Food For Thought: Great Events in Life

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Beach at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey

Beach at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey

“Great and soulful events–falling in love, opening to the Beyond-Within, the birth of ideas and babies–march to no tick-tock but appear in their own good time, when the heart is prepared and the moment is ripe.” – Sam Keen: Hymns to an Unknown God: Awakening The Spirit In Everyday Life

Reflections: On The River

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I grew up on the Merrimack River, living in two homes that were situated less than a quarter-mile from the banks. The Merrimack has always been a great source of power and inspiration to me. I have fond memories of walking the dirt road from my childhood home to the banks of the river as a small child. When my dad got his first boat, we would motor along the river and I would fill up with delight and wonder, to be out on the river feeling the cool breeze and river mist on my face.

On The River ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey

On The River ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey

Decades later, when I lived a stones throw from the banks of the river, I could see the wooden dories and skiffs at Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, from my desk window. They would beckon me at times to grab my camera and capture the afternoon sun on the river and boats.

The river is a constant in my life. Barely a day goes by, since I moved a mile or two inland from it, that I don’t drive along the river and marvel at its powerful tidal currents caused by my close proximity to the ocean. I feel the tug and the lure of the river course through my veins and I am released to flow like the river. It is a stalwart reminder that my life is rich.

Reflections: Communication

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Sometimes the lines of communication between people get blurred. In reflection we can find many reasons for communication to become blurred, but in soul-searching, we weed through those reasons and ask ourselves the questions of why and what forms our reasoning in how we feel about and relate to other people.

Cat Tail Reflection ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey 2014

Cat Tail Reflection ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey 2014

It is there in the reflection that we begin to see things clearly, if we take the time to listen to heart and remove judgment from our mind. It can be easy to judge others, however, learning to accept others for who they are, may not always come so easily to some of us.

Many years ago when I began to study A Course In Miracles, I learned one of the greatest lessons in my life… How a person shows up in my life, who they are in my world, it was matters most. Anything peripheral to that, is not for me to judge.

Reflections: Changing Tides

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I’ve always been partial to the low tide at the beach, for when the ocean recedes for a few hours twice daily for the low tide exposes an expansive beach that becomes a playground of earthly and aquatic delights. The landscape changes, tidal pools form, and a treasure trove of shells, stones, beach glass worn smooth, drift wood, sea weed and other offerings from the ocean appear on the sand, waiting patiently to be claimed once again by the sea, or to be pocketed by a beachcomber who will revere that object with special memories for a long time to come.

Sandy Point at Low Tide ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey 2014

Sandy Point at Low Tide ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey 2014

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