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Celebrating the Earth – Is the Spring here?

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“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

MY DAY: Is Spring here? I am not sure. Crisp clear cold air, without the expected golden sunshine above – but the delightful daffodils show their beautiful faces regardless. Followed by rain, wind and more cloud.

MY WORD: Time for an ‘Adventure!’

SOUL COLOUR: I see swirls of Green and yellow…

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HOW I FEEL:

“Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds.”
Ready for the new! To shift, to move, to experience, to change, to be fully accepting. To grow, to allow, to trust to surrender, to dance!

BODY FEELS: Healing, resting, restoring, stronger and alive!

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MY INSIGHTS:

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”

E.B White

We are activating codes from deep within our hearts to assist our evolution to soar! We are transforming ourselves on every possible level.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Nourish the body, get sufficient sleep, exercise, meditate, study, spend time in nature, contemplate and reflect more. Pay careful attention to your thoughts and spoken words…live.

Expose yourself to great art. Be creative. Help others. Aspire to worthy things, be gracious and kind, appreciate Nature, the Earth and All That Is…Allow your wisdom to shine through, have loving healthy thoughts and ideas…

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“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed
and every morning revealed new miracles.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Sunday…Reflecting on Life and Simple Happiness

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“Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy.

Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers – for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.”

Osho

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TODAY: Lazy, sheltered, nestling in for the day – its cold out there – wild winds whistling, feeling serene, harmony within.

ONE WORD: Harmony

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Crimson

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HOW I FEEL:

‘Grace is ever Present. All that Is necessary is that you Surrender to It’

Ramana Maharshi

“Its ok, this Life – it’s actually as perfect as it can be…Not always easy, not always kind, but there is a sense in me now; I know that this journey is meant to take me somewhere that I want to go…today, tomorrow and for as long as I AM here” Ashtara

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INSIGHTS:

Evolution and all hopes for a better world, rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

John Lennon

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Sunday is the perfect day to spend quality time with those you love and care about, or perhaps take ‘alone time’ to walk, to sit, allowing yourself to day dream, to write and to think. You may sleep-in and nap later…

Whilst you reflect on your own life…Your hopes and dreams, your goals and desires…your weaknesses and strengths and where you find yourself today, on your path of Life. Embrace this day with your heart…

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THE COLLECTIVE: “The ability to be so alone here, to be safe and alone, to be able to do what ever one desires on any given day…To become engulfed by intense energies and the ‘fall out’ of that, personally and collectively…what an experience! What a journey, what an honour and a rich intense learning in every possible way.” Ashtara

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AFFIRMATION: “I love my life and Life loves me…”


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Springtime Is Awakening…

 

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“And the endlessly long winter had at last turned to Spring.
From life to death and back again to life.
It was indeed the greatest magic in the world.”

Spring is a magical time of year during which nature uses vibrant colours to signal the coming of longer, brighter and warmer days ahead. It is also a wonderful time to meet new people, catch up with friends, plan holidays in the sun, and see if perhaps something even more than beautiful spring flowers, might begin to blossom. Lets go full steam ahead into Summer!

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

1. Flirt with strangers.
2. Eat an exotic fruit..
3. Kiss a baby.
4. Buy yourself flowers or a new plant.
5. Cut your hair.
6. Buy flowers for a friend who needs cheering up.
7. Sing in the shower.
8. Call your Mother.
9. Wear a scanty black thong.
10. Sip a cup of Jasmine Tea.
11. Plant a tree.
12. Eat good chocolate.
13. Walk barefoot under the stars.
14.Take a lover if you don’t have one.
15. Read a good book. Anything.
16. Let someone else do the dishes.
17. Give yourself a secret name.
18. Incorporate flowers into your daily life.
19. If you don’t have an altar, create one.

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20. Expand your knowledge base by taking up a new hobby.
21. Practice Grace.
22. Or at least accept it.
23. Be gentle intentionally.
24. Read Anais Nin.
25. Eliminate plastic from your life.
26. Give up eating meat.
27. Breathe Life in deeply.
28. Really stop and smell the roses.
29. And love the dandelions.
30. Dance naked.
31. Incorporate your spiritual aspect with your physical one.
32. Write poems on toilet paper for others to find.
33. Cultivate generosity. Especially towards yourself.

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“Here, also, the future was cried aloud by the wind through the rocks, so that all those who heard would shiver

and then the liquid spring song of the thrush, would make all the beauty of moonlight and sunlight blend together

making it true, so true, that happiness must come again” 

Elyne Mitchell

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“She turned to the sunlight…And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    “Winter is dead.”

A.A. Milne

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Drink In The Beauty…

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From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J. J Tolkien

TODAY: Clearer, milder, its dry today…Yipee…Yesterday was dark and wet, but today a blue sky twinkled from above…It made my heart sing!

IN ONE WORD: Stability

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Ice Blue

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HOW I FEEL:

As we become purer channels for God’s light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possible in this world.
Marianne Williamson

I am observing. Always seeking clarity and truth. The insights kept coming. Going through layer upon layer of deep healing and the strengthening…light shining through…self discovery.
This year has changed me! You? I am in a new space in every possible way…
No, it has not been easy. But every moment has been cathartic and a gift. But, the spiritual avalanche its over…I AM…

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PHYSICALLY: Getting stronger, my vitality returning more and more each day. I am still under medical supervision and my own ‘health regime’ since the heart attack on September 21st. Some days I feel stronger than on others physically, but overall I am filled with boundless optimism.

INSIGHTS:

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

J.K Rowling

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Some are awakening to a more realistic view of life on Earth. Hearts are filled with love yet often, misunderstandings and misunderstood. Who we are and were we are headed, is changing constantly. For many, even dramatically. This along with all the changes and behaviours of those around us, we (unknowingly) resist and we fear…because its so unlike us and so unfamiliar…It will lead to positive change and transformation, ultimately!

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“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere.

We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them.

I know you want to question everything,

but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” 


Lauren Kate, Torment

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all.

Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.

The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”
Ayn Rand

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I have decided that each day I will drink from the beauty all around me, and allow it to rejuvenate my entire Being. All we need to do is pause, for just one minute, and really take it in, remembering to thank Mother Nature for her beauty. This is one of the real blessings of life…

Lets also make the pathways clearer for others – enabling them to see a ‘new way’ of how to get to ‘the light.’ Offer yourself up as a ‘Bridge between Heaven and Earth.’

AFFIRMATION: “I love and approve of myself, just the way I AM”

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Witnessing the Wonder…

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Amidst the meditation of mountains,
the humility of flowers
wiser than all alphabets
clouds that die constantly
for the sake of God’s glory,
we are hating, hunting, hurting.

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Suddenly we feel ashamed
of our clashes and complaints
in face of the tacit glory in Nature.
It is embarrassing to live!

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How strange we are in the world,
and how presumptuous our doings!

Only one response can maintain us:
gratefulness for witnessing the wonder,
for the gift of our unearned right to serve,
to adore, and to fulfill.

It is gratefulness
which makes the Soul great…

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Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel,
Witnessing the Wonder


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The Call Of Life…

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“Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.”
Richard Wilbur

All of life beckons you into sacred relationship – the trees, the grasses, the animals, the souls of all whom you meet. All of life reaches to you for the response of your heart, for the response of your inner knowing, for the response of your deepest truth.

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Sacred life, the life of the Earth and of all that exists within the vast universe, calls to you to recognize it, to honor it, to celebrate it, to join it. Only the history of three-dimensional reality has created narrowed vision. It has created a view of the world as solid. It has created the perception of aloneness.

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Celebration of life cannot come from the rational mind. Celebration of life can only come from the Mystery. It can only come from the perception of the power of life that moves in miraculous ways to create newness where none existed before. Celebration bears witness to the miraculous. It bears witness to the miraculous life of the Earth and of the heavens. It bears witness to the joy that arises from your very own heart when your own child is born. Celebration of life comes from the Mystery and remains in the Mystery, attuned to the Source of life that is the Source of the Mystery, whether recognized or not.
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All of life beckons to you to respond to it, to engage with it, to be in relationship with it. All of life reaches to you, calls to you, asks you to be present. Fear closes down the ability to hear this call. Self-protection inhibits the reaching out to others. And yet the ‘others’ are continually reaching out to you. They are angels, and guides, and helpers on all levels of spiritual reality. They are devas, and spirits of the streams, and spirits of the trees, and of the Earth. God reaches to you as well, directly, intimately, within the stirrings of your very own heart.

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Blessing may be felt by those who walk in the stream of holy life, who recognize the life that is everywhere. Blessing may be felt by those who open their hearts and ask to feel the oneness of all – who ask for an end to separation and to be part of the All.

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It is a matter of reaching out your hand, beloved one. Touch the trees with your hand. Touch the leaves with your fingers. Touch the air with your breath. Touch the sky with your awe and wonder.

You are already there. You are already home. You are already part of All-That-Is.

by Julie Redstone


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Yellow

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Today, the world was yellow.
Everywhere I looked, golden flowers,
Bright against the green,
Laughing in the sunshine
Of a spring morning.

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Yesterday the world was blue.
Shadowed under darkened skies,
Rain-washed petals,
Rivulets than ran
Towards the earth
As if to seek shelter…
From themselves.

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Tomorrow the world may be pink.
All soft and gentle
In the dawning light.
Or maybe purple,
Scented with lilac
And French lavender…
An older world
Walking the future.

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But today, the world was yellow
And it laughed at itself;
Shaking its head in the breeze,
And basking in the golden glow
As springtime
Waits for summer.

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