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365 Pause Practices – Day 55

 

art by Mary Kirkou

In October 2009 when I first received PAUSE, I received the words,

We all need training on how to be helpful.

The moment this thought was heard WNYHOO-NOW!

World Needs Your Help One – to – One – NOW! BEGAN.

A few moments down the road another thought was given,

“THIS IS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD.”

DON’T THINK THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR HELP?

Such is the sorrowful saga of the cubicle self heart÷mind

who sees only its own reflections, hears only its own sighs.

“KNOCK, KNOCK,” says your Inspired Self.

“Who’s there?” says the cubicle self.

“IT IS I,”

“I who?”

“I AM your Inspired Self. Why are you looking for LIFE amid your own reflections, among the dead?”

As we pause to access Inner Wisdom,

on some level, it helps everyone access Inner Wisdom.

True Wisdom is always Safe, Kind, Wise, and Truly Helpful.

As I see and hear what is
happening between Russia and
Ukraine, I am sad and angry. I
choose to pause.

I welcome Inspiration, Wisdom,
and LOVE. I ask, “What can I
do miles away? How can I be
truly helpful? I feel at a loss.” I
pause to listen for an answer.

ANSWER: “Breathe. Let these
emotions not cloud your
judgment. It is right to pause for
those who are not pausing. It is
right not to linger in anger or
fear. The world has unleashed
its darkness.

But even in the greatest darkness,

there is an even Greater Light.”

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A mother and her two young
children are sheltering in a
subway. She says to the
journalist, “I never, ever
imagined this could happen.”

As I am humbly available to Inspiration, I am re-Minded,
guided to focus on my Higher
Mind and specific Wisdom to
follow:

That woman and her children
that I just observed on the
news, I can continue to pause
for them.

President Zelensky. I can
pause for him.

Putin, I can pause for him.

President Biden, I can pause for him.

All the people. I can pause for us.

What does this mean? I won’t
know for sure until I actually
follow the Wisdom and actually
pause!

I have begun my pausing, a
Peace wiser than war is with
me. Though I am not face-to-
face with these individuals, I
can still help in trusting This
Wisdom. I’ll keep you posted.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 54

 

art by Mary Kirkou

Rest In The Space

Hoping You Find This Practice Helpful

B R E A T H E

I am willing to experience my calm, quiet mind.

B R E A T H E

I am willing to get out of my own way.

B R E A T H E

I am willing to receive INspiration.

B R E A T H E

I am willing to Be Inspired.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 53

 

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FEELING PULLED THIS WAY

AND THAT?

Do you ever struggle with making decisions? Should I do this
or that, go here or there, say something or keep quiet. You get it, right?
This morning I wasn’t sure whether to go to one place or another place.
I was moved more towards one than the other, but also felt somewhat
pulled to the other. DECISIONS, DECISIONS!

I PAUSED and THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

Suddenly, I got the message to, “STOP THINKING.” Wisdom was
trying to get through, but my thinking and figuring were
getting in the way. Once I stopped trying to force or justify a decision one
way or the other, there was an Inside Motion that literally moved me in one
direction instead of the other.

I STOPPED THINKING.

I Let My Self Be Moved in the Pause.

I followed an Inside Motion.

I went from being yanked between two different options

to moving towards one.

I thoroughly enjoyed where I wound up.

I feel NEW.

That’s the Word ~

NEW.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 52

 

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NO MATTER WHAT!

In my quiet morning pause I received:

Your worth is not measured by the world – worldly success.

In fact, your worth is not measured at all,

for only LOVE knows your true value.

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I experience LOVE not as punishing, but forgiving, not as counting my mistakes, but cheering on my great strides.

In high school, I choreographed a Pom Pom routine to the tune “No Matter What” by Badfinger. It reinforced that I am loved.

The words, “No Matter What” do not mean that I can go on about my everyday business as if no one or the world doesn’t matter; that I can be unloving and unaware of people’s needs because LOVE will love me anyway so why bother.

Rather, my choice to be aware of this NO MATTER WHAT LOVE moves me towards LOVE, therefore, I am equipped to love others as I conduct my daily business.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 51

 

art by Mary Kirkou

I received this poem in a pause in 2009 and

I am moved to share it with you.

A Silent Sound is traveling through the universe

beyond the speed of light –

a Silent Light on one path

through the center of all hearts

and the axis of all minds.

It penetrates the body of all those open to its Silence.

No matter how many years pass

or come and go

or are projected into the future,

this Silent Light

has no known beginning

for it began of its Own Accord,

before we all knew of Beginnings.

It has no end.

We each find our Life in its Light.

All of us.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 50

 

Artwork by Mary Kirkou

little, edgy nowhere mind

I trust you will beThe little me-character “cubicle heart ÷ mind” DECIDED TO DECLINE LOVE and go off on its own. Now, feeling boxed off from LIFE, it freaks out, feels uncomfortable, unworthy, but not sure why, and then projects this discomfort and unworthiness onto other people. YIKES! (page 262 ~ Download free Pause book).

You are worth a pause.

Undo unworthiness.

Practice

LETTING LOVE, LOVE YOU and

Truly Receiving This LOVE.

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Sometimes I notice that I audition my

Inspired Heart Mind,

but cast the cubicle heart ÷ mind!

I can Step Back and choose to let LOVE be my Director

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 49

 

Artwork by Mary Kirkou

Everyone Is Worthy of a Pause

Including YOU ~

I truly hope you find time to read this!

I trust you will be

encouraged, inspired, and healed by your

experiences of pausing and realizing that

everyone is worth a pause.


WHAT ONE PAUSE CAN DO

Bill and Mary

I have never been so moved by LOVE in all of my days

of working with people on this earth.

When I first met Bill, a patient on the Brain Injury Unit diagnosed with
alcoholism, he was agitated and throwing punches, one that nearly landed
on my head. Today he is calm and quite sweet. As an occupational therapist,
I am seeing Bill. He wanted to get cleaned up after breakfast, but he did not
have any clean clothes to put on his clean body. In fact, he didn’t own any
clothes. He was wearing hospital scrubs and some old shirt over those. I
offered to wash the clothes he was wearing and then went to find him some
clean clothes from the hospital’s donated clothes closet. I brought back
clothes including three sweaters and he chose the brown sweater with the
front zipper. At the end of our hour together, he looked at me and said, “You
must be tired” (from the therapy session). I looked at him and said, “You
know Bill, I was really tired when I got here this morning, but I do not feel
tired at all now. You have made my day.” I felt renewed.

Later that afternoon, I brought Bill more clean clothes. At that moment, he
looked at me, our eyes met, and I felt “seen.” The truth in me was seen. He
said, “Thank you” with a sincerity not of the ego, not out of obligation or
manners. I was floored. We sat together in silence. He thanked me again.
Then I thanked him for helping me to feel the peace of LOVE within myself.
He said with surprise, “I did that?” So today, I still see his wild, bulging eyes conveying the peace of LOVE.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 48

 

Artwork by Mary Kirkou

I Gotta Do What? Love others.

How Does LOVE love?

Through you!

We hear talk about how the world needs more loving people.

What are we all waiting for?

Some special people to show up who are specially equipped to love?

(page 74).

No worries, this is not an extra assignment. Now that you’re adjusting to
the idea that there is a LOVE that loves you AND that you can receive This
LOVE which helps you to love yourself, this all will help you love others (page 75).

It works!


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There is an intricate web of connection among us all.

In fact, it’s often easier to see LOVE in another before we begin to notice it in ourselves. (page 75)

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365 Pause Practices – Day 47

 

Investing 101 ~ Invest in LOVE

Above artwork: Mary Kirkou

How much are you worth?

Cubicle me-character givers and takers are incapable of answering
this question. Those who think of themselves as “givers”
underestimate their worth. Those who admit they are more
“takers” overestimate their worth.

All the while it is not real Worthiness at all they are estimating, but unworthiness, because Worthiness they simply do not know!

I am worthy because LOVE

created me worthy.

That’s it.

This is a factual statement

that need not be analyzed,

interpreted, defended, or even understood.

LOVE awaits our acceptance of

who we are as one who is created worthy

by LOVE.

Loving Your Self Practice ~

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We can’t get along with anyone

if we don’t love ourselves. As corny as that sounds.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 46

 

A Whole Different Ball Game

Practice in RECEIVING This LOVE

that loves you. Part 2.

Filling My Tank

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For decades I sat in quiet ~meditation/prayer/centering/contemplation/listening.
Though I could be distinctly aware of the Presence of LOVE, it would be years later that I learned I was NOT truly receiving LOVE. One morning when I was trying to conjure up some peace of mind with no success, I noticed a thought, surely given by LOVE, “Mary, stop trying so hard and simply let LOVE love you.” I about fell off the couch. Never had I considered “Letting LOVE love me!

We hear the word LOVE, how we are loved, and we study, think, and talk about LOVE, and even rest in LOVE. But,

do we really ever practice receiving LOVE?

I didn’t.

What a different day I can have now, when I begin each day

practicing receiving LOVE.

Those occasional pauses all throughout the day

of Letting LOVE love me, fill my tank too!

 

 

 

 

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