Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Loving Yourself

I was watching our seven year old grandson tonight, at a restaurant. When he ordered his drink, he asked the waitress to bring it in an "adult" glass, not a kid's cup! He was very polite, yet specific. As we were leaving, there was a kid's ride outside. I asked if he wanted to ride it. He looked at me in disbelief and answered "No, that ride is for kids!" Our four year old grandson (pictured above) however, loves rides for "kids!"

Wow....when I was seven years old, I was still begging my older brother for piggy back rides!

It was obvious to me that our grandson was in a mode of feeling older and it felt good to him.

Why then, could I not be in this same mode of feeling younger????? I can! I can be any age I choose to be. My face is as beautiful as I want it to be, and my body......Oh I love this one....is perfect! With this thought in mind, is it any surprise that when I weighed recently on vacation, I had lost six pounds? In all the right places! WooHoo!!!!

I love pampering myself.....I love looking in the mirror, giving myself a wink, and saying "Hey you....have I told you how much I love you today?"
or...."My, aren't you gorgeous?"

Self love is so important. I have a sign hanging in my closet where I dress every day (my closet is HUGE) that reads: "TREATING MYSELF LIKE A PRECIOUS JEWEL WILL ONLY MAKE ME STRONG!" I once read this sentence in a book. I wish I could remember the author so I could give them credit, but the quote spoke such loud volumes to me that I "forgot to remember" anything else!

Now, when I hear someone entering the battle field of "disregarding themselves," I often step up and correct them! I know I am a little bossy, but I can hardly hear anyone partake in negative self-talk, without it hurting my ears....

My sister recently stopped by. As she was leaving, she said "I feel fat!" OUCH!!!!! I asked "What are you talking about, have you looked in the mirror today?"........"YOU are beautiful and it is important that you tell "YOU" that!"

When we begin to see the "greatness" in ourselves, we begin to see the "greatness" in others. Try it, it works! When we love ourselves....it is then that we are truly capable of loving others.

My friend, Jeannette Maw, has a perfect article on the subject. Use a potty break to love yourself!

Find a way to give yourself a hug today! You'll be glad you did, and so will I!

Teena E. Mason

Friday, August 10, 2007

Feeling Another's Pain

Recently a childhood friend of mine called me in tears. She had been physically abused by her husband once again. I opened my heart and home to her and wiped away her tears. I listened for what seemed to be hours, while she unloaded a portion of her pain and fears. Many times in the conversation, I noticed that I was feeling angry at the pain that had been heaped upon her. I asked myself, "Did she create this?" We all know the answer to that question. Of course she did, every ounce of every detail, she had created. We all create our own lives.

After her drama had taken 48 hours of my time, she announced that she was going back to her husband, because she loves him. Wow.....I tried to muster up a little thankfulness that she could still feel love for him, but what about loving herself? If she loved herself, she wouldn't allow these familiar conditions.
She asked me if I thought she was crazy. I wanted to shout "I don't THINK you are crazy, dear friend....I KNOW it." Instead, I told her that only she could answer that question. I then suggested that she still her mind and listen to what her higher self had to say to her.
She is new to the awareness of Law of Attraction, and I highly doubt that she is up for listening to herself. She is running from her own voice of truth. The one voice that will never fail her. I also highly doubt that she realizes at this point that we all are experiencing Law of Attraction. We attract the desired experiences and the undesired experiences.

All I could do for my friend, was send her love, and allow her to live and create her own life.

Part two of this story is the effect that it had on me later....I was leaving the next day for our family vacation. I had intended for a time of total harmony between all members of our family who were making the trip on this fabulous beach retreat. That is EXACTLY how it unfolded. The ocean was awesome (and so was the dolphin that swam up to my husband), the beaches were uncrowded, and the 6:54 a.m. sunrise that my daughter took our grandsons to see, was priceless (see picture above)! So, why in the midst of a time that I needed to be shouting "Thanks" to the Universe, was I feeling a "nagging" at my heart and soul?
Hmmmm.....let's think this out. Aha....here's the answer....loud and clear....I had bought into my friend's pain, so much so, that I was actually experiencing it with her.
Whoa.....time to reach for something better..... What could I have done differently?
That still small voice that I call "me," gave me the answer, but I would like to know what my reader's would say! Please click on comment below or send me an e-mail FlowingVibes@aol.com What could I have done differently?

Happy Creating to all!
Teena E. Mason

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Ok..time to be honest here. Lately, I have not had healthy thoughts. If you refer to my last blog, the theme of it was just that.....feed ourselves with good, healthy thoughts.

Yet, here I was doing the opposite.
I had let worry creep in....how did that happen? I knew better. Now, how do I get out of it?

After feeling this way for a couple of days in a row, I allowed myself to get into a bit of a "funk."

Wonder what the real meaning of that word is? To me, it is a fog and not being able to get to the place of feeling good. Help!!!!! I was having a hard time seeing or feeling anything healthy.

What about "loving what is?" That sounded good.

I began to pay attention to EVERY LITTLE DETAIL of things that were good. When we learn to be "in the moment" and be happy no matter what, EVERYTHING seems good. EVERYTHING IS GOOD.

I listened to the harmonizing of the birds. It was very soothing. I began to enjoy watching my fish swim. He is in complete harmony with all that is. Swimming back and forth and around in his own delightful element. He is so graceful as he comes to the top to be fed. Then, he is off to make his rounds again.

I then took time to look at the bright red blooms on my geraniums that adorn my front porch. Their beauty is breathtaking. They too, seem to be allowing all that is.

I also noticed an heirloom pin, given to me by my Great Aunt, Johnnie. I noticed EVERY LITTLE DETAIL in the pin. There are actually a couple of tiny jewels missing from it, but it doesn't mar the beauty of it as a whole. It is a vintage peice, I'm not sure of it's value, but overall, it is very whole because I am paying attention to EVERY LITTLE DETAIL.

I then, walked out to our backyard and LO & BEHOLD.....the locusts were making music of their own. What an amazing symphony they possess. I walked through the green grass, noticing every wide blade that led me to a tall pine tree (pictured above), yes we do have pine trees in Texas! The dew covered tree is sporting the same energy that I do. We had quite a silent conversation. In looking at EVERY LITTLE DETAIL, I noticed it's beauty in completion.

One more thing I enjoyed in my quest for beauty.....a painting that my mother painted for me when I was 16 yrs. old. I noticed EVERY LITTLE DETAIL of each brush stroke she had made. I could feel the effort of love that she had put into her gift to me. It was many years ago that she had joyfully painted this picture, yet here I am enjoying it "here and now."

Before long, I had created many things to be thankful for and I was definitely smiling and "in the moment." From here, I was feeling happy and a bit creative. I had a lot of things that I was looking forward to. Being in the moment and enjoying EVERY LITTLE DETAIL of all that is, had brought me to a happy place and it showed in the smile across my face!

Teena Mason