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“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley

Reflections: Get Out Of Bed… Read. Act. Live… light reading (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Reflections: Get Out Of Bed… Think. Be Happy. Love. think the opposite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Reflections: Get Out Of Bed… Explore. Enjoy. I AM lady reading  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

♥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.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: light reading by Julia Bickerstaff, whatever you think, and Elderly reader, via Wikipedia, Flickr, or from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

60 Comments leave one →
  1. 10/08/2012 12:37 am

    this post arrive at the right moment for me 🙂 i need to get out my bed ! and this post convinced me that it’s time to do what i have to do !!!! thank you so much !!!!! have a beautiful day !!!!

    • 09/10/2012 9:35 am

      Have a great day too Sandra and be blessed! 😉

  2. Cher permalink
    10/08/2012 3:00 am

    So true. How can you truly help anyone else if you are not internally happy yourself? Great post!

    • 09/10/2012 9:35 am

      Exactly… Well said! 😉

      • Cher permalink
        09/10/2012 3:07 pm

        Thank you 🙂

    • 09/10/2012 11:56 am

      Let me know if/when you start blogging so i can support you. 🙂

  3. 10/08/2012 5:23 am

    Thanks for the happy post!

  4. 10/08/2012 6:00 am

    what a gorgeous Post …………….
    Pure happiness xx

    • 09/10/2012 9:42 am

      TY Cat! 🙂

      • Cat Forsley permalink
        09/10/2012 9:42 am

        Have a Lovely One xxx

      • eof737 permalink*
        09/10/2012 9:45 am

        TY Cat and I will be by to visit your blog soon! 😉

  5. 10/08/2012 6:49 am

    A joy compass – I like the concept. I am getting better at setting it straight but it still seems like every once in a while there’s a day that makes me want to wear comfy clothes, lay on the couch and eat chocolate. May those days be fewer in the future!

    • 09/10/2012 9:43 am

      We all have those days and they make us appreciate the rest even more… 😉 TY!

  6. Bree permalink
    10/08/2012 7:03 am

    This is a great post. It is happy and uplifting. I will look for the books and work on my Joy Compass. Have a great weekend too!

    • 09/10/2012 9:44 am

      You have a great week… See I do catch up… eventually. 😆

  7. 10/08/2012 7:10 am

    I like the idea too of making a joy compass. :+) I enjoyed reading your list. I also really like the third quote. I agree with that idea. I have found lately that experiencing a lot of difficult situations and feelings that the easiest way through it is just that straight through. The more I do this the easier it becomes. I think it helps me build courage at least those are my thoughts today. :+)

    • 09/10/2012 9:46 am

      The more we do it the easier it becomes… I agree. and it speaks to much in life; a muscle we use. TY! 😉

  8. 10/08/2012 7:17 am

    You can’t give out what you dont have inside you.

  9. 10/08/2012 7:25 am

    Thanks for the inspiration. I particularly like the idea of the joy compass. I’ll try that this weekend! 🙂

  10. 10/08/2012 10:48 am

    Very inspirational! Love this best: “Light just reveals what’s there.” So honest and true. 🙂

    • 09/10/2012 9:47 am

      It sure is a great insight… Hope all is well on your end! 😉

  11. 10/08/2012 11:03 am

    I never stay in bed once I’m awake – usually about 6am, why waste the day? and once I’m up I’m annoyingly happy, why waste time being miserable? life’s too short, live each day as if its your last 🙂

    • 09/10/2012 9:53 am

      God bless you Gilly! You are a class act… Stay happy! 😉

  12. 10/08/2012 3:06 pm

    A Joy Compass…I believe everyone would benefit from making one…and I wil…This will be great conversation with my friends…Thanks…~mkg

    • 09/10/2012 9:54 am

      I hope you made one… worth the effort. TY 😉

  13. 10/08/2012 3:09 pm

    I had to look up “cacafuego”. 😀 I need this post today – lying in bed procrastinating on a university assignment I need to tackle 😉

    • 09/10/2012 9:54 am

      I’m glad you did and when I first read it, I laughed. TY! 🙂

  14. 10/08/2012 4:41 pm

    oh, getting out of bed…okay, only because your word ‘cacafuego’ needs to be looked up…:)

    • 09/10/2012 9:55 am

      😆 Hope you laughed again after deciphering the word. I did. 🙂

      • Sunshine permalink
        10/10/2012 6:16 am

        Yea, oh, haha too funny…now I see how the word, caca came into our vocabulary…;)

  15. 10/08/2012 7:25 pm

    Is it OK if I stay in bed and read a book? 🙂 Do you know the Goodreads website? It’s wonderful, you can share and discuss books… This is another lovely post!

    • 09/10/2012 9:56 am

      Do what you must! If you are content in bed, and have no pressing things to do, why move? 🙂

  16. 10/08/2012 7:36 pm

    We all understand that you have your rounds to make on comments, no worries. I love books…two books I have to read because of your post today! I am not a morning person at all. Love ya Eliz, ♥ Jackie

    • 09/10/2012 9:56 am

      I can imagine you are a morning person Jackie, you never sleep… 😆 TY for your support! 🙂

  17. 10/08/2012 10:33 pm

    I love the idea of a joy compass! I really do! I’m feeling better balanced right now, I think because I’ve recently had a good vacation. Rest is key for me, too! I’m going to the beach this weekend and have every intention of taking in another sunset over the water. That will keep my joy compass bubble center for another week, I’m sure! 🙂

    • 09/10/2012 9:57 am

      Welcome back from your vaca… It is always a good feeling after a grueling period to de-stress. 😉

  18. 11/08/2012 7:11 am

    Thanks for the inspiration and the motivation. 🙂

    • 09/10/2012 9:58 am

      You are welcome and TY for your feedback! 😉

  19. 11/08/2012 9:15 am

    It truly does begin inside us, doesn’t it? I’m dealing with family (in-law) issues at the moment and have to keep reminding myself of these principles. Thanks for this.

    • 09/10/2012 9:59 am

      TY Barb for your love and support! You can surmount the challenges… If anyone can, you can. Stay Blessed! 😉

  20. 11/08/2012 9:42 am

    Love the Compass of Joy. I’ll have to make my own.

    • 09/10/2012 9:59 am

      I hope you do… and let me know when you make it to NY again. 😉

  21. 11/08/2012 12:22 pm

    Inspiring and uplifting post Eliz. Am going to print out your Joy Compass!

    • 09/10/2012 10:00 am

      TY Madhu! Enjoy it as I had a lot of fun with it too… Hope all is well. 🙂

  22. 12/08/2012 6:03 pm

    I could feel your joy as I was reading your joy compass….and I caught the joy, too! 😀

    • 09/10/2012 10:01 am

      Now isn’t that lovely! TY for your comment and your joy comes through too. 🙂

  23. 13/08/2012 11:10 am

    Inspirational and uplifting …. !!!!
    The books are going on my book buying list.
    Thank you for posting this one. It’s been very helpful.

    • 09/10/2012 10:01 am

      Excellent! Enjoy them and have a wonderful joy compass day! 🙂

  24. 14/08/2012 4:45 am

    Beautiful post, made me smile! 🙂

    • 09/10/2012 10:02 am

      TY for your kind words… I love your gravatar, very cheerful! 🙂


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