Posted by: Elizabeth Turrentine | February 8, 2015

Report For Duty !

Have you ever been at the end of your rope spiritually, mentally, and ,yes, physically, too, wondering,”What do I do now?”

This was totally me about 35 years ago.

I spent hours at a time huddled on my sofa, wrapped in a red plaid blanket, pondering those words. Although I held a well paying, responsible position in a small Colorado mountain town, this was a good and bad thing all at the same time. You may know what I mean. The job was stressful, keeping me out of my comfort zone with its demands. Also, I  was still recovering from my divorce, despite the fact it had been final for three years. I had spent those three  years in intensive out patient psychotherapy. I was a very sick puppy.

But, the Mountains offered a healing environment. Slowly, I began taking advantage of opportunities to go to a stress management workshop and other self improvement classes. These reinforced what I had worked on in the therapy sessions. I took copious notes, then spent my time wrapped in the red plaid blanket studying and practicing what they contained. All the above radically changed my life beyond my wildest dreams.

Since that time, I have never stopped working on myself. I believe if we don’t do that, we become stagnant and moldy. Among other things, each morning I observe  “quiet time,” which includes a soothing cup of coffee, reading something that feeds my Spirit, and finally, reflection / meditation / prayer. This was one of the first changes I made those many years ago, and continue with it to this day. It keeps me in close touch with guidance of the Universal Spirit.

I had a dear friend in those days, who frequently said to me, “I get up every morning, meditate, and immediately Report for Duty.

What a concept! It works! Try it yourself, see what happens for you . . .



  1. Just what I need to hear, when I need to hear it. Thanks a million! :::)))

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