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!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

How Long Do I Support You?

You’ve begun to question why you are supporting those you no longer believe in what they are doing? You have become critical of not only yourself but of others. You feel a need to tell them where they are going wrong and how to become more successful in their endeavors. But the question is, are you being asked for your opinion or to just listen to a dream. Whether the dream comes true or not isn’t your responsibility or in your control. Believe in others and their ability to see things that others do not. Just be there, to encourage, to love, and to listen. Let them dream, pursue their ideas, and get lost  once and awhile. How long do you support others? For as long as forever.

Andaz Wailea Balls in the Air
You don’t have to understand something to enjoy it…

Friday, February 27, 2015

Beyond Your Life Experiences

We often talk about being who we are because of our personal experiences. But this may not be all of what makes you who you are. Sometimes it’s not only what you experience but what others have experienced and have shared with you. Whether you are close to someone or not, you are still impacted by what happens to them. Someone’s tragedy or fortune may change the direction of your life because it affects your spirit so strongly. It’s not only your direct interactions with others that make you who you are, but the interactions that take place between our spirits. Know that you are who you are because of all that is absorbed by your mind, body, and spirit. There is so much more to you than you can ever imagine.

Quinn - cornell football game
You don’t have to understand sports to appreciate the enthusiasm of others…

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time Is Irrelevant

Every day we are gifted with 24 hours. Although it seems as if some people are more productive with their time, no one has more or less time than you do. Hearing what others do during their day, you wonder if maybe they do have more time than you. It seems as if the more you have to do the more you worry about being behind. Just obsessing about how much time you have or don’t have is frustrating. As soon as you awake, you are already thinking about your day and what you need to do. Before you open your eyes, just relax and enjoy the few minutes you have being in bed. Then tell yourself that whatever happens today is a part of your journey and it was meant to be. And you are who you are because of all the 24 hours that you have experienced. Time is irrelevant, appreciating each moment in your life is so much more important. 

Betsy apt in fog
Good Morning World…

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If Wishes Came True

Sometimes you have so many wishes that you forget what you asked for unless you write them down. But when making your wishes do you truly believe that they will come true or are they just a list of goals that you intend to attain. So what if you were told that three of your wishes will come true, what would they be? Most of the time this would be so easy, but knowing that your wishes will come to pass may take some thought. No frivolous wishes for you. Would it be all about yourself or will you generously wish to help others? It’s not as easy as you would imagine. So in the future be thoughtful when making your wishes for one day they may all come true.

Betsy Fireball
Are wishes only an expression of what you need

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hello It's Me Again

For those who knew me many years ago, let me introduce myself. I am no longer who I was, who you knew me to be. Give me a chance to show you who I’ve become. When you approach me, I know that you’ve already made up your mind how to respond to what I have to say. I don’t want to play the games we created from the past. Let’s build another relationship that can be much more respectful and meaningful. As much as I’d like you to see who I really am, I want to get to know more about the person who you were always meant to be. It’s time for us to introduce ourselves again and become closer than we’ve ever been before.

Betsy Fire and Fishing
Fishing always brings people together…

Monday, February 23, 2015

Life Can Be Painful

It’s easy to be compassionate and care for others when you’re feeling good about yourself. But when you’re feeling out of sorts and your world seems to be imploding than caring for someone else is beyond your capabilities. Just getting out of bed is difficult and going through the day without shattering is painful. You may not think you have the strength to put one foot in front of the other, but you’d be surprise as to how much more is within you. Although you feel as if no one understands what you are going through, know that those that love you are waiting on the sidelines to help you. You may feel more comfortable in the dark at this time, but know that there is always a candle waiting to be lit whenever you are ready.

Cari - Kawainui Swamp in the sunlight
I want to be alone for a while…

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Standing In One Place

How long can you stand in one place before the Universe pushes you? You know the feeling, when you’re supposed to move on but find yourself not ready. Whether it’s because you’re too comfortable where you are or just afraid to do something different. It’s like knowing that something is going to happen but not quite sure what it is, so it’s better to stay in one place. Until one day, you’re pushed out of your comfort zone. Whatever is happening, you are no longer in control. You have to make decisions you’ve pushed aside. It’s time to move forward and begin planning a new future. You may not understand the ways of the Universe, but one day all will be clear and you will see that all is where it should be including yourself.

Betsy -
Go to places you’ve never dreamed about…

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pursuing The Elusive Vision

There are times in life when you have such a clear vision as to where you are headed and what you need to do to get there. But when sharing your vision to others, you may come across naysayers who not only have a difficult time envisioning what you have described but they are very vocal about it. They say it’s only to keep you from being disappointed if your plans don’t turn out or that you are grasping for things way out of your reach. Once you stop questioning yourself whether you are being unrealistic, take a deep breath, dry your tears, and ask yourself how important is it to have others understand or support your vision. We are all different, so if that is the truth than celebrate your uniqueness. Know if you live your life based on what others think you should do, then be prepared to have a life similar to theirs. 

Betsy Dubai Glass Door
Sometimes we can see our vision through the lives of others…
Thank you B!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Turning Back The Hands Of Time

How often have you wondered what it would be like to go back in time to relive the best years of your life? Living day to day without worries or being responsible for anyone else but yourself, seems like it would be a dream come true. But have you ever thought how would you do things over again, being who you are today? What would you do again that you aren’t able to do now? What is stopping you from having a life without worries if you knew how to resolve what is bothering you? Or setting priorities and boundaries for yourself, so your responsibilities don’t overwhelm you? The past may bring fond memories of what was, but it will never be the same if you were to go back because you are not the same person you were at that time. You’ve grown and look at life so differently. It’s time to move forward and stop living in the past. Appreciate the blessings you have at this moment and know that you have the power to create the life you’ve always dreamed about.

Quinn - clock tower at night
How beautiful time can be…

Monday, February 16, 2015

Angels Watching Over You

Is there anyone watching over me? That’s one of the questions we always hear from you. Will hearing who is watching over you make you feel any better? Any safer? What if it is not someone you know, but a loving spirit who has been assigned to you for the moment? In a life time, there may be hundreds of angels watching over you. Many who you have met through your daily interactions. Sometimes you forget that some angels walk amongst us. It’s not important to know who is watching over you as it is to give thanks to all those who support and care for you. Remember during your darkest days that you are never alone on your journey, we are always here to hold the light to guide your way.

 Quinn - NY subway
No matter where you go, we are with you…

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Are You Awake?

You say that you’re awake and know what is happening around you, but why are you missing out on so many things in life. You’re having difficulty understanding those around you because you make decisions before you even hear what is being said. You say you’re aware of how others feel, but you’ve been turning a blind eye to the hurt others have shown you when you disrespect them. How awake can you be when all you notice is your own glory? Although you may have your eyes and ears open, if you are blind and deaf to the pain of others then you might as well be fast asleep. It’s time to awake and be present in not only your life but the lives of others.. When you are truly awake your light will shine even brighter than before.
Open your eyes and see the beauty before you…

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Along For The Ride

It seems as if no matter how well you plan your day, it has a way of going in another direction. There is always something that happens that makes you think how quickly things can change. Whether you know the reason why or not, it doesn't really matter in the long run. What is important is that you acknowledge that the Universe has plans that may be very different than yours. Not better or worse, just different. Instead of getting frustrated because you lack control of the situation, know that whatever happens next will lead you to where you need to be. Sometimes it's easier to let others take the lead for a while so you can relax and enjoy the ride. You'll be surprised where you end up.

Friends forever... 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It Takes A Village

In life, there are many times when you need the help of others. Although you’d like to think that you are where you are because of your hard work, you were never alone on your journey. Whether you were positively or negatively impacted by others, they helped to shape who you are today.  It only takes a kind word to boost your confidence or an out of place criticism that makes you doubt yourself. Moving quickly in life, you sometimes forgot that many decisions you’ve made were based on the impact of others. These important moments seemed so insignificant at that time, but somehow they made a difference in your life. So when giving thanks to everyone that helped you realize your dreams remember those who passed through your life for just a moment for they were also sent to help you on your path.

holding hands around tree
It takes a village…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What You Know To Be True

There are so many things in life that you are sure of because of your past experiences. They have shaped and guided you to where you are today. Many of your beliefs have come not only from your childhood but what you’ve learned as an adult. But there are still so many things that need to be discovered. Knowing what you do, you may have become stuck and uncomfortable with the changes that are coming your way.  But know that although what you hold to be true may not remain the same, they will evolve as you continue to experience life.

Things look so different in the light..

Monday, February 9, 2015

Creating Your Own Future

Where do you see yourself in five years? What kind of life will you have? Will you be doing something that gives you joy? I know how difficult it is to think about the future when you’re worried about what’s going to happen tomorrow. But if there was nothing to stop you from creating the life you’ve always dreamed of, what would it look like? Sometimes you get stuck in the details of everyday living that you can’t think beyond the four walls you’ve built to protect yourself. If you don’t ask for too much you won’t be disappointed. But if you look beyond the boundaries you’ve created, you’ll see that there is a wonderful future waiting for you whenever you are ready. So dream about all the things you’d like to happen in your life and know that the Universe will be with you to support you on your journey.

This is my dream…

Can't YouTell Me More?

Sometimes you can’t help but question the voice within you because what you’re feeling doesn’t make sense. Usually you depend on your being able to make decisions by what your gut is telling you. But what if it is letting you know that something bigger is coming your way. You can’t put your finger on it because everything seems to be going fine in your life at this time. But it’s just a feeling. When this happens, acknowledge what you are sensing but put it aside for all will come to pass whether you know the details or not. This feeling is your spirit getting you ready for something you have no point of reference to at the moment. Usually when looking at things hindsight, everything comes together and you begin to understand that all you have experienced guided you to the transitions you’ve made in life. So release your fears for they will no longer stop what needs to happen and know that where ever you are headed it will bring you to where you need to be in order for you to flourish. This is not your plan but a part of the Universal plan.

Quinn - rugged stairway
Sometimes the direction we need to go is not the easiest…

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Define Trust

You’ve been asked to trust and believe in yourself. But what do these two words mean to you? You seem to doubt yourself and question whether the decisions you’ve made are for yourself or for others. If you’re not sure, you can understand why others are also confused and don’t take you seriously. This year being a year of change, it’s important that you set aside time to define what you hold to be true, what is important to you, what do you expect from yourself, and what would you stand up for? The more you know yourself, the better understanding you’ll have of yourself and others. Trusting in yourself and believing that you control your life is a learning process. Know that we trust in you and believe that you have the courage and strength to overcome all.

Sometimes it seems as if we get lost on our journey…

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Taking The First Step

What if this is all there is for you? Are you okay with how your life is going at this time? Is everything the way you imagined it would be? If your answer is no, what are you doing to change the situation you are in? You can grumble about your life forever. So instead of making yourself and others miserable, do something about it. Life is about making choices and at this time you’re choosing to settle for a life that doesn’t fit you. Take inventory of what’s not working for you and begin planning for what you do want. The situation you are in didn’t happen over night, so don’t expect your life to move forward right away. But taking a step in the right direction will make a big difference. What is having the life you’ve dreamed about worth to you?


Friday, February 6, 2015

It's Time For Appreciation

When things seem to be going against you, it may be time to pause for a moment to appreciate all the blessings you have in life. There is no better time than now when you’ve begun to question why things are not going your way. It’s not that life is too overwhelming, it just seems that you are spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere. So before you get lost in self pity, remember all the good things that you have going for you. This is only a bump along your path. So give thanks for everything that you have received for all misfortune will soon pass.

Appreciate days like these…

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Let's Begin Again

How many chances do you have to begin again? To redo the mistakes you’ve made, the lost opportunities that you’ve ignored, the moments of indecision. Do you have the courage to move forward? Forgetting what could have been if only. Every day you have the opportunity to overcome your fears, your complacency, and the haze that has been lingering for a while. Sometimes it takes more than courage. It takes believing that you deserve something more in your life. It starts with a few changes, just enough for you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s time to begin again.

Trying new things can be fun…

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

False Expectations

Expecting others to be something that they are not is setting yourself up for disappointment. No one is able to live up to what your expectations are because you are not clearly seeing who they truly are. In your mind, you’ve set up a dream relationship that you believe is true. But when others aren’t acting the way you thought they would, you are hurt or angered. If you step aside for a moment and open your eyes, you may see people as they truly are. Once you understand that expecting someone to be something they will never be will save you from heartache. Accepting others as they present themselves to be can free you to care for them without false pretense. Live your life without false expectations and life will be so much more peaceful.

What can’t they understand, this isn’t my style…

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Asking For Help

You’ve worked hard to get where you are and build a reputation as a person who others can depend on. It’s taken awhile but your foundation is strong enough to help others in need and still keep going. But now that you’ve done such a good job in creating such a strong persona, what happens if you’re the one who needs help? Who do you lean on to comfort you? How comfortable are you in telling others that you’re not as strong as you make yourself out to be? As discomforting as this may be for you, know that we are all here to help each other on our journey. It’s time for you to accept the help that you’ve given to others. There are many around you that have been waiting for this moment to give you the love and support that you have given them. Know that if you ask for help, you will receive it.
Find a friend and have fun today…

Monday, February 2, 2015

Finding Your Perfect Place

Have you ever felt as if you were meant to be somewhere else? No matter where you were born and raised, you felt as if you didn’t belong there. You couldn’t put your finger on it, but something wasn’t quite right. If not here then where do I belong? It’s not clear how the Universe works, but somehow you managed to find a place that makes you happy. It may have been only for a year or ten or found a place where you call home forever. You finally found your peace of heaven. Some people are lucky to be exactly where they are meant to be from the very beginning but for you it may have taken a little longer to find the place where you know you were meant to be. And for those who are still searching for a place to call home, trust that the Universe will help to guide you on your journey to find that perfect place.

Maybe there can be more than one perfect place…

Sunday, February 1, 2015

We Are All Equal

When you get caught up with identifying yourself by your titles, you may lose sight of what is of value. Understanding that you are different and unique in your own way is just the beginning. When you have difficulty believing that you are important and play a role in other’s lives, you begin to think that you are measured by material things. Education, finance, career, or knowledge do not make you who you really are. To think that you are better or less than another takes away your opportunity to interact and communicate with others openly. Everyone has something to contribute, no matter who they may be. It is not your place to judge. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll gain in life when you begin accepting others as your equal.

Slow down, it’s not a race…