Each week, I bring you 4 gifts: 1 image, 1 quote, 1 idea, and 1 thing you might want to try, in hopes that they will raise your spirits, perhaps make you think just a bit, and feel better about life.
Here is your 11:11 for today.
Always count your blessings.
Both of my grandmothers said that to me in different ways as I was growing up. Little did they know they were imparting sage advice, not only from a spiritual perspective, but from the perspective of consciousness and mindfulness as well.
There's a reason why gratitude journals became such a big thing a few years back. Focusing on what's going right, on what feels good, on what we love, has a way of making everything else better too.
This week, I joined a group of friends in a daily practice where we are being invited to meditate on abundance for 15 minutes a day, each day. Within just a few days of beginning this work, the range of business and financial opportunities that seem to have dropped into my lap is significant.
Literally, as I wrote those words just now, I received an email from a client who completed our year of coaching just last month. She wanted to share how well things were going, including the fact that she and her small company had brought in over $83,000 in revenue over the past 4-6 weeks - even in the middle of a pandemic.
Could be coincidence - but I don't think so.
Each day for a week, try writing a now-focused statement in your journal that invites abundance into your life. Focus on what you have, what you want - NOT on what you don't have or don't want.
Write something every day - whether it's the same statement each day or a new one. Then, take 10 - 15 minutes to sit comfortably with your eyes closed, breathing slow and deep, while you contemplate that statement.
Here is one to help get you started.
"Today, I am surrounded by love and abundance everywhere I look."
Start with that, or write another of your own, but try this practice, and see what happens.
Abundance is everywhere. Why not invite it in?
P.S. I know you're tired. I also know you're strong. Remember that too.