I don’t play favourites with seasons

I enjoy being present in whatever season I’m in and it’s one of the things I love most about being Canadian – especially Albertan! The seasons here are distinct, each with their own flavor, joy and gifts.

The gifts of spring are particularly vivid for me this year as we watch the beautiful unfolding of the backyard in our new home.

When we saw the house in November it was already brown and dry and dormant. By the time we moved in December the features of the yard were covered in snow.  We’d seen one picture of the backyard in the summer in the real estate listing but we had not witnessed it for ourselves.

As the snow disappeared we watched with wonder as the indistinguishable lumps reveled themselves as shrubs and rocks in our backyard waterfall. We listened with excitement as a huge flock of robins used our backyard spruce tree as a strategy base for deciding who was going to nest where. The days are growing longer and the sun grows stronger, and the late spring that is the hallmark of the high-altitude of this region is playing out.

Right now it appears as if there are only dry looking twigs on every bush and tree, but on closer examination, there are buds!

Even though the tiny tips of the buds are tight they hold promise. They hold hope. I know with every cell of my being they will burst into leaves and be lush and beautiful. Prying the buds won’t make it happen faster. Poking the trees in frustration won’t work. Patience and belief, the sunshine and the rain, and time. It’s a process.

When it feels like all hope is lost and everything appears dry and dead, imagine what is on the other side of the heaviness just like we imagined our garden beneath the snow. Know will every cell of your body that there are buds that will emerge as you warm yourself up, raising your vibe and training your own light onto your dreams and goals.  See your tears as the rain that nurtures the plants and allows the soil to become fertile again.

I forgive myself for believing that because things are dark and still at the moment there isn’t buds of hope

I give myself permission to find the small glimmers the little buds and focus on them

I can stay in the darkness or I can shine my light to bring forth abundance. I choose to shine my light.

I am free to shine my light today when I begin the project I’ve been thinking about.

I know how it feels to shine my light and watch things grow, it happened when I…

My light does transform hope into reality, that’s me!

I’m grateful for the gifts of each season in my life.

Each morning I wake to just a little bit more green in my back yard…and in my life. It is there, even if sometimes you have to really look for the evidence.

For me, spring is about the evidence of beginnings, the hope and the joy.

May your life reflect spring today!

Namaste,

Suze

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I don’t play favourites with seasons

I enjoy being present in whatever season I’m in and it’s one of the things I love most about being Canadian – especially Albertan! The seasons here are distinct, each with their own flavor, joy and gifts.

The gifts of spring are particularly vivid for me this year as we watch the beautiful unfolding of the backyard in our new home.

When we saw the house in November it was already brown and dry and dormant. By the time we moved in December the features of the yard were covered in snow.  We’d seen one picture of the backyard in the summer in the real estate listing but we had not witnessed it for ourselves.

As the snow disappeared we watched with wonder as the indistinguishable lumps reveled themselves as shrubs and rocks in our backyard waterfall. We listened with excitement as a huge flock of robins used our backyard spruce tree as a strategy base for deciding who was going to nest where. The days are growing longer and the sun grows stronger, and the late spring that is the hallmark of the high-altitude of this region is playing out.

Right now it appears as if there are only dry looking twigs on every bush and tree, but on closer examination, there are buds!

Even though the tiny tips of the buds are tight they hold promise. They hold hope. I know with every cell of my being they will burst into leaves and be lush and beautiful. Prying the buds won’t make it happen faster. Poking the trees in frustration won’t work. Patience and belief, the sunshine and the rain, and time. It’s a process.

When it feels like all hope is lost and everything appears dry and dead, imagine what is on the other side of the heaviness just like we imagined our garden beneath the snow. Know will every cell of your body that there are buds that will emerge as you warm yourself up, raising your vibe and training your own light onto your dreams and goals.  See your tears as the rain that nurtures the plants and allows the soil to become fertile again.

I forgive myself for believing that because things are dark and still at the moment there isn’t buds of hope

I give myself permission to find the small glimmers the little buds and focus on them

I can stay in the darkness or I can shine my light to bring forth abundance. I choose to shine my light.

I am free to shine my light today when I begin the project I’ve been thinking about.

I know how it feels to shine my light and watch things grow, it happened when I…

My light does transform hope into reality, that’s me!

I’m grateful for the gifts of each season in my life.

Each morning I wake to just a little bit more green in my back yard…and in my life. It is there, even if sometimes you have to really look for the evidence.

For me, spring is about the evidence of beginnings, the hope and the joy.

May your life reflect spring today!

Namaste,

Suze

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Give Peace A Chance

Last month I stayed at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. It is the 50th anniversary of John and Yoko’s famous “bed-in” Give Peace a Chance which took place there.
There is more peace in the world now than 50 Years ago, and there can be more peace tomorrow than there is today – if each of us consciously chooses peace instead of confrontation.
You see, peace is not the opposite of just war.
Anger reminds me to develop peace within.
Judgement reminds me to create compassion… which is peace with how I see others.
Annoyance reminds me to find the calm… peace of mind.
Peace is an inside thing – not something that is “out there”.
Each of us, bringing more peace to our day in simple ways will create a wave of peace.
forgive myself for believing that peace is hard right now.
I give myself permission to increase my peace today.
I can choose anger, judgement or annoyance, or I can choose peace. The one that supports me is to choose peace.
I’m free to remember that my peace happens within me, and I expand it by looking out at the trees.
I know my peace – it happened when I walked into the house yesterday.
I am increasing my peacefulness and rippling it out into my world.
I am so grateful to Tina for sending the invitation below to me and to you, and I am so grateful to myself for developing more peace in my day today!
Namaste,
Suze

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Give Peace A Chance

Last month I stayed at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. It is the 50th anniversary of John and Yoko’s famous “bed-in” Give Peace a Chance which took place there.
There is more peace in the world now than 50 Years ago, and there can be more peace tomorrow than there is today – if each of us consciously chooses peace instead of confrontation.
You see, peace is not the opposite of just war.
Anger reminds me to develop peace within.
Judgement reminds me to create compassion… which is peace with how I see others.
Annoyance reminds me to find the calm… peace of mind.
Peace is an inside thing – not something that is “out there”.
Each of us, bringing more peace to our day in simple ways will create a wave of peace.
forgive myself for believing that peace is hard right now.
I give myself permission to increase my peace today.
I can choose anger, judgement or annoyance, or I can choose peace. The one that supports me is to choose peace.
I’m free to remember that my peace happens within me, and I expand it by looking out at the trees.
I know my peace – it happened when I walked into the house yesterday.
I am increasing my peacefulness and rippling it out into my world.
I am so grateful to Tina for sending the invitation below to me and to you, and I am so grateful to myself for developing more peace in my day today!
Namaste,
Suze

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Same Seat, Different Perception

I remember a flight a number of years ago when I was seated in the very last row. The seat didn’t recline, the smell was less than stellar and people were continually bumping into me as they made their way to the bathroom within arm’s reach of me. That day I was annoyed. Perturbed. Frustrated.

Today I find myself in the same seat. The circumstances are the same, but my perception is different. Today I am grateful. Peaceful. Free.

Grateful to my dear friend who gave me a standby ticket. Grateful I got the last seat on today’s flight. Grateful for air conditioning and the adorable sundresses in my carry-on as I head to Phoenix (a cool 36C at 9am, on its way to a high of 45C today). Grateful to join my family as we surprise my eldest brother on his 70th birthday (I won’t be posting this until after the reveal!) Grateful for a happy family occasion (the last two times the 5 of us were together was for my parents’ funerals within 6 months of each other, 3 years ago).

Grateful for Phil’s understanding and encouragement as he gently reminded me of my own medicine this morning.

Ever so grateful to myself for my willingness to embrace my personal growth that has given me the gift of my blissful freedom to just BE.

Grateful to be mindful and experience fully these pivotal life moments.

Grateful for my supportive perspective.

Grateful to be completely at peace.

I forgive myself for believing that outside people, circumstances or situations need to annoy me.

I give myself permission to be who I really am, regardless of the circumstances.

I can let other people or situations (or the weather!) control my life, or I can BE solidly who I really am. I choose to rise utilize all outer influences to Become more of who I really am.

I am free to BE my best self today when I…

I know how empowering it is to rise above challenges, it happened when I …

I am solidly my best self.

I am so grateful for my ability to use whatever happens to be more of who I really am.

Yup, there is still an interesting odor that occasionally wafts over the aisle to seat 24E. Some of the other passengers have a “sorry for you” expression when they catch my eye while they wait in line for the toilet. The flight attendant offers me extra pretzels because I’m “wedged in there so tight”. I’m enjoying a cup of peppermint tea. My back will really appreciate the stretch out in the pool this afternoon.

And I have tears of gratitude for BEing in seat 24E today.

May your day bring you the peace and freedom of BEing an even better version of your best self than you were yesterday.

Namaste,

Suze

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