Kitty Surprise 07/19/2010
On my walk with Shari this morning we rounded the corner and this little guy popped out from one of the bushes. I wish I would have had my video camera with me because after we stopped to pet him he bobbed and weaved between us and our feet for a few more strides.
When we came around the circle the second time, there he was laying beneath the shade waiting to bob and weave once more. He was my morning walk blessing, put a smile on my face.
The Promises We Make to Ourselves 07/19/2010
The ability to make and keep promises to myself has been weighing on my mind lately. I shared before my habit of waiting to be called out before I take action on a project. Not keeping promises to myself places a big role in that.
I desire to be someone who has integrity.
In the past my bigger concern was the promises I make to others without keeping. Now that my coaching program has gotten a little bumpy it is clear that where I need to start is by making promises to myself and keeping them.
Last night I promised myself I would only hit snooze on my alarm once this morning. Brawn woke up for work at 5:45 a.m. and I chose to wake up with him. I made coffee, cleaned my room, did the dishes, watered my flowers and got 30 minutes worth of work done all before the sun came up.
Needless to say I am proud of myself. This feeling of integrity and accomplishment feels much better then doubt and disappointment.
One day at a time.
What promises have you been making to yourself and not keeping? If this is something that happens frequently, start by taking it one day at a time. Choose a promise that is fun for you. I assure you that making the promise and keeping it to yourself is just as fun and rewarding as getting “it” done.
My Friday Night 07/17/2010
The King of Pentacles 07/16/2010
Something has been on my mind and I have been debating about whether or not to write about it here. So this morning before I started to journal I broke out my Goddess Tarot cards and asked, "what do I need to write about today? What do I need to release?" I drew the King of Pentacles, go figure. Here is what this card stands for:
Kind of Pentacles: Steadfastness, Wealth Creation, Riches
The forces of worldly prosperity. The ability to create wealth. Real estate transactions. Investments- money or emotional. Steadfast. Someone who personifies with these forces.
I wrote a while back about my discomfort with possessing things of value and the fear I have about them being taken away. The house we live in now is adorable. I have spoken to the person we are renting from and he has agreed to let us buy it from him. However he wants to keep it in his name for 2 more years and then let us put the money we have paid in rent as the down payment. This sounds GREAT to us!
But there is no paper work guaranteeing that the deal will still be intact at the end of two years. There is nothing saying that he can't change his mind. The owner of the house is a friend of ours, so I would like to think that he wouldn't do that and large part of me feels he wouldn't. But there is still the chance.
This is where my fear comes in.
I really want to redo our bedroom and lots of things to the outside of the house as far as gardening goes. But what if we put in all this work, make it ours and beautiful and then it gets taken away from us. Is it still worth putting all the work into?
I wish I could shake this fear. Where did it come from? Why is it here? How can I make it go away? (Asking myself of course.)
Anyway, I have drawn the King of Pentacles 3 times this week already. From what the card means, we should have nothing to worry about with the house. Whatever is suppose to happen will and I will end up right where I need to be. I just need to find a way to let the anxiety pass in the mean time.
New bedroom, here I come!
What's Up With That? 07/15/2010
I have a bad habit of not keeping my word. But it goes deeper then that. Not only do I make commitments to other people and avoid keeping them, but I often procrastinate waiting to be called out on something. Once I am called out- I get a burst of "can-do" attitude and then I am all about getting the job done.
It's not okay (to me) that I wait to be called out.
During one of my coaching sessions we talked about this and I acknowledged that the biggest conflict with not keeping my word is not that I don't keep my word with other people, but that I don't keep my word with myself. That is something I am looking into more.
Something I realized this morning is that it is the acknowledgment I seek after being called out and then getting the job done. I fear (subconsciously) that if I do not first show that I can go from bad to good, my work will go unnoticed. Ugh. This has got to change.
To be continued.
Gentleness, Intuituion and invitation 07/14/2010
If you look back at my historical blueprint of my health and fitness you would look up having a disgusted look on your face; at least I do.
Growing up our diet consisted of Spaghetti O's and Meatballs, pork chops with macaroni and home fries, hamburger helper, canned green beans and canned corn, Dr. Pepper, southern sweet tea, sugar water, fried potatoes and kit kats and butterfingers hidden in my grandmothers refrigerator.
I am strong believer and preacher, even that we are not a victim of our past. How we were brought up is merely a catalyst for who we want to become. There is so much to learn and gain from our past. But there also lies destruction if you choose to play the role of victim to your circumstances.
Well, sad to say that is exactly what I have been doing my whole life. Instead of taking charge and making choices that are in align with the body I want to have, I sit deep in the hole of starches and carbs that I grew up with. Most of what I put into my body does not actually serve me. Sure it keeps me from being hungry, but the food I eat does not work for me.
It is overwhelming to think about ALL the things I need to change about my diet. So I am taking it one day at a time.
Yesterday I borrowed a juicer from a friend, I have done 30 minutes to an hour of exercise for the past two days and continue to take it one day at a time. It is easier that way. If all I am thinking about is the minimum 20 minutes of exercise I need to put in today then I won't get overwhelmed by thinking how far I need to go.
I set my goal to be a size 10 by August 20. I am excited about that.
A Student of Love 07/13/2010
Today's Note From the Universe said: "When you consider all the faces in all the places in all the times, Megan, do you see every one of them as students... of love? They are, The Universe"
For some reason as I read this I had a vision in my head of people in living in western times; saloons and all. The picture in my head was even in black and white. There was a sense of emptiness surrounding it and left me wondering what is really important?
It is clear to me and has been for almost a year now (crystal clear,) that I am student of Love. I am here to share with you the many ways to love. Not just by giving, but receiving and sharing as well.
Recently when I got my astrology report read, I was told that right now through the end of this year and possibly into 2011 I will be in the fog, feeling my way around.
In the past it has been clear to me which path to choose. Right now, I am walking, blind, with my hands out in front of me, hoping an abyss does not appear through the fog.
But should it, I guess I will be taking another PLEAP (Pink Leap of Faith.)
I don't really know what my next step is at this point. But on my way back to Texas from California I was listening to Jack Canfield's success CDs and he said something along the lines of "when you put 1 extra hour a day, reading or learning about your field of choice in 5 years or less, you will be an expert."
So while I am walking in the fog I am going to read and absorb as much information as possible.
What do you do while you are waiting in the fog?
I was thrift store shopping a few weeks ago (as I commonly am) and a book appeared in my path that caught my attention. It was odd for this kind of book to be in this kind of place and even more odd that it fell right at my feet.
Being a child of the Universe, I decided it was a sign. I bought the book for a whopping 50 cents and took it home.
It wasn't until recently that I started reading it. I must admit the way the book is written calls to me. The topics are divine and I am always left with something to think about and want more.
It is called "Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System" by Anodea Judith. Has anyone ever read it before? I can't wait to share with you what unveils itself in chapters to come.
"....material existence as a kind of consensus reality worldwide....people can and often do work together for a common goal. Yet this level is a very small part of what is a available to us within the conscious mind."
My Unexpected Gifts 07/08/2010
I love when The Universe shows up with unexpected gifts.
When I was in California at an Owning Pink gathering there was an intuitive there that asked if I had ever considered working with teenagers. In that moment I broke into tears. The very thought of being around teenagers makes me uncomfortable to say the least. I haven't exactly been able to put my finger on it, but I think it has something to do with the general concept that when you are that age you are certain you know all there is to know.
The Universe decided to give me a peak into what gifts lie in working with teenagers for me by placing a couple in my life. The first one is my sister. We took a short, but sweet trip to Austin recently and along the way had some very powerful conversations about what was going on in her life and how she might handle certain situations differently. To my surprise she tried on the advice and found that it worked out for her very well. She has called me a couple times letting me know of her success in these areas.
The fact that she was able to acknowledge the change came from her and not some outside source was very powerful for me to witness. It gave me hope in the realm that not only was there something for me to gain in working with teens, but also that they too had the ability to move past themselves and onto something better.
I will tell you more about the second person later. But I want you to know that having this person show up in my life when she did was by far the biggest surprise and gift I have received in quite sometime. I am SO looking forward to seeing where this connection takes me and others!
Thanks for being on the ride with me.
What surprises have you had show up in your life lately that turned out to be clues to your greater way of being?
Honey Orange Citrus Chicken 07/07/2010
Grill or broil this flavorful honey citrus chicken. Chipotle Tabasco sauce gives these chicken breasts a tantalizing smoky flavor.Ingredients:
If desired, boil the marinade and use it to baste the chicken the last 5 or 10 minutes.
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