Reflection & Gratitude

11.1.2016 | 23:47

Dragon Dispatches from the Divine Dragon

I’ve been spending a lot of time in reflection lately, for several reasons.

Time For Reflection Message Meaning Ponder Or Reflect

I’ve made an extra effort to ensure I include self-care on a regular basis, after neglecting it far too much last year.

I’m also trying something new to try to pinpoint what’s causing some of my digestive issues.

I’ve been making a lot of progress, but I still can’t seem to find all of the culprits.

So I’m trying NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique).  I read about it several years ago, but hadn’t had an opportunity to give it a try until this past week.

It’s been … interesting so far.

I’m not sure how much was from the substances for which I tested positive, and how much was the energy balancing involved in the process, but Friday night was … rough.

But that’s okay – I’m grateful for it.


You know why?

Because it forced me to slow down, to reassess what’s really important to me.

I had some pretty big decisions to make this weekend….

I had to decide whether or not to pursue an old dream, or continue following my new path.

I had to think about what really matters.

And since I had very little appetite on Saturday, I wasn’t distracted by food.  I was paying very close attention to how I felt, in my body and in my Soul.

Sometimes we need this.

We need to stop worrying about being perfect, about doing everything “right.”

I Am a Work in Progress quote or saying on pieces of paper pinned to a bulletin board to illustrate accepting your flaws or imperfections while improving your life

I Am a Work in Progress quote or saying on pieces of paper pinned to a bulletin board to illustrate accepting your flaws or imperfections while improving your life

We need to stop thinking and start feeling.

And I’m feeling deep gratitude.

I have food, clothing and shelter.

I have a sister who is also my best friend – and business partner.

I have four “fur kids” whom I adore – and each one adds joy to my life in his or her unique way.

I have a caring and supportive online community, and good friends in the real world.

I’m grateful for the opportunities which have presented themselves to me this year.

I’m grateful for the guidance that has led me along this journey.

I’m grateful for a marvelous local Farmers’ Market, a doctor who works in partnership with me, essential oils and aromatherapy….

Motivational words for getting success

Motivational words for getting success

I’m grateful for all of the opportunities to continue learning, whether online or in “hard copy” form….

I’m thankful to have an eclectic taste in relaxing hobbies – knitting and counted cross-stitch, coloring books, DVD’s for entertainment and education….

I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my talent for communicating through the written and the spoken word….

I am delighted to meet experiences for growth at every twist and turn along the path.

I’m even starting to recognize them as such early on, instead of seeing them as challenges and frustrations at first and only realizing the gifts and opportunities long afterward….

So several weeks ago, I promised more on this subject.

I thought I’d just write out a long list of bullet points.

But, as always when I sit down to write, my inner guidance steered me in a different direction.

I’m grateful for that too….

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  1. Brad
    January 12, 2016 | 7:48 pm

    Appreciation. Gratitude. Reflection. SO important! Especially in this social media overwhelmed world where FOMO and comparing ourselves to others seemingly awesome lives can take the joy and beauty out of the simple things we have right in front of us. Thanks for this reminder! You are appreciated Diane!

    • daletchworth
      January 13, 2016 | 1:55 am

      Thanks, Brad — in complete agreement. All too often we miss the obvious! Debra

  2. Jace
    January 12, 2016 | 9:05 pm

    Self-care. Gratitude. Having fun and getting it done. High Five! Thank you

    • daletchworth
      January 13, 2016 | 1:56 am

      Thank you, Jace. It’s all steps along the way. Debra

  3. Bernadine
    January 12, 2016 | 10:42 pm

    Love this Diane! I also did not practice self care enough last year, it left me with no energy or motivation.

    This year, self care is nr 1 on my list and gratitude of course 🙂

    Wishing you a new year with lots of Self Care and gratitude

    • daletchworth
      January 13, 2016 | 1:56 am

      Bernadine — number 1 is the place, for self-care and gratitude. Why not both? Wishing the same back to you. Debra

  4. Michele Anderson
    January 13, 2016 | 1:16 am

    All so very important. Diane, since you are participating in NEPT, I’d like to make a suggestion. Check out the Advanced Clinical Resources (ACR) until INE website and click on Dr. Ritamarie’s interview with Dr. Kim D’Eramo from June 23, 2015. I think it might really give you more insight into your own healing journey and what processes to adopt. I helped me immensely!

    • daletchworth
      January 13, 2016 | 1:57 am

      Thank you so much for that information, Michele. It definitely sounds like it’s worth checking out.

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