The universe operates in a system of dynamic exchange – it’s always giving, and creating for and with endless abundance. Begin all your correspondence with “thank you” – it keeps you the state of gratitude and appreciation, allowing openness to receive this endlessness. Offer a smile, silent blessing or word of encouragement to everyone you see, all news events, situations of stress that you encounter.
Words carry energy. Choose your words carefully. Words are a vehicle of thought, and thought is the foundation for our behavior. How we perceive things is based largely in our self-talk with words carrying recognition of love or the absence of love. And because love is all there is in the universe, finding ways to speaking lovingly to yourself and to others keeps you open to the love of who you are.
Take moments through the day to practice “stop meditation” – a process of stopping any activity to consciously remember who you are: re-member – bring together that which was separated.
Choose your entertainment and pass-times carefully. Make choices consciously, choosing high-vibration books, music, websites, t.v. shows, games and movies.
Find spiritually encouraging daily diaries, meditations and perpetual calendars with reminders of the kindness you can live and generate every day. Surround yourself with inspiring messages, posters, books – even if you never get past the titles of those books. These items carry energy, and inform and infuse your environment.
Practice mantras, prayers and meditations to deepen or redirect your self-talk to that of possibility, receptivity and curiosity.
Forgive. Make it a practice to quickly forgive someone – including yourself – for some perceived injustice or slight. All events, personal encounters and circumstances bring us some gift for healing, and recognizing the gift in all encounters and relationships helps us change offenses into turning points. At the end of each day practice “I am ready to forgive…” and review your day, fill in that blank, and rest with healing and release in your heart, opening the way to restful sleep. This daily practice frees you, helping you move along your path, and allows others to move along their paths as well.
Think of three things every day that you were grateful for that day. Before going to sleep that evening, recall those three things – give thanks for them and ask for peaceful sleep as you rest in the place of gratitude.
Wag more; bark less.
Always say “god bless you” when someone sneezes.
“Forgiveness has deeper rewards than excusing someone for how they have hurt us. The deeper healing comes in the exchange of our resentments for inner freedom. At last, the wound, even if never acknowledged by the other person can heal, and our life can continue.” – Mark Nepo