Please don’t think that because this blog is only about the light and the positive, that I live in some Disney delusion about life. Or even some Disney life.
Or even that life has magically stopped being life for me, and I have avoided all hardships. That the perceptual guidance system and eternal teacher that is life has missed me out somehow.
I am blessed yes and have had a blessed life too, but please don’t think that I do not see the skies as dark and bleak sometimes. Or that I have not seen the full spectrum of life on earth and that I don’t understand the shade.
There have been times, years even where I was so lost that I had trouble finding the will or the strength to even be able to get up and face the day. I most definitely have.
It got so bad at one time that I reached a point of such disenchantment with everything that I didn’t see the point of even bringing a child into a world such as this…
Dark I know and the complete polar opposite of how I feel now, or how the real me feels.
So what changed?
Well let’s face it, all that could have changed is my attitude towards it all and I think my attitude to gratitude too I guess. The Universe just is and hasn’t changed coincidentally for anyone ever, so the change must have come from me.
How had I gone from the happiest, confident, capable, hopeful, glimmering joy of a child. As I believe all children are born…and end up like that?
I went from my lifelong dream of having a big happy, buzzing home, full of life, lots of kids, nature and dogs even….To that.
Sad when that happens really, when we get so squashed and re shaped in weird amorphous ways until in the end you don’t even recognise yourself.
But precisely perhaps because I have felt all of this and more for far too many years, is exactly why Instead now I choose life.
What I have learnt to do instead, is to see it all yes, light and dark which is far more constructive than wishing, hoping, avoiding or ignoring things unrealistically.
Though now I try to actively only focus my attention on the positives in any thing I see and surround my self with the same.
I cannot tell you how this one thing has revolutionised my life and my thinking. What a vast change in the energy it attracts when you do too.
How everything then looks like a blessing. Even looking back on things in your life that are gone and past are seen differently too.
All those perceived disasters are now actually blessings and the universe trying desperately to help us out of where we are not thriving and get us where we should be going.
It was just wearing a f***ing good disguise. Lol
Believe me I could write a whole blog just called, Ranty me or how to change the world with love. But let’s face it there are millions of places to moan and vent. Places that extensively only seem to focus on negatives and the bad, like the news.
I have learnt it does not help and it does not serve me at all and In fact it does the opposite and attracts more of the same. Like attracts like. So why would I bother with anything other than all the loveliness.
Instead now, I ALWAYS choose Life, Always choose Love…..Always choose Light and always choose kindness for all, but not forgetting to add me to the list too.
So This is why I created this blog Really as all of our our little save haven of such. A place where we revel in the positive, the creation, the light, the good energy and always the love.
Where we come to get away from all that negative news, where we only look up to the stars.
Imagine what could be done with a whole worldwide army of love all sending out that kind of positive energy into the world.
Mmmmmmmmmy kind of place.
It was going to be a Silent Sunday but I’m feeling a bit more like this today… Wonderful tunes from THE YOUNG PUNKS, MODERATOR, BOOZOO BAJOU, HANDSOME BOY MODELLING SCHOOl, THE KINKS and ANILZA LEONI.
I am so happy I found him … such versatility and diversity in his songs.
I was just watching a film last night and I Shazamed 4 of his songs.. it was meant to be.
I have never heard any of his music before, but there is so much to love.
Also I am guessing that I am out alone in not knowing him, because I’ve just found out that he is on tour at the moment. Yay !
Which means I will be going to see him at some point, somewhere.
Not only are they are in small fantastic venues, if the London venues are anything to go by and the tickets are £16 /$20 ish which is amazing!!
Tickets here…. Dan Mangan https://g.co/kgs/sJsDxv
Be rude not to give it a go at that price.
He is a Canadian musician who did the soundtrack for HECTOR AND HIS SEARCH FOR HAPINESS, which is where I found him.
Wiki bio here…. Dan Mangan https://g.co/kgs/PrZsyi
Such musician ship, such musicians such beautiful music.
Truly some glorious stuff, hence my urgency.
I will put another softer playlist of his on at some point, but started with this to give you a better taste for all his stuff.
From Funky to Folkey to classically lovely stuff. Not classical, but classically composed, you will see what I mean. Fantastic guitar, voice and even string arrangements on some.
See what you think?
Love, love, love to you all. X
I have just returned from a fabulous 4 day break in the country, by the sea with some of my fabulous friends.
We did everything we could fit in. Walked up rivers, along beaches, mooched around the beautiful town, saw a fab castle, a pretty church, climbed hills, swung over rivers, went on tiny railroads and even did a bit of wild swimming.
Well not me exactly, as the half Italian in me does not permit me to be able to swim anywhere chilly. Lol. I am without a doubt a fair weather creature that thrives in a hot place and by the sea best.
I realised that I physically NEED s time with elements, as It genuinely seems to feeds my soul. Nothing quite restores like nature does.
Apart from nature with gorgeous friends, kids and dogs that is.
I am a Part Rock chic, yes absolutely. I love people and cities. Capitals especially because I love the diversity, the buzz and the cosmopolitanism. That feeds me too, but I am also the kind of tree hugger and lover that is happy to wander through the woods just listening birdsong, the wind in the leaves or any and all water and get lost for hours.
Maybe because I am half extrovert and half introvert perhaps I feel like I need both. But I am guessing we may all need this balance of life and peace, people and trees. Community and communing with nature and the earth. Grounding ownself. This seems like equilibrium to me.
Spending this time amongst the green trees, blue skies, seas and rivers makes me feel alive, healthy and happy and revitalised.
This photo above was the view Just coming out of the local pub at 10.30 at night. After trying the rather strong local scrumpy cider, which is very alcoholic apple juice basically. A speciality in Somerset after all, so it had to be done.
We had a delicious meal and then came out to this stunning view at 10.30 at night. So understandably I am feeling super grateful and restored.
Followed by Flopping down with full bellies to lay out with cushions and covers to look at the glorious star lit sky all together. What more could I want.
I realised this post was turning into an epic, and there are so many photos to show. So now a pair of posts perhaps, for a little alliteration or even a trilogy even if needs be, starting with this day one.
I Love my friends, I love this planet, being with my son and thier amazing bouncing nee flying dog !
More on that tomorrow with photos to prove it.
Love to all of you Big hearts. X
From the oh so fluffy to the daily work of Art’s that are each sunrise and sunset. I love them all. Each different, each spectacular in it’s own way.
Don’t forget to stop, breath and enjoy all of them. Nature’s not so little reminder to stop and be grateful for it all.
Another day under these breathtaking skies on our amazing planet. Lest we forget all the blessings we have. Nor forget to take care of it, as it does us.
Whenever I see any kind of sky, even the grey on grey I appreciate them all, as they all have their beauty. I make a point of trying to drink it all up and soak it all in, wherever I am.
Sometimes only fleetingly if I’m driving by, because no one wants a crash. But More often I would have to stop the car and capture that days, hours, or moments master piece. Feeling privileged to have been witness to it.
But if I am walking my Dog say, or out in nature ideally, I stop and use that as another chance to reconnect with myself and the universe. I sit or stand and just watch the sky go by. It is an amazing little meditation because all you need to do is take the time stop and look.
It always seems to work on me both calming and reinvigorating.
All that glorious colour and form, pattern and geometry. Both organic, abstract and angular at times, how could that not fill me with a sense of wonder, joy and gratitude.
A feeling of connection to it all. I know now for me at least, I need that because it seems to feed me and energise my life force in a way.
So I thought I’d give you a little mix to relax and watch the clouds go by to.
There are quite a few from THE ORB, because they are geniuses at understanding dynamics. I don’t know about you, but I like to be taken on a proper journey. Be surprised not expecting.
Sometimes I like to see if I can either cloud bust or cloud create. See if I can’t make them into the shapes I want. Ha ha ha.
Their first track on the mix, FIRST CONSIDER THE LILLIES is a meditation on a flying carpet all by itself. I just love that. Free holiday as I see it, even if it’s only for a few minutes. The further I am taken the better and more refreshing the voyage.
Also some more from the awesome NIGHTMARES ON WAX, with the most beautiful lyrics and message. I am listening to them a lot at the moment because I have only just found them, OH NO ! Lol it’s ok, we have them now, panic over.
To the sweetness of another ALI FARKA TOURE and the lovely ANGELICA, by LAMB, plus another double , sorry, from a previous playlist, GOLDEN CLOUDS added simply because it’s too great a song to not put on a Sky playlist and because I love it so much i can’t stop playing it.
And a beautiful Japanese word that I learnt today which sums this all up in a way. Where I want to live anyway.
Have a Beautiful day and Namaste you beautiful lot. X