Sunday, November 30, 2008

Award Presentation - Universal Light Award

I created this award to honor those sweet souls that share the light

Love and light to you.

I have received several awards from some of my favorite blogs in the last few weeks. I'm honored and blessed by the women and men that inspire me through their blogs, as well as share their thoughts and comments on mine.

Sharing light is simple and free. It costs nothing.

The more we inspire others the more we are placing goodness in this world.

We all need a little encouragement to continue our journey. Pass it on to people that share the light!

All blogs might not be considered equal, but my friends below each has shared light with me in a special way. Please visit my friends.

Ocean of Perspectives
Thoughtful Reflections
The Painted Veil
Live Passionately
Soul Meets World
Dolly's Daily Diary
Maitri's Heart
Black Tie and Sneakers
The Journeys of Cactus Jack Splash
Chica & Pumuckl
Bas Bas Bas
Modus Vivendi
Marmalade Skies
Parental Instincts
Dwayne Reaves
Jo's Precious Thoughts
Daisy the Curly Cat

Climb Higher

Some days it's hard to stay motivated. A few words of spiritual encouragement can go a long way to remind us why we're doing what we're doing and give us that little push to climb higher on the spiritual path.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddhist saying

Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little. - Master Cheng Yen

To be angry is to let others' mistakes punish yourself.
To forgive others is to be good to yourself. - Master Cheng Yen

Whenever you hear that someone else has been successful, rejoice.
Always practice rejoicing for others - whether your friend or your enemy.
If you cannot practice rejoicing, no matter how long you live, you will not be happy. - Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. - Thich Nhat Hanh

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Light of my soul

Light has finally reached the dark of my mind
Love is rooted in the depths of my heart
My eyes are the light of my soul

Isolated peace is my life's journey
Silent will is behind my every impulse
My voice is heard in the words I speak

Friday, November 28, 2008

Universal Love Prayer

May all beings be filled with joy and peace.
May all beings everywhere,
The strong and the weak,
The great and the small,
The mean and the powerful,
The short and the long,
the subtle and the gross:

May all beings everywhere,
Seen and unseen,
Dwelling far off or nearby,
Being or waiting to become:
May all be filled with lasting joy.

Let no one deceive another,
Let no one anywhere despise another,
Let no one out of anger or resentment
Wish suffering on anyone at all.

Just as a mother with her own life
Protects her child, her only child, from harm,
So within yourself let grow
A boundless love for all creatures.

Let your love flow outward through the universe,
To its height, its depth, its broad extent,
A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.

Then as you stand or walk,
Sit or lie down,
As long as you are awake,
Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;
Your life will bring heaven to earth.

from the Metta Sutta

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is Thanksgiving morning, and I am grateful. I am grateful today is the day I have been preparing for. I am having Thanksgiving at my house.

As I was cleaning, I came across a magnet that slipped under my refrigerator.

It said..

The best things in life are not things.

So, here I am, getting ready for twenty people today, and I am calm. My guests are not coming here to judge my dust levels. They are here to gather with friends and family.

I feel a sense of relief, and wished I found that magnet before a week of stress.

This is how we grow.


Happy Thanksgiving my friends!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Letting People Know You Love Them

It’s easy to take our feelings for granted and to assume that the people we care about know how we feel about them. But while those we love are often quite cognizant of our feelings, saying "I love you" is a gift we should give to our loved ones whenever we can. Letting people know you love them is an important part of nurturing any kind of loving relationship. Few people tire of being told they are loved, and saying "I love you" can make a world of difference in someone’s life, take a relationship to a new level, or reaffirm and strengthen a steady bond. Everyone needs to hear the words "I love you." Three simple words – I - Love - You. When you declare your love for someone you admit to them that you care for them in the most significant way.

It can be difficult to express your love using words, particularly if you grew up around people that never expressed their affection verbally. But you should never be afraid to say "I love you" or worry that doing so will thrust you into a position of excessive vulnerability. It is important to share your feelings with those that matter to you. Part of the fulfillment that comes with loving someone is telling them that you love them. Besides, love exists to be expressed, not withheld.

If you love someone, let them know. Don’t be afraid of the strength of your emotions or worry that your loved one won’t feel the same way. Besides, the words "I love you" are often best said to another without expectation of a return investment. As each one of us is filled with an abundance of love, there is never any worry that you’ll run out of love if your expression of love isn’t said back to you. Saying, "I love you" is a gift of the heart sent directly via words to the heart of a recipient. Even though it may not always look that way, love from the heart is an offering that is always unconditional and given without strings attached. That is the true essence of the gift of "I love you."

Letting People Know You Love Them - Taken from Daily OM

Monday, November 24, 2008

Wind Beneath my Sails

Once in a lifetime you meet that
certain someone who will leave
an everlasting impression with you

Someone who is always there to
sooth your heart when the days
seem so trying as it may

Dropping moments in their life
to lend a helping hand to help
heal a heavy heart

Sharing moments of joy, tears,
and laughter, expressing the
inner most private moments of
each other's life

Walking on air should I have asked
even though it is impossible you
always made me feel like you would

Growing up with you was the
happiest years of my life
Sharing all the moments with each
others trust and bond that carried
us through our adult years

I want to thank you for always being
there for me, always knowing the
gifted words of wisdom that carried
me through many a storm

You walked by my side without
any words to be spoken, you
carried me when I fell

Brought me through valleys of despair
Looking back, I will always be eternally
grateful for all you are to me as you
are the wind beneath my sails

Bonnie Collins

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Angels are always nearby

Angels are always nearby, ready to encourage us through inspiration, lighten our hearts, and remind us that where there is life, there is joy.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again

(It has been a busy week my friends! My joy is my service. I was at Mom's all day remodeling her basement. Time to snuggle up under the blanket!)

love and light,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

May We Feel Compassion

May each of us find our true path, learn from our mistakes, and accept each other's pathway and not feel, show, or express disapproval with the choices the other makes.

May we feel compassion instead of hatred, love instead of anger, and an acceptance not only of others but of ourselves as well.

May each of us do all of the above in a mindful way.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Spiritual Warrior

Life offers us the opportunity to become a Spiritual Warrior.
A warrior is one who bravely goes into those dark areas within themselves to ferret out the Truth of their being.
It takes great courage, stamina and endurance to become a Spiritual Warrior.

The path is narrow, the terrain rough and rocky.
You will walk alone: through the dark caves, up those steep climbs and through the dense thick forest.
You will meet your dark side. The faces of fear, deceit, and sadness all await your arrival.
No one can take this journey but you.

There comes a time, in each of our lives, when we are given the choice to follow this path.
Should we decide to embark on this journey, we can never turn back.... Our lives are changed forever.

On this journey, there are many different places we can choose to slip into and hide. But the path goes on.
The Spiritual Warrior stays the course, wounded at times, exhausted and out of energy.
Many times, the Warrior will struggle back to their feet to take only a few steps before falling again.

Rested, they forge on, continuing the treacherous path.
The journey continues. The Spiritual Warrior stays the course.
Weakened, but never broken.
One day, the battle, loneliness and desperate fights are over.
The sun breaks through the clouds; the birds begin to sing their sweet melodies.
There is a change in the energy.
A deep change within the self.
The warrior has fought the courageous fight.
The battle of the dark night of the soul is won.

New energy now fills the Warrior.
A new path is now laid before them.
A gentler path filled with the inner-knowing of one who has personal empowerment.
With their personal battle won, they are filled with joy.
A new awareness that they are one with the Spirit beams as they go forth to show others the way.
They are not permitted to walk the path for others.
They can only love, guide and be a living example of the Truth of their being.

- unknown

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday wishes

Blessings Angels!

Just sending you a few quotes that have come my way the past couple of days!!!

- A great mentor is one who aims for others' abilities to surpass her own.
- Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- We can try many ways to get rid of the darkness, but none is as effective as simply increasing the light.

Spiritual journey begins when the worldly affairs take the backseat.

An angel, like a butterfly, knows it is a great privilege to fly, even if only for a moment.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thank you for the Inner Fire

“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” Albert Schweitzer

I cannot thank my friends enough for inspiring me when I need it the most. I wish you plenty of love, light, and abundant blessings.

Love, Kimmy

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Love and Time

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.

When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, "Richness, can you take me with you?"

Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you."

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. "Vanity, please help me!"
"I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked, "Sadness, let me go with you."
"Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you." It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder,

Love asked Knowledge, another elder, "Who Helped me?"

"It was Time," Knowledge answered.

"Time?" asked Love. "But why did Time help me?"
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is."

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Embrace Everything

"The warrior has no greater joy than to walk a path with a heart. On this path he walks, thrilled by the wonder of it all, and in his joy he gives thanks in his heart for this marvelous privilege by embracing everything he encounters with love and gratitude."

— Carlos Castaneda
Author and Shaman Philosopher

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Potato Garden

An oldie but one of my favorites.

An old man lived alone in Minnesota. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him,was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation:

Dear Son,

I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant
my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden because your
mother always loved planting time. I'm just getting too old to be
digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over.

I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren't in prison.


Shortly, the old man received this telegram: "For Heaven's sake, Dad,
don't dig up the garden!! That's where I buried the GUNS!!"

At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police
officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what
happened, and asked him what to do next.

His son's reply was: "Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. It's the best I could do for you from here."



Tuesday, November 11, 2008


When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing. When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn't flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky. When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another. It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word Guidance. When I saw "G: I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i". "God, "u" and "i" dance." God, you, and I dance. As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life. Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

Author Unknown

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Start - by Leo Buscaglia

A Start
by Leo Buscaglia

Each day, I promise myself not to try to solve all my life problems at
once -- nor shall I expect you to do so;

Starting each day, I shall try to learn something new about me and
about you and about the world I live in, so that I may continue to
experience all things as if they had been newly born;

Starting each day, I shall remember to communicate my joy as well as
my despair, so that we can know each other better;

Starting each day, I shall remind myself to really listen to you and
to try to hear your point of view and to discover the
least-threatening way of giving you mine, remembering that we are both
growing and changing in a hundred different ways;

Starting each day, I shall remind myself that I am a human being and
not demand perfection of you until I am perfect, so you're safe;

Starting each day, I shall try to be more aware of the beautiful
things in our world -- I'll look at the flowers, I'll look at the
birds, I'll look at the children, I'll feel the cool breezes, I'll eat
good food -- and I'll share these things with you;

Starting each day, I shall remind myself to reach out and touch you,
gently, with my words, my eyes and with my fingers, because I don't
want to miss feeling you;

Starting each day, I shall dedicate myself again to the process of
being a lover -- and then see what happens;
You know, I'm really convinced that if you were to define love, the
only word big enough to engulf it all would be "Life" -- LOVE IS LIFE
-- in all its aspects ... And if you miss love, you miss life !

Please don't !

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Inner Self Angel

In order to contribute to life and provide value to others, you must first connect to the value that is within you.

To connect with and appreciate that unique inner value, look past all the superficial things undertaken or acquired only to impress others, and focus on what is sincerely you.

You are the state you are in! Let go of your concerns, your worries, your pretenses and anxieties, and truly enjoy the moment you are in.

By doing this, you will be much better equipped to deal with whatever difficult situations the world sends your way.

love and light, Kimmy

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Surround yourself with love

At the end of the day, there is only one thing that can make you happy.

It is called love.

You were born for love. You are designed for it. Every cell of your body, every part of your soul is created for love.

People in their deathbeds never say, "I wish I had brought a Jaguar," or "I wish I had spent more time in my office…" Listen to people in their dying hour and you'll hear the same regret: "I wish I had spent more time loving…"

I believe that relationships are the most important things in our lives---more important than all the wealth in the world.

How many of you have tried to quench your thirst with saltwater? The only thing that saltwater does is make you even thirstier. Money is like saltwater. No amount of money will quench your inner thirst for love and happiness. It'll only make you thirstier. You want more and more and more until you drop dead from spiritual malnutrition.

Learn to love every day! Surround yourself with love! Everything you need to be happy is within you.

love and light,

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Butterfly

Throughout history the butterfly has been admired for their delicate beauty. Most adult butterflies live just one or two weeks except for the monarch and angel wing which can live for six months or more. This is very symbolic. It suggests that a person with this medicine will experience tremendous soul growth in their earlier years. A difficult childhood is common. Life lessons are revealed to the consciousness while in the womb of the mother - the cocoon stage - and are completed when the caterpillar emerges into the butterfly and takes flight. Butterflies are symbols of freedom and creativity. They hold the gift of transformation and soul evolution.

Butterflies have a pair of large compound oval eyes made up of thousands of individual lenses. They can see a single image clearly and are able to perceive ultraviolet wavelengths of light. This suggests clairvoyant abilities for those that hold this totem.

The antennae of the butterfly has small knobs on each end which is said to play a role in orientation. When one antennae is missing the butterfly will fly in circles unable to find its way. Those with this medicine need to stay consciously connected to spirit at all times in order to arrive at their desired destination.

The butterfly represents the process of transformation and shape shifting. When butterfly shows up, make note of the most important issues confronting you at the moment. What state of change are you at in regard to them?

To the Native Americans the butterfly is a symbol of joy. They remind us not to take life so seriously. They feed on flowers that they help pollinate, thereby further spreading beauty. They represent the element of air, quickly changing and ever moving, so gracefully. Butterflies are messengers of the moment. They come in a variety of colors. To understand the message that the butterfly holds for you a study of its colors can be helpful.

Whenever an eco system is damaged, butterfly is usually the first to leave. They are especially sensitive to the harmony of earth. If butterfly comes to you in a hurt, trapped or ill way, you are being asked to stop disturbing the natural design of life and to flow with events in a more gentle, natural way. - Unknown

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Taken from the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

New design is coming!!! I am so excited!! Until then, let me share what I am learning today!

The Law of Karma

Law of Karma ... Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind . . . What we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.

I will put the Law of Karma into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

1. Today I will witness the choices I make in each moment. And in the mere witnessing of these choices, I will bring them to my conscious awareness. I will know that the best way to prepare for any moment in the future is to be fully conscious in the present.

2. Whenever I make a choice, I will ask myself two questions: What are the consequences of this choice that I'm making? And will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and also to those who are affected by this choice?

3. I will then ask my heart for guidance and be guided by its message of comfort or discomfort. If the choice feels comfortable, I will plunge ahead with abandon. If the choice feels uncomfortable, I will pause and see the consequences of my action with my inner vision. This guidance will enable me to make spontaneously correct choices for myself and for all those around me.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Stillness for clear reception

Emotional turbulence disrupts inner reception - like static in radio reception. The calmer the emotions, the more detail with which you can receive inner communications.

When the emotions achieve tremendous calm, then they become like a glassy lake, or a smooth mirror or window - thus allowing the passage of information with minimal distortion.

The stiller you are emotionally, the clearer you can inwardly "perceive". -unknown