Sunday Serenity: The Warmer Our Hearts

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It’s been a year since we became frozen in this other-worldy time, each of us facing our own unique set of challenges within a void of uncertainty. Nevertheless hope, if we keep our hearts open, is always on the horizon and it’s the Sun, that constant life-giving source, that lifts me into that feeling of hope each and every day.

Wherever you are, and whatever your experience through this time, I wish you a heart filled with hope and serenity. I firmly believe that the more at peace we can be with ourselves the greater peace we can bring to the world. It’s not always easy, but it’s certainly worth the effort.

The warmer our hearts, the quicker the thaw.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: Dormancy

Sunday serenity. Boy, do I need it.

We all need it.

We all need to be able to compartmentalize our lives enough that we can find some respite from these unusually challenging times.

So much change. So much uncertainty. So much potential. So much promise.

Yet, every birthing of the new requires the passing of the old. We cannot suffer and thrive at the same time. We must make a choice. What do we give up? What do we keep? What do we embrace so we can create the life we want?

This old apple tree, which has been battered by ice storms and had pieces of it grafted back together more than once, is dormant for the winter, but a few weeks from now it will begin its next great awakening. It will blossom full of promise for the new growing season.

That’s what I wish for myself, and for you. These unusual times have forced many of us into dormancy, but like the apple tree that sleeps and renews itself for the coming season we too have the potential to step into a revitalized and fruitful way of being.

And so, wherever you are, and whatever your struggles right now, I wish you strength, I wish you joy, and I wish you resilience. This too shall pass.

Oh yes, and I wish you some Sunday serenity.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: Bear

Today I honour the memory of my beautiful horse, Bear, who succumbed to torsion colic November 21, 2017. He was 16 years old.

Bear changed my life in many profound ways and was the perfect mirror to my heart. We shared almost 12 years of growth and adventure, so his sudden departure was a life quake that altered my emotional landscape.

I celebrate his influence on my life by doing my best to live the lessons he taught ~ to be in the moment; to let go and let be, and that candy canes at Christmas are a good thing.

And so, I am reminded that in the day-to-day commotion of life it is important to live, to love, to learn and to laugh with those nearest and dearest to us. Life is too short for anything else.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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