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How do you stay connected with…
… when times are really hard?
BE with the Divine
- let go of control
I meditate, pray, visualize, and write my appreciation and gratitude to her every morning and ask for her to guide me and show me the way. I surrender myself to her and remain open and accepting to all she has planned for me.
reach out to my Chabad (my faith community) say tehillim (psalms),
and try to take on additional mitzvos (commandments).
daily connection with people I love and admire
Walks in Nature – Fresh Air
Put my bare feet on the earth
Seek sunshine on my face
Look at the moon and stars
Garden – watch the earth come to life
Though it’s not easy, I focus on what I can control. I can’t control how others feel, think, or do, but I can control that for myself. I usually feel more balanced after I take the necessary time to ponder what is in my sphere of power, then act accordingly.
A good book
Focus on the good and the
things in the world…
snuggling with my puppy
a cup of coffee
thank the universe for the beauty of life
Pray for healing, imagine the angels around me taking away what doesn’t serve me
I think of my grandmas looking down on me, protecting me with the forces and energy that they became one with after their passing on from the human realm!
I watch my special needs grandson
and call my sisters
Call my girlfriends
Zoom calls with grandchildren
LIGHT A CANDLE
Ask the light to fill my heart
Surrender those I love to the light
Remember – one candle, one act of love, one positive thought, one kind word…
Can change everything!
Let go and let God I am doing great! Action cures fear
There are people who would love to have your bad days This, too, shall pass
Just keep swimming. Let’s all swim down!
– Finding Nemo directive in freeing us from the system
breathe, find your center, you can do this! The shema (a prayer)
I am love and I am loved All is well I am enough
May I be happy, healthy, safe, and free I choose to embrace the mystery
We’ve gotten through other stressful things…
we’ll get through this, too… better and stronger
This too shall pass….don’t give up!
Saying that you to the universe for everything I have,
from good health to being able to look at the moon
I have a choice in every moment – to react, respond or create