INTERMISSION™: Wednesday Wisdom with Marcus Aurelius
Shining a little light 🔦 on the wisdom of stoic philosopher and Roman emporer, Marcus Aurelius with today's #WednesdayWisdom.
Here are a few gems for you to ponder....
💎 "It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." Don't stop living because of fear. 💎 "To live happily is an inward power of the Soul." You don't have to look very far to find happiness. It's already within you. 💎 "Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears." If you're able to see beyond what you perceive is an injury to you and receive it differently, you're then able to let it go and it no longer has any power over you. 👉 Please share with anyone you feel may benefit and I'd love to hear from you. We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: It's Okay to Not Know
A short, sweet and incredibly profound message this morning from Journey to the Heart by Melodie Beattie.
One line in particular really stood out. So much so that I read it twice!
"Sometimes the process of learning to trust, the process of going through an experience and coming to trust that we will ultimately discover our own truth, is more important than knowing." Whoa.
Discovering your own truth is one of the most powerful yet peaceful human experiences.
We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Wednesday Wisdom
Epicetus is the man!
Born a slave in the 1st century...later becoming a renowned Greek philosopher whose work is relevant today.
He focused on integrity, self-management and personal freedom. Hell, yeah, Epicetus!
His 2 central ideas revolved around:
- Impressions - how we perceive our circumstances which are colored by our beliefs
-Volition - power of choice making us accountable for our actions and state of being based on our impressions
Pretty simple yet incredible impactful when understood.
Here are a few quotes from Epicetus that I shared in the video:
"It's not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters."
"Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself."
"We are not disturbed by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens to us." Read those again. Feel into them. Ponder what they mean to you.
We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Making a Different Choice
He made me so angry. 😡
She hurt my feelings. 😞
They don't get it or me. 😩
Have you ever thought or said these statements?
At one time or another, I'd guess they've crossed your mind.
How many times have you fired off a retort from that place of pain only to realize that you overreacted and later ended up apologizing? 🖐️ Raising my hand.
It's easy to feel hurt and look to place the cause of that feeling on someone else but we are the ones responsible for how we feel.
If you feel pain, it's coming from a wound inside of you that needs attention, healing and nurturing.
You heal it by becoming aware that it's there, asking yourself some tough questions to gain a better understanding and when faced with a similar situation, you're then able to pause and make a different choice in the moment. (For a deeper dive on questions to ask yourself for a better understanding of what the pain is all about pop on over to my post... Compassionate Expression from May 19, 2020 on social or my blog at KarmicKindness.com.) It's important to realize this is a practice so don't beat yourself up if you remain on the same patterns of behavior for a bit before shifting out. It's taken many years to create so its gonna take a little time to unwind.
The beauty lies in the journey and what you learn along the way. 🦋
And if you need some strategies to assist your navigation process on your journey, check out my free 40 minute masterclass Soulful Life: Feel Better Fast available at
Remember, we learn from one another. I'd love to hear from you. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Monday Message & Week 10 Journal Pages
Mixing things up a bit this week with a message from Crystal Spirits Oracle Deck by Collette Barton-Reid. 💎 Celestite 💎
Connect to a higher power, your guides, angels and Universal consciousness; recognize the messages they're sending all around you; allow this higher power to heal and guide you. They are always there guiding and protecting you even if you don't see them with your eyes. 💎 Apache Tears 💎
Let go of grief and what no longer serves you to make room for something new to come in. A heart that's broken open now has space for the light to come in...for healing to take place. Release the emotions holding you back and allow the Universe to show you the way. * 📔 I can't believe we've hit Week 10 of the Journal Page Bundles! You can find the most recent addition on my blog at KarmicKindness.com as well as links to past bundles.
They might be just the thing you need to help release what's holding you back and keep track of the messages all around you!
We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Monday Message & Week 9 Journal Pages
INTERMISSION™: Monday Message
Whoa...what a weekend!
Lots of personal planets are retrograde bringing up quite a bit of 'stuff' for us to look at.
I went on a deep inner journey and man, did some stuff show up...feel like I'm still working thru it.
Talking with others it seems, even if they didn't do deep inner work on purpose, they ended up doing a bit anyway because of the retrograde planets I mentioned.
And the #WisdomoftheOracle cards for this week are in sync with that theme.
- UNFINISHED SYMPHONY -
(protection) "Stumbling forward is better than holding back. Don't overthink things or let yourself get distracted - just tie up any loose ends and deliver the results. Don't quit before the finish line. Spirit wants you to win.
- A LEG UP -
Are you always insisting on doing everything yourself? Do you have little faith that help will come, convinced that the burden of the world is doomed to remain in your shoulders? Let others help you. Yes, it will make you feel vulnerable to admit you need a helping hand. You can't "do life" all by yourself.
❓ What in your life is unfinished?
❓ Where can you shift and perhaps ask for help?
Remember, weearn from one another and I'm happy to offer you a helping hand! Xo
INTERMISSION™: Flower Friday & Freebies
🌸 Our #FlowerFriday pick from the Flower Evolution deck for this week is one huge powerhouse of goodness! - MANDEVILLA-
(We've been talking about that a lot lately... #radicalacceptance)
Dissolves: Fear of loss, anger, anguish, or sadness as result of clinging, fear of abandonment or rejection
Magnifies: Deep appreciation of present moment, peace, patience and contentment, as well as freedom and creativity
Message: Fall in love with what is.
I am totally loving this flower and its powerful message! ❓Where or what in your life needs acceptance of what is? ❓How can you radically accept where you are and what is present in your life at this moment?
I find deep gratitude a good place to start.
The Mandevilla also looks a bit like a pinwheel which reminds us to be playful like a child.
And it has a beautiful orange and yellow center with a hint of green.
The colors of power centers (chakras) in our bodies that have to do with empowerment, creativity and love.
So accept what is from a place of loving gratitude and find power within to create.
Sounds pretty freaking awesome to me! How about you? 🤔
Remember we learn from one another so please let me know what you think and share your thoughts on the Mandevilla in the comments! Xo
And check out the freebies:
🙏 Immunity Body Boost Meditation
And my free
🙌 Soulful Life:Feel Better Fast masterclass
INTERMISSION™: Happy Receptivity & Gratitude
This week already feels lighter than last week did with several planets going retrograde and a new moon.
With today being a holiday, even a somber one, it allows us to 'play' a bit today and offers a shorter week for some.
Wisdom of the Oracle cards have a lighthearted message for us this week:
- Happy Happy - (protection)
Childlike playfulness and lightness; finding happiness in simple pleasures
- Yin -
Lean into the feminine; soft receptivity; allowing life to unfold and being ready to receive it
Be playful and silly this week allowing the Universe to work on your behalf creating miracles. Lean into the softness if the feminine and graciously receive what the Universe has to offer.
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