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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Thoughts For The Day

 

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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“Courage is found in unlikely places.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“Be Brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ~ Paul Coehlo

“Be bold, be Brave enough to be your true self.” ~ Anonymous

“He who is brave is free.” ~ Seneca

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

BE BRAVE

The silhouette of a warrior woman with storm clouds in the background.

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AND LET US SHINE OUR LIGHT LIKE A BEACON INTO THE WORLD

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AS THE SPIRITUAL WARRIORS THAT WE ARE

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BLESSINGS!

Making Room for New Life

 

“In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.” ~ Jeanette Winterson

“The moment that judgement stops through acceptance of what it is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.” ~ D.T. Suzuki

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

Yesterday’s blog was about the Breath of Life and how remembering that deep breath can be useful in helping us connect to the rhythms of our lives and restore balance, connect to Divine energy, and clear our mind, body, and spirit. Today we expound on that a bit because…as we use our Breath for these purposes, it also aids us in the clearing of our space and thoughts so that we can overcome confusion and overwhelm and allow new energy and thoughts to come through.

The thing is…in our daily quest to carve our lives into the gem we wish it to be, there must be a process of filling up, letting go, and then filling up again. Just as we do when we are focusing on our Spirit Breath. We take in Breath, hold it, then release it and with it allow tension, stress, and old energy to flow out with that breath and clear our inner space.

So too, this is what we need to do in our lives. We ask for and pray for new things to come to us, new energy or wishes or dreams, material things, money, success, love, and all the things we wish for to fill our lives and make us happy. But, we forget that we need to “clear the space” in order for the new to have a place to come into. We forget that we must clear out the old outmoded ways or beliefs or thoughts to have a clean and open space for the new and fresh to occupy.

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My belief is that we are afraid to let go of too much because of the fear that we will not be filled up again. What if what I wish for never comes? Then I will be empty and have nothing, so I will hang on to all that I have even if it no longer serves me because I do not want to be empty and alone. BUT…that may be the perspective that keeps us stocked full of outmoded ways or thoughts, or stuck to relationships and things that do not work for us any longer, simply out of fear. If we can turn that perspective over to the other side and see that…it is in that empty space that there is the potential for everything we have always wanted to manifest…then we can see that it is ok, even necessary…to let go of the past, and let go of those things that clutter our lives and just “take up space” because we are afraid to let go of them.

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Empty space is good…it is crisp, clear, and ready to be filled with whatever we choose to fill it with. Let us not be afraid to blow the Breath of Life into our space, and when we release it, let go of all the energy within and without that impedes us, holds us tethered to what no longer fills us with love and joy, and wafts the winds of change into our lives…as we have asked for.

The idea is…if we want the new and fresh to come into our lives, then we must release the old and stale in order to make room. Something has to crumble and be taken apart to make space and material to rebuild in a new way. Much the same as what is happening globally right now. Some things are falling apart, but if we change our perspective, we may see that it is necessary so that we will have a clear space and material to build again, in the true way we wish life to be.

Breathe, Cleanse, Ground…and clear your space as you Let Go to Refill. And know that, by doing this in our own lives, we contribute to the global energy aimed toward healing and changing for the better.

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The Winds of Change come…let us use that Breath of Life to make the best possible world for us all.

Blessings!

Monday Message ~ Breath of Life

 

As I sat this morning and meditated on this week’s message, I had the urge to seek one from the animal kingdom. So I took to my “Animal Medicine Cards” and book, “The Discovery of Power Through The Ways of Animals” by Jamie Sams and David Carson and asked what they would tell my readers this morning. The card I pulled was the Dolphin. Here is what it had to say:

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Dolphin: “Breathe, Take In Life Force, Accept The Gift of Usable Energy, Touch The Invisible”

Message (paraphrased): “Dolphin speaks to us of the breath of life, the only thing that humans can not go without for more than a few minutes. We can live without water and food for days, but oxygen is the source of our sustenance. Within the breath we encounter the rhythm of energy that all life emits. In changing the rate or rhythmic texture of our breath, we find an easy way to connect with Divine energy as well as with our own personal rhythms.

Dolphin is the keeper of the sacred breath of life, and teaches us how to release emotions through breath. Dolphin creates rhythm, swimming through the water and breathing before submerging, then holding its breath for the duration of underwater travel. As Dolphin comes above water again, it blows its breath out in a manner resembling the popping of a cork. We can use this same technique to pull the stopper on our tensions and create total relaxation.

Dolphin teaches us how to use life force through our breath. It revitalizes each cell and organ, and breaks limits and dimensions of physical reality so that we can enter “soul time”. Dolphin knows that all communication is pattern and rhythm and became a carrier of messages. And that breath is the communication with the rhythms of nature.

Be mindful of your body rhythms and patterns of energy. Breathe and know that you are whole.”

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

As Dolphin says, breath is the sustenance of our lives, and of nature. By becoming aware of the rhythm of our breath, we can tap into our own personal rhythms and change or adjust them. We can also release tension and emotions that have built up because of stress or worry.

By consciously paying attention to our breath, we can help our minds and bodies to release and relax. Haven’t we all been told when we are upset to “just breathe” in order to calm down or relax? And it works. But we do not have to wait until we are upset to use that technique.

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As the message indicates…sometimes we feel we are “just trying to keep our heads above water”…and that if we submerge, we will be overwhelmed. But Dolphin shows us that we can survive those times of traveling underwater…and emerge again, able to release the tension and stress that difficult times create. And we can release it all, through our breath. It is the Life Force that sustains us, that connects us to our inner life force and feeds our cells the precious oxygen they need to flourish and thrive. When we breathe deep, we are nurturing our mind, body and spirit…in one breath.

Deep breathing can also take us through those moments when we would react to life’s difficulties in a negative way. It can help us take that pause we need before we react, and it can infuse us with clarity and calm so that we can have that moment to assess the situation before reacting.

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Breath is the elixir of Life. So feed your soul and take a few moments each day to close your eyes, breathe deeply…take the breath all the way down past your chest and into your belly, your core. Hold it for a few seconds, then let it go, like the pop of a Dolphin breath, and release your tension. See it flowing out of you as you exhale. Do this several times and feel your body and mind relax as well as promoting the blood flow through your cells. There is also the element of connecting to Divine Energy with prolonged deeper breathing.

So, no matter how, when, where or why you do it…take those few minutes daily to breathe life into your mind, body, and soul and tap into the rhythms of your unique being. Feel that deeper connection to Self as your breath flows through you. And be as the Dolphin…go with the flow.

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Blessings!