Tag Archive | our world

Infinite Sky Poem

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To see the world from above

is to touch a piece of Heaven,

Peace, unity, love.

United in sunlit clouds

and moonbeamed sky.

Wonderment reigns

with a quiet smile

of knowing

that in this present moment

all is well in our world.

Shine On!

xo

 *Photo and poem by The Presents of Presence

How To Embrace Change

Change is beautifully inevitable

Seasons change, people change, weather changes, day changes to night.  When we balk at change, it stunts our growth.  Many of us can flow with the changes of daylight savings time, etc with ease, but when it comes to deeper changes, more life changing changes, we stomp our feet and dig in our heels, crying ‘no fair!’ to the Universe.  But friends, it’s all for naught.  The changes that are coming, the changes that arrive, come whether we believe it’s fair or not.  It comes as no surprise that change happens in life, for otherwise we would remain stagnant and not have the opportunity to grow, to move out of our relegated zones of comfort and expand our experiences.

Change happens.

“When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change,” is a quote from Dr. Wayne Dyer and happens to be on of my favorites.  It’s helped me through many of my life experiences when I wanted to refuse to budge from my own comfort zone even though my life had changed dramatically.  The idea that I can look at change from a different view and find the good in the change even when it was hard to see has been a pivotal point in my soul’s growth.  I can tell you that it hasn’t been easy to deal with many of the changes in my life, but then I don’t think that upheavals are supposed to be easy.  Sometimes they are simply mind shattering and belief scattering ~ which allows us to pick up the broken pieces of our lives and put them back together in a different way.  We change (for the better) when we allow change to flow and not dam the flow of life.  Certainly, I’ve learned that lesson time and time again as I know you have as well.

Change heralds freedom and allows us to drop the woulda, coulda, shoulda’s that may have had us imprisioned in our own lives.  Whether it be changes in health, relationships, jobs or roles, we need to find the peace in our own minds, hearts and souls to embrace the change and go with the flow.  That doesn’t mean you are in a canoe without a paddle, it simply means that you now know that you are the paddler of your own canoe.  Sure, you can link your canoe up with another’s, but you are still in charge of your own buoyancy.

For we can sink or swim when change happens.  We can stop trying and drown in the sorrow or we can tread water until we begin to swim again.  It’s a choice.  Lessons learned by change can feel daunting, but given time and trust, we can see the gifts that come from change.  There are blessings in change.  There’s opportunity to shine your heartlight when you’ve survived what you never thought you could.  There are connections with others to be made when you share your life experiences.

I know it’s not easy, but it can be done.  I am living proof.  Everyday in every way, you choose to swim or to give up.  Keep swimming dear friends.  You can do it.  If you need a helping hand, grab your paddle and let’s flow together.

Change is inevitably beautiful.

Shine On!

xo

Autumnal Changes

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These are those hazy days when summer and autumn meet and blend as one fades and the other picks up its place in the change of seasons.  Winds blow, gently shaking the turning leaves from their branches.  Flowers wither, returning to Earth’s bed for a long winter nap.  Air cools, stuffing the humidity from the air with briskness.

I love the change in seasons.  For as much as many dislike change, we seem to welcome the change in seasons easily.  Perhaps if we could welcome change in our lives as easily, we could welcome with courage instead of shrinking in fear the changes that are inevitable in our lives.

Seasons change.  Relationships change.  We clear out the old to make way for the new.  It does not serve us to stay closed in our boxes in fear of the winds of change that blow.  It only serves us to ride the winds of change into the next chapter of our lives.

With all the full moon, eclipse and blood moon in addition to the astrological changes, along with the equinox, we’ve had a bunch of changes in a row.  Keep your face to the sunshine dear friends.  Changes blow out the old and present the new.  One baby step at a time, change is good.

Hey, it’s October First!  You know what you have to do right?  Repeat after me, “Rabbit, Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit!”

Happy Fall Y’All!

Shine On!

xo

Shine Your Heartlight

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I wish you peace, love and understanding.  I wish you happiness, gratitude and hope.  I pray you find inner healing.  My hopes are that you shine your heartlight with courage, faith and serenity.  Illuminate the world with your special self ~ do not be afraid for you are perfect, whole and complete, just the way you are!

May love’s blessings surround you every day of your life!

Shine On!

xo

See the Light In Others

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See the light in others

and treat them as if that is all you see.

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

I love this quote by Dr. Wayne Dyer and it goes with the theme of my past few posts.  When we see with our heartlights, our hearts are filled with warmth, love and peace.

May you see everyone’s heartlight shining today and everyday!

Shine On!

xo

To Glow Is To Know

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to Glow…is to Know…

When we shine our heartlights, we glow….and when we glow, we know.  But what is it exactly that we know by glowing?

We show strength in shining our own special light into the world.  As we shine, we recognize others shining too.  In meeting other heartlights, many times we bond for we both know something that some have yet to learn.  We know that love, patience, kindness and presence increases our glow and allows others to see our heartlight shining as well.

We love, we forgive and we simply are who we are when we take the time to know ourselves and to shine our heartlights in the world around us.  In the movie Avatar, the phrase, “I see you,” is an acknowledgement of opening the mind and heart to the present moment and to spiritually be in that moment with the other person.  It is the ultimate compliment to understand another person, to truly love them for all of themselves and not the just bits and pieces we prefer.

Imagine for a moment our world full of presents of presence and heartlights twinkling like stars in the night sky.  Imagine the peaceful planet we’d inhabit if we were all to shine freely and not hide our heartlights or dim another’s.  I daresay it would be this side of Heaven.

Namaste is another way to acknowledge the divine spark we each hold.  It is amazing when someone says ‘Namaste’ and we know we have been greeted soul to soul.

So this week, perhaps as you go about your days, you could take a moment to connect with the other heartlights that you meet along the way.  Even if it is a fleeting moment, you could smile with a twinkle in your eye and know that your heartlights have connected.  Try it and let us know how it goes for you!  I am going to do it as well!

Shine On!

xo

Honoring Those Left Behind

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September 11th, 2001 is a day that so many of us will never forget here in the United States.  Those of us on the East Coast especially are filled with reminders of that dark day in our history.  We can tell you where we were when the planes hit, just like the older generations can easily recall where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy, Jr. was shot.

Many of us know families who were directly affected by that day ~ losing loved ones and thus changing the course of their lives forever.  Their grief is universal for we all grieve with them, our nation grieves with them and we never forget.

I have known some very inspirational women who have led by example after their loved ones passed away tragically.  Their courage frankly overwhelms me, even to this day and I stand in awe of them.  I can never truly express my the depth of my admiration without sounding silly to even my own ears, but I hope that they may read my blog and know I am writing about them.

For I have known grief in my life, but nothing like what they have endured.  What a testament to their heartlights to continue to shine even when life dimmed around them!   So today, please allow a moment of gratitude for the loved ones in your own life.  If you are able, please reach out and hug them today.  Don’t wait to say, “I love you,” to someone.  Take the extra moment to smile, to connect and to send out love.  We only have this present moment to enjoy, to love, to hug and to be kind.

Shine On!

xo

P.S.  Today’s post is dedicated to the loved ones, their families and all those who are left behind to remember.