“Our inner fire bursts into flame by an encounter with another human.”—Albert Schweitzer
“I laughed more in the last 7 days than in the last 7 years.”–Esther Hicks
I’ve mentioned this before, but there is NOTHING. LIKE. FRIENDS. Especially when un-learning the old paradigm. I’m in a couple groups here in Lawrence that get together regularly to talk about the principles I wrote about in E-Squared. We laugh so hard. We have so much fun that it makes you wonder. Why doesn’t everyone do this?
So if you’re not in a group, get in one.
I learn so much from my fellow creators. I get so much support. Including having one of my besties fill in for me here on the blog.
It may not look like it, but I’m actually in Istanbul right now. Or I will be when you read this. So let me introduce you to Annola Charity who has always been an inspiration to me.
This woman knows spiritual principles and she walks her talk. Every time I’m around her, I feel uplifted. She’s a fabulous artist, seamstress, author and well, her talents go on and on. She even sang “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” on my birthday. She sent out this little reminder to all of us in the group last week and I begged her to let me share. So take it away, Annola.
As I was doing my morning time, meditating and practicing appreciation for my life and my home, I realized I was happy with what is. But I am also open to an upgrade.
I discovered that contrast does not have to be negative in order to be seen as contrast. The contrast is that I have good stuff now but I am ready for more. I love coffee ice cream just as it is right out of the carton. I also want to experience it with hot caramel sauce. The contrast is the coffee ice cream with the new and improved dish of the added topping. Both are good, but one is better.
I like where I am living, but truly love the house in my vortex that has more room and has some of the same features that I am living now. I like being in the country, the quiet, good-natured neighbors and so on. This ‘ah ha’ moment was also a great reminder that just because I like where I am, I am not ‘stuck’ with it. I can except a new and updated version of my life experience and I don’t need pain to get a better gain.
Contrast only shows the difference between the two things I like. As I come into alignment with the awesome stuff in my vortex, the less negative contrast I have to have. I embrace the idea of loving and appreciating what I have now and joyously anticipating the newer, more funner (yes I said funner), experiences and things into my life.
Check out Annola’s website here.