Friday, September 30, 2005

These Dreams

I want to live by the sea, to wake up to the scent of sea water that permeates the air. I want to sit on the beach and watch the sun go down, the stars shining on an endless expanse of night and gently rolling water. To feel the sand between my toes as I walk, hearing only the waves as they crash on the shore and know that until the hurricane hits, this peace will remain.

And I want to see history. I want to walk through the streets of Europe, surrounded by people yet alone with my thoughts, knowing that this soil was trod by countless others for centuries before me. Know that many mistakes were made here, yes, and maybe still are. But I have known some of Europe's people, and I want to soak it all in, soak in the places and events that happened not so many years ago. And maybe discover that despite of and because of its culture, we will always have so much to learn.

And maybe most of all- I want my words to be heard. If we let them, words can heal, words can make a difference. I want what I say to reach out to those who are hurting, who have lost their way, for them to know they aren't the only ones there. Ambitious, I know, but I believe I'll make it. Cause we can all do so much more with our own words if we only know we aren't alone.


At 9/30/2005 01:27:00 PM, Blogger Jocelyn said...

Hope your dreams may come true

At 9/30/2005 01:40:00 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

Words are definately powerful. They can make or break a person; they can heal or shatter; they can lift up or tear down. I know that you would/will use your words for all positive and good!

At 9/30/2005 02:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want to go with you

At 9/30/2005 05:38:00 PM, Blogger Jayleigh said...

One of my favorite quotes by William Jenks:

Words can be deeds and there are miracles of healing perceptible only to the heart

At 9/30/2005 06:59:00 PM, Blogger Matthew said...

what a great post! keep wishing on those dreams - without dreams to reach for, we simply stand still and let life pass us by

At 9/30/2005 07:47:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Your dreams are on their way to becoming reality. They may take awhile to achieve, but I know you are the kind of person who won't ever give them up. Your words ARE being heard right now, by a pretty faithful following, and you are not alone. Have a wonderful weekend and God bless.

At 9/30/2005 08:13:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Great dreams, and so well written.

At 9/30/2005 10:26:00 PM, Blogger banjonomad said...

just from reading your blog, i feel like i know you, nettie. :) i really like the way you put things...sounds like you were in a little bit of a melancholy mood today. :)

At 9/30/2005 10:29:00 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Now, you see, there you go.

I used my blog to really vent today, and you go bloggin' about how words can heal.


At 9/30/2005 11:27:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Beautiful vision, Nettie.

At 10/01/2005 01:08:00 AM, Blogger banjonomad said...

nettie, i think you've been to my friend Leann's page a few times...i think you'd like visiting our joint blog. it's just a blog about really random stuff we feel inspired to write...kinda like this one. address is:

At 10/01/2005 09:05:00 AM, Blogger ~Deb said...

Doesn't have to be a 'dream'...You can make that a reality.

Every year, we vacation in the Hamptons right on the beach. Our beach house is secluded and the waves are practically right at the doorstep. It's nice to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there--due to hurricanes. Sleeping while listening to waves has to be the most calming thing in the world.

I loved what you said regarding 'being heard'. You are. Why do you think so many people visit your site? They want to hear your thoughts and what you have to say. Words can be very powerful, you can tear down, or build up--- with just a few words, you can break someone's spirit, as well as lift someone's spirit.

I think this was an incredible post. You shouldn't classify this as a 'dream' though-----it should be reality for you. You're already there, aren't you? S.Carolina = beaches .... blog = being heard!


At 10/01/2005 01:07:00 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

I agree with Deb. :)

At 10/01/2005 04:35:00 PM, Blogger TC said...

wonderfully well written. I hope all your dreams come true

At 10/01/2005 08:35:00 PM, Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

'Lord, give me the dreams that allow me to fly. And the faith to pursue them, no matter how high.' I have that saying on my wall. You'll make it there. I've been to Europe twice. It is wonderful...keep dreaming, it'll happen!

At 8/04/2006 09:36:00 PM, Blogger Weight Watcher said...

I am sure you have heard the song "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club but have you ever given much thought to its meaning? While on Earth, you are living in a world of reincarnation which is governed by the law of karma. Karma begins to propel you as Soul on a personal journey through the universe. Karma ends when you have reached enlightenment and fully realise that this physical reality and the Universe itself is just an illusion. When you reach a state of knowingness that there is but One all pervading essence and that essence or consciousness is You!
So what is Karma and how does it work? While in the illusion you have a soul. This soul lives past, present, and future lives. To grow in love, joy, and awareness, you reincarnate into a series of physical bodies to experience different existences. This road leads to the experiences of being both sexes, all races, religions, and ethnic types throughout many lifetimes.
Karma in its simplicist terms can be described by the biblical statement "as you sow, so also shall you reap". Karma is the principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, total cosmic justice and personal responsibility. It brings 'good' experiences as well as 'bad' - a debt must be repaid and a blessing rewarded.

A more indepth esoteric look at karma gives us the following distinctions: Sanchita Karma: the accumulated result of all your actions from all your past lifetimes. This is your total cosmic debt. Every moment of every day either you are adding to it or you are reducing this cosmic debt. Prarabdha Karma: the portion of your "sanchita" karma being worked on in the present life. If you work down your agreed upon debt in this lifetime, then more past debts surface to be worked on. Agami Karma: the portion of actions in the present life that add to your "sanchita" karma. If you fail to work off your debt, then more debts are added to "sanchita" karma and are sent to future lives. Kriyamana Karma: daily, instant karma created in this life that is worked off immediately. These are debts that are created and worked off - ie. you do wrong, you get caught and you spend time in jail.
As a soul, you experience a constant cycle of births and deaths with a series of bodies for the purpose of experiencing this illusionary world gaining spiritual insights into your own true nature until the totality of all experiences show you Who you really are - the I AM! Until you have learned, you will find that pretending that the rules of karma do not exist or trying to escape the consequences of your actions is futile.
Although it may often "feel" like punishment, the purpose of karma is to teach not to punish. Often the way we learn is to endure the same type of suffering that we have inflicted on others and also rexperience circumstances until we learn to change our thinking and attitudes.

We are all here to learn lessons as spiritual beings in human form. These lessons are designed to help us grow into greater levels of love, joy, and awareness. They teach us our true nature of love. Where we do not choose love, show forgiveness, teach tolerance, or display compassion, karma intervenes to put us back on the path of these lessons. Quite simply, the only way to achieve a state of karmic balance is to be love.
Before you incarnated into your present personality, you agreed to put yourself in the path of all that is you need to learn. Once you got here, you agreed to forget this. Karma is impersonal and has the same effect for everyone. It is completely fair in its workings and it is predictable - "do onto others as you would have them do unto you" is a way to ensure peace and tranquillity in your own life as well as the lives of those you come into contact with. The law of karma is predictable - "as you sow, so shall you reap" what is done to you is the net result of what you have done to others!
Karma gives you the opportunity at every moment to become a better person than you are and to open up to the realization that you are the master of your own fate.

The goal of karma is to give you all the experiences that you need to evolve into greater levels of love, joy, awareness, and responsibility. Karma teaches that you are totally responsible for the circumstances of your life. They keep you on the straight and narrow until you have mastered your vehicle and can ride freely on your own. Once you understand that you are the master of your own circumstances and that everything you experience is a direct result of your past actions due to your thinking and emotional responses you can overcome its seeming negative effects by creating only 'good' karma.
Karma forces us to look beyond ourselves (oneness) so that we can see ourselves as we truly are Whole, Complete, at One with everything. Once we truly understand ourselves, we can see our divinity and our unity with all life.
Karma drives us to service. Love means service. Once you accept total responsibility for your life, you see yourself as a soul in service to God. Once you do, you become a fully realized being, allowing God to experience the illusion through you.
Belief in karma and an understanding of its workings will lead you to a life of bliss. Only your own deeds can hinder you. Until the time comes when we release ourselves from our own self-imposed shackles of limitation and fully understand who and what we are we will live under the mantle of karma. So until that day why not create some wonderful experiences for ourselves by "doing onto others, as we would have them do unto us". hypnosis


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