Can You Feel It?

Aurora

Aurora Photo by Jason Ahrns Courtesy of Compfight

Jason Ahrns via Compfight

The evidence is all around me. I can hear it, if I listen. I can feel it. It’s a quiet, subtle sound that’s building and it speaks of harmony. It speaks of love. It’s picking up momentum and its voice is strong, yet gentle, unlike the other noise and chatter demanding my attention. It cuts straight to my core shining light on the darkness and fears I still need to face.

It’s always been there only I’m becoming more aware of it. I’m choosing to listen to it. What will you listen to and how will you respond? It begins with us.

Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table

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ALL OF US, PLEASE “PRAY FOR PEACE” ~ REBLOG FROM JOHN COYOTE

Thank you, John, for allowing me the opportunity to share your post with my readers. To me, it struck as a reminder of the world conditions and how critical it is on the part I play and what I can do.

We’re all connected and if we can send out the energy of love, collectively, I can’t help but think it will matter and touch those that need it the most. Here is John’s post:  Continue reading

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Christmas Bears

Christmas Bears Photo © 2014 by Pat Ruppel

I can’t believe Christmas is almost here. It seems just yesterday we were celebrating Halloween. I love this time of year when there’s magic in the air. I feel the innocence of childhood looking back at me from the beginning to now, like two bookends.

It’s true what they say about growing old and that we become young at heart. We even take on a familiar semblance of our baby self with no teeth or hair. Haha ― no, I’m not there, yet, though my heart feels young.

Fun comes out and we get to play with the grandkids, see their eyes sparkle and revel in their joyful laughter. We take part in the hustle and bustle, singing carols, sending and receiving Christmas cards and worshipping in our different faiths.

But, oh! The magic of Toyland ― do you remember? As the song goes, “Once you pass its borders, you can never return again”.  Continue reading

Love And Peace This Easter

Easter Lily

Easter Lily — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis Courtesy MSN Clipart

I’m wishing you love this Easter holiday. I hope, no matter what you’re doing this Sunday, it will be happy and inspired with reverence.

Pat from the ol’ kitchen table

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Peace ― You’re Exactly Where You’re Meant to Be

backyard snow

Backyard Snow by Pat Ruppel © 2013

I struggle with this time of year ― cold and snowy. Everything slows down and it’s smart to stay off the roads, if I no longer have to be anywhere or commute.

When I’m warm and comfortable at home, I fight the urge to withdraw and drop-off-the-radar.

Funny, how we dream of different things. Then, when they change to what we dream, we look for something else. I wonder, “Why is that?”  Continue reading