Blessings are … a warm conversation with a stranger. It turns that stranger into a new friend and expands the energy of kindness in the universe?
29th day of the Jewish month of Shevat – the month of Blessings
Blessings are … Mind-body wellness tips. Here’s one: Be careful what words you use because the messages do affect the body. Like if a situation is annoying, best not to say “I’m so sick of this …” or “I’m so tired of this …” If you’re tired, then be tired or if you’re sick, then you’re sick, but if a situation is annoying then say exactly that – “I’m annoyed.” We don’t want to give our power away to anyone or any situation. If we say a situation makes us sick, then we’ll feel hopeless, powerless and that could cause our body to actually feel not well or cause dis-ease. Instead, identify the feeling and then process. I share these mind-body wellness tips in my newsletters which I’ll sometimes share on my feed. But if you hop on over to my site (MiriamRacquel.com) and put your email in, then you won’t miss any. Plus, I’m developing classes and will be offering a discount and first dibs (the classes will be very small – 4-6 people – so I’ll have time to give attention to each participant) for those on my email list. Let’s get healthy people! It’s really within our grasp 🙂
26th day of the Jewish month of Shevat – the month of Blessings
Blessings are … books. I have and have read hundreds of them. They are such a blessing and I appreciate all the authors who care to put into words their wisdom, talent, guidance, patience, love and humor.
23rd day of the Jewish month of Shevat – the month of Blessings 🙂
Blessings are … lowering stress by changing thoughts. I noticed that when I ask myself the question “How can I love myself even more today than yesterday?” a dialogue of compassion flows in my mind. I automatically feel a sense of expansiveness and comfort which immediately lowers my stress. For example, this morning I got lost driving and I didn’t even realize that there were some ‘beat up’ thoughts going on in my mind. When I found my way and parked, I took a moment to ask myself that question and voila!, compassion flowed and my body felt so much better Try it and see
22nd day of the Jewish month of Shevat – the month of Blessings
Blessings are … Tambourines. There’s an ancient story told that when the Jewish people left Egypt as slaves the women brought with them tambourines. The reason for this was to celebrate their miraculous redemption. The oppressors of the Jews, the Egyptians at that time, had chased them into the sea. But a miracle happened and G-d told Moshe Rabbeinu (Moses) to raise his arm over the sea and the waters split. This created easy pathways for the Jews to walk through and live. Once on dry land, the prophetess Miriam, Moshe’s sister, led the women in song and dance with their tambourines to celebrate life and the miracle Hashem (G-d) had made for them. The Torah says that in the future there will come a time again when Moshe and all the Israelites who left Egypt during the splitting of the sea will be resurrected (a Jewish concept from the Torah) to sing this song. With the Rebbe’s encouragement, many Jewish women of our generation gather to decorate tambourines and hang them on our walls not in memory of the miracle, but in order to celebrate the much awaited miracle that we expect to happen sooner than soon, when the whole world will be transformed into a place of light and kindness. This time is called Geula.
21st day of the Jewish month of Shevat – the month of Blessings
Blessings are … your creativity. “The guardians of high culture will try to convince you that the arts belong only to a chosen few, but they are wrong and they are also annoying. We are all the chosen few.” Elizabeth Gilbert. You are such a creative being. It is your blessing, it is you?
19th day of the Jewish month of Shevat- the month of Blessings
Blessings are … messes. Had people over for a meal and the sinks are full, the floor has mushed up challah (toddler’s specialty) on it, and toys are everywhere. These are the blessings of a gathering of friends and family.
18th day of the the Jewish month of Shevat – the month of Blessings
Blessings are … smiles and flowers. Sending out Good Shabbos blessings. May we all know Peace, may we all know self love and kindness, may we all bring that love and kindness to others?
17th day of the Jewish month of Shevat – the month of Blessings