A Higher Force to Guide Us

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No need to plan ahead.  Respond to life as it happens.

When we’re in the Flow of Life, we are naturally trusting in a Higher Force to guide us.

We let go of trying to control everything ourselves.

Get back in the Flow of Life where everything happens naturally at the right time.

Photos: Llyn Celyn, North Wales  October 2016

Across the Threshold to 2017

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The sun has risen on the first day of the first month of a new year.  A new day has dawned, heralding new beginnings, a fresh start, a clean slate, and no regrets.

Life is what we make it.  We are the architect of our own destiny, the captain of our own ship.  We create our own future.  So let’s make it an amazing one.

Miracles and magical experiences await us on the horizon.  We may not see them yet, but they’re there.  Just BELIEVE!!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!

Simply BE

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“We are human beings not human doings –

so let’s start acting like it by taking the time simply to BE

and appreciate the beauty of the world.”

Richard Branson

Images: Autumn at Llyn Mair, North Wales  October 2016

The Divine Quest

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“A lake is a landscape’s most expressive feature.

It is Earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder

measures the depth of his own nature.”

Henry David Thoreau

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When I visited the lake at the end of October, the peace and tranquility were palpable.  I have come to love this solitude and silent communion with nature. My heart sings and my spirit dances with delight. I am a child again.

As I sat, entranced, I was reminded of the words of the Indian guru, Paramahansa Yogananda:

“Each minute of life should be a divine quest.”

This was one of those precious moments, an eternal moment frozen in time, as the world faded away and my heart soared.  

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Llyn Mair [Welsh for ‘Mary’s Lake’] is an artificial lake near Maentwrog in the county of Gwynedd, North Wales. It was created in 1889 by William Edward Oakley, as a 21st birthday present for his daughter Mair.  The position of the lake, bordered with ancient oak woods, and its tranquil appearance, makes this a popular picnic site for visitors, and it is also a starting point for a number of local country walks. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llyn_Mair]

Autumn Glory at Moss Valley

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“Reading about nature is fine,

but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully,

he can learn more than what is in books,

for they speak with the voice of God.”

George Washington Carver

Images: Autumn Glory at Moss Valley, North Wales

Magical Moss Valley

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“I want to be magic.

I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.

I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree.  Or under a hill.

I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing.

I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore.

I want to be magic.”

Charles de Lint

Images:  Moss Valley, Wrexham, North Wales  November 2016