Happy Humpday Hotstuff! Today’s post has a dash of everything to jazz up your heart-space, your mind and your wardrobe! Ready? Let’s get started….
For the past few weeks I’ve felt a beautiful shift and the urgency to go even deeper in my Spiritual life. I feel like a Spiritual Sponge and want to soak up new teachings, ideas, tools and practices in order to keep growing and understanding my true purpose and what God has planned for me. I believe we are a “work-in-progress” until we take our final breath and there’s still so many old mindsets from the past that I wish to overcome and concepts that no longer serve me and my highest good. Woohoo for outgrowing old mindsets! It’s a liberating time as well as a challenging one and many times, we get bogged down in the complexity of it all. I often judge myself and over -analyze what I’m thinking. But, the truth is…it is all quite simple. We need to just open our hearts, be like a little innocent child and then just LISTEN. Have you felt what I’m describing? All of these concepts are brilliantly taught by one of my fave Spiritual teachers, Marianne Williamson. She has a gift for articulating profound Spiritual principles into easy-to-comprehend teachings to apply to your life. I recently watched older episodes of her appearances on the “The Best of The Oprah Show” on OWN and I highly recommend that you do yourself a favor and watch it! Life-changing. I have read many of Marianne’s books and they are the type you need to read every few years. I wanted to share this beautiful Morning Prayer from her book, ILLUMINATA. If you struggle with getting your day started right and then continuing to come from a place of Love VS. Fear throughout the day, I encourage you to print this out and read it every morning:
I give this day to You.
May my mind stay centered on the things of spirit.
May I not be tempted to stray from love.
As I begin this day, I open to receive You.
Please enter where You already abide.
May my mind and heart be pure and true, and may I not deviate from the things of goodness.
May I see the love and innocence in all mankind, behind the masks we all wear and the illusions of this worldly plane.
I surrender to You my doings this day.
I ask only that they serve You and the healing of the world.
May I bring Your love and goodness with me, to give unto others wherever I go.
Make me the person You would have me be.
Direct my footsteps, and show me what You would have me do.
Make the world a safer, more beautiful place.
Bless all Your creatures.
Heal us all, and use me, dear Lord, that I might know the joy of being used by You.
Here’s a candid video sharing my thoughts on not beating yourself up if you have negative thoughts– because they can actually be a GREAT MOTIVATOR!
Quick style tip to keep in mind when you start shopping for new fall items: Rock patent leather preferably in the Burgundy, Wine + Red family! Either a great jacket, boots or handbag will jazz up your wardrobe for Fall 2012!