Thursday, January 13, 2011
Clearing the Cobwebs
I've been feeling rather frustrated and annoyed the past couple of days but haven't been able to pinpoint exactly why. I've misplaced my motivation and my direction, just want to sit on the couch with a bowl full of popcorn and watch old movies all day. I've managed to take a couple of walks this week but even those were frustrating thanks to intrusive neighbors and an uncooperative walking companion (yes, Loki, I'm talking about you!). I think I need some alone time, just me, my i-pod and the dark of night. Maybe my mind as well as my body need the cobwebs dusted out.
Today's Daily Om made for interesting reading, something to ponder while I hit the pavement tonight..
January 13, 2011
Allowing Our Light To Shine
When we don’t feel ourselves shining, we can tune inward to find the block that prevents us from shining our light.
There are times when we may not feel at our best and brightest. At those times we can take a look at what we might do to let our inner light shine to the fullest. Because we are physical, mental and spiritual beings, we need to determine where our spiritual light is being filtered or blocked. We can work from the outside inward, knowing that we are the only ones with the power to dim our lights, and as we clear away the layers we can get out of our own way to feel the warmth of our own light shining again.
As vehicles for our mind and spirit, our bodies require proper maintenance. Caring for ourselves is like polishing--helping to clear away the accumulation of physical debris that keeps us from operating at our fullest capacity. A simple shift in our thoughts can positively affect our mental state, moving from complaints to gratitude and applying the powerful light of love to any shadowy thoughts. A change of scenery can allow us to see the world in new ways too.
Once we are free of our restrictions, we can become still and connect to the power at the center of our being. It is always there for us, but when we forget to connect, or siphon our power in too many directions, we cannot make the most of our energy. Starting from the inside out may direct us to take the right steps for our journeys back to the light, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the stillness if our bodies and minds are in the way. As we practice steps to keep our energy flowing freely and without obstruction, we shine our light brightly, illuminating our own paths and making the world around us glow as well.