Thursday, August 25, 2016

Building New Patterns

I am making progress despite the patterns from the past.

Everyone I know is making progress despite the patterns from the past.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet is making progress despite the patterns from the past.

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Many past patterns are no longer useful or helpful to me.

I have had to build new ones for myself in order to move forward.

Sometimes that has involved letting go of old situations and even physically placing myself in a new environment.

In some cases, it has even involved altering the family structure.

What does it take to heal?

If we don’t take the responsibility to take the steps for ourselves, who will?

If we don’t take those steps, we will end up where we started from, an intolerable situation.

So, triage.

Save yourself and let other people save themselves however they will.

Allow enough healing to take place until it generously overflows into as many areas as possible.

Break the old, build the new and keep building.

Life isn’t over yet and time keeps us moving on.

Growing is a choice for all of us.

Keep growing and don’t give up.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Simple Skills

I am grateful for the simple skills I have learned.

Everyone I know is grateful for the simple skills they have learned.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is grateful for the simple skills they have learned.

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I have been hand-sewing some “spiritual treasure” bags I started a while back.

I knitted the bags, then stitched alining in them, added a shoulder strap and a pocket.

It gives me peaceful joy.

I will add a meditation written on affirmation cards to each bag.

Drawing on inspiration complements the simple skills of knitting and hand-sewing.

Make simple gifts is a gift in itself.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Continued Good Practice

I am so grateful that continued practice, even over a very long time, will, at last, yield positive results.

Every one I know is so grateful that continued practice, even over a very long time, will, at last, yield positive results.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is so grateful that continued practice, even over a very long period of time, will, at last, yield positive results.

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As I journaled to resolve a long held child memory, I felt the relief of discovering the solution.

This was the first time that my replacement practice was strong enough and consistent enough to override the child memory.

I feel that reaching and recognizing the resolution could only have come once there was a strong enough replacement for the memory of that event.

All the long years ago, the feeling that had stayed with me, kept reinforcing itself.

It had the effect of separating and depriving me of new things, just as the old event had done.

But now, I realize that the work I have been doing since then has been lifting me up so that I can defeat the debilitating effects of that long-ago memory.

I have become strong enough to overpower the effects of long-term reinforcement of a lie.

I am so very grateful.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Nature's Planning vs. Metropolitan Pushing

I am so grateful to notice the difference between planning and pushing.

Everyone I know is so grateful to notice the difference between planning and pushing.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet, is so grateful to notice the difference between planning and pushing.

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As I live in the country and go to my studio in the city, I notice the pace of Nature vs. the pace of the metropolis.

Even a small city has pressures which do not exist in the country.

Just because of the “conveniences” which we take for granted, running water and electricity, ease of transportation, close proximity to grocery stores, gas stations, clothing and other needs, we are speeded up in our ability to get things done.

But…

…it is not necessary to go at the city pace all the time.

There are times where the convenience is great because of the amount of productivity we can accomplish.

But…

…it is easy to over schedule and be pressured far beyond a healthy state.

This is how I used to live in my large metropolitan setting.

Now that I live in the country and have been able to observe and experience the pace of Nature for three years, I am greatly calmed, noticing that everything does evolve in its best way and pace according to the seasons.

I am grateful to add conveniences.

Hauling water in five gallon bottles was not my long-term plan.

Having electricity and water for canning and other needs at hand is also convenient, and having the internet available from a studio setting instead of having to go to an internet cafe for it is also a time saver.

But…

…I do not have to do everything at once, just because it is so easy.

My mind and body still need time to relax to move at a healthy pace.

So with this awareness, I am now redesigning my production to take advantage of the conveniences, but to also plan for the relaxation throughout my day that lets me move at the healthy pace of Nature.


© 2016 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Balancing My Life

I am so grateful to learn how to balance my life.

Everyone I know is so grateful to learn how to balance their lives.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet is so grateful to learn how to balance their lives.

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Because I have recovered from a severe health problem, I now know how to balance my life.

During the three years of healing, I observed the peace in Nature.

I watched the leaves blow in the wind, smelled the scents of the meadow grasses and felt the changes as storms but up and released their energy.

I felt the larger pace as Nature’s seasons evolved.

Now, in my work space, I can resist the build up of pressure caused by working in the city.

I can require that I move from one step to the next in my production, gently and without pressure.

I can give myself the variety to keep it interesting, without over scheduling myself.

I can appreciate the ease with which to get things done because everything is close.

Using the internet, I can release my products easily to their audiences and customers as they become available.

In this ideal setting, I can experience the beauty of Nature while having access to the conveniences of the city.

I am so grateful to learn to live more in harmony and balance.


© 2016 Kathryn Hardage


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Purity of Thought

My first deep breath is gratitude for the purity of thought I can access.

My second deep breath is gratitude for the purity of thought which everyone I know can access.

My third deep breath is for the purity of thought which everyone I don’t even know on the planet, can access.

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It is so interesting to me that during this heightened time of social turmoil and election confusion, it is still possible to find a quiet inward peace.

I find that I go within to establish my peace and then I can hold it for a little while, and then I find myself reacting to some news item again.

Yes, there is outrage, unfairness, extreme turmoil.

And yes, we still have access to our deep peace within.

I am finding it necessary to revisit the inward peace that I can find often.

I feel I can do more for the state of consciousness by doing this, even as I read the next atrocity.

The thing which will last is the inward peace.

It comes from an Infinite Source.

It is always there.

When we all get to the point of preferring to live in that peace all the time, we will find it more and more in our external affairs.

We will spread the peace that comes from within simply by our attitude.

It will feel different when people talk to us.

People who are looking for that peace will see it in us and will be encouraged to practice it more for themselves.

That is a transforming effect in society.

We always have a right to be peaceful.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Finding My Identity

I am so grateful to find my identity.

Everyone I know is so grateful to find their identity.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is so grateful to find their identity.

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The one thing I know is that it feels like a uniquely beautiful fit, my identity.

Nothing else feels so good.

I tried on all the things others told me to do.

I tried to believe that it would make me happy and successful.

I did all right, but nothing like I am doing with this unique fit which belongs solely to me.

I am an individual.

I have a defined place in the realm of the Divine.

I fit so well there, that I would rather be doing this than anything else.

I am so privileged to find my identity.


© 2016 Kathryn Hardage

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