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Monday’s Random Thought: Love or Fear? February 24, 2014

Filed under: From The Heart — heartwriter @ 5:25 pm
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I fell asleep last night after reading a short ariticle about Marianne Williamson and her work teaching and translating The Course in Miracles. I know this book. It sits on my shelf and I see it every day. I am slowly reading it, absorbing its truth. I believe the last words on my mind before falling asleep last night were, choosing with love not fear.

I woke up this morning with a different tape recorded message on my brain. Most days I wake up with, Thank you, a new day, thank you, playing in my mind. But today I woke up with the soundtrack of, Choose with Love not Fear, as not just the background music in my head but the main attraction.

What if I made my decisions, created my thoughts and lived my day by choosing love not fear? It sounds so simple. Like a no brainer, right?

Fear can be more comfortable out of regular practice.

But Love is more freeing, life giving and rewarding. And with practice, it gets easier and easier.

What will that look like for me to live by choosing love over fear? Will I smile more? Talk differently to my husband and children. Perhaps arms will be open not crossed over my chest. My words and thoughts will have a different shape, I imagine. I am pretty sure it will mean to rely more on my faith than my doubt and to walk forward without such a strict agenda.

To choose Love over Fear may sound riskier to some but it is a chance I am willing to take. Thank you, thank you for this new day and the opportunity to make a new choice.

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com

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Monday’s Random Thought: Surrender February 17, 2014

Filed under: From The Heart — heartwriter @ 6:08 pm

Were we built for this? Were we made to be able to let go, arms outstretched to the Heavens and to be capable of saying, Okay, I’ll step aside and let YOU take over?

I threw out my back yesterday. Never done that before.

Let go, opened up my arms and looked outside of me to something bigger, something I can’t see, to something Holy, Beloved and Divine, yep done that before.

Wasn’t planning on doing that this week, with the kids home on school vacation, but looks like I really should consider doing that every day. Not the throwing out my back part. The surrender part.

You bet we were made to surrender to the God who created us just as we were also made to fight back, holding on tight. We were made for both and get to choose which way we want to go.

Today I choose to hold on loosely surrendering to this pain so that I can heal. Arms out stretched, face down, flat on my belly. No longer asking why, only trusting.

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Truth February 10, 2014

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This morning when our two kids were having their Monday morning argument and I was getting dressed in the other room, they hollered out and asked me to come into their drama. I politely declined. I had things to do.

Mom, so and so says I am a liar.
Mom, not true, I didn’t say that, besides, so and so says I am mean.

I stayed outside of the doorway and I looked them each in the eye and said, I wasn’t here, this isn’t my fight. I will only offer this, then I am going to finish getting dressed. When ANYONE says you are something, a liar, a meany, ask yourself one question, Is It True? Is it really my Truth?

They both looked at me like I had two heads.

When you realize the answer is NO, that it is not true, do what I always say, let it bouce off of you and roll off your back like water on a duck’s back. I walked out of the room. My work was done. The fight was over. Or not. I was going to tie my shoes. Their mess, their fight was not my truth but theirs to learn, be and grow from.

Truth is, the rest of the morning was calm and still. Peaceful like ducks floating on the water.

I am carrying this with me today. Is someone else’s opinion of me, my truth? Or is it just water repelling off of a duck’s back?

And for the record, all mother’s have two heads. That’s the plain ole truth.

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Then There Were 12 February 3, 2014

Filed under: From The Heart,Observation — heartwriter @ 5:27 pm
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As a born and raised tried and true Seattlite, I am watching, dancing and taking it all in. Notoriously a fair weather fan when it comes to sports, Seattle, brought it yesterday to the Superbowl. And they didn’t just hop on the band wagon yesterday, it’s lasted longer than a teenager’s first girlfriend.

Seattle fans brought their game and in many ways carried their team across the finish line, oh wait, I mean into the end zone. This whole 12th man thing has spread like wildfire across the city and yesterday across to the other side of the country. The number 12 adorns every shop window around the corner from my house. Homes have removed the Christmas wreaths and have decorated with the Seahawk blue and green. Seahawk jerseys are the new hoody. Go Hawks, is the new Hello.

It’s been this way for many weeks now and after yesterday’s Superbowl Victory for the Seattle Seahawks, I am curious to see how long it lasts. I think it is going to stick around. You can feel it in the air. Strangers greet eachother, conversations hatching when otherwise people would just walk on by, keep to themselves.

I don’t know much about football but I know a bit about energy. And wowza it has been in the air. Electric. Congtagious. Miracle making. Energy spreads like wildfire, the power of it unstoppable. This Twelfth Man Seattle Fan thing is in the air and my only hope is that it hangs out and doesn’t disappear with the change in the weather. I have a good feeling, this is everyone’s hope. And if that is the case, it will stick around for a very long time.

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com