Did You Ever know Your My Hero…

Did You Ever know Your My Hero…

Throughout our lives we have many ‘Hero’s’ people we look up to, aspire to be like, proud of etc etc…I have been blessed by so many amazing souls in my life I am truly grateful for each and every one, even the ones who are no longer with us on earth plane or no longer in our circles, are still held in my heart with love and gratitude.

Our Hero’s change with the passing of time, not replacing the old ones, they still remain an inspiration, a bar for us to aspire to. But time brings us new people and events that bring more opportunity for growth and learning. Personally I could write a book just on the people that I have actually known who have inspired me, let alone famous people.
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My greatest hero now though is my Loui, he is just amazing. Next month will be a year since his tragic accident. This past 11months has been difficult to say the least. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically and financially. But, for as much as my life has been turned upside down, bent sideways and caused so much anguish, he is the one who’s life has been affected the most. Loui was so active, psycho nut case, who just loved to run and run and run. Full of life, joy and mischief.
An active human would have given up, I know when my back went out in 2011 and I couldn’t walk for nearly a year and was in agony for 5years, I contemplated exiting this life on more than one occasion. They were the most alone years I have ever felt. Loui was my only constant companion, he made me laugh when days were bleak and gave me comfort when I couldn’t even speak.
Prior to that i was the life and soul of the party, huge social circle, my nickname for years was ‘Mad Maz’ because like Loui, I was pretty out there.
So you see I have an understanding of how helpless he feels, how useless he must feel now as his role as my body guard is reduced to a bark, how restricted he feels not being able to get up and even go to the toilet by himself.

 

But here he is, he has been to deaths door and turned away from it, he has suffered horrendous pain and despair, endured the pain of physio 3 times a day when he was still in pain, and fought against all odds to gain some mobility in his broken body and mind.
Loui was my saving grace when my back debilitated me, if it weren’t for him needing to go toilet and get exorcise I would probably still be paralysed myself.
But I had to take him out, even when I could hardly stand. Granted at first most days he was restricted to being let out in the garden (which he hated, refused to toilet) but once I could shuffle my feet I took him out, and on the days I couldn’t, my amazing friends helped where they could. Support is everything, even if just a little, it makes a huge difference! Loui saved my life, the least I could do was save his too.
So, to those who continue to tell me that I should have him put to sleep because I have no life or money. You will never understand the bond we have, the debt I owe him or the unconditional love we share. Yes there has been days when I regretted not putting him to sleep at the start, but, I also know that I could not have lived with myself and would not have been far behind him had I not given him the chance.
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Loui is my Hero, he is the strongest being that I know and has taught me so much over the years, this last year being the most profound. He deserves all the love and support I can give him for the time he has left with me, he is my soul mate.
He continues to inspire me to live in the moment and to take simple pleasures where I can.
The song below is dedicated to all the people and fur babies who have helped, inspired and encouraged me throughout my life. ❤
 
Who is your hero and how have they influenced your life?

May you always blessed with Hero’s to remind you of the Hero within yourself.

Many Blessings

Maria. ❤

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Shine on…

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Enlightenment is not something one achieves, it is something intrinsic within each one of us.  Something so ancient that it is written in our DNA.
A star in the sky does not wait to reach its peak shininess to shine, it shines anyway, naturally, to light up the darkness.
And we, you, me, we are but stardust after all, particles of a billion suns.
So, there is nothing outside of ourselves to learn, we only need to remember.
Shine on, shine brightly from wherever you are or wherever you perceive yourself to be.
Remember that no matter how dark a place you may feel you are in, Black is a combination of a multitude of colours, including light. 😉
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Mitakuye Oyasin
Namaste
Blessings
MWT ❤
Light Workers Creed

Light Workers Creed

 
We wake at dawn to greet the sun to thank Creator for another day begun.
 
We pray to the directions, words of peace of love and global healing. Amping up our light, our energy, our Chi.
 
We spend time in nature, maybe even hug a tree, but always in reverence on bended knee, do we take from our Mother for our herbal teas.
 
We light a candle, burn incense and white sage, as we cleanse ourself, our pets, the room and our spirit guides too.
 
We check on friends on the worldwide web and count out our blessings, as we rub the crystal around our necks.
 
We heal the sick and teach and craft, we are here to serve, uplifting is our task.
 
We gather in groups where the energies are stronger, we laugh, we sing, we heal and dance and… ponder.
 
We care for our families, blood or other, we cherish our pets, show respect to our demi gods and especially our mother.
 
We feed them organic nutrition to keep them strong and pro biotic yogurt pots, to keep them young.
 
We wind down at night with the rising of the Moon and we give thanks once again for the blessings, we thank the Stars, the Air, the Sun, the Moon.
 
We blow out the candles, let the incense burn, as we drift on the smoke into other worlds, where we continue our work.
 
A lightworker it seems is always on call, a kind of Mid Wife here to help, Re-Birth it all.

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Mitakuye Oyasin

Namaste

Blessings

MWT

World Peace and Prayer Day

World Peace and Prayer Day / Honouring Sacred Sites Day “All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer” Following the birth of a White Buffalo Calf in 1994, the 19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota & Nakota Nations— Chief Arvol Looking Horse, was directed to honour the Four Directions with ceremony on Summer Solstice/June 21st. According to Lakota prophecy, the birth of “Miracle,” a female white buffalo, signalled a time of Earth changes and the coming of The Mending of the Hoop of all Nations. The Summer Solstice is said to be a powerful time to pray for peace and harmony among all Living Beings. Chief Looking Horse believes that this day of collective prayer will create an energy shift to heal the earth and achieve a universal consciousness toward obtaining peace. He believes that it is time all people understand Mother Earth is the Source of life, not a resource. WPPD has been held in the US, Costa Rica, Ireland, S Africa, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil. June 21st, 2017 will mark the 22nd year of World Peace and Prayer Day / Honouring Sacred Sites Day and will be held in the Hawaiian Islands and sacred sites around the world. For more info: http://worldpeaceandprayerday.com/


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Mitakuye Oyasin ❤

I Wish You Enough…

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Magical Moments.

Think I may have posted the ‘I wish you enough’ story before but I always find it really feels right at the New Year, to use this Blessing.

To all my followers, friends and family, thank you for your support, healing prayers, guidance, friendship and love over the years. I look forward to sharing many more with you all.

I wish for you ENOUGH in 2017!!

Mitakuye Oyasin.

MWT

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I WISH YOU ENOUGH.

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said:

“I love you and I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left.

The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry.

I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” “Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?”

“I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral,” she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, “I wish you enough.” May I ask what that means?”

She began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.” She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.

“When we said ‘I wish you enough’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them”. Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory,

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.”

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person. An hour to appreciate them. A day to love them. And an entire life to forget them.

– Author Unknown

Water is Life

Water is Life

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Picture taken at Addingford in Horbury – UK

Giant Hog Weed growing from the bank by the Canal.  These are very poisonous, so if you see one DO NOT touch it.  They grow over 6ft tall and tower over their 4-5 ft relatives.

Watching these plants made me see the beauty inside even the most feared, that they hold lightness, and it reaffirmed to me that ALL life is Sacred!

They made me smile and feel joyous inside as they waved their arm in the air, ‘like they just don’t care’.  Dancing and rejoicing this thing called life, their fall from grace as winter strips them of their bounty, yet still rejoicing as they dance with their relatives in the waters of life.

Arms stretched high, caressing the wind as she carries their song to up to creator.  While they bounce along to the rhythm of their beat, connected to our mother and to father sun.

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What a beautiful sight it was to see, we stood and watched for a good while before heading on our way, with a little song in my heart and a new beat in my feet.


Many Blessings

Mni Wiconi

Mitakuye Oyasin.

MWT ❤

Pets and Loved Ones Past…

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This morning while walking Loui, I stopped to take pictures of the autumnal colours on the trees. When I looked round, Loui was sat staring at something, (he never sits unless told to when we are out).  Then I noticed my shadow and saw a different photo opportunity.

Walking back reflecting on the picture I had just taken, it made me think about as humans we long for the connection to our loved ones who have crossed over the rainbow bridge and how our pets grieve too at the loss of their pack members, their family.

Of course animals have a direct link to the unseen realms and are far more aware of other forces in nature that us mere humans are, at this point in evolution.

But it did bring a little smile to my face when I realised that if we could capture the conversation or interaction between a pet and its deceased owner, then maybe it would look a little like this 🙂

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Mitakuye Oyasin

Namaste

Blessings.

MWT ❤