Friday, March 6, 2015

The cycle of things

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The cycle of things may have a beginning in a far and distant past, however it doesn’t seem to have an end. Like the waxing and waning of the moon, or the cycle of the seasons ~ they are just an endless string of changes in energy and appearance. And with every completion of a cycle, there is a shift in frequency. It brings about a new and different focus. We may find that we feel more apt to do certain things at specific points of those cycles, dependent on personal affinity with that very point of energy.

Whichever way you look at it, everything moves through cycles. Even mountains rise up with sharp peaks, proud and tall. Yet taken enough time they will lose their sharp edges, and eventually erode further and further until all that is left is a pleasant landscape with rolling hills as far as the eye can see.
One is not better than the other, they are just different points in their particular cycle.

Even our personal journey moves through its own cycles.
Some may call it a cycle of life and death, yet another way of looking at it is a cycle where our focus shifts from physical to non-physical and back again. In other words, there is not as much a point of ‘death’ at the end of our current journey, as there is a birth into that other world that is etheric in nature. And there our journey continues, be it with a different focus. One could say it is the ‘backside’ of the cycle we, as humans, experience.
Our problem with it may well be that, different to the cycles of the moon or the seasons, we are not as aware of the etheric side of our journey, our own cycles. We are not as accustomed to be aware of those that continue their journeys in that other world that has no density for now.

Yet there is no doubt in my mind that the journey continues, until we decide it is time to find a way to be born into the other side of the cycle again; the physical side. To be inspired in body and soul to walk the next part of our personal journey in the dense world again…

And so the cycle continues.
From birth in the earth plane, gaining all the experiences that it has to offer, learning as much about the physical aspects of ourselves and our journey as we possibly can; to the birth in the energy plane…

Endless changes in energy and appearance…
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Empty spaces

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Whenever something ~ or someone ~ disappears from our lives, we are left with an empty space.
It doesn’t really matter whether we are happy we have finally been able to let go of whatever was there taking up that space, or if we experience the fact that it is gone now as a loss. Either way the fact that the space is now empty gives us a reason to pause. It invites us to ponder that space; what has been there, why we have kept it there, when did we stop holding on to it, and what to put in its place…

And that last one often is more important than it seems at first glance. After all, more space is a good thing, right? While this is true, when we decidedly feel at as an emptiness; when it looks hollow, more than spacey, it is a good idea to place something into it that helps regain our balance.
It can be filled with fond memories, with an affirmation that we did good in finally letting go, or even with Light. Non-directed, pure white Light from the Highest Source…

However, eventually we will look at each and everyone of those questions, and perhaps wonder whether we should have let go earlier. Or did we give up too quickly? Was it enough to just stop holding on, or should we have formally released whatever it was that occupied that space?

Bit by bit, step by step, we will find a new balance. And as we do, the hollowness dissolves and a sense of freedom emerges. From that sense of freedom we can then decide what to use that space for…

Whenever we are confronted with an empty space in our lives, it means that we have embarked on a journey that involves goodbyes, letting go, stillness, the revisiting of memories, and finally a sense of freedom as a new balance unfolds.
It is a journey that has many different facets. It is like a crystal that looks different each time the light shines upon it from a new angle. Over time, as the light has touched all the facets of the crystal, it will again start reflecting its qualities ~ bringing them out into the world.

We are not meant to keep wandering around in those ~ sometimes vast ~ empty spaces, hearing only our own footsteps in their hollowness.
We were meant to be like that crystal, that, with every ray of light that touches it, regains its innate brightness.
Stronger and more beautiful than ever before!
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Friends

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A friend is a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations. At least according to the dictionary.
That being said, friends come in many shapes and sizes; not just in appearance, but also in energy; in what you share together that makes the friendship so valuable to both of you. The other thing that is an interesting variable is that some friends turn out to be life-long friends, while others, even close friends, come into your life for a certain period of time; and then drift away again. This may imply that even for something so precious as a friendship, there is a place and a time.

It means that there are friends that you have known for all of your life, and then there are friends whom you have just met recently. There are friends you have yet to meet. And there are friends you recognize from a long, long time ago…

Whether it is a friendship that only lasts a number of months, or a friendship that stretches throughout lifetimes doesn’t say anything about the quality of the friendship, or how easy it is to be good friends. After all, while there are many reasons why a friendship can drift apart, the important thing is to be good friends for that specific period in your lives when you are close. And on the other hand a friendship that lasts multiple lifetimes can be wrought with all kinds of life lessons you have decided to tackle together rather than handling them on your own; something that can bring its own, specific problems into the bond of friendship you share.
Therefore, you don’t have to always like your friends. You can be at odds with your friends, for instance over a certain situation, yet still remain friends. Perhaps because underneath everything that happens there is an inherent sense of trust; a knowing that the friendship will prevail.

When you cannot weather the storm together, you may not have been true friends from the beginning. Again, something that in and of itself is not a bad thing.

Ultimately it is good to have friends. To know yourself surrounded by those you know and trust, with whom you share a bond of mutual affection!
And the only thing one has to do to allow a friendship like that to grow, is to be as good a friend to them as you would wish your friends to be to you…
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Expect the unexpected

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Many years ago I was told by my teacher to ‘expect the unexpected’. At the time, while I understood what he meant by it, it didn’t quite ring true to me. At least not in the way I was living my life back then. While there was lots of movement going on, and change was a more or less continuous thing, everything seemed to have its place and its rhythm.

Looking back, I can clearly see that even in those days things were not happening quite the way I was expecting or hoping they would happen. It seems that some things I was really going for never happened at all ~ even to this day. While other things came in their place and came into my life without much effort on my part.
Perhaps I let go of the things I desired a bit too easy at that time, allowing myself to be guided by whatever came into my life. It is a fine line between ‘rolling with the punches’ and ‘taking guidance from the Universe’…

As time went on, I started to frame my wishes and desires a bit more careful; began to work toward them with more dedication and even discipline. I created a plan and worked toward my goals accordingly.

That is when that lesson truly hit home! Expect the unexpected.

No matter how hard I try, the unexpected keeps coming up throwing my best plans aside and taking over my life for a couple of days or weeks at a time. And when I stop and think about it as it happens, I know with total certainty that this unexpected event is where I need to spend my time and energy right now; therefore it seems I have my priorities in line quite nicely.
They are just not in line with my plans…

The question I keep pondering is whether I am ‘rolling with the punches’ too much, or am I ‘taking universal guidance’. And where does that leave my plans, my goals; what about my wishes and desires?

I have finally decided to split my time and efforts. To go with the unexpected, and at the same time work on making my plans come true. To dedicate my time and energy on my plans, and goals, wishes and desires; as well as on whatever the universe brings to my path.
It is something that is easier on some days than on others, but most of the time it seems to work out.

And suddenly something very unexpected happened; things are beginning to fall into place!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Out of sight

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The saying is: ‘out of sight, out of mind’; in other words, when something is not right in your face anymore, it is easy to forget all about it.

Truth be told, there are friends from the past that I have lost touch with. As we went our separate ways ~ for whatever the reason; moving, closing different education, different career paths, etc. ~ life moved on. In all likelihood for both of us. And as new friends took their places, new situations happened, we embarked upon new adventures without looking back.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Although that is not entirely true…
I often find myself thinking of friends of the past ~ who I have often not seen for a very long time ~ with fond memories. Seeing their faces as I knew them, way back when; so no doubt a lot younger than they are now. Children’s faces, or the images of teenagers.

Without any warning whatsoever I find that they are back in my mind, bringing up memories I never knew I had. And immediately I am wondering what has become of them…
What are they doing now? Where would they live? Do they have families, careers? What path have they chosen to walk through life?

I often wonder what happened in my life that brought them back to mind. What sparked the memories?

Sometimes it is sparked by something that was given to me during that period of my life so long ago. A birthday present, a kind remark (or even a nasty remark).

Other times it is a song that goes out throughout time and space ~ a connection of which the depth was never quite understood ~ yet suddenly I can hear that song…
It can be a song of the past; usually sparking just plain, feel-good childhood memories. It can also be a song of celebration; a song that sings of accomplishments. And every once in a while it is a song of endings; a song of passing into other realms.
Hearing that song then will give me the opportunity to tune in. To remember that part of the path we have walked together. And to say goodbye. Until we meet again…

So it seems that in this point in time it is not as much ‘out of sight, out of mind’, but rather that each of us is walking our own path. And when those paths cross (again), we remember. And whatever connection we have had in the past is suddenly back in our lives; front and center. Even without physically meeting ever again…

Out of sight, but never out of mind.
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