12 Days of Gratitude Day 3: Communication

On this 3rd day of Gratitude, I am grateful for the ability to Communicate – to receive communication from so many sources, and to be able to communicate my wants, needs, and feelings to others. Imagine what chaos and pain there would be in the world if we couldn’t effectively communicate.

When I walk around and pay attention, I notice so many different ways we receive communication. One way to look at it is through our senses.

12 Days of Gratitude 2017 Day 3 Communication by Baylan Megino

12 Days of Gratitude 2017 Day 3 Communication by Baylan Megino

Communication through Observation

It was liberating when I realized we receive communication visually in images, written words, and in observing the happenings around us. If you really think about this, then you might become overwhelmed with the sheer volume of communication we are bombarded with every day.

“How is observing a way of communication?” you may wonder. Well, what are the thoughts that come to mind as you walk through your day? If you are on a crowded sidewalk, what do you see? Perhaps you observe a woman holding a child’s hand. Why do you think you were drawn to notice that one particular visual, and not drawn to notice another person, or a different picture in a store window?

Communication with Higher Mind

In my way of navigating through the world, this is how we receive communication from our inner mind, our higher mind, our spirit guides, our angels. We notice things with the intention of receiving communication in any form. Then it is our job to interpret what we are receiving.

Sometimes we then need to determine if the message is for us, or for someone else we are in contact with. For those of us who are more sensitive to receiving messages, it is important to know when the communication is meant for you, or meant for another.

Communication through Words

Most of the time we communicate through words – this is a very direct and simple way to communicate. We convey the nuances of our expressed thoughts using verbal and written words. The only filter we contend with is our bias related to the particular words, and this bias can be far-reaching. This filter is culturally influenced, whether the culture is centered on ethnicity, geography, family, spiritual practice, sexual orientation, academic institution, etc.

When we become aware of our own biases, then we increase the potential to accurately receive the intended communication.

The Power of Words to Create

Words are thought energy shared. When a thought is shared, it can become a concrete thing through action. That very action shapes the experience of all those involved. So words are powerful because they have the potential of affecting others, the potential of catalyzing the creation of something – a thing, a situation, a relationship.

When you think about it, if you truly understand this concept, and harness that knowledge to create what you want, then you have the power of creation.

Communication through Actions

I remember being confused and frustrated one day because someone I cared about said one thing, and did another. I had begun to question my ability to understand what they wanted to communicate.

To help me understand, my best friend said, “It’s not what they say that is important. It’s what they do that tells you how they really feel.”

It's not what they say - It's what they do by BaylanMeginoIt makes sense. How many times have you heard someone agree to do something, and then turn around and do the opposite or something else? Their words didn’t match their actions. Consider that, for whatever reason, they did not want to say No. So if you know this mismatch is possible in a situation, then watch what they do. How do they Act? Actions communicate a wealth of information. But we’ll get into that with more depth another time.

We are all familiar with simple actions that communicate: “The Look” from mom, the tug on your hand or arm to stop you from walking onto a busy street, a hug, a gentle rub on your back, a smile. Actions communicate whether to move toward that person, or to head the other way. We’ve all learned how to interpret actions so that we know which way to go.

Communicate with Music

Music without words can communicate deeply. The sounds are vibrations that our minds and bodies translate. When listening to a symphony by Beethoven, I can hear so many emotions being expressed – love, anger, longing, excitement. I can also imagine peace, beauty in nature, storms, a horse chase. Such music paints pictures in your mind, which then releases a flood of chemicals based on the emotion being experienced.

Music also communicates with your cells. When listening to a song using Tibetan singing bowls you are brought through an inner journey. Depending on the tones used, different energy centers in your body are woken up. These energy centers, known by some traditions as chakras, then vibrate to resonate with the tone, and to realign to its optimal condition.

I’m getting deep here – but if you understand the power of music to change one’s cells, then you have a key to healing.

While these are some of the major ways of communication, I’ve actually shared some grains of information that underlie some of the powerful ways of ancient healing. Can you see them?

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12 Days of Gratitude Day 1: Good Health:

12 Days of Gratitude: Day 1- Good Health

 

 

 

12 Days of Gratitude: Day 2 – Mobility

Today I am grateful for Mobility – in all its forms. Several years ago I had a mentor who had survived a broken back. She was immobile for months, and had to relearn how to use almost every muscle in her body. Being able to move her pinkie finger was a celebration.

That really puts our physical mobility into a different light, doesn’t it? On a few occasions I have felt my knees not ready to flex while going down the front stairs. That has immobilized me momentarily, because the pain was acute. With a few stretches and slight knee-bends, I was able to continue on my way. So our physical health and flexibility is key to our overall mobility.

Ask a chiropractor or physical therapist – they know all about the importance of flexibility and the body’s ability to respond with the level of comfort and strength needed.

12 Days of Gratitude Day 2 Mobility by Baylan Megino

12 Days of Gratitude Day 2 Mobility by Baylan Megino

We take so much of our mobility for granted.

Then after looking past my body and my ability to move it in any direction I choose, I then look at vehicles.

Something as simple as riding a bicycle takes coordination. AND the ability to afford/have a bike. For some, that is the first main challenge to being able to function beyond your immediate four walls.

Expand that ability to include driving a motorcycle/scooter, or the much larger car or truck, and you have the ability to travel farther and faster than possible in past centuries.

Today it is so easy to step outside, get into a car, and just go. Can you image not being able to travel with such ease?

Now with the recent rise of inexpensive car riding services, we don’t even have to own/lease/rent a car. In this Lyft-enabled / Uber-enabled world, where a waiting vehicle is only a phone call away, we can’t imagine not being able to travel quickly and relatively inexpensively.

In certain times when my movement has been limited by lack of access to a vehicle, it’s been very challenging to downshift and still get things done that I’ve needed to accomplish. Business appointments, grocery shopping, doctor appointments, general shopping – these all require traveling distances that are not easily covered on foot, much less with arms laden with full shopping bags.

Buses, light rail, and trains all work to move the masses where they need to be on schedule. Good public transportation systems are imperative to being able to make and keep appointments.

My mobility – whether personal or vehicular – is key to determining how my days are planned, and what in-person interactions will be possible. I can choose to stay at home, even to work at home, and still know that mobility is easily possible.

So much of my life relies on being able to go to the store on a moment’s notice, or transport people to appointments reliably, or to move back and forth with ease. To not be able to enjoy such mobility would be a totally different life – and not one I would look forward to each day.

Can you imagine what it’s like to suddenly be without a vehicle? Or without the ability to physically move easily? What might you decide to NOT do? How would your life change?

Perhaps I would change what I do. Definitely I would be forced to change HOW I do things. Everything would have to be planned out, and spontaneity would go out the window. On the other hand, maybe I would do less, and concentrate my time even more. I might even walk more – which could be a good thing!

Someday soon I will be making more such decisions – let’s just hope the decisions are by choice, and not out of necessity.

So today I am grateful for Mobility.

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12 Days of Gratitude: Day 1- Good Health

 

12 Days of Gratitude Day 3: Communication

 

 

12 Days of Gratitude: Day 1- Good Health

12 Days of Gratitude came to me today as I was thinking of the song, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” While I’ve looked more toward the meaning behind the holiday traditions, I realized that the song related to the 12 days between December 25th and “Little Christmas,” 12 days later when it is celebrated that the 3 Kings arrived at Baby Jesus’ manger.

I started thinking about the gifts we are given in this life, and can be aware of especially at this time. To identify the 12, I’ve decided to be open to what will come, rather than preplanning the 12 days. The first one that came to mind is this: Good Health.

12 Days of Gratitude Day 1- Good Health by Baylan Megino

12 Days of Gratitude Day 1- Good Health by Baylan Megino

Looking around me, so many people are elderly, in ill health, or are managing life-altering conditions. I can only feel compassion for the daily battle they fight to keep as independent as possible.

As my grandmother used to say,

“But for the Grace of God go I.”

I am blessed and grateful to have good health today, and know I can do better with keeping in good physical shape. This is my temple, and in 2018 I intend to take better care of it.

So today I am grateful for Good Health.

 


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12 Days of Gratitude: Day 2 – Mobility

 

Banish Burnout: How to Have a Values-Based Life of Purpose and Ease

The phrase “banish burnout” came to me when contemplating the main things we need to be able to move forward in wholeness in our lives. Burnout is a state that many do not even know they are skirting, though they recognize the situations and symptoms that signal we are on the path to burnout. One huge reason we face burnout is because we are living a life not in alignment with who we really are and why we are here.

If you wonder if MisAlignment or Lack of Alignment is a problem at the core of your current life problems, here are some questions to ask yourself:

Are you tired of working hard to climb the ladder only to find you’re headed up the wrong mountain?

Is it hard to understand “what went wrong” in a relationship or at work?

Do you get unexpected pangs of anxiety?

Do you start in one direction but lose steam and struggle to keep focused?

Are you tired a lot of the time?

Have you hit a crossroads and want your next chapter to be pursuing YOUR dream
and not building someone else’s?

Do you wonder what is your Life Purpose and how to get on with it?

Are you looking for More Meaning in your life?

Is it time to REINVENT your life?

Are you facing burnout, and don’t know what to do?

Perhaps it is time for you to realign with who you are and with your life purpose.

Bliss Dance on Treasure Island copyright Baylan Megino

Bliss Dance on Treasure Island copyright Baylan Megino

Avoid burnout and let us help you get on track with your dream.

Somewhere along the way you might have been knocked off purpose, or didn’t act with what is true for you.

Perhaps Life took you through some detours and alleyways and now you’re reassessing where you’re going. To get back on track moving in the direction of desire, you have to

Dream Your Dream then See and Be The Real You

There are five simple things that you must know about yourself in order to create a life based on your guiding values, so you live a life of purpose and ease.

– Learn the importance of being clear Now

– Focus on the elements that make up You

– Understand the impact of your vision

– The process that lasers you in to making it real

– Find out the key guideposts for your decision-making

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How To Make A Vision Board with A Gentle Approach

I needed to make a vision board, so was pleased when a vision board workshop led by Dr. Leslie Hewitt popped into my world. Dr. Leslie is the CEO and Founder of The WOW Talks, so I knew I’d be in good hands.

Creating a Safe Space to Share

Yesterday the room was perfect for the small group to share our lives, our challenges and our visions – all pieces that one reviews to prepare for creating a vision board. Filled with light and windows to the world outside, doors open to allow flow and movement, and objects peaceful to the eye supported our inner process to come out into the open.

Most of us had attended a women’s luncheon a few months before, so I wasn’t in a room of complete strangers. It was comfortable to partner up and share what our current blocks were and our vision of the future.

Images and Words Bring Focus to the Vision

As Dr. Leslie quickstepped us through the curriculum of her powerful 2-day vision board workshop, our creative minds were stimulated into high gear. Perfect for the task at hand.

She had piles of magazines, many of which I hadn’t seen for more than 7 years. Words and phrases that had been wafting through my brain for weeks suddenly were on the page before me. Clip, clip, snip, shape.

The words gathered in a pile on the windowsill as I went through magazines on horses, travel destinations, investing, gardening, cooking, home decorating, science & technology – magazines from a life I had walked away from several years ago.

If Today Were The Last Day Of My Life Steve Jobs 07872 by Baylan Megino

If Today Were The Last Day Of My Life Steve Jobs 07872 by Baylan Megino

Another piece presented itself for healing

Last week my sharing with a dear friend centered around how my life seemed to be circling back around. The life which I had left was starting to show up again in different ways. In that former chapter of my life, the pieces that built up a certain lifestyle were embraced because they were new and different and the exploration was fun. At least that was what I thought.

It felt good to live a lifestyle of more ease and abundance, a life far from the financial struggle I grew up with. My deeper subconscious reasons for embracing this different life and the mechanism to maintain the lifestyle, however, soon unraveled the whole picture. But that’s for discussion another time.

Today I am a different person. My dreams and reasons are based more clearly on who I really am and what I really want and am here to do. I’m stepping into that world again, only this time with more of the real me in it, with clearer purpose, and for positive reasons.

No longer running away, I am striding toward.

Receive Abundant Resources by Baylan Megino

Receive Abundant Resource by Baylan Megino

Another Piece Reclaimed

Yesterday after I arranged the pictures and rearranged the words on the vision board to create my story and remind me of the pieces needed for my vision, one of the other women remarked, “I was watching. You were so organized in making it.”

I smiled in recognition. Years earlier a mentor had called me an

“Organizing Visionary”

– words I hadn’t thought of in quite some time. By hearing them again, another piece of my energy was brought onto the board without being seen.

One of Many Messages Received

So this morning when I opened my eyes, I saw the words,

"A Gentle Approach" on my vision board - Baylan Megino

“A gentle approach” on my vision board – by Baylan Megino

“A gentle approach”

and thought – “Isn’t that what the world needs today?”

So much around the world is in upheaval – governments, institutions, hurricanes, earthquakes, communities – the energy is tossing us around in a swirling bowl filled with the effects of humanity’s actions of the past.

We Are Challenged To Choose

We are challenged to choose: How to stand? Where do we stand? What do we stand for? What do we love enough that is important to keep close? What values are we most willing to fight for?

We must know these things as we move forward in life. Know that you are willing to fight if needed, yet take A Gentle Approach. Every mama bear watches its cub play with others, yet is ready to pounce at the first sign of danger.

Consider a Gentle Approach

Begin to act from love, because of love, with love. And be aware of timing.

What is the gentle, loving thing I can do? Change in the world begins within. Change begins to gain momentum with the acts big and small that we choose to do. We don’t always know the effects, but rest assured that every act sends its own ripples around that affect others.

Baylan Megino

Baylan Megino | Dream Maker | “Heart of Hearts”

Consider a gentle approach in creating goals. Creating my visionboard wasn’t a linear process. My thinking is not linear when determining Theme and Intentions. I take a more feminine approach because I know that things will get done. Really – is there a woman around who goes from point A to point B in a straight line?

For instance, last night I said I was headed to bed, ostensibly to sleep. Along the way I cleared the table, changed mom’s bedding, did the dishes, checked my social media accounts, chatted with a lovely young healer giving Osho Zen tarot readings, then fell asleep. Not a straight line by any stretch of the imagination. Yet I did get to bed and to sleep.

The Treasure is in the Journey

That’s really how life is, isn’t it? We start out in one direction, and along the way take side roads, detours, and shortcuts. Sometimes we change our desired destination.

Rather than see these as failures or missteps, let’s see these as opportunities for enrichment and growth. Ultimately, we end up where we choose, richer for the experiences gathered along the journey.

We Make a Vision Board to Remind Us of the
Desired Elements of The Vision as Destination

And that’s why vision boards are so important. They remind us of the desired elements of the vision as destination.

Taking a gentle approach that begins from love will shape our experiences of the entire journey along the way.

So go ahead and choose that Next Step on your path.

Take action toward your vision.

Build your momentum.

And let me know how it’s going.

I send you blessings on your way.

Baylan

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