2 April 2010 9 Comments

How You Generate Renewal

Tips to Renew Yourself

This post is about practical ways to create an experience of renewal.

BleedingHrtEvery day, every moment is here once. When it’s gone it’s gone. The opportunity—for love, for some small measure of awakening, for choice, for a full and complete breath—is gone with it. Our children are one more day past innocence and toward running the world. Yes, as we hurtle through space on this spinning globe, the next moment presents, seamlessly from the last. Yet something is gone forever. Use this.

Quit putting off anything that brings real meaning for you, the things you would regret from your deathbed. Make bold choices.

Release anything that no longer serves you:

  • Forgive while simultaneously strengthening fluid boundariesCherry1
  • Get rid of things you don’t use. Give them to charity
  • Deep clean your home and your body
  • Move beyond the familiar by inviting yourself to make one fresh choice

Renew your life by setting clear intention in every moment you can remember.

  • Nurture the body with respectful eating
  • Let the people you love know it
  • Express appreciation that may have remained silent
  • Buy yourself flowers and put them anywhere you work too much

Regenerate your inner life:
WtTulipsHow does regeneration come about? Please let me use a few words and relax any old associations with them.
The word confession does not have to be about religion or guilt. It can be about empowering yourself to speak your truth. With this meaning, confession is about being able to say who you are.

The word redemption does not have to be about religion either, although it can be if you like.
What if every act we do to reclaim parts of ourselves we pushed away is an act of redemption? It can be.
Chose to be whole and authentic. Use every moment you can to wake up a tiny bit more to choice.

Spring is especially glorious this year in Seattle. Some years it slips by almost without my notice, lost in the clutter of my to-do list. This year the energies present offer major opportunity for transformation—if we respond.

Use the winds of change to scour your life down to the fresh, vital skin so you shineFrillwith the sweet, tender shoots and buds bursting into world. You may think you’ve seen them, but these particular flowers have never been here before and will not last. Focus on being fully alive.

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.
–Mahatma Gandhi

What are YOUR secrets to renewal?

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9 Responses to “How You Generate Renewal”

  1. David 3 April 2010 at 9:29 am #

    It seems that part of renewal is a surrender to who we are. That may not always be what we expect, but, it is the first step in an inner Spring cleaning. Spring to it!!

    • Teresa Dietze 3 April 2010 at 9:40 am #

      Absolutely! This simple-but-not-easy practice is of utmost spiritual and personal value, and represents a Path in itself. Interesting that when we begin to let go of everything we do that is not truly ourselves, we initially feel threatened by a “loss of self” feeling. Many stop here. If we courageously move past this stumbling block to see that our IDENTITY is different from our core self, and support the core self, the feeling of threat evaporates and we feel lighter, freer, and more joyful.

      Thank you for giving me a chance to say this!

  2. Emma Ferguson 3 April 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    This is a statement I picked up from a spiritual teacher named Isha…”Love Creates me in my Perfection”. I focus lightly on my heart and then allow this thought to go through my mind
    “Creates”… is a present tense statement that reminds me that I am in a state of renewal each second and that energy is from Love and it can be nothing but perfect.

    I also love to just bring my attention to my physical heart and ooze loads of wordless love to that area. This feels wonder-full! I will end it with imagining a big ol smile planted smack in the middle of my brain.

    Blessings and Peace
    Emma Ferguson

  3. Michele Marie 3 April 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    This is very useful! Thank you.

  4. Dr. Erica Goodstone 3 April 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    Just arriving at your site felt like a breath of fresh air. The colors are soothing and the words are inviting and comforting. Just reading those few paragraphs, I feel rejuvenated. I took a nice deep breath and let out a soft “Ah!” Thanks.

  5. Jackie 4 April 2010 at 5:18 am #

    These suggestions remind me that I can move toward being more open without dropping everything and starting all over again. Little by little is much more loving, and more effective. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Therese 12 June 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    Thank you for your site and thank you for your book. Both are wonderful!

  7. Michele Marie 13 August 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    Very insightful and beneficial! Thank you so much!

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