Posted in Human spirit, Inspiration, Reiki

Learning Grace

I learned something that left an impact on me. I thought it might be good to share, and here it is.

It’s been awhile when someone asked me for a Reiki attunement. I have stalled performing and giving it, because my beliefs don’t agree with how this person acts the majority of the time. I don’t agree with the negativity, the way others are treated and talked to, and the victim mentality that is often displayed. I feel bad karma just around the corner, but time after time the lessons are never learned and the bitterness just deepens. I found it in direct conflict with my beliefs, and viewed it impossible to go through. I didn’t know how I could muster the compassion and love that I pour into my Reiki sessions, trying to be the best conduit for divine energy to flow right through me, for the best healing to happen. I felt that my own energy would interfere, and then it hit me, and I saw a quote. A message from the universe that changed my thinking, allowing me to see this from a different angle. It had to do with grace and understanding a little more. Here is the quote – unknown.

“When you finally learn that a person’s behavior has more to do with their internal struggle than it ever did with you…You learn grace.”

This has stopped me dead in my tracks and there is much to consider. I believe in surrounding yourself with positive energy and people that bring out the best in you, but what happens to the ones not winning the battle with the internal struggle? The ones that turn onto victim alley, the one that leaves you bitter and negative? I also think that people like that need help, and that we should at least try. So, for myself I have decided to my best, considering their inner struggle and fight, knowing that it is cause for part of their behavior. I think I can feel compassion for their fight and struggle having read this. Perhaps inspiration can be given to make better choices when bad things happen, to stay away from victim alley, and head towards opportunity lane. I might even make an impact and change something and someone into a positive spirit. Fingers crossed.

Posted in Inspiration, Warriors

When the fight get’s heavy

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Heavy is the crown and yet she/he wears it as if it were a feather. She/he is you. A warrior. A champion. A fighter. A queen. A king.

This one goes out to all of you. You fighters wearing your crown every day in front of people who have no clue about what you are fighting. The ones that can’t see your struggles and what strengths it takes to make it through the day. I hear you and I see as I often walk amongst you, sharing that same path.

This one is for you, the underdogs who get up time after time after falling. Yes, the crown is heavy at times, but take a look at yourself and give yourself some credit, because nobody is doing it for you and you are, each and every day. Make them count.

Posted in Crafting, plants

Switched inspiration

Once again I find myself uninspired with words and nothing noteworthy comes to me. It has happened a few times before and I noticed it’s usually when something weighs on me. When I have something I need to process. The words fail me in times like these, as I feel unmotivated and mentally exhausted.

Another thing I noticed during that time, is that my creativity takes a different turn. I might become quiet, but my energy goes into making things with my hands, and creating. And that’s exactly what I did this weekend with my succulent project. What do you think about how it turned out?

It was fun and relaxing. It was quiet, not even music found it’s way to my ears, although such a great companion most times. This time it brought forth feelings and emotions that set of tears. I missed Mom this Valentine’s weekend.

Wishing you a great start to your week. And thank you for understanding my delay answering your comments. You know they are most appreciated and I always catch up. Thanks for sticking with me. ❤️

Posted in Inspiration, Life

Healing our wounded, inner child

Art: Nicoletta Ceccoli

Have you ever heard about the inner child? Often wounded, living deep inside of us, carrying pains and pattern past down from our parents, based on their own struggles.

With practice, we can see that our wounded child is not only us. Our wounded child may represent several generations. Outen there may have suffered throughout her life. Our father may have suffered. Perhaps our parents weren’t able to look after the wounded child in themselves. So when we’re embracing the wounded child in us, we are embracing all the wounded child in our past generations. This practice is not a practice for ourselves alone, but for numberless generations of ancestors and descendants.

~Thich Angst Hanh

Posted in Holidays, Inspiration, Love

For all my sweet Valentine’s

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It’s Valentine’s Day, a day to send extra hugs and kisses out to all of you. I love you all and thank you for all the kindness you have shown me and for your support on this blog site that marks my personal journey.

Valentine’s Day is so much more and first became associates with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In the 18th century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionary, and other gifts of affection.

I found a little story about Valentine’s Day amongst the numerous stories associated and connected to February 14th. One such story is a written account of Saint Valentine of Rome’s imprisonment for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge, and wrote her a letter signed “your Valentine” as farewell before his execution. The feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasuis in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honor of the Christian martyr, Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on that date in AD 269.

Whatever this day may mean to you, whether you celebrate it or not, whether you have that significant other by your side to shower with your love and affection, or whether you find yourself longing for that special someone, today and always please know that you are loved, appreciated and needed. ❤️🙏🏼

Posted in Spirit animals

Caught up

The great hawk has been coming to visit me lately. I noticed him outside my window several times over the past couple of days. He has a message for me, reminding me that I’m caught up in too many details. Urging me to step back to observe the whole situation and to act quickly and swift at the right moment.

Hawk is telling me to stay alert, paying close attention to my surroundings, as an important message is heading my way. He reminds me to eliminate distractions and stay on task, which perhaps is the most challenging for me as I would easily love to emerge into my crafts and the space of creation, not having to deal with the seriousness life can bring from time to time.

Posted in Challenges, Life

When trouble strikes

When trouble strikes it often requires us to be strong, to stand our ground and not budge, letting the current swirl around us, threatening to wash away, but yet hold on and remain steady.

My first real challenge for 2020 has arrived, and it is one that is forcing me to act, perhaps faster than I anticipated.

Two days later, I am still struggling to wrap my head around it, weighing possibilities and potential outcomes. Wanting to make the right decision, considering consequences and so much more. That in itself can become as stressful as we allow it to be. Listening and answering the voices in our heads that want to be prepared for every possible outcome, while the hardest part is making a decision, and is all that it takes. Once you’ve done that, it’s mostly downhill and a big part of the battle might be behind you already. But reaching that point, feeling good about your choice and committing, is the first challenge you will face.

Fact is…life is complicated. Mom used to say that it wasn’t in the cards to do too well, because something surely would come along to knock you down. I don’t really want to believe in that, but I’m not surprised to remember her words now. I know all will be ok and I can even see the silver lining. I know this is a result of things that have been long waiting to be addressed. Things that need to change so I can live my best life possible. Sometimes it requires a lot of dirty work, things we don’t like to do, so we can arrive at that point. This is such a time for me, with the difference that I now have the wisdom and knowledge to see it for what it is.

I found a little message for February 12th today and perhaps it can lend some inspiration to others like it did to me. It comes from a support group at higherperspectives.com, and here it goes.

Your low points don’t define you. The pressure and discomfort you’re feeling is bringing out the qualities within that need to grow. You’re becoming more productive, efficient and focused. Remember: you wouldn’t be going through this if you weren’t meant to grow from it.

May this message be as timely for you, as it was for me. 🙏🏼❤️🦋

Posted in Inspiration

One day it just clicks…

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One day it just clicks….

You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself.

You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things would never recover. And you smile. You smile because you’re proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become.

May you already find yourself in this state of bliss, and if you are not there yet, trust the progress and know that you are on your way. 🙏🏼