A person’s energy can tell you more about them than their own words: Absolutely! Without a doubt! 100%! I could go on and on about this, but I’ll be brief…
It is so very important to be in tune with our intuition, the voice of our soul. We ALL have one, it is simply a matter of being aware.
There are those of us who are extremely sensitive and fully aware of the various energy frequencies. Some call this a “gift” and others call it a “curse,” but either way, it is of tremendous help in clarifying the energy emanating from people, places, material possessions, and even experiences, early on. And, for those who are not in touch with this “gift,” please know that this can be learned, we all have this ability. Meditation and Prayer can really help in the area of tapping into “feeling” or “reading” various energies clearly. This observation, and learning to listen to the voice of guidance within, is truly life changing.
Just a li’l FYI.
By Jamie Barone
“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
This is something I have always known, and in truth, I’ve always prided myself in this area (self-righteous might be a more appropriate word to use), always making sure not to neglect anyone or any relationship that is important to me.
Well, pride is a tricky thing, friends, yes it is, as it has found a way to slap me right in the smacker! Oh yes it did! You see, as a single mommy still trying to regain my balance (though happily so), I have found myself to become increasingly busy with various, very important aspects of my life. With no family, all of my close friends having moved away and living in other states, this single parenting responsibility/Joy can really take a toll at times, on my, well… Time.
I, the one who has always been there for everyone at the drop of a hat, have suddenly found myself unable to do so. And, while this is a bit of a shock therapy to me, please imagine the shock to those who were so use to my unending attention. That’s right folks… I, Jamie Barone, am now unable to be all things to all people at all times. Whew!
The positive side of this equation is that I have learned who my true friends are; those who authentically care about me and those who never did. For those who have not given up on me, oh how I thank you… oh how grateful I am for you.
While I am learning to healthily balance my time and to make sure I do not neglect those who I Love and care about, I have indeed learned that I must take care of myself first if I want to have any energy to expend anywhere else, including the most important people and relationships in my life.
Learning and growing… and grateful for each and every moment, and each and every person who holds a special place in my heart.
I Love You…
By Jamie Barone
~ For Mothers of Sons ~
As we are Lovingly teaching our sons to become self-sufficient men, let us please also make sure to speak and treat our boys with respect, to show them each day that they are truly Lovable and worthy, teaching them a healthy SELF-Love, along with how to ‘respectfully’ express themselves and their Love. We are the very first woman in a man’s life – this is not to be taken lightly. We undoubtedly play a huge part in their future relationships with women. And with this awareness, let us please also bless the future woman in their lives.
By Jamie Barone
“DON’T try to FORCE anything. Let life be a deep let-go. See God opening millions of flowers everyday without forcing the buds.”
~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh ~
This to me is The Art of Surrender… Beautiful, full of Peace and Serenity. Bringing contentment and knowing that all is happening as it should be… each and every new bloom, as well as each and every thing that no longer serves us well, wilting away and moving out of our world.
Every single moment in our lives is happening for a reason, and not just for our own personal reason, but for all as a collective – like one tiny ripple creating a change and never-ending difference in the boundless ocean. That one tiny raindrop raises the entire ocean and the ‘entire ocean’ is never the same.
Life is so much bigger than us… there is SO much more to all we experience here on this Planet Earth. So. Much. More.
No matter where you are in your world, please be at peace knowing that every moment IS happening exactly as it is for a reason. There are no mistakes… no failures… only lessons and learning, and growing…
Life is precious… the lessons we learn and the growth they evoke are priceless. And remember that every single moment in your life is a chance at a new beginning. Every. Single. Moment.
By Jamie Barone
I have a list of people you missed.
Has anyone ever felt this way? Please know that what we sow, we indeed reap. This goes for good intentions as well as hurtful and harmful ones. Please do not worry about what others have done or not done, they will reap the effect of every single action against every single person. They cannot escape this, nor can we. Keep your intentions good, Loving, send blessings and forgive. Surrender the need to ‘payback’ or a need for ‘vengeance’. Keep your heart pure!! Keep your heart pure… never ever give anyone the power to replace the Love in your heart with hate…
By Jamie Barone
To be Loved
To be Loved
To know your Divine Lover,
To surrender to this presence,
This enlightened Love.
Open your heart…
Never stop believing.
We cannot resist Divine Love.
It comes to us.
It draws us in.
Bow before Love.
God is always saying yes
To this magical Love
Let it fill your soul
With it’s all knowing,
Invite it in…
© Jamie Antoinette Barone
If we carry bricks from our past relationship(s) to the new one, we will simply build the same house…
So often, men and women alike, wait until they have someone waiting in the wings before they finally leave a relationship they no longer want. It’s often out of a fear of being alone, and/or being unable to tap into that courage that we all posses. Yet, before jumping from one relationship right into another, let us think about doing all we can to first heal any wounds that need healing before entering in to a new relationship. Any wounds we incur from a painful relationship will simply make a grand appearance, sooner or later, in the new one. We don’t leave our baggage behind, we drag it with us – until we stop, open it up, take a good honest look, and clean it up, which takes time, effort, and awareness.
Going from one relationship to another without self-care/self-Love, and time alone in-between relationships to heal, to grow, spending time alone getting to know ourselves without the influence of another person or relationship commitment, may be necessary if we wish *not* to “repeat” our relationship history. This is especially important when we have children. It is not in their hearts best interest to see mommy or daddy going straight to another person–whether or not they say so, this affects them deeply as well. Children grieve the loss of all they know, even when it is a painful environment. Children need time to heal, too.
When we heal the wounds from our past, it changes everything–from how we react/respond, to how capable we are of truly Loving another, to how able we are to forgiving others–on and on it goes. This list of magic never ends. And truly… it can create the most Beautiful, magical, Love relationship ever even imagined.
Please, just think about it. It’s worth thinking about.
By Jamie Barone
If I could gift only one message from my heart to our world, it would be this: No matter what we have experienced in our life, no matter how wonderful, or, how horrific, no matter what, none of it determines our attitude or who we choose to be.
No person or experience has power over us to take away our choice of attitude and heart condition. Our attitude comes from within. Always and only from within.
‘We get to choose’ Love or hate, compassion or bitterness, forgiveness or unforgiveness, gentleness or hardness, trust or distrust… and the list goes on.
Not one of us walks away from this life-journey unscathed, with lessons to learn and experiences to grow us… we are all in this together. When we realize this, we understand that we are a collective soul team, that we are never alone, we are truly Divinely Loved, and we are more powerful than imagined.
Our life experiences do NOT determine our attitude and heart condition. It is always our choice. Always.
So, LOVE… LOVE… LOVE!
That, in a nutshell, would be my message.
By Jamie Barone
Grace… Gosh, so many stones being thrown when we see someone behaving in ways that are an obvious cry for help, an obvious “looking for Love and trying to fill up an empty space in all the wrong ways and places.” Wouldn’t it be beautiful if we would ALL stop trashing others (whether they are in the media or in our own lives), if we ALL might realize that not one of us can cast that first stone, and, that we ALL have large planks in our own eyes to work on…
What we focus on grows… when we see someone behaving in a bizarre manner, is it not clear that they are deeply hurting? Is it not clear that they are needing Love? If that was your precious child, or someone who you truly Love, would you trash them? Would you belittle and ridicule them? Would you publicly humiliate them and speak badly about them to anyone who dares to listen? Or would you reach out and hold them close and Love them deeply? Would you reach out and ask others to send Love and blessings and prayers for this beautiful precious child?
When we are able to meet others with compassion, rather than trashing them… when we are able to close our eyes and sincerely send authentic Love to them, and embrace them, with sincerity, truly caring to heal their brokenness… when we are able to see that they are one of us – not to be trashed and bashed, but to be taken in and held and Loved… THIS is when our world will change. THIS is when the brokenness of others will begin to heal.
Please… just… think about it.
Written for a friend who has spent the past few years feeling pressured to follow what everyone around her encouraged her to do with her life… and now… feels uneasiness and regret at having followed a path that felt wrong for her. I would also like to add that, it is never too late to rewrite our own story.
A most beautiful, yet, often painful lesson learned, is when we come to the realization of how important it is to follow the guidance of our own heart, to make sure that we are making our life choices based on that of our own passions and heart desires, our own dreams and life purpose, and not that of others.
We have each been triumphantly born on this planet to live our own life journey, and not that of another.
And please know, that, while it is wonderful to gain insightful wisdom from those who have gone before us, it is always important to follow our own heart, our own innate soul wisdom… we each have this… we each have this “knowing”, it is with us all along, throughout our lifetime, and I would go even further to say that it spans far beyond this lifetime. It is always there. And truly, it is up to us to follow our own life purpose… our own dreams… regardless of the opinions of others. We deserve nothing less… nothing less!
What makes us come alive?
What makes our soul sing?
What lifelong dreams never die?
What brings fulfillment, joy, and peace to our being?
We deserve nothing less… nothing… less.