Life on Purpose

Reflecting on the horror of the Tsunami in Japan, this past week makes me think about the people whose very lives have been washed away by the force of nature. Family members lost, livelihoods, homes.  All the things we strive to protect and surround ourselves with, gone in a big wall of water.

Nature has her way of balancing the earth.  Not choices we would make as humans.

Can we save everyone?   Sadly not, but we can save ourselves!

As I feel a deep sorrow, and a space within me opening to hold their pain, I think about how much we live our lives thinking someday.

I bet most of us are not thinking someday when a disaster hits, we are usually thinking someday about the pot of gold and the rainbow.

Which is a good thing.

Choice can be a punishing taskmaster.  Why not make it your friend?  Choose your life, whether it is six months or sixty years.

Think about what you would do if you had six months to live,  Barbara Stanny shares her Sacred Success formula.

We cant all sell our shares and fly off first class to a resort we have been dreaming of, like that movie Last Holiday,  because few of us actually know when the six months bell is ringing.    We could think our life differently.  Start living for today, in the moment.

Enjoying the best parts of being alive.  Surrounded by love, light and laughter or growing towards it.

Hit the ground running to having a plan, with rewards along the way.   Mold your life, your thoughts, so that you get what you dream of.  Open yourself up to your inner voices, to spiritual guidance. Create a space that celebrates who you are.

Today you can take a small step to free yourself by writing down what you want in your life,  setting goals, objectives with dates and numbers no matter how crazy it seems.

Start keeping a personal journal with positive change in mind. Some ideas from Judy Stone Goldman,
Create a Goddess space for you to nestle in.  A table, a comfy chair, a lamp and some meaningful items, is a wonderful place to start.  We each can light a candle within ourselves, and change the world with a glow

This is my journey and it is working, my life is filled with abundance I never thought would be possible.  I am relishing the moments… do yourself a favor and honor the Diva within Divadom.

What are you doing lately that is a direct cause of a loss or a need that is feeding your inner Diva and changing your world?

If you need help pulling a Goddess space into the realm of reality call me Jennifer Duchene… I can mix you up some lifestyle magic     650.644.8592

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Life on Purpose — 8 Comments

  1. What a beautiful post, Jen. It is hard to draw upon the energy and images of the tragedy in Japan without trivializing it or (even worse) demeaning the anguish experienced by the people there. But you have brought a peaceful reflection to it that is honorable. I believe we learn a lot through loss. Seeing the terrible losses there helps me connect with my own gratitude for what I have.

    Judy Stone-Goldman
    The Reflective Writer
    Balance, Boundaries, and New Life Directions Through Writing

    • Thank you Judy. I definitely would not want to trivialize the pain and tragedy of the victims in Japan. It is true that loss often creates grit that leads to metamorphosis. Something I think about long and often. How we as humans want to shield those we love, and fail to do so. Yet the very failing is what sometimes creates greatness.
      I think connecting with your own gratitude through being a witness, is a powerful step.

  2. Hi Jen,
    a lot is going through my mind when I am reading your post. In fact, today was another significant day in my life when the past rolled in again and reminded me of a part of my life that was bitter-sweet and still leaves a funny taste. While I have no regrets and I never say “what if” or did I do everything I could have done? I know that it is meant to be this way. And I rather speculate about what can I do now? What’s next? And enjoy my privilege of what I have and appreciate the wonders of life in the present moment.

    Franziska San Pedro
    The Abstract Impressionist Artress

    • Franziska you are a shining example to us all, about how to live in the present. Reflections are useful to guide us forward when we are hesitating, arent they? I am so amazed at what you have achieved in the short time I have known you.

  3. Hi Jennifer~ I enjoy how your words read like a poem, reflective and beautiful. Yes, I think being aware of what you want, from a heart and soul level and being in touch with your inner divinity is key to living a blessed life, regardless of external circumstances. Thank you. Warmly, Jan

    • Hi Jan, what a beautiful comment. Which touches me deeply. Heart and soul level is really where it all begins and ends, doesnt it? Inner divinity is a great way to think about how we honor who we are in how we live each day, and I am especially struck by your last words about regardless of external circumstances. Now that is truly being connected.
      That is what I strive for. Thank you. Jen

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you for these reminders. Your words flow so beautifully. I use to write in my journal and had this time for “me,” then life took over and I put it aside. I am making a stand for me today to wake up earlier and have this “me” time with my journal and cup of tea and write away. Thank you again for sharing.
    Alara K. Castell
    Your Sassy Spiritual Guide

  5. Beautifully said, Jen. The news of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan — the devastation and loss — has been weighing heavily on my heart these past days.

    You are absolutely correct that we don’t know when our last moments will be and therefore must live, experience and cherish each moment to the best of our ability. I keep a gratitude journal and it is most important and poignant during tough times and times of loss. To still be able to see what’s good in my life when circumstances say otherwise can be daunting, but ultimately, it’s a very hopeful and healing exercise.

    Heidi & Atticus
    “commentary to give you paws…”

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