The value of all things & how it shapes us, by Carol… at Insights and Contemplation

I have for the longest time felt that our “job” on this earth was to discover that we are in actuality part of a momentous grand gestalt…. connected by soul and spirit to the One that created us so that it might know itself in matter.  What does that mean, then?

I know for myself I see us as part of Divine ONEness and at the same time a unique expression of same.  That means we are all related and we all have a role to play in one another’s live expression.  We are all teachers and we are all students, and we change caps with the snap of our fingers!

When I was young  I felt that warm “one-ness” not only with people, but with animals and Nature as well.  Still do!  I was once playing with my neighborhood friends in an empty lot, swinging on tree branches and delighting in the soft  gentle sunshine and blue sky dotted with pristine white clouds.  One of the branches on the tree broke.  The boy who was swinging on it fell but was unharmed, however I felt and “heard” a scream…!  Took me a few minutes to realize that it came from the tree!!!!  I felt impulsed to show that life form pity and compassion (as well as respect), and I did so by holding my open hands over the area of the “wound” in the young branch and wishing it well and to “feel better” and grow the necessary connective tissue to repair itself.

My friends watching were all in agreement …  I chose friends carefully, even then!… and asked how they could help.  I had no idea how to help the tree, but I knew what my mom would do if it were me.  She’d put a small dab of  vasoline on the painful area and then wrap the appendage that sustained the damage, i.e., part of the branch dangling from the torn segment.  We all played “nursemaids” to that living thing, and you know what?  We felt GOOD!  As days and weeks went by, I would sometimes check it’s progress and you could see it was mending!!

Finally it was healed.  It would always be a weak spot  (no more usage as a swing!), but it had it’s full body back again and exuded a gentle and appreciative “message” of thanks.  That experience taught me that not only were we connected and able to assist and communicate with others, but that it FELT GOOD to do so!!!!!!

In today’s fast paced lives with all the things that SEPARATE us from one another (and from Mother Gaia), we must do out part to re-connect…….!!!  Try it.  I guarantee it will feel very, very good!

Blessed BE, everyone!!

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Finding your groove again, by Carol at Insights and Contemplation…

Can I remember how to function on my own blog?  Haaaaaaaaa!  Been awhile to say the least, so we’ll see!!!  I have been away from it a very long time, and I thought I’d NEVER get back on to share with you all.

Easter is coming and I’m thinking of things like re-birth, redemption, and maybe a whole new beginning.  What do you think……. am I tool old to start anew?  Is anyone??

I fully believe we can all start anew, IF we truly WANT to, and if we CLAIM happiness, AND the fact that WE DESERVE IT!!!

I will leave it at that for now, but rest assured there will be more to come 🙂  Until then, hold beautiful thoughts, filled with self love and feeling deserving of all God’s gifts to us.

Love Always (and in all ways)……

Your Blog Hostess,

Carol

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Is This What You Bargained For? By Carol at Insights And Contemplation….

When you signed up to come to earth at this time, did you have all the information as to  what it would be like?  Did anyone tell you that being a lightworker ensures you will be working in opposition to very dark forces simply by definition?  Did they tell you, for example, that you would meet countless men before you found the one you were meant to be with, and that you would be allowed only 22 years of wedded bliss before  he was snatched away from you by the sudden onset of a horrible disease and that you would be his chief nurse an caregiver as the horrors played out?  Did they tell you that yet another stream of narcisstic men would enter stage right to treat you badly, concerned only with their own needs, wants and desires?  No?  Me neither.  Welcome to planet earth.

At this stage I am approaching my 69 th birthday come October.  Before you know it THAT year will fly by and I’ll enter my 70’s, whereupon I will be formerly categorized as “old” and washed up.

Where in God’s name did the years go??  Am I destined to live out my remaining years alone and unloved?  Or is my knight riding to me on his snow-white horse even as we speak, as battered and bruised as I and feeling immense sorrow at the thought of finishing out his final years all alone without a loving partner by  his side?  Will we hook up?  Can we count on the inner voice of spirit to bring us serendipidously together… in fact, has it already happened in some other time line and just waiting for the right moment to bring us together here?

I affirm that the man I’m meant to share love, joy, honor, emotional support and peace with is already here and mine for the taking!!  I affirm that this is a true love and my final years will be happy.  I would also like to believe that we will see a new age for human kind ushered in as we ascend to homo luminous…  a new race of humans based on and embodying integrity, compassion, and kindness to all living things.. the dawn of a new day and a new way.

LET IT BE SO, AND SO IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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[In honor of my dear friend Amigo, who simply by example and his presence in the earth inspires us to be better…..]

Amigo Most High

There’s a high soul beside you,
Disguised as “your dog”
I recognized him straight off
Though I’m thick as a log!

This unassuming, dignified boy
Is loyal to his Dad in every way
And he has served his daddy’s growth
(Quite often disguised as play!)

To one another they are true
That’s why he’s called Amigo…
And where-so-ever Jimmy goes
So there too does he go.

So never ever underestimate
A humble creature clothed in fur
They walk the earth most gently
With intentions that are pure.

If you’re blessed to have one
The first thing you must learn
Is that they’re here to give you
That for which you yearn…

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Divine Dance, by Carol at Insights and Contemplation…

I actually wrote this many years ago.  I was young and free-spirited and a force to be reckoned with.  As my stepdaughter says, I was fierce.  I’ve lost some of that fierceness  over the years.  I’m in the final chapter of my life now and I’m not as bold and unafraid as I used to be.   I mourn the lack of a mate/partner to share my golden years with.  I also mourn the loved ones I’ve lost.  I was never a raving beauty, but I’ve lost most of whatever beauty I had.  Outer beauty, anyway.  I still have a beautiful heart and spirit… beauty on the inside, as we say.  I have found that our society is deeply entrenched in its worship of youth, and women of a certain age are marginalized to the point where we sometimes feel we are invisible.  It’s not that way in all cultures, but it is so in ours.  I sometimes feel like my young self and suddenly happen to catch sight of myself in a window reflection or mirror and I feel like the woman who wrote that poem about being startled by her own reflection and wondering who that old lady is, staring back at her in aghast.  When I re-read this paragraph the message that jumps out at me is that somehow when you age you lose your identity… you lose the things that defined you as YOU.  And the trick to making the segue from youth to maturity and on to old age is finding new things by which you identify yourself.  Things of the spirit… things of the heart.  I would love to explore those avenues with a man I love and trust, and who loves and trusts me.  A loving partner at one’s side gives one ever so much courage.  It also keeps you from disappearing because you know whatever society says to you (overtly or symbolically) about your total unimportance and non-existence, the truth is that you have someone who “SEES” you, values you, and validates you.  You stand a little taller, and you are able to pull up some of that “fierceness” you had in your colorful youth.  Perhaps I will then be able to feel like the sure-of-herself, aware woman I was when I wrote this poem.  I’d like to think so anyway.

Divine Dance

I walk the earth, as but a guest,

my sojourn a fragment in eternal quest.

I am not earth-bound, I am a soul!

Endless expression my timeless goal.

Unlimited options, mine to enhance…

Effortless, fluid, Divine Dance.

Love is my center, spirit my core,

Creating, evolving forevermore.

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Easter Sunday 4/16/2017, by Carol at Insights And Contemplation….

When I think of Easter, I think of new life, resurrection, whole new beginnings… shuffling off the old dying parts of us to usher in the new.  Is it possible, you ask, to re-invent yourself at the ripe old age of 68?  Turns out…. it is!!

Paying more attention to diet and what sustains and what detracts from health regarding same and trying to give this body the fuel it needs and desires for optimum performance.  Thinking too that how we LOOK at any given age is really beside the point.  It’s all about how you FEEL!  That’s where the pleasure of being alive in a physical body comes about!

I look at my little dog, Cayce (those who are regulars here know that she is my love and my joy and in addition quite the little guru!) and I see a healthy, happy, content with herself and her life little being.  She never plans for tomorrow (or even THINKS about it!), and she rarely if ever dwells on the past.  She lives every second of every moment in the NOW.  To her,  there IS nothing but the now!  We could all learn a lot from that attitude, but let’s be honest.  Human beings are not as advanced as canines (and most other creatures in the animal kingdom!)  We replay the past… both good and bad experiences!… over and over.  We do likewise with the future, wondering and wishing about what will come to be.  It’s exhausting!

Today I want to push all that aside.  Today, I will live my life one moment at a time and just be me.

To all of my friends and family (and that includes the extended family of my readers and contributors) I wish you a Happy Easter and whatever you most need to make you truly happy in every moment of every day.

BLESSED  BE, DEAR ONES!!!!

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Like The Weeping Willow, by Bella

Like The Weeping Willow Tree

I am like the weeping willow tree…
My branches encircle me
For protection from the evils that be.
Winds of heartache and pain and betrayal
rip through me and break my limbs
Tearing my protective branches from me
Oh, how weak now I may seem…
But, your wrong, my limbs are not all that is me
Its my strong and beautiful roots that keep me staid
No matter the limbs that fade
For the core of my strength lies beneath
So far down… so deep…
No one can reach.
The limbs I gladly shed
For that does no weaken me
My solid roots are my defense
Against any winds of evil you may dispense.
Yes, my branches may bend and shake
But the heart of my roots will never break.

 

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