Welcome to Quiet Island Writings! Sometimes when asking for help on our journey, we are sent inspiring messages. Be open to the universal energy that flows compassionately around us all. If you'd like to share your reflections on the writings, click on the daily post title and leave your thoughts. Have an inspiring day!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Truest Of Paths

Sometimes when we gather our thoughts, reflect, or meditate it gives us an opportunity to realign with our intentions. Are we as pure heart and genuine as we would like to be? Today, take a moment to look within yourself to see if your actions, words, and thoughts are keeping you on the truest of paths.

If I keep real still, I can see myself reflected in the clear water...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Caring For The Child Within

Sometimes it's difficult for us to take the time to care for ourselves. Our lives are filled with obligations and responsibilities to other people that we find we are caught up in a lifetime of knowing what others need and want but not ourselves. If we were to imagine ourselves as children who need constant care, we would find a way to fulfill our role as caregivers. And as true nurturers, we would take this role to heart. Today, live your life a a child so that the spirit within you will have permission to love and care for you as you deserve to be. Nurture yourself as if you were a child.

The last time I painted, I had to stay within the lines...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

You Are Never In The Dark

In a world filled with so many people, sometimes there is a fear that our voices are not being heard. Athough you are one amongst all, we hear your prayers. Especially when you feel the most alone, the universe surrounds you completely with it's loving energy. Today, be comforted knowing that we shine the light for you, so that your spirit will never be in the dark.

I feel so small when gazing out at the vast ocean...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Receiving Change In Our Lives

How many times have we asked for help in changing our lives?  Help me to be a more patient person? Help me to accept others for who they are? Help me to understand my purpose in life? Our cries for help are so strong and wth only pure intent, when we send them out into the universe. Then why are we so surprised when the unexpected appears in our life. In order to attain your desires, change must happen. If you ask, it will be given, but not always in the way you imagined. Today, be open and willing to accept change in your life so that the universe can begin flowing through you to initiate your desires.

All I asked was to help me clean up the rubbish in my life... 

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Reason For All Things

Be kind to yourself for your spirit needs nurturing. Believe that you are where you are supposed to be for a reason. Whether it's to rest, preparing for what is to come or to pause because life seems too overwhelming at this time. There is a reason for all things. We are patient and you will achieve what you desire within the timing that is right for you. Today, be loving and compassionate to yourself for you are special and will impact others when you are ready to continue on your journey.

I think I'll just take a moment to breath...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Your Heart's Desire

If you could do what your heart desires what would it be? Sometimes we hear our dreams calling us so faintly, leading us away from what we know to be safe. If we listen carefully, we begin to resonant with the soothing sounds of what could be because it closely aligns with what we truly would like to do in our lives. When you hear the soft whispering, stop, and let it flow gently through and around your heart. Today, listen to and trust what your heart desires. For it may guide you towards opportunities that you could only imagine.

Quiet! I think I hear something.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Celebrate The Day!

Today is a day full of blessings that the universe wants to share with you. Be open to all opportunities that comes your way. Journey through the day with compassion and empathy for others. For your joy emanates from within your spirit and will connect you to those who are accepting of your energy. So leave your worries and fears aside, for today the universe flows softly through you.

A walk on the beach. What a way to celebrate the day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Living A Life Of Discovery

How do we see our way if we walk through life with our eyes closed? For many of us, we live our daily lives without noticing the endless opportunities that are waiting for us around the next bend. In our determination to survive, we’ve chosen to take the safest path. If we journey carefully, we will be out of  harm’s way. But by living such a self imposed life, we isolate ourselves from experiencing the unexpected and unknown, which may be very scary for some. There are many paths to chose from that will eventually get you to your destiny, but they are all so different. Today, choose to walk a path of new discovery. Challenge yourself to do one thing different this week. You will find that the universe wants to provide you with so much more than you can imagine!

Someone suggested this might be more fun in the water...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Well-Intended Advice

How many times have you said to another person, "If it were me, I would...."? These words usually come from a place of frustration. It is sometimes difficult for us to listen to friends and family making choices that challenge our morals and values. So we share unsolicited, but well intended advice because we are uncomfortable with the life decisions they are making.  For a moment, be quiet within yourself before speaking.  Clear away all judgement. What do you really wish for this person?  Today, just listen quietly and ask yourself how best can I help you? Give the spirit within you time to answer this question. Sometimes when we pause for just a moment, we give ourselves permission to let others resolve their problems within their own time and in their own way.

Is there an easier path to take?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Taking Time For The Good Days

Today is a good day for all is well. It's interesting to see how much time is taken pondering over our life when things aren't going so well for us. We spend hours worrying about our relationships, finances, and careers when things are out of sorts. We try to analyze how things came to be and how we can make it better. But stop for a moment and think how much time is given towards our good days. Shouldn't we afford the same amount of attention and energy to the days that make us smile, laugh, and balance our spirit. Today, celebrate these special days that fill you with pure joy!

Celebrate good days by exploring your creative spirit

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Answers To Our Questions

Often times we wonder if our questions are being answered. We wander through the day not knowing whether anyone can hear our tears and see the uncertainty we are going through. Although life continues around us, we feel stuck. Know that during these uncertain times, the universe provides us with the answers to our questions. Although sometimes they seem difficult to discern. Today, be aware of the questions that you ask because many can be answered by just looking within. The compassionate spirit within you is much wiser than you think. Let it guide you during your difficult moments.

If everything in life was labeled, things would be much easier

Friday, May 20, 2011

Living A Life Of Passion

Find your passion. How many of us get discouraged instead of inspired when we hear that statement? Our life may feel mediocre and we may feel inadequate comparing ourselves to others who seem to have accomplished success in finding their passion. Finding your passion is not about being passionate about one thing, but to acknowledge the blessings in your life and living a lifetime with passionate gratitude. Everything and everyone in your life is an important part of who you are and what you will become. Today, live a life of passion, by being passionate about all aspects of your life. When you are able to do this great things can happen.

There is passion in the beauty that surrounds us

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Withstanding The Storm

Sometimes it is difficult to hold on when our life suddenly turns into chaos. We have no time to prepare for the turn of events and may even want to run and hide. But during these periods of disruption, take a second to breathe deeply. In that second, feel the strength of the foundation upon which you stand on. It will withstand any storm including the turmoil that now twists and turns around you. Let the foundation that was created the day you were born and has been strengthened and weathered by years of unexpected turbulence, keep you standing tall. Today, you are one of many that have their feet firmly planted, to live each day with focused determination.

Sometimes it's difficult to remain calm during the storm

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Accepting Others

How can we accept others for who they are, when we have difficulty accepting ourselves? To begin understanding others, we need to look within. Finding the truth of who we are, hidden behind our fears may take time, but time is all we have. Once the truth is found, our spirit welcomes all with compassion. Today accept yourself with graciousness, so you can begin accepting others, not for what they can do for you but for what you can do to help them on their journey.

Hey, want to play with us

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Challenging Moments

Life includes experiences that often times bring us pain and tears. Each of these experiences become etched in our minds as timeless memories. These memories are important because we call upon them when we need strength and courage. We learn how resilient our spirit truly is only when we have gone through these extraordinary moments. Today, appreciate the challenging moments that have helped us to navigate through our ever evolving life.

Often times life seems like the entangled tree that surrounds me

Monday, May 16, 2011

Blue Skies

When there is turbulence in your life remember that above the stormy clouds, thunder, and lightening there are blue skies and calmness that await you. That is life within our universe. 

Whether it rains or not, I am prepared

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Our Body, Mind, and Spirit

Our body, mind, and spirit flow as one. But in the world we live in, we tend to separate these three. For those that take comfort in the physical, tending to their bodies are a part of their daily ritual. For those that seek safety in the knowing, their mind is something precious and needs to be continuously developed. And for those who believe there is something beyond the physical, devote their energy towards the spirit. But if we nurture all three equally and work towards the common purpose of being a vehicle for universal good, then the energy within us will flow with ease and we can accomplish so much more. Today, work towards living a healthy life by nourishing your body, quieting your mind, and listening to the breath of your spirit.

Just surviving is tough, now I have to combine my body, mind, and spirit

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Living For Today

Live each day as if it was your last day. You have heard this inspirational message many times and have given much thought about it. But consider if this day was truly your last day, there would be an element of desperation or clinging towards self absorption. So instead, live today as if it was the first day of your life. A day full of wonder and innocence. A day in which anything is possible because you haven't experienced fear, shame, or disappointment. Today, make it a day of endless exploration and joy.  Live today as if it was the first day of a blessed Life!

Sometimes life gives us clear directions as to which path to take

Friday, May 13, 2011

Be In The Present

Sometimes it is difficult to be who we are at the moment. There are so many dreams yet to come and visions to forsee. The present seems to be forgotten when all we think about is the possibilities of the future. We worry and plan for what is to come that we are missing the joy and experience of the miracles that are unfolding in front of us right now. Don't work so hard to be who you will become, for here is where you should be.

I think I'll just sit in the present for a moment

Thursday, May 12, 2011

You Are Never Alone

You are never alone. In the darkness, when all your fears seem to appear. I am next to you giving you strength. When you feel tired of striving ahead day by day, I walk along side of you to share your challenges. And when you feel your heart aches because no one seems to know who you truly are, I am never so far that I can lift your spirits. I am one and all of those who surround you with love. You are never alone. For you are a part of the universal energy which flows with compassion.

I walk besides you to give you strength

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

True Success

How do we measure success? Most would say that it is by the amount of awards we receive from a job well done. Others would say it is the accolades that we have accumulated over the years and the financial rewards we have gained that reflect these actions. But these are all fleeting in our lifetime. The universe measures success by simpler means. By lessons we have learned through adversity, the times we have gone without to aide another, and the little things that we do for others without being asked. By looking within your spirit and asking yourself what have I done to be of service to others, you will find true success.

Success is not the goal, it is only part of the journey

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Gift of Listening

If we give one gift today, let it be the gift of listening. In a world where people have little patience for one another, the ability to stop and listen has become very rare.  How difficult is it for us to hear the pain of someone who suffers, or the fear of someone who seeks shelter, or the sorrow of someone who's loved one has just died? Let us truly listen with compassion to all who are in need, for that is the greatest gift we can give today.

If I am quiet enough I may be able to hear the wind whisper

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pure Intentions

What happens when we make a wish, send a prayer, or manifest for another person with the purest of intentions? No matter how small the message, it will be sent out into the universe to the person who it is intended for.  Children's messages are the most powerful because there is only goodness in their intent. Whether or not the person receives these messages with grace is up to them. Energy sent out will always find the person it is intended for, whether positive or negative. That's why it's important to be clear in your intent when you send out your wish, prayer, or manifestation. And if you are on receiving end, remember to be gracious and acknowledge them by being thankful. Today be mindful of your words, thoughts, and actions. 

As I begin my day, my intentions are the purest...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Defining Ourselves

Before gratitude comes acknowledgement. To acknowledge that there has been others who have made you who you are today. Whether the experience was positive or negative, it has impacted your life. Take the time to acknowledge all those who have defined your being.  The path chosen has also been directed by those same individuals. We never walk alone.  For there have been those in the past, present, and future, who have and will be instrumental in the course of your life. Acknowledge them, then be appreciative of who you are. For you are also an integral part of another person's journey.

Learning about those who came before us can teach us so much

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rejuvenating Our Spirit

At some point, the tired must rest their weary head. Even those who live a life of passion must acknowledge that it is essential to rest as it is to climb the mountain of success. After a hard day's work, it is reward enough for our bodies and minds to come home and find the solace they seek. Our homes become a retreat amongst the craziness of the outside world. It is therefore important that we create healing environments where we can find peace, comfort, and harmony. Once we sleep our spirits rejuvenate and we can once more go outwards with a clearer mind and sharper focus. Rest so your spirit can soar.

Come let's take a walk on the beach...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Laughter in Our Hearts

The universe provides us with so many blessings, but one of the most special is the gift of laughter. In times of hardship, when we feel that there is no humanity left in the world, we are still able to hear the pure sound of a child's laughter floating in the wind. How can such a simple sound bring healing to our wounded spirits? When we share laughter with others, we bring joy and lift heavy hearts. As we lighten our hearts, so shall we lighten our spirits.

It is difficult not to smile when there is such beauty in the world

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Achieving Success

Sometimes the most difficult thing we can do is to challenge ourselves to understand our fears. In the time that we overcome our argument of how difficult it is to do this, we can learn a new skill which will become an important part of our future life. Strive for what seems to be the impossible and gain the possibility of achieving success.

Sitting alone, there is no room for pretense 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Unlimited Potential

How do we know that you are moving in the direction that the universe flows, so that you reach your potential? Life is not about reaching your potential. It is about understanding how your potential impacts the universe. How every moment of living your life affects another being. To ask about your potential is only limiting yourself from the infinite resources that flow throughout the universe.

Maybe if I run fast enough I'll catch up with my potential

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Light Within Me

Sometimes when we are in the dark, that's when we are able to see most clearly. In the darkness, we aren't able to close our eyes to what we fear the most because we are already hidden amongst our shadows. But deep within us there is a light that comes from our spirit that shines through and reveals the strength that reflects who we truly are.  It is our time to illuminate and walk out of the darkness that has surrounded us of late. Live your life guided by your spirit's light.
The Light Within Me Shines Bright

Monday, May 2, 2011


Celebrate! Whatever the reason may be, take the time to acknowledge the blessings that you have in your life. Sometimes we forget the little things when we are caught up with day to day responsibilities.  It's important for our spirit to celebrate the breath of life that we often times take for granted, the ability to hear the simple sounds that surround us, and being able to see the beauty of our constantly evolving world.  Celebrate and give a quiet thanks to whatever your greatest joy is today. Let your spirit soar in celebration!

Celebrate Life Today!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


There is movement even when we are stagnant. For in our stillness, we think, we evolve, we grow. How still can you be? It is a feeling of wanting to move forward, but not being able to. Life doesn't seem ready for us to propel forward, but is keeping us in constant stillness.  There may or may not be a purpose, if only to test our will.  Since we are in a period of stagnation, we might as well sit down and enjoy where we are.  Even the best of us need a quiet moment to pause.

It may not look like I'm moving, but I am...