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Life is a daring Adventure…

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Happiness can come in a single moment. 
And in a single moment it can go again. But a single moment does not create it. 
Happiness is created through countless choices made and then made again throughout a lifetime. 
You are its host as well as its guest. 

You give it form, shape, individuality, texture, tone. 
And what it allows you to give can change your world. Happiness can be stillness. 
But it isn’t still. 

It wraps, enchants, heals, consoles, soothes, delights, calms, inspires and connects. 
It is on your face and in your body. It is in your life and being.

STEPHANIE DOWRICK, Choosing Happiness

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TODAY:

Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity,

and I may say innocence, with nature Herself.

Henry David Thoreau

Its almost dawn…there is soft rain falling, its so gentle, lightly cleansing my world. I feel a sacred silence. The world is asleep around me…peace. The last little snail, trekking across the wall on its way back home. My herbs are fragrant, the air clean. I feel dreamy still, mellow, gentle, soft happiness enfolds me…its time for tea…and perhaps the perfect hour to share a few words with you.

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IN ONE WORD: Precious

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Pale Green

HOW I FEEL:

‘The silence was enchanting.

Infinite space seemed to enter it,

and my spirit, alone with the stars,

seemed capable of any adventure.’
W. Somerset Maughan

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I am quietly happy, I feel more rested and alive! My body settled and energised. After several challenging months, with health issues and strange symptoms to deal with, I am beginning to feel more in my body and whole again. Life has settled and resumed balance with an uplifting vibration…I feel revitalised!

PHYSICALLY: Harmonising, pacing myself. Sleep is deep, yet erratic…sleepy eyes, often scratchy and tired…hot and cold during the night.

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INSIGHTS:

“Find a point of stillness in the balance of all things

between the breathing out and breathing in.”

Na’ama Yehuda

Many of us need to slow down our daily pace, taking time to stop and breathe consciously, to rebalance our thoughts and to  allow more time for rest. Pray often, from the heart, live with faith in quiet surrender…Forgive, love, laugh and cherish each moment…We have a long road to walk…lets do it together, with a lightness and with love.

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“To be what I am.

To live the life that was set for me to live.

To voice the things that only I can voice.

To bear the blossoms that are commanded of my heart.

This is what I want, and surely, this cannot be presumptuous.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

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THE COLLECTIVE:

 “The days come and go. 
If we do not use the gifts they bring, 
they say nothing and carry them silently away. 
Life is a daring adventure, meant to be experienced with love.”

Make space for your ‘next’. Embrace all that is coming towards you and accept where life is taking you…I know and understand that many are unaware of the huge changes that are happening, on every level of our lives…Yes, there are those who may feel overwhelmed by life right now too…Offer kindness, understanding, patience and compassion, even when your own needs are not understood. Allow this to be so…

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When you become comfortable with uncertainty,

infinite possibilities open up in your life.

Eckhart Tolle

AFFIRMATION: “ I love and approve of myself…”

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Technology – nothing is ever as it seems…

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“Our feelings and emotions are like the tides of the ocean 

never constant,

but ever-changing and as unpredictable as waves.”
Dr Jeff Mullan

TODAY: Bright, light, cold, restful, patient…

ONE WORD: Patience

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Silvery Blues

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HOW I FEEL:

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson”

Firstly I want to apologise for my sudden disappearance.
I was taken by surprise when the Internet router/hub connection burnt out! One minute I was online, the next everything was dead, dead, dead…A few hours of panic followed…was it the cable, was it the phone line, was it the adapter…and so it went on. Checking and re-checking, but to no avail…Oh dear, now what! No connection at all!

Long phone calls and hanging on, listening to loud distorted music, taking deep breaths…praying for patience, I tried to be understanding, but irritation was looming…more deep breaths…

Day 2 – I vaguely remembered reading these words, long ago – “Sometimes it is best to simply surrender our own striving and pushing forward and surrender to Higher Timing and will. Don’t knock the benefits of relaxation and meditation…of stilling the mind…and of appreciation the moments between breaths…”

I listened, and I was obedient…

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I dropped into my power, became more assertive about what I needed, put my message across, then surrendered. Practicalities followed. New contracts negotiated with a better deal, new exterior wiring scheduled, a new router ordered…yet to arrive.

In the past 6 days I have paced, I have pondered, I have walked, read, meditated, chatted with friends, arranged files and folders, updated my Colour Matrix stock, poured and updated Essences, whilst playing with colour and having fun too, and rest…

I thought of all my precious friends, customers, Blog readers…all of you, and have missed you as well as the opportunities you present me with…I admit too, that there were twinges of guilt…about not being there, with a real longing to connect, to share, to write to you…

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INSIGHTS:

Yesterday is gone
 and took away its tale.


Today we must live
a fresh story again
Rumi

‘Nothing is ever as it seems…expect the unexpected, every day…’

No matter where we are with ourselves, these times that we are going through, call us to meet personal and collective challenges that are more difficult than anything we’ve ever been through before…
But, be in peace my friends, accept who you are and where you find yourself today, that is important.
I feel joyous today, enriched by every experience, joining you all with each step we take into a beautiful new world….

With Heartfelt Blessings…

AFFIRMATION: “Everything happens in the perfect time…”

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“Right now, and in every now-moment,

you are either closing or opening.

You are either stressfully waiting for something –

more money, security, affection

or you are living from your deep heart,

opening as the entire moment,

and giving what you most deeply desire to give,

without waiting.”

David Deida

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Walk As a Prayer…

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Let us make the pact of journey…

To be who we are regardless of circumstance.
To care regardless of cost.
To give even when we have nothing left.
To love in the face of storms.
To listen even when we dont have time.
To forgive, and live again.
To live in the face of death.
To talk about things that matter.
To stand against all odds.

To touch, for love demands.

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And to walk as prayer,
For our lives are sacred.
To thank each other,

For we have nothing more, or less.
To kiss, to hold hands,
To shout, and to whisper.
To name distance as nearness,
To be true to our hearts.

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I Wonder Where Life Is Leading Me….

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Breathe in the Earth, the trees, the flowers…
Breathe in the plants, the minerals, the animals…
Breathe in the ocean, the lakes, the streams…
Breathe in the air, the sky, the clouds…
Breathe in the sun, the moon, the stars…
Remind yourself – “I am this”
~ Tutte Peever ~

DAY: Overcast, ominous, mild, waiting

WORD: Humbled

COLOUR: Red

FEELING: Waiting with a sense of expectancy. There is a stillness around me, a pause. Focusing more diligently on the highest view, the broader picture, the more compassionate and heartfelt understanding.

BODY: Gentle

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THE COLLECTIVE: “I am afraid too, like all my fellow men, of the future too heavy with mystery and too wholly new, towards which Time is driving me…
Then like these men, I wonder where life is leading me.”
Mass on the World – Pierre de Chardin

INSIGHTS: If even now we do not trust what we have ‘requested’ and created, then we need to look back from where we have come and see how supported we have always been…And that all we desire is beginning to seep into our life.
Let us hold that vision and move forward with trust and love…

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Prayer is our humble answer
to the inconceivable surprise of living.
It is all we can offer in return
for the mystery by which we live.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
The Signs of God


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Portals for Prayer…

 

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“Our Voices…

They are portals for prayer


They are portals for expression


They are portals for devotion


They are portals for intentions


They are portals for healing


They are portals for celebration, play, and creativity


Singing, chanting, toning changes our consciousness,


Changes our mood


Changes our frequency”


Miranda Rondeau

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Deepening Surrender…

” As is the human body,


So is the cosmic body.


As is the human mind,


So is the cosmic mind.


As is the microcosm,


So is the macrocosm.


As is the atom,


So is the universe.”

Upanishads

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Faith in yourself is everything

TODAY: Soft light rain, droplets sitting like little jewels on all my plants…A mellow yet deepening mood to the day…

IN ONE WORD: This morning I was reminded that a deeper level of Surrender is required…

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Palest Lilac…as in the Essence – Crystal Dragon…soft, delicate, beautiful, magical…

HOW I FEEL: A deeply introspective mood, led to prayer. A clear vision in my minds eye of Christ in a white flowing robe – led to tears of love and understanding…Finally acceptance, reverence, lighter and loving. I was reminded ; ‘Suffering arises when we cling to that which is changing’.

PHYSICALLY: My body feels happy, yet constantly adjusting and re-aligning.

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INSIGHTS: ❥ “As you realize you don’t need to be like everyone else, compare yourself to others, nor live the same path as others, you experience a melting into a state of total relaxation. This realization happens at various stages. With this awareness you recognize how free you are to be…your real self…as Soul expressing through the human self upon the Earth.” Cynthia Lund

THE COLLECTIVE: Until such time as you yourself begin to align yourself with a higher lighter version of yourself, you will not see, feel, taste or touch that reality you dream of…once you commit to that, so too will you begin to align with the higher vibration already here on Earth…

AFFIRMATION: “I am open and receptive to this day. I resonate in the beauty of my own inner calm…”

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“Let the beauty we love

be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
― Rumi —

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The Journey So Far…

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“I have been driven many times upon my knees

by the overwhelming conviction

that I had nowhere else to go”

TODAY: Uncertain. Very changeable since yesterday; dark, light, sun, cloud. Wet, dry, cold warm.
IN ONE WORD: Divine
COLOUR OF THE DAY: Red
HOW I FEEL: I sat thinking of Mother Mary last night after reading a chapter from a book about her. It left me pondering. She then appeared in a dream last night too. Today I feel held in a soft dreamy energy of calm and purity. And these words below, seem to fit my mood:

‘The journey inward leaves us naked, raw,

and stripped down to the bone so we can fully absorb the gifts and truths

that our everyday armour prevented from getting in.

But upon our return we are still open and exposed.

We need time to replenish – to develop new fat, new muscle, new skin;

to trust that the inner journey has removed the masks

and will eventually reveal a face that is more our own.’
– Kristen

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PHYSICALLY: Changeable. Hot cold, tired, energised, lethargic, vibrant. Highs, lows – leading to understanding and alignment.

INSIGHTS: There is no quick fix or fast track to enlightenment and ascension, yet we do need to take more responsibility for ourselves as spiritual adults. We also need to guide the young in the direction of the light and a loving planet, which means becoming more aware of their needs and really listening to what they wish to say.

THE COLLECTIVE: Much has happened since 12:12:12, and at lightening speed too. Yet for many it seems as if life has remained much the same. There is doubt and disenchantment, even disbelief of any real changes showing up, or any ‘real’ love of the heart manifesting…Time…ah, time…

AFFIRMATION: “I am Divinely guided protected and loved always”

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