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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Friday Poetry ~ After The Rain

 

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AFTER THE RAIN

The clouds are gone
The sky is blue
The light shines
Its dusty hue
The ground shimmers
Its aura wet
Drops of rain
Not dried up yet
But colors deepen
Air fresh again
A world cleansed
After the rain

by MarDrag

 

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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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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

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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!