Joy In Your Own Backyard

You don’t have to travel or get away to experience joy and pleasure. Sometimes I provide that right in your own backyard. Accept My invitation to look around and find things to be grateful for. Simple things: color, light, and sounds can lift your spirit. Be reassured that I am all around you and attending to the things you have been stressing about so you can let go of them. Breathe in My fresh air and be refreshed by My gentle Presence.

#findjoy; #lotstobegratefulfor; #letgoofstress

You Are Loved, Well, and Needed

Oh, My tender-hearted one. I see and hear your hidden self-reproach. Even though others have no idea how hard you are on yourself, I see it and hear it. Sit with Me a while and feel My reassuring arm of protection and comfort around your shoulders. Let’s get back at it today, shaking the dust of yesterday from your feet. Brush off the discouragement and rid yourself of the mean things you’ve told yourself. You don’t need that negativity taking up space in your head, – nor do I want that for you. Replace it with My reassurance that you are loved, you are well, and you are needed. Repeat this mantra throughout the day, because it is My truth for you, and My truth is all that matters.  

#YouareEnough; #Godhasapurposeforme; #nomoreanxiety

Try Being Playful

Try being playful today! Don’t worry so much about how you look or how you come across to others. Just enjoy life in a more carefree way. My Spirit likes it when you dance and laugh. I created you with an ability to have some fun. It’s not “silly” or embarrassing. Being lighthearted is essential for renewal. See how this choice helps you manage your anxiety better. Let down your guard and play!

#goplay; #letdownyourguard; #beLighthearted

Smooth Away the Tension

The world is full of busy-ness. I call you to a place of calm and stillness so you can sense how near I am. While things around you clamor for your attention, I sit and wait patiently for you to turn your gaze to Me. Seek My compassionate and reassuring eyes, waiting to receive you with total love. Allow Me to smooth away the wrinkles and tension of the world, helping you to stop feeling so bad about yourself all the time. Let’s wash those things away, taking responsibility for whatever interactions need to happen to repair hurts, seek forgiveness, or release your self-blame. Breathe deeply, knowing I make all things new. Turn to Me and become repaired, whole, and freed.

#nomoreanxiety; #wholeagain; #freetobeloved

Put Your Feet Up

I am teaching you to slow down and rest. You pound your life so hard with work and physical demands, all of which take a toll on you over time. Come to Me and you’ll find rest. Put your feet up. DO LESS. I know that may seem counterintuitive when there are so many obvious needs all around you, but I don’t want to create broken warriors. Instead, I want refreshed helpers. I need people who slow their pace enough to truly listen to others. I will supply all of your energy needed for this day. Concentrate on My call bringing you to the well.

#doless; #putyourfeetup; #findrest; #slowyourroll

Heal Hurtful Self-Talk

Lay those burdens aside. Come to Me in all your fragility, presenting those agonizing thoughts and experiences you keep re-hashing over and over again in your head. Allow Me to warm you from your core, like hands hovering near an open fire. Let the warmth of My reassuring love heal that hurtful self-talk, turning those lies to ashes. You are loved, purely and simply, just as you are. The past mistakes are already forgiven. There’s no benefit to clinging to them anymore.  Let the flame of My healing Spirit take over, renewing you for Good. It’s time to let that past go.

#healingthepast; #Godslove; #positiveselftalk

Lacking Motivation

I see your weariness, recognizing that you are bone-tired and lacking motivation. What if I approached you and said, “Get up! Pick up your mat, and let’s go!” Wouldn’t you do it readily for Me, with a renewed spring in your step? What I call you to today may not be as dramatic as that story, but how I call you is the same for you as it was for that person. Your work today, – the job you are “hired” for, – is to follow Me. I call you to the labor at hand, which is work we’ll do together. I’ll energize you, feed you, and assign the tasks to be done. I’ll even equip you with  the skills needed for each assignment. Rise up joyfully, My beloved child; it’s time to get to work. Join Me in the day’s adventures ahead.