Saturday, June 24, 2017

Love Your Gifts

Be sure of your gifts and then share them.

When you love something so much and feel that is is what you want to do, it is time to move toward it.

Your gift is something which you are impelled to utilize and to share.

It is something which rises from within and spills out of you in the most appropriate way.

It satisfies you in its expression and reaches those most prepared to benefit from it.

It is always a two-way street.

What you most desire to express is what your clients most desire to receive.

That is why it is a gift.

It is precious, special, meets the need, lifts up the receiver.

It is discovered by grace, not by pushing, although there may be a struggle to focus at first.

Once it becomes clear, each step is pointed out at the right time.

A gift compels you to share it.

It wants to be expressed and you are the messenger.

It comes from within and is a blessing which everyone wants to receive.

As it passes through you, it uplifts and expands your being.

Listen within and receive your gift.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, June 23, 2017

Overturning Depression

Every little bit of individual value you build into your life is permanent.

It raises you a little higher than you were before.

Even if it feels like you are not making progress or your progress is extremely slow, you are building a new permanent foundation. 

This foundation completely counteracts the elements of abuse which have permeated your emotional life.

As you build in more and more of your own individual values and refer to them in your moment to moment practice, you will ultimately replace all the negative imprinting.

At some point, there will be a tipping point and you will refer to your individual values more and more consistently, until it is almost automatic.

Your continuous conscious acts of referencing your individual values will increase your positive  evaluation of yourself until there is a continuous flow.

Your old habits of depression will be overturned.

No matter the cause, its intensity, its duration, you will have rebuilt your mind and your emotions until you can live the life you desire.

You will increase your efficiency until you are living the life which you value without internal opposition and argument.

You will have a natural flow of the life you enjoy.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, June 19, 2017

Simple Ideas

Deep peace provides the moments when we can receive the ideas we need.

While we are involved with our day-to-day activities, we can let our inner mind work on solutions and inspiration.

Then, when we sit down quietly, we can hear the results.

Sometimes, the ideas are so very simple.

They may involve taking only one tiny step.

A simple idea may be a new ingredient for a recipe.

It may be a way to take the next step on a project which has gotten stuck.

It may be a reminder to follow through on a previous connection.

It comes when we are ready to receive it.

It comes because we have asked and have become patient.

It provides room for complete development of the idea.

It gives assurance that the idea will be completed.

Deep peace infuses us with the love to nurture the idea until it is ready to be presented.

It lets us go about our daily business while more is being revealed inwardly.

It lets us be so calm that we can be open to receive the simple ideas.

Then we can enjoy the gentle strength provided by all the ways the idea comes together.

We feel the oneness of the completed idea, and delight as the it emerges, in its simplicity and completeness.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Honesty Within

It is so ingrained in some of us to please others before we please ourselves.

It is important to be honest about what we need and to meet those needs first.

Otherwise, we are giving without adequate resources to share.

We are to give from our own overrunning “cup”.

We are to fill ourselves up with so much happiness that it “runneth over”.

We are to make sure we are secure so that we are in a sure and certain position.

We start with being honest with ourselves and providing for our needs.

Then, with our secure resources, which are enough to meet our needs, we begin helping others to meet their own needs.

Each time we do this, we help lift up the community in an honest and consistent manner.

Everyone is freer to contribute to the community once their needs are provided.

They can help provide their own needs and then share that knowledge.

A secure community which is meeting the needs of all its members has room for more because there is no lack in it.

It can expand its outreach and include more and more people in its wealth.

As the community shares its knowledge and resources more wealth is created.

Some of that wealth is freed up time, with room for study, arts and improvement.

Some of that wealth is increased health, perhaps through community gardens growing organically.

Some of that wealth is increased companionship, so that no one is isolated or alone, or lonely.

Starting with honesty within and providing for our own needs allows us to expand in a generous way to our community.

 © 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Momentary Distraction

I can proceed on my path even with temporary, momentary distraction.

No matter what shape or form or intensity it takes, it does not interfere with my constant and absolute goal.

I can keep moving myself toward it and accomplish what I need and want to accomplish.

This is my right.

I have the right to my own mentality and emotion and body.

All the resources which I need, I deserve and I have them.

They are near at hand.

They are mine to use and to profit and to prosper from.

Old implanted depredations of habit are not mine, and I am making less and less room for them as I fill myself up with new habits and successes.

Each day, I take the next tiny step.

I move in the direction of my own true desires.

I am uplifted and supported in this action.

I am loved, cherished, and adored.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, June 11, 2017

How Important is Balance?

Nature is designed with balance.

A budget works best in balance.

Staying mentally and emotionally balanced creates a good decision-making environment.

Good coordination gives us physical balance.

A life of work and play is in balance.

A balanced diet gives us a full compliment of nutrients.

Being with friends and being alone gives a balance between friendship and reflection.

Eating rightly and sleeping sufficiently keeps the body in balance.

Keeping enough good news coming in helps balance the emotions caused by the bad news.

Success is a balance between understanding challenges and meeting them.

Staying hydrated keeps the body in balance.

Performing interesting work without being overwhelmed by it keeps a balance between a stimulating and comfortable atmosphere.

Living within one’s means creates a stable financial balance.

Having many different kinds of skills provides balance in a community.

There is a balance between businesses and the needs they meet.

A wide range of ages, interests and abilities keeps a community in balance.

There is a balance by having needs met which makes room for creative thinking. 

Periods of activity are balanced by periods of rest.

An environment which respects the needs of everyone creates solutions to serve everyone.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Our Words

Our ideas take shape in images and thoughts and then are translated into words.

We create both good and bad aspects of our world with our words.

Choosing our words to reflect an uplifting attitude contributes to a positive sense of life for all who are impacted by them.

We, especially, feel the force of our own words.

What do we say about ourselves?

Is it repeating the attitude of the people around us?

Are they positive or negative attitudes?

We can also choose our own direction even if we have been told negative things repeatedly.

We can decide to tell ourselves really good things.

We can live in the consciousness of what we are creating with uplifting and positive words about ourselves.

This creates new habits.

A sense of dread or despair drops away.

It is replaced by quiet confidence and happiness.

We are attracted to better surroundings and circumstances.

Our lives improve.

Describing ourselves and the life we wish to live in positive ways moves us toward that life.

There is that much power in our words.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, June 9, 2017

Seeing Things Come Together in a New Way

Sometimes you cannot take the route that others take.

It may look like there is only one way to accomplish something.

But there are more.

Your life experiences may force you to come into your abundance and wealth another way.

Your ability to make your unique contribution will certainly come in a way that reflects your individuality.

Go within where you have discovered your unique peace.

Continue to listen.

You will hear the refinements which will allow you to take the first tiny step.

Listen again and take the next tiny step.

You will discover the resources and connections you need as you go.

There are there.

They cannot be denied.

They exist for you in this utterly unique and individual way.

No one else’s opinion can guide you into your unique wealth and abundance.

Nothing in the world’s consensus has anything to offer you.

Your way is clearly defined through your unique and individual ability to listen within and to trust and follow your own course.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Good Reminder

This evening, in conversation, I was reminded that good things often come from a path we do not choose for ourselves.

As I reflected on it later, I realized that a project I am devoted to came about because of the education and direction I received, although I did not choose it for myself.

Because I love the project so much, and because I could not have done it without the training and experience I received, I have decided to quit whining!

Now I can continue to move forward on the project while exploring my other true interests.

That actually relieves quite a mental and emotional burden.

Having the background to develop the project so readily lets me play with other ideas and learn other skills I have always wanted to.

Also, the amount of concentration required to learn the skills which enabled me to develop my project was applied at the right time.

My new skills do not require that kind concentration, even though they are challenging and many.

I am glad to have my attitude brought back into balance.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Answer

The answer is really close.

I can feel it.

I can think it through.

I can figure it out.

After sorting through the piled up opinions of others, I can discard them all and listen within.

The elements which fit together become obvious.

The tensions and frustrations dissolve and no longer fit in the situation.

The refinements which I practiced come to light.

I have room to breathe.

I have ready access to all my resources.

I have the opportunities and ability to share, both giving and receiving.

Everything in my circle is balanced, business, relationships, body.

I give off an aura of peace.

This is the answer.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, June 3, 2017

You Get Your Own Message

There is a uniqueness to you, which no one else can express.

You are here for a specific and individual purpose.

With all the noise around us, we can hardly hear anything that comes from within.

However, we are driven to listen for it in various ways.

Once we tune into that frequency, we always have it.

While all the distractions are forcing themselves into our lives, other very important things are going on.

Can we be alert to them?

Can we hear the message we are intended to carry?

Be true to your deepest feeling.

This is where you will find your own purpose and from where you will be guided to carry it out.

Look around you, but do not be caught up in what you see.

Do not lose your course.

Listen for the message that is truly your own.

And carry it to those who will most benefit by it.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, May 29, 2017

Making New Patterns

Discovering the “hidden drivers’ in our lives makes it possible to address uncontrollable situations.

As the old emotional stuff comes to the surface and can be seen, it can be dealt with compassionately.

I am grateful for the support to learn many new ways of doing this.

As I see the destruction of the old patterns, I can feel the power of making new ones.

Gaining control of my life in this way lets me move forward without fearing attacks on my new steps.

It begins to give me confidence that my ideas will be respected and safeguarded.

It allows me to learn new skills and ways to communicate.

It removes so much habitual fear from my life.

I can enjoy taking the steps to expand my life.

I can move in directions which are important and meaningful to me.

I can embrace the direction I choose for my own life.

Even though I still weigh when to take time out for others, I now have the choice to devote time to myself as well.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage