Everything Happens for a Reason

“Everything happens for a reason.” I’ll bet most of us have uttered that phrase a few hundred times in our lives.

Often it’s in a moment when something happens that doesn’t make sense or seems unfair. It’s a way to buoy your spirit in a tough moment.

I wonder, though. Do you really believe it? Do you believe EVERYTHING happens for a reason? That would mean that literally nothing happens without a reason and literally everything serves a purpose.

It’s a challenging belief to hold in the face of tragedy and injustice, but it’s also a transcendently powerful belief. Hers why.

If you believe it, then this moment, whatever it is has a purpose. Your life and all your experiences have a purpose. The same is true for every other person and living being around you.

Life has a purpose. The spin of the solar system and the galaxy has a purpose. The universe itself and whatever lies beyond has a purpose.

Their are no accidents, missteps, or mistakes. Everything, despite how it seems, plays a role in the utter perfection and perfect timing of everything else.

For we mere mortals, stuck in the push and pull of time and space, it takes profound wisdom to see the perfection of the big picture. That’s especially true when that perfection means challenge and heartache for us.

Yet, the big perfection requires us all to sacrifice a little for its achievement.

So, the next time you use that phrase, consider the power behind those words and strive to see the bigger perfection beyond this self and this moment.

Wherever you are on your journey today, you are awesome!

Ray

Affirmations for the Human Future

AFFIRMATIONS FOR THE HUMAN FUTURE

Get ready for a 5-minute ride out of this crazy present into an aspirational and affirmational future world for humans.

Humanity is an underrated species. We have limitless potential, but we have to start seeing a bigger picture than the one we’re being handed in our popular culture today.

The video is set to relaxing, spacey music that takes you for the ride. The affirmations speak to our highest aspirations for a future humanity that has moved beyond earth and the challenges that keep getting us stuck in the present.

Wherever you are on your journey today, you are awesome!

Ray

Thursday Morning Affirmations for July 22, 2021

Good morning, my friends. May you enjoy a peaceful and prosperous day this day.

These affirmations simply bubbled into my consciousness this morning. So, I’m sharing them with all of you.

Wherever you are on your journey today, know that you are awesome!

Ray

When fear wins, I lose. I am doubling down on love.
I have a vision for my life and I stick to it.
I forgive my enemies under the same criteria I forgive my friends.

Silence Your Inner Critic

How well you know that voice. It’s the one that constantly generates turbulence and doubt and, when all else fails, attacks you mercilessly in an attempt to limit you.

Many have referred to this as your inner critic. It appears in those moments when you’re at your lowest and weakest and kicks you in the gut just for good measure.

Today I call on you to silence that critic, but not in the way you might suspect. The temptation might be to fight fire with fire and silence it by becoming angry or hostile towards it and at yourself for allowing it spew its toxic thinking all over your aspirations.

I ask you to see who it really is. It’s the small child that was picked last for the playground team. It’s the wounded child that felt the pain of every setback and hardened a shell around itself for protection. It’s the child that was mistreated by the world and vowed never again.

Be gentle with it. Show it love and compassion. Reassure it that going after your dreams and trusting other people is OK and even necessary.

Win it over to your cause until that inner critic, like the proverbial caterpillar, transforms into your most ardent supporter; always quietly saying, “You can,” rather than “You can’t.”

With time, effort, and patience, your inner critic becomes your inner cheerleader.

Thank you for your support of this blog. Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you are awesome!

Ray

Three Tuesday Morning Affirmations

I stand in my light speaks to the light that’s always shining within you and you need to just let shine.

I stand in my power reminds you that you are an incredible, irreplaceable part of all that is. That connects you to a power source far beyond your common understanding of this small self.

I stand in my purpose reminds you that you’re here for a reason. It’s an important reason and a reason of your choosing.

Thank you, as always, for reading and supporting this blog! Wherever you are on your journey today, know that you are awesome!

Ray