Finding my Bliss

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Pondering Pain, Love and the Pulse of Life



On this the last day of 2013 I got up early to meditate, I have been following Andrew Harvey's
recommendations for centering prayer meditation which involves going inward and focusing
on some chosen aspect such as love, peace, faith etc. Over the past few years I have
deepened my resolve to meditate as a means of relaxation which has helped me
enormously to get through some difficult times.

Pain seems to have been a dominating factor in my life for much of the last few years,
either physical or mental pain.  This time last year I was in such a deep dark
place feeling like I was at death's door physically, and thinking about it
now sends a shudder down my spine. Prior to this the personal
mental anguish of caring for my daughter through her own
mental breakdown was excruciatingly painful...

Continuing on this year has brought sad news of people I know who are going through their
own painful trials, having faced Christmas with loved ones knowing their death is on the other
side.  Also here on-line in our own blogging community I read about brave hearts
facing serious health scares. Sometimes it feels like the pain is too hard
to bear, there's no letup for sensitive souls it can seem!

But at the same time the days have been punctuated with joy, beauty, love
and happiness in equal measure. It has felt to me like the darker the days
appeared to be the more brilliantly the sparkles shone and the more
I noticed beauty in the pulse of life. I identify with the sentiment
that the mystic's senses will become sharply attuned to the
polarities of life for lesson learning in every season...

My meditation practice seems to be evolving as time goes on, it has taken on a more spiritual
quality not just as a method of relaxation, for example I chose to meditate on love this
morning, love being the strongest of all energizing forces, as I drifted in and out of
my meditation I prayed for clarity of direction with regard to the energy of love
for 2014. At this present time I'm not sure what this will look like,
but I trust it will become clear!!
Happy 2014 to all you dear hearts
and a big thank you for your caring presence in my life
with your words, visions, compassion and energizing love!  Hugs xxx

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Sending out Soul Sister Sparkles

This more than any other time of the year is the time to shine,
like the proverbial 'morning star' and send out sparkles...


I have been seeing sparkles everywhere and want to send them out...
Why do I want to sparkle and transmit my sparkles to you?
Because I want to catch your attention,
and why do I want to catch your attention?
Is it my ego wanting to be stroked, or something like that....?


Nothing wrong with being stroked, 
we all seek love and wish to be caressed from time to time,
we all thrive on a bit of attention, my two fur-ball boys will testify to this...


However it runs much deeper than this,
it's because we as sisters need to send loving sparkles out to each other
on a regular basis, we need to sparkle and seek sparkles
to nourish each other like loving she deer, knowing
pack love cares for and looks out for one-
another.

An interesting fact is that Does live in the same home or territory for generation after generation. 
The area I live in is called Doe Lea meaning Valley of the Doe.
My wish is that we support each other through all seasons 
to return home time after time to where the love is...

Sending to:
Postcards from Paradise

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Venus through my Window

How can you love someone you have never met physically?
I found myself wondering this evening...
I continued to ponder physicality, what is this?
I have read and I'm sure it is true that the very stuff stars are made of can be found in our human cells...
Tonight I look out with my love on our winter skies we spot the planet Venus, The Evening Star,
I am in awe of this planet's beauty ~ Venus


Every year she appears at this time, shining brilliantly and I feel very emotional because it brings me close to the Creator of all beauty and all things... Again speaking of beauty and closeness, I have never met this one person but I feel very close to her because she is made of the same stuff as you and me and the stars and she shines just as brightly shedding her light and love on all who come into contact with her...

Although being miles away the distance is nothing but the beauty of her soul is everything - we connect, like the stars, we are star sisters, sharing the same origins, so the distance and physicality is really of little concern for we connect in spirit.

Postcards from Paradise
Recuerda mi Corazon 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

The Shortest Day

On the shortest day,
I'm sending the longest love,
to Haiku-ing Hearts



Oh! and a very Happy New Year.... Late for the post but sending anyway to ;~)

Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon

Also to all my other lovely bloggy friends.....x

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Full Moon Pondering

Journeys,
ending too soon,
memories fading, already,
like clouds drifting across the moon...

Tell me please,
will you?
Where did time go?
Has it vaporized?

Or

is it in store
somewhere else
ready to rise
and flow?























Monday, 9 December 2013

SOOC Surprise

Before I head for sea, surf and sand I need to post a SOOC




SOOC
Straight out of the Camera!
Old camera at that!!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Flight of the Foxes


I have to cut my Mary Meditations short, us two are flying off to the coast where cyber-space is prohibited!!

Be back soon....

Friday, 6 December 2013

12 Days of Mary Meditations #5

Wish on a haiku
float through a window of love
greet hearts in mid air...



My window reflecting in the Christmas bauble.
Yesterday was a day of creative flow, I captured the mood and reflections...
The news of Mandela's death became all the more poignant after losing our dear Joe,
both great men in their own right, sharing a loving and giving spirit,
so I honour this week by using my window of time to share
the same message. Peace

Sharing with:
Recuerda mi Corazon

Thursday, 5 December 2013

12 Days of Mary Meditations #4

Mindful of Mary,
move gently among mortals,
make manifest love...


My mind has been heavenward these last few days,
today I have been playing with a Christmas bauble of the Virgin,
I held her to the light to photograph, I noticed the sun shining through the silver backing...
and as if by magic there she appeared the Virgin and Child peering at me from the stars!

Sharing with:

A Virgin a Day
Recuerda mi Corazon


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Mary, Mother Earth and Joe

I could not put my mind to posting yesterday hearing the news about Joe,
I did spend a lot of time thinking about him and our connection and I describe this in one word
'affectionate' he always called me 'Ms Foxy', how I will miss this, and of course everyone else who knew Joe's affection will miss this too...


The other thing about Joe that floods my mind is his capacity for the spiritual
which is an even deeper connection to me. I think about the wind, his pilgrimages to the desert on his beloved motorcycle.  His great love for Mother Earth which he spoke of in connection to Mary as being a constant motherly provider, and his closeness to all of nature.  I have been scrolling Joe's blog posts to find one that's close to my heart, that describes his desert experience, his connection to the Great Spirit but it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack so many travelling posts, so what's the message here?

It seems to me that Joe never let life stand still, that he made the most of all the moments,
that he loved and lived with great spirit and was a true warrior for Peace...

If I were to describe Joe as an angel it would be

an Angel of Peace...

Sharing with:
Recuerda mi Corazon


Monday, 2 December 2013

12 Days of Mary Meditations #2

Breathe in and breathe out,
sit with eventide Mary
open up to peace...


Sharing with:

A Virgin a Day
Recuerda mi Corazon

12 Days of Mary Meditations #1

My simple Mary,
all that is deeply knowing,
pure essence within.


Sharing with:

A Virgin a Day
Recuerda mi Corazon