Give and Take Part I

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This is a poem written by a very wise and loving friend of mine Ameeta.
I hope you are as touched by this piece of writing as I am.
Much Love and Light!

Note to Readers:
1. If you would like to be taken off my mailing list please let me know and your wish shall be my command with immediate effect.
2. As you will see this poem raises a question but does not discuss answers, only inviting you to contemplate the question, if you so choose, and to
travel your own journey with it.
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Here’s a powerful question
that transformed
my life
ever since
it began
asking itself
inside me

Would you like
to be
on the receiving end
of what you give?

Not a new question
but still radical
always relevant
and profoundly revealing

Too simple for you?
look again
perhaps you might
tap its potential
this time

Would you like
to be
on the receiving end
of what you give?

Would you like
to be
on the receiving end
of how you give
how much you give
when you give
why you give
and to whom you give?

This question inside
has been relentless
not permitting me
to rest on
a single rosy instance
when my answer
might be yes

For it is not interested
in yes
It is more concerned
with no
when the truth is no
even if
we find one no
for a hundred yesses

When this question
falls on fertile ground
it is seen to be
completely non-judgmental
driven by love
love of truth and freedom

For we are never
more empowered
or empowering
than when we are
in truth

So thanks to a courage
from grace beyond
when we can be honest enough
to come upon that no
and explore it
without fear
and with curiosity
the question opens us
to depths
unimaginable

What we see
with eyes thus opened
humbles us
and brings us to our knees

And yet the question
may stay
and keep asking itself
till mind opens
and heart explodes
and time and space
collapse
so that giving
is not other than receiving
and giver
is not other than receiver

And still the question
may stay
as a loving reminder
of our truth
transforming us
inside and out
one instance at a time.

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Ameeta
ameetak@gmail.com

Storm Clouds

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As a child, storm clouds were very intimidating. I remember my parents sending me to our basement during hurricane Gloria (Sept. 26-27 1985). Trees threatened to demolish our modest home. The sky was an unforgiving dark ominous gray. All color and vibrancy of fall leeched out leaving a sense of impending doom.

As the storm became focused on Long Island, it’s eye settled directly over us. It’s sight set on destroying our home with one of our own beautiful old maples. The men and women of our neighborhood left the safety of their homes to tie ropes around the tree and secured them to pickup trucks and worked as a team.

During the time everyone worked as a team, there was no longer the feel of impending doom but a sense of calmness and community.

When all the collateral damage of Gloria was said and done, the sun came out.

So, during your personal storm do not suffer alone, ask for help from God, family, and friends. No matter how bad it seems in the moment, the sun will shine again.

Instant.Cosmic.Attraction.

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Finding others with like intentions to build with, is a blessing. Finding complete strangers across the world wanting to build community, is awe-inspiring…

JOI and Angel Frequency/ Earth Angels http://a5dangel.com/ a fellow blogger are coming together to spread light and love to all we come across. Earth Angels insight on vibrations and the 5D reality is written from a heartfelt and passionFull perspective. I love it! Check it out for yourself at http://a5dangel.com/

Much Love and Light!

“Instant. Cosmic. Attraction.” J.R. Ward, The King

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Give a warm welcome to Simone Allison

Hello Beautiful Souls,

I have the honor of introducing the beautiful and talented Simone Allison to the Journey of Illumination family. Simone, will be bringing love and light to the site as a healer. She has extensive experience as a peer tutor while working in the healthcare industry. Simone, has an incredible talent of reading a persons vibration, allowing her keen insight to the heart of any situation. We will be working together to bring as much love and light to the world as possible.

Much Love,
Kim

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Bio of Simone Allison Healer Of The Heart

Hi everyone I’m the lady with the big heart that will love you and encourage you no matter the circumstances. I’m here to empower that beautiful light that we are all born with.

What makes me be able to say this, Is I myself needed to be reminded of how bright that light really is. We are all born with a special gift that some of us needs a little reminder we still have. I will not only encourage you but also help you to understand how beautiful you are in and out. This process is not something that will happen over night. Like anything in this world it takes a lot of LOVE, UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE. You’re not going to like the feeling of discomfort, but as we all know with growth comes growing pain. It’s a wonderful feeling to have that pleasure of just being.