Online Gratitude Journal August 2009 Edition #32
August 26, 2009 by Akemi Gaines
Well, August is not quite over yet, but I’m posting this monthly gratitude review a little early for a few reasons. For one, I’m moving next week. (More about this when I actually get there.) And also, I had the honor of being interviewed by Evita and I want to share this news sooner. And oh, I just got a prize! (Photo credit)
August in Review
This month was about letting go of things that use to work but not any more, putting closures, and transitioning to something new and unknown. I just sold my computer desk (you know, the huge desk we used when the desktop computer and tube monitor were so bulky and heavy). I’m going through my stuffs and dumping / donating / selling so many books, clothes, what not. I want to simplify my life. I did a major purging only a year ago, but I’m going further this time.
I think it’s critical to do this cleansing with gratitude. I’m not letting go of these stuffs because I hate them. I’m grateful for them — we spent many happy hours together. Thank you. Hope the next owner love them, too.
So, the interview. I love interviews because they give me opportunities to examine my life and business from fresh perspective. And Evita asked great questions! Do head over to check it out. Thank you, Evita!
And I won a prize at Kim & Jason. Kim & Jason has a cute blog and they publish great video clips regularly. What a surprise it was to watch them pronounce my name (yes, Kim, you pronounced it right ^_^) in the video! I’d like to think this is a wonderful sign for my relocation. Thank you!
Like, accepting changes? Not that I don’t like changes or I don’t like the specific change I’m facing. On the contrary, I think this move will be fantastic. It’s just this is exactly the kind of situation when my Mission Realmer underlay comes out to play. This new town seems just so . . . different. From any towns I’ve ever lived (in Japan, Australia, and the US). It’s so small and maddeningly peaceful. I . . . I . . . ‘m just not used to this . . . aaaaagh.
(Don’t worry, I will get through this.)
Where in the blogosphere Akemi has been
One of my core message is “You are creating your own life and the world.” You are not a slave nor an order taker. There is no God who wrote your missions on a stone and has been watching your progress, who will judge you and punish you if you fail to live up to his demands. You are God.
But what does it really mean in our day-to-day life? Well, check out this post by Steve, aka brip blap. If you don’t like something in your life, you can change it. Against odds.
And how about eternal life as the ultimate creation? Here is an intriguing post at Oprah’s website (HT: Robin at Let’s Live Forever!). My understanding is, if someone is traveling freely in the higher dimensions, that is not the same physical body as we have known, but it’s lightbody. So physical immortality is about developing lightbody instead of dying.
The idea of immortality may seem far-stretched, but do check it out. The author of the post, Dr Janni Lloyd, is very knowledgeable and I like what she has to say.
The web is full of wisdom. Thank you.
A year ago at Yes to Me
“What’s the best thing that can happen?” Thank you, that’s what I myself need to hear.
Word of month
Open to the state of grace — using the energies of praise, love and gratitude for EVERYTHING in your life will move you from the law of karma to the law of grace. — from Janni’s post on Oprah.com.
Take care, everyone, enjoy today!