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Movement again in Spain


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Sunrise in Spain today the 31. of December 2015

It is a while ago, since I wrote a more personal post. I have been busy with planning my future, while I still try to live in the moment, which I find being a big challenge.

As I have wrote about before, it is not easy to be the renter of houses here in Spain. I can’t just live in one place for longer time, because of the rules with the contracts and because of the conditions of the houses, as I have been renting here.

Now I have found another place to live and will be moving last in January 2016. I have started packing and cleaning out, what doesn’t serve me any longer of my material things. I give away so much as possible and the rest I place beside our trash for others to take, if they should need it.

I will come to live in an apartement, close to where I live now, usual used as tourist apartement in July & August, why I also need to move again in last in June. It is okay with me and I hope to be ready to go to Germany in that time.

I will get a balcony out to the Mediterannean Sea, from where I can see the Sunrise and have sun much at the day. I’m specially looking forward to photograph some great photos, while I enjoy my morning coffee out there 😀

2015 has been a challenging year for me. Much has happened, best of all I have found myself again after long time, where I was without knowledge of how I wished to live my life.

I have been thinking a lot to find my dreams and to find out, how to realize these dreams.

This year I have found new way to create jewelry and opened one more online shop, this time at Handmade at Amazon, from where I got an invitation to open a shop, which is a big challenge and an even more big job. This is okay, it is fun to try something new and to jump my own limits. This can feel scaring sometimes, but I grow every time, so good enough.

I hope to be able to write more at my blog in the coming year and also show more photos of the beautiful area in Spain, where I live. This is some of my new goals 😀

Wish all of you a Happy New Year and thank you very much for your friendships in this year 😀

Irene

Beauty & Life


Not so many days ago, I enjoyed my coffee outside at my terrace in the afternoon, which is still possible, just I find a sunny place. I sat and looked at the few flowers, which still showed sign of life and decided to photograph those for you to see.

We can be lucky to have sun and warm up to 16-18 C. – 60-62 F. around 3 pm now where I live in Spain. In the night we have around 0-4 C. – 28 F. which feels cold in a not isolated house. The houses here are builded to keep out the sun and warm and I agree, they do this almost too well in the winter time.

A little message to my new followers:

I do follow many blogs, more than 800, and among those also many authors, because I like to read not all lecture, but specially books about positivity and personal development. I enjoy reading poems and posts, when they are about life and not only religion and/or extremism or violence.

I respect what every you choose to write about and I do visit your blogs to see, if I can find something to like too. If you don’t see my likes, shares or comments, don’t misunderstand anything, we just don’t share interests.

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I believe in life and I’m not religious. If I should try to explain you about my ideas, you will need to think about Tibetan Buddhism. I believe in love and peace. War has never done anything good for humans. The only place where all of us can meet is with love and mutual respect. Also no matter you are a man or a woman, we are all equal. We do all have the right to live. I do also believe, that animals have a right to live and be like animals are. They are not dolls, they don’t need clothe, only enough food and a lot of love. I see animals with beautiful souls, often more beautiful than humans souls, because they are not destroyed in same way. They don’t try to predict to be something as they are not. Animals are very honest and we can learn a lot from them, if we are open to learn.

We do all come in here with each our life experiences. Some we are willing to share and others not. This is okay, why not? No one are forced to tell anything, as they don’t wish to or are ready to talk about.

By my experiences I see life a little different than many others do. It is okay, we all have our own experiences and I hope that we also learn by those. I don’t pretent to have the rights answers and I hope to learn new every day, for what I’m open.

I don’t think, that heaven is up in the sky or hell is down in the fire.

I have lived in hell in this life, survived and found my way back to life, why I neither think, that hell can be other places.

It is up to ourselves to create our heaven here, live in peace with each other and take care of our nature. No one will come and do this for us, we need to kick ourselves and just go on. We need to remember to live – every day, one day it will be too late. I don’t wish to stay close to say goodbye to this life and then have regrets. I do my best to live out my dreams, no matter how crazy they can seem to be for other people, they are not crazy for me and this is, what is important to me.

I do my best not to judge other souls, but I’m also a human and need to learn a lot. The best for me is to have the intention of not judge other souls. I don’t know anything about, how they feel or what they have been through in their lives.

We need to support each other in best possible way, to be encouraging to others and remember to smile, also to a stranger, maybe we make their day or maybe they smile back and make our day 🙂

Irene

One-Liner Wednesday


Forgive yourself for ever allowing others to hurt you

Irene

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One-Liner Wednesday made by Linda, as you find here:

One-Liner Wednesday – A Cup of Cheer

You can join too 😀

Cat – This post is part of SoCS


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I have been busy for a while and it absolutely not ended yet. As you may know, I would like to move closer to my daughter, as lives in Germany. It is never free to move and to move so far away, from Spain to Germany is expensive. I’m still saving for this movement, as I also have both of my old cats at now 12 years old and Odin at 2½ years old.

Just to find a new house here, where I am allowed to have both my cats and Odin is a challenge. In Germany it is even more difficult, because many don’t like to rent out to both foreigners and to people with pets.

My next challenge is, that I need to find a new house and that very soon. My contract here ends 31. of December this year and it is not possible to renew the contract, because the house is close to sold.

I do really wish to find a house in an area like this, close to both beach and nature areas, where I will be allowed to walk with Odin also. I love to end our walks by the beach. I need to find a house with garden, because my old cats are used to be able to get outdoor in daytime and they do really cry, when this is not possible. I will not let them down, they have been there for me in so many years and so many different life situations. They deserves to be able to get out in a garden. Most of all they enjoy just to watch the birds and the dragons in the garden. They don’t hunt so much any longer, mostly butterflies, but they love to stay outdoor and I wish to keep them safe in same time.

It would be different, if I had indoor cats, which I had as a kid living in a big city, where it was dangerous to live outdoor as a cat. Indoor cats are more easy to move with, they just demand a nice place with soft resting places and great view from the windows to follow life outdoor.

Many years ago I needed to move from a house to an apartment with my cat. She was used to live outdoor and this was not possible for a while. This went not good. I don’t wish to repeat this situation.

My cats deserves to live a good pensioner life in love and with access to a garden. Otherwise I will destroy their life quality and this I don’t wish to.

When we take cats and dogs into our household, we also need to think in their needs, which make the movings to a bigger challenge, but not impossible, it just takes more time to find the right place to live.

What do you do, when you need to move with your animals?

Irene

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This post is part of the prompt SoCS by Linda, as you can find here:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/11/06/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-715/

Linda wrote: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “-cat-”  Use the letters at the start, middle, or end of a word and make it the subject of your post – or just use the word “cat.” Enjoy!

Bad behavior – This post is part of #Tuesdayuseitanasentience


Don’t allow anyone to treat you badly, just ignore their bad behavior

Irene

This post in inspired by Karen, as you find here:

https://shamanismandhealing.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/the-gift-2/

Karen writes so great posts about different kind of personal development and this post is so inspiring, at least for me

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This prompt is developed by Linda, as you find here:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/10/20/tuesday-use-it-in-a-sentence-overrun/

One-Liner Wednesday


Real friends are the familiy, as I choose myself

Irene

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This post is part of One-Liner Wednesday by Linda, as you can find here:

One-Liner Wednesday – I’m driving here!

-ing – This post is part of SoCS


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Living in an often tough world is really a challenge. Even with a positive attitude and mind it can feel like too much sometimes.

We do all need to face the daily challenges and with a positive mind it is more easy to get through and over. Positive people do also have problems, they just don’t let them take all the attention, while negative people almost go totally down, when they face new problems. They are not always able to see solutions, why it also becomes more difficult to go through.

For a great part we are responsible for our own health and do also need to work mentally with ourselves, when we become very sick. An inner soul wash can be necessary to find a way out of this sickness. What worse is, when some of our beloved ones become very sick, then we are not responsible for their life, unless it is our kids, as we still are responsible for. It is very difficult to see and hear beloved ones become serious sick, we can’t do much to support them, if they don’t wish to listen. Or other people work against our way of help and support for the sick one. My thoughts goes out to a very dear friend in here, who is really fighting now. You know, who you are and know, that you are very loved.

We do all choose our own path in life, how we wish to live and also do this for real. Like when we were young and were filled with dreams for our future. Back then not many of us were so sick, as we often see, when we become older.

Back then we had dreams and when we think back for serious, how many of those dreams were lived out? Or did we allow others to close down our dreams and live their dreams instead? It is never too late to live out our dreams and they do change by years, so your dreams are possibly different today. Who are limiting you? Often it is yourself and if not, it is time to take responsibility for your our life and happiness now.

When I look at myself, I do see those limits too and most of all, I set up those limits for myself. Then I ask myself; What prevent you from doing this right now? Not much, I just need to kick myself most of the times.

Dreams can come true, if we really wish them to. I do have dreams, as I wish to live out. One day it is too late and I wish to be in front of that.

What about you and your dreams? Do you live out your dreams? What are you dreaming?

Irene

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This post is part of the prompt SoCS by Linda, as you can find here:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct 10/15

Linda wrote: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ing.”  The first word of your post must end in the letters “ing.” Extra points if the final word of the post does too. Enjoy!

Expect – This post is part of SoCS


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By life I have learned not to expect anything, just to be grateful, when humans behave in a kind way.

Earlier I did expect many things, such as mutual respect among humans or that all treated animals in a respectful way. This I don’t expect any longer, but I feel joy, when I see it is still happening.

By not expecting anything, I can only be positive surprised, when I see good acting by other humans.

Unfortunately many don’t know, what they say yes to, when they get an animal in their house, no matter it is a pet or other kind of animal. All animal kids are very cute and it is very easy to fall in love with them and wish to bring them to our home. If we have thought this through before acting, the animals can give us more unconditional love than we can find other places.

If a dog is on the wishing list as a pet, then there is several things to think about first like:

Can you afford to have a dog with both food, veterinary visits, vaccinations, spot-on, collars, leash, bowls, toys, bones, bed, blankets etc.? It is not cheap to have a dog

Who will be the responsible for feeding the dog? If only one are doing this, there are much better control, when and how much the dog will get to eat

Who will be the responsible for walking the dog? It is not enough to go out in the garden, even it is nice to have a garden, when you have animals. Dogs need to challenge their senses and to play with other dogs to be dog-social

Who will be responsible for the dog- training? The dog needs to learn to walk nice in a leash. It is not fun to walk a dog, while you are flying behind, because no one took the time to learn the dog, which you can not blaim the dog, if you didn’t use the needed time. Right here I see and have seen very bad behavior from humans, who think it is okay to hit, beat or kick the dog, when it doesn’t respond to your talking. It is never okay to hit a dog, but it is necessary to raise the dog, so it knows, how to behave in a good way

What are going to do with your dog, while you go on vacations? If you can’t bring the dog, then you need to find a good solution for what else to do, your dog can not stay home alone in your vacation. Here I have seen more bad behavior from humans who kill their dog or just leave it somewhere and don’t think more about that. This is not a good solution and if you can’t find a solution before you get the animal, don’t get the animal at all

Remember that animals are not toys, they are not for giving in the Christmas, they need peace, when they come to a new home to find themselves and learn you to know. If you wish to give an animal as a gift, then find another way.

If it is a dog, give the collar, leash, food bowls, books about dogs, dog bed etc. instead and talk about collecting the animal after the Christmas time, when there are peace in the house

If it is a cat, then you can give food bowls, books about cats, cat bed, toys, scratching tree etc. there are no need to get the cat, while there are no peace in the house, this will just scare the cat from beginning.

Cats need excactly the same security as the dogs for having a good forever home and humans, who will take good care of them in there life time, so please think, before you get a new family member

How do you have animals in your house?

Irene

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This post is part of the prompt SoCS by Linda, as you can find here:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct 3/15

Linda wrote: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “expect/unexpected.”  Use either or both words in your post, or simply base your idea on them. Have fun!

-Eat – This post is part of SoCS


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The heat has been tough in the summer this year in Spain. We have had several heat waves many places here. Where I live, we have had temperatures up around 40 C. – 104 F. Few days more warm, while the heat waves were heavy here.

I haven’t had much energy for a while, why it is a little while ago, since I joined SoCS last time. When the abundance is not in top, I need to prioritize, where to use the energy.

I have used much time to practice training with Odin. He is now 2½ years old and more ready to learn like an almost adult. Dogs need to be 3 years old to be called adults. I practice behavior, how to walk nice – also when we meet other dogs etc. I’m grateful that Odin love to learn new and most of the times, he responds positive. He has also found some new friends, as he is allowed to play with sometimes, which makes me happy. He needs to learn to socialize with other dogs, it is not enough, that my cats have learned him how to behave together with them 😀   They did an exellent job there…..

A little information to my New Readers; Thank you for visiting my blog, I do really appreciate that. I do also visit your blog and most often I will like at least one of your posts, maybe comment and share at Twitter too, and if I like your blog very much, I might be a new follower, but not always. Sometimes I get to visit blogs, where the blogger are blogging a lot about their religion and here I don’t do so much. Please understand that I respect your view of religion and for you to know, I’m not religious. I’m spirituel and work in many alternative ways and should I go close to any religion, it would be the Tibetan Buddhism. Few times I do like and share posts with religious topics as part of the post, but only because I really like the people behind those blogs and see them as good friends and I like to support my friends.

The autumn is also on the way, where I live in Spain. It is more cold in the nights and I need more clothe for our walks now. Still we have much sun in midday, which is wonderful and give opportunity to enjoy the garden and terrace. My roses are still blooming and are very beautiful.

Have you also had heat waves, where you live this summer?

Irene

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This post is part of the prompt SoCS by Linda, as you can find here:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept 26/15

Linda wrote: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “-eat.”  Use the word “eat” or add letters to it to make a different word. Don’t cheat!

Temp – This post is part of SoCS


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I have been temporary away from SoCS and other kind of writing for a while because I needed to recover my energy and abundance. I live close to the Mediterranean Sea in Spain and we have had a lot of tourists in our area in the Summer time here and not all tourists were acting considerately. Many make a lot of noise, which for me is very bad. I am noise sensitive and then get screaming neighbors did not help. Some were even screaming in the nights too. I feel very happy, that those people left again and it became possible to find the peace as usual is here.

The Autumn is close here too, even we still have warm in the air in daytime. The nights are cold now and we have had a lot of rain and storm for a while now. Some days also nice sun in the middle of the day. This change in the weather gave me a cold, which also drained me for energy.

It is soon time to look for another house again, because my contract for renting this house ends the 31. of December. Right now I don’t know, where next stop will be, but time will show. I have seen several parts of Spain in the 3 years, as I have lived here.

With the Autumn come the time for indoor activities, which for me means more time for creating my jewelry. I try to find inspiration in the nature for my next creations. I hope that you will like them. As you might know, I do sell my jewelry at both Etsy & DaWanda and have also made an offer for this weekend for my readers at WordPress. You can read more about this offer here

I hope to find the abundance to develope my other pages at my blog, which include Jewelry, Personal Development and Gemstones & their Energies. I haven’t been to good to update all the pages for long time.

I’m still working to clean out of my house, what I don’t use any longer. It is clothe and everything else, that just are filling up space. It is a big job and I’m not very good to come through it all. It takes so long time, as I could use for so much else 😉

Meditation & Yoga are very important for me to find my inner peace. I enjoy to walk with my dog Odin in the nature here. We walk both in the nature and by the sea, where I often do my meditation. It is so peaceful now, where there are not so many tourists any longer. It is also soon time, where Odin again will be allowed to swim in the sea. This is more difficult, while there are many tourists and not legal many places either.

Which plans do you have for your Autumn?

Irene

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This post is part of the prompt SoCS by Linda, as you can find here:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept 12/15

Linda wrote: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “temp.”  Use a word with “temp” anywhere in it – beginning, middle or end – or use it as a word all on its own. Enjoy!

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