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An Experiment in Miracles

Monday, October 21, 2013

"You have to be willing to accept the information, you have to be willing to work hard. You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind."
-Brandi Chastain

This morning I found my way to one of my dear SparkFriend's blogs.

There is always a lesson, a challenge, a gift meant for me if I pay attention when I explore and interact with the SparkPeople community. Yes, along with the Spark inspiration, seemingly unrelated pieces from multiple areas in my life begin to appear, flow, and join. I notice the gradual development of a common theme, or perhaps a grand scheme, that I need to address, practice, or transform in my life. I could be used to it by now, but I choose to enjoy the magic and wonder of this creative process.

Today's offerings are about miracles, purpose, congruency, and love. I don't yet know how these ideas fit together, but I'm giving my SparkFriend's challenge a try. She suggested writing down 3 or 4 thoughts and saying them four times a day for a week.

My list is in the form of affirmations:
1. I am a miracle; God has a purpose for me.
2. I am recreating the outside me to be congruent with the inside me.
3. I choose love as my antidote to fear.

What will become of the union of my cerebral thoughts with HAWTGRANNY2014's challenge of repeated awareness and intention? What will be the practical application to benefit my health? My experiment has begun... I'll report back in a week :)

Meanwhile, SparkFriends, may your journey to health and well-being beckon you into action TODAY. May your Spark energize your travels TODAY... and TODAY may you heed that voice saying, "Go on, take a step forward, you can do it..." Believe, my SparkFriends, just for TODAY.

"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."
-Harvey Fierstein
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JSLATE2K 11/20/2013 8:34AM

    I like the concept of affirmations, in so far as I have the capacity to accept them with true faith. Lately, my capacity for true, unqualified faith has diminished, so my single affirmation has been, "I have faith in faith".

Thank you for this post, and particularly for the quote from Fierstein - if anyone knows the importance of taking care of each other, I'd say it's him; he's seen a lot; he's lived a lot; and most importantly, he's shared a lot.

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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/23/2013 6:37PM

    Awesome blog and I thank you for such a glowing recommendation. You know that I believe there are no coincidences and that we meet others as a way of waking up and learning. I believe we all leave a little piece of each other when we leave, even if just given by a smile from a passerby. we were meant to meet and share our spirit of life. We both desire to make our bodies healthy. I don't have to be a movie star just a healthy version of myself. We will make it. It might take longer than some for us to realize that the strength has been there all the time. Have the best day and I love the holly. Namaste, Pam

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CARMEL_466 10/23/2013 3:02PM

    Love your list of affirmation. Hope you are having a great day. emoticon

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SUEPERWOMAN 10/22/2013 11:55AM

Beautiful blog!

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COOKIE_AT_51 10/21/2013 9:07PM

    emoticon I love your writing style ... This sounds like a great idea. I will be looking forward to the week #1 results.

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-BLESSINGS- 10/21/2013 5:31PM

    emoticon BLOG

and I love your experiment... yes... please keep us posted...

~Wishing~ you a ~MERRY~ MOTIVATIONal MONDAY~ Deby

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STEVEN_D 10/21/2013 2:19PM

    Sounds like you are on to something with this.

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MANDELOVICH 10/21/2013 1:39PM

    Beautiful thoughts. I love this practice. Eager to hear how it goes.

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GRANDMABABA 10/21/2013 1:28PM

    Great blog! Our witness is so much better when we treat our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit! When my choices stray in the health and fitness realm it usually means I'm not paying nearly enough attention to the spiritual part of who I am. These bodies of ours are such miracles. It is an honor to be able to take the very best care of them we can. Great success to you!

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