You are meant to rise to great heights. Obstacles are in your life, not to destroy you, but to help you to elevate yourself. It is in the depth of despair that you are given the opportunity to meet your highest self.
Every condition in life can be transmuted into glory and made divinely beautiful, no matter what that condition is. If we accept it, bless it, thank God for it or be ‘thankful in all things’, we can transmute even bitter and heart-breaking experiences and conditions of life into spiritual loveliness by this most perfect and exacting law, which is the Law of Alchemy.
FOCUS on what you do today. Make each moment meditation in motion: washing dishes, getting dressed, driving, brushing your teeth, even eating. By employing constant meditation, you will come to see that everything is divine.
I am meditation in motion today.
Bonus: Deepak Chopra gives Lilly Singh a mantra to focus on during meditation.
1 scallion, chopped. (Use the white and green parts)
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
dash of sweet paprika or regular paprika
salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl, toss all ingredients together. Serve right away.
The original recipe calls for lettuce and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. I like it better this way. Feel free to add cooked black beans or pinto beans, cucumbers, jalapeno pepper, red bell pepper, or anything else you like. It’s an easy-to-make recipe. Let me know what you think.
Ms. Mocha Angel is off somewhere in the United States enjoying her birthday. Please enjoy the Corn, Avocado, and Tomato salad recipe that’s live today for Holistic Saturdays.
Thank you all so much for reading my blog, and for the comments you all leave me. I appreciate all of you. An oldie but a goodie will be up on Sunday. A brand new Mocha Angels post will be live on Monday. Enjoy your weekend. (((Hugs))
“In all situations we need self-restraint, honest analysis of what is involved, a willingness to admit when the fault is ours, and an equal willingness to forgive when the fault is elsewhere.
We need not be discouraged when we fall into the error of our old ways, for these disciplines are not easy. We shall look for progress, not for perfection.” — Step 10, pg 91.
— Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions by Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
As a friend of mine once drilled into my head, when a situation is going south, check yourself first. Watch your language. Watch your tone. Practice self-restraint. If you are wrong, admit it promptly. If you are right, then forgive promptly. Anger and resentment are the fastest pathways to addiction.
A friend of mine said the above quote last Sunday. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. February was a most stressful month. In the end, everything worked out, through a mix of hard work, completing all that I had to do, being proactive, and intuition.
I can’t say I was trusting the entire month. It certainly would have been easier had I been.
Is trust the opposite of anxiety? Trust, to me, is the definition of faith. Faith is the evidence of things unseen. You still have to do your part while dealing with a difficult situation, all the while trusting things will work out for the best.
What do you think? Is the opposite of anxiety really trust? Is it faith or love or calm, or something else? All of the above?
Everything that happens in your life is in Divine Order. What exactly does that mean? You may feel like you are bumbling around life, groping your way in the dark while wearing sunglasses, but you are not. When bad things happen, you have been given a golden opportunity to create something new.
For some of you reading this message, you have already created beauty out of chaos. That is what Divine Order means.