Today, I invite you to take a Place of Pause (PoP) around “Diminishing Messaging”. Let’s begin with an excerpt from Soulfully Ablaze:
When unseen and unacknowledged, diminishing messages of scarcity, overwhelm, fear, and worry can crush you. They wage war. They pervasively dishearten … but there’s hope … EXPANSIVE WORDS AWAIT.
May you live today
less influenced by these diminishing messages.
May you live more free and less fettered than ever.
As you go, keep walking and leaping,
with your head held high.
with that gleam in your eye.
Now, a moment to BE still. Surrender.
Silence the clamor of thoughts.
Thinking mind, BE still.
Messages, pipe down.
Breathe … deeply, fully, slowly.
With each breath, the pings of thoughts lessen.
With each breath, peace blankets your mind.
PONDER + PRACTICE:
Flip one of your chronic small messages into its opposite. “I have nothing to offer” can be “My purpose is plentiful and my destiny great.” “I do not matter” can be “I have glittering worth.” Put this new commitment in a place where you will see it throughout the day. By doing so, you are doing battle and clearing a way for some new deLIGHT.
I invite you to read aloud the following EXPANSIVE MESSAGES and write down in your journal the ones that impact you:
I am loved—wildly, extravagantly, and wholly—because of who I AM.
I need not do one more thing to be more valuable.
I have a one-of-a-kind, never-seen-yet and never-to-be-seen-again purpose on the planet. I will not measure or compare the value of my purpose, dreams, or destiny.
ENGAGE + COMMIT: A nudge. Write down on little slips of paper the toxic messages and lies that you uncovered in your time of pondering above. Place them, one by one, before you. It may be a little pile of a few or a mountain of many. Scoop them up in your hands. Really be with them for a moment, here. Might you talk with the Sacred, One who loves you so wholly, about the letting go of these things? Then you choose: dump them into the trash bin, place them in your fireplace, or put them in fire-proof bowl and burn them. Watch them kindle and burn.
As a FRAMEWORK for these PoPs, I’m using my book, Soulfully Ablaze: A 40-Day Journey to Light Up Your Life (And the World). For a guided Place of Pause (PoP), check out this PDF reading or video series (both are free) of 10-minute PoPs. Also, check out the books Soulfully Ablaze and Live Ablaze.
WHY: Given the state of our world – the Corona virus pandemic, school and work closures, challenges to global markets and personal paychecks – we must take a few moments to BE still and to pause.These days, more than ever, there has been much clamoring for our attention 24-7 with LOUD, FEAR-based, PANIC-inducing messages – but let’s practice peace, together, amidst these stormy days. I share these PoPs so you can FILL UP with peace and navigate this wild and crazy season with strength and courage.
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You are loved.
We belong to each other.
Let’s standTALL together and light up the world!
xo, -Sarah DT ❤️