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You Gotta Live and Let Live

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My Granddaddy owned a general store in a small town in South Carolina.  Because people sometimes didn’t have the money for the necessities that they needed to buy in his store, he would often trade with them instead of using currency.  He would come home with chickens or eggs, once even a goat, from the farmers who needed to buy flour etc.  The story goes that he never let anyone leave without what they needed even when they lacked money.

“You gotta live and let live,” was his motto even back then.  He has long since passed, but the refrain still sticks in my head.  I was talking with one of my cousins today and we were reminiscing about our family and the memories that we shared were priceless.  When I told him the motto above, he chuckled and said it was one of his favorite sayings from AA and he never knew why.  It was simply one that stuck in his brain.

~ Live and Let Live ~

What a lovely way to look at life, don’t you think?  Allow others to be who they are, don’t judge and just look after your own self.  Do what’s right.  Be a good person.  Be yourself.  Be kind and loving towards everyone.  Just remember you can only change yourself and you need to accept everyone else as who they are.  Be a blessing in someone else’s life.  Allow your hardships to help others and not to harden your heart.  Look up and embrace life.  Be joyful that you are here to hold someone else’s hand.  When it’s your turn to need help, embrace the kindness given to you.  Pay it forward.  Don’t hoard your lessons, but share the experiences.  We are all battling something ~ patience and understanding go far when we connect with others on our life journey.  It helps to share when you connect with understanding and embrace others in a kind, loving way.  Be grateful that you can help someone else, even in a small way.  That’s what we are all here for on this life’s journey.

Hold my hand…let’s share!

Shine On!

xo

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We Are All the Same, Yet Different

WeareallthesameyetdifferentWe are all the same, yet different.

It amazes me how people can disconnect and forget that we are all humans.  It frightens me to listen to the news sometimes when I hear how some people treat others, wounding and killing without seeming to care.  We are all connected as energy, as souls, as humans.  Our planet is the only one we’ve got.  We all need oxygen to live and we all need food and water to survive.

We are in this together, here in the same boat, on the same planet, breathing the same air and drinking the same waters and yet there are those who forget.  Yes, we are different.  Each and every one of us is like the flower above ~ all flowers, but all seemingly different in how we look, think, act and perceive life.  Our experiences are different.  Our families, our work, our goals may be different.  Our strife may be different.  But the commonality of humankind is apparent.

So how do we make this planet better?  By seeing the world through loving eyes, ears, hearts and souls.  We are not just humans with souls, we are souls with bodies.  We are born with a life energy that has an expiration date which we do not know so we must live each and every day to its fullest.  When we shine our heartlights, we raise the energy and vibrations in this world.  We make the world a better place and in turn, we make it better for ourselves.

Perhaps, ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ is hard when you don’t love yourself or harder still, when the neighbor is a pain in the neck.  I get it.  Dealing with others can be challenging at times.  But to forgive, to do our best and to observe with understanding makes the commandment easier.

So look around at the millions of flowers in our world.  Bless each one in the garden of life.  Know that each is doing its best to grow, to flourish, to blossom and to bring beauty to the world.  As each one begins its withering journey, find compassion in your heart to make the journey as beautiful as you can for everyone around you is doing their best.

Shine On!

xo

When You Feel Alone

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At times, there are fleeting connections which remind us of our place in a soul family.  Sometimes there are life long relationships.  Either way, when we connect with our heartlights, the soul family connection emerges and our souls are forever touched by the warm embrace of FAMILY.

When we feel alone, we disconnect.  It’s a natural reaction to fear.  We may turn inward, walling off any connections with ourselves and others in what we deem self-defense.  It is a choice to close ourselves off from connecting with ourselves and others.  Embraced in our own self, we retreat, we stumble and we are lost.   We sever ties and connections through fear.  We disengage from life’s precious gifts.  We grasp onto our fears and uncertainties with drowning panic, reaching out for a life preserver ring and ride life’s hurricane, barely hanging on.  We fill our mind, body and soul with the toxic mix.  We do not understand how with the release of the fears and with making connections to our own soul and our soul family we may heal.  We turn a blind heart to the sun and expect and therefore manifest a storm of epic proportions.

Our soul’s loving energy knows how to instinctively heal us.  But when we disconnect, we drown out the precious gift of healing.  It is during the eye of the storm that we are most disconnected and yet it is the most open time to reconnect ~ for the floodgates are opened and we are vulnerable to what we choose.

When all around you is in chaos, when your world feels as if it is crumbling, when you feel as if you are truly alone in this world, your precious heartlight albeit dimmed, still glows.  Sinking into the black sea of negativity and hurt is a choice.

Finding and igniting your heartlight is your destiny.

Perhaps I’m writing gibberish to you today.  After all, in rereading what I’ve written, I realize that this may have been channeled.  It happens sometimes and when I allow my fingers freedom, it seems my post helps others.

Take my hand.  I am here for you.  Connecting together a dimmed heartlight gains energy, heals wounds and glows brightly for all to see.  Walk with me on this path of life, allow our twin flames to embrace and…

Shine On!

xo

Live Each Day To The Fullest

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“It’s only when we truly know

and understand

that we have a limited time on earth

and that we have no way of knowing

when our time is up

that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,

as if it was the only one we had.”

~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

Just a little precious reminder from one of my favorites.  A woman who helped me to heal by her knowledge and her ability to share it with the world when we are grieving any type of loss.  Although I never knew her personally, sometimes in reading what she wrote, I felt like she knew us all.

Shine On!

xo

Anchors or Catapults?

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“Obstacles can either be binding or freeing.

It all depends upon our attitude toward them.

We can either view them as anchors or catapults.”

Alan A. Malizia, a Contagious Optimism coauthor

I got this in my email over the weekend and I just had to share it!   Alan comments on my blog sometimes and I just loved this quote and how it made me think.  So I thought I’d pass it along to you!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Cheers to a beautiful, loving, sweet, productive, happy and healthy week ahead for us all!  Catapult away!!

Shine On!

xo

NYC from the Sky

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I took this shot from my window seat on the airplane yesterday.  Seated almost over the wing, I grabbed my camera quickly as the skyline of New York City emerged.  I am no photography expert, but I find the photo so interesting, don’t you?  What do you see when you look at it?  Please share below!

Just thought I’d share…Happy Tuesday…Mardi Gras for those who are inclined…

Shine On!

xo