Those of you who receive our monthly newsletter (you can sign-up here if you don’t) recognize that I start each month with a new intention. I think it’s a healthy way to take a moment to reset, reflect and recharge my emotional space for the days ahead. For the month of June I chose acceptance: acceptance for life’s challenges, acceptance for those around us and acceptance for ourselves, with all of our perfect imperfections.
I took a short vacation to Playa del Carmen, Mexico and went to the Frida Kahlo Museum. I knew a little a bit about her, foremost that she was an amazing artist. However, I did not know anything about all this woman’s health challenges. She was 18 years old when she was in an accident that changed her life forever. She had to lay in bed for months, could not sit or stand for a long time and started painting. Starting at 18 – she died at 47 – she had about 32 surgeries and painted 143 pictures and another 50 drawings and sketches. Do you think she could have done that if she hadn’t accepted her situation and did what she wanted to do anyway?
We don’t have to go so far! Those of you who have had great experiences with the Light-Life Tools and wanted to share them with your friends or family members and they were not interested. What to do?! Of course you have to accept that. While the tools are amazing and have helped many people and the planet, not everyone resonates with them. Which is just what it is, not good or bad! When Slim created the first Light-Life Tools in the early 90s there was not much around for cleaning the air, creating a more harmonious life for family and communities or many tools to heal you without any negative side effects. Now, in the 21st century it is different. There are many choices. When we are honest, we want to choose for ourselves and not have someone else tell us what to choose. So accept the fact that not everyone you love and care about so much is interested in the Light-Life Tools. Often this changes over time, when they are observing you and see the positive changes in you however sometimes it just doesn’t. And that is fine.
We got an opportunity to practice acceptance before our workshop in Horsham, PA started this month . When we were going to check in at the hotel the lady at the reception informed us that there is a water contamination in the area, all restaurants are closed and we should not use the water to clean our teeth, and of course, not drink. Well, the restaurant next door was the location for our weekend workshop. In situations like to all you can do acknowledge this is it and hope for something better to come out of it. Well, it sure did. Mercedes at the reception was very kind and offered us the breakfast area to do our Saturday morning and late afternoon and she gave us the conference room on Sunday morning for less than we would have paid at the restaurant.
Remember the serenity prayer? God, give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Sometimes accepting things we cannot change means we have to leave a relationship, a workplace, a business partnership or a project we’ve been working on. While it may be hard, it is definitely worth doing. I have had many opportunities to experience that in my own life. Doing the right thing doesn’t always feel good in the beginning, however, from my experience, the freedom that comes with doing it was worth going through all the trouble.
When I think about having the courage to change the things I can, two surfers, Alex and Andrew come to mind. They noticed how much plastic was on the shore and that fishermen wouldn’t pick it up because they didn’t get paid for it. They realized they had to do something! Now, some years later, they have 150 people employed worldwide and by buying one of their bracelets for $20, you contribute to removing one pound of plastic from the shores. Just think about what your $20 can do. When I learned about them I immediately bought 10 bracelets and gave each one of my employees one. You see, while the Harmonizer can clean the air, soil and water – they cannot remove plastic from the shore. I feel we have to work together to make this planet a place to live for many generations to come. I encourage you to go to www.4ocean.com and check them out. Please do read their story and purchase a bracelet. Let me know what you think. For me it shows again, that one or two of us can make a huge difference on the planet.
I saw on Facebook some time ago a 9 year old girl, who started a campaign ‘child hunger sucks’. If that’s not encouraging and inspiring I don’t know what is!
Maybe you have come across situations, where it would take courage to make the change and you just need a little encouragement to go ahead and get started. It doesn’t need to be as big as this one, but little steps eventually build a tall stairway. Go for it and please share with me. I get so inspired hearing those stories.
Before you accept the things you cannot change you may want to take time to examine why. Why is it so hard to accept? Was this something your parents or other important people in your life believed in? Something you were taught in school? Something you learned from your friends? What would your life look like without that thought? Is it really your truth or just adapted from someone else? How about accepting your power to make positive changes on the planet or maybe ‘just’ in other people’s lives; accepting your God given talents; accepting compliments and acknowledgements? Maybe it’s time to start accepting this. I believe we all are much more powerful than we want to admit. How about starting right now? I encourage you to do that. One of my very early mentors, screamed at me one day when I brushed off her thanking me for doing a great job. She said it is the most selfish thing to do, not to allow others to thank you. It’s like leaving them stuck and giving them a f… y… Think about that one. It completely turned my life around and I learned to accept people showing me their gratitude. Yes, I do sometimes forget but believe me, I got much better over the last 30 some years.
Our intention for June is acceptance. I hope you accept our biggest sale in the last 8 years and go crazy with it. We always have a sale right around Slim’s birthday, July 3. He would have have been eighty years young this year! I know he would be proud that we chose acceptance as this month’s intention. His mission was to leave the world a better place than he found it. I hope you’ll take advantage of the special. I offered a huge discount this time in the hopes that it would make it possible for many more of you to own a Harmonizer. Maybe it would make a good Father’s Day gift!
Harmonizers amplify life force energy and create a coherent light field around them. Everything and everyone that comes into the vicinity of the Harmonizer will be affected by the light they’re sending out. The more Harmonizers there are in an area, the denser the light field will be. Let’s bring more light and therefore higher consciousness to our planet and into our life. What an amazing thought, right? With more light comes more consciousness and this helps us open ourselves to the highest purpose of all.
Even if you are without a Harmonizer, I hope you’ll join me this month as I celebrate acceptance. It may mean accepting yourself and others just the way they are! You can’t force someone into an open mind. You can only lead by example. For those of you who are with me, perhaps you can show acceptance by smiling at all the strangers that come onto your path today, regardless of their color, creed or viewpoints.
Happy birthday Slim and happy 4th of July to all our American readers.
Sending you all blessings,