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A beautiful feeling...

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I went to a wonderful talk given by Elsie Spittle, a beautiful lady who was a friend of Syd Banks and shares the insights of the three principles. The feeling in the room was so beautiful, I felt as though I'd been sprinkled with fairy dust! Elsie is so gentle and I loved being in her presence.
I don't find it that easy to explain, but I felt really connected and a sense of belonging...
I find it's very easy to get distracted and caught up with things, but the more I can play in this space, the more I experience this lovely feeling, and moments like this are like coming home...



Being in the moment...

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copyright Sarah Pond
Sometimes life can pull us in different directions, and it can be confusing to know which is the 'right' way for us.  I find that when I quiet my mind and slow down, things become much clearer...
I love listening to music, and have a playlist of my favourite songs on my ipod.  One of my current favourties is a song by Train - You Can Finally Meet My Mom.  I love lots of things about it, and my favourite lyric is... "So forget everything and just be with me here now
For as long as we can..."It reminds me about staying in the moment...
(Originally written 3 March 2013)



Child-like wonder

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We were watching Elf at the weekend, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human who was brought up by Elves at the North Pole.  He's lived all his life there, and when he finds out he's a human he goes to New York to meet his real dad.
What I really loved about it is Buddy's excitement and wonder about everything.  He embraces life and you can't help but get caught up in his excitement.
It's wonderful when we're in touch with our inner child, and see the wonder in the smallest of things...
(Originally written 11 Dec 2012)

Friendship and flowers

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I was showing a lovely friend of mine our beautiful wheelbarrow of flowers.  It is stunning and we get a lot of pleasure from it.  My friend suggested I write my next blog about it, so that's what I'm doing!
I love to feel good as much of the time as possible.  I spend time with people I love being with.  I have pictures on the walls that are really relaxing and make me smile.  I aim to appreciate daily all the little things in life as well as the big things.  Friendship is very important to me and I am blessed to have amazing and beautiful friends.  I also love to tell people what they mean to me, something I don't think I ever did when I was younger.
To all the wonderful people in my life, thank you for being there to share with me...
(Originally written March 2012)

Life and magic

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We've recently watched all the Harry Potter movies in succession - the early ones I hadn't seen for years and I really enjoyed seeing them in sequence and watching how the characters have developed over the years.
One of my favourite characters is Neville Longbottom.  As a child he's clumsy and not very confident, and he's very sweet and always does his best.  I really identified with him in many ways.  He wasn't one of the cool kids, and would probably have been the last to be picked for a sports team, but he's loyal and reliable. I've loved watching his character grow over the years.  I get quite emotional watching him grow and become more courageous. At the end of Deathly Hallows he stands up to Voldemort - it's so powerful and moving...
What is really magical is not when there are lights and special effects, it is when we step into ourselves, when we are authentic, then there is true magic...
(Originally written Feb 2012)

The Polar Express

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We were watching The Polar Express last night - a beautiful film about a boy's journey on a magical train journey to the North Pole.  He no longer believes - until he sees for himself...
It's so easy to decide that we do or don't believe something and make a decision based on our thoughts... A line near the end of the film particularly resonated with me.  The conductor says "The thing to remember with trains, is not where they're going, it's deciding to get on"...
In the film, I enjoyed the journey to the North Pole more than when the characters arrived.  This made me think about life in general - enjoying the journey is as important (and sometimes more) as the destination...
(Originally written Dec 2011)

Tomatoes!

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We have the most beautiful tomatoes growing in our greenhouse.  Until last summer, I didn't like tomatoes raw, only in cooking.  Then last summer I realised that I actually really like them.  This summer, I've discovered that I absolutely adore them!  I will walk into our greenhouse, pick them and eat them straight from the vine - they are devine.  They are so sweet and beautiful, I can't believe that I never used to like them.  There is also a great satisfaction of picking and digging up home-grown fruit and vegetables - the flavour is somehow fuller.
While eating some tomatoes, I was musing about how we can think we don't like something, and end up loving it.  I like to be open to new experiences.  I will continually ask myself whether my belief about something is true for me now or am I just stuck in old thinking.  With the tomatoes, I didn't make an effort to start liking them, I am having a new-found enjoyment in discovering I was wrong about some things...
(Ori…

Learning from a hover fly

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I was sitting in my sun lounge the other day, listening to an inspiring audio and noticed a hover fly had flown in.  The south-facing brightly lit room attracts a lot of them in.  It sat on the inside step, by the glass door.  I opened the door to let it out.  It flew to the floor.  I got a piece of paper to slide under it and help it out.  It flew away again.  So I decided to leave it alone.  In a short time, it flew to freedom of it's own accord.
As is often the way in life, when you leave things to go with the natural flow, it makes life easier all round.  Sometimes it's very tempting to help someone or something, when their own wisdom will show them the open door when the time is right for them.