Balance your life with play and rest.
There's always some work that needs to be done. Housework is continuous, and someone is in need of a sympathetic ear or other forms of help. At some point though, you need to stop and recharge your batteries. How can you be of help to others if you are drained?
A couple of weeks ago, I got the divine guidance to start taking Sundays off of work. I have been working seven days a week for the last 20 years, never complaining, and my health and energy has been good, thank you God. Still, I was told to take Sundays off for rest, worship, family, and contemplation.
It made sense to me, because I'm old enough to remember when stores and businesses were closed on Sundays. So for the last two Sundays, I have stayed off of social media, and not worked on my books or business emails. Instead, I have attended church with my family in the morning, going out to breakfast at our favorite vegan restaurant afterwards, and then rested, and read some books. It has been glorious!
It's a matter of making the decision, the choice to play and rest. We can't wait for some other person to give us permission to play and rest. We have to take charge ourselves. It might not be Sunday for you, but we need to all have that break. If you look at nature, you can see that God built this need for rest into trees, which rest between their growth spurts.
I will talk more about this topic of following your divine guidance, as a key to a joyful heart, in this week's video.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, thank you for uplifting me, and helping me to be happy no matter what's going on around me. Thank you for bringing joy to my heart and mind, and guiding my actions, that I may be a lighthouse of joy for others.
And here's a supportive scripture: Always be joyful. Never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 nlt
From the Daily Guidance From Your Angels Oracle Cards at http://bit.ly/DailyGuidanceCards
I draw and post cards daily after I first pray about and tune-in to the current world energies which affect us all. You can try my angel cards for free at: angeltherapy.com/oracle-cards.
How do you love someone who seems unlovable? If you're struggling with challenging relationships, then you may also be struggling with following Jesus's second commandment to "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Here are a few pointers for dealing with people who seem difficult to love:
You can love them from afar. You don't need to spend time with someone who mistreats you. You can send them love and prayers, but don't get into the ring with them. Even if you work or live with a difficult person, you can choose to not get hooked into their bait for arguments.
Those who seem unlovable, need the most love. People who have been hurt or abused, often become angry and defensive. They may also treat other people rudely, because that's all they've known. Have compassion on them. But again, don't feel like you have to spend time with people who mistreat you.
You're not here to change other people. One way to get really frustrated is to try to change someone else. Nobody wants to be changed. They want change to be their own idea. Instead, you can INSPIRE other people through being a positive role model. That means walking your talk, and taking good care of yourself. This can inspire others to follow your positive example.
Focus on the most important relationship. Sometimes, drama-filled relationships are the lower energy's way of distracting us from our path and purpose. If this happens, refocus on your most important relationship: with God.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, please help me in my relationship with (name of person). Here's what's going on: (describe the situation). I need your help Lord! Please guide my thoughts and actions with this relationship.
And here's a supportive scripture: Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40 nlt
From the Loving Words from Jesus Cards at http://bit.ly/LovingJesusCards with Greg Olsen
Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops. Doreen is the author of more than 50 books about angels and other mind-body-spirit issues, including the best-selling Healing with the Angels and Messages from Your Angels books and angel oracle cards.