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Being Grateful For All that We Have


By Peg Jones

We have so much to be grateful for in our lives. I am reminded of this every day of my life. I know that there were times when I may have not felt that way as far as feeling grateful on a daily basis.

Before coming up with the subject of being grateful for all we have, I was looking through Facebook and the post blocks on my page.  I came across this page block that said.

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have”.  Unknown

And so I thought I would write about this concept of being grateful for all that we have, even when we think we don’t have anything, or life is very stressful, and we find it hard to find peace or joy in our life. It is almost as if the stressful feelings which could be frustration, anger, resentment, feeling ignored and feeling worthless,  etc., that the last thing we want to think about is being grateful,  for all we have in our life.  Its like are you kidding me?  I have nothing to feel grateful  for,  so I have no interest in making this grateful list.

And then I hear in my mind, so you didn’t get your own way, so why be grateful?  Like the feeling is just so focused on this feeling on the negative feeling we experienced and we are just going sit in that black hole of whatever, u are feeling. So is this a grown up version of a temper tantrum, or pity party of one?

I admit to being regular on the pity party for one circuit at different times , in my life. When I first heard about being grateful for what I have, I was like well I am not where I want to be in my life, for career or for relationship or other relationships or what whatever it was at the time.  How can I possibly grateful

I was working with a  life coach a few years ago, and it was suggested that I start to write ten things I am grateful for each day.  Starting out was a bit hard.  The first few days, I was able to think of at 7 things to be grateful for, not 10.  I kept that date with myself each night and I found that as I was writing this nightly grateful list, I was writing down things,  that we all take for granted. Like a sunny day, a warm day, a rainy day, that was badly needed because there was a drought, food on my table, and for my husband, my parents and siblings and my in-laws. Being grateful for the car,  I am able to drive each day, to work, and for the job,  I had and for the people that I worked with.  For a roof over my head and for  clean clothes to wear each day.

As I was writing the list each night, I found I was writing more than ten things I was grateful.  I realized that writing this list was helping me to see how the the universe, our Source and higher power was truly there for us.  I also found that my apathy of what I thought my life was all about was my limited thinking.  I do have a lot to be grateful for and my demeanor, and sense of peace and joy, was beginning to comeback. I stopped comparing myself with others as I had done pretty much always..  I was just so grateful all that was in my life at that time.

I was also becoming more aware of the poverty; mistreatment of people through beliefs and through lack of funds and violence had ruined so many parts of the world, and was continuing to do so.

My grateful list became my mantra and it became my focus point on what the universe has blessed myself and family with. I was finally beginning to understand that it all begins with myself in being grateful for what I have, and to begin this daily grateful list with a feeling of loving and being accepted  of who I am and being grateful for all that I have been given from the universe.

When we begin with Self-Love, the love emanates to all who we come into contact with on  a daily basis.  The grateful list helps us to feel this concept of acceptance and love of who we are.. And whatever was bothering us a few days usually goes away.

Coming to this place of gratitude, helps us to help other in a positive way, for we are all teachers and students on all aspects of our life.

Another way or version of feeling positive about who and what we do is make a habit of writing three things we have accomplished each day. Keeping it all on positive note and going to bed knowing that the day was full of joy and constant place of total gratitude and not in vain.

Taking this time each day, to do write your creative writing, know that the universe is always with you at all times. And lastly that you are truly grateful for all that you have in your life, today.

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What does hope mean for you?


What does hope mean for you?

B y Peg Jones

 

HOPE of the past

HOPE for now

HOPE for my future

Where is your hope focused on, at this very minute?

If it was hope from the past, does it still ring true for you?  Or can you move from it, because it’s no longer, your true focus.  Yet, maybe you still hang on to this hope from the past, because you have a hard time letting go and still hoping it can happen.  What is this past hope serving you?  What if you let go this past hope, because it really isn’t relevant, any loner in your life?

Or is your hope, for the future?  I hope to make this much money, 10 years in the future, I want to have this job, when I have this much experience.  I hope they can change soon, I hope that when they leave they will contact me.  I hope to be a millionaire in 10 years.  I hope he will call me when he gets backs from his trip.  I can only hope.  I hope she is happy, I hope she will survive her sadness or her illness.

What about hope focused now this very minute?  What is your focus now?  What needs to be done now, so that this hope, you have, now, to come to fruition?  What steps to you need this hope, to being an actuality, and no longer a hope?  Do you need help, from others?  Who are they and how can they help you.

A definition of hope is desire, expectation, looking forward, person, or thing that gives us cause for hope.

I think that when we have hope in our life, as far as expectation, what can I do help this hope, in being a reality.

What can we do to see this happen?  What is our responsibility for this, if any?

Or do we just sit back and pray all will be well.  Yes and no.  There are something’s that we cannot control, such as terminal, or a natural disaster, changed circumstances, and someone using their free will

There is hope through prayer, interactions with others, dreams we may have for ourselves, our career, for those we love.  Knowing that we can hope for all that is happening now is just as good as hoping for our future.  Our present does become our future.

“Hope is eternal.”

Hope can help us to move on in our lives, to go beyond our wildest dreams, in so many ways and keep us from becoming stagnant.  Sometimes, we need to think outside the box.  To help this hope become a reality.  It’s known what we need to focus on, how we can help with hope to come to fruition.  We can only do so much as there are so many factors.  But in doing our part, we do have help from friends and loved ones.  We have our belief systems in how our higher power, Source, and our inner knowing.  When we have hope in our lives, dreams to aspire to, that hope  is what can get us through to attaining our dreams.  When we do our part, the universe will make sure all works out for our highest good, for ourselves, and all in our life too.

Hope helps to remind us of our human and spiritual ties to the universe, and how we can co create together, our dream and wishes for our lives our planet call earth.

“We can hope alone, as we live our life, or we can ask the universe, or those who matter, to help us see our hope, for what is truly possible, in our life.” pj2014

 

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Have you lost your JOY?


 

 

Have you lost your JOY?

By Peg Jones

We get busy with the day to day things,  our jobs, our children, whether they are kids or young adults,  our relationships an everything else in between,  We get caught up in the planning, and dealing with organizations, government regs., paying our bills and dealing with our health,  the doctors and everything else in between. We hear about the state of the world or of an incident to that are upsetting and then we see how it is all dragged out day to day on every media channel station that speaks about the state of our world.

I will stop there.  I lost my self and forgot I was writing about JOY.

So we forget about our joy, because we are so busy dealing with life… that maybe troublesome or time consuming, and also our daily routine.  Life can be crazy, funny, fun, disappointing, tiresome, overwhelming, and boring.  We forget about the joy in life, and we forget how to find that joy.  And so I asked the universe about joy, particularly some angels who love to talk about JOY…

Ok back to joy…  Summer time is good time to talk about JOY, well anytime, I suppose.  Do you sometime find that the times we say are going to be joyful; are the most stressful times too?  I guess its how you choose to deal with these joyful/ stressful times.  Like pre-wedding planning, and the holidays we have at the end of the year, and graduating from college or high School, or any of the other joyful times/ stressful times.

How can we keep these time a bit less stressful?

But that is not what I am particularly talking about.  Although it is something to mull over, possibly.

What I am talking about is just going through day to day life,  doing all what I wrote about above,  but forgetting about the joy,  as adults who are making transitions,  with family friends and our careers, needs, wants, and day to day worries that keep us from the joy that use to be so easy to feel.

In speaking with friends recently, I mentioned something about forgetting the joy and how we have forgotten that the joy is still there.  We just have to embrace it and to access it regularly.

I asked the angels about Joy, which by the way is one, their favorite things to speak about…They have given a few pointers, that I hear a lot, from them and others also.  So they have encouraged me to write about how we can access our joy a bit more quickly.  Of course they say that being appropriate when accessing the joy is a good idea to take into consideration.

These are some their ideas for us when wanting to invite joy into our lives again, when we have forgotten what it was… so here are some pointer they have shared.

  1. If life gets so very stressful for you, take that time for you to relax and to take total down time.
  2. When there are decisions to be made, be sure you have all the facts and then evaluate the pro’s and con’s of the decision
  3. Talk to the friends that make you laugh
  4. Do something different, that you would enjoy doing.
  5. Go outside, go to the beach, to a lake, or pond,  or go the mountains or on a hike,  embrace the beauty in your surroundings
  6. See a funny show or movie with friends or close relationship.
  7. Do fun activities with your kids, or grandkids
  8. Play board games with friends
  9. Sing by yourself or with friends and family.
  10. Giving your worries and stress to the Universe, the Angels too and know that they will help you to feel this joy again..
  11. Having a sense of humor helps too.

The list could be endless.  But taking the time in reading this article, and thinking about JOY, in our lives, is a positive thing to consider.  Especially if we forget that we truly deserve joy in our lives.  And you know you do deserve to have this joy for yourself, and for your loved ones, even when it seems to impossible to think of this.  Bringing the JOY in our lives and thinking of ways we can do this is something to consider.  We all deserve this joy, to help with the stress and frustrations of our life.

So in thinking about joy and how to bring more in, I bet we all can come up with some really creative ways, and I am sure you all have some great ideas, for letting the joy, continue in our life.

I keep hearing that life wasn’t’ suppose to be this difficult, that balance of body mind and spirit can certainly help too.  So get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and thank the angels, our higher power, friends, and family (those that bring us joy) for being a part of our life, and SMILE…..

Can you feel the JOY?

 

Sometimes, your joy is the source of your smile,

but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.

Thich Nhant Hanh

 

 

 

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Summertime and the Angels


 

By Peg Jones

Summer time is here and the going is easy….  I love the summertime, even though its only 3 -4 months in the Northeast of the USA.  The days are full of warm sunny days and we live our days pretty carefree, and lot less thinking negative thoughts.  Life seems to be much lighter, and all is well in our part of the world.

So I asked the angels, today, what do they want to me to talk about this month. Did they have a message?  Did they have a subject, they want to speak to us about,  or did they just want to just stay in the back ground, and let me do some writing,  of what is on my mind, today.

The answer I was received was, for me, to write what is in my heart today, on June 30 th, 5:30 pm.  One thing that I feel in my heart, is gratitude for all the universe has bestowed upon me in my world and the people who are in my life, at this time.  I am grateful, for the sunny days and for the days that are not all that sunny.  I am grateful for roof over my head and the food that I eat.  I am grateful for peace in my heart and joy that is around me.  I am grateful my health and for the direction I receive in trying to continue to living a healthy life.  I am grateful for the people who I speak to each day, whether it is on the phone or in person.  I am grateful for my husband and for the way he shows his love to me each day.  I am grateful the gifts that have been given to me by the universe and for the way they help me to remember my worth in this world.

Life isn’t always easy to live, and we all have issues we have to face that are upsetting, very troubling to us.  Yet on the other hand, when we learn to be grateful despite the negative happenings, the act of listing the things we are grateful for can for even a few minutes, help us to focus on the good in our life too..  Sometimes, it takes some really hard work to find that, because our human way of approaching our life shows up continually.  But when we remember that we too are spiritual beings, and let our spiritual self take over a bit, that we can find some reprieve for the feeling that may block the feeling joy and happiness, and help us to understand that we are more that what we may be feeling at a particular time.

In my work with the angels, and understanding what my purpose is for my life time,  and helping others to see their purpose,  the common thread I see in all of this is to learn about love.  Love of self and love of each person that comes into our life.  To understand, that we are here and that we know each other for a reason.  Whether is there is a lesson to learn, or a something that may be needed to heal from, or working out something from the past.  Sometimes, the most difficult people in our lives are put there for a very important reason, to help to learn specific lessons in our lives.  We don’t always understand them or appreciate them at the time.  And we may never see the lesson in meeting this person or situation.  That is ok…  It may help us in some way as we live our life on the earth.

The angels remind me many times of our worth, and love they have for us. That the plan of our God and the guidance we receive as we live our life from the universe and from those we come into contact with each day is important, and to look for the good in all.  The universe is here for us, and so many of go through our day with a prayer, of asking guidance and direction.  We can also go through our days of just reacting, from the stress or from the happening of each day…  Our angels are with us, and our God is with us, too.  They are truly helping us through our days; we only need to take time to listen to the messages and to the synchronicity that occurs each day.

Embracing our spiritual self and our physical self together and knowing both aspects of them are so very important for us understanding how the ego plays a big part in our life and how our higher self is important too.  So many of us have different understanding of this concept of higher self and the importance of embracing both, yet keeping a balance, of our body, mind and spirit.

It has taken me a long to understand of all three being balanced, to help us understand our purpose in our life, and who we truly are..  Many time we hear, we are who we think we are,  in our body, or physical self. We have a spiritual side too, and when we understand all that this entails, then we do have a different understanding our existence and reason for being here.

I wanted to end this article with a message from my book, Living in the Heart Place With Your Angels: Daily Angelical Whispers Throughout the Year.

July 2

Ask in your heart, what is the most important thing to do for yourself?  We, your angels, ask you this question because we feel that when you know the answer you will know the next step on your journey. When you know the answer you will not need to be concerned about other peoples’ opinions and views of the angels.  We ask you to stay in your truth and to do for yourself what you do for others. Let your vision be the goal point of your journey and know that all is well.

Journal exercise:

Ask yourself, “What is the most important thing to do for myself?”  Take some time to answer this. Think about it and journal about it.

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful July, where ever you are.  The angels are helping us to remember, all that we are and how each of us is truly worthy of all we have to offer to those in our world.

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A message from our angels


This post says it all to me in a nutshell. When we ask the angels for help, it is given to us, even if we feel that nothing is happening in our lives. We sometimes think that because a wish or a goal, we may have for ourselves or others and nothing is happening that the angels are not there for us. They are teaching us patience at all times, and when we trust their guidance miracles can happen. The vision or goal we have for ourselves may not be what we thought it would be or it will be exactly what we thought it would be. It is always for our highest good. They love to teach us lessons along the way too. And they will let us fail and they will help us to succeed at all the same time.. When we fail it maybe because we need this lesson to progress or change our path a bit in order for something better to come along. The angels teach us to be open to change in our lives, and to help us with forgiveness. They want us to take the lead in the positive moves for our lives and they will be behind us watching our back and keeping us safe…So look for the signs in all that life brings to you. Trust that when nothing is happening or occurring as fast as you think it should happen that there is a reason The angels also say that patience helps with the process of day-to-day living and planning for our life’s journey. The angels want to us to enjoy our life’s journey and to accept the failures and accomplishments.. Both are important for us to see and grow from..545218_496333580444820_2008906206_n

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Archangel Michael: A Message for all Healers


aa michDear Archangel Michael

Good morning to you and how are you doing this morning?

I have a question for you at this time

What more can you tell me dear Archangel Michael about our individual calls and our participation in the call to serve others as light workers?

Dear Children

The coming together of the goddess power is what a lot of what this all about.. You have been working in your jobs and you have been bringing up your children and getting married, tending to your families.  You have been living a normal unassuming life and now you feel a call and feel the need to reaching out to others around the globe.   To see this happen from our perspectives is a dream   come true from an angels point of view..

We love the fact that you are all reaching out through your gifts of writing, speaking, channeling our words and doing the healing work of your choice.  The connections that you have made from the internet, and the communication that takes place there shows all of us how instant your communication is a reality and a way of life   We love it and are so happy for all of you …

The amount of time you have put in reading and studying of healing and other spiritual studies/development is  amazing.

Doing what you are doing and making the connections you are making is all a part of the call you have all been hearing these past years.   When you think of where you have all been say ten years ago, or five years  you can see  where you have felt the calling.. All are on a personal journey and the connections have come as you find you are reaching out more….is all part of the calling..

Speaking of your gifts and sharing them, and living in your truth and sharing the knowledge that is being given to you will help to heal the world on an energetic level.  In raising the vibrations of the feminine goddess energy the healing will start to take place as it has begun as we speak.  Working together and keeping the energy at this higher vibration will shut out the energy that is not of true use for the planet.

We can not leave the men out of this  awakening of sorts either.   There are also many men who have woken up and have made personal changes because of the call they have felt too.  Working together and accepting the gifts each has to offer will make a most harmonious planet.

Are you up for the work that is at hand and can you do your part in helping with the call of the Universe. All healers are called to this and we welcome you to do what you feel is your call at this particular time. You are protected and you are very much loved by myself  and others entities of the universe.

Working out of love and sharing the best of what you can contribute is all we ask of all of you.  Letting the negative go and cutting these cords of that will help all in doing the real work that is at hand.

With much love and many thanks,

I am Archangel Michael

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Six Ways You Can Share 12-21-12 with Your Children.


 

By Peg Jones

 

The newest rumor going around the schools this week is that the world is going to end in five days.  Kids have lots of questions about the end of the world, and some are very scared, of this happening.  So much has gone the past two weeks in our world, and the children need to know everything is going to be ok..

As parents and teachers, caregivers of children, we need to help children to not feel this gloom and help the child to think of the positive aspects of the day.  The media talks about it and books talk about the end is near, then there is their friend who think and talk about how the end is near too.  All of this talk is really taking a toll out of some kids.  There could be acting out, and there could be a lot of procrastination too. Not wanting to go to school, or doing their jobs around the home, not wanting to their homework, not eating correctly, and not feeling too motivated life in general.  It is pretty obvious how high the energies are these days.  People are finding it hard to cope in many ways. Our children pick this up from the adults and they are feeling the effects too.

After the horrific shooting in CT, last week, and the emotional effects this has had on everyone, we need to take the time to  hug our kids and give them big kisses and tell them we love them.  After some thinking about this and talking to others who have young children, I have come up with some ways to help children cope with the rumors and silly talk of 12/21/12, that   on the tv and the radio.

  1. The Mayan calendar is ending not the world.  The Mayans could not see beyond this date.  This was 26,000 years ago and that is a long time to see in the future, since most of us don’t see beyond 6 months at a time.
  2. We can tell our children that this is a day of great light and joy.  This is a day to plan all of the good things we would like to accomplish in the New Year. My suggestion is have some magazines and some scissors and glue and some cardboard.  Encourage them to make plans for the next year of what they would like to do and accomplish during that time.   They can make a dream board of all they want to do through writing on the board and cutting out pictures or drawing what they want to do for the year 2013
  3. Each child could make their own calendar for the next year, through coloring on the top for each month and they put in their activities they do for school and home.  The calendar can be a premade calendar that they can design for themselves.
  4. There could be a discussion of what we are grateful for. They can make posters and you can make up a list that encompasses everyone’s contribution to the grateful list.
  5. Make it a weekly or daily practice to talk about what each family member was grateful for.
  6. Random acts of kindness. Talk to your children or class about doing random acts of kindness.  Ask for examples of this.  Then give them three pieces of ribbon a yellow ribbon.  Ask them to think of three people, they would like to do a random act of kindness.   At the end of the day, they can talk about what did for random active of kindnesses to others during the day.

 

The fun thing about these activities, is that they cost very little money, except for the materials needed; and they may already may be somewhere in the house.  There will be needed time to get the calendars together, but the older kids can help with copying the blank calendars.

 

You can also talk about the placement of the earth now after this day of 12-21-12.   The earth has never been in this position before in the universe.  You can do research on the internet about this and then gear the understanding of the information according to age and development of your child.

 

Making this a day of wonderment and of going forward is what the children need to hear from the adults.  Spending the time with our children assuring them, they are safe is so important.    Adults can get so caught up in the dramas of their life that, many times it’s the children that get left behind.  Hug your child today, let him know of your love for him and help him to feel safe and secure by doing this.

 

These activities can be done with kids of all ages and adults too.   Make this time of togetherness, and joyful interaction.

Happy Holidays to all.