Extreme Gratitude in 2016

I never feel alone, but that doesn’t stop me from missing conversations and physical interactions with friends and love ones. The time/space separation between us is one of the many illusions that we have to deal with in the third dimension (3D) world, though we can meet in the fifth dimension (5D) at any time, it’s not the same.

As 2015 came to a close and 2016 was just around the corner, I was thinking that I could NEVER have imagined how this year has turned out. Closing on a house? Getting a raise and retroactive increase in pay? Being given a renewed sense of the reason for a physical existence? And so much more.

Now it’s a whole new year, a whole new me.

Any one of these things would make me feel gratitude, all of them happening in one year has only happened a few times in my life. The year I received my first two Reiki attunements and accepted my ordination (1999), I had turned 40. Then in 2006, starting my massage exchange group (and all entailed), including meeting my twin flame (although I’m not a fan of that particular reference as it implied “soul mate”).

I’m sure there were more in previous years, but these more recent things were life changing to say the least. I never feel alone, but that doesn’t stop me from missing conversations and physical interactions with friends and love ones. The time/space separation between us is one of the many illusions that we have to deal with in the third dimension (3D) world, though we can meet in the fifth dimension (5D) at any time, it’s not the same.

It’s like the thing we call death; it seems to separate us, the “living”, from those who we may wish to be able to have in our lives. The veil between the living and dead only divides us from the each other in a tangible way that is one of the reasons why we have incarnated into the physical to begin with.

This year is a Nine (9) Year; it is about completing cycles and preparing for new ones. It has already begun with a new home, new neighbors and a new financial outlook. By the end of the year, there will be a lot more to feel grateful for…and to plan for changes.

Looking forward to more of that 3D reality that we enjoy so much as 2016 unfolds!

Gratitude and Clarity

We must each take a moment to find something in our lives to be grateful for…the sun always shines behind the darkest of clouds.

We must each take a moment to find something in our lives to be grateful for…the sun always shines behind the darkest of clouds.

Gratitude-ClarityGratitude is a matter of Personal Clarity and Empowerment ~DeBrady.biz

Indeed, the sun is always shining, period. The illusion that the sun “sets” behind the earth is an old earth-centric myth that was long ago clarified when no one fell off of it when sailing to the horizon. No dragons lurk beyond the furthest reaches of our vision; we limit our imaginations by believing in these myths. The sun never sets; it is just from our point-of-view of the sun that ever-shines on this small world we call home. Even in the darkest nights, it illuminates the earth.

What do you choose to believe?

It is important to realize that you create your own reality based on the beliefs that you hold…good or “bad”…happy or sad. If you spend your time filling your thoughts with what other people believe, you will enter their reality and believe what they do. We are, each one of us, being called to be a more active participant in creating, co-creating, a better version of this collective reality.

Is it any wonder that what we believe is amplifying our experience of the world?

You must be clear about these beliefs, which are yours…and which are not yours. This is the meaning of “personal clarity”. You empower yourself to the degree that you can stay in gratitude, love and joy…about how the Universe is showing up for you.

So, empowerment…taking back your power to create your own reality and personal clarity about that reality…are the direct results of gratitude.

After the First Snow of 2014

Quick correction: It’s dubbed the Polar Vortex (not new or evens news), rather than Arctic Vortex, although the meaning is not lost either way. Just glad we’ve returned to more normal winter temps, felt practically warm at lunchtime with 35 degrees (F) out!

There’s something special in the air. There’s a certain crispness that wasn’t there before the snow. It has been cold, but I’m ever grateful for the warmth of hearth and home…wherever it is and being nestled in the woods by a river is awesome. Only in this time of no leaves on the trees can you even see the houses across the river’s ravine.

Across the River Ravine
Across the River Ravine

From the deck of my home, I can just make out the outline of the house on the opposite hill. We’re both in Laurel, Maryland, but I’m in Howard County and they’re in PG. It would be a little bit of a walk, but I could walk down to the town’s center or “up” to the dam on the other side of I-95. Yesterday was the first time I “chickened out” making the short trip from the bottom of the hill to the top in my car…for good reason, it is still snowy and slick.

Driveway after the Winter Snow of 2014
Driveway after the Winter Snow of 2014

This is a view from my still snow-covered car up my steep driveway…also snowy and potentially icy. As you can see, we got a good 6-8 inches overnight. Even midday, it’s barely 20 degrees…brrr! My only regret is not having a better camera at my disposal (this is from my Android) and not getting out there before the the snow started falling off of the trees.

Snow-covered car
Snow-covered car

After growing up in Upstate New York and going to Oswego State (usually more snow there than Buffalo), I’m used to this kind of weather…and cleanup. I’ve grown a little lazy since moving here where this is relatively rare. This doesn’t compare to Snowmageddon of February 2010, not by far! But, still, my driveway has snow on it the day after I took these pictures…even after both my housemate and I took turns making a dent in it.

Driveway after shoveling
Driveway after shoveling

That’s my housemate at the top of the driveway…bet you didn’t see him, even though he’s wearing a red coat! There’s a house at the top of the drive, technically we share the drive, but they keep their car on the other side of the house closer to the street.

Speaking of driving…time to make a trek to the store, it’s been a couple of days since I’ve done that and today’s another sunny day. Good time to venture out!

Pay it Forward in 2013

I am participating in “Pay it Forward in 2013.” I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status.

Pay it forward in 2013 graphic
Pay it forward in 2013

***The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2013.

Wonderful day for Blogging…2300 all-time views!

2,300 All-Time Views and Seven Countries!

2300 views...7 countries today
2300 views…7 countries today

I feel honored by my readers, new and old, who continue to read my humble blog! There’s a sense of developing community and respect that comes from a love of great information.

I also want to acknowledge all those other bloggers and writers whose content I post. Blessings to you all!

Childhood Dreams, Adult Fulfillment

NOTE: The key here is to never give up on any of your dreams…they’re what keep life interesting!

Fortuitous Forty!!!

 

We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans.  And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate.  It’s just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there.  Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn’t have expected. ~ Ben Okri

I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream. ~ Andrew Wiles

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