Sunday, August 31, 2014

You and the Stuff of Stars...


"There is a flame of magic inside every stone and every flower, every bird that sings and every frog that croaks. There is magic in the trees and the hills and the river and the rocks, in the sea and the stars and the wind, a deep, wild magic that is as old as the world itself. It is in you too, my darling, and in me, and in every living creature, be it ever so small. Even the dirt I am sweeping up now is stardust. In fact, all of us are made from the stuff of stars."

Kate Forsyth

The Free Soul...


"The free soul is rare, but you know that soul when you meet it, 
because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them."

Charles Bukowski

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Be The Person...


"Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person."

R. Buckminster Fuller

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Decide. Simply Decide.



"Decide. Simply decide. 
Listen to your instinct. That first little thought within. 
That little voice we so often dismiss. Trust it. Honour it. 
And everything else perfectly falls into place."

Angela Gwinner

There is such a beautiful liberty in making a decision. Declaring a choice. And it's your God given power as well.

Deepak Chopra once said, "If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience."

A decision brings clarity. Not only in the sense of seeing and knowing, but making a decision and declaring it, also clears the path before you. When you make that decision, it is as though you are setting the destination in your navigation, and life starts to lead the way. Sometimes with the short cuts, sometimes with the scenic route. Occassionally there's a traffic jam, but relax... The destination still hasn't changed. And sometimes, you don't know what that reason is good for either... So just take a deep breath.

I hold two beliefs. The one being that life and our destiny sit in the driver's seat and lead the way. But I also believe, that life quite often likes to be told, with a clarity, where it is that we want to go. Call it your personal taxi driver. 

We make so many decisions through out the day. And we make those decisions without thinking, simply responding to our need or our want. Think of it as standing at the coffee bar and giving your order. If you smile, decide that you want a latté macchiatto, and say the magic word thank you, do you start to fear and doubt that they might serve you an espresso? Or even serve you at all?

No. You carry on with your conversations, pick a place to sit, let your mind wander to a pleasant thought. You carry on with life knowing that your latté macchiatto will arrive.

And that's the way it is with life. A decision is a manifestation. And it is a liberty. And it is a God given power.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Return to Love...






How many of you have read the book, "A Return to Love", by Marianne Williamson?

I believe this is the most powerful, and the most passionate book I have ever read. And I could possibly write you a novel myself of books that have inspired my life and also influenced my life. But this book I believe, would be a chapter in that novel itself.

And it is a book I dearly recommend to all of you that have not yet read it. And it is a book I dearly recommend to all of you that have once upon a time ago read it, to take it in your hand and take it in your heart and read it again.

Sometimes I lovingly consider this book to be a dear friend. It so dearly embraced me.

I have this book on by bedside table. Often enough I find myself, simply opening a page. Intuitively. Instinctively. And it's never a coincidence that I find the words and read the words that I most needed to read again, to be reminded again.

And it is not just a book to read if you're in a hardship or suffering from a loss or an illness. Rather it is also a book to read when everything feels like it is just perfectly in place, this is a book that can strengthen you all the more.

So Marianne... This is me saying thank you. For a gift you've given the world. This is me saying thank you. For the lives you have touched. This is me saying thank you. For the inspiration you have given me. And the beautiful difference you have made.

This is a return to love.

And that's what I'm giving each of you... Right here. Right now.

Love.

Angela.

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Dear God...


"Dear God,
make me the person You would have me be that I might do what You would have me do. Make of my life the most beautiful thing by reminding me who I am. 
Amen."

Marianne Williamson 

A beautiful prayer. A powerful prayer.

And every now and then, a prayer can change a day.

And every now and then, a prayer can change a life.

Much Loves,

Angela.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dear You...


Dear You...

"May you give yourself permission to trust your voice, 
step into your power. And know that what you are doing matters."

Kelly Rae Roberts

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dare to Imagine...


"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, 
bearing within him the image of a cathedral."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Imagine. Bring beautiful life to your imaginations.

There is always a purpose and a passion in your dreams.

And quite often, that purpose and passion are one and the same.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Your Desired Path...


"No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have a unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Persist and persevere, your desired path remains possible."

Brad Gast

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Celebrate Yourself...


"When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside."

Joel Osteen

Be Happy...


"Be happy. It is one way of being wise."

Colette

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I Can Do My Bit...


"I do not want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can't change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit. And exactly that, I will."

Charles de Lint

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Life is My Guru...


"Life is my Guru, constantly teaching me what I need to know. 
Placing exactly who and what I need in my life to grow as a soul."

Melanie Koulouris

Success...


"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, 
and liking how you do it."

Maya Angelou

Monday, August 18, 2014

Miracles...


"Anytime we think with love, we attract a miracle. 
Anytime we think without love, we deflect a miracle."

Marianne Williamson

Let the World See You...


Let the world beautifully see you today...

"People can't see our heart, they can only see what we do."

Joyce Meyer

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The First Step...


"The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don’t want. Taking the first step forward is always the hardest. But then each step forward gets easier and easier. And each step forward gets you closer and closer until eventually, what had once been invisible starts to be visible. And what once felt impossible starts to feel possible."

Karen Salmansohn

This quote is a very dear and personal one to me.

I still remember the first time I ever read it. It felt like a Godsent message. And I hope, that's what it becomes for someone else today too. That little reminder, that you can take that first step.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Explore. Dream. Discover.


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor and catch the winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain

My wish for you today...

Explore. Dream. And discover.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Bring on the Wonder!


"Bring on the Wonder!"

Angela Gwinner

Are you ready? I know I am.

And if you are ready too, then write it beautifully below...

"I am ready."

Proclaim it. Declare it. Shout it out.

I know I am ready to find the wonders. Hunt them high and low.

I am ready to be the wonder, for myself, a friend or a stranger.

I am ready to create them and celebrate them.

Each and every wonder.

"Bring on the wonder! Bring them on!"

Much Loves, 

Angela.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Words and Echos and Legacies...


"Your words are your voice. 
Your actions are your echo. 
And your life is your legacy."

Angela Gwinner

The Time is Now...


"The time is now. To fall in love. To begin. 
To dance in the streets. To shine. 
To show yourself to the world. 
To trust yourself."

Angela Gwinner

Today is the day. Now is the moment.

No more holding back. No more waiting.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Words and Ideas...


"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas 
can change the world."

Robin Williams

This quote is very personal to me.

It embodies the intention and philosophy of My Beautiful Words.

It embodies my own personal intention and philosophy.

And these words, are written on my wall.

Like a heartprint, simply to remind me, each and every day.

Bless you Robin.

Travel safe you precious soul.

Much Loves,

Angela.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Spread Love...


"Spread love everywhere you go. 
 Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

Mother Teresa

Walk Your Path...


"You weren‘t given your feet to walk in someone else‘s footsteps.
You were given your feet to walk your own path."

Angela Gwinner

Trust yourself. Listen to your intuition.

It'll lead the way. Your intuition is the most powerful compass you can have.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Climbing Mountains...


"You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you have climbed a mountain."

Tom Hiddleston


Step by step. Because each step matters.

You might stumble now and then. Leap now and then.

Sometimes even dance a step now and then.

But never lose your intention.

Step by step. Because each step matters.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Begin to Live...


"Begin to live as though your prayers are already answered."

Anthony Robbins

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Words and Actions...


"Love. Trust. Rest. Play. Touch. Desire. Laugh. Become. 
Coffee. Nap. Speak. Listen. Give. Receive. Live."

Angela Gwinner 
Words for a Sunday.

Actions for a perfect day.

Much Loves,

Angela.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Let Your Soul Dance...


"I wish to live a life that causes my soul
to dance within my body."

Dele Olanubi 

This could very much be, the purpose and definition of life...

What a beautiful thought. What a beautiful intention.

Much Loves,

Angela.

Happiness of the Pursuit...


"We should concern ourselves not so much with the pursuit of happiness, 
but with the happiness of the pursuit."

François Lelord

Excerpt from the book
"Hector and the Search for Happiness"

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Beauty and Necessity...


"Find a way to make beauty necessary.
Find a way to make necessity beautiful."

Anne Michaels

Perfection...


"There is perfection in imperfection."

Angela Gwinner

I know I need this reminder myself today.

And I tend to think, I'm probably not the only one.

It is our little imperfections, that make us so unique.

Like no other. A one of a kind. And once in a lifetime.

Our imperfections are what make us the Mona Lisa's of the world.

Yes, I know I need this reminder myself today.

And I tend to think, I'm probably not the only one.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stepping Stones...


"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

Johnny Cash

Just an Opinion...


"Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. 
Impossible is not a declaration. It is a dare. 
Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. 
Impossible is nothing."

Muhammad Ali

Surprise the World...


"Surprise the world with your glorious Heart."

Angela Gwinner

PS. It often doesn't take much.

It is about being yourself. And showing yourself.

Just the way you are.

With your beautifully crazy dreams. Your hopes.

And those edges and curves, cracks and scars and all.

"Surprise the world with your glorious Heart."

Much Loves,

Angela.


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Knock Knock...


"That’s the way it is with dreams. They scratch at your door. You see them through the peep hole. A stray dream looking for a home. You think it might go away if you ignore it. Wrong. It’s still there when you open the door, smiling. And waiting for you."

Monique Duval

Open the door when your dreams knock.

Say hello, invite them in. It's the beginning of a beautiful adventure.
 
Much Loves,

Angela.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Carve Your Dreams...


"I saw the angel in the marble 
and carved until I set him free."

Michelangelo

Believe in what you see and feel in your heart, and in your dreams.

Then set it free, for the world to see.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Believe...


"Believe in your dreams. Believe in today. Believe that you are loved. Believe that you make a difference. Believe we can build a better world. Believe when others might not. Believe there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you might be that light for someone else. Believe that the best is yet to be. Believe in each other. Believe in yourself. Because I believe in you."

Kobi Yamada

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Hurricanes of Love...


"Your loss will be met with a hurricane of love."

Susan Saradon

My Wish for You...


"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart."

Maya Angelou

Friday, August 1, 2014

Your Magic Wand...


"Your word is your magic wand. 
The words you speak create your own destiny."

Florence Scovel Shinn

Today, cause magic.

With each and every word... Magic.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Learning and Teaching...


"By learning you will teach. 
By teaching you will learn."

Latin Proverb


Beautiful inspiration for life.

What will you teach today? What will learn today?

Much Loves,

Angela.

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