Podcast 14: Activate Aging Grace- part 2

5 ways to Activate Aging Grace:

  1. Old is new – Romans 8:28-29, 35-39

This is a beginning of a new adventure

  1. Let God be mold you – Genesis 37:3-4

Allow people and experiences to shape you 

  1. Know that you are called by God  – Exodus 4:1-17

Create a mission statement for the latter third of life.

  1. It’s okay to be vulnerable – Ruth 1:1-17

Aging brings with it many changes that require emotional and mental adaptation—but our loving God is in control.

2. You are getting nearer to God – Psalm 4

Losing our grip to human attachments – moving us into a greater relationship with him that should not be limited because of our age.

Identify & Integrate:

  • Seek wisdom and Knowledge – Read Gods Word on Aging and develop a ritual embedding it into your heart.
  • Pray for Gods understanding of beauty and youth and remove vanity, doubt, or fear.
  • Change your perspective on things and approach aging as an adventure.
  • Honor those around you who are aging.

Maintain:

  • Be mindful of self and others
  • Revisit Gods word and listen to his direction for you
  • Journal

Dear God, grant me the grace to know that no matter what I look like, I was created beautifully by you. Help me to see continue to see myself in your image and those I observe losing what we believe to be beauty during the aging process. Help me spread love and kindness, support and help to the aging mentally spiritually and physically. As I help myself, let the light you gave me shine for others.

Fast From 1 Thing for Brain Strength

 

Are You Shrinking Your Brain?

 

How much of your verbal communication in a 24 hour

period of time contains an element of complaining?

10%? 25% 50% 75% 90%?

 

Take a moment to go into your internal castle, close your eyes and

give this self inventory question a moment to marinate. For any positive

shift to occur it is essential to shine the light of

our awareness on the state of behavior we wish to prune

out of our life.

 

Next question: Are you a conscious communicator? Someone

who pauses before responding and edits and adjusts words

to align with the person you are committed to being.

OR

Have you fallen asleep at the gate of your most powerful

modality to create a positive or negative space around you

on this journey of life: Your Tongue.

 

Science proves that your brain actually shrinks in the midst of

complaining, either from your own mouth or people around you.

Victory over undesirable circumstances lies in your ability

to occupy the space you feel honors the person you are committed

to being. Do you edify yourself and those around you or do

you cut down yourself and those around you? The choice is

yours and makes all the difference in the outcomes you experience.

 

This week I invite you to take a complaining fast, I’m going to join

you in this practice. As you feel a negative conclusion or statement

bubbling up into your mouth, put your hand over your mouth

and step away from the situation if necessary to catch yourself.

As quickly as possible flip the negative thought into a positive one.

 

For example: “I am so exhausted and fed up with my work load.”

Flip It: “I love how much effort I put behind what I do in life, my

body is telling me it’s time to take a break and restore so I can

continue to show up the way I want to show up, and I am going to honor that.”

 

“When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example, although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course one’s life on fire…” James 3:3-6

Nolite Timere: Fear Not!

Because of His Love,

Lauren