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Sometimes the Right Things Just Pop Up

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I have been working on doing new things to make changes in my life and health; letting go of the things that I have tried and are not what I need.

This week I have removed one of the parts of my life that was just not meshing with me or assisting me in getting healthy.  At first I felt worry about how my children would react, and then I thought about how they are so powerful about making their own good decisions.  I let that go.

I thought about whether or not it was just the financial relationship to this decision making the choice for me?   Realizing that money was making me let go at this time, rather than allowing me to just drift off course, gave me more freedom to make the decision.

I felt sad for a wee bit and just sat in that feeling and still felt I had made the correct choice.

I moved into my time of meditation, reflection and journal writing and let the guide book I am using right now fall open to a new page – synchronicity – a message from the heavens of just the right words which intrigued affirming thoughts.

I thought I would like to share this reading:

“The history of a life is here, written into cells and carved into skin. My body has memories of its own carried in the tension of my shoulders, in a characteristic way of holding my head, in a crease of concentration between my eyes.  My body, absorbing pain and pleasure with equal ferocity, has kept a carful record of the passing time.

“I try to see myself as others see me, to note the crinkles in the corners of my eyes, to acknowledge that the fullness around my hips obliterates every trace of my once –adolescent lankiness.  My age is visible in the way I rise from sitting on the floor, the way I collapse into bed at night, in my losing battle with sagging stomach muscles.

“Yet though I am determined to face the ravages of time, when I look into the mirror, I feel touched in the most profound way by the sight of this old flesh-and-blood friend.

“Women have been taught to concentrate on how their bodies look, not how they feel, to see themselves as objects of someone else’s attention, rather than the subjects of their own.  And yet the truth is that I know my body from within, as no one else will ever know it.  It is adaptable, expressive, and responsive, as if by magic,.  It has introduced me to every pleasure, shared in every wondrous discovery.  It fits me.  And despite all its shortcomings, it has been a comfort to me more times than not.”

~Linda Weltner   in No Place Like Home

I would love to hear your moments of synchronicity or signs that confirmed a decision for you.  This one was so confirming to me as I move forward and I was so pleased by its revelation.

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Looking forward to your wonderful comments.

10 Responses to “Sometimes the Right Things Just Pop Up”

  1. Talon Says:

    It’s a beautiful thing when the universe speaks so eloquently to you and confirms you’ve made the right decision.
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Quest for color… =-.

  2. Patricia Says:

    Talon,
    Thank you and I agree with you fully.

  3. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. the only reason to change your body is for its own health .. otherwise you are you .. and as we gain a few years, sadly we gain a few pounds!

    Look after yourself that’s the main thing .. relax with who you are and just be you ..

    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters Inspirational Stories
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..How are the Incense Trail, Skyscrapers and the San Francisco fishing fleet connected? =-.

  4. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    I think it’s great that you’re doing what feels right to you.
    .-= vered | blogger for hire´s last blog ..Fat People Not Welcome =-.

  5. Patricia Says:

    Hilary,
    I am letting go of some long term volunteer work, to just focus on me right now- this piece felt just right to me.

    Vered,
    ME too!

  6. Jannie funster Says:

    When Jim and held hands for the first time. When I first visited the school we chose for Kelly. And just about anytime I go for a walk. Those are just somy synchronous moments I can recall.

    Of course after I post this I’ll think of a hundred glorious moments when things came together for me. Glad you’ve had an illumination.
    .-= Jannie funster´s last blog ..Funny Typos, “Like A Bord on A Wire,” 14 =-.

  7. Robin Says:

    ““Women have been taught to concentrate on how their bodies look, not how they feel, to see themselves as objects of someone else’s attention, rather than the subjects of their own.” – how true – and true for me, too. Thanks Patricia – that quote is wonderful.

    I suppose you could say I had my own moment of synchronicity 2 days ago when I was assembling the final post for my blog, and I wasn’t intending to post it till this week some time, but I accidentally published it (luckily it was pretty well finished). As I don’t use WordPress to upload I didn’t know how to hide it and keep it, so it was published, as though it was really meant to happen, and happen THEN. I’ve never had that happen before.

    I just want to say thanks for being part of my blogging journey, Patricia – it has been great “playing” with you and I know we’ll keep in contact via facebook.

    love from Rob
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..My Last Blog Post =-.

  8. J.D. Meier Says:

    I think when you continuously make the most of what you’ve got, your decisions are always reinforced because you’re making the most of them. It’s a great habit for perpetual success.
    .-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..Lessons Learned in 2009 =-.

  9. Patricia Says:

    J.D.
    I think you are very right about this…when you are making decisions or cleaning up space more opportunities open up…
    the up side of letting go
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Who Would You Stay Up All Night to Meet? =-.

  10. Patricia Says:

    Robin,
    I had to take time to digest your comments here. You will be missed. I was so happy to read that you will be putting your good info on to a web site.

    Yes! Oh Yes! we can still play on Facebook – and I can say thank you for introducing me to Jenny Mannion – I am in your debt.

    Thank you for sharing this with me and I enjoyed your last post – was just right just as it is.
    love to you
    xxoo
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Who Would You Stay Up All Night to Meet? =-.