Angelical Whispers

Learning and Listening to our Angels

A Different Perspective of Valentine’s Day, from my heart to yours


By Peg Jones

Did you ever think of the different ways we use the word heart?  The ways that we use the word HEART, in positive and also in ways that can be negative.  Well I thought about doing just that today, and so I sat down, and I was able to come up with over 100 different ways, we use this word HEART.

I am finding that ”HEART”,  can really cover a range of emotions, feelings and other concepts, when you actually sit down and think about it. And why would I want to do such a thing

My article is due today…..And I wanted to write about Valentine’s Day for this months issue.

From what I can see, this list, I wrote, can be put into several categories.

  • Emotions, positive or negative
  • Feelings
  • Essence of someone.
  • Referring to heart using medical terms
  • Using different modes of creativity, that speak of the heart
  • And phrases we use when using heart in our thinking or speaking..

It is truly an amazing word.  HEART, is one of those words that can be used in so many different ways, that can speak of our lives as a both a spiritual and human …

Our human heart is what keeps us going, if I speak in medical terms.

It is central for our existence, because if it stops, our earthly life as we know it can possibly end, if not able to be revived.

How about my heart stopped when he walked into the room..  My heart melted, as he came to ask me my name.  He had such a good heart.  I knew in my heart, our hearts were meant for each other.

Or

When I go to my heart place, and I check, how it is feeling at this time.

I know in my heart, that I feel joyful, creative, passionate, happy, and peaceful..

I have written a lot about being in the heart place.  It’s our true center, of all that we are..  The heart will help us to peel back the layers, of what, we know longer need.  It is our higher self, of all that we are.  The higher self, can be our angels, our guides, our Source of all, our intuition, our guidance system.  We don’t all have the same models of what is meant by the Heart or our heart place.

When my heart is blissful, I feel blissful, too.  When our heart is joyful, we can create from the heart.  Because it is pure, and authentic, and it’s coming from the purest part of ourselves.  When we create art, dance, write, essays, poetry, it comes from our knowing and being.  It is expressions of our authenticity.

There is ying and yang in all ways of living and our expression of how we choose to live.  We are human and we always have choices.

But we also, have baggage that we don’t totally realize we have, or may not completely understand… or want to understand. And sometimes, this baggage has a lot of little bags, and compartments, inside the larger bags that we may, or may not show to the world…  The layers cover our true essence of who we are…  The layers can cause illness, addictions, bitterness, anger, frustration, self loathing, judgments, or maybe, in activities, that are not in our best favor, that keep us from being in that place of peace and love and grace..

Today, I heard a TED Talk from Dr Lissa Rankin,  speaking of how so many of us, are  living according to how we think we need to live because of what or society tells us or what we were brought up to believe.  And that is fine, because that is how for hundreds of years, we thought we had to live.  She specifically spoke of our careers, and how we choose a job for reasons that may not truly be the right choice.  That we may come to a point, and say enough, no more..  Its killing me.. We become burnt out, tired, ill, sick, angry and a lot of other negative concepts..  In many ways, our world is having a big wakeup call…  To really, stop, review our careers, relationships, values, and how we just are not sure we want to stay on the merry-go-round of life as we think it is or we think it should be..  Our elders may or may not understand this thinking at all and maybe they do.

Dr Rankin, spoke that many of the diseases and issues, we deal with today, are due to not healing  from the different layers of what is blocking the pathway to our heart place.  These blockages,  need to not only be healed through medicine, but also spiritually, how we treat our body,  through the food we eat and  how we exercise our bodies and our minds..Our spiritual connections, She also mentioned how creativity in all the different ways we are able to creative can help this immensely..

Dr. Lissa Rankin,  speaks of  when she left her prestigious Dr position,  moved to the country with her family,  and began a life of helping others more holistically.. Prescribing, herbs, tinctures,  remedies, energy healing and all the different ways of how energy healing can help..She found that people were still hurting, emotionally, and all that came with that..  She said she felt that whether, it was holistic healing, or western medicine, the main thing that they needed to understand was that they needed to get to the root of the issues, and to heal from the inside and that starts in understanding  the root of is making us not balanced, body, mind and spirit. When one part of the triad is not balanced, others parts of the triad can have some issues…  Who does not have issues?  http://bit.ly/1JnIBXJ  video I was speaking of in this article.

  • Broken heart
  • Shattered heart
  • Heartless
  • No feeling there in my heart
  • Heartsick
  • Painful heart
  • Sad heart
  • Hungry heart
  • Heart of the matter

When we sing, are we ever sad, or angry?  We loved to sing when we were kids, and we would sing all the time.  For 34 years, I was a preschool teacher, and I sang every day with my students.  Many times we would sing the songs from the song book and we would make up our own words, for new songs of our own.  We would add new verses for songs we already knew.  Sometimes we would dance and sing, and sometimes we paint and sing.

  • Joyful heart
  • Blissful heart
  • Singing from the heart
  • Heart song
  • Singing heart
  • M y heart is singing
  • Musical heart
  • Creating from the heart
  • Talking from the heart
  • God bless your heart
  • Speaking and singing from the heart
  • Happy heart

And by now, you are thinking, and what does this all have to do with Valentine’s Day, the day where we celebrate our love and appreciation for our partners, our families, and our friends.

We see and hear how commercialized Valentine’s Day, and we rush to buy the cards, gifts, toys etc, do we  think to include ourselves, as to how we can celebrate how we care for ourselves? We see the candy heart boxes for our kids our partners, or the special cards to our people who are special in our lives, the restaurants that advertise special deals for you and that special person, the candy, the stuffed toys,  It’s a commercial day of mayhem and expectations, from the department store, jewelry store, card store, and restaurants.

Is it the mindless accessibility that we buy into the commercial traditions and pressure of the day?  It’s what we do, did we include to do something for ourselves for this day..

And so I asked the angels, what suggestions they had for including ourselves some love, in honoring positive self-love, for ourselves.  I mean we are busy human beings, with jobs, careers, kids, businesses, & family to care for.

Who are we to do such a thing, as to celebrate ourselves on this day or any day for that matter?

Archangel Chamuel, and Archangel Raphael, shared with me a few words, to share with you, on this subject.

First they said, to look at my list of words and phrases, I wrote using the word HEART.

They have some questions, they want us to ask yourself each day..

 

“What color does your heart feel to be on this day?

What heart song do you want to sing?

What words from your heart, can you think of that will help you to feel joy, peace?

What stories from heart can you share, with yourself or others?

Did you know that every day is Valentine’s Day..

You deserve, to feel love and to know love and to give love

It’s not something you attain, you are love..

And when you can see that deep in your heart, then you will know every day is Valentine’s Day.

Not just one day,

Valentine’s Day is every day!!!

Self love is acceptance of who you are, no matter, who you think, you are.

Celebrate YOU and celebrate those you love everyday…

And as we sit on our heart cloud of love (HEART GRAPHIC INSERTED BELOW_

From the bottom of our hearts.  We thank you all for who you are, deep in your heart and soul.

We share with each of you, a golden heart, to signify, the love each of your angels share with you each day….

Live your passion; embrace your creativity, understanding of living from the heart, helps yous in creativity, relationships and all aspects your life.

Love from our hearts to your hearts,

Archangel Chamuel, and Archangel Raphael”                                 

 

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Laughter from the heart                     The peace has left my heart..

                                         Rainbow heart   joy                                        Connected heart                      

My heart is of joy                                                              My heart is of peaceful heart    

                   My heart is of peaceful heart    

Poems from the heart

 

Heartfelt       Walk with your heart on your sleeve.

 

How many ways do you use the word heart?  Try making a list of the different ways to use heart.  Please feel free to share your experience in making this list.

8 Ways of How to make the Holiday Season Stress-free


8 Ways of How to make the Holiday Season Stress free

By Peg Jones

It’s the week before Thanksgiving and we are in a panic because, we have to cook three apple pies and 3 vegetable dishes, cook two turkeys, get 20lbs of mashed potatoes ready for dinner at 3 pm, with 20 people coming to the house, and five will be staying with for three days.  And to add to all of this, to the every burning fire, you have to work till 4 on the day before Thanksgiving.

That was last week’s problem……..

The Thanksgiving Holiday is finished.

And as you looked at your calendar, the Monday morning after the just passed holiday weekend, you see that you have less than 4 weeks to plan and decide what the Christmas or Hanukkah  or other traditions, of the season,  plans and events will be the next 3- 4 weeks for this  very busy season.

You see the craziness of all that is supposedly expected on social and traditional levels.  The expectations of your children, young and old, friends and relatives, and finding the time to do the shopping, the baking and the going to the concerts, and all the activities that the children are involved in, at school, and church, or temple, and the adult parties that can be a bit cumbersome, and expensive.

It can get quite crazy, wild.  But does it really have to be this way..  ?

Sometimes making the season simple can be the easiest way for coping with the incredible amount of marketing, and all of its expectations.  Making it simple, fun, and creative is what I am feeling.  I need to suggest for having the holiday to be something you and all in your life to enjoy the holiday season.

Tradition is a big part of the holiday season, and passing down the traditions of food, social occasions and of adults and children can be hard to keep up.

Of course this is not the way for all of us but those with children, married or single,  and wanting to uphold the traditions you choose to share with them, can be rather crazy. Or if you have to cook for  a party or lots of people during the day of the holiday, having company during this time,  can be a challenging task too.

I asked Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael, for some ideas on some main points to consider for this holiday season, to possibly make the season go a bit smoother with less stress…..Of course we have the weather to consider too, because inclement weather, can certainly change the plans for our holiday season.

The following are some points to ponder.

  • Make lists, of all you need to do. Take out your calendar, put in the kids social events and your events too, with or without your partner, and with friends..  The office parties, the neighborhood gatherings.  Then plan out shopping lists, for food and home decorations, in and outdoor..  And delegate, delegate.
  • Delegate tasks for home, tasks and include everyone that can help… Taking out the decorations and decorating can be a family activity over a weekend, and the same with cooking…  Preparing for the holiday food, can be delegated too,  to older children, who can cook or bake, or send them to the store for things you may need for the holiday… Also making homemade decorations for whatever holiday is being celebrated in the home is a good way to include all in helping the holiday be fun..
  • Planning a budget so that expenses don’t go to out of control is very important. Sticking to the plan is always a challenge, especially for those that have a kind heart, and want to make everyone happy….
  • Making your own holiday cards for those special in your life, can be done for those with older children. Making ornaments are also a fun thing to explore and research…  They look great on the tree or in a window, and make great gifts too.
  • Ten people are coming to your house on the day of the holiday, and you work or just very busy.. You can ask each person to bring a dish, or dessert for the meal and you cook the turkey, and a dessert or two,   Asking others to help is a good way to keep the amount of work down, and can help to keep all calm..  Also make some of the food ahead of time, such as dessert, and some vegetables or casseroles.  And ask for help too.
  • As for the gifts to be purchased, many buy all through the year, or buy gifts as they travel too.. OR you can make some gifts and start early to begin the projects, or to give to a charity of your choice.  There online shopping too and this can take time away from the shopping centers.  Make it simple, make it fun..
  • I remember days of watching relatives, and myself included of wrapping the day before Christmas, mountains of gifts, sitting in the bedroom away from the family activities all day.. Try wrapping as your purchase the items, or use bags, as this saves time for the laborious task of wrapping the gifts.  As others to help too..
  • How about the card list in sending cards to friend and relatives, and business associates… Can the list be cut down a bit this year? Do you have to really send cards to those you will be seeing on the holiday or in town?

The holidays are a time of community, and so many of us have this opportunity of being with those we love and cherish.  There are many that do not have this and the angels ask us to remember this, and to be kind to those who are with family or who are celebrating alone, for so many reasons, that I don’t need to write about.

I think keeping these people in mind. In giving them a call, or sending a card, saying hello, helping out at a charity or soup kitchen, or just lighting a candle and asking our higher power, to be with them, and to keep them safe for this time, if they do happen to be completely alone..

If appropriate you could ask them to a meal on the day of the holiday or before or after the holiday, just to let them know you are thinking of them.

We also have to respect that some choose to be alone too, and that is ok too.

I believe I have pretty much covered the main things to consider during the holiday coming up.

As light workers, this can be a season of great challenge for the people we work with and on a personal basis..  We need to be sure that we are grounded and protected safely so that we can do the work we share with others, and for ourselves and family, so that we too are able to enjoy the holiday time, if celebrated.  Or it’s just a time personal spiritual celebration, of our source..  Having our own traditions and celebrations are to be celebrated too and respecting all ways of others celebrating this season too…

2014 is leaving us  and 2015 is quickly coming towards us….

I just want to say that the next month is a time of joy and peace for all and to know, that whatever difficulties maybe come about this time,   your angels are with you always  Especially, when you ask them for assistance… Asking them for help and trusting they are there for you, will help you to see how much the angels do want to help you today and always..

Having positive intent in all that you do,

Will keep you, from feeling a always so blue.

Helping your fellow man, in some special way,

Will help them carry on, throughout their day.

Going the extra mile and helping with a smile,

Will help you to share, and show you care.

If life gets tough and it’s hard to cope,

Know the angels are with you

we will guide you on your slippery slope.

When asking your angels for guidance, and telling them your woes,

 Know we are listening and offering you a rose.

The rose signifies love and the strength that you possess,

Listen closely to our whispers and know you are very blessed.”

By Peg Jones                                          Copyright©  2006 PegJones

 

A Thanksgiving Message: 8 Ideas about how we can be grateful for all we have in 2014 By Peg Jones


 

 

A Thanksgiving Message:

8 Ideas about how we can begrateful for all we have in 2014

By Peg Jones

 

A year has passed and the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us.  This day marks the beginning of the holiday season for those of us in the USA.  Before I write of the activities of what happens after Thanksgiving Day, I want to speak of Thanksgiving, a holiday to share with family friends and a time to be thankful for what you have at this time.  For me, it’s about the relationships with my family and friends.  It’s also about all that I have to be grateful for in my life and letting the people in my life know how I feel.  It’s about thanking my higher power and all that are in our universe, protecting and guiding us on a daily basis.  Thanking them for the help and guidance they have shared with me this past year.

I have found over the years, that when I am not in a place of appreciation, that is time for me start writing down what I am grateful for.  And it’s also time for me to write at least three things that was positive as I live my day.  I have found that when I do  this, I find that I am feeling better,  about all that is happening in my life, no matter how small.  The fact that there is positive activity going in my gives me hope and gives me confidence that all is well.  I am also letting the universe know, that I am grateful too.

When I write my grateful list I try to write at least ten things on a given day.  If on the next day when I write my grateful list I make an effort to write a few more different items but if I find I am running out items I repeat some of what I wrote the previous night.  After about a week, I try for 15 items, and continues for a few more each day…  I usually go to up to 20 over a period of a few weeks.  I have found that when I make this list I do find myself becoming very grateful for all that I do have.

So in thinking about the grateful list, I thought why not include children, grandchildren, partner, friends, or a even a group of friends in making this list in  a creative way.  So here are a few ways, I have been inspired to share today,

  1. Instead of a list, each day, purchase or decorate notebook or a journal that you absolutely fall in love with.  Use this journal to write down all that you are grateful for..You can draw, or paint, what you are grateful or write poetry about being grateful too.
  2. Maybe invite your children, no matter what the age to do the same..
  3. Make a grateful affirmation board of all you are grateful and add to it as you find or think of thing. You can do this for you personally or invite family members to participate too.
  4. Another thing you can do with family is to have a journal for the family members to add as they go through their week or day.. Then put their name next to what they had written.
  5. Have a white board to write down all you are grateful as your day goes by.
  6. Draw a large heart or purchase one at a craft store and have kids or partner write / what they are grateful, and or they can draw as above,  put pictures in the heart too signifying , what they may be grateful for. Making it as colorful as desired.
  7. Thanksgiving is agreat time to do some of these projects too.
  8. Thanksgiving or holiday time is a good time does them with family. Or any other time for that matter.

I asked the angels, their take on what they want to tell us about Thanksgiving or the reason for the holiday.

So this is what I heard:

“Letting go of the ego and letting  go of what is in our head, and going to the heart place, we are able to wipe away the negativity or  frustration of what we don’t have, cant’ have and focus on, what we do have in our life that will help us to be grateful  forthe gifts in our life.  Letting go of the ego, we can begin to see differently and we  can begin to understand how lucky we truly are in our life..  The angels of protection and the angels of healing are with you always. All you have to do is to ask for guidance and they will help you immediately. They also say that when we go to our heart and ask for their help, they will be with us“ Thanksgiving is a time of being with family and friends that matter. Celebrating each other and knowing that time spent together is precious.  They add, Make this the best holiday possible, to celebrate, uniqueness of each person you will be spending time with, this holiday.”

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Peg Jones

 

Random moments of Inspiration are always present in our lives


Random moments of Inspiration are always present in our lives

I have been finding, that when I am writing with the angels is quite interesting, when you think of it, but it can be very harrowing, too. I say that because I usually have no clue what I am going to be writing, until the fingers hit the keyboard.  It’s all about trust. Trusting what you are hearing deep in your heart. When you are trusting deep in your heart, you are hearing your higher self speak.  This is your true self or your higher self, speaking to you . Your true self is the personality above the everyday masks we wear in our everyday lives. That is understandable because none of us what to be ridiculed or harmed in any way.  So we put on our public mask and live in a way that is not truly who we are. It’s who we want to show to others in a way that is safe. Its our spiritual self or our higher self.

Our higher self lives in our heart.  In our heart, there is only love peace and serenity. It is where we meet our angels and  our guides, and where our higher power is.

How can I get to this heart place when have a need to just be quiet and mindful?  I just imagine my angels and higher power, Source is present with me.  I feel their love and know I am there. Sometimes I listen to a visual meditation and bring myself to a place where I am relaxed and where I am completely calm. This helps me get to the heart place of where God and my Angels are.

I feel maybe sometimes the hustle and bustles or our everyday lives are so packed full of activity that we don’t make time for ourselves to really hear what our higher self has to say, on any particular day.  Maybe you do not want to hear what will be said, because it may be negative or demeaning.  If this is what you are hearing then God or the Angels are not speaking to you.  It is probably your ego speaking, thinking that it has to protect you for some reason.

Meditation in getting to this place helps a lot, even if its  a few minutes a day, or just listening to relaxing music.

Have you ever had a thought that was inspirational to you, but you didn’t know how the thought arrived on your mind?  Two days later you hear a friend speak of this to you and then that evening, you hear something on the radio about it…  You find the idea to be refreshing, fun, and really possible for this idea to happen.  You find that you encountering the right people and before you know it the vision you had in your mind has been manifested.  You can be sure that the angels had helped you on your way with this idea.  They helped you to find the right people and to be at the right place at the right time.  It’s all about the synchronicity of how this divine validation comes to us.

Sometimes it is a feeling or it is a knowing or is something that you see or hear that helps you to form your vision.  The angels play a big part helping  us with inspiration or Divine Guidance , and helping us to  manifesting our hopes, dreams and   experiences..  They are with us since infancy and they never leave us.  It is up to us to acknowledge their presence in our lives.  We hear about the angels more now than ever before.  It because they know we humans are beginning to wake and see how the  angels, can truly help us,  on a daily basis.

Inspiration, “In Spirit” is something we all possess and when we are aware of this we can watch our inspiration grow with love, peace and compassion. We see how the healing in our life is taking place and we can nurture ourselves with love peace and compassion. We all deserve to feel at peace and to live the dreams we have been inspired by.  Our life is a path of wisdom and through our different experiences; we can see the growth that has occurred in our life.  This is something we all go through and each time we learn something that is powerful and enlightening.  Our journey is our own and we all experience different paths.  Yet our goal is the same.

What are the things that inspire you the most?  Do you make use of your inspirational thoughts?  How do you go about doing this creativity and its different ways that this creativity even exists,  show us how our creativity is truly Divinely Inspired. What are the different ways that you may use this inspired creativity?  What are you favorite ways to use create?  There are so many different ways to work in a creative way.  Are you able to use your inspiration in your everyday job or with others?  We all have the capacity for inspiration/creativity.  Let your dreams be your realities and your truth of who you are.  Enjoy the journey of your life and always know the possibilities are endless.

What will you create today?

 “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”  Mary Lou Cook

 

Written by Peg Jones

Message from Archangel Michael


Happy Friday everyone….. Apparently Thursday got away from me and i realized that i never posted Archangel Michael message for the week. First he wanted me to post a poem i had written a few years ago, Its about Positive Intent.

Having Positive Intent

“Having positive intent in all that you do,
Will keep you, from feeling a always so blue.
Helping your fellow man, in some special way,
Will help them carry on, throughout their day.
Going the extra mile and helping with a smile,
Will help you to share, and show you care.
If life gets tough and it’s hard to cope,
Know the angels are with you
we will guide you on your slippery slope.
When asking your angels for guidance, and telling them your woes,
Know we are listening and offering you a rose.
The rose signifies love and the strength that you possess,
Listen closely to our whispers and know you are very blessed.”
May 2006

Michael just wants to remind us that when we have positive intent in all that we will help us get through even the times that are difficult. He reminds us that the universe is with us to help us each day.. Whether it be our guides, angels, animal totems, loved ones.. Take your pick and know that they guidance is with much love. We earthlings forget about this cos we are human. Andyet we are spiritual too. And as we go on our life’s path we do remember this a bit easier as time passes… He says we aren’t all tht patient at times, and that is ok… We just have different ideas about the correct time our guidance is to come to fruition. And he says that is OK.. too. He says to start some practices such as a gratitude journal or even daily gratitude list is a good start. It gets us in the practice of being mindful and helps set that positive outlook too.

I just keep saying hard to teach new ways of thinking. But each effort is a start for this positive change or intent. Having positive intents or affirmations around us can help us with this too. Next week we will have a new Angel with messages
for the month.

September’s message from Archangel Michael


 

 

 

Archangel Michael's Feastday

Archangel Michael’s Feastday

 

This month is the special month commemorating Archangel Michael. The day that he is celebrated is September 29 th. Many traditions call his day Michaelmas or Feast of Archangel Michael. So this month, i will be sharing a channeling from Archangel Michael each week. Next week we will have a new angel that i will share some information about the that angel of the month.

Some very basic facts about Archangel Michael. is that he is the leader of the Archangels, and his name means “Like God” Closest to God. He is known as the angel of safety and protection, and helping you to use you voice in communication, such as speaking your truth and knowing your power, and not helping you to communicate with others effectively and also to help you speak creatively and to sing too .. So he is all about the Throat chakra which as we know is about communication and the color blue is very much his color ray too. So when you meditate or you might be offering an angel reading or any other type of reading, and you may see blue know that Archangel Michael is near, and that he is encouraging you to speak up …. for your self and for others.
and also that he is near you ..ready to help. So if you feel that you aren’t safe for some reason, or scared for some reason whether its fear of doing something new, like a new job or interview, having to speak up , you can ask him to help you at anytime.. And he will be there immediately for you .

This weeks channeling is as follows.

My friends, I am Archangel Michael, and i am so happy to speaking to you this month. I am herng to say that when life gets a bit crazy as it sometimes can, know that taking  even a few minutes to just be is something you might want to try. So that you can regain your focus of the day and what is needed to be done during this day.. So taking this time, to breathe and to know that I will be there with you, especially, when you ask me to be there for you, you will feel a bit more calmer at this time. Also when things get hectic during you day, taking the time to ground and protect, with help you to gain the strength to get through what you would need to focus on.. Try an affirmation that helps you to keep your focus on the positive no matter what is happening. Thank you for taking this time to hearing my short message for all of… Angel Blessings and don’t forget to smile….today.

Being Grateful For All that We Have


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?


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?


 

 

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.

  1. If life gets so very stressful for you, take that time for you to relax and to take total down time.
  2. 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
  3. Talk to the friends that make you laugh
  4. Do something different, that you would enjoy doing.
  5. 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
  6. See a funny show or movie with friends or close relationship.
  7. Do fun activities with your kids, or grandkids
  8. Play board games with friends
  9. Sing by yourself or with friends and family.
  10. Giving your worries and stress to the Universe, the Angels too and know that they will help you to feel this joy again..
  11. 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

 

 

 

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