Start With a Foundation of Love (Part Two)
The plumbing problem
persisted……… more holes in the ceiling……………….. Hmm……………… I knew the job
had been done correctly, I had checked under the bath… there were no more
leaks, yet the problem was still unresolved. A kind neighbour "Rob" offered
to fix what we both had decided was a leak from one of the radiators in the
back bedroom. We pulled up the floor in the bedroom and following this
action the outcome was the leak was not the radiator, we were back to the
bathroom….. The leak was caused by an unseen main pipe…. A loose nut, it
took 2 quarter turns and the leak instantaneously stopped. The neighbour
refused to take payment for his kind donation of time.
I went to the
kitchen, my first reaction was wanting to sit and wallow in my own self pity
and misfortune, my brain told me to react and go into hard done by mode but
instead I laughed at the irony and before taking a glass of wine, I began to
breathe out, slowly and consciously putting into play what I
too often forgot to do! I began to become calm and I began to remember, I
remembered foundations. Conscious, sub-conscious, ego: mind, body and
spirit: bricks cement and mortar: These are all foundations. Are they not?
But my core is the perfect spirit which constantly shines when I allow it.
The movement of water
symbolizes for me, emotions! crashing waves – well they are usually anger or
frustration, ebbing waves, well they are usually contentment or expectation,
calm waves, well they are usually peace and love…I have a poster in my room
which says that "Serenity is not peace from the storm but the calm amid it".
As often as I move in my growth I still struggle with allowing and not
allowing my emotions to overwhelm me. Sometimes I allow this to happen for
days and while I pretend that everything on the outside is wonderful, all I
see is grey! (Someone told me once that "when it is hard to be happy,
pretend that you are until your brain does it automatically, these negative
reactions are learned behaviors that we can overcome.")I try and mostly
succeed in seeing wonder and awe in everything and all of these watery
problems are only representations to bring me to write this article.
are only distractions from what is truly important, they are only cosmetics.
(I could be homeless, and then what would I have to worry about. I am
blessed; we are all blessed once we know it.) The truth is that what we are
looking for is so simple, we allow it to become profound and difficult to
understand! Why was the heart so reluctant to let love flow?
My heart and soul
soar at a sunset, or at a harvest moon, it revels in peaceful situations and
soul connections, it loves all of life.
I drove to a lake
area last week, I wanted to see the sunset but I missed most of it because
the kids started just as I was about to make the journey. ( Parents know
what I mean!) Anyway, I didn’t get fed up with the fact I was late starting
off, I was glad that I compromised my time and put my children’s needs and
demands first. Instead of putting the foot to the floor which I was inclined
to do, I decided to drive at a comfortable speed and take in what scenery I
I made it to the lake
and the sun, which was already below eye level. The reflections of light
over a very calm surface, gave the lake a pretty pink glow. The sky was
clear with big bubble clouds. (You know the ones you write in). I looked
around at the majesty of it all and wished that all the world could see this
peace. I stayed for a while and collected some fox glove, I was so happy to
take in all the beauty.
Life is as life is;
you can either go with it and learn or resist and keep learning the same
thing over and over again. This will continue until you become to believe
that you are not a victim, you are a victor! You are in control of your
perceptions and emotions; even in your darkest times you can find the
answers deep within yourself. Once you discover these truths, miracles
manifest and you need no other, your happiness lies within your own being.
Your truths are shared with many; sometimes it is difficult to find a
support system because you truly have to become grounded in your own truths
before you become capable to be subjected to others! You have to trust only
one thing, yourself, your own motives, your good intentions and the
fact that your live is divinely laid out before you.
I am glad I have been
broken-hearted, hurt and lost, for you see it has all been for my divine
good. I read once, and most of you will be familiar with Donald Neale
Walsch and his books "Conversations with God", to understand these
truths, "one has to experience all that you are not, to fully
experience all That you are!".
And for most of us,
how else would we know the difference. Jesus and many like him were
enlightened and transcendent beings who understood the secrets of Life and
the universe, who remembered who they were and who came to teach that we are
all one! There is no-one without a purpose, this world would not exist if
not for you or me. There is no sheep lost, your dreams are already here and
every day is to enjoy and watch your life’s lessons and dreams unfold and
become your reality, bringing you closer to the Divine and to the Divine
spark within you. We are all made of the same stuff! Whether we like to
believe it or not.
You and I are the
creator’s of our own reality and Love is our basic instinct, wanting to feel
loved, looking for love when the true knowledge is that you and I are
already loved and are love.
Look at the
wonderment and awe around you, are you not breathing! I saw plants growing
from dirty grid drain, you know the ones and it occurred to me that even in
the darkest places the light can get in and assist growth. There just needs
to be a willingness and trust to follow the path, the inner voice, to stand
strong in your decisions even if it seems there is no light.
St. John of God’s
quoted in one of their leaflets a phrase I will never forget and that is so
true. "We are all struggling for the same goal, each one on our different
paths, which are divinely guided by God. Be confident in your trials. ALL IS
WELL. Your life is your Choice! No-one else is responsible for it. You have
been given freedom, yours is just to take control. You have a Divine purpose
and knowledge that makes you unique and that no-one else can share; it is
your wisdom, and your responsibility. Take it with pride and victory
directing all to peace and love.
That’s why we are here, it is
heaven on earth. World wake up the time is now!
I will be starting a weekly column
very soon, probably the beginning of August as soon as I am online at home.
Where does spirituality start and how does one begin to attune and maintain
The first thing is to
start feeling good in this new knowledge that you are a wonderful spiritual
being having a physical experience in a life that you have chosen, a life
that best suits you. It may be that you need to feel better about yourself
and there are many ways to achieve this depending on what is holding you
I will share some of
these things with you in my next article remembering I am only a host with
my own opinions, I have the same potential as you and some of you share the
same truths and some have been living these truths much longer than I have
understood them .
Maybe there is
something you would like me to write about or aspects you may want to know
more about, I am happy to write and share my thoughts with you in honesty
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