Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Winter Darkness

Note: My Winter Newsletter is now available. (See menu bar to the left.)

Does this time of cold and dark bring depression or enlightenment?
Do you brood or feel gratitude?
Are you reflecting on the past or envisioning things to come?
Are you finding fault or gaining favor?
Do you reflect with resentment and guilt or with forgiveness and appreciation?
Each moment offers choice in how we use the day: to extend love and buy into fear?

Let's begin with practical possibilities!
When your mind feels, dark, dull, conflicted and confused, fill it with light.
A mind full of light sees only light, reflects light and radiates light to other minds.

Ways to fill your mind with light.
Close your eyes and let sunlight (or lamplight) shine on your forehead for 1-2 minutes.
Breathe fully and freely. (Fearful thoughts and judgments cause us to hold our breath.)
Take time to focus on those ideas, sounds and sights that bring inspiration and joy to mind.
Create something beautiful, inspiring and healthy. (painting, thank you note, meal, craft)
Find someone who needs your kind of loving, listening, and care for them with all your heart.
Watch, read and listen only to good news, movies and music.
Spend time with children, seeing the world of wonder through their eyes.
Contemplate the meaning of your life: what you have learned, given, created and enjoyed.
Plan at least one special adventure (something you have never done) to be taken in the coming year.
Make a list of simple experiences you want to have and give in the next twelve months.
Write a letter of forgiveness to someone from whom you have separated in your lifetime.
Talk to yourself in the mirror about how much you love you.
Find something to make you laugh everyday. There is now laugh therapy. 10 minutes daily......

Literally our job is to clean out the dark and negative archived files in our minds.
We have a responsibility to ourselves and future generations to develop the habit of cleaning the clutter.
We can do the work by making time daily to do our own inventory and choosing again.
Forgiveness is the cosmic eraser and what remains is the Love in which and for which we are created.
Light up your life with Love!

Reminding you to love all by loving you, as we together clear out everything unlike Love,
Betty Lue

Thank you for joining me on this spiritual journey.
Thank you for receiving my gifts with respect and gratitude.
Thank You for supporting us all with your prayers and your contribution.
Thank you for your love and for giving your positive energy to what you value.
Thank you for knowing that we are all in this together.
Thank you for healing, transforming and co-creating our experience of this world.
Thank you for enjoying what is given with joyful appreciation for the Good of all.