Have you heard about the 'Slow Food Movement'? It's a trend to move away from fast food consciousness and into a true appreciation of what food is all about. It's about enjoying your meal in good company, being aware of where what you are eating comes from, celebrating the ethnic foods of different cultures, moving away from genetically modified seeds, and learning how to grow and cook your own.
When I first heard about it, I rejoiced. This movement is a symbol to me that we are ready to stop flying through our lives at break-neck speed, slow down and appreciate all the wonders and beauty of being human.
Perhaps we can start a "Slow Living Movement." Nothing is so important that we need to stress ourselves out about it.
Oh how I love the way the Universe responds to me!! Just as I was writing this, my e-mail program pinged, and I opened an Abraham-Hicks quote:
"Be easy about it. Don't rush into things. Savor them more. Make more plans and be more deliberate and specific about the plans you are making, and in all you do, let your dominant intent be to find that which pleasures you as you imagine it. Let your desire for pleasure and your desire for feeling good be your only guiding light. As you seek those thoughts that feel good, you will always be in vibrational harmony with the Energy that is your Source. And under those conditions, only good can come to you -- and only good can come from you."
The word 'pleasure' jumped off the page … how long has it been that we've done something just for the pleasure of it? Pleasure is a feeling of happiness, delight or satisfaction. It's about recreation .. the things we do for fun and the re-creation of our selves with joy. It's also about fulfilling someone else's desire – which brings us satisfaction.
This year, let's live slowly and deliberately. We can decide to let go of the "have to's" and move into the consciousness of pleasure. For instance: What sounds better to you? I have to do the dishes, or It will be my pleasure to do the dishes? I have to go to work or It's my pleasure to go to work. It really is all a matter of changing your thinking – and changing your life!
It's my pleasure to serve you today.
SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT
I am a spark of Light through which the Universe projects Itself into my world. This Light is the Light of love, of peace, of great prosperity and health. This Light is the substance of all things that give me pleasure.
I now choose to slow down and allow myself to enjoy the pleasures of my life. I let go of all that has been stressing me, and know that as I speak my word, everything comes into balance. My body is in balance, and I feel healthy. My finances are in balance, and I am worry free. My relationships are in balance, and I KNOW I am both the Beloved and the Lover. My work is in balance, and it gives me great satisfaction.
I declare I live a delightful life, filled with precious moments that I am aware of because I have decided to slow down and let Life pleasure me.
With a grateful heart, I embody these words with ease and grace and release them into the Law of Mind.
God is Good, and all is well in my world. And so It is.