Monday, September 10, 2007
Not having to work today, I have enjoyed a quiet morning of meditation, thinking and cleaning.
It is an overcast morning so I am not taking pictures but I took this picture of our vision board the same day that I photographed our altar.
I made this vision board in May or June, before Patrick and I had figured a way to come together.
I had a picture of Patrick from the internet ( I found it by googling. He didn't even know it existed.) I placed this picture of Patrick and a picture of myself together on the board. I think the candle is hiding me.
Imagine the feeling I had one day as we were sitting in our chairs in the livingroom and I looked over his shoulder to see the message board. I realized that, were someone standing in the door of the room, they would see us just the way we are placed on the board. Me, slightly in front of him, sitting together.
It has been manifested.
We continue to add things to the board that we would like for ourselves and our loved ones.
We keep a list of things (not all material) that we desire. We cross them off as they come to us and we give thanks.
One example is our table in the kitchen. This was our most desired material item. We wanted a place to comfortably sit together with the boys. Meals are important and I am learning the importance of sitting together and giving thanks for the abundance of our lives. It is new to me and to the boys.
Patrick experiences cooking as prayer. He is preparing something that will enter our bodies and sustain us.
When we sit together, we thank the Creator for the abundance we experience in love and life.
As we eat, I am mindful of Patrick's preparation of the meal, the care he takes and his gift for making it taste so wonderful.
I digress. Back to the table. We asked for it.
One Sunday, we were out walking and there on the side of the street was a beautiful table. The legs had been removed and were lying beside it.
We determined that if it was there when we returned, we would get it. We continued our planned walk, making no changes to shorten it.
When we returned home, we got in our vehicle and drove to where we'd seen it. It was still there so we lovingly loaded it and brought it home.
We now eat together at this beautiful, sturdy table every day. There is room for all of us and then some.
We imagine grandchildren and family dinners at this table in our future.
We crossed it off our list and gave thanks...and continue to give thanks.
The Creator wants us to have abundance. It is there, waiting for us to accept it.
It isn't difficult. Perhaps the most difficult thing is believing that it is so simple.
A joyful part of my sacred life is acknowledging this simple truth of abundance.
The vision board is a reminder and a call to acceptance.
Do you have a vision board?
Christine Kane has a very good tutorial for making a vision board.
In fact, she has many great tutorials for making a life. :)
Have a wonderful, Sacred day.
I am about to go do some sacred laundry. ;)