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Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Hearts of Children πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—





The coronavirus.

Are we going about this all wrong? Counting… tracking… isolating… using masks and ventilators in an effort to fix a problem without looking at what is really causing all of this havoc?

Something is not right with the world. And the world “knows” it. 
This beautiful oasis was created for joy and celebration. But the energy of dissonance in the world has reached a point of critical mass.  We’ve felt the warnings through climate change and spectacular natural disasters.  Still we forge ahead unwilling and, even perhaps, unable to fully recognize the effects of our behavior.  The earth must now express a fundamental truth that is being ignored.  And it is doing this in Intense, disastrous, LOOK-AT-ME fashion telling us that it is past time to return to the innocence of little children where the world is the beautiful playground it is meant to be.  Where the world is a lovely place to discover new things. And to get to know people. And to understand them. And play with them. To play TOGETHER.  To look at all of our different personalities and cultures and work ethics and merge them into a working model of delight and appreciation and celebration.  To embrace the wisdom of playing nice. 

In his book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum gives us advice that resonates even in our adult lives:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're SORRY when you HURT somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.

And, he goes on with some additional recommendations.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life -‐ learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

Fulghum believes we all learn these rules in kindergarten.  But, somehow, it seems, we have managed to forget them.

It’s time to remember.  And, if it’s hard to remember then, perhaps, it’s worth the experiment of trying to do it anyway and then watching what happens.  We already know what happens when we don’t play nice.

Why not do something different and see what that does?  If we were truly curious and not attached to our own, fixed ways of doing things, perhaps we could enjoy wondering about all the many things we could learn from each other and, thereby, return to the beautiful, pure innocence of our childhood where everything seemed possible and interesting and every child had the right and the opportunity to join the playground.  No matter whether he/she agreed with us...or did things our way.

Each new person on the playground brings a different view and it is exciting to learn about it and see if parts of it would mesh with our view.  And, if that doesn’t happen, we have just gained valuable information about how people can be affected by the circumstances of their lives.

Through this interaction, we grow in wisdom and experience.  Perhaps we even figure out how to help the souls that are having trouble healing.

We are meant to be joyful creatures, curious souls, eager to learn about each other.  Amazed at the beauty of soft, loving eyes, the wonder of a strolling child and the forthright tears of a broken heart seeking
to mend itself. 

We are meant to see the sunshine in the daffodils.  The birds celebrating their flight.  To hear and understand those on this journey with us.  To express caring and compassion to 
individuals whose actions clearly come from their unhealed pain.

It’s a good place to be.  It feels warm and beautiful.  And peaceful.

Please...please let us study our beautiful little children who see themselves as capable of EVERYTHING.  Who have not yet learned to be afraid that they are not enough and are not engaged trying to become their version of “enough” by having their view prevail in every moment. 

Let us find the Beauty that is everywhere. The beauty in our own hearts and in the thoughts and feelings of others.  The natural symmetry of the world and, equally, the fascination that exists in the complicated journeys of all of its inhabitants. 

Can we at least imagine this… visualize it… desire it so strongly that we can manifest it for ourselves? This is what we are meant to do...to find our way back to the innocence of childhood… to this precious place of peace.

The actions of each one of us touch so many others.  Can we begin to imagine sending love and compassion to EVERY fellow sojourner for the pain and distress he may be suffering instead of telling him why we think he is wrong?

If change is what we want, this is how we get it.  If we understand and express our compassion for an individual whose negative actions clearly come from his pain (as they always do), he is then freed up to examine his own choices without the burden of having to defend them and now has an opportunity to see the picture of his life with new eyes.

We’ve tried arguing, fighting, manipulating , bargaining all in an attempt to prevail.  We all know where that gets us.

Let’s be curious children once more.   Let’s recapture and this time keep the precious experience of feeling the invincibility of love. 

Ultimately, the coronavirus is no match for the hearts of children.

                                              

                                            Marie Helena


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1 comment:

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

We Are Powerful Beyond Measure

I was a part of a global experiment when the waters of Katrina decimated the beautiful city of New Orleans.  People around the world (linked together by the internet, a true, contemporary gift of consciousness and unity) all prayed together for the cleansing of the waters contaminated by Katrina.

Three weeks later I noticed an article in U.S. World Today commenting that authorities were mystified to find that an analysis of the water from Katrina yielded no more sediment than what would be found in an ordinary storm.

And, now, we can pray together for COVID 19 to dissipate and for the emotions causing the insurrection of our government to be healed.


                                      Marie Helena

       

“Our deepest fear 

is that we are powerful 

beyond measure.”


              Nelson Mandela

                                                                               


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The Divine “Nudge”






Sometimes we find ourselves in a holding pattern in our life poised in a place where the stress we encounter is consuming so much of our energy.  
And we are aware of the price to our well-being but for many reasons we stay there because there are multiple factors involved in making a change.

And then...

The Divine Universe who has been watching us with beautiful, loving attention gives us a "nudge"...one that we cannot ignore and this nudge presents us with the  opportunity for some very important work...challenges that test us to our core.  And we have to summon up our courage and strength to "deal" with these surprises. 

But these surprise-gifts are well-planned and beautifully chosen and ultimately they jettison us onto a new path of growth and discovery, clearing out what is in the present picture of our lives and creating space for a new and a-ma-zing transformation.
 

We ARE well-loved and cared for.  The gifts of the future only await our discovery and they will happen in the perfect time for us.

Know deeply in your heart that the perfect moment will come and watch for and listen to all of the promptings to action that will show themselves and move you in that direction.

There are no coincidences.  Only LOVE watching ever so gently over us.




                                                                  Marie Helena



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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Gifts from the Universe



 

I express my DESIRE to the Universe, 

Release my EXPECTATION 

Of HOW it will appear 

And wait for the GIFT 🧚🏾‍♂️to be delivered to me.    


πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ§šπŸΎπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ§šπŸΎπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ§šπŸΎπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ§šπŸΎπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ§šπŸΎπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ§šπŸΎ

 

The simple beauty of Synchronicity 

Signals a DIVINE  UNIVERSE 🌍 

Embracing  the hopes and dreams 

Of my H IGHER  SELF.  πŸ§šπŸΎ




🧚🏾 Mystic Marks:  Bookmarks for the Soul




image:  Jai Jagdeesh - In Dreams (You are Loved)

Friday, January 8, 2021

Releasing Pain




Before I release any personal tension that is troubling me I BLESS it and THANK it for giving expression to unresolved pain being held in my body.


Mystic Marks:  Bookmarks for the Soul

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Speaking My Truth












When the Messages I give to others 

MATCH the Messages  πŸ’— of my heart…

My body and spirit begin to HEAL ❇️

And my joy awakens.  


🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷


I speak my truth 

So that I can keep my Heart πŸ’—

FREE  TO  FLY.  πŸ§šπŸΎ‍♀️


I listen to your truth 

So that you Can Join Me.  πŸ§šπŸΎ‍♂️


🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷


Mystic Marks:

Bookmarks for the Soul


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Watercolor

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A New Year, A New Day, A New Me

                                  

I delight myself with the Gift 
of  peaceful slumber.
I awaken naturally
when I am ready
to experience

the Beauty of a New Day.





Mystic Marks:  Bookmarks for the Soul

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

My Body



I can speak to my Body and Know that it will HONOR whatever Intention I express.   


          Mystic Marks:  Bookmarks for the Soul





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Painting : "Pensive Young Woman" (Original art by Nancy Calcutt)

Sunday, January 3, 2021

BEAUTY


I continue to be amazed at the BEAUTY of the softness of loving eyes, the WONDER of a strolling child, and the forthright tears of a BROKEN heart seeking to mend itself.  

 

The most beautiful Legacy that the Universe bestows upon me is the MAJESTY and MAGIC of the PRESENT  MOMENT.     


                                    Marie Helena


Mystic Marks:  Bookmarks for the Soul ❇️



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