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Fulfillment

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Following its purpose

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Doubting its strength and growth

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Fill Your Years With Life

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We hear it so often that we should enjoy life, not put anything off, let our soul unfold and follow the call of the heart. There are commitments, yes, but not all of them are real commitments. Many we do out of habit, even though times and circumstances have changed and the reason we took them on no longer even exists. We sometimes need to stop and examine how we are actually filling life. Is it only filled or is it also felt?

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What If… I Had Only One Day Left?

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It is interesting what thoughts lead to the next one and the next one, and how they take you to solutions or insights you would never expect them to tell from the first thought. Lately, I was helping someone moving into a new apartment. They moved into our closer neighborhood. While I was driving to that apartment, I was thinking of how the area had changed only within the past 5 years. Many things came to my mind that changed in general during that time, and my thoughts went 20, 30 years back. I began to think of what my life impacted, what pushed me, what directed me, what guided me, and what I myself moved (with or without the influence from outside). Even though I often think that I got stuck when emotions are surfacing which I thought I had worked out when actually, I was only successfully pushing them back.

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Dreams – Reminders Of Your Soul

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It is not always easy to do that. Daily life, obligations, and responsibilities do have a legitimation in this too! But too often we are scared to even think about following that voice which creates such beautiful and alluring pictures in our heads. Read more ›

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When you laugh you are alive

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Love is patient, Love is kind…

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What is love? How can it be defined? I don’t know if we ever get its whole meaning or even an idea of it. But the 1 Corinthians, chapter 13 provides a profound insight into what love can be and how we recognize if it is love we feel or only an aspect of it. It gives a direction if we act out of love and if we live in a love that is life’s elixir and our origin. Love is all we really need. That’s why we do so much in order to receive love. We make sacrifices, fight, murder, die. Love is the basic need we all have in common. If we have love there is no need to compensate it with anything in the world. The real true pure of love makes every miracle possible. Then we have found the master-key to life. Read more ›

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That Moment…

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That moment, when you naturally take a deep breath with a smile on your face. That moment when you see the struggles you are in right now and maybe also the challenges ahead but without feeling under pressure. That moment when you find yourself above the life you lead. That moment when you realize that life has so much more to offer than what it demands from you. Read more ›

I AM … Happiness

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When I saw this quote – as simple as it is – my mind started spinning because it holds so much meaning in so many different ways. Then again, it nails it all down to the fact that the natural state of who we are is happiness. Read more ›

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Dreams and Obligations

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We all have both of them. And much too often they seem to stand in opposition to each other.  Because what we do and what we would love to do sometimes appears like sitting in completely different corners. But why actually? Why should it be not possible to realize our dreams and fulfill our obligations or even make them our obligations at the same time? Read more ›

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Gratitude – The Power of Awareness

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Imagine sitting on the top of a mountain and looking down into the valley. High up above, you see everything from a distance, the bigger picture. You see how streets are leading to each other, how small creeks are leading into a river, how the river flows into a lake. From up there, you understand how everything works together in order to make it all a complete and how necessary every little thing is. Read more ›

Don’t Excuse Your Purpose – Live It!

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Do you know how healthy you are? No, that is not turning out as a post about healthy food. What I mean is, do you know how long you will be healthy, strong, able to approach your plans, visions, dreams? Do you know how much time you are given in this lifetime?
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Don’t Regret – Become A Better Person

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Recently, Colin of MeAndRay.com shared a wonderful link with me. It is a Ted Talk with the conductor Benjamin Zander. He is talking about the transformative power of classical music. No, this won’t become a post about classical music. What went so deep were Zander’s profound insights about life and beyond which he incorporated in his talk.“I will never say anything that couldn’t stand as the last thing I ever say.” This was the vow of a woman who survived Auschwitz. Zander told the story of that woman at the end of his talk. It is the inspiration for this post. I will try keeping this post shorter than my usual Monday posts because I want you to listen to that talk. Something wonderful will happen inside of you. Read more ›

#Haiku – Cut off the cords

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Leave the chains behind

Spread your wings and fly away

Land when you’re tired

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Random Acts of Poetry Day

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Yesterday, Annette called us to participate in today’s Random Acts of Poetry Day. You can leave your own poems whether old or new or you can share a poem written by someone else. It doesn’t matter as long as you share the magic of poetry. Please check out Annette’s post for more information.

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#Haiku – Alive

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The begin of life

Is not the day you were born

Give life a reason!

 

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Shine brightly

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Don't turn your back on your dreams

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Be Authentic – Be You – Be Love!

Lately, I came across this topic several times and thought it would make sense to repost an article I wrote almost 2 years ago:

Life isn’t about being someone we think we should be only because it sounds good because others want us to be, or in order to fit into a certain image of society. A faked personality only confuses the people around you and yourself over time more and more because the real identity gets lost.

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Walk your own path!

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When You Listen To Your Heart, Fear Loses Its Voice!

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What is the greatest motivator you can imagine? The joy of making your life more than it is now. This has nothing to do with being discontented or even unhappy. It is actually the other way around. It is the knowing that each step we take in life leads us to another platform. From there we see new things which trigger something wich was lying dormant within us waiting for the moment when we are ready to wake it up. Read more ›

It is so much fun to be a weird mom!

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This week, Keith reminded me of a post I wrote about 2 years ago. In that post, I shared a bit of my silliness and craziness, and it made me laugh again. I thought I could actually share it again with you here:

Isn’t it the happiest feeling to just be yourself? When you feel good and just smile all over your whole face without a reason? When you laugh out loud because you feel like it? When your zest for life makes you shining like the sun? When you crank the music in your car and the bass is vibrating in your stomach – open window, open rooftop? And perhaps you are even singing to the songs? Read more ›

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Don’t Let Their Discontentment Control Your Life!

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As you may know, some weeks ago I translated for two English mediums at their sessions. It was insightful in many ways. I learned so much and got confirmed in many things I was already convinced about. One case touched me a lot. There was a woman who was involved in a bad accident some time ago. She was close to death but survived. The accident caused massive brain injuries and she still suffers from a limited way of understanding and comprehending. She is slower in thinking and moving, and the left side of her face is still a bit paralyzed. But she has come such a long way due to her strong will-power and she is still progressing. She even started an education on the internet in order to step back into life actively. Now what hurts her so much is that her husband has turned away from her. He is only complaining and blaming her for each and every little thing. She cannot do anything right and gets screamed at all the time. She desperately tries everything to be loved by him the way he did before the accident happened. Read more ›

I May Be Sad But Not Unhappy!

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Even the happiest people are sad at times. Things go wrong, disappointments, and losses happen. If we have an open heart and feel love then we also feel pain. But that is not a bad thing. Feeling sad means that we are able to feel. If someone tells me to never be sad about something then I think that person either lies or ignores the own feelings which is only a suppression of things they may be scared to look at. Never accepting to be sad (here I am at this unhealthy way of positive thinking) will start growing inside like cancer and eating that person up. Read more ›

Why Feeling Lonely?

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There can be times in life when we feel like aliens. Like there is no one on this planet who cares for us or who is interested in who we are. Many are interested in what we do but those are the ones who may turn away as the first ones when what we do doesn’t meet their expectations. Why do we get to that point? What can be the reason – or the reasons? Read more ›

You – The Candle In The Dark

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I wrote this post while sitting on my patio with my laptop. I love working outside, enjoying the sounds of nature around me, smelling the scent of the coming fall, feeling the warmth of the last warm days. I wouldn’t mind if it stayed like this until next spring…. haha. We had some very hot times during this summer and I loved it. I mind the cold rather than the heat. But during the last few days when it got really cool in the mornings and evenings, I noticed something about me. I enjoyed the chilly feeling on my skin in some way. It made me think of taking a hot bath or cuddling in some cozy clothes again.

20160925_183746What I enjoy about it is the moment when getting from the cold into the warmth. That cozy moment when cuddling into a warm blanket. When you get inside and a cup of coffee or tea is waiting for you. I noticed that temperatures of 12 °C (55 °F) in the morning already gives me chills after the 30 °C (90 °F) only a week before. During winter we will get down to freezing temperatures and 12 °C will appear very warm again. Funny, how subjective we experience this.qs_322716e6477946fb95dbc200d50ae64f

It all made me think of the duality we live in and from which we learn. How we notice the warmth so much more when it is getting cold and how relative cold and warm can be. When we never lost something we might not be able to treasure all that we still have. Because when we had it all and lost it we will be so much more aware and thankful for all the new things that come towards us again. Nobody wants to live in darkness, most of all not the ones who experienced it. But aren’t the ones who did, those who know the real value of the light? Aren’t the ones who got ill the ones who know how precious health is? Aren’t the ones who got heavily tested and challenged by life the ones who are most compassionate?

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Contrast makes us understanding, appreciative, thankful, wiser, stronger. Through contrast, we learn what we want and what we don’t want (anymore). We need to experience both sides in order to understand both. Again, we need to feel the warmth and the cold in order to understand what warm and cold actually means. And now there is something else: Even if I learned for myself about warm and cold somebody else can experience it completely differently.

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The physical world makes it possible that everyone can experience themselves within the duality in their personal and unique way. This is amazing in many ways. First there is room for each and every experience and second, there is not only one single truth regarding perceiving life. We are bringing our own light down here. We are coming from a place of light. It is a shining place. But when everything is so light, how can we recognize our own light? That is why we come down here. The seasons, day and night are a visible analogy to the changes we are going through. When it is getting dark outside we are switching on the lights or lightening candles. WE MAKE LIGHT – because we want/need to see! When we find ourselves surrounded by darkness figuratively the moment will come when we recognize our light again. Those are the enlightening moments. Each of those moments makes us remember our own light again.

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Contrast is what we chose in order to evolve and to have the moments of awareness which are fueling us with more power and joy than any physical possession or achievement ever could. The gift of this physical life is the gift of awareness. We get chances and choices. It is up to us what to choose. We often know in advance that one choice may cause us crossing a dark valley before we are reaching the sunny side again. We might not take that choice and stay on that side of the valley. But sometimes we know exactly what is waiting behind the valley and we risk the journey. Once we have reached the other side we are not only treasuring that sun even more but we are also so much stronger. The contentment that we made it and the experiences we gained on our journey are giving this new place that we chose an even deeper meaning!

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There are dark episodes in our lives. But don’t be afraid of the dark. It is only temporary. This is not your real home just a place to discover yourself. You are coming from light and you are light. Each time you see the sun dawning again will remind you. You are the candle in your own night. This light is always with you. You cannot lose it because you cannot lose who you are. Let yourself shine. It not only connects you stronger to your origin but it also helps others to find their lights again.

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What is this that you are not on your blog for one day and sh** happens….? Sorry, I just noticed that I accidentally scheduled my quote for yesterday for November 16! So, one day delayed here it is. But perhaps it is even better fitting the weekend anyway 😇 😉

Dreams are our fuel to move on

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Remember your light

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Breakthrough

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Follow your dreams

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Thank You!

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Yesterday I posted Chiara’s story and the insight and encouragement that goes along with it. After all your amazing feedbacks I thought you might want to see a photo of the couple. I asked Chiara and Jason for their permission. Here they are! How fitting for Romantic Tuesday too, isn’t it?

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With an open heart the world becomes so much bigger

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The Healing Power Within!

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This is a story that moves me deeply not only because it happened in my closest circle of the family but most of all because it shows that we have powers within us that are greater than our body could ever be. Actually, those powers are the force to strengthen and heal the body. Yes, we can heal through the power of our spirits which is the power of love! Read more ›

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Have a great week!

Only I set my limits

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Share your uniqueness

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The Power and Meaning Of Dreams!

Follow your dreams, dream big, make your dreams come true, live your dreams… It may sound naive or thoughtless when you are struggling with the daily things . But there is such a big truth behind.

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Every creature has its purpose

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Love – More Than Just A Feeling!

The first thing when we hear the word Love may be this most fulfilling relationship between two people, feeling butterflies, romance, holding hands, kissing, thinking about creating a life together and perhaps doing it, being there for each other no matter what, one mind, one heart, one soul… To me, this is still the highest level of love we can experience when two people are giving their all for each other. But there is so much more about love.

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When I started writing this post I received the picture of a pyramid. We started at the peak with the “lovebirds” but that is not the base of what love is. There is something very very big far beneath which gives those lovebirds the necessary boost to fly. Let’s go down to the foundation in 5 more steps. For a better understanding: When I describe the love in the different relationships I am talking about the ideal/common way. I try to keep it short in order to not exceed your patience with reading. But I would love to write more about the different subjects if you would like me to. Read more ›

There is more than you might see!

Most of you know that I had the exciting opportunity to be at the Blogger Bash 2016 in London last weekend. But due to the fact that I lost a whole weekend and had some stressful days before I wasn’t able to write a new Monday Post. I decided to pick a fitting one from March 2015 and modified it a bit.
We are more than what we experience and in order to recognize and to feel that, we need to pause. Please don’t miss to watch the inspiring slideshow at the end of this post. I watch it from time to time and it always has this amazing calming and centering effect. Read more ›

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Live your purpose

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Imagination

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So Excited!!!

When have you been excited the last time? Did something turn out the way you wished for? Did you meet lovely people? Did you succeed in something you worked for hard? Did things you were waiting and longing for finally come true? How did it feel? Weren’t you filled with adrenaline? Weren’t you filled with a feeling of immense power? There was happiness, gratitude, contentment in abundance, right? You saw that in the end things are well. You felt what happiness is about, what joy is about, perhaps even what life is about. But most of all you felt so very deep in the most positive way. And yes, that is what life is about.

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Spiritual and Physical

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Put life in the moment

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Don’t Excuse Your Purpose – Live It!

Do you know how healthy you are? No, that is not turning out as a post about healthy food. I am the wrong one for that. That’s Colleen’s realm.What I mean is, do you know how long you will be healthy, strong, able to approach your plans, visions, dreams? Do you know how much time you are given in this particular lifetime?

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There is this touching story about that man who caresses the beautiful silky nightgown of his wife which he just found in a drawer. She kept it untouched for special occasions to surprise him. In the end, she never wore them and he never saw it on her … We don’t know what happens in one year, heck, we don’t even know what happens in the next moment. That doesn’t mean that we need to panic and start hectically to accomplish everything at once. It shall simply say that we need to stop postponing things.

Yes, sometimes there are different priorities. But what I am talking about here are the things we could do but don’t. It is more convenient to find an excuse instead of making the effort to get something started. It can be out of a laziness. Very often it is out of a lack of self-esteem – the fear of failing, the fear of being questioned, the fear of being criticized. We use excuses like I am not smart enough, I am too old, I don’t have the time, I never did it before.

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So what? If we never do something we never did before, then we never do anything! What is progress? It is evolving into something that wasn’t there before. We are here to evolve. That is the meaning of life. During life our bodies are developing, our minds are developing, our personalities are developing, and so shall develop the life we live!

We all have skills, talents, abilities, dreams. The combination of it all is what waits for you to be brought into the world or be developed within you. You are 70 and always dreamed of learning Mandarin? Do it!!! Don’t say, I am too old. What do you have to lose?

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One of those excuses which make the least sense to me is to resign of something out of respectfulness of others. For example parents who cannot let go of their children: “I cannot travel the world for one year because it would break my mother’s heart when I am gone for so long.” “I cannot accept that job because I had to move to another city which would hurt my parents.” I can get mad when I hear something like that. No parents must make their children feel guilty when for living their own life. From day one on parents need to be aware of the fact that they raise their children in order to prepare them for life. A child has to be supported in finding its own way in this world. Of course, it is different when parents are sick and in need of help.

It is your life. Don’t wait until you look back and realize that you don’t need excuses anymore because the opportunities have already gone. It is the worst thing I can imagine I could do to myself. Because in the end there is no one to blame but I myself.

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Don’t be afraid of leaving your comfort zone and breaking out of your old life. You can never fail. I repeat: YOU CAN NEVER FAIL!!! Because whatever you do today brings you further than you were yesterday. Every insight is a step on the stairs of your personal evolution.

Wear those silky nightgowns and enjoy them. Make others smile with who you are. Enjoy your life in filling it with who you are and in expanding that person you are. You don’t know what the next day brings. Use the time you are given. Make this education, join this class, do something that you always wanted to do and take first steps towards it. Even if you don’t know how to accomplish it. There are people to ask, there are books to read, there is the internet. Rome wasn’t built in a day. There is no deadline. You only need to start and move forward step by step. Some steps are happening faster and easier, some need more time.

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Entering this new world within your life will open up new options too. You will find even more fulfillment than you had ever imagined. All the new things you encounter leave something that inspires and shows you more things to explore. You will discover much more about yourself and you will feel as if life had just begun.

You have come into this world to live your purpose – in order to live a fulfilled life and in order to serve others with it at the same time. This life is a giving and receiving. Life is for living! We only live when we feel ourselves. We feel ourselves the best when we dilate our inner world into the outer world.

Fill your life with meaning and start today! 

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The light is always in front

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Being you, being me

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Be like a dandelion

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Weekly Review

I hope you all have had a nice Saturday so far! My days are pretty busy at the moment and that is why my review again is posted today instead of Friday! So what… let’s look at the past week 😊 Read more ›

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With Syl’s permission:

We are only alive when we are ourselves

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The Magic of Christmas 💖

I guess you all agree that Christmas is the time of year when we are more receptive for sharing love and compassion, for lending hands and being more tolerant than at any other time of the year. Although  the hectic of finding our way through overcrowded stores and getting the last Christmas gifts just in time can be very stressful. But let’s leave that out for a moment and just concentrate on the meaning of Christmas. Read more ›

24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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Love’s Power

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You are sun

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Control is an Illusion!

Life happens while we are making other plans.

I like this quote a lot. We are making plans for our nearer or further future, scheduling our days and then things happen which can change everything in an instant. The weather changes, someone gets sick, the job gets lost, accidents happen, or even more life impacting things.  We have no control about what happens around us. This is something we can be scared of or something that can even give us a relief because we can let go of the pressure to keep everything under control. Read more ›

Song of the Day

New day, new week, new chance! What about the intention to make this a wonderful day, to make something special of it – for you or for others (which will be special for you too)? What about digging out an idea or dream you are having for long and thinking about a step towards it or even hanging in and going for it? What is within you is meant to be shared! Only then you can give it meaning. But anyway… sometimes it already is a great achievement to sinply face Monday. So get up and get it started! Read more ›

Are You still Comfortable Or Already Living?

Yes, I borrowed that title from a commercial slogan of a famous furniture designer…. 😁

Last week I was guest on Kimberly Rinaldi’s live radio show Lessons in Joyful Living. It was a fantastic interview and I enjoyed it from the first until the last minute. It was my 3rd live radio interview. Was I still nervous? Yes, I was; throughout the day! But some time before the show started this nervousness changed into an excitement and anticipation.
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Gratitude

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Christmas season starts!

This is a post I did last year! It tells a bit about our Christmas traditions. Today is the 1st Advent over here which I explain below:

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Last weekend we started to hang the Christmas lights all around the house. I will post some photos later on. We don’t lighten them yet but want to be prepared for the first Advent weekend which is the next weekend. Read more ›

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The Magic Glasses Of Love!

There is a Buddhist Temple I visit every time I am in California. A beautiful huge facility. Even only entering the main temple I immediately feel an energy of calmness and peace. Whenever I go there something is on my mind and every time I gain insights. This time was special. Read more ›

Memories To Be…

What was long desired had come true
Moments like getting lost in time
All of a sudden we’re waking up
Finding them far behind

Then even going further back
Before the dream came true
The visions for what we have longed for
Appear as memories too

But what are memories other than that:
The spark of a new dream!
Inspired visions in order to
Create new memories again.

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Shine

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Gratitude – The Power of Awareness

Imagine sitting on the top of a mountain and looking down into the valley. High up above, you see everything from a distance, the bigger picture. You see how streets are leading to each other, how small creeks are leading into a river, how the river flows into a lake. From up there you understand how everything works together in order to make it all a complete and how necessary every little thing is. Read more ›

The Power of Fate

The waves they come and go

My view touches the horizon

My thoughts fly far beyond

Memories of sacred moments

And visions of upcoming times

I let them go and let them pass

I let them come and grab their ………… insights (lol)

I see him smile

The Buddha inside

To strengthen my faith

To confirm my belief

To encourage my journey

What lies behind 

Is like a trail of feathers

Confirming  the direction I have chosen

In order to sit here 

And watch the waves come and go

With beautiful memories of sacred moments

And visions of upcoming times

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California, here I come…

Hola all together! I hope you are doing fine. Just a brief hello from SoCal and a few impressions in order to prove that I am still alive!!! Read more ›

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Happiness is not dependent on where I am

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Make me an instrument of thy peace!

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During a chat with a friend here on  WordPress I got reminded of one of my biggest inspirations regarding what I see as my purpose: The Saint Francis prayer

Only when reading it, something opens up within me. Like the dawning sun, there is this love rising up. This love that has only one purpose: to spread love towards everybody’s heart in order to make them rise their inner sun too.

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We are in a time of change. People run from dark places and try to find the light somewhere else. What we realize more and more during these days is that only when we start acting from our heart – first towards ourselves and then towards everybody around us – we can end pain, end war, and suffering. When we act from this place of love inside of us we feel the deep connection to everyone. Because love is the energy that created us, that we are, and that connects one another over the globe – regardless of any religious, cultural, racial, political backgrounds. We are all love and we want to feel loved. Isn’t it the most wonderful feeling to realize that someone feels deeply loved because you made that person feel loved? Because you showed that person that they are important, that they are precious, that they are beautiful, that they are perfect the way the are, just because they are as they are? Isn’t that the only technique to fill your heart with true and enduring love?

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I remember back in 1984. I was 14, sitting in my classroom (bored by the subject) and pondering about life. I was thinking about what would give my life meaning, fulfill me? And there was this thought coming up: “Make others feel good.” I don’t know where that came from. But it was there out of the blue. In the same moment, I got tears in my eyes because I felt a warmth in my chest expanding and rising up. A feeling that must have been of deep love. I remember it so clearly because it was a moment of awakening. From that moment on I tried to look deeper into my friends and other people. I wanted to understand them and through this spend encouragement and comfort.

Unfortunately, I lost that over the following years when I lost myself. But it always rose up between and for at least 6 years it is a companion wherever I walk.

It is my greatest joy to see others happy and it is my greatest fulfillment when I could make someone smile. Reading the Saint Francis Prayer again reminded me of this wonderful tool we have with us all the time. The tool that ceases sadness and suffering, that ceases anger and hatred, that ceases darkness and brings light. The tool of our origin, that divine spark within – LOVE

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When we let love speak, we truly lose anything that is not love. We are dying to the old identification with us and are born into the eternal awareness of love and to love itself. Love is life  – eternal life.

Our recently passed Wayne Dyer introduced me to the Saint Francis Prayer. He mentioned it in some of his books. When I joined my first lecture with him, he played a song of Cecilia. She is also called The Healing Voice. I bought one of her CDs and there was also the Saint Francis Prayer recorded. The song was exclusively written for her. It is very beautiful and I want to share this song with you too.

I won’t analyze too much about the prayer itself but ask you to simply open up to those lines and see what happens within you  when you let the words touch your heart.

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The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.

 

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What if.

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Liberation

(I am sorry, for some reason I cannot put paragraphs into the poem. Tried it for an hour and eventually gave up!)

So dark and so lonely

My heart was for years

Ruled by my self-doubts

Controlled by my fears

For far too long

I thought there must be

A change in the world

or a savior for me

But nothing did happen

No one understood

No one did care

If only I could…

Being who I am

Or who I wanna be

Not caring if others

Did understand me

All of a sudden

I thought: Why not I?

No one can judge me

Cause no one is I

I started to rise

Started living my dream

Not afraid anymore

That someone could be mean

I respect and I love me –

The person I am

Enabled me greatly

To love everyone

The smile that I’m wearing

Is no fake anymore

It shines from my heart

As the light of my core

Today I am content

No more fears, I am free

With me the world changed

And the savior has been me!

For Zee: This is the poem I was talking about 🙂

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Smile and ignite

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Turn your face towards the light

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Our soul knows it all

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the heart is the energy of life

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Be Authentic – Be You – Be Love!

Actually I planned  to post another article according to a request of a blogger friend for this Monday.  I hope you don’t mind that I changed my mind. A lot of things happened during the past days and it made me spontaneously write this post: Read more ›

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love is a healing fire

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What is connecting each other and of what use are differences?

The topic to this post was given by Keith of btg5885. I thank you very much, Keith, for dropping me your questions. It is one of my favorite topics to write about.  Here are Keith’s questions:

What are the common attributes in people who connect us? And, what are the differences that make life fun and interesting and make us better than who we are by experiencing them? Read more ›

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Hum your tune

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We need the darkness to see our light

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We Are The Seeds Of Love

The song I posted last Wednesday as my Song of the Day inspired me to this post. It made me think of the need of tolerance, of acceptance, of compassion, respect, and empathy.  When I prepared that post I did not expect the wonderful developments here in Europe. Read more ›

Dreams Are My Reality

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Everybody has dreams. There is no one who doesn’t dream about anything. May it be a different way of living, a different job, a new car, a vacation, an achievement, a project, an education, the love of a lifetime, different neighbors (LOL)… there is so much we can dream of. Read more ›

Dreaming on a Sunny Afternoon

A sunny summer afternoon
The wind is blowing through the trees
The scent of fresh-cut grass and flowers fills the air
From afar the church bells are ringing half past 3
I sit and look across the mountains
My thoughts are traveling beyond them where the ocean lies
And then I drift into memories of the past
Oh what a year of raise and fall
Of going down and standing tall
One of my best years ever, I think
So much I picked up, sowed and let grow
I turn my head and here it flies
A butterfly so white
Bringing me back into the present moment
I see the fruits I already could reap
The fruits of life’s unfolding which make me standing in awe
Causing gratitude for every bow I needed to take to sow a seed
For the garden of my life
My life, is a garden of white roses now
Again the butterfly continues its journey
I follow its lighthearted flight
Into a future where I will be able
To reap the fruits of the seeds I sow today
The seeds of the fruits I already hold in hands
Seeds of happiness
Seeds of thankfulness
Seeds of love
All is well, I think
All is simply well
On this sunny summer afternoon

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You Need To Feel It!

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Whatever it is you are feeling is a perfect reflection of what you are in the process of becoming – Abraham/Ester Hicks

This sentence was hanging on my kitchen cupboard for the last 6 years. It made me aware of the fact that what I encounter in my live as positive or negative is not something that is sent to me from a higher force but is a reflection of how I encounter life. Read more ›

Song of the Day

We have the best summer ever and I have to say that this is the best summer ever for me too! Everything is just wonderful and things unfold, and unfold, and unfold…. I will keep you posted when the time has come. Just a little hint: it has also to do with my next book😉

I would love to share my happy feelings with you. The sky looks bluer, the air feels fresher, and everything blossoms this year a lot fuller (not lying, that’s a fact). It is like the world was born new or was I born new into this world? That made me think of this song. Read more ›

Song of the Day

We all have stuff around we have to deal with. Some are impacting our lives more than others. But whatever dark spots there are in life we should not forget to smell the flowers along the way. Because that is the little energizer we need in order to be able to face the world and to deal with life. Read more ›

When The Sun Never Goes Down!

Yippieh, the Sunshine Blogger Award #5 was passed on to me by our lovely Krista of From Food Stamps To A Future. Please check out her blog. She is an amazing woman who is powerfully walking through life as a single mom. My respect, Krista!!! You definitely are a symbol of how we never let the sun go down. Thank you for nominating me. Read more ›

Energy of Change

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You’re like a fresh new summer breeze,
Like the shade on a hot day.
You’re like a river I am soaring on
Which carries me away. Read more ›

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Happiness is an inner concept

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Song of the Day

Each day we are reading posts of our friends. We learn about other countries and cultures, find new perspectives and ways we could look at things, we get inspired, comforted, supported. I guess only within the past two weeks I found inspiration for decades. It made me think of today’s song and inspired me to this poem. Read more ›

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Make every day a great day!

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The soul needs no eyes

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Song of the Day – Here I Am

I am back friends and I rush in with full power! Although this song would fit a Tidbit Tuesday it played in my head when I knew I was ready to conquer the world again. Read more ›

Love is the Cause, the Key, and the Result!

Last week I experienced, received, and felt so much love which makes me write about love again. I am most grateful for what we all experience here with each other. It is a constant giving and receiving. We all show an example that differences are not a reason to separate but to unite.

I don’t know how you feel about it. But often times I am so filled with love and gratitude that I don’t know where to put it. Sometimes I know where it comes from and sometimes I don’t. Read more ›

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Posted with Ritu’s permission!

Start new

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Love yourself

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Physical love is part of our lifr

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5 Days, 5 Photos, 5 Stories / Day 5

The last day of this challenge has come. A big thank you once again to my dear friend and wonderfully talented poet and writer Kritika of From The Soul To The Nib Of The Pen. It was fun, inspiring, and teaching! Read more ›

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Love is meant to shine

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3-Day-Quote-Challenge / Day 1

I really loved that challenge I was invited this week by Thrill Of Bliss. Now Vonita of Passion Through Poetry and my friend of House Of Heart nominated me again. Both are wonderful and sensitive poets with a romantic and tender way of expression. Please take a look and check their blogs out! Read more ›

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With the permission of Reflection of a Rainbow

Excitement is a virtue, Saadia

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You can change a life

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What A Week!

I just feel so thankful when I recalled the past days. It started on Monday with my guest post at Colleen’s blog, 4 awards (I was even nominated for a brand new award by Carolina), a very successful Tuesday… 😈 😉 😌 … , amazing interactions with all of you –  some very profound with new followers, and the long weekend with sun and heat within the 90s every day including one relaxing lazy day. One top happening this week is an offer I got from a friend here on WordPress. It would be another step on the ladder of my dreams. Or actually it is an opportunity to expand the dream I am already living. Read more ›

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The LOA works in every moment

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Song of the Day – The big Show 😉

That sounds more dramatic than it is. But yesterday out of the blue this song was playing in my head all the time. I did not hear it anywhere. It just popped up!

I link this song with a very important time in my life. When I heard it the first time my life already started turning around 180°. I was at the point where I finally realized that my happiness is not depending on the good-will of the bothering people around me but only in my hands. That time was confusing through all the changes which happened around me, with my own new perspectives through which I behaved differently. I was irritated by the new feelings I found within, by my own rising power but also the scary new challenges I had to face. It was the time when I knew my life cannot go on the way it did but I had no idea how it should go on, since I also found myself in a big marriage crises. It was the most challenging 6 months in my life…. and the best, happiest, most insightful ever! It was a time of rebirth! Read more ›

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Enjoy the moment

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Allow love

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Neverending unfolding

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Cherish what you have

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Self-Love: The Art Of Accepting Compliments!

This post was inspired by a post of a friend I read last week. It was about the problem of accepting compliments. I had a lot of problems accepting compliments until I was 39. I was convinced I wasn’t worth nice words. Yes, everybody is worth nice words… but not me. Read more ›

I’m Walking on Sunshine!

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Not only because I had a fabulous weekend, an amazing insight and the weather today is gorgeous again! No, I was also gifted with the SUNSHINE AWARD by my lovely and shiny friend from Bows and Throws. Her blog definitely spreads sunshine. Please check it out!

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Relief and Insight / Gratitude and Blessing

What a weekend! Yesterday I got my certificate of proficiency as Emmett-Practitioner and today we went on with the next module. It is exciting to learn more and therefore help more. But this is not why I post this. Read more ›

No More Excuses – The World Is Yours!

Within my important breakthrough year I printed the 18 excuses of Wayne Dyer’s book Excuses BeGone we mostly use instead of just going for what we feel inside. In turns I hung 6 of them which spoke most to me into my kitchen. I went for each of them and made enormous steps in growing out of myself. Read more ›

One thing never changes!

There is only one thing that never changes

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The World of Love!

Love is not from this world

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How to overcome limits?

How to overcome our limits

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Holes in the Sky

After watching Insurgent yesterday I want to share a beautiful and touching title of the soundtrack as my Song of the Day. I still think about the movie and recommend watching it.
Here are some quotes from the movie:

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I Am…!

I recently posted a quote titled Who Am I? It said: Realizing who you are not means finding out who you are!

We mostly notice that at times we are feeling something in certain situations which is not for our benefit. That can be anger, jealousy, greed, frustration, resistance. And we don’t even know why we feel it. It is coming up like a reflex when a certain person calls or when we are confronted with repeating issues or happenings. Then these emotions show up and take over instantly and we feel helpless doing anything against it. But we know exactly that we don’t want it, that it is in our way, and that it would make our life so much easier without them. But how to get there? Read more ›

Song of the Day!

It is Easter Sunday, Spring is showing up more and more on the northern part of the globe, and our feelings are starting to bloom according to nature. Today I was looking for a song that meets this expression of a new beginning, of feeling ourselves in a new way, of a breakthrough within ourselves… A song that says THIS IS ME  and I am perfect the way I am. From now on there is no hiding of my light but shining it out into the world. I am who I am! That’s my power, that’s my gift and whoever wants a piece: feel free to take it. Read more ›

Your heart is bigger than you might think!

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Hot Californian Dreams!

Yesterday a friend posted a song that reminded me to my beautiful California. I felt again how much I already miss it. Since I had to let go of my best friend I did not want to go there too soon. But I realize that I love that place so much more than I thought. Also it shows me that I am in peace with the past. I hope I can make it this year. Read more ›

You get what you give!

Spread love

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Feelings and Emotions – Make them fitting!

Did you ever think about if there is a difference between feelings and emotions? Feeling here is meant as a mental not as a physical perception. Feelings like emotions are affecting our actions in the end. Both are expressions from within.  Read more ›

Once I Wished for a Magic Wand…

Once I wished for a magic wand…
when I was looking at my broken dreams and fixing my wounded heart.
when I looked at myself as the greatest failure.
when I cried about my helplessness.
when I wished to change what caused sadness and pain by my own actions.
when I wanted to see people as they are in order to not be disappointed by them later. Read more ›

Song of the Day!

Yesterday a friend posted a playlist. On that list there was a song I love for a long, long time. It describes my love for and my bond with California. It expresses this yearning which I feel when I am not there. That’s one of THE classic songs for me which I will never get tired to listened to. Read more ›

Love has always been!

Love has always been

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We are limitless!

We are limitless

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Reach out!

Reach out

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Like a Bottle of Champaign!

Happiness felt, lost, and regained, has the bigger claws than never lost.

All my life I carried along so many dreams, wishes, and longings. But either I wasn’t able for some reasons to go for them, or I denied them to myself out of fear and a lack of self-esteem. Whenever finally things seemed to manifest or miraculously fall into place I was overwhelmed that I may get it, experience it, enjoy it, have it in my life although I already might have accepted the fact to never get certain things or to never get that far. When it happened the flame inside of me has become a bonfire. Read more ›

Walking On Sunshine Blog Hop Party

Hugh’s Views & News had a fantastic idea and created this great blog event. After seeing https://amommasview.wordpress.com  and http://silverthreading.com/ participating as well couldn’t resist anymore to join them. It is such a beautiful way of spreading light and spring feeling now that nature is slowly starting to awaken. Read more ›

You don’t need to fly alone

So many dreams within your heart,
So much you’re yearning for.
You’re hoping and believing that
One day you’ll see that door. Read more ›