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Reconnecting and Re-aligning – More Productive than Being Busy!

I have been meaning to write in this blog for a long time, but as you know, time keeps ticking along, and we have a tendency to busy ourselves with doing. Or, more honestly stated, I tend to busy myself with tasks. Things I want to do, things I think I need to do, and then things I have to do before I get to doing the things I want to do. Then, you get sick, or you take on a new project that eats up all your time, and so on.

So, as I do on most days, I woke up early to get started with my day. Because I have a day off, I clicked off my alarm clock and remained in bed–with a resolve to feel good before “getting busy” with doing. I thought of things that put a smile on my face: puppies, a field of endless flowers, blue sky, the beach, you get the idea.

Why couldn’t I stay in a state of Feel-Good?

Giacometti in Lugano - photo by C.T. LunaAs it turned out, I realized I had a really hard time sustaining those thoughts! Some way, some how, the feel-good thought would slide downhill into a pit of writhing, wiggling, niggling thoughts that wanted to get started with ticking away at my to-do list. (“First I could go this, but then I should make sure to do that, and before I do that, I should really…”)

Yes, checking off items from my To-Do list makes me feel accomplished. It makes me feel good. So, the Universe (actually my own manifestative Source Energy) hears that — and says, “Okay, let’s send her some more stuff to do, so she can check it off and feel good!”. So what happens?

I get more stuff to do.

Two, three or even four more ideas append themselves to my To-Do list. It’s insane, I know!

My mind and body are out of whack, because really no human body can really keep up with the speed of thinking. And when my fast-thinking thoughts take control of the wheel, my body cries, “No Mas!”

Sure enough, I have been dealing with a pesky cough for about two weeks.

It’s time for Re-alignment.

I know this is true because I am generally a healthy person. Not to mention, this information was confirmed — almost too coincidentally, when I ended up fully engrossed in the chapter called, “Perspectives of Health, Weight, and Mind” of Jerry and Esther Hicks’ The Essential Law of Attraction Collection (always in my Kindle!) when I opened up to the page I left behind months ago. (Side note: Six or so months ago, I was completely bored by this section, when my health and wellness was in perfect alignment. In fact, it is why I put the reading down.)

How to re-align? How to reconnect? I thought you’d never ask.

Immersing yourself in river Töss - photo by C.T. Luna1) First, come up with your own plan. This is so important, because it is essentially how you crystallize your contract with You. This also means that if your plan was inspired by an outside source, a good friend, the Dalai Lama (or whatever!), that’s perfectly okay. The point here is that the plan is going to be implemented by you, so it needs to jive with the tools you have in your toolbox, or the ingredients you have in your kitchen.

In my case, my plan is two-fold. First, I will take time to Feel Good when I don’t cross things off my list, as well as when I do cross things off my list. And, at the end of the day, my plan is to declare how happy I am that those things weren’t crossed off my list, because it allows the Universe to take care of it for me! (This last point is a secret double-whammy, because one of my issues involves feeling like I need to do everything for myself. So, from now on, I can let go and have an open hand to receive!)

The other part of the plan is to take more time outs and enjoy them fully–without effort! In two words: Have Fun. This means, no clocks or cell phones. It means, being fully in-the-moment, whether it’s conversing with a friend (or my sweetheart), enjoying the wait for the bus (especially when it’s cold), reading a book or meditating. It’s about noticing a moment’s spontaneity and going with it!

2) Don’t worry about your plan, just immerse yourself in it. This is your plan, this is your contract with yourself, and it is a living, breathing document (just like your Akashic Records).

Did you forget to do something in your plan? Re-write the terms of engagement and implement! For example, say you planned to spend 1-minute every hour remembering the things that made you feel good. Then, you realize you made it all the way to lunch without implementing the plan. That’s okay! Just change it to be something you can do Now that you remember! (Change it to: “With every bite that I take out of this delicious sandwich, I’ll remember one thing that made me feel good today!” Voilà!)

3) Take at least five minutes out of your day to be silent with yourself. The word “meditate” and “meditation” can be loaded with effort, but that’s essentially what being silent with yourself is. You may find that your innermost self can freely communicate with you. Listen. And feel good. Because you’re re-aligning and re-connecting.


Lee Harris: “More peace in having no drive at your work”

Storchbruecke, photo by Cynthia LunaAs you may have already read, I asked my guides at the end of last month if they may want to share a forecast for April 2015 with you. They were more than willing, and it was exciting for me to be a part of this process of seeing into the insights that they shared.

Truth be told, I have to visit my blog just about every day, because I can’t remember what was said — and I also find that every time I read it something different stands out. Last week, I made it a point to remember to wear a necklace with a small, flower-shaped pendant that I have from many years ago. (This is a big deal for me, because I practically never, ever wear jewelry.)

It was this small “thing” that, surprisingly to me, made me pause to recognize the strength that comes in the stillness of beauty daily.

Now, mind you, the only time I looked at it was when I removed it from my jewelry box to put it on in the morning. But it was as if this moment’s acknowledgement had a ripple effect throughout my day.

At the office, I started noticing other beautiful things and moments, like a coworker’s new belt buckle (I made his day commenting on it, because it was new, and he wasn’t sure if it was worth the money) or the clarity of another coworker’s whistle (we ended up showing each other a couple of salsa moves). Another coworker pointed at the tiny flower at my throat and said, “what a pretty necklace, is it new?” :-)

Even the Universe wanted to get in on the action and delivered a couple of rapturously beautiful sunrises — with amazing, billowy red clouds against the dark silhouette of a nearby hill. The Universe also delivered with an amazing choreography of afternoon weather, with a downpour right before my having to leave the office, right after my stepping into the bus and with unrelenting fervor for the entire time I was in the train until I had to step out of the train to walk home. Despite a rainy, April-shower week, I did not open my umbrella once!

This point segues into another lovely forecast presented by Lee Harris Energy for April 2015, which resonated with me. I think you’ll enjoy it too.

In one part of the video, he mentions our Western, “driven society” and how this April “there will be more peace in you around having no drive.”

Boy, did that resonate with me! Just a couple days ago, I finally told my husband that I won’t be applying for jobs anymore (at least not for a little while anyway). And the reason for this was not anchored in resignation, it actually came from  acceptance for where I am Right Now — because, as unchallenging as my day-to-day job may be, I do experience joy there, and connectedness, especially when I home into the silent, strong, beautiful center…!!

This point merges into Harris’s earlier point, which is that when you find your Purpose in your Self, then your Purpose in your work will also emerge. (Or, you and the Universe will “co-conspire” to deliver the work that aligns with that vibration.)

How liberating!