Meditation

While I still have

power, I will write

this.  I smell smoke

outside.  I guess my

power is set to be

shut off by by the

power company

if there’s a danger

of disastrous fires

that may result

from the winds

and power being

interrupted because

of that.

Love and peace.

Nationwide TM

meditation this month.

Joshua trees and boulders. Joshua Tree National Park, Californai

Joshua trees and boulders. Joshua Tree National Park, California

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God and Suffering

If God wants me

on this earth, then

He will provide.

If He wants me

to suffer to learn

some lessons,

I guess I have

no choice.

Can’t argue

with God.

I can only

live my life

a day at a

time.

Rock formations and clouds in Leslie Gulch. Malhuer County, Oregon

Rock formations and clouds in Leslie Gulch. Malhuer County, Oregon

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Wall of Wonder

What’s on the other side?

No one knows.  Each day

brings a new fruit.  It’s

our job to accept it.  But

we don’t know what it

is until it gets here.

Sometimes I’m just grateful

my eyes are open the next

day and I’m still alive.  I

don’t know what I expect,

but nothing’s guaranteed

and everything is unknown

until we get there.  Peace.

Close up of Blue-eyed Beauty (Osteospermum)

Close up of Blue-eyed Beauty (Osteospermum)

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Well of Wisdom

Reached deep in the

well of my creativity.

Came up with what

you see here.

If I don’t judge it

as a handful of

“mud” or an

act of inspiration,

then I can let

you, decide.

I feel very grate-

ful for the

circumstances

developing in

my life.

Close up of Teddy Bear Sunflower.

Close up of Teddy Bear Sunflower.

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Your Heart Knows

You (I) have to

break out of my

self-imposed

limitations

and take the

support I’m

so generously

offered and

face my fears.

Move beyond

them and

through them

and see what

happens.

I find I’m

better off

doing that

than follow-

ing my

rules that

didn’t

seem to

work before.

Pacific Albus (Poplar) tree farm, Boardman Tree Farm, Oregon

Pacific Albus (Poplar) tree farm, Boardman Tree Farm, Oregon

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Inspire

I want to

inspire.

So I feel that

feeling

my feelings

and accept-

ing them

gives me

a chance to

move

through

them.

Especially

if they’re

Painful

ones.

Cuban Lily (Scilla peruviana) The Connie Hansen Garden. Lincoln City, Oregon

Cuban Lily (Scilla peruviana) The Connie Hansen Garden. Lincoln City, Oregon

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TY

I appreciate this

blog.  It gives me

something to look

forward to seeing

the next day if

anyone got any

benefit from what

I wrote.

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Peace and Quiet

If you don’t try,

you don’t succeed.

If I did something

“wrong”, then at

least I tried.

I feel so alone

and isolated.

Maybe I need

the peace and

quiet of that.

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Sea Urchins. St. John. Virgin Islands Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.

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Keep Going

Something is holding

on to me to stay on

this earth.  It gives me

the strength to take the

next step.

It provides me with

answers, with hope.

I am so grateful

to learn new

ways.

and not to

strain in my

forward progress.

Going into the

dark, you

can’t see until

you come into

the light.

Close up of Hosta plant with rain drops. Schrieners Iris Gardens. Oregon

Close up of Hosta plant with rain drops. Schrieners Iris Gardens. Oregon

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Use me

You don’t need to be

perfect.  You just need

to be optimistic and

keep going.

If you listen within

you’ll do the best

you can

and be willing to

be guided by whatever

guides you, speaks

to you when you

ask, or receive

messages from,

guidance.

Lilies. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Oregon

Lilies. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Oregon

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