The concept of UNCONDITIONAL LO VE seems like such an appealing and beautiful thought. We often hear spiritualists and philosop...
I simply gave you what I longed for. Jason Wilson If there is something important in your life that you are missing , something you did...
Let's face it. Most of us have some degree of codependency (we are mega-affected by the feelings of people around us, and, espe...
And we are put on Earth a little space That we may learn to bear the beams of love. William Blake LOVE is the gift of the Di...
The D ivine U niverse is always sending us beautiful messages and often through the most amazing avenues. This Christmas I rece...
In the midst of the holiday season when so many preparations are being made…Christmas trees bedazzled with shimmering lights,...
You are here to learn from experience and create yourself over and over again. Paradigm Shift In the movie Groundhog Day Bill ...
I simply gave you what I longed for. Jason Wilson If there is something important in your life that you are missing , some...
During the last week I watched one of my favorite movies…yet again. I simply cannot get enough of this compelling drama a...
I'm starting to get comfortable with the little (and sometimes not-so-little) affectionate "disturbances in the force&qu...
Sunday, May 22, 2011
A Cheap Date
We all like to smile at the thought of having a beautiful experience on a shoestring. Some of us even consider the ability to enjoy this one of our finest qualities. Here is one of the best “cheap date” ideas I have ever heard of or experienced – GROUNDING.
I am a newbie at this one but I have just engaged in this adventure and totally love it.
The fascinating thing is I was not consciously trying to do this.
I have been learning about it (and apparently soaking it up through entrainment) but I didn’t purposely go there. Apparently, I have been rewarded for the time and attention I have given to the concept for it just "Happened". And I recognized it later when I felt its effects.
So much in life feels fleeting. We have a joyful experience and totally love the moment but then…it is gone. Of course, we always get more moments with the potential for more wonderfulness but just imagine if we could anchor or ground a moment which feels completely breathtaking.
And we can. By our awareness and invitation.
One of these moments for me was a leisurely stroll last evening (the Italians call it a passeggiata).
I had a great yearning to connect with nature in the country. It had been raining lightly yesterday and the ground was damp with wetness, the grass with dew. The frogs were croaking their spring mating ritual. The earth was perfumed with clouds of lilacs.
The night was magical. I so loved it…and, without even being aware, I grounded it for myself.
Another way of putting this, I think, is to say I moved it into my heart and gave it space there, sharing my residence of love.
Even now that passeggiata holds me in its enchanting spell.
We have so many opportunities to ground our beautiful moments and, when we do, we feel satiated…satisfied….in sync with the grace of the world.
To do this we need to be engaged in the present moment and moving with conscious intention.
This can occur throughout the day…even in the most simple of tasks – in the breaking of bread, in the sipping of wine, and especially in the pleasure of knowing you are loved.
Consider this divine experience of GROUNDING and consciously invest in your treasury of beautiful moments…truly one of the greatest gifts of our human experience.