Dazzle The World With Your Light ~ Repost

 

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Everyone has a Light within their soul that Shines. It is connected to the Universal Light…the Divine Light…the God Light…the Goddess Light…the Earth Light…the Celestial Light…it reflects and is a reflection of the Light…however you define it for yourself.

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The thing is…..we are full of Light….we shimmer with it…and if we look deeply, we can see the glow of that Light that sparkles within us, warms us, and illuminates our beauty.

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We need to focus our attention on this Light now more than ever, bring it forward and let it shine upon this world. Let the Light gleam from your heart. Dazzle the world with your unique radiance. Let it stream over your loved ones, friends, neighbors and into every corner of the world.

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Direct that beam of stunning love and compassion as you go about every day, and let it illuminate the gloom and glitter in the shadows. It WILL make a difference, in your life and universal life. We need your Light to shine so….

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Dazzle The World With Your Light!

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BLESSINGS!

 

 

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With Power…Still

 

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I, like everyone, go through moments of insecurity, doubt, fear, and feelings of unworthiness. It is human to go through these emotions…and completely natural and normal. Even if we work on ourselves, build self-esteem and confidence, and see ourselves as successes…we still go through these moments of insecurity and questioning our abilities and self-worth sometimes. It is part of our structure, and always will be. It is what we do with these feelings and how we choose to live that makes the difference.

But…something else came to me in a meditation the other day to add to this.

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Before this meditation, I was having one of those days of insecurity and doubt. I sat down for a meditation to explore it and move myself out of that cloud. And an interesting message came from my guides. Everyone (and me) probably already knows and accepts this…but it came as a new thought to me for some reason, and I heard it anew. I was feeling low, and low energy, and apologizing for not “being myself” and operating at optimum power and strength. I felt sorry that my energy level was not at its brightest, even in meditation. And then…a lovely message spread through me…and the light bulb went on. This was the message…

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That, no matter how we feel “in our heads”…that is, no matter how low, insecure, or defeated we can feel at times…under those emotions…we are still the Person and Soul we always are…this does not change. It is only our negative issues and feelings that take over our minds…but in our heart and soul…we are still the Powerful Spirit we have grown into, that does not change just because we feel insecure.

Our lovely minds can go so many places with fear and anxiety…and try to convince us we are not who we really are. But that is just the mind. It sends us in circles up there…but down in the depths of our heart, soul, and character…those things do not change just because we think or feel insecure. We are still the Powerful Being we have always been.

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For me, it helped realizing that…even if my Power felt low, or I had a moment of insecurity or doubt, that it did not mean I had lost all my gifts. Unless, of course, I BELIEVE my own insecure voice.

Of course, having those feelings over time can chip away at our heart and soul, and we can lose a sense of our true selves…BUT, even then, it still does not change the fact that we are who we are and we have our own Power, Strength, and Purpose built in to our Being, our unique Self.

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So, for those moments, or days, when we feel insecure, low, defeated, or unworthy…go ahead and feel it, process it, and move it out. BUT…remember all the while that…no matter what our feelings or troubles are…our Core Self which holds our Power, Strength, and Purpose, and Gifts is still there, living inside us, supporting us, and waiting for us to process through these human emotions and get back to being who we really are…our True Self…which is the real success.

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So actually…we‘ve got this kids! We basically have our own backs. We have the best support we could ask for. While we ruminate in insecurity, our True Powerful Self sits patiently waiting for us to process…and is there, exactly where we left them when we went on our tangent…and nothing is diminished. Truth cannot be destroyed…it just is. So, the True Self will always prevail.

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Lends a bit of comfort to these old bones.

Blessings!

Independance Day

 

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Though there is so much strife and tough stuff going on in the world, let us all try to hold our Spirits above it, to fly freely with Love and shining its Light upon the world. Although we may think that is a small thing to do…it may be the only thing that saves us in the long run.

WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!

WITH LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL!

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Weekend Inspiration ~ Meditation

 

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We live in a very noisy world,  our minds assaulted daily with the clatter of life and the commotion of chaos. Sound comes at us from everywhere, and with technology as it is, we have the diversion and distraction of multiple sources at a time…be it phones, computers, music players, television…and so much more. We live in a time of constant communication…yet we have forgotten how to communicate…in Silence.

With all of the stimulus and racket coming at us, it is so important to carve out time to go into the quiet, to experience silence…so that our inner voices can once again be heard. If we are always only listening to the voices and sounds outside ourselves, our equilibrium of life tips and stumbles. For, it is within those quiet moments that our wise inner voice can speak to us and guide us. It is the Soul we need to remember to listen to, it speaks the words that would aid us and show us the way of our life.

As busy as we can be…if we take just 10/15 minutes a day to go quiet, clear our minds, and seek the “Sounds of Our Souls”, it can and will make such a difference in the quality of our daily life and the Peace we seek…and it contributes to the overall Peace of the planet. Take a few moments today to meditate in silence…and see what the quiet can bring to your senses.

Blessings!

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What Of This Destiny (repost)

 

Yesterday’s message from the Runes really inspired and motivated me. It also sent me searching in old blogs for this post…that I wrote over a year ago. As I wrote the blog yesterday, words from this one came to mind…and I was called to repost it and share it again. May it speak to you and inspire you as well. Blessings!

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“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.”  ~ John Lennon

“There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore.”  ~ Nicholas Sparks

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”  ~ Alice Sebold

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.”  ~ Anais Nin

“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”  ~ Garth Stein

“Your soul knows the geography of your Destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kind of rhythm in your journey.”  ~ John O’Donohue

“Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.”  ~ Daisaku Ikeda

***“Almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of ‘psst’ that you usually can’t even hear because you’re in such a rush to or from something important you’ve tried to engineer. ”  ~ David Foster Wallace

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” ~ Hermann Hesse

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”  ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

What is this thing called Destiny? We hear of it often and we are all supposed to have one. Some of us feel we know what our Destiny is, while some are not aware of where their life will take them yet, while even further, some would deny their Destiny or ignore it for many different reasons. But, we are all on some level between knowing, not knowing, and ignoring.

So let us look at the definition of Destiny, as the dictionaries, books and scholars would define it:

1)      the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future; a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency; something beyond human power or control; the inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one’s lot;

2)      the hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future; fate; the power or agency thought to predetermine events

So, from these definitions, we can gather that there is “something”…be it God, Higher Powers, the Universe, Soul Energy…whatever you might wish to define it as…that has a strong hand on how our lives move, how the events in our life turn out and the road that our life path takes. That there is a power, greater than we are, that has a plan for us, and that there is a Higher Purpose for each of us to aspire to live up to and live by. And that there is a reason why each and every one of us was put here, and if we want to live full and happy lives, we should strive to find that purpose and meet it.

I will admit I do believe this sentiment. I lived a great deal of my younger life trying to fit into a place that I did not belong. I thought I was supposed to be a certain person, do a certain job, make a certain amount of money, have a certain amount of things…and then I would live “happily ever after”. Except…I was miserable. I tried to make it work but I knew there was something wrong with what I was doing, and I did not know what or how to fix it.

But, if I were to be completely honest with you…very deep down within the center of my being, I knew something. I kept it hidden and did not let it out very often. I was, by all standards, successful, so what would I leave all that for to do something completely different? And how could I possibly complain or say I was not happy with my life? Then, events happened, an illness, and a long dark time, a “dark night of the Soul”, that was part of my Destiny to experience, because when I emerged from that tunnel, my life was changed.

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You see, deep within me was this flame…this tiny source of Light that I had known was always there but thought I couldn’t let out. I thought I was doing the right thing with the job, etc…everyone told me I was. But, it ultimately didn’t work for me. And when I was in that deep dark cavern and looking for a light to show me a way out…guess where I found it? Yes, within myself. That little spark that never left me, that burned low, and stayed with me until I could gather the wisdom and the strength to fan it into a fire…and that fire…was my Destiny. The winds of Destiny blew within me and I let them rage, and let that fire flame high into a great blaze and it warmed me and motivated me and set me on the path that changed my life forever. And here I am today, doing what I was meant to do with my life. Living my Destiny. Fulfilling what I always knew my purpose for living was…but was too afraid  or distracted by “shoulds” to find out. It may have taken me some time and hard work and lots of mis-takes, but I made it here.

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Our Souls always know and have the maps for us to follow. But we often have to change some things about ourselves before we can read the map. There is practical work within us and in the world to be done to find our way. If we ask for guidance and answers…at the very right moment…they will come. That is part of our Destiny. Each step we take, each thought we have, every move we make…leads us to where we are meant to be, if we choose to look at it that way and give meaning to every step we take. But we must become conscious of those movements to capture their true meaning and embrace their messages. Then, with living our Destiny there comes a certain peace that we are living our true lives. And the struggles and difficulties take on a new purpose.

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I have a saying that came from the tunnel: “I mean to live my true life, and I embrace the means by which that will happen”.

If you are unhappy in your life, if you question the road or path that you are on, if you have a small spark within you that keeps flickering to get your attention…ask for guidance, and then follow the wisdom that voice gives you. It will not always be an easy or smooth road, especially if the life change is drastic, as it was for me. Oh, but I can share with you, that it was all well worth it.

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I share this story with you because I do believe we all have a Destiny, a reason for being here that fits just right for each of us, a special purpose that only each of us can fill in our own particular way, and I would wish for you that you would know that all you are going through can be the stepping stones as part of that Destiny, to carry you to the knowledge of that purpose. I wish for you to find yours…and then truly, live happily ever after!

Blessings!

Thoughts For The Day

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“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.”  ~ Author Unknown

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Life is a series of hills and valleys. When we are climbing and conquering those hills, we are building and forming and creating our way upward. But, when we are coming down the opposite slope and heading for the valley…as sometimes happens in life…it looks like everything is falling apart and we worry that all that we have worked so hard to create is coming apart at the seams and we become discouraged. But if we look from our observer position, we might see that, even though things are unraveling or changing, they are actually pieces of the puzzle that are shifting around to bring about something new that we might not have even considered…had the shifting and falling apart not happened. How many times can we recall saying, “I never would have gotten HERE if THAT had not happened”? TRUST!

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“Stillness is the space that life flows through.”  ~ Marynance Schellenbach

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Go into the Quiet, the Stillness, and listen for the voice of Life, Your Life. That voice that you can only here in the silence. Ask your questions…and hear the answers that you might miss through all the cacophony of every day life. There is where the flow moves.

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“The spirit of (wo)man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.”  ~ Margot Asquith

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

One’s Spirit can never be vanquished. It is the Eternal Flame within us that will always be present, no matter how tough our lives can get. Look to that Flame for Light and Life. Trust that Flame will never go out…and watch that Trust fan the Flame into a golden ball of purpose and life. Do not focus on the darkness around the Flame…focus on the Flame and it will grow and inspire you.

Blessings!

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KNOW YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE THREAD IN THE TAPESTRY OF LIFE. DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE OR ANYTHING THAT TELLS YOU DIFFERENT…EVEN IF IT IS YOUR OWN VOICE. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

MAY YOUR FRIDAY BE SWIFT, EASY, AND PEACEFUL!

BLESSINGS!

Sunday Gratitude

 

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I have such Love in my heart this morning…I have to share it. I take it in my hands and fling it out into the blogosphere like so many tiny sparks of Light…and I hope it showers all of you and you feel the warmth and brightness of that Love.

I am so Grateful…for all that is in my life. The great things, the challenges, and the people that fill my heart. YOU…My Readers…are a special group that fills my heart and soul. I want to Thank You for coming to my blog and reading my words, and letting me know they fill your life in some way. That fills my life, my soul, so much. The best part of my day is wandering through your blogs too, and finding such wisdom, honesty, courage, and creativity there.

I am so grateful too…for my clients…I am so honored that you put your Trust in me…and that I am one who Gets To walk with you for awhile on your Journey and watch you grow, unfolding like a rare flower. You mean so much to me.

Thank YouBECAUSE OF YOU…AND ALL THAT IS IN MY LIFE…EVEN THE CHALLENGES,

I AM BLESSED!

MAY BLESSINGS KISS YOUR CHEEK TODAY TOO!

ALL MY LOVE, MARDRAG

Rune Message For A Saturday

 

Well…my blog friends…this has been quite a week! I have heard from so many people that had so much going on…and it was a difficult week to navigate. Change, in its purest form, is upon us. Movement is happening in people’s lives, whether they want it or not. Some of it is joyous, some of it tedious and unnerving. So…I wanted to seek a good message to help you handle and understand it all. I was drawn to my Runes for this one…and picked up my bag and “The Book of Runes” by Ralph Blum to see what they had to say. The one that came into my hand was:

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Teiwaz: “Warrior Energy”

Message (paraphrased): “This is the Rune of the Spiritual Warrior. Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is with the Self. Funding a will through action, yet unattached to outcomes, remaining mindful that all you can really do is stay out of your own way and let the Will of Heaven flow through you – these are the hallmarks of the Spiritual Warrior.

Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the swordlike quality that enables us to cut away the old, the dead, the extraneous. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and the molding of character.

Here you are asked to look within, to delve down to the foundations of your life itself. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. Associated with the Rune are the sun, masculine energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquest is prominent here, especially self-conquest, which is a life-long pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness and the willingness to undergo your passage without anxiety and in total trust.

This Warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although at times, the kind of perseverance called for is patience. What are your priorities? How are you using your energy? Teiwaz is a Rune of courage and dedication and strengthens your resolve in the struggle of the Self with the Self.”

from the Desk of MarDrag:

It is interesting to me (of course!) that this Rune came up because I spoke frequently to people and clients this week about seeing themselves as a Spiritual Warrior. Life movement is upon us and the energy is accelerating. As the Rune says…we are being called to look within and delve down to the deepest depth of our nature, our souls, seeking the truth of who we really are…our True Self. It is when our Surface Self is in battle with our True Self that we become confused and are unable to make things happen, or they do not happen as we wish. OR, think we wish!

Only in going deep within to get to know our True Nature can we know what we truly need…and also…tap into the unlimited and profound resources within to create and/or draw to us the fulfillment of those needs and desires. We must be absolutely honest with ourselves about our deepest nature.

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A Spiritual Warrior has the magic swordlike quality to cut through the cr*p…to cut away the old, stale layers to get to that True Nature. It is time to wield that sword and strike through the muck…cleanse it away…and allow the True You to emerge. Only then will you know your True Path. And when you do this with single-mindedness and awareness…then anxiety and stress will dissolve and you will find the gift of perseverance comes to you to aid you in walking your path in Total Trust.

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And then persevere…which sometimes means…be patient. When I traveled through the “dark night of the soul” journey in my life, there were moments when I raised my voice to the universe and wailed, “I can not take it one more moment! I can wait no more!” And then the moment passed…and I dug even deeper…and I found more patience, and went on. And…I came out of the tunnel into the Light and I am a better person for it. A stronger Warrior.

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You have that in you too! I promise! So garb yourself in your Spiritual Warrior gear. Take up your sword and fight for your life…your True Life…and then step out of your own way and let your Source flow through you…guiding you always in the right direction.

Blessings!