By Fran Hafey
As the world keeps spinning and many of us do too,
with our busy schedules and fast lane lives, filled with growing children,
business meetings, paying the bills, pursuing careers and helping
the world, it's very important for us to slow down and become
I'm not saying we must drop what we're doing right now, but we do
need some "sacred" time just for us, now and then. Sacred time is
our time to connect with our Higher Power and our own power too.
We can become more aware by deepening our relationship with
ourselves. Another words, often we need to go within and have a
good talk with our higher selves. Ask some questions and really
find out what it is that keeps us from noticing the world and
feeling the energies around us.
I was raised in a family that didn't feel energies. We went to
church and sat firmly listening to sermons and living our lives
throughout the week. My parents are good people and have given
their share to helping others and continue to do so.
In this, they became aware of the needs around them. What about
being aware of what is truly happening within ourselves and how
we affect others?
By becoming more aware, I am becoming a better listener, a better
friend, a better lover, parent, sibling, teacher, mate, and more,
and I never forget, I am also becoming what I came here in the
first place to do, and be.
I listen to Spirit/God and all my guides and helpers. I take time
to just be, listen and watch. Sometimes we are reminded that we
aren't paying attention, and those reminders aren't always easy
Becoming aware may mean looking past our own wants for a while
and help someone else. In helping others, I feel personally, that
helps us to become much more aware of our senses and our psychic
sense too. We open ourselves up when we help others and in doing
this we may become acutely aware of our own growth and how far we
If you really want to know if you're doing what you should be or
growing and learning...reach out and help someone else and you'll
know. Take time to notice and become more aware of sounds,
beauty, color, temperatures, feelings and all living things. Just
sit... do nothing else, not even think, see what you notice first
and then say thank you to Spirit for the experience.
It can become difficult for us in this day and age to truly hear
our own hearts and guidance when there's so much noise and
negativity all around us. I choose to be where I can be me, but
also allow myself to be aware when others need me too.
Take the time, to learn to be more aware, to let your spirit just
feel what's going on around you and within you and you'll notice
just how far you've traveled on your own Spiritual path and you
will be amazed of the new doorways that will open. Doorways you
never thought possible... filled with miracles and magic.
Weeding Through Your "Friendships"
Some people are complete pack rats (myself included!!). We save everything
- whether we need it or not. Our reasons are simple - we may need it
someday. This can include anything from old cards and letters, to magazines
and recipes, and friends.
Dwelling in the Land of Tranquility
We can live in an environment of turmoil or tranquility, despite what is going on around us. This is a choice we make, often subconsciously.
Life is a Choice!
Obstacles are a part of life. It can happen to anyone, and they happen to everyone. All of us, in no matter what the situation have a choice, but it's realizing you have the choice that empowers you.
5 Ways to Develop Friendships That Really Count
How do you develop friendships that nurture your spirit and enrich your lives?
By following these 5 guidelines you can begin developing friendships that will uplift and inspire you.