Friday, March 25, 2011

"Everything is going to be OK"

Do you have an "everything is going to be OK" person in your life.  I think we all do at one point or another.  That person that you can turn to, that will just tell you "everything is going to be OK".  Even if they don't know the situation, they just know that everything will work out like it is supposed to, and in the end "everything will be OK".  My mom was that person in my life.  No matter what, or where I was, I could just turn to her and she would rub my back or run her finger through my hair and tell me everything was going to be OK.  From peers teasing me in school, to life all seemed so important, and in some cases I didn't know what to do, in others I did know what to do and was just nervous.  But my mom knew how to tell me it would be OK and I would believe it.

I am that person for our family, for Jackson and the boys.  I am the comforter, the person they turn to, that will help if needed and always tell them it will all work out, it will be OK.  But for the longest time after my mother crossed over, I didn't have that person in my life.  Jackson is just not the "touchy-feely" type, he can say the words but not convincingly, and I know he feels uncomfortable saying it, so I don't ask.  But I have other people to turn to.

I have a few close friends, all different, and each relationship different.  But one person in my life is my "everything is going to be OK" person.  I don't even think she knows that she is *this* for me.  But when I go to her with something I need to talk about, she will always makes me feel like "everything is going to be OK".  I am a very positive person, and I know (from my mother) that everything will work out exactly as it is supposed to be.  But sometimes it is just nice to feel it from the outside as well as the inside.  The way this friend touches my hair, bring me comfort (maybe because that is how my mother used to comfort me).  She doesn't even know she is doing it.  But if she walks by me and just touches my hair it brings back so many wonderful feelings, just a real feeling of comfort in the moment.  She is my "everything is going to be OK" person.  And I am so grateful she is in my life!  The Universe will provide!

I hope you all have one of those people in your life, to tell you that "everything will be OK."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Equinox

What a lovely day this is shaping up to be.  There is still a chill in the air but I can hear the roosters crowing and the birds chirping.  In the silence that is a Sunday morning in the South, I can hear the water rushing over the waterfall, and smell that crisp air.  Today we celebrate Ostara, the beginning of spring, the rejuvenation of the earth as it comes back to life after the dormancy of winter. 

We will color eggs and hunt eggs, spend a few moments in our family circle and meditate, to take this special time to meaningfully reconnect with each other and Mother Earth.  We will write down our hopes and dreams for the season and plant them in our garden, so they may grow and flourish with the bounty that is our garden, that which will provide nourishment for our bodies and food for our souls.  What a wonderful day, what a joyful day. 

And after such a magnificent full moon last night.  We had our full moon circle, and then lounged in the hot tub soaking sore muscles, that worked hard during the day, watching and filling up on that bright, powerful moon. 

The beauty of each moment. 

Friday, March 4, 2011

More Meditation

The Chopra Center offers different 21 day meditations.  And this one seemed really interesting.  It is the 2011 winter 21 day meditation, and I am just starting today.  So I wanted to share this link with you.  This is a quote from the page: "The 21-day Meditation Challenge starts with small steps and gently progresses to longer meditations, then eases back down. We will explore many different types of meditation along the way. The optimum length and frequency for a meditation practice is 30 minutes, twice each day, but we’ll begin with a few minutes at first and work our way up to more extended meditations."

I really enjoyed today's meditation.  It was back to basics, being aware and present in the moment, so important.  And it lasted only a minute or two.  And then setting your intention.  I think this is always important, to actually set my intention, but in a busy life, sometimes it is the last thing I do, when it should be the first.  Maybe I will try starting each day with that, just setting my intention.  I mean how can the universe provide if I, myself, don't even know what it is I am looking for, in the most basic sense. 

So join me if you like, on this 21 day meditation journey.