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Award!

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Versatile Blogger AwardThank you Tammy (http://tlohuis.wordpress.com/) for the Versatile Blogger Award. Tammy is a beautiful lady that has risen above much pain, physically and emotionally to find a niche in this blogging world where her abilities as a writer, during her day to day (and sometimes night) life, has enabled like minded others to realise their gifts, and like her, share their world in such a way that it gives an understanding to those that do not realise what it means to be in this position for most of their waking moments. By doing this it also creates a sharing within that same community to enable them to feel the empathy of all those caring souls, to bring a smile or some encouragement when the limits of living has taken it’s toll. That would be one of the strongest things I have found within the community, is that it’s ability to care, help and give from such a beautiful place, that I am glad to be accepted as one of those many who are a part of this blogging world. Again, thank you Tammy.

I’d like to now present this award to 15 very deserving bloggers who enable me to enjoy, laugh and learn, and be accepted into this wonderful community.

1.  http://scottishmomus.wordpress.com/ for her much loved poetry, life’s meanings and the humour to match her journey of being the Bard(dess) of the Highlands.

2.  http://truthlovepeace.net/ for her ability to express some very deep inner meanings in such a way as to give them life. Oh, and lets not forget the incredible photography.(Absolutely amazing).

3.  http://ladybluerose.wordpress.com/ for her beautiful poetry, thoughts and expressions from a very deep understanding from within.

4.  http://gottafindahome.wordpress.com/ for his incredible gift of poetry and expressing his up close and personal thoughts and interactions of the plight of the homeless in his community.

5.  http://thesanctuaryofmyheart.com/ for her poetry, expressed from Gods own pulpit within her heart.

6.  http://loveandlifeproject.com/ for her lovely ability to share stories from all over the community to show the life that is alive within it.

7.  http://bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com/ for her very interesting take on spirit, the journey and her amazing shared insights along the way.

8.  http://proverbsway.com for her expression of lots of love and understanding with sayings, poetry and a myriad of uplifting soul searching material to enhance the mind.

9.  http://feathermoonpoetry.wordpress.com/ for her poetry that comes from a very soft and beautiful place within.

10.  http://projectlighttolife.wordpress.com/ for being so young, vibrant and full of life and game to step into her truth.

11.  http://patcegan.wordpress.com/ for her incredible depth of meaning from the knowledge of a wise soul.

12.  http://ohthethingsweshallsee.com/ for her take on life, the lovely accompanying photo’s, and the thanks that she gives her creator for her many blessings

13.  http://willowmariewrites.com/ for the spirituality within her writing. Even though I have only just found her blog it draws with it’s depth, beauty and understanding.

14.  http://owfotografik.com/ for her incredible paintings and photography. A must see for all its lovely colors and meanings in her work.

15.  http://heartspace1111.com/ for her heart space in words. A young life too wise too soon but with a love that can only be obtained from the learning of that truth within.

These are the seven things about myself that may be interesting, unusual and maybe even a little scary:

1.  I talk with spirit constantly.
2.  I have written my blog with the urging of spirit.
3.  I am a Remedial Massage, Bowen and Reiki Therapist.
4.  I used to smoke for just 18 years. Gave it up 18 years ago. Now doing the slow drowning death with Emphysema. Give it up guys, trust me, I’m only 54 and I thought I had forever. (well, I do, but not like this).
5.  I have 2 great kids. 1 girl and 1 boy. Which somehow turned into 5 grandkids. (I think it had something to do with the drinking water).
6.  I love listening to Deva Premal. And talk about a lovely resonating voice.
7.  I love to give from a place of healing. Sometimes I make mistakes, but it is always done with love and forgiveness, to others and myself (I have to learn too, I don’t get excused from this journey, even if I do have an awareness, it is more so because of that).

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Instructions for accepting the award:

1. Display the Award on your Blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself

Learning to Love

I read a very nice poem by a  lovely lady on a blog here yesterday (scottishmomus you have been outed 🙂  ), and it reminded me of a love that I had experienced and what it had meant to me. Yes, that love was very special to me, but it showed me something even more precious. It showed me how to love myself, and I don’t mean that in a egotistical sense. Out of all that I went through over the last few years the main thing I found, and was shown by spirit, is our inability to love ourselves.

We always doubt ourselves, have little confidence in our abilities and belittle our worth in so many different ways. BUT, that is the journey, that is how we find and understand unconditional love. It is a journey within ourselves to find that capacity to give to ourselves that love that we find so hard to do, even to others because we don’t want to be hurt. It is only when we realise that if we give totally, step past the fear of being hurt, that we realise that it was inside us all the time, we just had to step past that fear in ourselves. An incredible realisation when you see and feel what it means.

So now I give from a totally different place, no more doubts, no more thinking I am not worth it, just do the best that I am able. Yes, I definitely still make mistakes, I’m still human, but that doesn’t give me the excuse any more for anything. I now know within myself that I always give from that place of love within and accept that. It has changed everything. Everything takes on a completely different aspect. All I have learnt in my life has practically been thrown out because it does not function in who I now am. But don’t get me wrong, all that went before was very much needed. Like trainer wheels on your bike, needed to start with but removed as your confidence in self was increased to a point that they were no longer needed.

So is life, the more we understand, the more we integrate our truth within into our everyday lives, the more we let go of what is no longer needed until we reach that lovely place of unconditional love. That is our path. It is the one thing that when we show our love openly, freely and with no fear, it is also returned in like manner. The universe is so in tune with our every move that when it see’s us take that step into ourselves, it will reciprocate in kind. I now see that on a day to day level, and when I do say ‘hang on, why isn’t such and such happening’, I know I’m putting expectations on it, so I let it go.

And slowly as I integrate this into my life I smile a lot more, simply because I am more happy within. People find that a bit confronting. My car breaks down, I smile, I lose money, I smile, because in the middle of all those things…they don’t matter. The most important thing in all this is you, and to learn you are that important in the scheme of things. Give that love to you, you deserve it, totally and unreservedly. Begin the change that will make all the difference in the world. And in return, be that change and give from a place that is now you, and like any relationship when you give something with love, it is returned in many ways.

First take one step…how do you truly feel about yourself within?…then take another…..and don’t worry about people looking at your trainer wheels, they are there for you so that you can find that truth within…this is YOUR journey, no one else’s, this is all about you, believing in yourself and finding that love and the perfect relationship with you. They will be delighted with the end product because of what you will become. Yes, it can be a fearful step, but be gentle on yourself, don’t put so much pressure on yourself that you enhance that fear, and more to the point, show me one child that hasn’t come tumbling down in the process. Even later on with the ‘look ma’, no hands’ that ends up in a heap because they got too cocky.

But that’s ok too. That’s the learning process. The most important bit is that you try, try to become that beautiful being within by being loving to yourself, and in return begin to express that love within that is just waiting to come out. Now…about that first step…are you ready to give that love to yourself?