Dear friends, I feel quite nervous and not really balanced at the moment. I am struggling with many issues concerning the life that I am leading and problems which seem to have accompanied me for a long time … I would like to make some changes but do not quite know in which direction to go. And I think I let myself influence too much by many fears … So I pray that I will find my way to joy in my heart and ease in my days! Ursula
Thank you so much, dear Kathleen! In the middle of difficulties I feel a certain strength at the moment, and it is really GOOD to be supported by so many dear souls here, of whom you are a part! Warmly, Ursula
Cintia, this is especially for you! You won’t believe it but today I heard a duo play in my small town. The musicians, one Serbian and one Austrian (from a mountain region), played crossover music but mainly influenced by Sao Paulo – ‘Brazil-Choro’. And guess what their name is? Vila Madalena which they told us is also the name of a district of SP … Crazy, isn’t it? And the most crazy thing about it is that it should be a concert, but only 10 people came to hear them, and they played for us ten! My husband and I went there spontaneously because I had discovered the advertisement only today, and we enjoyed it very much!
If you want to listen to them, introduce ‘Vila Madalena Wien’ in YouTube and you’ll find it! Have a beautiful week-end Cintia and everybody!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story, Cintia! It enlightens my day to read of this episode full of joy and gratefulness, and I like to imagine you hearing th wonderful music and dancing and the old gentleman playing his piano and sharing the moment of joy with you when you offered him the coffee and bread …. Obrigada, again, dearest Cintia! – Have a beautiful day! Ursula
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and Feelings, Diane! So right, this community is enormously enriching and it is wonderful to have each other though we’ve never met in person.
Lately, I receive an email message when someone has posted a comment to what I shared, and I have to say that almoust always I guess who wrote it, although I only see the author when going into the gratefulness lounge again! This proves that we know each other quite well without having met, and personally I have to say that there are not many people in my life with whom I share as private feelings and thoughts as I do here often …
Thank you also for your reassuring and calming matra – I do similar things to calm myself, although I more often do it in visualizing than in words. But a mantra is very helpful, too!
I hope your energy Level is going up, Diane, and I send you a big hug! Ursula
Grazie mille cara Anna! Thank you SO MUCH for always taking the time to answer and think of me no matter how busy you are … you are so generous and kind Anna! You even anwered two times to me …
I am quite tired the last two days, after the exam. Maybe because the nervosity has broken down? And I spent quite much time on gratefulness yesterday. I feel also quite cold, I dont’t know – maybe because the springlike weather has changed and now it is has been cold and grey outside for the last few days … and I wear winter clothes again! Well, everything changes … Panta rhei, as the old Greeks said, everything is flowing …
Yesterday I got a call from a girl who is writing her master thesis, and she needs someone to read & correct what she wrote. I hope we will come to an agreement about payment so I can earn a bit of money and she will have a “perfect style” master thesis. I am glad my advertisment in a near ecologic product supermarket worked!
I hope you are doing well, Anna, enjoy your weekend and slow down a bit! Un abbraccio, Ursula
I agree absolutely – to have a bed, pillows and cozy sheets is invaluable, especially when it’s cold outside and when we are suffering! I always say to myself that I am most lucky to have a bed when winter is approaching or when I am ill! Or just when I don’t want to do anything else than cuddle under the covers!And thanks for sharing my joy about the (first) good news on results! I hope that more good news will follow next week!! Good night, Aine! <3
Thank you so much for your encouragements and wise counsel, Pilgrim! I appreciate your presence here so very much! And Mary is right, you are always especially kind!
Thank you also for applauding the steps I am taking! With love, Ursula
Thank you so much for your support, dear Chad! Thank you also for your suggestions which will help me, and I think especially the third one is essential!I am grateful for your encouragements and reminding me that having faith will help me to overcome my difficulties! My gratitude to you, Ursula
So we are three (or more) souls learning self love and self support on our way! Thank you and the best to you, dear Aine! <3 <3 <3
Thank you so much, Mary, for the numerous suggestions and your love filled words. Special thanks for visualizing me in Love, Light and the arms of God! You are so generous, Mary! You are right, we are all givers here, and the good thing is that we can give mutual support to each other when times are hard(er) for someone in particular – and that is what so many are doing for me at the Moment!
I am so grateful for this support and the lovely people here! And all of you are so generous, and instantly! I am blessed to be surrounded by this community!
Mary, you are right when suggesting to focus on one little thing and make baby steps, like Aine! Well, concerning a counselor it is mainly a Reiki practitioner (and shamanic practitioner) whom I see from time to time and another woman (an older lady) who especially precious for me because first, she is like a mother for me (she has also about my mom’s age and her oldest daughter is exactly my age, too), she knows many healing techniques and has formerly been a school teacher (actually I think we have very much in common!) After my surgery last year I was sent to her to have my numerous scars treated.
These two ladies always speak with me before (and after) applying healing techniques, and sometimes also have very practical suggestions for me. But as I said I only see them from time to time.
You are absolutely right when you are saying that caring good for myself is a priority, and I do remind myself of it often. That’s one of the lessons, by the way! So now I have to go to sleep, in order to care for myself 🙂
Good night or good evening, dear Mary! Best to you, we are two souls on the path learning self love! <3 <3 <3 Ursula
Thank you so much, dear Aine! You are right, the Word for the Day is perfect and your suggestion to make small pieces (and “baby steps” as I have read in this forum sometimes) is excellent! Thanks for the reminder 🙂 With love, Ursula
Thank you so much, Juan! I appreciate your support and your encouraging words so much! Warmly, Ursula
Beautiful experience, Cintia, it seems to me! Thank you for the descriptions and beautiful pictures! I really enjoy seeing Images from the “other side” of the world.By the way, there is a beautiful Video on gratefulness about Bali’s water ceremonies. It is on the head of the gratefulness homepage under: Blog: Celebrating water!
I have just seen it and really enjoyed it!Much love to you, Cintia, and thanks for visiting and answering to me below! It’s beautiful to have you here! Obrigada Cintia! Ursula <3 <3
Thank you so much, Aine, for these beautiful, beautiful words! Such strong images to describe a spiritual reality … and I love the Image of the valley filling first and “you baptize the Earth”!
Makes me think of the rain we had a few days ago and which filled a little stream which is just round the corner on my way to the woods, and I love sitting on a bench beside it just to hear the music of the water flowing … Next time it’s raining I will remember that I am baptized and blessed!! And that my Valleys are filling! Lovely, Aine, thanks again!
This is good to hear, Kevin! Wishing you the best for your activity in this new territory in the newly formed group!
Dear Pilgrim, first of all I appreciate that being up in the middle of a sleepless night, you care about me! Thank you for your wishes and prayers! I wish you that sleep will return soon, because I know how hard the days are when you haven’t slept well during the night. Actually, that’s what I do much at the moment: sleep. Or go to bed again when my family has left the house.
Also, yesterday, I watched nature documentaries (with my elder son, which I enjoyed very much!) instead of doing the laundry …
And yes, I often try to have a coffee in a nice place or make a walk in ‘my’ wood which is just around the corner! I also meditate and imagine light and health for myself (and my kids and husband) various times a day. Today the weather is grey and it’s not so “springlike” outside. I have just had my CT – and I got good news about my blood exam, the results are ok!! I’m very happy about that! Now I am hoping the same for today’s exam results which I receive next week!
Thank you so much for your support, Pilgrim! I feel that in order to stay in good health, I have to learn my lessons of life. There are many things to learn, but that is true for all of us who are on the ‘road of life’.
I wish you so many beautiful things, Pilgrim, I often think of you and wish you a good health! I hope that with spring approaching, your body, spirit and heart will be full of energy and joy, too! Lots of love as dear Manda always says, Ursula 💖💗💚🌸☀
Hi Ellen, thanks for sharing so many beautiful, joyous moments to be grateful for! It helps to read that, it brightens my day and lets me feel that such moments will come for me again, too! Ursula
Mary, so grateful for your regular posts here! I hope you are finally getting better and like Aine a little above, I wish you and I feel that being ill has given you some insights of great worth!
I wish you a restful spring break and many beautiful things to be grateful for – and thanks for sharing so many gratitude moments in your post! Warmly, Ursula
Dear Diane, thank you so much for sharing the ritual with your dog with us! It touches me when you describe how you hold his face in your hands and look in his eyes saying that ‘All will be well Wesley, all manner of things will be well’.
I hope you are doing well too, dear Diane – I think of you!! Warmly, Ursula
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