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A blog by Louise Gallagher


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A Grandmother’s Code for her Grandchild

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In September of last year, I wrote about the Fierce Love that consumed me when I learned that I would be becoming a grandmother this March.

Our grandson’s arrival is fast approaching.

And my fierce love grows stronger.

I know that there is nothing I can do to alter the course of her pregnancy. I know that the medical team guiding her through this last trimester is competent and professional. And, I know that along with their midwife, Dula and Obstetrician, my daughter, son-in-love and grandson are in excellent hands and are well-cared-for on this journey.

But it doesn’t change my desire to do something to make a difference.

Which is why I awoke early this morning thinking about what I could do.

“Get conscious of what it is you want to teach your grandson and how you plan on going about doing it,” the quiet voice within whispered.

What do I want to teach my grandson?

I want to teach him that who and how he is in the world makes a difference because his being in this world makes a difference.

I want him to know that this world is a place of awe and wonder. That amidst the turmoil, pain and chaos, that kindness, beauty, creativity, compassion are essential. And that in all things, all places, all situations, Love is always the answer.

And I can only do that by showing him through everything I do and say and am:

The power of kindness.

The beauty of honesty.

The gift of creativity.

The exquisiteness of compassion.

The grace of Love.

By living through these tenets, I want him to know that he doesn’t have to do anything to make a difference because his presence in this world makes our world so exquisitely and lovingly different.

 

 


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Breathe In. Breathe Out. (My Daily Intention)

Where do you spend your time?

Are you constantly running forward and backward, replaying the past and worrying about the future? Are you constantly trying to play catch-up with time and running out of minutes  in the day to get it all done?

Stop.

Breathe.

Slowly.

In.

Out.

And with every breath in imagine that you are drawing in pure energy filled with peace, love, joy.

Breathe out and with every exhale, imagine that you are releasing pure energy into the world. Peace. Love. Joy.

Breathe.

In.            (slow down)

Out.

Breathe.

Yes. what happened in the past was awful. Hurtful. Mean.

Forgive the past.

And yes, it’s easy to get caught up with feeling the pressure of so much to do in order to be ready for tomorrow.

Let go of worrying about the future.

Breathe into this moment, right now.

Feel the vitality of the goodness of the air pouring into your body. Feel its pure energy transforming your woes, fears, and worries into Peace. Love and Joy.

Just for today, spend your time in the place where you have limitless possibilities to experience all the goodness that is present, right now.

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

Breathe.

Namaste.

Give Thanks (My Daily Intention)

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude is the foundation of joy. It is the bedrock upon which we build our hearts calling. It awakens us to our natural way of being in the world free of greed, selfishness and self-centeredness. It is our way to hear and acknowledge our deepest yearnings for peace, harmony and grace.

Gratitude opens us up to receiving love. It propels us to step fearlessly into the waters of life untethered to the need to have more, be more, get more.

Gratitude is essential to finding ourselves at home in our hearts.

When I begin my morning with statements of all that I am grateful for… I open myself up to gratitude’s inherent power living within me. In gratitude, I become richer, fuller, more balanced and grounded in every way of my being present.

I am grateful for everyone in my life, those who will share a meal around our dining room table tonight, to our beautiful friends Kerry and Howard who hosted us last night, to my eldest daughter and my son-in-love and their unborn child, to family and friends far and wide, to those of you who come here to visit and read and comment and share your light.

I am grateful.

May you gather together at the millions of tables to be set this weekend and remember the love that binds us is stronger than the differences that separate. May we each be surrounded by family and friends sharing joy, love, laughter and above all thankfulness for the ties that bind so strongly.

Happy Thanksgiving! (Canada!)


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I will express my gratitude

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