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post #141 of 927
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Originally Posted by KoalaMama View Post
Love the comments on procrastination! I have some to say on that as well, but will have to come back to it in a moment.

I can't believe there were about 70 new posts while I was out this morning!!!
Can I be pardoned if I find that hilarious... I will have to come back to procrastination later. :
post #142 of 927
for Tara.

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I was struck by a long quote of Abraham-Hicks on procrastination in the 30 day plan pdf somebody posted about. They say that procrastination is not at all a bad thing, it indicates that the timing is not yet right. And that there is no need to act unless it is inspired action--if it doesn't feel good, don't do it. Don't worry about the how--the universe will take care of that and that may include moving you to action.
I think this is true if you are in alignment, but if you are not connected it could be a stance that keeps you in a place of disconnect. So I guess the truth is somewhere in the middle for me.

I find myself procrastinating about things regularly, and I don't particularly enjoy it. (As in, it feels like it is coming from a negative place.) I have wondered about why I do that, and I think the answer is in the payoff. When I hold off on doing something, there is a level of stress that builds up (deadline approaching! deadline passing!). Then when I finally complete the task, the distance from the stress to the relief is a greater lift than it would have been if there were no great dips toward stress in the first place. Make sense?

So... now to determine if I should just let go and enjoy the rollar coaster of procrastinating, or release that little nugget of behaviour and adopt something more joyful.
post #143 of 927
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Originally Posted by Amris View Post
Can I be pardoned if I find that hilarious... I will have to come back to procrastination later. :
OMG! That's tooooooo funny!!!!! I wish I could say I intended that little piece of gold.
post #144 of 927
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Originally Posted by Taradactyl3 View Post
Still need those good vibes this way guys. I haven't been able to keep up with the thread since life has been "coming at me". DS has now caught my virus. He seems to be getting over it quicker than I did. We have a few other issues going on that I won't get into, and I'm sure I'll get them all sorted out, but I just wanted to pop on and say hi.

T
I didn't get to send you hugs over the weekend, so you get extras today

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Originally Posted by Amris View Post
I have also manifested a dis-ease in my body temple ( Michael Beckwith), so I'm struggling with concentrating, between bathroom trips.
hope you're feeling better soon, Amris!

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Originally Posted by catgirl View Post
I carried on clearing that bureau (the one where my scarf drawer offered up $66.75), and I found $5 on the top underneath some mail. Then I got to the bags of receipts that I'd stuffed there when my pocketbook got too stuffed...I mean the ones from about 2005, and the other bag from about 2003...and I found a money order from American Express (which I have no recollection of them ever sending me) for


$250!!!

I mean....it's really starting!! I know technically it was there already, apparently, but I wasn't open to it, apparently. And now I am! I know it's just the beginning!
That's great!

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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
Hey, I see a coincidence?!?!, when you are away from this thread and us, your vibe goes down. Perhaps, you need to hang out with us more. ::
This is definitely true for me. I've been away from you all for too long, and it's taking a toll!

I was only able to read the first 3 pages, and then this one, but I hope to be able to hang here for a while after work and get a better idea of what everyone's working through...

When I first watched The Secret, and even through about a week ago, I was really flying high. It effected major areas of my life, but especially being able to access a deep sense of gratitude, and my relationship to ttc. I felt joyful so much of the time, and really felt empowered. I know I'm writing in the past tense, here, and it's not that it's all gone, but it seems harder to access. I stopped taking a very low-dose antidepressant about 3 weeks ago, and now I'm wondering if I should take it again. If that made it easier for me to access the FEELING of gratitude, and joy, then maybe that's something I should just GIVE myself, you know?

I haven't noticed anyone else talking about depression, but I would love your thoughts. I want my joy, and I want to feel gratitude again, and consistently.
post #145 of 927
Anybody interested?
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=628720
ETA: As soon as I finish resolving another "issue" (this time an email issue) I gotta run!

Damned Mercury. When that retrograde over?
post #146 of 927
Celeste, have you seen this thread about natural remedies for depression? http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=195601 It is posted in the PPD forum, because hormonal imbalances are significantly affected by our nutritional status.

And consider this information too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...es#post5178215




Pat
post #147 of 927
There is no victim and nothing to defend. Happiness is a choice!


Pat
post #148 of 927
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Originally Posted by *Devon* View Post

Taradactyl: I am so happy that your whole family is back on their feet and feeling well, and you are back to a state of buzz buzz buzz!!

Did it work? LOL Seriously, just keep going up one level at a time, and take care of yourself!!
You're the best!!! It's working right now as we speak.
T
post #149 of 927
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Originally Posted by Annikate View Post
Damned Mercury. When that retrograde over?
man, this morning, first my computer (and then all the computers in our office) had a major glitch, and then my phone quit working. it's almost funny (except when it's not! ) :

Pat, thanks for the info - I will definitely look into it all!

ps: could someone re-post the link for the Ask and You Shall Receive pdf? I found it last night but didn't bookmark it... TIA!
post #150 of 927
I'm going to (happily, not upset!) drop out of the conversation I brought up. I'm feeling like maybe I'm not making myself clear and most of what others are saying is just not resonating with me becuase I really don't think that's what I'm talking about, but I don't know what else to say. And also, ironically, because of this conversation I've been focusing on my dad and BIL a whole hekkuva lot more than I've *ever* done IRL I didn't mean to make it sound like I am spending every day contemplating their lives because I'm definitely not. Well, *now* I am apparently : So I think I want to get back to more positive (for me) discussions

I am not touching that new thread with a ten foot pole, To those of you who can join in that sort of thing and *not* end up losing your buzzes May the Force Be With You I'm staying in my safe little haven here

Taradactyl

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$250!!!
Good for you!

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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
But, I like this question too. It helped me to realize that on many things I just SIGH and think 'ok, what am I going to do with this?'. And that item certainly isn't bringing joy or smiles. I love these tools of purging, or rather, attracting joy into our home!
Let me go on a tangent for a minute but Flylady gets even deeper than that (there are some things I don't care for with her advice but often she's spot on). She says it's not about monetary value or value in other people's eyes, it's about YOU. If you have a very expensive item that makes you feel guilty or stresses you out in some way then it doesn't matter how much money it's worth or how much other people appreciate. It's not making you smile so let it go! (though, ok, we could talk about whether the item "makes" you smile or you "choose" to be happy about it I guess But I choose to let go of things that I have to put effort into being happy about ) ). Hmmmmm, in some ways she's got The Secret doesn't she?

Can I just say every time I walk in the front room and my eye catches the painting I end up smiling?

celesterra we did chat about depression but it was back on the February month thread a few weeks ago when I joined in. If you are feeling like you need something you probably do. It's not necessary for everyone of course but we're all different. For me, getting the book The Mood Cure after reading about it on MDC was definitely inspired action. Maybe for you it's the anti-depressent. Or maybe you'll be inspired to do something else. But the thing is, I believe that if you feel you need something to help (whatever that is), you need it. Not just from a LOA point of view (though I think it fits into that too!) but also from a "you know yourself best" point of view.
post #151 of 927
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
: Yep. This is exactly how I felt at 16, when I met my husband to be, (and 25 years married on New Year's Eve!).

Pat
I felt this, too
The first time I saw him I loved him, as corny as that sounds. He will admit only to thinking I was hot
post #152 of 927
Thank you Universe/God for this thread, this website, these mommas, this sharing...etc. Love to all of you!
post #153 of 927
Just to clarify, when I said "need something" I mean something to help, not saying that every depressed person needs medicine. My cure was supplements, some people need medication, some can do it through nutrition or exercise or whatever.
post #154 of 927
OK, those two links brought up a lot of issues I have. I totally believe that we choose how to react to our lives. We choose what lessons to learn and what experiences to hold onto. I just am not fully there with the belief that I have created everything that has ever happened to me. I believe I am and have always been a good person. I've made mistakes, but I am genuinley a good person. So why did I have an abusive father as a child? I stopped using condoms june 2006 and knew I would be preg in a few months. The fact that I planned for it down to unpacking maternity clothes and calling my MW shows that I harbored no doubt that it would happen quickly. So it didn't happen in those first few months and I for the life of me have no idea why not. Also physical pain and illness...people diagnosed with lung cancer who never smoked and took super care of themselves. I just think some of life is out of our control and in God's hands.

I guess I'm "coming out of the closet" here so to speak. I do believe that life is wonderful and gets only better when you live it from a place of joy and gratitude and when you look for the good to come out of every circumstance..but..I do not feel that I have manifested everything in my life.

This has been bugging me for a while as I feel like I haven't been fully honest here. I love this group and learn so much here but I guess after reading those links I felt the need to clarify my own beliefs.

Thanks for listening, I hope you guys can still allow me to join in here.
T
post #155 of 927
OMG, I haven't been here in 5 days and there's this whole new thread with a gazillion posts!!! :

Hey if any of you mamas are in the Bay Area, or know a mama or mama-to-be that is, you may have just manifested FREE professional photos from my best friend. See my post here:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=628817

Seriously, she's one of the best photographers I've ever seen and she's finally making her dream of being a portrait photographer come true! I'm SO proud of her!
post #156 of 927
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Just curious . . . was it a *maybe* right off the bat, or did you *know*?
Neither? I wasn't really thinking about life partnering one way or the other. I just fell in love with him. There were a lot of practical complications though, which were distracting... we met while traveling in India, lived in different countries, etc etc etc. He did start proposing to me early on, though.
post #157 of 927
Marriage - huh. I fell in love with my dh really, really fast. Actually, when we met, I turned him down for a date because I felt that it would be serious if we dated and I didn't want anything serious at the time. I had just been dumped (3 months earlier) rather nastily by a guy I'd dated and lived with for two years and I was feeling raw. But I couldn't resist and a week and a half after we met (just days after I turned him down for a date) I ended up on a date with future dh. I swear, I was in love with him by the end of that date He says he was too but both of us waited at least a week before telling each other We were married less than a year after we met and this May will be 10 years And I still adore him and am happily in love This relationship is definitely different from all the ones before it. The ones that showed me what I didn't want

But then, I've also known people who dated for a long time and took their time and ended up happily in love so I don't know. This is just how it worked for *me*.
post #158 of 927
No, sorry, Tara, you have to leave now that I know you don't believe exactly as I do. :

that's just silly. While I personally believe that it's your faith in "random acts of God" that create random acts of God, it doesn't bother me that you believe in them. It doesn't make you "not part of the club," or make you less of a valued member of the community.

We are all at different places, and we may never end up at the same place. And that's more than okay, that's great. That's how it should be.

However, you'll have to understand that, personally, I have some irritation with being told that all the horrible things that happened to me as a child are meaningless, pointless, and that I'm nothing but a helpless victim as a result.

If those things are all meaningless and random, or if I'm forever at the mercy of evil people, shoot me now and get it over with. I'm not living a life like that. I'm not living a life where my agony was meaningless. Not happening.

And if it's random, or if it's all at the whim of some other person, then it's meaningless. And like I said, shoot me now and get it over with. Put me out of my misery.

So, for me, I gladly accept the belief that there was meaning in my suffering. That my soul chose it for a higher purpose and a higher meaning.

Because for ME, to do anything else makes me a worthless human being. And that, I reject. It doesn't contain any sense of truth for me whatsoever.

So while I respect your right to believe in random evil and random acts of a hateful god that all contain no point, no purpose, and no meaning, I hope you can respect the fact that I will always, and forever, reject the very idea with the very fabric of my being.

This doesn't mean, IMO, that we don't have a great deal to share with each other, though.

I'll take what I want and leave the rest. I invite you freely, to do the same.
post #159 of 927
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Originally Posted by Taradactyl3 View Post
I guess I'm "coming out of the closet" here so to speak. I do believe that life is wonderful and gets only better when you live it from a place of joy and gratitude and when you look for the good to come out of every circumstance..but..I do not feel that I have manifested everything in my life.

This has been bugging me for a while as I feel like I haven't been fully honest here. I love this group and learn so much here but I guess after reading those links I felt the need to clarify my own beliefs.

Thanks for listening, I hope you guys can still allow me to join in here.
T

Oh, well, if you have to leave I do too Probably a few others since not many of us are Masters at this I don't know. I'm not thinking about it too much right now. I think maybe I'm just not ready to pick it apart too much. Right now I'm happy and seeing how well this works in my life and am thrilled with the results and I don't want to ruin that. I don't see a need (yet?) to try and delve into too many problems right now.
post #160 of 927
Amris, wow, thanks for saying all that
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