Sunday, April 23, 2017

Good Friends and Good Progress

After a craft group meeting, it always feels good to visit with other folks.

Being among good friends who are willing to share their knowledge expands the feeling of community.

It is great to carry that feeling home with me.

I am able to get things done more easily after sharing good feelings with my friends.

I have been organizing my yarn and weaving supplies, and now they have taken on a new efficiency.

I can get to all of them on shelves and in boxes.

I have more room to walk through my studio.

It gives me a sense that I am making progress on what is on the looms and on the knitting needles, and also that I can get my future enjoyable projects done as well.

As I clean around the new spaces I am creating, it is easy to feel good.

I love having access to two more sewing machines.

I look forward to the projects I will set up on them.

My better organized space will also make it easy to package my new inspirational graphics and affirmations once I get them from the printer.

I love the feeling that good friends give to making progress.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Up, Not Down

The tendency to get upset over the news or over personal events can be very tempting.

The price amplifies the discontent and hurt.

Instead, taking a stand, just in general, for finding an uplifting thought, can smooth over rough beginnings, and provide a courageous launch for the day.

Courageous launches may have to be employed on a continuing basis throughout the day as large and small issues come up.

The difference between the end of a day where anger and frustration have been indulged and one where solutions have been sought and found is dramatic.

A day filled with building and amplifying anger feels very different from one where solutions have been sought.

Choosing the type of mental activity gives a person a sense of overwhelming distress or of a few new steps in building an enduring foundation.

As I gained the tools for building an enduring foundation for myself, I continued to have opportunities to see the contrasting results of habitual anger.

Gradually, these have been replaced with more and upward foundation building, and my life has changed in amazing and distinctive ways.

Now, when I feel an overwhelming sense of panic  or anger, I know I am not facing a current situation, merely one that is triggering those emotions.

I can take moment to remember my new steps for building an enduring foundation, and alleviate the symptoms somewhat.

As I practice this, I am reconstituting all the myriad fragments of the charred remains of the anger that was directed toward me.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Give Without Need

What do you need?

Do you have happiness in some way?

Can you appreciate the beauty of a sunset?

Can you share some time with a friend?

When you give yourself a moment to take a deep breath, can you feel the calm?

These are symbols of your infinite unlimited gifts from within.

Design, purpose, meaning are all present within you in unlimited ways.

You have so many ways you can give using these resources.

As you develop the idea which you love the most, you draw on these and other resources.

How will they benefit those you want to serve?

How will this fulfill your own talents and expand your ability to express your highest ideals?

These are ways you can give without needing anything.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Giving Inspiration

Sometimes I can give right away, and sometimes it takes a little longer.

I love it when I wake up inspired and I can receive wonderful ideas right away.

Sometimes I need to slowly regain my inspiration through meditation or study.

From a consistent practice of study since I was a child, I know that I will find the daily inspiration, the solutions to whatever the day brings.

I have always responded to what the day brings, but now I am finding I can shape it.

My inspiration brings what I need and enjoy, as soon as I can claim the whole of it.

With my confidence in how spirit shapes my life, I can give direction to it.

I can let it shine on whatever I am looking at.

Then everything and everyone in my life receives a little boost.

I feel good about them and I feel good about myself.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, April 17, 2017

So Full

Overflowing ideas, with an infinite more continuing to flow.

That is how I feel, sending my first printing order to be done.

Ideas that don’t pan out for some reason or another, are OK.

They, too, are part of the flow.

But to stop doing something because one or a dozen ideas didn’t work, is ridiculous.

Do you still have more ideas?

Keep working with them.

They are coming together in different ways.

Your willingness to invest in your ideas, both in time and money, shows your interest and sincerity in manifesting them.

This gives more and more power to your ideas.

When everything needful is done, you will see both the purpose and the presence of your ideas, and so will others.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Little Messages

This morning, I opened a translation of the Bible into modern English called “The Message”, at Psalm:130.

I bought it at a used bookstore, and it had a bookmark there.

The bookmark was a photograph of a young couple, and it was addressed “To: Katherine”.

That is not how I spell my name, but when I began reading the psalm, I knew why I found it there.

The psalm begins “Help, God - the bottom has fallen out of my life!”

It continues a little later, “As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit.”  

And “with God’s arrival comes love.”

I have been dealing with some challenges, and having to find out a completely new way of dealing with them.

This psalm has some very comforting information in it.

The bottom has not fallen out of my life today, far from it, but it has in the past.

I am grateful for the tools of affirmation and the little messages  that come specifically to us right when we need them.

There are, and always will be, challenges, and there always will be ways of dealing with them, directed specifically to you, even if “the bottom has fallen out of your life”.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Dimension I Live In

Although I read the news and participate in all the daily life in my community, I live in an internal dimension.

My internal dimension consists of my thoughts.

They determine how my day goes.

My internal dimension is described as inner peace, listening for guidance, and feeling a comforting Presence.

When the outside threat appears so bad as to reduce me to tears, I know that I can take a few calming breaths to take myself back to a place of sanity.

The principles of authentic living can never be rolled back, not by war or by executive orders, or by any other representation of misdirection and fear.

The dimension I live in is full of delight and wholeness, even while I watch the pitiable actions of the so-called “elite”.

I know that what I have, along with my fellow citizens, is intelligence, humor, and other amazing resources.

I know our true riches, and I know they are built on the timeless principles which promote well-being and community.

So what if we are far down a dying path!

Good.  Let us come to the end of it, and make a new one!

Let this new path include everyone in its beauty and bounty and delight.

The human mind was designed to solve puzzles.

Let’s solve this one.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage