“And as the world was changing, so were the people in it.” AD
It’s been about two months now of social distancing and quarantine and I’ve noticed a lot of positive changes happening.
I’ve noticed that the wildlife seems to have sprung back to life. Here at the Jersey Shore a herd of deer are romping and playing on the beach and roaming the streets in town. I’ve seen and heard more types of birds than normal and the colors of the leaves, grass, and flowers seem so much more vibrant. The sun even feels warmer and seems to shine even brighter than it used to. Even blue skies seem to be a clearer and stronger shade of blue.
And I’ve noticed the people changing along with the world. Strangers take the time to wave, smile and ask how you’re doing. Neighbors speak more often all the while social distancing with one another. People are putting the effort into finding other ways to celebrate birthdays and graduations by driving someone’s home in their decorated cars and beeping their horns. Restaurants that offer curbside pick-up and delivery do so with a smile. And for all of us wearing masks and gloves when needed, we’re doing it to protect ourselves, our families and everyone else’s. It seems that so many people have again started to look out for each other by calling more often or scheduling video chats together.
People are learning to embrace their time at home. They’re cleaning and purging their homes, they’re spending more time cooking and having dinner with their family, and some are even spending more time outdoors planting a garden or simply enjoying the sunshine and blue skies. They’re walking or running more, biking more, and they’re doing activities that help them stay calm and less anxious, such as meditation or yoga.
Despite what’s going on in the world, I’ve seen some truly beautiful changes in both our environment and in the people. It’s as if both are in a “healing process” of becoming a kinder and gentler world.
And isn’t that a wonderful thing?
Wishing you love and light,
Anxiety is running high these days and with good reason. In an effort to help you stay calm, as well as myself, I will be doing “Bedtime Stories” with Anne Dennish each night at 8 pm, EST. I will be reading stories from my books that are positive and uplifting in an attempt to help you clear out all the negative thoughts from your mind before you go to sleep. It’s just my way of trying to help others, including myself, stay calm and get a good night’s sleep and it’s what I can do while in the confines of my house.
It’s so important that we have a good night’s sleep during this time and I know for myself, a calming meditation or soothing voice helps. These are the times we need to turn off all the negative news of the day so that we can sleep peacefully and wake up well rested to face another day of quarantine and of COVID-19 news.
I hope this helps.
You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.
Stay calm. Stay safe. Stay home.
It’s a good thing.
Wishing you love, light, and sweet dreams,
Life is about balance, and the truth is, balance can sometimes be hard to find, yet it’s not impossible. You can find your balance in life if you pay attention to the signs that you’re NOT in balance.
I, too, find myself wondering why I’m feeling exhausted and unable to get anything on my “to do” list done; I wonder why things aren’t going as I had hoped or why my goals are taking too long to achieve.
I wonder why I’m feeling as though I’m in a fog, or why my mind keeps racing to places it shouldn’t go. And I wonder why all of this is happening…that is, until I stop, sit in silence outside, and meditate. I still my mind, hard as that may be sometimes, and take deep breaths.
And then I realize why I’m wondering and feeling all these “not so good” feelings: I’m out of balance.
I’m not getting enough sleep, I’m trying to do everything for everyone but myself, and I’m forgetting to love myself the way I love everyone else. Those are just a few reasons we find ourselves out of balance.
One of my favorite quotes from “Eat, Pray, Love” is this: “Balance, my darling, is not letting anybody love you less than you love yourself.” And that’s how we fall out of balance: we’re loving ourselves less.
So, what next? Get back on track, say “no” to situations or people that do not serve your Highest Good, make time for yourself, and most importantly: LOVE YOURSELF! Take a few moments each day and focus on yourself; envision a white light of love and joy surrounding you; and remember that just as you are kind and loving to others, you need to be that way with yourself.
You’ll find your balance when you find yourself.
Wishing you love and light,
“Every new day is a chance to do it better than the day before!”
It’s a beautiful day at the Jersey Shore today, yet every day you wake up is a beautiful day! Embrace a new day with no mistakes in it…take some time for yourself to breathe and relax. Spend some time outdoors, close your eyes, and listen to your intuition. Some of the most amazing thoughts and ideas come to you when you sit in silence.
Count your blessings, sit in gratitude for another day gifted to you, and find some time to laugh and be happy!
Wishing you all love & light, happiness and joy,