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Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

I often think about how my soul feels connected to someone else’s, how our bond is incredibly strong and continues to grow and flourish, how my feelings are unlike anything I have felt for someone before, and yet there is no way I could possibly explain how I am feeling. Love, a four letter word, short in length, limitless in capacity. The other day at church, one of our pastors cited God’s definition of love in the Bible, and it is one that I have seen before. It make me realize… although I love, my love is more imperfect than I realize, and God’s love is more pure than anything. As imperfect human beings, we experience envy, at times we boast, pride does toy with us, and we have all hurt someone, we have looked out for our own good, have been angered, and even though we may forgive someone, we don’t forget. God, however, loves with all of his might. We can only strive to love like he does, and develop our own character to be more like his. Progress, not perfection. As I embrace my relationship, filled with love, this verse helps me to realize what I must always try to do:

Be grateful, not envious;

Let my inner light shine bright through my character, appreciate what I have, but do not brag as a way to feel better about myself;

Be humble and be willing to fail; don’t let pride get in the way of the occurance of great things and spreading love and God’s word;

Honor those around me and show gratitude; love those around me near and far;

Remember that I am a speck in the universe, and God is almighty; he has created all of this to heighten our faith and love and bring us closer to Him; do not get caught up in earthly things, maintain my focus on Him and being an ambassador of His word;

Keep calm in the face of adversity, and know that He is in all things and is always with me, in my heart, He created me and will always surround me;

Know that he sees progression, not perfection, for we can never achieve perfection and must not measure our faith and connectedness with God by the earthly laws; He forgives us for sins when there is true remorse, He leads us to righteousness, He loves to see us move in the right direction, the Heavenly path illuminated with his love.

When I say I love you to my special person, I can’t put into words what I am feeling.

When God says He loves us, it is more than we could ever imagine, more than we could ever feel for someone else. Seeing how much love and adoration I have in my heart for my boyfriend, it is leading me to think about how much more God loves us, more than any human in the universe could ever comprehend, and how incredible that is.

I love His love, and I am grateful for the love that He placed in my heart.

Amen

Reveal What’s Hidden

This past week I was awestruck by the hidden talent of someone close to me. Hilarious by nature, the humor equally as present in written word, it was something I was unaware of previously. I read somewhere once that a woman didn’t know what she was thinking until she began to write, and I can absolutely attest to that. Often I take photo, or think of a topic and run with it; thoughts pouring out onto the keys, messages that I would not have been able to articulate in the same way had it been through a verbal discussion. Reading his story, fighting through the tears of laughter, it makes me wonder how much talent is lying beneath the surface in those who surround us; how much talent is left untapped in the students in school, yearning to learn and be understood. What measures must we take as friends, partners, teachers and leaders to create a channel to allow the flow of creative energy, talent and raw emotions to breathe life into their existence. What we see on the surface is just the tip of greatness. I’ve never realized that so much as I do now. With each passing week, I experience something new with my special someone, something unexpected and fresh. Imagine what we could experience with those around us, with nature, with the world, if offered our unending love to more than our closest few; if we aspired to spread greatness and do good by others as He does for us. Praying for change is a start, praying for greatness, success, love and peace is important, but a huge piece of creating change is action, and that means not just having the thought for change, but putting your ideas into motion.

An Aura of Communication

A smile that lights up my life and eyes that gaze into my soul, I’m speechless. Language is such a wonderful method of communication, but this man made system lacks the ability of expressing the emotions, thoughts, desires and perceptions that God has blessed us with and instilled in our hearts. Much more than speech, far more intricate and saturated, the way that we feel and communicate without words is infinitely more powerful. A single word is a hollow statement in comparison to the aura of emotion in which I feel.

Each breath, slow and deliberate, I take in the blessings around me. I feel the air tracing the walls of my lungs, filling them up with life and hope, inhaling the positive intentions I have set for myself, the love that is shown to me, and exhaling any lingering fears that may exist. Just as the leaves blow in the wind, held securely to their rooted tree, my heart beats along with the breeze of nature, held securely to my faith and love for the Lord who created us.

Every breath that we take, every moment that we share, should be purposeful. We are all here for a reason, and it is up to us to unravel the pieces covering the image that God has painted on our heart, and see what plan he has in store for us.

Purposeful Progression, Centered and Free

Nature has a way of bringing forth its most telling elements at moments when your conscious is ready to perceive them. Laying back, suspended in the air, the gentle breeze kissing my skin and my heart feeling weighted with gratitude, I am free. Free from past hardships, self established restrictions, and the need to worry. All of the moments of my past have built the very essence of me. The memories pale in comparison to the strength that God has instilled in my heart, my mind, my soul and my existence. When you’re fighting flames it’s difficult to see the purpose for the turmoil, but when you ascend above the smoke and see the transformation that has begun, and the newly ignited spark in your passion for life, love, prosperity and self enrichment, you can finally set the heartbreak free.

From Far Away

From far away galaxies, to the fibers of your own being, matter exists. Energy is in everything, every piece of matter in existence. Have you ever noticed your intuition alerting you when someone just doesn’t seem right? Or that gut feeling when you know you shouldn’t walk a certain way? Does your heart expand with love and gratitude the second you walk in the door after work and you see your dog going wild when they see you? We have an unsurmountable ability to notice and feel the energy that others give off, as long as we are open and accepting. Many times, people write off things as coincidence, or a weird feeling and think nothing more; however, I’ve come to learn that nothing is by coincidence. There is synchronicity in life, and it is ever apparent. The beauty of this blooms once you acknowledge it. It is at that point that it feels as if the stars have aligned, and pieces begin filling in together. Be aware of the bountiful gifts of the earth, open your heart and mind to the rhythm of life, and allow the vibrations of your own energy to increase and expand to the loving earth and its inhabitants.

You are made of up of matter. Everyone and everything is made up of matter.

We all matter.

Breathe

Breathing is an art, and the sweet scent that escapes your breath is a medium. The rhythm of your heart dancing through your veins, the drum-like beat giving proof to your existence. Blue auras surrounding the intuitive, archangels close by. Believing in the energy that surrounds us, as well as that which emanates from within.

Living purposefully and feeling the presence of the earth around me; I am alive.

Heaven on Earth

I was exploring Kennebunkport this morning, taking in the beauty of the ocean at a stop on the side of the road. It is a cloudy day today, but for a few minutes as I stood there with my camera, the sun poked through the clouds and began shimmering on the water. Divine timing, and God’s Love shining down upon us. ✨💙

I am Me

It is quite easy to get caught up in the routine of everyday life. You grab your purse, lock the front door and get into your car, not even aware that you walked by a feather in the grass, a cardinal propped in a tree, a string of water-beaded silk, delicately hanging from an awning. Perhaps all you are thinking about is the workday ahead, the fact that it’s only Monday and you’re exhausted. Well, I ask you this. Have you taken time to sit and simply be? Have you taken your shoes off and let your toes sink into the grassy earth? Have you relaxed by the ocean and listened to the tide roll in? Have you laid under a tree and looked up at the clouds? The birds? The leaves blowing in the wind? Have you lived as a child? Adulthood comes with an increase in responsibility, there is no denying that; however, inner peace is a necessary component to happiness. How can one find inner peace when they are so caught up in the outer turmoil that acts as a constant distraction? There comes a point when you must let go, and let God.

Above all else, there has been one constant in my life, and that has been the blessing of being God’s child. He has painted a wonderful picture on my heart, and as I grow, as I prosper, I unravel the layers covering up that image. The past decade alone has allowed light to shine through, even in the the most unsuspecting times. My abilities have expanded, my heart has grown, my passion has intensified, and my purpose has been revealed.

I am a teacher.

I am a writer.

I am a creative being with eyes open to seeing the world that surrounds me.

I am me.

A New Season

My writing was recently acknowledged at a neighboring town’s writing contest at their public library. I write for me, but it feels wonderful to receive Honorable Mention for a piece that is so close to my heart. The real adventure will be reading it aloud in front of an audience. 😉. New chapters in life bring about new experiences, new acquaintances, and if you’re lucky, new friends who will add value and substance to your already beautiful life; and with that, I present to you, A New Season.

With each new season, comes an inevitable accompaniment of emotions.  Leaves fall, feathering through the air as they gently glide toward their next destination.  While the detachment from the tree is symbolic of letting go of the old, shedding what once was, and waiting in anticipation of what is yet to come, I can’t help but notice the beauty in [this leaf], caught so delicately by the resting fence.  It appears as though a loving hand placed it. The bead of water hugs the stem, giving it comfort, letting it know that while it may no longer be rooted to the tree, it is rooted with love.  The earth is much more powerful than humans perceive it to be.  Nature is not just merely in existence.  Nature feels.  Nature loves.  When we weep, the earth is listening, the angels come near, and there are lessons to be told, not just through experience, but also by opening our senses to what surrounds us and enveloping our soul in the earth’s blessings.  It is up to you to let down your mental blocks, dismiss your fears, feel your spirit with each breath, and channel your mind’s focus and energy toward what is surrounding you at any given time.  This image, which so beautifully mirrors the transformation occurring in my own life, is a reminder that the nurturing environment in which we live is not to be taken for granted.  Love and peace are everywhere.  It is what we live and breathe.  Do not let the opinions and biases of the mind allow you to think otherwise.

As you use your heart as a driving force, and your mind as a sounding board, you will make your way through the waves. At times, it may feel effortless, the soft touch of the water against your skin. Smooth sailing, if you will; things going your way, fitting within your timeline, allowing you to feel instant gratification within the given circumstances. But then, there are seasons where the current pulls you out past your zone of comfort, causing a riff in the way you view things happening. Change ensues, and it is up to you to decide what direction the ocean will take you. Sometimes positive changes result in affliction, as odd as that may be. If you don’t deal with past hurts and only bury them, they are bound to resurface. The winding road is beautiful, though, and as these hurtful truths and self-realizations come into the light, you are able to gain a better appreciation for what you have, where you have been, and where you are headed. You see, the imperfections that make you who you are, are the most beautiful things about you, for if you had never endured those experiences, you wouldn’t be you. Embrace the changes, forgive yourself for your past, show gratitude for what you have and who you’ve become, and live a life of emotional prosperity. Be Free. Grab the reins of your own destiny, listen to the choir in your heart, make a home in a place that soothes your soul and enriches your blood. Feel your inner self, your true self, developing and transforming. Breathe in the air that surrounds you, ground yourself with the earth, allow your worldly love to transcend your body and make marks on the souls of those who you love, and those deserving of love. Be true to yourself and never, ever let anyone dim your light. Allow pain to be released, strength be regained, and the earnest truth of your soul and intuitive mission to progress forward. Be you, be your biggest advocate, be the one who makes your heart full. Love yourself, love God, and love all. Be an exemplar of what you wish to see, and shine light on others, just as it shines within you.