Posts Tagged ‘Gratitude Flow’

January Flowers

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

This might seem like a silly post in light of serious issues, but sometimes silly gets the point across much better than doom and gloom.

It’s January here in the Northern hemisphere. There’s snow on the ground and a sharp chill to the wind. No flowers in sight outside. What’s a crazy plant lady who loves flowers to do?! Be the flowers you wish to see in the world:

Sometimes you just need to make it happen.

And sometimes the Universe shows up with an $11 like new cashmere sweater at a secondhand shop you just happened to wander into in the middle of a snowstorm:

Blessed be, and be the blessing!

If you’re having trouble finding the blessings, you might want to try Adriene’s “Yoga for Gratitude” practice. I love every workout I’ve done of hers and felt led to the gratitude one a few days ago (4:44 right now as I type this). I can’t embed it, but you can find the video here. Highly recommended!

Gratitude, Good Gifts and Deva

Just wanted to wish all my American readers an early Happy Thanksgiving and my worldwide readers a chance to focus a little extra energy in the attitude of gratitude. As Meister Eckhart said, “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” Gratitude sets the stage for receiving and unites the giver and the gift.

Speaking of gifts, I know there’s a movement going on this year to boycott Black Friday, usually the biggest shopping day of the year. Some people are calling it Occupy (or De-Occupy) Black Friday. In the spirit of giving and flow, I suggested an alternative: making homemade gifts, shopping locally, and supporting small business owners you know and love. In today’s incredibly stressful world, sometimes the gift of beautiful art, quiet relaxation and/or new found clarity is the very best thing you can offer someone who wouldn’t normally splurge on that for themselves. A friend of mine also had the great idea of purchasing things like organic and heirloom seeds, gardening and indoor planting supplies, and water filters — gifts that empower others and help them to get in touch with the Earth.

Whatever you decide to purchase or not purchase — however you decide to spend Thursday and Friday — I wish you wonder, peace, love and an abundance of blessings. Here’s Deva Premal, Miten and Friends singing Tumare Darshan, a chant that bursts with sheer joy and gratitude for all the beauty and goodness of the Universe. It’s one of my very favorites. Enjoy!