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Grief Often Teaches Us Wisdom

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Dec 24, 2014

I came across this scripture when looking for a quote...I read this and understood that the pain that I've experienced, has given me wisdom that has shaped me to be who I am today. I can actually be thankful for my hardships which have given me emotional depth.

The characteristics that belong to me now, have been infused as though a fire has tempered my soul. My sensitivities to others have guided me to a career path. A career path that led me straight to being a support and crisis worker to advocate for those in need . The people I have worked with have taught me so much... (more)

Tags: life, pain, grace, lessons, compassion, understanding, fire

Am I Trying To Out-God God ?

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Dec 15, 2014

I am not the person that attends church on a regular basis, if at all. If you ask me what directs my life though, I will answer without hesitancy. I place my life in God's hands to direct as He sees fit. Today I need to call myself out for not following what I know I must, what I hold faith in.

There are times we feel we know more than God. We think we can do more than God. We actually believe that what we want and how we want it is better than the way God can bring it to us. In fact we get so busy doing what we think is best, that there is no room for God to come into our lives at all.

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Tags: god, life, courage, faith, strength, letting go

Are You Being An Emotional Sherpa ?

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Dec 5, 2014

I will learn from my mistakes and not defend them....we spend so much defending our mistakes, hiding from them...rather than saying woo...wow what was I thinking? Why do we not say..this is my mistake and I am going to clean up my side of the street. Our mistakes are our best teacher...take them , embrace them, and let them instruct you in the lessons you need to learn. There is purpose in mistakes. I am not a bad person, but I do make mistakes...so I am going to take them, look at the reasons behind them, and then find the truth within this that I need to acknowledge to myself.

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Tags: truth, baggage, letting go, emotional sherpa, burdens. mistakes

My Prayers For You

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Nov 23, 2014

I know you can not hear me now

Although I am sure God does

And within this prayer are my wishes,

My blessings, that you find peace

Contentment birthed through

What is most sacred in life

The truth which lives inside your heart

May you smile more than you weep

But if you must suffer let it be

For the sincerity of your existence

May you dance more than you stumble

With wings which set you free

Arriving at a special bonding of benevolence

Carrying you to freedom and peace

As I offer these longings

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Tags: love, life, friendship, truth, sorrow, prayer, joy, blessings

Your Soul Never Dies

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Nov 21, 2014

Your personal legend is your reason to be here, your life mission, your purpose....stop playing the victim...life is a mystery, fear not, God will only ask you one question. Did you love enough...meaning, did you open your heart to embrace every single moment, everybody and everything.

We know that we have a dream, but are we brave enough to pursue it? Real courage is to step out and reach for this dream.

The world's greatest lie is that you lose control of your life. Also that you must obey some rules ....that you have to be what others demand us to be.

People... (more)

Tags: growth, fear, purpose, soul personal legend

Soul Notes Of The Heart

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Nov 16, 2014

Soul Notes Of The Heart

There is no more untainted river of life

You swim through my thoughts

Carrying buckets full of honey and grace's substance

With each embrace you soothe my longing heart

You pour them over my thirsty wanting

Nourishing my hungry aspiration

In this valley of remembrance

Your fingertips linger in pure innocence

Baptizing my soul's purpose.

Gifting me with the playing of the stars shining luminance

Esoteric yearnings traveling through time and space

Arriving at our soul's abode

Your... (more)

Tags: love, life, truth, passion, spiritual beings

Do You Love Yourself?

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Oct 29, 2014

"To bless oneself is a precious way to learn to accept and to love ourselves."

Do you love and accept the person you are? There is no one else like you in the entire universe. You are a unique and precious creation and so infinitely worthy of love.

If you do not already love and accept this incredibly wonderful person you are, then beginning today, commit yourself to recognizing and honoring this vital truth of your being. Begin spending time each day blessing and loving the beautiful person you are. You are so very deserving of your love.

Words have great power over... (more)

Tags: life, wisdom, self esteem, self love, bless yourself

Inner Wisdom

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Oct 8, 2014

"When you journey within, you're never without."

Your internal wisdom is the part of you that knows what is true and best for you. This is the intuitive part of our-self. Each one of us is born with this gift.

The key is to actually trust and listen to it. It often gets lost in a sea of external voices, opinions and judgements. I am talking about the "little voice" that tells you "I know I should do such and such." But very often we dismiss our own knowing for various reasons.

When I look back on my life I can see so clearly where I took the wrong path, thinking... (more)

Tags: life, wisdom, strength, knowing, instinct

Taking Self Responsibility

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 24, 2014

Most of us when we talk about struggles or pains we have gone through, tend to describe it in terms of what someone else has done or did not do for us. We say things like "they betrayed me... took my trust for granted and broke my heart" "Now I am left with all this pain, hurt and bewilderment and do not know what to do". "How much can I take from this person ?"

It's time to really look at the dynamics of what is going on. I am not sure you are going to like what I say, but at least consider this and hopefully find a new stronger way of dealing with struggles we all will... (more)

Tags: truth, emotions, choices, blame, self knowledge and responsibilty, knowing ones self.

If We Could Rewrite Time

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 13, 2014

So many moons ago

I wish to travel back in time

Finding a fork in the road

I now would take another path

Rewrite history and destiny which mocks

The fragile human in me longs for that unfulfilled dream

Then the rational mind tells me of this impossibility

Seesawing between what was and releasing it to travel

To a safer abode held in sacred trust and honesty....

It is our vulnerability that blesses us, yet

Encased in that uncertainty we stumble and fall

Struggling to find our footing, a path to serenity and knowledge

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Tags: freedom, grace, journey, serenity, knowing, caged bird

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