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A Winter’s Way

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Winter stills my heart so I may see beauty in a new way.  Each day I see magnificent art forms that have formed from the melting snow on a sunny day or the overnight snow fall that clings to the branches of the trees and bushes.  This winter has brought extreme cold that is hard to bare for very long but today I realized that soon it will be over.

Spring arrives in three weeks and I will be saying goodbye to the deep stillness and quietness of winter.  I realized that I won’t be hearing the crutching sound of the snow as I walk and I won’t have ready made snowballs to throw for our dog.  Winter has such a wonderful purpose by providing time to hibernate, to be still, to rest and reflect. Yet, in our busy world, life does honour this quiet time.  Instead, in the harshest weather, we insist on moving in the worst snow storms and windy weather when we should be still.

I am blessed now to have this quiet time in my life so I may meditate and relax.  It feels good to move in a more harmonious way with winter, a more natural way.  Yet, as I listened to a bird singing as I awoke yesterday, I knew the promise of spring was on its way and I smiled.  I know I will welcome the warmer and longer days of sunlight and the return of the waves pounding on the shoreline.

But for now, in this present moment, I am grateful for this wintertime with its infinite and changing beauty that I witness each day.  Like winter, I am changing, evolving and revealing who I am in my own natural way and feel very grateful for winter’s beauty and the lessons it reveals.

Winter’s Epiphany   

“Timeless thoughts of a winter’s stare;
eyes gazing over a landscape bare.
Memories drift on a blustery breeze;
dying light ushers in the freeze.
Reaching out for a grasp on the present;
stillness sets in, alone, and desolate.
Future unknown, outcome uncertain;
brilliance shadowed by a drawn curtain.
Path now set, laid before me known;
closing light now emanating from home.
Enter my homestead, heart filled with glee;
two eyes of the future peering upward at me.
Trusting in him to forge forward until fulfilled;
Basis of strength, values I have instilled.
A wary mind at last permitted to rest;
reflecting on the realization of how I am blessed.
–  Michael A. Barron, Winter’s Epiphany   

Peacefully Jane

 

 

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About Jane:

Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

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Here are some wonderful insights about love by Ralph Marston

“Let love be your reason.

Let love be your drive.

Let love fill you with power and the authentic purpose of being who you really are.

Let love heal your hurts and inspire your actions.

Have the courage, acceptance and humility to feel love fully.

Have the strength and confidence to give your love freely.

Let love fill your thoughts with goodness  and your intentions with kindness.

Let love brighten every corner of your world. Let love flow abundantly from you  before you can even think about it.  L

et love illuminate the unique and miraculous  richness in every unfolding moment.

Let love live within you, and spread beauty through all you do.

Let love be, with all you have and all you are.”   Ralph Marston

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Enjoy “Let Your Love Flow”– Bellamy Brothers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nf-9jmL4dg

 

Peacefully, Jane

 

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About Jane:

Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

 

The Magic of Love

 

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Love song by Eva Cassidy – “You Take My Breath Away”

 

“The Magic of Love” Helen Steiner Rice

Love is like magic, and it always will be,

For love still remains life’s sweet mystery.

Love works in ways that are wondrous and strange,

And there’s nothing in life that love cannot change!

Love can transform the most commonplace

Into beauty and splendor and sweetness and grace.

Love is unselfish, understanding and kind,

For it sees with its heart, and not with its mind.

Love is the answer that everyone seeks;

Love is the language that every heart speaks.

Love can’t be bought, it is priceless and free.

Love, like pure magic, is life’s sweet mystery!

 

Peace and Love,

Jane

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The Wave, Artist Francene Hart http://www.francenehart.com

My tip today is one you have probably heard many times…’take one step at a time’.  But I am going to add something very important to these words.  ‘Take one step at a time but don’t worry about the outcome.’ But I can hear you thinking “how can I not think of the outcome?’   The answer to your question is that life experiences flow forward and then seem to flow backwards and then flows further ahead and then flows backwards.  There is a natural rhythm in the universe always flowing and a natural pulse that is always beating.

As you take one step at a time, you are not resisting this rhythm that moves like a wave with an ebb and flow.  As you take one step at a time, you are not rushing to make things happen but allow the ‘wave’ to gently flow back to you revealing what you need to see.  Then you can make another step forward and as you learn to move more fully with the rhythm of the universe, your life unfolds with more ease. You learn to flow and to be guided forward by our natural source.

But there is another ingredient to being able to be guided.  You need to begin to trust that each step has purpose and contains the wisdom you need to become more aware of who we are.  With trusting that your life is important and unique and what you think, do or say is part of this whole universal rhythm, you begin  flowing with it and something wonderful happens. Your heart begins to open as you trust because you are less fearful.  You drop your fear of the future and focus on how you are loving yourself and others.

Your steps become loving steps.  Love begins to ‘flow’ back to us in so many ways.  Something else happens too.  You begin to see the beauty around you and your shadows (fears) in your life begin to fade. You begin to transform with each flowing step.

Now you may be looking out into the world, your physical world and see many shadows in it.  But at the same time you can now see beauty in other people, animals, nature who are loving you as your heart awakens.

So for today, take a step forward in whatever way brings more love or peace to you.  You may need to rest, to play, to study, to work, to assist a friend, to be in nature and soak up its beauty.  You change everyday but this change can be more positive if you release your resistance to change…allow yourself be led and develop a new awareness…allow yourself to flow. Ride the ‘wave’.

Allow your consciousness to awaken, to let go of what no longer works for you and move into a new way step by step.  See the beauty.  It is the first step of Self Mastery.

Peacefully, Jane

 

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About Jane:

Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

 

 

 

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Would you like to try a simple meditation with me?

Meditating is a simple process.  It requires only a quiet place, concentration on your breathing, slow relaxation of all your muscles and allowing your mind to quiet.  If you like, play some quiet, soothing music.

Today, I have been thinking about love as tomorrow is Valentine’s Day so in my meditation I visualized a beautiful pink flower and allowed myself to feel the love that the flower was sending to me.  Try this short meditation and fill your heart with love for yourself and for others.

Heart Flower Meditation

Begin by focusing on your breathing…in and out, in and out.  With each breath in and out, feel all the muscles in your body from your head to your toes begin to relax…more and more.  Allow your mind to quiet and allow yourself to drift into your heart space…deeper into your consciousness…a space of peace, love and stillness…see beautiful pink light…and a pink flower that slowly opens its petals and sends love to you…your heart fills with love…enjoy the present moment….listen…

 

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If you are feeling stressed, this simple meditation will relax and calm you.  Taking even a few minutes to feel love within will calm you and allow you to bring that love out into your daily life.  Love is always the answer to all our problems…love yourself, love others, and send loving energy into our world.  I thank you for all the love you are sharing!

May love fill your heart everyday.

Peacefully, Jane

 

About Jane:

Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

 

 

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We live in such a fast paced life where people are making quick decisions causing life altering changes.  Many want ‘quick fixes’ and do not want to take the time to let their visions unfold.  They want it now! Sometimes this way works.  We visualize and presto are vision manifests for us.  We can have are dreams unfold quickly if we truly want them.  However, for most people the process is slower and that’s not a bad thing.  When we slow down our manifestation process, we have time to savour the unfolding and enjoy the process of creating exactly what we want.

Either way, quickly or more slowly, we can manifest our dreams.  We can see our visions unfold before us.  This process occurs if we have a certain knowing of how the Universe supports us.  Many of us who have a dream ask for it to unfold and then we get in the way of it ever coming true.  We need to be aware of all our thoughts and actions.  We need to feel okay and deserving of our dream.

Whatever you desire, the Universe will support you if you do not block the process. You need to allow yourself to be led and take the right steps, steps that ‘feel’ right in your heart, to have your desire manifest.  You will be shown the way.  Keep your vision clear and feel the joy of it before it manifests.  Be excited about what you are about to receive!  Then, allow yourself to receive what you need – new information, new skills, new contacts, new actions that will assist you.  Be open to receive and then share your desire with the rest of the world!

Here is a message I received in a meditation ~

How quickly life shifts

Without perceived warning

Changes

I listen…

I wait…

I feel…

Wanting something new

I see…

I hear…

I receive…

“ be still,  smile,  play”

So again I listen…

I wait…

I receive…

I understand…

Ah…not something new

Rather “something now”

Bringing me here – not there

Simply here…now…

In the present moment

Being peaceful…

“All is well”

This meditation showed me the importance of being in the presence moment, especially when our lives change.  When we have changes our mind sometimes fill with fears but if we can stay in the present moment and can stay peaceful, we can deal more effectively with what is unfolding in a loving and compassionate way.  We must have changes if we want our dreams to manifest.  The words “All is well” have been repeating for many years in my meditations.   When our heart is full of love…all is truly well.  Allow your dreams to manifest through love and peace…miracles do happen!

Peacefully, Jane

Happy Robby Burn’s Day

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Happy Robby Burn’s Day to all my Scottish family and friends,

Here is a beautiful video of the song “My love is like a red, red rose”  sung so beautifully by Eva Cassidy.  I lovingly dedicated this song to my husband, Ian who was born in Scotland.

I also have sweet memories of my father quoting Robby Burns and singing this song to my mother.

The lyrics of the song  by Robby Burns are simple but effective. “My luve’s like a red, red rose/That’s newly sprung in June” describe a love that is both fresh and long lasting. David Daiches in his work describes Burns as “the greatest songwriter Britain has produced” for his work in refurbishing and improving traditional Scots songs including “Red, Red Rose” which he described as a “combination of tenderness and swagger.”

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose

That’s newly sprung in June;

O my Luve’s like the melodie

That’s sweetly play’d in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,

So deep in luve am I:

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

Till a’ the seas gang dry:
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:

I will luve thee still, my dear, W

hile the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee well, my only Luve And fare thee well, a while!

And I will come again, my Luve,

Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.

 

IMG_0163 I ‘ luved’ the shaggy Highland ‘Coos’.  This big guy came over to say hello to me when I was in Scotland a few years go.

Have a bonny day,

Jane

About Jane:

Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

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