Portals to Heaven

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,

places to play in and pray in,

where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

John Muir

Photos: Stunning skies over  Llyn Celyn and Llyn Tegid, North Wales.

Believe It And It Is So

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Last night I dreamed I met the Earth Mother.  She spoke to me from inside a weeping willow tree. [Very symbolic!!] She sounded ancient, weary and sad. When I asked what I could do to help her, she answered: “Please…help my children.” “I will, Mother Earth. I will do whatever I can.”

Changing the world begins on a personal level, with us as individuals. As we begin to live from a higher state of consciousness, to become more aware and awake, we will see the world evolving right along with us. We will be preparing a new earth for our children and grandchildren, and for generations to come.

We must all play our parts in changing the destiny of our world. It will not happen without us. We tend to think that we humans can’t make a difference.  But we can!!  Because we are not just physical bodies. We have the Spirit, the Power, the Essence of the Great Creator living and breathing through our being. All things are possible to God/The Divine/The Great Spirit. He will ensure that all things are possible to us also. All we need do is believe that it is so. Our faith is a powerful catalyst for change.

Alice: “This is impossible.”
Mad Hatter: “Only if you believe it is.”

[Lewis Carroll]

Photos: Monochrome Moss Valley, Wrexham, North Wales 2014

There Is No Going Back Now

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHeading up the Great Orme in Llandudno by TramSDC12730-2

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAChanging trams at the Halfway Station

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAViews From the Top of the Orme on a Misty DaySAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASt Tudno’s Chapel

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe Ancient Copper Mine

I have lightened the following images of my  underground walk through the mine.  It was seriously dark in there with just a few dim lights along the way.  The tunnels were narrow and the ceilings were very low.   The floor was wet and slippery.

I am highly claustrophobic, so this was really about facing my fear of small dark places.  And it was scary!!  Several times I just wanted to turn around and run for my life!!

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By this time, after about twenty minutes of feeling my way  in almost complete darkness, I was really wishing I had never started.  The thought of being 18 metres below ground in these never-ending dank passageways was frightening.  But I was determined that I would see it through.  “There is no going back now,” I told myself firmly.  I seemed to have come a long way and I had no idea how much longer this would continue.

After a minute or two, I reached some stone steps and I breathed a sigh of relief.  “Well at least I’m heading upwards now,” I said aloud.

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Suddenly I saw a tiny glimmer of light up ahead and I quickened my stepSAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

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At last I was out in the open and I took a deep breath to steady myself.  On one hand I was trembling visibly, but on the other hand I was exultant.  “I did it, I did it,” I said aloud.  But I have to say I very much doubt I would ever do anything like that again!!

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Twenty minutes later I was back on the promenade.

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What an adventure!!

I have learned an important lesson from my scary escapade:

Wherever we want to go in life, if we keep on walking forward we will eventually reach our ultimate destination.  

Additionally, our world is evolving, moving forward to greater things, and we must move forward with it.  However scary the path becomes, however much we want to run away, we must have faith that we can succeed and that we will reach our desired destination. We are headed in the right direction. There is no going back now. 

“There are no limitations, except in the human mind.

 Keep hoping, keep believing, keep acting, keep moving forward,

and you will have your dream.”

Images: Llandudno, North Wales by Isabella Rose