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Words that nearly everyone can relate to..  If you have lived, I believe you will have at some point in your life, experienced your heart breaking…  Whether it be from a relationship with a significant other, with parents, with children or indeed with a special pet, or something else entirely, to live is to experience heart break.

The reason for this post, however, is not to explore heart break, but to write about a wonderful book I have read by fellow blogger Vivienne Tuffnell called “Strangers and Pilgrims”.

It begins by exploring the lives of different people and their individual paths as they journey through life, each experiencing their own special form of misery.  Each of them getting so desperate that they type in the words “My heart is breaking and I’m dying inside” into a search engine hoping beyond hope that by some miracle, they can find what they need to begin living again.

And oh my, that is where the journey truly begins..  The way Viv brings her characters to life and weaves her way through their lives is truly magical..  I literally could not put the second half of the book down, I continued to read until 3 in the morning, without any comprehension of time passing. And yes, I did have work on the next day – so warning – read it on the weekend!

Such a talented writer, with tremendous insight into human nature, she makes each of the characters believable and draws you into their lives with effortless ease.

I really loved it..  Thank you Viv for bringing it to life.

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These bushfires have been the worst in Australian History..

Tragedies abound.. Which I have spoken of and which I do not want to detract from..

However, what is happening now, lifts my spirits..

Communities – cities – states – the whole nation are joining together to do anything they can to help..  People all over the country are watching the news and thinking to themselves “What can I do?”..  There are too many volunteers  (they are having to turn people away) – too many things donated (they’ve asked for no more food or clothing) .. In the huge economic uncertainty at the moment – over $31 million dollars has been donated..  People are opening up their homes to others that have lost everything.. 

The Nation’s heart has been opened and it is truly uplifting..  It provides me with hope – it proves to me that we are not a people of “everyone for themselves” – we are a caring, loving people who will do everything in our power to help others..

It’s going to be a long hard road back, but, with the support of the country, it won’t be a lonely one..

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Your Song..

My wonderful friend, Candy sent this to me – I loved it…

When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child.

 

They recognize that every soul has its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and  purpose. When the women attune to the song, they sing it out loud. Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone else.

 

When the child is born, the community gathers and sings the child’s song to him or her.  Later, when the child enters education, the village gathers and chants the child’s song.   When the child passes through the initiation to adulthood, the people again come together and sing. At the time of marriage, the person hears his or her song.

 

Finally, when the soul is about to pass from this world, the family and friends gather  at the person’s bed, just as they did at their birth, and they sing the person to the next life.

 

In the African tribe there is one other occasion upon which the villagers sing to the child.  If at any time during his or her life, the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, the individual is called to the center of the village and the people in the community form a circle around them. Then they sing their song to them.

 

The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity.

 

When you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.

 

A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it.

 

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself.

 

They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.

 

You may not have grown up in an African tribe that sings your song to you at crucial life transitions, but life is always reminding you when you are in tune with yourself and when you are not.

 

When you feel good, what you are doing matches your song, and when you feel awful, it doesn’t.

 

In the end, we shall all recognize our song and sing it well.

 

You may feel a little wobbly sometimes, but so have all the great singers.  

Just keep singing and you’ll find your way home.

 

Speak only of other’s good.

 

Health, prosperity, joy and awakening  to you always! 

 

Peace on earth and to all living beings!

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What if…

We realised that we are all connected.

We woke up to a world where there was total acceptance.  Where we lived side by side in peace and harmony.

We remembered who we really are.

Everyone practiced unconditional love.

We realised we were powerful beyond our wildest imagination.

There was nothing holding us back, except our own self imposed limitations.

– We awoke from the illusion of this world

What a beautiful world we could create.. How I yearn for that world.

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Belonging..

By pure chance, I found my way to the wordpress website.  I began this blog for reasons unknown to me at the time – just a desire to put some thoughts onto paper (Well, I know, it’s not quite paper – but hey, we are in this technologically advanced age..).

By pure chance, I stumbled upon Sanity Found’s blog – she is such a beautiful soul..  My heart is full of gratitude that I found her.  She opened my eyes up to a community right here in cyberspace – she has introduced me to her blogroll – where I have met another beautiful soul – Vanessa Leigh..

I feel like I’m part of a community now – something I haven’t experienced in my life.  Most of my life, I have felt different to other people.  I have tried to fit in – conform – do all the “right” things – all the while denying who I really am..  My soul has been crying out to me – break away – become who you are meant to become..  But, I continued to try and fit in to a world where I didn’t belong.  Where nothing made sense – where only one friend shares my sense of reality (all the others, smile at me when I share my thoughts on the world – humour me really..).

And now, cyberspace.  How wonderful – how joyous – how unbelievably mind blowing that you can find kindred spirits in this space.

For that, I will be eternally grateful.

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