Friday, December 20, 2013

The Lies

You have already been hit with so many lies about yourself and the world around you, that you might think this is the actual program.

And you would be right.

Sifting through the lies is exactly what the program is about.

When you come up with the stuff that is true and follow it, you solve things, both for yourself and for others that see what you are doing.

When you are caught up in the lies, you may be successful or not, depending on how you interpret them, but you will still be caught up in the program.

Can you spot the difference?

What if you came pre-programmed?

Or at least were caught up in the program from very young?

What are your first impressions?

Now that you are taking notice, what are your impressions in general?

Positive?  Better program.

Entitled?  Caught up in the program.

Depressed, defeated?  Caught up in the program.

Get the picture?

Find your way out of the program and into the manifestation of the best possible life for yourself and others.

Uncover the lies.  

Win a good life.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Light Inside

The light inside you is the most powerful force you have.

It is aching to come out and be expressed.

Everything about your life is pushing at you to express this light within.

You are acquiring skills, experiences, which motivate and guide and direct and force you to let it out and express it.

You are unique in your expression of your signature light.

It draw all those who can benefit most by it to you.

You find yourself placed so that you can serve them best.

It is the most satisfying work you can do.

It chooses you and it feels so good, you know you were made to do it.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

www.InspiredPractices.com

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Your Direction

Where are you choosing to place your thought as you head into the holidays?

Traditions are, well, traditional, but you are setting up new ones at the same time as you are revisiting old ones.

As you put your own together, choose the best of whatever you observe.

You are leading yourself into your own new life, and the steps you take and the way you take them can be haphazard or deliberate.

There are elements of adventure to either approach.

Regardless of your background, you deserve wonderful experiences.

Set yourself to become that wonderful person who attracts them.

I am looking forward to whatever wonderful directions you choose and the wonderful contributions you are making to society and civilization.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

You Can Choose

Are you listening?

Are you listening for your own individual direction?

Are you aware that there is a purpose for your being here on earth at this time in this place?

There is.

Tune into that idea.

It is the most true thing for you to know about yourself.

Your value lies most strongly in the direction of your inner guidance.

No kidding.

You have talents which are greatly valued at this time.

Do not look to existing jobs or opportunities.

Do what you have to live right now, but keep listening for your true and deep purpose.

In some way, you will feel a desire to go somewhere or to do something.

Trust that desire.

Go to that place.

Keep listening.

You will find it step by step.

You will lift yourself out of all the doubt and fear around you and you will create some more light.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, November 4, 2013

Early Rebirth


The goals you set for yourself may not be able to come to fruition due to changing times and economic uncertainties.

The uncertainty is only because it is an old-fashioned approach to business and work.

The rebirth of your own ideas is ripe.

Using the skills which are useful to you, the ones you have already acquired or the new ones you are being forced to acquire, you have the opportunity to birth a new idea to meet the needs of the current state of affairs.

There are so many things that are needed in a new approach to life and economy.

By being in the position you are in, you are perfectly placed to listen within to find your true purpose.

You won’t have to wait until you are older and disappointed in life.

You can look within right now to where your identity is residing, waiting to show you your purpose in this day and time.

You will birth an idea which is uniquely suitable to support you and all those who will benefit from it.

Listen for its needs, the way you would listen for the needs of an infant or young child.

You are carrying these ideas inside your thought so they can be expressed.

What do they need?

Where do you find it?

These answers are all within you as you quietly contemplate the idea that you are unique and able to bring unique solutions to today’s needs.

You will find fulfillment and satisfaction in ways you never dreamed of in the old economy.

You will find yourself happier and in contact with those who truly love your idea and find it welcome in their lives.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

When You Are Almost There

 The idea has come to you.

You have nurtured it and appreciated it.

You have taken the steps that have come to you.

You have done the research.

You have worked with the people who can help you.

There have been coincidences.

Everything is in place.

It is almost time.

Do not give up.

There is still more going on in the background.

The Universe is working with you on a more complete and ideal scale than you have imagined.

Let It bring your idea to fruition.

Give just as much attention to your love for the idea as when it first came to you.

Do not listen to anyone else’s opinion.

Listen to counsel, but wait to move when you feel the go ahead.

It is coming to you.

Only you know the time.

Now, go!


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Finding Right Relationship


You are not cut off from any right relationships.

Right now, you are attracting what you see.

It is a feedback loop.

To change what you are attracting and what you see is a conscious endeavor to define what you want.

Then, take a step in the direction of improving your own expression of what you want.

If you want trust, take a step in becoming more trustworthy.

Complete your work.

Be neat.

Be on time.

If you want commitment, be more committed in your own actions.

Complete your projects in an orderly and timely way.

If you want to be well thought of, think of others in the best ways you can.

As you define more of what you want, think of ways you can be that person yourself.

Take the first step, take small steps.

You will notice a changing landscape of relationships as you move yourself in the direction of your desires.

You want riches?

Give more and live more richly by enriching the lives of others.

Do not judge them.

You do not know what has brought them to their present state.

You want beauty?

Be more beautiful yourself.

Express forgiveness and tolerance and let those lead to understanding and compassion.

As you become a more beautiful person, you will attract more beauty.

You have a good gauge of where you are by your present surroundings.

How long did it take you to get there?

You will move into more favorable circumstances and relationships more quickly once you begin your conscious practice to get there.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, October 17, 2013

People, Even Parents, Can Change


We have the perspectives from the experiences we grew up with.

We simply do.

We know what we have experienced and nothing is going to change that, nor should it.

However, there are occasions when we are given a new perspective.

Working through my own child trauma through the writings of other authors and many, many workshops, I had made progress toward rewriting my life.

I was able, with the practice of new tools and techniques, to forgive my father.

I was very grateful.

However, even though I had forgiven my father, I was still dealing with the aftershocks for decades of my life.

It is impossible for this not to have affected the atmosphere in which I raised my children.

During a recent workshop, I was able to shift my perspective and to welcome my father into my light.  (link)

I was absolutely amazed.

I imagine over time, it could affect the relationships I have with all my own children, too.

For now, I am once again grateful for my own progress after decades of entrenched fear.


g 2013 Kathryn Hardage

What You Believe About Yourself


When you believe something about yourself based on social, academic or work situations, you may be completely wrong.

The only things that are true about you are the best things.

You are manifesting whatever you believe.

The Universe has wonderful things to say about you.

You live in It.

So listen.

You have the goodness and expansiveness and richness of the Universe.

You have the imagination and individuality and unselfishness and strength of character that the Universe bestows on you.

You have the insight and precision and accuracy which created the heavens and keeps the stars and planets in their courses.

You have delight and artistry and humor and sensitivity and gentleness.

You have unlimited happiness and light-heartedness and concentration and comfort and harmony in your life.

Anything less is a lie.

Tell yourself the truth about your excellence and innovation and strength and discipline and the strong foundation you are building for your success.

Do it all the time.

Then see what a difference that makes.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Degree or Dream?


You can invest in yourself in many different ways.

While you are expanding your ability to express yourself and to make a meaningful contribution to society, you will encounter many possibilities and directions.

Accept the challenges that present themselves and listen to your deep inner self.

It may be appropriate to get your college degree.

Fulfilling those requirements gives you skills and shows you can complete a long-term project.

It may be appropriate to set up your own business.

Doing so gives you others kinds of skills and also shows you can complete a long-term project.

During both operations, you will be faced with doubts, frustrations and fears.

You will have successes and learn things you are not aware of at the time.

Completing each college course gives you certain kinds of stepping stones.

You are joining in a communal experience and will know how college graduates think.

You will understand their vocabulary and be better able to serve their needs.

Starting your own business gives you different kinds of stepping stones and lets you connect your dream from imagination to reality.

Remember, whatever job you get will be helping to fulfill someone else’s dream.

You still want to fulfill your purpose and reason for being on this earth.

Use either your degree or your dream, or both, to do so.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.InspiredPractices.com

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Most Powerful Light


When you know what pleases you the most deeply, you know everything you need to know.

The depth of your enjoyment and appreciation of your best ideas leads you in their direction.

As you take the steps to fulfill them, you are placing yourself on the best foundation and giving yourself the most fulfilling work you could ever enjoy.

Each step you take gives you more joy.

Each step you take adds to your ability to bless mankind.

As they receive the benefit of your work, you do, too.

Actually, you will notice that you have been receiving the benefit of your work all along.

As you have remained true to your vision and felt it grow and develop within you, you have been more and more empowered to bring it to manifestation.

As you have cultivated the qualities of your heroes, you have felt them manifested within you.

What you share from this pure and true and powerful place within, has a much wider outreach and blessing and beneficial influence than you could ever imagine.

You are lifting up the race.

You are changing the direction of all mankind.

Because of your work there is more good in the world.

You are a light to all who come within the range of your work.

You, yourself, lead a peaceful life within, and that gives you the most power obtainable in the world.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.InspiredPractices.com

Monday, September 9, 2013

Finding a Point of Confidence


Confidence is when your desires match your abilities.

You can move toward a goal with confidence because you know you will acquire the skills or other elements as you proceed.

When you value yourself because you simply know how to learn, then you have everything you need.

You have been learning all your life, and now you can choose what you want to learn.

You can figure out the route to get there.

It probably will have to be a new route, because the old ones are breaking down.

As you figure out your new route to acquire the skills you want to do the work you choose, you will increase your sense of individuality.

You will realize no one else can do the work you choose exactly like you.

You will develop your own signature work.

As you delve more deeply into it and become a master over the time period it takes you to do that, you will create an identity for yourself.

You can never overestimate the power and value of your ability to identify yourself as a master of your skill.

You can also feel the deep satisfaction and joy and appreciation for the fact that you did what it took to get there.

Plus, you are amazing with your skill!  

Your work in is great demand.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.InspiredPractices.com

Monday, September 2, 2013

Thinking It Out


Once you know the Universe is on your side, you think it out differently.

You don’t have to figure it out, only think out what it is that you want to share as your greatest gift.

The Universe provides in terms of gifts, if you are willing to think that way.

Are there skills you need in order to share your gift?

Are there contacts you need?

Is funding required?

The Universe is in charge of all that.

You are in charge of recognizing, loving, cherishing, celebrating your gift.

Take some steps.

What would you do if you were living and celebrating your gift?

Where would you be?

Would you be writing, drawing, building, computing, designing, hiking, fishing, selling, producing, manufacturing, baking, teaching, negotiating,...?

You get the idea.

Take a step.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.InspiredPractices.com

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Scale of the Work


At a museum exhibit today, I was impressed by the scale of the work.

Some of it was enormous, with intricate decoration.

Some of it had tiny, intricate parts that must have taken a month for a space of only 2 x 2 inches.

Some of it had the most painstaking collection of hundreds of thousands of tiny steps.

The total scale of the work was beautiful.

Individual input was time-consuming and masterful.

When work like that is done, it serves its immediate purpose.

Then, over hundreds of years, it serves an even greater purpose.

A glimpse into the craftsmanship and devotion which makes it worth looking at hundreds of years later.

What is the scale of the work you are doing?


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.InspiredPractices.com

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What is Truth and What is a Lie?


Are you a smart, independent, resilient, resourceful thinker?

Or are you a dependent, easily-led, reactor?

Which one of you can take care of yourself?

Which one of you can put together the life you wish to lead?

Are you limited by what is being portrayed as what is around you?

Are there some threads missing in the narrative that only you can supply?

Well, think about it.

How do you wish to live?

Are you really dependent on what you see and hear?

Or is there another source, a thought within, a dream that is a greater reality?

The way you decide will make all the difference.

One way you will live.

The other way, you will only seem to live.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.InspiredPractices.com

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Happiness Imperative


It is imperative that I feel happy.

Not giggly.

But positive.

There are too many things that can drag a person down.

So, I choose being happy and I am learning how to create happiness for myself from within.

I have an unlimited source of ideas and thoughts.

I can choose which ones I include in my day.

I can choose the attitude that I face situations with.

During one day when nothing much was happening, my husband and I drove down a country road at the end of the first day of school in that community.

We saw a couple of elementary school girls walking down the road, drinking sodas, an after school treat, I imagine.

I was able to enjoy their smiles as they walked by and waved.

Instead of saying that I am coming back into familiar situations, I am now referring to this as moving forward into them.

That is changing how I approach a return.

It is a forward move.

That is allowing all kinds of new actions to be taken.

It is creating a fresh approach.

This is happiness.

A fresh approach and moving forward.

It is a good way to think about things.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.InspiredPractices.com

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Is It Too Soon To Find Peace?


Youth is a time of adventure and experimentation and excitement.

Is it also a time to find peace?

It is, if you think of it as a time to find the loves of your life, in companionship, in work, and in location.

How do you find your true loves?

By being what you want to see manifested in your life.

If you want uncertainty, try things that just lead you on.

With no special direction for yourself, you are liable to accept anything.

It may be good, it may be bad, but it will be an experience.

When you start thinking about what you would really love to be and what your dream mate would be and what your dream location would be, you actually start the thinking that will take you there.

The more outrageous the better.

That way you won’t think small.

Think big, deep, wide and long.

Think outside of the first box, and the second and the third and keep it going like that.

You will use the boxes for steps.

Especially do not talk about this approach for yourself.

The world is full of people who are just looking for a job.

Don’t be like that.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.InspiredPractices.com

If you would like to download a printable version of this meditation, please go to:
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Monday, August 5, 2013

Timeless


I am looking at ideas and teachings which have meant a lot to me for many years.  This is one of them.
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I received a teaching in my late teens that said we can all have the enthusiasm of youth and the wisdom of age if we turn within to listen.

I have always valued that teaching whenever anyone announces that they are “getting old”.

I find that it continues to give me fresh and innovative ideas regardless of my “age”, and that I really don’t have much in common with people who are stuck in a particular time of life.

On the other hand, I find myself in the company of sparkling conversationalists of many ages who are very engaged in the services they are performing.

They are outward thinking and acting individuals.

Many of them have developed or are developing products which they feel are valuable.

Indeed, they are adding to their own value by listening for the best ideas to put into practice.

With that kind of mental activity and the awareness of the needs and ways to fulfill hose needs, they are helping advance society.

Looking for what excites us and gives us ways to serve is a never aging process.

Listening for the wisdom to carry out the ideas connects us at the right time and places.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.InspiredPractices.com

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Good Things


Despite the news of gloom and doom, many wonderful things are happening.

What is being reported is only on the surface.

The disruption underneath is bring all the mess up to the surface where it is visible.

The disruption is a cleansing, a purging of bad practices that have gone on so long that they can no longer be hid.

They are being brought to the surface in just the right way to bring about a deep reorganization.

We perceive people differently now than we did one hundred years ago.

We perceive them differently than even a decade ago.

We have more compassion, more awareness.

And we want equality.

We want good things for everyone.

We want room for all the individuality and creativity to be expressed.

After all, that is why we are who we are.

So, my thanks to the folks who are showing us the weakness of the system.

And even as they try to distort it beyond all recognition from the original intent of our country’s founders, we can be grateful for their demonstration of the weakness of the system in order to make room for the new awareness, the new paradigm.


© 2013 Kathryn Hardage
www.inspiredPractices.com