This morning I woke to a glorious sunrise, which I watched for an hour while sipping the most delicious cup of coffee, in bed. A recurrent thought of recent times
appeared, ‘it’s time to write a blog’. To honor this nudge, I’m starting, with more to follow. Here goes.
Just when I was wondering what the Divine had in mind about my time on Earth, something wonderful happened. My dear niece Susan married a lovely man Jim. Since we would no longer be living together, I was given what I ultimately understood as a great gift, preparing for a new cycle, learning more about myself and others. To be clear, there were ups and downs along the way. But what lives in me is the most beautiful present moment.
I’ve had another chance to downsize even more ( such a relief to be unburdened from stuff) and live in a bright, peaceful, welcoming, apartment. It is small but with spacious rooms and even has a gas fireplace. I love this moment in my life cycle. Rather than fading, I feel energized in this Refuge, prepared to serve in whatever way the Divine has in mind for me. One of my daily mantras is, “I am yours, You are mine, We are ONE.
There are some physical challenges. But most of the time I have found ways to deal with them and keep my attention on the Path…..for however long or short that may be.
Most noteworthy though, all this is only possible because of the huge amounts of support I was and continue to be given. This moment would not be possible without the many dear, dear friends, angels, who help me on all levels of this journey. I feel so loved and cared about. My heart is filled with love and gratitude for each. That includes my Quaker faith community as a whole, which held me in the Light along every step of the way.
More another day. Glad to be starting this part of the way forward with all of you.
In Light and Love, Hedi
The subject of The Light and bringing in the Light has been a fascination of years for me. There, of course, are endless ways to explore this. However, I will share just two fairly recent experiences.
Continue reading “# 37 Bringing In The Light”
After seven years of following my inner guidance to become a member of the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers, I recently gained some insights about that experience. It has been seven years of many inner and outer major shifts and a decision which has brought me only joy. Early on I kept saying ” I’m so happy”, even though looking from the outside things looked the same. Internally I felt filled with Light and a sort of Continue reading “#36 Making a Commitment”
Last Sunday we celebrated my inspiring, sparkling friend Joan’s 90th birthday. As we were taking leave, she told me to write another blog, that she found them useful. When Joan commands (very gently), I obey :))
In my last blog, I mentioned my urge to move forward into new vistas. I kept telling myself that I must find a way to get more quiet inside, so that I could be more receptive. Well, let me tell you how that unfolded. Continue reading “#35 What Is Inner Silence?”
We often say that, it is important to learn from our past experiences and lessons learned. And while generally I still believe that, recently I find myself wondering about this. It has all come about because I find myself wanting to put everything I have ever learned, taught, believed, behind me. Not rejecting any of it. More like toys I have played with, which are now worn and shabby and no longer hold my attention or interest. Continue reading “#34 The Relevance in the Present of Past Experiences”
Yes, yes. I’m still here. My silence on this blog fails to convey how often I have thought about writing. The other day my friend Marion Z wondered why I have not been writing. That slipped some sort of gear in me and here I am. But, I hasten to add, as has happened before, that I decided to write and see if in the process I can discover the answer to my friend’s question.
One reason can be attributed to fast, unforeseen changes in my life.
Continue reading “#33 The Fast Moving River of Life”
Like all of you, I too have been caught up in the tumultuous happenings in world and naturally, especially, those right here in our own beloved country. As time has gone on and on and on, (it seems like forever), I kept thinking I would feel better if only I could make some sort of sense about what it all means. Continue reading “#32 One View About These Times”