Family and the Olympics and Grateful

I am a person who follows law of attraction and follow the teachings of Abraham Hicks.  My vibration tonight was to just enjoy the feeling of my family. Enjoy interactions during dinner and just let it happen.  When I thought we were done for the night and everyone went their separate ways to their rooms to watch Netflix or play on their iPad, I went down to our living room to do some breathing and stretching exercises and take in the opening ceremonies to the games.

My 7 yr old daughter was on the couch playing something on her Kindle and next thing you know, she sets it down and sits next to me and joins in on watching the opening ceremony.  The fireworks, dancers and music caught her attention and held on.  I cherished every minute of it and appreciate the spontaneity and the letting it happen part of it.  It felt natural, just as it should have.

I love it when the Universe helps you out in manifesting what one is wanting.  This was meant to be and as Wayne Dyer says; “There are no coincidences.”   I put out my intention and released all resistance and it all happened so easily.

Just like Abraham said it would.

Unexpected life lesson from a bulldog

About a Month ago, I shared in a post that I learned a valuable lesson of acceptance from my bulldog who decided to use my journal as a chew toy.  One thing that I didn’t mention in the post was that Oliver passed away the day before I published the post.  I had been working on it for a few days and Oliver’s death was my little tribute to him.

More lessons learned

Oliver wasn’t the smartest dog in world.  He was the type of dog that would jump in the lake without hesitation but forget he can’t swim.  He embraced every moment and had fun and was the life of the party.  Sometimes to our dismay but he was always in the moment and it was OK, even if there was a mess to pick up in the end.   And when I or my fiancé’ was down and feeling a little blue, he was the first to come over and put his paw on your lap, look at you and let you know everything is going to be ok; Oliver’s here.

English Bulldog,

RIP Oliver the bulldog

Unconditional Love

Pets are amazing because they do exemplify unconditional love perfectly.  No matter how hard we are on them or how much we might ignore then throughout the day, there are there for you ready to play or whatever.  Oliver was no exception.  He got in tUnrouble and got yelled at many times because of his impetuousness, strong will and impulse control. (all traits of an English Bulldog FYI)   He wanted to be in the middle of everything which sometimes aggravated the heck out of us but he never stopped being himself.  His own authentic self.   Isn’t that what we all want at the end of the day?  To be our own authentic self?

So thanks Oliver for being in my life and showing me how fun it can be to just be yourself.  I strive every day to be more “Oliver like.”   Well… except for the farting and the snoring.

Allow and free yourself

Dealing with…
Coping with…
Putting up with…
Bear With…
Tolerating…
Enduring…

Expressions that I’ve used and I’m sure, many of you have as well.   We tend to use these words as if they are positive or that we are doing something noble by ‘dealing with’ or ‘tolerating’ the person or circumstances before us.  But that’s a lot of work and so much trouble to cope and it really doesn’t feel good in the end.  At least that has been the case for me and everyone else that I have compared notes with.  Truth is we aren’t feeling good with these words and they don’t help us grow.

A change of perspective

Instead of dealing with, let us use acceptance
Try allowing instead of enduring
And compassion instead of dealing with

All will happen as it should.   How we choose to experience it is in our hands.