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.


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

Friday, May 15, 2015

Gratitude for Family

I am happy that I can be grateful for family.

Everyone I know is happy they can be grateful for family.

Everyone I don’t know all over the planet is happy they can be grateful for family.


For many years, family happiness has been denied to me.

There were so many emotional disruptions from the past that carried themselves into the present, that it became harder and harder for me to enjoy family get-togethers.

Finally, in an attempt to simply give myself peace, I decided to spend holidays in quiet settings where I could remember that I loved family members, but not get caught up in holiday chaos.

When I would try to get together with smaller groups, I would still find myself reacting and have to leave.

Even when I would bring knitting or other handwork to distract myself and to give myself a focus, I would be able to maintain it only for so long.

So, I resorted to very short visits, or to just corresponding with family members.

Finally, at a graduation get-together, I found myself erupting with stomach disorders.

As I tried and tried to maintain my poise, I finally realized there was something much bigger going on.

I had never been able to detect it in the past.

But this time, I gained some insight from all the studying and workshops I had attended.

My nervous system had become used to behaving in a disruptive way whenever I was given the opportunity to do something fun for me.

It was easy to trace this back to long term child trauma.

I had overcome many aspects of the trauma, but had never made this connection.

With that conscious realization and acknowledgment of the problem, I had my solution.

I was able to join my family for the next group meal, and although I did some handwork that I enjoy doing, I was also able to participate fully in the conversation for the entire duration of the celebration.

This is a landmark for me of great significance.

Through all I have learned, I was able to take the one next step which led to a conclusion which brought a long-buried disrupter to the forefront of my consciousness.

I cannot even describe how this has lightened my load.

A whole world is open to me which has been long-denied.

I am prepared to meet this disruptor again and again until its habitual antics are replaced my own conscious decisions.

I know I can build a new pattern for myself of my own choosing.

I am grateful for this one tiny step in a very longline of tiny steps which has given me this freedom.

© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

More Opportunities to Grow

I am grateful that more opportunities to grow keep presenting themselves.

Everyone I know is grateful that more opportunities to grow keep presenting themselves.

Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet, is grateful that more opportunities to grow keep presenting themselves.


Even though it is sometimes uncomfortable or even painful to discover the need for growth, it makes a valuable contribution to moving me forward in my life.

Often, the same situations which occur are very comfortable and easy to deal with.

New situations and people with differing opinions are some of the ways that I discover new opportunities for growth.

It is important to realize that people have different life experiences which shape their views and practices.

It is valuable to realize that the Universe has provided for all of us to be here.

Since the Universe is unlimited and infinite, it makes sense that the views of different people in different circumstances would also be varied.

The more I can appreciate the infinite variety of all of us who live on this planet, the more expansive my view can be.

I am grateful for the many new ways we can all become aware of each other, not just through the views of news agencies, but the many personal views through social media.

There are common planetary interests which unite us and many different approaches to to their solutions.

Every time we consider one of them, we grow some more.

We open ourselves to include more than our own opinion.

Whether the experiences are comfortable or uncomfortable they contribute to our growth.

© 2015 Kathryn Hardage