Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Time is Now...


"There is no better time than now. 
The time to live is now. The time to dream is now.
 The time to imagine and forget the past is now. The time to shine is now. 
The time to bleed, sweat and determine yourself for the things you want most is now. 
The time is here now."

Unknown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Decide...


"A decision is a manifestation. 
A decision is your liberty. 
A decision is your God given power."

Angela Gwinner

All you have to do is... Decide.

It's the secret of the secret's secret. And the foundation of your manifestations.

Much Loves,

Angela.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Be Magic...


"I want to be magic. 
I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. 
I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. 
I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. 
I don't want to pretend at magic anymore. 
I want to be magic."

Charles de Lint

Be Magic. Abracadabra. Be Magic.

Much Loves,

Angela.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ask and Feel...


"Ask the question. Feel the answer."

Angela Gwinner

Trust your intuition. Trust that little voice.

Go into the sensation.

Go into the power of that instinct you were once born with.

It's never about knowing the answer. It's about feeling the answer.

Because deep within, you know... Trust yourself.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Embrace Your Heart...


"My wish for you is that you feel the full breath of possibility. That you feel your fears and act anyway. That you listen to what is calling you. That you find the sacred in the ordinary. And that love and kindness always embrace your heart."

Kelly Rae Roberts

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Follow Your Heart...


"Follow your heart. 
And you can dance along the way,  trip, stumble, leap or crawl. 
Follow your heart. It knows the way."

Angela Gwinner

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lovers of Life...


"When lovers of life get ready to dance,
the earth shakes and the sky trembles."

Rumi

Let the earth shake today... Let the skies tremble.

Be a Lover of Life...

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Hopers and The Dreamers.


"I am and always will be the optimist. 
The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams."

Matt Smith

And I know I'm not the only one...

This is for all the hopers. And all the dreamers.

The believers. And the makers and the shakers.

This is for us.


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A Woman's Best Friend...


"When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier."

Diane von Furstenberg 



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Your Time. Your Life.


"You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself, is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It's not like you have forever. So don't waste any of your seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away."

C. Joybell C.

All You Can...


"Do all the good you can. 
By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. 
And in all the places you can. 
At all the times you can. To all the people you can. 
And as long as ever you can."

John Wesley

Life is Short...


"Life is Short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that ever made you smile."

Paulo Coelho

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Says Love...


It is what it is, says Love...

"It is madness, says reason.
It is what it is, says love.
It is unhappiness, says caution.
It is nothing but pain, says fear.
It has no future, says insight.
It is what it is, says love.
It is ridiculous, says pride.
It is foolish, says caution.
It is impossible, says experience.
It is what it is, says love."

Erich Fried

Monday, September 8, 2014

Those Angels...


"Angels come in many forms. if you are waiting for the white winged, fluffy, newly laundered ones, you might miss the kick-ass muddy angels who literally move things along in useful ways."

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Your Crown... Your Greatness...


"Always wear your invisible crown".

Unknown

What if...


"What if our religion was each other, If our practice was our life and if prayer our words? What if the temple was the Earth, if forests were our church and if holy waters were the rivers, lakes, and oceans? What if meditation was our relationships, the teacher was life and wisdom was knowledge? What if love was the center of our being?"

Ganga White



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Women...


"Women are meant to be loved, 
not to be understood."

Oscar Wilde
It simply must be said.

And I couldn't resist.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Whispered the Heart...


"'It is impossible.' said pride. 'It is risky.' said experience.
'It is pointless.' said reason. 'Give it a try.' whispered the heart."

Unknown

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Beautiful Manifesto...


"I want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plains. Trust my instincts. Let my curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres. Sleep with unfamiliar stars. And let the journey unfold before me."

The Maptia Manifesto

All I can say is yes to these words.

All I can say is beautiful to these words.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Everything Will Be All Right...


"Everything will be all right in the end. 
And if it is not all right, then it is not yet the end."

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Ask...


 "Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it."

Maya Angelou

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Love Yourself... It's a Revolution.


"I love myself. The quietest, simplest, 
most powerful revolution ever."

Nayyirah Waheed 

Today. Start a revolution.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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One Step. The First Step.


"The journey of a thousand miles 
begins with one step."

Lao Tzu

Start. Walking.

Bring yourself back into that essence and intuition of your first step as a child.

Nothing was able to hold you back.

It was instinct. It was curiosity.

And without knowing or understanding, you simply fought to take those steps.

Determined. And not submitting to fear.

That wasn't a word in your vocabulary.

You simply knew that you wanted to walk. To take that step.

As though there was a pull of the heart.

And even when you fell, you sat stunned for a moment.

But only for a moment. There may have been a few tears.

How quickly were those forgotten?

All you wanted to do was to stand up again. And to take another step.

Because you knew no other way.

Didn't you have a beautiful stubborness as a child?

And didn't you have a gorgeous faith and trust as a child?

You didn't question. You didn't doubt.

You simply responded to a pull, and a call and an urge...

To an instinct and an intuition.

And it is time to do that again.

Bring yourself back into that essence and intuition of your first step as a child.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Our Lives...


"Our lives are not as limited as we think they are. The world is a wonderfully weird place. Consensual reality is significantly flawed. No institution can be trusted, but love does work. All things are possible and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously."

Tom Robbins

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Two Roads...


"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. That has made all the difference."

Robert Frost

Let this be our story in life...

Let this be our grace and courage.

One of the most powerful, personal and passionate quotes for me...

Words that have accompanied me for years.

Words that have accompanied me over oceans and miles.

And today, I needed to hold these words in my heart once again.

Much Loves,

Angela.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Hug the World Today...


"The recommended daily requirement for hugs. 
Four hugs a day for survival, eight hugs a day for maintenance. 
And twelve hugs a day for growth."

Virginia Satir 

The world needs more hugs. And it starts with us.

How many hugs can you give today?

To friends and strangers and lovers and all.

Yourself included.

Much Loves, and with a hug of course...

Angela.

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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