Every once in a while something touches you on such a deep level you feel changed forever. Some people in my life have said I am strong; however let me define what to me true strength is. To lose a child before you even got a chance to know them, to pick up those pieces and go on to inspire others to create hope on butterfly wings. That is strength. To carry on with a smile on your face and song in your heart, after you have had a major, life changing illness and lost a loved one in less than six months. That is strength. To hold the hand of someone who is passing over, ease their burden, even though it makes your own heavier. That is strength. To try and rescue one more animal, find one more loving home, care for one more beating heart, one more living, breathing creature. That is strength. To lose loved children to an unfair and unjust system, and still live for them. That is strength. To move yourself and your family to a new, unfamiliar place and create a wonderful new life. That is strength. To raise your daughter with unconditional love, compassion and humor after her mother has committed what to most would be an unthinkable, unforgivable act and to teach that child to forgive. That is strength. If I am strong, it is due to all of these amazing people, wonderful Earth Angels who have blessed my life and continue to do so. The world is full of unsung heroes wearing the guise of ordinary people. Look around you, how many do you see?
********Independence********** Definition: 1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing. 2. Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others; self-reliant: an independent mind. 3. Not determined or influenced by someone or something else
Can we in this day and age really claim independence? When so much of our society is so very influenced by almost everything? Some may even be influenced by the words they are reading now. Mass media is a massive force for influence- companies spend millions of dollars every year to insure you are influenced to buy their products. Others billions to influence the general population to believe a certain idea, value or belief is the ‘right’ way to be, think, do and act. In my opinion, which is only that, an opinion, the way to independence lies in developing your own self- Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others. Think for yourself, believe only a fraction of what you see and accept as truth only a fraction of that. Question your beliefs and what motivated you to believe it. Be willing to release any belief that no longer serves your purpose, your highest calling or feels healthy for you. Take back your financial independence by not buying into the idea that you ‘must have’ the latest- whatever. Take back your emotional independence by not allowing any influence which limits you or defines who you are to exist in your world. Create an independent mind- one that is not controlled by anyone or anything, ever. ♥ Robin ♥
Go to the places that make you happy, whether it be physical or mental places. Develop your muscles of self love, of patience, gratitude and forgiveness. For truly life is too short to spend one single minute in anyplace that does not fill you with love. Even if that place seems as if you ‘have’ to be there. Free your perception and find your self deception in thinking that one possibility is all you are allowed. Open your heart and mind to embrace the infinite nature of your very own being. Do, be, think, feel what makes your heart rejoice every day. ♥ Robin ♥
Would you hold DaVinci’s hand and say wait, stop, don’t paint today? Can you tell Einstein to just give up, you’re never gonna make it work? Would you look at the Wright brothers and declare flight impossible? NO? Then why do we find it so easy to stop ourselves from doing what we love most, what we believe in that inspires us and makes our heart sing? In you not being YOU the world is deprived of what your unique contribution to the planet is meant to be.
In you not BEING you,you deprive yourself of what miracles cane be made manifest in this world.
Where would we all be if no one ever followed their passion, their bliss, in spite of and maybe even because of,
In all the worlds not yet discovered and all the races too old to name. Forgotten for a time was once the common knowledge from whence we all came. Star seed, child of the Universe birthed upon a distant shore. Silence the mind, to hear the heart, awaken to the call. For we came here with a purpose, a reason for being alive at this cycle of the turning age. To assist this race of man in remembering the truth of this life they gauge. Beings of pure light and love, lost in the darkness of struggle and rage. Upon this time in the age of man, hope has manifested upon this world once more. Bright beings of light from distant shores, we are bound to you, and this old version of Earth, no more. So now upon this day so fair we say to you and yours. Begin to be who you always were, the light of love galore.
Today is a day for your creation, a blank slate for which we all will write our story. What will you choose to tell? Will it be a tale of love, happiness and joy? Or a tale of complaints, worry and sadness? Somewhere in the middle, maybe. Each day, every one of them, is YOURS to create. Are there things to be done, events that happen, circumstances that show up? Of course, this is LIFE not a rehearsal for a play. Still the only one who can write this story is you, by your actions and reactions, you create the story of your life. Make it one you will want to read. Over and over again.
One moment can change your entire lifetime. So often we go around, head in the clouds, wrapped up in thoughts of yesterday, hopes or fears about tomorrow, totally oblivious to the only true moment we have. This moment. Until that is something momentous happens, something be it positive or not so, that alters your path and forces you to be in the here and now. Why do we choose to live like this? Is it really living or just existing? Today I am extending an invitation to all, including myself to be fully present in the moment. As I type this there is a bird outside my window singing his little song of beauty. How long has this been going on? No clue, I was being in the future, and only realized just now how sweet and soothing this little tune is to the soul. Wow, excited to see what other mini miracles we can be present to, just by being present to this moment. And the next… ♥ Robin ♥