Spirit of Dragonflies

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WPC – Order

This week, share your take on order, whether literal, figurative, or anything in between (and sure — showing it next to a healthy dose of messiness is fine, too). From library stacks to sock drawers and from ancient temples to modern train stations, let your inner disciplinarian take over.

Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. ~ Benjamin Disraeli ~

Order can be found anywhere whether in store shelves, gardens, or homes. Chaos can be found in the same places. Chaos can also become orderly and some people live in organized chaos. This week I have chosen three different locations which order can be found.


While visiting my daughter in San Diego we stopped to browse in a salvage store. Everything was neatly organized and orderly for a customers easy view. It was fun checking out all of the items from earlier days, reminders of some deceased relatives homes that I visited as a child.

And, where is there more order than in a garden. If the garden is not planted by a certain time of year depending on your location you will not be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center in Craryville, NY has a very large garden and thankfully many volunteers. It was interesting to witness the order in which each row was set up and timing of planting each of the vegetables. When I’ve had gardens in the past, we started out with a plan and some kind of order in the planting however none of my past gardens were as beautiful or well organized as this one. They rotate location of crops yearly and do all possible to keep weeds at a minimum. This is one beautiful organic garden. Can’t wait to see the fruits of our labor.

There is a limit to the amount of misery and disarray you will put up with, for love, just as there is a limit to the amount of mess you can stand around a house. You can’t know the limit beforehand, but you will know when you’ve reached it. I believe this. ~ Alice Munro ~

Alice Munro said it perfectly, sometimes we don’t know until we are in the midst of it. I never realized how much I love order in my home until the time when it wasn’t present. I have read books on how to maintain home as sanctuary in my quest to find peace. Removing anything that doesn’t bring peace, love, and security is an ongoing process.

When there are less material items and only those that speak to my heart my home feels like a sanctuary, a place to feel peaceful and secure. A place to laugh easily, to be silly, meditate and enjoy a cup of tea in the sun shining through the window.

For myself, I love making the bed first thing when I rise, washing morning dishes and cleaning the counter prior to leaving the house. When returning home it is a gift to myself and anyone who visits to walk into a kitchen with clean counters.

What are your feelings on order? Do you function in a cluttered environment, an organized clutter environment, or in an organized decluttered environment?

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Love and Light!


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Bruce Lipton – Fear vs Love

Please check out Bruce Lipton’s video on Fear vs Love State and Stress’s Effect on Your Body. Something to truly give some thought to. Very interesting and I love this quote:

“Worry is a form of praying for what you don’t want.” ~ Bhagavan Das ~

Hope you enjoyed the life lesson from Bruce Lipton.

Love and Light!


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WPC – Solitude in Nature

This week, show us what being alone means to you.

This week’s subject reached into my heart because solitude is a large part of my life, even when with others. Everyone needs time for solitude however it is not enjoyed by all. Love of silence isn’t loved by all either. Many people put on background noise so they don’t have to feel they are alone. For me, the constant ringing in my ears causes me to yearn for quiet in my solitude.

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“No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.” ~Jack Kerouac ~

When in solitude in nature, take off your shoes and socks. Allow your feet to kiss Mother Earth – earthing/grounding – connecting you back with your source energy. It is uplifting for your health and soul.

Walking in solitude in nature allows the viewer to travel at their own pace, with time to stop and allow nature to show itself in wonderful ways. Maybe even have a dragonfly or two land on you to say hello or a deer to pop her head out from the tree. Many of these visitors enjoying their own solitude.

“It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

Do you ever take off your shoes and connect with nature? Take walks along a hidden path in solitude? If you haven’t tried this or live in an urban area I would highly recommend this experience. Remember, nature is not quiet and sometimes can be quite noisy especially at dusk in the summer. Once you try it on your own and survive the experience it can become addicting. A healthy addiction  and a habit that you may not want to quit.

If you would like to see other entries for this week’s challenge or would like to submit your own, please click on the link below:

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Love and Light!


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WPC – Tiny

This week, appreciate the tiny things in life.

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.  ~ Robert Kennedy ~

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WPC – Shine

Has something bright or reflective caught your eye in the moment? Share a photo of something you were able to explore a bit!

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”  ~Chinese Proverb~

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Candle light dancing on the table

When I lit the tea light in my new candle holder the shining light radiated out casting the design into an otherwise dark room. It was quite beautiful!

“When you possess light within, you see it externally.”  ~Anaïs Nin ~

I become awestruck by shining bits of nature whether light shining through ice, glistening dew on clover, or walking out the back door to find a mystifying spiders web.

I love when there is a shine on the floor, wall or furniture as I walk into a room. It stops me from hurry and allows me to take a breath and enjoy the moment. Morning sunshine, afternoon’s evaporating light. The first time I turned on the diffuser there was still sunlight in the room. After working in my office for a while I walked into the otherwise dark living room and noticed the shining stars decorating the wall. It was such a gift. When the tree is decorated and I sit alone enjoying its presence the colorful lights shining on the floor bring a special blanket of warmth to the room. My favorite part of the day is when walking into a room with furniture, rugs, book shelves decorated in shining light. It reminds me that the sun is always there even when you can’t see it, this brings comfort to my life.

If you would like to see other photos or would like to submit your own for this week’s challenge, please click on the link below:

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Love and Light!


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WPC – Dance 2

There’s rhythm and motion all around us — this week, let’s capture some of it in a photo.

This week’s photo challenge spoke to me at a deeper level so I am adding another post. While taking a walk on Pebbles Island in Cohoes, NY, nature was showing off all of its wonderful magic. The Hudson River and Mohawk River, moving to their own rhythm and motion, magically meet and perform a spectacular dance for anyone hiking along the trails.

Nature truly inspires and rejuvenates my life. I find peace in my life when in nature and wishing you the same.

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Love and Light!