Good Morning to YOU❤️

Having woken up many mornings in my past with slowness and dread, I was thinking of many of my super heroes out here that might just be experiencing some of that today. It could be you are feeling one or many of these – worried, discouraged, scared, depressed, hungover, lost, broke, heartbroken, hurt, or just questioning why bother. I totally get these valleys we find ourselves in after myself experiencing all the above many times in my life.

I want to remind you at your core you are love and you are loved. This is where you must reconnect. This is the unconditional love that Source birthed you into. By reconnecting with love the light will slowly work it’s way back into your life. Move out of your head and move within to your heart and your gut. This is where knowing resides. Trust me. Start there my friend. You truly are perfect, whole, and complete. You’ve just temporarily forgotten this.

You are not alone. I’m right here reaching out, thinking of you, and sending hugs. I believe in you and know moving forward your days will be full of light. And so it is.

Trust, Faith, and Love

Dwight

Good New Morning ❤️😊🤗

Less is Now 30 day Challenge (Week 2)

Check out my first minimalism post if you haven’t already for a little context.

Guidelines – sell, donate

Day 1 – get rid of 1 item

Day 2 – get rid of 2 items

Day 3 – get rid of 3 items

And so on for 30 days

After 30 days create a blog post on your experience with some of the items you got rid of and how you now feel. Even if you can only get rid of 1 item per day, then please still partake. Start anytime, just has to be 30 consecutive days.

Here’s week two – total of 77 items

Day 8: winter boot/pants cover, coffees mug, plastic silverware, 3 can food items, a stand, and a doggie coat
Day 9: Grounding pad, old baking soda, oatmeal, 2 tea, coffee filter, lid, onion mix, and noodle mix
Day 10: TV, mop, dirty yucky container, pants, 2 pet bowls, 2 jackets, prayer seat, air freshener
Day 11: 2 pants, motorcycle helmet cover, T-shirt, 2 shorts, and 5 boxers (tossing🤪)
Day 12: 12 pairs of socks
Day 13: 13 items from my junk drawer
Day 14: 14 items more from junk drawer

Week 2 complete. Still have more areas in my house prior to heading out to the garage. So as I’m removing items I’m organizing a bit along the way. Feeling good, feeling lighter.

Take it easy,

Dwight😊

Happy Wednesday!

Just got done looking up what 💯 meant. Seriously, I do this all day long. And who frickin knew there’s like a billion heart emoji’s for all different flavors of love? I’m old school and just stick to the basics usually, but I may try to adventure out into this crazy emoji world. Please give me the benefit of the doubt if I mess it up. Hope you have a great day my super heroes!

❤️💯,

Dwight (Bamm!!)

A Cold Dark Night

I stepped out into the cold dark night all bundled up, reflector vest on, headphones playing Whispering Notes from the Insight Timer app, and was getting ready to put on my headlamp. As I shut the front door and stepped off the stoop, I remember a night probably very close to exactly 6 years ago.

It was just days before leaving the home of my wife and two kids. A night very dark and cold as tonight. It was the period of my marriage ending but still living together. The kids still didn’t know. This period went on for 5 months. Why we put ourselves through that hell I don’t know.

Well really I guess I do. I was hoping and praying we could somehow stay together. Well on that particular night it was late and everyone had gone to bed and I was out in my office in front of the fire slamming beers down one after another trying to escape into the fog. As I kept drinking I cried, I prayed, and basically twisted in emotional pain. My mind kept replaying the heartache over and over and to escape I finally stepped out into the dark cold night with just my coat no hat, gloves, or light and just started walking as I cried. I believe it was a full moon and I can remember it was snowing. I was beyond drunk and just stumbling through the snow for about 5 miles asking God why God why? I somehow made it back home and passed out on the couch. I think a few days later we told the kids and I left.

This movie all played back to me tonight, but tonight I wasn’t the same person. Yes my heart is still broken, but now it’s broken open to receive and give more love. As I was replaying that scene, I remember a word that kept popping up all this week for me – Free will. I thought how hard it must of been that night for God and my guides to watch me fall further and further into the abyss. Even though they had the knowing it was The Way and only way to reconnect with my soul; it’s still must of been deeply hard to watch their child suffer.

As I continued on my walk tonight I gave thanks to Spirit and my Guides for watching over me during this long period of regrowth and helping me shine from within. Tonight I cried again as I walked, but this time it was tears of joy, grace, and complete love. I am not the same man I was back then. I AM now a man with much empathy and love. Free will was the only way this could of come about. There are no shortcuts. Halfway through my walk I stopped, looked up into the stars, twirled around 360 degrees, and asked out loud “remember that night? – look at us now”. At the moment love wrapped me like a warm blanket and I even felt like God and my guides were clapping and we all shared a tear of joy.

As I approached my house and stepped onto my drive, the Whispering Notes music I had selected ended. It was a 1hr 9 minute piece and it finished right when I had RETURNED HOME❤️

When you’re going through those dark night’s of the soul, I get it…it’s hard to see the light at the end. All I can tell you is from my experiences is it’s there. It’s a new joyous light too that will having you giving thanks daily.

Trust Spirits free will. Do the work by finding and opening to your true self and bask in the light here and NOW.

Big hugs,

Dwight, Guides, and God❤️

Less is Now 30 day Challenge (Week 1)

Check out my first minimalism post if you haven’t already for a little context.

Guidelines

Day 1 – get rid of 1 item

Day 2 – get rid of 2 items

Day 3 – get rid of 3 items

And so on for 30 days

After 30 days create a blog post on your experience with some of the items you got rid of and how you now feel. Even if you can only get rid of 1 item per day, then please still partake. Start anytime, just has to be 30 consecutive days.

Heres week one – total of 28 items

DAY 1: A one year old instant pot I’ve only used once. I gave it to my daughter who is totally excited. This was a bit tough because my sister gifted it to me for helping her move across the country, so I did feel a bit guilty getting rid of it. I think this emotion will come up often, but the flip side is it isn’t doing any good sitting in my cupboard.
Day 2: Instant pot yogurt cups/rack and some instant pot grippy thingies🤪
DAY 3: See day 1😁. Yes, I’m getting a lot of mileage out of day 1.
Day 4: 2 hats, 2 pair of pants
Day 5: 5 pillows
Day 6: 4 pillowcases, 1 small blanket, and 1 backpack. I’m not cheating on the pillowcases…really…I got 30 days folks🤪
Day 7: 4 Toque’s, 1 pair of gloves,and 2 garden flags

Alrighty then, week one is DONE! I was surprised going through closets and bins and finding stuff I haven’t used in years. It’s awesome seeing the open space now left behind!

Hope everyone is doing well,

Dwight✌️

It’s a beautiful day! Let me show you around my hood.

Okay before we hit it you got to get your tunes on. Play that funky music.
My humble abode. The Love House.
This has been sitting for at least 5 years. It speaks to me…buy me…let’s go on an adventure.
Peace Baby!
This is Chris’s 1971 VW Bus. Just met him when I was out on the street taking photos. He invited me in for closer shots. Guys love talking about their toys. ✌️❤️
At one time this was the Maytag family summer mountain home.
Cute summer rental.
Town park. What a view, eh?
Dedication to my dad. We called him The Old Dog.😊
Neat mural.
Back in the day the old drive inn was here. Not sure if you can make out the snack bar.
How fun.
Big ass hill that always kicks my ass!
Looks like a cozy place to write or read books all weekend.
I dig it!
Yes, I like old vehicles.😁
On the home stretch…
Always nice to be welcomed home with one of the loves of my life – Mr. B … BoBo … Bubbee … Boris❤️

Hope you enjoyed the walk,

Dwight

How might your life be better with less? (Minimalism: 1)

What the hell is minimalism? Minimalism is the thing that gets us pass the things, so we can make room for life’s most important thing which actually aren’t things at all.

Joshua Fields Millburn

Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.

The Minimalist

I thought today may be a great time to introduce Minimalism into my blog. Minimalism found me in 2015. Literally. I didn’t go looking for it, but after a divorce from a marriage of 16 years, being $35,500 debt, and being at the lowest of lows – I was forced to relook at my life. More on that on post 2. For now watch these two movies or go research this lifestyle if your soul is saying there is more to life then just things. I realize you may not have Netflix, but possibly you have a friend who might?

From Netflix: MINIMALISM, A documentary about the important things

People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing the virtues of less is more.

From Netflix: The Minimalist, Less Is Now

They’ve built a movement out of minimalism. Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how it’s never too late to start over with less, and why simplifying can lead us to more fulfilling lives.

After watching these, if you’re up to take the Less Is Now 30 day challenge – let me know in the comments. Start whenever feels right for you.

Day 1 – get rid of 1 item

Day 2 – get rid of 2 items

Day 3 – get rid of 3 items

And so on for 30 days

After 30 days create a blog post on your experience with some of the items you got rid of and how you now feel. Even if you can only get rid of 1 item per day, then please partake.

Looking forward to sharing more on Minimalism in future posts!

Peace,

Dwight