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How Will We Look Back On This Time?

How Will We Look Back On This Time?

I wonder how in the future history books will this period of time (the year 2020) be remembered.  Will we define time by politics, the virus, the educational system changes, the fear, the lockdown, mask wearing, conspiracies, the election, the closing down of so many businesses, the crazy weather, the earthquakes, the violence, the deaths of loved ones, the now shortage of coins?  Wow, when you put it out there in a list, it’s alarming, isn’t it?  But there has been good in this year as well when you look for it.  Can you name a few good highlights thus far?  Please share!

As 2020 is a year jam packed with (dare I say) unforeseen changes in our lives, I also find it interesting that we quote ‘hindsight is 20/20’ when we look back and make sense of the past.  I wonder how we will look back on this year when we’re not in the midst of it.  Will we be able to better understand the working pieces of it from an observer point of view?  I also wonder how we will all find peace in the last half of this year with all of the worries we are already handling.

Since it is Sunday, I ask that you take some time to be from a place of peace and not fear.  Send out love instead of hatred or fear.  Put aside worry in order to replace it with the knowing that you are blessed, capable and supported.  Most importantly, connect with others.  We help each other along the way so please don’t forget to reach out with kindness to all.

Your heartlights need to shine now more than ever.  Light up your part of the world with your loving essence.  See the beauty in the simplicity in nature.  Surround yourself with positivity.  Keep your faith.  Hold steady.  Love your family, friends and all.

There is no other time but the present moment, so live your life to its fullest.  Continue on your loving path and allow mercy and grace to accompany your heartlights.

Shine On!

xo

A Simple Sunday Reminder

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Mother Teresa is quoted as saying, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love,” which to me is a Simple Sunday Reminder.

I harken back many times to the moments when a simple kindness helped me so much.  I imagine that many of you have felt that gratitude when it happened to you as well.  The receiving of a thoughtful gesture, even as simple as a smile when one is feeling low can feel like something great when love and kindness accompany the small thing.

Simple kindness can be very healing.  One doesn’t need big expensive gestures to make a difference.  It is in the small acts of loving kindness that we build a bridge between souls and fortify relationships and spread love across continents.

A kind word, a hug, a smile and taking the time to listen with an open heart don’t cost a cent.  Sharing a moment with someone in even the simplest of ways often makes more of an impact and a difference than ‘great things’ which aren’t required.

Mother Teresa’s quote has often been a part of my life here.  As my life simplified, it has become even more of an integral part of my soul vision.  I see clearly how all that has happened in my life has led me to a greater understanding of myself and of others.  Peace reigns in my heart.  In that simple peace there is just that, simplicity, without the trappings of what is no longer needed.

So my Simple Sunday Reminder is, as always, to continue to shine your heartlights and know that the ‘small things with great love’ matter more than you will ever realize.  God Bless.  Enjoy your Sunday!

Shine On!

xo

 

 

White Rabbit, White Rabbit

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It’s July 1, 2020 and you know what that means!  It’s the first of the month and time to say Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a new month and for the first half of this strange year to be over.  I’m praying for the next six months to be better for us all.  Aren’t you?  Because we’ve been through so many different experiences that have been changing us all.  Let’s pray the changes are making way for the good.

How have you been handling this year so far?  I pray that you and your families are doing well and are healthy.  I know the struggles we’ve all endured so I hope yours haven’t been too harsh.  It’s not easy during this stressful time.  I hope you’re taking care of yourselves.

As for my Clover, I haven’t been able to get a good photo of her in awhile.  It seems that the other wildlife around the homestead have been more prevalent than my sweet rabbit.  But hopefully, I will see her again soon.

May your month ahead be filled with luck, health and joy.  May you and your loved ones continue to receive blessings and be grateful.  Continue to shine your heartlights dear friends as we begin the second part of 2020 and a new month!

Shine On!

xo

June First – Rabbit Rabbit

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Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit  came to mind this morning as it does at the beginning of each month.  What once began as a little family tradition and a monthly post here on The Presents of Presence has diminished over time.

There has been much turmoil lately in our world and I have been not posting as frequently for some time now.  I have missed you all very much, but other aspects of my life have prioritized themselves and blogging as you know, has taken a back seat on my to do list.

The dense dark vibrations of this world continue, but the choosing to be of the light, to shine our heartlights as we are meant to, in the most peaceful way possible emerges and blossoms in this month ahead.  What is not of love will dim and what is of love will grow as we connect with our inner heartlights and radiate kindness, compassion, and understanding with peace in our hearts.

We shine the light on truth and goodness.  We hold sacred the loving space in our hearts, minds and souls.  We join together with those who resonate similarly with gratitude for the blessings of awareness available to all of us.  May truth prevail.  May love surround you.  May mercy and forgiveness be yours.  May peace reign.

Shine On!

xo

Rabbit Rabbit White Rabbit April First

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Happy April Fool’s Day!  Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit!

Well, here we are my friends.  It seems like a bad April Fool’s joke that we are all on lock-down with the CoronaVirus and the aftermath of terror that it has been striking in so many people’s lives.  But the truth of the matter is clear.  We are all quarantined in one way or another at this time in order to not spread the virus to others.

I hope this post finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.  We are doing well here although I do have to go to the food store at some point because we are running low on a few items.  Trying to get delivery or pick up times for grocery items has been sold out so there’s no other option except to go myself.  The last time I was in a store over a week ago, there were many empty aisles of shelving including for toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, bottled water and chicken or fresh meat.  The fellow shoppers were stressed and it was not a pleasant experience.  But today or tomorrow, I will go back to see what I can find.  How is it near you?

In other news though, the flowers have been blooming and I see the happy yellow daffodils swaying in the breeze.   Clover (the rabbit) has been out and about and does not hop away when she sees us anymore.  She is content to continue nibbling on her favorite green clover in the yard without worry that we will bother her.  Fatty the groundhog has been tamer as well.  He’s been out moseying through the yard lately and seems to have lost some weight.  The birds have been singing loudly too as well as the frogs at night.  It’s very early to be hearing the frogs here.  When I stepped out to bring the garbage out there was a little frog (the size of my thumb) on the door sill.  He didn’t even bother to jump when I walked over him.  Lucky for him, I saw him there and stepped over him so as not to disturb him.

I pray the new month of April will bring us all health and tranquility.  Stay safe my friends.  Reach out to friends and family.  Enjoy the simplicity of these days as Mother Earth heals a bit.  Stress and strain can wreak havoc on patience so try to stay calm.  Count your blessings.  Be kind.  Keep shining your heartlights. in the darkness.  Hope and love are key ingredients to healing.

Shine On!

xo

 

It’s Been Ten Years!

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I got a notification that ten years ago today I registered for this blog.  It is amazing to me that I started this journey so long ago.  So, Happy 10 Year Anniversary to my blog and to all of my followers!  I am very grateful for all of the blogging friendships I have made and for all of the amazing people I have met through blogging.

So, thank you for being you!

Much has happened over the last ten years in my life as I am sure it has in yours as well.  Many changes, much growth and new opportunities for which I am grateful.  The fact that I am still here 18 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer is a blessing to me.  I don’t take my life for granted and I have found appreciation for every precious moment that I am here for my loved ones and friends.

I appreciate The Presents of Presence in my life and the myriad of precious connections I have made because of those gifts.  Through each change, I have found peace even when I weathered tough storms.  I have always felt the angels looking out for me and my faith has steadied me through many trying ordeals.  While life school isn’t easy, the lessons we learn and how we grow from the experiences make it all worth it.

So today, I’m extending my appreciation for all that The Presents of Presence has given to me and for all of you who have connected with me over the years.  We have been through much together and have weathered many storms, thankfully.  You have taught me, inspired me, shined your heartlights into my life and I pray that you have felt my heartlight shining into yours with positivity, inspiration and love.

May you all continue to stay healthy through this Covid-19 virus.  May you shine your heartlights for all to see and continue to connect virtually with each other while this storm passes as well.  Because it will pass and our lives will be changed.  But perhaps we will find the gifts to be appreciated in the changes as I have.

God Bless.

Shine On!

xo

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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I love reading Irish Blessings because they bring serenity to me.  These days it seems many are searching for serenity with this pandemic of the Covid-19.

So I’m wishing all of you health, serenity and an abundance of luck, shamrocks and a rainbow with a pot of gold to share!  Keep shining your heartlights!

Shine On!

xo

Rabbit Rabbit December First!

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Well my dear friends, it’s December First which means it’s time to say Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit!  Did you remember?  Well, if you didn’t, you can say it now!

The holiday season is here and with it comes all of the traditions that we’ve built up over the years.  Do you have holiday traditions at your home too?  What are they?

For us, it’s always been that we go to ‘our place’ to choose a live cut Christmas tree and then we bring it home, water it, let it acclimate to our home temperature and then decorate it the next day.  But we’ve changed it up this year.  Yes, I bought my first artificial tree for Christmas.  Me!  Whose tradition was a cut tree because I love the smell of balsam!  Me – who’s never thought artificial trees looked real enough.

But guess what?  I decided to go with the flow and I’m so happy I have!  Change is good!

Do you have an artificial tree or a real one?  I’ll admit it’s a new experience for my children as we all loved the live cut tree, but this new one is a great substitute.  It was really easy to set up and it’s full!  I bought some of those balsam scentsicles so that the tree smells real even though we know it’s not.  It’s pre-set with lights and even though I’ve always been a white light girl only, I’m enjoying the twinkling colored lights as well.

Sometimes I think we get bogged down with the limiting thought that the holidays have to be a certain way because “it’s tradition.”  Sometimes people have difficulty with not getting their way when it comes to holiday traditions.  But life is ever expanding and changing.  Traditions are lovely, but they’re not set in stone.  Life is fluid.  We have to go with the flow and change with the new situations as they arrive.  I know it’s not easy to expand our thinking especially when we strongly feel that we’ve always done it this way, so that’s the way it has to be.  But it really doesn’t.  Besides, traditions can be stifling over time and changing it up can add a breath of fresh air!  You never know, you may even enjoy the change like we have with the colored lights and an artificial tree!

As I sit here relaxing with the colored lights on, I’m smiling.  As it gets darker outside, I will push the new tree light remote and change the lights to white because I like them in the dark.  I always feel like white light is healing when it shines into the darkness.

Happy December First to you!  Whatever you’re doing, keep shining your heartlights!  Go with the flow and expand your thinking.  You may find unexpected happiness when you allow new traditions to emerge from the old ways!

Shine On!

xo

Empowerment Through Presence

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Empowerment to me is a strong word which lends itself to many topics, but the one topic that I find most empowering is healing.  Through life lessons, traumatic experiences, disappointments, abuse and all the yucky negatives that can occur in a lifetime, the presence of choice and of love is ever there.  While in the midst of the swirl of negativity, anxiety, martyrdom, feeling as though we are victims and wronged by others, we can sap our own strength and fall into the abyss.  We can make excuses for others and our behavior, focus on what happened to us and never be able to release those ties that bind us to those circumstances and people who have wounded us.  We continue a story that we’ve built around the past that perpetuates if we aren’t allowing ourselves to release the negativity from our solar plexus and embrace the peace that is a choice in this present moment.

It’s not easy to go within to do the work required in healing, but it is essential.  Otherwise we continue that path of not allowing ourselves to live a full life of presence.

Presence to me is filled with peace and love.  It’s that hiccup between moment to moment where we can feel our soul speaking as it centers in love.  Our soul longs to empower the human we are, to embrace us in healing light and to find the joy in the preciousness of our life.  Our soul is here to guide us as we navigate the muddy waters of life school.  As a precious touchstone, when we come back to the essence of love, we heal the wounds that bind us, that burden us, that make our life choices low vibration.

We are not meant for a lifetime of low vibration, but instead, we are meant to experience the negative, be with it, allow its emotion and to transmute it into healing positivity.  It takes courage to offer our experiences to the light in order to heal.  In truly feeling negative emotion, we can bring the darkness into the light of healing.

Many of us carry wounds from this lifetime and the longer those wounds perpetuate, the deeper they go.  Perhaps the next time you are feeling sad or wounded, you could find a quiet place, allow the emotion to flow and with courage, ask yourself – “What’s beneath this feeling?”  Like an archeologist, one never knows what will be found as we dig deeper into a wound.  Some wounds run deeply and seem to cycle back into our lives, manifesting similar experiences until we come to terms with the emotion that surrounds the wound.  That’s not to say to wallow in the emotion of however you’re feeling.  But instead to engage the emotion to uncover what’s beyond the simplicity of the common, “I’m sad because I’m hurt.”  You may be surprised by what you find beneath the hurt that when it’s exposed to the light begins to heal in the most miraculous of ways.  Having the courage to sit with the emotion, to ask yourself, “What’s here?  What’s beneath this?” over and over can reveal our inner wounds and spark healing.  When exposed to the light, healing requires we look at the emotional wound from an observer point of view and allows the soul’s infinite wisdom to begin what it wants to do – release and heal.

There is so much I long to say to you about this topic, but I also would love it if you would add your thoughts in the comments below as I am sure they would be healing words of wisdom from your own experiences should you want to share them.

I wish you all The Presents of Presence and healing.  Your beacons of heartlights shine in the lives of many.  May your infinite wisdom continue to aid you and others by sharing your story.  We are all connected and as one of us lights up, there’s a part in each of us that lights up too.

Shine On!

xo

You’re In My Prayers

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You’re In My Prayers

Lately it seems there are a lot of people in my life who need prayers.  I find myself saying often, “You’re in my prayers” in hopes that they find comfort in those meaningful words.  Because they are in my prayers for whatever reason is necessary.

I find serenity in prayer.  I used to pray the rosary in my car often and still do from time to time.  But it’s only when I’m on a longer journey and not in the car for a short span of time.  I like to listen to positive music as well.  Sometimes I even turn on Joel Osteen’s channel because it’s uplifting to me.

I don’t pray with much formality these days.  Many times my prayers are more gratitude in nature or a request for help for those who are enduring hard times.  I pray for strength for myself and others especially when they’re sick or someone in their family is.  I’m always thankful as well.  I find that being thankful and appreciative of the blessings bestowed on me and my loved ones increases our tranquility and blessings.

Do you find comfort in prayer?  Do you need prayers?  If you do, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments.  I would be happy to add you to my growing list.  Perhaps that will help to give you some comfort.  I always feel uplifted after prayer.

Keep shining your heartlights my friends!

Shine On!

xo