Expectations..

A Review of our Thinking.. 

 

As each year comes to an end we are often heard to say thank goodness as we say goodbye to a year that when it began started out with every expectation. Yet here we are again as we herald in another New Year as we wish and expect so much more from the year before.

 We make promises to ourselves that this year we will endeavour to  be healthier, as we start new fitness regimes, and as we say goodbye to our bad habits. Promises often we never keep up.   

We are all of us walking, searching to find ourselves and that which fulfills us. We constantly search outside of ourselves to bring us that feeling of happiness. Be it in our relationships, careers or through our possessions. We gather everything to us holding onto them, thinking all of these external things are what will bring us happiness.

So, we constantly strive, putting ourselves under pressure, working extra hours,seeking to gather yet more things we probably never really needed to fill up a yearning hole inside of us that cries out to feel complete.

I look around my own home at the ‘Things’ that I have gathered over the years, my glass paperweights from the countries I visited, my record collection, the books that I have read and re-read as I have searched the pages for wisdom to that which more of us are seeking which we call enlightenment.

Most times we are our own worst enemies, as our scattered thoughts distract us from finding our peaceful path we are all seeking whether we realise it or not.

We all too often look back and blame others for our failings, or we worry about our futures as our inner chatter is constantly pulling us down. Telling us we are not good enough, clever enough or we put things off saying when the children leave home, next year or when I retire..  We continually make excuses to ourselves as to why we do not keep those promises to ourselves.

I keep saying I am going to write a book.. Yet I make excuses to myself each year, putting it off.. I am no different from anyone else..

 Our Ego makes us defensive about our weakness’s often making us feel unworthy. We take on hurts and wounds as we take to heart other people’s opinions of us. We listen to gossip and then add our own two pennies worth to the mix..  

Our Inner Chatter often spills out in irritations as we then verbalise our dissatisfaction. Causing arguments and resentments as our pride is dented, so we bite back, lashing out with more words that wound.

We then carry guilt, holding it deep within, nurturing it as we feed that inner chatter with justification as to why we are right and others are wrong. It then festers deeper into resentment and anger bubbles turning inward into bitterness.  

We now not only hold onto our personal stuff, but as the world grows closer in its communication systems we get embroiled in politics and the weight then of the negative news that is being poured into our homes in hourly bulletins also weighs us further down..  
All of these emotions bite deep within us effective our energy body causing our dis-ease with self, allowing illnesses to manifest. Often our body kicks in as a last resort to stop us in our tracks. It’s trying to get our attention to alter our thinking and ways of being. So our body rebels with aches and pains.. As we push it too hard and we fail to nourish it and give it rest.. 

My own nervous breakdown and subsequent FMS years ago was my body’s wake up call.. Which was telling me to slow down and alter course.  All these emotions we carry weigh us down literally DE-Pressings us as our auras get blocked as the energy stops flowing.

One of the greatest lessons is learning to leave things behind as we walk our paths to finding ourselves. This is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves as we start afresh a new year is Letting Go! So we need to let go of our self expectations as well.. Stop forcing things into BEing and just allow things to BE.. Let go of guilt, regrets, anger and jealousies.As you develop patience with others and ourselves, you then begin to see how those you thought were  your enemies were in fact your greatest teachers as they helped strengthen you. 

 Learning that there really are no Cross-roads only those of our own making.. For we are stood in our own centre of our BEingness in our present Moment of Now..Making our own choices. 

Our roads are all leading us to one place. And that is to look inside of ourselves, as we alter our perspective and thinking.   Don’t let fear and anxiety take control of your thoughts… Allow yourself space to breathe. Take yourself out in Mother Nature allow her calm presence to guide you as you unscramble your thoughts.  

For by taking in the beauty of the moment, seeing how very blessed we are,  we then can stand within our own centre of happiness.. Its been right here inside of us all along.. Within our Hearts. But we got so busy with ‘Things’ We lost our Hearts connection. 

Our Futures are in our hands as we begin another year.. Let us keep those promises to ourselves.. As we open our hearts to ourselves, forgiving our faults and our failures, as we relearn how to love ourselves..

There is no greater power on this planet than Love.. Its what keeps us from Fear.. Don’t allow Fear to dominate yet another year of Expectations!..

Love and Blessings

~Sue~ 

Harmony

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 While I was absent from WordPress as I gathered together my thoughts and energies I spent some time painting in watercolours..

I had been given a wonderful gift by my friend Cynthia Sageleaf over at her Intuitive and Spiritual  Website of downloading a colouring book  of Mandala’s that she had created.. So I decided to print one off and paint it with watercolours.. 

I have spent many minutes gazing into its middle depths as I meditate,  I seem to get sucked into the flower within its centre.. Reminding me of the Lotus .. 

The lotus grows in muddy water,  it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the muddy murky waters to achieve enlightenment.

Most of us have often found ourselves confronting our own shadows from time to time.. Its only going through our own dark places that we then begin to rise up as wake up to the Light which surrounds us all..  Only the brightest of light enables us to see our own shadows. And it is often only going through those darker days do we then begin to rise up to see our truth worth.. 

I found a meaning of the colours here of the Lotus flower the site is linked below.. 

“The color bears importance in the meaning of the lotus flower in Buddhism. A white lotus flower refers to purity of the mind and the spirit. If a lotus flower is red, it refers to compassion and love. The blue lotus flower refers to the common sense; it uses wisdom and logic to create enlightenment. The pink lotus flower represents the history of Buddha and the historical legends of the Buddha. A purple lotus flower speaks of spirituality and mysticism. Finally, the gold lotus flower represents all achievement of all enlightenment, especially in the Buddha.”

I had no idea of the meanings of the colours while creating it.. I just went with my own intuitive flow.. To me the colours of harmony are represented in earthy colours too. The center golds and oranges of the wheat-like shapes, to me represent corn and the importance of planting and harvesting. Not only through our gardens but the seeds we sow with our our thoughts and words which are followed through by our actions.. Reaping what we sow is what we harvest back in the deeds we have sown.  

The green which threaded its way throughout the mandala spoke to me of the grass lands.. The many species of grasses which are a staggering  11,369 separate species which bind our earth together.. I can not image  a world without its meadows and grasslands.. 

The coloured circles represent to me completeness, because it has no beginning, no end and no direction. Its also the shape of many seeds of creation reaching out with the blades of grass growing in-between. 

The outer petals containing the rainbow of colours that bent and sways like the ripples of the waves in the ocean with the inverted flame.. Forever burning in all of our hearts..Should we care to rekindle it.. 

I did not know what Cynthia thought as she drew this wonderful Mandala.. But I hope my own interpretation and coloration did her wonderful artwork justice.. 

This is the first Post of the New Year and its Heading is fitting.. For I so Wish for Harmony to prevail in all of your lives this year and well into the Beyond of all of our futures for we are One with Each other along with our Earth Mother.   

May 2017 Bring you your Dreams, Your Desires, and as you take each step 

If we are Facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking” ~Buddha~

Love and Blessings for a wonderful New Year 

~Sue~

 

 

 

 

Sources:

https://buddhists.org/buddhist-symbols/the-meaning-of-the-lotus-flower-in-buddhism/

http://www.kew.org/data/grassbase/news.htm

 

My Christmas Message..

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Christmas .. Message

 

Here I sit on Christmas-Eve night,

I’ve just logged on and what a sight!

To find my messages full of Love,

Just like our Savior who gave from above-

His only Son so that we could share,

The joy of his birth, and here I stare-

At Angels and Christmas Carolers sing

Oh what Joy to my heart you all  do bring.

 

For my Christmas Day to end this way

Has made it perfect to hear you all say

Merry Christmas Greetings are returned to you

How could I ever again feel ‘blue’?

Your love and thoughtfulness is so kind

As I let you into what’s on my mind.

 

For if we all could spread our Light

The World could Love and be so bright.

I think maybe we have made a start.

For all of us are making our ‘mark’!

All be in a pebble in a small pond

We each of us have forged a bond.

 

So let us all in thought unite

And help the world out in her plight.

There IS more Light than Dark out there

Let’s show the world that we do care.

Just follow your hearts and you’ll never go wrong,

Our Motto is Love let this be our Song.
© Sue Dreamwalker
Thank you to ALL of you who have Contributed here throughout this year and  to All who have Raised ME Up with your beautiful Comments, Likes and Energy.. I so thank you for Walking with me here in
Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary. 
Many I know Have had a difficult Year themselves.. But through our WordPress Community
We Never Walk Alone..
Happy Christmas to you All..
Thank you
Love and Blessings 
~Sue~

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Now is the Time to Heal and Mend.

This was not going to be my intended post for this weekend.. But seeing the various posts and the media attentions to the results of the USA’s Election results I thought to repost this poem I had posted earlier this year.  Sending you all Love and Peace..

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My heart is sick of this sickness right now

Never to Fear will I bend or bow

How do we conquer the illness of the world?

That now infects us in each tragedy that unfurls

~~

I hold no weapon of hate in my aim

No longer do I point to hold blame

Yes, there is much wrong to put right

But judging and anger will not stop this fight

~~

I look to myself, as I question Mankind

As inward I travel exploring my mind

This circular journey we perpetuate

I need to find Balance and contemplate

~~

For it’s Our thoughts which create this reality

Are we Blind we cannot yet see?

WE, yes we, are the ones creating this future

Wake Up to your Power, let go of dementia

~~

Remember each film, each screen filled with rage

We condone such violence in subliminal haze

Change Channels, ‘Tune’ into your Hearts

Unify in love- Create Peace- Let’s Start

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Look at ourselves-Our Prejudices and Hate

Stop Condemning- Lets Communicate

Open up your Hearts, send Love via your thought

Your Light will extinguish the darkest of the dark

~~

Now is the time to heal and to mend

So hold out your hand to your neighbour and friends

The tears of our sorrow, let’s use them to cleanse

Build Bridges- Not Barriers- We can do this my friends

~~

Spread Love and Kindness, let go of Greed

Feed your soul the ‘Frequency’ it needs to succeed

Find Peace within, and the goal is begun

Unify through LOVE- come together as ONE

~~

Detach from Fear, replace it with PEACE

Only through LOVE will the Darkness decrease.

This post is in response to Brads #PeaceChallenge.  at Writing for Freedom And his post What the World Needs Now is Peace.

If you wish to add to this Collective and add your energy to creating more Peace in our world then please go to Brads post above and add your contribution to his #PeaceChallenge.

Love and Blessings and enjoy your week my friends..

~Sue~

The Isle of Mull~Enjoy

After our 45-minute crossing from Oban we re-boarded our bus which came over on the Ferry with us to make our way across the Island. Our driver set the ambiance by playing The Mull Of Kintyre made famous by Paul  McCartney .

Please click onto the gallery pictures this will take you to the enlarged versions with narrative below

We set off to cross the Isle of Mull for we had a date with another ferry to take us to the Isle of Iona.

We set off to cross the Isle of Mull for we had a date with another ferry to take us to the Isle of Iona.

The countryside so unspoiled dotted around with a few sheep and cattle here and there

The countryside so unspoiled dotted around with a few sheep and cattle here and there

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It was on the waters edge where we saw a sea otter swimming before I could focus my camera it had dived.

It was on the waters edge where we saw a sea otter swimming before I could focus my camera it had dived.

Although the island coastline covers some 300 miles there are less than 3,000 people living on Mull, with the island’s capital town of Tobermory accounting for nearly 1,000 of those.

The capital is Tobermory, unfortunately our trip did not include this picturesque colourful place which is featured on the Children’s BBC.. in the fictitious Preschool TV programme of Balamory  A link of Tobermory can be found here with its colourful cottages in another short video.

This was Bunessan Primary School. Here they take pupils from Nursery School to the age of Eleven years old.

This was Bunessan Primary School. Here they take pupils from Nursery School to the age of Eleven years old.

We were curious about the schooling on the Isle of Mull. Our Driver guide told us that the Children go to school on the Island until they are 11 yrs old.. After that they have to travel to the mainland on Scotland. He said it is nothing for a child to be travelling 2 hours before starting school and 2 hours back.  Which made my own 5 mile journey from our small village when I was small seem nothing at all.

A small community on the edge of the shore line .

A small community on the edge of the shore line  which we approached via a small bridge. 

This was the local Bus which traveled from the ferry port throughout the island and back. We were on our own bus following it for a short while until it took a different route

This was the local Bus which traveled from the ferry port throughout the island and back. We were on our own bus following it for a short while until it took a different route

Inlets merging with the coastline. This stream ran under the bridge we just went over.

Inlets merging with the coastline. This stream ran under the bridge we just went over.

Travelling along the coastal road on the Island. It was along such a shallow place among the sea weed we saw our first Otter who was swimming along and they he dived from view.

Travelling along the coastal road on the Island. It was along such a shallow place among the sea weed we saw our first Otter who was swimming along and he dived from view.

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The star attractions with many who visit are the with Golden and White Tailed Eagles, dolphins and basking sharks, deer, otters and puffins among other bird wild life. We were hoping perhaps of a sighting of a Dolphin on our crossing, (I think they had all swam out to Ireland!) Big smiles Bela.   But we did spot a sea otter swimming close to the shore line among the sea weed before it dived out of view. Too quick for me and my camera. But it was a joy none the less.

These views just kept getting better and better as we travelled the length of Mull

These views just kept getting better and better as we travelled the length of Mull

This spectacular cliff overlooked the other side of the bay from where we were travelling on the Isle of Mull . No wonder this is whole area is a sanctuary to wild life.

This spectacular cliff overlooked the other side of the bay from where we were travelling on the Isle of Mull . No wonder this is whole area is a sanctuary to wild life. And why those eco tourists keep on coming. 

You can see a small community her on the Isle of Mull in the distance. Small cottages were scattered here and there along the coastal road we were following.

You can see a small community here on the Isle of Mull in the distance. Small cottages were scattered here and there along the coastal road we were following. Many stood isolated miles from others. I wish I had had more time to explore the Isle of Mull, but its memory will remain embedded deep within my heart 

 I hope you enjoyed the Isle of Mull as much as  I did.  

Enjoy your Weekend

~Sue~

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Connecting back with Nature

Travelling through the Trossachs in Scotland

Travelling through the Trossachs in Scotland

 How quickly a week has flown, and yet so much got packed into one week I am still only just coming down to earth after our much needed break away in Scotland.

This visit we chose to visit the Isles so we travelled out to explore the Isle’s of Mull, Iona and Bute.  Each Isle had its own special surprises and I hope to share a little in the next few posts about each one of them. Lots more photo’s will be posted soon.. 

In the mean time I will leave you with a video I found today, and it explains better than I why all of us should spend more time out in Nature.. Absorbing her beauty and respecting her.. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and enjoy the words of Gary Turk. 

Love and Blessings

Sue 

Unite in LOVE

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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 have created…

Over the years this date of 9-11 has become significant to many as a point in History to be marked as a black day… And for many years I have honoured this day as you can read here in its remembrance as I do for November the 11th Remembrance Day Here ..In fact all those who suffer through the cruelties of war should be remembered.

But today I want not to dwell upon what has been, but what CAN Be, for we each can help shape our future if we get the Balance right. We first need to start with ourselves and find within our own peaceful solutions as we do battle within our own trauma’s as we get embroiled with our opinions as we send our via our minds our thoughts into the worlds Vibration.

So.. What do YOU want the world to become in the future?

Ask yourself what sort of a world we want for our Grandchildren to experience and then look to see how we can change within our own box of thought.

For with every thought we are creating our Reality!

Maybe we just don’t do enough Thinking at all as we let others think for us as we follow blindly their lead, like sheep we bleat to the flavour of the month as we don’t want to stand out like the Black Sheep and cause waves!..

What are the mundane thoughts that swirl around your mind like? Are we in judgement? Do we criticize? I know I do.. I catch myself often and then ask myself on what do I base my opinion?

Do I really know the TRUTH,

or do I just think! I know the truth?

And for a long time I thought I did, until I started to Dig deeper and then I was shocked to discover this world was not at all what I had perceived it to be… We all perceive with the knowledge we are given.. and as we grow with awareness that Truth then alters,.. I once wrote a poem entitledDo You See the Truth and another post Unite For Peace in which I added my poems last verse of Unite For Peace is …

…It only needs a spark of faith to kindle and to brighten,

Those embittered souls who deal in death, their reason to enlighten.

Healing Hands of friendship held out for our tomorrow

Show them that the Power of Love can wipe away our sorrow.

So leaders of the World, Lets stop all this oppression

Only Peace and Love will guide us through to Man’s Progression!

~Sue~

 The Above post I created in 2013, I thought I would reshare it today.

Sending all Love and Blessings

Have a Wonderful Week.

Patience And Gratitude

Many thanks to all who follow Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

Many thanks to all who follow Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary

Yesterday this wonderful little sign popped up in my notifications .. It appears there are now One Thousand other WP users who are following Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary.. How amazing is that. I have to thank all of you who regularly comment here and those who press like often..

I appreciate all of you immensely .

And lets not forget the other 79 of you who follow by email subscription also. 

MANY THANKS TO ALL~ YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!

We, in the Dreamwalker household are  busy gathering in the seeds of our harvest. 

I am a great advocate of Time Management, but it appears to slip ever faster through my fingers, so I ask again for Patience  as I try my best to catch up with those of you whom have left comments here I am I assure you working my way down the list.

I am also itching to get some artwork done, yet as yet other commitments have left me little time to paint.

I want to leave you with this wonderful artist and if you have not already been introduced to this wonderfully gifted woman who started painting miraculous paintings as a child I will leave you with this link  of Akiane in 9 minutes so you can see for yourself the Gift she has had since a young child.

I hope go and go view her art and listen to her words..

May you all Plant Seeds of LOVE as you have Patience to watch them grow within the World.

 Blessings And have a Wonderful Weekend.

~Sue~

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