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Archive for April, 2013

“Should I Leave the Country?”

I feel very compelled to share this blog article from Laura Bruno. Laura puts into context the awareness people are now having about what has been and is going on in the USA, she takes the fear out of the equation but stares the truth in the face, and uses that to catapult herself, as well as inspiring others in ways that they can proceed going forward. Thank you Laura so much.

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Since the Boston Marathon, I’ve received quite a few private emails, texts and blog comments from people either telling me they feel like they should leave the US or wondering if I would advise them to do so. That’s a tricky question, because individual circumstances vary widely, but since so many people are asking me that question right now, I thought it merited at least a short blog post. Before I get to it, I want to say that I’m not advising anyone to stay or go: that’s a very personal decision. I’m simply sharing some thoughts, intuitions and observations here. Please make of them what you will. Take whatever resonates and leave the rest for someone else who might have a different viewpoint and life goals but also read this blog.

You don’t need to be psychic or particularly intuitive to realize things are dicey in the USA. In…

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Review of Past Relationships

Taking note of the dreams I have been having over the last 3 nights. First of all, I do not usually remember my dreams at night, but the last three nights have been vivid, as well as detailed and replaying over and over again each night. Each night has been about a different relationship that I have had in my life, then it goes over it, repeats and I feel it, see it, hear it, smell it…..and then when I wake up, it is like it just happened….I am left with the opportunity to review it, process what happened in a healthier way, feel it and let it go with love. For me the subject of this time is relationships. I am very appreciative of this opportunity Universe, so thank you.

John O’Donohue: Celtic Pilgrimage

These are so touchingly beautiful snippets leaving you wanting to more. I allowed myself to immerse in the poetry and beauty as well as the essence of John……..transported in time. Thank you Laura Bruno for bringing this to my attention.

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On a recent visit, David’s sister and I watched one of John O’Donohue’s delightful tours of some of the sacred spots of Ireland. That 50 minutes or so transported me so far and so deeply that I’ve not quite returned to “ordinary” life. Not that I consider my life ordinary ;), but the gentleness and kindness of John O’Donohue, mixed with ancient stories and the stunning views and sounds of Nature, have remained tangible presences in my heart all week. Here are two excerpts of the Celtic Pilgrimage we watched last Friday:

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Fear Not, the Valley of the Shadow of Death

I wanted to share this because it is something I have turned to over the years, and this morning it popped up in my thought after not thinking of it for the past few years.   I know many people right now who feel that they are walking through their own wildernesses and dark, dark places….I’ve been one of those people as well.  It’s the working through and allowing of energies to process that from either this lifetime and or previous ones that have come to the forefront begging to be addressed once and for all….to free all of us to move forward on our paths of our souls journey, even if we are not aware of what that is right now.  I love this Psalm of David that I learned so many years ago in my Sunday school class.   Whether you are religious, spiritual or whatever you want to call it, this is such a comforting and loving affirmation that supports with love and courage in those dark times.  So I send this with love and compassion to all of you, myself included.

Psalm 23, King James Bible, Old Testament

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters,

He resoreth my soul, he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest  a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, though anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Saying, feeling and hearing these words/thoughts out loud have much more meaning to me now than ever before, in subtle and not so subtle ways.  It strikes me in the 2nd line; “he maketh me to lie down in green pastures,” now it’s a reference to the healing powers of mother earth, and the power that stillness can bring to those waters that seem so chaotic and frightening at this time to each of us.

Love to all.

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