It is Day 204 of A Year of Making a Difference. I noticed the number this morning when I checked into my Daily Course in Miracles for my morning lesson.
Which also means — I am more than half way through the year of writing on this blog. Which, considering at the beginning of the year I wasn’t sure I could write daily about making a difference — that’s pretty spectacular!
And, as this is Sunday, there should be a guest blogger but….
I’d like to say that I don’t have a guest blogger today because I wanted to write about 204 days of making a difference and what I’ve learned, but… the truth is, I don’t have a guest blogger today because I forgot to organize one! :)
And so, I begin again. Always begin again.
If anyone is interested in being a guest blogger, please do email me. I love having other voices here, sharing their beauty, encouragement, insight and strength. Your voice would sound lovely here and be most welcome.
When I was talking to my friend Dave in Winnipeg this morning about forgetting to organize a guest blogger, he suggested writing my own guest blog. I laughed and said, “What a great idea! I could write as “Suzy Homemaker and write all about making a difference begins at the hearth of home — and getting rid of clutter is the first step.”
“Or,” said my friend Dave who always has interesting thoughts and challenges up his sleeve — It must be the life coach in him wanting to coax the better out of me into the world — he is an amazingly gifted life coach. you can find him at Harmonious Flow. ”You could write your blog longhand, using your left hand.”
“Ha!” I replied. “No way. I’ve done that before and it will take me all day!”
And then I told him I’d write about his suggestion and the difference it makes to do something differently. Ah, the joys of talking to a blogger before she’s written her blog. you become grist for the mill. (or fodder to the canon as my dad used to say)
Answering a question with your opposite hand is a powerful journalling technique. Write out a question with your right hand. Write the answer with your left.
It engages the ‘other side’. Puts in motion the left side of your brain — or if you’re left-handed do it in the reverse. Question: left hand. Answer: right hand.
When I have used this technique in the past, I have always been amazed by the difference in my answers. Focused on forming words with my opposite hand, my mind isn’t thinking about ‘the answer’ and thus, the answer comes out from my intuitive being as I take my attention from my thinking and focus on my doing in the moment of writing.
For example, when faced with a difficult decision write the question/concern about the situation out in your stronger writing hand and then, take a breath and write from your opposite hand.
For example: You’ve been offered a new job in a city on the other side of the country. It’s a great opportunity but you’re not sure you want to move. The question you could ask is — What am I most afraid of if I take this job and move? – then write out your answer with the opposite hand.
Asking myself “What am I most afraid of?” always takes me beneath the surface of my angst into the darkness of my fears where I find myself awakening to the truth of knowing — I am powerful beyond my wildest imaginings when I live in the light of fearless, passionate surrender to life.
Or, as someone wrote this morning in a group I belong to — I must greet each day in Absolute Surrender.
Absolute Surrender makes a difference.
So does Dave.
So do you.
Are you willing to surrender to the beauty, magnificence, awesomeness of your being today? Are you willing to let go of regret and become all you are when you live in the rapture of now, free of the past, free of fear, free of wanting/needing to be anyone other than who you are, right in this precious moment of now.
Because, in 204 days of writing in this place, it is what I have come to know is the greatest difference we each make in the world. Surrendering to who we are, exactly the way we are and loving ourselves however and where ever we are. That’s what makes the difference.