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We do all experience and meet challenges in our life, some meet more than others and we can just hope, that we are able to handle the challenges, as each of us meet in life

When I look back at my life, I see a lot of positive experiences, which make me happy to think about. Some times have been more fun than others, that is life

I got my kids very early in life and I did never regret to get them, even it was early and more life experiences might have helped me in many ways. I have two adult kids, the first just before I became 20 years old and the second three years later. I have been young with my kids, which has been good in some ways, because went they became teenagers, I still did remember, how it was to be a teenager myself. Not easy…

I have been through many great times, but also times as I could live without. I do know, that all of this have made me to the person, as I am today, but I could still live without these. I have had many times, where I wished, that I had more guidance and support, than I had back then, but what doesn’t kill us, makes us usually stronger

I haven’t been to good to find the best partners, while I was younger. Short time ago, I got to know, that I have been an idiot-magnet sometimes, which I today easily only can agree about. I think and hope, that I now have learned by my mistakes

When we meet idiots, psychopaths, sociopaths etc. then it is not possible not to be damaged in different ways. These kind of monsters, they are not humans – I deny to call them humans – they destroy everyone and everything, as they come close to and unfortunately, they are not always easy to spot up in front, then it would be more easy to avoid them

I did meet this kind of monsters and several of them. They have damaged my soul very much and I have worked very hard and still do, to be healed from all those years

For many years, I have had interest in alternative ways of living, healing, gemstones, meditation etc. In the beginning I worked with these things on and off, later I found out, how much I feel, that the gemstones have helped me in my healing, why I continue to use them in many ways and for some years also to create jewelry with

When I wear jewelry with gemstones, I can feel their power. They can never go instead of a doctors visit, when this is needed, but they can support our healing beside the doctors work

Today I do meditations daily, sometimes several times daily I do also use gemstones, while I meditate, specially when I send healing thoughts to other souls in need. I know, they support me to send, what is needed

Last year I went vegetarian again, which I did not regret. I feel so much better in my body and mind after this. I do yoga, both in a class and at home and this help me to get into a better shape and helps my body to heal too

There are many ways, as we can go, when we wish to heal our wounds from earlier in this life. I chose personal development by many reasons, most of all to learn myself to know, to learn my own limitations for now, then I had something to work from and could see, how far I come day by day

It was a big challenge for me to move to Spain, which I did 4 1/2 years ago. I have been much alone, specially in the first years here, where my Spanish was almost not existing, which makes it difficult to communicate with anyone, when I rarely met people, who were able to speak anything else than Spanish or Catalan

In these first years, I really got to know myself at positive and less positive ways, found my strength after some while and the will to survive, live and enjoy my life. When you are much alone, you have a lot of time to think, which I also did and I got to know myself so well, that I also found out, that I needed help for healing my soul

I read a lot, communicated online with people, read more and got to learn, how I could help myself to heal. First of all, I needed to find out, what to heal from, because there were several reasons. Then I learned, that by forgiving first myself, for at all to let anyone hurt me, was first step. Next step was to forgive the monsters, as did hurt me. This step was the most difficult to come through, until I found out, that I didn’t need to forgive their bad acting, which are not possible to ever forgive, but “only” their existence as being monsters and not humans. I found this as the most difficult, as I have ever learned to do in my life, but after I did, I found out, that I got many energies released from my soul. Today I feel more free than ever before in my life

When I found out to forgive, not for them, but for me, to find my freedom to live, this was the best, I ever have done for myself

Now you know a little more about, why I love to work with gemstones and their energies, they have been priceless in their support for me.

Enjoy your life – while you still are able to

Irene

 

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Afternoon Walks & Cactus


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Odin and I have been walking in a new area the last days in the afternoon, where there are many different kind of cactus

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I will show you several, as I found most beautiful

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Some of the cactus are several meters high and they spread also very wide

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I have noticed by my time in Spain, that there are different and new kind of cactus at all new places here

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Odin enjoyed our new place for walking, there were many new smellings

I hope you enjoyed your visit

Irene

Life Quality


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Beach photo from where I live in Spain

I have been thinking about my life quality for a longer periode, which I find healthy for the mind.

What is good life quality?

What do I wish for my life?

How do I wish to live my life?

Where are my dreams now?

Are they the same dreams as I had just few years ago?

Maybe new dreams and if so, which?

What can I do to live out my dreams?

What can limit me in my dreams?

How can I overcome the fear, as also follow when new goals come into my life?

Which souls are very important for me?

How do I handle all those questions?

Right now I really don’t know, but I feel that I need to find my inner dreams and try to live them out too.

If you have followed my blog for a while you may know, that I relocated to Spain 2½ years ago from Denmark.

I had several good reasons for this. My health needed more warm, than Denmark could offer

I found a boyfriend from Spain, as I wanted to get a chance to know much better than possible just by visiting each other

I had a dream about being expat, when I once would become a pensioner

I’m not so old, but got my pension years ago caused my life experiences and my health

My kids were adult and raised to be independent and responsable souls, so I felt it was time to live out one of my dreams about being expat, which I did

So now I ask myself, what is good life quality for me?

It is never too late to have dreams, sometimes we forget this in our daily life, there are no spare time for dreaming, but one day we find out, that something is missing and need to find out what it is

I often use my walks by the beach to think and meditate, which I find very powerful

How to be happy and stay happy?

What makes me happy?

Which thoughts and dreams did I have earlier?

It seems to be a big job to find answers at all those questions, but I think it is important to live a life, where I feel satisfied and happy etc.

To find my dreams and make them into goals

What is good life quality for you?

Wish you nice dreams

Irene

Chances or Risks – This post is part of SoCS


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Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

It is very different how we react at new challenges, some people se them as chances and others as risks.

We are all independent souls, but not all of us are able to react with big smiles, when we get a new challenge. Because of our individual life experiences we react at those, so some people will feel fear when they get a challenge, because they have never learned how to get a challenge in the positive way.

Others see, special young people, new challenges as big chances and they smile just they think about this.

I find it important for all of us, that we think deeply about our most inner dreams for our life and then try to find out, how to realize those dreams. Almost everything is possible but be patient, everything also takes time. Are you willing to use that time for your dreams? If you don’t give anything of yourself here, you will not receive anything either.

For many years my dream was to relocate from Denmark to a country in South Europe, maybe when I became old, but I had this dream for many years. Few years ago my dream became true and I became an expat in Spain, which I don’t regret.

Of course we need to plan our dream down to the details, where we can work daily to reach our goals. And again, be patient with yourself, not all is possible in short time, so share your big goals up in small goals and work them out one by one, even this is only a bit, it is helping us to reach our dreams.

I hope that you enjoyed reading.

Irene

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You can join too, visit Linda here: http://lindaghill.com/2014/11/07/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-november-814/

Expat in Spain – This post is part of SoCS


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Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

I haven’t seen so much sun before in my life as after I became an expat in Spain. The sun push the degrees up around 9 month per year. The degrees in the winter can go down so we feel the cold, but even in the winter we use to have much sunshine in the middle of the day, which I enjoy very much.

Just to sit outside with my coffee and listen to the birds all year round. It helps me to feel myself and avoid stress. It is possible to enjoy the garden almost every day in the year, when we don’t have rain.

I come from a more climatic cold country, Denmark, as are located in Scandinavia, North Europe. There we could have around 3 months summer, sometimes a little more, but the rest of the year with low degrees.

Irene

Todays prompt: degree/degrees

This post is part of the prompt SoCS by Linda at:

http://lindaghill.com/2014/10/24/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-october-2514/

My new area in Spain


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Orange Tree in October in Spain 2014

If you use to read my blog, you know I just moved again and this time from Catalonia to Spain, which is very different for an expat like me. Catalonia is yet a part of Spain even they wish independence and work for this. My first two years in Spain I lived in Catalonia and this time I choosed to go more south, why I left Catalonia and went to Castellòn in Spain.

The orange tree as you see here, I saw in the morning and wanted to show you, how far they are now. Not ready for enjoy yet.

Beach Vinaros 01 october

Here you can see a part of the beach with both houses, rocks & beach

After we have been playing with balls and practice how to behave with Odin in the morning, we walk to the beach, where we are able to follow the beach through the rocks, some places more easy to walk than others and very beautiful.

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Another part of the beach seen short before sunset

We walk both in the morning and in the evening as the weather are here now. Still to warm in the middle of the day for Odin so we wait a little while yet with our walk in this hours.

Odin Vinaros night

Odin love the beach, no matter which hour, but in daytime he is allowed to swim after our playing

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Close to sunset seen from the beach here

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Sunset few minuts after last photo

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Full moon seen from the beach

I did photograph a lot more, but not all photos of the moon went out, as I would like to. They were moving, so it was difficult to see, if it at all was the moon, but I was lucky and got few good ones 😀

I hope you did enjoy to see a little from my new area in Spain. I enjoy the walks here so much. The beach is for me a wonderful place for meditation and just enjoy living.

Irene

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