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LoveGram: Ready to Receive?

 

Hello, my beautiful friend.

Today I send you the sweet, sudden perfume of jasmine as you pass by a cornflower blue house on a tree-lined street.

I send you the magic of the crows who show up, day after day, to underscore something important and necessary.

I send you lessons learned in losing something. And the companion joy of seeing with fresh eyes all that is not yet lost.

I send you a pause. A stepping stone to the next breath. A surrender to something bigger.

I send you your own giggle, a bubbling up of happiness for no particular reason.

 

Today, my LoveGram is about the power of receiving what is being offered.

It is about the unexpected gifts we hold in our hands.

It is about the quiet wisdom, always waiting for us to turn our eager ears to listen.

 

Hear today’s Audio LoveGram now!  Just scroll down on that page until you see the audio player. Click play! Voila!

How can you create tiny one-minute pauses in your day in order to reflect + listen?

 

Thank you for being with me today.

We are all just walking each other home. And you did just that while I was recording! (You’ll understand when you hear today’s audio.)

I encourage you to remind yourself often that you deserve a rich life, filled with connection and meaning.

 

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

P.S. This week’s challenge is to allow yourself to receive what life is offering. To assist yourself, try practicing the “stillpoint” exercise offered by David Kundtz in his book, “The Art of Stopping.” (I explain it in today’s audio!)

P.P.S.If you want to watch the author panel I refer to with David and Kim Colegrove called, “Be Still and Heal,” that link is here.

P.P.P.S. If you would like to attend any of these Wednesday author conversations, you are cordially invited! Email me and I will put you on the list to receive the Zoom link, no pressure to attend!

P.P.P.S. Here’s the link to my Facebook Live with Tricia when we were on retreat last week in which we talk about the importance of listening and receiving guidance.

 

Build Mystery

 

Hello, my beautiful friend.

This morning I send you the caw-caw-caw of the three crows who have something essential to say.

I send you the slight chill of the morning rain on your face and how good it feels to wrap Grandma’s cream-colored scarf a little tighter around your neck.

I send you the sweet scent of jasmine.

I send you wind, whipping your hair. And the stillness inside, where thoughts are calm.

I send you warm oatmeal, with cinnamon and dates.

I send you a friend you love … and an actual hug!

I send you a message, sent from your long ago self, arriving on a magic carpet memory or archaeological find.

Today, my LoveGram is about mystery and magic.

It is about waiting for something to be revealed, rather than tugging at the roots. 

(Spoiler alert: This LoveGram was inspired by something my son said when he was four: “How about if we get a bunch of wood and build something out of it with hammers and see what it turns out to be?”)

Oh … and … today you will hear from three special guests with a message in another language!

Listen here!  Just scroll down on this page until you see the audio player. Click play! Voila!

How can you allow yourself the space to build something without knowing what it is? 

How can you follow a thread or breadcrumb, with trust in this unknown path?  

Thank you for listening, today.

Thank you for your kind heart and open mind which I see and know!

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

P.S. This week’s challenge is to consider where are you allowing yourself — or could allow yourself — to follow something that interests you or sparks you? Can you give yourself permission to let life reveal what is “getting built?” Also … Are you paying attention to what you aren’t seeing? If we are only paying attention to what is front of us, we can’t see what isn’t there!

P.P.S. The books I mention in this LoveGram are Essentialism and Effortless by Greg McKeown.