Dare To Dream of a Different Life

 

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Yesterday’s blog post was about New Beginnings and clearing out the old to pave the way for a new path so that new experiences and manifestations have room to come through. So too, if we want to change our lives, and the world, we must first…

Dare To Dream of a Different Life…

The greatest changes, accomplishments, and successes in our lives all begin with our dreams and desires that our life can be different. And that comes from daring to look outside the perimeter of our current existence and believing that there is something more, that our lives can be richer, fuller, and we can live more in tune to our true self, our true purpose.

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We can get stuck on the hamster wheel of life, scurrying every day to get through. And, with the world events and concerns we are now faced with, it may be difficult to look “out there” and see that the positive and possibilities are still available. And there is some fear too, about how things may turn out. This is why it is so important now, to…

Dare To Dream of a Different Life…

Dare to imagine that our life and the life of this planet…can be different than where it looks like it is going.

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Great change will grow from those dreams…and those who Dare to Imagine the world a different, kinder, gentler place. We must not get mired in the negative energy and forget to DayDream…to keep our Imaginations full of the ideas, dreams, notions, and concepts that make our own individual worlds, and the greater world, a better place. From our Imaginations and Dreams are born the ways and means to make them happen. And the more we exercise our Imaginations, the greater the potential for amazing ideas to grow and manifest. And every thought and action that flows from that creates a stream of energy that pushes back the negative forces. It makes a difference. Believe that.

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Let us fill our worlds, and the greater world, with the amazing, technicolor, spectacular, magical burst of our Imaginations to…

Dare To Dream of a Different Life.

Blessings!

Monday Message ~ New Beginnings

 

Good Morning! It is the start of a new week, and time for our Monday Message. I turn to the Runes this morning for what wisdom they shall give and, as I draw a stone from its velvet perch, I seek the message from “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum. Here is what they say:

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Inguz: “Fertility, New Beginnings”

Message (paraphrased): “This Rune is akin to the moon, the intuitive part of our nature, with its urge toward harmonizing and adjusting in the sphere of personal relationships, with others as well as ourselves.

The completion of beginnings is what Inguz requires. It may mark a time of joyous deliverance, a new life, a new path. A Rune of great power, drawing it means you now have the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new beginning. Above all, completion is crucial here. It may be timely that you complete a project now…and if so, make that your first priority. Perhaps a difficult state of mind can be resolved, clarified, turned around. The appearance of this Rune indicates that you must fertilize the ground for your own deliverance.

Inguz signals your emergence from a closed, chrysalis state. All things change and we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. As you resolve and clear away the old, you will experience release from tension and uncertainty. You may be required to free yourself from a rut, habit, or relationship that was proper to the self you are leaving behind.

Inguz counsels preparation. Be centered and grounded, free yourself from all unwanted influences, and be prepared to open yourself to a new beginning with calm certainty.”

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

Life is a cycle of New Beginnings, Experiences, Completions, and New Beginnings again. We follow this pattern over and over. And today…Inguz is telling us we are ready for the completion of a beginning so that we may have another new beginning. That might make our heads spin…but there is great truth in it.

The main message here from Inguz is that, in order to move forward with clean, clear energy…we must complete what we have already begun to make way for that new part of life, the new path. It is always best, when moving on to new things, to finish, what we had started before, so that we can complete that cycle and leave nothing in the way of a fresh start. We do not want to bring with us into a New Beginning anything that belongs in the past, or is not resolved. It will muddle and confuse us in the Light of a New Chapter. If you think about it…each chapter of a book is, in itself, a complete work…with the end of each chapter having its “last word” which leads us to the beginning of a new chapter, a new work on its own. And those chapters link together to make an entire book, and entire life. If we stand back and observe the book as a whole, much like our lives, we will see that each chapter flows with a new page through to the end, and then begins again anew.

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The other message today from Inguz is one of Strength. It signals the end of a “frozen state”. Leaving this “closed” state, breaking through it, gives us Strength and Energy. There is so much truth to the statement that we cannot live permanently amid obstructions. The good times may pass…but so do the difficult times. There is always passage beyond obstructions. What we need to be aware of is…how do we pass through them? Inguz suggests that we pass through them by releasing the old, letting go of what created them, and cleansing and grounding ourselves in preparation for a new path. When we clear away the old, we relieve ourselves of the stress of holding on to something that belongs to the past, and we free the space for something new to replace it.

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So, we prepare ourselves for a New Beginning. Put our focus on clearing out anything that no longer serves us…an attitude, thoughts, a job, people, old ideas of self…anything that belongs to the old self. In the act of clearing, tension releases, we feel better, and the New Beginning can take root in new and clean energy.

Blessings!

Weekend Inspiration ~ Signs of Life

 

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“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ~ Haruki Murakami

“I look for a sign. Where to go next. You never know when you’ll get one.” ~ Jillian Lauren

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Life is full and rich…and filled with Signs that can guide us, if we pay attention. Some are huge and hit us square in the face…and some are subtle and hard to catch because they want our full attention…here in the moment…not distracted by the mental chatter that keeps us off balance.

Sometimes life is random…but then there are Signs, Coincidence, Synchronicity, and Serendipity. Kismet if you will…when all the messages, energy, and purpose collide in one spectacular creation that gives us the gift of manifestation of dreams and desires. If we focus, and pay attention, and look past all the distractions…we can catch those Signs and make them work for us.

What Signs of Life will you see in your world today? Blessings!

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Thoughts For The Day

 

 

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall

“The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.” ~ Helen Keller

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MarDrag’s Thoughts:

Every day, we labor in our efforts with family, in work, and on our spiritual paths. Sometimes, it feels like we move through these efforts on auto pilot, taking care of what we must, but not considering the affect it has around us because we are so busy “taking care of things”.

But…no matter who we are or what we “do”…we always have an impact on the world around us. We are all energy, and energy moves in waves, so those waves undulate and bump into each other and change the way the energy moves. Even when we think we are curled up in our own worlds and focusing there…we are always touching other worlds too.

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Our energy leaves an impression in the flow of energy that pulses around us…even when we do not think we have an effect. Or are not aware of it. If we integrate that little bit of consciousness on a daily basis, we can gain clarity which will help us be in the moment and consider what energy we are “putting out there”. And, we will become more aware of our inner thoughts and intentions, so that we can make better choices about what we think, how we act and react, and how we treat ourselves and others.

Because…every day…we make a difference in the world around us. What kind of difference do we want to make?

And make no mistake…all of those little pushes that we make every day to grow, help, and change the world around us count. It makes a difference. We are all heroes just for getting up in the morning and facing each new day with good intention and courage.

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Know you make a difference and move the world along, no matter how insignificant you feel. Your energy touches the world and contributes to its path. Be the hero that you are…and make that difference a good one.

Blessings!

Wednesday ~ “Getting Over The Hump Day” Humor

 

Good Morning! Our weekly humor break is here…and I have something a little different for you today. In scouring the internet for funnies for this week…I found very few , and they were not that funny. The internet lost its funny bone this week, so I went thinking about something new I could bring you. If you have not heard of these little fellas in the video’s…Hoops and YoYo by Hallmark…then you are in for a treat. They are HILARIOUS…so enjoy watching these (very short) cartoons. I am sure they will bring you some belly laughs…and you will want to share them.  Have a great day everyone! Blessings!

 

 

 

About This Energy! Re~Post

 

Good Monday Morning! At the request of a few readers, I am reposting this message about the current energy as we begin another week in this crazy mixed-up world we live in. I hope it helps, and gives us some peace as we navigate through our daily lives. Many Blessings to all of you!

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I am writing this post as a bit of a message from me…no cards, Runes, or oracles today. Just me.

The current energy flow is knocking us around…tossing us like leaves on a windy day. We get up in the morning and try to be “normal”…but this energy that is permeating our world seeps in and begins to take over, and we are affected by it. With all that is going on around the world…this flow of energy is dastardly. Everyone is feeling it. And having a rough time managing through it. World events, weather, and personal woes have accelerated with this energy, and it “looks” like no matter what we do, it is difficult to rise above it. In my work these recent weeks, I find myself repeating and reinforcing the same message, reminding people of a few things that will help with this process, and encouraging everyone to stick to these things, to not allow the rampant forces to overwhelm us. I share those things here too, in hopes it will help in some small way.

The most important thing is…we do not have to allow this energy to take over our lives. Even though it is rampant and strong and permeating…we still have command over our Personal and Sacred Spaces…and we must not let this energy lead us to believe anything else. It would have us believe that we have no choice but to succumb to it…but that is not the Truth. And does not have to be “our” truth. Once we take this in and believe it, we can do something to reinforce our energy and personal power.

So, the first thing to do is…Cleanse and Get Grounded. Whatever your spiritual or religious beliefs, there are processes, prayers, meditations, and rituals for Cleansing and Grounding. Do them. Often. I have just such a process I teach, and do myself, and it helps so much. Just yesterday morning, I did my Cleansing process and felt and saw the sludge of negative energy cleanse from my system and aura…and I felt so much better for having done it. I then Grounded my energy with the Earth Mother, reset my Boundaries, and declared my Sacred Space clean and clear. I was able to go on the rest of the day Balanced and Centered. Even though “that energy” was still near, I was better able to keep it outside my Boundary and not allow it to overtake my day and mood or affect how I felt and related to others.

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Much of the angst we are all feeling is not connected to anything in our own lives. I have heard so many people say, “I don’t know why I feel this way, nothing is really wrong” or “I don’t understand why I can’t get out of this funk” or “I am crying all the time and I don’t know why”. Certainly, we all have issues in our lives to deal with…but with the enhancement of this negative energy, those things seem bigger and harder to manage. But, the real issue is…much of the negativity we are feeling is because of the global negative energy that is rounding this planet. If we can remember that…and Cleanse ourselves of it as often as possible…it will make our own issues easier to handle. And…it will press back on the global negative and help to change the flow.

Each time one person Cleanses, Grounds, and gets their Light shining again….it connects with another who does the same…and that gets the Light flowing again. It is so imperative that we do not let this dastardly energy win by allowing it to take residence in our lives. Yes, we must deal with it and the world’s problems and find solutions, etc….but we do not and must not allow it to become the norm. We must fight it…and fight it by using our Light and the tools we have to keep our own space, our own lives, our own hearts and souls clear. By doing this…we contribute to the collective Balance and Peace we all wish to see become reality. That reality begins with our own lives…and from there spreads and flows into the world energy.

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So, let us each consider and focus on what we can do to keep our own energy Clear and Grounded, which helps us to operate and be in our lives in a better way, which helps the collective. It is a ripple that begins with each individual. This is how we can make a difference right now, in our own lives and in the overall energy.

Stand in the center of the circle of our life as the Spiritual Warriors that we are, raise our swords, and declare that we shall vanquish this dastardly foe…one moment at a time…one day at a time…one Light circle at a time…and as each of those connect…we begin to build a circle of a far different nature…and Balance and Peace become possible.

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(If anyone wants to know about the Cleansing and Grounding processes I teach, please feel free to contact me at the email address on the contact page. There are two blogs about Boundaries posted last week if you would like to reference that process.)

Go out in your life today and be that True Self that you are no matter what is happening around you. Remember…our Core Self never changes…it is always there to support and guide us…even when we feel everything else has overwhelmed us. Be the Light Force that you already are. Be Brave and Compassionate and Steady. We WILL get through this…and we WILL get to a better place. Believe!

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And, from my Heart and Soul to yours, I send you Love, Light, and Support! May each of you be filled with Love and Peace this day!

Blessings!

Weekend Inspiration ~ The Importance of Affection

 

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The gritty reality of the current state of the world, and some of our own lives,  can have us feeling down, overwhelmed, and tired. When we feel this way, we tend to turn inward, and find it difficult to reach out to each other with Love, Patience, or Affection. Yet, it is these things that would help us feel better…that would put that spark back into a grey day. More than ever…we need to share Love and Affection with each other…to bolster our flagging energy. Sharing Love and Affection creates a current of electric energy that passes from one to the other, and if we share this with as many as possible in a day, then we have contributed to the movement of energy that will heal this mess.

Our True Nature is one of Love and Compassion. We must not allow this rampant negative energy tell us any different or force us to be who we are not. Let us dip into the never-ending flow of Love that springs from our bottomless well, for it is there. And this weekend, and every day…show Affection for ourselves, our loved ones, and those who are without Love in their lives.

Hug A Human Today!

Blessings!

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Friday Poetry ~ Chains

 

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Dear Self

Oh dear
Dear self
What chains have I wrapped ‘round thee
Twisted
Bound thee from thy freedom
Holding thee
Lamenting thy true nature
As I stutter and stumble
For the causing of those chains
In rapt attention to their lot
In feverish passion to unravel their mystery
Near forgetting the freedom
Kept within
Haplessly leaving thee bound

by MarDrag

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