Monday, April 16, 2007
Last night I was meditating on all the things for which I'm grateful. My mind is not always cooperative. One minute I'm grateful and the next I'm wondering if I remembered to turn something off or if I remembered to feed one of the animals or are the kids sleeping, on and on. I spend a lot of my meditation time getting my mind back on track until I am actually feeling grateful...then it comes easily.
I was thinking last night that I need something that will help me remain focused. I suppose I'm a tactile person. That's something I'm learning about myself as I become more interested in different styles of art and craft.
I started thinking (you realize all of this is while I'm supposed to be meditating on the things for which I'm grateful, right? LOL)about prayer beads and it dawned on me that I could make Gratitude Beads. Something to hold onto and even use to mark off...to make a beginning and an ending..because sometimes if you're really blessed, you run out of time to meditate before you run out of things to be grateful for. I immediately turned on the light and wrote down "Gratitude beads" and then wrote "Thank you" because that just came to me and I am grateful for it. I then went back to my meditating ...praying...whatever you like to call your conscious connecting with the Creator and Source.
I like these but I was in a hurry to have them so I didn't really make them as long as I'd like. I used beads I had handy. I'm going to go buy some special beads and make some longer ones. I love the ones on my SoulCollage Cards that are really long and actually wrap around the hand.
I hope everyone is well today. The wind was really wild here last night. I foresee a nice nap because I slept very little last night. I got up and lit an oil lamp for a while, just in case the power went off. I felt like a mother lion or something because I felt sure I could have slept fine if the boys hadn't been here, but I walked the floors making sure limbs weren't bursting through the roof to hurt my babies, checking the weather to be sure I didn't need to move everyone to the basement. I am so grateful that it wasn't necessary because getting Lois down there would have been quite a challenge.
Today the sun is out and while it's still chilly and windy, it's beautiful and happy looking. :)
Have a wonderful week everyone. Love you all.