Sunday, 31 March 2013

Spirit Speaks – Life is About Living With Your Heart

There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama

Sometimes life just seems like chapters. Some good, some bad, but all come together to create the story of our lives. – Unknown

Today, find something to laugh at. 

Today, find time to share a laugh.

Then, find someone to enjoy a laugh with.

Find a way to flow with life.

It is good for your heart.

 

Blessings,

Judy

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Spirit Speaks – Have Fun!

 

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Blessings,

Judy

Friday, 29 March 2013

Spirit Speaks - Life

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.” ― Mother Teresa

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Spirit Speaks – The Miracle of Life

‘Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Blessings,

Judy

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Spirit Speaks - Out of Breath, Out of Life

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It is true that when we can no longer breathe, we are not supporting our physical body, and we make the transition to the next life.  Transition becomes a matter of “Not Breath”.

Let today be the day that you begin to breath fully.  Let the molecules of oxygen move through your body to allow light into the cells.  Let this be the time of welcoming breath.

Blessings,

Judy

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Spirit Speaks – On Taking A Deep Breath

Drawing on the Well of Breath.

~ Matt O’Dwyer

It starts with a breath

Just one good breath

The calm begins to wash over

The energy starts to flow

I feel it’s warmth move through my body

I feel it move though my heart and my soul

I drift away

My body left behind

I float

Today to a beautiful pine forest

It smells sweet and a little damp

It’s late, but a little sun is left

I walk to a well

The stars come out

They twinkle and dance in my eyes

I sit on the well and gaze down

Within myself

It’s clear and calm

I’m here

I’m centered

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Thank you to Matt O’Dwyer for this beautiful writing about breath.  I am so happy that I found this.  Check out the site for Elephant Journal http://www.elephantjournal.com/.

Blessings,

Judy

Monday, 25 March 2013

Spirit Speaks - More on Breath

The interesting thing about air is that it is always present.  It moves and is cleansed, and becomes rain or snow, and then changes to become “air” once again.  This is a good time to take up a meditation practice.  Not a big one – five or ten minutes a day.  And, in that time, be mindful of your breath.  You will be uncomfortable at first, however, things will change after the seventh day, and, it will become more natural.

Blessings,

Judy

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Buddha Speaks - About Breath

Mindfulness of breathing is a practice of learning to harmonize your attention with what is, in this moment. Short, long, deep, shallow are all fine breaths. Trust your body; it knows what is needed.   - Christina Feldman, "Meditation Q&A"

Last night, ten of our friends came for a combined equinox and full moon celebration.  The theme was Humor and Humility.  The discussion ranged from community gatherings, sporting events, to discussions about current events and the energies that we are experiencing.  Throughout the evening, the common thread was breath.  Sometimes, to keep going, one just needs to breathe.

Blessings,

Judy

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Tarot Discussion - Drawing the Popess Card from the Tarot Royale Deck

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The Popess - Consider learning new skills in order to achieve your long-term goals.

Have you ever noticed how the world events will mirror what is going on at your office, at your home, or even in your community?  I thought I would  pull a card to see how money would be changing for me over the next while. 

I decided to pull a Tarot card, and ended up pulling the card above.  I marveled on the significance of what is going on globally with the election of a new Pope and the issues that have been discussed – including one about female priests, etc.

Yes, change is in the air.

Blessings,

Judy

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Spirit Speaks - Take Your Time

‘Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

This wonderful quote reminded me that I often drink my tea on the run.  Tea, food, friends, and family, are some of the things and people that we need to take more time with.  

Blessings,

Judy

Monday, 4 March 2013

Spirit Animal - Polar Bear Pile Up

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The Polar Bear popped into my dream time, and said that one of the reasons that I was not sleeping well was because I was not warm enough.  She said that I needed to pile on more covers.  She sent me a vision of how she keeps warm – she huddles with her cubs.  I must admit that I was skeptical.  However, I piled on another quilt – and – I slept soundly.

Blessings,

Judy

Friday, 1 March 2013

Ancestors Speak - March 1, 2013

A sleeping world emerges to new possibilities
Weakening winter's icy grip
And birdsong and bleating lamb
Announce to all the promise
That in due season
Creation bursts into life.
And whilst leaves that fell in winter
Lie upon the ground
Soon to feed the earth
In nature's wondrous cycle
Of death and rebirth
Within the tree is a stirring of new growth
-Author unknown

Yes, the onset of March  and the promise of Spring.  Longer days, warmer sun, and the thoughts of birthing and planting.   This is what occupied the minds of our Ancestors.   Every spring equinox, they honored the Sun for returning after its '’sleep”.  How will you bring in Spring this year?

Blessings,

Judy