Alexa's Blog – February 2010 Archive (22)

The Joy of Living in the Moment - where the ordinary is extraordinary

It seems the older I get the more I appreciate the extraordinary in the ordinary. Not that I didn't appreciate it before. But there is something deeper and simpler happening with my day-to-day joys. I think it is also in accordance with the earth changes and shifts, and returning to all things simpler and appreciated.…


Added by Alexa on February 28, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

12 Inspiring Quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddhist monk with hands folded

Photo: Jupiterimages/Thinkstock
The man Martin Luther King Jr. called "an apostle of peace and nonviolence" has been a teacher, writer and vocal opponent of war. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh shares a few words of wisdom.…


Added by Alexa on February 28, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

A Week in the Comfort Zone

Well we had snow again this weekend. Though it wasn't quite as bad as today's photo, I did see the local deer family on my little walk yesterday evening. So beautiful.

I did also manage to catch a little throat infection... so I am making this week an official "Comfort Week" and here are some practices to set my week in motion.…


Added by Alexa on February 22, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Embracing my Shadow

In my journey of accepting and embracing my whole self, I was thrilled to come across this passage today from deepak. Yes, I am a sinner and a saint. Yes, I have my shadow and my light. Yes. Yes. and Yes.

From Deepak today -

The mind is made up of opposing energies that spark and create the fire of life. Inside us is both the divine and the diabolical, the sinner and the saint, the sacred and the profane. Inside us is forbidden lust… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 21, 2010 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

The Word

“We are surrounded by the Word of God. It permeates us like the air we breathe. It challenges us to walk with discerning hearts in the company of God.”

— from The Song of the Seed:
The Monastic Way of Tending the Soul
by Macrina Wiederkehr

Added by Alexa on February 18, 2010 at 1:35am — No Comments

The Comfort of an Unmade Bed

Comfort Food for the Soul: The Unmade Bed

On Saturday I made the bed up fresh. New sheets. Fresh from the dryer and sooo wonderful. In fact, all of the bedding was fresh and delightful.

By Sunday it was cloudy and gray. Waking up in those fresh sheets on a cloudy day felt irresistable.

I sometimes make it a practice not to make the bed. If for no other reason than to break my habit…


Added by Alexa on February 18, 2010 at 1:00am — 7 Comments

A Meditation on Rain

I can't remember the last time it rained because it is still winter here in Colorado. But this article came today from DailyOm and it reminded me of the peacefulness of a rainy spring day.

I've decided to use it as a meditation this morning - to visualize the wonderful and cleansing properties of the rain.

You can take 15-30 mins today to visualize rain pouring in and around you, through every cell of your body, as a cleansing ritual…


Added by Alexa on February 17, 2010 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

It's All Perspective

A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne

Creator of The Secret

From The Secret Daily Teachings

Good is…


Added by Alexa on February 15, 2010 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Every year on Feb. 14 we take one day out of our busy schedules to celebrate the love in our lives. As pet owners know, love can come from our pets as well as our sweeties!

So let's take a moment to appreciate that warm, fuzzy feeling that animals bring into our lives, to celebrate that unconditional, loyal, wonderful love that only an adoring pet can…


Added by Alexa on February 14, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

2010 Forecast: Year of the Tiger

2010 Forecast: Year of the Tiger

Welcome to the year of the Tiger!
For nearly 20 years I've given yearly forecasts based on the ancient Tao system of the Five Elements energetic phases, which predicts the…

Added by Alexa on February 13, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Dolphins & Spiritual Joy

Spiritual joy is a subtle excitement.

Compared to the excitements of the day-to-day, outer world, some people would liken spiritual joy to an inner peace.

According to physics, there are two types of excitement. One type increases activity, such as increasing the volume of a sound. The other type - the one we are referring to here - raises the frequency.

Spiritual excitement is the experience of a higher frequency of consciousness than… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 11, 2010 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Today's JFF (Just for Fun)

LOA for Today

Added by Alexa on February 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fun Facts about Valentine's Day - The Story of St. Valentine

I have to admit, I am a little excited over the theme of finding love this year, because I recently (though unwitthingly) played cupid for 2 dear people in my life.

I recently introduced one of my best friends, an acupunturist looking to make a healing video, to an old collegue of mine, a video/filmmaker with whom I had worked many times. Well not only did they hit if off regarding her project... they are now dating!



Added by Alexa on February 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Metta: The Practice of Loving Kindness

I learned Metta in the fall of 2004 and this pracitce changed my life.

Metta is a practice of sending Loving Kindness first to yourself, then to another, then to ever-widening families or groups of people, and animals too.

It will include sending loving kindness to those who have hurt you. And when difficult or painful feelings come up in your practice, it is important to return to having loving kindness for… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 9, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

A Frog with a Rainbow Connection

"How can a song, performed for a kid’s movie, be so deep that even upon looking at the lyrics, you struggle to comprehend its meaning?"

There is a song written for children and sung by a frog that is so magical and haunting it still stirs my soul today beyond description. The song is "Rainbow Connection" and it was originally… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Law of Attraction or Law of Awakening?

The cosmic formula of creation is gloriously simple:

Attention + Intention = Manifestation

Nothing in the universe evades this law. The reality you perceive is entirely a function of the only two forces at your command: your attention and your intention. Bring conscious awareness… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 8, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Clearing Your Mind

Clearing Your Mind

Allowing Spirit in

Set aside time each day to unclutter and settle your mind. Whether through yoga, dance, walking or journaling.

After a full day out in the world, stories, words, images, and songs from any number of sources continue to play in our heads hours after we encounter them. Even as we lie in bed, in the quiet dark, our minds continue noisily processing all the input…


Added by Alexa on February 6, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Finding and Dancing with Our Soul Tribe

We all have a soul family as well as our family of birth or origin on Earth. Our Soul Family, or Tribe, consists of those souls who we travel with through numerous lifetimes and who hail from our cosmic "home base." In the here and now, they accept and embrace us just as we are.…


Added by Alexa on February 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Practicing Nonattachment

It's amazing that this article came across my desk today. As I continue to work with the principal (and birthright) of my own autonomy, I am reminded that healthy parents raise children to become healthy adults - free and whole in and of themselves, despite the difficulty of letting them go at the appropriate…


Added by Alexa on February 4, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

2 "Secret" Words to Transform Your Life

From The Secret Daily Teachings

There are two words that, when spoken, have the most unfathomable power to completely change your life. Two words that, when they pass your lips, will be the cause of bringing absolute joy and happiness to you. Two words that will create miracles in your life, wipe out negativity, and bring you abundance in all things. Two words that, when uttered and sincerely felt, will summon all the forces in the… Continue

Added by Alexa on February 2, 2010 at 1:03pm — 3 Comments

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