Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gratitude for Inspiration

I am so grateful for the inspiration that is coming to me today.
Everyone I know is so grateful for the inspiration that is coming to them today.
Everyone I don’t even know is so grateful for the inspiration that is coming to them today.

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I know that when I listen deeply within, I can feel the quiet that lets me hear the natural presence of inspiration.

It is always there for me to listen to.

When I make that my practice, everything I need comes to me in a timely manner.

I am always in the Presence of divine inspiration, so it is up to me to get quiet and listen.

I can get quiet and draw on my unlimited resources at any time.

As I take my three deep breaths, I realize that this is true for all of us.

We can all listen deeply and contribute the inspiration we receive to any situation at hand.

It is a healing and uplifting process each time.

© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Persistent, Extended Action

I am so grateful for persistent, extended action.

Everyone I know is grateful for persistent, extended action.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is grateful for persistent, extended action.

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Sometimes there is an unexpected interruption to our regular routine.

It may be very inconvenient, and yet, we still have to get our regular work done, and we want to continue enjoying ourselves.

However, the additional quiet time we are sometimes forced to gain can be quite productive.

Upon reflection, and through spiritual study and taking the time I needed to get things done, I feel I have extended what I am able to do.

I don’t mean in the way that I used to have to when I was working two jobs and running a household.

This is completely different.

Going inward to gain deeper insight is one way I have extended my action.

And going outward more slowly and with deep consideration is another way I have extended my action.

I have taken the time to notice my quick emotional judgements.

I have made a decision to spend less time in anger and impatience.

Things are getting done the way they need to.

If it takes me more time, it is supposed to.

I am releasing a lot of invisible habits, invisible to me because they have been there for so long.

I am becoming conscious of a new personality at work in me.

A more relaxed one.  A more conscious one.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Always Solution

I know there is always a solution.

Everyone I know, knows there is always a solution.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, knows there is always a solution.

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This time, I thought I was really stuck.

I did not know the way through this situation.

Then I remembered that right in front of me, right where I am, right now, there is always a solution.

That calmed my thought and then the very next part of the discussion revealed some immediate steps.

As the discussion continued, it further developed that an event was scheduled to take place the next day.

The timing was exact.

The location was near.

Another opportunity was available right away.

This is how the Universe works.

We are precious.

We are loved.

We are cherished and adored.

And we are always taken care of.

Not by our own design which can see only what we are used to seeing.

We are taken care of by the Universe, Who connects all of its creation with each other in ways which are much more far-reaching than we can design ourselves.

This is a consistent spiritual law.

That means, it works all the time.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Everything I Need

At each new point, I have everything I need.

At each new point, everyone I know has everything they need.

At each new point, everyone I don’t even know all over the planet, Has everything they need.

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I find myself at new points in my life from time to time.

Since I am in a new setting, this happens more often.

I realize that I have been brought to this new point by the same Universe that brought me to the previous ones.

Since I had all I needed back then, I have all I need right now.

Even if I am not familiar with the circumstances or conditions of my new situation, I am surrounded by rich, infinite resources.

These are available to me as I listen deeply within.

Even if I was prompted to be where I am by outside circumstances, my answer is always within.

So I can survey my new location, job, relationship, work, client, and listen for how to fill the need.

That information is always readily available.

I am used to feeling it come as I listen.

I am here, and so are the guidance and direction and action and resources that I require.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Calm Within Me

I am glad to find calm within me.

Everyone I know is glad to find calm within them.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is glad to find calm within them.

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With all the various circumstances and stresses we all deal with, it is easy to become confused and upset.

By taking three deep breaths and turning within to find the deep peace that is available there, I find that I can slow myself down enough to hear it.

I have learned to identify the calm feeling with a sense of guidance and presence.

When I truly feel this peace, I can hear the solutions from within.

They are calm, gentle, and practical.

When I act on them, they take me to the places I need to be and put me in touch with the people who can most benefit me and whom I can most benefit.

I have seamless connections.

Projects become fun.

I can feel good about the progress that is being made.

I am happy to be where I am and who I am.

I love the people who come into my life through the deep calm in all our lives.

I am grateful for this resource which I can call upon at any time.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Monday, September 14, 2015

Celebrate Peace Within

I am so glad to celebrate the peace within me.

Everyone I know is so glad to celebrate the peace within themselves.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet is so glad to celebrate the peace within themselves.

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Seeking out moments and places and images that give me peace is so rewarding.

It relaxes me.

I can feel good about so many more things when I start with peace and happiness within me.

It is worth taking the time to learn more ways of activating peace within just in order to experience a better life.

It attracts more peace to us and dilutes the impersonal hostility and harshness which may appear far too often.

A deep breath is an expression of peace.

A quiet thought is an expression of peace.

A gentle movement is an expression of peace.

A quiet compliment is an expression of peace.

All these simple things set vibrations in motion which counteract, to an extent, the more violent ones and take away some of their power.

We all move toward what feels good once we figure out the difference between that and what feels familiar.

We can make the changes within ourselves and celebrate all the peace.

© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

How To Listen Within

I am so grateful I know how to listen within.

Everyone I know is so grateful to know how to listen within.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet is so grateful to know how to listen within.

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Learning to simply get quiet and breathe in a relaxing manner is the first step to listening within.

It is a completely different feeling from being busy and rushed.

Taking the time to cultivate this ability is the key.

Then, as you squat paying attention to all the reminders and opinions occupying space in your mind, and simply breathe, you can hear the deep thoughts within.

These can become a habitual resource as you accustom yourself to this new feeling.

Then, as you listen for the feeling, you will start getting answers and solutions to questions which you have been carrying around.

You will find you can turn to this deep resource within for anything.

You can find your heart’s guidance there.

You can be guided and led to take steps in your own behalf toward the way you truly want to live.

You can find peaceful ways of doing things.

You can find practical inspiration.

Sitting quietly wherever you are, as you move yourself to quiet, mindful listening, you will see more peace around you, too.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

Finding Peaceful Thoughts Within

I am so grateful to find my peaceful thoughts within.

Everyone I know is so grateful to find their peaceful thoughts within.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet is so grateful to find their peaceful thoughts within.

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I am finding that I can simply go back to what is important and happy and delightful in my own thought whenever I drift toward the past or some disturbing current event.

It is a case of where I choose to focus my thought.

Happy - Sad.

Where I can experience some good - Where it is futile for me to do anything.

Of course, I lend my uplifting perspective to whatever I think about, but I don’t even have to stay there.

I can cultivate more and more peace within me, so that I radiate it when I am around others.

Since the peace within each of us comes from an unlimited Source, we can cultivate it and expand its presence in our lives at any time.

I listen to the sounds in my new chosen environment.

I hear the rhythms of Nature, the wind, the bird and insect sounds.

I tune in to the feelings of peace around me and within me.

I lead a happy, delighted sense of life now.

I can go there in thought whoever I choose to, and I can renew it by frequent visits to natural settings as well.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Successful Day

I am grateful for the night sounds which tell me that a successful day is done.

Everyone I know is grateful for the night sounds which tell them that a successful day is done.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet,  is grateful for the night sounds which tell them that a successful day is done.

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After beginning my day with rigorous spiritual study and discussion, I am amazed at what gets accomplished in a relatively short period of time.

It is as though time is extended to take in the ideas of spiritual commitment and freedom, and then compressed so that things get done in a very short period of time.

In addition, things that have been on hold waiting for solutions are suddenly solved and able to move forward.

I have never had this kind of experience over and over again in quite the same way.

I am not praying for solutions as I have done in the past.

I am simply performing my study and staying alert to my spiritual practice.

When I do need to solve a problem, I think about it and look for solutions during the time I am considering it.

I make notes and track down resources.

Then I let it go completely and return to my spiritual study.

Some time later, weeks, months, maybe only a few days, I get my answer in an effortless way that includes exactly what I need right in front of me.

It is certainly a new way to live.

At the end of the day, I am ready to enjoy the night sounds and sky, with a feeling of gratitude and an awareness of a direct and personal sense of presence and peace.

Peace and Awe.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Progress in Unexpected Ways

I am grateful to see progress being made in unexpected ways.

Everyone I know is grateful to see progress being made in unexpected ways.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet, is grateful to see progress being made in unexpected ways.

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I have been nurturing plans for several projects.

Sometimes they do not seem to be going anywhere at all over long periods of time.

Then, suddenly, something will give way, and several steps will all be completed in a very short time.

I am always grateful when this happens.

I have learned not to fret or get frustrated during the long periods of planning and what looks like no action.

Obviously, something is going on that I cannot see, and when it is time, when everything is ready, progress occurs rapidly.

By nurturing my projects and appreciating what they are doing for me while I am working on them, I am creating a positive atmosphere for them to appear.

 By valuing those they are intended to benefit, I am creating a receptive atmosphere.

All this tends to come together on some sort of Universal timetable which i cannot see.

I only know that when my input is right, at some point, it all comes together and I get to see the results of my desires and dreams take actual shape.

And what a joy that is!


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, August 17, 2015

Expanding Support

I am surrounded by friends who love me.

Everyone I know is surrounded by friends who love them.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet, is surrounded by friends who love them.

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Taking new steps can be uncomfortable.

It is helpful to know that the well wishes of our good friends are always with us.

We can explore new situations with curiosity and delight and anticipate the wonderful things we will be learning and experiencing, because we have already had good experiences in other times and places.

We can expand on that, knowing that friendship occurs across time and space.

We are always in touch with the people we love and trust, every time we think about them.

They feel it and we feel their kind and supportive attention as well.

These are some of the permanent structures we build into our lives.

Doing things we love and expanding our activities in directions that are interesting and important to us builds a different kind of structure than following the rote mentality of holding down a job we are not interested in.

It is the technique of building a castle in the air, and then building a stairway to it.

The love of friends helps us trust ourselves as we explore new stair-building techniques.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Supportive Friends

I love spending time with supportive friends.

Everyone I know loves spending time with supportive friends.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet, loves spending time with supportive friends.

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Supportive friends lift us up.

We feel so good being in their presence.

We can all share in making each other feel good about what we do, who we are, the wonderful and beautiful things we make.

I am a member of several knitting, quilting, and embroidery groups.

All of us enjoy sharing our beautiful work with each other.

People can get help from more experienced members.

These groups are all composed of givers.

Even with all the visiting and a wide variety of opinions, the common activity spreads enjoyment of our time together.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I Am Satisfied

I am so grateful to know that I am truly satisfied.

Everyone I know is so grateful to know that they are truly satisfied.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet is so grateful to know that they are truly satisfied.

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Beyond downsizing to a quarter of my previous possessions, beyond any of the steps which have placed me in my new universe and beautiful physical surroundings, beyond any of this, is a deep feeling of satisfaction.

It was so urgent to me to take the steps that placed me in a new relationship to the Universe and to the world.

It was a need to listen to who I truly am and to start living that way.

Over the year since our move to the country, I have sat on my porch and just looked out at the trees across the meadow.

I have looked at the seed heads on an acre of unmown meadow and realized the bounty and inevitability of each year’s growth.

I have watched millions of leaves rustle in the gentle breeze and seen their many different aspects of light and dark and felt their timeless presence.

I have gently been launched into my own creativity.

It is a completely different feeling than carrying out someone else’s direction for my life.

The discomfort that I felt was a guide to the fact that I needed to discover and live my own individuality.

I have been living with my own direction now for a year and it is an incredible sensation.

I am in touch with who I am.

I am not this other disturbed, upset, anxious, depressed person nonetheless carrying out my duties to the best of my ability while being completely unaligned with what was important to me.

I have acknowledged that I exist.

I love me.

I am satisfied to be this person who is me.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Feeling of Good Ideas

I love the feeling of getting good ideas.

Everyone I know loves the feeling of getting good ideas.

Everyone I don’t even know all offer the planet, loves the feeling of getting good ideas.

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It is so wonderful to know that whenever I take the time to listen, the world is full of good ideas.

When I need an idea, it is there for me.

Recently, I needed ideas for a music story.

As I began writing, the ideas were so plentiful that I realized there were too many for just one story, so I moved some of the ideas to a second file.

Even with the second music story, there were enough ideas to start a third one.

I opened a third file and moved them to it.

Then I listened for more ideas to complete the third story.

I kept listening until there were enough ideas.

I am so grateful because with the three stories, children will be able to understand the concept much better.

I am learning that whatever I need, it is right where I am, right in front of me.

I have a sense of expectation now, on a regular basis.

As I remind myself of this fact, it opens up the way for me to do whatever I am involved in.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

Retraining the Body

I am grateful to learn how to retrain my body in addition to retraining my mind.

Everyone I know is grateful to learn how to retrain their body in addition to retraining their mind.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet is grateful to learn how to retrain their body in addition to retraining their mind.

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As I explore the new techniques which release me to live the life I desire to live, I have noticed that my body still retains many of its reactions to old situations even though they no longer occur.

I realized that the deep physical impressions have to be consciously retrained in order to be released as well.

As I have taken the steps to retrain my mind to choose the things that make me happy, I can now release my body to have calmer and happier experiences.

The specific behaviors of my parents are becoming clearer to me as I search for solutions.

I am able to put in words what those behaviors meant, and to give myself new words in order to give myself my desired release.

I no longer have to live in those situations, and I no longer have to act out my response to them in my body.

My body is free to respond to my current self-chosen, self-directed life, and I can enjoy myself, body and soul.

This is a new revelation to me and a very welcome step.

 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time to Reflect

I am so grateful for time to reflect.

Everyone I know is so grateful for time to reflect.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet is so grateful for time to reflect.

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With time to reflect, I can feel what is important to me.

I am not just pushed around by my surroundings and the opinions of other people.

I can feel the deep peace and listen for what is truly mine.

I can feel the presence of guidance and the quiet urge to take the first and then the next steps.

I see the reassurance of billions of leaves on thousands of trees and see how each leaf gets its maximum good exposure to the sun, turning itself.

It fulfills its role to create oxygen and to serve one of its many purposes on the earth.

I, too, have the reassurance of turning myself to the Source of all good ideas, and I, too, can follow my inner guidance to fulfill my purpose on the earth.

I notice how the leaves do not create movement for themselves.

They move at the urging of the wind, and the swaying of their tree.

Sometimes they move a lot, sometimes only a little, sometimes not at all.

They continue fulfilling their role, nonetheless.

I, too, sometimes act, sometimes, listen, sometimes meditate.

I am fulfilling my role.

Reflection lets me know this.

Quiet assurance gives me the only security I need.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Changes in the Weather

I am grateful for the weather and its changes.

Everyone I know is grateful for the weather and its changes.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet, is grateful for the weather and its changes.

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We have had extremes in the weather.

For several years we had drought conditions.

For the last several weeks there has been so much rain, I wondered when the new garden plants would ever see sunlight.

The changes in the weather give us a perspective in how to balance our lives.

Sometimes there is a lot of work on a project.

But it is not yet time for it to launch.

However, when everything is completed and it is the right time, it will launch.

The overarching, long-term weather conditions do indicate trends.

We learn to adjust our step, to prepare ourselves for changes.

We learn not to take things for granted.

We may even learn new skills.

When we learn to keep our balance under changing circumstances, we also learn that other people are going through the same kinds of situations.

We become more compassionate as we all take on new views and gain new skills.

Weather changes can keep us alert about our life in general, and help us be supportive of those who are also facing changes in their lives.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Moving Toward Love

I breathe in the privilege of doing things I love.

Everyone I know breaths in the privilege of doing things they love.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet breathes in the privilege of ding things they love.

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The things we truly love are the things which satisfy us most deeply.

When we are engaged in doing them, we are adding to the happiness of everyone around us as well.

We naturally express a lighter attitude, a sense of awareness that happiness is possible and that we are part of it.

It is a worthwhile goal to discover what it is that we love to do and to include little steps toward it every day.

I am amazed that this can be done and that it can be accomplished, not all at once, but by building the foundation and continuing to walk in that direction.

Love is the greatest power and it will take you where you want to go.

Simply accept it.

Do what you can to continue taking those tiny steps.

Acknowledge what you love and you will be taken there in a gentle and powerful way.

Do not try to figure out how.

The Universe always has you in mind and is always working in your behalf.

Trust that fact and feel its benevolence.

Take your first step.


© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com