Moonlight Magic

There is something about moonlight that is quite magically mesmerizing. We can feign disinterest all we want, but our attraction is undeniable. We are beguiled in spite of ourselves, falling for the moon’s magnetic charm time and again.

When you think about it, what else evokes romance that is quite like moonlight? I speak not simply of love or lust, but also the quicksilver beauty of everything the Goddess touches.

She weaves her spell, reviving the mystery and magic of life. Just as the Sun nourishes and energizes, the Moon soothes and sparks our dreams.

No wonder the lake prince adores her. Which does beg the question, does she love him in return, or, just herself in his mirror?

Sweet silver vision,
the mirror prince kisses you,
wooing the Goddess…

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Inspirational Quotes:

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Man is the candle light and a woman is the moonlight. They live far away but can grow together during lonesome nights. ” ~ Santosh Kalwar

“I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.” ~ Alfred Noyes

“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” ~ Janet Fitch

“There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and out of himself in a sheet of flame; it comes to the soldier, war-mad in a stricken field and refusing quarter; and it came to Buck, leading the pack, sounding the old wolf-cry, straining after the food that was alive and that fled swiftly before him through the moonlight.~ Jack London, Call of the Wild

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Dwell on the Beauty

Take at least a few moments today to dwell on the beauty of life. It’s all around us, all the time, but we are often too overcome with our personal daily work and problems or the ugliness in the news to notice it.

“Take time to smell the flowers” is such a well-known phrase, I suppose it may be almost cliche. However, how many of us actually live it? Intentionally taking notice of life’s beauty is a regular habit we would all benefit from cultivating.

Life is a precious gift. When we notice the beauty and feel gratitude for it, we are essentially saying thank you for that gift. Gratitude is a great amplifier. That which we focus on expands and ripples outward.

Not only do we give ourselves a much needed healing elixir, but we raise our vibration and people around us feel it. Just one more seemingly small way (but it’s huge!) that we can heal the world around us.


Inspirational Quotes:

“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.” ~ T.S. Eliot

“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.” ~ Saul Bellow

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.” ~ Toni Morrison

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~ Rumi

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.” ~ Roman Payne

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running from them." Marcus Aurelius

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Nature’s Path

Let us begin today to erase illness as a way of thinking, something that now dominates our every waking hour. Let us rather embrace nature as our tonic, that which exists to cradle and nurture us.

Let us make wellness our new way of being…


Related Nature Posts:

Her Heartbeat is Ours
Feel Nature’s Pulse
Nature Teaches Us
Nature’s Reflection
Healing Power of Trees
Earth Speaks


Inspirational Quotes:

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” ~ John Muir

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” ~ John Muir

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~ John Muir

“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." Ralph Walso Emerson

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Awakening Humanity

The current awakening of humanity is an opening of hearts and minds. We are standing on the threshold of a new era, but we must first say no to an old paradigm that just isn’t working for us any more, in so many ways…

What do you do see around you that is failing? Where will you put your mind to create the new reality? For indeed, your mind is part of a greater whole (humanity) that decides in what direction our world will move.

Inspirational Quotes:

“All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

“Doesn’t it seem to you,” asked Madame Bovary, “that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?” ~ Gustave Flaubert

“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” ~ Robin S. Sharma

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The Hunger

As a Western woman traveler, what was the greatest gift bestowed upon me in Asia and South America?

I became no longer insulated from the extensive poverty in the world. When a problem is right in front of your eyes, and if you are a compassionate person, your mind inevitably goes to how you can be part of the solution. It grew me.

We are not born here to just live a certain formula of life. Every society has a unique one, but rest assured, traveling has also shown me that we are all programmed from birth to live a certain way.

Part of our soul learning is to question the pat formulas, the way “it has always been done”, to break out of mental boxes and find new ways of thinking and living that are not only fulfilling to ourselves, but also uplifting to our fellow man.

When I lived in Asia, I met and befriended a young Thai woman, a waitress named Poom. She had a decent job and it is the custom for young people to work hard and send money back home to their very poor families. She was living her life out quietly, bound by her commitments, working long hours and seemingly with no prospects of ever doing better.

I soon came to realize that her greatest obstacle was not her limited education or her physical circumstances. It was her mind, which was taught to believe in limitations. It was stuck and unable to conjure any thoughts of other possibilities.

The great awakening in humanity right now is in both mind and heart, to see and make manifest the infinite possibilities rather than the limitations. Our societies, governments, and mass media are very good at reinforcing the limitations. That is our greatest mental challenge and where we must start, to filter out and see past that programming.

And this is our soul’s hunger… To grow and become more, to feel like our being here for awhile means something, that we are a positive force and we have the personal power to manifest good change.

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