One year later…. “Sleepless”

Michelle Risi:

One year ago, I lay sleepless on my couch amidst the darkness of 3am. Sitting there in the quiet and peaceful hours of early morning, unsure of why I was awake to begin with – I received a message from my soul. “Write. Start a blog. ” . And so, by the time the clock struck 4:00am, my blog was up and running, and the next chapter of my life began.

I really did not know what would come about from this. Once upon a time, as a young girl, I would write little things such as poetry and short stories. While there were fleeting wishes of one day becoming a writer, I never really took it that seriously.

Here I am, one year less a day that I wrote my first blog post “Sleepless”. What has transpired is nothing that I could have ever predicted at the time.

I have begun to write my very first book. With the framework in place, a title chosen and a few entries complete – I am well on my way to making this wish a reality.

I am reminded at how powerful our soul is at guiding us to where we need to be, if we only choose to trust and listen to the messages.

-M.R xo

Originally posted on My Musings :

3am and I’ve been tossing and turning all night. Trying my very best not to think, which inevitably, makes me think even more. So, amidst me trying to push away any thought in hopes of finally falling asleep, it hits me. Not like a ton of bricks, but more of a subtle passing thought. Random at its best. “You should start a blog” the voice says. Brilliant!

An hour later, here I am, cuddled on my couch with a tea in hand, writing my first blog post. (I love my iPhone). Never could I have imagined myself creating and writing a blog from the palm of my hand. Never would I have imagined that I would write for anyone to see other than myself.

Nothing is impossible. The word says it itself…I’m-possible Audrey Hepburn

Not sure where this is going to take me, but God knows I…

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The secret to love, happiness and joy.

Every day, we walk this earth in all our glory, in all our love and in all our light. Yet, we don’t see it.

We spend hours, days, years – searching for love, happiness and joy.  Not realizing that everything we long for is already here.

But where is it?

Reality is created and shaped by us through our thoughts.  We have heard from guru’s alike, that our thoughts become things. But many guru’s fail to point out the one piece of the puzzle that holds most people back.  The true secret to love, happiness and joy.

In order for us to access all that is already here and waiting for us, we need to start by practicing gratitude.

Why gratitude?

When we focus on all the good we have in our lives, we change the vibration within us. When our vibration is set so that we focus on love, good, and joy – we feel love, good and joy. We become more aware of and attract more love, good and joy.  Wake up every day, reconnect with yourself and express gratitude for all that you have, and all that is to come.

Express gratitude to yourself; for everything that you are and everything that you have survived, and for everything that has brought you to today.  Then, show up.  Show up in all areas of your life as love, good and joy.  You are the missing piece of the puzzle. The one you have been searching for.  You are the secret.IMG_4328.JPG

The gift

Sometimes, in what seems like a divinely orchestrated moment – someone comes along and gifts you with the beauty of truly seeing how extraordinary you are.

Whether it is through kind words, an expression of gratitude or a knowing glance, they share with you the gift of being able to see yourself as others see you. In all your beauty. In all your boldness. In all your awe-someness.

For those moments, be grateful.
-M.R xo
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