Spring flowers, time of rebirth……

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We all want so badly to be done with Winter, but really we have had no winter like that of Winter’s past. Each year is made up of four seasons, where you have to get through one in order to get to the other. We all have our favorite season that we enjoy more than the other, but you can’t rush Mother Nature, nor can you rush the duration of each season. Very true that the Winter season breeds cabin fever, which has us getting itchy to get outside for our outside activities. You can’t rush the seasons, just like fine wine will never be sold til it is ready to be sold.

The many cycles of life include each season of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, in order to have a completed cycle you need all four seasons and without one season, now your cycle is incomplete. Now within this Society of, I want it now, or I want it my way, it can’t happen this way if you want a complete life cycle, you need to follow all the rules and in this case, you need to get through each season one by one, without skipping or abbreviating a season.

The smart way to get through each season is to, find an activity that is pertinent to that season, something that will help you escape the cabin fever and learn to accept and adapt. The cabin fever will lead to ” Depression”, which then will lead to laziness and low self esteem issues, it is when you keep moving within different activities, that you keep the cabin fever at bay and never letting it set in or control who you really are. I get that the Summer months is the favorite by far, only because of the warmer days and nights that allows you to venture outside, but there are three other seasons just as beautiful to enjoy, just learn to accept and adapt, so these seasons will be full of pleasure, with no displeasure that will annoy us.

Spring is a time for rebirth, time for all to change right before our eyes. It all starts with a Bud, then flourishes to a beautiful flower, full of life and color. With the Spring brings warmth also, just like the warmth of Jesus’s love deep within our hearts and souls, the warmth is a sign from God, that through change there is so much true beauty all around us. The warmth from the season of Spring isn’t just a sign for us to get outside away from the cabin fever, it is a sign from God showing us that, warmth is beauty just like the warmth of the feeling of love deep within us all. In Winter everything exhales and gets ready to hibernate into there cabin, while in spring everything inhales, to take in the warmth and show all the true beauty around them. With every inhale sprouts a new birth, something being reborn to show it’s true beauty to all. Even in the Winter that feeling of warmth never leaves us, just that we bury it and keep it from the cold on the outside.

The life cycle is made up of four seasons, you can’t complete any cycle with one season missing, which is why we need to learn to accept and adapt to change, so each season will come and go each year, with the same true beauty it is supposed to be. We need to truly understand the cycle of life, so we than can understand that with a complete cycle all is good, while with a incomplete cycle, now things are disrupted and we become troubled, when we are troubled, then the Society is troubled, as a Society is made up of each of us and what we bring to it, so when we bring trouble, now you have a society that is troubled and in need of a fix, to be better and stronger moving forward.

This journey through life has the one main cycle that evolves around us, then there is our own life cycle that evolves around us as we walk our paths through this journey. With each cycle we need to totally understand how they work, so we than can operate within them as healthy as we can, to understand the ups as well as the downs and even the comfortable  ruts within them, that can be just as bad as the down slides. There is more to each season that comes to us than just being cold or being warm, so let’s enjoy what is in front of us, let’s keep the warmth of Jesus’s love within our hearts always, so we then can be at peace, with much happiness always, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” There are four seasons within one year, you need to accept and adapt to get through each one better than those previous”

” Cabin fever is a feeling within us that has us feel closed in from the season of Winter, it is not an actual cabin that gets us sick with a fever”

” Spring is a time for rebirth and all to inhale the true beauty that is all around”

” The journey through life has it’s cycle for us to get around, just as we ourselves have our own cycle to get around along our path of the journey”

 

 

 

 

 

Relax… Let go… trust the flow within the journey

 

 

 

 

We within this Society get so caught up in the now, that we then forget to just simply trust our instincts, trust our guts, we get so wound up that we never actually let ourselves truly relax, as we totally need in order to be free of all unwanted stress. Just as this Kayak is flowing within the wind and the waves bumping it from side to side, The driver of this Kayak and the Kayak itself, are one in the same, totally entrusting of the wind and the waves.

Starting from way back in the beginning of Mankind, there was Adam and Eve, as they walked the land with all the fruits, they were not supposed to eat from the apple tree, but one day Eve enticed Adam and the rest is history, as the flood gates opened, that we now know as Sin. God entrusted them to not eat from the apple tree, but they could not resist and now from their actions, they have to own up and live with their actions moving forward. Just because you have made a bad choice, or maybe even a costly mistake, it is not the end of the World, God will forgive you totally for your mistakes or your sins, you simply just have to, own up, accept responsibility of your actions to move forward and not backwards.

We all throughout this journey of life have created many sins and made many mistakes, we are not perfect, but when we totally have complete faith in ourselves and in Jesus Christ, There is no sin large enough nor any mistake complicated enough, that will detour us, from walking our paths through this journey of life. This journey is only of what you make it and will be either hard or easy, the choice is yours to make, just as it is also your choice to not show remorse, for any of your mistakes or sins. This journey has many twists and turns, but in no way should you be restricted from making any choices and when the mistakes come in, don’t try to hide them, as this is how we learn and move forward, to be better and stronger throughout this journey of life.

When we truly relax and let go of all the crap that may weigh us down, we will totally find that we can totally trust in ourselves, trust in Jesus Christ, which now we to can flow, very much like the Kayak within the water. Through Prayer we have learned to trust and have faith in Jesus Christ and with this faith, it will always give us hope in all we do as well. So yes Sin and mistakes will come to us, but when we totally accept them as such, take responsibility for our actions no matter how big or small, while we keep the faith in ourselves and Jesus Christ, so we than can have the hope to move forward throughout this journey and while we, walk in true peace and happiness always.

 

” Relax, trust, let go, so you can flow as smooth as the water flows down the stream”

” Sin and mistakes are par for the course along this journey, it’s what helps us learn and move forward better and stronger”

” Jesus Christ will always forgive us us for our sins and our wrongs, but first we have to forgive ourselves to receive his blessings and forgiveness”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Road less traveled

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The road less traveled or maybe the lonely road? Either way it is a road with zero traffic and zero drama within this journey through life. The road in this picture is as rural as rural can get, where the biggest thing to worry about is, watching out for the wild life, that may come to the road to cross to the other side. Where as all the roads in the cities you have to worry more on, watching the other driver, to not slam into you. Driving these lonely roads will have you truly see the true beauty around you, look deeply into what you see, as what you will see, just may be very different from what you are used to seeing.

The one thing we have gotten away from in this Society is, to truly go out and explore what is around you, go out and travel these lonely roads, see everything that is around you and not just, what is on our usual route or path. Okay true these roads do get driven on from time to time, but with all the busy lifestyles and some who may be afraid, to venture away from their comfort zones, these roads become so lonely that the wildlife will walk them, with no fear of being hit very often.

Just like these lonely roads, we to can become lonely or isolated for many reasons throughout our journey, the difference between the roads and us is, we are a living breathing thing the road is not. We have feelings deep within us, the road just lies there waiting for its next traveler. When our feelings get hurt, we hurt real pain, which then has us hiding within ourselves and isolating ourselves from all that is around us. Even as the road gets driven on, with no feelings the road still lays there as if nothing is there. The road less traveled is not really a lonely road, where when we are lonely or isolated with no one or thing around, now we can hurt real pain from our feelings, but when we get hurt more than we like, now we have to worry about something totally different and that is, numbing our feelings deep within us, where now we can become like the road and feel nothing with no pain.

Being lonely and isolated for us, is totally different than that of the road. Way too often we get lost within the loneliness and lose our way, we bury our true feelings deep within, as to not become hurt with real pain, when we do this we then, become someone for who we truly are not, so we can try to look as normal as normal can be. Being lonely and isolated will come with a price, but driving on the road less traveled and exploring, or truly seeing the beauty all around you is priceless, there is a huge difference between the two, which you will never see, unless you look deeply into what you see. We all will think we feel lonely and isolated, but we will never feel anything as our true feelings have been buried so deep that, we have numbed ourselves to all that is around us, which now has us just wandering , instead of walking our paths through this journey of life, to be better and stronger.

 

” Is the road really lonely or is it just lieing there as still as still can be”

” To go out and explore means to truly get out of your comfort zone and see new things”

” Feelings are deep within us all, even at the times when we numb ourselves from these feelings to escape the pain and hurt.

 

 

Holy art though…… on this Blessed Holy week

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While the forty day journey comes to a close and Jesus gets betrayed by one of his Disciples, Let us all remember the sacrifice he made for each of us, so we than can be free from all harm, the sacrifice of himself, as he is nailed to the cross. Then on Good Friday he then rises from the tomb of the dead, to truly show of just how much he loved us all. With this Holy week, let each of us sacrifice away all this ugliness around us, so we then can dig down deep within our souls, pull out the love within us and share this love with each other, not the superficial love, but the true love of Jesus Christ that is within all our hearts and souls.

Jesus set a great example for us all to follow, but we the people not only have lost the faith in him, but we also have developed a mind set that, our way is the super highway and the only way, now look where that has taken us, with all the ugliness and hate that surrounds us today. This ugliness and hate is we the people giving into Temptation, the same Temptation for which Satan had tried to temp Jesus into giving into and joining him with his ugliness. Jesus stayed true to who he is, believed totally in his Father, the lord God, the creator of all Mankind, so he could prove to us along his journey here with us, that there is so much more to the journey, when we to stay true to ourselves, stay true to the love within our hearts and souls, have complete Faith in ourselves as well as with He………Jesus Christ.

This and all Easter seasons isn’t just a time for candy and a Easter Bunny. It all starts with the Lenten journey, or the forty day journey, the very same journey Jesus walked here with us, as this journey then takes us into the Holy week, with betrayals, pain and hurt, while it ends with a resurrection from the dead, showing the true power of love. During the Lenten journey Jesus showed us that, when we stay true to who we are, with great faith in ourselves and he as well, there is no temptation strong enough that will over power and control us, as we to walk a path through this journey of life, which then will give us great hope moving forward always.

The sacrifice, the love, the temptations, the faith or the hope, are not just key components of the Lenten forty day journey, these are key components for us all as we walk our paths, through this journey of life. These components are what makes us who we truly are, so we than can share our compassion and empathy with each other and when we share this compassion and empathy, then the ugliness and hate will disappear from our lives, so we than can be within the peace and happiness, that Jesus brought us to, as we came to the true path of righteousness. Within the path of righteousness, there is no room for any hate or ugliness, which then surrounds us with all good, with the evil staying put, where ever  it goes, when it is not wanted by anyone. May we all find that true peace within this Holy week, so we than can keep this peace going throughout the year and throughout all our paths, of this journey through life.

 

” The forty day journey of Lent is a journey that free’s us from the ugliness and hatred, through sacrifice and truly feeling the warmth of God’s love within us”

” The true love of Jesus within us is more powerful than anything that we may encounter along our paths of this journey”

” Good Friday to Easter, is the resurrection of Jesus Christ, so he could show just how deeply he loves each of us”

” Through all the ugliness and hatred around us, the true love of Jesus Christ is always within our hearts and souls”

 

 

 

 

 

May the Sun never set on learning true History………….

 

With all the chatter lately on all the children and their March to Washington DC, how quickly have we forgot that they missed school and a real opportunity, to be taught some good and real info on the History of this great nation. Why have the Teachers praised these children so much, instead of passing out detentions for missing their classes? The news media have praised these children and the ones who actually gave a speech to the masses, yes I get that it is a good thing for the children, to be active in standing up for their beliefs, but when their beliefs are driven by those on the left and are being used by those on the left, the only thing i see, is the fact that the real losers in this game are the children, because they missed a day of school for an agenda, instead of attending classes and truly learning their subjects, especially the class of History, where they can actually learn helpful information, that will truly make them better and stronger moving forward.

Where are the Parents in all this, did they actually okay all this, or were they to swayed by the agenda of the left? Yes I believe in the first Amendment and I am exercising mine as I write to you here, but to form a march and have the media cram their rights down the throats of the rest of us, this is not on how the actual first amendment was created for us. We all have the right to these Amendments, just like we all have our opinions of them, this is one of the parts that makes us unique to each other. When we take these Amendments and personalize them as our own, now it is a whole Society that suffers the ramifications of all our actions. The news media whether fake or real exercise their first Amendment rights everyday and usually we the people have to suffer through it, they interview certain people and a lot of times these people are hand picked, to further their agendas, the other times they interview a person, then they twist around their words, so it then fits into their agenda. There are some out there that actually buy into what the media is selling, but the silent majority out there just tune them out and you never hear from them, because the media will never interview them, so they won’t become exposed with their drama full agendas.

Just as this picture says of Rockwood, Maine, there is plenty of History all around us and when we actually look deeply into what we see, go to school and actually learn a subject, without getting fed topics that are nothing but drama, or when we actually let ourselves learn the truth, without getting caught up in all the agendas being fed to us, we than can truly see that there is plenty of good all around us and the World really hasn’t gone to the ” Birds”, We the people are whats wrong with this World and we the people can fix all the wrongs, so we can get back to the rights, as we all walk forward along our paths, through this journey of life.

History does repeat itself, but until we all simply get over ourselves, actually truly learn of all the true History of everything around us, then we will never see the true reality that is right in front of us. These Amendments were written for all of us in this country and until some stop trying to put words within these Amendments that were never there, or try to shove what they think of as, ” their rights”, in our faces, then these Amendment rights will always be distorted for personal gain.

I do believe in the two party system we have in place with the Democrats and the Republicans, plus let’s not forget the unenrolled or the independents, these are the ones that keep the two parties honest, or as close as they can be? When the two party system works as it was designed to, it keeps us all honest and trusting of each other, but when the two parties become exploited for personal gain, or exploited for one party to rule over the other, now you have nothing but hate that comes to each of us. It forces all of us to turn on one another. When one party distorts these Amendments as their own and totally disrespects the fact that we all have a right to the same Amendments, now you have a Society becoming broken, with no way of trying to fix what is broken, everybody butting heads without actually using the brains within their heads, is no way to fix anything, so we all can move forward along our paths of this journey, within the peace and happiness, that these Amendments were created to do for us all.

 

” The Amendments were created for all within this great country, not so some can distort and shove in our faces”

” There is History everywhere around us, we just have to truly learn and not distort for personal gain”

” The two party system works when we don’t butt heads and actually use our brains within our heads”

” We the people are whats wrong within this Society, we the people can also fix the wrongs, to be better moving forward”

 

 

 

The Journey within the Journey

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There are many journies within this journey through life, the problem within this society of today is, we let all the ugliness consume us so much that, we really never get a chance to truly explore all the journey’s, which then keeps us locked within our own little worlds, as we think this will keep us safe from all the pain and hurt? True it may keep us some what safe, but not from all, this will only make us more isolated and not able to properly interact with each other. You can clearly see by all the shootings and bombings out there, that there are some who clearly can’t see through the clouds of their judgments, because they have become so isolated within themselves, that they have lost their ability to love and show empathy, for anything/anybody around them.

The latest of this guy putting bombs in packages and the fact through an ongoing investigation, is that he was frustrated with his life? Really!!! And nobody around him saw the red flags popping up? There are always red flags for any kind of behavior we may or may not make, just that we choose to ignore these flags, as we think it will keep us safer? The only way we can be truly safe is, acknowledge the red flags, get the proper help for ourselves or whom ever shows the flags, then we can properly fix what we need to fix, as we than can move forward, throughout any journey within this journey of life.

There are many journey’s within our journey of life, we have the journey throughout our chosen careers, then the journey of where we vacation, the simple daily journey we take to and from our careers etc……. through these many journey’s there is a lot of ugliness that may cross our paths, it then becomes about how we deal with the ugliness, that then has us truly being of who we are, or becoming someone for who we are not? It is really not of how we avoid the ugliness, but how we fix the ugliness, to minimize it’s effects for the now and the later, so we all can enjoy these many journey’s within this journey of life.

We all have our places we go to re-energize, clear our minds, to totally relax our minds, body and souls. For me it is the time I spend within nature, whether canoeing like in this picture, hiking a mountain to reach the summit, camping within the wilderness away from the daily grind, or maybe just a simple nature walk? This is how I find true peace and escape from the ugliness that consumes us in our daily grind. The time we do spend in the daily grind and to not let it consume us so, maybe take up a kind of activity, like maybe bowling in a league? This gives you the sense of competition, while it keeps you focused enough to make good shots and beat who you are competing against. There are many ways to escape the ugliness around you, instead of letting it consume you and turn you into someone you truly are not.

When we walk our paths through this journey and we let any kind of ugliness consume us, this is a huge red flag that needs to be addressed. There is nothing that is worth we ourselves, losing a big part of who we are. When we take any action at all along our paths, we first should think through that action and if it involves bringing harm to anybody around us, this is another red flag that needs to be addressed. We all have had some red flags in our lives, the problem then lies with the way we address the flags, fix what we need to fix, so we can move forward better and stronger, within peace and happiness, through whatever path we choose, along this journey through life.

 

” The journey within the journey is a way for us to unwind, re-energize, clear our minds, to walk in peace and happiness always”

” Red flags are the signs sent from Jesus for us to fix what we need to fix, as we move forward in peace and happiness”

” Never let any ugliness consume you, as it will only destroy you from the inside out”

” When there is a red flag then throw in a white flag, to surrender and fix what you need to fix”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace for the World…….Peace within the World

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With another Lenten journey upon us, time for my little friend……… Martin Richards, to once again make an appearance. ” No more hurting people………Peace”, this is a great quote by an eight year old boy, that was taken from our Society way too soon and in a way at the Boston Marathon bombing, that was totally an act of two Sick Demented Cowards.

Really!!! Do we need this amount of hatred that is around us today? We all tend to forget that, hatred is learned and takes great amounts of work to keep it going, while Love is deep within the hearts and souls of us all and really needs no work at all to spread among us all. School shootings, ISIS, the fact that we are way too negative of each other and now more recently, placing bombs in packages, like what is happening in Texas right now. COME ON PEOPLE!!! TIME TO WAKE UP!!! Before we ourselves destroy each other and this planet Earth, becomes nothing but desert land with nothing around.

We all hurt real pain in many ways and at different times within our lives, as we walk our paths through this journey of life. Sometimes the hurt is brought on by we ourselves and sometimes by others, who bring us this pain, just to hide deeply their pain and hurt. The only way to truly fix ourselves of our pain and hurt is to, address it, keep asking ourselves why over and over, til we actually get a truthful answer, but even more so, we totally need to simply accept our faults, accept responsibility for our actions and truly, accept of who we are, so we than can get back in touch with our true inner feelings of, Empathy and Love.

Empathy and Love are within the hearts and souls of us all, with the pain and hurt that comes to us, we then have the tendency to bury very deeply these two feelings, like they are not even there? Then as we do this, we learn from others around us, of how to hate and be very negative of each other, We are so afraid of what others will think of us, that we then become someone for who we truly are not. God did not creates us to be hateful or attack one another, this is on each of us as people, who walk a path through this journey of life. Responsibility of our actions goes a long way as we walk our paths and when we are responsible, we than can earn each others respect, which will further us in, walking this journey in the peace and happiness, that God envisioned, when he created us all.

It is totally okay for us to cry when we hurt with real pain, just as it is totally okay for us to, reach out when we need a helping hand, this is what helps us fix what we need to fix, so we can move forward and not backwards throughout this journey.  There is a great quote from the movie Forest Gump, ” Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know of what you’ll get”, So is this journey through life like the box of chocolates, as there are many paths to travel through the journey, you never know of what is waiting around each corner, we just have to stay true to ourselves, truly feel the love and empathy within our hearts and souls, so we than can move forward better and stronger, as the peace and happiness surrounds us, with no sign of any hatred. Then we can be in true peace, as God envisioned and Jesus taught us, when he came to us and walked his path with us, though this journey of life.

 

” Peace on Earth will eliminate and unlearn all the hate we have learned”

” The love along this Lenten journey, is our true love deep within our hearts and souls”

” Hate is learned and love is within each of us, keep saying it to ourselves, so we can truly feel the love within us”

” Pain and hurt will come to each of us at sometime, we just have to learn how to address and fix it to be better and stronger”