Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Special Items

When I go to a special event, I always look for the most unusual or imaginative item.

I found a lattice-style scarf with rosettes at the junctures of the weaving.

I found metal articulated dragon “fingers” at a Renaissance Faire.

A friend showed me a lucet (a device for weaving cord) made out of a wooden spoon.

I always appreciate the original thought and use of materials when I find a special item.

It lets me take note of the artist.

There is an individual connection between the mind of the artist and its manifestation that I love to acknowledge.

I look for the unusual because it suits me.

Original ideas bubble up to me consistently and I love to create and share them.

I learned how to cultivate them very early as a child.

Of course, at that time, I didn’t realize that everyone didn’t do this.

It is a skill which can be developed, first by listening for ideas.

Next, acknowledging them, even in their simple baby-step kind of identity.

Treasure them at this stage and ask them what they want to become.

Support them on their way.

You are their nurturer.

Let them shape themselves and become better at expressing them as they grow in your mind.

Let them grow in words, art, dance, music, sculpture, weaving.

Let them be beautiful and powerful.

Love them.

Let them become special items for those individuals who can recognize your artist’s mind.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, July 14, 2017

Perfect Alignment and Cooperation

Now that I am supporting myself as part of my dreams, I am finding much better alignment and cooperation throughout all aspects of my life.

Resources for projects show up.

People with shared interests include me in new friendships.

I am a welcome contributor to meetings and events.

I have found my tribe.

After a lifetime of trying to fit in, trying to figure out how to be good enough or deserving enough, or “something” enough, I am finally where everything fits.

Location, activities, friends, productivity, new opportunities, no judgement (or very little), everything is working for me.

I have room to try things out and not get penalized for it.  

For a highly creative and adventurous person, this is a true gift.

I am able to learn a little and try it out and get better over time.

If its messy, I clean it up.  I have room to improve gently.

I am so grateful to find what works for me.

What a difference a great fit makes!

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Right in Front of the Window

In order to feel the breeze, you have to place yourself right in front of the window.

In order to feel the influence of inspiration, you have to place yourself in an open and willing frame of mind.

The ideas are always there, within your being.

When you are quiet and receptive, you can feel them and hear their guidance.

It is important to develop a daily practice of listening.

The ideas which mean the most will come to you.

You will be compelled to share them.

It is your contribution to society and civilization, your way of helping uplift and inspire and bless.

What you do will also lift you up.

As you develop the capacity to receive and share ideas, you will become stronger in your expression.

You will expand your knowledge and your capacity to bless.

The open window of ideas is positive, uplifting expression.

It is unselfish because it is available to all.

It is generous because it feels no limitations.

It is immediate, because ideas are always available.

Everyone around you can and does feel this influence.

You become the expression of a flow of uplifting and inspiring ideas which infuse the atmosphere around you.

Place yourself in front of this window.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gentle Transitions

I am learning to give myself gentle transitions as I change activities and locations.

As a former pre-school music teacher, I learned how to alert the children that an activity was coming to a close and to prepare them for the next one.

This provided for orderly clean-up and movement.

When I raised a large household of children, I organized their activities, transportation, and supplies.

Now, I am breaking down the components for what I need and enjoy and creating gentle transitions for myself.

I still need to move out of the old habitual mindset of pushing and stressing.

I really do have the time to do what I need and love to do.

I really can arrange the resources for each project.

I really can get myself where I need to be in a relaxed and timely manner.

I really can deal harmoniously with the various elements that are required for support.

I can be with people or I can be alone.

I am moving in directions that I choose and that I love.

I am learning to remove old emotional obstacles and transition gently into each step of what I enjoy.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Natural Integrity

The human mind is designed to solve puzzles and one of the things it does best is matching.

It is easy to see the differences between integrity and betrayal.

The puzzle we, the citizens of the United States, are set is to return to integrity.

In order to do this, we will need to set the safeguards much higher.

In defining the integrity of our government, we will need to become surer judges of character and create surer guards against temptation and greed.

We will need to encourage honesty and integrity in all the smaller ways, from early childhood into adulthood.

We will need to value and feel the joy and delight in honesty and innovation.

We will need to create opportunities for expression of all kinds, not just in language and mathematics, but in politics and economics.

For integrity of expression, we must honor all our citizens.

It is natural to do all things well.

Everyone has a natural tendency to excellence in things they enjoy.

As we build in integrity of expression, we will gravitate toward it naturally in government.

And because now, we know more recently the temptations to corruption, we will build better citizen protection.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Habit of Being Bold

If you are used to standing up for what you believe, you may have to move into a whole new level of boldness.

Your point of view is important in today’s world.

The noise of low standards seems overwhelming; it needs the power of your uplifting practice  to remind others of their own possibilities.

The highest nature of mankind is what we need to be cultivating.

The call to fear is an old view;  we are bigger than that.

Our love prompts us to embrace and to share.

Love and trust make room for more intelligent solutions to any problem.

The value of our collective experiences with the infusion of individual insights explodes limitations and creates new paths.

Our habit of being bold in our individual lives enable us to differentiate the truth from lies, and to share an uplifted practice which includes everyone in our communities.

Move beyond the limiting and selfish, self-centered record of the past.

Be bold enough to realize that what we all have in common, our love for our families and the desire to live in comfort and security, extends to all people.

There is plenty of room for that viewpoint to take us into a new mental expansion.

Once we accept the possibility of a good life for all, we can begin implementing the solutions that come to us with this higher view.

There are no limitations to the habit of being bold, expanded into your community.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Trusting Resources

Maybe you are in need of support and cannot find it where you are used to being able to find it.

Maybe you are needing support and it is not where you can get to it right away.

Because you have been building up a storehouse of support, you can turn to the resources which are right at hand.

Your own endeavors have begun sound reconstruction of your life, your emotions, your abilities.

Trust the work you have done.

Trust the focus you have been giving yourself.

Trust the new surroundings you have placed yourself in.

Go ahead and look at them.

Turn around and see how you are surrounded with good support.

You can match that from within.

You have attracted the support you need from the very minute that you reached out for help.

You can trust that it is right where you need it, right in front of you, surrounding you from every angle, on every side right now.

Trust within and without.

It is here for you right now.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage