March 11, 2021

Thankful Thursday ~ Post 10


1) Comedians:
I am absolutely grateful for professional comedians who have kept me entertained throughout the last year. I've always liked good comic relief, but being alone for quarantine and working from home have turned comedy specials into my favourite pastime that keeps me company.

2) Delivery Services:
~ I admit I got swept up in the idea of going out into public being unsafe for a while this past year. Living with anxiety during a global pandemic can be difficult. But it can be a blessing too. I have been able to use the various services to get food delivered to my door when I was too anxious to be around strangers. I have always preferred to shop online and have it delivered. It's a wonderful convenience to get groceries and toiletries delivered now, as well.

3) The Weather Break:
~ It's March 11, and spring has already made an appearance here in southern Ontario. I don't know about you, but spring is my favourite time of the year! I am thankful for a break in the long, cold days and I look forward to seeing the neighbourhood in it's full lush bounty again!

~ Namaste ~


March 10, 2021

Willow Tree

Willow Tree

Willow tree you seem so sad
Have your children run away?
Willow tree you hang so low
And shelter me from the bitter day.
Your branches limp
Controlled by the breeze.
Your branches soft
Move with grace.
Will tree, I ask what's wrong?
Looking weak, you stand so strong.
Willow tree, I lean upon you.
My days are long, though I will not stray.
Willow tree, you stretch over me.
Because our children have run away.

-Angélique Dawn ~ 1997-

March 4, 2021

Thankful Thursdays ~ Post Nine


1) Remote Work:
I was blessed to be a part of the population who got set up to work remotely, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I was sent home at the end of March, 2020. At first, I didn't like the idea because I was nervous that I wouldn't work hard enough on my own. But that pay check certainly motivates me to do my best and push past the feelings of fatigue throughout the day. Dealing with anxiety is much easier in isolation. For me personally, anyway. It's lovely to be surrounded by my house plants and cats while I work from a safe place called home.

2) Positive Feedback:
~ I received a compliment for my hard work the other day. I was asked to take on another account on top of how busy I already am. I agreed and was pleasantly surprised when my manager said she was proud of me for stepping up. She acknowledged that I am doing a great job handling my work and dealing with the changes that have been happening. It felt great!

3) The Angels & Spirits:
~ I am aware of the energy that is around us outside of any physical form. I believe that the universe sends angels and spirits to guide us at all times. I am getting better at listening to the silence around me. I am learning how to interpret without analyzing. I accept the knowledge that triggers my gut to tell me what is and isn't truth. It is a special kind of magic I used to understand well, before I grew up. I am grateful to be reminded of their presence by subtle signs around me everywhere.

~ Namaste ~


March 1, 2021

Mantra Mondays ~ Post Five

Over the last few months I've been working on being more creative. I've learned to trust that my own talents have merit in the creative world. I am letting go of the things that I cannot make time for. And trying to manage my time better. Overcoming the fears that hold me back are most important to me now. Success is my birthright -just the same as joy.

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a friend collaborating on a writing project that was his idea. It's so nice to brainstorm and suggest ideas for something that is greater than myself. I forgot how imaginative I am. I can see myself collaborating with more creatives on other projects soon enough. I'm inspired to dive back into my creative centre again.

Late last year I went through a spiritual-existential reconnection. It was overwhelming and surreal and felt like life stood still for a minute. What I gained most from that soul reflection was the understanding that my purpose is now. My time is now. The future is now. I am grateful for the chance to be alive now.

"I am the greatest project I will ever get to work on. I am grateful for the time I am blessed with to make magic of myself."

I think this mantra suits the theme of the world lately. Society is undergoing a global awakening. We are shifting into a new age of eternal growth. I am catching up to the universe's plan for me. I encourage you to work at fulfilling your creative purpose and do the same.

~ Namaste ~