What Me and Myself Have Learned Recently…

we* are learning how to do less, as taught by I Am**, so we can do more.  it has been an interesting lesson in awareness.  it is much harder to learn things out of context, and this process has helped us learn how to keep “myself” calm, rather than the habitual way of going into a panic in anticipation of not doing something right. Bottom Line: getting yelled at for doing something i thought was right, but is wrong to someone else.

such tremendous pressure has been relieved from learning how to LISTEN, and work WITH my body. Neither one of us competes for complete control anymore, and we are working much more smoothly together as a result.  We appreciate each other, and take better care of ourselves.

that’s all for tonights ramblings. remember to send your love every day to those you care about.  Blessings are one of the most precious, yet inexpensive gifts we can give to each other.

May you always find the Love and Light when  you need it most.

~d♥ve

*”we” is me, (the narrator in my head), and myself (this body i reside in).

**”I Am” is Unity Consciousness, also known as God.

Do you have the Will to make a difference?

“Always leave the earth better than you found it.”

– Rupert Stephens, Pioneering Organic Farmer, father of Arran, Nature’s Path Founder

I believe this bit of advice is vital to our survival on this planet.  Just like pennies that add up to hundreds of dollars, so does each positive action we make.

Confused or overwhelmed about where to start?  This starts at home.  Really look at how you live.  Do you live a sustainable lifestyle?  If not, why?  Look deep inside yourself to find how to live in a sustainable way that works for you.  Where there is a will, there is a way.  When you find the reasons that make sense to you and your well-being, it will be clear.  No, it won’t always be easy, especially in the beginning.  Perseverance will bring rewards you never imagined.  There are no regrets living in a way that helps everyone thrive.

The Choice: surrender vs. accept

Awesome sight in our back yard!

Definitions are from the http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

surrender:

1. To relinquish possession or control of to another because of demand or compulsion.

2. To give up in favor of another.
3. To give up or give back (something that has been granted): surrender a contractual right.
4. To give up or abandon: surrender all hope.
5. To give over or resign (oneself) to something, as to an emotion: surrendered himself to grief.
v.intr.

To give oneself up, as to an enemy.
n.

1. The act or an instance of surrendering.

accept:                                                                                                                                            

1.a. To answer affirmatively: accept an invitation.                                                                        b. To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).

2. To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval: accepted a glass of water; accepted their contract.
3. To admit to a group, organization, or place: accepted me as a new member of the club.
4.

a. To regard as proper, usual, or right: Such customs are widely accepted.
b. To regard as true; believe in: Scientists have accepted the new theory.
c. To understand as having a specific meaning.
5. To endure resignedly or patiently: accept one’s fate.
6. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted): This wood will not accept oil paints.
7. To receive officially: accept the committee’s report.

After reviewing these two words and their definitions, accept is bursting with positive energy! I shall try and remember it more often. I accept accept accept accept accept 🙂

This choice of words has come to me often in the past year.  So I thought it might be helpful to see the published definitions of surrender and accept.  Surrender was what came to me when I needed to stop struggling with physical and emotional limitations I was up against. At the Oregon Country Fair I was introduced to the word accept as a way of dealing with  new challenges.  I really appreciate a positive word to help me embrace the changes that were, and continue to, challenge me. I hope you do as well.

namaste,

dove