Posted by: soulshinemoments | December 2, 2013

December Goals Day #2: “I will take time each day to commune with nature and to silently witness the intelligence within every living thing.  I will sit silently and watch a sunset, or listen to the sound of the ocean or a stream, or simply smell the scent of a flower.  In the ecstasy of my own silence, and by communing with nature, I will enjoy the life throb of ages, the field of pure potentiality and unbounded creativity.” -Deepak Chopra

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-Meditate 20-30 minutes 2x’s a day (one in the AM and once in the PM):
AM: I woke up at 5:30 this morning and meditated while still in bed.  I realized afterwards that I think it would be more effective if I actually went downstairs, lit a candle, and set a timer for 30 minutes as to set my intention…which is what I will try to do starting tomorrow.
PM: Completed and felt totally relaxed and woke up the next morning feeling just as relaxed.

-Read through the Seven spiritual Laws by Deepak Chopra and their applications before meditating and make notes of how I applied them when possible:

“I will take time each day to commune with nature and to silently witness the intelligence within every living thing.  I will sit silently and watch a sunset, or listen to the sound of the ocean or a stream, or simply smell the scent of a flower.  In the ecstasy of my own silence, and by communing with nature, I will enjoy the life throb of ages, the field of pure potentiality and unbounded creativity.”

I read through the list this morning.  Today my focus is on this application to “The Law of Potentiality”.  This is a little difficult to do as it was raining outside when I woke up this morning and I am stuck in a building all day (for school).  However, I did take our dog for a 25 minute walk around the neighborhood and appreciated the drizzly day and fall leaves.

-Blog everyday: Will do before bed

-Read this blog: http://becomingastepmom.wordpress.com every day and apply helpful advice on becoming the best step-mother to Ariel:
I read a through this blog awhile last night and today.  I feel so grateful to have found this blog.  It helps me realize my feelings that arise from being a step-mother are completely normal.  Today I read about some great books on step-mothering to check out, and was reminded again that my role is to be Ariel’s friend and to not take her actions personally.  It is easy to forget for me.  And, of course, self-care is imperative!

-Find material on pinterest on creative ideas for date nights with Jack:
I am going to surprise him and clean out his truck as soon as I find a little time this week.

-Take Jackson outside to play/park or walk around the neighborhood everyday (weather permitting):
It was rainy and gross today.  Tonight when I get home, I will read to him for an extra amount of time. (Update: I read to Jackson extra tonight)

-Practice Yoga 3x’s+ a week:
I may have to youtube videos to practice yoga for now until my finances are so tight.

-Paint or make jewelry or do something crafty once a week: will do before Sunday

-Attend Church once a week and blog about my experience.
Completed yesterday

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success  by Deepak Chopra
The Law of Pure Potentiality
1.  “I will get in touch with the field of pure potentiality by taking time each day to be silent, to just Be.  I will also sit alone in silent meditation at least twice a day for approximately thirty minutes in the morning and thirty minutes in the evening.”

2. “I will take time each day to commune with nature and to silently witness the intelligence within every living thing.  I will sit silently and watch a sunset, or listen to the sound of the ocean or a stream, or simply smell the scent of a flower.  In the ecstasy of my own silence, and by communing with nature, I will enjoy the life throb of ages, the field of pure potentiality and unbounded creativity.”

3. “I will practice non-judgment.  I will begin my day with the statement, ‘Today, I shall judge nothing that occurs,’ and throughout the day I will remind myself not to judge.”

The Law of Giving
4. “Wherever I go, and whoever I encounter, I will bring them a gift.  The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer.  Today, I will give something o everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin he process of circulating joy, wealth, and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.”

5. “Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me.  I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter.  I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment, or a prayer.”

6. “I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation, and love.  Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy, and laughter.”

The Law of ‘Karma” or Cause and Effect
7. “Today I will witness the choices I make in each moment.  And in the mere witnessing of these choices, I will bring them to my conscious awareness.  I will know that the best way to prepare for any moment in the future is to be fully conscious of the present.”

8. “Whenever I make a choice, I will ask myself two questions: ‘What are the consequences of this choice that I’m making?’ and “Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and also to those who are affected by this choice?”

9. “I will then ask my heart for guidance and be guided by its message of comfort or discomfort.  If the choice feel comfortable, I will plunge ahead with abandon.  If the choice feels uncomfortable, I will pause and see the consequences of my action with my inner vision.  This guidance will enable me to make spontaneously correct choices for myself and for all those around me.”

The Law of  Least Effort
10. “I will practice Acceptance.  Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur.  I will know that this moment is as it should be,  because the whole universe is as it should be.  I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment.  My acceptance is total and complete.  I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.”

11. “Having accepted things as they are, I will take Responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself).  I also know that every problem is an opportunity in diguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.”

12. “Today my awareness will remain established in Defenselessness.  I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view.  I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view.  I will remain open to all points of view and not be rigidly attached to any one of them.”

The Law of Intention and Desire
13. “I will make a list of all my desires.  I will carry this list with me wherever I go.  I will look at this list before I go into my silence and meditation.  I will look at it before I go to sleep at night.  I will look at it when I wake up in the morning.”

14. “I will release this list of my desires and surrender it to the womb of creation, trusting that when things don’t seem to go my way, there is a reason, and that the cosmic plan has designs for me much greater than even those I have conceived.”

15. “I will remind myself to practice present-moment awareness in all my actions. I will refuse to allow obstacles to consume and dissipate the quality of my attention to the present moment.  I will accept the present as it is, and manifest the future through my deepest, most cherished intentions and desires.”

The Law of Detachment
16. “Today I will commit myself to detachment.  I will allow myself and those around me the freedom to be as they are.  I will not rigidly impose my idea of how things should be.  I will not force solutions on problems, thereby creating new problems.  I will participate in everything with detached involvement.”

17. “Today I will factor in uncertainty as an essential ingredient of my experience.  In my willingness to accept uncertainty, solutions will spontaneously emerge out of the problem, out of the confusion, out of the disorder, and chaos. The more uncertain things seem to be, the more secure I will feel, because uncertainty is my path for freedom.  Through the wisdom of uncertainty, I will find my security.”

18.  “I will step into the field of all possibilities and anticipate the excitement that can occur when I remain open to an infinity of choices.  When I step into the field of all possibilities, I will experience all the fun, adventure, magic, and mystery of life.”

The Law of “Dharma” or Purpose in Life
19. “Today I will lovingly nurture the god or goddess in embryo that lies deep within my soul.  I will pay attention to the spirit within me that animates both my body and my mind.  I will awaken myself to this deep stillness within my heart.  I will carry the consciousness of timeless, eternal Being in the midst of time-bound experience.”

20. “I will make a list of my unique talents.  Then I will list all the things that I would love to do while expressing my unique talents.  When I express my unique talents and use them in the service of humanity, I lose track of time and create abundance in my life as well as in the lives of others.”

21.  “I will ask myself daily, “How can I serve?” and “How can I help?” The answers to these questions will allow me to help and serve my fellow human beings with love.”

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    free e-book ( Walden – Henry David Thoreau) I hope you enjoy it.

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