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Monday’s Random Thought: Fire Music April 29, 2013

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Yesterday at our children’s piano recital I couldn’t keep the tears from rolling out of me. I didn’t even try. To me tears are of the Holy Spirit and nothing can bring out the Holy Spirit more than music.

It didn’t even begin with my own children. It all began with an eight year old girl, who yes I know a little bit, she was in preschool with our son. She gave Adelle competition. Something about her sweet innocent voice singing and playing the piano to Adelle’s, Set Fire to the Rain and it was raining tears all over my face.

All the performances moved me. Even our son playing Thriftshop by Macklemore. Then our daughter sat down and played Daylight by Maroon 5, I was a puddle again.

Music stirs the soul. It touches us in places we forget exist. When young children stir that within us it is nothing but Holiness.

And that’s a fire I never want to put out.

by J.G. McGlothern

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Opposite of Lack April 22, 2013

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Do you carry thoughts in your beautiful brain that sound like this:  I don’t have patience. I am fat. I suck at math. I am not creative. I don’t have enough time in the day to get done what I want to get done. Sound familiar?

Our brain is a direct pipeline to our heart and will feel according to our thoughts.

This morning our son crawls in to bed next to me as I am ending my prayer and meditation time. I say, What word would you like to breathe in today?  Something he likes to do. He is my little mantra guy, our minister at the dinner table, an 80 year old in an 8 year old body. He says, Confidence, ’cause I’m already full of love. And I say back, Yes, you are, but you know what else? His dark chocolate brownie eyes look up at me as I go on, You also are full of confidence.

Sure enough, this was the first Monday where he walked in to school actually excited about the day. His 8 year old self full of all the confidence and love an entire stadium of people could hold.

Are you willing to carry around a different thought today, one that is the opposite of that negative one? One that is life giving instead of life killing.

Just a thought.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Abundance April 15, 2013

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Saturday morning I really felt old when I got out of bed, my body ached. I had been waking up with lower back pain for quite some time and was pretty certain it was time for a new mattress. Hubby and I have had the same  queen size mattress our whole marriage, nearly fifteen years.

Saturday morning in yoga class before the sweat started to pour out of my skin I said a sort of prayer, “I would like a new, free queen size mattress.”  Then I let it go. I stopped the mind chatter of, “That is not what we want to spend our money on right now, hubby thinks mattress is fine, how can I possibly get a free, new mattress.” I just released the intention, believed it could happen, then got busy with my yoga class.

Same day, still Saturday, six or so hours later hubby says, “Oh, I forgot to tell you, while I was mowing the lawn and you were at yoga, neighbor, R, came over and says they have a two year old queen size mattress they can’t use any more it’s on their front porch, if we want it.”

I couldn’t move. I stood in the hallway and let the tears fall as hubby and daughter looked at me like I just found out someone had died.

“I just asked the Universe for a new mattress, you bet I want it, let’s go over there right now.”

Now some could argue that the neighbor would have offered the mattress, regardless of my words that morning. Go ahead argue, dispute, call it a coincidence. But I every fiber in my body tells me God heard me and I got out of the way so that I could receive an abundant gift from this overflowing Universe.

I told R about my morning prayer, hope, wish about a mattress. He smiled and said, “Well, I was just going to take it to Good Will, so I am so glad you can use it.”

The last two mornings I have woken up free of lower back pain.

We have everything we need, all of us. I know for me I just have to get out of my own way to receive the abundance this world has to offer.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Within April 8, 2013

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Do you find yourself looking outside of yourself, beyond, somewhere out there…for THE ANWER?

When we stop looking for answers from someone else, or something else and start looking within, we discover that we were fine all along and had all that we needed, right here, deep inside. We were just too busy looking outside of us for the solution.

We are the solution.

Yes, YOU, wise, smart, beautiful YOU.

We just have to get out of our own way long enough to learn this.

Are you willing to sit still long enough today to look within? I am willing to bet you will find a beauty of an answer.  When we slow down, hold still and Just get out of own our heads and listen to what our heart has to say to we will hear some great wisdom, within.

by J.G. McGlothern

 

 

Monday’s Random Thought: A Little R and G April 1, 2013

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The past few days my morning prayer has been that, “I give and receive love, patience and peace.”

I want love in my life, who doesn’t, right? I need patience. AND I really, really want to leave peacefully. In order for me to receive these things and BE these things I must first give them. Live them out myself. Be these things. Love. Patience. Peace.

So I have stopped myself during the day, after the prayer and noticed my actions and readjusted. I stop myself more than once. Often. Even thought the prayer is my intention, words I meditate on and give up to the Universe, I still must do the work, live the life and be in the moment.

I have also stopped and been grateful for those moments someone showed their love to me, were patient with me or acted peacefully. The more I am aware, the more I notice, readjust, and acknowledge, the more I am aware of all I am receiving. Wow, what a blessing. It makes me only want to keep the circle going and aim for giving more.