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Real Love…

Published April 26, 2014 by Jamie Barone

rl~ Real Love ~

Could you Love me
If I were different than you,
If my thoughts and feelings
Left much to understand?

Could you Love me,
Making no demands,
Allowing me to be
Exactly who I am?

Would you Love me
In the darkest night,
When life’s storms come crashing in,
And filling me with fright?

Could you hold me
If I asked you to?
Or would you be too busy,
Always so much to do?

Could you kiss me – so tenderly
If my face were no longer pretty?
Or would you feel the need to hide
Behind those beautiful blue eyes?

Could you Love me
When I let you down,
Or would you walk away
Tossing my heart on the ground?

Could you Love me
Till the end of time,
Or would your heart grow weary
Of Loving mine?

© Jamie Barone


Quiet the Storm…

Published April 26, 2014 by Jamie Barone

qsThere are times when storms come into our lives without warning. Like a ship lost out at sea, we can feel as though we’re being tossed to-and-fro, not knowing where this darkened and frightening storm is taking us… and feeling as though we are powerless to guide ourselves to safety, let alone knowing where to go or even how to get there.

It can feel dizzying, blinding, frightening, lonely – it can look as though there is no way out, no way to safely land ashore. But I want to tell you that no matter what storm you may be facing in your life today, I promise you this; IT WILL PASS!! You see, storms ‘never’ settle – they are always moving and ever changing – they can only ‘ever’ pass through.

Never forget that you are indeed a Divine Invincible Spirit that is stronger and more powerful than your human-ness can even comprehend. You are strong – you are mighty – you are amazingly capable of handling ANY storm!

You are Divine!

You are Spirit!

You are an Heir of our most High God!

Stand tall – stand strong – smile – put a sparkle back in those stunning eyes of yours; look that storm right in the eye and *know* it is already defeated! Don’t worry about this storm sinking you… it cannot sink you unless you give up and give in… don’t you dare!! You keep yourself afloat… you walk on that water and show it what you’re made of!!

Remember. Every. Storm. Will. Pass.

Every storm will pass, and that brilliant, magnificent sun will shine down upon your beautiful face once again…

And please know… you are NEVER alone!!


By Jamie Barone


Published April 22, 2014 by Jamie Barone

“It is not necessary to isolate children and withdraw our love to teach them how to “behave”. In fact, it is entirely possible to help children learn to be cooperative and decent members of society without ever issuing punishments, rewards, or artificial consequences of any kind. No quick and easy method will solve every conflict. Instead, we need to treat each situation as the unique challenge that it is, and try to be flexible and creative, all the while giving our children the love and respect they deserve.”

-Aletha Solter

puI absolutely believe in this… wholeheartedly. I live this and find that there is never a need for punishment in order to teach, in order for a child to learn, in order to turn a behavior around. In fact, children LOVE when we take the time to gently teach them and help them to learn new ways of handling situations, new ways of handling their emotions – it empowers them in a most wonderful way – it lifts them up, rather than tear them down – it fills them with hope and healthy self-esteem, rather than shame and condemnation. They SO LOVE to please us and make us proud… and they SO LOVE to learn and to become empowered. And more importantly, they Love to give and receive LOVE like no other being on this planet. Punishment does not teach anything… other than… well… punishment.



By Jamie Barone


Published April 22, 2014 by Jamie Barone

observationA 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

Never Enough Time… ?

Published April 18, 2014 by Jamie Barone

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.” 
– Thich Nhat Hanh 

nnThis 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

Mothers of Sons…

Published April 18, 2014 by Jamie Barone

m~ 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

Let go…

Published April 15, 2014 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 ~

growThis 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


Published April 13, 2014 by Jamie Barone

karmaDear Karma, 

I have a list of people you missed. 

Love, Jamie…

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

Just Believe…

Published April 11, 2014 by Jamie Barone

just believeTo be Loved 
To be Loved
Without restraint.


To know your Divine Lover,
To surrender to this presence,
This sanctuary…
This enlightened Love.
Open your heart…


Never stop believing.
Never resist.
We cannot resist Divine Love.
It comes to us.
It draws us in.

Bow before Love.
Surrender completely.
God is always saying yes
To this magical Love
Embrace it…

Let it fill your soul
With it’s all knowing,
All consuming
Invite it in…


© Jamie Antoinette Barone


Published April 11, 2014 by Jamie 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 ciubeing 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

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