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Being who I am, today


I am finding that when changes occur within my heart.

there are reasons for this occurrence  

Blessings are in abundance, when I decide to notice they are present

learning to see the truth of staying my power is the first step to self empowerment

with kindness, yet stating my truth always

listening to my soul, taking note of all I am feeling throughout my day

is all that I truly need

asking for guidance of spiritual is fine,

but remembering to go within for guidance,

is the real gift and director of our earthly existence

And all that comes with it.

that is where peace, joy, love is

for when we feel these

I understand worthiness, shines through,
Every time.

How about you?

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Finding the Joy, and knowing all is well.


April 11, 2017

Today, I had a most profound experience and I am going to share it with you, because it is a definite way of how synchronicity can work in your life. We have all had things happen in our life that were synchronistic. My experience today is another illustration of what this truly is.

For me synchronicity is about how the universe shares their wisdom, showing us they are with us.

I had gone to purchase a bottle of water at a restaurant, and decided to sit in the booth …As I was drinking my water, I decided to do some writing in my non-dominant hand.  I had come across this exercise in a book for  getting to know your inner child. As I was writing, in this unfamiliar way, I felt like I was about 10 years old.

I was quite joyful, as it seemed somewhat silly to be doing. I wrote for about 10 minutes and stopped writing. As soon as  I stopped writing, I suddenly heard a  child began singing, on the other side of the restaurant,

“This is the day the Lord has made.”

I thought that was quite interesting,  and very synchronistic.

The song that the girl was singing, is one of my most favorite songs at this time of Holy Week and Easter Sunday. I was also reminded that we need to get outside and to see the beauty of what there is in life, to smell a flower or to hug a tree even. I was also reminded that when we are not feeling this joy, that this is the time to begin to find this joy with in.

We often hear the quote that is in the Bible

“Be like little children, for you are all God’s Children”

To be playful, and to be spontaneous as that young girl was today.  Also to find ways to access that fun creative side we all have, but sometimes forget about having fun, when our lives can be very busy and demanding.

To know all is well, and occurs at the precise time it needs too.

What type of activities do you enjoy doing that are creative and fun, and that you would like to do, but keep putting it off?

The fact, that this young child began singing as soon I had stopped writing in my non-dominant hand, really spoke to me on so many levels…

To not dwell, in a way that can bring us down. We have, what we need, to feel the joy, and to be like little children. Going to that place deep in your heart and know the joy is always there for us, just as love and peace are there too.

When I had arrived to my car and got in to my seat, I looked over at the sky, and there was an image that I saw, that looked like a large angel, with wings that had a large wing span.

 

Angels in the sky

For me this formation of clouds, in this shape of an Angel, along with the experience, of writing in my non-dominant hand, and  accessing my inner Child, and then hearing the young child singing, a favorite song of mine, the message was quite clear for me:

                                   We are with you always.

This week for those that follow  Holy Week, reminds us, that we all go through difficult times, because of things happening externally.  we do not have control over, or the drama of the moment, we don’t have to let I this drama control, how we are feeling.  We can find ways to have clarity, and peace of mind, through meditation or prayer, we will find that the Universe is with us always

      Thank you Universe, for your love and guidance.

 

 

 

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Trees all around


TREES

The trees they speak to me.

As I sit here, I sense their call.

As they sit outside, standing so tall.

I love to hear the words, they share,

I feel in my heart that they do care

They warn me, of what I need to know

Understanding the importance, of being in the flow

The trees, they are my protectors.

On a windy day, as they show their strength, and joy,

Watching the mighty wind, shaking them as if they were a toy.

Sitting here, recalling when they saved my life,

To run like the wind, for there may be strife

I thank you dear, trees

For sharing the stillness

Sensing, the joy, peace from above

Being thankful of God’s Love.

The trees they speak to me, do they speak to you?

 Copyright©2016Peg Jones, ALC

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Thank you, Dr. Dyer

A month before Dr. Wayne Dyer had passed, he was in a dream I had one evening.  In the dream we were having a conversation, and from what I can recall, it was as if he was giving me advice, about my work. He was speaking and also sharing advice, about not giving up, at any time, no matter how difficult it can be at times.    I also recall the conversation, was very pleasant. One that two colleagues would be speaking of their experiences of their work over the years. The final feeling was that I could speak to him at any time, if I needed advice.

And I woke up that morning, saying why would he visit me in a dream? I mean how that could have even happened in the first place.  Some friends said it was as if your souls knew each other, and you were speaking Soul to Soul.  I thought but surely why his soul would want to speak to my soul?

Sunday, August 30th, was a calm day. My husband and I drove up to Kittery, Maine, to the Rockport Shoe outlet store.  They had a fantastic sale and he was able to get a great pair of shoes, at a fantastic bargain.  We stopped at a few more stores, along the road, and then decided to take the back roads home.  The sun began to set, and I noticed the interesting way, the sun rays were shining their light through the clouds.   I wanted to take some pictures, but we were going too fast, to get a good picture.   So I gave up and eventually we traveled back to the highway. I noticed the sky again, and how the light was shining through.  I took some pictures and thought they were pretty cool. One looked like a guy wearing a hat and being a bit silly, I thought to myself. “Oh maybe it’s God, wearing a hat today.”

Within 20 minutes, we arrived to our home.  I was on a call with some friends, and as we were speaking, I was checking out Facebook.  I saw a post, on my feed page, which said Dr Wayne Dyer had passed on Saturday Night.  I saw this and thought is this really true? The others on my call were able to confirm that he had passed. We were all very much in shock over this news.   We were all relaying stories of Dr Dyer for a few minutes, then we said our goodbyes, a few minutes later.  I had a feeling I needed to go back to the pictures, I had taken earlier, on my iPhone.    So I went back and checked out the pictures, I had taken earlier.  As I was looking at the pictures, I saw the man with a hat in the picture was Dr. Wayne Dyer!! Or maybe a likeness of to him, because of the hat and the way the eyes were and the shape of the head.  Then I received the message, in a very subtle way.

“I am always here, and I doing well”

“I am free.”

“I am free to help those I may not had been able to

with before.”

“I can work with many now at the any time.”

And then days later, I saw others were getting the same messages

“I am here and I will help you when you ask, you just have to ask for help or guidance.”

Here is the picture that I took hours, before I realized, Dr. Dyer had passed.

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If you look almost mid line of where the trees and sky come together, with the light showing, you can the likeness of Dr. Wayne Dyer.  As the week progressed, I was able to see other spirits in the picture, and some symbols, a heart and a star, and also two angels above his hat in mid picture. I feel this was a true gift from Dr. Wayne Dyer, for me to share with the world. He is still among us, and he really wants to help us too.  As others have pointed out, “He is off on his next adventure.”  I believe that to be so true.

I have been trying to recall when I first heard about Dr Wayne Dyer.  I think it was late 80’s, early 90’s.  I had his paperback book Your Erroneous Zones, and read it in the early 90’s.  I liked the book, but I am not sure I really understood what he had written about.

In the fall of 2002, I had just finished watching his lecture on PBS, and started to reread his first book Your Erroneous Zones.  I decided I wanted to purchase a few other of his books over the year and also purchased, his CD, 101 Ways to transform your life.   I listened to this cassette tape on morning, noon and night, as I was cleaning and cooking or folding the laundry at times. The cassette had 101 quotes of what spirituality is for us. This cd helped me to understand the difference between spirituality and religion.  To be honest, it took me quite a while to truly understand the words, he was sharing with us.  It was so calming for me and helped me to understand who God is and how he can assist us and also how much he truly loves us too. I was learning about how we are spiritual and physical beings at the same time. It was the beginning of my spiritual awakening.

In 2004, I had the opportunity to go to Boston, to the Empire Theatre on Tremont Street, to see Wayne Dyer, perform his lecture for a PBS show, The Power of Intention, which was to be published by Hay House, the spring of 2005.  I was in line, waiting to go, in to the theatre, Dr Dyer, was passing us and saying hello to us, as he was walking down the sidewalk.

From 2005 till spring the of 2007, I continued reading his books, and continued to purchase his CDs and listen to his lectures of PBS.  That winter of 2007, I found out he was going to be in Boston, for a weekend Seminar, in April of that year.   I bought a ticket for the weekend seminar.  The name of the weekend was The Morning and the Afternoon of your life.  He spoke of how the morning of your life is in your 20’s and 30’s, possibly going into your 40’s and The Afternoon of your life from your mid 40’s to your 60’s and beyond. It was a wonderful weekend. I had this idea that I wanted to write Dr Dyer a letter, to thank him for the weekend of possibilities, presented to us.  I was able to get his address and I sent him a letter to his place in Maui.  A few months later, a package came in the mail for me, from Dr Dyer.   He sent me a card with a short note and two cds, some note cards and few other goodies…. I was quite thrilled to say the least, that he took the time to send this package and to receive a personal note from him too.

His message on the front of the card with a large oak tree on the front part of the card

“There is an ancient simple truth that the mighty oak was once a little nu that held its ground.

We’re all a mighty oak in the making and it’s all right to be a little nutty as long as we hold our ground.”  Dr. Wayne Dyer.

I thought was a perfect description for what I was going through at the time. Searching for answers but also in line with my life’s work as a preschool teacher at the time.  The acorns and tree reminded me of the song, “I am a little acorn nut” I use to teach my preschoolers every fall.

On the inside of the card, he wrote,

Peg-

I so enjoyed your deeply honest letter- Stay connected to Your Source- You are Divinity Itself.

Love

Wayne Dyer.

I was a giddy school girl for weeks and thrilled he had responded back to me.

And so the years continued and I continued to work as a teacher and case manager. I also started my work with angels and enrolled in my coach certification class and then perusing my writing and mentoring and teaching. I read his book Wishes Fulfilled and would listen to his show on Hay House Radio occasionally.

In the fall of 2014, I was listening to his show, and I had the opportunity to speak to him for a few minutes.  It was a wonderful conversation, about children, as he was writing his last book, and a few other things and then he says

“Well I could talk to you all day, but I better go.”  I said, Thank you for the conversation and have a nice day. After the conversation, I was thinking, it would be wonderful to speak some more, sometime.

And I guess I can speak to him anytime I am able or need to.

You can speak to him too, because he really wants to help all that he can.

Two weeks after I had spoken to Dr Dyer on his show, he sent me his newest book, written by his Daughter Serena and Dr. Dyer together.

Don’t Die With Your Music still in You.

 

I so resonate with that title, because I feel this is what we are all called to do in our own way.  No matter what your skills are or abilities are, we need to be empowered to be in a place of doing this for ourselves and for others.  Because as Dr. Dyer says “The only true emotion is Love.”  The rest comes from ego. And you all know what you do with the committee in the head, i.e. ego. You fire that committee.

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Don’t forget to look at the sky, you never know who may be stopping by.

It could be an angel, or a symbol that may have some meaning for you, on this day

When looking for a sign or some validation, sometimes you can receive this by looking up at the sky…Peg Jones 2015

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Angels message for March…..


Angels message for March…..

On this Sunday afternoon, it is a sunny warm day of 35 degrees.  It has been a while since we have seen the sun out and warmer, then 20 degrees, in north of Boston, MA.

The town is a bit more awake, and there are some, that are even walking around in shorts, on this sunny day.  There seems to be a bit of energy,  that is much lighter, than I have felt in a very long time.

Yesterday, when, I heard the storm was on its way, I asked for the storm to be gentle, with all who live in the area.  Mother Nature did listen, to some extent.  There was some snow, causing me to stop my errands, but it was soft and lasted a few hours.  It was less than 3 inches of snow, to add to the 5 feet of snow, we have from the previous 4 storms.

There is so much more snow, upon us,  more than ever before, from what I can remember, living in New England, the last half century.

During this winter, I have been thinking, what are we to be learning from all of this cold, wintry season?  Why has the Arctic, taken a southern path this winter, to the Northeast?  Is Mother Nature sharing her fury, to us all, for a reason?  Does the universe have a few messages for us?

I have heard many times, that Gaia, Mother Nature is quite angry with the inhabitants of earth, in the way her planet, has been treated, through, pollutions,  smog, extinction of animals, natural resources, our oceans, ponds, lakes, cutting down of trees and natural habitats, all through her planet.   And she, is now letting us know, who is in charge.

So hence, the weather patterns of the earth have been totally out of the ordinary, and we are now feeling this fury.

Mother Earth is also asking for our help, and to no longer pollute her land and seas.  She asks that we help with the healing of the earth and of the seas.  She wants us to help the healing of the earth, by concentrating on this goal.  She encourages us, to send healing, to areas that are damaged, and to work together, to help with the healing of our home planet.  She really wants us to help with this, through recycling, cleaning our waters, our air.  She wants us to be kind to ourselves, to each other, and to our animals, on land, and sea and air.

The other night, I had the pleasure of joining a group, called The Friends of the Grandmothers, which is a worldwide,  group of women and men also, who are helping to heal the earth, through healing  ,in groups around the world.  http://www.grandmothersspeak.com/

They have gatherings, in homes to talk about the healing of the earth, and how we can help with this as a group.   The Grandmothers, speak of net of light, which is an etheric netting or fishnet, around out earth…  A blanket of protection, and we can send this net of light, over ourselves, others, geographical areas in the world.  A type of healing, that helps us to connect, with positive intention.  The net will connect to everything that lives.  You can find more information about the net of life on the website, above this paragraph.

The past two days, after our phone meeting, I had the feeling that the angels had been speaking to me, one in particular.  The Archangel that came to mind was Archangel Ariel.  Archangel Ariel is the angel who helps with healing of land and seas, and the animals and all things living on the earth.  I have been feeling her presence, of late.  I felt she had been with us during the call, I had with the Grandmothers.  I felt she had a message, to share, too.

So I have asked her, share her message with us tonight.

Dear Children,

We ask you to be more mindful of the how to help the earth to heal, with all that its been through, for so many years.  We ask that, you each take care to do your part and to help the heal the earth that is so out of balance, at this time.  You are all feeling this change, in your weather patterns, and all that goes with that.  We want you to understand that healing at this time is taking place and we thank you all for the work you have been doing or beginning to take part in.  The work being done, as a group or individually,  is helping with the healing of earth.

And now the Grandmothers, have a message. “We the Sprit Grandmothers, of the universe, ask you to be mindful, as your angels have asked, of the earth.  To be proactive, when there are practices happening. on the earth plane, that is harmful.  We truly encourage to becoming active, in a way that suits you, to help earths healing.

Sending good intentions to all areas of the earth, through thought or healing distantly or physically.  Every positive thought or intention will help this.  We encourage, each to make smart decisions, in how you treat your beautiful planet.  Every bit of healing, and prevention,  will help your earth to heal. We have one more, thing we want to speak of and that is to speak to us The Grandmothers.  We speak with the angels and the entire Universe.  We have seen the progression of what is happening, and we truly want to help in assistance of helping earth to heal.  So when you speak to us, ask us how you can help, or send healing to different areas, of the world.  All is spirit are just as concerned for Earth as you are.  Look for the signs and nudges of how you can help in respective regions of the world.”

We thank you for your attention in this urgent situation.

Love

The  Grandmothers

 

So yes Mother Earth is a bit upset with us, and she is out of balance…  So many of us do so much in our own way to help in taking care of our planet.  What do you see as something, you would like to begin the work with?  Is there a local group, or national group to get involved with?  Can you begin a group to help with helping  with healing our planet. Maybe yes, maybe no, but maybe, there is something, that does interest you enough to get involved in.  Then just do it.  Every bit helps, and sometimes it begins, with you at home, or your neighborhood.

Just ask your angels, your guides, maybe even an animal totem, how you can take part in the care of earth.

Have a great month of March, and Spring will be here..  really soon..for us in the Northeast.

 

 

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A Different Perspective of Valentine’s Day, from my heart to yours


By Peg Jones

Did you ever think of the different ways we use the word heart?  The ways that we use the word HEART, in positive and also in ways that can be negative.  Well I thought about doing just that today, and so I sat down, and I was able to come up with over 100 different ways, we use this word HEART.

I am finding that ”HEART”,  can really cover a range of emotions, feelings and other concepts, when you actually sit down and think about it. And why would I want to do such a thing

My article is due today…..And I wanted to write about Valentine’s Day for this months issue.

From what I can see, this list, I wrote, can be put into several categories.

  • Emotions, positive or negative
  • Feelings
  • Essence of someone.
  • Referring to heart using medical terms
  • Using different modes of creativity, that speak of the heart
  • And phrases we use when using heart in our thinking or speaking..

It is truly an amazing word.  HEART, is one of those words that can be used in so many different ways, that can speak of our lives as a both a spiritual and human …

Our human heart is what keeps us going, if I speak in medical terms.

It is central for our existence, because if it stops, our earthly life as we know it can possibly end, if not able to be revived.

How about my heart stopped when he walked into the room..  My heart melted, as he came to ask me my name.  He had such a good heart.  I knew in my heart, our hearts were meant for each other.

Or

When I go to my heart place, and I check, how it is feeling at this time.

I know in my heart, that I feel joyful, creative, passionate, happy, and peaceful..

I have written a lot about being in the heart place.  It’s our true center, of all that we are..  The heart will help us to peel back the layers, of what, we know longer need.  It is our higher self, of all that we are.  The higher self, can be our angels, our guides, our Source of all, our intuition, our guidance system.  We don’t all have the same models of what is meant by the Heart or our heart place.

When my heart is blissful, I feel blissful, too.  When our heart is joyful, we can create from the heart.  Because it is pure, and authentic, and it’s coming from the purest part of ourselves.  When we create art, dance, write, essays, poetry, it comes from our knowing and being.  It is expressions of our authenticity.

There is ying and yang in all ways of living and our expression of how we choose to live.  We are human and we always have choices.

But we also, have baggage that we don’t totally realize we have, or may not completely understand… or want to understand. And sometimes, this baggage has a lot of little bags, and compartments, inside the larger bags that we may, or may not show to the world…  The layers cover our true essence of who we are…  The layers can cause illness, addictions, bitterness, anger, frustration, self loathing, judgments, or maybe, in activities, that are not in our best favor, that keep us from being in that place of peace and love and grace..

Today, I heard a TED Talk from Dr Lissa Rankin,  speaking of how so many of us, are  living according to how we think we need to live because of what or society tells us or what we were brought up to believe.  And that is fine, because that is how for hundreds of years, we thought we had to live.  She specifically spoke of our careers, and how we choose a job for reasons that may not truly be the right choice.  That we may come to a point, and say enough, no more..  Its killing me.. We become burnt out, tired, ill, sick, angry and a lot of other negative concepts..  In many ways, our world is having a big wakeup call…  To really, stop, review our careers, relationships, values, and how we just are not sure we want to stay on the merry-go-round of life as we think it is or we think it should be..  Our elders may or may not understand this thinking at all and maybe they do.

Dr Rankin, spoke that many of the diseases and issues, we deal with today, are due to not healing  from the different layers of what is blocking the pathway to our heart place.  These blockages,  need to not only be healed through medicine, but also spiritually, how we treat our body,  through the food we eat and  how we exercise our bodies and our minds..Our spiritual connections, She also mentioned how creativity in all the different ways we are able to creative can help this immensely..

Dr. Lissa Rankin,  speaks of  when she left her prestigious Dr position,  moved to the country with her family,  and began a life of helping others more holistically.. Prescribing, herbs, tinctures,  remedies, energy healing and all the different ways of how energy healing can help..She found that people were still hurting, emotionally, and all that came with that..  She said she felt that whether, it was holistic healing, or western medicine, the main thing that they needed to understand was that they needed to get to the root of the issues, and to heal from the inside and that starts in understanding  the root of is making us not balanced, body, mind and spirit. When one part of the triad is not balanced, others parts of the triad can have some issues…  Who does not have issues?  http://https://www.facebook.com/PegWolffJones/posts/101549974010717  91bit.ly/1JnIBXJ I was speaking of in this article.

  • Broken heart
  • Shattered heart
  • Heartless
  • No feeling there in my heart
  • Heartsick
  • Painful heart
  • Sad heart
  • Hungry heart
  • Heart of the matter

When we sing, are we ever sad, or angry?  We loved to sing when we were kids, and we would sing all the time.  For 34 years, I was a preschool teacher, and I sang every day with my students.  Many times we would sing the songs from the song book and we would make up our own words, for new songs of our own.  We would add new verses for songs we already knew.  Sometimes we would dance and sing, and sometimes we paint and sing.

  • Joyful heart
  • Blissful heart
  • Singing from the heart
  • Heart song
  • Singing heart
  • M y heart is singing
  • Musical heart
  • Creating from the heart
  • Talking from the heart
  • God bless your heart
  • Speaking and singing from the heart
  • Happy heart

And by now, you are thinking, and what does this all have to do with Valentine’s Day, the day where we celebrate our love and appreciation for our partners, our families, and our friends.

We see and hear how commercialized Valentine’s Day, and we rush to buy the cards, gifts, toys etc, do we  think to include ourselves, as to how we can celebrate how we care for ourselves? We see the candy heart boxes for our kids our partners, or the special cards to our people who are special in our lives, the restaurants that advertise special deals for you and that special person, the candy, the stuffed toys,  It’s a commercial day of mayhem and expectations, from the department store, jewelry store, card store, and restaurants.

Is it the mindless accessibility that we buy into the commercial traditions and pressure of the day?  It’s what we do, did we include to do something for ourselves for this day..

And so I asked the angels, what suggestions they had for including ourselves some love, in honoring positive self-love, for ourselves.  I mean we are busy human beings, with jobs, careers, kids, businesses, & family to care for.

Who are we to do such a thing, as to celebrate ourselves on this day or any day for that matter?

Archangel Chamuel, and Archangel Raphael, shared with me a few words, to share with you, on this subject.

First they said, to look at my list of words and phrases, I wrote using the word HEART.

They have some questions, they want us to ask yourself each day..

“What color does your heart feel to be on this day?

What heart song do you want to sing?

What words from your heart, can you think of that will help you to feel joy, peace?

What stories from heart can you share, with yourself or others?

Did you know that every day is Valentine’s Day..

You deserve, to feel love and to know love and to give love

It’s not something you attain, you are love..

And when you can see that deep in your heart, then you will know every day is Valentine’s Day.

Not just one day,

Valentine’s Day is every day!!!

Self love is acceptance of who you are, no matter, who you think, you are.

Celebrate YOU and celebrate those you love everyday…

And as we sit on our heart cloud of love (HEART GRAPHIC INSERTED BELOW_

From the bottom of our hearts.  We thank you all for who you are, deep in your heart and soul.

We share with each of you, a golden heart, to signify, the love each of your angels share with you each day….

Live your passion; embrace your creativity, understanding of living from the heart, helps yous in creativity, relationships and all aspects your life.

Love from our hearts to your hearts,

Archangel Chamuel, and Archangel Raphael”                                 

 

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                                         Rainbow heart   joy                                        Connected heart                      

My heart is of joy                                                              My heart is of peaceful heart    

                   My heart is of peaceful heart    

Poems from the heart

 

Heartfelt       Walk with your heart on your sleeve.

How many ways do you use the word heart?  Try making a list of the different ways to use heart.  Please feel free to share your experience in making this list.

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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.