We Are Eternally Free

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We are in the flowers and in the trees, in the birds and in the breeze.  

WE ARE LIFE.  WE ARE NATURE.  WE ARE DIVINE.  WE ARE ETERNITY – in every moment.

LIFE and LOVE are inextricably intertwined.

The only Ultimate Reality is LOVE.

Love is the only thing that cannot be created.  But it can be re-born within us.  

It is our very essence, our true nature.  

WE ARE LIFE AND LOVE

AND WE ARE ETERNALLY FREE!!

Earth Pilgrims and Kindred Spirits

 

IMG_4877It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many kindred spirits here on WordPress and within the social networking hub; numerous gifted individuals sharing their beautiful art forms, or their uplifting words or inspirational experiences.  Such beauty cannot fail to uplift our world.

I’m not a brilliant writer, neither am I a professional photographer, but when I woke in the early hours of yesterday morning, a quote came into my head:

“Use what talent you possess.

The woods would be very quiet

if no birds sang except those that sang best.”

 Henry Van Dyke

And so, from now on, my work will be my Legacy of Beauty, Peace, Hope and Love for our world.  It is an unconditional gift from my heart, copyright free, and you may freely share it if you wish.

I truly believe that what we focus on grows.  With more and more of us focusing on beauty, peace, hope and love – what a difference this is making to humankind, even if we cant yet see the visible evidence.

We are earth pilgrims, travelling the road of life, shining our Light to illuminate the dark spaces.  And we SHALL overcome, for Light always overcomes darkness.

Thank you all for sharing your passions and creativity.  You are an inspiration for me. Have the most wonderful SUN-DAY.

Be Still Little Heart

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“Be still, little heart.  Behold thy Maker.”

Image: Sunset at Black Rock Beach, N W Wales 15th August 2016

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♥ ♥ ♥  My work is my Legacy of Beauty, Peace, Hope and Love for our world.  It is an unconditional gift from my heart, copyright free, and you may freely share it if you wish. ♥ ♥ ♥

Heavens Embroidered Cloths

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Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths

En-wrought with golden and silver light

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light

I would spread the cloths under your feet

 

But I, being poor, have only my dreams

I have spread my dreams under your feet

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

I had an amazing experience paddling in the sea, on an almost deserted beach, with the sun setting over the Lleyn Peninsula. As it set, the almost-full moon rose behind me. I could have stayed there all night. Such awe-inspiring beauty stirring my heart.

Images: Sunset at Black Rock Beach, N W Wales  15th August, 2016

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♥ ♥ ♥  My work is my Legacy of Beauty, Peace, Hope and Love for our world.  It is an unconditional gift from my heart, copyright free, and you may freely share it if you wish. ♥ ♥ ♥

 

Harlech Castle, North Wales

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Harlech Castle is located at Harlech, in Gwynedd, North Wales.  The mediaeval fortress was constructed by King Edward I towards the end of the thirteenth century, as part of his ‘Iron Ring’ of castles, built around North Wales to subdue and conquer the Welsh.

The castle was built on the top of a cliff, close to the Irish sea, and was virtually impregnable.  The sea originally came much closer to Harlech than in modern times, and a water-gate and a long flight of steps leads down from the castle to the former shore, which allowed the castle to be resupplied by sea during sieges. 

The castle ruins are now managed by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, as a tourist attraction.

Along with Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle and Beaumaris Castle, this monument has been part of the Castles and Town Walls of Edward 1 World Heritage Site since 1986.

“Men of Harlech”, the nation’s unofficial anthem, loved by rugby fans and regimental bands alike, is said to describe the siege which took place here during the War of the Roses, wherein a handful of men held out against a besieging army of thousands. [The Wars of the Roses were a series of wars for control of the throne of England. They were fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet, those of Lancaster and York. The name Wars of the Roses refers to the heraldic badges associated with the two royal houses, the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster. Wikipedia]

Bay of Tranquillity

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Tranquil body.  Tranquil mind.  Tranquil heart.

One of my all-time favourite places in North Wales, and I’m going back tomorrow!!

Photo: The harbour at Borth Y Gest, N W Wales.

A Pilgrimage to St Winefride’s Holy Well [Part 1]

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St Winefride’s Holy Well, with St James Church rising up behind.

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The spring itself is housed in a Well Chamber that forms the basement to St Winefride’s Chapel.

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THE STAR-SHAPED HOLY WELL IN THE WELL CHAMBER

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THE INTERIOR OF ST WINEFRIDE’S SACRED WELL

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A spring wells up in the sacred well pool in the Well Chamber below the Chapel of St Winefride’s

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THE MEDIAEVAL VAULTED CEILING ABOVE THE WELL

The waters flow from the Well Chamber to an outdoor bathing pool.

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THE OUTDOOR BATHING POOL WITH THE MUSEUM IN THE BACKGROUND

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ST WINEFRIDE AND ST BEUNO – PRAY FOR US

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THE SHRINE IN THE SMALL CHAPEL

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LIGHTING CANDLES IN THE CHAPEL

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STATUE OF ST WINEFRIDE

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The healing waters have been said to cause miraculous cures. The legend of St Winefride tells how, in AD 660, Caradoc, the son of a local prince, severed the head of the young Winefride after she spurned his advances. A spring rose from the ground at the spot where her head fell and she was later restored to life by her uncle, Saint Beuno.

The well is known as “the Lourdes of Wales” and is mentioned in an old rhyme as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. It has been a pilgrimage site since the 7th century. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Winefride%27s_Well]

 

St Winefride’s Well, 

Holywell, Flintshire CH8 7PN, North Wales

http://www.saintwinefrideswell.com/

To follow:

Part 2: St Winefride’s Well Chapel

Part 3: St James Church