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★Flower Power

This is a thread that will grow into a place full of positivity,gratitude and peace.

In an English Country Garden

I forgot to say a happy place especially if you watch this video ,a very different recording of the above song

In an English Country Garden

I’m so grateful to our beautiful Mother Earth for her gifts
In The Morning

If you have 8 minuites this is beautiful

The Beauty Of A Woman Goddess music

heres another lovely video
A Womans Heart

Strong Woman vs Woman Of Strength

Heres our 4 local lads ,you might have heard of them !
Here Comes The Sun

I love this gentle man
Morning Has Broken

Another hippie favourate
Lets Go To San Francisco

Desiderata

I think I posted this on another thread but it is so special it deserves to be here too
Dolphin Companion

Fairy Night Song

I could and sometimes do listen to this tune all day
Canon

Copied from Thought For Today

“ Listen In Only when we find the quietness in our own minds can we begin to hear our inner teacher, so that we may receive some in-tuition. Only when we are ready to recognize and value the wisdom that we carry at the core of our being will we turn our attention inwards and ‘listen in’. But it’s been a long time since we truly listened, so a little practice and patience will be needed. Sit down, be quiet and listen in at some point today and you might be surprised at what you hear. Then do it again tomorrow. All you need to do is remember that you are the listener and not the noise “

Thank you so much Self care,it is a little seed of an idea that will grow into a enchanted space ,I hope .,
love flowergirl

I LOVED those posts, FG! I don’t think I’ve ever heard English Country Garden before, if I have I don’t remember it. I love that I got to hear it and I LOVE the muppets too, so that was a double whammy of goodness as far as I’m concerned. The Yanni piece was beautiful too.

I’m gonna stick my big nose in here on your thread and post some songs. Speaking of noses, I want to describe my nose to you, lol. I have a Bob Hope nose. If you ever see a pic of Bob Hope, just look at his nose. That’s my nose! I can’t tell you how many times in my life someone has said to me, you have Bob Hopes nose. And a nose by any other name would smell as sweet. Anyway, here are some flowers for your garden.

Mornin
Breakin Away

The Rose
Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses
Wine Colored Roses
Run for the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses
Cracklin Rosie
Edelweiss
I’m glad you made me think of Edelweiss. Many moons ago I went on the “Sound of Music” tour and we went to many of the locations where they filmed that movie.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
(That one is really a little to sad for our garden though.)
Days of Wine and Roses
That is beautiful.
Orange Blossom Special
Flowers On the Wall

Spanish Rose
My Wild Irish Rose
The Rain, The Park and Other Things
Kiss from a Rose

Wildwood Flower
Of course, we can’t forget the OTHER Wildwood Flower My brother, Joe, started me off playing guitar. He used to sing that song all the time. It was soooooo funny!
Plant Your Fields is a BEEEAUTIFUL song!
I forgot about Tom Petty
and Neil Young
NEW DISCOVERY – Nice! Where the Wild Roses Grow
I think I’ll jazz it out with Ahmad Jamal
Gardenia

A Good Year for the Roses
Mother Nature’s Son

It’s not very often that I like a remake better, but I LOVE John Denver’s version of Mother Natures Song

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary

thanks Cookieman ,wow you found so many flower songs

I thought you would like the muppet one .

One of the things on my bucket list is to get another guitar and learn to play it .

Love flowergirl

San Francisco

In response to SelfcareEnthusiast’s post: Thank you Self care ,I’m loving doing this ,and I’m so pleased it is going to grow .San Francisco is one of the best songs ever ,and I have both of yours on my Ipod

love and peace ,flowergirl

Oh I love those pictures ,my dream home would be a cottage ,thank you for adding them ,love flowergirl

This will be a great thread for ANYTHING related to gardening or flowers and vegetables and trees and nature and on and on. I hope more people learn how to add pics. It’s really fun and livens up threads so much.

“I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren. -Eowyn”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

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“Those were the broad days! Time was when I could walk and sing all day and hear no more than the echo of my own voice in the hollow hills. The woods were like the woods of Lothlórien, only thicker, stronger, younger. And the smell of the air! I used to spend a week just breathing.”
Treebeard fell silent, striding along, and yet making hardly a sound with his great feet. Then he began to hum again, and passed into a murmuring chant. Gradually the hobbits became aware that he was chanting to them:

In the willow-meads of Tasarinan I walked in the Spring.
Ah! the sight and the smell of the Spring in Nan-tasarion!
And i said that was good.
I wandered in Summer in the elm-woods of Ossiriand.
Ah! the light and the music in the Summer by the Seven Rivers of Ossir!
And i thought that was best.
To the beeches of Neldoreth I came in the Autumn.
Ah! the gold and the red and the sighing of leaves in the Autumn in
Taur-na-neldor!
It was mor than my desire.
To the pine-trees upon the highland of Dorthonion I climbed in the Winter.
Ah! the wind and the whiteness and the black braches of Winter upon
Orod-na-Thô n!
My voice went up and sang in the sky.
And now all those lands lie under the wave,
And I walk in Ambaró na, in Tauremorna, in Aldaló më.
In my own land, in the country of Fangorn,
Where the roots are long.
And the years lie thicker than the leaves
In Taremornaló më.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary

Time for lesson 2 please ,how do I add pics ,now I’m an expert at adding music !I love those you added .

Isn’t it great when you start a thread and people join in and it grows in it’s own way .

Step 1. Go to photobucket and create a free account. Bookmark that site and don’t forget your password, okay!

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary

Love it Self care , I could fill a thread with all the different recordings

Canon

Sanctus

These little lads are so cute and sing like angels

I know it is early for Christmas but this recording can’t be left out ,it is by the TransSiberian Orchestra
Christmas Canon

Angels ,Fairies ,unicorns and other enchanting friends

LLewellyn writes beautiful music and his wife has such a gentle voice

Earth Angel

Pure Relaxation

Journey of The Angels

The Voice

Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

Gratitude

Words Of Gratitude

peace meditation ,it is beautiful

Transmitting One World Peace

In response to flowergirl’s post:

flowergirl you have changed so much to the beautiful person you are, it is wonderful to be a witness to someones beautiful change. Congratulations!!!!

In response to Godscreation’s post:
thank you so much Godscreation ,I’m like those dolls that fit inside each other .

I was the little one until I was 21 ,,then I covered my inner spirit with layers of more dolls ,now I have taken away all the others and my true spririt is coming back to life having been dormant .

There is a time to be solitary and a time to share and I am moving into sharing in leaps and bounds and feeling so much love and acceptance .

Love and peace
flowergirl

  • yes to Godscreation(:
  • And lovely summation of your journey so far Flowergirl(: I love the energy (and you) you’ve been sharing on the site. I enjoyed my morning routine that much more because of your loving expression.

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  • So glad to be part of ..everyone’s perfect timing…(:
  • In response to flowergirl’s post:
    I love the fact that we are all butterflies …changing right before our very eyes.
  • When we don’t box ourselves in to where we were …we can see where we are. And where we are…is such a wonderful place to be…Beauty in each moment. Here’s to all of our moments…and to every step of the way.

Watch for the butterflies near the end of this video – they are amazing – just like everyone here

The Beauty Of Pollination

Those butterflies are awesome! I wonder whereabouts in the world you could find that many

butterflies

I never knew it till now but they sometimes migrate in huge amounts

love Fflowergirl( mum )

Goddess

An alter of peace and serenity

Spiral Goddess

Discovering Yourself

Spirit of Nature-Yanni

In The Morning Light – Yani

22nd September – autumn equinox.

Stonehenge

Autumn is one of natures most beautiful gifts ,the colours of the leaves as they turn from green through a palette of yellow,orange,red,gold and brown is amazing every year .

The harvest is in ,safely stored and we have cosy evenings to look forwards to .

The feeling of walking through the woods all wrapped up in bright scarves and gloves ,then coming home to a hot drink and a cosy chair is one of total contentment .

There are misty mornings and frosty evenings to enjoy when nature changes our veiws that we see each day .In the mist our weeping willow tree looks so enchanted you can picture fairies running around underneath it ,then in the white coat of frost at night in the moonlight you can almost hear the stars twinkling and the tree looks like it has diamonds all over it .

Autumn Vangelis

Forever Autumn – Moody Blues

Autumn Vivaldi

Enjoy the Autumn – you will go awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww when you see this little girl

A Journey To The Heart – Karunesh

Once Again Autumn – Stive Morgan

End Of Aughust – Yanni

love and peace flowergirl

In the Spirit of Peace…

peaceful
making peace
sweet music
Earth blue
Autumn Leaves

Blessing Space Between Us

May the presence and power of spirit surround, support and guide us and keep us safe.
May we remember the deep love we have for each other.
May we greet our emerging differences with tenderness and tolerance.
May we call on our courage to speak our truth, and reveal our vulnerabilities.
May we reflect back to others without blaming or shaming.
May we hear the truth others speak with compassion.
May we have patience with their process and emergence.
May we pause, breathe, and let ourselves settle.
May we stand in love and strength together.
May our rough edges be doorways to healing. – Bette Acuff

In response to SelfcareEnthusiast’s post:
thank you so much Self care ,I love all of these and will return to them many times .
love flowergirl

Baby bunny and flower

Being a free spirit

Freedom Come Freedom Go

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”

- William Arthur Ward

In response to flowergirl’s post:
very nice quote!

“The windchime and the butterfly are messages from angels. I will listen. “
~from ladyjustica

from about.com

If You Would Grow – Shine The Light Of Loving Self-Care On Yourself
If you would grow to your best self
Be patient, not demanding
Accepting, not condemning
Nurturing, not withholding
Self-marveling, not belittling
Gently guiding, not pushing and punishing
For you are more sensitive than you know
Mankind is as tough as war yet delicate as flowers
We can endure agonies but we open fully only to warmth and light
And our need to grow is as fragile as a fragrance Dispersed by storms of will
To return only when those storms are still
So, accept, respect, attend your sensitivity
A flower cannot be opened with a hammer.
- Daniel F. Mead “

In response to flowergirl’s post:
That is 1 of my favorites(:

thanks Self care ,it is a lesson I’m learning

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” ~Buddha

Change your beliefs

love yourself today

what is right

I read a wonderful affirmation in this video
“I feel my heart opening and I know that there is room for me “

the power of affirmations

In response to flowergirl’s post:
great affirmation videos you posted flowergirl!!!!!!!!!!!

wellbeing affirmations

receiving without asking for a thing

thank you so much for these Self care ,they are both lovely ,I could listen to the man on the sceond one all day ,he is so relaxing .

love flowergirl

Magical world

blessings of peace

thought for today

I just recieved this post from“thought for today “ and want to share it
Open Heart The heart is like a flower – unless it is open it cannot release its fragrance into the world. The fragrance of the heart is made up of the qualities and virtues of our spirit. Most of us have learned how to keep our heart closed in a world that would trample all over us if we let it. Being open hearted today seems to require tremendous courage. It is a courage which comes only when we realise that no one can hurt us, no matter what they say or do. They may hurt our body, but if we have realised we are spirit, nothing outside can touch us, if we so decide. Little by little, practice opening your heart to those you think have hurt you. Realise it wasn’t them that hurt you, it was yourself. And it taught you not to trust and you closed your heart. A closed heart is in need of opening. And when you do, you will have begun to heal yourself

In response to flowergirl’s post:
Thanks for sharing that perfect thought… Blessings to you and all of bmindful(: Each time I log on to simply pass by, I am in awe of the love, peace and joy that has not only returned …but grown on this site. Much gratitude and appreciation(:

It is my hope new members begin to share…because this environment is a truly loving one, and I believe that love is here to stay.

thanks Self care ,it is so calm and loving here now ,I too hope our new members feel at home .

love flowergirl

The Age Of Aquarius

This is not the song but a great website about the aquarian age .

trees and glade of the goddess

you are the universe

manifest self healing

lovely meditation

invisible healing

FRECUENCIAS DEL ALM

99 Powerful questions

Om Peace Church

beatiful reiki garden

garden of dreams

Heya Flowergirl, just wanted to say what a terrific thread you have made with this. Keep it up! :)

aw thanks Harley Duck ,it is a little retreat into the wonderful world of nature .

I’ll find my way home

relaxation – reiki

coral islands

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
George Washington Carver
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes_of_the_day.html#uERFxJxqAC3hMV5V.99

Here comes the sun
by Yo Yo Ma and James Taylor

Here comes the sun

the fantastic Beatles

Your Spacious Self!

Reiki Healing and chakras

Enchanted Forest Dorianray

in response to flowergirl
I love so many relaxing things you post! Loving this one-Manifest Self-Healing, Guided Meditation Thank you (once again)Just what I needed to start this beautiful day (: I’m going to take 30 minutes of my day & add this to the new routine I’ve begun(: I am going to share this with my hubby & all those that seek something powerfully Good for themselves. One of the best guided imagery audio-videos I’ve heard!!!

  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This is the same video …see if either is better quality for yourself….is that static on this video or part of the binaural effects? I feel a little silly asking…I found it initially distracting…My little family unit and I are able to ignore it now & simply enjoy(:

“Harmonically Layered binaural beat frequencies best listened to through headphones”.

22 gratitude exercises

In response to SelfcareEnthusiast’s post:
I’m so plesed you like it .I have listened to them both and they sound the same not sure about the static
love flowergirl

copied from “thought for today”

Original Peace It is not necessary to search for peace. It is within. Your original state is one of peace. Learn to be in charge of yourself and maintain your peace: centre your awareness on your spiritual form – a tiny star-like point of light, seated in the middle of your forehead. Really experience the difference between You the Sparkling Star, and your body, the physical vehicle. Learn to detach yourself from the vehicle. Even a few moments of this practice, if done regularly, will return you to your natural state of peace. And your actions will be filled with love – for the self and others

Higher self be here now

I love listening to Christine Breeze

“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
We are more than the sum of our knowledge, we are the products of our imagination. “

Ancient Proverb

“When one defines oneself as Pagan, it means she or he follows an earth or nature religion, one that sees the divine manifest in all creation.
The cycles of nature are our holy days, the earth is our temple,
its plants and creatures our partners and teachers.
We worship a deity that is both male and female, a mother Goddess and father God, who together created all that is, was, or will be.
We respect life, cherish the free will of sentient beings, and accept the sacredness of all creation.”

Edain McCoy

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love

the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now, and perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
-Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet, “Letter Four” Translated by M.D. Herter Norton, New York, 1954

flower is a power ful tree. i have like to all these planets. very beautiful seems all the flowers. thanks

thanks shahidsaif

copied from Thought For Today

The Heart of a Butterfly ‘The caterpillar has the heart of a butterfly!’ It is true that if we know within our hearts what we want to become, then we will become that

http://www.livelifehappy.com/page/5/

In response to flowergirl’s post:
great site!

► Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. -Ayn Rand

Donavon c d
A gift from a flower to a garden

full cd

In response to flowergirl’s post:

Eric Rankin video about 21.12.2012

yoga mudras

The Mythic Call

Reiki affirmations

QUOTE by Virginia Satir (American Psychologist and Educator, 1916-1988) “I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it — I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing,I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know — but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me…..However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.”

Such powerful and self loving words

thanks to Selfcare for sharing this

Light workers awakening

this video answered so many things in my mind

Light workers awakening

this video answered so many things in my mind

awakening 2012

Miss you Flowergirl!

aw I miss you too my dear friend ,I love chatting with you on here .Will send you an email .
love and hugs
flowergirl

Frecuencias Del

In response to flowergirl’s post:
FG this is so beautiful. It made me feel so peaceful. Thank you!

thanks Godschild ,I was listening to it last night and it is really calming isn’t it

“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what you love — who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.”

— Oprah Winfrey

my wish for you

In response to flowergirl’s post:

Flowergirl your videos are so magical, What a unique and beautiful soul you have. These videos really tap into my creative side and make me feel like that little girl I use to be, to wake up and wait to see what wonderful things were going to happen to me today. Thank you for the creativeness you inspire in me!

aw Godschild you are so kind . That little girl is still inside of you ,every new day is a gift .

Thank you for your lovely words ,and for saying I inspire your creativity ,it is one of our greatest gifts ,and so many of us hide it away deep inside when it can be such a healing ,loving gift to ourselves.

I’m listening to this at the moment
fairy night songs

love and peace flowergirl

In response to flowergirl’s post:

Very beautiful flowergirl thank you so much for this video.

In response to Godschild’s post:
thank you Mary ,I am so happy when I can share something that friends like ,

love flowergirl

I have a misty idea floating around my head , I would like to earn my living working from home and have this idea that keeps surfacing – to create 1)an on line circle 2)write books 3)blog 4)website 5)meet up groups

all about women entering their queen/crone stage of life and from my own experience how physically,mentally and spiritually we seem enter into a new stage of our lives .All those hippies who had dreams and plans that maybe got pushed down throughout the years but are still there ,all the women who have followed one path and feel the pull towards their own inner guidance .Women like me who have gone through a long,dark night of the soul and who I can hold out a hand to and say “ I understand”.Women who have so much wisdom ,love and knowledge that they can share with each other .

This is something I’m going to meditate on ,journal and start

“Carpe diem. Seize the day.” ― John Keats I think that might be my word/s for this year

For the present while I’m creating this I will see if we can manage on what money is coming in by being as careful as possible ,if not get any job I can do ,use affirmations a lot more ,focus on self care and growth and make my dreams a reality .

All this will work perfectly when my daughter and I open our healing center .( our dream)

My expression for projects like this “it is a patchwork quilt “ made up with time and love by adding lots of pieces together.I’m going to knit or crochet a square every day to remind me of this and then make blankets/quilts

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” ― Anthony Robbins

“This moment is yours and yours alone! Take charge, seize this moment and allow it to propel you to the high levels of an empowered life. Allow upon this fertile moment to be planted the seeds of your happiness and success.” ― Steve Maraboli

I am going to use the time I spend on pc which I realised is because I enjoy the support and communication and turn it into a suport structure for women like myself ,instead of telling myself I’m lazy etc

Yesterday was one of those days where everything is a huge effort ,even getting dressed.I was weepy ,despondant and could not get myself motivated . I think I was preparing to release these thoughts and ideas ,a bit like a mental labour and giving birth.

My daughter made a very wise comment when I asked her why I couldn’t even do the things I want to like the 2012/2013 workbook “ it is because you have not got a space to do it in “ ,my desk is cluttered and I like a clear space for writing,creating ,collages etc It frazzles the mind if there is stuff everywhere

Today I feel so hopeful and positive and think the goddess inside is answering my questions

“How can I do this when I don’t have a clue what I’m doing on pc ?”

“go to a class to learn or maybe by going out more you will meet someone who does know how to do all this – be open to help”

“what if someone else has the same idea”

“ there is space for everyone and so many women out there searching “

I have always been fearfull of having my own business but if this grew from a passion into a passionate business I would be delighted.If it doesn’t I will have a wonderful hobby that I share .

So it is time to carpe diem beginning with a pile of washing I ignored yesterday ,then starting the blog

I think I have found my passion

Thank you Selfcare for these affirmations

I notice each little improvement in my life. I acknowledge my progress and celebrate it daily. I easily progress from one undertaking to the next. I move forward without hesitation. I find something to celebrate every day. I always make choices that benefit my cause. I focus on my dream, and eagerly take the next step to bringing it into reality. It feels great to be putting my life in order. I can see light at the end of the tunnel now. No matter where I am, I am always looking forward. I encourage and praise myself even when things don’t turn out as I planned. I congratulate myself every day for the great progress I am making. I congratulate myself for all the good in my life because I know that I co-created it

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives” ~Annie Dillard

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
― William Jennings Bryan

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”
― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

“Your will shall decide your destiny.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“Our choices determine our destiny.”
― A.R. Bernard

“Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakable tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.”
― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

“There comes a moment in life when you say to yourself – enough. This is ENOUGH! Then – you take a walk with your destiny. To change. To fulfill your purpose. We all have it. But are you willing to take that first step?”
― Besa Kosova

“Our destiny is aligned with our heart’s innermost longing, a longing embedded within our soul before birth. This longing is a unique pattern or configuration reminiscent of the constellations in the night sky. When we express (press out) our unique configuration, it shines through us with an otherworldly luminosity, manifesting abundance in our lives and the lives of others. Our sole task is to yoke our inner destiny, thread it through our lives and weave it into the world. All else is just shadows and dust.”
― Thea Euryphaessa, Running Into Myself

“Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”
― Ralph H. Blum

“It’s up to you to make your own destiny and not up to destiny to make you”
― Amit Abraham

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped” Anthony Robbins

“People often say

that this or that

person has not yet found himself.

But the self is not something one finds. It is something one creates.”

Thomas Szasz

I hope you enjoy the thread solarserenity,it started as a little idea and has grown into a space I love to save and share things in
love flowergirl

I just read this on another website about a great nickname

DOTE

Daughter Of The Earth

I think in Ireland it is used a term of affection meaning someone is lovable /a lovely person .
love flowergirl

Kites

The Wounded Healer

A lovely video which I learned from

change is the prelude to growth

John Denver’s version of Mother Nature’s Son

Born a poor young country boy, Mother Nature’s son
All day long I’m sitting singing songs for everyone

Sit beside a mountain stream, see her waters rise
Listen to the pretty sound of music as she flies

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo

Find me in my field of grass, Mother Nature’s son
Swaying daises sing a lazy song beneath the sun

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Yeah yeah yeah

Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm
Mm mm mm, ooh ooh ooh
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm
Mm mm mm mm, wah wah wah

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary

Plant Your Fields by New Grass Revival.

My father said, some things you learn
By only doin’ when it comes your turn
Everything comes around so be ready if you can
Prepare your heart like the farmer turns his land

And you plant your fields when the spring is tender
When the summer beats down, you pray for rain
You hope for the harvest and the long cold winter
And then you plant your fields again

Well he spoke right to my restless soul
Still wild and hungry and beyond control
For all that you dream there’s a time and a place
But you won’t know it till it comes your way

And you plant your fields when the spring is tender
When the summer beats down, you pray for rain
You hope for the harvest and the long cold winter
And then you plant your fields again

When the spring is tender
When the summer beats down, you pray for rain
You hope for the harvest and the long cold winter
And then you plant your fields again

You plant your fields again
You plant your fields again
You plant your fields again
You plant your fields again

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary

thank you Cookieman for 2 lovely songs and great videos .

Have to add this favourite by John Denver

Annies song

Instuments of peace

On September 5, 2012, flowergirl, you wrote your intention and shared it with us at bmindful….that this flower power thread “will grow into a enchanted space”. It did…and I know I am very grateful for the beauty you share. I happen to know many here are quite grateful. Thank you for this. with love & respect, selfcare

aw Selfcare that is such a lovely message – thank you .I am so pleased that you and other friends enjoy this thread ,it feels like my home here – the place where I keep the things I love ,where I qwelcome friends old and new and a place to dream ,share,heal and grow .

love and gratitude
flowergirl

hymn to the divine Mother

we have this beautiful music playing at our reiki shares and I found it today without looking for it .

Prayers Of The Woods

I am the heat of your hearth on the cold winter nights, the friendly shade screening you from the summer sun, and my fruits are refreshing draughts quenching your thirst as you journey on. I am the beam that holds your house, the board of your table, the bed on which you lie, and the timber that builds your boat. I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead, the wood of your cradle, and the shell of your coffin. I am the bread of kindness and the flower of beauty. ‘Ye who pass by, listen to my prayer: Harm me not.

I would rather have flowers in my hair than diamonds around my neck
!

rose temple

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment – or unlearning – of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is…our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.- Marianne Williamson

“You Learn

After a while you learn the subtle difference

Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning

And company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts

And presents aren’t promises,

And you begin to accept your defeats

With your head up and your eyes open

With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,

And you learn to build all your roads on today

Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans

And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn…

That even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,

Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure…

That you really are strong

And you really do have worth…

And you learn and learn…

With every good-bye you learn”

Jorge Luis Borges

In response to flowergirl’s post:
One of my favorites! Truthful, loving and empowering! Letting go…learning and loving …3 beautiful L’s

thanks Selfcare ,I love these words

“So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,

Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers”

In response to flowergirl’s post:

  • Yes…wonderful words. I believe it is about selfcare…
  • It’s a bit why I chose my alias-name. When we devote our being to taking care of ourselves …loving ourselves…everything else is icing(:

I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others Jennifer Louden

many good quotes here- 101 self-love quotes from a series

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” Bob Moawad

In response to SelfcareEnthusiast’s post:
thank you so much for this .I used to subscribe to abundance tapestry where the101 quotes are from and have done it again ,it is a lovely place ,full of compassion and understanding and her pinterest page is full of great things

love flowergirl

message from Hopi elders

❤ ❤

just playing ❤

the sacred wheel of the year

Thought For Today

“The Power of Thoughts Thoughts are more powerful than actions because they are the creators of actions. You have to keep in mind that the thought-waves of your good wishes and pure feelings, your vibrations of peace and love, can once again bring harmony in nature and happiness in the world”

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment – or unlearning – of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is….our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.” – Marianne Williamson

flowers in the rain

Out beyond ideas – Rumi

Lost

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

~ David Wagoner

When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find

Peace of mind is waiting there

And the time will come

When you see

We’re all one and

Life flows on within you and without you

~George Harrison

positive affirmations for enhanced healing

beautiful music,pictures and affirmations .A perfect way to spend 16 minutes

The Garden Of Your Life

Dear Girls Of All Ages

thank you mara and abraham ,I love posting here and am so pleased when other bmindfullers enjoy it too .

Flowergirl, I love The Beauty of a Woman Goddess video. It’s so relaxing and life affirming. I have favourited this posting so that i can check out some more of the songs, and other links. looking forward to seeing the Dolphin one, as I just joined a Dolphin meditation group!

Cheers,love and blessings.

:D

Positive Affirmations and Audio Stories

Affirmations,Audio Stories and handcrafted Inspirational Gifts

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who think you’re not.”

hi Stefania ,it is a lovely video isn’t it .I would love to hear more about your dolphin meditation group .

When I started this thread I never thought it would grow to this size and it fels so good that you like it ,

love and peace ,flowergirl

In response to PositivelyStefania’s post:

Hi Stefania what is a Dolphin meditation group are there any cd’s that one could hear? I went to Mexico on a cruise last year and got to swim with the Dolphins, that night I had the best sleep I’ve ever had in my life.

relax-reiki

having a real change today from listening to very relaxing ,gentle music .Got Steve Wright on BBC radio 2 ,I used to listen to him years ago and he is very funny .

Good to have a change for a couple of hours.
Love flowergirl

how ,where,when

Pachelbel Canon in D version New Age Canon in D version New Age

relaxing meditation

Ostara – spring equinox March 20th

“Spring Equinox celebrates the renewed life of the Earth that comes with the Spring. It is a solar festival, celebrated when the length of the day and the night are equal (this happens twice a year, at Spring and Autumn Equinox”

“Spring is a time from new life, vigour and renewal. A time to shake off the starkness of the winter, to celebrate it’s survival and to welcome and prepare for the bounty of harvests. The Pagan tradition was to rid their homes of any negative energy harboured from the long hard winter by scrubbing and cleaning in a clockwise motion. This action filled the home with positive energy and vigour. Many observe it today with no real knowledge of it’s origin, just a need to replace shut in stagnant air with fresh, clean air full of vitality”

This is a wonderful time of the year .Spring feels like a new start .This week I will be spring cleaning and filling our home with fresh flowers .

love flowergirl

Ostare

lovely spring song by Lisa Thiel for Ostara

Spring/Ostara

  • ** The brain gives the heart its sight. The heart gives the brain its vision. Kall
  • ❤Heart Smiling Technique
  • How Your Heart❤ Produces Energy Your heart is the organ of your body that produces most energy. This video describes four interesting but little known facts about your heart that will change the way you use your heart to improve your energy and your relationships.

Ostara alter

the meaning of the spring equinox

In response to SelfcareEnthusiast’s post:
thanks Selfcare ,he is great and I like his talk

good morning starshine

good morning

It is a lovely ,happy day .

garden of dreams

In response to flowergirl’s post:
That was beautiful, enlightening & calming.

I also liked what it said below the video:
Everyone is a Lightworker whether they know it at all. Just as truth is truth whether anyone knows it or not. The real question arises then, “Am I aware of who I am?” Behind all labels, behind all self created illusions of mind and ego, or social dogmas and masks, there lies the truth, the answer to that question. Just as the Sun shines bright both day and night, it is only the movement of the planet and clouds that obscure it from view. But the sun is always shining. A Lightworker is awake to this truth, aware of their true presence and living in accordance with the divine plan. All beings that exist are a channel between eternal, formless heaven and the temporary world of form and illusion, earth. Why am I here? One does not always need to consciously realize the answer to this question, but living your life purpose is achievable in every moment, right now. Sit in peaceful contemplation, in pure awareness. Allow yourself to be present in every moment and feel within the depths of your heart for your inner truth, your guidance. The work is easy and the burden is light. Your true essence of being is so vast, it is beyond any concept, any word, thought or form. A Lightworker then is any being, who is aware of their true non-dual nature, their eternal “I Am” Presence and acting in accordance with it. A Lightworker is active in enlightenment, or in cultivating enlightenment.

Thank you flowergirl for your friendship, your presence and your gentle teachings you’ve shared. Thanks for not fearing to share your growth…your pleasant times as well as your tough times…because all of where you’ve been is part of your experience…that connects with the experience of others.
I learn so much from everyone on this site…I am so amazed…on how everyone has affected my journey in some way…from the humor, music, ways to discipline, choices of wonderful reading material, videos, and those who have come into my life to teach me (in their own ways) to let go, surrender, daily forgive myself and others, to bless, accept blessings and kindness more, to focus on what is so important to me alone..while sharing and being shared with…I feel a strong sense of peace, gratitude and appreciation. Thank you flowergirl~ Thank you everyone..who shares all that they share & for being who they are. love, selfcare….continued blessings peace, good health & joy to you & yours

light workers awakening

thank you so much Selfcare for your appreciation of the above video .It answers so many questions and thoughts I have about my soul .

You are so kind .I am going through a deep inner healing physically ,emotionally and spiritually at the moment and letting go of self depreciating thoughts and your words here have helped so much.

I am not always sure my sharing on here could help others and sometimes wonder if I share too much ,but after this lovely post you have helped me turn around my thoughts .

There is such a wonderful diverse group here in our community ,all travelling our roads at our own speed and sharing so much .

I’m walking around with such a big smile on my face ,partly because that beautiful video was a reminder for me and because you have helped me see myself in a loving light ( not always the case)

Thank you and bless you ,one of my dearest bessie mates

love flowergirl

healing power of lightworkers

awakening signs

thought for today

Peace, Love and Wisdom There is an immaculate eternal and constant space within you hidden under different appearances. In that space there is only peace, love and wisdom. Let go and free yourself from the layers that cover that space and you will uncover the secret of a life of fullness

grandmother moon

moon chant

I’m “behind” in reading posts and viewing shared videos on site….but this quote caught my eye that you posted:

Peace, Love and Wisdom There is an immaculate eternal and constant space within you hidden under different appearances. In that space there is only peace, love and wisdom. Let go and free yourself from the layers that cover that space and you will uncover the secret of a life of fullness

what is it from?

thanks for sharing all you do(: love, selfcare

thought for today

it is from this website Selfcare ,you can get daily emails and they are so nice ,love flowergirl

“ If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand – Buddha

this lady has such a beautiful soul .I love her words near the end

“you never stop being who you are “

Shekhinah Mountainwater

seventh heaven

very relaxing music

ask for nothing

I could listen to this mans voice all day

positive affirmations meditation

“It is time to get started. It is time to wake up. Don’t wait another minute. Claim your heart, and claim your glory. You have all you need. Bless other women. Do not tear them down. Remember they are you–your sisters, teachers, mothers, daughters. And then look on men with the eyes the Goddess gives you, and hold on. The new world will seem like nothing you have seen before. It will be reborn like you. It will shine like you. It will smile like you. It will feel like home…”

“Spiritual growth is like childbirth. You dilate, then you contract. You dilate, then you contract again. As painful as it all feels, it’s the necessary rhythm for reaching the ultimate goal of total openness. The pain of childbirth is more bearable as we realize where it’s leading.”

“Giving birth to our selves, our new selves, our real selves, whether we are men or women, is a lot like giving birth to a child. It’s an idea that is conceived, then incubates. Childbirth is difficult, but holding the child makes the pain worthwhile. And so it is when we finally have a glimpse of our own completion as human beings–regardless of our husband or lack of one, our money or lack of it, our children or lack of any, or whatever else we think we need in order to thrive and be happy.”

“When we finally have touched on a spiritual high that is real and enduring, then we know that the pain of getting there was worth it, and the years ahead will never be as lonely.”

~Marianne Williamson from A Woman’s Worth

love this song

your my favorite waste of time

I believe in you

beautiful song and very inspiring

spiritual love

the garden of your life

you already have the answers

don’t ever give up

be true to you

brave boots

Alleluia

reiki self treatment

Pamela Miles -Reiki,recovery and optimal health

“Souls love. That’s what souls do. Egos don’t, but souls do. Become a soul, look around, and you’ll be amazed—all the beings around you are souls. Be one, see one. When many people have this heart connection, then we will know that we are all one, we human beings all over the planet. We will be one. One love. And don’t leave out the animals, and trees, and clouds, and galaxies – it’s all one. It’s one energy. It comes through in individual ways, but it’s one energy. You can call it energy, or you can call it love. I like to look at a tree and see that it’s love. Don’t you?”
— Ram Dass

the optimists creed

affirmations to heal my body

mass consciousness

beautiful Christine Breese meditation

  • ► Where am I in respect to this moment? Where am I in respect to me? What is the moment calling from me? Molly Gordon

the thoughts room

a lovely space to let go

copied from “thought for today”

Age Gracefully There is nothing more inevitable than the greying of hair and the crinkling of skin. Resisting it is like trying to hold back the tide of the ocean. Accepting it is the way into a graceful life and the possibility of true Leisure! Our lives are mostly without leisure as we succumb to the marketing men and their determination to convince us that the tide can be beaten back, at the very least, kept at bay. As a consequence we count the greys and measure the length and depth of the wrinkles. We spend our time and attention on the surface of our forms, and create the habits of anxiety and worry as they inevitably deteriorate. But when we truly know ourselves as spirit within the form, all those subtle tensions are dissolved. We never age, never grow old, never die – only our bodies do. Knowing ourselves as we truly are is the doorway to freedom and to the graceful acceptance that we are destined to inhabit and play many roles in many bodies. Is that not both a liberating and a relaxing insight? If you play with it, explore it for truth, meditate on it, seriously give it ‘house room’ in your head, you may actually experience yourself as a free spirit. And when you do you will know true relaxation.
relax7.com”

this is so true ,I can’t understand why people worry so much about looking older – it is natural .A face and hands show a lifetime of caring ,sharing and being alive – as we grow into elders our wisdom and knowledge gives us a beauty all of it’s own that no one young could have ,love flowergirl

healing the hearts of humanity

gentle world

I AM in a state of balance, allowing healing energy to flow through me

Self Heal flower essence

living magically

healing thy inner self

“ Peaceful Living Treatment “ Written by Louise L. Hay

“ I am one with Life, and all of Life loves and supports me. Therefore, I claim for myself love and acceptance on all levels. I accept all of my emotions and can express them appropriately when the occasion arises. I’ve learned to observe rather than react, and now life is much less tumultuous. I am my own unique self, and I no longer choose to sweat the small stuff. I have peace of mind. This is the truth of my being, and I accept it as so. All is well in my inner being. “

The simplest things are often the most true. ~ Richard Bach ~

In response to WolfWillow’s post:
love this WolfWillow ,thanks so much for posting it

inner child affirmations

songs for the inner child

flame of hope

peace

long time sun

putting this here for now

my path to abundance

includes 21 day yoga


What if our religion was each other, If our practice was our life, if prayer our words?

What if the temple was the Earth, if forests were our church, if holy waters—the rivers, lakes, and oceans.

What if meditation was our relationships, if the teacher was life, if wisdom was self-knowledge, if love was the center of our being.

Ganga White

women’s declaration of interdependence

In response to flowergirl’s post:
Nicely done video. Empowering message for women. Thanks much for sharing flowergirl, selfcare

In response to SelfcareEnthusiast’s post:
thanks Selfcare

search for the hero inside yourself

VIRTUAL CHOIR 4 – FLY TO PARADISE

The simplest things are often the most true. ~ Richard Bach ~

In response to WolfWillow’s post:
thank you so much for this WolfWillow ,I had heard about it

such beautiful singing and what a fantastic idea

love flowergirl

the ripple effect

Abraham videos

the story which source wants to tell

being tuned in a lightworkers guide

the garden of thoughts

divine mother

In order to protect ourselves from taking on any negative energy from other people or situations; we can learn to shield.

There are times when you may find that being around certain individuals or groups of people leaves you with feelings of discomfort. It may be that spending time with a particular friend feels draining or that dealing with a specific coworker exhausts you. Being around toxic or angry people is also draining. And you may even find that being surrounded by a crowd of people lowers your energy levels rather than perks you up. This is not that unusual. Each of us radiates energy and is capable of being influenced by the energy of other people. It is important to learn how to shield yourself, so you don’t unknowingly take on someone else’s energy. While some people know how to instinctively protect themselves from being adversely affected by energy, most of us need to discover and practice the technique that works best. There are a number of ways to avoid being affected by people’s energy. Shielding is one preventative technique you can use. Center yourself and envision being enveloped in a cocoon of loving and protective light. This protective layer should allow you to consciously regulate the energy around you. The intent to shield oneself is all you need for this technique to work. You can even create a trigger word to assist you in quickly creating a shield. Say this word each time you create a new shield, until the word and the shield become automatically associated in your mind. If you run into a person whose energy you find draining, you may want to cleanse your own energy field after your encounter. Sage, cold showers, singing, mineral water baths, spending time in nature, and a simple break to recharge are all ways to accomplish this. While it is important to know how to shield yourself from energy, there are those energies that you may not want to shut out. The energy of laughter from a newborn baby, the feeling of joy radiating from someone in love, and the frequency of calm emanating from an enlightened teacher are just some of the energies coming from others that you may want to have around you

by Madison Taylor from Daily Om

I am a pagan child I see the wonder in the world that passes you by The whispers on the wind, the applause of the trees I spin around breathlessly as the sun shines over me As the moon rises, my energy wanes I call on the Goddess to bless me As I float off to my dreams When the morning comes In my wide eyes you see A soul hungry and ready for what this world can teach me

S. Lowell-Libby

copied from “thought for today”

Power On Each day we all need to recharge our spiritual battery, otherwise the light of our consciousness becomes dim, thoughts become fuzzy, and decisions are impregnated with doubt. Power is available inside and outside. Inside us we have a spiritual centre, at the core of our consciousness, pure radiant spiritual light. This is what we are. However it is now blocked by our attachments, the record of all our life experiences and many learned beliefs and perceptions. Outside us we have the sun of spirit, the source, invisible to our physical eyes but only one second away when we are able to quieten and focus our mind. Meditation connects us to both sources of power – that’s why meditation is the way to access the real vitamins and the minerals that spirit craves. The vitamin of pure love and the minerals of truth and wisdom. Take time to empower yourself today. Sit quietly and connect your mind to each source and allow yourself to recharge and renew

Anaïs Nin

“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”

affirmations for women

Patricia Moreno Intensati

this lady has such a beautiful soul

Mraz song The World Exploded into Love

In response to flowergirl’s post:
affirmations
CURRENT MANTRA from www.satilife.com/
I am done complaining
I am reading for creating
I am a messenger of love
I am enough
Yes! I am changing
I am worth it
I am letting go
I deserve it
I am brilliant
I am proud
I am perfect
I am allowed
To use my power
To shine
To attract greatness
I am Divine

In response to SelfcareEnthusiast’s post:
thank you so much for adding these ,I am going to make them into a poster to put on the wall

have also signed up for her course on Daily Om http://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/courses/courseoverview.cgi?cid=441&aff=

this is one of the best things about bmindful ,we can share so much with everyone

And the Great Mother said: Come, my child, and give me all that you are. I am not afraid of your strength and darkness, of your fear and pain. Give me your tears. They will be my rushing rivers and roaring oceans. Give me your rage. It will erupt into my molten volcanoes and rolling thunder. Give me your tired spirit. I will lay it to rest in my soft meadows. Give me your hopes and dreams. I will plant a field of sunflowers and arch rainbows in the sky. You are not too much …for me. My arms, and heart, welcome your true fullness. There is room in my world for all of you, all that you are. I will cradle you in the boughs of my ancient redwoods, and the valleys of my gentle rolling hills.
My soft winds will sing you lullabies, and soothe your burdened heart. Release your deep pain. You are not alone, and you have never been alone.

~ Linda Reuther, from ‘Homecoming’

Eckhart Tolle

The Wild Goddess must be free.

A healthy woman is much like a wolf, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, intuitive and loyal.

Yet separation from her wildish nature causes a woman to become meager, anxious, and fearful.

The wild nature carries the medicine for all things.

She carries stories, dreams, words and songs.

She carries everything a woman needs to be and know.

She is the essence of the female soul…

With the wild nature as ally and teacher, we see not through two eyes only, but through the many eyes of intuition.

With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Women who run with wolves

“I’m not gonna sit around and waste my precious divine energy trying to explain and be ashamed of things you think are wrong with me.”

― Esperanza Spalding

“Dare to Be When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going. When times are tough, dare to be tougher. When love hurts you, dare to love again. When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal. When another is lost, dare to help them find the way. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand. When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too. When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best. Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!”

~ Steve Maraboli

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life. A woman who sits in circles of women. Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets. Imagine yourself as this woman.

Imagine a woman who turns toward herself with interest and attention. A woman who turns inward to listen, remember, and replenish. Who breathes deeply as a prayer of gratitude for life itself. Imagine yourself as this woman. Imagine a woman who remains faithful to herself through all the seasons of life. A woman who preserves allegiance to herself even in the face of opposition. Whose capacity to sustain interest in others deepens as she is loyal to herself. Imagine yourself as this woman. Imagine a woman whose vow is her north star, her guiding light, the faithful breath she returns to in every season and situation of her life. Imagine yourself as this woman Source: www.imagineawoman.com © 2013 Imagine A Woman International

“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”

― Joseph Campbell

http://pagan-pride.tripod.com/id1.html

copied from whatsyoursign.com

A Quick Guide to Meaning of Numbers

Spiritual Meaning of Number One One: One primarily deals with strong will, positivity, pure energy. The number One reflects new beginnings, and purity. The symbolic meaning of number One is further clarified when we understand One represents both kinds of action: physical and mental. This combined with Ones urgency for new beginnings, we begin to see Ones recurring in our lives indicates a time to exert our natural forces, take action, and start a new venture. One encourages us our action will be rewarded in kind.
Spiritual Meaning of Number Two Two: The symbolic meaning of number Two is kindness, balance, tact, equalization, and duality. The number Two reflects a quiet power of judgment, and the need for planning. Two beckons us to choose. The spiritual meaning of number Two also deals with exchanges made with others, partnerships (both in harmony and rivalry), and communication. Two urges us out of our indecision, calls us to unite with like-minds, and like-ideals. Two asks us to exert our natural flow of judgment to do what is best for our souls.
Spiritual Meaning of Number Three Three: The spiritual meaning of number Three deals with magic, intuition, fecundity, and advantage. The number Three invokes expression, versatility, and pure joy of creativity. Three is also a time identifier as it represents Past, Present and Future. Consecutive Threes in your life may symbolize the need to express yourself creatively, or consider your present directional path in relation to past events and future goals. Three may also represent promising new adventures, and assurance of cooperation from others whom you may require help. Three typically symbolizes reward and success in most undertakings.
Spiritual Meaning of Number Four Four: The symbolic meaning of number Four deals with stability and invokes the grounded nature of all things. Consider the four seasons, four directions, four elements all these amazingly powerful essences wrapped up in the nice square package of Four. Fours represent solidity, calmness, and home. A recurrence of Four in your life may signify the need to get back to your roots, center yourself, or even “plant” yourself. Fours also indicate a need for persistence and endurance.
Spiritual Meaning of Number Five Five: The spiritual meaning of number Five deals with travel, adventure, and motion. With the highs that come with these attributes, Fives also carry instability and unpredictability, and radical changes. The spiritual meaning of Five draws our attention to the wonder of life, and beckons us to appreciate the perception of chaos all around us. Five has wild vibrations: primitive and erratic. When Five continues to pop up in your life be prepared for some action, like a trip. Remember, trips aren’t all necessarily taken physically. Some of the best journey’s are taken in the mind and spirit.
Spiritual Meaning of Number Six Six: The symbolism behind number Six is legend. With Venus as its ruler, Six represents harmony, balance, sincerity, love, and truth. Six naturally reveals solutions for us in a calm, unfolding manner. We invoke the Six when we need delicate diplomacy when dealing with sensitive matters. The spiritual meaning of number Six also deals with enlightenment; specifically “lighting” our path in areas we require spiritual and mental balance. Sixes beckon us to administer compassion and consciously choose forgiveness in a situation.
Spiritual Meaning of Number Seven Seven:Sevens, like Threes, deal with magical forces. Sevens deal with esoteric, scholarly aspects of magic. Representative of scholarly activities, mystery, and the focused search for esoteric meanings. Seven deals with the activation of imagination and manifesting results in our lives through the use of conscious thought and awareness. Ruled by Saturn, Seven can represent impractical dreaming, but with a deeper understanding of the aspects of Seven, you can quite deftly utilize its magical vibration to your own benefit.
Spiritual Meaning of Number Eight Eight: The symbolism backing number Eight deals largely with business, success, and wealth. This is due to the fact that Eight represents continuation, repetition, and cycles. Such elements are seen in arenas where success is obtained simply because of dogged determination and repetition. Also, matters of business and wealth largely depend on cycles to fulfill their manifestation. It’s like the snowball analogy: As it continues to roll, in gets bigger and bigger with each revolution. Eight represents that kind of momentum.
Spiritual Meaning of Number Nine Nine: The spiritual meaning of number Nine bring us to the very height of vibrational frequencies in this number sequence. Nine represents attainment, satisfaction, accomplishment, and our success to achieve an influence in our circumstances. The spiritual meaning of number Nine deals with intellectual power, inventiveness, influence over situations and things. Nine beseeches us to recognize our own internal attributes, and extend these abilities out into the world to make a positive, influential difference.

four and seven are the numbers I relate to at the moment ,even before I read this

Awakening the Sacred Feminine

August 27, 2012 at 6:24pm

Femininity is anything but weakness. It is strength fueled by the omnipotent power of love. In its purest form it is inclusive, focused on the highest good for all. Where masculine energy divides, conquers and controls (not inherently negative actions), the feminine unites, cooperates and supports. Most problems in the world can be traced to masculine energies running unchecked and unbalanced by the feminine.

Birthing the change we wish to see in the world begins with accepting it in our lives first. The starting point is the conscious acknowledgment that feminine is not synonymous with weak, and embracing your feminine nature is not a betrayal of woman’s equality. We are equal, different and equal. Release all negative associations with femininity, it’s a divine gift.

The experience of awakening and embracing your feminine essence is like discovering an ocean of liquid inspiration, serenity and creative power. It feels like the first moments after waking from the most wondrous dream you’ve ever had. This feeling tone becomes your new normal. It is sublimely soothing, rife with deep joy, and wholly empowering. It’s where I find lasting, independent of circumstances, happiness.

We are sacred beings who bear the gift of carrying the creative energy of the Divine into physical form. When we connect with our feminine core, literally the space a little below and behind our navel, we travel the path back to creation. This energetic center is the garden of the goddess, the seat of our intuition, a hotline to our higher self. All you need to know can be discovered here.

This beautiful garden, your sacred space of dreams, creation, inspiration and magnificence is ever present. The sun shining over this paradise is your heart, radiating its wisdom and energy. In this perfect place, all things are possible.

The work of awakening the Goddess within begins with the relocation of your life center–moving away from the hyper-analytic, what you see is what you get, ego-driven mind. It’s a return to your childhood home, your garden beneath the heart-sun.

Nearly every woman can remember a time in childhood when her essence overcame her. Whether it came through a whispering field of flowers, a glob of paint on the tip of a brush, the breath of a puppy, the feeling of dough in your hands, the wind whipping your hair as you raced down a track, or the moving waters of the sea, somewhere in time, something powerfully moved you. In those ineffable moments, logic gave way to fascination, joy, and revelry. You were connected to your Source, your true self, and unique purpose. It wasn’t a random moment of insignificant pleasure.

In her perfect wisdom, our Creator endowed us with a natural attraction to our purpose. We are divinely designed to gravitate to it, much the way mothers of all species are irresistibly drawn to their young. A woman is not crafted with a passion to be a composer, but expected to be an accountant. Our Creator is brilliant, not cruel. You were brought here to deliver the gifts you most adore to this world, in a way that only you can. The most intelligent and loving choice you can make for yourself, and all of creation, is to heed this call.

In another stroke of formidable genius, our Source, formed and infused women with femininity–a plethora of inherent strengths tailored to support and nurture the expression of our purpose. Once revered in ancient civilizations and now commonly dismissed as weak, outmoded and unnecessary, our essential femininity is a power perfectly designed to nurture the gifts, creations and innate talents of every living thing. It gestates our deepest desires, translating energies into manifested outcomes and ensuring their survival in the physical world. No purpose is given without the means to achieve it.

The roadmap to the life you were born to live is within you. Free yourself from the world and follow your heart!

by Pagan Goddesses

colorblind

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

In response to I am Happy’s post:

thank you so much for this MR Happy !,I love fresias so this film is amazing

Hi :)

Beautiful Day by Joshua Radin

Love & Light to All! :)

The simplest things are often the most true. ~ Richard Bach ~

I learned…that inspiration does not come like a bolt, or is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us lowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness. Brenda Ueland

The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe. Deepak Chopra

“ Peaceful Living Treatment “ Written by Louise L. Hay
I am one with Life, and all of Life loves and supports me. Therefore, I claim for myself love and acceptance on all levels. I accept all of my emotions and can express them appropriately when the occasion arises. I’ve learned to observe rather than react, and now life is much less tumultuous. I am my own unique self, and I no longer choose to sweat the small stuff. I have peace of mind. This is the truth of my being, and I accept it as so. All is well in my inner being.
very nice.

Think Simply With so many choices and decisions, so many demands from people and events, in our modern fast changing world, it’s a real challenge to ‘keep it simple’. Making it simple means making things easy and clear. The magic wand to wave over your life is ‘planning and prioritising’. Make plans, long and short term and then prioritise. Then practise taking one thing at a time, so you can have one thought at a time, with some space before you have to have your next thought. But don’t get attached to your plans or priorities. Be flexible (easy) and yet focused (clear) and in this way you can teach yourself to think simply and act simply. One thought at a time. At your own pace. In your own space. A simple life is a contented life.
relax7.com

love this from “thought for today”

How you have lived the essence of what we are will be different from how I have lived it. You may see it in the consistent thread of desire in your choices to add beauty to the world through art or science, to be kind, to include those who are at times excluded, to work for justice or fairness, to lighten hearts with humor, to care for family or friends.

There are a thousand ways our essential nature can be expressed in the world, infinite ways to hold and love the world. If you look at your life from within that sense of the quiet stillness you are, you will see this inner-essence, this innocence, like a bright thread woven throughout the center of your life. It has always been there because it is what you are, and living it consciously is why you are here. ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Let go of the “shoulds” in your life. Open up to the miracle of now. Value your uniqueness. Explore your dreams and passions. Yield to life – go with the flow.

Obey the voice of your Spirit. Unwind – get cozy and comfy. Renew yourself – body and soul. Surround yourself with caring people. Express yourself – be true to you. Linger longer at what you enjoy. And always have faith in what you do ~ Author Unknown

fairie night song

I thought I would add this again

love and peace flowergirl

I love animals

Look at Love… how it tangles with the one fallen in love

look at spirit how it fuses with earth giving it new life why are you so busy with this or that or good or bad pay attention to how things blend why talk about all the known and the unknown see how unknown merges into the known why think separately of this life and the next when one is born from the last look at your heart and tongue one feels but deaf and dumb the other speaks in words and signs look at water and fire earth and wind enemies and friends all at once the wolf and the lamb the lion and the deer far away yet together look at the unity of this spring and winter manifested in the equinox you too must mingle my friends since the earth and the sky are mingled just for you and me be like sugarcane sweet yet silent don’t get mixed up with bitter words my beloved grows right out of my own heart how much more union can there be Rumi

beautiful song

amid the falling snow

I love the song… Hearing Enya this morning was a great way to start my day! Thank you! :)

so glad you like it Betty ,hasn’t she got a beautiful voice ?

love and peace

I am a pagan child I see the wonder in the world that passes you by The whispers on the wind, the applause of the trees I spin around breathlessly as the sun shines over me As the moon rises, my energy wanes I call on the Goddess to bless me As I float off to my dreams When the morning comes In my wide eyes you see A soul hungry and ready for what this world can teach me
S. Lowell-Libby

That is absolutely beautiful!
Thank you!
Imagine

aw thanks Imagine ,I think I might cross stitch it and hang it above my bed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4sjHXzeh8Y

a lovely video for anyone who wants a tender way to spring clean

A Goddess is a woman who shines both inside and out, it is an unmistakable light of power, courage and strength.

A goddess is a woman who is openly and readily grateful for all the abundance of goodness she has in her life. She revels in her self respect, self love and self appreciation. She has a tranquil, slow paced energy about her that is calm, that is love, sensuality and tenderness. It is the light within her that shines to the world. Her light protects and nurtures, it is a blanket of warmth. She has traveled, she has learned and she has discovered who she is. A Goddess is an awakened woman who now embraces her power, she lives each day in her light of authenticity. The Goddess can be found in each and every woman, it’s not something you learn, it’s something you already are. You have to be willing to open your heart, and let the light shine out, and you also have to be willing to let the light shine in. A Goddess is a woman of wisdom, she has lived and she has learned. She rises above and sets herself a part from what others may envision a Goddess to be and what a Goddess “should” look like. She is a positive light in this world. You are drawn to the beauty of who she is, her heart and soul speaks volumes about who she is. Embrace the gentle, warm light, for this light lives within each and every woman.

Mary Costanza
from her facebook page

back soon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMlLRwL00m8

this is beautiful

10 hours of music

beautiful Celtic music ,perfect for revising

In response to flowergirl’s post:
AMAZING music-thanks for sharing :)

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

In response to mara’s post:
he is fantastic isn’t he ,I have had it playing all day so far

“All I know is…you can get there from here. You can. You can walk through the fear. Travel what is gone before. Wake up! Wake up and get up on the other side. Dare to become that of your dreams. Dare! Dare to believe in your own possibility . Mary Anne Redmaeher-Hershey

I believe in my own possibility ,I will pass my big exam on Thursday

In response to flowergirl’s post:
THATS WONDERFUL FLOWERGIRL :)GOOD LUCK.

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

thanks Mara

love peace and wisdom

Enya’s greatest hits:

a beautiful video of 8 hours birdsong in a wood

8 hour nature

In response to flowergirl’s post:

I did it folks ,I passed the exam with 93% and amazed myself

I am the tree…

I am the tree… there is no name for me … I am just the tree! My ways are ancient … symbolic of the connections between earth and sky. My roots grow deep into the soil; soil that is all that remains of my ancestors. It is all that remains … of anyone’s ancestors … and I know them all. For I walk barefoot in the soil; and the soil stores the remnants of every creature’s works. You are the human … do your roots live among the ancestors … like mine? Are you as dependent on … or even aware of … the wisdom of the soil or its long-term memory?

I am the tree … it is but a word to me … I am just the tree! My leaves are held high … eager for the warmth of the sun and a gentle summer rains. And I cast my shadows across the meadow … shade for those who would tend my roots and branches. A family of Hawks has nested high in my crown …
That they may teach their young to soar with Grandfather Sky. And I am honored for the air exchange we leafed beings … share … with those that have lungs. May our needs remain in balance! May our days be many upon this earth!

I am the tree … no words, just a song for me … I am just the tree! Listen for the whispers of my song … carried by the wind at your back. There are many such songs in the forest, a different one for each and every physical thing. Songs that reveal the secrets hidden in every leaf and rock. Songs … like reference libraries … that share all secrets, great and small … worth knowing. It is the universal language all things use to communicate, it is the only true language. The language of vibrations … songs … still emanating from that very first day!

I am the tree … I am the song … I am the tree!

Ho Hecetu Welo!

contributed by Rob (Wind At His Back) Miller

In response to Mara’s post:
thanks so much Mara

“today realise that spirit has no hands,head or heart like yours.No other woman on earth can do what you alone are called to do ,can give to the world what you alone were sent to give through your authentic gifts.This call may be so faint you can barely make out the message ,but if you listen ,you will hear it “ from Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnac

beautiful music

relaxing music

THE HOUSE OF BELONGING

This is the bright home in which I live, this is where I ask my friends to come, this is where I want to love all the things it has taken me so long to learn to love.

This is the temple of my adult aloneness and I belong to that aloneness as I belong to my life.

There is no house like the house of belonging.

© David Whyte:

Desiderata

my code for life

http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/August05/goddess.htm

this is one of my “happy places “

Here’s to happy places(:

In response to flowergirl’s post:
excerpt quote of an article Remember – everything in this world, tangible and intangible, is energy. Every place, space and experience has its own energy. Your happy place gives you that sense of peace because of its energy, and how the energy of that place/situation aligns to your own unique nature and energy signature.
Peace Is Within – It Goes Where You Go
to read article in its entirety
© 2014 Pinch Me Living. All rights reserved.

thank you so much for sharing this here

celtic music

Yet ultimately we are alone, making our way home by the candle of the heart. Many times our light will go out. But another light, one held by a stranger or a friend, a book or a song, a blackbird or a wildflower, comes close enough so we can see our path by its light. And in time we realise that the light we have borrowed was always our own.” – Joan Borysenko

No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.

~ Louise L. Hay

a wonderful friend just shared this with me ,

“Here is my wish for you and every other child, woman, and man on the face of the earth: Spend one week saying only kind, caring things to yourself. Say thank you at least ten times an hour, direct five toward yourself and five to the world at large. Compliment yourself (and others) each time an effort is made. Notice all the wonderful qualities and characteristics about yourself and those around you. One week. You will never go back. And your whole life will be a glorious meditation.” Cheri Huber

Imagine yourself now living the life you wish where everything is in place – your love, your work, finance, your relationship with this world, with the people around you, with nature and the Earth. How does that feel? Again, close your eyes and imagine this experience. See it all around you. How does that feel?

Practice this as a daily meditation accessing this feeling of wholeness, of wholeheartedness. For the more you access this feeling, the more you will bring this feeling toward yourself as a daily reality. It is like meditation. The more you meditate, the higher your consciousness becomes and the more permanent your state of deeper connection becomes. This works in the same way. If you are regularly accessing this feeling that your life is fully abundant then you are carrying that energy with you wherever you go. That is the key. ~~Zachary through Lee, from Abundance and ‘Energy Speaks’

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

~ Rumi
A BLESSING

May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon. May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path. May the flame of anger free you from falsity. May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you. May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul. May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention. May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul. May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.

~ John O’Donohue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoRuapZ2rU4

Michael Singer “The Untethered Soul”

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”

Deepak Chopra

love these words

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you. Sarah Ban Breathnach

HAPPINESS IS LIKE A BUTTERFLY,

WHICH WHEN PURSUED,

IS ALWAYS JUST BEYOND YOUR GRASP,

BUT WHICH,

IF YOU WILL SIT DOWN QUIETLY,

MAY ALIGHT UPON YOU.

nathaniel hawthorne.

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

In response to Mara’s post:
love this quote mara thanks for sharing it here

Your self-identity determines how you treat yourself. When you react unconsciously you are being your ego, and when you respond mindfully you are being your Soul. A Soulful response is effective, appropriate, and authentic, while an ego reaction is mechanical, and always self-serving.

Carola Arcadia

Look deep within the center of your heart and find that tiny pinpoint of brilliantly colored light. It is such a beautiful color. It is the very center of your love and healing energy. Watch as your pinpoint of light begins to pulsate and grow until it fills your heart. Let it move through your body from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, and through the tips of your fingers. You are absolutely glowing with this beautiful colored light, which is your love and healing energy. Let your body vibrate with this light. You can even say to yourself: With every breath I take, I’m getting healthier and healthier. Feel the light cleansing your body of dis-ease. Let the light radiate from you into your room, into the world and into your special place in the world. See everything whole. You are important. You do count. What you do with the love in your heart does matter. You do make a difference. Affirm: I LET MY WHOLE BEING VIBRATE WITH LIGHT. I love you,
—Louise Hay

You’re walking the labyrinth of life. Yes, you’re meant to move forward, but almost never in a straight line. Yes, there’s an element of achievement, of beginning and ending, but those are minor compared to the element of being here now. In the moments you stop trying to conquer the labyrinth of life and simply inhabit it, you’ll realize it was designed to hold you safe as you explore what feels dangerous. You’ll see that you’re exactly where you’re meant to be, meandering along a crooked path that is meant to lead you not onward, but inward. Written by Martha Beck

Bliss

Eyes Of A Child

nostalgia touching my heart with these memories

Hard To Say I’m Sorry

Glory Of Love

Sometimes When We Touch

Nothings Going To Change My Love For You

We bring a deeper commitment to our happiness when we fully understand that our time left is limited. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Every decision you make – every decision – is not a decision about what to do. It’s a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

…I choose to believe I am becoming day by day a whole human being. I choose to believe piece by piece the puzzle of me will come together. I choose to trust that in time the storms will not be so often and that I will learn to sail my ship well when they do come. This life, my life is precious and mine. No one gets to claim my story but me. I want to live my life well. I want to laugh and love and create because I am alive and because I can….~Dele Olanubi

this was sent to me today by a kind friend

order creates peace

I love this mans voice

these words touched my heart and soul today

“She held herself until the sobs of the child inside subsided entirely. I love you, she told herself. It will all be okay.”
― H. Raven Rose, Shadow Selves

Listen to the Wise One

I knew a wise woman And she said to me That the river would mold me And the wild wind would cool me The the trickster the coyote He would fool me That father sun would warm me Mother earth would clothe me Grandmother moon would greet me And of the old ways she would teach me Wise woman, she told me To always walk lightly Tread the earth ever gently Lovingly so preciously And take from her sparingly She said, to share with others What you have learned from me Be still and breathe, ever patiently For the web of life Has woven what is to be But you must still chose Your own path, you will see And lastly, the wise woman said to me To listen to the wise one That dwells within me To walk my path in balance Is too be free More than just words So might it be. ~ Lucille Moore

When everything you think you know changes what do you do then?

When all that you dreamed you might cause shifts what do you dream then? When who you thought you were isn’t how then to re-invent? When how you believed the world to be deconstructs how shall you trust again? When the ideas of childhood are no longer whole how do you re-connect to innocence? When the instruction manual you have been using de-materializes what step-by-step do you follow? When the life you thought you would have is out of view how then shall you claim a new one? When the paradigm you were living in no longer makes sense how do you enter one that matches who you are? When your heart hurts and the crack is opening even more how do you continue to love and to listen? When the unraveling has begun you must just wait. Sit in the broken sanctuary of your own heart, even if the wonder and cries are so loud, that you cry all day. Know that you are not alone. Don’t try to get through it, get it done, or rush to the next thing or to resolution or the illusiveness of completion. Don’t make up new stories to go in the place of the old ones. Sit in the discomfort and the spaciousness. And open yourself to miracles. Practice the thought that somewhere in your consciousness, you have a memory that knows that healing, is indeed, possible. ~ Shiloh Sophia McCloud

The Goddess doesn’t enter us from outside; she emerges from deep within. She is not held back by what happened in the past. She is conceived in consciousness, born in love, and nurtured by higher thinking. She is integrity and value, created and sustained by the hard work of personal growth and the discipline of a life lived actively in hope. — Marianne Williamson

Fairy Night Songs

The Goddess doesn’t enter us from outside; she emerges from deep within. She is not held back by what happened in the past. She is conceived in consciousness, born in love, and nurtured by higher thinking. She is integrity and value, created and sustained by the hard work of personal growth and the discipline of a life lived actively in hope.

– Marianne Williamson

Imagine a Woman International – Patricia Lynn Reilly

Imagine a woman who loves herself. A woman who gazes with loving kindness upon her past and present, her body and needs, her ideas and emotions. Whose capacity to love others deepens as she extends loving kindness to herself. Imagine yourself as this woman.

The Gentle and Forgotten Art Of Blessing

Added up, objects become clutter. Clutter becomes noise. And noise—in all of its forms—blocks spiritual growth, starting with an inability to simply feel happy. Happiness needs quiet.“–Geri Larkin

a beautiful song in memory of my Mum who passed on this day 6 years ago

A Mothers Love

you are in my heart and soul every day ,thank you for being my Mum I will always love you

“Added up, objects become clutter. Clutter becomes noise. And noise—in all of its forms—blocks spiritual growth, starting with an inability to simply feel happy. Happiness needs quiet.”–Geri Larkin.

Heart of Gaia

Deep Peace

On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you.

And when your eyes Freeze behind The grey window And the ghost of loss Gets into you, May a flock of colours, Indigo, red, green And azure blue, Come to awaken in you A meadow of delight. When the canvas frays In the currach of thought And a stain of ocean Blackens beneath you, May there come across the waters A path of yellow moonlight To bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, May the clarity of light be yours, May the fluency of the ocean be yours, May the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow Wind work these words Of love around you, An invisible cloak To mind your life John O’Donohue

healing mantras

She went out on a limb, and it broke off behind her, she was falling to the ground, and then realized she could fly, and she became unstoppable

She let go of everything that was weighing her down. It was time to dust off her wings, and time to mend those wings so she can be free to fly. To soar as high as she wants, with the wind beneath her wings, she wasn’t afraid, and she refused to look back. Higher and higher she could now soar, nothing was stopping her now. She could finally see everything that she needed to see. Her eyes were clear, and the breeze from above only made her want to soar higher, and as she looked down from above she became overwhelmed with joy, she said “for the first time in my life, I am finally flying” This is what freeing herself from the cage that she kept herself in. It was an overwhelming independence to be who she wants to be. For the first time in her life she does not feel the weight on her shoulders. Her wings are easy to move up and down, and side to side, and she said where ever the winds take me I know it’s for my own good. Sometimes you have to fall before you can fly. She will never be grounded again.

Mary Costanza

http://www.rebellesociety.com/2013/05/06/6-sweet-survival-tips-for-super-sensitive-souls/

very interesting for us sensitive souls

This whole column is indescribably beautiful, soothing, comforting. The Faerie music was the most comforting thing I have heard all day long. I am going to make it a point to visit this forum often… Its good for the mind and soul….and allows them to connect.
Love, Betty

aw thanks Betty ,this is a little sanctuary for me and I am so happy when anyone else enjoys it

please come here often

“Turn away from the world this year and begin to listen. Listen to the whispers of your heart. Look within. Your silent companion has lit lanterns of love to illuminate the path to Wholeness. At long last, the journey you were destined to take has begun.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

“If it’s not authentically you, live without it.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

“Has this ever happened to you? You are washing your face, and suddenly you do not recognize the woman staring back at you. “Who is this?” you ask the mirror on the wall. No reply. She looks vaguely familiar but bears little resemblance to the woman you were expecting to see there. Psychologists call this phenomenon a “displacement of self,” and it usually occurs during times of great stress (which for many of us is an everyday occurrence).”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

“Perhaps the heart of our melancholy is that we miss the woman we were meant to be. We miss our authentic selves.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

What can I say that I have not said before? So I’ll say it again. The leaf has a song in it. Stone is the face of patience. Inside the river there is an unfinishable story and you are somewhere in it and it will never end until all ends.

Take your busy heart to the art museum and the chamber of commerce but take it also to the forest. The song you heard singing in the leaf when you were a child is singing still. I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four, and the leaf is singing still.” -Mary Oliver

“Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water. And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no home, and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are down to your last two percent, but nothing is infinite, not even loss. You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day you are going to find yourself again.”-Finn Butler

“WHEN YOU AWAKEN IN THE MORNING,LIE IN YOUR BED AND MOVE THROUGH YOUR MIND THIS LIST OF THINGS YOU ARE APPRECIATING,AND THEN GO RIGHT FROM THERE TO BRUSHING YOUR TEETH AND DOING WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO IMMEDIATELY.

AND THEN GO RIGHT TO YOUR CHAIR OF MEDITATION AND BRING YOURSELF AGAIN INTO VIBRATIONAL ALIGNMENT WITH WELLBEING,ONLY THIS TIME YOU ARE NOT DOING IT BECAUSE YOU ARE ASLEEP…YOUR WIDE AWAKE,AND YOU ARE TUNING YOURSELF TO THE VIBRATION OF WHO YOU ARE.

THEN GET UP FROM YOUR MEDITATION CHAIR AND GO RIGHT TO THE KITCHEN AND FIND SOMETHING THAT IS DELICIOUS AND REFRESHING TO EAT,AND AS YOU ARE EATING IT,SIT WITH AN ATTITUDE OF APPRECIATION.

AND ONCE YOUVE FINISHED EATING YOUR DELICIOUS MEAL,WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE,THEN SIT WITH YOUR PAPER AND PEN AND MAKE A LIST OF THINGS YOU APPRECIATE,JUST WRITE THE THINGS THAT FLOW FORTH FROM YOU EASILY,DONT MAKE A LIST OF THE THINGS YOU SHOULD APPRECIATE,JUST THE THINGS YOU DO APPRECIATE.

AND THIS PROCESS WILL PUT YOU IN THE VIBRATIONAL ATTITUDE OF ALIGNMENT WITH SOURCE.

AND IF YOU WILL DO THAT TOMMORROW AND THE NEXT DAY,AND THE NEXT DAY,AND THE NEXT DAY,AND THE NEXT DAY,AND THE NEXT DAY,AND THE NEXT DAY,BEFORE YOU KNOW IT,AND CERTAINLY WITHIN 30 DAYS,YOU WILL HAVE SET THE TONE OF SEEING THE WORLD,THROUGH THE EYES OF SOURCE IN A WAY,YOU HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE,AND THEN YOU WILL NOT BE ASKING US,WHATS IT LIKE TO BE PURE POSITIVE ENERGY,BECAUSE YOULL KNOW IT VISCERALLY,YOULL FEEL IT IN EVERY FIBRE OF YOUR BEING”

LIFE IS NOT HAPPENING TO YOU,LIFE IS RESPONDING TO YOU

happy pig

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Thank you Flowrgirl, I appreciated this video very much. It brought a big smile to my heart… and good “hearty” out loud laughter(:

That was SUCH a cute video!! :) about the Happy Pig!! And! It speaks the truth!
Thank you, flowergirl!
B….

glad you liked it Betty

TIME PASSED.

There was a time in my life that i fell in a hole. I’m not proud about it. I saw it coming and i still fell in. It hurt I cried… I cried a lot. The hole was dark. I was terrified i might never find my way out. Time passed. I planted bitter seeds in the bare earth. My eyes adjusted to the darkness. I was still in a hole, but it was MY hole. It wasn’t so bad. Time passed. I began to decorate the walls. I lined the shelves with books. I stocked the larder. It felt comfortable in the hole now. It wasn’t so bad. Time passed. The wall paper began to sag and tear away from the walls. My eyes could see the bare earth beneath. I saw the roots of the bitter seeds I had planted. I blessed their gnarled form. I touched their withered blooms. I whispered sweet soulful words of hope. I still cried…. but now I prayed. Time passed. I began to read books. My mind grew curious. My eyes grew wise. My heart grew bold. My body grew restless. I startled the darkness with a giggle It felt wonderful. I read more, asked more, wanted more. I grew bold

There was a time when i climbed out of a hole.

©Kristin Louise K L Granger, Writer

For the love of a tree.. She went out on a limb. For the love of the sea.. She rocked the boat. For the love of the earth.. She dug deeper. For the love of community.. She mended fences. For the love of the stars.. She let her light shine. For the love of spirit.. She nurtured her soul. For the love of a good time.. She sowed seeds of happiness. For the love of the Goddess.. She drew down the moon. For the love of nature.. She made compost. For the love of a good meal.. She gave thanks. For the love of family.. She reconciled differences. For the love of creativity.. She entertained new possibilities. For the love of her enemies.. She suspended judgment. For the love of herself.. She acknowledged her worth. And the world was richer for her.

“For the Love of the World” ~ Charlotte Tall Mountain

Reiki session

this is beautiful and I hope one day to be that peaceful when I am giving reiki

Twas the Night before Yuletide ☽○☾

Twas the night before Yuletide and all through the glen, Not a creature was stirring, not a fox, not a hen. A mantle of snow shone brightly that night As it lay on the ground, reflecting moonlight.

The faeries were nestled all snug in their trees, Unmindful of flurries and a chilly north breeze. The elves and the gnomes were down in their burrows, Sleeping like babes in their soft earthen furrows.

When low! The earth moved with a thunderous quake, Causing chairs to fall over and dishes to break. The Little Folk scrambled to get on their feet Then raced to the river where they usually meet.

“What happened?” they wondered, they questioned, they probed, As they shivered in night clothes, some bare-armed, some robed.
“What caused the earth’s shudder? What caused her to shiver?”
They all spoke at once as they stood by the river.

Then what to their wondering eyes should appear But a shining gold light in the shape of a sphere. It blinked and it twinkled, it winked like an eye, Then it flew straight up and was lost in the sky.

Before they could murmur, before they could bustle, There emerged from the crowd, with a swish and a rustle, A stately old crone with her hand on a cane, Resplendent in green with a flowing white mane.

As she passed by them the old crone’s perfume, Smelling of meadows and flowers abloom, Made each of the fey folk think of the spring When the earth wakes from slumber and the birds start to sing.

“My name is Gaia,” the old crone proclaimed in a voice that at once was both wild and tamed,
“I’ve come to remind you, for you seem to forget, that Yule is the time of re-birth, and yet…”

“I see no hearth fires, hear no music, no bells, The air isn’t filled with rich fragrant smells Of baking and roasting, and simmering stews, Of cider that’s mulled or other hot brews.”

“There aren’t any children at play in the snow, Or houses lit up by candles’ glow. Have you forgotten, my children, the fun Of celebrating the rebirth of the sun?”

She looked at the fey folk, her eyes going round, As they shuffled their feet and stared at the ground. Then she smiled the smile that brings light to the day,
“Come, my children,” she said, “Let’s play.”

They gathered the mistletoe, gathered the holly, Threw off the drab and drew on the jolly. They lit a big bonfire, and they danced and they sang. They brought out the bells and clapped when they rang.

They strung lights on the trees, and bows, oh so merry, In colors of cranberry, bayberry, cherry. They built giant snowmen and adorned them with hats, Then surrounded them with snow birds, and snow cats and bats.

Then just before dawn, at the end of their fest, Before they went homeward to seek out their rest, The fey folk they gathered ‘round their favorite oak tree And welcomed the sun ‘neath the tree’s finery.

They were just reaching home when it suddenly came, The gold light returned like an arrow-shot flame. It lit on the tree top where they could see from afar The golden-like sphere turned into a star.

The old crone just smiled at the beautiful sight, “Happy Yuletide, my children,” she whispered. “Good night.”

☽○☾

The Author of this wonderful tale is unfortunately Unknown. It may possibly be C.C. Williford

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WONDERFUL story flowergirl,thanks for sharing..may you and the family have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.love mara.

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

thanks Mara and I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas too

love flowergirl

She is Sacred

She feels it Inside her mind Inside her body Outside Within Moved to a place that is bigger than her Taken inside her core far deeper than physical presence

There is a special place Somewhere where only she can go Somewhere where the stars meet spirit Somewhere where her body meets the universe There is a special place

It is hers It is Sacred

No earthly thing can take it from her No doctrine can divide her No law can govern her No oppression can stop her

Her sacredness is energy Her sacredness is love Her sacredness is her temple, her body, her mind Wrapped together with the Unknown

She does not need to name it She does not need to understand it She accepts it for what it is

Her Sacredness recognises the Sacred in others Her Sacredness acknowledges the Sacred in everything Divine

It is a simple thread Woven through the hearts of all those connected Connected to the kindness Connected to the peace Connected to each other Through With Something bigger Something that makes more sense Something that feels right

It is hers It is sacred

by Alexandra Gold

Christmas Canon

beautiful

The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve

lovely words by Louise Hay

This is a wonderful time for reflection. As you prepare to begin your New Year, ask yourself these simple questions:

What shall I now release from my life?
What or who no longer works for me?
What am I holding on to that holds me back?
What thoughts or beliefs belong to the old me?
How am I being unloving to myself? What do I believe that really works for me? Am I ready to let go?
What is going on in my life that is terrific and wonderful? Where am I being very loving to myself?
Where am I most content? What do I want to bring to my life? How do I want the next year to be? Who do I want to bring into my world? How do I want to look? What image do I want to project? How healthy do I want to be?
What changes can I make to feel healthier? How prosperous do I want to feel?
What kind of world do I want to live in? How much love am I willing to experience?

Take time to acknowledge all of your positive growth and change in the last year.

Then affirm:

I am one with the infinite wisdom and capabilities of the Universe itself.
All good is available to me, right here and right now.
All I have to do is to use the power of my thoughts to create that which I desire. And so it is!

Life loves us, and will bring us wonders all year long. I wish you a fabulous 2015!

Love,

Louise’s Signature

Oh, what’s the rush… It takes a long time to clear emotional debris. It takes a long time to peel off our armor. It takes a long time to recognize our magnificence. It takes a long time to heal our shame. It takes a long time to explore our possibilities. It takes a long time to find our voice. It takes a long time to integrate our changes. It takes a long time to learn the lessons that expand us. It takes a long time to craft a life of purpose. It’s a life long journey. Rushing works against us. Throw out the clocks – the soul has a timeline all its own.▼

Jeff Brown

Listen to the Wise One

I knew a wise woman And she said to me That the river would mold me And the wild wind would cool me The the trickster the coyote He would fool me That father sun would warm me Mother earth would clothe me Grandmother moon would greet me And of the old ways she would teach me

Wise woman, she told me To always walk lightly Tread the earth ever gently Lovingly so preciously And take from her sparingly She said, to share with others What you have learned from me Be still and breathe, ever patiently For the web of life Has woven what is to be But you must still chose Your own path, you will see

And lastly, the wise woman said to me To listen to the wise one That dwells within me To walk my path in balance Is too be free More than just words So might it be.

~ Lucille Moore

And the Great Mother said:

Come my child and give me all that you are. I am not afraid of your strength and darkness, of your fear and pain. Give me your tears. They will be my rushing rivers and roaring oceans. Give me your rage. It will erupt into my molten volcanoes and rolling thunder. Give me your tired spirit. I will lay it to rest in my soft meadows. Give me your hopes and dreams. I will plant a field of sunflowers and arch rainbows in the sky. You are not too much for me. My arms and heart welcome your true fullness. There is room in my world for all of you, all that you are. I will cradle you in the boughs of my ancient redwoods and the valleys of my gentle rolling hills. My soft winds will sing you lullabies and soothe your burdened heart. Release your deep pain. You are not alone and you have never been alone. -Linda Reuther

I’m glad you like it Abraham

You are not who you think you are. You are not your fears, your thoughts, or your body. You are not your insecurities, your career, or your memories. You’re not what you’re criticized for and you’re not what you’re praised for. You are a boundless wealth of potential. You are everything that’s ever been.

Don’t sell yourself short. Every sunset, every mountain, every river, every passionate crowd, every concert, every drop of rain – that’s you. So go find yourself. Go find your strength, find your beauty, find your purpose. Stop crafting your mask. Stop hiding. Stop lying to yourself and letting people lie to you. You’re not lacking in anything except awareness. Everything you’ve ever wanted is already there, awaiting your attention, awaiting your time.”

― Vironika Tugaleva

I am so grateful to be able to come here again to this little sanctuary

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so grateful you and your little sanctuary are back(:

thank you so much ,so lovely to see you here too

faery Dance

Spring Blessing

One day you wake up able to name the weight you’ve been carrying. Realizing it’s not part of your body or your being, not essential in any way to journeying or joy, you set it down gently, without fanfare in the long soft grass at the side of the road and walk on surprised to find yourself smiling in the warm sun for no particular reason.

~Oriah Mountain Dreamer © 2015

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LOVE this post,VERY UPLIFTING :)

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

thanks Robert,it is gentle and strong isn’t it

Garden Of Dreams

May you listen to the voice within the beat even when you are tired. When you feel yourself breaking down, may you break open instead. May every experience in… life be a door that opens your heart, expands your understanding, and leads you to freedom.

If you are weary, may you be aroused by passion and purpose. If you are blameful and bitter, may you be sweetened by hope and humour. If you are frightened, may you be emboldened by a big consciousness far wiser than your fear. If you are lonely, may you find love, may you find friendship. If you are lost, may you understand that we are all lost, and still we are guided - By Strange Angels and Sleeping Giants, By our better and kinder natures, By the vibrant voice within the beat. May you follow that voice, For This is the way - The hero’s journey, The life worth living, The reason we are here Elizabeth Lesser

May you listen to the voice within the beat even when you are tired. When you feel yourself breaking down, may you break open instead. May every experience in… life be a door that opens your heart, expands your understanding, and leads you to freedom.

If you are weary, may you be aroused by passion and purpose. If you are blameful and bitter, may you be sweetened by hope and humour. If you are frightened, may you be emboldened by a big consciousness far wiser than your fear. If you are lonely, may you find love, may you find friendship. If you are lost, may you understand that we are all lost, and still we are guided - By Strange Angels and Sleeping Giants, By our better and kinder natures, By the vibrant voice within the beat. May you follow that voice, For This is the way - The hero’s journey, The life worth living, The reason we are here Elizabeth Lesser

In response to flowergirl’s post:
truly love this quote. Thank you for sharing,flowergirl(:

I am glad you like it ,I love the strange angels and sleeping giants

fairy garden

fairy ring

If You Could Read My Mind Love

Let go of anything you don’t love about your life story and just keep the things you love. If you hold on to negative things from your past, then you keep putting them into your story every time you remember them, and they go back into the pictures of your life `~ Rhonda Byrne

Hold on to what is good, Even if it’s a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, Even if it’s a long way from here. Hold on to your life, Even if it’s easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, Even if someday I’ll be gone away from you.

A Pueblo Indian Prayer

You cannot wait for the perfect time; it will never come. If you think this moment feels like the wrong time, think again. It’s just uncertainty messing with your mind. Most of the time you must dare to jump. Today is the first day of a new beginning – the conception of a new life. The next nine months are all yours. You can do with them as you please. Make them count. Because a new person is born in nine months. The only question is: Who do you want that person to be? Right now is the right time to decide. ~marcandangel.com

thank you John

I am thankful that I now have my own thriving and prosperous Reiki practice.

I have just added this affirmation as this is becoming a possibility

reiki

ask for nothing and receive everything

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WONDERFUL MEDITATION, Thanks for sharing.

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

nature therapy

thanks Robert

I like this idea you had Flowergirl of creating your own sanctuary. Bmindful is a place we can do this. Personally I have been working on one of my own.

I love the possibilities here. Creativity possibilities are many on this site. Thank you for inspiring such creativity(:

thanks Appreciating ,I would love to see more people do this

You are very kind

Can you picture…everyone working on what works for them and sharing for others can enjoy too.

just read this for the first time and love it

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic, Time takes on the strain until it breaks; Then all the unattended stress falls in On the mind like an endless, increasing weight,

The light in the mind becomes dim. Things you could take in your stride before Now become laborsome events of will.

Weariness invades your spirit. Gravity begins falling inside you, Dragging down every bone.

The tide you never valued has gone out. And you are marooned on unsure ground. Something within you has closed down; And you cannot push yourself back to life.

You have been forced to enter empty time. The desire that drove you has relinquished. There is nothing else to do now but rest And patiently learn to receive the self You have forsaken for the race of days.

At first your thinking will darken And sadness take over like listless weather. The flow of unwept tears will frighten you.

You have travelled too fast over false ground; Now your soul has come to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses, open up To all the small miracles you rushed through.

Become inclined to watch the way of rain When it falls slow and free.

Imitate the habit of twilight, Taking time to open the well of colour That fostered the brightness of day.

Draw alongside the silence of stone Until its calmness can claim you. Be excessively gentle with yourself.

Stay clear of those vexed in spirit. Learn to linger around someone of ease Who feels they have all the time in the world.

Gradually, you will return to yourself, Having learned a new respect for your heart And the joy that dwells far within slow time.

—John O’ Donohue, from “Blessings”

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thanks Flowergirl(:

I enjoy these inspiring type of quotes much. When one is already focused on life on life’s terms…balance in the direction …of adding ease is ever so important(:

again…much appreciated

Thank you Flower Girl,

This is a beautiful thread! Lots to take in…

Very helpful!!

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In response to Appreciating˚‘s post:

i agree, a WONDERFUL THREAD :)

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

I am so glad you all like it ,this thread has grown from a little idea .It has become my sanctuary at times and I hope anyone who visits will always find something to comfort ,interest and help them here

Elemental Space Clearing

I am doing this course somehow

bubble show

absolutely beautiful ,I love this music too

In response to flowergirl’s post:
thats wonderful flowergirl :)

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

thanks Robert

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoile…d, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.” ― Arnold Bennett

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wonderful quote! Thanks for sharing it Flowergirl(:

Thanks Appreciating

“Allowing Ability To Blossom”

Progress is made by those who have the courage to be wrong and the persistence to find how to get it right. Great achievements are crafted into existence by those who, when they begin, are not sure exactly how they’ll do it.

Don’t wait until you know how to do everything before you have the confidence to do anything. Find confidence in the authenticity of your desire and the goodness of your purpose.

You don’t have to already be an expert to gain expertise. You just have to get busy.

If you should stumble a lot at first, get back up each time and apply what you’ve just learned. Even when you stumble going forward, you’re still moving ahead.

Don’t wait for confidence to somehow come to you. Get out there and create it for yourself.

You are worthy, and able to reach the goals that truly mean something for you. Get yourself going, and enjoy the experience of allowing your ability to blossom.

© Ralph Marston

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Affirmations which reminded me of that last wonderful quote “:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a-cgUb_Dlo beautiful flowers too(:

“The Journey

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice ~ though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do ~ determined to save the only life you could save.”
― Mary Oliver

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Wonderful, Thanks for sharing :)

Feeling good, Feeling better, Feeling wonderful

Jim Careys Secret of Life

full speech for above post

The Power Of Intention And Visualisation

After I watched the above video I realised when I think about doing this a lot I sometimes block receiving but when I really feel it in my heart and soul I am open to accepting .

For many years my dream was to graduate from a local uni with a degree but it felt impossible partly due to finances and also because I believed I was not clever enough

One day my daughter suggested applying for funding and so I did .

Thanks to Student Finance I received student loans for the fees and grants and loans for living costs and started a 2 year foundation degree in Complimentary therapies which was studied at a local college but run by this university with the chance if I passed this level to go on to the uni and complete another year to take the degree up to a bachelors .

During the last two years I have laughed ,cried ,struggled ,learnt so much ,met so many lovely people, done things I would never have believed possible and graduate on 21st July with the foundation degree, AND in September I start at this university doing the third year and will graduate July 2016 with a BSc(hons) in complimentary Therapies.

What I have just realised this morning is that if I thought about the work I had to do ,the things I had to learn and imagined failing that is what I would have attracted .But my heart was set on going to this uni so much that the longing to go there is stronger than the belief that I could not do .Whenever I went to the library there ( we could use the uni facilities as well as our college ones) I walked up that path feeling as though I would burst with gratitude ,happiness and a growing sense of “I can do this “I pictured myself there in the third year wearing a purple uni hoody, working in the library ,as I walked around the duck pond past the building we will be in I was feeling in my heart “ I will be in there in September having lectures” ,I pictured sitting in the grounds with our group as I sat there myself with a cup of tea. At the time I did not realise I was doing this and now I know how it feels to be in “the law of attraction”

I didn’t just dream it I lived it,felt it and did the work needed to get there and my dreams are coming true.

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All of the things I’ve ever heard from you…have included your burning desire for the areas you speak of.

The love in your heart for your family and all others on the planet, I’ve always felt/known are as genuine and heartfelt as your journey.

Thank you for sharing this way…part of your beautiful story, and may it continue to unfold with the beauty you carry with you. Thank you for always sharing exactly as you have. To your continued success… however you lovingly/wonderfully continue to define/redefine it for yourself.

I share your positive belief-energy… toward everything Good. Blessings……
Phenomenal Abundance to you -Great Health, Joy,Peace&Love Always, Appreciating

Happy Graduation(:

thank you so much Appreciating ,for all these beautiful words and for all your support and encouragement

Fairytale

beautiful music by Enya

“The windchime and the butterfly are messages from angels. I will listen. “
~from ladyjustica

I was waiting with my daughter for a taxi after doing some shopping and noticed a very pretty pale green butterfly on her hair ,then it flew onto her jeans ,then across to me .A very special few moments in a busy carpark in the middle of town

Hi Flowergirl,

Congratulations on your graduation!!
It’s a great accomplishment!
Proud for you and for the example for your children!

Kathi

thanks Kathi ,we went to my youngest sons graduation at the same uni last year so it will be lovely my sons coming to mine .My kids have been so supportive and helped me keep going when I was nearly pulling out my hair with frustration when I got stuck with the work .

I was diagnosed with dyspraxia in the first year which has helped me understand why so many things are challenging and will be provided with a laptop that has helpful programmes installed and student support which will help so much in this next year .

When you’re feeling lonely, it’s not the presence of another person that you’re missing, it’s your own warm presence.

In search of another, you’ve disconnected from yourself –
the greatest pain of all.

Turn towards the place where you stand.

Reconnect with a breath. The morning breeze. The sound of the rain. A silent cup of tea. Dancing sensations in the belly, the chest, the head.

Be here. Sink into gentleness. Watch your loneliness dissolve into exquisite solitude and a fresh morning.

Be alone, with the miracle of life itself.

- Jeff Foster

Morning Has Broken

thank you (:

congratulations ,I am so happy to see that you are our moderator ,you are the perfect person for the post

Calling My Angels

beautiful music especially for reiki ,meditation

Angelic Reiki

pure peace

reach approach

thanks Robert

the gentle art of blessing

I feel so grateful and blessed today .Yesterday I was offered a job in the shop I have always loved that sells all sorts of spiritual things ,books ,cd’s ,candles ,incense ,aromatherapy oils ,cards ,crystals it is a beautiful space .

Here in Greece we have very beautiful places like our islands, the sunset, the sea, very beautiful seashores, a white sun at the morning, despite of too much hot, which is good for e.g. the bees to produce their honey, places in mountains with low veggies for dry seasons, open air and quiet. I think that in every place in that planet you can visit, you shall find its beauty.

Sotiris Sakellaropoulos

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thank you for that beautiful vision in my mind’s eye, Sotis.
Welcome to Bmindful(:

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congratulations to more beautiful areas in your life …always opening up for you(:

Sotiris your country sounds beautiful

thank you appreciating I am travelling in such a beautiful direction while enjoying the journey

She Has A Secret Garden

She Has A Secret Garden Buried deep inside her mind She goes there when she needs to rest When it is peace she has to find

Her resting place a bed of leaves Strewn with a down of flowers The scent so sweet, a heady rush Enough to cover troubles

She looks around and breathes it in She listens to the sounds The buzzing bees, the wistful breeze The birdsong all around

The lushness of the greenery The ivy covered walls The sun rays piercing through the dreams The splashing waterfalls

The paths of love are all about her Scattered jewels abound Each colored in a ways that lead Her next step to be found

Mosaic, mandalas, melodies This secret gardens treasure Crystals, rocks, hymns of love She seeks and finds pure pleasure

Flowers, fauna, babies breath Her heart opens to the feeling This secret spot a sacred space For her to gain true healing

Her eyes they close, she knows true joy Her path, next step revealing For her truth is in her heart She rests and keeps on dreaming

And when at last it does become Time real life re-enter She does so filled with inner peace Healed heart filled love and centered

ALEXANDRA GOLD – Author of ‘A Woman On Purpose’

evening meditation

this is by Louise Hay and is lovely

morning meditation

just found this one too

sharing this beautiful video by Jim Carey

Jim Carey’s message

I am a pagan child I see the wonder in the world that passes you by The whispers on the wind, the applause of the trees I spin around breathlessly as the sun shines over me As the moon rises, my energy wanes I call on the Goddess to bless me As I float off to my dreams When the morning comes In my wide eyes you see A soul hungry and ready for what this world can teach me

S. Lowell-Libby

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. … She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go. She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right. She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go. She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go. No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go. There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that. In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…
~ Rev Safire Rose


In response to flowergirl’s post:
you post so many wonderful things…though was searching for this. Glad you added it to the lovely FLOWER POWER thread

love, AppreciatingMoment(:

thanks AppreciatingMoment

I had it in my head for the last few days and found it again luckily so stored it here ,so glad you found it when you wanted it

Thank you Flowergirl!

I enjoyed the Jim Carey video, and I also enjoyed your post about letting go.
That was nice!!

aw thanks Kathi ,I love is when someone likes what is here

Forever Autumn

lovely song

“If it’s not authentically you, live without it.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach

“The key to loving how you live is in knowing what it is you truly love.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Learn firsthand the transforming power of nurture over nature. Nourish your body with healthy food and pure water. Slow down and remember to breathe before taking a bite. Breathe out stress and negativity, breathe in oxygen and positive energy. Rediscover how marvelous it is simply to move: stretch, dance, walk, run, jump, skip, play, embrace. Pamper your body with comfortable clothes, quiet moments, and soothing beauty rituals. “A woman’s relationship with her body is the most important relationship she’ll ever have. More important than husband, lover, children, friends, colleagues. This isn’t selfishness—it’s just fact,” health and fitness expert Diana K. Roesch tells us. “The body is, quite literally, our vehicle for being—for giving, for loving, for moving, for feeling—and if it doesn’t work, it’s fairly certain that nothing else in our lives will work, either.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

wise words

healing for those who are awake

this is really good

she let go

Some people do not have to search – they find their niche early in life and rest there, seemingly contented and resigned. They do not seem to ask much of life, sometimes they do not seem to take it seriously. At times I envy them, but usually I do not understand them – seldom do they understand me.

I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand.

We like to walk along the beach – we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well.

Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter. To share our sadness with the one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know – unless it is to share our laughter.

We searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide. Most of all we want to love and be loved. We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls.

We do not want to prove ourselves to another or compete for love. We are wanderers, dreamers and lovers, lonely souls who dare ask of life everything good and beautiful.

~ James Kavanaugh

These beautiful words touched my soul

It’s Time to Let Go~~ A New Dawn is upon us… A New Way of Being… It is time …It is time to let go of all that is not real… It is time for us to stop being who we are not…It is time, now, for us just to be us! It is time to stop pretending to be something else and someone else to please other people or to fit in. It’s time to realise that there is no ‘one’ way to live our lives. To realise that there is no ‘right’ way to do anything…only our way. We do not have to meditate in a certain way, or even meditate at all…if it doesn’t feel right for us. We don’t have to ‘be’ spiritual in a certain way. We don’t have to ‘be spiritual’, because we already are. Just being us is the perfect thing to be – without trying!

We don’t have to be or do anything at all that we don’t want to do or if it doesn’t feel right for us. It’s time to understand that the right things for us are those things that feel right – those things that make us laugh, make us smile, bring us joy, make us feel wonderful! Those things we feel passionate about, that we really want to do. Those things that we LOVE. For this is truly who we really are – we are all of those things. And when we are doing and being these things we are honouring who we are. It’s time to let go of feeling guilty about enjoying ourselves and doing what we love because doing things we love is an expression of our real selves.

It’s time to stop listening to others and to start listening to us. It’s time to pay attention to what feels right for us in every area of our life. Because we are the only experts on us. No one else is. We are unique. One size does not fit all. There are no rules we should follow in order for us to be ‘us’, except ones we make for ourselves – because they feel right.

It’s time to start listening to our bodies, because only our own body can tell us what it needs to ‘feed’ it and to keep it healthy. We know whenever we eat or drink something whether it is good for us or not, by how it makes us feel. No one else can tell us this for they don’t know how our body feels. When someone tells us that a particular food or drink is good, or not, for us…that maybe true for them, but it certainly is not necessarily true for us. It’s time to let go of the thought that other people know what is best for us and to start asking ‘our selves’, our intuition, what is best for us. We do know…

It’s time to start paying attention to how we feel about things instead of what we think about them. It’s time to stop listening to our mind and to stop taking notice of what the media tells us…because what the media is saying is not necessarily true for us. We can tell that by how it makes us feel. Does it make you feel fearful? If it does then it is not true for you! However if you keep focusing on it then it may well become true for you. Instead take your power back and focus instead on something better, more wonderful, something that feels good… Remember, the media’s job is to keep us in fear, because then we are more malleable, easier to control… They want us to keep listening to them, because the minute we stop doing that and start paying attention to ourselves instead, then we are in charge, not them…

It’s time for us to stand up and be who we really are. It’s time to stop saying yes when we mean no. It’s time to put ourselves first and do those things that make us feel good, because when we do that, we feel so good that we want to do loving things for everyone around us. When we feel good the world feels good.

It’s time for us to step out of the old patterns that we have inherited from our ancestors. And we know what those are. They are patterns that have kept us small, unseen and unheard. They have made us feel unworthy and unimportant. They have made us feel that everyone matters but us and that it is our job to make everyone else feel that they matter… But that is not who we really are. And deep inside we know that. We really know that.

Up… Stand Tall… Look in the mirror… It’s time…. You can do this… You are not alone… Because it’s our time…it’s already happening.

It’s time to throw away the rule books that tell us how we should live our lives. All we need to do is to just be ‘us’. If we can just pay attention to how we are feeling in every moment, then we will start to know and understand that if we’re not feeling good, then that is our intuition, the greater part of who we are, giving us a message that we’re not doing the right thing for us in that moment…or maybe we’re not behaving in the best way we can… If we can just pay attention to that and know that when we are feeling good we are being who we really are, the person we are born to be… then we’re doing what we’re here to do… To live our BEST life, to be the best we can be.

And by being us, by living in integrity as best we can, listening to our bodies and to how we feel, living intuitively as best we can, then we will walk towards everything we want in our lives. It really is that simple.

It’s time to stop listening to other people and to listen to ourselves. We are the only ones that know what is best for ‘us’. No amount of books we read can tell us that. They can point us in the right direction, but we need to filter what they say through our own lens. The information in the books was true for the person who wrote it, but it doesn’t mean it’s true for you.

It’s time to understand that the only things that are true for you are what feel true… You are the expert on you… Sure you’re not perfect and of course you will make mistakes finding out what IS true for you… but it’s only by trial and error, by making mistakes that you will find that out… If you stick to someone else’s rules then you will never find out who you really are… you’ll only know who you aren’t… and you won’t even know that, you’ll just ‘not feel right’ and you’ll still have that nagging feeling that there must be more to life than this.

It’s time to be brave…to climb out of the box… to do things differently…to throw away the rule books…to get to know YOU. You are perfect, amazing, wonderful, funny, brilliant… you may not know it…because it’s so long since you ever saw this version of you… But believe me you are all those things… I know it, because we all are… Remember how you were when you were a child? You knew you were all these things… It’s time to rediscover, to remember that version of you… no, to create an even better version of you… And now is the time to start….

”It’s time to be you like you’ve never been before

It’s time to be you like only you can be

To acknowledge your strength

Your knowingness, your intuition

It’s time to be YOU

And that time is NOW!”
~Susan Harper Todd

“She was left bare and exposed. Not bare to the world but exposed to herself. Her world. Her silent mind was being tested. Revealing once again, her innate need for answers… but this time, shadowed with the quiet reminder that she needed no answers at all. The incessant desire to know, slowly fading away. Leaving the lingering, familiar taste of life’s flow. Like a snake, she was watching herself shed her skin. But like a caterpillar, she patiently waited to turn into something far more beautiful. And like an unpretentious bud, she was allowing her roots to stretch deeper into the earth.”~

~Amber Marie Hurst

The Awakening Woman works to come from a place of abundance rather than scarcity. She is intimate with her fear, knowing when to let it guide her and when to confront and move through it; she uses it and other emotions as sacred keys to unlock the depths of her soul. She goes to her edge, yet honours her limitations without judgment or shame. She makes it a priority to find some refuge in a world that can feel unsafe to her.~

~Jessica Bahr

Your Feelings Hold Intelligence~~ There is beauty in doubt. It keeps the mind curious, open, fresh, away from the harshness of conclusions. There is sacredness in sadness. It keeps the heart soft, mellow, fertilised, ready for the emergence of joy. Even your anger is precious. It brims with life, dignity, passion, the longing to be heard, to fight for those without a voice. Do not push away any feeling; make room for them, let them move. Be their home, their sanctuary.

~Jeff Foster

“….You are not too much. You have never been too much. You will never be too much.

The very idea is preposterous. Because you were born to be you. All of you. Not a tiny acceptable sliver. Not a watered down version with colours dulled and edges softened.

Because you, my girl, are the sun and the moon and the stars. You are the force that pulls the tides. You are the unrestrained howl under a wide-open moon. You are the essence of what it is to dance into ecstasy. You are the heat and the sex and the sweat and the burn and soft and the grace and the grit and the ocean of tears.

You are all of everything.

You are the mother of us all and the daughter of the Universe.

You walk through shadows and light.

You burn down and rise up and hold captive the pulse of the world.

You make the gods tremble.

And that, my dear, is bound to make some people crazy uncomfortable. It will make them pull back and push away. Because the way you dance with your shadows and your steadfast commitment to your light will push them into spaces that are fascinating and compelling and utterly terrifying.

Your very Being asks them to step into places they may not be near ready to visit, let alone stay.

Because like the depths of the ocean that calls you home, you will never be easy.

But darling, you were not brought here for easy. You are here for so much more.

Because you are a boundary-pusher.

You’re a truth-seeker.

You’re temptation and seduction and heat.

You’re a mirror and a sorcerer, and inside you swirls the power of the ancients.

So no, you are not easy.

But in the space of that truth, please also know this. Do not get this confused with the notion that you do not deserve the deepest ease.

Don’t, for a minute, let them convince you that you will not know the grace of a lover who does not require that you constantly translate yourself or diminish yourself or quiet your storm or tone down your extravagant love.

Because out there somewhere there is a love who will never dream of calling you too much. Who speaks, like you, in poetry and candlewax and stardust. Who runs outside on stormy nights to howl at the moon. Who collects bones and sings incantation and talks to the ancestors.

And that lover, when you find him or her, will see you and know you — just as you are and just as you should be.

And they will say Yes. Yes, you. I will go there with you. I have been waiting for this.

And so while you are waiting, I want you to do this. For me, and for every last too much girl out there.

You take all that too much and you channel it. You gather every last ember of your too much broken heart and you light that flame. And in doing so you will call forth the others and sing the song that brings us home.

And then you — in your infinite, perfect too-muchness — unleash it all on the world. And you go and love too much and you cry too much and you swear too much. Fall in love to fast and get sad too often and laugh too loudly and demand with clarity the exact terms of your own desired existence.

Don’t you dare consider doing anything but that.

Because we need you. Every one of us, man or woman, who has been called too much. You are our reminder, in the most desperate of moment, that we are exactly as we should be.

Every last too-much bit.” ~excerpt from http://www.rebellesociety.com/…/you-are-not-too-much-you-h…/

As I Began to Love Myself ~ Self Love Poem by Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

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Chaplin’s self love poem points us to listening to the heart, instead of merely paying attention to the voice of the ego. The ego’s emotions are not the same as the true feelings of the heart. The ego acts out of fear-consciousness, putting us through a parody of madness.

The heart is love conscious. It allows us to heal, repair and rejuvenate. Only with an open heart, can love come in.

Nonetheless, it is important to recognize that the ego has its purpose. It wishes to keep us protected and safe in this world. We cannot also get rid of the ego. Hence, we need to learn to work with it. The best way forward is to meet the heart with the mind. Chaplin calls it aligning with the “Wisdom of the Heart”. It’s when life becomes full. It’s when magic happens!!

Speak your truth~ Wisdom and objectivity are important and are integral to helping you move in the direction of you intentions. Honest and open communication is using your natural resources wisely and is always the best and simplest approach. Be aware of your own emotions and how you feel about your life and what is happening for you right now. Be clear on what you want and take action to help you create your intentions into manifestation. Adhere to your moral principles and as you do, you are setting new professional and personal standards as a model for others to follow.

Make a commitment to your long term goals. Your goals and dreams are important and will work out as you trust that you are being guided toward the success you seek as you continue to look for other possibilities and stay open to the opportunities that are always presenting themselves to you. Sometimes you just need to make a decision on what it is you want or the direction you would like to go and then all the pieces and parts can then fall into play, so also remember to be patient as the outcome unfolds.

Affirmation: “I communicate my truth openly and honestly. My professional and personal integrity are important to me as I live my life in my truth and by my truth.” And so it is.~

Universal Copyright ©2015 by Sharon Taphorn

The Sanctity of the Feminine ~~ As a woman returns from the descent, she takes back her body, and in this act of reclamation, she takes back not only her personal physical form but she embodies the sacredness of the feminine for all of us. She begins to make conscious its needs. Through conscious nutrition, exercise, bathing, rest taking, healing, lovemaking, birthing, and dying she reminds us of the sanctity of the feminine. The sacred dimension is embodied, and the soul of a human being as well as the soul of a culture cannot evolve if the body is not reclaimed and honoured.

~ Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey

here is a recipie for flapjacks ,no sugar ,dairy ,wheat or chemicals

mix in a bowl 2 cups of oats half cup raisins( I used sultanas as that’s all we have in) 1tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla

then add 3 mashed babanas quarter cup of almong milk third cup of apple sause ( I stewed 2 apples )

mix together ,put on a baking tray and bung in the oven for 15-20 mins at 350

not tried them yet but they smell gorgous ,going to try nuts ,seeds ,cherries ,blueberries in next few lots I make

it feels lovely to be baking again ,proper homely

Love the freedom you’ve shown on Bmindful to create the environment you love(: That’s the loveliest!

All that matters is how I choose to spend this moment.

I am living the Divine plan which includes wonderful health, wealth, happiness, and perfect self-expression for me now

aw thanks “Just“For Me ,that is really kind of you .

In response to flowergirl’s post: pleasure was also very much mine(:

All that matters is how I choose to spend this moment.

I am living the Divine plan which includes wonderful health, wealth, happiness, and perfect self-expression for me now

“It was November—the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

Kurt Vonnegut

five mindfulness practices

the voice

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive. – Eleanora Duse

lovely quote flowergirl(: Thank you(:

glad you like it Appreciation

“We began our search for the wild, whether as girlchildren or as adult women, because in the midst of some wildish endeavor we felt that a wild and supportive presence was near.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I am saving these here for now but will possibly move them to another thread or start a new one

“The pains that you suffer, the loneliness that you encounter, the experiences that are disappointing or distressing, the addictions and seeming pitfalls of your life are each doorways to awareness. Each offers you an opportunity to see beyond the illusion that serves as the balancing and growth of your soul.” – Gary Zukav

“When the pain of continuing exceeds the pain of stopping, a threshold is crossed. What seemed unthinkable becomes thinkable.” – Gary Zukav

“We need to practice getting in touch with our inner treasures on a daily basis. For the truth of our being is that we’re filled with unconditional love, and people living the truth can change the world. We’re filled with incredible joy. We’re filled with serene peace. We’re connected to infinite wisdom. What we need to do is to know it and live it.” – Louise Hay

beautiful poem and wonderful singer

the two trees

“Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Where you are understood, you are at home. Understanding nourishes belonging. When you really feel understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person’s soul.”
― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviors.

Keep your behaviors positive, because your behaviors become your habits.

Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.

~Ghandi

Love ,Peace and Wisdom

interview with Christine Breese

The point of self-love is to not become selfish but to heal from the inside out and to allow the parts of us that were once shut down, to open. By doing this, we will have more to give life and to others. Not less. Rita Loyd

For those of you who feel highly sensitive and ungrounded like myself. BLANKET OF EARTH AFFIRMATION By Rita Loyd © 2015

I wrap this blanket of Earth around my shoulders. I feel the solidness and security of its loving embrace. This blanket extends in front of me, behind me, to my left, and to my right. This blanket creates a barrier of protection between this world and myself. I feel grounded and safe.

From this blanket of Earth, my body absorbs the rich nutrients of the soil according to what my body needs. These nutrients nourish all of the systems in my body, including my nervous system. As my nervous system receives these nutrients, it feels like a soothing salve is coating over and cushioning every nerve fiber in my body allowing me to feel comfortable and secure within myself.

As I sense the support of the Earth around me, I ground my energy into the Earth through the soles of my feet. From my feet grow roots that expand deep into the Earth. Through this root system, I give to the Earth my weaknesses. From the Earth, I receive its strengthening life force energy; the same life force energy that transforms the tiny acorn into a mighty oak. This life force energy gently rises up through my feet and legs to circulate throughout my body, like sap rising from the roots of a tree to nourish its branches and leaves. I feel nurtured and loved. I feel peace and stability. I feel my energy increase and my health improve. I feel grounded and relaxed. I feel safe and protected

quotes by Brene Brown

1. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

2. “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”

3. “Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”

4. “Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect.”

5. “Everyone wants to know why customer service has gone to hell in a handbasket. I want to know why customer behavior has gone to hell in a handbasket.”

6. “To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.”

7. “Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.”

8. “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

9. “We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.”

10. “DIG deep—get deliberate, inspired, and going.”

11. “What would you be glad you did—even if you failed?”

12. “Talk about your failures without apologizing.”

13. “It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ Paradigm shift.”

14. “Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.”

15. “To me, a leader is someone who hold her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes.”

16. “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.”

17. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it

In response to flowergirl’s post: This list from Brene Brown is wonderful! I really like her & her work(: Thank you Flowergirl!

All that matters is how I choose to spend this moment.

I am living the Divine plan which includes wonderful health, wealth, happiness, and perfect self-expression for me now

I love Brne too ,she is lovely lady

“A breeze is stirring. Feel the sun on your wings.”

“As you move through these changing times.. be easy on yourself and be easy on one another… You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being. You will find that you are working less in the yang modes that you are used to. You will stop working so hard at getting from point ‘a’ to point ‘b’ the way you have in the past.. but will instead spend more time experiencing yourself in the whole and your place in it. Instead of traveling to a goal out there.. you will voyage deeper into yourself. Your mother’s mother’s mother knew how to do this. Your ancestors from long ago knew how to do this. They knew the power of the feminine principle and because you carry their DNA is in your body.. this wisdom and this way of being is within you. Call on it.. call it up. Invite your ancestors in. As the yang based habits and the decaying institutions on our planet begin to crumble.. look up. A breeze is stirring. Feel the sun on your wings.”

“Message from the Grandmothers”

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

I AM enlightening I AM strengthening I AM mending I AM repairing I AM healing I AM receiving the peace and love within me

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“The Goddess doesn’t enter us from outside; she emerges from deep within. She is not held back by what happened in the past. She is conceived in consciousness, born in love, and nurtured by higher thinking. She is integrity and value, created and sustained by the hard work of personal growth and the discipline of a life lived actively in hope.” ~ Marianne Williamson

“The Goddess doesn’t enter us from outside; she emerges from deep within. She is not held back by what happened in the past. She is conceived in consciousness, born in love, and nurtured by higher thinking. She is integrity and value, created and sustained by the hard work of personal growth and the discipline of a life lived actively in hope.” ~ Marianne Williamson

I love Louise Hay ,she is such an inspirational lady .

“You are in the process of becoming your own best friend – the person you are most happy to be with “

“Take a nice deep breath and release your negative patterns and habits .And release the resistance to doing so “

“It is safe to look within for my peace of mind .Each time you look deep into yourself ,you are going to find incredibly beautiful treasures “

“I go within and find that space where all is quiet and serene”

“It is only a thought and a thought can be changed”

love and peace Flowergirl

found this quote of yours …and wanted it with your other wonderful pearls(:
“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”
― Eckhart Tolle

Angelic Reiki – Full Album – Deeply relaxing music and ideally timed for Reiki treatments

thought you might like this, flowergirl

love, AppreciationView˚

In response to AppreciationView˚‘s post:
thank you for sharing this hear and your kindness

a pleasure, flowergirl!

And so happy to see you visiting here. You’ve been missed(:

you are very kind ,thank you

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin

you will fly again

you are going to be ok

In response to flowergirl’s post:
Hi flowergirl, much love to you. watched You Will Fly Again… a very genuine encouraging woman.

In response to AppreciationView˚‘s post:
thanks ,it is a lovely video isn’t it and Melody is amazing

Yes, I will listen to the other one when I get home. Thank you for the things you post. Wishing you a day filled with wonderful health, peace and joy.

I know I always find wonderful things posted around here, and while I’m creating easier ways to remember what I want to check out, glad you posted…so I don’t lose sight of flowerpower(: much love, Appreciating

thanks Appreciation ,flowerpower is my little sanctuary ,so glad you like the things I share

In response to flowergirl’s post:

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.” Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

We all need our place(s) of sanctuary. The pleasure is also ours having yours here(: love,Appreciating

In response to AppreciationView˚‘s post:
aw thank you so much for this quote ,it is one of my favourites and I am so touched by your kind words ,love and peace

(: a pleasure. And a pleasure to see real talking/sharing on the threads(:

In response to flowergirl’s post:
It was a wonderful post! Share it twice if you like (: I responded to you there and on your thread-> ★ Cosy Comfort For Us All (:

this has been copied from a thread of Jeff’s called Changing Perspective on Health and I am sharing it here too

my son told me recently “you know so much about health but you don’t take care of your self” and he is right.

I love the alternative and complementary therapies and have this vision of the person I want to be. The me I envisage is at peace with herself and excludes this peace and calm wherever she goes. She has a daily yoga and meditation practice and has created a small sacred space in her home to provide a personal sanctuary. She eats a very healthy vegan diet but is open to vegan treats occasionally – actually no ignore “but is open to vegan treats occasionally “ because I realise that is because of other peoples thinking and comments as though having a diet full of fresh fruit ,vegetables ,nuts,seeds ,whole grains ,water ,herbal tea is a thing you need treats added to instead the actual food eaten being totally enjoyed and appreciated.

She guards her time and her home and surrounds herself with people who understand and respect her beliefs and lifestyle ( no noisy people dropping in at random times )She protects her time for walks in nature ,reiki treatments ( by self and others ) cfafts,sleep .

She works – either paid or voluntary in a job that honours her beliefs of peace ,non violence ,kindness, and truth.

She wears what she wants and feels comfortable in ,buying things that are ethically made and as much as possible, making ,recycling and repairing her clothes and possessions.Her home is lovingly cared for and only has things in that she loves and needs ,it is her nest ,loving built to comfort and protect.Anything not needed or loved has been given away to help others.

She forgives herself and others for past mistakes and lets it go.She lives in the present moment and looks after her physical ,mental and spiritual health so well that she does not fear the future but knows she will live every day in peace ,gratitude and love

She allows herself to be just that – herself – not who society tells her to be ,not who she feels she should be but who her authentic self truly is as she listens to the whispers of her soul and lives her life in the way that creates and protects her health and happiness

WOW ,that was a surprise and came from somewhere very deep inside ,thanks Jeff for opening the door to let this surface.It started because I realised reading how you can relate health to things that resonate with you ,I could do that thinking about the lifestyle I love and desire

I am in a forest surrounded by friendly animals and have a aura of pale pink roses growing around me ,a rainbow above me and pretty flowers by my feet .

I am giving myself the same unconditional love and peace that I share when I give someone reiki

Friends become our chosen family.
—Author Unknown

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Thank you so much for your beautiful post

Shakti dance yoga

I am going to learn this ,it looks beautiful for mind ,body and soul

‘In the development of women, all these motions of “home-keeping,” the cooking, the washing, the sweeping, quantify something beyond the ordinary.

All these metaphors offer ways to think about, to measure, feed, nourish, straighten, cleanse, order the soul-life.

In all these things a woman is initiated, and her intuition helps her accomplish the tasks. The intuitive nature carries the ability to measure things at a glance, to weigh in an instant, to clear off the debris around an idea, and to name the essence of the thing, to fire it with vitality, to cook raw ideas, to make food for the psyche.

The woman through her intuition, is learning to sort, understand, keep in order, and clear and clean the psychic premises.

Additionally, she learns that the Wild Woman (within) requires much nourishment in order to do her work.

Women’s cycles according to her tasks are these:

To cleanse one’s thinking, renewing one’s values, on a regular basis.

To clear one’s psyche of trivia, sweep one’s self, clean up one’s thinking and feeling states on a regular basis.

To build creative fire and cook up ideas on a systematic basis and especially to cook up a lot, to feed the relationship between oneself and the wildish nature.’

-Clarissa Pinkola Estes Ph.D

thank you Selfcare this is lovely

a pleasure(:
In response to flowergirl’s post:
and I truly love your post by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

thank you for that (will save!)
(:

it is lovely isn’t it ,glad you like it Selfcare

Calling my angels

beautiful music

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I love your posts. Though you must’ve sensed that(: I’m listening to the beautiful angelic music now as I am accomplishing some things at home. Thank you for sharing such lovely things here(:

aw thanks Selfcare ,it is so good to know that you enjoy what I share

I create a space in my spirit for believing I will receive what I need for the serenity I desire

this beautiful affirmation was given to me by a very special friend

this video is beautiful ,all winter scenes and I am almost sure all the music is by Llewellyn ,it lasts over 12 hours so I can see me playing it all day long

Winter Scenes

Wow, wow, wow, wow…..

I LOVE that video! I have bookmarked it, and will be using this with my new night routine!

Thank you darling!!!

In response to Kathi’s post:
aw I am so glad you like it Kathi ,I just love his music so much

mindfulness

this is my lecturer from uni who is great

Flower game

I am not really a game playing kind of girl but my son showed me this and it is beautiful ,takes me into a very mindful space

Hi flowergirl. I was thinking of loved contributions on this site & thought of (it’s contributor of course) … Though also the wonderful peaceful centering selections on your thread!
Thanks again flowergirl

In response to SelfCare/AppreciationView˚‘s post:
thank you SelfCare ,I have not been present here much and realise how much I need this peaceful place ,love and peace to you all

Tree of Life Blessing for New Years

May you choose outrageous actions that challenge who you are and encourage who you are becoming.

May you take one step, however small, toward that which you have always longed for. Now is the “right time.”

May you recognize the unique and powerful contribution that you bring to the people whose lives you touch.

May you be as wonderful as you really are, and do things because you want to, not just because you should.

May you celebrate your creativity and believe that you are an artist with a unique vision that no one else has.

May you find peace and purpose and possibility amidst the chaos while remaining aware of the unrest in the world.

May you reach towards the Spirit with a longing that keeps you awake to the miracles available all around you.

May your faith move any mountains that stand in your way and bring you great teachers to awaken your understanding.

May you give up shame, guilt and self-neglect and replace them with qualities like freedom, integrity and self-nurturing.

May you offer the gifts and blessings of your soul to beings of the world when the time is ripe for you to release them.

May you passionately and deeply love and be loved by someone who can see who you really are.

May your body speak to you and teach you how to care for the temple that houses your bright spirit.

May you walk gently on the earth and honor your hearth and family with your action and your rest.

May you find and enjoy the fruit of abundance so that your life path can be fortified and furthered.

May you embrace the Tree of Life and be informed by the wisdom and she brings to those on her path.

May LOVE be at the center of all your choices and may you, with me, send this blessing to all beings.

Amen.

For she is a tree of life to those that embrace her. Proverbs

Painting by Shiloh Sophia, ©2009 Initiation Tree of Life Blessing, 2004 from Tea with the Midnight Muse – poetry book coming out in January 2017

thank you flowergirl for sharing this. It’s wonderful!

Ancient Mother

sharing here

what is Shakti

She’s coming into her power…

She has learnt that in order to be at peace she needs to face herself honestly and accept herself as she is…

She has learnt that her truth is not something that she has borrowed from a “holy” book or a guru, Her truth is her authenticity that is inclusive of all aspects of herself in any given moment, the angel whispers along with the taunts of her disgruntled gremlins, her authenticity is choice-less, it is what she is experiencing and witnessing right now, not what she aspires to be…

She has learnt that she gets stuck in a viscous cycle when she chooses to deny, cover up or employ distractions from what she is truly feeling… This approach in the past served only to build more pressure and stress, it failed to heal her internal conflicts…

She has learnt that owning her baggage does not keep her stuck with her baggage, on the contrary, her willingness to observe her illusions without judgment is what is allowing her to dismantle their hold over her…

She has learnt that her true task is to set her love free, starting with loving all of herself, and it is this that creates union and balance within and without naturally… She’s experiencing dropping into this state of love more regularly…

She has learnt that in this state of union her fearful ego has no power and no say, it transforms into a healthy self confidence, there is no fight or flight necessary..

She is a modern day high priestess willing to occupy and be in charge of her own inner temple… She is busy sweeping it clean for God/dess to occupy… She is one of many daughters of the Goddess who have returned with the keys to break the paradigm shackles of the dark ages and to open the portals to the golden age of love.
© Caroline de Lisser

she let go

as usual beautiful posts! Thank you Flowergirl!
Love & Hugs!

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