Midnight deletions
Dec 1, 2013

   I woke at midnight a few nights ago with an urgency to delete most of my social networking site.  Not a panic mind you, just a, I’ve had a good run and it’s time to make some changes, thought that pushed me out of bed.   1,000’s of my shots, given freely for others to (hopefully) enjoy and unfortunately for some to steal, which really was a huge compliment to me….. 
I sat for 2 hrs deleting my work.  There is still more to delete but I accomplished what I needed to get back to sleep.

I find it funny how I can wake one night and decide I have had enough of something.
As I got busy making changes and beginning to take a step away from something that has brought me mixed emotions for 4 years, I was reminded of a few really cool things that connecting with strangers has offered me.

My friend Cherrie….
  I wrote a blog spot for “The Feel Good Lifestyle” back in 2010. (Phil had read one of my posts and asked me to be a contributor to a piece he was working on.) A woman living in San Diego (Cherrie) happened to read it.  Contacted Phil, who I believe was in Australia at the time,  and she asked if he could put us in contact with one another.

He was kind enough to introduce Cherrie and I…And the next thing I knew, Cherrie was on her way to Florida and we were to meet.
She stayed a night or two with me at my home, and we connected. 
  Since then we have Camped, hung out in San Diego on “The Ranch” and she has introduced me to her family and friends, which I now feel are my friends.

And now because of the generosity of my friend, I have been gifted a 4 day Gratitude Training Seminar in West Palm Beach, that I leave for later this week.   I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience this with the 190+ others I will meet.

After spending an amazing week in Phoenix, attending a Spiritual conference with my dear friend Shannon, back in July.  And then the opportunity to live on a 200+ acre Ranch in the Mountains of Southern California for almost a month and making yet another wonderful friend,  I can only imagine all that I will take away from this event.

So my Journey continues. 
Lots of changes, that are getting me closer to my next Adventure.
House has a couple new coats of paint, and awaits the realtor. 
Life is so exciting! 

I keep saying yes to all that is laid at my feet.
Manifesting, yes, this is something I know I can do.
(and you can too…)
Where is your road leading you?

This photo was taken in September 2013 in Anza Borrego Desert, California
beth elaine photography
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Last Night

As I do many nights, I recount my day and the wonders it brought.  The laughter, joy and yes even the difficulties.  I find myself speaking to loved ones, gone.  Ancestors and The Universe.  Thanking them all for their love and watchful eyes.  Grateful for the blood that flows through my veins. Grateful for the strengths and wisdom that may have trickled down throughout the centuries to me.
But last night was different….
Last night as I spoke.  All the sudden, without thought~I found I was thanking Myself.

Thanking Myself;
for continuing to stand strong.
For my beautiful, open mind,
for my soul…that has always been compassionate and loving.
For continuously trying to learn, from everything I encounter.
For thinking, I want to know more. (even if it is something I disagree with)
For continuing to work on myself, my shortcomings…with love and patience.
For seeing beauty where others may not.
For slowing down, listening.  Giving time, helping.
Doing, not just saying….
and honestly loving myself.

As I spoke to myself,
With an open heart, I took credit for today.
For the choices I made,
for the battles I fought and won.

For recognizing that I AM…
and the awe inspiring depth of what that means.
Everything I need, I have been given.
From the Strengths and Wisdom within me
lies the truth of life for me.
I understand this.
I accept this and embrace this.
I have the answers I am seeking, I always have.

I AM

…as these thoughts floated to me and all around me.  My body began to fill.  The love I felt was overwhelming.  My eyes filled with tears and my heart with joy.
I hope to encounter many, many more like souls on my journey.

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be silent…
be still.
Quiet your mind and you will come to realize, 
You have been given the answers you seek.
You need look no further.

1 April 2013….
Hi, it’s been a while.  Last we chatted I was living in Hawai’i on The Big Island.  
My month on the Island ended in Nov 12′ and I headed back to The main Land and Arizona…
I have been spending my time wandering Arizona and flying back to my home in Florida, and making sure the house is still in one piece.  Oh, there was a side trip at New Years to  Las Vegas also.  I hung out with an old airline friend and one of her high school chums, and even got in a couple dinners with an old love, from 30 years ago….(it was great reconnecting with him)

I struggled with this whole Blog thing and strayed.  
I’d like to give it another go…see if I can keep your interest.
I must of been a Court Jester in a previous life, because the telling of a story seems to be one of my favorite things..

It feels good to be writing and chatting again…
If your stopping by…say Hello

Moku Lani

Moku Lani

Not sure if you can throw words together, randomly in the Hawaiian language, but this seemed appropriate.
Moku Lani (Island Heaven)

A few years ago, while taking refuge in Ohio. I decided to change the way I viewed things.
Life had been this horrible merry-go round that was full of loss, and hard times. I was constantly thinking, “What did I do to bring this on.” And other than choosing to allow some people into my life, whom I never should have… I had no answers.
I decided the answers I seek must lie within me, and that I was what needed to change. Make changes within myself that I hoped would in turn create a much better life, full of calm, happiness and peace for me.
So I began to work on myself. My thoughts and beliefs.
Things I always thought of as coincidences are now viewed as blessings. Blessing in the way of good karma, you know all that spiritual mumbo jumbo…
I try not to question what comes my way anymore. This has been a difficult task at times, but I am getting better at it. I treat the bad as a learning experience, and the good I accept with grace and gratefulness. No questions asked. (the grace comes after I do the Holy Crap!! stuff…)

My time here in Hawai”i has been full of these unexplained “moments.”
Welcoming them seems to be the key…

When my stay here is up in November, I will head back to the mainland and Arizona (the Man and the State) Kind of like referring to him as Arizona, gives him an air of mystery. I miss him and the Desert.

So back to the good Karma stuff: I am currently trying to work out the details of a South East Asia offer that has been generously suggested. Again, out of the blue, a wonderful note arrived offering to help expand my global market, with my photography

So SE Asia, may possibly be my next big adventure. Who knows. If that is where I am suppose to be, I will find myself there…eventually.

A hui hou kakou
(until we meet again)