Walking, putting one foot in front of the other again and again and again. When we are born, we can’t even sit up without help but slow we build up strength in our muscles and one day we do it without help.
I’m so excited to be writing to you… and about Snowflake!
There are many snowflakes in my life at the moment! Like billions of them! It is -23 degrees below 0 Celsius and we have at least a foot of light fluffy snow. Now that is cold, but not unbearable. Where I live, the climate is dry, so the cold does not go to the center of your bones and stay there, no matter how you try to evict the unwelcome lodger!! Now saying all that, we have sunshine that is so brilliant it makes each snowflake glitter, so much so, you are completely dazzled! What are needed on the sunny days with all the snow are Inuit snow goggles, the oldest sunglasses in the world, without the glass.
What a world we would have if everyone considered the option of living their lives from a heart perspective. To take into consideration the strength of love when appreciating even the seemingly most insignificant gesture. Then to expand the energy of understanding into every aspect of life. We just might be pleasantly surprised, delighted and uplifted.
There is always that one person in the family who is deeply superstitious or has little rituals, like leaving a light in the window or cream in a saucer for the fey. For me, it was my grandmother. She had a whole list of little things we should never do or things we should do just to keep the spirit world happy. One of the little rituals she taught me was the Trinka Five spell for getting money in a pinch. It has turned out to be a valuable little spell in my repertoire of magic making and I thought I would pass it onto you. I even made a video about it. You will find the video link below.
I have been saddened by a few posts on social media depicting Karma as some kind of cosmic punishment system. The notion that one can wish bad things on others for perceived wrongs is an injustice to the actual meaning of the 12 laws of Karma. Here are two examples of quotes I found on Pinterest and Facebook:
What do I think of when I envision luminosity? A few enlightened masters come to mind ; Buddha,Christ and Krishna stand out for me. Then there are extraordinary people from the present and past like the Dali Lama,Gandhi, Einstein and Galileo. People who are and were not afraid to shine their light upon the world.
Isn’t “luminosity” – our theme word for May – a magnificent word? It rolls right off the tongue with such energy, richness, and magic. For me it evokes images and feelings of a gently penetrating and unconditionally loving, radiant Light with a feeling of comfort, sweet effervescence, and true enlightenment.
One morning as I finished my meditation and thought about what would be coming up next on my to-do list, I was nudged to write this message to you first.
What is this message about and who nudged me, you might ask? It is a dialogue meant for you, reader, and if you choose to receive and use it as the start of growing comfortable listening to the messages that your mind and body are giving you…then you will find your “sweet spot “, “your bliss” or just be happier with your choices. Be open to receiving the gift of awareness you are about to be presented with.
We are ready to embark on a remarkable adventure, one that will take us wherever we want to go. This adventure is what we simply term “life experiences.” I cannot say that I have always viewed life as an adventure. I grew up in rural Indiana and was warned from an early age of all of the pitfalls that awaited me if I did not exercise extreme caution in life. I was raised to believe that my parents were in charge and knowledgeable about such things and that if I did not heed what they told me, there were consequences to be paid for that digression.
We are always searching outside of ourselves for an adventure, something new and exciting, thrilling, perhaps dangerous, and definitely stimulating. But the greatest adventure in life is not outside of us, but in the recesses of our own mind in meditation. Most of what we think of as adventure is born out of sensual or material interaction with the objective world. It is sense-bound, hence, limited and transient. Though very exciting to begin with, it always ends and then we keep searching for another new bit of excitement, for physical life is transient, unpredictable, and inevitably moving toward the next cycle of what next, what next!
Enchantment seems to mean several things, but I think of love. I guess that’s because I am getting married, for the first time, as an older person. I feel the relationship is magical and I’m spell-bound because this person whom I’m marrying is like no one I have ever met. Besides my Father, he is the only person with whom I trust my life. I told him that and he had to walk away because it had such a profound affect on him. I call him salt of the earth; I have never met anyone like this before. I am truly mesmerized and somewhat shocked with the way he treats me.