I’m still feeling sad and lonely tonight but I know this too shall pass. Every day we have to wake up and give thanks for everything that is good in our life and not complain for what’s not right. As my grandma used to say. Look at others who have so little yet they are always smiling. Yes! Gratitude.
Love, Light, & Healing prayers to all precious souls who might be worried about something. Remember after the darkness, there is a new dawn
Today I saw the new movie Maleficient. I loved the message of the movie. Within us, we have both a hero and also a villain- excellent metaphor for light and darkness. Although we constantly have to fight our darkness, our brokenness, our wounds, our fears… In the end.. The power of true love does conquer the power of fear. We just have to remember that, especially on days when we are pulled towards the darkness that is when we have to remember about the power of love. Because this love is spirit led and will never guide us down the wrong path. The Spirit within all of us is strong.
Love, Light & Healing Blessings to all.
Sunday Blessings to everyone. Sharing lyrics from a beautiful song! This song has special meaning for me especially the last verse. No matter how lonely, how broken, how alone in this world one might feel.. Just remember inside all of us is the capacity to bloom into a beautiful rose. The light within us is strong, sometime it diminishes and we must find a way to reignite it- but it is always with us. Love yourself first and those that are meant to love you will find a way back to you.
Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.
It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It’s the one who won’t be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live.
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.
We will encounter many other souls on our soul journey in this lifetime, the ones that we are closest too and love with all our heart and soul will have the most significant impact. These other souls will be our mirrors, reflecting back to us the lessons we need to learn in this soul journey. They will be responsible for causing us deep pain and will also bring us immense joy. Throughout this experience, we mustn’t forget that is the sole reason why we are here. These lessons are cleansing the wounds of the past so we can transcend and continue to heal and get closer to the light that shines so bright within us.
“Though my soul may set in darkness,
It will rise in perfect light
I have loved the stars too fondly
to be fearful of the night.”
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
No one likes to fall. And few people would ever choose to drown. But in struggling through the ocean of this life, sometimes it’s so hard not to let the world in. Sometimes the ocean does enter us. The dunya (life) does seep into our hearts.
And like the water that breaks the boat, when dunya enters, it shatters our heart. It shatters the boat. Recently, I was reminded of what a broken boat looks like, of what happens when you let everything in. I was reminded because I saw someone, just like me, fall in love too much with this life and seek to be filled by the creation. So the ocean of dunya shattered her boat, as it had shattered mine, and she fell out into the water. But she stayed down too long, and didn’t know how to come back up or what to hold on to.
So she drowned.
If you allow dunya to own your heart, like the ocean that owns the boat, it will take over. You will sink down to the depths of the sea. You will touch the ocean floor. And you will feel as though you were at your lowest point. Entrapped by your sins and the love of this life, you will feel broken. Surrounded by darkness. That’s the amazing thing about the floor of the ocean. No light reaches it.
But, this dark place is not the end. Remember that the darkness of night precedes the dawn. And as long as your heart still beats, this is not the death of it. You don’t have to die here. Sometimes, the ocean floor is only a stop on the journey. And it is when you are at this lowest point, that you are faced with a choice. You can stay there at the bottom, until you drown. Or you can gather pearls and rise back up—stronger from the swim, and richer from the jewels.
If you seek Him, God can raise you up, and replace the darkness of the ocean, with the light of His sun. He can transform what was once your greatest weakness into your greatest strength, and a means of growth, purification and redemption. Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall. The ground is where humility lives. Take it. Learn it. Breathe it in. And then come back stronger, humbler and more aware of your need for Him. Come back having seen your own nothingness and His greatness. Know that if you have seen that Reality, you have seen much. For the one who is truly deceived is the one who sees his own self—but not Him. Deprived is the one who has never witnessed his own desperate need for God. Reliant on his own means, he forgets that the means, his own soul, and everything else in existence are His creation.
Seek God to bring you back up, for when He does, He will rebuild your ship. The heart that you thought was forever damaged will be mended. What was shattered will be whole again. Know that only He can do this.
People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King Jr