Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Your Loving Influence...

Can Shape The World

Each of us has a divine assignment: to live in and express love. It is a task you are uniquely equipped to perform. Nobody else will ever know the exact mix of people that you do. Nobody else will ever have the opportunities you do to bless their lives.

You have been designated to leave a loving impression on your partner, parents, children, neighbors, co-workers and a whole host of people you have yet to encounter.

Like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” you cannot begin to imagine how your loving influence can shape the world.

Sharing light with Mary Manin Morrissey

Monday, December 29, 2008

Compassionate Blog Award!


Thank you my angel Maitri, I am blessed beyond words. I am so sorry I didn't post this sooner. I am honored to be a part of this lovely testimony.


Here is a little about this special award. Please visit the link below to participate!

Dear Friends,

I have been doing my 300 drops a day on entrecard and some are very random as I try to drop back on everyone who drops on me but sometimes they are not blogs that fit with my philosophies so I thought, "Why not start my own Mr. Linky List to gather together in one place all of the wonderful blogs that are dedicated to Compassionate Living. This may take many shapes and forms. Maybe you are an "artist with heart." Perhaps you are dedicated to animal welfare, or have a cause that you support that is rooted in compassion and loving-kindness. There are so many possibilities, the spectrum is wide and as many colors of the rainbow.

I am not looking for SEO blogs, or blogs that are nothing but ads, or who have a high ad content and almost no real heartfelt blog posts for the simple joy of connection with others. It is in this spirit that I am creating this list so that I can drop on you and support blogs that I really believe in. In addition to this I am designing a "Compassionate Living Blog Award" and every Sunday I will review the blogs that have signed up so far and on Sundays I will put their widget up as high as possible in the sidebar in a little section called, "Compassionate Living Blog Of The Week." A free week of advertising as a thank you for your kind and gentle efforts in the world.

IN ADDITION TO THIS: I will be creating, this week, a new page on my newly designed nine year old website, Dragonfly Cottage, that will house, forever after (as long as the blogs are live), all of the widgets of all of the winners of the awards.

My heartfelt thanks to one and all. I hope you will join soon, and you must leave a comment after your link goes up. That's the way the Mr. Linky links work! I will be keeping a close eye on the list and any inappropriate links will be removed.



Sunday, December 28, 2008

Rules of the Road

It's important that you understand several rules of the road as you learn from one's mistakes:

Rule #1: Admit to it right away! Be proactive and seek out everyone who needs to know. Take responsibility. Don't create blame.

Rule #2:Clean it up. Do whatever is necessary to make the situation whole again for those around you. Remember, making a tighter cycle will help you to not make a mess so big that you become bogged down cleaning up after your mistakes.

Rule #3: Learn from the experience. Focus on what worked, while addressing what did not work. Communicate what you have learned to others so they don't make the same mistakes you did. Also, learn from your obstacles, but don't make them so big that they drain power in your ability to move on.

Rule #4: Do not do that one again. Go on with other possibilities. Keep the cycle moving. There is a whole world of new opportunities to examine.

Rule #5: Keep Moving Forward Come back to your goal and continue to move forward. You can't create results if you constantly sit on what has gone wrong. That doesn't mean you don't learn the lesson you need to learn. That's part of the review.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney

Light found at www.mouseplanet.com


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hints to Self on Fellowship

While on your eye-opening journey, you cannot imitate the conventional lives of other people. You might have to make some changes, and particularly some sacrifices, if you are to follow a path whose goal is different from the norm.

Find some time for meditation and study, some time when you can fully and truly be yourself. This requires, however short, a daily period of solitude.

Here is the most important piece to understand. You have to be careful of what company you keep so you will not be constantly responding to their auras, either in struggle or in defense.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Here is my Healing Strategy. I will focus on breathing exercises. I will work with arms – reaching out/taking in. I will actively journal no matter how tired. I will continue to connect and practice Theta Healing to have an emotional release of grief, forgiveness when appropriate, self-acceptance.

I am Free to be who I AM.


Monday, December 22, 2008

What is your Relationship Pattern?

In the past few years, my friends and family have all come to me with questions on their relationships. I have struggled with helping them, trying to point out errors in their judgement and choice.

This morning, I realized that I was going about it in the wrong way. People have to recognize the behavior patterns, rather than the individual situations. Today's blog is dedicated to the ones I have frustrated more than I helped.

Many men and women know the definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result) and in spite of this knowledge, they continue to date or marry the same type of person while expecting a different result.

Most coaches who have been practicing for a few years are familiar with this pattern. Usually those individuals who practice relationship insanity only enter therapy because they are in intense pain and they are desperate.

Most of these people want their circumstances to be different, but they often don't want to change their behavior that is contributing to their pain.

It is very common to have a friend nod in agreement when I point out WHY they are having trouble and then repeat the same behavior. If it wasn't so tragic, it would be funny.

If you have friends going through this, help them identify their particular pattern. Focusing only on an isolated incident isn't very effective because most people believe it is a one time occurrence caused by circumstances beyond their control.

They truly believe that they are an innocent victim who is powerless over their current circumstance (usually regarding a romantic relationship). They look for the "mistake" they made with a particular person and seek what to do to fix the relationship.

Those who insisted that all they needed to do was find the right person were destined to continue their downward spiral indefinitely regardless of the amount of relationship advice or intense therapy they undertook.

When a person is willing to learn from their accept responsibility for their patterns, they then have the ability to change those patterns and get the results that they want because it's will always be true -- Patterns don't lie.


Inspired from an articles I found via google this morning, regarding relationships.

Portions taken from Copyright 2007 Bob Grant. All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Stand Still

Many times, as we are moving ahead in the path of our life, we find ourselves at a stand still. There seems to be no progress at all in any aspect of our life. We try to bring about a few changes that work, but after sometime we find ourselves stressed out and we stop trying.

We need to have the vision of the result constantly in front of our eyes. We need to ask ourselves what is it that we expect out of ourselves, to be a source of inspiration to others, to keep learning.... it could be anything that inspires us to constantly move ahead while appreciating all that life brings.

My joy is my service.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Incarnated Angels - Reading Today

Are You An Earth Angel? by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

Author's Note: The information I’m presenting is merely a description of the personality-related, behavioral, and physical characteristics of angels, similar to the type of information found in astrology books. Those who are Earth Angels will relate to the concepts in this book; however, others may misunderstand or even object to the material herein. My intention is to help and to heal, but sometimes such actions create controversy.

Do you feel different from other people, as if you were dropped off on this planet and wonder when someone’s coming to take you home? If so, then you may be an Earth Angel. If you have a passion and talent for healing, teaching, or helping others, yet you yourself have substance-abuse problems, weight issues, relationship challenges, and the like, then you may be an Earth Angel. If you’re highly sensitive and you abhor violence in any form, then you may very well be an Earth Angel!

An Earth Angel is a soul with non-Earthly origins. Although all souls originate from the same Divine source, our environment and personal history often shape our personalities and physical characteristics. For instance, those who spend most of their time surfing at tropical beaches will have different looks and mannerisms than people who hole up in their inner-city offices every day.

Similarly, all of the lives you’ve previously lived have impacted you. And, just as your physical family-of-origin influences you, so does your soul’s family-of-origin shape your looks, behavior, and even your life’s purpose. Again, the inside of everyone is the same: a beautiful, pristine spark of Divine light. However, as a lightworker, your spark of light may have spent time in heavenly realms far from our Earth. Those lifetimes that you’ve logged in the angelic realm, the elemental kingdom, or on other planets have influenced who you are today. Although you inhabit a human body, your soul feels like a traveler in a foreign country—because that is, in essence, what you are.

This article is excerpted from Earth Angels: A Pocket Guide for Incarnated Angels, Elementals, Starpeople, Walk-Ins, and Wizards, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. Reprinted with permission of the publisher, Hay House Inc. http://www.hayhouse.com

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Old friends pass away, new friends appear.

It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.

The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day. -- Dalai Lama

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Great Circle

You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.

The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Holy Man

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Un Amore Per Sempre - One Love Forever

Josh Groban - Un Amore Per Sempre - One Love Forever

Eco ora mai, il momento temutto da tempo, sai
Gia so quello che mi dirai, e la fine di noi.

So che con lui
tu te senti piu
libera di esere
di voleve, di prendere
di contare di piu

Che scioco io
io che ti o dato tutto di me
O, che vai
stai portando il mio cuore con te.

Un amore per sempre
dura solo un istante
Sono tanti recordi che
svaniscono en te
Resta forse quel sogno
Una storia di amanti
ma la fine vai via
da me

Cuesta cita che mi penso
deserto di lacrime
Sento il cuore affogare en me
Mentre tu sei con lui

Diccono che no se muore nel'amore
Non perdi mai
Io me sento morire ormai
fuoco dentro di me

So pure che dovre essere felice per te
Ma, mentirei, perche volgio che resti con me

Un amore per sempre
Dura solo un istante
Sono tanti ricordi
che svaniscono en te

Resta forse quel sogno
una storia di amanti
Ma la fine di verlo
tene vai, vai con duole

Un amore per sempre
dura solo un istante
Sono troppi ricordi
che svaniscono en te
Resta quel che momento
forse solo un istante
Ma la fine vai via
lontano da me

Oh, no! Here is that moment
I feared for a long time, you know
I already know
what it is you are going to tell me,
that it's the end of us.

I know that with him
you feel freer
to accept his love;
to count on him more

What a shock to me,
I who gave you everything inside of me
As you go you are taking my heart with you

One love forever
lasts only an instant (a moment)
There are so many memories
that vanish with you
Only that dream remains,
the story of lovers,
but in the end you will leave me.

This city that I think of myself as being
is deserted of tears
I feel my heart drowning inside of me
while you are with him.

They say that you don't die from love;
You don't loose anything;
But now I feel that fire dying within me

I also know I should be happy for you
But I lie, because
I wish you to stay here with me

A love forever
lasts only an instant (moment)
there are so many memories
that will vanish with you
Only that dream remains
that story of lovers
But, in the end
you will leave
you will leave, leave in pain

A love forever
lasts only a moment
there are so many memories
that will vanish with you
Only that moment remains
if only for an instant
but in the end
you will leave
(and be) far from me.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I am responsible

The law of Karma works in this way: if I have given sorrow there will be some form of sorrow returning to me. It may not be precisely in the way that old-fashioned people would speak about an 'eye for any eye and tooth for a tooth', but certainly some sort of seed has been sown. If it was a seed that gave pain and sorrow then the fruit that I receive in turn will be bitter.

The time period between the performing of an action and the resultant reaction is variable. Just as different seeds need different periods of time in which to germinate, to grow and to produce fruit, so one cannot always determine which action it was that has led to this particular reaction but certainly if I am seeing a reaction, an effect, there must be a cause and the cause is not an external cause. The cause is I myself. In any situation that I find myself, nobody else, absolutely nobody else is responsible; it is I. It seems to be a very bitter law sometimes, in that it is the one that is absolutely inescapable.

An understanding of the law of Karma teaches us how to do pure action; we can then guarantee that, for the future, reactions will always be good, powerful and positive. It is possible to have a pill that can cure sickness for all time and that is the pill of Karma.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

By the time you are real

Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.

Margery Williams, "The Velveteen Rabbit"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What is a Soulmate part 2

Originally posted on Kimmy Sharing Light on 6/28/2008 (Added new info!)

Soulmates are our soul family, the ones we do have many lifetimes and experiences with, who help us grow and evolve, create and dissipate karma. According to ancient wisdom, when the soul is "born" or descended from Source, it is created in a group. The souls in this group are our soulmates, ones who are very like us in frequency makeup. Then each of these souls is split into two, creating the twins.

A soulmate is someone you are close to at a soul level, and with whom you have had many shared experiences in different lifetimes, in various kinds of relationships; siblings, parent-child, best friend, as well as romantic relationships. There is a deep love for each other, and a spiritual bond that sets them apart from the superficiality of most other people in your life. Conversations are generally deep, about personal growth and service to make the world a better place. We can have many soulmates in our lives, and they come to us to help us grow spiritually.

Twin Flame reunions are the most fulfilling relationships we can enter into as humans, on all levels. However, twin flame couples have been extremely rare on the planet, and for good reasons. Despite this, we are finding that more and more twins are finding each other now, because of the acceleration of spiritual transformation and opportunities for soul evolution we are all experiencing.

However, many of these attempts at reunion are unsuccessful because the individual people are not quite ready for the intensity of a twin flame union. It is more intense than any other union, and this intensity is at a soul level, not as much in the physical or even emotional bodies. This doesn't mean that there isn't a good attraction at those levels as well, but the strongest attraction is of spirit. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a twin soul. Many people think they have met their twin because the attraction is so intense, but it is a karmic attraction, one of need or bodily desire rather than the Divine Love of twins.

When twins reunite, both of them experience an acceleration of their spiritual growth and awakening. Yet, there is a closeness and similarities of spirit that are almost uncanny, noticed in many ways, such as looking back at yourself when you look at your mate, and a remembering of the distant past when you first split up.

Their connection is telepathic, and hugging each other is like coming home for nourishment.

Christine from Live Passionately emailed me more info on Twin Flames

Twin Flame

As twin flames you are brought within an experience together to work side by side for the betterment of a planet or solar system. Many times the elements that were used to create a universe or planet were originally created from your essences. By this joining you are now intertwined; the meeting of two light beams that now shine as one. You have known each other for eons and worked together on many levels. Together you have created many offspring and loved on many levels of creation. When you are together it is best to both be aware of what you are creating because it has lasting effects on the world around you. There may be as many as twelve of these connections existing, usually no more than seven. Some light beings that are incarnate have from one to six twin flames here in form at this time.

Most humans do not have a twin flame here; they are working within higher dimensions or living on other planets at this time. Most of you have a twin flame waiting for you on the other side. Working with you like a guardian angel does, helping you to accomplish your highest goals. Helping you to fulfill God's will for you and for the planet you live upon is the only reason you would be rejoined on earth. Note: If both of you are not willing to serve together, you will part from each other.

Twin Flames usually have instant attractions, as do many twin souls but, when fears becomes involved, the one in fear will choose to separate. One has to stay within the 5th and 6th dimension or higher to remain connected with a twin flame or twin soul. You could be in each other’s lives without knowing this connection exists and be experiencing 3rd and 4th dimensions, but to have the knowing and mutual experience of the love truly felt between you, both of your vibrations and awareness must match that of vibrations that are higher than 5th dimension

Monday, December 8, 2008

My Angels of Light

"Give of yourself as the Angels do, and wonderful things will come to you." - Ramadan

We are in a season of giving and a season of light. Angels, beings made of light, they can assume almost any form, completely real to the human eye, and traverse a distance just as fast as light or faster.

I would like to share with you a book that I bought recently.

I cannot speak enough about this book. There is a beauty that I cannot describe with words. Pages upon pages of Spirit Guides, Archangels, Ascended Masters, and Givers of Light. These angels are from all faiths, and all genres of creation. Each page tells you of the strengths of each Angel, how to contact, and how they can help.

The illustrations are simply gorgeous.

You can visit Susan's site here.

This would be a great gift to yourself or others.

This is an unsolicited post. I am simply sharing her work because I have been blessed to find her site, and so happy I decided to buy her work.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Zen reading for Sunday

Turning inwards is not a turning at all. Going inwards is not a going at all. Turning inwards simply means that you have been running after this desire and that, and you have been running and running and you have been coming again and again to frustration.That each desire brings misery, that there is no fulfillment through desire. That you never reach anywhere, that contentment is impossible. Seeing this truth, that running after desires takes you nowhere, you stop. Not that you make any effort to stop. If you make any effort to stop it is again running, in a subtle way. You are still desiring--maybe now it is desirelessness that you desire. If you are making an effort to go in, you are still going out. Any effort can only take you out, outwards. All journeys are outward journeys, there is no inward journey. How can you journey inwards? You are already there, there is no point in going. When going stops, journeying disappears; when desiring is no more clouding your mind, you are in. This is called turning in. But it is not a turning at all, it is simply not going out.

From Kimmy: This is a great enlightenment for me today. All journeys are outward.

Osho This Very Body The Buddha Chapter 9


The woman in this image has a faint smile on her face. In fact she is just watching the antics of the mind--not judging, not trying to stop them, not identified, just watching as if they were traffic on the road, or ripples on the surface of a pond. And the antics of the mind are slightly amusing, as it jumps up and down and twists this way and that, trying to get your attention and seduce you into the game. To develop the knack of taking a distance from the mind is one of the greatest blessings. It is what meditation is all about really--not chanting a mantra, or repeating an affirmation, but just watching, as if the mind belongs to somebody else. You are ready to take this distance now, and to watch the show without getting caught up in the drama. Indulge yourself in the simple freedom of Turning In whenever you can, and the knack of meditation will grow and deepen in you.

Click here for your free Zen Reading.

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all

When I saw this quote this morning, I knew it would make for a great Sunday blog.

My husband came to me last week. He told me that his sister in Rockford, Illinois did not have the money to fix her heater. He wanted to loan her some money. He told me, that he knows that we are in financial struggles as well, but at least we have each other.

I have to say, I was near tears. My husband is a sweet caring person, but rarely is able to communicate how he feels. I realized that I have been the lucky one to have found him.

So today when he is watching football, playing video games, or she is out shopping, or on the phone, perhaps you can realize you already have exactly what you need.

I have.

Rick, this is for you. Thank you.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Listen for the voice that speaks with heart

How important is the tone of voice, no matter what position we hold in life. The voice of authority, the demanding, commanding and authoritative voice has little lasting effect upon its audience. But the voice of kindness, the cheerful and friendly voice creates receptivity that few can resist.

The voice on the telephone creates a picture for the listener. With the business of the world being run to a very great extent by telephone, it is of the utmost importance what sort of picture that should be. No matter how sharp, strong, hard, flat, weak or soft, that voice creates an impression. If only we could have our voices played back, we would hear ourselves in one of those categories.

Even animals and children respond to voices as they truly are. All the actions in the world speak loudly, but the voice of love, the voice of friendship, and the voice of encouragement are the sweetest of all sounds.

The truly sincere quality in the voice is from the nature within, springing from concern for those about us, the divine love, the deep feeling for all life. unknown

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Are you ready to let go?

Spiritual maturity lies in the readiness to let go of everything.

Giving up is the first step. But the real giving up is in realizing that there is nothing to give up, for nothing is your own.

I have to let go of being judgmental of how other people walk in their journey. Sharing light does not mean shoving people towards my path. It should not matter if I am watching them take a wrong turn. How will they ever learn if they don't have missteps?

What do you need to let go of?


Can you see
That people try?
That people love?
That we all cry...

To be understood
To have you see
The goals in our minds
The thoughts in our hearts

It's in your eyes
That we all die
But in my heart
I am


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Who has impacted your life?

As we approach a new day, consider making a list of five individuals and be an encouragement to them. Tell them how they have impacted your life.

It is possible that they are now going though a difficult time and need to be uplifted and encouraged.

I think back to the many dear angels who taught me.

My service is my joy.

Who has impacted your life?

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Angel Book by Karen Goldman

This is a must buy, or borrow from library. After taking it out three times, I had to own it!

Excerpts from The Angel Book by Karen Goldman

Angels sail through our lives like ships of light visiting us through the portals of our hearts.

An angel is like an arrow of light cutting through the dark.

An angel's wingspan is broad enough to lift the heart of the entire world.

Angels encourage everyone in the direction they really want to go...up.

The warmth of an angel's light can comfort and illuminate the whole world.

The light in children's eyes is the reflection of Heaven peeking through.

Angels are the bright lights in the midst of our lives.