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Kintsukuroi

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Nov 14, 2013

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all used this view when approaching the things that have been broken in our lives? Broken relationships, broken hearts, misunderstandings, you name it… If those things in life were repaired by every person with love, kindness, forgiveness, wouldn’t the world, wouldn’t we be better off for the repair? Wouldn’t we view our lives differently? Wouldn’t our values change in a heartbeat?

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Tags: life, hope, beauty, cracked pot, kintsukuroi, strengthen

Today Is The Day To Begin Anew

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Nov 10, 2013

Do you know that the only walls, locked doors and prisons in your life are the ones you have built? I understand that this is hard to wrap your mind around and you may want to put the blame on all the others who have influenced your thoughts, mind and body. But today think of this in another way. Take your control back and decide that as of this very moment you are going to clear your mind of clutter, conflict and negativity.

Let go of all the wounds, lay down all the burdens, settle all the perceived debts which are probably not even yours to carry. Free yourself mentally. Do you understand... (more)

Tags: life, anger, mental health, fear, baggage, new beginning

What Is Your Breaking Point?

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Oct 31, 2013

Who and what we are must not be determined by what others may define you as. In order to be at peace, you need to know your own self, know that you have tried to the best of your ability to understand and find a place of resolution. If the only way to have this happen, means sacrificing your own values system, then it is time to walk away. We all have our breaking point. It exists for a reason. In many ways it is your authentic self telling you that although the part of you that dreams for the best, this is beyond what is possible without the other person being able to acknowledge... (more)

Tags: life, lessons, walking away, breaking point, last straw, deal breaker

A Flicker Of Light And Hope

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Oct 18, 2013

Like a shadow of a cloud

When did our souls learn to cry?

Their fears and worries beckoning

Pulling them to a place of unrest

Gleaming moons in the winter sky...

Yesterday, they dreamed of peace

Now that dream shattered

Lost in the frost of war

Mutilating this sweet serenity

Unending longing for grace...

Time never gave them

The chance to be true

Their sun once intensely burning

Golden and fiercely reflected

A glimpse of heaven...

Now a dying ember

On a gray horizon

Dulled... (more)

Tags: peace, war, children, horror, freedom, hope

Too Deep For Tears

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Oct 13, 2013

Come close to the edge of breathe and time

Held safe by the strand of a woven thread of faith...

Faltered on shaky knees yet your footsteps

Strengthened by the spirit witnessing placement ...

Beyond anything of this world

Echoes of an unknown past...

Guided simply by your own "knowing"

Wrapped gently in unconditional acceptance...

Manifesting within what your instinct tells you

Surrendered while leaping off a cliff...

Have you wept out your disappointments

Your sorrows, with mournful groans...

All the while... (more)

Tags: faith, grace, hope, tears deep

What Do You Think Matters ?

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Oct 2, 2013

What do you think matters? If your not sure, then it's time to rediscover what is important in your life. Another words, what fuels your passion.

To discover this try to simplify your life. Stop doing things merely out of habit.

Turn off the TV for a while, or turn off the radio in the car, see where your own mind takes you.

And if you find yourself saying "Oh I love that", or "this is so much fun" pay attention.

This is leading you to your passion.

Try to get comfortable with actually doing what you love.

As you find what you enjoy doing,... (more)

Tags: life, desire, passion, journey, purpose

An Idealist's Prayer

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 28, 2013

Living in this world

Which often feels foreign

Bereft of caring, compassion, soul

I question so much in my search

To know, to feel, to expand my heart

To transcend my soul to a higher purpose

Struggling against man made complacency

Lost at times within my own self...

Putting my hopeful fingers to this canvas

The blood flowing through my veins,

Merged with the vision of my soul

Painting my path, holding faith to my essence

Reaching beyond what lies on the surface

To an eclipse, dancing in the memories

... (more)

Tags: life, hope, prayer, spirit, divine, higher self

Sacred Thoughts

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 20, 2013

In the inception of

The breaking dawn

Radiant, gleaming , beckoning

Glistening upon the dew drops

Flowers opening to blossom

As a reflection of a Mother's gift

The wind delighting in the fragrance

The aura and aroma scenting this beauty

I come to you with prayer on lips

To never leave you

As I am your own

Surrendered in the divinity

Of understanding, compassion

Tranquil gifts of reverent homage

Belonging as the birds are to flight

The water to the sea

The trees to the forest

I... (more)

Tags: gifts, love, truth, soul, spirit, surrender, knowing

Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 16, 2013

My heart aches

Seeing you lost in

Self judgement

Believing all the lies

Others have dumped

On your soul...

Entreating, appealing to you

Let them go

Emancipate yourself

From "mental slavery"

Travel within to

Find the essence of

All the beauty you possess...

Remember when you reached out

For no reason other than

You wanted to help

Remember when you shared

Someone trials and pains

Simply out of the goodness

Of your pure giving heart...

This is your immaculate... (more)

Tags: truth, soul, freedom, mental slavery, one love, bob marley

God's Promise

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 12, 2013

I am looking for you

Yes, YOU

The person hiding

Behind closed doors

Lost in loneliness

Afraid of life's burdens...

Let me tousle your hair

Making you smile

Gently wiping aside

Your tears flowing

From the cruelness

Life has given you....

Yes, I am looking for you

Standing alone in that place

We all have stood

At times feeling total lose

Betrayal beyond everything

Humanly endured ...

I see you

Alone in the crowd

No one knowing

Or caring to... (more)

Tags: grace, light, smile, darkenss, god's gift to us

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