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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I Am Dreaming…

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Dreams, whether in a waking state or sleep state are so powerful. Dreams transport the mind to another existence. Opening up possibilities thought to be impossible. Dream BIG, make goals, and then take a step at a time to achieve greatness. You are capable of everything and anything once you put your imagination to work. Manifest your own destiny!

Much Love!
Enjoy this tune.

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Hunger, poverty, war, terrorism… Are a human complication. In which they need human intervention. Not just a governmental one. You can help be apart of the solution by just being considerate of others. Lending a helping hand and reframe from passing judgement can do more than you think. Giving others hope and strength that they can raise above what holds them down, is immensely powerful.

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The world we were meant to inhabit

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Control

I watch people give away their personal power all too often. Allowing others to provoke them into reactive emotions such as, anger, sadness, self pity, and jealousy. This is giving that person your power. They incite feelings within you, taking control of your emotional state. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about yourself. No matter who that person is to you. Remember your worth and that you are always loved, especially when it doesn’t always feel that way.

Much Love!

Counting Stars

by One Republic

Written by Ryan Tedder, the band’s frontman and songwriter for other pop stars, he was quoted as saying “I felt a responsibility to actually write and sing about things that have a level of human gravity to them” when it comes to the song’s lyrics.

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard,
Said, no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars, yeah we’ll be counting stars

I really love this song! What spoke to me the most were the lyrics. This is a song I can get down to and actually feel inspired by. Do not get me wrong, I also can get down (well more like grind on a “surfboard”) to Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” but all that inspires me to do is get drunk and do naughty things (naughty things aren’t always a bad thing just saying).

The chorus really got to me, I have also been dreaming of more. Dreaming of what more I can contribute to this world. I want to share this gift of illumination with all who want it. Praying to find a way to ignite the spark or to fan the flame to become brighter, in others. I took some time off from this blog because I began to manifest my dream, by teaching others that they too have been gifted. We all have that light that shines inside of us! Wasting time on such mundane a thing as money while there are wonders of the world to be discovered. No, thanks. I will continue to provide the necessary amount of attention to have a comfortable living environment, but no longer will I measure my success by the amount of wealth I have accumulated over my lifetime. 

I feel something so right
Doing the wrong thing
I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, couldn’t I, could lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive 
This section of the second verse is brilliant! The lies we tell ourselves when we make choices that cause damage to our mind, body and/or soul, may be true in the moment. Given time the truth of the action/inaction will be revealed. I have tested this over and over, the lies I have told myself still turn out to be just that lies…
What lies are you telling yourself?
Just some food for thought,
Much Love,
Kim

Read more: OneRepublic – Counting Stars Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

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.

Joyous and Free

As I am forced to see the outcome of others perceived righteous indignation on small and large scales. I find myself acting with a renewed sense of purpose. I will be Joyous and Free.
Let me start by examining my words. I’ve inserted definitions of the words I’m using to describe a state of being, I desire.
World English Dictionary

joyous (ˈdʒɔɪəs)
— adj
1.having a happy nature or mood
2.joyful

joy (dʒɔɪ)
— n
1.a deep feeling or condition of happiness or contentment
2.something causing such a feeling; a source of happiness
3.an outward show of pleasure or delight; rejoicing

free (friː)
— adj (and foll by from ) , freer , freest
1.able to act at will; not under compulsion or restraint
2.a.having personal rights or liberty; not enslaved or confined
b. ( as noun ): land of the free
3.not subject (to) or restricted (by some regulation, constraint, etc); exempt: a free market ; free from pain
4.(of a country, etc) autonomous or independent
5.exempt from external direction or restriction; not forced or induced: free will

I think I’ll take two number 1’s and a number 5 please. Can you super-size that?!

· How does one become Joyous and Free?
I shall strive to be of a happy nature, with deep feelings of true happiness. While living in a condition of contentment. Released from the attachment of external direction or restriction of another’s will

My first act towards this goal – I refuse to be pushed or provoke into a state of aggression/ depression for someone else’s agenda. This is supported by my God given right of free will. Thus, provides me the choice to take action and not react to blatant acts of hostility. I choose to turn the other cheek. My action will be to turn it over to God.

Romans 12:19-21
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

· Is it possible to be Joyous and Free all the time?
I realize that I am a Human Being designed by God, in God’s likeness, but I am not God in wholeness. I take my will back from God often. As, I grow during my journey I am quicker to recognize my slip and correct it much sooner than ever before. As in The Lord’s Prayer “ Thy will be done”. The more I model my ways in this light, the more often I will experience joy and freedom.

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