We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…
We each have treasures tucked inside our hearts and inside our minds. As we discover these treasures inside each of us, even as we uncover them within ourselves, we experience the joy of discovery and the awe of authentic existence.
Each of us are brilliantly unique. We are each carrying something within us that cannot be duplicated identically by another. By uncovering these hidden gifts and spiritual treasures we can see what little piece of heaven we have been entrusted to bring unto this life… and how we are called to Love.
Embrace the adventure of self-discovery! This spiritual journey called life will be enriched all the more for it!
Taking care of yourself, nurturing yourself, & assuring your basic needs are met is not a selfish act! The healthier and happier we are the better equipped we are to love others. So go ahead, love yourself! Remember: loving yourself does not mean you place your value above others… but it doesn’t place you below them either. Love on.❤️Ann
Love. ❤️ It’s why we are here. It is what we have each been called to do above anything else. Love our neighbors, love our enemies, love our family, love our friends… love ourselves.
Who are we to stand in the way of love? 💛 Who are we to dictate how others are called to love within their Divine purpose?
Humility demands we release our judgements and fears and open our heart to others… however different they love or however different they are from ourselves. 💚
If you think a form of love is wrong then it is not your path. 💙 God has called you to love differently. If you feel uncomfortable or uneasy about how someone is loving (we are talking true love here, not one of its impostor expressions) it does NOT mean that it is wrong… it is just wrong for you. And that’s okay.
You can support love without understanding it yourself. 💜 You can be on the side of love without being called to participate in all of loves forms and paths.
I support love and all who love. I believe this world would be a better place if we celebrated diversity in love’s expression. God created us unique for a reason… just like a rainbow with all its colors… Love shows it’s beauty when all of Love’s colors are free to shine!
We all have voices in our head… some of the voices tell us lies… and yet another speaks through truth and with love. I don’t need to tell you which voices lead to death… and which one leads us to Life.
The key to living your best life lies in discerning between the voices and committing to only listen to and follow the guidance of the divine voice of love.❤️Ann
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Be unapologetically authentically you…this life needs you just as you are.
Today I was reminded how we just never know whose life we will impact… whose heart we may touch in the most ordinary of circumstances.
Today I was reminded how important it is to be exactly who we are… unapologetically authentic… because we don’t have much time and this life needs us to use all of our gifts… and to live like there may not be a tomorrow because… there might not.
Today I joined others in celebrating the life of a fellow creative… a life-lover… a thinker… someone who left this world a better place just by being here.
Today I was reminded to be grateful for all moments… both big and small… because even the small ones matter. Sometimes it’s the small ones that may mean the most.
One of the biggest problems we have as humans in this life is forgetting who we really are. We are not our bodies, our jobs, or our nationalities… we are not our bank accounts, our races or even our religious affiliations… we are more… so much more.
We have earthly identities that align with the above descriptors… but our true selves are eternal spirits… beings that are borne of love: a love that will never die. This eternal self is who we really are… spirits of love… and within this identity is where we will find out true purpose and our peace. ❤️Ann
Taking down the Christmas tree… oh, what a mess!🎄 As I try to clean things up it seems that everything just gets more tangled up!
This also seems to be like the current state of my life…. untangling things followed by a renewed sense of freedom… only to find that I am actually not free at all!
Frustrated, I find I am tangled up. Again. I keep working however as I know in order to clean things up I must be patient and do the work. Of course I pause to take breaks and rest… but I won’t rest too long as I know I won’t have peace until it’s all sorted out… my light freed to shine untangled. ✨✨✨
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Exactly Albert. ❤️Ann
Sometimes this life just does not make sense. Things happen that seem so random, so tragic, so unfair… and yet, I was reminded by a sweet soul sister and friend (who has demonstrated inspiring and unwavering spiritual faith amidst great tragedy) that those things that happen in this life, especially those things that confuse us and challenge our faith, often are not ours to understand. God has bigger plan… bigger than you and me… bigger than all of us.
These things are part of a plan that is intended to benefit all of us… one that will bring us all closer to Him, closer to love. How these difficult and painful circumstances will be used we may not learn in this life, but be assured! God uses all things for good… even the worst will be used to bring us all the best.
God is with us and loves us through it all and often will show us his Greatness when we feel at our weakest. It’s just so much bigger than you or I can understand… but is never too big for God.
Taking selfies does not make you conceited, vain, self-absorbed, superficial, shallow, any more than not taking selfies makes you gracious, thoughtful, selfless, or a saint. Just say no to selfie shame! (Yes, it’s a thing. Another way that some folks like to put other folks down just to make themselves feel superior).
Share you selfies with the world! I for one love to see your beautiful happy faces! 😊❤️Ann