Monday, August 19, 2019

A Light In The Darkness

I have always LOVED the night sky.  I would rather moon and star bathe than sunbathe.  Don't get me wrong I enjoy a sunny day, a rainy day, an overcast day or a snowy day; but I LOVE the night.

Several weeks ago I was diagnosed with sun poisoning.  I was on medication and had to stay out of the sun.  In 80 degree weather I was wearing long sleeves and using an umbrella to shade myself.

Light is supposed to be a good, positive thing.   I'm supposed to be a "Light Worker" so it kind of bothered me that I couldn't be in light.  It didn't make sense to me.  So I meditated about it.  I was told, "I didn't have to be in to be in the light because I WAS the light.  My job was to bring light into the darkness."

I share this story because I believe this message is for everyone, not just me.  I believe that we're ALL light and we are ALL supposed to bring light into the darkness.  So...let's get to work.

Love,  Paula

Monday, August 12, 2019

Live Fearlessly

I was in the presence of several spiritually like minded ladies the other night.  As we were talking, a couple of them mentioned that they don't talk openly or say things about their spirituality anywhere else or with anyone else.  I found this interesting and kind of sad.  I know that one of the women is in her seventies.  I'm not sure of the other.  I would guess late fifties to early sixties.  What struck me was that at these ages, they were still hiding who they were.  How sad that after fifty plus years and seventy plus years they didn't feel like they could BE who they truly are...they had to hide their authentic selves.  I can't help but wonder what they're afraid of.  I wonder if they ever ask themselves, "What is the worst thing that will happen if I reveal myself - if people find out who I truly am?"

I think we all go through this at some point in our lives:  hopefully sooner rather than later.  I'm not just talking about spirituality, but any part of us that we feel we have to hide. I've found that most people are accepting and interested.  They ask questions and sometimes share stories of things they've experienced or gone through.  By being open and sharing, you give others the opportunity to do the same.

Nelson Mandela said, "Our deepest fear is not that we're inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Let's live fearlessly.  Let's liberate ourselves so we can fearlessly help liberate others.

Love,  Paula

Saturday, January 26, 2019

January Beauty

I've been sick the last several days.  Nothing serious...sinus infection, cold, headache...stuff like that.  It was enough to slow me down though.  Before being sick, life was happening and I was, house work, family, fun, self imposed obligations...busy.  Being under the weather slowed me down.  I've been reading, crocheting, watching tv, relaxing and taking care of myself.

I really needed that.  It has given me time to look around and really SEE the world around me.   Tonight as I was closing the living room curtains, I noticed how beautiful it was outside.  It snowed several days ago and it's been gorgeous, but I haven't taken the time to look and appreciate it.  After slowing down, I was able to SEE - really SEE the beauty around me.  When it's cold, the snow sparkles like diamonds.  It's just breathtaking!

I'm actually grateful for not feeling well.  It allowed me the opportunity to take the time to appreciate life.  It helped me to remember that there is beauty everywhere, always.

My wish for you is that you see and appreciate the beauty that's all around you all the time.  Do it now.  Don't wait until you're sick.

Love,  Paula

PS.  If you click on the pictures to make them larger, you can actually see what I'm talking about that the snow sparkles like diamonds.  This was right outside my front door.  Magical!