The Nature of Your Nature – An Ascendance of Self

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 Heart and Mind

You have emotions and “feel” certain things every day of your life. Depending on the experiences of that day, your feelings are happy or sad, angry or hurt, excited or bored, painful or ecstatic; but you always feel something.

In addition to everyday feelings we have our heartfelt feelings. You know the ones. They turn your life upside down and change everything, either good (which is an excellent feeling) or bad (definitely not so good)!

This then, is your life and each day you’ll be the one who either allows feelings to control actions or you learn to take a deep breath and then act in a reasonable way, wisely determining when to give your feelings “free rein” and when to hold on tightly to them until that surge of emotional upheaval passes.

Which will be in ascendance for you, your mind or your emotions?

“Wisdom ~ definitely the acquired elixir of life’s learned experiences from which one intuitively knows when to imbibe and when to refrain.” ~ Plh

Be safe and have a positive week.

~ With affection,

Penny

Emergence/Change … I come for you!

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Emergence/Change

 If you believe tomorrow comes

Then, this be a perfect time,

For me to open up your heart

And claim what must be mine.

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But I fear I’m now not certain

I don’t know where to be,

There is too much, there is so much

And there is only me.

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You are but one of many

Still l know just what to do,

My certainty it overflows

For every one of you.

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If one believes in miracles

I can perform my deed,

Spread out my will and enter in

You’ll listen – you will heed.

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If only you were wiser

I could do what I must dare,

The way would go more swiftly

And I would take you there.

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If all the If’s were certainties

And all your dreams came true,

The rest would come so easily

To bring this time to you.

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It’s you who I must care for

You and only you,

Open your mind and let me in

It’s time – I come for you!

My name is Change

Please let me in!

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~ Penny

Am I an Expert in Life?

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My parents “40th” Anniversary. I’m the smirky looking blond in front. The others are my two wonderful sisters, my brother and next to me my tiny little mom 4’10” (she’s standing on a taller stair) behind her my tall dad and my grandmother just barely looking over! Sorry about the blur!

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I grew up in your typical loving and pretty average family and learned the typical things one learns from this environment. Did I become an expert on family matters? Well hardly, I was 19 when I left home, Duh!

I have read a hundred thousand miles worth of books, and many, millions of words. Am I an expert? Perhaps of reading, and maybe word power.

I have written countless personal journals filled with many thousands of words, over the years, documenting thoughts and feelings happening in the moment. Am I an expert? Perhaps when it comes to journal writing (my own). And maybe a knack with writing!

I have owned, operated and/or managed several small marketing businesses. I was almost successful with an Internet company in the year 2000 – just before the .com crash! Am I an expert? Perhaps in the art of acquiring knowledge in what not to do in business and who not to do it with.

I have experienced in my lifetime – extreme pain (times too numerous to count) both physical and emotional. I have dealt with loss, betrayal (I can count that number), success and failure. Am I an expert on how to live one’s life?  No, but I learn a little more, with each passing day.

I have felt the exquisite passion one can find in love, the extreme happiness of falling in love, and in the birthing of my children and raising them to fine loving adults.

I have also felt the heartbreak of personal betrayal and the pain of abuse. Am I an expert at understanding why people are cruel to others, no! Am I stronger – YES, AMAZINGLY SO! In other words while not an expert in life, I’m not a person one should mess with, nor any of my family or friends, just sayin’.

If there were a category in the Guinness Book of Records for ‘most mistakes made in every given situation’ I’d be in that book! And since one learns from one’s mistakes (assumingly) I must be very wise indeed. However since I don’t feel especially wise on some days, I’m not entirely convinced of the complete accuracy of that statement.

I have been blessed with ample amounts of imagination and creative energy. Am I an expert? No, but one does not need to be with those things. The beauty of life is that whether we become experts or not, with free will, we can learn and grow, create and achieve – in spite of our mistakes and errors in judgement.

Am I an expert when it comes to being grateful and thankful for my many blessings in life? Yes – yes I am.

Penny, son and daughter! And yes a few years ago!

 

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Feed me … Your essence! (the blogging experience)

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Feed me so I can grow. Feed me so I can know.
Feed my soul, feed my heart, my creative muse … So I can sow.

That which I reap become the seeds of change.
Feed me with the essence of your being … your personal life experiences.
My cravings for knowing are insatiable.
I need you and I want to believe you need me too.

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Ultimately we humans are the sum total not only of our life achievements but also our exchanges, our sharing, our support, love, respect and understanding of those around us. Humans, animals and yes even plant life and the forces of nature. All part of a full life experience.

“From a quantum perspective we move beyond surviving to thriving when we embrace life and one another. Our very diversity of expression and background becomes fodder – the raw material – from which we learn, grow and prosper.” Penny L Howe, 2014

So feed me.
Feed me now and I … I will feed you in turn.

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Thanks for stopping by,

~ Penny

Destiny’s Man-child

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Man’s Destiny

“Have you ever noticed –

rather than admitting and correcting shortcomings,

we (humans) willfully decide our own *selfish destinies.

And then, woefully ill-equipped,

not only seal our individual fates

but inhibit our growth as humanity!”

~ PennyQuote, 2013

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*and of course to Mother Nature, this is, indeed, “recourse debt”, one she will collect – in full!)

Your Creative World … and beyond!

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… How full is it?

Good morning, my Monday morning. (Your Monday morning, midday, afternoon, evening or Tuesday depending on your location on our planet.) So what are you up to in your today of things? What’s your creativity quotient?

How many wonderful words will you write today? How many photographs creating potterywill you take? How much creativity will come forth from your mind as you convert personal thoughts, feelings and ideas into the beautiful rhythm of life – inventing creative patterns in a myriad of expressive ways; words, photographs, paintings, crafts, music, electronics, numbers, actions.

It’s all up there inside of you. Just waiting for that signal in your mind … that catalyst … that “something” that fills you with so much energy and desire, you just can’t help yourself with the need to creatively express.

And before you decide it’s not going to happen today, think again! Why not? You’re talented, capable, gifted (You are too – I heard that!). Take a good look around. View things from the eyes of an artist (you). What do you want to do with what you’re seeing? Your vistas, your imaginations, your creations … yours.

Yes, turn on your muse. It’s the on and off switch located in your brainhelping hand creating right next to the other wants and desires switches. It’s the biggest one! Turn it on! You know you want to.

Create today … or help someone else create … either way your muse will thank you!

Have a great week of weeks everyone, remember to enjoy each day your living in, in fact, make the most of it. Yours to do so!

– Penny