Shutting Down

I will be honest…there are many days I feel I am done posting within the Canvas, but then someone reaches out in need and my quill begins freely writing what is needed for the day. Letting go of what I feel should or should not happen, I release the words back to the universe (and the Internet), knowing they will find their way to those in need.

Letting go of my own feelings, there is a greater feeling or desire to help others find their way. Don’t ask me where I am going! Don’t even ask my advice..I have no idea! Instead…look within your heart and see what is calling.

Stepping into the Canvas allowing for shutting down. Sometimes we have no other idea what to do next or an agenda for the day…these are those moments of solitude. It is in these moments that our greatest joys and ideas come from…go now…try it…try shutting down…Ani Po

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Disconnecting…Only To Re-Connect

It is very easy in today’s busy schedules, to get caught in a trap of disconnection. The disconnect comes not from our daily mundane schedules, but through a disconnect with what matters most.

What matters most can be different for each person. For some it matters to be playing sports, reading a book, watching TV, tending to their children. Whatever the case, these are important. With our own self value, we find peace and comfort in special things that make us feel good.

Recently my schedule was inundated with “stuff” and I failed to see the importance of unplugging my agenda. In failing to see the signs, the universe once again shows me the way. With my desktop PC crashing and burning, my iPad crashing without allowing me to communicate, I am left stranded… Stranded from what I think is important. Failure to see what is important, I miss the mark once again… Silly human!

Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever saw signs of needing to slow down, but failed to heed the warning? It is necessary to heed these warnings, listening to our bodies and that internal guidance system. Failure to hear these signs, we are sure to be shut down by a universal force. In the past I was a workaholic, failing to take needed down time. In failing to do so, I inadvertently became ill. Some would say this has nothing to do with my schedule, I know differently. When I fail to slow down my body would shut down… Off for three days to catch up. This time it was not physical it was more of a mental shutdown.

Thankfully, I am healthy and able to work within the canvas. The PCs those will be repaired in due time, and I will be up communicating as before. Learning from this, I must remember to Steppeway…

Stepping into the Canvas, taking necessary downtime. Unplugging from the mundane, reconnecting with the divine… We are led once again into bliss. Once we unplug from the distractions of our days, we can reconnect with a universal life force… Reconnecting to our very soul. In our disconnect we are reconnected once again.

The Canvas Of Life

In a world of technology and distractions, we forget to step into the canvas of life. Laid before us to enjoy, often forgotten, we fail to embrace all that the canvas has to offer. Painted by source, enjoyed by few, free for all to enjoy. Unplug the PC, turn the phone off, and dare to not answer an email.

While technology can be a great asset it is often a great distraction, pulling us away from what really matters…being in the now. To be in the now does not necessarily mean to be in the know and often creates an image of disconnect. Not disconnected from source, but from distractions: news, everyday monotony, and often more sadness. It is time to re-acclimate ourselves with nature and enjoy all the canvas has to offer. Take a walk, ride a bike, do nothing. When was the last time you did nothing?

I had a wonderful discussion with a friend today, as we reminisced about the days of youth. We didn’t have cable, didn’t have cell phones, didn’t have email or PC’s to occupy our time. No…none of that! We just went outside and played. Ahhh…the good ole’ days!

When I stand before God at the end of my life,

I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,

and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”  ~Erma Bombeck

Stepping into the Canvas unplugging from the rest, enjoying life as it were meant to be. In a world of distractions it is even more important to just be our authentic selves and do what we want to do. Living life to the fullest did not earn itself by riding the desk or surfing the net. Dare to take in the nature around you, feeling the breath of life travel in and out of your being…