Rekindling The Spirit of Love in Christmas

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The true meaning of the holidays is one of joy, love, peace, and happiness. Cultivate a child-like awe and appreciation and have a joyous holiday!  Here’s a call to shift gears and reclaim what should be a time of appreciation, excitement, joy, and peace. Make up your mind that this is going to be your happiest holiday season ever. Your decision to emphasize the positive can reclaim a season that is supposed to bring out the best in us, rather than becoming a stressful time. The truth is that this time of year offers us a wonderful opportunity to rekindle the spirit of love and living life to the fullest.  Here are a few tips to remind yourself.

  • I’ll let the holidays flow, rather than trying to make them fit into a fixed schedule.
  • I’ll remember that people are more important than things.
  • I’ll relax my expectations for myself and others this year.
  • I’m going to live in the present moment and enjoy each activity for itself instead of always thinking about what is ahead of me.
  • I’m going to approach the holidays with a sense of joyful anticipation and wonder, just like I did when I was a child.

This life is a miracle, each and every particle of it, and the holiday season is a celebration of the miraculousness of it all.  Merry Christmas from my home to yours……. Share the joy of the love that fills your heart.

How To Start A Meditation Practice

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Many people try to start a daily meditation practice, but they never get started because they think that there are rules to follow or they worry they are not doing it right. There is no right way to meditate. And there are so many wonderful benefits to it. We become calmer, we think more clearly and make better decisions and our stress levels decrease tremendously. Meditation love and supports you each day and is also where we can manifest miracles in our lives.  At least once a day I sit quietly, breathe deeply and go within to connect with that deep, inner, unchanging part of myself. Here resides wisdom and knowledge. Meditating is a joy for me as I connect with my inner place of tranquility. I always come back to the present moment refreshed and renewed and ready for the rest of my day.  You can start with a simple 5 minutes in the morning or in the evening, whichever works best for you.   Dim the lights, light a candle if you wish, put on some meditation music and sit quietly and allow yourself to just be for the next 5 – 20 minutes.  Don’t worry about the time, just keep doing it, your practice is your practice so never compare it to someone else’s.  It is about slowing down and connecting with yourself and letting the outside noise go.  Affirm with me… The serenity and safety I seek is already within me.

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Breaking Free from Difficult People

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How do we navigate our way through the fields of difficult people in a mindful, peaceful way?  Anything you do to improve your life always has to with looking at yourself, because you are the only thing you can control.  We all deal with the stress and difficulties of the world, but how can we do this without being robbed of our joy and sanity?  Here are ways that I try to deal with people that I find difficult to deal with.

  1. Realize when you’re dealing with an unreasonable person is to keep your composure. Trying to alter their point of view or explain is mute.  I will not engage in a conversation that is one sided.  I usually politely say “I don’t think you and I will see eye to eye on this and because I respect your opinion, I think we should just let this be.”  I then politely excuse myself.
  2. When you feel agitation arise it is very important to move out of that train of thought.  Let it go.  Use your energy more productively that brings feelings and emotions of joy and happiness, there is no need to stay in a negative state.
  3. Life is so challenging and we all have judgments about other people and situations.  I try to avoid conversations that engage in talking about someone else negatively.  I usually bring up a response to shift the conversation to a positive state.  Example:  someone is talking about a friend or family member and things that don’t like, I would interject “have you tried talking to them about it?”, “what else can you do so you don’t continue to have these feelings?”.  This changes the conversation to one of helping rather undermining.  It is also a subtle reminder of the negativity.  To live peacefully, we have to refrain from engaging in gossip, talking negatively about someone when they are not around.
  4. Learn to change the subject.  When you’re around people that are gossiping or talking about someone, shift the conversation by asking one of them something about themselves.  Change the focus of the conversation to something positive.  This steps requires awareness.  Recognize when the negative talk starts and shift to an uplifting message or topic.
  5. I am very committed to my core beliefs and never appreciate when someone tries to change who I am.  With that being said, I extend that same respect to everyone else.  This is when you use discernment to choose the people you want to associate with.  If a conversation is leading to an argument or disagreement I just end it (refer to #1).  If it seems just differing opinions but not hostile I work towards changing the subject (see #4).
  6. We all have to attend social settings or functions that require us to be around people that we typically have nothing in common and lack the ability to relate with one another.  Before you leave for the function, internally set the intention to be one of good, don’t think about the things that can go wrong, intend to offer hope, love and joy will.  If things get uncomfortable, simply excuse yourself, engaging will only bring you more suffering.

In closing, I just want to say how important it is to you, your personal resonance, to remain at peace, filled with joy and love.  In doing so, we can be a strong calming force in a world that needs all the love and positive reinforcement we can offer.  Choose to be a messenger of hope, love and peace.

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Mastering Today – A Journey To Freedom

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Hello, my name is Darlene Robbins and I would like to personally invite you to “Mastering Today”  I live in Fort Walton Beach Florida and I am on what I call a “Journey To Freedom”.  My journey began in 2009 when I began to study The Universal Spiritual Laws, The Law of Attraction and more,  which has enlightened my life so much by recognizing the mind/body connection.  Through the teachings,  I have learned to live in the moment and avoid trying to control people, things or situations that are out of my control.  My goal is to reach others and help them realize this.

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Where Are You Putting Your Energy?

88f46cbbabf335fb073c71ff9fe40603We all have complained and grumbled about things.  If you think about it, when you are complaining does it really do anything for you in that moment?  Does it make things better?  Does it change anything?  The way to moving out of the negative state or place is to focus our attention on events on things that we want to accomplish.  When we give our attention to those things, they have a chance of coming to fruition.  Contemplate complaining, the only thing that comes to fruition is gossip, more complaining and you still have the problem.  How do you decide where to give your time and energy?

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Look at what is going on in your life right now. Where is your energy going, which wolf are you feeding? Is it anger, envy, regret or is it joy, peace, hope and faith?  I hope you found this helpful in your Journey and below is additional work to help you further in your Journey, simply click on the image and explore.

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Remember to Smile your day will be Brighter….. Darlene ♥
            

The Healing Mind

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We are all born with an incredible power to heal.  This week’s Weekly Wisdom I will be highlighting Dr. Marty Rossman of “The Healing Mind.” His practice is the art & science of Mind/Body healing. Their goal is to help you improve your health and your life.  They will teach you how to use the power of your own healing mind to reduce your stress & anxiety, relieve pain, change lifestyle habits, and live with more wellness.   He believes our physical symptoms are the intelligent voice of the body.  If you are interested in Holistic Medicine, visit “The Healing Mind” and explore further.  Check out Dr. Rossman’s books below …. The Power of Imagery Healing  See how I changed my life, read my story CLICK HERE.

 

FREEDOM Is Our Greatest Gift

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   With the upcoming holiday, I was thinking about independence and what that means to me.  What does freedom and feeling free really mean though?

In the overall scheme of things, yes we are free, living in the United States, we have free will, we can choose our actions on a day-to- day basis and I for one, am Truly Grateful for all of that.  The ultimate freedom, for me, would be Freedom within  myself.  What can I do to feel free?  What areas of my life do I need to open up more in order to feel free?  Here are a few thoughts that I feel would bring me Freedom within  myself.

  1. Freedom of Mind:  The thoughts in our mind are so incredibly powerful.  Our thoughts create our reality.  If our thoughts are negative throughout the day, for me, it is a feeling of being trapped.  I have progressed tremendously in my journey,  I recognize when I go into a negative mind-set so much sooner and I immediately go to my affirmations and quotes and bring myself back to that feeling of Freedom by coming into a positive mindset and just deal with NOW.
  2. Freedom in Body:  Do you ever feel trapped in your own body?  Many of us don’t like the bodies that we live in.  What a horrible way to feel.  When we allow our minds to take us to a place where we do not like ourselves (body appearance), that simply is wrong.  I personally have worked through this by acknowledging and accepting myself for the way I am.  Would I like to be thinner?  Yes and I work towards that daily, but no longer allow it to consume my thoughts.  I know what I need to do and there are days I do really well and there are days I do not.   Love yourself now.
  3. Freedom in physicality:  How do we let ourselves feel free in our every day-to-day lives?  I always like to get lost in music, it takes me to places of  memories and inspiration.  I also love nature, sitting on the beach looking up at the magnificent clouds is so meditational for me.  This is unique for each one of us.  What makes  you feel free physically?

Wishing you and your families a Beautiful, Peaceful Independence Day!  Be safe, extend love and offer kindness in every moment.  Remember To Smile Your Day Will Be Brighter……. Darlene

Make Peace With Who You Are And Be Content With What You Have!

[     We live in a culture where we’re taught to believe that more is never enough and our success is based on how we’re doing in comparison to others. But the truth is, this kind of thinking only results in dissatisfaction and disillusionment. This is why most of us possess so much, yet we enjoy what we have so little.  This is a great article 5 Simple Actions or Pure Peace and Contentment  “Until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with what you have.” ~Doris Mortman

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