Breathing in, nice and slow…

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There is something in the quiet magnitude of the above image, which left me breathing in, nice and slow…..

The strong “out breath” of creative geniuses and special souls spiralling their way up to heaven in this 2016 New Year, has been a deeply revealing process……


I am certain there is a Party planned Upstairs 😉


And they are all, not doubt, having a ball!!


So what is it in those of us left behind, that cannot quite muster the ecstatic level of enthusiasm that anyone crossing the threshold might inspire?


In the hum drum of every day life, this is the contemplation I take with me into Tuesday night’s “Candlemas”….


I hold all those departed, departing, or delivered and living in the limitation of breath & body here on our planet, in my prayers and thoughts in these Transition Times.


Much love to all ~


and may February bring the Leap Year Magic we all so readily deserve 😉


with both feet planted firmly on this terra-firma….


in healing to all –


Rain & Co.


reprise ~ Darkness is your Candle

in the famous words of our beloved Rumi:

“What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.

Your boundaries are your quest.”

tonight i go swimming in the sprinkling tides by a nearby lagoon (Nature’s Valley)

where the recent influx of microbial life “die off” caused a surge of phosphorescence in the waters by night…

a magical, twinkling, shimmery radiance greets our wonder as “light” erupts all about…

this paradoxical “life-death-life” scene, pulses its rhythm, accumulated now by the tides…

beating through darkness, the nature of our movement enhances the coalesce of this marvel in our sights…..

thus emerges my lesson, “on living and dying” from phosphorescence….

#nightswimming #lessonsfromthetides #timeandrhythm #thisthingcalledlife


New Year’s Day Threshold ~ The Doors



Blessings on the Close of 2015 ~ May Prosperity Shine Bright upon the Gates of Fate as we Open Now to 2016! ¸.•°*✫*♡.•°*✫* ‪#‎closingonecycle‬‪ #‎welcominganother‬ ‪#‎TheDoors‬


One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.
Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.
Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden?
You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.
You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that.
But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister.
Everyone is finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.
Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.
That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home.
Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.
Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them.
Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.
Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.
Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.
Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.”
Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back.
Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need.
This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.
Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.
Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust.
Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.”

Paulo Coelho ¸.•°*✫”•*•°*✫•*

 Aho! And Amen. To 2016 ~ And So It Is.
Rain M.
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