Drum Beats of the Spirit and Life

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Drumming is the oldest form of music that renews our rhythms and is likened to the heartbeat of a mother when we were in the womb.  In Native American cultures drumming is used as a means to reconnect our physical and spiritual selves and put us in touch with our natural rhythms. It is also a very important part of ceremonies, rituals and celebrations of life cycles.  It puts us in tune with the rhythms of the earth and a deep place within to make us aware of our body, mind and spirit while relieving tensions, stress and aggressive feelings. It restores our energy and vibrations to bring us closer to Mother Earth and powerfully moves us toward a new level of conscious awareness.

“We are a tribe, a cauldron of potential, a seed of possibility. We are women growing, learning, deepening, clearing, opening. We are gathering. We are healing. We are ready to be in service to a new way of living, to sharing our authentic, sassy, bright, quiet, loud, vulnerable, powerful selves.”

~ HeatherAsh Amara ~
Warrior Goddess Sisters

Creating our Tomorrows

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We all know the saying ….”What we give out, we get back.” We can either give or get out of fear or love.
It’s your choice.
In this moment, your feelings, thoughts and actions are what you are creating for your tomorrows.  If you waste time on negative thinking, judging people, busying yourself with trivial matters, letting your emotions run your life or limiting yourself in any way, you are planning what is going to happen in your life tomorrow and the next day and the next.
Each and every thought you think is creating your future. When you think a negative thought it limits you and just adds to the pile of other negative thoughts that go through your head on a daily basis. This only makes us feel worse about ourselves and limits our future positive thoughts.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that you have control over this? You can change your life just by adjusting what you think. When you spend time thinking of negative things you don’t want, you are doing yourself a dis-service. That only make you more upset and unhappy. It takes you out of the “flow”. Negative thoughts only create more of what you don’t want.

“The only thing that ever limits us is our thinking.”

~ Louise Hay ~

These thoughts are now in the past. And since the past has no power over us, every thought that we choose to think today could bring endless opportunities for our future. Just think of how wonderful it would be to think positive thoughts every day.
We can create a happy and fulfilling life just by changing our thoughts about ourselves, our bodies, our friends, our associates, family members and the world.  Watch every day turn into a joyous and successful experience. And we can do all of this just by changing our thoughts.
It’s so simple.
Start by using positive affirmations. Whenever a negative thought comes into your mind, stop and tell it “Thanks for stopping by . . . ” Then change that thought into a positive one. Train your thoughts to think things that make you feel joyful and positive instead of feeling negative.  Try it and see how you feel today.
“The past is over and done and has no power over me. I can begin to be free in this moment. Today’s thoughts create my future. I am in charge. I now take my own power back. I am safe and I am free.”

 ~ Louise Hay ~

Affirmations:

I choose to think joyous and happy thoughts today.

Today, I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.

I love my life and my life loves me.
I embrace my potential to be, do and have whatever I can dream.
Everything I desire is within me.
 
About the Photo: Hedgehog Cactus at the Arizona Botanical Gardens.

Taking Life for Granted

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Get a life in which you are generous.
And realize that life is the best thing ever,
and that you have no business taking it for granted.

~ Anna Quindlen ~

 Are you enjoying the little things in life like a new blossom on a tree or the company of friends or loved ones?
What do you see first when you wake up in the morning?  Do you take a deep breath of fresh air when you walk outside on a beautiful Spring morning?
Look at your life right now and see what you might be taking for granted.
Don’t wait until a catastrophe stops you in your tracks to realize how precious your life is.
In what ways have you been taking YOUR life for granted lately?

Celebrate Spring!

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“Behold, my friends, the spring is come;

the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun

and we shall soon see the results of their love. “

~ Sitting Bull ~

 
Every day is a new beginning
Inviting us to breath in deeply the cool morning air,
Starting fresh and anew once again.
Listen to the birds singing their symphony,
Carrying their happy song around the earth.
Notice the new growth of leaves against the azure sky,
Absorb the beauty of Earth all around.
As each new morning dawns, let it be Spring!
 
About the Photo:  Spring Celebration from It’z YOUR Party!