I have chased many dreams throughout my life, some have been purposeful and fun and others, well I suppose you could describe them as more nondescript – Some may say based on illusion, I prefer to think of them as learning footsteps, challenges from within, more seeking the real me or my purpose to being … Continue reading Chasing Your Dreams v Being a Mother
I’ve been decluttering my home and my attic recently, and I never realised how much stuff I had accumulated. It became quite clear that when there had been no obvious real home for each item or the kids had outgrown something still in good condition, yes, you guessed it; I’d just stored it in the … Continue reading Clutter, is it ever plain and simple, and just clutter?
Strange how we often feel the need to take 'stock' of our lives, especially when we begin to feel that we don't have full control, or when we suddenly notice that life is filled with uncomfortable things - the things that we find ourselves noticing and would prefer not to have to deal with. Like when you realise its … Continue reading Being Thankful
Have you ever felt out of sync? You know what I mean, when you have all good intentions brimming within but also coupled with a lingering shadow of self-doubt. Try as you might it just doesn’t let go, rather it holds on like a smouldering ember, a loveless mass that encroaches and gathers momentum. You’ve … Continue reading Have You Ever Felt Out Of Sync?
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The beautiful blue sky I woke up to this morning immediately fed my heart, and the smile that I felt paint my face also brushed lovingly against my soul. An inward smile and the fluttering, like butterflies gently kissing my life and speaking their language of beauty and love I was instantly charged with happiness … Continue reading Was It Just the Blue Sky, Or Was It More…
It’s here, silently growing like a perpetuating mass within and bringing with it a sense of uncertainty and unfamiliarity. A fearful essence that encroaches on your thoughts and your very being, like a small child who finds themselves lost. You can imagine what I mean, maybe you've even experienced it for yourself...You're travelling in unfamiliar … Continue reading The Road of Uncertainty
A revelation, an insight so profound, I have finally seen the essence of being that holds me back, that limiting part of me that tells me untruths, the part that holds past reflections of my shame and guilt that holds within it all the thoughts and notions that prevent my path from fully unfolding, that … Continue reading Embracing the Darkness
Woke with a smile today, I felt full of positivity and ready for the wonderful day ahead. I smiled at the sky and then at the thoughts that were fleeting through my mind...I glanced around my room and felt content and so pleased with my beautiful Victorian decor and my heart filled with gratitude as … Continue reading First Thoughts
That was me - earlier today - reflecting, although I began by searching - Searching for a new way forward, feeling like I was caught up, back in that old paper bag I couldn't escape from, feeling like I was on the road to nowhere but more in a quagmire of confused thinking of where … Continue reading Reflection
The road to enlightenment is not always an easy road, nor is it a straight road, rather you often find yourself on an uneven and uncultivated pathway with many challenges both internal and external; or are they in fact all internal? As I explore my thoughts and continue to rise above and look beyond my … Continue reading The Road to Enlightenment
Sometimes we awake and experience a numbness, a low untriumphant feeling, you know what I mean, not necessarily unhappiness, but a feeling of stepping backwards, a knowing that you've strayed from the path, things don't feel right and you realise that things have been kind of drifting and going off balance, slipping back and you've … Continue reading Sometimes We Awake and Experience
As I walk the corridors of my mind I seek to fulfill my dreams, I seek to cultivate positivity within every facet of my life, I seek to grow and catch sight of all the opportunities presented with each new day, and I seek to nurture my heart and the incandescent love I want to … Continue reading The Corridors of My Mind
With my first book ready to publish, and the excitement of such an achievement racing through my heart and my very being, I am feeling proud and accomplished, and indeed creative. I am immersed in the joy of my success; success knowing I have completed a long-standing goal; success knowing the love I have bestowed … Continue reading With My First Book Ready to Publish