Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers."
-- M. Scott Peck
One of my favorite quotes!

On the path in Alliance, Ohio

Good Morning,

In past weeks I have been going within and finding myself very uncomfortable and unable to let go of certain situations and negative thoughts. So, I decided to take some time busy schedule, relax, listen to my inner self....my soul...and begin to "see" new ways to re-direct my life. It was in those dark moments that I found inspiration and joy to let go. By taking time to "see" what the root of the situation really was, it was easy to close the old door and open a new door to more positive ventures. I now feel empowered and ready to begin again with a clean slate. On a side note, I have been having some "eye" problems...probably do to age, but none-the-less, it really was about not seeing the siutation "Clearly." I see fine!

We all go thru dark times, have unpleasant, re-occurring thoughts and feelings. It is when you allow yourself the time and the space to feel it, experience it, then express in a positive manner, that you can truly let go and move into new directions or on a new path.

If you need some direction or some tools to help you on your journey, write me....

I look forward to hearing from you.

Many blessinsgs, darlene

Morning Cup of Coffee with Blessings

Monday, June 28, 2010

Footprints in the sand... Where have you been? Where are you going? Pay attention. Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.

Friday, June 25, 2010

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."
-- Joseph Campbell

Dear Friends,

Get out there this weekend and enjoy life. Find some things you like to do outdoors and just be in the moment. Play with your kids, jump robe, fly a kite, swing on the old swing set, have a picnic lunch in the local park.....find free things to just "experience the feeling of being alive."


Many blessings, darlene

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith."
-- Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe.
Therefore the Master takes action by letting things take their course."

Lao Tzu
Good Morning Friends,
Remember the seeds that you were given at the last retreat? I do hope that you planted the seeds in a great spot and are now seeing some sprouts or new life popping thru the ground.
Just enjoy watching your seeds sprout, grow, and blossom. Much like your life, just allow it all to unfold without any pressure or forcing and soon you will see new life arriving for your highest good.
Many blessings, darlene

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
-- Erma Bombeck

Dear Friends,

Be the best you can be today.

Many blessings, darlene

Monday, June 21, 2010

You're the only one who knows when you're opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is -
working with it rather than struggling against it.
~ Pema Chodron

Good Morning!

Happy Solstice Day......enjoy this day with some fun outdoors!

Many blessings, darlene

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day to all of you wonderful dads out there!
Enjoy your day and love your kids with all your heart!

For my dad that has crossed over.....I love you and know you are with me everyday!
Thanks for always reminding to do my best and live my life with adventure and love!

Love to all,

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Never allow a person to tell you No

who doesn't have the power to say Yes."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Great minds discuss ideas;

average minds discuss events;

small minds discuss people."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Good Morning Friends,

In the past several days I have clearing out my house and clearing out my mind. I have been working on letting go of material things as well as working out the clearing of the mind. I am now ready to let go of the steadfast ideas and things that have kept me bound to this area.

On my last trip with six individuals, I learned a great many things. The most important thing I learned was that I stand alone. That my dreams and visions may not be the same as others. Altho, I yielded to those around me and allowed them to take front and center, there was still tension and miscommunication. All is well now...... but, I have been so blessed to have learned and acquired new knowledge about myself....and that is..all of the above quotes..... I now believe in the beauty of my dream/s. Sharing with others helped me go deeper within and feel my true Spirit. They helped me see more of my true self and what I have accomplished. They helped me see that working with a lot of individuals can be more painful, that just trusting God to teach and "grow" me........ I know realize.... I can and am able to carry out my business and dreams on my own terms. Oh....the "ahh....moment..."

Thank you my dear Shar, for helping swift thru and weed out the old....so, I can bring in the new! You are real blessings and sister to me.

In closing, let me say this....I hope that you can learn and grow from my own personal thoughts, experiences, challenges and experiences. I welcome your thoughts and encourage to look over today's quotes and realize ...........your own dreams can come true!
Believe, trust, and take action! Live your best life always!

Many blessings and much love, darlene

My affirmation for this wonderful day is:

I CHOOSE my dream with Open Mind and Open Heart.

Friday, June 18, 2010

"Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle.

This joy you feel is life."

- Gertrude Stein
Good Morning Friends!
Open your heart today and feel your life unfolding and filling with love and light!
All is well....
Enjoy your day and weekend!
Many blessings and much abundance!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Forgiveness is the key to happiness."

- A Course In Miracle

"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love."

- Bryant H. McGil

"Forgiving is not a gift to someone else -
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift -
the gift of happiness."
- jlh

Good morning,

Just a thought today.....
"Do you want to be right?

"Do you want to be happy?"

A Course in Miracles

Have a great day! Love, light, and blessings on the path to enlightenment, darlene

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"The relation you have to yourself is the first
and most important step to freedom.

It is when you are centered in yourself
that you really can give to others without expectations."


Good Morning,
Welcome a new day!
Today begin to think about your relationship with yourself. Yes, you are on the top of the list today!
You maybe having restless feelings of not being good enough or getting enough done in your daily life. Your mind maybe saying....I have to do more, sleep less, be more......
Your mind loves to juggle a number of unrelated ideas, thoughts, so that you may not be able to concentrate or allow it to become plagued with anxiety, worry, and stress..... All of this going on in the mind keeps you from feeling a sense of balance, peace, joy, and being centered!
Do you want to value yourself more? Then.....
Consider taking a break from your responsibilities. Engage yourself in some type of entertaining activities. This will help you channel your nervous energy by giving you an object or aim to focus your attention on. You may benefit from exercising your creativity, getting lost in a novel, or image this....hula hooping outdoors in the sun. Even a few minutes spent focused on a fun thing/ task today may help you let go of those thoughts that were causing you distress and worry. When your mind ceases turning, focusing your attention on " I should of...could of's...." you will reduce feelings of anxiety and quiet the mind. Our worries tend to be multi layered and can take our thoughts in way to many directions. So, today just engage in an entertaining pastime. What ever comes to mind.....go with it..... Have some fun....Blow bubbles, sit outdoors and enjoy the sun....
Treasure You....you are very important.
Relax, rest and .....just be!
Many blessings, darlene

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it, although you may not see it at the time."
Eckhart Tolle
New Day! A photo of a sunrise at the Grand Canyon National Park. June'10
Good Morning,
It is a brand new day....a day to think about letting go of some of "things" that no longer serve you. It is hard to conceive that the huge stumbling block on your path was really the greatest lesson you could have learned.
Take a few moments today to look at the situation that seemed negative and know that from it you learned something very powerful and are now stronger and more at ease to just smile and be happy in the moment.
Have a wonderful day....many blessings on your path to enlightenment, darlene