Day: May 7, 2013

Guided

Have you had that feeling that you are being guided to do something particular for some unknown reason?

I get that feeling all the time. I never know how it will turn out until it does 🙂

So today I am sitting at my desk at work and I am drawn to get up with my camera and go outside. I walk out the front door for a moment and it didn’t feel just right so I walked toward the back of the building and just as I stepped outside .. I looked down and found this staring back at me .. waving hello!

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Instead of picking it up I just took it’s photo and whispered a little thank you.

I walk on over to a stone retaining wall and saw this dandelion standing all alone it’s it bright and beautiful glory. My thought

was… how great it is to take pleasure in ordinary things like this lone dandelion. 

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I stepped back for a moment and as I looked down … here was another clover waving hello 🙂 … again I just took it’s photo and whispered my thank you. 

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I could hear some birds in the distance making a bunch noise. I figured it was young ones wanting to be fed. I stepped down toward the end of the wall to see what else there was to see and I looked up to find this Red-Tailed Hawk being bullied by a Mockingbird. He must have been too close to the Mockingbird’s nest.

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Uh oh .. I’ve been spotted! hawk 2

Here’s the following photos that I was lucky enough to capture.

 

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When you follow that inner guide.. you just never know what experiences await!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Struggle Between Positive and Negative

IMG_8041Being Kind, Helpful and Positive vs Allowing Others to Walk all Over You

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever struggled with this. I am someone who tries my best daily to be as positive and helpful as possible with those I interact with. I will do what I can for anyone who asks for assistance. BUT…. there are some people who step into your life and want to take advantage far too much and in return send out bad energy and negative vibes.

You know those that I speak of… certain people in the workplace who smile in front of you and snarl behind you. Those who come to you when they need help and god forbid if at some point they don’t get first priority.. they take the opportunity to be as nasty as they can. Snide remarks here and there… that look of pure misery when you are near their space and an overall feeling of discontent.

There is a part of me that says .. no matter how this person wants to act .. I will kill them with my kindness and I will rise above their negativity. Then there is this other side of me that says.. well.. I will give them what they give me in return. If they are unsatisfied with the energy they are receiving from me, then maybe they need to have a look at what they are sending my way.

There come s a point where my “killing them with kindness” starts feeling like I am simply allowing the other person to walk all over me. They get what they want from me and yet continue to send back that ugly, negative energy of theirs. So what do you do?

Personally … it takes me a long, long time to get to the point of “I’ll give back to them what they send my way”. I do whatever I can to change the situation into a more positive one. With some people, it is just wasted time and energy. It seems as though they live to be the way they are and I am unsure they care about how their attitude effects others at all.

I’m not quite sure of the correct answer here … if even there is one.

I will continue being me and spreading as much light and joy as I possibly can… but beware those who wish to send out negative energy my way… you just never know when it might get thrown right back at you.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker