Step Into Nature: Be Still, Find the Answers and Discover Life’s Beauty

Step Into Nature: Be Still, Find the Answers and Discover Life’s Beauty

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa

Spring is so close I can almost taste it.  Yesterday we put up the butterfly chimes to welcome it.  I can’t wait to watch nature come to life again.  When the world is new and alive and we can see the hand of God in every flower, in every blade of grace and in the sun shining down on our uplifted faces.

In my last post I spoke about gratitude and all the things we take for granted that are daily miracles in our lives.  I’m attaching this letter, written anonymously, to remind us to stop and acknowledge the little things and the moments when the universe whispers her undying devotion in our often deaf ears.  I hope you love it as much as I do and stop to be still today and feel the love that is being poured out on your behalf.

A Letter to A Friend

“I saw you talking with some friends yesterday, and I so wanted to talk to you also.  I waited all day, but you never called; I hoped we could find time to talk in the evening, but I know you had a lot of other things on your mind.  As your day drew to a close, I sent a cool breeze to make you refreshed after a long day.  I put a special scent in the air from the flowers-near the driveway, but I guess you didn’t notice as you hurried by.  I’m sad to see you rush so.
I saw you fall asleep last night, and I wanted to touch your face or stroke your hair, so I spilled moonlight on your pillow.  When you awoke this morning, I hoped we would have time together – I want so much to rush down and talk to you, but I guess you had to “hurry” off to work.
I have so many gifts for you, so much to tell you, so many wonderful things for you to experience because I love you so much.  My nature is like that you know.
Please call me, talk with me, ask me for help.  I know the deepest desire of your heart and I want to be close to you.  My love for you is deeper than the oceans – greater than anything you can imagine – I long for us to share some time together – just the two of us.
It hurts me to see you sad today.  I really understand what it’s like for friends to let you down.  I know how your heart aches.
I’ll close now because I know you are busy, and I certainly don’t want to hassle you.  You are free to choose me – “my way or not” – it’s your decision.  I’ve already chosen you.  Please don’t be long and remember – “I Love You.”

Your Friend,
God”

My challenge: Take a moment to be still and silent, say hi to your greatest friend, God, they may not have heard from you in a while.

Namaste,
Maria Elena Escobar

When The Impossible is Possible, You Can Fly

When The Impossible is Possible, You Can Fly

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With the New Year starting out I have been thinking of what the theme will be; what will 2013 be remembered for?  Last year was all about stepping out of my comfort zone, facing my fears and acting anyway.  It was a crazy, scary, joyous ride.  So after really listening to my heart and what I want my life to be, I decided 2013 is all about abundance.  I want to manifest abundance in every area of my life.

The Law of Attraction says we attract to us that which we are; whatever we vibrate out will come back to us.  Einstein discovered that we are all made of energy; at a subatomic level we are just vibrations.  All things are energy, even thoughts and feelings are energy.  Things vibrate at different frequencies, high or low. Like attracts like, so if we believe that there is not enough and have a scarcity mentality, we will attract more scarcity.  Likewise if we believe that the universe is abundant, that there is more than enough for everyone, we will attract abundance.  We have to change our frequencies to change what we attract.  We can’t just say affirmations, we have to have our beliefs and feelings in alignment with what we are saying and trying to create.

What we focus on is what we create.  If we find yourself counting your troubles instead of we blessings, we are not thinking abundantly.  I say this because a big part of attracting abundance is having an attitude of gratitude.  We can see the obstacle or opportunity in every situation.  Do you see the problems in your life or the blessings?

A friend of mine was recently sharing how challenging it was to take care of two ailing elderly parents.  I felt great compassion for what she is facing but I pointed out that there was a different perspective she could consider.  My Father died when I was 12 and not a day goes by when I don’t wish I could have 5 more minutes with him.  Her parents may be sick but they are alive, each moment to tell them she loves them, serves them and listens to them is a gift.  Someday they will be gone and she will wish they were around, now is the opportunity to show them her love and gratitude in every act of service and care.  It is a gift.

If you catch yourself complaining or focusing on lack, stop and count your blessings. I see abundance all around me.  I put a sign on the wall across from my bed that says, “Thank You!!!!”  When I sit up and open my eyes there it is.  It reminds me that I woke up another day and I am thankful.  So many people fought with their last breath to just wake up one more day and did not get that opportunity.  Each day is an opportunity to do better, to create more, to love more, to grow more, to learn more, to serve more and the list just goes on and on.

This year I started keeping a gratitude journal.  When I pray, I try to say thank you for all the blessings each day, I have a home, food, cloths, etc.  Somewhere someone wishes for the things we take for granted.  I read somewhere that all the things we take for granted now at one time where the things we wished for.  One way to get grateful is to volunteer with those who are less fortunate.  It helps to keep things in perspective.

“To the barefoot man, happiness is a pair of shoes. To the man with old shoes, it’s new shoes. To the man with new shoes, it’s more stylish shoes. And of course the fellow with no feet – he’d be happy to be barefoot.  Measure your life by what you have, not by what you don’t” ~ Michael Josephson.

Here is a challenge: Keep a jar and everyday write a note of something good that happened that day, and place it in the jar.  At the end of the year read all the entries and count your blessings.

When we have an abundance consciousness we see nothing but possibilities as far as the eyes can see and beyond, anything can happen.  I was watching Wayne Dyer on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday and he quoted the scripture, “With God all things are possible”, then he asked Oprah, “What does that leave out?”   I believe with every breath in me that nothing is impossible.  I remind myself that I am in constant contact with the source of all creation, I am co-creating my life and I can manifest anything.  We are only limited my your imagination.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” ~  George Bernard Shaw

What theme do you have for 2013, what do you want to become?  Share your comments and any ideas you have to create an abundance mentality.