Today's Daily Inspiration is inspired from the cards entitled "Guilt" and "Shame" in The Oh Cards deck.
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: I hitch my star to joy and love, in the here and now.
Two things that act like cement in our lives are guilt and shame. They keep us stuck in the past, and unable to step forth into a wonderful future. Guilt and shame are both constructs of the ego, of the mind. They have nothing to do with the heart. The heart loves! End of story!
The mind, on the other hand, analyses, find things to criticize, to blame, to feel guilty about or to guilt others about. Love does none of the above. It loves! End of story! Sometimes it might be tough love, but it is love nonetheless. Not judgment, not blame, not guilting or shaming.
To step out of the rigidity of our lives, and allow change to flourish, we must let go of guilt and shame ,whether it is addressed towards ourselves or towards others. Freedom comes when we release all ties to these two jail-keepers and instead hitch our star to joy and love, in the here and now.
Today's Focus was excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:
From Rigidity to Change
by Marie T. Russell
This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of choosing joy and love (today and every day)
Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.
Today, we hitch our star to joy and love, in the here and now.
Today's Daily Inspiration is inspired from:
The Oh Cards
by E. Raman
From educators and artists to therapists and trainers, thousands of practitioners are using the OH Cards. There are 88 picture cards and 88 word cards - place a picture on a word and an inner story begins to unfold. These decks are designed to increase intuition, imagination, insight and inner vision. With 88 pictures and 88 words, there are 7,744 possible combinations.
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About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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