Never get so caught up in the noise around you, that you might forget that there are also moments like these when in the still you see the reflection of light and color and you are lifted up, if only for a moment, to the glory and the grace of beauty in its purest form.
Even when things appear to be dark, there is still light behind that darkness. Let that light in. Seek that light. Let the very thought of it envelope you and protect your psyche, now and always.
Photo: Sunset on the Merrimack River in Amesbury, Massachusetts at Lowell’s Boat Shop.
I had had my heart set for a few months now to move to a new apartment. I had two criteria that mattered most, after living in a downtown apartment with no yard or view. I was looking for “a place with a yard’ and “a room with a view.” Quietly, I set my intent out into the Universe and the Universe answered at exactly the right time. I’m moving on… The view and the yard are awesome. It is time for a change and I am so ready for it.
Moving is a wonderful thing because it opens the channels to new energy. The moment I stepped out of my car at my new place I felt like I was home. And I walked across the threshold of the back door, into the old mud room, I knew I was home. And then I say the view from the living room, and walked up the stairs to take in the view from the front bedroom. Ah… There’s no place like home. I had found my new home. Continue reading
There are times in our lives when we just know things will turn out the way we planned, and there are other times when we are not so certain about things or ourselves. Self-doubt is this niggling, nagging line of thinking that tugs at us like a fish on a line, struggling to get free from the hook. But self-doubt is ego driven and it is the hook that keeps us from moving forward at times when we need to release our self-doubt and flourish in the opportunities present in our lives.
Today, I remind myself that I am stronger than my self-doubt. I take a deep breath, I close my eyes and visualize my strength as a powerful river flowing from one source to another. I acknowledge that I have within all the strength I need to succeed. I affirm that I can free myself from the hook of my ego and let go of the negative self-doubt that holds me captive, like a fish on a line. I am stronger than the hook. My life flows like the river.
Photo: Sunset on the Merrimack River at Point Shore, Amesbury, MA ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
My life is rich. Today, I re-mind myself that my life abundant in so many ways. I am grateful for my family and friends who are actively a part of my rich and wonderful life, those who lift me up when I am down and applaud me when I am up. Abundance comes in many forms, I take care to recognize the abundance in my life that is not monetary, but rich in love and the substance of caring and compassion. In this I know, I am abundant.
Photo: Sunset on the Salt Pannes at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
Every sunset on the Salt Pannes of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is magically different with the weather and seasons. For over 50 years I have marveled at this ever changing vista that takes my breath away with every viewing.
Salt Pannes Sunset ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
This sunset creates a wonderful path of light that draws you off into the distance… Continue reading