Letting Go of Judgments

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Today I will let go of all judgments.

How often do we go through the day making judgments? Stop for a moment and think about that. It’s something that we may do unconsciously. We label things, people or actions. We define them in our own critical way. Where there is criticism, there is no love. We evaluate and analyse our co-workers, family or friends. Judgment means putting things in a category or classifing things or people. We call them right or wrong in our opinion.
Instead, today, make yourself aware of what you are judging and analyzing and let go of the need to label anything. Think about what happens when we judge someone. It makes them feel wrong, hurt or separated and isolated from you. This is how the ego defends itself. Actually, this is a disconnection from your true self, thus building up walls and shutting off the flow of Source.
When we stop judgment and criticism, we are basically saying to ourselves that we are willing to let things flow before making a decision on the outcome, person or situation, whether it is good or bad.
Today I will let go of all judgments so that I can experience a flow and silence within.
Today I will be the watcher instead of letting my ego take control of my thoughts.
Today I will align myself with the Universe and letting go of all my judgments that may creep into my mind.
Today I will not label the actions of anyone.
Today I will not evaluate or judge any circumstances.
Today I will not analyse the outcome of anything.
Today I will let go of all judgments.
Today I will be aware of my thoughts.
And so it is!
 
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin'

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Ignite your inner fire to follow your dreams and passions.  All you need is a spark to get it started.

Think big!
Dream big!
Don’t compromise your happiness.
Discover YOU!

I greet the summer with great expectations!

Today I choose happiness, success and abundance.

About the photo: It was a cool, summer evening at the beach in Southeast Alaska where we were celebrating our friend’s wedding earlier that day. This beach is famous for its driftwood along the shoreline, so it was easy to make and feed this blazing fire.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer

sunset_freeThe best things in life are free.
Take time to enjoy them to the fullest.

Fire in the Sky

Looking out my window I could see the sky beginning to burst with color
Reaching for my camera I hurried out the door.
I didn’t know where I was going, just knew I would see something spectacular.
It was one of those summer sunsets that you just know is going to be amazing.
Before my very eyes, Mother Nature’s painting grew more beautiful with each moment as the sun sunk into the mountains.
Every time I look at this most favorite photo, I am in awe of Nature as I appreciate and enjoy it to the fullest.
And guess what? It’s free!!
 

Photo Challenge: Containers

 
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This container has literally traveled almost 10,000 miles, on two voyages, with our belongings in it. And it was no small feat to get it here, as you can see by the giant crane that lifted it from the tractor trailer, over the garage and to its resting place on the ground. We are so thankful that it arrived safely and now the fun begins. It seems like Christmas every day as we discover something that we treasure, forgot about or just question our motives as to why packed it in the first place.

The fastest way to attract something . . .

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The fastest way to attract something is to simply expect it.

 
The Universe has everything you need and it is willing to give it to you. All you have to do is ask for it. Manifest it. Expect it!
We get what we pay attention to. If you focus on happiness, that’s what you will get. Focus on the positive, get positive results.
After awhile you will see that things you paid attention to start to show up in your life.
So get rid of the lack mindset and know that everything in the Universe is available to you.
When we understand what truly fulfills us, it will allow us to lead a life of gratitude. It is easy to get wrapped up in material things that we think will fill our emptiness. So, we go out shopping and by something that draws us in. But after a while we find that it no longer brings us contentment.
We then realize that by pampering our inner needs, we find greater satisfaction in life.

  • Today, pamper your inner needs and be thankful for everything you already have.
  • Start a Gratitude Journal to track your thankfulness progress.
  • Before you get out of bed in the morning, take a few deep breaths. Then think of 10 things that you are grateful for.
  • Set an intention for the day to be happy, to be thankful or to be focused on your inner self.
  • Manifest your intentions! Expect it and it will show up in your life.

About the photo:  Someone gave me daffodils. What better way to enjoy them but to put them in my cobalt blue bottles?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wood/Spring

 
 

Southeast Alaska’s Harbingers of Spring

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Spring is a very special time in Southeast Alaska. It’s the end of a sometimes harsh, wet winter, which shares a beauty all its own. But when Mother Nature comes to town in Spring time, she brings with her a plethora of beauty and endless varieties of fresh greenery and colorful plant species.  Spring sometimes lasts well into June or July in these parts, yielding a very short growing season for us gardeners. That’s the time to take advantage of what is provided for us, to gather the bounty and put up for the winter months.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic


Relics of Southeast Alaska

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Along many of the beaches you will find any number of things left to Mother Nature to decay and corrode. Here some bundles of cable that caught my eye on a morning beach walk at the old cannery.
 
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Small towns used a generator like this one to bring electricity to the community. It’s no longer in operation but certainly a site to see its magnitude and how it served the people. I recall one of the elders telling me that it was turned on only for several hours during the day.
 
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You don’t have to go too far to see a boat like this relic, abandoned vessel. One would guess it had a lot of stories to tell. Mother Nature can be fierce in these parts. There have been many beach walks where I have found the pieces of boats strewn along the shoreline. I usually take them home, if I am able to carry them, and put them in my garden.
 
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The Harris Mine is the site of many a relic. You can even see the tracks that carried the ore mining cars from the copper mines. The place is abandoned now and all that is left are pieces of rusting machinery and an eerie feeling of hard working days from the past.
 
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And my favorite relic of all …. an abandoned and dilapidated bunk house used by the Philippine migrant workers during fishing season. Shortly after I took this photograph, the city tore it down because it wasn’t safe.