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Gratitude Journalution

From Journalution by Sandy Grason... Chapter 7, the section on Gratitude (pgs. 144-147)... Enjoy!

When you slow down long enough to notice the details around you, you will be awed by the beauty and abundance in the world.  This is a good time to express your thankfulness for all that you have and all that you are going to create in your life.  Keeping a Gratitude Journal is nothing more than writing down a few things each day that you are grateful for, yet this practice holds magical powers.

Here's a way to change your perspective faster than anything you've ever seen.  Keep a journal on your nightstand.  Each night before nodding off, write the numbers one through five vertically on a page, then fill in the blanks with things you're grateful for.  You will begin to look for things throughout your day to write down.  This practice shifts your focus away from what is wrong in life to what is right and beautiful and kind in the world.

Another way to do this is to keep a journal in the kitchen and jot down a few things from the day before as you sip your first cup of coffee in the morning.  This is a lovely ritual for beginning your day on a positive note.  I guarantee that if you set your alarm for ten minutes early and do this, you will have a better day.

You can also carry a pocket journal around with you, small enough to fit into a purse, briefcase, or jacket pocket.  As you go through your day, jot down inspirations and wonderful things as they happen:  the children waving from the car next to you in traffic, the smell of freshly baked bread as you pass the bakery on the way to work, the newly paved expressway, the fact that your car started this morning, looking up from your work and discovering it's almost time to go home.

Once you get going, gratitude will overflow from your journal because there are always so many things to be grateful for.  Therein lies the magic of expressing gratitude in your journal.  It connects you to a state of appreciation that spills over into everything you do and experience.  It inspires you to view your life from a state of grace, rather than a state of lack.

Nancy, a workshop participant and a mother of three, told me that she usually journals when she's angry or upset; most of her journal entries "probably leave me looking like quite a mess, with out-of-control kids and a crappy husband."  But Nancy's journal began to look different when she started writing down what she was grateful for:

"I am sitting here tonight, and my babies are sleeping peacefully.  The windows are open and the breeze is blowing the cutains, and I feel like the luckiest person alive. They are so precious, like little angels, turly. I yelled to much today.  Poor Hannah, she's been such a little terror.  I look at her sleeping, and all that other stuff just melts away.  I am so blessed.  - So tonight here's what I am thankful for: my children sleeping sweetly while I have a moment to myself, cool winter nights and breezy curtains, my handyman husband, spaghetti dinners 'cause they're so easy, and my mom who made me laugh today with her goofy self."

When you use gratitude in your journals, your heart will gradually open to the world around you.  This will also help you connect you with your creativity, and eventually with your intuition and inner wisdom.

Try This - Seven Minutes In Heaven

Take the next seven minutes and write down at least seven things you feel grateful for.  It will shift your mood immediately.  Now see if you can keep this up for seven days.  It doesn't matter when you do this - morning, noon, or night.  Just try for seven days to gather seven things to write down.  It's only seven days; if you miss a day, just keep going.  Start right there in the moment when you notice something you're grateful for, and jot it down. Right that second! Don't beat yourself up for forgetting to write sooner; just move forward with your gratitude.  You can write, "I'm so grateful I remembered to do this," and keep going with your day.

Some days it may feel like the only thing to be grateful for is that the day is over.  That's okay, too.  It won't be long before you notice the shifts - a slight feeling of lightness as you wake up, a bounce in your step, smiling at strangers.  These are some of the little ways in which gratitude can seep into your day.  There is no wrong way to do this.  Just have fun, make it a game, and see what happens.

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Co-Creating Our Reality 100 Day Challenge

I forgot to post it here sooner... here's how to find information about what I'm refering to in my previous post:

Tomorrow the 100 Day Challenge from Co-Creating Our Reality begins!  It goes hand in hand with what we're doing here... big suprise considering Sandy is ine of the three that created C-COR!! LOL  If you want to learn more and/or take part, visit the site at

Happy Manifesting!!

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100 Day Challenge - Day 1

So, today is Day 1 of C-COR 100 Day Challenge.  I've decided that the practices I want to put into motion are:

Reading (something that forwards your commitment and/or inspires you)
Creating an Intention for the Day
Mastermind Group/Brainstorming
Dream Board/Treasure Map
Affirmations, Words of Power, Declarations
Make Powerful and Unreasonable Requests
Powerful Declarations and Requests
Rule of 5: Five daily actions steps to forward your goal and list five daily successess you enjoyed
Exercise, Fitness, Gym

I have already put into motion the Mastermind Group/Brainstorming with some of my friends in our LJ Community called 2007_N_B_H (Nothing But Heaven).  We are all working together to make 2007 a better year that 2006 was for all of us.  We've decided that Nothing But Heaven will happen for us in 2007.  That in and of itself is a powerful declaration!

Journaling is something I've been working on doing more of anyway, so this just gives me more motivation to do so.  I'm proud of myself for how well I've kept my Gratitude Journal over the past few months.  It's been wonderful to look back on all the good things that have happened in my life. :-)

Each of the practices I've chosen should work very well with one another... which is why I chose them!

I've already thought of a goal for myself as well in order to put into motion the Rule of 5... I have set the goal of writing one story every month... it doesn't matter what type of story (ie mystery, romance, non-fiction, etc), just one story each month.  This will motivate me to write and keep my creativity flowing. And I already have my first story set: a Writer's Digest contest that the deadline is March 31st.  It's a 500 word essay on parenting and writing.  That is my first story...

I am a talented and creative writer.  I am going to be published in Writer's Digest as the winning entry.

There is my affirmation, my powerful declaration and request to the universe!  It will come true!  So Mote It Be!

Happy Manifesting Everyone!

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My First Manifestation of 2007

So, for awhile I was using this affirmation for my Hubby: Hubby is happy to have a job that is emotionally and financially rewarding, fun, inspiring and helpful to others in the community.  And if it sounds familiar, it should, I took it straight from one of the pages of Journalution and just changed the name at the beginning.  So anyway...

I've been using it as often as I can since just before Wy was born and it manifested last Monday in a way I never knew about but Hubby did... Chief helped arrange for Hubby to be a sub-contractor for the Village at $18/hour 2-3 days of the week.  He'll be working at the PD from what I understand helping work on the squad cars.  Hubby knew that this position was a possibility, but I did not... so needless to say I am pleased. 

We don't have a start date for him yet, but I know he'll be starting soon... and we are also waiting to hear back from another application he put in to work for the dispatching company our Department uses... we should be hearing from them soon because they were highly impressed with Hubby...  so I will continue to use the affirmation above till we do hear from them...  If you can also use it on his behalf I would appreciate the extra boost!! :-) 

So, there's my first manifestation of 2007 and let me tell you... it feels good to see Hubby getting what he deserves... It'll be interesting when I manifest my next job as soon as I'm cleared to work again... I'll be using the same affirmation for myself too...

So what about any of yous?? Have you done anything yet?? Do you have an affirmation for me to use on your behalf??  Just let me know and I'll be happy to help...


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Masterminding Toward Heaven In 2007

A few of my best friends and I will be working with one another this year, masterminding for each other in effort to follow what has been adopted as our motto for the year:  2007 - Nothing But Heaven!  This is the part of Sandy's book that has inspired us to work together (and results will be posted in my LJ as well as here):

The following text has been excerpted from the book Journalution by Sandy Grason, Chapter 6 – Hopes, Dreams, and Visions.
Remember the scene in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy asks Glinda the Good Witch how to get back to Kansas? Glenda tells Dorothy, “My dear, you’ve always had the power.” We all have the power to create a life we love. But often, like Dorothy, we look in faraway places for our answers when the real answers are in our own backyard. It’s tempting to look outside ourselves for answers to life’s big questions. After all, if we could just read a book or go to a seminar and discover our true purpose, it would make things so much easier. While the answers that others have found may inspire you, ultimately you have to answer life’s big questions for yourself, and your journal is the perfect place to begin figuring out your hopes, dreams, and visions. Think of your journal as your very own pair of ruby slippers.
Writing in your journal about what you really want will automatically attract circumstances that can arrange for those exact things to happen. That is why you must be very clear. They say “Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.” To some degree this is true, but in a good way; as these things you’ve always wanted begin to appear, you may realize that some are not so important to you after all. Your vision will begin to shift and develop into what you truly desire. In fact, your vision may change dramatically over time, so it is a good idea to consistently re-create and revise your vision in your journal. If you do so, it will always reflect what you want to attract.
Lessons in Manifestation
In 1992, a friend introduced me to the work of the best-selling author and self-empowerment guru Wayne Dyer. Dr. Dyer’s ideas – especially the notion of manifesting our dreams – really resonated with me. Eventually, he proved to me that we really can manifest anything. One day, when I was pregnant with our first child, my husband Rich and I were in the car listening to a tape of Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra. Dr. Dyer was telling a story about his wife, Marcelene, who was working on a book about spirituality and childbirth, and how she had given birth to seven children. He described her birthing process as being incredibly peaceful. Apparently, when she gave birth she would go into an altered state of consciousness and “become one” with the experience. At that point in my own pregnancy, about seven months along, I had read every pregnancy and birthing book I could get my hands on, but I was still in a state of complete fear. As Dr. Dyer continued to describe Marcelene on the tape, I said to Rich, “ I want Wayne Dyer’s wife to help me give birth!” We laughed. It was a joke.
            About two weeks later, I received a call from my father-in-law, who had just purchased four tickets for a Wayne Dyer talk. This was completely out of character for him; he had never read or listened to any of Wayne Dyer’s material. The night of the event arrived, and as I attempted to make the extra fifty pounds I was carrying look cute, I joked with my husband again: “I want to meet Wayne Dyer, and I want him to tell his wife to help me give birth!”
            That evening, I stood in line during intermission, along with approximately three hundred other excited fans, to get a signed copy of Dr. Dyer’s latest book. When I finally reached the front of the line, I asked, “Will your wife’s book on childbirth be ready in time to help me?” He said that her book wasn’t yet finished, but that she was nearby and I should go say hi to her. He added, “She just loves pregnant women.” I waddled over with my husband and introduced myself to Marcelene Dyer, then told her about my fear of giving birth and asked if she had any words of wisdom for me. She responded, “It is such a pleasure to meet you. I would be happy to help you in any way I can. In fact, if you would like me to be at the birth, I would consider it an honor.
            My jaw dropped. I stood in silence, completely stunned. I had joked about this ridiculous scenario several times, and now here was Marcelene Dyer offering it to me! I am grateful that my husband stepped in to exchange phone numbers with her, because I was still frozen. I called her later that week, and we talked about Marci’s childbirth philosophies.
            Marcelene Dyer was with me when I gave birth to both of my daughters. My second daughter was born at home in the water, and I labored for two days. Marci stayed with me the entire time. She slept on my couch, held my hand, and talked to me about my strength and power as a woman. She has become a magical mentor in my life, my true soul sister. I am so blessed and grateful to have her as a friend. In fact, Marci was the first person to suggest that I would write my own book, which also seemed absurd to me at the time.
            Until the moment when I met Marcelene, nothing that magical had ever happened to me. But it taught me just how powerful our words and thoughts really are. A simple statement, made out loud and with no attachment – “I want Wayne Dyer’s wife to help me give birth” – set events in motion, unbeknownst to me, to grant my seemingly ridiculous request. By reading Wayne’s books, listening to his tapes, and experimenting with his teachings in my own life, I serendipitously attracted an exemplary mother figure in Marci. Now I model my own mothering skills after her. I began to wonder: If my words and thoughts managed to deliver one outrageous request, what else could it manifest?
Apply This to Your Life
The arrival of Wayne and Marci Dyer in my life exemplifies the saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Can you recognize any teachers who are presenting themselves to you today? Are you keeping them at bay, or welcoming them into your life?
            Imagine that you hold a magic wand that has the power to grant any wish. What is it that you truly want? Are you ready to tell me? I remember Wayne Dyer saying something that applies perfectly: “There is good news and bad news. The good news is that whatever you really, really, really want, you will get. The bad news is that whatever you really, really, really don’t want, you will also get, because that is what you are thinking about all the time.”
            I challenge you to write a wonderful vision for something you want to create in your life. Call in the perfect teacher to guide you in creating this new life. Use your journal to do this. While journaling is a wonderful tool for working out your issues and problems, examining the details and decisions, the act of creating an inspiring, passionate vision will have the greatest impact on your life.
In your journals, you can collect visions of how you would like your days to unfold. Reflect on them often. Meditating on these visions and imagining that you are living them will help attract the circumstances to create them. As you get clearer and clearer about your life and your dreams, paths will appear. You may find yourself fielding invitations that are exact manifestations of the perfect days you wrote about.
Try This
The Manifesting Game
Pick one thing you would love to manifest in your life right now. It could be a new job, a relationship, or even a new car. Write a vision for this thing or experience. First take a deep breath and get yourself centered and calm. Then, from this calm, quiet space, write your vision exactly as you would like it to unfold. Be as descriptive as possible. Imagine ho wit will feel when you have this thing you want. After you have written your vision clearly, post it in a place where you can read it daily. Close your eyes and smile after you read it each day. Really see your vision coming true.
Jokes from the Universe
You may be surprised by the humor in the universe when it comes to manifesting your visions. I have a funny story about that to share with you. In South Florida, where I live, there are free outdoor concerts in the springtime. While my husband and I were at one of these concerts, I noticed the schedule of upcoming artists. The following month, David Cassidy was coming to play. As a little girl, I worshipped David Cassidy. I grew up watching The Partridge Family every day, and I had posters of him all over my room. I remember dancing to his music alone in my room and dreaming of him, as millions of little girls did. When I discovered that he would be playing a free concert, I excitedly ran to tell my husband, who did not share my overwhelming enthusiasm for Mr. Cassidy. I put the date on my calendar and began counting down the days.
            During this time, our apartment was on the market, so our realtor would come and go, showing it as needed. Two days before the concert, I received a phone call from our realtor, saying that someone wanted to see the apartment and they would be there in fifteen minutes. I told her it was impossible; I had just gotten home from a weeklong trip, so the house was a disaster and I was so exhausted. The realtor interrupted me: “Wait, before you say no, let me tell you who it is – David Cassidy. Do you know who he is?” I squealed like a schoolgirl. “Do I know who he is?! He’s coming to my house??!!”
            I opted to spend the next fifteen minutes fixing my hair and makeup rather than straightening the house. David Cassidy spent about five minutes looking around, then left. Upon reflection, I probably should have put my energy into cleaning the house. When my husband came home and I told him what happened, he said, “Sandy, you really overshot your manifesting powers this time. You didn’t realize when you said ‘I want to see David Cassidy’ that you would actually draw him to our home!”
            Who knows the power of words? If you step back and look at your life as a huge creation, what have your thoughts and words created so far? How does your life look as a big picture? Can you see the circumstances that your thoughts and words have brought about? What would you like to create right now?
When you really want to turn up the heat on manifesting your dreams, you will want to add masterminding to your journaling practice. Masterminding is an alliance of two or more people working together toward a goal or vision. When you mastermind, you hold a vision for someone else and they do the same for you; you use your combined energy to attract and create your dreams. The power to manifest these dreams is multiplied when you write them in your journal and share them with your mastermind group. Napoleon Hill wrote in 1927, “The ‘Master Mind’ may be defined as the coordination of knowledge and effort in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people for the attainment of a definite purpose. When a group of individual brains are coordinated and function in harmony, the increased energy created through that alliance becomes available to every individual brain in the group.” From ancient times, people have changed the course of history by applying the mastermind principle.
            When I began the process of writing a proposal to get this book published, I kept hearing this word masterminding in books I was reading and tapes I was listening to. It was a new concept for me, but it sounded like something I wanted to try. I found three other women who were excited and intrigued by the idea of masterminding, and we began to meet every Wednesday at my home. We named ourselves M2M, which stands for Masterminding to Manifest, because our intention is to manifest our dreams together. The number two signifies the energy that is created when two or more people gather together in the spirit of harmony for a greater purpose.
            The most wonderful thing about masterminding is how empowering it feels…
            I believe that when you discover the radical and possibly revolutionary change you can create when you mastermind with others, you will harness the power to change the world. Can you imagine groups of people coming together around the world, supporting each other in living their dreams? What amazing things can we accomplish together by masterminding regularly? Now it’s your turn to use masterminding to create the life of your dreams.
Try This
Identify a friend or colleague who is interested in masterminding with you. Ask your friend what one thing he or she would like to have happen: a new job, relationship, home, or whatever. Invite this friend to write an affirmative sentence that expresses gratitude for the fulfillment of that dream. Then write your friend’s sentence in your journal.
            For example: Emily wants a new career, but she’s not sure what she wants to do. Emily writes: “I am so happy to have work that is emotionally and financially rewarding, fun, inspiring, and helpful to others in the community.” Her friend writes: “Emily is so happy to have work that is emotionally and financially rewarding, fun, inspiring, and helpful to others in the community.”
            Now write a sentence in your journal about what you want to have happen in your life, and have your friend write your sentence in his or her journal. Agree to look at these sentences each day and visualize the events happening. When you do so, take a deep breath and feel, in your body, what the experience will be like when these goals have been accomplished. You and your friend might even write the sentences in your journals each day and look at them several times.
            When you exchange mastermind visions with at least one other person, you open yourself to the magic in the universe. You may find that, as you read your passionate sentence each day, it takes on more life. It may even change or become more specific. Rewrite your sentence as it changes, and let the vision keep growing in your mind and in your heart.
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Something to think about this Holiday Season...

"Take a breath before you read this next sentance.  It's even difficult for me to write.  Are you ready? You are never going to get there.  It's true.  Wherever you are struggling to get, you are never going to arrive.  Do you know why? Because there is to "there" to get to; you are there right now.  Our lives are not and never will be stagnant.  We are constantly in motion.  When we try to hold on too tightly, life just slips through our fingers like water.  It's easy to fantasize about a finish line and think that then our lives will be terrific.  But it just doesn't work that way.  And it's self-defeating to live that way.  There will always be another imaginary finish line just out of reach.  Our lives are made up of consecutive mountains and valleys, ups and downs.  Sometimes we are climbing and struggling, and other times we are coasting, flying downhill.  It's seductive to think in those moments of triumph that we've arrived; we are fabulous, we've figured it all out, and everything will fall into place perfectly from now on.  Then life takes an unexpected turn and we feel confused or betrayed: "Hey! I thought I was done with all of these life lessons.  I thought I'd figured everything out.  What happened?"
Life happened.  You are fabulous.  You have figured some things out, but life will still happen because you are human.  The journey of your life is just that: a journey.  It is not a grand marathon that you must struggle through to reach the big finish, crowds cheering "You made it!"
When you reach the finish line, you will be dead.  Don't wait until then to begin enjoying your life.  Don't wait until you can see the finish line before you take part in the celebration of it all.
Embrace this fact: as we live, we grow.  If we are not growing, we are dying.  Don't try to avoid it, welcome it.  Love it. Revel in it. Sometimes weeds show up, but weeds are really hidden opportunities to make your garden even more wonderful.  They call you to pay attention, notice the wonderful little details, and put some energy into it all." ~ Sandy Grason Pages 166-167 in Journalution

"Here is the lesson I've learned from journaling: the everyday things, the seemingly mundane and ordinary, are the moments that make up your life.  You can ignore them, or you can appreciate and celebrate them. Your journal is the perfect place to begin celebrating every moment of your life."  ~ Sandy Grason Pages 175-176 in Journalution

Both of these quotes made me think of another book I'd been reading at the same time I was reading Journalution... it's by the author Kris Radish and it's called Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral.  There's a quote from that book I'd like to share as well: "She is sure that tomorrow is not guaranteed and that too many women and men wait so long to say something, feel something, or go someplace. Too damn long." Page 68  The book is about a woman who passes away, but in her death helps five of her best friends realize that they need to live their lives while they have them... all while taking her ashes on a traveling funeral.  It's really a wonderful book and the two just happened to cross over one another in my mind at those points and I just wanted to share them.

This time of year, so many of us get lost in holiday planning and shopping and partying that we forget to just live!!!! I pray everyone has a Brightly Blessed Holiday Season.  Enjoy your life!!

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Sharing a personal entry

Interview With Yourself
Page 16

"Now that you've had an opportunity to do some writing, ask yourself these questions in your journal:
♥♥How did journaling feel to you?
♥♥Was it different from what you expected?
♥♥What did you like or dislike about it?
♥♥What came up for you?
♥♥What do you hope will come from your journaling practice?"

How did journaling feel to you? It felt like going back to an old friend who knows you inside and out and loves you regardless. It feels good to be writing again, even with some direction for now... get the juices flowing...

Was it different from what you expected? Yes and no. I'll probably keep a free-flowing journal as I'm doing the Journalution in this one... but I like the sense of structure right now, the feeling of a journey.

What did you like or dislike about it? Well, as I've already said, it feels good just to be writing again period, to be giving myself the time and permission to do so. What I don't like is how much my hand is cramping because it's been so long since I've done so much writing.

What came up for you? So far, I'm honestly scared to open old wounds and memories... things I've already put "behind me," or, have I really? Have I just buried certain things? I'm also a bit scared to look toward my future... where is my life heading and am I truly ready for it to head whatever direction it is?

What do you hope will come from your journaling practice? I'm hoping to find better ways to deal with the situations I'm facing from not hitting Will anymore to will I ever write any of the book ideas that are in my head? I'm hoping to find answers that will bring clearer, more specific questions forward in order to do some deep soul-changing, or should I say soul-searching.
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Media Quotes from Sandy

The following was copied from http://www.sandygrason.com/files/media.php

Media Quotes from Sandy:

"The beauty of journaling is that it's not just about recording and interpreting, it has the power to change who you are. Journaling changes the way you think and feel about your world, because you start to notice more of your life. You find yourself more 'in the moment' than you have ever been. You find yourself more you than you have ever been."

"Every person's truth is different. That is why you will not find your truth in a book or a seminar or a Guru. But you can begin to find your truth on the blank page."

"Embrace this fact: as we live, we grow. If are not growing, we are dying. Don’t try to avoid it, welcome it. Love it. Revel in it. Sometimes weeds show up, but weeds are really hidden opportunities to make your garden even more wonderful. They call you to pay attention, notice the details, and put some energy toward what you want to create."

"Finding yourself – your passion and purpose – is the reason you are here. It’s not always easy, but it is always extremely rewarding.”

“Once you have created a vision for your life, your journal will keep you on track. It will be there to remind you of your greatness. We all have the possibility for greatness.”

“I firmly believe that each of us comes into this world to contribute something – our unique voice. Part of life is figuring out what that voice stands for, who you are, and what your contribution will be. Your journal will help you do this."

"It’s easy to believe all of your critical voices – the ones that tell you to play small, be afraid. It takes courage to step beyond your comfort zone and fulfill the whispers of greatness. I believe that those whispers are glimpses of what is possible for your life. They are your inner wisdom showing you what can be, if you really want it."

"Your entire life is made up of choices – to react or not, to make a stand or shrink back, to follow a path or be still. These everyday choices add up to your life."

"Your journal is the perfect place to begin celebrating every moment of your life."

"When I began my journal, I barely knew who I was. I wanted to heal from being abandoned by my father. I wanted to find passion and purpose for my life – something that would fulfill me. I wanted to contribute to something larger than myself. I heard the whisper of possibility."

"I know for sure that every one of us has an inner wisdom that is available to guide us. You have all the answers inside of you."

"I know for sure that the glimpses we catch out of the corners of our busy lives are put there for a reason, and that anything we glimpse we can achieve, if we truly desire it."

"I know for sure that a journal and pen are some of the best tools for creating a map for the life of your dreams and calling out to the universe to bring all of those dreams to life."

"It’s up to you to give your life meaning and purpose."

"My mission is to show you how to use your journal to discover your passion, give back to the world, and celebrate your life."

"All you have to do is ask, be still, and listen for the answers. Oh yeah, and then write them down in your journal."
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This section copied from "Journalution" pages 111-112

"Inside, we are all just little children trying to heal, trying to do the best we can in this world.  Many times it doesn't look like that to others, though.  Often, the child inside is angry and resentful; it may even want to hurt others. When someone else's inner dreamer is having a meltdown, your journaling and healing process can be especially valuable to you.  You have no control over how another person reacts to you or what they say and do, but you always have control over your reaction.  However, it may not always feel like you have control; sometimes emotions take over, and it seems like you can't stop them.  When this happens, your journal can be the best place to dump your emotions, gain clarity, and begin again.

When you are in conflict with someone, no matter what you are feeling in any moment, try to remember that there is a wounded child inside the other person, too.  Underneath it all, what people really want and need is human connection.  You could be the one to make a difference in that person's life.  I ask you to respond to the other person with love.  I am calling on you to be one of the souls who stands up for loving-kindness, compassion, and connection.  You are being asked to take the first step and unite with other human beings, rather than responding to anger with more anger, and hate with more hate. Use your journal to practice connecting to the inner dreamer in yourself and others with kindness and compassion, especially if others provide difficult mirrors for you.  Take the insights and revelations that come from your journaling practice out into the world!"

From page 114 ~ "The human mirrors that give us the most trouble are really gifts of healing and transformation."


I'm not completely sure why I felt so compelled to share that part tonight, but, there it is.  Brightest of Blessings to you and yours!