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Catching the Sunlight January 6, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Happiness, Mindfulness, Nature.
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Sunlight offers warmth in Winter.  It cajoles seeds to germinate in Spring.  It beckons us to emerge more fully in Summer. 

Sunlight sparkles across pristine mountain streams and lakes in Autumn, capturing and reflecting the red and gold hues of falling foliage dancing in the breeze. 

Sunlight inspires us to do more and be more.  It encourages us to race down snow-covered slopes in Winter, pack picnic baskets and plant seeds in Spring, and build sandcastles on the beach in Summer.

Sunlight urges us to pick apples in Autumn, capturing the red and gold orbs of crisp, juicy fruit in hungry grasp as we fill baskets with ease.

Sunlight reminds us to seize the day, notice the abundance of life, and act as a mirror . . . reflecting light and love to all we meet.

Need a reminder? 

Kathy (at Pocket Perspectives) has captured the sunlight with translucent suncatchers illustrated with positive affirmations and reflections.

And she wants to share them with us! 

To request a FREE suncatcher for your window or shower door:  Might Anyone Like A Suncatcher . . . To Light Up An Intention. 

Related post:  Weekend Theme ~ Sunshine (View from the Side)

Karma: The Great Cosmic Boomerang January 6, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Magick & Mystery.
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Trying to unravel the laws of karmic cause and effect can be confusing, especially to those of us who remain “in the dark,” unable to see its invisible threads weaving back and forth from “karmic debt” to “karmic payback.”

In that sense, we’re much like  blind men examining an elephant:

Wikipedia ~ Blind Men & An Elephant (in Public Domain)

* The blind man touching the elephant’s tail confidently cries, “It’s a snake.”
* The blind man who grabbed hold of its massive leg yells, “No!  It’s a tree.”
* The blind man holding onto the trunk laughs at them, “It’s a water spout!”
* The fourth blind man, standing by its ear, argues that the elephant is a fan.

Although none of them has sufficient perspective to correctly describe the elephant, each insists that the limited perspective they hold is correct.

Karma’s like that elephant.  Its complexity, as it accompanies us through life, and even from one lifetime to the next, makes it difficult to grasp.

It’s an Etch-A-Sketch recording our actions, omissions, and reactions . . . without allowing us to see the screen (except on rare occasions).

It’s a balance sheet in perpetual motion.

It’s a dutiful and persistent shadow that marks and mirrors our every move.

Karma is an invisible cosmic boomerang hurling through space, powered by our thoughts, words, and deeds.

Whatever we toss out there, returns to us . . . often when we least expect it.

Aah . . . that’s better!