The Wisdom of Golf… at Desert Springs, Almanzora, Spain

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24 years ago today Tom and I got together… a great reason to celebrate a few days in a lovely golf resort, Desert Springs, Almanzora, Spain…  The weather is warm but a little overcast, never mind… Tom and I have an early afternoon start time today to enjoy a nice game of golf and enjoy the beautiful scenery here in Almanzora… We’ve been here before, but I didn’t remember just how beautiful it was.. Desert Springs, like the name reveals is a golf course right in the middle of Mediterranean desert land… It is nature at its very best… wild, colourful, prickly and raw…

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Happiness Is…

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Happiness is....

Happiness Is…

*Breathing consciously in the present moment… rather than thinking about the past or future

*Trusting your body consciousness completely… rather than doubting yourself

*Knowing you are magnificent and authentically powerful… rather than a nobody struggling to become somebody

*Knowing that you hold all your own answers… rather than relying on the knowledge of others

*Feeling the passion and excitement flowing through your body consciousness… rather than feeling numb

*Choosing to LOVE yourself first and radiate LOVE out to others… rather than believing you are not worthy of love

*Choosing to create your reality and destiny… rather than being a victim of life

Barbara Franken… Inspiring New Energy Consciousness
www.sacredheartsretreat.com & www.costacalidaonline.com

Self Pity vs Self Love…

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Unnecessary criticism, verbal cruelty, sarcasm and malicious gossip demeans the speaker, making him less, darkening his aura and encourages a habit to form… but even his unspoken words travel through the ‘song of the universe’ to find the recipient…

Do we choose to accept these feelings of wickedness that cloud our aura and reinforce the nasty comment we had heard from a neighbour, friend or dear one? Do we allow it to overwrite who we truly are… and believe we are terrible and that people are against us? Do we allow the words and thoughts to hit our heart like an arrow, sending us into a panic attack and a journey of self-pity? Continue reading

Creative Expression…

This is your invitation to join Barbara on  
Thursday 30th May, 11-17 hr 
Mazarron Country Club, Murcia, Spain

  For a fun and creative ‘me day’ with friends in a safe and quiet space…

Connecting to your innate passion and joy, allowing yourself to imagine, be inspired and express your beingness, your soul voice… and enjoy…
 
*A Dreamwalk… Expanding into the New Energy  Consciousness 
*Intuitive Painting… Bringing a dream into reality
*A 3 Course Homemade Lunch
*Inspiring feedback of the days experience….
 
Cost… 15 Euro
Contact Barbara to reserve your place by Tel: 650796579
or email info@sacredheartsretreat.com

Falling in LOVE… with IAM…

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I was about 27 when my new felt freedom of exploring life and experiencing what I liked and desired in life (of the previous 9 years from when I left the family nest at 18), began to filter into my consciousness…  I became aware of deep feelings inside of me, awakening a new sense of BEING… and life has continued to prompt me with signs, people and a knowingness that has guided my choosing and experiencing of my life in the NOW moment…

It has been a gradual unfolding of ‘all of me’.. as I have experienced, felt and responded to the last 26 years of my life and my part in it all…  Nearly 27 years of a most loving relationship with myself… a gradual ‘falling in love’ with myself, Barbara… a HumanBeing integrating and becoming one with my DivineBeing… IAM… all that is… Continue reading

Infinite Love… A poem to my mum…

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I REMEMBER feeling you for the first time, so soft and cuddly
and feeling a sense of belonging…
I REMEMBER blowing out my first birthday candle, making a mess
and bouncing in an indoor chair…
I REMEMBER playing with my sister outdoors and in our conservatory
watching the caterpillars, chrysalis and butterflies transform in jam-jars…
I REMEMBER taking care of our pet guinea-pig, rabbit and cat
and the pony who still remains in my imagination…
I REMEMBER hearing the piano played, the fingers so fluent on the keys
and my music lessons on the guitar…
I REMEMBER playing with my friends in the park and digging
our garden with my dad and sister…
I REMEMBER trips to my grandparents in the country and in the town
celebrating family birthdays, weddings and christmas..
I REMEMBER the inner joy I always felt at christmas time, santa’s sherry
and mince pie, made possible by you and dad’s love and excitement…
I REMEMBER us going away on holidays, riding donkeys,
making sandcastles and running on the beach and into the sea…
I REMEMBER watching you wash the clothes and dishes, cleaning
the house and you teaching me to iron…
I REMEMBER loving to watch films with my dad and sister
and crackerjack at 5 to 5…
I REMEMBER your love for flowers, the smell of your roses
and admiring your green fingers…
I REMEMBER feeling rebellious, a sense of conflict between me and
the outside world and being called mary-mary-quite-contrary…
I REMEMBER finding it hard to breathe for a while and feeling
an inner urge to explore, find freedom and who I truly was…
I REMEMBER you letting me go… to begin my adventure alone,
my wings expanded in confidence, I took off to discover beyond…
The sprinkle of your love and joy has grown so big within me, flowing over
and becoming one with my own love of self…
Your nurturing is my nurturing, your love is my love, your joy is my joy,
you are and IAM one…
Each morning I awake in a bundle of love, have a sense of joy and
excitement and arise to create another best moment exploring all that is…
I turn my head around and feel your embrace, I gently kiss you
on the cheek and silently thank you for being you…
LOVE IS INFINITE… YOU AND ME… I LOVE YOU 
Your loving daughter Barbara xxx 
Not only for Mothers Day 2013 but for every day…  

Let’s not label our children with ADD, ADHD and AUTISM…

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When my grandson was born in 2010 I knew he was a ‘new energy’ child… I had been in contact with him ever since his conception and painted with him during his first 10 months of life (within his mum)…  He actually helped me with many life issues, teaching me to LOVE, PLAY and CREATE… IAM thankful for the precious time his parents have given me… from the day of his birth to his third birthday that we have recently celebrated… I have lovingly observed him growing into a 3 year old toddler… He is a child who knows what he wants… what he needs… (a complete REBEL just like his grandma) but also one bundle of LOVE and everyone that has any worries, stress and hardship only has to look at him to know that INDEED, ALL IS WELL…

Our children are here to help humanity expand into a more LOVING space… They are here to teach us to connect and integrate with the part of ourself that is all loving, all powerful and all perfect… To LOVE ourself first and be the Magnificent person we truly are… Continue reading

Trusting my Knowingness… that all is well…

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I’ve brought myself this far by proclaiming my rebel tendency… I’ve never just accepted the majority or the minority rules and regulations when it comes to taking care of ME… I’ve always known that IAM the best judge of how I feel in different circumstances and moments and what I want and need… but society has a way of making you doubt this, because of all the research pointing to… this way is the best… and if we want to fit in and feel a part of society/community we have to do our bit, caring for others even to our own detriment… after all the collective are more important than ME and our leaders are far more wise… ME a mere drop in the ocean…

The doubts and fears about AM I RIGHT or WRONG over the years, have crept into my subconscious and have made me question and judge myself… sometimes to the extreme… you’re a bad girl? you’re not worthy? you’re stupid? you’re dirty? you’re not loveable? you’re so different? you don’t fit in?  what do you know? and it goes on and on until I pay more attention to the part of me that has always whispered… It’s OK… I love you… and feel comforted by this loving & all knowing presence…  as if IAM being reeled in… to my divine human beingness… infinite, free, all loving, unlimited, balanced and abundant… knowing that all is well… remembering IAM more than my human experience… Continue reading