Over the course of the last 4 weeks, I have been using writing prompts by Mary Anne Radmacher in my journaling practice. These writing prompts have been very valuable in that they have allowed me to think about topics I would not have considered. They have also allowed the flow of creativity to come back to me as I heal from my two surgeries.
This past Monday’s prompt was “An awakened heart intentionally chooses what it will and what it will not embrace.” As I stared at the little card, I pondered the meaning of “embrace” or “to embrace.” To embrace (other than a hug) is to receive gladly or eagerly; to accept willingly, i.e., to embrace an idea. It also can mean to avail oneself to an opportunity. Other definitions include… to adopt a profession or religion such as to embrace Buddhism. Or, this can also mean to take in with the eye or the mind such as soaking in a sunset, or the feel of the air, or the scent of the surroundings. Lastly… embracing or to embrace is to encircle or surround someone with love or prayer, or to include or contain as in inviting someone into your space, or to shore up a plant with extra soil.
This all being said, as an awakened heart that is in the process of healing, I intentionally and eagerly and willingly accept into the circle of my atmosphere all ideas and opportunities that are filled with love, kindness, joy, abundance, beauty, healing of mind and body, and the upliftment of souls everywhere. Also, that everyone may be surrounded by peace; starting in their mind and shining outward into their lives. And, that each person feels contained and held up, supported and nourished by Life, and that this Love and this Oneness of life is experienced everywhere by every being.
May all beings be at ease, be happy, and be at peace with themselves.
I see this as part of my New Journey 2 Health.