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Monday, December 31, 2012

It's Time For A Change

2013 will bring about drastic changes for many. Not that in the past years, change wasn't a common theme. But in the coming year, the changes that will be occurring will be within oneself. You will be challenging yourself to cross bridges that you have never set foot on before, overcome fears that you've successfully ignored till now, and see yourself for who you truly are. You have avoided having to deal with the seriousness of this matter for many years. Sweeping things under the rug eventually doesn't work for very long. It is up to you how you'd like to see this year through. For many, you will continue avoided having to deal with these issues until the year goes by and it will. Or you can face yourself wth honesty and know that you have the strength to overcome all the obstacles that have been placed in your way. You will be surprised to find that the spirit within you shines so bright, that you will never be in the dark again. Today, celebrate the coming of a new year. This is a perfect time to settle all your unfinished business. Let go of what you could not accomplish or set out to do, for in the coming year you have the opportunity to begin again. It is time to renew your spirit, so release all the negative energy that you harbor and open yourself to all that will heal your body, mind and spirit. It is time for a change.
Where will your path lead you this coming year...
(Sometimes I wish I knew where I was headed. Not that it would help in the long run because I know my path is filled with lessons. But it would be nice to know what lay ahead. Having faith that all is meant to be is difficult when the journey gets rough. But I guess that's what faith is all about. I'm not sure what is going to happen in 2013, but I know that change for all is sure to come. Happy New Year everyone. I wish you all a year of happiness, laughter, and good health.)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Passing Through Life

Sometimes it feels as if time goes by so quickly. We get impatient that we're not able to accomplish as much as we'd like. There is so much to do that we often wonder if we're able to complete all that we have planned. Although there are times that we are unable to finish all that we set out to do, know that this is not a true reflection of who we are. As we get older and become more conscious about time, we forget that we are only passing through life. Remember that we are only as good as our last action, so make each moment count and live with the best of intentions. Today, think about what kind of impact you want to have. Whether you affect one person or a hundred, your presence is important and will make a difference in your lifetime. We are all in this together because we are all passing through in this world. Shine your light upon the world.
What path have you decided to take...
(Sometimes it is hard to understand that I won't be here forever. I think it's part of human nature to think that we will always be here. There is no point of reference in dying. But I won't be here forever, so the question would be can I help others while in the state of denial. I understand I am only passing through, but I hope that within that time, I am able to help others. I truly believe that we are all connected. So if I live a life of compassion, then in some way this will affect others. We shall see.)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Don't Bother Me

How many times in your life, have you said "Don't bother me."? You may say this to others including the universe because you feel that you have everything in control. If anyone interferes with your life, your plan may fall apart and you no longer see your desitny as clearly as you'd like it to be. Those who care and love you, may interfere out of their concern for you as does the universe. It may be to your benefit that you listen closely to what others have to say. Smetimes it's not the words that are being spoken but the positive energy that they are sending to you.Welcome the words and thoughts that are being sent to you with good intentions, for it will only add to your good fortune. As well as being open to the plans that the universe has laid out for you. For it is on the path that you may experience much more than you expected. Today, be open to all and accept those that bother you. For in their interference will come good fortune.
Let me sit while I'm reflecting...
(I think I've said "Don't bother me" several hundreds of times to my children as they were growing up. Now that they are living away, I wish they bother me more often. I've learn to do things on my own this past year because circumstances and now I am re-learning to accept help when it is offered. Being bothered isn't as bad as I've thought it would be. How else would I learn so much.)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Being True To Yourself

There are times when confusion hinders your actions and what you know to be true. There seems to be so many options to choose from that you are unable to make up your mind as to what to do. When looking at your choices, they all seem to be the right one for you. But the best decision for others may not be the right one for you. When decision making becomes too difficult for you, be still within yourself. Silence all the chatter that surround you. Although the voices of loved ones may tell you what they think is best, only you know what resonates within you. It may not be the one that is the easiest path to walk and it may be one that finds you alone, but know that whichever one you choose, the universe is always with you. Sometimes there is no right or wrong answer, only the knowing that the spirit within you is leading you to where you belong. By walking with faith and by being true to yourself, you will find that you are where you supposed to be. Today, trust yourself and believe in what you choose to do.
There is contemplation in the silence...
(Making decisions about where my path will lead is a difficult thing to do.  Although I may want someone to give me the answers, I know that it may not be the right one for me. It is through my own journey that I will find my destiny.)


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What Gives You Joy

When there is so much going on, you sometimes forget what makes you smile and laugh with genuine happiness. It's a feeling that comes from within you that is difficult to supress because it overflows. Your spirit lights your way when you are filled with joy. It is at this time that finding out what gives you joy is important. In the coming year, when you are overwhelmed and need to take a break from your daily responsibilities, knowing what makes you smile will make it easier for to get back to the simple life. Today, think of things that make you smile. Let the joy into your spirit. When you are happy, then the world you live in is the best place to be. All things go well, when you are balanced within yourself.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
(I think that finding out what gives us joy may not be as easy as it sounds. I know that there are some that joy is not in their vocabulary. I know that if I concentrate on what brings me happiness, I will be able to share with others what I feel.)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Feelings Of Happiness

With all the hussle and bussle going on, it's time to slow life down. Taking a moment to breathe and be in the moment. Appreciating and enjoying this special time with family and friends. And filling your heart with the love that is being shared by all. There are times when feelings of happiness overwhelm you. How lucky you are to be where you are at this moment. It's times like these that we give thanks for having such a fortunate life. When life gets a little tough during the year, remember just how much you are loved. This truly is a fortunate time of year. Appreciate how happy you can be just being around those that you love and care for. It's not about the material things in life, but the companionship of those in your life. Enjoy the moment.
What a glorious day...
(With all my children around me, I am at peace and happy. They bring joy and laughter to my life. I am amazed at how they have grown, not only into mature adults but compassionate human beings. I am blessed to have been chosen to be their mother and have had the opportunity to raise them. S, R, Q - You are my blessings in this lifetime and I thank the universe everyday for bringing you all to me. You are all special human beings and destined to make an impact in the world.)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Celebrating Life

During this time of sharing, let's celebrate what life brings us. We are all connected and the joy we feel is a reason to celebrate with others. There are times when we may feel that we are alone in this world, but there is always someone who is concerned about our welfare. We may not know exactly who it is, but there are prayers that are being said throughout the world for everyone. The universe has plans for us, which includes being watched over by our special angels. Just our angels watch over us, we can care for others. It's time to celebrate all our relationships and appreciate our time together. The holiday season with it's time of giving and receiving is a perfect moment to say thank to all. Today, celebrate your life. Believe that you are here for a purpose and it is your destiny to see it to fulfillment. With the grace of the universe, this will be a time for all that you have asked to come to pass.
Let's celebrate together...
(I wish everyone could have this sense of celebration throughout the year. I guess we get caught up in our daily drama that we forget how special we are to each other. Tonight is a time to be loving and compassionate to all.)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Breathe Deeply

Now is a perfect time to be still. To be in the moment and settle your breath. To stop what you are doing and be very quiet. No talking, just be in stillness. Sometimes it's difficult to stop ourselves from spinning like a top during these last days of the holiday. But it's more important than ever to be calm. Being centered and grounded gives you a better perspective of what you are doing. What is the purpose of what you are saying and the actions that you take? In the busyness of life, you sometimes do and say things that are not very gracious. That's why it's important to slow down and take a deep breath every once and awhile. Living a life of love and compassion takes a concentrated effort during this time of year. But it can be done when you let your breath be your guide. Today, do some people watching. It's fun to see the joy in the faces of those who are doing things for the people they love and care for. Take a moment to be still and breathe in the joy of the season.
 How many lights does it take to make a house glow...
(I love the next door neighbor's xmas lights. Every year, he gets something new. This year it was Santa pig, that could move it's head when it was all lite up. Everything is over the top, but it makes me smile when I look at his yard. It gives him joy to do this and it makes the neighbors happy looking at his efforts. That's all that matters during this season of giving and receiving. I think if we concentrate on the intentions of the gifts we receive, then we'll all be more appreciative and gracious in giving thanks.)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

You Are All One

You are no better or no worse than anyone else. You are all the same in spirit. There is a wanting to be happy. A wanting to be free of pain, A wanting to reach your destiny within your lifetime. The spirit is one of wanting to seek peace within oneself and then to help it's fellow man. Although you may feel different from those that surround you, there is always a commonality that many do not see. For some, they may never see that you are all brothers and sisters. But you may see how special your relationships are because your eyes are beginning to open. There are times when you see only what you want to see because it helps you to survive another day. But knowing that the universe has a plan for you helps to overcome your fears. By believing that you are all one is a step closer in attaining your destiny. Today, treat others the same. No one is better or no worse than anyone else. You are all special and unique. Once you believe that, than you will live in peace.
Let's take a break today...
(I miss Lanikai beach. It truly is a place close to heaven. In the morning when there is no one to share the sand with, it's like a paradise meant just for me. I feel as if I can resolve all my problems while I'm there. Whatever is wrong with the world, simply resolves itself as the water flows past me. I'll be back in a few days and this is one place that I'm sure to return to and rejuvenate my spirit.)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Opening Yourself To All

It's time to open yourself to all that the universe is offering you. To guide you towards your destiny and lead you on your path. With the belief that all will come to you, you walk with trust in your heart. There is no hesitation as you walk on your path because there is a knowing that you are headed in the right direction. Those you now meet are meant to teach you many lessons as well as support you on your journey. It is your responsibility to open your arms to all that surround you. There is nothing that you can not achieve and attain, if you listen your heart. You will become the student, as well as, the teacher to others. It is time to follow your destiny. Today, be wise. You can be only who you are. No more, no less. By opening yourself to all, the universe will always be there to support your dreams.
The ocean is such a beautiful world...
(I think the most difficult thing to do is to open myself up to all. Being a person who likes to control her environment, it's been a learning experience to follow where the universe leads me. But in this experience, I've meet the most caring people and live on an island that is peace itself. With all of this, I still question "Where does this lead me?" I feel as if I'm living in a story, but I'm still in the middle. Oh well, I trust that all will work out as it should.)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's A Beautiful Day

Everyday is a beautiful day to our spirit. It knows no other but what is true. All the disturbances that overwhelm you, hide the beauty that surrounds us all. You only see what you expect to see. When sadness and despondency shadows your life, how can you see beyond the gray that colors your world. Nothing makes sense but attending to your daily tasks. It's only when you decide to look beyond what is before you that you will see what truly exists. There is a life that awaits you that will bring peace and beauty to your day. Today, live in the positive. Live a life that brings you happiness and serenity. You are the key to the life you were meant to lead.
What do you believe in...

(Everyday I wake up knowing I am where I am supposed to be. That is all I know. I don't know why I'm where I am or what my purpose is for being here, but it doesn't matter. Knowing that I'm showing up is enough. Being open to all is like living life waiting for surprises everyday. I don't know where I'm going to be or who I am going to meet, but I know that everything that happens is for a higher purpose. What I know is that I am here to help others live a life of purpose. Tomorrow is a day when all things will change. Be ready for 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peace In Your Heart

For many, finding peace of mind is something that is always out of reach. It may be something that you strive for, but how do you attain it if you're not quite sure what it means. Being overwhelmed in life often makes stress a constant companion. So you may try different things to alleviate the pressure, but nothing seems to work when you return to the chaos. Finding peace of mind comes from within your heart. Sometimes when you look so hard for something and you can't find it, take a moment to breath and you may find that it was always there for you. Peace is only a breath away. Today, see the beauty that surrounds you. In between all the busyness of the season, take time to take care of yourself. For the holiday spirit is within us all.
Follow your path ...

(This labyrinth was one of the largest that I've walked through. As I walked the path, I received many answers to the questions I posed, but the most memorable was "You know the answer to your questions, so why are you asking." I guess that says it all. No matter how much we know, we always feel we know nothing. Although Maui is quiet, it's still good to get away even further. Being in a garden makes me even more aware of my surroundings. Having peace in my heart makes me feel whole.)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Reach Up And Touch The Sky

What if you were able to reach up and touch the sky? And all the stars were lite just to guide you on your path, so that you would never get lost. Sometimes in life, the impossible begins to be possible when you open yourself to receive everything that is meant for you. Know that the universe has plans for you that was created since you were born. If you look up into the sky, you would see how limitless your dreams can be. For it's there that all your wishes are destined to go. It is time to imagine the impossible and live the life that was meant for you. Today, wish upon a star. The moment for all things to come to pass is here. Know that next year, is a year of positive changes and rewards for those who believe that all is possible.
There are times when no matter how much I try, I can't understand technology. I'm going to practice what I write and release what I can't control. Picture or no picture, this blog will go on. I hope those of you who have enjoyed my pictures will stick around until I get this fixed. Maybe it's time to move on to a larger computer. I'm going to reach up and see if the sky has a electronics department there. Thank you all for continuing to read the messages. Let's wish to receive all that will help us to do our work more efficiently.) 

Monday, December 17, 2012

No More Excuses

You are so used to living a life that you've settled for, that the excuses you give others are beginning to sound like the truth. It is time for you to stop for a moment to reflect whether this is the life that was meant for you. Sometimes making excuses becomes easier than changing who you have become. Although settling for mediocore is something you would have never thought would happen, it is where you are at this time. When you are ready to capture what you want in life, then it will be the time for no excuses. Only you will know when that will be. Today, be true to yourself. No more excuses.

I was unable to load a picture tonight, but maybe there is a purpose in this. Just like anything else in life, when things aren't going the way I want or expect it to go then I think of reasons why.  But I wonder if that sounds like excuses. Sometimes it's best to leave well alone. There are no room for excuses in life, when I am living a life that is best for myself. I guess tonight is more about words than it was about a picture. Sleep well everyone. Tomorrow will be another day to make a mark in this wonderful world.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Changing Plans

Often times, you may question whether you've accomplished what you've set out to do at the beginning of the year. You may have good intentions in setting goals for yourself, but found that they were forgotten as you attended to your day to day responsibilities. It is natural to have a clear idea as to where you are headed at the beginning of the year, but get side tracked as the year progresses. It is not that all is forgotten, but your commitments may not seem as important because they entail more work than you anticipated. Now as the year is closing, think about what you intended to do this year. Have you accomplished what you set out to do? If not, what did you do that took it's place. If what you did helped others or helped you to learn more about yourself, then it was still a year of growth. Not all of your plans may be fulfilled the way you envisioned, but they are still important to your journey. In the coming year, don't worry so much about making resolutions but think about what you can do to help yourself so that you can help others. We all journey together for our future is forever interconnected. Today, be at peace wherever you may be. Trust that you are where you need to be and who you need to be at this moment. Believe that life gives you whatever you can manage to journey on your path.
There is beauty in everything...
(I don't make resolutions anymore because I don't ever keep any of them. I'm not sure what they are supposed accomplish because most of us forget what we promised by the end of the first month. I found that it is better to live a life with good intentions, then everything will fall into place as they should be. I am where I am supposed to be.) (R-you needed confirmation that everything is as it is supposed to be. That's why the bamboo tree fell on you today. The bamboo represents flexibility and the ability to endure everything that comes in life. You are the bamboo.)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Looking Into A Mirror

This year has been a year of looking into a mirror and seeing who we really are. The life that you are living and the people you are meeting are only a reflection of yourself. If you are confused and lost on your journey, those you meet may also be stumbling on their path. You may find it comforting to be with like kind, but being with these people may lengthen the time you live without direction. You may wonder why there are no opportunities that come your way, but the universe knows what you are capable at this time and this may not be the moment for new experiences. If this is not what you want in your life, then begin to look within and ask for guidance. Be the person you envision and your life will change to what the universe has planned for you. Live a life of love and compassion and you will receive all that you share with others. Today, think of what can you do for others. By living for others, you gain more than you can ever imagine. The mirror is always right, so if you want to see where you are, look around and you will see the truth.
You are where you choose to be...
(If my life is not going well, I have to remind myself that it only reflects who I am or what I am going through. I know that it's a time for reflection when I begin to feel uncomfortable where I am. I am better at catching myself much sooner now. I am at peace with who I am and the life I am living.) (B - you are in my prayers. You are stronger than you think. If you could only see yourself through the eyes of the universe, then you would see what you are capable of. Sleep well.)

Friday, December 14, 2012

We Care

Although there are times in your life when you feel as if no one cares about you, we care. We walk with you as you discover new experiences on your path. As you slip and fall, we are there to catch you and help you to gather your thoughts. When you feel disoriented, not sure of where to go, we give you inspiration. We are part of your journey in discovering who you are meant to be. We are the spirit within you that will be your guiding conscious. It's because we care for you and believe that you are a spiritual being deserving of everything under the universe. Today, trust that all will turn out well. As we care for you, show others that you care for them. It's when we are the most selfless that we find true happiness.
Come ride the waves with me...
(It's a wonderful feeling knowing that someone cares for me. No matter how alone I feel on this journey, I believe that there are many people that care about me. That in itself, keeps me going and makes me smile. For in the caring, comes such warmth that it fills my heart. I am here to serve others and I hope that my love and compassion for those I care for with help to protect them and see them well.)

Finding Peace Amongst Tragedy

When tragedy occurs there are no words to explain the insanity of the moment. Although your mind wants to make sense of what you have heard, you do not have any point of reference to understand what truly transpired. There is a sense of emptiness in your heart for those who have suffered the loss. It is times like these that you must count your blessings that you are safe and alive. Seek comfort knowing that there is still a plan even if your innocence has been shattered. Protect those you care for from harm by being diligent in your awareness of your environment. There are those around you that do not have your best interest at heart. Let your heart guide you through the chaos and you will never be alone. The universe is always  by your side. Believe in yourself and you will be there when you are needed by others. Today, let your spirit be free from your fears. The tragedy of today will ripple throughout the world. It is time for us all to join together to prevent the violence that runs rampant. You are a part of a very big circle of people that know that there is a better future planned for us all if we trust in all that is good. By living a life of love and compassion , the children will grow up learning not to fear what they can't see. We are their future.
There are still places to go to be at peace...
(When tragedy comes into our lives, it's more important than ever to find peace within our lives. If we fall apart at this time, it gives this senseless act more power to render us helpless. Being strong is easier said than done when there is confusion. I know in my heart that this tragedy will bring a community, state, nation, and the world closer together with a common bond. I hope that the momentum of this act spears us into working together to bring peace in the world. Let us all be guiding lights for each other. Leading each other to be the people we are meant to be.)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Catching Your Breath

There is a moment in life, when you stop for a moment and all is still around you. You may be in the middle of a crowded street, yet you are alone. You feel at peace within and everything seems right in your life. It's as if there is balance in your life and you can breath easy. Although it's only for a moment, it seems as if everything makes sense and you have the answers to all your questions. You have found where you are on your path and you are where you are supposed to be. All the confusion and questions you have had about your destiny doesn't matter because you are sure within your heart that you have all you need to live a peaceful life. As quickly as this moment comes, it may slip away. Don't be concerned because as you live your life with good intentions, you will find that these moments will come more frequently. You can live the life that you desire, if you believe in you who are meant to be. Today, give yourself a moment to catch your breath. In that moment, you will have the clarity to see things as they truly are. This is the time to gather your thoughts and be the person you have envisioned.
(All I know is that you have to experience being at peace to understand it. It's been a challenge to catch my breath when I'm always on the go, I guess that's why the universe changed my life around so that I was forced to slow down. Catching my breath is something that I'm getting used to doing.)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Making Time For Your Spirit

There are times when your life feels meaningless and you drift aimlessly without focus. It seems easy enough to blame it on whatever is going on in your life at this time. But whether it is true or not, it is what you believe that matters. Your life becomes what you believe it is. During this period of indecision and stagnation, your spirit loses some of it's light because it's not being heard. When your mind closes off to all, it also becomes deaf to the messages of the spirit. The spirit does not die, but simple remains silent until you are ready to listen. As the year closes, it is time for you to shake off the doldrums and begin planning for what lay ahead. Whatever your goals are for next year, include making time for your spirit. By living a life with love and compassion, your spirit will fill the emptiness in your heart. Today, begin doing things that make you happy and feel at peace. No matter how busy you get during this time of year, make time for yourself. For by caring for yourself, you will be able to help others. Your life reflects what you believe in.
(When my life used to get busy, I would blame my moods on being too tired. But if I stopped for a moment, I would have realized that I created the chaos most of the time. I was responsible for overextending myself and making everyone else a priority but myself. Now, it doesn't matter how busy I get, I am still at peace. The difference is that my welfare is priority. If I'm taking care of myself, then I can help more people. I believe that can hear my spirit much more clearly since moving to Maui. In the silence, I can hear so much more. It is time to let go of all of my doubts and trust in what the universe has planned for me.)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Asking One More Time

There are times when you feel as if we are not listening to you and question our existence. But we are here and with you every step of the way of your journey. It's not that we do not hear you, but wait until you are sure of what you are asking for. It may seem that you pray with such intensity that it makes your heart cry with wanting. But after the moment passes so does the level of desire. It's important you continue to have hope that all things come to pass. But most of you can acquire all of this, under your own worth. We have given you everything to make all things possible, even making your own wishes and desires come true. So remember when asking for something and it doesn't transpire, then ask again. You will receive what you truly desire. Today, ask for something. It has always been within your grasp to attain all.
Each one is unique like us...
(When I ask for things and nothing transpires, I wonder if the universe hears me. Sometimes I lose track of how many times I ask for the same thing. It's not that I don't receive, I just ask for the same thing over and over. I believe that I receive what I deserve to help me on my journey. It sometimes makes me think if I am receiving what I truly desire or what I need at this time. Am I so intuned with my path that what I ask is what the universe was going to send to me anyway. I guess it always begins with...trust and the belief that we are all truly blessed.)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Finding Peace

Peace is a state of mind that may seem foreign to you. Not everyone is at peace with themselves, so for some it may be an uncomfortable place to be. When your life is chaotic, you may be more used to the feeling of struggling and striving to get ahead. But it is in quiet and reflection that you see your potential and your purpose in life. Some may never experience peace in their lives, but they may still live their life with purpose. Peace comes with the acceptance that everything is as it is supposed to be, no more, no less. It is not a measure for success or potential, but a place to be when you begin to live not only for yourself but for others. Today, do something that makes you happy. When you are happy and content then your spirit relaxes and you are able to think more clearly. You will find peace when you find contentment in your life.
Let's find peace together...
(I am finding that peace is in my heart, so it doesn't matter how my day is going. I am always at peace. I don't know the exact moment that it happened. All I know is that I feel differently about things. I guess perspective changes when you surrender control of what is supposed to be. My world is no longer exclusively mine. It includes the lives of everyone that I interact with. Peace to me is finding that there is no right or wrong in life, but what is at this moment.)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Moment For Reflecting

As the year begins to wind down, it's time for you to take a moment to reflect upon this past year. Were you the person you thought yourself to be? Did you accomplish all that you set out to do this past year? Did you treat others with love and compassion? You may not have been the person you would have liked yourself to have been, nor accomplish the goals that you intended. But thinking back to all the people that you interacted with, did you treat them well? You may not have answers to these questions because it often times takes some thought, but you must have a general idea of how you did. A time for reflection, is what it says. A moment to think and be quiet within oneself. Not to make decisions or feel bad about what you did or didn't do. Just a moment or two of reflecting, changes the direction you decide to take in the the future. Today, think about life changes. Be ready for things to be shifted in the coming year. As you take time to reflect upon the past, use what you learn about yourself to meet the challenges of the new year.
Sit with me for awhile...
(I think it's important for me to get ready for the new year. Reflecting back to the past year, reminds me of how far I've come to where I am today. But there would have been no way I could have predicted where I would be and what I would be doing at this time. All I can do for now is to reflect upon how I treated others and what I'd like to do in the coming year.  I am in for many more changes coming my wa,y. I hope to keep my feet grounded and my heart open, as I continue to help everyone who crosses my path.)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Loving Yourself

When are you going to begin loving yourself and truly believing that you are deserving? The universe continues to provide you with all the resources you need to help yourself and others, so release your insecurities. There is room in your heart to love everyone, including yourself. You do not have to give all your love away. It is time to love yourself, so that you can help others. You are yet a child that needs to be protected from those who want to steal your precious innocence. Be the light that shines with love and compassion. Today, have the strength to be yourself. Do not let others dim your light. For it is your path to guide those who are lost, on their way with your compassionate light.

 Maybe if I stand really still no one would notice I'm here..
(Sometimes I get caught up with other people's drama that I forget that I have a reasons to be also. It usually creeps up before I even realize what is going on. When my day gets consumed by needless concern of another person, then I know I have to go back to my foundation. When my actions, thoughts and words become less loving and compassionate, it's time to reflect upon what is truly important. Am I helping anyone when I am in this state? Am I forgetting to love myself when I am concentrating so hard on the other person? It's challenging to love myself when I am loving others too much.)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Walking Alone

Although you seek the company of others, you walk your path alone. There is no need for companionship as you journey in search of your life's purpose. It is in the solitude that you can hear your spirit. With useless chatter you hear nothing but the voices of others telling you what to do. And in moments of weakness you follow what others may say. It is not your path as you well know, but it is easier to follow others than it is to forage on your own. If you release your fears and face your future with the believe that you are here for a purpose, then you will never be lost. Trust that you are where you are supposed at this moment and all will be clear. Do not fear that you are lost, for it is this fear that binds you. You do not have to know everything, but live in the moment with love and compassion for others. Today, be kind to yourself. Seek your own company as you go through the day. Be open to all that will come to mind as you live in this new found peace. By walking alone, you may find out what your purpose is.
Imagine what you can discover if you open your mind to the impossible...
(I'm not sure if anyone who hasn't ever been alone can understand what this means. Being surrounded by people throughout my life, I could only imagine what it would be like. It is only being alone for one year, I can truly say that I understand. First, the silence that comes is almost deafening. Second, being alone and not having anyone around can be oppressive. And lastly, going out by myself made me feel sad. Being by myself made me appreciate my loved ones even more and yet it also made me realize the importance of being comfortable with being alone. It always seems to go back to just being.)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Releasing Expectations

Set yourself free by releasing your expectations. When you cloud your mind with standards that you and others must live by, you find yourself unable to move forward. It's as if you are imprisoned by your own rules. It becomes unbearable when others don't do what you expect them to. In your eyes, you may see failure on their part. Stop for a moment and think about what you are doing. Those you love and care for are not aware of the high standards that you have placed upon them. They don't understand when you get upset or feel disappointment. Your expectations are crippling yourself and your relationships. Release your expectations and accept yourself and others as you are meant to be. Live life with the understanding that all of you are doing the best you can to be happy and be at peace. Today, let others be themselves. Accept them for not only their strengths but their weaknesses. Be free to be unique.
Sometimes there is magic where you least expect it...
(It's easier said than done to release my expectations. I think that I hold fast to them because than I don't get hurt. But then, there is hurt when no one lives up to my expectations. Now that I've been doing a lot of releasing, I find that I am more at peace with not only myself but others. I find I am more happy when I let myself accept people for who they are.)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Taking The Perfect Picture

There are many of you who wish for the perfect life. Life becomes very challenging when you strive to be perfect. In fact, some of you may even think that not attaining the best reflects directly upon you. If this is so, then where does it leave you. Are you truly a reflection of your life? Does what you do or the material things that you have define who you are? When has the idea of perfection guided you to be on a path of wanting? Your search for perfection is like trying to take the perfect picture. Somehow the pictures you take never turn out exactly the way you want it, but that doesn't mean that the pictures are any less valuable. Because it's what you were doing at the time of the picture that is valuable. Pictures are only a reflection of the joy that you experience at the moment. So the next time you're thinking about wanting the perfect life, look around you and appreciate how valuable the life you are living now is as perfect as it can be. Today, just be yourself. No more, no less. You are perfect in our eyes.
Taking the perfect picture...
(What is perfection? I don't think I've ever strived for perfection because I'm not really sure what perfection is. I know what I want now that I'm older, but is that perfection. I guess it is in the eye of the beholder. So if that's the case, then everything under the sun is perfect. I have to think more about this concept of perfection.)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Just Be

Sometimes in life you become so scattered because you're overwhelmed with all the things that you have taken on. You are unfocused as to where you are going and no longer have a clear idea of your goals. Walking on your path is somewhat challenging when you're not sure where you are. It may seem as if you are walking in circles, for you are sure you're seeing the same place at least twice before. It's almost a feeling of deja vu. "I'm doing the same thing over and over and I'm not moving forward. Why am I stuck?" You are actually not stagnant or stuck, but protecting yourself from taking on too much. It's okay to just be for a moment and to experience a  simple lifestyle and be at peace with yourself. It's time for you to accept where you are in life and to savor the moment before things start to move  forward again. Today, just be. Don't do anything that adds to the pressure you're already giving yourself. Let your spirit lead you to a place of peace. It's time for you to be exactly where you need to be.
You'll never know how sweet these are unless you tasted them yourself...
(Sometimes when I'm overwhelmed I shut down. I think it's natural to go into oneself and preserve whatever energy source you have when life becomes too much. But then again, I find that I go to a place of peace on a regular basis. I hear my spirit much more clearer when I am quiet. There is less competition with outside chatter. I feel that I'll be able to help others, if I can listen to the universal messages with an open heart, an open mind, and an open spirit. It's okay to be overwhelmed because it just reminds me to slow down.)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Believing In Who You Are

If you could only see yourself as we see you, then you will see perfection. You are who you are supposed to be. You are where you need to be. Although you may feel lost and unsure of yourself, know that we have never left your side. As you walk through the darkness, look for the light that will guide you through life. Trust that you are able to overcome all your fears, if you only believe in who you are. It will take courage to begin moving forward, but know that we are with you every step of the way and you will never be alone on your journey towards destiny. Today, be critical of yourself. Stand up tall and be honest about your failings. For the first step of recovery is to acknowledge who you are and who you want to be. Life is not easy, but the rewards in living a life with compassion comes back to you ten fold.
Come walk with me in this peaceful garden...
(I understand how difficult it is to see myself as perfect. For it's my imperfections that gives me an excuse not to get things done. I didn't want the responsbilities that increases in life, that I gave excuses about why I couldn't accomplish things. Well the time for excuses are over and I need to step up to the opportunities that are coming my way. It is my destiny to be courageous and compassionate so that I can help others in their life journey. (C - You are in my prayers tonight. I wish you happiness, laughter, and true love in the coming year. Have the strength to be the person you are destined to be.)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Loving Yourself

Although you were given everything you need to be a perfect spirit, sometimes it feels as if there is something missing in your life. Especially if you have shared your life with someone who is no longer here. You will have to learn to stand on your own again and be okay with the silence that now surrounds you. When you lose a loved one, it's as if a part of your heart has gone with them but somehow you survive. It may take some time to heal but the loving memories will always live on. It is at this time when being in the moment is especially important. You are no more or no less than the perfect spirit you were born with. Even in a time of loss, you can continue your life's journey by believing that the love you had with this special person will always be with you and by remembering to love yourself enough that your spirit will begin to heal. Today, is a time to give thanks to the blessings you have received. Remembering to give as much as you receive and to love yourself as much as you love those that you care for. It is time for everyone to be honest with themselves and with those they love.
 We may look at the same thing so differently...
(There is never a day that goes by that I don't miss my mother. But it is the love that I have for her that makes me stronger. Whenever I think of her, I know her spirit has never left me and will always be there to watch over me. The fond memories I have of her have given me the courage to be the person I was meant to be).