Monday Message

 

Good Morning my lovely readers,

Usually I start out with our weekly Monday message but I have a different message this morning.

I have taken a bit ill and it looks like I won’t be posting for about a week, unless I can get back here sooner. If not, I will be back as soon as I can. I wish you all the best and know that I am sending love to you all and hope that all is well with you for the week.

Blessings!

By From the Desk of MarDrag

Thoughts For The Day Re~Post

 

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“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.” ~ Goethe

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

I like this quote because it encourages us to think about how we treat people. Do we consider and judge them by their weaknesses and failures…and treat them based on that? Or do we consider them, with no judgment, by their strengths and successes, and treat them according to those? In today’s world, I see more people judging others with a negative eye…and would that I could herald this message of Goethe’s…to treat people as if they are already the dream they hold of themselves, and so, help them become that dream, what they are capable of being. It is what we would wish for ourselves, is it not? Something to ponder.

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“Your task is not to seek for love…but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Rumi

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

It is not Love that is the culprit for being kept from us. It is the walls, barriers and dams that we build along the way that keeps it from reaching us. We think we are being wise by protecting our hearts…but Love is not meant to be harnessed and controlled. Love is meant to descend on us, rush on us like the wind, find the deepest chasm of our heart and invade it. It is a risk…but those stones that we build our walls with are cold bedfellows. Our task is to seek to remove the barriers…and Love, in its wisdom, will then find its way.

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“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But, there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.” ~ Alan Cohen

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

We all want to feel safe, content and secure…to have our lives be a comfortable fit. And we are most comfortable with that which is familiar. This is why change can be difficult…to initiate or manage. Decisions are agony when we are faced with leaving our security for a new adventure. We would rather stay with what is familiar, even if it is no longer serving us, or good for us, or promoting growth. But as the quote says…if it is no longer meaningful…than its security has become false to us, and we are only fooling ourselves so we do not have to move. But…for each false security we are brave enough to let go of…another is created that is better for us. We must Trust ourselves to know that when we let go…there is something else to catch onto. We will always find a place to land.

Blessings!

Tuesday Affirmations ~ Precious Moments

 

 

Eternity

I find this passage to be so beautiful, I had to share it. If you have not read this author, I highly recommend him. He speaks here of the whirlpools of Infinity and Eternal Life. Those are two huge concepts, and take us a lifetime to understand them. And within the huge vastness of the Universe, and the wide expanse of ideas, concepts, and visions about our Universe, how big it is and what it contains…are we Travelers, seeking our paths and trying to fit in somewhere in these cosmos.

When we look from that perspective, it shows us that, while this moment may be a small blip on the vast clock of time…it is an important moment. Make it count. Love, Live, Share these Precious Moments with all those around you. Do good in the face of so much darkness. Make your parenthesis in Eternity Precious.

Blessings!

Monday Message ~ Rune ~ Harvest

 

Good Monday Morning! This week, we consult the Runes for our weekly message. And so, with my well-used, tattered and worn “Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum before me, I tumble the stones in their bag until one finds its way to my palm. The Rune that shows itself for us today is:

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Jera ~ “Harvest, Fertile Season, One Year”

Message (paraphrased): “A Rune of beneficial outcomes, Jera applies to any activity or endeavor to which you are committed. Receiving this Rune encourages you to keep your spirits up. Be aware, however, that no quick results can be expected. A span of time always is involved, a full cycle of time before the reaping, the Harvest or deliverance.

You have prepared the ground and planted the seed. Now you must cultivate with care. To those whose labor has a long season, Jera offers encouragement of success. Know that the outcome is in the keeping of Providence and continue to persevere.

Remember the farmer who was so eager to assist his crops that he went out at night and tugged on the new shoots. There is no way to push the river; equally you cannot hasten the Harvest. Be mindful that patience is essential for the recognition of your own process which, in its season, leads to the Harvest of the Self.”

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

This is a perfect Rune to come across our Monday Message as we enter the season of the Harvest. The colors are beginning to change to their vibrant oranges, yellows, and browns. The air is getting a bit crisp, and leaves are crunching under warm (but cute) winter boots.

The season of the Harvest, when all we have planted and nurtured is gathered and sorted. Some of the Harvest we keep, while other things that did not turn out, or grow right, or deliver growth are put in the compost pile to grow rich in another form.

And still, there is the element of time we must cultivate with care, because some Harvests just cannot be rushed. We cannot pull the shoots from the ground before they have fully grown. If this is a concept in your life, relax, and allow the Harvest to flow in the way it is meant to for you. Be patient with your growth.

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Above all, Jera sends us encouragement. If we persevere, cultivate our lives and allow them to grow like the shoots in our garden…in their own right time…then our season of the Harvest will be Abundant.

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Blessings!

Weekend Inspiration ~ Seek The Sound of Your Soul

 

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Last week when I was sick, I had some unexpected downtime that I needed to spend relaxing…a luxury for me. Though I could have picked a better way to get it, eh? During that time, I had some deep meditations and used them to explore my body and do some healing. I talk about the Soul a great deal, and how we should be in tune with it and know its voice. But, during this downtime, I really got to listen. It was an interesting experience and experiment, because we think we access our deepest selves…until we go deeper.

We live amid so many distractions these days…from every possible corner of our lives. But, we mustn’t forget to Seek The Sound of Our Souls…what they say to us, how they sing to us, and how they guide us. This weekend…listen for the Sound of Your Soul…and see what it has to reveal in the whispers and calls as it bubbles up to greet you. Blessings!

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Thoughts For The Day

 

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“Adaptability: A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.” ~ W. R. Inge

from The Desk of MarDrag:

Everyday we are faced with Life Circumstances. Some are positive. Some are negative. Some we can change. Some we cannot. But the key to managing any and all circumstances…is Acceptance of them…and Adapting to their affect. To either embrace a circumstance, or to change one…the first step is to Accept it as a reality. It is happening. And then Adapt to it, as the water does to the vessel…Accepting its weight, girth and presence. It is then that we can see what measures to take. We must be fluid, like the water, and allow Wisdom to flow within our vessel, our soul, to aid us on our Journey.

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“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” ~ Buddha

from The Desk of MarDrag:

Be in the moment! Each and every moment is a gift to be treasured. If we spend too much time pining for or regretting the past, or worrying about the future, we will miss the greatness of this moment. Don’t look away…what if what you want is ready to happen now…and you are too busy looking backward or forward to see it? Don’t miss the magic of your life this moment has to give.

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“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” ~ Jimmy Carter

from The Desk of MarDrag:

Take a chance. Take that chance you have been mulling over. That voice you hear full of fear and keeping you from doing it…that voice is a false voice. It only tells you to fear because it is afraid you will stop listening and it will cease to exist. As the quote says…if we never go out on the limb, take a chance, we will never know what fruit our actions would bear. Never knowing is far worse than trying and failing. Remember, the mighty and magical Oak begins as a tiny seed too.

Wednesday ~ “Getting Over The Hump Day” Humor

 

Hey, Hey, Hey…what day is it? Hump Daaaaay! I told you I would be back with the Wednesday humor post and I shall not disappoint. I am on the mend…I wish it was easier to go right back to maximum energy…But it is good to be back. I hope everyone is well…and you get a lot of laughs from the post today. Love and Blessings and Laughs to you!

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Monday Message to My Readers

 

Good Morning! I have been absent a few days and I have missed being here! I have been unwell, and though I am on the mend, I still cannot sit long at computer. In a day or two, I will be right as rain, fit as a fiddle, gay as a grasshopper…and will be back with fresh posts, and of course our Wednesday Humor. Thanks for being patient.

For today, I did not want to leave you without a Monday Message.  This is one of my favorite…and I send it out to you today with all the Love in my Heart…because you are all amazing and should enter your day and week remembering that and living by it. Many Blessings and Love!!

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Thoughts For The Day

 

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“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~ Winston Churchill

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” ~ John C. Maxwell

“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our world; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed.” ~ Earl Nightingale

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MarDrag’s Thoughts:

I know…it is quite difficult to have a good Attitude in the face of all that has been and is going on in our worlds and The World. When we look around, we get frustrated and sad and sometimes depressed and we may even feel some hopelessness…like how can we possibly come back from all of this in a positive way. And so…what difference does it make if we have a good attitude? Everyone else has a bad attitude and are cranky and mean…so why shouldn’t we and why should we care.

But…the thing is…we should care…deeply. Because all of the energy our attitudes create goes out streaming into the world and adds to what is already out there. And…it affects our own lives too. In order to change the attitude in the world, we need to have a good attitude in our own lives.

What we feel perpetuates. It draws like to itself. If we have a bad attitude, we will draw to us people and circumstances that align with that attitude. If we smile, and have a better attitude, it changes the grid and waves of energy around us, and we draw in people and circumstances that align with those waves. And who does not want to live a life in the waves of better feelings…a better attitude? And, it catches, like a spark to a string…and can ignite a pattern of love and positive energy that could reach many people, as well as ourselves.

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So, if just for today, and one day at a time…let us see what we can change when we adopt a positive and loving attitude. No matter what is going on…the one thing we have complete command over that no one else does…is our own Attitude. If we feel the need to control something when everything else seems out of control…let that be our Attitude. It is the one personal, individual thing that no one else can control, change, or take away from us. So…make it the best Attitude it can be.

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Blessings!