I spend time every day allowing the energy and light to run through me. I usually do this for at least ten minutes each morning and fifteen at night. I don’t always feel like it. Sometimes I’d rather watch TV or sleep a little longer, but I know from years of experience that if I allow this light to flood my being, then suddenly I am awake. I feel fulfilled, and my life flows with greater grace and ease. When I need more money I do not work more… I am already working as much as I can without burning out or sacrificing the quality of my work. Instead, I take time each day to slow down, to focus on the abundance of life around me, to give thanks, and to express gratitude for my life. In that vibration, the honest response of the universe is to echo my feelings of abundance back to me.
When something happens that I don’t like, instead of throwing mini-tantrums, as I did when I was younger, I take a breath and remind myself, “Ok this is in front of me. Deal with it kindly and lovingly.” In this energy, everything gets resolved very quickly. I recently had a very big test of my ability to stay inwardly balanced . On my online advent calender this past December – the one I do as a gift to all of you – I used a photo from Facebook, that was not marked as copyrighted or watermarked. Ignorance is not bliss, as I discovered. I found out when I received a letter from the legal department of a photo site, that the photo was indeed copyrighted and that even though I had no earthly way of knowing it, I was responsible for paying a very hefty fine. I was informed that if I did not I would be subject to a lawsuit. Ouch.
I wasn’t thrilled. If it were me I would have handled it differently. In fact, I once found a woman whose website had text copied off mine, word-for-word. I had rights there too but I gave her the benefit of the doubt and simply asked her to remove it, before I even considered legal action. I had faith that we could resolve it as adults. She removed the copied materially immediately, apologized, and the matter was closed. However, no mercy was shown to me in this recent case. Was it fair? I could see both sides of that argument, and fair or not, this company had legal rights. I dropped the useless discussions in my head, decided that it was a hard lesson learned and put the bill on my credit card. I stopped, breathed, gave thanks for all I did have in life, and got back into the frequency of abundance. Within the week people who had owed me suddenly paid, money came from unexpected sources and I went on with my life, smarter about such things, and with no ill effects. I could have wasted a lot of time and energy on this, but I know, from so many years of working with angels, that no outer circumstance is more important than keeping my inner being positive and grateful.
It is a waste of time to fight life trying to make things change from the outside, if we are not willing to get our energy in alignment with the desired intentions first. If you try to find a relationship but are not self-loving, you’ll find a lesson. If you try to increase your finances from a place of fear you’ll constantly work hard to counteract your mentality of lack. If you hang on to feel victimized after someone does indeed attack you, you’ll likely perpetuate your bad feelings and postpone your healing. If you are involved in activism, you can’t create peace with warring attitudes, or lovingly educate people while steeped in anger. Always, always, we must get our body, mind, and soul in alignment with the the light and love we are made of and from that place, our outer actions are more effective and graceful. Even life’s tough situations are more easily handled if you can find the loving energy within.
Have a beautiful week… starting from the inside out!