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Today’s Note to Self™ ~Remember today, to make time to celebrate with joy, the times of change within my life that brings with them spiritual & emotional freedom~
Spiritual Growth appears in extraordinary ways!
I was finding it quite difficult to bring myself back into the Circle after such an amazing journey into my imaginary world. My spirit was desperate to stay a little longer, but my body had already taken the leap back, just in time to hear our mentor suggest that we set ourselves the task of finding a special moment of magic over the following 2 weeks. As I steered the car along the winding roads towards home, I set the intention to find something truly magical before our next gathering; something that brought a message of the re-awakening of the ancient wisdom within me. I was now getting very excited about the possibilities, and hoped that Nature Spirits would bring it to me sooner than later!!! LOL Yes, I am always in a hurry! (Note to Self – stop with the impatience!)
Well, it was the following week when my magical surprise appeared! The most beautiful and mystical black cockatoo flew into my life and brought with it such a wonderful message. As I stood spellbound watching this amazing bird, it sent out its wailing cry, then opened its huge wings and soared into the sky. So many little birds were pestering it, but onward and upward it flew with great huge sweeps of its wings. It circled above me a couple times, showing its beautiful yellow and black feathers, and then disappeared from sight. And I gave gratitude for this very special moment in time. (Thank you to Wikipedia for the use of this image)
Message from Nature Spirits:
The black cockatoo brings with it a powerful message! It brings a message of spiritual and emotional freedom to the one who is ready to listen to the extraordinary rhythm of its mighty wings as it powers through the air with ease and grace. Its wailing screech sends a vibration of joy across the cosmos … a liberating joy … a joyous cry of freedom!
Black cockatoo is here to help you find your spiritual truths, and to use these to stretch onwards and upwards to reach your dreams and goals. It is here to bring you happiness and contentment on the journey. It knows that it can, at times, be a challenge to let go of old painful emotions and fly free, but it is here to assist you to rekindle your passion and fervour for all you love to do, and help you journey with joy. The possibilities of unrealized inner and outer wealth, is another message brought by the black cockatoo. Both of these will help you to bring about much change in your life, and assist others to do the same. So today, close your eyes and see the black cockatoo winging its way into your life. You are so loved.
Today’s Note to Self™ ~Remember today, that if I give love freely, it will return to me in the most unexpected, beautiful ways~
One morning whilst out walking last week, as I was saying my daily affirmations of forgiveness, this beautiful little leaf popped into my vision, and I just had to take a photo! It really reminded me of how essential it is in our Spiritual Growth to forgive anyone and everything in this life who I have perceived as having hurt me.
At times, this is definitely not an easy thing to do, but one that brings the most amazing feelings of peace and happiness. Being able to forgive is actually giving a gift to yourself. And I know from experience that the love given through forgiveness comes back a million times over in the most unexpected and beautiful ways!
Message from Nature Spirits: A Poem titled … Dare To Forgive
It’s a long and lonely road
Until one finds the courage to forgive one’s self
Unlock the bleeding heart
Unlock the saddened soul
Release the guilt and shame that’s held within to
Discover exquisite treasures
A heart that no longer cries for what was lost
But a heart that beats with a gentle rhythm of love
No longer empty and alone
No longer yearning
A heart over flowing with the joy of living
A soul once clinging to the darkness of what might have been
Now travels a new path where rainbows fill the sky
A soul once drenched in tears now rests in the stillness
Enfolded in the warmth of peace
Free, at last, to grow and become.
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Today’s Note to Self™ ~Remember today, that even when the bridge to my dreams seems totally broken and destroyed … there is always a bigger, stronger mystical bridge that lies within my heart and mind that has the power to overcome any river of fear~
What has building bridges got to do with Spiritual Awakening?
As I locked the car, I pulled the phone from my pocket to check the time … don’t have a watch, as I feel it sometimes spoils the moment when you see the constant reminder of time!!! Anyway, for once in my life, I was running early, so had some time to wander beside the river as I made my way to my mentor’s office. Boy oh boy, did I have some questions for her today!!! And I was looking for some ANSWERS … yes, answers in capitals!!! LOL I was hoping that Spirit was prepared to help me with a number of issues that seemed to be constantly nagging me, and I was sure that my beautiful mentor was going to be able to shed some light upon what I needed to do.
What was at weekends, a very busy play area for children and their parents, was now such a lovely quiet space for me to be alone with my thoughts … and my stress! This was one of those points in my life when there seemed no way to move forward. I was looking for a bridge that didn’t seem to exist! And then, to top it all off, out of the corner of my eye, I saw this image! Without one word, it explained exactly how I was feeling, and how life was looking … broken and destroyed … or was it?
Message from nature Spirits:
A journey of discovery as a physical being means, without a doubt, that you will experience moments of feeling that all has been stripped from you, and that your dreams have been totally broken and destroyed. Nature Spirits would like to explain that this is a natural process that must be experienced for you to move from where you are, to where you desire to be. The old negative energies that you may have been carrying, must break down and disappear to allow the new energy of your desires to come into being. You cannot hold onto the old and expect the new to appear … there must be, as you would say, ‘a changing of the guard’.
This is not a time to fear! This is a time to rejoice, knowing that you are releasing the old worn out energies that are no longer serving you. Bless these moments with the goodness of the Universe, knowing that amazing things are happening! Mystical bridges are being built within your mind and your heart that will span the mightiest rivers of fear and allow you to cross over to the land of your dreams. You are sooo loved!
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Today’s Note to Self™ ~Remember today, that my spirit soars on high when I connect to the magic in nature~
Spiritual growth can appear in the most amazing ways! Today’s image has been gratefully accepted from images that are freely shared by other amazing photographers.
The kookaburras sounded the alarm just after 5am this morning, and were followed closely by the magpies’ morning chorus of song. The light of dawn is slowly creeping back into the early hours of the morning, and beckons me to come and enjoy those magnificent moments when the whole of the nature wakes with the excitement of a brand new day. Finally, as the parrots continue to pester me from the beautiful old tree just outside the window, I get myself ready to join my feathered friends, and listen to their amazing songs.
For the very first time, in this neighbourhood, I was brought to a stop by tiny blue wrens … and my spirit soared! It was such a magical moment as these tiny little birds flitted around me and through the shrubbery near by. I stood spell bound watching and listening to any message they may have had for me. In fact, so spell bound that it didn’t even register that it might be a great idea to take a photo!! LOL Perhaps though, there are some moments in this life that just need to be enjoyed without having to capture images on cameras or phones, but simply captured in the heart.
Message from Nature Spirits:
When your Spirit soars, the whole of creation soars with you … across great cosmic oceans, over majestic, silent mountains, through mystical, mysterious forests, and on and on to even experience the twinkling of the stars. Nature Spirits are constantly arranging and rearranging exquisite moments for you to connect to, and allow your spirit to soar to great heights. But please don’t allow it to just become another pretty picture which you see and then push aside to make room for your worry and stress!
Everything in Nature holds within it a message … a lesson … and an emotion to be felt! The tiny blue wren is such a powerful symbol! It is a messenger from the Gods. It wants you to know that it is time for you to vision your wonderful dreams and desires … fearlessly! Face your future and step into it with confidence and with courage, and do not allow fear to impede your progress. Remember that you do not have to do this alone!!! You have beside you, if you so choose, Spirit who is constantly awaiting your acknowledgement and requests for help and assistance. So today, find time to walk in nature … that great classroom of your planet … and get ready for an amazing ride. It is here that you allow your spirit to soar! You are so loved!
Today’s Note to Self™ ~Remember today, that my physical world is a mirror image of my most dominant thoughts and words~
Our Spiritual Growth happens much faster as we connect to the messages from Nature Spirits.
No matter the time or the season, there always seems to be beautiful leaves to find and to photograph … and each one brings its own message and metaphysical symbolism. So often I seem to come upon leaves streaked with the most sensational hues of the season, but these two little black leaves told a very different story. They called from my path in their own unique way; a call so loud and clear, and the most magical message flooded my eyes and my heart.
Instantly, the fairytale rhyme rang through my mind … ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?’ But this time, the ending of this well known rhyme was somewhat different to the one I used to say a child. This time these new words flooded through my mind, ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, tell me why I seem to fall. Why is my life sometimes filled with lack, what can I do to bring true prosperity back?’ Well, Nature Spirit always, always provides the perfect answer to every question that I have, and brought it to me loud and clear … and I am so very grateful!
Message from Nature Spirits:
Leaves symbolise so many things … letting go, embracing change, new life, golden thoughts, spectacular moments, seasons of life, abundance and a million more. Leaves happily sing their songs as they dance in the wind, float through the air on a gentle breeze, and sail on the waters of rivers that call from beneath the trees. We love using leaves to help you understand the metaphysical messages that need to be learned, held within your mind and heart, and then acted upon in your physical life. These messages can bring magical changes to all that you experience here on your planet Earth.
These two black leaves are reminding you, that your thoughts and words create your physical reality … your physical reality will become a mirror image of every thought you think and every word you speak! Their black colouring says loud and clear that if you are focused on the negative, then your life will be filled with negative experiences … life will seem dark and dreary, and filled with the blackness of unhappiness and fear! Today, we suggest that you take a look in your mirror and discover YOUR Truth. Are you seeing the most beautiful hues of every colour that reflect joy and happiness, or do you see a dark, bleak image of lack and limitation? Remember, it is never too late to change the reality of your world … with positive thoughts and words things will change in amazing ways, and in no time at all, you can be living your dreams and desires. You are sooo loved!
Today’s Note to Self™ ~Remember today, to hold tight to the shimmering silver threads that bind me to the Source of all there is, and will ever be … including the desires I hold deep in my heart and soul~
Sometimes it takes a little spider to bring us Spiritual Growth and healing!
The traffic on the bridge overhead was heavy and loud, as so many of the population made their way to another busy day of work. Brakes screeched, a siren sounded in the distance, and the world was once again racing in all directions to who knows where! As I walked my usual morning path, I gave enormous gratitude for having the time to spend enjoying a brand new morning … and a brand new day. It was quite frosty and the sun was just stretching above the treetops as I rounded the bend to cross the little walk bridge below the traffic … and there I saw the most beautiful image! Tiny little strands of spider webs, still covered in the morning dew, were looped from one branch to another and shimmered in the sunlight.
In the midst of all the busyness and noise of the morning rush that was going on above me, here, below the bridge, was the most exquisite sight that took my breath away! How lucky was I to capture such a magical moment! As I stood in awe of its simplicity and beauty, it was as if the world had gone silent, and each silver thread had attached itself to my heart.
Message from Nature Spirits:
There is but one Universal Energy that fills everything, everywhere, always, and is the Source of all that is, and will ever be! This is quite a difficult concept for many in your physical world to firstly acknowledge, and to then understand. You see, they knew this before they arrived on planet Earth, but have now forgotten.
We in Nature Spirit, like to imagine that every living thing is bound to the Source of all, by beautiful tiny strands of silvery thread. New strands appear as love pours from a heart, a smile beams from a face, a song of gratitude vibrates in the spheres, or a prayer is whispered for another. It is then that the mists rise from eyes that have never seen true beauty, ears that have never heard the songs of heaven, and hearts that have never been open to the Divine love that longingly awaits their recognition.
We suggest that you now close your eyes, shut yourself off from all the noise and busyness of the world, go deep within, and imagine your very own silver threads. Now feel them holding you with love, see them stretching out before you into the Universe and gathering up all that you may need to fulfill every one of your heart’s desires … and give gratitude that you are always connected to the Source of all! You are sooo loved!
Today’s Note to Self™ ~Remember today, to breathe deeply of the mystical moments in my life that help me understand that Divine Energy is forever present in and through all things … including me~
Nature Spirits bring so much Spiritual Growth!
This morning as I packed Bill’s lunch for his day at work, he came into the kitchen exclaiming that it would be a good idea if I just got myself ready to go walking because there was an extremely thick fog outside … he knows how much I love to walk in the fog! I quickly put on several warm layers, grabbed my trusty phone, and off I went.
It was only about a hundred meters from home when I turned the corner to follow a little path to the creek when I was stopped in my tracks by this amazing image … a truly mystical moment! The fog was very thick, but the morning light above the tops of the trees was trying its hardest to break through and illuminate my path. Little did it know that the fog was actually the one, not only illuminating my path, but also my mind and the depths of my soul. The fog had enveloped everything with the most magical fabric of Truth. I felt as if I had just stepped into another world where time stands still, and nature spirits move so close that I can feel their presence energise every cell of my body as they teach and share their wonderful wisdom.
I immediately thought, wouldn’t be great if I could just bottle this moment and bring it out whenever I felt in need of a special something! LOL But, the truth is, this was just one mystical moment in a day which is filled to the brim with mystical, magical moments! The question for me is … can I open my heart sufficiently to capture them?
Message from Nature Spirits:
Divine substance is forever present … in and through everything … including you! Fog is a way that we can remind you of this wonderful Truth. Just as fog finds its way in and around every leaf, every branch, every petal on a flower and every little feather on a tiny bird, so too, does it flow in and around you, filling your life with all its Divine goodness!
Quite often in your physical journey, you only relate fog to being unable to see your way clear to travel the path you came to this planet to travel. And yes, this may also be true … but we would prefer you think of that blanket of clingy dampness, as illuminating substance that has the power to heal and prosper you in ways you have never even dreamed of!!! From now on, grab hold of your foggy mornings with both hands … and your heart … and see the Truth of what lies in these mystical moments. Then open your arms to receive abundantly the gifts this amazing Universe has to offer you. You are soooo loved!
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Today’s Note to Self™ ~Remember today, that when I find the courage to love myself, vibrations of love shoot out across the sky … and the whole world beams with joy~
A huge part of Spiritual Growth is learning to love one’s self.
Why oh why does it take us so long to understand that it’s not only okay, but an absolute necessity to love ourselves? For me, as a child, I was constantly told that it was not right to love myself … and it was vanity to look at myself in the mirror for too long!!! I guess these thoughts and beliefs stuck tight, and were imbedded deep inside of me before I was even 6 years old. Now I’m sure my mother was doing the very best that she could with the knowledge she had, but it is amazing how we take on these beliefs, and then take the rest of our lives trying to turn them around and making it okay!!!
Last week, I missed my morning walk because of work commitments, and so decided to take a stroll out in the evening air, just as the sun was beginning to move down below the horizon and spend time with someone else in this beautiful world. Well, needless to say, I didn’t get very far once I saw this glorious sky!!! I found a nearby park bench, and just sat to watch and meditate on its absolute beauty. It was as if the sky of my life was filled with the most beautiful colours of love … a love that was stretching out in all directions to touch hearts wherever possible. Under that sky I opened my heart and allowed it to be filled with love … love of self, and love for the world … and I was sooo grateful.
Message from Nature Spirits:
Do you understand there is only love for you here in Spirit? We truly admire your amazing courage in making the choice to grow through experiencing life in the physical realm. We understand that it is not easy, and that you learn through challenges and struggles which, over time, help you to grow your level of consciousness and become an even greater spiritual being. We are here ready to assist with your journey, and only await your request for help.
This beautiful image is inviting you to learn a little more of love, and to remember that your whole world is filled with love. Growth begins with acceptance of this love! But love must grow from within your very own being … it must start with you, loving you! As you grow in your understanding of self, you will come to know that you are a divine being worthy of every tiny drop of love that this wonderful Universe has for you. Slowly, you begin to vibrate love out to all that surrounds you, and draw back to yourself wonderful loving experiences with family, friends, and that special someone with whom you wish to share your life. As this beautiful image shows, the loving skies of your life will be seen from afar as you paint a picture of the true essence of you. You are sooo loved!
Today’s Note to Self™ ~Remember today, that taking time each day to live ‘in the moment’, allows me to experience the most mystical images that feed all my senses with a little taste of heaven~
Through the wet muddy grass and into Spiritual Growth.
I sometimes wonder just how Mother Nature creates such beautiful images in the most unexpected ways and the most unexpected places. I happened to be scrambling through bushland, with my shoes covered in mud (the most fabulous old worn out shoes that have taken me places well and truly above and beyond the call of duty! LOL) and my socks feeling extremely wet, when I came across this mystical image. The sun was stretching its magic wand through the thick foliage of the trees, and touching grasses and leaves with its beautiful rich, golden light.
I would have to say, as my eyes became glued to this beautiful sight, I felt all my little concerns melt away; I forgot the wet feet and the muddy shoes, and literally felt the most fabulous energy of joy surge through my body!!! I fumbled in my bag, found the i-phone, and then took the photo … looked down to put the phone away … looked up, and the golden light was gone. How blessed I was to have witnessed and felt such a magical moment!
Message from Nature Spirit:
Every single moment is a moment of magic in nature. There is always the opportunity for you to not only capture these moments, but to also grow spiritually through these experiences. As each element in nature joyfully plays and dances its dance of life, it connects with all the other elements around it, and the vibrations of joy and happiness that they exude, form miracles that you can then experience through all your physical senses … and your heart.
The sun symbolises life, power, strength and energy, and this is exactly what you can see within this image … those beautiful golden rays stretching towards you wanting to fill your life with an abundance of goodness. But, without taking the time to be truly aware of the sun and the exciting gifts it pours out upon Mother Earth, you will miss the magical moments that can bring you so much joy. It is all about living in the moment, and not living in the, “what am I going to do about this, or what am I going to do about that” negative thoughts, stresses and worries!!!
There is a sun inside you just waiting to rise above the horizons of your challenges and struggles, and light the path to your dreams and desires. Today, take the time to stretch inwards to find your sun, and taste the taste of heaven … it is there just waiting to create magical moments in your life. You are sooo loved.
Today’s Note to Self ~Remember today, the web that we weave as we journey through life is studded with the most beautiful diamonds … diamonds formed from challenges, tears, courage and perseverance ~
Spiritual Growth builds webs covered with diamonds.
It was -3 degrees outside at 6.30am this morning, and I must admit that it was very tempting to stay snuggled up under the doona and not brave the very frosty morning! But I knew the magic that awaited me as the sun crept up over the horizon and began to melt the silvery, glittering icing that coated everything. Mother Nature would look her most mystical best … and I was not going to miss one tiny moment of this breathtaking sight. So, on with the 4 layers of clothing to keep warm, a quick drink of wheatgrass, and I was ready to go.
As I stepped outside, the light of a magnificent dawn was slowly creeping over the horizon as if not wanting to disturb that unearthly silence, that is heard and felt, just before Mother Nature calls all the elements to greet the day with their beautiful songs of joy. I quietly made my way along the path without even saying my usual morning gratitude prayer … just experiencing the moment seemed prayer enough … I was walking through the cathedral of the Universe. Gradually the sun rose into the clearest blue sky above, and the frost began to melt. Tiny water droplets plummeted from the trees above, mist rose from the earth and floated into the atmosphere, and every blade of grass turned from silver to green.
It was then that I noticed this magical web strung between the wires, and the diamonds that shone so magnificently in the morning light … and gave enormous gratitude for its message.
Message from Nature Spirit:
The spider’s web holds great symbolism for anyone traveling a journey on the physical plane of life. Its glorious web is constructed with skill, patience and care. Every strand is woven from the silken thread which comes from within the spider itself; every strand is constructed with purpose and passion; every strand goes towards expressing the wonder and beauty of an unfolding story of creation. Then there are those times when Mother Nature breathes a little extra magic into these wonderful creations, touching them with dewdrops that shine like diamonds in the morning sun.
You too are constructing your beautiful web of life … a web that will often be broken and torn by struggles and challenges, destroyed by the strong winds of doubt and fear, pulled apart by those who love to put down dreams, and washed away by the tears of so called failure. But, just as with the spider, with courage and strength, and growth from within, you too can choose to rebuild your web … a web that is covered with diamonds. Remember, diamonds are created under pressure, over time, and with a great deal of perseverance from the Earth. We would like you to understand that the whole of creation is singing for joy at the beauty of the web you are weaving. You are so loved!