““To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
Recently, I purchased a set of terrific books and just started reading the first one. The books are Conversations with Angels: And So Be It (2008), and So Be It: Conversations with Angels Volume II (2010) by Dror B. Ashuah. In the book I’m currently reading, Mr Ashuah shares the story of his personal journey and transformation from being a regular married guy to a spiritual seeker, to becoming a conduit for the uplifting, light filled messages he shares. The books are divided into short chapters; each sharing a story and/or pithy message. Both books also have several pages at the end, dedicated to what he calls the Message Guide (MG). The advice is to flip through the MG pages, scan and then choose/read a numbered paragraph that pulls you in. It reminds me a bit of how I used to scan the I Ching and choose a hexagram for contemplation. As Mr. Ashuah suggests, the books are not meant to be read in a linear fashion but as a contemplative tool/recipe book we reference as needed. I’m enjoying reading the first book, and my approach is more linear with an occasional reference to the suggested pages.
“When a human plants a seed of enlightenment, all around will begin to see the light. light does not have an agenda. Light does not try to convince anyone of its attribute. Light just reveals what is there.” Dror B. Ashuah
What I also love about Conversations with Angels: And So Be It is that the language is clear and engaging. There are no archaic language constructions or vague phrases. Mr. Ashuah includes some specific experiences with angelic beings and the book reads like a series of deep meditations, received notes on the human condition, contemplations on our individual mission on this planet, and insights that I believe will resonate with most if not all of us. I won’t give away too much because I think each of us will have our own take from reading the books. Following Mr. Ashuah’s suggestion, I decided to flip through the requisite pages today with the clear intention of selecting one that will benefit and bless all who read it. I chose the following:
When those things that happen in the world seem scary, know deep inside that you were built for this mission. You are a lighthouse and you are powerful. This is why you came here at this time and no storm can hurt you. This is when you will feel that you are full. You will know that you are in the right place at the right time. There will be no more questions. Do you ever want to miss such an honor? (p178) “Get Out Of Bed” Dror B. Ashuah
Do we want to miss our life mission/dreams/goals/purpose by vacillating and being lethargic? We must be awake and ready to serve as beacons of love and light. We must get out of bed. With the message above in mind, I created a Joy Compass with 25 ways to honor myself. See below. You can create one too. Read my Joy Compass and more below. Thank you!
Create a JOY Compass today. Take a blank piece of paper and complete the following (statement) 25 times: I am following my joy when . . .” Robert Holden
♥I am following my joy when… I honor myself. ♥I am following my joy when… I embrace my loved ones
♥I am following my joy when… I nurture my spirit. ♥I am following my joy when… I embody self-love
♥I am following my joy when… I listen to good music. ♥I am following my joy when… I write
♥I am following my joy when… I enjoy quiet times. ♥I am following my joy when… I stay fit
♥I am following my joy when… I feel great about life. ♥I am following my joy when… I share feelings of gratitude
♥I am following my joy when… I honor my commitments. ♥I am following my joy when… I’m in the company of grace.
♥I am following my joy when… I spend time with friends & family. ♥I am following my joy when… I choose to be happy
♥I am following my joy when… I dance with delight. ♥I am following my joy when… I keep an open mind and heart
♥I am following my joy when… I read uplifting books. ♥I am following my joy when… I feed my body nutritious foods
♥I am following my joy when…I celebrate special occasions. ♥I am following my joy when… I enjoy a good meal
♥I am following my joy when… I take time to smell the roses. ♥I am following my joy when…I shower goodwill around
♥I am following my joy when… I play with our cat. ♥I am following my joy when… I let go of all forms of fear.
♥I am following my joy when… I let go of selfish people. ♥I am following my joy when… I stay away from cacafuego.
Have a blessed weekend! What are your thoughts? What does your compass of Joy look like? When will you get out of bed? How often do you remember to administer self-care? What advice would you offer others? Do share! Thank you.
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: Wake up, get up, embrace your light, get going… time waits for no one. Create your joy compass and enjoy your daily rituals. Relax.
- 10 Tips for Being Happier at Home (clickclickshutterbug.com)
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- Gillian MacBeth-Louthan – The Sacred Mirror – 23 July 2012 (lucas2012infos.wordpress.com)
- Musings: On Prayers… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Reflections: Three Passions… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- How to become a reader. . . (shallicomparethee.wordpress.com)