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In my meditations, I see light energies, sometimes glowing or sparkling, and they seem to guide me inward into my quiet place where I feel loved and peaceful.  After I meditate, I write what I remember or sometimes poems flow.  I don’t always understand the messages or poems that I received after my meditations.  It may take more reflection to have new insights, but whatever I write I see as a gift and as an expression of love that dwells in my heart.  In these chaotic days, it really is a gift to find peace within!  Stellar Light is always flowing…taking us into deeper knowing…

Stellar Light

The rose unfolds into the stellar light

Wisdom blooms with tenderness

In the depths of timelessness

Within the halls of knowing

Notes of cosmic essences play

Rays of illumination bloom

by Jane Rosalea Brown, January 15, 2014

Have a ‘stellar’ day!

Love and peace Jane

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Author In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

What could be more important than revealing the wisdom of your heart?

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Happy Winter Solstice

As the sun returns to brighten our days, may your life be full of blessings, joys and deep peace by opening your Sacred heart in meditation to discover love, joy and Oneness.  I wish you many wonderful beginnings, creativity and much success on your spiritual journey into stillness…into peace…into love.

Let us open our hearts to receive the light of love! Enjoy the spirit of the season!

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, Jane Rosalea Booth

 

 

 

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Some morning thoughts…

Some days I want to pull up a blanket

Snuggle up with my dog

Watch the birds and squirrels play

Feel the warmth of the sun’s rays

Through the window pane

And I do take those moments

To relax, reflect, ponder my life

Sometimes tears rise up about old memories

Regrets to let go, tender thoughts of family

How I could have done things differently

But realize I would not be here now

Writing my thoughts, looking out to the woods

Hearing the waves pounding the shore

Or missing those who live away

All thoughts that bring me into my heart

Give meaning each day with deep gratitude

For every minute of my life, good and bad

I learned from them and try to integrate

Some wisdom as I move on

Into the last few years where I am free

At last, to finally be me

Young ones don’t see elders

We are invisible but that’s okay

I see them and know their struggles

Seem to be much greater than my teen years

But wait…we had Vietnam, cold war, drugs

The pill, women’s lib, civil right marches and so on

I lived through all those times

And all those years I was in search

Of understanding what life all about and who am I?

Well, I think I have a sense of who I am

I know what and who I love

I feel connected to all life, have a deep love of nature

My life has meaning while I am here

What I think, feel and do affects you

And everyone else. I am important

And so are you.  When I feel my Essence

If I can call it my essence, it feels awesome

Free and ever flowing.  My meditations

And Reiki energy have shown me light visions

That are indescribable.  I share with some friends.

One friend has even seen the same twinkling lights

That I see when we were together.  Nice to know

I am not imagining them.  Then there is ESP

Where I receive from others and also send

My thoughts to them.  It is so amazing when

They respond by e-mail or phone call

I know by what they are replying

My thoughts were received by them

I follow and trust my intuition…

So send your love to others, even those

That you don’t like…they need your love

The most…

Today, I am going for a horseback riding lesson. I love horses and am blessed by the opportunity to ride.  Follow what inspires you and brings you joy.  If you are going through difficult times, go within to listen to your inner spirit.  Take a few minutes each day to record your random thoughts!

Find comfort in sharing your love…

I am sending my love to you,

Thank you for reading my morning flow of words…unedited

Peacefully, Jane

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Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation (Author Name: Jane Rosalea Booth) available on Amazon.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As we grow and evolve, forgiveness plays a huge part in our healing process to become happy, vibrant and peaceful souls.  Gently embrace yourself on this day by opening your heart to forgive what or whom needs forgiving.

Forgives heals and restores love that brings in fresh views and allows you to move on to feel lighter and have freedom to make new choices.

Here is an article by Dr. Deepak Chopra about the process…seven steps to forgiveness.

The 7 Steps to Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is very desirable. For those who receive it, the burden of guilt is lifted. For those who give it, resentment and anger can be released, clearing the slate in a relationship and making room for peace.

Despite this, in everyday life forgiveness is not easy to achieve. Let’s see if there is a way to offer genuine forgiveness, especially to those closest to you, because ironically, they are the ones you should forgive first and yet they are often the hardest to deal with.

Key Steps to Forgiveness

Here are the key steps involved:

  1. Feel your emotions and face them directly.
  2. Write down your reasons for not forgiving someone.
  3. Ask yourself how motivated you are to offer forgiveness.
  4. Let go of as much resentment and anger as you can, here and now.
  5. Envision what the future would be like if you do forgive the other person.
  6. Reconnect at a sincere positive level.
  7. Find the place of forgiveness in your own awareness.

Each of these steps clears up a specific obstacle to forgiveness that may be inside you. Let’s see how this works, step by step.

1. Feel Your Emotions and Face Them Directly

Resistance to forgiveness is fueled by emotions. You can rationalize why somebody else did something unforgivable, because deep down you feel angry, resentful, victimized, and hurt. Be honest with your grievance and go to the emotional level where it is rooted. Let the feeling be what it is. The purpose of this step is twofold, because if you confront your feelings, you also have the choice to release them.

Instead of jumping straight to forgiveness, take responsibility for your own emotions. If you can, let go of at least a small portion of your story of how things were supposed to go. Letting go is almost as hard as forgiving, I know. At least say to yourself, “Maybe if I let go of my interpretation of events and what is unfair, I don’t have to be stuck with this feeling.”

2. Write Down Your Reasons for Not Forgiving Someone

This is best done in the form of a letter addressed to the person you feel wronged you. List all your resentments and reasons in detail. Set the letter aside for a day and return to it to add anything else you forgot to say. When you are completely satisfied, put the letter away to consult later. Don’t mail it. Its purpose was to get everything off your chest.

3. Ask Yourself How Motivated You Are to Offer Forgiveness

Before you started this process, you may have had little motivation to forgive the other person. There can be various reasons for this stubbornness, usually including righteous indignation. Now check to see if your resistance to forgiveness is ready to move. But don’t set any expectation on yourself. If you are still mad as hell, if you feel devastated by hurt, or simply consider what was done to you unforgivable, it’s better to know the truth than to pretend. No matter how weak or strong your motivation is, say to yourself, “All right, this is where I really am.” Sometimes simply being honest with yourself begins to thaw the log jam.

4. Let Go of Resentment and Anger, Here and Now

You can only change what you are aware of, and by now you have gained self-awareness about the situation. Return to the letter that outlines all your grievances and reflect on each point one at a time. As you do, ask yourself, “Can I begin to let go of this resistance?” Don’t force yourself to be magnanimous but stay with how you really feel.

Some items on your list will have begun to soften, and when you encounter this, say, “Maybe there is another interpretation of this event than the painful one I am holding on to.“ Release what you can and no more. At the same time, feel the burden of anger and resentment begin to lift. That’s a positive feeling which will increase your motivation to keep with the forgiving process.

5. Envision What the Future Would Be Like If You Forgive the Other Person

Any place you feel your grievance beginning to melt away, pause and envision what it would feel like to be at peace with the other person. Sense the warmth in your heart. If it leads to tears or sobbing, that’s okay—catharsis is a powerful emotion. If you can, feel the possibility of loving the other person, wishing them well, and setting them free—all of which is in your power.

6. Reconnect at a Sincere Positive Level

When you can’t forgive someone, you usually isolate yourself from them, either physically or emotionally. Make an effort to repair this isolation and decide the appropriate level of reconnection. The safest course may be to write a note or send a card expressing your desire to reconnect and then leaving the next step to the other person. Be risk-averse here. You are treading on sensitive ground for both of you.

7. Find the Place of Forgiveness in Your Own Awareness

The final step of the forgiveness process is to shift your state of awareness. Forgiveness is a state of consciousness, not an action. Emotions get you closer to forgiveness yet they also block the way. If you remove the obstacles, it turns out that forgiveness is completely natural and generally far easier than you may have supposed.

More importantly, once you shift your awareness into forgiveness, there is a much smaller chance that you will relapse. The experience of being a forgiving person becomes part of your spiritual journey, something you deeply need and desire.


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Deepak Chopra, M.D.

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Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical School, Researcher, Neurology and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine

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We spend our whole lives trying to seek love, to define and express love and hopefully to become love in the present moment. But turbulent times can turn us away from love and bring up our fears.  Fears change our actions and we have great difficulty forgiving those who harm us.  When we release our fears and anger and move our thoughts to connecting to the feelings of our heart, we begin to have the awareness that love is dwelling…always…in our heart.  Then forgiveness makes sense and all our senses respond in a new way to love.

All we have to do is tap into this loving energy, embrace and allow love to become the way of our being in our daily life.  This transformation into love consciousness is what each of us is here to do.  Michael Jackson understood about staying ‘in love’…with ourselves, with others, with nature and all the universe!  John Denver felt that love is an everlasting memory that shelters, embraces and at times is turbulent but love is in all the elements…it is everywhere and always there for us.

Love By Michael Jackson

“Love is a funny thing to describe. It’s so easy to feel and yet so slippery to talk about. It’s like a bar of soap in the bathtub-you have it in your hand until you hold on too tight.

Some people spend their lives looking for love outside themselves. They think they have to grasp it in order to have it. But love slips away like that wet bar of soap.

Holding on to love is not wrong, but you need to learn to hold it lightly, caressingly. Let it fly when it wants. When it’s allowed to be free, love is what makes life alive, joyful and new.  It’s the juice and energy that motivates my music, my dancing, everything.

As long as love is in my heart, it’s everywhere.”  from Dancing the Dream by Michael Jackson

 

John Denver – Perhaps Love…

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John Denver also sought for the meaning love. One of my favourite songs about the meaning of love was sung by John Denver is “Perhaps Love”  This video show John performing in London where he explains the transformation that took place for him as his thoughts transformed from sadness to love and these words and music came to him while he was driving his car in California.

I hope you will take time to listen to his story and song~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKhBPps7_Fc

 John Denver – Perhaps Love Lyrics
 
Perhaps love is like a resting place
A shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort
It is there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble
When you are most alone
The memory of love will bring you home

 

Perhaps love is like a window
Perhaps an open door
It invites you to come closer
It wants to show you more
And even if you lose yourself
And don’t know what to do
The memory of love will see you through

Oh, love to some is like a cloud
To some as strong as steel
For some a way of living
For some a way to feel
And some say love is holding on
And some say letting go
And some say love is everything
And some say they don’t know

Perhaps love is like the ocean
Full of conflict, full of pain
Like a fire when it’s cold outside
Or thunder when it rains
If I should live forever
And all my dreams come true
My memories of love will be of you

Songwriters: J DENVER
Peacefully with love,
Jane

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Here we are at the beginning of a New Year with lots of people promoting programs to change us, to help us create the life we want by encouraging us to live fully and to make affirmations or intentions about how we would like to be and how we can be our authentic Self. I am in this group of people with Conscious Aging that starts in April.

Now all these ‘intentions’ and programs can be good for us. Positive energies bring positive results in our lives.  Affirmations keep us focused on our visions or dreams. Self- reflection and meditation takes us within and helps our to calm and feel connected spiritually.  But sometimes we can feel bombarded by all these suggestions no matter how well-meaning these practices may be.

However, I am going to offer my Jane’s Peaceful Path tip. For today, stop trying to be something different.  Everything in this moment is what is best for you…even though it may not appear that way.  For today, simply stay in love…all day…every moment…with everyone you meet, with nature, with all life but most of all, with you.  For today, observe how your life is unfolding as you stay in love…magical things happen when we stay in love.

Here is a lovely video that I have played at my retreats…just what we need to stay in love! Enjoy

“Love, Peace, Wisdom” by Bliss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elzh8cUOImc

Bliss – Love Peace and Wisdom lyrics

“If Love were a bird, I would stroke her bright feathers

Then I’d watch her fly free, cross the still of the dawn

And if Peace were a mountain, we’d gather around her

To bathe in her silence, her power, her call

If Wisdom could sing or whisper his secrets Eternity teaching the ways of the free

In my mind I can see them, I hear them and I feel them

For Love, Peace and Wisdom are all part of me

If Love has her freedom, and Peace her expression,

Surely Wisdom will grow like a flower in bloom

The seed has been planted, and tended and watered

By the prayers of the hopeful and the tears of the brave

We long to return to that place of still waters

And sit on the banks under some shady tree

In my mind I can see it, I hear it and I feel it

And Love, Peace and Wisdom are all that we need

Some call me a dreamer, some will call me a seeker

One who follows her stars on a quest for the truth

But every believer holds a deep hidden memory

Of a time when the earth was a flower in bloom

We long to return to that place of still waters

And sit on the banks under some shady tree

In my mind I can see it, I hear it and I believe it

And Love, Peace and Wisdom are the three golden keys”

Stay in love so peace and wisdom will flow.

Have a beautiful, loving day,

Peacefully, Jane

 

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Author ~ In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, Jane Rosalea Booth (author name)

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Visionary Artist Francene Hart http://www.francenehart.com

As I was making preparations for Christmas, baking, shopping, decorating, wrapping gifts, I took a few minutes this morning for quiet reflection and meditation.  As part of my spiritual practice, I write what I have heard in my meditations.  My inner voice continues to speak to me after my meditations and I am always lifted by what I hear.  Our inner voice is the voice of our soul, our essence, our inner wisdom. We all have come into this life as wisdom carriers (listen to a 3 year old, you will know this is true) with much to share with one another if we take time in our relationships to listen…to our self…to others.  Taking time and trusting your inner wisdom brings peace even in our most difficult moments.

I was thinking about ‘gifts’ this morning and what gifts in my life do I truly value and what has heart and meaning in my life.  This is a conscious aging practice that I use to bring me into my core and truth.  I opened my binder where I had recorded these words from a meditation in last Dec. 26, 2015.

“The gift of your presence

Fills me with joy

Lifts my heart to see

What I Am

Light within light

Creation upon creation

Waiting to unfold

A step into timelessness

A dance in the moonlight

A beginning, an ending

Endless revolutions

Stillness of space.” Jane Rosalea Brown

This time of the year brings up lots of emotions for many people as Christmas has transformed into a commercial circus.  Take some time to see who in your life is a ‘gift of your presence’.  Take some time to connect with your inner presence and realize that you are a ‘gift’ to all who know you.  Stay in love with all around you…soak up the beauty of nature…the kindness of neighbours and family…create your own dance even if it is just in your imagination…feel the loving presence, the stillness of our inner space, that is always supporting and guiding us.

Christmas is about the birth of a miracle…a baby who went on to teach about love.  Each of us is a miracle.  May we all pass on that Christmas miracle of love in each moment.  However, you celebrate or pass this holy time of the year, I send you…

Season’s greetings, Happy Solstice and wishing all many miracles, joy and peace,

Merry Christmas, Love and Peace, Jane

About artist: Francene Hart is a wonderful visionary artist who connects deeply with spirit through nature and sacred geometry.  Please visit her website to see her amazing works.  She lives in Hawaii.

11709538_10152829565162303_6161609573751527717_nJane Rosalea Brown,BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author ~ In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, Jane Rosalea Booth (author name)

A Peaceful Way Gatherings and Retreats

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