Soulful Sunday

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This week Soulful Sunday brings you blissful reminders from Joseph Campbell and Plato. We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive. What we’re seeking is an experience of being alive…  ~ Joseph Campbell Many mystics have described the rapture of…

puffy clouds, blog stats

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This week Awesome Stories celebrates 4000 subscribers to my blog. Hurray for 4016 subscribers! Truthfully, I don’t spend much time or energy worrying about my blog stats. I do want to take this opportunity to mention how grateful I am that my blog continues to grow and reach more people. Ever since starting the blog,…

storms, poetry, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you possibilities, connections with nature, spiritual evolution. Anything is Possible Jen Bricker is an amazing young woman. She was born without legs and given up for adoption. Her adoptive family gave her endless love and support to do anything she wanted. Jen was fascinated by Dominique Moceanu and gymnastics so she…

divine mystery, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you true grit, young leaders, and the divine dance. True Grit Tatyana McFadden‘s life reflects an amazing determination or what used to be called grit. Tatyana was born with spina bifida, paralyzed below the waist, and given up by her birth mother who couldn’t support her. While living in an orphanage in…

summer, love, poetry

Summer Love

Summer Love ~ With summer winding down and the diminishing flowers around town, I’m feeling a sadness. Yes, I love autumn, but the explosion of flowers in spring and summer makes my heart sing. As a photographer and writer who relies on nature and flowers for much of my inspiration, I’ll have to dig deeper…

natal care, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you peaceful communication, compassionate nursing, feasting on flowers, and happiness. Feasting on Flowers I love this idea of feasting on flowers. Lucia Ferrara Bettler talks about feasting on flowers with our senses to absorb their beauty on a deep level. This feasting can nourish our mind, body, and spirit. I know that flowers feed…

overcoming, poetry

Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine ~ after the long dark winter it’s time to embrace the light no more hiding in shadows no more hesitating in doubt the quiet time has served your gifts are calling and the world is ready let go of your fears turn toward the light let’s rise and shine ~ P.S. I…

beauty, awe, poetry, haiku

Majestic Views

Majestic Views   majestic views stir my soul regal canyons carved over time rivers below patiently flowing colorful clouds floating free all leaving beautiful trails in my soul awe whispers in my heart reclaim your majesty ~ This is another awe-inspiring photo from Mike Oblinski, photographer and storm chaser. May we look for beauty and listen…

desert, poem

Desert Delights

Desert Delights   sunlight seeping over the mountains painting the sky in pink swirls a heart dripping with awe fills my mind with gratitude for the beauty of desert delights ~ This is a beautiful photo and morning prayer by Kirt Tisdale called “Sunrise.” Kirt also has some very creative prints and photo manipulations in…

Gratitude, living fully

Harvesting Gratitude

What are you harvesting this season? My harvest has been a little sparse lately, so I’m choosing to plant more seeds of gratitude for Thanksgiving. In past years, I’ve participated in various gratitude challenges and processes during the fall season. How about you? Will you join me in growing more gratitude to open your heart? Thanksgiving has always been…