drshelution: I AM Statement

I know who I am, Do you know who you are?

The words are synonymous with God. You are who you say that you are. I encouraged my weight loss group to create their I am statement and repeat it every morning.  Words are so powerful, and so often we use negative words each day to describe ourself.  When the words are not spoken our thoughts become our enemy. 

Repeat after me. I am Great,  I am Valuable, I am Happy,  I am Amazing.  Sheila wrote a post last year “You are amazing”  check it out.

 

I Am

 

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Watch this great video by the late Wayne Dyer:

I used a I am creator and made this I am statement several years back.  I keep it to remind myself who I am and where I was at that point in my life. 

I am Dedicated and Determined

I wonder about life mysteries

I hear the voice of your heart

I see answers to problems

 

I want life to matter

I see the world thru God’s eyes

I am your friend

 

I Pretend I am not afraid

I feel the weight of the world

I touch sensitive areas that need healing

I worry my words may be misunderstood

I cry when I am not heard

I am the voice of reason

 

I understand life is short

I say eat the meat and leave the bone

I dream of endless possibilities

If nothing changes, then nothing changes

 

I am who I am

Because of what I believe…

Roxanne Wilkening 

Embrace Change – Oct 23

Embrace Change – Visit the spa to refresh yourself.

Several years ago I discovered King Spa & Sauna in Niles, IL. This place is a treat to your spirit and soul.  I enjoyed it so much I have taken several family and friends there to enjoy a piece of heaven.  My sister has made it her yearly outing for her birthday. 

When my new blog friend Vasantha Vivek suggested a spa for one of our challenges and Stephanie had scheduled Oct 23 for her yearly trip, I knew that this had to be the challenge for Friday.

If you are looking for a great spa day and coming to Chicago … give me a call.

Visit the spa to refresh yourself

 

The Lord is my shepherd…

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

The Lord is my shepherd

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

A bend in the road …

Poem by Helen Steiner Rice: A bend in the road …

Sometimes

we come to life’s crossroads

And we view what we think is the end.  

But God has a much wider vision

And He knows it’s only a bend–

The road will go on and get smoother

And after we’ve stopped for a rest,

The path that lies hidden beyond us

Is often the path that is best.  

So rest and relax and grow stronger,  

Let go and let God share your load

And have faith in a brighter tomorrow.

You’ve just come to

a bend in the road.
Helen Steiner Rice

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Free Ebook: Signs to a Better Life

Download your free ebook: “Signs to a Better Life” a collection from “Praying on the Road” 

In an effort to get rid of clutter, I have been going through old boxes of files.  I came across a document I created eight years ago: Praying on the Road.

Signs to a Better Life!

Signs to a Better Life!

One day while driving, I saw road signs, and I started praying.  I used this epiphany to keep my mind off my problems and get in some prayer time. I am sure people who passed or rode alongside me thought I was crazy.  There was no one in the car but me. I appeared to be having a conversation with someone whom they could not see.

As I approached a “Stop sign”, I would softly, repeat a familiar bible verse: “Be Still and know I Am God” (Psalm 46:10).  When I saw a “Hospital sign”, and I would say “by His stripes I am healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Each road sign I passed took on a whole new meaning, giving me encouragement and strength to continue.

This was especially comforting because I was at a very low period of my life.  I felt lost and alone. I questioned myself and if my prayers would be heard. I was working two jobs and owned a business, and I thought I didn’t have time to pray.  I was using every minute of every hour working to keep things afloat.

I had put limitations on God. I sometime felt that church was the only place that God would hear me.  Now I knew that God was with me everywhere, every day, every minute. Since then my relationship with God has evolved and becoming stronger every hour. I see and experience God in every aspect of my life, not just in church on Sundays.

“Praying on the Road” became my devotional center and my time to spend alone with God.  The more signs I saw, the more love messages I received from God.  I found myself jotting down notes and creating affirmations.  Before I knew it I, had collected images of road signs, forest preserve signs, and informational signs–all giving me deeper insight.

I began to understand that everything had meaning. I was beginning to see the glass as half full and not half empty.  It was a great relief to get day-to-day distractions and common noises out of my head and become free to have a conversation with God.  As time went by I got stronger and more confident in myself. Prayers were answered and my commute lessened. I kept my diary of notes as a reminder of just how far I had come.

“Praying on the Road”, a collection of personal notes, gave me hope and meaning. I want to share it with you.

With today’s technology I was able to create an ebook.  I reached out to my Aunt Ann and she gave it a new name “Signs to a Better Life” (the name of my e-book). My best friends, Karen and Sheila, helped me with editing–thanks ladies!

For a limited time you and your friends can download a copy for free (“Signs to a Better Life”). I pray you are blessed as much as I am.
Roxanne Wilkening MS Ed.

Coloring is Back: Art Therapy

Coloring is back in vogue.

Dr SheLution is all about simple solutions that transform your life. At times I think we all feel that the search for simple is difficult and complex. We are no longer children who are appeased by treats of candy, ice cream and our favorite baked goodies.   Most of the childhood games we played are but distant memories. Jacks, marbles and board games have become collectables for the child who is now an adult. Running, jumping, playing, screaming, laughing and quiet moments imagining have taken a back seat to busy schedules, hectic lifestyles and way too little time.

Art Therapy

A few years ago Zentangle and other such ideas came on the scene. An adult way to relax by doing a type of doodle.   Classes cropped up, books were written and the age-old idea of coloring to relax was resurrected.   No longer an activity relegated to toddlers, preschoolers and art students. Coloring is back in vogue. There are meditation, relaxation and a myriad of other coloring books available at your local bookstores, big box stores and wholesale outlets. These books are designed to allow you to release the pressure in your life. It is no longer necessary to create or color according to a preconceived plan or idea. This new concept allows you to do what you want the way you want to do it. Color inside or outside the lines. Use crayons; colored pencils, regular pencils, markers or what ever sparks your creative heart. The whole idea is allow yourself to be in the moment, to let go and for a time just flow.

This simple activity falls into our category of a simple solution to transform your life. Use it to de-stress; reconnect with yourself and other family members. Allow yourself a few moments to go back in time and just be. No such thing as a wrong color selection, no such thing as wrong period. This my dears is just an activity of “its all good.”

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I have seen books in every price range so this will fit every budget.   You can also take plain paper; scribble, doodle or draw, add color or not. The idea is allow this simple activity to transform your time from hectic, hurried and chaotic to peace, tranquility and serenity. This is symbolic of releasing and letting go. Allowing the pent up emotions of creativity to flow out making room for new creative energy to flow inside.

 

I have purchased my own books and set of fresh coloring utensils.   I am amazed at how this simple purchase has caused me to unplug and just take a few moments to relax, reflect, meditate and contemplate. It has been a simple tool that has brought healing to my life. I encourage you to try it?

Much Love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!!

Ms. Sheila

Meditation: Insight and Wisdom

Insight and Wisdom for daily Meditation

Daily Meditation My Father I ask you to give us the insight and wisdom we need for this moment in our lives. There is so much we need to know, but are unable to figure it all out by our self. Today I asked that the Holy Spirit would take away the veil that has obscured our view, I asked that our eyes be open to see exactly what we need to know, we asked you Father to give us a real revelation about our lives, our situations and the truth we need to know and understand right now. We boldly declare that You have given us a spirit of wisdom and revelation regarding the truth we need in our lives right now. You have all the answers needed–answers we shall not find with our own reasoning.

Dr. SheLution