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!

Wednesday ~ “Getting Over The Hump Day” Humor

 

Good Mid-Week Morning! I am back with our favorite funnies for some comic relief this week. And there are some good ones today. So get out your funny bone, set your cares aside for a few minutes, and have a good belly laugh to let off some steam. Wishing you all a Wonderful Wednesday. Love and Blessings and Laughter to you!

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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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