You’ve been giving to everyone else. Time to refocus on you.
On June 23rd, 2015 my co-authored book Pebbles in the Pond Wave Four: Transforming the World One Person at a Time became an international number one best-seller. My chapter is called Put an End to Running on Empty: Bringing Back Balance For Over-Givers. I love helping Over-Givers (stressed healing professionals, teachers, caregivers and harried moms) bring back balance into their lives through creating Living Dream Gardens.
Those of us who are Over-Givers prioritize everyone else first. I learned this the hard way after years of running on empty, pushing myself into exhaustion and finally injury. Relentless pain and emergency back surgery taught me that I needed to take care of myself first, that I had to matter as much as those I serve. My chapter in Pebbles in the Pond Wave Four details my journey and offers the hope that you, too can learn to live life more joyfully, manifesting your own dreams as well as cheerleading others.
My Living Dream Gardens are the best way I’ve found (after years of running on empty) to anchor and ground each morning by connecting me back to the joy of Nature and Spirit. I then refocus on my own dreams and goals as a priority before I set out into the world to help others. I now am serving from a place of full, not empty and am manifesting miracles! I know that having your own Living Dream Garden can do this for you as well. I hope you will check out Pebbles in the Pond Wave Four and contact me about creating your own Garden. Just click the ContactUs form on the left, email me at email@example.com or call (805) 489-7131.
There’s a link in the book to a video visualization to start you on manifesting the life of your dreams. Or access it here: www.liveandgrow.com/visualization
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Click here to see the movie trailer for Pebbles in the Pond Wave Four and hear my fellow authors and myself tell you why this is your time to shine, putting the past to rest and moving into the life you were born to live, beautiful, brilliant and free.
Pebbles Wave Four authors. I’m second from the right in the front row
Sometimes we’re so busy and preoccupied that we don’t take time to look closely at the beauty around us. I was amazed to come out in the early morning and find these luscious blooms had emerged overnight on a prickly cactus.
I smiled and rushed by, going down to feed my insistently neighing horse in the corral below. Hurrying back up, with my To Do’s chanting in my head, I almost didn’t stoop to peer more closely. Can you see the bee in the flower on the left?
Suppose I didn’t look… or look again. Here’s the same view a day later.
Beauty is ephemeral. We have to take the time to nurture our souls in small ways. Feeding our souls nurtures our creativity and helps us keep an upbeat attitude despite rushing and stress. Take time to live and grow and thrive so that you manifest your dreams.
Sometimes life is so hectic that we lose sight of our big picture, our long-term goals, and get caught up in the whirlwind details of life. Take time this Spring to contemplate what it is you truly value. What is your passion? What can you dream and begin to envision that gives you a tingle of aliveness? You don’t need to know how to get there. That comes later. I believe that the Universe begins to align itself to support our goals as we begin to clarify our values and priorities.
Remember the parable of the Tortoise and the Hare? Slow, steady progress wins out. Taking small steps toward something you wish to manifest is powerful. Buy a new journal and write, “What brings me joy? What do I really want to be doing five years from now?”
Then answer this question, “What is one small step I can do today?” Do it!
As the earth begins to warm, we see trees budding and even beginning to bloom, and hear Birdsong as they begin to create nests for the new life to come. We can reflect on what we wish to create in our own lives this Spring. We can take the time for ourselves to sit and breathe. Breathe in the new energies of renewal and Spring, and breathe out the old Winter energies of holding and withdrawing into oneself. What is it that you would like to bring forth? Plans for your creativity or self nurturing? This is a good time to sit and breathe out the old, breathe in the new, and ponder what you wish to manifest in your life in the coming months. Honor yourself and your own pace, but begin to dream…
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