By Peg Jones
We have so much to be grateful for in our lives. I am reminded of this every day of my life. I know that there were times when I may have not felt that way as far as feeling grateful on a daily basis.
Before coming up with the subject of being grateful for all we have, I was looking through Facebook and the post blocks on my page. I came across this page block that said.
“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have”. Unknown
And so I thought I would write about this concept of being grateful for all that we have, even when we think we don’t have anything, or life is very stressful, and we find it hard to find peace or joy in our life. It is almost as if the stressful feelings which could be frustration, anger, resentment, feeling ignored and feeling worthless, etc., that the last thing we want to think about is being grateful, for all we have in our life. Its like are you kidding me? I have nothing to feel grateful for, so I have no interest in making this grateful list.
And then I hear in my mind, so you didn’t get your own way, so why be grateful? Like the feeling is just so focused on this feeling on the negative feeling we experienced and we are just going sit in that black hole of whatever, u are feeling. So is this a grown up version of a temper tantrum, or pity party of one?
I admit to being regular on the pity party for one circuit at different times , in my life. When I first heard about being grateful for what I have, I was like well I am not where I want to be in my life, for career or for relationship or other relationships or what whatever it was at the time. How can I possibly grateful
I was working with a life coach a few years ago, and it was suggested that I start to write ten things I am grateful for each day. Starting out was a bit hard. The first few days, I was able to think of at 7 things to be grateful for, not 10. I kept that date with myself each night and I found that as I was writing this nightly grateful list, I was writing down things, that we all take for granted. Like a sunny day, a warm day, a rainy day, that was badly needed because there was a drought, food on my table, and for my husband, my parents and siblings and my in-laws. Being grateful for the car, I am able to drive each day, to work, and for the job, I had and for the people that I worked with. For a roof over my head and for clean clothes to wear each day.
As I was writing the list each night, I found I was writing more than ten things I was grateful. I realized that writing this list was helping me to see how the the universe, our Source and higher power was truly there for us. I also found that my apathy of what I thought my life was all about was my limited thinking. I do have a lot to be grateful for and my demeanor, and sense of peace and joy, was beginning to comeback. I stopped comparing myself with others as I had done pretty much always.. I was just so grateful all that was in my life at that time.
I was also becoming more aware of the poverty; mistreatment of people through beliefs and through lack of funds and violence had ruined so many parts of the world, and was continuing to do so.
My grateful list became my mantra and it became my focus point on what the universe has blessed myself and family with. I was finally beginning to understand that it all begins with myself in being grateful for what I have, and to begin this daily grateful list with a feeling of loving and being accepted of who I am and being grateful for all that I have been given from the universe.
When we begin with Self-Love, the love emanates to all who we come into contact with on a daily basis. The grateful list helps us to feel this concept of acceptance and love of who we are.. And whatever was bothering us a few days usually goes away.
Coming to this place of gratitude, helps us to help other in a positive way, for we are all teachers and students on all aspects of our life.
Another way or version of feeling positive about who and what we do is make a habit of writing three things we have accomplished each day. Keeping it all on positive note and going to bed knowing that the day was full of joy and constant place of total gratitude and not in vain.
Taking this time each day, to do write your creative writing, know that the universe is always with you at all times. And lastly that you are truly grateful for all that you have in your life, today.
What does hope mean for you?
B y Peg Jones
HOPE of the past
HOPE for now
HOPE for my future
Where is your hope focused on, at this very minute?
If it was hope from the past, does it still ring true for you? Or can you move from it, because it’s no longer, your true focus. Yet, maybe you still hang on to this hope from the past, because you have a hard time letting go and still hoping it can happen. What is this past hope serving you? What if you let go this past hope, because it really isn’t relevant, any loner in your life?
Or is your hope, for the future? I hope to make this much money, 10 years in the future, I want to have this job, when I have this much experience. I hope they can change soon, I hope that when they leave they will contact me. I hope to be a millionaire in 10 years. I hope he will call me when he gets backs from his trip. I can only hope. I hope she is happy, I hope she will survive her sadness or her illness.
What about hope focused now this very minute? What is your focus now? What needs to be done now, so that this hope, you have, now, to come to fruition? What steps to you need this hope, to being an actuality, and no longer a hope? Do you need help, from others? Who are they and how can they help you.
A definition of hope is desire, expectation, looking forward, person, or thing that gives us cause for hope.
I think that when we have hope in our life, as far as expectation, what can I do help this hope, in being a reality.
What can we do to see this happen? What is our responsibility for this, if any?
Or do we just sit back and pray all will be well. Yes and no. There are something’s that we cannot control, such as terminal, or a natural disaster, changed circumstances, and someone using their free will
There is hope through prayer, interactions with others, dreams we may have for ourselves, our career, for those we love. Knowing that we can hope for all that is happening now is just as good as hoping for our future. Our present does become our future.
“Hope is eternal.”
Hope can help us to move on in our lives, to go beyond our wildest dreams, in so many ways and keep us from becoming stagnant. Sometimes, we need to think outside the box. To help this hope become a reality. It’s known what we need to focus on, how we can help with hope to come to fruition. We can only do so much as there are so many factors. But in doing our part, we do have help from friends and loved ones. We have our belief systems in how our higher power, Source, and our inner knowing. When we have hope in our lives, dreams to aspire to, that hope is what can get us through to attaining our dreams. When we do our part, the universe will make sure all works out for our highest good, for ourselves, and all in our life too.
Hope helps to remind us of our human and spiritual ties to the universe, and how we can co create together, our dream and wishes for our lives our planet call earth.
“We can hope alone, as we live our life, or we can ask the universe, or those who matter, to help us see our hope, for what is truly possible, in our life.” pj2014
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Have you lost your JOY?
By Peg Jones
We get busy with the day to day things, our jobs, our children, whether they are kids or young adults, our relationships an everything else in between, We get caught up in the planning, and dealing with organizations, government regs., paying our bills and dealing with our health, the doctors and everything else in between. We hear about the state of the world or of an incident to that are upsetting and then we see how it is all dragged out day to day on every media channel station that speaks about the state of our world.
I will stop there. I lost my self and forgot I was writing about JOY.
So we forget about our joy, because we are so busy dealing with life… that maybe troublesome or time consuming, and also our daily routine. Life can be crazy, funny, fun, disappointing, tiresome, overwhelming, and boring. We forget about the joy in life, and we forget how to find that joy. And so I asked the universe about joy, particularly some angels who love to talk about JOY…
Ok back to joy… Summer time is good time to talk about JOY, well anytime, I suppose. Do you sometime find that the times we say are going to be joyful; are the most stressful times too? I guess its how you choose to deal with these joyful/ stressful times. Like pre-wedding planning, and the holidays we have at the end of the year, and graduating from college or high School, or any of the other joyful times/ stressful times.
How can we keep these time a bit less stressful?
But that is not what I am particularly talking about. Although it is something to mull over, possibly.
What I am talking about is just going through day to day life, doing all what I wrote about above, but forgetting about the joy, as adults who are making transitions, with family friends and our careers, needs, wants, and day to day worries that keep us from the joy that use to be so easy to feel.
In speaking with friends recently, I mentioned something about forgetting the joy and how we have forgotten that the joy is still there. We just have to embrace it and to access it regularly.
I asked the angels about Joy, which by the way is one, their favorite things to speak about…They have given a few pointers, that I hear a lot, from them and others also. So they have encouraged me to write about how we can access our joy a bit more quickly. Of course they say that being appropriate when accessing the joy is a good idea to take into consideration.
These are some their ideas for us when wanting to invite joy into our lives again, when we have forgotten what it was… so here are some pointer they have shared.
- If life gets so very stressful for you, take that time for you to relax and to take total down time.
- When there are decisions to be made, be sure you have all the facts and then evaluate the pro’s and con’s of the decision
- Talk to the friends that make you laugh
- Do something different, that you would enjoy doing.
- Go outside, go to the beach, to a lake, or pond, or go the mountains or on a hike, embrace the beauty in your surroundings
- See a funny show or movie with friends or close relationship.
- Do fun activities with your kids, or grandkids
- Play board games with friends
- Sing by yourself or with friends and family.
- Giving your worries and stress to the Universe, the Angels too and know that they will help you to feel this joy again..
- Having a sense of humor helps too.
The list could be endless. But taking the time in reading this article, and thinking about JOY, in our lives, is a positive thing to consider. Especially if we forget that we truly deserve joy in our lives. And you know you do deserve to have this joy for yourself, and for your loved ones, even when it seems to impossible to think of this. Bringing the JOY in our lives and thinking of ways we can do this is something to consider. We all deserve this joy, to help with the stress and frustrations of our life.
So in thinking about joy and how to bring more in, I bet we all can come up with some really creative ways, and I am sure you all have some great ideas, for letting the joy, continue in our life.
I keep hearing that life wasn’t’ suppose to be this difficult, that balance of body mind and spirit can certainly help too. So get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and thank the angels, our higher power, friends, and family (those that bring us joy) for being a part of our life, and SMILE…..
Can you feel the JOY?
Sometimes, your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.
Thich Nhant Hanh
The message from the Universe for the month June 2014
By Peg Jones
The weather for you , is finally beginning to settle down somewhat. The weather is getting warmer for those in the north in the USA after a long winter experience, for all who were living there.
We have a message for all for this new month coming up, June, 2014. So many milestones for each of you , graduations , weddings, changes due to moving or changing job. Each of you making changes or watching changes of others around you.
Of course, besides the changes and transitions in your lives, and those in your life, there are many changes on the world platform too. There more people waking up and seeing how spirituality plays in their lives. And there are changes in the awareness of people, on the financial front of national, worldwide and also personal levels. There has been more awareness of the food we eat and what we put into our bodies. We are finding that we are becoming more aware in wanting to each more organic meat , fruits and vegetables..W e are seeing how a lot of what you eat, is not for your higher good , and you keep track of what you are eating and drinking.
There is more awareness of finding out the truth of who and what we are.. What our actual origin are consisted of.. And are we who we think we are?
Man is waking up to finding the TRUTH of all aspects of what a human being truly is. Many are waking up the fact that they are not only a human being, we are spiritual beings in every way too. We are waking up to the fact that we are capable of so much more that what we have told in the past and what we can do to develop further on our path.
We are finding out, that there are different ways we can communicate with spirit, our guides, angels, loved ones, animal totems, and the elementals.. We are finding that we can pick who and when we want to communicate through one these channels or several at the same time.
We are finding the Universe is very kind and that it provides us what we truly need. The quote that comes to me at this time
“God never gives us any more than we can handle.”
We are learning the concept of being grateful for all that we have in our lives on the earth plane. That when we thank the universe for all that we have, that more is given to us, when we are truly grateful and when we start to do t he footwork for what we want to have help with from our guides or our angels .
Also we are finding that when we live with positive intent that our hopes, dreams and wishes truly will be manifested for us..
The best part of our new awareness, is that if we think it, it can happen for us.. For we are co- creators in every way, possible.
Love is at the heart of this new awareness, and that when we spread this love, the universe is very happy about that.. The universe then truly wants us to succeed, in what we came to earth for, and to live our life purpose, with hope and the confidence that all things are possible, when we have positive intent.
I hear constantly, don’t for get, no matter what we can do anything we want to do. The final point I want discuss is know that, the universe loves, no matter what .And that we are worthy of this love and ability to help us to succeed in our new corner of the journey of love.
The angels remind us how precious we are and how the universe are behind us in every way..
Don’t ever doubt our love dear child.
Thank you and have a wonderful day, today.
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Happy New Year 2014
Happy New Year to all for a wonderful year we are about to embark. Let put the sad and negative things behind us, not dwell too much on this and look forward to what this New Year can bring to us. For some that may be difficult, but for most of us we can set goals make plans for a fun and productive year. Try something new, go to a class, learn a new craft or do something you have never done before and wanted to do it. It’s a clean slate and we can set those goals high or low, many or few. The angels are telling that setting priorities and completing one goal at a time is a good way to start. Focusing on what is most important and then going down the list, day by day or week by week.
I am hearing to be observant of the people who you meet as you go through your day… They may be the person that can help with something specific. Starting your day with a plan in mind and planning at least fun thing each day is a good way to keep on track.. To allow joy and fun in our life is so important and the angels remind us of this too…
I am being reminded to talk about being in a state of being grateful each day is a way to help us actually feel this. Also we might want to write down three to five things we are happy that had happened that day. Keeping a journal is a great way to keep track and then do your grateful list and keeps us in the direction of being focused on the positive. The angels are reminding me that yes there can some things in our life that are not pleasant …or are upsetting. However they remind we can turn around a situation or issue to benefit ourselves and all concerned if there is any way. We all have problems and we all have things in our life that we feel are holding us back or we have people to blame because things are not working in our favor. But if we really think about all aspects of the issue is this the truth of the situation? We can think of solutions and can think ways to think differently. Just because the committee in your head says it’s this way is it truly the whole truth?
How many interpretation of this issue are there that you know of, including your own opinion? You have the right to find a answer to the solution in a way that is pleasing to you and helpful for others is they are involved..
Looking at the big picture of all that is and not focusing on the narrow view can be very helpful too… Waiting for others to help usually doesn’t happen.. We are the ones that have to step out and make the first moves, even if it is the hardest thing we have ever done.
Being open to possibilities, and to know that if something negative has happened, but to see the options in a positive light. Yet sometimes we continue to remain in the negative mind-set…. That is fine, and it’s your choice, but you have options … We all have options… We can get guidance from spiritual sources or earthly sources such as counselors, coaches, close friend, or clergy. But in the long run it’s up to us to begin the healing and to switch from our ego thinking to our heart healing… So it may include forgiveness, it may mean smiling when we don’t feel like it. There are so many options, than that of feeling angry, sad, hurt, abandoned, or ignored. Some of these feeling have to go through a process of recovery, and grieving… Loss is so hard for us to understand, but when we understand the big picture of all that is then it’s possibly a bit easier, but it not a done deal.
The angels lastly remind me that sometimes the universe helps us to find our to what we need to accomplish, which forces us to move on …In time we do understand and take back our power and to go forward…. Happy New Year! Note:I am offering 12 month 2014 readings. Check my site for particulars… http://www.pegsangelicalwhispers.com