Dispersing Fear

Each day offers a new opportunity to drop the old, stale mantras that continue to hold us back from our full potential of living a fulfilled life and more importantly giving and receiving unconditional love. Our experiences can leave us disillusioned and create an internal dialogue that leaves us bitter and cynical. Only when we drop the veil of fear and allow our authentic self to feel every experience, without judgement, is when we are truly set free from the bounds that restrict our souls from flourishing, flying and being present in the moment.

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Opportunity in Adversity

The difficult places take us on adventures we may have never traveled had everything been easy. I, for one, am thankful for those tough spots and the opportunity to change my path at any given moment. Spontaneity and flexibility are key. It is those experiences that create the opportunities that can lead to the fulfillment of our own soul story that is unfolding every day. Peace and Love ♥ ♥ ♥

The Virtue of Patience

Thought for this afternoon ….. Patience.

When we have to bear certain circumstances usually beyond our control and sometimes just within our reach, our patience is tested. It can mean the difference in how we interact in the Universe. As I was reflecting on my own life at this moment I thought of a Warrior, the courage and steadfastness on the journey. Love is always patient and that is where I try to dwell…. then I found these two quotes:

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.
LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace

Patience is cultivated in the storms of your own heart and mind.
CHRISTINA FELDMAN, Compassion

Sunrise

Digging deep this afternoon ♥ ♥*´¯*♥ ♥

TGI(TODAY)

Dwell in the possibility of your inner journey … allow yourself to feel and experience all it is. Be brave, steadfast, and love yourself unconditionally…. all of the parts that are you. Life begins when you accept the challenge to LIVE and love with all you are and be who you are. ♥ ♥ ♥ Instead of TGIF …. TGI(today)

Adversity and Challenges

In life, it is those trying times that test our resolve to live, to love, to be loved. Vulnerability isn’t something that is easy to attain. Our nature is to put up the walls and defenses on the premise of survival. What are we really surviving if we aren’t open to all that life is? And all that love has to offer!? I am thankful for the people in my life – you lift me up, make me laugh, share in my joys and sorrows and most of all challenge everything I am, so that I may learn and nourish my soul daily. Namaste’

Mindfulness

In the midst of chaos, find peace. In the midst of pain, find comfort. In the midst of sadness, find light. The Universe conspires to bring us exactly what we need in the moment, we just need to pay attention and be present to find our center. Practice mindfulness and non-judgement everyday – this includes being kind to our own souls! Namaste’ ☮ ♥*´¯*♥*´¯*♥ ☮

Storyline

Intricately entwined,
spinning thread
into a story yet
to be told.
Hoping for the playbook
with adventures
instead of answers.
Abandoning control of all
thoughts, ideas and
notions.
Free to experience, to honor
and take flight, the journey
of your soul.
 

The Flight

 

Sundance

Sundance through a rainbow

in a Technicolor world,

seeing the cosmic glitter of the stars,

as I look into your eyes.

Flutter across the Moon like a

butterfly in flight.

Glide across the ocean waves as our

souls meet and journey through the night.

Effortless, as love, settles in our hearts and then,

living, loving, laughing –

Amazing grace and calmness,

from the places we have been.

Drink the Wild Air

Courageous Love

When you allow love to reach the depths of your soul,

You begin to heal the fragments of pain that tend to sneak

in and attach at the core – trying to disrupt the joy that resides there.

Unconditional love requires great strength, courage, and perseverance.

The reward it brings is sometimes beyond the realm of reality,

Almost bordering fantasy, but well worth the experience and

trials of the journey.

A refreshing light inside – lending a dream to the dreamer

and a pallet to the artist.

The reality of it is there if you allow it and BELIEVE.

My Place of Tranquility

Tranquil Meditation

These days you won’t find me dwelling in the past or looking ahead to the future much, but today I will reflect on where I was one year ago. Aside from the fading scars and the strategically, tiny, dotted tattoos that now reside on my body, you wouldn’t look at me and think “Oh, she had cancer.” I still feel so blessed to have an amazing surgeon, whose warm heart and healing hands removed the cancer that invaded a tiny space in my left breast. I am so grateful for his compassion and consideration when making the incision that would mark this event for life.

Mark this event for life. Those words just struck me this moment…. That moment was a new starting point, and a shift happened at my core. Life, such a force, so fragile and fleeting. I can’t really explain the new-found freedom I have to actually just BE, and I am not sure why it took a life event like a cancer diagnosis to flip that switch back on. I have felt from the first day of the diagnosis until this moment that cancer gave me LIFE, it taught me so much about myself and what I am made of. It stripped me down naked to my core.

When you have cancer, people are curious, they have lots of questions. If I could tell you one thing about having cancer it would be, cancer is an individual experience, it is a personal, intimate journey, from the diagnosis, to the decisions about treatment, to going through the treatment and everything after and in between. The next thing I would like to tell you is if you know someone going through treatment for cancer the best thing you can do for them is be there, be still and listen. You will figure out what to do to “help” by just listening. Be there, they need you.

I am thankful for each and every one of you. For all of the love and support I have received over the course of the year, and to those that went that extra mile, you filled my heart with peace and love. Thank you for listening, thank you for your friendship, thank you for being there for my family.

Embrace today…. this moment. Live and love unconditionally. Play, gosh learn to play again. Laugh, find joy in the little things!

Let love surround you and lift you up!

Much love always,

Natalie

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