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Friday, December 31, 2010

A New Year Gift

Today I am sharing with my readers a post I wrote on Facebook yesterday. It received such great response that I decided to increase its audience in the hope that it will start off your New Year with positive vibes.

the post:
Let's clear the air.
I have a suggestion for anyone who has leftover negative energy with a person no longer living a human life. Write the person a letter, saying all the things you never had a chance to say. Next, read it back to yourself.Then burn it sending loving thoughts into the Universe.
If we all did this the air would be much cleaner.


Now, I thought I had an original idea. Apparently I have simply moved more solidly into the company of souls who have been evolved longer than I have. That's great! It means I am learning, which is exactly what we are all here for.

Priscill and Cheryl said they have used this technique for years, sharing it with friends and clients who are in distress. They both added that it can be used for anyone here in physical form or not.

Deborah took it even further, having used the technique for over 40 years herself. She said it can also be used to release clearing with institutions, situations and relationships. She suggested treating them as an entity and writing to them.

Susan's comment made me laugh. She said she was going to try it on "unreceptive living humans". Go Susan!!

I never tell anyone to do anything that I am not willing to do myself. After I came up with what I thought at the time was my idea, I cleared out the negative energy from my own life. I started with a soul who has not been in human form since 1987 and moved up to the present. When I had finished I felt free. I now have room in my life for positive energy.

Remember I am simply a messenger, passing on what I learn to my fellow humans. Happy New Year to all who read my words!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Is it I?

I am grateful that:

I am physically and mentally healthy

I have enough for today

I have friends who care

I owe no one anything

I am kind and thoughtful

I willingly share what I have

I do not depend on others

I desire to stay aligned with Source

I have been given a gift of vision to share my way

Being truly grateful for these and many other gifts that have been earned and bestowed by the Universe lead to knowing there are many more yet to come. It is up to me to quit procrastinating and help make them manifest. Life is a partnership and if you don't do your share you won't get anywhere.

On this next to last day before a new decade begins, my goal is to get off my butt and find new opportunities to use the Universal gifts I have been given; to help mankind understand it's all about LOVE.

I don't remember much about the 25 years I was held captive by the Catholic Church, but the words to one hymn still stand out in my mind. They are: Is it I Lord? I finally know the answer is YES!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Personal GPS

Many people at this time of year take time out of their busy life to sit down and make a list of resolutions. Some they keep and some they don't because they are not very realistic. I don't do resolutions, but this year I came up with my personal GPS. It is not a list of rules. It is a global positioning system so that I don't loose my way in this gigantic world.

Express gratitude for all gifts big and small.

Follow my intuition.

Only do what makes me happy.

Be kind to myself.

Believe in my gifts and talents.

Look for Universal signs.

Take risks and have fun.

Use every opportunity to spread love.

Always be open to learn something new.

Seek like minded people.

That about does it. If I follow my personal GPS I should have no problem peacefully traveling from here to there in the time frame allotted by my Creator.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Heart to Heart

I know that my writing is a gift meant to use to inspire others. My blog has made me happy for over a year. I also know from feedback that it does inspire. Perhaps it is the child like manner in which I perceive and present simple thoughts and ideas.

Several months ago I accepted a FB friend request from someone I now call jt. From the moment of our conscious connection I was aware of very strong spiritual energy between us. It is impossible to ignore. It led me to accept concepts I may not have otherwise explored. The only explanation I can find is that our souls recognize each other from another realm.

I recently discovered that I can use the love found in this Universal connection to inspire and create something I didn’t know I could. A building full of kids matched with a handful of caring adults will benefit from a project to be called “Heart to Heart”.

Last October I signed up for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and had hoped to be matched with a child who is interested in writing. I was very excited about the prospect. The organization has been very slow completing the background checks for those of us who are interested. It has caused volunteers to loose interest.

I was about ready to give up the idea myself when I decided to talk it over with the director of our family center. I discovered that she was also disillusioned with BBBS. As we talked I remembered that I had an unrealized dream of connecting retired people with children in our community, but I did not have the resources or tools to do it on my own.

There are many older people in our community who no longer have the responsibility of a job or raising a family. They often sit at home feeling that nobody cares about them. Many of them have special skills, hobbies etc. that is their passion. There are also children who for many reasons feel that nobody cares about them. Maybe their parents are under stress or work too many hours to have time for them.

I know from my own experience that when someone notices and appreciates that you have something special to offer it can make a world of difference in self-esteem. Every human, no matter their age, has unique gifts to share with the world. We are all students and we are all teachers.

During our conversation we agreed that the basic idea of BBBS is good, but there is a lot of baggage in the form of unnecessary paper work and rules. Realizing the program really doesn’t fit our small town, we decided to keep it simple and do it our way. The family center already has a building full of kids in their after school program. All we need is a handful of adult volunteers with time on their hands and knowledge to share.

When our idea is launched my participation will be to encourage and hopefully inspire as many kids as are interested to put their thoughts on paper. I can even see a future book written by the kids. Anything is possible when you share what is in your heart with others. The project will be called “Heart to Heart” and I am very excited about getting it going early in 2011.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Imagination

It is finally the day after Christmas and I survived. I wonder was this a final test that I passed? I know Source/God has a sense of humor, but this is ridicules. I have not had communication (in person) with anyone since Friday morning. It reminds me of the movie Cast Away with Tom Hanks, stranded on a desert island, with nobody to talk to except a volleyball with a face drawn on it. Imagination is a wonderful gift that can keep us from going crazy.

Sometimes when life does not work out the way we expect it to our only option is to imagine it the way we want it to be. If we can find a tiny spark of love we can build it into a humongous flame that would light up any world. It doesn't matter if anyone else can see what we see. Love isn't something that can be seen- it just is.

When you can feel love in your heart, even when nobody else is around, you know you are a whole, well balanced human being. You will be just fine; no matter what the Universe has in store for you.

This less than perfect Christmas taught me to keep on imagining until the love I feel in my heart manifests my fondest dreams.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

YOUR Perception Matters

The last four months have been an interesting experience for me. It has been a time for major personal growth, resulting in a renewed belief that I am a unique example of the best work of my Creator. There have been times, years in fact, during my life that I forgot who I was born to be. The Universe has a funny way of reminding us of why we are here. Sometimes it is a tap on the shoulder and sometimes it is a knock on the head with a sledge hammer that forces us to remember.

The day before my daughter's 31st birthday,in August, she sent me an email informing me that she was eliminating me from her life because I am a "terrible, abusive, narcissistic person" who has treated her like crap all her life. Although it came as a surprise, I quickly looked in my mirror and wondered where her perception was coming from. It sure wasn't who I saw looking back at me.

I decided to let her be for awhile. I expected her to eventually wake up from her nightmare and think about all the many times I have come to her aide and rescued her from disaster, during her 31 years on planet earth. Hello, remember me?

During this time I also thought about how she could have come to such an erroneous conclusion. When I stepped back and examined the situation from an observer's vantage point I did see things that had not been previously clear as the "perpetrator". I realized that by always helping her I was actually telling her I didn't think she was capable of helping herself; thus I came across as controlling, desiring to lead her life for her.

"I see said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw."

Going back in my life, I also saw how that could have happened. My mother, RIP, was also a very controlling mother, who was my role model. Her father died when she was 10, leaving her to spend the rest of her life as an angry, negative adult. When I understood the reason behind her actions I easily forgave her for the critical way she had treated me. How I treated my own daughter was simply over correction to the way I was treated as a child. It was not done on purpose to hurt her.

To unintentionally harm another is one thing, but to do it on purpose is quite another. I never would have believed my daughter would have carried her negative perception through the holidays, but she is doing exactly that. It makes me sad because I am aware that what we choose to give to the Universe will surely return to us.

I spent Christmas Eve alone consuming a delicious Cornish game hen with all the trimmings. I sure wasn't going to skimp just because of another's perception of me. Tonight I will be cooking my famous marinated pork loin, in all probability, just for me. Guess that's why they make freezers!

I will also spend this Christmas day expressing gratitude to the Universe that I have grown to the point of truly believing in me and remembering that my own perception is the only one that matters.

P.S. Thanks jt and Merry Christmas! <3

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Mongoose is Free!


'Twas the morning before the night before Christmas and who should appear bright and early at my front door?

A blond, blue eyed smiling little boy that I am proud to say I do adore.

Grandma, grandma is it too early? Are you up yet?

Yes, I’m up. Come on in and have some hot chocolate.

I came to exchange our Christmas presents, grandma just like we planned last night.

I know it is our special time together. The rest of your family was not invited.

Open yours first Grandma, I picked it out myself.

Oh nice, a cappuccino collection and bright pink cozy slipper socks! Thank you!!

Now for you, my little man. You have patiently waited for months to take your mongoose home. Here is the key. Now go unlock the shed and set it free.

I heard him exclaim as he rode down the street, Merry Christmas to all I LOVE MY NEW BIKE!!! Thank you Grandma!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Communicate Please!

What is communication anyway? In my opinion it is the transference of thought between two living beings. It does not necessarily involve the use of words. Some of those beings do not speak "human". Whatever form it takes it satisfies the basic need to be recognized by another.

Sometimes a touch on the cheek, hand, head or shoulder speaks volumes. A tiny baby responds to a sincere smile. An animal responds to a calm loving voice or a pat on the head. Plants actually respond to someone talking to them. A friend facing a difficult challenge responds when someone simply cares to notice.

How easy it is in our busy world to simply focus on our own life and walk off as if there is no one else around. I feel very fortunate that I have so many friends from all over the world who communicate their thoughts with me. They all have their own unique way of doing so. Just to have them notice I am alive and take the time to communicate is what I am most grateful for this year.

Thank you Source/Universe/God for this precious blessing. You are number one in my book of life, always have been and always will be! <3 <3 <3

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Special Request

Today was circled on my calender three weeks ago, 21 days to be exact. I expect it to be a very fortunate day. What I expect to happen is the granting of a secret Christmas request between me and the Universe/Source/God. It is the only gift I asked for this year. It does not require a purchase, a container or special shipping.

I realize that the granting of my special request is not entirely up to me. My job was to simply state what I want more than anything, believe that I will receive it and trust in an unseen Spirit/Spirits that my request will be granted.

Interestingly, the number 22 has popped up again and again in my life over the last few years. I have always taken note of this fact. I know that the number represents a spiritual expression of balance and integration with self and others. A couple of days ago I received additional information on this sequence. It also represents the cosmic life force about to descend, inexperienced, into the world of manifestation. Last, but certainly not least 2+2= the master number 4.

Hopefully everyone will get their heart's desire this year. Remember there is no gift more special than LOVE given and received. Happy holidays!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Motor Response

Winter Solstice gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past and begin again. I have chosen to take this time to acknowledge my past actions, take responsibility for them and accept the consequences that they may have caused others.

Most people stop there, but someone once told me that my motor works differently than most people. It was nothing I didn't already know. Because of that I also went way back in my life to find the reasons that caused my current actions. When I understood those reasons I was able to forgive myself and motivate myself to change.

So far my life has been demanding and judging of others. My new approach is to offer and leave, to ask and allow Source to do the rest and most of all to only do what makes me happy. Allowing people in my life that do not treat me well is now a big no no!

My happiest moments involve spending time with my grandson, Colin. Yesterday we had the whole day to just hang out together, a bigger Christmas gift than anyone could ever put in a box.

Earlier this week he got himself in trouble by not meeting his reading goal at school. This upset me very much because he is an excellent reader. I knew his punishment was to not participate in the party the school gives the students who meet their goal. By the way, this is in addition to the regular Christmas party for all the students.

I assumed he would be sad that he was left out of the party. When I asked him about it his response was, "We got to clean the school and the teacher in charge was the best, most fun teacher ever!"

I wonder if the way your motor works is an inherited thing? If it is my daughter is in for a lifetime of interesting lessons!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gifts of Hope

There are many different ways to give at this time of year. Personally I am getting weary of viewing all the packages under people's trees. Whatever happened to the old fashioned Christmas when you got one very special gift, often hand made with love? It is my belief that most of today's children get way too much. Of course there are the exceptions who receive nothing and they are the ones I feel compassion for.

This year I found a special organization called "Plan America" that really touched my heart. There were a couple of people that I wanted to give a gift to, just so they knew I cared about them, but an ordinary gift purchased or made just wouldn't fit my purpose this year.

Then I found Plan USA and their Gifts of Hope. This organization was founded in 1937 by journalist John Langdon-Davies to provide food, accommodations and education for children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.

Today Plan works in 48 developing countries. It has one million sponsors in 18 donor countries, helping over one million children all over the world. There are many ways to help the organization including sponsoring a child. What caught my eye were the gifts of hope, ranging in value from $10 to over $500. They may be given in memory or to honor someone.

Absolutely perfect for my needs. For the female on my list, whose goal is to be a teacher,I chose classroom essentials for one child. For the male, who has raised three children, I chose three baby chicks. These two gifts will provide not only education, but eventually a source of income for a child.

It made my heart feel so good that for so little I could do so much. Why don't you join me in giving a gift of hope?

The link is www.planusa.org

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Special Friend

Today’s post is dedicated to a special friend, Marc Hollis. He and I met through a writing site over a year ago and our relationship has grown ever since. It surprised both of us that we have so much in common because there is a generation gap. Marc is a year younger than my oldest son.

About this time last year Marc was involved in an online activity using one word to describe each of his friends. For me he chose enlightened. This little (big) word acted as a catalyst for me to look in my mirror and see what he saw. I believe my word for Marc was loving. He is a very caring young man.

Marc lives in the United Kingdom and has partial custody of his adorable daughter, Mia. She is the love of his life and a little younger than my grandson, Colin. Marc also eats sleeps and breaths trance music, which he has done his best to interest me in. Actually, I found I do like most of it, which surprised me- a lot.

My special friend also loves to write poetry and shares it on his Facebook wall. I do admit that some of his poems I don’t quite get, but keep in mind the generation difference. Today he shared a piece that I consider beautiful, honest and touching. I believe it is one of his best efforts and it is my pleasure to share it with my readers. Please enjoy and connect with him if he sounds like someone you too would like as a friend.

The Discovery of Hands


That,
which touched you,
sent your scent,
to my brain,
along narrow corridors,
and close, dark tunnels.

That,
which felt you,
touched me in return,
and relayed the softness,
in signals,
and synapses,
electricity without arc,
without the spark.

That,
which beat,
and journeyed to me by blood,
through me,
my fingers,
my hands,

And yours.

Marc R. Hollis,
AKA: Marco Van Der Vroom

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Eliminate the Crap

Being a part of "new age" thinkers, I believe that with Universal assistance, we choose our challenges before we emerge in human form. This simple fact explains why it sometimes seems that our experiences are unjust. They are simply a means to the end, so that our soul may evolve. I have come to believe that my main life challenge is to cut out the crap and find love.

I remember an activity often played at group picnics my family attended. The game was sifting through a big pile of straw to find scattered coins (usually pennies) deposited by the adults. The payoff wasn't all that great, but the act of digging was a lot of fun.I have realized that life is a lot like that game, only the payoff is much more important.

Getting rid of things we don't need, both material and psychological allows us to see who we really are. How can you find your true self if you are deeply buried in a pile of crap? We carry with us unnecessary anger, blame, resentment and jealousy. Some of it we allow others to dump on us and some we pile on ourselves. It doesn't matter how it got there. What matters is what are you going to do about it?

I suggest right now, on this December day, before another year rolls around is an excellent time to start digging and eliminate the crap from your life. When you finish you will find that you truly love the soul who is holding the shovel!! Happy digging.:>)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Giving/Helping Can Hurt

“Helping others at our own expense is an act of selfishness. Martyrdom always has a hidden agenda.” ~author David Roppo

When we spend our life offering unneeded help to another it is like saying “I am not worthy of love as I am.” I have to give you things you could get for yourself and do things for you that you could do for yourself so that you will love me.

The second half of this equation is that the receiver thinks the giver believes them to be incapable or even stupid. When the giver does not get recognition for the unwanted giving and helping, a finger is pointed at the receiver calling him/her ungrateful. This unfortunate circle of events has no winner and only creates negative energy for both participants.

Often the misguided giver is trying to make up for their own childhood experiences of the lack of someone caring about them; causing the person to grow into adulthood with low self-esteem. The only cure for them is to practice self love. Of course, there is always the chance that some misguided soul who doesn’t understand, will label them narcissistic!

Words of wisdom:

I chose then based on what I knew then and will choose now based on what I have learned from the lessons. ~Pj Samuels

As we think, we begin to feel; as we feel, we vibrate; when we vibrate, we start to attract. You attract exactly what you are resonating. ~author John Holland

We wish to be self-sustained. We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think of giving not as a duty, but as a privilege. ~John D. Rockefeller

I have found that among other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. ~Maya Angelou

No one has ever become poor by giving. ~Anne Frank

Pure giving comes from the heart and expects no reward. ~Barbara Gunn

Friday, December 10, 2010

Are You Less Than?

This morning while flipping through posts on facebook I saw something that got my attention and caused me to respond "wait a minute I don't agree with that!" A post was written by a friend who appears to believe herself to be "an earth angel". I do not have a problem with that. There are many souls in the world today who believe they possess special spiritual powers, and perhaps they do.

Her post began by stating, "You are not a lightworker (enlightened soul) if you are telling people, "why don't you get it?" She went on to say, "Your job is to lead them down the path, not to spank them. Your enlightenment comes from real "Powers that Be". You are used as a vessel." I agreed up to that point.

Then came my problem. She said,"You are not equal to Source/God or an angel."

Is that so, I thought? Well, perhaps you are not as enlightened as you believe yourself to be. I certainly do not believe myself to be greater than my Creator/God/Source, but I definitely do not consider myself to be less than the original. That would be like saying God makes junk. I don't think so!

I believe this is the mentality of religion today. It makes people believe there is something wrong with them and they need to spend their lives fixing it. You can't fix something that is not broken. Everything created starts out perfect, just the way it was meant to be, especially people. Listening to and believing all the warped views of the Universe is what damages people.

Wake up and believe that you are not less than anything or anyone! Live the rest of your life as the perfect soul you were created to be and get on with your mission of shinning your unique bright light!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Use Your Own Twist

About a year ago I became friends with a woman from Jamaica. We communicated online for awhile and eventually decided we should create an inspirational website together. We each already had our own blogs as a stepping stone. Instead of approaching the idea slowly as I had suggested, Dawn forged ahead without my knowledge and set it up. When I saw what she had done I also saw that it would never work. Although we had similar messages we each had a unique twist on how the message should be offered.

I did not understand at the time that we really were not a vibrational match. My decision to fore go the joint website and concentrate on my blog angered Dawn and ended our brief friendship. Lately I have been thinking about her and wondering how her part of the idea played out in her life.

For me I am quite pleased with my little spot in the universe. It is plain and simple and gives me an opportunity to share my own twist on things with anyone who cares to listen. I am quite aware that many of my posts do come from my subconscious mind and I always give credit when I have used original thoughts expressed by others. It is the honest thing to do.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Your Inner Circle

Once in a while something pops up on a friend's blog/website that I just can't help passing on. This happened yesterday when I watched a short video presented by relationship coach, Lisa Merlo-Booth, on Lines of Beauty. The message was very powerful and one everyone looking for a peaceful life should hear.

It was in part:
"It is a privilege to be in your inner circle and only those who treat you well get to enter and remain in that circle."~Lisa Merlo-Booth

In my opinion, life gives you enough "stuff" to deal with, you don't have to add putting up with abusive, mean spirited, ungrateful souls whose main purpose is to suck up your positive energy. These people are living their lives based on their ego and will never be vibrational matches for anyone living a soul based life.

Time to clean out your closet and make room for those who truly know what love and respect mean. The world is made up of a lot of people and you don't need to allow them all into your "special" inner circle.

(Thanks Louise I hope you don't mind my sharing this important message.)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Way Ahead

This evening I am very pleased with myself. I looked around and decided that I am way ahead of most people, 18 days before Christmas. Many people are already in so much debt it will take months to clear it off the books. They are still rushing around trying to find the perfect gifts. Not me, says I!! I am way ahead of the crowd.

My gifts are purchased and paid for and I owe nothing to anyone. My gift cooking is done and delivered to my special friends. My cards are mailed, only to those I do not see on a regular basis. I don't choose to support the Post Office anymore. My house is decorated, minus a tree this year, but with my collection of snowmen and special ornaments scattered around the house. Oh yes, there is the added addition of a beautiful new wreath on my front door, purchased at the Christmas Craft Show last weekend. Quite festive!!

With any luck at all my daughter will allow my grandson to spend some time at my house during his Christmas vacation. I am learning not to count on things until they actually happen though. I'm pondering the thought of renting a family to share Christmas dinner with me this year. There has to be someone out there who appreciates the talents of a good cook who loves to fuss over holiday dinners.

Anyway, that's 18 days away and since I am way ahead of most people already I still have plenty of time to fantasize and conjure up an exciting day on December 25.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Doesn't Need a Container

For many years Christmas gifts, however special the giver meant them to be, just never meant much to me. There was always something missing. Today I am wondering if the problem was that I knew something that I didn't realize I knew. Christmas doesn't need a container.

The gifts found under people's trees nowadays often make me feel sick. After they are opened and the wrappings are disposed of, then what? Is it really going to make the recipient happy for very long? Will it change their life in a positive way? Probably not.

What is Christmas anyway? If people truly believe it is the celebration of the birth of our creator in human form then why would they want to limit it to just one day out of 365? It is my belief that Jesus was born because humans could not believe in a spirit they could not see. He wasn't born just for one day. If you truly believe in the Spirit behind Christmas spread it around every day of your life.

Every time we love; every time we give, it's Christmas.~Dale Evans

Remember this December that love weighs more than gold.~Josephine Bacon

Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemies, forgiveness,
To an opponent, tolerance,
To a friend, your heart,
To a customer, service,
To all, Charity,
To every child, a good example,
To yourself, respect.

~Oren Arnold

Notice there is no container needed for any of the above. Freely give love this Christmas season and throughout your life, making the world a better place for yourself and everyone you know.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Craft Show


This has been an interesting weekend providing both negative and positive experiences/lessons for me. In Grants, NM the first weekend of December has for many years been the Christmas Craft Show. I participated with my wares from the time my daughter, now 31, was a baby until a couple of years ago. Last year I did join Christina with my photographs, poems etc. just to help her get started on her own journey.

This year she has her own space and is offering some very creative craft items, made mostly from paper. I am happy to see that she has inherited her family's tradition of creating. My mother was a very talented seamstress and her mother created beautiful needle designs with yarn and canvas. Also, my father's mother could make anything into a craft item and her brother designed beautiful etchings on ivory.

Yesterday it was nice just being able to walk around and view the talents of our local residents. I had a chance to visit with people I have known for years and have not seen recently. I even reconnected with a very good friend who just three days ago retired. Hopefully now she can have more time for just hanging out and catching up.

The memories of all the hours spent over the years preparing for and participating in this craft show made me feel a little sad. It is just another phase of my life that is in my past, but now needs to be replaced with something new.

Things change and if we don't change with them we find ourselves left feeling that nobody cares. Christmas this year is going to be a little sad at my house because it looks like all of my friends and family have plans that do not include me. I am not looking for sympathy it is just the way it is.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Birth Day Celebration

Today is the real anniversary of my human birth. Wow! All the experiences and all the souls I have met to reach this day are amazing. I am sending out love to everyone who has had the tiniest part in my evolvement, wherever you reside on this day December 2, 2010!

Peace be with you all,
Barbara Loure`

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Universal Birthday Gift

Our most precious gifts are those we cannot buy.

Last Sunday, a few days before my birthday was due, I received a universal gift that meant more to me than anything purchased for a million dollars could have. As I clicked on my computer that morning I noticed I had a message. Holding my breath I clicked on the familiar image. Yes!! I couldn’t hold back the warm tears as I took in what had been sent to me and who had sent it.

It was a computer generated photo with the following poem:

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints of snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there I did not die.


The man who sent this beautiful presentation has not been “visible” in my life since last spring. He is a very special soul mate and I have missed his wit, quick mind and spiritual enlightenment very much. Sometimes things happen to temporarily part even the closest of souls. It is often a necessary step to give one of the pair or perhaps both space to catch up and adjust. This growth period seems like an eternity.

In a very short time I learned much from this beautiful soul. He epitomizes the quote “The healthiest exercise for the heart is to reach down and lift someone up.”

Most importantly he taught me that what I see is exactly that and I do not need to justify it to anyone; that I Am the only soul in charge of MY life; to practice patience and letting go (whether I want to or not) and to accept the oneness of the universe. Although I suspect it was not entirely his idea, I also learned to shine my light and not hide behind anyone or anything.

I don’t know what will happen next, but I asked the Archangel Jophiel, who has never let me down, to send an angel to whisper in his ear, “I love you.” When I came home from running errands today there was a small gold angel on the floor inside my front door.

I am very grateful to the universe for giving me the best birthday gift I have ever received. I sincerely thank you!