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April 2021

April 2021

Hello and welcome to April 2021. It has been a long hard winter in so many ways. We now have a new season, a new cycle, Spring has now arrived, we have warmth in the sunshine, spring flowers blooming in our gardens and the hedgerows. For me also, a...

Reflections on 2018

Reflections on 2018

Normally at the end of December we reflect on the year. This year as December dawns, I find myself in a reflective mood of the previous 11 months. It feels very much like this December can be used to reflect, refine and sieve through again, what...

Tender Loving Care

Tender Loving Care

Tender Loving Care has been popping up recently. As is my want, I had a little ponder on this ….. How good are we really on giving ourselves some TLC.  In the most part we are not terribly good at giving ourselves that all important TLC, or at...

Words

Words

I have been having this dance with Words the last few days and also nursery rhymes popping into my head. One being: Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names (words) will never harm me. Words, either spoken, written or heard have a huge...

Photos

Photos

It’s been a while since I have put pen to paper, the words were just not coming!!Over this period of time my iPhone camera has become my pen in a strange sort of way.I have been in the wordless silence of the flowers and trees, sunsets and...

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

What an amazing, wonderful gift I was given this morning. Today is the 8th day that I have posted a picture on Facebook, moments in time of my day. Each and every day brings its own gifts, moments in time that can make us smile and wonder at the...

Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas

Whilst in Nova Scotia last week I spent a cold wet afternoon painting a picture. My friend Victoria said "shall we do some painting", my instinctive answer was yes, followed by, but I don't know how to paint, I've never done it before. I chose some...

The Great Gathering

The Great Gathering

This story has been going around in my head for days, so I thought I would share it with you. Several years ago I saw these scenes in my minds eye. This is what I saw and heard. The Tribes It was a clear bright night, inky black with stars that...

A Desire to Bloom

A Desire to Bloom

This tiny single pink rose greets me this morning. Despite the frost and icy rain she brightens up a barren hedge. Her inner strength and desire to bloom defy the harsh weather conditions around her. Just like her, we have a great depth of beauty,...

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

In a few short hours I will be embarking on The Path of The Mayan Priestess Journey here in Merida.As I sit here watching dawn breaking I reflect on the past two weeks and my time in the Netherlands.Last weekend I was present at the Astro...

Pace and Space

Pace and Space

Who would believe that the refurbishment of one small bedroom could cause so much upheaval? Every item is assessed before removing from the room, Go, Stay or find a new place in the house. Things to go, fairly easy, plus a few may be’s. Things to...

Dream the impossible dream

Dream the impossible dream

I awoke with a start this morning at 2am with the song “Dream the Impossible Dream” running through my head. I knew sleep would elude me until I got up and listened to the song. Good old Google and You Tube!! I listened to various versions and each...

Energy Waves

Energy Waves

It seems an age since I last wrote my blog. I need a bit of WD40 on the fingers as they feel a bit rusty and stiff. I did a face book post at the beginning of December that was reflective of October and November, which I will add at the end....

Flowers Along The Way

Flowers Along The Way

Last week I posted a flower picture each day on my face book page The Lighter Side.This blog is a visual view of my week. The flowers reminded me of a lovely little book I have called The Message of a Flower – The Divine Immanence in Nature....

Unfamiliar

Unfamiliar

My trip to the airport last weekend was very revealing for me. Getting to Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5 are very easy but Terminal 4 was a new one on me.With no Satnav telling me the way to go, I had to follow the signs. I reduced my speed and...

Emotional Roller Coaster

Emotional Roller Coaster

Who would believe just painting your fingers and toe nails a bright turquoise blue would set up a chain of events that took me on such an emotional roller coaster.It was a fun girlie thing to do before going to a party, Anny had such an array of...

Seraphina – Part 2

Seraphina – Part 2

Russia has always fascinated me, full of mystery in the mists of time. So researching St. Seraphim of Sarov was no great hardship for me. As a child St. Seraphim became very ill, at that time the Kursk Root Icon was being carried in a procession...

Seraphina – Part 1

Seraphina – Part 1

Signs, synchronicities and co-incidences present themselves in many ways. Some are often hidden in plain sight awaiting the perfect time. They can come in the form of a chance conversation, a song on the radio or in the shopping centre or a word...

The Cross

The Cross

I am most grateful to Woody, who works at the Herkimer Diamond Mine, for telling me the story of the Cross. It really is stunningly beautiful. The two pictures tell the story. Herkimer Diamond Mine The diamond...

Loose Ends

Loose Ends

Have you ever noticed that whenever you make a decision to change something in your life, every man and his dog wants your attention!! I must admit, that of late I have at times felt overwhelmed. At one point shouting out “I’m going into overload,...

Angels

Angel of  Communication

Angel of Communication

Our Angel for the month of March  2019 is the Angel of Communication, we have the added bonus of 4 beautiful Angels this month. Perhaps my feelings that Communication is going to be vitally important this month, is why we have not 1 but 4 to...

Angel of  Clarity

Angel of Clarity

Our Angel for the week commencing the 25th February 2019 is the Angel of Clarity and is the final Angel for the month of February.She is looking through an eyeglass at the rolling countryside and the bright sun rising, ready to illuminate the...

Angel of  Courage

Angel of Courage

The Angel of the week commencing the 18th February 2019 is the Angel of Courage.Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz comes to mind, it takes Courage to walk the yellow brick road but what an adventure it turned out to be and the friends she made along the...

Angel of  Willingness

Angel of Willingness

The Angel of the week commencing the 11th February is the Angel of Willingness. My immediate thought was, are we willing to Listen with an open heart. If we listen we might just hear a prompt of a Willingness to make a small change. We also have...

Angel of  Spontaneity

Angel of Spontaneity

The Angel for the week commencing 4th February is the Angel of Spontaneity.What a delightful Angel for this New Moon today and with the added energy of the monthly Angel of Commitment, a perfect start to the week.

Angel of Commitment

Angel of Commitment

The Angel of the month for February will not be in its usual video format. Having decided this, I then had a dilemma as I know so many of you look forward to the Angel and I was getting a wee bit anxious.Giving the matter further thought I came up...

Angel of Efficiency

Angel of Efficiency

To start 2019 we have the Angel of Efficiency for January. In the video I mention a plaque by the wishing well, this is what it says:At this Wishing Well, in 1863, Alfred Lord Tennyson composed the poem;“Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out...

Angel of Integrity

Angel of Integrity

The Angel of Integrity stands tall and strong in silence. She is filled with Grace, her heart is open. This little Angel has strength and courage, as she stands in her truth, the silent understanding of wholeness. Take the hand of the Angel of...

Angel of Patience

Angel of Patience

Patience, our Angel for the month of November 2018.Our little Angel is sitting very still and patiently knitting, she is in the process of creating something new, she doesn’t know when this process will be complete but she knows it will be, at the...

Angel of Strength

Angel of Strength

Our Angel of Strength for the month of October is hugging an enormous Tree, drawing on it’s Strength, Wisdom and Energy. What does the word Strength conjure up for you. We have physical strength, emotional strength, strength of character, the...

Angel of Understanding

Angel of Understanding

This little Angel really resonated with me this month, when I saw her I realized  that I have been gaining more understanding of myself throughout the summer. What is working, what needed a little tweak and what wasn’t working at all. With this...

Angel of Harmony

Angel of Harmony

Not one but three little Angels of Harmony for August. It feels really important that we gain more harmony within ourselves and with all our endeavours this month, as we do this for ourselves, the effects will ripple out into the world. I was...

Angel of Vision

Angel of Vision

What is your vision for the future? What is your Heart and Soul wanting to bring forth.Our little Angel of Vision is looking at a board with the words Soul, Sight and Future written on it. What is our Soul whispering to us, the in-sights to our...

Angel of Expansiveness

Angel of Expansiveness

When the Angel of Expansiveness revealed herself to me, I was overwhelmed with the feelings of joy and happiness. I smiled and opened my arms wide, it was as if my heart was saying, “And here I am”.The Angel of Expansiveness reminded me of my...

Angel of Synthesis

Angel of Synthesis

What a delightful and surprising Angel for the month of May. Surprising in the fact that I firstly had to get my mouth around saying synthesis and how perfect in view of where I was at the time.I will refer back to the Angel of Risk for April, with...

Angel of Risk

Angel of Risk

Are you willing to take a Risk this month, we often say we can’t risk this or that for many reasons. Mainly the reason is because of fear, fear of change, fear of the unknown or maybe fear of what others might think. We give ourselves a hundred...

Angel of Purification

Angel of Purification

The Angel of Purification rests in the petals of a beautiful pink rose. Together they create an energy of Peace, Love and Tranquillity. With that thought in mind let her show you the way forward this week.

Angel of Harmony

Angel of Harmony

The Angel of Harmony brings a sweet melody for us this week. We each have a unique note and as we come together we create a magnificent symphony.

Angel of Delight

Angel of Delight

The Angels of Delight will be our companions for the coming week. I wonder what delights are in store for each and everyone of you in the days ahead. Looks to me like they have a bit of a party going on!! Delight and delightfulness can be seen in...

Angel of Contentment

Angel of Contentment

The Angel of Contentment tends her flowers and she is filled with peace at her task in hand.Mindful and centred at the beauty around her and within her.May the Angel bring you contentment this week.