The Magnet of Love

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Photographic Art:  Caernarfon Castle, North Wales.

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Notes from my journal this morning:

I dreamt I saw a large planet surrounded by innumerable small planets.  Each of the smaller planets was being held and drawn by the magnetic force of the large planet.

On awakening at 5.30am, I knew exactly what my dream meant:

“The large planet represents The Infinite, God, Providence, the Universe, The Source, The Great Spirit, The Divine – call it what you will.  It all amounts to the same thing: There is Something far greater than us, a Power beyond our imagination and comprehension.

This Power is drawing us from the darkness into the Light by the Great Magnet of LOVE.”

We Are Who We Believe We Are

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Photos: Winter at Trawsynydd Lake, North Wales.

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Excerpt From My Journal 12th April 2012

WE ARE WHO WE BELIEVE WE ARE.  All obstacles are only in the mind. There are no limitations apart from those the mind invents. If I believe in those limitations, if I truly believe that they are tangible and that they really do exist, then so they are, and so they do.

To believe in anything is to feed it, nourish it, strengthen it.  Believe in obstacles and they will bar the way.  Know, instead, that they are only fleeting inventions of the mind, and so they will be.

It is the lower mind that sets boundaries and puts limitations on our dreams.  The heart is forever free-thinking, willing to take chances, to live its dreams. 

We can change our destiny, and that of the world, by changing our thoughts and beliefs.  We can turn any situation around, because nothing is ever set in stone, even if it is written in the stars, and even if it has been prophesied for millennia.

Simply BE

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“We are human beings not human doings –

so let’s start acting like it by taking the time simply to BE

and appreciate the beauty of the world.”

Richard Branson

Images: Autumn at Llyn Mair, North Wales  October 2016

I Am Sailing, I Am Sailing…

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“Allow your mind to sail as if on a calm sea,

and you will get to port more quickly.”

Image: The Harbour at Porthmadog, N W Wales.

Pilgrimage Part 2: St Winefride’s Holy Well Chapel

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St Winefride’s Well Chapel is located in Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales.

The 15th Century chapel was built over the Well, with its crypt providing the vaulted arch ceiling to the Well chamber.

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The chapel stands adjacent to St James’s church.

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It was thought to have been built by order of Lady Margaret Beaufort (Lady Stanley, mother of Henry VII).

The chapel is kept locked but the key can be obtained for a £5 returnable deposit, from the custodian at St Winefride’s Holy Well Visitor Centre.

Link to Pilgrimage Part 1:

https://isabellarosephotography.net/2016/08/12/a-pilgrimage-to-st-winefrides-holy-well-part-1/

Link to Pilgrimage Part 3:

https://isabellarosephotography.net/2016/08/31/pilgrimage-part-3-st-james-church/

 

The Day of the Sun

Sun-day morning. Lovely!! I’m sitting here in my warm, comfortable bed, sipping a mug of strong, hot tea and counting my blessings. I’m dwelling on the beauty and goodness in the world.  It doesn’t mean that I don’t see the world’s pain, just that I choose not to focus upon it. For according to the Law of Attraction, we get more of what we focus on.  

I was listening to a recording last night on the teachings of the Indian guru, Paramahansa Yogananda [1893-1952]. He advocated forgiveness, kindness and compassion as being essentials for right living. These qualities stem from heart level, the core of our being.  As the wise King Solomon of Israel said: “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

The more we demonstrate these qualities in our lives, the closer we come to  the consciousness of the Master Jesus, who consistently chose to express these intrinsic values throughout his life, even when he was suffering the horrors of crucifixion.

When the disciple, Peter, asked Jesus if he should forgive others as many as seven times, Jesus replied that he should rather forgive seventy times seven. I don’t think that he was literally saying that we must forgive exactly 490 times, but rather that we should not put limitations on our forgiveness of others. 

There are no limitations to unconditional love, which only seeks the best for others, which constantly demonstrates unconditional forgiveness, kindness and compassion.

Sun-day. The day of the Sun. The special day for shining forth the warm rays of Light and Love from our hearts, to illuminate our beautiful world. As Mother Teresa said:“If you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

Bay of Tranquillity

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Tranquil body.  Tranquil mind.  Tranquil heart.

One of my all-time favourite places in North Wales, and I’m going back tomorrow!!

Photo: The harbour at Borth Y Gest, N W Wales.