♥LOVE NOTE – Saturday December 31, 2011
Hellooooooooooo dear Ones♡
Sending a huge personal ♡GREETING down the internet/blog highway from my heart to yours on this last day of 2011…….I so love beginning writing thinking of all the people reading……Yes ♡YOU are important to me…………
And I’m imagining some of you might be thinking I bet that doesn’t mean me – she wouldn’t be thinking about ME……..well you’d be surprised at how amazing my mind and heart is for remembering people and how many things touch my heart…….I bring to my mind and heart people’s names and I am able to bring up something I remember about them from so many places and experiences where I have had the privilege to share with you…………..And it might have been a Comment on the blog, a phone call, or a Facebook sharing, or an email or just simply that you have subscribed to the blog………and some of you I might not ever meet or even know that you are reading…..
Right now I invite you to take this as my personal THANK YOU to ♡YOU.……I value ALL of You reading this…..EVERY person makes a difference to me. I feel blessed… your reading and being part of susies♥heartpath blog Community matters to me!! My gratitude to you all for coming and visiting my world and hearing about what is going on for me……….♥°*”˜ ི♥ྀ˜”*°•.•.¸ღ ….
This is my175th post ♡°*”˜ ི♥ྀ˜”*°•.•.¸ღ and I am soooooooo excited and I am celebrating to have got this far…..YAY!! WooooooHoooooo! Some of you have been there from the beginning and that is amazing too!
My wish is to have you continue this writing journey with me and I have 2 REQUESTS….(1) let me know which posts you like and want more of – and which ones have stood out for you – You can do this by posting your Comments or it can be by just ticking the LIKE icon on either the blog or on Facebook on our Institute for Relationship Development page, and
(2) let me know what other topics and types of posts interest you that you would like to hear about…….. THANK YOU in advance.
Well here we are nearly to the end of this 2011 year and two images keep popping into my mind so I thought I would share them with you and see what comes up for me as I reflect on them…..I also invite you into reflection and thinking about the impact and meaning they have for you…
The first image came with the Title – This is how a paradigm is created.…..I haven’t been able to find proof that this is a true experiment, yet it does make some sense to me. What about you?
What it did do is start me thinking and pondering about…….
“I don’t know – that is how things are done around here”
What a powerful statement!!….I’m thinking about ways this operates in my world…..how I do things because “that is how things are done around here”…….even though I am generally the sort of person who does question things and doesn’t follow the norm in many areas in my life……
The other image is:
Lessons From Geese
As each goose flaps its’ wings it creates “uplift” for the birds that follow. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock achieves a 71% greater range than if each bird flew alone.
Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone.
It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power
of the bird immediately in front of it.
Lesson: If we have as much sense as a goose we stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are wise to accept their help and give our help to others.
When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and
another goose flies to the point position.
Lesson: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership. As with geese, people are interdependent on each other’s skills, capabilities and unique arrangements of gifts, talents or resources.
The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
Lesson: We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups where there is encouragement, the production is much greater. The power of encouragement (to stand by one’s heart or core values and encourage the heart and core value of others) is the quality of honking we seek.
When a goose gets sick, wounded or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again.
Then, they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.
Lesson: If we have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we are strong.
What stands out for you? What is the impact?
Questions for you: Talk about how these 2 images/sharing of information affects you and the meaning of them for you.
♥MIRRORING PRACTICE: take an opportunity to share with someone and have them ♥MIRROR you for a minimum of 5 minutes about what stands out for you and how these images and words impact you and what they bring up in you. Then switch and they share and you ♥MIRROR them. Alternatively, or as well, write about them in your journal and please share your comments here.
May 2012 bring you depths of ♡LOVE, aliveness, de♡LIGHT, ♡Happiness and well-being far beyond what you can imagine…
MAY ALL ♡LOVE SURROUND YOU, SUSIE
“Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go.” ~ His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
Still two of my favourite quotes to end the year are:
And then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Harold Thurman Whitman
“Look at every path closely and deliberately.
Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself and yourself alone one question. This question is one that a very old man asks… Does this path have a ♡heart? If it does, the path is good. If it doesn’t it is of no use.” ~Carlos Castaneda