The Story of a Message

 

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I was inspired to write this story by a special blogger friend who has an amazing site you can find here: Dreamwalker’sSanctuary . She is a wonderful artist, writer, and enlightened soul and shares many pertinent and moving messages. But lately…some of those messages seem to have been getting “lost” in the great WordPress netherworld and have not reached where she meant them to go.

This is a tale about those messages. Blessings and Love to All!

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I can feel the slight scratch of the pen to the paper, but it is not a painful scratch. It is an artful scratch as the holder of the pen forms the letters that form the words…that will be Me…The Message. I patiently watch and feel as the Enlightened Soul moves the pen swiftly across the page of parchment paper…swooshing lines into letters with such graceful movement. I sense the power of the Soul…it streams down the arm and to the pen, embodies and flows through the ink onto the page as it fashions the Powerful Message that is Me…that I will take to endless corners of the Universe.

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I can see the reflection of the Enlightened Souls face on the parchment paper in the candle light. The face is serene, as if in rapture, as the flow of Spirit Energy moves through, bringing the wisdom and love of The Message forth…to be told, shared. Would that I…a mere Thought…could tell you of the deep abiding force of Love and Pure Compassion that this Soul feels as they write Me…for it is Powerful…and needs to be felt by All. So the Soul and I feel the importance of this task.

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When I, The message, am finished…the Enlightened Soul will share me on a platform called a blog…and many will read Me and share Me. And sometimes…because I need to flow far and wide…I will look to disappear in thin air…and not get to where the Soul wanted me to go. But…I tell the Enlightened Soul here…that they are not to worry…for I, The Message, have a journey of my own…a Path not entirely known by the Soul…one I must and do and am glad to follow.

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So…if it looks like A Message does not show up where we expect or think it should…never fear…for it has followed its path to exactly where it needed to be. For it has Energy of its own to share. As It Should Be.

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MESSAGE RECEIVED!

All pictures are courtesy of Google Images or Pinterest and credited where possible.

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Monday Bucket List!

 

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about doing a “Daily Bucket List” to help keep our focus on our own lives, worlds, possibilities, and actions to help us through this difficult time. So today…I am posting my “Monday Bucket List”. What is on your “Daily Bucket List” today? Whatever it is, I hope it makes you happy and positive because that will help the world too. Blessings!

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#1 ~ Repeat my mantra when negative or worrying thoughts take over my mind: “No more fight, Peace, Love, and Light” over and over until I have Peace of Mind.

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#2 ~ Focus my thoughts to send out Positive Energy to the everyone and the world instead of angry, negative energy.

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#3 ~ Tell a joke to make people laugh and feel good.

Wishing you all a wonderful, Peaceful Monday full of Love and good thoughts!

Blessings!

Change and The Catalyst

 

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As I thought about writing this blog, the first one after a major shift in our worlds, I was unsure exactly what to say. Emotions are running high…as well as low…and uncertainty has become our bedfellow. We are faced with a path whose identity we do not know and we are about to take many unsure steps in a landscape we cannot yet see. It is unsettling…and we are not sure what to do with it all.

I wanted to write more of what I and a host of other wonderful and magical blog writers have been saying…which is the absolute truth…and that is to stay Peaceful, come from Love, and have Patience. It is so important that we make these three things our primary focus going forward. Just because what has happened has happened…does not mean we do not have Power in the situation. And we should not give up that Power in despair or loss of hope. There is always Hope and Action.

But then something else occurred to me, and it helped with my own process through this field of emotions.

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We have all been saying for a long time we need this world to change, that we are headed for disaster if we don’t, and that we want to see the world living in Harmony, Love, and Prosperity. Things have been going from bad to worse…and we need to find a way out of it. So, what happens when major change needs to occur? When there is a buildup of energy, as in a volcano, or in ourselves for that matter. Think about what happens when we feel frustrated or angry but nothing happens or changes and the energy builds, and builds within us until we feel we can no longer contain it. Then someone says something or something happens and…we release it, or explode. The issue gets out and we deal with it, fix it, handle it and our emotions…change occurs…resolution follows…and it is better for the happening.

So when something needs to change but it is not happening…something else has to come along and nudge it…and then it can blow open to be acknowledged, accepted, and handled and changed. That “something” is called a Catalyst.

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And almost no one, almost never, likes the Catalyst.

The Merriam Webster dictionary gives a definition of a Catalyst as: “an agent or event that speeds significant change or action; a person or thing that precipitates an event

When we call for Change, big Change…the Catalyst forms to induce that Change. We mostly never know what the Catalyst will be…and again…we never like the Catalyst…for it is always adverse in order to create movement. There has to be friction to create movement. And a Catalyst to induce movement and Change.

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So perhaps we can look at the current situation as the Catalyst that precipitates great change…and make sure that the change is what we want it to be. What needed to Change has been blown wide open by a Catalyst we did not expect. It can be frightening being in the path of a Catalyst, especially at this level. BUT…with the door wide open…this is our opportunity to put into action all of the things we have been talking about and fill that space up with Love, Light, Peace, and Prosperity. In whatever way we can.

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Absolutely everyone has their special gift…now is the time to use it, to be your authentic self and pour it into the world. Fill this wide open space with all those things we want and need in our world. This is what we are here for. This is our moment. Who knows what can happen if everyone does this and the energy gets moved by it. Think about it. It can Change! And then…absolutely anything can happen.

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There is Hope…there is Love…and there is Action. Let us move forward in Hope, Love, and Positive Action.

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Blessings and Love To All!

Inspiration for a Thursday~Repost

 

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I found this list called “7 Lovely Logics” and just love what they say. I do not know who wrote them or put them together, the author is listed as “Author Unknown”, but I wanted to share them with you, as there is great wisdom in each one. There is so much going on in our world right now, so I hope these will bring you some inspiration to face these days to come. (FYI – the numbered statements are by the author, the comments under them are written and added by me.)  Blessings!

“7 Lovely Logics”

  1. Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your present.

The present is called the present because it is a gift. If we are always focused on the past, we cannot see the blessings of today. The past belongs in the past, make peace with it and let it go. It can only affect our present if we allow it to by bringing it into the now. Actually, the past wants to be left alone. It knows where it belongs.

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  1. What others think of you is none of your business.

Let people have their opinions, thoughts and judgments about you without needing to control or “fix” them. It simply does not matter. What does matter is what you think of yourself and the integrity with which you view yourself. The rest is not your business to deal with.

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  1. Time heals almost anything. Give time some time.

We have all heard this one before, but in this time of instant gratification, we expect everything to happen “now” including healing of our hearts and souls. Sometimes, things just take time, and we need to have the patience to allow healing to happen in the time that it needs. That will also allow us to recognize the progress as it happens so we can acknowledge it learn from it. We must not go from A to Z and miss all the steps in between. If we do, we will just have to repeat the lesson/healing until we allow ourselves to see the entire process and learn the lesson it was supposed to teach.

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  1. No one is the reason for your happiness – except yourself.

No one else can make us happy. They can add to our happiness, but true happiness comes from deep within us and stems from how comfortable we are with our chosen way of life.

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  1. Don’t compare your life with others, you have no idea what their journey is about.

We are each individuals with our own lives, challenges and roads to walk. Each life is unique, and like no other. We cannot ever truly know what is in another’s heart or soul, nor can they know ours. We never know exactly what someone is going through, just what they show us. So don’t compare your life with anothe’rs…you are unique. Focus on you!

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  1. Stop thinking too much. It’s alright not to know all the answers.

This is a really good one, because we expect ourselves to be brilliant and know all the answers all the time. The simple truth is, we don’t. And that is ok. Lighten up on yourself. And remember, you may not know everything, but you are a genius at what you do know.

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  1. Smile – you don’t own all the problems in the world.

We tend to think that when things go wrong, we are somehow responsible for it, no matter what it is. And we want to fix it. At the very least, we chastise ourselves for things that we cannot possibly be the cause of, or for not knowing how to solve things. So smile, and know that you are only responsible for what happens in your immediate space. Let the rest take care of itself. If you can contribute to a solution, then absolutely do so, but don’t carry it all on your shoulders.

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BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO ALL!

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!

 

Today’s Selfie

 

This post is a prelude to a blog I am posting for the weekend. For today…a reminder about how important and beautiful and worthy the Self is. Take these messages in today and make them part of you, for you are special just in being you. And then, if you are inclined, come back tomorrow for more inspiration. My Love and Blessings to you All!

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Just By Being You!

Blessings and Love!

A Life’s Story…And Moving

 

Addendum – The …”And Moving” will be added to all blog posts until these two moves are done, LOL! Everything is “and moving” when you are moving! 🙂

So, this post today I actually wrote and posted in 2012, as more pages of my life were being written. It is still more than relevant all these years later as I complete yet another chapter of my story and begin another new one. The final words of a chapter can be bittersweet…but the beginning words of the new chapter are fresh and carry the energy of a new beginning. And this is exactly where I am today. So, I share this post with you and my fervent wishes that you write exactly the chapters you most desire for the book of your life. Much Love and Blessings!

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“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”  ~ Patrick Rothfuss

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”  ~ Robert Kiyosaki

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”  ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”  ~ Aberjhani

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

We all have a story. It is the story written on the back binding of our tapestries, pages illustrating the meaning of the scenes that are woven into the embroidery. That is our true story, whose words are written by us, our experiences, our inner voices, the other voices around us in our lives, and the very threads that weave the scenes that are described.

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But, we also have “other” stories. These are the stories that spring from our insecurities, our foibles, our needs, and our desire to aspire to be a better “we”. Some stories come from far away in our past and leave us shaken and feeling inadequate. Some stories come from believing what others say to us, when we know it is not the truth, but we listen anyway and write that story to be our truth. Some stories come from the critical eye we view ourselves with every day in the mirror that casts a sheen in the looking glass so we only see the faults and not the beauty. And some stories come from deep within those thoughts that we allow to run amid the fields of our minds that we will never be as good as we want to be, or as everyone expects us to be.

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“Think and then think what you have thought. Is it really what you had thought. Think again.”  ~ Amit Abraham

I love this quote. It suggests a picture in my mind of myself, with a far off look in my eye, thinking about what I am thinking. And asking myself…is it MY truth. Because, whatever I am thinking, whatever story I am writing at that very moment…and whispering to myself…is what I will believe, and then create.

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So I have to ask myself…is this My True Story. Is this part of the pages that are stamped to the back of my tapestry…or have I written some pages that are taken from places in my mind or voices that I hear that I had no cause to listen to. As another quote says above, we are called in life to “give birth” to ourselves over and over as we navigate through that life and its experiences. And with each birth/re-birth, comes another story.

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So, we must make sure we are writing the story of our life in our own truth, from that honest, wiser voice within that tells us who we really are…and not what others, or our insecurities about who we are, would tell us. That takes reflection, and wiping away the haze in front of the mirror…and NOT being afraid of who we will see there…because that person is the story we are writing right now.

And…we have the Power at any given moment to say, this is not how I want this story written, and do a rewrite, or scrap the pages altogether and start over…a rebirth. Critique the work, but don’t be a critic. And believe in the power of words, your words, for they are your thoughts, which turn into you.

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Now, write the greatest story you have ever told!

Blessings!

Poetry Corner

 

A little poem for us all, who find ourselves in this same place every day…Blessings!

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On Writing

Slinking up stairs

Shadows still dark

Lighting the candle

With the strike of a spark

 

Pushing a button

Hear the low hum

A day before dawn

Has just begun

 

Thoughts come aswirl

Up from the fog

The screen light is staring

Time to write that blog!

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Friday Poetry ~ Come The Dragons …Continued

 

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Last month I posted the first installment of this long poem/story titled, “Come The Dragons”. Here is the second installment. If you missed the first one, you can read that here:  https://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/friday-poetry-come-the-dragons/

I hope you enjoy the story. Blessings…and have a lovely Friday!

COME THE DRAGONS…cont….

His mighty wings flapped
Power surged through the air
It crackled and thundered
As he turned toward his lair
They’d had to wait
Hiding close in the dark
For certain events
And Magic to spark
But now time had come
To reclaim their home
To recover their land
To right a wrong
Land that was taken
Lives that were lost
No one foresaw
How great the cost
Dragons and men
Warriors and steel
The flow of blood
Made them all reel
These memories did swirl
As he pumped through the air
He would sound the call
From the soul of his lair
The wheel does turn
He felt the shift
The changes occurred
And brought with them a gift
Himself, he was certain
No doubt or fear
For the path ahead
Was now crystal clear
He knew they would come
From far and wide
They would gather again
To fight side by side
The Champion would come
The Maiden would too
The Power of Light
Would render them new
With forces combined
The Magic would grow
And the honey of Life
Would once again flow…

…To Be Continued

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Friday Poetry ~ Absentminded Me

 

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ABSENTMINDED ME

Sometimes I forget
Where I put my glasses
Or what I was going to say
Just walking from one room to another
Sometimes I forget
What your schedule is
This week
Or that last hard to find item
On the grocery list
And sometimes I’ll bring something up
That’s better left forgotten
I may not be my best
All the time

But, I will remember that
Birthdays are important to you
What size shoe you wear
Or that your back was hurting today
And you need a massage
I will remember not to tease you
And just how you like your shirts folded
Your way
And I will remember to tell you
I love you even more
For listening to me ramble
And for your gift of loving
Absentminded Me

~ MarDrag ~