A Journey To: Awareness, Acceptance, and Agape Love!
The Third 30 Days: Agape Love
Days 86 – 90
The Rest of Your Life!
Congratulations on making it through the 3rd week of the last 30 days… How did you do? Did you find your passion? If you have, I would love to hear what you learned, discovered or remembered about yourself. If you still don’t know what your passions are, then continue to search. Don’t give up and when you least expect it, something will click within. Keep working on finding your passions by being open to new things! As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to send them to Lilly@WhenYouNeedaFriend.com.
The first week of our 3rd 30 days, we focused on the awareness of the EGO and then we sat with ourselves to figure out if there was someone we needed to forgive. Last week we focused on discovering our passions so we can do what we love for the rest of our life. Now, it is time to shed a few pounds of stuff and feel happy while shedding!
Happiness is a very vague emotion. What happiness is to me may not be what happiness is to you. But how does someone become happy? Click Here to listen to Brother David Steindl-Rast of A Network for Gracious Living.
I want to encourage you, as our 90 Day Challenge to Self Love comes to an end, to continue to write in your journals. Let’s begin the practice of keeping a Gratitude Journal. In this journal, you only write the good that happened during the day. Even if nothing special happened and only one person smiled at you that day, at least you go back and focus on the good in your life.
So this week we are going to focus on Generosity and giving deep from within. In doing some research, I stumbled upon this “experiment” by a group of young men who are making a difference. Totally changed my view on giving and how I see a homeless person on the street. Click Here to watch.
For the most part, the majority of the people who gave in this video, were giving from compassion. Some had been homeless themselves and wanted to be helpful. Others gave from their abundance. It doesn’t matter the reason they gave, giving brings warmth, joy and love to everyone’s spirit.
Just recently, my husband and I downsized in order to become debt free and moved into our rental property. Going through all the stuff in our beautiful home and deciding what we keep, what we sell and what we stored was a gift and a lesson. Although I gave away many things, I also sold some of my household items, there was even more that we sent into storage. (We have 2 storage facilities!) At times, I am in shock of how much I wanted to hold on to “my things” and 5 months later, with the exception of my antiques, family pictures and Christmas Decorations, I want to get rid of all of it! Downsizing and placing items in the storage facility became an exercise that created distance and has allowed me to detach from most of my possessions. Unbelievably, I feel free! I am sure I will write on the experience of getting rid of many of my possessions but for now, I need to come up with a plan to go from two storage facilities to one. 😉
Now it is your turn… Look around… See all the stuff you have! Jewelry, Clothes, Shoes, Furniture, Family Heirlooms, Knickknacks, Collectables and More! What is your attachment to these things? Can you release or sell them? By letting go of these items, could it help someone else’s life? Would you be “less than” if you no longer had them?
So here is our last assignment on the 90 Day Challenge to Self Love but it is a great habit for the rest of our lives. Giving things away!
Each day, find 3 things you want to give away… Give whatever you want to whomever you want. Of course, the closer the attachment to that item, the more profound your giving will be. For example, I will probably be giving boxes of Christmas decorations, heirlooms and furniture to my children. I will also give food or money to the homeless, without judgment of what they do with it. The importance is to give from a place of LOVE! Be creative with your giving and journal about your experience.
It is my desire that you feel a renewed sense of Love for Self and as a result, you will be able to love others from the abundance that flows within. Life is all about abundance and now it is flowing through you. Tap into that abundance and make frequent deposits into your “Self Love” account because YOU ARE ENOUGH!
Write about your experience and feelings about yourself in your journal, and please remember to do your Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) and Be Gentle (BG) with yourself. (Journal on both.) For suggestions on RAK & BG… Click on: Journal on your RAK & Remember, B
Thanks for investing in yourself and for taking this journey.
Your journey is not over
“A Journey of 1000 Miles Begins With Just One Step!”
Your Journey has just begun… Enjoy the Ride!
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