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BLESSINGS TO ALL AND WISHES FOR A LOVELY WEEK!

 

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Dare To Dream A Different Life~Repost

 

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As people say we are in for a difficult time, and we are, I want to say…Dare To Dream it can be Different. Now, more than ever, we need to hold those dreams high, and loud, and proud and have the courage to say… this is not how we want things to go. Out of Dreams come Miracles, Inventions, and Unexpected Blessings. Let us bring that to the forefront of our thoughts rather than the confusion and fear they expect from us. Dare to think Otherwise. And Dare to make it happen! Blessings!

Original Post: October 9, 2014

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.

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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, better 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.

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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…

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Dare To Dream of a Different Life.

Blessings!

 

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!

Weekend Inspiration ~ Possibilities

 

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Life…Ohhhhhh the Possibilities. They are limitless and always there, waiting for us to see the magic of their potential. Even when we think we have used them up, turn around, find a different perspective, and a whole new set of Possibilities come about. See the beauty of the Possibility of a moment, and make it the best it can be. Have a lovely weekend! Blessings!

 

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Thoughts for The Day (repost)

 

Good Morning! I have been battling a nasty head cold this week that has left my head in a fog…with only thoughts left wrapped in a haze of…well, you get it.  So, I offer you a repost of one of my favorite “Thoughts For The Day” blogs and hope it speaks to you again today. My Love and Warm Thoughts are with you as always. Blessings!

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“Spirituality is to be found and nurtured in the smallest of daily activities. The Spirituality that feeds the soul and ultimately heals our psychological wounds may be found in those sacred objects that dress themselves in the accoutrements of the ordinary.”  ~ Thomas Moore

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Spirituality and Healing , though it can at times, does not always come in a blaze of light or a volcanic aha moment. Spirituality  and Healing is in everything that we do, it is all around us…in the feel of the fur on the pets that we run our hands through. It is in the kisses we bestow on our spouses, children and loved ones though out the day. It is in the laughter that gurgles up from our chests when they do or say something funny. Healing is in the sad song we hear that brings tears to our eyes. It is in the spices that we put in the food we prepare. It is in the small activities we sometimes take for granted, or even dislike. It is in the love we feel for our families and friends. It is in the very breath we breathe that gives us life. So…look for your Spirit and Healing in all those mundane and, as Thomas Moore says, those “ordinary” things that when looked upon through the Soul, show the magic held within.

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“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others, but ourselves as well.”  ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

And it is when we look to those “ordinary” things and find joy, peace, spirit, and healing that we find the source of Unconditional Love. Absolutely unlimited sources of Love and Harmony are built into the senses we use each and every day. Can you find it?

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“We all need empty hours in our lives or we will have no time to create or dream.”  ~ Robert Coles

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

We live in a fast paced world ruled by technology and gadgets and all manner of things that keep us distracted and looking outside ourselves for validation…and to keep busy. “Busy” is the new buzz word. But where would all of these “things” and ideas have come from, but for a man or woman who spent some time alone and quiet to dare to dream them up? Empty hours do not equal non-productive moments. It means we are aware enough to know that great things come from ordinary minds that take the time to sit quiet, reflect…and Dream. Take your time.

Blessings!

Thoughts For The Day

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“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.”  ~ Hayley Williams

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Floating on a cloud through life does not a character make. It is when we fall off the cloud and pick ourselves up again that we find out how much power we really have. So we all need a good fall once in awhile to find out how strong we are and to tap into the creativity that builds the foundation that will break our fall the next time.

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“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”  ~ Frank Herbert

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Sometimes…things just do not make sense. And that can throw us off and confuse us. It can make us question our ability for critical thinking, which comes from our logical side. If we could only have all the answers to all our questions, with logical solutions and insight, then we might get it right, we think. But…logic goes only as far as we can see right in front of us. And the real creativity…the real universe…is way beyond logic. Look into the empty spaces, outside the boxes, and see the gifts there.

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“Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.”  ~ Steve Maraboli

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

There seemed to be so many references to “space” this week in the blog posts. And here is yet another. I think the universe is trying to tell us something! I like this quote because it is so true that judging ourselves, circumstance, or others limits our scope of understanding and therefore limits our creativity. Look at any old judgments you may be holding onto that no longer work in your current frame of thought. Once released, a space opens up to be filled with all the goodies that the old judgment told you you could not have. Let go…and open up.

Blessings!

Thoughts For The Day

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“Spirituality is to be found and nurtured in the smallest of daily activities. The Spirituality that feeds the soul and ultimately heals our psychological wounds may be found in those sacred objects that dress themselves in the accoutrements of the ordinary.”  ~ Thomas Moore

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Spirituality and Healing , though it can at times, does not always come in a blaze of light or a volcanic aha moment. Spirituality  and Healing is in everything that we do, it is all around us…in the feel of the fur on the pets that we run our hands through. It is in the kisses we bestow on our spouses, children and loved ones though out the day. It is in the laughter that gurgles up from our chests when they do or say something funny. Healing is in the sad song we hear that brings tears to our eyes. It is in the spices that we put in the food we prepare. It is in the small activities we sometimes take for granted, or even dislike. It is in the love we feel for our families and friends. It is in the very breath we breathe that gives us life. So…look for your Spirit and Healing in all those mundane and, as Thomas Moore says, those “ordinary” things that when looked upon through the Soul, show the magic held within.

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“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others, but ourselves as well.”  ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

And it is when we look to those “ordinary” things and find joy, peace, spirit, and healing that we find the source of Unconditional Love. Absolutely unlimited sources of Love and Harmony are built into the senses we use each and every day. Can you find it?

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“We all need empty hours in our lives or we will have no time to create or dream.”  ~ Robert Coles

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

We live in a fast paced world ruled by technology and gadgets and all manner of things that keep us distracted and looking outside ourselves for validation…and to keep busy. “Busy” is the new buzz word. But where would all of these “things” and ideas have come from, but for a man or woman who spent some time alone and quiet to dare to dream them up? Empty hours do not equal non-productive moments. It means we are aware enough to know that great things come from ordinary minds that take the time to sit quiet, reflect…and Dream. Take your time.

Blessings!

Finding Comfort

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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”  ~ Edith Sitwell

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“Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer.” ~ Tom Robbins

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“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

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“Dream about things that envelop your being like a comfortable blanket.”  ~ T. Devour

from The Desk of MarDrag:

I had a long, busy, activity filled day the other day and when I finally completed everything and could take a break and a breather, I looked to find some relaxation and comfort. So I gathered an ice cold bottle of water, a snack, and a chocolate and climbed the stairs to my loft, where all my treasures, books, and my desk are located. Also in this lovely space is my favorite purple reading chair. It is an indulgence of plush material and sits deep. It has a matching ottoman perfect for resting tired feet. I keep a small table next to the chair, which is positioned in the middle of the loft, and I placed my food and beverage there. I lit a stick of incense, lit several candles, and turned to my chair. I sat down, deliberately scooting into its depths to find the exact right position, pushing and plumping the cushions with my body to fit it most comfortably. I propped my feet upon the ottoman, and took several long, deep, core breaths. This…I thought…is absolute Comfort.

This…I also thought…is what we need to strive to find a few moments for ourselves every day. I know, it is difficult to find the time. And some would say they cannot find Comfort in their life right now, that there is too much turbulence.

But…there are those simple, quiet things, as simple as a favorite chair, that can make those moments of Comfort for us. And it is those moments when we allow ourselves some Comfort that keep us going, nurtured, and replenished.

So, whatever Comfort means to you…allow yourself to find it among the stressful minutes of your day. Comfort can come in many ways or from many things or people…it matters not where it comes from…but that it comes to be a natural part of our lives, our days. Especially now, gather Comfort to you and give yourself that gift. It makes such a difference…and you deserve it!

And…may you find a bit of Comfort from your visit here. Know that Love and Warmth are wrapped around you with every click to the blog!

Blessings!

Tuesday Affirmations ~ Have Faith

 

Sometimes our random thoughts can go down long winding roads and get lost in worries and anticipations that we can get caught up in and unnerve us. So I enjoy Tuesdays…when I have my set of affirmation cards called “The Gifts of Affirmations” by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber before me. I look forward to sharing their insight and wisdom. Today’s card is:

The Gift of The New: “I Have Faith In The Future I Cannot See”

The Message:  “Use this gift when you are worried or anxious. These feelings are usually caused by our attachment to either a particular outcome or to wanting to know exactly how things are going to turn out. But, we have the power to change our future. How many of your past worries never came to pass?”

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

From the time we are small and learning about life, we are taught to think about the future. And I do believe that we should consider that what we are doing right now, and the decisions we are making in the present…will shape our future. We need to be and live Aware. But…I do also believe…as I have spoken frequently here…that there are forces at work around us that also have impact on our lives that set to change things…even when we think we have them figured out. There are many “life” dynamics that have a hand on our threads as they are woven in the Great Tapestry of the Universe, and our minds can reel, be confused…with all that to contemplate.

So, it is difficult to be in the midst of a situation, or anticipate our future and not think about what will happen. We ruminate and worry and fret about why, how, and when things will happen…and if they will be as we wish them to be. It is important to set our sights on a goal and work toward it, strive to make it happen. But, with all the diverse dynamics at play, the possibility that things will manifest differently, or not at all, are present. So, this affirmation is true in that, we should not be attached to a certain outcome. What is meant to happen, will still happen whether we worry about it or not. And what if we attach to what we think the outcome should be….and there is an even better one that is meant to come about? Then we have worried for nothing and blocked up the energy flow.

This, of course, does not imply not taking action when necessary or if you know an action will contribute to making the outcome more positive. But we should take action for action’s sake, for the journey, and not “worry” about the outcome.

As the affirmation says….how many of those past worries have actually come to pass?

And I will ask one more question. How many of those worries have turned into something unexpectedly greater than we imagined?

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We like to know how things are going to turn out, but if we actually did know…then the meaning of our lives would diminish. All the lessons, experiences and growth would turn to dust, and we would never have anything to look forward to, and we would also have to relinquish our power to change things in our lives because the outcome was already known. So, why try?

So, have faith in your life, in your self, and the gifts you have that make up your character and existence. Have trust in your path, and make your intention to live that path to the fullest and best you possibly can, stay in the present, and don’t be anxious about the outcome before it’s ready to come about…and the future will rise up to meet you.

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Blessings!