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β™₯ Love Is Light β™₯

There are times in life when we need more strength than at other times. There are moments in life when we need support. There are times in life when we feel our soul is struggling.

When we are in these challenging times in life, we are usually in a frequency of fear and fear unfortunately, can choke out or dim our light.

I would like to share a poem today written by my honey just four days ago.

Love Is Light, Fear Is Darkness

Life is meant to be lived.

LIVE means to be ALIVE!

You are either alive or dead.

The opposite of life is death.

You can not serve two opposites.

You are either loving the light or fearing the darkness.

May 24, 2002

Don Perry

I love Don’s poem because it reminds me to go for the light and to live in ΔΉβ“žπ“₯δΉ‡. Fear does not serve us well and it does not support us in living life to our fullest, and in the most alive way. Fear is also not conducive to our immune system.

I choose to be ALIVE. What about you? πŸ™‚

Sidenote:

Interesting Blooper: When I was typing “I choose to be ALIVE” I had a typo and wrote instead “I choose to be ALOVE”. Wow! I thought it was an awesome typo. πŸ™‚

Have a great day everyone and go forth in LOVE… be ALOVE won’t ya?

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A Message from Your β™₯ Valentine’s Angels β™₯

A picture I took this morning of 3 angels in my kitchen window along with a golden heart in a hand placed in the center

Happy Valentine’s Day and MUCH Lβ™₯VE β™₯ To All!

I took this picture this morning of my 3 Angels in my kitchen window. When I took the picture I asked for Spirit to show and it appears it did. Look at that glow!

I added in the heart in the hand because I want to exemplify a point I felt my angels were sharing with us today. And here it is…….

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Let Your Love Flow

This is a picture I made with my Christmas tree in the background. I love looking at the Christmas tree and thinking about all of the Love that has surrounded it over the years. Of course, each ornament has significance and makes the tree even more special because of them.

I sometimes just sit and think about many people’s Christmas trees and how they display a lifetime of stages and memories. As I gaze at my own tree, which is right beside me now, I see ornaments given to me by my mother who passed in 1993. I see a few “Baby’s First Christmas”. I see handmade ornaments by my daughter. I see ornaments made each year for Sivanna, my daughter, by her Grandmother by Heart, Joyce. I see many ornaments with special memories….. too many to list.

But what I see most of all, is LOVE. The warmth and glow of the tree and the fire reminds me of that inner and outer glow of Love. We gather in Love, we celebrate in Love and we Rejoice in Love.

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Every year I host Christmas Eve at my house and this year was spectacular! Everyone had fun and there were smiles and Love all around. I know why though. I know the secret to why it was so wonderful and why it gets better every year…. it’s because we are appreciating it and each other more and more every year and it just makes it more enriched each and every year.

One of my most favorite things to see is the tradition being instilled in my daughter. As we prepare for the occasion she automatically knows to get out the serving platter for the turkey, our special cutting board given to us by Baba, aka Big Audrey (because there is a little Audrey), the fine china and to tidy the bathroom and whatever else we need to do. At these times I smile with my heart and it swells in the knowing that she will one day be fondly sharing memories of times past and of how much Love and JOY were in them. And the she too will be hosting the next generation with Love in her heart too!

Here I am in my kitchen with ‘the cutting’ board and my Santa apron given to me also by Baba one yearl

When I am long gone from this world, I would want anyone reading this who knows and loves me and has been a part of these glorious occasions to know how much I Love putting these on and preparing the food with Love for all of you to enJOY. My eyes are leaking as I type this and I am grateful that I can write things like this to express my feelings of JOY and APPRECIATION. I am also grateful for all of you in my life who Love me and show me all the time. I love you all!

Merry Christmas and may you always celebrate with JOY in your heart!

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How I See JOY

To me JOY, which is said to be a vibration higher than even LOVE ❀ , is LOVE ❀ expressing itself. That is how I see JOY. It is also why I strive for more JOY in my life every day!

When I think of young children singing, dancing, giggling, and being silly, I think of JOY.

Exuberant children having fun at the beach… being silly.

When I think of a proud parent, I think of JOY expressing itself.

When I think of a couple newly in LOVE, ❀ I think of JOY.

Man holding woman in his arms as she smiles an her hair is tossed from him twirling her around. So in LOVE. JOY

When I think of a couple anticipating the birth of their child, a new life, I think of JOY.

Portrait of lovely future parents during sunset – JOY!

When I think of a hot cup of tea, I think of JOY.

Hot cup of tea in a vintage tea cup. JOY

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When I think of FREEDOM, I think of JOY.

JOY is amazing. JOY has the power to open our hearts and expand our LOVE. ❀ And I LOVE ❀ that because we are LOVE. ❀ We were born in and from LOVE ❀ and we will return to LOVE. ❀

JOY also enhances our immune system, stimulates our creativity and has a positive impact on everyone around us and the world. JOY is an emotion that can transform fear also. JOY can free one from their own pain and suffering. JOY can help FREE oneself from limiting beliefs and ideals. When you strive for JOY you can never go wrong.

Find JOY in the simple things. Seek JOY and it will find you.

I have written many helpful posts about JOY and you can access them here:

Finding JOY

You might also enJOY my FREE E-book on Finding JOY

A picture of my beautiful friend Sally Freestun of SoulWellness Coach on FB
love, Love-Fest, paul luftenegger.

Have Yourself a Good Ol Love-Fest!

Two friends hugging and enJOYing each other.

I saw this quote and liked it. And I might add we could exchange the word ‘friends’ with ‘family’ or ‘pets’ or fill in the blank. Love is the glue that makes this quote sticky. πŸ™‚

Love is what we all want. ❀ ❀ ❀ Love is who we are.

It’s so simple really. If we want more Love, give more Love.

I have a new saying now: “Love-Fest“. This weekend I got to meet for the first time my FB Paul Lufteneggar as well as several other people I had met through Paul, through FB, and it was awesome to meet these beautiful souls and have a big ol Love-Fest!

While in Toronto attending the event Paul put on, I also got to spend time with my sister Stephanie. My daughter, Sivanna and I spent quite a bit of time with Aunty Stephie just being and it too was a huge Love-Fest!

I am going to wrap up this blog post by planting the seed of opening up our hearts and minds to simply enJOYing the company of the beautiful people in our life and Lovin them all up! I wish for you many Love-Fests and much JOY today and always and in all ways! πŸ™‚

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Kindness

Picture of two young girls with there arms around each other’s backs and the
quote by Maggie Holbik “Kindness and Support are two to the greatest gifts you can give and they
are both FREE…..

It’s so simple really. Want to give the best gift ever? Give Kindness. Give and show support.

These are both so easy to do, are free and make a HUGE difference.

Hugs, love, On Life & Death

Never Too Big or Old to Hug or Cuddle

This morning my 13 year old daughter came to lay with me in bed before she started getting ready for school. She said she was sleepy and just wanted to sleep more. I told her to rest and I cuddled her. I drank in the moment and I embraced her with my arms and my heart. ❀

I started thinking about how much I was enJOYing holding her and I started thinking, as a Mother does, that one day she will be too big to hold like this. And then I stopped myself and said “NO, she will never be too big or too old to hold in my arms!” My eyes are leaking as I type this.

I started thinking about the moments in life like this. My brother popped by our house briefly on Sunday and Sivanna, my daughter, and I, had a group hug with Uncle Ed. I call these ‘Love Fests’ now. Uncle Ed was only over for about 5 minutes to drop something off and I was rushing out to Sunday brunch but that ‘Love Fest’ made a difference in our day, in our life, and it will be a memory in the memory love bank.

I also thought about the older lady I heard speak at a fundraiser I attended last night. It was with the Comedian Medium. Jennie Ogilvie. Anyhow this lady talked about how she wished she had been able “to spoon” her husband when he was dying. This was not possible for many reasons such as the room being filled with children and people and that he was in too much pain to touch. This moved everyone in the audience I am sure. Later in the show Jennie, The Medium, beautifully made this lady see that she needed to see that she was there when he passed and to remember all of the kisses that they did have so to speak, and not to focus on the one they didn’t. πŸ™‚ I loved that.

The sentiment of this lady wanting to spoon her husband, the man that was her partner before children, her LOVE, ❀ that was also a huge testament to the fact that we are never too old or too big to hold someone in our arms, or cuddle them, or hug them ….. or to simply LOVE them.

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Changing Direction & Being Gentle With Yourself

Just like the wind changes direction so can we. We can also learn to take direction…. from our SOUL! The soul knows. πŸ™‚

If the lost traveler really needs only to slow down, pull out a map and take a moment to figure out where he is…. can those of us who’ve lost our direction in life do the same?”

deborah norville

The answer is Yes!

In our lives we all have mountains to climb, rivers to cross, and heavy weights to bear. And sometimes we fall back or slide backwards from where we want to be. And you know what? It’s okay. It’s normal in fact. It’s all good. So take a breath. Like the quote says “the lost traveler really needs only to slow down”….

And “pull out the map”….. Just get out your soul’s map and ask some questions of your higher self. But first relax and let yourself know that it is perfectly OK to be EXACTLY where you are. You are always loved because you are Love and you will return to Love.

As for the questions to help to get us back on our track? Here are a few examples to use after knowing it’s okay and it is just time to ask our soul for directions, just like we would if we were lost in a city. We would ask. Ask. Ask. Ask.

Is where I currently am JOYful to me or painful?

What baby steps can I take to change course?

What is one thing I can do to bring me a bit of JOY and move me away from this pain just for now, in this moment, in this day?

What baby steps can I take tomorrow to move me forward in a new direction?

What is one thing I can add into my life that would bring me closer to where I want to be? Is it a new friend? Is it more income? Is it a new pet? Is it a relationship I need to end? Is it an addiction I need help with? Is it a place I would like to travel to? Ask your Soul. It knows.

There are no limits to the questions you can ask your Soul. Start to learn to trust the answers. It’s simple really. Does the idea of the answer make you feel Good or Bad?Be sure to follow what feels good.

And don’t worry about the How’s of how it would come about, this exercise is about defining what you want and changing your course…..

Hey… why not even have fun with this? Why not? Life is way too serious. πŸ™‚

Big Hugs

Woman going within and asking for direction or praying if you prefer πŸ™‚ Both work.
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More On Kindness

I love this kindness quote. It is so good to be reminded that we all struggle and therefore we do not struggle alone. This quote reminds me to not only offer kindness to myself and others but to also offer compassion and understanding.

Bring on the Kindness… bring on the LOVE!

Have an AMAZING day everyone.

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More Kindness Quotes … Just Because

We can never give or receive too much kindness. The sky is the limit!

Here are some kindness quotes to enJOY and to remind us of how powerful kindness can be.

Being kind to even one person can change a life. There are countless true stories of the power of even a random smile from a stranger that when received on a dark day or moment in a life, can be the difference between life and death. Kindness is THAT POWERFUL!

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