... pieces of the past ...
Like all things we keep around us that which we connect to
We want reminders
We take photos to capture moments
We keep trinkets to capture memories ...
Each day begins femme in silence and contemplation
It begins with breath and allowing myself to really center on the day the time the way I am working towards my goals
But to have that I have many pieces set out on my altar that speak of special reminders
And this shawl is one of the most important.
It’s my grandmothers.
Who passed now some 4 years ago but who sits with me still
The key to this memory isn’t just her though
It connects me to my own mother. To nan. To her mother. And so on down the line
And it speaks to me of all their dreams ....
Not that I live to fulfill their dreams but there are times I see our dreams connected.
That’s when I place the shawl around me to meditate
That moment that I reconnect to a lineage of service
Of those in our family who have learnt and known and worked their way for this one to be present
And it’s an important reminder because I know that this path before me is also about my children. And where they will seek to go
All connected somehow by this shawl that links all pieces together
And tells me
It’s not just my journey
But a lineage journey that we walk
Carrying on certain aspects of how our lives can be of value to others through who we are
May you take a moment to recall deep connection to your lineage and ancestors and acknowledge their journeys place amongst your own ...
.... I am reminded ..... If we are paying attention life not only brings us lessons and teachings and healings
She not only brings us medicine and love to restore us
But she reminds us
I often have little animals find their way to me for love
I am reminded with this little ones presence of two things. Two important things.
One is that there is always more than us going on. And we need to remember this for a few reasons. More than us that needs time and attention and care. And more than us that life is working for in order to bring about balance and what’s good for all.
It reminds me that for my life to unfold in its right order so must many other lives around me in order for balance and Harmony to be found
The second thing it reminds me. Is of love. That we don’t need to identify species or colour. We do t need to know any more of this little soul other than it is life seeking love. Seeking protection and compassion and healing.
Nothing else is relevant. What he is. What he will be. Is of no importance when asking or seeking love.
May we all find reminders of the greatness of life. Of her teachings. And of her compassionate ways for each of us to be of service .....
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Last post of Mass for a little while, going to archives for some left coast shots...
.... constant change ...
Things are constantly moving. And changing.
I remind myself of this as often as I can
I try to look for the changes
Nature is always obliging
It shows us how every moment change is occurring
And that we survive through it
We continue through it
That there’s nothing to fear in change
Nor anything to stress over when change comes to us
That it is simply change
Embracing it means we are moving and flowing with life
Struggling is our resistance to this and it only depletes our energy
We cannot ever go against what is
Is the flow we must work with or move to a whole new current
Each day by allowing myself to see change it reminds me how to work with it
How to allow it
Every moment offering something new
I will even make changes to things that are very visual to remind me that I’ve made changes this day ...
May we always find a path to accepting change
So our life is forever in flow ...
and so we begin with love.
Allowing it to be within us and around us.
Allowing it to float by. ...
To be felt.
To be experienced.
To be touched
To be known ....
Connecting with it
Allowing it to be in our life
In our heart
In our connections
Not fearing it
But opening to it
May our eyes open to seeing the love all around us
May we know it’s joy
May we know it’s purpose
May we know it’s depth
Tal vez, el maldito amanecer
No llegue cuando se acabe la noche...
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.... fountains of flow ....
Some mornings when I wake I turn the water feature on straight away
It reminds me
And reconnects me to flow
As I sit to meditate I can hear the bubble and gurgling of the water
And I can stay in a mindset of allowing flow
I am grateful for the reminder
It gives me a chance to just stop
Definitely no answers
Just whatever comes
Allowing whatever is
We forget the power of this
We spend a lot of time trying to control things
Trying to be the master in command a lot of he time
Still holds the current. ..
We can use our will to direct our way through the current
Through the rapids
Into our own ravines
Controls the current
And it’s great to just allow every now and then
Allow that current to take us a little
To lay back into her and float
What a gorgeous feeling to begin a weekend
May your days find freedom in the floating on the current of life
.... shadow work ....
Such important work
And you’ll find plenty of experts out there to wade through
Shadow work is some of the most important work we can ever do
And it’s never done
We are of dark and light
And in recognizing this our work is always a daily space of observing
Where our dark and light falls
The greatest advice I give on this kind of work is two fold
One. Never go it alone ...
Shadow work is deep work and should always be supported and nurtured.
It is not something you play with if you truly want to work to the crux of it.
So take someone with you. Preferably a professional ..
THe second. Don’t fear it
Don’t try to dodge it or avoid it
Yes it’s deep yes it’s dark
But until we learn to accept these sides of who we are we can never move to greater light
The dark is always our ladder to the light
It is always the work that opens us a tiny bit more
It’s the work that cracks us free to greater connections and greater living
This new moon was a perfect time for me to look at more of the darkness within me
To see these aspects allowed me greater release before stepping into a new contract of connection
Honouring both our dark and light
Embracing our shadow without shame or guilt or fear
Is truly an enriching process not to be ignored
Especially on the path to self love ...
To really love oneself we must learn to love all aspects of who we are.
In this we shape and mold what’s to come
May we all today breathe into our darkness to find the ladders to greater light
..... love notes ....
To end my day of love yesterday I left some notes for me to wake to
Notes that remind me that I care
That I love who I am
All of me
Notes that remind me to stay with my dreams that I believe in me
A note reminding me that I can do this. That I can achieve and manifest the life I dream of
That universe has my back
That it too seeks for me to have his life and to serve. ...
Love is greater than one day
It is all day every day
Love is far more profound than chocolates and flowers
And more than anything
It’s reminding ourselves the love and joy we hold for our own self
Little notes of love
To remind me
That my love is the very base of how this will all begin
.... our footprints ...
I hadn’t looked at my footprint until yesterday as I walked from the wet grass onto the boardwalk
It dawned on me that few of us know our footprints
It may seem a strange thought to want to see them
But I realized what was to be found in them
Like how softly i tred the earth
Like how much of myself i place into each step
Like the shape of my steps
And then I began to think about the footprints i am leaving behind that i don’t even know
The ones that are imprinting life
The ones that are imprinting and impacting on you on my children ...
The way in which we are walking this earth and our journey is marked through our footprints
It got me thinking how unaware we are in this
It made me step back and actually think about this
It asked me to take a longer moment to think about this
How am I impacting life?
What am I sharing
What am I showing
What am I teaching
What am I being
All of this is within my footprint
The way I walk my path ...
May we spend a moment this morning with breath to think about the way in which we are imprinting our lives into the lives of those around us and the ongoing eternal life ...
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[ENG] Before reading this, note the after and the before the editing of these two images with @lightroom. This is the perfect example of what you should NOT do when you take a photograph: tilt the horizon. A friend made this picture for me while I photographed Hiroshima Castle. A friend who is not a photographer and with a cell phone with a bad camera. Do not you think I'm falling? 😂 Of course, not everyone needs to know photography and have a good camera. But, if you are starting to learn photography... This is your rule number one. •
[ESP] Antes de leer esto, observa el después y el antes de la edición de ambas fotos con @lightroom. Este es el ejemplo de perfecto de lo que NO debes hacer cuando tomas una fotografía: inclinar el horizonte. Una amiga me hizo esta foto mientras yo fotografiaba el Castillo de Hiroshima (una amiga que no es fotógrafa y con un móvil con una cámara mala). A qué parece que me estoy cayendo a la izquierda? Creo que esta imagen vale mil palabras. 😂
Obviamente, no todo el mundo necesita saber fotografía y tener una buena cámara. Pero si estás empezando a aprender fotografía... esta es tú regla número uno. •
📸Ángela Millán. •
Вот чем заняться в выходные проблем совсем нет. Все ближайшие праздники уже забиты, маршруты размечены, гостиницы забронированы. Проблема как успеть в кучу мест за маленькую поездку😥😥😥 впихнуть невпихуемое🏞️🛣️🚐
...... anything is possible ...
As I stood on the balcony to breathe this morning before meditation
I sat my new mug down
My ‘make it happen ‘ mug
The one I bought myself after a meeting talking about new directions new possibilities.
Make it happen ..
Make them happen
The road is no different to any of our dreams
It feels awkward it feels challenging it feels heavy some days
It feels impossible some days
And it’s so important to remind ourselves that anything is possible
That we have no idea the shape of this life
The shape the universe will deliver possibilities.
And we must allow ourselves to remain open to all of them
That we leave doors and windows open for all opportunities to enter
That our wildest craziest more daring dreams can be real
Anything is possible
If we make it happen
If we keep walking everyday towards the dreams becoming reality
That anything is possible
May we all hold faith in the possibility of our dreams
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[ENG] This photo is terrible but very special to me. A friend took a picture of me in the house of the samurai Nomura, in the Samurai neighborhood of Kanazawa. The one that appears in the image is me and the photo was taken with a mobile phone (with a regular camera). Photographically it is bad, the perfect example of what not to do. The friend who did it, doesn’t know about photography, I just wanted her to take a picture in one of the rooms of the Nomura House. Why? Because I wanted to be in a samurai neighborhood, I love it. Influences of watching anime and manga 😁. Sometimes a bad photograph, leaves more good memories than another that is perfect. And this is the case.
[ESP] Esta foto es terrible pero muy especial para mi. Me la hicieron en la casa del samurai Nomura, en el barrio samurai de Kanazawa. La que aparece en la imagen soy yo y me la hicieron con un móvil con una cámara... regular, fotográficamente es mala, el ejemplo perfecto de lo que no hay que hacer. La amiga que me la hizo no sabe de fotografía, solo quería que me hiciera una foto en una de las salas de la Casa Nomura. ¿Por qué? Porque quería estar en un barrio samurai, me encanta. Influencias de ver tanto anime y manga😁. A veces una imagen fotográficamente mala, deja más recuerdos buenos que otra que es perfecta. Y este es el caso. •
📸Ángela Millán. •
.... what we allow ....
It’s interesting to realise that our life is created on what we allow
Down to every minute
That what we either allow or deny creates us. ...
In all forms
What we allow in our mind
In our mouth
In our bodies
In our hearts
In our soul
It becomes us by experience or by story
I am curious this morning as I allow myself to lounge longer on the bed to take in the view
I am curious as to how this simple act dominates so much of our life
How if we became more conscious of our life and living we would be more aware of what we are allowing
How our state of unconscious disconnect allows us to continue with habits or routines or thoughts or ways that are damaging us ...
How if we can learn to listen to our bodies our hearts our minds with a greater desire to connect and love we would allow ourselves more meaning and inner peace
We would be allowing our life to be the experience we desire every moment
We would be responding and not reacting
We would be feeling intuitively
We would be attuning to life
What can we allow I to our lives today that is going to create a new beginning
What can we allow in our life today that’s going to create greater health and wellness
What can we allow today that is going to bring us closer to love and joy ...
May you find yourself allowing moments of breath and connection today. ...
#loveday the moment love captures our hearts we must grasp it in our memories and allow it to fill our being. Then everyday recall these moments so that we are filled with the joy of love and life always #lovemoment#ofthegods