Here is the best way to figure out if you are on the right “path” or doing the right thing. If it feels light, it is the right way. Anything, hunches, ideas, menu choices, relationships, jobs….the right choice will feel lighter. Yesterday I made some changes to my routine and felt lighter after I had done it.
The key though, is never put yourself down for having to correct something in your life. Everything you do or have serves a purpose, we need to be gentle with ourselves and move on. Have a blessed day.
Recently I saw a quote from Dance of the Spirit – “People were created to be loved, things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.” I love my family, friends, pets…. I pray that I will never use them. Hmm; I love coffee too; but it is a different kind of love. Have a blessed day everyone.
Thanks to Amazon and Kindle, I have published three books as of today, one of which is my poems, two are children’s books. How exciting! One of my friends posted that her niece just read her one of my children’s books and she really enjoyed it – bless both of them! Out of the mouths of babes….
It takes courage to share your poetry and thoughts but I encourage everyone who has the desire to write – go for it! Many blessings dear readers
Thought I would start sharing the many things I am grateful for so here goes:
I am grateful for restful sleep
I am grateful for energizing time in nature
I am grateful for time spent with loved ones
I am grateful for the freedom to express myself online
I am grateful for my precious inner child
One of my favorite treats in those days was ginger ale in the ice chips the nurses gave me – first okayed by my Doctor.
In walk two student nurses and it’s time to take the staples out – all 68 of them (cringe). My mum stayed with me the whole time for which I was very grateful.
A lot of prayers had been lifted up for me and were continuing to be lifted up. While wrestling with my spirituality one day I got a card from one of the families at church which said that they pray for me every night – I was overwhelmed and grateful to these precious children that I decided to remain with the church and not find a new one.
As I continued with my recovery I met the wonderful people from Physical Therapy – my support team in more ways than one. I worked really hard at all the exercises they gave me to do and they always encouraged me. I very much looked forward to their visits even though it was extremely painful at times. Learning to walk again was no easy task but my goal was to walk on my own two feet to the hospital chapel (a distance of more than 500 feet). Easter Sunday arrived and they took the IV tube out – I felt like I had been resurrected.
My next “home away from home” was a rehabilitation center where I learned to walk again and even climb stairs. The greatest joy for me about this center was that one of my dogs was allowed to visit. Cuddles just quietly sat down next to my wheelchair. Seeing him rapidly improved my recovery process.
An urge to attend church struck me one day and I begged the church secretary to give me a ride to church. The psalm for that day described my situation – Psalm 116. In the New Living translation it reads as follows: “I love the Lord because he hears and answers my prayers. Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I have breath. Death had its hands around my throat, the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord, Please Lord, save me! How kind the Lord is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours! The Lord protects those of childlike faith…”
Back in the nursing home I had a dream where I was walking. Several other people passed me. Up ahead there was a very steep hill that I had to climb. I prayed for help and felt the hand of Jesus on my shoulder. He quietly said that he could help me. The next day I could still feel his presence.
It has delighted and amazed us, freed our imaginations and inspired us.
Take a journey with me now to a spectacular place. We can use our imaginations to get there but this little clip 145589__lukesharples__warp-speed might spur things along.
We are on route to the Horsehead Nebula in the constellation of Orion – approximately 1300 light years away. The first recorded observation of it was in 1888 so it’s been around for a long time.
Why did I pick such an out of the way place to blog about? Good question.
I first saw an image of the Horsehead Nebula during a visit to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and was fascinated by it then and still continue to be to this day.
We made it! It’s time to awaken from our state of suspended animation and admire the view. Take a peek outside –
Doesn’t that look like a horse’s head to you? Amazing. The colors are various gases and a nebula is analogous to a nursery where new stars are formed. I thought some music might be good about now – how about this piece?11 Higher Ground
Now it’s time to return to planet Earth.
I sincerely hope you enjoyed the brief excursion into space.