Category: Spiritual

New Year – Empty Spaces

 

New Year – Empty spaces

I’m reflecting on this past  year before the door to 2017 closes.
My guess is that I’m not the only one.

I just realized that it would be good to do this more regularly. Stop, and listen inward, reflect on where I am.

Am I where I want to be in the now? If not, can I accept the now? Can I change anything moving forward?

What do I want to fill my life with? Meaningful moments, activities, stillness and treasured meetings with family and friends. Then my heart is full and I can shine my love for you, for life – into the world.

How will I chose to act and live in 2018? What doesn’t serve me any longer? Who should be in my life? What can I do to surround myself with the right kind of people (for me) and live a life that breaths to the rhythm of my heart? So I can stand tall and be my true self.

Everything is blank in front of me when I step into 2018. It’s a good thing.

I will fill the blank canvas with meaningful colorful warm strokes as I go…. and fill the blank pages with heartfelt words that will bring me to you.

I want to choose to fill my empty spaces in my way and in my time. Then the empty spaces will be the truest, most colorful me. And my moments will be filled with love together with you.

I’m ready to turn my back to 2o17, which was not a good year for me.  Of course it had its good moments and they will stay in my heart.  I know that this past year have been difficult for many people for various reasons.  I’m WITH you to step into 2018 and not knowing what 2018 will entail.

I want to approach 2018 moment by moment and fill each moment with my heart’s desire and meaning.

How will you leave 2017 behind and greet 2018?

I do have one wish for all of us during 2018 though … let’s be kind to one another … let’s meet heart to heart.

I will not close the door to 2017 gently this year, as I normally do when one year is to end and another year is to begin.

I will slam the door to 2017 shut, hard.

I’m not afraid to meet the unknown in the empty spaces in front of me.

2018 is for you and I to meet our truest selves and to bring meaning to the empty spaces.  My way, your way, together with our hearts open.

I don’t know what 2018 will bring, and that is okay.

2018 – bring it on!

 

 

All Saint’s Day – Love, Honor and Remembrance

In Many countries, All Saint’s Day, was observed on November 1st, 2017.  The date varies throughout the world though.

In my home country, Sweden, the first Saturday in November (today) is called “All Saint’s Weekend”.

Wether or not you are religious, and no matter where you live, this time of the year can still be a time to spend some time keeping those that have passed to the other side, extra near in mind, soul and heart.

Take a moment for yourself.  It does not have to be long, just a moment.  A moment of reflection.

Today (for me and many others) it is All Saint’s Day and it is a day to honor and remember our loved ones that have entered the other side.  That does not mean that they are far away in thought and heart, but I still miss my loved ones every day.  I still love them every day.  That is not different today.

Today is different because right now there is a very thin and fragile veil between us here on Earth and those who are in another dimension. I chose a white rose, the meaning of remembrance, and a red rose for love today.  The candles burning represent the light that they brought into my life here on Earth.  The flames are shining bright with emotions.  My longing, my grief, our days lost, but most of all, the flames are burning bright for the love that we shared.

Be still in silence and feel their presence. Whisper a message, a question, or just think quietly of your loved ones who are on the other side.  All the while from your heart.

Can you sense them?  They can feel your inner being.  Honor the love that you shared by being still in your mind and heart.  Stop and listen.  Maybe you will hear a whisper …

Most of all, keep your loved ones that have gone before you, close to your heart.

Your love remains.  Always.

Happy New Year – With No Expectations

I used to write in my diary: “New Year – New Expectations.”

How did that work out? Not always in my favor.

If you go somewhere without expectations and a calculated road-map of how it all will pan out, you will for certain meet the unexpected.  It can turn out to be boring or it can possibly be mind-blowing.  Either way, you are open for what life has to give you.  Not what you already decided how it should turn out to be like.

Life can then take unexpected turns.  Be ready.  Go with it.  Do not resist what life is giving you, even if you were not expecting it or prepared for it.  Embrace it and make the best of it.

To move through life without expectations is not the same as not aiming for your goals or working hard to achieve something important.  The importance is to have the intention of not expecting the outcome this or that way.  You will be surprised of what is waiting around the corner if you stop expecting things or people to be a certain way.  One of the most beautiful gifts I have ever received from a very close friend is a ring with an inscription.  It says: “The journey is the reward.”  It is my best reminder to take in each moment at a time, without deciding how I want the outcome to be.  I am in it for the ride.

The New Year is not a new page, a new chapter – it is a whole new book, and the best is that it is unwritten.

Start writing your story in your heart.  The story that only you know, that only you own.

Some great new stories can be written, some not so good, and some never-ending.

Let your own story guide you to an unexpected life.

I promise you, without expectations and embracing life as it comes, you will live life to the fullest in 2017!

With love in My heart to Your heart for an unexpected year 2017!

Allow yourself to feel

A week ago my emotional inner self was in turmoil. Only one person knew what I was dealing with that day. We all have those days … but what I had that day was a friend who left this amazing mermaid with a beautiful quote on my doorstep. More tears flooded –  – now out of gratefulness!
I’m so lucky who have people in my life that doesn’t live life on the surface. That they are not afraid to be vulnerable and feel deeply. Because that’s exactly what I was doing that day (and many other days). I felt deeply …
Dare to feel … Feelings are never wrong … It’s what we do with them that matters

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Advent First 2015

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Today is the first Advent and we lit the first candle with anticipation for what is to come.
In our family the burning candle was also for our snuggle-loved puppy, Kingsley. He slept his way to the other side earlier today …
Our hearts are breaking and there is no end to my tears today. I only find comfort in that he doesn’t suffer anymore. We were fortunate to be able to love him with all our hearts until the end.
I am anticipating what may come with a broken heart. But it’s in the crack of our hearts light can shine in.

Thanksgiving

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I am grateful for NOW!

I feel tremendous gratitude to all the loving and caring people that I have in my life at this moment.  Life is a series of moments.  Treasure each and everyone by being in the now.  Those moments adds up to be your life.  You might miss a remarkable moment if you are not being present in the NOW.  Life it is not then, it is not when  – it is NOW.

Love one another NOW!

NOW is all we have!

The First Advent Candle

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The season of Advent starts today, and it is the beginning of the Christian church year.  I will use this season and time for reflection about life.  Today I will light The First Candle of Advent, the First of Four before Christmas.  I will try to write about Advent in a way that hopefully will resonate with any religion, or anyone, religious or not, even if the Advent Season is Christian historically.

The Latin word Adventus means coming, so the season of Advent is a time for anticipation and hope.

You can put your own meaning into those words, but as I light the First Advent Candle today I choose to reflect on Hope in life.  I see the light as it brings newness, life and hope into our lives.

To take the time during the Season of Advent to reflect on life, is possibly what Hope is about.  It is a way to live, not just to survive.

For me, to live with Hope, means to live authentically admits all the problems of life that continues.  To be able to see possibility when there is no present evidence of it.

I Hope for all of you that you all will take this time to reflect on your life, and bring Hope back into your life if it was lost.  Hope for a better version of ourselves, and Hope for peace and health for all of our loved ones.

The First Candle of Advent is shining with Hope for all of you.

That is the wonder of Advent.

Sunrise

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I woke up this morning sensing something different behind my curtains.  There was a warm glow reaching my face making me wanting to get up.  To want to get out of bed is a very rare feeling for me, as I am not a morning person.

I took my robe and surprised my teenage son to be in the kitchen that early.  He normally is there long before me, so he asked me why I was up.  “To watch the sunset”, I replied.  “You mean the sunrise”, laughed my son with a grin on his face.  “Yes, that is what I mean”, I laughed back.

Both of us knowing that I have seen plenty of beautiful sunsets but I can count on my fingers how many times I have seen the sunrise.  I mean, to really see it rise.  Of course I have stumbled out of bed to get going in the morning plenty of times.  Often just struggling with the fact that I have to be up early, completely missing the actual sunrise.  This morning was different.

I went outside and saw the sky transform from a slightly lit orange glow to a full canvas painted in the most beautiful shades of pink together with some orange strokes.  As I stood there I was inhaling the morning-glory and exhaling the night.  I welcomed this new day with a child’s wonder.  This world IS beautiful, and I need to greet it with gratitude, was all that I felt.

This day stirred something new within me.  I need to do this again.

I need to watch the sun rise from below the horizon to fully visible in the sky.  As the sun greets us, I have to welcome a new day.  Later, I will say goodnight to this beautiful world.  So there will be no more of just sunsets, sunrises are equally as magnificent.

Good morning glorious earth!

Super Moon

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Last night was the final Super moon, completing a trio of Super moons that began in July.  This September, the Super moon was the brightest Moon of the year.

Did you all see it?  Did you feel it?

I did the same thing as I did last time.  Around midnight I wandered out on the porch and looked up at a dark clouded sky.  Through a cloud, the moon blinded me as much as the sun in daylight.  I stood still, and was fixated on the moon’s beauty.  With every breath, I filled my lungs with the night’s power of magic.

As usual I felt a restlessness that later made me sleepless.  For once I did not panic about that I could not settled down to sleep.  I let the energy flow through my body, mind and heart.  Instead of resisting the moon’s impact on my rest, I embraced it.  I surrendered to the energy that was flooding my body.

I welcomed this morning with a sleepy body, but an energized mind.  I had used the moon’s energy to restore my creativity during my hours awake at night.  Today I am walking around with a productive mind and a grateful heart.  Grateful that I was able to witness the magic of the universe, and feel the moon’s pull turning into energy.  An energy  that ripped right through me.  I felt alive, I am alive.