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WHAT WOULD YOU DO…

What would you do if you knew you could not lose?  If you knew that whatever you tried or wanted to accomplish, would not fail.  The possibilities are limitless.  I ask you this question  because I know if you knew you could not fail at anything you tried, you would try just about anything your heart desired.  Am I correct up to this point? Okay, now it gets a bit more difficult.  I want you to sit somewhere quiet (when you have the chance) and Imagine how you would feel if you knew you would never fail.  Now, I want you to take that feeling, memorize it and be able to recall it at will.  In this way you can use this feeling of power…of never failing, you complete every task within your day as though you would never fail.  Wouldn’t this just be the best confidence booster of all?  Imagine how little stress you would have in your day if you approached each and every task in this manner…with no apprehension, no dread, no worry…approached it as though it were a challenge with a prize i

WHAT I NOW KNOW…

I sat there, staring out the window at the majestic trees and vast sky, enraptured by nature’s beauty, and all at once a clarity washed over my entirety…entirely; a clarity so translucent it could be seen only with my soul and not my eyes.  As I am a person without parents, a virtual, yet literal orphan, I find myself, even at this age, seeking  out souls to feed my maternal and paternal voids.  I care not about what others think of me, of their views and judgments upon my life.  My true friends know this of me…they know that I will not be controlled, nor will I let myself ever again fall below my own expectations.  They will gently guide me through my darkness's and push me toward my victories.  I have learned to rise above earthly judgments and illusions of control and to embrace who I am, no matter the trials of that decision, for I can only be worthy of myself and worthwhile to those who need me if I am true to this choice and realization.  I have always known that my true ca

MERRY CHRISTMAS...

Merry Christmas to all of you who are so wonderful to read and follow my blog. May your Christmas and/or holiday season be happy, healthy and blessed and may your new year be positive and healing.

LOVE FOR LIFE...

LOVE FOR LIFE (c) Kimberly Miller 12/20/2014 As I lay me down to sleep... Into my head they will not creep... Negative thoughts about my life... To cause me worry, pain and strife... I live in atrophy, a constant change... And sometimes my head feels quite deranged... But when I learn to heed the signs... Up the ladder I can climb... Into the world of joy and bliss... I fall no more into abyss... My path to aid my fellow man... Is where I'm headed, fast as I can... I will not stop and turn around... My love for life is newly found.

A CALM SEA...

"A calm sea never made a skilled sailor," now this is a quote that pertains to life as a whole.  I am always looking for quotes that help to reflect the journey to one's spiritual path and this quote just reminded me about balance, which is what life is all about.  In other words, a sailor could never become a skilled sailor without the ups and downs of the rough seas, the torrential storms and the rogue waves.  If he/she were to have only smooth sailing during the course of training, this is one particular sailor I would not relish at the helm.  I wonder where we all get the idea that life "should" be happy and "should" be perfect all the time (by the way I despise the word "should."  It is one of the most harmful words on the planet).  We are guaranteed nothing as we enter this world, with the exception of the chance to give it a go and learn along the way.  There is another quote I love that, "Only the strong survive."

BLIND FAITH...

(c) 2014 K. Miller -  Light Display at Shoreacres Botanical Gardens Blind faith...is there anything more unsettling than not knowing what is going to happen?  I think about how brave it must have been for Christopher Columbus (or anyone before him who did not gain his fame), to have set sail toward the horizon not knowing for sure that he wasn't going to fall right off the side of the world, as it was thought to be in those days.  What courage that took.  There is a saying that goes, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important."  I love that.  To me, that is what blind faith is all about; having the courage to trust that we are here for a reason and that what is to be...is to be.   We have the illusion of control, and to some extent we have control on small levels, but on large levels, the ones that make the biggest changes in our lives, we aren't the pilots or even the co-pilots, we are just along for th

THE MOST WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT…

This year I have been blessed with so much and I am so grateful.  One of the nicest Christmas gifts I could hope for was granted to me this past week…a visit from a very dear friend who flew in from out of state to spend 5 wonderful days with me.  We got to know each other even more than we have in the past…I showed her my spiritual spots in Oregon thus far and she shared her wisdom and laughter with me.  I don’t think I have laughed that much in a very long time.  To her I will always be grateful that she took time out of her busy schedule to come and see me.  I hope she knows how much I love her and how much I appreciate that her presence was the best Christmas present I have had in a very long time (with exception to my son of course).

ONE STEP FORWARD…

You know the saying, “One step forward, two steps back?”  I know along the journey it must be necessary for this to occur so that the desired results come on gradually as opposed to all-at-once, which could be difficult for our psyches to grasp in a healthy manner, but damn sometimes it can be the most frustrating part.  I feel as if I am making great progress and then it seems that all in one day I lose sight of the things I have learned and the progress I have made.  I am having trouble with my memory as of late, and I wonder if it is post-menopausal.  The research I have done states that memory loss is a symptom, however I didn’t think it would make me feel most often as though I were losing sight of everything, including my progress on my spiritual path. With all I had recently overcome in order to make the move to Oregon, it is of the utmost importance to me that the things I learned along the way, especially spiritually, remain deeply imbedded not only in my soul and my life, b

WHAT IF…

(One of my art pieces) Are you, or someone you know, one of those people who are always asking the question, “What if…?”  If you are, then we need to fine-tune your thought process.  I used to be the first person to ask that detrimental question…so much so that I freaked myself out to the point of having to take anti-anxiety medication just to get through the day.  If you or someone you know are in the habit of asking this question, even once daily, then you need to understand that that is a very unhealthy habit.  You cannot be free of stress until you realize that “what if,” takes care of itself.  There is no such thing as “what if.”  There either is, or there isn’t.  When you ask this question, you project into the future and no one knows what the future holds for you, at least not anyone in this realm (albeit there are those rare people who can predict but even they don’t ask “what if,” because they know).  Once I took a long look at this habit and how badly it was affecting m

HEY YOU…

YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO…

How many times in life have you heard the phrase,   “You have to learn...,” followed by words like,        “...how to say no,” or “...that you have a choice,” or “...a trade before you can have a career.”  I could go on because this phrase can be used in so many   contexts throughout your lifetime, but you get the  picture.  About the time in my life that I realized I had heard  this phrase for the umpteenth time, I finally realized  it was a message being sent to me over and over  again...about how to live.  I realized that even at my age, I had a lot to learn and that I needed to apply  the things I learned in the past to my present day life as well.  I am now hyper-conscious of the things that life is teaching me and  the fun part, and often the hard part, is learning how to apply these things to daily living because often there is so much to apply at once.  I then realized that if we take the things we learn each day and do our  best to learn where, when and how to apply them  qu

NEW PICTURES…GREAT TIMES!!!

I didn’t get the best shot of this tree but I was sitting in a parking lot and felt like I was being stared at.  Then I realized this tree had a lot of eyes. It is mushrooming season.  How I have missed seeing them growing in the wild. I took this of a leave in front of my truck in the rain at three in the morning. This came out a bit blurry but I love this particular farm…I love all of the local farms I was enamored by the leftover leaves in this maple tree against the already winter-bared trees behind it. I love the the Chosin bridge in Mangus park. Look at the seagull on top of the tree…lol Last night I got to go to see the famous lights at the botanical gardens in Shoreacres Park, right above the beach.  This is the only place on the entire Western coastline that does this every year at Christmas time.  The pictures cannot even capture the awe.  Click on any of the pictures to enlarge them. They had lights under the water in the pond to look like koi fish.  I didn