Where do you find God?

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There are times when I am on my last nerve and hope escapes me.  I am the vehicle that holds my soul but the tires of this vehicle are spinning in the mud, stuck in the smut that seems to splatters everywhere.

Where do I find God?

I find God in the beauty of nature. I find God when I’m taking deep breaths as my heart beats more rapidly while I am climbing to a hill-top. The view is just a glimpse of my Creator. There are many ways I see God that put a smile on my face but there are times when I cry out loudly with tears. Somehow through grace, I find the strength of God to move on. When I witness the innocence of a fragile new-born baby, I marvel at this intricately made human being that is precious to God. I find God within me when I pray, in communication with God, Father, Abba.

 

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Are we bold but humble when we pray?

Our God, our Father is good and in control. Most of all God loves us. We can feel secure and confident in that. We can trust that. God yearns to be close to us and designed us with a void that only His comforting spirit can fill. God knows us, our past, present and future. Each one of us was created uniquely for a purpose. Jesus, our Savior will show us the way, if we ask and believe.

So, I wait. Patience running out. Sometimes, the way cannot be seen. I find it bewildering and frustrating but I know small steps must be taken and sometimes it takes a leap of faith.

 

“Call to me and I will answer you, I will show you marvelous and wondrous thing that you could never figure out on your own.” Jeremiah 33:3

 

Let’s start with gratitude.

Gratitude beats complaining. I do that more than I would like to admit. However, being kind and finding the good in someone is a better choice. It puts me in a happier, more peaceful place. On the other hand, if someone needs correction, that person should be confronted in love which takes courage and grace from above. ‘God, my Father, Jesus, my teacher and the Holy Spirit, please help me!’

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My church, California Community, is doing ’40 Days of Prayer.’ On my new Instagram account, I am posting prayers, inspiration and healthy food, ’40 Day Power Plate and Pray.’ The ‘plate’ was added because my daughter and I like to snack. So, focusing on putting our food on a plate helps us to be more mindful of what we eat. Please join me on Instagram for this ’40 Day Challenge.’

 

Blessings to all,

Maria Lauren, aka Maria Elena Alberic

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Play-out vs. Work-out!

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You Got The Power!

 

Do we really have to work so hard to be fit and successful? No. Why not let your body do what comes naturally when you groove into fitness? Discover the many wonders happening within you that you may not even realize:

  • cells being renewed…
  • bones being fortified…
  • muscles made stronger…
  • organs and glands working in harmony with each other….

 

Start with a smile that starts from the inside out. Shake out all tension. Appreciate the miracle of life and you. Stretch out your muscles that might be tight. And most importantly, do it all with deep breadths. Try inhaling new energy into your body and exhaling old energy out of your body.

 

Breathe in joy, breathe out sorrow.

Breathe in love, breathe out neglect.

Breathe in peace, breathe out anxiety.

 

Through the pattern of your breath, you will begin to find your groove. Get out of the house or office and take some deep breaths outside in the fresh air while appreciating the beauty of nature.

 

When you begin to move and groove, you will begin to find a sense of yourself. Make fitness fun. Go for a walk and talk with a friend. Laugh. Put your favorite music on and dance. Get your Zen on and do some Yoga. Meditate with the movements of Tai Chi. Find your core strength through Pilates.

 

Being healthy and fit has always been a part of my life, a part of my being. You see, I don’t think it should be something you strive for but something that is a part of you.

 

I feel blessed to teach the benefits of fitness as an exercise instructor and a lifestyle educator at Kaiser Permanente where each patient is valued and unique. I can’t help but smile when I see exercise participants making a decision to actively become more healthy. This positive spirit is evident whether I am teaching a group or training someone personally.

 

Variety is the spice and sweetness of fitness and life. Are you feeling spicy and strong (ready to sweat) or sweet and gentle (ready to breathe deeply)? Follow your groove while discovering the benefits of Tai Chi, Pilates, Yoga or whatever makes you feel more alive. Awaken your senses and challenge your body to thrive.

YGTP: You Got The Power! Yoga, Groove, Tai-Chi, Pilates!

 

Wishing you the blessings of healthy living,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

 

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