A New Year

This image is one I posted on December 31, 2012 when I was doing a photo a day for the whole year. It applies now just as it did then. A simple wish that you, my fellow bloggers and faithful readers of this blog, will have a most prosperous and wonderful New Year. May it be filled with everything you wish for. We are all kindred spirits and I am grateful to be part of your world. God bless you and keep you in His loving protection. Thank you for being here and remember to be good to yourself and each other. Focus on what makes you happy. Namaste’

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Lyrics in My Head

Lately hubby and I have been listening to Pandora radio and have found some really good stations. We set up an instant mix of some of our favorites like Michael Buble, Yanni, Nat King Cole, The Piano Guys, Flamenco Guitar, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, George Strait, and some really classic oldies.

The 60’s was a great time for me and the music from that decade is something I’ll always love. “When She Was My Girl” by the Four Tops played today and it brought back some fond memories of high school, friendships, adventures and first love. I can’t get the lyrics out of my head, but that’s OK. I’ll let them play as long as they want to.

Enjoy … and remember to be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Young at Heart

The Daily Post prompt today posed a question about how we will stay young at heart and our thoughts on aging. In answer to those questions, here’s my take on aging: I’m as young as I feel. True. Some days I feel younger than I am in human years. My soul is ageless; eternal. For that I’m so grateful. Can we fight the aging process? Sure. There are face lifts, tummy tucks, eyelid lifts, etc. Have I done any of those? No. And I won’t. But I will still color my hair and get my nails done. I might even get a tattoo (on my bucket list). My physical body is aging. That’s OK. It’s a natural process. As long as I feel healthy (and I thank God every day that I am), I will embrace the aging process.

As for staying young at heart, well, instead of words, here’s me “stirring the pot,” being silly and having fun. Adventures like this keep me young at heart … Thanks, Patty! (Inside joke).

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Short Story

One day a man who had become set in his ways travels into the future.

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At first he’s disoriented, to the point of becoming terrified.  He feels like he’s in a void … a seamless space, like being in a completely darkened room.

Suddenly, he hears a beautiful, loving voice. “Hello, Edward. Welcome.”

“What? Where am I? And who are YOU? I can’t see you.”

“It’s alright, Edward. Don’t be afraid. I’m not here to harm you.”

“Where is HERE?” Edward asked.

The voice responded, “Here is NOW, Edward. Confusing as it seems, humanity has had it all wrong for millennia. You all thought that time was linear. It isn’t. That is an illusion that you all made up so you could play the game.”

“What??? What game?”

“The game of life, Edward. You are really an eternal being, but humans thought it would be interesting, an adventure if you will, to separate themselves from Source and play with the ego instead. So you made up the rules of the game, one of which is linear time.”

“You see, Edward, there really is only NOW and there really is only HERE. If humans would stop playing the game long enough to realize that they are NOW HERE, life would be so much better; they would become more aware of what’s real and what’s not real. The past is gone and the future hasn’t happened yet, so what’s left?  Now … only now.”

Edward pondered what the voice had just said and remembered that on certain occasions, he had felt more “present” in his life. Like the times when he was playing with his boyhood friends, or exploring the woods behind the farm where he grew up in Missouri, or the time when he experienced his first kiss. And then there was the time when he looked at his baby daughter and saw her first smile. All moments that brought him such joy.

“I want those feelings again,” Edward said to the voice.

“It’s simple, Edward. But for you, it will take practice. Be present in all that you do. Talk less and listen more. Go within and hear the voice of your soul. It speaks to you all the time. You just need to listen. Love more. Fear less. Be at peace with your SELF.”

Be HERE NOW.  Be NOW HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Pear

Today’s image is a picture of a picture, taken in the restroom of the Wild Pear restaurant in downtown Salem. I love the downtown area because there are so many historic buildings. Rightly so, because Salem is the capitol city of Oregon.

This particular building was established in the 1800’s as a cigar store. Lovely place and the food was outstanding. I’ll be going back there again. Notice the girl in the bottom of the image with the umbrella? Appropriate – it rains a lot here!

Take good care of yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Sharing His Gift

Recently I watched Andrea Bocelli perform the music from Hollywood movies on PBS. He was amazing as usual and shares his gift with the world. I watch his performances every chance I can. The PBS series of Great Performances never disappoints when people with his kind of talent are in the spotlight.

I took this image from my TV screen while he was singing Moon River from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn.

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A Good Laugh

When I came across this image today on my Instagram feed, I couldn’t stop laughing, so of course I posted it on FB. Don’t we all need a good laugh these days? Of course some will say I’m being irreverent, but how can I be irreverent of a myth? But just in case, don’t show this to your kids who still believe. LOL …

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And if the image above didn’t make you smile, I dare you to NOT smile when you see this …

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Parrot Head

Many years ago my son took me to a Jimmy Buffett concert. He and I are both big fans. Jimmy’s fans are called Parrot heads. Yep, that’s me!

When I need a mood lifter, I listen to one of his songs. One of my favorites is Creola from his Floridays album: 

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

 

Many Branches; One Tree

Many branches; one tree. Would you agree that this describes humanity? Aren’t we all connected? I have to believe we are.

I took this photo while outside waiting for Daisy to do her business. (Either hubby or I go out with her when it’s dark because there’s been a raccoon roaming around the neighborhood lately, and we don’t want any confrontations).

When I uploaded this to my computer, it revealed the numerous branches, large and small, standing in the light … all connected to the same source. Just like us.

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

In the Light

Do you think it’s important to stay centered in the light? I sure do. It seems the energies of gloom and doom are being foisted upon us from all mainstream media sources. Once in a while I turn on the TV to check out a movie or to see the local weather and I get a sick feeling when I see how the broadcasters spin their tales of woe. Can’t buy into it that.

DSCN3830I sleep better. I meditate on peace, envisioning a world that works for all of us and our beloved planet. I envision the truth being told to us. I envision the inhabitants of earth in perfect harmony, the way Divine Creator intends it to be. That has to be my intention, too.

Today’s image was taken with my phone camera and it resonates with me to keep focusing on my “center.” To stay grounded as much as possible. Stay in the light, my friends. Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’