I Look To The Light

In troubled times, I look to the light. For the Light shines even in the darkest of days. It is only through the darkness that we can truly see the Light so while troubled times feel dark (and they are) there is hope still shining.

A new dawn, the sunset, the moon rise and the cyclical time line that begets days and nights, seasons and years continues. Like breath, we find ourselves comfortably numb to the magic that is life. We dissolve our tears and disappointments and forget about counting our blessings. Seeing the bigger picture and not concentrating on the trials and tribulations of the human experience.

We chose down into our shells and withdraw. We allow negativity to loop and feel as if there is no place to go. We lose our energetic wisdom and ties to the Light. We lose ourselves in the infinite changing world.

I look to the Light when this happens. Innately as with breathing, I come back to Source as my centeredness increases. I find strength in the Light. My powerful source of union with all that is mine by Divine Right. With the enthusiasm of a child surprised by an overnight snow, I feel the magic of healing releasing me from the tethers of darkness to rise again and shine.

The Light and the Darkness work in tandem to help us. I do not fear the Darkness in the same way as others do. Darkness is the helpful reminder to me that there is Light. Yin and Yang. The duality of life experiences as we human beings walk this path on the earth.

As beacons of the Light, we connect with each other without fear. We bond in our humanity, our frailties and our strengths. Each helping the other on this life journey. For all of our circumstances are similar – each with its own set of characters, situations and pains, but jointly as a growing experience. I can understand your story as you can understand mine when we connect with Light.

We ascend en masse though perhaps each at his/her own speed. A helping hand, a listening ear, a compassionate heart and with wisdom through our own personal experiences we rise together. Lighting the way for the others.

Jasmine

The smell of night blooming jasmine appears and I am taken back to fond memories. Simply, with a whiff of the fragrance, I am transported to simpler days and a young love that I have never forgotten.

I often wonder if it is on a cellular level that these precious moments exist, combining their effervescence with whiffs of memories to surround me with the loving embrace I crave. Whilst I cannot go back to that time, nor place, nor person, there is a calling to me today for that feeling again.

Change is here to be embraced. Letting go of all that is not in the present. Wishing and hoping, basking in past glories – neither suits me. Firmly my feet are planted in the present moment with that spiritual fragrance wafting in the winds.

2021 CONNECTIONS

Happy 2021! I feel affirmations for 2021 bubbling up inside of me. There’s an enthusiasm that’s percolating within me. An energy of positivity and an increase in intuitiveness. My body feels at peace, but also excited with anticipation of how this year ahead will unfold. So I have to ask myself: How do I want 2021 to be for me? While I like to allow life to unfold, I am also well-aware that I need to be present and to work with what I am given. Strive for what I feel is important and help others along the way.

I have friends who choose a word for the coming year which encompasses the year for them. Do you do the same? Can you think of one that would work for you?

Mine is CONNECTIONS…for I believe that works for me in a myriad of ways.

Feel free to share your word for 2021 or the image or direction in which you feel intuitively is yours. I can’t wait to read them! Come join me on this journey – EVOLUTION of REMEMBERING ME! This is YOUR REMEVOLUTION!!!

Mission Accomplished

My mom passed away a few months ago. I had decided that I wasn’t going to put the effort in to send Christmas cards because it didn’t feel right. While I was on the fence about it, I felt as if it were an excuse to not add something to my ‘to do’ list and I chose to not send any. It would be the first time in decades that I didn’t do it, but I was mostly at peace with it.

Until yesterday.

I was awakened in the early morning, way before my alarm was to go off, way before the light dawned, with a Knowing. I can’t say it was her voice outside of my body that woke me, but she was in my mind. “Write the Christmas poem. Here are the first few lines.”

I heard the first few lines that were rhymed in my head. And I know me. When inspiration or anyone comes to me and I dismiss them in order to fall back asleep, the chance is lost to the winds and may not return. I debated whether to write the lines in my phone and fall back asleep, but the lines kept unfolding and I knew the chance would be lost and it would be more of a hassle if I didn’t follow my intuition and get up. So up I got.

I scribbled the lines on a piece of paper while I brewed my coffee. I was a bit cranky being woken up way too early and suddenly the lines of the Christmas poem stopped in my head. “Drat!” I said aloud. I wanted my Mom to finish the poem so I didn’t have to struggle. But it wasn’t to be and I understand now.

Because she wanted me to make it my own. She’d given me the inspiration, the beginnings of the rhyming verse of the Christmas poem that she had made a tradition for decades, but now, in tribute to her, I was to do one last one. And so I did.

While my version of the Christmas poem is not as well rhymed as hers, it is uniquely a collaboration between us. My Christmas cards will be mailed late this year, but that is fine with me. Interestingly enough, I hadn’t any family photos to add to the card (which has been my tradition) and I was struggling until I began looking through my photos with her help. Because that’s how she is – helpful and perhaps a bit pushy even when from the other side.

One photo that I put on the card was of my Mom and me on her birthday which coincidentally was the last day of the year and we were wearing 2020 silly glasses. Smiling and looking festive in celebratory mode, it’s a cute photo of her. I hadn’t the time nor inclination to get our family together to take a photo for the Christmas card so I continued looking through my photos. Finally, the other photo I found to include in the card was taken on the day of her death when our family got together outside. A reunion of sorts with family members who had fallen away in connecting, but with her passing, we put aside all in order to heal together. What a strange and yet believable coincidence. The photo of her on her birthday and the photo on the day of her passing along with a Christmas poem that we essentially wrote together.

While not many will understand or know that there is more to this simple Christmas card, I will. My Mom will. As I ordered the cards yesterday, I knew she was smiling for I heard in my mind, “mission accomplished” and felt her pat on my shoulder as a reminder for a job well-done.

They don’t let me ignore them, do they? No they don’t and I am ever grateful for the connection. Have you felt your deceased loved ones nearby? Are you noticing signs? The veil seems very thin lately doesn’t it? They are all around us.

Shooting Stars

I saw a shooting star the other night even though I wasn’t aware of any meteor showers. Luckily I was on the phone with a friend whom I interrupted with a happy yelp when I saw the star shoot across the sky.

As always, I shared my wish (wish upon a star) and we were quiet for a moment before returning to our conversation. But I have to tell you how much I love seeing shooting stars!!! I really, really do!

I sit bundled up on chilly nights on my front porch and watch the night sky for a few minutes. It’s become a nightly ritual, especially if I already know that there’s a chance of shooting stars! There’s just something magical about them to me. I can’t explain it more than that, but I get such a whoosh of joy when I catch one crossing the night sky.

Last night I saw 8 shooting stars! Now it was a night of meteor showers so it makes sense. It’s the first time I actually saw more than 2 in one night!! I love how they are all so different and I am so gleeful when I see them! I was on the phone with the same friend and urged her to go outside. Well, when she did, she saw the 9th one! It was her first and I was so grateful to have been there with her as she saw it!

It made sense to her why I am always so joyful when I see a shooting star. There’s something magical about that moment in time. I can’t explain it. It just is.

Have you ever seen a shooting star? Do you feel like it’s a special moment too?

The Eternal Optimist

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

By: Optimist International

I feel like this says it all! Does this inspire you too?

Remevolution – The Evolution of Remembering Me

Find Your David

“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” – Michaelangelo Buonarroti

It has been written that Michelangelo’s feat of chiseling David, a 17 foot statue from a single whole piece of marble was no small matter. His ability to chip away all the extraneous to expose the divine excellence within is much like Remevolution.

For the Evolution of Remembering Me (You!) is a careful sculpting to remove all that weighs down your divinity and allows you to be revealed in all of your transcendental beauty. It is an evolution of remembering who you are, what you like, what brings you joy and healing. It is tapping into your soul structure and extracting those pieces of you which may remain hidden. It is bringing YOU to life again – physically, mentally, emotionally – and reuniting who you once were with who you are now. A melding of your innate being with your experiences in a way that transforms your presence with healing self-love.

In researching David, I read that Michelangelo began David after the marble was abandoned by a previous sculptor named Donatello who deemed it flawed. I like that fact because I think…

All we need is one person to see the beauty within us in order to expose it to the light and that person is you!

We are a sum of all that we have endured in this precious life and that sum makes us who we are. When we shine the light within, we are truly ourselves.

The human experience is fraught with tough moments, but also full of precious ones. Remembering who we are – perfect, whole and complete – is the key to Remevolution.

Have A Joyful Saturday

Spirituality is the sacred center out of which all life comes, including Mondays and Tuesdays and rainy Saturday afternoons in all their mundane and glorious detail. – Christina Baldwin

It’s a rainy Saturday here and it’s just the way I love it! I find the peace inviting to soulful awareness when it’s a day I can stay home and allow the day to unfold. If I have too much scheduled for a Saturday, then Sundays are my appointed day for renewal.

I don’t know about you, but I need that downtime after a busy week. I need a chance to just be, to ground myself and to center my breath and being. I make part of the weekend dedicated to me when I can. Whether I have get up early before anyone else in the family or stay up later, I carve out me time.

My normal workweek routine doesn’t change and I rely on what has been working for me for a long time. But on the weekends, I expand it, even if I still need to get up early in order to have my alone time, it’s worth it. Yet, I try to sleep in one morning if I can during the weekend because I feel that it’s like a mini vacation to sleep a little later once a week (or twice if I can manage it!)

I give thanks, whether by writing in a gratitude journal or simply saying it daily. I recommend the journal so that you can look back and appreciate the goodness when you need a little pick me up on a dark day. Sometimes I do it in the morning routine if I was too sleepy to do it before bedtime.

Before I leave the bed (if I’m not running late), I quiet my mind and allow whatever is to come to me come. Sometimes I awake with a song in my head as a message for the day. Sometimes there’s only peace and quiet until the Parent voice in my head tells me to get up and get moving which isn’t a good way to start the day. I usually quiet that voice by stretching and getting up.

With my morning coffee, I say a quiet prayer for the day ahead. A prayer to God, the Universe, my higher self, my angels with the request to pave the way ahead for me for my highest good.

I pull a card from one of my decks as well every morning and use that message as the one for the day. Sometimes if I need more detail, I will pull a second card as well. I keep track of them by saving or emailing myself the message for the day.

If I’ve heard lyrics or a song in my head that morning, I will google it and listen quietly sipping my coffee. Usually there’s a small message in it for me. Most of the time I know the song or at least the lyrics, but sometimes I only have the phrase running through my head and have to investigate.

I try to stand outside every morning even for only a few minutes just to look at the sky, feel the air around me, and notice nature. It’s surprising how many people don’t notice the sky everyday. But I understand why because I went blindly through my days for a long time, too rushed to take the brief moment to acknowledge the sun, the raindrops, the smell of the air change during rain or snow, the snowflakes, and the night sky full of stars and the moon in her every phase. But nature is important and noticing the little nuances expands our communion with our world.

What does your morning or evening routine include? If you don’t have a set one, how would you like to begin or end your day? Feel free to be flexible with your routine, but remember to try every day and don’t beat yourself up if you skip or miss a day.

What’s YOUR mantra for 2020? — Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

I AM.

What’s YOUR mantra for 2020? — Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

I saw this awesome post today and thought it would be fun to show it here as well! I hope the author, Princess Rosebud, doesn’t mind that I am sharing it here too!

I am revered, successful and focused.

What a perfect combination for me! I would love to read what your mantra is for 2020!

Come on! Play with me!

Just Let Go

Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be and embrace the one that is trying to introduce itself. – Caroline Myss

I found this quote the other day and thought it was a great one to begin Remevolution! Because how many times are we stuck in the limiting beliefs of what our life should be? We sometimes get so stuck in the should be’s that we turn away from reality or disregard possibility because we can’t or won’t look beyond our perceived limitations.

Sitting quietly often helps me to see how my choices limit my life. Saying no to invitations or not pushing out of my comfort zone kept me small, hidden and isolated when what I really wanted to be (and I am innately) is a people person who loves to laugh and socialize. What happened to me were a series of hard knocks that broke down my self-esteem and confidence. Those events broke my heart wide open and for a long time I was unable to pick up the pieces and pull myself back together.

While I lamented the events that caused the whole disruption of what I thought my life was and should have continued to be, I have found gratitude in being able to blossom again with the freedom to be me! The catalyst broke me wide open so I could find those pieces of myself that were hidden under layers of years of co-dependency, illness, hard life lessons and the boulder of belief that I was responsible to keep everyone happy no matter the cost to me.

Behold! The Remevolution arrived and the Evolution of Remembering Me unfolded before me as a journey that I knew I had to take. It wasn’t easy, but it was well-worth the soul searching, the uncovering of limiting beliefs that were hidden in my childhood domestication and the realization that this life is mine. My life is precious. It is I who needs to fall asleep on the pillow with peace in my heart. I answer to myself. What others believe about me is not my business, but instead, it is their perception of who I am.

I’ve found a tribe who understand me. We’ve grown together on this journey, each in their own way, but also as a collective reminder that there’s more to ourselves when we allow the journey of discovery to begin.

Can you put aside the limiting perception of what you life should look like for a few minutes each day? Can you ask yourself in a quiet time to speak to you about your journey? Can you open yourself to limitless possibility that may not be what you’re thinking?

The answer is Yes, You Can!

The last question is Are You Willing To Try?