Bless Your Life in Eight Ways

Choose one way today, another tomorrow…

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Here are ways to bless your life — delight in them.

1. I meet all the people in my life with love.

Imagine all people you deal with often and imagine yourself feeling love for that person. Start with those you love. Then move to those in the neutral category and then think of those who challenge you. End with yourself.

2. I am supported and animated by the earth.

As you are walking, feel how this is true for your feet. Be aware of your heel touching the ground, and then the rest of your foot rolling forward, up to and including your toes, as you take each step.

As you continue to walk, experience the truth of this

-for your calves and lower legs. -for your thighs -for your hips -for your lower back -for your chest (take a few deeper breaths) -for your shoulders (pull them up and back, breathing more deeply) -for your neck and head.

As you end your walk, mentally thank the earth for its support for providing beauty and food for you and all living beings.

3. In what quality would you like to grow?

Think of someone you know who seems to have that quality. How does the person with that quality reveal it to you? Imagine yourself feeling more of that quality in yourself. How would your day be different? How would it change your life? Imagine that quality as a color. See and feel it in your heart and then filling your body. Imagine it radiating from you outside your body. That quality is yours. Every time you see that color, you will remember that you have that strength. Use it to do good.

4. Bless everything and everyone.

Every time you step through a door today, bless the place you are entering and all those within it. Make it a general blessing or choose something specific.

May this be a place and these people examples

— of finding satisfaction. — of peace of mind. — of compassion and kindness. — of discernment and wisdom. — of healing and wholeness. — of inspiration and good cheer.

5. See beauty everywhere.

Wherever you go, look for beauty. Whatever you are doing, take a moment to see beauty. If you find yourself in a stressful situation, stop and look for beauty. When you see beauty, you know the power in the universe for the greater good. Look for beauty.

6. In how many ways are you wealthy?

Think of your physical ancestors — your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents if you knew them. What quality do you appreciate in each of their life stories? That is the treasure they give to you. Can you see it to some degree in yourself? That is your wealth.

What can you do with ease that others find difficult? That is your superpower, your wealth.

Did you ever know how to do something that no one ever taught you? Did you ever know something just when it was crucial, but have no idea how you knew it? Do you have a knack for finding things? That is intuition, and it is your wealth.

Is there an area in life where you have mastery? That is your wealth.

7. Be a Power for Good.

Every day, when you wake up, say to God, who is the Source and Substance of everything, “I live expressing your Good today. I am a power for Good.”

As you start each new activity, remind yourself, “I am a Power for Good.”

When you arrive at a new place, say to yourself, “I am a Power for Good.”

In all situations, look for the good and acknowledge it to others.

8. Bring your book of inspiration with you.

Is there a book that gives your inspiration and guidance? Bring it with you. Maybe the book is big and bulky, like the Bible. The Bible is available from mobile phone apps that you carry on your phone. Or, find a particular part that uplifts you, such as a Psalm, or the Beatitudes, and have it with you. When you must wait on line., take it out and read it until you can take your turn.

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Aikya Param is a licensed minister, a visual artist, and writer.

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