With summer in full swing, let us take a moment to soak in the warmth of the sun and relish in the fact that we are lucky enough to be on this beautiful planet and experience the wonder of nature in every season. With flowers in full bloom, trees lush and green, and all sorts of animal life out and about, this time of year is filled with endless possibilities and great potential, so take advantage and enjoy the summer.
Reflection for the week: How can you best utilize your energy this time of year, with its long days and nurturing warmth, to accomplish a goal off your summer checklist?
Summer is the optimal time to shed our attachment to personal notions of the exact path we need to take to reach our currently set goals. With sunny reflective days and warm meditative nights, releasing this hold on expectations will allow us to greet the universe with an open and grateful heart, thereby granting us the ability to accept that we may or may not attain our preset goals, but instead we may end up achieving more that we ever imagined possible.
Reflection for the week: How can letting go of your expectations get you to better place, with a potentially better outcome?
Be open to the unexpected opportunities that may come up in your life. Though you may not be fully prepared in every way, once you ready your mind to the possibility of a transition or shift, it could lead to very serendipitous results. Like a surfer who is waiting for the the next wave, whether it be big or small, slow or fast, he is prepared to take it as it comes, to get up on that board and possibly get knocked down. But he will get up again and wait for that next wave to see where it will take him.
Reflection for the week: How can you open yourself up to the opportunities the universe has in store for you and be better able to ride the waves through the ups and downs?
Do you ever wonder about the millions of decisions made within our bodies on a daily basis? We go about our lives – walking, eating and sleeping, without much thought to the processes occurring in this mini-universe within us – while we vigorously engage in the frenetic universe around us. Each one of us should take the time to meditate on the miracle that IS our body and how we keep it active, responsive and gratified.
Reflection for the week: Can you create more space and time to consciously appreciate the inner workings of your body and it’s relationship to the larger universe?
We are on a constantly spinning trajectory. We are so busy running around between work, family and other obligations that we tend to get frazzled and be our lesser selves. Our productivity suffers and our creativity suffers. We need to stop more often, take deeper breaths and center ourselves. From this quiet and focused space we will serve ourselves better and those around us.
Reflection for the week: Have you taken enough time to focus and center yourself amidst the constant hum of daily life?
Have you had an ‘A-Ha!’ moment and felt that your soul’s purpose and your career don’t follow the same path? There is a mystical plan working in your life, and all the details are not yet revealed. Often times we can obscure spiritual aspiration with perceived financial success and distract us from our true purpose in life. To live the most complete and enriched life, we must work towards a mutual inclusivity of career and purpose.
Reflection for the week: Are you on a personal path that will lead to your sacred passion?
We are all strands in the web of life. Each of us are connected by energy that flows through the universe. We each serve our own important function in the perfect working order of the universe. When we are faced with a trying situation, we must look beyond for the positive knowledge that will be gained from overcoming. Remember, there is always sunshine after the rain.
Reflection for the week: Find the benefit in an obstacle this week, what can you learn from overcoming this dilemma?