“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

~ Carl Jung

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Colors of My World




Climb the mountains and get their good tidings,
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

~ John Muir





It has been a beautiful weekend in the North Georgia mountains.  















The woods are alive with the colors of spring wildflowers.  



























The bird feeders off the  deck have been busy with birds that have returned from their winter habitats










or are stopping by as they migrate North to their summer residences.

These are some of the beautiful colors of my weekend. 


Hope your world is filled with the beautiful colors of spring as well.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Whispers of Love



We are whispers of love dancing in the breeze.
We are spiritual beings on a path of loving service,
Where if we pay attention the sacred earth wisdom
Within will direct our destinies to a  place of
Peace where joy and love abound.
Embrace how beautiful you are and
Make your life a garden of grace and beauty.
We are love and love is the light 
within that guides our way.
~ Michael Teal

I found this quote recently.  The line “we are whispers of love dancing in the breeze”  has been going round and round in my mind since.  I think in part because I want to be a whisper of love and lately I haven’t really felt very successful in that regard.

As I have enjoyed this beautiful spring weekend in the mountains, I realized that I haven’t been listening to the things around me that whisper love to me.  I have been focused on the things that worry me, the stressful things in my life - the very things that drain me and rob me of love, joy and peace.  I wonder why the things that give us joy and peace and that refill the reservoir of love inside us whisper to us and the worry thoughts seem to shout. 

This weekend has reminded me to listen to the whispers.    So I thought I would share some of the things that have whispered to me.


Sunset on the water



Trillium



Forsythia

Fern Fiddleheads
What is whispering to you?