I went to the beach the other day and finally I had found the beach that had lots of stones and shells. Many of the beaches here in NC are smooth without many things to find to collect. As I was walking, I looked up and asked for a Hag stone. What is a Hag stone? It is a rock that has been thrown around the ocean in a perfect way that creates a stone with a hole in it. The hole allows you to wear it as natural jewelry or whatever else you can create with it.
I was just walking with my daughter and keeping an eye out for the stone I wanted. Then I said, “I am going to really slow down and find my gift”. Well, guess what? Right when I did slow down, there it was! They are rare and not easy to find. I was so happy! Then a few minutes later I asked for a piece of sea glass. I kept looking, walking and talking. We where getting close to the end of our walk, so again, I said I am going to slow down and be in this moment, finding what I am looking for. Right away there was a piece of glass.
The moral of this adventure for me was, both times I asked for what I wanted, but did not find it until I slowed down, felt my feet on the ground (sand) and expected it to happen…. Watching for my gift.
Everything that we could possibly want is right here. Slow down and be a conscious observer. The gifts are right in front of us!
Here is some fun information about Hag stones. They are good luck, protective and healing.
Do you have a story to share about asking and receiving gifts? I would love to hear it.
Choose the Reading that suits your day. Don't think, just pause when it feels right.
Do you believe you have outgrown certain responses to old triggers, but your feelings prove you differently? How do I reprogram my old responses?
This happens to us all. We think we have done the work.
We think we have let go of the old grouchy, crying, angry, pitiful, jealous, cringy responses that happen when we are triggered.
Something happens and we are crying, yelling, withdrawing, manipulating, whatever that old response we have is.
I have been working for a long time to understand how to put to bed my own old programming and replace it with new healthier responses. I have had some really wonderful results.
It's not that I don't still feel it or have some kind of response. But, I am more aware that it is happening so I can check myself. It's like a loved one that dies, the mourning process takes time to do it properly.
First there is a big reaction, next its not so strong and finally you can be at peace with your feelings, knowing why you feel that way and responding with understand and love.
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Daily talking to myself prior to creating self discipline in my life:
I will do some yoga today (or I WILL GET ON MY MAT)
I'm going to meditate today
I'm going to drink more water today
I'm going to create a way to make money at home today
You get the picture, right?
Most goals I set for the day that had to do with ME and MY development/creativity where passed by due to OTHER things I felt where more important at the moment.
BAM, the day is over.
Every morning, it starts over.
What does this pattern create?
Lack of self worth
You get the picture, right?
Create a DISCIPLINE ROUTINE for your daily life
Examine and change your attitude about priorities
Examine and change your attitude/routine around how you spend your time
Can you delegate? How much TV/internet do you spend time on?
In other words find time wit in your routine by dissecting what you do in your day.
GET A NOTEBOOK AND USE IT, ALL DAY EVERYDAY
For me this is the biggest part, it creates a partner in your self care to always check back with.
Before you get up, write in it.
What you absolutely want to do for yourself that day. Make a box and check it when you do it.
How do I make time, if I feel I do not have any?
Start with 2 minutes. Even if it is in the bathroom at work (I have done this.)
Keep writing, noting, confirming you did it and planning the next sweet moment.
Little by little you will notice a change.
The creation of discipline in doing for yourself is the best gift that you can do for YOU.
I get in bed at night and feel satisfied that I did what I intended.
I wake up in the morning knowing it is possible to full fill my promises and desires to/for myself.
For me, self discipline results in:
Increased self worth
Increased production of work at home
Increased satisfaction with my physical form
I feel more relaxed
Hormones more balanced
Stress does not effect me as much
I have tools to prevent increased stress and have the discipline to use them
You get the picture!
Give any part of this a whirl and you will create a change. Plug in your own wants and desires. Make a list.
If you are one of those people who don't dare to dream big for YOURSELF, its time to start.
Start with me!
With so much love,
How can I be happy?
My old answer was: more abundance of any and everything. (stuff, love, people, food, peace, time, money, ect)
Present day answer: be happy if there was only you with no stuff.
How do I get happy?
Notice how you feel when you wake up in the morning and make quick note about it.
Start talking to yourself about what you are grateful for.
Be grateful for your ceiling if that's all you can think of.
Then make love to those thoughts like you have not made love for 5 years.
Feel that love for what you have until your mood changes. (I promise it will if you love it with abandon)
Then start your day. If your day goes to shit and makes you feel the same, find something else your grateful for and start over again.
Do this everyday and you will notice a change.
Be in command of your mood.
Just to be clear, allow your other emotions to be felt but realize you can find your happiness when YOU decide.
As you get the hang of it, you will get glimpses of extra happy feelings, moments of "I am at Peace."
When that happens.
When your heart is extra light.
Stop what your doing for a couple breaths and feel it.
Roll around in it.
Love it like its the best thing in the world, it's all yours.
You found it!
How do I stay happy?
Remember to PRACTICE everyday.
Side note: I am sharing my journey and what works for me. Take what you want and leave the rest.
I found this great video by Wim Hoff, he seems to have found a nugget of truth about finding and maintaining true health. The part I use about his philosophy is breath work.
Why I have a breathing practice everyday:
Increase PH with in my body to maintain health and repel disease
Increase oxygen within my body
Maintain a discipline
Improve my meditation practice that I do right after
What is special about this practice for me?
It is a powerful practice that leaves you tingling
It is very active
Some clues to make it the best experience possible
Start your breath inhaling through your nose from your belly, move to chest and up to your mind then exhale out of your mouth. When you are done with the breaths and he has you hold your breath on the exhale, pay close attention to how your body feels. I enjoy that feeling very much. My experience is my head hums, my body tingles, as I hold my breath it allows me to be acutely aware of how I feel. I usually yawn alot, which is a good sign I am letting go of stress.
Click link below to give it a try
Wim Hoff Guided Breathing
My Cliff Notes:
or leave a comment below with questions
My name is Christina Laughton. I live in the country in NC. I have made it a long standing practice study ways to achieve health and peace in life through allowing your true self to be seen. I have fostered many unusual abilities such as seeing, hearing and sensing the usually unseen. Then finding the understanding of how to apply this to your life, to bring a balance to your mind, body and spirit. When in alignment with yourself you will always bring healing to all parts of your life.