Will You Allow Perfection?

It is lovely to receive a message that you know is given ‘just for you’.  Recently, I re-read a section from my meditation journal.  This one grabbed me and I am drawn to share it with you.  Perhaps it too, is written ‘just for you.’

“Everything is wrapped in Love and Light.

Wrapped in Love’s cocoon, everything unfolds beautifully.

It’s ok to experience perfection.

It’s ok to experience perfection.

You fear that it will not turn out.

Holding on in fear or control does not serve you.

It is an illusion of security.

It’s ok to let go.

Focus on the essence of what you want……..

We want you to have perfection –

And perfection is all that is ever created.

Perfection is all that is given.

Perfection is all that is given.View your minutes, days and life as the receiver of perfection.

It is our non-physical standard and it can be yours too.

Decide.

Focus upon it.

You are always receiving it, so allow yourself to experience it.

Allow yourself to let go.

Let Us bring it to you.

It is and always will be….perfect”

Today’s “leaping exercise“:  Find a comfortable spot and gently breathe in and out, in and out.  Release any thoughts that are coming and going.  Read the above 3 times, then choose the  phrase that stands out for you.  Write that phrase 10 times in your journal and allow yourself to receive whatever message is intended for you as you write.  Trust the message and its perfection for you.  Re-read your journal entry at least once each day for 7 days.

Trust the perfection of the Giver – Joan Kappes

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All You Need Is Your Spark

 

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Leaping Exercise: Use the above as a reflection and jumping off place for journaling.

Pretend you are one of the stars in the above photo. Imagine you are a spark of Divinity.

The following are a few journaling ideas for you to engage your imagination and your heart as you connect with who you really are:

  • As a spark of Divinity, what feelings do I feel during my day?  What thoughts do I think about myself, family, co-workers, government officials, etc.?
  • What beliefs do I live by?
  • What is my perception of the people and circumstances in my life?
  • If I do not view myself as a Divine spark, what thoughts do I currently have that do not serve me?
  • What would I be able to do or be or have if I really believed I was a Divine spark connected to Source?
  • How could my life change if I believed this (even if I believed it just a little)?
  • As a spark of Divinity, how and why does trusting myself, my dreams and my intuition fit into all of this?
  • If I am reading this, do I trust that I am reading this for a reason? Could it be that this is no accident? What could this mean for me, now…..

The above are just a few ideas to open up the portal for awareness that you indeed, are a spark of Divinity!  Keep writing and go with the flow of inspiration that you are now receiving! If you are not ‘hearing’ anything at this moment, keep your heart open and you will receive insights in a few hours or a day or two.

Daily affirmation: I AM a spark of Divinity. I am connected with the Divine Creator and because I am connected, I trust my dreams and my intuition.  I am willing and able to let go of thoughts that no longer serve me. I trust my connection with Source.  I have everything I need to live my life in happiness, fulfillment, love and joy.

You sparkle! –Joan Kappes

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Find Your Bliss Here!

What if Bliss were a living ‘thing’ - a living, breathing energy??? It’s time for breathing in the beauty of the season. So naturally, on one of these ‘looking-at-the-clouds-passing-by kind of days I would be pondering ……..Bliss.

My imagination kicked in: What if Bliss were a living ‘thing’ – a living, breathing energy??? If so, then what does it look like? How can it be described? What are its characteristics? When does it show up? If bliss is a living, flowing energy whose purpose is to surprise and delight, how can I become more attuned to its presence? How can I welcome it more and more into my life?

I spent the day imagining words that describe Bliss. Here are just a few from my long list: Freedom, ecstacy, happiness, delight, harmony, joy, peace, delight, joyfulness, excitement, adventure, silence, lack of resistance, free expression, contentment, gratitude, bliss, laughter, merriment, calm. Each of these connects me with the feeling of Bliss. After ‘trying on’ each of these words for an afternoon, I was, as you can imagine feeling pretty Bliss-full!

If Bliss is this delightful energy, how does it show up?  I discovered that Bliss is very clever! Its creativity is unlimited in its desire and power to delight. It shows up everywhere and to everyone; how it manifests is based on our unique likesBliss is very clever! and pleasures. Bliss loves to show up in music, in nature, in beauty, in food and drink, in ‘special’ times and in ordinary, in every expression through the senses, in silence, in noise, in solitude, in crowds, in ‘down time’, at work and in any of the 24 hours of the day!

After pondering this for a few days, I discovered a perfect example of how Bliss spreads its delight and magic. The short video below is the most enchanting example of one woman accepting and living her Bliss I have ever seen. (I experienced Bliss just watching her!). I invite you to watch this short, Bliss-filled video (make sure you watch until the very end!); we will finish with how to invite this energy to flow through your life and your days…..

How to connect with this spry, delightful energy called Bliss: Today’s ‘leaping’ exercise: Begin by identifying with a word that connects you to a feeling of Bliss (joy, peace, laughter, delight, bliss etc.) Then, throughout each day, actively put your ‘feelers out’ for circumstances that come your way that allow you to experience that word/feeling in your day (don’t worry – it will be there!). When you recognize it, STOP and feel it! Experience it! (After all, isn’t this what we’re all after – the experience of Bliss?) Acknowledge and thank it. It’s a habit, so commit to growing it everyday. (You’ll have so much fun looking for evidence of Bliss flowing through your life that it will be a fun habit to create!)

To FEEL bliss is a habit. It’s there…………are you ready to experience it? –
You look GOOD wrapped in Bliss! –Joan Kappes

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New Adventures Coming Soon!

logo5It’s time to fly higher and leap ‘bigger’, Come to the Edge Today! travelers!

A new format is coming very soon with even greater opportunities to discover the majesty, Love and depth of Who-we-really-are.  This new approach will incorporate the wisdom we have uncovered here at ‘The Edge’ these past 4+ years leading us to even more discoveries and ‘ahas’ in this adventurous life we are living.

If you are new to our community at ‘Come to the Edge Today!’, join us.  You will fit right in as your wisdom and searching has led you right here!  Feel free to explore the dozens of topics and reflections (complete with ‘leaping’ exercises) contained within.  This site is a gift to you with the purpose of providing a unique, personal space for you to uncover the magic and beauty of who You really are by answering Life’s invitation to ‘Come to the Edge Today!’, taking your leap and l-i-v-i-n-g, perhaps for the first time.  (If you’re wondering what is ‘Come to the Edge Today!, listen to an interview which explains everything!  Click this link and listen to episode 1.

So, while I eagerly put together the new format, continue listening, hearing and answering Life’s daily, loving invitation to embrace the magnificence of You!

The adventure of Life just keeps getting better – Joan Kappes

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How To Experience Your Best Holiday Season Yet!

sritangphotoThis season, throw out the anxiousness of your ‘to do’ lists and ‘have to’s!  Eliminate the dreadful feeling of putting up with people you feel obligated to see or events you don’t want to attend.  Let go of the worrisome thought that ‘I don’t have enough money’ or ‘nobody cares about me’.  Reject whatever is showing up as lack in your life.

Regardless of your current circumstances, this can be the most meaningful, joyful, growth filled holiday season of your life – beginning right now!

How?

By embracing the most precious gift already in your possession……………this gift may surprise you!

Join me below at ‘Come to the Edge Today!’ Radio for ‘How to Experience a Joy Full Holiday Season’.  These fewClaire Louise minutes reveal the gift that is yours to use….easily and effectively….right now.  Discover practical tips and tools for how to use this gift and quickly learn to refocus so you can enjoy not only this season, but your l-i-f-e!

Turn off all distractions, grab your favorite beverage, dim the lights, click the ‘play’ button (or download the mp3) below and begin your best season yet!

 

Listen above or Download “How to Experience a Joy Full Holiday Season”
Joan Kappes
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“In All Things Give Thanks” – 30 Day Challenge

in all things 3‘Tis the season for Giving Thanks!

The season:  Thanksgiving

The adventure:  “In All Things Give Thanks” – 30 Day Challenge

The outcome:  Unique, fun, life changing!  The final prize to be uncovered by you in one month

 

The what, the why, the how plus easy, useful tips for your fabulous 30 day adventure are found in Episode 19 of  ‘Come to the Edge Today!’ radio, (listen to audio or mp3 below).

Give yourself permission to be thankful and see what happens………..

 

Listen below or Download “In All Things Give Thanks” – 30 Day Challenge

 

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This is YOUR Night to Shine!

John’s Garden by Peter Mayer – You Tube

It’s Halloween season (one of my favorites!) and with it comes….. pumpkins.  What do pumpkins have to do with  “Come to the Edge Today”?

Actually, everything.

Listen to this great song by Peter Mayer as he tells the wonderful story of pumpkins deciding who to “become” on Halloween.

Today’s “leaping” practice:  After listening, you decide………Who will you be:  The Jack-O-Lantern or the pumpkin on the vine?

John’s Garden Lyrics

Farmer John wandered back
And when he reached the pumpkin patch, began to speak
He said “the weather’s getting colder
Summer’s over and it’s almost Halloween
That’s the day, the reason you were raised
When everything about your life will change

You will have eyes to see, and for that night, you’ll be
A bright lamp burning in the darkness
But remember that candle shines for only the briefest time
In a jack-o-lantern’s heart”

The pumpkins held a meeting then
Some were very apprehensive and afraid
“Could this really happen to us?
What could be the meaning?” is what they were saying
“This is home, it’s all we’ve ever known”
Then one bold, outspoken pumpkin spoke

He said
“I don’t need eyes to see , it sounds like a lie to me
I like it just fine here in John’s garden
And remember that candle shines for only the briefest time
In a jack-o-lantern’s heart”

There is much to ask and to ponder in the pumpkin patch
When imposing old October shows up at last

Then a pumpkin from the farther end
Who had been silent up till then
Over the commotion, said
“What would you rather have my friends
A chance to shine, or die here on the vine?
The better way seems very plain to me

You will have eyes to see, and for that night, you’ll be
A bright lamp burning in the darkness
And maybe that candle shines for only the briefest time
In a jack-o-lantern’s heart
Oh, but one goblin’s smile should make it all well worth while
You know you might even see the starlight
And knowing that time is brief, makes it that much more sweet
When you have a jack-o-lantern’s heart”

Here’s to my kindred spirits who have Jack-O-Lantern hearts – Joan Kappes

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