Sometimes I just need a break from spiritual growth and need to jump into some mindless entertainment. I recently was having one of these moments of needing to just escape the world, my feelings, and my head chatter and so decided to pick-up a fiction book. In the book the main character is turned into a siren. Greek mythology portrays Siren’s as women that were like mermaids that could also turn into winged creatures and would sing sailors to their deaths. These were women that were beyond gorgeous that had this entrancing song and way of movement that men couldn’t resist. Once a siren had a man in her grasps he was her’s to use. However, as these creatures are portrayed in the book I was reading, they are devastatingly beautiful until they are not fed, then they lose control and end up going straight for men’s hearts and tearing the man to bits.
When was the last time you actually took the time to truly say thank you
Not a crap, off the cuff, unfeeling thank you
But really took the time and energy to notice
The little things
The big things
And everything in between
Your lack of appreciation outwards is a reflection of your appreciation inwards
You don’t appreciate the little things within yourself and so how could you ever truly appreciate the little things within another.
You don’t have gratitude for your own efforts and so you blow by all the efforts of others
Not seeing them or instead minimizing, diminishing, or turning them sinister
You smother the love that you so crave because you don’t slow down enough to appreciate and truly see it being offered. Instead you hyper-focus on the type of love you want and it’s scarcity. Giving a big F U to those holding out their hands in offering. Missing what truly is present
You smother the love for yourself because you don’t slow down enough to appreciate self. Instead your beat yourself down. And without realizing it you beat down those around you as well. You take back your love. You second-guess. You close down. A closed down heart is an ungrateful heart. An unappreciative heart. A heart that has lost it’s connection with self.
And in this closing down you close down your sight for the beauty and the gifts. This beauty and gifts are straight from God… and you spit on them!
You can turn this around. You can revel in the offerings of other, of self, and of God.
God wants us to appreciate. In true HEARTFELT (key word!!!) appreciation God rains more blessings down upon us.
When was the last time you looked yourself in the eyes and said, ‘thank you’. Thank you for being you. Thank you for waking up each morning and striving to grow. Thank you for falling down in order to get back up stronger. Thank you for seeing your shit!
And when was the last time you saw the efforts of another and just stopped. Stopped and said a true thank you. Told that person that they do matter and let them feel seen. Said thank you for another showing you their heart AND their struggle. Thanked another for just being them!
Go out in appreciation today.
Go step into a sense of acknowledgement
Go see the world and much more importantly self with a heart of gratitude.
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You’re blocking the message and you know it!
You’re running from it and trying to hide in every corner possible and yet you say that you want the growth, the change, the blissful life.
You think you want it.
You think you are listening.
You think you are in alignment.
But really you are hiding. Really you are avoiding the issue.
You are focusing in on the small meaningless aspects.
You are getting caught up…
On semantics of words.
On the little nuances.
On your pride.
On your Ego.
Instead you debate… internally and externally.
Instead you do everything BUT what needs to be done.
You are doing all of this to avoid the discomfort. I get it!
I do it too. We all do!
But it’s the recognition that sometimes we are sweating the small stuff.
You are casting the whole painting as crap
But really you are only focused in on one splash.
The painting is too profound.
You might have to getting uncomfortable with the power.
So better not look at all!
Instead let’s smoke, drink, social media, or overwork
Instead let’s live another day disconnected
Instead let’s take external action but not make any changes in the internal
Instead let’s pick apart another’s message apart to not have to hear them
Instead let’s bitch, complain, and wish…wish, and wish, and wish
But God forbid let’s not actually change. Let’s not actually put our Egos away in order to really listen and get the message that we are needing.
I do it. You do it. It’s time to face it.
Not shame ourselves.
Not go even deeper into our Ego B.S.
No it’s time to simply see it for what it is! And make the changes we need to make. Open our perspective up and steep back from the painting. See all the brush strokes together. To ask our hearts and our souls what we are meant to be getting from each interaction and moment.
Asking, “What is my message here?”
To discover what you are needing to look at and where your particular escape from your messages is coming from in your life.
You are meant to receive your messages with ease and clarity.
You are meant to always know the next right step.
You are meant to have the blissful life.
If only you give yourself permission to step back from the details and be penetrated.
Rules. Standards. Lines in the sand.
This is how we treat our relationships
I’m getting my hair done and it feels great. I love the feel of the brush being dragged through my hair and the small tug. I love the sensation having my hair brushed and played with brings throughout my body. I love the focused attention that I am receiving and getting to just let go for a few minutes while I revel in the beauty of the touch and feeling of being pampered.
It’s one thing to pamper self. I’m a huge advocate and always tell clients to engage in self care. BUT there is something magical about another person pampering you. There is just a feeling of surrender and relaxing that happens when you allow someone else to step up and help you enjoy the moment. There is a receptivity that is impossible when pampering self and a level of a gifting. Read more
I wait for my coffee to finish brewing and glance out my window into the grey cloudy sky. Behind the clouds you can see the morning sun wanting to peak through and light up the sky.
The clouds are swirling and passing and I find myself enthralled at their graceful movement through the sky. Read more
I’m almost 5 years old in this picture. Whenever anyone sees this picture they remark that I look like a porcelain doll and the truth is I can remember this being about this age when I was told to hush, act like a lady, and just sit down, be quiet, and look cute. I can tell you that despite my almost obsession with swirly dresses and dolls…that I in no way shape or form wanted to just be seen as cute. I would sit still, look pretty, and really would just daydream of world domination… Read more
I stand looking over the edge. I can feel the pulsing in my body and the desire I have to leap. Yet I can also feel my heart racing a mile a minute and the fear to step back from this cliff. On one hand my body is craving this adventure and has been speaking to me for awhile about this particular life cliff. Read more
I don’t belong here and never have
I don’t belong in this town that you see fake painted faces and smiles
I don’t belong in these four walls that hold pictures and memories
I don’t belong in this body of pale skin, red hair, and freckles.
I don’t belong here and never have