering also.

love, light and peace ~

25 comments:

  1. came here via stapeliad's blog, and your site is marvellous. wow. the art is great and the soul coaching too...arer you doing it through the book or a course?

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  2. These Soul Coaching posts are very good! I do meditation in the morning I find it helps to get up an hour earlier. Breathing is the most difficult thing for me in meditation if I think about my breathe it changes. I also do Tai Chi it is like meditation but in movement.

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  3. How wonderful! How simply beautiful your art is and with such touching meaning!

    Your perspective is always refreshing and nourishing. I will take a page out of your book, and be happy within the moment, no matter what it holds!

    Thank you Serena! ♥

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  4. I really love the spirit stick you've drawn Serena & the representations :D You're doing a great job with your Soul Coaching, very interesting daily challenges & contemplations!

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  5. You are a wonder! So positive, and inspiring! Thanks for all the beauty you spread around, girl!!!

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  6. It´s taken me a long time to see the positive side of many situations...I think I was already on the right path and just when I needed it, I found "A New Earth" and haven´t looked back since.

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  7. Dear Serena
    Your post are absolutly wonderful, the drawings are so beautiful and the posting are very inspirering.
    your doing a brilliant job on your November post... Who would have thought you have 5 children and still do everything else. Well your and inspiration to us all thanks for that...

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  8. What a wonderful way of looking at things. I agree. Without one of the worst things to happen to me, I would have never experienced the best!

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  9. Congratulations on keeping up your meditation practice and on your ever-growing awareness!

    What a beautiful way to create your spirit stick!

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  10. What a beautiful representation of for your spirit stick. (I'm going to try to make one myself this evening). Cleansing has also become like second nature for me too. I hope you enjoy your day.

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  11. Your drawing is beautiful. I know what you mean about clearing clutter on auto-pilot. I so enjoy the ease of keeping my space clear...

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  12. It's so true that we do have the power to change our reactions to things - I've thought the same thing in long lines about bringing patience to the energy that is there to temper all the huffing and puffing of those around me!

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  13. you art today is terrific once again - it reminds me of a dream catcher!

    You made me remember that yesterday while standing in queue at Coles, I didn't get impatient or frustrated because there was a difficult customer ahead of me.. I stood and did similar what you did at the bank.

    I love how strong and empowered you are.. you inspire me so much, thankyou xo

    (which Eckhart Tolle book do you suggest reading first??)

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  14. Beautiful Serena...I believe you are on "auto pilot"...A wonderfully delightful accomplishment! :)

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  15. Can I just tell you that I love, love, love your drawings. I look forward to them each day. They are a total bright spot for me. THANK YOU!
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  16. It is great the the New Earth made such a difference for you.

    I love your spirit stick. I am making one with a twig I picked up. Your drawing has inspired me to do do both.

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  17. I love your spirit stick its beautiful and clear .... and give thanks for your blessings/family.

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  18. Wonderfully inspiring post and beautiful illustration. Thank you for sharing! :o)

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  19. Thank you so much for your encouragement, it really helped me make a positive start today. I love your interpretation of the spirit stick prompt.

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  20. i love your drawing of the spirit stick! when i read the exercise, i also drew a spirit stick (just a quick sketch) that i'd like to make with paint.

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  21. Your spirit stick is gorgeous. As for patience- that's one I need to work on!LOL! Especially this time of year when snowbirds and tourists clog our traffic and crowd our stores.

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  22. hey1 I like your idea of drawing the spirit stick--I think i will do that, since that feels more like me...
    thanks!

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  23. I love the style of your sketches!! Thanks for sharing this journey with all of us!

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  24. I like the symbolic elements in your meditation stick picture, Serena. That was awesome being aware of your surrounding and the people around you can bring calm and peace and understanding. I’m glad you had a good and empowering day. May you have more days like this, Serena.

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