Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

Archive for November, 2008

A Spiritual Riddle – Happy Thanksgiving from CordieB

 

I am what’s felt when we see a field of wild flowers on a crisp spring day;

I am how we feel when the doctor says everything will be ok;

I am the thought that is often felt when we wake up to a brand new day;

I am what is felt when we see "10 fingers and 10 toes"

I am that feeling of awe that comes from the beauty of spring’s first rose;

I am what is felt when we see the beauty of winter’s first snow;

I am what we feel when our child finally walks in after being out all night;

I am the emotion that one feels when the dark days have finally gave way to light;

I am what we feel when the Christmas hectic is finally over;

I’m that feeling of wonderment in finding a four leaf clover.

You may feel me when you look at the bright blue skies;

You may even feel me when you smell the aroma of grandma’s homemade apple pies;

I can be felt when the lights come on, and everyone in the room shouts "SURPRISE"

I’m that feeling of gratitude when the youngest child graduates from school;

I’m that sentiment some have when the kids know that drugs are really uncool;

You’ll probably feel me when the baby takes his first step;

And you certainly will feel me, if you still have good health and pep;

I am what’s felt when we sat down to the table to eat;

I am how we feel when our significant other rubs our aching feet;

I am the thought that is felt when we appreciate all the Joy in Living;

Who am I,

I am simply, Thanksgiving.

Written by:  CordieB especially for You.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Peace Reflects Peace!

Peace Reflects Peace - CordieB Image courtesy of Cordieb.

I was inspired to write the following after reading She Wolf Native’s blog entry today, entitled, "Yes, Virginia, There Can Be Peace! It really woke me up . . . I realized that I spend an enormous amount of time speaking and writing about world peace (and all that it entails). . . that I cause unpeace in those I speak about. . . also. . . I loose sight of my own peace at times.    So for the rest of the day . . . perhaps tomorrow too. . . i’m going to chill!
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Peace . . .

We wave peace signs high in the air;

picking and choosing crosses to bear

pointing fingers at his hatred or her sin

when will we find peace within ?

We hold them and those responsible…

for the world’s dire state of trouble

We spend so much energy on grandeur peace

that peace within has somehow ceased!

Is there peace in arguing ageless points

on wars, religion, do’s and don’ts…?

certainly there’s not peace in the heart of a man

who fights for peace with such disdain . . .

We fight for peace across the sea,

but can’t find peace inside the me!

So righteous we are; so patriotic;

yet our own homes; a mess. . . chaotic…

We’re arguing, fighting for human rights

causing ourselves and others peaceless, sleepless nights…

Let’s for one moment call a truce

Let’s find peace in accepting other’s views

Let us find our peace inside ourselves…

not diminish inner peace; stressing someone else

Perhaps if we all did this more often,

anxiety would lessen; all hearts would soften

It’s time to take a moment’s will..

sit back, relax, exhale and chill…

~By Cordie B.  — Peace Out!

Spiritual Art Sunday – Love Warms the Heart; Loves Frees the Soul

CordieB Creation - Click for Larger View

CordieB Creation - Click (then click again) for Larger View

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Available as prints, magnets, cups, mouse pads, greeting/note cards and more — comment me or email me if you’d like someting! Also, if you’d like something personal, hollah back! Of course, still comment regardless. . . I love your feedback and critique! And of course . . . I love YOU!

As always, Peace, Light and Love. . . CordieB.

This is a photo manipulation created in Photoshop.  The winter water scape was created by me in Bryce and retouched in photshop.  Stock models and brushes used to create this can be found below. . .

http://yana-stock.deviantart.com/art/Snow-Brushes-70739645

http://shoofly-stock.deviantart.com/art/Dove-Stock-35621827

http://falln-stock.deviantart.com/art/Chained-Female-Angel-Statue-2-20651906

http://xphotoshoperx.deviantart.com/art/Heart-Brushes-79629545

Reach Out, Cheer Up

This original blog entry was made on January 22, 2008.  It’s been now less than a year later and wow! – the person I was soliciting cheers for dreams are really coming true! I’m reposting this as a reminder of the wise saying. . . "This Too Shall Pass."    My friend, Sanity Found , was in the dump for weeks back in January 2008 – I had began to really worry about her.  I called upon your support to visit her blog and give her some cheer.  I remember that some of you did, Hayden , over there at the new "Through the Illusion" for one!  Ambe r, although she was not reading my blog at the time, kept a close eye on my young friend.   Folks!  our bubling burst of optimism, Sanity Found was really down for a few.  It was starting to scare me; and I really didn’t even know her – for real.    It’s been almost a year, and all of us have learned so much about life and many of us have become friends!  Many of you have seen the ups and downs I’ve been through and I’ve seen yours too!   So, people, here is living proof that just because life seems like it’s never fair today -never, ever give up.  Everything and all circumstances change.  And yes, This too Shall Pass !  Blessings to all.  All verbiage below are from the original posting.   God Bless. . .

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My friend SanityFound’s Rambling  has been in the dumps lately due to not being able to get a work visa for the UK.   Her sadness has gone on for quite a while.   Please drop her some encouragement or some good advice to get her jump started.   This is her picture for which she describes herself without words.   Such a young person should not let obstacles immobilize her.  But such is the mind oftentimes of the young and the not so young.  I’ve been there too.  In any event, give her a shout out! to help her regain her strength, courage, and wisdom.  Her blogg can be found at http://sanityfound.wordpress.com/

Sanity Found

Sanity Found’s list of Maybe’s are beautiful, mind provoking,  and inspiring.  Here’s a few to ponder. . .

Maybe. . we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

Maybe . . . when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don’t even see the new one which has been opened for us.

Maybe . . . it is true that we don’t know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don’t know what we have been missing until it arrives.

Maybe . . . the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Maybe . . . the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can’t go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches.

To read the entire collection of these inspirational "maybes" by Sanity Found’s Rambling, visit http://sanityfound.wordpress.com/2008/01/08/maybe/

Peace, Light and Love to You and Yours,

CordieB.