Life has been a touch on the busy side recently, like really busy, the Universe has been abundant in opportunities, possibilities and presenting the most inspiring and wonderful people into my life and I am gracious, truly gracious.
But this is not to say that life has been without its challenges, for it has presented lots of them, constantly, but there is an ease that comes with going with the flow and attempting to be present in every moment and taking oneself less seriously, of catching oneself and literally laughing in that moment of absurdity.
I don't even know where to start to explain what I have learned and am still learning in this very moment. We get what we wish for have no doubt. But sometimes what we wish for is perhaps not what we always need or indeed 'want' when it is presented to us, and oh how I have to laugh at that, at the angels and the Universe for making me realise this time and time again and that we must also have patience and unwavering faith.
Anyhow I guess my point is, that despite the stagnant and down times, and the challenges presented to us, I believe it helps (or has helped me) to take stock of all that we have (rather than what we don't have), and to appreciate the goodness of all life, that there is a reason for everything, that we are part of something so much bigger than our selves, that perhaps all we can do, therefore, is serve, offer our selves for service, a mere thread in an interconnected and threaded, ever transforming, ever alive, ever beating world in which we live.
Do you notice the feathers, the robins, the ladybirds, the signs that are everywhere, literally? We can be as busy as we like, there is nothing wrong with that (define right and wrong after all, so subjective) but it is what we see, what we feel, what we know in every moment that can help to keep us centred and whole.
The human body is incredible, it holds everything within it everything we need to know. Every ache, every pain, every sensation is a message guiding us home, to our truth, to our centre, to our very whole of being. We simply need to be still, to go within to be brave enough to go within, to listen (truly listen with open heart) to what it is trying to tell us, however difficult that is in coming to terms with our denial (and don't doubt this, we all live in some degree of denial) and for all the potential changes however small or big we need to make.
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also believe." (Anatole, France)
Furthermore everything happens for a reason, there are no coincidences, we create our own reality time and time again. A friend sent me this wonderful quote this week which says it all really:-
"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny."
I am sharing some photos taken at Pleinmont last weekend. A reminder to me of the simplicity of beauty and love. My parents both of whom I love unconditionally and the first murmurings of Spring, simple beauty, how incredible life is we can learn to unfold as a flower with such unassuming grace.!
Love and light