The Eternal Optimist

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

By: Optimist International

I feel like this says it all! Does this inspire you too?

Remevolution – The Evolution of Remembering Me

Find Your David

“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” – Michaelangelo Buonarroti

It has been written that Michelangelo’s feat of chiseling David, a 17 foot statue from a single whole piece of marble was no small matter. His ability to chip away all the extraneous to expose the divine excellence within is much like Remevolution.

For the Evolution of Remembering Me (You!) is a careful sculpting to remove all that weighs down your divinity and allows you to be revealed in all of your transcendental beauty. It is an evolution of remembering who you are, what you like, what brings you joy and healing. It is tapping into your soul structure and extracting those pieces of you which may remain hidden. It is bringing YOU to life again – physically, mentally, emotionally – and reuniting who you once were with who you are now. A melding of your innate being with your experiences in a way that transforms your presence with healing self-love.

In researching David, I read that Michelangelo began David after the marble was abandoned by a previous sculptor named Donatello who deemed it flawed. I like that fact because I think…

All we need is one person to see the beauty within us in order to expose it to the light and that person is you!

We are a sum of all that we have endured in this precious life and that sum makes us who we are. When we shine the light within, we are truly ourselves.

The human experience is fraught with tough moments, but also full of precious ones. Remembering who we are – perfect, whole and complete – is the key to Remevolution.

Have A Joyful Saturday

Spirituality is the sacred center out of which all life comes, including Mondays and Tuesdays and rainy Saturday afternoons in all their mundane and glorious detail. – Christina Baldwin

It’s a rainy Saturday here and it’s just the way I love it! I find the peace inviting to soulful awareness when it’s a day I can stay home and allow the day to unfold. If I have too much scheduled for a Saturday, then Sundays are my appointed day for renewal.

I don’t know about you, but I need that downtime after a busy week. I need a chance to just be, to ground myself and to center my breath and being. I make part of the weekend dedicated to me when I can. Whether I have get up early before anyone else in the family or stay up later, I carve out me time.

My normal workweek routine doesn’t change and I rely on what has been working for me for a long time. But on the weekends, I expand it, even if I still need to get up early in order to have my alone time, it’s worth it. Yet, I try to sleep in one morning if I can during the weekend because I feel that it’s like a mini vacation to sleep a little later once a week (or twice if I can manage it!)

I give thanks, whether by writing in a gratitude journal or simply saying it daily. I recommend the journal so that you can look back and appreciate the goodness when you need a little pick me up on a dark day. Sometimes I do it in the morning routine if I was too sleepy to do it before bedtime.

Before I leave the bed (if I’m not running late), I quiet my mind and allow whatever is to come to me come. Sometimes I awake with a song in my head as a message for the day. Sometimes there’s only peace and quiet until the Parent voice in my head tells me to get up and get moving which isn’t a good way to start the day. I usually quiet that voice by stretching and getting up.

With my morning coffee, I say a quiet prayer for the day ahead. A prayer to God, the Universe, my higher self, my angels with the request to pave the way ahead for me for my highest good.

I pull a card from one of my decks as well every morning and use that message as the one for the day. Sometimes if I need more detail, I will pull a second card as well. I keep track of them by saving or emailing myself the message for the day.

If I’ve heard lyrics or a song in my head that morning, I will google it and listen quietly sipping my coffee. Usually there’s a small message in it for me. Most of the time I know the song or at least the lyrics, but sometimes I only have the phrase running through my head and have to investigate.

I try to stand outside every morning even for only a few minutes just to look at the sky, feel the air around me, and notice nature. It’s surprising how many people don’t notice the sky everyday. But I understand why because I went blindly through my days for a long time, too rushed to take the brief moment to acknowledge the sun, the raindrops, the smell of the air change during rain or snow, the snowflakes, and the night sky full of stars and the moon in her every phase. But nature is important and noticing the little nuances expands our communion with our world.

What does your morning or evening routine include? If you don’t have a set one, how would you like to begin or end your day? Feel free to be flexible with your routine, but remember to try every day and don’t beat yourself up if you skip or miss a day.

What’s YOUR mantra for 2020? — Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

I AM.

What’s YOUR mantra for 2020? — Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

I saw this awesome post today and thought it would be fun to show it here as well! I hope the author, Princess Rosebud, doesn’t mind that I am sharing it here too!

I am revered, successful and focused.

What a perfect combination for me! I would love to read what your mantra is for 2020!

Come on! Play with me!

Just Let Go

Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be and embrace the one that is trying to introduce itself. – Caroline Myss

I found this quote the other day and thought it was a great one to begin Remevolution! Because how many times are we stuck in the limiting beliefs of what our life should be? We sometimes get so stuck in the should be’s that we turn away from reality or disregard possibility because we can’t or won’t look beyond our perceived limitations.

Sitting quietly often helps me to see how my choices limit my life. Saying no to invitations or not pushing out of my comfort zone kept me small, hidden and isolated when what I really wanted to be (and I am innately) is a people person who loves to laugh and socialize. What happened to me were a series of hard knocks that broke down my self-esteem and confidence. Those events broke my heart wide open and for a long time I was unable to pick up the pieces and pull myself back together.

While I lamented the events that caused the whole disruption of what I thought my life was and should have continued to be, I have found gratitude in being able to blossom again with the freedom to be me! The catalyst broke me wide open so I could find those pieces of myself that were hidden under layers of years of co-dependency, illness, hard life lessons and the boulder of belief that I was responsible to keep everyone happy no matter the cost to me.

Behold! The Remevolution arrived and the Evolution of Remembering Me unfolded before me as a journey that I knew I had to take. It wasn’t easy, but it was well-worth the soul searching, the uncovering of limiting beliefs that were hidden in my childhood domestication and the realization that this life is mine. My life is precious. It is I who needs to fall asleep on the pillow with peace in my heart. I answer to myself. What others believe about me is not my business, but instead, it is their perception of who I am.

I’ve found a tribe who understand me. We’ve grown together on this journey, each in their own way, but also as a collective reminder that there’s more to ourselves when we allow the journey of discovery to begin.

Can you put aside the limiting perception of what you life should look like for a few minutes each day? Can you ask yourself in a quiet time to speak to you about your journey? Can you open yourself to limitless possibility that may not be what you’re thinking?

The answer is Yes, You Can!

The last question is Are You Willing To Try?

Closing Time Is A Rebirth

Closing time…every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. – Semisonic

Closing time
Time for you to go out into the world…Closing time
Time for you to go back to the places you will be from.
Closing time…Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
– lyrics by Semisonic 1998.

We can’t look at 2020 as a new beginning until we look at the other beginning’s end. I woke up with this song in my head this morning. Do you know it? It’s an oldie, but I like it.

Closing time…every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Dan Wilson of Semisonic explains the double meaning of the song. “Some bouncers yelling things, closing time coming, all that imagery, literally, that’s how the song started and then when I was halfway done, I started realizing the whole thing was a pun about being born, so I just made sure that the rest of the thing could ride with that double meaning, but nobody got the joke and I didn’t bother to explain. I thought everyone would get it.”

“It’s all about being born and coming into the world, seeing the bright lights, cutting the cord, opening up into something deeper and more universal,” Wilson told Mojo.

I’m not great with endings. I don’t think there’s many endings in my life that aren’t covered in claw marks from me not wanting to let go of whatever it was – relationships, homes, jobs and even vacation time. I’m not good with goodbyes and maybe that’s just me. I’m not even really good with them when there’s something wonderful on the horizon. But saying goodbye to 2019 wasn’t hard for me because I’ve been evolving over time.

What is evolving? The Evolution of Remembering Me or Remevolution as I’m calling this, sounds like a fancy phrase, but there is a lot behind it. It’s a journey, just like the life journey we’re on. It’s a way in which we can see from the observer point of view in 20/20 (and 2020!) hindsight that clears out the misunderstandings, the red flags, the shame, the burdens and the toxic beliefs that we’ve been holding onto in order to make room for our growth into who we authentically are without carrying the heaviness that’s been weighing us down over time.

It’s a clearing in order to begin with a fresh start where we’re centered, grounded and we know that we are only responsible for ourselves. When we’re living with gratitude and we are honoring ourselves and others to be who we all are, then there’s a peace that comes along with it. Believe me, we all have this capability, but sometimes we just need a friend to guide us and to lend a listening ear as we process.

From a young age, I was a listening ear. People would tell me what was going on and I was able to understand from the observer point of view. I could see the heart of the situation even when it was clouded in a smoke screen. I’ve cultivated that strength into a sort of channeling now as I’ve grown older and wiser and more open to my gifts which has helped me immensely.

I want to help you to clear out the past in a kind way in order to find peace in the present and hope for the future. We can do this together. It’s Closing Time. Let’s put our heads on the pillow and be at peace so that we can wake up in 2020 with light, love and pure intention to have our best year yet!