Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bear Witness to a Higher Course

Feel the power of your ideals.

There is a reason they give you the feeling that they do.

Your life is bound up in the expression of your ideals.

When you do not live up to them, you feel discomfort.

They are what keep you on your higher course.

It is always possible to aim higher, and with that you feel the influx of happiness, energy and other resources.

The shape of your expression is determined by what you love to do.

Committing yourself to this action will bring more of it into your life.

Live only with what you really need.

Do not be distracted by too many possessions or the need for them.

Keep only what contributes to your higher course.

Let all other things fall away.

You will be drawn to people of like-mind and they will be drawn to you.

You will be supported by those who appreciate what you do.

You will continually empower yourself to higher and more beautiful and effective action.

You will step from one higher place to the next as your expression leads you.

Never compromise; it will only bring you down.

Never follow the suggestions of others; you are not living from their viewpoint.

You are always receiving your own direction, so never break your trust.

Listen clearly and take action and you will bear witness to your higher course.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Be Sure of Your Direction

Be sure of your direction and then proceed peacefully and with confidence.

There is no rush to release something that is not fully developed.

Your ideas are coming to you from a unique perspective and you are the only one who can refine and complete them.

Trust your ability to follow through on your precious and important ideas.

The outside reward has nothing to offer you if you develop anything less than your sincerity and integrity.

You have an unlimited supply of integrity and you can develop your worth best by expressing your original ideas.

What you need will naturally be attracted to you and you will find yourself in the best place to share your ideas.

You are able to uplift your community by being true to your ideal.

Continue to take each step with confidence and assurance.

You have time to see your purpose fulfilled.

You can have complete fruition from investing yourself in your ideas.

You can trust yourself and receive the reward for your insight and persistence.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

www.pebblesofpeace.blogspot.com

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Cost of Greed

Although many of us grew up with the legend of King Midas, we are seeing another story of greed enacted in our own day.

At the height of King Midas’ greed, his touch turned everything to gold, including his furniture, food and drink, and finally, his daughter.

The loss of his daughter caused the king grief and he asked for his “golden touch” to be taken away so his daughter and kingdom were restored.

Today, we are seeing the price of greed being paid through the experiences of having the government run by an oligarchy.

A small number of Americans, those voted to represent all the people, have been corrupted by their own greed in response to the greed of the oligarchs.

Services and privileges that we, as Americans, took for granted, are being taken away in order to feed the void that greed creates in those who practice it.

The good result of this is the great awakening of more and more American people.

In many cases, legislators have resigned, rather than face the outrage and disgust of the people they were elected to represent.

The level of greed being practiced in the highest public offices is unprecedented and goes against the safeguards of The Constitution of the United States.

The price of pretending to be above the law has yet to be measured.

We know that significant indictments and convictions have been made as investigations progress.

We know that public trust has been betrayed multiple times.

We do not yet know what the total price in dollars is, although it is high.

We do not know what the price is yet, in undermining our democracy.

The price of ignorance is becoming more and more visible, but many choose to keep their ignorance.

My hope is that we will effectively reeducate those who have willingly stayed in the dark, and we will be brutal with those who have duped them.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Overflowing Peace

The more I devote myself to what I love, I feel an overflowing peace.

Doing what is important to me, adds to my peace of mind.

Learning sustainability skills helps keep me in tune with my relationship to the planet.

It helps elevate my ability to live in harmony with the environment.

Expressing our individuality adds to the peace.

We have a universal purpose which harmoniously fits into the scheme of overflowing peace.

Overflowing peace happens when everything is working together.

Our goal in establishing our own peace is to contribute to this goal.

Being self-sustaining in communities honors our earth and our place on it.

As we steward our resources responsibly, it adds to the peace.

We can add to the peace by filling ourselves with peace until it overflows.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Keeping My Peace

I have been working on several projects that I love for several years.

Some of them have been completed.

Others have been in-progress long-term.

Keeping my peace means reviewing what I love to do and making sure I continue to do it.

By listening inwardly, I am guided to take the relevant steps each time I return to the project.

I may find new resources.

I may take a different direction.

I may write down more ideas.

All of these steps honor the projects and keep them alive.

All of these projects enable me to keep my peace through what they allow me to contribute to society and civilization.

I can remain peaceful within because I can express the wonderful ideas I receive,

This eliminates tension and uncertainty for myself.

I know I can continue doing what I love.

I know I can continue contributing uplifting and inspiring those who will benefit from what I do.

Continual uplifting expression is one way I keep my peace.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

www.inspiredpractices.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Finding My Peace and My Focus

A lifetime of looking for ways to be positive and uplifting in teaching and raising children and running a household has helped me cultivate resources way beyond what I could imagine.

Those were challenging experiences and I am so grateful for them.

As I continue to engage myself in uplifting experiences, I am finding my focus change to even more inward listening.

I am finding space for deeply held desires to be expressed, and new ways of expressing them.

The peace I am finding in self-affirmation is incredible.

All the doubts, as I learned my craft and how to develop relationships in positive ways, are gone.

All the resources I used to uplift myself and to improve my situation constitute my current foundation.

I am able to focus on a completely different set of goals.

These have been growing within me as I have done my daily deeds.

I have the time and resources to write and to learn more techniques for releasing my ideas.

I have had the opportunity to place myself in a completely different community and to develop valuable friendships and skills.

I continue to learn and to progress and to add to my repertoire of sustainability.

Despite the disorienting and upsetting news, I am learning to keep my focus on what brings me peace.

I continue to love and respect and value each of us as precious individuals.

I know we are all working our way towards a deep sense of peace through generosity and sharing.

This is the only worthwhile goal and it can be accomplished with the inner resources which we all have as we listen within.

This is my new goal and focus.

We are all worth it.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

www.inspiredpractices.blogspot.com

Monday, May 21, 2018

New Found Peace

Every day, when I read the news, I find myself getting very upset.

In addition to alerting my congresspersons, and taking action that way, I actively seek out a deeper sense of peace for myself.

I make sure that I am finding something that I am genuinely happy about, or that I respect.

I replace the feelings of betrayal and despair with a conscious uplifting practice.

I am grateful to have so much corruption exposed and to discover many ways of correcting it.

Each time I encounter a problem in my own life, I know there is a solution.

There are so many of us working to create a healthy political environment in order to create healthy practices in our own country.

We do have an active part to play and so many of us are more engaged than we have ever been.

This is a source of peace even as we struggle to turn what appears to be a very strong tide.

My source of peace is my daily practice of turning within to discover my next step of progress for my own life.

I am acquiring new skills, I am interacting with many different communities of wonderful people.

We are all practicing ways of living which uplift and inspire and which create beauty.

These are the long-term actions which create peace in our communities.

These are what our country is built on, honesty and the expression of beauty, and respect for all our people.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage