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Monthly Archives: January 2012
The Many Shades of Love
Note to Self ~Remember today, there may be many shades of love, but I can find a special place in my heart for each and every one~
Once upon a time, my Spiritual awareness was such that I would set out on my walks asking Spirit to guide me to what I needed to learn for that particular day! I guess I didn’t realize that I could actually direct my manifestations! Well, I decided to turn things around and take the opposite approach … I now set the intention for what I wish to find, and then ask Nature Spirits to guide me to the perfect image which represents my intention. On this particular day I requested Nature Spirits to lead me to at least 6 different images of hearts… I came home with 12!!!! It was so much fun finding hearts in puddles, bubbles on the creek, grasses, rocks, shapes in the trees … and leaves. Each one opened my heart a little more, as I listened to its very own unique message of love. I did actually ask for a heart in the sky … but that’s another story which I will tell in my very next blog!
Message from Nature Spirit:
As you embrace the many forms of love you see or feel around you, Spiritual healing occurs within your heart, mind and soul. By accepting that some people may have a different belief or perception as to the meaning of love, and how it should be shared and embraced, the beautiful ribbons around your heart unfurl and it expands and glows. You are now vibrating love out to the world as you have never done before … radiating love, and bringing back to you the most amazing experiences of the warmest, passionate, and tender love. Actively participating in this giving and receiving of love, will also assist you in understanding the most magical, softest shade of love – the love of self! Give yourself a great big hug today!
Note to Self ~Remember today, that by swimming out against the currents, and traveling a different path, we begin to see our journey from brand new, wonderful perspectives~
A message with deep spiritual meaning was delivered to me this morning in the most wonderful way as I was sitting beside the creek meditating. A little duck passed by….swimming up stream! It weaved in and out of the tiny eddies, swam back and forth across the creek in a number of places, and then continued its journey against the current. For just a short while, it climbed up on a fallen tree branch and rested… shook out its feathers, gathered its strength, and then off again into the water paddling with all its might to get to its destination. I watched it disappear around the bend and wondered of its dream. Wow! What a lesson this was for me! I had to ask myself some serious questions as to how I was living my life.
Message from Nature Spirits:
The majority of the population find it easier to swim in the currents with everyone else, doing what many people do in this world… exist! They work from day to day, bringing in the pay cheque, making ends meet, but never really finding true happiness. True happiness will never be found by living in this manner. You must stretch and grow beyond the safety of your comfort zone, and step out in a completely new direction. New directions bring with them new perspectives, new exciting possibilities, and new adventures.
There are many times in life … when you are looking for Spiritual growth … that it becomes a necessary part of the journey, to turn around and swim out against the currents and travel a new and different path. Yes, you may occasionally swim from side to side seemingly not getting anywhere; you may even take a rest and give yourself time to rejuvenate. But then, it’s get back into the water and continue on your journey… knowing that the manifestation of the dream may be just around the very next bend!
(Duck Tagged in this photo….you need to look closely!! LOL)
Note to Self ~Remember today, that my footsteps may feel deep in mud, but I am still moving forward towards finding my Truth~
Spiritual awakening can happen in the most unsuspecting ways! It had been raining all night long and the sky was still heavy with the darkest rain clouds just waiting for the perfect moment to empty their precious cargo upon the land below. Every leaf, every blade of grass and every tiny flower were sparkling with the happiness of being alive. I grabbed my very large umbrella and stepped out into the pouring rain with joy in my heart and a spring in my step. The creek was swollen and gushing with such an urgency, that it was gathering up all in its path and pushing it forwards. Water had obviously rushed across my usual path leaving mud lying on the pavement, and the footprints of those gone before me were clearly marked for all to see. As I pondered as to whether I should try my luck with the mud or go around, the thoughts came rushing in … take a photo … write a message! Nature Spirits were speaking, and I needed to listen!
Message from Nature Spirit:
Spiritual growth can come with a rush as does the water down a swollen creek, or it may come slowly as you wade through what seems the never ending struggles and hardships of your life here on planet earth. The choice is yours! But an even more important choice is the one you make to constantly move forward towards the discovery of your Truth. Yes, there will be times when you feel you are deep in mud, and the weight of each step seems too heavy to bear. In these moments, always remind yourself that you are not alone! Others have gone before you, and their footsteps left in the mud show that they did not give up, and they made it through to the other side. You too can discover your Truth if you just keep walking … you are an amazingly courageous being … we love you!
A Never Ending Journey
Note to Self ~Remember today, to allow myself to jump into the creative stream of life, and move as one with my never ending cycle of expansion and growth~
This amazing, unique moment happened last week on my morning walk; a walk that brought more spiritual meaning to my life. I was drawn from my usual path to an unknown area of the creek… I wasn’t sure why, but followed the pull through the shrub and onwards towards the sound of the water calling me. As I climbed up the steep embankment and finally reached the crest, I was greeted with the most amazing sight below.
My first reaction was a great big…WOW!! Now I understand why I had to be here… thank you!! I scrambled my way to the rocks below to capture a photo, and to take a closer look. A huge donut of foam had formed as the water spilt over the rocks and laughingly bubbled its way along the creek. It was now happily nestled in the calmer waters, out of the rush and hurry of those excited little droplets eagerly moving downstream and beyond… to the ocean. As I sat and pondered this amazing sight, so many thoughts came flooding in…
Does this image capture beautifully the journey of my life? ….the journey of an eternal spiritual being that moves through a never ending circle of expansion; constantly growing and becoming?
Message from Nature Spirit:
During the journey, we do at times, get so caught up in the froth and bubble of life, and join in the same old sad stories of so many others dealing with the challenges and struggles of living in a world of duality. We join the chorus of ‘woe is me’, and forget why we came, and forget that we have the power to create whatever we desire.
But then there are the times that we gather the courage and strength to move from the outer circles of froth and bubble, and enter that very special place where few dare to go… the centre of our being, where all is quiet and still, and we can hear the messages of guidance and of love. It is here that we remember our Truth and why we came.
It is only then, that we are ready to gently move our way back through the throng, and, standing on the edge, we are able to see the world through brand new eyes and jump with all our might into the magnificent, creative stream of life, where we can laugh and dance our way to our most beautiful song…… and the next and the next……
One Tiny Thought.
Note to Self: ~Remember today, that one tiny thought held with passion and excitement, is the beginning of magical dreams coming true~
Physical growth and Spiritual growth must always go hand in hand if we wish to live our dream!This little acorn was just hanging around waiting for me to come along and take its photo!!! Oak trees are simply beautiful trees… they take so long to grow into their magnificence, and in doing so, remind us of the necessity of having patience and persistence. This little acorn had other ideas as it proudly shown its light to the world! It wanted to tell us the way in which to manifest our dreams and desires … the ‘acorn way’.
As we begin to find the Spiritual meaning to things that we see or feel in Nature, (as in http://todaysnotetoself.com/open-to-receive/ ) we begin to understand that we have the same power within us to manifest our dreams! One tiny thought or idea in our mind is all that is needed for a powerful desire to begin to take shape. As we hang onto this thought or idea and fill it with joyful emotions, it will continue to grow and begin the process of embedding itself into our unconscious mind. All it takes from us, is a few minutes a day of visualising and affirming for our dream to continue growing… and set in motion Universal energy to bring it into manifestation.
Note to Self ~Remember today, as I light a candle of peace in my own heart, I radiate peace, and light candles of peace in hearts around the world~
Spiritual meaning can be found in around us everyday in nature. To create a world of peace, I must first begin by creating peace in my own life; a peacefulness that fills my soul. It is only then that I can radiate ripples of peace to the world and assist others in finding peace within their hearts.
How do I do this when all I can feel is the worry and stress of life? It is truly a matter of growing in understanding of the truth of who I am. It is understanding that I am a truly magnificent spiritual being who is so worthy of all that I desire, and that I am a tiny drop of Source energy with the power to co-create my world in joy and happiness. When I allow this truth to pervade my body both inside and out, it is then that I can live in a state of peacefulness that brings with it total joy and happiness. Light a candle of peace in your life today!
Today’s Note to Self: ~Remember today, by lifting the fog from my eyes and my heart, I am allowing the light of Truth to shine its brilliance into my life.~
Spiritual Healing can be found in the most amazing ways! I even found it as I walked in a very damp, freezing cold fog. Fog is a wonderful metaphor of how Universal energy is in and through everything… everywhere… every moment! I especially love foggy mornings, when the sun is trying so desperately to pierce its way through the thickest clouds, melting the chilly air that clings to everything, and shining its brilliant light upon the world below.
So often we walk this planet with a fog clouding our minds, our senses, and our hearts. This fog separates us from what is truly ours as a child of this amazing universe. By changing our thoughts, beliefs and actions, we can remove this fog and see clearly the pathway to every dream that we have ever dared to dream. It is time we push our way out of the foggy cocoon and allow ourselves to become magical butterflies dancing in the light of our desires.
Can you feel the magic?
In the fading glimmer of a star
Vanishing into the pale blue of the sky
In the mist that lingers on the mountaintops
Watching for the sun to dance its way onto the horizon
In the dewdrops that cling to every tiny leaf
Waiting their turn to shine before melting in the warmth of the sun’s rays
In the sounds that ring through the crispness of the early morning air
So clear, so true, from every tiny bird celebrating the birth of a brand new day
In the breath of the trees which bring life to the world
Their beauty and magnificence
In the stirring of every loving heart across the universe
Allowing souls to dance, laugh and sing
Feel the magic
Note to Self: ~Remember today, that just as the sunlight flickers and dances its way across the water to light up the world with joy, so too, do songs of gratitude allow my heart to sparkle and dance with love~
Sitting by the creek watching the tiny water droplets dancing with delight in the sunlight is such a spiritual awakening, and a magical experience. They seem to trip so lightly across the rocks, jumping high into the air and laughing through the experience of the journey. There is no thought of how am I going to get there, or why is this happening to me, or where am I going to end my journey… no, just complete exhilaration in taking part in the creation of the beauty of the day.
As I sat in awe watching this delightful dance, I had to ask myself the questions… How often do I dance in the sunlight of my dreams? How often do I allow myself the pleasure and complete joy of dancing my way through the day and allowing the Universe to create the desires of my heart?