✨After a Hurricane Comes a Rainbow- Katy Perry🌈

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🍀I have been waiting for the PERFECT time to post this story… the PERFECT time is NOW…But, in my own Hurricane, I’ve managed to lose my previously written words and story that I had written months ago!

Why do I want to share today?

1.) 🙏Hardships: Through hardships, I was again gently reminded of how an AMAZING song and the impact of others (whether they know it or not) can help one get through a moment, a day, or a lifetime in a better way!✨🍀

2.) 💐Suicide: Someone VERY close to me recently decided to seriously attempt to take their own life. It had a profound impact on me… Realizing that we need to continue to come together to help those in need. Well knowing that at some point in time, EVERYONE needs help, support, love, and unconditional understanding. Truthfully, prevention is the key, because in my heart, suicide is NOT an option. Everyone has so many gifts to share with this amazing world and others… Sometimes it just takes a little time to discover them. I can assure you that with time, each hardship can teach one very important lessons of life…

3.) 🌈 Move On: Despite our own hardships and storms, we need to constantly discover new ways to help us through with the ultimate challenge of moving on to the greater gifts of life!!!

4.)💫✨ When I write, it helps me refocus and enjoy life in another way… Again! Writing is almost as great as meditation… It helps me re-center my life and my soul.

So, I will try to re-tell my story knowing that I don’t need to say too many words because Katy Perry really says it all in the song, “Fire Works” that I will link!

😢 Bottom line… I was in tears… Crying on the floor in my basement bathroom.

My life I felt was a mess! My house was a mess! I was behind in everything! I was in the middle of a non-stop downward spiral!

Financially… We were losing everything, the economy had hit rock bottom and we part of it! Emotionally, I couldn’t seem to pull myself back together. No matter what I did I continued to get worse and worse!

At this exact moment in time, my daughter walks into the bathroom… I knew I should pull myself together…, but, I couldn’t. It wasn’t in me… No matter what anyone had ever said to me… I couldn’t do it… I didn’t have enough energy… Even for my daughter.

😢I just sat on the ground and cried… And cried… And cried…

Retrospectively, why did I perceive my life to be in such a huge downward spiral… But, really my life was and is amazing. Why couldn’t I see this at that time??? Why was I mentally so weak?

“Mommy, let’s go outside and play,” my daughter responded.

Nope… I couldn’t pull out of it… I sat there and cried and cried.

Suddenly, my young daughter, started to sing “Fireworks” by Katy Perry… Over and over again!

Tears rolled down my eyes… “Yes, I am paper thin… Drifting through the wind!!!”

As she sang it over and over… I realized something so important…

Yes… This is a moment in time that is extremely difficult… But, Yes… I am beautiful, amazing, and a unique “Firework”!!! Ready to learn and grow from hardships… I had to immediately choose to change my mind set.

✨But… “Only I could ignite my own spark!”💫🌈

I suddenly stood up… My daughter walked over to me and wiped the tears from my eyes…

I realized that I had to CHOOSE to be stronger then my own Storm… And CHOOSE to create my own happy and peaceful LIFE!!

✨Most important was for me to learn and grow from my hardships… And, to CHOOSE to be a better person and ENJOY and APPRECIATE the GREATNESS that I already had!!!✨

If I focused on ALL the hardships… My life was Hardships!

✨🍀If I focused on ALL the Great… My life was GREAT!💫✨🍀

It was up to me!!!

🎉And at THIS EXACT Moment in time I decided to make a 360 degree turn and change my life for that day! Realizing that I will always have ups and downs… But knowing that is up to ME to choose how I will respond and ultimately experience my life! 🎉

✨What I have learned is that for each hard time that I am able to get myself back up again… The next time is easier… Easier because I have learned from before and know there are so many different tools to help me! I trust myself and the universe to give me what I need!✨

So, today… I encourage you… With all of my heart💝… To REALLY LISTEN with ALL of your SOUL to Katy Perry’s ABSOLUTE and AMAZING song, “FIREWORKs”!!

Be honest with yourself! I can assure YOU, that YOU are a “FIREWORK” and that YOU should let your FIRE SHINE!!!!

💫YOU ARE PERFECT and AMAZING just the way YOU ARE!!!💫

✨With Much Love and Light to Katy Perry and her ENTIRE crew! Sincerely, thank you for helping me change my life with your work!!!

✨With Much Love and Light to Kacijohanna.com for the beautiful photograph!

✨With Much Love and Light to the Entire World!

✨With Much Love and Light to YOU!!

🍀Love always,
Brittany.

Gratitude…Inspired by ONE Thought and ONE Person at a time!

“Grateful”- Written and Produced by Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod, inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, KindSpring.org

What are you grateful for?  Leave a Comment!

Photograph obtained from om.symphonyoflove.net

Photograph obtained from om.symphonyoflove.net

Today, I am so grateful for the genuine kindness of those who are part of my life; yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Yesterday our neighbor, who is handicapped and uses a wheel chair for transportation, asked a favor of me.  He asked if he could borrow our hose to water his blooming flowers.

At first I said sure… thinking it was a simple task.

Quickly to discover that it wasn’t simple and would take a lot of work and time on my part.

I told him, “I’m sorry, it’s not going to work… I can’t get the hose disconnected.”

Suddenly, I was reminded of the numerous times at the motorcycle track how people willingly helped us fix our sons motorcycle … working as a community to get the job done, and not giving up because it was the easy thing to do.  Because of them, our son was able to race.

I turned to my neighbor and said, “Give me a minute… I can figure this out for you.”

So, it was because of my gratitude toward others for their acts of kindness and service, that I was able to help someone else in need of assistance.  I felt so thankful for the experience, as simple as it may be… but the lesson so huge!

Our community is like a web of life…the more gratitude we have, the more we give… the more we give… the more we receive!!!!

Image obtained from Mollysfund.org

Image obtained from Mollysfund.org

Many Blessings to those associated in producing “Grateful – Inspiring kindness and gratitude around the world”!  (Emptyhandsmusic.com (Nimo Patel), DanielNahmod.com, EllieWalton.com)!    Copyright infringement not intended.

Many Blessings to KindSpring.org!

Many Blessings to Carol Wilson, Healing Power Beyond Medicine, for always posting such inspiring links, quotes, and ideas!

Many Blessings to Mollysfund.org!

Many Blessings to om.symphonyoflove.net, David Steindl-Rast, and Jyrki Salmi!

Many Blessings to ALL!

Many Blessings to YOU!!!

With Much Love, Brittany!

JOY… Kelsey Withrow Featured Photographer

Joy- Kelsey Withrow

What are you Joyful for that you ALREADY have?  Please consider sharing under comments!

Many Blessings to Father Dennis Reilly for his Inspiring Words!

Many Blessings to Kelsey Withrow for her Outstanding Photography!

Many Blessings to ALL!

Many Blessings to YOU!

With Much Love and Light! bmj.

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😢 Do you ever feel alone? ….

Photograph obtained from quote-lover.com

Photograph obtained from quote-lover.com

😢 Do you ever feel alone and wonder if what you are doing is making a difference?

😢 Have you ever desired to do something so deeply, but it seemed the entire world had no interest?

😥 Have you ever wanted to convey a message but had no idea how to start?

😥Have you ever just felt lost?

Well, I know you aren’t alone… because I’m with you!

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Yep!  That’s me!  My dream, My goal, My greatest passion!

Although I have had many visitors to my website (over 800) in the past 3 months, I often wonder why there is little interest in “sharing” or “liking” my posts.  2% of the time (tonight) I feel really sad and discouraged the other 98% extremely excited and continue to see the actualization of my vision.

So, why do I feel so compelled to share my thoughts tonight?  Retrospectively, after writing the entire blog, I realized something very important… Read on…

My heart is sad…but, but with most sincerity I realize I have many lessons that are to be learned.

You have no idea how many people I have asked for assistance in helping with my dream, my blog, my deepest desire to show the world something new with no avail.

As I sit in silence, I have realized that they don’t have the same passion I do… that this is not “their” thing.  Realizing that I must continue on with full force forward realizing that it is “My” thing… My dream!

I have a dream that one day I will be able to show people how to experience life in a different way… To teach them one moment at a time how to access and experience the ultimate pure beauty,  bliss, love and comfort of universal energy and angelic light, realizing it is available to ALL.  To teach one to express and experience the unlimited flow of this energy and ultimately leaving behind boundaries and barriers of ones own self and social norms.

Although my dream of helping others has not occurred at the speed I had visioned, I am compelled to continue to write… I love what I’m doing and feel the deepest of passion to move forward.  I am assured that if I keep doing what I love and it will pay off… Pay off how?? Will I ever make a difference in someone else’s life??? Or, maybe is this merely journey the of my own life?!!

I just heard a TED talk this past week that reported something like this…  “to make something BIG you have to make it worth talking about!!!” (author unknown)

But, how do I make the essence of stillness, happiness, peace, and universal energy BIG???  It seems so simple and little; but, in reality so HUGE and LIFE CHANGING!

I ask you… have you every experienced divine stillness, peace and bliss while meditating… a feeling so pure and beautiful, MUCH GREATER than any substance/person/or thing?    Consider watching one of the most inspiring movies, “Ram Dass, Fierce Grace” on Netflix under documentaries.  It is through so many modalities that we are able to experience this bliss (I suspect I have only learned 5% of the many…. and each day learning more)!!”

I really have believed I have a “HOT” topic to read about and have been very surprised of lack of interest in “sharing” or “liking” my site … But, why have I had so many views of my site so far without me even doing any advertisement?   What am I doing wrong… or what haven’t I realized?

Maybe the idea of stillness, meditation, happiness, peace, and love is not a comfortable thing for people to share. Maybe they really haven’t had time to read it. Maybe I need to come up with more interesting topics or write differently.  Likely all true.

Maybe the idea of seeking happiness and peace within our own self is a sign of perceived weakness?? A sign that something is wrong with us…

This concept seems to make sense now that I think about… It took me 8 years to feel comfortable enough with myself to share my truth… my hardships… in essence my weaknesses and imperfections.  I still remember it took me about 6 months to share with my husband that recently had learned to I loved meditation and learning about Universal Energy – later to discover that he could care less!!  As long as I was happy, he was happy!!

How vulnerable does this make me???

Really… I truly have a lot to lose, my career, my family, my friends, and my reputation.

But really, what is there to lose if I don’t share my thoughts, ideas, and experiences?? Much more!!!!

It is through continuing to realize on a daily basis my weaknesses, hardships, fears, etc. that I continue to learn and grow as an individual!

If you have any idea of how miserable I was 8 years ago….what I experienced… and what I have learned… and what I continue to learn each day you probably would have a different view of me now.

By posting mostly about peace love and happiness doesn’t imply that I am walking in a phony cloud of bliss… It’s because these things help me each day to get through and enjoy my own life and hardships in a new way.

As one opens the door for more happiness and peace… Even more and more is able to funnel in… As you focus on the good… You notice the bad less or in a different way.

When you let go and let yourself truly discover and feel the essence of universal light, peace, and joy you will realize what I desire to show the world.

What I desire to show the world is little starting tips for YOU to venture out on your own to find exactly what works for you!!

Once you continue to be mindful and discover what makes you feel really good, you will continue to seek more and learn more…to go even deeper and deeper…

Divine stillness of the mind, body and soul is one of is one of the all time greatest gifts of life!!!

This concept is truly contrary to what society has created… I believe.

We are a society of go, go, go… More, more, more…. And yes, I am part of this. I enjoy it very much… But, also, I have learned to truly embrace and yearn for the divine essence of stillness with bliss.

By taking the time to have both has truly enriched my life… my mind… my soul.

I initially learned of this stillness through Reiki, later going on to become a Reiki Master… It took someone else showing me how to get to this divine place…

Then, I was able to allow myself to release and relax on my own with songs, meditations, yoga, writing, walking, etc.

I continue to learn each day!!! Somedays I slide backwards, some days I make no movement, and some days I make leaps and bounds!! But most important, each day I accept myself for where I am exactly at that time and move from there. I’m realizing that life is a full of multiple spectrums, realities, and experiences each beautiful in their own way.

So, it is with much sincerity that I continue my journey of writing to the world… Or maybe even just to myself! It is with much passion and trust that my intent is of goodness with the ultimate goal of helping myself and others realize their own truth, light, and divine peace and bliss!

With Much Love and Universal Light! bmj.

Many Blessings to Ram Dass and those who were part of the production of “Fierce Grace”!

Many Blessings to http://www.quote-lover.com/wwwquoteswave.com!

Many Blessings to my family, friends, and ALL!

Many Blessing to YOU!!

Photograph obtained from quoteswave.com

Photograph obtained from quoteswave.com

WANNA GET RICH … FAST?!!!

Photograph obtained from pushsquare.com

Photograph obtained from pushsquare.com

Seriously!!! Do you remember the famous song, “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton???  

I remember as a child hearing this song and tears rolling down my eyes…  have you ever felt different from others for a certain reason; but, really that reason was a strength or something really great about you that you later discovered?

Today, out of the clear blue I heard this truly inspirational song!  Thought I would share with you!!

Good Luck and Happiness to ALL!!  May you discover your own RICHES OF LIFE!! FREE!!! You just have to take time to recognize, realize, and embrace!!!!

After listening to the entire song, if you feel inspired, PLEASE consider writing a comment about what makes you KNOW YOU ARE RICH! 

“Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton- copyright infringement not intended; obtained from utube

Many Blessings to Dolly Parton and all of those that produced the song “Coat of Many Colors”, and utube!!

Many Blessings to push square.com!

Many Blessings to ALL!!

Many Blessings to YOU!!

With Much Love and Light,

Brittany Johnson

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💫YOU DESERVE TIME FOR THIS!

Image obtained from Collectionphotos.com

Image obtained from Collectionphotos.com

💫I dedicate this INSPIRING AND PURE LOVE SONG/MANTRA to EVERY CHILD… And EVERYONE Who once was a CHILD!!

This morning as I was driving my kids to school I played this song for them— they surprisingly sat in Complete Silence the entire time!

I told them I had a “Very Special Dedication for them because I love them so much!”

I told them to just sit still and relax and listen to the entire song… about half way through they would notice many surprising words of love… that are about them… and ALL the kids in the world!!!

This is a beautiful, peaceful, all loving Mantra — You may even want to sing along, I find this to enhance the experience even more!

Enjoy the words and the feelings!!

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Girish- “Diamonds in The Sun” (No copy infringement intended)

💫Please SHARE this song with everyone YOU Love!!!!

🌟Much Love and Light to Girish and all involved in producing “Diamonds in the Sun and Collectionphotos.com!!!

🌟Much Love and Light to ALL!

🌟To YOU!!!

With Sincere Love, Brittany💫
Ordinarymiracleoflife.com

Fill Your Life With Goodness and Love

Photograph by Brittany Johnson @ Ordinarymiracleoflife.com

Photograph by Brittany Johnson @ Ordinarymiracleoflife.com

Today I was very tired, irritable and really not feeling well. I had worked numerous days in a row and I had a list of “To Dos” at least a mile long. I really was unable to see any down time in the near future and I was a bit frazzled. I really felt frumpy, unhealthy, and unhappy.

What was I to do?

Instead of having a bad day… I made a decision to change the way my day was going!!

“Our job as humans is to hold onto the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that’s the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most.” –John Assaraf in The Secret

For every negative thought and feeling that came to my mind I gently became aware of it… I observed it… Then, I gently shifted my perspective to a more positive mind set- I consciously made the choice to change. Even if I had absolutely no idea how I could move my mind set from one spectrum to the next… I just had to take the step and believe.

You see, if a negative cycle exists, the only way to stop it is to immediately shift your mind set from negative to more positive. If you keep feeding negativity into this cycle, it keeps perpetuating itself.

Sometimes you just have to “Fake it until you make it!!” Create what you want… Believe it… See it… And with time you will begin to live it!

Be aware that for every End there is a New Beginning!… But, we never know the duration of time it takes to skip from the end to the beginning… It may be 1 second…It may be 1 year! We can not control time, but we can control our mind!… If we choose!!

When you notice negativity, be aware of it… but, gently choose to be love, to send unconditional love and positive thoughts. Notice the negativity starting to soften and ultimately begin to resolve.

Often, negativity or insecurity stems from feelings of lack of love. It’s really simple… Just be love. Without anyone else, you can surround yourself in love, be love, and even send love from your heart anywhere! There is truly unlimited love in this Universe and Everyone has free access to it!

You can count on family and friends for love. But, what if their time is a bit off your time? It is so important to not only receive love from others, but also to be able to give and receive love from yourself at ANY time!

I think many feel a sense of guilt for allowing themselves to feel love, peace, and happiness… It’s almost as though it’s difficult for many to accept that they truly are intended to experience joy and love.

But, I can assure you that we are intended to feel and experience peace, love, joy, and happiness… We really just need to stop and just let it flow into our entire being!!!

“There is a deep truth deep down inside you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and the Truth is this: You deserve all good things life has to offer”. –Rhonda Bryrne author of The Secret.

💫So, today, I really encourage you to say, “This is My Day!” Or… Even as simple as, “This is My Moment!” I have the Power to control my own mind!💫

A wise friend of mine recently told me, “Instead of restricting yourself from what you shouldn’t have, you should consider increasing your thoughts of what you should have and what is good for you!”

Example… “I can’t eat this or that… It’s not good for me.” Change the way you think… “I will eat a little more of this because it is good for me!” With time, you will be spending more time eatting what is good for you and what isn’t good for you will just get less and less because you aren’t giving it as much energy!

Example… “I’m really in a bad mood today and everyone is driving me crazy!” Change to “Just for this moment in time I feel a little down… I don’t have as much energy as usual. I’m going to be gentle with myself while I’m in this space… It will pass. I easily send love and energy to myself. I will enjoy more healthy foods and hydration. I’m sending love to the people I interact with today. I’m going to do something nice for myself and others as simple as a gentle smile.”

Begin to bring more goodness to your life. As you bring more goodness to your life, the bad or negative will slowly begin to dissolve.

It truly amazes me how this works… The more you do it the easier it gets. As you fill up with love and goodness for yourself and others you will be surprised how you experience life!

A gentle shift of your intention can change your life and the life of others!

Begin to think more of what you are grateful for today! Continue to discover the beauty in all… 1% at a time!!— it is there! you will find it!

Shift your thoughts to more goodness… One thought at a time!!

Be very gentle with yourself as well… Some days are much easier than others to focus on the good. Begin your journey with just becoming more and more aware of your thoughts.

“People believe that if we really want to eliminate something, focus on that. How much sense does it make for us to give the particular problem all of the energy, as opposed to focusing on trust, love, living in abundance, education, or peace?”–Lisa Nicholas in The Secret

So, just for today, I made the decision to be of love and happiness… And to shift my thoughts one at a time. By doing this, I ultimately was able to receive the goodness and happiness that the world has to offer.

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right.”
–Henry Ford

“To acquire love… Fill yourself up with it until you become a magnet.”
— Charles Hoanel in The Secret

Enjoy your journey!

With Much Love and Light! bmj.