Tuesday, July 14, 2020

STRENGTH BEYOND MEASURE

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Did you go to work this morning?  Most of us need to work so that we can feed ourselves, have a place to live and take care of necessities.  It is also important to reward ourselves every now and again.  I have a weakness for shoes and therefore have a closet full of them.

I try not to get carried away with things and possessions but once in a while I spot a heel that would look spectacular on my foot, on sale of course!  Think about your possessions.  What is the one you treasure most?  Its not the one you think.  Its not the one you even consider.  The possession you need to treasure most is your Will, the one that gets you through the hardest times imaginable and never lets you give up.

Today's quote is, "Will is your strongest possession."  Was I right or was I right!  Our will is what keeps us in forward motion.  How else could an actor go on audition after audition with the potential of facing constant rejection?  It is the hope that this one will be the one and if it isn't it is the Will that accompanies them on to the next.

Think of the hardest thing you ever had to do and think if giving up would have been easier, but you didn't give up did you.  You kept going because giving up could never be an option.  You didn't give up because desire and Will took over.  There are tough days.  And guess what.  There will be more tough days ahead, but you are stronger than any of the toughest days and the darkest hours.

Buy new shoes, a cute tank top, a sparkly pair of earrings but know those things pale in comparison to the greatest possession you have...your Will!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Thursday, July 9, 2020

WHEN EGO AND SOUL ARE ONE - Thursday, 7/9

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  How do you begin your day?  Are you a fan of routine or is every day different?  During the school year when I am at my day job my mornings are predictable.  I like predictability especially at 4:30 a.m.  The afternoons are different depending upon what I have after work.  Sometimes clients, sometimes errands sometimes nothing.  I am more apt to better handle a surprise in the afternoon rather than in the morning when I'm rubbing the sleep out of my eyes.

There is one thing that I do every single day whether I am preparing for my day job or my summer meditation class and that is, I pray.  I give gratitude for my blessings and the abundance I receive daily.  And by the way abundance comes in many forms.  For me it is not just more clients and filled classes but abundance is also a sunny day, the cacophony of sounds at daybreak, the cool shade from a tree, a text from a friend.  I could keep going.

I bet these things would bring a smile to your face as well.  Today's quote is, "In prayer we unite with the divine creating unity with our ego and soul."  This is exactly what prayer does.  It takes our soul, it takes our ego and melds them together as one.  This doesn't happen just for me but for all of us.  Praying and giving gratitude are synonymous with each other for they are both ways in which we thank God, the Universe, Jesus, The Creator, whoever you choose to pray to.  It doesn't matter because the message is the same: giving thanks.

This is the time to reel in your ego and let it connect with your soul and feel the energy of the divine within you.  Is that a perfect way to start your day or what!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

LET THE SUN SHINE - Tuesday - 7/7

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  I'm still pretty fresh into my glorious summer.  It's only been a few weeks since my day job ended and just not being there puts me in an awesome mood.  There are many things that affect our state of mind and even though it might be hard to rise above, your inner strength is stronger than any challenge.

Today's quote is, "Be the sun in a storm - the rain in a drought - the strength to endure adversity is within each and every one of us."  Challenges are nothing new.  We face them everyday.  The small ones are annoying (running out of stamps) and the big ones could be devastating (company cuts) but through it all we push forward.

It isn't always easy and I get that.  I really do.  I have days just like everyone else where nothing seems to go the way we want it to and curling up in a ball under our bed sheets is the best option for the day.  At some point though we do have to resurface.

There will be storms outside and inside but don't let them sweep you away.  Stand your ground against adversity.  Find your reserve of fortitude and let the sun shine upon you no matter what is going on around you.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions OR email me at amy@amykaufman.co

Thursday, July 2, 2020

CHANGE YOUR MINDSET - Thursday, 7/2

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday!  Do you remember the day you took your first step?  I don't either.  What I can say with certainty is that I probably fell a lot but was undeterred.  I can't say I know how much thinking we did when we learned to walk.  I would say determination had far more to do with that incredible feet!  No pun intended.

What if we approached every dream and desire we have with more determination and less thought.  Not to say we shouldn't think before we act but sometimes the more we think about doing something, the easier it is to talk ourselves out of it.

All our insecurities start to bubble up to the surface causing us to hesitate, giving more time for doubt to take over, allowing ourselves to shrug our shoulders and give compensation to our thoughts by saying it would never have worked out anyway.

Phooey to that!  Today's quote is, "Anything and everything is possible - do your part and make it happen."  It comes down to determination.  Creating a life you want is hard work, no doubt about it.  You must be willing to be an active participant in your life, not just watch it go by.  Ask yourself three important questions.  1.  Is it worth it?  2. Am I willing to put in the effort?  3.  How badly do I want change?  If the answers are yes, yes and soooooo badly, then you are on your way!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions OR email me at amy@amykaufman.co

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

THE STRENGTH IN US ALL

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.   I am the luckiest girl.  My day job ended a few days ago.  Once again the summer is mine, freeing me up for morning and afternoon Reiki sessions, teaching outdoor Guided Meditation classes and  doing whatever I like.  It doesn't get much better than that!

I value every moment of my time. The time I have to sit and stare at a tree has equal value to the time I need to complete chores and run errands.  Free summers are the greatest gift I receive from my day job.  Without going into gory and truthfully boring detail, lets just say its not my happy place but I made it another year.

Today's quote is, "Inside us all lives a warrior a fighter and a survivor."   Remember that when you are going through a difficult time.  Remember that the strength within you can conquer a bad day, a difficult relationship, job frustration and a rainy day.  If we didn't have such strength we would spend way too much time curled up in a fetal position with a blanket around us.

When things become difficult and even too much to bear, curl up under those covers if you need to but don't stay there.  Don't give in to temporary discomfort.  Time is healing and nothing is everlasting, not even joy.  Relish the good times and understand that difficult phases of life are also what adds to our inner strength.  Be that warrior, be that fighter and be that survivor that lives within you!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sesssions OR email me at amy@amykaufman.co

Thursday, June 25, 2020

WHEN DARKNESS TURNS TO LIGHT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  My main objective for you and for myself is to remain positive even when I'm not really feelin' it.  I pinpoint one good thing and most times that does the trick to bring me back from my slump but like you and because I'm human, there are dark days.  The kind of days where you feel stunted by the air around you and completely stagnant.

Rather than sinking down any further, this is a time for stillness.  A time to release worry for what lies ahead.   A time to "just be," knowing that life is ever changing.

Today's quote is, "The unknown is a dark tunnel - a place where you may stumble and fall - have faith that you will find the light and leave the darkness."  We are so uncomfortable in darkness unable to appreciate its quiet beauty.  We like to be in control and when we feel we have none, we get anxious and scared.

I remember a literal blackout many years ago.  Consistent hot weather in New York City caused the entire island of Manhattan and neighboring counties to go completely dark.  At first it was a bit scary but then it became calming.  Calming because there was nothing anyone could do about it.

When you find yourself in that dark place, that place called the unknown and control is not in your hands, give it up to God.  Give it up to the Universe who is probably thinking you need some down time.

Everything is temporary so find peace in the darkness and know that it does not last forever. You may stumble, you may fall but trust that you will also get up and walk through the darkness and into the light.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions OR email me at amy@amykaufman.co

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

BE REAL

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  When I say good morning I mean it.  I really and truly hope that whoever is reading this is having a good morning that progresses to a good day.  We are trained to be polite and to greet one another with a good morning nod or vocal acknowledgement no matter how we feel.  Another common greeting is, "how are you?" or "how are you doing?" even though we might not care one bit.  We know if a greeting is sincere or fake but to make things easy we all go along with it.

I despise phoniness.  I despise a fake smile preferring an authentic frown.  At least you know what someone is really feeling.  Today's quote is, "Authenticity is what you do - the actions you take - not just the words you say."  Asking someone how they are and simultaneously walking away tells me  your'e not really interested.  If you want to know someone's state of mind you need to wait and listen to their response.

Why ask if you don't care?  If there is somewhere you need to be then go!  But on those rare occasions when not pressed for time, take that pause and ask the ubiquitous question with sincerity in your heart.  Does this mean that if you haven't time for a quick chat you avert your eyes to avoid contact?  Of course not.  Concern comes in the form of a text, a phone call or a conversation over coffee.  To those who mean something to you, take the time to show you care and be authentic to them and to yourself.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions OR email me at amy@amykaufman.co