Conscious Quickie for January 8, 2017 is Spheres.
What comes to mind when you think of spheres? Maybe the globe of our world is a good example? There is often more to the word than meets the eye, however. Consider spheres of knowledge or influence, and how these may affect our lives. This would include the family and friends we see daily or on a regular basis who help shape our life experience. Do you find you have grown together with others or apart from them? In what spheres might you be an anchor for others? Spheres of community in which we participate make up part of the overall tapestry of our lives, all part of the web of connection. What we do in life changes along with us, as part of the acquisition of understanding that is fostered along our journey. ~ Blessings!
Conscious Quickie for January 7, 2017 is Inactivity.
Do you see what I did here? As an example of inactivity, the conscious quickie for the day was left undone and published a day later. This inactivity freed up very little of my day, in fact. It made me think of other ways inactivity might leave voids in our lives. Did something else come along to fill up the time? Sure, it did; but it was not part of this daily minder to become more conscious, though. Thus, it felt more like a gaping hole than the simple act of being consciously inactive. Might there be times when inactivity is useful? One of the best reasons for being inactive or “not doing” something would be if the action hurt others. Going one day without thinking of consciousness…was that harmful, or could it be? This is something we can only answer for ourselves. ~ Blessings!
Conscious Quickie for January 6, 2017 is Change.
Here we are, almost a week into the new year, and it is a good time to be conscious of change. Many of us resolve to make various changes, so how is it going? Are we remaining conscious of the many ways change can affect us, or that we can effect change? Is there one main thing you seek to change this year? It is never too late to change, even though some people believe ‘you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.’ Change is a constant thing, as nature shows us. We can change with each breath we take, since the one we take now is different than the last. Our conscious awareness is the same way; what is true now often changes with greater understanding. Do not sweat the details, but remain aware and conscious of the little steps we can take to change every day ~ Blessings!
Conscious Quickie for January 5, 2017 is Heritage.
“In everything you say and do, you bring your heritage along with you.” This little rhyme suggests that we are the sum of our parts…our heritage. There is another saying that tells us we are the result of generations of love. Our being here is the evidence that we have a history to honor, and a deep background that goes farther back than many of our working memory banks will recall. Some of us attuned to energy and consciousness may be able to recall some bit of our heritage, whether it is personal or cultural. In expanding our consciousness to consider heritage, rather than keeping our heritage strictly in the past, let us consider that we breathe some renewed life into it on our leg of the journey. Are we the best we can be, and do we honor our heritage in all that we say and do? ~ Blessings!
Conscious Quickie for January 4, 2017 is Service.
Service is a heart-generated action, generally attributed toward a greater good. We may take on the action of service for one person or many. Despite the often-prevailing idea that services should be paid for, there are many benefits to non-profit-related service. Gifting service, or being of-service without the idea of getting something back immediately, reinforces the ‘good that comes back to us’ in a roundabout way. We may offer a service directly, yet reap larger dividends when we least expect it. Many people put their lives at risk in the performance of service, which makes it a critical topic to consider. Today, we contemplate the many ways we may be of service and extend these heart-based loving actions to others. ~ Blessings!
Conscious Quickie for January 2, 2017: Family
We all come from and belong to some type of family. Family is an integral part of our heritage and societal structure. Whether we consider a family as one that consists of a married couple or a small, ‘nuclear’ family, or one much larger that includes aunts, uncles, and ‘cousins by the dozens,’ the concept of being in a family is pretty much what we define it to be. There are those who are without family, yet find those who extend love and care that is more than a mere friendly encounter or relationship. For our human family as a whole, we are part of a much larger family of creation; one sphere in an ecosystem; a string in a tapestry that comprises the cosmic whole. We must maintain awareness and active consciousness with all our family members ~ Blessings!
Conscious Quickie for January 1, 2017 is Choice.
All we do is a matter of choice; all that matters is choice. The choice options we have may vary between two things, such as in the flip of a coin, or we may have the choice from a multitude of options. When it comes to choice there are usually a plethora at hand. But, to make the ‘best’ choice, we may be systematically and maybe culturally designed to make our choice from the best of two, or the two most prominent: the proverbial fork in the road. Conscious growth asks us to become more aware of the larger number of options we have at our disposal, and to think outside the box. When faced with choice in this new year, consider the broader options we each have, then make the best choice that rings true with you ~ Blessings!