Book Quote: Storytellers by Nicolas Barreau from The Ingredients of Love

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“My theory is that people who write novels and tell stories to us fall into three main groups.
   The first group always write only about themselves – many of them are among the literary greats.
   The second group have an enviable talent for inventing stories. They sit in the train, look out of the window, and suddenly they have an idea.
   And then there are those who might be seen as the impressionists among writers. Their gift is finding stories.
   They travel the world open-eyed and pluck situations, moods and little scenes from the trees like cherries.
   A gesture, a smile, the way someone brushes their hair back or ties their shoelaces. Snapshots behind which stories are hiding. Stories that become pictures.”

-   The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau

Poem: Sacred Bath

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My bath is ready,
warm and bubbly.
I step into the water
feeling its loving embrace,
its natural acceptance of all
of me.

How useless is
nagging to oneself.

- Deelia ©

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Images: Keerati, winnond /freedigitalphotos.net

Poem: Angel´s Wink

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Sometimes we don´t find
what we are looking for
and intuition guides us
to another route
for something even
better to be found.

Sometimes when we
are late, there
is a blessing in disguise
and we meet someone
special on the way.

Or everything seemed to
go topsy-turvy,
and later we found out
that it was all in synch
after all.

Or did you believe,
that nothing happened
when nothing happened?
Or were your feeling grumpy
and because of that
thought you´ve lost it all?

Did you sense
your angel wink,
when you allowed the
magic and smiled
at the show:
did you believe
you could be
out of this
unconditional flow?

- Deelia ©

 

Image: suphakit73 /freedigitalphotos.net

Poem: Ceres Conjunct Saturn

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Saturn – Father Time –
is thinking about
his lessons:
By time I have
surely learned
that there is perfection
in imperfection,
learned to value myself
and others
just as we are
with no conditions.

There are no mistakes in life,
only lessons, I know.
Hmm, I  play fair,
I appreciate my
ability to commit and
my care for detail,
nowadays also giving
flexibility its space.
I appreciate my
patience of letting
things mature
from the seeds to their
full blooms,
I give space for sudden
shifts as well.
I know when I´m
being overly loyal,
and overly responsible.
And I recognize when
I´m being too
critical and hard
on myself
and on others.
I know when to let go.

Something soft is
approaching,
gently interrupting
these deep
thoughts:

– Welcome Ceres,
is your offer to rub
my shoulders
still valid,
Saturn asks.
– Sure, smiles
Ceres,
I love to
nurture you.
Would you like
some orange
juice, too?

- Deelia ©

Image: The Father Time card from the Visconti-Sforza Tarot deck /WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Dust Off Your Magic Wands

Originally posted on bloomlisa:

Sometimes it is hard to put into practice that which we know to be true.

Your mind and your perception of the world around you creates your life. Your ability to see how powerful this truth is can and will open many doors for you.

Life Coaching 101 – The Magic Wand ExerciseVisualization

When this card showed up as inspiration for my post today I was reminded of a tool I use in life coaching sessions, the magic wand exercise. It is quite important to maintain a sense of fun when making those big life decisions and this exercise stimulates imagination and creativity by breaking down your “rules” for your life. This exercise is effective, impactful and of little expense other than a tea, a pen and a notebook.

For this exercise, take a nice notebook and pen of choice and find yourself a quiet and peaceful spot to sit where you can write…

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Quote: Touching the Sky

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“Only from the heart

can you touch the sky.”

– Rumi

 

Image: M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Burali, Tiziano Capecchi, Marco Mancini (Osservatorio MTM) from Astronomy Picture of the Day.