It often rains a lot here on the Big Island of Hawaii. Today the sun rose and there wasn’t a cloud anywhere. The sky was the most beautiful shade of blue. Yesterday I buried my little miracle chicken Ana. When she was a few days old she died, the vet did mouth to beak resuscitation and brought her back to life. She often wandered into the house and just the other day I found her on the dinning room table as evidenced by the photo. Needless to say, I chased her outside after I took the picture. I was sad at her passing, but this morning as I looked at the sky all I could think about was new beginnings.

What a blessing each day is. No matter what is happening in the moment we can savor the experience. Yesterday was the only time I was blessed with the opportunity to say goodbye to Anna. I helped raise her, enjoyed her antics and loved her. I was able to savor her life and I was there when her spirit left her body.

Today I got to enjoy the beauty of another sunrise and think about new beginnings. When I wake up in the morning I always do two things immediately. I give thanks for the precious day about to unfold and say good morning to my spirit. When I start my day with gratitude and love, magic and miracles are sure to follow even when the day includes the passing of a friend.

When I approach life from that perspective I feel far more expansive and happier than when my first thoughts are worrisome. One of the most powerful moments in your day is that first moment of awakening. It is called a hypnagogic state (technically it is called hypnopompic) and your mind is very suggestible at that moment.  So if you use it to worry your mind will gladly oblige you by creating events to worry about. If on the other hand you use it to celebrate a day full of glorious new beginnings your mind will help you create events to celebrate about.

Whatever you focus your attention on you get more of, so what are you going to focus on today? Love or fear? Celebration or judgment? What you think about, what you see is what you get more of, so see everything as pono (perfect) and you will get more perfection. It really is as simple as that, but often we are rather fond of arguing for our limitations. So often we would rather be right than happy. We can think of war is bad because people are injured or see it as a perfect way for spirits of the people who die to remember to choose love next time. We can see any event many different ways and none are inherently right or wrong!

At this moment pregnant with endless possibilities what are you going to choose to think about next?

With love and aloha,

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