Monday, January 1, 2018

Good vs. Greed

Good always overcomes greed.

There are infinite resources and methods for good.

Greed is always empty and can only be jealous and try to take over what is good.

Then, more good flows from its Infinite Source.

We are all discovering our “good” and how to take action from it.

Our powerful desire for good for all of us is overcoming the narrow misguided senses of greed in new ways.

There will be many excellent unforeseen corrections along the way as adjustments are made to promote the well-being of all of us.

We are discovering our power in community.

We are building interdependence through unified action.

We are creating a new way of relating to each other.

We are discovering the strength of a generous spirit.

We are moving into a new phase of development as we prioritize the many over the few.

We are rising up in consciousness to learn how to manifest consideration and cooperation.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, December 29, 2017

Choosing Chatter, Choosing Quiet

I knew that I could choose to listen to the chatter going on around me on the media, but I decided to involve myself in the quiet.

I am taking time to notice details in botanical photography from a site I really enjoy.

I continued adding to the warp I am creating on my weaving loom.

I mixed the ingredients I had gathered on my kitchen counter to make almond meal fruit and nut bread.

I have gathered my drawing materials together for a series of cards I am designing.

I am being more consistent about putting compost into a bucket by the back door.

There are many ways to engage in quiet and orderly activities and not to be rushed and pushed.

To follow a routine mindfully is a way to choose quiet.

There are no new decisions to be made.

One is free to listen while moving gently and purposefully.

I can maintain my balance and poise.

I can begin my day in the way I wish to maintain it.

I can continue swimming quietly in an ocean of political and economic upheaval by choosing the option of maintaining my peace.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, November 27, 2017

Peace and True Wealth

The wealth which comes through serving others through peace has no limit.

It is always possible to uplift even more.

As your thought becomes habituated to listening deeply for uplifting ideas, it gains immense power.

It eliminates conflict where the ideas are applied.

It draws on unlimited resources and they appear.

It blesses everyone associated with the project.

It leaves no waste and it causes no neglect.

It includes everyone who can possibly benefit from the idea.

It is easy to get on board with ideas like this.

Everyone wants to be associated with them.

This is what happens when you cultivate deep peace within and listen for the practical ideas and how to share them.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, November 24, 2017

Threads of Peace

I feel as though I am hanging onto threads of peace as I make my way through the political and economic landscape we are currently facing.

On top of that, we are dealing with the season of even more overt consumption as our nation gets ready for the holidays.

The greed among those who have congressional members doing their bidding is straining democracy and will break it if it continues.

The strain among families is acute.

So, where are my threads of peace coming from?

My mind gets infused with peace when I do the things I love to do.

Enjoying the company of sincere and uplifting people gives me respite.

Healthy, safe organic food that I am learning to cook and grow gives me comfort.

Spending as much time as possible creating beautiful things gives me a great deal of expression.

I know that this is the kind of life we are meant to lead.

If I can come to that conclusion and do what it takes to create that kind of life for myself, there is that ability in each one of us.

As we seek to create a loving and uplifting environment for ourselves, perhaps it will overflow onto our Members of Congress.

Perhaps they will discover a new kind of career in passing legislation which helps everyone uplift themselves.

These are some of the threads of peace which come to me every day.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Point of View

I am appreciating my new point of view since I have been basing my life around what I love to do.

I am a member of several groups of like-minded people who appreciate one another’s work.

We support and celebrate what each of us is doing and making every time we get together.

There is no pressure from anyone.

We share skills and help one another improve.

As I reflect on this, I realize that guild memberships embrace all these characteristics.

I am always uplifted after a meeting or an informal get-together.

Creative minds are always inspiring.

It is always worth going to a meeting or get-together to have this uplifting experience.

This is the best kind association I can have with people.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Emotional Set Point

I am learning how to set my own emotional level.

It has taken a really, really long time to figure out which feelings are mine instead of feeling all the ones which were imposed on me.

My feelings are just fine, thank you.

They have just been buried so deep, it has taken years for them to surface.

Now that I have found them, I am learning how to maintain them at the forefront my thought instead of falling into the old habitual negative impositions.

What a discovery!

And yes, it takes a lot of work to be sure I am focusing on the ones I want.

My first discovery was through listening deeply to what I really wanted to do.

What is it that I truly love?

I found out what it was and then, despite all the negative impossibilities, I put myself where I could do it.

Since then, I have been learning how to do all kinds of things I have always wanted to do.

It just keeps adding to my new foundation of happiness.

The best discovery of all is that I have the ability to move in the direction of happiness for myself.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Deeper Into Peace

When you begin our search for peace and begin to find it within, your search may cause some deeper issues to surface.

Having remained hidden for so long, there is a lot of resistance to being exposed and resolved.

The resulting disturbance may feel like the opposite of peace has overtaken you.

But, as you continue your commitment to moving deeper into the peace you desire, these hidden disturbances will be routed.

The experience in agitating any complacent and hidden practice may be violent, but ultimately your greater strength and desire for deeper peace will win.

As always, the alternative is unacceptable.

Once you are on the road to inward peace, it continues to draw you in with greater self-satisfaction and self-appreciation and self-compassion.

Your ability to fulfill you won life desires increases.

You begin to find allies around you instead of enemies to your peace.

You begin to find support and you are able to offer support to those on your same path.

Your path to deeper peace is profitable in how it places you in society.

You are no longer agitated and fretful.

Your peace is seen as a calm beacon.

Others are drawn by your beacon and find encouragement in their own search for peace.

Having braved the upheaval and disturbances caused by routing the hidden agitations in your own life, your life is an example to others.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage