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Find Your Way Home

findyourwayhomeIf light is in your heart, you will find your way home. ~ Rumi

I love this quote as I write about your heartlight shining often.  I believe that when we lead with our heart, we shine, we grow and we connect with others.  Sometimes, we hide in the darkness of despair, never reaching out to the light which Mother Nature gives us everyday.  A new dawn, a new possibility, and/or a connection can change the way we are looking at our present.  Divine Intervention often delivers miracles, but unless we are actively aware of our heartlight, we can miss even the most obvious blessings.

So keep the light in your heart turned on dear friends.  Even when life seems dreary and stormy.  There is always your heartlight shining, helping to bless your life with peace and love to find your way home.

Shine On!

xo

In the Middle of Every Difficulty

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“In the middle of every difficulty comes opportunity.”
~ Albert Einstein

It’s been a long few months for me.  I’ve taken on a lot of responsibility which isn’t mine to bear, but someone had to do it.  It hasn’t been easy, but it has certainly been a great opportunity for me to learn about myself.  I have learned that I can do more than I thought I could.  I have learned that I have infinite inner strength.  I have learned, I need to rely on myself.  I have learned to not take things at face value.  I have had my rose-colored glasses lifted.  I have learned to ask for help and feel gratitude when receiving it.  I have learned to let go and to allow people to do whatever they wish and not try to make it better for them.  I have learned to give myself permission let go of what I can’t control and not try to be responsible for everyone else ~ just for myself.  I have learned that I need to take off the blinders which had previously blinded me to the role that I had been given as a child and believed was my destiny.  With situations that aren’t of my doing, I have let go of the outcome and simply tried to do my best with the situation.  I continue to try to be a good person, but I am human.  I make mistakes, but those have lead me to grow in ways I couldn’t possibly have grown without the difficulties I’ve endured.

I have learned to allow others to be themselves, to act as they wish without judgement.  I have wrestled with the inability of some to help themselves, but I am learning to be with it.  I offer help, but I do not force change even when I believe that seeing a situation in a different light would be beneficial.  In short, I’ve stopped trying to do everything for everyone else and help God.  I am responsible for me.  I am responsible for my children.  I am responsible for being the best person I can be, to be helpful when needed and to remember that I can’t save others from themselves.

Big lesson for me, let me tell you.  For I was always a ‘fixer’ as my familial role given to me as a child.  Be the peace-maker.  Be the good one.  Be the responsible one ~ not that the others in my life didn’t have those traits because they did.  It was just I felt that my assigned role seemed to encumber all that and more.

But I am growing up and learning that nothing is set in stone.  That roles may change and that change can be good.  Change forces us to expand out of our comfort zones and to grow in ways that prior to now, we never even dreamed were possible.  It comes at a price for sure, but the payoff is peace within which for me, is priceless.

I am my brother’s helper but not his keeper.  Decisions that others have made in their lives are their decisions.  The decisions I’ve made in my life, are my own now.  The past role is not longer mine to own.  My responsibility rests in doing the best I can each and every day of my life and to be able to put my head on my pillow at night peacefully, knowing that I tried and hopefully I succeeded.  To help others, but to not hold onto the guilt when they choose whatever their choice is and to not judge their decisions.  It’s a handful of lessons that spill over into many forms in my life.

I hold peace within and pray for peace for others, no matter how battered their psyche.  I own the responsibility for my own actions, but not for the actions of others, nor do I try to change them.  I simply find peace within no matter the chaos around me.  I try not to engage in the swirling mindless chatter of those who aren’t well.  I limit my engagements with them, so to protect myself and my own heart.

I am a work in progress.  I am not perfect.  I will fall and get back up again and again.  I will be myself, wear my heart proudly knowing that as I love, I am loved.  I look to the positivity in my life.  I look up to the Heavens for support, guidance and the ability to find peace.  I look within myself, in the nooks and crannies of my heart for forgiveness of others and of myself.  I am learning to be free of the shackles which bound me and freedom in this moment, feels delicious.

Have the sweetest day, dear friends.

Shine On!

xo

All About You!

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“You’re not the same person you were a year ago,
a month ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing.
Experiences don’t stop. That’s life.” – Unknown

A new normal which is always evolving ~ that’s what life is all about I think ~ change is inevitable and with change comes growth spiritually, mentally and emotionally.  It’s not always easy to accept change in our lives or to know that there simply are some parts of our daily lives that we have no control over.  Health issues, relationships, financial dips and simple day to day hardships can be overwhelming at times.  I understand.  But when you can look back as the observer in your own life and see how you’ve developed, it’s amazing to see where you’ve come from and how much you’ve progressed as a soul in a human body.

Looking back to your past, looking at your present and planning your future can be difficult.  We’ve not always made the choices we wished we had.  We can beat ourselves up over things that have occurred and how we reacted or we can be kind and forgiving to ourselves and others.  We can take the lessons learned albeit not easily and hold them dear to our hearts or we can punish ourselves and others for choices made.  It’s up to you.

Life throws curve balls sometimes.  That’s a fact.  But as Ram Dass reminded us, “we’re all just walking each other home.”  We can choose to take baby steps down our life path, we can move backwards or we can stop and spin until we’re dizzy and fall down.  But we still have to get up and begin moving on again, taking the lessons learned into our repertoire and incorporate them into our lives.  It’s your choice dear friends.

You are not the same person you were a year ago.  For some of us, that’s a good thing.  We’ve gotten stronger, more understanding and loving as time heals all wounds.  Look back with a gentle, loving hug, embrace your present situation as it is and hold lovingly your plans for the future.

And take my hand…I’m here.

We’re all just walking each other home.

Shine On!

xo

Sky Poetry

Alone

lost in thoughts

tears flowing.

Look up I hear

and I see,

I know.

Not alone.

Heavens are here.

Air is fragrant with souls searching

Earth is a warm brownie

and the sun beats her drums.

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Poem by Me.

Shine On!

xo

Lift Your Face to the Sunshine

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“Don’t confuse your path with your destination.
Just because it is stormy now doesn’t mean that
you aren’t headed for sunshine.” – Unknown

Last week we spoke of shooting stars and of the dawn and so today let’s begin with storms and sunshine.  You know I post for you and as a reminder to myself as well.  It just seems that many times what I connect with and want to share, somehow benefits someone else as well.  I think that’s why I blog…is that your purpose as well?

Being on this path in life isn’t always easy.  There are rocky roads of which I’ve traveled quite a few.  I won’t lie.  It hasn’t been an easy life for me and it’s not easy now.  But I still wake up every morning hoping for a bright new day.  Sure there have been storms.  I just keep waiting for the rainbow to appear after the storm.  One of these days, the rainbows will come back into my life.  I have to believe that in my heart, for I always believe in love.

Shine On!

xo

Joy on a Sunday Morning

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…weeping may endure for a night,

but JOY cometh in the morning.

Yesterday’s Invocation to the Dawn’s  amazing photos compliments of Isabella Rose reminded me of the above verse and I thought I’d share it with you.  Many times, I have found that the tears and sadness which invade my peaceful sleep, which many times come stealthily in the middle of the night are lessened by morning.  There is something beautiful, calm and loving about dawn.  The hope that exudes from a new day dawning, a sunrise filled with a new slate which wipes clean the errors of the past and gifts us with the presents of presence, of now, of living, loving and breathing in this precious loving moment.

I know that the dawn doesn’t always take away our fears and our sadness.  Many times, with a new day dawning, we are reminded that we must endure another day in whatever puddle of sadness we are in at the time.  And there are many that we have endured as a community ~ illness, tragedy, loss of our loved ones, and even financial burdens, just to mention a few.  We have lost sight of our peace, our serenity and our presence.  I’m not saying that the dawn always takes away the yoke which weighs us down.

I just think that we can look at the dawn as a heralding of possibility.

Infinite possibility is what lures me into the dawn from the depths of soul sadness in the darkness of night.  “It’s always darkest before dawn” comes to mind as well.  Perhaps this is why my favorite time of day is dawn ~ sunrise, a new day and every angelic possibility known to man right here for me.

What is your favorite time of day?

Shine On!

xo

A Magical Morning

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I experienced a magical morning which I have to share with you.  Above is a photo of the sky this morning, full of sunshine with a blessing of blue (and an angelic orb in the top right corner?).  The sun is actually behind the sand photo (please notice that I made the photo into a sun shape) and the leis and Jersey Girl plaque are gifts.

I don’t know where to begin except I guess at the beginning, but my words may fall all over the page as I try to keep up with the whirring in my brain.  What could have me so excited, you may ask?  Well, two blogging souls met this morning at the beach for the first time and bonded.  Two complete strangers walked in the sunshine, excitedly blending hearts quickly and easily with much trust, presence and Blessitudes.  I am grateful to be one of them.  Just check out Lorrie’s post about our meeting ~ I love how we intertwine our friendship and our morning so easily Shine On Meets Blessitude ~ WOW!

Do you believe in magic?  Have you ever experienced the instantaneous bonding with a person quickly, easily and dare I say, magically?  As Lorrie and I walked the boardwalk this morning, having met in person for the first time (it is a first for each of us to meet another blogger in person), we bonded.  Granted, we have been following each other’s blogs for awhile, so we had a special friendship already blossoming, but this morning, it was as if magically we connected angelically.

As we were walking, excitedly chatting away like old friends, we came upon the 2 leis in the photo, right next to each other, in our path.  As I bent to pick them up, I handed the blue one to Lorrie.  We smilingly accepted the Divine gift with much enthusiasm.  We didn’t even question why they would be there for us or why nobody else had picked them up already.  We just knew they were for us.  After all, a lei is a welcome celebration of affection of one person’s affection to another.  How wonderful that the Universe knew we would find them to be so special!

Have you ever had the opportunity to meet another blogger in person?  Have you bonded with other bloggers and wished to meet?  Our amazing virtual community of bloggers is such a blessing to me in my life.  I am forever grateful to each and every one of you for connecting with me.  I hope that you experience the instant bonding when you get to meet others with whom you’ve enjoyed an affectionate connection through blogging.  It is truly magical.

Shine On!

xo

 

P.S.  I’ve written about magic before in case you’re interested…Do You Believe in Magic?