Archive for the ‘Breakfast for the Spirit’ Category

Patience is a virtue!

Sometimes easily said than done.  There are times where I just have to stop everything and slow down.  Take time to reflect, meditate, and pray. Remove myself from the activity of doing and just “BE”.

What helps me is to remember what’s important to me.  For me feeling the closeness of God’s Spirit in my day to day.  Living in a balanced way by being present in every moment, every conversation, every action that I take.  For example, when I work on my clients(massage).   I greet them, read their intake chart, listen to what they are saying to me about how they are physically feeling.  The most important info that I get is once I start laying hands on them, their body tells the true story.

I listen with my eyes, ears, heart and hands.  I have to exercise patience and be completely present.  In this moment, I also ask God to guide and direct me in the session as I knead the muscles and work out the knots. Does this happen every time?.  Sometimes not,  if I have not spent time getting in a patient and focused state of  mind prior to my sessions starting for the day.

So I try to apply this same principle in greeting my day when I wake up in the morning and throughout the day.  Listening with my eyes, ears, and my heart.  Here’s a poem I wrote years ago, at a time when I was learning how to exercise patience.  I hope you enjoy it!


I’m anxious Dear Lord, to be out from the snare

“Be anxious for nothing, just keep it in prayer”

I wait on you Lord to show me your will
“Just watch for my signal, Until then just be still”

The weight of the world presses down on me
“The weight of the world isn’t bigger than ME”
I know you are there to hear my prayer
“Yes I can hear you, I am fully aware”

I’m stopping right now, dead in my tracks
“Turn away from the world child, stay calm and relax”
I wait on you Lord to give me your will
“Just watch for my signal, Until then just be still”

I’m cutting out of my schedule those things that distract
“Now open up my word, study and reflect”
Peace comes with silence, peace comes with a price
“Peace comes when you realize what’s wrong and what’s right”

You keep me in perfect peace when my mind stays on you
“My promise you can depend on, I designed it for you”
I’m still waiting Oh Lord, please show me your will
“Your patience will be rewarded, Until then just be still”

Thank you for being my friend, my comforter, my vine
“Your life I planted from a perfect design”
I stop, I wait, I watch, and I pray
“You’ve done well my child, your blessing is on the way”

Copyright © 2003 by Wanda Gaskins


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Ok..so some might say “What’s the difference?”.

Well, lately I find myself reflecting on what “Trusting” versus “Knowing” means to me.  For me, when I say “Trusting”, there’s a feeling of Hope connected to it.  I’m not saying anything is wrong with Hoping, I just noticed what it feels like for me when I say the word Hope.  There is a sense of uncertainty that I feel.

However, when I say the word “Knowing”, like..”I know that I’m supported by Spirit” or “I know that my life adds value in this present time”, I feel more sure and confident.  Going through this exercise has me really thinking about what I speak to myself and the vibrational belief associated with EVERY SINGLE WORD!

Why is it that I take no second thought to things like waking up the next morning, putting the key in the car ignition and it turning over, or even flipping the light switch and expect the lights to turn on.  This may seem trivial, but I flow in knowing that these seemingly simple things will result in a positive outcome.  I don’t spend time being in any kind of anxious thought about it because  I automatically flow in “Knowing”.

Well then, I want to have that same energy with other aspects of my life.  I want the word “Trust” to feel the same as “Knowing”. So now, I am practicing that when I say or think the word “Trust”, I visualize turning whatever the situation is over to GOD because I “KNOW” with confidence that I am moving in the right direction with whatever is going on in my life.

So, I’m choosing daily to start my day off with a big plate of “KNOWING”…enjoying this clip from Dr. Wayne Dyer.

“KNOWING THE MAGIC OF PROSPERITY” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3MBOZS4bok

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Yogi Tea for this morning:  St John’s Wort Blues Away

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Enjoy this beautiful Releasing Fear Mediation that is gentle and calming

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Add a little passion to your life: it may make you healthier with its many health benefits.

I’m not talking about the fruit, which by the way has some great benefits, I’m talking about living with Passion!  Dictionary definitions that I’ve found are:

A strong feeling or emotion;something that is desired intensely.

When I think about these definitions, for me it matches how I feel..“Passionate enough about my life to consciously enjoy working through the bitter to experience the sweet”.  As I said in my first posting, “Crossing the bridge from de-pression to ex-pression.

Now, take a few moments, get comfy.  Warm up some tea or fix a healthy smoothy and enjoy these 2 clips I selected just for you:

Clip #1:


Clip #2:

(Speaker Tony Robbins talks about how making a small change can make a GREAT difference!)

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Good Morning and Thanks for joining me!

Let me pour you a cup of Yogi tea, a special blend called “Relaxed Mind” To help us get our energy started, how about a bowl of warm oatmeal.  I like mine with brown sugar, butter, and milk.  Let’s find a comfy spot and check out Marianne Williamson as she reminds us to “Start Our Day Right”.


Get information on the “Relaxed Mind” tea made by Yogi Tea here:


Enjoy your day!

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