Allow Yourself

With life being ….. well LIFE .. we often find ourselves shutting things out. Lots of things… in fact far more than we realize. You can’t live a life closed off from life’s experiences. You have to allow yourself to FEEL … to LOVE … to CREATE … to LIVE!

Allow healing…. Allow laughter…. Allow sorrow… Allow pain… Allow love… Allow appreciation….. Allow yourself all things from all experiences.

Just like that great quote: To know great happiness you must first experience great sorrow.

It’s true… How would we know happiness if we didn’t understand and know the depths of pain and sorrow?

We get hurt and we put up a wall… we fail and we put up another wall… we become unhappy and we put up even more walls.. sooner or later we are just surrounded by walls and we are not only keeping the bad things out but we aren’t letting the good things in either.  So we doom ourselves to carry on living without experiencing.

If I had put up a wall every time I got hurt or failed at something … OMG .. I would be a hermit living in a vast forest with no contact with the world at all. I’d be so sad, alone and I would have died in the same way … very sad and very alone..

I can’t imagine missing all the moments of love, beauty, magic and wonder… I would have missed it all if I had put up walls from past hurts.

Not meeting my bestest friends… would have also been missed if I had of put up walls and closed myself off to new friendships because of past friendships gone wrong.

If I had closed myself off to the world… I don’t think I could paint or create a thing… for what experiences would I be able to draw from except from pain and solitude?

My message today: Don’t be afraid to fall down… getting up and giving it your all is well worth a few scrapes and bruises along the way… LIVING is so much better than existing.

Many Blessings,

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Barriers and Walls

IMG_2171Today I want to take a moment to talk about barriers and walls that separate us.

A week or so ago I stumbled upon a website that bashed various people across the internet. They bashed people they clearly didn’t even know. They picked away at these people for no other reason than that the people listed on their site didn’t have the same beliefs as them… or that they didn’t do the same things they did… as if their way is the only way. My name was even on their list. They picked at my story about how I got my name, saying how it is more of an embarrassment and that I must ramble on non-stop, given my name. Then they went on to say my website was nothing more than a load of bad art. These are the things they said about me.. so you can imagine what they said of others.

These people don’t even know me but choose to bash me regardless. Wow! How can I sign up to their club? What a charmed life they must live. They have nothing better to do than search the net and find terrible words to write about others. It’s people like this that build barriers between us all.

I won’t do the same and  search them down to make fun of their name or the job that they do or the way they live their lives. To each their own. We all have a right to our own beliefs and or our own way of living as long as it harms none.

I just don’t see the good that they bring and I am saddened. I’ve never been one to care much about what others have to say about me. I do my thing and that’s just me. I have always been that way and will continue being me no matter what. I’m not perfect and never claimed to be. I make mistakes and I am as always a work in progress myself. But people I know and care about are listed and bashed and I just hope they never see what these people have written about them or at least if they do see it, I hope they don’t take it to heart.

On another note of the same…

I had a personal experience a couple of weeks ago where someone said to me that they thought I was a smart person until they found out about something I believed in. WOW! Just because my beliefs may differ from yours does not mean I’m stupid or any less of a person. Again… another wall built for no good reason at all.

My beliefs are mine and mine alone.. as yours are yours and yours alone..

I am not threatened by what you believe in as you shouldn’t be by what I believe in.

It’s just silly nonsense!

This world doesn’t need more walls and barriers … that’s one thing I do know!

Oh and btw .. yes I do sometimes ramble on …lol.. but hey that’s just me .. I have a lot to say. There are many stories in me and I like to share. Not embarrassed one bit by my name, I wear it proudly! 😛

I would like to leave you all with one thought today. As you go through your daily life, be careful not to judge too quickly and be kind not only in your actions but also in your words.

Today is “Say Something Nice Day”  so smile at everyone you pass and say something nice to someone you meet. You’ll not only brighten their world..  you’ll brighten yours as well.

Many blessings to everyone…