Speak To Me


Speak to me in soft whispers so I may hear your words. Speak to me in angel wisps floating on feathered billowed clouds. Speak to me in words uplifting so I may rise above. Speak to me in whispers echoing the voice within my soul.

Speak to me when I am laughing so I might glimpse the upturned corners of your smile. Speak to me through giggles and belly glee so I may watch your cheeks roll with joy. Speak to me in whispers elating my soul.

Speak to me when I am sad so I may feel the comfort of your heart. Softly, softly sit beside my tears and wipe away my fear so I might see your hand comfort with gentle caress. Speak to me in notes and tones of blue and pink, rainbows and sunshine, the colors of my soul.

Speak to me when I am dreaming of you with eyes fluttered shut. Watch my peaceful dreaming thoughts against the reality of this life. Catch my dreams upon your own forgotten long ago. Speak to me in whispers as we dream dreams and travel on carpets of magic woven together with the golden strands of my soul.

Speak to me when I long for love so that I may see a world of hope. Whisper stories filled with gentle breezes and grassy meadows, hills and streams, fairies and butterflies. Mirror back to me all the love stored within you so I might feel it upon the widow to my soul.

Speak to me in whispers. Whisper to me always. In your whispers I recognize the sounds of heaven and home. In your whispers I can see you. In your whispers I come to know myself. The angels whisper. The earth whispers. The summer breeze and the moon. Speak to me. Whisper my name with love and light.                                                       

                                                                  To my grandchildren.                                                       

                                                                  Whispered with love.

Jan’s Story

Jan grew up on a farm in rural Manitoba, Canada. Farm life was a special kind of freedom to discover and appreciate nature. She found great pleasure with her animals, nature hikes, music and agriculture. Welding and plasma cutting became he passion after learning to construct focal points for her garden. Jan taps into her rural roots, love of archeology and spirituality to create magical results. A belief that a rock or a tree has something else inside of them to be released, brings to light metal creations formed from interesting shapes with the same potential.

One of Jan’s favorite pieces is an early creation called “The Helix”. With no beginning master plan, a concept came together to create three gothic spirals. These spirals have a place for light, candle and casts an amazing shadow. Not knowing what a piece of metal might have been in its former life is an advantage to Jan. This allows for no preconceived notions thus allowing the metal to develop into a myriad of possibilities.

Jan’s studio is near Lockport, Manitoba, Canada. If you are interested in discussing Jan’s metal art, you can reach her at her email address dornianj@gmail.com or visit her website http://www.steelyourartaway.com. You might also like to check out #9 Rural Craftspeople of the Prairie Farm Report 2008-2009 season, to view her work.

The video below is Jan’s story. It is a story about the journey of her soul, soul purpose and the song her soul sings. I want to thank Jan for sharing her story and also  Mona for “the connection” and video assistance. The Universe truly works in wonderful ways.

 

Soul Stories

Soul Stories are the realization of an idea that has been sitting in my soul for some time now. I have been writing The Singing Soul Blog for just over 3 years and have enjoyed sharing my life work, life experiences and life journey with you. And I will continue to write blogs on this site going forward. My published book, The Singing Soul, is the culmination of the first 2 years of writing and is available for purchase through the McNally Robinson website. The link is at the top of this page under The Singing Soul Book. I am grateful to St. Francis who continues to inspire my writing and creative endeavours. This saint touches my soul along the spiritual path of my journey and has changed my life in beautiful ways.

Soul stories are the journeys of others who have found their way to hear and follow the calling of their own soul. They are stories of inspiration, hope and faith. They are stories of creativity and passion. They are the stories of you and me no matter where we live on this planet.

I hope you enjoy this latest creative adventure of mine. I have enjoyed getting to know these interesting everyday souls and the paths they travel.  Soul Stories will be posted along the way from time to time. The first video story will be posted Friday as my weekly blog.  Everything in life is in Divine Timing. The time is now. There is no time to waste on this beautiful journey we call life. Follow the calling of your soul.

You Are Enough


Do you wake each day trying to be someone’s everything? With thoughts of needing to be a better spouse, a better parent, a better colleague, friend, listener, giver. That you need more. More money, clothes, bigger house, better food, basically more and better of everything. Do you believe that you are lacking in some way, a common comparison to others. Do you look in the mirror and think my body is failing me, I am too tall or short. Do you think about your shoe size? What is going on inside your head each day when awake, as you re-enter the world, as you fall asleep each night? Do you believe you are enough just as you are this second, minute, hour? Today.

If not, try this. Wake each day and say out loud, “What a great sleep I had.” Rise and look at the rising sun and say, “Thank you for this day.” Look in the mirror and shout, “Good morning you wonderful being who will do their best in all things today.” Think to yourself, I am enough just the way I am. There is nothing more I need. There is nothing more I want. There simply is nothing more in this moment than to stand in the truth of myself. That I am enough just the way I am.

The reality is, the more we believe we lack in any area of our lives, the more we seek to have. To fill the void of perceived lack. Society and advertising knew long before we did that humans don’t like themselves and will buy into the notion they need fixing. And guess what, humans have bought into this idea hook, line and sinker. It is in our face 24/7. On TV, social media, advertisements flashing with neon lights, on moving vehicles. Even our animals are wearing the latest trends. Media sells the concept that you will never be enough. So, why are you buying? Because the ego is a great customer.

It is hard to believe you are enough in today’s society. I get that. But, can you allow yourself the real luxury of an “I am Enough” holiday. Just one day a week where you really try to live and believe the concept that you are lovely just as you are. Can you take the time to actually look around your environment and make a mental list of just how much you do have already. Not only material goods but things like love, friendships, family, health, restful sleep, a bed, clean water, a doctor or nurse. Do you have enough? Are you enough? Your soul thinks you are. You just need to believe. And when you believe, you will live it everyday. You will probably have a little leftover to share with others. You are enough just the way you are. 

The Weight of Burdens

“In order to fly, you must give up the things that weigh you down.” – Toni Morrison 

 

Each person carries the weight of burdens on their journey upon the path. Burdens can begin at a young age, for children with no capacity to problem solve solutions. Instead these burdens are internalized and become wounds of the flesh at cellular levels within the body. Teenagers may carry burdens of bullying and peer pressure, isolation and social media out-casting. Secrecy, shame and the internal mental battle for understanding can have devastating results. Again, these burdens are internalized at the cellular level of our being. And as cells do, they grow with us into adulthood, our perceptions of life and relationships, our ability to trust, have empathy, build relationships and strong foundations going forward in life. Burdens have no function other than to weigh us down, keep us grounded, stuck. Everyone of us has within the desire to fly, to reach our soul purpose with lightness and ease.

Sometimes we deny or do not acknowledge the burdens we carry. This may be due to fear, guilt, shame or the burdens may be buried so deep we are unwilling to dig them up. Some may think they do not want to burden others, instead pretending their footsteps are light and easy. Some think they are alone and no one else would possibly understand their burdens. And for some, their burdens are so heavy, silence is the only option. But, silence and secrecy are not options. Just think for a moment of all the acts committed against humanity in secrecy and what could be different if people knew.

We are now living in a time of transparency and truth, coming forward, speaking out. The world we think we know is changing, rapidly. Old ways of doing no longer work or serve a purpose in this world. The world is waking up and speaking out, demanding to be heard. Mostly due to social media but, I believe humanity is attempting to find the courage to do what is right and just. And while changing old patterns and belief systems can be a slower process, steps are being taken on this courageous journey of souls. Progress is being made. Souls are tired and depleted carrying the burdens that others have inflicted upon them. Souls want to lay down their burdens because they know deep inside burdens keep them from fulfilling their purpose. The world is getting ready to fly. People want to soar.

The world begins with you. You laying down your burdens so that you might have the lift to take flight. To begin, think of creating a pre-flight list of all the burdens you carry from the past and present. Write every thing down and then do a check of how you feel. You may need to do this action for quite some time taking pause to check in with your feelings and to notice if you begin to feel a little bit lighter. You may need to confide in someone, share with a person you trust. And as your burdens ease and your body becomes lighter, you will then hear your soul encouraging you to fly. Just like a baby bird leaving the nest, the desire to fulfill your soul purpose will outweigh your fear.

Burdens serve no purpose other than to weigh you down and keep you grounded. Everyone carries them but, not all carry them forever. Release yourself and refuse to carry any burdens in the future. When you learn to fly life will look a whole lot different. How could it not when you are soaring among the clouds feeling the sun upon your face and reaching for the stars. Do not allow the burdens of others to ground you so that they may fly higher. Your only task is to shed your burdens so that you may feel the wind beneath your own wings. Your angels are waiting for you and are singing out the song of your soul. Look up for your burdens have kept you looking in the wrong direction for far to long. Lay down the burdens of yesterday. Be grounded in your own knowing that you can fly. 

Create Always


“We do not create for the approval of others. We create because it is what we are called to do. The song of the soul is far louder than the applause of  humankind.” – Christine Wasnie

Creating and creators are a beautiful thing. The greatest works created centuries ago remain a part of lives today in museums across the world. The works of Leonardo Da Vinci, a light in our lives inspiring awe and wonder. The works of the great creators revealing hidden treasures still today. Unlocking the mysteries of the pyramids, ancient writings and texts, artwork hidden in caves, books and scrolls unearthed, brought into the light enabling scholars to view mysteries kept secret for millennia. Where would our world be without authors, inventors, crafters, artists, artisans and the inspired mind of all to create.

Not every person sees creations in the same way. Some love, some hate, some squint their eyes, others deny the creative ability. Some have to have, some cry, smile and laugh. Others want to possess because it touches and speaks to their soul in profound and moving ways. Some feel they have been there before in past lives and can relate to the characters displayed upon the canvas or written in the story. Others pass by wondering what all the ado is about. And still the creators create. Oblivious to the chatter which surrounds them.

Everyone of us creates everyday. The food we eat in the recipes we attempt. The ideas we put forth in our workplaces. In the clothes we choose to adorn our bodies, our haircuts, our makeup, our laughter. Our children. The plants you plant, the landscape of your life. The way in which we create our relationships with others. The way we express love. The way we choose to live. The paint color on our walls. The furniture in our homes. Each expression and choice a reflection of our inner creation and knowing. You are a creative being living a creative life.

Each of us is gifted a box of crayons when we enter this life. Some are content with the box of 6. A box of 12, 24, 36 or 100’s are sought by others. Given the same picture to paint, each of us chooses our own view and colors. And then there are the great creators who melt the crayons all together creating new and wonderful images and designs. There really is no judgement to be had in the choices people make. When judgement is removed it is then the true picture is revealed. For the outcome is the creation rather than the creator. When you look at the Sistine Chapel do you see the face of Leonardo or do you see his creation?

“If you do not like the author, do not buy the book. Your clouded lens will obscure the true beauty hidden within the words.”- Christine Wasnie  

Rather than critiquing the creations of others, concentrate your energy on creating your own beautiful works of life. Take joy and be happy in all you create for this is what you have been called to do. If you cannot sing, you can still enjoy the voices of great tenors and sopranos, rock bands and folk artists, the Beatles. If you cannot paint, you are able to enjoy looking at works of beauty. If you cannot dance, you can tap your toes. If you do not agree, you can refrain from speaking negatively. But then again, even negative publicity sells great works of creation. Let nothing or no one in this world stop you from fulfilling your soul purpose. Hum along to the song of your own singing soul. You are the creator of your own life.

When The Time Is Right

The Singing Soul


Timing is everything as the saying goes. Timing is the beat we adhere to in our individual lives. Our timing, like our heartbeat, is felt within. Prolonged stress, excitement and every emotion we experience affects the timing of our heart. Our heartbeat is the internal drumbeat of our lives. It is the energy driver that helps us keep up with the busy pace of life. Our internal clock, the tick tock and thump thump, lets us know that indeed we are alive. Yes, when the time is right we feel it in our heart space. The heart is the go button, the stop sign, the space where time lives. Our heartbeat is our guidance system, the involuntary driver, the navigator. And if you were to turn off every clock, media and sound, would you then hear the beat of your heart and know when the time is right?

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