My Soul Got Lost for a Little While…

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I often wonder how I got to this place… through all the trials and tribulations… how I somehow continued despite the derailment, the heartbreak, and the shattering of dreams.  I did manage to survive it all, and to arrive here in this moment where I can see the blessings in my life, where I can see the beauty, where my heart is open with gratitude, and where my soul is at peace.

 

 

 

By |2016-01-26T00:04:10+00:00January 26th, 2016|Quotes and Thoughts|1 Comment

See The Light Within You

So often we search for something that will make us feel better, something that will make us feel inspired, loved.  I was watching the Dr. Wayne Dyer movie “The Shift” the other day. There were so many things that he talked about that made me laugh, cry, and think. But his words about how everything we needed was given to us in the womb resonated deeply for me.  That during those nine months of our development, we are given everything we need on every level – physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual – everything that we need to take us through our lives.  So the idea that everything is within us has been sitting within me. That we must search within ourselves for all that we feel for some reason is outside of us, out there somewhere.  But it is not.  The light that guides us, that loves us, that inspires us, is easily found within, if we can just dive deep, and see it.

 

be inspired. see the light within you.

Joyous Expectation

today i live in the quiet joyous expectation of good

 

Imagine if we woke up each morning with the idea that our day would be magnificent, beautiful, and full of wonder.  Imagine if we woke up with that idea and applied it to our whole world, and that we could in fact help create that ripple and vibration of compassion and kindness to all things living, including the earth itself.  With a positive outlook, there can indeed be a quiet joyous expectation of good.

By |2015-05-20T17:32:23+00:00May 21st, 2015|Morning Intentions|0 Comments

Swim On!

Swimming through the currents of life can be quite difficult at times. The turbulent waters can be challenging, the rough and choppy rushing of the waves can undermine the strongest of foundations, testing our resolve, our confidence, and our very outlook. Not one of us is immune to the tangled ropes, the discomfort of walking rocky shores, the sting of seaweed wrapped around our mermaid forms, or even the bite from a fellow soul of the sea. Yet despite the thrashing waters, we must remain steadfast in our journey. We must learn the lessons we are to learn, find the calm within our personal storm, and without a glance back, swim on.

 

swim on

Things Happen for a Reason

“Though we can’t always see it at the time, if we look upon events with some perspective, we see things always happen for our best interests.  We are always being guided in a way better than we know ourselves.”   ~Swami Satchidananda

Do things happen for a reason, or is it all just random?   And so the question of whether or not there is a prescribed path for each of us to follow, a designated sequence of events, is pondered.  Is there a grand plan? (more…)

By |2014-02-02T20:23:43+00:00January 18th, 2014|Emotional Weather on the "8's"|2 Comments

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

being broken heartedEvery day my heart breaks just a little.  Usually it is from an expectation and then a profound disappointment – be it a friend, a family member, perhaps one of my children, or even my life itself, I experience that deep hurt and shock that starts in my gut and permeates my soul daily.

I was thinking back on being heartbroken, and how I have probably experienced the pathology of a broken heart from a very young age, yet did not know how to identify it as that.  Did it start with my parents having my siblings?  Was my heart that was solely my mother’s and father’s, and their hearts mine, first fractured at the tender age of three?  Did it begin when my paternal grandparents demonstrated a lack of caring and love when they showed favoritism to my cousins and aunt and uncle, placing conditions on their affection and behaving emotionally abusive in the process?  Or was it life’s other disappointments?  (more…)

By |2015-01-17T18:06:30+00:00October 8th, 2013|Emotional Weather on the "8's"|6 Comments