Nature’s peace

Getting messages today about what nurtures my soul, where I need to spend more time. Nature is one of them. She is calling to me. Thankful for this confirmation.

Quotes and Lyrics for the soul

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” – John Muir

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One – Liner Wednesday from the Grinch

 

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store….”   Dr. Seuss 

 

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Being Held

“You are being held so strongly and so deeply, that you can stop holding on to, or defending, yourself. God forever sees and loves Christ in you; it is only we who doubt our divine identity as children of God.”

                                                                       ___ Richard Rohr in Breathing Under Water.

 

Moving Closer

mountains and lttle flowers

Moving slowly it seems

but moving closer

One day at a time

to the edge of the cliff.

Like a turtle

Close to the ground

I cannot see far ahead,

Until I climb upon a knoll.

Then I see open spaces

Filled with vast beauty

Hazy at times

Like misty mountains

Off in the distance.

But when I look

With my mind’s eye,

Yellow angels dance

Just beyond the edge.

They beckon me home

To my cozy cottage

Where a secret doorway

Opens to a place

I’ve only glimpsed

A place of possibility

Where lush green trees

Grow ripe fruit

And knowing birds

Sing heart songs

Of wings ready

For take off.

More peace

More freedom

More of the me

I was meant to be

Waits there

With open arms.

 

2016 will be a year of big changes in my life. I am thankful for all of you who support and encourage me in writing which is a big part of the creative life that waits for me. Thank you for being part of the journey! And thank you for sharing your own thoughts and adventures!

Happy New Year!

A Relaxing, Frugal Honeymoon

Good memories of our honeymoon in December of 2012.

Anything is Possible!

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I’ve never been to Key West. To be honest, I didn’t want to go that far, hearing it was a rambunctious sort of place.

About three years ago, when my husband and I were looking for a honeymoon spot, he wanted to stay in the US. Both of us being rather frugal, we looked for somewhere not terribly far away from where we live. He suggested the Florida Keys, where I’d never been.

Hilton beach buddyI wanted to relax in a natural setting, and searched the internet for months without finding what I was looking for. Then I started playing with Google Earth, zooming in on areas that had a lot of trees. After weeks of searching, I found an area on Key Largo that looked promising. It turned out to be the Key Largo Hilton which prides itself on it’s natural environment.

I wanted to feel like I was close to…

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Release

I would like to use this as a meditation, as a way of loving me, restoring balance, reclaiming sanity.

Radiating Blossom ~ Flowers & Words

I lay myself down
on the welcoming
ground, the earth’s
spine becoming mine.

Peace seeps into
heavy limbs and
slows my heartbeat
to the pace of nature.

I take refuge
in the quiet, and let
my burdens go,
one by one, until
the earth and I
both float in the
same vast and
holy silence.

~~ Danna Faulds ~~

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Correctness or Compassion?

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I had to do it.

Well, I didn’t really.

But it was the  correct thing,

To please the system.

It did not please the pauper

Who thought I was a bitch.

That’s a good thing, right?

Because I  used to be too nice.

Sometimes you have to be hard.

But in succumbing to the system,

I lost ground on compassion

And had to fix the damage.

Was the damage a natural consequence?

Shaping the desired behavior?

Perhaps.

But Jesus would not have tried so hard to please the system.

Jesus was a rebel with compassion for the poor,

Working outside the system.

 

The wise men,

who followed the star to Bethlehem,

paid homage to the Christ child,

then went home a different way

instead of telling Herod where he was.

Did they worry about getting in trouble

with the system?

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The lessons:

When correctness conflicts with compassion,

Listen to the voice of compassion.

Forgive everyone,

including yourself,

For not being perfect.