Last week I was seeking to connect to my life with greater intention. I also wanted to clean up the food I put in my body. After a little research I decided to focus on a three-day juice cleanse. A local market offered organic fresh pressed juice cleanses. It looked pretty easy. The bottles were labeled. The directions were included. All I had to do is drink the jewel colored juices.
I have eaten a plant based diet most of my life. With this being said, pretzels and tortilla chips are part of my diet. There is room for improvement.
I was excited to start! The idea of bright fruits and vegetables infusing my body with different colors from the sun, made me smile. Soon I would be loving my body and mind with beautiful hues of light. The juice reminded me of miracles held in bottles. This is the type of medicine I believe in.
The supply of juice was more than enough. Day one was easy. My intention was drink the juice and lots of water. Don’t eat food. That evening my husband and I were on the way to pick up our son from swim practice. At a stop sign, a homeless man held a sign up. In black ink on cardboard, HUNGRY was written. This sign, caused me to pause. I was purposely not eating food.
I was holding warm food, that I had prepared for our son to eat after practice. Here was a person next to me asking for any food he could have. I felt uncomfortable with this awareness.
I see homeless people every-day. The sign just added a little more awareness to our local and global issue. My thoughts stayed in that moment for a while.
Day two, I felt clear headed and energized. I was happy with my juicy lifestyle. My intention for the day was increase my fluids, keep drinking the juice and don’t eat food. I was keeping my intentions really easy to flow with. Ease, is a key part of living an intentional life style. Make your intentions fun, and reachable. Celebrate your successes. This keeps you moving in the direction of a life that offers unlimited awareness.
Later in the day, I pulled up to a stop light. There was a young man with bright blue eyes. He was eating someone’s left overs. His sign, was on the ground. I put my window down and asked if he wanted a Cliff Bar. Graciously he received another snack. When he stood, I could see how underweight he was. I watched him as he joyfully shared his meal with an older homeless man.
There are many ideas of how the homeless population should be cared for. I send prayers. I sometimes have food to offer. I’m not sure what the answer is. Perhaps some of the homeless have the intention that a stranger will share kindness with them. Maybe we unknowingly help them with their intentions.
The morning of day three came and went. My intentions stayed the same. I gave myself time to rest. I looked at this cleanse as an opportunity to slow down, let the nutrients and rest go where they are needed in my life and body.
On the evening of day three, I hopped on a plane to Seattle. The next morning, we moved our daughter into her dorm. We found prayer flags, crystals, twinkling lights and an essential oil diffuser for her room. We also purchased books, pens and paper. I encouraged her to write down her intentions for her first day and the first year of college.
Sometime in the past week, I noticed my son had his intentions written down on paper. He has posted then on his closet door. I also noticed my other daughter has her intention for the year posted on her wall. My heart was happy.
As important as it is to have intentions for long term; it is just as important to have intentions for short term. Every day can be lived with intention. We should be clear about what we are inviting in our lives. Intentions can be as simple as; I am going to enjoy good company today. With focus, our thoughts light up with magic and promise.
The juice cleanse was a success. I found myself connecting to, or being more aware of many things in my day to day life. It also reminded me of the importance of respecting others’ personal intentions. Our world is made up of energy and intentions flowing all around us... We each beautifully orchestrate what we personally need. We may dip in and out of each- other’s lives. Each time sharing a gift or a smile. That is enough. I know each person deserves the freedom and space to allow their intentions to grow.
Allowing yourself the gift to explore the world with-in you and around you, will create a moment that holds the wisdom, love and breath of oneness. Don’t be shy with your greetings, when you discover your power to open the door to Eternity. You have discovered long ago the ability to shift from one to another, from one life to another. You have the power to place your awareness in now.
Shifting energy. Hear us call you... Feel us take you to a place of love, nurturing and peace. Rest here. We help you discover your true nature; your impeccable beauty. None has ever shined so brilliantly. As we heal your bruises, and change your clothing, you are wrapped in love... Feel our absolute joy that you have discovered your place in the stars. As you gaze into the eyes of all you love... you heal. You forgive. You recognize the connection of one.
The joy is bubbling over... This energy can-not be contained. You see with new eyes what needs to be done. You are ready to begin again. This time with new awareness. You are ready to help others. And so the story of eternity continues... We are so close to a peaceful awareness... Feel our love. Hear our stories. In gratitude we prepare you and ourselves for this journey where we are eternally intertwined in the Divine.
Together we bring ourselves into a place of awareness, love and peace.
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What would our world look like if we held signs asking for kindness and compassion?
Maybe we have in fact, created a world that is waiting for us to read the signs. My intention for today is to see a world thru compassionate eyes.
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With love and compassion:
I struggled in high school and dropped out at age 15. At the same time. I moved out of the home I was raised in. There was no direction in my life. My inner compass was being ignored. My outer world was filled with confusion and scarcity.
This brought me many opportunities to make horrible decisions. It also brought me the opportunity to experience Unconditional Love for the first time ever.
At age 18, all my options appeared to be exhausted. I had experience as a waitress. I was uneducated. I had no money; but I knew there was a better life waiting for me.
It was my mother that showed me Yosemite National Park was seeking summer help. Three weeks later I rode the Greyhound bus to Mariposa, California. I can’t remember how I made it into Yosemite.
My life changed overnight. Each day was filled with anticipation. My job was bussing tables. Clearing tables was not what I was living for, but it was good.
My time off was filled with hiking, rock climbing, laughing, and spending time with new friends. All of these opened up my mind to a life that included daring acts of following your dreams. It was this time in my life that I learned anything is possible. I learned life loved me unconditionally.
Pieces of my heart that were lost during my childhood, found their way home. My inner guidance was shining bright again. I learned how to live an uncomplicated life.
Looking back, I value this as an important part of who I am today. I truly loved my experience in Yosemite. The summer job extended into two years. I continued my quest of living a life I loved. I worked in bicycle shops. Rode my bike from California to Utah, looking for adventure. I worked for the Forest Service. I fought forest fires. I loved it all, except the ski resort. :-)
Eventually I made it to college; where I carried a little sliver of doubt. I compared myself to others. I found myself casting a shadow on one of the most magical times in my life. At times I regretted taking time off from pursuing money or my education. I forgot my experiences prepared me to be successful in what- ever I pursued.
I now have children at a telling time in their life. They are figuring out their passions and strengths. They are learning who they are.
I want them to experience a world too big to put off for later. I hope they believe in themselves and know that where ever their dreams take them, it is exactly where they belong.
This week our middle child will be taking off for a kayak trip with her new college. She won’t return home for months. So, a new chapter is opening in our life. It is crazy, to think how long it took me to treasure how my life has unfolded.
Last week a beautiful woman was sharing some of her concerns with me. She has lived a life with travel and adventure, some loss and much growth. She is a professional, and quite possibly has found true love for the first time. Yet, there is part of her questioning her beauty and wisdom. I could relate to the tiny piece of doubt.
As she bravely follows her heart, things will shift into place. Her concerns will be released on the wind, and blown away. At some point she will recognize, she never needed to worry. She has been an incredibly powerful, brilliant woman all along.
Life is not meant to be ordinary. Everyday can bring inspiration. Everyday can offer love. Everyday can bring back pieces of you, that were lost. Take risks for love. Take leaps of faith.
We are all converging on brilliant acts of courage and faith that bring us hand in hand to the most beautiful place, our collective self.
Come share your sleepy side with me.
Bring to me the part of you that is open and available to the very love that you hold with in...
Bring to me the part of you that lives free of shame, doubt and envy.
Recognize that we each have been guided to place where we will shine so brightly on our own..
It is this individual brightness that becomes the gift that we share...
It is time for you to rise, and shine your heart so brightly there can be no confusion as to why you are here…. Again…
This is the moment that sets us apart from all of eternity.
In this moment you finally see your - self as whole...
You recognize the brilliance...
You are not ashamed to shine your brightest... for this lights the way for us all.
As you shift thru the outer world into the inner world, a new awareness springs forth.
You are welcomed with the wisdom and love that has been with you... forever.
As you settle into this new understanding of life...
There is a peace ..
A place of gratitude...
A moment of eternal love... and so it is, and always has been... waiting to be remembered and called forth.
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The word sleepy came to me in the beginning of this channel, I have used it before. It is the time our awareness is slipping from our outer world, into our inner world.
The most important part of this writing is recognizing when you are happy, you focus on the happiness. Your life becomes uncomplicated. Life loves you unconditionally.