Category Archives: Gratitude

New Moon in Sagittarius is here!

A beautiful written appreciation of our omnipresent and gorgeous companion… always staying by our side as we fly through space. Thank you to the ever wonderful purpleraysblog for sharing this with us 🙂

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“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast,
knowing us in our light and dark moments,
changing forever just as we do.
Every day it’s a different version of itself.
Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light.
The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
Quote source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/moon
Photo credit: Global Love Project on Facebook

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Outer Space and Inner Space by Ajahn Brahm

Good afternoon from a cold but sunny Surrey… and wishing you all a belated Happy New Year 🙂

As you all know, I greatly appreciate the teachings of the wonderful Ajahn Brahmavamso. The Buddhist Society of Western Australia has very kindly shared the video of the Ajahn’s first talk of the New Year on their You Tube Channel.

Ajahm Brahmavamso’s talk, titled ‘Outer Space and Inner Space’, is a gentle exploration of the appreciation of space all around us – and the value of appreciating ‘just being’. A feelgood, gentle and thoughtful start to 2015 indeed… and one which I am very happy to share with you 🙂

Let Go

For those struggling with the thought of letting go… some inspirational words, shared by the amazing soul that is the beautiful author of the truespiritblog. Such a timely read and one that is so welcomed. I am sure that many will be comforted by these words. Thank you. ❤

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Blessings to all. Sharing such a beautiful and inspirational message for anyone who might be struggled to let go of something. May the words below inspire you!

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She let go.

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.

She let go of the judgments.

She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice.

She didn’t read a book on how to let go.

She didn’t search the scriptures.

She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back.

She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She…

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About Your Superpower 💫

Such beautiful and wise words from dearest Sheri. We are all amazing souls… and should always remember that. Thank you everyone for being you 🙂

Outside the Lines

Oh, how this sums me up perfectly… the woman who never fitted in yet has now embraced that fact with open arms 🙂 And do you know what? It’s perfectly fine being yourself. Thank you, dearest Pat, for such a beautiful poem 🙂 x x x

Source of Inspiration

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I’ve spent a lifetime
trying to color within
the lines, yet knowing
I’m an outside -of-the-line gal.

I did not do well
at fitting in
being popular
never elected queen
of this or that.

Many people have
disapproved of things
I’ve said and done
which tells me that
I’m better at coloring
outside of the lines
than I thought.

There is a price to pay
but I wouldn’t want it
any other way.

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… from my Beautiful Surrey (Part Two) …

Good afternoon from a beautifully warm and sunny Surrey.

As all of my dear friends here are aware, I love sharing photographs of this amazing county, which nestles comfortably beneath the bustling cityscape of London. Yesterday evening, we enjoyed a lovely family evening relaxing alongside the River Thames in Shepperton. It’s hard to believe that this very area was so badly flooded during the earlier months of this year.

The photogenic scenes were captured near the incredible Thames Court Inn, an immensely beautiful building in its own right which I hope to photograph when we next visit this very peaceful area. We were also so wonderfully blessed by the presence of a beautiful swan, who seemed to be quite adept at posing for the odd photograph or two 🙂

I am not the world’s greatest photographer but I hope the photos capture the sheer poetic essence of the area… and provides more clues as to why I am so in love with this beautiful county of Surrey.

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Overcoming Phobias – Talk by Ajahn Brahmavamso, Buddhist Society WA

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Good evening from a gorgeously warm and sun-kissed Surrey and I’m hoping you’re all enjoying your weekends.

You may have noticed that I have been posting a few articles related to soulmates, past life studies or reincarnation. These subjects have formed the epicentre of deep conversations with my Sister and Grandfather many times over the years. However, in recent times, the conversations with my Sister on these subjects have intensified in depth and focus, primarily because it is becoming apparent that… for want of a better expression… I am beginning to recognise a situation in my own life which falls under the past life/soul grouping category. I will attempt to cover my own thoughts on the subject in a later blog, which I hope to complete this week… and it may well become the most challenging, emotive blog I have posted to date.

However, I digress…

My intense studies into the subjects, accompanied with an ever deepening need for a stronger spiritual direction in my life have happily led me to the incredible talks held by the wonderful Ajahn Brahmavamso at the Buddhist Society in Western Australia. I have enjoyed listening to many of the incredible You Tube videos lovingly shared by the Society on their You Tube Channel. Due to the intensity of the recent studies, I have enjoyed listening to the Venerable Brahmavamso’s guidance, delivered in such a beautifully humorous, yet quintessentially English way.

The video sees the Venerable Brahmavamso sharing his thoughts on how to overcome the fears which can completely overtake the lives of those afflicted by phobic conditions. The past lives association is one of the many themes explored within the video.

I am delighted to share the video with you all and it raises plenty of food for thought. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

The Journey

A simple message.. yet a simple message full of wisdom, a reminder that the life of a man or a woman is a great journey. No matter how challenging life seems to be, there is always beauty to be found. Glorious. With immense gratitude to the amazing truespiritblog for posting these lovely words today 🙂

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The Journey

I was reflecting today on a conversation I had with my favorite aunt a few years ago. My aunt turned 80 years old this year. She told me that in life you will learn many lessons, some good, some bad, some painful, some helpful, but remember that the best is yet to come. Take everything that happens to you with a grain of salt. Try to be kind and compassionate and do good deeds even when it’s the hardest thing to do. I’ve admired her kindness, her wisdom, her spirit. She is loved by so many people. I hope that someday I have a niece or nephew or someone else who will look at me the same way as I do her.

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Can you feel another person?

This is a fascinating article, posted by the wonderful Otrazhenie, covering the gifts and abilities of the Empath – beautiful people with the ability to subconsciously tune into the feelings and experiences of another person. This resonates with me on a deep, deep level right now… a glorious study of human compassion and kindness. Thank you Otrazhenie 🙂

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From Jesus was the greatest empath… 

Neuroscientists have discovered specialized cells in the brain, called mirror neurons, that spontaneously create brain-to-brain links between people. This means that our brain waves, chemistry and feelings can literally mirror the brain waves, chemistry and feelings of people who we are communicating with, reading stories about, watching on television, or those who we simply have in our thoughts.

We may think that our feelings and emotions are our exclusive property, that they belong to us and that we alone can feel them. However, emotions can easily pass from person to person, like infectious smiling. The way we feel can affect the way other people are feeling.

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Some people are so highly sensitive, that they can start feeling the way other people feel. They can start experiencing other people’s feelings as their own feelings. Much of the time this is…

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Being for each other…

To dearest Ganesh. Thank you for this beautiful message. Heal ourselves and the whole world blooms. So simple… Willow x x x

Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

Sacred Geometry

You are me, and I am you.
Isn’t it obvious that we “inter-are”?
You cultivate the flower in yourself,
so that I will be beautiful.
I transform the garbage in myself,
so that you will not have to suffer.

I support you;
you support me.
I am in this world to offer you peace;
you are in this world to bring me joy.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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