Sunday’s Song * Heart * Reign O’er Me

I was just a little kid the first time I ever heard Roger Daltry from the band, “The Who”, belt out, ” ♫♫ LOOOOOOVEEEEE…REIGN O’er ME ♫♫ !!!!”

It is just not something you ever forget. I feel that there is one female artist with a voice that equates to the power behind R.D.’s undeniable force, and it is Ann Wilson, from the band ,”Heart”. 

Happy Sunday Lovelings. Let Love Reign !!! 

Jules ♥

Special thanks to Don Jack for the Video.  🙂

Letting Go ( Celebrating our guardian angels)

I have to say that this time of year has been quite challenging for me the past few years. I have experienced the loss of a lot of my loved ones in these months of March, April, and May. My mother, my father, two of my grandmothers, grandfather, my godmother, my dear aunt, and some good friends all passed away in separate years yet in these particular  months. When our loved ones transcend in such a short time, it becomes extra hard to process it all. We go through the grieving process, yet it is such a personal journey. Some of us grieve in a normal time frame… whatever that means? Some of us grieve for the rest of our lives. Some of us repress the grieving for so long, that we are in denial of it. Anyone that has experienced the death of a loved one knows what I am talking about. And those of you that have not experienced this cannot imagine what it feels like. You can try. You can have sympathy and compassion toward others feelings. Yet it is just one of those things that only when it happens to us personally, is when I beleive we can truly empathize with another. And please, allow me to tell you that when you lose the ones that brought you in to this world, or raised you, it can feel like someone is ripping your heart out of your chest. Of course that all depends on when, and how you lose your loves ones as well. It is all perception, and as I said earlier, a very personal journey.

I recently went to see a film called, ” Heaven is For Real”.  It is the amazing true story of a little 4 year boy who goes to heaven and comes back. He emerges from a life threatening surgery, and when he wakes up, he begins to share things with his parents that are completely astounding. I won’t say anything more about the film except that it is also a book, and I highly recommend either seeing this film or reading the book. or both!  “Heaven is for Real” left me with a feeling of great comfort. It reminded me of what I have known all along. And that is that even though there is physical death, we go on. Like a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly we transcend.  I for one am on the constant look out for signs to connect with my loved ones that have passed on. Ask and you shall receive is proven to me on a daily basis. There is a trick however, to connecting to our loves ones after they leave this earth plane. We have to let go. We have to let go of the pain of our loss of them, allow them to come to us in their new form of pure energy, and their new choice of matter. If you do this, I promise you that you will see signs that they are still with you, it is just different now.

One of the most powerful actions I took to release the pain of the loss of my loved ones is that I had a ceremony. My most recent ceremony was for my beloved Grandmother Zelda Pearl. Whenever I would see a hummingbird, I feel her. Instead of moping around the property where she once lived and I live now, I went and bought 2 new hummingbird feeders and hung them on my back porch. And yes, the hummingbirds did come. One day there were two, yet they left as swiftly as they came. Nevertheless, my heart lit up like sunshine when I saw them.

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Then I walked over to Grams favorite Bottle Brush tree, picked two of the flowers, and intertwined them. One for her and, one for gramps. Together we sat in the beautiful fairy tree. I told them how grateful I am that her and grandpa planted that tree so many years ago so I can now make wishes and dream of all the wonder in life.

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Together we made our way over to the little bayou where she and my grandfather would fill up buckets of water to feed the gardens and plants they planted when they first moved here some forty and more years ago. And now it was up to me and Jared to carry on and restore what they laid as a foundation. Can you see the little white heart that randomly appeared in the water?
IMG_3725Then… it was time to let go. To let go of the pain and suffering I felt from the loss of these 2 very significantly beloved people that will remain precious in my heart forevermore. In that moment, the light shined extra bright on the symbolic bottle brush flowers. It was so beautiful, just like the hearts of my grandparents. Together they both live in complete peace now. And I trust that they want me to feel the same. They are both young and free again. Gram is dancing around happy while gramp admires her beautiful legs. He’s charming her with his lightening sharp wit, and he can’t look away from her beautiful turquoise eyes. Of course I will always miss the feeling of when they were here on earth. Yet it doesn’t hurt anymore like it did. Something in my heart mended that day. I found a new outlook on what I had felt previously as a traumatic loss. I knew in that moment they were right here with me all along, and they will remain with me, as all I have to do is ask. Sometimes I have moments where I almost feel invincible. After all, when you have as many guardian angels as I do watching over you, how else would you feel? 🙂 Yes, it is all perception. Am I focused on the loss? Or am I focused on the love. And after all is said and done, it truly is, All. About. The. Love. ♥

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It’s anywhere & everywhere…what is it?

It can seem elusive… “no-where” at times, but that is just an illusion. At it’s best, it is pouring abundantly. Showing up at any given moment. Showing up at every given moment. Yes, It is everywhere and anywhere. What is it? It is Love. I have many photos to prove it and I am sharing them with you in today’s blog. I chose this day to share this with you because it is my dearest Aunty Sandy’s birthday. She gets the biggest kick from knowing that love shows up where ever I am. Sometimes love shows up intentionally for me, like when I am creating a heart shaped recipe or a work of art. However, for the most part, love just shows up, randomly , anywhere and everywhere. And it can be that way for you as well. It is not really magic. But the trick is too be in  tune with that vibration of your heart. Remember that when we perceive life through love, miracles happen effortlessly. Happy Birthday Aunty. Wait- for- it… ah ha! There it is! xoxo

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The benefits of being a hairstylist

I spent this day bartering. It is one of the great benefits of being a hairstylist. I had three lovely humans that I bartered with today. Leah, who is an awesome chinese medicine therapist. Lisa, the owner of goinggreentampa.com. She is also written in my Lovelings section of the blog. And Donavon, a very good electrician. 

Of course in an ideal world we could barter with everyone. But as we all know we still have to make money to pay our bills. Still, it feels so good to be able to trade with people sometimes. When I was a little girl, I recall how my elders would use the word money in terms of slang. They called it “bread”.  Example would be that I would hear my father say, ” I have to go to work to make some bread. And no, he was never a baker. ha! Well, there is an old saying that man cannot live on bread alone.

Bartering allows us to swim in the pool of equal sharing. We give a little, we take a little. They give a little, they take a little. And it’s all quality work. It’s a shared love made visible. In a world where cash rules, it just feels so nice sometimes to have the ability to step away from that and share something of substance. One of the ways we can exchange our gifts is through this heart felt intention. Can you find something that you can barter with another? I recommend it highly.

Shine as Love & Light

Jules ❤

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