I can't look at a sunrise without feeling a tremendous sense of serenity, peace and calm. It's almost, if not, a spiritual experience.
Not matter what Higher Power you believe in, seeing the sunrise at just that moment of beauty before the sun rises just a little higher, is a moment to remember throughout the day.
I believe that if you ask for what you want, it will come to you.
A daily affirmation is just a thought to keep your mind on the right path. What I am talking about is something more than an affirmation. It is a desire deep inside that takes hold of your sub-conscience and begs to be heard.
A rather trivial example is what happened to me recently. You know I have been unsettled at work this year. I wasn't sure if I wanted to quit now, work part time, or retire. Terry and I discussed it and retiring was decided, but I still couldn't reach that elusive harmony. My deepest desire was to begin working part time as I did when I was hired 12 years ago. I was burned out when I left another job and came to this one. At the time, part time job was the answer. In my heart, I knew I was in that same situation yet again. Also, my position would not be that easy to fill. How much notice should I give before I leave. I wanted to be fair, but I also wanted to look out for myself in certain matters. I dwelled on it for almost a month. Then one morning at work, our owner called us together for a staff meeting. He gave us the news that we had lost one of our customers to a business merger. The news came at the worst time of the year, as we usually have a slow end of the year and cash flow would be tight. There were not going to be any layoffs, but we needed to replace that customer and increase sales to maintain the same staff level. If we had any questions or concerns he welcomed us to come to him with further questions.
Here's where the answer from the Universe comes in. When I spoke with him, I told him that I would like to again work part time. I compromised set part time hours with an offer to do what I needed to do for the day then go home. I also mentioned to him that if things didn't pick up and he felt the need to limit office staff, I wanted him to take into consideration that I am going to retire at the end of the year.
Relief....calm...serenity. I am a path to Harmony at work.
I would be interested to know what you think about asking for what you want, whether it's prayer to your God or whatever Higher Power you recognize.
I have been married forever to the most wonderfully considerate man there is. I love my home and garden and all the critters that come to visit us there.
I love to bead, sew and crochet and any other creative art that calls my name. I am on a journey to find my inner Zen and to attain a higher level of spirituality.