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Hiding…

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Hiding is a way of staying alive.

Hiding is a way of holding ourselves until we are ready to come into the light.

Even hiding the truth from ourselves can be a way to come to what we need in our own necessary time.

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Hiding is one of the brilliant and virtuoso practices of almost every part of the natural world:

the protective quiet of an icy northern landscape, the held bud of a future summer rose, the snow bound internal pulse of the hibernating bear…

Hiding is underestimated…

David Whyte

Art- Roses of Heliogabalus 1888 – Lawrence Alma Tadema

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The Gracious Flow of Life…

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I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me.

That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea.

There is not any part of me that is alone and absolute except my mind,

and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself,

it is only the glitter of the sun on the surfaces of the water.
D. H. Lawrence

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TODAY: Glorious English Summer day! Bright light, blue skies and warm sunshine…

IN ONE WORD: Perserverence

COLOUR OF THE DAY: The softness of Roses…Pinks.

HOW I FEEL:

“No matter how dark the night…

somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away…”

Each day I step forward one foot in front of the other, becoming distinctly aware that I am leaving another life behind me…and treading a new path. And yet, I feel as if I am waiting for a signal…What I used to think was true is no longer there…

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PHYSICALLY:

“If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?”

I woke in the early hours with severe colic/cramp/diverticulitis…which has continued into today…I felt too limp to go out and enjoy the sunny day…This too shall pass.

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INSIGHTS:

When your life awakens and you begin to sense the destiny that brought you here,

you endeavour to live a life that is generous and worthy

of the blessing and invitation that is always calling you.
John O’Donohue

In a short space of time ‘dramas’ will become of less interest to you and will slowly fade from your reality. Life will take on a new ‘feeling’, a new ‘energy’ and you will sense a loving and gracious flow in the rhythm of your daily life…Ashtara

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THE COLLECTIVE:

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give,

and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Judge not what you have to give, just GIVE it. Too much time is wasted weighing up the pros and cons. Let your actions be spontaneous, prompted by the freedom of the spirit and not carefully calculated and worked out. Let go, enjoy life, and let SOUL work through you.

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM happy, healthy, and well…”


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To Live Your Dream…

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“It was June, and the world smelled of roses.
The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”

Maud Hart Lovelace

TODAY: Sun shining. A warm aromatic breeze. The quietude of Sundays…serenading birdsong fills me ears. Bliss.

ONE WORD: Rebirth

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Brightest Green

HOW I FEEL: Serenity of mind…brings a touch of gladness to my day…my heart is full.

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I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,

all the walks I want to take,

all the books I want to read,

and all the friends I want to see…

John Burroughs

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INSIGHTS: Promise Yourself …To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of ‘trouble’.”

THE COLLECTIVE: “You can’t fix yourself by going somewhere else, he’d said. You’ll always take yourself along.”

AFFIRMATION: “I now manifest the Life of my Dreams…”

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“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” 

Susan Polis Schutz


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Believe in Magic…

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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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TODAY: Bright blue sky, glorious sunshine and a peaceful green landscape…

IN ONE WORD: Exuberant and therefore I feel expansive….

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Red-gold

HOW I FEEL:

“Part of doing something is listening.

We are listening.

To the sun.

To the stars.

To the wind.” 


Madeleine L’Engle

Outside my window in my neighbours garden is a huge rose bush, which came into flower this week. This morning about 30 of the blooms have opened. The site is quite magnificent! A profusion of huge blooms in a golden hue, with glints of red in the sun.
I feel an overflowing of Divine Love for all of nature…and I feel dearly loved…

I was reading until 3am and in my solitude the stillness of the early hours, felt filled with a deep reverence and peace…I felt a quiet joy, perhaps another level of surrender? And So It Is.

PHYSICALLY: A sense of wellbeing…

INSIGHTS: Let us all move forward with a new ease, an ease that allows surrender towards joy and happiness…
Hold that vision and move into trust and love… for what can be lost, there is much for us all to gain?

THE COLLECTIVE: This is the time to be proud of who we are, to honour this journey and the many other life journeys that we each have taken… Each Divine Experience of our life has brought us to the place where you find yourself .

AFFIRMATION: “I see the Divine in All things…”

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“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you

because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl