2014 Wrap-Up Blog Challenge – My Treasure Chest of Wisdom and Truth

With thanks to linda from http://litebeing.com who began this inspiring challenge… inspiring us all to look back on our experiences in 2014… Linda asked us to consider four questions…

Which lessons did you learn?
How did you serve others?
What blessings did you receive?
Was there something you lost that turned out to be a blessing in disguise?
Did you receive any “gifts” in terms of powers or skills?

IExistAt the beginning of the year, Tom and I were back in our favourite place, Cancun, Mexico celebrating our 25 years together… enjoying a warm, relaxing and peaceful ‘wintertime’ together on sparkling white sands, in turquoise waters, under blue skies and heart shaped fluffy clouds.  It is our special place, filled with magic… that cleanses and energises our being… as we prepare to take on the rest of the year.  IAM always thankful that we can return here time and time again as it feels like coming home.  It makes me truly happy. Tom and I are planning our return for early next year, at this very moment.

Another place I love is our new home we found this year, along the seashore of Benalmadena, it too is a magical place that feels comfortable, safe and tranquil and I know that we will be here most of the time as it makes me truly happy.

barbara&jonI count both these magical places as my blessings that have given me wonderful gifts too, all year through… inspiration to express and create my writings and paintings and a constant feeling of joy moving within my Body Consciousness that shows me that IAM in the most perfect place.  My happiness radiates out into the environment for others to see, feel and take on as their own.  This is the service, through myself, that I give to others.  In this way my only requirement is to keep focused on myself and BE the Creator IAM.

It was an important truth I taught myself this year… even though my Human self is taking her time putting it all into perspective.  They do say when things go wrong or when you lose something it can be a blessing in disguise or some good can come out of it.  Deep within I know this to be true… and sore… and is taking some deep reflection and a little more time for all of me to truly expand into the wisdom of it all.

It all began last year when I felt a grand dream start to fall apart and at the end of this summer it was quite definitely ripped completely away.  Ripped away in a manner I could never have imagined and has left me with feelings of anger, hatred, disappointment, sadness and abandonment.  I know now and maybe I always knew that it wasn’t the right dream for me, but gave myself this experience for the blessing and wisdom.

It wasn’t the right dream for me because it didn’t have myself as the main focus, but instead, the lives of others.  Helping others is a service, but not if it is to our own detriment, putting others first and/or takes away their space and/or experience.

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IAM now clear about how and when I can help others and if it resonates with them, they can ask me for my help or my presence.  Otherwise IAM taking good care of myself with compassionate psychology… consciously breathing and accepting it all, being in my own presence, loving myself unconditionally and serving myself first.  I know that I always did my very best in my helping others and planted many seeds of love which maybe one day will be discovered.  I enjoy living and creating in each moment and observe from afar the experience of others, without judgement.

What a wonderful chestful of treasure I have discovered this year…I feel my consciousness expanding with new wisdom and truths of who I truly AM… I walk confidently with an abundance of potential into the new year 2015.

Thankyou Linda for this opportunity to share my experiences this year with you all… whether happy or sad, I remember they are all experiences and beautiful gifts I continue to give to myself.

Tomorrow is Julianne’s account of her 2014.

May I wish you all a Merry Christmas time with loved ones and that means yourself… and a peaceful and abundant 2015.  Until the new year when I’ll be reporting about Tom and my great new ‘eating’ life style and much more, no doubt.

Barbara Franken… Inspiring New Energy Consciousness.

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25 years of LOVE and CANCUN… Mexico… Here we are again…

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It felt as if Tom and I had stepped into a time warp… back to the early 90’s…

A wonderful breeze of hot mexican air… friendly smiling deep tanned ‘small folk’… palm trees swaying in a beautiful blue sky… stretches of ultra white glistening sand and turquoise seas… ocean waves lapping on the land, a heavenly feeling of Gaia’s gentle caress that touches the depth of your heart and soul that is connected to ALL… laughter and screams of joy from children and young adults as they jump the waves, splash in the pool and dance to the deep music vibrations in the local night clubs… lying on the beach soaking up the sun, drifting off to a place of enchantment and silence… resting the body and mind of the busyness of ‘normal’ life and allowing one’s spirit to come into the foreground and ignite inspiration and passion with a feeling of peace swaying in the background…

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“What was it that brought us here year after year for 25 years… to enjoy this small piece of the world”… Tom asked…

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This time warp that we had both slipped back into… so easily… connected us to the deep feeling, the joy and passion of life… that had, IAM SURE… spurred us on to settle in Mazarron Country Club 7 years ago… another unspoilt, tranquil and peaceful environment where we allowed ourself’s to connect deeply with ALL OF OURSELF… body, mind and spirit… we had learned to be at peace, to refuel, recharge and experience the nothingness in life… wherever we were…

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But today… 7 years later… following the yearning of our hearts… we are back for a well deserved ‘Time Out’ before we move to our new home in Benalmadena, Costa del Sol…  There are more tall buildings, more people, traffic, shops, restaurants and hotels… but nothing could cover up the peaceful hum, the natural colours and shapes of Gaia’s presence here… Long ago we had both connected with the natural vibration of LOVE that is here… that brought us to the core of ourself… and will always remain special to us… Over the last 25 years we’ve shared this paradise with our family and friends… We joined together and committed ourself’s to each other, for better and worse here on our beach… on our rock…

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Our Rock… We will respect and honour each other for eternity…

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Our old apartment… Carisa Y Palma…

IMG_2117We feel truly home… a place to celebrate our love for ourself and each other… 25 years.. quite a milestone… Enjoy the photos… and here’s to new inspiration for the creation of another post from CANCUN, Mexico… Hasta Luego Amigo/a’s…

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A quote that is engraved on a building here on the beach that we have always resonated with…  ‘Life is lost in dreaming… Dreaming is lost in Becoming…’  So let us live mindfully in each moment of our life and allow ourself to be our grandest heart and soul’s dream ever…

Barbara Franken… Inspiring New Energy Consciousness…

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I received the best gift for my Birthday… My New Home…

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The front entrance… actually no 23…

Looking up from the garden...

Looking up from the garden…

Tom and I had planned a whole 6 months to find our next home, the place we could nurture ‘us’ for the next part of our journey… We arrived a couple of days ago in Benalmadena… A place my father and sister told us about… and loved to visit… So of course we had to come and visit and see for ourselves what Benalmadena was all about… Last year in fact we came for a weeks golfing holiday… We were very impressed, not that we visited much of the big town…just the marina… a place we liked and could see ourselves living in… swaying among the yachts in the harbour…

Anyway we are here again… and just to make sure Benalmadena was the place for us, we travelled further down south to Estapona and travelled back up checking out all the towns in-between Estapona and Malaga.. making sure we weren’t missing out on anything…  It took us one day, arriving back in Benalmadena… Tom took a wrong turn on one of the roundabouts and passed a lovely piece of rugged coast and apartments… I was quite busy telling him… ‘this is the wrong road’… but looking at the apartments I saw the buildings were called… Santa Maria…

Later that evening we ate at a lovely Italian restaurant, with my dad, who had joined us here for his holiday.. and saw the sun set… we took pictures of the lovely apartments that were here on the marina… This is where we wanted to live… Benalmadena and in particular the marina…

Early next day, we made our way to the local real estate office… and asked to be shown apartments available at the marina… She had one available and could show us that afternoon… together with another apartment just down the road on a beautiful part of the beach… it was called Santa Maria… My ears pricked up and I just knew that we had to see it… (I had seen and heard this name come to my attention for quite a while lately…)

The apartment we saw at the marina was lovely… but the apartment at the beach was the one for us… My wish was for a garden, a pool, near the beach and sea, a bath in the bathroom, big kitchen and rooms and a grand balcony… It ticked all my boxes…

and what do you know… this apartment was on the road that Tom accidentally took yesterday… the apartments Santa Maria…

I trusted that, as always my wishes would be/are granted… by myself… by the universe… I know that to TRUST… brings everything together…

Here are our pictures… enjoy…. IAM so happy… happy… happy… it is my birthday and my gift to myself… a new home for tommy and me to expand, to be at peace… to explore….

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From the Balcony…

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Looking East…

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Looking West…

January Awakening Challenge…
This is the list of the latest schedule… a few people have postponed so please bare with us… and others have not been able to make the post at all for unforeseen reasons…. so to meet my 33 number I need one more person to write their awakening story + one for good luck… (as they say)…

1st     Barbara  – https://memymagnificentself.wordpress.com
2nd    Paddy    – http://paddypicasso.wordpress.com
3rd     Emanuel- http://emantable.com/musings-of-a-table/
6th     Julianne – http://juliannevictoria.com
7th     Sarah     – http://theskycladwriter.wordpress.com
8th     Shree     – http://heartsongsblog.wordpress.com
9th     Dace      – http://mywaytotruth.wordpress.com
10th   Korinn    – http://www.korinn.com
11th   Sindy     – http://bluebutterfliesandme.wordpress.com
12th   Stefanie – http://dancingwithstefanie.com
13th   Mick      – http://meticulousmick.wordpress.com
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15th   Megan   – http://mychroniclifejourney.wordpress.com
16th   Pat         – http://patinspire.org
17th   Marga    – http://lifeasimprov.com
18th   Kimberley – http://kimberlyharding.wordpress.com
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20th
21st   Heather     – http://wildflowerwomen.wordpress.com
22nd
23rd    Sue          – http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com
24th    M…          – http://seeingm.wordpress.com
25th    Brian G    – http://middlepane.com
26th    Dotta       – http://dottaraphels.wordpress.com
27th    CW          – http://sunflowerrosecw.wordpress.com
28th    Laurie       – http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com
29th    Debra       – http://ptero9.com
30th    Linda        – http://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com
31st    Michael     – http://navigator1965.wordpress.com
February
1st      Leigh        – http://bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com
2nd     Shaman   – http://shamanictracking.com
3rd     Joss         – http://ccwow.wordpress.com
4th     Jenna       – http://jennadee222.wordpress.com
5th     Shelley     – http://livingwithshadows.wordpress.com
6th     Elisabeth  – http://almostspring.com
7th     Michael    – http://embracingforever.com
8th     Lehua       – http://amusingspirit.wordpress.com
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IAM Barbara… Inspiring New Energy Consciousness…

I never fit in… now I know why… I have a dream…

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Art by LilianAnonymous

IAM one of many who have a dream… a grand dream… just like Martin Luther King as he stated in his freedom speech in 1963, John Lennon’s song Imagine and Abba’s song I have a dream… My WordPress friends are all part of this dream, which I vividly dreamed one night, not so long ago… but first lets recap on some great words…

Let Freedom ring… Let us sing we are free at last… MLK
Imagine all the people… Living for today… Living life in peace… Sharing all the world… JL
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale… You can take the future even if you fail… Abba

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Sindy’s Clearing Challenge… Clearing and Living in the New Energy Consciousness…

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IAM honoured to take part in Sindy’s Clearing challenge sharing my insights into… Clearing and Living in the New Energy Consciousness… 

However before you read further… I would like to share with you how I came to write what I have…

Since I committed myself to writing ‘my clearing post’ for today…  I have had a good many days to ponder as to what I could write… and as each day passed, reading all ‘my sisters’ posts… I CHANGED my theme… many times… (as theme after theme was already posted)… Oh… what a CHALLENGE this was turning out to be…  but inspiration seemed abundant… as I portray in my ‘soul art’ painting  above….  IAM PEACE…. and I was inspired to write, as I thought was, my final post… 

Then…

jokingly mentioned, in my comment to Deelia’s post… http://soulfields.wordpress.com… that I had ‘more work’ to do, releasing all my yesterdays… after realising that the full moon was due in the coming days… I was thinking about choosing the perfect moment to release all my nonsense… under the bright shining light of the moon…

When…

Deelia kindly reminded me that ‘we are now living in the New Paradigm’… The New Energy Consciousness… and I just knew that I had to change, yet again, what I was to write….

So here’s to all my sacred sisters and brothers throughout the world… I thank you all for being true to yourself, for mirroring me, for inspiring me and for supporting me in OUR MISSION to create a peaceful and harmonious New Earth right here to create our dreams… Continue reading

As I awaken the whole world awakens…

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As I clean myself… the whole world is cleaned…

As IAM sorry, I surrender… the whole world is sorry and surrenders…

As I forgive myself… the whole world is forgiven…

As I love myself… the whole world is loved…

As I thank myself… the whole world is thankful…

As I relax, the whole world relaxes…

As I awaken the whole world awakens…

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Balancing the Feminine and Masculine Energies…

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Rivers of divine feminine energy flow in abundance on the physical world now… Earth and Human kind have called this forth… feeling the urge to balance the masculine and feminine energies and bring about a new and creative dance of DivineHuman potential…

The Masculine Energy is a very powerful fire energy that builds, creates and manifests our hearts desire in the physical…  but we have allowed it to strengthen the human identity and ego in ways that have led to domination and the destruction of each other…

The Feminine Energy is a very powerful water energy that flows, heals and loves… it perceives the unmanifested forms and realms and is connected to the vital source that is pure being and all knowing…  of which most of us have long forgotten…

Yes… IAM awakening, remembering my true authentic power… IAM indeed both the fire and water… IAM both halves… IAM wholeness itself…  The tide turns, my feminine energy brings forth love and transforms all the fear that I have instilled upon the world… Continue reading

Enjoying my food, wine and home…

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I love cooking, simple and tasteful dishes… Tonight’s delicious meal was made according to my friend Sindy’s recipe and blog post… http://bluebutterfliesandme.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/water-water-everywhere
‘fish salsa tortillas’… except I added nectarines and fresh prawns I had lying around waiting to be included in this scrumptious meal… So thank you Sindy… It was delicious… (I just missed the margarita’s… will ask you for the recipe soon…) Continue reading

A WOMAN Awakens…

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Something inside me stirred, it had been a long and arduous road…
experiencing the calm, the drive, the dark, the light, the pain, the love, the sadness and the peace…

And like a bolt of thunder and strike of lightning, I brought myself to this moment, and knew with all my being…
I was the dance, the union and coming together of the two extremes…

In each moment I could choose to celebrate, to cooperate and playfully create a life so longed for…
something inside me stirred, the energies had found each other and wonder exploded…

I AM both the inner and outer, the inspiration and creator, the nurturer and builder…
Will you join me in your new awakened state to follow your dreams, create your desires and live together in a peaceful and loving earth.. right here…NOW…

©Barbara Franken… Inspiring New Energy Consciousness… 

Have you ever wondered?

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Have you ever wondered how different your life might be if you and all society had been brought up with the truth that you were ‘born a Masterpiece’?  A unique and magnificent being, growing up gracefully with all the elements of our natural world, sharing your innocence and qualities with others in spontaneous moments, experiencing the delights and beauty around you and creating whatever filled you with passion and joy …
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Have you ever wondered what life would be like if everyone was responsible for their actions and cared for themselves first and each other in an unconditional loving way, knowing that the only purpose to life was to enjoy, indulge and be in each moment… Have you ever dared imagine everyone living and working together in cooperation and harmony, everyone understanding… after so many years of duality… there is no more need to fight, to judge, to doubt and be afraid… we are indeed all equal and there is enough of everything for everyone to share… Continue reading