Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Most Valuable Player

I am the most valuable player in my own life.

I just love me in my most peaceful and powerful state.

When I prioritize to let the ideas flow, I am a gracious and harmonious host.

No strains or stresses develop within me.

I am not in conflict with myself or my work.

I continually express who I am.

This interferes with no other activity.

It is all part of the flow.

Everything fits together when I play out my value continuously.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, July 28, 2013

When I Am Quiet Enough

Written July 18, 2013

When I am quiet enough, I move in peace.

I do my meditation.

I write in my journal.

When I am fully at peace, then I can move in peace.

I move without stress, without rushing, without pressure.

I am where I need to be, when I need to be.

I am always at home in my peace and my calm.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

A Message of Revelation

Written July 19, 2013

A message of revelation to us, to each of us.

We receive it in many ways, suited to each one of us.

A message to uplift, to bless.

A message to make us aware, to make us whole.

We are not alone, although individual.

We are surrounded, comforted, protected, uplifted by a deeper and higher sense.

We receive it as soon as we tune in.

Something compels us to stop, to take a second look.

Everywhere there is revelation.

Everywhere we are blessing and being blessed.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, July 22, 2013

Certain Activities Define Me

It has taken a long time for these to surface.

I had been so used to doing what I was told and dealing with the circumstances, problems and rewards of those things.

I never found out what it was like to do the things that I love or even like.

Now that I have discovered my joys and I do them all the time, I don’t have problems.

I still have to figure things out and listen for forward moving steps.

But I don’t have to talk myself into doing the work and bail myself out of life problems.

It is incredibly important to be in alignment with who you truly are.

Although you may make a contribution by “blooming where you are planted,” you deserve to feel fulfilled and whole simply as yourself.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Limitless Horizons

Running along on my little wheel of past events, I used all my tricks and techniques to calm myself down and get back on my new track.

I cooked, I knitted, crocheted, embroidered, read some spiritual literature.

I finally decided to resort to reading fiction.

On the way to get my book, I realized I had not worked on my spiritual blogs.

As I sat down with my book, I found my gaze lifting up, above the treeline on our hills.

There is limitless vision there.

The sky just goes on and on and on.

I, too, have limitless horizons.

I am certainly not bound by any events or practices of the past, no matter how brutally imprinted.

I can choose what and how I think about things.

Here I am once again, choosing my new direction.

I am reflecting back on watching a heron in the creek, standing still, and then striking out for a fish in the water.

The heron stood so still, moving only occasionally, so slowly that nothing was disturbed, even the fish.

I, too, can observe quietly and move slowly.

When it is time, I can take desired or necessary action.

There is no race on.

I am taking my life step by step.

I am grateful for the progress.

I am grateful for the unlimited horizons even from where I am now.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Layers of Leaves

Seeing into the depts of a forest setting, there are so many layers of leaves.  

In a very short space, there are several varieties of trees, shrubs, berries, and flowering plants.

This reminds me of the many layers of opportunities we have.

One thing leads to another.

By directing our thought to the good and positive aspects of us, we are led to those layers of opportunities.

If we allow our thoughts to be dragged into negative directions, those layers will continue to pile up around us.

It has been quite a journey for me to learn how to direct my thought into positive aspects.

Even though I had early preparatory training, it did not allow for the deep negative and traumatic experiences of my early upbringing.

Once I became aware of these and the blockage they were causing in my work and personal life, I began looking for solutions.

The solutions came and continue to come.

A new practice has emerged which allows me to deal with the layers upon layers.

A much calmer and happier life has become possible and is mine.

When something troubling erupts, I now have many ways of dealing with it.

Most of all, I know that the negative situation is a layer and I can remove it or I can transform it.

I can move myself into a mental and spiritual area where more sunlight steams through the leaves.

Or I can learn some more about other behavioral layers which are complimentary to one another.

I am not a victim.  I can choose how to handle the information that is coming to me, even in distress.

It is just one of many layers of information I am receiving, and I can choose what to do with it.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Cool Breeze

A cool breeze is so refreshing when you are out camping or working outside.

It is comforting because it cuts through the otherwise hot temperatures.

Looking at the layers of green in the woods across the meadow feels so refreshing.

Sometimes, during hot August in the city, I would deliberately drive past a house with a lush natural landscape.

I just needed to see green.

It was all “planted by the birds” the owner told me.

As I am transforming my lawn into a lush paradise, some of it is also “planted by the birds”.

The refreshment provided by Nature cannot be underestimated.

Sometimes when I am creating a design, I get that same sense of relief and refreshment as I place objects on a background.

Life is not cut and dried.

It is not predictable.

It is art when we give it room to be.

Art, music, design, dance are the cool breezes to our soul.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Today I discovered the power of definition.

I was feeling insecure and unhappy, so I took a new approach.

I defined my self as “security” and I defined myself as “happiness”.

What a difference a turn of language makes.

Instead of worrying about being secure or happy, I became “security”;  I became “happiness”.

Looking at it from the inside, that is holding security and happiness within, I could then share them with myself.

As I became aware of just how deeply they reside within me, I realized I could not become secure and happy is these states were already within me.

Once again, I had to release them in order to feel them.

What  a great new approach.

As a being of security and happiness, it is my business to express them.

That is why I am here.

It is how I live.

I live to express security and happiness, along with many other fine qualities.

They are all within me.

That is my definition of my life.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Writing To Give

I have been working on several of my pre-school Themes which include a Chant, a Fingerplay and a Song.

The most recent one has been a Spiritual Treasure Theme on “Giving”  (www.MusicandBooksforChildren.com).

I realize that by writing the Themes, I have been cultivating a way to give in many other writings.

As I look for ideas and inspiration for these little children, I am opening myself up to the Universe for ideas.

The Universe pours ideas out about everything.

When I am receiving something useful and good for one thing, I am designating the quality of what I am receptive to.

I notice that when I check out the news after receiving wonderful ideas for my pre-schoolers, my mood changes and I become anxious and upset.

When I think about the world and I am in the receptive mode for uplifting pre-school ideas, the Universe brings me uplifting ideas for myself as an adult.

I have decided I would rather share the uplifting ideas that come to me as an adult, rather than the kind of “news abuse” we are experiencing now, compared to the responsible journalism of the past.

I find I am also very grateful to “Common Dreams” and “Democracy Now” and I am willing to give to them as well.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Not Torn

If I have to rush, or I am torn between one thing or another, I do not have to participate.

In fact, since it is my choice to be engaged in my current activity, it is a given that I do not have to go anywhere or change what I am currently doing.

Anything done in tension and conflict is incorrect.

I cannot be torn between two things since I am always in harmony with my current and right activity and right livelihood.

I am loved, cherished and adored right where I am and as who I am.

That naturally places me in the best place to share my gifts and gives me the most appropriate time frame in which to share them.

When that needs to change on a small or large scale, it is done with poise and anticipation and gladness and certainty.

I move into that new place with full commitment and contentment.

I know that it will enable me to serve on an expanded scale and I look forward to it.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, July 1, 2013

A Legacy

On the first day that we met, I knew that you were wonderful.

I knew that you had been raised in love, with wonderful loving parents.

I knew that out of that love had grown your appreciation of your talents.

And out of your appreciation of your talents had grown recognition.

I knew that you, you, had something to give that would change the world.

And that you knew it, too.

I knew that you had been prepared, over a long and rocky path.

I knew that you had learned long and hard to return hate with love.

I knew that you had responded to the ideas that came to you and you had expressed them.

Indeed, the world has seen your spectacular and beautiful works.

But best of all, the world has been inspired to act, each in its own individual and expressive way.

We find we are all more concerned with being kind and compassionate and uplifting one another.

We each want to do everything we possibly can to help everyone else live a better and happier life.

Ad we find it is catching on.

Every time a person is uplifted, they want to help uplift someone else.

So, you see, your work is spreading.

It has become the way we live nowadays.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Being Safe

Being safe means eliminating the fears from the past.

I realize that I am only just now able to deal with the deep imprinting of fear which I received in early childhood.

As an adult, I am only just now (over several years) receiving and utilizing the tools to treat, resolve and eliminate the source of the many following years of fear and its results.

I know this through the results I have been experiencing for so many years, and I am not just correcting the immediate problems any more. I am tracing it all the way back to its origins and eliminating it there.

Once again, I am so very grateful for the inspiration of so many authors and the wonderful tools they continue to provide for me.

My new baseline is very different from the one I grew up with.

I am supposed to be free from fear, not just come up with clever ways to avoid being hurt.

I am supposed to be supported by my community, recognized and appreciated.

Life is designed to provide challenges which can be overcome, not just adapted to.

The enriching experiences of overcoming the challenges make one stronger and more compassionate.

I am starting by being more compassionate toward myself.

I am respecting the earlier strengths and innovations I combined to take care of myself.

I am also recognizing my patterns which created continuing fearful circumstances.

Now I am implementing the tools to create new, invigorating experiences which attract loving, kind, fun, happy and supportive people around me.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage