Invictus Games–My Tribute.

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After watching much of the Invictus Games over the past few days I have been in awe of these men and women who have shown such courage and determination in overcoming their tragic circumstances. Many of their stories brought tears to my eyes. Not only have they had to overcome their physical injuries, but they and others who have suffered such trauma have had to over come their mental barriers which often can take more healing than their broken bodies..

Turning our lives around after such an experience is often hard..

Sport has brought many of them back from their lonely ordeal of recovery.. Being part of a Team, encouraging and pulling each other up when things get tough is what unifies and brings  I AM into focus..

I couldn’t sleep the other night and wrote this Poem in Tribute to ALL those who have taken part, and those who have helped them to get to the point.. You are all truly Invictus ..

Invictus

 

I see your spirit riding high

Every challenge you meet you pass on by

You’ve pulled yourselves up within your hearts

Conquering obstacles right from the start

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At times the odds were not stacked in your favour

But the I AM Will Power you have savoured

There must have been times when you felt so low

But your determination, True Grit is what you show.

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Let us not forget your sacrifice

As those who rule roll the dice

In Games of War that snuff out life

To cause such suffering, grief and strife

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Pride and admiration I have for your spirit

Invictus Hero’s each pushing your limits

All of you have come through so much

In Victory your medals to clutch

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But Winners you are without a medal to hold

Be proud of the challenge to which you rose

You have connected to the I AM that we all are

And No Limits restricts the Light of a Star…

Well done to all..

An affirmation..

“ I place no limits and no restrictions on all that I intend to accomplish from here on in”

Blessings

~Sue~

 

invictus m (feminine invicta, neuter invictum); first/second declension

  1. unconquered, unsubdued
  2. invincible, undisputed, undefeated

 

Sources: http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/sports-recovery/invictus-games/

How Can I help bring World Peace?

Sue Dreamwalker:

Tomorrow is a day etched in our lives and as the world turns around and yet another year has flown.. Nothing seemingly has changed, at least that’s how the media portrays things…
Yet I do believe things have changed.. More and more now are waking up and questioning, they are opening their eyes and hearts.. These are the stories the media do not report.. The many kind acts, the unselfish acts that we humans are capable of..
Last year I marked the date of Sept 11th with a post about Peace.. I know that when enough of us hold peace within our hearts instead of believing in the Fear, we can then bring that Peace into our reality.. It really is up to each of us, we all have the power to help bring world peace.. We just need to have faith, and believe in Love, and bring that Love into our lives and others by sharing, caring and being our own names sake..Man-Kind.
I hope there are those who did not read this post last year..
Take care of each other..
Blessings Sue

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If we have no peace, it’s because we have forgotten that we belong to each other”

~Mother Teresa Quote~

I have so many thoughts running through my head today as I try to catch up here on WP, and so many interesting posts I have visited today which have inspired and uplifted me as we travel upon our collective journey’s of discovering just who we are.

Some days I am so full of Love for our fellow Human Beings as their stories inspire us to become the BEings we really are and who we we’re meant to be all along.. And at other times I can feel so saddened for a world entrapped within its own greed as we revolve ever deeper into the abyss of destruction. As many blindly believe all they are told instead of resolving to explore outside of their man-made boxes of the illusions we…

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Swirl and Paint your Dreams

Painting Dreams

Swirl and Paint your Dreams.

Creating my dreams as I paint with my heart

One brush stroke then two, let’s make a start

Flowers and Nature swirled in the mix

Following dreams is a Happiness Fix

Rainbows delight while patterns unfold

Just follow your heart with brush strokes so bold

Focus on thoughts with love and with light

Creating my dreams is such a delight

Imagination swirls in your mind

Bringing forward a heart that is kind

To open up dreams is to follow your heart

Flying high once more you soar like the Lark

Summer Sun shines as your future unfurls

The colours your paint as you mix and you swirl

Your brushstrokes create the patterns of life

As you leave all your troubles and forget about strife..

© Sue Dreamwalker 2014 All rights reserved.

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I am relaxing as I paint, and I am slowly working my way through all of your comments upon my last post as I catch up with your blogs and the posts I missed.. For those I have not caught up with I will do so over the next few days… I hope you are enjoying the beginning of September, as Autumn starts to turn the leaves to her golden time..

Make sure each of your own brush strokes on the Canvas of life leaves lasting colour through the memories you make..

Be seeing you shortly

Love and Blessings

~Sue~ 

 

A Letter from My heart to yours..

Dear Friends,

Where does one’s thoughts start as you try to make sense of the world?.. You can’t. All you can try to do is make sense of your own. And even that at times is hard to fathom.

I search my heart and often the tears will flow for no reason, other than such sadness sweeps through me at what we are doing to ourselves.

I pull myself up and give myself a good talking to.. Oh often!.. If you were a fly on the wall will you hear me talking away to myself. I am so blessed, very much so with the love of family, and try to send out my positive vibes to help add some Healing and peace to the world..

Is it the world’s tears I feel, or am I still shedding the layers of my own emotions? As I peel them off one by one.. Like the onion each layer releases its own toxins as my eyes sting from the injustices, the abuse, the suffering of many, the hurts of wounds unseen, I seem to take all to heart.. I cry inwardly within my moments of empathy for all whom I hear crying along with me.. Sometimes I wish I were not so sensitive, but I cannot and do not wish to change that what I am. ME.

And yet I also know all too well, that adding my tears solves nothing. It is only adding to the mixture of sorrow.. And I only want to add love and Peace to help bring about our own Humanities healing…

So I try to detach.. and often I am successful, I busy myself doing the things I love doing, painting, writing poetry, reading, Meditation, Qi Gong, gardening, playing with my granddaughter..

This month has been perhaps one of the hardest months ever for me. Perhaps it’s because I made the decision to retire.. We humans like to think we are in control don’t we?, The emotions I feel I cannot describe, as so many churn within my being. This decision took a Big trust in the Universe to go along with what I know felt right.. And I trust in its plan… and am ready to go along with the flow..And this step is a big one for me to take, and now it’s taken, I take the leap of faith to change.

We all Fear Change, mainly because we are treading upon uncharted waters.. We doubt and we want security… Trusting in something unseen and not tried is for many what holds them from making changes.. as they hang onto what they know… Much like the world right now, as we hang onto the old systems, the old ways, while all the while many are craving to break free of their constraints, as many are tied into the systems that hold them in debt that keeps them enslaved into the treadmill of toil… Life was never meant to be like this… Take a look around you.. Are you free?

I know I have my guides guarding my back, nudging me along, I just need to have more faith in me, so as if to let me know I am on the right path Synchronicities have already been showing up, I hope to explain about those at a later date.

I am writing from my heart as Its time to take a short break. I want this week to paint more.. and to just reflect and meditate as I allow my own inner healing to connect..

I thank you all for your kind and loving support.. and will be back to visit with my loyal friends shortly. Much love.. 

Love and Blessings

Sue

It is up to YOU to make a difference!.

 

Are we ready to Shift our ways of being?

Are we going to change our stories?

Are we going to Change the world of Fear? 

“The Secret to Change is not Fighting the Old, But finding the Power to fight for the New ” 

 Lots of  negative stories around our world at the moment, the fight I speak of is not physical.. It all starts within our own minds.. So send out your Peace, create by example of caring, do not get embroiled in anger or take sides.

If we are to have true peace in the world, we must first find it within ourselves.

When we  look inside ourselves for the meaning of peace, we will begin to understand  it has always been  difficult to come by. This in itself will enable us to be compassionate toward the many people in the world who find themselves caught up in conflicts both personal and worldwide.

We each need to create that peaceful centre within, but because we are human we also feel the pull in the opposite direction—the desire to defend ourselves, to keep what we feel belongs to us, to protect our loved ones and our cherished ideals, and the anger we feel when threatened.  These are natural instincts each of us have..

This awareness is important because we cannot truly know peace until we understand the many tendencies and passions that threaten our ability to find it.

Peace necessarily includes, even as it transcends, all of our primal energy, much of which has been expressed in ways that contradict peace.

Out of Chaos comes Clarity.. 

Learning to control our anger and emotions is  perhaps the most difficult part for many of us, because we want so much to disown the negative aspects of our humanity.

Many of us have gone through times of hurts and turmoil, but we have emerged stronger through those experiences..

The world now is also going through a Shift where Chaos seems to be pulling so much apart.. But the old ways of being are being torn down. and people are reacting and speaking out..

 True peace begins with a willingness to take responsibility for our humanity so that we might ultimately transform it in the light of our love..

We but need to create by example of our own actions.

~Peacefully~

Thank you for reading.. 

Sue 

To Believe ~ in a Better World

Children for Peace

Standing on the edge of outer space

Have you ever felt yourself in this place?

Alone and yet surrounded by stars

Women are from Venus and men are from Mars.

You look at the world and want to put right

All the wrongs of man, to stop the fights-

Of Nations, whose turmoil is beyond our control,

To stop all the suffering, and end the death toll.

And yet you’re but a spec, just standing on the edge

But the yearning inside me has become more than a pledge.

For to help make a difference is what I do seek

To help and encourage, and to show we’re not weak.

But how can I change the World and her wars?

We first must look within, and look at Universal Laws.

To realise that to change, we must start with our self.

Understanding Love and Compassion is our true wealth.

That to care for each other regardless of our creed

For you cannot gather Gold, and to your children feed.

But alone I stand, just a speck of cosmic dust.

But united together we can reach out and we must-

Succeed in our endeavours to create a better land

For our children’s sake, let’s take each other’s hand.

Unite in one voice that calls out for Peace

I believe we can each make a difference

No longer can we show indifference

We need to Believe in a Better World .

The poem above I wrote in 2008, although I have omitted several verses and added the last sentence to fit in with this post.

Around our world right now Children are suffering..

Here is a beautiful Song Sung by Jackie Evancho  I had never heard of this remarkable young lady before this weekend, although I am sure those who reside in the USA have.

I have a blogging friend Surinder to thank for sharing this video with me.

I hope your hearts will be touched as deeply as mine as we each need

To Believe 

in a Better World

Please click the enlarged To Believe to go to the video.

© Sue Dreamwalker 2008-2014 All rights reserved.

Have a Beautiful Weekend, and see you next week. 

~ Thank you for reading Sue~

xxxx 

 

Which way are your Emotions Blowing the world winds?

The Buddhists say there are 8 winds,

There are Gain and Loss,

Praise and Ridicule

Credit and Blame,

and

Suffering and Joy.

If you aren’t aware of them they will blow you away like dry leaves in an Autumn Breeze

For example, When someone praises you, and that tastes sweet like Candy in your mouth you are blown away by the Winds of Praise.

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One Day in ancient China a young man thought he had become enlightened.

He wrote a Poem to his Master about how he was not blown away by the 8 winds.

Then he sent it to his Master who lived three hundred miles up the Yangtze River

When his Master read the Poem he wrote

Fart, Fart

On the bottom of the poem and sent it back.

When the young man received his Masters reply and the more he read his reply the more he got upset.

At last he decided to visit his Master.

In those days, a three-hundred-mile trip up the Yangtze River was a very difficult journey

As soon as he arrived, he went straight to his Master’s temple,

Why did you write this?” he asked bowing.

“ Doesn’t the poem show that I am no longer blown about by the 8 winds?”

You say that you are no longer blown by the eight winds” replied the Master.

But two little Farts blew you all the way up here”..

I couldn’t resist this little story to make you think about the small things in life that often get us huffing and puffing.

It puts our lives in perspective when you see the Bigger Picture of what many are facing in our world today..

What really needs to change?

And which way are you making the Wind blow?

 

Healing From within~ Qi Gong

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“ To breathe and know you are alive is wonderful.

Because you are alive, everything is possible.

 ( Thich Nhat Hanh,)

Recently I made the decision to retire from work.  I have over the past few months become very lax in my daily routine.. Of cleansing and meditating.. And to be honest my body is letting me know as certain aches and pains return within my muscles.. 

I know that I have to get my own house in order ..

When I became very ill several years ago I put myself though a daily ritual which gradually increased my health and fitness and mental alertness.. While I was ill I joined a Qi Gong class, me being me I was going to try anything to help my FMS. Fibromyalgia  And it worked along with positive thinking, affirmations and a belief in my own bodies ability to heal.. I went from Fatigue and not being able to walk far and full of pain, to walking a total of 8 miles in one stretch. This didn’t happen over night, but over several months of altering my life style and thinking processes and  practising Qi Gong.. I practise Spring Forest Qi Gong at home. I still have regular Acupuncture sessions each month which I can whole heartedly recommend.  

So why have I let myself back slide??? I guess because we become complaisant and I took on more work within my job role. Also sitting down and not exercising is as bad as overdoing things too, For muscles cease up and joints become stiff.   The stress of my job which has over a series of months built up to a pitch where once again my body has reminded me to slow down and take stock.. And led to my decision to spend quality time with family. Tension has a profound effect upon our muscles as we do not allow our body to relax as it should. We should also look at what we put into our bodies too. Diet has an important roll to play in our well-being.  

Qi Gong is very gentle exercises with controlled breathing techniques that help the body become more supple and the mind more active.. The breath when you breathe deeply oxygenates your blood stream more fully, and I needed that oxygen to flow to my muscle tissues. When I joined the class I was surprised that some ladies of 60 plus attended, and now low and behold I have also reached that magic six O..  and one bless her was in her late 70’s.. Even more surprising I found that the eldest lady could touch her toes and was once upon a time reliant on a Zimmer frame, and could hardly walk let alone touch her toes..

So Once again I will begin,, And start to heal from Within.

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Qi Means ‘Breath’ and ‘Air’ as well as energy.

 

Gong Means ‘Work’, ‘Skill’, and achievement.

 

Qi Gong Therefore means ‘Energy Work’, ‘Skill of Breath’ or ‘Energy Skill’.

Qi Gong helps you to cultivate your energy, and thereby cultivate your health.

 

How does this work?

Each of the movements and breath along with visualisation techniques has meaning. During the exercise a message is delivered that invokes a reaction within the body. The body then responds by toning, strengthening or nourishing a specific area, or the entire metaphysical system.

Chinese medical philosophers uphold that perfect health is the result of Qi Flowing through out the body via a series of channels called the ‘Meridians’.

Ill health is believed to be caused by blockages within these meridians. The meridians have twenty major channels. Twelve, which are linked to the human organs, and eight whose function is to act as conductors, and reservoirs distributing energy. There are also many more minor channels linking up to this grid.

 

Regular practice of Qi Gong will help to improve neuromuscular co-ordination, fine motor control, and central balance, whilst the simultaneous breathing practice contributes to a relaxed state of body and mind.

 

I can speak from experience that it has helped greatly with my own muscular condition. And helped to get my mind back on track.   So why not give it a try.

 

I will leave you with this quote from

 Lao Tzu.

 

Thirty spokes together makes a wheel for a cart.

It is the empty space in the centre of the wheel

Which enables it to be used.

 

Mold Clay into a vessel;

it is the empty space within that creates the usefulness of the vessel.

 

Cut the doors and windows in a house;

It is the empty space inside that creates the usefulness of the house

 

Thus, what we have may be something substantial,

But its usefulness lies in the unoccupied empty space.

The substance of your body is enlivened by maintaining

the part of you that is unoccupied.

Blessings 

~Sue~

Relaxing Days

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

Buddha

Hello again and many have been awaiting updates of my artwork and allotments, so today I will show you how I spent time painting. Below is a metal water jug which I painted.

Water Jug

 

Reverse Side

Another small milk churn I painted for outdoor use as a planter is here.. This was painted Green the I used acrylics which  when dried have then had two top coats treated with Clear varnish to weather proof the tins. 

Poppy Milk Churn

Back View

Back of churn with Mouse

Others I did previously are these..

ButterfliesMore DaisiesForgetmenots

 I am on the countdown now for the end of the month and it will seem very strange not working as I added up my work years to be 40.. So its time to enjoy and relax and pursue the hobbies I love which is painting and gardening.

You win some and you lose some.

Speaking of which  I will give you a picture update here now of the allotments and how things are coming along.. We have had some very heavy storms with flash flooding with heavy rains yesterday, and we have been told by the UK Met Office to brace ourselves for more storms and heavy down pours as the tail end of Hurricane Bertha will hit Sunday, today.

Due to the fluctuating weather of dry the wet, many of the allotment holders have suffered Potato Blight We spotted it as soon as it started to appear on the foliage so we cut the tops off to stop it spreading to the potatoes.The potatoes are fine underneath thank goodness.

Potatoes are still under here But the tops got potatoe blight so had to be cut off so as not to go back down and rot potatoes    Cabbages  Missed spaces due to cabbage root fly getting at them

The cabbages got hit too with root fly so you can see the missed spaces here under the netting.. The Cabbage White butterfly didn’t get to them but the Cabbage root fly did..  You win some and you lose some. That’s how it is when you grow your own.. We do not spray anything.. But next time we will remember to put a circle of card around the new plants as the fly lays its eggs at the base of the cabbage, the maggots then can’t  go down and eat the root as the eggs will often dry off and die.

  Onions and ShallotsThe onions and shallots have dried out beautifully and were left on top to finish off drying.. Unfortunately we missed not going down to the allotments for just one day, but someone obviously needed some extra onions that day and helped themselves to the biggest Onions across the rows…. ( I do not like to think of another allotmenteer  could do this, but we also had lots of garlic taken earlier this year. Some one likes their onions! Sad smile 

A success story though is our dwarf beans and runner beans.. loads have been frozen, and are now stored in the freezers. ( and yes we have a back up generator just in case of emergencies ) As we have had one or two unexpected power outages recently due to storms.. 

Drawf Beans        Runner Beans Had loads

The Sweet corn has gone to seed earlier than expected and many cobs are not fully mature, but having said that we have got quite a few large ones off already..Sweetcorn we won't have a much this year as going to seed It seems everything in the allotment this year is around a month early for harvesting. The Courgettes too have been abundant.

Courgettes have come out of our ears!

and we are just getting the Butternut squash forming.. This is a success too as we hadn’t tried growing this before..

Butternut squash just forming

We Raspberries now coming and doing wellalso have had lots of Raspberries too off the bushes and lots still to come on later flowering crops. So these have been made into delicious sweet deserts some  of these recipes I will add to my recipe pages later..  The Blackberries too have been yielding Pounds of fruit and I am keeping my eye out for the elderberries which are just about ready for turning on the trees.. I want to try my hand this year of making Elderberry Syrup which is good for keeping those colds and coughs at bay..

Gladioli

Above  are the Gladioli’s which I have grown to have as cut flowers  to display  indoors..

Well I hope you enjoyed my Relaxing Days, I started with the New Moon and my altering my Intentions and the Full Super Moon is going to be a super one too, so Enjoy! Click the links to find our more..

And Thank you for reading..

~Sue ~

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