We may not always realize
That everything we do,
Affects not only our lives
But touches others, too!
For a little bit of thoughtfulness
That shows someone you care,
Creates a ray of sunshine
For both of you to share.
Yes, every time you offer
someone a helping hand ...
Every time you show a friend
you care and understand...
Every time you have
a kind and gentle word to give ...
You help someone find beauty
in this precious life we live.
For happiness brings happiness
And loving ways bring love;
And Giving is the treasure
That contentment is made of.
Thank you for all the love you have all shown me...
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing."
- Camille Pissaro
... this one reminds me of a very precious day with our father. We were walking along the banks of Twin Creek one sunny afternoon, the sunlight was glistening brightly off the ripples in the water, throwing up little sparkles of light. I said, "Dad, if every one of those gleams was a diamond, we would be rich." He smiled down at me and said, "They are, and we are."
This is not my own story, be blessed the one who has this father....
Ich glaube, dass spiritueller Fortschritt an einem gewissen Punkt von uns verlangt, dass wir aufhören, unsere Mitlebewesen zur Befriedigung unserer körperlichen Verlangen zu töten. Die Grösse und den moralischen Fortschritt einer Nation kann man daran messen, wie sie die Tiere behandelt.
Feelings of deep inner sadness for no apparent reason. They say you are releasing your past (this lifetime and others) and this causes the feeling of sadness. Literally… pieces, parts… “aspects” of YOU are being released. Say, “good bye,” I love you. You have served me well. I no longer need you.”
A deep longing to go Home. You may experience a deep and overwhelming desire to leave the planet and return to Home. This is not a “suicidal” feeling. It is not based in anger or frustration. You don’t want to make a big deal of it. Its just that there is a quiet part of you that wants to go Home. The root cause for this is quite simple……You are ready to begin a new lifetime while still in this physical body.
This sooooo me right now.
I keep thinking… “Yeah I’ve served my purpose here”
Sudden change in job or career. A very common symptom and one I have found myself having to deal with. As you change, things around you will change as well. Don’t worry about finding the “perfect” job or career right now. You’re in transition and you may make several job changes before you settle into one that fits your passion. But what is my passion? That leads me to the next symptom.
Loss of passion. You may feel totally dis-impassioned, with little or no desire to do anything. That’s OK, and it’s just part of the process. Take this time to “do no-thing.” Don’t fight yourself on this. It’s similar to rebooting a computer. You need to shut down for a brief period of time in order to load the sophisticated new software.
I casually keep in mind the time of day 11:11. When I happen to catch it, I say to myself… “DNA upgrade”. I visualize being upgraded to a new and improved species of human being. If nothing else its a positive affirmation.
Body aches and pains, especially in the neck, shoulder and back. This is the result of intense changes in your DNA upgrade. More important, your energetic body, is being upgraded and made new. I believe aging, dis-ease, and limitations are freed within this awakening.
There are more symptoms like sleep changes, waking up in the middle of the night. Intense dreams, lots of self talk, feeling lonely even with people all around you. Be happy when you see them and feel them, because you are on the right path.
Oh and pay attention to when you actually feel joy… do whatever it is more and more joy will come in all areas…
There is a Sufi teaching story about a caged bird.
The bird was well looked after by her owner, fed and talked to, and her cage was kept by an open window so she could see the wonderful world outside. But still she was caged. She could see other birds flying free. She could see interesting things happening. Her wings twitched because she longed so to join the world.
One day, the owner left both the cage door and the window open, and went to work for the day. The bird quicky hopped out of her cage and onto the window ledge. She could see so much! She could see mountains and a lake, birds cavorting, humans hugging on the street below. So much amazing life!
But the bird could not make herself move. She just stayed on the ledge, wondering what to do. She stayed and stayed and stayed. She couldn’t make her wings take flight. The bird was still there when her owner came home from work. So he put the bird back in her cage. And there she stayed.
Whatever comes to us in dreams, even when the dreams are terrifying, we
know that this is our personal material and that it is time to deal with it,
we’ll discover that, when we find the will to follow where our dreams lead, we
are given strength and the help we need to make our way through. As shamans
say, the spirits like this work, and Power never gives us more than we can
I live a creative life, and you can’t be creative without being vulnerable. I believe that Creativity and Fear are basically conjoined twins; they share all the same major organs, and cannot be separated, one from the other, without killing them both. And you don’t want to murder Creativity just to destroy Fear! You must accept that Creativity cannot walk even one step forward except by marching side-by-side with its attached sibling of Fear.
So here’s my magical thinking — I decide every day that I love Creativity enough to accept that Fear will always come with it. And I talk to Fear all the time, speaking to it with love and respect, saying to it: “I know that you are Fear, and that your job is to be afraid. And you do your job really well! I will never ask you to leave me alone or to be silent, because you have a right to speak your own voice, and I know that you will never leave me alone or be silent, anyhow. But I need you to understand that I will always choose Creativity over you.