Tuesday, August 30, 2016

When the Rubber Band Snaps

Everyone in a while, the rubber band snaps back and I am pulled into the old nightmare.

But I have learned something about establishing a new place of peace.

i can create a place that is compatible with my innermost joy and delight.

And so, when my old wild ride snaps, it flings me into a nice, comfy, happy place.

I discovered this metaphor when I was following a success practice of writing down my desire and repeating it to myself several times a day.

The goal was one thousand times.

When I got around the mid five-hundreds, it snapped back, and I realized after that many affirmations, it was not my goal at all.

I carefully looked at what I truly wanted at that point, and I then started building a new path toward it.

I can feel the difference!

The old definition of success was built on someone else’s version of my life and career.

Even though I had obediently followed it, it was never my own.

I didn’t realize that I had a choice until the rubber band snapped and pulled me away from the direction my affirmation was leading me.

Now, both my own goal and the affirmations which support it are in alignment.

And I am living in that new place I have always desired and I am developing a career which I love and which expresses who I truly am.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Living My Dream

How do I create peace for myself?

By not placing ridiculous demands on myself.

By making sure I am living a balanced life.

By giving myself enough time to do things.

By having enough alone time to figure out what is really important to me.

By associating with those of uplifting character and service.

By respecting my own needs and talents.

By honoring where I am now.

By being happy.

By being so very satisfied.

By living my dream.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wholeness and Presence

In this moment, I am feeling the peace of being whole.

I am undistracted from who I really am.

I am living in the acknowledgement of my completeness.

I have everything at hand that I need.

I know that whatever I need will be supplied to me at the right time and in the right way.

I know that I live in the conscious identity of myself as a complete and whole spiritual being.

I have the peace of this present moment.

Each time I turn within to find answers, they are there, gently and completely.

I am able to share my answers in appropriate ways.

I am here to aid in giving comfort.

I feel the preciousness of all of us.

We are here to bless and be blessed.

This is how I spend my time and who I spend it with.

I am so glad to know all of us.

I am so glad we are here together to bring a happier life to all of us.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Your Own Small Cooperative

Who are the people you would live to live next door?

What are they like?

What skills do they have?

How do their skills compliment your skills?

In order to live a much less pressured life, what services do you need to have done?

Can you imagine four families sharing all the responsibilities that one family has to take care of?

When a group of say, four families begins to look at what they can do in a cooperative agreement, the pressures on each of them begin to adjust in a more balanced way.

Keep building this ideal and watch your life begin to shift in a less pressured direction.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage


Divine Calm

I found myself in a room with several people including two whiney little kids.

I watched their mom interact with them, and also an experienced teacher friend.

Their demands were self-indulgent and making everyone else uncomfortable.

I finally reached out and asked myself the question, “What does Divine Calm feel like in this situation?

I just kept asking the question and listening for the answer.

Finally, I realized the volume of the requests had dropped way, way down, and the intrusive activities had moved to another room.

Even though the behavior did not get redirected, it became self-contained.

Everyone else was able to continue conducting their business.

A few minutes later, the children were able to go home.

I have used this question since then several times.

I always reorients me in a different direction.

I have learned not to try to predict results or to direct the action.

The situation always gets taken care of outside of my opinion or interference.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Little More Peace

I am listening to bird calls across the meadow.

As the sun hits the grasses and flowers, different scents are released.

It is the gentlest of power, the day’s inspiring beginning.

I know that it is also the most powerful force that is being released each day.

There is enough power and to spare for all the world’s needs, should we decide to live in this gentle way.

Along with that power, or rather preceding it, is the desire to take care of all of us.

That power we can improve on, every day, each one of us.

When all naturally and gently have enough to live without fear and tension, we will see peace on earth.

We can each do a little more in that direction, each day.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage