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Perspectives on Power – 77 – The power of family

For me the mere mention of family elicits strong emotions and a sense of groundedness and eternal support and love. I grew up on the family farm, surrounded by siblings and cousins and even the surrounding communities where we played cards, went to church, went to school, and got groceries from felt like an extended family.

I am home to the family farm this weekend. Back on Fairview road watching spring work her magic. Throwing a baseball with my nephew. Sharing a meal with Mom and Dad (seriously no one’s apple crisp will ever taste like my Mother’s!!) & getting ready to run a 5K race tomorrow with my niece to support the local hospital!

The power of family is incredibly fierce. Wars have been waged and great feats of human accomplishment achieved all in the name of family.

Consider connecting with your family (either a chosen tribe or the one you were born into or both!) In a powerful way today. Consider opening yourself to share and receive all the gifts that are present and honour one another for who they are as human BEings. Our very presence is such a gift to give, as is the presence of family a true gift to receive.

Blessings to you and your beloved families,
Pamela


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Perspectives on Power – 81 – The Power of Little Things

After seeing the viral video (which Thailand is getting really good at these days!) on what it means to be a Hero, and then having a day filled with everyday hero reminders myself, I am now consciously aware of how special the little things are in life.  Strung along in the memory chain of our brains, they really do add up to be the big things later on.

Little Things

I remember showering the other day and I was late for where I was supposed to be, and not really in the mood to go there anyways because I had a lot of other exciting creative projects I was in the mood to delve into, and as I was stepping out of the shower I saw my first ladybug of the season.

A huge smile erupted on my face and I had a lovely conversation with said ladybug!  I thanked her for showing me that spring is here!  I thanked her for being in my awareness on this very morning when I was obviously off track before breakfast, and now back into joyful presence thanks to her.  I cannot tell you what else happened that day, but days, maybe even a week later, I can tell you how elated I felt seeing a ladybug in my bathroom and what a special moment it was for me.  I even took a picture of her and shared it with a friend!

That is the beauty of little things.  You never know if it’s the smile you give, the nod of acknowledgement to a street person begging for money, the ride home you give someone, the words of encouragement, the coffee you buy, the charity you support, the bags you help carry, the door you hold open, the elevator door you hold for the person coming 5 seconds later, the tip you leave a waitress, the kickstarter campaign you support, and on and on and on.  We just never know how one smile can really be the ripple effect that changes a day, a week, a month, a life.

I’m declaring us all Heroes today!  We are all capable of being present, sharing our love and joy with others, and dancing to the magic of life.

There is great power in the little things.  Enjoy BEing the receiver and giver of them today and always.  If you want your gift to keep on giving, feel free to share in the comments here too.  I love hearing stories about the precious little moments that touched a person deeply.

With great love,

Pamela

Let Love Rule


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Perspectives on Power – 91 – The Power of Companionship

As I type today’s post, I have a purring snow bengal cat on my arm. His name is Zeus. He has been my baby boy for 5 years now.  My life is so much richer with him and his sister Hera sharing space with me.  There is nothing like being kneaded at 5am – on your full bladder – in winter – when you’re sleeping – and the alarm isn’t set to go off for another hour – and you realize you have an hour to cuddle!

The countless memories of laser pointers, dabird extravaganzas, catnip, rituals, naps together, movie days together, sunshine acat-paw-printnd heat adoration that Hera and I share in common…my heart warms just thinking of these memories and I know that when times like that are happening, I am in a high vibing place of presence.  Animals only seem to live in the present moment. My cats don’t have a memory of how many late nights I came home and did not pet them on my way to bed.  The next morning at 5am it’s the same ritual – a welcome to the day, let’s cuddle message of unconditional love and acceptance.  And the blessings I receive when watching them cuddle together…beyond words….

Zeus and Hera Sleeping

There is certainly great power in affection, connection, and companionship.  Be it with animals or people, test it out for yourself.  Physically connect with people and pets.  Pet, cuddle, belly scratch, or perhaps even head massage (I have this contraption for myself!) our furry friends, or furry friends of friends!  And if you are blessed to have human contact, then make a point to hug a little longer, kiss a little slower, shake hands with two hands instead of one, and see eye to eye to really connect in a sense of companionship.  Don’t shy away from the thighs touching on the morning commute in to work, or the arm brush at the crowded coffee shop.  It’s ok for us to touch and be touched by one another.

It is a special and powerful bond indeed, that of companion.

Blessings,

Pamela

 


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Acknowledge the gifts in others…

Today’s post is inspired by Jim who posts the most beautiful challenges to living a loving life on facebook – his suggestion today is:

“Good morning friends!! Today if you so choose♥ acknowledge 3 people for their gifts and what great things you see in them today. Start with today I want to acknowledge you for your ability or gift to….. Seal it with an unusually great hug that communicates I am with you and for you friend. Love you all ♥♥”

Just in case you would like to send some virtual appreciation and acknowledgement to people I created this quick little e-card for you to use, or maybe to inspire you to create your own.

Blessings of light and love to you all,

Pamela

 


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This will put you in your heart-space immediately!

This video is one of the reasons why I believe the internet is such a beautiful connector!  Imagine 20 years ago when we wouldn’t have been able to share such joys as this video.  Watch and be inspired to laugh heartily yourself and see if that smile doesn’t last all day!  🙂  Furthermore, if you find more laughs and joys to share on the internet, take the time to do so – you never know who’s day you will turn around by sharing a smile, a laugh, a kindness.  The smallest gestures to some can be life altering to others.  So take great care with your thoughts, words and deeds and share your passion and joy freely with others.


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Love is a choice

Love is a choice we make

Moment by moment

It is not something we fall into

Or fall out of

It is a decision

An intent

To claim our own power

Step into our Light

And recognize our birthright

That we are loveable

We are loved

And we are loving beings

Love is everywhere

Everything is love

Every action comes from love

No one is misbehaving

Life is all in how you perceive it

So choose love

In this moment

Connect with who you are

Who you always were

And who you always will be

People and things will come and go

Love is the only constant

Your sail in high winds

Your blanket on cold nights

Your sustenance when all hope seems gone

Choose love

Love yourself as only you can

From that abundant Source

Love others as only you can

Shine your Light of Love

See the Light of Love in others

Make that choice

Claim the power of Love now

It is there for you

Always

And so it is.

 

Light and Love,

Pamela